Jessica Simpson-Bourget
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Author has written 22 stories for Cheers.

Thanks for reading! I'm a Cheers fan from way back, and a Sam/Diane shipper for life. I think they have the most complex and fascinating relationship I've ever seen on television, and I can't seem to get enough of them. As much as I adore them, they are also my big OTP sadness. I never expected them to live happily ever after, but I did expect them to keep circling back, because like it or not, they really were it for each other.

Another ship of mine is David and Maddie of Moonlighting. Yes, they are a Sam/Diane knock-off, but still, love 'em. I'm also a fan of Jan and Michael from The Office. As you can see, I like my pairings angsty and complicated and fiery. It takes a lot to get me excited about (hell, even interested in) a TV pairing, but these three really give me endless food for thought. Sam and Diane top the list, though, no contest. I'm also a big Adventure Time fan, with special love for the Ice King/Simon. His history and his angst as well as his humor really captivate me. Another fave is Laverne & Shirley where Shirley/Carmine are my ship.

Anyway, I've always wanted to sit down and write about some of my ships, so here I am. I'll happily share when inspiration strikes. Hope you enjoy. Reviews are encouraging and let me know my stuff's not just going out into a void, so I really do appreciate any thoughts you have on my work. I give feedback to any stories I read because I know how important it is to encourage and support fellow writers. That said, if you're a serial non-reviewer of mine or others' work or are lifting material from others without crediting, please don't expect anything from me.

IMPORTANT: With respect to plagiarism, I've got no patience for it anymore. I understand imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery and a certain amount of influence is unavoidable, but when I see phrases or ideas that I spent a lot of time crafting from my heart, or which came from my own personal life experience in other people's "writing" more than once, I get angry. Further insult is added when you blatantly lift but don't even have the decency to review the work from which you are lifting wholesale. I'm not trying to be mean or harsh or discourage writers-- I'm just feeling used right now, which no writer should have to experience, especially when they are working only for the love of their craft. I've tried to be patient, but believe me, it took a more than one or two infringements to get me to this point. Please have the respect of my work as a reader to refrain from stealing my stuff, or I will have no choice but to stop creating material for you to take.

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God Bless the Moon by sunnymadden reviews
Sam writes to Diane on a lonely Thanksgiving night. Takes place during season six.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 676 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/28/2013 - Diane C., Sam M. - Complete
Graybles with Ice King and Marceline by eternallost reviews
Oh, hello there! Here for more graybles, I reckon. However! Tonight is our special adult edition. So, cover the ear nubs of your little ones, and set their dials to sleep mode. What's that? Guess tonight's theme? Well my mature gloobers, I think that would be quite obvious! Hoo hoo!
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,039 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 11/7/2013 - Published: 7/19/2013 - Ice King, Marceline A. - Complete
Another Fall Won't Even Make A Dent by dontbesojaded reviews
Set immediately after "Snow Job". Sam and Diane argue a bit in the freezing cold and generally don't resolve anything. The usual for these two idiots.
Cheers - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,215 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/14/2013 - Diane C., Sam M.
If I Could Tell You I Would Let You Know by samurai frasier crane reviews
Here's a missing scene from "Fortune and Men's Weight" attempting to explain how our favorite doomed lovebirds reconciled in its aftermath. Title is from a REALLY GREAT POEM by W.H. Auden which you should read instead of this story, because it will give you chills and make you weep inconsolably. But then come back and read this story so I don't feel lonely.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,776 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/20/2013 - Published: 6/19/2013 - Diane C., Sam M.
Lost is the Sailor by samurai frasier crane reviews
This is another one I'm not totally sure I like, but what the hell, you guys are pretty nice to me regardless of whatever I manage to spew out. Here's our wayward hero washed up somewhere in the Caribbean. I know literally nothing about sailing or the geography of the Caribbean, so sorry if anything in here is glaringly implausible!
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,024 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/26/2013 - Sam M. - Complete
a missing scene from Truce or Consequences by samurai frasier crane reviews
Here's Sam and Carla taking drunk Diane home, because the look on Sam's face when he says "You don't remember?" suggests that there was defffffffinitely something to remember.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,668 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/18/2013 - Complete
The Way Back by samurai frasier crane reviews
This is basically just headcanon/me making shit up. Which I guess all fanfiction is, but anyway! It's set in 2000. Sam's dad dies and Rebecca accompanies him to the funeral. He sees Derek and meets his nephews. They go to the house he bought with Diane. There's ANGST and INTROSPECTION and fun for the whole family! Assuming your whole family loves angsty Cheers fanfiction.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,725 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/6/2013 - Sam M., Rebecca H. - Complete
The Dance Class by samurai frasier crane reviews
a story inspired by the revelation that Diane made Sam take a dance class with her when they were dating, and the subsequent revelation that Diane can't dance. I hope to come up with a less crappy title at some point in the near future! Takes place at some point during season two.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,694 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/28/2012 - Sam M., Diane C. - Complete
The Edge by samurai frasier crane reviews
A rendering of that last conversation between Diane and Sam's brother, Derek, alluded to in the season one finale, during which they apparently talked about walking on the moors like Cathy and Heathcliff. Takes place at the end of season one - well, duh. I haven't watched this one in awhile, so sorry if I messed up with any details!
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,695 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/26/2012 - Diane C. - Complete
Headcanon backstory for Sam Malone by samurai frasier crane reviews
This isn't really fanfiction - it's just a surprisingly long bit of backstory I cooked up to appease my insatiable curiosity about these wacky characters. My invented past begins at the turn of the 20th century - oh boy - but mostly focuses on Sam's coming-of-age, in attempt to provide some context for his insecurities. I really do think he could star in his own bildungsroman!
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,280 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/14/2012 - Sam M.
The Love He Left Behind by melinda08 reviews
Set one year past One for the Road. Sam has decided to finally move on from the roller coaster that was his and Diane's lives together, but he finds it's not as easy as it seems. Can he really forget her that easily, even if that's what he wanted?
Crossover - Cheers & Frasier - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 6,706 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/29/2012 - Published: 7/8/2012 - Sam M.
Up In Smoke by samurai frasier crane reviews
Sam and Rebecca stumble upon a relic from the past while cleaning up the bar! What fun! And by fun I mean anguish! This takes place in early season eleven and is mostly, uhh, friend-fic, but there is mention of Sam's relationship with Diane and I guess also Rebecca's relationship with Robin Colcord which is everyone's favorite ship, right? Wait, it's not?
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,571 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/18/2012 - Sam M., Rebecca H. - Complete
After Dessert by samurai frasier crane reviews
a short rendering of what may have ensued between the time when Sam and Diane leave Melville's for "dessert" and come back to Cheers. Takes place during the series finale, this is my first stab at Cheers fic so let me know if you like it! I hope I nailed 'em, or at least didn't make a blundering fool out of myself.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,576 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 7/16/2012 - Sam M., Diane C. - Complete
Not that bad by melinda08 reviews
After their breakup, Sam gets a phone call that changes his- and Diane's- life. Something was wrong with her, but it couldn't be that bad. Diane was strong enough to deal with anything. Maybe it was he who wasn't that strong, after all.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,795 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/25/2012 - Published: 5/13/2012 - Sam M., Diane C.
The thirteenth step by melinda08 reviews
Sam does some careful reevaluating, thanks to The Program, of his life. Somehow it led him back to her. It always did.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,969 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/7/2012 - Published: 3/18/2012 - Sam M. - Complete
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This Could Be Our Year reviews
Diane's first New Year's Eve at Cheers allows her to firmly put the past behind her and embrace the new.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,367 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/1 - [Diane C., Sam M.] - Complete
The Thought That Counts reviews
A possibly A/U version of unseen events taking place in Diane's apartment on December 25, 1983. A small slice of Sam and Diane's first Christmas together, as suggested by "A Ditch In Time".
Cheers - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,030 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/24/2013 - [Diane C., Sam M.] - Complete
Titania Revisited reviews
A brief meditation on the morning after Sam and Diane's first night together. Follow up to my "Passion Play" fic, which is based on the events of "Power Play". Note: "Passion Play" is M rated, and there is no need to read it before this, because this can stand alone.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 978 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/13/2013 - [Diane C., Sam M.] - Complete
Birds Bees Flowers Trees reviews
A fluffy missing scene from "Power Play". What happened on the way to Diane's place from Cheers.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,172 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/4/2013 - [Diane C., Sam M.] - Complete
Regrets and Resets reviews
An additional scene for "A Ditch In Time", in which Sam tells Diane what he wanted to say before she stopped him from saying something stupid.
Cheers - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,683 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/19/2013 - [Sam M., Diane C.] - Complete
Breath, Smiles, Tears reviews
A/U version of "How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Call You Back". As in the original episode, Sam stops by Diane's after their ILY misfire, but the scene plays out just a bit differently.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,274 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/11/2013 - [Diane C., Sam M.] - Complete
Temperance Movement reviews
A missing scene/bridge between Rebound, Part 2 and I Call Your Name. Sam shares his ongoing recovery with Diane. Diane has some recovering of her own to do.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,246 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/18/2013 - [Diane C., Sam M.] - Complete
Belle de Journal reviews
Began as something I dashed off in honor of Cheers' anniversary, but will occasionally update with Diane journal entries tied to episodes in no particular order as inspiration strikes.
Cheers - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,360 - Reviews: 7 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/16/2013 - Published: 9/30/2013 - Diane C., Sam M.
Danger's Mistress reviews
Post-non-wedding to Frasier, Diane's already well on her way to legendary status in Italy when something happens to turn la dolce vita into something terribly bitter.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,033 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/23/2013 - Diane C. - Complete
Juxtaposition : Just A Position reviews
Additional scene for "Any Friend of Diane's". What happened after Rebecca Prout left Sam and Diane alone on the office couch.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,322 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/15/2013 - [Diane C., Sam M.] - Complete
Common Sensibility reviews
The events leading up to Sam and Diane's arrival at the bar in Sumner's Return.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,333 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/6/2013 - [Diane C., Sam M.] - Complete
The Storm Before The Calm reviews
A link between Battle of the Exes and An American Family, featuring Sam and Diane's storied yet unseen first trip to The Pequod. Also an effort to exorcise the negative feelings I have about the former episode by reconciling it with my love for the latter.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,172 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/3/2013 - [Diane C., Sam M.] - Complete
Passion Play reviews
The missing final scene from Power Play- Sam and Diane consummate. Again, this is rated M for a reason. I try to imbue my M-rated material with some substance and heart, but it is still a whole lotta smutty smut, so... forewarned. Oh, and remember, it's 1983. Comments are always appreciated!
Cheers - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,819 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/1/2013 - [Diane C., Sam M.] - Complete
Letters From Goldenbrook reviews
In a dusty patient file in a storeroom at Goldenbrook Sanitarium, a collection of unsent letters is found and delivered to the unintended recipient more than 25 years later. Rated T for an instance of salty language and generally mature themes.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 14,598 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/16/2012 - Published: 5/17/2012 - [Diane C., Sam M.] Frasier C. - Complete
Across A Crowded Room reviews
An especially busy night at Cheers brings unexpected closeness. Late Season 1-ish.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,612 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/14/2012 - [Diane C., Sam M.] - Complete
The Imperfect Stranger reviews
Diane is enthralled by a handsome stranger, while Sam looks on, powerless to intervene. Or is he? Takes place in Season 4-ish. Reviews are cherished, so please do share your thoughts.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,274 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/12/2012 - [Diane C., Sam M.] - Complete
The Ballet, The Bedroom and The Bolero reviews
Diane visits Sam's apartment for the first time and makes many new discoveries. Inspired by Diane's Nightmare and I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday, but set in very early Season 2.
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,367 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/3/2012 - [Diane C., Sam M.] - Complete
In Her Element reviews
Set right after "Pick a Con, Any Con", Sam makes an effort to get to know Diane better without revealing too much about himself. Inspired by "Teacher's Pet" and that line about Kierkegaard in "Pick a Con". Reviews are really appreciated!
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,369 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/14/2012 - [Sam M., Diane C.] - Complete
I Get Misty reviews
A/U ending to "Cliffie's Big Score". Diane goes back to the bar after dumping Cliff on the side of the road. First chapter is a mild T, the second is a for real M. Reviews are always appreciated!
Cheers - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,045 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/29/2012 - [Diane C., Sam M.] - Complete
Wounds of the Scimitar reviews
An additional scene to wrap up Knights of the Scimitar. It's still open-ended but provides a little more context for what happened in the episode. Thanks for reading- reviews are appreciated!
Cheers - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,031 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/30/2012 - [Diane C., Sam M.] - Complete
Little Torches reviews
A tag ending for "Diane's Perfect Date". Reviews are love.
Cheers - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 589 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/5/2012 - [Diane C., Sam M.] - Complete
Behind Closed Doors reviews
Sam and Diane take their conflict into Sam's office, where it takes a decidedly different turn. Yes, this is rated M for a reason. Reviews are love.
Cheers - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,007 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/3/2012 - [Sam M., Diane C.] - Complete