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Joined 07-05-05, id: 847782, Profile Updated: 01-04-14
Author has written 13 stories for Sense and Sensibility, Harry Potter, Misc. Plays/Musicals, Hercule Poirot series, Cranford, Parade's End, Ford Madox Ford, and Last Tango in Halifax.

Bio

A 23-year-old historical research assistant.

Reads

The Classics (usually English authors); Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Trollope, etc. I usually like 19th Century literature in general. The plays of Oscar Wilde are great favourites of mine as are Howards End and A Room with a View by E.M. Forster. Older works like Homer's The Odyssey and Voltaire's Candide are on my list of faves as well. I'm also an avid admirer of the contemporary British-Japanese author, Kazuo Ishiguro, whose work inspires me greatly, especially his novels The Remains of the Day, An Artist of the Floating World and The Unconsoled. Also a great fan of Sherlock Holmes, Shakespeare, Sharpe and the Harry Potter series. Also a great fan of history books and auto/biographies. Other books I've read recently include Parade's End, Our Man in Havana and Anthony Burgess's translation of Cyrano de Bergerac. Currently reading Little Dorrit after watching the marvellous 1987 film adaptation with Sir Derek Jacobi and Robert Graves's I, Claudius.

Stories written/news/updates

S&S

Is There Any Felicity in the World Superior To This - my first fanfiction published on ff.net in 2005. A sort of vignette taking place between Marianne's recuperation and her marriage to Colonel Brandon. Complete.

Poirot

Of Wagers and Moustaches - my first foray into slash territory despite myself. Blame this on the wonderful Agatha Christie's Poirot television series and in particular, that fantastic fanfic The Real Captain Hastings by Sue. Hastings, recently recovered from a particularly bad cold, decides to grow a moustache in Poirot's absence while the latter is away in Scotland. Ten pounds is part of the wager if the resulting moustache is to the detective's satisfaction...but Hastings soon receives a lot more than he initially bargained for. Complete.

A Study in Hastings - A short oneshot written from Poirot's POV. The great detective studies and contemplates his closest friend and learns something important about himself. More pre-slash than slash, methinks. Complete.

Death in the Diplomatic Service - My attempt at describing how Poirot and Hastings met in Belgium prior to the Styles case. Completely non-canon, of course. When a young Arthur Hastings visits an old school friend in Belgium in 1913, he expects nothing more than a pleasant holiday. The holiday turns into tragedy with the sudden death of his friend's father, Sir William Bentley, British Ambassador to Belgium. Fearing a severing of diplomatic ties between the two countries, the Belgian government begs the police to put their best man onto the case: Hercule Poirot. As the investigation progresses, Hastings finds himself drawn to the detective's brilliant mind and personality not only on a professional level but also on an increasingly personal one... Poirot/Hastings slashiness. Complete.

A Matter of Skill - A little Poirot/Hastings oneshot. After an uncommon battle of wits, Hastings is having trouble accepting his latest defeat at the hands of Poirot on an equally unusual battleground. A short oneshot inspired by the television adaptation of the short story, The Lost Mine though not necessarily taking place during the episode. Complete.

A November Evening - Another Poirot/Hastings oneshot with fluff. Poirot gets invited to give a speech at Hastings' annual regimental dinner commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the Armistice. Meanwhile, Hastings attracts attention from a source which Poirot doesn't quite approve of. Complete.

Harry Potter

Final Tribute - somewhat unexpected since I don't tend to write HP fics but this one-shot was written as a response to Snape's sacrifice in Deathly Hallows days after the publication of the seventh book. Complete.

The Last Part of the Prince's Tale - a sort of sequel to Final Tribute and giving Snape's POV of things upon his arrival in the afterlife. There, he encounters Albus Dumbledore who attempts to bring closure to Snape's life. Complete.

Miscellaneous fics

Lippen schweigen - Based on Lehar's Die lustige Witwe or The Merry Widow and parts of the 1997 Royal Opera House production with Dame Felicity Lott and Sir Thomas Allen. Basically, my paltry efforts at a narrative retelling of the brilliant operetta. Work in progress.

The Steward of Hanbury - AU fic based on the BBC's Cranford and inspired by the story of Mr Carter and his relationship with Miss Galindo. Not an entirely original idea, I grant you, but hopefully interesting to write. Surviving the accident which has caused him the loss of his leg, Mr Carter slowly adapts to his new situation and the growing attraction between himself and Miss Laurentia Galindo. Work in progress.

She Never Told Her Love - A Cranford oneshot set after the second series. A year has passed since Harry Gregson and Miss Galindo moved to Manchester. Yet she still finds herself thinking of the past and of a certain gentleman. Complete.

Wir wandelten, wir zwei zusammen - A Parade's End fic based on both the novels and the television series. Immediately after Armistice Night and still adapting to a world of peace, Christopher and Valentine reflect on their relationship and their future together. Complete.

Yorkshire Vignettes - Last Tango in Halifax. Starting in 1963, a couple of vignettes detailing Alan and Celia's lives and their thoughts about each other until their meeting in the first series of Last Tango in Halifax. Contains some spoilers from Series 2. Work in progress.

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Alone On the Water by MadLori reviews
Sherlock is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Warning: angst like whoa.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,210 - Reviews: 4439 - Favs: 10,340 - Follows: 1,027 - Published: 4/17/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
A Fleeting Touch by ToryTigress92 reviews
1982 movieverse, Frollo/Esmeralda. A single touch can change one's perception of another human being, awaken passions, melt one's world until it narrows down to that single moment of contact, no matter how fleeting. A fleeting touch can change destinies.
Hunchback of Notre Dame - Rated: T - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,578 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/2/2010 - [C. Frollo, Esmeralda] - Complete
The Little Detective by LilyV687
The death of Dresner and capture of Simons aren't Poirot and Hastings' only triumphs of the night. A Sweethistory translation. To read the original story follow this link: sweethistory. blog. cz/0904/maly-detektiv
Hercule Poirot series - Rated: M - English - Romance/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,965 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/12/2010 - Hercule Poirot, Captain Hastings - Complete
La question ultime by xquild reviews
Hastings is in love with Poirot and suggests a mystery hunt, so that Poirot can figure out the secret himself. Warning! Poirot/Hastings slash, do not read if offended!
Misc. Books - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,429 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 11 - Published: 3/4/2010 - Complete
The White Countess by sudoku.addict
I loved this movie. Natasha Richardson made this movie the masterpiece that it is. Here's a little food for thought somewhere in the middle of the film. Please review! ONESHOT
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 876 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/2/2008 - Complete
An Opportunity Not to be Missed by sunburntdaisy reviews
Reconciliation proceeds somewhat differently when Mr Elliot fails to interrupt Anne's conversation with Captain Wentworth at Munn's Marzipan. Left to make her own way home, Anne finds she has better company than expected...
Persuasion - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 20,177 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 8 - Published: 7/17/2007 - Complete
The Rules of Engagement by AerynFire reviews
Sherlock Holmes has always declared the fair sex to be John Watson's province...until Helen Thurlow. Now, he must learn the rules of this most foreign of territories and find a balance between matters of the head and of the heart.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 167,466 - Reviews: 272 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 4/7/2007 - Published: 10/29/2005 - Complete
The Book Scene by sudoku.addict reviews
[The Remains of the Day] Ahh the infamous book scene. I only recently discovered this gem of a movie and felt compelled to rewrite the everfrustrating book scene.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 962 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Published: 2/21/2006 - Complete
The Courtship of Helen Thurlow by AerynFire reviews
Holmes has often pronounced that a true logician can neither afford emotional attachments nor wishes them. Yet, as one dear friend begins a new relationship, he finds himself at a crossroads between what he thought he wanted and what he may need. Complete
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 115,071 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 10/8/2005 - Published: 7/29/2005 - Complete
An Unforeseen Occurrence by AerynFire reviews
A waylaid train and a chance encounter sets in motion a series of events in the lives of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson...events which lead the life of one consulting detective on a path to the most unforseen occurance of them all. Complete.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 140,483 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/24/2005 - Published: 4/15/2005 - Complete
The Forfeit Daughter by AerynFire reviews
Holmes and Watson take the case of a wealthy merchant, whose past crimes and indescretions have now made him a hunted man. However, it is not only his life that now hangs in the balance. Complete
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Mystery - Chapters: 9 - Words: 56,107 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/15/2005 - Published: 3/4/2005 - Complete
My Life as a House by pol reviews
A Remains of the Day fic...Even the little things count to Sarah, especially the little things...
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,734 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Published: 3/12/2004 - Complete
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Yorkshire Vignettes
Starting in 1963, a couple of vignettes detailing Alan and Celia's lives and their thoughts about each other until their meeting in the first series of 'Last Tango in Halifax'. Contains some spoilers from Series 2.
Last Tango in Halifax - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,796 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/2 - [Alan, Celia]
Wir wandelten, wir zwei zusammen reviews
Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford. Also incorporates elements from Tom Stoppard's adaptation. Immediately after Armistice Night and still adapting to a world of peace, Christopher and Valentine reflect on their relationship and their future together.
Parade's End, Ford Madox Ford - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,964 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/5/2012 - [Christopher, Valentine] Mrs. Wannop - Complete
The Steward of Hanbury reviews
Surviving the accident which has caused him the loss of his leg, Mr Carter slowly adapts to his new situation and the growing attraction between himself and Miss Laurentia Galindo.
Cranford - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 25,488 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 8/17/2012 - Published: 5/11/2012 - Edmund C., Laurentia G.
She Never Told Her Love reviews
A short oneshot set after the second series of Cranford. It has been a year since Harry and Miss Galindo moved to Manchester and yet her thoughts still dwell on the past and on one gentleman in particular.
Cranford - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 893 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/27/2012 - Edmund C., Laurentia G. - Complete
Death in the Diplomatic Service reviews
When Arthur Hastings visits an old school friend in Belgium in 1913, he simply envisions a pleasant holiday. However when the British Ambassador is found dead, Hastings meets Hercule Poirot, little knowing that his life will be altered forever.
Hercule Poirot series - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 70,768 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/24/2011 - Published: 11/20/2010 - Hercule Poirot, Captain Hastings - Complete
A November Evening reviews
Poirot/Hastings. Poirot gets invited to give a speech at Hastings' annual regimental dinner commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the Armistice. Meanwhile, Hastings attracts attention from a source which Poirot doesn't quite approve of.
Hercule Poirot series - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,644 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Published: 6/30/2011 - Hercule Poirot, Captain Hastings - Complete
A Matter of Skill reviews
After an uncommon battle of wits, Hastings is having trouble accepting his latest defeat at the hands of Poirot on an equally unusual battleground. A short oneshot inspired by the television adaptation of the short story, 'The Lost Mine'.
Hercule Poirot series - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,358 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/19/2011 - Hercule Poirot, Captain Hastings - Complete
A Study in Hastings reviews
A Poirot/Hastings oneshot written from Poirot's POV. The great detective studies and contemplates his closest friend and realises something important about himself. Slightly slash/pre-slash leanings.
Hercule Poirot series - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,887 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Published: 8/16/2010 - Hercule Poirot, Captain Hastings - Complete
Of Wagers and Moustaches reviews
A light-hearted Poirot/Hastings fic. Hastings being left in London while Poirot deals with a case in Scotland decides to grow a moustache as part of a wager. Poirot's reaction, to his surprise, is not what he initially expects. Slight slashy moments.
Hercule Poirot series - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,518 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/11/2010 - Hercule Poirot, Captain Hastings - Complete
The Last Part of the Prince's Tale reviews
Severus Snape is now dead and finds himself in a strange abyss where blinding whiteness prevails. Tormented by his failure to protect Harry even in death, Dumbledore attempts once more to bring closure to Snape's life. NOT slash.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,234 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/24/2009 - Severus S., Albus D. - Complete
Lippen schweigen reviews
Based on Lehar's 'The Merry Widow' and a certain ROH production. Hanna Glawari, left with the fortune of twenty million francs, is the target of eager suitors who all want a share of her fortune. However, she has only eyes for one man who is unwilling to say the three words she longs to hear.
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,321 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/15/2008
Final Tribute reviews
A one-shot written days after the publication of Deathly Hallows but only submitted recently. Although the rest of Hogwarts is aglow with celebration, Harry pays his final respects to a man who he had never thought to respect or forgive - Severus Snape.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,704 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/18/2008 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Is There Any Felicity in the World Superior toThis reviews
Marianne Dashwood finds the Colonel's charms and noble qualities irresistible and it seems that a proposal of marriage from the noble Brandon is pleasantly inevitable. However, as a possible handsome new suitor enters the neighbourhood, how will it all end?
Sense and Sensibility - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 28,773 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 8/30/2006 - Published: 9/1/2005 - Complete