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Joined 03-12-11, id: 2788120, Profile Updated: 04-03-14
Author has written 23 stories for Naruto.

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Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening! Whatever time of day or night (go to sleep) it is for you, welcome to my profile.

Most Recent Activity and Updates:

Here I post silly or serious (mainly silly) updates about me, my writing and my FanFiction.Net website activity. I predict (badly) when I plan to update what, explain why it's taken me so long and share with you my future writing plans. Some updates may stay longer than others, depending on what I feel like and what is still relevant.

30th March: Happy Mother's Day! My next Amnesia chapter is up, and a sequel chapter to A Competition of Lesser Violence. A NaruSaku Collection chapter will be next, then a short story as promised. I actually hope to get the next Amnesia chapter up fairly soon too. April maybe? Only time will tell...

1st April: I am finally finishing transferring my written stories from my phone to my computer. Afterwards, I think my uploads will increase, especially for the NaruSaku Collection. Only 220 left to transfer which I will work on again after work tomorrow. They may take a little while to sort out. It will be interesting to see the total word count and number of stories I have started.

3rd April: "I'm enjoying my break from writing essays" she said... Three days later I got back my essay with changes to do plus another one to write. Booo.


WARNING: Very long ramble of information.

A little about me:

I am a nineteen year old female from the United Kingdom. I work Monday-Friday, nine to five (what a way to make a livin’). I used to have much more time on my hands before this, so my uploads have become a lot more sporadic. I plan to upload much more frequently in 2014.

A little about my writing:

I believe I was 16 when I decided I wanted to try writing. I write for fun and to improve writing ability, as well as to entertain some of you. I always welcome and encourage constructive criticism - that’s highly appreciated. Feel free to point out any errors in my writing (no matter how small and don’t worry, I don’t bite). I've been gradually improving over time, but I still have a long, long way to go. I don't have a beta reader although I'm very happy to discuss plot, grammar, sentence structure etc. with any of you. It always interests me to hear your opinion.

I write the majority of my stories on the ‘Notes’ app on my iPhone, usually very late at night after I've gone to bed – that just has to be the time inspiration strikes me (and nowadays, the only part of the day when I find time), therefore my sleeping pattern is totally messed up. It’s a habit I need to break, unfortunately. Yet for years now, I've rarely gone a day without reading or writing – I think I’m hooked.

I have written some original stuff. I plan to write a book or five, one day, when my writing is a lot better - that, or I plan to write a couple of bad ones on the way. My attitude on writing long, original stories in 2013 was 'I want to wait until I've improved', but I think I will give it a go this year regardless of where my ability is currently at.

You and me:

I reply to every PM and review - sometimes even if I just see your name pop up a lot if you’re favouriting lots of my stories I will say thanks - so feel free to drop me a message. I’m very happy to spend time talking to any of you who want to talk to me. Even if your first language isn't English, don't fear leaving me a review or PM, I will still write back and always appreciate your feedback all the same. I wish I could personally say thank you to you all for just reading, following or favouriting one of my stories also – thank you :).

Naruto:

Favourite Character: Sakura (if you couldn’t guess :D).

Favourite Shipping: NaruSaku

For canon that is. Despite my favourite pairing being NaruSaku, I write and read just about every other Sakura pairing (in fact, there’s very few Sakura pairings I haven’t written, due to creative interest if anything). I’m not a fan of Naruto x Any other character apart from Sakura either, to me that breaks the consistency in his character. Naruto is Naruto, if he didn't like Sakura, he feels out of character for me.

I’m really far behind with both the manga and anime, though I have been keeping up with some of the more recent manga chapters. One day I will catch up… One day!

Writing-wise, I’ve started hundreds of Naruto stories and have written all sorts of pairings and genres. The majority of my fanfictions are long, multi-chapters, I just don’t like to upload stories until they’re finished. A lesson I’ve learned from uploading Amnesia is no matter how far you are in front when you start uploading a story, time and life will catch up to you, so I won’t be uploading any of my really long stuff until it’s finished, or Amnesia is finished. I don’t want to keep anyone waiting unfair amounts of time – the guilt kills me! I’ve got tons of stories I want to finish and a lot I want to upload, so much so I don’t know which to pick.

My Story Covers:

I make them, if you want to know, this is how:

- I screenshot images from the Naruto episodes.
- I then edit them in Sony Vegas (a video editing software) and Paint (the old Paint too!)
- The text is from Sony Vegas and I move the images about on Paint.
- Occasionally, I mask around the image to cut out the background to just have the character.
- Then I just save the image as a PNG and upload it with Image Manager on this website.

I do find it fun. I’m all into that kind of editing side of ICT – in fact, I’m probably going to start up video editing again (Naruto AMV’s etc.). I was a video editor before I was a fanfiction writer.

My Favourite Stories/Favourite Authors:

Once I get up to speed with my own writing and uploading, I'm going to time travel and find all my old favourite stories and authors from way back, (from years before I made my own FanFiction account) and add them to my Favourite Stories and Favourite Authors lists. For now, I'm going to be reading a lot, then I'll probably go back to the ones that stuck out to me and add them all to my favourites at once. That's my plan anyway. A favourite to me can be several different things: something I've really enjoyed, something that is worth re-reading, something that has history, memories or significance to me, if I've talked to someone and share their ideas/values which usually comes out in their stories, something I gave feedback on or helped create, or if I somehow inspired a story or if it was written for me, that's usually instantly awesome :D. There are so many great stories on this website, I’m just trying to pick my top favourites – a story I read and don’t favourite in no way shape or form means I didn’t love it.

Other:

Thanks for reading my profile/stories – in the future, I do hope to upload a lot more variety and some of my longer stories. Have a lovely day! Or night (go to sleep! I can’t talk, the majority of my time spent on here is when I’m in bed and should be sleeping).

Important Side Note:

I wish to say a big thank you to you all. You’re awesome!

- The Reading Cat (TRC)

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Two of a Kind by RomanceGirlXXTsundereLuverxxX reviews
Following the events of the Kage Summit, Sakura is sent on a lone, single mission. However, the misson goes terribly wrong. She finds herself in Konoha, 26 years earlier. With the company of an energetic yet infuriating red-head and conspiracies at every corner, could things possibly be worse? Pairings: MinaKushi, NaruSaku. Time-travel fic. Slightly AU. Full Summary Inside.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 23 - Words: 302,326 - Reviews: 220 - Favs: 141 - Follows: 205 - Updated: 3/2 - Published: 7/29/2012 - Sakura H., Kushina U.
House Calls by Spoiled Sweet reviews
Always the Team Mom, Sakura opens up her home as a clinic for the hospital-phobic ninja of Konoha. At the same time, her relationship with Kakashi begins to evolve in a way she never expected. M for swearing and later content.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 40 - Words: 262,803 - Reviews: 2685 - Favs: 2,288 - Follows: 1,650 - Updated: 4/21/2013 - Published: 8/2/2010 - Sakura H., Kakashi H. - Complete
Pitter-Patter by dark dreamerx reviews
[NaruSaku Oneshot] Naruto and Sakura get into a silly and stupid quarrel over rain and where they are going to sleep. Contains lots of dialogue, lots of humor, and cuteness also laced in. Quick-paced. Possible sequel if I like the idea of it...
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,413 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 9 - Published: 12/18/2012 - Naruto U., Sakura H. - Complete
Care by Tesaria Notira reviews
There he was, with nothing to do. But he knows something is wrong, but what could it be? NxS.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,245 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/21/2012 - Sakura H., Naruto U. - Complete
Double Edged by nimblnymph reviews
Seduction is like a double edged sword. You never know when you'll go from being the seducer to being the seduced. KakaSaku
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 347,047 - Reviews: 1760 - Favs: 1,891 - Follows: 962 - Updated: 8/9/2010 - Published: 6/10/2008 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
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A Competition of Lesser Violence reviews
After a particularly loud morning between mentor and apprentice, Shizune challenges the pair to a different kind of competition. "Why don't we see who can last the longest without breaking something? Or someone." This surely this wouldn't last long. Short Story.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,812 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/30 - Published: 11/20/2012 - Sakura H., Tsunade S. - Complete
Amnesia reviews
Sakura wakes up in the hospital with little knowledge of her past. Will she recover her lost memories? Or will she just have to start a new life with old friends? If she can't remember, it may just put her and Naruto's lives in danger. NaruSaku.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 105,756 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 159 - Updated: 3/30 - Published: 3/31/2012 - Sakura H., Naruto U.
Awkward Friendship and The NaruSaku Collection reviews
A collection of short stories surrounding the many stages of Sakura and Naruto's relationship. Chapter Eight: When to Say 'I Love You'. Summary: He had said it several times to her, yet she had yet to return the gesture. People begin to wonder if and when Sakura will ever say the phrase and just why she hasn't already. NaruSaku. Happy New Year everyone.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 25,560 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 12/24/2013 - Published: 8/31/2012 - Naruto U., Sakura H.
Forehead Girl reviews
When Sakura meets her bullies from the past, everyone sees just who has grown up. Her friends want revenge, but Sakura isn't so keen on the idea. However, when it becomes clear that the bullies have not changed at all, the idea of payback seems much more tempting. Short Story. Some Language.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,791 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/6/2012 - Published: 7/30/2012 - Sakura H., Ino Y. - Complete
What The reviews
When Sakura walks into her mentor's office, Kakashi has no mask on, she is stunned. Short Story. Slight KakaSaku.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 601 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/30/2012 - Sakura H., Kakashi H. - Complete
True Strength reviews
Itachi kidnaps Sakura to get to Sasuke. With both of them at his older brother's mercy, will Sasuke learn anything about his sibling? Or perhaps about Sakura? Maybe even about himself. SasuSaku.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,869 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/30/2012 - Sakura H., Sasuke U. - Complete
Without My Strength I'm reviews
When an experiment goes wrong, Sakura has to suffer with the loss of her chakra, it is even more unfortunate when her friends take it as an opportunity to get revenge on her for a number of things she did in the past. Without her strength she is...? Short Story. Slight NaruSaku.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,440 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/30/2012 - Sakura H., Tsunade S. - Complete
If He Had Stayed reviews
Tsunade and Sakura discuss if they would still be mentor and student if Sasuke had never left Konoha all those years ago. No Pairing. Short story.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 845 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Published: 6/2/2012 - Sakura H., Tsunade S. - Complete
Knives and Knowledge reviews
Orochimaru captures Sakura to get to Tsunade. Both Orochimaru and Sakura are unpredictable in this kind of situation. Can the Hokage risk trying to save her apprentice? Despite the certain threat to Sakura's mental and physical health, even with her life hanging in the balance, there is an underlying duty to Konoha that must be upheld by its Hokage... but can she let go?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,464 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/31/2012 - Sakura H., Tsunade S. - Complete
Oh My reviews
Team Seven really want to see Kakashi's face. The moment he shows them, the males wish he hadn't... For Sakura, it's a whole other story. Short story. Slight KakaSaku.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 785 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/28/2012 - Sakura H., Kakashi H. - Complete
What I See reviews
After a long day at the hospital, Sakura is surprised when Naruto starts throwing all sorts of compliments at her. NaruSaku. Short Story.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 755 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 10 - Published: 5/6/2012 - Sakura H., Naruto U. - Complete
Would You Rather reviews
Ino asks Sakura a very inappropriate question concerning Naruto and Sasuke, and she's not going to stop asking until she gets an answer. Humour. Short Story.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 997 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/15/2012 - Sakura H., Ino Y. - Complete
The Promise of Disembowelment reviews
Tsunade catches Jiraiya looking at Sakura and he immediately senses the danger. This danger only increases as Sakura and Naruto re-enter the room and the Toad Sage begins to get himself into a tricky situation.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 968 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/24/2012 - Jiraiya, Tsunade S. - Complete
Shirtless reviews
It's the middle of summer and Ino comes across the males from Team Kakashi training shirtless, she's happy. However, Sakura isn't so pleased about her friend's wandering eyes. Short Story.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 704 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/9/2012 - Sakura H., Ino Y. - Complete
Relationship between Master and Student reviews
Banter between Sakura and Tsunade on the way from the training grounds to the bar. Short Story.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 987 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/28/2012 - Sakura H., Tsunade S. - Complete
The Weakness in Me reviews
Only when her mentor cried, did Sakura feel truly weak. Sakura finds Tsunade rather upset and is just as shocked as she is stumped. Short story.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,556 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Published: 2/26/2012 - Sakura H., Tsunade S. - Complete
Persistence reviews
Naruto really wants to go on a date with Sakura - so he just keeps asking her. If he doesn't stop trying maybe she'll accept him... Right? Short Story. NaruSaku. Some JiraTsu.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,049 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/25/2012 - Sakura H., Naruto U. - Complete
Overnight Changes reviews
Team Kakashi notice something about Sakura, she appears to have grown more womanly overnight. Comedy. Short Story.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 843 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/7/2012 - Naruto U., Sasuke U., Sakura H., Sai - Complete
Punctuality Falter reviews
Sakura is late for work and she is dreading what the Hokage has to say about it. Short story.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 717 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/4/2012 - Sakura H., Tsunade S. - Complete
After All This Time reviews
When everything is right in the world, it's time for Naruto and Sakura to just get together already. NaruSaku. Romantic short.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,722 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/2/2012 - Sakura H., Naruto U. - Complete
What Friends Are For reviews
An average talk between Sakura and Ino - frustrating Sakura is what Ino does best. Short Story.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,016 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/24/2011 - Sakura H., Ino Y. - Complete
Come on Lucky Three reviews
It is a terrible day when Sakura finds her luck is even worse than the Legendary Sucker's. Short Story.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,141 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/24/2011 - Sakura H., Tsunade S. - Complete
Knowing Your Own Strength reviews
When a ninja falls down a hole they jump back out again. When that ninja happens to be Sakura Haruno and she managed to create a hole, fall down it and collapse the hole again, said ninja swears, groans and waits. Short Story.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,428 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/23/2011 - Sakura H. - Complete