Love is No More
Alright so this is the song that Kevin hears. I suggest listening to this before you read the story, but you don't have to. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le2LKKFH9t4 I don't know who the girl is, and I know the volume is kind of low, but this was the only video I could find where they actually sang the song the way that I know it. Most versions said "She loves her love" instead of "I love my love" which is the only way that works with this story. Anyway, I hope you like it! ^^
It had been 3 months since Alice passed away. She had been hit by a careless driver and was pronounced dead on the scene. Kevin Woo, who was her boyfriend at the time of the accident, had been utterly devastated by her death. They had met at the arts college they attended in Seoul. Alice had one of the most beautiful voices that Kevin had ever heard, but that wasn't the only reason why Kevin loved her. Alice was a very kind and considerate person. Kevin respected and admired her very much, and he had been completely head over heels for her.
Kevin and Alice had been going out for about a year. Since they had both been raised in California and were both foreign students, they became close almost immediately, and were practically inseparable. It came as no surprise to anybody when they started dating. Kevin could picture living the rest of his life with Alice. He had already been considering proposing to her after they graduated. Now that she was gone, Kevin felt like half of his heart was gone too.
Kevin spent the next 3 months after Alice's death nver leaving his dorm room, barely eating anything. His room mate and best friend Eli had at first given Kevin some space, rooming with another friend and occasionally checking to make sure that Kevin was eating, even forcing him to do so, often times pulling the "Alice wouldn't want you to starve yourself" card. Howevr, Eli decided that, after 3 months, it was time for Kevin to move on and start going to school again.
"Listen dude," Eli said one day to Kevin who was lying on this bed and staring blankly at the cieling, "I know you're still upset and everything, but it's been 3 months now. I know it hurts but you gotta move on, or at least start attending school again," Eli told Kevin. When Kevin turned to look blankly at Eli with that same dead look in his eyes, Eli added, "You know Alice wouldn't want to see you moping around like this. She would want you to live your life. Listen, I'm really worried about you, man."
Kevin slowly sat up and dropped his feet over the edge of the bed. After a minute he lifted his head to look Eli in the eye. Eli hated how destroyed his room mate looked. It hurt that he couldn't do anything to help his best friend. He just wanted to see Kevin smile again. Eli had to admit, Kevin had a great smile that could light up a room. Kevin's happiness was infectious. If someone had a bad day, it only took a few minutes for Kevin to get them smiling again. So the fact that even after 3 months Eli couldn't get Kevin to smile made Eli feel horrible. His friend had cheered him up countless times, and now when Kevin needed to be cheered up, Eli had no idea what to do.
"I guess you're right," Kevin said in a dead tone. Eli didn't know if Kevin would even be able to sing, but he just wanted to somehow distract his friend from his pain, and if that meant getting him to go back to school then so be it.
"Thanks Kev," Eli said, patting his best friend on the shoulder.
Kevin walked slowly through the halls of the school. A new semester had started a few weeks ago, so at least his classes wouldn't remind him too much of Alice.
as Kevin was walking through the halls, he passed a door that was partially propped open. From inside he heard a piano playing the beginning of a song. The melody was sad and slow, but very beautiful. This must be one of the msic classrooms then, Kevin thought to himself. He was about to continue walking but then he heard a choir of female voices start singing along with the piano in that same sad, slow, beautiful melody.
"She's like the swallow that flies so high." Kevin immediately got a vision of Alice running through a grassy field, her hair flowing behind her in the wind. She was holding her arms out at her side as if she was flying. Kevin could hear her giggling, the beautiful sound bringing a smile to his own lips as she turned around and stretched her hand out to him.
When Kevin snapped out of the memory, he could feel the ever-so-familiar tears pricking the corners of his eyes. Then he heard the choir sing the next line in the song.
"She's like the river that never runs dry." Kevin remembered Alice laughing and kicking her flip-flops off, Kevin doing the same. She grabbed his hand and pulled him into the river's water, enjoying the feeling of the cold water running over her feet and around her legs as their laughter mingled in the trees around them.
Kevin could now feel the tears running down his face as his back hit the wall with a nearly silent thud. He couldn't stop the memories from coming, memories that he had once been so fond of before she left this world. He heard the next line of the song drift out of the room.
"She's like the sunshine on the lee shore." Another memory started to play. Kevin could hear the sound of waves. He opened his eyes to see the bright blue sky above him. He turned his head to the side to see the beautiful girl lying in the sand beside him, her eyes closed and a peaceful smile playing on her lips. Kevin felt a large grin spread across his face as he stared at his girlfriend, amazed that she didn't care about getting sand in her hair. He rolled on his side, wrapping his arms around her and pulling her into a tight hug. She chuckled and turned to snuggle into his chest. She pulled back to rest her forehead against his so she could stare into his eyes. "I love you," Kevin whispered to her. She giggled. "I love you too, Kevin."
Kevin felt his body slide down the wall and collapse to the floor, his tears flowing even more heavily than before. He felt as if his heart was about to explode from all the pain that the memories had brought back. However, it was the next line that destroyed him completely.
"I love my love and love is no more."
Kevin felt a loud sob erupt from his throat he dropped his head into his hands and cried loudly, not caring who heard or saw him. He felt a hand gently touch his shaking shoulder, and he glanced up to see a middle-aged woman standing beside him with a look of concern on her face. He looked over to the door where the song had previously been coming from, and saw a bunch of girls standing there staring at him.
"Excuse me sir, are you alright?" the middle-aged lady asked Kevin. He turned his attention back to her, responding to her question with a question of his own.
"Are you the teacher of the class that was just singing that song?" Kevin asked, pointing at the door where all the girls were standing with one hand and brushing away his tears with the other. The lady glanced at the class and then back to Kevin, slowly nodding her head with a look of confusion. "Do you think I could have the sheet music and lyrics for that song?"
a week later, Kevin stood in front of a gravestone. "Hey Alice," he said, kneeling down in front of the stone and placing a bouquet of flowers at its base. "I miss you," he sighed, "I miss you a lot, but I'm attending classes again," he told the stone, a slight smile playing on his lips. "Alice, I know how much you liked to listen to my voice. Well I prepared this for you. I hope you like it," he said. He then started to sing. "She's like the swallow that flies so high. She's like the river that never runs dry. She's like the sunshine on the lee shore. I love my love and love is no more." Kevin felt the tears once again streaming down his face, but the slight smile was also still in place. "I love you baby, and you'll always have a piece of my heart, but I think it's time for me to move on."
So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed this story! Comments are always loved! Also, I take requests for fanfics, so if you have an idea feel free to let me know! Thanks! ^^
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