MidReal Story

Fae's Forbidden Melody

May 11
Scenario: Melody knows a song that is forbidden because it's tied to the fae world.
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Melody knows a song that is forbidden because it's tied to the fae world.
The song was forbidden.
I’d heard the rumors, of course, but I’d never believed them.
The idea that a song could be so powerful that it could change the world was ridiculous.
But then I found it.
It was an accident, really.
I was looking for my mom’s old yearbook and I stumbled across a dusty old book hidden in the back corner of the attic.
It was a songbook, filled with music notes and lyrics, but there was something about it that made me pause.
The book was beautiful, with a leather cover and gold-leafed pages, but it wasn’t just that.
It felt important somehow, like it had been waiting for me to find it all along.
I opened the book to the first page and my heart stopped.
The song was written in beautiful cursive script and I couldn’t look away from the words.
As soon as I read the lyrics, I knew that I should put the book back and walk away.
I knew that I should forget that I ever found it, and never speak of it again.
But I couldn’t.
The words were like a siren’s call, pulling me in and refusing to let go.
“The world is old and weary,
“But hope will never die,
“For deep within the hearts of men,
“The light of hope will shine.”
It’s beautiful, isn’t it?”
Leo asked and I jumped, dropping the book back into the box.
He’d been so quiet as he joined me in the attic that I hadn’t even heard him come over.
He knelt next to me and pulled the book from the box, flipping through the pages.
“What’s this?”
I shook my head, refusing to meet his eyes.
I knew that if I looked at him, he would be able to tell that I was lying.
I would never be able to keep something like this from Leo.
“I-I don’t know,” I said.
“It was in a box of old books.
It must have belonged to one of my ancestors.”
Leo raised an eyebrow.
“Is this supposed to be the lost song?”
I shrugged, wrapping my arms around myself.
“I guess so.”
Leo snorted and tossed the book back into the box, as if that made everything okay.
“Right,” he said.
“Because the Lost Song is totally just floating around in your attic.”
“That’s what I thought at first,” I admitted.
“But this is different.”
Leo climbed to his feet and rolled his eyes.
“Sure it is.
Just like every other time you told me that you were on the verge of discovering something amazing.”
That was true.
My small town had a reputation for being boring and uneventful, but I’d always known better.
I’d always known that there was more to our town than met the eye, and I’d been determined to figure out what secrets it held.
Of course, none of my “discoveries” had ever panned out, but this time was different.
This time I knew that I was right.
“I know what you’re thinking,” I said, glaring at him.
“You think that I’m overreacting, but I’m not.
This song is different.”
Leo rolled his eyes.
“You say that every time you find an old piece of music that no one has ever heard of before.”
“This is not just some old piece of music!”
“Then what is it?”
he asked, crossing his arms over his chest and staring me down.
“What makes it so special?”
I opened my mouth to answer, but nothing came out.
I didn’t know how to explain what made the Lost Song so unique or important, especially since it had been lost for generations.
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I knew that Leo wouldn’t believe me when I said it was different, but how could I put into words something so powerful and dangerous?
I could already tell from the look on his face that he thought this was all some big joke, but it wasn’t.
This was about so much more than melodrama and teenage gossip.
But how could I make him understand?
As I wracked my brain for a way to explain the song, Leo’s expression softened and his eyes widened with concern.
“Hey, are you okay?”
I gasped, realizing how long it had been since we’d sat down and how much time had passed since we started searching the attic.
I needed to find the rest of the pages of the song and get home before my mom realized I’d been gone for so long.
But as much as I wanted to leave, there was no way that I could walk away from the forbidden song now.
I knew that it was tied to the fae world and the balance of our town, but it wasn’t until this moment that it all became clear to me.
The fae world and the human world were connected by a delicate balance—each relying on the other—and without the Lost Song, everything would fall apart.
That was why the fae had gone to such great lengths to hide the song and keep it from being found.
They were trying to protect the balance between our worlds and prevent its power from falling into the wrong hands.
I knew that Leo wouldn’t believe me when I told him about the Lost Song, but this was different.
This wasn’t just another claim about the fae; this was the truth, and if anyone would believe me, it was Leo.
I took a deep breath and prayed for the right words to come.
“Leo, there’s something you need to know,”
I said, my voice barely above a whisper.
“This isn’t just some story or myth like all of the others.
This is real.
It’s important and powerful and if anyone else finds out about it…”
Leo’s eyes widened with realization and his lips parted in shock.
My heart pounded in my chest as his gaze darted between me and the box, suddenly understanding what this song meant and why it was so important.
And then, before either of us could say anything else, there was a knock at the door.
“Melody, are you up here?”
my mom called out, her voice echoing through the attic.
Leo turned back to me and his eyes softened with understanding.
He reached out and grabbed my hand, giving it a quick squeeze.
“I don’t know how you did it, but we’ll figure it out,” he said.
“I promise.”
I smiled and nodded, grateful for his support and comfort.
“I know,” I said.
“I think I’m ready to go back now.”
Leo nodded and together, we climbed to our feet and made our way to the attic staircase, hand in hand.
As we walked, something changed between us, and for the first time, I saw Leo in a new light—someone who could be more than just my best friend.
Our bond had always been strong and unbreakable, but it was in this moment that I realized just how deep our connection truly went and how much I needed him by my side.
Because now that we’d found the Lost Song, there was no turning back.
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This was the forbidden song I’d been searching for, and it had finally revealed itself to me, but I couldn’t control the flood of emotions coursing through my veins.
This was the song—the one I’d been searching for—and part of me was filled with fear and the other was filled with relief, knowing that I’d finally found it even though I’d never wanted to.
Leo was always quick-witted and he had a great sense of humor, but sometimes his jokes went a little too far.
I shot him an annoyed glance before quickly looking back at the book, trying to think of another way to explain it without sounding completely crazy.
“I’m serious, Leo,” I said, crossing my arms over my chest.
“This isn’t a joke, it’s—”
“Ah, come on Melody,” he said, cutting me off.
“You can be a little melodramatic sometimes, you know.”
I rolled my eyes and glared at him and forced myself to take another deep breath and try again.
I reached out and grabbed the book from him and held it up in front of me so he could see the title.
This is the Forbidden Song,” I said slowly, looking him dead in the eye as I spoke each word slowly and carefully.
“This is the song that can change everything.
There was a long pause where Leo’s jaw tightened and his eyes scanned the page before finally, he lowered his gaze back to mine and I saw a flash of something fierce in his eyes.
I knew that look all too well, and I could tell that he was finally starting to understand the gravity of the situation and what was at stake, but instead of backing down or shying away from the danger, it only made him more determined to help me, which was just another reason why I loved him so much.
“Alright, let’s do it,” Leo said after a long pause.
“I don’t know what this song is or what it does, but I know that you’re scared of it, and that’s enough for me.You know I’ll do anything to protect you, Melody, even if it means destroying a magical songbook.”
I nodded and a smile crept across my face as I stepped closer to him, overwhelmed by the realization of just how lucky I was to have him in my life and by my side.
“I’m so lucky to have you,” I whispered, reaching out to wrap my arms around his neck.
Leo smirked and slipped his arms around my waist, pulling me even closer to him.
I could feel his heart pounding in his chest as he leaned down to give me a quick kiss on the forehead.
“Yeah, right,” he mumbled, pulling away to give me a wry smile.
“You’re lucky to have me?I think you might have that backward.”
I grinned at him and gave him a playful shove as I pulled away from him to start heading back to the attic staircase.
“Come on, let’s go before my mom comes up here looking for us,” I said over my shoulder.
“We need to get this book out of here before it causes any more trouble.” I made my way to the narrow staircase and began descending the steps quickly, but before I could get too far, Leo appeared behind me and reached out to take my hand.
He stepped in front of me and turned around to look at me as I continued descending the stairs.
“Here, take my arm,” he said, holding it out to me.
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I’d never seen him look so serious before, and it made my heart swell with affection.
“Just in case you trip or something,” he said quickly, as if he was trying to explain himself.
I gave him a small smile and wrapped my arm around his so that he could guide me down the stairs.
The moment felt so intimate and romantic that it almost took my breath away, but it also made me feel incredibly exposed and vulnerable.
For some reason, Leo must have sensed it too because his eyes darkened and he tightened his grip on me as he led me down the stairs.
He looked so fierce and protective in that moment that he almost didn’t seem real.
I knew that I’d never felt more safe or more loved than I did right then as we made our way down the narrow staircase together, and yet, there was something else, something almost dangerous about the way he was staring at me.
His sharp blue eyes bore into mine as if he was trying to read my thoughts or figure out what I was keeping from him, and it made me feel like I was about to crumble under his intense gaze.
“What is it?”
he asked quietly as soon as we reached the bottom of the stairs.
“What are you not telling me?”
“I’m not—” I started to say, but Leo shook his head and stepped closer to me so that his chest was almost pressing against my face.
“No, you are,” he said, his voice low and urgent as he searched my eyes.
“You’re not telling me something, Melody, and I—” He paused and swallowed hard before finally taking a deep breath and letting it out slowly before continuing.
“I thought we were best friends,” he said, his voice almost cracking with emotion as he looked down at me with wide, angry eyes.
“I thought that there was nothing that you wouldn’t tell me, that you trusted me completely, but now I see that I was wrong.” The hurt in his voice cut through me like a knife, and I could feel my throat closing up as tears welled up in my eyes, but I refused to let them fall.
“That’s not true,” I said quickly, reaching up to touch his chest lightly before forcing myself to take another deep breath and let it out slowly.
“That’s not true at all.
It’s just—” My voice cracked and I struggled to find the words to explain myself.
“It’s just that this is something that I have to do on my own—something that I have to figure out on my own.”
Leo narrowed his eyes and looked down at me with a fierce expression on his face as he studied me for a long moment before finally taking another step closer so that his body was completely pressed against mine as he leaned down to speak quietly in my ear.
“Are you sure about that?”
he whispered in a low, dangerous voice that sent shivers down my spine.
“That this is something that you have to do on your own?”
He didn’t give me a chance to respond before grabbing the book from my hands and tossing it onto the stairs behind us before reaching out to lace his fingers through mine so that I was forced to step even closer to him so that our bodies were pressed together even more tightly than before.
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“I’ve always understood you more than you think I do,” he said in a rough voice as he tightened his grip on my hand even more before forcing me to take another step closer to him.
He held my gaze for a moment longer before looking down at his feet again, but I could tell that there was more that he wanted to say by the way that his jaw clenched and unclenched in frustration as he stared down at the stairs in front of us for a long moment before finally glancing back up at me with a determined expression on his face as he took a deep breath before speaking again.
It took me a moment to process what Leo had just said as I searched his face for any sign that he might be joking or trying to mess with me in some way, but it was clear from his expression that he was being completely serious about what he’d just said—even if I had no idea what it meant or what it had to do with anything that we’d been talking about.
“Leo,” I started to say, but Sarah finally made it up the stairs and interrupted me before I could ask him what he’d meant by those words.
“What are you two doing up here?”
Sarah asked as she walked over to join us, looking back and forth between the two of us with an amused expression on her face that only deepened my confusion about everything that Leo had said to me over the past few minutes.
“And why didn’t you invite me?”
“Because it’s almost midnight,” Leo said with a teasing smile as he glanced down at the watch on his wrist before looking back up at Sarah with an exaggeratedly disapproving expression on his face as she came to stand beside us with her hands on her hips.
“The last time I checked, this wasn’t exactly an appropriate hour for a young lady like yourself to be meeting up with two strange men—or are you not worried about your reputation?”
“I’ve always been a bit of a rebel at heart,” Sarah said with a playful smile as she leaned down and kissed Leo on the cheek before pressing a quick kiss to my forehead as well.
“You know that, Leo.”
“I don’t know how you do it,” Leo replied, shaking his head as Sarah straightened back up and turned to face me with a mischievous expression on her face that made me nervous.
“I mean, seriously, how do you manage to look so perfect, even when you’ve just rolled out of bed?”
“It’s a gift,” Sarah said with a shrug before heading over to sit down on the stairs so that she could start taking off her shoes.
“I guess I must be some sort of magical creature or something.” She winked at me as she said the words before glancing up at Leo and giving him a sly smile.
“But if you tell anyone, I’ll have to kill you.”
“With your army of clones, right?”
Leo joked as he sat down beside Sarah and watched as she changed her shoes before reaching out to take the book from where Leo had tossed it onto the stairs behind us.
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