X-treme Makeover: Phantom Edition

A Whole New Face

Erik gasped and stroked his hand down the mirror. So many things were racing through his head. That was him? THAT FACE IN THE MIRROR WAS HIM! No more was the scarred tissue on the left side of his face. No more was there no nose in the middle. No. He, Erik—the Phantom of the Opera—WAS HOT!

Reaching up with his hands, Erik touched his face, his new nose. Unwillingly, a tear slid down his cheek. And then another… and another! Erik sobbed, snot running out of his new nose and tears down his new cheeks.

Hilary bent down to look him in the eyes. "Erik. You are the hottest man I've ever seen in my life."

"Thank you Hilary. That really means a lot." Erik sniffled.

"Here. Take a tissue. I always keep them handy." Hilary said, and then began plucking tissues out of her bulging pocket. "That ones used, that ones used, that ones used, that ones used… this one isn't really used… no… that ones used too. Err… Dr. Perlman, you wouldn't happen to have any tissues, would you?" Hilary blushed.

"Yes, in fact I do." Dr. Perlman handed Erik a tissue… and Hilary a trashcan. "Empty your pockets."

Hilary picked out so many dirty tissues, that Erik lost count. Through his tears, he laughed. Oh, to be happy again. And this time he had a feeling that he was going to stay happy.

"Hilary, I'm sorry to say this, but I'm going to have to let you go." Dr. Perlman smiled wryly.

"Why!" Erik exclaimed.

"I know the answer to that." Hilary said, raising her hand. Dr. Perlman nodded at her. "I ripped off a woman's bandages even though I was supposed to wait for you."

"Yes. And there is another reason, but I don't want to talk about it. You will understand in time." Dr. Perlman smiled.

"Hey! "You will understand in time!"" Hilary exclaimed, "Isn't that in Phantom when Christine…"

"Okay Hilary. I'll hopefully see you around. Follow your handsome phantom out the door to the limo please." The doctor grinned.

"All right!" Hilary grabbed Erik's arm and, though Erik couldn't believe he was doing this, they both skipped out the door.

Dr. Perlman's laughter could be heard even after Hilary slammed the door of the limo.