Our Secret Melody

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Lyric: Fourteen

MelRose POV:

In these short few days, Samantha was still not speaking to me. She was still upset but I don’t understand why she was holding such a grudge against me. My parents caught notice of Sam’s behavior but whenever they would try to speak to her she would give them the cold shoulder. I didn’t think Sam would get this angry, but I feel like nothing I say is gonna make things any better. Also, I feel a bit guilty for how I spoke to Kai last time on the phone, so I figured if I’m going to start working where he’s at. I should make the effort in getting along with him at least...

“Mel sweetie, are you okay?”

My mother asked me as she came into my room. I was already cleaning up my side of the bedroom and reorganizing some of my stuff.

I’ve been already secretly packing my luggage as well as a few boxes that I’m going to have to send to Korea. Within these last days, Jin has been keeping me updated on when I’ll be receiving a call from the company. He also mentioned that manager Sang wasn’t all too happy that Jin chose me, but I’ma try extra hard to prove to him that I could be a good makeup artist! But now it’s only a matter of time to tell my parents...

“Yeah, I’m fine... I just have a lot of things on my mind right now- Oh! Give me a second...”

I cut my words short once heard my phone ringing in my pocket! As I went to answer it, it was the call I’ve been waiting for. Looking over at my mother she gave me a sorrowful smile as she overheard the conversation I was having...

I knew I was getting the job, but actually hearing it from the company themselves made it so much more real. Of course, I was very happy to hear the news! But at the same time, I was also sad because I knew my mother and sister didn’t want me to go. Though, unlike Sam, my mother is more understanding as to why I’m doing this. So as I finished up my call, my mother immediately came up to me and hugged me dearly...

“Mom...”

I called out to her as I felt like crying...

“I want you to do your best out there... okay.”

With my mother’s voice trembling, I knew she was already crying. So I embraced her with a tearful smile on my face.

“I will...”

I choked out my words as I sniffled...

“I feel like this is happening all too fast, but I’m very proud of you. Your father should be coming in a few hours, so I should start getting dinner ready. After dinner, you could tell him the wonderful news.”

She said as we parted ways, she then began to leave my room as I went back into putting away my things. But while I was doing that, I received an email with the full details of my departure and what I should and should not bring when it comes to my paperwork of moving to Korea. I was getting a bit excited as I went over my contract, I’m gonna have my own apartment and transportation when I’m at the company. Oh! I should text Kai that I’ll be coming back next week!

“Hey Kai! I just got my contract and I’ll be back in Korea soon!”

As I pressed send, I realized that Kai and I have been texting a lot more frequently. It’s been usually simple text messages like ‘hey’ or ‘how was your day’ and stuff. I don’t know how it started to become so normal talking to one another? He would tell me how busy his day was, but he will always take the time to still text me which I would find very sweet of him- wait! What am I saying?! No...no! Kai is just trying to be nice to me after that incident that happened a few weeks back, that’s all. And now that we’re sorta working together, we need to get along. So, of course, he’s being friendly with me, as I thought that. My phone went off again and I received a text back from Kai! Quickly opening it, I didn’t notice how much I was smiling!

“Yeah I heard from Jin, I didn’t know you two were keeping in touch also. Wish you would have told me and No! I’m not jealous, I just would have liked to know. But I’m somewhat glad your coming, you did say this was your dream. So do your best, and don’t come crying to me if it becomes too stressful- you know what, I think that sounded a bit mean. You can still talk to me about your problems, but no crying! I’ll see you soon, Rose. Be safe when coming back, and don’t worry about your necklace. I’m taking care of it as promised.”

He can be so passive-aggressive when he speaks like this, but I can’t help but find it cute. Oh! There I go again! Melissa, stop thinking like that! He’s just being nice and nothing more. Putting my phone in my pocket, I went back into packing my things until I was finished. I’m so glad I decided to pack beforehand because I don’t have to worry about rushing. Heading towards my jewelry box, I opened it and took out my key necklace. I need to remember about taking it this time, but I don’t wanna risk losing in any of my boxes when they get shipped out. So I’ll just wear it until I land in Korea. So as I placed the necklace around my neck, I looked at the vanity in front of me and stared at my reflection. While placing my fingers on the key, I smiled at the thought that Kai was wearing my other necklace. It’s almost as if we’re a couple- eww! I’m doing it again-

“What are you smiling at?”

I heard Samantha’s voice coming up from behind me. I didn’t even hear her come into the room! Things are still awkward between us, so I think it’s best if I just avoid her...

“Huh!? Oh, it’s nothing...”

I said to her as I set my jewelry box away. Ready to leave the room, I was about to head to the kitchen and ask my mother if she needed any help making dinner. But I was stunned when I felt Sam grab my hand so suddenly!

“Mom...she...she told me that you got the job. And...I... just wanna say I’m sorry. I know I’ve been a bitch to you these last few days. But It’s because I was jealous of you...you’re going to Korea...and your gonna work with my favorite Idols. So- ”

“It’s okay, Sam...I’m sorry too. I said some things I shouldn’t have said either. But you have nothing to worry about, and honestly...there’s nothing to be jealous of. I’m only gonna work there, it’s not like I’m gonna see your precious Kai everyday. In fact... I think I’ll be too busy to even see him.”

I explained to her as I squeezed her hand back. She then approached me and rested her head on my chest. Wrapping my arms around her, felt her shoulders shaking, she was crying and I knew she felt guilty about how she’s been acting. But if anyone should be feeling guilty, it’s me...

I had to lie to my parents and tell them that I will only be doing makeup on models in this Entertainment business. But I had to also mention to them that the company just so happens to work with ExEx Idol. My Dad was a bit apprehensive about it, but he only agreed because he thought I wasn’t gonna have anything to do with that group. I also had to tell the same lie to Sam...if she knew I was going to do Jin’s makeup and possibly see Kai as well...I’m scared of what she might say or do. But I was curious about something when Sam and I were fighting last time, she mentioned that Kai is the only reason why she smiles. I wonder why?

“Hey, Sam...do you like Kai that much?”

“Yeah of course I do.... he’s my world. He makes me happy. Whenever I’m sad or just having a bad day, I love hearing him sing. Even when he tries to speak English he sounds so cute and I can’t help but laugh and get butterflies in my stomach when I see him on the screen. Even on the day when you took us to the concert, I fell in love with him even more...”

As she began to speak her feelings, I could see her sweet tender smile as she pulled away from me to look at her phone screen that had a picture of Kai on it. The truth in her words was clear with how she spoke, she truly likes him. Even though she’s never met him in person, she’s so open about her feelings...

Feeling my phone go off again, I pulled it out and saw that it was a text message from Kai again! Quickly turning myself around, I read it as fast I could. The last thing I want is Sam to know that Kai is contacting me! I feel like all hell will break loose if she found out! But what does Kai want now?

“Hey, I forgot to mention this before but, did you want your scarf back? Because I tried washing it the other day but it got ruined once I took it out of the dryer, I’m sorry about that. I was never good at washing clothes, I’ll buy you a new one next time, just let me know-”

“Who’s that?”

Sam quickly asked as she looked over my shoulder! Immediately turning off my phone I shoved it back in my pocket and tried to act as casually as I could!

“N...No one! No one at all...it was just spam!” I said to her in a panic as I avoided eye contact with her.

“Oh, I get that a lot. It’s annoying...but anyways. I just wanted to apologize as I said before, and umm...I know this is gonna sound rude when I ask this but, I don’t know how else to word it...but do you think, you can stay away and avoid talking to Kai. I know that sounds mean... but I just, can’t picture him talking to any girl right now. So please.... promise me you’ll stay away from him.”

As she spoke, I felt a bit of a painful tug on my heart when I heard Sam asked that of me...

I knew there was no way for me to keep that promise, Kai and I already went through something crazy when we first met each other and even said some awful thing’s to one another. And I still feel like I should apologize to him, but since we’re on good terms now. How can I suddenly just start ignoring him? It just doesn’t seem like the right thing to do. Sam is still in that obsessive fan stage and I hope she gets over it. I hate having to lie, but sometimes...I feel like it’s better to not tell the truth...

“Okay...I won’t go near him, I promise.”

As I said that to her, she quickly smiled and her worried expression went away. This is the only way to have her be happy, Kai to her is someone precious and I don’t think she’ll be able to fathom anyone taking him away from her. It’s kinda scary when I think about that, but I’ll be praying she moves on from this possessive feeling she has towards him.

Once our Father finally came home, I waited after dinner to tell him the big news! All my mother could do was cry again as my sister held a bittersweet smile on her face. My Dad was proud that I got the job and he helped me with the paperwork I needed to get settled in Korea. Though I made sure to spend every minute of the day with my family. So I stopped texting Kai in these last few days while I was in America because I knew it was gonna be a while until I come back here. Though I made sure to keep in touch with Jin about my moving situation since he is the reason why I got the job. I owe him a lot!

*

“Okay, your suitcases are all boarded on the plane and you got your passport and new I.D. Make sure you call us once a week but keep in touch when you’re texting us. Let me know if anything happens, I’ll come straight to you right away. Make sure you eat your three meals a day, don’t walk alone at night in the city...”

As my Dad began to go over everything with me, it finally hit me that I’m moving today. My mother has done nothing but cry this past week and even my little sister ended up joining her in being cry babies. I was trying so hard to hold back my tears, so I had to be strong and look calm. Even though deep down I was a little scared of this new journey I was getting myself into. So the moment I heard my flight being called, I gave my family one last big hug before I boarded...

“I’ll be back soon, okay...I love you guys.”

As I said those words, I heard my Dad beginning to sniffle. He may be stern with me, but I know it’s because he cares about me. I could never thank him enough for taking care of me. So as I parted ways with them, I was about ready to board the flight. However, my mother stopped me from going anywhere as she stuck her hand out in front of me. Confused at what she was doing, she pointed at the key necklace I was still wearing!

“What?”

I asked her while grabbing my key necklace.

“You’re not taking that with you, what if you lose it. Here, give it to me. I’ll keep it safe for you when you come back.”

She said as she began to take the necklace off of me! She didn’t even give me a chance to speak as she put it away in her pocket! I was annoyed that she did that, but I understand why she didn’t want me to take it. It was an expensive gift after all. I’m sure she’ll be angry with me if I did lose it, but I was hoping to bring it with me so I could unlock the heart locket that Kai is still wearing. I hope he doesn’t get upset with me...in fact, I think he’s already annoyed that I haven’t been texting him back this past week...

“Ugh...fine. I need to get going now, okay. I’ll text you when I land.”

As I began to line up to board my flight, Sam quickly rushed towards me and gave me a quick peck on the cheek before whispering something in my ear!

“Don’t forget the promise...”

I then gave her a troublesome nod as I started to board the plane. Finally taking a seat, I hurried and texted Jin that I was on the flight to Korea already. Turning off my phone, I stared out the window and looked at the beautiful sunrise. The warm tears on my face began to fall as I couldn’t hold back my emotions any longer. All my life I lived with my family, but now I’m leaving to a completely different country away from them. I wasn’t sure how long I cried because I ended falling asleep for a bit. But after waking up from my nap, I was glad I was no longer shedding tears. Staring back at the window, I saw that the plane was already in the air. The soft clouds mixed well in the light blue sky, I guess I’ve been asleep for a few hours...

It’s gonna be a long flight, so I decided to turn on the tablet that was connected to the back of the chairs in front of me and decided to turn on the news. Of course, the Korean news channels pop’s up and I see what’s been going on in the city of Seoul. Nothing brought my attention until I saw a headline about ExEx Idol!

Apparently, there’s a rumor about Kai having a girlfriend?! I didn’t know about that! But then again, I don’t keep updated on reading tabloids or magazines of what’s going on with Kai’s life. But I wonder if it’s true? Does Kai really have a girlfriend already? Maybe it’s that girl name Lily? He did seem surprised when I brought up that name last time. And even when he kissed me back in America, he called out her name. She must be someone very important to him, Lily...
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