Early one morning, Christine sees the one person she'd never thought she'd see again.
"Oh Raoul!" I cried. "I thought you had forgotten about me!"
"I could never forget you." he answered, as he held me close. I rested my head on his good shoulder as he cradled me for a few minutes. Then he held me at arms length and said, "Christine, I'm sorry for the way I treated you before, the time I had away from you gave me time to realize that you're an independent woman, and should be treated as such." Then he took my hands in his and asked in a gentle voice, "I love you and will you forgive me?" I heart leaped for joy when I heard these words, because I knew he meant what he said.
"Of course, I'll forgive you only if you forgive me for leaving you in the first place." I said, gazing in his deep blue eyes.
"I forgive you with all my heart," he whispered, giving me a look that made my heart melt, for I knew it was true. Our tender moment was broken by the sound of Erik's voice, "Christine!" he cried.
"Oh, no, it's Erik, I must go." I told Raoul.
"When will I see you again?" he asked, quickly.
"Tomorrow at the same time, now go, quickly" I told him. I gave him a quick kiss and ran up to the house to meet Erik. "Where were you?" he asked suspiciously. "I was taking an early morning swim, dear." I said, breathlessly, there was now way I could lie about that since my clothes were extremely wet. "Yes, I can see that." he answered, eyeing me. "Well, go get yourself cleaned up and meet me in the dining room for some breakfast, okay?" (At that moment I realized that I was still in my chemise.) I nodded, gave him a kiss on the cheek and went to my room, singing the whole time. In a few minutes after I had slipped on a lavender gown, I went to go meet Erik for breakfast. When I met up with him, I saw he had on a fresh tuxedo and he mask was gleaming in the candlelight as we sat down.
"Did you rest well last night?" he asked as I put some butter on my toast.
"Oh, yes. Thank you." I answered politely. We talked a little more on music, food and our heritage. After breakfast, Erik sat at the organ, as we started our lesson and I sang better then ever, and it was all because of my meeting that morning.