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Joined 03-14-09, id: 1866560, Profile Updated: 02-02-11
Author has written 15 stories for Bones, RENT, and Criminal Minds.

In Progress:

Truth Doesn't Make A Noise: A Bones fic, set slightly future...hypothetical season seven-ish. My first fic that sees Booth and Brennan in an established relationship. Deals with the theme of how much they love each other, and how far they'd go to protect each other. Angsty as always, very dark, intense stuff happening. Won't reveal plot details, but I'm very, very excited about it. Should be in sometime in mid January.

Basics: College student, film and English major. Reader, writer, obsessive fan.

Writing fan fiction has been an addiction of mine since I was in middle school writing really horrid Friends stories. I love playing around with my favorite characters and fandoms, and I love the feedback. Since those early efforts, I've written for about a dozen different fandoms, always shippy stuff that's typically more angst than fluff.

I love television and I watch way too much. Booth and Brennan are my ultimate favorite couple ever, and I adore writing them. Brennan, especialy, as she's my favorite character.

In My Bones Fanfics expect: Angst, angst, and more angst. I call my genre romangst, as I'm a big fan of using angst and suffering and emotional turmoil to get to the eventual happy ending. Lots of Booth and Brennan love. Usually a pretty strong Brennan and Angela friendship element, too. No quick fixes, ever.

Other Stuff

On my TV: Bones, Chuck, Parks and Recreation, Community, Grey's Anatomy, Modern Family, 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, The Office, Friends, Parenthood, Scrubs, Pushing Daisies, Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother

On my Ipod: Jack's Mannequin, The Fray, Something Corporate, Idina Menzel, Death Cab for Cutie, Snow Patrol, She and Him, Jimmy Eat World, Queen, REM, The Beatles, Bon Iver, Fun., Matt Nathanson, Joshua Radin, Damien Rice

On my (mental) Stage: Rent, Wicked, Spring Awakening, Next to Normal

On my DVD shelf: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Almost Famous, Garden State, Donnie Darko, Rushmore, Royal Tennenbaums, 500 Days of Summer, Fight Club

My Ships: Booth/Brennan, Angela/Hodgins, Ross/Rachel, Meredith/Derek, Callie/Arizona, Jeff/Annie, Leonard/Penny, Jim/Pam, Andy/April, JD/Elliot

I love talking about writing or TV/musicals/movies/music, so feel free to PM me if you have any questions, comments, or just want to mutually obsess.

Fics on here:

Bones:

The Beauty and the Tragedy is probably the triumph of my fic career, of any fandom. I'm still amazed by the response it got, and the fact that I still get reviews of people discovering it for the first time. It's been a year since I've started it, and I'm still proud of it, which is kind of a miracle in itself. Grief and loss are some of my favorite themes to write about, and I loved exploring that for this one. It's a sad, angsty journey, but I think it's worth it.

Shattered, my first Bones fic, suffered because of B&T...what was supposed to be a temporary hiatus turned permanant when B&T was taking all my muse's attention. I'm leaving it up, though, because I don't think it ends in a terrible place...just with a little less resolution than was originally planned.

How to Save a Life was my first oneshot in Bones, and I like it a lot...not Booth/Brennan, shockingly, but I think the plot (Sweets and Brennan meet in a foster home, implications after Mayhem) is original even if it is based on an impossible coincidence.

Christmas Magic, Right? is a series of oneshots, mostly unrelated, some angsty but mostly fluff (surprisingly) about, obviously, Christmas. Done in Dec. 2009

Every Time A Bell Rings: My Christmas offering for the year, as well as my attempt at a post-6x09 therapy. Brennan-centric...Bones meets It's A Wonderful Life. Basically, Brennan is spending Christmas alone, and beginning to feel like no one would be worse off if she didn't even exist. A man claiming to be her guardian angel claims to be able to prove otherwise, as he takes Brennan to observe her friends and family in a world where she never existed.

All That You Can't Leave Behind: Second big full length Bones fic, completed January 20111. A Bones season six fanfic in which, five months after their return, Booth and Brennan have drifted apart in a lot of ways: Booth is absorbed in his relationship, leaving Brennan lonely and distant. But everything changes Booth someone from Booth's past returns hoping to exact revenge...by kidnapping both Brennan and Hannah, and demanding Booth choose which one dies. The aftermath of the situation causes Booth to lose himself even further in a downward spiral of guilt and self-destruction. Much angst is had by all. Lots of love is shown. Loved writing this one, so floored by the response.

Rent

These Ties That Bind is my first Rent fic. It's a oneshot. Mark/Maureen, a pairing that always kind of intrigued me, probably because they are my two favorite characters. I tend to stick pretty canon with couples (roger/mimi, collins/angel), but, based on the musical, I never really saw Maureen and Joanne lasting...I mean, they broke up about five times in the space of a year. And I always wondered about Mark and Maureen, what they were like as a couple, what made them work and what brought them together in the first place. My point is, this story, while set post-Rent, explores their history, as well as the way they're brought back together.

Second Act: Pointless little Mark/Maureen Pre-Rent fluff. Birthdays, Broadway, and the origins of The Scarf.

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Iridescent by an-extraordinary-muse reviews
Season Six, my way. It's easy to see change in everyone but yourself. A story about how Booth and Brennan find their way back to each other.
Bones - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 60,225 - Reviews: 344 - Favs: 199 - Follows: 245 - Updated: 12/26/2010 - Published: 10/19/2010 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
What You Expect by ShaViva reviews
"I guess I'm the only one living the life I expected," Brennan said sadly. Episode Tag for 'The Couple in the Cave'. BEWARE, season 6 spoilers inside.
Bones - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,897 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/1/2010 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
Falling in Love with a Girl by sienna27 reviews
Universe A: Story 1 of 3 - My version of Hotch & Prentiss' lives in canon, starting with their 1st meeting when he worked for her mother, taking them through mid Season 4 where things go AU. Colleagues to friendship to romance. 2010 PROFILER'S CHOICE CM AWARDS: Best Characterization of Aaron Hotchner; Best Characterization of Emily Prentiss; Best Het Romance; Best Overall Fic (tie)
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 136 - Words: 534,728 - Reviews: 1371 - Favs: 287 - Follows: 159 - Updated: 6/7/2010 - Published: 2/18/2009 - A. Hotchner/Hotch, E. Prentiss - Complete
Of Mistletoe and Five Year Olds by Kavi Leighanna reviews
December Prompt Challenge - When Jack catches Penelope and Derek under the mistletoe, he has a simple question to ask Emily.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,968 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/16/2009 - A. Hotchner/Hotch, E. Prentiss - Complete
Intricacies Of Learning by bite-or-avoid reviews
He’s protecting them both from something. And in the process, he’s keeping them both from everything. B/B one-shot ***SPOILERS*** for 5x01 & 5x02
Bones - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,493 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/25/2009 - S. Booth, T. Brennan - Complete
Frozen In Just the Wrong Time by only-more-love reviews
Nobody said it was easy; no one ever said it would be this hard. Ficlet set not long after The End in the Beginning.
Bones - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 484 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/9/2009 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
Pie by lulu0814 reviews
Who is this woman who sits alone in the Royal Diner? How did she earn the scars that disfigure her face? And why does she always order pie without ever eating a bite? Oneshot with an epilogue.
Bones - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,609 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 194 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 8/13/2009 - Published: 4/10/2009 - T. Brennan - Complete
Keeping Secrets by Kavi Leighanna reviews
TV Prompt Challenge - The BAU team knows when it might be the best idea to keep a secret. H/P
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 11,426 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 6/22/2009 - Published: 4/23/2009 - A. Hotchner/Hotch, E. Prentiss - Complete
Tethered to Life by M. Rig reviews
...And maybe it was just the adrenalin, but she suddenly saw everything so clearly— either they would reach safety together, or they would fall together...
Bones - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,856 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 9 - Published: 6/15/2009 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
Reunion by SSJL reviews
An airport moment.
Bones - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 985 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/6/2009 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
Pushing Buttons by blc reviews
Angst-fic. Possible eventual B/B. Was an M-Rated Magpie's Nest, but by request, now a multi-chapter. Ch. 30 now up.
Bones - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 30 - Words: 78,423 - Reviews: 539 - Favs: 135 - Follows: 135 - Updated: 5/2/2009 - Published: 1/5/2009 - S. Booth, T. Brennan
The War in the Woods by bloodwrites reviews
Warning: Spoilers for Season 4. Sweets decides the team needs to re-bond, so he signs everyone up for an Outward Bound course. Booth without a gun, Cam without clean underthings, and Bones without... well, bones.
Bones - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 79,469 - Reviews: 428 - Favs: 565 - Follows: 181 - Updated: 2/9/2009 - Published: 12/25/2008 - Complete
Head or Heart by Max Novella reviews
What would Booth do if he had to choose between his partner and his son? How far would he go to save them? Complete. Please provide feedback to help with sequel!
Bones - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 31,675 - Reviews: 207 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 1/8/2009 - Published: 8/27/2008 - S. Booth, T. Brennan - Complete
Grave Decisions by weirdgirl42 reviews
The Gravedigger is back. He has Bones and Booth. Based loosely on some season 4 spoilers but not really. Also, Zach is still around. BB, HA
Bones - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,267 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 1/1/2009 - Published: 12/22/2008 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
The Jedi in Brennan's Head by bloodwrites reviews
A mad scientist obsessed with making Brennan his test subject kidnaps our favorite forensic anthropologist and invades her subconscious. Can Booth save her before it's too late? BB all the way, M for sexual situations in later chapters.
Bones - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Suspense - Chapters: 12 - Words: 39,751 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 148 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 12/22/2008 - Published: 12/11/2008 - Complete
Venturing Into The Unknown by Nothing But Bones reviews
All of Sweets' patients are forced to attend a team-building exercise, much to the distaste of our dynamic duo. Surrounded by partners who have a strained relationship, will Brennan and Booth finally realise how special their bond really is?
Bones - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 59,725 - Reviews: 772 - Favs: 560 - Follows: 553 - Updated: 12/10/2008 - Published: 11/12/2008 - T. Brennan, S. Booth
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Of Redeeming Grace reviews
Christmas fic, season seven. "Booth make sure this Christmas was a great one. A Christmas that would make Brennan love it again. He owed her that much." Angst and romance and Christmas.
Bones - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,185 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 135 - Updated: 12/29/2011 - Published: 12/18/2011 - T. Brennan, S. Booth
Truth Doesn't Make A Noise reviews
Finally together, Booth and Brennan are happier than they've ever been. When unforeseen events force them to prove just how far they will go to protect each other, the results could be the one thing that tears them apart.
Bones - Rated: M - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 11 - Words: 88,464 - Reviews: 418 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 313 - Updated: 11/20/2011 - Published: 1/25/2011 - T. Brennan, S. Booth
Poison and Wine reviews
Fulfilling the prompt: Booth has nightmares, Brennan comforts him. Set between season 6 and 7.
Bones - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,062 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 9 - Published: 11/13/2011 - S. Booth, T. Brennan - Complete
Walking By reviews
The girl turned on her heel, not sparing Booth another glance as she added, "For future reference, a philistine isn't a religious affiliation." A 3 shot experiment in AU. Inquire within.
Bones - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 28,523 - Reviews: 209 - Favs: 217 - Follows: 160 - Updated: 10/29/2011 - Published: 7/28/2011 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
The Fear reviews
"The world without Booth had been painful and unfamiliar and terrifying. Now, her biggest fear was returning to it." Oneshot request, drabbly.
Bones - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,744 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/8/2011 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
In the Face of a Mother reviews
Brennan's taken care to make sure her daughter's life is untouched by the darkness that plagued her own childhood. But as she grows up, parallel moments occur, memories resurface, and questions are asked. Birthday gift oneshot for my fabulous beta.
Bones - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,603 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/10/2011 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
Hear You Me reviews
My obligatory take on the immediate aftermath of "Lauren". Includes everyone, but a heavy Reid focus. "The last conversation they will ever have was about surveillance footage, and he will never be able to change that."
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,295 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 3/23/2011 - Published: 3/18/2011 - S. Reid
All That You Can't Leave Behind reviews
Later in season six. Booth must finally choose between Hannah and Brennan...but it's not the kind of choice you think. When a bitter man from his past returns, seeking revenge, life can turn tragic very fast. Booth/Brennan
Bones - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 91,280 - Reviews: 1139 - Favs: 587 - Follows: 525 - Updated: 1/13/2011 - Published: 10/4/2010 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
Every Time A Bell Rings reviews
A Christmas story. It's A Wonderful Life meets a post 6x09 Bones world. "He smiled at Brennan and continued, "You think it wouldn't matter to anyone if you didn't exist…that their lives would be no different. So we're going to see if you're correct."
Bones - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,487 - Reviews: 290 - Favs: 185 - Follows: 166 - Updated: 12/24/2010 - Published: 12/19/2010 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
Second Act reviews
Pre-RENT. Random Mark/Maureen birthday cuteness, with some Roger snark thrown in there. Mark and Maureen spend their first birthdays since knowing each other.
RENT - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,689 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/23/2010 - Mark C., Maureen J. - Complete
These Ties that Bind reviews
He missed Roger. He missed April and Angel and Mimi and Collins. And he missed Maureen, even though she was right beside him." Mark misses the before. Post-RENT. Mark/Maureen, general Mark!Angst, some MoJo. Read and review! One-shot.
RENT - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,365 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Published: 3/21/2010 - Mark C., Maureen J. - Complete
Christmas Magic, Right? reviews
Series of Christmas oneshots. Updated regularly between now and Christmas. All genres and time periods. Mostly Booth/Bren, but other characters and friendships will appear. Requests taken! Enjoy and review!
Bones - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 27,932 - Reviews: 191 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 12/23/2009 - Published: 11/27/2009 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
The Beauty and the Tragedy reviews
Brennan surrounded herself with memories of Booth, determined not to lose him completely. In the mean time, she was losing herself" Booth's fake death continues on for over a month, and Brennan begins to unravel. Strong BB, also with BA friendship
Bones - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 121,047 - Reviews: 1121 - Favs: 828 - Follows: 323 - Updated: 11/7/2009 - Published: 7/16/2009 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
How to Save A Life reviews
Lance Sweets had never been a foster child. He had never been whipped, or punched, or thrown against a wall. And Lance Sweets had never met Temperance Brennan until her first therapy session. But Lance Bennett was another story. Mayhem/past oneshot.
Bones - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,798 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 306 - Follows: 32 - Published: 10/6/2009 - L. Sweets, T. Brennan - Complete
Shattered reviews
It is only one mistake, one moment. One moment that threatens everything. One moment that changes them. One moment he can’t take back. A Booth/Brennan story. Booth POV.
Bones - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 35,203 - Reviews: 258 - Favs: 175 - Follows: 244 - Updated: 4/18/2009 - Published: 3/17/2009 - S. Booth, T. Brennan