This is a bit later. After dancing with Erik, Christine meets up with Raoul. They go up to the roof of the Opera House to be alone, but Erik is watching:
“And what are you thinking of now?”
“How very nice it would be if you kissed me, Raoul.”
And he did. Like a nightmare come true, Erik watched them kiss. Watched the boy take everything he ever wanted. Handsome Raoul, rich Raoul, who got to walk in the world without shame, who got to kiss Christine in the starlight.
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