(A moment, as their eyes meet. The mood changes.)


RAOUL
No more talk
of darkness,
Forget these
wide-eyed fears.
I'm here,
nothing can harm you -
my words will
warm and calm you.


Let me be
your freedom,
let daylight
dry -your tears.
I'm here,
with you, beside you,
to guard you
and to guide you . . .


CHRISTINE
Say you love me
every
waking moment,
turn my head
with talk of summertime . . .


Say you need me
with you,
now and always . . .
promise me that all
you say is true -
that's all I ask
of you . . .


RAOUL
Let me be
your shelter,
let me
be your light.
You're safe:
No-one will find youQ
your fears are
far behind you . . .


CHRISTINE
All I want
is freedom,
a world with
no more night . . .
and you
always beside me
to hold me
and to hide me . . .


RAOUL
Then say you'll share with
me one
love, one lifetime . . .
Iet me lead you
from your solitude . . .


Say you need me
with you
here, beside you . . .
anywhere you go,
let me go too -
Christine,
that's all I ask
of you . . .


CHRISTINE
Say you'll share with
me one
love, one lifetime . . .
say the word
and I will follow you . . .


BOTH
Share each day with
me, each
night, each morning . . .


CHRISTINE
Say you love me . . .


RAOUL
You know I do . . .


BOTH
Love me -
that's all I ask
of you . . .


(They kiss)


Anywhere you go
let me go too . . .
Love me -
that's all I ask
of you . .


(CHRISTINE starts from her reverie)


CHRISTINE
I must go -
they'll wonder where I am . . .
wait for me, Raoul!


RAOUL
Christine, I love you!


CHRISTINE;
Order your fine horses!
Be with them at the door!


RAOUL
And soon you'll be beside me!


CHRISTINE
You'll guard me, and you'll guide me . . .


(They hurry off. The PHANTOM emerges from
behind the statue)


PHANTOM
I gave you my music . . .
made your song take wing . . .
and now, how you've
repaid me:
denied me
and betrayed me . . .
He was bound to love you
when he heard you sing . . .


Christine ...
Christine ...


RAOUL/CHRISTINE (offstage)
Say you'll share with
me one
love, one lifetime . . .
say the word
and I will follow you . . .


Share each day with
me, each
night, each morning . . .


PHANTOM
You will curse the day
you did not do
all that the Phantom asked
of you . . .!


(As the roof of the opera house disappears, the opera
curtain closes and the PRINCIPALS in 'Il Muto' appear
through it for their bows, CHRISTINE conspicuously
dressed in CARLOTTA'S costume. simultaneously, we
hear the maniacal laughter of the PHANTOM and see him
high above the stage, perilously rocking the chandelier.
The lights of the chandelier begin flickering and, at a
great cry from him, it descends, swinging more and more
madly over the orchestra pit)


PHANTOM
Go! !


(The chandelier falls to the stage at CHRISTINE'S feet)

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