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Joined 06-10-12, id: 4049240, Profile Updated: 12-29-14
Author has written 9 stories for Once Upon a Time.

Aussie writer and Once Upon A Time -aholic.

I've recently discovered the wonders of Rizzoli and Isles (honestly, Australia misses out on all the good shows /sigh/) and am starting to fall just a little in love with them as well.

Also quite addicted to Tim Minchin for any who might actually know of him (and if you don't, you really should!).

I'm happy to receive any constructive criticism of my writing and I apologize in advance if anyone is offended by any of the topics that I may include in my stories. I will always endeavour to add the appropriate trigger warnings so that everyone knows what they're likely in for when reading. I do like eliciting a few tears with my stories, so if I've done my job correctly, readers hopefully will shed a tear or two in empathy.

As Lucy Lawless (Xena) once said: "I like to make people laugh, but I love to make people cry."

Echo.

Twitter: @Echo_AU

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AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/users/Echo_AU/pseuds/Echo_AU

Status

Home - Still being updated. And guys, I am sooo sorry! I swear I'm getting to it - but RL has been quite.. insistent.. these past couple of months in a way I had never anticipated. Believe me when I say this is my baby, and I have no intention of leaving you all hanging with this fic being incomplete :)

Second Chances - On the back-burner behind Home. I really only have time for one fic atm, and that one is getting my attention. That being said, I do have the entire story arc written out, it's just a matter of sitting down with spare time and filling in the blanks :)

Random One Shots - Are constantly being written! They keep filling my head when I should be writing Home.. Damn them! :)

Thank you everyone for sticking with me - the updates, I hope, will be worth it. :)

18-09-2014

To everyone who is still reviewing my work - I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It means so much to still, after all this time, know that I am moving people with words written nearly two years ago. So thank you.. to all those who have left me a note - whether anonymous, long time members or those who created an account just to let me know my writing was appreciated.

One day I shall all let you know what was in the box in Home ;)

Until then - thank you, once more.

29-12-2014

I still read these reviews and I do thank you. To those who log in and review, I do try to reply personally - particularly to PM's. To those who reply as Guest, I do not think any less and appreciate the reviews as well.

To those who review and tell me they didn't bother reading the whole thing but they think XYZ is going to happen and I should put a warning on it...

Fuck off.

IF XYZ is going to happen and I feel that it's sufficient to warrant a trigger warning, it is there. I am not going to trigger warn every "so-and-so character gets sick". Use your discretion and know that if you read my stories, they're going to be tear-jerkers.

So please, fuck off with your "reviews" if you say in the same breath you didn't even bother to read it to the end. Those will just be deleted and you'd have wasted your time in even writing them.

Echo.

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Come On Be Nice by LZClotho reviews
Regina has decided that the quickest way to get rid of Emma Swan is to scare off the commitment phobic woman with a come-on. This, as with many of Regina's plans, does not go as, well, planned. Rated M for Swan Queen sex.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,894 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 291 - Follows: 177 - Updated: 3/8 - Published: 8/14/2012 - [Regina M./The Evil Queen, Emma S.] - Complete
Your Move by LZClotho reviews
Post-"A World Without Magic." When Emma visits Regina during her house arrest, the former mayor/queen's loneliness leads to chess... and other things. Note: Mature content. Swan Queen 'ship. Same-sex content.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 17 - Words: 51,243 - Reviews: 279 - Favs: 341 - Follows: 754 - Updated: 11/15/2014 - Published: 6/7/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen
Dreamscape by B of Ericaland reviews
AU Every night when Queen Emma falls asleep she becomes Emma Swan, or is it the other way around? When she meets beautiful Regina in both worlds simultaneously, she begins to question all she's ever believed.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 63 - Words: 245,596 - Reviews: 1301 - Favs: 962 - Follows: 1,421 - Updated: 5/18/2014 - Published: 4/6/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen
The Staircase by redcharcoal reviews
Regina could still smell her cologne and feel the cheap pleather pressing into her back. The brunette sucked in a breath. She was still lying on the floor at the staircase's base and she stared back up at it. Everything was different now. Changed. She felt broken by what had just happened, appalled and enraged, dirty. WARNING: NC17 for non-consensual sex. Dark. (But gets lighter.)
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 74 - Words: 240,810 - Reviews: 2720 - Favs: 1,424 - Follows: 1,373 - Updated: 1/3/2014 - Published: 10/11/2012 - [Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen] OC - Complete
The Secret's in the Telling by pyrophoric reviews
AU. Post-curse. "It's the sixth of October. A pivotal moment in Storybrooke's history and the turning point in Regina Mills' life. And it all began with a spell, a Sheriff, and a thief." Eventual Swan Queen.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 262,979 - Reviews: 1009 - Favs: 1,898 - Follows: 1,381 - Updated: 11/9/2013 - Published: 10/23/2012 - [Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen] - Complete
Need -- A Once Upon a Time Tale of Love, Honor, and Regret by atlonglastlove reviews
Set in S1-mostly. What happens when a new evil winds up in Storybrooke? Fantasy, romance, angst, family matters, spells, and monsters. All that, rolled up in the big ball of emotional turmoil that is Emma and Regina. Swan Queen.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 16 - Words: 34,421 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 146 - Follows: 159 - Updated: 4/5/2013 - Published: 10/4/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen - Complete
It started at school by Dashed reviews
"Being in love with someone who didn't love you back – there was nothing more humiliating or galling for Regina Mills." This should have been a short smutty tale about Emma and Regina in boarding school. Instead it's a long smutty tale about Regina and Emma throughout their life. SwanQueen. Boarding school AU.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 45,092 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 193 - Follows: 249 - Updated: 1/11/2013 - Published: 8/29/2012 - Regina M./The Evil Queen, Emma S.
Too Soon by Dashed reviews
Regina Mills is perfectly happy being Mayor of a town filled with the constant suffering of people she hates. She does not need some pregnant delinquent messing everything up.Emma Swan comes to Storybrooke at 18 not 28. SwanQueen.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 49,406 - Reviews: 569 - Favs: 393 - Follows: 798 - Updated: 12/28/2012 - Published: 5/7/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen
Unchained Melody by Standbackufools reviews
"Shall I tell you, Miss Swan? Do you want to know what wicked things the Evil Queen is planning on doing to a poor, helpless little Savior so wonderfully at her mercy?"
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,917 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 19 - Published: 12/9/2012 - Regina M./The Evil Queen, Emma S. - Complete
Hungry Like The Wolf by B of Ericaland reviews
it's regina's birthday and emma decides to involve ruby when things don't go her way. swan queen with a dash of red swan. not what you might think. smutty.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,280 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 20 - Published: 11/13/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen - Complete
Emma, Get Your Gun by fictorium reviews
Written for my beloved Tiff, who is as crazy as I am about the phrase 'Emma, Get Your Gun'. In true Annie Oakley fashion, I wanted a competition fic between Emma and Regina. This is how that turned out.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,674 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 8 - Published: 11/4/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen - Complete
Curiosity Killed the Swan by awomanontheverge reviews
As the saying goes, curiosity killed the cat – and Emma knew that Regina Mills and whatever was through that door might very well be the death of her.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,932 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 11/1/2012 - Published: 10/25/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen
Educating Emma by Bond.Jane reviews
Emma finds it difficult to adapt to the White court: She has her foot permanently in her mouth, the manners of a peasant and a family that covets Snow's throne is out to eliminate her. There is only one person capable of teaching Emma what she needs to survive: the very same Regina Snow has kept secretly imprisoned for the last year. Set in FTL 1 year after the curse breaks. AU
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 51,650 - Reviews: 654 - Favs: 833 - Follows: 422 - Updated: 10/24/2012 - Published: 10/9/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen - Complete
Hot and Bothered by highheelsandchocolate reviews
'A relationship without a little bite in it is no fun at all.' Swan-Queen smut. Set loosely toward the end of the first season except Emma knows Regina is the Evil Queen and Regina has magic ;)
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,657 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 263 - Follows: 64 - Published: 10/16/2012 - [Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen] - Complete
A Little Taste by hunnyfresh reviews
Emma has been desperate to know what it's like to kiss the smirk off of Regina Mills, but when she finally gets the chance, it doesn't seem to be enough.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,828 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 330 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 10/12/2012 - Published: 10/8/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen - Complete
Realm of Shadows by RavensBear reviews
NOW COMPLETE. When Emma repays the favour owed to Mr. Gold, she finds it is the key to many things in Storybrooke, including her heart. Rated M for later chapters. SwanQueen.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 40 - Words: 120,800 - Reviews: 336 - Favs: 410 - Follows: 246 - Updated: 8/27/2012 - Published: 4/19/2012 - Regina M./The Evil Queen, Emma S. - Complete
The Trouble with Clocks by Mary Margaret Blanchard reviews
This takes place after the breaking of the curse, when the clock is set back to 8:15. Mr. Gold and Regina strike a new deal, whereby the past is undone and re-written. The setting is Boston, around the time of Emma's twenty-eighth birthday. Strong focus on Emma and Mary Margaret, but all characters will make appearances. Read content warnings within.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 33,018 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 8/26/2012 - Published: 6/29/2012 - Emma S., Snow White/Mary M. Blanchard
Today And Every Day by writetherest reviews
Emma just rolled her eyes. "I can't believe that everyone in town is going to pretend to be married to someone of the same sex. And I also can't believe that you have me married to Regina!" / Ruby's still playing matchmaker and this time, Emma and Regina end up married for the day.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,924 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 453 - Follows: 65 - Published: 8/9/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen - Complete
The Second Hand Unwinds by writetherest reviews
What if when Sidney cut Emma's brakes, the accident hadn't been so minor? And how will one little incident cause everything to unravel? / Eventual Swan Queen
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 58,754 - Reviews: 507 - Favs: 474 - Follows: 862 - Updated: 7/28/2012 - Published: 3/5/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen
Black Lace by Standbackufools reviews
Emma and Henry find a way around the 'no visiting' rule involving binoculars and the walkie talkie. Emma's attention is fully on her son, she truly doesn't intend to watch Regina at all. At least until the mayor begins undressing in front of her window..
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 23,964 - Reviews: 240 - Favs: 794 - Follows: 301 - Updated: 7/11/2012 - Published: 2/24/2012 - [Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen] - Complete
It Was Her by B of Ericaland reviews
Emma as a stripper in New York. 4 part one shot set over 12 years.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,233 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 163 - Follows: 21 - Published: 5/27/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen - Complete
lately i don't think of you at all by broken-social-contract reviews
Emma fulfills the role scripted for her by fate: she breaks the curse and sets into motion the end of fairy tales, of larger-than-life characters, of magic. She wants a reset button.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,810 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 33 - Published: 4/29/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen
Hips Don't Lie by fictorium reviews
Emma can't shut her big mouth in front of Regina when it comes to mentioning her Friday night plans. What happens if Regina comes along?
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,851 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 17 - Published: 4/15/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen - Complete
Not A Fairy Tale Romance by seriousish reviews
Emma has always annoyed Regina. The way she dresses. The way she talks. The way Regina's in love with her…
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 34,504 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 277 - Follows: 176 - Updated: 4/9/2012 - Published: 1/24/2012 - Regina M./The Evil Queen, Emma S. - Complete
The Night Regina Let Emma In by elisesdean reviews
An overzealous, completely devoted, in love Emma barges her way into a rather lenient Mayor Mills' house and makes her watch a movie with her… and Regina finally lets her in. A long-ish one-shot.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,352 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 11 - Published: 3/24/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen - Complete
Ninety Eight and Three Fourths Percent Guaranteed by writetherest reviews
It's been true though. I have been in Lurches and Slumps and I managed to find my way out. But now I'm stuck in The Waiting Place. And I'm just tired. I'm tired of waiting, Mary Margaret. So I need to do what the book says and head straight out of town.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,829 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 18 - Published: 3/3/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen - Complete
What Regina Wants by Standbackufools reviews
Tired of a certain blonde annoyance in her life, the Mayor decides it's time to deliver an ultimatum. And she is very, very accustomed to getting exactly what she wants. No matter the cost.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,431 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 175 - Published: 2/24/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen
Visitation Rights by magicmumu reviews
Regina and Emma set up a time when Emma can visit Henry, when a slip of the tongue leads to something more. Femslash Regina/Emma
Once Upon a Time - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 707 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 9 - Published: 2/19/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen - Complete
Rain Comin' Down by writetherest reviews
Holding Emma, soaked to the bone, as they danced among the rain drops was the best moment that Regina could remember, besides the moment that Henry had first been placed in her arms.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,427 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 279 - Follows: 31 - Published: 2/18/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen - Complete
To Win, To Lose, To Find by Kaellig reviews
After 1x08. Emma just won the election, Regina just lost, and both of them don't know what they want.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,104 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/26/2012 - Regina M./The Evil Queen, Emma S. - Complete
Never Stay But Then Again I Might by writetherest reviews
And Regina wasn't afraid. Because Emma Swan had come back. / 5 Times Emma Leaves Regina Only To Come Back Again
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,454 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 213 - Follows: 21 - Published: 1/22/2012 - Regina M./The Evil Queen, Emma S. - Complete
I Might Let You Break My Heart by hoarder reviews
"Keep cool, Swan. The ten year old didn't just catch you drunk dialing his other mother at an ungodly hour."
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,093 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 9 - Published: 12/14/2011 - Regina M./The Evil Queen, Emma S. - Complete
Cotton and Marble by Ayoshen reviews
"Listen to me, Regina. You have a heart. I can prove it." An alternate take on -the- scene from 1x07.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 584 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/12/2011 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen - Complete
i could give you my apologies by broken-social-contract reviews
Emma chuckles, again, because Regina is the sappy romantic between the both of them, a firm believer in happy endings and grand gestures. AU; Emma/Regina; Pilot reboot where Henry has divorced mothers
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,859 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 200 - Follows: 67 - Published: 11/25/2011 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen - Complete
Forego the Parable, Seek the Light by broken-social-contract reviews
It's the second year into the Final Battle, and they're still making the same mistakes. This is that second year in reverse. Regina/Emma
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,411 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 15 - Published: 11/25/2011 - Regina M./The Evil Queen, Emma S. - Complete
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Home reviews
"In her private moments when she was alone in her bed she would envision the worst, sometimes even shake with unfounded terror that her son's birth mother would return and claim a biological right to him." Regina's worst nightmares drive her to find Emma, but neither are prepared for what will happen when she does. Set 4 years before season 1.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 61,902 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 338 - Updated: 2/21/2013 - Published: 9/16/2012 - Regina M./The Evil Queen, Emma S.
It's a Secret reviews
Regina has a secret she is desperate for Emma to know - but is doing her best to distract her from ever finding out.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,011 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 24 - Published: 1/29/2013 - Regina M./The Evil Queen, Emma S. - Complete
The Colour of Pain reviews
**Warning: Not a happy story** "Soaked and chilled, she kisses this woman, this force of nature, this collision of contradictions and promises her always." ... The life and times of Swan Queen through the varying colours of life.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,187 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/25/2013 - Regina M./The Evil Queen, Emma S. - Complete
Clarity reviews
"There is a certain clarity that comes with knowing the moment of one's own death. A clarity that opens up all the doors, allows freedoms otherwise ignored and lets one take the chances that never would have been taken." - Snapshots of memories of Regina Mills. Does not follow a structured timeline. **WARNING** Possible character death - depending how the ending is interpreted.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,930 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/17/2012 - Regina M./The Evil Queen, Emma S. - Complete
Stay reviews
Stay: - it's such a small word; short and to the point, elegant only in its simplicity. But it is perhaps one of the hardest words Emma Swan has ever said, and most definitely the hardest word Regina Mills has ever heard.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,270 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 18 - Published: 11/29/2012 - Regina M./The Evil Queen, Emma S. - Complete
Second Chances reviews
She was once lost; she was once loved. Can Regina make the right choices when given the opportunity for a second chance? Set after the breaking of the curse - not compatible with season 2.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 26,695 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 134 - Updated: 10/26/2012 - Published: 9/19/2012 - Regina M./The Evil Queen, Emma S.
Four Seasons reviews
A life time of Swan Queen set in four seasons.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,813 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 12 - Published: 9/12/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen - Complete
It Comes With A Price reviews
Set before the breaking of the curse: the butterfly effect of an extraordinary day in the life of the Mills family. Content may contain trigger warnings.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,100 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 9 - Published: 9/5/2012 - Emma S., Regina M./The Evil Queen - Complete
Monday reviews
**Note: Not a happy story** "Breaking the curse should not have broken her soul, should not have broken Henry's." - 3 years of snapshots in a post-curse Storybrooke. Regina has been placed under house arrest and as part of the conditions a member of the Sheriff's office is to visit every week. Emma has been hailed as Saviour, but can she save the one person she is falling for?
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,284 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 160 - Follows: 23 - Published: 8/16/2012 - Regina M./The Evil Queen, Emma S. - Complete