After Christine hears Erik's story, she begins to worry about Raoul.
"Why did I do what?" I asked, dazed.
"Hit that wrong note." he answered. "What is the matter, Christine?"
"I'm not sure," I said, "I guess I didn't get enough sleep last night," I lied.
Then he said lovingly, "perhaps you should take a short rest." I nodded, turned and quickly left the room.
I woke up later, to the sound of someone softly calling my name. "Christine, Christine," for a moment, it sounded exactly like Raoul, so I slowly opened my eyes, hoping to see him there. But no, when I opened my eyes there stood Erik, (he had his mask on at this point) softly asking me to wake up. I sighed as I tried to hide my disappointment, "what time is it?" I asked.
"About four o'clock, you slept for nearly two hours." he said, with practically no emotion at all.
"If Raoul had said it, he'd probably laugh at me a little for sleeping so long during the day." I smiled at the thought. "I shall be out in a few minutes." I told Erik, shooing him out the door. Once it was closed, I breathed a sigh of relief, then went into the bathroom to freshen up a bit. I put on a pretty green dress and left my bedroom to meet Erik for dinner.
For the first few minutes it was so quiet you could hear a dust mite sneeze from its own dust. "So did you have a good rest, dear?" Erik asked, breaking the silence. "Oh yes, thank you." I answered sweetly. We sat in silence for a few more minutes and then I said "This dinner is very good, how did you learn to cook so well?" "When someone lives alone, they have to learn to do things such as cooking." he answered with a small smile. Seeing him smile made me feel a little better (he hardly ever smiles, at least not around me.) After dinner, we sat at the fireplace for a little while and then I said "I think I'll retire now, good night." I got up, walked over to him and gave him a small kiss on his forehead (bile did not rise in my throat this time,) once I was in my room I dressed and went to bed. I fell asleep easily with nothing but thoughts of Raoul filled my head. The last thing I could hear was him singing "Say you'll share with me one love, one lifetime..."