10Potluck One-Shots » Oneshots written for fandom events, mostly from the Secret Santa and the Birthday Bash events, posted altogether for ease and coherency. Rating T due to some oneshots containing swearing or unpleasant imagery, but any such oneshot will come with warnings. Will be updated sporadically.
Cat Returns, T, English, chapters: 3, words: 8k+, favs: 8, follows: 6, updated: 9/3/2018 published: 7/22/2018
5 Do You Trust Me? Oneshot. Persephone, the lonely Cat Queen, is whisked away to to another world by a dashing Creation. Originally posted to Tumblr 18.02.17
Cat Returns, K, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 12, follows: 1, 11/11/2017
91 The Bureau Files: Series 4 » A year has passed, and Haru Yoshioka is still gone. But the world turns regardless. There are clients to help and monsters to stop and adventures to be had. And when a distress call comes through with a very familiar voice, what else can the Bureau do but get involved? Because perhaps, just perhaps, the Bureau can save what has been lost. Cover art by Angie/drawerofdoodles.
Cat Returns, T, English, Adventure & Supernatural, chapters: 14, words: 97k+, favs: 36, follows: 33, updated: 8/18/2017 published: 5/5/2017
151 The Bureau Files: Series 3 » When magic is accidentally released upon the world, new Creations spring to life, causing chaos wherever they go. Now it's up to the Bureau to mend their mistakes before it's too late. But as the year comes to its end, time is running out for Haru Yoshioka. Cover art by Angie/drawerofdoodles.
Cat Returns, T, English, Adventure & Fantasy, chapters: 15, words: 121k+, favs: 60, follows: 36, updated: 4/29/2017 published: 11/6/2015
14 Senescence All things must age. All things must end. Even Creations. But that isn't always bad. A very short one-shot/ficlet, originally posted on Tumblr, on the concept of Creation lifespans. Rated T for mention of death/suicide.
Cat Returns, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, words: 1k+, favs: 20, follows: 3, 4/17/2017
71 The Last Gryphon » There once was a monster, and that monster was slain by a youth, and that youth became king – or so the story goes. But when a young baron finds his beliefs challenged, what monsters will he awaken? "Everything we know about you… is wrong."
Cat Returns, T, English, Fantasy & Romance, chapters: 15, words: 77k+, favs: 51, follows: 32, updated: 8/12/2016 published: 4/22/2016
109 The Dreamers » *Christmas Special 2014* In the darkness, a new threat rises from the old and Pitch's legacy lives on in unexpected places. Meanwhile, all Haru wanted was a quiet Christmas. She should have known better. SEQUEL/CROSSOVER.
Cat Returns & Rise of the Guardians, T, English, Adventure & Fantasy, chapters: 25, words: 81k+, favs: 52, follows: 30, updated: 7/24/2015 published: 12/1/2014
149 The Bureau Files: Series 2 » Haru's back with the Cat Bureau, but juggling her two separate lives is proving trickier than she thought. It would be a lot easier if certain people didn't go wandering into other worlds too... Cover art by Angie/drawerofdoodles.
Cat Returns, T, English, Adventure & Fantasy, chapters: 16, words: 131k+, favs: 81, follows: 26, updated: 12/9/2014 published: 8/22/2014
31Cups of Tea » A collection of modern human!AU oneshots, centring around The Cat Returns characters as they stumble through ordinary, human life. Ongoing.
Cat Returns, K+, English, Friendship & Humor, chapters: 3, words: 16k+, favs: 37, follows: 39, updated: 11/15/2014 published: 10/31/2014
105 Blade's Edge » "Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult." AU.
Cat Returns, T, English, Adventure & Humor, chapters: 17, words: 73k+, favs: 93, follows: 48, updated: 7/4/2014 published: 2/22/2014
2 Somebody's Child "Mary Margaret stands before the mirror and wonders." ONESHOT. Set between Season 2 and Season 3; Mary Margaret is back in Storybrook, pregnant, and with no memory of the past year. She can't help but question. Because when was anything ever as it seemed in Storybrook?
Once Upon a Time, K+, English, Angst & Mystery, words: 1k+, favs: 5, follows: 2, 3/12/2014, David N./Prince Charming, Snow White/Mary M. Blanchard
122 A Christmas Heart » *Christmas Special 2013* Two friends unlucky in love exchange homes over the Christmas period only to fall for those around them. Simple, right? AU. *cover art by PsychEmpress*
Cat Returns, T, English, Romance & Family, chapters: 25, words: 71k+, favs: 70, follows: 33, updated: 2/20/2014 published: 12/1/2013
142 The Bureau Files: Series 1 » Ten years later, Haru finds herself dragged back into the world of Creations, catastrophes, and one dapper-looking cat. Cover art by Angie/drawerofdoodles.
Cat Returns, T, English, Adventure & Fantasy, chapters: 15, words: 108k+, favs: 110, follows: 37, updated: 11/29/2013 published: 8/23/2013
91 Reflections » Two young women separated by class find themselves involved in a swap. There was only one rule Haru had been given: under no circumstances was she to agree to any matchmaking schemes... AU.
Cat Returns, T, English, Romance & Friendship, chapters: 15, words: 57k+, favs: 88, follows: 29, updated: 8/9/2013 published: 5/10/2013
273 Not That Simple » Could something as simple as love break a curse? Then again, when was love ever simple? AU.
Cat Returns, T, English, Romance & Family, chapters: 29, words: 83k+, favs: 158, follows: 76, updated: 5/3/2013 published: 9/25/2012
140 A Little Ballerina » *Christmas Special 2012* In hindsight, it all went wrong when the Baron arrived on the doorstep, Haru decided. After all, there are only so many ways to react to being turned into a foot-high figurine. She just wasn't sure whether to commend or condemn him. AU.
Cat Returns, T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 25, words: 80k+, favs: 140, follows: 32, updated: 12/31/2012 published: 12/1/2012
192 Haunted » "You're leaving me alone in the middle of winter in a rickety old castle rumoured by the locals to be haunted." Haru smiled brightly. "What could possibly go wrong?" AU.
Cat Returns, T, English, Romance & Supernatural, chapters: 21, words: 50k+, favs: 189, follows: 69, updated: 9/28/2012 published: 5/18/2012
291 Being Human » Just because he was no longer human didn't make him any less of a person. Easy to believe, harder to apply. And almost impossible when choosing him would condemn her own humanity. AU.
Cat Returns, T, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 40, words: 93k+, favs: 158, follows: 64, updated: 5/11/2012 published: 8/18/2011
156 Wildcard » It first started with the nightmares that bled into her life, and then the questions about their past started. About both their pasts. But when reality can be twisted by words, is free will an option? SEQUEL/CROSSOVER.
Cat Returns & Princess Tutu, T, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 30, words: 91k+, favs: 55, follows: 13, updated: 2/6/2012 published: 7/18/2011
15 Happy Now She's happy now and that's a fact. So who was he to mess with that? But she couldn't help herself from looking back just one last time. ONESHOT/SEQUEL.
Cat Returns, K, English, Friendship & Family, words: 1k+, favs: 28, follows: 3, 1/1/2012