A/N: WELL, I'VE UPDATED AGAIN(YAY!) CAN'T TELL WHEN MY NEXT UPDATE WILL BE SO, HOPE YOU ENJOY. SORRY THE CHAPTER IS SO SHORT, BUT IT SEEMED A GOOD PLACE TO STOP, SO HERE IT IS!

CHAPTER 3

The meeting turned out to be quite lengthy as it turned out. Christine, who hadn't really been expecting anything less, started roaming about the hallways. She didn't get far before colliding with a blur of blonde hair. The blur, as it was, happened to be Meg Giry.

"Christine?" she asked. "Is that you? Of course it is. How've you been?"

"Fine. Raoul needed to meet with Firmin and Andre, and I came to see how the place looks after its major reconstruction, quite impressive, I might add." Christine replied. "So, how have you been? I haven't seen you for a while. Still dancing, I see." She continued with a small smile.

"Yes, in fact, I was on my way to rehearsal. We're doing Hannibal, again." Meg said. "Though, as of right now, we haven't had a leading lady since you and Carlotta left. The chorus girls have been taking turns singing the part to see who could adequately play the part. However, I've heard the managers talk about asking you if you'd consider coming back for this one performance."

"Did you? I don't know if I could, I mean, it just wouldn't feel right. Singing was something I shared with my father and my angel. Now that they're both dead, I don't think I could." Christine said with sadness overpowering her voice.

"Well, I'm sure you'll make the right decision. Oh! I've got to go or I'll be late. Visit again soon!" she said, and she was off.

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"So, you can see we have need of Christine. Since she isn't your wife yet, I think it would still be considered appropriate if she gave one last performance, a farewell performance, if you will." Andre said in a very persuasive tone.

"Well, it'll have to be up to Christine. After all, I'm not going to be the one performing, she is. I can't make the decision for her." Raoul answered.

"Where is she precisely?" Firmin asked, wishing to clear up the matter of the leading lady as quickly as possible.

"I have a feeling that she's roaming around, this place holds many memories for her, as it does for us all. I shall go find her." Raoul said, and left in search of Christine.

"Do you think she'll do it?" Firmin asked.

"Hard to tell, after what happened at her last performance, I honestly can't say for sure." Andre replied. And they waited for the return of the Vicomte, unaware of the presence who'd been listening to their entire conversation.

A/N: WELL, I HOPE YOU ENJOYED IT!

TO MASKA: I'M NOT SURE WHETHER IT'S GOING TO BE AN E/C OR R/C ROMANCE YET, BUT I'M SURE YOU'LL KNOW WHEN THE TIME COMES!