Cathal Ashenhand
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Joined 05-26-10, id: 2378201, Profile Updated: 01-20-21
Author has written 4 stories for Naruto, Harry Potter, and Pokémon.

Probably about time I update this thing, I reckon, given that much of what had been on here before was years out of date. I am a full time teacher, who writes both original and fanfiction stories for fun. One day though, I would love to have a fantasy epic published and have grown up reading the likes of LotR, Wheel of Time, Elric and a great many more fantastical stories drenched in magic and steel and heroics.

Theses are the kinds of stories I love both to read, and to write and as such my fanfics I think reflect that. Inheritance is largely a fantasy adventure story through the lens of Naruto, and Stand Tall and Becoming are both also in that vein. All three of these fics are ACTIVE going into 2019, and I will be trying to post semi-regular updates for all of them, as well as update this page with a little word as to how each fic is going.

Inheritance - Obviously the big mama-jamma of a job. Not gonna lie here, I want this fic done. Not because I don't enjoy writing it but it has been a long time going now, and leaving somehting like this unfinished would devastate me. Over a decade of my writing life has been spent working on it, and through it you can see my writing shift and change with time. Some things I'm better at I think, some things probably worse. As of today, FOUR chapters remain to be written - at least for Book 1.

Stand Tall - Chapter 9 has just gone up, but much like Inheritance I have the next couple of chapters plotted scene by scene ready to be fleshed out. Quite differently from Inheritance however, this story's Part 1 is fully plotted out now from start to finish; and I have to say, I'm incredibly excited to write it. I've had a lot of fun with the characters throughout this story, and they really do go on a journey throughout. I hope you are as pleasantly surprised by the twists and turns and bumps in the road for the Hogwarts lot that this particular mutation of canon has conjured as I was.

Becoming - Writing this in a compelling way is a challenge, and this will probably be my slowest burner in terms of update speed. I have Ash's team planned for the most part, and have a good idea about how the story progresses. It's just that writing a compelling action/adventure story with a Lv 5 Eevee that know tackle, tail whip and fuck all else is a grind. I get the feeling though that once I've pushed through the barrier of the initial action scenes and there are bigger varieties of pokemon available etc., that the writing will get far easier, much like Inheritance did once Naruto had picked up a few tricks and a style.

I also endeavor to reply to all reviews that ask questions and such, as long as it hasn't already been covered in the A/N in already posted chapters. I'll do this either through PMs or in the A/N themselves, if the question has been asked more than once. I love talking to other members of the community, so fire away. I insist.

I'll assume that if you've gotten this far, you've read, and possibly even enjoyed one of my fics. For that, I'm incredibly grateful. I love you all.

If you want to check out some of my original work, please take a moment to visit my pa treon : /DRKing/

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Traveler by The Straight Elf reviews
Ash Ketchum has been determined to become the best since he was a toddler. He has his eyes set on a charmander, but a twist of fate led him to the humble Nidoran. Note: Mix between anime and the games.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 63 - Words: 1,637,470 - Reviews: 8799 - Favs: 9,077 - Follows: 8,407 - Updated: 8/24 - Published: 8/25/2012 - Ash K./Satoshi, Hypno/Sleeper, Magmortar/Booburn, Nidoking
Emperor by Marquis Black reviews
Some men live their whole lives at peace and are content. Others are born with an unquenchable fire and change the world forever. Inspired by the rise of Napoleon, Augustus, Nobunaga, and T'sao T'sao. Very AU.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 48 - Words: 677,023 - Reviews: 2096 - Favs: 4,590 - Follows: 4,179 - Updated: 7/31/2017 - Published: 4/17/2010 - Harry P.
Team 7's Ascension: Blood Wings by Eilyfe reviews
In unity lies strength; each leaf is important or the beauty of the tree is lost. Some bonds, however, are difficult to forge and even harder to keep. The tide of blood nears, drums thunder, and three Genin stand tall as the world spirals into madness. [AU]
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 24 - Words: 205,713 - Reviews: 2319 - Favs: 7,898 - Follows: 5,568 - Updated: 3/8/2016 - Published: 12/22/2013 - Naruto U., Sasuke U., Sakura H., Kakashi H. - Complete
Warm Memories and Brotherly Bonds by RoseDragonWitch reviews
In the middle of some strange ruins, Luffy disappeared. As the rest of the Straw Hats try to find him, they end up travelling through his memories and are trapped in the past, with no idea to how to get out or how to find their captain. But not all things are meant to be seen… how will they take to seeing what had Luffy been hiding from them?
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 64 - Words: 1,514,151 - Reviews: 2352 - Favs: 4,229 - Follows: 2,597 - Updated: 2/26/2016 - Published: 7/15/2013 - Luffy, Ace, unknown 1 - Complete
Magicks of the Arcane by Eilyfe reviews
Sometimes, all it takes to rise to greatness is a helping hand and the incentive to survive. Thrust between giants Harry has no choice but become one himself if he wants to keep on breathing. He might've found a way, but life's never that easy. Clock's ticking, Harry. Learn fast now.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 40 - Words: 285,866 - Reviews: 2286 - Favs: 7,635 - Follows: 6,133 - Updated: 1/28/2016 - Published: 7/9/2012 - Harry P., Albus D. - Complete
The Melody of the Fox by Jetslinger reviews
Naruto is determined to bring Sasuke back to Konoha. However, someone he didn't expect wants to help. NarutoxTayuya.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 44 - Words: 302,773 - Reviews: 4327 - Favs: 5,111 - Follows: 4,347 - Updated: 10/16/2014 - Published: 4/7/2007 - Naruto U., Tayuya
A Growing Affection by Xavon Wrentaile reviews
After a misunderstanding reveals hidden emotions, Naruto and Hinata begin training together, getting to know each other. At the same time Sakura finds herself jealous. Takes place in a tangent after the Elemental Training Arc of the Shippuden timeline.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 170 - Words: 686,165 - Reviews: 3211 - Favs: 4,424 - Follows: 2,678 - Updated: 9/25/2011 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Naruto U., Hinata H. - Complete
Legend of the Blond Aburame by Sonson-Sensei reviews
Naruto had been taken in by the Aburame clan now see what effects this will have on his life major one's I can say that now NaruHina AU
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 44 - Words: 302,465 - Reviews: 1830 - Favs: 2,524 - Follows: 2,045 - Updated: 4/4/2011 - Published: 2/21/2009 - Naruto U., Hinata H.
Naruto Hatake by Agent-G reviews
AU. What if Naruto had been raised by Kakashi his entire life and how would raising Naruto change Kakashi's life as well? NarutoHinata, KakashiAnko later on.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 63 - Words: 315,249 - Reviews: 3691 - Favs: 7,520 - Follows: 4,357 - Updated: 1/31/2010 - Published: 9/25/2007 - Naruto U., Hinata H. - Complete
Partners by muggledad reviews
Having the right partner can make life much smoother. The right persons can complement each other's strengths and support each other's weakness. Love really does make the world go 'round, especially with a Dark Lord after your blood. HP/DG
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 166,103 - Reviews: 1653 - Favs: 7,807 - Follows: 3,612 - Updated: 1/31/2010 - Published: 4/22/2009 - [Harry P., Daphne G.] [Neville L., Susan B.] - Complete
Jinto: of Sadness and Joy by Gadalla Rune reviews
No one really knows what Naruto has been through in his life... until now...
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 20,759 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 172 - Updated: 1/28/2010 - Published: 1/25/2010 - Naruto U., Ino Y.
Harry Potter and the Veil of Mystery by semprini reviews
Post-OotP Reluctantly taking a leadership role in the fight against Voldemort, urging others to 'say the name', Harry tries to learn how he can use his 'power the Dark Lord knows not' to fulfill the prophecy as he becomes his enemy's biggest target.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 24 - Words: 401,266 - Reviews: 264 - Favs: 544 - Follows: 225 - Updated: 10/21/2009 - Published: 9/19/2009 - Harry P., Albus D. - Complete
Mahou mo Ken by Enterprise1701-d reviews
When Harry cries out for help during a nightmare, halfway around the world somebody listens. Somebody that will change the way Harry looks at magic... forever. On hiatus.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 151,685 - Reviews: 802 - Favs: 2,323 - Follows: 2,484 - Updated: 7/6/2009 - Published: 3/15/2007 - Harry P., Luna L.
The Lie I've Lived by jbern reviews
Not all of James died that night. Not all of Harry lived. The Triwizard Tournament as it should have been and a hero discovering who he really wants to be.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 234,571 - Reviews: 4984 - Favs: 14,281 - Follows: 6,755 - Updated: 5/28/2009 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Harry P., Fleur D. - Complete
To Fight The Coming Darkness by jbern reviews
Set post OOTP AU NonHBP. Harry Potter and Susan Bones. Gritty realism, independent Harry and a believable Voldemort all in a desperate battle to control the fate of the wizarding world. Rating increased to Mature.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 340,961 - Reviews: 3104 - Favs: 4,680 - Follows: 2,335 - Updated: 11/12/2007 - Published: 12/3/2005 - Harry P., Susan B. - Complete
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Inheritance reviews
Iruka takes Mizuki's shuriken to the back in place of Naruto. Thinking Iruka to be dead, Naruto loses control and prepares to unleash the Kyuubi, however before he can tear off the seal, he is stopped by the hand of his hero. The Yondaime Hokage... Also being posted on A03, Wattpad and Royal Road.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 38 - Words: 187,993 - Reviews: 1383 - Favs: 5,701 - Follows: 5,964 - Updated: 8/28 - Published: 9/19/2010 - Naruto U.
Becoming reviews
Arriving in Sinnoh in unusual circumstances, Ash Ketchum reluctantly sets off on his journey with an Aron by his side. His dream is to become a pokemon master, but first, he must become strong enough that he can protect everyone that is precious to him from the dark forces arrayed before them. This is the tale of the greatest pokemon trainer that ever lived.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,525 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 53 - Published: 4/6/2021 - Ash K./Satoshi, Prof. Samuel O./Prof. Yukinari O., Aron/Kokodora
Stand Tall reviews
Voldemort stirs, and the Triwizard Tournament awaits. Harry Potter has spent his short time in the wizarding world facing danger unprepared, and a step behind the truth. Now, he must make a choice. Continue to let others create his path, or stand tall before the forces that array themselves before him - no matter the consequences. Also being posted on Royal Road, A03 and Wattpad.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 80,537 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 293 - Follows: 410 - Updated: 2/1/2021 - Published: 11/22/2018 - Harry P.
The Apprentice reviews
An eleven year old Hyuuga Hanabi is due to receive the Caged Bird Seal. Unable to find an alternative solution, Naruto takes the girl under his wing to help her avoid her seemingly inescapable fate, and accomplish her dream - to become a shinobi. On Hiatus.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,012 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 300 - Follows: 354 - Published: 4/29/2012 - Naruto U., Hanabi H.