Vena Grey
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Joined 02-20-06, id: 994683, Profile Updated: 02-10-16
Author has written 6 stories for Inuyasha, Vampire Diaries, and Once Upon a Time.

I'm Vena. I'm one of the oldest-souled twentysomething editors, academics, teachers of children, wives to personal princes charming, and occasional writers of fiction, both the fan and original varieties, that you will ever meet. My primary online haunt is a little corner of the Internet located here. However, I do keep a Tumblr at the same username (venagrey) - currently almost as sparse as my Ello, but at least it's there. I'm bad at social media.

My works on this site I consider practice and are usually AU if they're longer than a one-shot. I also beta. If you'd like me to have a look over your work, see my beta profile for specs on what I take, but definitely don't be afraid to drop me a line.

fanfiction facts:

I've been writing fanfiction since I was 13. I read in more fandoms than I write. Roughly 1/4 of the pieces I've written make it as far as posting - I only post pieces for which I've finished the first draft, due both to very slow writing and a tendency to abandon stories for which inspiration burns bright but short. I ship Captain Swan, Gremma, Klaroline, Delena (seasons 1-3 only), Bellarke, Bella/Jacob, SSHG, Dramione, and a few others. Michael > Rafael.

updates: april seventeen, two thousand fifteen

The Islander is now complete with epilogue. I'm very grateful to the few readers I have for sticking it out - even though it's not my best work by any means, that story was a big part of my recovering my fictionwriting confidence (not to mention getting Wall Street out of my system for a while), and I'm now working on an original novel for the first time in nearly five years.

That said, I've also been feeling an increasing need in the last few weeks to take a step back and work on my writing in private for a while. I'm not going on hiatus again, but there are a few things I know I need to work on. I'll post any oneshots I'm able to finish. Until then, though, I'll probably be around here less.

old updates:

I recently deleted 3/4 of my old Inuyasha stories, half of them because of the writing and half for questions of conscience. So, if anyone still reads Outsider or anything like that, those unfortunately will not be returning. I've never had a "popular" story on here, but I will admit deleting them still felt a bit like burning part of a diary...

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The Good Girl by attica reviews
[COMPLETE!] He was a tornado and all she wanted to do was plant her feet down and grow roots. Draco/Hermione.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 44,193 - Reviews: 483 - Favs: 480 - Follows: 583 - Updated: 6/13 - Published: 8/1/2011 - Hermione G., Draco M. - Complete
These Days of Dust by Leca B reviews
So she closed her eyes, ran a finger across the brochure at the bus station and came up with Storybrooke, Maine. She held on to Henry, tried to crush the memories of borrowed motel rooms and maps and broken promises. She'd waited long enough in Tallahassee. She hopped on a bus and they were off to the start of the rest of their lives. Modern Day AU. Emma doesn't give Henry up.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,236 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 171 - Follows: 26 - Published: 10/18/2014 - [Emma S., Killian Jones/Captain Hook] Henry Mills - Complete
Ego & Bias by hoshi-ni-onegai reviews
Sometimes, first impressions are everything and Inuyasha wasn't winning any contests. While attending a holiday party, Kagome runs into a guy who grates her nerves like no one has before. AU. InuxKag.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 44,434 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 10/8/2014 - Published: 12/2/2013 - Inuyasha, Kagome H. - Complete
Her Addiction by bellamywinchester reviews
She's never had an addiction. Obsessions, yes. Obsessed with winning, with being the best; with excellence. But she's never had an addiction. Always too much of a good girl, she supposed. But now she did. And this addiction, well, it blew 'good girl' right out of the water. One-shot.
Vampire Diaries - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,075 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 20 - Published: 8/11/2014 - [Caroline F., Klaus] - Complete
I See the Light by la lisboa reviews
Once meets Tangled. Regina steals baby Emma so her magic can sustain a terrible curse. Eighteen years later, a huntsman on the run stumbles upon her in the woods and takes her on the adventure of her life. AU. Gremma.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 70,673 - Reviews: 307 - Favs: 209 - Follows: 209 - Updated: 7/20/2014 - Published: 9/22/2013 - [Emma S., Sheriff Graham/The Huntsman] [Snow White/Mary M. Blanchard, David N./Prince Charming] - Complete
Once Upon a Dream by ArianaKristine reviews
3B finale rewrite. Emma came alone through the portal, needing to navigate her own way through the past. That doesn't mean that she doesn't get some help, though. Allusions to the titular song and the story of Sleeping Beauty.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,602 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/9/2014 - [Emma S., Sheriff Graham/The Huntsman] - Complete
Heartlines by Tears of Ebon-Grey reviews
Caroline had lived her life to the fullest. She'd loved and been loved in return. Twenty years had passed since she'd last seen his face and now, five weeks out from her wedding day, that dimpled smile and those bright blue eyes were all she could think of... (Sequel to Thistle & Weeds)
Vampire Diaries - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,999 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 5/6/2014 - Published: 4/30/2014 - [Caroline F., Klaus] Enzo - Complete
Thistle & Weeds by Tears of Ebon-Grey reviews
The music was infectious, the culture invigorating; New Orleans was like a drug and she the addict. Caroline was finally happy. And yet, something wasn't quite right. Klaus was hiding something from her. She should have known better than to think that any of this would last... (Sequel to 'Beautiful War')
Vampire Diaries - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,078 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 4/30/2014 - Published: 4/15/2014 - [Caroline F., Klaus] - Complete
Beautiful War by Tears of Ebon-Grey reviews
She had decided to go to New Orleans on a whim. It was Enzo's fault, that smug, self-serving, loyal prick. And now that she was here, Caroline felt even more lost than she did before. It certainly didn't help that Klaus was far too busy wrapped around some redhead to even notice that she was there...
Vampire Diaries - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,493 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 153 - Follows: 180 - Updated: 4/16/2014 - Published: 4/2/2014 - [Caroline F., Klaus] - Complete
Pet Project by Caeria reviews
Hermione overhears something she shouldn't concerning Professor Snape and decides that maybe the House-elves aren't the only ones in need of protection.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 52 - Words: 338,844 - Reviews: 11710 - Favs: 9,809 - Follows: 6,649 - Updated: 6/9/2013 - Published: 3/3/2005 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Path That Moonbeams Make by KnifeEdge reviews
Emma likes to sleep with her window open. She never quite realized who she'd be inviting in. All things considered, however, Captain Hook showing up in her bedroom after midnight is hardly the worst of his offenses. Emma knows how to handle Hook. (AU post "Welcome to Storybrooke". Unapologetically Captain Swan.)
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 15 - Words: 51,633 - Reviews: 664 - Favs: 1,545 - Follows: 617 - Updated: 5/31/2013 - Published: 4/10/2013 - Emma S., Killian Jones/Captain Hook - Complete
(yeah just like me) she was a victim of the night by cupid-painted-blind reviews
Prompted from fyesemmaandhook on tumblr. —- Emma's getting married in the morning to someone she's never met — some prince from some rich, powerful kingdom on the other side of the continent — and so she needs to make tonight last. And the foreign pirate who'd shown up to rob her blind at her engagement ball will help her do just that. Captain Swan. Shamelessly, gleefully AU.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 16,143 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 444 - Follows: 136 - Updated: 1/22/2013 - Published: 1/20/2013 - Emma S., Killian Jones/Captain Hook - Complete
Too Cold For You Here by Like A Dove reviews
Azula has taken it upon herself to find her brother the best Fire Lady. A matchmaking story featuring Princess Azula as the matchmaker. Post-series. Written for the Zutara Secret Santa Exchange.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,085 - Reviews: 235 - Favs: 557 - Follows: 163 - Updated: 1/20/2013 - Published: 12/31/2012 - Zuko, Katara - Complete
A Clandestine Reality by Tears of Ebon-Grey reviews
It had always been a subject of discussion that Rose hadn't inherited the famous Weasley red hair... Everyone has their secrets, Hermione Weasley included. But what happens when those secrets finally see the light of day? .:HGDM:.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 89,982 - Reviews: 860 - Favs: 2,313 - Follows: 665 - Updated: 10/27/2012 - Published: 7/14/2008 - [Hermione G., Draco M.] - Complete
Wish I Was the Moon by Like A Dove reviews
After getting into a fight with Zuko the night before his wedding to Mai, Katara starts to come to the painful realization that in order to truly be happy, that you first must learn to be happy with yourself. A story about a journey of self-discovery. Written for Zutara Week: Seasons.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,611 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 432 - Follows: 39 - Published: 7/23/2012 - Katara, Zuko - Complete
Life This Way by Chiimeriical reviews
This is how it went each day: Snape's eyes would pass over her, a sneer on his face and a challenge in his expression. And she would do nothing to prove herself to him, because she wasn't a know-it-all. Not anymore.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 16,715 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 4/21/2012 - Published: 12/22/2010 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Movement of the Earth by audreyii-fic reviews
Jacob imprints on Bella. It changes things. A re-write of New Moon, beginning on page 242 in Chapter 10: "The Meadow."
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 21 - Words: 95,238 - Reviews: 1215 - Favs: 1,689 - Follows: 543 - Updated: 1/1/2012 - Published: 9/4/2010 - Bella, Jacob - Complete
A Summer in Forks by AshletD reviews
Bella Swan has a seemingly perfect life- a great job, a great home, and a wonderful boyfriend. She isn't prepared for how all that will change when she goes to Forks to care for her father after surgery and meets local mechanic Jacob Black. AH.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 91,629 - Reviews: 631 - Favs: 364 - Follows: 207 - Updated: 12/9/2010 - Published: 2/9/2010 - Bella, Jacob - Complete
Thicker Than Blood by akaiiko reviews
"You have to love all the facets of their soul, or your love is pointless." A Story of the Girl Who Bends Blood and the Boy Who Loves Her. –Zutara; semi AU; giftfic for dancingqueensillystring-
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,424 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 269 - Follows: 31 - Published: 6/28/2010 - Katara, Zuko - Complete
Lavender's Truth by Aurette reviews
Hermione's self-imposed distance from her friends comes to an end when Ron asks for help. When they realise The Golden Trio aren't enough to solve a mystery, Hermione hires a pro. Epilogue free, for your pleasure.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,014 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 217 - Follows: 16 - Published: 6/17/2010 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Life Unlived by sshg316 reviews
While sorting through Severus Snape's belongings, Hermione makes an intriguing discovery that changes her life forever. SSHG. DH-compliant.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 48,220 - Reviews: 411 - Favs: 889 - Follows: 172 - Updated: 5/1/2009 - Published: 4/19/2009 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Frivolous Sentimentalities by Tally Mark reviews
If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, what galaxy are youkai from? Because Kagome would really like to know. SessKag oneshot.
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,139 - Reviews: 739 - Favs: 3,778 - Follows: 371 - Published: 8/10/2008 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H. - Complete
Stormbenders by Fandomme reviews
S3 AU from FBM. Deep in the Fire Nation jungle, the Gaang meets a group of rogue water ninja who send Zuko and Katara on a mission to retrieve Ozai's secret battle plans.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 171,033 - Reviews: 2857 - Favs: 3,978 - Follows: 1,089 - Updated: 7/20/2008 - Published: 2/21/2008 - Katara, Zuko - Complete
Tempest in a Teacup by AkaVertigo reviews
Fate puts Katara in the Fire Nation to grow up in the company of a Dragon, a prince, and a lot of good tea. AU Zutara...of a sort.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 34,018 - Reviews: 1173 - Favs: 3,542 - Follows: 969 - Updated: 10/30/2006 - Published: 3/17/2006 - Katara, Zuko - Complete
A Walking Shadow by Ariadne AWS reviews
Hermione returns to Grimmauld Place, looking for answers. She wasn't expecting to find Severus Snape. PostHBP. WINNER, QuilltoParchment Round 2: Best Fanon Het. RUNNER UP, QtP Round 2: Trio Era & 2006 OWL AWARDS: Best HGSS, Best Original Character.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 62 - Words: 132,050 - Reviews: 1256 - Favs: 1,012 - Follows: 297 - Updated: 9/26/2006 - Published: 3/17/2006 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Pseudo Adoration by EternalOphelia reviews
[oneshot] DrHr. Hermione agrees to something Harry asks her, though she can't stop thinking about the past. RR!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,581 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 11 - Published: 7/1/2006 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
Fan Mail by dolphingirl0113 reviews
[AU Oneshot] He'd never seen her face. He'd never heard her voice. In almost every conventional way she was a stranger to him. And yet in one instant Inuyasha knew his heart would recognize her anywhere.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 20,663 - Reviews: 349 - Favs: 851 - Follows: 90 - Published: 3/18/2006 - Inuyasha, Kagome H. - Complete
Nothing is Symmetrical by attica reviews
“Because,” she said, a secretively cunning smile flickering across her face for a mere second that once the shadow of the cloud passed, it was gone. “Because we’ve got nothing to lose.” Draco&Hermione. PostHBP. Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,573 - Reviews: 143 - Favs: 278 - Follows: 42 - Published: 3/1/2006 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
Temporary by Rogue Pryde reviews
AU IK Oneshot She never thought she'd have a story to tell, but those who knew her tell it for her. She never thought she'd make a difference, but she completely changed his life. Nothing lasts forever, and even people are just . . . temporary.
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,736 - Reviews: 190 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 24 - Published: 10/6/2004 - Inuyasha, Kagome H. - Complete
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The Islander reviews
It was just a body. She'd seen dozens of them before, most far worse than this. But since then, whenever she sleeps, she finds herself in a place meant for children to go in their dreams. An old-fashioned whodunit, Captain Swan style. AU, now complete.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 13 - Words: 46,607 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 4/16/2015 - Published: 1/5/2015 - Emma S., Killian Jones/Captain Hook, Sheriff Graham/The Huntsman - Complete
Velour reviews
Because that's exactly what he was to her.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,309 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/25/2013 - Inuyasha, Kagome H. - Complete
Perchance to Dream reviews
The spirit suffers when all doors are opened to the same extent it does when all are barred.
Vampire Diaries - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,620 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/20/2012 - Damon S., Elena G. - Complete
The First Time reviews
If absence makes the heart grow fonder, then jealousy is the cruelest teacher of all.
Vampire Diaries - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,678 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/20/2010 - Damon S., Elena G. - Complete
The Dahlia reviews
AU. Everything it represents has to do with beauty and elegance. SessKag, some InuKag.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,397 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/19/2007 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru - Complete
Azrael reviews
AU. Kagome has an intriguing converstation with a stranger one night on a Spanish beach. Mild BanKag.
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,561 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/11/2007 - Kagome H., Bankotsu - Complete