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Sometimes, what people don't realize is that by trying to defy Fate they are actually falling into its plan. And Fate was not yet done with Tsukune Aono.
Closing Sentence of Chapter 1

Here In My Arms, which can be read here, is a Rosario + Vampire fanfiction story by Plantinumsabr. One faithful day, Tsukune finally takes the plunge and admits his feelings to Moka (both of them). However, Inner Moka turns him down on the account of their different races (he's human, she's vampire), or at least can never be her equal. Tsukune feels alone and rejected, Moka is ashamed of herself, and the other girls are alternating between pity and rage over what has happened. Days later, Tsukune makes a 'do or die' ultimatum, as it's the only way he can make himself Moka's equal; become a Vampire.


The result was unlike anyone had expected, as he gained the unique powers of a Blood Sage; the ability to use the powers of Ayashi through the blood they drink. Tsukune spends the next few days trying to adapt to this change and Moka gives him a chance for reciprocate his feelings; to beat her in battle.

The story is well received of being one of the best Rosario + Vampire stories out there, as many reviewers agree the buildup, character interpretation, and genre elements are strong and amazing. The most noteworthy feat of this is the colorful and emotional romance segments.

See Rosario + Vampire for tropes surrounding the original story, anime, and manga.


This fanfic provides examples of:

  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Tsukune manages to beat Inner Moka this way; he points out he is the most familiar with how she fights and thus knows exactly how to counter it
  • Badass Boast: "You Bitch!" "I'm going to redefine what you think of pain!"- Alexander Valentine
  • Berserk Button: Just because Tsukune is now a vampire doesn't mean you shouldn't mess with his Nakama. It means you're going to PERSONALLY deal with him.
    • Stealing his power is also a big button, the Hyakume found that out the hard way.
  • Big Bad: Shaping up to be Issa Shuzen.
    • Akuha seems to be his Dragon.
  • Break the Badass: After delivering a Curb-Stomp Battle and a intense Mind Rape to the Valentine brothers, Tsukune breaks down crying, angry at the fact that they have mocked the pain that he and his True Companions have suffered throughout the years. Also doubles as a Tear Jerker.
  • Break the Cutie: Moka breaks down into tears after discovering Tsukune became a vampire and that she turned down his Love Confession for nothing.
  • Brought Down to Badass: After Tsukune recieves his rosary.
    • Subverted as he can still use his powers, albeit not all of them.
  • The Cameo: Vincent Valentine, Isabella "Ivy" Valentine and Evangeline Athanasia Katherine Valentine née McDowell
  • Chekhov's Gun: The wyvern that Tsukune sucked blood from during his match with Inner Moka? His 'love bite' was enough to get her hormones jump started and lay eggs again. Rei came from one of those eggs, no less.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Rei's human form is white-haired with a darker skin tone than Tsukune's.
  • Didn't Think This Through: In the second chapter, Tsukune rips off the Holy Lock and jumps into the ocean in the middle of a thunderstorm in order to become a vampire. The plan works, but he apparently forgot that water is a vampire's Kryptonite; lucky for him, Kurumu, Mizore, and Yukari followed him.
  • Dirty Coward: Alexander Valentine. In chapter 13, he goes from smugly gloating over Tsukune and the girls and boasting of his superiority to shamelessly begging for forgiveness and trying to run for his life the second Inner Moka is released from her seal. Inner Moka even lampshades it while she's dishing out her Extreme Mêlée Revenge.
    Inner Moka: What happened to all that confidence you had, weakling?
  • Enemy Mine: Tsukune and his True Companions have an uneasy truce with the Valentines.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's not really evil, but Vincent Valentine really loves his wife.
  • Extreme Mêlée Revenge: In chapter 13, Inner Moka dishes one out to Alexander after he brutalizes Tsukune in a Murder the Hypotenuse attempt. By the time she's through, Alexander is left comatose and battered beyond recognition.
  • The Generic Guy: How Tsukune sees himself, and how the opening chapter thoroughly describes of him. Until he Took a Level in Badass, that is.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: During chapter 11, Tsukune confesses to Mizore and Kurumu that seeing them kiss is "one of the hottest things he's ever seen in his life."
  • Good People Have Good Sex: Tsukune and his lovers share some wonderful times.
  • Heroic BSoD: Tsukune suffers this twice. The first one was when he was rejected by Moka, and the second one has a slight mix of Berserker Tears and Unstoppable Rage, after he learned that Moka and Kokoa are being pulled out from the academy by their father and realizing that he has no money whatsoever to support his new 'family'.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: Mizore states that her love for Kurumu and the other girls' in the group is this.
    • Moka also seems to be developing this as seen in chapter 29 when she and Mizore kiss after the later removes the former's rosary.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Rei, she doesn't really care what other people think of her.
    • Might not be so innocent with the feelings she's been having towards Tsukune.
  • Kiss of the Vampire: Male Vampire bites cause pleasure more than anything. In the second chapter, Tsukune's bite gives Mizore an orgasm, and Kurumu compares the experience to losing her virginity, and after sleeping with Moka the amount of pleasure he causes goes through the roof, he's openly called an Incubus for his 'love bite'.
  • Luminescent Blush: Rei gets one after realizing that she's getting aroused at the thought of Tsukune becoming a 'suitable partner'. She denies it, leading her to somewhat of a Tsundere status.
  • Marry Them All: From chapter 6 onwards, Tsukune is officially dating every member of his harem.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: Downplayed in regards to Tsukune's relationship with the girls except Moka; as Moka explains to Tsukune, while the other girls are long-lived and will live for a few hundred years at the very least, they are not immortal like vampires, and will eventually die.
  • Specifically, he floods their minds with the memories of every traumatic experience in his life.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: Tsukune gives an awesome one when he was about to get dangerous with the vampire brothers.
    • " Now, let me show you why the level one boss never shows up in level two…".
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Even though he's a very powerful vampire now, Tsukune eventually realizes that you can't live a good life without having any money.
  • Teen Pregnancy: In chapter 28, Mizore is revealed to be pregnant.
  • A Threesome Is Hot: Chapter 11 features a three-way between Tsukune, Mizore, and Kurumu.
  • Tranquil Fury: Tsukune during his first fight with Alexander.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In chapter 2, after Tsukune's transformation, Moka gets a scathing one from Kurumu, since it was Moka's spurning of his Love Confession that drove Tsukune to jump off of that cliff in the first place. Moka even acknowledges that she's right, and literally gets down on her knees and begs for forgiveness.