Emiko's Melody: Melodies of Life


..Alone for a while I've been searching through the dark... For traces of the love you left inside my lonely heart

To weave by picking up the pieces that remain... Melodies of life--love's lost refrain..

..Our paths they did cross, though I cannot say just why... We met, we laughed, we held on fast, and then we said

goodbye... And who'll hear the echoes of stories never told? Let them ring out loud till they unfold... In my dearest

memories, I see you reaching out to me... Though you're gone, I still believe that you can call out my name..

..A voice from the past, joining yours and mine... Adding up the layers of harmony... And so it goes, on

and on Melodies of life, to the sky beyond the flying birds--forever and beyond..


My mind is blank, my heart is heavy and my feet walk in its own. I don't know where I am heading to. All I know is that I just want to be alone.

My feet suddenly stopped. "Hey, what did you stop?" I wondered. The wind blew the answer to me. I was frozen. This place. It's one of our favourite places. In this park, we always sat on that wooden bench. The laughter, the sweetness and the closeness we had, it's all coming back to me.

"You must be calling me? Do you miss me, Benchi-san?" I asked the wooden bench as I patted its head. I may look stupid, right? First, I talked to my feet and now to this wooden bench. But, I couldn't help it. I'm so lonely. I need someone to talk to. You can't blame me, right?

Sitting in this bench and watching my legs swing gently make me sadder. I can feel the loneliness, the pains and the regrets in my heart. Those feelings set my tears in motion again.

Cry and cry, how long would I cry?

The sky seem spoke to me. I looked up at him as the tears fall quietly in my cheeks. Flock of birds were flying happily in the sky. I got jealous. I wish I was a bird that could fly freely. It must be great to become a bird. I can fly and go anywhere I want, and I can do anything I want. Thinking about that and watching the birds fly makes me happy.

Thank you... Thank you for making smile

But, tears tuned its sadness again. Someone is playing our song. It's the Epona no Uta. We used to sing it to each other. But now... Can we still sing it?

Yoji, please hear my song and let my love reach your heart.

"Yoji, Yoji, growing up with me... When I'm with you, I can't be lonely. Therefore, Yoji, you are here growing up safely. I started to think it was cold at the dawn of that day. The moon had sunk, and with the sun you were born. Yoji, Yoji, growing up with me when I'm with you, I can't be sad. Therefore, Yoji, you are here listening to my song. I started to think it was cold. Right at that time for your sake I'm making this song Hmm... Hmm... When I'm with you, I can't be sad Hmm... Hmm... Never ever forget this song... This song..."

Tears overflowed. I can't stop it. I can't stop my tears. My sadness is overflowing. Our memories flowed with it. My mind pictures our memories and my heart keeps shouting your name. "Yoji... Please come back to me...!" my heart cried out.

...

"But, oto-san...!" I butted to my father who's against to our relationship.

"You can't go out with that guy, Emiko! And if you still insist, I will leave this family," my father threatened me.

"No. No, no... You can't..." My mother's voice trembles after hearing those words from my father. "Emiko... Please stop seeing that guy... Please... Just listen to your father," she pleaded.

"But, oka-san... I love, Yoji..." I cried as the umbrage to my parents formed in my heart.

She grabbed my shoulders. Her hands were heartless. "Just listen to your father, Emiko! Don't let this family be ruin by that guy!"

"But why?! Why are you so against it, Oto-san? Why...?" I cried out.

But, my father didn't give me an answer and my mom keep on begging to me as she cries. Why is it? Oka-san, why is Oto-san so against it? But she won't give me an answer too.

What is it? Why won't they tell me? I love, Yoji. I want to fight my love for him. But... I don't want this family to fall apart. I don't want father to leave us. I don't want my mother to get hurt. But... I don't want to leave Yoji. I always wanted to be with him.

What should I do...?

...

Walking in this lovely road with him, I feel sorry for this happy environment. I'm sorry... I'm here to bring out sadness.

"Emiko-chan, look!" his smile called out. "Emiko...?"

He must notice it, the tears that my eyes shed and how my eyes were blinded by my hair.

"Yoji... Sorry..."

"What?"

"Yoji, the truth is... I'm in love with someone else!" I lied. I don't like this. I don't want to say this. I don't want to hurt him. But, this is the only thing I can do to make him go away.

"It's a lie," he disbelieved.

"Face it... It's the truth..."

"But, why?"

"I told you, I'm in love with someone else. We've been together for 3 years. You can't blame me if I got bored," I lied again. My heart is twitching as I release those words. I don't like this. I'm hurting him and myself.

I tried to look at his eyes and they stabbed my heart. I can seeit, the deep pains and angers your feeling now. I'm sorry... Sorry, Yoji... Please forgive me...

You turned around without saying anything. Are you saying goodbye to me? No... Please don't...! I want to stop you and tell you the truth! The truth is that I really love you, Yoji! I always wanted to be with you! I never get bored whenever I'm with you! I'm always happy with you! I want to be with you forever, Yoji!

I want to fight my love for you

But, my courage was eaten by my father's threat

I'm sorry for my weaknesses

...

"Emiko, Emiko..." I heard someone called my name. I turned around and search for that voice.

"Growing up with me... When I'm with you, I can't be lonely. Therefore, Emiko, you are here growing up safely. I started to think it was cold at the dawn of that day. The moon had sunk, and with the sun you were born..." my heart beats so loud. Could it be him? He's singing our song. He knows my name. Could it be you, Yoji?

I keep on searching for that voice. The voice is coming from that tree. "Emiko, Emiko, growing up with me when I'm with you, I can't be sad. Therefore, Emiko, you are here listening to my song. I started to think it was cold. Right at that time for your sake I'm making this song"

It's Yoji! I know it's him. It is his voice. "Hmm... Hmm... When I'm with you, I can't be sad Hmm... Hmm... Never ever forget this song... This song..."

My knees weakened with joy. He's singing our song. I'm so happy. I can still feel his love. Yoji, I love you... Please, hear what my heart says.

"Emiko," he spoke out. Could it be that he knows that I'm just behind this tree? Oh no, what should I do? If we saw each other again, we won't let go of each other again. Yoji, not now... I still don't want my family to fall apart.

"Emiko, I know that those words were nothing but lies. I have faith in you. I'll wait for you, Emiko..."

"Yoji... I'm sorry... I can't fight our love... I'm sorry..."

"Don't say sorry. I understand... Emiko, once you turned eighteen, I will get you, marry you and be with you forever... I promise that."

"Yoji, thank you... I really love you, Yoji."

"I love you too, Emiko..."

Two years to wait and I can be with him again


..So far and away, see the bird as it flies by... Gliding through the shadows of the clouds up in the sky

I've laid my memories and dreams upon those wings... Leave them now and see what tomorrow brings..

..In your dearest memories, do you remember loving me?

Was it fate that brought us close and now leaves me behind?..

..A voice from the past, joining yours and mine.. Adding up the layers of harmony and so it goes, on and on

Melodies of life, to the sky beyond the flying birds--forever and beyond..

..If I should leave this lonely world behind, your voice will still remember our melody... Now I know we'll carry on...

Melodies of life... Come circle round and grow deep in our hearts as long as we remember..


Author's note:

It's been awhile. How long has it been? I've been busy with my life that's why I stop making stories. And... Awww, my English must be awful (T.T) Please, bear with it. I haven't improved I guess. Your criticisms about my story are all accepted and your reviews will be a great help. So please R&R.