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.
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.