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Author has written 24 stories for Inuyasha, Lord of the Rings, Gundam Wing/AC, Slayers, Spirited Away, Whisper of the Heart, Samurai Champloo, Twelve Kingdoms, Blood+, Saiunkoku Monogatari, Full Metal Panic, Tales of Vesperia, Bleach, Manhwa/Korean Comics/만화, Library War, Chihayafuru/ちはやふる, Ni No Kuni, Arrow, Tales of Graces, Tales of Xillia, and Tales of Zestiria.

Name: Keroberus Reed

Height: 5.4 inches

Weight: 1.3 lbs.

Age: unknown

What I'm reading: "Samurai Revolution" by Romulus Hillborough [a history book on the last years of the Tokugawa shogunate and the main players who brought about its fall, written in a won't-put-you-to-sleep storytelling style]

Recent manga/manhwa: none at this time

Activities: packing...I'm moving

You can follow my madness and look for me on:

DeviantArt (includes my blogs and blurbs on NaruxSaku, Juuni Kokki, Blood, and the JRPG Tales Series)

Twitter (#flashmobnewhere)

Or Tumblr: "kero-chan-luv"

Or visit my blog: Kero's Tea Room, for updates on Chihayafuru, the Tales of Series, Korean manhwa or what I've been obsessing about lately.


I've been uninspired recently. I've pretty much emulated Hotaru (Hotaru no Hikari) in my lifestyle recently. Also, I'm packing up my stuff and moving so you might not hear from me for a while :-( You don't realize how much junk you've accumulated in your life until you need to pack it all up and haul it somewhere else LOL.

-Kero (6/11/16)

Ok, I just finished Tales of Zestiria and what do I do? I write fanfiction of course. I didn't think it was impressive for a 20th Anniversary title, and I wasn't impressed with the characters, story or background, but I liked the gameplay (aside from that wonky battle camera). Without dropping spoiler bombs everywhere, the ending left me a little unsatisfied, but oh wells. There's always Tales of Berseria...

-Kero (12/15/15)

Whoa, my head cannon is outta control! I am totally shipping this new Xillia 2 pairing I invented in my head [ElizexGaius]. As a follow up to Princessia in the Snow, I actually doodled a fan comic... It's called "Never Alone" and it's got a soundtrack because I have roots in song-fics...

-Kero (10/13/15)

Finally DONE! Princessia is my last hurrah for Xillia before I put that down and move on to Zestiria (pre-order!).

When I paired Elize's darkness with Gaius's light I felt like it could work: darkness with the dawn. It was a good OTP since I imagined all sorts of awkward moments and Gaius getting flustered at every turn. Still, I skipped most of the fluff and got down to how they worked with and for one another. At first I had a hard time with the pairing because of the age gap, but when you go back to some of my favorite books, Emma, Sense & Sensibility, there was Mr. Knightly and Colonel Brandon, so I let the age thing slide. Elize is at least legal in my head-cannon (I don't ship Alvin x Elize at all because she's like 12 in that ship...)

As always, my soundtrack was very helpful throughout this story, so I thank the composers of:

1. In Memories from "Master's Sun" (for the beginning of Chapter 14)

2. Austenland Symphony, 2nd movement, Romanze (for what happened in Kabalar Chapter 5)

3. Ouran High School Host Club OST, Nocturne pour Tamaki (all introspective moments for Elize)

4. Tree of Hearts, Escaflowne OVA (Elize's interactions with others from Labari)

5. Friends in my Heart, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 OST (all references to the original Xillia protagonists)

6. Prelude, Op. 28, No. 15 "Raindrops", Chopin (the scene on the bridge in Xian Du)

7. Etude, Op. 10 No. 12 "Revolution", Chopin (inspiration for Chapter 8)

8. Kung Fu Panda's "Oogway Ascends" (the scene in the Silent Caves when Elize remembers her parents)

9. A Lord's City Towering in the Mountains, Tales of Xilla (my inspiration for understanding how Erston became Gaius)

10. A Mountain Village in the Dawn, Tales of Xillia (my inspiration for understanding Elize's inner darkness)

11. Proof of Choice, Tales of Xillia 2 (the scenes with Milla in Chapter 13, and Remmy Chapter 12)

12. Ashita kara, from "Trusty Bell" OST (for most scenes where Elize is traveling alone)

13. Dawn, from Pride & Prejudice (for the epilogue)

Hope you enjoyed the ending and let me know what you think. After this, I'll go back to drawing sexy pictures of Gaius in my sketchbook, haha j/k. (Not really, he is one sexy 2D character)

-Kero (7/26/15)

VACATION: After a week in the beautiful island of Oahu I've gotten some much needed R&R. Though visiting the Dole Plantation for the first time kinda left a bad taste in my mouth (I promise I only bought a smoothie) it was a good trip. (Note: look up "Bayonet Constitution" on Wiki) Thankful for the sun and the rain and the sales people who gave me great discounts at Aloha Stadium Swap Meet! Now maybe I can get back to writing something...

-KERO 7/5/15

SHORT BREAK: Alas, due to the death of my poor pup, whom I've had for the past 9 years and was my sitting buddy while I wrote fanfiction into the wee hours of the night, I've taken up soju, ramen and k-drama to drown my sorrows. I'll be a little out of it for a while.

-Kero (3/27/15)

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Tales of JRPG series, I am having a writing revival of all my favorite Tales of characters!

I've been working and reworking, editing/cutting/pasting, writing and deleting chapters in my Elize fiction like a mad person. Next thing I know the short fiction I planned is spanning 14 chapters or more. I couldn't seem to get the feel of it correct, went back to finish 3 alternate endings in Xillia2, meditated on it with more Xillia OST, and after 97 hours of gameplay I think I've got it now.

I struggled with Elize because in my head I really wanted her to fall in love if she was going to die but I didn't know with whom. But it wasn't merely a love story I was going for so I chucked those chapters. What I realized was that I was so attached to the Xillia2 game because I loved the interaction of the characters as a team, just like in Tales of Vesperia. So, 14 chapters later, I'm still writing in characters and situations that help Elize grow as a person and take away some of the angst and edge of the underlying plot. Elize is really a contradiction, an optimist grounded in darkness, which is why I found Gaius to be her perfect foil. I'm sure I've just upset an entire legion of yaoi fans there... my apologies.

-KERO (2/15/15)

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The Masque of Barona by Alley Cat Sunflower reviews
There are a thousand reasons why Richard and Sophie can never be together. One of them is that he can't find her. Sophie has run away from the ball, and there's no glass slipper that can make everything better between them… but, as Richard discovers, a secret fort might work just as well. Asbel/Cheria, Hubert/Pascal, implied past Asbel/Richard. I do not own Graces or the cover art!
Tales of Graces - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,624 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/8/2015 - [Richard, Sophie] - Complete
Growing Up by chiharu-tanaka reviews
Sophie grows up and learns what it means to fall in love. [onesided Sophie x Richard] [ONESHOT]
Tales of Graces - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,447 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/26/2014 - Sophie, Richard - Complete
The List by silvercistern reviews
"The list that Dr. Aurelius and I had made together was burning a hole in my pocket. A list of triggers. A list of things I should avoid." Peeta comes home. First installment of The Ashes of District Twelve Series.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 33,723 - Reviews: 486 - Favs: 1,464 - Follows: 324 - Updated: 6/25/2012 - Published: 4/11/2012 - Peeta M., Katniss E. - Complete
Growing New Wings by SkyLark89 reviews
Following their return to District 12 after the war, Katniss and Peeta grow back together.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 30,840 - Reviews: 344 - Favs: 864 - Follows: 275 - Updated: 9/14/2011 - Published: 8/19/2011 - Katniss E., Peeta M. - Complete
Consume by Cirae reviews
This is a missing moment from Mockingjay and, as such, contains spoilers for all three books. This is how I imagine Peeta and Katniss grew back together, and how Katniss was able to finally come to terms with her emotions in the final lines of the book.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,674 - Reviews: 171 - Favs: 396 - Follows: 73 - Published: 8/26/2010 - Katniss E., Peeta M. - Complete
Holding On by animewarrior519 reviews
There are more menos and arrancar invading Karakura. Toushirou has been sent to find out the reason why, but what will he find? love, perhaps? Read and find out. HitsuKarin. please R&R.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 23,483 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 8/23/2009 - Published: 5/25/2009 - T. Hitsugaya, Karin K. - Complete
Prom by Kieno0324 reviews
Mai is afraid that she won't get to go to prom because of a new rule that says she has to have an escort. But her white knight...wait a minute. Her white wearing black?
Ghost Hunt - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,474 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 257 - Follows: 48 - Published: 4/9/2007 - Mai T., Kazuya S./Naru - Complete
No End in Light by SmallInsect reviews
You realise, of course, that I am now likely to flinch in the presence of hornets? And bees. And wasps, and nettles and Poison Ivy and… and anything else likely to bring on an anaphylactic shock?... Ayumu uses her shoulder and Hiyomo thinks. One shot.
Spiral - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,496 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/1/2007 - Complete
So Much for Separate Ways by Mezzo-chan reviews
There are an ogre, an angel and a girl walking along different roads. The thoughts that follow the parting of ways are never simple.
Samurai Champloo - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,170 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/14/2006 - Complete
Tears of Rain by Lady Sanzennine reviews
[On hiatus] The essence of love is trust. SessRin
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 19,746 - Reviews: 237 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 6/5/2005 - Published: 4/15/2004 - Sesshōmaru, Rin
Protector by EdorasLass reviews
Faramir discovers that Eowyn has a weird phobia. Although of course he doesn't call it a phobia.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,090 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/3/2005 - Faramir, Eowyn - Complete
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Over the Blue
Alisha Diphda has the blues. She has new responsibilities now, but she struggles with her 'answer,' lamenting the loss of that young man she loved who must now be left behind. When people start mysteriously disappearing in Hyland and Rolance, she is tasked to investigate. She is no damsel in distress but she still needs saving. Post game, Alisha DLC. [AlishaxSorey] [AlishaxSergei]
Tales of Zestiria - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,298 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/6/2015 - Alisha D., Edna, Sergei S.
Princessia in the Snow reviews
At 18, Elize finds out she could be dying from the booster research she endured at Labari Hollow and the darkness in her heart is consuming her. Elize receives support from her friends, and from one man in particular who is more connected to her past than she previously realized. Will she be able to live out her parent's wish and live a "long and healthy life"? (After Xillia 2)
Tales of Xillia - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 34,625 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 7/26/2015 - Published: 1/24/2015 - [Elize L., Gaius] Jude M., Rowen I. - Complete
Her Life in Numbers reviews
Even a girl genius must evolve. Before she knew it she found herself feeling something more than just friendship for a certain bespectacled hero. When research at Sable Izolle goes missing Hubert is sent to investigate. Pascal falls into a trap laid by someone she once thought as a friend. Together they find the culprit and discover they aren't that different after all.
Tales of Graces - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,912 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/26/2015 - Published: 12/23/2014 - Hubert O., Pascal - Complete
Constellations reviews
Several years have passed since Esther traveled with her friends to defeat the Dark Wizard and the White Witch, and she's turned out to be a focused, driven, but lonely young woman. While on a quest for Queen Cowlipha, an unexpected encounter opens her eyes and heart to a broader point of view and a journey worth taking.
Ni No Kuni - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 38,078 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 12/25/2014 - Published: 3/18/2013 - Esther, Marcassin, Swaine, Drippy - Complete
Girl On Fire reviews
One-shot that takes place after season 2 finale and before season 3 starts. Slice-of-life on how Felicity spends her days and how Oliver came to ask her out on a date. Olicity compliant. Oh my feels...
Arrow - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,476 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 9 - Published: 7/19/2014 - Felicity S./Overwatch, Oliver Q./Arrow/Green Arrow, John D./Spartan, OC - Complete
Sakura Biyori reviews
A day that began with a dream of Arata and Omi Jingu takes Chihaya on a mini adventure to Fukui, and there she meets him again with emotions overflowing, amid a sakura storm.
Chihayafuru/ちはやふる - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,302 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 3/3/2012 - Published: 3/2/2012 - Chihaya A., Arata W. - Complete
No Promises reviews
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Council intends to force Estelle into a political marriage before her coronation. It will take a master mage, a guild and visit to Yumanju for Estelle to realize her true feelings. But is love enough to turn Fate?
Tales of Vesperia - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 42,603 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 7/29/2011 - Published: 1/8/2009 - Estellise H., Yuri L. - Complete
In Her Element reviews
Iku, known as Kaze no Miko for her speed in high school, has been chasing after the same man for 6 plus years. But a bad day and a reunion with old friends makes her wonder if it's been a worthwhile goal, and whether she understands the elements of love.
Library War - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,931 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 7/11/2011 - Published: 6/21/2011 - Kasahara I., Dojo A. - Complete
One Day Closer to Eternity reviews
The Antique Gift Shop. How did Kang Rim, the esteemed councilor of Hell who commands all the Reapers come to be a humble shop assistant who cleans Bun Nyuh's toilet? A story about Kang Rim, Bun Nyuh, their long entwined history, and their future.
Manhwa/Korean Comics/만화 - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,619 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/4/2010 - Published: 4/1/2010
Hisei no Kaze, Aozora e reviews
Yoko feels the weight of the Empress' Curse. No matter how hard she tries, there are setbacks because she's a female ruler. In times like these, an Empress is in need of good friends, and good advice. Takes place after the last novel in the Taiki arc.
Twelve Kingdoms - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,672 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Complete
Crossroads reviews
At her coming of age, Amelia stumbles onto the mystery behind her mother's death. Two years after they each went their separate ways, Fate, with some encouragement from an unexpected source, leads Zel and Amelia back to one another for their own adventure
Slayers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 10 - Words: 32,025 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 1/26/2010 - Published: 11/11/2005 - Amelia S., Zelgadiss G. - Complete
Shinigami Nonsense reviews
The 10th Division Captain Hitsugaya is ordered to keep an eye on Ichigo's younger sister Karin, who is now in high school and emitting reiatsu like a flashing beacon, attracting all sorts of undesirable creatures to Karakura Town.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 41,111 - Reviews: 219 - Favs: 266 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 10/30/2009 - Published: 10/13/2009 - Karin K., T. Hitsugaya - Complete
Until reviews
Amalgam is on the prowl again but can Sousuke keep Kaname safe before Leonard convinces her to switch sides? A story of Kaname's journey through the dark side to end it all, one way or another, and Sousuke's struggle to save her. AU. Finished 9/1/09.
Full Metal Panic - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 48,987 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 9/26/2009 - Published: 9/15/2007 - Kaname C., Sousuke S. - Complete
Mononoke no Naka e reviews
Sequel to Taiyou tou Tsuki: Rin returns to Sesshomaru's side after her battle with the undead. She is now haunted by her past, and her feelings for Sesshomaru leave her vulnerable to her rival Akiko. Will Rin choose to become a demon to survive? R&R
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 29,028 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 1/18/2009 - Published: 8/14/2005 - Rin, Sesshōmaru - Complete
FLY Small Circle of Friends reviews
The notorious trio is at it again. Unfortunately for Fuu the wheel of fortune goes round and round. By prior edict of the Shogun, reputations are at stake if she doesn't die. Will her friends save her in time, or will they all just go out with a bang?
Samurai Champloo - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,507 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/14/2008 - Published: 7/30/2008 - Fuu - Complete
The Dream reviews
When the sun sets and evening falls, what dreams may come? On a cold winter's night, the hearts of two individuals cross paths in the palace gardens. Even emperors and government officials are allowed to dream. ShuureiRyuuki pairing.
Saiunkoku Monogatari - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,660 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/15/2007 - Complete
Tegami reviews
Just as she's fighting off her next 30 year slumber at the end of the series, Saya takes a pen to jot a few things down, so next time, she won't forget.
Blood+ - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,610 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/6/2007 - Saya, Hagi - Complete
The Devil and the Queen reviews
An ancient evil bent on overthrowing the Will of Tentei captures Youko and tries to tempt her to join this cause. Youko discovers her true feelings towards the throne and Keiki and is the first to be given a choice...finally COMPLETED!
Twelve Kingdoms - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 44,666 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 1/26/2007 - Published: 1/2/2007 - Complete
Amid the Falling Snow reviews
Nostalgic bit of Champloo fluff about Fuu, an axe, and snow. One chapter short fic. Please R&R.
Samurai Champloo - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,253 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/19/2006 - Complete
Rebirth reviews
Éowyn has survived death and the Witch King but despairs as there is nothing left for her in life. This is her journey from the darkness of the Black Breath to her coronation as Princess of Ithillien and beyond.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 34,613 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/5/2006 - Published: 8/21/2005 - Eowyn, Faramir - Complete
Again reviews
Chihiro, now in high school, has mysteriously lost all memory of her adventures in the spirit world. A chance meeting with a stranger who is an old friend brings her to her last adventure if she doesn't live through it. Revised 5/11/09
Spirited Away - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 31,835 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 6/26/2006 - Published: 11/11/2005 - Chihiro O., Kohaku N. - Complete
The Speed of Sound reviews
Here's an angsty version of what became of young love with time and distance. Shizuku sings a soulful song she hopes will reach Seiji and tell him how she really feels. Can they go back and retrieve what's lost, or is it gone forever?
Whisper of the Heart - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,746 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 9 - Published: 6/17/2006 - Complete
Where a Bloodstained Soldier Belongs reviews
Heero wanders for two years after last rescuing Relena from a kidnapping plot by the remains of the Treize Krushinada faction. He returns to Earth to find an answer to a question that only Relena can answer. Cute one chapter fic of Heero and Relena
Gundam Wing/AC - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,453 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/21/2005 - Relena P., Heero Y. - Complete
Taiyou tou Tsuki reviews
At sixteen, strong willed and beautiful Rin must find her own path. She's quite possibly bitten off more than she can chew. Will Sesshomaru-sama save her in time? SessxRin revised 1/8/09
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 25,095 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 6/8/2005 - Published: 6/4/2005 - Rin, Sesshōmaru - Complete