Moonlighter
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Joined 08-09-03, id: 435660, Profile Updated: 02-26-10
Author has written 26 stories for Silmarillion, Avengers, and Avengers Academy.

Moonlighter here,

Back from a writing hiatus and having fun again in in the fanfiction world.

My long-ago and I suppose long-term muse is Marvel Comics, specifically I acclimate to the often tragically misused mustant speedster, Quicksilver. I've published an adult themed one-shot 'If At First We Fail' featuring Crystal and Quicksilver that fits nicely into not-recent canon, and I have a work-in-progress 'Magnusson' that is a What-If type revisioning of the original Son of M miniseries which was published after Avengers Disassembled/House of M (thanks to a crashed harddrive, the future chapters of which have been lost).

Recently I published a little ditty 'The Interview', set the day after Magneto rescued young Pietro and Wanda Maximoff from enraged villagers and brought them into the Brotherhood.
More recently I got around to wondering why no one, specifically Charles Xavier, noticed the striking similarities between his old friend Magnus and Pietro Maximoff - so during a weekend afternoon interlude at Xavier's, it comes up in 'Good Intentions and Short Cuts'.
Most recently I was inspired to self-challenge and write favorably of Crystal for a change, whose canonical indiscretions against her marriage confound me. 'First Night' is just that: the first night shared between Crystal and Pietro after Magneto reveals himself as biological father. A pseudo-sequel to this from Pietro's point of view materialized in 'Day One', which takes place the morning after.

If you enjoy my work, I'm glad. If you would like to talk about it or have any questions, I am always doubly glad to hear from my readers.

I’m by no means a Tolkien or Middle-earth expert, but I try to do adequate research for whatever I write. Besides the source material, I recommend the below sites for finding reliable information on the web
http://www.suite101.com/articles.cfm/4786
http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/
http://tolkien.slimy.com/
http://tolkien.cro.net/mearth.html

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if your lungs still help me breathe by Narquelie reviews
Because this is what is left when all is said and done – she and him, the Maximoffs, like magnets drawn together, unsplittable. [or: back from Limbo, Pietro picks up the pieces] - Pietro/Wanda
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,876 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Published: 3/15 - [Quicksilver/Pietro M., Scarlet Witch/Wanda M.] - Complete
Mother to Mother by Alara Rogers reviews
No, I don't believe Mystique's version of events in Unlimited X-Men 4, even if they've recently tried to back her up with all this Kurt's father is a demon stuff. This is my version of how the days after Nightcrawler's birth went.
X-Men - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,682 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/18/2006 - Raven D./Mystique, Kurt W./Nightcrawler - Complete
Able Communication by Unanon reviews
Pietro lapses into a moment of boredom-induced introspection...
Ultimate Marvel - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 532 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/11/2005
Days After by Selena reviews
Being left behind with Javier by the Inquisitor, Wanda and Pietro try to come to terms with new lives and past guilt. A story set in the "1602"-verse.
X-Men - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 996 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 11/15/2004
Grim are the failings by Unanon reviews
Pietro POV, Reflections of the events of the Ultimate War
Ultimate Marvel - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 389 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/1/2003
Crisp Clean White Red by Unanon reviews
Ultimate X-Men Universe - During issues #4 and #5 where Scott is in the Savage Land. The Scarlett Witch thinks about her… um… family problems.
X-Men - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,715 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Published: 8/30/2001
Wake by Andraste reviews
After XM#113 ('ware spoilers) several mutants mourn the passing of another.
X-Men - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,168 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/6/2001
Habits by Alara Rogers reviews
Circa UXM 199. Kitty confronts Magneto over the dread danger of... rye bread.
X-Men - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,068 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 17 - Published: 7/29/1999 - Katherine P./Shadowcat, Erik L./Magneto - Complete
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Sessions reviews
Circa post-'Bloodties' crossover event. After his daughter's kidnapping and still badly injured by Exodus' attack on Genosha, Pietro sits down for another therapy session with Dr. Sampson. And they do not talk about Magneto.
Avengers - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,885 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/17 - Complete
Master of None reviews
Pietro Maximoff is the fastest man alive, the Avengers' resident jack of all trades, and, sometimes, he babysits too.
Avengers Academy - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 863 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/8 - Tigra/Greer N., Quicksilver/Pietro M. - Complete
(Just Take Me Already) reviews
"Overtaken in the fading light by that eerie stillness once more, Pietro looked like a statue in a museum after hours – contemplative and timeless and untouchable. This is what made Steve want him in the first place – but it was not what he wanted in the end." Circa the 'Kooky Quartet' days: Steve and Pietro consummate their mutual attraction, and no one gets attached - yeah right
Avengers - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,703 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Published: 4/23 - Captain America/Steve R., Quicksilver/Pietro M. - Complete
Take Me Out To The Ballgame reviews
Circa the early "Kooky Quartet" days. A recent immigrant to the States, Pietro has never been to a proper ballgame - Steve takes it upon himself to rectify this, and learns a bit more about one of his new recruits in the process.
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,485 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/17 - Captain America/Steve R., Quicksilver/Pietro M. - Complete
It's The Science, Stupid reviews
Long long ago, Magneto appeared in Attilan to announce the revelation that he was the biological father of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. The morning after that fateful day, this story begins - and everyone wakes up in an extremely logical mood. (Warning for tongue planted very firmly in cheek.)
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,800 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/8 - Quicksilver/Pietro M., Scarlet Witch/Wanda M., Vision, Crystal A. - Complete
The Sweet Dying Breath of Bitter Vindication reviews
A victim for years of his diabolical scheming, the sudden death of Maximus the Mad has devastating consequences for Pietro. (AU)
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,774 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/25 - Captain America/Steve R., Quicksilver/Pietro M., Scarlet Witch/Wanda M., Crystal A. - Complete
In The Cards reviews
"To understand the intricacies of poker is to examine the nature of life itself." The stakes are high as Wanda joins her brother for a game of heads up Texas Hold'em, and the twins talk about life through the veil of a poker lesson.
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,294 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/7 - Quicksilver/Pietro M., Scarlet Witch/Wanda M. - Complete
No More Maximoffs reviews
With reason to believe that the Avengers and X-Men are going to kill Wanda after her role in Disassembled, Pietro comes to Genosha but hatches a very different plan to save his sister and appease the rest of the world. An Alternative Universe take on the catalyst to House Of M.
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,543 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/7 - Quicksilver/Pietro M., Scarlet Witch/Wanda M. - Complete
Outside Looking In reviews
Captain America observes and reflects upon two of his teammates as they say goodbye forever again to the only father they had ever known. An elaboration of actual events in Avengers #187.
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,852 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/20 - Captain America/Steve R., Quicksilver/Pietro M., Scarlet Witch/Wanda M. - Complete
Crossroads reviews
An examination in brief of defining events during Pietro and Wanda's shared lives. Not a comprehensive full lifetimes' tale, because it's written from the perspective of 'they' - and nothing lasts forever.
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 517 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/12 - Quicksilver/Pietro M., Scarlet Witch/Wanda M. - Complete
Of Fathers and (Mad)men reviews
Already an adult at the time with a torrid history of his own, why DID the world accept Magneto as Quicksilver's father so readily? In this story, Luna wants to know more about her 'real' Grandfather, and Pietro opens up to Crystal about his 'daddy issues'.
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,697 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/29/2014 - Quicksilver/Pietro M., Crystal A. - Complete
The Princess And The Traveler reviews
Wherein Crystal and Pietro first meet and fall madly in love. Because it had to have happened, right? (Not that you would know it from the comics, really.) Special warning for all things that happen when two consenting adults fall in love.
Avengers - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,248 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/13/2014 - Quicksilver/Pietro M., Crystal A. - Complete
A Tale of Surviving reviews
Before the Avengers, before the Brotherhood, after the traumatic death of their family and separation from the life they had known, Wanda and Pietro traveled the old country for years, living off of the land.
Avengers - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,724 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/29/2014 - Quicksilver/Pietro M., Scarlet Witch/Wanda M. - Complete
Language Barriers reviews
From the Moonlighter archives: A day in the life of (what used to be) the never-ending process of reconcilliation between Crystal and Pietro. Luna learns a bad word, Crystal wants more attention, and Pietro can't get a break. Originally written to take place after the Quicksilver solo series.
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,427 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/23/2014 - Crystal A., Quicksilver/Pietro M. - Complete
Gym Day reviews
In the early Avengers days, Captain America schedules one of his new recruits for physical evaluation, and finds out some of the stuff that Quicksilver is made of.
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,092 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Published: 11/20/2014 - Captain America/Steve R., Quicksilver/Pietro M. - Complete
Ghost Stories reviews
Classic Avengers lineup a la early days. Some of the first members leave their uniforms behind to tackle the threat of male bonding on a camping trip. Barton gets jealous, Hank gets blisters, Pietro tells a ghost story, and Cap brings it all home.
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,405 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/29/2014 - Wasp/Yellowjacket/Giant-Man/Hank. P, Captain America/Steve R., Hawkeye/Clint B., Quicksilver/Pietro M. - Complete
Day One reviews
The first day of Quicksilver's new life after discovering that he is the son of Magneto. Familial discussions with his sister the Scarlet Witch, internal struggles, and migraines commence. Loose sequel to 'First Night'.
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,215 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 12 - Published: 1/23/2010 - Quicksilver/Pietro M., Scarlet Witch/Wanda M., Vision, Crystal A. - Complete
First Night reviews
The first night between Crystal and Pietro after Magneto revealed that he is the biological father of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. Identity crises, self-doubt, and portent follow. Also something of a self-challenge to write nicely of Crystal.
Avengers - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,457 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/3/2010 - Quicksilver/Pietro M., Crystal A. - Complete
Good Intentions and Short Cuts reviews
I always wondered why no one, such as Charles Xavier, seemed to notice how strikingly similar Quicksilver looked to Magneto, even before they were revealed as father and son. So did Pietro in fact, and during an interlude at Xavier's, it comes up.
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,291 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/1/2010 - Quicksilver/Pietro M. - Complete
The Interview reviews
Long ago, after rescuing young Pietro and Wanda Maximoff from enraged villagers, Magneto interviews his newest member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Quicksilver, revealing painful secrets and promises made.
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,058 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/6/2009 - Quicksilver/Pietro M., Scarlet Witch/Wanda M. - Complete
Magnusson reviews
A well-meaning alternate take on the original 'Son of M' miniseries: a sort of What-If that dares to ask, "What if Son of M had been...better?" Takes place after Avengers Disassembled/House of M, featuring Quicksilver and various supporting characters.
Avengers - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,225 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/30/2009
Eye for an Eye reviews
After Maedhros’ rescue from Thangorodrim, his first good morning during recuperation turns sour. Fingon helps him cope, and a season later, vice versa.
Silmarillion - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,529 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 2/4/2006 - Complete
If At First We Fail reviews
X-Factor #88 fades to black on Crystal and Pietro taking vacation at a secluded cabin in rural Maine, as they attempt to reconcile their estranged marriage once again. This story leaves the lights on and picks up from there.
Avengers - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,710 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/4/2006 - Quicksilver/Pietro M., Crystal A. - Complete
Love, Verily reviews
A simple and blithe day in the life tale of marital delight, wherein Celebrian seeks and finds her husband. Adult-rated for semi-graphic lovemaking and eroticism.
Silmarillion - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 641 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/30/2004
Stranger in a Strange Land reviews
Of Elrond's arrival in Middle-earth after the War of Wrath, and the subsequent journey he began, told amidst a 'flashback' account of a similar quest which brought him hence. Elros also featured, Gil-galad to a lesser extent. Complete
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,858 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 12/30/2003 - Published: 10/22/2003 - Complete
Fight the Dusk, Spite the Dawn reviews
A tale of the early beginning of Elrond and Celebrian's long courtship, mainly from the viewpoint of Galadriel and Celeborn - Cirdan also appears. A blend of romance, foreboding, and coming to terms. Complete.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,915 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/26/2003 - Published: 10/23/2003 - Complete