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Joined 09-19-11, id: 3267279, Profile Updated: 06-25-15
Author has written 34 stories for Batman, Awake, and Kuroshitsuji.

Author's Note by the eponymous Mr. D

I am an Englishman currently employed by the British Army. I have always enjoyed writing stories and, although the work showcased on this site will predominantly be Batman orientated, I have several dozen stories based on other popular works in all forms of media.

One of my lifelong ambitions is to become a published author and celebrated for my characters and works of fiction. By first publishing my work here, I am already taking first steps to achieving that goal.

Even though I do not explicitly mention it in my works, I appreciate reviews of any kind as it is constructive criticism, not wild praise that improves an author's writing ability. I am only 26 after all and have much to learn. I am particularly sensitive about grammatical accuracy and would greatly appreciate any reader's input in correcting minor mistakes for my own piece of mind.

Due to the nature of my job, I cannot disclose many more details about my personal life due to security. I will say however, that my favourite books are Catcher in the Rye by Salinger and Lord of the Flies by Golding, a man whose glittering literary and teaching career I wish to emulate in later life.

Since I began writing as an eight-year-old, I have amassed a catalogue of well over 10,000 stories of varying length and the majority dealing exclusively with characters and settings of my own creation. They are all stored on my laptop harddrive, with a back-up of all the files located in a safe place.

My final point pertains to support of you readers who take the time to read and review my work: I am forever grateful for your patronage. I do not thank you, my fellow story enthusiasts and writers very often even though as one myself I ought to. So I will take this opportunity to acknowledge your readership and offer thanks from the bottom of my heart. Without you kind people reading my stories, I would never know if what I penned was awful or good, insightful or blunt in its tone, grammar, delivery or presentation. This is my passion and it has remained my passion because of your support. So, once again, thank you very much for humouring me.

NEW EDITION: 24/03/15

I will admit to being genuinely stunned. Since I have not written anything new in months, when I glanced at the story stats today, I expected virtually no real numbers to appear. 996? Really? I write nothing new and people still read my stories? February over 1,250. January, over 1300 views? Are they really that good? I open my emails and every week I find new subscribers favoriting my stories, adding me to their Favourite Author's list, reviewing my work and almost begging me to write more? I'm humbled, truly I am.

So I'll make a promise: Endgame, Respite and Forge will get new chapters. I will try to write Chapter 2 of Descent if it kills me. My foray into Black Butler fiction has not discouraged me enough to quit writing more of that. I'm going to try and write some more for you people who value my work highly enough to keep me flirting with the idea of returning to write on this site full-time. I won't because I have an English Language and Literature degree to conquer and ridiculously busy job to keep my head above water in, but I appreciate the requests.

Here we go again...

NEW EDITION: 25/06/15

Forge is completed. Robin is completed. The final chapters of Endgame and Respite are in mid-production. Endgame may be completed before the close of the weekend. Details is currently on hold. Kuroshitsuji, His Butler at Leisure will receive an update before Sunday evening.

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Moving Forward reviews
This is a series of one-shots concerning pivotal points in various characters relationships. Will be told from multiple speakers and POV. First one is Bruce trying to reconcile with Dick after firing the seventeen-year-old as Robin following turmoil. Chapter 2 complete, Jason and Dick. NEW CHAPTER - Bruce and Dick talk after Jason's death.
Batman - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,299 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 7/2 - Published: 3/23/2014 - Bruce W./Batman, Jason T./Red Hood, Richard G./Nightwing
Forge reviews
Jason Todd returns to Gotham despite Scarlet telling him not to. He proceeds to disrupt Bruce's operations. When he is seriously injured, Bruce had little choice but to save his life. Multiple POV Rated M for later bad language from the usual suspect.
Batman - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 47,567 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 6/24 - Published: 2/9/2012 - Bruce W./Batman, Jason T./Red Hood - Complete
Robin reviews
Batman and Robin conduct their usual investigations into bad people. Bruce's thoughts on his partner and their role in his mission. Bruce's POV
Batman - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Crime - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,513 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 6/21 - Published: 2/9/2012 - Bruce W./Batman - Complete
Ciel and Sebastian: His Butler, At Leisure reviews
After healing from wounds inflicted by closure of his latest investigation in the name of the Crown, Ciel finds himself listless and unhappy. Sebastian suggests a holiday on the Cornish coast may lift his spirits. The boy agrees if only to get away from Her Majesty's constant badgering. Little does he know as a Phantomhive, running from one inconvenience often leads to another.
Kuroshitsuji - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 21,140 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 6/20 - Published: 5/5 - Ciel P., Sebastian M.
Alois and Claude reviews
My first foray into this type of fan-fiction. First two chapters are character studies, an evening of trying to bed down a sour Alois by an unflappable Claude and Claude dealing with an invited guest in his rooms. Third chapter begins the Trancy Murder Arc. Alois finds a corpse on the estate and he and Claude decide to investigate after Lord Randall proves a little inept.
Kuroshitsuji - Rated: T - English - Crime/Mystery - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,377 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/27 - Published: 8/11/2014 - Alois T., Claude F.
Ciel and Sebastian - His Butler, Nursemaid reviews
First attempt at writing the characters of Ciel and Sebastian. Ciel is ill with mild flu. Sebastian tends to his master's needs. Closest to fluff they can manage. Enjoy. New Chapter added: Ciel is left rolling his eyes as he is tasked to solve yet another murder on the Queen's behalf, but is this one different?
Kuroshitsuji - Rated: K+ - English - Crime/Friendship - Chapters: 13 - Words: 37,474 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 4/28 - Published: 8/13/2014 - Ciel P., Sebastian M. - Complete
Descent reviews
Gun-running scumbags are of the least concern to the dynamic duo at present. With a relationship that teeters on the edge of oblivion and a barely-existing dialogue between them, Bruce and Jason are threatening to destroy each other. Unless... Bruce's POV NEW CHAPTERS ADDED
Batman - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,683 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 4/8 - Published: 12/20/2011 - Bruce W./Batman, Jason T./Red Hood
Respite reviews
Despite being delirious with fever, Jason insists on accompanying Bruce on patrol. Before he can get too trippy, he is taken home. Alfred, tired of being ignored, leaves the boy in Bruce's care. Jason's POV Rated M for the lad's use of bad language.
Batman - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 40,331 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 4/7 - Published: 2/9/2012 - Bruce W./Batman, Jason T./Red Hood
Endgame reviews
Following a beatdown from Gotham's bottom-feeders, Jason finds himself in bed recovering from a concussion amongst other things. Bruce pays him a visit. Fluff? Between these two? I wish. Probably as close as it gets. Jason's POV Rated T for certain words.
Batman - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 14 - Words: 44,879 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 5/3/2014 - Published: 2/11/2012 - Bruce W./Batman, Jason T./Red Hood
Tim reviews
Set after Tim returns from his global trip to become a better Robin to Bruce, this story deals with his introduction to Jim Gordon, flaunts his superior detective skills, demonstrates his fighting ability and his differences from previous Robins
Batman - Rated: K - English - Crime - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,310 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 4/9/2014 - Published: 2/13/2012 - Bruce W./Batman, Timothy D./Red Robin - Complete
Conditions reviews
A wave of terrorist attacks hits Gotham and it is taxing the GCPD to its limits. As Batman and Robin step in, tensions at home and work begin to rise... Bruce's P.O.V for HALF the story, Dick's P.O.V for the finish. Read and Review
Batman - Rated: K - English - Crime/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,496 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/2/2014 - Published: 12/16/2011 - Bruce W./Batman, Richard G./Nightwing - Complete
Details reviews
Taking place after the events of Robin Year One, The dynamic duo are in midst of delicate operations to shut down the narcotic businesses of crimelord Luciano Fognini. Although working together with renewed fluidity, Batman still finds himself concerned..
Batman - Rated: T - English - Crime/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 27,785 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 2/24/2014 - Published: 9/22/2011 - Bruce W./Batman, Richard G./Nightwing
Luke reviews
This story is from an original character's POV. His name is Luke and he has had a hard life in Gotham so far. Forgive him for being strange but certain events have warped his perceptions of the world. They have also made him aware of very unique things about those around him. Going along now.
Batman - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,739 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/18/2013 - Published: 6/22/2013 - Bruce W./Batman, Richard G./Nightwing
Streets reviews
Batman meets Jason for the first time. Bruce's POV. Rated M for Jason's infrequent expletives.
Batman - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,090 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 7/2/2013 - Published: 1/6/2012 - Bruce W./Batman, Jason T./Red Hood - Complete
Drunk reviews
With the GCPD doing their jobs properly, Bruce allows Dick to attend a friend's party. However, upon returning from patrol, Bruce finds Dick climbing in through the kitchen window. Is he drunk? Yeah, pretty much. Bruce's POV
Batman - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,772 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/28/2013 - Published: 12/30/2011 - Richard G./Nightwing, Bruce W./Batman - Complete
Fathers reviews
Dick is a boy of seemingly infinite patience when it comes to Bruce's lack of humanity in day-to-day life. However, when Father's Day is upon them, Dick's patience runs out. Dick's P.O.V UPDATE: NEW CHAPTER ADDED! Variant on the same theme. Damian takes centre stage.
Batman - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,247 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 9/8/2012 - Published: 12/16/2011 - Bruce W./Batman, Richard G./Nightwing - Complete
Aftermath reviews
Set after the events of the Awake finale, my take on what the second season might have looked like had I been in creative control. Michael, Hannah and Rex CENTRIC, fringes of Emma, Vega and Bird. Please Read and Review. Third person POV, no more to be said. Enjoy.
Awake - Rated: K - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,727 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/5/2012 - Michael Britten
Right of Way reviews
A week of Michael Britten in BOTH universes. Features a lot of bonding with Rex AND now with added Hannah. All characters feature. Please Read and Review. Third person POV, some spoilers, but nothing huge. Enjoy.
Awake - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 7 - Words: 35,739 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/4/2012 - Published: 5/12/2012 - Michael Britten, Rex B.
Family reviews
Bruce takes a break from Batman Incorporated work and returns to Gotham to visit his sons. When visiting Dick, he finds the man a little bit tweaked from too little sleep and too much coffee. Set after the events of Batman: The Black Mirror. Dick's POV
Batman - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,917 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 2/11/2012 - Published: 1/6/2012 - Richard G./Nightwing, Bruce W./Batman
Fear reviews
Bruce's feelings towards Tim when the boy is the victim of a stabbing whilst on patrol. Bruce's POV
Batman - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,110 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 2/11/2012 - Published: 12/31/2011 - Timothy D./Red Robin, Bruce W./Batman - Complete
Slip reviews
Tim is grieving the loss of his father. Bruce has decided to distance himself from the boy to give him space. As usual, when it comes to emotions, Bruce is wrong. Tim goes looking for his mentor to tell him the facts... Bruce's POV
Batman - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,402 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/11/2012 - Bruce W./Batman, Timothy D./Red Robin - Complete
Exceptional Circumstances reviews
Batman is in a funk. His city lost to a madman, his mind broken by failure, he needs something to rally him back to action. Enter Robin number two to save the day in the only way that makes sense to him... Bruce's POV, rated M for Jason's bad language
Batman - Rated: M - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,598 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/11/2012 - Bruce W./Batman, Jason T./Red Hood - Complete
Rose reviews
After Batman severely beats The Scarecrow following the conclusion of an intense investigation with Robin present, Bruce takes Dick to see his parents' graves to apologize for his conduct. Dick's POV
Batman - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,164 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Published: 1/8/2012 - Richard G./Nightwing, Bruce W./Batman - Complete
Dreamer reviews
Dick has a nightmare and goes to Bruce for comfort. Nothing further to add. Father-Son bonding, fluff. Bruce's POV
Batman - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,833 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/31/2011 - Richard G./Nightwing, Bruce W./Batman - Complete
Meeting in Darkness reviews
My take on Bruce revealing his secret identity to Dick. Bruce's POV
Batman - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,425 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/30/2011 - Published: 12/22/2011 - Bruce W./Batman, Richard G./Nightwing
Comfort reviews
Dick gets injured whilst out on patrol. Bruce typically attempts to pawn the boy off to Alfred whilst he goes to work. Alfred has other ideas, forcing his employer into spending a single day in Dick's company while he is unwell. Father-Son bonding aplenty
Batman - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 16,026 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 12/30/2011 - Published: 12/22/2011 - Bruce W./Batman, Richard G./Nightwing - Complete
Report reviews
Parent's Evening is upon Bristol Middle School and Dick is waiting for Alfred to show up. When Bruce shows up instead,things get interesting... Arguments, Father-Son bonding and character development, Dick's POV
Batman - Rated: K - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,804 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/23/2011 - Richard G./Nightwing, Bruce W./Batman - Complete
Rain reviews
Dick hates the rain, especially in Gotham. A whole day under the clouds. Father-Son bonding, Dick's POV
Batman - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,781 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/22/2011 - Richard G./Nightwing, Bruce W./Batman - Complete
Soldier reviews
Jason pulls his usual tactics on patrol, prompting another lecture in the aftermath. But when he decides to argue back, Bruce finally offers something other than his usual 'this is NOT open for debate'. Jason's POV
Batman - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,455 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/20/2011 - Bruce W./Batman, Jason T./Red Hood - Complete
End Credits reviews
It is the afternoon of Jason's funeral. Bruce is trying to bring himself to say goodbye for a final time and having difficulty. Bruce's POV
Batman - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,609 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 17 - Published: 12/20/2011 - Jason T./Red Hood, Bruce W./Batman - Complete
Escape reviews
Patrolling in the darkness, Batman reflects on the city landscape and its fall into ruin. Robin reminds him that not everything in Gotham is bleak.
Batman - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,137 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/16/2011 - Richard G./Nightwing, Bruce W./Batman - Complete
Progeny reviews
Batman and Robin, Bruce and Damian,are still finding their feet as a team. When a new opportunity to wrestle control back from the criminal element presents itself, will they work together or not at all? Damian's POV
Batman - Rated: K - English - Family/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,473 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/16/2011 - Bruce W./Batman, Damian W./Robin - Complete
Up High reviews
Bruce's thoughts on both the murder investigation of Dick's parents and of Dick's adjustment to life in the manor
Batman - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,416 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 11 - Published: 9/23/2011 - Bruce W./Batman, Richard G./Nightwing - Complete
Funeral Dirge reviews
My take on the Grayson funeral from Dick's Point of View.
Batman - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,999 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/23/2011 - Bruce W./Batman, Richard G./Nightwing - Complete