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Joined 09-14-08, id: 1693442, Profile Updated: 04-01-14
Author has written 15 stories for Naruto, Harry Potter, Final Fantasy VII, Inuyasha, and Thor.

Please view the new artfor the Hel arc of To Ride Upon Svadilfari.


Against my better judgment but in the interest of at least resting assured that you have some idea of what Harry looks like in his between-form, you can see the concept art for TRuS here. I know its bad and it isn't likely to ever get better, but my medium is words. As of 3/22, there's also a new concept sketch on my Deviant profile--it's under scraps and not gallery.


I'd like to extent a special thanks to the reviewers who have supported To Ride Upon Svadilfari's focus on Hermione's point of view, though this story actually spends more time in the POVs of other characters than in any other story I've written, which has been interesting because I have to be ready to invest myself into a worldview and grasp of the facts that might not agree with the character whose head we inhabited in the previous chapter. I don't read Harry-centric fiction beyond the actual books, but I have seen summaries and reviews of some of the stories that were admittedly less than flattering. I don't mean to imply that there aren't wonderful Harry-centric fics out there, but from what I've seen, the writers sometimes dare to venture where I would fear to tread. Or, at least, to seriously incorporate into the storyline, though I teased it awfully in Five Kingdoms.

If I were to directly substitute Hermione into Harry's usual role in these kind of stories, she would likely end up with Loki, Harry, Balder, and maybe Thor for good measure in a reverse harem that would make very little sense but would be delightful fun to write. Justifying its existence would be a challenge that makes it tempting, but I could probably only manage to do so after a word count worthy of two novels and I still would have no idea how to explain why Thor was there except for a sheepish admission that I couldn't bear to exclude his wonderful hair. Equal opportunity polyamory--if that happens to be a word--and all that. But I could only imagine the public outcry that would cause, even if it would be an excellent excuse to use the word selamlik in a paragraph and give it the same connotation as a seraglio.


An Apology for the Errors

My method for writing fanfiction differs from the method I use for original fiction. While the latter may lay dormant for years before I return and decide the writing is immature and scrap the whole thing while retaining only the original plot and only the bare bones of that. While this might sound familiar to all of you who read Five Kingdoms For the Dead in both the original and the redux, this process is invisible and painless when I don't have readers emotionally invested in the work. All in all, I think this process is usually for the better, but for fanfiction, updating chapter by chapter, I don't have the same luxury.

What you see on the screen as an update is the result of three or four hours of frantic typing, preceded by days or weeks of mulling over the newest plot twists and complications. Any editing that occurs are the errors I catch while working on the chapter. And with that kind of sloppy process, errors and mistakes are going to occur. When you point them out, I try to correct them and I'm always grateful. Sometimes I even have the spare time to go back and spruce up stories or chapters. But this is the process that works for me and that makes writing fanfiction a break from more serious kinds of writing. For me, fanfiction is almost like a freewriting exercise, because fanfiction itself serves as a kind of playground where plots too weak to exist as original fiction can flourish and be explored.

So the mistakes will likely continue and I apologize for that, but while I hope they don't detract from your reading experience too seriously, the editing process involved in producing a flawless masterpiece would detract from my experience.

Thanks for your understanding,

Evil-sama


Fanart:

I've meddled around and done some sketches for both Where the West Wind Blows and The Bone Eater. You can find them here:

Where the West Wind Blows (In the manner of the The Creation of Adam)

To Be Human (Bone Eater)

Eyes Forward (Bone Eater)

However, while I only fool around, some people with actual artistic talent have made contributions, which you should view and applaud them for:

From the Five Kingdoms-verse comes this wonderful work of Sakura from cxxiong523.

A rendition of Jun from First Flower of Spring that has made me feel more than a bit guilty for neglecting that story. So if you get in the next six months, you'll have brokenmaelstrom to thank.

Fallen Night by Sakura Taichou

Also, a very striking depiction of Sakura in her Five Kingdoms ANBU guise.

And you might have noticed the new and striking cover for Five Kingdoms, credit for which belongs to the talented Vonneguts, who also made the old covers.

See full sized cover here. And there were several others, all wonderful, that you never got to see.

Five Kingdoms of the Darkest Ink by Kason-sama

The First Flower of Spring by Evionth (I want to own her version of Shiho, seriously.)


Because I had to post this excerpt (i.e. self-indulgent free talk) somewhere and I like my readers too well to attach it to the new chapters of Five Kingdoms.

I write new chapters, I always think it's such a pity that Naruto's such a shounen manga. In terms of its world mythology, it's kind of extremely sketchy. Scratch that. It is extremely sketchy. Beyond the missions and occasional trips to the ramen stand, the reader is left to wonder what life is like for these characters when they aren't experiencing emotional angst. In a format like manga, where you can literally show the reader without ever once saying something outright, really good stories usually have a strong feeling of taking place in a separate world with its own distinct rules, religions, and cultures. But Naruto...doesn't. What do they do for fun in the village? You have wireless headsets, so there has to be television, right? What's the programming like? What about karaoke? Bars exist and hotsprings full of monkeys and organizations that seem synonymous with yakuza, so it gives off the impression that we're in a psuedo-Japan, but there are gaping holes.

There doesn't even seem to be a native religion. The only one we observe is Jashinism, which certainly isn't the one commonly practiced. So I'll apologize in advance to all the Naruto purists who are still hanging on, because throughout this fic I've adopted in part and wholesale Shinto and Buddhism, because occasionally (mostly on evidence of the funeral of the Third, the Buddhist symbol used by the Hyuuga clan in their seal, and the Sage of the Six Paths--which would be the simplified Buddhist view of the six levels of existence that one can be reborn into, the appearance of the Three Imperial Treasures, and about a billion other things) it seems Kishimoto uses the social structure of feudal Japan and adds televisions. Even some of the summons, like Danzo's baku (the long-nosed tapir-looking thing that eats nightmares and is present for all of about seven panels in a fight that had a lot of dramatic-build up and then promptly collapsed under the strain of its own weight), are drawn straight from his native mythology, so I don't feel too guilty. Even about Byakko, who apparently is shaky ground because I implicated it would take more than the power a tailed beast to summon it. As I understand the tailed beasts in cannon-verse, they're only chakra constructs themselves, not an actual demon like the Ten-Tails, who can be created only with the addition of all the tailed beasts and is apparently magnitudes stronger than any of them singularly, even the Kyuubi.

They were created by the Sage of Six Paths, who is a semi-mythic legendary figure, like the Yellow Emperor of China (I'm looking for an example most people would recognize without having to Google and that was the best I could do without creating new controversy), but who is not part of a creation myth. Every culture that I'm aware of has one (many surprising similar), so by virtue of that, I made a decision as an author that there were obviously other beings in existence. For example, the Ten-Tails was not the only demon, just the most powerful. And given the nature of dualism, if demons exist, there must be equal and opposite beings of good. Hence the borrowing of the Shinto pantheon. But what about Byakko? Technically, Byakko is a symbol drawn originally from Chinese astrology (under a different name--I think its Baihu, but I don't have confidence in that), which would seem unrelated at first to the framework Kishimoto created. More within the context would be to transition to the Shitenno, the Four Heavenly Kings (Shinto deities apparently can be thought of as manifestations of bodhisattva once Buddhism was imported), but Komokuten would be both outside the ANBU zodiac theme and probably prompt a lot of, Say what? Who or what is that? And you're here to have fun, not learn about myth systems.

I wanted something that was unique to Sakura, something that could put her on the same level as the boys, but that they could not duplicate. So, therefore, an actual major kami that may or may not listen and whose summoning could occur only at great cost. After all, there had to be some reason the scroll was sealed away in the first place, yes? Think of it like the Fourth's sealing technique.

And if you're still hung up on the point, of course Naruto could do it, please remember that you're reading close third-person P.O.V., which means that you are not reading the be-all, end-all, Word of God decision of an omniscient narrator. You are in the mind of Sakura, a girl who is about to sacrifice herself in order to destroy both Obito and Amanozako. Of course she wants to feel that the act is special, that it matters. Would you like your last thoughts to be, Oh, if only Naruto was here. Then I could stand back and watch as he performs miracles and saves us all. If you're looking for that kind of Sakura, I'll refer you to canon. Five Kingdoms is meant to have a heavy psychological aspect. I try very hard to represent the unique mindset, values, and morals of each character in their P.O.V. (sometimes, like in First Flower, I'll even make an effort to adjust diction so that it's more obvious who we're seeing from the eyes of), but the limitation of this is that you can only experience the story as they do.


Alright, a word on the fights that occur in my version of the Naruto-verse; you'll see it quite heavily in The Tale of the Hime chapter of FKFTD and chapter 7 of First Flower, but upon many an occasion I use my own vision of violence rather than the epic, episode-after-episode length battles that occur in the anime and manga. Which I find all well and good, but upon occasion I sometimes want my characters to kill like ninja, not pit gladiators. Short, brutal, and swift are the keywords for it, though a few people have called it abrupt. To me, it's a kind of compliment, because violence on that scale should always be sort of shocking, not a forgone conclusion. It reinforces the transience of a life defined by violence and that some days, these people of impossible strength die not with some kind of glorious fanfare, but in some hidden, forgotten corner of the world. But that's my opinion. Feel free to PM if you wish to argue or discuss. I'm an English major at heart--I will always enjoy looking at the other side of the coin and nothing makes my heart flutter like intelligent debate.

And if anyone wants to do fanart for any of my stories, you are welcome to it. I would, however, like you to send me a link. After all, what fun would it be if I couldn't look at it?


You know how in manga the author sometimes takes advantage of extra space to ramble on about themselves, which the translators don't even usually bother with? This is that space.

What does Evil-sama like? Happy endings that don't feel contrived. And when my chronic second-lead syndrome is happily surprised by the fact that very, very rarely, the good guy wins.

What does Evil-sama dislike? When an author creates a capable, intelligent heroine and then proceeds to pair her with someone whose redeeming character points I'm blind to. My most frustrating example of this was the Harry Potter series, where I couldn't understand why Ron--who spent the better part of the series endangering Hermione's sense of self-confidence and self-worth--ended up married to her. I'd have rather her marry someone we didn't even meet in the novels, for I like her very much. Besides, in what sense is a man reliable if he abandons you in the middle of a war? My other pet grievance, which finds most of its fodder in the Naruto series, is when a formerly weak and blatantly 2-D character like Sakura seems about to undergo some major character development, only to find my hopes cruelly dashed. And, yes, before you tell me she did train under Tsunade-sama, I'd like to point out that relegating a female character to the role of healer is the oldest trick in the book for keeping her in the party but out of the way of the action. Real doctors are intelligent people whom I respect very much, field medics more so, but in the Naruto-verse they are far underutilized and seem an excuse to shunt Sakura to the side. And I've seen many people in fics cite the Hippocratic Oath as the reason she doesn't use her medical know-how offensively (mostly as part of a set-up to have her heal the enemy of her choice and fall madly in love with him), but that always leaves me a bit baffled. We'll skip the part where I sometimes try to imagine how and when the philosophy of Greek wriggled into a psuedo-Japan that's still under the feudal system and has never heard of Westerners except in one non-canon movie and delve right into the pragmatic assessment of their profession. They are ninja. Their primary roles are as spies and assassins. In either of these roles, is there room for setting aside a skillset that you've spent the better part of your life training to acquire? The answer to that, for me, is a resounding "no."

All right, about my personal preferences for pairings:

Naruto:
Sakura/Neji, Sakura/Itachi, Sakura/Gaara, and my least favorite of still acceptable pairings, Sakura/Sasuke. I also really like a well written Sakura/Akatsuki. (If you can't tell, Sakura is my favorite character.)

My other definite favorite is Naruto/Hinata, because they really deserve to be together.

Harry Potter:
Hermione/Harry is my OTP, but I'll read a good Hermione/Draco occasionally, though most of the time I can't reconcile fanon-Draco with canon-Draco. I cannot stand Hermione/Ron in any shape or form. And if it's plausible and got a good plot, I'll take a Hermione/Tom any day. I also have a strange attraction to the Hermione/Salazar pairing, although there aren't many stories out there for it.

Final Fantasy VII:
Yuffie/Vincent, Cloud/Tifa, as well as the odd Reeve/Shelke combination. And if it's late, the odd Yuffie/Sephiroth pairing.

Yuffie and Vincent are my favorite characters, along with Sephiroth.


Story Status:

Naruto

Five Kingdoms for the Dead: In Progress.

The First Flower of Spring: In Progress.

Fallen Night: In Progress. And, be warned, it is a crack!fic. Which, if you've read beyond the first chapter, you'll figure out quickly.

Memorium for the Rain: Paused while I scramble to keep up with five actively updating stories. However, if you review it enough, I might be tempted to take a look.

Colors of Hate: Complete (oneshot)

Truth and Change: Complete (oneshot)

Inuyasha

The Bone Eater: In Progress.

Where the West Wind Blows: In Progress.

Final Fantasy VII

Genesis Rising: Hiatus.

Harry Potter


Cry Out, Curlew: In Progress.

Cold Gaze: Farmed Out.


If you have any questions or comments, feel free to PM me, though I can't promise my response will be prompt. I'm usually busy with real life, but I'll try to get back to you.

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Cat'O'Nine Tails by Kaze and Kiba reviews
Sakura you are being sent undercover to capture Uchiha Itachi, and any other Akatsuki you come into contact with, while on your mission. Ha. Yeah right, just let me get my big net and ass kicking boots...What do you mean when you say 'Disguised as a cat?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 36 - Words: 138,902 - Reviews: 2472 - Favs: 1,537 - Follows: 1,498 - Updated: 4/6 - Published: 3/7/2010 - Sakura H., Akatsuki
Once and After by Shana the Short reviews
By a sick twist of fate, the mission to Wave ends in disaster for Sakura. Terrified of her own home and the people she should trust the most, she finds herself on the run. When real life seems stranger than fiction, is there any way to carve out a normal life?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 35,326 - Reviews: 468 - Favs: 519 - Follows: 565 - Updated: 3/18 - Published: 11/1/2013 - Sakura H., Sanbi/Isobu
Loyalty by A True Radical Dreamer reviews
Sakura is ensnared in a world of deadly intrigue her last year in the Academy. As an unwilling agent of Oto, can she discover what it means to be loyal in a world that promotes deception? Will that loyalty conflict with her growing sense of self-worth? AU
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 104,055 - Reviews: 310 - Favs: 462 - Follows: 495 - Updated: 2/17 - Published: 8/19/2009 - Sakura H.
Blast from the Past by Kjpanny Kjchristie17 reviews
A seven year old Seshoumaru ends up falling into the well. When Kagome comes across him, how will Inuyasha react when the haughty child claims Kagome as his own...
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 25,547 - Reviews: 1036 - Favs: 1,118 - Follows: 1,536 - Updated: 2/1 - Published: 12/30/2011 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru
Battle Entre Enigmas by madstoryteller999 reviews
Both Draco and Hermione know that there is no such hatred and sense of deadly competition as the one that exists between the two of them. Welcome to a battle between enigmas. Starts in second year, sticks to key points of canon but with major tweaks; will turn into dramione as the characters get older.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,425 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 12/26/2013 - Published: 6/20/2013 - Hermione G., Draco M.
cabbage patch by paws-bells reviews
ItaSaku Non-Massacre AU. Their story began long before anyone could realize it. The story of a little pink-haired girl child, and a stoic young boy.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 168,224 - Reviews: 2607 - Favs: 2,229 - Follows: 2,145 - Updated: 8/2/2013 - Published: 6/5/2009 - Itachi U., Sakura H.
For a Season by Spoiled Sweet reviews
As far as Sakura's concerned, she has more than a paycheck coming to her after being personally requested by the Mizukage and shipped off to Mist as part of a diplomatic deal. After all, a team of painfully green medics is one thing, but she draws a line at tetchy, old hunter-nin. Crack, character study, crack, friendship, and crack.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 24,109 - Reviews: 166 - Favs: 295 - Follows: 330 - Updated: 7/16/2013 - Published: 7/26/2012 - Ao, Sakura H.
All's Fair in Love and War by Renaerys reviews
The horrors of war are acutely felt by soldiers, but it is the healers who bear the burden of dealing mercy or salvation. When help arrives in the form of the Raikage's withdrawn bodyguard, Sakura begins to wonder if there's a difference.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 29,006 - Reviews: 224 - Favs: 269 - Follows: 317 - Updated: 4/10/2013 - Published: 11/4/2012 - [Shī, Sakura H.]
The Sharpest Lives by ichigomao reviews
Weak. She hated that word. But with the help of a new family, she will shed her weakness, the weakness that she loathed so much. Reborn into the Uchiha clan, Sakura Haruno sets off to rewrite the future...discovering along the way that hope might just be too silly of a notion. Not your usual time travel fic. T for gore, eventually a little bit of SakuNeji. NO INCEST
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 32,212 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 311 - Follows: 388 - Updated: 12/24/2012 - Published: 8/5/2012 - Sakura H., Sasuke U.
Head of the Household by Azzandra reviews
AU, kmeme fill. Hawke is a magister and after defeating Danarius, she inherits all of his property... including Fenris. Fem!Mage!Hawke/Fenris
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 18,024 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 404 - Follows: 207 - Updated: 12/19/2012 - Published: 4/2/2011 - Hawke (F), Fenris - Complete
The Infinite Perfection of Being by Renaerys reviews
All she's ever wanted is to confirm her existence. All he's ever wanted is to immortalize his existence. And somewhere along the way, they realize the only part that really matters is simply existing together.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 136,248 - Reviews: 479 - Favs: 414 - Follows: 415 - Updated: 11/13/2012 - Published: 9/30/2011 - [Sakura H., Sasori]
Spire by LoquaciousQuark reviews
A legal loophole after "Alone" results in Hawke inheriting the entirety of Danarius's estate, including all his slaves—and Fenris. But Tevinter is not friendly to foreigners or fugitives, and as Hawke and Fenris struggle to save both his freedom and her slaves, they find themselves mired in political and magical intrigues whose sinister depths extend beyond anything they've faced.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 112,184 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 11/10/2012 - Published: 8/30/2012 - Hawke (F), Fenris - Complete
Training in Sensitivity by chronicxxinsanity reviews
Some simple training in sensitivity turns into more than just understanding and feeling basic emotions. With the help of his teammate, Sai makes it his latest mission to learn to be sensitive, and realizes why he wants to learn it in the first place. All of this brings Sai to some of the most unusual feelings that he never knew existed; some wonderful, and some horrible.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,520 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 24 - Published: 7/8/2012 - Sai, Sakura H.
Burn Limits by Taivasalla reviews
When Sakura's mother dies, she grows up in a shinobi household. Haunted by a broken father, she ends up on Team 7 a different person.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,835 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 308 - Follows: 468 - Updated: 7/7/2012 - Published: 4/2/2012 - Sakura H.
Disowned by Aljan Moonfire reviews
When Kagome is abandoned by her group, she is left with no one to turn to and nowhere to go. Deciding to wander the lands as a priestess, when she ends up running into a certain Daiyoukai more than just sparks fly. Obviously AU. A rewrite of night flame miko's fic.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 35,363 - Reviews: 147 - Favs: 350 - Follows: 418 - Updated: 6/4/2012 - Published: 1/2/2011 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru
Avada Kedavra Anonymous by Speechwriter reviews
No one missed Riddle's pale fist tightening around the useless wand in his lap. "I am Tom," he ground out. "I am here for the sole reason that the alternative was community service." / Hermione moderates a post-Avada Kedavra support group. Chaos ensues.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,406 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 441 - Follows: 43 - Published: 2/24/2012 - Hermione G., Tom R. Jr.
The Last Spy by sylphides reviews
Hermione Granger and Severus Snape slowly learn from each other as the war escalates and the Final Battle approaches. AU from HBP. Out of a war where children must grow up too fast, Hermione and Severus develop a beautiful friendship and more.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 108 - Words: 594,521 - Reviews: 2431 - Favs: 1,003 - Follows: 670 - Updated: 8/14/2011 - Published: 2/1/2008 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Gone to the Dogs by Tally Mark reviews
Kagome needs help, and there's only one dog who can do it. In which Kagome learns a thing or two about dogs and Sesshoumaru learns a thing or two about fun. SessKag.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 21,457 - Reviews: 852 - Favs: 932 - Follows: 1,081 - Updated: 1/22/2011 - Published: 12/22/2008 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H.
The Way of the Wind by just enough reviews
ANBU Captain Uchiha Itachi had things well planned out, until a medic-nin with ridiculous hair went and made herself interesting. Sakura insisted she was just doing her job, but Itachi didn't quite see it that way. Non-massacre. Sakura/Itachi.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 158,542 - Reviews: 3613 - Favs: 4,409 - Follows: 2,057 - Updated: 1/20/2011 - Published: 3/17/2008 - Itachi U., Sakura H. - Complete
Take It or Leave It by korinara reviews
Akatsuki & Sakura. After a moment of shock, Sakura realized that two fully grown, fully naked men were sitting squished uncomfortably together in her bathtub.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 79,648 - Reviews: 2410 - Favs: 2,584 - Follows: 1,623 - Updated: 8/8/2010 - Published: 6/21/2007 - Akatsuki, Sakura H. - Complete
Tale Of A Wolf by kawasemi reviews
The hokage always told Sakura that the secrets of her unknown past would reveal themselves. But she didn't expect it to happen during the chuunin exams. Just how much will she change? “Just what am I?” “You’re a member of the Ookamiza clan.”
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 15 - Words: 58,049 - Reviews: 234 - Favs: 277 - Follows: 227 - Updated: 6/20/2010 - Published: 8/15/2008 - Sakura H.
Troved by forthright reviews
AU. Everyone knows that a hanyou comes from the union of a human and a youkai. In this case, the union of a human and a youkai is brought about by a hanyou. Sesshoumaru x Kagome. Valentine's Day Oneshot.
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,863 - Reviews: 271 - Favs: 1,035 - Follows: 105 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H. - Complete
Beyond Distant Time by Caithyra reviews
The choice is to change history, and never have Inuyasha's love. The choice is a world where she is just Kagome, not a second Kikyou. Will she save Inu no Taishou? And send ripples of change through time? It's a world she wished for, but fears as well.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 21,272 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 188 - Updated: 1/24/2010 - Published: 12/6/2009 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru
A Kind of Merry War by Nagia reviews
With Yuffie, call no matter settled until it is arranged to her satisfaction, and call no deed, no matter how far-fetched, impossible.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,527 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/16/2009 - Vincent V., Yuffie K. - Complete
Unsan Musho by demonwings737 reviews
It was supposed to be my vengence, my path to power. Yet I am sitting here in the hospital, holding her scratched headband in my hand. She's out there, somewhere, in my place with HIM... and it's all my fault. SasuSaku Akatsuki!Sakura COMPLETE!
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 38 - Words: 146,797 - Reviews: 618 - Favs: 445 - Follows: 170 - Updated: 10/10/2009 - Published: 12/30/2008 - Sakura H., Sasuke U. - Complete
The Centerpiece by elle6778 reviews
COMPLETE. Itachi had chosen to involve Sakura in something that he did not wish for in the first place. What he did not expect was for her to quickly become the centerpiece of the events surrounding him. Ita-Saku Non-massacre AU. Sequel to The Chance.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 161,015 - Reviews: 1481 - Favs: 1,557 - Follows: 642 - Updated: 10/2/2009 - Published: 11/13/2008 - Itachi U., Sakura H. - Complete
An Armed Truce by sailordarke reviews
For Hiei's Cute Girl. An ItaSaku story. To rescue what should never have been stolen in the first place, Sakura would travel to the ends of the earth. No one would be able to stop her. No one ever could.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 62,980 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 8/9/2009 - Published: 2/10/2008 - Sakura H., Itachi U.
Of Bishops and Kings by Zelha reviews
ItaSaku. In which Sakura discovers the true meaning of theoretical strategy. In which Shisui is a mean but brilliant schemer. In which Shikamaru really doesn’t want to know.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,956 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 210 - Follows: 29 - Published: 7/26/2009 - Itachi U., Sakura H. - Complete
Midnight Tears by Kodukadvakch reviews
“You can only hate someone whom you have the capacity to love, because if you are really indifferent, you cannot even get up enough energy to hate him.” Hate and love. Where is the line between the two? GaaraxSakura. Quote by Sri Chinmoy.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 34 - Words: 116,863 - Reviews: 1074 - Favs: 477 - Follows: 425 - Updated: 1/14/2009 - Published: 1/16/2007 - Gaara, Sakura H.
Blue Monotony by SilverStarShine94 reviews
She had passed the point of no return far too long ago. GaaSaku HIATUS.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 55,318 - Reviews: 278 - Favs: 171 - Follows: 170 - Updated: 1/8/2009 - Published: 5/11/2008 - Gaara, Sakura H.
Star Power by Lady Silvamord reviews
In which Sakura and Itachi have to work on the same side in order to crash a Halloween party. While dressed up as Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask. Kisame is amused. Itachi and Sakura? Not so much.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,138 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 444 - Follows: 40 - Published: 12/13/2008 - Itachi U., Sakura H. - Complete
Four Seasons by sailordarke reviews
With Akatsuki after Naruto, and Orochimaru preparing for war on Konoha, Sakura was faced with some tough choices. Especially since she's already Akatsuki's prisoner. Eventual SasuSaku, slight ItaSaku.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 19,751 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 12/11/2008 - Published: 5/23/2006 - Sakura H., Sasuke U. - Complete
Squad 17 by Valzen reviews
In which Sakura meets her ANBU team, a captain whom she can easily fall into routine with, a sexist pig and a reserved man that she gets along with quite nicely.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,065 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 174 - Follows: 230 - Updated: 11/23/2008 - Published: 10/29/2008 - Sakura H., Kakashi H.
Not in the Bingo Books by Valzen reviews
Haruno Sakura was not in the bingo books, at least not the ones she knew about.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 901 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 158 - Follows: 32 - Published: 10/25/2008 - Sakura H. - Complete
Enter Night by dracos1485 reviews
Sakura becomes a Missing-nin starting a fateful chain of events with drastic repercussions for Konoha. Sas/Sak, Shika/Tem. AU from Chapter 402. Major Manga Spoilers.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,722 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 14 - Published: 10/11/2008 - Sasuke U., Sakura H.
Escape From Akatsuki Castle by Ninjagrrl reviews
Sakura, Sai and Akatsuki centric crack fic. Akatsuki are getting just a bit sick of finding pink haired medic nins chained up in their dungeons, not that anyone ever asks their opinion. And things only get weirder when Sai shows up to the rescue.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,877 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 354 - Follows: 20 - Published: 12/15/2007 - Sakura H., Sai - Complete
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Hokage By Necessity reviews
Hokage-it was Naruto's dream, just as Sasuke was his promise. And for a short, glorious time, he had them both. But when tragedy strikes, it is Sakura who must continue to bear the reality of the dream: endless paperwork, bickering Kage, and political factions.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 25,928 - Reviews: 205 - Favs: 307 - Follows: 395 - Updated: 4/19 - Published: 8/8/2013 - Sakura H.
The First Flower of Spring reviews
Because every ninja comes from somewhere. Lacking a presence in any ninja village, the Haruno are a clan just the same. Beholden to the traditions of her family, Sakura is changed, as are Team Seven's dynamics. What will become of them?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 66,953 - Reviews: 884 - Favs: 1,179 - Follows: 1,231 - Updated: 4/17 - Published: 10/18/2011 - Sakura H.
To Ride Upon Svadilfari reviews
For two wizards thrown out of their own world and into another Earth populated by superheroes and gods, it looks to be a treacherous ride as they attempt to return home again. But when has the impossible ever stopped Hermione Granger and Harry Potter?
Crossover - Harry Potter & Thor - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 49 - Words: 176,476 - Reviews: 1127 - Favs: 1,154 - Follows: 1,309 - Updated: 4/12 - Published: 12/6/2013 - Harry P., Hermione G., Loki
Where the West Wind Blows reviews
Time has passed for the Inu-tachi after the sealing of the well, trapping Kagome in the feudal era. Now in service to Sesshomaru's mother, Kagome meets them all again as unrest in the north draws them back together
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 34,119 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 225 - Follows: 246 - Updated: 7/10/2013 - Published: 3/18/2012 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru
Memorium for the Rain reviews
Nanashi remembered only Ryo. Ryo only knew Nanashi. Their past began together. Partners and elite swords-for-hire in the country of Rain. But what happens when their past as Haruno Sakura and Hyuuga Neji returns?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,367 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 159 - Follows: 190 - Updated: 7/4/2013 - Published: 3/25/2012 - Sakura H., Neji H.
Five Kingdoms for the Dead reviews
After the Forest of Death, Sakura comes to realize that being weak is no longer an option. However, she finds that change is sometimes painful and that truth doesn't always come easy. Luckily, she'll have some help along the way.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 41 - Words: 220,628 - Reviews: 2735 - Favs: 2,078 - Follows: 1,409 - Updated: 5/31/2013 - Published: 9/18/2008 - Sakura H., Neji H., Itachi U., Sai - Complete
Cry Out, Curlew reviews
Helping others was her passion. It became a revolution. With the power of an open mind, Hermione Granger changed the wizarding world forever.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 43,383 - Reviews: 197 - Favs: 361 - Follows: 416 - Updated: 3/8/2013 - Published: 11/17/2011 - Hermione G., Harry P.
The Bone Eater reviews
When Kikyo is resurrected by a shadowy enemy, Kagome loses her own humanity. Transformed into a demon, she learns to adapt in the halls of the Western Fortress. A Kagome-turns-demon story like no other begins now!
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 28,250 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 267 - Follows: 338 - Updated: 1/12/2013 - Published: 10/23/2011 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru
Fallen Night reviews
It's been two years since Pain attacked Konoha. Kakashi has been in a coma and Sasuke has been plotting his revenge. When Sasuke decides the best way to destroy the village is from the inside out, what will he discover upon his return?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 38,266 - Reviews: 210 - Favs: 274 - Follows: 299 - Updated: 7/23/2012 - Published: 11/20/2008 - Sakura H., Sasuke U.
Five Kingdoms for the Dead Original reviews
The original version of Five Kingdoms, reposted. Sakura comes to a realization in the Forest of the Dead, but strength comes with its own problems.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 27 - Words: 85,096 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 10/17/2011 - Published: 4/29/2011 - Sakura H.
Genesis Rising reviews
The Deepground incident has ended and our heroes are gratefully falling back into their normal routines. However, one patrol later Yuffie and Shelke are missing and a new series of events begins.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,318 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 11/30/2008 - Published: 10/7/2008 - Yuffie K., Vincent V.
Happy Ending? reviews
Harry and Hermione discuss her various pairings in the Harry Potter universe. Short, humorous one-shot.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 813 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 11 - Published: 10/26/2008 - Hermione G., Harry P. - Complete
Cold Gaze reviews
A very dark AU in which Harry and Hermione are arrested and sent to prison by Umbridge. This is the story of their release years later. Warning: Dark content.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,555 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 131 - Follows: 109 - Published: 9/30/2008 - Harry P., Hermione G.
Truth and Change reviews
Just a short little story about how people can change and how Sasuke sees this in those he left behind in his quest for power. Darkish AU.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,472 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 38 - Published: 9/29/2008 - Sakura H., Naruto U.
Colors of Hate reviews
Sakura can remember what it was to see in black and white. And she wishes with all her heart the colors would fade away.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,317 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 120 - Follows: 36 - Published: 9/18/2008 - Sakura H., Naruto U. - Complete
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