From the Story Arc: The Fading Flame: Meanwhile

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(posted Sunday, April 29, 2007)

It was music Bella came back to. Always music. She had never, ever been able to pray unless she could somehow put the prayer into a song. So here, as ever, alone on the rooftop of the CCCP building in KR, she looked up at the stars, and searched her heart and her memory for something that would say, beg, plead for what she needed. What they needed. Other than somehow, by some miracle, getting the Murdock clan back.

Finally, she found it, and in a voice husky with tears, she sent out her heart and hoped Something would hear.

God on high
Hear my plea
Give him peace
That You granted to me.

He's alone
He's in pain
Shattered heart
Torn apart.
Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home.

The friend that once supported me
And now his world has come undone--
I see hopes die
One by one
How soon they fly
On and on
I cannot help
And they are gone.

Bring him peace
Heal his soul
Heal his heart
Somehow please make him whole.

You can take
You can give
Let him be
Let him live
If I die, let me die
Let him live
Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home.

*"Bring Him Home" new lyrics by Mercedes Lackey, from Les Miserables