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62Patchwork Family » Barok doesn't owe anyone anything, so why does he feel so strangely responsible for the orphaned and mentorless children left behind in the wreckage when the dust settles? Against his better judgment, he chooses to stay and take responsibility instead of retiring to the countryside, and this single decision somehow alters the course of his life as it slowly draws everyone together.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, T, English, Family & Friendship, chapters: 7, words: 73k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, updated: 5/25 published: 4/13, Iris W., B. van Zieks, K. Asogi, Gina L.
10 Postscript (It's Not Over Till the Last Ghost Is Dead) Three months after his trial, Barok loses a case and the clock starts ticking. Maybe the Reaper truly is gone, or maybe not. He's holding his breath, waiting. He's not ready to believe it's really over just yet.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, K+, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 8k+, 3/2, B. van Zieks, K. Asogi
7 Pride and Prejudice Ryunosuke and Susato are returning to London, and Kazuma can hardly wait. But as their arrival draws closer, it begins stirring up old feelings and insecurities that he would have rather left in the past where they belong. The time is coming when he must decide if he has overcome his demons enough to be worthy of taking up his father's blade again, and he isn't sure if he's ready.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Humor, words: 6k+, favs: 1, 2/3, B. van Zieks, K. Asogi
10 Close Calls Wandering the London streets after nightfall, Ryunosuke stumbles into the middle of an assassination attempt in progress. Which is already frightening enough without putting him on a collision course with the Reaper. Barok just wants to get to the hospital before he bleeds out, and being stuck on babysitting duty with a chatty defense attorney is not improving his mood.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, K+, English, Drama & Hurt/Comfort, words: 13k+, favs: 5, follows: 1, 1/6, R. Naruhodou, B. van Zieks, T. Gregson
11 Necessary Evils When the only obvious option to save Erza's life is to cut off the arm poisoned by Cobra's snake, Lyon doesn't hesitate to take action. He can do what needs to be done, no matter how ugly it might be. He always has. He just wishes it didn't dredge up so many memories he'd rather leave buried.
Fairy Tail, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 6k+, favs: 6, follows: 2, 12/27/2023, Gray F., Lyon V.
12 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+, favs: 1, 12/9/2023, B. van Zieks, K. Asogi
9 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+, favs: 2, 11/18/2023, B. van Zieks, K. Asogi, Y. Mikotoba
347Worth 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: 124, follows: 105, updated: 11/5/2023 published: 9/14/2017, Erza S., Gray F., Lucy H., Natsu D.
93 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: 2, follows: 1, updated: 10/21/2023 published: 7/29/2023, B. van Zieks, K. Asogi
6 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: 5, follows: 1, 7/1/2023, H. Sholmes, Iris W., B. van Zieks, K. Asogi
13 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: 13, follows: 6, 6/24/2023, Yato, Yukine, Hiyori I., Kazuma
11 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: 16, follows: 4, 6/11/2023, Erza S., Gray F.
26 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: 2, updated: 6/5/2023 published: 5/14/2023, B. van Zieks, K. Asogi
4 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: 3, follows: 1, 5/6/2023, R. Naruhodou, B. van Zieks, K. Asogi
4 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: 4, 4/29/2023, R. Naruhodou, B. van Zieks
35 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: 25, follows: 21, updated: 4/22/2023 published: 10/28/2022, Gray F., Lyon V.
26 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: 4, follows: 1, updated: 4/14/2023 published: 3/18/2023, H. Sholmes, Iris W., B. van Zieks, K. Asogi
34 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: 22, follows: 15, updated: 2/25/2023 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: 36, 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: 8, follows: 3, 9/3/2022, Yato, Kofuku, Vaisravana V./Bishamonten, Ebisu
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