Red Dahlia
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Joined 04-14-11, id: 2844223, Profile Updated: 09-22-13
Author has written 16 stories for Bleach.

Hi! I write Bleach fanfiction, mostly about my favorite pairing, Shunsui x Nanao. If you like this couple, you might enjoy the content of my LiveJournal, or the shunsui_nanao community at LiveJournal, where I am a moderator.

I write linear stories, but my writing process is frequently non-linear, and consequently I only post works that already have a completed draft (or are one-shots), because my work isn't very readable until it's been completed and put into a reasonable order. Nothing I post is truly a work-in-progress; all of my stories are complete in at least a first draft when I begin to post them.

I finished one of my gift fics, although it isn't currently posted here due to the NC-17 rating. Please see below if you're interested in it. I'm working on one Ukitake/Unohana gift fic and a few other chaptered Shunsui/Nanao stories. These pieces should be up in the fall and winter.

Stories not posted here (Updated 20 Sept 2012):

The Ropes Stay On
Pairing:
Shunsui/Nanao
Rating:
NC-17
Status:
One-shot
Length:
11,238 words
Contains:
Spoilers for the Soul Society Arc, dubious consent, restraints, masturbation, sex pollen, explicit sexual content, explicit language.
Summary:
When a Twelfth Division experiment goes wrong, Nanao's ethics are tested against her devotion to Captain Kyōraku.
Available at Livejournal, Dreamwidth, AO3.

I always try to cross-post to all of these sites below, and when FF Net is having issues, these sites may be updated first, since it's easier sometimes. Additionally I may post stories that are outside of the content guidelines for FF Net on these other sites.

Livejournal: r_dahlia http://r-dahlia.livejournal.com/
Dreamwidth: red_dahlia http://red-dahlia.dreamwidth.org/
Archive of Our Own: Red_Dahlia http://archiveofourown.org/users/Red_Dahlia

July 2013: I got an anonymous comment on LJ that someone had made a fanart for Practicing Marriage--I didn't get your message here, please get in touch with me again, because I am very interested in seeing it! :-)

Fanart for my stories:

Midnight Garden fanart by nostalgia-artblog
Honeybees and Chocolate fanart by Aurora Lynne

Practicing Marriage fanart by Aurora Lynne

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Drifting Without Destination by ncfan reviews
At times like this, his doubts are too much even for him.
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,353 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/18/2011 - 11th Doctor, Amelia P./Amy - Complete
Deathsong by LoquaciousQuark reviews
Post-series. An accident has unexpected ramifications, and Ichigo suddenly faces a new life and a new threat in Soul Society. Living is never as simple as it seems. IchiRuki, complete.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 55,885 - Reviews: 341 - Favs: 663 - Follows: 175 - Updated: 10/19/2010 - Published: 8/8/2010 - Ichigo K., Rukia K. - Complete
Feels Like Forever by Light of the Firefly reviews
This is basically a lemon, tastful, but lemon none the less. Shun/Nanao pairing. Shunsui almost catches Nanao doing...well, something rather personal. Touching ensues.
Bleach - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,253 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 43 - Published: 10/6/2010 - Shunsui K., Nanao I. - Complete
A Question of Marriage by Philyra reviews
The first time he asked her to marry him it was autumn, the trees resplendent in robes of red and gold. Oneshot, ShuNao.
Bleach - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,447 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/22/2007 - Shunsui K., Nanao I. - Complete
Breathing Lessons by DarthAmmonite reviews
Nanao couldn’t imagine what she’d do without the Eighth, or its captain. She supposed that she loved both, although it wasn’t the kind of whitehot passion that her friend Matsumoto was always waxing eloquent about. Maybe that was the problem.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,701 - Reviews: 291 - Favs: 522 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 7/12/2007 - Published: 7/1/2007 - Nanao I., Shunsui K. - Complete
Sunshine In Winter by Guardian1 reviews
Yuffie Kisaragi gets into trouble, and her whole life changes when she is maimed. Sentenced to death in a matter of months, the only person she can rely on is Vincent Valentine. Finished.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 41,821 - Reviews: 601 - Favs: 788 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 10/25/2002 - Published: 12/4/2000
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An Unfortunate Incident at the Eighth Division reviews
An Unfortunate Incident at the Eighth Division, or the Tuesday that Nanao destroyed a building, drenched Captain Kyōraku, and got a promotion. Spoilers through Soul Society Arc. One-shot.
Bleach - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,573 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/4 - Nanao I., Shunsui K. - Complete
Practicing Marriage reviews
When Nanao's family asks her to consider an arranged marriage, Captain Kyōraku decides to interfere. Contains spoilers through Bleach manga chapter 515. Shunsui x Nanao.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 91,571 - Reviews: 210 - Favs: 120 - Follows: 169 - Updated: 9/18/2013 - Published: 12/9/2012 - Nanao I., Shunsui K.
Midnight Garden reviews
When a relaxing vacation goes wrong, Nanao must confront the danger within. Spoilers through Bleach manga chapter 520. Shunsui x Nanao.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 21,481 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 7/14/2013 - Published: 7/9/2013 - Nanao I., Shunsui K. - Complete
Honeybees And Chocolate reviews
When Shunsui forgets Valentine's Day, Nanao surprises him in a way he'd never expected. Spoilers through Bleach manga chapter 520. Shunsui x Nanao. One-shot.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,954 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/13/2013 - Nanao I., Shunsui K. - Complete
On A Shadowed Path reviews
Shunsui's new path was not one that he wanted Nanao to walk. Spoilers through Bleach manga chapter 520. Shunsui x Nanao. One-shot.
Bleach - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,904 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/15/2013 - Nanao I., Shunsui K. - Complete
Five Times Jūshirō Ukitake Woke Up In Bed With Retsu Unohana reviews
Jūshirō's most vivid memories of Retsu happened in bed. Spoilers for the Soul Society Arc. Ukitake x Unohana, background Shunsui x Nanao. One-shot.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,771 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/28/2012 - J. Ukitake, R. Unohana - Complete
Parting Ways reviews
When the time came to part ways, Nanao refused. Missing scene ficlet for Bleach manga chapter 520, contains spoilers for that chapter. Shunsui x Nanao. One-shot.
Bleach - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,259 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/13/2012 - Nanao I., Shunsui K. - Complete
Under The Willow Tree reviews
When Nanao was a child, she spent a day with a young boy at the invitation of someone unexpected. Spoilers for Bleach manga chapter 511. Shunsui x Nanao. One-shot.
Bleach - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,399 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/20/2012 - Nanao I., Shunsui K. - Complete
Heart of Summer reviews
In the heart of summer, Shunsui seeks a kiss. Contains spoilers for the Lost Substitute Shinigami Arc. Shunsui x Nanao.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 11,971 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 7/12/2012 - Published: 7/6/2012 - Nanao I., Shunsui K. - Complete
Journey Into Dreams reviews
Nanao's vacation takes an unexpected turn when Captain Kyōraku follows her to the Fourteenth District. Contains spoilers for the Lost Substitute Shinigami Arc. Shunsui x Nanao.
Bleach - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 32,606 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 6/27/2012 - Published: 6/5/2012 - Nanao I., Shunsui K. - Complete
An Invitation To The Past reviews
Nanao invites Captain Kyōraku to share an important day with her. Contains spoilers for the Arrancar Arc. Shunsui x Nanao. One-shot.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,655 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/25/2012 - Nanao I., Shunsui K. - Complete
Photos of You reviews
Nanao misses the victory party, so Captain Kyōraku visits her at her quarters. Spoilers for the Lost Substitute Shinigami Arc. Shunsui x Nanao. One-shot.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,976 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/18/2012 - Nanao I., Shunsui K. - Complete
Pineapples and Rain reviews
Shinji must tell Hiyori about the offer he's received, and what he intends to do. Set after the battle at false Karakura, contains spoilers for the Lost Substitute Shinigami Arc. Shinji x Hiyori. One-shot.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,285 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/15/2012 - Shinji H., Hiyori S. - Complete
Memories Covered In Midnight reviews
Memories of a lost night have been biting at the edges of Chad's mind. He investigates the forgotten events with Karin Kurosaki. Set after the Lost Substitute Shinigami Arc, contains spoilers for the whole arc. No pairings. One-shot.
Bleach - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,820 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/10/2012 - Chad/Y. Sado, Karin K. - Complete
The Trials of Nanao Ise reviews
Nanao will face the consequences of her decisions during and after the Arrancar War. Can she overcome these trials, or will they divide her from Captain Kyōraku forever? Shunsui x Nanao. Canon compliant through manga chapter 423.
Bleach - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 37 - Words: 149,542 - Reviews: 285 - Favs: 165 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 11/20/2011 - Published: 7/11/2011 - Nanao I., Shunsui K. - Complete
Nobody's Baby reviews
After a routine mission in the Rukongai takes an unexpected turn, can Shunsui and Nanao repair the distance between them? Spoilers for the Soul Society Arc. Shunsui x Nanao. One-shot.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,428 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/28/2011 - Nanao I., Shunsui K. - Complete