Third Time Charm
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Joined 10-10-07, id: 1395571, Profile Updated: 04-05-11
Author has written 6 stories for Naruto, and Harry Potter.

Third Time Charm, otherwise known as Elle. 20, in Chicago Illinois. The most relevant facts about my life are: I am a student, I have a horse who is the nucleus of my existence, and all of my actions are generally goaded by random acts of whimsy. Other than that, I enjoy old language (words that generally aren't acknowledged in the dictionary any longer) and classical literature. I have a long fuse but little tolerance for things I percieve of as idiocy.

As a writer, I strive to keep things real. My writing style is very similar to the way I think and speak which can make it convoluted and difficult to comprehend. I have no beta at the moment, so I apologize for that! I strive to avoid mangling the english language as much as possible, but I'm afraid I have a rather alarming adoration of run on sentences and comma abuse.

The content about which I write tends to be provoked by my thoughts. You may gather, from many of my stories, there is a constent conflict in nearly everything I write between love, life, and regret. I wonder, often, about why it is always the woman who is left behind to suffer in memory of the days that were, wishing for the days that could have been. Character evolution is also significant to me. While I might write about characters we all know and love, chances are good that I write in a slight "AU"-be it some years in the future because I wish to write an older, more mature character or having altered some event or another. I beg clemency for that! There are few characters that, canonly, I can write exceptionally well.

I do not promise happy endings to anything I write. (I suppose now should be a moment that I point out I don't actually promise any ending, ever. I seem to be notoriously bad about not finishing what I start.) Somehow, I find the story satisfying if there is a resolution that isn't neat and tidy. Life rarely is, and in my experience, it doesn't offer things in such clear cut black and white. The lines of good and evil, thoughtfulness and thoughtlessness, compassion and disregard tend to blur as I write. Most of it is intentional. If, at the end of a chapter or a story, I can have someone go "Oh. I never thought about it that way before!" then I'm doing my 'job' right. That said, I confess one of my deepest darkest secrets. Ilovefluff. Don't stone me for it!

Chances are you'll see me drabble in the Harry Potter universe a little bit. I do love a good InuYasha story (Sesshomaru and Kagome make an interesting pair, though I profess an undying loyalty to Sesshomaru and Kagura). Yu Yu Hakusho offers other reading. I'm quite fond of Kurama. In the future I may explore writing stories about Fullmetal Alchemist. It's one of the few manga that explore the depth of the female psyche as something other than someone to cart along for the occasional use, or leave behind. I enjoy that. Currently, most of my attention is focused on Bleach and Naruto. Gin (and Rangiku) is a favorite pairing of mine, and I love Byakuya as a character. In Naruto, there are so many places that I want to explore in writing that I don't even know where to start!

Drop me a line if you're ever inclined. I'd love to hear from you-ideas, suggestions, or even just feedback!

The Stories

All for Love: Featuring the relatively unknown, Dorcas Meadowes, this story explores the life-and death-of a woman the world forgot. If life is comprised of moments, and moment creates memory, then it is choice that created those millions of moments that made the woman. This was her life and these were her choices, even to her own end. Complete

Wouldn't it be Good?: It started with a word and it was cemented with a touch. In a world filled with obligation, shinobi are tools to be used in aid of their country and an heir is the property of his clan. When the threat of loss makes a man realize how cherished a woman is and how close he came to losing her, no convention can force him to keep her a secret any longer. She was his, and he would never let her go. SakuraxItachi. Complete

sometimes always, never: He was supposed to be dead, she was supposed to wait, and the other man was never supposed to come back. That's what everyone believed, anyway. What if, though, everything they believed, was a lie?

Oddly nostalgic for the past, before he had made the mistakes of a lifetime, Uchiha Sasuke cannot deny the pull of his old home. However, every step closer to those fond memories brings him one step closer to his own ruin. Konoha has no want of him and as he persists in his persuit of memory, Sasuke crosses blades again and again with the men and women of his former home. It is left to Haruno Sakura to try to save the ones she can, and bury the ones she cannot. Somehow, though, the grave does not keep what it claims and when someone comes back to share the whole truth of the past with her, she is left to lament for the lives that could have been. Instead of life, now, there was only one path-and who died at the end of it, Sakura did not know. But even as Sasuke had left Konoha and killed his brother, even as certainly as Sakura's mission was to save every soul she could, their destiny was inescapable. Their lives were meant to come at a crossroads and when that occured, no one could say who would triumph. Temporary Pause

Dream for Her Tonight: In a world where dreams are punished with harsh reality, Sakura Haruno long ago realized only one thing with any great certainty. Regrets were wasted time. However, looking back to the very start of it, she wonders-knowing what she knew now, would she have done anything differently? There was love and there was loss, and there were tears along with the laughter. Growing up was uncomfortable at best, but the memory of youth was painful at worst. Yet, for all of the hurt, she could not help but look back to those glittering days where love was freely given and laughter came without a price. Editing.

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At what cost, Love? reviews
The only thing that can hurt more than love is the determination not to. When confronted with insurmountable grief and impossible challenge, Sakura is faced with the choice of a lifetime. Love may come at a price but no one could say it wasn't worth it.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,581 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/22/2011 - Itachi U., Sakura H. - Complete
Coming to Love reviews
The world might be unkind, and the people within it, uncompromising. Yet, for all of their resolve, there is love to be found-if one just opens their eyes, and is willing to see with their heart.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 320 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/21/2011 - Neji H., Ino Y. - Complete
Dream For Her Tonight reviews
With love and loss, and tears with the laughter, the memory of growing up was uncomfortable at best, painful at worst. For all the hurt, Sakura could not help but recall those glittering days where love was freely given and laughter came without a price.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,848 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/11/2011 - Published: 9/13/2010 - Sakura H., Sasuke U.
Wouldn't it be Good? reviews
It is only when faced with insurmountable loss that one can overcome the obstacles to embrace the truth as it is, not as others wish to percieve it. It is only in this moment that a love denied, can finally become reality.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,449 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/7/2010 - Itachi U., Sakura H. - Complete
sometimes always, never reviews
What happens when reality is built on a foundation of lies? What if the ghosts of the past return to resurrect long dead truths? All Sakura Haruno desires is a life of her own, but caught between and avenger and a martyr she may never have that chance.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,674 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/1/2010 - Published: 5/2/2010 - Sakura H., Sasuke U.
All For Love reviews
As an individual, all that she was remembered by was that she was one of the few that was killed by Voldemort himself. There is a person behind the tales, though-and a life that Dorcas Meadows chose to live. This is her choice. This is her story.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Tragedy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,674 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/4/2010 - Sirius B., Dorcas M. - Complete