50An Imperfect Doll » by lossehelin Kenshin finds himself stuck with a homeless young woman after she follows him through town. The more he learns about her, the more he realizes that she is unusually foreign and yet familiar in a world now ruled by demons. Will he be able to accept what he has hated since childhood, or will he continue the cycle of hatred?
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Romance & Fantasy, chapters: 5, words: 20k+, favs: 15, follows: 28, updated: 3/5 published: 2/5, Kaoru, Kenshin
173Two Roads Diverged » by frostyemma Kenshin and Tomoe don't go to Otsu. They go to Kenshin's former shishou instead. (In which Kenshin is forced to reevaluate his life choices, Tomoe comes to terms with hers, and Hiko must deal with not only his idiot apprentice, but his enigmatic wife. Who is most definitely not hiding anything.)
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Drama & Family, chapters: 28, words: 205k+, favs: 62, follows: 65, updated: 2/14 published: 5/29/2020, [Kenshin, Tomoe] Enishi, Hiko
125At Arm's Length » by tact-and-impulse Kamiya Koshijiro returns home to find his daughter living with a redheaded stranger. (Or, if Kaoru's father survived.) Written for Ruroken Week 2016. Update: Koshijiro arrives in Kyoto, where reunions and revelations await.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, chapters: 15, words: 120k+, favs: 117, follows: 159, updated: 2/12 published: 8/11/2016, [Kaoru, Kenshin]
13Promise of a New Dawn » by Ess V Nearly a year after Enishi's jinchuu, Kenshin finally seems to start gaining the confidence to make his feelings known to Kaoru. But the arrival of a foreigner and the rise of a new drug on the market, seems to complicate things for everyone; especially for Kenshin.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, chapters: 6, words: 23k+, favs: 10, follows: 27, updated: 2/6 published: 9/6/2020, Kaoru, Kenshin, Megumi, Sanosuke
500Steam » by Angle1 Kaoru, a Water fae, is a child bride to Kenshin, a Fire fae. Their clans have been at war for generations. Now they gather together to fight a common enemy. Can these two get along? After years apart they meet again, Kenshin, battle harden Lord, Kaoru now a lovely Lady. They struggle with their different natures. But it's obvious that when Water and Fire meet, there will be steam.
Rurouni Kenshin, M, English, Romance & Fantasy, chapters: 28, words: 159k+, favs: 181, follows: 255, updated: 2/1 published: 4/22/2017, [Kaoru, Kenshin] [Aoshi, Misao]
55 Defender » by KC Evans AU. Himura Kenshin is intrigued by the new Police Inspector of the city, whose shown herself capable of bringing order back to a city in chaos. But dark rumors keep flying about her while she battles constant challengers aiming to take her down. For reasons he doesn't quite understand himself, Kenshin is determined to protect her and find out the truth.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 8, words: 53k+, favs: 33, follows: 58, updated: 12/30/2020 published: 9/7/2019, Kaoru, Kenshin, Megumi, Sanosuke
46Coming Home to You » by BallerinasAreBabyNinjas "Because the woman clutching his hand was here with him. And this moment that he deserved least of all was heart-crushingly real." After trauma comes the healing. While they aren't necessarily starting from nothing, for both Kenshin and Kaoru, the aftermath of this battle feels... different somehow. Good different. But different. End of Jinchuu. Moments of fluff.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Romance, chapters: 8, words: 42k+, favs: 39, follows: 66, updated: 12/26/2020 published: 9/2/2019, Kaoru, Kenshin
701Ache » by Mamoro A repository for my un-beta'd one shots and drabbles. All canon, all KenKao, non-sequential. Written mostly to cleanse my palate while I write other things.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, chapters: 114, words: 70k+, favs: 117, follows: 93, updated: 12/5/2020 published: 7/30/2016
129See you in life Beyond » by SesshaTetsuko For as long as he remembers, life had never been easy for him. So when carefully-buried memories are brutally awakened, the former assassin finds himself in the grip of his inner demons... And the worst can happen * A post-Jinchuu story, depicting Kenshin's struggle with his past and future, and how he and Kaoru finally became a family...* (canon characters, pls mind the M-rating)
Rurouni Kenshin, M, English, Drama & Angst, chapters: 25, words: 119k+, favs: 29, follows: 39, updated: 11/28/2020 published: 2/27/2018, [Kaoru, Kenshin] Saitou, Sanosuke
36Twelfth Knight » by an-earl A string of murders have been identified by Saito as the product of Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu. There are two suspects: Himura Kenshin and his master Hiko Seijuro the Thirteenth. Unbeknownst to them, a third user of their exalted style has time travelled to the future: Hiko Seijuro the Twelfth. Shenanigans ensue.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Drama, chapters: 10, words: 69k+, favs: 8, follows: 15, updated: 11/9/2020 published: 11/10/2019, Saitou, Hiko, Kaoru, Kenshin
123Vestige » by Aldapan Exploring a world divided by war, a vicious dictatorship, and mythical creatures that are at odds with humans, Kaoru and an amnesiac Kenshin are natural enemies that are brought together by the strings of fate. However, as Kaoru begins to understand more about his origins and why he was brought back to Earth, she finds herself debating to protect him or her people. Slow burn.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 31, words: 253k+, favs: 23, follows: 41, updated: 9/26/2020 published: 1/3/2019, Kaoru, Kenshin
224Love and Vengeance » by blue-eyed-shuichi [Movie Universe] The battle with Shishio has ended. Kenshin seeks to move forward in the era of peace with Kaoru at his side. But the past refuses to die. Old grudges and wrongs come back to haunt the rurouni and Kenshin will soon find himself dragged into a hell that he may not be able to escape from.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 26, words: 212k+, favs: 85, follows: 113, updated: 9/17/2020 published: 7/9/2015, Kaoru, Kenshin
8Strength in the Broken Places by SiriusFan13 It has been over forty years since Kenshin last set foot in Otsu. Together with Kenji, Kenshin travels back to learn more about themselves, about each other, and about the meaning of true strength. This is a direct sequel to "Like a Child." Thank you for reading. Please review! I'be been doing this for years, and I'm still really bad at summaries...
Rurouni Kenshin, K, English, Friendship & Family, words: 8k+, favs: 8, follows: 5, 8/21/2020
468A Page and Her Knight » by Angle1 After a great war, Kaoru is a slave. Now rescued by a kind Dragon Rider, Sir Kenshin, she quickly learns all she needs to move up in the ranks. But the longer she stays, the more she loves her new friends. And Kenshin, most of all. How can she love a man who she should hate? And when she is offered a chance to escape the life of a slave, will she take it and betray him?
Rurouni Kenshin, M, English, Fantasy & Romance, chapters: 27, words: 149k+, favs: 132, follows: 207, updated: 8/17/2020 published: 4/28/2017, [Kaoru, Kenshin] Misao, Sanosuke
1k+Castle Ruins » by lossehelin To a hungry vampire the smell of blood is intoxicating and the taste is pure ecstasy. The hunt is quick and the meal savored. For an older vampire with control such weaknesses no longer rule their existence. When that control is tested, however, by blood that cannot be ignored, weakness is the least of their problems.
Rurouni Kenshin, M, English, Fantasy & Romance, chapters: 48, words: 361k+, favs: 457, follows: 523, updated: 4/26/2020 published: 8/24/2013, [Kaoru, Kenshin]
45Flicker From View » by Nagia Shinomori Aoshi falls asleep in the graveyard, waiting for Gein's fire to burn itself out - and wakes up in Takeda's mansion, the night Takani Megumi escaped. Now, he must navigate a past he remembers all too well, with an eye on a future he should have paid more attention to.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 10, words: 57k+, favs: 29, follows: 47, updated: 2/29/2020 published: 9/2/2018, [Aoshi, Misao] [Kenshin, Kaoru]
359The Zaibatsu Project » by Nekotsuki In the year 2029, modern day street samurai and brilliant programmer Himura Kenshin returns to the ugly world of street politics and corporate war in an effort to help an unconventional hacker find her brother. Influenced by Cyberpunk 2020. Definitely AU.
Rurouni Kenshin, M, English, Sci-Fi & Romance, chapters: 19, words: 74k+, favs: 331, follows: 368, updated: 11/14/2019 published: 9/11/2006
63To Have and To Hold » by SJEscape It wasn't supposed to be like this. He'd been at it for 10 years. Ten YEARS for crying out loud! He had perfected the art of friendly distance. He was a master at keeping people away from him, at keeping innocents out of harm's way. But damn if that woman hadn't obliterated every defense he'd set up and then some. Modern day AU. KK, BK.
Rurouni Kenshin, T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 8, words: 32k+, favs: 29, follows: 62, updated: 9/23/2019 published: 6/6/2019, Kaoru, Kenshin, Megumi, Sanosuke
6 Never Have I Ever by sirensbane The Kenshin-gumi really shouldn't play drinking games.
Rurouni Kenshin, K, English, Humor & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 12, follows: 3, 8/20/2019
6 One for the Road by sirensbane Kenshin really does know him way too well.
Rurouni Kenshin, K, English, Humor & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 19, follows: 1, 7/30/2019, Kenshin, Sanosuke