7 Clockwork Skeleton Barok must do a good job of hiding the fact that he's losing his mind. No one seems to realize he's falling apart, but he thinks he must be. He knows that portraits don't talk.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, T, English, Angst, words: 3k+, 12/9, B. van Zieks, K. Asogi
6 Matters of the Heart The time has come to return to Japan, but everyone is worried about leaving Kazuma behind. In the hopes of soothing Susato's and Naruhodo's worries, Mikotoba resolves to find some reassurance that van Zieks will properly care for his apprentice and recover from his own trial. No one thinks this is going to help, but he intends to say goodbye to an old friend.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 16k+, 11/18, B. van Zieks, K. Asogi, Y. Mikotoba
346Worth a Thousand Words » A collection of short stories and drabbles based on one-word prompts. Various characters and genres, but predominantly angsty and Gray-centric. Current: Zenith—Directly above her, picked out in twinkling lights at its zenith, the constellation Aquarius stood proudly against the night sky. Something twisted deep in Lucy's chest, another loss she hadn't quite recovered from.
Fairy Tail, T, English, Angst & Humor, chapters: 52, words: 67k+, favs: 125, follows: 106, updated: 11/5 published: 9/14/2017, Erza S., Gray F., Lucy H., Natsu D.
90 Transference » At first Kazuma thinks he's made a massive mistake choosing to remain in van Zieks's care, but he slowly learns to rely on his mentor. Van Zieks teaches Kazuma about more than just the law and is his staunchest support in London—at least until everything falls apart. When Kazuma is exiled for his own safety, he must convince van Zieks to change his mind or learn to accept the loss.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, chapters: 13, words: 118k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, updated: 10/21 published: 7/29, B. van Zieks, K. Asogi
5 Broken Things and New Beginnings Barok goes to tea as promised and walks into an ambush. Iris is excited to get to know her newfound family, but Barok knows this is the only chance they're going to have. It's too dangerous for her to be associated with him, and he's prepared to walk away. Unfortunately, she is very stubborn, and the premature arrival of Sholmes and the Nipponese contingent does not help matters.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, words: 17k+, favs: 3, follows: 1, 7/1, H. Sholmes, Iris W., B. van Zieks, K. Asogi
9 Yield to the Inevitable Yato is folding again, crushed under the sudden weight of hopelessness from which there seems to be no escape. Yukine and Hiyori don't understand what's wrong, but they know Yato isn't acting like himself. When he disappears, they go to Kazuma for help. And Kazuma knows where to look, but some things cannot be so easily fixed.
Noragami/ノラガミ, K+, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 9k+, favs: 6, follows: 4, 6/24, Yato, Yukine, Hiyori I., Kazuma
10 Symmetry and Sacrifice Erza and Gray have a tacit understanding not to pry into each other's pasts, but that's going to change on Galuna. Erza will pry as much as she needs to in order to be sure he'll be okay. After all, what kind of friend would she be if she let his suicide attempts go unchallenged?
Fairy Tail, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 4k+, favs: 13, follows: 4, 6/11, Erza S., Gray F.
23 The Hound » Van Zieks picks up a new project that he expects to have...repercussions. Kazuma isn't sure what that means, but whatever he expected, it wasn't for someone to set a hound on the man in a twisted parody of the Professor killings. And he certainly doesn't expect van Zieks to keep the dog as his new companion. Whether he's sending a message or making friends, it can't end well.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, chapters: 4, words: 43k+, favs: 1, updated: 6/5 published: 5/14, B. van Zieks, K. Asogi
3 Perjury and Pistols When van Zieks is found shot after an argument, the blame quickly falls on Kazuma. Everyone knows he hates the man. Ryunosuke postpones his return to Japan to defend his friend, but in an entirely circumstantial case, it's impossible to know what happened until van Zieks wakes. Sometimes the truth really is as simple as it seems...and sometimes it's a good deal messier.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, T, English, Angst & Drama, words: 3k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 5/6, R. Naruhodou, B. van Zieks, K. Asogi
3 Recommendation When Stronghart lets it slip that van Zieks recommended Ryunosuke's courtroom privileges be reinstated to act as the defense in Harebrayne's trial, Ryunosuke is flabbergasted. He thinks the whole thing might be one big misunderstanding, but he goes to the Prosecutor's Office for answers. He should have talked it out with Susato first. She can tell when something will be a bad idea.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, K+, English, words: 6k+, favs: 2, 4/29, R. Naruhodou, B. van Zieks
34 Wandering Soul » Lyon already has his hands full trying to resurrect a demon, and he doesn't need the ghost of his childhood enemy getting in his way. Maybe ghost. Gray doesn't seem to think he's dead, but he might as well be since Lyon has no problem waiting for him to fade away into nothing.
Fairy Tail, T, English, Drama & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 8, words: 31k+, favs: 22, follows: 20, updated: 4/22 published: 10/28/2022, Gray F., Lyon V.
24 The Case of the Gun in the Study » Van Zieks is quietly falling apart after the truth of the Professor case is leaked to the press. When he is banished from the office to recover, he is quickly discovered shot in his own home—the most brazen attack to date. The problem is, he has many enemies, and it could be anyone. Kazuma is determined to crack the case, even if van Zieks does not seem to want it solved.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, T, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 4, words: 49k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, updated: 4/14 published: 3/18, H. Sholmes, Iris W., B. van Zieks, K. Asogi
30 Jigsaw » Somehow, Yukine never truly believed Hiyori would forget or Yato might disappear. But by the time he finds the notebook hidden beneath the floorboards, it's already too late. Somehow it hurts even more to find all these pieces of Yato when he's not coming back.
Noragami/ノラガミ, T, English, Angst & Family, chapters: 5, words: 29k+, favs: 19, follows: 15, updated: 2/25 published: 10/28/2022, Yukine, Hiyori I., Kofuku, Vaisravana V./Bishamonten
11 Never Trust a Survivor » Natsu is skeptical that Gray is as traumatized by Avatar as everyone seems to think he is, but something is definitely wrong with him. Gray might not talk, but Natsu figures he can shake some answers out of him. But it's dangerous to rattle someone who's already rattled, and a series of missteps only pushes Gray farther away. It's only a matter of time before something snaps.
Fairy Tail, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, chapters: 2, words: 16k+, favs: 34, follows: 19, updated: 9/22/2022 published: 9/3/2022, Erza S., Gray F., Lucy H., Natsu D.
4 Xenial Each of the gods had their own brand of hospitality and did things their own way, but in the end, they were all building up to much the same thing.
Noragami/ノラガミ, K, English, Family, words: 1k+, favs: 5, follows: 2, 9/3/2022, Yato, Kofuku, Vaisravana V./Bishamonten, Ebisu
9 Zero Out Hiyori's end comes on slowly, but much too fast. Yato is no one's savior, and he can't rescue her. And when Yukine demands that he name her instead, he can't explain why that would kill them all. With Yukine putting all the blame squarely on his shoulders, Yato might lose them both in the end anyway.
Noragami/ノラガミ, K, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 10k+, favs: 13, follows: 4, 7/8/2022, Yato, Yukine, Hiyori I., Vaisravana V./Bishamonten
3 The Sighted Juvia has the foresight to realize Gray shouldn't be alone after his father's "death", but not enough to stop him from disappearing in the night. Gray is walking blind, one foot over the edge, and he's bound to fall eventually. And in hindsight, Erza should have known that sending Gray into Avatar was inviting disaster.
Fairy Tail, K+, English, Angst, words: 1k+, favs: 7, follows: 3, 7/8/2022, Erza S., Gray F., Juvia L.
8 Second Chances Each shinki who helps with Yukine's ablution has their own reasons. Yato has given them their own second chances, and they are willing to repay those favors to give Yukine his second chance too.
Noragami/ノラガミ, K, English, Friendship, words: 3k+, favs: 15, follows: 6, 5/28/2022, Yato, Yukine, Daikoku, Kazuma
7 Priorities When a job goes wrong, Natsu has to prioritize Gray's life and leave his scarf behind. And while he would like to get it back right away, Gray is a mess and the dark guild seems to have vanished into thin air. He doesn't regret it, exactly, because there are more important things. But he wants it back, and so does Gray.
Fairy Tail, K+, English, Friendship & Hurt/Comfort, words: 14k+, favs: 35, follows: 12, 5/28/2022, Gray F., Natsu D.
9 Ties That Bind Even once Yato returns from Yomi and provides a glimpse into his past, Yukine resents that lack of trust and still wants to know why he hid everything from them. He wants to know why Yato didn't even give them his real name, especially with how important names are to gods and shinki. When he presses the point, he might get more than he bargained for.
Noragami/ノラガミ, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 3k+, favs: 21, follows: 9, 4/8/2022, Yato, Yukine