I HAVE BEEN PREPARING FOR THIS MY WHOLE LIFE
command me to be well by heroics (Figure8)
Cheating death has consequences.
Or the one where Supes comes back a little broken, Bruce involuntarily adopts a bunch of superpowered individuals, and alien invasions bring people closer together.
This is one of the best-written fanfics I have ever come across. Not just for Superbat or for the Batfam, but I genuinely am in love with the prose and the pacing and AAAAAAAA even if you’re not a Superbat fan, I highly recommend reading this one if only because it was so beautifully written.
Love, Changing Tenses by susiecarter
Bruce goes to the funeral as himself for a reason. Not so he can make friends with Mrs. Kent; that part’s an accident. And definitely not so he can posthumously fall for Clark Kent, which is an even bigger accident. But it’s fine. He can handle it.
Until Clark rises from the grave, that is.
This is another beautiful fic, and I am so absolutely in love with this one. This was probably my first Superbat fic that I absolutely fell in love with and honestly, just like command me to be well, I just recommend reading this for the prose, and how well written it is. It’s fanfics like this that keep me motivated to really work on the craft.
Sh*t My Dad Says by FabulaRasa
Dick has an emotional problem and asks Bruce for advice. Because obviously, if you need help with your feelings, you go to Batman.
Many thanks to amanuensis for beta duty!
Do not be fooled by this title - this is not a Funny and Fluffy fic. It’s a happy one, I’ll tell you that, and it’s not as sad as some of the others I’ll recommend, but it was a beautiful, serious story. Idk, maybe that’s just me. But I guarantee you this: it has one of the most evocative scenes I’ve ever come across in any piece of writing. I loved one of the quotes so much I have it memorized in my brain. Desperately, I want to say it here and right now, but you deserve to read it in context.
hold me close, hold me fast by cherripepsy
aka Five Worlds in Which I Die in Your Arms, And the One Where I Don’t
In Dark Knights: Metal, volume 5, the Batman Who Laughs brings up the idea of “multiversal” constants. What if Clark or Bruce dying in the other’s arms (or even together) was a sense of order in the chaos of multiple universes?
I am so ANGRY that this isn’t more popular. This again is very well-written (I think after reading the first three recommendations, you have a sense of the type of writing I’m very much into), and it deserves a whole lot more love and praise than it has right now. Be warned: This isn’t a happy one, folks.
Repeat Your Favorite Mistakes and Love Them All Again by watchingthestars13
“Oh dear,” came Alfred’s surprised voice from the stairs, and all of them turned to look at him. His face was a little pale as he stared at all the boys, Jason’s huge t-shirt, Tim’s dress, Damian wrapped in a spare cape that was in the batmobile. At least Dick was able to fit into Tim’s Red Robin pants, and Jason in Damian’s Robin pants.
Had Bruce been a lesser man, he would’ve said ‘dear god, help’. All it took now was for their eyes to meet before Alfred composed himself.
This? This is what you call TOP QUALITY FLUFF, assholes. This kept me up all night and I was so happy reading it! Baby batboys? ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. FUCKING DESERVING OF ALL OUR LOVE. Once I’m better at drawing, I want to draw my favorite scene from this one.
It Was Always You by TheResurrectionist
Trying to keep your obvious, embarrassing crush from the World’s Greatest Detective is harder than it looks. Actually, as Clark finds out, it’s practically impossible. Especially when you’re genetically inclined to jump his bones.
AKA, the superbat soulmate fic nobody asked for.
This is very VERY cute and I love it so much. It’s also written in Clark’s POV and that makes it so so so much better. A flustered Clark? Valid. A flustered Clark that has a crush on Bruce Wayne who happens to be Batman? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP
The Salmon Incident by CoffioCake
Clark develops a crush on his not-boss, Bruce Wayne, and makes the mistake of asking Batman for dating tips. Cue Benny Hill theme music.
ONCE AGAIN THIS IS SOME TOP TIER FLUFF!!! My kink really is Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent being fuckin dumbasses who don’t know who the other person is. Bet.
two years in the making by knoxoursavior
Bruce’s mornings are usually spent in bed, trying to ignore the pain in his hips and his knees as he finally gets up and answers Alfred’s insistent calls to breakfast. He expects to find Alfred waiting patiently in the kitchen, arms crossed and ready to tie Bruce to a chair if he needs to.
Instead, there’s Clark Kent, eating his toast and drinking his orange juice and decidedly not dead.
Alfred could’ve warned him.
Once again, this is SUPER well-written and I am so in love with it, really. It’s well-written but it isn’t sad and knows how to warm a heart. Definitely highly recommend.
OKAY SO that’s it for now. I have a few more that I could definitely recommend and some I love that I didn’t add here because they’re either abandoned or unfinished so do tell me that’s alright with you. Also because this post was long enough as it is with just the pictures, now I’ve added about eight fics here and I should probably stop before it gets too long and you guys stop reading it.
I was gonna wait until like ?? I finished the fic I’m working on right now (does anyone want to beta or be my emotional support system while I’m writing this??) but I was too excited and I couldn’t.
Anyways! I hope y’all like it and please do tell me if you want more or if you have some recommendations.
P.S. I’m actually looking for a fic I read before but forgot to bookmark. It’s Bruce and Clark in a soul mark AU and all I can remember is that Bruce doesn’t have a mark and neither does Clark (because he’s technically not human) and ??? Idk please help HAHHAHAHAHA also one where Clark wants to propose to Bruce but domestic shenanigans get in the way because they go on a vacation