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A Kenshin Wandering Years Fic Collection

Watsuki sensei left an opening for a wide and free interpretation, especially to fanfiction writers, to imagine what Kenshin had been through between those ten years of his wandering; and the transition from a confused hitokiri to a pacifist Rurouni was left for everyone to think about. So, for a collection of these adventures a.k.a. Wandering years fics written with undeniable quality, this community is formed.

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Journey of Contrition by Scarred Sword Heart reviews
Himura Kenshin leaves behind his life of bloodshed and takes his first awkward steps on the road to redemption. Follow his first year as a Rurouni.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,016 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/18/2012 - Saitou, Kenshin, Katsura - Complete
Dappled Light, Hiding Shadows by amamiya reviews
A wandering years story. Kenshin is in the woods, near Iga. He encounters youthful exuberance, and something a bit more complicated.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,341 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/30/2013 - Complete
For Now by emptyword reviews
[Oneshot] Now that the Bakumatsu is over, a former hitokiri has to learn how to live again. A chance encounter helps him recover his soul. The story of our favorite wanderer with a Buddhist twist.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,343 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/22/2007 - Kenshin, Battousai - Complete
Wrongful Accusation by xZig-zagx reviews
Trouble already finds Kenshin just as he begins his wandering. When he stops to try to save a man, he finds that his life may be the one in danger when he unknowingly enters a town that supports the Shogun.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,924 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 11/26/2007 - Published: 7/6/2007 - Battousai, Kenshin
Satsuma: The Wandering Years by omasuoniwabanshi reviews
Fresh from the battlefield of Toba Fushimi, Kenshin finds himself in Satsuma where he stumbles across an unexpected opportunity to do a good deed, but will it come back to haunt him? Completed.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,225 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 9/30/2008 - Published: 9/7/2008 - Kenshin
Sojourn in a Post Town by omasuoniwabanshi reviews
Kenshin begins wandering after the Battle of Toba Fushima and stumbles across a mystery in a small town. Completed.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 7 - Words: 24,239 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 2/25/2007 - Published: 1/5/2007 - Kenshin
Guidance by Henrika reviews
Terry McElrath's gift fic. An iris is more beautiful in the rain. And this iris reminded him of her smile.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 738 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/7/2006 - Kenshin, Tomoe - Complete
Aftermath by PraiseDivineMercy reviews
In nearly every episode and fanfic, our dear rurouni arrives at just the right moment to pummel the thugs of the week into the ground in a flash of reverseedged steel... But what happens afterwards?
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 674 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/3/2006 - Kenshin - Complete
Thoughts by shara gurl reviews
As the sun descends, a man walks down a lonely country road, he looks back on the shadows of the past and finds light at the end of the tunnel.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 852 - Reviews: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/10/2006 - Kenshin - Complete
Ichirizuka by older woman reviews
Kenshin from 1868 to 1878. I stick to realism. Starts 'angsty', but will gradually mellow some. The first chapter can stand alone as a oneshot.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 147,887 - Reviews: 344 - Favs: 225 - Follows: 207 - Updated: 1/26 - Published: 1/24/2006 - Kenshin, Battousai
Kokoro No Itami Nakunaru Made Zutto by Hitokiri Gentatsu reviews
Two weeks after leaving the Ishinishi Kenshin’s life begins to change when he discovers the true meaning of the words he wishes to live by in the new Meiji Era. Newly updated! Final chapter now loaded.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 21,843 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 11/13/2001 - Published: 9/20/2001
Will of the Rurouni by Hitokiri Gentatsu reviews
{Final Chapt!}Kenshin spends the winter near a village that holds a deadly secret. Will he be able to hold to his vow or will he be forced to become the hitokiri again?
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 25,956 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 1/29/2002 - Published: 11/25/2001
Under the Shadow by Ayashi1 reviews
Meiji had finally dawned... with the grief of Tomoe's death still fresh in his mind, Kenshin embarks on his new journey as a rurouni... but still with the dark memories of everything that had happened.... KenshinPOV Chapter 5: Touched by an Angel
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,124 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/29/2003 - Published: 6/30/2003 - Kenshin
Incident In A Tavern by omasuoniwabanshi reviews
Random incident from Kenshin's wandering years, told from the POV of a witness. Complete.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,992 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/24/2005 - Kenshin
Fear No Evil by sueb262 reviews
The Battousai leaves the revolution, the Choushu clan, his sword, and his assassin’s ways. Ten years later, the Rurouni shows up in Tokyo, with a sakabatou, a gentle soul, and a fiercely protective heart. This is the journey.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 10 - Words: 23,580 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 10/28/2005 - Published: 4/29/2005 - Kenshin
Scenes from a time by Peacebunnie reviews
The tangled misadventures of a young rurouni. Some mornings it just isn't worth waking up. A series of loosely connected mini fics
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 8 - Words: 5,111 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/27/2005 - Published: 5/11/2005 - Kenshin - Complete
Kenshin Lost at Sea by xZig-zagx reviews
Kenshin boards a ship in an attempt to save the kid who is captive on it he finds that the ship has set sail before he was able to escape The Captain of the ship sees Kenshin fight and wants Kenshin to join him, Kenshin refuses how far will the captain go
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 15,925 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/10/2004 - Published: 4/22/2004 - Kenshin - Complete
Kokoro No Itami Nakunaru Made Zutto: Sanctuary by Hitokiri Gentatsu reviews
{Chapter Six uploaded 10/19}Unexpected circumstances lead Kenshin to meet a Buddhist monk and to make an unplanned trip to Aizu, which is still recovering from its war with the Imperial army.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,766 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 10/19/2002 - Published: 1/30/2002
Divergence by Mir reviews
Set during Kenshin's wandering years, this piece seeks to show his gradual transition from hitokiri to rurouni. A mixture of character sketches and actual plot.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,529 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 5/30/2006 - Published: 9/13/2001 - Kenshin
A Rurouni's Guide to Idiocy by RurouniGochan reviews
The journey from hitokiri to rurouni a mentally angstbusting change. ...Normally. The Oro, the dono suffix, the Sessha... It all had to come from somewhere or rather, someone. A lighter look at how The Rurouni came to be.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 76,449 - Reviews: 769 - Favs: 492 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 11/12/2003 - Published: 4/23/2002 - Kenshin
Rurouni Years by Lucrecia LeVrai reviews
The revolution's finally over and Kenshin struggles to find his answer... picking up several useful skills on the way. Like how to cook, for example. Most importantly, though, he once again learns how to trust people...
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,560 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/24/2003 - Kenshin
Adoration by Wistful-Eyes reviews
There exists a pair of rurouni, one a redhaired man, the other a small girl. Kenshin has never been loved the way Ami loves him, but these happy traveling days are over. A woman, knowing Kenshin's identity and bent on revenge, plots both of their deaths.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 77,092 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 2/12/2006 - Published: 11/14/2003 - Kenshin
Meeting a Legend by benign intent reviews
A young storyteller encounters his favorite subject material, the former hitokiri Battousai.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,056 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 3/6/2005 - Published: 2/15/2005 - Kenshin
Redemption by Vera-Sama reviews
Two years after becoming a wanderer, Kenshin stops a woman from commiting suicide,, and both start on their separate roads to redemption.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,456 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/24/2003
Nobody Important by Heather Logan reviews
Winter, 9 Meiji. Kenshin's wanderings take him to a coastal town. But one man there has seen him before. An ex-samurai comes face-to-face with his past -- and has to choose his future. (complete)
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 38,320 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 14 - Published: 9/19/2004 - Kenshin - Complete
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