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Joined 02-13-12, id: 3720304, Profile Updated: 12-30-13
Author has written 7 stories for Emergency.

I truly am a laughing librarian. I enjoy the funnier things in life, and look for them wherever I can. I have been writing as a sideline for nearly ten years now, and find creative writing to be both entertaining and cathartic. I grew up in the 70's and watching Emergency was a major event-- time was always set aside for Johnny and Roy and the guys!

"Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory. " -Alan Alda

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The Let Down by Ginger S reviews
Story based on this quote..."As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let us down, probably will." -unknown and a tag to "Promotion" episode. Call it a challenge if the quote speaks to you. Love challenge responses.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 14 - Words: 21,286 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 2/16 - Published: 2/12/2012
His World Was Empty by SaraiEsq reviews
Response to Laughing Librarian's challenge prompt ("The quiet consumed him. He gazed into the flickering light and thought..."). Roy may have to face a difficult reality. And... my muse agrees with the plurality of reviewers: There will be more to this story.
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,084 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 2/14 - Published: 1/27 - R. DeSoto
Station 51 and the Great Snake Incident by Dinogeek reviews
In which Roy screams like an adolescent girl, Johnny practices his ducking skills, and Cap ends up taking the phrase 'trouser snake' a wee bit too literally. Not crack, but definitely unusual.
Emergency - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,428 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/12 - R. DeSoto, J. Gage, H. Stanley, C. Kelly - Complete
Nametag by FlaFan reviews
Roy helpfully reminds Johnny of something he (and possibly the script writers :)overlooked on that elevator ride in "How Green Was My Thumb?"
Emergency - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,454 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Published: 2/11 - R. DeSoto, J. Gage, D. McCall - Complete
The Chili Conspiracy by Icabu reviews
Dusted off another oldie (1999). Minor revisions. Chet's mouth puts Marco, and the whole station, on the spot.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,200 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/7 - Complete
It's Time by Kelmin reviews
Chet has a decision to make. Inspired by this prompt from Laughing Librarian, to whom I am grateful for the idea: "The quiet consumed him. He gazed into the flickering light and thought... Who is 'he' and why is he alone? Why is it/he so quiet? Where is he and what is he contemplating?"
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,355 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/21 - Complete
Checks and Balances by Alice I reviews
The fire Department and the hospital have a system of checks and balances to prevent mistakes, but sometimes they happen anyway.
Emergency - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 41,327 - Reviews: 168 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 1/12 - Published: 2/2/2012 - J. Gage, R. DeSoto
January Surprise by Kelmin reviews
Joanne gets a surprise at the hair salon. Everyone else gets a surprise later.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,662 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 12/22/2013 - Published: 7/29/2013
More Than A Game by SaraiEsq reviews
"It's nothing serious," Mike Stoker says repeatedly. So why won't Chet Kelly and Patty McConnikee believe him? Is it because they both already know that life as a firefighter is more than a game? Follows 'The Call of the Day' and 'BackStories:COTD.'
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 44,181 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 12/10/2013 - Published: 3/2/2013 - M. Stoker
Pass the Gravy, Gratitude and the Guys of Station 51 by itshowyoulive reviews
Just a little something that came to mind today as I thought about the upcoming holiday. Written and edited pretty quickly so please forgive any errors. FYI I used a random card generator to select each guy's card so it was a surprise to me too how many things that character would have to be thankful for. K mild language/death. Hope you enjoy it. Please R&R. Happy Thanksgiving!
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,021 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/26/2013 - R. DeSoto, J. Gage, C. Kelly, H. Stanley - Complete
Crash on the 405 by sandybeliever reviews
"Roy!" Johnny shouted, pointing ahead of them as they came around a bend in the freeway. "I see it."
Emergency - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,171 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/4/2013 - Complete
A House Divided - Chet's Cataclysm by Piscean6724 reviews
Chet's in trouble. Will his crew mates notice? Will they be able to help him before it's too late? This is the first installment in a series of stories depicting situations that cause division among the 'A' shift of Station 51.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 76,188 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 10/2/2013 - Published: 6/18/2013 - J. Gage, C. Kelly - Complete
Little Boy Lost by Ginger S reviews
Tragedy stole his childhood and took him from one bad situation to another until he found his calling. How Johnny Gage became "The Boot".
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 18 - Words: 34,574 - Reviews: 281 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 7/21/2013 - Published: 11/6/2011 - J. Gage
Misfire by Yum reviews
No rescue is ever simple, especially with a killer on the loose out to kill DeSoto. Now one of their own needs rescuing.
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 15 - Words: 39,856 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 7/17/2013 - Published: 7/9/2013 - J. Gage, R. DeSoto - Complete
Yesterday's Embers by Piscean6724 reviews
Captain Stanley recruits Mike to assist him in a special assignment for the LA County Fire Department but while doing their research they begin to see their shiftmates a bit differently. What will be the ultimate outcome of "The McConnike Mission?"
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 74,717 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 6/2/2013 - Published: 2/6/2013 - M. Stoker, H. Stanley - Complete
A Kind of Fire by Ariane Rivendell reviews
Johnny and Roy find themselves circling each other in a way that could leave their friendship either stronger or burned to ashes. Somewhere at the feathery edge of bromance / slash. T for language.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 112,607 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 5/16/2013 - Published: 8/22/2011 - R. DeSoto, J. Gage - Complete
Brotherhoods by Jojara reviews
Brothers have more to do with a connection of the heart than of the blood which flows from it.
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,518 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/26/2013 - R. DeSoto, M. Lopez
I'll Be Right There With You by sandybeliever reviews
I was inspired to write this after talking with fellow fan fic authors about writing about our own experiences. Please let me know what you think.
Emergency - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,253 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/24/2013 - R. DeSoto, J. Gage - Complete
Anagrams Run Through It All by NineMilesNorth reviews
Anagram-framed stories involving each crew member of A-shift and missing or wandering children.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 87,511 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/23/2013 - Published: 11/17/2012 - Complete
E is for Extrication by Kelmin reviews
Station 51 deals with a difficult extrication situation at a car accident. WARNING for child in distress. Originally posted in a different form in a longer story I've posted to AO3. If you read 'me' there, you'll recognize this,
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,359 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 7 - Published: 2/5/2013 - J. Gage, R. DeSoto - Complete
Potluck by Yum reviews
Meal time is rare for a fireman. But Station 51 tries, whenever they can. Here are five of them.
Emergency - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,540 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/28/2013 - Published: 1/27/2013 - J. Gage, R. DeSoto - Complete
Lights Out by Yum reviews
The county drops into a blackout but when needed, Station 51 can still find each other.
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 17,367 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 1/14/2013 - Published: 1/9/2013 - J. Gage, R. DeSoto - Complete
Broken Ties, Broken Time by Esmarias reviews
You can't control what Life throws at you... but you can control what you do with your life. (OC-centered) Fourth in my "Broken" series. KPlus for implications of suicide.
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,277 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/7/2013 - M. Stoker - Complete
The Age-Old Question by SaraiEsq reviews
Just how old IS John Gage anyway?
Emergency - Rated: K - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,941 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 9 - Published: 12/29/2012 - J. Gage - Complete
Swiss Cheese by SaraiEsq reviews
A tag to Season 2 episode 'Peace Pipe'
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,488 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 5 - Published: 11/13/2012 - C. Kelly, J. Gage - Complete
BackStories: The Call of the Day by SaraiEsq reviews
A series of sketches related to 'The Call of the Day' including the answers to some lingering questions from the main story. Sketches are mostly independent of each other; timing of new sketches dependent on my muse and real life.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 29,014 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 10/26/2012 - Published: 8/21/2012 - M. Stoker - Complete
Marco and the Man Upstairs by NineMilesNorth reviews
It's hard when the one you are angry at is the person you need to turn to most. This story is the final story of the "Coping Trilogy".
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,094 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/14/2012 - Published: 10/13/2012 - Complete
The Phantom Returns by NineMilesNorth reviews
With Chet back after an injury, the men of station 51 are together again as they continue to heal. This is the second story in the "Coping Trilogy".
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,006 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/1/2012 - Complete
Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! by Emom reviews
The 51 A Shift go to a Fire Fighting Convention, but something distracts them along the way.
Emergency - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,356 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/24/2012 - R. DeSoto, J. Gage - Complete
The Call of the Day by SaraiEsq reviews
What's behind Mike Stoker's hoarseness at roll call? Is Chet right - did Mike forget get how to talk on his days off? Or, is something else going on? This is the story I promised Mike I would finish writing in "A Late Night ...".
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 25,687 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/16/2012 - M. Stoker - Complete
Mouthing Off by 51Dreaming reviews
Johnny bites off a bit more than he can chew.
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,455 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Published: 8/3/2012 - J. Gage, R. DeSoto - Complete
The Worst Storm by sandybeliever reviews
Another in my Aubrey series. Johnny and Roy are called to Station 51 during a terrible storm but they never make it.
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,250 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 8/3/2012 - J. Gage, R. DeSoto - Complete
As We Go by Ariane Rivendell reviews
Captain Hank Stanley experiences severe emotional trauma that leaves him wrestling with a life-altering decision.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 42,530 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 7/29/2012 - Published: 9/9/2011 - H. Stanley
S is for Safe by Thaena reviews
The Alphabet might only be 26 letters long and if you think of ten words to each letter... that should be enough time for a trapped rescuer to get rescued...right?
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 43,341 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 7/27/2012 - Published: 2/12/2012 - J. Gage, R. DeSoto - Complete
The Gage Secret by Piscean6724 reviews
Johnny is intrigued when his Aunt Kitty calls to say she needs to tell him something important. But when she is killed on her way to his house he fears the secret died with her. How will he cope? Will he ever find out what she wanted to share with him?
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 37 - Words: 83,075 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 6/30/2012 - Published: 5/24/2012 - J. Gage - Complete
Things Aren't Always What They Seem by Piscean6724 reviews
Station 51 seems to be responding to quite a few arson fires. Could Johnny's new flame hold the key? Warning: abuse themes
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 62,480 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 4/7/2012 - Published: 3/16/2012 - J. Gage, D. McCall - Complete
Brussel Sprout Surprise by Ariane Rivendell reviews
Brussel sprouts on the lunch menu never sounded so good after Station 51 completes a successful rescue of a man trapped...
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,844 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 13 - Published: 4/6/2012 - J. Gage, R. DeSoto - Complete
Punctuated by kathey'ssis reviews
Firemen are taught to expect the unexpected and keep an eye out for anything that can cause a complication in their work, but there are some things that even a seasoned rescue man can't be expected to anticipate.
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,389 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 3/19/2012 - Published: 3/7/2012 - J. Gage - Complete
Balance by fanofrandy reviews
Challenge accepted! Response to Ginger S challenge. Johnny finds himself stuck in an elevator after a particularly rough shift.He seeks to find some balance.Reviews are welcomed!Rating is for latter ch's. and minor language.NOW COMPLETE!
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,579 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 2/29/2012 - Published: 2/24/2012 - J. Gage, R. DeSoto - Complete
Admissions by Ginger S reviews
Sometimes it's hard to admit our fears
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,259 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/17/2012 - J. Gage - Complete
A Walk in the Park by coloradoandcolorado1 reviews
After a disturbing fire at a local park, John is stalked by a threatening presence. Can Roy and the crew put the pieces together in time to prevent a tragedy?
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 18,491 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 1/22/2012 - Published: 12/3/2011 - J. Gage, R. DeSoto - Complete
To Buy or Not To Buy Tag by Alice I reviews
Dropping from the bridge support while attached to a lifeline and flopping around like a rag doll while holding a seizing teenager had unforeseen consequences for John Gage. Story is now completely posted. TKX for reading.
Emergency - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,302 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 1/6/2012 - Published: 1/3/2012 - J. Gage, R. DeSoto - Complete
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The Tool Party reviews
One never knows when or where a special tool might be needed.
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,870 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 12/30/2013 - Published: 7/28/2013
Ho-Ho-Who? reviews
In response to a story challenge posted on another site: RULES: 1: The story is no longer than A HUNDRED WORDS. 2: It involves any of the upcoming holidays. 3: It involves at least three of the 51 crew members. 4: No more than 1 OC and 5: Nobody dies! **Not sure why FF says it's 109 words- Word and Open Office both say 100 words even. Go fig. :)
Emergency - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 109 - Reviews: 13 - Published: 12/9/2013
A Fatal Reunion reviews
A woman from John Gage's past comes back to Carson with a new recipe for love. (Formerly titled: "Moving Day". I have rewritten large portions of it, but have kept my OC, Carla Culver.) Rated T for a reason-some parts are not suitable for the young 'uns.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 18 - Words: 52,022 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 7/12/2013 - Published: 3/18/2013 - J. Gage, R. DeSoto
Pillow Fight reviews
Something's not quite right tonight.
Emergency - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,357 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/15/2013 - M. Lopez - Complete
Come and Get Me reviews
Just a little one-shot that came to me as I was driving two hours to a conference at 6:00 this morning. Complete...maybe.
Emergency - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 177 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/12/2013 - R. DeSoto, J. Gage - Complete
What a Pain! reviews
Mike Stoker makes a new friend who turns out to be something much more. No, the characters of E! don't belong to me and I don't make any money from my stories...I just wish they did and I could.
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 36 - Words: 73,740 - Reviews: 218 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 2/16/2013 - Published: 8/2/2012 - M. Stoker, J. Gage - Complete
Some Things Are Better Off Left Unsaid reviews
Joanne's not feeling well and she's gunning for Roy. -My attempt at a response to a quote challenge: "You never know what's going to meet you in the silence." –Byron Katie
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,674 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/3/2013 - Complete