Disclaimer: I don't own Beauty And The Beast. I also don't own the song SAY A PRAYER by Memphis which is what the song part is statred by


Belle and her husband sat anxiously by the side of their daughter Melody. She had developed a high fever and it seemed like there was nothing anyone could do to bring it down. She coughed and sputtered and moaned and cried while her parents tried to ease her pain.

Three months before she was born Maurice had passed on. It was a terrible time but they did manage to get by and Melody's birth brought them back to their happiness. Now it looked like Melody was going to die.

The doctor motioned to Belle and Adam. They stepped away to talk to him not wanting to leave Melody's side but knowing what the doctor said may be important. It wasn't fair. She was only six.

"I'm sorry," the doctor said, "Her fever was far too high to bring it down.

Tears filled their eyes as they began to pray.

Say a prayer that change is coming

Say a prayer hope is round the bend

And if you pray that change is coming... oh yeah

Then may what you pray for come true

Belle and Adam both looked up as they heard singing. They knew that voice. They knew that song. It was one Maurice used to sing to Belle when she was young and sick.

Say a prayer that change is coming

Don't give up Belle cause hope is just around the bend

If you keep on a prayin'

Then may what you pray for come true

The color started to return to Melody's face. Her eyes were no longer dull and gray now they were the same bright blue they were when she was healthy and vibrant.

Say a prayer that change is coming

Hope is right around the bend

If you keep on a prayin'

Then may what you pray come true

As a father I know

What my child needs

I won't let you down Belle

I won't let you down my baby girl

I love you so

Say a prayer that change is coming

Say a prayer hope is just around the bend

Say a prayer that hope will be restored

Amen

Amen

Amen

Belle felt her daughter's head.

"Adam I don't think she's as hot anymore," she whispered.

The next night Melody appeared to not have any more fever.

"I don't know how that happened," the doctor said, "she seems to have been recovering"

"She's better," Belle asked heart fluttering with glee.

"Better? Not quite yet but within a day or so I would say she'll be recovered."

Belle and Adam both knew what happened and thanked Maurice for his gift to them.

"If it weren't for you," Belle said, "We wouldn't have Melody. You gave her back to us when we lost her... and then you make everything alright"

"Nonsense," a still small voice said, "I did nothing more then any parent should do. I love you Belle and I promised you I will always be there for you