Author has written 21 stories for Grey's Anatomy.
Hi everyone, I'm Irene. I'm 21.
I study Modern Languages and Literature at the University of Bologna, that's why I write in English, and that's also why you don't have to expect flawless stories. I also know some German and French, though my writing skills in those languages kind of suck ;) I'm also learning Spanish, but I can hardly write a presentation at this point.
I played basketball for about 8 years, and I miss it dearly, though. I love photography as well, but I can only snap some shots while I'm not madly busy. It's months that my camera is just catching dust, poor thing...
Big, huge Grey's Anatomy fan, even if I find the Italian translation a bit off, so I keep watching them in English. I love everything about that TV show, even if I'm a hardcore fan of Meredith and Derek mostly; I'm currently watching Castle avidly as well; I am intrigued by The Mentalist and its quirkiness; I fell in love with Bones a couple of years ago, after my friends kept bugging me for a year to watch the 6th series and when I finally did it, I wanted to hit myself with a frying pan for missing out on such a show! The most recent crushes are Rizzoli & Isles for the incredibly witty humor and the badass female characters, and Suits because it's Suits and Harvey is a name with a nice ring to it. Let's not forget about the brand new Chicago Fire; it has firefighters in it, I think it's enough to keep watching! ;) I followed One Tree Hill for a while, and it was probably the show that started me up on writing fanfiction, some days I still mourn Fringe and Chuck, others I have that dull ache left after Private Practice ended.
I listen to all kinds of music, but lately I'm very into acoustic/indie stuff, like Kings of Convenience, all the acoustic recordings of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs give me shivers, Iron & Wine, Band of Horses, but also most of the songs I can find in the shows (Ben Leftwich and Bon Iver/Justin Vernon on top of them all). The most recent musical crush is with The National, and I can say they changed the way I look at the world some days. Most music I love can be found in the titles of my stories or in chapters and, despite how much I look around to find perfect titles, sometimes songs are just perfect. If you need some links whatsoever don't hesitate to ask, most of them could be found on YouTube without much ado though. Also, if I'm in the mood, Moby and Interpol can rock my world.
Feel free to send private messages and start conversations as well, I appreciate tips and corrections, even constructive criticism or if you simply want to chat and discuss my stories or shows.
Okay, on serious stuff, what you're here for, in the end, my stories. It's all Grey's Anatomy at the moment, but who knows...
Hope Is The Thing With Feathers: Post S8/plane crash story. It started out as a one shot but ended up being very Meredith and Derek centric. It's about love, loss, family ties and developing relationships. There's a lot of Zola here, and a lot of family fluff in some points, but it can get sad and emotional and it can require tissues at some point. It's the first story without songs in titles, not even in the main title, since it's the first line of a poem by Emily Dickinson. I put a lot of thought in that, but some chapters just wrote by themselves, and they keep writing by themselves. It's probably one of my dearest projects I have ever wrote, and I can't seem to stop writing about it. On-going, of course. It gets updated on Sundays, when I can keep up with the schedule. These days mostly every other Sunday.
I Missed You For 29 Years: The summer project I started fleshing out a year before the actual date I published it. It's a journey of discovery, a trip, a dream holiday I had for a long time. It's personal and might not be very exciting at first, I hope it will get better with the passing chapters. It's not all romance, but friendship has a big part in this too. Meredith is 21, fresh out of college and unsure if she wants to go to Med School. Derek is a second year resident in New York. Their paths will cross and collide, creating something magical. There will be trains, food, cars, rain, sun, cities, sightseeing, beaches and fun. On-going, though it goes slowly. [Big apologies for that.]
Playlist for the chapters' songs: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnQoyNAFDae9jKoDdz1NKnWjtI2XY9vjU
L, Is For The Way You Look At Me: aka Adjectives Series. This is somewhat a personal challenge. I read a similar project made for Bones by nattylovesjordy and I fell in love with the idea. I wrote down a few ideas and bang, I had the ground to start this story. It's a series of one-shots, ordered by the letters of the alphabet, all tied together with different adjectives, more or less meaningful for the story. I decided to explore my usual Meredith/Derek dynamic, since I was comfortable with it, going through meaningful moments or simply a way to fix what for me didn't feel good. It's healing and a challenge to just keep writing, and it ended up being strictly connected to the events on the show, more or less. I loved writing some of the stuff there, maybe only because I could make sense to a few storylines that had been floating in my head for a long time. Complete. 26 chapters, but I bet you knew this one already!
I made a YouTube playlist for the songs featured there, here's the link http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAC9D4C3CEF62D95D
Speaking of nattylovesjordy, I co-wrote a Castle one-shot with her, Easter themed, involving them trying to create the perfect Easter now that they are a couple. It started out as a challenge, and we ended up having so much fun! Here's the link. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9147990/1/
Love Is A Doing Word: MerDer AU. Derek divorced Addison and moved to Seattle with his red-haired 4 year old, Eden. They bump into Meredith on his first day and from that moment on, things change for both of them. I'm very proud of this story because it's my first AU. I worked on it for a while, then simply decided it was worth publishing. It paid off every bit. 46 chapters. Complete.
You See All My Light And You Love My Dark: MerDer. My beginning of S8, inspired by Everything by Alanis Morissette. It follows the aftermath of the argument in the residents locker room, exploring both Derek and Meredith's PoVs, outlined with the lyrics of the song. Derek will leave Seattle and Meredith will have to handle Zola alone, together with work, the board decision and trying to bring back Alex home. Minor appearances of other characters as well. 13 chapters. Complete.
Pizza House: One-shot. Crazy one-shot. It involves Grey's Anatomy as a whole cast, pizza and Mike, a delivery boy I made up for the purpose of this story. Probably one of the best things I could pick up from my real-life move to Bologna for university and transform into something funny. It's light and spans through all major events in the show, up to mid/a quarter of Season 8. Everything is simply seen from another perspective. Oh and I like food, so it's a win-win!
I Need My Girl: One-shot. Post 8x21. What if Meredith got her moment with Zola on her chest? I was itching to write it, so I just took a day off and published it. Inspired by Meredith and Cristina's conversations in the episode and the The National's song with the same exact title. Mainly about Meredith missing Zola, but Derek will be there too, don't worry.
Soft Shock: Post prom in S2. MerDer. I had this idea in my head for a while, and I just gave in at some point. I'm really happy about a couple of those chapters in there. It's a classic storyline, explored so many times, but I hope I had changes and twisted it just enough to make it interesting. It really needs editing, but I'll get around it when I won't have any more ideas and nothing to do (so probably never). 25 chapters. Complete. With a sequel (see below)
Thank You, aka Seventeen Years Later: Sequel of Soft Shock. It's very very AU at this point, features the life in the Shepherds' house in the woods 17 years later after Grace's birth. Grace is a young woman already, and she has also two brothers Kieran, 14, Derek carbon-copy, reserved and quiet kid, and Nathan, 6, a tornado, the only child that somehow is more like Meredith, even in character. Some minor appearances of the other characters all throughout the story, when secrets from the past will be revealed and bits and pieces from their lives will be explored. 21 chapters. Complete.
You Suddenly Complete Me: MerDer. First multichapter story I have actually put together. It would need some polishing, and I might do it someday, but for now, it stays that way. It's my take on how S7 could have unfolded, picking up a little after the shooting just like Shonda did, but withway less drama. It was therapeutical, more than anything. 33 chapters. Complete.
Me In You: One-shot, MerDer. A moment during the S&M. Meredith reflects upon their current relationship with Derek. Inspired by a stanza of Oscar Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol I had in my English book back in high school. I just stumbled upon it while I was bored in lesson, and this is what happens when you fill sheets of paper with stories instead of paying attention to your nice teacher.
I Fear Your Closed Eyes: AU. Derek goes to Afghanistan to work with his sister Amelia at a Red Cross camp, Meredith will stay in Seattle. How the separation will affect the both of them? How will they cope with the distance? What is Meredith hiding? Three-shot. Probably AU, even it the premise could fit in the Grey's storyline. I don't know a lot about military life, but I tried to make it as believable as possible. Complete. Open for a sequel or a fill-the-gaps story, not quite yet though. Possibly never.
Many more ideas are building up in my hard drive, but let's focus on the ongoing stories for now, shall we? And university too, yeah, right ;)
Kudos to whoever read my whole profile, I would have stopped after like, the first two lines ;) You people out there are great!
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