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|Synonyms:||comfort fic, comfort!fic, comfort-fic, snifflefic, Sick!fic|
|See also:||WaFF, fluff, hurt/comfort, whump|
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Sickfic is a popular fanfiction hurt/comfort or whump trope, in which one or more characters deals with an illness and another character takes care of them. Sickfics may feature mild illnesses such as allergies or colds, or more severe illnesses that risk character death.
Some illnesses are more common in sickfic than others . Some examples are the common cold/flu, food poisoning, and appendicitis.
Notable examples of sick fic
- The Companion by Arobeebee (방탄소년단|Bangtan Boys|BTS/GOT7/VIXX) currently the fan fiction tagged sickfic with the most hits on Ao3
- Sometimes a Blue Macaw - a Hawaii Five-0 gen story by ariadnes_string
- I Couldn't Sleep by DonRicci - a gen Oliver Queen/Thea Queen stories from Arrow (TV)
- Dance Without Sleeping Series - cancer arcX-Files stories by Lydia Bower
- Long Overdue by hippivickyx (Dean/Castiel College AU)
A special sub-type of sickfics are snifflefics: Stories with very minor hurt, in which the point is the comfort: One character puts another to bed, makes him or her tea, sees him or her comforted and cossetted. It was first used in reference to The Professionals story, "Fevers", by Pam Rose.
Examples of Snifflefic
- In Sickness and in Health by Khiori, a K/S fanfic where Spock caring for Kirk who is ill and is very irritable (2007)
- The Fundamentals of Caring by Braveten; a Yuri!!! on Ice fic where Viktor takes care of Yuuri after the latter becomes sick. It is one of the most popular sickfics on AO3 (2016)
- Just A Little Cold, Archived version, a frostiron fic by STARSdidathing wherin Loki is sick and Tony Stark takes care of him (2020)
Sickfic may also be written to satisfy particular kinks - specifically sneezing kinks and vomiting kinks. Though some of these fics feature characters with that kink and include sexual content, many fics are not sexually explicit and just feature the act itself.
Examples of Kink Fic
- The Right Provocation, a The Hobbit fic
- Anemo Archon's sick day, a Genshin Impact fic
- A Ship For Two, a Zelda fic
- Help Hyung Sneeze, a BTS fic
- Uh...My Bad?, a DabiHawks My Hero Academia fic
- Everything You Have, a Supernatural RPF fic
Archives, Communities & Resources
- works tagged as Sickfic on Archive of our Own
- stories tagged as sickfic on Wattpad
- The Oncology Ward - (Philedom) Specialized archive that features cancer-arc stories
- works tagged as Sickfic on Asianfanfics
- works tagged as sickfic on FanFiction.net
- works found for "sick fic" on Liminal