Roschelle Templar
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Joined 07-03-12, id: 4103362, Profile Updated: 02-25-18
Author has written 37 stories for City Hunter, Final Fantasy VIII, Albert Campion Mystery, All Creatures Great and Small, Father Brown Mysteries, and Diagnosis Murder.


Time for another (long overdue) update...

About me

There have been many changes to my life over the past few years. Some of which led to me taking a break from fic writing altogether for stretches of time. But recently, I've gotten back into writing regularly again and have tried my hand at writing fic for some new fandoms. So my readers can expect to see work from fandom not published here before in the near future.

I have an alternate account here under Rochelle Templer which includes fics from Bones, Doctor Who and The Monkees if anyone is interested.

Additional Note: I have an AO3 account under the pen name Rochelle Templer which I will cross-post any completed fic or fic I am currently working on to. Any fic that is unfinished and that I'm not currently working on will only appear on the account that I started it on. Also, shorter ficlets that were originally written for AO3 will be collected into multi-chapter fics to be published here in the near future. Stay tuned...

About my fic writing

I tend to lean toward certain styles and themes in my work. First and foremost, I do love to mix angst/drama/h/c with humor/fluff. As a result, most of my stories will have elements of both in them, despite the fic descriptors in the summary. Also, I tend to spend a lot of time in my characters' heads and explore a lot of nuances, and thus, my fics also tend to be on the long side. :)

A couple of other quirks in my writing and subject matter include:

Focusing on side characters: I can't help it. Ever since I started writing fan-fiction, I have often found myself drawn to the characters that just don't get as much attention in canon. Even in fandoms where I do spend most of my time with the main characters (like City Hunter) I still find ways to spend a lot of time with characters that were not featured heavily in canon. I guess it's because I feel as if their stories haven't had a chance to be fully explored yet...

Father/Son (or brother-centric) fics: This has also been a long running quirk of mine. I simply love exploring complicated father-son relationships or the dynamics between brothers who are less than traditional. Thus, almost every fandom I have written in so far has had at least one long, epic fic featuring a father-son or brothers combination that is not straightforward or traditional (and in the case of Final Fantasy VIII, it's the main thing I focus on).

Well that was more than enough about me...;)

Some notes on my fics:

All anime/manga fics

-I will be using honorifics (and a few titles) if they are commonly used in the original work. I tend to watch most anime in the original Japanese (usually with subtitles) and have studied Japanese in the past, thus I'd like to keep some of that flavor in my written work. Plus, the use of honorifics or titles (or lack thereof) can say a lot about how characters view each other which is another reason why I like to use them.

City Hunter fics:

-Even though my fics will be in English, there are a couple of words that I plan on leaving in Japanese...most notably, mokkori. I know that English translators have come up with a variety of substitutes for it including sexy, nookie, scoring and whatnot, but to me, mokkori is one of those words which just doesn't quite have a suitable equivalent in English. Plus, being as it's such an integral word in Ryo's vocabulary, I can't bring myself to leave it out of his dialogue. :)

-The fics are pretty much standalone, but I do have one AU series which includes (in this order):

1. To heal a heart: The return of Cinderella

2. To find a path: The uncertainty of decisions

3. To realize a destiny: The journey into shadows

Also, I plan on writing a sequel to The Change in Direction: Dark Shadows on City Streets at some point.

Final Fantasy VIII fics

-My fics here tend to follow one of two paths: either part of a series or standalone:

Series Fics

1. Long Shadows Before Dawn

1. The Verge of Anything

2. The Silence Afterwards

3. The Treasure in Details

4. Fractures

Standalone Fics

1. Vires and Constantia

2. Fidelitas in Perpetuo (loosely related to Vires and Constantia)

3. Revisions

4. Phasmatis (within the same universe as, but not directly related to Revisions)

Reading the fics that are part of the series list in order is not absolutely necessary, but it will be helpful for the longer fics like Treasure and Fractures.

Anyway, I'd like to thank everyone who takes the time to read my work in these fandoms. I hope you enjoy it.

All for now

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Like Glass
For years, Siegfried and Tristan's lives had been shaped by what they had lost. The trick was not allowing loss to define them.
All Creatures Great and Small - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,056 - Updated: 6/18 - Published: 6/16 - Complete
Certeris Paribus
Siegfried knew that there were many ways to be somebody's brother. Including some he didn't like to think about.
All Creatures Great and Small - Rated: T - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,738 - Updated: 6/12 - Published: 6/5 - Complete
Nine Times Out of Ten
Nine times out of ten, these phone calls severely tested the limits of Siegfried's long suffering patience.
All Creatures Great and Small - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,714 - Published: 5/8 - Complete
Thicker Than Water
An accident while out on a job leads to Siegfried hiring a temporary assistant and Tristan worrying about his future in the practice.
All Creatures Great and Small - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,762 - Updated: 4/5 - Published: 4/1 - Complete
Mending Time
While serving his latest sentence in Parkhurst, Magersfontein Lugg hadn't expected his life to take a new direction. Then, a visit from a mysterious young man changed everything...*Pre-Canon*
Albert Campion Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,819 - Updated: 3/23 - Published: 2/6
When Tristan leaves on a holiday, Siegfried rejoices over the prospect of having a summer where he'll be free his little brother's antics. But then, it doesn't take long for the reality to sink in...*pre-canon*
All Creatures Great and Small - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,289 - Updated: 3/22 - Published: 3/20 - Complete
Threads in a Tapestry reviews
Just as tapestries are made up of many threads, the bonds between people are made up of many moments. A collection of missing scenes and one-shots...
Diagnosis Murder - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,113 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/16 - Published: 2/7 - Steve S., Mark S.
Life In Moments reviews
A collection of one-shots and short fic featuring the FFVIII characters. Takes place before, during and after canon and will feature Squall and/or Laguna in most chapters.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,505 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/16 - Published: 2/7 - Laguna L., Squall L.
Scones and Cobblestones
Short fics gathering together little moments in-between the mysteries in Kembleford...
Father Brown Mysteries - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 3,843 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/16 - Published: 2/18
Mosaic of Life: Moments in the Day By Day reviews
A collection of one-shots involving Ryo, Kaori and the rest of the City Hunter cast. Drawn from both the manga and the TV show.
City Hunter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,034 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/16 - Published: 2/6
In Loco Parentis reviews
Being a brother is never easy, but some times are much more difficult than others...
All Creatures Great and Small - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,007 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/13 - Published: 2/20
Solstice reviews
When facing an evening of tedium, Lady Felicia decides it's time to take a chance on one of Flambeau's schemes...
Father Brown Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,597 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/11 - Complete
Facta Non Verba
On a day when Kembleford celebrates parents, some mysterious presents appear...
Father Brown Mysteries - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,628 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/6 - Complete
From Loss
The hardest step to take is one that starts from loss...*Pre-Canon*
All Creatures Great and Small - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,165 - Published: 2/6 - Complete
Fractures reviews
For years, Laguna had always found a way to smile and move forward no matter how difficult his life became. But what happens when the smile becomes a prison and moving forward means leaving his heart behind?
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 35,942 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 11/12/2013 - Published: 8/10/2013 - Laguna L., Squall L., Kiros
Phasmatis reviews
Laguna invites Squall and his friends to a costume party for Halloween, but, a night of fun quickly turns into a fight to survive when an ancient evil begins to re-awaken. As they fight to stop it, Squall and the others are also confronted by the ghosts from their pasts.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,575 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/7/2013 - Published: 10/31/2013 - Laguna L., Squall L., Rinoa H., Raine L.
Fidelitas in Perpetuo reviews
Some bonds seem eternal while others quickly fall apart under the harsh pressures of life. But what happens when bonds that were supposed to last forever are stretched to the limit and beyond? Are they doomed to break and fade away? Or can some bonds transcend any hardship and even the people who are connected by them?
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 40,617 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 11/6/2013 - Published: 10/2/2013 - Kiros, Laguna L., Squall L.
Revisions reviews
A tragic accident and a moment of chance force an encounter between two people who thought they would never meet. As they learn to co-exist, both of them will discover that what appears to be random is actually fate...and that sometimes fate begins to unfold long before people are aware of it.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 28,814 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 11/4/2013 - Published: 10/3/2013 - Seifer A., Laguna L., Kiros
Long Shadows Before Dawn reviews
"Let's talk when it's all done..." Almost six months after that conversation, Laguna Loire is no closer to reconciling with his son, Squall Leonhart. Whispers of a new enemy and of plot to assassinate the president of Esthar, however, mean a new mission for SeeD and another chance for Squall and Laguna to overcome the shadows of their pasts.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 118,869 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 9/12/2013 - Published: 6/4/2013 - Laguna L. - Complete
The Treasure in Details reviews
Squall falls ill and is confined to his dorm room and Garden brings in someone to take care of him. That someone being none other than Laguna Loire. And thus, a long week filled with bickering, nurturing, revelations, and stuffed animals begins...
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 25,936 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 8/6/2013 - Published: 7/2/2013 - Laguna L. - Complete
Vires and Constantia reviews
He had to know if Laguna was still alive and until he did, he would keep searching. One-shot
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,336 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/13/2013 - Kiros, Laguna L., Ward - Complete
The Silence Afterwards reviews
In the aftermath of tragedy, one man succumbs to his grief and another one tries to pick up the pieces. One-shot.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,306 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/26/2013 - Laguna L., Squall L., Kiros - Complete
The Verge of Anything reviews
A dinner, an unfortunate choice of words, and one more step toward a bond between father and son. One-shot.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,729 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/16/2013 - Laguna L. - Complete
Endless Summer: A Gift of Years reviews
As Ryo's birthday approaches, Kaori struggles with what it means for both her and Ryo and she decides to give him a present that will give a new meaning to the occasion. Set after the end of the manga. One-shot.
City Hunter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,715 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/26/2013 - Complete
Traces Of Life: The Shaping of a Heart reviews
Before he was a sweeper and one half of City Hunter, Ryo Saeba was an orphan and a solider in a war-torn land. What kind of path led him to become the professional who seeks to protect others and serve justice? A glimpse into a very different sort of childhood.
City Hunter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 21 - Words: 117,224 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/26/2013 - Published: 11/14/2012
Farewell Song of a Magnum: The Cold Twilight of a Life reviews
A deceptive client and a dangerous trap leave Ryo and Kaori fighting for their lives and struggling to come to terms with their feelings and their commitment to each other.
City Hunter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,528 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 2/16/2013 - Published: 2/7/2013
Petals in the Wind: In Pursuit of a Vision reviews
When a case makes Kaori start to doubt her own femininity, Ryo comes up with his own solution to her problem by offering to be her personal instructor on how to become the ideal woman.
City Hunter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,009 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 2/16/2013 - Published: 2/7/2013
To Realize a Destiny: The Journey Into Shadows reviews
Third story in a trilogy which includes To Heal a Heart and To Find a Path. A series of murders and disappearances has City Hunter on the trail of a serial killer who is targeting the underground. Meanwhile, the shadows from Ryo's past become a part of the present when old enemies arrive in Shinjuku. Much more AU.
City Hunter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 33,856 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 2/4/2013 - Published: 10/15/2012
White Noise, Black Days: Meaning and Memory of Life reviews
A terrorist attack on Tokyo forces Ryo and Kaori to ponder the directions their lives are taking and what it will mean for the two of them. A re-imagining of Episodes 100 and 101 of the anime.
City Hunter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 43,029 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/17/2013 - Published: 9/29/2012 - Complete
Echo of Memories: The Distance Between Stars reviews
Struggling with the loss of an old friend, Ryo decides to spend an evening with his partner, Kaori. Set shortly after episodes 82 and 83 of the anime. One-shot.
City Hunter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,373 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/17/2012 - Complete
Halloween Party: Ghosts, Regrets, and Second Chances reviews
Ryo, Kaori, and the rest of the gang are invited to a Halloween party. Antics quickly ensue, but a sinister plot, the arrival of a ghost, and a decades-old romance put Ryo and Kaori's partnership to the test.
City Hunter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 9 - Words: 26,329 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/31/2012 - Published: 10/23/2012 - Complete
The Change in Direction: Dark Shadows on City Streets reviews
A little over two years into their partnership, Ryo and Makimura get involved in a case that will push their commitment to City Hunter to the limit, both personally and professionally.
City Hunter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 30,090 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10/24/2012 - Published: 9/29/2012 - Complete
To Find a Path: The Uncertainty of Decisions reviews
Sequel to To Heal a Heart. After finally making a deeper commitment to Kaori, Ryo discovers that his challenges are just beginning when he tries to build a new relationship with her while making sure that they can continue to operate as City Hunter. Things become even more complicated when they take on a client with a hidden vendetta of her own. Still somewhat AU.
City Hunter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 41,836 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 9/24/2012 - Published: 9/1/2012 - Complete
To Heal a Heart: The Return of Cinderella reviews
Six months after the incident with Sonia Field, Ryo has begun to change in ways that have those closest to him concerned. Worry for her partner drives Kaori to do what she believes is necessary to help Ryo become his old self again. Somewhat AU.
City Hunter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,765 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 8/31/2012 - Published: 8/24/2012 - Complete
The Red Thread of Destiny, What the Heart Sees reviews
Valentine's Day is approaching and Ryo and Kaori are hired to protect a professional matchmaker. As the case develops, however, things become complicated as feelings are revealed and danger hits close to home.
City Hunter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 27,562 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 8/18/2012 - Published: 7/6/2012 - Complete
The Mysteries of Strength: Ryo's Secret Power? reviews
A conversation between Miki and Kasumi leads to questions about Ryo and the enemies he faces. One-shot.
City Hunter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,012 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/17/2012 - Complete
Tearful Celebrations: One Year Later
One year after Makimura's death, Ryo and Kaori reflect on their current lives and on the day itself.
City Hunter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,616 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/9/2012 - Complete