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Joined 09-13-11, id: 3251021, Profile Updated: 08-02-15
Author has written 46 stories for Criminal Minds, MI-5/Spooks, Downton Abbey, Doctor Blake Mysteries, and Law and Order: SVU.

I've been writing fanfic under various nom de plume for about 20 years. Some are better than others, but I still write them anyway!

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Broken Compasses by immen-s1ty reviews
An attack on their lives lands Rafael Barba and Olivia Benson in the Witness Protection Program with only each other for support.
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 209,077 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 7/23 - Published: 6/6/2021 - [O. Benson, R. Barba] O. Tutuola, R. Calhoun
Leave No Trace Behind by immen-s1ty reviews
Olivia Benson knows that Ed Tucker is a good boyfriend - he's smart, kind, understanding; the whole package. However, when she wakes up in Rafael Barba's bed one morning, she's forced to make some incredibly tough decisions and address her hidden feelings for the ADA. [a slow-burn Barson fic that I originally posted to AO3]
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 174,877 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 6/8/2021 - Published: 5/23/2021 - [O. Benson, R. Barba] E. Tucker, Noah B. - Complete
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The Knife End of Destiny reviews
Was it really a mistake if you wanted to make it again? Or was it just really bad judgment? She didn't want the answer to the question. [Canon-divergent AU, Barson, M]
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 20 - Words: 57,412 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 8/10 - Published: 1/23 - O. Benson, R. Barba - Complete
Inevitable reviews
Detective Benson was untouchable, the Saint of the SVU, and god help anyone who got close enough to get one of those infamous smiles. [Benson/Barba, M rating, AU]
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 35 - Words: 102,811 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 7/29 - Published: 9/14/2021 - O. Benson, R. Barba
Doves Dancing with Broken Wings reviews
He inhaled sharply, his hand falling to her waist. "Say it again," Rafael said; it was more of a request than an order, though from anyone else, it would have been an instruction. [post 23x22, Barson, Rollisi]
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,152 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/14 - [A. Rollins, S. Carisi Jr] [O. Benson, R. Barba] - Complete
Unconditionally reviews
Why couldn't she forgive Rafael? Because she loved him. It was as simple as that. [post 23x22, "A Final Call at Forlini's Bar", Barson]
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,515 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/8 - [O. Benson, R. Barba] E. Stabler, Noah B. - Complete
Do Not Go Gentle reviews
The world didn't stop; it didn't even pause. Maybe it had when she had realized it so long ago, when the denial had fallen away and her feelings had given way to surety, but now when it was a truth and inevitability, there was no hesitation or shuddering of pause. Only a subtle sensation of peace. [Barson, Rated T, slight canon divergence]
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,838 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/16 - O. Benson, R. Barba, Noah B. - Complete
A Moment of Hope reviews
A history that couldn't be unwritten, yet a future that could never be fulfilled.
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 277 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/24 - O. Benson, R. Barba - Complete
Sometime Around Midnight reviews
A good man could barely stand to look in the mirror for his own perceived faults, let alone shoulder his disdain for others'.
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 963 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/18 - O. Benson, R. Barba - Complete
Any Way the Wind Blows reviews
It was 10:45 a.m. on an ordinary Thursday when the greys became overwhelming, finally. [Canon-divergent, post-The Undiscovered Country, Barson]
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,388 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 1/21 - Published: 1/19 - O. Benson, R. Barba - Complete
All I Ever Wanted reviews
They were such a fucking mess. [post s22, AU from canon, Benson/Stabler, Benson/Barba, friendship/drama/romance]
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,856 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 9/9/2021 - Published: 8/22/2021 - E. Stabler, O. Benson, R. Barba - Complete
Love is an Illusion reviews
She had known since she was very small that she had a soulmate. Soulmate AU. Lucien/Jean
Doctor Blake Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 12 - Words: 24,555 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/13/2021 - Published: 6/18/2021 - Lucien B., Jean B.
Starlight and Dewdrops reviews
What if things were just a little bit different? AU.
Doctor Blake Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 13 - Words: 40,139 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 5/5/2021 - Published: 3/30/2021 - Lucien B., Jean B.
Age of Reason reviews
It wasn't supposed to be messy and complicated, and she wasn't meant to actually like the boorish arse. (Lucien/Jean, Jean/OFC)
Doctor Blake Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,874 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/30/2021 - Published: 3/26/2021 - Lucien B., Jean B., OC - Complete
Dipped in Folly reviews
Dr. J. Randall would be forged in fire, but like the phoenix, that which was borne of ashes would only continue to soar. (Majorly AU, Lucien/Jean, M for shenanigans)
Doctor Blake Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 50,706 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 3/25/2021 - Published: 9/6/2020 - Lucien B., Jean B. - Complete
Hope Against Hope reviews
Set approximately 4 years after Ghost Stories. What if everything you thought you knew was thrown up in the air all over again?
Doctor Blake Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,858 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 2/15/2021 - Published: 1/15/2021 - [Jean B., Lucien B.] [Alice H., Matthew L.]
Before Dawn reviews
600 words of Lucien x Jean pre-series nonsense.
Doctor Blake Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 609 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/30/2021 - Lucien B., Jean B. - Complete
K1P2 reviews
She was humming to herself as she stepped out onto the kitchen stoop to collect the milk, only to be surprised by a sound she wasn't expecting. [Lucien/Jean, post S5 AU]
Doctor Blake Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,323 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 9/13/2020 - Published: 8/9/2020 - Lucien B., Jean B.
Changing Tides reviews
There were always things that could not be said, must not ever be said.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 42,073 - Reviews: 139 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 1/11/2020 - Published: 6/17/2019 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Hope reviews
Hope is the most powerful emotion, even greater than love. [Harry/Ruth]
MI-5/Spooks - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 12 - Words: 40,636 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/5/2019 - Published: 3/9/2019 - Harry P., Ruth E., Catherine T.
The Great Divide reviews
For this was not a war fought by sense and logic; this was a war fought by starving men in holes in the ground, fighting for ideals that no longer made any sense. (Harry/Ruth, rated M for sex, violence, war, etc.)
MI-5/Spooks - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 58,527 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 3/5/2019 - Published: 3/26/2016 - Harry P., Ruth E.
A Moment of Indulgence reviews
The course of great love never did run smooth... [Carson/Hughes primarily, AU, rated M for shenanigans]
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 59,854 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 8/22/2018 - Published: 1/14/2018 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Elspeth's reviews
She'd been going it alone so long that she didn't know love until it bit her on the backside. (Modern AU)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 24 - Words: 63,121 - Reviews: 233 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 1/14/2018 - Published: 9/20/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
First Snow reviews
The snow reflects them; refraction and reflection.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,872 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/26/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Tactile Obsessions reviews
The sense of touch is perhaps the most important of them all.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 4,839 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 11/11/2015 - Published: 9/12/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Silent Tears reviews
Too many questions, no answers. Alternative season 3. (Rated T, Carson/Hughes)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,217 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/3/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Love, Interrupted reviews
Charles Carson is a widower with a daughter; Elsie Hughes is a maid with a past. Will they be able to overlook their failings and love one another? (Rated M for... monkey business.)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 66,671 - Reviews: 256 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 8/17/2015 - Published: 6/28/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Neverwas reviews
A sense of self is all they have left to share between them. (Rated M, Carson/Hughes)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 66,083 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 6/28/2015 - Published: 4/27/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Fancies reviews
Eleven years after Cotterdam, is there any hope left? [Rated M for shenanigans; Harry/Ruth.]
MI-5/Spooks - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 28 - Words: 92,164 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/6/2015 - Published: 12/7/2014 - Harry P., Ruth E.
Fire Meet Gasoline reviews
The sequel to Breathe Me and Chandelier: When things take a turn, will Harry and Ruth be able to hold together their family, the Security Services, and prevent a diplomatic meltdown? (Rated M, Harry/Ruth.)
MI-5/Spooks - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 26,980 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 12/6/2014 - Published: 11/3/2014 - Harry P., Ruth E. - Complete
Chandelier reviews
The sequel to "Breathe Me". When everything else has gone wrong, how can one honestly expect it to ever be right again? (Ruth/Harry)
MI-5/Spooks - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 64,185 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/2/2014 - Published: 10/2/2014 - Harry P., Ruth E. - Complete
Breathe Me reviews
Things are infinitely more complex than can be imagined. (AU, Harry/Ruth, Ruth/OMC, rated M for shenanigans)
MI-5/Spooks - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 25 - Words: 66,854 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 10/2/2014 - Published: 8/25/2014 - Harry P., Ruth E. - Complete
Firsts reviews
There's always anxiety over the first time something happens. (Harry/Ruth, M for adult themes & language, spoilers for seasons 1-10)
MI-5/Spooks - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 40 - Words: 113,546 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 8/24/2014 - Published: 7/12/2014 - Harry P., Ruth E. - Complete
Our Little Patch of Heaven reviews
The door was green, kind of a hunter green, faded and peeling around the edges; a battered remnant of a former life, much like Ruth herself. (Harry/Ruth, M rating, season 10 spoilers)
MI-5/Spooks - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,890 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/10/2014 - Published: 7/7/2014 - Harry P., Ruth E.
Broken and Bleeding reviews
There's a moment when enough is enough. You can't stay silent and let the tides take you any longer. (AU, Garcia/Lynch, Morgan/Garcia)
Criminal Minds - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 27 - Words: 79,779 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 2/21/2013 - Published: 12/29/2012 - D. Morgan, P. Garcia
Faltering reviews
Twenty years is a long time to hold a grudge. (Rossi/Garcia, Morgan/Garcia)
Criminal Minds - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 50,417 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 12/28/2012 - Published: 10/13/2012 - P. Garcia, D. Morgan
Life Sucks reviews
Penelope Garcia's entry into the BAU is a long time coming and has plenty of flaws. Alternate universe.
Criminal Minds - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 150,391 - Reviews: 151 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 99 - Updated: 12/19/2012 - Published: 11/12/2011 - P. Garcia, D. Morgan
Black on Black reviews
Like pleasure and a little pain; the sacred and profane. She was gone, but not forgotten...
Criminal Minds - Rated: M - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 26,093 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 12 - Published: 6/10/2012 - D. Morgan, P. Garcia - Complete
Learning Curve reviews
Life doesn't come with instruction manuals. Morgan/Garcia, Garcia/OFC; co-written with Monnie32
Criminal Minds - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 31,608 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 6/10/2012 - Published: 5/17/2012 - D. Morgan, P. Garcia - Complete
Donkey Breath reviews
The sound of her voice was like fingernails on a blackboard to Penelope... Morgan/Garcia friendship
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 134 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/5/2012 - P. Garcia, D. Morgan - Complete
Love Defies Even Me reviews
Absence doesn't make the heart grow fonder - it makes the heart die a thousand deaths. Morgan/Garcia
Criminal Minds - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 14 - Words: 24,197 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 3/5/2012 - Published: 2/21/2012 - D. Morgan, P. Garcia - Complete
Hail to the Nails reviews
Real women don't wear mauve nail polish. Morgan/Garcia
Criminal Minds - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 183 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/19/2012 - P. Garcia, D. Morgan - Complete
Revenge of the Drag Queen reviews
Shopping was a necessary evil. Morgan/Garcia
Criminal Minds - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 130 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/18/2012 - D. Morgan, P. Garcia - Complete
Don't Panic! reviews
You can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal. And I just crossed the fandom streams again! Morgan/Garcia
Criminal Minds - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 192 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/15/2012 - P. Garcia, D. Morgan - Complete
Musings of the Lost reviews
This is not the drabble you are looking for. Wait, did I just cross the fandom streams? Morgan/Garcia
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 193 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/13/2012 - D. Morgan, P. Garcia - Complete
The Wonderful World of Lingerie reviews
"You are not buying me panties!" Penelope gasped, turning beet red. "Come to think of it, you're not buying me any lingerie –" Morgan/Garcia
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,573 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 15 - Published: 2/6/2012 - D. Morgan, P. Garcia - Complete
The Sin of Divinity reviews
Her lips were as red as her dress, as scarlet as the words that dripped a bloody sacrifice at his feet; the goddess repenting her sins as she offered herself up for rejection or affirmation. Morgan/Garcia
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,233 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/2/2012 - D. Morgan, P. Garcia - Complete
Everything and Nothing reviews
This is Emily Prentiss's legacy. Spoilers for 7x01 "It Takes a Village"
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 947 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Published: 9/22/2011 - E. Prentiss, P. Garcia - Complete