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Joined 11-29-12, id: 4389570, Profile Updated: 11-29-18
Author has written 41 stories for Labyrinth, Thor, Radio Dramas, Phantom of the Opera, and Harry Potter.

If it takes me a while to get back to you I'm probably busy with something or temporarily forgot this site exists, not because I'm ignoring you.

I'm also on ao3 as "Mertens" - sometimes I post stories on there that I don't always post on here, and I update that site a lot more often.

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The Nanny reviews
College dropout Christine Dee lands what appears to be a dream job in taking care of a reclusive rich man's seven year old boy. As she settles into her new life, however, she discovers a mysterious secret about her boss's former wife that threatens to unravel everything. (modern au)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 40,669 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 6/21 - Published: 6/12 - Erik, Christine, Raoul, Persian/Daroga
A Love There is No Cure For reviews
Big changes are coming for Christine Daaé - will she be able to seize the moment and capture her dreams, or will she be left to think about the way things might have been? (part 4 of the Sonnet series)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 45 - Words: 175,240 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 6/17 - Published: 11/27/2020 - Erik, Christine, Raoul - Complete
Baby Shark reviews
Erik is haunted by a certain song his neighbor is playing. (modern au)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,552 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/12 - Erik, Christine, Raoul - Complete
Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night
Cecil's had his eye on that perfect Scientist ever since he set foot in town. He'd love to be more than just the town radio host in Carlos' mind, but Cecil might be hiding a secret. Everyone has secrets- even Carlos. Sometimes secrets were meant to be told. But if we're going to be completely honest here, even the strongest relationships face their share of difficulties.
Radio Dramas - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,063 - Updated: 2/28 - Published: 12/22/2020 - Welcome to Night Vale
Eggs and Toast reviews
Raoul, Erik, and Gustave try to find their way through the aftermath of losing Christine.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,422 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/23/2020 - Erik, Raoul - Complete
What a Splendid Party reviews
Convinced that Christine is an unfortunate victim of the Phantom, Nadir tags along on their date to a Christmas masquerade party and ends up entangling himself in a misunderstanding.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,764 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/22/2020 - Erik, Christine, Persian/Daroga - Complete
O Tannenbaum reviews
Erik tries to do something nice for Christine. Also, did someone say the Christmas tree in the market square is missing? How strange.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,741 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/22/2020 - Erik, Christine, Madame Valerius - Complete
Pilgrim Soul reviews
Nurse Christine Daaé faces the biggest dilemma of her life when her terminally ill patient, Erik, proposes a business arrangement between the two of them - and also proposes marriage, despite the fact that she is already engaged to another man. (1970's AU)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 113,624 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 12/7/2020 - Published: 11/3/2020 - Erik, Christine, Raoul - Complete
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The House By The Underground Lake reviews
Erik has the misfortune of having two guests in his house at the same time. -or- "Erik what is the Swedish soprano doing in your house and why does she have a key" (takes place after The Prize of All-Too-Precious You, part 3 of the Sonnet series)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,329 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/27/2020 - Erik, Christine, Persian/Daroga - Complete
An Unusual Gift reviews
Erik struggles to find the perfect birthday gift for Christine, but luckily she has a suggestion for him. (part of the Sonnet series, can be understood on its own)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,354 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/27/2020 - Erik, Christine - Complete
The Timeless Erosion of Fantasy's Dream reviews
It's no secret that Christine Daaé loves fairy tales. The Angel who gives her voice lessons knows this, too. But for all of her love of fanciful stories, some scenarios are better left to the books than real life. The Angel does not know this. (part 2 of Sonnet 86 series but can also be read first)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 51 - Words: 155,634 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 11/27/2020 - Published: 8/10/2020 - Erik, Christine, Raoul - Complete
A Thanksgiving Story reviews
All Christine wants is for Thanksgiving dinner to go off without a hitch so she can show her voice teacher, Erik, that the holiday isn't so bad after all. That shouldn't be too difficult, right?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,558 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/25/2020 - Erik, Christine, Raoul - Complete
The Ghost and Mlle Daaé reviews
Christine's father promised to send her a guardian angel, but what she accidentally ended up with was more of a stalker ghost. She also got a cat.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,024 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/31/2020 - Erik, Christine, Raoul, Meg Giry - Complete
Adventures in Rat-Keeping reviews
Raoul de Chagny finds out where his pet mouse, Christine, is going when she runs off in the opera house, and he devises a plan. (Rat AU) takes place after The Opera Rat Really Did Exist
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,879 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/25/2020 - Published: 8/18/2020 - Erik, Christine, Raoul, Philippe
Mousetinequin reviews
(Mouse Christine Mannequin) Joseph Buquet intrudes upon a part of Erik's personal life and learns the wrath of the Phantom. (Rat AU)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,136 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/18/2020 - Erik - Complete
Anything For Love reviews
Due to a misunderstanding, Erik thinks Christine has made a rather unusual request of him. Outlandish thought it may be, Erik would do anything for love... Yes, even that. (follow up to Of Night and Light and the Half-Light)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,304 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/18/2020 - Erik, Christine, Persian/Daroga - Complete
The Creation of the Violin reviews
Erik, Romani traveler and skilled musician, hears of the fabled beauty of a king's daughter. The king is offering his daughter's hand in marriage to the man who can impress him with his talents. Erik sets out to see if the princess really is as beautiful as they say, and ends up falling in love with her, determined to win her hand. There's only one hitch - music is outlawed.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 8 - Words: 22,841 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 8/18/2020 - Published: 8/10/2020 - Erik, Christine, OC - Complete
The Phantom of the West Tower reviews
Another world, another life, but a very familiar story. (Erik and Christine as students at Hogwarts)
Crossover - Harry Potter & Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,478 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/17/2020 - Published: 8/12/2020 - Erik, Christine, Madame Valerius
Boulevard of Broken Dreams reviews
Wealthy patron Raoul de Chagny has been kidnapped and Opera managers are receiving threatening letters regarding emerging star Christine Daaé. Private Investigators Erik and Mme Giry are called in to find out what's going on, meaning they have to keep a close eye on the young soprano. Erik seems to hate Christine who seems horrified of Erik, but things aren't always what they seem.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Crime/Mystery - Chapters: 46 - Words: 136,744 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 8/15/2020 - Published: 3/10/2020 - Complete
Love Lost as Soon as Won reviews
Erik misses Christine when she's not around, but he has a way to cope with that - or - pervy sweet sewer goblin feels shame over mannequin cuddling sadtimes (Set during The Timeless Erosion of Fantasy's Dream, part of the Sonnet 86 series, can be read on its own)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,193 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/10/2020 - Erik - Complete
A Brotherly Discussion reviews
The author was prompted to write a prequel to "The Prize of All-Too-Precious You" which expanded on Philippe giving kissing advice to Raoul, and the author swiftly complied. Story summary: Philippe gives kissing advice to Raoul (part of the Sonnet 86 series)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,878 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/10/2020 - Raoul, Philippe - Complete
The Opera Ghost and the Noseless Teddy Bear reviews
A chance meeting in a toy store sparked by a stuffed bear with no nose.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,376 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/10/2020 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Je ne te comprends pas reviews
Christine Daaé arrives in France knowing very little French - but she knows what she's feeling for her new music tutor. If only he could understand what's she's trying to say...
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 27,123 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 8/9/2020 - Published: 8/3/2020 - Erik, Christine, Meg Giry, Madame Giry - Complete
The Prize of All-Too-Precious You reviews
Christine Daae finally gets the chance to go to a Valentine's Day party, but when something comes up and Raoul is suddenly unable to accompany her, Erik steps up and escorts her to the party instead - causing her to examine her feelings towards both men. (written for timebird84's 2019 Phalentine's Day Challenge) (part 1 of Sonnet 86 series)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,058 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/3/2020 - Erik, Christine, Raoul
Piano Babies reviews
Christine Daaé is haunted by a peculiar choice of decor in Erik's home.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,392 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/3/2020 - Erik, Christine, Raoul, Madame Valerius - Complete
A Camel by Any Other Name reviews
Erik is a former exotic pet that comes to live at an animal refuge and educational petting zoo. He wants to get to know the beautiful Christine who also lives there, but there's a slight problem... He's hideous. Or at least, he thinks is
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,358 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/3/2020 - Erik, Christine, Persian/Daroga - Complete
Of Night and Light and the Half-Light reviews
Erik decides it's time to show his fiancée where she'll be living after they're married, but Christine takes issue with Erik's sleeping arrangements regarding a certain piece of furniture in his room. (continuation of 'Tread Softly')
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 26,514 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 8/3/2020 - Published: 4/2/2020 - Erik, Christine - Complete
The World's More Full of Weeping Than You Can Understand reviews
Christine loses the ability to sing after an illness while on tour. With her life now forever changed, will she be able to face her Angel of Music once more - and with the voice he loved so dearly gone, will he even want to see her again?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 71,764 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 4/5/2020 - Published: 11/25/2018 - Erik, Christine - Complete
You cowered before me, and I was frightening reviews
"Everything that you wanted, I have done." When she was a child, she wished for an adventure in another world, and he gave it to her. As she gets older, she finds new wishes to make. Is there a chance the Goblin King will take on new roles to play in order to cater to her wishes throughout her life?
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 41 - Words: 51,128 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 4/2/2020 - Published: 8/27/2015 - Jareth, Sarah - Complete
Between Two Eternities reviews
Raoul de Chagny happens upon a mouse one day, and he thinks they've met before. (prequel to The Opera Rat Really Did Exist) (Rat AU)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,791 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/11/2020 - Christine, Raoul, Philippe - Complete
The Opera Rat Really Did Exist reviews
Christine Daaé is a tiny mouse with big dreams, and with her angel guiding her, she thinks she's close to realizing those dreams. But the world is big and can be scary, and not everything is what it seems. (Rat AU)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,708 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/8/2020 - Published: 3/4/2020 - Erik, Christine, Raoul - Complete
The Dinner Party reviews
Erik's friend Nadir remains skeptical about the existence of Christine, and there's a slight chance that Christine is not entirely convinced that Erik even has a friend. Erik decides to have Nadir come to dinner so that the matter can be finally be settled.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,934 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 3/8/2020 - Published: 3/6/2020 - Erik, Christine, Persian/Daroga - Complete
Five O'Clock in the Morning reviews
it's five o'clock in the morning / conversation got boring / you said you were going to bed soon / so I snuck off to your bedroom / and I though I'd just wait there / until I heard you come up the stairs / and I pretended that I was sleeping / and I was hoping you would creep in / with me (Who'd Have Known, by Lily Allen)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,075 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/6/2020 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Christine and The Angel reviews
Christine Daaé's anxieties usually get the better of her, but with the patience and teaching of a kind angel, she slowly learns to be brave enough to improve her singing on stage... And maybe even brave enough to meet a ghost.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,882 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/6/2020 - Erik, Christine - Complete
The Naming of Cats is a Difficult Matter reviews
Erik meets Eric, and has opinions about that. (The Opera Ghost receives a pet cat)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,050 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/4/2020 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Full of Secrets reviews
"That's why her hair is so big, it's full of secrets." - Mean Girls - Erik, Christine, a hairbrush, and a secret.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,563 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/3/2020 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Tread Softly reviews
Erik worries for his protege, and not just about her voice. When he hears a Vicomte has shown interest in her, he thinks that could be just the thing to save her from a life of solitude. Why would Christine prefer to spend her time practicing with Erik when she could be dating the Vicomte? When her relationship with Raoul appears to be serious, why does Erik feel so sad about that?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 19,017 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 1/23/2019 - Published: 12/4/2018 - Erik, Christine - Complete
The Owl and The Cat reviews
On the 13th Anniversary of Sarah defeating Jareth, she has a chance to return to the labyrinth. When she gets there, strange things are going on that she doesn't quite understand. Has the labyrinth brought her back to become the Queen? And where is Jareth?
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 25,400 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 1/10/2019 - Published: 5/19/2013 - Jareth, Sarah, Goblins - Complete
Wish reviews
She wished away her own brother, true, but Sarah Williams is utterly shocked to find herself wished away in the same manner. Now, her fickle boyfriend is her only chance of seeing the Aboveground again -or is he?
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 6,396 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 11/12/2016 - Published: 4/20/2016 - Jareth, Sarah, Goblins, OC - Complete
You Talk About Day, I'm Talking 'Bout Nighttime reviews
"It's not like we thought… This… Was forever, right?" Carlos gestured between the two of them. Cecil felt hot and cold at the same time. Fic set in the future with the inevitable breakup of Carlos and Cecil please don't hate me D:
Radio Dramas - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,892 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/21/2014 - Welcome to Night Vale - Complete
Ouroboros reviews
Can one rebel against one's Fate? If you fight hard enough, can you change your Destiny? Loki tries to come to terms with role in Ragnarok as the one who ends the world, the one who kills his brothers... Slightly AU with reincarnation Hard to explain - more info in Author's Note. Trust me on this one ;) I'm good for my word!
Thor - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,447 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/21/2013 - Thor, Odin, Loki, Frigga - Complete