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Stories featuring Dorian's family
Stories featuring an angry Dorian
Stories you wish you'd written yourselves (and/or want to remix)
The Curse of the Eberbachs by Anne Li – https://archiveofourown.org/works/136493/chapters/195581 - This is the story that got me into Eroica fandom, as I was in Harry Potter fandom at the time. After reading this, I decided to find the translations and never looked back.
Not So Horrible by Anne Li - https://archiveofourown.org/works/135729/chapters/194405 - I just love the way Dorian reacts and the things he does to the Chief make me laugh
Courting Dorian by Anne Li - https://archiveofourown.org/works/125901 (are you sensing a trend?) – very funny and always makes me feel happy after reading
You Light My Fire by Serenade - https://archiveofourown.org/works/1083874 - I just love amnesia fics and this is a favorite
Brother of the Sun, Brother of the Moon by K.L. Fidelius and Countess Grey
In the Andes mountains of Peru, a mosaic portraying the Sun God, the Brother of the Sun, is found. A mosaic of sapphire, rubies and gold of a blond, handsome man. Who happens to look much like Dorian. Klaus assumes that Dorian will steal it. He couldn't care less, except that Neo-Nazis might use this as an opportunity to kill Dorian. So Klaus goes after him. And in Peru something else of interest is found - the Brother of the Sun isn't alone. And Klaus gets amnesia. Alas, I only have it on the wayback machine, so if anyone knows a better URL for it ...:
Curly Tails and Tusks by Heather Sparrows
AU in which Klaus and Dorian are ... pigs! The brave boar Klaus protects his horde and his forest, until one day he has the misfortune of running into a crazy pink pig ...
Silent Night by Kat and Whizzy
Christmas at Schloss Eberbach. Klaus is working on a piano piece he's composing when Eroica shows up. Which could have led to blood shed, but Dorian is behaving and it turns into a fairly nice evening for both involved. A few Christmas later, Dorian returns - and this time Klaus is prepared for him.
The Iron Mask by Kadorienne: https://archiveofourown.org/works/99234 Someone already recced it recently, but it's such a classic -- it gives me that feeling of "my heart is breaking, oh no wait, it's only melting and ooooohhhh". An amnesia story, always a favourite of mine.
Cakes and Ale, by Torch. https://archiveofourown.org/works/190516
The morning after attending Agent Z's wedding, Klaus and Dorian wake up in the same room, not sure what happened the night before - and not sure what they ought to do next. They end up satisfied with the answers, though. :)
An olive grove facing the sea by Teri Botta https://archiveofourown.org/works/726010
The fashion consultant by Anne-Li https://archiveofourown.org/works/12400092
Warning: Peacock in flight by Anne-Li https://archiveofourown.org/works/10210601
The Alphabet by Anne-Li https://archiveofourown.org/works/801832/chapters/1511189
To hell and back again by Anne-Li https://archiveofourown.org/works/23939
The twelve days of Christmas by Telwoman https://archiveofourown.org/works/5490197/chapters/12684494
Comfort and Joy by Telwoman https://archiveofourown.org/works/1086228/chapters/2185106
So how was your weekend? by Heathersparrows https://archiveofourown.org/works/132596
Caveat Emptor by Telwoman https://archiveofourown.org/works/523157
The Secret Diaries by Kadorienne http://belladonna.org/secretdiaries.html
Confidential by Kadorienne http://belladonna.org/confidential.html
The Chase to follow by Kadorienne http://belladonna.org/thechasetofollow.htm
Iron Pokers into True Love Knots by Kadorienne http://belladonna.org/ironpokers.html
A thousand break-ups by Margaret Price http://www.fried-potatoes.com/fanfiction/viewstory.php?sid=182
Advent calendar by Margaret Price http://www.fried-potatoes.com/fanfiction/viewstory.php?sid=167
Birthday Present by Amity33 https://archiveofourown.org/works/405609
This is the second Eroica story I wrote, and I'm sure my writing had a lot more flaws way back then, but it's still one of my favorites!
Mission Impossible by Amity33 https://archiveofourown.org/works/10895238
This was a response to an Imzy challenge.
Le Bel Homme Sans Merci, or, The Unicorn Tamer by Kadorienne https://archiveofourown.org/works/292081
In this story, Klaus isn’t entirely human … and fairies are real … and Dorian’s curiosity gets him into trouble that only Klaus can get him out of.
Smoke by Filigree https://archiveofourown.org/works/132375
Klaus at the end of his final mission.
Cherry Lips by Hunter https://archiveofourown.org/works/581029
What if Dorian and Klaus had met, in passing, when they were teenagers?
Extreme Solution by TelWoman https://archiveofourown.org/works/15935756
Mission fic - Klaus goes on a mission, undercover at a mining and exploration company in Husuni, Africa. He might very well never come back.
And How Was Your Weekend by Heather Sparrows http://archiveofourown.org/works/132596
Mission fic - Klaus's new mission is to provide security to the Christopher Street Day festivities. Instead of one gay, he gets thousands of them.
From Tomorrow with Love by Serenade https://archiveofourown.org/works/17037041
Older/retired Klaus - It's the 21st century. Things have changed. Klaus still works with NATO, but it's not the same any longer.
When Did We Get Old by Ruth Sadelle Alderson http://archiveofourown.org/works/309156
Older/retired Klaus - Many years from now, Klaus and Dorian are still not together. Z is the last of the original Alphabets still with Klaus. Klaus finally signs Z's promotion papers. The same night Klaus comes home to find a subdued Dorian waiting for him. Has anything changed?
In Focus by chemcat http://archiveofourown.org/works/989111
Character study/musings on sexuality - Klaus is not easily distracted. He has full focus on what he wants and what interests him. A single person was never able to hold his interest for long.
The Beat That My Heart Skipped (Sounded Like This) by Liviapenn http://archiveofourown.org/works/148137
Character study/musings on sexuality - Even if Klaus loved Dorian, he couldn't trust someone who has tried to blackmail him. Can he trust Dorian? And even if he could, will he?
The Origami Unicorn, by CassieIngaben https://archiveofourown.org/works/99540
The story imagines a world in which people can buy a robot designed to provide companionship and sex, matched to the purchaser’s requirements. It’s a similar idea to Tanith Lee’s Silver Metal Lover – but it’s not a crossover. Klaus orders a robot … and gets one that’s far less compliant than he’d expected.
The Iron Metal Lover, by Kadorienne https://archiveofourown.org/works/101435
In a very similar universe, Dorian buys a robot. It’s as beautiful as he’d specified in his order – but it has a mind of its own.
No Moral Consequences by TelWoman. https://archiveofourown.org/works/23224024/chapters/55602322
In a different but not so dissimilar universe, Dorian is a robot.
Mirror, Mirror, by Whizzy and Zaganthi https://archiveofourown.org/works/19890817/chapters/47112121
What if Klaus was the art thief … and Dorian was the NATO major? A good action story involving theft and espionage.
Cold Iron, by Filigree https://archiveofourown.org/works/135427
A long story, with some difficult themes in it – not for the faint-hearted. Klaus has been seriously damaged on a mission; he still looks the same, but his mind is gone. And Dorian is descended from a Faery ancestor. The story has two alternative endings.
Le Bel Homme sans Merci, or, The Unicorn Tamer, by Kadorienne https://archiveofourown.org/works/292081
Faeries exist, and Klaus has Fae blood. He has to rescue Dorian from the clutches of the Fae.
Kiss of Arachne by Kadorienne https://archiveofourown.org/works/99233
Set in the universe of The Kiss of the Spider Woman.
The Fabulousman series by Kadorienne https://archiveofourown.org/series/2103
Dorian gets hit by a meteorite and acquires superpowers. And a cape. Hilarious shenanigans ensue.
Hamburg Man by Kadorienne https://archiveofourown.org/works/99217
Film noir AU. The language is amazing.
Snippet # 27 by Kadorienne in which Z stumbles over the unexpected secret of Klaus’s long hair ...
Complete crack, with Klaus as a football player and Dorian as is a fashion reporter sent by his employer (Mr. James, Esq., of the Tattler) to interview him for the World Cup. Due to circumstances Dorian instead ends up being hired as Klaus's personal massouse. WIP IIRC, but still fun!
not available online, but included in the collection compiled by Margaret Price:
His Majesty's Musketeer and the German
Herr Officer Klaus von dem Eberbach is sent to France to recover stolen jewels. The French sets him up with one of their musketeers to help him. The foppiest popinjay dandy of them all. Not even a Frenchie - but a brit! Lieutenant Sir Dorian Redd. Aka the Golden Blade
Curly Tails and Tusks by Heather Sparrows https://archiveofourown.org/works/667016
Where Klaus and Dorian are pigs!
The Scarlet Eroica by Diana Williams Scarlet Pimpernel AU. Dorian is the Scarlet Eroica and Klaus takes on the Margarette role in the story, with Franco Juliani playing the Chauvelin part. https://archiveofourown.org/works/22148959/chapters/52870573
Bishop by TelWoman https://archiveofourown.org/works/841198
Stories set before Dorian meets Klaus, or where Klaus doesn't appear
Rich Man, Poor Man, Butler, Thief by TelWoman. When the Lord and Lady Gloria's butler quits, Lord Gloria finds a new one, with somewhat questionable references. The butler befriends the young Dorian - especially when he sees how talented the young boy seems to be at stealing things ...
TelWoman - As The Twig is Bent
TelWoman - Scrapbook - with some absolutely lovey description
Cassie Ingabens Postcards from Paris, Vignettes from different times in Dorian's life when he visits Paris. Starts with his early youth and moves forward: different ages, different company, different circumstances, some light and some dark.
Primavera, by MJJ. http://belladonna.org/primavera.html
Dorian, age seventeen, meets one of the great loves of his life— Art, personified— in a dream.
Children, by Musamihi. https://musamihi.livejournal.com/10617.html
A retelling of the episode in Insha’allah where Dorian visits a man who is said to know the whereabouts of a treasure he wants to steal, a man who runs what appears to be a brothel offering under-age boys. Musamihi’s interpretation underlines Dorian’s distaste for what he sees.
The Patchwork Arc, five stories by Kumiko and Tzigane. All NC-17. http://www.fried-potatoes.com/fanfiction/viewseries.php?seriesid=4
Begins with Dorian and James meeting at school, and follows them through different stages until the Eroica gang is formed.
Stories featuring minor characters
Of friends by genki-blonde
A's wife, Gladys, have a friend. Who she meets with almost daily. A knowns nothing about this friend and finds this very suspicious ...
Scrapbook by TelWoman - lovely details, great descriptions, good voice of the Dowager Countess of Gloria.
And Some things never Change by Amity33 with Polar Bear. Interesting and well written, good details.
Comic, funny, humorous stories
Better Left Unsaid by Amity33 https://archiveofourown.org/works/10079192
Klaus discovers that Dorian has been stealing things from him and adding them to a growing cache of mementoes. Some are not physical objects, either – and that is the most disturbing of all! Amity33 has a gift for writing funny stories. I had to make myself choose just one.
I Dream of Eroica by Kadorienne https://archiveofourown.org/works/99249
Crossover with I Dream of Jeannie. Dorian is a genie in a bottle and Klaus is his mostly unwilling ‘Master’.
Kadorienne has been one of the most prolific writers in the fandom and she has a very broad range, from dark to light, from thrillers to fluff to comedy.
On Tanks and War by Anne-Li https://archiveofourown.org/works/126424
How to get your lover’s attention in the age of internet chat-rooms.
I enjoy this one from Anne-Li because it paints a nice domestic picture of how things might go if Dorian and Klaus were to settle down together.
A Snake’s Tale by General Zargon https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10655862/1/A-Snake-s-Tale
This story saves the very best part of the joke for right at the end.
Klaus isn’t fully human in this story – he’s a Naga. His true form is a giant snake. The story ends with a cheeky line about letting Dorian find out for himself what other physical characteristics Nagas have. Well, I didn’t know what they were when I first read the story – so I looked it up. You should, too. It made me laugh out loud to think what Dorian’s reaction might be.
What Do You Do Next, Dorian Red? by Anne-Li. https://archiveofourown.org/works/25203931?show_comments=true#main
It's really funny (with a slight undercurrent of seriousness) and it's also in the very unusual form of a Choose Your Own Adventure game.
For the crack kind of fun I enjoy Engiel’s Klaus and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Dorian comes to Bonn and discovers that Klaus is having a very bad day - or rather the Alphabet has, as they all fail at their mission, every single one of them.
and Whizbang and Yoikos The Interview
Crack AU in which Klaus is a football player and Dorian is a fashion reporter sent by his employer (Mr. James, Esq., of the Tattler) to interview him for the World Cup.
Also Margaret Price’s Klausian Pillow Talk
Excempts from the runaway best seller Eberbach's Dos & Don'ts of Sexual Intimacy or Foppish Bullshit to Help You Get Laid, by Klaus von dem Eberbach, formerly of NATO.
And, because they made me smile, Grey Bard’s Diminished Capacity
Klaus is thoroughly exhausted after a mission, not exactly on top of his game. When Dorian arrives the good major is too tired to mount a proper defence. How will Dorian react?
and Amity33’s Germany's Secret Weapon
Late at night the coach of the German National Football Team gets a call and a very inspiring reason for the team to win against Brazil ...
- Lay your sleeping head https://archiveofourown.org/works/726007
Scary, ghostly, supernatural stories
Blood and Secrets by Filigree https://archiveofourown.org/works/132344
Dorian and Klaus don’t survive a mission. Years later, Agent Z helps Klaus’s unhappy ghost to find rest.
A Kiss from a Rose by Karen Colohan http://yavanna.slashcity.net/eroica.htm
Klaus is visited by Dorian’s ghost once a year, at Halloween. Eventually, he understands that it’s time to let go. A sad ghost story, rather than a scary one. It makes me cry every time I read it but I’m a softie 😉 (Warning: NC17)
Ever After by BT and CTB
This one doesn’t seem to be online anymore, which is a pity. (If anyone knows of an online source for it, please post!)
Not quite a ghost story, but it has a spooky atmosphere. Dorian isn’t human, and he might be immortal – but even he isn’t quite sure what he is. Maybe Klaus isn’t quite human anymore, either. (Warning: Explicit.)
Vampires – Blood and Iron by Kadorienne. On a solo mission in Rumania, Klaus is forced to visit an old abandoned castle. Only when he enters the lower levels, the castle isn't quite as abandoned as it seems. He's attacked by a vampire, only the vampire makes the fatal mistake of underestimating Klaus and Klaus emerges victorious - and a vampire.
Zombies – Like It's The End Of The World by Kadorienne. There's a zombie upraising. The death toll has reached a billion, still rising - in the last months a sixth of the human race has been killed. Klaus and his men have found the source and go to London to eradicate it. The night before, though, they seek shelter in Dorian's castle in North Downs.
Plain scary - Oh, the dreadful wind and rain by TelWoman. When Klaus is killed in his sleep, no-one suspects the real killer ...
Night of the Emerald-gazed Monster by Aireira aka AnonymousFemme - in which Klaus is a were-wolf. https://archiveofourown.org/works/12577908 Explicit - werewolves have uncontrollable appetites.
Festivals, holidays and celebrations!
Green Grows the Holly, by BT aka Stranger https://archiveofourown.org/works/88984
Klaus goes to Castle Gloria as part of an investigation— an ancient British artefact has disappeared from a museum and Klaus suspects Dorian has stolen it. He finds the Castle’s inhabitants in preparation for a celebration: not of Christmas, but something more ancient.
Cantiques de Noël, by BT aka Stranger http://strangeplaces.net/sylvia/BT/Cantique.htm
The Major, mentally exhausted at the end of a mission, is delayed in the UK. He stumbles across a Christmas house-party hosted by Dorian.
Goodwill to All Men, by Karen Colohan aka yavannauk https://archiveofourown.org/works/630485
Dorian gatecrashes a Christmas party that Klaus is holding at the Schloss for his Alphabets. It’s a costume party— and Dorian’s costume is sensational. (Naturally.) Explicit – and hot.
Klaus’s Christmas Carol, by dkwilliams https://archiveofourown.org/works/2805275/chapters/6301649#workskin
Based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Canon characters take the roles of Ghosts from Dickens’ story. The “Ghost of Christmas Past” section about Klaus’s unhappy childhood experiences made me cry the first time I read it. The ending, like the ending of Dickens' story, is nice.
Alphabet Soup for Christmas by Cassie Ingaben https://archiveofourown.org/works/27826285
The Eroica team and the Alphabets stage A Christmas carol. The Muppet version.
Silent Night by Kat and Whizzy https://archiveofourown.org/series/1428655
It's just beautiful, highly inspiring, lovely emotion, great details, good angst, nice structure, things like that. My favorite Christmas story is one I've recced several times before, but I'll try to fit it in whenever I can.
Amity33's A Christmas Mess, in which Klaus is forced to spend Christmas at Dorian's castle ... Cute story with everyone well in character and good humor, some good lines and nice descriptions. http://archiveofourown.org/works/1083894
Heather Sparrow's The Fifth Season - Karnival - in the Rhineland area, on Weiberfastnacht, the women rule. Custom have it that women chase a man, cut off his tie and kiss him. G is aiming very high and waits in the office with a scissor. However, Dorian is also in town ... Warm, friendly tone, genuine feeling.
Heather Sparrow's "So how was your weekend". Christopher Street Day parade and Klaus is to provide security. Poor Klaus, what a mission ...
One of my favorite series is Heather Sparrows Ichabod and the Hessian - which is primarily Sleepy Hollows, but which also features Klaus and Dorian when one of Klaus's missions takes him to America. James in good shape.
I also love The Snitch and the Bludger by Laura Kaye, with 11 year old Klaus taking the Hogwarts express and on the train he meets a British boy, Dorian. It's just so sweet and I would love to read more in this universe.
TelWomans The Colour of Polished - crossover with Back To The Future - just a lovely idea for a crossover and several neat details.
Lately also The Hatchling Job, by Sholio, a crossover with Pern where K'laus is a bronze rider and Dorian really want to impress a golden dragon ... Sweet story that made me smile.
Fluffy, sweet stories
Coast by TPod http://www.fried-potatoes.com/fanfiction/viewstory.php?sid=20
Story Summary: A yearning for sourdough and San Francisco...
While not a Valentines fic, this is pretty fluffy if you ask me. Alas, it is short! But, a lot is said in less than 2,000 words, here. All I can say is, Klaus is precious in this, with his vulnerable internal monologue and all, and the way Dorian nearly shuts down is hilarious.
Not Always A Crowd by Ara http://www.fried-potatoes.com/fanfiction/viewstory.php?sid=12
Summary: James feels unloved when Lord Gloria’s attentions turn to others.
Snowbound by Cassie Ingaben https://archiveofourown.org/works/42742
Summary: Dorian quotes the Grimm’s version of Snow White.
I know it’s not exactly fluff, but it’s close enough to qualify because of Klaus’ unyielding tentativeness to Dorian. I just... eee.
Major Butterfly by Anne-li http://anne-li.slashcity.net/majorbutterfly.html
I just... They are destined for each other. The sweet little touches and storytelling within the story... Gah! It’s so sweet!
Courting Dorian http://belladonna.org/Fanzine2/courtingdorian.html
Klaus goes a-courtin’. In a very Klausian way, of course. Heh.
Mirror Universe (more or less)
Telwoman's If I were you https://archiveofourown.org/works/22705594
where Klaus believes himself to be Eroica, the master thief
Tangerines A Different Sort Of Day (https://archiveofourown.org/works/21796252)
which is body swap.
Jokes and pranks
The Next Time They Met by Anne Higgins https://archiveofourown.org/works/855103
the thieves and the alphabets get together to send gifts to Klaus (pretending they're from Dorian) and to Dorian (pretending they're from Klaus).
Appetite Suppressant, by Margaret Price. http://www.fried-potatoes.com/fanfiction/viewstory.php?sid=137
A mean trick on Klaus's part fools Dorian into taking some pills that he thinks are to suppress the appetite so he won't gain weight. However, the drug suppresses a different appetite entirely. When Dorian finds out, he's livid - and he plans revenge.
The Best Laid Plans, by shiplizard. https://archiveofourown.org/works/972380
Klaus sends some cryptic directions to Dorian, and his plan almost fails to work. Not really a prank but using codes and challenges.
Do Your Worst by Amity33 http://archiveofourown.org/works/10469454
The animosity between Klaus and Dorian escalates as each gets revenge on the other, worse and worse. A pink Benz, need we say anything more than that?
Getting Married Is A Hell In Making by Chemcat http://archiveofourown.org/series/58758
especially the first part, where Dorian gets invited to Klaus's wedding. Why does Klaus want him there so badly?
What happened in Montmartre by TelWoman http://archiveofourown.org/works/8416933
Those poor underlings ...
On Tanks And War by Anne-Li https://archiveofourown.org/works/126424
99 by Karen Colohan aka yavannauk - http://www.fried-potatoes.com/fanfiction/viewstory.php?sid=44
Klaus watches Eroica eating an ice-cream, and finds himself getting hot under the collar. In more ways than one.
The Food Fantasies series by Filigree - https://archiveofourown.org/series/4819
A story arc of six short stories in which Dorian and Klaus tentatively establish an affair, and get to know each other much better.
Der Schnee, where Klaus and James share rations (MRE, cookies, candy) while they're in the cabin together.
Protecting Secrets by Anne-Li. Dorian is semi-stalking Klaus, to find out more about him - and he does find out that Klaus has a weakness. It's coffee, but not necessarily Nescafe ...