Anime Underground

The Best Fairy Tail Fanfiction, Ranked

Do you love Fairy Tail? If so, you might want to expand past canon itself and start exploring what the world of fanfiction has to offer. All over the Internet, fans are penning their own adventures for Natsu, Lucy, Gray, and the rest of the cast. This curated list will help you find some great new fic to add to your reading list. 

Some good Fairy Tail fanfic focuses on pairings - exploring relationships between characters that are never realized within the canon itself, or which are only implied. Others change one aspect of canon and then follow the result - what if Natsu were raised by Acnologia instead of Igneel? What if the whole thing took place in a real world high school? Some are bite-sized stories that can be read in a few minutes, while others offer enough reading material to last months. This list will help you find some great new fic to add to your reading list. 

Which of these stories qualify as the best Fairy Tail fanfiction? That's up to the readers. Let your voice be heard and vote up the stories that you think deserve the top spot.

list ordered by
  • Between the Lines

    Between the Lines

    by riverofmemories

    In a world that knows nothing of magic, there's a hidden society of people with incredible abilities. After joining the Fairy Tail guild and partnering with a crazy pyromaniac by the name of Natsu Dragneel as well as his flying blue cat, Lucy Heartfilia begins to learn that everyone has secrets - some of which even lie within her own family - and that nothing is ever as it seems.

    Read Here

  • Lessons


    by skysignal

    Due to a misunderstanding, Erza sets up an unconventional contest at the Fairy Tail guild to settle the score between Natsu and Gray once and for all. Now Natsu and Lucy are forced to undergo training of a different kind! Nobody wants to lose, so Natsu and Lucy are willing to do ANYTHING. The stakes are high this time.

    Read Here

  • Dragon's Guide to Claim Your Mate 

    Dragon's Guide to Claim Your Mate 

    By BlackLynx17

    What does a Dragon Slayer do when they've found their mate? Deny... then try and come up with an answer. Natsu's found his mate and has no clue on what to do, luckily for him though Igneel already saw this day coming and left behind a little gift for him, a guide if you so call it. If claiming your mate was so easy then everyone would be mated! Too bad it's not, good luck Natsu!

    Read Here

  • The Keys of Fire

    The Keys of Fire

    by LoneStorm

    Runaway Lucy Heartfilia finally gets to join Fairy Tail, house and school for homeless kids. What she didn't expect was to be brought there by a pink-haired, pyrotechnic black belt with a blue cat, that she might start falling for him, or that this boy could help her solve the mystery behind the golden keys left by her mother that hold a deadly secret.

    Read here

  • Eye of the Beholder

    Eye of the Beholder

    by madartiste

    Natsu realizes something about Lucy after seeing her in her old habitat.

    Read Here

  • Till Death Do Us Part

    Till Death Do Us Part

    By suerfreakerz

    Immortal/Reincarnation AU. There are immortals and there are those who reincarnate, though it's best to keep these things hidden. Lucy is attending college and meets Natsu, a mischievous boy with pink hair, a devilish smile, and a body that never ages.

    Read Here

  • More Than a Princess

    More Than a Princess

    by RayreeAnne

    Princess Lucy Heartfilia is on her way to meet her future husband when her carriage is attacked. She escapes into the woods and is wandering around in the dark when she is found by Natsu Dragneel, the second prince from a neighboring kingdom. Now, what will happen that she's in the care of the kingdom and a guest of Natsu? 

    Read Here

  • Dragon Ritual 

    Dragon Ritual 

    By pookiepoodle

    During a battle, Natsu calls Lucy his mate. Get ready for a cute love story between one of Fairy Tail's cutest couples!

    Read Here

  • Amongst Untrodden Ways

    Amongst Untrodden Ways

    By SecretEnigma

    She hadn't asked for this. Any of it. Being slashed through the throat, waking up in a world that shouldn't exist, being a sister to a fictional character, getting a wild family that steamrolled over things like reality, impossibility, and destiny via bullheadedness and faith in each other, or falling in love with a competitive idiot. She hadn't asked … but she loved them anyway.

    Read here

  • Parallels


    By Mslead-Kytrin

    Lucy always knew books opened roads to new adventures, but never had she dreamed she would be falling into one herself. When she comes across a dusty old book, Lucy finds herself thrust into a journey filled with evil wizards and a tricky dragon who kept looking at her like she was lunch. She had to find a way to return home, but at the end of the day - would she want to?

    Read Here

  • Accidentally in love

    Accidentally in love

    by LaynaPanda

    Natsu Dragneel—the most popular singer and model all around the world meets Lucy while running from his fans. He finds out that she isn't a fan of him and he feels completely attached to her. Will Lucy learn to love the famous Dragneel or will she leave him alone because of his popularity? 

    Read Here

  • Virtual Flames

    Virtual Flames

    by MizzyPlatinum 

    A blossoming internet (Tumblr) friendship soon develops into something more. 

    Read Here

  • Eye of the Black Dragon

    Eye of the Black Dragon

    by snakeboy33

    Instead of being raised by Igneel, Natsu is raised by Acnologia. How will the world take it, as the Chaos Dragon Slayer emerges. 

    Read Here

  • Deal With The Devil

    Deal With The Devil

    by amehanaa

    He feels, looks, and sounds like a human. But the truth is, he isn't.

    Read Here

  • The Fairy's Tale

    The Fairy's Tale

    by Somber Secrets 

    Levy traps herself in a spell where she must finish seven fairy tales in order to escape. Sadly things don't go quite as planned with Gajeel lurking around and ruining every fairy tale there ever was in his most Gajeel like fashion.

    Read Here

  • In Tenebris

    In Tenebris

    By riverofmemories

    After discovering a trio of scientific experiments who are the equivalents of dragons, life for Lucy Heartfilia and Levy McGarden gets flipped upside down. Apparently, protecting dragons brings a few others like them knocking and makes things crazy. It doesn't help that some of the "others" are a whole lot less friendly.

    Read Here

  • Smokin' Hot

    Smokin' Hot

    by feari teiru 

    In years to come, her children would ask, 'how did you and Daddy meet?", and she would blush and say, "I burnt down my apartment complex."

    Read Here

  • Dragon Wars

    Dragon Wars

    by P. D. McLoughlin 

    Born from a curse, forced into slavery, Natsu falls in love with the daughter of his master. Encountering new friends as they fight to free themselves from their chains. Their actions erupt a war that consumes the continent. Natsu must learn to hone his powers, end the war and return to the one he loves most as she fights her own battles.

    Read Here

  • Brain and Brawn

    Brain and Brawn

    By pookie poodle

    When Levy and Gajeel meet in a library, it's not all sunshine and rainbows, but soon they learn that they can help each other. Will love blossom between the librarian and the gym trainer?

    Read Here

  • Surprise Guest

    Surprise Guest

    By theHumbleGM

    AU. Lucy's life had grown rather predictable over the last few years. She worked, she slept, she spent time with her cat, and she drank at the bar on Fridays with her friends. She could use a little excitement, but that was unlikely in the quiet town of Magnolia. That is, until HE shows up in her kitchen. (And why was her cat so happy about it?)

    Read Here

  • A Collection of Smexy Nalu Drabbles

    A Collection of Smexy Nalu Drabbles

    By EternalBlaze5

    This is a collection of all of your hottest NaLu fantasies! Each chapter is decided by a prompt left by review or pm, and all of them are accepted as long as it's NaLu (And I genuinely like it).

    Read Here

  • One-Ply Promises

    One-Ply Promises

    By indraaas

    Of all of the stupid things Lucy has done while drunk, entering a contract with a demon probably takes the cake. The icing on said cake, however, is the fact that neither of the two know what the terms of the contract are. Until they figure it out, Lucy is stuck living with a demon who doesn't really understand the concept of keeping a low profile.

    Read Here

  • One Wish

    One Wish

    by joliemariella

    When Lucy's spur of the moment wish is granted by a magical artifact, she and Natsu find their magic unexpectedly switched. It's a problem the likes of which neither of them, nor the guild, know how to undo. An already bad situation turns worse when assassins make an attempt on Lucy's life, leading to the uncovering of a sinister plot that could mean the end of Fiore itself.

    Read Here

  • Bite Me

    Bite Me

    by Smoochynose

    Five times Natsu threatened to bite Gray and the one time he did so in front of Wendy and Gajeel.

    Read Here

  • Who Said Yoga Wasn't Sexy?

    Who Said Yoga Wasn't Sexy?

    By SpadesToStars

    Lucy, a yoga enthusiast, has finally convinced her lazy best friend, Levy, to get off the couch and go to the gym! Juvia who usually runs the yoga classes goes on vacation, leaving Gajeel, the kickboxing instructor, to take over her duties. The muscle head now has to run a yoga class, and a certain blue headed girl catches his eye. In more ways than one.

    Read Here