Story: Chance Encounters|
Posted on Tuesday January 18, 2000 at 20:08 by Aria
Runner Up: Currently Most Favourites Story
Season: Alternate Universe
Main Characters: Mamoru/Darien, Usagi/Serena
Genre: Romance, Suspense
Finished: Jan 2000
Serena Cole is a typical university student with the usual problems. Term papers, exams, keeping up with old and new friends, classes. That is until Darien le Conte sweeps into her life, then a whole new set of problems are added.
Serena finds herself hurled into his glamorous world and into his strong arms not to mention a whole new world of danger.
Someone wants her out of the way and they won't stop until she's out of the picture.
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Number of Chapters: 6 Total Size: 472k Word Count: 88,544
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I have been looking for this story EVERYWHERE for years since I had first stumbled upon it back when I saw and read it on MoonChronicles.Net back in my early Sailor Moon fan fiction junior high school days. Happy to have gotten to read it again.
Damn. First, that creep, Jeff, shows up in all of Serena's classes and my guess it was him or Sabine that sent her that note, then she goes to Paris to surprise Darien and after saying that she'll marry him, she leaves because he wouldn't tell her about the threat on her life, and now their relationship is in limbo? Talk about a whirlwind, but it's so great to read! I've already downloaded the .pdf file for myself in case I lose the Internet in the near future (it's been known to happen). I was so enthralled with this chapter that I blazed through it quicker than the other ones as the suspense just seems to be building more and more. I'll save chapter four for next week (if I'm not in the process of moving by then).
It took me a while, but I was able to finish chapter two and I'm still in awe of it. That was so cool how Serena went to spend her vacation with Darien and all the beautiful gifts he gave her, including a ring. His ex sure has some nerve showing her face again and now that she's seen the ring on Serena's finger, I wonder what's going to happen. I don't know when I'll be able to dive into this again, but I'll keep my fingers crossed that it's sometime soon. I just can't believe how rude Amy was to Serena and Seiya now that she's with Jeff, but he deserved what he got, the jerk. I must say that this is highly addictive.
Wow, that's a lot happening in one chapter, but it has a smooth chronological flow. It took me a while to read it all the way through, but I have finished another chapter and am still enjoying it very much now that more of the plot has been written. Seiya must be incredibly smitten with Serena if he doesn't even notice how Lita is so into him, and then he has the guts to kiss Serena after she told him to leave her alone. It may be a while before I read the next installment, but I'm curious as to how you wrote Serena telling Darien about Seiya kissing her and what she felt, if only briefly. I also love Darien being a French pianist and his crazy ex-girlfriend following him all over the world, claiming to be his fiance. Again, loving it!
Typical Serena and Mina being late for class then being total ditzes for not realizing what day it is, and I like how you're bringing just about everybody into the fold, i.e. Seiya, Andrew, and Malachite as roommates even though it's only the prologue. I will keep reading.
Oh. My God. Can I say " huminah!" So good, I can't even think strait. I love your work! Keep it up, you'll definately go far.
P.s. the twist was very good. Totally didn't see that one coming. ^_~
|fedski - Wednesday October 13, 2010 at 00:55|
So sweet. Loved it sooooo much!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS STORY
|tbaby08 - Wednesday March 31, 2010 at 01:53|
Now I completely see why this story is top rated on here. Such a magnificent story!! I was completely floored at the discovery of the stalker/killer. I didn't expect that at all! Great job Aria :)
Can i say "TWO THUMB UP!!!!!!!" when i saw that it was only 4 chapters i didnt know but when i read it...it was great i enjoy it...Thank You for Writting
I really loved this story I loved it I loved it I loved it.I'm so happy everything woked out for Serena and Darien as I always knew it would.
All I got to say is that I didn't see that one coming.Great story btw.
|xXJessieXx - Wednesday September 10, 2008 at 16:44|
I love this story! I've read it countless times over the years and I still find it faszinating. Thank you for writing this wonderful piece!
I love this story! It is sweet and romantic, I especially like the epilogue when Darien realises he's going to be a father *squels*
This was a sweet story. I liked the french in it. I felt sorry for serena when they sorta broke up. I am glad he stood up for her. I liked the ending. I't was sweet and cute.
|Mys-tic - Thursday May 15, 2008 at 17:00|
such a touching story! I've read it countless times over the years. Thanks Aria~
|Anonymous - Friday February 15, 2008 at 10:30|
I have unfortunately read so many bad fanfics that i started this with many reservations. It was Amazing, i ended up reading till i finished it even though i have a huge final tomorrow, i am definitely going to read every single story written by you!!!
what an amazing story. I'm sick in bed right now, but I wanted to let you know that your story has really cheered me up!
Omfg....i couldn't stop reading it...i even printed it out and read it at school...lol..its amazing!
Thank you for writting such a wonderful story....
AHH!! that was so sweet!!! i love it. even thought i didnt understand half of the french that was there....but i still love it.
Wow I really really liked this. I especially loved the twist of who was the stalker person at the end. I never saw that one coming. The only thing I didnt like was how Serena kept trying to run off. She did it like 3 times. Other than that, I thought it was amazing. I cant wait to read some of your other works!
|Mayonaka - Sunday December 10, 2006 at 21:09|
wow...incredible...I can't say anything more...cannot be described
i wish that this story would be continued by it simes that it will not. i myself can not write stories very so i can't continue it. like i said before i do wish this would be continued by someone else or by aria it really don't matter to me.
Oh my god, that is the best sotry i have every read!!! Wow it all came together so well in the end. So romantic! Where can I find a guy like that?
|lauren - Monday June 05, 2006 at 05:24|
excellant, excellant story. i love it! maybe its b'coz i'm currently in college so i can understand the situation that she's in better but all in all, its a good story..keep writng :)
I've only had time to get through the first chapter but so far I love it. I will keep reading!
|Annie - Monday April 17, 2006 at 03:29|
This is one of my favorite stories. I love it.
|Anonymous - Monday April 17, 2006 at 01:23|
i love this story
i love all your stories
you are incredible!
|jenna - Wednesday March 22, 2006 at 15:33|
beautiful. it was so sweet.
|babydee - Friday February 03, 2006 at 03:47|
you did a tremendous job on your story . i really liked it. i loved seerena's role. that was a really good twist that you added. the whole thing with nephlite liking darien. i thought it was his old girlfriend like the whole time but any ways you did a really good job peace
This story was so well written. It's grabs you right from the stop and doesn't let you go. It's also one of those rare stories that you can read over and over again without ever getting tired of it. Please write more stories, you are a great writer.
|Missyface - Sunday November 27, 2005 at 08:38|
I couldn stop readin it. Brillent. I just loved it. Please keep writin these stories.
|reesey - Friday November 04, 2005 at 19:53|
that was really good!!!!!!!! are you gonna write a sequal? i really loved your story
aria that was awesome!!! i loved it! it was sooo romantic, it even had a little mystery which never hurt anyone. plus it made me laugh. a lot. which is a very good thaing. did i mention i loved this story? amazing job.
|Dirinu - Sunday September 25, 2005 at 03:31|
Fabulous story! The characters are well thought out and the plotline is excellent! You should definitely change some of the names and publish it! I also wouldn't mind if you made it a bit longer. ;-)
I LUV IT!!
PLZ CONTINUE RITING
I just finished reading Chance Encounters and I haven't be able to catch my breath. This story touched my heart. You made the love of Darien and Serena become as real to me as anything in the "real" world. The twists were fabulous I was guessing right up to the end. You developed your characters so thouroughly that I feel that I have known them all my life. The story had a wonderful motion, it flowed smooth and perfectly. Wonderful incorporation of romance, drama, and suspence. It is truly a wonderful story.
This was absolutely stunning. You are so talented! It is by far one of my favorites. The suspense, the romance, it was one heck of a ride! I loved the plot. You put a lot of detail into the story. Looking forwaqrd to more of your work. You're awesome!
BWAHAHAHAHAA!!! Yes! I FINALLY finished it! WAHAHAHA! All right! I very much enjoyed this story...Some parts bored me, sure, but other parts fascinated me. Like the French. I understood it. o.o I like how mature Serena truly was, but really, is there any guy that is THAT giving? Truly? Vraiment? Je ne sais pas. -_- Eh. In any case, I like the turnabout of how Nephlite was depicted and Fabienne as well. It's always the best friends. *sighs* What can you do, I guess?
this is my first review and it seems I choose the best story....I love this never ending couple (serena/darien), and I like the way you put them into the story.
|yolande - Tuesday June 07, 2005 at 19:16|
I really enjoyed this story: interesting setting and a - for me - absolut surprising turning point!
Thanks for writing it!
I love it. Serena and Darien were my favorite love-star characters.
hello Aria....this story is superb....haha, i'm glad that I "accidentally" found this site......your stories kept me coming back for more...keep on writing
|Sun - Sunday April 24, 2005 at 23:16|
I found it to be very well written. I hope to read more of your stories.
|Pheebs - Saturday April 09, 2005 at 08:04|
It took me about 4 nights to read it but it was a grand story! I loved it and I never guessed who it was until they said so! Great suppense there!
|lingy - Monday March 07, 2005 at 22:44|
Oh my god, you have no idea how much I loved this story. It had everything a good romance should have - drama, suspense, steamy scenes - and was completely spellbinding. Although, I'll admit, Darien seems way too good to be true ^^;
One thing I found a little bewildering was the French. Being someone who can't speak a word, It took me 'till chapter 2 to figure out what oui was ^^;; (I've never seen it spelt properly). And at times, I got a completely lost when they started saying things in French.
But I guess that's not that important. This story was just spectacular - no doubt ^_^
|MMHYUM - Monday February 07, 2005 at 22:58|
WOW! I just finished reading your story right now! I started it this morning and haven't been able to take my eyes off of it!
This is the first story I have read from you, and I have to say that it kept me glued until the end. It's beautiful written, the characters seem to come to life! And great twists!
*Sigh* And now if we all could meet world famous pianists from France! `;)
I loved it! LOVED IT.
That was an amazing story! I read a part a day because I knew I could get lost in the story and read it in one sitting. This is definitely the best way I've seen BSSM chars used in a fanfic that wasnt related to the original story! That accident Serena had was terrible and I hope I wont have to face a day of losing a baby like she did.
Please continue to write stories! You've inspired me to start writing again, and I thank you, Aria.
|Anonymous - Friday October 15, 2004 at 21:28|
the story was GREAT! it took me two days to read it..BUT IT WAS WORTH IT!! =]great story
This is an awesome story! WOW, one of my favorites by far!
|LadyLace - Thursday September 09, 2004 at 01:59|
I read this story before on another site. I loved it them and I love it now. Awesome once again.
|Yo_Oy2 - Sunday August 29, 2004 at 20:23|
This is the BEST story I had ever read...Keep up the good work!
There is not one word that can tell everyone out there how go this story. It better than any story I have so far on this web site.
This is story is wonderful!!!.
|Karrina - Friday July 23, 2004 at 05:29|
Awww the ending was so cute!!! Awesome story!!!
Lovely story indeed! This is the first story I have read by Aria, and I'm really impressed with well, a number of things. The story flowed well and the bad guy was not who I had expected, which is defin unusual. Anyhow, I'm off to read Aria's other stories now. Ciao.
i love this story. it is a very romantic how they got together and what they went through to make their relationship work. i would love to have a romatic night like that in paris if i could.
I started reading this story and I couldn't walk away from it. It pulled me in and held me until the very end. It was a fantastic story. I loved it.
|Neilrose - Sunday January 04, 2004 at 04:37|
hi mon cher,
just finished reading this for the nth time and I never get tired of it. a perfectly delightful story that rivals the best Harlequin novels. very entertaining. very spicey and very well-written. I enjoy your tales and look forward to more. again, a triumph. BRAVO (tosses roses in approval)
|2bbgn - Thursday November 20, 2003 at 04:28|
WOW WHAT A STORY!!! It's so nice to see a story located(sort of) In my home country! CANADA!! instead of the usual US. (Not that I have anything against it!!!) But this is a really awesome story! You're a really tallented writer. I've read more stories from more sites than you can imagine and I have to say your's are some of the best ive stumbled across(thank god!) keep up the good work!
|Kittycat - Tuesday September 30, 2003 at 03:24|
I think that this is my favorite story by you. I think that all of your stories are wonderful but this one is just so well written. I really love this story!!!!
|Anonymous - Sunday September 21, 2003 at 14:11|
Very lovely story, you display the feelings well and the descriptions are perfecto! Congrats and good luck with your newly published book!
This is a great story!! I've read a lot of ur works, and I really want to read more of them. Wat story r u gonna write next?
I love your stories. It's always been one of my favs... i remember first reading this one moonchronicles before it shut down...
|Wam - Friday August 01, 2003 at 16:50|
that was the coolest story! I love it!
Your one of my favorit SM writers!
Aria-sama, if I haven't told you before, I'm telling you know, you are a genious, and quite possibly one of the most talented writers I've ever had the pleasure of being associated with, in any way.
This is by far one of my favorite stories - very few writers can keep my attention these days, but you are one of them. Keep up the great work!
*_* This story is so adorable! My friend introduced me to this story and when I was cut off because class ended, I HAD TO READ MORE. This is such a cute story!!!
|Freyja - Monday May 26, 2003 at 10:40|
aww.... this is another wonderful story that i'm glad i read! what a wonderful amazing story this is! *sigh*
I Love this story, it's really really good. Scratch that, IT'S FANTASTIC!!
|majic - Tuesday May 13, 2003 at 03:22|
|Anonymous - Tuesday April 08, 2003 at 00:17|
Aria, I absolutely love this story!!! It's one of my all-time faves!!! You've got one hell of a God-given talent, I'm so happy you've decided to share it with the rest of the world!!
|Deny - Monday December 30, 2002 at 19:59|
Hi, I just loved it. I enjoyed reading this story so much. It is truly a story I would read again but first I must read more of your work. It was so good I told a friend she must read it. It was so sweet, sad, and funny all in one. I've rarely seen fanfiction written so well.
ANOTHER MASTERPEICE !!! ^__^ !!!
|RedHot - Wednesday December 11, 2002 at 04:22|
This has to be one of the most amazing stories I've ever read. Aria is a master at weaving words to create a beautiful and vivid picture of the story's events. It was enchanting.
|cowgirl - Monday December 09, 2002 at 07:08|
That was amazing!!!! I was supposed to get of the computer an hour ago
but i couldn't leave the story because it was so interesting
you have to wright more to this story like when they have the baby if it is a boy or a girl?
well go to go
hey, congrats on your new book and you did a great job on this story! I LOVED it! this is definitely a story that everyone should read! its one of the best serena/darien fics ive ever read!
aria...you are a good writer. I wish I could write a story with you.
|Anonymous - Friday November 22, 2002 at 05:33|
Yay!! This was great!! It took me forever to finish it with lots of interuptions! I can't wait to read even more of your work! This plot was so complex at first but you maneged to clear it all up. Keep up the good work and can't wait to see more!!
Oh my gosh! I'm in tears! This has to have been the sweetest story that I have ever read! I just want to let you know that I am a huge fan and that you posess so much talent!!! Keep it up!
|Anonymous - Friday November 01, 2002 at 14:41|
Beautiful story! can't wait for more.
|Uzume - Thursday October 10, 2002 at 07:08|
Wow. Just. Wow. That was a wonderful story. I loved the sad parts that made me want to cry, the happy parts, the ones that made me laugh... *sigh* You're an incredibly talented writer. I can't wait to read more of your work ^_^
|Anonymous - Thursday October 10, 2002 at 00:01|
What a wonderful tale! I adored the new twists, the characterizations, and the subtle roleplaying based on the manga. I was completely in suspense about Serena's mysterious stalker, and I think you have a terrific writing style. Great job!
|Anonymous - Saturday September 21, 2002 at 20:11|
This has got to be up on that list of greatest stories ever written or told or something. We are fans of your work and this is one of the best ones. We can't wait until a couple more years go by and our 13 year old little sister can read this too.
Arentimissted & Cupid's Reject
|ladysolo - Tuesday September 17, 2002 at 02:28|
Aria! o.O Wow. It took me all day to read this (okay, I must admit that my roommie managed to pull me away from the screen a few inches, but that's about it) and I'm glad I finally finished it. I thought, "hey, only a few chapters"--but you fooled me. Those were some long, good chapters! I was engrossed. Before I joined AI, I had never encountered your writing. But I'm glad to be a part of your wonder site and to be able to read your stories. As soon as I get a credit card, I'm buying Playing the Game, because if your stories online are any indication of what you published, I'm sure it's worth every penny. And I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say continue to write. If you don't . . . . :P
|Anonymous - Tuesday September 10, 2002 at 07:21|