Fic Recs: Monster Edition


Our monthly fic rec is back! Since it’s Spooky month, we’ve decided on Monsters as our theme; and we’ve found a nice selection of fics for you to enjoy, featuring all kinds of interesting stories!

We have six recs in this post; but if you are an 18+ member, there are four more in our Lemon Bar category you can read that are rated Mature & higher, and contain content & trigger warnings. We have opted to move them there so that the forum can stay a safe place for all; but even so, please double check the tags on the ones in this list, just in case we’ve missed something!

Enjoy! And please let us know if you have a favourite that isn’t on the list, or share your own fic(s) if it fits the theme! We want to see everything!

Fangs and Fantasies (1859 words) by GabesBeanie
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Hatake Kakashi, Umino Iruka
Additional Tags: Vampires, Frivolity
Summary:

Cheesy vampire stories…? Oh, come on.

had a feeling that i belonged (2728 words) by justdoityoufucker
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Hatake Kakashi, Hatake Kakashi’s Ninken, Umino Iruka, Inuzuka Hana
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Werewolves, Dogs, Idiots
Summary:

Wolves had been chased out of the forests surrounding Konoha years before the city itself had actually been founded. The Inuzuka, the oldest clan to lay claim to the area before the Senju built it up, had killed and run off the packs of red wolves native to the region both to protect others living in the region and lessen the competition for their own ninken. In all, nearly a century since anyone within the walls of Konohagakure or the thick forests surrounding the city had heard the howl of a wolf.

Until a clear, cold winter night, perhaps a dozen years after the death of the Yondaime Hokage, when the solitary howling of a wolf rang out over the city.

At the Crossroad (10805 words) by Dokuba
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Hatake Kakashi, Umino Iruka
Additional Tags: Horror, there is fluff, Suspense, KakaIru Mini Bang 2020, Canon Compliant, Established Relationship, Youkai
Summary:

Hunted, wounded, and all alone Kakashi was lucky to find shelter away from the storm. Amegakure was a country aptly named for its colorless skies that wept over a land soaked in blood. Little did they know that something was waiting…a scavenger biding its time in the dark.

A ghost story written for the Folklore prompt of the KakaIru 2020 Mini Bang

The Art of Romancing (773 words) by Chocobofever
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Hatake Kakashi, Umino Iruka
Additional Tags: vampire!Kakashi, human!Iruka, a touch of humor
Summary:

Kakashi would learn to let Iruka do the romancing and for him to concentrate on what he was good at, namely chasing away unwanted suitors and being jealous in general. Kakashi refused to think he was easy. Iruka was just THAT GOOD.

When You Put It That Way (4078 words) by fujibutts
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Umino Iruka, Hatake Kakashi, Pakkun (Naruto)
Additional Tags: Minor Violence, Ghosts, Exorcisms, Wicca, Supernatural Elements
Summary:

“There’s something… there.”

“Something? Like a spy?”

“Err, not a spy,” he scratched at the back of his head and looked to Pakkun desperately but the pug lay still, asleep in Kakashi’s arms. “More like… a spirit?” he cursed inwardly for the involuntary shrug accompanying the unsure tone of his voice. Way to go Iruka.

"…So you’re saying there’s a ghost in my house."

Iruka winced. “Well when you put it that way…”

We Owe Him the Mountains (651 words) by aHostileRainbow
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom:
Naruto
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Uzumaki Naruto, Hatake Kakashi
Additional Tags: Horror, Drama
Summary:

Kakashi learns something about Naruto that Iruka doesn’t know. Mentioned KakaIru.

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2 posts were merged into an existing topic: Triggering & Mature Fic Recs: Monster Edition

I almost forgot I wrote this :sweat_smile: Here’s a sweet little Vampire Kakashi & Werewolf Iruka fic I wrote for @MagnusTesla a while ago :heart::two_hearts:

Full Moon (1961 words) by demonofabove
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Hatake Kakashi, Umino Iruka
Additional Tags: Werewolf Iruka, Vampire Hatake Kakashi, Comfort, soft, Supernatural Elements
Summary:

Iruka comes home after a full moon, and Kakashi takes care of him.

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Nice! Here are some of my recs:

In the Dark of the Night (847 words) by Chocobofever
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka, Mizuki/Umino Iruka
Characters: Uzumaki Naruto, Umino Iruka, Hatake Kakashi, Mizuki (Naruto)
Additional Tags: Zoophilia, kind of, Vampires, Poverty
Summary:

Iruka is aware that an arrangement like theirs is not normal, but he’s tired of looking for father figures for Naruto.

WARNING: It’s… Well. Kakashi, the family pet, gets promoted to boyfriend status. Kind of?

The next fic has a light warning for abuse:

Want Me Down to the Marrow (3126 words) by Caped-Ace
Chapters: 1/2
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka, Namikaze Minato/Uzumaki Kushina
Characters: Umino Iruka, Hatake Kakashi, Hatake Sakumo, Uzumaki Naruto, Uzumaki Kushina, Namikaze Minato, Hagane Kotetsu, Kamizuki Izumo
Additional Tags: KakaIru Mini Bang 2020, Urban Legends, Japanese Mythology & Folklore, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Implied/Referenced Child Abuse, Implied/Referenced Character Death, Past Character Death, Mild Blood, Injury Recovery, Family Dynamics, Family Fluff, Romantic Fluff, Mutual Pining, Love Confessions
Summary:

If you were to ask Iruka what scared him the most he wouldn’t say revenants, or demons, or goblins and ghouls. He wouldn’t even say it was the dark itself, and what the imagination could twist it into. No, what scared Iruka the most had a very real face, one that said it was his family but then locked him away like a dirty secret. He was absolutely desperate to get away from that face that was as unmoving as a Noh mask, but just as uncannily emotive and terrifying.

So when Iruka claws his way to freedom and runs for his life, the tragic irony of him being discovered by a literal monster of legend isn’t lost on him. It was almost funny, how he escaped one monster to wind up found by another, but the joke fell flat when he lost consciousness in the oddly gently grasp of the beast, and woke up alive and well in an unfamiliar but welcoming room.

Iruka would come to learn that, sometimes, it’s the actual monsters in the world that are the safest to be around, while those who hide amongst us humans were the ones to be truly feared.

And sometimes…sometimes falling in love didn’t always start with seeing a beautiful face, or hearing a charming laugh.

Sometimes it began with the sound of rattling bones.

I’ll Call Your Name (5333 words) by MagnusTesla
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Hatake Kakashi, Umino Iruka, Uzumaki Naruto
Additional Tags: Getting Together, Hurt/Comfort, Light Angst, Pining, Falling In Love, Alternate Universe - Soulmates, Urban Legends, Yôkai, Kuebiko, Tengu, KakaIru Mini Bang 2020, Not Canon Compliant, Shapeshifting, Magic, Youkai
Summary:

After centuries of loneliness and self isolation, Iruka finds companionship in the most unexpected of places.

That is, until something threatens to rip it all away.

- Written for the KakaIru Mini Bang 2020!

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