At Second Blush Part Two of the Mother of the Bride Series - In the three months since her only child's wedding, Beth Marks' life completely changed. Not only did she fall in love again, but she, Rio, and his son, Marcus, became a family together. Now, that family is about to grow. Doubly so.
Good Girls, 2018, M, English, Drama & Romance, words: 7k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 7/2, [Beth B., Rio] OC
28A Prince's Part » "Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy, but, in passing it over, he is superior, for it is a prince's part to pardon." Francis Bacon
Sons of Anarchy, M, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 5, words: 33k+, favs: 30, follows: 39, updated: 6/29 published: 2/5/2021, [Jax, Tara] Hale, Tig
Anywhere Part IV of Vague Places: Camila has a meeting with Batman, James continues to manipulate his boss, Teresa deciphers something from the notebook, and James sheds light on the Vargas' marriage.
Queen of the South, T, English, Drama & Crime, words: 4k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 6/6, [James Valdez, Teresa Mendoza] Camila Vargas, Batman
2 Scythed Out Mutually Assured... - Part Seven: Adalind Schade isn't sure if she's more irritated that Reapers went after her friend or that she is friends with someone incapable of defending himself against Reapers. No, wait. Scratch that. She knows exactly what makes her the most irate: that Nick doesn't seem to care about either of her problems. Ugh. Stupid, selfish Grimm!
Grimm, T, English, Friendship & Humor, words: 2k+, favs: 12, follows: 7, 5/7, [Adalind S., Nick B.] Monroe
1 Plus One For Beth Marks, the only thing worse than having to deal with her ex-husband and the father of the bride at her only daughter's wedding was once being married to him. Now, she just needs to survive the reception without killing the insufferable ass, and the day will be a success.
Good Girls, 2018, M, English, Romance & Drama, words: 7k+, favs: 7, follows: 5, 4/10, [Beth B., Rio] Dean B., OC
A Whirlwind Affair The Why of It All - Part II: After Thony told Arman about the FBI approaching her, together, they immediately formed a plan to keep her and her sister-in-law safe from threats of deportation. Now, it's time to put that plan into motion, including not one but two weddings, a honeymoon, and a game of H-O-R-S-E.
Cleaning Lady, 2022, T, English, Drama & Romance, words: 4k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 3/31, [Arman M., Thony D.] Garrett M., Fiona D.
1 The Greatest Danger of All The Why of It All - Part I: She has only known him for a few weeks, but knowing Arman Morales has not only put her life in danger but also saved it multiple times. Knowing Arman has stained Thony's hands with the blood of dead men. And, now, knowing him has saved her son's life as well. Perhaps that's why, for reasons she cannot allow herself to explore, Thony trusts him.
Cleaning Lady, 2022, T, English, Drama & Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, 3/19, [Thony D., Arman M.] Garrett M., Fiona D.
1 A Green Christmas It's Christmas Eve and Rio and Elizabeth are getting ready for a party at his Mom's house when the doorbell rings. And rings. And rings. They think it's a delivery - a last minute present arriving just in time. But they're wrong... very, very wrong.
Good Girls, 2018, M, English, Romance & Humor, words: 3k+, favs: 7, follows: 5, 1/5, [Beth B., Rio] Dean B.
Long Way Down On his way out of town and on vacation for the first time in his life, James learns of a winter storm that will see Dallas brought to its knees: no way in and no way out, loss of power, few supplies. There was a point just a few months back when such a weather report wouldn't have made him even pause, but that was before... her.
Queen of the South, T, English, Drama & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 1/2, Teresa Mendoza, James Valdez, Kim B.
3 Jolly Old Sergeant Wu When Wu learns that Captain Renard told his four year old daughter, Diana, that there is no such thing as Santa Claus, he vows to provide the little girl with some holiday magic while proving to her that the myth is actually a legend.
Grimm, T, English, Romance & Humor, words: 5k+, favs: 20, follows: 11, 1/1, [Adalind S., Nick B.] Sgt. Wu
6 A Family Recipe A missing dog, a flooded road, and unvoiced feelings conspire to bring Ross and Demelza together over Christmas. Can a little holiday magic bring the stubborn fools together, or are they a lost cause?
Poldark, M, English, Romance & Drama, words: 13k+, favs: 4, follows: 1, 12/29/2021, [Ross P., Demelza C.] Verity P.
8 Ogrely Aggressive Part Six of the Mutually Assured… Series: Three months ago, Detective Nick Burkhardt would have said that ogres didn't exist, and even if they did, the worst thing about them would have been the onion breath. Unfortunately, he was wrong about both assumptions.
Grimm, T, English, Humor & Adventure, words: 6k+, favs: 19, follows: 14, 11/19/2021, [Nick B., Adalind S.] Hank G., Monroe
Part III of the Vague Places Series: Gone James learns more about Pote and why he's with them in Dallas, has another confrontation with Camila, and grows closer with Teresa as they find some direction for her thirst for revenge against Epifanio.
Queen of the South, T, English, Drama & Angst, words: 3k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 11/12/2021, [James Valdez, Teresa Mendoza] Camila Vargas, Pote Galvez
1 Walk-Off Rio could feel retirement nipping at his heels. To prepare, he had his agent/lawyer set up local advertisement gigs for him. Rio's expectation is that he's readying himself for the next phase of his life; what he doesn't expect is to completely turn his life upside down and inside out, but that's exactly what happens when he agrees to star in a commercial for Boland Motors.
Good Girls, 2018, M, English, Drama & Romance, words: 36k+, favs: 11, follows: 5, 10/26/2021, [Beth B., Rio]
2 Nowhere Part Two of the Vague Places Series: James returns to Dallas to face Camila's wrath for his disappearance, and James and Teresa work on building their trust and friendship rather than plotting her revenge.
Queen of the South, T, English, Drama & Angst, words: 3k+, favs: 3, follows: 2, 9/27/2021, [James Valdez, Teresa Mendoza] Camila Vargas
7 We're Going on a Man Hunt Mutually Assured... Part V: All Adalind wanted to do was get drunk on eggnog and figure out the best placement for the miniature lampposts, but noo! Instead, the Grimm had to come along - uninvited, of course! - and give her and the Blutbad some sob story about a kidnapped Wesen who didn't know who or what she was. The worst part? She might actually... care! Alcohol is bad.
Grimm, T, English, Humor & Adventure, words: 4k+, favs: 21, follows: 13, 9/18/2021, [Adalind S., Nick B.] Monroe, Holly C.
1 Here When James Valdez was ordered to attend the Vargas Cartel's Christmas party, he expected boredom and annoyance. What he wasn't expecting was trouble with a capital T... as in Teresa, the attractive, smarter and more capable than even she realized woman he found eavesdropping outside of his employer, Camila Vargas', bedroom. Now, what is he going to do with her?
Queen of the South, M, English, Drama & Angst, words: 4k+, favs: 3, follows: 2, 9/11/2021, [Teresa Mendoza, James Valdez] Camila Vargas, El Guero
1 Earning Her MRS Beth Marks always wanted to be a teacher. But then life happened. Suddenly, she's 37, and it has been fifteen years since she graduated with a degree in education, a degree she's never used. But then her marriage falls apart, prompting Beth to finally do what she's always wanted with her life, and she won't let anyone get in her way.
Good Girls, 2018, M, English, Romance & Drama, words: 27k+, favs: 16, follows: 8, 9/2/2021, Rio, Beth B., Annie M., Ruby H.
2To Love, Honor, and Frame » It took Beth six hours to start having doubts about her brand new marriage, six days to realize she had made a mistake, six weeks to figure out that her husband was already cheating on her, six months to give up on her marriage, and six years to finally and definitely do something about it.
Good Girls, 2018, M, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 5, words: 41k+, favs: 19, follows: 17, updated: 8/19/2021 published: 7/14/2021, [Beth B., Rio] Annie M., Ruby H.
2 But I Broke My Wings for You When seventeen year old Rio - just three months shy of his eighteenth birthday - is released from Juvie, the last thing he wants or thinks he needs is some pushy, know-it-all social worker gettin' all up in his business, but at least she's easy on the eyes, yeah?
Good Girls, 2018, M, English, Drama & Romance, words: 18k+, favs: 9, follows: 5, 5/31/2021, [Beth B., Rio]