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Author has written 13 stories for Legend of Zelda.


4/7/16: Sequel to The Demonbound Sheikah is now online: The Soulbound Princess.

12/29/15: I thought I was done with writing fanfiction, but it turns out I wasn't. Back again with a new story, The Demonbound Sheikah (when will it stop D: ). Removed the huge wall of text from my profile so it's now a smaller wall of text.

10/3/13: OA is officially complete. Now working on When I Return and possible new Nightmare Dethl story.

9/30/12: After nearly a year, Occult Ascendancy is back online with the conclusion of Rend. We're going full gear on OA until it's finished. Thanks for your patience!

9/25/11: I should've said this a month ago, but Occult Ascendancy will be on a hiatus until I get further in Rend! I'm so so so sorry, I think this is my first hiatus ever. Hopefully it won't be too long before I update again :'(

12/14/10 - Against my better judgment, Occult Ascendancy is up up up! I will still follow poll results and focus on Rend for the most part. Don't fret - finishing Rend will be my top priority.

I have fanfic-related flip-book animations on youtube now: if interested, please look for the user name tam3shi :)


Hello, nice to meet you. Fleets here.

I guess I started writing when I was both blessed and cursed by excessive free time (which is now a rare commodity D:). I now juggle two accounts, one on ff.net and one on deviantart (see "homepage"), and the devart is used to submit art on characters from my stories (among other random junk).
Edit: I am now more active on my tumblr than deviantart. I currently go by the name thewishingcap.

So, if you like what I write (and I hope you do) then with encouragement I’ll be fast/er with my updates (at least I'll try). Constructive criticism appreciated!

I probably won't write smut, but I'm more open to the idea of M-rated material.

Thanks for looking!


Random messages from the author:

If my earlier stories at any point ever sounded homophobic or sexist or what have you I am very very very VERY sorry (I was rereading some of my old stuff and I cringed). I was young and stupid and... stupid. If you have no idea what I'm talking about then carry on as though I never said anything.


Some stories that will most likely never happen.

Possible future projects (most likely void):

We are Dethl: Our story begins when you fall asleep. Our story ends when you awaken. But you, sorcerer, will never wake, because once you enter our world we will never let you leave.
Still in planning at the moment. May change depending on current voting outcomes, but as of now, it will be about Vaati's entrapment into Dethl's nightmare during the sorcerer's imprisonment in the Four Sword.

Unique from my other stories in that this is reader-interactive, with certain plot decisions based on reader voting outcomes.

The Ornamental Girl: Someone requested a VaatixOC story once upon a time, and though romance isn't my forte, I've been entertaining the idea for some time. Here's the gist: Being the eldest daughter of the local fisherman, seventeen year old Wren Pinetti was raised with the responsibilities of a boy so that her father could pass on the family business in peace. When she grudgingly dresses up as a lady to celebrate her cousin's wedding, she unwittingly catches the eye of a certain sorcerer who had been passing through the village.
This is the story of one of the many maidens kidnapped by Vaati, and her life as a captive in the Palace of Winds.

May tie in ideas with the female mages in FSA who were supporters of Vaati.

EDIT: this story will probably no longer be a true romance genre. After giving it more thought, Vaati must be the major villain of this story, with the maidens as the primary heroes. So forget what I said about VaatixOC :P


Completed works and works in progress:

The Soulbound Princess: My current time waster. Sequel to The Demonbound Sheikah.

Several months after Dethl was sent back to the Dark World, Hyrule continues to try to recover from the extensive damage it had suffered from the Nightmare's and Vaati's attacks. Things seem to be looking up, until an assassin appears at Princess Zelda's 20th birthday celebration. While Vaati manages to find the assassin before they could launch their attack, he pays a terrible price during the encounter when he underestimates their abilities: they use the power of an ancient mask that sucks all of his power, reverting him back to a Minish, as well as bringing him to the verge of death.

Zelda is able to keep him alive by sharing the power of her Triforce, but the Triforce was never meant to be shared between two people. Eventually, the Triforce will one day become whole again in one individual, and when that happens the other will die.

Sheik and Vaati work to uncover the assassin's plot, and they discover that the threat may have been bigger than they ever could have imagined, spanning not just their world, but the Dark World as well. Lorule's Princess Hilda may be the only one who may have the power to save them both, but rumor has it that she has gone missing, with her, too, a victim of a mysterious assassin's attack...

The Demonbound Sheikah: Complete. Will write a better summary later.

Forget-me-nots and Violets: Sequel to When I Return. This story happened when I got more questions than answers after writing WIR (e.g. "if Vaati and Zelda get together, then wouldn't Hyrule be really upset about it?"). A story of forgiveness and understanding.

When I Return: Originally a one-shot, now a multi-chapter story. First romance story I've ever attempted, so be prepared for a potential train-wreck. Also it happens to be Stockholm Syndrome captive/romance story, which is particularly tricky since I'm trying not to romanticize abuse and kidnapping. Oh and it's a VaaZel.

Legend 2012: Occult Ascendancy: It's not as LoZ as my other stories, but I'm going to try my best to keep the elements in there ;)

Sequel to Legend 2010: Avilux Ignis

Gale Engst, now known as Vaati Engst, is happily content with life minus one small (er... actually really big) problem; he hasn't been able to figure out how to stop his reincarnation curse that had landed him with the problems revealed in his last adventure with Avilux. He knows that his life as Vaati right now is only a short respite of regaining all of his memories as the great and powerful sorcerer, for as soon as his current life ends he will cease to remember everything and go back to being some bumbling, clueless idiot with no idea of his past glory.
Meanwhile, Halstead Dugal, former member of the shady mercenary group Talon Three, has approached Vaati on a deal for revealing the location of an old temple if he agrees to work together. Grabbing the opportunity to find a hint on ridding himself of the curse, Vaati agrees and the two make their way to the temple: a highly mistrusting and dysfunctional, yet strangely effective team. Before long they, as well as everyone who had been involved in the Avilux case, are chased by the United States government for information regarding the mysterious incident in Japan that had caused a stir in the global community.
Along the way they encounter others like them who believe that magic is real, and not just something stupid the ignorant believed in during the Dark Ages. Enter, tarot readers Thistle and his partner Thyme, two suspicious "mages" who have a fascination with the Sorcerer of Winds.
As Dugal, Vaati, Dark, and Zelda learn more about the secrets of the ancient world, they split into separate factions - former allies becoming enemies, and enemies becoming friends...
And when the rest of Talon Three decide to join the fray, who knows who will end up siding with whom?

Rend: The rewrite of my first project Beyond Centuries, including both halves.
When Vaati released monsters from the Four Sword at the Picori Festival during his first takeover, he had unwittingly freed a problem whose consequences would extend beyond centuries. After his third, and what appears to be his final, attempt to take over Hyrule, the fruits of his actions at the festival come to being and he and Link are thrown into Hyrules of different eras. To make things worse, the most powerful sorcerer in the world has lost his abilities to cast magic because of a curse, and he is forced to work with his mortal enemy to get back to where they belong.
However, this is an alliance that has come together through twisted means. When this adventure is over, what will happen to their strained partnership?

Check out the original, Beyond Centuries, at your own risk if you are a new reader (there be spoilers and bad writing sometimes).

Once again, I would like to reiterate that this is not a boyxboy romance, and the most it will go to is friendship. Feel free to see it as yaoi, but if you do (and happen to not like yaoi), don't angrily yell at me for it because that wasn't my original intention...

Legend 2010: Avilux Ignis: It's year 2010 and Gale Engst is a relatively normal brooding teenager boy living in affluent suburban NJ. His hobbies include longboarding, playing on his Xbox, and being a general douchebag to almost everyone in sight. One day, however, a teen with a questionable past by the name of Malenko "Link" Petrov shows up on his front doorstep with an outrageous claim that he is not Gale Engst but the reincarnation of a wind sorcerer who lived more than 8,000 years ago. To make matters worse, Link makes the claim that Gale is the only person who can prevent worldwide disaster from occurring and he is slowly dragged into an adventure he does not want.
Before long, the two teens along with a young genius scholar named Zelda Sterling are wanted by a sinister organization who is after an infinite energy source, the Avilux Ignis. What is the nature of Avilux Ignis? Just who is Link, and why is he seeking help from someone who is allegedly an evil mage? And where does an old Hyrulian legend fit into all of this?
Gale has a bad feeling he won't be liking any of the answers.

Tainted Heart: I know lots and lots of people have already written stuff about pre MC Vaati's past stories, but I since I'm writing tons on Vaati I figured I'd add something like this to my collection.

Though you don't need to read my other stories (Beyond Centuries, The Unresolved) to get this and vice-versa, please check them out if you like what I write because I'm going to refer to some quotes in this story in them (I actually already included them in BC and a little in TU because I'd anticipated writing TH when I wrote them). The first chapter with Vaati reminiscing actually takes place between BC and TU, but this fact quickly becomes irrelevant once I start writing about his past.

Beyond Centuries: The Cursed Sorcerer: This was my biggest project, and first fanfic ever written (so the beginning is especially...ick). It begins at the end of the Four Swords Adventures. The personalities of the four Links Green, Blue, Vio, and Red are influenced by the characters from the Four Swords manga, so yes, they talk.
I think the Link in the later chapters is closest to Green.

First fanfic, first disaster. I would point you over to Rend, since it's basically this story but with major improvements.

Beyond Centuries: Hero of Time, Hero of Wind - This is Part 2 of Beyond Centuries. Link and Vaati find themselves in a waterflooded Hyrule, well into the future. They must continue their search for Ganondorf if they hope to make it back to their own era, but what will happen to their strained partnership when their adventure ends?

It's post Wind Waker, and I'm not sure where Phantom Hourglass fits. PH can be placed wherever, it'll still make sense. :D

The Unresolved: Sequel to Beyond Centuries. Vaati has spent several years alone and away from civilization to think and reevaluate his life. He had hoped that he could spend his time quietly by himself, but these hopes are crushed when he finds the six year old daughter of Link and Zelda far away from Hyrule castle. Trouble has been brewing over at Hyrule, and though Vaati could care less what happens he finds himself caught up in the mess.

Rated T to be safe.

Recollections: 19 years have passed since the creation of the Sheikah, and all but one of the few who knew the elusive wind mage are dead. Follow the memories of the past as Princess Zelda attempts to make sense of the chain of events that lead to the downfall of the Sheikah and the death of everyone she knew and loved. Tragedy, depressing, and something I probably didn't need to write in retrospect. Good luck.

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Fly Away by Reily96 reviews
WW/ST-AU Hyrule is now The Pride of the Goddesses, a nation ship that scuffles with the Gerudo nation ship. Link, Itaav, and the princess, however, have dreams that extend past the boundaries of the Pride. One fateful day, an attack from the Gerudo ship ties the fates of these three together - as well as that of the world's.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 157,213 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 6/22 - Published: 6/7/2010 - Link, Vaati, Zelda, Ganondorf
Stalemate by ornamental-reciprocity reviews
They couldn't explain it. Again and again they'd pit themselves against each other and each time they'd come up even. But in a battle for a country, there's no room left for a stalemate. A victor must be declared.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 94,607 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 7/7/2014 - Published: 4/25/2011 - Zelda, Vaati - Complete
The Pillar by Sincosma reviews
"I don't think Zelda was ever supposed to reset everything. I knew the timeline was unstable. I knew Zelda had done something wrong. You were the only thing holding the alternate reality together. Because you're the Hero of Time. You're the pillar." Slash. Shink.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,319 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 3/20/2013 - Published: 2/21/2013 - Link, Sheik - Complete
Forgotten Legends by Reily96 reviews
REMAKE. OoTverse. Recovering from Ganon's reign, Link and Zelda are force apart for political reasons. Zelda, as ruler, is faced with a difficult choice, and Link can only watch. But Hyrule's very first villain has secretly returned... LinkZelda pairing
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 30 - Words: 103,283 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 10/3/2011 - Published: 11/30/2009 - Complete
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Reward by TennisWriter456 reviews
Ganondorf is finally defeated, but Midna's gone. Luckily for Link, Zelda is there and ready to give him anything he chooses as a reward. But before he can tell her what he truly wants, a new evil rises. One that threatens everything they know...one that threatens everything they love...one that helps Link truly understand what he wants from Princess Zelda.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Adventure - Chapters: 55 - Words: 176,897 - Reviews: 1457 - Favs: 554 - Follows: 249 - Updated: 4/27/2011 - Published: 7/9/2010 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Starcatchers by Reily96 reviews
AU - A witch and a swordsman-in-training. Each has one wish they want granted desperately. Their fates are strung together when news of a fallen star has arrived... but can they find it before it falls into the wrong hands? Zelink
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 50 - Words: 122,290 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 10/13/2009 - Published: 10/24/2008 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Trials and Tribulations by Reily96 reviews
Sequel to LoZ: Ocean Fortress. Five years have passed and the goddesses have not forgotten about the formerly cursed Vaati. Subjecting him to a trial which would no doubt be biased, the mage's servants call on Link's help to save him from a grim fate.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 19 - Words: 43,859 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 4/21/2009 - Published: 10/5/2008 - Link, Vaati - Complete
The Legend of Zelda: The Ocean Fortress by Reily96 reviews
In the sea-side kingdom of Hyrule, Link and Zelda are friends training under his grandpa. However, when a man from the desert comes and takes Zelda to a fortress somewhere in the ocean, Link must save her with the help of man cursed by the goddesses.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 53 - Words: 123,651 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 10/4/2008 - Published: 4/14/2008 - Complete
Tales of a Forgotten Minish by Haayls reviews
When tragedy strikes a small Minish town in the middle of spring, a bratty and somewhat spoiled ten-year old Minish named Vaati loses his only family member, forcing Vaati to make some decisions that he doesn't like. Will anything teach Vaati to grow up?
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 21,748 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/10/2008 - Vaati, Ezlo - Complete
Fallen by koholint reviews
Vaati's thoughts right before his death at the end of FSA. He muses over the sadness of his short life and his rage against the heroes. Oneshot
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 988 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 12 - Published: 9/7/2005 - Vaati - Complete
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Over the Desert Sands reviews
Two wanderers awake in a vast desert chained together and with no memory of who they are or how they got there. Though they come to rely on each other to survive, each step brings them closer to the truth that their companion is not who they believe them to be. Their trust is put to the test when both are offered a chance to escape the desert, on the condition they kill the other.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 34,851 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 10/15 - Published: 7/9 - [Sheik, Vaati]
The Soulbound Princess reviews
Sequel to Demonbound: After a scuffle with a powerful assassin, Vaati is turned into a Minish and is brought to the brink of death. Zelda saves him by sharing her Triforce, but at a cost: the two now live on borrowed time, and one must eventually die for the other to live. Can they learn to say the things that need to be said before it's too late? VaaSheik [Sheik is gendered male]
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 127,694 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 10/12 - Published: 4/7 - [Sheik, Vaati] Zelda - Complete
The Demonbound Sheikah reviews
Hyrule manages to defeat Vaati, but rather than ending the sorcerer's life, they decide to use him as a weapon against the remaining evil by rewriting his memories for their own purposes. Vaati no longer remembers who he had once been, and believes he is a loyal servant of the royal family. Vaati's old servants, however, aren't so quick to forget his past and seek him out...
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 26 - Words: 120,641 - Reviews: 199 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 4/4 - Published: 12/28/2015 - Sheik, Vaati, Dethl, Shadow Link - Complete
Forget-Me-Nots and Violets reviews
Sequel to When I Return: What would you do if the person you loved forgot every memory you shared together? An accident causes Zelda to conveniently lose her memories of Vaati. An accident shrouded by politics. An accident that was not an accident. Someone is out to stir trouble in Hyrule, and Vaati is determined to find out who. Post FS VaatixZelda
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 121,824 - Reviews: 263 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 6/18/2015 - Published: 2/11/2014 - [Vaati, Zelda] Link - Complete
When I Return reviews
VaatixZelda: It was only after Zelda was kidnapped by Vaati that she learned being an evil overlord wasn't exactly easy. She also learned that he wasn't completely terrible after all. Wait no, that can't be right. He was definitely terrible. Sometimes, though, she found it difficult to make the distinction between good and evil, and she hated herself for it. captorxcaptive.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 92,402 - Reviews: 168 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 2/3/2014 - Published: 4/10/2012 - [Zelda, Vaati] - Complete
Legend 2012: Occult Ascendancy reviews
Sequel to Legend 2010: Avilux Ignis. It's 2012, and Vaati is back with all his arrogance. But just as he thought his life was going to be easy again, a past enemy approaches him for a deal. Things get complicated when the government gets involved.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 29 - Words: 149,640 - Reviews: 241 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 8/27/2013 - Published: 12/14/2010 - Vaati - Complete
Rend reviews
An evil sorcerer and a hero chosen by the goddesses. They're fated to fight, but sometimes fate likes to pull humorless jokes. A Vaati-centric fic. Not yaoi. Summary in profile: remake of Beyond Centuries.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 53 - Words: 234,556 - Reviews: 555 - Favs: 140 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 8/28/2012 - Published: 9/18/2010 - Vaati, Link - Complete
Legend 2010: Avilux Ignis reviews
Gale Engst was a relatively average teen in New Jersey until a strange kid named Link declared he was the reincarnation of Vaati, the Wind Mage who'd lived over 8000 years ago. So begins their story. Slight AU, rated for language. Full details in profile.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 160,655 - Reviews: 358 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 8/26/2010 - Published: 9/24/2009 - Vaati, Link - Complete
Recollections reviews
Epilogue for TU - this is the last one I swear. 19 years after Vaati defeated Ganon: Princess Zelda attempts to make sense of the chain of events that lead to the downfall of the Sheikah and the death of everyone she knew and loved. T for safety.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,922 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 9/22/2009 - Published: 6/18/2009 - Vaati, Zelda - Complete
Tainted Heart reviews
What led to Vaati's obsession with ultimate power? Would he still have become evil had circumstances been different? Perhaps his story of his life as a Minish holds some answers. Please see full details in profile.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 20 - Words: 57,146 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 9/3/2009 - Published: 2/18/2009 - Vaati - Complete
The Unresolved reviews
Sequel to Beyond Centuries. Vaati had decided to spend some time away from civilization to think about things, but things don't go the way he planned when he finds himself involved in Hyrule's history once more. Details in profile! Rated T to be safe.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 35 - Words: 101,501 - Reviews: 354 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 5/23/2009 - Published: 9/28/2008 - Vaati - Complete
Beyond Centuries: Hero of Time, Hero of Winds reviews
Part 2 of Beyond Centuries. Vaati and Link are thrown into the era of the Wind Waker with the bleakest chances of returning to their own time period. They grudgingly travel together as the most dysfunctional pair Hyrule has ever seen. Details in profile!
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 49,110 - Reviews: 165 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 9/22/2008 - Published: 8/9/2008 - Vaati, Link - Complete
Beyond Centuries: The Cursed Sorcerer reviews
Undergoing a major rewrite as Rend see profile . Read this version at your own risk see profile for details . Vaati and Link were meant to destroy each other, not work together! An unthinkable situation, however, forces them to call a momentary truce.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 43,659 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 8/8/2008 - Published: 7/22/2008 - Vaati, Link - Complete
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