Christine smiled and placed her hand on Erik's' cheek, "So it was a curse?"
"Well, I thought that you were fine the way you were," she said gently.
"But this look is better, isn't it?" he asked.
"No, its just different. I fell in love with you, Erik, not your face, your soul."
"I have trouble believing that," he sighed, "my soul isn't a very beautiful thing."
"You aren't happy unless you're miserable are you?" Nadir asked, throwing his arms into the air in frustration, "the girl loves you, isn't that enough?"
Erik smiled, "Yes, Nadir, it is."
Christine smiled and brushed a lock of hair away from his face, "Good."
"Christine," Gustave said, stepping forward, "where is Raoul?"
"Oh my gosh!" Christine gasped, "Erik?"
Erik sighed and walked over to the balcony, leaning over the edge and looking at the boy on the roof bellow, "He's still there."
"Well get him up here," Antoinette scolded, "he can't stay down there."
"Do I have to?" Erik asked.
"Yes," Christine replied.
He sighed and called out the boy's name. Raoul turned his head and frowned up at him. Erik gave another groan and dropped the end of a rope down for the boy to grab. Raoul hesitated before using it to help him back up.
"Raoul, are you alright?" Christine asked as her friend sat down on the roof.
"I made a terrible mess of things," Raoul muttered.
"Yes, you did," Christine agreed, "why would you do that, Raoul?"
"Because I was jealous, Christine," he replied miserably, "I love you and I could tell that you were in love with…him?"
"But why?" Christine repeated, "this still makes no sense."
"Because I'm an idiot," he replied, "can you forgive me?"
"No," Erik snarled.
"Erik!" Christine hissed, turning back to Raoul, "it will take some time."
Raoul nodded his head, "I understand."
"Come here young man," Antoinette said, stepping forward and helping him up, "lets get you home. Meg, come along now and lets get the rest of them out of here as well."
"How could you forgive him?" Erik asked bitterly.
Christine shook her head and laid her hand on his arm, "Because he was once my dearest friend. I could never stay mad at him, no matter what he's done."
"He tried to kill me!" Erik half-shouted.
Christine smiled weakly and stretched to place a gentle kiss on his lips. She could immediately feel his anger die away as he returned it. She smiled up at him and lead him back into the castle.
The sun was beginning to rise by the time everything was put back in order and they all collapsed in the comfortable chairs of the library. Christine leaned again Erik's shoulder and allowed herself to drift off to sleep, exhausted from the night's events.
Erik smiled down at her fondly and leaned his head back on the sofa. He frowned and looked back up when he noticed Nadir was smiling at him from the other sofa.
"What?" Erik grumbled.
"You just look so content for once," Nadir shrugged, "its nice to see."
"Is that all?" Erik asked, stifling a yawn.
"Does there need to be more?" Gustave asked, yawning lazily, "Christine is happy with you and you're happy with her. Its good to see her so happy again. Its been a long time since I've been in love, but if I remember correctly, that's what really counts. Being happy to just spend time with someone."
Erik's brow furrowed slightly and he smiled, placing a kiss on top of Christine's head, "Then I guess that is all I need."
Christine stirred an looked up at him sleepily, "So, do you believe in happy endings yet?"
Erik nodded his head, "Yes, I think I do."
A/N: And they all lived happily ever after...yup they did, really. They lived in the castle and probably had a few little Erik jr's, maybe a Christine jr. They got a dog, Raoul was locked up in a mental institution, though he was invited to the wedding. Haha, please review!