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Joined 02-19-08, id: 1504614, Profile Updated: 02-23-14
Author has written 22 stories for Ninja Turtles.

My name is Sarah, and it should come as no surprise that I grew up loving TMNT. Donatello was my favorite when I was a kid, though I now lean more toward a certain younger brother of his ;). I'm sure it's because I was able to identify with Donny more than the others. Kinda different, maybe doesn't fit in as well - definitely thinks too much. Most my early stuff has him in a leading role, a trend that I didn't buck until I got to "Buried", which ended up being my first "Raph-Centric" fic. That being said, especially after I got through "Of Hope and New Faces" and "Broken", I started trying to balance things out more with the brothers, and giving them each their turns leading fics.

A friend of mine on Fanfiction asked me if I had a name for my (long-running) series of stories. The fics have spanned such a great distance and seen so many changes in our heroes lives, that it was an overwhelming thought to try and sum up the entire series in a simple title.

It got me thinking about why I wrote so many stories about Ninja Turtles, who by my calculations aren’t even teenagers any more. It would be easy to say that I was addicted to the intrigue, the cliff-hangers, and generally making people crazy, but that doesn’t tell the story of why I started writing fan fiction to begin with.

When I was writing “Of Hope and New Faces”, I didn’t know what I was doing. I was simply relaying a story of a turtle I felt I had things in common with, and his relationships with those surrounding him. Some were good…some a little rocky at times. But through all the misunderstandings, spats, and trials, there is one unshakeable quality that the Hamato Clan exudes: loyalty. It’s the trait that remains consistent, no matter how dark things have gotten, and it’s the reason that I love these turtles so much.

In addition to loyalty, the other word that immediately came to mind when I considered the grand scheme was “legacy”. Webster tells us that a legacy is “something that is transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past”. The boys received just such a legacy from Splinter in the way they were raised, and the honor that he instilled in each of them.

At the same time, it's not enough to stop there. I’ve heard it said that the legacy you leave, is the life you lead. It encompasses the past, present, and the future. It also stems from the idea that everyone, no matter their race, age, or station in life, has the power to make a difference, and leave the world a better place than they found it.

I’ve “watched” the boys grow and develop through my experience of writing them, and the fantastic story-telling of others on Fan Fiction. Whether it’s with Splinter by their side or being forced to take the lead in their own lives, the small decisions they make every night to stand up for someone else denotes a legacy of their own.

As cheesy as it may sound, “A Legacy of Loyalty” suits this collection of stories, better than anything else could in my mind, and it’s the name I’ve settled on for the series.

I created a Facebook page specifically dedicated to my stories and their original characters. If you've ever wondered what my characters look like, or where a certain one came from, this is the page for you. Not only did I locate photos to represent all of my OC's, I also searched out a few more of my villains. Do a search for "Legacy of Loyalty" on Facebook if you're curious.

I'm on a writing hiatus. It's sort of against my will, and kind of complicated. Thank you for reading, reviwing

encouraging and supporting me. Whether you've been with me for years, or I've only met you recently, I appreciate you all.

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Hacked by Sciencegal reviews
Something was wrong. Donatello didn't know what it was. All he knew is it began with that fight. A fight that lead to a more personal battle. A battle for his life. In 2012 Stealthy Stories Fanfiction competition, this story has won First in Best Villain, Tied Second in Best Drama, and Tied Honorable Mention in Best Tragedy/Angst!
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 19 - Words: 45,392 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 3/1 - Published: 2/20/2012 - Donatello, Agent Bishop - Complete
Finding Balance by Faylinn Night reviews
A month after a chilling turn of events scars the turtles, Michelangelo and Leonardo save a young women from kidnap. The following events lead the brothers on a journey to face the imbalance in their hearts while solving a mystery. Tension runs deep, alliances are form, enemies are met, and relationships are tested. Will they find balance? Or will chaos consume them? ::COMPLETE::
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 35 - Words: 153,826 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 1/24 - Published: 10/19/2013 - [Raphael, OC] Michelangelo - Complete
Facing the Past, Creating the Future by Dzuljeta reviews
Edmond comes to see Mercédès. Their happy past, once shattered, finally has the chance to be reborn. The question is whether it can still be possible with everything each of them had to go through... Edmond/Mercédès
Count of Monte Cristo - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,508 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/20/2013 - Published: 4/18/2012 - Complete
The Brother Quest by Laughter's Tears reviews
Three years ago, an arrest was made, a home was burned, and a family was scattered. Now, four brothers seek to reunite the family that they once were. But they need to find each other first. And once they do, how will they get their father back? Very AU
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 12 - Words: 26,767 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 9/12/2013 - Published: 9/14/2011
Chesspieces by Laughter's Tears reviews
April O'Neil is done being a pawn in Karai's chess set. She's tired of being paranoid, and she's frustrated with being under constant enemy watch. It's time to turn the tables.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Suspense - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,625 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 6/24/2013 - Published: 7/19/2012 - April O'Neil, Karai
The Way of Warriors by Escollido reviews
"The only thing we know is that a war is coming and that we're not about to stand back and let New York fall because we were too proud or too scared to ask for help." 3rd place for Best Action/Adventure in Stealthy Stories 2012!
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 23 - Words: 58,050 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 6/9/2013 - Published: 4/15/2012
Snow Blind by Sanru reviews
Racing to find Raphael before a blizzard rolls in, Donatello becomes blind and seriously injured in a fight with the Purple Dragons. If that hadn't been bad enough, he's been taken captive by the vigilante known as the Nightwatcher and his older brother is still missing. Or is he? Dedicated to Darquess.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,072 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 5/5/2013 - Published: 4/16/2013 - Donatello, Raphael - Complete
Fated Destinies by MelodyWinters reviews
Fate works in mysterious ways. After being left alone, in a world alien to him, Fate, to Splinter was against him. Little did he know that it had other ideas for the rat. It gave him a family and a reason to live. *NOT an origins fic!* COMPLETE!
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 30 - Words: 60,828 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 4/11/2013 - Published: 6/20/2011 - Splinter - Complete
Of Brothers and Sisters by LionsChild reviews
April is more than just a friend to the four turtle brothers. She gives them something they never had - a sister...:2003, friendship-fic, 4 parts at most:
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,336 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 11/25/2012 - Published: 6/8/2012
Chance Encounters by Rosie White reviews
Odd relationships are built in the strangest ways. When Donatello assists a young woman with car trouble one evening, it sets an interesting set of events into motion. Rated M for language and possible adult situations. In-Progress.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 34,240 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 11/7/2012 - Published: 7/31/2012 - Donatello
Crossing the Line by TheThirdAetas reviews
Set before 2k7 movie. At one point during all the confusion and shock, Raph wanted to leave in order to get Leo back home. Why didn't he? Sister fic to What It Takes, but can be read separately.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,254 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/11/2012 - Raphael - Complete
MacGyver and Skippy by Sushi Shea reviews
'It took him a few more seconds to process what Michelangelo had just told him. He lifted his head from his hand, which was propped up by his elbow on the arm of the couch, before simply saying, "Mac-what?"' Donatello and Michelangelo trade ideas for nicknames. One-shot.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 939 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 21 - Published: 8/9/2012 - Donatello, Michelangelo - Complete
Plumbing With Explosives by TimidBookworm reviews
"Mikey, why is the couch soaked?" And thus ensues the epic pantomime of mimicry, and mischief, and...oh what the heck. Its a ridiculous story of ninjas, too much t.v., and an honest mistake that goes horribly wrong.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,995 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/14/2012 - Complete
Never Forgotten Repost: Honoring This Day by FairDrea reviews
9/11 tribute. Anger can consume us, it can make us blind to everything around us. It can accompany fear and the two combined will eat you alive. In moments of anger, confusion and fear do not forget how our country came together that fateful day.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,797 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/10/2011 - Michelangelo, Raphael - Complete
hero among them by oliviasbizzaremind reviews
after a rough night the tmnt are awakened by a frantic phone call. Who is Sophie and why is she desperate to talk to Mikey? Tissue alert. As i forgot to state in the story. I dont own them but ive been playing with them for twenty years!
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,190 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/26/2011 - Michelangelo - Complete
Saints of St Luke by Arietti reviews
In a modern-day NYC, the Turtles function as a different breed of hero. R&R. Rated M for scenes that are in development: violence, lemons.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,739 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 5/30/2011 - Published: 4/14/2011
Why Leo Doesn't Cook by Polaris'05 reviews
Doesn't it seem odd that a turtle with as much talent and training as Leo can't do the simplest things in the kitchen? Here's one possible explanation.... Oneshot.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,272 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/18/2009 - Leonardo - Complete
Donatello's Paradise by Mikell reviews
Donatello wakes up strapped down, held prisoner by a cultured man who tells him he's on the brink of "paradise". Where is he being taken? Will the guys find him before Agent Bishop does? And how will he ever get home again? COMPLETE
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Friendship - Chapters: 44 - Words: 50,142 - Reviews: 221 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 5/2/2009 - Published: 4/11/2009 - Donatello, Agent Bishop - Complete
Defying Augury by LucyToo reviews
Don's hurt, Raph's not that bright, and Hamlet is mentioned more than once. Preslash.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,913 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/28/2007 - Complete
SEND IN MICHELANGELO! by netbus reviews
When the brilliant Donatello turns in meager assignments for a particular field of study, a worried Splinter reluctantly contemplates getting him tutored by the less academically inclined Michelangelo. We can only imagine what might happen...
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 961 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/16/2007 - Complete
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Cracked reviews
A rare look behind the fictional curtain to find out how the boys are coping with the long, cold Winter, and a lack of Author updates.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,188 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 10 - Published: 3/5 - Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo - Complete
Legacy reviews
A guiding light has gone out, and the family is cast into darkness. Yet even when a great flame is extinguished , its impact will endure.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,509 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/16/2013 - Published: 10/26/2013 - Leonardo
Drabbles of the Heart reviews
A series of Oneshots featuring the canon/original character pairings within my stories, and dedicated to all things love and romance. There will be fluff, corniness, and hopefully plenty of heart-warming moments.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 26,132 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/27/2013 - Published: 3/13/2013
Allies reviews
Three and a half years after "Comfort & Joy", a hidden threat is about to emerge. For as long as the turtles have had friends, they've possessed the urge to protect them at all costs. When overtaken by disaster, however, those instincts are put to the ultimate test.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 42 - Words: 101,272 - Reviews: 321 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 8/8/2013 - Published: 6/27/2013
Bonds reviews
Almost two years after "Broken", a mysterious illness looms over the family and causes tension and tempers to rise. The future of the team now hinges on the question of whether they will strengthen existing relationships, or simply let them fall by the wayside. BRIDGE FIC
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 30 - Words: 57,050 - Reviews: 246 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 3/5/2013 - Published: 1/31/2013 - Raphael, Leonardo - Complete
Comfort & Joy reviews
Three months after "The Chosen", the boys are gearing up for another holiday season and anticipating the arrival of new additions. There will be a couple of surprises and plenty of fluffiness along the way, as well as a reminder of where real treasure lies.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 12 - Words: 23,840 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 12/24/2012 - Published: 12/12/2012 - Complete
The Chosen reviews
Six months after "Watchmen", the brothers awaken under strange captors with no memories of themselves or the family they left behind. Separated by a sinister enemy, will they be able to find each other and the way home? Teaser no more!
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 110 - Words: 271,678 - Reviews: 585 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 11/10/2012 - Published: 10/8/2011 - Complete
Eliminated reviews
A night of Halloween fun turns serious when brothers go missing in the darkness. "One freak has been eliminated...Who's next?"
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Suspense - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,358 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 11/1/2012 - Published: 10/26/2012 - Michelangelo, Raphael - Complete
Puppies, S'mores, & Bomb Shelters reviews
ONESHOT DEDICATION - When an awesome gift is offered, Jazz wouldn't dream of passing it up. Nothing but a bit of fluff to highlight the joys of friendships that can exist over the Internet and Social Networking.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,666 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Published: 5/25/2012
Watchmen reviews
Following "Refuge", the resurgence of an insidious enemy throws the turtles' lives into chaos. Will they fight their way back from physical and mental injuries fast enough to avert disaster from overtaking all they hold dear? Two words: brace yourself.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 96 - Words: 228,436 - Reviews: 292 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 1/22/2012 - Published: 9/30/2011 - Leonardo - Complete
Refuge reviews
Five months after "Redemption", the turtles are caught in the wake of two disasters, which leave them questioning what they've always believed in. Will they find the hope to stand against impossible odds, and support a brother in his most dire need?
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 100 - Words: 238,536 - Reviews: 455 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 8/31/2011 - Published: 5/31/2011 - Michelangelo - Complete
Redemption reviews
Six months after "Unbreakable", a deadly enemy resurfaces, and forces the turtles to make tough choices. Will their dangerous risks be worth it, or will they be forced to pay a heavy price? Will they ever forgive me for writing this fic? Time will tell.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 87 - Words: 194,429 - Reviews: 236 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/27/2011 - Published: 12/25/2010 - Raphael, Leonardo - Complete
The World I Know reviews
A humiliating defeat sends one turtle into a downward spiral of contemplation and despair. "What's the point in fighting for them, when there isn't any hope for us? Choosing to be on their side doesn't force them to be on ours."
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 22 - Words: 31,209 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 2/18/2011 - Published: 1/22/2011 - Leonardo, Raphael - Complete
Reunions reviews
Five months after Unbreakable, all the boys want for Christmas is some peace and quiet - but it won't happen. When they receive special visitors for the holidays, life gets turned upside down. A small break from reality for those who truly deserve it.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 15 - Words: 36,526 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/14/2010 - Published: 11/30/2010 - Donatello - Complete
Unbreakable reviews
Seven months after "Fearless", a violent act in a foreign country kicks off one of the most dangerous journeys of our hero's lives. Will strength and loyalty be enough to help them stand, when loved ones are separated in an unfriendly wilderness?
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 82 - Words: 182,950 - Reviews: 286 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 10/13/2010 - Published: 7/31/2010 - Michelangelo, Donatello - Complete
Fearless reviews
Two months after "Resolution", the entrance of mysterious new adversaries and a missing woman bring turmoil back to the surface for the entire family. Warning - "simple" is not a word in my vocabulary.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 80 - Words: 166,213 - Reviews: 197 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 5/10/2010 - Published: 2/24/2010 - Leonardo, Raphael - Complete
Resolution reviews
Two months after "Buried", the cross country hunt for a dangerous enemy takes an unexpected turn. Will a new evil partnership prove too much for the turtles to handle, when their own are threatened for a third time? Serious curveballs ahead.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Suspense - Chapters: 61 - Words: 113,206 - Reviews: 145 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 2/6/2010 - Published: 12/16/2009 - Michelangelo, Donatello - Complete
Buried reviews
Six months after "Manhunt", the turtles are targeted by a new nemesis. Will an injury sustained during capture prove to be life altering for the whole family? Raphael, I DO apologize in advance.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Family - Chapters: 65 - Words: 117,772 - Reviews: 172 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/2/2009 - Published: 10/17/2009 - Raphael, Donatello - Complete
Manhunt reviews
Eighteen months after "Sacrifice", when one of their closest friends is abducted, what trouble will ensue as the brothers throw all caution to the wind, in an effort to get him back? Batten down the hatches, there are some rough seas ahead.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Friendship - Chapters: 48 - Words: 74,138 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/11/2009 - Published: 9/18/2009 - Donatello, Raphael - Complete
Sacrifice reviews
Seven weeks after "Bonds", a series of traumatic events test the strength of Donatello & Jenna's relationship, and question the real meaning of love and sacrifice. PS. You don't know what you're in for.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Suspense - Chapters: 75 - Words: 117,203 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/18/2009 - Published: 7/11/2009 - Donatello - Complete
Of Hope & New Faces reviews
Who will the turtles turn to when Donatello becomes critically ill? What does Mike know that he hasn't been saying? How will new friends change the entire family?
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 40 - Words: 67,595 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 9/6/2009 - Published: 2/25/2008 - Donatello, Michelangelo - Complete
Broken reviews
Two years after "Of Hope & New Faces", a rainy night, an uninvited guest, and old wounds collide. A look at how far the constant pressures in the turtles' lives push them to take out frustration with regretable consequences.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 40 - Words: 63,252 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 6/29/2009 - Published: 5/24/2009 - Donatello, Raphael - Complete