If you ask any reader, any lover of literature, there are a few books that will always be seen as ‘timeless’.
For fans of literature, there are always a few works that will be seen as ‘timeless’. For some, it’s The Great Gatsby and Moby Dick, for others it’s Dracula and Animal Farm, for almost everyone – works of Shakespeare will always be seen as timeless.
They are books, poems, and stories that make an impact, they stay with you long after you’ve read them, they inspire you and they bring a sense of wonder and magic along with them.
There are works of fanfiction that can be seen as timeless too,
As massive fans of fanfiction, genuinely…we read as many stories a week as we can, we’ve found some of those magical stories in all realms of pop culture fandom. We have to admit that many of our favorites are in the Harry Potter realm, but we’ve also got timeless favorites in realms with the Avengers, Vampire Diaries, Sherlock, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The magic with fanfiction exists within the authors that take characters we love and give them new journies, new experiences, new love interests, and new aspects of their persona. They can be funny, sad, full of adventure, and full of promise.
We wanted to share some of our favorites with you today, so without further ado, here are 7 works of fanfiction that we believe to be timeless.
This Ginny-centric fanfiction will undoubtedly end up as one of your favorite works, not just in the Harry Potter realm, but in fanfic as a whole.
Ginny is sorted into Slytherin, which is unlike the Ginny we know and love…but as the story unfolds, you see that just because you’re sorted into a house, doesn’t mean that you lose everything about yourself that makes you who you are.
As Ginny navigates her life in the house she never expected, will she be influenced by what’s expected of her, or will she bring unexpected change to the Slytherin house as we know it?
There’s something about a wonderful Drarry story that makes us almost as smitten as a good Dramione story. In the Harry Potter fanfiction realm, they’re our favorite ships.
For as much as we love the stories that make us giggle and feel the butterflies the characters are obviously feeling, we love the ones that are dramatic and emotional too.
This is one of our top 3 Drarry stories, and it’s because it encompasses everything you want for Harry and Draco, yes…even the pain.
The vulnerability shown by Draco through this fic is the reason that we enjoy it so much, and while that vulnerability comes from a place of total and complete brokenness, it’s also the thing that ends up saving him.
Is he stubborn? Yes. Is he terrified? Yes. Is he uncertain? Yes.
He’s also in love with Harry Potter, and maybe that’s enough.
This is a combination of two of our favorite things, William Shakespeare and Harry Potter. We love cannon fanfiction as much as the next person, but we love when our favorite works of literature can merge to create something beautiful, too.
That’s what happens in Macbeth, with Draco as Macbeth and Hermione as the woman he loves.
Macbeth is dark, and the author stayed true to that darkness, not just in the story, but in Draco taking on the role of the character.
That’s not to say that there isn’t romance and an ending that isn’t exactly happily ever after but isn’t exactly the end of everything either. The story in Macbeth fits a category of Dramione fans, ones who like the tension in their relationship and the way it’s not all rainbows and roses for the couple.
Some of the comments on this fic even credit the author for getting them excited about William Shakespeare. That’s a mighty high honor, and yet another reason for you to read this story – if you haven’t already.
This is another fic that blends different favorites for us, however, it’s more in the realm of pop culture. Most everyone has seen the movie Ground Hog Day, it’s a classic. So when we found a fanfic with the same name, we had to dig in immediately, and we were not disappointed.
While most of the fics we’ve recommended so far have been deep and emotional, this one is a bit more lighthearted.
Harry Potter is forced to live the same day over and over again, you’ll have to see just what that loop looks like for yourself.
This is a fic we’ve recommended before, but we can’t list our timeless favorites and leave it out.
Draco and Hermione fall in love amidst circumstances that neither of them expected, and it leads to a truly honest and compassionate relationship between them.
Draco needs help when his ex-wife threatens to take his child away. The child Draco loves and the ex-wife…seemingly only cares about because she knows it’ll hurt him.
How does he end up asking Hermione for help, and what does she bring to the table?
You’ll have to find out for yourselves, but trust us, it’s worth the experience. You’ll have this fic saved in your bookmarks as soon as you read the last word, and you’ll find yourself revisiting it…often.
When most people think of timeless works, we think of lengthy pieces of literature. The truth is, however, that even short pieces of writing can leave a lasting impact, and this story is one of those.
Cauterize tells the story of loss in a way that’s absolutely haunting.
Dennis Creevey deals with the loss of his brother through the lens of his camera, and that means different things at different times.
One thing it always means is that his loss is heavy, and it’s always going to be there.
This fanfic can be explained by the title itself…it talks about the things Draco Malfoy carries. Of course, as with the best works of literature, it goes far beyond what one might initially expect.
Of course, as a student learning magic, there are requirements. Feathers, ink, books, paper – the usual for any prepared student.
Then…there are things that carry a bit more weight themselves. Things that make Draco emotional. There are things that are hard to swallow, things that are hard to make sense of.
No matter what, Draco carries them; the books and the feathers and the emotions too.
It’s a lovely fic that gives us a look at a character we already know, just through a different light.
When it comes to timeless works of fanfiction, what makes the perfect recipe for you? Did we include some of yours in this blog post? Did we miss any that you’re shocked we didn’t include? Let us know in the comments below.
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