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It was pretty much a typical day for a certain green haired doll. Trying to get all of her sisters' Rosa Mysticas was going to prove no problem for her…if one of her plans had actually succeeded.

Now, it wasn't really hard to imagine what sort of plan Kanaria had to take her sisters' Rosa Mysticas, considering that they were all obvious. Either it was trying to break into the Sakurada house by whatever ridiculous means necessary which would always end in failure, or it was just going through an N-Field or two so that she could stage a direct assault which also always ended in failure. No matter how hard she tried, she could not get one single Rosa Mystica from one of her sisters.

Her attempts to defeat her sisters had always ended with some comedic disaster brought down upon herself.

It was after one such attempt, that Kanaria had left the Sakurada house so that she could formulate her next plan.

"Oh, I can't believe that Suigintou had blinded me with her feathers while one of the other Rozen Maidens or Barasuishou took my violin! That's so unfair!" she shouted while sitting under a tree. "They'll regret taking my violin! I'll get it back! You hear me? I'll get all of you for this, you hear?" she then shouted at or to no one in particular.

She was shouting about her sisters, but no one was around to even listen. The only people, who could hear her, were the construction workers in the nearby construction site, which was behind the tree that Kanaria was sitting under.

As Kanaria was thinking of a way to get back at her sisters, the construction workers began their work. Kanaria had to cover her ears, since she was so close to the construction site. She ran around the tree to try to confront the construction workers.

"Would all of you kindly stop working so I can think?" Kanaria shouted, although her shouting wouldn't make the construction workers stop. Their work was too loud for them to hear the living doll who was shouting at them.

Kanaria, looking real displeased as always when things weren't going her way, walked over to the construction site and looked around. As her eyes landed on a trailer that the head of the construction workers was using as an office, she saw a drill on some wooden boards.

"Aha! Now there's something I can use." She said while running over to it, making sure that none of the construction workers saw her.

Upon reaching it, she took it in her hands and examined it. She ran her hand along the cord of the drill, and noticed that there was an electrical socket nearby. She plugged the cord into the socket and turned the drill on. The drill came to life, spinning at a high speed.

Kanaria smiled and laughed. "Ha ha ha! With this drill, I shall turn those other Rozen Maidens and Barasuishou into Swiss cheese and take their Rosa Mysticas and my violin back!" she laughed.

Her new plan was about to backfire in its early development, since the head of the construction workers was coming out of the trailer. When he came out, he saw the drill turned on while it was lying on the ground, with the cord still in the socket.

Kanaria peeked around the corner of a fence and made sure that she wasn't followed. When she saw that no one was coming her way, she slumped against the fence and breathed a sigh of relief. "Man that was close. Good thing I got out of there in time." She said as she looked up towards the sky. "Now what am I going to do?"

Kanaria stood up and started walking down the sidewalk with her head hanging down. After what seemed like thirty minutes of walking, she started to hear some strange music. Kanaria looked up and saw that she was in front of a small violin shop. The name of the shop was Rue d'Auseil.

"Wow, a violin shop…" Kanaria said as she went in.

The violin shop was small and looked similar to Enju's doll shop, except violins were on display and being sold.

The man at the counter was a short old man, and he was playing a violin. The violin was the source of the strange music.

Upon Kanaria's entry, he stopped playing and looked at his watch. Then he got up and walked over to Kanaria, who was still in front of the door. Once he got to her, he reached over to the glass of the door and turned the sign around so that the word "open" was facing the inside of the shop. He opened the door and gestured for Kanaria to leave, by showing that the shop was closing for the day.

"Oh, it's closing time already? Well, I'll come back tomorrow, okay?" Kanaria asked and walked out as the man nodded and closed the door.

Kanaria stood outside and gazed at the violins until the man turned off the lights. "I so want to look at those violins." Kanaria said as walked back up the sidewalk.

Five minutes later, she realized that it was already night time and that she was lost. "Aw great! My violin gets taken away, my plan fails before I could pull it off, it becomes dark, and now I'm lost! Can't this day get any worse?" she shouted in disbelief. As if on cue because she asked for it, it started to rain and thunder.

"Oh, me and my big mouth!" Kanaria shouted as she ran towards the nearest mirror so that she could use the N-Field to get back to Mitsu's home.

…...

I was rereading through some stories by H.P. Lovecraft and some other authors. When I came to The Music of Erich Zann, I thought about making a Rozen Maiden crossover with it.

When I was thinking about it, I decided to keep the title of H.P. Lovecraft's original The Music of Erich Zann story, the same. "Why?" you ask? Well, to put it simply, I liked how the title of H.P. Lovecraft's version was, and I couldn't really think of anything else to call it. So, I decided to make my own version of The Music of Erich Zann, but since I felt that would go really well with Rozen Maiden, so I thought about how it would work. Since Kanaria plays a violin, it looked like it would be okay.

There were a few things in The Music of Erich Zann that looked good, but I changed them a bit so they would go well with my version of the story. I made the Rue d'Auseil a violin shop instead of an apartment building, and I made Erich Zann the owner of the violin shop. Instead of playing a viol, Erich Zann plays a violin.

Everything else in the story is the same, except for the fact that it's my version of The Music of Erich Zann and it's a crossover between it (The Music of Erich Zann) and Rozen Maiden. So, with all of that said, you may not see any more author's notes in the future chapters of this story. I'm planning on three, maybe four, chapters for this story.

And now, to end my author's notes for this chapter, I shall put this disclaimer: I do not own Rozen Maiden or The Music of Erich Zann. The Music of Erich Zann is owned by H.P. Lovecraft (because he's the guy who wrote it in the first place) and Rozen Maiden is owned by, I believe, Peach-Pit (if Peach-Pit doesn't own Rozen Maiden, then can you mention who does own it when you review this story?).

Oh, and I almost forgot a dedication: I'd like to dedicate this story to H.P. Lovecraft. His work is truly an inspiration to us all.