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Joined 12-14-03, id: 503774, Profile Updated: 03-24-12
Author has written 4 stories for Final Fantasy X-2, Harry Potter, and Twilight.

Updated: 03-25-2012

Basic Information:

Once a shameless lurker and occasional poster of fanfiction, now I mostly just read. I still write on occasion, but nothing worth more than my own enjoyment (writing scenes about old, forgotten characters feels like getting back on a bike; it's like I never stopped, though my old plot ideas and direction for my stories have long fallen by the wayside). Perhaps there will be a time for posting more stories, but for now I'll just let by characters remain in my notebooks.

Current Obsessions:

Game: Mass Effect 3
Book: Mastiff - Tamora Pierce
Music: Mass Effect 3 soundtrack, Foo Fighters' Album: Wasting Light

Stories:

My Eternal Silence: A one-shot fic that served as a character analysis for Paine. I was role-playing her character on a message board and wanted to get a better grasp on her character.

Freedom: This is my first HP fic. It's a very original idea, basically about Hermione dissecting the true meaning of freedom. You don't have to be familiar with Harry Potter to enjoy reading it, so don't let that stop you.

Private Waltz: The idea has been done to death, I know, but I was on a Twilight kick at the time and it was one of those stories that you have bouncing around in your head until you get it on paper. I wrote this in the wee hours of the morning after melting to one of Josh Groban's songs, called "So She Dances." It's in desperate need of revision, so be forewarned.

Discontinued Fics:

May She Rest in Peace: I gave revision my best shot, but I was so bogged down in the details of how the plot was going to work out that I think I got too frustrated to continue. At any rate, it's on hiatus until further notice (though I might post scenes that would've taken place during that story arc at a later date).

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Eulogy: A Love Story by moonmythology reviews
Kaidan Alenko retells his and Shepard's story. Complete. See "Cycles: A Love Story" for its continuation.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 42,657 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 3/16/2013 - Published: 9/5/2011 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Manipulations by akg.writes reviews
There was a line in one of her many psych evals about an impressive ability to compartmentalize. She supposed the psychologist hadn't been talking about her ability to dress an amputation in the field in under thirty seconds. Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 87 - Words: 372,788 - Reviews: 1012 - Favs: 544 - Follows: 562 - Updated: 9/12/2012 - Published: 2/22/2011 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A.
What is Done and Yet to Come by waiting4morning reviews
"The stars, the moon, They have all been blown out…" Post-ME3, Shepard finds reason to hope. Major spoilers for the end-game. femShep/Kaidan fluff.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,126 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 5/22/2012 - Published: 3/30/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Near To You by Caitlinlaurie reviews
AU. Years after Edward left in New Moon, Bella has moved on with her life, now living in a small town. But when her path crosses with someone from Forks, Bella must choose between the life she has made for herself and the one she is destined for. B/C On Temporary Hiatus.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 92,354 - Reviews: 1144 - Favs: 1,045 - Follows: 1,248 - Updated: 5/9/2012 - Published: 4/4/2010 - Bella, Carlisle
Mass Effect: Aftermath by Lilivati reviews
A continuation of my Shepard's Mass Effect tale with a tweaked ending to the series, chronicling the aftermath of the battle for Earth, the fate of the galaxy, and the stories of Commander Shepard and her crew. Spoiler warning applies.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 9 - Words: 28,009 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 5/5/2012 - Published: 3/17/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A.
Consequences by impsy reviews
"For every action, a reaction; for every choice, a consequence." Mass Effect 3 ending rewrite; full-game spoilers. Shenko. Complete.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 19,069 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 134 - Updated: 4/8/2012 - Published: 3/13/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Stutter by eternalshiva reviews
She hadn't been joking when she told her Major that they needed to get to the Normandy ASAP when they reconciled, but he purposely said to take things slow.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,435 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 9 - Published: 3/23/2012 - Kaidan A., Shepard (F) - Complete
Proud of You by quantumparadigm reviews
Mass Effect 3 spoilers! Read at your own risk! Re-write of the end game sequence with the Crucible. Because the ending we got wasn't enough. Shenko.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,137 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/9/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Exitus by sinvraal reviews
Explorations, variations and off-camera moments from the Mass Effect 2 storyline. Multiple character POVs.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 31 - Words: 121,954 - Reviews: 494 - Favs: 256 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 10/4/2010 - Published: 3/12/2010 - Complete
A Soldier's Duty by JaerWolfe reviews
Not all battles are to save the universe...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 26,086 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 13 - Published: 8/24/2010 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
The Third Option by Ovo reviews
An alternative solution to Virmire. Not necessarily a better one.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 706 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Published: 6/26/2010 - Shepard (F) - Complete
Bridge by Ovo reviews
After defeating the Collectors, Shepard's mind wanders.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 618 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Published: 6/26/2010 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
On a Particular Day by Beringae reviews
Draco Malfoy has liked numbers for 9.7 years, and no one really knows why.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,095 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 148 - Updated: 4/21/2010 - Published: 1/21/2007 - Draco M., Hermione G.
Shipping Crates by fortunesque reviews
Admiral Hackett makes an astute observation. Oneshot Shenko
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,001 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/12/2009 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A.
Dead Man's Switch by DarkAndStormyPotato reviews
History has a way of repeating itself. When Shepard reluctantly returns to Mindoir, she is welcomed by a terrorist attack. As her past and present collide, she struggles to find a way to do what she couldn't do before--and save the colony. Now complete.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 23,175 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 10/27/2009 - Published: 9/1/2009 - Shepard (F) - Complete
Valediction by Inyri Ascending reviews
We each grieve in our own way. Post-Virmire. FemShepard, Shepard x Alenko.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,679 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/7/2009 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
The Magic Position by Erythros reviews
A lot of things can change when you meet the right person. DHr. An extended one-shot in three parts.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 14,105 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 274 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 12/21/2008 - Published: 12/14/2008 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
Somewhere In Between by Ashbear and Wayward reviews
Squall & Rinoa – What would happen if the hero were to fail? What if there wasn't a happily ever after, just an 'ever after' A minute too late; a minute that would haunt him forever. Seven years she lay frozen in time and he stayed frozen in his heart.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 174,077 - Reviews: 1668 - Favs: 636 - Follows: 275 - Updated: 8/12/2008 - Published: 8/2/2002 - Rinoa H., Squall L.
Iunctio by sinvraal reviews
Explorations, variations and off-camera moments from the main storyline. Shenko, multiple character POVs.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 25 - Words: 61,185 - Reviews: 239 - Favs: 312 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 7/29/2008 - Published: 4/22/2008 - Complete
Hope Comes From Within by Lela-of-Bast reviews
Kel was widowed when Dom died in battle, but he's left behind a child. How will Kel deal with her new life? Please R and R.
Protector of the Small Quartet - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 23 - Words: 42,476 - Reviews: 274 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 7/21/2008 - Published: 12/11/2005 - Complete
The Goodnight Kiss by SerenitysBelly reviews
Takes place at the very end of "Our Mrs. Reynolds". My take on what might've happened had Mal seen the truth of the situation with Inara's bump on the head. He surprises himself, finding something he'd lost long before during the war. One shot.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,517 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/4/2008 - Mal, Inara - Complete
The Truth About Juliet by luvcali76 reviews
This is my response to some negative comments I saw people making about the Romeo and Juliet theme surrounding Edward and Bella. One Shot. EB.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,178 - Reviews: 183 - Favs: 222 - Follows: 31 - Published: 5/22/2008 - Complete
Bring Me To Life by luckei1 reviews
Hermione finds Pansy about to jump off a bridge. Draco/Hermione, Harry/Pansy
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 65,590 - Reviews: 674 - Favs: 978 - Follows: 248 - Updated: 4/29/2008 - Published: 6/27/2007 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
Grey Tuesdays by luckei1 reviews
Hermione goes on holiday for three reasons. A calendar date, her mother, and spontaneity.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,216 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 392 - Follows: 26 - Published: 4/21/2008 - Hermione G., Draco M. - Complete
No Place Like Home by Starzgirl reviews
The 3rd & final 'Home' fic. Dom & Neal become idle while at home & a prank war breaks out between the two cousins. Kel & Yuki find it amusing-at first. EPILOGUE: NO PLACE LIKE HOME Up! The parents see their children off to page training. KD/NY.
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,352 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 4/12/2008 - Published: 2/8/2008 - Complete
Dancing in Time by Ashbear reviews
Rinoa & Squall - A story for those who never wanted the romance to end. From the good times to the bad, this follows the first four months of their relationship. It's the course you take to discovery; it's the journey that teaches along the way.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 187,568 - Reviews: 1220 - Favs: 602 - Follows: 168 - Updated: 3/20/2008 - Published: 3/2/2003 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
Strings that Tie to You by Erythros reviews
Today belongs to James, and tomorrow and tomorrow, but her yesterdays are the other boy’s, forever and forever.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 555 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/27/2008 - Lily Evans P., Severus S. - Complete
Once Upon a Freakin' Time by Evadne reviews
The Death Eaters attempt to do bad things, but mostly just do things badly.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 40 - Words: 29,923 - Reviews: 1946 - Favs: 1,974 - Follows: 661 - Updated: 2/15/2008 - Published: 8/7/2002 - Voldemort, Severus S.
Notions by Oboe-Wan reviews
Post-Serenity – A possible course of events that might transpire if Captain Reynolds and Miss Serra had the opportunity for uninterrupted talking and/or arguing. Unapologetic and unmitigated sappiness.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,482 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/12/2008 - Mal, Inara - Complete
True Love Never Did by Realmer06 reviews
She kissed him, so by all rights, that should mean all the tension has been resolved. Unfortunately, when you're talking about Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, things are never quite that simple.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,008 - Reviews: 219 - Favs: 436 - Follows: 28 - Published: 12/9/2007 - Ron W., Hermione G. - Complete
We Learned the Sea by luckei1 reviews
Draco Malfoy turns himself in after a very successful career as a Death Eater, then enlists Harry and Hermione to help him in a scheme to bring down the Dark Lord. DHr. A story of forgiveness.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 201,007 - Reviews: 3803 - Favs: 4,192 - Follows: 829 - Updated: 9/7/2007 - Published: 9/7/2006 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
Wrapped Around Her Finger by Found Wanderer reviews
It's high time Ron proved he has more than the emotional range of a teaspoon. DH SPOILERS! oneshot HGRW
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,822 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/29/2007 - Ron W., Hermione G. - Complete
Waiting In Line by The Steppy One reviews
Ron feels guilty for the way his brain worked during a certain time of peril. DH Spoilers HrR
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,452 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/27/2007 - Hermione G., Ron W. - Complete
Training Master Mindelan by Silverlake reviews
A look at Kel's experiences juggling motherhood and her position as training master. And a chronicle of the lives of Neal's and Alanna's squires. Complete!
Song of the Lioness - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 30 - Words: 91,763 - Reviews: 398 - Favs: 166 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 5/27/2007 - Published: 2/3/2006 - Tortall - Complete
By the Way by Provocative Envy reviews
COMPLETE: It was exquisite, the way his face fell, the way his eyes grew round, the way his mouth dropped open: he was a study in disappointment, his dashed hopes cluttering the space that loomed large and noticeable in between us. HG/DM.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 23,273 - Reviews: 569 - Favs: 477 - Follows: 158 - Updated: 3/2/2007 - Published: 6/18/2006 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
After All This by Beringae reviews
During the war, everyone turns to something or someone to maintain his or her sanity, and Draco and Hermione turn to one another. But something scares Hermione, and she and Draco will have to work through some major hurdles in their relationship.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,666 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 147 - Follows: 14 - Published: 1/14/2007 - Hermione G., Draco M. - Complete
Macbeth by cyropi reviews
‘Come what come may, time and the hour runs through the roughest day.’ Voldemort’s second rise to power and a part in Shakespeare’s infamous Scottish Play make this fitting for Hermione – especially when she discovers a darker side to Draco Malfoy. PreHBP
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 120,368 - Reviews: 2288 - Favs: 1,174 - Follows: 251 - Updated: 6/24/2006 - Published: 9/6/2004 - Hermione G., Draco M. - Complete
Things Left Unsaid by Tuathail reviews
When you love someone enough, leaving some things unsaid doesn't seem to matter. AG
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 556 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 23 - Published: 5/3/2006 - Tortall - Complete
The Nietzsche Classes by Beringae reviews
The Ministry takes action against the remaining prejudice in the wizarding society and asks Hermione for help. “What do you want? Money? Power? Name your price, Granger. I’m not about to let pride get in my way when an Azkaban sentence is on the line.”
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 45,807 - Reviews: 1880 - Favs: 3,746 - Follows: 568 - Updated: 4/8/2006 - Published: 10/2/2005 - Hermione G., Draco M. - Complete
Ennead by Philyra912 reviews
Oneshot Nine moments in the lives of Draco Malfoy and Hermione Granger. Tie in a little mythology, sprinkle with angst and romance, and step back. 8/15/08: CURRENTLY NOMINATED AT THE QUIBBLER AWARDS!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,831 - Reviews: 263 - Favs: 769 - Follows: 54 - Published: 2/28/2006 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
Title and Registration by moveablehistory reviews
Sometimes a marriage of convenience is little more that a piece of paper signed and registered. Sometimes, it's a lot more. Written for the LJ dmhgficexchange fall challenge. Enjoy!
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,119 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/7/2004 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
The Cell by obaona reviews
Obidala. Obi-Wan and Padme are left alone in a cell, after being captured by Palpatine. But something goes wrong . . . They're left there. Part 6 up! [Destiny] Now complete.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 6 - Words: 18,470 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 8/29/2004 - Published: 5/16/2004 - Obi-Wan K. - Complete
A Situation Like That by Saraswathi reviews
When Dom lands up in a situation similar to Lord Raoul's Midwinter dilemna, it's up to Kel to help him out and the situation is similar in more ways than one. Post Lady Knight.
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,119 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 3/25/2004 - Published: 1/4/2004 - Tortall, Tortall
Blind Spot by Luc Court reviews
Multichapter fic, Baralai and Paine pairing, FFXFFX2 spoilers, focusing around the Crimson Squad just after formation and following them through their training. A look at the way different people grow together into a team. POV Baralai. Finished.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 21,411 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/13/2004 - Published: 1/15/2004 - Baralai, Paine - Complete
First Contact by Ashbear reviews
[Quistis and Seifer] This was a silly little story I thought of one day. It's worth a look if you enjoy strange humor and embarrassing situations. My husband still couldn't believe I did this! Trust me, it's nothing like anything else I have ever done.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,082 - Reviews: 210 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/10/2001 - Quistis T., Seifer A. - Complete
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Private Waltz reviews
After returning home from a weekend hunting trip, Edward finds Bella enveloped in her own private world. R&R.
Twilight - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,596 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/20/2007 - Complete
May She Rest in Peace reviews
Paine has always made sure that she kept her past to herself, but what if her past becomes much more than just the parts she remembers? R&R Please.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,496 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 6/23/2005 - Published: 5/25/2005 - Paine
Freedom reviews
Hermione tries to answer a difficult question about a concept that all of you should be familiar with. R&R, please.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,163 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/15/2005 - Hermione G. - Complete
My Eternal Silence reviews
Paine ponders her silent thoughts while looking out at the sky. R&R Please.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,259 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/14/2004 - Paine - Complete