|Reviews for Gifts and Wrappings|
| Guest chapter 4 . 1/25
When I can't stand the suspense of SCI anymore, I re-read this lovely story of a wiser, more empathetic Christine. I love how she feels the push-pull of Erik's adoration and is at times alarmed by his intensity and yet touched by his vulnerability.
| UncoventionaLove chapter 4 . 12/18/2017
What a touching story. I love how Christine takes the time to think through all her options and considers what her life would be like without her Angel. A truly mature take on our favorite heroine! Brava! I also absolutely love the image you painted of Erik excited to go on the second walk with Christine! Very cute! Thank you for this - perfect story for this time of year!
| AliceHeart247 chapter 1 . 11/20/2017
This was absolutely lovely! I adored it from beginning to end.
| Guest chapter 4 . 9/12/2017
| AnnaKatarin chapter 4 . 2/6/2017
Nice and cute. Thank you!
| MyFictionalDarlings chapter 4 . 12/27/2016
Okay, wow. I really, really enjoyed this. Thank you!
| Mizamour chapter 4 . 8/7/2016
So sweet and beautifully written- I love it!
| Riene chapter 4 . 5/1/2016
You described this as "fluff" but it it far more than that. I'm so glad to have run across this little story. You've done a wonderful job with a Leroux-ish Erik and a shy but thoughtful Christine. Loved the inclusion of the Persian and his concern for Christine, and how you've not been cruel to Raoul. Superb writing style, excellent scenery and description, believable dialogue and characterization. Bravo! I shall go rummage through your other offerings. :)
| Avid Vampire Hunter chapter 1 . 3/10/2015
I really like this one too! My Erik/Christine feels are on fire! :D
Seriously, though. I really love the way you write. You have such a solid understanding of POTO that I'm jealous! I really like it when you write "canon" stories as well. It's so hard for me to read anything but!
Erik is so adorable! As much as I want Christine to accept him I do understand that the mask would be a little creepy. I don't mind his face though. If I were her, I'd cut my losses and live in Erik's kingdom of music and darkness and devotion! And the PASSION! OMYGAWSH HE LOOVES HEEER!
*clears throat* But yeah. Definitely going to add this one to favorites as well. I cannot get enough! ;)
| Guest chapter 4 . 2/12/2015
very very good and compleate
| BadassSyd chapter 4 . 1/24/2015
This short story was so adorable and cute I love E/C pairing so much. :)
| russomaha chapter 2 . 12/29/2014
I consider myself one the lucky few, who gets to enjoy your stories for the first time TWICE. One time while reading it, of course, but then, while translating them I get to re-live and savour them anew. It’s fascinating to see how the story comes to life in your own mother tongue, unfurling under new light.
Unfortunately, not every story is fit for translation. The structures of our languages are just too different. But your personal style of writing transfers extremely well into Russian. You don’t have Slavic roots, by any chance?
Anyway, I mean to say I’m having a great time with your story (ooh, that sounds obscene!) Thank you for providing me with such a fantastic translation material and all of us – with reading one. You’re a truly wonderful author. Keep sharing your fantasies, they're fascinating!
| russomaha chapter 4 . 12/29/2014
First of all, I’ve adored the interaction between the Persian and Erik. ‘Permanently borrowed’? Brilliant! Our Erik is not the kind of person who steals, he just borrows. Permanently. You know, books, pretty opera singers, other men’s engagement rings…
And then his momentary confusion, when he didn’t quite understand whether Christine came to him willingly or he somehow managed to force her into it? It did the weirdest thing to my heart, wrenching and warming it simultaneously.
And that final part about house on the lake? Such a beautiful, elegant ending (wrapping, eh?) Short, simple and meaningful, just the way I like it!
But what about that other kiss Christine promised to Erik (and you promised to us)? I’m hardly the only one desiring the sequel! A one-shot, maybe? A drabble? Anything, really. I beg of you, give us that kiss! Pretty please? (Give it to Erik, he deserves it!)
I know, I know, no one should pressure the author. But readers are people, too. Passionate ones, I might add, since we’re reading FAN fiction. Please don’t blame me for trying!
| russomaha chapter 3 . 12/29/2014
At first glance the story seems so deceivingly simple, and yet when you think about it, the depth is astounding. I don’t think it’s just ‘a bit of holidays fluff’, as you put it yourself. (I know, who I am to argue with the author herself?! But then again, every reader sees in the story something of their own, don’t we?) Well, I see the tale about accepting your destiny. In Russian we have a saying (I’m not sure if a similar one exists in English) ‘The compliant ones are carried by the fate, the stubborn ones are dragged by it’. When you come to accept the circumstances of your life and just go with the flow, not dreaming about impossible. unreachable things, but trying to make the best of what you actually have, life becomes increasingly easy for you. That situation when Christine approaches de Chagny’s servants to pass the letter, the inner turmoil she's experiencing? That’s the moment when she turns from stubborn into compliant one, and things go uphill for her since then. (Well, and for Erik, too! Which, of course, I care much more about :-))
| russomaha chapter 1 . 12/29/2014
This story warmed the utmost depths of my heart. I have a soft spot for Christmas and Halloween fan fics, and this one is just… well, for the lack of better words, it’s one of the best I’ve ever read. (And when it comes to reading fan fiction, I’m a pro! :-))
You don’t focus too much on the holiday gew-gaw, but dive straight into the very essence of winter holiday season, which is, as I see it, time when wonders happen. Thank you so much for gracing us with this little, but genuine wonder!