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Author has written 1 story for Rurouni Kenshin.

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.

~Cyril Connolly (1903-1974)

Hello, world!

My name is Caitlin, my friends call me Cait, and my pen name is Shadow-Within. A close friend once told me I "had a shadow I hid within me" and it's just stuck ever sense. The same person also told me I "had itty-bitty demons tucked into the corners of my psyche," but I couldn't come up with a short, to-the-point profile name out of that one.

I love writing more than I love breathing, but I love reading more than I love writing. For every chapter/story you see up here, I have at least 5 more in my hard drive or in my AlphaSmart 3000 (I would die without this thing. I take it everywhere and it has yet to run out of power. I've never had to re-charge it. It's like a laptop only smaller and lighter with the sole purpose of storing documents. All it is, is a keyboard with a small screen above it.) Other hobbies: day dreaming, night dreaming, attempting to draw, collecting quotes, more reading, cooking, learning languages, listening to music, sleeping, playing video games (I'm really into weird games like Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon, but I also play Zelda and other RPGs), and anything else that strikes me as fun that day.

I'm obsessed with my redheaded bishies: Kenshin and Kurama from Rurouni Kenshin and Yu Yu Hakusho. I don't love them because they have red hair, though it certainly does helps, it's just a convenient coincidence. When I get Photoshop (Who knows when that'll happen though. After the next Millennium at this rate.) I'm planning to either making a banner or an avatar with them and the label "MY Redheaded Bishies." Or maybe I'll do both. My other bishies: Seeu from Planet Ladder, Yue from CCS, Syaoran from CCS, and all the male characters from any Sueric story. Particularly the characters she created in the Purity series. (Not that those are my bishie though! I'm just saying that to me they are bishies!)

My favorite anime/manga (in no particular order):

Rurouni Kenshin


Card Captor Sakura (introduced me to the world of anime/manga. The reason I fell in love with it too!)

D. N. Angel

Paradise Kiss

Planet Ladder

Princess Ai

Angel Sanctuary

Fruit's Basket

I also love Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones and anything by Meg Cabot! (Among many, many others.)

Haven: Kaoru is an elf (AN: not in a short, pointy-eared sort of way.) who runs a bar/inn called Haven. Which is exactly as it sounds: sanctuary for all creatures. Neutral ground where conflict is prohibited. When a certain dragon enters though, she finds herself actively helping him outside of neutral ground, and outside of every rule she's ever set up for herself.

First chapter up! I'm working on the second and it will be longer!

I'm a member of the KillQuickEdit Clan (KQEC.) We aren't a hostile group; we just wish the administration here would fix QuickEdit. It's for anyone fed up with QuickEdit (which commonly takes out symbols, crashes browsers, deletes and adds spaces at random, and messes up formatting in general) and other problems around FF.Net. For more info go see BakaBokken.
Little One by Ravyn reviews
After a bargain for her freedom goes awry, Kaoru finds herself bound to her cousin's husband. She is taken to his country to save her life. However, an old danger awaits... BK
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 118,766 - Reviews: 1834 - Favs: 1,618 - Follows: 644 - Updated: 8/8/2008 - Published: 1/22/2006 - [Kenshin, Kaoru] - Complete
Haven reviews
When Earth is inhabited by otherworldy creatures, Haven is maintained as one of the last pieces of neutral ground. But for Haven's owner the lines of good and evil disappear when one dragon walks in the door. KxK
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,724 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 7/22/2006 - Published: 7/11/2006 - Kaoru, Kenshin