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[Update: "Days are Gone" by seasideimprovisation is no longer on AO3.]

corbaccio — “Benediction” (E)
Futurefic in which Armin is commander’s aide and Eren a squad leader. Laden with work and frequently in Sina, Armin doesn’t get to see Eren often enough. So when he’s back at HQ after two weeks away, Eren comes to his rooms… and makes slow, intense, worshipful love to him.
Distance or time spent apart had never upset their relationship. Eren still found relief in that: he feared change in spite of its inevitability, as sure as the shifting tides that Armin still spoke of, simply because constants were so rare in his life. Armin was one of the few. The way he felt and fit around him was, thankfully, the same as always. Eren could imagine the curve of his waist, the dust-soft skin at the small of his back, but nothing could ever compare to the real thing right in front of him. The longing he’d tamped down for the past two weeks came back in a rush—the urge to shell Armin out of his shirt, to remind himself of every quirk and angle and sensitive spot of his body, was near overwhelming.
Searingly hot smut, with the fond familiarity of a long-term relationship. And, in this fic, Armin’s hair is long. :) 4,024 words.

anonymous — “you don’t know what you like” (E)
Not the first time for them, but the first time with any privacy beyond what they get in a shared bunk in the wee hours of the morning.
...“There’s nothing to do in the storage sheds.”

“Not even me?” Armin had said, turning to give Eren his very best wide-eyed, butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-my-mouth, I-didn’t-start-the-fire look.

Eren had paused, eyes wavering.

“Oh,” he’d said, “Oh.”
And then Armin is a total power bottom. XD 996 words.

Homicidal Whispers — “A Whisper, A Roar” (E)
Visitation Day is exactly what it sounds like. … It’s a joyous day for everyone except Mikasa, Armin, and Eren. Mikasa goes off to take out her sorrow and anger on a punching bag. And Eren and Armin — even though “they’re not really dating” — have some fun under a tree, despite the risk of being seen.
     Also, Jean is a homophobic jerk whom everybody else puts in his place. Eren does it with the most panache:
Defiantly, Eren lifts a strawberry from his plate. Fresh fruit like this is a luxury they’re rarely afforded and each student is only allowed two. He holds it to Armin’s mouth. Armin knows what Eren is trying to do; he’s making a statement. His eyes hold Eren’s as he opens up and allows Eren to feed the fruit in. When he bites down, sticky pink juice drips over his hand. Eren waits for Armin to take the last bite of the fruit before bringing his hand to his own mouth and lapping up the juice there.

Eren takes a moment to look around the room. “Anyone else have a problem?”
4,849 words.

phollie (larouille) — “shrinking violets” (E)
When they’re seven, [t]hey meet on a summer’s day where the heat hangs like honey and the sky looms with a threat of a storm. They haven’t been acquainted for more than an hour before Eren wants to marry Armin, and Armin thinks maybe they can do that someday when they’re older. Eren leans in and plants a rough kiss to Armin’s cheek, like the sealing of a promise, a pact.
     The author takes us through five more kisses between Eren and Armin: Innocent, happy childhood pecking. Still-mostly innocent kissing in the reclamation camp after they’ve quarreled. A sudden shift in the atmosphere between them when they’re fourteen and in training, and their fears of how it could change their friendship. A fiery makeout session in Eren’s dungeon bedroom under the courthouse (with an amusing cameo by Levi, who’s surprisingly sympathetic in his inimitable way). And then, after the 57th Expedition, a hurt/comfort–laced consummation of all that’s gone before. 9,646 words.

anonymous — “Let the Awkward Abound!” (M)
The title sounds cracky; the fic is anything but. It had been the two of them forever, or so it felt to Armin. And then Mikasa comes along, and it’s the three of them. Then come the years in the reclamation camp, hope and love blooming amid grief and privation. Training, with more opportunities for companionship — and jealousy. And, finally, Armin tending to Eren in the first-aid room after the sparring match with Annie:
He sees what he wants. I see what is there. All he saw right now, all he could feel, was Eren, his warmth and the tension running through both their bodies. All his senses were filled with Eren, his scent, earthy under the sharp smell of sweat, his breath, the pulse beating through his body, the salt of his skin a memory on Armin’s tongue. Right now, Eren was the whole world, and he didn’t want it to end.
3,191 words.

Raevell — “Campfires and Tents” (E)
He’s completely exhausted and sore after the 104th goes on a summer endurance hike into the woods, and Shadis screams at him while he lies inert on the ground. But Armin still manages to find himself entranced by Eren’s fire-lit smile, and warmed by Eren’s encouraging words in the privacy of their tent. When he wakes up in the middle of the night with Eren (and Eren’s sleep erection) pressed against him, he realizes he won’t be able to go back to sleep unless…
Turning his head again, he glanced at Eren, felt him still breathing against him, arm around him, and he felt struck with guilt at how the image and the situation provoked him. That guilt became a physical pain in his gut when he acknowledged what he was now considering. Was he really going to do this? Touch himself with Eren’s body flush against his?
Of course he is. 4,960 words.

sodas — “a moment on the moon” (G)
This postcanon fic is labeled gen but can be read as very tame Eremin. Both of them survive to see the outside world, but “see" is only figurative on Armin’s part, as he’s lost his sight. Eren, leading him out into the newly conquered wilderness, describes it to him while watching over him.
"There are all these purple flowers around us,” Eren says into Armin’s hair. The wind keeps blowing it into his face. "They group on really long stems. They’re like... columns. Big leaves, too."

Armin smiles off to the left and fingers a bit of the horse’s mane. “They might be larkspur,” he says. “When we get back, you should tell someone they’re here. I think larkspur’s toxic.”

“No one’s gonna be eating any flowers,” Eren says, a little incredulous. He can, admittedly, picture Sasha with a bouquet between her teeth, and Jean with a daisy sticking out of his mouth.

“Kids, though,” Armin chides, face turned forward. His chin is tilted up and Eren imagines that the sunlight is spread over his mouth and the bridge of his nose. Lucky sun.
Armin, consumed as always by his hunger for knowledge, seems to accept his own blindness better than Eren does. A sweet, hopeful fic, despite the note of angst. 1,067 words.
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Sorry for being so late with this rec post! I’ll make it a little longer than usual this time around.

noero — “Indulgent” (E)
Levi often gives Erwin a massage, and Erwin one day offers to return the favor. Levi has only ever known sex as a tool, as a game, but this feels like neither… Levi realizes it’s not just the oddly gentle way Erwin maneuvers about him, but that it’s Erwin and that he wants to touch Levi. This is what renders him helpless, at his mercy. 2,687 words.

singie — “Hand to Hand” (G)
Pre-slash; based on but divergent from A Choice with No Regrets. Levi, too keyed up to sleep out in the field on his first mission, joins Erwin on a tree branch. After some bantering about their difference in height, Erwin presses his palm flat against Levi’s. Fluffy and mildly humorous; not much UST, although you can find some between the lines. 1,306 words.

tokiNOOO (tokino) — “The Still of the Silence” (E)
Established relationship. After the devastation of the 57th Expedition, Erwin knocks on Levi’s door to see how he’s doing. Levi’s grief over his squad manifests in an anger at Erwin that literally leaves him speechless — and violent. And, once Erwin bests him in the fight Levi starts with him, looking for a different sort of physical outlet for his rage. 1,807 words.

angriff (refusals) — “amechania” (T)
An alternative take on chapters 49–51.
Levi’s lack of direction came not from aimlessness but from infinite inertia. He was the immovable object to Erwin’s unstoppable force.

Levi is no scientist or scholar, but he’s familiar enough with the way things work to know that it’s impossible for two such concepts to coexist at the same time.
“Sir, Commander Erwin Smith has officially been reported missing in action a-and… and presumed dead.” And, with that, an injured, infuriated, terrified Levi goes out to find him: It’s not enough just to know that [the Titans] are dead; Levi has to be the one to personally take everything from them just like they have taken everything from him. The author knows their characters and nails them perfectly. 7,867 words.

NanakiBH — “Fulfillment” (E)
Erwin turns control over to Levi for one evening, and Levi wants him on his knees.
[Levi’s] actions spoke loud enough for him to understand what intentions he had, but it was the heat in his gaze, the firm set of his shoulders, and the tension in his muscles that really told him in what way Levi needed him tonight.

He wasn’t going to make him fight for it. They fought for everything else in their damned lives.
2,851 words.

DaftDays — “Hands off” (E)
Levi, who’s wanted Erwin for years, watches him train early one morning from the shadows at the edge of the sparring field. Erwin, noticing him, invites him to spar, as they’ve done many times before. But this time is like none before:
Levi has never known he has a thing for being overpowered, not before he met Erwin. If it was anyone else, Levi would be fighting for his life, but now all he can feel is arousal, strong and powerful, all the pent up lust and frustration he’s been storing inside him rushing to the surface now that he finally has the commander where he wants him.
I’ll add only that the tags include “dubcon,” “frottage,” and “Levi comes in his pants.” And that there may be a sequel eventually. 2,208 words.

Metallic_Sweet — the Anabasis series
These fics, Levi POV and readable as either Eruri or gen (and each as standalone), cover his five years in the Survey Corps from the fall of Wall Maria to just after the Clash of the Titans. The writing juxtaposes emotional devastation, dry humor, and keen characterization. The author’s take on Levi's cleanliness quirk is obsessive-compulsion with an edge of paranoia, borne of horrendous childhood experience and intensified by later ordeals. Aside from canon-typical violence, there is famine, non-sexual bedsharing, drinking, hurt/comfort, moral ambiguity, and, rather canonically, “Shitty Situations and Shittier Coping Mechanisms.”
  • “Xanadu” (3,919 words; T) — The SC officers watch the refugees be marched in from Wall Maria, then marched out to their deaths. Afterward they go into Utopia to beg the Sina nobles for money at a sumptuous banquet. All the while, Erwin and Levi grow closer.
    “So the swine hide away and gorge themselves,” he'd said over dinner after a particularly late mapping session.

    “Some do,” Erwin answered, slicing a small bite of the steak on his plate. “But none of them have ever seen the open sky.”
  • “Xibalba” (3,557 words; M) — This fic, named for the K’iche’ Maya underworld (literally “place of fear”), is set at an unspecified time in the four years after “Xanadu.” Levi, thrown by a titan, spends a week in an abandoned farmhouse with a wound to his back he can’t reach. He sinks deeper and deeper into fever, hallucination, and agonizing sepsis before he’s rescued. He deals with convalescence about as well as you’d expect, and with caretaking attempts from Hange, Petra, and Erwin even less well.
    Levi had closed his eyes, reached back inside of his mind to the shredded bits that litter the memory of before he was Humanity’s Strongest, and found only dust and ash. Dirty, like everything that he was and still could be again.
  • “Xenophon” (7,880 words; T) — After Erwin loses his arm, Levi — with the help of Moblit, Armin, Jean, and Sasha — takes over the running of the Survey Corps. Which he desperately does not want to do, because
    “I’m not a fucking replacement —”

    As soon as the word leaves his mouth, it’s like the floor has been ripped out from underneath him, and he has to catch himself against the desk to prevent his knees from buckling. He feels like he’s going to blow apart, fall in upon himself, simultaneously burn up and evaporate into nothing. His vision tunnels, becomes a single speck within blackness, and he has to clench his right hand tightly around the side of his own neck to ground himself, to stop himself from breaking more of Erwin’s things.
    Oh, and as for that keen characterization I mentioned earlier? Try this on: “Okay,” Moblit says, and he’s been around Hange too long: he’s developed that ability to say one thing but clearly communicate he doesn’t believe a single word that just came out of Levi’s mouth.

andtheheir — “Find Hell With Me” (E)
Levi’s early days with the Survey Corps and Erwin (they’re “Rivaille” and “Irvin” in this fic), jossed of course by ACWNR. The fic opens with a trial for Levi that echoes Eren’s in canon, as do his first days with the Survey Corps. You can cut the UST with a knife: in Levi and Erwin’s physical altercations, in their slowly developing mutual respect and trust, and, especially, in a haircut scene that is far hotter than many sex scenes I’ve read. Also, holy goddamn loyalty kink — including a formally given oath, and it’s not what you’d expect. Bonus: a nonbinary, level-headed Hange who watches out for Levi. 11,979 words.
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At some point I'd meant to rec 100demons' futurefic "impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom" (7,589 words; Teen and up; canon-typical violence). Jean was the one who had to deliver the terrible news about Marco to the Bodt family. Seven years later, he's a corporal with a drinking problem, Armin is a lieutenant commander…. and Kurt Bodt, Marco's little brother who resembles Marco quite a bit, wants to join the Survey Corps and avenge his family, which was destroyed by his brother's death.

Jean, who can't abide the thought of Kurt dying the same way Marco did, hits upon the solution of being as much of an asshole to him as possible, first to discourage him from joining up, then — after Armin deliberately assigns Kurt to Jean — to protect himself emotionally. Needless to say, things don't go the way Jean plans, but I'm not going to spoil anything for you.

I will add, however, that Armin is as well written as Jean here — more mature, more self-confident, proud of his work, and unwilling to take any shit off Jean whatsoever. Their working relationship, antagonistic on the surface but with great mutual respect at the core, is one of the delights of this story. Also, while 100demons did model Kurt's personality on Eren's, any similarities between future!Jean and canon!Levi are totally unintentional. (Oh, and yeah, there's Sasha, too, and she hasn't changed too much.)

There's more! But it might be a bit spoilery for the above-described story. Just go read that fic, then come back and click on this cut. You'll be glad you did. )
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Week 6 (or rather, entry 6, I guess)! Find me at my fic blog or personal blog

1) TITLE:
Game On
AUTHOR: anonymous at snkkink
SUMMARY: Prompt: Character A 
and Character B are both huge on video games and very competitive with one another. They have an ongoing bet: who's ever won less by the end of the night goes down on the other. Character A loses and has to go down on Character B.
RATING: Explicit
SHIPS: Connie/Sasha
STATUS: complete, 1513 words
COMMENTS: In which Jean, by some unfortunate twist of fate, is forced to listen in as Connie goes down on Sasha. Hilarious, and somehow hot despite the fact that it's from neither Connie nor Sasha's POV. One of my favorite kinkmeme fills. 

2) 
TITLE: Unexpected
AUTHOR: anonymous at snkkink
SUMMARY: Prompt: 
I just want Armin eating Annie out and treating her like the fucking queen she is. Bonus points if he jacks himself off at the same time. 
RATING: Explicit 

SHIPS: Armin/Annie
STATUS: complete, 1520 words
COMMENTS: Instant bookmark. I know Armin is sexually clueless in quite a lot of fanfics, but this fic makes the cliche interesting and even hot with his eager-to-please, confused enthusiasm. 

3) TITLE: Conversation 16
AUTHOR: ymirkrista at AO3
SUMMARY: 
There’s an electrical pull between them, and if she turned around now then maybe Historia would kiss her, cup her chest with tentative hands.
RATING: Mature
SHIPS: Ymir/Historia
STATUS: complete, 1640 words
COMMENTS: This fic is by the same author who wrote But I'm a Cheerleader, which is a humor fic. I was really pleased to find that the author is more than proficient with serious fics as well! The writing is beautiful and the ending made my heart hurt more than any fic should. 


4) TITLE: Burn Baby Burn
AUTHOR: ohthelinsanity at AO3
SUMMARY: 
“Connie!” Sasha shrieked, running out from under of the shower. “You fuckin’ idiot!” Her words had no bite, only panic, as she helped him up; she wasted no time and stripped Connie of his shirt. “Now it’s your turn,” Sasha told him as she reached for his belt buckle.
Connie had a dream like this. Sorta. Not really. Well. This wasn’t exactly the shower he had in mind.
(In which there are chemistry accidents and emergency showers)
RATING: Teen & up
SHIPS: Connie/Sasha
STATUS: complete, 2481 words
COMMENTS: "I think we both know it was only a matter of time before we saw each other in our underwear." Chemistry accidents don't sound like the cutest thing, but this fic really is. I usually avoid high school AUs- I'm glad I didn't avoid this one. 

5) TITLE: lend me your ear
AUTHOR: foreverautumn at AO3
SUMMARY: 
Eren's not a vindictive person. Really, he's not. In fact, he considers himself a big supporter of doing the right thing, fighting the good fight (literally, if need be); basically, he's a big proponent of justice.
Sitting here with Jean's credit card clutched in his hand, Eren's sure this is just the beginning of a long and prosperous road full of justice.
(or, the sex line fic that nobody wanted. Officially rated E for chapter 2)
RATING: Explicit
SHIPS: Levi/Eren
STATUS: complete, 20410 words
COMMENTS: Okay, since Ereri is so not my jam, I was rather reluctant to read this fic. Eventually, through a friend's convincing, I gave it a try. And I should probably stop hesitating to read fics that I don't think I'll love, because I usually do end up liking them. This one is no exception. Good for anyone with... phone sex kinks? Praise kinks? Things like that.


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bur — "Freckles"
Jean has made it his mission to count all of Marco's freckles. Erotic fluff ending in Trost!angst. Canonical character death, needless to say. A wonderful job of showing, not telling, for both the fluff and the angst. Mature (graphic gore); 730 words.

asuralucier — "Memento"
Sweet and sad. Sasha is assigned to clean for Levi while he recuperates. She realizes someone used to share his room with him. A very nice character study of them both. Teen and up; 1,550 words.

anonymous — "Always want what you can't have"
Levi/Petra, getting off during sex on the possibility of him getting her pregnant. Strangely (to me, as this is so not my kink) hot — and bittersweet, knowing what we know ultimately happens. Sexually explicit; 630 words.

anonymous — "the drop of water hollows the stone" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Parts 4a & 4b)
Erwin and Levi come together, then grow apart, over the course of their working together in the Survey Corps, from Erwin first teaching Levi to salute to the aftermath of the 57th Expedition. There's a little Levi/Hange at the end. Beautifully written and characterized for all three of them; full of poignant observations about mortality and psychological damage. Because when it comes down to it, for all his bitterness and resentment and anger and grief, the only thing Levi truly blames Erwin for is not letting him die with them. Mature (graphic violence); 9,928 words.

anonymous — "Draining the Ocean"
The author of this WIP intended to have Armin kidnapped by slavers instead of Mikasa, then for him and Eren to reunite at 15, with Eren a soldier and Armin a sex slave — and the only one who can control Eren in his titan form. However, they left SnK fandom for health reasons, and the fic ends at the doorway to the kidnappers' cabin. Still, it's very much worth reading. The writing is breathtaking, the author crystallizes essential elements of the boys' characters at age nine, and there is already achingly sweet if poorly understood romantic longing on both their parts. Mature (graphic gore); 7,912 words.

queertitan — "as long as there are stars above you"
Men are toy soldiers in Erwin's hands, and like toys, they break. Warning: Major character deaths. This highly regarded Eruri fic is bleak, gutting, and absolutely worth reading for its brilliant use of language and its incisive character study of Erwin. Explicit for both sex and violence; 3,645 words.

anonymous — "to the old world"
Lyrically written second-person Eren POV, present tense, from childhood until a canon divergence in the 57th Expedition arc (warning: major character death). Can be read either as gen or as pre-OT3 for the Shinganshina Trio:
The three of you wander outside, and it's dark—it's very dark, and you can see the stars shining brightly above you. Their soft twinkling is warm somehow, and the moon-glow illuminates your skin in a pallid color; Mikasa makes a knowing noise beside you and Armin raises his hands to the sky and names off the constellations one by one—"Draco, Bootes, Lacerta, Perseus, Cygnus, Leo Minor, Canes Venatic, Serpens Caput, Ophiuchus"—and he continues reciting them, index finger delicately poised to trace over imaginary lines in the sky.
There are some lovely moments with others of the 104th too. Mature (graphic violence/gore); 4,546 words.

Anarhichas — "Parasitoid"
This Eremin mpreg fic is mostly known for body horror, and there's certainly that, but it also made me choke up at numerous points. The author chooses not to warn but has given permission to provide a few warnings whited out: loss of bowel and bladder control, surgical guro, and major character death. There are also a few funny lines. Mature, shading toward explicit at points; 10,587 words.

Aisca — "The Enemy"
Plotty canon divergence in which Levi's squad survived the 57th Expedition. The MPs abduct him, flog and otherwise beat him, and gang-rape him — while his squad watches in horror from the rafters, unable to rescue him without risking arrest for treason and disbandment of the Corps. The beatings are very, very graphic. But the author only hints at the rapes, interspersing them with Levi's memories of reuniting with his squad after the 57th, and the effect is emotionally pulverizing. That said, I wasn't in tears until his post-rape reunion with his guilt-stricken squad and the touch of Ereri at the end. The themes of leadership, loyalty, and sacrifice strongly undergird this entire fic. Mature, shading toward explicit at points; 10,083 words.
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Hi, I'm trash and I'm very sorry for not posting in forever. Reminder that you can always come pester me at my fic blog or my personal blog and remind me that I made a commitment to this community. 

1) TITLE:
Unicorns
AUTHOR: cymk at AO3
SUMMARY: Kink meme fill. An 11-year old Armin witnesses two members of the Military Police murder his parents, and they force themselves on him to keep him quiet. The aftermath renders him mute, pregnant, and barely able to cope. 
RATING: Explicit
SHIPS: Armin/OMCs
STATUS: complete, 7711 words
COMMENTS: A/B/O elements and graphic rape had me convinced it wasn't the fic for me, but I'm glad to have eventually read it. The second-person narration is different, but interesting. 

2) TITLE:
Comedown
AUTHOR: Island_of_Reil at AO3
SUMMARY:“You know what else, Jean? I’m going to be seeing and dreaming about that woman bleeding out and falling for weeks to come. That was what I was dreaming about when you woke me. Because of you. That was your nightmare to take on. I have enough of my own, thank you, and plenty more to come.”
RATING: Mature
SHIPS: Gen, Armin & Jean friendship or pre-slash 
STATUS: complete, 4551 words
COMMENTS: Originally a kinkmeme fill, this fic explores the possibility that Jean wasn't killed in chapter 58, and that Armin killed the woman before she could shoot Jean. This is a theory to which I personally subscribe, so I hope to see the next chapter play out something like this. (Hopefully it will, because the Armin and Jean interaction was really in-character and believable.)

3) TITLE:
Tower of Babel 
AUTHOR: ohthelinsanity at AO3
SUMMARY: After her previous college roommates moved out, Sasha managed to find the three replacements to keep her flat: Ymir, her alcohol connoisseur co-worker, Annie, a secret underground fighter, and Krista, the bastard of a rich man who pays her to keep her identity a secret. Three's all she needed, but when Sasha meets a homeless, pregnant teen by the name of Mikasa, she can't turn her away.
But in the wake of their new living arrangements, the girls are challenged to see their problems in a new light, and things start to pile up: liquor bottles, hospital visits, credit card bills, and maternity clothes. Sasha is determined to keep together the apartment of people she brought under one roof, even though it comes at a sacrifice. But the cute bald guy at the comedy club thinks she doesn't have to sacrifice a thing: all she has to do is accept a little help.
RATING: Teen & up
SHIPS: Ymir/Christa, Sasha/Connie, Annie/Bertholdt
STATUS: incomplete, 22970 words
COMMENTS: I started this fic because the author runs the popular tumblr blog
textsfromtitanfood, and they have some pretty cute headcanons when the SNK characters aren't busy with texting shenanigans. This fic is an adorable modern AU and definitely worth reading. 

4) TITLE:
Ladyship drabble collection

AUTHOR: ShinjiShazaki at AO3
SUMMARY: Works taken from prompts requested on my tumblr, updated as I work on the backlog between stories. Full to the brim of ladyships and only ladyships.
RATING: Unrated
SHIPS: Ymir/Christa, Mikasa/Annie, Mikasa/Sasha
STATUS: incomplete, 13940 words
COMMENTS: So far, this fic is a collection of nine usually-unconnected oneshots. My personal favorites are chapter 8, which is a continuation of the author's recently-completed fic
thieves in the night, and chapter 4, which is some hella awesome Mikasa/Annie smut. A fic for femslash fans everywhere. 

5) TITLE:
Forget the World
 
AUTHOR: anonymous at snkkink
SUMMARY: Annie, in short, despises her human form and all the sad little commodities (hunger/pooping/periods) that come with it. 
RATING: Mature 
SHIPS: Annie/Armin
STATUS: complete, 2829 words
COMMENTS: Okay, I'm biased- I requested this fic. But even if I hadn't, I know I still would have loved it. A really neat look at Annie's character, even though we have no evidence that she had any preference for either her human or titan form. Somebody was cool enough to turn my stupid headcanon into a fantastic fic, and for that, it deserves a spot on this list. I only wish it was on AO3 or FFN! 

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Sorry to post a little late; every time I sat down to write the post I kept getting called away to do things. Week 3 here by sparksofwrite! (Remember you can always message me on tumblr if you know of a fic I should be reading! I spend more time writing fic than I do reading it, so any recs from you will help me out!)

1) TITLE:
always
AUTHOR: songs at FFN
SUMMARY: 
Let me come with you.  
RATING: 
General
SHIPS: 
Eren/Mikasa
STATUS: 
complete, 752 words
COMMENTS:
 This is a short Eremika fic I found on FFN by searching for the most-reviewed fics in the SNK section. I found a fic by this author called andromeda in a thimble, which I will probably read in its entirety eventually, and will most likely rec here. What I’ve read of it has been very good, and this semi-related fic is no exception.

2) TITLE: Wolves of the North  
AUTHOR: ShinjiShazaki at AO3
SUMMARY: 
Christa Renz had long hoped to be of some use to her kingdom, her king. She had worked diligently to this end for years, and was surprised when something seemed to come of it and she was summoned by King Reiss. She was not expecting to be asked to deliver a letter.
She was not expecting to be asked to deliver a letter to the wolf queen of the north.
She will expect what the letter says even less.

RATING: 
Mature
SHIPS: 
Ymir/Christa, Mikasa/Annie
STATUS: 
incomplete, 84177 words
COMMENTS:
 This is my favorite fic in the entire fandom. I was initially skeptical of the AU (“Werewolves? How is the author going to pull off werewolves?”), but that’s only because I hadn’t read anything else by this author. At this point, I’ve read every word they’ve written for SNK, and have total faith in their abilities to write any AU they please, and write it very well. A really worthwhile read.

3) TITLE: A Multitude of Drops
AUTHOR: till_owlyglass at AO3
SUMMARY: 
Ever since the beginning of time, Marco Bodt and Jean Kirschstein have been doomed soulmates - in every reality out there, either Jean or Marco meets an untimely death or they were unable to meet/know one another and live their whole lives knowing something (someone) is missing. They are eternally star-crossed in all realities.
Except one.

RATING: 
Teen & up
SHIPS: 
Jean/Marco
STATUS: 
complete, 4421 words
COMMENTS:
 Reincarnations/alternate universes? Angst and romance? A happy ending for Jean and Marco?! Sounds perfect. (Seriously, read this fic, especially if you like the Jean/Marco ship.)

4) TITLE: But I’m a Cheerleader
AUTHOR: 
ymirkrista at AO3
SUMMARY: 
“There’s meat in here,” Krista says. Her voice sounds stale, very much like the voice of a girl who found out ten minutes ago that the world is an illusion and we’re all going to die eventually.
Ymir’s eyes sparkle. “I bet there are other things you’d like to be eating, huh?”
--
Or, Krista is a very heterosexual cheerleader whose parents send her to a gay conversion camp, and Ymir is another camper who shows her why exactly she's there. A "But I'm A Cheerleader" AU

RATING: 
Teen & up
SHIPS: 
Ymir/Christa, background Mikasa/Sasha, eventual Jean/Eren, eventual Hange/Petra
STATUS: 
incomplete, 5640 words
COMMENTS:
 I’ve never seen the movie this fic is based on, so I’m curious as to how similar the characters are to Ymir, Christa and the rest of the group. I’m in love with the author’s writing style, which is consistently funny and always keeps things interesting. This is why I’ve stuck with this fic even though it hasn’t updated for a while. Even the short length isn’t a problem, because it’s such an enjoyable read regardless.

5) TITLE: This Feeling I’ll Forget
AUTHOR: thefangirlingdead at AO3
SUMMARY: 
Levi suffers from short term memory loss, and while that makes it hard for him to find love, he finds Erwin.  
RATING: 
Mature
SHIPS: 
Levi/Erwin
STATUS: 
complete, 5501 words
COMMENTS:
For a fic about how forgetting your partner affects your relationship, this is really fluffy and adorable. There is a bit of angst, but not so much that it’s depressing for anyone who just wants a cute Erwin/Levi AU.

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1) TITLE: tower, tower
AUTHOR: swapcats at AO3
SUMMARY:
Ymir fights dirty. 
RATING:
Teen & up
SHIPS:
Ymir/Historia
STATUS:
complete, 4340 words
COMMENTS:
Let me tell you something- I don't cry when I read things. Unless the thing is a fanfic called 'tower, tower.' Then I cry like a baby. It helps that it's about my OTP, but this fic, with its abundance of wham lines and interesting characterization, is one of my favorite fics I've read in this fandom. 

2) TITLE: As Much As I Ever Could
AUTHOR: shingekinoboyfriends at AO3
SUMMARY:
 It's Jean's first year at Trost University and, through unfortunate circumstances involving Marco picking up a nude modeling job for the school's figure drawing class, Jean comes face-to-face with Marco Bodt's... extraordinary personality. But Jean's not gay. He swears. 
RATING:
Mature
SHIPS:
Jean/Marco, background Reiner/Bertholdt, background Connie/Sasha
STATUS:
ongoing, 136552 words
COMMENTS:
This is the fic that got me into the Jean/Marco ship. Good chapter length and frequent updates, as well as a good mix between funny and angsty. A really great fic, even if you're not into slash- I know I wasn't as open to it before reading this. 

3) TITLE: thieves in the night
AUTHOR: ShinjiShazaki at AO3 
SUMMARY: Of all the things in the world to expect, waking up one fall night to find a burglar in her apartment was the last thing on Annie Leonhardt's mind. In the aftermath of the break-in and subsequent assault, there are many more things that she comes across unexpectedly. 
RATING: Mature
SHIPS: Mikasa/Annie, background Ymir/Christa
STATUS: ongoing, 43492 words
COMMENTS:
While this fic is ongoing, the next chapter will be the last. It's still a worthwhile read, especially for anyone interested in modern!AUs that do not have to do with college or high school. 

4) TITLE: Aromatherapy 
AUTHOR: Chellodello at AO3
SUMMARY: Levi falls head-over-heels in love with a boy he sells overpriced candles to. 
Or;
Eren just wanted his house to smell nice, honestly.
RATING: Teen & up
SHIPS: Levi/Eren, Jean/Marco
STATUS: ongoing, 8900 words
COMMENTS: The world needs more Bath & Body Works AUs. This fic is good enough that I've enjoyed it, even though Levi/Eren isn't always my thing. 

5) TITLE: I Can Feel You Whet My Appetite
AUTHOR: tokiNOOO at AO3
SUMMARY: "Hm? Oh. I'm going into heat soon," Sasha said, as easily as if she'd told Jean he had a leaf in his hair. "It was supposed to start yesterday but sometimes it's a bit irregular." 
"Sasha!" he spluttered, tripping over a root. 
RATING: Explicit
SHIPS: Jean/Sasha
STATUS: complete, 2684 words 
COMMENTS: I'm not into A/B/O fics, but I happened to read this one on the kinkmeme and wound up enjoying it. Jean/Sasha is a surprisingly cute ship. The author seems to write a lot of fics involving mating cycles, so I'll probably check them out eventually. 

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