ok so bc ur my soulmate and u love me a lotto u need to read all these fab fics once ur done w the series - read in whatever order u want to but like u gotta tell me when ur done w each so i can weep

Ok so I might do lil comments on the fics I've read in this fancy italics thing ooooh because they're all so good and I want to remember which ones I read (which is why the ugly tick thing exists, lemme know if you find it too ugly btw) and i look forward to procrastinating my existence with these recs - Yasie

these first few are from the legendary aftg author @crazy_like_a literally theyre a godsend

  • Lessons In Cartography, E
    • Neil slowly maps out Andrew's body
        • the holy grail of this fandom the unofficial fourth book we treat with reverence. looooong im sure you'll love it
  • The Cartographer and the World, E
    • The sequel to Lessons in Cartography. Neil navigates life.
        • aww ok this made me so nostalgic and made me cry a lot bc im always emotional but yeah!!! vvv good
  • The Unkindness of Ravens, M
    • After Kevin publicly announces his intention to play for the Foxes, Riko sends Nathaniel Wesninski to convince him to return to the Nest. Unfortunately for Riko, Nathaniel has other plans.
        • im a whole slut for raven neil fics so here you go
        • I have no words but THANK YOU because raven fics are /powerful/ and I'm highkey obsessed with @crazy_like_a already
  • Creatures We Find in the Forest, M
    • After Neil runs his mouth on Kathy Ferdinand's show, he strikes a bargain with Andrew and finds out there's more to the monster than he originally thought.
    • Oooh we love a canon twist, especially with a supernatural aspect oooooh. This one has so much plot progress that leaves me reeling but Andriel's relationship is portrayed really well?? Also Andrew as a vampire fits too well

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  • Kairos, T
    • In this life, Nathaniel Wesninski runs. In another, he stays.
        • oh man im a sucker for beautiful similies and metaphors
    • This fic is just so beautiful, you know?
  • at the edge of what was, M
    • He flips Neil’s phone open and scrolls through the call history. It’s not a long list; his own name is at the bottom, then there’s a call from Nicky one from Dan. There’s an outgoing call from Neil’s phone to Andrew’s – that day they went to Atlanta – and one to a number that isn’t saved but that Andrew recognises as Bee’s. And then there’s a call from an unknown number, no more than an hour ago. He wants to call it. He wants to call it and demand where Neil is, wants to find out whoever the number belongs to and bash their head into a wall, break every bone in their body until Neil is back with them.
    • This was such a good short I am gasping
  • we might be hollow {but we're brave},M
    • Andrew is looking to live his life in peaceful nothingness, but his new neighbor's cat won't stop sneaking onto his balcony. As much as he tries to not make it into something, Andrew finds himself drawn to the mysterious and tempting man next door. Neil is just trying to find a reason to not leave Palmetto after everyone else has moved on. But he never thought he would want to run toward something in favor of running away. (In a slightly different world, two people find themselves meeting in a softer setting and in just as much need of each other. A story about dealing with pasts, sharing secrets and a cat who is an asshole yet manages to charm everyone around it.)
        • oh man this is so endearing and soft my heart aches
  • #TEAMKIKO, T
    • The Foxes and Ravens play in the NCAA Exy Championships. The Internet reacts.
        • new format and a new way of looking at their interactions this was really cool!
  • coin toss, G
    • the single year of post-college pro-level where Andrew and Neil play for separate teams and the eight week period where their ‘rivalry’ was all anyone could talk about.
        • can u tell i really love andreil 'rivalry' fics
  • light fires at night {to push back the void}, M
    • The first time Andrew realizes he wants to hear the words, Neil isn’t even doing anything. He’s just sitting there, staring at the horizon with that stupidly dramatic faraway expression of his, and letting the cigarette burn down between his fingers all the way to the filter — an outrageous waste of good nicotine, if you asked Andrew. (Or: 20+ times Andrew and Neil say I love you, and one time they say it out loud.)
          • our wonderful dumbass babies this was so pure and precious and i cried a lot
  • No Mourners, No Funerals, M
    • In Ketterdam’s pleasure district you can find anyone. A wayward son trying to escape his past. A pampered noblewoman who chose a different life. A recovering addict who can’t turn down a bet. A stranded pirate in need of a boat. A deserter who is looking for a place to belong. A Grisha assassin who wants to be a better person. A convict looking to regain her life. A runaway who has become a killer. A survivor who has become something worse. These fractured isolationists must cooperate and trust each other to achieve their goals. An impossible heist with a big payout. A revenge scheme years in the making. A high stakes con that could start a war if it goes wrong. They probably deserve better, but if they got what they deserved then they wouldn’t be Foxes.
          • this is so well written oml a mix of two of my favourite series mmmm
  • The Continuing Adventures of the Nine-Nine, G
    • A series of short, ridiculous, mostly plotless stories featuring the Foxes as the cops of the Ninety-Ninth Precinct.
  • Real or Not Real, M
    • Neil’s just won the Hunger Games so his life should be smooth sailing from now on. It’ll be easy! All he has to do is keep his temper under control, stop antagonizing the president, survive living with his fellow Victors (despite the fact that several of them seem to want to break him), and avoid inciting a rebellion. Too bad nothing in Neil's life has ever been easy. Featuring a Neil who is Done with everybody’s shit, an Andrew who is feeling both personally victimised and reluctantly intrigued by the new kid’s pretty eyes and sharp tongue, and a Kevin who would really rather not be the figurehead of a revolution, thanks.
        • not the biggest fan of the hunger games but this was pretty darned good and like two books in 4 chapters?? thats talent man
  • Fear No Fall, T
    • As it says on the tin: a sea-faring adventure featuring pirates and mermaids (or, one mermaid in particular)
  • I Want You To, T
    • The Foxhole was a hole in the wall, quite literally. It was painted a muted orange with a series of white paw marks trailing across the wall that glowed under the pale yellow lighting of the café, with a small curled up fox painted right up against the counter. The sign said open, and the lights were on (well some of them were), but there was not a soul else in the café. The chairs were still stacked on the tables, and the register appeared to be turned off. Neil checked his watch, it read 5:26, and he figured he would have to get moving soon to keep to his schedule (even though there was nothing that required him to keep that schedule), coffee cart coffee wasn’t terrible (only it was), and maybe Renee had messed up and meant to tell him a later time (even though he had gotten his hopes up for halfway decent coffee entering his life).
  • Trust Fall {And Welcoming Arms}, E
    • Life goes on after the Foxes win the championship, and for Andrew and Neil it's uncharted territory with only each other for guides. Maybe it's time to put away some of those hard edges, and learn how to touch more softly, and speak more honestly. And if they falter, they have their family to help them get back on their feet.
  • Way Down We Go, E
    • How would things be different if Nathaniel and his mother had been in Seattle early enough to put him in California the same time as Andrew? What if their paths had crossed back then? What if Andrew's first promise wasn't to Aaron but to Nathaniel?
        • aahh this was so long but so good???
  • Latchkey Child, T
    • Neil wakes up seven years younger, and, slowly, takes matters into his own hands.
            • this was a fuckin rollercoaster omg my emotions
  • welcome to the Ritz, sweetheart, T
    • In which Andrew Minyard is a business tycoon and, for one reason or another, Neil Josten is his arm candy. ( Neil Josten, local callboy, doesn't bother asking why until it's far too late. )
          • my soft sweet sons????
  • Time will tell, G
    • “He’s not all that different. A little less mouthy, a little more short, still constantly wanting to play Exy… Aside from the occasional question about you-know-who, he’s basically the same.” “We are not keeping him like this.” “Aw, please? He's so cute even when he's jumping on the couch at five in the morning." ( in which the Foxes become parents too young, and Neil is truly just fine. )
          • this was so goddamn soft i melted
  • to know a man, M
    • In which the Foxes all work at a coffee shop run by Wymack, Neil is their newest recruit with a dark past, Andrew is obvious, Neil is oblivious, and everyone ships it apart from Aaron, who just wants to study in peace. With guest appearance by a stuffed jellyfish called Josephine.
        • sososososo cute
  • Armies, E
    • Upon Mary Hatford's death, Nathaniel Wesninski makes the call to his uncle Stuart rather than continuing on the run and ending up in Milport, Nevada. Upon graduating university, Andrew Minyard turns down all offers of a professional Exy career and muddles through a 'normal' life, until the boredom and inanity of it all wears him down and he accepts an offer of a break to spend some time with his cousin Nicky in Stuttgart, Germany.There he meets Abram Hatford, a handsome and broken young man who has more in common with Andrew than he suspects, and nothing's normal anymore.
        • this was good but im not entirely sure how i feel about it? wasn't the biggest fan of how Andrew was portrayed here if im honest
  • The Smallest Exy Player, Now Even Smaller, T
    • Aaron pissed somebody off, which isn't a surprise, but what happens to Andrew in retaliation definitely is.
        • baby drew is the cutest mmm my heart
  • your crown of thorns holds roses, T
    • Three days after he signs his death sentence to Palmetto State, five after Andrew Minyard sends him flying breathless to the ground, Neil's gaze snaps to the locker room mirror and stares, frozen, at the word threat scrawled along his spinal cord in terrifying, heavy bold. All in all, he isn’t thrilled about the situation this puts him in, but, based off the negative connotation, it isn’t one-sided either. On the bright side, at least this means his soulmate doesn’t harbor any grandeur delusions about him.
        • andrew thinking abt neil's soft hair is my biggest mood
  • three thousand and eighty seven, T
    • Long distance is hard. So is picking out a Valentine's Day present for your boyfriend who lives on the opposite coast and has even less interest in Valentine's Day than he does in everything else.
          • andreil being soft for each other what else is new
  • Eyes Half Closed, E
    • Neil was promised to Riko when they were little, but Neil has no intention of being taken by that asshole.
        • possessive andrew is hot af
  • To Keep Open, M
    • 5 times Andrew opened a water bottle for Neil and 1 time he didn't.
        • why are they the softest ever
  • some impressions stay {and some will fade away}, T
    • When he was a child, powers never seemed like magic to Neil. He could see them on the television, read about them in books, at best see people using them from a distance, like the telekinetic woman at the park. But any closer and there’d be no powers.
        • this is such a cool series
  • it's a game, M
    • When Aaron’s name is called, Andrew doesn’t hesitate to volunteer.
        • this is one of the best hunger game au's ive read
  • oh be cautious, do not stand too near, M
    • Andrew only needed a few minutes to determine that Neil Josten was going to get under his skin. He just didn’t foresee exactly how deep.
        • its the books from andrew's pov and its fab
  • Backseat Driver, M
    • Briefly, because he knows they’ll only be in the car for another couple of minutes at absolute maximum, he watches Andrew for any break in the impassivity. There’s the faintest twitch, which Neil assumes is Andrew registering his attention, but he’s not sure if it’s anger, embarrassment, annoyance- honestly, it could be anything. Then Andrew’s face settles. Neil doesn’t move, though, content to watch the way the passing lights change Andrew’s profile and colouring. If Neil were an artist, he thinks he’d want to paint this.
          • this was so nice and sweet and soft and just aahhh
  • His Gift, M
    • As a crowning glory to why Neil motherfucking Josten was a Problem with a capital P, he’d sat there this afternoon and offered his precious hoard of money, his opportunity to run, his next persona and life, and offered it so Andrew could waste it on another overpriced gasoline monstrosity. Simply because Neil knew it was important to Andrew.
  • claw marks, M
    • The Foxes are an underground resistance group in a dystopian near-future. Neil is the shady new recruit.
        • this was so cool
  • corresponding shapes, T
      • Neil Josten and Andrew Minyard met when their bands toured together. Now they're touring separately, and Neil hates it.
          • can u believe andreil invented music wow
  • pretty toys and cold-blood killers, T
    • The Foxes are spies, and Andrew and Neil are still in love with each other even when they're pretending to be Russian criminals.
      • theyre in love ok
  • together, T
    • A collection of filled prompts from my tumblr. Or, things go wrong in a variety of ways and then are fixed by the power of an established and stable relationship.
  • a switchblade is my preferred weapon, M
    • The Foxes take on an injured Kevin Day, and get a Raven-trained backliner with a point to prove into the bargain.
        • why did i read most of this in one sitting i hate myself
  • Walking Disasters, M
    • Andrew and Neil were never going to be a normal couple but for some reason this is really hard for people to understand. Or: five times people questioned Andrew and Neil’s relationship (+1 time they didn’t give them a reason to)
        • soft defensive boys
  • The Road to Nowhere, M
    • The population has been decimated by an epidemic, society has fallen, and no one is safe. But Neil has never been safe to begin with.When the death of his mother finally leaves him with nothing left to lose, Neil inadvertently stumbles across a miss-match group of people living and working together despite the odds. Sometimes it takes the apocalypse to find out where you truly belong; the hard part is holding onto it. And when so much of him is held together by lies, Neil might have to learn that you can never outrun your past indefinitely.
        • probably one of my favourite andreil fics
  • Fool for You, T
    • Andrew and Neil get married on April Fools' Day.No one believes them.
  • a few living things, M
    • what if a mob boss and the assassin sent to kill him fell in love?
        • whew chile we love
  • Pressure Points, M, WIP
    • Neil enrolls at Columbia High School and remarkably fails at remaining invisible
      • this!!! here!!! is the good stuff
  • The Bones of You, T
    • “Once upon a time,” Andrew says slowly, “Neil negotiated a deal on your behalf. I need you to return the favour.”
      • i actually cried hello can i get 911 to heal my broken heart
  • Like A River, T
    • Andrew was a statistical anomaly. He was both a Seer and a Squib, an unfortunate combination of genetic traits that still somehow got him into Hogwarts. He had both hands full babysitting Kevin Day, resident Quidditch prodigy, after the drama with Riko Moriyama in fifth year, and making sure his brother finished his last year of education after the death of their mother. What he did not need was another stray to take in – Neil Hatford, formerly Nathaniel Wesninski, prominent guest in Andrew's prophetic dreams with his blue, blue eyes and death omens flocking to him wherever he went. What he needed even less was to start pretending they were in a relationship, but then, Andrew never had been very interested in doing what was good for him.
        • i love love this
  • something like home, T
    • Andrew keeps showing up at Neil's apartment. But that's what he gave him the key for, isn't it?
      • domestic andreil is what i live for
  • Bad Dream
    • Andrew has a nightmare about losing Neil, so Neil spends the rest of the night in Andrew's bed. The next morning, no one can find Neil and Andrew is no help.
      • tag yourself im nicky being a dumbass
  • your hand fits in mine like it's made just for me, T
    • Neil and Andrew and holding hands: A Study
      • i love !!! them !!
  • the bittersweet between my teeth, T
    • In which Neil Josten is a Time Jumper, and everywhere he goes he keeps seeing one man.
        • this was sosososo good i cried for a lil bit but its just so good oof
  • just a slow body, T
    • Neil time travels by accident. For reasons unknown, he keeps ending up in Andrew Minyard's timeline.
      • aaahh can u tell ive been really loving time-travel stuff lately and this ones so good
  • Delayed Reaction, T
    • In which the events of Neil's first visit to Eden's Twilight are finally addressed a year later.
  • men, abort mission, T
    • The recorded number of times someone hit on Neil Josten and got nowhere, and the one time Andrew didn't even have to try.
  • Knives And Spoons, T
    • Aaron isn't pleased that his study buddy is starting to fall for his twin brother, but it's happening despite his best efforts.
  • it suits you,M
    • Andrew Minyard is killing time working at his cousin's central London suit shop as a personal stylist. One day, Neil Hatford, an Olympic athlete in desperate need of a new wardrobe, walks through the door. That's when everything changes.
      • i loved this S O much
  • Pie Another Day, T
    • Andrew Minyard is content with his life baking pies in his pie shop and occasionally helping private investigator Kevin Day solve murders. You see, Andrew has a special ability: he can bring dead people back to life. As with any unexplained magic power, there are conditions: 1) if the person he brings back to life remains alive for more than one minute then somebody nearby dies in their place, and 2) if he touches the person he brought to life a second time, they will die forever. Andrew’s never had trouble following either of these rules (barring a few incidents in his youth) until Kevin decides to solve the murder of Nathaniel Wesninski.
        • oof love this
  • A Thief and a Liar, T
    • After two years in prison for a crime he absolutely did commit, Andrew has his next heist all planned out. All he needs is a team of thieves as talented as he is.
      • never watched oceans eleven but im a whole slut for heist aus
  • here and where you are
    • "I exist in two places, -- here and where you are." On March 10th, Neil Josten died.
  • Got My Eyes On You, T
    • In which Neil is hot and distracting, Andrew is frustrated, and everyone needs a cold shower.
  • finger on the trigger/pedal to the floor, E
    • Neil and Kevin, operatives for the highly secretive US body known only as ‘the Agency’, are very good at their jobs. Maybe Neil isn’t the patriot that Kevin is, but he can recognise the need for people like him, and, if nothing else, he is loyal. However, in the wake of an assassination attempt on the president foiled with the help of talented-but-civilian sniper Andrew Minyard, of the chipped shoulder and the uncanny knack for seeing right through people, Neil begins to question who it is giving him orders. However, asking questions is a dangerous game. If Neil isn’t careful, he’ll end up dead - or worse than.
      • absolutely adore spy aus
  • the harder you fall, G
    • “The chances of dying on a plane are slim to none,” Neil says casually. “But if it were to crash, you’d be unconscious in a second, and probably dead before we hit the ground.” Andrew stares at him, mildly baffled. “Is that supposed to make me feel better?”
      • this was so cute i love it so much
  • spring bloom, T
    • Matt thinks he might be starting to understand.
  • who we are and what we do, M
    • In which they get drunk and Neil is jealous of Roland.
  • white wolf, T
    • Andrew changes, and Dan watches.
  • Impulse, M
    • In which Andrew is Palmetto's sports massage therapist and Neil is his unfairly hot client. Feelings are involved.
      • this is so good and the way canon and au are mixed together are just yesss
  • Andrew Minyard: Tiny Gay Disaster, T
    • Andrew is fed up with Nicky continually setting him up with guys, so he devises a plan to get him to stop: he claims he's dating Kevin. Of course, with his luck, as soon as he declares himself off the market he meets Neil. Cue the useless gay pining.
  • they used to shout my name (now they whisper it}, M
    • Neil is a bound witch on the run, making a choice between fleeing, slavery, and death. To Andrew, he looks like a useful weapon - at first. It turns out that ‘useful’ isn’t all he is.
      • amazing amazing amazing omg andriel and the foxes as witches is something you didnt know you wanted but definitely needed

----- [Dip's To Read] - I havent read these yet but if u do and they're good pls do tell!

  • Black As Is The Raven, He’ll Get A Partner, M, WIP
    • When Wymack, Kevin and Andrew came to recruit Neil Josten in Millport, Neil decided to say 'no' instead of 'yes' to joining the Foxes and does what he does best, which is runs. Unfortunately, that brings him to the attention of the Moriyamas, who return him to to his 'rightful' place. Now Neil has to learn how to survive at the Nest with his only ally another 'asset' long kept under Riko's heel.
  • wildfire, T
    • Magic is the only truth the universe knows. The world is rewritten by words spoken in the right way; the strings of fate twisted by words said with the right brand of intention. Andrew becomes undone at the age of seven.(Where Andrew is cursed, but in no universe does Neil care that he shouldn't want this.)
  • Noah Minyard-Josten, T, WIP
    • In which Andrew and Neil frequently go to the library, adopt a kid, and eat Dairy Queen. But not necessarily in that order.
  • On the impossibility of reality, E
    • An Inception AU. Kevin is the best extractor in the game, Neil spends too much time pretending to be other people, and Andrew? Well, Andrew knows all about inception.
  • tumbling ain't the same as falling, M, WIP
    • Neil is a Vixen, not a Fox. He and Andrew still find each other.
  • call me in the afternoon, T
    • Neil had literally been tortured on several occasions, and that was still better than this.
  • Signing on the Line, E
    • When Neil Josten is offered a position as a starting striker for a professional Exy team, he feels like all of his dreams are coming true. He signs the contract, not caring about the strict morality clause that controls who he can and can't date in the public eye. Then he meets Andrew Minyard, the top-ranked goalie of a rival team, and then Neil thinks he might just have to care after all.
  • What Once Was Mine, E, WIP
    • Neil's life has been anything but normal. His birth was unnatural, his childhood a mixture of blood and darkness. His youth was spent on the run, with no place safe for him to stay too long. It was only recently that he had been able to live in quiet solitude, hidden from the world in his lonely tower. It all basically goes back to shit when a short, dangerous man breaks his window and offers him a deal. With his tower no longer safe, Neil finds himself once again having to run in order to survive.
  • Flatline, M, WIP
    • Neil is missing, Andrew is frantic, and Riko is a scheming son of a bitch.The Foxes have no idea what they're in for.
  • staff recommendation, T
    • Andrew works at a bookstore. Neil stumbles in during a bad storm.
  • i'm known as a right hand slugger, T
    • Andrew is on a completely different wavelength.
  • inhale, T
    • Scenes from different POVs, short snippets, etc. Marked as complete but I'll add to it whenever I write something new.
  • we're just strangers, T
    • AU where Neil is in witness protection but still ends up an Exy junkie, Andrew doesn’t play Exy and needs a fake date to Allison and Renee’s wedding, the Moriyama’s aren’t criminals but Riko is still a dick, and Kevin has been living with his father since age 17 and just wants his friends to stop being dramatic so he can play Exy in PEACE
  • of cabbages and kings, T
    • Andrew is a bored lighthouse keeper on the Forgotten Coast. He tends to his garden, feeds the gang of stray cats that prowls his lawn, and occasionally parents the scrappy town orphan. He doesn’t need anyone else. Or: Neil Josten moves to town.
  • When I Look At You, When I Look At Us
    • 5 Times someone was jealous of Andrew & Neil's relationship + one time Neil was jealous of others. A short look at how people perceive Andrew and how Neil upset their dynamics with him
  • Andreil: Into The Future
    • “Ah, those two. In a fight, they’re lethal. Around each other, they melt.” – Richelle Mead, the Golden Lily
  • never half-hearted, ever hesitant, T
    • In which Neil strikes a deal with a witch: complete obscurity in his past, present and future, for the small price of his soulmate. Now if only he could find his soulmate.
  • Stay Golden, Pony Boy, M
    • in which the foxes' bus breaks down in the middle of nowhere, and the help they find would rather they not leave
  • i'd die for you, M
    • Mary leaves Neil to Witness Protection at age eleven, and the world isn't the same.
  • ignominy, M
    • That sentinels - marvels of science, human beings enhanced to the edge of human perfection - fell apart without someone to focus on was, by every scientist's account, complete bollocks. That all his running went down the drain because Neil happened to match with one was, in his personal opinion, even more absurd. Meanwhile, Evermore Laboratories continued to care not one bit about what was or wasn't possible, and weren't about to let a little matter like basic human rights stop them.
  • Now I'm Covered in the Colors, T
    • Nathaniel Wesninski is six years old when his first soulmate mark comes in.
  • stay as long as you need, T
    • The soulmate timer counts down to your soulmate's death. Apparently, Andrew's soulmate doesn't have long to live.
  • when the lights go out, T
    • Neil wakes up gasping in a bed next to Andrew, unsure if in this lifetime they love or hate each other, are meant to murder or save, and Andrew rolls over and presses closer to Neil in his sleep. His armbands, some form of them omnipresent in every lifetime, are poking out from beneath a pillow.
  • The Wonders I've Seen, M, WIP
    • During a routine experiment, astronaut Kevin Day gets mistakenly shot through a wormhole to the far side of the universe. There he meets up with a living ship full of escaped prisoners and gets knocked out, beat up, locked up, handcuffed, and threatened. And that's just day one
  • The Heart of a Star, T
    • After an encounter with a witch, Andrew's cursed to be empty: he's incapable of emotions or ambitions. No one knows how to cure him until Kevin mentions that the heart of a star can break any curse. The star just wants to be left alone.
  • as though nothing could fall, E
    • Nathaniel gasps out his breaths as he runs. There’s a stitch in his side that’s so painful he feels nauseous. He’s been running for so long. He has no clue where he is, just that he must keep running. It was the last thing his mom screamed at him before she… No. He can’t think about that. He can’t remember the sight of a clawed hand puncturing her chest. Can’t let himself smell the hot metallic blood that splashed over his face. All he can focus on is the last choked scream of his mom telling him to run.
  • To live will be an awfully big adventure
    • Canon-verse oneshots in a roughly chronological order
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