If you’re looking for the most popular Reylo fanfiction, you’ve come to the right post!
Countless fans have hoped for a romance between Kylo Ren and Ray in the Stars Wars series.
And although this probably can’t happen in the official Star Wars canon, many fanfic authors have written about this romance.
If you search this tag on Archive of Our Own and sort by the most hits, these are some of the most popular Reylo fanfics!
1. A Reylo Fic
This Reylo fic is a bit of a troll.
It only has 12 words!
That said, it is one of the most popular stories by the number of hits on AO3.
Thus, I wanted to include it here for the sake of completeness.
But don’t expect much from this fanfic except maybe a laugh!
2. World In My Eyes
In this story, we read more about the connection between Kylo and Rey.
This connection was created by Snoke and created a way for Kylo and Rey to enter each other’s minds.
They communicate without having to be together.
And even though this is not what Rey wants at first, the two start to grow close to each other.
This story really is a slow burn as they call it.
There is a lot of tension between the two of them, including some sexual dreams.
In total there are 22 chapters and the story amassed over 251,000 hits already.
This story starts with Rey finding out she is pregnant.
The only problem is, she has never done anything that can make her pregnant.
At least, not that she can remember.
So then, who is the father?
And that is where this story gets really creative and interesting.
All the characters we know and love from the original movies are in this story.
Not only do Leia and Chewbacca play a part, but also Finn and Poe are present.
The story has 68 chapters and in the last chapter, we make a fifteen-year leap.
The writing style is really nice and that shows in the well over 215,000 hits.
4. Like Young Gods
In this story, we see all the characters we know from the last Star Wars movies.
But the twist is that the setting is a school.
Rey and Ben are studying together and are being taught by Luke and other Jedi.
The writer made the conclusion that it is basically Hogwarts with lightsabers.
Even at this young age, Rey and Ben are drawn to each other.
Ben isn’t really Kylo Ren (yet) and Rey is this wild girl he just doesn’t know how to handle.
This story was written back in 2016 and has amassed over 209,000 hits already.
5. Within Monsters
The writer in this story has rewritten the first meeting between Rey and Kylo Ren.
This makes the whole origin story of their relationship very different from the movie.
Here Rey joins a tech company and joins them onboard the Finalizer.
She has heard many tales about the leader Kylo Ren, but not until she actually meets him does she know what impact he will have on her life.
It is a very unique take on the story and the execution of the tale itself is really nice.
This way you get a feeling of what is going on in Rey’s head when she eventually meets Kylo Ren.
But also what effects this meeting has on both of their lives.
So if you are looking for a different twist on this couple, then make sure to check out this fanfic.
6. To Kingdom Come
This is the sequel to “Like Young Gods” (number 4 in this list).
After ‘that’ moment between Rey and Ben a lot of things have happened.
In this story, Ben is no longer but Kylo Ren has a chance of redemption.
The writer explains this story as a mash-up between The Force Awakens and a few Expanded Universe events.
It actually takes place during the Second Galactic Civil War and Rey is on her way to join the Jedi against the First Order.
There are 31 chapters and an Epilogue.
And this is the end of the “Sword of the Jedi” series.
7. The Moon, The Sun, The Star in Between
This story continues after the bond between Rey and Kylo Ren has formed.
Rey doesn’t know how to deal with a Force bond with her enemy.
And then the Force bond breaks and leaves her behind even more devastated.
In this story, there is also the pregnancy storyline.
And as with all the Skywalker children, the parents don’t have a healthy relationship.
There are 24 chapters to the story with a beautifully written ending.
This makes it feel complete and a good finish to a great story.
8. A Collision of Stars
Rey is doing everything she can to save Finn but she can’t manage it on her own.
With the reluctant bond between Kylo Ren and Rey, Kylo Ren feels obligated to help her.
The love/hate relationship between Rey and Kylo Ren is described in an amazing way.
And it makes you feel thrown in every direction not knowing if you want them to be together or not.
It is a true slow-burn story and the writer really builds this up in a great way.
Even though it is a Reylo fanfiction it takes a long time before they actually come together.
But it is all worth the wait.
The story is told in 57 long chapters and is a great Reylo fanfic if you enjoy the slow burn.
9. In My Bloodstream
This is a different twist in this Reylo fanfiction because it actually starts with Rey and Poe kissing.
Rey isn’t sure how to deal with this and it also makes her realize Poe isn’t the person she really wants.
The rest of the story really goes in very different directions because Rey doesn’t know how to deal with her own feelings.
And so she keeps pushing Kylo away and then pulling him back, all adding to his frustration.
This also makes it a bit of a slow-burn, but not as much as the previous story.
There are some smutty/spicy elements, but it isn’t the main element of the story.
There are 14 actual chapters in the story because the 15th chapter is really a note from the writer.
10. She Who Would Be Queen
This story is completely different from all the others.
Instead of playing it out in the Star Wars world, this story takes place in Imperial Europe.
Rey is an heir to a noble house and she gets married on her 18th birthday to Kylo Ren.
Kylo Ren is the heir to a great empire but he is trained to rule in a cruel way.
Other characters like Finn and Leia are also in this story, but they all play smaller parts.
Even though Rey and Kylo Ren don’t know each other, they both agree to the marriage both out of duty and in a way to escape the world they are living in.
They do eventually grow more and more toward each other.
And it must be said that some of the later chapters are very spicy and graphic.
So if you are looking for a very original take on the Reylo fandom, then be sure to check out this fanfic.
Reylo Fanfiction: Conclusion
I hope this article has helped you find some popular Reylo fanfics to read!
And if you have questions about this topic, feel free to leave a message in the comments below!
Lastly, if you want to read more about fanfiction on this blog, check out:
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