Melody's face went almost completely red as soon as she realized she was being kissed. And then afterward there was just the awkward silence where she was fumbling for something to say, something to do. Any thought processes she had crashed and burned and she was attempting to reconstruct them, which was incredibly difficult to do with him sitting right there beside her and looking at her expectantly. "I... I'm sorry... I need... A moment...." she stammered before standing and hurrying out of the cellar.
She couldn't go to Mom. Mom had her mind in other places. Dad and Pent were out in there doing something that was scaring the daylights out of them all. And after considering all of her other options, Melody ventured out to the place where her mother's beloved grandfather was staying. He knew Espera's father, and he adored both her and her mother. This man had to have some form of good advice, with so many years of wisdom he had gained. So as she entered quietly and meekly almost, she said "Grandfather?" The nickname sounded better than Great-Grandfather or anything like that.