Takebuo Ishimatsu
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Joined 09-03-09, id: 2072341, Profile Updated: 10-19-12
Author has written 30 stories for Final Fantasy VII, Merlin, Ouran High School Host Club, Batman Begins/Dark Knight, Justice League, Batman, Teen Titans, and Young Justice.

Ok, my main writing focus has shifted to the DC Universe, with the Batfamily in particular. I still write some of FFVII & Merlin (BBC). They're just sparser at the moment.

Favorite pairings that you're likely to see in my fics: Rude/Reno, Rufus/Tseng, Arthur/Merlin, Batman/Superman, Nightwing/Flash (Wally), & Superboy/Red Robin. However, those are hardly definites for my stories.

To find my fics elsewhere, I also post on my LJ, and I'm planning on adding a few pieces to World's Finest. (I do so love that archive. Go check them out!) Other than those two, the main place to find all of my fics (both NC-17 & FF.net allowed) is my Archive of Our Own space, which will soon have everything.

I don't like to spread my stuff all over the internet, so if you see my fics anywhere but those three places and here, please let me know since it may not have been me.

"A Matter Of" Series Order (Subject to change depending on fic's place in the timeline)
1) Opinion: pre-admitted friendship; Uther's POV
2) Perfection: pre-admitted friendship; Arthur's POV
3) *Patience: pre-admitted friendship to definite Merthur (goes throughout series); Arthur's POV

Third in my Ouran series is posted at my AO3 here. It is NC-17!!!!

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Utopia by Takma'rierah reviews
Five years after X-Men: First Class. Erik managed to take over the world and kill off most of humanity, but mutant utopia has yet to materialize. Charles is his reluctant companion. Eventual Erik/Charles, dubcon. Dark!
X-Men: The Movie - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 152,003 - Reviews: 604 - Favs: 484 - Follows: 575 - Updated: 4/12/2012 - Published: 6/14/2011 - Erik L./Magneto, Charles Xavier/Professor X
Muddling through Grey by Kizmet reviews
With school really kicking in for the rest of YJ Superboy is left feeling alone and increasingly isolated. After a mission gone wrong, feeling worthless he runs off and ends up being taken in by Flash's Rogues.
Young Justice - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 20 - Words: 69,514 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 308 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 6/28/2011 - Published: 5/20/2011 - Conner K./Superboy - Complete
Better by DarkPhoenixIncarnate reviews
Batman/Flash "Now I understand. You play the fool to hide a warriors pain." Orion to Flash. Set a few weeks after the episode 'Flash and Substance'
Justice League - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,031 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 259 - Follows: 25 - Published: 1/9/2011 - Bruce W./Batman, Wally W./Flash - Complete
Break in Protocol by inditer reviews
Reno's new but can he fit in? AU as always. Please note the rating is M. Yes, this is M/M. Thank you lovely reviewers, maybe I'll try something with a plot next :p
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,514 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 9/29/2010 - Published: 8/24/2010 - Reno, Rufus - Complete
The Fifth Act by Sinnatious reviews
Cloud has an accident with a Time materia. There are people to save, and for that, some people need to die.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 38 - Words: 169,887 - Reviews: 2544 - Favs: 3,997 - Follows: 1,094 - Updated: 9/15/2010 - Published: 5/7/2010 - Cloud S., Sephiroth - Complete
Arthur's Silent Guardian by Sydelle Rein reviews
A powerful sorcerer named Emrys resides in Camelot, a silent guardian to Prince Arthur. But why would any sorcerer protect a Pendragon? Candun intends to find out, even if it means kidnapping the prince of Camelot as bait. No Slash! Sequel now posted!
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,196 - Reviews: 263 - Favs: 1,282 - Follows: 235 - Updated: 1/31/2010 - Published: 1/26/2010 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Idiocy Revealed by Sydelle Rein reviews
Sequel to "Idiocy," though not necessary to read it first. In which Arthur realizes that maybe he's an idiot after all. No slash
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,046 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 378 - Follows: 48 - Published: 1/23/2010 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Not Wrath Of Gods by Amarissia reviews
As student and teacher, and maybe more, Angeal Hewley and Zack Fair struggle against the many obstacles that threaten to tear them apart.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: M - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 42 - Words: 212,001 - Reviews: 1191 - Favs: 325 - Follows: 136 - Updated: 1/2/2010 - Published: 5/4/2009 - Zack F., Angeal H. - Complete
The Pursuit of Loveless by Cryptic Alternatives reviews
Dignity, honor, loyalty...all qualities of the perfect SOLDIER, just not when there are thieving cadets about. Watch out for that next step, it's a real doozy.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,646 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 138 - Follows: 15 - Published: 12/7/2009 - Cloud S., Genesis R. - Complete
A Little Bit Magic by KnightGuardian reviews
Wild and heady and dangerous with an aftertaste of honey…that was magic as Arthur would know it.
Merlin - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,348 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 152 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 11/10/2009 - Published: 10/31/2009 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Lullaby by Deception inc reviews
Tseng was fast asleep, which was good. Reno sang softly to the silence. "Of all the places for you to take a nap in, boss," he muttered. : Oneshot.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 785 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Published: 10/25/2009 - Reno, Tseng - Complete
The Knights Have a Thousand Eyes by Stakeaclaim reviews
In which Arthur is out of sorts. His manservant leaves a lot to be desired, Morgana is scary, Merlin's 'luck' is becoming too noticeable, his knights need to learn some lessons, and they're beginning to act very strangely. Arthur blames Merlin. COMPLETE
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 73,565 - Reviews: 519 - Favs: 1,584 - Follows: 324 - Updated: 10/20/2009 - Published: 6/7/2009 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
A Waste of Time by Etrixan reviews
Challenge Oneshot: After Sephiroth’s first battle he is embarrassed by his reaction. Angeal and Genesis are willing to help, and not just with his after-battle jitters. ANGEAL/GENESIS/SEPHIROTH
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,828 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 12 - Published: 12/29/2008 - Sephiroth, Genesis R. - Complete
Ears in the Walls by Mana-Garmr reviews
Short little story that I just yanked over from The Reaper. Slight language, some immaturity, not much else. Rated T for that little bit of language I guess...
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,458 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/1/2008 - Reno, Rude - Complete
Mentoring by Valiance reviews
When Angeal's asked to mentor another SOLDIER, he can't resist choosing the most difficult student possible.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,848 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/31/2008 - Angeal H., Zack F. - Complete
Bodies in the Sun by Black Nation reviews
Being a Turk is easy. Explaining why you’re sleeping with your partner is hard. Reno/Rude
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,126 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 10 - Published: 6/24/2008 - Reno, Rude - Complete
One Stroke by Bjanik reviews
Summary: Sometimes acting on that homicidal tendency is the right thing to do. Precrazy Sephiroth.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 44 - Words: 94,410 - Reviews: 400 - Favs: 183 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 9/18/2007 - Published: 7/4/2007 - Sephiroth, Zack F. - Complete
Friend, Foe, or Fatuous by CornCob reviews
Insults are traded. Things happen and the Bosses are dragged in. There's no turning back now. Zack, Reno, Seph, Tseng, and Vincent. PreNibelhiem
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 39,997 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 8/19/2007 - Published: 5/3/2007 - Zack F., Reno - Complete
Furious Angels by grayout reviews
[Rude x Reno] [Rude—centric] And if you go, furious angels will bring you back to me...
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 7,268 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/23/2005 - Published: 2/20/2005 - Complete
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To Flourish reviews
Tamaki's an idiot, but Kaoru seems to like him anyway. Hikaru, not so much. Tamaki/Kaoru with non-incest jealous!Hikaru. Written for arizonaicerose for Help Pakistan. 2nd in a 3-part series.
Ouran High School Host Club - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,456 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 10/19/2012 - Published: 10/8/2010 - Tamaki S., Kaoru H. - Complete
17 Times Superman Asked Batman Out reviews
...And one time Batman said maybe. Written for Help Japan for ilovetobefree. This website has issues with my strikethroughs and tabs - please see my AO3 archive for a better formatted version of this story. (Work #978878)
Justice League - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,956 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 19 - Published: 2/19/2012 - Bruce W./Batman, Clark K./Kal-El/Superman - Complete
Proof in the Parenting reviews
The League is amused to realize that little Dick Grayson isn't the only one learning things from his new family. For yj anon meme.
Young Justice - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,971 - Reviews: 171 - Favs: 1,461 - Follows: 171 - Published: 4/1/2011 - Bruce W./Batman, Richard G./Nightwing - Complete
Those Legs! That Butt! reviews
So, Wally's a runner, right? So, he's gotta have fantastic legs and a butt that just *is*, right? Well, someone's gotta notice sooner or later. Wally was hoping for later. Written for a prompt in yj anon meme. No pairings.
Young Justice - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,086 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 17 - Published: 3/18/2011 - Wally W./Kid Flash - Complete
We Meet Again reviews
Young Justice is accidentally transported to another dimension in which their mentors have no idea who they are. Things get complicated. Fast. YJ cartoon crossover into a world similar to JL cartoon.
Crossover - Justice League & Young Justice - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 22,067 - Reviews: 548 - Favs: 1,084 - Follows: 1,228 - Updated: 3/18/2011 - Published: 1/21/2011 - Bruce W./Batman, Richard G./Nightwing
5 Times Batman Proved an Unexpectedly Good Mentor reviews
Title says it all. Different POVs. Written for a prompt in yj anon meme.
Young Justice - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,115 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 670 - Follows: 95 - Published: 2/25/2011 - Bruce W./Batman, Richard G./Nightwing - Complete
The First Step Towards Responsibility reviews
When Superman hears of Superboy's injuries for the first time, he decides it's time for him to stop ignoring the problem. *Inspired* by a prompt in yj anon meme.
Young Justice - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,622 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 324 - Follows: 36 - Published: 1/28/2011 - Clark K./Superman, Conner K./Superboy - Complete
Just Another Day on the Job reviews
Wally's not having a good day. First he & his teammates get captured, then the bad guy tells him he has a thing for redheads, and then he whips out a gun. Great. Non-graphic noncon. Written for a prompt in yj anon meme.
Young Justice - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,483 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 219 - Follows: 33 - Published: 1/28/2011 - Wally W./Kid Flash - Complete
Five Ways Superboy Is Like Superman reviews
What it says on the tin, boys and girls. All from Batman's POV. Written for a prompt in yj anon meme. Light Batman/Superman.
Young Justice - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,058 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 160 - Follows: 27 - Published: 1/28/2011 - Bruce W./Batman, Conner K./Superboy - Complete
Bridal Style reviews
Robin's not too happy with how everyone's been carrying him around. Really, does he *look* like a damsel in distress? Written for a prompt in yj anon meme. Wally/Dick slash.
Young Justice - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,993 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 461 - Follows: 55 - Published: 1/28/2011 - Richard G./Nightwing, Wally W./Kid Flash - Complete
Welcome to the Family, Or Not reviews
Flash and Batman come upon their charges' secret relationship in a very bad way. Batman is not happy. Written for a prompt in yj anon meme. WallyxDick.
Young Justice - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,889 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 273 - Follows: 32 - Published: 1/21/2011 - Wally W./Kid Flash, Richard G./Nightwing - Complete
Clones Do Not Have Bellybuttons reviews
Superboy finds that he is missing something. Written for a prompt in yj anon meme. No solid pairings.
Young Justice - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,787 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 12 - Published: 1/21/2011 - Conner K./Superboy - Complete
A Warning to Knock reviews
Aqualad decides it's about time to tell their teammates about their relationship. Their reactions aren't quite what he was expecting. Written for a prompt in yj anon meme. AqualadxSuperboy.
Young Justice - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,735 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 8 - Published: 1/21/2011 - Kaldur/Aqualad, Conner K./Superboy - Complete
You've Got to Be Kidding Me reviews
"There once was a girl named Marrisha Leonada Takebuo Sparkly-Power Dancer the Second. She was beautiful and fell in love with a boy named-" "Wait a second, her name was *what*?"
Young Justice - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,459 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/14/2011 - Wally W./Kid Flash, Richard G./Nightwing - Complete
The Truth About Alfred reviews
The man's really an angel in disguise. Or some sort of god. Or both. In other words, the tale of how Wally totally failed at getting Bruce's permission to date Dick. Sequel to Batsnipers, Power Grids, and Kryptonite Machetes. Side of Conner/Tim.
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,053 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 10 - Published: 1/14/2011 - Dick G./Robin I/Nightwing, Wally W./Kid Flash I - Complete
Batsnipers, Power Grids, and Kryptonite Machetes reviews
He'd heard the horror stories: the guys who'd met the shotgun before they'd met the father, dates that'd been interrupted by random police stops, even being challenged to a karate match first. Connor only wished he had it that easy. ConxTim, more.
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,855 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 11 - Published: 1/14/2011 - Connor K./Superboy, Tim D./Robin III/Red Robin - Complete
Sometimes He Might reviews
Gordon doesn't know what Batman does during the day. Doesn't know where he lives or what kind of car he drives. Doesn't know if he has a family or a house full of cats. Gordon doesn't know who Batman is. Except when he's making excuses to himself.
Batman - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,673 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 8 - Published: 1/14/2011 - James G., Bruce W./Batman - Complete
The Joys of Technology reviews
Flash loves technology. Batman uses technology. Superman is stuck somewhere in between. Bat/Sup. Slash.
Justice League - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,545 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 18 - Published: 12/10/2010 - Bruce W./Batman, Clark K./Kal-El/Superman - Complete
Meeting Allies reviews
The Justice League share some time with Commissioner Gordon after Batman is injured. No pairings.
Justice League - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,897 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 326 - Follows: 39 - Published: 12/10/2010 - Bruce W./Batman, Clark K./Kal-El/Superman - Complete
The Moments In Between reviews
A series of not-so-small drabbles chronicling the moments in between the scenes in BB & TDK. Gordon-centric & mainly his perspective. Will have roughly 25 total. No pairings.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,791 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 12/3/2010 - Published: 11/11/2010 - J. Gordon
Remorse Opens the Door reviews
Post Tower of Babel & Pre-Divided We Fall. Spoilers for both. What if Oracle had managed to capture Batman on tape discussing the events in ToB? Not with her, but with Commissioner Gordon?
Justice League - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,021 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 12 - Published: 12/3/2010 - Bruce W./Batman, Clark K./Kal-El/Superman - Complete
To Foster reviews
In a fit of boredom, Kaoru decides to hang out with Tamaki for a little bit while his brother is with Haruhi. And then things progress into something he'd never have imagined. Pre-yaoi. Written for arizonaicerose for Help Pakistan. 1st in a 3-part series
Ouran High School Host Club - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,812 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 9 - Published: 9/30/2010 - Kaoru H., Tamaki S. - Complete
Dark Blue Suit reviews
He hoped they buried him in it. Implied Reno/Rude & Rufus/Tseng. DEATHFIC.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,689 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Published: 8/27/2010 - Reno - Complete
Clash of Dreams reviews
Cloud, Reno and company, have the "good" fortune to accidentally time travel back to before it all began. While waiting for a way home, they decide to change things for the better. Too bad none of them can agree on what "better" is. Yaoi, Reno/Rude, more
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,459 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 8/20/2010 - Published: 7/22/2010 - Cloud S., Reno
A Matter of Patience reviews
Someone else is waiting for the day he can reveal his magic. Unfortunately, Arthur enjoys Merlin's attempts at lying too much to tell him so. Goes from pre-friendship all the way to definite Merthur. 3rd in series but can stand alone. Arthur's POV.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,679 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 106 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 7/29/2010 - Published: 6/24/2010 - Arthur, Merlin
Caught reviews
Poor Cadet Cloud is caught using the First Class shower room, something which is definitely Zack's fault. From there, things just get worse…or better? Shounen-ai, SxC CLEPH , AxZ ZANGEAL , GxR.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,411 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 14 - Published: 6/11/2010 - Cloud S., Sephiroth - Complete
A Matter of Perfection reviews
While Merlin is away for a few days, Arthur realizes that no other will do. After all, it was a matter of perfection. Possible Merthur, though nothing definite. Second in series, but can stand alone.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,717 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 13 - Published: 5/24/2010 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
A Matter of Opinion reviews
The Arthur-Merlin relationship through Uther's eyes. It was all a matter of opinion. Possible Merthur, if you'd like, nothing specific. First in the series.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,624 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 132 - Follows: 17 - Published: 5/21/2010 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
The Camel and The Straw reviews
Rufus finally pushes Reno too hard, ordering him to do the one thing he’d never do. Now the redhead’s gone AWAL with the help of AVALANCHE & it’s up to the blond to get him back in one piece. Rufus/Reno, Valenwind, etc.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 21,438 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 4/20/2010 - Published: 1/6/2010 - Reno, Rufus
A Turk Thing reviews
Tseng has made a mistake in regards to Vincent Valentine, realizing too late that the man’s moral compass points even farther south than his own. Prequel to a fic not yet written. Noncon! Not Graphic. Vincent/Tseng, Implied Reeve/Tseng & Reeve/Vincent.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,733 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/16/2010 - Vincent V., Tseng - Complete
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