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FANFIC FRIDAY: 10 Avatar: Legend of Korra Angst Fic Recs

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Hello, fanfic readers!

On this second week of Angst May, we bring you fanfic recs of a series we hadn’t done yet: Avatar: Legend of Korra! There’s lots of femslash, drama, and even some fluff and hurt/comfort. Enjoy!


Venti Sized Crush

By: ZoeReed
Summary: Starts from the Tumblr prompt: I’m a barista and you’re the obnoxious customer who comes through and orders a venti macchiato while talking on the phone the whole time so I misspell your name in increasingly creative ways every day AU. Bending gets reintroduced into this modern AU. Korra’s new life as the Avatar, and her blossoming relationship with Asami, are put to the test when a group called the Blue Lotus decides to alter the Avatar.
Rating: Explicit – F/F – Modern AU, Dark Avatar, Fluff, Angst, Drama
Words:
92,607

Recovery

By: SimplyKorra
Summary: Korra’s life was torn apart by the Red Lotus. She was a shell of her former self. Trapped in her own body and struggling to find a way out. Asami was simply trying to sort out her feelings. To understand the desperate need she had to take care of Korra. Post Book Three – If Korra said yes to Asami’s request to follow her to the South Pole.
Rating: Mature – F/F – AU-Canon Divergence, Angst, Disability, PTSD
Words:
67,774

Riches to Rags

By: silkarc
Summary: It’s funny how you can lose everything in just a few days. Asami’s hit rock bottom, she’s hungry, homeless, and in despair. The world has rejected her, because of her family name, because of her father’s crimes. There’s nothing left here for her any more… Or is there? An angsty dual-POV story, set somewhere between our world and the korraverse.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – F/F – Eventual Romance, Angst, Eventual Fluff, Modern World AU, Korrasami-Freeform, Comedy, Drama
Words:
40,491

Protect Me

By: dashpr08
Summary: A retired soldier, Korra has been working as a personal bodyguard for high class people. Finding herself out of a job after her last contract ended she was hired to protect the daughter of Future Industries founder Asami Sato. Has this battle harden veteran met her match with this strong and independent woman?
Rating: Mature – Graphic Depictions of Violence – F/F – AU-Modern Setting, AU-Bodyguard, PTSD, Angst
Words:
41,077

Quick Bright Things

By: LadyRavenEye
Summary: Korra asks Asami to be her fake date to Eska’s wedding. Except Asami has been in love with Korra for years and is pretty sure this can only end badly. Vague modern nonbending AU.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – F/F – Fake Marriage, Humor, Unrequited Love, AU-Modern Setting, Angst
Words:
8,971

Just Drive

By: KorrasamiTrouble
Summary: Korra, an Undercover Cop, must infiltrate a Deadly Gang known as the Red Lotus. The only way to stop them is through a young professional street racer named Sato.
Rating: Mature – F/F, F/M – Romance, Crime, Suspense, Angst, AU-No Bending
Words:
153,620

make me your radio

By: Rikku
Summary: In which Iroh becomes a rabid pro-bending fan, and Bolin learns to dance.
Rating: General Audiences – M/M – Angst, Fluff, Pining
Words:
24,605

Destruct

By: pandamonium
Summary: “Don’t waste your time wondering if we could have been happy,” Kuvira said.
“I won’t,” Opal replied. “I already know the answer.”
Rating: Explicit – F/F – Angst, Romance, Slow Build
Words:
105,208

Safe Harbor

By: DarlingGypsum
Summary: Avatar Korra is broken, ravaged by her torture at the hands of Zaheer and the the Red Lotus. Asami struggles to connect with Korra as she recovers from her injuries on Air Temple Island. (Character Study, Asami POV)
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – F/F – Season 3 Finale, Canon Compliant, Hurt/Comfort, Angst With a Happy Ending, Friendship/Love, Injury Recovery
Words:
12,139

Behind her eyes she’s building skyscrapers

By: clarias
Summary: Asami was there when Korra finally gave in and accepted her parents’ urging to return home. She was with her most of the time. Asami on the day Korra was supposed to return and Asami in the years in between.
Rating: Mature – F/F – Time jump fic, Angst
Words:
5,226


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