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Penname: Daylen [Contact]
Real name: Daniel
Status: Member
Member Since: March 01, 2009

Mid-30s guy with an addiction for fan fiction presently, and a slew of unfinished writing in my file cabinet and computer that I never seem to manage to complete full stories. Plots and bits and pieces, sure, but start-to-finish stories still elude me.

Aside from that I'm always over-thinking things, have a science background but love my fiction books... and I guess I'm a twi-guy being here as much as I am lately :S (I own the series and The Host as well). Also a fan of David Eddings and Clive Cussler.

Just starting an Education degree that'll eventually send me out to Middle and Secondary schools to teach math and science (mostly biology, probably).

Oh and my friends just gave me an Edward doll from the Barbie range (he sparkles! lol they didn't realise it at the time either) My Twi-diction is kind of a running joke for them, but their nice enough about it :)


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Reviews by Daylen


Bella Swan has a frightening past, and a secret that's haunted her for years.  She meets a young man who oozes horror, but she isn't afraid.  He's got the answers she's been seeking, and she won't relent.  She has no idea what she's getting into....

Categories: AU Characters: Bella, Edward
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Completed: Yes Word count: 61191
[Report This] Published: June 19, 2010 Updated: September 12, 2010

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: August 05, 2010 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7

heheh I think Charlie suspects it's more than just a crush although he's probably still trying to figure out the "truth" of Edward :)


Author's Response:

Thanks for reviewing!  Charlie is a pretty observant guy, but he hasn't put two and two together yet, thankfull!  The next chapter will be up soon, thanks for reading!

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: August 06, 2010 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7

well well, Bella and Edward got their "moment" of clarity from the looks of things - they both know about their feelings for the other :)

Should be interesting to see how they get back to school and not maul each other ;)

Author's Response:

They've definitely got their work cut out for them, but at least they're not so confused anymore -- and they can try to move forward.  Thanks so much for reading and reviewing, I really appreciate it!

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: August 08, 2010 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8

hahahahahahahah - that pretty much sums up my thoughts as Bella and Edward sneak off for their alone-time and get to know each other alongside the realisation that Bella can "see" Edward's very vivid fantasies... and she likes them/it ;)

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: August 13, 2010 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9

whew! I was just a little nervous Edward was going to try and leave!

Other than that - I'm not convinced James is "gone never to return" hehe

Alice's darkened mind was an interesting touch, I liked the yellow ribbon from Jasper ;)


Author's Response:

Thanks for reading and leaving a review - I appreciate it!  And you're on the right track that James isn't gone for good...:)

I loved the yellow ribbon, too!

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: August 28, 2010 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11

whoa - almost had a fursplosion in the front yard at Bella's place there :)

Things are looking really good for Bella and Edward, but does it make me too much of a pessimist that I'm waiting for something to burst the bubble before they get back to the hotel room tonight? :P

Edward discovering a way to influence Bella's dreams, and them having a way to mess with each others' mind's was pretty funny :)

Author's Response:

Thanks, as always, for reading and leaving a review!  And I love the term "fursplosion"...that's perfect.  I can't say much now, but the next chapter will be up later, and you'll see that you're kinda on the right track.....  Thanks again.

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: September 07, 2010 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13

gah! what a place to break the chapter! Things were looking dicey for a few characters there!

How close was/is Bella to not making it through, I wonder? I'm not going to let go of the fingernails til she's up and dancing :S hehe

Author's Response:

Thanks so much for your review!  I felt pretty evil leaving ya'll hanging like that, so the next chapter's up and ready to go!  I'm glad you've enjoyed the story so far, and I appreciate you taking the time to read this little fic!

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: September 08, 2010 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14

hmm well Bella's certainly got an overwhelming ability there... it's good that Edward's helping her through the overload though :)

Author's Response:

Thanks for the review!  I wanted to try to capture what it would be like to wake up with a bunch of voices in your head -- obviously it's impossible to know, but, I gave it my best shot!  I'm glad you liked the chapter, and that you've stayed with this story.  Thanks for reading!

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: September 15, 2010 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15

aww it's all over and what a ride :)

Well the ending wasn't as sad as it could've been since B&E are together and all!


Author's Response:

Thanks so much for your review!  I consider this a happy ending, even if it wasn't exactly "happy".  But, as you said, Bella and Edward are together, so that makes it work.  Thanks for reading!


Edward Cullen is a man of routines. When a homeless girl distracts him from said routine, Edward finds it is time for a change.

Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes Word count: 14405
[Report This] Published: June 19, 2010 Updated: August 02, 2010

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: July 04, 2010 Title: Chapter 1: The Peanut Butter Sandwich Man

aww that was beautiful :)

I'm just hoping that Alice got her HEA too though?


Parachute by KitsuShel Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1967]


After finding a child abandoned on the streets of Seattle, Bella Swan raises him as her own. What happens to their lives when his biological family is finally found?


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward, Other Character
Series: None
Chapters: 38 Completed: Yes Word count: 146076
[Report This] Published: June 20, 2010 Updated: February 04, 2011

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: October 29, 2010 Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 20

nice work B&E - but again, Jack kinda steals the show before the date hehe :)

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: November 02, 2010 Title: Chapter 24: Chapter 23

hmm I wonder if Jack's remembering more bits & pieces from the time he became lost.

Author's Response:

Thank you so much for your review! The Monday teasers are up on the Parachute Blog!

Don't forget to nominate your favorite OC character and their story in the Twilight Original Character Awards! If you'd like to jump and nom an OC that you love, the link is up on the blog and on my profile! Keep Jack and Parachute in mind if you decide to head over there, but if not, we'll still love you anyway! =)

I'm banking that the next chapter should be up here sometime today, maybe tomorrow! It's up on FFnet now if you're impatient. ;-)

♥ Shel ♥


"Are you bored, too, Mom?"

Bella huffed and sat back. "Yeah, so sue me."

Jack looked around the room and then back at his Mom. "How about we make a quick escape."

She cocked her head to the side. "Go on, you've intrigued Mother."    

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: January 07, 2011 Title: Chapter 35: Chapter 34

awww I'm thinking it's a good thing that even back when Bella and Jack first showed up, Edward only wanted to try for joint-custody, rather than trying to take him away permanently :)

But for now, let's see how they all do with a few months apart :P

Author's Response:

Thank you so much for reviewing! The Monday teasers are up on the Blog. (

I'm saddened each week that brings us closer to the end, but I'm happy for E, B and Jack to get their HEA.

The promised EPOV from Chapters 31/32 is up now, as well as the Jack POV outtake! Go check them out!

Chapter 35 is with my Beta now, so hopefully we'll have it up here in the queue shortly! 

♥ Shel ♥


"Garrett was just telling us about the Flag Football team sign ups. I really want to play this year. Please?"

She placed her hands on her hips, eyeing her son carefully. "Let me talk to your dad and we'll see."

Garrett's eyes widened and he looked at Jack, grinning. "Is that weird?"

Jack's brow scrunched in confusion. "Is what weird?"

"That you have a dad now."

"I always did have a dad," Jack responded. "I just couldn't remember where he was."

"But still," Garrett continued, "after all of this time apart, is it weird now?"

Jack thought for a moment before shaking his head. "No, not really. It feels right."

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: November 27, 2010 Title: Chapter 29: Chapter 28

ohhh I wondered about Edward doing that - so glad to be "right" hehe

Bet Bella's even happier though, or will be shortly ;)


Author's Response:

Thank you so much for reviewing! The Monday teasers are already up on the Blog now. It's pretty, umm, hot? (  I'll try and have this in the queue here at Twilighted asap this week!

Just a couple of things before I leave you with your teaser! Parachute is up for two Avant Garde Awards, Best Bella and Best Kid. Voting ends on the 4th so please vote if you can! We have some tough competition!

Also, we've been nom'med for three Original Character Awards! Most Original Plot as well as Jack for Best Offspring and Best Male! It's going to be super tough against A Rough Start's Anthony, who is one of my fave kiddos! But, alas, I do love Jack more! Voting for those open up today!

♥ Shel ♥


"Jack?" Bella called anxiously. Her head whipped from side to side frantically. "Jack!"

Edward's hand squeezed her tightly as he pulled her towards the customer service department. The crowd was heavy with people and her heart pounded in her chest painfully.  She pulled her hand away and started to push through the crowd, heading back towards where she last saw her son.

"Bella, wait!" Edward called, but she was too far gone in panic to listen.

She stopped for a minute and tried to think clearly. What would Jack most want to see in this store?

Immediately thinking of the answer, Bella tore off towards the escalators.    


Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: December 10, 2010 Title: Chapter 30: Chapter 29

I sometimes forget just how young Jack still is, he still gets distracted by the cool things in a toy store and forgets to stay close to mum and dad even though he's had first hand experience, really, of what "might" happen.

Had to chuckle at Edward catching Bella off guard with talk of marriage though :)

Author's Response:

My deepest and heartfelt apologies that I didn't get a chance to reply to Chapter 29's reviews here! BD has had a crazy schedule and I ended up mixing myself up, lol! Never fear, because I have it on good authority that the next chapter will be up sometime tonight and I promise to get your review replies to that one asap! 



Love you guys super much!

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: October 09, 2010 Title: Chapter 20: Chapter 19

hehehe and here I just about expecting Edward to say he was feeling a little green :)
Bella revealed a bit more aout her life during her argument with Esme - some difficult past events to put it mildly :P
Jack's "timeout for mom" kind of stole the whole show though :)

Author's Response:

Thank you so much for your review! The Monday teases are up on the Blog ( as we speak, so check them out if you'd like! I have it on good authority that it's a *squeal*-worthy one!

I play TwiFicTrivia on Twitter every Tuesday at 9 pm EST. It is so much freaking fun. Check it out if you get the chance! We had a bunch of new players this past week, so I figured I'd mention it one more time. I won't bring it up again for awhile.





Bella sighed and smiled, her eyes closed and facing the sky, as the classical notes of Tchaicovsky's 1812 Overture swirled around the air. She felt Edward's hand gently begin to play with her hair and she bit her lip to stifle a sigh. He had been nothing short of amazing today and she didn't want their date to come to a close any time soon.

She opened her eyes and turned her face slightly to the left.

Edward's fingers still held onto a strand of hair as he smiled down at her.

"Enjoying the concert?" he asked, in a low husky voice. She smiled widely and nodded happily.

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: November 01, 2010 Title: Chapter 23: Chapter 22

that went pretty well, but I think I enjoyed Bella & Tanya's teasing of Edward the most :)

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: August 28, 2010 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 13

The scrapbook was a great touch :)

A fair few things to chuckle at there... Jack's "creeper" moment watching his mother sleep, channeling a bit of the vampire there ;) Carlisle and Esme getting a different take on the movie lines - though I'm also thinking that Esme perhaps already pictured Jack playing on a skateboard... hoping that he was happy wherever he was.

The end of summer seems like it'll arrive too soon, but hopefully everyone will get a chance to make some decisions beforehand that reduces the pain of the upcoming separation again... at least they'll "know" that it's likely only temporary, and they'll have lines of communication open again.

Esme's revelations with Bella are going to be a crucial part, I think, of everyone working to solve issues rather than fighting. I wonder if there'll be some mediating/counselling useful for everyone too... to give them all an independent ear to help out :)

Oh! And then there's the whole "Victoria" history and what did she do to kick this all off in the first place... and what she might try and do now that the truth is coming out...

Wow so much still to see :)

Author's Response:


Thank you so much for your review! Just in case you're unaware, the story updates every Friday on FFnet. I try to get it in the queue here on Thursdays, so it's hit or miss when it gets put up here! I post teasers on Mondays; the latest teases are up on the Parachute Blog as we speak!

My computer is having issues at the moment, but I don't anticipate any delays for Friday! I normally respond to reviews on Monday afternoons, but said computer issues kept me from it until today! 

Hope you enjoy the teasers!

XoXo  Shel


The pair got lost in each other's eyes until they were interrupted by the pounding of feet on steps.

Jack skidded to a halt in the hallway at the top of the stairs. He looked between his parents curiously, not quite sure what to make of them standing so close to each other. He walked over to his mother's side and looked up at his father. 

"Is everything okay here, Mom?" he asked Bella, while never taking his eyes off of Edward. 

Bella suppressed a giggle at Jack's attempt at bravado. She placed a hand on her son's shoulder, which caused him to look up at her. She smiled at him and nodded. 

"Everything is just fine, Jack. We were just about to head outside."


Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: October 29, 2010 Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 21

Bella's overthinking things with regards to Edward, though not really without reason considering how complicated their pasts are and all - just happy to see that it's not closing her off to their chances so far. Hopefully it's similar for Edward :)

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: September 12, 2010 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 15

oh boy was Jasper really stressed out and worried for our favourite 'mom' and her charge!

At least it ended up forcing Bella and Edward to reach a few epiphanies it seems regarding their feelings that are slowly awakening for each other :)

Author's Response:

Thank you so much for your review! The Monday teases are up on the Blog ( as we speak, so check them out if you'd like! Included this week are teasers for the next Outtake, titled: Save Me San Francisco.

Also, today is the last day to vote in The Hidden Star Awards! Even if you decide not to vote for Parachute (Best Canon Category). stop by and support your favorite authors/stories that might be up for awards! Link is on my profile and up on the Blog!




"Good afternoon, Mr. Cullen," a beautiful brunette with ice blue eyes simpered, as she stood from her seat behind a large desk. "I was told you wouldn't be in the office for a few weeks." 

Bella quirked an eyebrow at the girl's blatant flirtatiousness. She looked over at Edward and noticed that his posture immediately straightened and his voice took on a cooler tone.

"Gianna," he nodded to the woman. "I'm only stopping by to grab a few things and to show my family around a little bit."
Bella's eyes cut to his face, surprised to have herself included in that statement. He smiled gently at her before leading her and Jack towards the large corner office.

"Family?" Gianna asked, confused. She didn't spare Bella a second glance, but her jaw dropped as soon as she got a good look at Jack. "Oh my God," she whispered and sat down quickly. As soon as Edward's door closed behind them, she picked up her phone and dialed.

"Jane? You are not going to believe who just walked in here!"    


Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: September 20, 2010 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 16

aww sounds like they've all had a fun day :) hope dinner goes well! Edward's made a good start by complimenting Alice's outfit hehe

Author's Response:

Thank you so much for your review! The Monday teases are up on the Blog ( as we speak, so check them out if you'd like! The next Outtake, titled: Save Me San Francisco, is looking to be finished up Wednesday at this point. I though it'd be up sooner, but I got sidetracked, lol. As soon as it's ready, I'll put up in the queue here!

Listen, I love you guys, which is why I take the time to reply to everyone who reviews and post the teasers and pics to the Blog. It's why I do silly little things, like posting polls and questions via Facebook and Twitter and checking out the Twilighted Thread. I want you guys to feel like you are a part of the story. I hope I'm succeeding!

<3 Shel


Bella laughed brightly during their back and forth banter, but noticed Emmett's stiff posture out of the corner of her eye. She bit her lip and decided that there was no time like the present to find out just what his problem was. She looked up into Edward's face and smiled.

"Do you think you could go check on Jack, to make sure he remembers his helmet and pads? He has a tendency to forget things when he gets excited."

Edward nodded and grinned before turning and heading up the stairs. When he was out of sight, she whirled to face Emmett and put her hands on her hips.

"What is your problem?"

"I don't know what you're talking about," he replied in a voice as blank as his face. She narrowed her eyes and took a step forward, so she wouldn't have to raise her voice.

"Yes, yes you do. I want to know what problem you have with me, that makes you feel the need to glower at the back of my head whenever you don't think I'm looking. Pretty soon Edward or Jack are going to notice, too, and I'll be damned if I let that happen. Both of them have already been hurt too much without adding you to the pile."

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: August 08, 2010 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 10

well the meeting so far has gone better than I had braced myself for, though Edward's arrival could change that really quickly :S

I can't help thinking that this is all somewhat traumatic for Jack and that they should have some kind of mediator present to keep things from going too far... as much as Edward's obviously liking the "look" of Bella right now, I shudder to think what's going to happen when he sees Jack and puts together what's happening.

I did like Jack's memory of the pudding pool though hehe :)

Author's Response:

Thank you so much for your review! For those of you who are new to the story, I update every Friday on FFnet/TWCS and post teasers on Mondays. I try to get this is in the validation queue the night before, so hopefully you guys don't have to wait too long! The latest teases are up on the Blog ( as we speak. I know everyone's excited about Edward finally showing up! I am too, lol! I love reading your reactions to the chapter and answering your questions!

<3  Shel


"I could have left him at that police station and let the damn state take care of it, but I didn't. I stood up and chose to do it. I had to make difficult decisions on a daily basis. Things that I shouldn't have had to worry about, but I did. Because I loved him. For the past five goddamned years, I've loved him and I've made sure that he was fed and clothed and taken care of. I made sure that he had to best education that I could afford and that he knew that he was loved. I've bled, sweat and cried over this child. So screw you, Mr. Cullen, and the horse you rode in on," she seethed in fury.    

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: August 14, 2010 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 11

I'm with Bella on this one "please let this not be a mistake" :S

I was very relieved to see Edward get his emotions mostly under control and not keep too much animosity towards Bella... so far at least :)

I'm hoping that seeing her and Jack's interactions will actually help everyone involved slowly integrate themselves into each others' lives... though I'm sure there's going to be plenty of ups and downs along the way.

Jack's situation should make the whole "ask your mother, ask your father" trick that kids often play on their parents... who's going to have more authority when he's acting out or not quite so "golden" hehe?

Author's Response:

Thank you so much for your review! For those of you who are new to the story, I update every Friday on FFnet and post teasers on Mondays. I try to get the chapter in the queue here asap, sot hat you guys don't have to wait long for it to get validated! The latest teases are up on the Blog ( as we speak, along with some new pictures from this upcoming chapter!




"Wait, you're staying in his house instead of the hotel? Bella, is that really safe? I mean, I know you want to make everyone happy, but you've gotta think about your own safely, seriously!" Alice chastised.

"Calm down, woman. It's his parents house, which is enormous and beautiful. I figured it would be fine, since I was calling you and Dad to let you know where I would be. Just in case you needed somewhere to start looking for the body."

"Bella, do not joke about this! I am going on record as saying that I completely disagree with this decision."

"Duly noted, Alice."

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: August 27, 2010 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 12

aww I wonder how everyone's going to react when B&E wake up? :)

Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: September 05, 2010 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 14

aww some great moments there - though I'm thinking Jasper and Emmett are looking to play devil's advocate almost against B&E trying to sort out their own real feelings aside from Jack's future?


Author's Response:


Thank you so much for your review! The Monday teases are up on the Blog ( as we speak! PLease come join us for the Twitter #readalong on Friday at 8:00 pm, CST! Directions are up on the Blog! Don't hesitate because you've never done one before, neither have I, but I'm going to be there! I'll be happy to answer any questions or if anyone needs anything clarified! 

Love you guys!




Bella sat down next to Edward on one of the front porch swings. She turned and leaned her back against the side, pulling her right leg up and underneath of her. He turned his head slightly and smirked at her.

"How does it feel to be an old man?" she asked, trying to hide her smile.

He smiled widely and shook his head. "I'm not old."

Bella laughed and shook her head. She noticed that his smile fell as he stared off into the sunset. She nudged him with her foot and he turned to give her a small, sad smile.

"In my mind, I feel like I'm still 22," he sighed. "I haven't really celebrated a birthday in almost five years."    


Reviewer: Daylen Signed
Date: September 25, 2010 Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 17

whoa! Marcus obviously recognised Bella eventually, to be able to track her down.
Loved all the fun the girls had at Bella's expense, I wonder how much hazing Edward got from the guys? Im guessing it wouldve been quieter since they had Jack with them :)
Oh and Bella's stand-of with Emmett was great!

Author's Response:


Thank you so much for your review! The Monday teases are up on the Blog ( as we speak, so check them out if you'd like! The teaser this week isn't much, but the one on the Blog is more exciting, lol. I hope to have this chapter into the queue by Thursday night, so after that is up to how fast the chapter gets approved! 

<3 Shel


Jack curled up with Bella on the couch opposite of Edward, who was propped up with a ton of pillows. Her hand absentmindedly ran through the boy's hair and he hummed a contented sound. She heard a soft laugh come from Edward and looked up to see that he was smiling adoringly at her and Jack.

'Is it worth it?' She thought. 'Is potentially falling in love with him worth the heartache I'll feel at the end of the summer?'

His eyes moved up to hers and sent her a brilliant smile that made her breath catch in her throat.

The better question to have asked would have been, if it was even possible to avoid it happening any longer.    




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