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Joined 01-18-06, id: 972997, Profile Updated: 07-13-12
Author has written 20 stories for Suikoden, Card Captor Sakura, Yu-Gi-Oh, Fullmetal Alchemist, Dragon Age, and Mass Effect.

Hi.

I teach gifted high school science when I'm not writing fanfic, cosplaying, or watching anime, sci fi, or reading. I've been writing fan fiction for a very long time, even before I was using the internet. I've written stories for the following fandoms: Stargate: SG1, X-files/LGM, Yu-Gi-Oh, Suikoden (mostly III and Tactics), Cardcaptor Sakura, Dragon Age, and others that I can't remember right now. Unfortunately, I have no clue where a great deal of my earlier works are.

I enjoy reading reviews of my work as well as reading the work of others. I think I'm one of the rare few that really don't mind inserted characters and AU stories, as long as they make sense. I mean, seriously, any world is made up of more than just a handful of individuals... It's a hobby afterall, and if people are so serious that they don't have fun with it, then why are they doing it?

My only request with reviews is to please make them constructive. While I appreciate positive reviews, constructive critisism will always win, even if it is negative.

Thank you, and I hope you enjoy the reads as much as I've enjoyed writing them.

Currently I have several in progress stories that span a variety of universes (universi?): Suikoden (III especially), Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Mass Effect. I know I am late to the ME bandwagon, but there have been lots of things keeping me from playing the games (kids, work, Skyrim). Of course, since I am a HUGE Bioware fangirl from WAY back, I was quickly obsessed with the ME universe, and as such, it is the current source of my inspiration. And what an inspiration it is!

I'm also a member of the 501st and Rebel Legions costuming groups, as well as a Captain America Dancing Girl costumer and a member of The D20Girls Project. My fan page is at facebook.com/CLCosplay. I also post info about stories, games and just awesome things I find around the interwebs. A lot of stuff there right now is related to Mass Effect.

I am trying to not fall into the trap that I have found keeps me from finishing my longer stories by publishing every day or two, but I keep getting distracted by other story ideas that want some of my limited time...

Headcanon order for my Shepard (who's name is Mira, which I totally didn't realize was also the name of the VI on Noveria when I named her.)

Humble Beginnings: A start to my Shepard's story. Introducing her family and events that helped shape her personality.

(and I skipped ME1 for now, though I will probably go back to it after I re-play it)

Walk Away: immediately post Horizon.

Of Laserguns and Lipstick: A little further past Horizon, perhaps shortly before going through the Omega-4 Relay (with a bit of a choose your own ending possibly)

A Promise: After effects of the ME2 romance with Garrus

A Memory and A Promise: ME3 but relating back to Humble Beginnings, Kaidan finds out one of Shepard's secret indulgences, and helps her with a not so secret indulgence...

Beyond All Odds: Post ME3 Destroy ending.

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Vikigaiden! Suikogaiden: The Rune of Time by Ucchan1 reviews
A look at some key events in the Suikoworld from Viki's point of view. She has a big responsibility to look after all those Tenkai stars. Things go wrong when she accidentally brings the True Rune of Time into the world and the other True Runes respond.
Suikoden - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,137 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/12/2013 - Published: 12/2/2009 - Viki, Jeane
30 Days by N7Commando86 reviews
A series of short drabbles from a writing challenge on my tumblr. The goal is to write one drabble once a day for thirty days to see what comes out. Mass Effect to Mass Effect 3. Shenko.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 18,822 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 7/25/2012 - Published: 7/4/2012 - Kaidan A., Shepard (F)
Gradation by karebear reviews
"gradual change along a scale or series" Kaidan works to rebuild a relationship with the woman he doesn't quite trust anymore but never stopped loving. Kaidan/femShep, Mass Effect 3
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 28 - Words: 47,527 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 7/18/2012 - Published: 6/12/2012 - Kaidan A., Shepard (F) - Complete
No Strings Attached by quantumparadigm reviews
Part 1 of the 'No Strings Attached' saga. Shepard and Alenko meet each other on Trident while on shore leave. After a chance encounter leaves them instantly attracted to each other, they abandon all caution. No names, no dates, no strings attached. But once it's over, is it really over? Shenko. Pure fluff, no plot. You've been warned.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,156 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 153 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 7/13/2012 - Published: 7/7/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Love Is Just Another Mission by xxwriter389xx reviews
Kaidan wasn't the only one effected by Shepard's death. Hell, everyone was. But it seemed to hit him the hardest. And with good reason. But after his rejection on Horizon and a surprise reunion in Vancouver, Shepard and Kaidan's relationship takes many hard blows before stabilizing. Shenko Mass Effect 2-3
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 16,906 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 7/8/2012 - Published: 5/13/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A.
Time and Again by sevanderslice reviews
A grief sticken Kaidan Alenko gets called to identify an injured soldier. - Shenko. Very mild spoilers for the ME3 extended cut ending DLC. One brief instance of course language.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,710 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 8 - Published: 6/27/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Us by Meesh reviews
*ME3 spoilers* Shepard and Kaidan finally find some time to have a heart-to-heart. One shot Shenko, head canon interpretation of the Apollo's conversation. Rated T for language and seriously vague allusions to adult situations.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,295 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/23/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
By Reputation by Defiant.Anjeru reviews
Masskink fill; Vega gives a certain part of Kaidan's anatomy a nickname - the little major. Kaidan finds himself nearly appalled that Shepard goes along with it. Ensue Kaidan proving how un-little his major is and how well he uses it.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,820 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/21/2012 - Kaidan A., Shepard (F) - Complete
Breathe by Vilfaras
After Thessia ficlet. Even heroes have a breaking point.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 534 - Favs: 6 - Published: 5/28/2012 - Kaidan A., Shepard (F) - Complete
After Rannoch by Elyssa Brown reviews
Kaidan is pissed, and he isn't afraid to let Shepard know. Pure Shenko smut because lets be honest, there really isn't enough of it in this world.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,028 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/25/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
I'm Gonna Make You Beg by N7Commando86 reviews
Kaidan distracts Shepard during a meeting with the Council. Really, really distracts her.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,969 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/8/2012 - Kaidan A., Shepard (F) - Complete
Bound by eternalshiva reviews
Kaidan encouters silk restraints and Shepard practices her Renegade Spectre act. NSFW, smut, Tumblr prompted. Also - slight innocent bondage.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,089 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/4/2012 - Kaidan A., Shepard (F) - Complete
Terms of Endearment by Last Fading Smile reviews
Shepard and Alenko try on some new names. Silly little piece that started out fluffy and took a turn for the sexy because KAIDAN DAMN IT. Erring on the side of caution on the rating.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 776 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/26/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Before Mars by N7Commando86 reviews
This is a one shot set after Shepard is picked up on Earth and before they get to Mars, she has a confrontation with Kaidan. So very, very Shenko.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,802 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/12/2012 - Kaidan A., Shepard (F) - Complete
Next time, wake me by Tomaka reviews
A simple look at the rekindled relationship between Shepard and Kaidan, inspired by a short and sweet bit of dialog in Mass Effect 3.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,352 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/8/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
After Thessia by Ainyan reviews
Shepard receives an unexpected letter; Kaidan realizes he might have been a bit dense.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,021 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/29/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Stutter by eternalshiva reviews
She hadn't been joking when she told her Major that they needed to get to the Normandy ASAP when they reconciled, but he purposely said to take things slow.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,435 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 9 - Published: 3/23/2012 - Kaidan A., Shepard (F) - Complete
A Stolen Moment by tehPrincess reviews
Shenko smut written for a friend. Takes place during the 3 happy months between ME & ME2. Shepard decides to use endorphins to cure one of the Lt's migraines. Rated M for sensuality and graphic sexual content.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,221 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/23/2011 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
How the Holo Got There by SageQueen reviews
I always wondered who/what put that holo of Kaidan in the SR2 Normandy captain's quarters. So here's my take on how it got there.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,225 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/21/2010 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Anything They Can Do by saphire2moon reviews
On shore-leave at Chora's Den, Kaiden gets himself in a little trouble with the slighlty drunk Commander. It seems the Spectre needs to teach her subordinate a little lesson. No true bondage or beating, just smut. M for a reason, i think. RXR!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,388 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 12 - Published: 1/15/2010 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Someone From Nowhere by Suikorin reviews
SIV SIII A story of Hero4 after events in SIII. The Redrums needs a caretaker, and Hero4 decides to take up the job. However, Hero4's past dealings is catching up with him...
Suikoden - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 19 - Words: 83,297 - Reviews: 182 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 1/25/2009 - Published: 6/1/2005
Wine and Roses by StickyRice reviews
Suikoden III -- Borus Redrum is madly in love with his captain, but doesn't have the courage to tell her. When the knights are called to Budehuc to fight a mysterious enemy, things start to change. CH 11 UP.
Suikoden - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 37,409 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 6/26/2008 - Published: 7/1/2003
The Order of the Garter by Quicksilver Ink reviews
Suikoden III. A series of humorous oneshots about the Zexen Knights. Sixth installment: Ace and Nash interrogate Borus on his lady captain's choice of...corsets?
Suikoden - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,372 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/20/2008 - Published: 3/26/2003
Epistolary by Mithrigil reviews
e·pis·to·lar·y, adj. 1. Of or associated with letters or the writings of letters. 2. In the form of a letter: epistolary exchanges. 3. Carried on by or composed of letters: an epistolary friendship. [Mainly Suikoden III with references to all others.]
Suikoden - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 37,244 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/27/2007 - Published: 7/8/2005 - Complete
Losing Control by Well-Well reviews
ChrisBorus. Chris begins to lose control over her True Water Rune when she needs it most. But what turmoil wreaks havoc on the countryside this time? Just the threat of total annihilation by the last person anyone would expect. Complete.
Suikoden - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 49,883 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/30/2006 - Published: 4/11/2004 - Complete
Then, Tell Me What You'll Do To Me by Mithrigil reviews
[Suikoden V] Gizel Godwin, sixteen years old and effianced to a woman he cannot touch, finds another way to express his desires.
Suikoden - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,069 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 12 - Published: 5/30/2006 - Complete
One Dance by Princess Iria reviews
During a waltz he wonders about an alternate ending...
Suikoden - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 597 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/9/2005 - Complete
Deception by Revia reviews
[Chris/Borus] Chris disguises herself in order to become a normal Zexen citizen for a short period of time, but two people know: and one will only be satisfied if the Captain of the Zexen knights goes permenantly missing.
Suikoden - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 21,530 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/18/2005 - Published: 3/28/2003
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A Memory and A Promise reviews
sucky title, but the story popped in my head the other night, titleless. Tired of hearing all the ribbing about how Shepard can't dance. Also, a little building of back story for MY Shepard, what's the term I've seen used: "headcannon"? Rating for language starting Ch 3 and some serious sexyfuntimes later. I seriously couldn't help it. Shenko, as always, later on.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,809 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 9/3/2012 - Published: 6/21/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A.
Beyond All Odds reviews
Post ME3, set in immediate aftermath perfect red ending-shepard lives , And I don't think Joker would high-tail it out of the fight and thus end up of that bizarre world, so yeah. Definitely Shenko, possible smut later, will adjust rating as necessary. Trying to present a realistic view of what Earth would be like after the fall of the Reapers. Note: does not account for EC DLC.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 21,975 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 8/7/2012 - Published: 6/20/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A.
Of Laserguns and Lipstick reviews
Dumb little bit of randomness. Who says FemShep can't have a bit of a girly side? Was intended as a one shot, but apparently FemShep had somethings she needed to say, and Kaidan wouldn't shut up. Will likely have a choice between two possible endings.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 9 - Words: 10,243 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/16/2012 - Published: 6/25/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Humble Beginnings
A look back on Shepard's origins and a fleshing out of my headcanon for her life before she joined the Alliance. Built from the Spacer origin and introduces some of her family relationships. May be a one-shot.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,027 - Published: 7/7/2012 - Shepard (F)
Ghost in the Machine: An Epilogue
Hopeful little post-synthesis/mid-epilogue story. Shenko in nature because that's how I roll, but it could be from the perspective of any male romance. I've only seen epilogue based on my war hero/paragon femshep with a Kaidan romance, so I'm not sure if the perspective changes based on romance or not
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 467 - Published: 7/3/2012 - Kaidan A. - Complete
Walk Away
One-Shot, Immediately following the events on Horizon, my take on what's going on in the heads of FemShep and Kaidan. pre-"About Horizon" message. Also my justification for my FemShep going after Garrus. Rated T for angstiness. pseudo-songfic.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,151 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/25/2012 - Kaidan A., Shepard (F) - Complete
A Promise reviews
Aftermath of the conclusion of their romance plot in ME2, Garrus does a little soul-searching when a certain photo catches his attention. Drabble.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 344 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/17/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Echoes of Time reviews
Somewhat AU version of the story, taking into account some of the actual practices of Ancient Egypt. What would happen if the Pharaoh's wife had been reincarnated... into Yugi's twin sister? Like I said... AU.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 13,245 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/4/2012 - Published: 1/23/2006
Reflection in Flames reviews
Set just before the battle of Ostengar, a Grey Warden reflects on life as another is brought into the fold.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 835 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/3/2012 - Duncan - Complete
The Man from the Islands: From The Tales of the Wa reviews
Suiko V: Arshtat/Ferid, Sialeeds/Gizel During Arshtat's Sacred Games, the princesses break some rules. Developing romance between would be lovers and a strong bond between sisters. Sweet story part of a much larger work
Suikoden - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,529 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/3/2012 - Arshtat F., Sialeeds - Complete
Ten Thousand Roads reviews
SIII Borus-centric currently but with some Chris and maybe Percival POV later. How is Borus coping with the events surrounding the end of the war? Equally inspired by the manga as the game, as such some event descriptions are more in-line with the manga
Suikoden - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,292 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/21/2010 - Published: 2/6/2010
Silver Swirls of Another Life
SIII, Jimba reflects on his former life.
Suikoden - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 709 - Published: 3/7/2010 - Complete
Birthday wish reviews
pre suiko III, dealing with zexen knights and a birthday wish. a total drabble with a "Choose Your Own Adventure" style ending. Putting you in control of the story's outcome! Borus and Chris star.
Suikoden - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,695 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/5/2010 - Complete
An Eternity reviews
III, Chris/Borus, after they have been in an established relationship. Should be safe for K , but rated for brief not at all explicit references to their physical relationship.
Suikoden - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,527 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/6/2010 - Complete
Milady, It's Cold Outside
SIII Chris/Borus. Heard the christmas song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and this popped into my head. Chris and Borus are in Vinay del Zexay on business when they get stranded by a blizzard. Rated for safety due to one strong word and borus teasing.
Suikoden - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,937 - Published: 12/20/2009 - Complete
Run reviews
A RoyAi drabble. Nothing serious, I was just bored and getting back into writing.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 465 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/23/2006 - Roy M., Riza H. - Complete
Best Two Out of Three reviews
What kind of woman would really catch Kaiba's eye? And how desperate do you have to be for a job to challenge him?
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,371 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/23/2006 - Seto K. - Complete
Darkness Reflected reviews
A dark little SakuraXLi story assuming the second movie didn't end with her confession.
Card Captor Sakura - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,938 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/23/2006 - Sakura K., Syaoran L. - Complete
Excerpt reviews
Tactics. AndarcXSeneca. Why Andarc doesn't want Seneca to read his journal.
Suikoden - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,667 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/23/2006 - Complete
Guilt is reviews
Suikoden Tactics spoilers. A conservation between Andarc and Seneca about Andarc's overly serious attitudes.
Suikoden - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 840 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/23/2006 - Complete