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193Invictus » by Ayezur AU. In the eleventh year of the Meiji, 1878, Japan still practices chattel slavery. The Tokugawa shogunate still reigns from Edo castle, backed by the infamous Kanryu family and their merchant empire. And Kaoru Kamiya finds an abandoned slave hiding under the docks as she's walking home...
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Drama & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 8, words: 62k+, favs: 121, follows: 147, updated: 4/27/13 published: 2/20/13, Kenshin Kaoru Sanosuke Megumi
245As Time Goes By » by MightyMightyMunson Storms are on the horizon for Sanosuke and the rest of the Kenshingumi. Please note that this chapter is rated M for adult situations. UPDATED - APRIL 2013.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 13, words: 189k+, favs: 68, follows: 19, updated: 4/2/13 published: 3/5/03
1k+ Cursed » by lossehelin For a thousand years the village has known of the beast living in the old palace. A beast said to live on human blood. One father knows the truth, and is now bound by word to return a favor he has ignored for thirteen years.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Romance & Fantasy, chapters: 45, words: 316k+, favs: 341, follows: 297, updated: 3/2/13 published: 7/3/11, Kaoru Kenshin
79 Through Long Days of Labor » by Ayezur "Through long days of labor/and nights devoid of ease." It hurts, coming back to life, but not many people get to do it twice. Kenshin, Kaoru, and a long-earned peace.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Romance & Family, chapters: 7, words: 21k+, favs: 93, follows: 40, updated: 2/9/13 published: 1/4/13, Kenshin Kaoru
326Ichirizuka » by older woman Kenshin from 1868 to 1878. I stick to realism. Starts 'angsty', but will gradually mellow some. The first chapter can stand alone as a oneshot.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, chapters: 17, words: 146k+, favs: 187, follows: 181, updated: 12/8/12 published: 1/24/06, Kenshin Battousai
139Learning to Live Again » by Conspirator Enishi's been defeated, life is peaceful, and finally Kenshin can begin his new life as a settled man. At least, that's the theory. In reality, he's finding that starting this new life is more difficult than he expected.
Rurouni Kenshin, K+, English, chapters: 8, words: 62k+, favs: 77, follows: 100, updated: 10/16/12 published: 2/14/08
88Sketches » by AntiThesis101 Rough sketches of characters, ideas, storylines. In other words, a drabble dump. Canon/AU; canon pairings. Sketch Thirteen: Dreamscapes. Time passes, and Kenshin dreams on.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, chapters: 13, words: 24k+, favs: 26, follows: 40, updated: 8/29/12 published: 3/11/10, Kenshin Kaoru
5 Promise by sirensbane A story I wrote for Englehart's beautiful picture "Heart of Sword" on deviantart. Kenshin visits some old graves.
Rurouni Kenshin, K+, English, Angst, words: 598, favs: 10, follows: 3, 8/11/12, Battousai
16 Change of Heart by FrameofMind Oneshot. KK. One swordsman looks to the future; the other can see only the past.
Rurouni Kenshin, K+, English, Drama & Romance, words: 2k+, favs: 31, follows: 4, 5/25/12, Kenshin Battousai
8 Journey of Contrition by Scarred Sword Heart Himura Kenshin leaves behind his life of bloodshed and takes his first awkward steps on the road to redemption. Follow his first year as a Rurouni.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Drama & Angst, words: 10k+, favs: 7, follows: 2, 5/18/12, Kenshin Katsura
2The Beginning by Gumi Reloaded The year is 2040 and seven-year-old Shintaro is given a choice that could change his life forever. But is Takani Hiroshi really out to help others or does he have his own agenda?
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, words: 3k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 5/14/12, Kenshin
7Street Commerce 101 » by Gumi Reloaded A physically wounded Kenshin and an emotionally wounded Megumi assist each other. Then, a well intentioned move ends in disaster.
Rurouni Kenshin, M, English, Drama & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 4, words: 28k+, favs: 4, follows: 4, updated: 5/7/12 published: 4/28/12, Megumi Kenshin
4 A Journey of a Thousand Miles by Gumi Reloaded A cop, a grey-eyed woman, and a red-haired waiter have a coffee shop encounter that they would have been happy to skip. Saitoh, Kenshin, Tokio
Rurouni Kenshin, M, English, Drama & Crime, words: 17k+, favs: 6, 4/27/12, Kenshin Saitou
581 Power, Perceived » by broomclosetkink Kamiya Kaoru is sold like she is a part of her father's estate, placed between the furniture and art. Drabble collection.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 46, words: 28k+, favs: 268, follows: 153, updated: 3/20/12 published: 5/2/11, Battousai Kaoru
567Love, Lies and Empire » by krystalMage Chapter 29 UP! "Tell me something," A dangerous gleam lit up Kenshin's eyes. "What has that man done to warrant such unshakeable loyalty Kaoru?" AU
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 29, words: 205k+, favs: 200, follows: 237, updated: 2/18/12 published: 8/9/06, Kenshin Kaoru
194 Darkest Days » by Angie-san Semi-fantasy AU, Kenshin/Kaoru. Circumstances beyond their control bring them together, but neither one expected to fall so deeply for the other. Nor did they foresee the cruel twist of fate that would ruthlessly tear them apart again. Complete.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Adventure & Drama, chapters: 18, words: 114k+, favs: 78, follows: 70, updated: 2/13/12 published: 11/1/09, Kenshin Kaoru
13 Baptism of Blood » by Scarred Sword Heart Wanting to protect people, Kenshin leaves Hiko and lends his sword to the Patriots. Little does he know what they have planned for him. Covers flashbacks from manga vol 10, Remembrances miniarc in vol's 1921 and Tsuiokuhen OVA. Rated T for violence.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Adventure & Angst, chapters: 5, words: 12k+, favs: 19, follows: 3, updated: 7/14/11 published: 8/25/07, Kenshin Hiko
26 Alone » by Scarred Sword Heart Shinta grows up, enduring the hardship of life as a peasant farmer along with his parents and elder brothers, who do their best to protect him. Little does he know that life will only be harder in the end.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Family & Tragedy, chapters: 5, words: 8k+, favs: 10, follows: 6, updated: 7/10/11 published: 7/6/11, Shinta
393In The End » by Chikifriend Kenji is a rebellious teenager, and Kenshin has to raise him on his own. When Kenji's grades aren't the greatest, his teacher requests an interview. And the teacher happens to be Kamiya Kaoru. [AU KK]It's not easy being a single parent. RR plz!
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Romance, chapters: 22, words: 110k+, favs: 95, follows: 99, updated: 5/20/11 published: 6/3/05
372 Hood » by The Wayward Philosopher Rurouni Kenshin with a Robin Hood-flavored twist. Kenshin's an exiled prince forced to flee to the cursed forest of Aokigahara. Kaoru's the fletcher's daughter in the nearby town of Nottingham. Together with their friends, they will lead a revolution. B/K
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 25, words: 99k+, favs: 156, follows: 82, updated: 5/6/11 published: 7/10/10, Battousai Kaoru