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Joined 03-31-08, id: 1539618, Profile Updated: 01-13-19
Author has written 34 stories for Ashes to Ashes, Life on Mars, Misc. Tv Shows, Silent Witness, Frankie, Pride and Prejudice, and Dempsey and Makepeace.

Just looked at my profile and realised I hadn't updated it since I published my first fic, which was years ago now.

I began writing fanfic when I fell in love with Gene Hunt and Alex Drake at the end of the first series of Ashes to Ashes. Writing helped bridge the gaps between the series and was a way of working through my Ashes obsession. But then the ending wasn't exactly what I'd hoped. To tell the truth, it just about broke my heart. It put me off reading, and writing, for a long time.

I've had the odd dalliance with other pairings since then but one that keeps coming back is that other pair of sexually charged but mismatched 80s detectives, Dempsey & Makepeace. I loved them as a teenager and love them still, and when I see Glynis and Micheal together I can't help imagining that I'm seeing D & M's happy ever after too.

Thanks for reading.

Lou

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ROOM SERVICE by Krato reviews
Dempsey always knew it would happen one day but now it has, why does it feel like they're in limbo?
Dempsey and Makepeace - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,403 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 12/3/2018 - Published: 10/14/2018 - James D., Harriet M. - Complete
The Unexpected Visit by Mint Julip59 reviews
Harry revisits her past and it makes her rethink some of her life choices and that has repercussions for her relationship with her partner Lieutenant James Dempsey.
Dempsey and Makepeace - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 19,364 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/31/2016 - Published: 12/26/2016 - Complete
Genie in a Bottle by xLaramiex reviews
Dempsey and Makepeace meet up for a drink.
Dempsey and Makepeace - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,018 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/26/2013 - Published: 4/24/2013 - James D., Harriet M. - Complete
Symphoricarpos: A Dempsey & Makepeace Story by Krato reviews
With London in the grip of a cold and snow-bound winter, Dempsey's unexpected visitors provide a warm and welcome distraction. After an initial misunderstanding, however, Makepeace finds she still has a problem with both the guests...and her feelings.
Dempsey and Makepeace - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 53,996 - Reviews: 300 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 8/6/2012 - Published: 1/1/2012 - James D., Harriet M. - Complete
Two Of A Kind Part 2 by Quattro Queen reviews
Gene & Alex are on Holiday in New York for 2 weeks when they discover a body which embroils them in the corrupt NYPD in Dempsey's world. D&M go to Spain to find DCI Hughes and arrest him. Will they won't they? Ray is left in charge of CID Galex Demparry
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 91,118 - Reviews: 190 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 6/4/2012 - Published: 7/16/2011 - Complete
Come a Stranger by Fleura45 reviews
Dempsey and Harry are taking the first tentative steps in their new relationship and visit Winfield Hall to relax and spend time together. But complex Winfield family secrets float to the surface and may threaten the future.
Dempsey and Makepeace - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 20 - Words: 27,203 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/30/2011 - Published: 9/26/2010 - James D., Harriet M.
A New Year by clownish reviews
Alex rings in 1982 with the team. Alex/Gene. M for a significant amount of smut. ADULT CONTENT.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 60 - Words: 209,038 - Reviews: 567 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 12/22/2008 - Published: 4/23/2008 - Complete
Cat and Mouse by CycloneT reviews
He’d always believed that women had no business being cops, especially ones that looked like she did. Dempsey and Makepeace.
Dempsey and Makepeace - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,672 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/3/2008 - Harriet M., James D. - Complete
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Fireworks reviews
Dempsey's changed but Makepeace hasn't noticed. Will she ever see that he's not what she thinks he is?
Dempsey and Makepeace - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 26,324 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/18/2019 - Published: 7/2/2019 - James D., Harriet M. - Complete
Missing You reviews
Dempsey's undercover again and Makepeace doesn't like it.
Dempsey and Makepeace - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,331 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/13/2019 - Published: 3/17/2019 - James D., Harriet M. - Complete
Two sides reviews
Harry and Dempsey have an argument. If only they would listen a bit more and shout a little less.
Dempsey and Makepeace - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 927 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/2/2019 - James D., Harriet M. - Complete
Clearing Out reviews
Makepeace needs to clear a few things out. But is Dempsey just clearing out?
Dempsey and Makepeace - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,681 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/24/2019 - Published: 2/14/2019 - James D., Harriet M.
Not How It Looks reviews
Dempsey and Makepeace are joined by a colleague from another division to solve a smuggling case. Makepeace is keen to make him feel welcome but Dempsey doesn't like having three people in his partnership.
Dempsey and Makepeace - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,544 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/24/2019 - Published: 1/12/2019 - James D., Harriet M. - Complete
The Rough With The Smooth reviews
A series of scenes in which our favourite detectives are confronted by feelings they'd rather stayed buried.
Dempsey and Makepeace - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,209 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 1/3/2019 - Published: 12/30/2018 - James D., Harriet M. - Complete
The rough with the smooth: Part II reviews
Second part of The Rough With The Smooth, in which our heroes finally confront those pesky feelings.
Dempsey and Makepeace - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,934 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/3/2019 - James D., Harriet M. - Complete
Christmas wishes reviews
Festive fluff for Harry and Dempsey. What will happen at the Christmas party?
Dempsey and Makepeace - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,070 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/2/2018 - James D., Harriet M. - Complete
Now or Never reviews
How did things pan out for Dempsey and Makepeace at the end of series three? I've added a second chapter to look at the morning after.
Dempsey and Makepeace - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,370 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 11/22/2018 - Published: 1/31/2015 - James D., Harriet M. - Complete
This present understanding reviews
A short look at how Elizabeth and Darcy continued their conversation after the second proposal, in the world of the 2005 film. Entirely fluffy.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,053 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 13 - Published: 8/29/2013 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
First kiss reviews
Teeny tiny thought about Frankie and Andy's first kiss.
Frankie - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 160 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/27/2013 - Complete
As long as you're sure reviews
Little Nikki/Harry scene. Nikki's sure she would know if a friend was hoping for more. Harry has his doubts.
Silent Witness - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 547 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/1/2012 - Complete
The Sound Of My Soul reviews
A short smutty fic prompted by the trailers for Episode 7 of Series 3. What did happen after Gene and Alex's dinner date?
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,340 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/10/2010 - Complete
Home is where half the heart is reviews
Based on a sentence in the Series 3 press-pack - don't read if you're not spoiled. Alex is recovered from her coma and still trying to find her way home. But what is Gene's role in her 80s existence? Very Gene/Alex.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,635 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/17/2010 - Published: 3/15/2010 - Complete
The Thick of It: Unwound reviews
Malcolm Tucker's had a busy day and needs to find a way to relax. One-shot, pretty much PWP. Mature content.
Misc. Tv Shows - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,169 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 11/2/2009 - Complete
Starting Over reviews
My take on how Gene and Alex might rebuild their relationship in series 3. Final chapter now up - I hope you enjoy. Please R&R.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 27,327 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 10/28/2009 - Published: 6/10/2009 - Complete
If you love somebody reviews
What is Gene thinking? Has he changed his mind about Alex? Or is there something else going on? Rated M for mature content.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,943 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/22/2009 - Complete
Queen of the manor reviews
On a trip back home, a face from the past stirs up uncomfortable emotions for Gene. He doesn't want to want her, but if he can't have his true desire, is there anything wrong with accepting second best?
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,916 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/8/2009 - Complete
Losing it, finding it reviews
Found yourself just a teeny bit disappointed about the lack of Gene/Alex action in ep 3 of series 2? Hankering back to the sultry looks and unfulfilled longing of ep 2? Then this just might be for you. Please R&R
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,972 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/5/2009 - Complete
Three's a crowd reviews
Gene and Alex don't know what they want. Can a face from the past help out? Now with added epilogue.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 12,980 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/19/2009 - Published: 4/4/2009 - Complete
All shook up reviews
A journey through Gene and Alex's relationship. Some angst, some smut, no plot. Hope you enjoy it - please review and let me know.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,159 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/3/2009 - Complete
Turning the tables reviews
Alex thinks she's helping Shaz out, but who's really going to be the winner? Galex smut.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,835 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/14/2009 - Complete
First date reviews
Gene's finally heading out for the night he's been dreaming of.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 843 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/12/2009 - Complete
Parallel lines reviews
Gene and Alex investigate a murder and learn about each other in the process. Rated M for explict material. NOW COMPLETE
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 17,823 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 12/31/2008 - Published: 11/29/2008 - Complete
Second chances reviews
Alex finally learns the truth, and gets the chance to have it all. One-shot.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,416 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 18 - Published: 11/19/2008 - Complete
Long Way Home reviews
It's a bleak and desolate place inside Alex's head after the death of her parents. She thinks she's found the key to going home but she can't do it without Gene. SOME DARK AND MATURE SUBJECT MATTER. One-shot.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,399 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 8 - Published: 11/14/2008 - Complete
Insubordination final chapter reviews
Just a note to let you know I have now posted the final chapter of Insubordination but have moved the story to the new Ashes to Ashes section.
Life on Mars - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 28 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/2/2008 - Complete
Insubordination reviews
Alex puts herself at risk and Gene can't take it anymore. FINAL CHAPTER NOW PUBLISHED. Let me know what you think.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 30,208 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 11/2/2008 - Published: 7/20/2008 - Complete
Alex works it out reviews
Galex fluff. When will Alex finally work out what everyone else already knows? One-shot.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,832 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/10/2008 - Complete
Going home reviews
Why is Gene giving Alex the cold shoulder? How will Alex get home again? And does she really want to go? FINAL CHAPTER NOW POSTED. Gene/Alex, please R&R
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 16,889 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 6/11/2008 - Published: 5/12/2008
Starters, mains, pudding and cheese reviews
Alex and Gene share dinner on what Alex thinks will be her last night in 1981. But what is really going through their minds? Little one-shot. Please R R.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,420 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/28/2008 - Complete
It's all about timing, this life reviews
Let's be honest, not much in the way of plot here, just the early morning musings of our A2A hero and heroine. Mature content.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,325 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/20/2008 - Complete
Undercover reviews
Another routine operation for Gene and Alex - but will the conclusion bring them together or drive them apart?
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,801 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 4/18/2008 - Published: 4/13/2008 - Complete
It's going to be alright reviews
Set immediately at the end of Ep 8, Gene/Alex. This is my first fanfic - please review but be gentle!
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,470 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/2/2008 - Complete