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Chapter 11 – His Sad Past

The entire day had not been fantastic for Mara. Timeless Antiques was indeed a major watch company in Singapore. There were many branches island wide. Mara had approached their main office at Suntec City, hoping to find some answers to her parentage. Their staff had been friendly but no one knew about the manufacturer of her pocket watch. She learned that this company had been bought over 10 years ago from a wealthy watch dealer. Her watch was most likely made by him. But his whereabouts had been unknown since. All Mara knew was that this man had the same family name as her.

How am I going to find Dad now? Mara was lost. She wandered about the surroundings. Unknowingly, she had strolled to Marina City Park. Mara was surprised that there would be a beautiful park in the midst of construction. She decided to take a slow walk to relax and plan her next step.

Along the way, Mara stumbled upon a small lake. She noticed a familiar figure lying on the grass. It was Jun Xiong. Her spirits was uplifted almost immediately. She was skipping slightly as she made her way to him, the man she wanted to see.

“Hey, what are you doing here?” She asked.

“Hi! What a coincidence. I didn’t think I would see you here. I am just star gazing. My Dad used to do that with me when I was young.” He looked upset.

I didn’t even get to see my Dad, Mara thought sadly as she helped herself to lie down beside him. “That was nice of him,” Mara said.

“Yeah. It’s a pity I might never see him again…” Jun Xiong had a faraway look in his eyes.

“Why not?” His words described exactly how she felt.

“Well… I was too selfish for my own good. My Dad wanted me to take over his business but I did not care about what he wanted. I only loved music. My wish was to become a pianist. At that time, I was offered a scholarship at Royal Academy of Music. My Dad was furious. He didn’t want me to go London but stay with him and Mum. I left them without a care for their feelings. And I was gone for too long. I don’t even know where they are now.” Jun Xiong started confiding in her.

Mara felt sorry for him. She knew the guilt, the remorse, the suffering he was going through. I was the one who asked Mum to buy pancakes for breakfast

“Hey… I am sorry to have bothered you with my problems. I didn’t know why I told you all that. You’re the first person I confided in.” Jun Xiong was worried that Mara would be upset.

“No. It was no bother. I understand how you feel.” Mara smiled to reassure him.

“Thanks… It was kind of you to provide me a listening ear. Enough about me. What about you Mara? Why are you here?” His eyes were fixed on her. She could feel his concern.

“I am here to look for my Dad.” Mara confessed.

Submitted: April 02, 2009

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Clandestine Soul

i'm the first again...

so that's jun xiong life, huh?... sad...

wow, and he wants to be a pianist?... me too...
but i'm lousy at the piano... haha...

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 8:58am


Oh... I believe you'll get better. I am sure! Haha... Well, he's a talent at piano. ^.^

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 2:08am

ah hiam

so jun xiong likes music...same here..i can play the recorder pretty well..represented sch before during my primary studies

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 5:40pm


Haha.. Such a coincidence! I had to perform using a recorder too.. But sad to say, i am not too talented in music.

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 5:27pm


this is so cute and sad at the same time!

Fri, April 3rd, 2009 11:23pm


Yupz... My story is kinda sad in general.. =D

Fri, April 3rd, 2009 5:53pm


ooh they both need their family. i hope they find them soon.

Wed, April 8th, 2009 7:59am


Yes.. They will soon.. >.<

Wed, April 8th, 2009 1:26am

yuu shindemura

hm, very nice plot--very smooth and the feeling and aura around it is so romantic! especially you placed the setting one night at the park!^.^

it's caught the attention and feel by 100%!

"i like it" vote--or if i could do it i'd give it around 10 votes!XD though booksie only allows one... ;p

Mon, April 13th, 2009 1:06pm


WOAH! That was so kind of you! I am glad you felt the romantic aura. I am honoured by your sweet words! ^.^

Mon, April 13th, 2009 6:46pm


awe!!!! luv it!!!


Sun, April 26th, 2009 12:03am


Thanks Jenna!

Sun, April 26th, 2009 5:17pm

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