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Joined 01-18-12, id: 3641673, Profile Updated: 05-10-14
Author has written 5 stories for Sherlock, Avengers, and Captain America.

About me... ugh. These are the worst, hence my long standing silence on the matter. But, my vanity has reached a fever pitch so I've been driven to talk about myself.

Name: Not Layla. That's a reference to a favorite Classic rock song of Clapton's. Some of you have probably figured that out by my sad attempt at re-imagining the album art in oil pastels.

Age: Twenties. Old enough to have understood precisely why that white stain on Lewinsky's dress was scandalous when the news first broke, but too young to *clearly* remember the Challenger explosion. So... if you must know, there. Make an educated guess. *cough* "No disrespect, but clearly you were born in the eighties."

Location: 'Merica, somewhere in the Mid West. I'm not always sure where though, so much corn... and soy beans. I mean, how many uses can we find for soy, really, that warrants this many soy fields...

Current Pay Source: A University. I'm a PhD student in the Classics. Why? Because I don't plan on being financially stable... ever.

Interests: BBC's Sherlock; Doctor Who; Marvel; LOTR; Harry Potter; Merlin; Firefly; and the new kid on the block, Supernatural(*)

Favorite People: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, RDJ, (and now not for looks (although Cumberbatch and Hiddleston have a special place in both of these categories for their immensely impressive brains and especially Hiddleston as a fellow classicist!)) Michael Crichton (we miss you and your brainy sci-fic), J.R.R. Tolkien (what a linguist!), Herodotus (yeah, as in the father of history... well, sort of history, he was really like the father of fan fiction so we owe him our allegiance...), Elizabeth I (I mean, cranky... yes, but what a woman), John Cleese (no explanation needed), The Brothers Green (DFTBA) and Grimm (keep your children in doors for God's sake!), Jane Austen, Van Gogh, Paul McCartney and the poetic collective known as Homer (childhood inspirations, 'WTF was wrong with you as a child?' I know... right?) and finally the queen, J.K. Rowling, I will always try to be Hermione thanks to her.

Favorite characters: I love the complicated ones, preferably a little light and a lotta dark. They're most interesting to me. So: Sherlock, obviously. Loki, again clearly. Remus Lupin. Tenth Doctor. You see the pattern.

If I had my way I'd hole up somewhere, live off my own little garden and read every book I could get my destitute little hands on. But that would mean no more internet, and that would mean no more raunchy fan fiction, and let's be honest... it's my favorite sustainable resource.

I like writing, but I'm not terribly good at it. Give me a 7500 word requirement for a monograph on religion in literature and I'll churn out a perfectly acceptable article but creative writing is a whole other animal. I like adjectives. That's about the only thing I and fiction have in common.

I'm an introvert who would be unabashedly content if 97% of the population never existed but I sure do like hearing from people on the internet. Maybe it's the lack of any true contact, or the possibility that any one of you could be a robot humoring me for the overlords, or the Doctor... either way, I like you people, so I'll gladly respond to messages or even volunteer to proof or Beta or whatever the newfangled process is called. There I go, betraying my age... Returning to the matter at hand, I like to read as much as or more than I do to write, so you know how to find me!

And that's all, little 'ole me in an unnecessarily indulgent set of paragraphs.


(*)I just (13/7/12) started watching the show, completed the first four seasons in three days and then found Castiel. Oh good god. The character is my spirit animal. Either way I like the show pretty well and some of my own, or I thought they were my own, motifs seem to have been anticipated by the writers. So, I naturally am interested in seeing how it turns out...

10/5/2014: Hello, kiddies! For those of you who pay attention to these unabashedly self-promoting spaces, I'm back to announce that I will be taking a break from my heretofore permanent hiatus for a one-time engagement. A single multi-chapter fic will be posted, two chapters per day, for the next two weeks. It's already completed, I'm just editing it and uploading it, but wanted to keep the suspense alive by posting incrementally. And no, I will not be posting anything else. No, not the promised sequel to 'Inside Out.' That's permanently shelved. I know, I'm a filthy, horrible liar. I'm sorry for all of you whom I've disappointed, if any. Toodles.

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Sanctuary by ARoseWithThorns reviews
Spoiler for the ending of Season 2. Molly has agreed to take Sherlock into her flat so that he can hide until he decides his next move, but what transpires between them both is entirely unexpected. Rated M for a reason; please read responsibly.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,977 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 231 - Updated: 1/1/2013 - Published: 1/16/2012 - Molly Hooper, Sherlock H. - Complete
The Trouble With Time by mtlumination reviews
Mandy has a secret, one she didn't even know she was keeping. Haunted by her past she is gripped by fear and struggles to hold onto her humanity. The Doctor has always known time was wibbly but when his future self drops in to warn him that his past is being altered their companions must work together to help the only person who can save them. Mandy. But can the Doctor save her?
Doctor Who - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 132,406 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 125 - Updated: 9/23/2012 - Published: 6/13/2011 - 10th Doctor, Donna N., Jack H., Martha J.
Driver by Cardboard Tube Knight reviews
Sherlock shows up Molly's on her birthday with a driver's uniform and a request. Sherlock/Molly pairing, obviously. total double romance
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,059 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 2/12/2012 - Published: 1/10/2012 - Molly Hooper, Sherlock H. - Complete
Girl's Night Out by Cardboard Tube Knight reviews
Molly goes on a girl's night out only to be left alone at the bar, when a stranger shows some interest she thinks, 'what's the harm'. But it seems that this stranger has more sinister motives. When Molly catches on she calls on Sherlock to help her.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,266 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 2/9/2012 - Published: 1/11/2012 - Molly Hooper, Sherlock H.
Sustain II Refrain by MaybeAmanda reviews
He could fix this.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 22,933 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 359 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 2/7/2012 - Published: 1/31/2012 - Sherlock H., Molly Hooper - Complete
The Long Way Home by somethinginthewayful reviews
Picks up after the Christmas party in ASiB, Molly is attacked leaving her spending the night with John and Sherlock at 221B. Weeks later the events of The Fall take place, Molly and Sherlock grow closer as he struggles with faking his death. NOW COMPLETE.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 26,559 - Reviews: 289 - Favs: 619 - Follows: 227 - Updated: 1/21/2012 - Published: 1/16/2012 - Sherlock H., Molly Hooper - Complete
Hero Worship by Nocturnias reviews
Post Reichenbach and spoilers. Unrequited love is painful. And Sherlock is still just a brilliant idiot. Or is he? Is there any hope for a superior mind and an ordinary one to meet in-between? This story was a finalist in the 2012 Sherlock and Molly Fic Award (SAMFAs) in the "Best Angst Rated M" category.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,487 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 233 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 1/20/2012 - Published: 1/18/2012 - Sherlock H., Molly Hooper - Complete
Peculiar Feelings by Duchess Emma reviews
Sherlock's strange feelings for Molly Hooper are a mystery to him. What happens after the confrontation with Moriarty? The rating will likely go up, I love smut.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,658 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 11/2/2011 - Published: 8/24/2011 - Sherlock H., Molly Hooper
Basic Needs by BlueOmegaWolf reviews
Post 'The Great Game'. Sherlock experiments with his emotional detachment, Molly blushes and John gets a good laugh at his friend*ahem*colleague. SH/MH Rating raised for chapters 2 onwards
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,653 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 8/1/2011 - Published: 5/4/2011 - Sherlock H., Molly Hooper
Sustain or Concerto for the Famished in D Minor by MaybeAmanda reviews
"So now you're behaving like a six year old 'cause he didn't take you along on his honeymoon?" Lestrade said. "Grow the hell up."
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 73,120 - Reviews: 378 - Favs: 1,388 - Follows: 239 - Updated: 7/11/2011 - Published: 6/29/2011 - Sherlock H., Molly Hooper - Complete
Creature Comforts by Alice Day reviews
Sherlock has a headache, John's fed up, and Molly gets a big surprise...
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,589 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 12 - Published: 11/22/2010 - Sherlock H., Molly Hooper - Complete
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AWOL reviews
Some things happen instantaneously. Others take time. Spoilers for CA:TWS. Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes POV, an exploration of triggers good and bad and the road to identity. Rated M for adult language and content. Barnes, Romanoff, Rogers; Barton, T. Stark, Banner and Hill all make appearances.
Captain America - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 76,673 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 5/17/2014 - Published: 5/10/2014 - Steve R./Capt. America, Bucky B./Winter Soldier, Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow - Complete
Need a Little Sugar with That Spice? reviews
Pepperony one-shot. Cuddles and canoodles set after the Avengers. M for adult language and content; also inappropriately corny.
Avengers - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,286 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 7 - Published: 11/10/2012 - Iron Man/Tony S., Pepper P. - Complete
Inside Out reviews
What if Loki's mind wasn't all malice and hate, what if he's been unmade as well? Slightly AU for the events of the film and then beyond. M for mature language and content. Loki/Natasha.
Avengers - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 24 - Words: 76,304 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 87 - Updated: 8/3/2012 - Published: 6/20/2012 - Loki, Black Widow/Natasha R. - Complete
On and On the Rabbit Hole Twists reviews
The continuing escapades of Layla in the world of 221B. Sequel to The Funny Thing About Happenstance. Sherlock/OC; Spoilers for Season 2. M for adult themes and language.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 17 - Words: 106,846 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 6/15/2012 - Published: 4/21/2012 - Sherlock H. - Complete
The Funny Thing About Happenstance reviews
An unsuspecting American academic makes the unhappy acquaintance of the men at Baker St, shenanigans follow. Sherlock/OC John/OC; Spoilers for Season 2. M for adult themes and language. Prequel to On and On the Rabbit Hole Twists.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 80,219 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 3/30/2012 - Published: 3/20/2012 - Sherlock H. - Complete
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