Maureen Painted Green
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Joined 12-23-06, id: 1187058, Profile Updated: 02-19-13
Author has written 30 stories for Gilmore Girls, House, M.D., Bones, and Castle.

I’m Maureen Painted Green. No, my name isn’t really Maureen. No, I’m not going to tell you what it really is, because this is the internet, and apparently, there are scary people out there. I’m a music major – it’s a labor of love. To keep me sane, I collect stories. I write habitually. I write the way I breathe, though without the clichéd caveat of “because if I didn’t, I would die”. I’m a cynic, I’m a pragmatist, I’m a realist; I’m a scientist. I’m an artist, a thinker, a daughter, a lover, a teacher, and a student. I drink whole pots of coffee at a time. I’m very picky about my pens and pencils. I bite my nails, and I never empty the garbage. I’ve been loved, I’ve been in love. I’ve had my heart broken and I know I’ve broken a few hearts too. I could subsist for years on Chinese takeout. It’s appalling how little I sleep. I never remember to call my mother. I’m overwhelmingly human.

I've learned. I know that some things aren't up to me. I know that the opinion of others only goes so far, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel. I've learned that everyone has a story just as complicated and compelling as mine. I've learned that if you push the world hard enough, it will move, but so slowly that you won't notice for a very long time, until one day you look down to find that the ground beneath your feet looks very different from the ground you started on. I've learned to ask for what I want.

And I believe, more than anything, in the power of love to save us, to shape us to change us. And after love, I believe most in the power of words – spoken, written, dreamed, remembered. I believe in stories, passed down and embroidered, shared and saved. I believe that where we’ve been and who we’ve loved make us who we are, and that…

That, to me, is art (is life, is art).

That’s what gives the journey meaning.

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Bated Breath by Lydian Stone reviews
Kate's rescue becomes the linchpin of change in her relationship with Castle, and events from that night lead to resolution for them both. **Voted Best Crime Fic on The 12th Precinct Castle Fanfiction Awards.**
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 64 - Words: 155,867 - Reviews: 1169 - Favs: 531 - Follows: 451 - Updated: 12/7/2012 - Published: 3/24/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
and the day came by airbefore reviews
She's been struggling to find the words for months, to tell him how much she loves and adores him, how happy he makes her. How she feels like a whole person when she's with him. How he fills the empty places inside her chest with his love and his smiles.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,411 - Reviews: 187 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 170 - Updated: 9/17/2012 - Published: 8/10/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
All Our Yesterdays by TashaLaw reviews
When Castle's life is threatened, Kate makes the choice to leave everything behind to go after her mother's murderer. Two years later, she returns. But will Castle take her back? Or has too much time passed? AU
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 52,496 - Reviews: 246 - Favs: 227 - Follows: 255 - Updated: 5/14/2012 - Published: 4/16/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Back to Where We Have Never Been by caffinate-me reviews
AU. What happens when two people, who are perfect for each other, meet in exactly the right place at the completely wrong time? For literature professor Katherine Beckett and writer Richard Castle, only time will tell. COMPLETE.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 32 - Words: 91,866 - Reviews: 943 - Favs: 654 - Follows: 431 - Updated: 5/11/2012 - Published: 1/20/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
What Dreams May Come by AlwaysCastle reviews
During an ordinary wind down from a case. Castle finds himself in a predicament:his partner has fallen asleep on him. He soon finds out that Kate Beckett is indeed a cuddler...a frisky one at that. Co Authored with Kimmiesjoy
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 26,019 - Reviews: 239 - Favs: 191 - Follows: 229 - Updated: 2/19/2012 - Published: 2/3/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
More Than Them by FanficwriterGHC reviews
They're magnets for life as well, and now that they've survived, they need to learn to navigate a life that has ceased to be his or hers. Sequel to More Than This.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 19,191 - Reviews: 193 - Favs: 232 - Follows: 187 - Updated: 2/16/2012 - Published: 2/13/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
More Than One Road by nelliesbones reviews
This is a pregnancy- and baby-free storyline which picks up after Hole in the Heart... because there's more than one road to eventually. Warmhearted, spoilerfree and M for a reason.
Bones - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 20,610 - Reviews: 213 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 1/21/2012 - Published: 12/10/2011 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
the bells were ringing out by recycled-stars reviews
'Tis the season. The holidays are a relief after a long year at the 12th.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,762 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/17/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Beyond Broken Castle Walls by eyrianone reviews
Nine months ago she gave him up at the behest of his daughter, choosing to break herself in order to free him. As dumb ideas go it's the worst one ever. ***Finalist for 'Best Romance' in the 2012 Castle Fanfiction Awards.***
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 41,491 - Reviews: 713 - Favs: 525 - Follows: 390 - Updated: 11/3/2011 - Published: 8/31/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Falling Asleep With An Anthropologist by Llllllllllllll123 reviews
B&B OneShot. She rang me at freaking midnight to tell me Angela bought her the Karma Sutra in chocolate form. She's an arrogant, stubborn, non-god-believing Anthropologist. Her name is Dr. Temperance Brennan. And I love her unconditionally.
Bones - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,812 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/23/2008 - S. Booth, T. Brennan - Complete
What We Deserve by SSJL reviews
A continuation on 'Angst in a Car.' AKA Bella's Birthday Story.
Bones - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,286 - Reviews: 316 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 5/1/2008 - Published: 4/11/2008 - S. Booth, T. Brennan - Complete
As Strong As You Were by Squillyfer reviews
It’s the night before the trial of the century and its two key witnesses have decided to escape the city and their lives for the night and find themselves sharing a room in a roadside motel, both pondering on the importance of a ‘moment‘.
Bones - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,052 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 4/15/2008 - Published: 4/12/2008 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
If I Had Only Known by Awahili reviews
But then there came a day and I turned my head and you slipped away.' Temperance's thoughts on the worst day of her life. BB and totally better than it sounds. Please read and review. INSPIRED SERIES
Bones - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,728 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/4/2008 - S. Booth, T. Brennan - Complete
Some Things Do by InDreamsMayCome reviews
Sequel to On From Here.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,652 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 7/7/2007 - Published: 1/2/2007 - Luke D., Lorelai G.
Remains by sansbear reviews
A very angsty one shot on Luke and Lorelai and what the splatter looks like when everything hits the fan. Based on this season.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,025 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/5/2007 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Mimi by hypey27 reviews
How I think Luke and Lorelai could get back on track.Takes place after the Feb. 5th episode. Cautions: Spoilers! Also helps if you have watched Season 3 JJ
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,806 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/2/2007 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Moment by ibreak4CSI reviews
[LL] I had no ulterior motive, and no inkling that my world was about to be turned upside down. Lorelai's POV before and after the behind the counter moment in 'That Damn Donna Reed.'
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,035 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/31/2007 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
In the Era of Film by TashaLaw reviews
Life isn't a movie. But then, sometimes it doesn't have to be. Luke and Lorelai slowly find their way back to each other.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 61,008 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 11/25/2006 - Published: 10/18/2006 - Luke D., Lorelai G. - Complete
Jealous by bokayjunkie reviews
LL SongFic. Based on the song Jealous by Nina. Set in Season 1. No Max. Luke is with Rachel. Lorelai's lonely. Jealous of the one who's arms are around you. If she's making you satisfied.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,103 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/16/2006 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
For Whom The Bell Tolls by Jewels12 reviews
A broken heart...and a broken bell. Following the events of 7.01.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,337 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/23/2006 - Luke D., Lorelai G. - Complete
Why? by wild-angel82 reviews
Lorelai asks Luke questions that I'm sure many of us were asking while watching episode 7.02.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,724 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/4/2006 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Sleeping Beside Him by TashaLaw reviews
Lorelai reflects on her relationship with Luke through the context of their most intimate time together: sleep. Takes into account 'Partings' and 'The Long Morrow.'
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,242 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/28/2006 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
On From Here by InDreamsMayCome reviews
AUfuture. It's been two years since Lorelai slept with Chris and left Stars Hallow. Luke stayed, like always. Now he goes on.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 40,605 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 8/17/2006 - Published: 6/18/2006 - Luke D., Lorelai G. - Complete
The Yellow Boots by ProFfeSseR reviews
Post Partings. Luke and Lorelai have broken up after Luke found out what happened that night. They haven’t talked ever since. But what happens if April searches Luke’s stuff and finds a shoe box in the bottom of his closet, containing the yellow boots? Fi
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,386 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 7/26/2006 - Published: 7/8/2006 - Luke D., Lorelai G. - Complete
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How to Write It reviews
He's not exactly sure what has woken him in the middle of the night - and for once, writing is not the answer. Post-"Always".
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 852 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/29/2012 - Kate B., Rick C.
The Great Stories reviews
He's in awe - of the depths of her strength, her heart, and her hotness - and the fact that she's not running anymore. "Always" Post-ep Spoilers through 4x23
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,502 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/8/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Time reviews
The voice in her head keeps nagging - it's time, Kate. T for language.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 758 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 10 - Published: 5/1/2012 - Kate B., Rick C.
Just Because It's Christmas reviews
It was a Friday afternoon, there were two days until Christmas, and the forecast called for snow – not even Captain Gates was foolish enough to believe anyone would be getting much more done that day.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,402 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 10 - Published: 11/29/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Coffee reviews
If he were to write their story, coffee would always be the catalyst.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,946 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 11/28/2011 - Published: 11/27/2011 - Kate B., Rick C.
If Tomorrow Never Comes
Brennan muses in the wee hours of the morning, following the death of Mr. Nigel-Murray. Poem.
Bones - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 283 - Published: 5/24/2011 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
Unless First A Dream reviews
In the aftermath of Hannah, Maluku, and Afghanistan, Booth and Brennan are faced with change, sadness, love, and Option #3.
Bones - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,220 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 2/20/2011 - Published: 2/12/2011 - T. Brennan, S. Booth
With Every Goodbye reviews
With every goodbye, she learned.
Bones - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,097 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/20/2008 - S. Booth, T. Brennan - Complete
Perfume & Promises reviews
The storm raged outside the window, and tomorrow both of their lives would change forever, but for tonight, all that mattered was this. Booth and Brennan react to events on the eve of Max Keenan's trial.
Bones - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,554 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 5/4/2008 - Published: 4/29/2008 - S. Booth, T. Brennan - Complete
Change Happens Anyway reviews
There's a proverbial line in the sand that can't be crossed, but time has a mind of its own. A change in circumstance causes Brennan to reevaluate her feelings for her partner.
Bones - Rated: K - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,561 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 3/1/2008 - Published: 11/25/2007 - S. Booth, T. Brennan
Sweet Revenge reviews
Booth and Brennan decide to get revenge on Caroline after the mistletoe kiss. One-shot.
Bones - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,264 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 10 - Published: 3/1/2008 - S. Booth, T. Brennan - Complete
Following reviews
Set after the Season 3 finale. When Cameron leaves PPTH, House is faced with a decision that will affect him for the rest of his life. HouseCameron.
House, M.D. - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,667 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 8/30/2007 - Published: 5/30/2007 - A. Cameron, G. House
Damaged reviews
They're both so far past broken now. HouseCameron.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 11,645 - Reviews: 144 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 7/2/2007 - Published: 3/25/2007 - A. Cameron, G. House
So You Could Be reviews
It's the moment that you have to choose that brings the world crashing down around you. PostFinale. HouseCameron.
House, M.D. - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 673 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/5/2007 - A. Cameron, G. House - Complete
In Loving Memory reviews
A tribute to Gilmore Girls, and the seven amazing years that it has given us.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,482 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/3/2007 - Lorelai G., Rory G. - Complete
Feel The Silence reviews
You lie awake at night with blue eyes that never cry. HouseCameron.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,027 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 5 - Published: 6/2/2007 - A. Cameron, G. House - Complete
Beautiful reviews
Beauty is subjective. HouseCameron.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,019 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/31/2007 - A. Cameron, G. House - Complete
See Her Face reviews
What happens when House finds a selfhelp tape in Chase's apartment?
House, M.D. - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,355 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 6 - Published: 4/21/2007 - A. Cameron, G. House - Complete
Redemption reviews
She may be forgiven by everyone else, but for some reason, Lorelai can't forgive herself. Oneshot.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,171 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/23/2007 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Once Upon A Time reviews
Many years after Gilmore Girls, a newcomer comes to Stars Hollow and the ritual telling of a very old story brings back memories of an incredible love. JavaJunkie.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,421 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 3/22/2007 - Published: 3/4/2007 - Luke D., Lorelai G.
All Along reviews
What if Lorelai had realized Christopher wasn't the one for her way back in Season 2? Set in 2.22 I Can't Get Started. JavaJunkie.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 8,535 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 3/4/2007 - Published: 2/17/2007 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
How To Love reviews
Rory was born with a disease. The doctors say she won't live past 5. This is a story of the love of a mother for her daughter, and how it can do incredible things. MotherDaughter. OneShot.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,149 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/2/2007 - Lorelai G., Rory G. - Complete
Reflecting Light reviews
During the dance at Liz and TJ's wedding, Lorelai finally begins to understand what Sookie was talking about all those years ago. JavaJunkie. OneShot.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 325 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/16/2007 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
The Meaning of Family reviews
What happened after Lorelai left the vowrenewal? Takes place during 5.14 Say Something. AntiChris. Implied FatherDaughter. Oneshot.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 721 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/16/2007 - Rory G., Christopher H. - Complete
The Many Deaths of Christopher Hayden reviews
For all you JavaJunkies who want a little more than an LL ending...
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 5,221 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 2/16/2007 - Published: 12/26/2006 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Enough reviews
Set in 4.22 Raincoats & Recipes. Lorelai finally realizes Luke's been the one all along. Oneshot.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 369 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/16/2007 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Her reviews
Mother. Daughter. Fiance. But she was so much more.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,746 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Published: 2/5/2007 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Diner Man reviews
A parody of the song Wonderful from Wicked. For all the JavaJunkies who really hate where this season is. Warning: LOTS of Chrisbashing. I suggest you listen to the song before reading this, but it's still funny if you don't.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 596 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/5/2007 - Luke D. - Complete
Partings reviews
Till death do us part. Future fic. Oneshot. Absolutely JavaJunkie.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,494 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/27/2007 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Insomnia reviews
Lorelai can't sleep. And contrary to popular belief, she knows exactly why. JavaJunkie. Two parts.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,740 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 1/14/2007 - Published: 1/8/2007 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete