Christine's father said that he would send her an angel of music, and he sent Erik. A man so broken, and healed by Christine. His whole existence relies on her. You may see her turn from him now, but she returns one night. And Ten years later, she returns to Erik with his Ten year old son, Gustav. :-) Love never dies.
"As I stood looking down on her I was overwhelmed by the dismal futility of my insane impulse. Why had I brought her here? I couldn't keep her in a state of trance for the rest of her days; I didn't want a mindless, mechanical doll, an automaton without choice. I wanted Christine, all of Christine. And I could not have her..." ~ Excerpt from Susan Kay's "Phantom"