Sheldon/Penny: Best of the Abandoned Stories
Best of the Abandoned/Hiatus/WIP Fics

This thread will contain the highest favoured abandoned, hiatus , or Work in progress (WIP) fics at
To be part of this collection:

1. The story was clearly meant to be continued (not they just forgot to mark it complete)
2. Work In Progress (WIP) stories have not been updated in the last 12 months.
2. The story must be have been favoured by at least 150 people*

When possible, I will leave a note in the description of abandoned/hiatus fics where I feel a logical finish to the story is.

If you think there is a good stopping part in any of the fics I haven't already noted, please let me know by PM, or by email at

silver Indicates FanFiction BBT Top 200 Favorite.
Stories with Soft Kitty after author denotes HQ member.

*As of 04/01/2018
“There are no scenes more fun to do, I feel like, than the ones between Sheldon and Penny. They are such a wonderful odd couple.” - Jim Parsons
1. The Paradigm Alteration by  FireTigerSo
After a slight head injury, Penny comes to realize how much the boys care for her well-being. She also realizes a certain someone might care more than they let on. Note: Story can be considered complete after they've agree to date in Chapter 25. (Sheldon/Penny)

2. Disproving Penny by MyOwnStar
When Penny tells Sheldon he wouldn't know romance with a woman if it were written in Klingon in front of him, he takes it upon himself to prove otherwise. No one expects the love that follows. DubCon (Sheldon/Penny) (M)

3. The Paradigm Alteration by crossoctopus
In the days after "Saturnalia Miracle 2008," Penny and Sheldon's relationship begins to change. They go with it. Last updated 6/2012 (Sheldon/Penny) (M)

4. Altering Yesteryear by Risknight
None of them are truly happy. Mistakes were made. Wrong paths were taken. One will step up to change all that. WIP (Sheldon/Penny)

5. Here and Now by FLDSMDFR
Penny doesn't like the direction her life is headed so she decides to make some changes, starting with her relationship with Leonard. The backlash is something she wasn't expecting but the end results will help her find all the things in life she always wanted and more. (Sheldon/Penny)

6. Dissociative Identity Quandary by Panda-chan-plays-tennis
Penny notices something strange is going on with her boys. She had no idea what she was dealing with and what she would learn about Sheldon's unmentionable past. Who knew Sheldon was so diverse? (Sheldon/Penny) (M)

7. In My Thoughts, Always by AmeliaJade326
A darker, more adult Big Bang Theory. What Sheldon Cooper wants, he gets, and he will get Penny. No matter what anybody says, including her. (Sheldon/Penny) (M)

8. A Series of Letters by SweetTale4u
A young Sheldon and Penny are forced to participate in a Pen Pal exchange. Is it fate or just dumb luck that has them find each other? In this story they are the same age! AU (Sheldon/Penny)

9. The Experimental Drug Trial by spikespetslayer
NEVER trust Howard Wolowitz when he offers you a pill-Sheldon finds this out the hard way and Penny must help him with the aftereffects. (Sheldon/Penny) (M)

10. StarCrossed Affair by Tjay M
Sheldon has never felt the need to be in a romantic relationship but he's always been attracted to Penny. After a night of Thai food and Wii bowling everything changes. Warning: Dark Sheldon. (Sheldon/Penny) (M)

11. The Summer Expedient by Taran-Wanderer
With Leonard gone for the summer, Penny and Sheldon strike up an agreement that strengthens their growing friendship. But before the summer ends, Sheldon finds himself with deeper feelings for his neighbor than he knows how to contend with.  (Sheldon/Penny)

12. The Progeny Conundrum by texican2436
What happens when you see the person you have been waiting to meet your whole life? you lie of course. How does Sheldon deal with an unexpected addition to his life all while navigating a new relationship with Penny? As Sheldon's life takes a sudden turn and a difficult past comes back he has to find a way to be the person he was meant to be. (Sheldon/Penny) (M)

13. The Vegas Conjugality by WeirdMisty
ON HIATUS When the boys drag Penny to Vegas for a sci-fi convention, she expects the drinking and the gambling. The husband, however, is a surprise.  (Sheldon/Penny)

14. Affectation by tx-fictionqueen
Newly single Sheldon finds himself plagued by urges that were never there before and he discovers an unconventional way to cope. It isn't long before Penny finds herself along for the ride. Dark Sheldon.  (Sheldon/Penny) (M)

15. Letters to Meemaw by Kiaira (Story deleted)
With the death of Sheldon's beloved grandmother, it is Penny who must help her friend cope with the loss of his Meemaw. Yet, can she really consider him just a friend after she discovers just what those letters to his meemaw have been filled with? (Sheldon/Penny)

16. Homo Novus Prime by ForrestersWitch
What if Sheldon really is the first Homo Novus Male? Better yet what if Penny is the first Homo Novus female? Penny is not what she's been pretending to be on so many levels. Thanks to genetics Sheldon's in for a bumpy ride! (AU) (Sheldon/Penny) (M)

17. The Twin Bed Affinity by Mrs Penny Cooper
Sheldon's mother dies, and Penny takes him home to Texas. Some initial P/L, but mostly S/P. (Sheldon/Penny)

18. The Summer Paradigm Shift by SimplyKorra
Penny is falling in love, and emotion she now realizes is a lot like going completely insane. (Sheldon/Penny) (M)

19. A Dictata Philologus by lilseli69
Sheldon is confused. This time, Penny is the teacher. Set after the season 3 breakup. Disclaimer: I own nothing. I am humbled to borrow these characters and have some fun. (Sheldon/Penny) (M)

20. The Talent Showcase by Diana Crescent
Hidden talents that Penny has. (Sheldon/Penny)
21. Analytical And In Love by Jane McBrennen
Sheldon falls for Penny's new roommate over the course of several encounters. (Sheldon/OC)

22. The Hysteria Nomenclature by PrincessButtercup83
Okay, so they're together. Now what? Established. (Sheldon/Penny) (M)

23. The Umbrella Matter by Panda-chan-plays-tenn
Penny and Sheldon are walking down the street when it starts to rain. A shared umbrella makes Penny start to think of 'What if' (Sheldon/Penny) (M)

24. The Theory of Relativity by SRWriting34
After Howard and Bernadette's wedding, Penny must face some hard truths and do some growing up of her own. Easier said than done. A series of unfortunate events can lead to the most fortunate of outcomes (Sheldon Penny) (M)

25. A Pair by NightlyBlueDemons (Story deleted)
When someone makes an assumption about Penny and Sheldon's relationship they realize more that they thought possible! Last updated 11/2012 (Sheldon/Penny)

26. Fever by Demon In The Box (Durinsbride)
Penny is ill, and Sheldon is there to help her. (M)

27. The Laws of Love and maybe Physics by OrsonWells
Sometimes it takes making a few mistakes to get to where you need to be. A re-imagining of S9.  (Sheldon/Penny)

28. Playing With Shadows by muaaimoi
Penny has actual skeletons in her closet and Sheldon doesn't mind sweeping them under the rug so long as Penny's willing to return the favor. Dark humor. Shenny as always. (Sheldon/Penny) (M)

29. The Relationship Complexity by AlexxLove21
Penny finds out Leonard is cheating with Alex she does not get angry and that awakens her to denial she's had about their relationship - So she ends it. The gang finds out exactly who they are. (Sheldon/Penny)

30. The Bombshell by daisychains123
Four mouths dropped. Four pairs of eyes widened. Four controllers fell to the floor. Four men’s lives changed in an instant. (Sheldon/Penny)

31. The Vulcan Realization by SweetTale4u
**On Hiatus** Penny has a secret. Sheldon makes a discovery that will change everything (Sheldon/Penny)

32. You And I by girlggc
This story is about Sheldon and Penny falling in love. It starts the Monday following 7.5 The Workplace Proximity at which point it becomes AU. It's Shenny so if you don't like Shenny than don't read this story!  (Sheldon/Penny)

33. The Cousin Configuration by Anastasia Snape (Story deleted)
Howard's cousin, Ellie, returns to Pasadena when she accepts a job at e gang is impressed by her obvious intelligence and the way she can put Sheldon in his place. Last updated 7/2014 (Sheldon/OC)

34. The Roommate Juxtaposition by SecretMel
At 23 years old, Sheldon decides to look for a roommate and extends his search online. What happens when a naïve 18 year old Penny answers the ad?  (Sheldon/Penny)

35. The Second Chance Conundrum by MD4evaOLTL
Unhappy with the choices he has made in his life, Sheldon resigns to live out the rest of his days mourning the loss of never telling Penny how he felt about her before he lost her to Leonard. If only he could do it all over. It looks like he may just get that chance. Will Sheldon seize his second chance at love? Time Travel (Sheldon/Penny) (M)

36. The Loneliness Paradox by Alarynia
*On Hiatus* Amy gets a new job in Boston, but Sheldon does nothing to stop it. Bernadette has an old friend she hasn't seen in years, who may just be what Sheldon needs to get over Amy. (Sheldon/OC)

37. The Psychic Vortex Continuum by Diana Crescent
10 things Penny knows exist. This was a response to The Psychic Vortex. I thought Penny needed a little backup.  (Sheldon/Penny)

38. I Used to Know by HeroOFMine
We all know how the first episode of TBBT went and how it led up to Leonard and Penny, but what if Penny was actually interested in Sheldon, but a jealous Leonard trifled with her feelings? How long would it the quirky BS, MS, MA, Ph.D., Sc.D. man to win?  (Sheldon/Penny)

39. On the Road by muaaimoi
Penny is ready to leave Pasadena behind. She just has some unfinished business before she can leave. How far will Sheldon go to convince her to stay? S/P. Deviates from right before The Tangerine Factor, season one.  (Sheldon/Penny)

40. The Quest for Penny by MmeMoirae
For five years Dr. Sheldon Cooper has been plotting for his greatest quest – the capture of Queen Penelope – while an unsuspecting Penny has been trying to grasp onto the expanding feelings for the man she never expected. (Sheldon/Penny)

41. Singularity by Demon In The Box (Durinsbride)
When Sheldon is injured, Penny runs to his side… (M)
42. For Her by Johsel
Penny does the unthinkable and Sheldon will do anything to get her back- Character death - Last updated 8/2014 (Sheldon/Penny) (M)

43. Howl by muaaimoi
Being a werewolf isn't so bad. At least not when you can control yourself, but what do you do when some one makes it so you can't? Claim them as your mate of course. Last updated 8/2016 (Sheldon/Penny) (M)

44. Infinite by MyOwnStar
Sheldon & Penny share WAY MORE than friendship in this sexy adventure that takes them through parallel universes they both encompass, through a machine Sheldon's created-but what happens to them when the machine is messed with before they return? AU. Last updated 5/2012 (Sheldon/Penny)

Links last checked on: 07/01/2019
“There are no scenes more fun to do, I feel like, than the ones between Sheldon and Penny. They are such a wonderful odd couple.” - Jim Parsons

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