Author has written 3 stories for Rune Soldier, and Inuyasha.
I have been an avid fan of Sesshomaru and Kagome fiction since I was first introduced to it. I read a story here on FF and suddenly, a pair that I had never even considered while watching the anime just seemed to click. I am afraid to say, I don't even read Inuyasha x Kagome stories very often any more. I began really reading when I was eight and haven't put down a book since. I truly believe that any skill I have for writing is because of this. In fact, I'll tell you a secret... I squeaked by my college-prep English Grammar class with a C-. It's that whole 'I can do it, but don't know why' thing. Why can you use BUT or AND at the beginning of a sentence? Uh, you just can...
Anyhow, I have just recently (September 14, 2012) updated my story Vacation with the Boss. I had been on hiatus for a while due to some personal reasons, but as I stated in the A/N at the end of Chapter 16, real life comes first. But I hope you enjoy the story and would be delighted if you would leave me a review (or even a PM) with your suggestions/comments. And while I am happy to see ANY review, I will say 'Update!' is not one of my favorites. :)
P.S. - Yes, I am a Beta! That said, I have a lot on my plate right now. If you seriously want me to Beta, PM me and I will consider it on a case by case basis.
Currently I have 3 stories up:
Vacation with the Boss (Sort of actively being written) - This initial plot for this story came about from various inspiration, too many to really count. Its intended to be humorus and make you giggle. I hope that it is working.
Q & A for Vacation With the Boss
So I've been getting alot of questions in regards to the last chapter (Chapter 11 - Marking) from Dokuga and FF. I dont usually like to give away stuff, as it will eventually be found out in future chapters. But, for the sake of several people's sanity, I will devel a bit into what happened.
1. Did Kagome really mark Sesshomaru?
A: No. Granted I know since this is my fiction I could make a 'marking' custom anything I want, but I'm a believer in the most commonly accepted 'marking' in the fandom. There must be blood drawn. That doesn't mean it wasn't significant in Sesshomaru's mind. It was the meaning behind the act that got to him. I mean, come on. He may not be the hardcore Lord Sesshomaru from the past, but how many women do you think in his many, many years of living he has actually let bite him? I'll give you a hint - the number is no longer zero.
2. Will Sesshomaru tell Kagome what she almost/kind of did?
A: Uh, No. He has absolutely NO intention of EVER telling her what she did... he told me so himself... he seemed very adamant about it. I am currently placing bets, but don't let him know... I kind of like my head where it is ;)
3. Why does he seem to be handling it so well?
A: Well, there are a few reasons. One - If you are still confused if Sesshomaru 'feels' something for his 'assistant' after all the hints throughout the story, I will put them to rest now. The answer is, YES! Although, he obviously is struggling to admit that even to himself. Second, he has been working with Kagome, building a working relationship and trust for many years now. He's not going to melt her into a puddle of goo like he would if he had just met her. Last, the very last sentence in Chapter 11 kind of says it all.
4. How come they haven't just jumped each other yet?
A: One, I love torturing Sesshomaru too much. Two, they've both only very recently even hazarded looking at having feelings other than a close working relationship. I hate stories where they are jumping each other by chapter 2. Three, TENSION!!!! Tension is a wonderful thing, and personally, having them end up together too soon would be dissappointing. Four, I want the story to actually have a plot and not just 'Oh, hey! You really ARE a girl.. and I'm a guy... so why haven't we done it yet'? Sorry, that just isnt my style. Lastly, I LOVE TORTURING SESSHOMARU TOO MUCH!!! :)
5. Is the whole story going to be on the island?
A: No. The island just sets the foundation and plants the seeds in both their minds for a relationship. In order for it to actually happen, (the relationship), then they will have to get back to the real world and face some trials and tribulations. There is tons more to come, so yes, the scenery will change, there may be a bit of reverting back to old habits a bit (as expected), and there will be MUCH more torture to come in Sesshomaru's future... his mother is looking forward to this... immensely.
6. Why is the story being updated so slowly? 14 Sept 2012
A: As I have stated before, as much as I love to write and as excited as I am to see what happens next in the story as you are, my real life comes first. If you want to know the knitty gritty of some of it, here ya go. I was in the military for 8 years, I got out in May of 2011 and despite the reassurance of fellow service members that finding a job in my career would be easy, it wasn't. I was unemployed for 6 months and desperate for any work. I was on unemployment for 2 months, but it went against every fiber of my being, so I got off of it. I eventually had to take a job away from my home in another state which is where I'm at now. I am EXTREMELY blessed to have found such a great job, but it comes with sacrifices - no family or close friends within 600 miles. I work nights and very long shifts and my job is emotionally and mentally challenging. Also, in an effort to not only "better" myself but also to increase my chances of finding a job back home, I am now a full-time college student. If everything goes right, I should have my BA in 20 months. So there you have it... the gist of what's going on. This may not seem like a lot to some (and for some it probably isn't) but it has pretty much crushed and motivation I currently have to write regularly.
Angel of Death or Keeper of Life? (COMPLETE! - Kind of)- This story is a bit dark and angsty, but is a romance story & it does have a happy ending. Strangely enough, after listening to a recommened song (Bring Me To Life by Evanescense) I realized how well the story matched with it, but no, as some asked, it is not based on that song, at least, not intentionally. But I can totally picture a video (like the ones on youtube) to go with it! So, I have changed the original title to fit the song. Now, the imporant part. I am less than pleased with the rushed ending and some of the threads that were not fully developed throughout the story. I am currently in the process of revaming it and maybe by the end of 2012 will have a better version to post. So yes, the story is done and the final chapter will remain until said time when I am inspired to make its faults better.
Recommendations for this story: Listen to "Silk Road" and "Yearning of the Sword" from the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Soundrack, and "Listen to Your Hear" by DHT (the slow version). Also a reader mentioned Jet Li's, Hero Soundtrack.
Possibilities (Complete Oneshot) - For my fellow Rune Soldier fans out there. And if you're not a fan, you should be. Great anime if you like silly and sometimes downright cheesy lines. A goofy, clueless but sometimes disturbingly keen hero, and (of course for the guys) buxom heroine's. Anime guaranteed to make you laugh.
Recommendations for this story: Watch the episode in Volume 5. This is the episode when Genie and Louie are having the wine-carrying contest. Tell me you dont sense the tension! ;)
Is there another SessXKags story in the future?
YES!! In fact, I have several works started on my computer. But I try to focus primarily on one story at a time, otherwise I don't think I give it the attention it deserves. The other stories I have are more just really large scenes, notes, etc. Once I finish my current story (Vacation with the Boss) I will choose another to dedicate time to. BUT, if you really are interested in knowing, here is a summary of one of the stories I plan to work on in the future -
Kagome Higurashi has had her share of tragedy and wants only to move past it. She is excited when she is given the cooking position at, strangely enough, a Japanese castle in Northern Japan. It has been many years since she has seen her native homeland and she is looking forward to the change. She knows very little about her new employer, Sesshomaru Taisho. She knew that he was a previous Kenjutsu champion. She had also gathered from a magazine that she had read, that he was some sort of famous throughbreed breeder. She knew next to none about his personal life, only that he had two children and no wife. Imagine her suprise when upon their first meeting she realizes he's a taiyoukai and that she's been hired for more than cooking...
Sesshomaru Taisho cares nothing for humans, but he is forced to hire one who is able to care for the human ward he has taken in (much to his own confusion) It matters little though so long as the woman he hired does her job ... and stays out of his way.
If you have a suggestion or comment about this future story PLEASE let me know :)
Randomness about Me:
I love the snow, cheese enchiladas, toe socks, drinking tea with honey, black/white photos and working in my flower garden.
I hate heavy metal, hamsters, scary movies, pork, having the flu, not working, crickets (shudder) and lazy people
The Refrigerator Test (A Test of Your Common Sense)
Question 1: How do you put a Giraffe into a refrigerator?
Answer: Open the fridge, put the giraffe in and close the door.
(This question test whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way)
Question 2: How do you put an Elephant into a refrigerator?
Wrong Answer: Open the fridge, put the elephant in and close the door.
Right Answer: Open the fridge, take out the giraffe, put the elephant in and close the door.
(This question tests your ability to think the repercussions of your actions)
Question 3: The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All animals attend except one. Which animal does not attend?
Answer: The elephant, since it's still in the fridge.
(This question tests your memory)
Question 4: There is a river you must cross that is inhabited by crocodiles. How do you manage it?
Answer: You swim across because all of the crocodiles are at the conference! ;)
(This question tests whether your learn quickly from your mistakes)
FYI About this test: 90 of professionals who take this test miss all the questions, but many pre-schoolers got several of them correct. This conclusively disproves the theory that most professionals have the brains of a four-year old. ;)
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