Story by Zelda2h2 Copyright2012

Original story by Gaston Leroux

Based upon the revised story by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Erik Destler played by Gerard Butler

sung by Gerard Butler

Esmeralda Gringoire-Destler played by Salma Hayek

sung by Liz Callaway

Claude DuBois played by Richard Harris

sung by Tony Jay

Joanne Destler played by Mandy Moore

Sung by Lea Salonga

Ramin Karimloo played by himself

Sung by himself

Christine Daae, Contesse du Chagny played by Emmy Rossum

Sung by Emmy Rossum

Raoul le Vicompte du Chagny played by Patrick Wilson

Sung by Patrick Wilson

Meg Giry played by Jennifer Ellison

Sung by Jennifer Ellison

Mme Giry played by Miranda Richardson

Ciarán Hinds as Richard Firmin

Simon Callow as Gilles André

Kevin McNally as Joseph Buquet and Owner

Songs used (in order of chapter)

Once Upon a December performed by Liz Callaway (Anastasia)

Heaven's Light/ Hellfire performed by Tom Hulce and Tony Jay (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

Music of the Night performed by Gerard Butler (Phantom of the Opera)

God Help the Outcasts performed by Heidi Mollenhauer (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

All I Ask of You performed by Patrick Wilson and Emmy Rossum (Phantom of the Opera)

The Phantom of the Opera performed by Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum (Phantom of the Opera)

Angel of Music performed by Emmy Rossum and Jennifer Ellison

Masquerade performed by the Phantom cast (Phantom of the Opera)

Why So Silent performed by Gerard Butler (Phantom of the Opera)

Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (Phantom of the Opera)

Past the Point of No Return performed by Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum and the Phantom cast (Phantom of the Opera)

Down Once More/ Track Down this Murderer performed by the Phantom cast (Phantom of the Opera)

When You Believe performed by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carrey (the Prince of Egypt)

Wait performed by Helena Bonham Carter (Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street)

My Immortal performed by Evanescence

No One Would Listen performed by Gerard Butler (Phantom of the Opera)

Learn to be Lonely performed by Minnie Driver (Phantom of the Opera)

Til I Hear You Sing performed by Ramin Karimloo (Love Never Dies)

Any lyrics which have been changed were for the sole purpose of this story. I have nothing but ultimate respect for the artists and I thoroughly admire their work.

I had so much fun writing this story. I'd love it for everyone that reads it to leave a review. Also please tell me what you think of Ramin and Joanne- I had the idea of writing out the opera they were performing in at the end- or even a one shot just for them.

I'm afraid this is it for now. But this may not be the last we hear of Esmeralda and Erik. But tell me what you think- if you have any ideas PM me (because if I choose your idea I don't want the surprise to be given away)

I encourage everyone to listen to the music I used- I worked so hard making them fit. I've also thought of getting some of my friends that are into musical theater to record my versions. If I end up doing this I'll post on this story where to find the link.

So, I end on this final note. Literally.

My Dear Readers,

I thank you for reading my story, but these things rarely end so suddenly. They are lives after all, and when do lives simply end in the middle?

I remain your obedient servant.