38Bloodline » Sequel to Endgame. The game is over and everyone lost. So begins the aftermath of the biggest scandal in Vampire Mountain history. The War of the Scars has begun. Kurda's been dishonourably exiled for high treason, and Mika is left to pick up the pieces of his life. [Mika-centric. Basically his life, parallel to canon between books 7-9].
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 31, words: 372k+, favs: 5, follows: 4, updated: 10/28 published: 9/13/2020, Kurda Smahlt, Mika Ver Leth
8This Is Us: Rewritten » They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops. Sometimes that's because the love of your life comes disguised as your absolute least-favourite coworker, and every minute you spend with them feels like ten years in purgatory. You've heard of friends to lovers. You've heard of enemies to lovers. Get ready for workplace nemeses to co-parents. Complete rewrite of older work.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, T, English, Humor & Romance, chapters: 21, words: 169k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, updated: 10/6 published: 5/6/2021, Kurda Smahlt, Mika Ver Leth
Lighthouse Deleted scene from Bloodline chapter 27, piggybacking off the brief encounter between Mika and General Hale during a moment when Arrow has a minor identity crisis while the clan is on the verge of peace with the vampaneze. A conversation (intervention?) with Arrow, told from Hale's POV. Setting groundwork for eventual romance.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, T, English, Romance & Angst, words: 3k+, 1/2, Arrow, Mika Ver Leth, OC
1Espresso Shots » A series of companion/spinoff pieces that happen off-screen during Bloodline, expanding on Mika and Renley's not-relationship. Disclaimer: If you haven't read Bloodline this won't make any sense to you. Unless you're cool with reading about Mika getting laid with no context, then hey. Welcome aboard.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, T, English, Humor & Romance, chapters: 7, words: 41k+, updated: 11/19/2021 published: 4/29/2021, Mika Ver Leth, OC
if i was a man, i'd be the man » As a freshly young General with a laser-focus on his future goals, the last thing Mika Ver Leth wanted was an apprentice to slow him down. As a freshly abandoned ex-apprentice, the last thing Arra Sails wanted was another mentor to merely tolerate her, only to give up when she inevitably became "too much to handle". Presenting: the canon-ish Mika & Arra origin story.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, T, English, Drama & Friendship, chapters: 2, words: 7k+, 10/16/2021, Arra Sails, Mika Ver Leth
Make It Make Sense Recently promoted General Ver Leth drops in to visit an old friend - the one he used to think would be there firsthand for all those milestones. Mika isn't sure what he expected, but he tries to be supportive while failing to understand how any of this is better than what Arrow left behind. Dad!Arrow ft. Uncle Mika. Meant to be a flashback for This Is Us, but got away from me.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, K+, English, Humor & Family, words: 4k+, 8/3/2021, Arrow, Mika Ver Leth
1 The Vampire Files 2: Larten Crepsley, Father Of The Bride » Madam Octa is engaged to a certain lovely grey spider, and from what everyone can tell, she wants a fancy wedding. Enter Darren, Larten, Harkat, Mika, Arrow, Paris, Kurda, and Seba. Once again, this was originally written in the mid-2000's and I really cannot emphasize that enough.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, T, English, Humor & Friendship, chapters: 3, words: 18k+, 6/13/2021, Darren Shan, Mr. Crepsley, Kurda Smahlt, Mika Ver Leth
The Vampire Files: Vampires On Vacation Again » Edited and re-posted for the 13th anniversary, since this fandom refuses to die. Tale as old as time: Darren brings a computer into Vampire Mountain. One thing leads to another, and the gang is swept away on their first family vacation. Which is a ski trip, because randomness was our religion in 2008. Logic, reason, and canon don't exist here. Only wholesome crack.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, T, English, Humor & Friendship, chapters: 3, words: 17k+, favs: 1, 6/10/2021, Darren Shan, Mr. Crepsley, Kurda Smahlt, Mika Ver Leth
2Nothin' Like You » All Kurda wanted was to survive university with his sanity intact, graduate with a liberal arts degree, and get out of this town forever. Sharing a house with three entitled, loud-mouthed jocks who double major in beer pong and football, and strut around like they're royalty or something? NOT part of the plan. Reality is often disappointing. [COLLEGE AU]
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, T, English, Humor, chapters: 3, words: 12k+, follows: 2, updated: 2/21/2021 published: 2/6/2021, Kurda Smahlt, Arrow, Mika Ver Leth, Vancha March
1 I Live And Love With You This Charming Life Valentine's Day Oneshot. Life in Vampire Mountain gets busy, and Mika has more on his plate than most. Kurda starts to feel a little neglected, so he takes matters into his own hands and uses his royal boyfriend's weaknesses against him. Established MikaKurda. Takes place between Call It What You Want and Endgame, AKA when they're happy.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, T, English, Romance & Humor, words: 7k+, favs: 1, 2/13/2021, Kurda Smahlt, Mika Ver Leth
2 We Can Have A Little Christmas (As A Treat) » Holiday companion to the Dirty Chai AU. Three short stories. Three Christmases Mika and Kurda will never forget.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, T, English, Humor & Romance, chapters: 3, words: 16k+, updated: 12/24/2020 published: 12/19/2020, Kurda Smahlt, Mika Ver Leth
2The Vampire Files 2020: Airport A present for my friends Mace and Lukas. A surprise FaceTime call from Vancha has the Vampire Mountain crew doing something Darren swore he'd never do with them again... flying overseas. Just a simple oneshot. Light on plot, heavy on absolute nonsense.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, K+, English, Humor & Friendship, words: 7k+, 9/16/2020
32 Endgame » "Big reputation, big reputation. You and me we got big reputations. And you heard about me, I got some big enemies" Newly established Mika/Kurda, from the dawn of their relationship to the final events of The Vampire Prince (to an extent). We're in the endgame now. Sequel to Call It What You Want.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 16, words: 102k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, updated: 9/9/2020 published: 7/20/2020, Kurda Smahlt, Mika Ver Leth
2 September 9th I wrote this as a birthday gift to myself, tbh. 4 months into their relationship, Kurda suddenly finds out Mika's 270th birthday is just hours away. What do you get for the Prince who has literally everything? You try to build him a coffee maker from scratch, fail miserably, and ask Seba for help. That's what.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, K+, English, Romance & Humor, words: 3k+, 9/8/2020, Kurda Smahlt, Seba Nile, Mika Ver Leth
2The New Normal 2 months after "The Vampire Prince", everyone is adjusting to the new normal. Darren and Larten find themselves fighting in the Hall of Princes and Darren's really just not having a good day. In an uncharacteristic moment of sympathy, Mika tells Darren about that time Larten made a fool of himself. Inspired by events from The Saga Of Larten Crepsley: Palace Of The Damned.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, K+, English, Humor & Friendship, words: 3k+, favs: 3, 8/8/2020
26 Call It What You Want » "There is an indentation in the shape of you. Made your mark on me, a golden tattoo." It's almost been a year since That One Night (tm) and Mika and Kurda aren't exactly on the same page. We've got a long way to go. Murda is still the endgame. Sequel to This Is Us.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 15, words: 69k+, favs: 2, updated: 7/14/2020 published: 5/25/2020, Kurda Smahlt, Arrow, Arra Sails, Mika Ver Leth
3Home Is Wherever I'm With You » Companion to This Is Us and Call It What You Want but can be read independently from that. A collection of flashbacks from Vampire Mountain and beyond. Mainly Mika and Kurda-centric with a good amount of Arra and Arrow presence as well.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 4, words: 15k+, updated: 7/3/2020 published: 5/6/2020
32 This Is Us » Becoming co-parents to an orphan toddler wasn't in Mika or Kurda's plans. But we don't always get what we want. Setting the groundwork for future Mika/Kurda. Prequel to Call It What You Want.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, T, English, Humor & Romance, chapters: 17, words: 46k+, favs: 11, follows: 8, updated: 5/24/2020 published: 10/21/2013, Kurda Smahlt, Mika Ver Leth
4 The Vampire Files: 2020 Your old friends Darren, Larten, Harkat, Kurda, Seba, Paris, Mika, and Arrow grapple with with toilet paper hoarding and Karen culture in the height of a pandemic, in the most recent instalment of TVF that absolutely nobody asked for. Warning: contains wholesomeness. Everything will be okay, guys.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, T, English, Humor & Friendship, words: 6k+, 5/4/2020
5 TVF8: The Nest » It's Christmas Eve in Vampire Mountain and everything is basically terrible. (Just when you thought 2016 couldn't get any worse, I did another TVF.)
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, K+, English, chapters: 4, words: 7k+, favs: 5, follows: 2, updated: 11/29/2017 published: 12/19/2016