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Author has written 14 stories for Yu Yu Hakusho, and Phantom of the Opera.

Formally Arishia-chan. Writing fanfic again, lordy.

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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: 72 - Words: 284,798 - Reviews: 1413 - Favs: 485 - Follows: 440 - Updated: 11/10/2020 - Published: 4/23/2005 - [Erik, Christine] Raoul
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: 25 - Words: 147,883 - Reviews: 886 - Favs: 518 - Follows: 378 - Updated: 9/4/2020 - Published: 3/10/2006 - Erik, 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: 1674 - Favs: 784 - Follows: 207 - Updated: 8/3/2018 - Published: 2/28/2006 - Erik, Christine, Meg Giry, Persian/Daroga - Complete
The Ivory Tower by Wheel of Fish reviews
There are things more dangerous than accepting lessons from a dark stranger in a bell tower, things that can destroy a man's face and his life—and Christine Daaé is soon to become intimately acquainted with them. Modern AU. ON INDEFINITE HIATUS.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 62,471 - Reviews: 452 - Favs: 131 - Follows: 192 - Updated: 4/18/2018 - Published: 10/9/2017 - [Christine, Erik] Raoul, Persian/Daroga
By Starlight by Wheel of Fish reviews
It's her first masked ball at the Opera, and it may very well be her last when she accidentally acquires one of the Opera Ghost's personal effects. Leroux-ish, post-canon, E/OC. COMPLETE.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 127,963 - Reviews: 569 - Favs: 448 - Follows: 219 - Updated: 1/23/2018 - Published: 6/30/2016 - [Erik, OC] Persian/Daroga - 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: 251 - Favs: 170 - Follows: 95 - 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: 700 - Favs: 558 - Follows: 260 - Updated: 6/29/2017 - Published: 2/1/2017 - Erik, Christine - 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: 385 - Favs: 172 - Follows: 100 - Updated: 12/16/2016 - Published: 5/27/2016 - Erik, Christine - Complete
A True Gift by monarch27 reviews
Modern, Leroux-y A/U. Christine gets Erik a Christmas present. What do you get for a man who seems to have everything and nothing at the same time? Fluff fluff fluff, told from both perspectives. One-shot. ETA: Entry for Not of Ghost 3's A Very Phantom Christmas One-Shot Contest!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,398 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 15 - Published: 12/10/2016 - [Christine, Erik] - Complete
Forget Me Not by diamonds to dust reviews
The press of curved silver against her cheek. Sharp. Blood pulsing under the skin. And beneath that, dizzying ecstasy, a kind of sickening thrill. The whisper of breath against her mouth, cool and metallic. "Wendy."
Peter Pan - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 128,771 - Reviews: 629 - Favs: 714 - Follows: 479 - Updated: 11/1/2016 - Published: 6/20/2012 - Captain Hook, Wendy D. - 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: 38 - Favs: 166 - Follows: 45 - Published: 6/2/2016 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Shadow Government by Quiet2885 reviews
Futuristic AU. Unemployment is high, the streets are violent, and the people are beginning to panic. Trapped in a cult-like community, Christine only knows that the Spirit keeps her safe from the madness on the inside and the outside. But when the son of a Senator reenters her life, she will discover just how much power the Spirit has over her—and the entire country. Complete.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 217,828 - Reviews: 1079 - Favs: 349 - Follows: 190 - Updated: 8/18/2015 - Published: 2/24/2013 - Erik, Christine - Complete
A Civic Duty by KittyPimms reviews
Christine is a waitress struggling to make ends meet when a call to jury duty comes as a most inconvenient summons. Though reluctant to participate, she is intrigued by the defendant; a badly deformed man accused of blackmail and murder. Though the world seems to begrudge him his very existence, she begins to feel pity for the accused who is only a man, after all. A man named Erik.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Crime - Chapters: 41 - Words: 166,715 - Reviews: 1108 - Favs: 316 - Follows: 208 - Updated: 5/20/2015 - Published: 9/19/2014 - [Christine, Erik] - Complete
Accompaniment by Quiet2885 reviews
Supernatural. Modern. It's been with him since birth. Always slithering in his veins and mind…in every horrific decision he's made and every action he's taken. Yet just as he's determined to be free of it, she comes along. And perhaps then there was no saving either of them. Because what chance did a fragile girl and an unhinged deformed man have against pure evil? COMPLETE
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 44 - Words: 222,911 - Reviews: 954 - Favs: 277 - Follows: 182 - Updated: 4/20/2015 - Published: 1/18/2014 - Erik, Christine - Complete
A Stroll on Sunday by Antiquarianne reviews
Erik takes it upon himself to learn how to live. He starts with a morning stroll that has rather unforeseeable consequences. Leroux-based, E/OFC. Well and truly completed. Cross-posted on A03 with a few line edits.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 44 - Words: 105,156 - Reviews: 314 - Favs: 314 - Follows: 127 - Updated: 3/8/2015 - Published: 10/24/2011 - [Erik, OC] - Complete
If I Could Fly by jlgrant reviews
Time heals, but the heart does not forget. A bond forged in shadow strives for life in the light. ExC story. Complete.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 157,194 - Reviews: 579 - Favs: 233 - Follows: 183 - Updated: 11/25/2014 - Published: 10/24/2008 - 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: 994 - Favs: 528 - Follows: 231 - Updated: 2/1/2013 - Published: 4/20/2012 - Christine, Erik - Complete
The Rising Sun by Broken-Vow reviews
Erik's time in Persia takes an unexpected turn when the woman he is destined to love enters at the darkest period of his life.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 64 - Words: 209,168 - Reviews: 777 - Favs: 382 - Follows: 153 - Updated: 12/10/2011 - Published: 8/1/2010 - 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: 29 - Favs: 138 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 10/14/2011 - Published: 6/24/2011 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Man Unfathomable by Laurielove reviews
Already struggling with her feelings for Lucius Malfoy, a breakthrough in her magic brings to life a man who forces Hermione to re-appraise her life and her needs. LM/HG/Captain Hook. M content. If you don't normally give crossovers a go, I hope you will trust me on this one. I sincerely hope it is not contrived. A personal favourite of mine.
Crossover - Peter Pan & Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 15 - Words: 64,639 - Reviews: 458 - Favs: 513 - Follows: 184 - Updated: 8/15/2011 - Published: 5/30/2011 - Captain Hook, Hermione G., Lucius M. - Complete
Evergreen by Nade-Naberrie reviews
When Christine's world crumbles, she returns to the man who had once loved her beyond all reason. But even if they can slay their own demons, will they be able to escape the wrath of those left in their destructive wake? COMPLETE.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 75 - Words: 239,252 - Reviews: 1926 - Favs: 869 - Follows: 381 - Updated: 4/8/2011 - Published: 6/15/2005 - Erik, Christine, Raoul, Persian/Daroga - Complete
West of the Moon, East of the Sun by KnifeEdge reviews
Every night it's the same dream: a dark room, a big bed, and a silent vampire I can't see... Set in an AU Season 5 with no Glory or Dawn B/S. Rating has gone up.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 76 - Words: 376,650 - Reviews: 1854 - Favs: 1,866 - Follows: 387 - Updated: 9/29/2010 - Published: 6/17/2010 - Buffy S., Spike - Complete
Sherry by Kryss LaBryn reviews
A naughty little tale of a slightly uncomfortable evening complicated by the addition of some misunderstandings as to intentions and several glasses of sherry. Warning: Dubcon.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,385 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 208 - Follows: 41 - Published: 5/15/2010 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Stockholm Syndrome by gravity01 reviews
She broke easily. There is no question in her mind that she is mine. I should be happy! Is this not what I wanted? A real, living bride as my own? And yet, this is not what I imagined... not how I intended it to happen... Modern. EC.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 48 - Words: 80,148 - Reviews: 878 - Favs: 416 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 7/24/2008 - Published: 1/21/2008 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Ca Va Sans Dire by FreeSpiritedOne reviews
Set just after the film ends. Evey discovers V isn't dead. The future is in front of them and the man with the successfully completed master plan...well, he doesn't have one for this. Finished...finally.
V for Vendetta - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 80,163 - Reviews: 506 - Favs: 580 - Follows: 253 - Updated: 6/10/2008 - Published: 4/18/2006 - Complete
The Greenwood Tree by Soignante reviews
Sweet and slow, from Erik's point of view. E/C, naturally. Complete.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 65 - Words: 80,796 - Reviews: 991 - Favs: 321 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 5/4/2008 - Published: 12/5/2006 - 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: 2393 - Favs: 728 - Follows: 235 - 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: 666 - Favs: 428 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 12/26/2007 - Published: 11/4/2003 - Erik, Christine, Raoul, Persian/Daroga - Complete
Paper Faces by websandwhiskers reviews
E&C, eventual Meg&Raoul, based on the 2004 movie. This is an AU, diverging from canon at the scene on the roof. How might the story have gone if Christine was just a little more self aware?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 39,785 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 119 - Updated: 12/8/2007 - Published: 10/9/2007 - Christine, Erik
A Rose with Thorns by EverspringNative reviews
What if Christine wasn't a brainless waif unable to make a decision? What if she were a woman who knew what she wanted and how to get it? And what if, in the bowels of the theater, Erik suddenly didn't know what hit him? My first and most likely only EC.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 42 - Words: 56,139 - Reviews: 845 - Favs: 234 - Follows: 164 - Updated: 4/2/2007 - Published: 1/5/2006 - Erik, Christine
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: 1101 - Favs: 802 - Follows: 247 - Updated: 8/27/2006 - Published: 1/27/2005 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Gravity by Jack Hawksmoor reviews
Different take on what might have happened between Evey and V in the time they had together.
V for Vendetta - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,928 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 5/19/2006 - Published: 4/15/2006 - Complete
Il Mio Amore Scuro by WritetotheDeath reviews
[COMPLETED!] When a mysterious stranger intrudes on Christine's life, she finds herself thrown into a mad world of hidden desires and dark emotions. A modernization of our beloved story. Please R&R.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 103,168 - Reviews: 624 - Favs: 255 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 10/24/2005 - Published: 3/5/2005 - Complete
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Visitant reviews
Christine believes she is content to perform the streets of Paris with her father. But when a reclusive maestro sets his attention upon her, her whole perception of what it means to be truly alive will crumble. Historical vampire AU, E/C, rated M for eventual smut and violence.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 85,819 - Reviews: 442 - Favs: 156 - Follows: 231 - Updated: 10/11/2020 - Published: 2/10/2019 - Erik, Christine, Persian/Daroga
Il Est Né reviews
When her father visits a traveling carnival, little Christine finds more than just animals in a cage. A childhood AU Christmas oneshot.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,775 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 14 - Published: 12/24/2018 - Erik, Christine
Beneath the Shadows 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: 726 - Favs: 354 - Follows: 259 - Updated: 11/21/2018 - Published: 10/9/2017 - Erik, Christine - Complete
The Devil Takes reviews
Raoul is mourning the death of his beloved, but another is suffering right alongside him. Raoul/Erik. A bit dark. Rated M for smut. Post LND canon.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,362 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/22/2018 - Erik, Raoul
Box Five reviews
Christine dares enter the opera box of the Ghost. Rated R for sexy times.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,403 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 20 - Published: 4/25/2018 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Sweet reviews
Nadir is depressed and drinking. Erik decides to become a distraction. Rated a HARD M for Pharoga smut. Kind of a prequel to "Just Between Us," but pretty much stands on its own. Written for Timebird. Oneshot.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,214 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/30/2018 - Erik, Persian/Daroga - Complete
White Christmas reviews
Nadir visits Erik's home in an effort to not spend Christmas alone. Post-canon modern AU Pharoga. Rated M! (Now updated with Part 2.)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,825 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/1/2018 - Published: 12/17/2017 - Erik, Persian/Daroga - Complete
Birthday Wish reviews
Christine has a wish for her birthday. Mostly fluff. Oneshot. Leroux E/C.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,858 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 17 - Published: 9/23/2017 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Nightmare reviews
In the middle of the night, there is little Erik can do but try to bring her comfort. Oneshot. Rated M.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,416 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/26/2017 - Erik, Christine - Complete
The Choices that Define Us 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: 507 - Favs: 372 - Follows: 207 - Updated: 7/28/2017 - Published: 1/21/2017 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Moonless 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: 33 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 32 - Published: 3/19/2017 - Erik, Christine
Just Between Us reviews
Modern. Technically a sequel to "Chandelier" but it's AU and not canon. Nadir is mourning his wife during yet another anniversary of her death. Erik and Christine help cheer him up.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,374 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/17/2016 - Erik, Christine, Persian/Daroga - Complete
Chandelier 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: 628 - Favs: 254 - Follows: 171 - Updated: 11/12/2016 - Published: 6/11/2016 - Erik, Christine
Silent Tears of Black reviews
All things must come to an end. Hiei remembers the days before and after Kurama's death, and redhead's struggle between youko and ningen.
Yu Yu Hakusho - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,990 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/20/2001