I got into "Vampire Knight" before it was band-wagon material.
What I can say about the series is that there is a good reason it became so popular. You easily get attached to the characters.
Personally, I've always been a big fan of all of Matsuri Hino's works. I loved "WANTED" and adored "Meru Puri". I haven't gotten into any of her other series yet, but I am sure I'll love them as much as I've loved the rest of her work.
Of course, I can't seem to be a fan without writing plenty of fan-fiction. I only work with one AU for this story.
Sensei Universewhich follows the return of an alum to Cross Academy as a teacher's assistant.
The rest of my stories seemed to have a rather solid basis in the canon!
Fatherhood (N/A) Drabble about being a parent from three different perspectives.
Guilt (Toga Yagari/Zero Kirryu) Grief can make a man do things he never dreamed of doing.
Loving and Hating, Longing and Loathing (Ichiru Kirryu/Shizuka Hio; Yuuki Cross/Zero Kirryu [hints]) The musings of Shizuka's human servant on loving, hating, longing, loathing, Purebloods, and body-swapping.
Moonlight (Toga Yagari/Zero Kirryu) Zero is out patrolling one night and stops to talk to his Shishou.
Starry, Starry Night (Zero Kirryu/Yuuki Cross) Zero muses under the cloudless night sky, remembering and wishing.