Phoenike
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Joined 01-16-10, id: 2218474, Profile Updated: 03-17-13
Author has written 9 stories for Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Vampires, and Assassin's Creed.

Had a really rough year 2012 (breakup from 12 year relationship, losing my job, health stuff). Unfortunately, my most popular story Mage & Wolf ended up in hiatus largely because of this. I'm not sure I'm going to get back to it but, one never knows.


There was a time when I thought I'd always write. When I grew up, I was going to become a famous fantasy author. But it didn't happen, and these days I have a day job as a programmer and only write to amuse myself.

If you want to leave me critique, bear in mind that I try to keep the bar low with what I publish, rather than high. I've been blessed with a particularly diabolic infernal editor, and it's very therapeutic to find that people may like what I write, even if it's not perfect.

My first language is not English, so all my published and "serious" writing (such as it is) is in another language. I only write in English for fun (and it probably shows, but, what the hell..!)

Note 3/2013: writing again, but mostly on AO3. Working on a AC2 Leo/Ezio story now. If you want to check it out, please go to my profile: http://archiveofourown.org/users/phoenike

You can also find me at deviantArt (katjak) and Tumblr (http://phoenike.tumblr.com).

Here are some of my published stories in Finnish: http://melaja.fi/rhia/

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Towards Better Things by Zerbinetta reviews
The Hawke family leaves Ferelden before the Blight, believing Tevinter to be a better cover for three apostates. But nothing is surrendered easily in Minrathous, least of all tradition and vengeance. Based on a kinkmeme prompt, eventually Hawke/Fenris
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 64,845 - Reviews: 308 - Favs: 421 - Follows: 612 - Updated: 2/2 - Published: 4/1/2011 - Hawke (F), Fenris
Scene Unseen by Eilam Wordsmith reviews
What is happening backstage, offscreen, behind the main action of the story? These are the scenes that we know MUST have happened.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 12 - Words: 12,273 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 12/6/2014 - Published: 12/12/2009
Eternal Infinite Immortal by Suilven reviews
The woman I once was felt sadness, felt guilt, felt regret. I felt none of those things. Post-ME3 Control Ending.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,482 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 19 - Published: 8/19/2014 - Shepard (F) - Complete
A Star to Steer Her By by ShadesOfMauve reviews
Shepard isn't quite the stable commander Joker remembers, and he's surprised to be the one helping her pick up the pieces. Follows the events of ME2, focusing on non-game scenes. NEW chapter: Epilogue.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 41 - Words: 192,625 - Reviews: 416 - Favs: 546 - Follows: 430 - Updated: 1/4/2013 - Published: 4/6/2011 - Joker, Shepard (F) - Complete
Jazz Age by mongoose-bite reviews
Hawke and his family fled the war in Ferelden on a liner, dogged by Darkspawn U-Boats. Two years later the war is over and Hawke is a private detective in Kirkwall, a city awash with jazz, bootleg liquor and a lot of trouble. Roaring 20s AU.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 60 - Words: 158,986 - Reviews: 256 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 7/24/2012 - Published: 4/25/2011 - Hawke (M), Fenris - Complete
Memento Mori by Yseult Blanco reviews
Shepard returns from the abyss, but she's broken, and her old friend, Garrus, has spent the last two years in hell. But maybe they can repair the damage... together. Possible game spoilers. Still in progress, continues into ME3 and beyond. Yes, there are sexytimes. Sporadic updates, love-driven writing engine.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 19 - Words: 43,576 - Reviews: 215 - Favs: 390 - Follows: 387 - Updated: 6/27/2012 - Published: 3/10/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Talking Too Much by tarysande reviews
It was going to be a joke. At least, that's what she told herself as she opened her mouth and the words, "We could test your reach… and my flexibility," fell out.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,465 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 179 - Follows: 9 - Published: 4/26/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Veritas by TheProblematique reviews
Captain James T. Kirk and Lieutenant Commander Spock are hereby charged with negligence and wanton misconduct due to their emotional compromise with each other.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 186,080 - Reviews: 2959 - Favs: 2,246 - Follows: 1,024 - Updated: 1/21/2012 - Published: 7/23/2010 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
Three Nights in Kirkwall by Brynneth reviews
After defeating Nuncio with Hawke's assistance, Zevran spends three nights in Kirkwall with an unexpected companion.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,954 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 11/13/2011 - Published: 10/23/2011 - Fenris, Zevran A. - Complete
Earning Your Place by Raidho reviews
AU: Fenris never escaped Danarius, and Hawke left Kirkwall after Act 2, hoping to make a better life for himself and his family in Tevinter. As chance would have it, Hawke makes an enemy of a particular Magister...
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 33,711 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 10/3/2011 - Published: 7/17/2011 - Hawke (M), Fenris
What You Have Tamed by littleblackdog reviews
AU, pre-game, in which a young, wayward Sebastian avoids taking Chantry vows. Instead, his father hires a strict bodyguard to keep the youngest Vael from further tarnishing the family name. Sebastian/Fenris.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 26,585 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/2/2011 - Sebastian V., Fenris - Complete
Snare by littleblackdog reviews
AU. Hawke is not an adventurer, but rather Kirkwall's best assassin, working largely for House Tethras. Fenris is a potential client with an unusual request. Fenris/m!Hawke, slash, some violence. Part 1 of the "Snare" series.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 19,754 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 8 - Published: 8/5/2011 - Hawke (M), Fenris - Complete
Eating Crow by Ventisquear reviews
Ah, Zevran. Flirting with Hawke? And Isabela? And everyone else? What about the Warden, hm? Airam is really annoyed... oneshot
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,695 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/25/2011 - Zevran A., Hawke (M) - Complete
The Space Between by Fever Dream reviews
After their brief romance, Marian Hawke and Fenris try to salvage their friendship. Kirkwall is never kind, however, and the worst struggle is yet to come, as Hawke loses everything and becomes a slave to bitterness. Has magic truly spoiled everything?
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 65,883 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 210 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 5/4/2011 - Published: 3/31/2011 - Hawke (F), Fenris - Complete
That Feline Beat by littleblackdog reviews
Transformed by an unexpected spell, Fenris finds himself frighteningly helpless, unable to communicate the nature of his plight. Anders is just tickled pink to have a kitty again. Sort of Fenris/Anders, but not quite; possibly more angst than you expect
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,257 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 8 - Published: 4/25/2011 - Anders, Fenris - Complete
Veritas by Lywinis reviews
Sebastian is in the confessional, and gets Hawke who confesses having lustful thoughts about him. Sebastian/F!Hawke
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,618 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 12 - Published: 3/28/2011 - Hawke (F), Sebastian V. - Complete
The Blue Eyed Monster by Lywinis reviews
Sebastian can't control his jealousy when Hawke appears at the head of the stairs wearing something she shouldn't for a night of cards at the Hanged Man.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,112 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 173 - Follows: 16 - Published: 3/16/2011 - Hawke (F), Sebastian V. - Complete
Strangely Oriented Stars by littleblackdog reviews
He blamed Rinna for tearing open such a wound in him; these soft, delicate hands could never have twisted their way into his chest otherwise. This woman was a study in contradiction, and for the first time in his life, Zevran hesitated.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 54,823 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 235 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 3/15/2011 - Published: 2/16/2010 - Surana, Zevran A. - Complete
Stelle by littleblackdog reviews
"The universe changed around me while I slept, and I've fought hard to catch up." Walking into hell? Well, at least she knew who had her back. Garrus/Fem!Shep, mentions Kaidan/Fem!Shep. Rated for language, little bit of sexuality. ME2 Spoilers.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 20,921 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 209 - Follows: 120 - Updated: 12/20/2010 - Published: 2/16/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Trust Implicit by Aural Winter reviews
Two warriors with burdens insurmountable on their chests. Two warriors with nobody else to trust but each other. Femshep/Garrus. Complete.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 21,710 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 3/6/2010 - Published: 2/11/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
King by Jakia reviews
Alistair, Maric, and a meeting that wasn't. oneshot
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,713 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 42 - Published: 1/16/2010 - Alistair, Maric T. - Complete
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Fragile reviews
Commander Shepard solves problems. And what else is her one-sided infatuation for her turian squadmate than just another pesky problem?
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 34,326 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 8/21/2014 - Published: 7/22/2013 - [Shepard (F), Garrus V.] - Complete
Tools of the Trade reviews
Ezio stumbles on something unexpected. Pre-slash.
Assassin's Creed - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,888 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/23/2013 - [Ezio A., Leonardo da Vinci] - Complete
Two Friends One Spring Night In Beautiful Firenze reviews
Young Ezio wants to celebrate with his best friend. Leonardo, for reasons, isn't sure it's such a good idea... A little companion piece to a longer Leo/Ezio story called "The Leonardo Effect" which I'm publishing over at AO3. If you want to read it, search for archiveofourown and phoenike.
Assassin's Creed - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,837 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/10/2013 - [Ezio A., Leonardo da Vinci] - Complete
The Mage and the Wolf reviews
"Thank you for saving my life, mage. But if you touch me again, I will probably have to kill you." Rivalry m!Hawke/Fenris with a twist. Hadriana, Isabela, later Zevran prominent. Some mild-ish noncon, dubcon.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 139,087 - Reviews: 237 - Favs: 190 - Follows: 226 - Updated: 2/14/2012 - Published: 4/21/2011 - [Hawke (M), Fenris]
Back Alley Blues reviews
Fenris hits his head - Anders helps. Things happen. A very silly and a bit angsty what-if story in my Mage & Wolf continuum, inspired by Fenders Friday in Tumblr.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,368 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/10/2011 - [Fenris, Anders] - Complete
Fortunes not according to the book reviews
"Duncan is dead. He is not a danger to you, my dear." She smiled bitterly. "So you say, Alistair. But dead men have a certain advantage. You cannot fight them. Therefore, they always win."
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,865 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 8/4/2011 - Published: 1/18/2010 - [Duncan, Alistair]
The Seduction of Young Aubrey reviews
Slashy retelling of a passage in The Vampyre, written by Lord Byron's personal physician, Mr. Polidori.
Vampires - Rated: M - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,283 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/27/2011 - Complete
Strange Bedfellows reviews
An alternate take on what happened between fem!Shep and Garrus before entering the Omega-4 relay. NuitNuit gave me the title, which is nice.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,193 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 239 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 3/5/2010 - Published: 2/21/2010 - [Shepard (F), Garrus V.] - Complete
The Taint in Her reviews
Maybe not your typical Cousland/Alistair fic... No happy ending here.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Angst/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,531 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/23/2010 - [Cousland, Alistair] - Complete