Somewhere to Belong

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Title: Somewhere to Belong
Author(s): Esselle
Date(s): 2016-03-27
Length: 37k+ words; 4 chapters
Genre: Gods AU
Fandom: Haikyuu
External Links: on AO3

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Somewhere to Belong by Esselle is a Kagehina AU Haikyuu fanfiction.


‘ “I bet,” Tobio growled, “that you can’t even grant wishes at all.”

Hinata smiled, but his expression was terrifying. His eyes were wide and bright, too bright, burning gold. “Is that a challenge?” the little god asked.

Tobio smiled back, and his eyebrows drew down to form a frightening grin of his own. “Yeah. It is.”

The sun god’s hand blurred out, bending him forward, warm fingers pressed to the back of Tobio’s neck.

“Then tell me your wish,” Hinata said in his ear, his breath hot as his lips brushed over Tobio’s skin.’


Once a year, all the villages that follow the way of the sun offer up one of their own to be taken to the sun god's divine temple. Kageyama Tobio, an orphan and loner, never wanted to be chosen—and until the sun god appeared, no one ever wanted to choose him, either. All Tobio wants is to find a place he fits in. What he actually gets is another story entirely.


As of April 2019 the work has over 2.6k kudos and over 700 bookmarks on AO3.

The story This Place in the Sky and The Long Road by the same author are similar God AU works.


i cannot not put this fic into my list of faves. it’s one of my first fics about hq and it really pulled me in! it’s a soulmate au and it definitely pulls on your heartstrings.[1]


  1. ^ 29.11.16