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Chapter 9 – Jun Xiong

Mara indulged in his warmth as she held on to him. His arms were strong and protective – the very shelter she desperately longed for against the cold world. After a long while, she stopped crying. She observed her saviour. He had the most captivating face she had ever seen in a man. His features were refined and gentle. His eyes were of sweet hazel colour, which was akin to hers. As he smiled, Mara felt as if the whole world had brightened up with hope.

“I am sorry.” She whispered, feeling shy under his gaze.

“May I send you back?” He asked. She nodded meekly.

On their way to the hotel, they were very quiet. Mara was timid to know more about him. It was the first time her heart fluttered when looking at a man. She did not know how to react to this new feeling.

“Hmm… I guess I’ll see you around. Take care.” He broke the silence as the hotel lobby came into view.

“No. Please don’t go off so soon.” Mara said suddenly. Her face blushed.

He smiled. “You don’t have to be afraid anymore. You’ll be safe.”

“Uhmm… I… I just wanted to know your name.” Mara felt her breathing paused as she waited.

“My name? Well… You can call me Jun Xiong.” What?”! She was taken aback. Jun Xiong looked like a Caucasian more than a Chinese.

He laughed. Even his laughter sounded melodious to Mara. She smiled her first genuine smile since her mother moved to heaven.

“My dad’s a Chinese while my mum is French. Everyone says I look like my mum more than my dad.” Jun Xiong explained after he stopped laughing.

“I see.” Mara waited for him to ask for her name.

Her wait was not long. “So, how do I address you?”

“I’m Mara.” She hoped he’ll remember her name always.

“It was nice meeting you, Mara. It’s rather late now. I think I’d better get going.”

“Ok. Goodbye.” She had no other choice. He did not seem to need her as much as she needed his company.

Why does everyone leave me? Mara's heart was crying as she entered the hotel grounds.

Submitted: April 01, 2009

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I liked it. Sorry this is short it's 6:21 in the a.m. so yeah I got to go. Let me know when you update.

Wed, April 1st, 2009 10:18am


Wow! Thanks for reading even at this hour. I am so touched. Thanks! I'll NOT forget to update u.

Wed, April 1st, 2009 8:45am

Midnight Rose

Wow! This is so sad! I hope Mara finds true love, someone to give her warmth and affection1 She is so lonely!! *sniff, sniff* *Smiles* M

Wed, April 1st, 2009 11:25am


Yupz... Don't worry. I'm not so cruel. She'll not be lonely for long. =D

Wed, April 1st, 2009 8:43am


:( poor Mara, btw how do you pronouce Jun Xiong because I have no idea. Update soon :)

Wed, April 1st, 2009 12:05pm


Wow.. This is tough for me to write out as that's the exact Chinese pronunciation written. Let me see.. hmm... Jun is not as in June but pronounced like Qun. Xiong is just xiong. Haha.. sorry. I can't really type out the pronunciation. But just to let you know, Jun means handsome & Xiong means Hero. ^.^

Wed, April 1st, 2009 8:43am


Well at least she has someone now!


Wed, April 1st, 2009 12:44pm


Yes... So not all hope is gone. ^.^

Wed, April 1st, 2009 8:33am

yuu shindemura

very sweet! hehe keep it posted for me, ok? i mean, i'd be leaving off around a week or two, just some vacation.

in the phils, the spring break of 2months is april to around 1st week of june. thus um, yeah, we'd be off to vacation of about two weeks.

don't worry i'll miss you---your writings too!XD hehe lolz, so please please please keep me updated, Jiahui-chan! ^.^

anywayz, this story is really a 15/10 rating!XD

Wed, April 1st, 2009 1:00pm


Thanks Yuu! I am SOOOOO FLATTERED! You're so kind!!!! Your rating means so so so so... so much to me. ^.^ Have a fun trip ya?! =D

Wed, April 1st, 2009 8:31am

crystal aqua

aww... this is so sweet!! i love this. and he sounds kinda cute.... ^^

Wed, April 1st, 2009 1:51pm


I guarantee you he is! Haha... I've always expected the Prince in the story to look gorgeous. >.<

Wed, April 1st, 2009 8:28am

ah hiam

ohhhh it's so sweet of him to come into her life at this moment..hope she can finally find her true love...can't wait to see the next chapter!

Wed, April 1st, 2009 6:52pm


Yes it is... She needed a companion so much.

Wed, April 1st, 2009 5:51pm


Great chapters! I'm glad Mara was finally able to catch a break. Seemed like she was always in the wrong place at the wrong time...Until Jun Xiong came along! :)

Let me know when you update!

Wed, April 1st, 2009 8:46pm


Yupz... This is a change in her life where she will learn something new. =D

Wed, April 1st, 2009 5:53pm


omgggggggggg so cute rawrs!!!! u better update soon lolz Jun Xiong is so sweet lolz and mara speak whats on her mind :)
and hope they fall in loveeeeee RAWRS~!
Tell Me When You Update:)

Wed, April 1st, 2009 8:57pm


Aww... Yeah... Its kinda cute. You will read more about them soon... Oops... I may have revealed too much ^.^

Wed, April 1st, 2009 5:53pm


this is really good and tell me when you update. ;)

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 3:46am


Thanks for checking out my latest novel! I will let you know when i update. =D

Wed, April 1st, 2009 10:01pm


This is sooo sad!

Fri, April 3rd, 2009 11:22pm


Mara won't be sad for long... ^.^

Fri, April 3rd, 2009 5:55pm


NO DONT GO!!! GEE, will we see him again? I love this story, keep it going!

Tue, April 7th, 2009 11:21pm


You'll find out as you read on ^.^

Tue, April 7th, 2009 6:37pm


don't go! stay with me Jun!
i love that name by theway

Wed, April 8th, 2009 7:43am


Yay! You're the FIRST to love his name! ^.^

Wed, April 8th, 2009 1:25am


awe, so sad!

and, weird name.... lol


Sat, April 25th, 2009 11:49pm


Yes... Pretty sad... Oh... His name is a chinese name so I guess it'll sound weird for all of my non-chinese speaking readers. Hope you can still find it okay! =D

Sun, April 26th, 2009 5:19pm

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