staceums
hide bio
PM . Follow . Favorite
Joined 09-22-07, id: 1381874, Profile Updated: 03-10-14
Author has written 11 stories for Bleach, Batman the Animated Series, Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy VIII, and Terminator.

Update 3/10/14: I'm stitching these stories together very slowly, but they ARE being updated. All of them. I promise. Real life keeps getting in the way.

Okay, not homeless anymore, just busy. Full disclosures are in my LiveJournal account if you ever feel like reading about what I've been doing with my time.


Tidbits: I'm a quiet person by nature. I've got a Ph.D. (yes, from a legit university) in microbiology and I'm currently working as a lab rat. I'm just now starting to figure out that nine years of school and $85,000 of student debt doesn't mean shit. Thus, I bitch a ton. In the meantime, I love to write and this is my outlet. If I could do it all over again, I would have gone to med school...or started my own bakery like in Stranger Than Fiction.

Fic Synopsis (in order of newest publications):

Final Fantasy VIII - Hide Your Crazy

I'm not even a big Xu person, but her lack of character development in the game leaves much to the imagination. I blame altol and sissyHIYAH for their bad influences and their portrayal of Xu in their fics, because now that's how I see her - something like a cross between Lisbeth Salander (Girl With a Dragon Tattoo) and Lucille (Sin City). When I first heard the song "Mama's Broken Heart" on the radio, this exact fic popped into my mind. Dunno why.

Final Fantasy XII - Letters to Rabanastre

This idea was sitting in my head for a long time; focuses on Ashe and Basch - their past, present, and future. Penelo and Larsa dabble in some mischief. I chopped up my old XII novelization and kept the Basch/Ashe pieces, so some work might look familiar. Pretty much expounding on the game ending and that oh-so-palpable tension between Basch and Ashe.

Final Fantasy VIII - Come Back

Collective works for The Third War community on LiveJournal (http://thethirdwar.livejournal.com/) focusing on the fragile relationship between Seifer and Quistis. Thinking about a sequel for this one...

Final Fantasy VIII - The Outlaw Knight

Meh, just because. Inspiration struck after watching Tombstone and Broken Trail. (If you haven't seen those movies, by the way, watch 'em.) Just something fun to write :) However, Zell fans beware - I'm makin' him out to be the bad guy in this one... Seifer x Quistis

Final Fantasy VIII - All of This Past

Title based off the song by Sarah Bettens. Sequel to "Sound of a Trembling Heart." After five years of peace, nobody saw it coming. An unstoppable chain reaction had been set in motion years ago...and now the SeeDs must face what they've feared all along... Canon pairings, mainly Seifer x Quistis.

Note: If you were confused by the epilogue in "Sound of a Trembling Heart," it's there for a reason. Trust me. Listen to the song I posted in that chapter. I'm foreshadowing like hell here.

Terminator Salvation - The Rooster

Title based off the song by Alice in Chains, originally played in the movie but never expounded upon - leaving much to the imagination. A story that is scientifically plausible and much more believable than the piece o' crap movie (at least, I'd like to think). Not quite a series of drabbles, but not meant to go very deep, either. Blair x Marcus undertones.

Final Fantasy VIII - Sound of a Trembling Heart

Title inspired by the song "Suicide Note" by Johnette Napolitano. This fic is simply about Seifer and Quistis, their recollection of the Second Sorceress War, and overcoming their pain. I swiped a few tiny elements from The Departed and changed the situation just a little - Seifer wasn't a traitor, and his mission was the most difficult of all.

Now en español by BlackyPink! Go check out the translated version here.

Final Fantasy X - The Story of Our Predecessors

A prequel to the actual game of FFX, following Auron and Braska before the big pilgrimage. Even though little hints were thrown at us in the game, we never did discover much about Auron's past. So, I'm putting together a story. Just why did Auron refuse to marry? And what caused the bitter grudge between him and Kinoc?

Batman and Catwoman - The Emerald Eye

Based on the animated series, but changed up just a bit with some OC's thrown in. Just some good old fashoned bat-cat banter, thievery, sexual innuendos, and romance...not to mention a huge conflict of interest.

Bleach - No Matter What: Fight or Die

Set during the Bount Arc with an OC as the 4th seat in the 11th squad. She knows something isn't right...the Bount invasion has brought back haunting memories, but of what? A little bit of Renji romance in the mix.

Final Fantasy XII - A Message From Our Sponsors: Dealing with Plagiarism

Plagiarism sucks. I hate it. Others hate it. So don't do it. Read the oneshot to see what I mean.

Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

Like Metal to a Smith by Girlbird reviews
Thrown together in a match made out of necessity and convenience and duty, Lothiriel of Dol Amroth and the Horse Lord marry. Eomer, affected too deeply from a life of loss, tries to close his heart. But love can come to even the most unwilling...
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 96,585 - Reviews: 295 - Favs: 175 - Follows: 364 - Updated: 12/26/2013 - Published: 12/20/2008 - Eomer, Lothíriel
Thunder & Lightning by Lady Bluejay reviews
Asked to befriend Rohan's famous White Lady, Lothíriel has serious doubts as to whether a shield-maiden and a princess will get on. But she was not expecting any difficulty in being civil to the lady's brother and sparks fly from their first meeting. Worse than that however, she is led into a situation that threatens her very life. Complete.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 78,957 - Reviews: 304 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 208 - Updated: 9/16/2013 - Published: 3/18/2013 - Eowyn, Faramir, Eomer, Lothíriel - Complete
The Summoner's Knight by Ms Starlight reviews
FF8 and FF10 Crossover. Quistis is a summoner without a guardian until Seifer appoints himself the task and joins her on her pilgrimage.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 72,955 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 9/23/2012 - Published: 1/22/2011 - Quistis T., Seifer A. - Complete
Ever After by Myrielle reviews
Revived by the Cetra, Sephiroth is thrown back into the real world where the struggle to redeem himself, ward off old enemies and falling in love slowly but surely convince him that he is human after all…
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 21,144 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 2/20/2012 - Published: 10/22/2005 - Sephiroth, Tifa L.
The Knight & Queen by Basched reviews
A series of short stories inspired by music for Basch and Ashe. Chapter Eight: She is too far away.
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 9,706 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 2/13/2012 - Published: 3/24/2008 - Ashe, Basch
Making Life by Basched reviews
A Viera learns the good and bad of Hume procreation. Chapter 14: Bound. STRONG CONTENT. That why it rated M!
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 113,543 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 2/8/2012 - Published: 3/28/2008 - Basch, Ashe
Second Chance by ChristineX reviews
Sometimes redemption can be found in the most unlikely places. Following the events of Terminator Salvation, Marcus Wright and Blair Williams attempt to navigate a shifting landscape of changing loyalties, even as they face an uncertain future together.
Terminator - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 44,111 - Reviews: 139 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 1/18/2011 - Published: 5/24/2009 - Complete
Et In Arcadia Ego by Viginti Duo reviews
The calm before the storm... Whispers of the Old Gods. The shadow of The Magician. Choice versus providence. Seiftis, post-game.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 12 - Words: 161,783 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 12/12/2010 - Published: 2/14/2007 - Seifer A., Quistis T.
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy by Mayonaka no Ame reviews
Near the end of her pilgrimage, Yuna decides she needs to extract a little more from life. One guardian is more than willing to help, til the end. An inevitable end made all the more horrifying, because she dared to love him.
Final Fantasy X - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 174,841 - Reviews: 578 - Favs: 303 - Follows: 202 - Updated: 10/2/2009 - Published: 7/12/2005 - Tidus, Yuna
A Regency Romance in 2 minutes by SirenoftheStorm reviews
This is what happens when I read too many Regency-era historical romance novels. Rogues! Seduction! Marriages of convenience! Cliches! Magical butlers!
Misc. Books - Rated: K+ - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,269 - Reviews: 151 - Favs: 195 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/31/2009 - Complete
Cards and Questions by sissyHIYAH reviews
Quistis and Seifer discuss life, whiskey, disappointment, and generally just drive each other mad. Two creatures so alike are meant to disagree.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 89,208 - Reviews: 201 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 7/17/2009 - Published: 11/11/2008 - Quistis T., Seifer A. - Complete
Final Fantasy VIII : The Second Sorceress War by Lynnwood reviews
How differently would Seifer Almasy's life have been if he graduated to SeeD with the others? If it wasn't him that Ultemecia chose to bring to her side that fateful day in Timber? What if it had been Quistis instead? SeixQ, SqxR SelxI, ZxLG
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 95,233 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 7/4/2009 - Published: 3/30/2007 - Seifer A., Quistis T.
No Fairy Tales by Chocobo Goddess reviews
After the Lion War, Ovelia is trapped in a loveless marriage.
Final Fantasy: Tactics - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,708 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/26/2009 - Delita.H, Ovelia.A - Complete
Huzzah! by sissyHIYAH reviews
Ah, the Balamb version of a Renaissance Faire...booze and mayhem, the battle between the Black Knight and the White Knight, Quistis in a corset, Selphie and moonshine. Rated M for alcohol, Seifer's bad Shakespeare, and cheeky sexual banter. Oh behave!
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 54,961 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 5/24/2009 - Published: 12/16/2008 - Quistis T., Seifer A. - Complete
Prince Of Persia: Ascending The Throne by Sincerity reviews
An expansion of the Trilogy's end. The prince and Farah will find the love only hinted at in The Sands of Time. Chapter is up! Enjoy!
Prince of Persia - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 26,327 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 4/7/2009 - Published: 8/2/2006
Fire and Ice by altol reviews
Seifer and Quistis. One man's redemption. One woman's awakening. Two souls journey into an uncertain future...with even more uncertain feelings. Finished.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 41 - Words: 393,159 - Reviews: 1312 - Favs: 696 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 11/23/2008 - Published: 10/30/2002 - Quistis T., Seifer A. - Complete
Shut Up and Kiss Me by Kitsune Moonstar reviews
Thirty stories for Quistis and Seifer for the thirty kisses challenge.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 33,873 - Reviews: 238 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 10/28/2008 - Published: 4/8/2008 - Quistis T., Seifer A. - Complete
Venus & Mars: Crests, Signs, and Sigils by AuronLu reviews
Goddess of love, god of war... Here is a selection of drabbles and short pieces exploring a bittersweet, fleeting liaison between the formidable sorceress and swordsman. Spoilers abound.
Final Fantasy X - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 47 - Words: 14,634 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/3/2008 - Published: 7/21/2006 - Lulu, Auron
Of Swans and Horses : Queen of the Riddermark by Lynnwood reviews
For his people and their continued survival after the War of the Ring, Eomer King, Lord of the Riddermark, agrees to take to wife the daughter of the Prince of Dol Amroth. Can these two very different people learn to coexist? Learn to love?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 38,484 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 162 - Updated: 4/12/2008 - Published: 9/22/2006 - Eomer, Lothíriel
Mind Your Manners by La Maddalena reviews
They're both much too stubborn to move aside when they pass each other in the hallways. / Seifer/Quistis, fifty oneliners.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,210 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 18 - Published: 3/26/2008 - Seifer A., Quistis T. - Complete
Elanor's Revenge by Juliediane reviews
Determined to punish Haldir for toying with her sister’s affections, Elanor undertakes to teach him a lesson. Will she succeed? Or will Haldir turn the tables on her? COMPLETE
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 320,530 - Reviews: 531 - Favs: 588 - Follows: 137 - Updated: 7/8/2007 - Published: 1/26/2004 - Haldir - Complete
Auron in FFX2 by klepto-maniac0 reviews
Blame it on soda, which I normally don't drink. Otherwise I'd never have fun at Auron's expense....
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,360 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/7/2004 - Complete
Dazzled by Lunatique reviews
Seifer and Quistis, sitting by a tree, talking.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,546 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/10/2002 - Published: 11/2/2002 - Quistis T., Seifer A. - Complete
Partners in Crime by Lydia Hunter reviews
A romance novel from the original B:TAS. Bruce and Selina try to form a relationship without the masks
Batman the Animated Series - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 36,952 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 11 - Published: 6/1/2001 - Complete
Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

Come Back reviews
Quistis tries to convince Seifer why she needs him. For "The Third War" collection on LiveJournal. May continue with a sequel...
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,681 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 8/6/2013 - Published: 3/17/2012 - Quistis T., Seifer A. - Complete
Hide Your Crazy reviews
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Oneshot. Examines the darker side of SeeD. Inspired by Xu's badass reputation and the song "Mama's Broken Heart" by Miranda Lambert. Especially dedicated to Xu fans...
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,783 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/23/2013 - Xu - Complete
Letters to Rabanastre reviews
Through letters, Penelo and Larsa decide that Ashe and Basch have been separated long enough. Some flashbacks, some in-game, some letter-writing, and some matchmaking. A story about evolving relationships; mainly Ashe x Basch, a little Penelo x Larsa
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,549 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 1/3/2013 - Published: 10/27/2012 - Basch, Ashe
The Rooster reviews
Takes place right after Terminator Salvation; an alternative ending with believability and where it all goes from there. Mostly focuses on Marcus, his past, present, and future - including his new allies. Blair x Marcus undertones.
Terminator - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 30,723 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 1/28/2012 - Published: 5/11/2010 - Marcus W., Blair W.
All of This Past reviews
Sequel to "Sound of a Trembling Heart." Events were set in motion long ago that cannot be undone. The Sorceress Wars triggered a cascade of actions that would soon dictate everyone's fate. The SeeDs must now confront their true destiny. Valete, liberi...diebus fatalibus. Seifer x Quistis, canon pairings.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 39,222 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 12/18/2011 - Published: 6/5/2010 - Seifer A., Quistis T.
The Outlaw Knight reviews
Very AU, light and fluffy. Final Fantasy VIII characters in a western. Seifer x Quistis, of course.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Western - Chapters: 2 - Words: 12,592 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/10/2011 - Published: 11/17/2011 - Quistis T., Seifer A.
Sound of a Trembling Heart reviews
The real reason Seifer Almasy wasn't openly promoted to SeeD status. Post-FFVIII, after Ultimecia's defeat. A take on a Seifer-Quistis fic based loosely on a few elements from the movie "The Departed."
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 206,840 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 5/12/2010 - Published: 1/9/2009 - Seifer A., Quistis T. - Complete
The Story of Our Predecessors reviews
Why did Auron refuse the hand of the priest's daughter? And what exactly caused the rift between him and Kinoc? Auron's tale, set pre-FFX, of the events that led to Braska's pilgrimage. Auron x O.C.
Final Fantasy X - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 18,864 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 11/22/2008 - Published: 9/13/2008 - Auron
The Emerald Eye reviews
A story about Selina Kyle and Bruce Wayne, their personal views about right and wrong, and whether or not they can overcome their differences. Will Selina ever remove her prejudice against Bruce? Can Bruce open his heart to her? Warning: language!
Batman the Animated Series - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 56,557 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 9/17/2008 - Published: 11/8/2007 - Bruce W., S. Kyle
And Now, A Message From Our XII Sponsors reviews
A short OneShot dealing with the issues of plagiarism, mostly spurred from a recent experience of mine. It pokes fun of the circumstance as well as how upset the characters are. A few might be O.O.C., but simply for your entertainment!
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,441 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Published: 4/30/2008 - Complete
No Matter What: Fight or Die reviews
The 4th seat in Squad 11 has an internal struggle with her past...and it's come back to haunt her. During the Bount Arc, a little romance as well, including characters from the Gotei 13. Renji x O.C. Rated M for language.
Bleach - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 54,669 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 2/18/2008 - Published: 10/11/2007 - Renji A. - Complete