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Joined 04-11-10, id: 2324237, Profile Updated: 07-29-10
Author has written 19 stories for Dragon Age, and Mass Effect.

I've never considered myself to be much of a fiction writer (I suspect it's the hypercritical Asian perfectionist in me) but I've been coming up with stories in my head ever since I can remember. The Dragon Age fandom and several wonderful friends (many of who are listed amongst in my favorite authors tab) finally encouraged me to write some of them down.

My first love in the world of Dragon Age (other than Alistair) are the Dalish and so most of what I write concerns them - if you've never given them a shot, please do! I find their life and their culture absolutely fascinating, and hope to share that love with some of you! There are many aspects of this world world that intrigue me though (some in very strange ways) so who knows what will end up in my story list.

In real life, whatever that is, I'm a lab rat/science geek. I'm finishing up a Masters in Genetics and am starting a year off to work and reapply for school (yes I know that I am insane) for a degree in Genetic Counseling. People insist on calling me smart for some reason, but in reality I'm just really stubborn and don't know when enough school is enough. I swear I won't be a professional student, I swear it.

In closing, an endorsement from the wonderful SurelyForth, whose stories you should read, if you are/have not.

"She says the Dalish are awesome. She's a biologist. She knows."

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Of Elves And Humans by Merilsell reviews
Trust is a delicate flower that needs to get nurtured and time to grow. Even more so love. A tale of two disparate Wardens forced together, of finding a way to overcome the distrust, and their own painful past in the time of the Blight. An in-depth exploration of the Dalish origin and all DA:O companions. Alistair/F!Mahariel. Newly updated and back.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 125 - Words: 881,544 - Reviews: 1442 - Favs: 393 - Follows: 394 - Updated: 5/30 - Published: 1/10/2010 - [Alistair, Mahariel] Morrigan, Zevran A.
Parallax by fortunesque reviews
Everyone knows that Shepard and Kaidan are in a relationship... too bad they didn't get the memo.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 48,207 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 4/10/2011 - Published: 7/3/2009 - Kaidan A., Shepard (F)
Undertow by SurelyForth reviews
The saga of Warden-Commander Brand Cousland six years after the end of the Blight as she confronts a love lost and the potential destruction of all she holds dear. Cousland/Exiled Alistair w. Cousland/Anders Rated M for violence and adult themes.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 48 - Words: 257,225 - Reviews: 331 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 3/13/2011 - Published: 4/25/2010 - Cousland, Alistair
An Opaque Mirror by Freckles04 reviews
Kiann Surana, one of the Heroes of Ferelden, learns that even a solver of problems various and sundry can't fix everything, particularly when fate takes over. Sequel to Problems Various and Sundry.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 41,364 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 3/7/2011 - Published: 3/21/2010 - Surana, Alistair - Complete
Nothing Like Stone by SurelyForth reviews
Grey Wardens are allowed stuff and afternoons spent on a rooftop admiring that which they fight to protect. They're even allowed happiness and Ron Mahariel thinks he may have found some worth keeping. Mahariel/Sigrun one-shot.
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,509 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/13/2010 - Sigrun, Mahariel - Complete
Keeping Watch by Ashfae reviews
Alistair is just a little obsessed. Set between the kiss and spending the night. Alistair/f!PC, details about the f!PC deliberately left vague
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,297 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/9/2010 - Alistair - Complete
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Paintings on the Wall reviews
All that's left are paintings on the wall
Dragon Age - Rated: K - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 348 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/1 - Solas, Lavellan - Complete
Happy Birthday, Shepard reviews
Just a little birthday gift to our favorite Commander!
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,720 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/11/2013 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Ever the Same reviews
Not even destruction could keep this pair of star-crossed lovers apart. Epilogue for ME3EC
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,381 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 12 - Published: 7/2/2012 - Kaidan A., Shepard (F) - Complete
Scars Left by Time reviews
Their time in service had left them with many scars, physical and emotional. But love can bring them together to heal that pain, or at least make it easier to bear. Requested post-Citadel Shenko date story
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 941 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/6/2012 - Kaidan A., Shepard (F) - Complete
Vent reviews
Slight spoilers for ME3 - a requested post-Thessia romance scene for Shepard and Kaidan
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,065 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/18/2012 - Kaidan A., Shepard (F) - Complete
These Small Hours reviews
Their lives were made in these small hours, the little moments that slip away. Added - Grief: It's never easy to say goodbye to a friend
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,771 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/17/2012 - Published: 1/18/2011 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A.
Recovery reviews
Sometimes it takes a near-death experience to make you reconsider your positions in life. Bridge piece for Kaidan romance in ME3, thus mild in-game spoilers.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,626 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/15/2012 - Kaidan A., Shepard (F) - Complete
Eyes on Me reviews
There are many watchers in the tower. Some are more friendly than others. My actual submission for the Dragon Age Asunder writing competition UPDATE: The story finished in the Top 20!
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 659 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/18/2012 - Complete
Keeping Watch reviews
I am a watcher. It is my life's work, keeping watch over mages, fledging and adept alike. It is in my very nature, what I have always been intended to be. - My original write-up for the Asunder writing comp, scrapped for various reasons
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 599 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/27/2011 - Complete
Fireside Tales reviews
They are the Dalish, keepers of the lost lore, last of the Elvhenan. This is the tale of their hero, who sought to save the world without losing herself in the process.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 18 - Words: 77,568 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 12/4/2011 - Published: 4/13/2010 - Mahariel, Alistair
Left Behind reviews
Sometimes reunions aren't all they're cracked up to be. A his and hers perspective of Horizon
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,434 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/10/2011 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Re: About Horizon reviews
Shepard, found this in my files. Forwarding to you, all other copies deleted. -L
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 238 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Published: 1/5/2011 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
A Light in the Dark reviews
Commander Shepard is the most famous human in the galaxy. This is the rise of an earthborn woman from a life in the slums to the respected and decorated Alliance marine she is today. Backstory for my paragon adept fem!Shep
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,718 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Published: 12/31/2010 - Shepard (F) - Complete
Too Late for Second Chances reviews
Anora delivers the eulogy at the Warden's funeral, a Warden that Alistair loved until she chose another over him. What is he thinking during her eulogy?
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 665 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/22/2010 - Alistair - Complete
Of Mages and Half templars reviews
Anders discovers, much to his displeasure, that his new Warden-Commander is also a templar.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 904 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/1/2010 - Cousland, Anders - Complete
The Last Days of Ferelden reviews
A drabble inspired by a prompt on BSN; a glimpse into the fate of Ferelden after the Wardens' failure to win the support of the Landsmeet
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 542 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/30/2010 - Complete
Letters to Fergus reviews
From the personal correspondences of Amelia, Commander of the Grey in Ferelden, during the time of the Fifth Blight
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 19 - Words: 12,201 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 8/23/2010 - Published: 7/27/2010 - Cousland - Complete
Shared Grief reviews
A one-shot tied to my Letters to Fergus; two very different Wardens learn that they are not so very different, and that reaching out can help one heal
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,451 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/3/2010 - Cousland, Alistair - Complete
Alone reviews
Inspired by the prompt "How would things be different if Alistair alone survived the Tower of Ishal?" from a thread on the BioWare Social Network forums.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,414 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/20/2010 - Alistair - Complete
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