Fanfic Recs

Bleach Fanfiction Recommendations

Below are all my Bleach fanfic recs, with links to each. Here is my fan fiction account, which has everything below (if it’s from ff.net) favourited.

Non-Pairing

Ulquiorra

Title: Ulquiorra Unmasked
Author: Tite Kubo
Status: Complete
Pairing(s): Ulquiorra/Orihime (arguably, seeing as it’s canon, which is why it’s under this heading)
Rating: Non-explicit
Length: Manga
Summary:
Ulquiorra’s backstory
Comments:
It’s Ulquiorra’s canon backstory, which in itself should be enough to encourage you to read/watch it. There’s real insight into Ulquiorra’s mentality, “Nihility is having nothing, and having nothing to lose.”

Orihime

Title: Teehee, CRACK
Author: starswing
Status: Complete
Pairing(s): None
Rating: Non-explicit
Length: 990
Summary:
How to Fight a Captain and Win: water and lemon juice. Never piss off Orihime.
Comments:
As the title may suggest, this is good hard crack centred around Orihime’s awesome weirdness.

Non-Specific

Title: Shinigami Women’s Secret Society
Author: Kell-D
Status: Incomplete
Pairing(s):Ulquiorra/Suì-Fēng, Yumichika/Kukaku, Kenpachi/Unohana, Byakuya/Nelliel, Ikkaku/Lisa, Shunsui/Yoruichi
Rating: Explicit
Length: 70,000? (9 chapters with 7,500 words in Ch.4…I extrapolated)
Summary:
Rangiku and Yoruichi find themselves bored and in need of excitement after the war. Thus the Shinigami Women’s Secret Society was born. Pure Crack and Smut
Comments:
This fic is sooooo funny. You’d think from the first chapter that the entire thing would be just a smut fest but it’s mainly just sexually charged humour, here’s a quote from chapter 5  “Mayuri was totally fuckable. Under all that paint and crazy was bona fide sexy piece of man candy. What a waste.” Seriously, this is the funniest bleach fic I’ve ever read. I feel a little guilty in that it objectifies men but that’s kinda the whole joke.

Title: Prize of Victory
Author: Nova Alexandra
Status: Complete
Pairing(s): Grimmjow/Karin, Ulquiorra/Orihime, Nnoitra/Rangiku, Tesra/Orihime, Yammy/Byakuya…*shudder*
Rating: Explicit
Length: A monster here, 107 chapters with a 37 chap sequel to boot. There are 3,200 words Ch.39 so a rough guess would be 350,000 words
Summary:
The war was over, Aizen had won. Now the survivors find themselves Claimed by the Victors Grimmjow/Karin, Orihime/Ulquiorra +more. Humorous & fluffy to very dark. Actual storyline
Comments:
I love Grimmjow/Karin & Ulquiorra/Orihime, and any fic with Tatsuki in a pairing is gold dust to me. Overall, I like these relationships, and the way the author plays with them, enough to like the fic. There are lots of things I dislike though. The fic violated my sacred anti-children rule while the Yammy/Byakuya bits kept me up at night shivering in horror, not in a good way or because it’s yaoi.

The author would say I could’ve skipped those parts, and after [suggestions of forced mpreg] (spoiler, highlight to read) I gave in and started to. But just knowing it was happening in the same universe that I was immersing myself in was enough to make me stop reading.

Byakuya/OC

Title: Summer Snowflake
Author: the holy see
Status: Incomplete
Pairing(s):Byakuya/OC, Ukitake/OC
Rating: Non-explicit
Length:80,844
Summary:
She was just his housekeeper.
Comments:
If I were to describe the OC in two words they’d be calm and dutiful, which is a refreshing change from most ‘feisty’ female OCs that float around ff.net. This fic is also and incredibly realistic portrayal of how a post-Hisana Byakuya might come to have romantic feelings towards somebody. I seriously love the romance in this fic, it’s so slow building and not all based on lazy ‘she-intriguing-at-first-sight’ writing. There’s also character development…oh how I love character development…

Byakuya/Orihime

TitleFalling Petals
AuthorNova Alexandra
Status: Complete
Pairing(s):Byakuya/Orihime
Rating: Explicit
Length: 20,000 to 25,000, extrapolating from Ch. 3
Summary:
When Byakuya falls deathly ill his family contacts Orihime to heal him, tricking her into signing a contract to provide them an heir should she fail to heal him.
Comments:
Slow-building, unspoken romance peppered with delightful, in character, Orihime kindness. Of course the whole ‘forced childbearing’ thing was a bit disgruntling but in the context of the fic it wasn’t quite so bad as I’d normally find it.

Title: Become a Ghost
Author: HardlyFatal
Status: Incomplete (painfully so)
Pairing(s): Byakuya/Orihime
Rating: Non-explicit
Length: 63,107
Summary:
Orihime dies. Arrancar? No, appendicitis. Between the weekly pub crawls with the lieutenants, Women’s Association meetings, and- oh yeah, seeing patients- Orihime builds a new life in Soul Society. But on the horizon, something looms… and she will have to sacrifice herself, yet again, to save those she loves.
Comments:
Oh the wonderful angst. Her (‘his’?) characterisation of Orihime is more intelligent than most while retaining all of Orihime’s great kindness. This fic also has slow-building romance and shows Byakuya as the intelligent and witty man he is when unguarded not the bastion of pride that he is to most.

Grimmjow/Orihime

Title: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Author: Dark Hope Assassin
Status: Complete
Pairing(s): Grimmjow/Orihime
Rating: Non-explicit
Length: 3,032
Summary:
He’d help her forget. He’d make her forget repeatedly, till she couldn’t even recall the face of that shinigami buddy of hers, till he was all she could think of. It just never even occurred to him he might need help to forget HER as well.
Comments:
Mainly a character study of Grimmjow and how he’s affected by being exposed to something entirely alien to him like Orihime

Title: Cranky Kitty
Author: Mastermind Sphinx
Status: Complete
Pairing(s): Grimmjow/Orihime
Rating: Non-explicit
Length: 1,974
Summary:
A moment between two cell-mates.
Comments:
Grimmjow being utterly bemused by Orihime’s warped logic

Title: Under the Bastard Flag
AuthorBelladonna Rose
Status: Complete
Pairing(s): Grimmjow/Orihime, Ulquiorra/Orihime
Rating: Non-explicit
Length: 95,692
Summary:
Orihime reluctantly agrees to accompany Captain Aizen to save her town from his wrath, only to garner the attention of the pirate who captains the ship called The Pantera. Oh yes, AU.
Comments:
A slightly out-there, but well thought out, Pirate AU. I read this far too long ago to give a proper comment other than to say I enjoyed it.

Nnoitra/Neliel

Title: Black Tears
Author: ?
Status: Incomplete
Pairing(s): Nnoitra/Neliel
Rating: Non-explicit
Length: None, wordless doujin
Summary:
A backstory to Nnoitra/Neliel
Comments:
Normally, I’m not a Nnoitra fan, he’s far too much of a misogynist. However, this doujin almost makes me believe he was really just riddled with lovesick angst..

Toshiro/Karin

Title: No Warm Memories
AuthorLady Callista
Status: Complete
Pairing(s): Toshiro/Karin
Rating: Non-explicit
Length: 42,285 (also a sequel)
Summary:
After the Winter War ends, people can think of something besides battle. And it seems all Hitsugaya can think about is a human girl who once tried to take out a Hollow with a soccer ball.
Comments:
I like the whole ‘star-crossed lovers’ feel of it, although once again I read it too long ago to have a proper comment

Ulquiorra/Orihime/Grimmjow

TitleTrigonometry
AuthorInomuiro
Status: Complete
Pairing(s): Ulquiorra/Orihime/Grimmjow
Rating: Explicit
Length: 42,285 (also a sequel)
Summary:
Scenes from the life of the most unprobable threesome
Comments:
Be warned, this is a fluff fest. Albeit a well-written one.

Ulquiorra/Sung-Sun

Title: Oyster Shells
AuthorUnluckyAmulet
Status: Complete
Pairing(s): Ulquiorra/Sung-Sun
Rating: Explicit
Length: 3,618
Summary:
It’s always the quiet ones.
Comments:
This fic is amazing in character and canon-complient for such a crackish pairing

Ulquiorra/Orihime

Title: Through Endless Sands
AuthorGeoFount
Status: Complete
Pairing(s): Ulquiorra/Orihime
Rating: Non-explicit
Length: 3,010
Summary:
Orihime talks to the dead.
Comments:
This is the best oneshot I’ve ever read, across all randoms. If you only read one of my recs, let it be this one. The fic charts Orihime’s, oddly graceful, mental deterioration and the profound she has on Ulquiorra. In the ending, when she asks him the question, you can feel how lost Ulquiorra is. On top of all of that, neither of them are OOC.

TitleBeauty and the Bat
Author: Otaku786
Status: Incomplete
Pairing(s): Ulquiorra/Orihime
Rating: Non-explicit
Length: 47,470
Summary:
After a failed lab experiment, miniaturized Ulquiorra and Grimmjow are now in the care of Orihime.While Ulquiorra tries to explain his feelings, Grimmjow keeps getting in the way! What mischief do the two cause? What adventures in kawaiiness occur?
Comments:
I’m somewhat ashamed to have this as a favourite seeing as it’s blatant fangirl feed rife with fluffiness. Lots of OOC behaviour from Ulquiorra and Grimmjow, it’s not as bad for Orihime though. All of that aside, if you’re somebody that likes cute fics then this is defiantly the one for you.

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