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Phantom of the Opera — Music of the Night  {Sentence Starters}

  • “Listen to the music of the night.”
  • “Only then can you belong to me.”
  • “Hear it, feel it secretly possess you.”
  • “Help me make the music of the night.”
  • “Darkness stirs and wakes imagination.”
  • “Grasp it, sense it tremulous and tender.”
  • “You, alone, can make my song take flight.”
  • “And you’ll live as you’ve never lived before.”
  • “Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar!”
  • “Touch me, trust me, savour each sensation!”
  • “Turn your face away from cold, unfeeling light.”
  • “Nighttime sharpens, heightens each sensation.”
  • “Open up your mind, let your fantasies unwind…”
  • “Turn your face away from the garish light of day.”
  • “This darkness which you know you cannot fight.”
  • “Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before!”
  • “Close your eyes and surrender to your darkest dreams!”
  • “Let your mind start a journey through a strange, new world!”
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Allison serves a light cold brunch that Lala had helped her prepare, paired with an expensive white wine. She’s pleased when Angelina expresses her delight with the food and asks Nico about the handcrafted wine. The conversation is light and airy, with both Nico and Allison struggling to keep a happy appearance. 

Angelina: I’ve said it before but it bears repeating, Allie. You are the most charming hostess. I always have a wonderful time with you. I’m so glad I chose you to be one of my gala organizers.

Allison delighted: Thank you, Angelina. That means the world to me.

Angelina: No need to thank me. I simply adore you both as a couple! It’s so refreshing to see a happy marriage. I think it’s sad how many people in our circle are on the verge of divorce or are living miserably together. I hope I can have what you both have one day.

Allison sighs, while Nico takes a long swig of his wine.

Allison softly: Well, things aren’t always what they seem, Angelina. Even Nico and I have our differences. And lately we’ve been under an enormous strain. I hope I can talk to you in confidence about it. Maybe you can help me… help us.

Nico looks at Allie in alarm, while Angelina nods sympathetically.

Angelina: Of course I’ll help if I can, Allie.

One Night: Chapter 2

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Chapter 1

Eventually, the cool night air forces them to start moving again. Southern California may be warm at this time of year but at 3am, even the warmest climates can feel cold. The light breeze cuts right through their thin shirts and pants (resembling hospital scrubs more than anything else). Kara doesn’t reach out to hold Lena’s hand again though she desperately wants to. She doesn’t want to live through the moment where Lena flinches away and glares at her like she hates her.

“Do you have any idea of where we’re heading?” Lena asks, irritation creeping into her voice.

“Northwest,” Kara says. “I’m from space remember? I know my stars. I think the compound we were at was south-east of National City so we should hit civilization at some point.”

“At what point exactly?” Lena asks. “Because you don’t have super endurance right now and I certainly do not. Also, we’re in the middle of the forest. We could get attacked by bears or something.”

Kara rolls her eyes.

“Bears are docile unless provoked. And either way,” Kara says turning to face Lena, who looks entirely unimpressed, “I’ll protect you.”

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