American Girls Collection/Fanfic Recs

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These are recommendations made by Tropers for American Girls Collection Fan Fics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into homosexual or non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business. You can also add to the current recommendations if you want. Refrain from posting Conversation in the Main Page though; that goes in the discussion page.

Authors and Websites

General Fics

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

The Last Child In Williamsburg by Commander Cody CC - 2224 (AU. This Felicity fanfic may contain depressing and tragic thematic elements, so 'tis advisable to bring Kleenex with you in case you start crying.)

  • recommended by Those Dancing Days
  • Synopsis: Felicity Merriman is the last surviving colonial child to ever inhabit Williamsburg. But is she going to continue her bleak existence? An A.U. fanfic depicting a tragic theme of Felicity the American Girl. Inspired after the movie "I Am Legend".

Benstown by Commander Cody CC - 2224. (influenced by the episode Jaynestown from the show Firefly)

  • recommended by Those Dancing Days
  • Pairing(s): Felicity/Ben
  • Synopsis: When Mr. Merriman takes a trip to Charleston, South Carolina, on a business venture, Felicity and her friends are shocked to discover that Ben's past actions in that town have turned him into a local hero of Robin-Hood mythic proportions. c.f. Jaynestown

Young Benjamin Davidson by Commander Cody CC - 2224.

  • recommended by Those Dancing Days
  • Synopsis: The story of Benjamin Davidson and how he became the beloved lad that we know today in the "Felicity: An American Girl" Series.

Incident At Raleigh Tavern by Commander Cody CC - 2224. (AU where the British won the American Revolution)

  • Recommended by Those Dancing Days
  • Synopsis: This is a Felicity fanfic that takes place one year after the American War for Independence. However, in this particular fanfic, the British have won the war, which concluded at the Battle of Yorktown (1781 A.D.). Most of the Patriots are sore about losing the war, but some learn to cope with circumstances. Felicity and her family and friends are struggling to cope with the not-so-favorable changes of living in the Colonies, which are now under British rule again. Ben, given that he fought on the Patriot side, gets sensitive whenever someone insults the cause he fought for, or the side he fought with during the conflict between the American Colonies and the British Empire. This fanfic is directly based from the beginning of one of the Firefly series episodes titled The Train Job.

Shipping Fics

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Duel For You, Ben Davidson by Commander Cody CC - 2224.

  • Recommended by Those Dancing Days
  • Pairing: Felicity/Ben
  • Synopsis: Benjamin Davidson, one of the main characters of the Felicity series, gets to attend a ball with his beloved Lissie, only to end up in a duel in defense of his sweetheart's honor. Ben has done his share of fighting since he joined Col. Henry Lee's Fifth Regiment to perform his country's duties. But can he win a deadly match against a ruthlessly determined rival trying and vying for Felicity's affections, despite all odds? The plot ideas for this fanfic were borrowed from the Firefly series episode Shindig.

The Wedding Of Felicity And Ben by Commander Cody CC - 2224.

  • Recommended by Those Dancing Days
  • Pairing(s): Felicity/Ben
  • Synopsis: The story of the wedding of Felicity Merriman and Benjamin Davidson.

  • More Than This by Dagger Quill.
  • Recommended by Those Dancing Days
  • Pairing(s): Felicity/Ben
  • Synopsis: After he returns from the war, Ben and Felicity experience the joys and heartbreaks of growing apart and finding each other again.
  • Comments: Has not been updated since January 2010. This troper is not sure if it has been abandoned or not.

Of Hopes Dreams and War Heroes by HeartOfPaperBloodOfInk.

  • Recommended by Crystal Blue
  • Pairings: Kit/Will
  • Synopsis: Kit is 21, working for the NY Times, has her own house, and trying to forget that there was ever a war, which isn't helped by the fact that she's on the war beat and in war-torn London. But what happens when Will re-enters her life? Kit/Will
  • Commments: A very well-written exploration into a relationship between Kit Kittredge and Will Shepherd, one of the few May–December Romance pairings in the American Girls fandom in the midst of the aftermath of the WWII, that has been given some much-deserved love in this wonderful story, as it is a rather ignored pairing since most people ship Lissie/Ben.