Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
ProdigalSnake would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Love's Melody

By ProdigalSnake

Drama / Romance

Chapter 1 - Melody In Heaven

"Her heartbeat stopped!" yelled the head surgeon. "Quickly grab the ICD!"

When she woke up she was no longer on the operating table, she was somewhere she didn't know. There was nothing but water and a clear sky. Then she smiled, knowing that she had died.


He walked toward the grand piano, seconds away from having to perform, from having to meet the expectations of his rivals. But the thing he was thinking about was still her, his mind seems to always wonder back to her. He bowed, sat down, and unbuttoned the bottom button of his blue suit. He had to play, he promised her and was going to make sure he tells her how he played when he goes back to visit.

'She'll still be there when I go back, right? She won't leave me, she's strong and she'll beat any illness.'

He had the intentions to start but instead he planted his face in his hands. It hurt too much; it was all too much to bear. First losing his mother then losing the person he loved. It wasn't fair, why him?

'You're looking down again.' Her voice ringed in his head, the voice that always pushed him past his excuses and beyond his limit.

ACHOO!

It was the sneeze that woke him up, that reminded him of who he was playing for. He was playing for his friends, his teacher, his rivals, for everyone. But most important of all…he was playing for her.

He begins, Chopin Ballade No.1 in G Minor Op.23, he pours his entire being into the piano. Letting the sounds express thoughts he couldn't put into words. Memories of her started surfacing in his head and he could feel her presence within him, suddenly he wants his thoughts to reach her. He wants her to know how much he loves her, how much he means to her.

All of a sudden, she's standing there with her violin, playing with him but then she starts disappearing. He starts to push his limit, playing to have her stay. It's like Watari said, he'll do anything for her.

'Don't you dare leave!'

She hears something.

"Is that the piano?" said Kaori as she got up and walked towards the direction in which the sound was coming from. She walked what felt an eternity but not getting any closer to the source.

'When I get back we can argue again.'

"It got louder," said Kaori as she stopped. "Is this…Kousei's piano?"

'I'll bribe you with caneles.'

"This is…Chopin," said Kaori putting her hands over her mouth, tears about to spill out. "It's really you, Kousei."

'I don't mind being Friend A.'

"Kousei?" said Kaori looking up. 'I can hear his voice.'

'Don't leave me behind.'

"I don't want to! I want to live! But it's already too late…," screamed Kaori hoping her voice could reach Kousei when she knew it couldn't.

'No, watch me! I'll give the performance of my life, and then you will be so amazed that you won't be able to leave!'

"Kousei," said Kaori now fully crying. 'How did this happen? I was at peace a second ago and you just had to come and ruin everything. It's all your fault, dumb Kosei!'

'I'M NOT LETTING YOU LEAVE ME!'

'I'll come beat you up after this operation is done and I recover.'

BEEP

"She's alive!"


"BRAVO!"

"ENCORE!"

"ARIMA KOUSEI!"

'Did I reach her?'

'You did.' Hearing her voice, he turns his head and look through the audience looking for her. He heard her but maybe that's just his head playing tricks on him. Then without him realizing he's starting to cry as well.

As he stepped outside he felt his cell phone vibrate within his pocket and took it out to check.

Incoming call…Miyazono Kaori.

Picking it up immediately he heard nothing but crying and his heart dropped, fearing the worst had happened.

"Are you okay Kousei?" asked Tsubaki with a concerned tone, placing a hand on his shoulder.

"It reached her…it really reached her."

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

christylynnr5: This was beyond amazing! Its plot was so unique! It was a beautiful romance story with a mystery twist! I can't believe it ended the way it did!!!! There HAS to be a second book!! This needs to be published and made into a series!

Lauren Sanby: This is an excellent story. Very gripping and keeps your attention throughout. Hoping the author is writing a sequel because I'd love to read more about Rhi and Andreas and find out what else Rhi is able to do with her powers.

SPepper: I had a hard time putting this book down even to go to sleep. The story is compelling and beautifully character driven. I hope author will make this a series.

maewilde25: I am so in love with this story!!! captivated me till the very end, there wasn't a dull moment. Didn't particularly enjoy the lay out and some bits of info was missing along with how a 21 year old man amassed so much wealth that needed to be explained other than that and a few spelling errors, th...

mullikin902: Do not start reading this book unless you have enough time to finish it in one sitting, because you will not be able to put it down! Superlative! Addictive! Deliciously wicked characters you can't get enough of. Impatiently waiting for the sequel!

JONANNA: As an avid reader it is not often I say that about a book. The plot is what was different and the twists where unexpected. This book is defiantly a page turner and enjoyable read. I can't wait to reread this novel after a little editing to finish off the shine on this wonderful novel.

spec4huff: Thank you for creating this world. I am a 6'3" veteran that thinks himself tough. But the piece of literature you have created made me misty eyed on a number of occasions. I want a love like this. Thank you again, I would totally buy this book and hopefully the sequels to this ever enchanting lov...

Alkira Joan: Great story, I found it hard to read especially the dialogue. You just need to fix up some spelling errors and the gramma .I enjoyed this book. was a little hard to get though.,.,..,.,.,,..,.,.,, , , , ,.,, , , , , , , ,., , ,.,,,,,

Marijana1: The melancholy present throughout this story has the power to influence and etch into the minds of the readers, to stay there and refuse to leave even after they have finished reading the story. This is a deep, powerful story, making the readers wonder about everything – about love, about their e...

More Recommendations

Grapes Are Juicy yes!!!: I give this novel FIVE STARS ! This novel is worth reading from the beginning to the end! The plot and conflicts in this story are very smartly integrated. The language facility is a little odd , but i guess this was done on purpose, given the novel's set era. Other than that, this should definit...

maewilde25: I liked this, though it dragged on for over 200pages and heaven knows I did not expect the plot twist in the middle. David being Cristiãn. I was wondering when he would show up and didn't know he was there all along. it looks like there should be a sequel, please let there be a sequel. I know the...

Sandra Estrada: I loved every minute of it and I thank my lucky stars that brought me to the story, it's been a whirlwind of emotions, plot twist after plot twist but I never got tired of them. Abby and Kade's story is a hard one to understand but once you're submerged in their story and love, you can't help but...

263Adder: Okay so I adore this story. I only knocked one star off plot for historical inaccuracies because I'm a bit of a stickler for that. The ending broke my heart though, considering you already changed history couldn't you (SPOILER) change it a bit more and have them together!!!! I want an alternative...

Alex Rushmer: This was not what I expected, but I enjoyed it a lot Malfoy was always one of the characters that I liked a lot, so I like that a lot of this happens between him and Colette. I read the first couple chapters, and I enjoyed your writing style and am excited to see where you take this story. My com...

Katy Rayne: i really enjoyed this book. i have to say i didn't know what to expect, but with every chapter that came something crucial to keep you reading happened. I was disappointed with the ending if this is for another book i will defiantly carry on reading the next book.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.