KatjaLaRoux
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Joined 12-08-13, id: 5375691, Profile Updated: 04-12-15
Author has written 15 stories for Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed, and Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club.

I'm a graduate student who uses video games and fanfiction as tools for procrastination.

When I write, I usually try to keep things canon and historically accurate. This means I often spend an unnecessary amount of time researching minutiae that most people won't notice.

I tend to focus on characters and relationships rather than action (though I do try to do both). And I'm a sucker for a good love story (or a bad love story). And I'm not afraid to kill my own OCs. And I like feedback. And cookies.

My profile avatar and cover image for "When We're Not Looking" were drawn by the rockstar behind thesassassinscreed.tumblr.com. Full size here.

And I've posted pictures of characters and other story-related inspirations for "When We're Not Looking" at wwnl.tumblr.com. (I'm also at katjalaroux.tumblr.com)

You can read a Russian version of "A Cave, A Keep, and a Promise" here (thanks to the amazing a.m.shepard).

Inspiration for "Fierce Companions" drabble here.


Current Projects:

aside from wrapping up unfinished projects ("the things we carry" and "quodlibet") and one promise to a friend, consider me on temporary hiatus.

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Poison and Wine by thinkdragonage reviews
The Wardens have always been fighters and mages of exceptional ability, until Duncan recruits a noblewoman with a brilliant mind and no combat experience. Elissa will uncover conspiracies, lies, and secrets, and no friend or foe is immune to her observational skills. But she may learn that there are some secrets better left unknown. AU campaign/multi-origin.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 57 - Words: 309,409 - Reviews: 715 - Favs: 218 - Follows: 291 - Updated: 7/27 - Published: 3/23/2013 - [Alistair, Cousland] Zevran A., Amell
Flight of a Hawk, Return of a Wolf by RedHawkeRevolver reviews
AU story. Hawke flees the chaos in Kirkwall alone, hunted by Mage and Templar alike. After years on the run, Fenris decides he must seek out and kill his former master to truly be free. The two meet for the first time in Minrathous and are inevitably drawn into each other's lives. Battles shared are battles won.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 72 - Words: 195,548 - Reviews: 293 - Favs: 106 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 12/30/2014 - Published: 1/23/2014 - Fenris, Hawke (F) - Complete
Mass Effect: Newton's First Law by Raven Studios reviews
If the Normandy's crew knew what they were in for, they would have stepped back to wonder if they were in the wrong line of work. But when serving with a crew like this, it's not all bad news, all the time. Snapshots of Mass Effect in 1000-word vignettes. (Cover images all belong to Bioware. As with Mass Effect itself, I'm just borrowing them and giving credit where it's due.)
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 246 - Words: 258,039 - Reviews: 1056 - Favs: 345 - Follows: 231 - Updated: 3/5/2012 - Published: 6/25/2010 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Chiaroscuro by htewing reviews
AU. Shenko. Shepard and Alenko meet on Horizon. Shepard is falling apart. Alenko is under orders to get on the Normandy and find out what she's up to. It's going to be their worst assignment yet. T for language & innuendo. Spoilers: all DLC, past Arrival.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 66 - Words: 156,497 - Reviews: 197 - Favs: 184 - Follows: 127 - Updated: 8/23/2011 - Published: 4/11/2011 - [Shepard (F), Kaidan A.] - Complete
Somewhere I Have Never Travelled, Gladly Beyond by Wyntermute reviews
Naruto had been bragging all day that his new jutsu was his best yet. Sakura and her new situation beg to differ. Post timeskip. DeiSaku.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 82,879 - Reviews: 1347 - Favs: 1,837 - Follows: 677 - Updated: 12/11/2008 - Published: 12/9/2006 - Sakura H., Deidara - Complete
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Quodlibet reviews
Hawke is trying to get through her final semester of college. Fenris is particular about his coffee. Fate has plans. So does the barista. And the rest of their friends. / Ch 4: Nothing about the crowd currently crammed in Anders's tiny attic-turned-apartment was "board games and beers." Then again, Anders never did anything in halves. (Modern AU. femHawke/Fenris.)
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,540 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 4/23 - Published: 5/21/2014 - Hawke (F), Fenris
The Things We Carry reviews
It started at the Deep Roads. There were some slightly flirtatious texts. Then the Chantry in Kirkwall—and Marian Hawke's life—exploded. Quite literally. / Inside, the air felt just as thick, but now instead of smelling like fish and piss like the streets of Kirkwall, it smelled like sweat and smoke. Marian wasn't sure which was worse. (Modern AU. Eventual fHawke/Nathaniel Howe.)
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 51,424 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 4/21 - Published: 4/14/2014 - Hawke (F), Nathaniel H. - Complete
Seven Weeks & Fourteen Months reviews
Makoto tried to hide an injury, but Rin paid closer attention than Makoto realized. / "Tachibana Makoto was many things. But he was not a liar. At least, not until that day in the Samezuka locker room with Rin." (long Oneshot. Makoto/Rin.)
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,353 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/24/2014 - Makoto T., Rin M. - Complete
Fierce Companions reviews
Hawke doesn't exactly remember telling Anders he could bring a cat home. (Oneshot. mHawke/Anders.) / "No, that's not—Anders, why is there a cat on my bed?"
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,492 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/18/2014 - Anders, Hawke (M)
Of Life & Hawkes reviews
Hawke and her companions have fled Kirkwall. After three days, she still hasn't said a word to any of them. / For a long moment, neither spoke. But Bethany broke the silence again. "Why did you spare him?" (Oneshot. femHawke/Fenris.)
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,415 - Reviews: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/16/2014
Of Music & Reconciliation reviews
Fenris is finally free of Danarius. But he still owes Hawke a conversation. / "Do you ever feel like we're negotiating with chaos, just for some sense of satisfaction?" (Oneshot. femHawke/Fenris.)
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,014 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 8 - Published: 5/27/2014 - Hawke (F), Fenris - Complete
Of Tea & Home reviews
Moving hurts. But Hawke wants tea, no one else is around, and she's stubborn. / "I'm the bloody Champion of Kirkwall," she muttered. "I will not lose to a stupid chair." (Oneshot. femHawke/Fenris.)
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,960 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/1/2014 - Hawke (F), Fenris
When We're Not Looking reviews
She knew smuggling alcohol during Prohibition was dangerous, but Kate never expected this. An ongoing war. Centuries of family secrets. And a hunt for answers. / "Does it count if I wasn't looking for you?" He grinned. "Sometimes we find the best things when we're not looking." (Lots of OCs. Canon AC lore. Fits in with "A Sly Little Bird.")
Assassin's Creed - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 86,313 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 4/28/2014 - Published: 2/5/2014 - OC - Complete
Of Flowers & Jealousy reviews
Fenris left Hawke but didn't leave Hawke. Years later, they're still trying to navigate their relationship. / "Fickle?" She narrowed her eyes at the elf. "You have the nerve to call me fickle?" (Oneshot. femHawke/Fenris.)
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,207 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/24/2014 - Hawke (F), Fenris - Complete
Drizzle, Lifeboats, and Sweet Things reviews
Desmond finds himself alone and struggling to make a new home in London. Running into Shaun might change things completely. / Although Desmond couldn't blame either Lucy or Yusuf for why he was standing on a quiet street corner in the wet, grey London air. That was all Shaun's doing. (Modern AU.)
Assassin's Creed - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,678 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/23/2014 - Desmond M., Shaun H. - Complete
A Sly Little Bird reviews
After her father's death, all she wanted was to be a small and insignificant detail. Nassau was meant to give her an escape, a new life, a little freedom. But some details are more important than others. / "How is it," he asked as he pulled off his hooded cloak, "that a sweet lass like you is such a crack shot?"
Assassin's Creed - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 23,377 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 87 - Updated: 2/5/2014 - Published: 12/21/2013 - OC, Edward K. - Complete
Healer of the House Amell reviews
Carver meets a girl. A girl whose life Flemeth saved, whose life is intertwined with his in more ways than one. Eventually, assassins and heroes and awkward conversations are also involved, though not necessarily in that order. / When the door to the clinic closed behind them, Garrett let out a laugh. "Looks like I'm the one in your shadow this time, little brother."
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 49,854 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 1/19/2014 - Published: 12/21/2013 - OC, Carver H. - Complete
Coronado reviews
A collection of vignettes about an Earthborn/War Hero Shepard. Begins at the beginning. / Paulie's voice was in her head again: 'If it's not your bleeding heart, it'll be your damn addiction to solitude. Strength in numbers. That's what the Reds are for, ma puce. How can we watch your back if you keep going off on your own'
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,898 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/2/2014 - Published: 12/13/2013 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A.
A Cave, a Keep, and a Promise reviews
The Champion of Kirkwall has been on the run for months and has successfully kept herself hidden. That is until the night a group of Grey Wardens happen upon her camp. / Her merry band of misfits, the only family she had left, scattered across Thedas. Except for Anders. Who was dead. And now she was holed up in yet another cave, with a sprained ankle, feeling sorry for herself.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,941 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 12/21/2013 - Published: 12/12/2013 - Hawke (F), Cousland - Complete
My Dearest Varric reviews
A year and a half after the Battle of Kirkwall, Hawke sends a letter to Varric. (one-shot; fHawkexNate) / "Yes, I said 'us.' There is a story there, and it's one I think you would appreciate. The point, however, is that I am alive and safe and not alone."
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,606 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/8/2013 - Hawke (F), Nathaniel H.
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