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Author has written 35 stories for Madam Secretary.

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stalemate reviews
Henry and Elizabeth talk after they return from Vartius. (Post 2x23.)
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,356 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/1/2023 - [Elizabeth M., Henry M.] - Complete
play on reviews
'The Foxhole — Piano Inside'. [Origin story. Written in response to a prompt request on Tumblr.]
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,984 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/24/2023 - Elizabeth M., Henry M. - Complete
for better, for worse reviews
H/E. A quadriptych based on the prompt: It shouldn't be this awkward. Their break-up had been a mutual agreement and they thought they were both content with it. But it was awkward seeing each other again.
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 27,392 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/12/2023 - Published: 2/22/2023 - [Elizabeth M., Henry M.] - Complete
falling reviews
"We shouldn't be doing this," Elizabeth says... [One-shot, based on a Tumblr prompt request.]
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,655 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/4/2023 - Elizabeth M., Henry M. - Complete
odds and sods reviews
A jumble of flash fiction and prompt fills, crossposted from Tumblr.
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 19 - Words: 9,801 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/27/2023 - Published: 4/24/2021 - Elizabeth M., Henry M.
in the stars reviews
An AU Christmassy one-shot.
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,060 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/12/2022 - Elizabeth M., Henry M. - Complete
Blast Fragments reviews
One-shot. An explosion. Twenty-one fragments. [My song on repeat while working on this story was 'Baby It's You' by London Grammar.]
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,170 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/9/2022 - Elizabeth M., Henry M., Stephanie M./Stevie, Blake M. - Complete
Spectrum reviews
'The blood was no surprise.' (An E/H, college era one-shot, structured around the colours of the rainbow. Prompt: Spectrum.)
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,479 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/26/2022 - [Elizabeth M., Henry M.] - Complete
i just wanna know you better reviews
Five times Elizabeth and Henry were just friends and one time they were something more. Soundtracked by 'Everything Has Changed' by Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran.
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,952 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 9/17/2022 - Published: 9/9/2022 - Elizabeth M., Henry M. - Complete
Tomorrow reviews
One-shot. Soundtracked by 'Ocean Eyes' by Billie Eilish.
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,119 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/1/2022 - Elizabeth M., Henry M. - Complete
fly away, bluebird reviews
Post-WH era, one-shot. Henry finds an injured bird.
Madam Secretary - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,022 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/29/2022 - [Henry M., Elizabeth M.] - Complete
now and then, i love you reviews
Midway through the opening paragraph, Elizabeth spots him—third row from the back, end seat on the right—and she stops.
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,063 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/8/2022 - Elizabeth M., Henry M. - Complete
Coming Home reviews
AU. Written for the June challenge 'Home'. (Soundtracked by 'the 1' and 'exile' by Taylor Swift.) INCOMPLETE.
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,204 - Reviews: 263 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 7/7/2021 - Published: 8/17/2020 - Elizabeth M., Henry M.
The Last Night of the World reviews
A short story inspired by the Ray Bradbury story of the same name.
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,329 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/2/2021 - [Elizabeth M., Henry M.] - Complete
The Keeper reviews
Written for the 'minor characters' challenge. An alternative perspective on the 3 (or 5) day break-up.
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,267 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/22/2021 - Henry M. - Complete
The Wait reviews
A short Soulmate AU inspired by the trope mashup game on Tumblr. (Thank you to Anon for the ask!)
Madam Secretary - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,344 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Published: 6/4/2021 - Elizabeth M., Henry M. - Complete
through the storm, we reach the shore reviews
A short story inspired by the trope mashup game on Tumblr. Thank you to lilacmermaid for the ask! (Title taken from 'With or Without You' by U2.)
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,758 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/28/2021 - Elizabeth M., Henry M. - Complete
white lies reviews
A long short story. AU where Henry and Elizabeth meet before UVA, but using a dual timeline. (You'll see what I mean.)
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 45,194 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 2/18/2021 - Published: 2/17/2021 - Elizabeth M., Henry M. - Complete
Inked reviews
H/E. Soulmate AU, set in college, starring the original soulmate unicorn couple.
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 95,636 - Reviews: 416 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 1/28/2021 - Published: 10/30/2020 - [Elizabeth M., Henry M.] - Complete
the god of lost things reviews
A story written for lilacmermaid, inspired by the suggestion of an anonymous tumblr user. "Henry finds a sock in the road."
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,690 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/29/2020 - Elizabeth M., Henry M. - Complete
Of Promises and Omens reviews
One-shot written for the August fanfic challenge.
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,255 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/7/2020 - Elizabeth M., Henry M. - Complete
If Tomorrow Starts Without Me reviews
AU. Set towards the end of S5. INCOMPLETE.
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,835 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 7/27/2020 - Published: 7/25/2020 - [Elizabeth M., Henry M.] Jason M., Will A.
Someone New reviews
Pre-show one-shot. Inspired by the February challenge and the phrase 'in at the deep end'.
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,564 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/15/2020 - [Elizabeth M., Henry M.] - Complete
The Marks They Leave Behind reviews
Henry/Elizabeth. Set in college. Inspired by one of the S6 stills.
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 49,155 - Reviews: 171 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 5/9/2020 - Published: 4/14/2020 - Elizabeth M., Henry M. - Complete
Ripple Effect reviews
Lunch with Will was only meant to take an hour. Brother and sister. Nice and normal. "But that's not us, right?" (Set after S4.)
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 90 - Words: 410,831 - Reviews: 981 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 12/21/2019 - Published: 9/21/2019 - Elizabeth M., Henry M., Stephanie M./Stevie, Russell Jackson - Complete
Dirty Laundry reviews
On broken promises, regret and dirty laundry.
Madam Secretary - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,094 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/4/2019 - [Elizabeth M., Henry M.] - Complete
Bluebird Down reviews
"Secretary McCord, we invite you to join us. Come alone. You have one hour. Fail to show up and the first hostage will be shot." When the State Department is seized and her staff taken hostage, Elizabeth must risk everything in order to save them. But will she make it out alive? (Post S4.)
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 38,460 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 17 - Published: 9/26/2018 - Elizabeth M., Henry M. - Complete
London, Summer 1984 reviews
"I've got nothing to hide." A piece of Elizabeth's past resurfaces, and she's forced to confront memories long since buried. When perception is everything, will she find the strength to face her fears and open up to the nation, but more importantly, to her family?
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 30,735 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 15 - Published: 9/26/2018 - Elizabeth M., Henry M. - Complete
I Would, Wouldn't You? reviews
"Just because she says nothing, it doesn't mean that she doesn't want to." It wasn't the first time that Elizabeth had been objectified, so why did this comedian's comments cut so deep? On birthdays and grief; respect and shifting attitudes; being more than just a girl and the importance of male allies.
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 25,314 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 14 - Published: 9/26/2018 - Elizabeth M., Henry M., Jason M. - Complete
A Game of Optics reviews
Post-S4. 'Will President Dalton endorse such behaviour' Every picture tells a story. But what happens when that story is a lie? Images surface of Henry with another woman, but will Elizabeth believe that he hasn't had an affair? And will she be able to prove his innocence when everyone else has already condemned him? There is no truth in politics; it's all just a game of optics.
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 33,682 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 10 - Published: 7/13/2018 - Elizabeth M., Henry M. - Complete
When the Light Goes Out reviews
'And in a heartbeat, Will was thirteen years old again, opening the front door of the car, his mother's face a grimace as she gasped her final breaths. Only it wasn't his mother, not this time. It was Lizzie.' Post-S4. When Elizabeth is shot before she can announce her run for the presidency, survival is only the first step. Will she open up before her light goes out?
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 54,860 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 22 - Published: 7/8/2018 - Elizabeth M., Henry M. - Complete
Dear Henry reviews
When a letter that Elizabeth wrote during Henry's time in active service resurfaces years later, it causes friction in their relationship. Characters: Henry, Elizabeth, Will.
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,671 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 10 - Published: 6/3/2018 - [Elizabeth M., Henry M.] - Complete
Representation reviews
With tensions rising between Elizabeth and Henry, and rumours of Elizabeth hiring a divorce lawyer, the children make the only reasonable assumption.
Madam Secretary - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,803 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/18/2017 - [Elizabeth M., Henry M.] Alison M., Jason M. - Complete
Finding Resolution reviews
Post Season 2 Episode 23 "Vartius".
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,022 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/22/2016 - [Elizabeth M., Henry M.] - Complete
Home reviews
Set after Elizabeth and Henry fight over Henry's denied permission to rejoin the DIA (Season 2 Episode 15, Right of the Boom).
Madam Secretary - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,639 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/18/2016 - Elizabeth M., Henry M. - Complete