A Matter of Humanity In the aftermath of Astro's "mistake," two things stick out as the most important issues to fix: Doctor Tenma must convince his son that he is more than a machine, and Astro has to convince everyone else.
Astro Boy, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, words: 4k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 8/10
2Family is Made in the Heart » Astro knelt over the hunched up form, letting the kid catch his breath. There was another rattling cough, then the kid lifted his head and Astro froze. "My name is Toby," he said, wiping the dust from his very familiar face. "Toby Tenma."
Astro Boy, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, chapters: 2, words: 6k+, favs: 5, follows: 5, updated: 8/2 published: 7/6
1 Little Piece of Heaven Sebastian could insist all he wanted — Finnian refused to find himself in such a vulnerable position again. Of course, that plan fell flat as soon as the Young Master got involved.
Kuroshitsuji, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 3k+, favs: 1, 7/28, Ciel P., Finnian, Sebastian M.
1 One Exception Once, Astro was asked if he was exempt from the Laws of Robotics. He finally has his answer and he wishes that he didn't.
Astro Boy, T, English, Angst & Tragedy, words: 2k+, favs: 2, 7/21
8 Smoke and Mirrors » With Dr. Animo having escaped Plumber prison, Ben and Rook are on the case. They don't expect more than another plot for world domination, but it becomes clear that there's more going on than meets the eye. The Saturday family is tracking cryptid disappearances that began right around the time of Dr. Animo's escape. But what could be the reason behind it all? ["T.G.I.S." REWRITE]
Ben 10 & Secret Saturdays, T, English, Drama & Mystery, chapters: 6, words: 28k+, favs: 19, follows: 16, updated: 7/16 published: 12/21/2019, Ben T., Rook, Zak S., V.V. Argost
9 If You Get Lost, You Can Always Be Found » Watching Astro put himself in harm's way has never been easy, but Doctor Ochanomizu does his best to be there. Or, five times that Ochanomizu (almost) lost his son and one time that he did(n't). [Astro Boy (2003)]
Astro Boy, K+, English, Family & Angst, chapters: 6, words: 15k+, favs: 6, follows: 8, updated: 7/14 published: 5/17
11Cross Your Heart (and Hope to Die) » By some cruel twist of fate, it was a freak accident that killed Ben Tennyson. When Rook received a cosmic second chance at undoing the disaster that he blamed himself for, he first thought of it as a blessing. Until the same day repeated again. And again and again and again. [Time Loop AU] Cover by helydrawscomics on Tumblr
Ben 10, T, English, Angst & Romance, chapters: 6, words: 42k+, favs: 19, follows: 23, updated: 7/2 published: 12/6/2019, [Ben T., Rook]
4 Repentance Hiding from the government after the Peacekeeper's rampage, tensions between Astro and Tenma reach a boiling point. There are a few things left ignored that need to be addressed.
Astro Boy, K+, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, words: 1k+, favs: 6, follows: 4, 6/24
4 Do It For Me To be allowed to attend school, Astro is required by the government to wear power limiters. While testing them, Doctor Tenma takes more than just a strictly fatherly interest in how his son reacts to the effects. After all, he is — first and foremost — a scientist.
Astro Boy, T, English, Horror & Angst, words: 4k+, favs: 5, follows: 4, 6/11
Like Uncut Diamonds » Rook sat in a cheaply-made plastic chair under the beacon-like Mr. Smoothie mascot, twiddling his thumbs idly. On the table next to him were two untouched smoothies. He sighed as the last of the evening's patrons gathered up their things and left. Ben was late. Even after so many years, some things never changed.
Ben 10, K, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 2, words: 12k+, favs: 4, follows: 3, updated: 5/9 published: 4/30, [Ben T., Rook]
1 so pretty, it hurts What their boyfriends don't know won't hurt them.
Ben 10, K+, English, Angst & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 3, 5/8, [Gwen T., Julie Y.]
83 Diamonds Are Forever » A year after the planet's reappearance, Ben and Rook are assigned a deceivingly simple job on Petropia, overseeing an "official yearly Plumber check." With Tetrax acting as their guide, it soon becomes clear that the glittering surface of the planet is covering a horrible conspiracy against the Petrosapiens, which may hide roots closer to home than any of them realized.
Ben 10, M, English, Sci-Fi & Drama, chapters: 45, words: 354k+, favs: 36, follows: 34, updated: 4/19 published: 4/18/2019, Ben T., Tetrax S., Rook
4 Between the Lines Ever since his run-in with Atlas, Astro had been acting strangely. Kenichi didn't know what to think of his shift in behavior, at first, until Astro eventually admitted that he had something important to tell him. [Astro Boy (2003)]
Astro Boy, K, English, Friendship & Hurt/Comfort, words: 6k+, favs: 10, follows: 5, 3/26
Just Like Glass Familiar images flashed to mind: burning cities and leveled civilizations replaced by island after island of quant Viking villages, filled with fleeing citizens wearing furs and waving useless axes, a mountain of human bodies being torn into and feasted upon by his followers, the rivers and oceans running red because victims bled the same no matter what era it was in.
Secret Saturdays & How to Train Your Dragon, K+, English, Angst & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 4, follows: 3, 11/28/2019, Zak S., Hiccup, Toothless
Deliquesce » Karkat's first mistake was introducing Dave to sopor. His second mistake was letting himself think that would be where it ended.
Homestuck, M, English, Horror & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 6, words: 42k+, favs: 8, follows: 3, 10/31/2019, [Dave S., Karkat V.] Rose L., Kanaya M.
4 all before us lie deserts of vast eternity Before the Time War even officially starts, Ben 10,000 knows how it's going to end — with Maltruant scattered in pieces and himself standing triumphant at the dawn of the universe. It's the hardest victory that he's ever achieved, but that doesn't mean that the next twenty years are much easier.
Ben 10, T, English, Angst & Family, words: 12k+, favs: 11, follows: 2, 7/16/2019, Ben T., Gwen T., Kai Green, Rook
7Rewrite the Stars » With infinite timelines and possibilities, nothing is set in stone. Ben Prime may be married to Kai Green, but the other versions of himself have had varying degrees of luck in their own romantic pursuits. Or, in which some Ben Tennysons get married to normal girls, and some of them end up with alien psychopaths - a normal occurrence within the Tennyson multiverse.
Ben 10, T, English, Romance & Parody, chapters: 2, words: 7k+, favs: 42, follows: 46, 6/7/2019, Ben T., Julie Y., Elena V., Jennifer N.
14 Nothing Left to Say Gwendolyn makes the executive decision that Ben needs to be emotionally vulnerable for a day. The fastest and easiest way to achieve that is with a truth potion. It seems like a good idea on paper, but it soon becomes clear why the formula is a forbidden one. Some things, it seems, are better left unsaid. [Post-Omniverse]
Ben 10, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 15k+, favs: 119, follows: 36, 4/7/2019, Ben T., Gwen T., Kevin, Rook
3 Meteor Shower With the aftermath of Captain Nemesis' escape from prison and Jennifer Nocturne's alleged kidnapping, Kevin realized that he had some mending to do with his teammates. [Episode continuation of 'Catch a Falling Star.']
Ben 10, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 3k+, favs: 26, follows: 5, 3/27/2019, Ben T., Gwen T., Kevin
12 It'll Be Alright After Elena Validus flees, having nearly killed Ben for the second time, Julie and her boyfriend have a much-needed talk.
Ben 10, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 36, follows: 10, 3/17/2019, [Ben T., Julie Y.] Elena V.