Warning: very, very, very M. Underage, maybe even a little dub-con. Filthy language abounds, and a desk. Seriously, this is thinly veiled smut with a flimsy veneer of plot. But I'll let you come to your own conclusions.

Disclaimer: Just so you know, I don't own Phantom. I thought we'd clarify that.

I'm a gentleman, I'm such a gentleman...

We keep in time, kid

You're so into it

But if you were mine, kid

We'd be intimate

Sway Sway Baby, Short Stack

After Class

Erik is a man of many talents and almost limitless patience. He had to be, taking a high school teaching job instead of composing operas and building palaces. But teaching is steady work, and he knows his students would dislike him regardless of the usual reasons people are usually uncomfortable around him. So he bears it.

But this one... this one beats them all.

"Miss Daae," Erik snaps crossly, examining his student's blank workbook with a scowl. "I set homework for a reason, you know."

Christine Daae, the bane of his year eleven English class, snaps her gum at him insouciantly. She's late to class for the third time this week - and it's only Wednesday. She hasn't done her homework for months and calling her parents has no effect. Something has to be done about her. "Whatever, Mr Destler," she replies, eyes defiant, and turns back to her coterie of giggling friends. "So I said to him - "

"Enough!" Erik growls, slamming one hand down hard on her desk. She looks up at him, wide eyed, one plump pink lip caught between her teeth. The very picture of the scolded schoolgirl. "Miss Daae, you will remain after class." He turns rapidly back to the rest of his spellbound class, always enthralled to see their icy English teacher show a hint of human emotion. "Back to Shakespeare, people," he snaps as he returns to his desk, and there is a flurry of movement as his class returns to Macbeth once more.

The bell rings and half his class is out the door before it stops its shrill whine. He sighs. He knows his mask and cold manner frightens some of his students and intimidates others, but his results are unquestionable. Half his students are on an A average and there is only one student failing - the irrepressible Miss Daae.

Speaking of the girl, she remains in her seat, examining her textbook with bored disinterest. Erik closes his eyes momentarily, steeling himself for the moment when he has to deal yet again with this obnoxious child.

"Miss Daae - "

"Finally," she interrupts, thunking her head down on the desk. "Damn, Mr Destler, you're a tough nut to crack. My Spanish and maths teachers would have starting holding me after class weeks ago."

Erik is utterly confused. "Language, Miss Daae. Please come into my office."

"Yeah, yeah, whatever," she replies, following docilely, spitting her gum into the bin as she passes it. Erik is repulsed. At least, that's what he tells himself. Her bare legs beneath her school skirt are sin gilded and glimmer in the glaring fluorescent light. Damn it, that skirt should not be that short.

"Miss Daae, I thought we could have a chat about your issues with learning - "

"Oh, let's cut the bullshit," Christine snaps, and his voice dries up in his throat. "Sir, you've been watching me. All the time. Out in the courtyard, in class, wherever we see each you. You stare at me."

"Miss Daae, that is completely incorrect - "

"Just admit it, sir! You watch me."

Erik found his throat closing over. Visions dance in his head of sacking, of disgrace, of never finding work again. He croaks out, "It's important to keep an eye on one's problem students - "

"That's fucking ridiculous, sir. You're deliberately unfair to me. You ride me harder than anyone else in our class!" she exclaims, folding her arms. Erik tries desperately to ignore the way her breasts push together lewdly at the motion. A girl that young shouldn't have endowments that appealing. "Well, I want to return the favour."

"I'm sorry?" Erik asks, bemused.

"I want to ride you harder than anyone else has in your life, the way you do to me." Almost as an afterthought, she adds, "Sir."

"I don't think you understand exactly what that means," Erik begins, but she leaps onto him, crushing her soft little body against his hard unyielding one. Even in her platform school shoes, she only comes up to his shoulder.

"I don't think you do either, sir," Christine purrs, her little hands working at his belt. Numbly, he falls back into his office chair and she straddles him calmly as the leather drops to the floor.

"Don't touch my mask," he blurts out, and she shrugs.

"Whatever floats your boat, sir," she replies, unbuttoning his shirt and then her own with a businesslike air. Her virginal (how deceptive) white brassiere comes into view, and he catches his breath. He doesn't realise he's been staring until he hears her giggle, and his ears burn. "You can touch them, you know," she laughs.

He doesn't know how, but she takes his hands and guides him. Her skin is warm and soft and Christ, his trousers feel like they've shrunk three sizes. He aches to be closer to her.

Christine seems to notice (of course she fucking does, the evidence is pressed right against her) because in one quick movement she slips off his lap, slithering down until her lips hover over his clothed erection. "Well, Mr Destler," she murmurs, and he leans forward to better catch her words, "You've always been rather... hard on me, but this is setting new standards even for you." She unzips his trousers.

How did he get himself into this situation? he asks as he lifts his hips and the material bunches around his ankles. His very obvious arousal strains against his boxers, and Christine lifts one dark brow in amusement. "I pictured you as a briefs man, Mr Destler," she taunts, but he can't reply because her hand is there and oh fuck oh fuck oh fuck. "All... tense, and... restrained." Oh yes, he's tense, he's tense, he'll be even tenser if she doesn't fucking move her hand -

He growls, and her bright eyes sparkle in delight. "Patience is a virtue, sir," she says pompously, fingers teasing the waistband of his boxers. "That's what you're always saying in class, sir. Not one to take your advice?" She waits for his answer, but he's too busy trying to keep breathing. "Oh, all right. Would you like me to - "

"For God's sake, girl!" he growls. "Get on with it!"

"I'll take that as a yes," she chirps. His underwear are around his ankles and her lips are nibbling up his inner thigh and - fuck, he works one hand into her hair because it might be the only thing anchoring him to the universe. No one has ever done this to him before, he never could have imagined the way it feels to have her lips stretched around him, her tongue exploring every inch of his cock like - no, he is not that far gone, he will not compare it to sucking a lollipop. For Christ's sake.

It lasts forever and not long enough; she releases him with a pop that makes his ears burn, her lips wet and shiny. He is still hard and has no idea what she's going to do next, but as she settles herself happily onto his desk, he recognises he has absolutely no say in the matter. Christine does what she wants. She pulls him up from his chair and flips up her skirt, somehow manages to look both tempting and enchantingly innocent. Meanwhile, he can't help but look between her legs, considering she has them spread as far as they'll go while her perfect arse rests on his fucking marking. He thinks he might pass out from lack of blood flow to his brain and - oh, Christ. Wait, is that... Hello Kitty underwear? For God's sake, he's nearly forty. She's, what, seventeen?

"Next month," she croons, slipping down her underwear. Erik is caught between slapping his hand over his eyes and dropping to his knees for a better look.

"Oh, God."

"Close enough," she shrugs, pulling a condom from her pocket. He stares.

"Why the hell do you have that in there?"

"You never know when you'll need one," she giggles, and rolls it onto him with experience that is more than a little disturbing. "What? I pay attention in Sex Ed," she says defensively, and despite himself he grins a little.

"I bet you do." She laughs joyously.

"That's more like it!" she hums, as though proud of him, and guides him into her.

"Fuck, fuck, oh holy fucking God - "

"And I should mind my language, sir?" she teases breathlessly, and he pinches her hard on the hip in punishment. She gasps, pushing against him with more ardour. Experimentally, he brings his hand down firmly on the flesh of her arse, a solid thwack echoing around the office, and she bites his ear. "More, sir, please," she whimpers, and he really tries not to think about how fucking inappropriate all of this is, but she nibbles at his throat with her pretty little teeth and he stops thinking about anything except the way she feels underneath his hands.

"Did you...?" he asks when it is done, pulling his slacks up from where they have fallen around his ankles. Christine grins, a wolf-smile, perfect and perky and utterly naked on his desk.

"Twice. Didn't you notice?" He looks down at the desk, ears burning. "Oh my God," she breathes, and he knows she's figured it out. "Was that... did you... was that your first time, sir?" Anger wakes up inside him, a caged animal stretching slowly and roaring awake. She has done this to him, woken the old anger and the ancient shame up from down in the dark where he'd caged it for so long. He feels all of fifteen again, asking Maria Thorne to prom and being punched in the face and de-masked by her boyfriend.

"Do you think I wear this mask as a fashion statement?" he asks bitterly. "I'm hideous, Miss Da - Christine. No woman wants me, not even whores - just my student with a deeply inappropriate Oedipus complex!" He is disgusted, but not at her; at himself. How could he do this with a student? He turns away. He feels dirty. He feels like he's violated her and he feels like he's been violated and he just wishes he could crawl into a deep dark hole and never come out again.

She launches herself at him like a tiny, rumpled missile, flinging her soft arms around his bony form and pressing her pretty cheek against his heart. Erik stares down at her, stunned. For all the intimacy they have just shared, this is far more tender, more closeness than he has ever known.

"I'm sorry," she whispers, and he finds himself stroking her hair wearily. He is tired, so much more than he can ever recall being, and maybe she's not apologising for seducing him but for all the sadness and pain in his life. Maybe. Who knows? She is a teenage girl, after all. "I'm sorry, sir."

So is he.