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Joined 10-28-07, id: 1408611, Profile Updated: 01-20-09
Author has written 13 stories for Outsiders, and Four Brothers.

"Better a witty fool than a foolish wit."

- William Shakespeare

My name is Ana, I'm fifteen, and I aspire to be a publisher, journalist, or English teacher when I graduate. However, high school seems to enjoy slowly killing me, and dead girls just don't talk, so don't be shocked if I don't update for a while, then suddenly come back. That's usually how I roll.

-- Feel free to friend me. I absolutely love friends, but please make sure I know who you are from reviews, other sites, etc.

-- Ditto for above. I post my personal writing here, so I'm a little more catious of who I allow to see it.

-- I'm always up for sharing good music. :)

My fics (In order of publication):

The Outsiders

The Needle -- What exactly is a guy's breaking point? How much can he take before he cracks? Steve isn't quite sure, but it can't be much longer... (Rated T -- implied drugs use, language. Published 12/21/07) ONESHOT. Angst

Intervention -- When Steve came back from Vietnam, he knew things weren't going to be same. But he never asked for this. Now, in the midst of a new decade, broken relationships, and an addiction that's literally driving him crazy, Steve just sin't sure what to do, or for that matter, what he can do... both for himself, and those he loves. (T -- implied drug use, language, adult themes. Published 12/23/07. 12 chapters) COMPLETE Drama/Angst

One More Drink -- Steve needs a drink. One drink to remember, one drink to forget, and could you make it strong? He doesn't want to think about it anymore. (T -- language. 12/31/07) ONESHOT. Co-responds with chapter two of Intervention. ONESHOT Angst

First Impressions -- Pony's off to his first year of college, and he knows how important first impressions really are. The thing is, how good of an impression can you make when you've got Two-Bit and Darry along for the ride? (T -- language. Published 1/30/08) ONESHOT. General/Humor

Tangerine -- Couldn't she love them both? She could, but she coulldn't have them both, and that's what she hated. Mostly, though, Evie just wanted back the old Steve, the one she loved first. (T -- language. Published 2/6/08) ONESHOT General

Hail Mary -- Tim Shepard in church isn't exactly an everyday sight. Tim Shepard in a confessional is just plain extraordinary, if not even amusing. Well, for Tim, anyway. Not the poor priest, though. (T -- language, mention of adult themes. Published 2/17/08) ONESHOT Humor

Comfortably Numb -- Steve knew it was inevitable, and yet he still wasn't prepared when it happened. He's lost his friends before, sure, but with the stress of Vietnam already coming down on him, can he really handle it? (T -- language, drug use. Published 2/21/08) ONESHOT Angst/Drama

I Am a Child -- Steve and Soda have, and always will be buddies. Even when things just aren't getting better, they'll be there for each other. That is, if certain circumstances don't separate them. (T -- language. Published 3/5/08) ONESHOT. General

Day To Day -- The Curtis brothers seem to always have it rough, but it seems to always come down hardest Darry. In the midst of a bad deal, a recession, and the lingering shadows of past ghosts, will Darry's life ever get back on track? (T -- language, adult themes, possibble sexual themes. Published 11/28/08. 4 chapters) Angst/Romance

Exit the Warrior -- Darry Curtis isn't one who gets pushed around, not by his friends, but especially not by the likes of Tim Shepard, and he wants to make everyone aware of that. And get back at Tim for some unfinished business. ONESHOT. Tie in with Day to Day. General/Angst

Four Brothers

Circuit Breaker -- What exactly is there to do when the power goes out at the Mercers. One thing is certain, and that's that it's bound to be hectic. (T -- language. Published 3/10/08) ONESHOT. Humor

Note: I do not typically write in the Four Brothers fandom. This will probably be the only story I'll have in it for a while.

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Write Your Own Song by Maxiekat reviews
Jack survives the shooting. He has a long recuperation ahead of him, plus Bobby's being a nag, Jerry's worrying constantly, and Angel's thinking about proposing to Sofi. If that wasn't enough, a new threat arises just as life starts to get back to normal. COMPLETE
Four Brothers - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 101,712 - Reviews: 809 - Favs: 299 - Follows: 261 - Updated: 10/9/2012 - Published: 10/8/2007 - Jack M., Bobby M., Angel M., Jeremiah M. - Complete
Family Ties by Hahukum Konn reviews
Curly Shepard's fight with a Soc has unintended consequences for Angela. -Considered to be AU to canon by the author-
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,686 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 12/24/2008 - Published: 2/6/2008 - Angela S.
Remembered Kisses by Hahukum Konn reviews
Fic idea by xocrazililkelox. On Christmas Eve, Ponyboy Curtis remembers his first kiss on another Christmas Eve, years before. ONE-SHOT, COMPLETE. Co-written with byebyebirdie58.
Outsiders - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,670 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/21/2008 - Ponyboy C. - Complete
Mobile Soul by Ski-Ming reviews
It is said that you shouldn't judge a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes. Well, you shouldn't judge a woman until you've driven over a thousand miles in her car. After almost a year in Florida, Sandy gets a chance to speak.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 21,580 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 12/17/2008 - Published: 12/10/2007 - Sandy, Sodapop C.
Eighteen by Sokka17 reviews
One shot. Soda's last thoughts in Vietnam.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,403 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/15/2008 - Sodapop C., Steve R. - Complete
Tender is the Night by A Sideways Smile reviews
Growing up with a gang of boys has made Ellie O'Hare tough, cool and calm, but no one will give her the benefit of the doubt. Changes ensue and trouble with Socs, boyfriends and tensions within the gang may cause her to lose her cool and her sanity.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 43 - Words: 171,931 - Reviews: 530 - Favs: 224 - Follows: 124 - Updated: 11/4/2008 - Published: 3/28/2007 - Complete
Jaw Breaker by Alzbeta Batoriova reviews
Does it matter how it happened? Steve's comment about Darry went a little *too* far. Takes place before the novel - extremely short fic! Oneshot.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 470 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/28/2008 - Steve R., Darry C. - Complete
Push Alchemy by FeistyFeist reviews
When Ponyboy Curtis had the accident, everything fell apart. The letter simply pushes everything forward as things will never be the same again.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 23 - Words: 62,386 - Reviews: 369 - Favs: 193 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 7/6/2008 - Published: 10/21/2007 - Ponyboy C. - Complete
Kathy and the Night the Brakes Went Out by patsycline reviews
My second one-shot focusing on a different greaser girl. In this case, Two-Bit's sometime-girlfriend, Kathy. Again, I'm trying to paint the greaser girls as human beings.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,794 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 12 - Published: 3/22/2008 - Two Bit M. - Complete
Evie on a Friday Night by patsycline reviews
This is my first fan fic...a one shot about Evie and Steve. Mostly about Evie...I've wanted to write about a greaser girl as a real human being for a while, so here goes.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,313 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Published: 2/23/2008 - Steve R. - Complete
Hollow by Minty Says reviews
This is just my take on how Buck Merril would have reacted when he found out Dallas was dead. Buck POV.
Outsiders - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,850 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/16/2008 - Buck M. - Complete
The Birds And The Bees by xocrazililkelox reviews
A young Angela Shepard walks in on her brother Tim in an awkward sistuation and Tim decides It's time to have the "talk."
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,716 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/6/2008 - Tim S., Curly S. - Complete
Number Four by dazdnconfusd730 reviews
I took him in because he needs someone to look after him, Bobby. And I honestly believed that you three would do that, just like you look after one another. That, I think, is what has disappointed me most.
Four Brothers - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,131 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 15 - Published: 1/9/2008 - Complete
Jumped by PEACE.LOVE.MUSIC reviews
“That,” he said slugging me again, “is for hitting on my girlfriend. That,” he got me right across the jaw on that one, “is for earlier, and this,” he kneed me ‘below the belt,’ “is just so you don’t get any ideas in the future.” ONESHOT.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,234 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/7/2008 - Sodapop C., Steve R. - Complete
Got to Begin Again by xXFlowerxChildXx reviews
Darry on the night of the Curtis' deaths. oneshot
Outsiders - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 997 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/31/2007 - Darry C. - Complete
That Place Between the Rocks by bread and coal reviews
I think it's about purity. But it might be despair. Sometimes it's hard for me to tell.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,583 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Published: 12/30/2007 - Johnny C.
The Memory Remains by HippieHebe reviews
Back from Vietnam Steve feels things couldn’t get any worse, until Evie walks back into his life. ONESHOT.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,913 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Published: 12/23/2007 - Steve R. - Complete
Melancholia by Queen Jane Approximately reviews
The funny thing about war is that the insanity is kind of contagious. ... It spreads, and it makes a show of it. Another Vietnam oneshot from Queen Jane! Soda's POV. Mild war violence if you squint.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,240 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Published: 11/20/2007 - Sodapop C. - Complete
Her Boys by Aiko-chan reviews
She would not claim dignity nor class nor high intelligence, but let no one say she did not love her boys.
Outsiders - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,381 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/22/2007 - Dallas W. - Complete
Best Laid Plans by Greywolf Lupous reviews
Their first mistake was pointing a gun at Bobby Mercer. Their last mistake was pointing one at his baby brother.
Four Brothers - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 45,794 - Reviews: 303 - Favs: 299 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 9/21/2007 - Published: 9/1/2007 - Complete
After the Fire by Fosterchild reviews
Steve needs some comfort...he needs to shut off his mind after the rumble...Chapter 4 is up...
Outsiders - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,008 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/10/2007 - Published: 7/27/2007 - Complete
The Wall by angelchild reviews
Oneshot Pony's experiences going to see Soda's name on the wall.
Outsiders - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 770 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/10/2007 - Ponyboy C., Sodapop C. - Complete
Calm In The Storm by Shannz reviews
A winter storm reminds Jack of his past. Bobby x Jack. Premovie.
Four Brothers - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,661 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/17/2007 - Complete
Bobby Comes Back by WishfulWriting reviews
A short story. Bobby spends a night in jail and Jack thinks he's gone forever. Bad summary, hopefully not indicative of story quality. Thanks for any reviews!
Four Brothers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,323 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 11 - Published: 7/2/2006 - Complete
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Where Eagles Dare reviews
Son, dreams ... don't mean a thing." But Steve Randle would beg to differ. To him, dreams mean the world, even if he doesn't fully understand them. Now it's just a matter of convincing his father, too. T for language.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,382 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/11/2009 - Steve R. - Complete
Day to Day reviews
The past five years haven't been easy for the Curtis family, especially Darry. Even when things seem to be looking up for the rest of the world, Darry's seems to be in a permanent state of chaos. T for language and possible adult themes.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 24,524 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 1/31/2009 - Published: 11/27/2008 - Darry C.
Waiting On the Thunder reviews
As Ponyboy enters college, he must learn how to deal with college, friends and girlfriends while coming to terms with his brother's death in Vietnam. Will he be able to handle it all, or will things come crashing down on him?
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,491 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/3/2009 - Ponyboy C.
Exit the Warrior reviews
Tim Shepard's nose has been broken three times. Darry thinks it needs a fourth breaking. Oneshot. Tie-in with chapter five and six of Day to Day, and rated for violence and language.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,327 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Published: 12/20/2008 - Darry C., Tim S. - Complete
Intervention reviews
Two years after Vietnam, Steve Randle finds himself in the midst of an addiction that's not only hurting himself, but those around him. What's more is that he finds himself facing people and problems he thought he'd left behind long ago.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 20,665 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 11/30/2008 - Published: 12/23/2007 - Steve R., Evie - Complete
Circuit Breaker reviews
When the power goes out, how exactly do a bunch of guys like the Mercer brothers keep themselves busy? Rated for language. Oneshot.
Four Brothers - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,190 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/10/2008 - Complete
I Am a Child reviews
Steve Randle and Sodapop Curtis have been best friends since they were kids. They've always had each other's back and that's not likely to change, even when things seem most troubling. Rated T for language. Oneshot.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,697 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/5/2008 - Steve R., Sodapop C. - Complete
Comfortably Numb reviews
Steve Randle has seen his fair share of deaths. Hell, he'd seen death before he ever got shipped off to Vietnam. But when one of his buddies is killed in an ambush -- how much more can Steve take? Rated for language and implied drug use.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,323 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Published: 2/21/2008 - Steve R. - Complete
Hail Mary reviews
When Tim Shepard steps into a church, he expects the whole place to burn down, or at least to be attacked by holy water. What he doesn't expect is to end up in a confessional in a more than amusing encounter with a priest. Rated T for language.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,492 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/17/2008 - Tim S. - Complete
Tangerine reviews
She was unsure of who she loved more, unsure of who she'd rather be with. But mostly she needed to talk to him, to get back her old Steve. Pre-Intervention.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,426 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/6/2008 - Complete
First Impressions reviews
Pony knows that first impressions are always important, especially when you're going off to college. It's just that that can be easier said than done sometimes. Oneshot.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,695 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/6/2008 - Published: 1/30/2008 - Ponyboy C. - Complete
One More Drink reviews
One drink to remember them, one to forget. One drink for every damn tear you've shed, and one for every guy you've ever missed. And boy, do you miss them like hell. Oneshot following chapter two of Intervention.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,000 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/31/2007 - Steve R. - Complete
The Needle reviews
You're utterly terrified of it, yet at the same time you just know it can be real good for you. I'll go for anything to take my mind off of this awful place. Steve's POV. Warning: Drug use and mild language.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,072 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Published: 12/21/2007 - Steve R. - Complete