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Joined 10-07-10, id: 2567555, Profile Updated: 09-01-12
Author has written 52 stories for Merlin, Torchwood, and True Blood.

As well as now writing Merlin stories, I have done a fair bit of Torchwood FF on the site 'Teaspoon And An Open Mind' under the penname Danse Macabre. Might post a bit of that on here as well. I use fan fiction to keep my mind writing while I'm doing other things, like editing the novels I have written and hope to get published someday. Playing with characters that are not my own keep my thoughts going, and it really is a good way to test how you write, what ideas you can use and get good feedback.

Reviewers always really help me hone what I need to know, show where my strengths are, and what bits I might need to concentrate on, and really help shape my style. I need you guys...

And don't worry, even if I do not update a story in a while, it is not forgotten I still chip away at all of them... sometimes I need to write something else to get my mind going. I do not give up on any of them.

Someone suggested in a review (sorry, I can't remember who , and I'm too lazy to go looking now, I'll track it down later,) that I list the Exile series in order in my profile, so it's easy for people to work out, so. It is the only series I have so.

Exiles Series

The Scheme of Things

Hard Choices

The Order of Things

A Close Shave

Snowed In

The Battle for Camelot

Blossoming.

Release

I'm also playing with the new images function, but I'm not using anything to do with the TV. All the pictures are animals from the farm I work at. As a basic rule I am using them to signify things.

Dandelion - the Alpaca; is my avatar.

The Fox - represents stories that are finished.

I am hunting for things to represent the 'Obligations' and 'Exiles' series'. When I find them, I will load them up.

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Twisted Destiny reviews
Modern AU. A boy called Arthur is kidnapped off the streets, and from that he finds out that people, places and events might not be what they seem. He is due to fight a battle, and everyone involved has their work cut out to get him ready.
Merlin - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 112,426 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 4/14 - Published: 1/4/2011 - Arthur, Uther - Complete
Once and Future reviews
A new king rides through a village and finds a mother and son somewhat fascinating. The developing relationships might be enough to change the course of the future, as Merlin becomes a prince and Hunith almost a queen. I'm what iffing... again!
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 35 - Words: 138,796 - Reviews: 395 - Favs: 443 - Follows: 542 - Updated: 3/25 - Published: 11/21/2011 - Merlin, Hunith
Underlying Problems reviews
Modern AU. In a world of prejudice a little boy works his way into the Pendragon's hearts, and the change starts from there.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 12 - Words: 42,719 - Reviews: 264 - Favs: 280 - Follows: 439 - Updated: 3/13 - Published: 6/7/2012 - Merlin
Into The Fold reviews
AU that spins off from a point in time that will be explained. A bruised and battered Ianto knows there is only one person he can call on to help him.
Torchwood - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 22 - Words: 55,695 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 253 - Updated: 2/3 - Published: 1/19/2011 - Ianto J., Jack H.
The Brats reviews
Arthur is a brat, Morgana is his older sister, several other people are brattish and Merlin is a miracle. Modern AU, further chapters may follow but will work as stand alone chapters which do follow a loose story arc.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,555 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 11/26/2013 - Published: 6/13/2013 - Morgana, Merlin, Arthur, Uther - Complete
Tavern Drabbles reviews
Merlin appears to spend a huge amount of time in 'the tavern'. Arthur is determined to stop this. The only problem is... Arthur has to find the right tavern in order to do so. Complete and utter silliness in story form... ;-
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 17 - Words: 2,433 - Reviews: 219 - Favs: 131 - Follows: 235 - Updated: 9/5/2013 - Published: 8/15/2012 - Arthur, Merlin
Knights In Various Armour reviews
Following on from 'Knight In Shining Armour'. Arthur and Merlin move on with their lives and bring people along with them. This story does not work in a straight timeline. Dates will shift between months and will be labelled to follow the storyline.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 9 - Words: 27,651 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 120 - Updated: 9/4/2013 - Published: 6/10/2011 - Merlin, Arthur
Fear reviews
Jack need saving from something very, very scary! Ianto of course is the hero.
Torchwood - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,294 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/14/2013 - Jack H., Ianto J. - Complete
Lost Not Forgotten reviews
Twenty years on from Queen Morgana's fall, King Merlin of Camelot realises he cannot keep the painful Pendragon history to himself as it becomes clear that the prophecy of the Once and Future King will not be denied, and it is his son who will live through the tale. (Complicated sounding but keep reading and it will explain itself.)
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,077 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 10 - Published: 8/14/2013 - Merlin, Arthur
Picture Perfect: The Aftermath Of What Was Before reviews
Following on from Merlin's sudden awakening, the people in his life are forced to reassess their boundaries and while Arthur desperately fights to get his job back he discovers that his talents mean there is more to him that just his job title. And while all that goes on Arthur and Merlin still have to face what happened, and what they did for each other.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Crime - Chapters: 9 - Words: 34,123 - Reviews: 135 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 203 - Updated: 7/7/2013 - Published: 8/24/2012 - Arthur, Merlin
Troubled Waters reviews
A king's raids into Camelot's lands opens up some old family wounds. It leaves one knight fighting for his soul, as well as his life.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 29,788 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 100 - Updated: 6/19/2013 - Published: 11/5/2012 - Gwaine
Return To Innocence reviews
After a slight accident in the Hub, the team end up looking after an infant Ianto.
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 12 - Words: 59,023 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 4/21/2013 - Published: 1/6/2013 - Jack H., Ianto J. - Complete
Innocence reviews
Jack has a little bit of an accident, leaving Ianto and the others to look after him. A minor amount of chaos then ensues.
Torchwood - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 32 - Words: 79,821 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 4/2/2013 - Published: 7/10/2011 - Jack H., Ianto J. - Complete
Obligations Of A Friend reviews
Chapter One: After the council's routine testing of Arthur, Merlin comforts him in a rather unexpected fashion. Chapter Two: Merlin discovers the best way to comfort Arthur, is with Gwaine.
Merlin - Rated: M - English - Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,928 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 2/20/2013 - Published: 8/15/2011 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Strands Together reviews
Once he has lost Arthur Merlin loses his purpose, so he devotes himself to other people's. This continues on from the end of series five, the story works in snippets, one shots and in any way that thoughts and feelings come.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,033 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 19 - Published: 2/7/2013 - Merlin
Golden Prince reviews
AU story. Arthur Pendragon knew nothing but the life of a slave, passed around the kings and nobles of the land at their whims, until he is claimed by a Dragonlord, Merlin, and something simple slowly gets increasingly complicated.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 24 - Words: 103,419 - Reviews: 295 - Favs: 206 - Follows: 230 - Updated: 12/19/2012 - Published: 4/23/2012 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Once And Future: (In)Fidelity reviews
Set in the 'Once And Future' AU. Hunith works out part of her place in the scheme of things as Cenred overreacts, and Merlin appears to think the world can be fixed with generous portions of pudding.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,453 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/14/2012 - Hunith, Cenred - Complete
Bonded reviews
AU story. Uther Pendragon gets revenge on sorcercy by twisting it to his own purpose. When he follows up reports of a young sorcerer living in one of the outlying villages, it becomes apparent that Arthur and Merlin's destiny remains entwined. Some Merlin/Arthur slash.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 35 - Words: 106,387 - Reviews: 286 - Favs: 365 - Follows: 345 - Updated: 11/7/2012 - Published: 10/15/2010 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
A Dark And Stormy Knight reviews
Merlin gets into trouble and Percival helps him out - more than once. It's not slash unless you think like that... that's up to you.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Humor/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,432 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 156 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 10/15/2012 - Published: 1/27/2012 - Percival, Merlin - Complete
Knight In Fluffy Armour reviews
Set within the story 'Knight In Shining Armour' after Merlin meets a certain friend of Arthur's. Also entitled 'Why Merlin Is NEVER Left Alone With Gwaine'.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,478 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/1/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Yes Sire! reviews
Set after ep 4 X 07 'The Secret Sharer', Merlin makes his displeasure at Arthur's behaviour known, in a way that Arthur will actually notice.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,189 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 16 - Published: 7/12/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Picture Perfect reviews
Modern AU. Psychiatrist Arthur Pendragon takes on a new patient, Merlin Emrys, who is the victim of a brutal crime. Arthur's professional and personal life clash as the case in question was investigated by none other than DCS Uther Pendragon.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 85,617 - Reviews: 396 - Favs: 361 - Follows: 315 - Updated: 6/14/2012 - Published: 7/27/2011 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Refraction reviews
AU story using the 'what if' premise. Accidental changes to fate happen, so when Merlin's destiny is tampered with, events slowly start to put things back on track.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 36 - Words: 133,438 - Reviews: 340 - Favs: 274 - Follows: 244 - Updated: 6/11/2012 - Published: 3/1/2011 - Merlin, Balinor - Complete
Collateral Damage reviews
Trapped in a rather desperate situation Arthur does two things that Merlin never thought possible. Will probably work as a one shot but I might add a short chapter to round off. Contains a mild ish torture scenes.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,259 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 32 - Published: 4/24/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Obligations Of A Knight reviews
The fourth in the 'Obligations' series, set around ep 4x11. Merlin pushes Arthur too far, and emotions run high as Gwaine's deepening feelings are revealed, causing divisions between duty and emotion for everyone involved.
Merlin - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 16,327 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 3/21/2012 - Published: 12/26/2011 - Gwaine, Merlin - Complete
The Exiles: Release reviews
Continuing the 'Exiles' series. Things move on a pace in Camelot as things are found out, and hard decisions are made.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 16,657 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 3/4/2012 - Published: 4/15/2011 - Gwen/Guinevere, Uther - Complete
Hurt reviews
Arthur dismisses Merlin as insignificant, Merlin is hurt, and Arthur realises that is not the way to protect his servant.
Merlin - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,996 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 201 - Follows: 139 - Updated: 2/14/2012 - Published: 9/21/2011 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Inconsiderate reviews
The knights discover that Merlin has some issues with their campside etiquette, and set about trying to retify it.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,475 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 237 - Follows: 24 - Published: 10/25/2011 - Merlin - Complete
Three Kids And A Baby reviews
Previously titled 'Playtime'. An accident in the hub leaves Ianto and Rhys trying to fix the problem. Not easy when the rest of the team are a little incapacitated.
Torchwood - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,897 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 8/20/2011 - Published: 8/5/2011 - Ianto J., Rhys W. - Complete
Mysterious Boy reviews
Merlin drags the dragon in for a conversation, so he can learn about his father, Balinor. NB Chapter 2 now corrected since reviews pointed out that Balinor cannot be a Dragonlord if his father is alive, I've changed the emphasis
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,411 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 8/11/2011 - Published: 4/8/2011 - The Great Dragon/Kilgharrah, Balinor
Hostage Situation reviews
Arthur and Merlin are captured by bandits, and negotiating for their safety leaves them depending on each other.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 16 - Words: 46,475 - Reviews: 546 - Favs: 760 - Follows: 409 - Updated: 7/21/2011 - Published: 1/23/2011 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Feline Frolics reviews
Arthur is under the influence of an enchantment, and Merlin has to look after him. Arthur, of course, is not going to make it easy.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 27,984 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 6/10/2011 - Published: 5/4/2011 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Obligations Of A Servant reviews
Sequel story to 'Obligations Of An Heir'. As the situations change around Camelot, Merlin ends up in another relationship, which leads him to discover a new world of complications, when his sex-life appears to convert into his love-life.
Merlin - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 12 - Words: 25,471 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 5/12/2011 - Published: 3/21/2011 - Merlin, Gwaine - Complete
The Foundling reviews
Merlin has a rather odd accident; Gaius and Arthur are stretched to breaking point, while Merlin sees the world in a whole new light. Mainly fluff, with the odd shreds of angst and drama.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 20 - Words: 47,054 - Reviews: 333 - Favs: 512 - Follows: 261 - Updated: 5/4/2011 - Published: 10/17/2010 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Searching reviews
Eric stumbles upon something that he doesn't quite know how to deal with.
True Blood - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 501 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/19/2011 - Eric N.
The Exiles: Blossoming reviews
Following 'The Battle For Camelot'. After Arthur takes his role as Regent, he leaves the care of his damaged father to Gwen. And Gwen finds her relationship with Uther blossoming. Not slash
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 24,840 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 3/20/2011 - Published: 1/10/2011 - Gwen/Guinevere, Uther - Complete
The Exiles: A Close Shave reviews
My little band are back! The exiles have a run in with an old enemy, which naturally lands Arthur in a spot of bother, and a cage.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,604 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 3/17/2011 - Published: 3/13/2011 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Obligations Of An Heir reviews
Arthur is expected to fill his role. Merlin finds out that he has led a very sheltered life, and the prince seems to want to keep it that way. This story contains some graphic scenes.
Merlin - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 19,516 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 3/12/2011 - Published: 2/14/2011 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Drunken Knights reviews
Silly one-shot story. Leon talks too much, Arthur can't hold his drink, Merlin's ears are assaulted, Gwaine learns more about being a knight and Lancelot gets stuck in the middle.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,102 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 191 - Follows: 20 - Published: 2/19/2011 - Complete
Teething Troubles reviews
Jack's in pain, Ianto deals with him in his own unique way.
Torchwood - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,347 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/20/2011 - Ianto J., Jack H. - Complete
The Exiles: The Battle For Camelot reviews
The exiles rescue a group of druids from an attack and learn some disturbing news, some of which comes from Merlin. They are forced to risk everything as they return to Camelot, in an attempt to save the kingdom.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 24,802 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 148 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 1/4/2011 - Published: 12/19/2010 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Knight In Shining Armour reviews
Modern day AU. From the moment they encounter each other Arthur seems destined to become Merlin's knight in shining armour.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 34,690 - Reviews: 226 - Favs: 429 - Follows: 127 - Updated: 1/1/2011 - Published: 11/21/2010 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Ow! reviews
Silly missing scene from episode 03x12, explaining the reason why Arthur took Merlin on his mission to retrive the cup of life. The title becomes self explanatory.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 444 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/29/2010 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Exiles: Snowed In reviews
2ND PART ADDED! Part of the series I have planned for my team of runaway knights set after 'The Order Of Things' while they are in exile. Merlin, Arthur and the others take refuge during a snow storm, and being at close quarters can get interesting
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,224 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 12/23/2010 - Published: 12/18/2010 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Order Of Things reviews
Follows on from 'The Scheme Of Things' and 'Hard Choices'. Uther finds out about Merlin.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,934 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 194 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 12/16/2010 - Published: 12/12/2010 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Hard Choices reviews
Following on from my story 'The Scheme Of Things', the knights who know about Merlin, have to make some decisions, and so do Arthur and Merlin.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,078 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 248 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 12/2/2010 - Published: 11/4/2010 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Spring Cleaning reviews
Arthur spring cleans, Merlin finds himself cleaning more than he thought. no slash
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,188 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/15/2010 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Scheme Of Things reviews
Arthur finds out the truth.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 20,836 - Reviews: 188 - Favs: 500 - Follows: 147 - Updated: 11/2/2010 - Published: 10/21/2010 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
An Interesting Conversation reviews
Arthur and Merlin go looking for something in the castle vaults, they talk and Arthur reveals his mischievous side.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 507 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/30/2010 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Never Knew He Cared reviews
When Merlin is brutally attacked, the resulting events surprise everyone. The story is set early in Series One, before The Poisoned Chalice, and definately after Valiant. This story is not slash.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 9 - Words: 14,902 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 388 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 10/24/2010 - Published: 10/11/2010 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Never Leave reviews
Merlin comes back from a trip, to a rather surprising welcome.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 970 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 261 - Follows: 22 - Published: 10/23/2010 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Ordinary World reviews
Merlin feels compelled to go home to speak to his mother. set after the end of S2
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,139 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/22/2010 - Merlin, Hunith - Complete