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Some of my favorite long fics

Hey guys! I’m Mara from mysmolhedgehog, and since I’m new to this account I figured I could list some of the best long fics I’ve read (some of them are quite obvious, but bear with me). Because this list is about longer fics, all of them will be over 50k. Hopefully I will end up doing a similar list of shorter fics soon!

Pull Me Under- 140k. As the first British footballer to come out at the prime of his career, it helps that Louis Tomlinson is in a long-term, committed relationship. Even if that relationship is fake. (Featuring Niall as Louis’ favorite teammate, and Zayn as Liam’s boyfriend, who just happens to be good friends with one Harry Styles.) 

(I’m not even joking, Pull Me Under was the first fic I ever read).

Love Is a Rebellious Bird135k. AU in which the boys still make music. Louis is the concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra, Harry is the New! and Exciting! interim conductor/ex-cello prodigy who has “made Mozart cool again” according to Esquire Magazine (Louis hates him immediately, which is definitely why he internet stalked him in his dark bedroom late at night that one time), and Niall is the best. Zayn and Liam are around too. Don’t hum Bolero.

Young and Beautiful- 220k. Louis, to his horror, attends an elitist university in which the name Zayn Malik means something, Niall Horan doesn’t stop talking, there are pianos everywhere, and Harry Styles, only son of a drug-addled, clinically insane ex-rocker, has a perfect smile and empty eyes. 

(I’m currently re-reading this for about the 4th time because I love it so much).

Fall Into Your Gravity70k. AU. In which Harry is an overnight pop sensation and Louis steals plants, Zayn pulls Liam’s proverbial pigtails and Niall’s just pleased there are more girls for him.

Wild and Unruly- 124k. Harry is a cowboy sitting on the biggest oil reservoir in Wyoming, and Louis is the paralegal assigned to pressure him into selling his land.

The Finish Line (Is A Good Place For Us To Start)- 122k. Louis Tomlinson, one-time Formula 1 World Champion, is looking forward to the 2013 season. He’s got Zayn in his garage and Liam in his ear, he’s got Cowell Racing backing him despite former indiscretions, he’s got experience and the best race car out there. Not to mention he’s the only racer they have, after Oliver dropped out late last year.It hasn’t occurred to him that Oliver would have to be replaced by February. That is, until he finds himself at a party celebrating Harry Styles leaving Ferrari for Cowell. Harry hotshot Styles, who broke a record last year and is probably looking to make a big splash. Harry Styles, who is talented and somewhat intimidating. Harry Styles, who left Ferrari for reasons unknown and seems kind of lonely and harmless in person. Lonely, harmless, hot as fuck. Whatever.The first thing Louis does is take him under his wing. From there it’s nine months of slow-burning romance, the past catching up to them, turning into the human puppy pile that is OT5 and a lot of feelings until, of course, reaching the finish line.

Escapade- 146k. In the grand scheme of things, finding a date for a wedding should be no problem for Louis Tomlinson. He’s rich. He’s handsome. He’s reasonably well behaved. But when the wedding is for his lifelong best friend (and former boyfriend), and is happening in under a month, finding a date for the ceremony and accompanying festivities becomes more of an adventure than he ever could have planned for.

Things My Heart Used To Know- 60k (not completed). Anastasia!AU in which Louis is Dimitri, Liam is Vlad, Niall is Pooka, Zayn is Sophie and Harry looks just like a long lost Russian prince.
Or the one where Louis and Liam are con men trying to pass Harry off as Alexei Romanov in order to collect the reward money. The thing is, Harry looks and acts so much like the long-dead Tsarevich that it’s really messing with Louis’ head - and maybe his heart. Meanwhile, Niall is a human miracle, Zayn is supposed to be waiting for them in Paris and no one realizes what they’ve got themselves into until it’s too late to turn back.

Let’s Fall In Love In a Place You Want To Stay- 134k. A George of the Jungle / Tarzan AU where Louis is a model who meets Wild Man Harry in the Congo. He was raised by apes and barely speaks a word of English and turns Louis’ life upside down.

Outwit, Outplay, Outlast- 61k. “Tommo and Harry are gonna do it. I don’t know when, but they’re gonna do it. They’ve got the mattress, the pillows, everything’s in place, and they’re gonna do it. I really wish those two the best of luck.” –Taylor Swift, “Chapera"Or a Survivor All-Stars AU in which Harry and Louis are just in this game to win the million dollars, but they end up with something better. Featuring Harry’s yellow swim shorts, Louis in snapbacks, and OT5 shenanigans.

An Eternal Enigma- 67k. Louis is a reluctant king with a head full of fairy tales, and Harry is an emotionally-challenged musical prodigy. Zayn is a hopelessly romantic painter, Liam is the castle’s resident ghost with sporadic amnesia, and Niall is the accidental head of the kingdom’s most prevalent spy ring.Very loosely based on the lives of Ludwig II of Bavaria and Richard Wagner.

Jump Before We Fall- 114k. Louis and Zayn’s lives revolve around running a hotel by the sea, Harry is a student who wants a life far from home for just a little while, Niall doesn’t know where life leads him and Liam thinks he has already found all purposes in his life.

The Dead of July- 100k. Being an Avenger means continuing to be Captain America and smiling and being honorable for the public and Harry does his best. But it doesn’t give him time to figure out who he is supposed to be once he takes off his uniform and puts the shield to the side. Just being Harry had always involved Louis, and Harry fears he doesn’t know how to exist without him.or: Harry is Captain America, and Louis’ been dead for 70 years.

Into the Blue- 117k. AU. In which Louis is Harry’s scuba instructor and quite happy to provide the requested special treatment, pun fully intended. It can’t be all that difficult to convince Harry that they’re on the same page, right? Also, Niall and Liam may or may not be dating, and Zayn is surrounded by emotionally stunted idiots. He bears it with dignity.

This obviously isn’t an all-encompassing list, I just wanted to mush a couple of the best fics I’ve read into a pile in the hopes that y’all can find some awesome fics to read! A list of my favorite fics under 50k should come soon!

Such Great Heights

Title: Such Great Heights
Author: softlyforgotten
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 93,300 Approx.  
Summary: Draco Malfoy, wide-eyed and pale and in a decidedly ragged shirt, was crouched next to the pile of whatever the dragon had been eating.
Harry threw himself to a halt and yelled, “Merlin, how many times do I have to save your life?”

This story, oh my god, so amazing! I can’t believe it took me this long to find it and read it! It’s basically about a dragon. Not just a dragon, the dragon Harry, Ron and Hermione rode in their escape from Gringotts.

It’s almost one year after the war and the dragon has been roaming all over the country. Harry feels responsible for the creature and goes looking for it. What he didn’t expect to find was Draco with the dragon, who is also on the run, by the way. Erm, Draco that is.

Of course Harry is immediately intrigued. What is Draco Malfoy doing with the dragon?

Well, it turns out he’s been taking care of it. As in, protecting her and feeing her and basically keeping her safe. You remember the dragon was sick, traumatised and basically abused living all those years underground in Gringotts, right? She was in bad shape, and Draco’s been taking care of it. Naturally Harry wants to get involved, and Draco, though none too happy about it, reluctantly agrees to let Harry see the dragon.

I’m going to move fast-forward to: eventually they start sleeping together, and it’s just such a mess because they are the absolute worst to communicate. They fight and argue and bicker all the time. And then there are all the legal problems they face: Draco (and his family – also on the run) aren’t cleared, the dragon is wanted  by the Ministry, Draco is super attached to his illegal dragon, and Harry is confused and super attached to Draco.

But it’s so much more than that, because they are living with the trauma of the war, there’s a sense of hurt/comfort in so many relationships (Harry has so many people living with him at Grimmauld Place), Bi!Harry, the characterisations in the story are amazing, like, omfg, truly amazing, and then there are all the feels. Awesome fic.


please read the tags and warnings before you read!

we’ve got the world in our hands - larry, ziam - smut, fluff, angst - 54k.

A mutants/superpowers AU. Louis and his friends attend the Cowell Institute for General Education and Mutant Training in London; when Louis meets Harry, the newest student at the Cowell Institute, he immediately recruits Harry to help play matchmaker for his friend Zayn. Harry and Louis are so caught up in meddling in Zayn’s love life, though, that they don’t notice that their own friendship is progressing into something more. Meanwhile, an ominous threat up north grows slowly until suddenly, no mutant - or human - is safe.

c’mon baby, make me fall in love with you - larry, ziam - smut, fluff, angst - 56k.

Louis is an unrecognised and disenchanted journalist working at Real Exposure, a tabloid that’s on the brink of going under. In order to save the paper, Simon, the editor-in-chief, decides they need a story that will shock everyone and keep the name Real Exposure on everybody’s lips.

Enter Harry Styles, the former teenage popstar turned tabloid darling. Simon is certain Harry is hiding dark secrets about his past, and Louis is tasked with going undercover to dig them up. But when Louis gets a lot closer to Harry than he originally planned, he ends up having to make some serious decisions that could affect his entire career.

you came running with my heart - larry, ziam - angst, fluff, smut - 55k, chaptered - you need an account to read this!

The world ends on a Saturday, which throws a bit of a wrench into Louis’ weekend plans. Now civilization appears to be destroyed, his roommate has run off into the countryside on a romantic quest, and Louis’ only hope of surviving is an ASDA employee with a pair of swords and too much time on his hands.

At least the apocalypse is over and done with – anything else that goes wrong is really just a footnote.

(A post-apocalyptic roadtrip au.)

truly, madly, deeply (10 things i hate about you) - larry - angst, fluff, smut - 54k (warning for homophobic language and bullying).

The first Louis had heard of Harry auditioning for X Factor was the night he’d turned up on Louis’ doorstep the day before leaving for Boot Camp, with a DVD and an illicit bottle of vodka.

 Thing was, Louis hated secrets, and he really hated being made a fool of, and he really, really hated Harry Styles.

or: the one in which they’re all in sixth form together, and Harry auditions for X Factor without them.

glow - larry - fluff, angst, smut - 41k.

Alien AU, with a hint of Royal AU. A summer barbecue at the Tomlinson’s is interrupted by a naked visitor from a peaceful planet far, far away. Can an alien and a human survive a summer together for the sake of the human race?

Stately Homes of Wiltshire

Title: Stately Homes of Wiltshire
Author: waspabi
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 57,500 Approx.  
Summary: Malfoy Manor has mould, dry rot and an infestation of unusually historical poltergeists. Harry Potter is on the case.

Such a fantastic story this is. It’s fun, entertaining, super interesting and it has some amazing characterisations of – damn, everybody, really. I’m not kidding!

It has gorgeous characterisations of Draco, who is trying to very hard to salvage his Manor from decay while at the same time dealing with all sorts of poltergeists and with a (at first) reluctant Auror detail tailing him to monitor any potential Dark activity. An Auror detail who is completely (unwillingly and unaware at first) smitten with Draco. Of course I’m talking about Harry. :D And Harry has such a lovely characterisation, too.

This is the sort of story that pulls you in and those 57K fly by because you don’t want to stop reading it. There’s plenty of bantering and bickering, too, lovely scenes with Ron and Hermione (they rock, really), Pansy and Greg (who also rock). And then there’s the plot itself, that shows you what the Manor meant to Draco, during the war, what it means to him to be in charge, and there’s more, there’s Harry’s conflicted feelings about his job, and all through his Harry and Draco are so them.  Definitely an instant favourite. :)

A Thousand Beautiful Things

Title: A Thousand Beautiful Things
Author: geoviki  
Rating: R
Word Count: 104,000 Approx.  
Summary: Draco Malfoy struggles with changed fortunes, shifted alliances, an ugly war, and an unusual spell, with the help of a concerned professor, an insightful house-elf, and an unexpected Gryffindor friend.
Content/Warning(s): Canon divergence (AU) after OotP.

I cannot believe I hadn’t recced this before, because it’s really amazing and definitely one of my favourites.

It’s an AU after Order of the Phoenix, in which Draco is a spy for the Order and starts training with Snape for when the time comes. It’s not linear, because the story starts when the war is over and won and Draco’s facing Lucius’s death.

It has different POVs, and all brilliant. We got to see the development of Dean and Draco’s friendship after the war (Dean is so, so awesome! But so is Seamus!), after Draco saved Dean and Seamus, we get Draco’s POV  and even Snape’s POV. It’s very complex and rich in characterisations.

The heart of it is, we learn that back when Harry and Draco were at Hogwarts, before the war broke, Lucius cast a spell on Harry that would trigger after his death. This spell would make Harry every evening to insult and abuse his friends (verbally) until exhaustion, and if left alone he’d be a danger to himself. Draco witnessed Lucius casting the spell, but during the war, and even after the war, dealing with the Ministry and the aftermath - because even though he was cleared as an ally of the Light, people still don’t trust a Malfoy - he forgot, and it’s not until Dean mentions Harry’s having a hard that he remembers, sees the effect of Lucius’s curse first hand, and he’s faced with a choice. He could break the spell, but he could also lose everything, for to break the spell he needs to make a Vow of Silence.

It’s fantastic, this fic. The way Draco is there for Harry through these ‘cursed’ evenings, the way he see the story (past and present) unfold, the way Draco changes with time, friendships made, and Harry’s growing need for Draco, it’s all so very good, man! Read it if you haven’t, and you know, if have, read it again because it’s truly brilliant. :D 

(Tagged both war era and EWE because it jumps in time)

Space Piracy: Lessons in Love, Ass-kicking, and Instant Noodles

Author: Sirona

Rated: Mature

Pairing: Narusasu

Summary: Ninjas IN SPACE! Join Soragakure’s pirate ship captain, Uzumaki Naruto and his crew of misfits on an epic adventure, spanning whole galaxies as they fight to gain control of a viciously dangerous viral mainframe, parts of which are contained in the partly-cyborg bodies of nine men and women all over the known universe. Enemies become friends and friends become something more in a frantic race to outrun the unscrupulous Akatsuki organisation and the corrupt Alliance of space cities and steal a weapon that may mean the end of creation as they know it.

Word Count: ~ 64,200

Status: Complete

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suga / jimin
words: 60,516
auhtor: Taetaessbae

Park Jimin is a dancer in Seoul who is just trying to make it in the world.
Min Yoongi somehow ends in Seoul helping his grandmother run her dance studio.
Troubled pasts and unknown futures await the two, but maybe they can deal with it together.

Stiles/Derek - Little Wild Animal

TitleLittle Wild Animal

Author: DiscontentedWinter (AO3)

Rating: Explicit (NC-17)

Fandom: Teen Wolf

Word Count: ~61k

Warnings: AU, angst, bottom!stiles

Summary: Derek Hale finds a feral human on his pack’s property.
Humans are supposed to be extinct.
But then, Stiles is full of surprises.

Comments: Absolutely amazing fic.  It’s so well written, the character and relationship development is fantastic, and the story is so great.

Humans are thought to be extinct - Derek finds Stiles feral in the forest and rehabilitates him.  Lots of angst with a happy ending.  I really loved reading this fic!