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Joined 10-23-08, id: 1723787, Profile Updated: 11-01-12
Author has written 12 stories for Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Wuthering Heights, and Vampire Diaries.

Hi and welcome to my world of...pretty words and grammar...punctuation...and romance...

...oh and angst...can't forget that :P

I love fiction. I live it, breathe it, sleep it. Without fiction I would not exist. My main inspiration is the epic Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters. JK Rowling will always be my idol, because she got so many children to start reading and that is such a wonderful thing.
Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings made my childhood what it was. I shudder to think what I would have been like without the morals of these stories to influence and guide me as I grew up.

I'm a 20 year old Psychology student and writer. I'm currently working on my first novel so any feedback on any of my fics would be greatly appreciated as it all helps towards improving my writing skills for my novel!


Shameful self-promotion: Follow me on twitter @SorchaODowd (my everyday one) and @VictorianQuill for info on my current writing and fanfiction projects :)

I've also just made a writing livejournal where I've uploaded all my fanfictions and will hopefully share bits and pieces of my everyday writing (if anyone is interested :P); victorianquill.livejournal.com

My writing blog at Wordpress: oldvictorianquill.wordpress.com

My writing blog at Blogspot: oldvictorianquill.blogspot.com


I solemnly swear to review every story I read, no matter how old the story is or how many reviews it already has.

Reviews are so important to a writer. As well as letting them know whether you're enjoying their story, it allows you to give constructive criticism on how to improve their work, which is important for improving their writing skills.
And think to how annoying it is for you as a writer to have no reviews for a story you've worked so hard on when you know that a lot of people have read it!

And also think before reviewing a story complaining that somebody is 'Out of Character'. Remember that everyone interprets and connects with characters differently.

Join me in sending 'Review Love!'


Ships I support
Harry Potter: Lily/James, Remus/Tonks, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Teddy/Victoire.
Vampire Diaries: Damon/Elena, Stefan/Katherine
Downton Abbey: Matthew/Mary.
Merlin: Arthur/Gwen.
Wuthering Heights: Cathy/Hareton, Cathy/Heathcliff.
Gone With the Wind: Scarlett/Rhett
Doctor Who/Torchwood: Doctor/Rose, Jack/Gwen.

I live vicariously though the turbulent relationships of TVD's Damon/Elena and Downton Abbey's Matthew/Mary.

Flawed character I love
Scarlett O'Hara (Gone with the Wind)
Rhett Butler (Gone with the Wind)
Damon Salvatore (Vampire Diaries) I used to love both brothers equally, as they are equally flawed, but now I can't stand the favouritism Stefan receives from the writers of the show, when Damon is constantly rejected in favour of 'Saint Stefan'.
Hareton Earnshaw (Wuthering Heights)
Severus Snape (Harry Potter)
James Potter (Harry Potter)
Mr. Rochester (Jane Eyre)


My thoughts on Delena vs Stelena.

I am utterly and completely "Team Delena"

Damon and Elena's relationship is so beautiful (in both the books and the show) as they have to fight to get there...it's not an immediate "Love at first sight", it's something that they work towards which I find more realistic and romantic.

Hopefully Delena will be the end game relationship from the main trio love triangle when the series finishes as I fully support the author of the Vampire Diaries book series L.J Smith who was fired from writing the books as the owners wanted a Stefan/Elena endgame, whereas she felt strongly for the Damon/Elena relationship. I think it is disgusting that the author who spent a great deal of time and effort to create a story and world for the owners, who were incapable of writing it themselves, could be fired for feeling strongly towards a particular pairing, and I refuse to read the rest of the series which will be released under the name of L.J Smith as author, yet having been written by a ghost writer.

So everyone out there...the only reason Stefan and Elena will be the endgame in the books is because the author was fired from writing the series and a ghost writer, writing under the original author's name, has been told to write Stefan and Elena and ignore any possibility for a Damon and Elena endgame. In my opinion, Stelena fans shouldn't take it as a victory, you've been cheated out of a true and proper endgame for your ship just as much as Delena fans have.


Just a quick rant...


OK, so in 'Gone with the Wind' by Margaret Mitchell, Rhett's exact line is "My Dear, I Don't Give a Damn." The film rewrote this line to "Frankly my dear..."
I've never seen the film, and I don't really plan to because it'll never live up to the book in my opinion, but I do think that that line sort of ruined what the discussion between Rhett and Scarlett was about. In the book, Rhett's last line seemed almost weary, almost as though he couldn't keep fighting anymore because he was so tired, and I do truly believe he still loved Scarlett, whereas in the film the rewritten line seemed to take all the emotion out of their relationship and instead seemed like Rhett was having the last hurrah before he left her. Not at all what I took from the book.


Gryffindor; where the brave dwell at heart.

Hufflepuff; where they are just and loyal.

Ravenclaw; where those of wit and learning will always find their kind.

Slytherin; those cunning folk use any means to achieve their ends.

A Hufflepuff and Proud of it!

Team Tonks


Team Hareton


Current Projects - In progress...will be uploaded soon

Vampire Diaries: Fire A Damon/Elena oneshot. (This will be uploaded after the Season 3 finale)
Vampire Diaries: 1864 An AH/AU Modern day Damon/Elena oneshot/possible multi-chapter fic.
Harry Potter: Abandoning the fight A Lily/James oneshot with one-sided Severus/Lily.

I apologise for the delay in getting these fics uploaded. I'm really struggling with writing at the moment and don't have the confidence to upload anything new. I promise they'll be up at some point

Update: I have decided due to personal reasons that I'm not going to be watching the new season of Vampire Diaries until I feel emotionally ready for it. I still passionately ship Delena and I will still be writing fanfiction for them, but I can't watch the show until the writers learn some respect for characters and actually gain some story-telling skills.

Update 2/11/12: I have some ideas for Delena fanfics which I hope will help me feel better about the horrible direction the show is taking with the ridiculous amount of favouritism to Stelena. But as it's November I'm currently working on NaNoWriMo, so won't be writing or uploading any fics for at least another month.


On to the stories.


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All You Are To Me by Anna Livia reviews
Damon and Elena have been best friends for their entire lives, but when they risk their friendship to become something more will their relationship be strong enough to weather any storm?
Vampire Diaries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 21 - Words: 128,916 - Reviews: 523 - Favs: 293 - Follows: 439 - Updated: 2/24/2014 - Published: 12/8/2012 - Damon S., Elena G.
Try and Tri Again by Joeygirl1994 reviews
Victoire's last year at Hogwarts has begun. She's Head Girl, Quidditch Captain and has finally got the man of her dreams, Teddy Lupin. But what happens when she's forced to participate in an event from the past that still haunts her Mother and her Uncle's dreams?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 108 - Words: 595,640 - Reviews: 2164 - Favs: 604 - Follows: 557 - Updated: 12/24/2013 - Published: 2/3/2011 - [Teddy L., Victoire W.] - Complete
A Woman's Worth by Cher Sue reviews
AH/AU–Love hurts. This story takes on a literal meaning when Elena is a victim of abuse by her boyfriend. A journey of the silent sufferings of a girl with no one to turn to and unwilling to ask for help. Enters Damon, a social worker determined to rescue a damsel in distress and falling for her along the way. What is he willing to sacrifice in the end to save a girl he loves?
Vampire Diaries - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 27 - Words: 245,464 - Reviews: 1690 - Favs: 520 - Follows: 499 - Updated: 10/21/2013 - Published: 10/14/2012 - Elena G., Damon S. - Complete
Our Love Is Heaven by BeautifulGinger reviews
Elena Gilbert has recently graduated from university. She ends up being saved one night from disaster by a misterious blue eyed man. The mystery fades when they become friends, but what happens when the girl falls in love with her saviour and their world comes crushing down around them? How to fight for what one wants and how to hold tightly to the person you deeply love? AU/AH
Vampire Diaries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 29 - Words: 134,402 - Reviews: 391 - Favs: 167 - Follows: 257 - Updated: 10/5/2013 - Published: 8/27/2012 - Elena G., Damon S.
Bourbon In Your Eyes by jazzywriter22 reviews
She's a piano-playing graduate student who's writing a historical novel. He's the new professor in the History department who has gone out of his way to avoid music since he was a boy. A story about choice, transformation, and the people who inspire others to do both.
Vampire Diaries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 50 - Words: 157,130 - Reviews: 2266 - Favs: 1,099 - Follows: 943 - Updated: 6/26/2013 - Published: 2/22/2012 - Elena G., Damon S. - Complete
Crying Lightning by DE92 reviews
"I should have helped her. I should have done something. I deserve this. I deserve to die" - Damon is an 18 year old troubled lost soul with a bad reputation and Elena a 17 year old popular high school student who thought she had everything she ever wanted, that is until she got to know the eldest Salvatore and realizes that life is about more than being crowned Prom Queen! AU R&R
Vampire Diaries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 47 - Words: 261,986 - Reviews: 935 - Favs: 488 - Follows: 351 - Updated: 5/13/2013 - Published: 10/30/2012 - Elena G., Damon S. - Complete
How To Make a Better Vampire by arabean reviews
Post 3.22 - Elena grapples with who she is as a vampire, struggling for control as she tries to find herself and accept who she loves - spoiler: it's Damon! while friends and enemies grapple with their own choices in this new world. Damon/Elena, Stefan/Caroline, Matt/Rebekah, Stefan/Rebekah, Jeremy/Bonnie, Klaus/Caroline
Vampire Diaries - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 143,765 - Reviews: 424 - Favs: 269 - Follows: 247 - Updated: 4/16/2013 - Published: 8/15/2012 - Elena G., Damon S. - Complete
Desperate Love by Trogdor19 reviews
A whole different version of Season 4, without sire bonds or dead brothers. A meditation on the nature of love, free will and morality in an imperfect world, through: suspense, romance, steam, angst, and friendship. Tons of Delena as well as Stefan/Caroline/Klaus, Jeremy and Ric, too. Lemons!
Vampire Diaries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 931 - Reviews: 1552 - Favs: 409 - Follows: 391 - Updated: 3/13/2013 - Published: 11/25/2012 - Damon S., Elena G. - Complete
Walk Away by ninadobsession reviews
When the love of Elena's life goes missing, she's left with regret, major decisions, and a mystery that she's afraid she'll never solve. AU/AH
Vampire Diaries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 32,008 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 5/13/2012 - Published: 4/2/2012 - Elena G., Damon S. - Complete
Birthmark by jazzywriter22 reviews
Damon tells Elena that he knows exactly what she looks like naked because he dated her doppelganger. Little does he know that Elena has a unique birthmark located in an intimate location...
Vampire Diaries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 64,852 - Reviews: 491 - Favs: 835 - Follows: 458 - Updated: 4/7/2012 - Published: 7/30/2011 - Damon S., Elena G. - Complete
Don't give up on my son, a dying man's wish by Heidi Mae reviews
AU AH Elena takes a job caring for her friend Stefan's father. When Elena discovers his dying wish is to reconcile with his older son Damon she decides to make it happen. But Damon doesn't exactly make it easy on her. Longer summary inside.
Vampire Diaries - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 150,216 - Reviews: 1390 - Favs: 858 - Follows: 324 - Updated: 1/2/2012 - Published: 12/10/2010 - Elena G., Damon S. - Complete
Nada by sunshine2006578 reviews
Elena's always been good at putting two and two together. But will she pay attention to what her observant subconscious is telling her, or keep chasing ghosts? DAMONxELENA, a bit AU. R&R?
Vampire Diaries - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,468 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 9 - Published: 11/25/2011 - Damon S., Elena G. - Complete
Ultima ratio by Winterblume reviews
Ultima ratio - the last resort. At last the day of the Final Battle against Lord Voldemort has come. Harry, Ron and Hermione fight bravely against their nemesis - but then something goes wrong. And Hermione finds herself alone in a precarious situation.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 54 - Words: 772,571 - Reviews: 4043 - Favs: 3,090 - Follows: 1,393 - Updated: 11/6/2011 - Published: 5/2/2009 - Hermione G., Tom R. Jr. - Complete
Two Hundred and Four by SpanishLullabies reviews
"It takes you leaving without a word to anyone but three of us, eight months and two hundred and four A4 pages to tell me that you love me. This proves my theory that you, Elena Gilbert, are an emotional idiot."
Vampire Diaries - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,937 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 325 - Follows: 37 - Published: 4/23/2011 - Damon S., Elena G. - Complete
Nothing Ever Felt So Right by Kuroida reviews
The hospital scene with Lupin and Tonks in HBP needs a bit more to it don't you think? even though there's like a million of these I feel like I must contribute Oneshot. RL/NT
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,581 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/24/2010 - Remus L., N. Tonks - Complete
Highlights of A Subtle Nature by the laughing redhead reviews
So, this is my take on how Remus and Dora met in OOTP- and the chaos that ensued.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 18,117 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 7/15/2009 - Published: 5/4/2009 - Remus L., N. Tonks - Complete
A Very Bad Influence by Gaby Black reviews
Look, Evans, it's not that I don't like you–I guess you're not worse than any other girl, but sometimes you just annoy the hell out of me. - Sirius manages to make Lily admit she fancies James. Lily becomes yet another victim of Sirius's bad influence. JL
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,410 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/28/2007 - Lily Evans P., James P. - Complete
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Contrary, Contrary reviews
But as his aching jaw lingered he'd finally realised what it was from. Smiling. He smiled all the time now, smiled at Joseph's disgruntled murmurs as Cathy reprimanded him for trailing mud into the finally scrubbed clean kitchen. A Team Hareton fanfiction
Wuthering Heights - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,107 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Complete
My Dear, I Don't Give a Damn reviews
She didn't know much about 'Gone with the Wind' only that there was a woman; Scarlett, someone called Rhett and something to do with the Civil War, but she knew it was meant to be one of the greatest love stories of all time. Damon/Elena.
Vampire Diaries - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 12,019 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 146 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 2/26/2012 - Published: 2/25/2012 - Damon S., Elena G. - Complete
Vampires Don't Sparkle reviews
What with the fight against evil, little did the occupants of the Gilbert house think to worry of what the little imaginative girl in the house opposite would observe sitting at her bedroom window. Damon/Elena.
Vampire Diaries - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,455 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 12 - Published: 2/11/2012 - Damon S., Elena G. - Complete
I Know reviews
Whilst Tonks attempts to drink her sorrows and thoughts of Remus away, Snape can't help but think to the past when another heartbroken witch sobbed over a Marauder. Remus/Tonks, one-sided Snape/Lily, mentions of James/Lily
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,163 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/22/2011 - Published: 10/9/2011 - Severus S., N. Tonks - Complete
Damned Little Witch reviews
"His gun burst while out on the hills by himself, a splinter cut his arm, and he lost a good deal of blood before he could reach home." A Team Hareton fanfiction.
Wuthering Heights - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,135 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/26/2011 - Complete
Pure Intentions reviews
"You wouldn't be one of those Auror's you hear about who join up for the wrong reasons. Your intentions would be pure!" "What would be the wrong reasons?" he questioned quietly, a quick flash of pain crossing his eyes. A Teddy/Victoire story.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,097 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/18/2011 - Teddy L., Victoire W. - Complete
Too late for Friendship reviews
After hitting Cathy during Lockwood's visit, Hareton makes attempts at friendship.
Wuthering Heights - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 457 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Published: 11/1/2010 - Complete
Wants and Needs reviews
It was a fight between the inner Time Lord and the inner Human; a fight between the desire of wanting and needing. Spoilers for Series 2: The Girl in the Fireplace.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 938 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/1/2010 - 10th Doctor, Rose T. - Complete
Comforting Grief reviews
In their seventh year of Hogwarts, Lily comforts James when no one else can. In remembrance of Lily and James Potter this Halloween Night.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 413 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/31/2010 - Lily Evans P., James P. - Complete
Letting Go reviews
As The Doctor lays with Amy Pond on the grass looking up at the sky he thinks to his saviour and the woman who will forever be in his hearts. Mentions of Doctor/Rose. NOT an Amy/Doctor romance.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 693 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/3/2010 - 11th Doctor - Complete
Escaping formalities reviews
At his wedding reception, the half human Doctor can’t wait to carry Rose over the threshold of their cottage.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,141 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 19 - Published: 1/1/2010 - 10th Doctor, Rose T. - Complete
Did I get her? reviews
After the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, Remus checks on Tonks in St Mungo’s.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 964 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/2/2009 - Remus L., N. Tonks - Complete