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Joined 08-05-02, id: 247510, Profile Updated: 02-02-14
Author has written 8 stories for Fruits Basket.

AUTHOR'S NOTES:

Feb. 1/14: "ShugoTenshi" has reached 2000 views! Thank you!

Jan. 29/14: Finally, "Child of God" is complete and "ShugoTenshi" has a new chapter posted! Hope you all enjoy them!

Dec 20/13: "Child of God" is here. Akito is truly a difficult character to write about.

Dec 15/13: I updated WAWO! Woohoo! About freaking time! Chapter 23 - "The Proposal" is up! And it's looong and juicy! LOL

Aug 17/13: Wow. Life has been crazy the last two weeks. I got a new job, moved in with my boyfriend and his family (culturally acceptable & even expected), then his mother had a series of mini heart attacks that required her to stay in the hospital for a little over a week and someone had to stay with her 24/7. So while I was starting a new job, the entire family was running around to and from the hospital as well as driving me around to work. Free time? What's that? Things are finally settling down to "normal" now that she's home, but she will require a lot of help around the house so she can rest.

So now I can return to writing...

Aug 3/13: I did it! I found a new job! No more slaving away for some stupid employer that can't even pay me or the bills on time! No more 50 hour work weeks! Now I have a normal full-time job that will leave me with time to write and really pursue my dreams of becoming a published novelist.

And boy, do I have some AWESOME ideas! (Original fiction, not fanfiction)

Hopefully, I will have a new chapter posted soon!

YAY!!!

July 20/13: My life is crazy busy right now (no joke) so I seriously had no time to work on the next chapter for WAWO (or do any writing for that matter). I'm hoping to have the next chapter up by next weekend though, just be patient with me please! Arigatou gozaimasu!


"Think of a book special to you, and how much bleaker and poorer your life would be if that one writer had not existed—if that one writer had not, a hundred times or a thousand, made the choice to write. You’re going to be that one writer, one day, for somebody you may never meet. Nobody can write that book you’re going to write—that book that will light up and change up a life—but you."— Sarah Rees Brennan

“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” ― George Orwell

"Writers don't write to get published.
They write for the love of writing.
Because if they were not writing,
they wouldn't know what to do."

My thoughts on writing:
- "Nobody likes the skin of the onion; they like the layers and layers underneath it."
- "The formulas in writing don't equate with those in math--they are always changing. But it's that change that makes it exciting."

ABOUT JOFLOWER:

Greetings. I have been a member on this site for over ten years and used to write teen fiction while I was in high school. Now in my mid-twenties, done college and university, I am pursing my love of writing again in hopes of getting published some day. It was difficult to find my creative voice again after years of structured essay writing, but now I'm getting more ideas than I can keep up with. I'm currently attempting to finish some of my Furuba FanFics to improve my writing skills. They are worth checking out!

I'm very introspective and reflective... which is probably why I love Fruits Basket so much, hahaha! Of the two FanFics that I'm focusing on finishing, "ShugoTenshi" is by far my favourite. It's more 3D and complex than "With Arms Wide Open" and maybe that's why I enjoy it so much more... I LOVE Akiten and am enchanted by her haunted intricacy... Throw Shigure and Ayame in there for sh!ts and giggles, and the poor child has no chance of closing up on herself... It's difficult to explain her inner turmoil and demons... how God's spirit is working through her to renew and strengthen the Juunishi bond in addition to the gifts that she already possesses... And when she will choose to turn against God's wishes... Well, that is another challenge to write altogether...

I only write Fruits Basket fanfiction because nothing has moved me enough like Fruits Basket (particularly the manga) to write fanfiction. My favourite characters are Shigure and Momiji. Momiji because he stirs my heart like no one else... and Shigure because he is the most intriguing... underneath the perverted humour... he's the most mysterious... I also aspire to be a novelist like him! Ha! These days I tend to lean more towards reading fanfics that feature Momiji or the Mabudachi Trio. Maybe that's part of the reason why I like "ShugoTenshi" so much... hahaha!

CURRENT FANFIC PROJECTS:

With Arms Wide Open (WAWO) - They say that true love conquers all, but Akito refuses to let them be together. What will he do when he finds out that Tohru's having a baby? Can Kyo & Tohru really be together in the end? Kyoru, Kyo's POV (Takes place after the anime, expected to be up to 95,000 words)

Child of God - ("Kami no Kodomo") - Akito let Shigure love her... only to find herself 16 & pregnant. Can light be born of darkness? Or something much worse? (a short prequel to "ShugoTenshi", up to 15,000 words) COMPLETE

ShugoTenshi ("Guardian Angel") - Tohru disappeared from their lives, but 10 years later, there was hope. And it came in the form of a small, malnourished girl, born from the womb of God and offering both Juunishi and child a second chance. But she is no ordinary child. A darkness surrounds her that she can barely contain. But God's spirit had chosen her. Shigure's unknown daughter is destined to renew the Juunishi bond... or will she? She can see the chains of the "bond" strangling them and she must decide if she really wants to rule over their lives with misery... or offer them hope and love? However, in doing so, she risks herself and anyone else near her... God may not approve of her actions. (AU, chap 97 spoilers, expected to be up to 150,000 words)

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Ripples by the Pond by Gia reviews
A wish Ayame made in the past sends Yuki reeling back in time. Finding himself sharing a class with the Mabudachi Trio, Yuki must find a way to keep his secret hidden or risk losing himself in the past forever.
Fruits Basket - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 67,764 - Reviews: 431 - Favs: 233 - Follows: 217 - Updated: 7/20/2014 - Published: 8/29/2003 - Ayame S., Yuki S.
Sovereign Victory by Ahkito reviews
Five months after Akito sleeps with Kureno and Shigure sleeps with Ren, Shigure returns and, a few days later, plays chess with Hatori and references these events and their stars in the midst of their game. Shigure/Hatori friendship fic. Nonyaoi. Rating for safety.
Fruits Basket - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,092 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Published: 6/1/2013 - Shigure S., Hatori S. - Complete
Milk, Powder, and Plastic Toys by pinksugarrush reviews
Five year old Kyo is stuck with Shigure, Hatori, and Ayame for three weeks while Kazuma is away. How is Kyo going to survive? How is Hatori? How are the three teens going to handle things when little Haru, Momiji, and Yuki come to play?
Fruits Basket - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,682 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 5/2/2013 - Published: 3/30/2013 - Kyo S., Shigure S., Hatori S.
Twisted by Sandra Phillips reviews
There's something about the sick irony of Hatori's life that makes Shigure wonder when exactly things had gotten so screwed up. Hatori x Shigure if you squint.
Fruits Basket - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,977 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Published: 10/25/2012 - Hatori S., Shigure S. - Complete
Spotted! by merrow reviews
It all started with a photo...(It's supposed to be humor, but keeps slipping into drama)
Fruits Basket - Rated: K - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 168,949 - Reviews: 501 - Favs: 359 - Follows: 225 - Updated: 11/4/2011 - Published: 3/5/2002
The Reason I Love You by zyeIN reviews
Kyo is now starting to remember most of the memories he once lost...but now that somebody was plotting something to ensure that Kyo's life ends, what will Yuki, Tohru and the rest of the Sohma's do?
Fruits Basket - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 47,291 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 9/19/2010 - Published: 6/6/2009 - Kyo S., Tohru H.
Like An Open Book by LinBean reviews
A not so simple Gureru AU. Shigure Sohma, successful writer and publisher of Sohma House & Co., has recently discovered that his wandering eyes and interest have been captured by none other than the very confrontational and sharp-tongued Tohru Honda.
Fruits Basket - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 42,232 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 5/19/2010 - Published: 3/19/2005 - Shigure S., Tohru H.
Enduring In Spite of it All by shnook35 reviews
Kyo and Tohru are in love, but they have been ripped away from each other by Akito. How will they be reunited?
Fruits Basket - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,352 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/14/2010 - Kyo S., Tohru H.
A Child's Laughter by coastal-spirit reviews
At the age of five, Akito was a serious child, not easily given to laughter. Contains spoilers for the whole of the Fruits Basket manga.
Fruits Basket - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,168 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/2/2009 - Akito S., Shigure S. - Complete
A Warm Place by R Junkie reviews
A continuation where the Anime left off. Kyo found some one to save him, but what about Yuki? Can anyone really save him from Akito? Now totally AU! Damn you, Takaya!
Fruits Basket - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 28 - Words: 135,119 - Reviews: 592 - Favs: 201 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 1/11/2009 - Published: 5/3/2003
The Little Girl Named Tohru by Kairi of Camen reviews
Kyo's life with his daughter has been turned upside down when she falls in love Yuki. What will he do when he finds out and will Yuki stay with her knowing the complicating age difference? She soon finds herself lost and confused. Sequal to 'Second Chance
Fruits Basket - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,652 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/1/2006 - Published: 8/2/2004
Omiai by Hae-jang Lee reviews
[AU] Tooru is in for an unexpected and unpleasant surprise. Her aunt has arranged a marriage for her with a mysterious doctor. On-going. Please R & R!
Fruits Basket - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,376 - Reviews: 185 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 6/27/2006 - Published: 2/6/2005
Hold On by Danyu reviews
Kyoru, Yukiru, and light Haru/Rin. Kyou has accepted his fate as the cat. Relationships change and the bond between he and Tohru is cemented forever. But he leaves something behind, something precious enough to give everyone the strength to hold on. COMPLETE.
Fruits Basket - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 30,141 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 163 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 2/18/2006 - Published: 9/3/2005 - [Kyo S., Tohru H.] Hatsuharu S., Yuki S. - Complete
Everything by Heartless reviews
Tohru's memory was erased. She becomes lost to the cursed Jyuunishi as she moves on to find happiness elsewhere.. Until one fateful day brings them together again, with heart breaking consequences for everyone and everything.
Fruits Basket - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 75,670 - Reviews: 323 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 1/19/2006 - Published: 8/15/2004
The Mabudachi Trio and a Baby Girl by hatori obsesser reviews
After the Mabudachi Trio, found a baby, which is a girl, with some help from their good friend, they are now taking care of her. But what comes of taking care of a little girl? Insanity? Humor? Chapter 8 is up! Spoliers starting at chapter 7.
Fruits Basket - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 11,486 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 7 - Updated: 12/29/2005 - Published: 1/7/2005
The Knight by Kairi of Camen reviews
Destined to live a life without love, the code states that love is "FORBIDDEN", but what happens when he falls for the one he is to protect? What will happen when he is caught, will he be killed, or will she die in his place? Kyoru
Fruits Basket - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,022 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/5/2005 - Published: 6/13/2004
Introduction to Noveltry 101 by Ayame Kazeai reviews
Welcome to the first in a series of lessons for aspiring young novelists, taught by master writer Shigure Sohma. Laugh, enjoy, and PAY ATTENTION.. because there's a test at the end of class!
Fruits Basket - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,133 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/4/2005 - Published: 11/13/2004
A love unspoken by KyouFan17 reviews
Sometimes when you love someone, it's best to let them go........But is it really for the best? KT
Fruits Basket - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 25,841 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12/31/2004 - Published: 7/21/2003 - Kyo S., Tohru H. - Complete
A Thousand Cranes by mochaaa reviews
Tohru and Kyo were childhood friends, but at the age of six he had to move away and left Tohru with only an origami crane to remember him by. After eleven years passed by, they met again. What sorts of things will happen? AU version RxR please! KxT
Fruits Basket - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,425 - Reviews: 251 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/6/2004 - Published: 7/4/2004
Solitude by Shinobu Blue reviews
(My 1st FanFic and Song Fic to Evanescence’s “Solitude”) Shinobu fights her emotions and feelings for Keitaro after Naru and Keitaro become a couple. Her diary is the only thing she has to confide in…
Love Hina - Rated: K - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,285 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/29/2003
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ShugoTenshi reviews
(Guardian Angel) "What can I say, Shigure? That when she was born, those of us that knew about her knew that she was not a normal child? And how can she be normal? She's the daughter of God for heaven's sake!" Their freedom: It was in her hands. How far must the Child of God go to break their chains when her destiny was to renew their bonds? (AU, extended summary inside)
Fruits Basket - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 34,528 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 1/29/2014 - Published: 6/23/2005 - Shigure S., Kyo S., Kureno S., OC
Child of God reviews
("Kami no Kodomo") Akito let Shigure love her... only to find herself 16 & pregnant. Can light be born of darkness? Or something much worse? More than anything, Hatori wanted to believe that the child was special. Surely, being the child of god meant something! (Rated M for mature content: steamy scenes, and dark themes - short prequel to "ShugoTenshi") Complete
Fruits Basket - Rated: M - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,316 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 1/29/2014 - Published: 12/20/2013 - Akito S., Shigure S., Hatori S., Kureno S. - Complete
With Arms Wide Open reviews
They say that true love conquers all, but Akito refuses to let them be together. What will he do when he finds out that Tohru's having a baby? Can Kyo & Tohru really be together in the end? Kyoru, Kyo's POV (Takes place where the Anime ends)
Fruits Basket - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 72,313 - Reviews: 354 - Favs: 213 - Follows: 176 - Updated: 12/15/2013 - Published: 5/28/2004 - Kyo S., Tohru H.
Angel's Son reviews
[oneshot songfic] His death was the ultimate sacrifice that freed the Sohmas of their curse. At his funeral, no one noticed the man reminiscing the memories of his fun-loving dead son, Momiji.
Fruits Basket - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,220 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/8/2005 - Momiji S. - Complete
Teddy Bear reviews
[oneshot songfic] 'I remember now... that night I thought I had buried... I took one look at your face and burst into tears. I was the son she never wanted, and the son that tore your life apart...' [Momiji & Father fic]
Fruits Basket - Rated: K - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,396 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 10 - Published: 4/10/2005 - Momiji S. - Complete
Hug Day reviews
Oh no... RUN SOHMAS! RUN! The girls in the student council create a new student activity day that involves little yarn pompoms, tons of chaos and LOTS OF HUGGING! How will our beloved Sohmas survive this dreadfully 'clingy' day?
Fruits Basket - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,102 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 3/19/2005 - Published: 12/1/2004 - Kyo S., Yuki S., Tohru H.
I Love You reviews
One-Shot Songfic to Neul [Waiting] by BoA [English Translations] She loves him with all of her heart, but she's come to question if her love is strong enough to free him from the painful curse that binds him...
Fruits Basket - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,215 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/31/2004 - Tohru H., Yuki S., Kyo S. - Complete
Romeo and Tohru reviews
Tohru, Yuki & Kyo have been late for school for the last time. As a punishment they must do janitorial work for 2 weeks & TAKE PART IN THE SCHOOL'S PRODUCTION OF ROMEO & JULIET! Yuki [Romeo], Kyo [Tybalt], Tohru [not Juliet?] Yukiru
Fruits Basket - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,417 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/13/2004 - Yuki S., Tohru H.