kotoko minazuki
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Joined 06-07-10, id: 2394331, Profile Updated: 03-03-17
Author has written 9 stories for Mai HiME, Blue Drop, and So-Ra-No-Wo-To/ソ・ラ・ノ・ヲ・ト.

I tend not to write much about myself, so this profile has been ''forthcoming,'' for quite a while.

I find myself moved to write fan-fiction when I find a show whose characters resonate with me, and whose ending leaves my muse saying, ''wait, do not go. There is more; it will come to you.'' But she is fickle and does not always follow these promptings with the rest of the story, so only a small fraction of those stories end up complete enough to post here.

I don't start posting a story until it is mostly complete. Part of that comes from my tendency not to write them in order, and also to go back and rework earlier parts to better fit the story as a whole. It would be both confusing and rude to subject you to reading in such a disjointed order.


So far, three series have tickled my muse enough to yield actual stories.

Mai HiME (6 stories)

Shizuru and Natsuki captured my interest (and my muse's). All of these stories are set in the same continuity and follow their story after the end of the TV series. Here they are, in order of occurrence.

''Rebirth of Love: Musings of a Recovering Yandere'': In which Shizuru tells of the events following the Carnival. The end of the Carnival left both she and Natsuki with unresolved issues. She tells how they work on these issues as well as their developing relationship, sharing a good deal of her thoughts in the process.

"Midwife of the Soul": In which Natsuki tells her side of the events following the Carnival. She tells how she worked through understanding her own thoughts and feelings about Shizuru as their relationship developed. This complements Shizuru's telling her side in "Rebirth of Love: Musings of a Recovering Yandere".

''New Year, New Life'': This comes after ''Rebirth of Love,'' telling more of how Shizuru and Natsuki get on with life after Shizuru's graduation. This story has less drama and more ''happy, fluffy'' content. I wrote it when after I had read too many ''all angst, no happiness'' stories and my brain revolted.

''Child of Doubt'': Set during ''New Year, New Life,'' specifically between chapters 7 and 8. Natsuki has to cope with a crisis of confidence.

''Home of the Heart'': Another vignette set during ''New Year, New Life,'' specifically during chapter 9. Natsuki needs to figure out where she will live after graduating High School, as the Fuuka High dorms will no longer be an option.

''Rebirth'': I only include this here for historical interest. I've rewritten it as ''Rebirth of Love'', which I think tells the story much better. Please read that instead. This was my first Mai HiME fan-fiction, and I would like to think I've improved some.

Blue Drop (2 stories)

I enjoyed the cast of Blue Drop enough that I wanted to see what happened to them after the end of the series How do Mari, Michi and friends deal with those events? This is split into two parts: the first, ''Blue Drop: Angel's Partner'', is set on Earth; the second, ''Blue Drop: Angel's Home'', is set on Arume.

Sora no Woto (1 story)

The world of Sora no Woto is bittersweet, yet the 1121st and the people of Seize have created a place it is a joy to live. ''Sora no Ato'' explores the paths that the various members of the 1121st take and how the events of the series have affected them.

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The Corners of this Room by w.y.back reviews
"Natsuki thinks that because we're both women who like women, our love is the same. She doesn't understand. My love for her is, and has always been, different..." In a world where Otomes should relinquish any chance at happiness, this is the story of a love that wasn't supposed to exist. ShizNat Otomeverse
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 42,632 - Reviews: 212 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 133 - Updated: 7/19/2016 - Published: 11/13/2014 - [Natsuki K., Shizuru F.]
The Final Problem by DezoPenguin reviews
EMDN Story 5. Natsuki nears an answer to her mother's death, but the Obsidian Court's eye has fallen on her as well. As Shizuru takes on the case of the murder of a foreign noble, a game of cat and mouse plays out with the fate of both women at stake.
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 21 - Words: 93,117 - Reviews: 389 - Favs: 144 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 3/25/2011 - Published: 11/5/2010 - Natsuki K., Shizuru F. - Complete
Writer's Block by DezoPenguin reviews
An EMDN side story. Natsuki grapples with the trouble she's having in starting her latest story for the Strand Magazine.
Mai HiME - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,993 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 8 - Published: 8/13/2010 - Natsuki K., Shizuru F. - Complete
Deep Waters, Natsuki by DezoPenguin reviews
EMDN Story 3. It looked like a straightforward case, with no question as to who had murdered the business magnate. Yet Shizuru finds herself drawn into a tangled web of death, manipulation, and revenge on her way to the truth.
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Crime - Chapters: 10 - Words: 34,968 - Reviews: 191 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 5/4/2010 - Published: 12/29/2009 - Shizuru F., Natsuki K. - Complete
A Million Reasons by J. Peterson reviews
REWRITING - new version will be posted as "Syllogism" when ready.
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 59,735 - Reviews: 294 - Favs: 220 - Follows: 240 - Updated: 4/30/2010 - Published: 7/20/2008 - Natsuki K., Shizuru F.
Hidden Depths by DezoPenguin reviews
An EMDN side-story. When a client interrupts the dinner hour at Baker Street, it leads Shizuru and Natsuki to a jewel robbery, and to some new discoveries about one another.
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,414 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 10 - Published: 2/25/2010 - Natsuki K., Shizuru F. - Complete
A Glimpse Through the Masques by DezoPenguin reviews
An EMDN side-story. Shizuru persuades Natsuki to join her in an evening out, and Natsuki's reluctance leads to the two companions sharing some of what they keep hidden from each other.
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,432 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/6/2010 - Natsuki K., Shizuru F. - Complete
Come, Natsuki, The Game is Afoot by DezoPenguin reviews
EMDN Story II: In Victorian England, Natsuki goes to Dartmoor to settle a personal matter, but when she is joined by Shizuru she finds herself drawn into a case of insanity, apparitions, and death.
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 30,927 - Reviews: 145 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 11/10/2009 - Published: 9/15/2009 - Shizuru F., Natsuki K. - Complete
Elementary, My Dear Natsuki by DezoPenguin reviews
A need for cheaper lodgings in Victorian London leads Natsuki Kuga to move in with a young woman...no prizes for guessing whom...whose unusual career opens up a world of mystery and secrets for her. AU, first in a series.
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,279 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 177 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 9/5/2009 - Published: 8/4/2009 - Natsuki K., Shizuru F. - Complete
Prologue by J. Peterson reviews
Natsuki's life has settled into normalcy, even with Shizuru's disappearance and her own struggles in college. Then one day, she gets a call. Natsuki-centric. Futurefic. Rated T for language. Sequel, where the ShizNat starts, is in the works.
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,540 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 7/17/2008 - Published: 7/13/2008 - Complete
What Dreams May Come by Leebot reviews
Shiznat, lemon near the end After the Carnival, Shizuru must make peace with those she wronged. Meanwhile, Natsuki must come to terms with her feelings for Shizuru.
Mai HiME - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 64,350 - Reviews: 239 - Favs: 338 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 5/12/2008 - Published: 9/10/2007 - Shizuru F., Natsuki K. - Complete
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Midwife of the Soul reviews
The end of Mai HiME finds Shizuru and Natsuki reborn after the Carnival, but with the issues between them far from fully resolved. This story offer's Natsuki's view of how they deal with these issues, and complements Shizuru's side in "Rebirth of Love: Musings of a Recovering Yandere".
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 43,799 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 3/3 - Published: 12/25/2016 - Natsuki K., Shizuru F. - Complete
Rebirth of Love: Musings of a Recovering Yandere reviews
The end of Mai HiME finds Shizuru and Natsuki reborn after the Carnival, but with the issues between them far from fully resolved. How do they deal with these, and more specifically what goes on in Shizuru's head as their relationship continues to evolve.
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 56,456 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 5/25/2015 - Published: 3/16/2015 - Shizuru F., Natsuki K. - Complete
Home of the Heart reviews
Natsuki has to figure out where she will live after graduating from High School (with Shizuru's help, of course). Set during the events of "New Year, New Life".
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 20,976 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 2/24/2014 - Published: 1/22/2014 - Natsuki K., Shizuru F. - Complete
Child of Doubt reviews
Natsuki has to deal with a crisis of confidence during the events of "New Year, New Life"
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,495 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 8/27/2013 - Published: 8/9/2013 - Natsuki K., Shizuru F. - Complete
Sora no Ato reviews
Life goes on after episode 12 for the members of 1121st. What paths do their lives take, and how have the events of the series affected them?
So-Ra-No-Wo-To/ソ・ラ・ノ・ヲ・ト - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 68,117 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 9/6/2011 - Published: 5/3/2011 - Rio K. - Complete
Blue Drop: Angel's Home reviews
Continues after Blue Drop: Angel's Partner. What adventures do we have taking a captured frigate back to Arume.
Blue Drop - Rated: T - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 16 - Words: 52,275 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 3/13/2011 - Published: 11/30/2010 - Complete
Blue Drop: Angel's Partner reviews
After the end of the Blue Drop TV series, how do Mari, Micchi and friends get on with life and deal with the events of the series?
Blue Drop - Rated: T - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 13 - Words: 22,371 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 11/19/2010 - Published: 9/17/2010 - Complete
New Year, New Life reviews
How do Shizuru and Natsuki get on with their life after the events of "Rebirth."
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 21,866 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/27/2010 - Published: 7/20/2010 - Shizuru F., Natsuki K. - Complete
Rebirth reviews
What happened between Shizuru and Natsuki between the end of the carnival and the end of the school year. This has been rewritten as "Rebirth of Love: Musings of a Recovering Yandere," you might want to read that instead.
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 19,815 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 7/3/2010 - Published: 6/9/2010 - Shizuru F., Natsuki K. - Complete
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