A minute after Christine had entered to the room, she knew something was wrong.
Raoul stopped giving her flowers two years ago - year after they had married. He never has had time recently. He wasn't even seen in house. Actually, she was grateful - when he wasn't nearby, she could sing. Roul said that every her tune reminded him the terror in the Opera House, and he was angry, when she wanted to sing. Anyway, he wasn't giving her anything.
And now, there was a rose on her pillow.
The bad omen.
Yellow color means envy and is symbol of misfortune in theatrical environment. And yellow flowers.
They means death. Death of the closest friend. Or beloved.
The rose was tied with a black ribbon.