One last comment before I let you spend time on those fics of mine....
Beyond the Horizon (complete fic) - 1998Right before taking on the Sanctuary, the Bronze Saints take a bit of rest, and Shun goes to the beach, finding himself in need of silence to think. Based on one of my favourite scenes of Saint Seiya, where for once Shun and Ikki are alone and can talk a bit...
Hooded Eagle (8 parts) - 1999This fic is set after The Hades, with my interpreting Saori's last words in manga#28 in a certain way. It's focused on Aquila Marin, and on the female Saints' PoV in general. Imagine Athena entrusting the protection and guardianship of the Sanctuary to Aquila Marin and Ophiuchus Shaina, foreseeing that neither she, nor the Bronze Saints, nor the Gold Saints will ever come back from the realm of Hades. Now Marin and Shaina find themselves alone and in charge of this terrible responsibility, with nobody to turn to for guidance....
If you're familiar with Shoujo Kakumei Utena, you may find in here situations or attitudes which will give you a feeling of deja vu. This fic was inspired by my watching ep. 9 of Utena....
Special bonus for this fic: I'm very happy to be able to present two beautiful pieces of fanart drawn by Pallas especially for this fic. You'll find them on the chapters' page! =)
Peace is only for Fools (9 parts) - 1995Crossover with Tokyo Babylon by CLAMP. After The Hades, Shun finds himself in a Tokyo he doesn't recognize. Everybody he knew is gone... Shortly after this quite unsettling discovery, he finds a very badly wounded onmyouji person...
Requiem (complete fic) - 1997Set during Asgard, the second season of the anime.
Shun's thoughts as Mime confronts him and asks him why he keeps fighting.
Resolutions... (8 parts) - 1998Saint Seiya fic, with a small particularity : it contains characters based on real people.
A group of friends meets at AX, and discovers that somebody has managed to change the ending to all the fics they had written or read. Stepping to the other side of the mirror, they go to confront this person, re-enacting in part the ascent of the Twelve Houses. But things are not what they seem, and much more is going on in the Sanctuary than meets the eye. The friends may never know the truth, but the end of their confrontation will condamn Athena and her Saints to a terrible fate...
Thieves of Light (13 parts) - 2001Saint Seiya meets Christianity. I've wanted to write such a fic for years, but I didn't have enough background information. The lack of books on the subject on my shelves had been fixed, as well as the lack of fic itself! ^^
The title is freely inspired from Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light, which is one of my favourite books. Blurb? Hades' death in the heart of Elysion started the apparent destruction of the underworld, but it also set in motion a terrible chain of events which would bring to light the tragedies of a past so ancient and dangerous that the gods themselves had sealed away their own forbidden memories. Memories from a time when the Olympian gods were mortals themselves. Now, the time of the reckoning, the time for vengeance has come. Can the horrible truth of events past be faced? Can a war against all that is thought holy and sacred be fought?
To Fade into the Sky of Waning Stars (8 parts) - 2003This is a very weird piece of fanfiction, dealing with the universe of Saint Seiya as it might be far into the future. What happens to the Sanctuary once humankind has evolved far enough to reach for the stars? What happens when there are no gods left to fight, no superhuman threat that can endanger humanity--when the sole danger that is busy eating away at it, destroying it, is humanity itself? What purpose can the Saints of Athena serve in an era where they seem to have become obsolete remains of a past lost forever?
Inspiration for this piece came from one of the greatest SF series I've ever watched: Babylon 5. This is not a crossover, however. But I've used side aspects of the B5 universe to build my story and the world of Saint Seiya in the year 2240.
When Hope is Darkness (complete fic) - 1998Set at the key moment of "The Hades", in volume 24. The curtain has lifted, and the truth must be faced...
Yours Ever (12 parts) - 1996 - revised in 2000Crossover with X by CLAMP, and set during The Hades. A few years after the end of the battle against Poseidon, Athena's Saints are enjoying a well deserved rest. It seems all the enemies have been vainquished, and peace is secure. A shadow lurks in the background, a shadow who has been patiently waiting. It is said that the Saints are the masters of their Fate, but can this hold true in the universe of X, where Destiny is foreordained ?
Cheating Fate (9 parts) - 1996What happens when an ordinary girl leading an ordinary life suddenly finds her soul gripped by an horrible vision and when strange god characters abruptly disrupt her existence ? I know I would run away or start writing fiction. As for Fiona...
A sequel to Rg Veda, in an unusual setting.
Take this Gift (complete fic) - 1997 - revised in 2000Set at the very end of Rg Veda, a vignette of Kujaku's thoughts and reasons for sacrificing himself for Ashura.
Quite dark... Vignette.
Bad Blood (9 parts) - 2002Crossover with Rurouni Kenshin, this fic is set in the set of fanfics depicting the Sumeragi chronicles, and is a direct sequel to Night-Painted Hearts, which you can find in the Rurouni Kenshin section.
Erin's Gift (9 parts) - 1999/2000This is a rather special Tokyo Babylon fanfic. Why? Because it's set in the year 1608, and starts with a strange young woman leaving her native Ireland to accompany an English delegation to Japan with the mission of negociating trade agreements. She is no one, she's just a caretaker of horses.
Her name is Aislinn, and she will be the origin of a rather special characteristic of one of Clamp's most famous characters.
Featuring beautiful art by Sablotin. Many thanks to him for bringing life to Aislinn in this wonderful fashion =)
Night has Fallen (complete fic) - 1997The end of the Subaru/Seishirou battle... Guess who wins ?
Dark, and might make you wonder about the winner's sanity... Vignette.
Peace is only for Fools (9 parts) - 1995Crossover with Saint Seiya. After the Hades, Shun finds himself in a Tokyo he doesn't recognize. Everybody he knew is gone... Shortly after this quite unsettling discovery, he finds a very badly wounded onmyouji person...
Raindrops are Made of Tears (complete fic) - 1997Subaru visits his sister right after his awakening in the hospital and his confrontation with Seishirou.
The Tree of Blood and Hope (5 parts) - 1997This story is placed right at the end of the 7th tankoubon, and is mixed with the universe of the Eald Wood Novels by C.J. Cherryh, more specifically The Tree of Swords and Jewels (yes my title is a shameless reference :P). Credits to Jason who argued with me about the end until I agreed to write something... Fitting...
There is no X reference, although it might be said that the end hints at X, but an X that would have to be different from Clamp's...
Come to think of it, where does the Sakura come from ? What is it ? What if someone knew, and had been waiting for a long time ?... And which is stronger, hope, or blood ?
When the Dark Waltz Ends (12 parts) - 1999Seishirou has won, and suddenly finds his life unusually dull. A young gaijin arrives in Japan, and somehow keeps meeting this dark and handsome veterinarian... Perhaps Kassandra should not be so curious, but when you are an assistant in a criminal brigade with only menial work to do, what else can you do to pass the time than getting a look at closed files that inexplicably remain on the police's server ?
Sweet Dreams are Made of Kisses (complete fic) - 1997A dream... And then reality. Set some time in what is/will be the 3rd volume of Wish, once Kohaku has learnt that he/she must go back to Heaven.
Saturday Night Oyster (complete fic) - 1998What will happen when a group of friends meet, drink Baileys and start talking about manga in general and then CLAMP...
Night-Painted Hearts (8 parts) - 2000This fic is the sequel to The Other Side of Twilight, that you can find just below, and is set some time after the end of the Revenge story arc, but before the end of the manga itself. Everyone has gone back to a peaceful life, but things are happening in Kyoto. Murders are committed in the night, when the moon is full; a strange, apparently random reaping of lives which is about to engulf everything in its wake. A hidden, insidious threat on the future of Japan, and on the lives of those who fought in the shadows during the Meiji Restoration.
Please, read the foreword carefully, for the events depicted in this story are tied to events told not only in "The Other Side of Twilight", but in Erin'sGift as well.
The Other Side of Twilight (6 parts) - 1999Japan, in the beginning of the year 1864. Civil unrest grows in Kyoto, and Fate is about to change many people's lives forever. Tokio is a young woman whose most immediate concern is to keep her little bit of freedom and independance, but very soon she will find herself taken away by the storm of change. Can one oppose what is, in the end, nothing else than Destiny itself? This fic is set during the time of the OVAs of RK, and tells my vision of how two characters came to meet one another. I have added to this fic concepts from Tokyo Babylon by Clamp to the RK universe. It's one of my favourites.... ^^
When Evil Smiles (complete fic) - 1998Fic wholly focused on Shinomori Aoshi, set a short time after the Kanryu matter. Shinomori Aoshi has buried his former companions and then gone on his way... I have often wondered what had happened to him during the interval between that moment and when he shows up again during the Kyoto story... This fic also contains a chara whose name is very well-known from another series I shall not reveal *EG*... This fic definitely stems from a very evil idea of mine...
Night is the Mirror of my Soul (complete fic) - 1997This one stems from my frustration after having watched the 3 OVAs of Earthian... Obviously, I enjoyed it, but I'm missing a lot of things from the manga... I just HAD to deal with one scene of Earthian 3... Not my favourite, but writing it took the frustration out as usual ! :P
Weariness (complete fic) - 1998A short fic focused on Misato's thoughts about what she does and why. I wrote this after having seen only 12 eps of EVA, so the chara may seem off, but it shouldn't be too bad. Warning : this is not a very cheery fic...
BAIT's Life is an Ever Peaceful River (complete fic) - 1998A blurb for this little piece of madness ? Well... Mmmm... Two friends start arguing about accompanying a third one back to London at the end of her visit and in so doing provide invaluable fic material... ^^
Revolution (Complete Fic) - 1998Some few days ago, I was challenged by one of the victims of "BAIT's life is an ever peaceful river" to write something even more outrageous than that... I noted with interest the lack of "no don't do it" requests from the other victims.
So I can safely say : don't blame me *NEG*
This is a continuation of sorts of the first one, although you'll find that the style has changed. This one isn't as obviously silly as the other.Blame it on the Utena music that I listened to on repeat during the whole time I wrote this fic...
Warning : all characters portrayed therein are evil/twisted/well-deserved parodies of their real counterparts. All hints are there on purpose, and the most obvious impossibility in the end is of course a direct reference to a show I am NOT addicted to, I'll stress that : I AM MOST CERTAINLY NOT addicted to this show... ^^
as Long as Roses Last.... (4 Parts) - 1999And yet another silly--let me stress that SILLY--continuation, based on my before-last stay in Cambridge. Warning, I have been having a lot of fun, so please do NOT take any of this seriously. All the people I depict in there are very dear friends...despite some perhaps confusing appearances ^^;;;;
Oh yes, I doubt you will find it of any interest if you don't know the group of friends involved or my humble self. ^^;;;