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Joined 09-02-12, id: 4236842, Profile Updated: 07-23-16
Author has written 11 stories for Final Fantasy XIII-2, Final Fantasy VII, Kingdom Hearts, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and Final Fantasy XIII.

"Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work." ~ G. Flaubert

Me: 19. Writer, musician, swimmer, gamer, student.

Favorite fandoms: Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Legend of Zelda. (Find me on AO3. I'm still IridiumRing92.)

Games I like: The Last Story, Xenoblade Chronicles, Harvest Moon, Fire Emblem, Chrono Trigger, The World Ends With You, Persona, Xenogears, Tales... The list goes on.

Manga: The Prince of Tennis. Strobe Edge (the feels). Fruits Basket. Loveless. Skip-Beat. Kingdom Hearts.

TV: Sherlock, Revolution, and, uh, Avatar: The Last Airbender. (I haven't finished any of them yet, so no spoilers.)

Music: Linkin Park. Bullet for My Valentine. blessthefall. Of Mice & Men.

Pairings: Caius/Lightning (OTP). Noel/Serah. Sephiroth/Aerith. (Sephiroth/Cloud?) Roxas/Axel. Chrom/Robin. Midna/Link.

I'm a terrible multishipper. Not gonna lie. I'll basically write any pairing if I approve and can find evidence of it somewhere. I'll swear never to write a certain pairing and then someone will convince me it's legit and I'll start shipping it anyway. It's kind of sad. -_-"

I'm also a seasonal writer. (That's what I've taken to calling it.) You know the psychological phenomenon called state-dependent memory, where you remember things better when you're in the same mental state as when you learned them? It's kind of like that. I feel like writing certain categories only during certain seasons, because that's when I first got into them. So I'll write FFXIII from spring to fall, FFVII in winter, and Kingdom Hearts in winter and summer. Those are just some examples. That's why I don't update some of my stories for long periods of time, in case you were wondering...

I am very welcoming of/used to constructive criticism, so if you happen to review any of my stories, I'd be happy to receive feedback on what I could do better in my writing.

Meanwhile, here's something I found interesting that @ffvii since '97 wrote about my username, that even I didn't notice at first...

"Not too long ago I wanted to try my hand at writing an AeriSeph fic, and in looking for a name, I stumbled upon Iridium, the element with atomic number 77 on the periodic table. Funny enough, Iridium is silvery in color, found on meteorites and is flammable...funny that Sephiroth has silver hair, can be considered flammable since he burnt down Nibelheim in a fit of burning rage, and ultimately wanted to summon meteor."

Notices for current works:

Reunion in Academia (Final Fantasy XIII-2) / So I realize this one is complete, but I have a note to add. In the beginning, I know I said I would write the other side of the story, which has to do with a NoelxSerah pairing. But... I realized I just don't have the time, energy, or interest. Sorry about that.

I'm working on some other things too... Okay, a lot of other things...

I've been posting pretty infrequently lately, so if you're waiting on me, never fear, I haven't died. Probably.

Lastly, if you have any suggestions/comments for me, please feel free to let me know! :)

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Being and Becoming Ourselves by graphitewarrior reviews
The Shepherds' commander has always had a lot on his mind. And when she stumbles into his life one evening, he discovers more about himself and about her than he could have ever known before. It's all because they spend the evening before and the whole next day with each other. Chrom x Cordelia, one-shot, T for minor language and some mature themes.
Fire Emblem - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,429 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/7/2016 - [Chrom, Cordelia] - Complete
Ice and Fire, Venom and Valor by YouAreInAComaWakeUp reviews
Come closer, take a seat by the fire, and I shall tell you a story. Today's tale will not be of a valiant knight saving a beautiful princess from a ferocious monster, but of a thief, with the help of a golem, saving a monster from something far, far more frightening.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 62,670 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 3/5/2016 - Published: 3/26/2014 - [Roxas, Axel] Xemnas, Xion
The Goddess is Dead by Black Rose Petals Falling reviews
SPOILER ALERT for those who haven't finished the game. Noel has committed the greatest sin: killing the goddess Etro herself. The realm of life is being plunged in chaos, Lightning is crystallized, Serah is dead...what will happen next? May be hints of Caius/Lightning and Noel/Serah.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 27,429 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 6/16/2015 - Published: 6/15/2012
What happens in Valhalla by Cissmoll reviews
Short stories about Caius and Lightning during their eternal war. What happens in Valhalla, stays in Valhalla. [No. 2] Warmth
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,199 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 11/14/2014 - Published: 5/1/2014 - [Caius B., Lightning]
A Story's Beginning by Mello Sutcliffe reviews
Caius Ballad, the mightiest of the Guardians, a world-destroying terror; he was the enemy of Lightning and her friends. However, even his story has a beginning, and it started with the birth of a seeress.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 32,533 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/5/2014 - Published: 6/30/2014 - Yeul, Caius B. - Complete
Sunset before Dusk by NobodyGirl003 reviews
Organization XIII has a new member, a young Keyblade Wielder named Exchy. While completing missions, collecting Hearts, and eating sea salt ice-cream up on the clock tower with her friends, she begins to learn more about herself and her forgotten past. As time goes by, tensions fuse, love is found, and nonexistant hearts are shattered. How will the Keyblade Wielder survive?
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 50,247 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 6/30/2014 - Published: 1/1/2014 - [Axel, OC] Organization XIII - Complete
Like a hunter from Paddra by Cissmoll reviews
A one-shot where Lightning tries to teach Noel how to swim. Post-LR, Noel/Lightning.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,096 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/1/2014 - [Lightning, Noel K.] - Complete
Dreams by PEANUT v1.2 reviews
Everyone has those nightmares—the ones where you dream that your loved one dies in a horrid and tragic accident on their way home from a fight with you. Sometimes, the nightmare is more than the stuff of dreams. Sometimes the nightmare is reality. RikuxLightning Oneshot
Crossover - Kingdom Hearts & Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,881 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/26/2014 - Riku, Lightning - Complete
I Will Save Her by Mello Sutcliffe reviews
"I have known and protected hundreds of Yeuls. Though they all had the same soul, every one of them was unique." The stories of the lives of but a few of the Yeuls that Caius had so carefully looked after, only to lose her again once the time came.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,052 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 6 - Published: 3/14/2014 - Yeul, Caius B. - Complete
And You Slept Through It by cactuuar reviews
Coming across her sworn enemy in a field of tulips wasn't exactly on Lightning's agenda for the day. Neither was she planning to come to terms with her thoughts and feelings about said enemy while he took a nap.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 736 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/25/2014 - [Caius B., Lightning] - Complete
Past Eternity by DoomsdayDevices reviews
Slaves of the fal'cie can achieve salvation, but struggle to fight it. The lives of Cid Raines and Lightning Farron become entangled, and fall entwined. LightCid
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 29,266 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 12/11/2011 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Cid R., Lightning
In For the Kill by Cranberry Knight-XIII reviews
Lightning Farron is one of the few that remain immune to PSICOM's lies of a dark menace threatening the existence of Cocoon. She forsakes the comfort of her home for the dangers of the night to fight back, knowing that she'll be in for the kill until she beats the military herself. Discontinued.
Crossover - Final Fantasy XIII & Kingdom Hearts - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,413 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/26/2011 - Published: 8/8/2011 - Roxas, Lightning - Complete
Better Left Forgotten by Naivette reviews
Riku/Lightning — A chance meeting soon turns into a night's mistake. Riku and Lightning wake to find themselves in a difficult position and agree that things are better left forgotten. But who's to say the choice was the right one to make? — two-shot
Crossover - Kingdom Hearts & Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,710 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/19/2011 - Published: 6/12/2011 - Riku, Lightning - Complete
The Final Facade by PEANUT v1.2 reviews
The mysterious aura of the masquerade impressed her. But not nearly as much as the mysterious man who asked her to dance. Who was he? Riku/Lightning oneshot.
Crossover - Kingdom Hearts & Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,540 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/30/2011 - Riku, Lightning - Complete
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Your Ghosts and Mine reviews
Claire said, "Someone will be chosen and taken to the Twelfth Province. It could be one of our friends. It could be you." / Serah looked up at her. / "Or you," she whispered, her eyes huge with fear and reproach. / Claire took a deep breath. Her sister was right, after all. Though this would be her last year . . . "Yes, Serah. It could be me." / AU. / CaiusxLightning.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,285 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 10 - Published: 7/22/2016 - [Caius B., Lightning]
No Quarter reviews
Military AU. Claire Farron is one of the Army of Academia's newest recruits - under the infuriating, manipulative General Caius Ballad. At first Claire is certain he hates her, and insists the feeling is mutual. Then Claire and Caius's paths continue to cross, and Claire is forced to reconsider her feelings. And yet the war threatens to tear them apart. / CaiusxLightning. Language.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 8 - Words: 19,592 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 1/26/2016 - Published: 10/4/2014 - [Caius B., Lightning] O. Y. Fang, Noel K.
The Resurgence of Destiny
Sequel to The Resistance of Fate. Sephiroth is gone, and Aerith returns to Midgar with Cloud in an attempt to forget what's happened. But with all the investigations going on, how can Aerith be truly safe? Will Cloud manage to overcome his feelings for her? And... could the Lifestream somehow save Sephiroth again? Sometimes the worst only seems to be over. [ON HIATUS]
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,380 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/1/2015
Final Fantasy 2-XIII: Role Reversal reviews
What if Serah fought in Valhalla? What if Yeul was Caius's Guardian? What if Lightning had to travel the timeline with Noel? Would they be able to prevent the collapse of the timeline? The events of Final Fantasy XIII have already happened, but in their wake, some of the characters we so very well know have changed drastically. [ON HIATUS]
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,335 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/1/2014 - Published: 7/24/2014 - Serah F., Yeul, Caius B., Lightning
Thorns of a Rose reviews
After a cruel turn of events makes Lightning Farron a l'Cie, she realizes she has no one to turn to in her struggles. That is, until she meets a strange man with pink hair just like hers… The two of them are forced to team up and fight against their fates. But who is this man really? And why do he and Lightning seem to have so much in common? [ON HIATUS]
Crossover - Kingdom Hearts & Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,313 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 8/3/2014 - Published: 2/14/2014 - Marluxia, Lightning
Oratorio reviews
Oneshot. / Military sort of AU. / Standing there in the field, she was General Lightning Farron, alive, breathing... and yet.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,144 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/28/2014 - Lightning, Caius B. - Complete
A Light on the Horizon
Oneshot I wrote for the 4th of July. Somehow our protagonists (and Caius) end up in Bodhum to watch the fireworks. Where are they now? / Slight CaiusxLightning.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,215 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/4/2014 - [Lightning, Caius B.] - Complete
Reunion in Academia reviews
The Oracle Drives reveal an end to the timeline that no one wants to see. Hope directs the people he knows to a space in time where nothing can ever change. After fighting in Valhalla for an eternity, Lightning arrives to see her friends once more, only to be pushed away by them. Hope seems to be the only one who understands, until a certain someone shows up... / CaiusxLightning
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 14 - Words: 27,648 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 4/9/2014 - Published: 9/2/2013 - [Caius B., Lightning] Hope E. - Complete
Songs of the Chaos reviews
A collection of Lightning Returns-based one-shots related to my music. Note: They're really random! R&R! #5: Crave You. "The breeze toyed with her rose-colored hair, tossing it this way and that, but the rest of her was silent and motionless as crystal. Not to mention, Caius thought, just as beautiful." [ON HIATUS]
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 3,130 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/3/2014 - Published: 3/19/2014
The Resistance of Fate reviews
After her last moments in the Forgotten City, Aerith wakes up to find herself in the very presence of the man who took her life. And no matter what she does, she just can't seem to figure him out. But their initial dislike of each other eventually gives way to something deeper. Meanwhile, the rest of the Planet lies in chaos.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 18,472 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 2/24/2014 - Published: 2/18/2013 - [Aerith G., Sephiroth] - Complete
The Final Paradox reviews
The story has ended... Or has it? A bizarre twist in the timeline has reverted events back to before Caius was killed. Now, as a result of that change, the timeline has begun collapsing in on itself. And so naturally, those traveling the timeline will try to find a way to fix it - the fate of the world seems to rest once again in their hands. CaiusxLightning, somewhat NoelxSerah.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 24,594 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 5/31/2013 - Published: 9/4/2012 - [Caius B., Lightning] [Noel K., Serah F.] - Complete