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Author has written 22 stories for Simpsons, Daredevil, Chicken Run, and Pokémon.

Hi, I'm ChequeRoot, aka "Muse." I must confess I don't talk about myself too much, but here's a little so you can know me better.

08/26/22 -- I do plan to get back to writing more in the future. Right now, I'm mainly catching up on book reading. As for writing I have lots of ideas, but haven't gotten to putting them on paper. I'm still around here on FFnet, as well as my Tumblr page.

He, she, they... Pronouns are unimportant to me. Chose whichever you like best. Like RuPaul or Miss Jay, either work for this old queen. When in doubt, ”they” is good.

In 2018 I finished my Nuclear Tetralogy piece. Nuclear Attraction, Winter of My Heart, The Unfolding of Waylon Smithers, and Consequences of Fission; Nuclear Decay are, in order, all part of a single tale, though they can each stand alone. I had fun writing them. It is my hope others enjoy them as well. -- Oh, and I'd strongly suggest starting with Nuclear Attraction. It sets the stage for everything that follows.

Tales oh lucifer what have you done, Just A Little Trip, and Supercritical Arrangement fit in after the Nuclear Tetralogy.

The Saga of Ryan Smithers takes place after the events in the Nuclear Tetralogy, and serves as a capstone for the arcs established in the earlier works. It was part of a gift-fic project. It wraps up my work in that timeline.

Snapshots takes place in the Simpsonsverse; an OC-centric story, a spin-off if you will.

If you're interested in knowing more, or seeing my artwork I have a Facebook page. It can be found searching "ChequeRoot," or "ChequeRootLurks." I also have a DeviantArt page: "Chequeroot," and a Tumblr: "ChequeRootLurks." Feel free to check them out.

Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you took the time to visit!

~ Muse - August 26th, 2022

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New Reflections (Burnsmithers) by Rarilee reviews
{Complete} One day, Mr Burns wonders what it would be like if he and Smithers were closer in age; if he, Burns, were younger. The next morning is as usual until Waylon discovers Burns has undergone a drastic change overnight- one that affects them both, and presents them with new challenges and the chance to truly change themselves. Burnsmithers.
Simpsons - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 73,870 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/26/2020 - Published: 7/17/2020 - [Waylon S., Montgomery Burns] - Complete
The Dying Part by Sasa Q reviews
Turned into a human and residing on the Enterprise, Q calls Picard late at night because of something very peculiar: his eyes appear to be leaking.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,598 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/17/2020 - J. Picard, Q - Complete
But seas between us broad have roared by Alara Rogers reviews
Q hasn't come to him in years - even when he called out for help during the Romulan supernova crisis. Now he's come to visit Picard and explain himself. Slight P/Q.
Star Trek: Picard - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,740 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 8 - Published: 3/23/2020 - Complete
They Took Everything by Sasa Q
After the massacre at Wolf 359, Q visits a distraught Captain Picard. (Light Qcard.)
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,089 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/19/2020 - J. Picard, Q - Complete
two black heels by auberjonois reviews
Smithers is happy to indulge in Burns' many eccentricities, but he gets more than he bargained for when Burns' little fashion show takes an unexpected turn. NSFW
Simpsons - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,102 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/14/2020 - [Montgomery Burns, Waylon S.] - Complete
old unhappy far off things by auberjonois reviews
It's hardly a triumphant return to Springfield for Smithers, but maybe a little familiarity is what he needs to get back on his feet again. Now if only the town and the people in it didn't have a gravity all their own.
Simpsons - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 16,696 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 1/30/2020 - Published: 1/1/2020 - [Waylon S., Montgomery Burns]
Curtain Call by friedmermaidtails reviews
Smithers finds himself in a tough situation when, in efforts to promote his own musical, he agrees to the role of leading lady in a friend's all-male production of "Hamlet", and inadvertently garners unexpected attention from Burns. As Smithers juggles to keep up his feminine ruse and support his dream of becoming a famous playwright, he finds himself closer to his boss than ever.
Simpsons - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 17 - Words: 34,997 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 3/15/2017 - Published: 1/26/2016 - Montgomery Burns, Waylon S. - Complete
Past and Present by Lady Tiko reviews
A Burns/Smithers songfic
Simpsons - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,633 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/16/2016 - Montgomery Burns, Waylon S. - Complete
Prohibition by Lambent Flame reviews
Mr. Burns and Smithers are out for a night on the town at the best damn pet shop in town - Moe's speakeasy during Springfield's revival of prohibition. As they get increasingly drunk they discover there is more taboo in the air than just alcohol.
Simpsons - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,381 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/10/2016 - Complete
A Poem of Romantic Intent by Lambent Flame reviews
A parody of Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven - a poem of romantic intent from Charles Montgomery Burns directed to his constant assistant Waylon Smithers. I fixed the wonky formatting.
Simpsons - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,156 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/31/2016 - [Waylon S., Montgomery Burns] - Complete
Inevitable by icearrows1200 reviews
"'The irony is within you, America- you're the land of the too-free and the home of the too-brave.'" Two keys, two nations- within their hands lie not only the fate of hundreds of years of brinkmanship, but also the fate of humanity and history. Oneshot.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,946 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/4/2015 - America, Russia - Complete
Tightrope by Othellia reviews
What if Vanessa's hospital room had terrible cell phone reception and Fisk's call to Wesley was delayed? Caught between betraying her friends and having them all murdered by Fisk, Karen finds herself becoming a double agent. (AU after episode 11)
Daredevil - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,619 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 14 - Published: 6/9/2015 - [Karen P., J. Wesley] Matt M., Foggy N.
Time's End by icearrows1200 reviews
"The world is about to end, and Germany only listens to the pellets of rain against the window panes like the bullets he knows so well..." The end is nigh, and tragedy tends to surface one's raw, unadulterated emotions. One shot. Gerita.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,485 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 8 - Published: 8/15/2014 - [N. Italy, Germany] - Complete
The Natural History of Pokemon by Shadow Wasserson reviews
If pokemon were real animals, what would they be like? Read this handy guide to find out!
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 85 - Words: 57,692 - Reviews: 205 - Favs: 340 - Follows: 219 - Updated: 9/3/2013 - Published: 8/14/2009
Just A Nightmare by MonacoMac reviews
Burns blinked his eyes a couple of times in the darkness, eyes that still burned hotly with salty tears as he realized that it was just another nightmare. A ghost from his past. He took a deep breath and sat up in bed, his body still trembling slightly from the shock of being back in that moment once again. Burns/Smithers one shot. Written for gabrielcic from DA in an art trade.
Simpsons - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,287 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/6/2013 - Montgomery Burns - Complete
The Truth and Nothing But the Truth by Alara Rogers reviews
Q never got his powers back after Deja Q, and now has to adjust to having a human sexuality. But his understanding of human history leaves him terrified of admitting that he's in love with Picard. Unrequited Picard/Q, platonic Data and Q friendship.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 22,149 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 8 - Published: 6/9/2010 - Q, J. Picard - Complete
A Kiss Before The War by Alara Rogers reviews
Q has come to tell Picard that he will no longer be testing humanity. Oddly enough, Picard finds that he would indeed miss Q if he never saw him again, but he'd rather not tell Q why. Picard/Q pairing. Some rude words but nothing explicit.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,168 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/18/2009 - J. Picard, Q - Complete
Only Human by Alara Rogers reviews
Three years ago, Q lost his powers as shown in the episode Deja Q , only in this story, he never got them back. Contains suicide attempts, violence. Further content warnings for Part IV in author's note on Part IV.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 252,805 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 1/30/2009 - Published: 1/29/2001 - Q
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Snapshots reviews
A collection of one-shots featuring OCs Preston Tucci and Antoine Radson that were originally posted on my public figure page. Glimpses into their lives that go on outside the limelight of my main stories. Humour, fluff, occasional drama; adventures in Preston and Antoine's friendship ranging from 500 - 6000 words each. [Cover art drawn by Gav-Imp of DeviantArt]
Simpsons - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 84,533 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/1/2020 - Published: 10/4/2016 - Waylon S., OC - Complete
An Hour, A Day, A Lifetime
Decades have passed since Montgomery Burns admitted his love to Waylon Smithers. The incidents at AlkaliStark are barely even a memory. Time passes relentlessly. Montgomery Burns has a final conversation with the East coast 'atom baron,' Preston Tucci. - This is technically a scene, not a story. [Oneshot][Speculation]
Simpsons - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,119 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 12/26/2018 - Published: 6/30/2016 - Montgomery Burns, Waylon S., OC
All The King's Men reviews
Montgomery Burns grows older. He knows some day he will have to surrender control of his beloved nuclear plant, after all, Waylon Smithers will not stay young forever either. Perhaps Waylon's son, Ryan, recently graduated from college, might hold the solution to Burns' dilemma.
Simpsons - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 25,560 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/16/2018 - Published: 4/8/2018 - Montgomery Burns, Waylon S., OC - Complete
Reminiscing After Dark
Montgomery Burns, his husband Waylon Smithers, and visiting east-coast CEO Preston Tucci find themselves drinking and talking after a business deal. As the bottles empty, and the fire grows dim, each man recounts romantic relationships from their youth. Three men, three stories...
Simpsons - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,446 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/18/2017 - Montgomery Burns, Waylon S., OC - Complete
A New Beginning - GiftFic
After the chickens 'flew the coop,' Willard Tweedy is left with nothing. But sometimes what seems like an end is merely a beginning when seen from the other side.
Chicken Run - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,184 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/23/2017 - Complete
Going Nowhere Somehow reviews
Sometimes loneliness needs company; a chance to be lonely together. Waylon Smithers and Dewey Largo know this all too well.
Simpsons - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,975 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/14/2017 - Complete
A Father's Sacrifice reviews
Government architect and supervisor Waylon Smithers Sr. has returned with his family to Springfield to oversee the development of a new commercial nuclear generating facility. - This story takes place before the modern Simpsons, and culminates in the events of "The Blunder Years." [Waylon Smithers Sr.]
Crossover - Simpsons & Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,139 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/11/2017 - Montgomery Burns, Waylon S., Absol
Starlight in Summer -- Alternate Universe reviews
In Springfield, North Tacoma lies a nuclear power plant, built by two men: one who died, and one who lived. C. Montgomery Burns watched his friend and partner Waylon Sr. die that fateful day... but what if that never happened? In a world of infinite possibilities, two men rule Springfield side by side with their son. These are pages from their lives. [AU][GiftFic]
Simpsons - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 11,975 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/13/2017 - Published: 5/9/2016 - Montgomery Burns, Waylon S.
Conclusions to Entropy reviews
It is said the only true constant is chaos, but sometimes there's a pattern in the madness. You never know how the world looks till you see it from someone else's eyes. An old foe resurfaces, dubious alliances are formed. And sometimes, people die. [A Preston and Antoine tale, featuring Waylon and Monty Burns.]
Simpsons - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 22,239 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/16/2016 - Published: 12/7/2016 - Montgomery Burns, Waylon S., OC - Complete
Pull Down the Sun reviews
Between the legacies of Colonel Wainwright Burns, and tycoon Charles Montgomery Burns lived a man: Clifford Burns. Son of Wainwright, father to Monty. Why did he eschew his father's riches for a simple life? Could a man truly be so different from his father? The answer is "yes." This is the simple tale of a simple man, told in his own words. - A gift for Gav-Imp
Simpsons - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,276 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/16/2016 - Montgomery Burns
Choices reviews
James Wesley knows the proverb: "a man cannot serve two masters," and he knows that quote doesn't apply to him. Wesley serves only one man. What so many saw as a foolish mistake was always carefully planned from the beginning. When it came to his devotion to Wilson Fisk, Wesley never made any mistakes. [one-shot]
Daredevil - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 983 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/3/2016 - J. Wesley - Complete
Narcissus Poeticus -- GiftFic reviews
Montgomery Burns has come to accept the presence of Waylon's son, Ryan, at Burns Manor. Ryan, however, is about to learn that what he knows of his family barely scratches the surface. He is not the first generation of Smithers to live at the manor, or even the second. Decades ago, Waylon Sr. once called the manor home, and his legacy remains. [Cover art (c) Gav-Imp: "As I Planned"]
Simpsons - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,728 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/2/2016 - Montgomery Burns, Waylon S., OC - Complete
Revelations of Men -- GiftFic reviews
Rattled to the core by Ryan Smithers' ageless and familiar eyes, Montgomery Burns discovers he can no longer find solace at his plant or estate. He flees. When Waylon is confronted by the son he never knew he had, he realizes there's only one place Monty could be: his childhood home. The abandoned plantation of long dead, but truly not forgotten tyrant: Colonel Wainwright Burns.
Simpsons - Rated: M - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 20 - Words: 42,676 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 8/15/2016 - Published: 7/27/2016 - Montgomery Burns, Waylon S., OC - Complete
Die Entfaltung des Waylon Smithers reviews
Übersetzung von "The Unfolding of Waylon Smithers" - Translated by the most wonderful Lady Tiko. Words cannot express my gratitude for her amazing time and work on this project!
Simpsons - Rated: T - German - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,687 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/15/2016 - Published: 7/22/2016 - Montgomery Burns, Waylon S., OC
The Inception of Ryan Smithers -- GiftFic reviews
Ryan Smithers has no reason to stay in Philadelphia. After his mother's death, he decides to follow Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica. A long drive to clear his head. By device or design, he meets Larry Burns and learns of the father he never knew; Waylon Smithers. Naturally, his travel plans change. - A gift for Gav-Imp featuring her OC, Ryan Smithers. Cover Art (c) Gav-Imp.
Simpsons - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,673 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/17/2016 - Larry, Montgomery Burns, OC - Complete
Supercritical Arrangement reviews
For every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction. Young nuclear CEO Preston Tucci struggles to cope with trauma indirectly caused by Montgomery Burns.. Waylon Smithers steers a delicate balance between guiding Preston and handling his upcoming marriage to Burns. In the nuclear world where friends are hard to come by, keep them close. [Preston, Antoine, Simpsons Characters]
Simpsons - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 67,585 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/10/2016 - Published: 6/9/2016 - Homer S., Montgomery Burns, Waylon S., OC
oh lucifer, what have you done reviews
Death comes for us all, a natural part of life. C. M. Burns devised a method a long time ago to prolong his life. His friend, Waylon Sr. knew of this, and refused to partake in the project. When Waylon Jr. learns of it from his father's journal, his world is turned upside-down, and he needs some time alone. He takes a drive...
Simpsons - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Spiritual - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,662 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/5/2016 - Montgomery Burns, Waylon S., OC - Complete
Just A Little Trip -- GiftFic reviews
This is a GiftFic for IceArrows1200, and dedicated to my brother Allen, "The Eagle" B. It features two OCs from my Nuclear Tetralogy: Antoine Radson, and Preston Tucci, with references to events from the previous stories. Antoine and Preston go on a much needed vacation, and have some very honest discussions about the nature of their relationship.
Simpsons - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 13,688 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/4/2016 - OC - Complete
Consequences of Fission, or, Nuclear Decay reviews
Secrets can kill. C. Montgomery Burns deals in money (and favors), often outside the eye of the law. When a jealous rival threatens to expose one of his covert projects, his money and power might still not be enough to save his life, or that of his beloved Smithers. (Takes place after "Unfolding of Waylon Smithers," featuring some familiar OCs from that tale.)
Simpsons - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 28,566 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/11/2016 - Published: 4/7/2016 - Montgomery Burns, Waylon S., OC - Complete
The Unfolding of Waylon Smithers reviews
Sometimes, to help someone you wind up hurting them. Waylon Smithers has spent his life in the lithe shadow of C. M. Burns. While Smithers is mostly happy with that, Burns is not. Burns wants an equal, a peer. He's willing to send Smithers away, and give him a chance to become such. Will Smithers return, or has Burns single-handedly destroyed what fragile relationship they had?
Simpsons - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 71,146 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 4/1/2016 - Published: 3/16/2016 - Montgomery Burns, Waylon S., OC - Complete
The Winter of My Heart reviews
Mr. Burns has a great deal of secrets he's kept from his loyal assistant Smithers Jr. Perhaps someday he'll reveal the truth about his relationship with Waylon Smithers Sr; or perhaps he'll keep the past forever locked away. What about his own feelings for Smithers Jr? In the winter of his heart, is there still hope of spring? [This one-shot takes place before "The Blunder Years."]
Simpsons - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,365 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/26/2016 - Montgomery Burns, Waylon S. - Complete
Nuclear Attraction reviews
Before Waylon Smithers Jr. ever worked for C. M. Burns, his father was the tycoon's friend and trusted companion in more ways than one. This story takes us through the life of Waylon Smithers Sr, from the time he first started working for Burns, to the final days of his life. Learn what really happened in those years they worked together.
Simpsons - Rated: M - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 27 - Words: 42,882 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/22/2016 - Published: 2/14/2016 - Montgomery Burns, Waylon S., OC - Complete