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Joined 12-21-06, id: 1185811, Profile Updated: 09-08-13
Author has written 5 stories for Emergency.

I've been a fan of Emergency! since, well, forever. Looking back, I didn't so much have a crush on John Gage as I wanted to be John Gage: saving lives, working with a close-knit crew, having Roy as a best friend, not to mention getting to work in a medical setting. Like so many others, the show seems to have had a huge impact on my life. I have been a respiratory therapist for ages, spent a few years on a helicopter transport team, and my best friend/husband is a fireman/paramedic. Firemen, while certainly human, (perhaps in part because they are only human) seem to epitomize my notions of what a true hero is.

As always, Enfleurage deserves a medal for carving out chunks of her busy life to offer her Beta-finessing-talents. She holds true to the very standards which drew me to her in the first place, yet manages to do it with kindness and humor. Her medal would be engraved with the words "Beta and Beyond", and it would be shiny.


A word of explanation about the series Anagrams Runs Through It All

The title of the series anagrams out to Shall Hunt a Roaming Rug Rat, so each chapter somehow involves a missing or wandering child. Each chapter's title is another anagram of the name of one of the crew members, for example, Chapter 1 uses an anagram of "Michael Stoker" (Hero Calms Tike).

Now, for some optional fun. Most of the children in these stories have names that anagram out to some story-related phrase. You may have to piece the name together, for instance Chapter One's 'rug rat' is Foster Wing. If you are having trouble solving one of these, it will help to consider what the story reveals about the child, or something that happened to the child. For the purposes of this game, a "rug rat" is any child twelve years of age and under. If a child's name is mentioned somewhere in a story, then it has been anagramed. There are anagram-solving sites available on the internet if you choose to use them.

It's important to know that you don't need the solutions to these kid-name-anagrams to follow the stories. They are just added fun for folks who enjoy puzzles.


The Anagram Kids: in order of appearance with anagram solutions printed (backwards)

Foster Wing (sregnif owt)

Parker N. Tellyson (retsknarp ylenol) * Garrett Fauni (tegrat riafnu)

Trisha M Settinger(eramthgin s'rettis a) * Angel Hushons (lruh annog s'ehs) * Tate H. Erbright (rehtaerb thgit)

Daphne Ore (erad enohp) * Shaddie Ore (deroda si eh) * Byron R. Ore (orb yrenro) * Dick Heskins (snihs dekcik) * Tammie Sue Hanie (eitnua ym htiw m'I)

Damon Dudley (dal yddum eno) * Tilde Shay Chefler (flesreh dlihc a tey) * Mistletoe Danton (eman ot s'edliT ton)

Noel Raith (traeh noil) * Amethyst Truegale (rewehc mug yhtlaets) * Wren Read (rerednaw) * Heidi Markens (nediam keirhs) * Spotmop Roer (repoop mrots)


Looking back over these anagram tales I am amazed at the journey. It started with my discovery of anagrams, (something I had never messed around with until John Gage and Chet Kelly started poking at each other during some down-time at the station.) It ended with my final choice of the title for Marco's anagram tale. (Actually, that's a lie. Enfleuage just caught a spelling error while beta'ing Ooze Pain, sending a grateful anagramer back to the drawing board in search of a pair of replacements. 'Told you she deserved a medal.)

In between were some delightful discoveries, some things I'd forgotten, IE: the difference between slope angle and slope percent, some things I never would have thought to research if not for these tales. The history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula while searching for a suitable "road that the county built" comes to mind. I've haunted the LACoFD website and stalked the streets of Carson. I don't believe I will ever be able to view a certain piece of artwork by Sir John Tenniel without a fond smile. I now know where Route 66 is. Never a jazz fan before, I suddenly can, and do sing three or four of Bobby Troup's songs. Like Hank, I had the croonings of David Cassidy and Bobby Sherman stuck in my head for days. I've learned some pretty cool things to say in Spanish. I know more about child abductions in the 70's and 80's than I care to. I know more about the job my husband has quietly dedicated a career to. I know a little bit more about wrestling with words to make them reflect what I am trying to impart; maybe I know a little more about myself.


Emergency! - Labor Day 2013 Challenge

Thanks to all who contributed and read. - NMN

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More Than A Game by SaraiEsq reviews
"It's nothing serious," Mike Stoker says repeatedly. So why won't Chet Kelly and Patty McConnikee believe him? Is it because they both already know that life as a firefighter is more than a game? Follows 'The Call of the Day' and 'BackStories:COTD.'
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 44,181 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 12/10/2013 - Published: 3/2/2013 - M. Stoker
Make-up by KeepMeGoing365 reviews
There are some things Hank will never understand.
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 706 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/3/2013 - H. Stanley - Complete
One Last Run by Ariane Rivendell reviews
2013 Labor Day Challenge fic. Captains Hammer, Hookrader, Van Orden and Stanley, along with Chief Conrad, recall a tragic time in their careers on the eve of one captain's promotion. Rated T for language.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,243 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Published: 8/24/2013 - H. Stanley - Complete
Gageisms by Piscean6724 reviews
When Johnny is injured on his way to work, the crew of Station 51 stand vigil at his bedside while reliving a few of Gage's more humorous rescues. Note: these are all new rescues, none are taken from the series. Mild language.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 12,304 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 7/19/2013 - Published: 1/22/2012 - J. Gage, R. DeSoto - Complete
Black Holes by Enfleurage reviews
It's a slow fall into accepting the unthinkable when it happens
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,580 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 14 - Published: 2/19/2013 - Complete
Annie, Annie, Are You Okay? by The Delirium Threemen reviews
Some new equipment, changes in protocols, combined with Chet and Johnny end up having consequences for poor Annie.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,564 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 7 - Published: 1/29/2013 - C. Kelly, J. Gage - Complete
Over The Edge by The Delirium Threemen reviews
Alone with only himself to rely on, Roy must get out of both the physical and mental chasm he finds himself trapped in.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 60,115 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 1/9/2013 - Published: 12/20/2011 - R. DeSoto
Gethsemane by Bamboozlepig reviews
Sequel to "Angel's Miracle". As Craig Brice's Christmas Eve shift continues, he is forced to face his inner demons, dealing with the revelations and truths he has kept hidden from himself for a long time. [Currently undergoing a rewrite to fix some issues]
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,344 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 14 - Published: 10/26/2012
BackStories: The Call of the Day by SaraiEsq reviews
A series of sketches related to 'The Call of the Day' including the answers to some lingering questions from the main story. Sketches are mostly independent of each other; timing of new sketches dependent on my muse and real life.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 29,014 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 10/26/2012 - Published: 8/21/2012 - M. Stoker - Complete
As We Go by Ariane Rivendell reviews
Captain Hank Stanley experiences severe emotional trauma that leaves him wrestling with a life-altering decision.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 42,530 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 7/29/2012 - Published: 9/9/2011 - H. Stanley
Potluck by sandybeliever reviews
"I don't feel so good." Johnny said simply as he sat back down slowly. Roy still did not want to overreact and cause his young partner to retreat into himself so he sat down quietly and stared at Johnny across the table. "Tell me how you feel, Johnny."
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,994 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/7/2012 - J. Gage, R. DeSoto - Complete
Punctuated by kathey'ssis reviews
Firemen are taught to expect the unexpected and keep an eye out for anything that can cause a complication in their work, but there are some things that even a seasoned rescue man can't be expected to anticipate.
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,389 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 3/19/2012 - Published: 3/7/2012 - J. Gage - Complete
Angel's Miracle by Bamboozlepig reviews
A tragedy on Christmas Eve leaves the Station 51 crew hoping for a miracle for a critically injured little girl.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,495 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/8/2011 - R. DeSoto, C. Kelly - Complete
Watch Me Burn by Enfleurage reviews
On a steamy summer night, Station 51 is called out for a structure fire and instead ends up wrestling with the ugliest aspects of human nature.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,680 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/26/2011 - Complete
A Window In Time I by Ariane Rivendell reviews
Roy and Johnny await rescue but they can't wait forever! From Roy's POV.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 3,029 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/3/2011 - R. DeSoto, J. Gage - Complete
Courage Under Fire by Bamboozlepig reviews
Companion fic to A-12's "The Ordinary Day", the E! crew faces a deadly sniper. [NOW ENDED, SEE NOTE IN STORY] To the "author" who used this story & my unique details for their "story" on AO3/WWOMB: The next time you "borrow" from me WITHOUT getting my permission AND publicly citing my work as your source, I won't hesitate to take whatever action necessary to protect my hard work.
Emergency - Rated: M - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 3 - Words: 19,491 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 5/31/2011 - Published: 4/2/2011
Watch Out for the Quiet Ones by KathyAnn5 reviews
Johnny and Roy must deal with a difficult situation involving people from Johnny's past. Now complete!
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,508 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 4/27/2011 - Published: 11/4/2010 - J. Gage, M. Stoker - Complete
To Need or Not to Need by Dianne reviews
Tag for The Wedsworth Townsend Act- Roy joked that if John played his cards right, he might let him work with him. John joked that Roy needed him. The new partners learn a lot about each other when injuries surface after the high of a rescue wears off
Emergency - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 15,036 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 7/19/2010 - Published: 7/6/2010 - J. Gage, R. DeSoto - Complete
Holding Pattern by Yum reviews
All he knew, all that was left, was the command to hold on.
Emergency - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,400 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 41 - Published: 9/17/2009 - J. Gage, R. DeSoto - Complete
Search and Rescue by Yum reviews
It doesn't matter how much it hurts, the path will always lead them back together.
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,006 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/4/2009 - J. Gage, R. DeSoto - Complete
Your Life or Mine by mcatB reviews
Johnny ignores his own injuries to save Roy
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,147 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/1/2003 - R. DeSoto, J. Gage - Complete
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BLEVE, Part One: Part and Parcel reviews
2013 Labor Day Challenge fic. Not every victim is grateful as Hank and his men process a tragic loss without losing stride.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,953 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/2/2013
Anagrams Run Through It All reviews
Anagram-framed stories involving each crew member of A-shift and missing or wandering children.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 87,511 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/23/2013 - Published: 11/17/2012 - Complete
Marco and the Man Upstairs reviews
It's hard when the one you are angry at is the person you need to turn to most. This story is the final story of the "Coping Trilogy".
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,094 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/14/2012 - Published: 10/13/2012 - Complete
The Phantom Returns reviews
With Chet back after an injury, the men of station 51 are together again as they continue to heal. This is the second story in the "Coping Trilogy".
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,006 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/1/2012 - Complete
Coping Mechanisms reviews
Each member of Hank's crew struggles to come to terms with the events of a harrowing rescue attempt. This is the first story in the 'Coping Trilogy"
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,994 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/22/2012 - Complete
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