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NARUTO FIC RECS

A MIXED BAG OF SOME OF MY FAVORITE NARUTO FIC {59}
- Organized in alphabetical order
- Contains M/F, F/F, M/M, poly/multi, and gen (no pairing)
- Contains AU, AR, and Canon-verse fic
- Fics that haven't been updated in more than 1 year are marked as discontinued.
>> Updated: Feb 01, 2017

>> = Newly Added

n/a = liked it a lot | * = loved it | ** = borderline obsessed with it





About Face by wroth_and_ruin *
Rating/Length/Status: T | 62K | WIP
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Sakura, Naruto, Kakashi, Sasuke
Summary: A little yellow-haired boy saves Sakura from the bullies. And everything changes.

An Invincible Summer by Shanastoryteller *
Rating/Length/Status:
T | ~136K | Complete
Pairings/Characters: Naruto/Sasuke; Itachi, Kakashi, Inoichi, others
Summary: When Naruto is five, he's gutted by a drunken civilian and presumed dead. Six months later a girl with ash pale hair and dark blue eyes enters the Academy. Genderfluid!Naruto.

An Awkward Position by calciseptine
Rating/Length/Status: NC-17 | 8K | Complete
Pairings/Characters: Itachi/Kisame, Naruto/Sasuke
Summary: In which big brother has to teach Sasuke how he should first and foremost close the goddamn door when his goddamn boyfriend is in his room doing goddamn... things. Modern AU.

A How-To Guide To Shinobi Life by IncompleteSentanc *
Rating/Length/Status: T | 81K | Complete
Pairings/Characters: Sakura/Shikamaru, Kakashi/Obito*, others
Summary: Minato knows at the beginning of the week that it's going to be a hellish one. Mostly because it starts with the kidnapping of one of his two remaining students, only a year after they'd lost his third one. He just doesn't realize at the time that it's going to be hell for quite a bit longer than that just a week. It all starts with Rin's kidnapping, and her subsequent rescue at the hands of a mysteriously appearing, monstrously strong, murderously violent woman. A woman with cotton candy pink hair. It only devolves from there.
Note: This is predominantly a gen fic. Pairings are a side note.

A Wrinkle In Time by rightforlife **
Rating/Length/Status:
PG-13 | ~124K | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Naruto, Shikamaru, Lee, Kakashi, Hiruzen, Shikaku
Summary: The Fourth Shinobi War ended in disaster. They won, but at a price too great to bear. Given a second chance, what exactly can Konoha's three most powerful men do? Timetravel.
Note: Contains hints of potential het, nothing overt.

A Snake Among The Leaves b​y Blackkat (ffn) **
Rating/Length/Status: PG-13 | ~24k | Complete
Pairings/Characters: Orochimaru/Jiraiya, Kakashi/Obito; Sarutobi, Minato, Kushina, Danzo
Summary: Orochimaru gets one more chance. Just maybe, it will be enough to save him--and the entire world as well. Timetravel.

Rating/Length/Status: M | ~56K | Complete
Pairing/Characters: Orochimaru/Sakumo; Kakashi, Jiraiya, Tsunade
Summary: Orochimaru is on the edge of breaking when someone unexpected pulls him back to solid ground. When the time comes, he returns the favor.

Backslide by Blackkat (ffn) **
Rating/Length/Status: PG-13 | 140K | Complete
Pairings/Characters: Naruto/Kakashi, side Naruto/Sasuke; Team 7
Summary: Sometimes, even the softest breath on still water can create tsunamis. Several weeks before meeting his genin team, Kakashi is sent to find a bounty hunter responsible for the deaths of five missing-nin, all rumored to be part of a secret organization. But Uzumaki Kurama ends up being far different than anyone expected, and ripples are starting to spread. Timetravel.
Note: Podfic available here.

Break to Breathe by OkamiRayne (ffn)
Rating/Length/Status: M | 1239K | Complete
Pairings/Characters: Shikamaru/Neji
Summary: Neji has always been in control. There's just one problem. It's killing him - and only Shikamaru can tell. But sometimes being pulled back from the edge is just as dangerous as being pushed there.
Note: Books 1-3 can be read on AO3; Book 4 can only be found on FFN (here).

Growing Strong & Chasing Shadows by Silencia20 *
Rating/Length/Status:
M | 413K | WIP
Pairings/Characters: Sasuke/Fem!Harry; Naruto, Shikamaru, Sasuke, Kakashi, others
Summary: A young Jasmine Potter escapes a terrible home situation by teleporting herself to the Elemental Nations. Against all odds, she will turn her life around, gain family and friends, and finally…Grow Strong.
Note: Crossover between Naruto and Harry Potter.

Chasing Yesterday by The King In White *
Rating/Length/Status: R | ~183k | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: Sasuke/Fem!Naruto; Sakura
Summary: Rokudaime Hokage Uchiha Sasuke is a man with nothing beyond duty to the dead. Yet when a second chance comes from the lips of a demon, his battles begin anew... Timetravel.

Cry Havoc by Blackkat *
Rating/Length/Status:
T | ~33K | Complete*
Pairing/Characters: Orochimaru/Jiraiya; Naruto, Anko
Summary: Naruto isn’t the only one in the village to earn the title “monster”. At the age of six, he meets a collared Orochimaru and makes a most unlikely ally.
Note: This is a series, and as such future installments will likely be added to it.
Note: Podfic available here.

Cutting Loose by Chengar Quordath
Rating/Length/Status: R | ~167K | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Naruto, Team Gai
Summary: Naruto and TenTen become friends while he's still at the Academy; TenTen helps Naruto graduate, and the two of them join Team Gai along with Rock Lee. Now, Naruto must learn what it means to be a jinchuriki, and how far he'll go to defend his ninja way.

Diplomatic Relations by Maldoror-gw (mm) *
Rating/Length/Status: NC-17 | ~168K | Complete
Pairings/Characters: Gaara/Rock Lee
Summary: Rock Lee: Diplomatic Envoy to Sunagakure. There are so many ways that could go wrong. But Lee is determined to succeed! And to befriend the feared Kazekage too, while he's at it. Good thing Lee loves a challenge.
Note: Has a “sorta sequel” of 81K that can be found here. Podfic available here.

End of One World by Esama *
Rating/Length/Status: PG-13 | ~88K | Discontinued
Pairing/Characters: GEN; Sasuke, Naruto, Team 7
Summary: With his fire cold and all he left behind in ruin, Sasuke gives up his life and trusts in his brother's word. Timetravel.
Note: Unknown update date.

Fifteen Million Ryo by Riya3
Rating/Length/Status: NC-17 | ~81K | Complete
Pairings/Characters: Naruto/Kakashi, Sakura, Sai, Gaara, Kankuro
Summary: Naruto never suspected that his stupid mission could end in this badly. On the bright side, at least his lazy sensei was there to suffer with him. Meanwhile, Sakura and Sai have their own mission: see Kakashi's unmasked face. Post-timeskip.

Firefly by Reinamy **
Rating/Length/Status: T | 40K | Complete
Pairings/Characters: Shino/Fem!Naruto; others
Summary: In which Aburame Shino is the moth and Uzumaki Naruto is the flame.

Flesh and Blood by Kantayra
Rating/Length/Status: E | ~89K | Complete
Pairing/Characters: Deidara/Sasori
Summary: Sasori had planned his death and his miraculous resurrection into a human body. What he hadn’t planned was how his brand new flesh and blood would affect him once he reunited with his old partner.

Foxhound by Kraken’s Ghost
Rating/Length/Status: PG-13 | ~239k | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: GEN; pre-Naruto/Ino
Summary: After his training with Jiraiya is interrupted by an Akatsuki attack, Naruto makes a dangerous gamble with the Kyuubi in order to survive. AU after manga chapter 238.

Fuinjutsu by Eleature
Rating/Length/Status: R | ~87k | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Naruto, Minato
Summary: A new seal made by Naruto malfunctions when it’s challenged by Akatsuki’s extraction ritual. Now Naruto has to deal with situations he’d never dreamed of before: a war, a demon attack, Orochimaru, spies and the paradox of his own existence. Timetravel.

Ghost by Cywscross **
Rating/Length/Status: T | 52K | Discontinued
Pairing/Characters: GEN; Naruto, Jiraiya, Itachi, Hidan, others
Summary: The first time Naruto becomes aware of his mysterious guardian, he is twelve and has absolutely no idea just how big an impact their meeting will have on himself and the rest of the world. Timetravel, dimension-travel, AU.

Ghosts in Her Heart by BombsAreForBabies
Rating/Length/Status:
T | 54K | Complete
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Sakura, Itachi, Sasuke, Naruto, Kakashi
Summary: She had no idea what compelled her to do it, but she poked his forehead with her index and middle fingers. "Do not be foolish, otouto." (Sakura is the reincarnation of a future that she cannot let happen.)

Hopeless Wanderer by Dawnstruck *
Rating/Length/Status: M | ~44K | Complete*
Pairing/Characters: Sasuke/Naruto; Jiraiya, Sakura, others
Summary: You reap what you sow. Sasuke plants seeds of doubt. / Instead of fighting in the Valley of the End, Sasuke convices Naruto to join him.
Notes: This is a series, and as such future installments will likely be added.

Hush by Xov *
Rating/Length/Status: M | ~110k | WIP
Pairings/Characters: Naruto/Itachi; Minato, Kakashi, Tsunade, Sasuke
Summary: He really hated hospitals. The novelty of being in one again disappeared as quickly as it came when Tsunade forced a cup full of pills down his throat. Being stranded in another world really wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Especially when people start dying and Naruto is at a complete loss of what to do. Timetravel.

Ibiki’s Apprentice by May Wren
Rating/Length/Status: PG | ~4K | Complete
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Naruto, Ibiki, Hiruzen
Summary: The Academy's teachers thought they were getting one over on the Hokage, graduating an ill-prepared Naruto while Iruka was sick. The Hokage knew he was getting one over on the entire village when he assigned Morino Ibiki as Naruto's Jounin sensei.

Imminence by Stalker of Storiess
Rating/Length/Status: PG-13 | ~71K | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Naruto, Kakashi, Minato, Kushina, Sannin
Summary: Falling into the toad oil pond was a big mistake, but soon Naruto finds himself enjoying what it brought him. Every cloud has a silver lining; just don't forget to watch the stormy side. The past is a dark and scary place. Timetravel.

Inconceivable by CrownsofLaurels (ao3)
Rating/Length/Status: R | ~9K | Complete
Pairings/Characters: Kakashi/fem!Naruto
Summary: Because not even Tsunade would have made the bet that Kakashi and Naruto would wind up together. Which is probably why it happened.

It’s Just That Any One of Us... by Branch *
Rating/Length/Status: NC-17 | ~129k | Complete
Pairings/Characters: Naruto/Sakura/Sasuke
Summary: An AU in which all the character development of part one gets its due: Kakashi finds another way, Sasuke does not leave the Leaf, Itachi remains a villain, no one is a carbon copy of a previous generation, Sakura grows up to be terrifying, Sasuke finds his way back to family, and Naruto wins all hearts. Featuring Team Seven fluff, filling in the time-skip, and a rather different second half.
Note: [Main] Part of the Avalanche series, but can be read as a stand-alone. Podfic available here.

Koudoukou: Fool’s Gold by Akraa
Rating/Length/Status:
R | ~96K | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Naruto, Kakashi, Gai
Summary: There is a fine line between idiocy and genius. Uzumaki Naruto has no clue where that line is. A teacher, a soldier and a madman are determined not to let the Golden Fool of Konoha dwindle.

Legacy of the Rasengan by Tellemicus Sundance *
Rating/Length/Status: PG-13 | ~372K (overall) | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: GEN; pre-Naruto/Hinata, Team 7
Summary: It started as nothing more than a goal, inspired by a dream. It was the only thing he had to keep him going. Now, years later, it has suddenly become something...more. It has become his way of life.
Note: This is a three-part series. The first and second ‘books’ are completed, but the third has been officially abandoned.

Little Things by Prince Mikhail *
Rating/Length/Status: PG-13 | ~88K | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Naruto, Kakashi, Hiruzen
Summary: From Rokudaime Hokage to the Second coming of the Snake Sannin, from Kumo's Thunder God to the Water Demon of Uzushiogakure, the being known as The Eternal Sage has journeyed across an infinite number of realities and played an infinite number of roles. Now, he takes the place of Uzumaki Naruto and shakes the very heavens themselves. Note: this is not a serious fic...Godlike Naruto, Dimension Travel, Timetravel.

Making Arrangements by CrownsofLaurels (ao3) *
Rating/Length/Status: R | ~189K | Complete
Pairings/Characters: Kakashi/fem!Naruto
Summary: Iruka always told her that skipping out on the Academy lectures would come back to bite her on the ass one day. At least the confidentiality clause of this latest mission would keep her from having to hear "I told you so."
Note: AKA, the one where Naruto sucks at seduction.

Naruto: Potential Realized by Iron Monkey Fist **
Rating/Length/Status: R | ~309K | Hiatus
Pairings/Characters: Naruto/OFC*; Hiruzen, Shikamaru
Summary: The old man survived the invasion and acknowledged Naruto's services to Konoha. How would the shinobi world cope with a Naruto who realises his full potential and becomes the splendid shinobi only few believed he could be?
Note: This is a gen fic with side Naruto/OFC.

Rating/Length/Status: T | 105K | Complete
Pairing/Characters: GEN; Naruto, Gaara, Baki, Tamari, Kankuro, others
Summary: AU. Naruto is a new genin of the Hidden Sand Village. Unfortunately, no one except Naruto believes he'll last long – especially not when he volunteers to become Gaara's teammate.

Patriot’s Dawn by The Pro *
Rating/Length/Status: PG-13 | ~192K | WIP
Pairings/Characters: Naruto/Ino; Asuma, Kiba, Yamato
Summary: Uzumaki Naruto was born to be a shinobi. He was supposed to be a killer; a protector of unparalleled skill. His lineage and the demon in his gut ensured that. In canon, his growth was stunted. In here, he had a reason to be strong. He has to survive. AU.

Naruto: Ramen Days by Rathanel *
Rating/Length/Status: T | ~122K | Discontinued
Pairing/Characters: GEN; Naruto, Team 7/8/10, Hanabi, others
Summary: After dying at the end of the Sand-Sound Invasion, Naruto finds that his life is governed by a strange set of rules that he is still trying to figure out. VideoGame!Naruto

Reluctant Fangirling and Other Seductions by Madrigal-in-training *
Rating/Length/Status: T | ~4K | Complete
Pairing/Characters: Shisui/Fem!Naruto
Summary: It was probably the strangest proposition he'd ever received. "I'm really sorry about this, but I've decided to become your fangirl." "My fangirl?" "Yes, and I think it's only fair to warn you beforehand." AU.

Riding the Echo Down by Black.k.kat *
Rating/Length/Status: R | ~12K | Complete
Pairings/Characters: Jiraiya/Orochimaru;Tsunade
Summary: Somehow, somewhere along the way, Orochimaru falls in love with his teammate. This…changes things. Canon AU.

Scorpion’s Disciple by nobody102 *
Rating/Length/Status: T | ~149K | Discontinued*
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Naruto, Sasori, Kabuto, Team 7, Team 8
Summary: Orochimaru's resignation from Akatsuki is more intense than in canon, resulting in a meeting between young Naruto and Sasori. AU.
Note: *Author has provided a detailed summary of how the story ends.

Steal My Thunder God by Nauro
Rating/Length/Status: PG-13 | ~95K | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Naruto, Minato
Summary: Naruto has always carried his father's legacy, in more ways than one. When an attempt to replicate the Fourth's greatest technique sends him to times long passed, he must take up that legacy, far more directly than he ever dreamed. Timetravel.

Stupid Sensei by Natarii-loves-Chocolate-milk
Rating/Length/Status: R | ~109K | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: Sasuke/fem!Naruto
Summary: If someone had told Sasuke that the only Kunoichi on his Genin team was his future wife, he would have scoffed at them for even thinking something so ridiculous. It was just his bad luck that said Kunoichi was Naruko Namikaze.

Rating/Length/Status: T | ~25K | Complete
Pairing/Characters: GEN; Sakura, Shikamaru, others
Summary: Sakura is thirteen, still a Genin, lost in the middle of Earth Country, lugging an unconscious Chuunin around, and so far beyond scared that she’s moved right on to pissed off.

Synchronicity by Slexenskee *
Rating/Length/Status: PG-13 | ~110K | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Naruto, Kyuubi, Yamato, Yuugao
Summary: Ever since the seal broke, Naruto's life has changed. He's been thrust into ANBU: he's starting to lose sight of which half is him and which half is his demon, he can't seem to find his way back to team seven, and he's been having these weird dreams - with a sky wrenched apart by a broken moon, a man with a staff, and a version of him with glowing, nine-tomoe eyes.

Team 8 by S’TarKan **
Rating/Length/Status: PG-13 | ~276K | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: GEN; pre-Naruto/Hinata; Shikamaru, Asama
Summary: What if Naruto had been selected for a different team? What if he’d had a different mentor? Who would guess the consequences would be so large?

Tempered In Water by HitokiriOTD
Rating/Length/Status: R | ~159K | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Naruto, Haku, Team 7
Summary: The difference of a second can mean life or death to a shinobi. How would Uzumaki Naruto's life change if such a difference had occurred? Above the red waves, Naruto's path is forever altered.

Ten Years Gone by 100Demons *
Rating/Length/Status: M | 76K | WIP
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Kakashi, Yamato, Naruto, Raidou, Genma, others
Summary: Kakashi goes back in time. Timetravel.

The Leaf’s Naruto by Morta’s Priest
Rating/Length/Status: PG-13 | ~188K | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Naruto, Team 7, Hiruzen
Summary: There's something to be said for keeping the past as it was - makes it predictable, malleable. Naruto never bought those arguments. He's always been the one to power through adversity rather than wait it out, so why would now be any different? He'll do what has to be done, even if he steps on a few butterflies along the way.

The First Shifting Grain by Cadel (ao3)
Rating/Length/Status: PG-13 | ~83K | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Gaara, Temari, Kankuro, Baki, Kazekage
Summary: Sabaku no Gaara lands in the past to a time where everyone feared him and his father was still alive. He realises this will force him to regain everyone’s trust when they still think he's a blood-thirsty psychopath. Time-Travel.

The Right to Live by Eilwynn *
Rating/Length/Status:
PG-13 | ~129K | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Fem!Naruto, Hiruzen, Asuma
Summary: Freed from her cage, Uzumaki Naruto sets out to show the world all that it takes for granted.

The Sound of Dreams by Zrina *
Rating/Length/Status: M or NC-17 | 68K | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: Naruto/Sasuke
Summary: On the eve of being confined to the village to keep the Kyuubi out of Akatsuki's hands, Naruto leaves Konoha to try one last time to save Sasuke from Orochimaru.
Note: Adult version can be found on AFF.

The Truth Decays by Marz1 *
Rating/Length/Status: PG-13 | ~110K | WIP
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Edward, Naruto, Jiraiya, Gai
Summary: Edward Elric can't get back to his own world, so he tries to make a life for himself in the closest one he can find. Yep, a nice quiet life, no military breathing down his neck or monsters trying to live forever, but then a kid in an orange jumpsuit...
Note: Crossover between Naruto and Fullmetal Alchemist.

Thicker Than Blood by Empty Surface *
Rating/Length/Status: PG-13 | ~49K | WIP
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Naruto, Sasuke
Summary: "We're four." Sasuke eventually found the need to point out. Naruto grimaced. "I... noticed." And hadn't that been an unpleasant surprise? "Why? I thought we'd be at least ten." Sasuke frowned, making him look reminiscent of his future self. "Kura-chan said that we'd 'probably' end up at that age." He grimaced again. "I guess that it really wasn't as predictable as we had hoped." Timetravel.

Time and Again & Here and Now by KyLewin *
Rating/Length/Status: PG-13 | ~645K | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Team 7
Summary: Timetravel fic. In a war torn future, in the burning ruins of Konohagakure, Naruto fights Orochimaru and loses as the world collapses around him. From that ending comes a new beginning and a new chance to set things right, if only he can figure out how.

Torrid by KageKitsune XXX
Rating/Length/Status: NC-17 | ~158K | Complete
Pairings/Characters: Naruto/Sasuke,   Sasuke/Sakura*
Summary: Sasuke believes that a little thing like marriage should never get in the way of a perfect relationship. Unfortunately for him, not everyone agrees. Modern AU.
Note: Features one-sided Sakura/Sasuke in an established relationship.

Two Steps Back by H.E. Grey
Rating/Length/Status: PG-13 | ~47k | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Sasuke, Naruto
Summary: One person can make all the difference. (AU, timetravel.)
Note: Blind!Sasuke adopts Naruto.

Visionary by Esama **
Rating/Length/Status:
E | ~61K | Hiatus*
Pairings/Characters: Pre-Naruto/Kakashi/Obito/Orochimaru; Jiraiya
Summary: A last desperate measure, last foolish hope, last chance. Of course it went wrong. (It's your usual timetravel fic and then it just isn't.)
Note: While the fic is technically discontinued, the author left off at place that's sorta open-endish? I guess you could consider what's available to be a "book 1" of sorts.

Walking Corpse by Dazdnconfused730
Rating/Length/Status: PG-13 or NC-17* | ~82K | Complete
Pairings/Characters: GEN or Naruto/Sasuke*
Summary: Ten years ago Naruto died in the fight against Orochimaru. At least...that's what everyone was told.
Note: *You can find the slash/nc-17 version on AFF. Warning: major character death.

Wild Things by Black.k.kat
Rating/Length/Status:
T | ~12K | Complete
Pairings/Characters: Kakashi/Naruto; Kurama, Obito, Minato
Summary: The world has nine gods, locked away in human prisons. Kurama manages to free himself, and when he escapes he takes a child with him. Naruto was raised by forest spirits, but he’s still mostly human, and that’s what drives him to save a wounded jounin he finds in the forest. It’s one moment of kindness that might just right the world. Princess Mononoke AU.

When Love Fades by KizuKatana
Rating/Length/Status: E | ~187K | Complete
Pairing/Characters: Naruto/Sasuke; Kiba, Neji, Gaara
Summary: Sometimes the pressures of life and small annoyances can overshadow the reason people fell in love in the first place. Sasuke slowly realizes that he might have let something irreplaceable slip away without a fight. Modern AU.

When The House Falls Down by Sowell (LJ) *
Rating/Length/Status: NC-17 | ~44K | Complete
Pairings/Characters: Naruto/Sasuke
Summary: When the house falls down, all that's left is to rebuild.
Note: AKA: the one where Naruto gets a borderline insane Sasuke back by frustrating him into submission. The series is marked as “incomplete” but the main story has definitely been completed.

Who I Am by TwinTrouble **
Rating/Length/Status: T | ~113K | Discontinued
Pairings/Characters: GEN; Naruto, Sasuke, Team 7
Summary: Naruto has been keeping dangerous secrets for years. A long-forgotten dream that just won’t die, an ally he shouldn’t know and a friend no one thought he had are what keep him going. Graduating is the least of his problems…
Note: Blind!Naruto



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lautre_m
Oct. 26th, 2016 10:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks for maintaining this list! I just binged on naruto for probably the first time in a decade and it made for some lovely reading.
amethyst_rei
Nov. 2nd, 2016 11:22 am (UTC)
Thanks for commenting! I'm really glad the list is proving to be useful for someone besides me, haha!
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