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Rachel Berry/Noah Puckerman

Welcome to the absolutely ridiculous list of Puck/Rachel recs. I've been meaning to write one of these up for ages, and just got too intimidated by the sheer amount of AWESOME that is available. Seriously, this is one of the most vibrant pairings with some of the best writers that I've ever encountered.

NOTE: I have also included author links. I'm only trying to rec one or two stories per author, but know that the ones recced are the best or best intro'd to the author's work. Every single author linked has more than one Puck/Rachel story, so please, please, please click the author link and read the rest of their stuff. My favorites I've marked with a *.

Prior Puck/Rachel recs here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

These will remain the same. I'll note if there's another pairing that's heavily featured. Also, the recs are in no particular order, and all of them MADE OF AMAZING, and assume spoilers through the end of season 2, unless otherwise noted.

Fandom Category: Glee
Pairing: Rachel Berry/Noah Puckerman

Oh, and guaranteed, these stories are pretty much all PG-13 and up, if just because Noah Puckerman has a dirty, dirty mouth. In more ways than one. ;)


Fic Title: Two Lost Souls Swimming in a Fish Bowl
Author: of_hearts/heymamawolf
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5476069/1/Two_Lost_Souls_Swimming_in_a_Fish_Bowl
Rating/Warning(s): R. Language, sexual themes.
Genre: Friendship, angst, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: An early story that shows Rachel and Puck's journey towards friendship and maybe more.


Fic Title: Just Like Last Tuesday, Except With Zombies
Author: angel-dawes
Pairings: Santana Lopez/Brittany Pierce
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5560041/1/Just_Like_Last_Tuesday_Except_With_Zombies
Rating/Warning(s): R. Character deaths. Violence. Sexual situations.
Genre: Apocafic, angst, AU, friendship, romance, horror.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: I read this as a kind of Glee/Dawn of the Dead fusion and, prose-wise, this is one of the stand-outs on this list. Basically, the writing is tight, the characterization is on-target, the plot races, and it's brutal in every sense of the word. That said, romance is only a small element of this overall story, but it WORKS.


Fic Title: A Tale of Two Bros
Author: Ms. Perception*
Pairings: Santana Lopez/Sam Evans, Tina Cohen-Chang/Mike Chang, Rachel Berry/Finn Hudson, Brittany Pierce/Artie Abrams, OC/OC,
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6992149/1/A_Tale_Of_Two_Bros
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13. Themes of child abuse.
Genre: Friendship, humor, angst, au, romance.
WIP?: Yes, but each chapter is fairly contained, and the over-arching story is finished.

Why This Must Be Read: This is predominately a bromance (in the most literal definition of the word) between Sam Evans and Puck, and within that focuses pretty heavily on Puck's background. And while it's incredibly funny at points, it's also pretty poignant. I also very much love the friendship that exists between Puck and Rachel, and while the romance is a slow burn, it pays of well.


Fic Title: Not With the Eyes But With The Mind*
Author: boldlikeblack
Pairings: Quinn Fabray/Noah Puckerman, Rachel Berry/Finn Hudson, various.
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5649711/1/Not_With_the_Eyes_But_With_the_Mind
Rating/Warning(s): R. Character deaths (kind of), violence, sexual themes, fetal death, seizures.
Genre: AU, backstory, romance, angst.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: An incredibly innovative story, this explores the idea that maybe Rachel wasn't kidding. Maybe she IS psychic, and has more than a few past lives; all of which involve Noah. This is an absolutely beautiful story, one that spans several different eras and ties them all together through loss and love and blood. It's the story that sold me hardest on the whole pairing, and one of my favorite written in this fandom.


Fic Title: Jigsaw Pieces
Author: fadedmystery (http://www.fanfiction.net/~fadedmystery)
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5575222/1/Jigsaw_Pieces
Rating/Warning(s): PG.
Genre: AU, retelling, romance, friendship.
WIP?: Yes, and seemingly abandoned, but the last chapter ends at a good place.

Why This Must Be Read: A retelling of season one with a lot more sympathy, gravity, and reality on its side. The characters in this feel like people, and more than that, REACT like people. It's unfinished, but definitely worth the read.


Fic Title: Dance Me To The End of Love, Still In The Dark Lighting Candles, and Baby, I'm Yours 'Till The Stars Fall From The Sky
Author: starfish.dancer
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7663784/1/Dance_Me_To_the_End_of_Love
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17. Sexual situations, mentions of past bullying, minor character death.
Genre: AU, romance, friendship, kidfic, futurefic.
WIP?: Each part is complete, but the author may write more in the series.

Why This Must Be Read: There's a quietness to this trilogy (possible series?) of stories that's really hard to describe. This series feels really comfortable and right, but there's also a stillness and serenity to it that might seem out of place for the pairing, but very, very much isn't.


Fic Title: Lullabies for Rachel Barbara Berry
Author: smartalli/The Mastress*
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7537519/1/Lullabies_for_Rachel_Barbra_Berry
Rating/Warning(s): PG.
Genre: Friendship, AU.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Something that I really, really love about Puck and Rachel as a pairing, is that majority of the fic written about them pushes the friendship aspect above all. These are two kids with a lot in common, who are actually pretty decent to each other. This is a really good example of that. It's not a romance, but it's a great example of their friendship with hints at a lot more.


Fic Title: Girls Can Play Football Too
Author: snuffybaby*
Pairings: Rachel Berry/Finn Hudson (past), Quinn Fabray/Finn Hudson
Link: http://snuffybaby.livejournal.com/22459.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13. Puck's mouth.
Genre: Friendship, AU, retelling, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: This is an AU based around season 2's Super Bowl episode. The author actually wrote two (definitely click the author link and read all her work!), and this one edges out the second only because of how much I love the author's back story on Rachel's two dads. I love Au's where Rachel stands up for her friends (and herself), and this is definitely fun, funny, and sweet.


Fic Title: Almost Like Loving
Author: nicalyse/nicalyse*
Link: http://nicalyse.livejournal.com/4291.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17.
Genre: Romance, friendship, AU, futurefic.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Right, so, nicalyse is one of those ridiculously productive authors who's stuff just kicks general ass. She's written a lot of Puck/Rachel (and other lovely het and slash ships!) but this is the story that I keep going back to. There's something about it that just hits me in exactly the right place. It's a futurefic, wherein Puck and Rachel are in college, but the characterization and the growth shown by the characters is reasonable and still within the realm of possibility. Lovely, lovely story, and READ EVERYTHING ELSE BY THIS AUTHOR.


Fic Title: It All Started With Glee Club
Author: Maipigen
Pairings: All canon het ships plus Kurt/Dave, and Sunshine/Azimo.
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6410764/1/It_All_Started_With_Glee_Club
Rating/Warning(s): Hard R. Teen pregnancy, underage everything, bullying, Puck's mouth.
Genre: Retelling, AU, romance, friendship, angst, humor.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: This is started out incredibly cracky (and kind of stays that way) but slowly transformed into a story that pushed beyond its initial premise and turned into an incredible Puck-voice. An AU from "Mash-Up", this follows Puck and the rest of the gang through the end of season two. Like other Au's written in the fandom, across all shipping lines, it does a much better job of having its characters react like people, and grow within the established structure. That said, it keeps the soapy, cracky, delightfulness that we got glimpses of in the show, and carries them into sheer entertainment. Which, unlike the show, doesn't make you want to strangle things due to inconsistency.


Fic Title: Sour Patch Kid
Author: NiteFang
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7381657/1/Sour_Patch_Kid
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13. Puck's mouth.
Genre: Humor, romance, friendship, retelling, AU.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Oh, man. This is made of SUCH love. Basically, Brittany strong arms Puck into "helping" each of the Glee kids get something they want. This is incredibly funny and poignant, but is also incredibly respectful of all the characters, and gives everyone the metaphorical smack to the head. God, I WISH season 3 had been this story.


Fic Title: How To Be Noah's Girlfriend: A Handy Guide and How To Be Noah's Ex-Girlfriend: A Survival Guide
Author: bella8876/Isabel5
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6884066/1/How_To_Be_Noahs_Girlfriend_A_Handy_Guide
Rating/Warning(s): PG.
Genre: Friendship, romance, humor, angst, AU, retelling.
WIP?: Both parts are complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Both of these stories do a really, really good job of showing the strengths and weaknesses of Rachel and Puck as characters, and as a couple. These are ridiculously in character, and even when they're sad, they're amazing. I also love how YOUNG they both are in this.


Fic Title: Definitely Not A Flour Baby
Author: Lil Drop Of Magic
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5694594/1/Definitely_Not_A_Flour_Baby
Rating/Warning(s): PG.
Genre: Friendship, babyfic, humor, AU, angst.
WIP?: Yes, and though it seems abandoned, it stops in a reasonable place.

Why This Must Be Read: There are a lot of stories where Puck ends up with his daughter, but a lot of them sugarcoat most of the fiscal and emotional aspects of teen-parenting. This is NOT one of them. And although things go better than they might, this is a really, really good look at what might-have-been. And again, this totally stars Puck and Rachel's friendship first.


Fic Title: Burning Down the House
Author: Katertots
Pairings: Quinn Fabray/Finn Hudson
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5536790/1/Burning_Down_the_House
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17. Smut.
Genre: AU, friendship, romance, futurefic.
WIP?: Yes, but ends in a good place.

Why This Must Be Read: One of the earlier epics in this fandom, this sucker stands up as a quality AU. I like that Rachel and Puck both come off as adults who aren't serious about their relationship until they kind of ARE. It's also really refreshing to see people talk stuff out after a fight. ADULTS DO THAT.


Fic Title: More or Less the Same
Author: CountryGirl814
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6409119/1/More_or_Less_the_Same
Rating/Warning(s): R/NC-17.
Genre: AU, angst, friendship, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: AU where Puck and Rachel go into witness protection. For a GOOD REASON. This is a lovely story in that it really takes Puck and Rachel out of their home territory and forces them both to grow up and be DIFFERENT. It's a great idea, and wonderfully executed.


Fic Title: Boys, BandAids, And Lessons on Becoming a Badass
Author: bellakitse/BellaKit
Pairings: Tina Cohen-Chang/Mike Chang, Mercedes Jones/Sam Evans
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7093411/1/Boys_BandAids_and_Lessons_in_Becoming_a_Badass
Rating/Warning(s): PG. FIGHT CLUB.
Genre: Friendship, humor, romance, AU.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: I love stories where Rachel gets friends. Sad as that sounds, its really true. This is so lovely because it comes across in a really natural way. And while Rachel and Puck's ~thing~ is at the center, the whole of it really focuses on the building of friendship. Deep, deep love for this one.


Fic Title: You Can DuEt
Author: Yomomma222*
Pairings: Santana Lopez/Brittany Pierce, Kurt Hummel/Blaine Anderson, Mercedes Jones/Sam Evans
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7199630/1/You_Can_DuEt
Rating/Warning(s): PG.
Genre: Humor, romance, AU.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Because Will Schuester is THE WORST. And having the glee kids confirm this with additional Rachel and Puck being horny weasels? SOLD.


Fic Title: Third Time Around and Third Time Around Remixed
Author: blynn_1/Bridgetlynn
Pairings: Past Rachel Berry/Finn Hudson
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7111418/1/Third_Time_Around
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 (for both).
Genre: AU, romance, futurefic, kidfic, angst.
WIP?: The first is unfinished, but the second is complete.

Why This Must Be Read: These are both really interesting takes on the idea of Rachel and Finn getting pregnant, then married after high school. I love how clear-headed and different each story is from the other. One of my favorite movies is Sliding Doors, and these two stories are kind of the Glee version of it. I'll leave y'all to pick which you like better. :)


Fic Title: People Like Us
Author: eagles1254
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6248475/1/People_Like_Us
Rating/Warning(s): PG.
Genre: Friendship, romance, AU.
WIP?: Yes, but updated.

Why This Must Be Read: I feel bad continuously giving a derivation of "this story does it better than the show", but this story really does it better than the show. Everyone comes off more as people, rather than caricatures. And the way their relationship evolves is so lovely and awkward and sweet.


Fic Title: What a Woman Should Know, According To Puck
Author: Sassy26
Pairings: Rachel Berry/Finn Hudson, Shelby Cocoran/Noah Puckerman, Quinn Fabray/Finn Hudson
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5977270/1/What_a_Woman_Should_Know_According_to_Puck
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17. Minor character death, adultery.
Genre: Kidfic, friendship, romance, AU.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Great AU, wherein Puck and Shelby hooked up in the wayback (this is completely AU to the show, and written long before season 3), and left Rachel with an interesting situation. Sassy is a FANTASTIC author, and not only is the prose first rate, the slow build on the pacing, and the payoff are fantastic. There is a lot going on in this story, and it all ties together beautifully.


Fic Title: The Truth Is Rarely Pure and Simple
Author: GoingVintage*
Pairing: Rachel Berry/Finn Hudson
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6164470/1/The_Truth_is_Rarely_Pure_and_Never_Simple
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17. Adultery.
Genre: AU, angst, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: This might seem like a strange choice for this author (known in the fandom for awesome epics!), but this sucker hits hard, fast, and devastatingly. I like the contrast between Finn and Puck, and that Rachel takes responsibility for her actions, but that the ending is ambiguous in a way. This is a painful story, but all the better for it.


Fic Title: In Treatment
Author: southway*
Pairing: Rachel Berry/Finn Hudson, Quinn Fabray/Noah Puckerman
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6556927/1/In_Treatment
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, depression, themes of abuse, sexual situations.
Genre: Angst, friendship, introspection, AU, retelling, romance.
WIP?: Yes, but updated.

Why This Must Be Read: I love stories that have Rachel and Puck as friends from the way back. This is one of them, but the main focus is really on Rachel and the complete mess that is her life. The first chapter is PHENOMENAL and it only gets better from there. It really focuses on season 2, but the themes and the actions pull from the whole series.


Fic Title: I Need Something More
Author: jooseboxx/Jooseboxx
Link: http://jooseboxx.livejournal.com/11101.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17. Mentions of child abuse of a sexual nature, depression.
Genre: AU, angst, friendship, hurt/comfort, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: A lot of the stories involving Puck blow off or make a joke of the fact that he basically prostituted himself the summer before sophomore year. This story takes a harder look at that behavior and posits some very real discussion on why that all just came to be. Definitely not an easy story to read, but Jooseboxx handles it well, and keeps Puck heartbreakingly in-character.


Fic Title: Safe Haven
Author: rockbandstar/Rockbandstar
Pairings: Rachel Berry/Finn Hudson
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6577245/1/Safe_Haven
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13. Depression, past character injury.
Genre: Angst, AU, friendship, romance, hurt/comfort.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Well, if I'm going to rec a power-house of a Puck story (see previous), I need to put one out here for Rachel too, right? Another hard story, this does a lot of digging into Rachel and her issues after a rather life-changing accident. It's definitely not what I expected, but Rockbandstar does a phenomenal job of handling the complicated time changes and keeping you sympathetic with Rachel, even when you want to shake her.

Fic Title: Chinks
Author: iMissa
Pairings:: Quinn Fabray/Finn Hudson, Quinn Fabray/Noah Puckerman
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5475915/1/Chinks
Rating/Warning(s): PG, miscarriage.
Genre: Friendship, AU, retelling, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: A quiet little bit of a thing wherein Noah comes to see Rachel in a different light. AU of season 1 (it was written fairly early), it's a slow little romance that is bittersweet, and quite lovely.


Fic Title: All Coming Down
Author: Sweetbriar
Pairings: Tina Cohen-Chang/Mike Chang, Brittany/Artie, Quinn/Finn, Kurt/Blaine.
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8176536/1/All_Coming_Down
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17. Suicide attempts, depression, hate crimes against minor characters, minor character deaths, bullying, mentions of sexual assault of minors.
Genre: Angst, AU, friendship, hurt/comfort.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Oh, this is a hard one to read. One of my biggest problems with Glee has always been that Rachel's bullying has never been honestly addressed. Not in any way that digs into the damage it's done her. This story does that, and with bite. None of the characters get off lightly in this, but it's handled well. Both Puck and Rachel's voices are strong, even if it's incredibly difficult material. Please heed all the warnings.


Note: For the following stories, until I note differently, you need to belong to the LJ group puckrachel. It's non-moderated, so you can sign on (and off) quite easily. They are entries in the puckrachel drabble meme. Which, I must say, is ridiculously awesome, and has produced some really fantastic work.

Fic Title: Untitled
Author: iamladyliberty
Pairings: Santana Lopez/Finn Hudson
Link: http://puckrachel.livejournal.com/392771.html?thread=7984195#t7984195
Rating/Warning(s): PG.
Genre: Futurefic, babyfic, humor, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: This is incredibly sweet and incredibly Puck. It's basically a variation on Mila's Day Dreams, a blog where someone has too much time on their hands, a sleeping baby, and a lot of creativity. Funny and very, very fluffy.


Fic Title: "I'm a Puckasauras!"
Author: greydawning*
Pairings: Daddies Berry
Link: http://puckrachel.livejournal.com/372599.html?thread=6607735#t6607735
Rating/Warning(s): PG.
Genre: Kidfic, friendship, humor, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: I love this quiet look into Rachel and Puck's childhoods. And having (Hiram) Berry's POV is incredibly sweet, even if it's canon-OOC. Plus, I can totally imagine Puck running around with no pants on yelling "I'm A PUCKASAURUS!"


Fic Title: Dude, We Be Insane
Author: cassprincess/Cassprincess*
Pairings: Tina Cohen-Chang/Mike Chang, Carole Hudson-Hummel/Burt Hummel
Link: http://puckrachel.livejournal.com/415705.html?thread=9484505#t9484505
Rating/Warning(s): PG. Mention of Jo Pa, CRACK.
Genre: Humor, crack, friendship, romance, AU.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: I love Cassprincess and her writing voice SO HARD. This makes me gleeful as it's got Puck and Mike being teenage idiots, but completely sweet. I have great love for dumb-teenager Puck, and Cass ALWAYS delivers.


Fic Title: All Signs Point To Yes
Author: punk_pony
Link: http://puckrachel.livejournal.com/415705.html?thread=9910233#t9910233
Rating/Warning(s): PG.
Genre: Futurefic, humor, romance, babyfic, AU.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Did I mention I also love dumb-20's Puck? Very much silliness here, with Puck not being quite clear on male anatomy and Rachel being a bit clueless.


Fic Title: Noah Puckerman: Super Spy
Author: hells_samaritan
Link: http://puckrachel.livejournal.com/471735.html?thread=12089271#t12089271
Rating/Warning(s): PG.
Genre: Friendship, humor, AU, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Another of my favorite Puck/Rachel tropes is the one where Puck really is actually good at things. With this one? It's languages. It's also paired with the trope of Rachel really believing in Puck and pushing him to be the person he's capable of. I LOVE this story in that all of this happens, and Rachel's pretty brilliant too.


From here on, it's direct links to stories!


Fic Title: Dance in the Dark
Author: ittykat
Link: http://ittykat.livejournal.com/299980.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13. Language and homophobia by Ohio teenagers.
Genre: AU, friendship, angst.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: This is actually a beautiful portrait of an AU, wherein Rachel is blind. It's a Puck pov, but Rachel's voice and Rachel's life is really at the center. It's not a dark story (which it could easily have become), but it's not fluffy.


Fic Title: Someone In The Dark
Author: alien09
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6915634/1/Someone_in_the_Dark
Rating/Warning(s): PG. Language.
Genre: AU, friendship, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Another fill for the "Rachel is blind" prompt, this goes in a different direction. It's more romantic, it's also much sweeter in tone. Rachel and Puck are both really fun and lovely in this. I love how some prompts have such different takes on the same premise.


Fic Title: Stop. Rewind. Re-Write.
Author: kaitlia777
Link: http://kaitlia777.livejournal.com/104317.html
Rating/Warning(s): R. Language.
Genre: Retelling, AU, post-ep, friendship, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: This is a post-ep for the season 2 finale, wherein someone actually stands up for Rachel when Santana flips out at her. Yes, it's totally Puck. This is a really lovely, smart AU that calls everyone on their behavior and just makes me warm and happy.


Fic Title: Big Brother 17
Author: neimans *
Link: http://neimans.livejournal.com/4303.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, Puck's mouth.
Genre: Humor, friendship, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Because Puck and Rachel compete on Big Brother after high school. DO YOU NEED ANOTHER REASON?


Fic Title: Tenth Time's The Charm
Author: ohfortuneslost
Link: http://ohfortuneslost.livejournal.com/1048.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG.
Genre: Humor, romance, futurefic.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: It takes ten years and ten proposals for Rachel to agree to marry Noah. LOVELY little through-the-years story.


Fic Title: Dr. Puck
Author: neimans *
Link: http://neimans.livejournal.com/6124.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG.
Genre: AU, friendship, babyfic, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Puck is Rachel's pediatrician. Neimans does fantastic prose, and I love the slow build on this. Plus, y'know. Dr. Puck. ;)


Fic Title: I Fought The Law
Author: sarcastic_fina/Tarafina *
Link: http://sarcastic-fina.livejournal.com/331115.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG. Can we cast a blanket "Puck's Mouth"?
Genre: Humor, friendship, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Okay, picking ONE of Fina's stories is kind of like choosing your favorite child. There are some I like more than others, but I kinda love them all. I grabbed this one, at random, from a list of fifteen. (SERIOUSLY, GO READ EVERYTHING.) That said, this is a complete giggle. It's got Rachel being awesome, Sue Sylvester holding a grudge, and Rachel getting arrested. Much to Puck's delight.


Fic Title: Feel You Flowing In Me
Author: geniusgirl/Geniusgirl *
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6306285/1/Feel_You_Flowing_In_Me
Rating/Warning(s): PG.
Genre: Futurefic, AU, angst, romance, friendship.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Probably one of my favorite Glee stories. It hits my buttons (capable!Puck, futurefic, BFF!Santana, mature Rachel) and makes me smile. I actually dug through the entire P/R Drabble meme to find this. (NO HARDSHIP. FYI.)


Fic Title: Salt & Pepper
Author: bewolke/cx7171
Pairing: Kurt Hummel/Blaine Anderson, Santana Lopez/Artie Abrams, Quinn Fabray/Sam Evans, Mercedes Jones/Sam Evans
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7071949/1/Salt_Pepper
Rating/Warning(s): Hard R. Discussion of disabilities, depression, terminal illness in minors.
Genre: Friendship, romance, AU, hurt/comfort, futurefic.
WIP? Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Rachel's a Broadway star who's in a major accident, and Puck is the physical therapist charged with getting her on her feet. Nice, slow-burn romance and friendship, plus the side casts' shenanigans are interesting too.


Fic Title: Business & Pleasure
Author: funkified *
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7069244/1/Business_Pleasure
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, smuttiness.
Genre: AU, futurefic, smut.
WIP? Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Funkified delivers hardcore when it comes to sexytimes. Love this particular outing as Au's are my (and the P/R fandom's) bag, and this is sheer delightful sexiness.


Fic Title: Drunken Marry/Fuck/Kill
Author: urkonstantine23*
Link: http://urkonstantine23.livejournal.com/26604.html
Rating/Warning(s): R?
Genre: Friendship, romance, angst, AU.
WIP? Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Partially because it's got some great Glee Girl bonding time, and partially because it's die-hard romantically Puck/Rachel. Prose-wise, this is absolutely lovely. It really surprised me how seriously the prompt was taken, and how well it worked.


Fic Title: Everybody's Doing It
Author: loveadubdub *
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6818709/1/Everybodys_Doing_It
Rating/Warning(s): PG, talk of sex with/about minors.
Genre: Friendship, introspection.
WIP? Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Loveadubdub has some fantastic long fic (which I've recced other places), but this one really hits me because in the first season, Rachel knew her own mind - especially about sex - SO WELL. And with the relationship stuff she goes through in the later seasons, that changes. And this is such a good, smart piece of writing - and conversation for her to have - I pretty much want to hug it to pieces.


Fic Title: Camera Shy
Author: Xmonalisa
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6739310/1/Camera_Shy
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17.
Genre: Romance, futurefic, AU, smut, humor.
WIP? Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: OMG, GREAT SEXYTIMES. I also adore Rachel's reaction to her and Puck's sex-tape getting out. It's PERFECT. Also, Puck and Rachel make a sex tape. :D


Fic Title: Swing Vote
Author: Paceismyhero *
Pairing: Rachel/Everybody
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7310640/1/Swing_Vote
Rating/Warning(s): PG.
Genre: Humor, friendship, romance.
WIP? Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: This is a complete giggle. Wherein Rachel is the best kisser... and proves it. (LOVE.)


Fic Title: The Games We Play
Author: knkykty/Kittygoddess415
Link: http://knkykty.livejournal.com/11904.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17. BDSM. Underaged sex, drug use, and sexual-aides.
Genre: Sex, romance, friendship, AU, retelling.
WIP? Yes, but each individual part is complete.

Why This Must Be Read: This is pretty much the be-all and end-all of hardcore P/R sex. I like that the BDSM lifestyle is explored and not JUST in the sexual side. While that's a huge part of Puck and Rachel's interaction, I love that the power dynamic and all that it represents is explored and discussed. At the heart, this is very, very much a love story.


Fic Title: Puck of All Trades
Author: skyspade
Link: http://skyspade.livejournal.com/tag/fic:%20puck%20of%20all%20trades
Rating/Warning(s): PG.
Genre: Friendship, humor, romance, experimental.
WIP? Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: I love fic that experiments with style. Basically 75 small stories that revolve around Puck and his various relationships. I love how much of an ensemble this is, and how it weaves the different parts of Puck's life and friendships through the whole thing. Great, GREAT story.


Fic Title: sin tetas, no hay paraiso
Author: dress without sleeves
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5445754/1/
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13. Puck's mouth and sluttiness.
Genre: Humor, friendship, romance.
WIP? Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: This is just a complete scream. Puck teaches Rachel Spanish by getting her hooked on telenovelas. An early fandom story, this has such a dead-on Puck and Rachel voice, it's ridiculous. LOVE IT.


And last, for this list, but ABSOLUTELY NOT least, we've got smc_27. And while I've totally raved about some of the above authors (who are FANTASTIC, do NOT EVEN), Sheena is the absolute winner and champion of OMGFANGIRLSQUEEOMG*FAINTS* Puck/Rachel fanfic. I honestly cannot pick a favorite story of hers. I just can't. Her fic is the yardstick to which I hold all P/R fanfic. So, here's my top five, in no particular order:

1. Fic Title: Little Lies
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5930494/1/Little_Lies
Rating/Warning(s): Hard R.
Genre: AU, romance, friendship, futurefic.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Great AU wherein Puck is a dumbass and needs a nice girlfriend to distract his mom. Love this because it's Puck and Rachel coming to know each other as people and having a screwball comedy plot as well. LOVE.

2. Fic Title: Take Anything You Want From Me
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5900055/1/Take_Anything_You_Want_From_Me
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13. Depression, implied past violence, PTSD.
Genre: Angst, AU, hurt/comfort, friendship, romance, future.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Oh, this one hurts. It's a PTSD Puck who runs into Rachel in the future and messiness, a relationship, and reality happen. This is one of her earlier works, but it's one that I remember quiet clearly, and one that it's hard for me to reread. (IN A GOOD WAY.)

3. Fic Title: I'll Never Not Be Your girl
Link: http://smc-27.livejournal.com/96758.html
Rating/Warning(s): Hard R.
Genre: AU, friendship, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Rachel and Puck in an arranged marriage. A very neat, very different AU, but beautifully handled and it always makes me go <3

4. Fic Title: One More To See Just What You're Made Of
Link: http://smc-27.livejournal.com/58419.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13.
Genre: Friendship, humor, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Wonderful high school AU, wherein Rachel fails gym, and Puck helps her out. Great slow-build friendship and romance.

5. Fic Title: Come When I Call
Link: http://smc-27.livejournal.com/57623.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17.
Genre: AU, sex, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Rachel is a phonesex operator, and Puck is a client. I just. JUST READ IT, OKAY?

And to finish it out, here is a link to all of her Puck/Rachel fanfic. You're welcome, and I'll see you in about two months!

<3 <3 <3
Tags: fandom: glee, ship: mercedes jones/sam evans, ship: rachel berry/finn hudson, ship: rachel berry/noah puckerman, ship: santana lopez/noah puckerman, ship: tina cohen-chang/mike chang

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