Paris Opera House – 1904.

"Oh, sweet goodness! That's not Christine Daae!" Raoul shouted.

Christine's world blurred and she struggled to open her eyes. She swallowed when she heard voices around her speak.

"This is Christine Daae and she was blessed to have made it out alive,"

"Well, that's not her!"

"Raoul…" Christine whispered.

She tried to reach for him but she heard a noise of repulsion.

"How many of them were hurt besides her?"

"Ten, sir,"

"Get her away from me and I never wish to see her again!"

Christine's throat twisted and dried when she whispered, feeling invisible tears sting her eyes,

"Raoul… don't… leave me…"