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Joined 10-14-13, id: 5235789, Profile Updated: 08-14-15
Author has written 14 stories for Last of Us.

I'm a writer. I took a break between drafts of my book to write some fanfic for The Last of Us, because after I finished the game I couldn't get it out of my mind. New stories are popping up periodically.

My stories are also posted to my AO3 page: . A few of my stories are only posted there, because of limitations in the FF formatting options.

And you can also follow me on my tumblr blog: . Sometimes I post stories there too.

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Cover Me Up and Related Stories

My most popular story is the full-length Joel/Ellie romance novella, Cover Me Up. Since writing it, I've been working on a series of related short stories. Here's a comprehensive list of all the related stories, in chronological order (not order of writing), and a guide to how they fit into the main Cover Me Up storyline.

  1. Simple Gifts, rated T. Set in the Fall of 2035.
  2. Shooting Practice, rated T for language. Set in the summer of 2037.
  3. Cover Me Up, rated M for very strong language and graphic sex. Set during 2039 and 2040.
  4. A Night at the Movies, rated M for language. Set in the summer of 2039, this is a retelling of a scene from Summer (Part 1) of Cover Me Up from Joel's point of view.
  5. Joel's Summer, rated M for language and graphic sex. Set in the summer of 2039, this expands on A Night at the Movies and retells the entirety of Summer (Part 1) and Summer (Part 2) of Cover Me Up from Joel's point of view.
  6. The Morning After, rated M for language and sexual situations. Set in the summer of 2039, this happens immediately after the events described in Summer (Part 2) of Cover Me Up.
  7. Skinny Dipping, rated M for language and graphic sex. Set in the summer of 2039, this takes place sometime between Summer (Part 2) and Fall (Part 1) of Cover Me Up.

Guest Review Policy

I welcome guest reviews on my stories. However, these are my works and I reserve the right to moderate guest reviews. Any reviews about my stories or my writing, good or bad, I will be happy to post without editing. Reviews that have nothing to do with my story or writing and consist entirely of denigrating my choice of ship, wishing me death and/or rape, or other types of personal attacks will be ignored and deleted.

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The Chosen and the Beloved by GuiltyAdonis reviews
In which Booker DeWitt comes to the city of Columbia in an attempt to clear his name, only to find that his past is inextricably tied to that of the city, and that fate has a way of sneaking up at the worst possible times. Or, an AU rewrite in which questions are answered, underused characters are given their due, and the Lutece twins can't help but snark at everything Booker says.
BioShock - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 91,451 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 210 - Follows: 265 - Updated: 2/14/2016 - Published: 6/19/2013 - [Booker D., Elizabeth]
First Kiss by Luciferine reviews
An alternate take of the events that unfolded during 'Joel's Birthday', set about halfway through that story. Grieving and a little drunk on the anniversary of the Outbreak, Joel very nearly ruins everything. Ellie takes it upon herself to prove him wrong. Cross-posted from Tumblr, now with a bonus epilogue! Joel/Ellie. Written before the sequel, compliant only to the first game.
Last of Us - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,572 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 3/30/2015 - Published: 6/20/2014 - Ellie, Joel - Complete
Rivers and Roads by Luciferine reviews
Tommy talks Joel into fixing up an old motorcycle as a surprise for Ellie. As usual, nothing so simple can stay that way in Jackson. Set post-Counting Stars but prior to the penultimate chapter of Fight Those Demons. Written before the sequel, compliant only to the first game. Written before the sequel, compliant only to the first game.
Last of Us - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,643 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/22/2014 - Ellie, Joel, Tommy, Maria - Complete
Through Straights and Through Bends by blackanise reviews
On the long, treacherous road to the Fireflies, Ellie finds herself growing up in ways she never expected. Falling in love with Joel, who can't decide whether he sees her as her own person or as the young daughter he lost, will strain their growing bond. And soon, the most brutal winter of her life will test Ellie herself - and may even destroy what she and Joel have come to share.
Last of Us - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 30,450 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 1/20/2014 - Published: 12/28/2013 - [Ellie, Joel] David
The Way It Should Have Been by Julibee-Darling reviews
In the infinite spread of lighthouses...there had to be one where things were different. - BookBeth pairing. This is my mostly-canon retelling of Bioshock Infinite, but with the ending and approach I feel should have been taken. Rated M for adult-rated content.
BioShock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 26,200 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 147 - Follows: 203 - Updated: 12/4/2013 - Published: 5/10/2013 - Booker D., Elizabeth
Lions and Lambs by Dreamsong83 reviews
This is for everyone left unsatisfied by the games ending. This story is no longer a one-shot, but a collection of in-depth emotional character studies on how Booker & Elizabeth's relationship should have evolved had there been more variables in their story instead of constants. M-violence, language, graphic sex. TW! dubious consent & borderline sexual assualt for Chapters 4 & 5
BioShock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 79,306 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 159 - Follows: 126 - Updated: 9/16/2013 - Published: 4/18/2013 - Booker D., Elizabeth
Counting Stars by Luciferine reviews
Fourth installment of the 'Straight on 'Til Morning' Series. A series of mostly unconnected oneshots set in SOTM 'Verse. An introspection of life at the dam, and how Joel and Ellie do (or don't) fit into it. Ratings are T and up unless otherwise specified. Pre- Joel/Ellie, Maria/Tommy. Written before the sequel, compliant only to the first game.
Last of Us - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 62,471 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 7/21/2013 - Published: 7/8/2013 - Ellie, Joel - Complete
The Caged Bird's Song by redlettergirl reviews
There's always a bird, there's always a cage-Songbird's life, in reverse.
BioShock - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,301 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/16/2013 - Booker D., Songbird - Complete
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Joel's Summer reviews
Ellie is twenty, and Joel may be falling in love with her. Living in close quarters, a movie date...what could possibly go wrong? A retelling of the summer section of Cover Me Up from Joel's point of view. You can read this without reading the main story first, but it will make much more sense if you do it the other way around. Rated M for explicit sex in Part 2.
Last of Us - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 17,364 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 9/16/2015 - Published: 8/14/2015 - [Ellie, Joel] Tommy
Say Something reviews
"...the temporal cortex gives up all its stored memories in a bright burst of information that touches the last vestiges of the conscious mind." In the moments before her death, Tess remembers growing up in the Boston quarantine zone, her time working with Joel, and the fatal events that led to her bleeding out on the floor of the Massachusetts capitol building.
Last of Us - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 23,834 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/18/2015 - Published: 3/11/2015 - [Tess, Joel] Ellie, Tommy
I Hate Bad Dreams reviews
This time, Ellie is the one having the bad dream. Based on a prompt from otpprompts.
Last of Us - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,303 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/6/2015 - Ellie, Joel - Complete
Simple Gifts reviews
After living with Ellie for a year in Jackson, Joel comes home to an empty house.
Last of Us - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 956 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/25/2015 - Ellie, Joel, Tommy, Maria - Complete
No Accounting for Taste reviews
Fluff! When Sarah moves to California and leaves Miller Brothers Construction without a bookkeeper, Joel is stubborn enough to think he can take over for her. But even he realizes he needs a little help, which comes in the form of a continuing education class at a community college. He'd probably get a lot more work done in class if his young teacher wasn't so damn sexy...
Last of Us - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,615 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/14/2014
Strawberry Lipgloss reviews
After Sarah leaves for college, Tommy drags Joel out to a bar where he meets a girl who needs his help. Pure fluff, no dystopia, no infected, a story that answers the question: what would dating for Joel be like in the era of text messages and cell phones? As this is an alternate universe, I have taken authorial license with Ellie's timeline and age.
Last of Us - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,403 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 16 - Published: 9/11/2014 - Ellie, Joel, Tommy - Complete
Man of Constant Sorrow reviews
It's six years after the Cordyceps outbreak ended civilization as we know it. As Joel is wandering in the west Texas desert, near death, he is rescued by a mysterious young woman with red hair and green eyes. Her terrible secret will change his life. AU: What would happen if Ellie was born before the outbreak, and Joel headed west instead of to Boston?
Last of Us - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 41,384 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 6/4/2014 - Published: 4/10/2014 - [Joel, Ellie] - Complete
Skinny Dipping reviews
It's a hot summer in Jackson, in more ways than one. When Joel surprises Ellie with a secluded swimming hole, however will she thank him? (Hint: it's lemon-flavored.) This story started out life as a post on my Tumblr blog. It takes place between Summer (Part 2) and Fall (Part 1) of Cover Me Up, which features Older!Ellie and Joel.
Last of Us - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,698 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 16 - Published: 3/13/2014 - [Ellie, Joel] OC - Complete
The Morning After reviews
Last night, after Joel kissed Ellie, one thing led to another and they ended up in bed together. Now, in the harsh light of morning, Joel finally has to confront his own changing feelings for the woman he'd once thought of as a daughter, and face the consequences of his actions. This takes place the day after after the events described in Summer (Part 2) of Cover Me Up.
Last of Us - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,603 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/9/2014 - [Ellie, Joel] [Maria, Tommy] - Complete
A Night at the Movies reviews
Joel and Ellie watch "Raiders of the Lost Ark," but neither of them is paying much attention to the movie. This is a scene from Summer (Part 1) of Cover Me Up, retold from Joel's point of view. Rated M for language.
Last of Us - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,614 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/7/2014 - Ellie, Joel, Tommy, Maria - Complete
Joel, Broken reviews
It seems like things break all at once, but sometimes the fractures are there from the beginning. A story about Joel and Sarah before the outbreak.
Last of Us - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,525 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/4/2014 - Joel, Tommy, Sarah, OC - Complete
Shooting Practice reviews
Ellie tries out a new gun, and a lot gets said between Ellie and Joel without many words at all. This is the first related one-shot for Cover Me Up, and it talks a little bit about that Alaskan bear pistol Ellie mentions in Summer (Part 1).
Last of Us - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 736 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/3/2014 - Ellie, Joel - Complete
Cover Me Up reviews
Five years after returning to Jackson, Ellie and Joel struggle with their changing feelings toward each other. Will the community accept their love? And when a dark figure from Joel's past appears, can their relationship survive what Joel must reveal to Ellie about himself? Joel/Ellie romance. Rated M for language and graphic sex.
Last of Us - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 62,888 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 229 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 2/6/2014 - Published: 12/31/2013 - [Ellie, Joel] Tommy, Maria - Complete
The Lies We Tell reviews
"Swear to me. Swear to me that everything you said about the Fireflies is true." Two years ago, Joel lied. Now Ellie, faced with an impossible task, finally comes to understand his motivation that day, even while her world is falling apart. Rated M for language. Not gonna lie: this is a sad one. You've been warned.
Last of Us - Rated: M - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,218 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 13 - Published: 12/28/2013 - Ellie, Joel, Tommy - Complete