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Joined 03-03-06, id: 1001304, Profile Updated: 12-24-08
Author has written 9 stories for Phantom of the Opera, and Sweeney Todd.

My name is Chelsey. I'm a junior in high school and a huge phan of The Phantom of the Opera. For a long while, i only wrote stories based in this fandom, but have recently branched out to write for Sweeney Todd, my new love.

I also hold interests in music, food, literature, and astrology.

I ship E/C, thus i feature this pairing in each of my phics. However, i am not a delusional, rabid phan who believes that Erik and Christine could have been together under any circumstances. Do i believe they shared a soulful, primal, untouchable connection? Yes, whole-heartedly. Do i believe they could have set their differences aside and lived together in domestic, marital bliss? Sadly, no, especially following the events in the Book, or even in ALW's musical. I believe POTO is, at its core, a romantic tragedy, meaning even if Erik had found love in Christine, it could not be explored or fully enjoyed. It was more a love of redemption and healing. I believe there was a reason Erik was apparently at the end of his life: they were not meant to be together, at least not in that lifetime.

However, when i desire to escape the harsh truth, I flee to the world of AU. Fit into different situations, I believe dear E and C could have been quite happy together.

That being said...

I can support R/C, but in my heart, I feel Erik and Christine are soul mates. I detest E/OW and E/M.

I fully support Gaston Leroux's Erik.

As for Sweeney Todd, I favor the Sweenet pairing, but I definitely think that conditions would have to be just right for such a pairing to flourish.

I haven't written for it yet, but i adore the Joker/Harley pairing.

Disclaimer for all my work (so I won't have to go back and edit it in for them individually): i own nothing of The Phantom of the Opera or Sweeney Todd. The only things that belong to me are the fics i write and the new ideas contained in them.

All work copyright 2006-2008, The Nightingale's Song.

I appreciate feedback.

Please enjoy.

Completed works:

The Path to Redemption: Medium-length phic in which Erik does kill Raoul when he comes to rescue Christine. Musical-, Kay-, and Leroux-based.

A Breath of Life: Medium-length phic in which Erik never lived beneath the opera, and instead had--and lost--a family. AU, slightly Kay-based.

One Final Look: One-shot in which a dying Christine looks back one her final meeting with Erik. Kay-based.

A Change of Heart: An unintentional sister phic of sorts to One Final Look. Erik and Christine's last meeting from Erik's first hand point of view. One-shot, Kay-based.

Forgiveness at Long Last: One-shot in which Christine returns to Erik to apologize. Written for creative writing class. Leroux-based.

A Word to the Phangirls: Inspiration for this came late in the night. A brief missive from Leroux's true Erik to the phangirls of Gerard Butler's Erik. My first humorous piece when it comes to phanphiction.

Think You Know Erik?: A short piece of satire concerning us phans (yes, myself included) who fancy they fully understand Erik, that they are kindred spirits, that he would fall in love with them, etc.

Apathy: My first Sweeney Todd fic; a short chronicle of what may had happened had Sweeney not killed Mrs. Lovett.

Penance: A one-shot concerning Mrs. Lovett's dying thoughts.

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Through a Mirror, Darkly by Kryss LaBryn reviews
Leroux!Erik, and a more thoughtful and mature Christine. I knew he couldn't really be an Angel, however much I wanted to believe it! But then, who was he? Why would he hide from me, unless..? EC
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 41,008 - Reviews: 212 - Favs: 198 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 9/11/2013 - Published: 4/25/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Fifteen Minutes by IronKitten reviews
It's been said that fifteen minutes was all it took for Harleen Quinzel to lose herself in the Joker. But even supervillain whirlwind romances need therapy. A Nolanverse interpretation of things, with references a-plenty to the comics. JokerxHarley
Batman - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,137 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 9/17/2008 - Published: 8/22/2008 - The Joker, Harley Quinn - Complete
JxHQ: Arkham Asylum: Tainted Love by princessebee reviews
Dr. Harleen Quinzel: Beautiful, smart, ambitious. But she never counted on The Joker. An all new and different take on the seduction and manipulation which led to her going insane and becoming Harley Quinn. Over 200,000 hits! Thanks all! COMPLETE!
Batman - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 34 - Words: 77,749 - Reviews: 556 - Favs: 543 - Follows: 191 - Updated: 8/9/2008 - Published: 4/17/2008 - Harley Quinn, The Joker - Complete
DCU: The Common Room by princessebee reviews
Downtime at Arkham Asylum, featuring all the major rogues of Gotham! Drabble written for bat fic contest 'Friends' theme. WINNER third place. Dedicated to 'Query', my longtime friend who passed away from cancer last week.
Batman - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 564 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/28/2008 - The Joker, Edward N./The Riddler - Complete
JxHQ: Gameplay by princessebee reviews
Just one way to a certain feeling but he knows others. It's all a game, isn't it? Sometimes the game ends up playing you. Written for livejournal communnity psych 30's 'libido' prompt. JokerxHarley. Warnings for adult themes, sadomasochism and language.
Batman - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,926 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/6/2008 - Harley Quinn, The Joker - Complete
Practical As Always by disguisedxlies reviews
A series of one shots. SweeneyxLovett. Chapter Eleven Up!
Sweeney Todd - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 13,488 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 3/21/2008 - Published: 1/7/2008
Stakes by smashing reviews
Mrs. Lovett makes a bet with Mr. Todd. Angsty Toddvett fluff- more angst in the first chapter, more fluff in the second.
Sweeney Todd - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,257 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 1/28/2008 - Published: 1/19/2008 - Complete
Gray by magicscalpel reviews
Sweeney Todd ponders why the world is always so damn gray. Then there is Mrs. Lovett.
Sweeney Todd - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,420 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/2/2008 - Sweeney T., Eleanor L. - Complete
It's the Thought that Counts by Gladrial10 reviews
The Joker is a hard man to shop for but this year Harley's determined to get him the best present ever. JokerxHarley
Batman - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,343 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 159 - Follows: 13 - Published: 8/18/2007 - The Joker, Harley Quinn - Complete
Idle Recollections on a Red Death by Kittie Darkhart reviews
She dreamt in red. The heavy scarlet colour no less condemning by its own nature possessed her, haunting her until all reason evaded her – the only solace found within one already dead as his skeletal hand clasped hers in the growing darkness.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,539 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/13/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Love of the Most Exquisite Kind by The Scorpion reviews
A collection of eight complete, very short portraits of Erik and Christine's love. Twisted as it could only ever be. EC fluff, Scorpion style!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 3,643 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 10/23/2006 - Published: 7/16/2005 - Erik, Christine - Complete
The Death of Innocence by Kryss LaBryn reviews
In the dark of night, a perfect child was born... Oneoff. May disturb some viewers.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,370 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/3/2006 - Erik - Complete
The Wedding Night by Maat reviews
Leroux!Erik is an over fifty deformed recluse virgin who’s never been kissed and who smells like death. How will he perform on his wedding night?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,938 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 8 - Published: 7/27/2006 - Christine, Erik - Complete
Bad Phanphic PoTO Album by Soignante reviews
My caricature of typical Very Bad Phanphics, beginning with the Harlequin Romance Gerik version. The 4th chapter is up. Ever hear the one about the two phans who went back in time?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,470 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 7/25/2006 - Published: 7/3/2006
Her Beauty by Maat reviews
As the violent events at the Opera unfold around her, Christine starts to shatter as she is drawn to desperate measures to free herself from her bonds. Oneshot, darkfic.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,954 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/24/2006 - Christine - Complete
The Long Overdue Christmas by Elcie reviews
A oneshot Leroux based EC romance. Christine fulfills a promise to return to Erik at Christmas. Corpsey fluff ensues.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,486 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/7/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
A Madhouse Romance by TheMadPuppy reviews
It took 72 sessions with the Joker for Harleen to become Harley. But how exactly did it happen? The Madhouse Romance tells it all. [Joker X Harley]
Batman - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 18,688 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 125 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 3/22/2006 - Published: 10/20/2005 - Harley Quinn, The Joker
A Man for all Moods by Elcie reviews
Oneshot. Fickle Christine loves to keep men hanging, but little does she realize the hazards of such flirtatious behavior...My submission for the second humor writing contest on PFN.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,399 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/3/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Phantom of the Opera Soundtrack: Remix by Kitsune Blade reviews
Phantom of the Opera songs... totally screwed up. Will I ever write something other than horrible attempts at humor?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 8,931 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 8/23/2005 - Published: 7/12/2005 - Complete
One Word by Phantress reviews
Erik asks Christine to be his bride...and her answer isn't what he expected. Completly Kay based. AU, oneshot.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 891 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/8/2005 - Complete
Meant To Be by Zerbinetta reviews
Some messages are not meant to be received... some prayers are meant to be answered. What if Christine would appear on the rooftop to hear Erik pray to God for her love? Oneshot, Kay based, completely EC
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,766 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 13 - Published: 4/26/2005 - Christine, Erik - Complete
Eyes of the Jackal by Zeech reviews
The kiss that saved Raoul and Christine never took place. Enraged, heart broken, driven to madness, Erik has thrown Christine aside and taken Raoul hostage. Slash, written in a series of vignettes and drabbles. Finished work.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 39 - Words: 33,149 - Reviews: 290 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 3/20/2005 - Published: 2/14/2005
Temperance by StitchGrl reviews
UPDATED Chapter 22: Good Luck, Christine ; Final Chapter. It's over now, guys - and THANK YOU ALL. Hugs and Kisses.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 27,633 - Reviews: 351 - Favs: 125 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 3/16/2005 - Published: 12/4/2004 - Complete
Skin Deep by possumgurl reviews
Beauty is not skin-deep, my love...(One-shot) R to be safe... (Leroux)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 703 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/26/2005 - Complete
Persephone's Return by Crimson Siyrean reviews
COMPLETED! When the headline "Erik is Dead" reaches Christine the realisation of what she has done hits her harder than she expects and she learns that some vows are for ever. (ch4 edit-missing ending added)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,861 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/8/2005 - Published: 11/15/2004 - Complete
In Retrospect by LaLuna reviews
Formerly "Snow Angels." Monologues written for Phantom characters, reflecting on Erik after his obituary appears in the L'Epoque. Raoul chapter revamped, Christine chapter up! Thanks for reading :)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,894 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 9/24/2004 - Published: 12/11/2002
Christine Daaé is Dead by The Grasshopper reviews
(COMPLETED!) So says the Paris Epoque.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,832 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/2/2004 - Published: 1/27/2004 - Complete
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Penance reviews
Mrs. Lovett's dying thoughts.
Sweeney Todd - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 374 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/9/2008 - Complete
Apathy reviews
One interpretation of what may have happened had Sweeney not killed Mrs. Lovett. A diluted Sweenet pairing. No fluff.
Sweeney Todd - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,863 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 2/21/2008 - Published: 2/1/2008
The Path to Redemption reviews
EC, slightly AU. What if Raoul had not escaped Erik's house by the lake that fateful night? Note: not Raoul bashing, just a different perspective. A blend of Leroux, ALW, and Kay.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 15 - Words: 16,234 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 7/31/2007 - Published: 12/30/2006 - Erik, Christine
Think You Know Erik? reviews
A gentle mockery of phans myself included who think they understand Erik. Much as we may love him, we need to remember he is an extremely enigmatic soul who will never be fully understood. In this piece, yours truly is reminded of this. Please enjoy
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Parody/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,416 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 17 - Published: 6/22/2007 - Erik - Complete
A Breath of Life reviews
AU, EC. After the death of his family, Erik is determined to live the rest of his life in peace, alone. But when he hires a new maid to help him take care of his home, his view on life is changed.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 15,668 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 1/8/2007 - Published: 8/4/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
A Word to the Phangirls reviews
The true Erik writes a brief note to the phangirls who swoon over his most recent incarnation.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 835 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/31/2006 - Erik - Complete
Forgiveness at Long Last reviews
Short oneshot in which Christine returns to Erik to apologize. EC, Lerouxbased.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 609 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/30/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
A Change of Heart reviews
Kay, EC. An alternate view of Erik's final days on Earth. One shot.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,460 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/6/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
One Final Look reviews
On her deathbed, Christine looks back on her life and her final days with Erik. Kay based, one shot.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,961 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/24/2006 - Christine, Erik - Complete