The Embodiment of Yearning
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Author has written 3 stories for Phantom of the Opera.


If your reading this, then you're probably curious about me, a.k.a. 'The Embodiment of Yearning'. Well, my real name is Shania (Yes, like Shania Twain for any country music lovers out there.) Hmm... I guess I should explain my pen name, because to any normal person, it probably sounds a bit strange. Basically, I am fairly dissatisfied with almost every aspect of my young life. I want to be understood, be beautiful, be a better singer (actually, a better musician in general), be a better writer, and many, many, many, many other things. I yearn for true freedom.

...Anyways, pay no attention to the weird and somewhat awkward introduction above. I'm new to this whole publishing-my-fanfictions-online-for-everyone-to-see thing. Speaking of my fanfictions, at the moment, all I have are the stories and poems that I've written concerning PoTO. (If you don't know what that stands for, you should probably leave now) Just kidding. BUT, if you truly don't know, it's short for Phantom of the Opera. I'm obsessed with the 2004 movie. OBSESSED. Seriously, I live by WWED? (What Would Erik (a.k.a the Phantom) Do?) Honestly, for almost everything, I ask myself that very question. And as long as the answer doesn't involve Punjabbing someone, kidnapping, arson, or anything else illegal or morally wrong, I do it. If you haven't already been enchanted by Andrew Lloyd Webber's silverscreen masterpiece, I suggest you do so. Especially because my works are based on it, and if you don't watch it, you won't understand my fanfics. (Which are not too shabby, if I do say so myself. You should go read them.) As for the books, I've read Kay's version, which I LOVED, and the original, which I liked, except for the fact that Erik was scary as shit. I'll say it; I don't like Leroux Erik. I've also seen the 1925 movie, and obviously the 2004 one.

Even though the '04 movie is my favorite, my phics do sometimes include details not from the movie, but from the other versions (mostly Kay). The Phantom's name is one of said details. In my stories, he will be called Erik, even though his name wasn't mentioned in the movie. With that said, my Erik will always be the Gerard Butler portrayal, with little details from the book and my own little tweaks thrown in occasionally. But no matter what, I'll always have that special place in my heart for Gerik. After all, he was my first. (Pfffffft! Yeah, I wish. I'm super perverted, just so everyone has a fair warning. My pervertedness will shine through in my phics occasionally. Soooo, if you don't like that kind of stuff, then I suggest not reading my phics or getting over it. Your dear, sweet, authoress favors the latter.) You don't mess with a good thing, and to me, Gerry is that good thing. He portrayed Erik excellently, and for a guy with not much vocal training, he did a pretty good job singing all those songs, and I think he really captured Erik's essence.

Anyways, since you're already here, why not get comfy and read a one of my phics? Well, that shouldn't really be plural, since there is only one phic in progress right now. But it's called 'His Little Prying Pandora'. Thank you all for reading!

I remain, dear readers, your obedient servant & authoress,

The Embodiment of Yearning

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Love is not always beautiful by MyBrokenBoy reviews
It takes place after Music of the Night. Christine discovers her true feelings for Erik and wants to be with him. They move to Erik's childhood home, and start a new life together. E/C and maybe R/M. If you are lazy you can skip to chapter 17. Rated M for only chapter 36!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 41 - Words: 96,398 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 8/3/2019 - Published: 4/9/2011 - Christine, Erik
Alternate Ending by Andromeda1111 reviews
This story is being reimagined and posted as Heaven Sent. Please go there to keep up to date. Updated 8/9/2018
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 35,236 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 8/16/2018 - Published: 3/5/2012 - Christine, Erik - Complete
Heaven Sent by Andromeda1111 reviews
The Opera Populaire has been reduced to rubble and, with it, the only home Christine has ever known. In the aftermath of The Phantom's rage she finds herself questioning everything that she once felt so sure of. Explore what might have been had Christine chosen another path - chosen to follow her Angel of Music. RATED M :: I can't anticipate what will happen.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,816 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 8/15/2018 - Published: 8/9/2018 - Christine, Erik
Second Chance by weepingwillow2616 reviews
Summary inside! You don't want to miss this!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 75 - Words: 314,458 - Reviews: 994 - Favs: 336 - Follows: 303 - Updated: 2/5/2018 - Published: 2/11/2009 - Erik
Sing With Me by Qomoi reviews
The way the 2004 movie should have been. After hearing a heartfelt love declaration from Raoul, Christine spots the Phantom behind a statue. Excusing the Vicomte, she decides to confront Erik…
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 56,138 - Reviews: 161 - Favs: 147 - Follows: 191 - Updated: 11/7/2016 - Published: 3/15/2013 - Erik, Christine
Music Within by HeartsBroken reviews
Erik and Christine come together one night and create a musical prodigy, Christine's fiance puts the baby up for adoption without Christine's consent. Will Lyla Reynolds ever find the two people that gave her the music? Phantom/August Rush story.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 20 - Words: 78,869 - Reviews: 172 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 10/30/2015 - Published: 2/20/2012 - Erik, Christine
The Phantom's Lullaby by GallifreyIreland reviews
"With his past, how could the future be any less than agonizing? And yet…she had kissed him. Twice. In that moment, it had almost seemed like she had wanted to stay..." An alternate ending to ALW's PoTO with references to Kay's Phantom. E/C
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 21,194 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 7/29/2015 - Published: 1/16/2012 - Erik, Christine
Another Dream by dragoon811 reviews
Due to his injuries, Severus is unable to resume his old life. He's determined to be lonely and miserable, but the yearly Order Christmas party becomes a bright spot, thanks to Hermione Granger. Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 40 - Words: 161,738 - Reviews: 1787 - Favs: 2,789 - Follows: 1,371 - Updated: 5/29/2014 - Published: 12/11/2012 - [Hermione G., Severus S.] - Complete
All paths lead to you by pegasus-fics reviews
After her husband's death, Christine is forced to leave France and heads to London. What happens when Christine meets a man she thought long dead? Erik/Christine Rating changed to 'M', please read author's note in chapter 17!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 41 - Words: 129,523 - Reviews: 551 - Favs: 416 - Follows: 278 - Updated: 9/29/2013 - Published: 9/29/2011 - Erik, Christine - Complete
The Beginning is all That's Left by SilverHeartShine reviews
After the Opera House was destroyed, the Phantom had nowhere left to go. Wanted by the world, he returns to the one who helped him escape long ago. This time, however, they are forced to share a much smaller space...will that change anything?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 14,544 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 8/6/2013 - Published: 7/17/2010
From Shadows to Starlight by Sarah Katheryn reviews
In 19th century France, a journey begins. He's a mysterious artist and composer who hides his past-and his face- from the world. She's a small town girl with a broken home. When Alana meets Erik, one thing's certain: their lives will never be the same.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 39 - Words: 150,715 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 5/21/2013 - Published: 4/30/2011 - Erik
Propositions by The Girl with the Fox Tattoo reviews
Hermione Granger and her new friend Laura find that they have a mutual interest in their Potion's Professor. They decided to make him a proposition. Does he accept?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 18,804 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 1/19/2013 - Published: 12/20/2012 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Chimes by I M Sterling reviews
When her husband does the unthinkable, who does Hermione turn to for comfort? Our favorite potions master of course. Rated M for smut. DO NOT READ if you are under 18.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,503 - Reviews: 235 - Favs: 661 - Follows: 263 - Updated: 12/30/2012 - Published: 12/2/2012 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Not So Lonely After all by Phantoms Lil Waffle reviews
What if Erik had a friend before the tragic Romance catastrophe? Will she be able to change the story we all know so well? Will Arachna change our poor Phantom's fate? Who knows...WARNING: Contains Fluff, Randomness, and Spiders Erik/OC
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 22 - Words: 60,070 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 11/15/2012 - Published: 1/21/2012 - Erik - Complete
Black Ribbon by Crazy Kat Productions reviews
Adalicia is a young aspiring actress in America- or at least, she was. Waking up in the Opera Populaire, how will she deal with the strains of such a life.. and a certain Phantom who begins to take interest in her? idea credited to Ms.Butler121709
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 17,475 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/30/2012 - Published: 3/4/2012 - Erik
What Raging Fire by DorianGray91 reviews
Raoul has never been more than a childhood friend. Without his rivalry how will Christine and Erik's turbulent, dark, sensual love unravel? An exciting retelling brimming with passion, conflict and exquisite beauty... I'm aiming for professional standard, feedback is encouraged! I have a LOT in store for you guys, edge-of-your-seat reading guaranteed.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 12,634 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 9/20/2012 - Published: 8/22/2012 - Erik, Christine
A Fallen Rose by Rose Diamund reviews
*ORIGINAL DRAFT* Erik. Forsaken, broken. Pitiful. Until Meg Giry comes down to the lair. She coaxes him, comforts him. But what will happen when Christine returns? Will he choose the woman who first betrayed him, or the sweet new star of the Opera?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 40 - Words: 43,062 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 8/10/2012 - Published: 1/28/2012
No One Would Listen by El.Ave.Fenix reviews
No one believed he was real, he was fictional, merely the product of an imaginative mind...and yet there he was standing before them in all of his dark glory, he was real...he was there in the Opera house, the ghost, the monster, the man, the Phantom.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 111,647 - Reviews: 311 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 7/3/2012 - Published: 4/14/2011 - Erik
I See You by Elssiana reviews
Abigail smiled, looking at him with her blind eyes. "I see you with my heart, your music, your words. I need nothing more." Perhaps only the blind can help the Phantom see; to learn how to love again. Erik/OC
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 78,243 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 6/6/2012 - Published: 1/15/2012 - Erik - Complete
Intimate Inmates by Call it Maglc reviews
The choices are obvious: Run or die. The real question is which will be easier? With men on the hunt for "France's Most Wanted Man" and his sharp accomplice, can Erik and Meg figure out who wants them dead, maybe finding love along the way? An E/M Epic.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 93,289 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 4/22/2012 - Published: 4/1/2011 - Erik, Meg - Complete
What Lies Beyond the Point of No Return by LadyOfTheCelticLand reviews
*Redone from a few years ago* Music is the pulse of life, giving voice to the dark and violent passions beating in our breasts. Erik has sung his song, but Christine hasn't finished hers. Will the finale radiate glory or mourn destroyed hope? Explicit
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 25,177 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 17 - Published: 11/9/2011 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Quintessence by Vytina reviews
Sometimes it is within a simple kiss that ones finds the truest embodiment of love.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 16,951 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 15 - Published: 8/19/2011 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Little Demon by Heywhatup reviews
The story of the phantom's child. Christine gives birth but Raoul knows who's child it is and gets rid of it. Now that little girl must learn how survive in the Gyspies camp. Will she ever find out who her parents are? First Fanfic so be nice and review
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 12 - Words: 16,323 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 5/11/2011 - Published: 3/3/2011
Why You Shouldn't Give Weed To POTO Characters by Ace of Gallifrey reviews
Picture a That 70's Show-style pot circle. Insert Phantom of the Opera characters. Laugh. Rating for drugs and Erik being Erik.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,544 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 9 - Published: 4/27/2011 - Complete
Angel of Music Revealed by Blood Trillium reviews
How the post-Music of the Night scene could have gone differently. Erik/Christine.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,668 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 138 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 7/12/2010 - Published: 6/14/2010 - Complete
Half Mask of Blood by Nuit Songeur reviews
After the New Year's celebration, Meg Giry impulsively decides to pay a visit to the cemetery where she meets her idol of fascination that soon turns to her idol of all things frightening. Rated for slight horror and slight sexual content. One-shot.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,891 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 14 - Published: 10/11/2009 - Complete
Lost and Forgotten Love by Novella.2.0 reviews
Giry, will you kiss me?" the young boy asked. Giry thought about it. Then, she bent down her head and pressed her lips to his.' It's now nearly 20 years later. Christine has just left with Raoul and Giry makes her way deep into the catacombs...
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 606 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/29/2008
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His Little Prying Pandora reviews
SEE CH. 5 FOR NOVEMBER 2019 UPDATE. A 15 year old phan. A wormhole. An Opera Ghost. His young student. Her fop. All of these come together to create a story of friendship, acceptance, passion, and love when young Scarlet finds herself employed by Monsieur Phantom himself. Can Erik even get through the story without killing her? Can this Pandora pry her way into his heart?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,105 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 11/7/2019 - Published: 5/18/2014 - [Erik, OC]
Signs You Are Obsessed With PotO reviews
If you or someone you love exhibits any of these signs, you may have a PotO obsession on your hands. Not that being obsessed with Phantom is a bad thing, right? Some of these are things that I think/do, while others are things that other phans have suggested to me. There may end up being a lot of chapters, but they aren't long, there are 10 signs in each. Please review/suggest!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 824 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 7 - Published: 6/4/2014
What Has He Given Me? reviews
Antoinette Giry is dying of a shattered heart. This is a poem that I wrote a few years ago, detailing the Madame's final thoughts. Was it truly worth it to rescue that little boy from the gypsy circus all those years ago...?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 216 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/13/2012 - Madame Giry - Complete