Status: You'll die in his hands.

Melody's Melodies

Sky where I'll soon fly

There’s a meeting every week, and two meetings later, Melody starts to share her story. She doesn’t tell all of it, she tells them about her mother passing away, she tells them how it made her feel, but that’s it.

She’s allowed to use the phone today, that's what happens when you cooperate, you get privileges.

Four rings into the call and the ringing stops, she hears breathing.

“Hello?” the voice says.

Melody’s breathing stops and her heart rate speeds up.

“Hello?” it asks again.

She still doesn’t say anything.

“Is anyone there?”

Melody’s eyes are glassy she hears him sigh and then she speaks before he gets the chance to hang up.

“Devin,” she says softly.

“Yes, who is this?”

“It’s- It’s Melody.”

“Melody!” he exclaims. “Oh my god. Melody, god. I miss you so much,” he says in a cheerful tone. "How are you?”

“I’m okay,” she says. “I miss you too.”

“Baby, when are you getting out of there?”

“I don’t know,” she sighs, looking at the floor.

Someone behind Melody taps her shoulder, it’s a red headed guy, and he indicates that he wants to use the phone.

“Devin. I- I have to go,” she says.

“What, already? Well, okay. Call me soon alright?”

“I’ll try.”

“I love you,” he says, his voice hoarse.

“I love you too.”

Then she hangs up and walks back into her room.