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Author has written 40 stories for Dragon Age, StarTrek: The Next Generation, Final Fantasy X, and Mass Effect.

As with many, my love of Dragon Age: Origins made me start writing Fan Fiction.

The majority of my current work is short stories, but I will add longer sagas as the mood strikes me.


In-Progress Long-term Projects (Being Published or Actively Writing):

Don't Worry, I'll Protect You, an AU story about what would happen were Dorian to acquire the Anchor. Updated weekly.

Artwork for Don't Worry, I'll Protect You:

  • Inquisitor Dorian Pavus by xla-hainex
  • Inquisitor Mailani Lavellan by WhiskasGirl

  • Projects on Hiatus (To Be Completed Later)

    Everyone Lies, working title of the saga of my Inquisitor, Martin Trevelyan

    Hope for Light, the Blight novel of Kalindra Tabris, is in progress! Publication has been put on hold due to Real Life Sucks

    Portraits of Kalindra is a corollary to Hope for Light, and will feature little snippets of fluff and romance about Kalindra as her more serious Blight novel progresses. The links to the pictures for each chapter will be posted here.

    Chapter 1: Inspiration
    Chapter 2: Words
    Chapter 3: This We Share (NSFW art by Chenria)


    Completed Projects:

    Though We Had All of Time is my full-length Star Trek: The Next Generation book inspired by the following quote:

    Nothing is there to come, and nothing past, But an eternal Now does always last.

    - Abraham Cowley, Davideis

    My story concerns the infinite as much as the finite, the irrational as much as the rational, and explores the nature of what and why we are.

    Rise of the Wolf, a (very) speculative fiction regarding the fall of Arlathan. Written even before I played DA2, and completed long before DAI was released, so it is pure AU. Fen'Harel x OC


    Completed short series (25k words or less):

    A Matter of Necessity, an Elizabethan-era AU (yes, you read that right). Cullen x Dorian

    Dark Desire: tales of my evil Warden Jorath Amell. Amell x Zevran

    Ghost of the Past, a what-if story involving my clubfoot Warden Daylen Amell and Jory's wife, Helena. Amell x Helena

    Once Upon a Time, a series of one-shots which tell the tales of the Companions from DAO as if they were fairy tales. Most are simply humor. (This series was written and named loooong before the TV show came out. It is a Dragon Age series)

    Scraping Away the Mask, a romantic story that slowly becomes overshadowed by darker undercurrents. Cullen x Dorian (In Progress)

    Serpent's Tongue, in which a cheeky Krem teaches Cullen naughty words in Tevene instead of the day-to-day pleasantries he asked to learn. Cullen x Dorian

    The Further Adventures of Dailana Cousland, in which I explore Fereldan with my Valley Girl Warden, Dailana Cousland. Yes, you read that right, too. Cousland x everyone

    The Inn Between Loads, a silly crossover series between Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed, and Final Fantasy (among others) which takes place at an inn where NPCs go after they die in the game or when they're off-screen.

    The Tiniest Lion in Skyhold: a collection of stories about Commander Cullen and his kitten, Tiny. Cullen x Lavellan

    Winning Strategy, in which Dorian and Cullen wake up half naked in bed with no idea of how they got there. Cullen x Dorian


    Thank you to everyone who reads and enjoys my works! You can find me on Tumblr, as well!

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    Modest in Temper, Bold in Deed by Bethadots reviews
    The woman they call Rosalie Trevelyan is not a noblewoman at all but a bard sent to spy on the conclave by her Orlesian master. Becoming the Herald of Andraste was a lot more than she bargained for, and keeping her true identity a secret from everyone else is just another complication.
    Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 38,252 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 3/24/2016 - Published: 7/30/2015 - [Trevelyan, Iron Bull] Leliana - Complete
    In My Life by Letticiae reviews
    AU where the Alenkos decide to foster a sixteen-year-old girl after an Alliance patrol led by Kaidan's father rescues her on Mindoir. Shenko. From pre-ME1 to post-ME3. New cover art featuring an all grown-up Lisa Mae Shepard by gravity-zero.
    Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 56 - Words: 249,329 - Reviews: 603 - Favs: 265 - Follows: 377 - Updated: 7/16/2015 - Published: 8/1/2012 - [Shepard (F), Kaidan A.] D. Anderson, Emily W.
    Rise of Arlathan by BeyondThedas reviews
    When the arrival of two mysterious women attracts the attention of the now-retired Bard Ives Durante, his curiosity sparks a chain of events that will lead from the Grey Warden's Keep in Val Royeaux all the way to the Great Hall of Arlathan. Join Ives and his companions as they search to find a cure for the taint, and discover that no less than the future of Thedas is at stake.
    Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 18 - Words: 146,601 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 6/7/2014 - Published: 5/19/2013 - Amell, Zevran A., Alistair, Mahariel
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    Don't Worry, I'll Protect You reviews
    An AU of DAI in which the Anchor is passed on to another shortly after Skyhold is settled and the Herald of Andraste takes up the title of Inquisitor. Another must try to garner the support of the people and marshal the forces of Thedas together to fight the threat of Corypheus. Can Dorian Pavus pull it off? Not alone! (slow burn fic) (Publishing to resume in April/May)
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 125,092 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 2/9 - Published: 6/18/2015 - [Cullen, Dorian] Hawke (M), Lavellan
    Scraping Away the Mask reviews
    After a large steam bath is installed in Skyhold, Cullen has trouble finding the time to go until the Inquisitor puts her foot down and gives him his bathing orders. Though he grumbles at first, he quickly finds a reason to look forward to a nightly steaming.
    Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 40,424 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 1/20/2017 - Published: 9/14/2015 - [Cullen, Dorian] Iron Bull, Adaar - Complete
    One More reviews
    Martin Trevelyan and Dorian Pavus have a short conversation through the speaking crystal. Post-Trespasser.
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 843 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/20/2016 - Dorian, Trevelyan - Complete
    Dangerous reviews
    Dorian Pavus knows his former mentor Alexius is doing more than playing with fire, he is playing with time - and putting the entire world in danger. To save the world, Dorian travels to Redcliffe and arranges to meet with the Herald. NOTE: This is part fic, part character study of Dorian Pavus written in preparation for my long fic about my canon Inquisitor, Martin Trevelyan.
    Dragon Age - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,399 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/25/2016 - Published: 12/29/2015 - [Dorian, Trevelyan] Felix - Complete
    Whispers in Red reviews
    The Herald is dead, and Cassandra Pentaghast is the prisoner of the Elder One. What hope has she now?
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,415 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/15/2016 - Cassandra P., Corypheus, Trevelyan - Complete
    The Tiniest Lion in Skyhold reviews
    After a bad day of lyrium withdrawal, Inquisitor Lavellan gives Cullen a teeny, tiny tawny kitten that resembles a lion. The kitten then proceeds to attempt to charm all of Skyhold. NOTE: Each chapter highlights a different Companion/Advisor from DAI.
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,829 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 2/10/2016 - Published: 6/10/2015 - [Cullen, Lavellan] Dorian, Iron Bull
    Portraits of Kalindra reviews
    These are short snippets of stories based on my character Kalindra Tabris (there are also spoilers here, so please read *Hope for Light* first!) Each piece is directly related to an image I have listed in my profile. These are designed to expand her main story of Hope for Light. Enjoy!
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,246 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/24/2016 - Published: 3/11/2013 - Zevran A., Tabris, Daveth, Nelaros
    Impossible to Resist reviews
    Cullen Rutherford has finally asked Dorian Pavus out on their first official, public date after weeks of stolen moments which never quite seemed to satisfy. It promises to be an interesting evening, though neither party quite knows what to expect of the other... but they both hope to learn.
    Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,270 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/11/2016 - Published: 12/18/2015 - [Dorian, Cullen] - Complete
    What A Day
    Josephine has called the Inquisitor and the inner circle to a meeting to give them important information. Cullen and Dorian quickly grow bored, and look for something to do. Mild Warning: Not really smutty, but still NSFW
    Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,525 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/23/2015 - [Dorian, Cullen] Iron Bull, Josephine M. - Complete
    Welcome Home reviews
    When Cullen receives an unexpected visitor, nothing could have prepared him for who actually showed up on his doorstep. (NOTE: Implied past Cullrian, Dorian's child)
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 962 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/20/2015 - [Cullen, Dorian] Dog - Complete
    A Matter of Necessity reviews
    In sixteenth century London in merrie old England, Cullen of Rutherford seeks out the Italian actor known only as Dorian when his traveling theatre troupe visits London to perform for Good Queen Bess. Though Cullen claims he wishes only acting lessons from such a well-respected thespian, the truth of the matter proves to be far more complex than they could have predicted.
    Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 24,019 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/17/2015 - Published: 8/21/2015 - [Cullen, Dorian] Varric T., Iron Bull - Complete
    Dark Desire reviews
    Jorath Amell did not seek to become a Grey Warden, but now that he is, he will not let anything stand in the way of his true goals. Not even a fascinating assassin from Antiva... (NOTE: stories are not chronological)
    Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 29,429 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/24/2015 - Published: 8/24/2012 - [Amell, Zevran A.] Carver H., Felix
    It Never Ends reviews
    And what of the Inquisitor after Corypheus is defeated?
    Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 476 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/23/2015 - [Lavellan, Solas] - Complete
    Serpent's Tongue reviews
    Cullen asks Krem to help him learn Tevene so that he can impress Dorian, but Krem secretly takes the opportunity to teach Cullen a lot of dirty talk/vulgar things (Rating for strong language only)
    Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,484 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/13/2015 - Published: 7/14/2015 - [Cullen, Dorian] Iron Bull, Krem - Complete
    Breathe
    Dorian struggles to breathe after a fall in Emprise du Lion. NOTE: This short piece was written for the marvelous slugette and is about the love between her precious Yvad Trevelyan and Dorian Pavus. With some angst thrown in, because that's what I do, apparently.
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 496 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/8/2015 - [Dorian, Trevelyan] Cole - Complete
    Then It Was Over reviews
    The Archdemon is dead, but not without a great sacrifice. - Author's Note: This is my very first piece of Dragon Age fanfic ever written from 2011. It was originally for a prompt on the old Zevran thread over on the original BSN forums. The prompt was "You're so beautiful" and had to include a piece of poetry somewhere in the story, and somehow I ended up with the below fic. Emjoy!
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,112 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/29/2015 - Dog, Leliana, Shale, Zevran A. - Complete
    Winning Strategy reviews
    Dorian Pavus doesn't quite know what to expect when he wakes up half-naked in a strange bed with a pounding headache next to the devastatingly handsome Lion of Ferelden, but it doesn't take long to figure out what's going on. The question, of course, is what is he going to do about it? What he wants to do, or what he should do?
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,571 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 6/28/2015 - Published: 6/25/2015 - [Dorian, Cullen] Iron Bull, Cadash - Complete
    The Gift of Mercy reviews
    Dorian is very touched and grateful that the Inquisitor sentenced Alexius to magical research rather than execution, and wants to do something special for Trevelyan. A fluffy, romantic piece which takes place after Dorian and Trevelyan's first kiss and before Dorian gets his amulet back.
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,275 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/10/2015 - [Dorian, Trevelyan] Josephine M.
    Once Upon a Time reviews
    This series is stand-alone stories for Dragon Age that are written after the pattern of Fairy Tales and Brothers Grimm stories, but more modern. They are part parody/part humor but remain true to the characters of Dragon Age. Rating for slight smuttiness.
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 19,427 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/26/2014 - Published: 11/14/2011
    Hope for Light reviews
    Kalindra Tabris always hoped for a bright future. When that is taken away, she must embrace a life dedicated to one purpose: stop the Blight. She must fight demons and darkness both within and without as she travels across Ferelden. Yet deep down, she never gives up the last hope: the Hope for Light. Rating for: Sexual content, violence, mature themes. ON HIATUS
    Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 88,089 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 5/24/2013 - Published: 2/15/2013 - [Tabris, Alistair] Leliana, Daveth
    Speechless reviews
    Alistair knows well the value of words. When he stood before the Landsmeet and his life hung in the balance, the words that could have saved him were never spoken. Now he is confined with the one who did not speak, and must decide which words he himself will give her.
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,440 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Published: 2/26/2013 - Alistair, Cousland - Complete
    Sometimes There is No Choice reviews
    In Dust Town, sometimes your only choice is between a rock and hard place, and sometimes, it's between which dagger will be used to stab you. Mika Brosca faces some unpleasant realities as she considers what would be the best choice for her family... before the worst happens.
    Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,142 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/17/2013 - Brosca, Rica B. - Complete
    I Don't Regret a Thing reviews
    Shepard has to try to come to terms with the ramifications of the events and her decisions at Virmire. Sometimes, all a hero really needs is a good friend.
    Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,749 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/6/2013 - Shepard (F), Ashley W. - Complete
    Style for the Age reviews
    A bold rescue must occur as a Warden languishes in Fort Drakon, and who better to accomplish it than a bold assassin from Antiva? Still, even the ridiculously awesome Zevran needs some persuasion to do so when the job calls for a particular type of outfit...
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 930 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Published: 2/5/2013 - Zevran A., Leliana - Complete
    The Inn Between Loads reviews
    Ever wonder where the NPC's go after the game arranges their demise, or where they hang out until the game summons them to a prepared cut scene? Welcome to the Inn Between Loads, where any character can sit back, relax, and commiserate with someone else about the crap they go through. Regardless of what game they started in, there's always something that can drive an NPC to drink!
    Crossover - Final Fantasy X & Dragon Age - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,477 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/26/2012 - Published: 8/15/2012
    Ghost of the Past reviews
    Daylen Amell accepted the post of Chancellor for Alistair, but it is not quite the life he had in mind. When the wife of the ill-fated Grey Warden recruit Jory seeks him out, he is intrigued enough to give her a position at the Palace of Denerim. Can two lonely souls who both lost the ones they loved find solace in one another?
    Dragon Age - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,099 - Reviews: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/2/2012 - Published: 11/30/2012 - Amell, Morrigan - Complete
    Rise of the Wolf reviews
    It would take more than the blood magic of the Tevinter Imperium to destroy the great Elvhen nation of Elvhenan. As the Dreadful Wolf again stalks the streets of Arlathan and the voices of the Creators fade into the Beyond, Tallathian of Arlathan must salvage what she can of the greatest civilization of the Elvhen.
    Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 49,575 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/19/2012 - Published: 10/23/2011 - Complete
    Worth the Wait reviews
    After a difficult decision, Marian Hawke returns home to ponder the ramifications of her choice. Aveline offers her some advice... and then gives her much more than simple advice.
    Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,724 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/17/2012 - Hawke (F), Aveline V. - Complete
    The Valley Girl of Thedas reviews
    In an AU Ferelden, Dailana was not a scion of the Cousland Clan, being just another young lady in the ranks of the nobility and not even near Highever when tragedy struck. This is a series of short stories about the adventures of Dailana Not-A-Cousland, but still full of Valley Girl Goodness and proper shenanigans!
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,634 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/16/2012 - Published: 8/23/2012 - Alistair, Cousland
    The Further Adventures of Dailana Cousland reviews
    Like, whoa, so Dailana Cousland, the, like, Valley Girl of Thedas, now gets her own totally gnarly series of stories! She admits, like, that sometimes a bad word might, like, sneak in, or some sweet lovin' with Prince Hotness or the Assassin of Passion...
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 5 - Words: 17,911 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 8/8/2012 - Published: 12/1/2011 - Cousland, Alistair
    Cold Dining reviews
    Zevran was betrayed by the woman he loved before the corpse of the Archdemon had a chance to cool. Now, years later, he has a chance to confront her... once the dish is chilled properly. Warning: Torture
    Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,485 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/9/2012 - Alistair, Dog, Zevran A., Cousland - Complete
    No Regrets reviews
    During the takeover of Uldred and his abominations, a Templar suffers under the onslaught of the demons unleashed in the Circle Tower. He chooses a different path than Cullen. Written as a submission to the Dragon Age Asunder contest from Bioware.
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,586 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/22/2012 - Complete
    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Archdemon reviews
    As Grey Warden Kalindra and company close in on the Archdemon, an unusual curse from an unlikely source threatens the party. Will they be able to overcome its effect to save Ferelden? WARNING: Thar be chuckles ahead!
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,178 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/11/2011 - Published: 11/2/2011 - [Tabris, Alistair] Shale, Zevran A. - Complete
    Sturm und Drang reviews
    A vulnerable Kalindra opens up to Alistair about her past.
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,977 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/15/2011 - Alistair, Tabris - Complete
    Though We Had All of Time reviews
    While on a diplomatic mission to the heart of the Romulan Empire, the USS Enterprise-E suddenly finds its mission and its crew in peril when a longstanding feud within the Q Continuum threatens to dissolve the Alliance.
    StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 90,591 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/11/2011 - Published: 11/2/2011 - Q, Data - Complete
    Hope reviews
    Sometimes you can find it shining even in the midst of death and tragedy...
    Dragon Age - Rated: K - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 631 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/2/2011 - Leliana, Alistair - Complete
    Second Chances reviews
    Sometimes it is just better to kiss and make up.
    Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,491 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/2/2011 - Alistair, Tabris - Complete
    Wisdom of the Ancients reviews
    A silly little story with our favorite assassin and golem. Enjoy!
    Dragon Age - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 391 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Published: 11/2/2011 - Zevran A., Shale - Complete
    Homecoming reviews
    Going home after a long journey can bestow both joy and sorrow.
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,451 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/2/2011 - [Cousland, Alistair] Fergus C. - Complete
    Hollow Victory reviews
    Sometimes perspective can come from a most unexpected source...
    Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,386 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Published: 11/1/2011 - Alistair, Loghain M. T. - Complete