Cog in the Machine » by lalalei Many souls come to Hadestown for many reasons, and you're the newest arrival. Follow your own path to paradise or road to ruin as you step into a worker's boots, from the journey to Hadestown to the work you're assigned, and don't forget to have drinks at a certain speakeasy. Linear story with choose-your-own-adventure elements.
K+, English, Adventure & Drama, chapters: 22, words: 6k+, 10/22, Hades, Persephone, Orpheus, Factory Workers
Stargazing by lalalei When everything began, the Fates were close behind, and they watched the gods, men, and the stars alike.
K+, English, words: 630, favs: 1, follows: 1, 10/9, Hades, Persephone, Hermes, The Fates
Bring Him Comfort by lalalei The first time he turns, there is no song of comfort for Orpheus, only his own grief and lament at losing Eurydice. As he wanders the world alone, however, the faint sound of music begins to take shape. Set between Vermont Hadestown and the 2010 concept album.
K+, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 922, favs: 1, follows: 1, 9/7, Persephone, Orpheus, Eurydice, The Fates
1 The Songs People Sing by lalalei What starts as a simple plan to sneak into Hadestown to see Eurydice leaves Orpheus in danger when he's captured by the Maenads and forced to sing endlessly to provide music for their revels. Hermes, Persephone, and Eurydice venture to rescue him before even Orpheus's voice gives out. Set post-turn.
T, English, Drama & Humor, words: 3k+, favs: 3, follows: 1, 7/28, Persephone, Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes
10Come Home With Me? » by Diva-bruxesca This is just my own retelling of Hadestown really, though nobody dies because I'm not a fan of tragedies even if I decided to cry over this one. Eurydice is a hungry young girl, a runaway from every place she ever been and when a poor boy with a gift to give shows kindness for nothing in return, she thinks she might just stick around a little longer than necessary.
T, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 11, words: 21k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, updated: 7/22 published: 7/3, Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes
When the Weather Turns by lalalei Alone in his office as the weather grows ever colder, Hades awaits Eurydice's success or failure as the unending storm and its song reaches his ears. Based on TheRainbowWillow's fanfic "When Hell Freezes Over," found on Tumblr and Archive of Our Own.
T, English, Drama & Suspense, words: 776, 7/8, Hades, Orpheus, Eurydice
4 Hope Takes Hold » by Elysium94 It's an old song. A sad song. We sing it again, and again. But what if we only need to sing it once more? What if this time around, doubt is pushed away, and hope takes its place? (Post-canon, a conclusive "retelling" of the story)
T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 2, words: 2k+, favs: 5, follows: 4, updated: 7/3 published: 2/17, Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes, The Fates
Songbirds by lalalei In his mechanical aviary, Hades winds a bird, watches the newly-freed Orpheus, and reflects on what to do next. Based on a 2012 workshop draft of Hadestown.
T, English, Drama & Suspense, words: 615, 6/23, Hades, Orpheus
1 Echoing Our Song » by lalalei 'And I am not alone; I hear the rocks and stones echoing our song...' A series of 100 drabbles/short pieces based on the 'Hadestown100' prompt list, inspired by all versions of Hadestown. Complete!
T, English, chapters: 100, words: 17k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, updated: 6/20 published: 5/16, Hades, Persephone, Orpheus, Eurydice
2 Through a Lens by lalalei Orpheus watched the newsreels and read the papers like the rest, learning of Hadestown and its world of promises and power. Thanks to Hermes, he knew half-truths were sometimes more dangerous than lies. A study of the world up top and down below.
K+, English, Drama, words: 984, favs: 2, follows: 1, 4/25, Hades, Orpheus, Hermes
1The Child of Hadestown by erica.phoenix16 When Eurydice discovered that was going to have a baby, it turned Hadestown upside down.
K+, English, Drama & Family, words: 715, favs: 2, follows: 3, 4/14, Hades, Persephone, Eurydice, OC
1 Come Home With Me III by Broken Twisted Lullabies "Come home with me," Eurydice says, the words leaving her mouth the moment she spots him. Orpheus stares at her, no recognition in his eyes. "Who are you?" He asks. / based on druidforhire's Unswayed AU. My take on Come Home With Me III where Eurydice sneaks out of Hadestown to find Orpheus, who has been banished to The Great Beyond for not swaying Hades with his song.
T, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 3, follows: 1, 4/9, [Orpheus, Eurydice]
A Lonesome Road by lalalei Hermes warned Orpheus that the most dangerous dog in the world was Doubt, and it wasn't an idle observation. The messenger god knew from experience.
K+, English, Drama & Angst, words: 1k+, 3/30, Hades, Persephone, Orpheus, Hermes
1 Involvement by lalalei Hermes hadn't meant to get so involved in the couple's fate; at first, he'd even tried to take Orpheus away himself. But over many stories, many lives, he became more involved than he ever thought possible. Character study of Hermes from the earliest Hadestown incarnations to the present.
K+, English, Family & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 2/14, Hades, Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes
1 Flowers by Nuhra In a smoggy world of Hadestown, Eurydice finds herself walking. Having no idea where she plans to she. She only walks with no destination in mind.
K, English, words: 594, favs: 1, 1/17
1 Through the Underground by lalalei Hermes did his best to prepare Orpheus for the treacherous journey to Hadestown, but hearing about it and seeing it are two different things, especially once the walls close behind you. A tale of Orpheus's quest to find Eurydice during and after Wait For Me.
K+, English, Adventure & Suspense, words: 2k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, 1/9, Orpheus, Eurydice, Factory Workers
1 Fair-Weather Friends by lalalei Before she met Orpheus, Eurydice was a runaway who with a motley crew of vagabonds eked out a living, hopping from train to train and town to town. But times were hard, and Eurydice learned the hard way that not everyone would make it to next summer.
K+, English, Friendship & Angst, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 1/9, Eurydice, Factory Workers
1 Grave Among the Flowers by StarRoseColors Five years after the poet sings, Eurydice finds the grave.
K+, English, Hurt/Comfort, words: 414, favs: 1, 1/2
1 Double Shift by lalalei Persephone gets sick up top the summer after Orpheus changed everything, and an extremely worried Hades heads to Demeter's abode to help her get well. Meanwhile, in Hadestown, a tall worker named Zagreus is handed the proverbial keys to the kingdom and must fill in for his boss until he gets back.
K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Humor, words: 3k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 12/28/2020, Hades, Persephone, Eurydice, Factory Workers
2 Eye for an Eye by lalalei The problem with walking out of the Underworld was that, despite Orpheus's best efforts, it stayed with him. Hades considers this a fair trade.
K+, English, Supernatural & Drama, words: 618, favs: 4, follows: 3, 12/24/2020, Hades, Orpheus
1 Vintage by lalalei Persephone's speakeasy housed premium vintages of the world up top, of summer sunshine and autumn winds, of the moon and stars above and the fertile soil below. But the ones sealed in the back, never opened, contained her memories of better times.
K+, English, Romance & Angst, words: 1k+, 12/19/2020, Hades, Persephone, Orpheus, Eurydice
That Town'll Try to Suck You Dry by lalalei Orpheus wasn't the first to enter Hadestown while living, but he was the first to walk out again.
T, English, Horror & Angst, words: 831, favs: 1, follows: 1, 12/13/2020, Hades, Factory Workers
1 Lyre, Liar by lalalei The Lord of the Underworld keeps a lyre in his vault, and the Lady a red carnation in her hair. Or, the 'Hades is Orpheus but older' meme taken literally.
K+, English, Angst & Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 12/8/2020, Hades, Persephone, Orpheus, Eurydice
The Thing with Feathers by lalalei Hope is the thing with feathers, so they say, and insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. To Hermes, they are one and the same.
K+, English, Tragedy & Angst, words: 652, 12/3/2020, Hermes, The Fates
1The World in Our Arms » by bananahhannah She wishes she could remember. He aches to forget. Eurydice and Orpheus are shells of their former selves. What will it take to learn their song again? An old friend? A train? Springtime? Perhaps there is no choice but to write a new song – together.
K, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 3, words: 4k+, favs: 3, follows: 2, updated: 9/3/2020 published: 8/30/2020, Hades, Persephone, Orpheus, Eurydice