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Joined 01-06-03, id: 322185, Profile Updated: 04-10-18
Author has written 39 stories for Phantom of the Opera, Phantom of the Opera, Star Trek: Discovery, Shape of Water, and Ancient Magus' Bride/魔法使いの嫁.

Hello, and welcome! If you enjoy my writing, please add me to your author alerts list, so you will receive notification when I post something new. I write in different genres, and deeply appreciate reviews and comments!

I'm also on ko-fi as Rienerose, if you'd like to support me there!

Thanks!

~R

Update

Fear not, I've not left behind the world of Phantom, but I'll be posting a Star Trek: Discovery series as well, and a story set in The Shape of Water movie universe...or at least I will if they get any reviews!

~Riene, 15 November 2017

Update

It seems the world of Phantom has abruptly recalled me. Perhaps it was the Ghost himself, annoyed at such an extended absence while his stories languished; I'm not sure, myself. For the last week I've been revisiting the Phan community, the forums, the websites, the stories, editing / revising a few older pieces of my own writing, seeing what old friends have posted, looking and reviewing new offerings. I'm grieved to see so much gone, but pleased that the writing community continues. Second Chance will be getting a couple additional chapters soon. There are two Night Encounters from long ago, unfinished but demanding attention, and one new small piece. Please bear with me a little longer, and do please say hello via PM if you're still around and interested in reading.

I've also joined Tumblr and DeviantArt and am having fun there --. My Tumblr account name and DA account name is Rienerose. Please give me a follow to see updates on the stories. :)

~Riene, 19 March 2016


I have no life, therefore I have no personal biography.

My introduction to Phantom began as a teenager. At some point I'd read the original book The Phantom of the Opera and found it unbearable. It hurt; I hated it because it was painful, I had to force myself to complete the story. The book itself is not a masterpiece of literature, but the parallels between a person shunned for their appearance, who preferred the darkness to light, music to companionship were too much for my socially unhappy fifteen year old self, and it would be many years before I picked it up again.

After I married, my husband had two of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Greatest Hits CDs in his collection. Among the songs included on those CDs were The Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, and The Phantom of the Opera. I loved the songs for their music and lyrics, but didn't really make the connection back to the story I'd read eight years prior. In the autumn of 2003, I was going through a writing stage, working on committing to paper the fantasy novel that had been in my head since graduate school. Somewhere, I heard that Phantom was actually coming to my home town on tour. As I loved the music, I persuaded my better half to purchase tickets. With the evening of the musical ahead, I purchased a copy of the Hildebrandt illustrated edition and forced myself to read the book again, and this time cried, as I could now see it from a different perspective. With some small experience in the world of the theatre, and by this time in my adult life, I could identify with the feelings on everyone's part--Christine's fear for her physical safety conflicting with her desire to believe in a dream, Raoul's desperation to have the woman he loved and his desire to protect her, the subtle and malicious attempts of Carlotta to undermine her younger rival, the Managers' outrage and disbelief, and of course Erik's hopeless yearning for a normal life.

We went to see the show, and I fell in love at once with the stage adaptation. Webber's Phantom is less frightening than Leroux's elderly, sociopathic Opera Ghost. He appeals to everyone's need to be loved, to have a friend, to have one's worth recognized. One wants to somehow make the ending come out differently for him, to solve the problems, to provide a "happily ever after" for this Beast. Later on, I purchased the Lon Chaney movie and the Charles Dance television version, and then eventually discovered Susan's Kay's retelling of the story. I started delving through the internet for pictures and information and somehow stumbled across Le Phorum, my first internet "home." There, I learned an incredible wealth of background information about the many interpretations of the novel.

What is it about this story that appeals to so many readers? Is the novel more than a romantic fantasy, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, or simply a semi-gothic pot-boiler of the early 1900s, meant only for an evening's thrill? Fans argue and debate to this day. Many read more into the story--parallels with famous cases of the day, for example, or seek real people the characters might have been based upon. Others go to great lengths to research possible medical conditions to explain the Phantom's deformities. Some see it as an urban myth, while others become devoted to seeking evidence that the Opera Ghost "really existed." As for myself, I believe it only to be a fictional tale.

The Red Rose series of phictions were written during my infatuation phase with Phantom, and show it. I have often debated if I should go back and rewrite them someday, but they seem to appeal to many fans, so perhaps I should let them be what they are--a starry-eyed reworking of the story to have a happy ending, with my Erik of that time a lonely and gentle but essentially sane man, shunned and misunderstood. Since then, I've written one humorous story for a friend--a tongue-in-cheek commentary on phandom, and forced myself to do a vignette as close to Leroux's style and concept as I could. It was, I'll admit, a challenge to let Erik die at the end of that piece. My current project, Second Chance, is unfinished due to real-world issues and time constraints but also a sense that I don't really know how I want to complete this story. Perhaps it will end well...but my current version of it does not.

As for my fantasy novel, I am to this day hesitant to show anyone my real writing. However, as I wanted some feedback I tried the same writing style out using the Phantom as the subject material. Writing phics led to posting them on Fan Fiction Net, which led to the development of my website. Eventually I grew bold enough to post on the assorted phan-phorums as well...and the rest is history.

If you read any of my offerings below, do please leave me a review. I am always interested in what readers think, and am constantly trying to better myself as a writer. Your opinions are important to me!

I am sorry, everyone, that it is taking so long to update everything...between work, the real world, and my online life, my writing is suffering badly. Bear with me, please! I've not forgotten Second Chance or the Night Encounters...

~Riene

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A Solo For The Living by Tango1 reviews
The first kiss turned a ghost into a man. The second turned a girl into a woman. Two kisses, a ring, a backward glance: on such things do lives turn. In the real world outside the opera, two people struggle against themselves - while around them, France careens into military disaster. Some RC, mostly EC. WIP.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 70 - Words: 274,865 - Reviews: 1326 - Favs: 428 - Follows: 392 - Updated: 9/12 - Published: 4/23/2005 - [Erik, Christine] Raoul
The Soul Obeys by jennyfair reviews
Unable to abandon her Angel of Music, Christine returns to Erik following the events of the final lair. These are snap-shots of the story that follows - a life in miniature. E/C, ALW-based AU.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 2,754 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 9/8 - Published: 2/3 - Erik, Christine
Here is Love, Vast as the Ocean by tasteofthebitchpudding reviews
A selection of one-shots, based on the amazing POTO Mermaid artwork from Ilustrariane . . . . . . . ilustrariane.tumblr DOT COM
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,101 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 9/6 - Published: 5/15 - Erik, Christine
Blackbird by SpookyMormonHellDream reviews
Modern AU, E/C. Dr. Erik Riley had always been alone, with few exceptions - he'd expected to remain that way indefinitely. However, an administrative error forced a young medical student into his life, setting in motion a series of events that would change the both of them forever, if only he would allow himself to overcome his own troubled past.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 35 - Words: 297,513 - Reviews: 297 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 142 - Updated: 7/1 - Published: 3/14/2017 - [Erik, Christine] Raoul, Persian/Daroga
Gifts of the Season by tasteofthebitchpudding reviews
Life has taken a hard turn into disasterland for Christine Daaé-unemployed, directionless, and in a rut. When a neighborhood holiday game brings her world colliding with that of the masked man next door, she must decide whether she is able to get back on track, or stay adrift-and alone. Modern AU COMPLETE
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 14 - Words: 88,994 - Reviews: 281 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 6/26 - Published: 12/6/2018 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Questioning the Fairytale by Phantomholdsmyheart2743 reviews
Christine gets some perspective, and begins to question the true meaning of "Happily-ever-after." Three-shot. E/C Fluffy and happy for Valentine's Day.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,208 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 2/14 - Published: 2/7
Pretty Little by sfiddy reviews
Erik soothes the strains from ballet rehearsal. E/C. Kinky. You've been warned.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,558 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/24 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Drink Deeply of the Moonlight by gracianasi reviews
Christine steps into a ghost story when an impromptu séance raises the spirit of a long-dead musician, enigmatic and alluring. An old house, an attic mirror, a gramophone, and a childhood sweetheart also star. 1920s AU.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,930 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 14 - Published: 1/4 - Erik, Christine, Raoul - Complete
Balcony Duet by sfiddy reviews
Erik owns and directs a decrepit community theater and company. He unwinds by playing to the evening air. One day he has an accompaniment. Inspired by that pianist's request that went viral.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,232 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 1/3 - Published: 10/1/2018 - Complete
Kindred by Wheel of Fish reviews
A Yuletide alternative to Gaston Leroux's epilogue. Written for the 2018 PotO Advent Calendar on Tumblr.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,120 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/21/2018 - [Christine, Raoul] Erik, Persian/Daroga - Complete
Beneath the Shadows by Melancholy's Child reviews
In the 1880s, Christine and her father move to Paris for a fresh beginning that is not as joyful as it first seems. When the truth of her new circumstances starts to unravel, only one man can help her. E/C. Kay/ALW-verse. Will eventually be rated M. COMPLETED.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 28 - Words: 135,908 - Reviews: 695 - Favs: 246 - Follows: 233 - Updated: 11/21/2018 - Published: 10/9/2017 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Distractions by tasteofthebitchpudding reviews
Christine loses focus easily on the stage, and must work on her composure through all manner of distractions. Fortunately, the angel of music is there to offer a helping hand. Canon-set AU, E/C Smut, Kinktober 2018
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 19,814 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 11/14/2018 - Published: 10/11/2018 - Complete
Second Chances Incorporated by Quiet2885 reviews
Life can be painful and cruel and unfair, sometimes to the point where death seems like the only option. Until now. Let Second Chances Incorporated give you a second chance. Modern AU. Light sci-fi. Second Chances Incorporated. If only it were really that simple…Complete except for possible epilogue.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 52 - Words: 247,639 - Reviews: 1138 - Favs: 141 - Follows: 165 - Updated: 11/13/2018 - Published: 9/5/2016 - Erik, Christine, Persian/Daroga, OC - Complete
Only You by Kryss LaBryn reviews
Chise finds out why Elias wears his veil, even though it doesn't hide his face very well. Even with people who have seen him without it. Sometimes, he just wants to pretend...
Ancient Magus' Bride/魔法使いの嫁 - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 963 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/1/2018 - Chise H., Elias A. - Complete
Through a Glass, Darkly by angelicdamnation reviews
Two years after the events of the Opéra, Christine finds herself contemplating her choices, face to face with another mirror. Oneshot: Leroux and Webber in equal measure.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,848 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/6/2018 - Christine - Complete
Binary by Soignante reviews
The Internet; the anonymous medium. What better mask for a reclusive genius? Will a certain gifted barista draw him out of hiding? Erik/Christine. Updated and Complete (cover art by Ilustrariane)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 43 - Words: 90,033 - Reviews: 1650 - Favs: 711 - Follows: 183 - Updated: 8/3/2018 - Published: 2/28/2006 - Erik, Christine, Meg Giry, Persian/Daroga - Complete
Check by Bogglocity reviews
A relaxing game of chess doesn't go quite the way Christine intended. E/C Now a two-shot. Now M-rated.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,916 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 7/31/2018 - Published: 6/3/2018 - Erik, Christine
Made of Stone by Morrigan24601 reviews
Very loosely based around the proposal scene from Kay. Erik asks Christine for a marriage of convenience until his impending death, but things gradually unfold rather differently than expected.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 101,415 - Reviews: 357 - Favs: 209 - Follows: 256 - Updated: 6/16/2018 - Published: 6/6/2017 - Erik, Christine
Moment of Weakness by jennyfair reviews
Erik receives an unexpected visit from Christine while working on his Don Juan Triumphant, but everything is not as it seems. A fill-in scene for the ALW musical, originally posted to Aria in 2005.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,325 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/23/2018 - Erik - Complete
A Motley Fool by Phantom Night Owl reviews
Deformed boy meets cynical girl. Not exactly love at first sight, but no one ever said that the road to happiness didn't conceal a few sharp stones. A modern tale of second chances. A story of friends, lovers and music, with a little of the Bard thrown in for good measure.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 25 - Words: 189,305 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 3/8/2018 - Published: 10/16/2017 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Relative Insanity by gravity01 reviews
"Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage." AU/Kay-based. After some convincing, Erik's mother decided it would be best to send him to the asylum, after all. Turns out, some kinds of madness can be taught. E/C creepiness.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 42 - Words: 141,011 - Reviews: 573 - Favs: 206 - Follows: 263 - Updated: 2/22/2018 - Published: 10/22/2013 - Erik, Christine
Counterpoint by LittleLongHairedOutlaw reviews
(Wraiths of Wandering AU) Marguerite Dupuis, née De Chagny, considers her husband and their life together.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,717 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/17/2018 - Complete
The Way They Shine by Mr. Bluu reviews
In anguish and reassurance and lust and death, they shine. Oneshot.
Shape of Water - Rated: M - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,192 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 13 - Published: 1/14/2018 - [Elisa E., The Creature] Giles, R. Strickland
Friend and Father by angelicdamnation reviews
In the bleak midwinter, a few weeks after the masked ball, Erik pays a visit to the grave of Christine's father.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,900 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/14/2018 - Erik - Complete
Wraiths of Wandering by LittleLongHairedOutlaw reviews
France 1917. Konstin Daaé, the son of Christine and Erik, is badly wounded fighting on the Western Front. His best friend and lover, Antoine De Chagny, is wounded saving him. Antoine's sister, Marguerite, is nursing in the hospital to which they are brought, but she has her own struggles. And back in Paris, Christine waits desperately for news.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 35 - Words: 117,996 - Reviews: 216 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 12/24/2017 - Published: 6/17/2017 - [Christine, Raoul] Philippe - Complete
Out of my Mind by MlleBree reviews
"Erik," he said to her. "I am Erik. I am no Angel and we both know it. You will call me Erik and you will understand that with this decision you will be binding yourself to me irrevocably. Think it through, Christine de Changy. If you say yes you are mine forever." Dark Erik, disturbed Christine.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 65 - Words: 96,101 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 135 - Updated: 10/17/2017 - Published: 6/6/2015 - [Christine, Erik] - Complete
The Choices that Define Us by Melancholy's Child reviews
Immediately after the musical, Christine struggles with moving on. When she finally decides to start making choices for herself, her life and that of her Opera Ghost will collide once again. Post-canon. E/C. Sloooow burn. Eventually, will be rated M. COMPLETE.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 136,843 - Reviews: 478 - Favs: 249 - Follows: 173 - Updated: 7/28/2017 - Published: 1/21/2017 - Erik, Christine - Complete
After The Storm by mildlyholmes reviews
In 1980 Soviet Russia, renowned opera singer Christine Daaé is dismayed when her husband Erik, a discharged KGB spy, returns from war shattered beyond repair. In their world of tragic love and dauntless devotion, where all is so easily torn apart, these fragile and lost souls must learn each other once more before it is too late. —A tale of love, loss and healing. EC.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 183,814 - Reviews: 230 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 90 - Updated: 7/15/2017 - Published: 5/25/2015 - Erik, Christine, Raoul, Persian/Daroga - Complete
Unsung by Wheel of Fish reviews
Christine Daaé has spent eight months imagining what she might say to the Opera Ghost if she ever saw him again. Now he is here in her flat, quite by accident, and the fact of the matter is she can no longer speak. COMPLETE.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 106,840 - Reviews: 655 - Favs: 391 - Follows: 212 - Updated: 6/29/2017 - Published: 2/1/2017 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Moonless by Melancholy's Child reviews
The first kiss was for him, the Vicomte who needed saving. The second kiss was for her because she needed to be sure. This night, she searches for the man she wants, and she will not be deterred. Takes place after the musical. Lightly LND-inspired ("again and then again"). Rated M for strong sexual situations. E/C. One-shot.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,209 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 26 - Published: 3/19/2017 - Erik, Christine
Cocoon of Comfort by LittleLongHairedOutlaw reviews
Sometimes, when Erik has nightmares, Christine is there and she'll look after him.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,331 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 3/7/2017 - Published: 12/17/2015 - [Christine, Erik] - Complete
Nearer to Thee by LittleLongHairedOutlaw reviews
He is not who they think he is, a muddle of stories and lies, wrapped in an opera cloak and mask that are not his own but could be. But Charles de Chagny, all of 22 years old, craves to be closer to that past which is out of his reach. (Post Kay canon)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,362 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/20/2017 - Published: 11/10/2016 - Erik, Christine, Raoul, Persian/Daroga - Complete
Petrichor by LittleLongHairedOutlaw reviews
The smell of the rain brings back many memories for Erik, and leads him to wonder how life might be if he had been like any other man.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 619 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/24/2016 - Erik - Complete
Ten Months Previously by Broken-Vow reviews
There was nothing left to her but questions and a short note. How could she ever be satisfied with that?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 141,607 - Reviews: 361 - Favs: 135 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 12/16/2016 - Published: 5/27/2016 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Shattered by elisedaae reviews
From Christine's POV. After the shattering chandelier and a brief escape from the confines of the opera, words better left unsaid bring Christine far apart from the man she once knew, and guilt overcomes her as she struggles with the way she views her fallen teacher. Will another such escape bring answers to the endless why that consumes her?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,701 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/27/2016
Chandelier by Melancholy's Child reviews
Modern Day fic. Christine is interning in Paris when she stumbles behind a trap door and enters a masked man's underground domain. But this Christine is older, bolder, and haunted by scars of her own. Please see warnings. AWL-based with a bit of Kay. EC. COMPLETE.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 39 - Words: 189,947 - Reviews: 581 - Favs: 198 - Follows: 157 - Updated: 11/12/2016 - Published: 6/11/2016 - Erik, Christine
Soft as Candlelight by LittleLongHairedOutlaw reviews
Christine contemplates Erik playing his music.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 751 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/3/2016 - [Christine, Erik] - Complete
Standing Alone by LittleLongHairedOutlaw reviews
There is something of his father in his jaw, of his mother in his nose, and he has her curls but not her voice, and his father was no musician, but yet his fingers belong on piano keys. And Guillaume, Comte de Chagny stands alone in the dressing room that once hers and contemplates the ghosts that have woven him together.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,282 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/19/2016 - Erik, Christine, Raoul, OC - Complete
My Ghost by Arianna083 reviews
In the aftermath of the Opera fire, Christine discovers that her angel never truly left her. Yet now the dream has lifted, reality looms and secrets once kept in the dark must come to light. (E/C)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 23,110 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 10/9/2016 - Published: 9/12/2016
Volée by VeroniqueClaire reviews
Think of this as Down Once More: the extended, modern-day, jet set remix. Gunshot wounds, fast cars, first class flights, FBI in pursuit - but it's the quiet moments, the conversations, that leave Christine shaken. Hurtling towards her inevitable decision. COMPLETE.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 24 - Words: 141,774 - Reviews: 747 - Favs: 413 - Follows: 332 - Updated: 9/30/2016 - Published: 3/10/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
If This Be Heaven or Hell by Morrigan24601 reviews
Erik has kept Christine in his house underground for two months, conflicted between desire and fear, not daring to touch her and yet unwilling to release her. But then she escapes…and Erik's pursuit has interesting, if entirely unforeseen, consequences.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 19,961 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 30 - Published: 6/2/2016 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Beyond the Deathbed by imitateslife reviews
Erik did not stay for Reza's funeral, but he may yet be persuaded to stay for a night with a grieving Nadir. Pharoga. Erik/Nadir. Kay-based.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,141 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/19/2016 - [Erik, Persian/Daroga] - Complete
Cartography by LittleLongHairedOutlaw reviews
He would explore every inch of her, if given the chance. And she would do the same to him, map him and imprint him on her memory, if he were not so very afraid of what she might think of him.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,250 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 4/26/2016 - Published: 3/29/2016 - [Erik, Christine] - Complete
Lethargy by LittleLongHairedOutlaw reviews
She is gone, and all he can do is sit and drink wine, so very heavy and numb.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 678 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/5/2016 - Erik - Complete
Let This Moment Linger by LittleLongHairedOutlaw reviews
It is to be a quiet night on the Rue de Rivoli. At least, that is the plan until there comes the frantic knocking on the door, and Darius lets in a blood-stained Vicomte and Opera Ghost. Swathed in candlelight, the Daroga is left with a tumbling mass of regrets and wishes in his head, the clock endlessly ticking down to the end.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,121 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/4/2016 - [Raoul, Christine] Erik, Persian/Daroga - Complete
Why, You Ask by LittleLongHairedOutlaw reviews
In the month between Erik's death and her marriage to Raoul, Christine visits Nadir, desperate to know so many things. (Kay!verse)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,133 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/10/2016 - Published: 12/21/2015 - Christine, Persian/Daroga - Complete
Valentine Always by michellemybelle25 reviews
Valentine's Day at the opera house...
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,961 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 14 - Published: 2/9/2016 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Trinity Ring by LittleLongHairedOutlaw reviews
Erik contemplates the ring that Christine put on his finger, and how remarkable it is for one such as him.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 374 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/27/2016 - [Christine, Erik] - Complete
Don Juan Rehearsed by Igenlode Wordsmith reviews
In which Ubaldo Piangi encounters a fit of temperament, and makes a well-intentioned promise.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,694 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/5/2016 - Christine, Ubaldo P. - Complete
Fractured Nights by LittleLongHairedOutlaw reviews
Some nights, Christine lies awake beside Raoul and contemplates the night she spent with Erik, and question of a child. (Kay!verse)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,293 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/1/2016 - [Christine, Erik] Raoul - Complete
Suffocation by LittleLongHairedOutlaw reviews
Erik has a nightmare, full of death and murder, including his own. (Kay!canon)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 508 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/15/2015 - Erik - Complete
Let the Dream Descend by LittleLongHairedOutlaw reviews
She arrived the night before, and stayed with him through to the end. Kay!verse.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,147 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 11/16/2015 - Published: 11/12/2015 - [Erik, Christine] Persian/Daroga - Complete
Unwind by mildlyholmes reviews
She only wanted to relieve his tension.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,371 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 25 - Published: 1/22/2015 - Erik, Christine - Complete
A Thief in the Night by Phantom Night Owl reviews
Christine Daae is a girl poised on the cusp of womanhood, when a stranger moves into the house next door and her life is changed forever.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 43 - Words: 298,474 - Reviews: 452 - Favs: 307 - Follows: 146 - Updated: 2/8/2014 - Published: 4/13/2013 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Anathema by Broken-Vow reviews
Through heartbreak and trial, Christine must learn to trust and grow under the guidance of a sinister and deadly guardian.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 46 - Words: 193,075 - Reviews: 976 - Favs: 467 - Follows: 212 - Updated: 2/1/2013 - Published: 4/20/2012 - Christine, Erik - Complete
The Fade into Black by Alphie reviews
What happened behind the closed door? Missing moments from the Kay novel.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 21,729 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 12/1/2012 - Published: 5/7/2012 - Erik, Christine
Forget Me Not by michellemybelle25 reviews
An accident causes Christine to lose her memory, and Erik seeks to rewrite their story for her.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,915 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 35 - Published: 7/3/2012 - Christine, Erik - Complete
Shadows by my-echo reviews
On a long hold due to writer's block, but not forgotten. Days after the disastrous events at the Opera, Christine makes an impulsive, rash decision - but she is not entirely prepared for what will follow. Largely based on the world of the stage musical, sprinkled with Leroux. E/C.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 58,549 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 5/12/2012 - Published: 3/3/2010 - Erik, Christine
Surrender by dreamdescend reviews
Erik loses control. Loosely Leroux inspired. One shot.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,086 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 18 - Published: 3/26/2012 - Christine, Erik - Complete
Joy Departed by Broken-Vow reviews
With all the warmth of her life gone, Christine tries desperately to get it back. Three-shot.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,051 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 3/9/2012 - Published: 1/27/2012 - Christine, Erik - Complete
Whisper by T'eyla Minh reviews
Christine is travelling to England by boat and remembers the events that led to her decision - some re-telling, some new stuff. E/C in passing, quite angsty. 7th and final chapter - the end of Christine's journey... or is it?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,846 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/20/2012 - Published: 10/18/2011 - Christine, Erik - Complete
The Nightingale's Mate by FieryPen37 reviews
Erik begins his life anew in Paris after many years of trial and struggle, swearing to never again submit to a man's fickle emotions. Perhaps Christine Daae can change his mind . . .
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 31 - Words: 133,617 - Reviews: 428 - Favs: 422 - Follows: 157 - Updated: 1/8/2012 - Published: 8/30/2010 - Erik, Christine - Complete
there's only us, there's only this by violent darlings reviews
Kay AUs. Now showing: Erik proposes to Christine, and she surprises him. Fluffy, angsty, sometimes humorous smut. You're warned.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 14,548 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 10/14/2011 - Published: 6/24/2011 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Measure of a Man by michellemybelle25 reviews
How much can one tempt the darkness before it burns in return?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,685 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 146 - Follows: 24 - Published: 4/15/2011 - Christine, Erik - Complete
The Wedding Night by michellemybelle25 reviews
Believing Erik to be dead, Christine marries Raoul, hoping to finally have her happy ending. But what happens when Erik returns to claim her once again as his?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,096 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 201 - Follows: 41 - Published: 4/15/2010 - Christine, Erik - Complete
Like a Baroness by stefanie bean reviews
A collection of vignettes surrounding Meg Giry's marriage to the Baron de Castelot Barbazac. (Leroux)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,895 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 2/13/2009 - Published: 10/29/2007 - Erik, Meg Giry, OC - Complete
Erik's Little Dividends by gravity01 reviews
He never wanted it. Them. He never wanted one… much less two of them. It wasn’t fair, Erik decided. He had only just gotten Christine all to himself and now… this.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,386 - Reviews: 251 - Favs: 338 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 9/17/2008 - Published: 7/30/2008 - Erik, Christine - Complete
A Noble Beast by jennyfair reviews
“And I listened ... and stayed!...That night, we did not exchange another word. He sang me to sleep." A fill in for Leroux, during Christine's first night in the house on the lake.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 537 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/20/2008 - Erik, Christine - Complete
When All is Lost by Quiet2885 reviews
Modern. Will a deformed man's desire for revenge destroy the future of a young couple? Or were all three fated to begin this dark journey and face the evils of the past? A story of the struggle between hatred and love, vengeance and redemption. COMPLETE.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 74 - Words: 306,625 - Reviews: 2372 - Favs: 655 - Follows: 214 - Updated: 12/30/2007 - Published: 5/16/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
The Innocent by The Grasshopper reviews
COMPLETED. A dark, modern retelling of the original tale. **SEE AUTHOR'S NOTE FOR UPDATE (4/2019)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 57,970 - Reviews: 662 - Favs: 409 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 12/26/2007 - Published: 11/4/2003 - Erik, Christine, Raoul, Persian/Daroga - Complete
Dark Waltz by Broken-Vow reviews
I was locked in his world. No escape and no possibility of release. And yet I cannot hate him...Dark. Modern. Sprinkled with bits of Leroux and Kay.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 38 - Words: 85,319 - Reviews: 554 - Favs: 236 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 10/14/2007 - Published: 11/28/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Buds Bursting Into Bloom by Chatastic reviews
What if the Phantom did not die after Christine left him? And what if he was able to love again? And what if that love arrived in Paris only weeks after the one and only performance of Don Juan Triumphant? And what if she was way cooler than Christine?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 23 - Words: 39,476 - Reviews: 291 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 5/5/2007 - Published: 4/11/2005
Sweet Intoxication by T'eyla Minh reviews
15 years after the events under the Opéra, Christine de Chagny heads out into a stormy night to face her demons... Part Thirteen, at long last: a very important chapter, this one. I've kept you all waiting FAR too long... Enjoy.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 33,145 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 4/4/2007 - Published: 4/24/2003 - Erik, Christine
Phantoms of the Past by stefanie bean reviews
Erik is dead, and Christine returns to bury him, but past secrets don't stay that way. (R/C, past E/C, Leroux-based)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 26 - Words: 220,628 - Reviews: 300 - Favs: 125 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 1/18/2007 - Published: 10/19/2005 - [Christine, Raoul] Erik, Persian/Daroga - Complete
Gifts and Wrappings by Quiet2885 reviews
As a present to Christine, Erik reveals his special 'mask' of normalcy earlier in the story. Shameless EC Holiday Fluff. Primarily Kay and Leroux. Complete.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,814 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 235 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 1/11/2007 - Published: 12/24/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Fraternité by Gondolier reviews
Something sinister is stalking Christine, and only one man can save her. As they uncover deadly secrets taken to the grave, they find that the greatest mystery of all is the human heart. A tale of intrigue, love, and redemption.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 42 - Words: 271,539 - Reviews: 1080 - Favs: 724 - Follows: 219 - Updated: 8/27/2006 - Published: 1/27/2005 - Erik, Christine - 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: 78 - Favs: 135 - Follows: 22 - Published: 7/27/2006 - Christine, Erik - Complete
Of Threnodies and Roses by Quiet2885 reviews
Modern Retelling. Leroux Undertones. He began as an Angel that came to her one frightening night. As Christine is slowly swept up into a dangerous and passionate obsession, will she survive his dark world...and even darker past? COMPLETE
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 140,173 - Reviews: 1071 - Favs: 518 - Follows: 150 - Updated: 5/12/2006 - Published: 8/2/2005 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Earthbound by Tango1 reviews
Christine finds beauty in the darkness, at a price. How much would you suffer to be happy? What would you give up so that someone you love could be happy? And would it be worth it?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,984 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/26/2005 - [Christine, Raoul] - Complete
Only Love by Midasgirl reviews
Set after ALW - Christine and Raoul have married, and all seems to be going well. But fate will not allow Erik to forget her, and after the honeymoon, tragedy may offer him a second chance to win her back ...
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 56,556 - Reviews: 314 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 4/17/2005 - Published: 2/2/2003
Darkness Purged to Light by The Scorpion reviews
What if POTO had taken place in modern times and Erik was arrested and put on trial for his crimes? How would the modern world deal with Erik's sins? How would Erik deal with imprisonment after he let Christine go?...And Christine?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 56,848 - Reviews: 247 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 1/13/2005 - Published: 12/17/2001 - Erik, Christine
How Long Should We Two Wait by Midnight Rain1 reviews
Christine is haunted by her dreams and the past. A move back to Paris seems that it will amend things, until Christine finds herself in terrible danger. Can she be saved? Can the past ever truly be forgotten? E/C eventually
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 29 - Words: 87,414 - Reviews: 331 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 8/18/2004 - Published: 2/7/2003
A Story of Love by L'Ange de Mort reviews
“From time to time certain bone structures are repeated without a blood tie. No human face is entirely unique, my dear. I daresay somewhere in the world there may be another poor devil who looks like me,” says Erik to Christine. How right he is.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 26,069 - Reviews: 163 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 3/17/2004 - Published: 1/15/2003
Fade to Black by Stephantom reviews
After sending Christine away with Raoul, Erik is left alone in his underground house to reflect on his life...
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,256 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/25/2003 - Published: 2/25/2003 - Erik - Complete
Reunion by Scarlett Rose reviews
*COMPLETE* A unexpected reunion jolts Christine and Erik. Fluffy but fun! This story began as PG13 but rapidly escalated into an R rating. It is not possible to accurately portray such a passionate character as Erik in muted terms.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 26,737 - Reviews: 218 - Favs: 295 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 6/23/2003 - Published: 6/3/2003 - Complete
PointCounterpoint: Erik and Christine by Madrigal reviews
This short piece in two parts brings Erik and Christine into conversation with each other even though they've just said their final goodbyes. Based on ALWKay.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,427 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/20/2003 - Erik, Christine
A Touch of Heaven by BeatlePhan reviews
An incident from his past causes Erik to have nightmares; this is my short story version of the event that led to the nightmare described in
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,299 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/1/2003
Farewell by BeatlePhan reviews
Just a little poem I wrote some years ago...
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 58 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/28/2003
Bishops and Blueprints by debubs reviews
A one shot book fic set in Erik's days in Persia. The Persian comes only with a warning, only to end up in a short game of wits... and stumbling upon a deadly plan.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,016 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Published: 3/18/2003 - Complete
Once Upon A Time by Kates reviews
Clarice is an unusual girl, even in the highly unusual time of the Renaissance in France. But when she meets up with a mysterious, masked nobleman, will her life become even more unusual?
Fairy Tales - Rated: K - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 24 - Words: 93,267 - Reviews: 252 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 3/14/2003 - Published: 1/10/2003 - Complete
A Christmas Carol Phantom Style by Victoria Micheal reviews
What happens when the spirit of the real Phantom comes to visit Lord Andy on the subject of the Phantom Movie?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 906 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/18/2003
The Best Laid Plans by Midasgirl reviews
It's time for Christine to return to the Opera, and an encounter with Erik would seem to mend the past - but the managers have a plan of their own.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 34,603 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 1/27/2003 - Published: 9/24/2002
The Phantom of the Opera, Retold: Act II by Kates reviews
New scenes added, changes made The second act of the characters' very own retelling of this tale.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 42,695 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 1/19/2003 - Published: 12/17/2002 - Erik, Christine - Complete
A Phantom Question by meganphntmgrl reviews
Very old Phantom poem. Very childish. Approach with caution.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 217 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 8 - Published: 1/10/2003
Love Comes To Those Who Believe by Stemwinder reviews
In Susan Kay's novel "Phantom" Erik asks Christine to marry him, and she could not find the courage within her to answer. And then the wheels in my mind started turning, what if she had found the courage to say yes? *Complete!*
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 23 - Words: 57,081 - Reviews: 234 - Favs: 219 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 1/5/2003 - Published: 12/6/2002 - Erik, Christine - Complete
The Phantom of the Opera, Retold by Kates reviews
Reposted after some massive editing. The tale of all things Phantom is spun, as seen by the characters themselves. Enter my world, mes amies, with your hand at the level of your eyes and before you go, do please leave me a note.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 43,917 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 12/15/2002 - Published: 12/11/2002 - Erik, Christine - Complete
A Song Through the Night by Yukito-sama reviews
For the last 2 Chapters read A Song Through the Night Continued. Erik lives beneath Paris Opera House, writing a an untitled opera and taking fun in runing the opera as the Opera Ghost. He comes across Chrisitne one night and vows to help her in any way.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 49,720 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/16/2002 - Published: 9/15/2001
Masquerade by Midasgirl reviews
Pure sap :) Christine is at the company's annual masquerade ball ... but when Raoul is called away unexpectedly, who knows how the evening might turn out?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,826 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/12/2002
Nothing Left to Lose by Midasgirl reviews
Set directly after Susan Kay's Phantom ... Raoul begins to show his true colours, Christine wonders whether she's made the right decision, and Erik? Well ...
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 31,461 - Reviews: 231 - Favs: 120 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 2/24/2002 - Published: 9/18/2001
Soft Caresses in the Night by Ki-Chan1 reviews
A little poem I did one night, rather nostalgic. Spoken by a regretful Christine. Please r&r Thanky! ::blows kisses::
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 275 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/1/2001
Phantom Poetry by LabyLoverLaurie reviews
Five Phantom poems, written while listening to the Broadway soundtrack when I was 14-15.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 452 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/24/2001
Night Journeys by Veronique reviews
A late night carriage ride leads to conversation, and some realizations...
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,408 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/5/2001
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Scrapbook reviews
A collection of short, one-shot scenes, E/C in general, each chapter complete but unrelated to each other. Erik, Christine, the Persian, Philippe and Sorelli, Carlotta and Ubaldo, Meg, Madame Giry...all make their appearance in various short stories. Mostly T, one M. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 21,376 - Reviews: 367 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 8/29 - Published: 4/22/2017 - Erik, Christine, Persian/Daroga, Philippe
The Measure of a Man reviews
Modern-day setting. Returning to her university town in the northern USA, Christine Daae meets two very different, intriguing men. R/C, E/C, angst, drama, romance, mystery. WIP.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 31 - Words: 122,680 - Reviews: 734 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 163 - Updated: 4/12 - Published: 9/22/2017 - Erik, Christine, Raoul, Meg Giry
Christmas 1881 reviews
Christmas Eve of 1881 is far from happy. Christine, Erik. Short story based on Leroux and musical. Complete. Submitted for notaghost3's annual Christmas story contest!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,334 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/20/2018 - Erik, Christine - Complete
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year reviews
The winter of 1980 was a miserable affair in Chicago. Snow, ice, and a bad case of the blahs have left Christine Daae, music teacher and theater geek, down. Taking on a project to cheer herself up brings a strange and unusual man into her life. E/C, of course, and my annual Christmas story. Submitted for NotaGhost3's annual Christmas phic contest as well!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,879 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 12/14/2018 - Published: 12/3/2018 - Erik, Christine, Meg Giry - Complete
Changes and Challenges reviews
In which Chise and Elias wonder how their relationship will change when she goes to college, and Chise confesses she is interested in more than just a platonic friendship. Set between the Original Season and the College Arc.
Ancient Magus' Bride/魔法使いの嫁 - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,785 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 10/10/2018 - Published: 5/14/2018 - Chise H., Elias A., Ruth, Simon C.
Wifely Duties reviews
Sometimes a wife's duty is to take care of her husband's needs...whether he realizes it or not. Erik/Christine, complete.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,442 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 16 - Published: 6/13/2018 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Anticipation reviews
An evening of spring cleaning leads to a confession from Christine. Short story, E/C, complete.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,041 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 9 - Published: 4/27/2018 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Paradise Lost reviews
Elisa and her Creature become separated, and each fears the worst. Complete, sequel to Firmament.
Shape of Water - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,583 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 8 - Published: 4/17/2018 - Elisa E., The Creature - Complete
Firmament reviews
Elisa and the Creature are together and happy in this short sequel to The Shape of Loneliness.
Shape of Water - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 841 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 19 - Published: 2/16/2018 - Elisa E., The Creature - Complete
The Shape of Loneliness reviews
Alone for years, an amphibious creature longs for companionship. His risk results in his capture, imprisonment, and torment at the hands of a research laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. One woman is able to see the intelligent being under the chains, but will she be able to save them both? Complete.
Shape of Water - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 19,896 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 188 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 1/23/2018 - Published: 11/29/2017 - Elisa E., The Creature, Zelda F., R. Strickland - Complete
Candlelight reviews
They both appreciate the candlelight, and what happens there. Rated M, NSFW. E/C. Complete.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,720 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 13 - Published: 12/23/2017 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Voyage reviews
Star Trek: Discovery. A retelling of the series episodes from Commander Saru's POV. Both series and original characters and events, eventual love interest. Begins with Episode 3, Context is for Kings. WIP. Reviews appreciated!
Star Trek: Discovery - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 12,648 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 11/28/2017 - Published: 11/14/2017
Dal Segno Al Fine reviews
In 1920 France, the widowed Christine de Chagny returns to Paris. E/C. Complete/
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 34,040 - Reviews: 187 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 9/1/2017 - Published: 6/9/2017 - Erik, Christine, OC - Complete
Healing Balm reviews
A visit to Caesar and a conversation with an old friend gives Christine a method to help ease Erik's pain. E/C, complete. Please read and review.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,534 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 9 - Published: 3/26/2017 - Christine - Complete
Prologue reviews
In 1880 Paris, a man returns to reclaim the Opera as his sanctuary. Set before Red Rose and A Second Chance, and the ALW stage play. E/C, complete.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,370 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 3/17/2017 - Published: 1/20/2017 - Erik, Christine, Meg Giry, Madame Giry - Complete
Vanity reviews
Christine returns home late, and Erik is predictably in a fine state about it. One-shot, humor and romance, complete. Please read and review.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,384 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 12 - Published: 1/6/2017 - Erik, Christine - Complete
A Touch of Comfort reviews
Rain, a music lesson, an injury. Each has the chance to care for the other. Part of the Night Encounters Series. E/C, complete.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,151 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/22/2016 - Erik, Christine - Complete
A Joyeux Noël reviews
Their first Noël together brings surprises for Erik. Set a few months after Second Chance. Complete, one-shot, humor and sweetness. Please read and review :) Merry Christmas, everyone!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,885 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/9/2016 - Erik, Christine, Persian/Daroga - Complete
Reminiscence reviews
Christine remembers the man she loved. E/C, complete, one-shot short story. Please read and review.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,023 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/18/2016
Beyond Death reviews
Beyond the grave I would care for you, watch over you, beyond time I will love you…my Christine… Written for the Tumblr 2016 Halloween Contest. E/C, complete.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,538 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/21/2016 - Erik, Christine, Raoul - Complete
The Music Lesson reviews
Christine has an evening's music lesson with Erik. Part of the Night Encounters series! Please read Chapter 1 first. E/C Complete.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,389 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 10/14/2016 - Published: 10/30/2004 - Erik, Christine - Complete
A Second Chance reviews
In the days after the tragedy at the Opera, Christine risks returning underground to ascertain the fate of her former teacher. What she finds changes everything. Can an embittered man learn to love again? This is a new novel, and is set immediately after the ALW musical. Don't look for it to get any happier for a while. E / C Complete
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 83,280 - Reviews: 393 - Favs: 206 - Follows: 115 - Updated: 10/2/2016 - Published: 5/12/2003 - Erik, Christine, Meg Giry, Persian/Daroga - Complete
To Envy a Cat reviews
Ayesha is quite in control of the evening. This is a very short humorous sketch with one cat and two humans. Please read and review, and I hope you enjoy! E/C, complete, one-shot.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 394 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/3/2016 - Erik, Christine
Revelations reviews
A thoughtful Christine reflects on what she's learned from marriage and about the man she loves. In part 2, Erik reflects as well. Short, E/C, complete.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,090 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 11 - Published: 7/1/2016 - Erik, Christine - Complete
A Strange Bliss reviews
She was his angel of mercy. One-shot, E/C, complete. Thank you for reading!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 523 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/27/2016 - Erik, Christine - Complete
A Living Husband reviews
He had asked for a living bride...but was he prepared for that prayer to be answered?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 534 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/20/2016 - Erik, Christine - Complete
The Opera Roof reviews
One night on the rooftop of the Palais Garnier, Christine dares to ask Erik a question. This short story is part of the Night Encounters series. E/C fluff, complete. Please read, and please review. :)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,320 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/22/2016 - Erik, Christine
Three Scenes reviews
One-shot, complete. Three short E/C scenes. Thank you for reading!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 635 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/1/2016 - Erik, Christine - Complete
L'Ange de Musique reviews
This is a very short vignette, set during Christmas Eve at the Opera. Christine is gone, and Erik decides to give himself a present.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 526 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/13/2016 - Complete
A Bit of Phic reviews
Nighttime, somewhere in France, afterwards...
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 274 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/16/2009 - Christine, Raoul - Complete
A Red Rose Christmas Story reviews
Set nine years after my Red Rose story, Erik and Christine celebrate the holidays. Much sweetness and romance. Merry Christmas, everyone!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,982 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/8/2003 - Erik, Christine
Chess Is A Game Of Strategy reviews
A game of chess leads to an intense conversation. This short story is part of my Night Encounters series, and is set immediately before the Il Muto and chandelier scene in the ALW stage play. Please read, and review.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,642 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 8 - Published: 8/7/2003 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Leroux Epilogue reviews
This short story is an addition to the original Phantom of the Opera novel, by Gaston Leroux, and remains true to its ending.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,920 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/24/2003 - Erik, Persian/Daroga - Complete
Spiral reviews
Spiral is set immediately after A Walk in the Bois, and is a very short follow-up to that story. Please read and review.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 988 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/20/2003 - Erik - Complete
A Conversation in the Dark reviews
A nightmare leaves Erik unable to sleep. This is the second in the continuing series of Night Encounters, and is reposted after being removed by FFN. Please read and review.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,366 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/19/2003 - Erik, Christine - Complete
A Walk in the Bois reviews
What begins as a pleasant evening out leaves Christine mildly injured. This is the latest in the Night Encounters series, and is another Red Rose "prequel." Please read and review.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,607 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/7/2003 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Renewal of An Old Acquaintance reviews
Erik and Nadir Khan meet again in Paris, in an unexpected manner. Part of a new series of "Night Encounters", darker than my usual offerings. Please read and review.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,208 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/21/2003 - Erik, Persian/Daroga - Complete
Red Rose reviews
Complete, novel length. At the end of the musical and book, Christine and Raoul leave, and Erik prepares to die. But events have a way of not working out as we think! E/C, though Raoul lovers will like this. Please Read and Review!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 64,293 - Reviews: 226 - Favs: 309 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 3/16/2003 - Published: 2/2/2003 - Erik, Christine, Raoul, Persian/Daroga - Complete
An Evening Across the River Styx reviews
A very short vignette, E/C, and my first phic. Look for more from me soon. Please R/R.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,209 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/20/2003 - Erik, Christine - Complete