Ooooh, so this was going to be one of those situations. Bailey rolled her eyes. Fantastic. The theater often attracted these types. Someone consumed a little too much of something and wanted to play Opera Ghost, Bailey figured. She glanced back behind her to the light coming from the dressing room. Her phone was in her purse, and bolting to grab it to call for help probably wouldn’t be the best course of action. She would have to handle the situation herself.
Bailey noticed the man taking steps in her direction, and she nervously took more steps away. Whether he was a random drunk or something else altogether, he still set off alarms in the young woman’s head, and she would prefer to keep her distance.
Listening to the man left Bailey feeling like someone were giving her lines. It felt like something out of a show, like she were expected to break into the next musical number soon. “Ah..well..y-yes, the old Castelia Opera houses were quite a sight…u-um..” she paused, forming her words carefully. Never knew what would set these people off. “..but I’m afraid you can’t really…stroll down memory lane here.”
His loud cackle made Bailey jump, almost stumbling back. She caught herself, raising a brow to the stranger. Nobody was going to believe this in the morning. Not a single one of them. Still, she wished she could at least call for someone’s aid, she didn’t want to spend more time alone with creepy shadowy intruders more than absolutely necessary.
Phantom stood quiet for a moment, He didn’t move either. He finished for her to stop talking, and then stood silent. Yes… She was right. He couldn’t stay here much longer… He had been caught, after all.
"Forgive me, fair lady…" he began to speak a short while after. "Of course… I shouldn’t STAY here long…!" He began, and slowly, he began to lift his head.
"It’s just so hard to keep YOUSELF away from things you’ve dedicated your WHOLE LIFE to, you know?" As he finished speaking, he lifted his head completely. His old hat no longer covered his face, and his painfully wide, permanent grin was revealed, along side his deep, dark void-like eyes. The very small blue pupil glowed in the darkness, and he began to laugh again.
"But it has been a PLEASURE to be allowed even these short SECONDS here!"