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Joined 12-23-09, id: 2188907, Profile Updated: 04-26-15
Author has written 27 stories for Inuyasha, xxxHOLiC, Cowboy Bebop, Death Note, Harry Potter, Sengoku Basara/戦国BASARA, Spirited Away, and Howl's Moving Castle.

UPDATE! Book three of my Eight Kingdoms series is now on early release at w/the-burning-season! If you've enjoyed my fanfiction, enjoy m/m romance, glorious smut, Arthurian settings or fae - hell, if you like any kind of fantasy, historical, or romance fiction, check it out! You can see excerpts, recent news, short fiction, and more at my website: !

I'm Lyra. Usually in the dark; light burns me. Therefore: I am me, and hello. My fiction says most of want I want to say; I used to have summaries up here about most stuff but I just have so many pieces now and so many sites to post them on that it's too much too keep up with! This site is where I keep most of my fanfiction, just to keep track of it all in one place; however, not all of it is here.

Archive of Our Own, or Ao3, is still in Beta but quite delicious and has a format I approve of greatly; if I wasn't so lazy I'd probably have moved all my work to there by now. A revised, improved, and remastered version of my Harry Potter fandom piece "In Search of Wonderland" is posted there, as is one smutty little gem of a PWP for the Noblesse (a free Korean webcomic) fandom, "Experiments". Both of those are completed.

Here is a link to my Ao3 Profile: http:///users/LyraInTheDark/pseuds/LyraInTheDark

Dokuga, an Inuyasha fandom site specifically for the Sesshomaru/Higurashi Kagome pairing, is where I post all of my Sesshomaru/Kagome pairing fiction. This includes everything currently posted on this site that includes that pairing, as well as several other drabble collections, one shots, and fictions that I have not posted anywhere but at Dokuga; these include but are not limited to "Apotheosis", a gift fic for AzukaAhara"The Powers That Be", a comedic depravity of PWP and humor, "Kinbaku-bi", "A Tanabata Tale", "Sleeping Beauty and "The Wayfarer and The Way".

Here is a link to Dokuga, where my fiction can be found by typing "Lyra" in the fiction search bar: http:///

Finally, my original fiction is currently available at my tumblr blog, The Argument For Insomnia, reachable here: http:/// Currently it contains a weekly excerpt of smut (oh joy) a daily update to a piece of serial original fiction, "Sleeper" available only there, as well as quotes, writing prompts, and self-captioned images.

UPDATE 7/8/13: Daily update of Quod Si Amor Vincit Omnia continue, despite challenges; we're on 33 today, my dears! I am currently back to putting everything else on a mini-hiatus (probably only a week or two) because I'm working on editing a manuscript to fit editor response; one step closer to being published, woo! Please excuse the delay for that reason; if I can finally start getting my original fiction published, I will in the end have more time to work on these fics as well, so my benefit is your benefit too!

UPDATE 7/20/13: Mini-hiatus, over! Updates resuming; new Bridge of Dreams, Alpha and possibly Bloodlust chapters too. For those who prefer reading there, Quod Si Amor Vincit Omnia is currently updated to include all the most recent chapters at Ao3, Archive Of Our Own; see above for a link!

UPDATE 8/26/13: New updates! Quod Si Amor Vincit Omnia, Alpha, and Bloodlust have all been recently updated; Alpha a day or two ago, Bloodlust today, and Quod Si is back on its regularly scheduled updates - one per day! Harry Potter and the Bridge of Dreams and War Without End should both be receiving updates sometime this week, if all goes as planned!

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Ablution by velvet-sometimes reviews
Some memories never leave us behind, and the bonds forged between a child and a River God retain remembered strength in paint and dreams. Hope rides the thin edge of a weathered sea shell and the cleansing sting of the ocean spray... A Drabble series
Spirited Away - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 116 - Words: 36,015 - Reviews: 797 - Favs: 404 - Follows: 187 - Updated: 3/5/2013 - Published: 2/21/2012 - Chihiro O., Kohaku N. - Complete
Beloved by naqaashi reviews
One hundred ways to love each other - 100 prompts, 100 premises, 100 stories about Date Masamune, Sanada Yukimura, and the love they share. This fic is meant to be read alongside lyrainthedark's story "Loved."
Sengoku Basara/戦国BASARA - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,469 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 1/18/2013 - Published: 4/1/2012 - D. Masamune, S. Yukimura
Soul by Naminette reviews
Au bord des ténèbres, deux âmes se tenaient se cherchant comme elles l'avaient fait depuis l'aube des temps –deux guerriers, amoureux. Une saga de drabble passant a travers le temps et les sentiments humains.
Sengoku Basara/戦国BASARA - Rated: M - French - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 20,813 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/6/2012 - Published: 5/28/2012 - D. Masamune, S. Yukimura - Complete
When the Rose Fades by naqaashi reviews
Date Masamune's world was one of violence, bloodshed and conquest, and a woman who could not appreciate the sparse existence of a warrior had no place in it. But then he was roped into taking precisely such a woman as his wife. Masamune/OC, non-slash.
Sengoku Basara/戦国BASARA - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 8,711 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 5/28/2012 - Published: 3/18/2012 - D. Masamune
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Quod Si Amor Vincit Omnia reviews
If love is to conquer all, it must first have its chance. Let everything begin again; let everything be new. Let one change unleash an avalanche of impossibilities. Some will be broken. Some will be forsaken. Two will win the greatest prize of all... Kouga/Kagome pairing. Updated Daily Once Again! Written for Velvet Sometimes
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 81 - Words: 116,380 - Reviews: 475 - Favs: 261 - Follows: 310 - Updated: 11/27/2021 - Published: 6/7/2013 - Kagome H., Kōga
Alpha reviews
Kagome mates Inuyasha...but Inuyasha was reluctant. Why? Pack politics...and his brother, who is Alpha. What this means may take all Kagome's vaunted purity and power to survive - and all Sesshomaru's patience. If they can come togetether, the world will forever be changed... Finally Complete!
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 394 - Words: 265,447 - Reviews: 806 - Favs: 611 - Follows: 609 - Updated: 7/8/2019 - Published: 6/28/2011 - Kagome H., Sesshōmaru - Complete
Sunburnt reviews
The sequel to Falling Star. Everything that leaves returned later, only its form changed...and what is form, compared to essence? But those who come too close to a falling star are destined to be burned, one way or another.
Howl's Moving Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 470 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 17 - Published: 12/21/2014
Falling Star reviews
Out of the dark of the night, seeking the core of the light...the most precious heart, the most beautiful gift. Dark AU.
Howl's Moving Castle - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 2,609 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 10/6/2014 - Published: 9/21/2014 - Howl, Sophie H. - Complete
Dragon Boy reviews
He knows her from the past that is vanished forever. She knows nothing but what he tells her...rumor, bargains, and lies. Hour by hour, the dragon boy becomes the true dragon. Dark AU. Canon divergent. Rated M for dark themes.
Spirited Away - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,787 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/14/2014 - Chihiro O., Kohaku N. - Complete
Bloodlust reviews
The quest is finally over, the jewel is finally complete. But Inuyasha wants what he can't have; Kagome leaves to escape his betrayal, and runs into Sesshomaru. Who knew that not being afraid could be more dangerous than the one you are supposed to fear?
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 224,924 - Reviews: 475 - Favs: 711 - Follows: 653 - Updated: 8/26/2013 - Published: 12/29/2009 - Kagome H., Sesshōmaru
Harry Potter and the Bridge of Dreams reviews
A beginning is a delicate time, but Harry Potter is not destined for delicacy. Growing up leads him to Hogwarts - and his first year at Hogwarts shows him secrets great and small - secrets that might change the Wizarding World forever.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 69,219 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 119 - Updated: 6/19/2013 - Published: 11/20/2011 - Harry P.
Mitsubachi reviews
Mitsubachi...the Honeybee, the sweetest killer in Nihon, famous for her deadly successes. When the Emperor contracts her to seduce and slay his most cunning rival, can she once again defeat the odds and claim a victory? Or does victory on her terms mean something else entirely? Summer Smut Madness Tournament Round 2 Entry!
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,331 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 12 - Published: 6/17/2013 - Kagome H., Kōga - Complete
In Search Of Wonderland reviews
A decade has passed since the end of Voldemort's second war, when Draco Malfoy finds himself with a peculiar problem. A furry problem. A problem with fangs and fuzzy ears, a problem with a cottonpuff of a tail - but then he's always had a knack for getting himself into trouble, and this time Luna Lovegood knows the way out. A bit of comedy, a bit of drama, a bit of romance...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 5,686 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/26/2013 - Draco M., Luna L. - Complete
Loved reviews
One hundred ways to love each other - 100 prompts, 100 premises, 100 stories about Date Masamune, Sanada Yukimura, and the love they share. This fic is meant to be read alongside naqaashi's story "Beloved."
Sengoku Basara/戦国BASARA - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,784 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 1/18/2013 - Published: 4/1/2012 - D. Masamune, S. Yukimura
The Daedalus Design reviews
Sequel to The Icarus Factor. Three years later, Naraku and Kagome have taken steps toward bliss - but there is a price to be paid for returning to a future where the fires of industry burn, returning with a great and growing power...and the shikon no tama, burning in her blood...and the past, and its sins, still heavy on his soul... NOW COMPLETE.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 100 - Words: 14,226 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 12/25/2012 - Published: 9/8/2012 - Kagome H., Naraku - Complete
Winds reviews
Given a chance he never thought to have, Miroku is torn between the fear of deception and the fear of death. Swirling around his decision, the lives of his friends, his enemies, cannot be unchanged. Full summary and pairings in profile.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 58,230 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/13/2012 - Published: 12/29/2009 - Miroku
The Icarus Factor reviews
Those who fly too close to the sun on fragile wings are doomed to fall; sometimes, Time is nothing more than a bright light. COMPLETE.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 51 - Words: 6,905 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 32 - Published: 8/27/2012 - Kagome H., Naraku - Complete
Symbiosis reviews
One tiny fragment of the shikon no tama - not even a shard, but enough to change the world. The past can mean nothing when the future is at stake; is love is a seed that will can plant, and nurture? What is the nature of evil? What lasts forever? Naraku is full of questions; Kagome is praying to be the answer - their reasons belong only to them. COMPLETE.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,674 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 144 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 8/22/2012 - Published: 8/18/2012 - Naraku, Kagome H. - Complete
Soul reviews
At the edge of the shadow, two souls stand reaching out as they have done since the beginning of time – warriors, in love. A saga of drabbles spanning the breadth of time and human feeling. NEW: French Translation in Progress, by Nami-la-folle. Nouveau: Traduction Francais En Cours, par Nami-la-folle. COMPLETE.
Sengoku Basara/戦国BASARA - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 18,638 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/28/2012 - Published: 3/22/2012 - D. Masamune, S. Yukimura - Complete
Through Waters And Stars reviews
Valentine's Exchange piece for Skyisthelimit on Dokuga: From the absolute edge of her ability to forgive, Kagome falls. From the border of worlds, Sesshomaru fights a battle for her lost soul - for her...for himself...and for the sake of the future.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,000 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 13 - Published: 2/16/2012 - Kagome H., Sesshōmaru - Complete
Sunlight and Shadow reviews
For Dokuga Contest's Seven Treasure's Challenge: Sesshomaru is the Pirate King, buried in boredom and wealth. On the prompting of a dream, he will journey across the sea - seeking a woman, who may be the rarest treasure of all.
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 3,134 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 15 - Published: 1/7/2012 - Kagome H., Sesshōmaru - Complete
Meditations On The Abyss reviews
One shot. Kagome's personal wonderland stands on the brink of destruction...and no one knows it. Does a certain Daiyoukai know a way to save their world? Fearless, Kagome will find out.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,661 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 14 - Published: 9/10/2011 - Kagome H., Sesshōmaru - Complete
Lady Almost Lost reviews
For the Second Annual Fanfiction Challenge over at Dokuga. Kagome discovers that victory is not always what it seems - and that peace does not always bring relief.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,751 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 27 - Published: 8/12/2011 - Kagome H., Sesshōmaru - Complete
Shatter reviews
A butterfly, her wings open, waits for darkness that began its work long ago. Is it the beginning? Is it the end? In Chapter 7: Pie, and a taste of the Past!
xxxHOLiC - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Tragedy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 26,114 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 5/31/2011 - Published: 12/26/2009 - K. Watanuki, Yuuko I.
Ukime No Sekisetsu reviews
One hundred years of pain, alone. One hundred years of penance; is it enough? The end is the beginning for both of them. Outlined in darkness, outlined in light, the lonely ones, bound by grief, come together. Now Complete! Duplicate Chapter Fixed!
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 52,814 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 177 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 11/10/2010 - Published: 12/26/2009 - Kagome H., Sesshōmaru - Complete
War Without End reviews
Erased from death, returned to his former existence, Light's life is once again in Ryuk's hands...but for how long? Is the world ready for the second coming of its new God? A bargain - a bet...and anything can happen.Rating may go up for later chapters.
Death Note - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 9 - Words: 29,933 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 11/10/2010 - Published: 1/11/2010 - Light Y.
Pushing The Sky reviews
Takes place after the end of the movie,but before the series is supposed to 'pick up' the story again with episode 24. In the aftermath of the nano-scare and its cleanup the Bebop crew is once again dragged into the action; death and destruction follow.
Cowboy Bebop - Rated: M - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,460 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/4/2010 - Published: 12/26/2009 - Spike S.
Insight reviews
A collection of vignettes and drabbles, each one from the perspective of a different character. An author's note will be posted at the beginning of each chapter with details for the chapter.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 5,435 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/11/2010 - Published: 12/28/2009 - Complete
Last Chance reviews
Almost forty years after Sesshomaru first found her, Rin's remaining time is measured first in hours and then in minutes. Sesshomaru has finally found an enemy he cannot conquer; Time. Complete and utter tragic angst. Complete in Two Parts.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,948 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/27/2010 - Published: 1/28/2010 - Rin, Sesshōmaru - Complete
Once reviews
It was the only thing she had ever asked for, the only thing she would ever truly want. Rin and Sesshomaru, one shot.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,462 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/29/2009 - Rin, Sesshōmaru - Complete
Bloodlust: Purity reviews
After 20 years of relative calm, unfinished business rears its head with violent intentions, and Kagome and Sesshomaru must face a greater enemy than enemy who wields the power of heaven itself. ON HOLD; posting original bloodlust first!
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,576 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 12/27/2009 - Published: 12/26/2009 - Kagome H., Sesshōmaru