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Joined 10-10-16, id: 8354812, Profile Updated: 01-16-17
Author has written 26 stories for RWBY.

I'm also on Ao3!

My FFN account came a bit later so there's a lot of stuff over there that I either don't really intend to put on here, or is ahead of where it is on here.

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The Bones of A God reviews
Once upon a time, monsters roamed the entire world, so plentiful that they needed countless numbers to fight them off. 13 years ago, that changed. Grimm died off suddenly and stopped proliferating. Now the few Creatures of Grimm that are left are too large and powerful to be taken down in "the old ways." That doesn't make them any less of a threat.
RWBY - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 136,982 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 11/16 - Published: 4/3 - Cinder F., Team RWBY, Qrow B., Tyrian C.
The Take Of A Lifetime reviews
It was supposed to be a normal job. Well, normal for someone who usually robbed banks. James Ironwood is returning to his line of work, but painfully aware of everything that was on the line. With a troublemaking red-eyed rookie under his wing, the stakes seem higher than ever for James. But that's the least of his worries when there's a quarter million dollars on the line. Right?
RWBY - Rated: M - English - Crime/Suspense - Chapters: 66 - Words: 280,807 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/27 - Published: 10/14/2016
Evening Report reviews
Blake Belladonna has one job in her life, and its to provide accurate information in a timely manner. A relatively mundane story is all that it takes to throw her into direct contact with Weiss Schnee, whose family secrets could make or break Blake's career as a journalist.
RWBY - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 24,877 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 10/18 - Published: 7/23 - [Blake B., Weiss S.]
Limited Palette reviews
They paint the world in red and white and black and yellow.
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 808 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/2 - Salem, Oscar P. - Complete
Precise Operation reviews
The girl came with an unprecedented condition and without much of a guideline for how to treat it. It's Arthur Watts' job to do that, and a voice over his shoulder only makes that more difficult.
RWBY - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,296 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/16 - Cinder F., Salem, A. Watts - Complete
The Interrogation
Capture was the absolute last thing that Hazel needed to have to deal with. He never could have expected to see interrogation from his long lost son, however.
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,634 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/28 - Hazel R., Oscar P. - Complete
Derailed
The last thing that Oscar had needed was to find contact with someone like him. He didn't need this sort of distraction when the universe was already on his shoulders.
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,751 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/21 - Ozpin, Hazel R., Oscar P. - Complete
The Heartache of a Cambion reviews
Monsters do not love. That's the important thing, James had realized that long ago. Monsters cannot love. It is beyond their comprehension.
RWBY - Rated: M - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,862 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/11 - [J. Ironwood, Qrow B.] - Complete
Summer's End
Salem had taken the news of a Silver Eyed Warrior poorly. It's up to you, Hazel, to eliminate the threat before it can get out of hand. Her name is Summer Rose.
RWBY - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,995 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/30 - Summer R., Qrow B., Hazel R. - Complete
Bodily Functions reviews
It was easiest to think of Ozpin's inner circle as a human body. If they were a body, they were not a healthy one
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,935 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/30 - Ozpin, Glynda G., J. Ironwood, Qrow B. - Complete
Unsent Letters reviews
Seeing what Hazel had thought to be a ghost was one thing. It shook him to the core and left him scrambling to figure things out. That's not so easy when his teammate won't leave him alone. A sequel to Sins of the Father
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,070 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/20 - A. Watts, Hazel R., Oscar P. - Complete
Sins of the Father reviews
Ozpin looks at Oscar and sees the boy's father more often than not. AKA the "Hazel is Oscar's Dad" fic nobody asked for.
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,957 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 9 - Published: 4/13 - Ozpin, Hazel R., Oscar P. - Complete
The Atlesian Way reviews
The societal norms of the kingdom which you call home dictate that emotions are best felt but never shown. Glynda Goodwitch makes that next to impossible for you. Sometimes, you let it show, but only for her. Only to her.
RWBY - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,844 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/6 - [J. Ironwood, Glynda G.] - Complete
In Shadows
Espionage wasn't always exciting work, Ilia knew that. However, she'd never had a task that she'd wanted to do less than spy on Blake Belladonna.
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,672 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/27 - Blake B., Ilia A. - Complete
Pack Mentality reviews
Loyalty isn't something that has been easily won for Hazel Rainart, nor is is true for Arthur Watts who sold his loyalty for promises from a self-fashioned god. When a child is brought to their fortress to be molded for loyalty, neither can help but be somewhat disturbed. Hazel's the most bothered by it of all.
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,810 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/23 - A. Watts, Hazel R. - Complete
Nom de Guerre reviews
Nom de Guerre- noun /ˌnäm də ˈɡer/ An assumed name under which a person engages in combat or some other activity or enterprise. At the end, they all become Ozpin. At the end, he will have to fight Salem. Oscar doesn't know that he'll ever be ready to do that.
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,413 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/9 - Ozpin, Salem, Oscar P. - Complete
Withdrawal Symptoms
Six years ago, James cut their relationship off without any real explanation and without a mention of what was wrong, just the declaration that their relationship wasn't working out. Frustrated by the fact that they're in contact again and nothing is changing, Qrow invites James for coffee so that they can figure things out again.
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,333 - Published: 3/6 - [J. Ironwood, Qrow B.] - Complete
Spark reviews
Arthur Watts is used to many things. Insolence from his teammates, battling at their sides, and he knows the ins and outs of how they're meant to work. Or rather, that's what he thought until the day that Salem decided it was wise to bring home a child that was supposedly going to be their Fall Maiden one day.
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,790 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/2 - Cinder F., A. Watts, Hazel R., Tyrian C. - Complete
Ecdysis reviews
Ecdysis - noun /ˈekdəsəs/ the process of shedding the old skin (in reptiles) or casting off the outer cuticle (in insects and other arthropods). He has shed his skin many a time.
RWBY - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,023 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/20 - Salem, A. Watts, Hazel R., Tyrian C. - Complete
Mind, Body, and Soul reviews
Fewer things bite harder than rejection, or the loss of a part of him. There is no comfort in strength, and he is left unable to think of anything other than the few that he'd been in contact lately as he walked home to confess his failure to a Goddess that would hopefully forgive him.
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,761 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/12 - Cinder F., Salem, A. Watts, Tyrian C. - Complete
Envenomated reviews
Qrow's from an interesting line of work that puts him in contact with a lot of interesting people. Sometimes, he loses the luck of the draw and unknowingly ends up alone with Salem's assassin. It's a good time as long as its all in good fun, right?
RWBY - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,033 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/5 - [Qrow B., Tyrian C.] - Complete
Of Sole Purpose reviews
Salem and Ozpin were soul mates. At least, that's what people would call them today. They would be considered matched from birth, predestined for each other. Their destinies were as intertwined as the threads of fate that wove together the rest of the world. That's not what they were though. Not quite.
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,803 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/30 - [Salem, Ozpin] - Complete
The Witch's Blessing
Salem knows that she isn't the only one that feels lonely living on the edges of humanity. Hazel mourns for a life that he once had, and she's willing to give him a chance to get what he needs- so long as he's willing to fulfill a promise for her.
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,657 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/24 - [Hazel R., Salem] - Complete
The Few Good Men
Loyalties can be dangerous things. Some will serve with the greater good in mind, while others will have doubts. Some won't get much of a choice in where their loyalties lie. Some will pay with their lives for their loyalties. Ozpin is a dangerous person to be loyal to.
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,870 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/15 - Ruby R., Ozpin, Pyrrha N., J. Ironwood - Complete
The Great and Terrible reviews
She is many things to many people. A business partner. A Goddess. A Commander. A Confidant. An Enemy. Some men and women have been foolish enough to love her. Only one has been foolish enough to stop loving her.
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,981 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/10 - Ozpin, Cinder F., Salem, Tyrian C. - Complete
Waking Up reviews
James promises to come back to Qrow in one piece, but he should know he can't keep every promise.
RWBY - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,731 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/12/2016 - [J. Ironwood, Qrow B.] Glynda G. - Complete