24And There Are Some Conversations We Pretend We Never Had » by jelliclerose The story of the conversations had over the course of Smash which we never got to see, as told (mostly) by Bobby and Jessica, with the help of Kyle and Tom. There is drama, romance, fluff and friendship, and almost all of the show's characters make cameos, as do several several romantic pairings, and some unexpected friendships. This is Smash, but seen from a different perspective.
Smash, T, English, Friendship & Drama, chapters: 9, words: 201k+, favs: 12, follows: 12, updated: 5/21/2016 published: 6/29/2013, Tom L., Bobby, Jessica, Kyle B.
155Love In Progress » by LadyStone85 Karen has to make some choices. Starts after 2x06. First fanfic so please be kind. Summary probably sucks but it is my first one.
Smash, T, English, Romance, chapters: 21, words: 66k+, favs: 104, follows: 143, updated: 11/22/2014 published: 3/18/2013, Karen K., Derek W.
181 Bridge Over Troubled Water » by jhm64892 Set in between The Phenomenon and The Transfer. After Karen is involved in a car accident it is Derek that nurses her back to health and help her achieve her broadway dream
Smash, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, chapters: 55, words: 94k+, favs: 69, follows: 75, updated: 1/17/2014 published: 5/17/2013, [Karen K., Derek W.]
160 Heart Shaped Wreckage » by Smashtastic This is a sequel to 'The Words I Meant to Say' set 18 months later. Will Karen and Derek's love for each other be the thing that destroys them?
Smash, K+, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 36, words: 63k+, favs: 32, follows: 48, updated: 12/2/2013 published: 6/4/2013, Karen K., Derek W.
166 Table46 » by tmag71 Karen never auditions for Bombshell and Derek's first introduction to the young actress is as a waitress at Table46. In my fic roles are reversed and Derek is the one who forgets his phone. When he returns to the restaurant he is mesmerized by the woman sitting at the piano singing Broadway Here I Come. Will the chance meeting change their fate.
Smash, M, English, Romance & Humor, chapters: 38, words: 79k+, favs: 129, follows: 109, updated: 11/25/2013 published: 6/11/2013, Karen K., Derek W., Jimmy C., Kyle B.
114 Sometimes Timing Is Everything » by tmag71 This is set two years after Season 2 ends.
Smash, K+, English, Romance & Family, chapters: 26, words: 49k+, favs: 60, follows: 84, updated: 9/10/2013 published: 4/7/2013, Karen K., Derek W., Ivy L.
27I Am a Warrior » by Trust.Hope.Love **HIATUS! I have not abandoned this, just a little writers block.** Set during S1 finale. Karen has this way of dealing with her break ups and heartbreaks and emotions when they build up too much. It's never let her down before, and she's just hoping and praying that it will work again tonight. Cartwills. Friendship: Jessica, Bobby, Sue, and Dennis.
Smash, T, English, Romance & Friendship, chapters: 5, words: 11k+, favs: 35, follows: 56, updated: 6/29/2013 published: 6/18/2013, [Karen K., Derek W.]
49Not Another Love Story » by JumpingOverTheMoon The road to Broadway is exceedingly long, but the road to true love is even longer. This chronicles the love story between Derek and Karen. It starts immediately after the Tony's end. I hope that you enjoy this story.
Smash, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 5, words: 12k+, favs: 24, follows: 45, updated: 6/22/2013 published: 6/5/2013, Karen K., Derek W.
70 The Words I Meant To Say » by Smashtastic Will 'Hit List' be the making of them, or the death of them?
Smash, K+, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 21, words: 28k+, favs: 40, follows: 44, updated: 6/1/2013 published: 5/3/2013, Karen K., Derek W.
5 Nothing Left To Lose by dwkc0207 One Shot set after "The Transfer". Derek finally discloses his feelings to Karen and the reasoning behind his actions over the past couple weeks, hoping she'll see him in a different light. Short and sweet
Smash, T, English, Drama & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 15, follows: 4, 5/15/2013, Karen K., Derek W.
39Undeniable Attraction » by dwkc0207 The story takes place after episode 2.07 "Musical Chairs." Derek is jealous of the interactions between Jimmy and Karen. He is determined to get her focus back on him. But how?
Smash, M, English, Romance & Humor, chapters: 6, words: 10k+, favs: 60, follows: 86, updated: 5/13/2013 published: 3/24/2013, Karen K., Derek W.
5 The End Game by xyber116 Derek decides to make some life changes after Kyle's death.
Smash, M, English, Angst & Romance, words: 2k+, favs: 16, follows: 7, 5/13/2013, [Karen K., Derek W.]
76Outcomes » by LoveHeatPassion Derek Wills a womanizing and mysterious director must deal with the outcomes, of all his choices in life. Starts off right at the finale. A more realistic approach to a CARTWILLS story.
Smash, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 15, words: 28k+, favs: 37, follows: 86, updated: 5/4/2013 published: 9/25/2012, Derek W., Karen K.
63From Bombshell to Hit List » by Cartwillsforever AU from Season 2, Episode 7, Musical Chairs. What if after Derek blew up at Tom, he accepted Jerry's offer to return to Bombshell? Bombshell is now a roaring success, and with a Tony under her belt, Karen is ready for the next step. The only problem? Hit List is finally on the road to Broadway, and Karen - and Derek - still want to be a part of it. But nothing is ever easy...
Smash, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 6, words: 20k+, favs: 44, follows: 91, updated: 4/23/2013 published: 3/21/2013, Derek W., Karen K.
85Wolf » by LadyLush Karen Cartwright had always been the good girl, so after her success of her first show she wanted a night of being bad. A night to forget that whilst her career was now soaring her personal life was not. After all, the best way of getting over someone is getting under someone else...
Smash, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 8, words: 16k+, favs: 62, follows: 160, updated: 12/30/2012 published: 6/13/2012, Karen K., Derek W.
17To Rise Above It All » by redeeminglove What would happen if Eileen forced Karen to quit the show? Who would she turn to when her life is destroyed?
Smash, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 2, words: 2k+, favs: 19, follows: 36, updated: 7/14/2012 published: 7/13/2012, Karen K., Derek W.
38The Start of Something Great » by Dharma.Karma The prequel to my story The Accident. It's the beginning of something wonderful. I'm horrible at summaries. Read it and see if you like it.
Smash, T, English, Romance, chapters: 9, words: 12k+, favs: 22, follows: 38, updated: 6/28/2012 published: 6/15/2012, Derek W., Karen K.
23It started in Boston » by Breckoney93 "Bombshell" was a hit! But of course there's going to be more then just partying because they do have to get back to the real world and the dreams of getting on Broadway. Here's the story of the aftermath. Derek x Karen and very little Dev x Ivy/RJ.
Smash, T, English, Romance & Friendship, chapters: 4, words: 6k+, favs: 31, follows: 62, updated: 6/16/2012 published: 5/27/2012, Derek W., Karen K.
370Christmas in an Empty Theatre » by Evey Edge It's Christmas and Karen has just stormed out on her parents and Dev after a huge fight about the musical. She goes to the theater to rehearse and clear her head, only to find there's someone else there. Karen/Derek.
Smash, T, English, Romance & Friendship, chapters: 20, words: 40k+, favs: 215, follows: 332, updated: 4/25/2012 published: 2/20/2012, [Karen K., Derek W.]