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Joined 07-22-12, id: 4148011, Profile Updated: 05-18-15
Author has written 13 stories for Criminal Minds, Grey's Anatomy, Glee, and Orphan Black.

Hello all! Nightshade's the name! I'm an obsessive amateur writer, science geek, and a glass-half-full optimist who still likes to stay aware that said glass may spill... I'm prone to laughing fits, incomprehensible geeky rants, caring for others too much, talking with my hands so enthusiastically that those sitting nearby might accidentally get smacked in the head, and bouts of random singing, no matter the locale. I discovered my love of writing in grade school, and never quite put it down! I'm fascinated by everything life has to offer, inspired by just about anything, and writing about all these little inspirations helps keep me relatively sane amidst the stressful-ness of life in general. If I had to describe myself in one word... Unique?

A note on the frequency of my updates, I will always try to post new chapters as quick as possible, but I'm getting into a period in my life where I have to dedicate a lot more time to my academics, extracurriculars, and other mildly stressful but exciting things. I do love my writing, and I love you all, my readers, but y'know, you've got to do what you've got to do! And what I've got to do is work hard, apply myself, and get into university! So I hope I have your well-wishes and continued support, which I'm immeasurably grateful for, but because I value your opinions and support so much, I felt you all deserved a rationale as to why it might take 1-2 months in between updates. I aplogize if it causes any inconvenience or undue frustration.

I absolutely adore Orphan Black, but I also watch (and sometimes write for) Criminal Minds, Grey's Anatomy, The Mentalist, and my recent guilty pleasure, Pretty Little Liars.

Favorite novel... I'll read almost anything, but my favorite book would have to be Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Favorite song: 'Where Does The Good Go' by Tegan and Sara (basically anything Tegan and Sara) but I'll listen to pretty much anything that sounds vaguely indie

Currently reading: Left Neglected by Lisa Genova

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

-Albert Einstein

First Do No Harm by zephyrchild reviews
AU. Even on DYAD's terms it was a difficult assignment. Delphine Cormier is a physician of not only the subjects of DYAD's research experiments but of the station's general population. Assigned to "babysit" a newcomer - an off-grid clone who's been permitted limited access of the station for good behaviour. She soon discovers how very human her subjects really are.
Orphan Black - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 19 - Words: 49,486 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 8/27/2014 - Published: 6/25/2014 - [Cosima, Delphine] Dr. Leekie - Complete
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Storm and Solace
Under stormy skies, crippled by Rachel's duty, and haunted by her legacy of deceit, betrayal, and heartbreak, Delphine returns. Oneshot, set mid-season 3.
Orphan Black - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,945 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/18/2015
Of Microscopes and Bloody Hopes reviews
Delphine's reflections upon her labor of love, the long, heart-rending search for Cosima's cure. "Come my darling, take pause and sit, let me spin you gold-silk tales. Of microscopes and bloody hopes, curvetting wintry gales. My thoughts they tread,'pon weary feet, loving words stitched in red hue. Of night to morn, my toil's adorn, each bless'd hour spent with you..."
Orphan Black - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 81,027 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 131 - Updated: 3/14/2015 - Published: 12/25/2013 - Cosima, Delphine - Complete
In a New York State of Mind reviews
A cracked phone, an Eskimo Pie, and a series of unfair deals are among the sequence of events that occur when Delphine Cormier runs into an endearing, dreadlocked woman in New York City. One woman with all the allure and charm of the famous metropolis, another searching for something to love in all its lawless bustle, both in the city where anything can happen. NYC AU. Oneshot.
Orphan Black - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,902 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/10/2015 - Cosima, Delphine
Comme des Enfants reviews
A date night out between Cosima and Delphine, which of course isn't complete without plenty of science pick-up lines, a bit of wine, and nearly getting thrown out of a restaurant. These two scientists are anything but ordinary. Very fluffy oneshot, I'm choosing to ignore Cosima's illness for this one.
Orphan Black - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,837 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 14 - Published: 2/15/2014 - Cosima, Delphine - Complete
Get Through reviews
What if Emily Prentiss never had an abortion? And how would it change her life when twenty-two years later, she's reunited with her child in one of the worst possible ways? How do her feelings for her blonde, blue-eyed colleague fit into all this? When life throws all it can at you, all you can hope for is to just get through. Femslash, see full warnings inside.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 46 - Words: 103,099 - Reviews: 333 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 211 - Updated: 12/24/2013 - Published: 8/26/2012 - E. Prentiss, Jennifer J./JJ
Heartlines reviews
"I'm sick Delphine." Three words. Three words that made Delphine's world grind to a halt. Three words that linger and haunt like ghosts, burn and remain like scars. Three words that emerge in the shades of the evening, that scream in the red and the coughing, that lurk among the emotion shining in those pale-gold eyes and throb of her veins, heartlines running beneath her skin.
Orphan Black - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,219 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/30/2013 - Cosima, Delphine - Complete
Schadenfreude reviews
Schadenfreude, a pleasure derived from the misfortune of others, AKA a feeling one Quinn Fabray found herself getting to know painfully well. Teen pregnancy. Bullying. Homelessness. Hidden feelings she's not supposed to have for Rachel Berry, the bottom of the McKinley food chain. Quinn can't stop wondering when the world will stop enjoying her pain. Faberry with a side of Brittana
Glee - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 34,318 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 7/2/2013 - Published: 3/22/2013 - Rachel B., Quinn F.
Scars And Souvenirs reviews
High school AU. Bullying can cause scars upon even the strongest souls. When one student can't take it anymore, and leaves everyone in the vicinity running for their lives, how do you overcome the aftermath? One day where love, loss, and life culminate in an attack of desperation, high school isn't supposed to be this difficult. Emily's POV
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,424 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 2/14/2013 - Published: 10/28/2012 - E. Prentiss, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
A Chance at Happiness reviews
Callie Torres is still aching from her breakup with Erica, and is trying to stop the hurt in whatever way possible. A rushed morning leads her to meeting a beautiful yet silent woman, who seems afraid of everything and everyone. Why can't Callie get this skittish blonde off her mind? And united by what could only be described as fate, can they have their chance at happiness?
Grey's Anatomy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 17,006 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 124 - Updated: 12/11/2012 - Published: 9/29/2012 - Callie T., Arizona R.
No Limits reviews
A shocking turn of events means that Emily and JJ can return to their old life, but how will their BAU family react when they learn Doyle never killed her, and what does the future hold? Last part in the Ride trilogy.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,096 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 10 - Published: 9/3/2012 - E. Prentiss, Jennifer J./JJ
Postcards to Penny reviews
It's been five months since Penelope's two best friends were taken from her life, how will she react when she discovers JJ never forgot about them at all? It's been five months since Emily and JJ left the BAU, how are they dealing with the loss of everything they ever called home? And together, can they find their forever despite the upheaval? Sequel to Ride.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,347 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/27/2012 - E. Prentiss, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
Ride reviews
Post-Lauren with established Jemily. Pseudo-songfic inspired by the song "Ride" by Cary Brothers. "If I told you you were right, would you take my hand tonight? if I told you the reasons why, would you leave your life and ride..." Slightly angsty oneshot. Femslash, dont like, dont read.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,408 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/20/2012 - E. Prentiss, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
What a Difference a Day Makes reviews
Emily Prentiss is in the wrong place at the wrong time, and one tragic incident shatters her world and leaves her hanging onto life by a thread. Jennifer Jareau has spent years denying her feelings for a certain brunette profiler and all of a sudden is the one left to pick up the broken pieces of the woman she loves. But can love really overcome and endure anything? Femslash.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 36,111 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 8/19/2012 - Published: 7/24/2012 - E. Prentiss, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete