Ilex the Elder
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Joined 11-12-01, id: 125964
Author has written 40 stories for Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh.
Ilex = Holly = my real name, and since I'm one of the few 30+ authors out there, the "Elder" tag should be self-explanatory, LOL. I have three Pokemon-obsessed kids, so that should explain my foray into Pokemon fanfic. I've also recently branched out into the world of Yu-Gi-Oh, thanks to my oldest son.

Although Eldershipping is a favorite theme of mine, many of my fics also touch on other 'ships (Pokeshipping being the most dominant). You'll also notice that in many of my fics I make several references to Oak doctoring Pokemon; hey, I had to put the three years I suffered in vet school to good use somehow! For more Eldershipping goodness, check out Glorious Revolution, which can be found at the following URL:

http:eldershippingrapture.tripod.com/revolution1/index.html

UPDATE 2/8/05 - I'm back (sort of) after a 14-month hiatus. While searching through some files the other day, I found a story that I had written nearly two years ago and never published since it had been partially wiped out due to a corrupt file. Fortunately, I was able to recover most of the file and with a few minor edits, it's ready to go again. Even though I'm not actively writing fanfic anymore, FF.net seemed like the best place for this story to ultimately end up...and 40 seemed like a nice, round number with which to end my fanfic career.Many thanks to all of you who have taken time out to read and review my stories. I wish you all the best.

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No Greater Love reviews
A New Land, A New Adventure" (aka "Get The Show on the Road)...but a very different ending. (20 chapters)
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 34,237 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/21/2005 - Published: 2/8/2005
The Picnic reviews
My take on the ending of "Epic Battle At Oak's Lab". Eldershippy fluff.
Pokémon - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,946 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/11/2003 - Published: 12/8/2003
Ash And Misty's Wedding, Ilex Style reviews
The title says it all. (And yes, I know this one has been done many times before, but I've had several requests for this story!)
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 20,809 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/29/2003 - Published: 9/26/2003
Double Trouble reviews
Team Rocket kidnaps Professor Oak, but will anyone notice that something's wrong?
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 12,879 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/27/2003 - Published: 8/8/2003
Prisoner of One's Heart reviews
An Azureshippy fic in which Tea learns the truth about Seto's past.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,284 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/8/2003
Homecoming, The Aftermath reviews
Bayleef adjusts to Ash's departure for Houen, while Tracey adjusts to Gary's return from Johto.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 12,831 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/3/2003 - Published: 5/16/2003
Bound By Silence reviews
The aftermath of Brock's experience on Valencia Island. (Yes, I know it's been done before, but I wanted to have a crack at it.)
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 14,827 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/30/2003 - Published: 4/9/2003
Sibling Rivalry reviews
My first Yu-Gi-Oh fic! Joey learns the reason why his mother left and how it involves Serenity's parentage.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,279 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 3/9/2003 - Published: 3/3/2003
The Secret of Mangrove Island reviews
A research voyage to study a herd of fabled golden Rapidash turns deadly. Probably the most Pokeshippy thing I've written so far.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 17,857 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/28/2003 - Published: 2/3/2003
A World Apart reviews
A short Jiraldan fic for Blackjack Gabbiani's contest. Why is the Collector the way he is?
Pokémon - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 473 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Published: 2/3/2003
Lost: Samuel's POV reviews
The companion piece to "Lost". Same story, different perspective.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 11,166 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/15/2002 - Published: 12/6/2002
Lost reviews
What if Delia thought that Ash had died aboard the St. Anne? Inspired by Meredith T. Tasaki's "For Those in Peril on the Sea" and contains Eldershipping.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,810 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/4/2002 - Published: 11/25/2002
Homecoming reviews
Tracey's thoughts concerning Gary's return from Johto. Contains Eldershipping and Heroworshipping.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,308 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/11/2002
Partners reviews
An Airshippy fic based on "Ties of Blood". Jiraldan's love for Giovanni transcends even death itself.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,131 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/8/2002 - Published: 11/1/2002
Cabin Fever reviews
A Goldeen, a beachfront cabin, and a full moon make for an interesting evening for two couples in this Pokeshippy/Eldershippy bit of fluff.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 12,746 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/19/2002 - Published: 10/11/2002
Two Mothers, One Child reviews
A near-fatal attack on a colleague of Professor Oak's leads to the search for a previously undiscovered Pokemon.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,063 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/9/2002 - Published: 9/25/2002
Better Check Your Calendar reviews
Professor Oak gets an interesting surprise in the mail...and Tracey had better have a good lawyer.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,108 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/20/2002
Taking A Catnap reviews
Ash and company find a baby Snorlax that Delia promptly adopts.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,114 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/2/2002 - Published: 8/30/2002
Happy Birthday, Ilex the Elder(ly) reviews
Birthdays get less fun the older you get, so the cast of Pokemon helps Ilex celebrate hers.
Pokémon - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,315 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/16/2002
No Time Like The Present reviews
Based on Pokemon 4 -- the very first Daddyshipping fic. And if you don't know what Daddyshipping is, read on.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,175 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/31/2002 - Published: 7/29/2002
Tracey's Diary reviews
Tracey's account of his first few days as Professor Oak's lab assistant - a Heroworshipping/Eldershipping tale.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 14,109 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 6/24/2002 - Published: 6/5/2002
Letting Go reviews
After a friendly battle accidentally results in the death of one of Tracey's Pokemon, Ash feels responsible.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,171 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 13 - Updated: 5/21/2002 - Published: 5/15/2002
This Is Your Brain On Ketchup...Any Questions? reviews
Pikachu's love for ketchup gets a little out of hand, resulting in a compromising situation with one of the members of Team Rocket.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,536 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/4/2002 - Published: 5/2/2002
Drat That Dratini! reviews
Ash's efforts to get Misty a Dratini for her birthday are repeatedly thwarted by Team Rocket.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,429 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/29/2002 - Published: 4/26/2002
Ties of Blood reviews
A mysterious ring destroys the lives of two people Ash loves and forces him to confront the secret his mother kept from him for years.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 26,564 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 16 - Updated: 4/19/2002 - Published: 4/5/2002
Unconventional Behavior reviews
After helping him with his latest research project, Professor Oak invites Delia to the Pokemon Biology Conference, where things get a little crazy.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,181 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/30/2002 - Published: 3/24/2002
The Mating Game reviews
It's time for Pikachu to find a mate, so Ash and company try to help him woo an unwilling female.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,258 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 3/25/2002 - Published: 1/5/2002
Reunion reviews
Four years ago, Will Ketchum fled after discovering the shocking secret that his wife, Delia, and Samuel Oak were hiding. After chaos erupts in the Orange Islands, and as Delia's life hangs in the balance, Will returns... and a reunion between husband and
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 7,815 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Updated: 3/25/2002 - Published: 11/24/2001
Someone To Watch Over Me reviews
A freak accident at the Indigo League Championship leaves Ash critically injured as his family and friends keep vigil at his hospital bedside.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,579 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/23/2002 - Published: 3/20/2002
Sins of the Past reviews
Delia is forced to face her past involvement with Giovanni when she and Professor Oak are kidnapped by Team Rocket.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,800 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/22/2002 - Published: 2/24/2002
The Return of the Collector reviews
Ash and company try to stop the Pokemon collector Jiraldan from kidnapping Suicune and Raikou.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,430 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/22/2002 - Published: 3/1/2002
Tis The Season reviews
'Tis the week before Christmas, but Ash and Professor Oak have a big problem: they can't think of a suitable present for the special women in their lives! Can they find the perfect gift and the perfect holiday love, despite the antics of Team Rocket?
Pokémon - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 11,057 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/22/2002 - Published: 12/15/2001
One Happy Thanksgiving reviews
It's the first lonely holiday for Professor Oak and Delia Ketchum. To fight off their holiday blahs, they decide to have Thanksgiving dinner together. When dinner gets a bit out of hand, however, the two neighbors end up in a compromising position... and
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,249 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 3/22/2002 - Published: 11/24/2001
Mended reviews
Ash learns the truth about his father and the circumstances that led to his birth.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 16,712 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/22/2002 - Published: 3/10/2002
Fate Unown reviews
Professor Oak must help save the woman he loves from clutches of Entei and the Unown.
Pokémon - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,291 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Updated: 3/22/2002 - Published: 2/14/2002
Torn reviews
After her marriage breaks down, Delia Ketchum finds herself falling in love with both Professor Oak and her longtime friend Spencer Hale.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 17,460 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/22/2002 - Published: 11/24/2001
Getting The Fever reviews
When Professor Oak gets ill, Delia's called upon to cure his fever. However, through his recovery and Delia's subsequent illness, Samuel develops another type of fever that can't be cured by aspirin
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,198 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/20/2002 - Published: 11/24/2001
Empty Nest reviews
When Laurel Oak turns ten, she prepares for her Pokemon journey. As Samuel and Delia get ready to send her away from the nest, they reminisce about their first days of parenthood. This is the other "missing chapter" from 'Til Death Do Us Part
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,233 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/20/2002 - Published: 11/24/2001
A Wedding To Remember reviews
On the eve of Ash's wedding to Misty, Delia recounts the hilarious story of her and Samuel's wedding to their daughter Laurel. This is one of the "missing chapters" from 'Til Death Do Us Part'.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,710 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/20/2002 - Published: 11/24/2001
Til Death Do Us Part reviews
Samuel Oak and Delia Ketchum, widowed neighbors, have spent several long, lonely years as acquaintances. However, when Ash sets out for his Pokemon journey in the Indigo League, the two slowly discover a love that transcends age and lasts a lifetime.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 17,147 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/19/2002 - Published: 11/24/2001