Rurouni Kenshin Fanfiction Index (Detailed)

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Rurouni Kenshin Fanfiction



Aku Soku Zan(za)

How might things have gone if Saitou, rather than Kenshin, had beaten some sense into kenkaya Zanza and become his guiding force?

Drama/Romance/Adventure/Introspection | Saitou & Sano (primary), Katsu & Tokio (primary), Sano & Tokio, Friendship: Saitou & Tokio, Friendship: Sano & Tokio, Friendship: Katsu & Sano | Rated 3 | Alternate timeline, POV: Saitou/Sano/Tokio, Filler references, Language (general/religious), Violence, Sexuality/sexual references, Get-together story for main couple(s), Relationship(s) prior to main, Saitou pursues Sano, Gay Saitou, Pining, Pansexual Sano, Straight Katsu, Straight Tokio, Physical fight between Saitou and Sano, Feminism | 41,952 words | In progress, last updated 09/2017 (Rewrite of 2002 story)



“You’d probably rather not know why you’re here, but I figure I better tell you anyway.”

All Sorts of Good Details

That’s what Sano is telling Chou about Saitou.

Humor/Drama | Saitou & Sano, Friendship: Chou & Sano | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Chou/Saitou, Language (general/gendered), Sexuality/sexual references, Primarily conversation, Established relationship for main couple(s), Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 1,023 words | Written 10/2004 | ebook / audio recording



He had no particular attachments to the exclusive combination of yellow and violet.

Angles – The Color of 120°

Kenshin and Sano were lovers before Saitou showed up… but Kenshin and Saitou liked each other long before that. One thing’s for certain, at least: Saitou and Sano hate each other. Right?

Drama/Romance/Adventure/Introspection | Kenshin & Sano, Kenshin & Saitou & Sano (implied), Other relationship(s) briefly implied | Rated 3 | Canon setting, POV: Kenshin/Saitou/Sano, Language (general/religious), Violence, Gimmickry, Physical fighting between Saitou and Sano, Surprise/forced kissing, Angst, Psychological torment, Major character death (referred to), Established relationship for main couple(s), Queer Kenshin, Queer Sano, Queer Saitou | 44,779 words | Completed 05/2010 | ebook



“No, you won’t see him hurt. Because I won’t allow it. No one is ever going to hurt him again.”

As the Years Go Up In Smoke

Saitou could never have predicted the devastating results of trying to fill the gap in Sano’s memory… of bringing to light a secret involving Shishio and Sano’s desperate fear of smoke, a horror that threatens to tear them apart forever

Drama/Romance/Adventure/Introspection | Saitou & Sano | Rated 4 | Alternate timeline, POV: Omniscient/Saitou/Sano/Kenshin, Language (general/religious), Violence, Rape (described), Sexuality/sexual references, Angst, Suicide (attempted), Disapproval of the Saitou/Sano relationship, Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 16,713 words | Completed Spring 2002 | ebook / audio recording



“If you want those two years badly enough to face what has to come with them, you’ll let yourself remember.”

And the Moments Drift Like Snow

Saitou no longer trusts himself, Kenshin claims to love Sano, and Sano feels more and more that it’s desperately important to recover his memory of the last two years… but can he handle it?

Drama/Romance/Introspection | Saitou & Sano, Kenshin & Sano (implied), Friendship: Chou & Saitou | Rated 3 | Alternate timeline, POV: Saitou/Sano, Language (general/religious), Sexuality/sexual references, Angst, Pining, Disapproval of the Saitou/Sano relationship, Rape (referred to), Suicide (referred to), Queer Kenshin, Queer Saitou, Queer Sano,
Oops I broke Saitou
| 12,468 words | Completed 05/2005 | Sequel to As the Years Go Up in Smoke | ebook / audio recording



The boy has the attention span of a butterfly.

Attention Span

Sano has stopped bothering Saitou, and this really bothers Saitou.

Drama/Introspection | Saitou & Sano (implied), Friendship: Chou & Sano | Rated 1 | Canon setting, POV: Saitou in first person, Primarily conversation, Fluff, Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 578 words | Written 05/2004 | ebook



“I’m not a chauffeur.”

Autosite

Saitou and Sano come to an arrangement that may or may not have anything to do with cars.

Drama | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Alternate universe
(modern U.S.), Omniscient POV, Language (general), Primarily conversation, Ambiguous relationship status for main couple(s), Queer Saitou, Queer Sano
| 509 words | Written 02/2006 | ebook / audio recording



Oh, this was bad timing.

Birthday Present

Saitou’s been ditched just when he most needs to get laid.

Drama/Introspection | Saitou & Sano (implied), Additional unlisted pairing(s), Friendship: Chou & Saitou | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Saitou, Language (general), Sexuality/sexual references, Pining, Queer Saitou | 892 words | Written 10/2003 | ebook / audio recording



Why the hell did Saitou care about Sano’s ability to defend himself anyway? Like it had anything to do with him anymore.

Biting Off
(Something Presumably Worse)

A lesson Saitou is trying to teach Sano has unexpected results; can either of them handle the consequences?

Drama/Romance | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Sano,
Language (general/religious), Primarily conversation, Surprise/forced kissing, Get-together story for main couple(s), Queer Saitou, Queer Sano
| 3,557 words | Written 05/2008 | ebook / audio recording



“I come out looking for you because I’m worried something might have happened to you, and what do I find?? A bunch of grown men playing around in the snow!?!”

Black and Blue and White All Over

The payback for Sano’s winter pranks is more than he bargained for.

Humor/Adventure/Drama | Saitou & Sano, Other relationship(s) briefly implied | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Omniscient/Sano, Language (general), Established relationship for main couple(s), Queer Saitou, Queer Sano, Physical fighting between Saitou and Sano, Fluff | 2,216 words | Written 12/2007 | ebook / audio recording



“You always thought I’d get myself killed doing something stupid before I was twenty-five… but here I am a hundred and forty-eight, and you’re the one who can’t get through half a life.”

Blood Contingency

A modern-day American cop isn’t sure what this unnervingly familiar vampire wants from him, until Sano reveals the tragic events of a past life and his undying connection with a Meiji-era Japanese cop.

Drama/Romance/Adventure/Introspection | Saitou & Sano (primary), Additional unlisted pairing(s), Other relationship(s) briefly implied, Friendship: Megumi & Sano, Friendship: Megumi & Saitou | Rated 3 | Canon setting but with reincarnation to modern times, POV: Saitou in first person and (sometimes) present tense, Language (general/religious), Sexuality/sexual references, Violence, Wounds/wound treatment, Major character death (described), Physical fighting between Saitou and Sano, Supernatural occurrences, Angst, Psychological torment, Get-together story for main couple(s), Sano pursues Saitou, Pansexual Saitou, Pansexual Sano, Asexual Megumi | 49,845 words | In progress, last updated 10/2017



“So we’re all in the same boat — tied down to annoying women with whom we don’t actually get anywhere.”

Boys’ Night Out

Guys that aren’t having any luck with their gals may be better of with each other.

Drama/Introspection | Aoshi & Kenshin (implied), Saitou & Sano (implied), Additional unlisted pairing(s) | Rated 1 | Canon setting, Omniscient POV, Primarily conversation, Relationship(s) prior to main, Pansexual Sano, Queer Aoshi, Queer Kenshin, Queer Saitou
| 857 words | Written Spring 2002 | ebook / audio recording



“You have to do whatever I want when you get home.”

Breakfast in Bed

Sano has that effect on Saitou just by lying around asleep.

Drama | Saitou & Sano | Rated 3 | Canon setting, POV: Dialogue only, Language (general), Sexuality/sexual references, Fluff, Queer Saitou, Queer Sano
| 343 words | Written 05/2005 | ebook / audio recording



He could have made a list of problems that afflicted him on a day-to-day basis, and right there between ‘having to pay rent’ and ‘the Meiji government’ would be ‘inability to look at or think about Saitou Hajime without getting insurgently aroused.’

Canine Impulses

Realizing Saitou is to-die-for sexy (in addition to being a complete jerk) is likely to drive Sano out of his wits, which may be exactly what Saitou intends.

Drama/Introspection | Saitou & Sano | Rated 4 | Canon setting, POV: Sano, Language (general/gendered/religious), Sex (described), Violence, Abusive Saitou, Consent issues, Surprise/forced kissing, Psychological torment, Physical fighting between Saitou and Sano, Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 10,805 words | Written 04/2008 | ebook / audio recording



“Ahou, think, for once in your life, before you speak. Think about who you’re talking to before you finish that statement.”

Clinical Treatment

Unaware that its entire purpose is to get his attention, Saitou has become rather tired of Sano’s reckless behavior.

Drama/Romance | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Sano, Language (general/religious), Sano pursues Saitou, Get-together story for main couple(s), Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 3,181 words | Written 04/2010 | ebook / audio recording



“Would you ever say that you loved your sword?”

Closer Even Than That

With a little help from their friends, Saitou and Sano work through a misunderstanding.

Drama/Romance/Introspection | Saitou & Sano, Friendship: Chou & Saitou, Friendship: Kenshin & Sano | Rated 2 | Canon setting, Omniscient POV, Language (general/gendered), Primarily conversation, Established relationship for main couple(s), Queer Saitou, Queer Sano
| 1,302 words | Written 01/2005 | ebook / audio recording



“I’m sure I could think of something to search you for.”

Coke Machine

Sano has an ambiguous conversation with the cop that’s been assigned to his neighborhood.

Drama | Saitou & Sano (implied) | Rated 2 | Alternate universe (modern U.S.), POV: Sano, Language (general), Pointlessness, Primarily conversation | Written 10/2005 | 682 words | For Elica | ebook / audio recording



“The biggest thing the three of us have in common is…”

Commonality

Kaoru, Sano, and Megumi come to certain conclusions about themselves and Kenshin.

Drama | Kaoru & Megumi (implied); Saitou & Sano (implied); Aoshi & Kenshin (implied), Other relationship(s) briefly implied | Rated 2 | Canon setting, Omniscient POV, Language (general), Primarily conversation, Queer Kaoru, Queer Megumi, Queer Sano | 4,574 words | Written 07/2015 | ebook



It was always that fierce independence, that absolute, uncompromising determination.

Compromise

Saitou doesn’t approve of the direction Sano’s life is going, and one of them is going to have to compromise.

Drama | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Alternate universe (modern U.S.), POV: Saitou, Language (general), Sexuality/sexual references, Ambiguous relationship status for main couple(s), Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 877 words | Written 10/2005 | For Queen Yokozuna | ebook / audio recording



At this point, all he was doing was tormenting a woman who loved him in order to put up with the violent attentions of a man who didn’t.

Condition of Learned Helplessness

Kenshin isn’t sure what he means to Saitou, who’s been raping him for so long it’s become a matter of routine… but finding out and bringing an end to their interaction may be every bit as painful as not knowing and letting it continue.

Drama/Adventure/Introspection | Kenshin & Saitou | Rated 4 | Language, sex, rape, angst | 13,361 words | Completed 08/2004 | For MsJadey | ebook



“You can’t tell me you didn’t do any stupid stuff when you were little.”

Constructive Nostalgia

Sano did stupid shit as a child. Turns out maybe Saitou did too.

Drama | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Alternate universe (modern U.S.), POV: Dialogue only, Language (general), Gimmickry, Primarily conversation, Fluff, Established relationship for main couple(s), Queer Saitou, Queer Sano
| 413 words | Written 01/2007 | ebook / audio recording



It did rather seem typical of Sano to have gotten himself into a relationship that wasn’t ever likely to go smoothly.

Corner of the Eye

Much as Kenshin and Katsu would like to pretend they don’t care about Sano’s breakup with Saitou, something has to be done.

Drama | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Kenshin, Language (general/religious), Established relationship for main couple(s), Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 3,351 words | Written 05/2007 | ebook



“We’re a matching pair of suicidal idiots.”

Death Wish

Sano’s gotten himself shot, and Saitou seems determined to smoke himself to death worrying about it.

Drama/Romance/Introspection | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Alternate universe (modern U.S.), POV: Saitou, Language (religious), Violence (referred to), Psychological torment, Homophobia, Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 2,567 words | Written 09/2005 | ebook / audio recording



It didn’t even mean what the words supposedly expressed anymore; it hadn’t for a long time.

Defense

As he says goodbye, Saitou makes a final subtle appeal for Sano’s attention.

Drama/Introspection | Saitou & Sano (implied) | Rated 1 | Canon setting, POV: Saitou, Language (religious), Pining, Queer Saitou | Written 10/2005 | 858 words | For Dedra | ebook / audio recording



The idea that if he’d realized it sooner things might have been different was pleasantly, absorbingly distracting.

Distraction Sufficient

Sano finally admits how he feels about Saitou, perhaps only because to do so is conveniently distracting.

Introspection | Saitou & Sano (implied) | Rated 1 | Canon setting, POV: Sano, Major character death (implied), Pining, Queer Sano | 622 words | Written 09/2004 | ebook / audio recording



They’d been doing things all over the place regardless of the time of day.

Do It Yourself

Saitou is very irritated, for some reason, by the new development between Kenshin and Sano.

Introspection | Kenshin & Sano, Saitou & Sano (implied) | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Saitou, Sexuality/sexual references, Ambiguous relationship status for main couple(s), Queer Kenshin, Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 311 words | Written 12/2005 | ebook / audio recording



Saitou didn’t usually listen to the radio.

Fate and/or the Radio

Saitou’s brilliant plot to distract himself from Sano’s charms is not very effective.

Drama | Saitou & Sano (implied) | Rated 2 | Alternate universe (modern U.S.), POV: Saitou, Language (general), Gimmickry, Saitou pursues Sano, Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 774 words | Written 09/2004 | ebook / audio recording



Sano’s skeptical gaze followed Saitou not to the futon on one side of the room but to the desk at the other.

Finally

Though he’s finally back from his business trip, Saitou still has things to do before he can give Sano what he wants.

Drama/Romance | Saitou & Sano | Rated 4 | Canon setting, POV: Saitou, Language (general), Masturbation with an object (explicit), Established relationship for main couple(s), Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 1,907 words | Written 07/2007 | ebook / audio recording



Had it been an apology for all the ill treatment? A premature profession of a secret passion? A goodbye preceding what Saitou knew was coming? Or perhaps just a whim?

First Kiss

Why did Saitou kiss Sano on their way into Shishio’s fortress? Can Sano figure it out now Saitou is dead?

Drama/Romance/Introspection | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Sano, Language (general), Surprise/forced kissing, Saitou is still alive, Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 5,209 words | Written 08/2014 | For liveonanon and W.Solstice | ebook / audio recording



“You told me not to swear in front of people with kids. You didn’t say anything about kissing.”

Fourteen Strange Looks

That’s what Saitou and Sano inspire while grocery shopping.

Humor/Drama | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Alternate universe (modern U.S.), POV: Miscellaneous, Language (general/religious), Sexuality/sexual references, Surprise/forced kissing, Established relationship for main couple(s), Queer Saitou, Queer Sano, Homophobia
| 3,001 words | Written 09/2008 | ebook



It couldn’t be enough.

Greedy

Sano is high-maintenance.

Romance/Introspection | Saitou & Sano | Rated 1 | Canon setting, POV: Saitou in first person present tense, Fluff, Established relationship for main couple(s), Queer Saitou, Queer Sano
| 247 words | Written 05/2004 | ebook / audio recording



It might not be so bad if we weren’t outside in the rain, and he wasn’t such a complete bastard.

Gold Eyes False

When Sano is forced to live a day as Saitou and Saitou is forced to observe, the resulting realizations are nothing like what they expect.

Humor/Drama/Romance/Adventure (Comic) | Saitou & Sano, Other relationship(s) briefly implied | Rated 4 | Extremely ugly art, Canon setting, Language (general/religious), Sex (explicit), Violence, Supernatural occurrences, Get-together story for main couple(s), Queer Chou, Queer Saitou, Queer Sano
| 100 pages | Completed 07/2007 | For FarStrider | ebook



The wolf didn’t think anyone could hold the amount of alcohol it would take to confuse him this badly and still be standing, let alone walking.

Head Injury

Regarding a one-night stand between Saitou and Sano, there’s some confusion that takes a little time to work out.

Drama/Romance | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Saitou/Sano, Language (general/religious), Sexuality/sexual references, Saitou is still alive, Surprise/forced kissing, Consent issues, Get-together story for main couple(s), Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 3,643 words | Written 09/2005 | ebook



If it didn’t get any worse than laundry, he felt the rewards were well worth it.

Heart on a Clothesline

Over chores, Sano reflects on his relationship with Saitou.

Introspection | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Saitou/Sano, Language (general), Sexuality/sexual references, Established relationship for main couple(s), Relationship dynamic I don’t like, Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 1,933 words | Written Fall 2001 | My very first Saitou & Sano fic | ebook



“You want to learn better defense to impress Himura,” he summarized, “as your inevitable infatuation with him has finally developed.”

He Can Be Taught

Before Sano confesses his love to Kenshin, he needs to get his attention and impress him, and therefore appeals to Saitou to teach him defense… but Saitou may teach him more than that.

Drama/Romance/Adventure/Introspection | Kenshin & Sano (implied, primary), Saitou & Sano (primary), Kaoru & Kenshin | Rated 4 | Language, sex | 44,763 words | Completed 10/2013 (Rewrite of 2002 story) | ebook / audio recording



He could already hear Tokio’s comment: “So you just woke up one day and decided you liked this kid?”

Helpless

Badly wounded after his escape from Shishio’s fortress, Saitou finds his life unexpectedly in Sano’s hands.

Drama/Romance/Adventure/Introspection | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Saitou/Sano, Language (general), Wounds/wound treatment, Get-together story for main couple(s), Saitou is still alive, Sano pursues Saitou, Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 4,583 words | Written 10/2007 | ebook



“Sooner or later, whoever’s behind the usurpation will have to make some kind of ‘divine’ display affirming his claim to the throne… Having my own source of miracles will even the playing field somewhat.”

Heretic’s Reward

Orchard-hand Sano is pulled from his small-town life to assist royal knight Hajime in restoring the usurped throne to Kenshin, the rightful king.

Adventure/Drama/Romance/Introspection | Saitou & Sano (primary), Hiko & Sano, Aoshi & Soujirou, Hiko & Katsu, Other relationship(s) briefly implied, Friendship: Katsu & Sano | Rated 3 | Alternate universe (fantasy world), Filler references, POV: Sano, Language (general/religious), Sexuality/sexual references, Violence, Wounds/wound treatment, Drug use (described), Incest (referred to), Major and Minor character death (described), Religion, Get-together story for main couple(s), Relationship(s) prior to main, Queer Saitou, Gay Sano, Pansexual Hiko, Queer Kenshin | 92,653 words | In progress, last updated 09/2017



Somehow Hajime had been adapting to Sano’s shields even as Sano had been learning to erect them. They’d been growing together, specifically alongside each other.

His Own Humanity:
Seeing Red

Sano can usually deal with angry shades, but the one that’s currently haunting him is a little different. And though he and the exorcist he’s been referred to manage to solve the problem by the end of Spring Break, it’s a week that may lead to difficult choices.

Drama/Adventure/Introspection | Saitou & Sano (implied), Kaoru & Kenshin | Rated 2 | Language, offscreen major character death, AU | 76,251 words | Completed 04/2013 | ebook



Hajime had been working to resign himself to the fact that this friendship was a temporary arrangement.

His Own Humanity: Fast Decisions

A brief look at how Sano and Hajime are doing a couple of months after Seeing Red.

Drama/Introspection | Saitou & Sano (implied) | Rated 2 | Language, AU | 5,555 words | Written 05/2013 | ebook / audio recording



Whether this whole thing he was entering upon wasn’t or wouldn’t become an elaborate deception, he didn’t know.

His Own Humanity: Guest Room Soap Opera

An uncertain situation pushes Sano into confessing what he’s been holding back since he and Hajime met, and Sano’s confession pushes Hajime into something he didn’t expect.

Drama/Romance/Introspection | Saitou & Sano | Rated 4 | Language, sex, AU, Gundam Wing characters | 14,678 words | Written 05/2014 | ebook



Is it normal to try endlessly to untangle the dynamics of a relationship that was destined from the beginning to be twisted and confusing?

Hopeless Cause

Kenshin is selflessly supportive when he’d rather be severe, or at least supplicating.

Drama/Romance/Introspection | Saitou & Sano (implied), Kenshin & Sano (implied) | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Kenshin in first person present tense, Language (general/religious), Primarily conversation, Angst, Pining, Disapproval of the Saitou/Sano relationship, Queer Kenshin, Queer Sano | 1,995 words | Written 10/2008 | ebook / audio recording



“He’d never find out,” Chou cajoled. “It’d be real easy.”

How Chou Got Fired

Trying to steal from your boss is never a good idea… especially when your boss is Saitou and what you’re trying to steal is his boyfriend.

Drama/Romance | Saitou & Sano, Chou & Sano (implied) | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Sano, Language (general), Sexuality/sexual references, Violence, Primarily conversation, Established relationship for main couple(s), Queer Chou, Queer Sano, Queer Saitou | 2,058 words | Written 06/2008 | ebook



“You need to learn the difference between persistence and stubbornness.”

How Many Days

Sano’s grudge against Saitou appears to have kicked into overdrive, but can he make his point?

Drama/Adventure | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Saitou, Language (general), Violence, Wounds/wound treatment, Physical fighting between Saitou and Sano, Queer Saitou | 753 words | Written 10/2006 | ebook



“Doesn’t it mean anything to you that I love you? Are you gonna make me go forever not knowing what I mean to you?”

I Dream I Know Not How

Saitou’s ghost seems to be haunting Sano, and Sano is coming a little unhinged as he realizes it’s too late for anything between them.

Drama/Adventure/Introspection | Saitou & Sano (implied) | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Sano, Language (general/religious), Major character death (referred to), Angst, Psychological torment, Suicide (attempted), Disapproval of the Saitou/Sano relationship, Pining, Ambiguous relationship status for main couple(s), Queer Sano, Oops I broke Sano | 7,505 words | Written 05/2006 | For MsJadey | ebook / audio recording



It was a phrase he’d always hated, even before this Sano thing had started, back when he’d thought he had no use for love.

“I Love You Too”

There’s a certain phrase Saitou dislikes, but the one he’d rather say gives him even more trouble.

Romance/Introspection | Saitou & Sano, Other relationship(s) briefly implied | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Saitou, Sexuality/sexual references, Established relationship for main couple(s), Gay Saitou, Queer Sano | 689 words | Written 12/2007 | ebook



“I heard somewhere that sometimes guys get turned into wolves under the full moon…”

Imaginary Moon

Sano’s romantic night with Saitou is completely perfect, except for one little detail.

Drama/Romance | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Sano/Saitou, Language (general), Sexuality/sexual references, Abusive Saitou, Established relationship for main couple(s), Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 2,115 words | Written 09/2008 | ebook



“He can question me however he wants.”

Inappropriate Methods

Certain interactions between Saitou and Sano, taken slightly out of context, may get Saitou in trouble at work.

Drama/Humor | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Saitou, Sexuality/sexual references, Language (general/religious), Consent issues, Importunate/insensitive Sano, Sano pursues Saitou, Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 2,700 words | Written 08/2007 | ebook



“You may have a chance with Himura, but the stalking has got to stop.”

In-Law

Aoshi receives relationship advice and gossip from an unexpected source.

Drama/Introspection | Aoshi & Kenshin (implied, primary), Saitou & Sano (implied), Other relationship(s) briefly implied | Rated 1 | Canon setting, POV: Aoshi, Fluff, Primarily conversation, Queer Aoshi, Queer Saitou | 1,813 words | Written 11/2014 | ebook



Whether a disappointed, unkissed Kamatari is better for me than a happy one who’s attained his disturbing goal, I can’t quite say.

Irresolute

Kamatari’s New Year’s Eve tradition of collecting kisses from every guy at the party is likely to bother Katsu a lot more this year, now that he’s realized he’s in love with him.

Drama/Introspection/Humor | Kamatari & Katsu (implied, primary), Shishio & Yumi, Aoshi & Misao, Saitou & Sano, Additional unlisted pairing(s) | Rated 2 | Language, sex, AU | 7,358 words | Written 01/2004 | For Aletsan | ebook



“Do you really think I’m gonna let you die without me?!”

It’s Enough

With the world falling to pieces around them, the truth comes out.

Drama/Romance/Adventure | Saitou & Sano | Rated 1 | Canon setting, POV: Sano/Saitou in present tense, Major character death (implied), Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 410 words | Written 07/2006 | ebook



This wasn’t a topic that would normally make the least bit of difference to Saitou.

Just That Bored

Saitou tries to keep himself from dying of boredom by looking for the answer to a seemingly unimportant question.

Introspection/Humor | Saitou & Sano (implied), Additional unlisted pairing(s) | Rated 1 | Canon setting, POV: Saitou, Fluff, Gimmickry | 1,343 words | Written 01/2006 | ebook



He had to chuckle (and wince) at the memory of the silly conversation.

List (Mobile Without Motive)

A list of traits Sano wants in a lover unexpectedly means a lot more to him now that he’s no longer drunk.

Introspection | Saitou & Sano (implied) | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Sano, Language (religious), Disapproval of the Saitou/Sano relationship | 1,119 words | Written 03/2006 | ebook



“What the fuck else could make Saitou be that nice?”

Magic

Chou isn’t sure why his account of Saitou’s recently improved mood is such good news to Sano.

Drama | Saitou & Sano (implied), Friendship: Chou & Sano | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Chou, Sexuality/sexual references, Language (general), Primarily conversation | 999 words | Written 07/2008 | ebook



“So he thinks he can bribe me, huh?”

“Make Me!”

Sano is very bored. This is bound to annoy Saitou after not too long.

Introspection/Adventure | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Sano, Language (general), Sexuality/sexual references, Established relationship for main couple(s), Importunate/insensitive Sano, Queer Sano | 596 words | Written 03/2007 | ebook



Damn that distracting boy of his. He was definitely going to get it.

More Than Just His Scent

Saitou’s uniform smells like Sano, who has (for some reason) been wearing it.

Introspection | Saitou & Sano | Rated 1 | Canon setting, POV: Saitou, Established relationship for main couple(s), Fluff, Pining, Queer Saitou | 685 words | Written 12/2007 | ebook



He was a little miffed at the drunken mercenary that had somehow, beyond all reason, tempted him into doing this right in the middle of an undercover assignment.

Naked Rooftops

After (what should have been) a pretty simple assignment takes an unexpected turn, an ambiguous couple in an unusual situation must work out how they got here and what to do next.

Drama/Adventure | Saitou & Sano | Rated 3 | Alternate timeline, POV: Saitou/Sano, Language (general), Sexuality/sexual references, Violence, Sano pursues Saitou, Queer Saitou, Pansexual Sano | 10,439 words | Written 03/2017 | For plaidshirtjimkirk | ebook



From the moment Saitou had stepped into that dojo knowing more than Shinomori did, a subdued air of competition had reigned between them and marked their every meeting.

No Reservations

Has Aoshi really invited Saitou to a private interview because he has case-related information? Or is this a complicated cover for something else entirely?

Drama | Aoshi & Saitou | Rated 4 | Sex, dub-con | 3,393 words | Written 02/2007 | ebook



At first it still felt a little odd to be kissing Chou, of all people, but that was only before the grinding started.

One Nightfall

Chou and Sano don’t like each other; they just want to have sex. Being forced to endure each other’s company as they attempt to find a place to do the deed makes for an interesting night.

Drama/Adventure/Humor | Chou & Sano (primary), Hiko & Saitou | Rated 4 | Worse language than usual (gendered and slut-shaming), sex | 6,556 words | Written 10/2005 | Based on the movie Trick | ebook



“I know this is an Aku Soku Zan thing too,” Sano went on in a more serious tone, “but you gotta sleep sometime.”

Pattern

Saitou thinks he needs to keep working on a case all night; Sano thinks he needs something else.

Drama/Romance/Introspection | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Saitou, Language (general), Sexuality/sexual references, Established relationship for main couple(s), Primarily conversation, Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 729 words | Written 09/2007 | For TsukiNekoSama | ebook / audio recording



A mostly naked Sagara Sanosuke was standing thoughtfully at one end of a dark bedroom.

Persuasive Monologue

Sano conducts a little experiment to see if he can talk Saitou into a certain frame of mind.

Drama | Saitou & Sano | Rated 3 | Language, sex | 858 words | Written 05/2004 | ebook



Tokio was perfectly capable of finding alternate sources of entertainment, and routinely did so when he was otherwise occupied. She would never have come bothering him if Sano had been here.

Pillow Talk

Saitou and Sano have very influential women in their beds.

Drama/Romance/Introspection | Saitou & Sano, Saitou & Tokio | Rated 2 | Language, sex | 7,270 words | Written 07/2010 | ebook / audio recording



“As a doctor, I cannot recommend strenuous sex so soon after an injury.”

Prescription

Sano is closer to recovering from his recent wound than Megumi thought to find him, and Saitou is curious.

Drama | Saitou & Sano (implied) | Rated 3 | Language, sex, something like voyeurism | 742 words | Written 06/2006 | ebook



“Do you believe Sanosuke had any connection with his father’s illegal dealings?”

The Prevention of Gross Injustice

As evidence is heard about Sanosuke’s treasonous father, so is the story of Sanosuke’s involvement with the undercover agent that brought that treason to light.

Drama/Romance/Adventure | Saitou & Sano | Rated 3 | Language, sex, discussion of rape, AU | 8,405 words | Written 02/2016 | ebook



If the rain’s depressing, don’t sit out in it: it’s that simple.

Rainfall

Sano knows he should be happy with Saitou, but it’s just not that simple.

Drama/Introspection | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Language, sex, angst, seriously this story is so depressing | 554 words | Written 10/2005 | For imillien | ebook



Random Stuff

A meme focused on Saitou & Sano

The 1sentence challenge for Saitou & Sano

A prompt-based ficlet about Hiko

Rated 2 | Language, sex



I always take a cold shower the morning after. I’ve found it’s just a good idea.

The Reaction I Always Have

Sano worries about his unsatisfying affair with Saitou and when it may end.

Introspection | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Language, AU, angsty fluff | 1,708 words | Written 11/2007 | ebook



“It’s your own fault.”

Responsibility

Kaoru is a little dense when it comes to what’s going on in Sano’s life.

Drama | Saitou & Sano | Rated 4 | Language, sex | 1,047 words | Written 05/2006 | ebook



You have just entered room “Kaoru’s Chat Room.”

RKAIM

Now see how many conversations you can follow at once.

Humor (Fictional AOL Instant Messenger chatroom transcript) | Rated 2 | Chatroom-style inappropriate language, including homophobia, ableism, gendered pejoratives, etc. | 2,805 words | Written 12/2003 | ebook



It didn’t seem the type of day for the fulfillment of secret desires.

A Run of Good Luck

Sano discovers something about Saitou that he would have thought impossible.

Drama | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Language | 1,159 words | Written 06/2006 | ebook / audio recording



“I can’t love anyone else! Don’t fucking throw me off like this; I’ll never find anyone else I want like I want you!”

Rurouni’s Kiss

What will it take to convince Saitou to allow Sano into his life?

Drama/Romance/Introspection | Saitou & Sano (primary), Kenshin & Sano (primary, implied), Additional unlisted pairing(s) | Rated 3 | Language, sex | 5,253 words | Written 01/2003 | ebook



It seemed so random, and he’s just not a random type of guy. So I’ve been paying attention — making a study of it, you might say.

Saitology

A very important branch of scientific study. For Sano, anyway.

Introspection | Saitou & Sano | Rated 1 | 1,364 words | Written 05/2013 | ebook



“I had no idea you were into this kind of stuff.”

Saitou’s Secret Fetish

Sano is a bit surprised by Saitou’s tastes.

Drama | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Language, sex | 242 words | Written Spring 2003 | ebook



Salt

Breakfast is sometimes a challenge in the Oniwaban household.

Adventure/Introspection | Aoshi & Hannya | Rated 1 | Alternate universe (modern U.S.), POV: Hannya, Established relationship for main couple(s), Queer Aoshi, Queer Hannya | 1,910 words | Written 10/2017 | For Crying leb



“I can’t sleep. I’m scared.”

Sano’s Secret Fear

Saitou is a bit surprised by Sano’s greatest concern.

Drama | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Language, sex | 936 words | Written 11/2003 | ebook



There was no logical reason for the attraction.

Serious Risks to Your Health

Saitou may, in fact, be a fag. Sano’s not so sure about this whole smoking thing.

Introspection | Saitou & Sano (implied) | Rated 2 | Language | 1,097 words | Written 07/2006 | ebook



Saitou has a thing for sunrises, and watching them brings out his (for lack of a better term) nice side.

Silent Sunrise

Sano reminisces on the circumstances that finally brought him and Saitou together.

Introspection/Drama | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Language | 1,348 words |Written 12/2007 | ebook



Such too was Sano.

Silly and Pointlessly Difficult

Something Sano does makes Saitou wonder briefly, but then he gets it.

Romance | Saitou & Sano | Rated 1 | Canon setting, POV: Saitou, Gimmickry, Established relationship for main couple(s), Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 198 words | Written 6/2017



If Saitou had really been forced to decide which of them annoyed him more, he would probably have had to flip a coin.

The Solution

Three men. Two rivals. One complicated problem.

Drama/Introspection | Chou & Saitou (implied), Saitou & Sano (implied), Additional unlisted pairing(s) | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Saitou, Language (general), Primarily conversation, Pining, Sano pursues Saitou, Asexual Saitou, Queer Chou, Queer Sano | 2,531 words | Written 10/2017 | For plaidshirtjimkirk



When had he starting thinking of their convenient-sex arrangement in relationship terms?

State of Attire

Saitou doesn’t care at all if Sano spends the night with someone else. Really.

Drama/Romance/Introspection | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Language, sex | 1,072 words | Written 02/2007 | ebook



He’d long since tired of interrogation about his relationship with Saitou, and had taken to asking prying questions of his own in return.

Substantiated

Sano and Katsu work through how they feel about some things.

Drama/Introspection | Katsu & Megumi (implied), Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Language | 3,930 words | Written 09/2014 | ebook



The absurd discussion dragged on and on and on; the man at the other end must either be phenomenally stupid or enjoying the joke just as much as Sano was.

Subtext

When the victim of Sano’s prank texting turns out to be an intimidating cop, Sano’s friends are every bit as amused as Sano is terrified.

Drama/Humor | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Language, sex, AU | 3,156 words | Written 06/2010 | For Franzeska | ebook



He’s sixteen, dammit, and I’m twenty-seven! Eleven years’ difference.

This Summer, Every Summer

Yahiko comes to terms with his feelings for Kenji by observing another couple.

Drama/Introspection | Kenji & Yahiko (implied), Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Language, sex | 2,084 words | Written Summer 2003 | ebook



“Looks like I got myself some competition,” Sano yawned.

Threesome?

Sano’s not the only one interested in Saitou’s attention tonight.

Drama/Adventure | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Language, sex | 1,469 words | Written 01/2007 | ebook



“You really think I’m a stupid, immature, weak little kid, don’t you?”

Two, Five, or Twenty

Both Sano and Tokio wonder why Saitou stays with Sano.

Drama | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Language | 656 words | Written 10/2005 | For Dedra | ebook / audio recording



But wasn’t this exactly what he’d just been wishing for?

Unconventional Gift

It’s all right to be unskilled at romance.

Drama/Romance/Adventure/Introspection | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Alternate universe (modern U.S.), POV: Sano, Language (general), Violence, Physical fighting between Saitou and Sano, Pining, Sano pursues Saitou, Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 1,972 words | Written 02/2009 | ebook



He doesn’t even understand me. Why am I here?

Vicissitude

Sano isn’t sure why he goes to Saitou after a bad day.

Drama/Adventure/Introspection | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Sano in first person present tense, Language (general), Physical fighting between Saitou and Sano, Established relationship for main couple(s), Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 510 words | Written 05/2009 | ebook / audio recording



“Oh, good, I hoped you’d still be up,” was Kaoru’s greeting.

“Video Games”

Sano and Kaoru are up late doing completely different things.

Drama | Saitou & Sano (primary), Kaoru & Kenshin, Friendship: Kaoru & Sano | Rated 2 | Alternate universe (modern U.S.), POV: Sano, Language (general), Primarily conversation, Established relationship for main couple(s), Queer Saitou, Queer Sano, Straight Kaoru | 893 words |Written 05/2006 | ebook



…he’s got nobody to spend Christmas with… he pretends not to care, but you should hear him bitching about the Christmas music on the radio…

Where the Love-Light Gleams

Saitou isn’t terribly pleased at the approach of Christmas and the winter break; Sano thinks he knows the reason and what to do about it.

Drama | Saitou & Sano (implied) | Rated 2 | Language, AU | 2,789 words | Written 12/2008 | ebook



“What’s the point coming to a party if you’re not even gonna have fun?”

Wrestling

Sano knows exactly how to get Saitou’s attention in exactly the way he wants it.

Drama | Saitou & Sano | Rated 2 | Canon setting, POV: Saitou/Sano, Language (general), Fluff, Established relationship for main couple(s), Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | Written 10/2005 | 1,126 words | For Ladyames | ebook



Why did he treat him like that, like he cared about him, then leave him with a promise he couldn’t possibly fulfill?

You Won’t Regret It

Having been slaves for most of their lives, they know that love is both a luxury and a weakness they can’t afford; with Sano obsessing over a guard and Katsu enchanted by a newly-arrived fellow slave, however, they may not be able to help themselves. But something bigger than that is going on around them, and their growing feelings may be the least of their problems.

Drama/Romance/Adventure/Introspection | Saitou & Sano (primary), Katsu & Soujirou (primary), Kaoru & Kenshin (implied) | Rated 3 | Language, violence, sex, rape, consent issues, angst, very shallow treatment of serious concepts, AU | 42,314 words | Completed 12/2009 (Rewrite of 2002 story) | ebook



These people Saitou and Sanosuke, they’re not him and me, and we don’t live in Japan, and none of this has anything to do with our relationship.

漸進的 な 会得 – Gradual Understanding

A string of bizarrely realistic dreams in a language he doesn’t speak about some old-timey Japanese people has absolutely nothing to do with his relationship and possible break-up with his boyfriend, no matter how much Sano and Saitou remind him of the two of them.

Drama/Romance/Adventure/Introspection | Saitou & Sano, Additional unlisted pairing(s) | Rated 2 | Language, violence, sex, 日本語 | 11,401 words | Written 09/2006 | For FarStrider | ebook / audio recording



5 Replies to “Rurouni Kenshin Fanfiction Index (Detailed)”

  1. I love all your Saitou and Sanosuke and so glad that you’ve written so many stories about them. I can’t wait for you to post the new one.

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