Author's Note: The Phantom of the Opera belongs to Gaston Leroux.
This is a drabble about Raoul waiting for Christine in the Bois during Leroux's novel.
He searches the carriages that pass by, the moon providing just enough light for him to see.
Philippe is wrong! She won't be here…
Still he peers into the open window of the next carriage, and he sighs - whether in relief or disappointment he does not know - for she is not inside.
He's not like the others here tonight. He seeks a lady, not a woman.
And she – she is not the like others here either. She is a good girl…
He prays silently that this is still true as he waits for another carriage to come.