A Solitary Walk in the Rain (I'll be right back/Curtain Call)


No one knows what it's like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes

No one knows what it's like
To be hated
To be fated
To telling only lies


"...in return you must fulfill the contract on Bren ir'Gadden's life."

Melody scoffed, "Of coarse."

"I will not kill an innocent man!" roared Cronos.

Thora blankly responded, "No one is innocent, no one."

Melody only nodded sadly.


But my dreams
They aren't as empty
As my conscience seems to be

I have hours, only lonely
My love is vengeance
That's never free

No one knows what it's like
To feel these feelings
Like I do
And I blame you


"...until you fulfill your end of the bargain, the remains will not be returned."

A look of surprise crossed Melody's schooled features, "Af-after all these years, all my loyalty, my word is not good enough?"

Xulox started to argue with the man, but Melody knew that it was pointless, words would not change their minds, "X, don't worry about it...I-I'll do this on my own. I'm sure that if I...well even if I don't make it, there would be no reason for them to hold that over your heads anymore."

"Melody..." Xulox understood what was left unsaid. Melody knew that she wasn't prepared for this. This was not how she normally operated, but time seemed to be pressing in and she had every intention of keeping her promise to Cronos.

With a sad smile Melody turned on her heels, "Tell everyone that I have this handled. You'll, you'll have Boril back soon..." without waiting for a reply Melody was out of the bar, walking off into the spires with purpose.


No one bites back as hard
On their anger
None of my pain and woe
Can show through

But my dreams
They aren't as empty
As my conscience seems to be

I have hours, only lonely
My love is vengeance
That's never free


The rain had really picked up since Melody returned from trying to case out the ir'Gadden residence. He was up in Skyway now. Melody knew she should be able to get close enough to make an attempt, but now her chances of escape were gone. This would be the last act before the curtains fell for Melody.


When my fist clenches, crack it open
Before I use it and lose my cool
When I smile, tell me some bad news
Before I laugh and act like a fool

If I swallow anything evil
Put your finger down my throat
If I shiver, please give me a blanket
Keep me warm, let me wear your coat

No one knows what it's like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes


Even as she sat in front of the mirror, fixing her hair to be just right and making sure that she looked every bit the sophisticated high-society woman she so desperately wished she was, the silent tears wouldn't stop. After everything she had seen, after everything that she had done, after everyone she had let down, Melody was waltzing right up to her certain death. "I suppose this is what I get for letting some stupid, stubborn, smelly, unsophisticated dwarf be my friend! Stupid dwarf, why did you have to finally be the one that didn't make it. Weren't we a team!? Who goes off and leaves someone like me all alone with those fools!?"



The sudden lightning flash lights up Melody's tear stained cheeks as she carefully brushes the tears away and steels her heart. Walking to the door her hand automatically goes for the rain cloak and umbrella, but she stops mid way through the motion and just leaves them. Walking out into the driving rain Melody tries to take up a song to keep her focused, but even her song seemed to have abandoned her.

"Where to miss?"

"Skyway please. I have a very important meeting to make..." Melody's deep green eyes have dulled as she mechanically prepares herself for the inevitable.

"Must be some meeting to get you out into this weather."

"I guess you could say I am meeting fate..."

I don't feel a thing
and I stopped remembering
The days are just like moments turned to hours

Mother Used to say
if you want, you'll find a way
Bet mother never danced through fire shower

Walk in the rain, in the rain, in the rain
I walk in the rain, in the rain
Is it right or is it wrong
and is it here that I belong

I don't hear a sound
Silent faces in the ground
The quiet screams, but I refuse to listen

If there is a hell
I'm sure this is how it smells
Wish this were a dream, but no, it isn't

Walk in the rain, in the rain, in the rain
I walk in the rain, in the rain
Am I right or am I wrong
and is it here that I belong

Walk in the rain, in the rain, in the rain
I walk in the rain, in the rain
Why do I feel so alone
For some reason I think of home


Seeing everyone who had come to stop her, Melody was silently glad that they had. Nothing scared Melody more then death, and death is exactly what Melody knew she had been walking towards. It was the price she would pay to keep her promise.

A slight smile tugs on Melody's porcelain features, "Fine, lets see if we can't talk to this Scarface fellow...I really would rather not have to go grave robbing..."
Session: Chapter 27 - Rudderless - Sunday, Oct 02 2011 from 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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"Let's try this your way. We need to know what Grimgore's final orders were. Once we know that, we can go forward from there."

Melody wants to follow the mentioned clues as to what actually happened at Grimgore's folly. Perhaps Bren isn't who he pretends to be...perhaps this isn't so wrong...Let's hope...

PS - So intense that it needed double the number of songs to control!