Chapter 1 Canorous

Canorous: melodious or resonant

In which Bam meets someone with a melodious voice and made his first long-lasting friend (because Rachel is clearly not)


It was another lonely day in the cave. Bam was sitting silently, waiting for Rachel to come visit him again. But who knows when she will visit again. Her visits have steadily decreased over time. And so Bam was left to just stare at the nothingness while waiting for her. Or at least that was what's supposed to happen today. But it appears fate had a change of mind when a voice rang out in the silent cave.

"Hello…? Is anyone in there?"

Bam snapped his head up, reacting toward the source of the sound which was the entrance of the cave. "Is it Rachel?" he thought. He was quickly proven wrong as something… scratch that, it's someone who fell down with a scream. He went over to check on it and found a girl that roughly looked the same age as him with lavender shade hair dressed in all white from head to toe. Her eyes were closed in pain and she was whimpering, softly rubbing her head as if to get rid of the pain. Bam just stared at her as she did that. But when she opened her eyes and spoke… Bam was lost, captivated. Her eyes had the color of blue-violet and it was so reflective that Bam could see his own reflection down to the detail as he stared into it and felt as if he was seeing himself for what he truly is, baring all the secrets he could ever possibly have. And her voice was smooth with a hint of kindness and worry as she asked Bam "Who are you? Why are you here alone? Are you hurt anywhere?"

When Bam didn't answer and just continued staring at her, albeit with curiosity now; the girl started to panic. She got up and immediately circled Bam, scanning for any possible injuries. When she found none, she sighed in relief and crouched in front of the sitting Bam, looking at him with kindness in her eyes as she softly asked who he was once again. This time, she was rewarded with an answer as Bam meekly answered "I'm the 25th Bam… Who are you?"

The girl let out a serene smile as her blue-violet eyes met with golden ones and answered "My name is Evolet. Evolet Euterpe. But you can call me Eve. It's a pleasure to meet you Bam."

Bam radiated awe as they both stared into each other's eyes. The silence was broken as Evolet asked "What… are you doing in this lonely place alone Bam?"

"I'm waiting for Rachel…"

"She must be important to you if you're saying her name with such emotion."

Bam perked up hearing that and nodded his head excitedly, eyes glimmering when he did so. Evolet chuckled at the sight, a melody to Bam's ears despite not knowing why.

"Then, would you be my friend too Bam?"

Needless to say, that was the happiest Bam's been all day long. Contrary to Rachel, Evolet visited Bam on a near-daily basis; only missing whenever Rachel visits instead. Whenever Evolet visits, she always brings homemade food and other things with her. Bam's world had expanded when he met Evolet. She taught her about many things, books, legends, games, common sense, survival tips, and everything that was basic to others. She even brought him clothes weekly and cut his hair. And while Rachel was puzzled at the new additions and changes in the cave, she never cared enough to ask. Once, Bam had asked Evolet if she knew about the stars. Evolet only gave a melancholic smile before she proceeded to tell Bam about the legend of the Tower and what's on top of the Tower.

"Oh… Do you want to go up the Tower, Eve?" Bam asked curiously

He got a slight shake of her head and a chuckle as an answer. "Why? You don't want anything Eve?"

She got up from her spot in front of Bam and went to sit behind him before she took him in her arms, hugging him tenderly from behind. Silence filled the cave for a while before she answered "You're more than enough Bam. I don't need anything from the Tower. And… Never mind. Can we just stay like this for a while…?"

Sensing that she wouldn't give any more answers than that, Bam just put his hands on top of hers and stayed silent. After a while, Evolet finally let go of him; not knowing how Bam wished they had stayed like that for a while more. Evolet had seemed so far away at the time that Bam unconsciously gripped the sleeves of her dress as she was about to leave. It was only a simple sentence, muttered softly in the dark. But it did its job well, making Evolet hesitant to leave Bam.

"Don't leave Eve…"

Evolet made the mistake of turning around, and by the time she saw Bam's full force puppy eyes. It didn't even take 3 seconds for Evolet to admit defeat. In the end, she sighed exasperatedly and sat against a wall. Bam looked at her quizzically. Nothing mattered anymore once Evolet started to sing though.

Loo-li, loo-li, loo-li, lai-lay
Loo-li, loo-li, loo-li lai-lay
Lay down your head and I'll sing you a lullaby

Evolet patted her lap, motioning for Bam to come and lay down his head. Bam happily complied. Evolet let out a smile as she covered Bam with a blanket she had brought a while back.

Back to the years of loo-li lai-lay
And I'll sing you to sleep and I'll sing you tomorrow

As Evolet kept running her hands through Bam's fluffy hair, he felt like he was drifting and peaceful… safe.

Bless you with love for the road that you go
May you sail far to the far fields of fortune
With diamonds and pearls at your head and your feet
And may you need never to banish misfortune
May you find kindness in all that you meet

As Bam was steadily becoming drowsier, he didn't even seem to register that an aurora had appeared inside the cave, its light illuminating the dark cave gently.

May there always be angels to watch over you
To guide you each step of the way
To guard you and keep you safe from all harm
Loo-li, loo-li, lai-lay
May you bring love and may you bring happiness
Be loved in return to the end of your days
Now fall off to sleep, I'm not meaning to keep you

No one noticed how Evolet was adorning a melancholic regretful look on her face.

I'll just sit for a while and sing loo-li, lai-lay
May there always be angels to watch over you
To guide you each step of the way
To guard you and keep you safe from all harm
Loo-li, loo-li, lai-lay, loo-li, loo-li, lai-lay
Loo-li, loo-li, loo-li, lai-lay
Loo-li, loo-li, loo-li lai-lay
Loo-li, loo-li, loo-li lai-lay
Loo-li, loo-li, loo-li lai-lay
Loo-li, lai-lay

Evolet was staring at Bam with a tender gaze, yet a hidden remorsefulness was present in her gaze. She truly didn't want to leave. But she knew it was going to happen soon. That girl… Rachel was going to the Tower and she was planning to leave Bam. Bam will chase her and Evolet would undoubtedly follow Bam. But if she goes into the Tower, that person will be aware of her presence. She won't be able to stay by Bam's side. It was bound to happen sooner or later. The promise would have to be fulfilled, the cost being she had to leave the side of the boy she's grown extremely fond of. She leaned down a bit to touch Bam's forehead with hers.

"Sweet dreams Bam. I'll still be here tomorrow. I'll stay for as long as I can before the inevitable happens…"


A/N

Yeeeee. I've finally published a fanfic :3 I've already read ToG in the past as a kid. Couldn't really understand it so I dropped it after a while at the time :v But then the anime adaptation came… I fell in love with Khun :v So I picked up the manhwa and read it all over again. Now I'm hooked enough to write a fanfic about it. Typically never publish em but… I felt that there wasn't enough ToG fanfics around so I decided to contribute a bit. I'm not a native speaker so there might be some grammar mistakes here and there, but I hope you enjoy it :D This is a [KhunxOCxBam] fanfic. Updates will come weekly on Sundays (with the exception of this first chapter ofc :p). It's also cross-posted on ao3 so feel free to check it out if you're more comfy there. My username there is Fois_D_Ciel (you can also find me on Wattpad under the same username as the ao3 one)