Ms.MaraJade
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Joined 01-02-06, id: 961915, Profile Updated: 10-19-17
Author has written 38 stories for Voltron, Battle of the Planets, Dragon Quest Series, Escaflowne, Star Wars, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Doctor Who, Sleepy Hollow, Captain America, Assassin's Creed, and Musketeers.

October 19, 2017:
The Musketeers:
-- "Tales of Truth," which is an original story with these characters has begun posting on 7/27/17. New chapters will be continue to post weekly, usually on Friday. There are a total of 12 chapters with an epilogue, and the epilogue should be posted on 10/20/17.
-- September's Fête des Mousquetaires challenge was "Annoyance," and my entry titled, "A Place of Our Own," was so kindly voted as "Highly Commended." I am very humbled to have my story appreciated in this manner, and I thank everyone who has read it and voted!
-- October's Fête des Mousquetaires challenge is "Haunted Houses." My entry has been titled, "Angels of Redemption," and was posted on 10/19/17.
-- I had written a one-shot to help me get through some recent disappointment, and I titled it, "The Trap of Hope." It was posted on 10/19/17, and it was only after I had written it that I learned October is Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month, to which this piece is slightly related.

As always, it is with humble thanks that I am grateful for anyone who reads my work and enjoys what I have published. Please never feel intimidated to leave me reviews, as I always respond to each one personally and use them as a gauge for my writing skills to see where I can improve.


An old note or two about me...

I wear the hats of mother, cat owner, cancer survivor, inconsistent part-time college student, and full-time office worker. I've been writing since ninth grade (can you believe 1989?) when I was encouraged by my basic writing skills teacher to keep at it. She made a real difference in my life, and I wish I could have been able to tell her one day how she gave me the confidence to keep trying ideas and just "write, write, write!" Over the course of time, writing became my solace from reality and a coping mechanism for what I cannot control. Writing is my escape, and my imagination is my safe harbor. My stories are the results of introverting to a place where I can make things happen that will never exist in reality.

Simply stated in regards to my stories, I paint with words, and nothing I ever write is scrapped. My teacher called these random notes brainstorming sessions. I call them my palette, and I use it to draw upon ideas for scenes, dialogue, and emotions.

I always feel I can learn more, and I gladly accept Reviews and Critiques for my work. The only way I can become a better writer is by the comments of others who offer me insight into parts of my stories that I may have overlooked or parts that have made an impact on the reader. I don't believe in flames because even the least experienced writer needs a place to start, and it's through the wisdom and guidance of the more experienced writers, that they can eventually learn this craft, too.

Lastly, for everyone who enjoys my work and hopes to see more soon, all I can say is that real life gets complicated often, and I will keep posting and updating as time allows and as my inspiration strikes. My son will always be the reigning Sunshine of my universe, and I simply had no understanding of life before he came into mine over ten years ago.

I found this quote in an old Sunday paper, and I think it's fitting for any writer and/or author:
Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head, and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.
- Colette

Sanity is a waste of creativity.
- Ms.MaraJade 4-23-09

After the 2007 Votes had finally been tallied, I only received Nominations, but I was thrilled to list my recognized accomplishments in the Voltron Fandom:

Nomination: Best Dramatic Author, 2007 Voltron Fandom Awards
Nomination: Best Overall Author, 2007 Voltron Fandom Awards
Nomination: Best Dramatic Tale for "The Waltz Continues," 2007 Voltron Fandom Awards
Nomination: Best Series for "Midnight Interlude," "The Dance Begins," and "The Waltz Continues," 2007 Voltron Fandom Awards
Thank you to everyone who read my stories and followed my hard work! These nominations were because of you!

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Time and Faraway Space by Queen reviews
Star Wars/Doctor Who. Four thousand years ago, a warning was carved in stone and left for a Padawan to find. While Ahsoka works towards deciphering the ancient carvings that bear her name, a mad man with a blue box appears, just as the galaxy begins to fly to pieces...
Crossover - Doctor Who & Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 217,105 - Reviews: 370 - Favs: 323 - Follows: 382 - Updated: 9/16 - Published: 4/20/2013 - 10th Doctor, Ahsoka T., Captain Rex
Baby, It's Cold Outside by Queen reviews
Every world has its winters. Throughout the galaxy, different people find themselves warding off the cold with the help of a friend, a lover...or even a not-quite enemy. Co-written!
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,221 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/6/2013 - Published: 1/1/2013 - Complete
Survivor's Guilt by lionesseyes13 reviews
After the events in Imperial Commando, Scorch and Vau have an important discussion.Based on Republic Commando books and game. Chapter two focuses on Boss and Vau, and chapter three on Fixer and Vau. Chapter four has Delta talking about Sev and their future.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,182 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/6/2012 - Published: 1/5/2010 - Complete
My Everlasting Respect by Darth Comrade reviews
The last entry in a logbook belonging to an Imperial officer who fell victim to the wrath of Lord Vader.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,545 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 8 - Published: 11/22/2009 - Captain Rex - Complete
Chronicles From Mandalore: More than blood by daennika reviews
Part 2: The escape of Bardan Jusik to Taris while the Empire has more than one reason to get its hands on him. A Mandalorian's struggle to protect his loved ones in a galaxy of violence, treachery, death... and a certain Jedi exterminator.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 10 - Words: 39,357 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 7/10/2009 - Published: 1/23/2009 - Bardan J., OC
Morale visit to Vevut Squad by daennika reviews
A sabotage mission turns bad for Republic Commandos. Bardan Jusik checks on his troops when he has to face a possible diplomatic catastrophe. Anakin and Ahsoka offer their help... How will Jusik deal with the Padawan? Don't read if you love Anakin!
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,356 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 3/23/2009 - Published: 2/26/2009 - B. Jusik, Trooper
Chronicles From Mandalore: What It Takes by daennika reviews
Part 1: The Republic is now the Empire and it reaches the lives of Mandalorians on their own homeplanet. Bardan Jusik alongside new allies has to make clean slate of his past and prove his worth. A Republic Commando spin-off.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 12 - Words: 29,479 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/19/2009 - Published: 12/11/2008 - Bardan J., OC, Fi - Complete
Simple Things by Famirad reviews
[Republic Commando, post Hard Contact] The clone commandos contemplate the simple things as Omega Squad prepares for their next mission onboard a luxury liner.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,713 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 9/17/2008 - Published: 8/8/2006
Christmas on Arus by Isabeau1 reviews
Lance gets a Christmas present. Mild laungage and a little violence
Voltron - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,689 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Published: 1/28/2001 - Complete
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The Trap of Hope reviews
Anne of Spain has been married for a number of years to Louis of France, and every attempt to bear a child ends the same. More of a reflective piece on the broken heart of a woman yearning to be a mother, and who is consistently forced to cope with the disappointment of remaining childless.
Musketeers - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,024 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6h - Queen Anne - Complete
Angels of Redemption reviews
During his usual routine of preparing for mealtime, Aramis is haunted by the ghosts of those he left behind on an especially significant day. Part of the October Fête des Mousquetaires challenge: Haunted Houses.
Musketeers - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,286 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 17h - Aramis - Complete
Tales of Truth reviews
While on an errand for the king, Aramis and Porthos come across a child unknowingly in harm's way. Aramis' fatherly instincts begin to emerge, and he finds it harder to keep secret his longing for what he doesn't have. Aramis and Anne implied, with the other Musketeers included. "Fairy tale-esque" in nature.
Musketeers - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 52,173 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/13 - Published: 7/27 - D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, Aramis
A Place of Our Own reviews
Annoyed with the delay the council is taking to decide on a critical vote, Aramis finds solidarity in another resident of the palace who reveals that the First Minister is not the only one who experiences annoyances. Part of the September Fête des Mousquetaires challenge: Annoyance.
Musketeers - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,106 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/25 - Aramis - Complete
Assassin's Creed: Loyalty of the Heart reviews
Nathaniel Coles is a courier who distantly admires a merchant's daughter. Catherine Robinson holds a secret fondness for the courier in her father's employ. Edward Kenway is the Assassin who just wants to rob another courier satchel. And, an ancient artifact is the unlikely key that entangles the three together.
Assassin's Creed - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 70,304 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 9/10 - Published: 2/3 - Edward K. - Complete
Assassin's Creed: The Templar's Temptation
A detailed explanation of the significant moments between Breanne Wynsridge and Noris Polona, as highlighted in my previous story, "Assassin's Creed: Choices."
Crossover - Star Wars & Assassin's Creed - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,723 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/22 - Published: 8/4 - Complete
Heaven Above and Earth Below reviews
Aramis requests a respite from the duties of first minister, and Anne fears that he is considering resigning from the position. Part of the August Fête des Mousquetaires challenge: Rest and Relaxation.
Musketeers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,234 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/8 - Aramis, Queen Anne - Complete
Assassin's Creed: Choices reviews
A fairy tale-esque Assassin's Creed in which a star-crossed Assassin discovers that his choices serve a greater understanding of his life and of those within it.
Crossover - Assassin's Creed & Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 115,201 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/21 - Published: 5/18/2016 - Complete
Honor, Duty, and Love reviews
A novelization of the final Aramis and Anne scene from the episode "We are the Garrison," in which I have extended the moment with some artistic license to give insight into Aramis' thoughts at the end of his story.
Musketeers - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,002 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/20 - Aramis, Queen Anne - Complete
The Light in the Dark Glass reviews
A novelization of the scenes from the episode "Through a Glass Darkly," in which I have extended the moments with some artistic license, to tell the tale of Aramis coming to the rescue of Queen Anne and the Dauphin.
Musketeers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,793 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/13 - Aramis, Queen Anne - Complete
A Belated Happy Ending reviews
A belated happy ending for D'Artagnan and Constance, as part of the June Fête des Mousquetaires challenge: Fathers.
Musketeers - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,063 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/8 - D'Artagnan, Constance Bonacieux - Complete
Memories and Broken Promises reviews
A novelization of the scene between Aramis and Queen Anne from the episode "Emilie," in which I have extended the moment with some artistic license.
Musketeers - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,584 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/1 - Aramis, Queen Anne - Complete
Queen Takes Knight reviews
A novelization of the scene between Aramis and Queen Anne from the episode "Knight Takes Queen," in which I have extended the moment with some artistic license.
Musketeers - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,023 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/25 - Aramis, Queen Anne - Complete
A Little Cheating reviews
Challenge from the writing prompt: describe an object without mentioning it in the story. Steve Rogers has a little trouble with a modern device, and Natasha Romanov offers guidance.
Captain America - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,594 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/27/2016 - Complete
Healing reviews
One-Shot, Missing Scene. Before Rey departs the Resistance, she goes to visit a friend in the infirmary and discovers another one. (Considered spoiler-safe.)
Star Wars - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,597 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/19/2016 - Poe D., Rey - Complete
O Christmas Tree reviews
Christmas Eve on Arus brings with it ghosts, revelations, and a conclusion. A stand-alone that I consider the official wrap-up to "The Waltz Continues." Keith/Allura fans, please be patient and read to the end.
Voltron - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,655 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/13/2013 - Lance, Keith K., Allura - Complete
Apart reviews
Ichabod's thoughts during "The Sin Eater" as he sits before Katrina's grave.
Sleepy Hollow - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,176 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/12/2013 - Ichabod C. - Complete
Midnight Interlude (Version 2) reviews
While wandering through the palace during the dead of night, the memories that haunt Princess Allura reveal the companionship before her.
Voltron - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,031 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/7/2013 - Allura, Keith K. - Complete
Ghosts of the Past reviews
Challenge piece posted by Cubbie on KAEX regarding school. Lance dredges up the past, and the moment brings Keith and Allura closer.
Voltron - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,961 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Published: 9/10/2013 - Allura, Keith K., Lance - Complete
Holographic Revelations reviews
Part of a challenge to write a story around the word "holographic." I chose an iconic scene from "A New Hope."
Star Wars - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 839 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/18/2013 - Leia O., Obi-Wan K. - Complete
A Different Kind of Cold reviews
Part of the Warmth Challenge issued by Queen. The tale of a droid and his lonely, cold journey on Tatooine until he is reunited with his counterpart.
Star Wars - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,295 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/6/2013 - R2-D2 - Complete
An Angel to Watch Over Me reviews
One-shot. Short story of a Weeping Angel in a cemetery.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,101 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/27/2012 - Weeping Angels - Complete
Prayer to Santa reviews
Amy meets the Doctor for the first time - response to a challenge to rewrite the opening scenes of Season 5, strictly from young Amelia Pond's point of view without using dialogue.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,991 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/18/2012 - Amelia P./Amy, 11th Doctor - Complete
Republic Commando: Knight of Honor reviews
A fairy tale-esque story inspired by the Karen Traviss Republic Commando Novels. Clones are taught loyalty, honor, obedience, and sacrifice - not kindness, compassion, humanity, or...love. The tale of a chivalrous clone and a sheltered princess.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 180,857 - Reviews: 196 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 5/15/2011 - Published: 12/8/2008 - Complete
The Waltz Continues reviews
Continuation to my story, “The Dance Begins.” Allura and Keith pursue their love in secret while forces around them start to converge. Rated T to be safe for a few minor curses.
Voltron - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 123,006 - Reviews: 353 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 4/13/2010 - Published: 12/23/2006
Concealed Wishes reviews
Alternate Universe. Potential follow up to the events that took place in my one shot story, "A Moment of Serenity."
Voltron - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,789 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/27/2010 - Lance, Allura - Complete
A Simple Beginning reviews
Jango Fett comes to terms with being a father as he holds baby Boba for the first time.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,810 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/16/2010 - Jango Fett, Boba Fett - Complete
Balance reviews
Captain Rex reflects on his existence as a soldier and the mental chaos a certain Jedi Padawan wreaks on him. Rated T to be safe for minor curse words.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,575 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 10 - Published: 10/10/2009 - Captain Rex - Complete
Republic Commando: Civilian Interlude reviews
Inspired by the Karen Traviss RepCom novels. RC-1168, Dusty, of Crimson Squad is sent on a mission to retrieve vital information. Companion piece to my story, “Republic Commando: Knight of Honor.” Rated T to be safe.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,312 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/28/2009 - Complete
Expectations reviews
Post Republic Commando: Order 66. One shot. A future moment in time, shared between Ordo and Besany. Rated T, to be safe.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,595 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/16/2008 - Complete
A Moment of Serenity reviews
Two members of the Voltron Force have to face their inner demons. Rated T to be safe for minor cursing.
Voltron - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,564 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/3/2008 - Lance, Allura - Complete
Destined Encounter reviews
[PreSeries] A chance meeting between a patrolling Knight and a defeated princess. Rated T to be safe for one minor curse.
Escaflowne - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,477 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/24/2007 - Complete
Silent Atonement reviews
A mature perspective on Allen Schezar. [Disclaimer: I make no money. I only write about what I enjoy.]
Escaflowne - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,451 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Published: 6/10/2007 - Complete
The Dance Begins reviews
Sequel to my story, “Midnight Interlude.” Nanny arranges a banquet to introduce Princess Allura to a prospective suitor. Rated T to be safe for some minor curses.
Voltron - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,246 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/6/2006 - Complete
Restless Lullaby reviews
[Dragon Quest VIII] Angelo comes to terms with a difficult memory. Prequel companion piece to my story “Trust” but standalone, too. Rated T to be safe.
Dragon Quest Series - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,763 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Published: 4/16/2006 - Complete
Trust reviews
[Dragon Quest VIII] One member of the party learns about trust and discovers more than planned. Rated T to be safe.
Dragon Quest Series - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,573 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 11 - Published: 3/30/2006 - Complete
The Drive reviews
First person. One shot. Jason's perspective of the team. Rated T to be safe for a couple minor curses.
Battle of the Planets - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,438 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/23/2006 - Complete
Midnight Interlude reviews
Princess Allura takes a midnight stroll and realizes many things along the way. Rated T to be safe for a couple minor curses.
Voltron - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,574 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/16/2006 - Keith K., Allura - Complete