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4Campaign Season » Spring is the season of new beginnings, but the start of a war likely isn't quite what that sentiment intends. Between border-folk seeing signs years ago, oddly knowing soldiers insisting, and support from the highest echelons of Sunhame, the Firestarters of Karse have more allies than they've had in centuries. But will allies from within be enough? Pt 12 of Friends Across Borders
Valdemar universe, M, English, Fantasy & Adventure, chapters: 13, words: 80k+, favs: 13, follows: 15, updated: 1/1 published: 6/27/2022
16 The Cursed Winter » It feels like half the nation is converging on Sunhame in the hopes of glimpsing another series of miracles - hopes that all those actually involved in the last year's miracles are, in turn, very much hoping will be dashed. Unfortunately for all involved, there will be few, if any, miracles. There will be no less work. Part 11 of the Friends Across Borders Series.
Valdemar universe, M, English, Adventure & Friendship, chapters: 31, words: 271k+, favs: 19, follows: 13, updated: 12/23/2021 published: 10/10/2020
84 Rekindling Relations » Kir's family hadn't seen him in years, assuming him dead had been easier for everyone. Kir himself hadn't seen his family in decades, and had consciously avoided thinking about them for almost as long - assuming them lost to him forever had been safer. But a letter arrived, another was sent and they couldn't avoid breaking those illusions any longer. Friends Across Borders - Pt. 10
Valdemar universe, M, English, Adventure & Family, chapters: 22, words: 137k+, favs: 50, follows: 46, updated: 8/5/2019 published: 6/14/2017
749A Political Perspective » Hatake Kakashi was a shinobi, and as a shinobi, the only people who could give him orders were his military superiors. The idea that a Council made up of civilians and peers was under the impression they could give him orders...displeased him. Or: He was ordered to pass Team 7. He was fine with that, until they actually passed.
Naruto, T, English, Adventure, chapters: 12, words: 52k+, favs: 5k+, follows: 6k+, updated: 1/7/2019 published: 6/27/2014, Naruto U., Sasuke U., Sakura H., Kakashi H.
100 Redefining a Firestarter » Solaris, True Born Son of Sun, has Ascended. The work has just begun. Time to rediscover Old Ways, craft new ones and see if an old but new Firestarting Order will emerge from the ashes. Thankfully, Ancar has offered plenty of fuel for rebuilding their reputation as protectors of the innocent, rather than burners of children. Let us set them on fire! Friends Across Borders - Pt. 9
Valdemar universe, M, English, Adventure & Friendship, chapters: 28, words: 136k+, favs: 86, follows: 61, updated: 4/22/2017 published: 1/1/2015
123Captain Brooklyn: Beat Cop » Steve doesn't pause when he sees the bizarre changes to Times Square. He escapes. He learns. And in true Captain America fashion, he refuses to hide and decides to take the fight to Hydra (because who else would capture him?), hiding among New York's Finest. Between the Academy and his old/new friends, he should have plenty of back-up in the fight against Hydra, now SHIELD.
Avengers, T, English, Adventure & Humor, chapters: 10, words: 23k+, favs: 707, follows: 720, updated: 9/10/2016 published: 9/23/2014, Captain America/Steve R., Agent Phil Coulson
62Storm of Sand, Rage of Fire » Makiguchi Katashi, personal guard to the Godaime Kazekage, woke up five years before the failed invasion of Konoha. Unsure if he was trapped in a genjutsu (as they had been fighting Uchihas), he played along until he realized one thing. His best friend was killed by his then-yet-now-crazy Kage today. So he had to try. He failed, but that was okay. Because it wasn't a genjutsu.
Naruto, T, English, Adventure & Friendship, chapters: 11, words: 45k+, favs: 473, follows: 464, updated: 9/10/2016 published: 10/18/2014, Naruto U., Kakashi H., Gaara, OC
52 Son Rising » The wheels of revolution turn slowly, and occasionally need obstacles burned to ash. Just as well Solaris had a Firestarter on call, burning things to ash was what he did. With a Witch-Enforcer at his back, His Holiness Firestarter Dinesh was looking to expand his job description. The term 'troubleshooter' comes to mind. Part 8 in Friends Across Borders series.
Valdemar universe, M, English, Adventure & Friendship, chapters: 30, words: 84k+, favs: 59, follows: 25, updated: 12/21/2014 published: 9/23/2014
11 Igniting a Storm » When armies march, masks burn. The 62nd is reminded of just what their priest can do, Herald Griffon accidentally initiates a firestorm he can't control and Herald Anur might have alienated another Heraldic sibling. But the Rethwallen army made it to Valdemar without getting eaten by Furies, so that's something. Part 7 in Friends Across Borders series.
Valdemar universe, T, English, Adventure & Friendship, chapters: 3, words: 14k+, favs: 44, follows: 21, 6/27/2014
6 The Agent The Doctor has an appointment to keep, and for once he's the one on time. What he had hoped would be a lighthearted story-swap became a bit more serious when he stepped out of the TARDIS to see a burnt wreck where his friend's home once was and the damage to his old friend's TARDIS. But at least he hadn't gotten a new regeneration while he was gone.
Doctor Who & James Bond, T, English, Friendship & Sci-Fi, words: 2k+, favs: 44, follows: 14, 6/7/2014
8 Season of Rest » Anur's family hadn't seen him in years. When they got word he was dragging a friend 'not a Herald' home with him, they were surprised, then delighted. When Kir accepted his Herald's invitation, he had only been hoping to be distracted from the death shadowing him at the 62nd. Both agreed Anur should have given more information than 'not a Herald'. Friends Across Borders, Part 6.
Valdemar universe, T, English, Friendship & Family, chapters: 6, words: 23k+, favs: 39, follows: 15, 4/16/2014
3 Building the Bones What they had hoped was a one-time solution to a short-term problem wasn't enough. The authorities of the 62nd Cavalry may have been helpless against the whims of Sunhame, but they'd tasted hope in these past days. And desperate men with a taste of hope could do some pretty crazy things. Part 5 of Friends Across Borders. Explicit murder, hence rating.
Valdemar universe, M, English, Friendship & Drama, words: 16k+, favs: 38, follows: 7, 4/9/2014
4 May you live in interesting times » Despite an official declaration of war from Sunhame, the 62nd Cavalry finds themselves running short of everything but enemies. With six weeks until the next supply train, their Sunpriest finds himself considering some truly wild options. As Kir should have expected, crossing the border and finding his Herald was the easy part. Part 4 in Friends Across Borders.
Valdemar universe, T, English, Friendship & Adventure, chapters: 5, words: 24k+, favs: 38, follows: 8, 3/31/2014
13 Acts of Heresy: A Story in Six Parts » A Herald and a Sunpriest walked into a stable, and emerged unscathed, ten months ago. Firestarter Kir Dinesh receives a letter, asking him a deceptively simple question. How does he feel about a spot of treasonous heresy? He tells himself he's just going to see what's going on, but the moment he didn't burn the letter to ash the question was answered. 3rd in Friends Across Borders.
Valdemar universe, T, English, Friendship & Adventure, chapters: 6, words: 13k+, favs: 43, follows: 10, 3/29/2014
11On Firestarters » Herald Anur wanted to find out just what his one-night friend meant by claiming the title Firestarter, so he went to the local expert for some answers. Sunpriest Dinesh had more to worry about than contemplating the one-night meeting with a Herald, what with Ancar's raids, losing his unit's trust, and all the blasted screaming. Second in Friends Across Borders series.
Valdemar universe, T, English, Friendship, chapters: 2, words: 3k+, favs: 45, follows: 11, 3/29/2014
13 Enemy, It's Cold Outside Inns in Hardorn border towns are neutral grounds, so long as the Sunsguard don't see the Herald and the Valdemarans don't see the priests. Usually this works fine, but one winter evening found Valdemarans with a Herald and Sunsguard with a priest at the same inn. Turns out, it's too cold to kill ancient enemies. First in 'Friends Across Borders' series.
Valdemar universe, T, English, Friendship, words: 5k+, favs: 69, follows: 17, 3/28/2014
2 A Spy and an Assassin walk into a bar This had been going on for twelve years. They had been exchanging news from opposite sides of the fence for fifteen. Finally, the mission they both knew would come. Either way, this strange dalliance of theirs would be over after Cornwall. Yassen/Ian Slash.
Alex Rider, M, English, Angst & Tragedy, words: 1k+, favs: 19, follows: 4, 6/18/2012, Ian R., Yassen G.
9Kiyamvir Ma'ar II » Ma'ar, as Emperor, had duties to fulfill, one of them being the raising of an Heir. So came Kiyamvir Ma'ar II and his guard and lifebonded, Tralj: Traitors to the Emperor, Servants of the Goddess, and Immortal Guardians of the world. HIATUS, UNDERGOING EDITS.
Valdemar universe, M, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 16, words: 57k+, favs: 8, follows: 8, updated: 5/25/2012 published: 9/28/2010
11 Firecat Escort Exceptional people deserved exceptional treatment, and Firecat Reulan was there to see to it a faithful woman was recognized. In memory of my grandmother, rest in peace.
Valdemar universe, K, English, Spiritual, words: 2k+, favs: 20, follows: 4, 5/1/2012
4 Viva la Vida A reflection on an AU Harry's brief run at the top before he fell out of favor, to the song Viva la Vida by Cold Play
Harry Potter, K+, English, words: 1k+, favs: 27, follows: 11, 4/21/2010, Harry P., Ron W.
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