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Joined 02-28-10, id: 2272741, Profile Updated: 05-25-17
Author has written 33 stories for Sanctuary, Stargate: SG-1, MI-5/Spooks, Downton Abbey, Shakespeare, Norse Mythology, Avengers, Firefly, X-Men: The Movie, Dungeons and Dragons, and Witcher.

I tend to write fics in full, then leave them for a while before editing and posting, which means that new fics are few and far between, but once I'm posting a fic, I will to try to post at least weekly. 'When Everything Has Changed' is the exception to this.

A number of the Sanctuary fics have turned in to a series, without my really meaning them to. I suggest that you read them in order, they deviate from canon progressively. You will be confused if you start at Turn Again. The list currently stands as: Monster, Freedom, Sleeping Bear, Turn again, In Pursuit of a Predator.

All other fics stand alone. My personal favourite Traitor to Rome. It's a pity that nobody reads Shakespeare fanfics. I'm really proud of Traitor to Rome.

As you may have noticed, I have deleted my two earliest fanfics: Host and Within, both Stargate SG1. If you ask why, I wrote them seven years ago. They're very, very poor quality fiction and I don't want to clutter up the site with them.

As a 'specialist' beta reader: I am most of the way through my Veterinary training, so I know more about anatomy, physiology and medicine than most (if you don't believe me, read chapter 9 of 'Where there is Darkness' or any chapter from Simon's POV in 'Strange Bedfellows'). I am happy to check ideas and/or passages which are medicine heavy for more or less any cannon. I have also given much thought to the specific medical needs of Marvel Super-Soldiers and am able to provide advice on pain relief, anaesthesia and antibiotics on request. Anything else may take up to a week.

I am, as a rule, a tentative shipper. I require strong evidence of mutual romantic interest (i.e. it must prove itself to be eros love, rather than filios) before I will accept it as a ship. I assume a relationship to be filios based until I have evidence otherwise.

My favorite author is Astraperaspera. He/she focuses on emotional depth, particularly around Sam and Jack. A lot of his/hers are S/J established and beautifully written. They read like poetry, as in rich, crafted language. He/She also fills in blanks that the show frankly needed to, such as bits of Threads and something after S4 Atlantis (not what you think, trust me).

If you believe in Jesus Christ, put this in your profile. Don't just ignore this, because in the Bible it says 'If you deny Me, I will deny you in front of My Father in the gates of Heaven.'

Shadows by AstraPerAspera reviews
Back on earth after her command of Atlantis, shadows of the past haunt Sam's dreams. Sam/Jack established.
Stargate: SG-1 - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,230 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/26/2008 - S. Carter, J. O'Neill - Complete
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Rally The Hunters reviews
Sequel to In From The Cold. SHIELD is fallen. HYDRA is on the run. Eight Avengers give chase, trying to cut off new heads as fast as they grow, while figuring out how to live under strict ATCU contracts, and eight differently traumatic pasts. T for violence, and thinking hard about The Winter Soldier. Mixed teamfic/combat/this author trying to ground a fantasy world
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,686 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 9/1/2021 - Published: 8/2/2021 - Black Widow/Natasha R., Captain America/Steve R., Iron Man/Tony S., Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
In From The Cold reviews
"Do I shoot him or HYDRA?" "HYDRA until we know he won't come quietly." They had him. After all these months, they had him. It has been six months since SHIELD fell, since project Insight came crashing down. The Avengers have an axe to grind with HYDRA, and so does The Winter Soldier. And at least some Avengers think that the mutilated killing machine can be brought home, somehow.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 28 - Words: 40,850 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 8/2/2021 - Published: 5/11/2021 - Black Widow/Natasha R., Captain America/Steve R., Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Sam W./Falcon
Value Undetermined reviews
Jean had been back eight days. He was glad she was alive, of course he was. But it was easier to let something go when you weren't up against it the whole time. Logan takes himself for a quiet drink, but his evening gets far more interesting than he'd anticipated. Set 17 days after X-2, 8 days after my previous fic Phoenix, supplants X-3. T is for bloody violence
X-Men: The Movie - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 36 - Words: 68,934 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/24/2020 - Published: 9/1/2020
Blessed Silence reviews
When an assailant leaves Jaskier mute for no obvious reason, Geralt quickly realises that the bard is beyond his aid. Even having persuaded a sorceress to join them, things get more complicated at every turn, drawing all three of them in to mortal danger.
Witcher - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 11 - Words: 17,445 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/7/2020 - Published: 5/7/2020 - Geralt, Yennefer
Lone Wolf reviews
Witchers ride from town to town, looking for creatures to kill for coin. Witchers ride alone. Or, rather, Witchers are supposed to. Not intended as Geraskier, but you could probably read it that way if you like. Rating M, but it is definitely no worse than the show
Witcher - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 12 - Words: 17,761 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 4/23/2020 - Published: 3/29/2020 - Geralt - Complete
The Kindest Thing reviews
Geralt knew. He'd known all winter really, but he hadn't been able to bring himself to act. Sort of a reply to the fic This isn't Roach the 27th, but making the opposite assumption. A Witcher lives much longer than a horse does, so a Witcher must endure the passing of his only companion. CW inside
Witcher - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,427 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/15/2020 - Geralt - Complete
Six things: A critical role fanfic
"Six things could go badly wrong in the next quarter of an hour. Delilah felt herself rehearsing the list in her mind as she took her seat at the table, between Frederickstein and Julius, the two oldest de Rolo men." The Whitestone massacre through Delilah Briarwood's eyes. No spoilers beyond c1e33. Possibly deserves to be more than a T for violence, but canon typical at worst.
Dungeons and Dragons - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,267 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/2/2020
Phoenix reviews
First there was nothing. Nothing but a heartbeat, and knowing that she was alive. Five days after X-2, a creature wakes in Alkali Lake, but she does not belong in the water. Details for spoilers and rating (which is a little complicated) inside.
X-Men: The Movie - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 23 - Words: 36,747 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/8/2017 - Published: 6/20/2017 - Phoenix/Jean G., Apocalypse/En Sabah N.
Lost and Found reviews
At the British Eurotunnel Terminal on the first day of half term, a car is found to be a drugged, bound, bloodied man. Section D are called in, but time is not on their side. Might they have seen this man before? Set early in series 6, so team consists of Adam, Ros, Jo, Connie and Malcolm. The T is for strong violence, more is discussed and implied than seen. Details inside.
MI-5/Spooks - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 40 - Words: 33,461 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/30/2017 - Published: 12/29/2016 - Adam C., Jo P., Ros M., Zafar Y.
Hard as Nails reviews
Those who live by the sword die by the sword. If your past is violence, violence will dog your steps until the day you die. In the forests of British Columbia, a certain lumberjack is walking alone and a hired gun is waiting for him. The rating is for blood and (it being Wolverine) a bit of swearing, will be a four chapter fic, all written as of 19/4/17/.
Crossover - X-Men: The Movie & Avengers - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,866 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/22/2017 - Published: 4/19/2017
When everything has changed reviews
It has been two years since the pandemic, since a bow became better than a gun and a horse better than a car, since a disease wiped out four billion people in six months. Here and there, where men have a strong enough will to survive, people cling on. Apocafic. Next instalment probably May.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 13 - Words: 21,926 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 12/31/2016 - Published: 5/20/2015 - Black Widow/Natasha R., Captain America/Steve R., Hawkeye/Clint B., Hulk/Bruce B. - Complete
Day 1 reviews
Steve Rogers is riding home alone when he sees something he can't make himself believe. He reacts. He can't help himself. T, more for language and implied language, than for the violence.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,114 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/16/2016 - Complete
In Pursuit of a Predator reviews
Fifth in my Sanctuary series. When Old City Sanctuary hears of what might be an abnormal predator in Montanna, Magnus takes Ashley, Will, Henry and Erica with her to investigate. But this leaves The Sanctuary perilously short handed with only Kate and Druitt... More details inside. Henry/Erica and Magnus/Druitt established.
Sanctuary - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,719 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/31/2016 - Published: 10/22/2016 - Helen M., John D., Kate F.
People-Shaped Holes reviews
Inara's absence is keenly felt by some on Serenity. Kaylee's means of coping takes her from her bunk late on night, in pursuit of... Inspired by chapter 62 of Gamera Obscura's fic 'Firefly: Deleted Scenes', with which it shares its name. A very mild T, I can't bring myself to rate Firefly a K .
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,238 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/9/2016 - Kaylee, Simon - Complete
I really hope this doesn't happen reviews
This fic begins to show the worst outcome I dare imagine in Civil War: both sides certain right is on their side, both sides powerful and determined that they won't back down. In war, not everybody makes it out alive.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Tragedy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,397 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 4/28/2016 - Published: 3/28/2016 - Black Widow/Natasha R., Wanda M./Scarlet Witch - Complete
Strange Bedfellows reviews
Two crews on opposite sides of a battle are still alive when the shooting stops, bloodied and stranded together. Apart, they will die. Together, perhaps there is a way to survive. Slots in to Serenity (film). Full description inside.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Western - Chapters: 25 - Words: 25,371 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 4/25/2016 - Published: 4/4/2016 - Mal, Kaylee, Simon, R. Tam - Complete
Le cygne reviews
Natalia Romanova does not mourn. Natalia Romanova does not get drunk or cry. Yet sometimes, even spiders need a way to hide, to repair themselves. Pre film cannon. Fairly strong K for memory of violence, some of it rather depraved.
Avengers - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,873 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/20/2015 - Black Widow/Natasha R., Hawkeye/Clint B. - Complete
Where there is Darkness reviews
Captain Rogers wakes to find himself tied down and blinded in combat, with no memory of his injury. Disorientated and afraid, he must reconcile himself to the possibility of life without sight, but is all as it seems? Rogers centric, others appear. Fairly mild T for inferred interrogation sequences. My first foray in to Marvel fanfiction (unless you count the Norse mythology one).
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 35,953 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 4/9/2015 - Published: 3/16/2015 - Black Widow/Natasha R., Captain America/Steve R., Nick F. - Complete
Turn again reviews
Druitt has been living in the Old City Sanctuary for months (to Ashley's frustration) when the team hears reports of a large, carnivorous abnormal roaming the wilds. While trying to capture it, the team is separated and stranded by a storm, all fearing for the others. Magnitt ship (still)
Sanctuary - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,198 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 9/6/2014 - Published: 8/25/2014 - Helen M., Will Z., Ashley M., John D. - Complete
Ill got by moonlight reviews
Some consequences are foreseen: planned for, welcomed or mitigated. Others are not. Rated K for very minor gore (shouldn't bother most people) and a couple of slightly vulgar moments.
Norse Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,288 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/14/2014 - Loki, Sigyn - Complete
Traitor to Rome reviews
The Volscians had attacked at dawn, in spite of the two parties that had been sent up to parley with them. The first had been sent running back, the second had come back assured that the Volscians would parley, rather than sack the city. It seemed the Volscians had lied. They were traitorous filth, like their leader. Caius Martius Coriolanus. Epilogue. More details within.
Shakespeare - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,642 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/11/2014 - Complete
Prevention is better than cure reviews
Maybe he should have offered to go downstairs with Anna... 4.3 divergent. I know there are a lot of these (this is my second), but I wrote this trying to cope with what we all saw. 4.3 spoilers, obviously.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,297 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/17/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Sleeping Bear reviews
A tip off leads Magnus and her staff to raid a bunker, allegedly full of abnormals being used for experimentation, but how far will either side go to defend what is theirs? My third Sanctuary fic, sequel to the other two. I will post summaries for the previous ones if requested.
Sanctuary - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 20,133 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/1/2013 - Published: 9/15/2013 - Helen M. - Complete
After all reviews
After the opera singer and the rest have left, Bates wonders at his wife's behaviour. Headfic, spoilers for season 4 episode 3. Should be lower rated than the episode. Second chapter (again, Bate's headfic, during 4.5) now up. Listed as complete because I expect Julian Fellowes to finish this plot. I am merely augmenting it, though I may continue to do so.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,549 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 10/22/2013 - Published: 10/14/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Come home reviews
Pre cannon. When a mission in Serbia is blown open, it will take all of Adam's willpower just to survive, for as long as it takes the rest of his cell to find him in the dust storm. Adam/Fiona. M for violence alone (by far the worst I've ever written). There is no sexual content to speak of.
MI-5/Spooks - Rated: M - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 25 - Words: 27,881 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/5/2013 - Published: 10/26/2012 - Adam C., Fiona C. - Complete
Come morning light reviews
3.10 tag. They always had eachother to lean on, it was how they coped, how they survived. He just had to get her through tonight, and she'd be OK. They both would.
MI-5/Spooks - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,971 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/23/2012 - Adam C., Fiona C. - Complete
Freedom reviews
Two abnormal killers on the loose; both killing for sport, both slipping under the radar. One old adversary, one new threat. How many more will die before they are stopped? Teamfic, develops Magnitt undertones as it progresses. Details inside.
Sanctuary - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 30,628 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 2/27/2012 - Published: 11/14/2011 - Helen M., John D. - Complete
Falling star reviews
Society would call her a fallen woman. He still called her a morning star. James headfic when he is about to freeze Ashley's embryo. Written for the Diehard challenge, inspired by the song by Bob Chilcott of the same name.
Sanctuary - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 796 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/7/2011 - Helen M., James W. - Complete
Bells reviews
In 1949, Magnus past catches up with her on a visit home to England.
Sanctuary - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 753 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/11/2011 - Helen M., James W. - Complete
Bells of Whitechapel reviews
Written for the Magnitt challenge. A tableaux-style short set two days after Druitt's eigth murder. Very angsty.
Sanctuary - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 399 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Published: 2/14/2011 - Helen M. - Complete
Dreaming reviews
Everyone in the Sanctuary fears dreams. Everyone in the Sanctuary sleeps alone; but to protect themselves or each other? Strongish T, my first short.
Sanctuary - Rated: T - English - Humor/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,579 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/8/2010 - Henry F. - Complete
Abduction reviews
When a member of SG1 is taken from Colorado Springs without warning, the rest of the team must battle time to find them, before the kidnappers become murderers. Teamfic, S/J bias, not really shippy. Details at top of fic.
Stargate: SG-1 - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 29 - Words: 19,315 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 11/27/2010 - Published: 9/20/2010 - S. Carter, J. O'Neill - Complete
Monster reviews
When Tesla and Druitt find the body of a man, mutilated by something without a name, the Sanctuary is their first port of call. Magnus cannot resist the challenge to her skills and intellect. Full summary, spoiler details,etc. at top of fic.
Sanctuary - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 32,374 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 9/7/2010 - Published: 6/23/2010 - Helen M. - Complete