The Prickly Pear
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Joined 12-23-07, id: 1451737, Profile Updated: 01-26-14
Author has written 13 stories for CSI: Miami, NCIS: Los Angeles, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and Firefly.

Meet The Author

My name is Prickly, or Prickles if you'd like, and I have been writing for as long as I can remember. However, despite all this practice I've found it very hard to come by good constructive criticism or anything that will help me improve and what good help I have managed to corral over the years now knows me so well that it's hard for them to be objective, particularly when it comes to my characters. So, with that in mind, I ended up here.

Like most of us on this site, I'm here for the reviews, for the comments which can help me improve my writing, harsh as they may be. If you ever come across something you dislike in my writing then, please, tell me, my only condition being that you explain WHY you dislike it so I can learn from it. And, of course, I am more than happy to review anything of yours honestly and fairly in return so feel free to ask!

While my initial foray into writing came in the form of Original Fiction, my focus quickly shifted to Fanfiction and only recently returned to the characters who started it all. One of my ambitions in life is to have some of my writing published but as it stands, that’s just a dream. A dream that your constructive feedback will hopefully help me achieve.

Update As Of January, 2014

Well, as you may have noticed I've been out of the game for a bit. Life just caught up with me, that's all, and my desire to write just sort of faded away. It's sad really but I think that finally I'm ready to dive back into the wonderful world of Fanfiction! Now, I'm not promising anything because I honestly can't. I don't know how busy I'm going to be with work this year or how long my muse will keep pumping away but I miss writing, I really do, so I'm putting a conscious effort into getting back in the rhythm. Wish me luck!


My Fanfiction

When I write I have a tenancy to create a detailed history for all the characters which is universal to all of my stories for that fandom. This doesn't mean that all the stories themselves are part of the same series, but if you read all of them you can put together a pretty clear picture of my version of the back-stories for everyone involved. Still, unless I state otherwise, assume all of my work can be read as stand-alone pieces.

Below I have a list of all of my fanfiction to date, along with their summaries and some additional information.

Crossovers:

- Knowing - River knows things. Drabble. COMPLETE. (Firefly / Doctor Who)

Doctor Who:

- Until Silence Falls - Watching the Doctor walk away from his granddaughter's wedding, Wilfred Mott realized that he couldn't let the most wonderful man he's ever met die alone. AU from Season 5 on. IN PROGRESS.

NCIS Los Angeles:

- Growing Pains - As children all the world's a great adventure and it is that adventure, the ups and the downs, which make you who you are. A series of snapshots looking into the childhoods of the LA team. If you are looking to understand my interpretation of each character’s history, this is the piece to read. IN PROGRESS.

- First Impressions - Henrietta Lange takes pride in her ability to spot a good agent and turn them into a great one, but how exactly did she spot the agents we know today? A series of one-shots exploring how each agent came into her sights. Set in the Growing Pains universe but not a direct sequel and can be read alone. IN PROGRESS.

- Servant of the Game - When you live your life as a piece of a never ending game there will come the day when someone decides to change the rules. Team-Centric. No Pairings. Set in the Growing Pains universe but not a direct sequel and can be read alone. IN PROGRESS.

- Unspoken - A look into the relationship between G Callen and Henrietta Lange. Now a series of One-Shots. Set in the Growing Pains universe but not a direct sequel and can be read alone. IN PROGRESS.

- Falling Through Cracks - G Callen has always slipped through the cracks. Over the years they became his hiding place, somewhere all his secrets could be hidden. But when trouble hits and his team begins looking through them, what secrets will those cracks reveal? No Pairings. Team-Centric. Set in the Growing Pains universe but not a direct sequel and can be read alone. COMPLETE.

- One - He could only pick one... WARNING: Dark themes / Implied character death. COMPLETE.

- Something Earned - Tag to "Personal." Deeks receives an unexpected visitor with an agenda. COMPLETE.

- Just Human - 2010 Summer Challenge: G Callen experiences something for the first time, and he's not sure he likes it. WARNING: Foul language. Set in the Growing Pains universe but not a direct sequel and can be read alone. COMPLETE.

- A Christmas Card - A faded card on top of a mantle, over thirty years old, brings back a Christmas memory for Callen. Set in the Growing Pains universe but not a direct sequel and can be read alone. COMPLETE.

Harry Potter:

- Lefty - One man. One Shoe. One incredible love story. Written by a friend of mine. COMPLETE.

CSI Miami:

- Delko’s Got A Gun - The first piece of writing I ever published. I’m keeping it up here simply as a reminder of how far I've come and how far I have yet to go. COMPLETE.


My Personal Fiction

For those of you interested in my personal fiction, just click on the links in the titles below.

- Definition of a Hero - "You know what the definition of a hero is? Someone who gets other people killed." A younger sister watches her hero die. Warning: Contains Capital Punishment. COMPLETE

- A Hairy What? - One holding cell, one pedophile, three teenaged girls and one seriously messed up conversation. You have been warned. COMPLETE

- Please Don't Leave Me - Young flesh mixed with old, moving, writhing. And voices mixing too, the screams of a girl with the growls of a man, like father and daughter. Or husband and wife. *Songfic. WARNING: Contains mentions of abuse and mental illness. COMPLETE


Thank you for your interest and Happy Reading!

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And the Days That Never Came by AshRain114 reviews
Sequel. Giving up her biggest chance to find Rory, Amy is now stuck searching with a brand new Doctor. But something is wrong, and the timelines are cracking. But this is something from her past? Or something new altogether? AU S2 Doctor/Rose, Amy/Rory.
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 43 - Words: 157,085 - Reviews: 654 - Favs: 263 - Follows: 408 - Updated: 4/22 - Published: 11/26/2013 - [10th Doctor, Rose T.] [Amelia P./Amy, Rory W.]
Being Callen by NotARedhead reviews
A group of oneshots and drabbles, all from Callen's POV. No real throughline or timeframe, just me getting into Callen's head. I have no idea how many there will be. Standard disclaimer. All hail Shane Brennan.
NCIS: Los Angeles - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 55 - Words: 19,385 - Reviews: 451 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 100 - Updated: 4/2 - Published: 3/20/2010 - G. Callen
Friendly Neighbourhood Jelly Baby Stockist by HalfASlug reviews
The Doctor learns yet another reason why he should explain regeneration to companions before the bursting into gold flame bit happens.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,672 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/18 - 8th Doctor, 10th Doctor, Donna N. - Complete
When the Storm Breaks by Hazelmist reviews
She probably hates him, and maybe she should. He reaches for her anyway. Alec and Ellie are trapped together in a storm. Eventual Alec/Ellie.
Broadchurch - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 20,292 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 2/5 - Published: 9/8/2013 - Alec H., Ellie M.
A Walk In Eternity by RoxieFlash reviews
This message will appear if I'm gone, and the TARDIS detects a kind of energy. Right now she's found a crack, and she's reaching across it, locking onto herself. She's already sized it up, and is preparing for a jump. That jump should bring you back to me. The other me, the Time Lord one. But I have no idea what he'll be like. What he's been through. (BroadchurchxDoctor Who)
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 20,407 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 225 - Updated: 12/11/2013 - Published: 5/5/2013 - [10th Doctor, Rose T.]
All The Stories We Never Told by AshRain114 reviews
Touched by an Angel, Amy Pond was certain that her life with the Doctor was over. But when she wakes up in the basement of Hendrix's department store, which has been overrun by walking shop dummies, she starts to understand that her life might not be as linear as she thought. And where exactly is Rory? AU S1 Doctor/Rose, Amy/Rory, Jack/Everybody
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 49 - Words: 170,106 - Reviews: 514 - Favs: 339 - Follows: 328 - Updated: 11/26/2013 - Published: 2/10/2013 - 9th Doctor, Rose T., Amelia P./Amy, Rory W. - Complete
The Wednesday Night Routine by StormWolf10 reviews
Sort-of- continuation/sequel to 'Tea with the Millers', but can be read alone. Contains spoilers. Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller- now Carter- establish a Wednesday night routine with food, drink, and- just occasionally- a mishap.
Broadchurch - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,987 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 10/15/2013 - Published: 9/7/2013 - Alec H., Ellie M., Tom M.
Knock, Knock by Grasspaw reviews
"Knock, knock. Who's there? Your best friend." James' point of view when Sirius ran away.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,699 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/5/2011 - James P., Sirius B. - Complete
Winter Bourne by TealMoon reviews
Continuation of Bourne Ultimatum: The plot holes and things unsaid intrigued me. Jason owes a debt to Nicky. Trying to help her has exposed a threat by Blackbriar who wants them both.
Bourne series - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 35 - Words: 61,314 - Reviews: 607 - Favs: 227 - Follows: 350 - Updated: 3/3/2011 - Published: 10/28/2007
What's in a name by kaktusic reviews
The herd is followed by a pack of sabertooth tigers. Diego tries to negotiate with the pack's tracker. Rated T for some coarse language, some violence stuff and mention of things like reproductive cycles of felines. No graphics.
Ice Age - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,263 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 9 - Published: 1/8/2010 - Diego - Complete
Alliance of Enemies by Aria Saralyn reviews
After the Tantive IV falls into Imperial hands, Princess Leia is made a very interesting offer . . . The original trilogy with a twist.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 56,550 - Reviews: 490 - Favs: 249 - Follows: 340 - Updated: 9/1/2009 - Published: 3/1/2008 - Leia O., Darth Vader
Restless Warrior by Aria Saralyn reviews
Late one night, right after RotJ, Leia meets a man who wants forgiveness. She thinks he'll get it. He's not so sure.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,219 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 326 - Follows: 27 - Published: 6/18/2008 - Leia O., Anakin Skywalker - Complete
Breaking the Silence by Grym reviews
“Jack always said I was sexiest when I brooded.” The Doctor struggles with memory, loss, and a forceful companion as he and Donna leave the planet of the Ood. One-shot, missing moment.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,141 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Published: 5/20/2008 - Complete
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Until Silence Falls reviews
Watching the Doctor walk away from his granddaughter's wedding, Wilfred Mott realized that he couldn't let the most wonderful man he's ever met die alone. AU from Season 5 on.
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 34,077 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 4/5 - Published: 1/25 - Wilfred M./Wilf, Amelia P./Amy, 11th Doctor, Rory W.
Falling Through Cracks reviews
G Callen has always slipped through the cracks. Over the years they became his hiding place, somewhere all his secrets could be tucked away, but when trouble hits and his team begins looking through them, what secrets will those cracks reveal? Team-Centric. No Pairings.
NCIS: Los Angeles - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 28 - Words: 76,033 - Reviews: 205 - Favs: 120 - Follows: 159 - Updated: 2/24 - Published: 3/21/2010 - G. Callen, Kensi B., Nate G., S. Hanna - Complete
Knowing reviews
River knows things. Drabble.
Crossover - Doctor Who & Firefly - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 192 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/23 - River Song/Melody P. III, River - Complete
Servant of the Game reviews
When you live your life as a piece of a never ending game there will come the day when someone decides to change the rules. Team-Centric. No Pairings.
NCIS: Los Angeles - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Crime - Chapters: 9 - Words: 22,204 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 4/3/2013 - Published: 2/26/2011 - G. Callen, S. Hanna, Hetty L.
One reviews
He could only pick one...
NCIS: Los Angeles - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 507 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/27/2013 - G. Callen - Complete
Growing Pains reviews
As children all the world's a great adventure and it is that adventure, the ups and the downs, which make you who you are. A series of snapshots looking into the childhoods of the LA team.
NCIS: Los Angeles - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,841 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 2/13/2013 - Published: 2/6/2011
Something Earned reviews
Tag to "Personal." Deeks receives an unexpected visitor with an agenda.
NCIS: Los Angeles - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,844 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/27/2012 - M. Deeks, G. Callen - Complete
First Impressions reviews
Henrietta Lange takes pride in her ability to spot a good agent and turn them into a great one, but how exactly did she spot the agents we know today? A series of one-shots exploring how each agent came into her sights. Rating may change.
NCIS: Los Angeles - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,638 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 11/27/2012 - Published: 7/8/2010 - Hetty L.
Unspoken reviews
A look into the relationship between G Callen and Henrietta Lange. Now a series of One-Shots.
NCIS: Los Angeles - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,680 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 1/4/2011 - Published: 5/16/2010 - Hetty L., G. Callen
A Christmas Card reviews
A faded card on top of a mantle, over thirty years old, brings back a Christmas memory for Callen.
NCIS: Los Angeles - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,278 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/27/2010 - G. Callen - Complete
Lefty reviews
One man. One Shoe. One incredible love story.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 498 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 12/12/2010 - Ron W. - Complete
Just Human reviews
2010 Summer Challenge: G Callen experiences something for the first time, and he's not sure he likes it. WARNING: Foul language.
NCIS: Los Angeles - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,206 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/20/2010 - G. Callen - Complete
Delko's Got A Gun reviews
I'm not really sure why I wrote it but the idea came from a preview I saw for a CSI Miami episode. EricHoratio friendship.
CSI: Miami - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 686 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/25/2007 - Eric D., Horatio C. - Complete