A/N: Hey, guys. Sorry for the week without updates! But, for personal reasons, I'm going to stop writing fanfiction. I'm terribly sorry for all of you who like this story – which is why I'm going to describe what I had planned to happen, simply to give you some sense of closure. I may return and keep writing (if I do I will re-write the ending into about 15 chapters), but right now that doesn't seem very likely. Again, I'm terribly sorry! But here's basically what I had planned to happen…
That little 'souvenir' Madame Giry was getting before was that mouth-spray(?) that Erik used on Carlotta in the original POTO. Raoul was planning to poison the Phantom, and Giry was going to get Christine to fail her performance. However, something goes wrong and Christine takes the poison, and Erik takes the croaky-mouth-spray.
Don't worry, I'm not going to kill her off!
Basically, through some highly dramatic sequence of events, Erik hunts down Raoul and instead of killing him, hands him over to the police where he goes to prison. Christine barely survives, and she, Gustave, and Erik live happily ever after on Coney Island like some big happy family… okay, I wasn't going to make it that simple. There would be some drama during her recovery. Meg is kind of like an aunt, and Madame Giry returns to France out of guilt.
A/N: Okay, I'm going to keep saying it: I'm terribly sorry for all of you who were getting really excited for this! I honestly just decided to stop in the past 2 hours. I've just been feeling uncomfortable lately, and I'm going to say it again: I'm sorry. I hope you guys enjoy the ending, well, at least maybe you can stretch out in your minds like I was going to. I'm sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, so very, very sorry to all of you! If I do ever return, I hope you guys will still be willing to read anything I write. :)
That song in chapter 18 was Music of the Night.