LJConnelly
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Joined 08-24-09, id: 2060808, Profile Updated: 08-14-16
Author has written 8 stories for Harry Potter, Castle, and X-Files.

Well, I've been gone for 4 years. Since 2012 I've gotten married (to the guy who was once 9 time zones away!) adopted several furry friends, and dedicated most of my writing focus to my original novels. Plus, you know, gotten a full-time job and had to start "adulting". Buuuuut, I've recently gotten hooked on The X-Files, which is is doing an excellent job of filling the void now that Castle is over. Time for some more fanfiction? I think yes.

I've also gotten a little braver, so I am going to publicly explain "THE TRAIN."

If you've read many of my stories, you've probably picked up on a theme. People are sick all the bloody time. Yep. I write about that all the time, and here's why.

When I was a little, I had an intense fear of other people vomiting. Like, hide under the table with my fingers in my ears rocking in the fetal position level fear. Yet, for reasons I still don't really understand, I also found myself fascinated by the same, at least in theory. Want to play house? One of us had better be sick. Someone threw up in the story my parents read me before bed? I'd squirm in embarrassment and hide under the blankets while they read aloud, but secretly take the book and read the scene over and over again later, maybe memorizing the page numbers.

When I got older and started writing, I found this to be the perfect outlet for my simultaneous fear/fascination. Unfortunately, I was still totally ashamed of it. How can someone be so terrified of something in real life, yet obsessed with it in fiction? I still don't really know. It's not like a horror-movie type thing where I like being scared. I'm definitely fascinated by The Dark, but no, I don't like being scared. I just like facing the things that otherwise scare me in a fictional setting.

My dad once suggested that this was because it was comforting to face my fears in an environment where I can control them. I think that's part of it. There's still something more, and I still don't know entirely what it is, but for better or worse I spend a great deal of time writing about situations that, were I to experience in real life, would be deeply unsettling. Yet, in the writing of The Dark, I find solace and release.

It's also a comfort to read similar stories others have written. It makes me feel a little less alone to know I'm not just a freak (or at least not the ONLY freak) that enjoys this theme.

Along the way, many have tried to reassure me that I'm not crazy. "Steven King ALWAYS writes about trains." Man, if I had a dollar for every time I'd heard that, I could probably quit my day job. I started jokingly referring to any of my sickfics as "trains" for the heck of it.

As I've grown up and made a point to accept myself - freaky sides and all - I've decided it's time to OWN The Train. Yes, it's a repetitive theme. Maybe I'm even a little crazy. So what? Aren't most of the great writers? Sure, I still get a little embarrassed sometimes, but I'm usually still proud of my work when all is said and done. So enough pretending I don't write these all the time, enough hiding in shame when admitting I do. If these stories aren't your cup of tea, no problem. But I've gotten enough positive responses from close friends and family that I might as well make the stories available, so...

All aboard The Train. Don't forget to pack some Dramamine.

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Dancing Through Thunderstorms by Mrs.GingerHinkley reviews
For Narcissa, life with Bellatrix was a whirlwind of emotions and adventures. Life with her sister was like dancing through thunderstorms. Scenes from every age in the lives of the Sisters Black.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 45 - Words: 117,265 - Reviews: 467 - Favs: 146 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 1/3/2012 - Published: 8/29/2009 - Narcissa M., Bellatrix L.
Of Finding Innocence by FanficwriterGHC reviews
When Kate Beckett went to get her book signed by Richard Castle, she never imagined that she'd end up meeting his daughter, much less offering to babysit for the afternoon. AU.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 330,428 - Reviews: 5395 - Favs: 3,254 - Follows: 1,601 - Updated: 11/12/2011 - Published: 7/13/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
The Amazing Adventures of Super Cop and Writer Boy by DeBo81 reviews
When the Castle's son wants a bedtime story, Kate tells him about some truly "super" heroes and their wild adventures. AU/Future. Fun one shot.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,822 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 9 - Published: 10/14/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Rise Above This by iHeartYou13 reviews
Kate goes to dinner with her dad only to be introduced to Morgan Cahill, Jim's 'friend' from AA meetings. Morgan needs a favour, so Jim asks Kate to look into Morgan's husband's murder from three years previous. Josh is absent and Castle makes a decision.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 49,769 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 8/10/2011 - Published: 3/5/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Around My Heart by Cora Clavia reviews
Castle and Beckett, a collection of oneshots and story arcs inspired by Carmina Burana.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 29,185 - Reviews: 690 - Favs: 445 - Follows: 316 - Updated: 8/3/2011 - Published: 4/11/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
LA Confessions by CastleAnonymous reviews
My take on a scene based on spoilers during the upcoming Castle ep To Love & Die in L.A.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,742 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 12 - Published: 4/19/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Touch by Trapped in a MatchBox reviews
Just one touch. That's all it takes. Post 3.06 - 3XK.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 34,040 - Reviews: 595 - Favs: 670 - Follows: 303 - Updated: 11/28/2010 - Published: 10/26/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
After Sucker Punch by nalimom reviews
Castle helps Beckett get through the events following Sucker Punch.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,899 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 20 - Published: 11/16/2010 - Kate B., Rick C.
Fidelitas Cognatus by freefallin13 reviews
...'Because sometimes, Bella, blood's thicker than cause.' Moments in time featuring three sisters from the Wizarding World's most prominent family. Snapshots of the past and present.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 14,511 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 10/15/2010 - Published: 8/24/2009 - Bellatrix L., Andromeda T.
The Three Deaths of the Theater Dandy by Mr. Chaos reviews
Sequel to "The Authors in the Crossover". When a retired actor dies, Martha Rodgers and Hank Booth drag their families into the mess, leading to nursing home politics, romance plotting, a book signing, and a hotel dance party. Part two of the ABCverse
Crossover - Bones & Castle - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 26,967 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 2/25/2010 - Published: 12/30/2009 - T. Brennan, Rick C. - Complete
The Twisted Diaries of an Azkaban Escapee by TheSolitaryNoodle reviews
Bellatrix Lestrange's diary, from her trial onwards. Very funny, I hope with lots of Random Twists... starring, of course, Bella, but you'll see some other familiar faces there to - Sirius, Fudge, Narcissa, Rodolphus, etc. Rated 'T' for language.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 43,598 - Reviews: 168 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 12/5/2009 - Published: 12/27/2007 - Bellatrix L., Sirius B.
A Very Malfoy Halloween by Twisted Biscuit reviews
Knowing that he has grown to dislike the Holiday in recent years, Narcissa takes her fouryearold son to try an ensure that Lucius has a happy Halloween. Little did she bargain on Snape, incompetent mothers and Draco’s insatiable curiosity.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,644 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/2/2006 - Narcissa M., Lucius M. - Complete
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Flora Andromeda reviews
Mulder and Scully travel to a remote island in the Mediterranean to investigate the mysterious disappearances of several young botanists. Mulder wishes for Scully's sea legs. Part case investigation, part sickfic. Spoilers: minimal - I've seen only the first two seasons. Rated T for scattered swearing. Otherwise pretty vanilla. More "dramedy" than drama. Feedback welcome.
X-Files - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,819 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/23/2016 - Published: 8/14/2016
I'm Not Scared reviews
I've read - and written - lots of stories about Castle taking care of Beckett, but not so many the other way around. I wanted to see how they would act with this role reversed, and this is what came out! Rated T for blood.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,526 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 146 - Updated: 1/5/2012 - Published: 8/23/2011 - Rick C., Kate B.
Mortar and Memory reviews
*MINOR SPOILERS* for Kill Shot - my imagination, before I saw the promo, of how Beckett's PTSD might manifest. Not based on any specific events for the episode, just what I imagine could happen. Rated T for violence, trauma, and mild profanity.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,951 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 11/17/2011 - Published: 11/11/2011 - Rick C., Kate B.
It's Just Food Poisoning reviews
Ever wonder just what Beckett was experiencing during Dirty Martini? Now's your chance to find out. Includes new scenes and a whole lot of vivid imagery - not for the faint of stomach! Rated T just to be safe. Please see author's notes!
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,122 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 11/11/2011 - Published: 11/10/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Dirty Martini reviews
Castle and Beckett have a twisted case to solve, but the investigation is put on hold when Beckett gets sick on the job. When they return, answers lead to more questions as they interview everyone from frat boys to computer programmers to drug addicts!
Castle - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,689 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 3/3/2011 - Published: 1/19/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Favorite Movies and Sweet Dreams reviews
After a high-stakes case and almost dying twice, even the toughest heros need some comfort. Set immediately after the end of Countdown. Rated T for use of alcohol.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,517 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 12 - Published: 3/3/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
The Dress reviews
The war has ended, and Narcissa can finally breathe and hold her family close, but she may yet never feel whole again. Oneshot. Read and review please, feedback is always helpful!
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 636 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 12/28/2009 - Narcissa M., Bellatrix L. - Complete
Bribery, Blackmail, and One Bad Chicken reviews
Oneshot. Lucius's slippery ways bite him in the back when some very unusual things start happening to his son after a fancy dinner. Unabashedly silly and a little over-the-top - meant for a good laugh! Family; no slash.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,669 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/26/2009 - Lucius M., Draco M. - Complete