I've been writing fanfiction for about ten years now in a multitude of fandoms, both new and old. I love rare pairs, so chances are you'll discover a new one if you spend any time reading my work. Jane Austen is my literary hero, though I love a good Tom Clancy novel just as much. What can I say? I'm a study in contradictions, and I like it that way!

The Heart of a Man – Eight – DizzyDrea

Magnus watched as the rest of the team settled into the sofas in her office. They were all there, including Nikola, who hadn’t disappeared as she’d expected him to. She’d have to figure out why, because up to now, any rival for her affections had been met with cool indifference at a minimum, and more often open hostility. Will was almost a brother in arms at this point. It made her very suspicious of Nikola’s motives, but for now she could only be grateful to have him with them.

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The Heart of a Man – Seven – DizzyDrea

  Monsters aren’t as scary if you start shining lights on them. ~Wyatt Cenac ~o~ Magnus pulled Will through her sitting room and into the Inner Sanctum of the Sanctuary, as Henry had jokingly called it once. It was, to own the truth, the one place in all of the Sanctuary that no one entered. It was her oasis from the stress and problems of the day, but tonight she was sharing it with someone…

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The Heart of a Man – Six – DizzyDrea

There’s monsters in all of us, but there’s also vulnerability. ~Finn Wittrock ~o~ The knock on the door came a lot sooner than Will expected. He was standing by the windows, looking out on a world that he thought he’d known, but was now fresh and new. Every time he looked at something, listened to something, touched something, it was like he was experiencing it for the first time. New details had started jumping out…

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The Heart of a Man – Five – DizzyDrea

Monsters just outside our peripheral vision are scarier to contemplate than monsters miles away or in someplace only a fool would set foot in. ~Andrew Pyper ~o~ Will walked in to Henry’s domain, still shaken by his aggressive display in Magnus’ office. He’d never—not once—been the sort of person who started fights. Yes, he’d finished them on more than one occasion, but even while working for the police department, he’d been careful and respectful of…

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The Heart of a Man – Four – DizzyDrea

  Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win. ~Stephen King ~o~ “You know, this place seems more like a crypt than a Sanctuary.” Magnus nearly jumped out of her own skin at the voice so close behind her. She turned a frown on the interloper. “Shouldn’t you be out enjoying your newly re-vamped self?” Nikola Tesla flashed his most charming smile. “Who says I haven’t been?…

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The Heart of a Man – Three – DizzyDrea

  If you battle monsters, you don’t always become a monster. But you aren’t entirely human anymore, either. ~Jonathan ~o~ Will was curled up in the corner of the couch in the media room, a book lying forgotten beside him, the tv on low casting a flickering shadow across the shelves and furniture when Kate found him the next day. He’d slept as much as he could, but in truth, he wasn’t really tired anymore.…

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The Heart of a Man – Two – DizzyDrea

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. ~Friedrich Nietzsche ~o~ Helen Magnus’ lips compressed into a thin slash across her face as she watched the thermal imaging feed on the monitor in the back of the van. Henry was panning and scanning the camera mounted to the van’s roof, trying to get a picture of what was going on inside the warehouse. Magnus was furious. Will had been…

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The Heart of a Man – One – DizzyDrea

Many a monster wears the form of a man; it is better of the two to have the heart of a man and the form of a monster. ~Jeanne Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, Beauty and the Beast, 1756 ~o~ Will Zimmerman startled awake between one breath and the next. He shook his head, trying to shake out the cobwebs. The first thing he noticed was the pounding headache, followed by the dry, cottony feeling…

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