Soignante
hide bio
PM . Follow . Favorite
Joined 11-03-05, id: 924699, Profile Updated: 05-21-16
Author has written 7 stories for Phantom of the Opera.

Hi.

My name is Soignante, and I like to write Phanfic.

(Hi, Soignante.)

Common elements of my stories:

1) EC. Because I like it that way.

2) Angsty. Because Erik's had it rough, by all accounts.

3) Genuinely ugly Erik. Because it doesn't make sense otherwise.

4) Multi-dimensional Christine, with a backbone. No fainting damsels. I just can't make myself write it. Besides, if it's gonna be EC, what kind of woman could handle such an automatically fraught relationship?

5) Long stories that borrow elements, but not the essentials (except for the Retelling) of the original.

If that sounds good to you, please do read, and tell me what you think.

Thanks!

Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

Soli Insieme by sfiddy reviews
Erik despairs when the world turns itself upside down. Christine manages to find purpose, but what does a man with a theater do with no audience? Balcony Duet Universe, Quaratine AU. Basically, my favorite idiots figure out how to save their community.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 11 - Words: 24,392 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 7/3/2021 - Published: 5/4/2020 - 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: 19 - Words: 108,187 - Reviews: 431 - Favs: 317 - Follows: 355 - Updated: 1/8/2021 - Published: 6/6/2017 - Erik, Christine
Out of the Woods by Wheel of Fish reviews
When a canoeing mishap leaves Christine stranded, she's forced into the wilderness for help—only to find a haunting stranger who does not want to be found. COMPLETE.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 41,414 - Reviews: 680 - Favs: 356 - Follows: 276 - Updated: 7/30/2019 - Published: 9/14/2018 - [Christine, Erik] Persian/Daroga - 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: 90 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 1/3/2019 - Published: 10/1/2018 - 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: 752 - Favs: 421 - Follows: 279 - Updated: 11/21/2018 - Published: 10/9/2017 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Burned and Scarred by Kumon5 reviews
One-shot rewritten as a full story. Months after the disaster at the opera, a fire breaks out in an old apartment building. The Phantom is left with a horribly burned Christine to care for in more ways than one.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 45,627 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 3/29/2018 - Published: 9/18/2017
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: 595 - Favs: 504 - Follows: 234 - Updated: 1/23/2018 - Published: 6/30/2016 - [Erik, OC] Persian/Daroga - Complete
Friends by Quiet2885 reviews
Four months after the horror, Christine returns. Kind of. Short modern holiday AU phic. Lots of angsty E/Cness with a cup of fluff and a teaspoon of humor. Complete!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 18,741 - Reviews: 199 - Favs: 146 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 12/6/2017 - Published: 11/20/2017 - Complete
Petals and Ink by C. M. Spinks reviews
Modern (?) AU wherein Erik owns a flower shop and Christine is a tattoo artist. Previously intended to be a one shot, now an expanded fic that's largely conversation and a lot of fluff but also gets heavy and deals with darker thematic elements in the 2nd half
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 64,881 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 9/1/2017 - Published: 5/15/2017 - Erik, Christine, Meg Giry, Persian/Daroga
Etched with Tears by LittleLongHairedOutlaw reviews
Kay!verse AU. Christine and Erik are together for five months before his death. The pain is overwhelming, and in the weeks afterwards she receives some unexpected news. And, with the help of her friends, as she comes to terms with it and all that it means, she finds hope in the darkness.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 34,324 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 5/21/2017 - Published: 6/27/2016 - [Christine, Erik] Raoul, Persian/Daroga - Complete
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: 665 - Favs: 283 - Follows: 187 - Updated: 11/12/2016 - Published: 6/11/2016 - Erik, Christine
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: 1123 - Favs: 347 - Follows: 217 - Updated: 5/20/2015 - Published: 9/19/2014 - [Christine, Erik] - Complete
Keep it a Mystery by Zerbinetta reviews
Modern retelling: A journalist searches for the truth behind the mysterious composer, becoming his experiment. The magic singing doll he had created becomes his undoing as the mysterious composer, known only as Erik, discoveres his love for Christine Daaé
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 127,075 - Reviews: 310 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 146 - Updated: 7/31/2009 - Published: 4/21/2006 - Christine, Erik
Paladin by EverspringNative reviews
With Christine gone, Erik moves to the countryside in Southern France where he finds himself intrigued by a young woman employed at his manor. Everything changes when her former suitor makes a violent attempt to claim her. One late chapter is rated M.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 130 - Words: 232,959 - Reviews: 1748 - Favs: 278 - Follows: 142 - Updated: 4/4/2008 - Published: 8/5/2005 - Erik - Complete
Escort by DonJuanTriumphs reviews
a modern day with a twist, full summary inside! NEW EPILOGUE ADDED!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 25 - Words: 33,035 - Reviews: 614 - Favs: 379 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 6/20/2007 - Published: 1/4/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Et Velle Et Perficere by CrawfordsBiscuits reviews
Erik is fostered by Christine's parents and sent off to boarding school with her. This is their story. Please read and review. ModerndayAU EC
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 54,019 - Reviews: 224 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 8/11/2006 - Published: 12/20/2005
You le SUCK! by chicks4aragornunite reviews
One of those long, pointless parodies...filthy raging all over the place! I had so much fun writing it! Enjoy! R&R please!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,650 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/7/2006 - Complete
Descending Dreams by Zerbinetta reviews
Christine is the cousin of Luciana and comes to visit her Italian family one summer. Through her kindness, she gives her Angel hope that he can be loved before the tragic death. After years of living in memories, they are reunited... in Persia.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 101,718 - Reviews: 296 - Favs: 187 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 5/9/2006 - Published: 5/4/2005 - Christine, Erik - Complete
Embrace of an Angel by Lothiel reviews
In a small, superstitious town, Christine Daae is chosen as a sacrifice to the quell the evil that has risen in the surrounding forest. With only the memory of her father for comfort, she finds something else in the woods. AU EC
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 25 - Words: 91,130 - Reviews: 382 - Favs: 367 - Follows: 143 - Updated: 4/16/2006 - Published: 11/6/2005 - Complete
Infection by Olethros reviews
Post 2004 movie. Grieving from Christine's departure, Erik finds that he must offer penance in a most painful and unexpected manner. And as always, nothing is as it seems.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,043 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 4/5/2006 - Published: 3/6/2006 - Erik - Complete
Song from a Shadow by waiting4morning reviews
**FINISHED!** It is 1997... Christine is entering her last year of high school without parents, without friends, and without hope... until she meets Erik.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 30,357 - Reviews: 515 - Favs: 337 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 9/5/2002 - Published: 8/6/2000 - Christine, Erik - Complete
Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

Pancake Day: A Kintsugi Companion Piece reviews
From the "Farewell" prompt on Tumblr: In Kintsugi, Erik is kidnapped as a young child. That morning, his mother finds him...gone.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 830 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/29/2019
Ode reviews
In which Christine questions "The Ode to Joy"
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,222 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/31/2019 - Erik, Christine
Binary 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: 1691 - Favs: 836 - Follows: 223 - Updated: 8/3/2018 - Published: 2/28/2006 - Erik, Christine, Meg Giry, Persian/Daroga - Complete
Aria for a Soprano - A Kintsugi Companion Piece reviews
'Kintsugi' Erik and Christine find themselves pregnant. One-shot, complete.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,854 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 13 - Published: 12/31/2017 - Complete
Kintsugi reviews
Kintsugi - the art of repairing the broken with gold. Her passion was fading, her greatest talent hidden even from herself. His humanity lost, his spirit broken long ago. In the hulk of an abandoned opera house, the art of restoration begins. M for Erik's past. E/C. Very dark in places so that light can shine on others. COMPLETE
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 90 - Words: 208,425 - Reviews: 983 - Favs: 337 - Follows: 209 - Updated: 12/4/2017 - Published: 5/18/2016 - Complete
The Greenwood Tree 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: 994 - Favs: 345 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 5/4/2008 - Published: 12/5/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Phantom:A Romantic's Retelling reviews
Completely complete. A retelling of the Phantom's story designed to satisfy the most tender, Romantic heart. EC, novellength.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 73 - Words: 105,849 - Reviews: 652 - Favs: 522 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 6/12/2006 - Published: 11/8/2005 - Erik, Christine - Complete