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Author has written 2 stories for Naruto, and Elder Scroll series.

Note: I just now noticed my latest story update wasn't spell-checked, so I swapped it out for a spell-checked version. Sorry to anyone who gets alerted again thinking there's a new installment!

(Updating, just to clean it up, folks!)

I hardly know what to say in this profile yet, but not knowing what to say rarely stops me from talkin'!

With few exceptions I only read/write in Naruto fanfiction. I enjoy other settings, but to me they've been 'fleshed out', such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Star Trek, etc. Does that make sense? I don't hate on those stories, but just for me personally it feels like there's no 'room' for me to wriggle around in.

With Naruto, things are different. It's an ongoing story, which gives me freedom to project into the future without seriously bumping up against story events which may be really enjoyable. Also it's a manga, which means I have a lot of room to wriggle around in the space left over, stuff that doesn't get explained or explored due to the limitations of the format.

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My favorite stories are stories in which the characters deal with moral and ethical conflicts. I also enjoy historical fiction stories, or stories that have a 'realistic' flavor to them. Stories in which the characters aren't the only story, they're inhabitants in a larger setting as well which if done correctly is compelling in its own right. Robin Hobb's many books are an excellent example of this. Another favorite of mine is Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkorsigan stories. I also very much enjoy James Clavell, early Orson Scott Card, Timothy Zahn, George RR Martin, and too many other authors to remember right now. Complex characters and difficult choices are a hallmark of the kinds of stories I enjoy.

To me Naruto is a complex character, even in canon. While he's not presented as very complex-and neither is anyone else, really, the limitations of language and the manga medium-the story Naruto does a good job of implying complexity, and for me at least, getting the reader to think about it. Why in the hell does Naruto still want to protect Konoha? I mean, I look at myself, and I'm forced to admit that if it was me, I'd probably have been a missing-nin as soon as I could manage it, or outright despise Konoha. Gaara's reaction to hatred is much less complex; his reasoning in the chuunin exams about killing everyone but himself and 'feeling' is complex.

Admittedly I also enjoy the action :) . Chakra-wielding ninja soldiers (and I almost hesitate to call them ninja as the word is used in the real world, since we much more commonly see them as special-forces type soldiers) have such enormous possibilities, and as much as I might gnash my teeth at Kishimoto sometimes, I think he does a good job exploring them.

I like how Kishimoto makes even the over-the-top villains understandable, in some way. Orochimaru, for example: he didn't seem so bad until his parents died, at least from what we've seen in flashbacks and such. Sure, he grew into a horribly wicked, murderous, lying scumbag, but he had a motivation, and it's even one I can empathize with: reconnecting with his dead parents. In a shinobi world, it's not likely that children will choose conventional, traditional routes to dealing with big emotional problems. We don't really know what's up yet with Kabuto (before his merging with some of Orochimaru, and after), Uchiha Madara and Itachi, Pein, or Kyuubi, but there have been broad hintings that things are not what they seem with any of them, either.

I like all of Team 7. That's right, all. Hatake Kakashi, Uchiha Sasuke, Haruno Sakura, and my favorite Uzumaki Naruto. I dig em all, even when I think their choices are awful, and their actions wicked. All of them have real, human reasons for being the way they are. Not one of them is cut and dried, and to readers and viewers who pay attention, this is illustrated early in the very first story arc.

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Hatake Kakashi is not a conventional teacher. He has a very 'hands-off' approach, and it's clear that his technique is to instruct his students in the basics, and then let them learn things on their own with minimal or sometimes even NO further help from him. This does not mesh well with our contemporary Western view of education, wherein every teacher is supposed to view every single child as uniquely precious and worthy, and teachers which fail to live up to the Coach Carter or Stand and Deliver example are failures. Here's the thing, though: Kakashi is not teaching high school. He's not teaching softball. He's a trainer of young soldiers and assassins. Truthfully if he is nice I almost wonder whether or not he's failing! Despite his many foibles and apparent disinterest, his revealed thoughts and actions clearly portray a man who cares deeply about the welfare of his students and comrades and works hard to protect them, yet makes mistakes and bitterly regrets them.

Truly, a horrible, irredeemable figure!

Uchiha Sasuke is in many ways a monster, and he was from a very young age. He has strong sociopathic tendancies, which are always monstrous. There is very little he is unwilling to do to achieve his goals, and as time passes he is shown to regret the humane choices he made instead of the colder, more ruthlessly expedient options. He is satisfied with inflicting great pain and suffering on his closest friends in furtherance of his goals. Despite receiving earnest warnings and numerous positive examples, he still fails to make the right choices. But you know what? He was made that way. Every one of you, most especially the Team 7 Bashers, ask yourselves: if your dearest relative had murdered your entire family and then used a bizarre mind-raping technique to draw you into a psychic realm to be tortured continuously for days on end...just how nice of a child would you be? If your dearest family member had taken special efforts to mold you into a murderous, wicked avenger at a very young age in the midst of horrifying trauma, just how sunny would you be years later when you met your team? And then, when you were deeply conflicted about where your life was going, this same person came back and with the power of his overwhelming fighting superiority illustrated just how inferior you were and how far you had strayed from previous torture/brainwashing...well, I'm sure you'd be able to bounce right back, right?

Please. While I firmly believe every person has a responsibility to do their best to overcome past trauma, even childhood trauma, I do not damn them when they fail to do so. I don't despise a dog that grew up as a fighting dog in a pit for being vicious to humans when rescued. If a woman is violently raped by a close male friend, I don't despise her for mistrusting and even mistreating men for months or even years afterward. The truth is, shortly after the Chuunin exams, Sasuke was on the right track. He had risked his life not once but twice in an effort to save his teammates-each time he had at best little hope of survival. He had expressed grudging comradeship with his team. But what comes along at this point in his life?

Uchiha Itachi, his nemesis, who even if he hadn't sucked him into Mangekyo torture after brutally and easily defeating him, would have disarrayed his life to some extent. How is Sasuke after this? Ignore the Tea Country filler arc. The switch has been flipped. Sasuke was straying from the childhood command Itachi had imprinted, through blood and torture and horror, and Itachi brought him back to the path. From there until the end of his fight with Naruto, and then shortly after that, his committment is obvious.

Shocking! To think that torturous brainwashing by a loved one might turn someone into a schmuck!

Haruno Sakura. Yeah, she was a heinous bitch to Naruto in their childhood together. This is surprising and hate-worthy why, exactly? Damn near everyone, most of her friends, most adults, even teachers, expressed contempt and disdain for him. Surely it is a horrible character flaw that Sakura adopted some of the normal behavior of her community. You'll note that, right away, within the first two or three episodes, she recognized her flaw and began to take steps--small ones, it's true--to change herself. In the chuunin exams, she was willing to kill their team's chances that year, almost certainly infuriating Sasuke, just to prevent Naruto's dream from being destroyed. Even though she didn't really think he had much of a shot at it anyway. Despite her general field incompetence as a shinobi, she is willing to risk her life in hopeless battles to save her loved one, and she worked very hard and endured a lot of pain to protect both of them in the Forest of Death. By Part 2, she has 'turned the corner', so to speak, fully recognizing all of Team 7 as people worthy of affection and protection, and to me it seems clear she regrets the promise Naruto made to her, and wishes he would not risk so much in its pursuit.

Terrible! Sakura was a mean child, who has since gotten better! Make the sign of the cross, quick, someone get the holy water!

Uzumaki Naruto. My favorite character. The underdog for much of the series, although as time passes he becomes less of an underdog, at least in fights. He is in many ways the ideal friend to have watching your back-at least as long as you're afraid of a direct attack. If you're worried someone's going to be sneaky and trick you or something, Naruto might not be your best guard. Willing and able to risk his life, take huge risks, and suffer great pain in service to his home, Naruto is a pretty unique fellow. To me, him being stuffed full of demon is one of the least interesting things about him. He's just fun. He loves people enough that he not only wants what will make them the most happy (retrieving Sasuke for Sakura), he actually works really hard at it, even though he recognizes what he's doing, and it hurts. He's got a sense of humor, and he recognizes from an early age that the most important things in life are people, friends, not wealth or power or prestige. He is not fearless, but resolved to do what he feels is right in spite of fear.

But he's also an annoying little shit sometimes. I mean, Sakura. Everyone, it's usually considered very rude bordering on creepy to keep throwing yourself on a woman when your attention is completely unwanted. His pranking--funny to us, the readers, but probably quite annoying to the victims, however much they might earn it. His obliviousness, at least in Part 1. Seriously, how smart do you have to be to glance at the expiration date on some milk? Or decide, eventually, "Hey, maybe I should go back and learn the academic stuff about being a ninja, since not knowing seems to bite me in the ass so much?" Naruto is not all endearing personality traits and heroic struggles. Beneath the shiny luster of being the main character, he's got feet of clay too.

But he's still my favorite character. None of the others even come close.

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Reviews: I'm of course grateful for even short reviews, since they help to bring further attention to my story by upping the review count, and that means I'll be able to get more input on it. But they're not the ones I really, really crave. The ones I seriously jones for are the helpful ones, which are usually negative in some way. If you don't like an aspect of my story, lemme know! I can take it, honest! Lay into me on anything that's bothering you.

I recommend anyone bothering to read this bunch of ranting to check out my favorites, and my favorite authors. I'm not as diligent about adding favorite authors as I am stories, though. I try to make sure that every story that gets there is really good.

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Avatar of Victory by James Golen reviews
The Cycle of the Avatar has held for thousands of years. Other Cycles can stretch far, far longer. An A:tLA/Mass Effect Cross-Over
Crossover - Avatar: Last Airbender & Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 85 - Words: 1,937,560 - Reviews: 670 - Favs: 780 - Follows: 715 - Updated: 4/14 - Published: 5/8/2012 - Complete
Freudian by Fabulist reviews
*AU* Flynn Rider's terms of parole include going to therapy, and they don't expressly forbid hanging around with that one awkward graffiti girl.
Tangled - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 24 - Words: 67,259 - Reviews: 1439 - Favs: 2,041 - Follows: 1,854 - Updated: 8/16/2019 - Published: 6/22/2011 - Eugene F./Flynn R., Rapunzel
The Right to Live by Eilwynn reviews
Freed from her cage, Uzumaki Naruto sets out to show the world all that it takes for granted. Rated for safety. WARNING: FemNaruto, with eventual romantic relationships with male characters. Will remain unfinished. I DON'T WRITE HERE ANYMORE.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 30 - Words: 130,437 - Reviews: 1748 - Favs: 3,152 - Follows: 2,500 - Updated: 3/17/2018 - Published: 2/13/2009 - Naruto U.
Gnosis by AngelicSentinel reviews
A small Voice calls from the Throat of the World, and the Dragonborn comes. One person can shape the world, but two can change the realms forever.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 40 - Words: 78,224 - Reviews: 524 - Favs: 1,515 - Follows: 1,811 - Updated: 9/4/2016 - Published: 5/9/2013 - [Harry P., Luna L.] [Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Aela]
Memories of Iron by becuzitswrong reviews
Taylor Hebert always triggered because of the bullying of classmates and a former friend. Here, instead of triggering, a cosmic entity gifts her with the memories of a man as talented as he was tormented. One who accomplished amazing things in his life. Now Taylor has the opportunity to use that knowledge to save her world. First, she'll need to save her own sanity.
Crossover - Ironman & Worm - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 36 - Words: 295,394 - Reviews: 2366 - Favs: 5,256 - Follows: 5,127 - Updated: 7/21/2016 - Published: 3/30/2014 - A. E. Stark/Tony, Skitter
A Voice Across the Void by Zoltan Berrigomo reviews
A padawan comes across an ancient Sith holocron during an archaeological field trip and keeps the discovery secret from his masters.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 47,676 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 173 - Follows: 217 - Updated: 5/20/2016 - Published: 10/6/2014 - Complete
Sonnet by Yeghishe reviews
Canon Divergence/Alternate Universe. Severus Snape, sent through an oblivion gate to retrieve a deadly weapon known only as The Dragonborn, soon realizes that he isn't dealing with a mere sword or wand. A lore-heavy story of discovery. Major quest-line spoilers. [18/20]
Crossover - Harry Potter & Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 18 - Words: 91,151 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 150 - Updated: 11/27/2015 - Published: 7/3/2013 - [Severus S., Dragonborn/Dovahkiin] Voldemort, Serana
The Hangman's Hands by Mercurie reviews
Thor and Loki never get back to Asgard. Now S.H.I.E.L.D. is stuck with the world's most hated war criminal on their hands and everyone wants a piece - unless they can find a way to get rid of him for good. Jane/Thor/Loki triangle. Post-Avengers.
Thor - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 32 - Words: 166,972 - Reviews: 997 - Favs: 950 - Follows: 854 - Updated: 12/28/2014 - Published: 5/18/2012 - Jane F., Loki, Thor - Complete
A Very Naruto Christmas by daniel-gudman reviews
Honestly this is probably even more ridiculous than what you're imagining.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 50,216 - Reviews: 143 - Favs: 464 - Follows: 308 - Updated: 12/24/2014 - Published: 12/21/2011 - Naruto U., Jiraiya, Tenten, Orochimaru
The Telling Tale by Tsu Doh Nimh reviews
Seeker Cassandra has finally tracked down the Warden, three years after her old recruit Anders started the Mage-Templar War. How does a Seeker convince a mage to side with the Chantry?
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 33 - Words: 308,504 - Reviews: 665 - Favs: 841 - Follows: 805 - Updated: 12/24/2014 - Published: 12/4/2011 - Surana, Cassandra P.
In Fire Forged by OmgImPwned reviews
In a world where modern physics and chakra are seemingly irreconcilable, fifteen-year-old Haruno Sakura graduates as a first-grade genin with the year's highest academic scores and is thrust into a world more complex and a lot less nice than she would have thought at first. AU. Volume one of a planned trilogy. Ch 8, Ignition 1.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 53,144 - Reviews: 428 - Favs: 892 - Follows: 1,128 - Updated: 8/23/2014 - Published: 4/12/2014 - Sakura H.
Nightfall by Le'letha reviews
Canon-divergent: 20 years after Chief Stoick's wife and son were lost in a dragon raid, the Vikings of Berk shoot down a Night Fury…and its rider, a feral youth who believes he is a dragon. [Not slash. Crossposted on AO3.]
How to Train Your Dragon - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 149,267 - Reviews: 776 - Favs: 1,614 - Follows: 909 - Updated: 8/13/2014 - Published: 7/4/2014 - Astrid, Hiccup, Stoick, Toothless - Complete
The Metropolitan Man by alexanderwales reviews
The year is 1934, and Superman has arrived in Metropolis. Features Lex Luthor as the villain protagonist as he comes to grips with the arrival of an alien god. Occasional point-of-view chapters/sections featuring Lois Lane. Takes place outside any established comics continuity. Complete.
Superman - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 80,698 - Reviews: 583 - Favs: 1,406 - Follows: 818 - Updated: 7/25/2014 - Published: 5/18/2014 - L. Luthor, Lois L., Clark K./Kal-El/Superman - Complete
Hitchups by The Antic Repartee reviews
Hiccup didn't see the point in stopping Astrid as she ran off towards his village—towards his father—with his most desperately protected secret. He was leaving anyway. A coming-of-age tale. Deviates from movie. Borderline bromantic-comedy.
How to Train Your Dragon - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 40 - Words: 307,899 - Reviews: 4876 - Favs: 10,033 - Follows: 4,378 - Updated: 6/12/2014 - Published: 9/12/2010 - Astrid, Hiccup, Toothless, Gothi - Complete
Interstitium by AssaultSloth reviews
Flashbacks, interstitial scenes, and backdoor dealings. A companion to ME2 focusing on characters and worlds, big and small.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 33 - Words: 535,038 - Reviews: 928 - Favs: 1,143 - Follows: 790 - Updated: 4/30/2014 - Published: 2/16/2010 - Shepard, Garrus V., Miranda L., Tali'Zorah - Complete
Martin by Kuroneko0489 reviews
As he awaits death, Martin looks back at his life through a series of vignettes.
Dishonored - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 43,789 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/26/2014 - Published: 4/1/2013 - T. Martin
Branches on the Tree of Time by alexanderwales reviews
Kyle Reese has traveled backwards in time, not to save Sarah Connor, but to help her rewrite the faulty utility function of Skynet. Together, it's possible that they might avert Judgment Day and save the world from nuclear Armageddon - and hopefully create a utopia ruled over by an AI god in the process. Fully completed. Diverges wildly from canon.
Terminator - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 17 - Words: 30,847 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 604 - Follows: 269 - Updated: 12/12/2013 - Published: 9/3/2013 - Kyle Reese, Sarah Connor, The Terminator, Skynet - Complete
Victory at Ostagar by Arsinoe de Blassenville reviews
When Bryce Cousland's little spitfire scaled the Tower of Ishal and lit the beacon at the critical moment, King Cailan won a mighty victory against the darkspawn. The Blight, however was far from over. All other origins included, plus Hawke and his companions. Cousland/Loghain, Morrigan/Anders, Surana/Zevran, Fergus/Anora, and more. Half a million hits and still going.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 128 - Words: 1,173,512 - Reviews: 5281 - Favs: 1,652 - Follows: 1,043 - Updated: 11/30/2013 - Published: 3/18/2010 - Cousland - Complete
That's not what I meant! by Tsu Doh Nimh reviews
Could one tiny, barely significant decision change the course of Thedas' history? Complete oneshot humourfic.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,011 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 23 - Published: 2/17/2013 - Brosca - Complete
Merciless by The Magic Pocket Turtle reviews
Corvo was famous for sparing his enemies' lives when he put Emily on the throne. Some fates, however, are worse than death. [A short series of vignettes about the fates of Corvo's targets following Low-Chaos] CURRENT: ********
Dishonored - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 3,527 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 217 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 11/12/2012 - Published: 10/31/2012 - Complete
A Mind Bending Inconvenience by Taka reviews
22 year olds Naruto Uzumaki and Ino Yamanaka hardly consider each other friends, but after a not-so-friendly fight, the two are forced to get to know one another much more personally and physically.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 64,306 - Reviews: 329 - Favs: 569 - Follows: 690 - Updated: 8/17/2012 - Published: 6/9/2007 - [Naruto U., Ino Y.]
The Keening Blade by Arsinoe de Blassenville reviews
She hesitated-"Mostly, I couldn't kill you, knowing that I cheated. At the Landsmeet. Our duel." There was a heavy silence. Loghain said slowly, "You do realize that I am holding a naked sword at this very moment?" M for sound reasons.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 50 - Words: 427,041 - Reviews: 1530 - Favs: 797 - Follows: 610 - Updated: 5/20/2012 - Published: 4/6/2010 - Cousland, Loghain M. T.
Aral Vorkosigan's Dog by Blaise reviews
Illyan is assigned to watch Aral Vorkosigan during the Escobaran war. Soon he has to choose between his duty and his conscience, and the consequences rapidly get beyond him.
Miles Vorkosigan - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 78,919 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/18/2012 - Complete
Chanson de Geste by LVDB reviews
Edmund's memoirs reveal a darker Narnia than the one Professor Lewis described...
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 26 - Words: 68,131 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 222 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 9/17/2011 - Published: 12/27/2009
Aptitude by Blaise reviews
Young Miles and Ivan uncover a Cetagandan plot.
Miles Vorkosigan - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,826 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/28/2011 - Complete
The Girl From Whirlpool by SilverShine reviews
When Naruto's father met his mother, his only impression was that a village out there must have been missing its idiot. Minato/Kushina.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 248,299 - Reviews: 4925 - Favs: 6,039 - Follows: 4,355 - Updated: 3/18/2011 - Published: 1/6/2010 - Minato N., Kushina U.
What Isn't Broken, Can Still Be Fixed by Elizabeth Culmer reviews
Madara lied about the eye transplant's effects. Captured and brought back to Konoha, Sasuke must adjust to blindness and his unexpected survival. NaruSasu, written for RemixRedux 8.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 30,380 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 373 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 12/5/2010 - Published: 5/31/2010 - [Sasuke U., Naruto U.] Sakura H., Iruka U. - Complete
People Lie by Nugar reviews
Lies have power. They can change a simple-minded believer into a two-faced schemer and a timid follower into a fanatical devotee. They can change a child angry at the world into a man consumed by more than vengeance. But that power is a lie as well.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 34 - Words: 286,222 - Reviews: 2469 - Favs: 4,050 - Follows: 3,192 - Updated: 7/25/2010 - Published: 8/24/2007 - Naruto U., Hinata H.
Medicinal Lullaby by Shivakashi reviews
ON HIATUS. Fighting to keep hope in his friend, struggling to come to terms with Jiraiya's death, Uzumaki Naruto doesn't need any more on his plate. Sadly, that's what lands on his doorstep. Literally. Post Manga ch. 406 Naruto-centric MaturING!Naruto
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Family/Supernatural - Chapters: 32 - Words: 259,473 - Reviews: 3042 - Favs: 3,312 - Follows: 2,720 - Updated: 4/1/2010 - Published: 9/1/2008 - Naruto U.
Assimilation by Rebecca Hb reviews
AU: Mai's father argues to the Firelord that the Water Tribesmen can be educated and made into proper sorts of people. So Azulon sees he gets a boy to prove this on. Warning: dark themes about cultural erasure.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,825 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 380 - Follows: 77 - Published: 3/31/2010 - Sokka, Mai - Complete
Second in Line by Silver pup reviews
One-shot — "If I had been born as the second child, would you have loved me then?" Zuko has a few questions for his father.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,045 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 229 - Follows: 35 - Published: 3/2/2010 - Zuko, Ozai - Complete
Firefight by Rebecca Hb reviews
Ozai and Ursa slaughter a pirate camp.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 758 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/1/2009 - Ozai, Ursa - Complete
Undertow by Elizabeth Culmer reviews
Chouryuukei Tsukimaru thinks he is playing a game with a helpless girl as his toy. He is very, very wrong. AU Team 7 fic, semi-sequel to "Tides."
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,315 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 172 - Follows: 24 - Published: 9/29/2009 - Naruto U., Sasuke U., Sakura H., OC - Complete
Regret Not A Thing by Mizerable reviews
Even in my darkest hour, your hand still found mine.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 28 - Words: 117,644 - Reviews: 418 - Favs: 453 - Follows: 382 - Updated: 9/6/2009 - Published: 1/9/2006 - Sasuke U.
Shattered by WhyMustIWrite reviews
17-year-old Umino Iruka is in the hands of the enemy's Torture & Interrogation Department. Ultimately, it is not the actions of his tormentors but the decision of a friend that destroys him.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,110 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 148 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 9/5/2009 - Published: 11/28/2008 - Iruka U. - Complete
Team Mentality by SkItZoFrEaK reviews
It had been a really freaking long mission. Gai. Lee. Neji. Tenten.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,864 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 15 - Published: 2/6/2009 - Tenten - Complete
Spying no Jutsu by daniel-gudman reviews
Disguised as a girl, Naruto will spy on Kage level kunoichi at the Cute Polar Bear Hot Springs Festival. On a related note, Sasuke deals with his growing attration to a mysterious new kunoichi. Also, the first ever Iruka Love Polygon. That I'm aware of.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 89,511 - Reviews: 1298 - Favs: 3,969 - Follows: 1,879 - Updated: 1/11/2009 - Published: 3/24/2006 - Naruto U., Iruka U. - Complete
Masks and Shadows by Kilerkki reviews
On the surface, it's a routine bodyguard mission at an entirely unusual School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But underneath the underneath, demons are lurking...[HPNaruto crossover, cowritten with link no miko]
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 59,160 - Reviews: 863 - Favs: 1,049 - Follows: 1,235 - Updated: 1/6/2009 - Published: 6/8/2005 - Naruto U., Shikamaru N.
A Not So Silent Night by Lellian reviews
Christmas in Oto.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,108 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Published: 12/25/2008 - Orochimaru, Kabuto Y.
Oracle by Phoenix of Eternity reviews
When an injury leaves Neji without his sight, the Hyuuga prodigy must decide for himself what fate he really bears. COMPLETE
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 28,195 - Reviews: 334 - Favs: 585 - Follows: 306 - Updated: 11/12/2008 - Published: 6/14/2005 - Neji H., Hinata H. - Complete
An Ounce of Prevention by Elizabeth Culmer reviews
During the timeskip, Sakura finds a very interesting diary among Tsunade's books and papers. Trouble ensues. Minor crossover with Harry Potter. COMPLETE
Crossover - Harry Potter & Naruto - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 28,069 - Reviews: 508 - Favs: 387 - Follows: 216 - Updated: 7/7/2008 - Published: 8/23/2006 - Tom R. Jr., Sakura H. - Complete
Speedometer by quotidienne reviews
A race against time: because one boy grew up into a man he should never have needed to be.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 29,204 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 6/25/2008 - Published: 7/28/2007 - Minato N.
Down the Untrodden Path by XD reviews
Uzumaki Naruto always gave the surprises, until a stranger by the name of Uchiha Sasuke came up one fine day to pronounce him 'my Prince'. Naruto thought he knew ridiculous. Thinking again suddenly seemed like a very good idea.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 32 - Words: 93,498 - Reviews: 344 - Favs: 319 - Follows: 177 - Updated: 6/15/2008 - Published: 11/10/2004 - Naruto U., Sasuke U. - Complete
Regrets by singeivoire reviews
After twelve years, Kushina returns to Konoha to meet the son that she left behind. Sequel to Promises. AU. Rated for language. FINAL CHAPTER UP!
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 34,781 - Reviews: 314 - Favs: 532 - Follows: 335 - Updated: 5/8/2008 - Published: 3/3/2008 - Naruto U., Kushina U. - Complete
Achluophobia by Mek reviews
In another universe, Orochimaru succeeded during the Invasion of the Leaf at the end of the chuunin exam.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,200 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/29/2008 - Naruto U., Sasuke U. - Complete
His Tender Blows by Lellian reviews
As Tayuya’s skull slammed into the wall with a sound like an iron bar slamming into a hunk of raw meet, she cursed those cowardly enough to sleep while she spent her time as a target. -Sound Four study. Plus Kimimaro.-
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,565 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/22/2008 - Tayuya, Kimimaro K. - Complete
Nin Pig by singeivoire reviews
A collection of silly Naruto flash fiction.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,155 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/6/2008 - Published: 12/13/2007 - Shizune, Iruka U.
Showers by Lady Mirror reviews
Sakura loves showers. It's a pity Naruto can't take the hint. Naru/Saku humor.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 760 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 15 - Published: 2/8/2008 - Sakura H., Naruto U. - Complete
Forsaken by Elemental Balance reviews
What is family? Is it a last name shared by a group of people, or is it more than that? If one is abandoned, can the ties be reforged? Can the fires of hate behind one set of blue eyes be cooled by another?
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 56,393 - Reviews: 344 - Favs: 656 - Follows: 734 - Updated: 1/20/2008 - Published: 5/1/2007 - Naruto U., Kin T.
Sealed Secrets by waiting4morning reviews
Kakashi visits an old friend; a man believed to have died 15 years ago. A man who knows the Kyuubi even better than Naruto. Last chapter up! Not yaoi. Takes place in Shippuden.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,028 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 1/19/2008 - Published: 1/8/2008 - Minato N., Kakashi H. - Complete
Under the Skin by BukkakeNoJutsu reviews
Your actions don't make you a monster. Your reasons do.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,603 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 463 - Follows: 92 - Published: 12/10/2007 - Shino A. - Complete
By These Fists by Andivari reviews
Naruto always knew his path had no shortcuts. He always knew the odds were against him. Age has brought him maturity and skill. And as a jinchuuriki, help comes from odd places. Spoilers up to chapter 305 in the manga. eventually I'll settle on a pair
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 96,448 - Reviews: 710 - Favs: 491 - Follows: 662 - Updated: 12/2/2007 - Published: 5/11/2006 - Naruto U., Sakura H.
More Important Things by singeivoire reviews
For pity's sake just let the man look at the clouds! A ShikaTema one shot.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 774 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/13/2007 - Shikamaru N., Temari - Complete
Icha Icha Fantasy by DigiFruit reviews
Naruto, fed up with all of Jiraiya’s research, tries to figure out what the big deal is by writing his own book. And Sakura slowly falls in love after reading it.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,087 - Reviews: 820 - Favs: 3,313 - Follows: 783 - Published: 9/22/2007 - Naruto U., Sakura H. - Complete
Tango no Sekku by Minnionette reviews
May 5th. Boys’ Day. A holiday in which families celebrate the happiness and health of their sons. And Naruto, who is a son without parents, makes his own celebration.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,000 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 12 - Published: 7/17/2007 - Naruto U. - Complete
Idiom Plot by ckret2 reviews
On a mission, Akamaru and Gamakichi are assigned by their masters to guard their hotel room. Though they hear some suspicious sounds from inside the room, they bravely guard it from threat. Whatever that threat may be. [Oneshot. Implied KibaNaruto.]
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,759 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 12 - Published: 6/30/2007 - Kiba I., Naruto U. - Complete
Return to the Sky by justplainrii reviews
Hinata used to love daydreaming, but as she got older, she began to avoid it, viewing it as weakness. However, in the winter following the chuunin exams, an encounter with a person that knew Naruto may very well change her perspective on things. Oneshot
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,943 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/22/2007 - Hinata H., Haku - Complete
Pallium: Clockwise by quotidienne reviews
In the end, the ironic thing is that Naruto has become too soft to be Hokage. Futurefic, AU
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,911 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 8 - Published: 6/17/2007 - Naruto U. - Complete
As Strong as Need Be by KrakenMo reviews
After leaving Naruto at the Valley of the End, Sasuke meets a final interceptor. His old teacher gives him four hints, but will Sasuke listen to Iruka? [Note: the more you read, the more sense it makes. Do not be afraid.] Update: Epilogue, part 2 The End
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 17,545 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 6/9/2007 - Published: 12/25/2006 - Sasuke U., Iruka U. - Complete
Teacher's Pet by Blue Jeans reviews
Manga compliant, Sakura-centric. After the loss of her first patient Sakura's teachers, past and present, all decided to give her some much needed advice. From shinobi life to boys, they can't seem to stop once they start. Set during the 2 years time skip.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,032 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 5/17/2007 - Published: 5/8/2007 - Sakura H., Tsunade S., Kakashi H., Iruka U. - Complete
Full Bloom by Random1377 reviews
Sakura notices something odd in the mirror, and since her mother seems hesitant to explain what's going on, she decides to find her own answers...but is she ready for the truth? First place winner in the 2006 Great Heaven and Earth Fanfiction Contest.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,764 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 1,111 - Follows: 204 - Published: 1/18/2007 - Naruto U., Sakura H. - Complete
Crowskin by Sintari reviews
Let me also wear such deliberate disguises... In Ino's world, people look, but never see. Ino, Chouji.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,282 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 163 - Follows: 19 - Published: 1/16/2007 - Ino Y., Chōji A. - Complete
Lies by H.E. Gray reviews
It's nearly pathetic how easy it is to fool a village full of ninjas. Iruka lies so much that he can hardly remember the truth. ONESHOT, SLASH.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,853 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 932 - Follows: 164 - Published: 1/6/2007 - Complete
Twelve Days of Christmas by Miss Soupy reviews
Sakura is depressed about being alone for the holidays, that is until she starts receiving gifts from her 'true love'. Will she figure out this gifters identity or will it turn out to be a horrible trick?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 19,554 - Reviews: 288 - Favs: 425 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 12/29/2006 - Published: 12/13/2006 - Sakura H., Naruto U. - Complete
Beautiful Day by Narf-for-the-Garthoc reviews
Naruto focuses on his last day as Hokage and the people who mean so much to him.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,825 - Reviews: 288 - Favs: 1,200 - Follows: 254 - Published: 12/24/2006 - Naruto U., Sakura H. - Complete
And That Was That by Direa reviews
A good man isn't easy to find for Haruno Sakura. There are a lot of frogs to kiss along the way. Future kakasaku.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,516 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 10/5/2006 - Published: 9/14/2006 - Kakashi H., Sakura H.
Escape: formerly 'The Worst Kind Of Death' by Project 0506 reviews
Kabuto is facinated with his new pinkhaired toy. He wants to see how long he can play with it before it breaks. Note: happy ending gone byebye!
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,225 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/24/2006 - Kabuto Y., Sakura H. - Complete
White Day by Project 0506 reviews
This White Day Lee's mission is to make sure every woman is happy on White day. But to do this for the two he cares about the most, he'll have to sacrifice his own feelings.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,660 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 10 - Published: 8/24/2006 - Lee R., Anko M. - Complete
Beginnings by sna reviews
Even something called an 'Eternal Rivalry' has to start somewhere! Oneshot, featuring a young Gai & Kakashi.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 576 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 179 - Follows: 26 - Published: 7/27/2006 - Gai M., Kakashi H. - Complete
Tough Love by Sintari reviews
Old shinobi never say “I love you.” The original InoShikaCho send Ino off on a date. Genfic.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 385 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 8 - Published: 5/16/2006 - Ino Y. - Complete
Girl Talk by sna reviews
A hospital ward is just about the only place the kunoichi of Konoha have time to stop and chat. Set during the 3rd Ninja War. Starring Anko, Kurenai, Shizune, Suzume and Rin. Multiparter. Part 4 up! COMPLETED.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 20,429 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 314 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 4/2/2006 - Published: 5/4/2005 - Kurenai Y., Anko M. - Complete
Sutures by Think Tanker Meeksman reviews
Naruto followed behind the nurse, letting her lead him. But he knew which room he was moving toward, knew with sickening certainty which door he would open. He'd been here before, on many occasions, all of them the same.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,574 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/17/2006 - Sakura H., Naruto U. - Complete
Dark Places in the Heart by Sintari reviews
Have you ever felt like there’s something inside of you that you can’t control? A prisoner's question leads Naruto to the dark places in his own heart. NaruHina. Darkfic.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 988 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 16 - Published: 3/6/2006 - Naruto U., Hinata H. - Complete
Boys Really Are a Lot Of Trouble by mylilchickadee reviews
All she wanted was to spend the day with her teammates . . . Oneshot.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,638 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/8/2006 - Sakura H., Naruto U. - Complete
Blessed Be Those Who Mourn by mylilchickadee reviews
Life is a series of meetings and partings. The same is true for a broken Team Seven. Three separate meetings, each told from three points of view.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 49,292 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 2/8/2006 - Published: 12/22/2005 - Naruto U., Sasuke U. - Complete
Rosemary For Remembrance by Sintari reviews
Hyuga is a house with many rooms. A Neji & Hinata centered fic. Expect madness, love, sex, and murder. This is the story of two lives and as such the parings will change. NaruHina, NejiHina. COMPLETE. Part One of the Invictus Arc.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 40,119 - Reviews: 667 - Favs: 1,073 - Follows: 185 - Updated: 10/18/2005 - Published: 1/11/2005 - Neji H., Hinata H. - Complete
Rituals by Elizabeth Culmer reviews
Sometimes missions go wrong. True partners stay with each other through the aftermath. Team 7 futurefic, based on Asuka Kureru's Saki-chan shared universe.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,415 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 30 - Published: 9/11/2005 - [Naruto U., Sasuke U., Sakura H.] - Complete
300th Puppet by roterritter reviews
Naruto faces the consequence of leaving Sakura behind as he faces Sasori's 300th puppet. Spoilers up to manga chapter 273. Darkfic. OneShot.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,748 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 13 - Published: 8/30/2005 - Sakura H., Sasori - Complete
Camaraderie by rayemars reviews
Sakura, Sasuke, a prison cell, and a deserved but unlikely ending.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,071 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 10 - Published: 8/24/2005
Housekeeping by Anria reviews
Shikamaru helps a ghost.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,880 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 10 - Published: 8/14/2005
Persistance of Vision by sna reviews
Quite literally, Kakashi's always got someone keeping an eye out for him.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,550 - Reviews: 246 - Favs: 964 - Follows: 125 - Published: 5/8/2005 - Torune, Kakashi H. - Complete
Pervert by Delial reviews
The biggest pervert on Team Seven might not be who you'd think. (SakuNaruSasu one-shot ficlet)
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 335 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 358 - Follows: 59 - Published: 2/14/2005 - Complete
A Little Family Get Together by kimi no vanilla reviews
Kakashi hates celebrating his birthday, but Team 7 isn't going to take no for an answer.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,783 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 367 - Follows: 44 - Published: 2/13/2005 - Kakashi H., Naruto U. - Complete
The Red Box by AngelOfDeath10 reviews
light NaruSaku, oneshot, when Jiraiya's gift to Naruto somehow gets passed on to Sakura, Naruto wishes for a miracle to get it back from her, but should he worry?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,477 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 22 - Published: 1/30/2005 - [Naruto U., Sakura H.] - Complete
The Risk by Tonko reviews
When an Anbu mission "success" is a disaster, coping is just another part of life. Future story. Possible shounen ai hints.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,200 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/15/2004
Worth the Trouble by The Prime Minister reviews
Shikamaru's life is full of hassles. Is there anything that's worth the trouble? ShikaIno and ShikaTemari are the main pairings, with some others, such as NaruHina, touched upon also. Complete.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 104,065 - Reviews: 779 - Favs: 443 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 12/15/2004 - Published: 8/25/2004 - Complete
Childish Things by Betula reviews
An account of a Team 7 mission through the eyes of an outsider. Oneshot.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,346 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 12 - Published: 7/18/2004 - Complete
Foxtrail by Becky Tailweaver reviews
Naruto follows an unusual trail and discovers that even the most hated of enemies can leave someone behind to mourn them.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,152 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 254 - Follows: 47 - Published: 5/7/2004 - Complete
Bug Eyed Freak by solderini reviews
The hardest person to accept is the one staring at you in the mirror.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,396 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 274 - Follows: 26 - Published: 11/6/2003 - Shino A. - Complete
Acting Out by Sunfreak reviews
Ino is growing up, and chooses to rebel in a very unexpected way. Inonaru.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,267 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 416 - Follows: 75 - Published: 8/8/2003
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Ewe, Lioness, or?
On the advantages of bromances of the female variety, the importance of withholding judgment, constructive ways of working out Daddy Issues, or How Two Badass Inhuman Ladies Took Skyrim by Storm(call). Serana of Dawnguard and the Dovahkiin, Joan du Shinji, meet, mistrust, gallavant, swashbuckle, adventure, trust, and kill things and take their stuff. (Not romance, to be clear.)
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,171 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/13/2013 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Serana
Food for Thought reviews
How does Konoha eat, anyway? Why does Naruto care? A story about how Naruto decided to go slow and steady, in at least one way, towards his dream of becoming Hokage. Has expanded to become an action/adventure/intrigue story. Rated 'M' for chapter 11
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 92,607 - Reviews: 339 - Favs: 563 - Follows: 594 - Updated: 1/15/2009 - Published: 12/22/2007 - Naruto U.