Rose from the Dark
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Joined 11-26-10, id: 2631009, Profile Updated: 09-22-14
Author has written 11 stories for Legend of Zelda, Death Note, Junjō Romantica, and Yu-Gi-Oh.

"As if his whole vocation

Were endless imitation"

Wordsworth, "Ode: Imitations of Immortality"

'Tis what we do as fanfiction writers, is it not? Ah, someday I will publish something original, but for now I am here, catering to my whims and (hopefully) yours in the form of stories about characters we all already know and love.


A little about myself:

I am a girl, a college grad, a nerd. I know far too much about the Legend of Zelda-verse and I have a tendency to quote Yu-Gi-Oh the Abridged Series no matter how inappropriate the situation. My pen name is a combination of my middle name and the Yu-Gi-Oh card Despair from the Dark.


In case you were wondering:

My pen name did used to be xShadowRose521x. I changed it. Why? I just like the new one better :)

My newest story is a LoZ fic called A Shadow Resurrected - a Link/Sheik fic set in Twilight Princess Hyrule. It will be epic and it will be cute, so check it out if shink is your cup of tea :) It will be updated fairly regularly. Shadowed Waters, on the other hand, is on hiatus until I find some inspiration to finish it.

There is fanart for some of my stories! Check out MyDearAssassin's Deviantart page for some fun pictures by an excellent artist, (

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Legacy: Seniors, Freshmen, and a Learning Experience by Classy Abigail reviews
Yami, Bakura, and Marik are in their final year of highschool. They're the most popular guys in school, but everyone has their problems. Three unique freshmen are out to teach them a thing or two. YamixHikari as main pairings. Complete!
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 46,726 - Reviews: 326 - Favs: 254 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 6/5 - Published: 8/18/2008 - Yami Yūgi, Yūgi M. - Complete
Of Elevators and Muses by S. Yang Lau reviews
Bakura takes an interest in Ryou, his enigmatic neighbor. Confident that he is Ryou's only hope for normalcy, Bakura makes it a priority to better Ryou's life, much to the latter's initial distaste. However, no good deed goes unpunished; as Bakura falls victim to confusing feelings for the man, a Ryou integrated in society is a Ryou who no longer has time for Bakura. RXB. AU
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 17 - Words: 138,972 - Reviews: 477 - Favs: 359 - Follows: 181 - Updated: 12/3/2012 - Published: 1/15/2010 - R. Bakura, Yami Bakura - Complete
Perfect by Elle Seren reviews
Highschool AU. Bakura: Has a keen eye on the strange new kid. Ryou: Is terrified of Mariku who he shares a strange past with. Malik: Is the exotic new kid in a class full of kids older than him. Mariku: Is in love with Ryou. Thiefshipping/Deathshipping!
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 35 - Words: 140,283 - Reviews: 443 - Favs: 227 - Follows: 128 - Updated: 3/24/2012 - Published: 9/6/2010 - Yami Bakura, Marik I. - Complete
Hit List by zestycrouton reviews
AU. It all started as a typical day at Ordon High, until a sudden school shooting turns the life of Link Hero upside down. Now, surrounded by enemies, can Link save his friends and escape the school alive?
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 190,888 - Reviews: 403 - Favs: 430 - Follows: 167 - Updated: 2/12/2012 - Published: 3/25/2007 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Pedestal by Digital Skitty reviews
For some people, training isn't easy. For some people, training is beyond easy. Unfortunately, for me, training is beyond hard. Double weaknesses, attacked by wild Pokemon, mistrust of trainers, and much more. I just CAN'T catch a break, can I?
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 160 - Words: 545,006 - Reviews: 3590 - Favs: 1,965 - Follows: 740 - Updated: 10/3/2011 - Published: 2/17/2009 - OC - Complete
Everything by Elle Seren reviews
Ryou Bakura: A typical high school boy who has the task of fitting in as a gay dancer. Ishtar Marik: Anything but a typical high school boy, surrounded by rumours, and a serious attitude that doesn't help. Ryou never was one to judge though. Canon!
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 85,256 - Reviews: 182 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 8/2/2011 - Published: 2/1/2011 - R. Bakura, Marik I. - Complete
Marik & Bakura Go To Censored Town by Little Kuriboh reviews
Thiefshipping up the wazoo in this fic written for charity.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Parody/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 23,969 - Reviews: 425 - Favs: 647 - Follows: 166 - Updated: 5/31/2011 - Published: 5/1/2011 - Marik I., Yami Bakura - Complete
Basketball, Love, and Hidden Secrets by FluffySnowflake reviews
AU. High school fic. Shink. Sheik moves to a new boarding school, closed up and anti-social. Can the most popular guy in school, basketball superstar Link, bring him out of his shell? Or will his mysterious past keep him from opening up? Sheik's P.O.V.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 28,574 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 3/23/2011 - Published: 2/2/2011 - Link, Sheik - Complete
Having Fun Yet? by CrimsonEyes27 reviews
What happens when our favorite Sheikah and pointy-eared Hero are stuck together in a gondola on a chilly ski trip? A whole lot of cute, that's what! Just a bit of LinkxSheik fluff, contains yaoi. Reviews are very much appreciated!
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,580 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Published: 2/23/2011 - Link, Sheik
My Life as a Teenage Vampire by lucidscreamer reviews
Actor Yami Kingson makes a bad vampire movie, lusts after his costar Yugi, plots to murder the agent who got him into this mess, and maybe falls in love. "What do you mean my character SPARKLES?" AU parody of the Twilight movies/fandom
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,356 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 184 - Follows: 24 - Published: 2/23/2011 - Yūgi M., Yami Yūgi - Complete
Bound by Blood by VampireWriter144 reviews
Blood curses are ugly and the one enslaving Sheik is no different. When Sheik's curse forces him betray Link, emotions run high and long hidden secrets emerge as he struggles to salvage his relationship with Link or risk losing the one he loves forever.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 68,845 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 146 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 9/23/2010 - Published: 6/15/2010 - Link, Sheik - Complete
A Persistent Shadow by Snap Change reviews
The Pharaoh uses a spell to force Yami Bakura out of Ryou's body, but unfortunately for Ryou it doesn't work quite as well as intended. Bakura x Ryou, Complete
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Mystery - Chapters: 28 - Words: 101,771 - Reviews: 474 - Favs: 559 - Follows: 147 - Updated: 7/4/2010 - Published: 3/12/2010 - R. Bakura, Yami Bakura - Complete
Soul Mates by andrhats reviews
Navi is killed by Link's shadow inside the Water Temple, leaving the Hero of Time gravely injured, and Sheik is forced to accompany him more thoroughly on his quest. But the shadow is not satisfied. Yaoi/shounen-ai is contained herein. FINISHED!
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 147 - Words: 603,180 - Reviews: 2083 - Favs: 489 - Follows: 153 - Updated: 1/3/2010 - Published: 1/2/2009 - Link, Sheik - Complete
Just Like Magic! by Vermillion Lies reviews
A fairy tale gone wrong in which Suzaku finds the wrong castle and Lelouch is a not-princess with some serious family issues. SuzaLulu.
Code Geass - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 79,503 - Reviews: 718 - Favs: 804 - Follows: 274 - Updated: 8/14/2009 - Published: 3/22/2009 - Lelouch L., Suzaku K. - Complete
The End Is Near by Tierfal reviews
A horrible day gets a bit bet - er, worse - when Mello discovers that a certain albino boy has disa-Neared. Matt, Mello, L, and Light set out to find him, come hell, high water, or chocolate shortages. Well, maybe not those. Matt/Mello, Light/L.
Death Note - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 61,931 - Reviews: 986 - Favs: 598 - Follows: 148 - Updated: 1/26/2009 - Published: 11/17/2008 - Light Y., L - Complete
How to Save a Life by LawliPop reviews
True love stories don't always have happy endings. // MalikxRyou // COMPLETE!
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 62,635 - Reviews: 144 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 12/11/2008 - Published: 9/16/2006 - R. Bakura, Marik I. - Complete
Please, Stay by Winds of Water reviews
Roy teams up with Edward to pull off the most dangerous mission to date... Roy's mother, in order to cover up a lie Roy told her. It's just acting though, right? Pretending to be engaged is just another mission. So why is it becoming so personal? Roy/Ed
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 60,323 - Reviews: 286 - Favs: 696 - Follows: 119 - Updated: 7/10/2008 - Published: 6/26/2008 - Edward E., Roy M. - Complete
Aceilux by Wyna Hiros reviews
Zelda 64:Ocarina of Time. There are those who do not look kindly upon the lusts of a corrupt Queen... PostOoT, some AU. Suggested Sheik plus Zelda, Link x Sheik slash. Sheikcentric COMPLETED!
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 101,206 - Reviews: 440 - Favs: 408 - Follows: 147 - Updated: 2/2/2008 - Published: 7/28/2003 - Sheik, Link - Complete
A Means of Communication by Yami hitokiri reviews
AU Yugi is a regular teenager and Atemu, the internationally known rock star, is his god. Yugi makes a friend online whose friendship grows into something more. What he doesn't know is that his god and his friend are the same person. Shounenai YYY BR M? COMPLETE!
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 72,354 - Reviews: 1157 - Favs: 916 - Follows: 229 - Updated: 6/27/2007 - Published: 11/19/2006 - Yūgi M., Atem - Complete
Lingering Fragments by Askani Blue reviews
Nothing is ever gone and sometimes masks are as real as the faces behind them. LinkxSheik Post OoT and Majora's Mask.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 99,349 - Reviews: 254 - Favs: 325 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 4/24/2007 - Published: 12/27/2006 - Link, Sheik - Complete
Only in Hyrule by CrazygurlMadness reviews
I don't know whether or not I'll become queen, I'm running against a tyrant, every single one of my friends is nuts, and all I want to do is jump my hot blonde publicist's bones. I, Zelda Harkinian, am royally screwed. AU Zelink. 2007 UFO Awards Winner
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 130,308 - Reviews: 1037 - Favs: 784 - Follows: 157 - Updated: 1/14/2007 - Published: 9/6/2006 - Zelda, Link - Complete
Maktub by notavodkashot reviews
To understand, they would need to be born again, and see that everything has been written already, in the shifting sands and the fallen stars. SheikLink. Not AU. Trust me.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 37,657 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 253 - Follows: 20 - Published: 5/15/2006 - Link, Sheik - Complete
Legend of Zelda: The Return by Rose Zemlya reviews
Takes place after OoT with the assumption that Link lost all of his memories of the events in the game when Zelda sent him back in time. COMPLETE
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 42 - Words: 232,633 - Reviews: 1537 - Favs: 1,921 - Follows: 342 - Updated: 10/31/2003 - Published: 7/7/2001 - Link, Zelda - Complete
The Child Who Suffers by Wingleader Sora Jade reviews
AU. Yugi, Ryou, and Malik are put into foster care, all for the same reason: child abuse. They are taken in by three millionaire brothers... (nope, not the Kaibas. ^^)
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,397 - Reviews: 175 - Favs: 239 - Follows: 31 - Published: 12/31/2002
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A Shadow Resurrected reviews
After a year of peace Midna calls on Link and Zelda for help, but to save her and all of Hyrule they must resurrect a certain Sheikah warrior that died long ago, Link/Sheik, yaoi
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 136,819 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 119 - Updated: 4/30 - Published: 1/19/2012 - Link, Sheik - Complete
Holding Out for a Hero reviews
Mello cannot fathom why he decided to take this 8:00 AM class, but, hey, at least it gives him ample time to play his favorite game: "How awkward can I make Matt feel today?" Matt/Mello, College AU, one-shot!
Death Note - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,472 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 19 - Published: 6/14/2013 - Mello, Matt - Complete
What is Morp Spelled Backward? reviews
Yugi, Ryou, and Malik want to get dates to prom. And they have a plan. However, when Yami, Bakura, and Mariku are involved things never turn out quite as expected... all Yami/Hikari pairings, oneshot.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,727 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/18/2012 - R. Bakura, Yami Bakura - Complete
Birthday Blunders reviews
Bakura forgets Ryou's birthday and attempts to bake him a cake to make up for it. But things don't go exactly as planned... Tendershipping with some implied Bronze and Puzzle! Oneshot for CrimsonEyes27 - Happy Birthday!
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,190 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/26/2012 - R. Bakura, Yami Bakura - Complete
18 Holes of Tendershipping reviews
Ryou and Bakura go mini golfing! Cuteness ensues! Multi-chapter drabble - one for each hole
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 9,786 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 1/11/2012 - Published: 8/15/2011 - R. Bakura, Yami Bakura - Complete
Make the Yuletide Gay reviews
"It will be funny because we aren't actually gay!" And then Bakura had just stared some more, wondering why he had ever partnered up in this so obviously-in-denial-about-his-sexuality dude-that-looks-like-a-chick... Thiefshipping Christmas One-shot!
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,567 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Published: 12/24/2011 - Marik I., Yami Bakura - Complete
Mazed and Confused reviews
Ryou, Bakura, Malik, and Mariku decide to take on a corn maze. What could go wrong? ... Need I say more? Deathshipping, Thiefshipping, and surprise...?
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,696 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/11/2011 - Marik I., Yami Bakura - Complete
Circular Logic reviews
L knows Light is Kira. L wishes he wasn't. What can Light do? Or, better question, what does he want to do? This is Light and L's story. LightxL, contains yaoi. Two-Shot!
Death Note - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,984 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 7/10/2011 - Published: 1/28/2011 - L, Light Y. - Complete
Shadowed Waters reviews
Discord arises between the Hylians and the Zoras when people start mysteriously disappearing from Lake Hylia but could this be part of something greater and more evil than anyone thought? And where does Agitha fit in to all this? Set 7 years after TP
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 68,209 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 7/7/2011 - Published: 12/19/2010 - Agitha, Ralis
To Kill an Angel reviews
Misaki's parents didn't die in a car crash, they were killed by a sarcastic demon, now living in Misaki's own head. The only way to get rid of him? To kill an angel, of course. But what happens when the only angel around happens to be the man you love?
Junjō Romantica - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 23,742 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 6/29/2011 - Published: 5/12/2011 - A. Usami, Misaki T. - Complete
The Music of Perfection reviews
AU, Link wants to hear Sheik play his lyre. Sheik claims he doesn't play anymore. The reason why? Well, you'll just have to read to find out!
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,822 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/3/2011 - Link, Sheik - Complete