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Joined 06-13-13, id: 4786888, Profile Updated: 12-26-15
Author has written 5 stories for Lord of the Rings, Avengers, Suits, Harry Potter, and James Bond.

Hello! My name is Jess and I'm a law student in San Francisco, CA.

I'm passionate about many stories, but my favorites are Lord of the Rings, Avengers, Pride and Prejudice, the Inuyasha manga/anime, Harry Potter, Merlin, and Sherlock...quite a random collection.

I've only just started writing fanfiction with my first story written for Lord of the Rings, and a few dabbling in the Avengers and Suits (TV show) fandoms.

Between Freedom and Loyalty was an idea I had for a very long time. There are so many stories out there with a mortal woman from our world winding up with the Fellowship, or perfect elven women loved by all. I wanted a wild heroine with a chip on her shoulder and a difficult time getting along with others. Lainien means "free woman", and I wanted to give her a sense of danger and a reckless freedom, while also grounded by her commitments and loyalties. My story will force her to choose many times between her prized, most cherished freedom, and that of her pride and unrelenting loyalty that she expects from herself.

Please send me your comments, suggestions, and critiques, as I know I grow as a writer because of it. Thanks in advance for reading, and I hope to deliver to you all!

UPDATE: I have created a second tumblr specifically for my fanfiction followers. I'll post updates and pictures for everyone, along with tidbits from stories that I've cut out.

Here's the link --> thingsthatmake--me dot tumblr dot

If you're interested in my personal account that isn't so focused on fanfiction writings, here's the link (be careful, they're very similar)

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You can find my profile on Archive of our Own under the same username.

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Lord Charming by forthright reviews
CU. More than Sesshoumaru's pride took a blow when he lost his arm. He's in a delicate position... and desperate enough to seek the advice of a self-proclaimed expert. A clumsy romantic adventure told in 100-word snippets.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 800 - Words: 128,606 - Reviews: 19699 - Favs: 4,387 - Follows: 3,725 - Updated: 1/20/2017 - Published: 8/1/2011 - Kagome H., Sesshōmaru - Complete
In Care Of by Fang's Fawn reviews
During the summer before sixth year, Harry finds an injured bat in the garden and decides to try to heal it...and an unwilling Snape learns just what kind of a person Harry Potter really is. No slash.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 46,835 - Reviews: 2005 - Favs: 9,201 - Follows: 3,197 - Updated: 2/3/2015 - Published: 3/16/2009 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Wear My Name by LunarFlare14 reviews
Harvey has always put on a good show at work. He has put a lot of effort into the smoke and mirrors act, and it had worked to his advantage- until now. Backed into a corner by a law he can't side-step, he decides Mike is his only way out. They're getting married, and Mike really has no say in it. Slight AU, Plays off "The Proposal", mike/harvey
Suits - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 24 - Words: 55,752 - Reviews: 486 - Favs: 881 - Follows: 641 - Updated: 11/2/2014 - Published: 6/23/2012 - [Harvey S., Mike R.] - Complete
Moment of Impact by Suite Sambo reviews
An accident the summer before 6th year puts Dumbledore's plans for Harry in motion sooner than planned. Will an unexpected truce with Snape better prepare Harry for what is to come? A Snape mentors Harry fic with all the regular players. AU after OOTP.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 46 - Words: 116,203 - Reviews: 1063 - Favs: 1,855 - Follows: 536 - Updated: 8/8/2014 - Published: 11/24/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Get By With a Little Help by equalopportunityobsessor reviews
Where Steve isn't nearly as confused by the future as he is by Tony Stark, Clint has an unhealthy obsession with sneaking and ceilings, and Tony has way too much fun trying out nicknames for everyone. Alternatively titled: The One Where Tony Rescues Clint, and Steve Doesn't Want to Be Adopted by an Idiot Genius.
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,006 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 181 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 4/7/2014 - Published: 3/20/2014 - Captain America/Steve R., Iron Man/Tony S., Hawkeye/Clint B., Hulk/Bruce B. - Complete
One of Those Days by b7-kerravon reviews
For an Avengerkink prompt. Tony's arc reactor is fairly invasive and must have other side effects beyond the palladium poisoning. What if, as a result, Tony is unable to respond to a call to Assemble but the team doesn't know why? Misunderstandings all around! Que angst and h/c!
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 21,934 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 1,556 - Follows: 302 - Published: 11/11/2013 - Iron Man/Tony S., Captain America/Steve R., Hawkeye/Clint B., Jarvis - Complete
Days like this by niewypowiedziane reviews
On days like this Natasha wishes she could do something but she cannot, so she observes Tony closely and helps him as much a possible. Today there is someone else to help, too.
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,562 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 317 - Follows: 70 - Published: 10/2/2013 - Black Widow/Natasha R., Iron Man/Tony S. - Complete
Childhood is the Kingdom Where Nobody Dies by Memory Dragon reviews
Seven-year-old Tony Stark wakes up on a Hydra base, lost, afraid, and alone. He has to overcome his fears before it's too late for the Avengers and Captain America.
Avengers - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 34,286 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 333 - Follows: 69 - Published: 7/30/2013 - Iron Man/Tony S., Captain America/Steve R. - Complete
Falling On Deaf Ears Literally by Post U Later reviews
So, Tony has a problem, not really a big problem in his eyes, but when is anything a big problem to him? He's Tony Stark, nothing is too big or too broken for him to fix, or invent something that fixes the problem. But when it's him that's broken, will it work the same? Will he be able to hide or fix what's broken? OneShot prompt, features all the Avengers. Rated T for Tony's mouth
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,149 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 690 - Follows: 137 - Published: 7/23/2013 - Iron Man/Tony S. - Complete
The Lady at the Lake by hujwernoo reviews
Merlin is injured, fatally so, at the edge of a lake. A woman appears and offers to heal him, but Arthur will never trust magic again. Never. ONESHOT.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,708 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 768 - Follows: 237 - Published: 7/10/2013 - Merlin, Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere, Freya - Complete
The Hiccups Are No Laughing Matter by GirHugs reviews
See, when you have something like the arc reactor lodged in your chest and your diaphragm suddenly tries to push your lungs into space that doesn't exist, hiccups abruptly jump out of the 'annoyingly amusing' category and right into the 'really painful' one. (aka- That time Tony gets the hiccups and freaks everyone out)
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,532 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 2,411 - Follows: 424 - Published: 7/7/2013 - Iron Man/Tony S., Hulk/Bruce B., Black Widow/Natasha R., Captain America/Steve R. - Complete
Right There With You by Fade Into Color reviews
In this world every person has a blissful, passionate soul bond with their soulmate. It just makes it a little difficult to find one another when there's year between them instead of countries. Slash- StevexTony. Slight AU set in MCU. COMPLETE! Sequel coming soon.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,295 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 300 - Follows: 188 - Updated: 7/5/2013 - Published: 11/7/2012 - Captain America/Steve R., Iron Man/Tony S. - Complete
Sun's orphans by niewypowiedziane reviews
In which Tony is a poet and a bit of a dreamer, but mostly a poet, and he doesn't even realize. Steve does.
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,742 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 16 - Published: 5/5/2013 - Captain America/Steve R., Iron Man/Tony S. - Complete
Burning Candles by b7-kerravon reviews
A few months have passed since the Avengers fought the Chitauri, and the team is coming together, except for Tony, who seems to be coming apart. At first, Steve assumes that he's just being irresponsible and annoying, but then JARVIS clues him in. Overworked!Tony fic, for an Avengerskink prompt
Avengers - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 26,388 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 2,066 - Follows: 386 - Published: 3/26/2013 - Iron Man/Tony S., Captain America/Steve R. - Complete
Five Gadgets Tony Invented For SHIELD's Convenience (1 he didn't) by kyaticlikestea reviews
When SHIELD forces the Avengers to live together at Stark Tower, in order to make life easier for all those at the newly renamed Avengers Tower, Tony is required to invent like he's never invented before. At first, he thinks he's doing it for an easy life, but as time passes, he begins to question who he's really doing it for, and what point he's really trying to prove.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,888 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 118 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 3/9/2013 - Published: 2/17/2013 - Iron Man/Tony S., Captain America/Steve R. - Complete
Little Moments Like These by samptra reviews
OTP 30 Day Challenge: fluffy, sappy, and adorable Stony fics, with a little smut for good measure.
Avengers - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 44,739 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 267 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 3/7/2013 - Published: 2/6/2013 - Captain America/Steve R., Iron Man/Tony S. - Complete
Standard Deviation by 2GrinningGirls reviews
Okay, so maybe Steve isn't Professor Stark's biggest fan at the start of the term but first impressions can be mistaken. Now Steve doesn't care what Clint says, Tony is not his boyfriend. College AU.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 72,902 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 308 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 2/13/2013 - Published: 12/11/2012 - Iron Man/Tony S., Captain America/Steve R. - Complete
Brighter than Sunshine by rae7788 reviews
In which Mike has a bad day, and Harvey helps him deal with an issue from his past. Bromantic hurt/comfort. Now a two-shot!
Suits - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 15,927 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 207 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 1/30/2013 - Published: 5/25/2012 - Mike R., Harvey S. - Complete
Ask Me Anything by certifiably reviews
Tony doesn't answer every single question put to him, but Steve usually asks anyway. (Vaguely a companion piece to Meaningless Conversations.)
Avengers - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,533 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 231 - Follows: 48 - Published: 1/29/2013 - Captain America/Steve R., Iron Man/Tony S. - Complete
Calculated Fury by Sydelle Rein reviews
Fury destroys lives. It clouds judgement, ruins friendships, and can make a person do horrible things he may regret for the rest of his life. Merlin was always taught to control his temper, and taught never to enrage anyone else if he could help it. But this time, fury was the only tool he had to save his king. Whatever it took, he would save Arthur.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,538 - Reviews: 269 - Favs: 760 - Follows: 255 - Updated: 10/7/2012 - Published: 9/25/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Words by Ulura reviews
Slight AU. In which Arthur and the knighst discover that Merlin was once in love and somebody very close to him killed her. The knights are deterimined to find out who this "Freya" was. Spoilers for The Lady of the Lake. One shot, might add another chapter if it's wanted.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,312 - Reviews: 213 - Favs: 1,122 - Follows: 520 - Updated: 8/25/2012 - Published: 8/12/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Public Displays of Affection by certifiably reviews
No one ever said being in a relationship was easy. And if normal relationships were challenging, one with Tony Stark was bound to be filled with life-threatening hurdles.
Avengers - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,582 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 381 - Follows: 132 - Updated: 7/9/2012 - Published: 6/27/2012 - Captain America/Steve R., Iron Man/Tony S. - Complete
Early Morning Happenings by Reyuna Yukimura reviews
The Avengers forge an unbreakable bond every single morning as they eat breakfast, deal with each other, and reinforce the memories that will last them until the next one. Steve/Tony preslash hint. family!Avengers.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,685 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 279 - Follows: 41 - Published: 7/4/2012 - Captain America/Steve R., Iron Man/Tony S. - Complete
Can't Get Rid of Me by Revhead reviews
Arthur finds out the truth, and banishes Merlin from Camelot. But he discovers that he can't get rid of Merlin that easily.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,410 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 399 - Follows: 77 - Published: 6/11/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Taming of the Shrew by setlib reviews
Zuko and Katara are seniors in high school. He teases her, then ignores her. She despises him. But when Zuko's father kicks him out of the house and he has to move in with his hippie Uncle Iroh, he begins to see Katara in a new light. AU Zutara/Blutara.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 75,756 - Reviews: 844 - Favs: 637 - Follows: 314 - Updated: 5/23/2012 - Published: 2/7/2011 - Zuko, Katara - Complete
The Five Times Harvey and Mike Slept Together by LeahxLeah reviews
…and the one time they acknowledged it. Slash.
Suits - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 19,005 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 328 - Follows: 133 - Updated: 5/21/2012 - Published: 1/22/2012 - Harvey S., Mike R. - Complete
The Sandbar Star by tee.tee.why.el reviews
The uniforms of Captain America and Iron Man look too similar, and Captain America's suit is too selfless. Something must be done. Rated T for language.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,746 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 206 - Follows: 31 - Published: 5/10/2012 - Iron Man/Tony S., Captain America/Steve R. - Complete
The Hopes and Dreams by Cloud-Dee reviews
"You have failed destiny Arthur. And the price you pay will be a heavy one." When Arthur is told he will lose the one person who holds his and Camelot's hopes and dreams, he rushes to protect Gwen. No-one notices the look of despair in Merlin's eyes.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 34,533 - Reviews: 570 - Favs: 990 - Follows: 393 - Updated: 3/18/2012 - Published: 2/18/2012 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Excerpts from The Gospel of Harvey Specter by R.C. McLachlan reviews
Mike can totally read people. Well, most people. Some people. Or maybe just Harvey, who's pretty much an open book. Originally posted Sept 2011.
Suits - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,715 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/7/2012 - Mike R., Harvey S. - Complete
Lit Up by Phreakycat reviews
Mike has synesthesia, which turns out to be a blessing, a bit of a curse, and an unconventional way to finally get his boss naked. Contains explicit slash in later chapters.
Suits - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 16,113 - Reviews: 170 - Favs: 516 - Follows: 235 - Updated: 9/1/2011 - Published: 8/15/2011 - Mike R., Harvey S.
A Soul, A Mentality, A Name by CaptainOzone reviews
Bk1 of Prophesized. Merlin and Arthur are faced by a new, powerful threat: the Gvarath. Merlin once again dons the guise of Dragoon the Great to save Arthur. But the question is: will he be able to convince Arthur to fight alongside him? No slash. Cover by ErinNovelist.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Suspense - Chapters: 15 - Words: 67,959 - Reviews: 448 - Favs: 1,120 - Follows: 257 - Updated: 8/20/2011 - Published: 8/3/2011 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Reading the Signs by Company Included reviews
Mike is deaf. So he spends a lot of time watching Harvey's mouth.
Suits - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,762 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 154 - Follows: 33 - Published: 8/10/2011 - Harvey S., Mike R. - Complete
A Place for Warriors by owlsaway reviews
Dumbledore locks Harry and Snape in the Room of Requirement. Harry's magic works, and Snape's doesn't. Will they kill each other? No slash.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 114,507 - Reviews: 1647 - Favs: 2,115 - Follows: 1,110 - Updated: 5/13/2011 - Published: 6/29/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Miles to Go Before I Sleep by Malora reviews
For the "Burnt Hedwig to the Rescue" challenge on potionsandsnitches: "Hedwig is tossed onto a bonfire with Harry's other belongings, but she manages to barely escape." Hedwig must seek help for Harry, before her injuries and the cold overtake her.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,152 - Reviews: 145 - Favs: 671 - Follows: 111 - Published: 3/23/2008 - Harry P., Severus S., Hedwig - Complete
Harry Potter and the Chained Souls by Theowyn of HPG reviews
Harry must discover how Voldemort cheated death. He faces Death Eaters, shadowy Ministry officials & suspicions that threaten to tear his own allies apart. But the answers lie in the mind where victory can only be won by freeing the chained souls. SEQUEL
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 31 - Words: 231,287 - Reviews: 776 - Favs: 985 - Follows: 242 - Updated: 7/12/2007 - Published: 4/16/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Enemy Within by Theowyn of HPG reviews
In his sixth year at Hogwarts, Harry's mental link to Voldemort is stronger than ever. Can Snape teach him to control the nightmarish visions? And is their connection the key to ending Voldemort's reign?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 173,220 - Reviews: 466 - Favs: 1,290 - Follows: 267 - Updated: 3/27/2007 - Published: 2/28/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
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The Voice Inside Your Head reviews
It was not as common as it once was, but it was a well-loved theme in many romance films and novels. If your soul had a mate, a match so profound that it connected two people at the deepest level, you could hear their Voice in your head. James Bond heard his Voice for the first time at just 11 years old. Set before and during the events of Skyfall.
James Bond - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,011 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/24 - [James Bond/007, Q 1]
Between Freedom and Loyalty reviews
Lainien is a wanderer, forced from her home in Mirkwood to live in solitude. Armed with unique skills, she happens upon a mortal woman and her infant son, to whom she pledges her allegiance. She finds herself living in Imladris as guardian and protector of the Heir of Isildur, surrounded by curious and wary elves, including the Prince of the Woodland Realm. Eventual Legolas/OC.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 144,945 - Reviews: 496 - Favs: 878 - Follows: 1,098 - Updated: 9/4/2016 - Published: 4/7/2014 - Aragorn, Legolas, Gilraen, OC
A Mother's Song reviews
Lily Potter sings a lullaby to her son that carries with it the magic of a mother's love. This work was inspired by My Brightest Diamond's 'I Have Never Loved Someone' - an absolutely stunning song written for the author's newborn son. The version I hear when Lily sings is here - /watch?v u1p9kj-odnU
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,217 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/19/2016 - Harry P., Sirius B., Remus L., Lily Evans P. - Complete
The Unraveling of Harvey Specter reviews
A short story of how something as simple as a nosebleed begins the unraveling of The Harvey Specter. Harvey/Mike, very light slash, two-shot.
Suits - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,518 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 7/24/2015 - Published: 1/4/2015 - Harvey S., Mike R. - Complete
Bad Days reviews
Steve Rogers had his bad days. So did all the Avengers. Today was such a day. What began as a simple desire for comfort, turns into a revelation into the life of a genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist, and possibly the breaking of a friendship.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 30,160 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 342 - Follows: 152 - Updated: 12/4/2014 - Published: 10/14/2014 - Captain America/Steve R., Iron Man/Tony S. - Complete