Chapter Fifty Two: Fin/Ask Chapter
Ask chapter! Yay! Now, I will answer the questions from newest to oldest, so, here we go!
But who was the lady at the end? And how do you pronounce Persephone's name? Ps could you make anther phan fic like this? -ErikaDalimoreThePhantomess
*Giggles* The lady at the end, was, indeed, is the very person writing the book at the moment (aka, me) ;D liked what I did there? Little bit 'a self insert fanfic like Erik's Don Juan Triumphant. Persephone's name is pronounced (Per-se-pho-neey), like the Greek goddess that married Hades. I have actually written another phic that is sort of similar! The name is 'Yellow' and it's completed, it's about a little girl who was born with yellow eyes and her struggle (of course it's E/OC!)
Haha, you may also like two of my current phics. One's name is 'Dead Years' and that's about a girl who goes on vacation with her mother (Meg Giry) and, literally, bumps into Erik; the rest, is a surprise ;). The next is 'Angel at Sea' I've gotten a lot of good feedback from that book, and, well, Erik's a pirate! The story you make like is 'In the Shadow of the Moon' which is what I'm currently delving myself into. It's post Love Never Dies, so, yes, Christine is dead, and Erik is given custody of Gustave (since, ya know, Gustave is Erik's son) and Erik takes Gustave back to Paris to meet the Daroga (aka the Persian) and, well, I don't want to spoil it, but, Gustave meets his own Angel of Music :D.
Did they really do that thing with the plants back then? -Aria
Yes! When a woman was pregnant, before the invention of pregnancy tests, a woman would urinate on a wheat plant and a barley plant and whichever grew meant the gender! And, if they both didn't grow/died, she wasn't pregnant. This is because a woman has special hormones in her urine since she's pregnant that cause the plant to grow; I did my research, girl!
Sweet Pierre why does he need to die?! -YourPhan
I NEEDED STORYLINE. IT KILLED ME TO KILL HIM TOO, DON'T YOU DARE THINK IT DIDN'T. I MAY BE A REINCARNATION OF STEVEN MOFFAT BUT I STILL HAVE A HEART, YA KNOW?! (That sentence was a contradiction in itself.)
WHY DIDN'T CHRISTINE SHOOT HERSELF FIRST? -Aria
BECASE SHE WANTED VENGENCE FOR ERIK KILLING HER HUSBAND AND NEPHEW. PLUS, SHE DIDN'T CARE ABOUT PERSEPHONE ANYMORE, PERSEPHONE PUSHED HER AWAY AND CHRISTINE WAS LIKE 'PUSSSH, OKAY THEN, I'LL JUST KILL ONE OF THE ONLY THINGS YOU LOVE LIKE YOU DID WITH ME, BECAUSE REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER.'
Why was Pierre preparing to die? -Aria
Pierre was preparing to die because he realized that, after he was kidnapped and tortured and almost raped, that his life was something so easily taken. And, he knew that his parents would fall into turmoil and, Persephone would more than likely try suicide if he didn't do something. So, he left them that note to stop that from happening, or, at least, attempt to stop it from happening. He loved his parents so much, they were the universe to him, and that's why he had trouble leaving them too.
Is there anyone that Pierre is supposed to look like? -Lauren
Hmmm, well, I guess, he's got...alright, I got this, he'd have the general face of Jack Lyall, save his hair would be jet black and his eyes would be yellow. His cheeks also wouldn't be very pudgy, like Jack's.
How old is he [Pierre]? -Aria
Pierre is in the strange range of being six to...I'd say, eight. I'm not good at math, so, if my calculations with the months and years are off, whatever. I don't care.
Erik, what is going on with you? -SarahBloomSakura
Drugs. Morphine, to be exact.
How many times did you imagine William's death before you got it right? -Aria
Many, many times. It was so fun, originally, I was going to make it super gory and have Erik, like, slit William's throat and reach inside and pull all of this stuff out and...yeah...it would've been far too much for little Pierre's eyes, so, I trashed it (plus Persephone was still kinda scarred from seeing M. Devere's body in the torture chamber, so, I didn't think Erik would make her go through that again.)
And BTW is Pierre deformed? -Aria
Eh, not really. The only things 'wrong' with Pierre is the colour pigmentation in his eyes and his skinniness. He's not even close to Martha or his father's deformities, but, Persephone would love him all the same :D
Is Firmin Claire's bro or her husband's bro? -Aria
Firmin is Claire's brother. I know, creepy, right?
What are those drugs? Why do all angels gotta be adults? -Aria
The drugs I imagined for them to give Persephone were hullicinogens, or, old-fashioned LSD. Since, as you may know, people didn't exactly grasp the concept of 'dosages' back then, so, they gave Persephone a whole lot of it, which made her hallucinate her mother and her child self. They aren't all adults! Like I said, she saw her former self in a childhood state!
Did you lose somebody? -Aria
I have lost someone, yes. My grandfather died a few years ago from cancer, I think it was pancreatic, and I was devastated.
I thought about all day at school and realized that in the beginning, it was the classic lets-be-scared-of -the -phantom. I mean, the masked ball! He wasn't welcomed warmly. But all of a sudden, only a chapter or two later, he was being welcomed around the opera house and treated almost normally. can you explain this? -Aria
Alright *cracks knuckles*. You understand how gossip works, because, that's what happened. Persephone, as you know, told Abelia of the strange man who did sweet things for her and Abelia, being the person she is, spoke about it with other servants and it went all over the opera house. Plus, the masquerade, they saw that Erik took a fancy to Persephone, and they knew, as long as they didn't piss either Persephone nor Erik off, they would be fine. So, they either chose to ignore his presence or welcome him, besides, Persephone was the new Primadonna!
She was the talk of the town! A scandal would arise if you did anything to argue with her! You would be seen as strange and no one would want to talk to you for 'dissing' her.
Killing a man counts as "fluff? -Aria
Depends on how he's killed.
Why is he being so stupid over Persephone? -Aria
Have you ever seen a boy in love? They're practically drooling zombies! When you're in love you do stupid things. (No, this is not from experience).
Does Abelia love her too? -Akiko42
In a sister-type way, nothing more than that.
And why couldn't her Opera Ghost see her?! -PhantomFan01
Because he was finishing up the torture device for William, he reeeeaaalllyyy wanted to use it on William, but, he ended up using it on the Persian! He got to use it anyways, so, he was happy about that.
Okay, if she vomited up her guts, I think she should go see a doctor. Guts are organs and should definitely Not come out of your body. Also, can anyone explain to me the joke "The old fool is leaving"? I watched the movie but i never understood it... -Pinapple3000
*Sighs* No, sweetie, no...I used the phrase for exaggeration in meaning that she vomited up, a lot, the entire contents of her stomach, probably. Yes, you should go see your doctor if somehow, all at once, your guts dislodge themselves from inside of you and manage to make it up your esophagus without asphyxiating you. The joke is more about her body language and tone with which the joke is said than anything else; she's basically telling him to get out, but, politely.
I thought Carlotta was Italian since in the musical she said things like "traditore!" And "oh, padre mio, dio!" Which roughly translated means "traitor" and "oh, my father, god!" But I could be wrong and I would like to now for sure if I am. But I LOVE this story! It's so well written! Keep it coming! -Guest
She is, well, she's both. In both the 2004 movie with Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum, and the book by Gaston Leroux, she is Spanish. But, for some odd reason, Andrew Lloyd Webber thought it was a wonderful idea to changer her to Italian; I have no idea why he did this. To go from Spanish, to Italian, back to Spanish, I don't know; he be cray cray.
Alright, those are all the questions I've received in the reviews! If you have any more questions I would be more than happy to oblige you via PM! And, if you liked this book, please, check out some of my others! I've written five others besides this one 'Yellow', 'In the Shadow of the Moon', 'Limelight', 'Dead Years', and 'Angel at Sea'. Oh! And, ErikaDalimoreThePhantomess, you may enjoy 'Limelight' also! However, it's not finished. Anyways, thank you all for reviewing and (hopefully) enjoying this book; I apologize for making you guys cry and I hope you'll enjoy my other Phanfictions if you so choose to read them!
For the, sadly, last time in this book,