Erika was born in Malibu, California, the only daughter of Eric Stone and Ingrid Stone. Being the daughter of an entrepreneur and a socialite, Erika had a lonely childhood, not really having any friends until she was in her teens. It was as a child that Erika first learned she could stop time merely by concentrating, soon using gum to ensure she wouldn't lose concentration before she wanted to. The gift was a great delight to the young woman, even more so when she learned that by touching someone while concentrating they wouldn't be frozen along with time. Erika and her cat Socks had many adventures thanks to her power.
Having been home-schooled by private teachers, Erika's favorites included Adene Glanville and Minerva Woodruff. The only real friends Erika had before going to university were Socks and Monica Stein, her parents' travel agent and occasional assistant. Since both of them traveled a lot Monica was constantly around the house and actively took an interest in befriending Erika, few people outside of the family even knowing she existed. After finishing her high school education Erika attended the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), passing up the chance to attend the Ark Institute of Technology.
Her first year Erika befriended Bianca Whitman, Krystal George and Ashlee Norman, as well as dating Gwen Welch and rooming with Titania Versace. Erika and Titania began work on a device they called the Siren, and Gwen introduced Erika to Transmoxide. Marissa Hawkins would start corresponding with Erika during the year, but over time these emails became less frequent. Eventually, Erika's friendship with Titania would deteriorate (not helped by her hypnotizing her roommate at one point to stop her from being angry) and the Siren was destroyed. Ultimately Gwen and Erika broke up and in a funk, Erika got Vicky Sandrosi, Carla Gomez and Wanda Beck expelled.
Over the next few years, Erika became a bit colder, though she still remained close with Monica. Erika's parents confirmed that she was gay but they accepted it, though it was hoped she would downplay it as much for her own sake as the family's, which she did agree to. One summer Erika visited London and during the trip met Caitlin Trafford, the pair becoming fast friends. Erika eventually graduated from UCLA with a 4.21 GPA, majoring in electrical engineering and a minor in business management. In spite of her solid education, however, Erika became known as the socialite off-spring of her mother and a typical rich party girl, at least in the eyes of the press. Main Street featured Erika as the cover model for a March issue of 2007.
Shortly before the start of her final year at UCLA Erika's father died, leaving Patricia Mero as acting CEO of Stone Enterprises. When Erika graduated she intended to take over, but Patricia and her two lackeys Darcy Keibler and Canella Kim tried to take control away from her. Even with Ingrid supporting her daughter things looked bad, but Erika managed to use her special gift to win back her father's company. During this time Erika and Monica entered a romantic relationship, Erika even showing Monica her secret. The pair were however very open with fooling around with other women, the relationship a unique mix of casual and intimate at the same time. Erika also bought the penthouse in Victoria Towers.
A few months after she'd taken over Stone Enterprises Erika formally met Ashley Tisdale and Mary Hamilton, who introduced her to the new Type-7 sedative they'd just invented. Mary also analyzed a body scan Erika had recently undergone, which had revealed the existence of the unique traits of the Temporal Gene, so Erika overdosed the woman, leaving her in Ashley's care. Ashley ended up regularly joining with Monica and Erika in their little sexual adventures, working on developing the drug for social purposes.
Two months after meeting Ashley Erika decided to really put herself to the test and began travelling the world, stealing treasures from museums and other such locales as she went. Erika's actions soon drew the attention of an Interpol task force led by Lucienne Christophe. Monica later joined Erika on her adventure and the pair both discovered their pursuers and even eventually managed to capture them all, taking them all back to Malibu with them, where Erika had a penthouse. Caitlin and newcomer Sandy Vanholt, who was a fan of Erika's, also joined them. Lucienne and fellow agent Tasia Spiro were able to initiate an escape and capture however, Caitlin, Monica and Erika all branded as criminals. Seeing as Sandy was loyal and her Senator father had gotten her off the hook, Erika and her friends decided to overdose and give themselves to Sandy as a reward, as well as to hide until she was contacted by their lawyers.
Roughly six months after Erika's crime spree she was captured, along with her friends, by the Paradise Foundation and given a Type-7 Chip device, putting her under Scott Dawson's control. Mary Hamilton personally made Erika a field-weapon on the Foundation's orders, feeling remorse in spite of Erika being the one to initially turn her into a statue for several months. Mary in fact had blamed Ashley, who was also enslaved alongside Erika. Mary's feelings over time turned to affection for Erika, which subconsciously grew between the two during their time together, though the pair had already been attracted to each other when they'd first met. Eventually Interpol rescued Erika, thanks to assistance from Mary, and she was recruited to help bring the Foundation down. During what was supposed to be a prisoner exchange Paradise managed to capture all the Interpol agents present but Erika gave herself a small Type-7 dose to avoid proper capture.
Taken inside the Foundation's main headquarters Erika freed Mary, the two admitting their love for one another, and led an escape attempt, which turned into an assault on the Uranus Generator. While the assault ultimately failed as the generator was triggered, Erika and Interpol had managed to distract the Foundation from the fact that Scott Dawson was a traitor and seeking vengeance for the death of Ronald Fisher. Due to her actions Erika was pardoned for her past crimes and even became a partner in Interpol's next project, the International Temporal Enforcement Agency. Stone Enterprises provided the group with a means of travel for their missions, booking everything legitimately and also supplying them with lab techs and supplies, including Type-7. Stone Enterprises was the only company in the world legally allowed to produce the drug, but even then it wasn't allowed to be sold for commercial use.
Following the destruction of the Foundation, Erika had Monica, Caitlin, and Mary all move in with her, Caitlin and Monica getting married. Feeling a new lease on life, Erika started to do more, even investing in The Ruby to make sure it stayed open. A couple of months after that Erika started publicly dating Mary, officially coming out of the closet, and threw a party that Maggie Yen attended. Erika and her friends froze select guests, including Maggie, for sexual escapades but her friend Tucker Holmes came to rescue her, giving him the last laugh.
Before November of 2008, Erika continued to interact with the ITEA, helping Hui Lan, or rather bothering her, during an assignment at the Fortune Sea Resort. Erika was in danger of being held for ransom but Hui and her partner Miranda Ohala saved her. Later Talieya Antzas, a woman she'd wronged during her international crime spree, posed as a maid and attempted to get revenge but she was captured by the ITEA as well. Erika elected to drop the charges on the condition that Talieya did work for Erika as a maid, but she would be paid well which would get her life back on track. Erika even attended a dinner party at Lucienne's place in Dartford where the signs of tension between her and her girlfriend Tasia were palatable. During a visit to Manchester, Erika also encountered Natalie Townsend and was attacked at the Friends in Need Ball by Crown Breakers. Tucker Holmes also paid Erika a visit, without her knowledge, and used some of her money to finance his store, Otaku LA.
In November Ashley Tisdale returned, having escaped from Scott Dawson's control, and captured Erika, along with her friends. Erika's money was used to fuel Ashley's goals to build a new Uranus, but eventually Scott and his nephew Tucker saved the day, Ashley recaptured and now in the possession of Chloe Noi. In the aftermath Tasia was suspended from duty with IT and on a break with Lucienne so Erika let her stay with her in Malibu. This culminated in Erika starting to have more interaction with Tucker and also taking a vacation to Cadejo that Christmas, where Kristin Colt approached her with an Obedience Wishing Bear and tried to use it to make Erika her friend. While the magic of the bear was later undone Erika remembered what Kristin had said to her at one point and decided to befriend the woman, though it helped that after the experience Kristin was a bit more agreeable towards sexual misadventures.
In January Derek Grisham kidnapped Ingrid and Erika tried to rescue her on her own but was caught herself. Fortunately Ingrid discovered she also had the Temporal Gene and managed to use it to save her daughter. Erika and Ingrid became closer after the events and went on frequent shopping trips together. During one shopping trip with Carol Wilford and Kylie McBride to the Balfour Boutique the four were kidnapped by Drake Stilton of Ouroboros, wanting Erika and her mother for their genes. The ITEA eventually rescued them from Richard Stilton and by then Tasia had returned to work. Monica, formally named COO of Stone Travel, was forced to drop her position as personal assistant to Erika, Adora Morales instead moving up from secretary to full personal assistant. Not long after returning from New York Erika met Cecily Vaughn and befriended her, only to get kidnapped not long after by Maggie Yen. Erika was released over a week later, unaware of what had transpired, and narrowly avoided ending up in Michelle Gim's collection after Lexa Balfour discovered her as a mannequin at Balfour Boutique.
Forming an Alliance
When Sandy Vanholt froze the Durga Hourglass with the Stillsville Camera Erika had been leaving Victoria Towers with her entourage. Erika discovered that cell phones still worked and invited Tucker as well as his friends to meet her at the building. Erika then checked on her mother, who had been at the new Malibu Otaku LA location when time had stopped, deciding it was better to freeze her than get into what was going on. Upon returning home Erika met Susie Kim for the first time and quickly hit it off with her, though she decided not to sleep with her as she was, at the time, trapped in the body of Leslie Chun. The next day Erika encountered Scott Dawson and his wife Ryoshi Dawson for the first time in roughly a year, punching him in the face before reluctantly agreeing to work with him, as well as Spydoll Inc, to take down Sandy.
Ending up a founding member of what was nicknamed the Chrono Alliance, Erika demonstrated a new Stone Drug Labs product: hair dye that didn't damage hair and stayed true until washed out with a special chemical. Erika and Ryoshi also got into it a bit before realizing they were attracted to one another. During the take-down of Sandy at Decker State College Erika worked with Susie and her ringed women to help stop Sandy's hypnotized minions from feeling. Following Sandy's defeat Erika and Ryoshi ended up having sex, making their peace. After time was finally unfrozen Erika welcomed Susie and Angel Mathews into her home, lessing Susie use the Royal Momju Necklace to alter the minds of Adora Morales, Talieya Antzas and Talieya's sister Kyriake Antzas. The three women were made to be blindly loyal and obedient to Erika, though she did make sure their rings were then taken off. After introducing Mary to Susie and having some fun, including a contest to see who could pose a frozen woman the best, Erika decided to pay Tucker back for his help by working with Scott to permanently freeze Kaley Hurst. Kaley was a DSC professor who'd given Tucker a hard time so she froze her, but while leaving Erika ran into Felicity Kaplan, a student who's camera she'd accidentally broken. As it happened Felicity had been a girl she'd encountered in Cairo back in 2007 and specialized in Public Relations, so Erika formed a friendship with her once it was clear Felicity was looking to genuinely help rather than cash in. Shortly after the incident the Stone Enterprises Board of Trustees required Erika to hire bodyguards, so she hired Jan Armstrong and Sonya Michaels, the former she'd met during the incident.
A few weeks after the Sandy incident Erika was called by Susie Kim, who wanted Type-7. Erika saw no problem in giving Susie some of the drug, and was pleased to learn Susie wanted to give her Hyo-Sook Kim as a temporary gift as well as Shelly Prescott as a permanent gift. Unknown to Erika, at the same time the Gorgon Sisterhood was beginning to scheme with Saffron Westlake to oust Erika from her position of power at Stone Enterprises. It was revealed a few weeks after the Sandy incident that Erika had in fact been dealing with several women who were causing her trouble by adding them to a new collection, though one she'd been trying to keep relatively under control. Nelly Race had been a major target, having helped enable Monique Garnier and Lotte Ritter in attacking her with highly embellished accounts of what had actually transpired back in 2007. Kissy Stevens and Tamara Philips had also been targeted for selling fake Erika memorabilia and threatening blackmail over a cancelled media project.
Ingrid came to Erika one morning with Minerva Romanoff, claiming the woman was Erika's older sister. Ingrid and Eric had in fact gotten pregnant before marriage and ultimately given away three embryos, fraternal triplets, for cryopreservation. While Minerva was a fraud (and thus earned a place in Erika's collection), the story was true and Erika mulled on how to deal with the new information. Having lunch with Susie, Erika ended up becoming quite defensive, freezing Katarina Tomin simply for being mean to Susie, and during lunch at The Ruby encountered her old girlfriend Gwen Welch. Inspired by the encounter Erika decided to have a Transmoxide party, using up the last of her old supply from college. At the party Gwen tried to blackmail Erika and she responded by freezing her as well. The same day Yeardley Luxby had shown up to investigate Erika for the disappearances of Monique, Lotte and Nelly, but after confirming the ITEA didn't really believe she was involved hypnotized Lux into being her girlfriend for a few days.
Erika's home is the penthouse of Victoria Towers in Malibu. The elevator is located just outside the penthouse door, the suite occupying the entire roof of the building. The penthouse wraps around the elevator, the outdoor pool located around the back of it along with a hot tub. The penthouse itself boasts three bedrooms, two of them having en-suite bathrooms and walk-in closets. Additionally there is another bathroom, an office, a library, a sun room, a small fitness room, large living room, a large sitting room, a dining area and a large kitchen. A walk-in wine cellar is attached to the library.