shi wu ; musically inclined
People had always judged her because she was blind.
Wandering through the streets with her cane, she heard the hushed whispers of strangers avoiding her presence, and forgetting her footsteps. It wasn't a big deal though, she had been blind ever since she was 6 years old, and eventually she grew up to get used to it. Her parents had been aghast at the time, because Shaela was the only child they had, and they had already embedded all their hopes and dreams into her, only to find out she couldn't fulfill them.
This left Shaela's parents with a sort of empty feeling in their hollow chests. They felt like living didn't have a direction anymore, and the wisps of wind that blew past them didn't tell them any more secrets. Silently, they plotted to get rid of Shaela, so that they could leave this world feeling free and blissful; because they wouldn't have left a blind child behind, lost on her own. Sadly, their plan was foiled approximately 3 hours and 25 minutes before it went into play because a fellow neighbor had reported them to the police for suspicious activity. After the police acquired a search and seizure warrant, they found notebooks that were dug up from trees, detailing how Shaela's parents would get rid of her. Within a split second, they were locked up, and Shaela was sent to one of the state homes. There, she found her passion.
It was like American boys and football, she had found her calling early on. When she had accidentally walked in on a piano lesson, the teacher scolded her, but then nicely asked Shaela if she wanted to try. Eagerness pooled into her eyes, and she ripped her gaze from the teacher and practically ran across the room, searching for the piano. She hugged it as if it were her best friend, and casually and slowly exposed the keys. The first time her fingers grazed over those white and black keys was the beginning of a spark in her life. Feeling around the piano, she discovered a bench, and sat herself down. Placing her fingers awkwardly on the keys, she hummed, knowing this was where she would be most of her life.
From then on, she's always been a musically inclined person; nothing would be able to touch her if she was playing her piano. Playing away as if nothing was wrong, forgetting everything in the world for a few minutes or hours, lost in her own world.
One day, a deaf boy was brought into the state home. Shaela was 14 and the boy was 14 as well. She had nervously introduced herself to him, before the superintendent said in a hushed voice that he couldn't hear. Shaela was humiliated, and silently stepped out of the room. Later, the boy had found her again, and she used her minimal sign language skills to talk to him and he would respond by writing his answer on her palm. Finally, when it was time for her piano lessons, she told him by mimicking her hands on a piano, and started to walk away before his hand reached out to grab her arm.
When Shaela turned around, he was frantically spelling out on her hand, "Let me come." Nodding slowly, Shaela gestured towards the room, and started walking again, hearing his footsteps next to her and smiling.
When they had gotten there, she motioned for him to stand somewhere else, and she had started to play. An hour later, the teacher got up and applauded, telling her it was magnificent as always and left to eat dinner. Waving her hand over her head, Shaela tried to motion the boy over. When he came, he touched her palm with his lean hand, and sat down on the bench besides her.
Shaela grinned, she was determined to show him the power of music. Standing up, she pulled him over to the other side of the piano, placing his palms on the top of the piano, where the music flowed out. "Stay," she signaled, and then went back to the piano bench. Grinning, she began playing "Fantasy Imprompu" by Chopin, letting her fingers take over and losing herself to the rhythmic flow of the music. After it was done, there was no reaction from the boy and so she stood up and attempted to find him. When her hand bumped into his shoulder, she searched for his palm which was still on the piano.
"Did you like it?" She spelled out, grinning ear to ear. "Yeah, very much. Thank you," He replied, smiling as well, though he knew she couldn't see it.
"Will you play for me everyday?" He wrote, a hopeful expression filling his face.
"Yes." She replied enthusiastically, knowing this would be the beginning of a very loyal relationship.
//+ gosh i really liked that idea. i wish i could make it longer, maybe i'll write a story out of it someday.. i hope you liked it :D comments are always loved o/
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