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Author has written 10 stories for Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy: Tactics, Star Wars, Final Fantasy XIII, and Final Fantasy XIII-2.

Hola, this is steelguardsexual, previously ElTangoDeRoxanne. Most call me Tango.

Stuff and Things:

Age: 21

Occupation: Part-time student and writer/video editor.

Grade: College


Current FanFiction:

Wonderland: Final Fantasy XII and Final Fantasy XIII-2 Crossover - When a rift in time appears and threatens Ivalice, Ashe has no choice but to travel to the other world. Yet not everything is what it seems, and now the fate of mankind rests in the hands of the divine. Sequel to This Fate.

Upcoming FanFiction:

When the World Ends: Final Fantasy XII and Lightning Returns Crossover - Summary to be added.


Series:

Starstruck series (Ivalice Alliance/Final Fantasy XIII crossover):
So Starstruck
; during the events of Final Fantasy XIII.
Bad Bromance
; during the events of Final Fantasy XII.
24
; three years after the events of So Starstruck.
Revenant
; during the events of Revenant Wings.
Time's Scar
; during the events of Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions.

Spin offs (Starstruck series):
This Fate; a Final Fantasy XIII-2 influenced story.
Wonderland; sequel to This Fate, during the events of Final Fantasy XIII-2.
Cry of the Phoenix; the finale to Eternally Cursed (part of Starstruck Bromance).


NEWS

August 22nd, 2012; Currently working on Wonderland, as well as the next part of Eternally Cursed. However, Icarus may or may not be discontinued.

February 6th, 2013; So I went ahead and deleted some of my older stories because they were just--sitting there and wasting space, honestly. Sorry if anyone wanted me to continue those, but I honestly had no drive to finish them. I might still finish Icarus, but probably not until both Wonderland and its sequel are finished.

July 19th, 2013; Wonderland is back up and running. I've recently acquired an AO3 account, so I will be rewriting and posting my stories there within the next few months. Unfortunately, with this rewrite, Icarus is no longer a part of the series and is being discontinued.

March 12th, 2014; Added the title for Wonderland's sequel. Changed url to "steelguardsexual".

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Aeonis Infinitus by In Paradisum reviews
It begins in innocuous conversations and subtle glances. It isn't long before those turn to separate realizations and kept secrets. A series of glances into Noel and Hope's quickly deepening friendship, and their struggles to come to terms with their changing feelings, whether understood or not. Noel/Hope, set in the Yaschas Massif, Augusta Tower, and Academia. 80% canon.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 60,225 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 3/14 - Published: 2/26/2012 - Noel K., Hope E. - Complete
Wrecked by Culture Shockk reviews
A commercial flight from Bodhum to Palumpolum crashes on an uncharted island. Not knowing whether they'll ever be found, passenger Lightning Farron begins chronicling the everyday challenges of keeping the group alive while learning what it is that she needs to survive in this new life as well.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,989 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 13 - Published: 3/2 - [Lightning, Fang]
More Than Words by Ruaki reviews
Noel/Hope. Modern AU. The letter he wrote ended up in someone else's hands entirely.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: K - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,435 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/30 - Noel K., Hope E. - Complete
Butterfly Effect by Bekas Strife reviews
[LR AU!: in which Noel Kreiss is the Saviour] A small change at one place can result in large differences in a later state. Snow fixes the paradox that forced the Eyes of Etro onto his fiancée but the price must still be paid, even if by others. As the victorious group is joined by Hope after the rise of Bhunivelze, the end of the world begins. [squint and it's NoeHopu]
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,783 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/23 - [Noel K., Hope E.] [Serah F., Snow V.] - Complete
Our Current Contingency by Vixen2004 reviews
A compilation of vignettes concerning the cast of Final Fantasy XIII as they strive to stay sane despite their innate differences and sometimes certifiable nature. Written in the same format as To Fight Beside You.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,260 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/29/2013
Libera Me by Ruaki reviews
(Noel/Hope, AU fusion with Dissidia) In the war of the gods, they were chosen to fight, and the outcome would affect far more than they had guessed.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 78,365 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/17/2013 - Published: 10/31/2013 - Noel K., Hope E. - Complete
Enemies of Cocoon by Culture Shockk reviews
Highschool AU: Five classmates from two different cultures and social classes accidentally stumble upon a Pulse Fal'Cie during a school field trip. With new found powers, they must figure out how to blend in at school and complete their focus before time runs out. FLight
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 222,648 - Reviews: 200 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 134 - Updated: 10/27/2013 - Published: 1/10/2013 - Fang, Lightning - Complete
Evolution by Darkgirl5 reviews
Lightning counts on herself and fights by herself. Now fate and a focus have tied her to this ragtag group of people. She seeks her own path to vengeance. Hope chooses to walk that road with her. Tale begins in the Vile Peaks. No pairing.Spoilers and AU. Cover by Denebtenoh
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Horror - Chapters: 33 - Words: 268,984 - Reviews: 384 - Favs: 183 - Follows: 159 - Updated: 9/29/2013 - Published: 3/27/2010 - Lightning
Pairidaêza by Iseki reviews
END GAME SPOILERS, Post-FFXIII-2. Hope and Noel remain, remembering times that exist, times that no longer do, and the Farron's that left them behind. Their new battle is one of survival and desperation, but perhaps there is still some form of magic on their side. Friendship, mild pairings. To be completed in three parts.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,017 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 8/19/2013 - Published: 3/30/2012 - Hope E., Noel K.
A Failed Hero by Nirianne reviews
He was once a friend, fiancé and a hero. Snow failed in protecting the one thing he cherished most: Serah. Lost in a sea of grief and denial, the hero watches over the residents of Yusnaan in despair and waiting for the day death calls out to him; to be reunited with his beloved. One-shot! R&R!
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: K - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,342 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/25/2013 - Snow V. - Complete
In the Wake of the Storm by Amorisa reviews
Fighting with Fang is like fighting at the centre of the storm. A hero's scattered thoughts. A Final Fantasy Land exchange fic for Zerrat.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,963 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/1/2013 - Snow, Fang - Complete
False Imprisonment by Edwards-Ebed reviews
BaschxBalthier .. Balthier's imprisoned and forced to make a confession of something for which he claims that he is innocent. When an Archadian Judge catches wind of what has happened, he is determined to find out the truth.
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 23,070 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 8/17/2012 - Published: 3/18/2008 - Basch, Balthier - Complete
Capsize by Luddles reviews
"If he falls," Hope whispered, leaning in towards Lightning and smirking, "I'm not catching him." Oneshot, somewhat Hope/Lightning.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 783 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/27/2012 - Hope, Lightning - Complete
Eternally Cursed by The Giant Daifuku reviews
Co-written with ElTangoDeRoxanne, visit her story "Starstruck Bromance". The story of the immortal, undead Balthier Bunansa when he meets a woman who is almost exactly like him: a woman of the Eternal race who calls herself Lightning Farron.
Crossover - Final Fantasy XII & Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 60,337 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 4/21/2012 - Published: 5/8/2011 - Balthier, Lightning
Detour by Dakk Tribal reviews
Based on a Paradox Ending, Serah and Snow go and search for some crystals to help Lightning, and decide to take a detour and have a special moment, as well as a heart to heart. SerahxSnow fluff
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,998 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/14/2012 - Serah F., Snow V. - Complete
Keeping Hope by Genis Aurion reviews
From the young age of fourteen, Hope had always been searching for something. Post-game fic, ignores FFXIII-2 to some extent. Contains light homosexual themes.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,065 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/24/2012 - Hope - Complete
Breath and Relics by wingeddserpent reviews
Lightning isn't able to just move on. Note: This work contains light kink and dream sex. End-game spoilers.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,121 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/14/2011 - Lightning, Odin - Complete
These Invisible Scars by wingeddserpent reviews
Lightning and Snow pointedly try not to talk about the important things. Minor spoilers for Chapter Eleven.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,299 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/20/2011 - Lightning, Snow - Complete
The World Traveler by The Giant Daifuku reviews
Spinoffs and deleted scenes that did not make it into the World Traveler Series. Involves pranked skeletons, sneak peaks and more! The crossovers written with ElTangoDeRoxanne, dubbed "Eternally Cursed", has been moved to its own story of the same name.
Crossover - Misc. Movies & Final Fantasy XII - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,298 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 5/30/2011 - Published: 12/24/2010 - Balthier
Silver Glass by The Giant Daifuku reviews
When Balthier took a job from a mysterious employer, he found more than he bargained for when he recieved his reward. Now wandering Ivalice 1000 years in the future, can he find his way home? More importantly, why does his chest ache all the time?
Crossover - Final Fantasy: Tactics & Final Fantasy XII - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 35,326 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 2/22/2011 - Published: 12/12/2010 - Meliadoul.T, Balthier - Complete
Rest for the Wicked by wingeddserpent reviews
Those first few nights on Gran Pulse are the hardest. Spoilers to Chapter 11. Ensemble piece.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,873 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/12/2011 - Lightning, Snow - Complete
The Hanging Man by The Giant Daifuku reviews
Alice Kingsleigh is not happy with her life, and when she falls into Underland, it seems like a respite from the daily task of being a Victorian woman. But can she escape the intrigues of the dashing sky pirate, Balthier? 5th in the World Traveler Series.
Crossover - Final Fantasy XII & Alice in Wonderland, 2010 - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 21,251 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/22/2010 - Published: 11/23/2010 - Balthier, Alice K. - Complete
Our War Torn Earth by The Giant Daifuku reviews
Fourth in the "World Traveler" series. Warped away by a Demon Wall, Balthier finds himself on Earth again, but it's quite different from what he remembers. Of course, a war between human hating machines and machine hating humans always makes a difference.
Crossover - Terminator & Final Fantasy XII - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 39,367 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/23/2010 - Published: 9/26/2010 - Balthier - Complete
Hero Complex by Zerrat reviews
He wasn't going to let the hero die this time. It was a promise to a memory long dead, and a promise Cloud intended to make good on. One-sided Cloud/Snow, implied Cloud/Zack.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 704 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 11 - Published: 11/14/2010 - Cloud S. - Complete
Happily Ever After by Darkgirl5 reviews
Serah has been gifted with her 'happily ever after.' Now she wonders if there is any way she can give it back. Post Game. Possible spoilers. AU sort of . No death or violence. Introspective piece dealing with Serah after the game. One shot.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,918 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/29/2010 - Serah F., Snow - Complete
Younger than Desired by The Giant Daifuku reviews
Sequel to When Pirate and Pirate Meet 2. Jack sailed to Ivalice searching for the Fountain of Youth, and with help from two Sky Pirates, finds it. In the fight that ensues with the guardian, Balthier is turned 16- again. "Worst year of my life, I recall."
Crossover - Pirates of the Caribbean & Final Fantasy XII - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 37,626 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 9/12/2010 - Published: 8/19/2010 - Capt. Jack Sparrow, Balthier - Complete
When Pirate and Pirate Meet Again by The Giant Daifuku reviews
Sequel to When Pirate and Pirate Meet. Promised to be freed from his curse by a shadow in a dream should he help it, Balthier returns to the world of the Caribbean to spring Jack from the Locker. This time, Fran has also been dragged along for the ride!
Crossover - Pirates of the Caribbean & Final Fantasy XII - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 28,361 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 8/19/2010 - Published: 7/9/2010 - Balthier - Complete
When Pirate and Pirate Meet by The Giant Daifuku reviews
When a mishap with nethicite and a Gate Crystal sends Balthier plunging into Port Royal, naturally he would get tangled in a plot involving certain undead pirates... will the sky pirate prevail and ever return home? Set during Curse of the Black Pearl.
Crossover - Pirates of the Caribbean & Final Fantasy XII - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 29,704 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/9/2010 - Published: 7/1/2010 - Balthier - Complete
Babysitter by In Paradisum reviews
Sometimes, people do thoroughly awkward things. Short story for prompt "no pants". Could be taken as Hope/Snow.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 677 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/13/2010 - Hope, Snow - Complete
Wild: The Appendices by Cheerie Mai reviews
She has forgiven and forgotten, she has put up with his bad temper and bad past, she has dealt with his arrogance and his impatience, she has picked him up off the floor all those drunken, miserable nights.
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 989 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/17/2010 - Balthier, Fran
The Unintended Burden by Maia's Pen reviews
One shot. “I clench my jaw; frustration spreads throughout my system like a foul disease as I realize that . . . I may have to watch Balthier Bunansa die.” Brutal Bounty Hunters, Balthier and Basch, ‘nuff said.
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,881 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/25/2009 - Basch, Balthier - Complete
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Wonderland reviews
When a rift in time appears and threatens Ivalice, Ashe has no choice but to travel to the other world. Yet not everything is what it seems, and now the fate of mankind rests in the hands of the divine. Sequel to This Fate.
Crossover - Final Fantasy XII & Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 57,483 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/8 - Published: 11/29/2011 - [Ashe, Noel K.] Serah F.
Cry of the Phoenix reviews
The plan's been set and the actors are in place. Lightning has waited nearly half a century for the day of Ultima's return and her own death. But her plan has one very, very mad flaw. Finale to Eternally Cursed; collaboration with The Giant Daifuku.
Crossover - Final Fantasy XII & Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 30,866 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/25/2011 - Published: 5/15/2011 - [Balthier, Lightning] - Complete
Starstruck Bromance reviews
A collection of scenes that didn't make the final cut of the series, or random drabbles not connected with the plot. May include awkward bromantic moments, charming beasts, and men being repeatedly punched by Lightning. Follows the Starstruck series.
Crossover - Final Fantasy XII & Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 49,570 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/24/2011 - Published: 12/4/2010 - Balthier, Snow, Lightning - Complete
This Fate reviews
Upon remembering the sacrifice of the sky pirate Balthier, Lightning journeys to a new land in hopes of finding him. However, with Etro's parting words lodged in her mind, she holds onto a fate she can't seem to abandon. Spin off to the Starstruck series.
Crossover - Final Fantasy XII & Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 18 - Words: 44,078 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/7/2011 - Published: 2/21/2011 - Balthier, Lightning - Complete
Martyr's Requiem reviews
There are many who rebel against fate, yet when Balthier gets caught up in an apprentice's attempts to break free from the darkness within, he wonders if this fate was what had been planned for him all along.
Crossover - Star Wars & Final Fantasy XII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 12 - Words: 24,966 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/6/2011 - Published: 12/12/2010 - G. Marek/Starkiller, Balthier - Complete
Time's Scar reviews
Having lost everyone she held dear, Lightning now roams a new Ivalice without caring what goes on around her. Yet when she meets a boy with a certain familiarity about him, she finds that the past always makes a comeback. Sequel to Revenant.
Crossover - Final Fantasy: Tactics & Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 67,776 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/19/2011 - Published: 11/21/2010 - [Mustadio.B, Lightning] - Complete
Revenant reviews
Lightning had thought that things would turn out well once she arrived in Ivalice, but when she ends up mixed with a band of sky pirates and a false Judge seeking the Eternal, she realizes nothing will be the same. Sequel to 24.
Crossover - Final Fantasy XII & Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 41,445 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/20/2010 - Published: 10/23/2010 - [Balthier, Lightning] - Complete
24 reviews
After obtaining his only chance to return to Pulse, Balthier soon discovers that he must make a choice before time runs out: lose everything, or let the beast within rise once more. Sequel to Bad Bromance.
Crossover - Final Fantasy XII & Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 44,680 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/23/2010 - Published: 9/11/2010 - [Balthier, Lightning] - Complete
Bad Bromance reviews
One year after saving Cocoon, Snow is forced to take on the role of hero once again. Now, he must help a fallen princess reclaim her throne, and stop unfortunate events from repeating themselves. Sequel to So Starstruck.
Crossover - Final Fantasy XII & Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 25 - Words: 78,310 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/11/2010 - Published: 8/20/2010 - Balthier, Snow - Complete
So Starstruck reviews
Lost in some world called Cocoon, Balthier finds himself caught in a battle between the gods and their puppets, all the while fighting his own battle for the title of leading man. Slight AU.
Crossover - Final Fantasy XII & Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 20 - Words: 63,271 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/19/2010 - Published: 7/28/2010 - Balthier, Snow - Complete