TearsOfNightfall - Rowan Rook
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Joined 02-09-07, id: 1217081, Profile Updated: 08-29-17
Author has written 7 stories for Klonoa, +Anima, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, and Hunter X Hunter.

I'm a millennial novelist/amateur game designer. I love heavy music, animals, anime, tech, and the speculative genres.

I am a published author and generally write original fiction for practical reasons nowadays (under pen-name Rowan Rook), but still enjoy the sheer fun of reading and writing fanfiction (under alias TearsOfNightfall).

I hope you enjoy my stories!

  • My author website (Rowan Rook)
  • My game studio website (DawnSeeker Studio)
  • My writing blog (Beware the Rook)
  • I also have a published novel, Night Plague, and free original fiction serial novel, Living Ageless, available now!


    A dark Hunter x Hunter fic set three years after Gon and Killua parted ways. Follows Killua, and explores his relationships with Gon, Alluka, his family...and himself.

    Summary: Three years after parting ways with Gon, Killua's life hasn't gone the way he wanted it to. Alluka is gravely ill following Nanika's unexplained disappearance, his supposed best friend hasn't spoken to him in months, and one incident - one mistake - ruined his reputation as a Hunter. When he finally recieves a text from Gon, asking to meet up with him, he is far more excited than he would like to admit. At least...until he arrives to find the unthinkable. Gon is dead. Murdered. And both the police and the Association blame the ex-assassin for his best friend's death. Chasing Gon's ghost in search of answers and justice, he finds himself treading dangerously close to not only conspiracy, but to the thin, red line between the person he wants to be and his old, violent ways. Who killed Gon? Why frame him for it? What happened to Nanika? Nothing is quite what it seems when justice is written in blood.

    Fandom: Hunter x Hunter -- Pairings: None -- Status: Active

    Rating Info: "T" for violence, including death, mild suggestive themes, brief language, and some disturbing descriptions

    Notes: My only currently active fic, and my first in quite a while. We'll see how it goes.

    A high-fantasy, dark Plus Anima fic that takes place eight years after a supposed splitting of the main group of four. Mostly follows Nana and Cooro.

    Summary: It's been eight years since Cooro, Senri, Nana, and Husky said their last goodbyes and parted ways, and in those eight years, Nana has made a comfortable living working for a local Astarian merchant. Having always wondered what happened to the friends she left behind, she is initially delighted when she crosses paths with Cooro once again, but with him anxious, quiet, and claiming to no longer be a plus anima, it isn't long before she realizes that this 'Cooro' is drastically different from the childhood friend she remembers...and when she makes the decision to give him shelter for a night, her hard-earned peace is yanked right out from under her. When a mysterious, dangerous girl calling herself a raven plus anima appears on the scene, and when rising tensions between the governments of Astaria and Sailand and plus anima leads them all back together, the whole group of four finds themselves locked in a desperate fight for survival...and caught up in secrets that they wish they never would've known as the truth about what changed Cooro starts to come out. ...And is it even possible for Nana, Senri, and Husky to protect both themselves and him at the same time?

    Fandom: Plus Anima -- Pairings: CooroXNana -- Status: Complete!

    Rating Info: "T" for violence, including death, mild suggestive themes, and brief language

    Notes: Written several years ago (2008-2011). I don't consider the writing on-par with my current works, but this was the first (and still longest) piece of novel-length fiction I ever completed, and I'm still quite fond of it.

    A single chapter Klonoa fic that attempts to look at the "Dream Traveler" concept from an unusual angle.

    Summary: A mother is starting to worry about the way her traumatized, severely handicapped boy is cutting himself off from the world, spending hours and hours asleep. But, he does it with an almost hauntingly contented smile on his face. Does anyone have the heart to wake him?

    Fandom: Klonoa -- Pairings: KlonoaXLolo -- Status: Complete!

    Rating Info: "K" for mild trauma and mild suggestive themes

    Notes: Just a short oneshot written back in 2010, mostly out of nostalgia for the longer Klonoa fics I started several years earlier. My only Klonoa fic that was ever actually finished.


    Unfortunately, all other fics not listed above have been discontinued. My first two Klonoa fics (The Dark Sapphire and Shades of Grey) were written when I was around 16-17, and my writing and interests have changed a lot since then. My slightly more recent fics (My Ace Attorney fic, Precious Scars, and my second Plus Anima fic, Ghosts in the Machinery), were largely discontinued due to time constraints and plotting issues. There is a slim chance that they might be resumed at some point, but it's not particularly likely at this time. Apologies to anyone who was following these fics or waiting for updates.


    NIGHT PLAGUE (available on amazon)

    Humankind will soon be extinct. A mysterious pandemic cut through two-thirds of the population in just four short years, and within another four, it will decimate everything – and everyone – left.

    The last days are ticking by, relentless and ruthless, and as far as the reclusive Mason Mild is concerned, he wants nothing more than to spend them living a simple existence with his girlfriend and overbearing older brother. When he witnesses a supposedly deceased classmate kill a man with a bite to the neck, everything is jeopardized. Could it be that the virus has some rather unexpected side-effects?

    With one death behind him, he finds himself torn between a peaceful end and a brutal immortality. Between his hopeless, but comfortable days with his family, and something new…something violent and wild. Have the fang marks above his heel dealt him an early demise or a second birth?

    Humanity, however, isn't ready to allow everything it’s worked for to slip into cold, dead hands. If he wants this future, he'll have to fight for it.

    LIVING AGELESS (available on jukepop serials, fictionpress, figment, and wattpad)
    Urban Fantasy/Supernatural/Action/Adventure/Mystery

    Arte and Amelia have always been different from everyone else. They share thoughts and dreams. They see the strands of time and fate in ways others don’t. And they might be over 5,000 years old, but they don’t look a day over 21. The thing that bothers them the most? They don't seem to feel the same things others do - not happiness nor grief. They may have seen the birth and death of generations around them, but none of it means much to someone filled with emptiness.

    Their mundane day jobs give them a place in a constantly changing world, but by night the brother and sister duo run a supernatural investigations agency in search of answers not about the world, but about themselves.

    Who are they? What are they? When they find their truth, however, the new questions lurking underneath it might be far more frightening than those they started with. Some answers are better left unknown.

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    My best friend in the world by kigamin reviews
    I often think about how we met. How I saw you roll on your skateboard, that jaded expression stuck on your face. I didn't know, by then, that I had met my best friend, or that I could be this blessed to come upon you. You never know, at first, how lucky you are when something happens to you. You only know when it's gone.
    Hunter X Hunter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 999 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/27/2015 - Gon F., Killua Z. - Complete
    Dreams of Yesterday by Moofy-Fan reviews
    After the death of his mother, Husky moves in with his father and step family. There he meets Cooro, a strange boy at his new school. Odd powers and ominous dreams only serve to complicate things. As their worlds start to crumble around them, four new friends try to decode the mystery in their shared past, and somehow stay both alive and sane throughout it all.
    +Anima - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 58 - Words: 197,540 - Reviews: 312 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 3/2/2014 - Published: 5/21/2010 - Husky, Cooro
    Birthday Bash by tinytim12 reviews
    A surprise guest turns up at Nick's birthday party. One thing leads to another, and now he's on the run from the police! Can he clear his name?
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 19 - Words: 29,128 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 10/7/2012 - Published: 11/19/2011 - Phoenix W./Nick, Miles E.
    All Those Yesterdays by SumerianScribe reviews
    A thousand little things coming together to form something resembling happiness. — Phoenix/Maya.
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,678 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/2/2012 - Phoenix W./Nick, Maya F. - Complete
    A Family Matter by LitRaptor42 reviews
    In an AU where Dahlia Hawthorne successfully poisoned Phoenix Wright, Iris and Mia Fey team up to avenge their lovers. T for a little bit of smut and gore, but no OCs.
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 36,391 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 3/7/2012 - Published: 7/8/2011 - Iris, Mia F.
    Flickering Thoughts by ChihiroAyasato reviews
    Mia Fey's grave has never known loneliness, it is covered with both flowers and letters from the ones whom loved her and still do. Can she really see those words from heaven?
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: K - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 952 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 11 - Published: 3/3/2012 - Mia F., Phoenix W./Nick
    Window Shopping by altairattorney reviews
    Because it is different from what you wear now, and for reasons unknown to you it looks exactly like something you would like to put on in your future. Because it is blue, and blue is your favourite colour. You hate pink, you never told her.
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 768 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 6 - Published: 12/19/2011 - Phoenix W./Nick - Complete
    My Big Fat Turnabout Wedding by Rahh Gumba Foo reviews
    Larry is getting married, but love is on the horizon for many of our favorite characters! It might just take a wild destination wedding for Nick and the gang to find out what true love is all about. Nick/Maya? Maybe. Many surprises & twists along the way!
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,350 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 12/15/2011 - Published: 5/10/2011
    Spirit Turnabout by SIGF reviews
    After the death of Phoenix Wright, Miles Edgeworth feels nothing but despair. Can anyone save him from his downward spiral? No romantic pairings, however there is Miles/Maya friendship, as well as undertones of unrequited Miles/Phoenix and Maya/Phoenix.
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,529 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/27/2011 - Maya F., Miles E. - Complete
    Guilt by 101Obsessions reviews
    No matter what Phoenix might have told himself, told Maya in a low, angry voice, hissed with venom and just the hint of sadness, he knew that his belief that Edgeworth was a coward was just a safety net for how he really felt. T because of hinted suicide.
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,108 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/2/2011 - Phoenix W./Nick - Complete
    Snail Shell by Moofy-Fan reviews
    You had worked so hard, keeping me locked in a mental snail shell so strong that it seemed nothing could break it. Cooro's contemplation on Fly after his death. Spoilers for end of series.
    +Anima - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,229 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/23/2011 - Cooro, Fly - Complete
    An Old Friend by GrapePudding reviews
    "Apollo was amazed. It was like Phoenix Wright was a totally different person." When Maya Fey comes to visit Phoenix, Apollo begins questioning Phoenix's relationship with his former "assistant". Can be interpreted as Phoenix/Maya.
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 801 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/5/2011 - Phoenix W./Nick, Maya F. - Complete
    Who We Were by pearldrops reviews
    The only thing permanent is change. A small, sad one-shot about moving on. For Nick/Maya Day.
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 451 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/4/2011 - Phoenix W./Nick, Maya F. - Complete
    Smile by Grave Bells reviews
    Smile, and maybe tomorrow, you'll find that life is still worthwhile. AUCooro!Centric. TRIGGER WARNING: Attempted Suicide and Mentions of Emotional Abuse
    +Anima - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,586 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/28/2011 - Cooro - Complete
    An Interesting Car Ride by Justis76 reviews
    A look into the mind of everybody's favourite spirit medium as she takes a taxi ride. Phoenix/Maya.
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,822 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/19/2011 - Maya F., Phoenix W./Nick - Complete
    An Invitation by gardeniia reviews
    Eight years after their last meeting, Franziska runs into a much-changed Maya Fey, who offers her a smile and a wedding invitation. Genfic.
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,358 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/17/2011 - Franziska vK., Maya F. - Complete
    The Fly by Orange Lights reviews
    Maya watches as Phoenix wages war against a fly. Though he doesn't seem to be winning...
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,524 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/10/2011 - Phoenix W./Nick, Maya F. - Complete
    Talk About It by Moofy-Fan reviews
    There were some things that Cooro didn't like to talk about.
    +Anima - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,636 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/6/2011 - Cooro - Complete
    Distant Traces of Beauty by Gazing on the Arabesque reviews
    Iris never really could stand up to her sister. Not even when her own feelings and the life of the man she loved were put on the line. Phoenix/Iris oneshot.
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,033 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/29/2011 - Dahlia H., Iris - Complete
    Willy Wright and the Cololate Factory by Paz Enai reviews
    What happens when you mix the fantasy of Willy Wonka's factory with the puns and absurdity of Ace Attorney? Well, apparently this! Willy Wonka with 100% More Edgeworth is THIS FIC. Imagine Miles' confusion when he wins a Golden Ticket! Miles POV
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,712 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/9/2011 - Miles E., Phoenix W./Nick
    Shivering Rain by CFTW reviews
    What do I call this? I suppose it's just what the title claims. A one shot about someone standing in the rain.
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 719 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/23/2011 - Complete
    The Lawyer's Office on Circle Ridge by Lichanura reviews
    A one-sided Naru-Mitsu story featuring a very yandere Phoenix. Based on mothy's "The Tailor of Enbizaka Street." It's got implied violence, strong language, and mature themes though no sex , so I put M to be safe.
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Horror - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,502 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/4/2011 - Phoenix W./Nick, Miles E. - Complete
    There is no such thing as Engagement Cake, Arcueid by Mereo Flere reviews
    Arcueid learns a lot of things, with just a little bit of trouble.
    Tsukihime - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,221 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 14 - Published: 3/30/2011 - Arcueid, Shiki Tohno
    The Fate Of Phoenix Wright by Kyasarina reviews
    Phoenix Wright had fallen off a burning bridge and was now apparently dead. However, this "Sissel" character seemed convinced that he could change the spiky-haired, blue-suited-lawyer's fate. Spoilers for PW:AA:T&T, AJ:AA and Ghost Trick. Oneshot.
    Crossover - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney & Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,305 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 22 - Published: 1/30/2011 - Phoenix W./Nick, Sissel - Complete
    The Layton Brothers by SamCyberCat reviews
    After many years of avoiding him, Phoenix decides to go visit his brother… Hershel Layton? Ace Attorney / Professor Layton crossover.
    Crossover - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney & Professor Layton - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,846 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 1/28/2011 - Published: 1/27/2011 - Phoenix W./Nick, Miles E., H. Layton - Complete
    Riding the Trapeze by risenfromash reviews
    After Phoenix's disbarment he feels an overwhelming sense of betrayal by his friends who fail to be there to support him. Rated M for self-destructive rantings and anger.
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,295 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/10/2011 - Phoenix W./Nick, Trucy W. - Complete
    Hero by Rahh Gumba Foo reviews
    It's easier to be a hero and save someone else than it is to save yourself. A short and sweet little father/daughter story with Phoenix and Trucy.
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,563 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 28 - Published: 5/9/2010 - Phoenix W./Nick, Trucy W. - Complete
    Childhood by Grave Bells reviews
    *Non-Graphic NONCON. Trigger Warning.* - Ever since his 10th birthday, Cooro's acted a little strange. Fly gets concerned and investigates, but never once suspects that the reason for the boy's peculiar behavior would be him. Spoilers. Pre-Series.
    +Anima - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,480 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/21/2009 - Published: 7/18/2009 - Cooro, Fly - Complete
    Young for his Age by starlingnight reviews
    Phoenix Wright has changed so much in a lifetime, he's died twice already. Mia dwells on this. Oneshot.
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 468 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/25/2009 - Mia F., Phoenix W./Nick - Complete
    Messenger of death by ratpigeon reviews
    Most anima will inhabit a body to save it's life. My anima is different. Cooro's POV set about six years after the manga, oneshot. I own nothing
    +Anima - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,033 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/2/2009 - Published: 12/30/2008 - Cooro - Complete
    One Time At Summer Camp by Rahh Gumba Foo reviews
    Phoenix has a flashback to the most embarrassing moment in his life... that one time he thought a killer ghost was out to get him.
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,369 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/24/2007 - Complete
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    A Thin, Red Line reviews
    Three years after parting ways with Gon, Killua's already troubled life falls apart when he is blamed for the murder of his former best friend. Chasing Gon's ghost in search of answers and justice, he finds himself treading dangerously close to not only conspiracy, but his old, violent ways.
    Hunter X Hunter - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Mystery - Chapters: 4 - Words: 19,482 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 9/24/2015 - Published: 2/10/2015 - Killua Z., Gon F., Alluka Z.
    Ghosts In The Machinery reviews
    The world was once a very different place…a place filled with modern machines, highways, and cities. What caused the downfall of the Old World? Why did anima only begin to appear afterwards? Cooro and co. are soon unwittingly faced with buried secrets.
    +Anima - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,806 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 15 - Published: 9/7/2011 - Cooro, Blanca
    Precious Scars reviews
    Desperate, Phoenix makes a strange deal to get his badge back, but his first new case isn't what he bargained for. His girlfriend is dead, his pupil is acting strangely, and his daughter has gone missing. The top suspect behind it all? His client. Post-AJ
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 3 - Words: 19,159 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 8/20/2011 - Published: 6/12/2011 - [Phoenix W./Nick, Maya F.]
    Crossed Hearts reviews
    The group split 8 years ago...and a lot can change in 8 years, as Nana discovers when she crosses paths with a drastically different Cooro. But when the entire group ends up back together, can they protect both him and themselves? CooroXNana
    +Anima - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 264,352 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 4/26/2011 - Published: 8/12/2008 - [Cooro, Nana] - Complete
    Let Him Sleep reviews
    A worried mother has noticed that her boy, handicapped by a terrible accident, has begun to drift away more and more into a dream world. He's spending hours asleep...but at least he does it with a smile on his face. Oneshot. KlonoaXLolo
    Klonoa - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,741 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/28/2010 - [Klonoa, Lolo] - Complete
    The Dark Sapphire reviews
    Once again, someone is out to take over the world and while it true that he's hardly a threat, the real danger lies when the Dream Traveler is secretly murdered and, unbeknown to the others, his identity and powers are taken. Mainly follows Lolo.
    Klonoa - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 57,833 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/8/2008 - Published: 2/14/2007 - [Lolo, Klonoa]
    Shades Of Gray reviews
    Several years after the events of Lunatea's Veil, the area is thrown into disarray with the death of the High Priestess. Meanwhile, Leorina and Tat are at it again, but when they make a particularly odd discovery, are they in over their heads?
    Klonoa - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 12,658 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/24/2007 - Published: 8/15/2007 - Leorina, Tat