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The song on his lips

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Sirens, it's not a secret they have a beautiful voice that lured someone to their death with their songs. It's said the descendants of sirens can heal someone with their songs or hurt someone if they sing in rage.

Kim Rook Soo is the descendants of sirens, his voice is beautiful like the sound of the harp and shootings like a bird chirp in the morning. Little Rok soo will sing or humming beautiful and shooting songs when he's happy, and you will hear devastating and soul-shattering songs when he's sad.

But his mother always says not to sing in public, because she fears someone will kidnap little Rok Soo like the previous siren descendants. Humans such a cruel creature, they will kidnap the siren's descendants and make them sings nonstop until they died. Little Rok Soo always listens well to her mother, so he never sings anything in public.

Although he doesn't sing, it never stopped Rok Soo from humming a little tune. When his parents died his voice cracked and along the way, his voice became stiff and indifferent until they sound as cold as snow. And Rok Soo stopped singing.

When he meets Lee Soo Hyuk and Choi Jung Soo for the first time he feels really happy, and without knowing it he let a little humming sound and they became a whole new song. When he realized he was singing and look up he found tears streaming down on Lee Soo Hyuk and Choi Jung Soo's face and they hugged him. And like shy boy Jung Soo always mentioned, he shoves those two.

"What the hell are you two doing?"
"Why are you asking such obvious questions? Of course, we hugged you, right hyung?"
"That's right Jung Soo. If you question why we hug you then don't bother to ask we just feel like it"

And Rok Soo never singing again, not when his two hyung around he fear he will get a bone-crushing hug again.

Right now he is Cale Henituse, the trash of the Henituse household and later known as the hero of the Western and Eastern Continent, the cherishes sworn brother of Alberu Crossman current king of Roan Kingdom. And said hero currently sleeping peacefully in his bedroom in super rock villa, until he hears screams from a chubby little dragon.

"Human!! Human wakes up!!"
"Hmm, five more minutes..."
"The crown prince- I mean the king is calling! He said it's emergency and he also said if you didn't pick up, he makes you a prime minister"

That instantly wakes him up and picked the call, when he saw Alberu frowning face his body stiffens up and he feels today's slacker life saying goodbye to him. So he cut off his usual bullshit and go straight to the point

"Your majesty is there something wrong?"
"Cale, do you happen to know some curse?"
"You mean cursed words? I do know a lot of that"
Alberu hold back his sigh and explained everything that happened in today banquet with an exasperated expression

"So, you are saying one of the nobles send a singer that cursed all of the heroes who attended the banquet? And you, Choi Han, Miss Rosalyn even Mary and Tasha got affected by that?"
"Yes... I already contacted Miss Cage and she said the one who can lift the curse is the caster or someone with the same power as the caster"
"I assume the caster doesn't want to lift the curse right?"
"Yes, she has been cackling madly and says she will also curse you too. And it's really hard to hold back Choi Han from killing her"
".... Alright, I'll be there after I contact Witira. I explain later"
"Alright then Dongsaeng"
With that, the call ended, and he contacted the next person

"Long time no see young master Cale, is there something you need?"
"Witira, can you come to Roan kingdom capital? And I need you to bring some documents"
"Sure, and what documents you need young master Cale?"
Then Cale explained what documents she needs to bring
"Okay, I think I can bring you those documents, see you at the capital"
The call ended and Cale getting ready to go to the capital.
"Raon, let's go to the capital"
"Then, will we meet with the strong Choi Han and the others?"
"Yes, so teleport us there"
"Alright human! I'm curious what kind of curse they get"
'Well I'm not curious at all, I hope it's not some troublesome curse'

He let a long sigh when the light of teleportation magic surround him. When he arrived he greeted with angry Choi Han and the others wear the same expression too, so he instinctively averted his gaze and look at his hyung and he automatically greeted him
"Your Majesty the shining sun-"
"Stop it, I don't have time with your bullshit today"
With that Cale shut up, he then looks around and noticed even Witira is already here with Archie and Paseton. He then cautiously asked

"Hyung, is it that bad?"
"*sigh* you see, because of the curse we can't feel or sense anything anymore, be it temperature or emotion we just like a living corpse"
"Cale-nim will the curse disappear too if we killed her?"
'Why is this punk always saying something so vicious'
"No, there's no guarantee the curse disappear if we kill her"
"So, do you have another solution?"
"Do any of you know or heard about siren and lorelei?"
"I do! I know about that"

The answer comes from excited Paseton, he looks ready to explain everything. And I gestured to him to explain it. With excitement, Paseton explain everything he knows

"Siren were dangerous creatures, who lured humans with their enchanting music and singing voices. It is also said that they can even charm the winds. And as for lorelei, she was a girl with a beautiful voice that can sing siren songs. The song she sings is said can make someone lose their mind or even be cursed, it says it's really hard to break the curse only she can lift the curse or a siren and their descendants."
" That's correct, good job Paseton"
He patted Paseton head
"It's nothing young master Cale, that's just general knowledge in the ocean"
"So, with that knowledge are you saying she is a lorelei?"
"That was the case, your majesty. Witira can you hand over what I ask you?"
"Of course, so that's why you asked for this?"

She handed some parchment and Cale open it without hesitation, read what in it, and handed the parchment back to her
"Shall we go? To hear a rolerei singing?"
"Cale-nim it might be dangerous, you will be cursed too"
Choi Han tries to stop Cale, but then he saw Cale smiled his mischievous smile and he stopped
"Lead the way"
"Understood Cale-nim, this way"

Choi Han hesitantly leads them into another room where they hold the lorelei. In that room, a beautiful maiden with her hand and foot tied on a chair, a gag and blindfold decorate her face. It truly feels like a princess waiting for her knight in shining armor.

"Remove it"

Choi Han remove her gag and blindfold, and when she tried to adjust to the light she hears a cold voice

"Hello there, lorelei"

Her face stiffened up when she heard that and then she looks up only to be greeted by a stoic face and a powerful aura from Cale Henituse. She automatically lowers her face only to be yanked by Choi Han.

"What do you want?"
At least she managed to spit out that
"Nothing much. I heard you want to sing some songs for me, I wanted to hear that"
"What?..." She looked at Cale incredulously
"Cale-nim please don't..." Choi Han said worriedly at Cale Words but Cale dismiss it easily
"So? Will you do it or not?"
She scoffed and then sneered"Ha! Did you want to get cursed so badly? Fine! I will do it and curse you with the cruelest one"

Cale just stared down at her challengingly and walks towards a chair, sit on it, and crossed his legs
"Raon, cast soundproof barrier, Choi Han and the others step out and Witira and Archie I need the two of you to stay here"

They immediately leave the room except for Witira, Archie, and Cale
"Why we need to stay young master Cale?" Archie looked towards Cale confused
"I heard the siren song doesn't affect the Whale Tribe and another oceanic tribe. I need the two of you to become the judge of the song"
"Then why you also send Paseton away?"
"That because Paseton only half-blooded, so he might get affected by the curse, am I right young master Cale?" Witira answered the question while looking towards Cale and smiled benignly, Cale just nodded his head.

"Didn't you want to curse me? Then go on"
She gritted her teeth and wanted to spit out all the cursed words she can muster, but she holds on and starts to sing. She began with a slow tempo, after that a little bit fast and come to slow again, in the end, it becomes high pitched like she desperately wanted to curse on someone.

With every lyric, she sings Cale's expression becomes odd, and his brows furrowed. Witira noticed this and questioning herself 'Did young master Cale became affected by her singing?' But dismissed it after recalled Cale's confidence to hear this song and realized there's no way he was affected by it because the young master that she knows never acts so confidently if he is not sure about something, so she stayed quiet and hear it till the end.

After the end of the song, Cale got up and raises his hand to inform Raon to remove the soundproof barrier, he then walks towards the Lorelei the others immediately walks in when they informed is safe to go in. When Cale about to open his mouth the Lorelei beat him to it.

"Kehehe now, all of your friends, family, and all of you important people will die one by one, and you will the one who got to left behind" she speaks with glee and her eyes sparkled with so much mischief.

All of the people inside the room become angry at her words and seemed ready to crush her on the spot and make her disappear into nothing, but that anger instantly disappeared when they heard a calm and cold voice.
"That curse will never going to happen, I will make sure of that"
She sneered"How arrogant, how are you so sure about that?"
After hearing that Cale smiled "It's not good enough. Your song is not good enough to curse me, you don't even know the meaning of the song"
"What are you talk-"

She stopped talking when she remembered something, a memory surfaced in her mind an old memory when she received the parchment that has this song written on it from the previous Lorelei. That Lorelei said the one who would say our singing is not good enough would be Sirens or their descendants. When she hit by this realization she immediately shouted

"No way... There's no way! You are all dead, even the last one who has the blood of their descendants are dead! We make sure to kill all of them! Then how-"
Cale raised his hand and let out his dominating aura, which makes Lorelei shut up in her rambling.
"Choi Han throw her away, we don't need her anymore"
"Yes, Cale-nim"

With that Choi Han dragged her away to an underground prison while she trashing and shouting at Cale, but Cale didn't pay any attention to her instead he turned to all of the people inside the room and speak towards Raon.

"Raon, transport all of us into the black castle after Choi Han return, it's time to break the curse"
"Alright human!"
After Choi Han returned, they were immediately transported into the black castle.

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When they arrived at the black castle Sheritt and Eruhaben greeted them

"Cale, What happened? Why all of you here? Is there something wrong?" Sheritt immediately bombarded Cale with her questions
"Nothing much, just Choi Han and the others got cursed by a Lorelei"
"What? Isn't that quite serious?!"
"We should search this Lorelei, beat her a little, and make her break the curse"
"Or should we torture her so she would sing? Should I call Beacrox?"
Eruhaben and Sheritt got panicked by the news and they try to search for the solution and Cale just thinking why the people around him so vicious

"Calm down, it's nothing serious"
When the two dragons heard Cale voice they became a little calmer, but just a little
"What do you mean it's nothing serious? Even dragons like us can be cursed by it and we don't know how to break it" Sheritt nearly screech
"Sheritt-nim, Eruhaben-nim I think my dongsaeng have a solution for the curse and know the method to break it without the need of that Lorelei singing"

The two dragons look at Alberu then at Cale and noticed Cale still his usual calm and composed self, which makes the two dragons asked the redhead
"You know how to break the curse?"
"Unlucky bastard, you know how to break the curse?"
Cale just stood there thinking then mumbled to himself
"I think I can do it...." He then looks up
"No, I will do it. First, let's go inside and then we can talk"
All of them hurriedly go into another room and settle down on the couch around the long table. They just stare at each other confused written on their face and then at Cale who sits at the head of the table.

"Dongsaeng how can you break the curse?"
"Who do you think other than Lorelei can break the curse?"
They all knew of the answer to that question
"Young master Cale, like the Lorelei said before all of the siren and their descendants got killed even their last descendants, so how we find any of them?" Witira knew this is true because her father once told her the last descendants of them is killed and now no one ever saw them again.

"That's right young master Cale I heard from my grandfather the human hunted their descendants, make them their slaves, and force them to sing every day until they died" Tasha remembers her grandfather said the descendants of the siren have a cruel fate even crueler than a necromancer. Humans get jealous of their voices and began to hunt them until no one left.

Eruhaben noticed Cale is still silent and he looks contemplating something, Eruhaben frowned
"What are you thinking hard for? Do you happen to know one of their descendants? So you are thinking about revealing them or not?"
"Yes..."
The answer shocked everyone in the room, even Eruhaben who asked the question didn't expect an answer from Cale

"So there's some who still alive?"
Witira was so shocked at this revelation because she believed no one survived and more shocked Cale know of it, even her from the royal family of the whale tribe the one who has a close relationship with them and their descendants not know about this.

"Young master Cale, if you are afraid that descendants will suffer from getting hunted we can protect them, we also won't say anything about it So can you tell us who is this person?"
Rosalyn assured Cale about the safety of their possible savior
"That's right human! This great and mighty Raon Miru will also protect them, so you can tell us about it"
Cale let out a long sigh and looks at everyone in the room one by one before he opened his mouth and pointing at his self
"Me, I'm the descendants of the siren"

The room fell into silence before a loud gasp heard all around the room and all of them looks towards Cale in disbelief, Cale being Cale he just shrugged his shoulder

"So the human will sing?"
Raon fly toward Cale excitedly, he wanted to hear his human sing
"Yes... But, I don't know if my song strong enough to break the curse"
"Why?..."
Choi Han asked Cale cautiously, Cale just stared blankly at Choi Han
"I stopped singing a long time ago, so I'm not sure but I will try"
Choi Han and Alberu look at Cale suspiciously, Cale's fingers tremble slightly. They looked at each other and nodded
'If this bastard singing just brings back his bad records we just need to beat up that Lorelei and make her break the curse'

"Witira and Archie what do you think about her voice?"
"The voice? I think it's good"
"Like Archie said it's good and I also feel the power within the song"
Cale tapped his finger on the armrest
"So just good, not beautiful. Alright then, can you two compare this song and that song, tell me the difference"
"Excuse me?"
Witira seemed confused

Cale then stood up and closed his eyes, this is will be the first time he sings in this world
'It's been a long time, will I be able to do it?'
Cale wondered as he began to open his mouth all of the records he wanted to forget surfaced one by one and flashed in his mind, his mother sing, the car accident, the time when the world turns into chaos, his team leader Lee Soo Hyuk, Choi Jung Soo, and his teammate's voice echoed in his mind they laughter and their last moments all of them surfaced without stopping.

They watched Cale open his mouth and stopped so they glanced at him worried for the red-haired man. Alberu placed his hand gently on Cale's shoulder not wanting to startle Cale but it seems futile as Cale gasp and jerks back, his body tremble and his face full of cold sweat as if he's afraid of something.

"Cale calms down, don't force yourself, if it's hard you don't have to do it"
Alberu patted Cale's head, shoulder, and arm, he then rubs circles on Cale's hand to comfort him. Cale slowly started to calm down, it seems Alberu's hand grounded Cale. He then looks around, he can see all of them look at him worriedly, he then starts to chuckle
'It's laughable that I'm afraid when I have all of them here'

"Hyung, I'm okay now"
"You sure?"
It seems Alberu still don't believe Cale Words
"Young master, please don't force yourself, even if you are okay please don't force yourself "
Comes from the robotic voice in the room
"I'm okay, let's start again"
"Alright if you say so dongsaeng, I will believe you for now"
Cale scoffed internally and closed his eyes again

He opened his mouth slowly and a little tune of humming escaped out his lips when the humming stopped he began to sing. Without realized it their sense turning little by little when the song began and they remembered all of the feelings they have before

[Life is a journey
Feelings of hopelessness
Loneliness, she sweeps them all away
Able graceful
And always keeps her promise]

Choi Han remembered when he was sent here he feels so hopeless and lonely, even after he stays at Harris Village that loneliness is still there, but when he met Cale he never felt any of that again, Cale once promised him to makes sure he never felt that way again and Cale never breaks any promise he made

[Every end has a new beginning
Unexpected things will happen
There will always be a silver lining]

When his mother died Alberu thought he will never felt the warmth of family again, sure he has Tasha, but he still longing for that warmth, he always got jealous of other noble children when they attend the party with their family, but one day a disrespectful bastard barge his way to Alberu life, and now that bastard become his beloved dongsaeng he also considered Alberu is part of his weird family and that said family is a warm place for Alberu to come back

[Times heals all sorrows
Get over, no worries
Because nothing is more precious than love
Noble faithful
She's as pure as the driven snow
Oh dear, heart so sweet]

Mary thinks even though young master Cale looks cold and indifferent Cale always cares about them and the love that radiating from Cale is so warm. That warm also save Mary and healing her scars, she really grateful for what Cale gives to her so she wants to return that feeling too. They say she has pure heart but she can't agree to that, she thinks the one who has that is young master Cale, she always wonders 'how can there's someone like that

[It's her way of life
No doubt about her sincerity
A fragile beauty, one and the only
She's not only gentle but brave
With honest eyes, it's true]

They say young master Cale is a very weak person, but that weak person always stood in the front line, and lead them to victory. His face is so stoic but his strong gaze that tells more than anything always mesmerized Tasha, even if he says he doesn't care his eyes say otherwise, it's really funny when he trying so hard to deny it.

[Lost in the labyrinth
Never know what love means
She's truly a treasure, peace of mind
No fears, no more tears
Set the spirit free and stay alive
Oh dear, heart, so please]

Home, Rosalyn never used that term before until she meets Cale and the others. When she travels with the group or at Super Rock Villa she feels peace and free, the restriction she has when she still a princess makes her suffocated she keep wandering around and she thinks god took pity on her so she gave her a treasure and so-called treasure is the family that loved her, support her and protect her.

Cale voice that mesmerized all of them stopped when he reached the end of the song and he looked around
"Eruhaben-nim how is the curse? How many times should I sing again?"
"...Cale, you sure you are the descendants?'
"... Yes?"
"The curse is completely lifted how can that make sense?"
"What...?"

Witira walked towards Cale and grabbed his shoulder, Cale yelped in surprise
"Young master Cale you are not a siren right? You are just the descendants, right? "
"Of course... "
"Then how can the song be this strong? The one who can break a Lorelei curse with one song just a siren so why?"
"What...? "