Two Ladies of Quality
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Joined 06-03-02, id: 223875, Profile Updated: 01-20-08
Author has written 59 stories for Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Equalizer, Stargate: Atlantis, Avengers, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

My name is Connie, and I'm in my 40s, and I've been writing fanfic since Star Wars came around the last time. No, you can't read those stories.

I'm also known as riani1 on LiveJournal, but my primary fic identity is as Two Ladies of Quality, sometimes called TLoQ. I have my own acronym, I'm so proud.

So, slash. I like slash. I love well-written slash. Spike's Bitches of the Buffistas have corrupted me forever. So I play with different combinations of people in as interesting situations as I can imagine. I try not to pull punches, so if a story is going into an explicit or painful direction, I let it go. I like Spike. I like Giles. Wesley is coming on strong in the drool-worthy sweepstakes. Xander is a hottie and doesn't get to have near enough fun.

I've been mulling Harry/Draco fic, but I'm resisting. I swear that Career Advancement and Afterwards will be completed, barring any catastropic illnesses or worse.

I read lots of Harry/Draco fic, and House/Wilson has its appeal, though I don't intend to abandon my Spike/Xander affections.

I have no real philosophical underpinnings to my fic--except that hot guys having fun together is nifty. Some things do squick me, like supposed good guys enjoying hurting people etc., but that's about it. Decent writing can convince me to read nearly anything.

just put up a forum, because it's something to play with.

In a fit of daring, I'm putting up my Equalizer fiction, so I hope those who know me for my Buffy fic aren't too disappointed to see new things but in a different world.

Just good business by Peladon reviews
In the weeks after the battle Elizabeth learns the truth about Beckett
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,842 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/5/2009 - Elizabeth S., Teague - Complete
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Happy Returns reviews
On a planet far away, a little Earth explorer trundles across the empty wastelands. But he is not forgotten. (set in a world where the Science Bros hang out together)
Avengers - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 425 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/8 - Iron Man/Tony S., Hulk/Bruce B., Jarvis
Remember me reviews
Even in hellish situations, there are things you want to remember
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 78,784 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 2/6 - Published: 1/11/2014 - Hawkeye/Clint B., Agent Phil Coulson
Many Happy Returns reviews
There's a little explorer on Mars who marks an anniversary every year. Tony Stark hates missing parties. (goes with no particular movie, just a vignette in more peaceful times)
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 425 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/26/2016 - Iron Man/Tony S., Hulk/Bruce B., Jarvis
Keeping Track of Things reviews
It would be a good idea to keep track of that book with the star on the cover that was last seen in that facility in Siberia.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,227 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 10 - Published: 12/26/2016 - Iron Man/Tony S., Black Panther/T'Challa
If You'd Come With Me, Mr Coulson (Pt 5 of Hawkeye and the Director) reviews
Phil is no longer the Director of SHIELD. So why is the Ambassador of Wakanda interested in him?
Crossover - Avengers & Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,152 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/26/2016
Just to Let You Know (Pt 4 of Hawkeye and the Director) reviews
Daisy has joined Hive, the Avengers has a Civil War, Phil just wanted to know something was going right
Crossover - Avengers & Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 472 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/26/2016
The Director Needs One (Pt 3 of Hawkeye and the Director) reviews
When Clint and Phil are interrupted on a rare quiet night, Clint discovers Phil has been upgrading his Captain America collection
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 689 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/26/2016
Still a Man in Black (pt 2 of Hawkeye and the Director) reviews
Clint misses Phil's old suits
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 523 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/26/2016
Binky Smithers, Custodian of SHIELD reviews
Custodian-someone who takes care of things. There's a lot of things to take care of at SHIELD (Pre-Winter Soldier)
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 607 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/26/2016
As If They Could Keep Him Away (pt 1 of Hawkeye and the Director) reviews
In a world where Clint Barton doesn't have a family out on a farm in the country, someone got him word about what happened to Coulson when he grabbed the crystal.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,173 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/13/2015 - Complete
Age of Jarvis reviews
It is very quiet when Tony wakes up, and he's not sure if he's remembering things correctly.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,612 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 16 - Published: 5/9/2015 - Captain America/Steve R., Iron Man/Tony S., Hawkeye/Clint B., Jarvis - Complete
Sound and Fury reviews
After Iron Man 3, Trevor Slattery, AKA The Mandarin, was carted off by the authorities to his just deserts. The End. Or not.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,348 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/11/2014 - Nick F.
The Adorables reviews
Enthusiastic little kids don't always get the details right.
Avengers - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 550 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 8 - Published: 9/18/2013 - Iron Man/Tony S., Hulk/Bruce B. - Complete
The Innocence of Weapons reviews
Tony knows who will look after him when the chips are down. Dummy's been hiding secrets.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,245 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 267 - Follows: 47 - Published: 9/18/2013 - Black Widow/Natasha R., Iron Man/Tony S., Jarvis - Complete
The Neighbor reviews
Fluff. Not everyone in Sunnydale is oblivious. Spike and Xander snugglies.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,263 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/26/2012
Touch (sequel to Steam) reviews
sequel to Steam. AU to Something Red. Spike lingers a little longer at Buffy's door, Xander gets there a little quicker. They both remember the bath house favorably and find better distraction for their pain. Mind the rating.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,022 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/26/2012 - Spike, Xander H.
Plain to See reviews
An Angel tale from S3. Ethan Rayne has a small job for Angel Investigations, nothing to worry about. No, really. Warning for Wes/Gunn slash. (Another old story I thought I uploaded here long ago)
Angel - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,275 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/26/2012 - Wesley W.P., Charles G. - Complete
When the Sky Rains Fire reviews
An immediate sequel to the S4 episode Apocalypse, Nowish. (An old story. I discovered a bunch of stories I hadn't posted to fanfic, I'm rectifying the situation.)
Angel - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,022 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/26/2012 - Wesley W.P., Charles G. - Complete
Career Advancement 3: Liquidation reviews
The Watchers made their move against Giles and failed, with high prices on both sides. The Aurelians are still in Sunnydale, and want to hide their own plots behind Fleur du Mal's plan to win the leadership of the clan over Spike's dead body.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 33,126 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 12/25/2012 - Published: 4/22/2010 - R. Giles, Xander H.
The Smell of Ancient Dust Afterwards 3 reviews
Xander has run into trouble in Africa. The new Watchers' Council does not leave their people in the lurch, and they've sent two uniquely qualified individuals to help: William the Bloody and Ethan Rayne.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,724 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 8 - Published: 6/4/2010 - Spike, Ethan R.
Do They Know It's Christmas reviews
If Santa can't get to Atlantis, will they be able to have a Christmas? Jack O'Neill has the answer.
Stargate: Atlantis - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 913 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/9/2010
Accounting: an Afterwards story Afterwards 2 reviews
Spike is starting to feel safe in the new headquarters of the reorganized Watchers Council. Naturally, the waiting Senior Partners find this a perfect time to settle some debts.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,967 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/29/2009 - Spike
To Every Maze a Map reviews
There's something in the basement of the new Sunnydale High. It's lost and lonely, and someone has come looking for it.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,653 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 7 - Published: 6/29/2009 - Spike, Angel - Complete
The Queen of Hearts is Always Your Best Bet reviews
Two cautious people, taking an incautious step, come what may. Vol. 2
Equalizer - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18,932 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/20/2008 - Complete
Life in the Big City reviews
Robert McCall helps a woman who discovers that even in the ultra-modern world of computer technology, some very old-fashioned dangers lurk, and that money is no protection against bullets Vol. 1
Equalizer - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 36,479 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/20/2008 - Complete
Nessuno reviews
Familiar faces in the Italy of the High Renaissance. Alexander, an innocent novice of the Catholic Church, runs into notorious mercenary Guglielmo il Sanguinante, and finds himself embroiled in intrigue, mystery, and temptation.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 69,575 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/10/2007 - Published: 3/15/2006 - Xander H., Spike - Complete
Career Advancement 2: Downsizing reviews
Alliances change, relationships shift. Can the Scoobies cope with the way things have changed?
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 67,901 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/10/2007 - Published: 10/16/2004 - Buffy S., Xander H. - Complete
The Wolf at Rest reviews
Everyone has someone who worries about them, even the bad guys
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,752 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/18/2006 - Ethan R. - Complete
Steam reviews
After a long day at work, Xander stops by a Turkish bath, contemplating his upcoming wedding and distractions.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,690 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/18/2006 - Xander H., Spike - Complete
Skinny Dipping reviews
The middle of the night is a good time to go by the swimming pool, really.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,562 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/18/2006 - Dawn S., Spike - Complete
Can You Tell Me the Way? reviews
It's a bad day for puppets on Sesame Street property of CTW
Angel - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,691 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/18/2006 - Complete
Mere Human Ruffians reviews
In Victorian London, Angelus goes looking for some manly amusements.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,042 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/18/2006 - Angel, Spike - Complete
Mars Wants Our Men reviews
Spike and Xander wake up to a geek's dream come true.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,523 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Published: 3/18/2006 - Spike, Xander H. - Complete
Lay Me Low reviews
Spike is back from Afica with his new soul, and there's nothing but bad news all around.
Angel - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,203 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Published: 3/18/2006 - Spike - Complete
Ears to Hear reviews
Spike finds human foibles take a lot of getting used to.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 533 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/18/2006 - Spike, Xander H. - Complete
Conversation in a Quiet Moment reviews
After Willow is stopped from ending the world, Giles and Buffy have a moment to themselves.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,889 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Published: 3/18/2006 - Buffy S., R. Giles - Complete
The Centepede's Foot reviews
Fred cogitates over Spike.
Angel - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 457 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 11 - Published: 3/18/2006 - Spike, Fred B. - Complete
Reason to Celebrate reviews
Xander's up to something. Spike wants to help.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 514 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Published: 3/18/2006 - Spike, Xander H. - Complete
Appointments: an Afterwards story reviews
The new Watchers Council has all sorts of things to keep track of.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 748 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/18/2006 - Andrew, R. Giles - Complete
Afterwards reviews
Post Buffy, post Angel. Familiarity with my story "From Hell's Heart" is pretty necessary. Having read "Reflections in a Turning Mirror" and "No Going Back" is also useful. Rated PG13 for references to that icky slash stuff.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 14,201 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/18/2006 - Published: 12/23/2004 - Spike, Xander H.
Guilt reviews
A different Buffy S6, where Giles came back sooner and upsetting scenesin bathrooms never took place.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,458 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/28/2005 - Angel, Spike - Complete
Sometimes the Whole World is Twelve Years Old reviews
SpikenXander, basement, Animal Planet, bonobo monkeys doin' what makes bonobo monkeys great
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 970 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 11 - Published: 9/28/2004 - Xander H., Spike - Complete
From Hell's Heart reviews
At the end of it all, an old player has one last scheme
Angel - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,795 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/25/2004 - Lilah M. - Complete
Career Advancement 1: Reorganization reviews
The story of Glory's defeat has gone around and has attracted attention from various groups
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 36,655 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/20/2004 - Buffy S., R. Giles - Complete
Sing Thee To Thy Rest reviews
Spoilers to You're Welcome
Angel - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,710 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/11/2004 - Angel - Complete
No Going Back reviews
Rayne and Giles on the road to Shanghaiand to find out if the past can be reclaimed
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 21,211 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 17 - Published: 10/16/2003 - R. Giles, Ethan R. - Complete
Nothing New Under The Sun reviews
There is nothing new under the sun, everything's been done. But there are new things under the moon.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,302 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/9/2003 - Spike, Drusilla - Complete
Career Change 5: Glory Night reviews
The deadline has arrived. The Scoobies hit the road to avoid both Glory and the Knights, hoping to save the world and themselves.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63,406 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/21/2003 - Complete
Change One Thing reviews
Post S6, the chance to make changes
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,053 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/7/2003 - R. Giles - Complete
Those Left Behind reviews
Someone's always waiting for news
Angel - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,059 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/7/2003 - Complete
The Buffet reviews
So many new Slayers, who don't know what they are
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,095 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/7/2003 - Complete
Angel on the Fourth of July reviews
As he considers the new direction his unlife is taking, Angel also considers the country he's lived in for so long
Angel - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,409 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/10/2003 - Complete
Left Side reviews
There are some people you don't want standing on your blind sidespoilers for S7 Buffy
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 559 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 9 - Published: 4/17/2003 - Xander H. - Complete
Career Change 4: Desperate Times reviews
The gang knows about Giles, but while they're trying to deal, Glory takes action
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 43,930 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/9/2003 - R. Giles, Buffy S. - Complete
Reflections in a Turning Mirror reviews
The truth behind Giles' escape from the Bringer and how he got those papers from the Watchers
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,342 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 19 - Published: 2/24/2003 - R. Giles, Ethan R. - Complete
The Duel reviews
A sequel to Plain to SeeThe lengths one goes to in order to make the other person make the first move.
Angel - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,657 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/18/2002 - Wesley W.P., Charles G. - Complete
Career Change 3: Burdens reviews
Buffy's had a very hard year, and it's not getting any better. Giles still feels the need to help make it better
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,614 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/10/2002 - R. Giles - Complete
Career Change II:Loose Ends reviews
Giles has a few things to take care of before he can consider his master plan. For instance, there's that pesky chip to deal with. Hints of slash
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,864 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/4/2002 - R. Giles, Tara M. - Complete
Career Change I: New Boy reviews
Just after Crush, Drusilla made a couple of stops. Now Giles has to deal with the changes
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,400 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/3/2002 - R. Giles, Spike - Complete