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Chapter 12 – A Beautiful Night

What a depressing past she had endured, Jun Xiong’s heart was mourning for her after Mara had finished her story. He did not know about her tragic night with Jake for she had excluded this shamful part of her life.

“I am sure you will find him someday.” He encouraged her.

She smiled. What a beautiful smile, Jun Xiong thought to himself.

“Yes. I believe I will. But before that, I would like to help you look for your family.” Mara offered her help. He was suddenly filled with renewed hope. No one had shown him such concern since Thelma.

“You will?! What about your father?” Jun Xiong was touched by Mara’s giving nature.

“We can look him together after we found your family.” Mara replied, sounding hopeful.

“It’s a promise then.” He smiled. It was a smile coming straight from his heart. Mara nodded in agreement.

“Come on, get up. I have a gift for you to show my appreciation.” Jun Xiong stood up suddenly and pulled Mara on to her feet. He led her to the opposite side of the small lake. There were a lot more golden shower trees on this side though the view of the stars was obstructed.

He requested for her to close her eyes. She trusted him and did so. Jun Xiong moved about the trees. After a short while, he came by Mara’s side. He took a good look at her before asking her to open her eyes. I want to remember her, his heart had told him.

“Mara, are you ready for your present?” He asked with joy. She nodded her head, a smile forming on her lips in anticipation.

Mara’s eyes fluttered open. Thousands of golden petals were floating about her. The trees were swaying gently along with the rhythm of the wind. It was a calming breeze that was caressing Mara, bringing away her sorrows with it.

Mara ran about, trying to catch the golden petals. She was laughing. Finally, she was happy. His heart warmed at the sound of her laughter. At that moment, he had an inexplicable happiness embracing him. The grandeur of the golden shower cannot be compared to the brightness shining through her smile, he thought to himself.

She ran towards him and hugged him. He smiled at her childlike antics. Mara looked at him and kissed his cheek. “Thank you.” She said and bounced away, leaving him with the lingering feel of her soft lips on his cheek.

He touched his face. “You’re welcomed.” Jun Xiong whispered.


Submitted: April 02, 2009

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eloiseB

:)

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 6:15am

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Woah! I didn't expect you to read so fast! There may be more updates for today. ^.^

Wed, April 1st, 2009 11:18pm

eloiseB

in reply to your comment on my comment: I'm a dedicated reader, so long as you finish this- I'll be very happy =)

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 6:35am

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That's so sweet of u... Thanks! =D

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 1:02am

Clandestine Soul

hey, anyway, thanks for inviting me to read your novel...

it's good really...

i'll keep on supporting here...

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 9:25am

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Thanks so much! I'm happy that you enjoyed this story. ^.^

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 2:28am

bookiedancer

This is a very well written novel it's so decriptive and it very compelling. Jake is a jerk!!!! UUGGGHHH he makes me sick.
Anyway Jun Xiong sounds very nice, loving and a good loyal companion although they only just met,it is a great novel would love to read more keep up the good work u got my full support. =]

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 11:49am

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Oh my! I am really flattered. Thank you for your wonderful support ^.^

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 6:25am

ThumaLina

awesome job!!!!!

+Hecate+

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 1:19pm

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Thanks! =D

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 6:22am

schatzi

Adorable! I love them! I can't wait to see what happens next...update soon, please :)

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 1:26pm

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Thanks! I am glad you love them. No worries... I am updating this novel pretty fast. =D

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 6:32am

Midnight Rose

Fantabulous! Excellent! Love it! Update soon please!! :0)M

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 4:36pm

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Hee... Yes I will! I'm glad you love it ^.^

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 5:11pm

nuttyz

LOVED IT!!!
Cant wait to see what next!!^^

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 5:02pm

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Thanks! I can't wait to write more too =D

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 5:12pm

ah hiam

so romantic and sweet..the setting was fantastic...golden petals floating around...the view must b great...such gestures will definitely touch any girl's heart...great work wings...cant wait to see the next chapter!!

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 5:44pm

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Thanks! It was indeed a sight to behold. I'm glad you could picture the beautiful scene ah hiam!

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 5:26pm

BettyRawrs

omggggggggggggg love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! update the fastes as you can omgggggggggggggg love it :) tell me when you update
~loves Jun Xiong ~ RAWRS~

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 7:28pm

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=D I will keep you updated.

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 5:02pm

BettyRawrs

omggggggggggggg love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! update the fasted as you can omgggggggggggggg love it :) tell me when you update
~loves Jun Xiong ~ RAWRS~

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 7:28pm

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THANK YOUUUU!!! I'm so happy you love it!! ^.^

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 5:00pm

EternalVampyre

Oh she's happy, YAY! I like fell in love with Jun Xiong, he's so nice to her. Anyways Let me know when you update.

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 10:52pm

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Yes YAY! Haha.. He'll be nice to her but the mystery about him will be revealed soon. ^.^

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 4:59pm

crystal aqua

awesome! this is so awesome!! jun xiong is mine if she doesn't want him! >_> it seems that i've been calling first dibs on a lotta fictional guys... -sobs- my life revolves around hot *fictional* guys....

Fri, April 3rd, 2009 12:51am

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Nah.. Don't think that way. There will be a hot *real* guy appearing someday. Ok.. I'll be nice. *Gives you Jun Xiong*

Thu, April 2nd, 2009 6:01pm

RogueHost

LOL totally agree with crystal aqua : D update soon please! Great chapter. I think he shoud have a nickname for him : ) coz he has a long name :D have u updated hidden beauty yet???

Fri, April 3rd, 2009 7:13am

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Oh no! I haven't update Hidden Beauty. I will try to update that by this week. So sorry... And thanks for reading this chapter! ^.^

Fri, April 3rd, 2009 12:29am

JenDamsel

ahh this is the sweetest chapter. if i had the ability to cry of happiness i would. but I'm handicap in that area.
She is so happy.
Great writing. i felt right there in the story. loved it
Jenn

Wed, April 8th, 2009 8:06am

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Yay! You felt it! ^.^

Wed, April 8th, 2009 1:27am

yuu shindemura

the part where Jun Xiong leads Mara to the trees with golden petals is the best! very much! it's night time setting and that really added the romance there!

very good way of placing the scene, jiahui-chan! ^.^

Thu, April 16th, 2009 4:47pm

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Thanks Gian! Its great to hear from you again! ^.^

Thu, April 16th, 2009 9:49am

jennoria

snicker.... hahahahahah!!!!! i know that thats supposed to be romantic, the "golden Shower," and belive me, normally i would've thought it so if it werent for my cousin ryan!!!!! hahahaha!!!! if you want, comment my page, and ill tell you about the "golden shower" joke in my family, but, if not, im fine with that! hehehehe!!! :D wow!!!! hahahaha!

anyways, plz forgive my behavior! um, u'll hafta wait till the next time i have time to read some more stuff, cuz i hafta go to bed now! sorry, but i'll deff comment on the rest, no worries! hahaha!

hahashahahaha!!!! golden shower!!!! hehehe!! sorry, ahem!

^_^*JeNnA*^_^

Sun, April 26th, 2009 12:09am

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Hahaha... I'm interested to find out! This is the most surprising comment I've got thus far. =D

Sun, April 26th, 2009 5:17pm

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