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Joined 01-12-16, id: 7450853, Profile Updated: 11-23-17
Author has written 23 stories for Rurouni Kenshin, Psycho-Pass/サイコパス, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, and Cells at Work/はたらく細胞.

First and foremost, I fully denounce what Watsuki’s done. I hope that he will receive the entirety of consequences, and that justice will be served on behalf of the victims. Their exploitation needed to be exposed, and if this leads to saving them, it’s ultimately the best thing that could happen.

To the fandom, this was shocking, upsetting, revolting news. And especially because we were at such a high point with the new arc, the upcoming Tumblr events, and the promise of a new movie. But despite this utter mess, I’m glad to see how we’re supporting each other. This fandom helped me out of a bleak period, and for as long as I live, I will never forget that. It’s hard enough to be betrayed by the creator, but it’s also hard to let go of this community that’s been built over the past years. So, for now, we can grieve together, and that’s what we need.

For the most part, I’ve made up my mind: I’m going to finish the fics I started. Not right away, I need some time, and I understand if people no longer want to support the work. However, my fics are also my creations, and this is something I need to do. As sickened as I am, I can’t deny my emotional connection to RK’s story and characters. Right now, I’m confused and anxious about the future. But through finishing my fics, I can take my time and find a way to heal and perhaps get closure. I won’t start anything new, just eventually bring everything to a proper, well-deserved end. And then, well, we’ll see.

To those of you who can no longer stay, I wish you all the best. To those of you who are still here or still trying to figure everything out, I’d love to talk, whether it’s about RK or other interests. I’ll be here, through whatever comes next.

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Ache by Mamoro reviews
A repository for my un-beta'd one shots and drabbles. All canon, all KenKao, non-sequential. Written mostly to cleanse my palate while I write other things.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 114 - Words: 70,050 - Reviews: 703 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 12/5/2020 - Published: 7/30/2016
Castle Ruins by lossehelin reviews
To a hungry vampire the smell of blood is intoxicating and the taste is pure ecstasy. The hunt is quick and the meal savored. For an older vampire with control such weaknesses no longer rule their existence. When that control is tested, however, by blood that cannot be ignored, weakness is the least of their problems.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 48 - Words: 361,242 - Reviews: 1090 - Favs: 471 - Follows: 528 - Updated: 4/26/2020 - Published: 8/24/2013 - [Kaoru, Kenshin]
Thousand Words by the Dah reviews
Works written for a drabble challenge. Contains both miscellaneous one-shots and WIP drabble series of Kaoru, Kenshin and Tomoe in various AU and Canon settings.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 146 - Words: 161,561 - Reviews: 494 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 12/31/2018 - Published: 12/14/2014 - Kaoru, Kenshin, Tomoe
Truce by Syolen reviews
Somehow, he couldn't help but notice the young woman who dared walk the streets of Kyoto alone after dark and wielded only a bokken. It was only a matter of time before their paths crossed.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 47,254 - Reviews: 507 - Favs: 634 - Follows: 569 - Updated: 12/23/2016 - Published: 3/6/2013 - Kaoru, Battousai - Complete
A Comedy of Romance by the Dah reviews
Kamiya Kaoru is up and coming young actress, whose dream is to star in action blockbusters – just like her idol, Himura Kenshin. However, the roles she wants are under a rock and so she finds herself agreeing to play a leading role in a small-scale romantic comedy. It seems like a trainwreck of disappointments... until the male lead shows up. (Written for Ruroken Week 2016.)
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,624 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 27 - Published: 7/16/2016 - [Kaoru, Kenshin] Megumi - Complete
The Gift by ClosetRomanticSockpuppet reviews
Kaoru was fully content to pretend that she didn't see ghosts, or demons or other critters while struggling to keep her father's dojo afloat. She had no idea that the gift Sano would give her would turn her life upside down. But sometimes the unexpected can just turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to you.Even if you end up having to survive a struggle for power first.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 71,401 - Reviews: 302 - Favs: 437 - Follows: 562 - Updated: 5/17/2014 - Published: 3/1/2013 - Kaoru, Kenshin
Invictus by Ayezur reviews
AU. In the eleventh year of the Meiji, 1878, Japan still practices chattel slavery. The Tokugawa shogunate still reigns from Edo castle, backed by the infamous Kanryu family and their merchant empire. And Kaoru Kamiya finds an abandoned slave hiding under the docks as she's walking home...
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 16 - Words: 145,344 - Reviews: 531 - Favs: 694 - Follows: 397 - Updated: 12/28/2013 - Published: 2/20/2013 - [Sanosuke, Megumi] Kaoru, Kenshin - Complete
Cursed by lossehelin reviews
For a thousand years the village has known of the beast living in the old palace. A beast said to live on human blood. One father knows the truth, and is now bound by word to return a favor he has ignored for thirteen years.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 45 - Words: 317,148 - Reviews: 1297 - Favs: 791 - Follows: 361 - Updated: 3/2/2013 - Published: 7/3/2011 - [Kaoru, Kenshin] - Complete
Interview by LimeGrass reviews
All she wanted was a decent job, with a decent pay and a decent work hour; not a trip down the aisle. - one shot -
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,922 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 222 - Follows: 24 - Published: 12/8/2009 - Kenshin, Kaoru - Complete
Patrimony by ShImHiding reviews
Kenshin and Kenji are more alike than they know. Giftfic for Super Sheba.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,924 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 9/27/2008 - Published: 5/7/2007 - Kenji, Kenshin
Perspective by Veles reviews
It's easy to lose sight of yourself through your own eyes.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,309 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 165 - Follows: 20 - Published: 4/21/2007 - Kenshin, Kaoru - Complete
Tradition by Veles reviews
For the first time in seventeen years, Sano's most precious tradition has been unforgivably disrupted by someone he thought he could trust.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,158 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/11/2006 - Complete
Hakama Dake by Indygodusk reviews
During a heat wave, Kaoru finds herself alone, frustrated, and extremely hot. Defeated by Kenshin's friendly behavior, she gives up on his love. But she refuses to lose to the sun. Clothes start to fly, but no one's there to see, right? KBK
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 80,527 - Reviews: 1287 - Favs: 1,619 - Follows: 439 - Updated: 3/28/2006 - Published: 5/8/2005 - [Kaoru, Kenshin] - Complete
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In a Flash reviews
Short pieces, for Ruroken Week 2017 and Tumblr requests. Now updated for Kenshin's birthday / Father's Day.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 3,119 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 6/20 - Published: 5/27/2017 - [Kaoru, Kenshin] [Tsubame, Yahiko] - Complete
At Arm's Length reviews
Kamiya Koshijiro returns home to find his daughter living with a redheaded stranger. (Or, if Kaoru's father survived.) Written for Ruroken Week 2016.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 133,792 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 170 - Updated: 5/14 - Published: 8/11/2016 - [Kaoru, Kenshin]
Past the Horizon's Edge
"As long as you're alive, it's never too late." AU and canon-ish oneshots, written for Shinkane Week 2021.
Psycho-Pass/サイコパス - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,377 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 2/26 - Published: 2/22 - [Akane T., S. Kougami] - Complete
The Master and Her Pet reviews
They'd only been married two months, when Kaoru realizes something about herself and worries over how strange it is. Fortunately, Kenshin is open-minded.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 35,723 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 2/14 - Published: 5/11/2016 - [Kaoru, Kenshin] - Complete
Cytomegalovirus
Killer T cell recalls how he met a certain lymphocyte who gets on his nerves.
Cells at Work/はたらく細胞 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,444 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/6 - Killer T Cell, NK Cell, Naive T Cell/Effector T Cell - Complete
With These Hands reviews
At the Kamiya Kasshin Hospital, the newest pediatric resident joins the rather colorful staff, including a tough orthopedic, a glamorous internist, a handful of energetic students, and a kind surgeon. Hospital AU, written for Ruroken Week 2016.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 17,859 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 12/31/2020 - Published: 7/28/2016 - [Kenshin, Kaoru] Megumi, Sanosuke
Stouthearted reviews
No one's visited her in a long time. Kougami Tomoyo, and her meetings with the other woman her son's left behind. Spoilers for up to First Inspector.
Psycho-Pass/サイコパス - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,488 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/28/2020 - [Akane T., S. Kougami] - Complete
Puzzle
Arata reasons through a particular scene. (Or, addressing the question of why Kougami, who works for Foreign Affairs, was allowed to pick up Akane, who's now an Enforcer.) Spoilers for First Inspector.
Psycho-Pass/サイコパス - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,004 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/28/2020 - [Akane T., S. Kougami] Shindo Arata - Complete
Three Roses reviews
"Sounds like a challenge." "And we like those." For Shinkane Valentine's Day Weekend.
Psycho-Pass/サイコパス - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,480 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/16/2020 - Published: 2/14/2020 - [Akane T., S. Kougami] - Complete
Storm Clouds of a Faraway Sky reviews
"He wanted to rub his thumb against her bottom lip, smear her makeup, find out if her skin was as soft as that rose's petals." Speculative and AU oneshots, written for Shinkane Week 2019-2020.
Psycho-Pass/サイコパス - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 11,743 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/4/2020 - Published: 12/29/2019 - [Akane T., S. Kougami] - Complete
Eating Together, Drinking Alone reviews
Featuring a savvy businesswoman, an arrogant retired swordsman, and banter over meals. (Or, what happens when Tae and Hiko meet.)
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 33 - Words: 64,110 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 12/8/2017 - Published: 1/14/2016 - [Kaoru, Kenshin] Hiko, Tae - Complete
Fuyugomori reviews
"A year ago, he had spent winter alone on the road. If he had known then, that it would be the last season he lived in solitude, he might have quickened his journey to Tokyo." Scenes of the first winter, that Kenshin and Kaoru spend together.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,870 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 2/10/2017 - Published: 12/1/2016 - [Kaoru, Kenshin] - Complete
Rinse and Repeat reviews
After opening his laundromat, Kenshin has a surprise visitor: the local kendo instructor, Kamiya Kaoru. Modern AU, written for Ruroken Week 2016.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,632 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 1/27/2017 - Published: 7/28/2016 - [Kenshin, Kaoru]
Summer Holiday reviews
When the kid's away, the parents will...eventually miss him enough to spy on him. KenKao, canon-compliant. Gift fic for syolen.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,953 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 10 - Published: 12/26/2016 - [Kenshin, Kaoru] Hiko, Kenji - Complete
Vigilante Justice reviews
Criminals lurk in the slums, but fortunately, there are heroes...and their sidekicks. Hero AU, written for Ruroken Week 2016. New chapter: The formation of a new partnership, during Halloween.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,457 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 10/31/2016 - Published: 7/21/2016 - [Kaoru, Kenshin] [Aoshi, Misao]
Burning Bright as Fire reviews
Seventh-year Kamiya Kaoru is the Quidditch captain for the failing Fire house, when she discovers the new groundskeeper is the legendary Battousai. Wizarding AU, written for Ruroken Week 2016.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,655 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/11/2016 - [Kenshin, Kaoru]
Worth Fighting For reviews
To save her father from war, Kaoru dons a uniform and marches on to Satsuma, while the army's secret weapon slash cook keeps coming close to discovering her secret. Mulan-based AU, written for Ruroken Week 2016.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,590 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 31 - Published: 8/4/2016 - [Kaoru, Kenshin]
A Spring Colored Blue reviews
The redhead and the blue-eyed girl may have been forced together, but like winter giving way to spring, warmth soon blooms between them. (Or, if Kenshin was part Ainu and Kaoru was uprooted from her dojo.) Hokkaido AU, written for Ruroken Week 2016.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,209 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 14 - Published: 8/4/2016 - [Kaoru, Kenshin]
Bittersweet reviews
"It's love that's bittersweet." She once said. Well, considering what they'd been through, they certainly knew that. Scenes of Phoenix and Maya, in drabbles. Written for 10 Days of Narumayo.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 2,865 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/1/2016 - Published: 7/20/2016 - [Phoenix W./Nick, Maya F.] - Complete
Like Stones, Like Flowers reviews
They are all women, but their lives are different. Whether blood-stained or fiery with willpower or full of good intention, their stories deserve to be told. A collection of character studies.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 11,369 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 10 - Published: 3/13/2016 - [Kaoru, Kenshin] Megumi, Misao - Complete
Love Letters reviews
In which Aoshi receives a gift of folded wishes. For the prompt 'I love you in a letter'.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 938 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/22/2016 - [Aoshi, Misao] - Complete
Life's Blood and Burning Sunsets reviews
"She breathes in the smell of cigarettes, and her stomach tugs." Canon-compliant and AU oneshots, written for Shinkane Week 2015.
Psycho-Pass/サイコパス - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 2,526 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 10 - Published: 1/13/2016 - [S. Kougami, Akane T.] - Complete
After Judgment reviews
Jinchuu is over, and everyone, in their own way, begins to move on. A collection of oneshots, from various perspectives.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 4,715 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 15 - Published: 1/13/2016 - Kaoru, Kenshin - Complete