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"Which one do you want me to play?" I ask and they all look at each other making me chuckle before playing a song that's really easy. "Okay then, I'll choose. Gage, come here." I say and he runs over before climbing on the bench.
"You teach me?" He asks and I smile.
"Watch my fingers okay?" I ask and he beams with a nod. "I'll have a Blue Christmas without you. I'll be so blue just thinking about you. Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree won't be the same dear, if you're not here with me. And when those blue snowflakes start falling, that's when those blue memories start calling. You'll be doin' all right, with your Christmas of white. But I'll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas. You'll be doin' all right, with your Christmas of white. But I'll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas." I sing softly as Gage giggles and wiggles in his seat.
"Play another one Uncle Sully!" He whines and I nod with a chuckle.
"Okay then, this isn't very Christmassy but it's a favorite of the Delaney's." I shrug and slowly start playing.
"Oh god, I'm going to cry!" Mom says when she realizes what sing I'm playing making me laugh softly.
"Well I've heard there was a secret chord that David played and it pleased the Lord. But you don't really care for music, do you? Well it goes like this: The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift. The baffled king composing Hallelujah." I sing softly while swaying slowly.
"Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah." Sven sings while sitting next to me and putting Gage on his lap.
"Well your faith was strong but you needed proof. You saw her bathing on the roof. Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya. She tied you to her kitchen chair and she broke your throne and she cut your hair. And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah." I sing and smile at him softly before closing my eyes.
"Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah." Sonnet sings sliding in on my other side.
"But baby I've been here before, I've seen this room and I've walked this floor. You know, I used to live alone before I knew ya. And I've seen your flag on the marble arch. And love is not a victory march. It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah." I sing and feel tears building in my eyes for no reason.
"Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah." Sven and Sonnet sing together softly.
"Well there was a time when you let me know. What's really going on below but now you never show that to me do ya. But remember when I moved in you and the holy dove was moving too. And every breath we drew was Hallelujah." I sing and quickly wipe a tear that leaks out.
"Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah." They sing again and I clear my throat softly.
"Maybe there's a God above but all I've ever learned from love was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya. And it's not a cry that you hear at night. It's not somebody who's seen the light. It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah!" I sing and my voice cracks as tears leak down my cheeks.
"Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah." Everyone sings making me smile brightly as my fingers slowly stop moving.
"That. Was. Awesome!" Gage cheers loudly making me chuckle and wipe my tears. "Why are you crying?"
"I don't know that song always gets me emotional." I say with a shrug making him nod.
"I get like that when my toy soldiers die." He says and pats my arm softly making everyone laugh.
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Pleasure Doing BusinessGeneral Fiction
Starved for love, Rowan Vheris and Sullivan Delaney are quickly consumed with each other. With death threats and personal challenges at every corner, they have to rely on each other to survive their relationship. When business turns into pleasure...