Penname: mraestalyn [Contact]
Real Name: Cait
Member Since: January 20, 2008
Membership Status: Member
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Name: Cait

Fave anime(s): Inuyasha, Bleach, Cowboy Bebop, & Sailor Moon

Residence: NE, USA

Fave Authors: Stephen Donaldson, Iris Johansen, Ursula LeGuin, Karen Harper, Karen Marie Monig, Jonathan Kellerman, and soooo many more

Fave Musical Artists: Vienna Teng, Edie Carey, Sia, Regina Spektor, Smashing Pumpkins, Bush, Yui... and even more

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I'm Still Here by InusMistress Rated: Salacious starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 63]

Summary:


It had all started one morning; one that Kagome would never forget. How such an argument could have led to her love’s death, she would never understand. [IK, rated for later smut ^_^] Dedicated to InuGrrrl.

Won 1st place for the "Best Tearjerker" award on ED Destined Awards, first quarter, 2007.

Won 3rd place for the "Best Melodrama" award on ED Destined Awards, first quarter, 2007.

Won 3rd place for the "Best Plot Twist" award on ED Destined Awards, third quarter, 2008.


Categories: Legends
Past Featured Story
Characters: InuYasha, Kagome, Kouga, Miroku, Sango
Genres: Angst, Hentai, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Explicit Sex, Graphic Violence, Implied Rape, Language
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 19359 Read Count: 4140

[Report This] Published: February 18, 2007 Updated: September 17, 2008


Reviewer: mraestalyn Signedstarstarstarstarstar
Date: September 20, 2008
Chapter number: 10
Title: Chapter 10: Hold Tight to What I Know

This story is quite amazing-- its hard for me to describe it with the credit it truly deserves. The depth you've created with Kagome is remarkable-- even though her heart and mind have been darkened we can still recognize her. And the love of her friends adds a strength and light in admist the nightmare she is living in. I only have one comment regarding schizophrenia- its actually not MPD (multiple personality disorder). Schizophrenia literally means 'split-mind' in which the individual loses touch with reality. Which is totally Kouga in this case. *grins* A lot of people get the 2 disorders mixed up, so I'd thought I'd shed a wee bit of light on it. I'm quite impressed with the magnitude of the psychological descriptions you've given the characters. It's truly art worthy! RATING of 10 stars!

MUCH LOVE!



Author's Response:

Thanks a lot for the review, and the info! I'll be sure to fix that soon :)

Glad you like my fic, honestly, it still gives me butterflies when I know that I've done my job well! :) 



Making Things Right by inufan625 Rated: Salacious starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 29]

Summary:
Kagome makes a wish that changes the world to give everyone a chance at the lives they were meant to have. With a new threat looming she must remember what was forgotten. AU but also ties into the story of the manga. CONTAINS LEMONS NC-17... Set in the future with ties to the past.

Blanket disclaimer: I don't own InuYasha or any of its characters. This work is no way intendended to infiringe on the copyrights of Rumiko Takahashi or various others who liscense InuYasha, or make me any money. This applies to all chapters contain within...
Categories: Legends
Characters: InuYasha, Kagome, Kagura, Kouga, Miroku, Other, Sango, Sesshomaru
Genres: Action-Adventure, Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Fluff, Hentai, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Explicit Sex, Graphic Violence, Language
Chapters: 35 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 141084 Read Count: 15902

[Report This] Published: September 16, 2007 Updated: November 11, 2013


Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: March 11, 2008
Chapter number: 22
Title: Chapter 22: Kousotsu

Hurrah! Another excellent edition! I am completely hooked on this story. You never cease to entertain and please your audience.

Author's Response: Thank you!




Summary:
The quest is over, so that only leaves one question to be answered.

“What happens now Kagome?”

She was so startled by his question that she stopped her gentle ministrations to his back. Did he really just ask what she though he did? She thought that it was obvious what the answer was; yet, it was a question that was on everyone’s mind. She had to be sure that she was hearing correctly.

“What?”

“What happens now?” He whispered softly, afraid that she didn’t want to talk about this. After all, during the time that they had known each other for, not once had this conversation ever arose.

“Well,” she said slowly, “that really depends on you.”
Categories: Fables
Characters: InuYasha, Kagome
Genres: Fluff, Oneshot, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6996 Read Count: 488

[Report This] Published: December 14, 2007 Updated: December 14, 2007


Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: January 20, 2008
Chapter number: 1
Title: Chapter 1: The Weight On His Shoulder

This was an amazing and original take on what could happen between Inuyasha and Kagome after Naraku was defeated. I was truly spellbound by the fluidity of your writing style and the psychological depth of the characters. I believe that you could make this into a longer story, as well. It left me wanting to know more about what's to happen when Inu goes to Kag's time and how the others in the group will react to Kag's suggestion that they live in modern times. I implore you, PLEASE make this into a several chaptered story!!!



White Rose by lil6ter Rated: Risque starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 152]

Summary:

Love. It’s a funny thing, really. Over the years I have been told many things about love. That it can change lives forever, or make people do stupid things. I have even been told that it can overcome anything. I believe that. It changed my life. The person who loved me did do a stupid thing because of it. Because of her, I am now...this...thing…this monster. Why? Because I didn’t love her in return. So now I wait. For fifty years I have waited for someone to love me. Do I believe that love can overcome anything? God I hope so. I pray I can find the one who can change my life forever. I have a chance to now, but can she learn to see beyond what I am, and discover who I am? She alone has the power to change my life forever, but for better or worse? A Monster… A Beauty…A Curse…A Rose…The Time Has Come…Let The Fairytale Begin…

NOMINATED FOR 2007'S IYFG FOURTH Q. BEST INU/KAG ROMANCE


Categories: Legends
Characters: InuYasha, Kagome, Other
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4502 Read Count: 3420

[Report This] Published: December 18, 2007 Updated: July 07, 2010


Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: May 23, 2008
Chapter number:
Title: White Rose

Kagome painting Inu really struck a chord with me I know that if I were in her place and saw that god-like man half nekkid in the su nlight, i'd have to capture it as well. You described it beautifully. I am always SO happy when I find out you've posted a new chapter. Good luck with the SAT's. I took 'em 2x in highschool, myself. Gosh, that was like 7 years ago! Anyways, much luck! Sending positive writing energies your way!

Author's Response:  

 

Lol...you sound just like my beta. She said the exact same thing. I wrote that scene because 1. Who can get enough of having Inu like that? And 2. It helps to show Kagome's growth in the story. At the beginning, she didn't care about him and was trying to kill him. She hated the idea of eating with him every night. Now, not only does she like spending time with him, but she wants to sleep in the same bed with him and wants to capture what he looks like in the most random moments. I think that it is also a really cute moment too ;-). Aw...thank you! I am glad to hear that you like the story so much! It means a lot to hear that stuff. Thanks for your well wishes too. I will more then likely need it ;-). Glad you liked the chapter, and thanks for the review!

 

                        ~lil6ter

 





Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: January 21, 2008
Chapter number:
Title: White Rose

Oh my word, this story is AMAZING! I love the twists and turns you throw into the plot, it deepens the character's psyches and gives it such a literary flare! I've read all of your chapters in one sitting, and I am left begging for more. I'm also surprised that you've only received 14 reviews-- you deserve to be noticed by so many more. Well, I shall keep following this wondrous story. I look forward to reading more!

Author's Response:

Twists and turns...i will have sooo many more of them. Twists that you never even dreamt of ;-). As for the 14 reviews, yes...it is a pitty. Glad you like the story and keep an eye out for it.

         ~Lil6ter





Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: February 14, 2008
Chapter number:
Title: White Rose

I have never swooned so much during a love scene! I love Inu's passion and Kagome's reactions. I am so glad you updated this-- I've been craving to read more!

Author's Response:

Tee hee. I am glad that you liked the kiss it better part. Thanks for the review!

 

      ~Lil6ter





Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: June 11, 2008
Chapter number:
Title: White Rose

Oh... wow... Inu really did it! I was simply just beyond amazed by how he approached Kagome's skepticsm. It was very Inu-- yet a bit more evasive like I'm sure how a royal would act. The banter between them had me giggling-- which I had to snort quietly to keep from waking my boyfriend. It was quite a feat to be quiet! So-- you should feel proud by that. *grins* I wish you 'bon voyage' on your trip. Where are you going again?

Author's Response:

Yup! He really did it! he took the potion and he is...or was...human. Lol...I wrote most of that banter during my math class believe it or not. I got very board. No worries, I still made it out of math with an A-. hehe...thanks. I am sooooo excited, and I never did say where ;-). The Middle Kingdom though, and not for the games.

 

 

                   ~lil6ter





Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: July 20, 2008
Chapter number:
Title: White Rose

Go girl! I don't care that much that this chappie was short. It packed a punch! I think that your depiction of Kagome's turmoil was perfect-- it fit her character for your story and it was what would most likely be her reaction to Inu's secret. I'm super excited for the next chapter! Woo!



Author's Response:  

 Lol...well good. I had to brainstorm with one of my beta's before I left and we talked for maybe a good two hours as to which direction I should take since I had several different paths in mind. In the end, we felt that this one would be the best, and I am glad that you agree. I hope that you are as excited for chapter 21 as you are now for chapter 20! Thanks for your review and I hope that you enjoy the next chapter!

 

 

~Lil6ter



Soiled by Inuyasha_SIT Rated: Salacious starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 32]

Summary:

After another fight with Inuyasha, Kagome returns to what she thinks is the comfort of her own home.  What she finds is a nightmare worse than anything the Feudal Era has ever held for her.

Disclaimer: I do NOT own Inuyasha.  I do not own any of his friends or enemies.  I do not own the world he lives in.  I'm almost 100% sure I don't even own Ishiro.  The only thing that was created completely in my own head is the plot I have placed Takahashi's characters in.


Categories: Legends
Characters: InuYasha, Kagome
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: Explicit Sex, Language, Rape/Non-consensual , Underage Sex
Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 33431 Read Count: 3152

[Report This] Published: February 04, 2008 Updated: March 20, 2008


Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: February 05, 2008
Chapter number: 1
Title: Chapter 1: Big Mouth

Excellent beginning! Your talent for expressing Inuyasha's inner turmoil is positively brilliant. You seriously should be getting more reviews than this, but I know how it is. :) I have 7 chapters and 2 reviews on this site. Don't worry! I still love the story!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! 





Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: February 05, 2008
Chapter number: 2
Title: Chapter 2: Short Fuse

Ah, Kagome's side of the story. This certainly solidifies the character's actions and personalities giving the story more strength. You were very good at painting her frustrations. I wanted to smack Inu myself.

Author's Response: I enjoyed spending quality time with each character over this one scene.  It doesn't happen again and I'm hoping that leaving it this way is enough.





Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: February 05, 2008
Chapter number: 3
Title: Chapter 3: An Intimate Conversation

*sniffles* Noooo-- I want more! I loved Inuyasha's heart-felt confession. He's never been good with words, but Kagome's own confession seemed to help him admit what he was feeling. Still hasn't proclaimed his love for her yet! I can't wait to find out the rest!

Author's Response: Up until now, it's been nothing but fluff.  In the next chapter tragedy strikes and we're all in for a wild and angsty ride. 





Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: February 07, 2008
Chapter number: 5
Title: Chapter 5: An Unwelcomed Guest (Unedited)

Onigumo's reincarnation... that's certainly a twist. Although the plot has darkened, this past scene hasn't deterred me from reading it. You were able to describe the situation from Kagome's P.O.V. which made it softer (if that sounds at all appropriate). I definitely applaud you for writing the scene-- I would think it be a hard one to describe (because of the emotions). I look forward to the next chapter.

Author's Response: Thank you very much.  Actually, and I know this is going to sound terrible, this scene was the easiest for me to write.  What girl doesn't have nightmares (or at least is terribly afraid) of some guy catching them alone and raping them?  As a writer, it's not hard to dip into those fears in myself and put them on paper.  Emotionally, however, these kinds of scenes are increadibly difficult.  Afterwards I felt so disgusting and I was sad for the rest of the day.  Still, it is somewhat theraputic to create this kind of a scenario for one of your (or in this case someone else's) characters.  You are in complete control and you feel if the things that you're most afraid of are now happening to someone else, the odds that the same thing happens to you is far less likely than it was before.  I know that this is increadibly unreasonable, but for some unknown reason, it's true.





Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: February 14, 2008
Chapter number: 7
Title: Chapter 7: Plans

I love how you paint Kagome's emotions and psychological trauma. Its very much like how I would predict her behavior to be in that kind of situation. You certainly have thought the chapters out which leads to a good story! Oh, I thought I had posted a review for the last chapter... Perhaps my internet was being wonky... Anyways, thank you for updating! I really do love the story

Author's Response: Wow, thanks for that!  I really wanted to write thses characters so that they seem like they're strait out of Takahashi's story.  That's one of the big things that I worry about everytime I open up my Word program to type.  I'm sorry that the post didn't work.  I always look forward to your reviews.  Thank you so much for always reading and leaving me wonderful comments.





Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: February 19, 2008
Chapter number: 10
Title: Chapter 10: Kikyo

*sniffles* Thank you for having Inu comfort Kags. I, myself, was worried that he might actually act the way Ishiro said. Her confession, even if it was said in a safe way, seemed to free her a bit. Damn that Kikyo! Another conflict for poor Kagome. I'm anxious to read the next part of the tale.

Author's Response: Oh!  I'm so glad to see you again!  I love your reviews.  Yes, Kagome does have it rough in this fic.  I kinda feel bad, and then I kinda don't.  The next part is...interesting.  There is a part that people will love, and a part that's truly upsetting (I know, more horrible angst).  Oh well, I think the good makes up for the bad.





Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: March 06, 2008
Chapter number: 13
Title: Chapter 13: The Aftermath Part 2

Hurrah! An indepth look into the wilds of Inuyasha's mind. Your version of his psyche is TRULY intriguing. It really shows character development that he is able to come to terms with the outrageous feelings he has at this point. He has become a solid character. Yay!

Sorry I hadn't posted a review for the last chapters. I did truly enjoy them. Kikyo's demise was a surprise, but it made sense. I just hope Kagome is ok! 





Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: March 06, 2008
Chapter number: 14
Title: Chapter 14: A Farewell

*blinks in awe* Another excellent edition to a spellbinding story. I am very pleased with how you've developed dear Inu and I LOVED his interaction with Kaede. It was what one would think would transpire as to her reaction to his words. You stay true to the characters and your story is a welcomed reprieve from the original story line. Its fun to have other 'plots' involved!



Author's Response: Wow, thanks! :D  I'm so glad you've been enjoying my "fleshing out" of Inuyasha.  I've been getting flack about that from some people who are tired of him and ready to move on to a Kagome chapter.  I'm glad to finally find someone out there who feels similar to the way I do about his character.



A New Start by moonandstar331 Rated: Salacious starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 35]

Summary:
Their greatest foe was finally defeated. But darkness still lingers. Will two hearts be able to bind together? And can hapiness even be found in a world so overaught with destruction? The answer can only be found in a new start.
Categories: Legends
Characters: InuYasha, Kagome, Miroku, Sango, Sesshomaru
Genres: Action-Adventure, Fluff, Romance
Warnings: Explicit Sex, Implied Rape
Chapters: 37 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 119732 Read Count: 6714

[Report This] Published: February 06, 2008 Updated: January 21, 2010


Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: February 24, 2008
Chapter number: 27
Title: Chapter 27: Retrieval of a Legend

FF.net wouldn't let me review again! So I decided to post my review here, since you should have one here as well! I LOVE the twist you've given your readers to salivate on. You have an ingenius idea here! The shop owner was a demon... such cleverness! I was wondering how you'd link it all together. This is sure to be a great adventure! More, please!





Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: June 18, 2008
Chapter number: 31
Title: Chapter 31: Fractured Memories

Best chapter to date! Your attention to detail in every emotion, action, breath-- it was artistically cultivated and beautifully illustrated. I am in awe of such an heart wrenching episode that took place the the dark confines of Kagome's heart and mind. Keep on writing-- you're writing better and better with each chapter. I can really see your heart is in this!





Reviewer: mraestalyn Signedstarstarstarstarstar
Date: September 05, 2008
Chapter number: 32
Title: Chapter 32: A Miko's Test

You have impressed me beyond comprehension! This chapter seems to me to be your best chapter yet. The depth of the psychological layers of Kagome and Inuyasha are so intricately put and well defined. You've given your characters strong emotions, but the logic to fuel them with. This shows the intelligence behind the author in how well you executed a hard-to-balance chapter. The events were indeed traumatic, but you were able to bring light back into the darkness of Kagome's mind to prove that she IS indeed a strong individual and a force to be reckon with. I feel that her acheivements in overcoming Yamashi's mind control and lewdness brings about a new maturity in her. This will not only increase her status in your story, but also bring about a more solid relationship between Inuyasha and her. I am very impressed, like I said, and really do think this is your best chapter to date. And I even said that about the last chappie, so you KNOW you're getting better and better! Much love!



Strength by inufan625 Rated: Salacious starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 107]

Summary:
COMPLETE: When InuYasha arives in Kagome's room battered and broken, clutching the Shikon no Tama tightly in one hand, and the world outside seems to have gone mad, Kagome will find herself tested in ways she never imagined, and in the end will learn what true strength really is.


Categories: Legends

Characters: InuYasha, Kagome, Kouga, Miroku, Sango
Genres: Action-Adventure, Drama, Hentai, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Explicit Sex, Graphic Violence, Language
Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 60273 Read Count: 13028

[Report This] Published: March 17, 2008 Updated: October 18, 2014


Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: June 07, 2008
Chapter number: 4
Title: Chapter 4: Truth

I'm so excited that you updated! I truly love the tale that you're weaving and I'm enjoying each chapter. Every part is creatively, if not methodically laced together. Your character's actions are consistent and the development of the plot is strong. Keep up the fantastic work!



Hanyou of the Future by paynesgrey Rated: Salacious starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 23]

Summary:

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After the final battle, Inuyasha follows Kagome back to her time, only to be stuck there indefinitely. Inuyasha encounters a whole string of oddball jobs, rival suitors, modern society mishaps, and he has to deal with their awkward relationship.
Categories: Legends

Past Featured Story
Characters: InuYasha, Kagome, Kouga, Other, Sesshomaru
Genres: Action-Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Explicit Sex, Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Unresolved Sexual Tension
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 67676 Read Count: 6197

[Report This] Published: April 02, 2008 Updated: July 16, 2010


Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: April 02, 2008
Chapter number: 15
Title: Chapter 15: Family Reunion

I have honestly read this story from start to the most current chapter in one sitting, it was so good! I'm entranced by your unique plot and delightfully delicious twists and turns! I am most eager to read more!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Well, the next chapter is being worked on, so should be done soon. ^^



Training Hearts by lil6ter Rated: Risque starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 16]

Summary:
 

Hundreds of competitors seek one common goal; two seek each other. 

 

 

"I didn't do this for me!" he finally shouted out, exasperated as he paced the small room over looking the blue square building and round metal bird's nest.

"What do you mean?" she whispered.

"You once asked me why I did this. Why the high bar? I did it for my mother, but now, I do it for you."

"Inuyasha..."

"No! You wanted to know, right? Fine then. I pushed myself like this ‘cause I love you."


Categories: Fairy Tales
Characters: None
Genres: Alternate Universe, Comedy, Fluff, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 17284 Read Count: 1729

[Report This] Published: August 11, 2008 Updated: March 15, 2009


Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: October 21, 2008
Chapter number:
Title: Training Hearts

Take your time healing! That's the most important part. I remember my senior year-- I contracted Walking Pneumonia because of all that stress. So take time to relax, girlie!!! Feel better soon!




Summary:


The official posting site of all Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai contest entries.
Categories: Fables

Past Featured Story
Characters: Ayame, Bankotsu, InuYasha, Kagome, Kagura, Kikyou, Kohaku, Kouga, Miroku, Naraku, Other, Rin, Sango, Sesshomaru, Shippou
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst, Divergence, Drama, Fantasy, Hentai, Horror, Occult, Oneshot, Parody, Psychological, Sci-fi, Thriller, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death, Explicit Sex, Graphic Violence, Language
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 23937 Read Count: 3398

[Report This] Published: September 01, 2008 Updated: October 16, 2008


Reviewer: mraestalyn Signedstarstarstarstarstar
Date: October 02, 2008
Chapter number: 9
Title: Chapter 9: He Came Back

That was awesome! The best halloween fanfic for this contest yet! 10 stars! I can totally relate to it too... Eek!





Reviewer: mraestalyn Signedstarstarstarstarstar
Date: October 09, 2008
Chapter number: 8
Title: Chapter 8: A Flash of Red

Amazing! I, too, think the most scary thing is that which we cannot see nor comprehend. It was excellently presented in your tale about Kags and Inu! 10 stars!



The Key to Her Heart by haloeffect Rated: Salacious [Reviews - 3]

Summary:
InuYasha finally reveals his feelings for Kagome, but in a twist of fate, Kagome is taken hostage and put under a spell. Will InuYasha find her and be the key to her heart?
Categories: Fairy Tales
Characters: InuYasha, Kagome, Kikyou, Miroku, Other, Rin, Sango, Sesshomaru, Shippou
Genres: Action-Adventure, Fantasy, Hentai, Psychological, Romance
Warnings: Implied Rape
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 667 Read Count: 57

[Report This] Published: September 05, 2008 Updated: September 05, 2008


Reviewer: mraestalyn Signed
Date: September 05, 2008
Chapter number: 1
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 "In the Rain"

WOW WOW! What a punch of lust! Just what I was looking for. I'm anxious to read the next chapter. Keep it up!