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Today’s story is a fantasy/action/romance blend. I hope you enjoy it!

And, as previously mentioned, if this story idea inspires you to write something or if you decide to take this idea further, a small acknowledgement would be great!

And so, without further ado, here is “Silent Sonata”:

Silent Sonata tells the story of a mute swordsman, Dalgarno, who is searching for a woman, Euphony, who has the power to heal him (he offered up his voice to the God of Blades in exchange for prowess with the sword so that he could win the heart of his beloved, who still refuted him and married another). 

After meeting Euphony, a court singer, she explains that her tribe once guarded The Well of Wishes, but she ran away from her duty (they were forbidden from using the well, no matter how much disaster befell their tribe), she agrees to travel with him as the master of the court, Warlord Tser, has forcefully tried to marry her against her will.

They travel to the mystical well, pursued by Taer who is intent on claiming it for his own (he will wish for Euphony to love him back). Dalgarno and Euphony gradually fall in love as they travel, and he communicates through song (via a small violin on his back) and she provides the lyrics. 

Along the way, they encounter others, each heading towards the well for their own reasons. 

After reaching the well, Dalgarno is forced to confront Tser while Euphony discovers that her tribe had been destroyed and the well only has enough power for one final wish. Returning to Dalgarno, Euphony is fatally wounded protecting him, while Tser is killed.

Rushing to the well (so that he can use his wish to heal her) she reveals that she wished for his voice to return before passing away. Before he can tell her that he loves her, she dies.

Dalgarno, full of regret and anguish, asks the god of blades (who is revealed to be the creator of the Well, he did it as a test for humanity to see if anyone could be completely selfless with their wishes) to exchange his prowess with the sword and his voice for her life. The God states that both of them made completely selfless wishes, and agrees to the request. 

He only takes Dalgarno’s sword skills, stating that he no longer needs them. Shortly thereafter, Euphony awakens and he properly states his love for her. He throws away his sword and they head off into the sunset, singing a duet about their new journey (love).

Thanks for listening! The next story idea is “Erin”, look forward to it!

And remember, Never Lose Your Stride!

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