Vieux.Carre
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Joined 01-27-14, id: 5485236, Profile Updated: 02-09-14
Author has written 6 stories for Criminal Minds.

Quote of the Moment: "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." - Thomas Merton


I've always thought of myself as a bibliophile. I love stories. I love wasting my days away with a book in one hand and coffee in the other. I'm also a music addict. I'll listen to just about anything. On most days (I work nights!), you're pretty much guaranteed to find me curled up somewhere with music on, coffee, and a book (or my Kindle) in my hand.

My username, Vieux.Carre, is French and comes from the iconic French Quarter in my hometown of New Orleans. If you ever get the chance to visit, take it. It's an amazing experience for anyone who enjoys a rich history, amazing food, and great coffee.

Anyone who likes to chat or discuss CM is more than welcome to PM me! Also, if you're available to beta any stories I may write, please PM me and let me know!

My first foray into Criminal Minds fanfiction is up. I hope you'll check out "Walking In Between" and let me know what you think.


The following quote is something I found on Tumblr, and I think it's something everyone should read...

"Sometimes I stare at the computer screen when the words don’t want to come and I think, “Fuck, who am I kidding? This is terrible writing, and this story is shit, and no one cares, anyway.” And I close the window and go do something else.

But every now and then I get an amazing, heartfelt, beautiful comment from someone who loved something I wrote, and it reminds me that, at least for that one person, I did write something worthwhile. And so I open the window again and I write one sentence, and then another, and then I start to find my way again.

So on behalf of all fanfic writers everywhere, I want to say thank you, thank you so much, to all of the readers who take the time to leave a comment and tell us that something we wrote mattered to you, that it brightened your day or made you laugh or cry or get horny or whatever.

Please don’t think we’re ever bothered by your comment, or that we don’t want to hear it, or that what you have to say isn’t important enough. It means so, so much. And on some days, it’s what keeps us going."

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Soundings by aMUSEment345 reviews
Two Turtledoves-Chapter 3 in the Soundings one-shots series. Takes place after A Voice Cries Out. William visits his son's family at Christmas.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 15,336 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 12/22/2014 - Published: 12/27/2012 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ
Though the Road was Never Smooth by Whatif-ifonly reviews
Sequel to 'The Road Not Taken' and 'Two Roads Diverged' Companion fic to 'The Road Before Us' How do you carry on when you end up right back where you started?
Criminal Minds - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 148,519 - Reviews: 202 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 7/5/2014 - Published: 12/11/2011 - [Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid]
The Road Before US by Whatif-ifonly reviews
Sequel to 'The Road Not Taken' and 'Two Roads Diverged' Companion fic to 'Though The Road Was Never Smooth' JJ and Spence continue on the road before them, each day brand new and never seen before.
Criminal Minds - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 162,115 - Reviews: 210 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 7/5/2014 - Published: 12/11/2011 - [Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid]
Prelude by aMUSEment345 reviews
Explores what happened behind the scenes that resulted in JJ and Reid becoming best friends. 'Prelude' to the Soundings series. T for case references only.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 43 - Words: 142,575 - Reviews: 202 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 2/21/2014 - Published: 10/1/2013 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
Seams by AJ and Sebastian Goin reviews
JJ's life is falling apart at the seams. Can her friends help her stitch it back together? *NOW COMPLETE*
Criminal Minds - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 69,460 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 2/2/2014 - Published: 6/19/2013 - [Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid] - Complete
The Sound of Silence by aMUSEment345 reviews
Full length story number five in the 'Soundings' series. His work and his family are both threatened as Reid faces a moral and ethical...and possibly deadly... dilemma. What, exactly, is the cost of silence? Is it worth the price?
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 43 - Words: 155,299 - Reviews: 190 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 9/21/2013 - Published: 6/17/2013 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ, Henry L. - Complete
Transitions by aMUSEment345 reviews
Sometimes our lives change slowly, and gradually. Sometimes the transitions happen in an instant. For Reid, love and loss become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. Tracing Reid's transition from loving JJ, to Maeve, and back again. MAEVE/REID, JJ/REID. Some spoilers for Season 8. Romance/Tragedy/Friendship.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 55 - Words: 174,210 - Reviews: 469 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 6/9/2013 - Published: 1/26/2013 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ, Maeve - Complete
Consequences by aMUSEment345 reviews
Continuation of THE CLONE. Reid has always been impulsive. Now he's in trouble. The kind that could end his career. And he doesn't want to accept help. Can JJ break through his defenses? Can the team come through for him?
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 117,798 - Reviews: 195 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 1/24/2013 - Published: 10/28/2012 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
Second Chances by Ann Parker reviews
JJ/Reid - Post 7x07. When things end between JJ and Will, who will pick up the pieces? Can their relationship handle all that has gone on between them, all that has been left unsaid?
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 50,860 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 173 - Follows: 155 - Updated: 11/26/2012 - Published: 11/28/2011 - Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid - Complete
A Song of Their Own by aMUSEment345 reviews
Last story of the 'Soundings' series. Follows on Reverberations. Morgan looked back and forth from one to the other. "Then I'd say there's a problem. A big problem." JJ and Reid... and Henry...are ready to plan their wedding, but circumstances are conspiring against them. Why can no one find Will? Who else is in danger? Fourth in a series.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 104,701 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 10/23/2012 - Published: 8/9/2012 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
Reverberations by aMUSEment345 reviews
Third in the 'Soundings' series. Follows immediately on Echoes. Reid and JJ learn how to become a family...taught, in large part, by Henry. T only for cases.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 22 - Words: 69,304 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 8/2/2012 - Published: 5/19/2012 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
The Clone by aMUSEment345 reviews
This wasn't the person he'd known all these years. She looked like JJ, but she certainly didn't act like her. She may as well have been a clone. Something was very, very wrong. And Reid knew he had to find out what it was.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,489 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 6/7/2012 - Published: 5/22/2012 - Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid - Complete
Echoes by aMUSEment345 reviews
Second in the 'Soundings' series. Meant to follow on Her Voice. Reid encounters his mother through her journals, and finds advice on building a new life for himself.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 28,486 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 5/17/2012 - Published: 4/27/2012 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
Her Voice by aMUSEment345 reviews
Reid makes a final visit to his mother, accompanied by a friend. First in the 'Soundings' series.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,142 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 4/8/2012 - Published: 4/2/2012 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
The Road Not Taken by Whatif-ifonly reviews
Everyone wonders from time to time what their life could have been if they had made different choices, if their eyes had been open to the opportunities in front of them, if things had been different. JJ gets an opportunity to find out.
Criminal Minds - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 150 - Words: 510,962 - Reviews: 1033 - Favs: 338 - Follows: 186 - Updated: 12/10/2011 - Published: 1/6/2011 - [Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid] - Complete
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i wonder reviews
i wonder...do you ever think about what could have been? a one-shot.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,270 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/13/2014 - Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid - Complete
Walking In Darkness reviews
On the flight home, after an emotionally exhausting case, JJ and Reid find comfort in having someone to share the darkness with.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 775 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/25/2014 - Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid - Complete
Walking In Between reviews
When Spence is offered a tempting position away from the team, he and JJ must face what this means for them.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,730 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/23/2014 - Published: 1/27/2014 - [Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid] - Complete
Truth's Hour reviews
A "200" post-ep. It's after midnight and someone is at his door.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,335 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/9/2014 - Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid - Complete
The Butterfly Lounge reviews
A prequel for my story "Lost". After a day spent wandering D.C., Spencer Reid discovers something new - The Butterfly Lounge.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,665 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/2/2014 - Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid - Complete
Lost reviews
A one-shot, set in S8 after Maeve's death. After a day spent searching for Spence, JJ finally finds him. The question is, can she help him find what he's searching for - before it's too late.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,695 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/30/2014 - Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid - Complete