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Chapter 16 – Growing Emotions

It was dawn. Jun Xiong gazed at Mara who was lying on his shoulder. She was still asleep but there was a smile on her lips. It was a genuine smile that warmed up his heart. How could I survive the harsh night if not for her? Jun Xiong was grateful for all she had done. Mara had claimed a special place in his heart.

“Thank you for being here for me.” He whispered and kissed her forehead gently. She stirred. Embarrassed, Jun Xiong turned away and pretended to be sleeping. His heart was racing madly and he was sure she could hear it.

Mara had woken up. He could feel her eyes scanning his face. Her hands came up to touch him. She was stroking him gently along the outline of his jawbone. Will she feel shy and uncomfortable if I wake up now? Jun Xiong pondered.

His heart made a sudden flip. Mara had kissed his cheek unexpectedly. This was not the first time she left a kiss there but somehow it felt different. The tingling sensation had changed into something stronger; something more powerful. He recognized this feeling. It was what he had with Thelma.

No, what am I thinking?! I shouldn’t be doing this with her! It’s wrong! I’ll only hurt her in the end

Jun Xiong’s eyes snapped open. He no longer lived in his dream. His heart knew that love could never become a reality for him – not anymore. His nature was kind. There was no way he could hurt another person even though he would feel the pain all by himself.

“Hey… Good morning.” Jun Xiong smiled at Mara.
She was flustered. “Hmm… Morning.” Mara looked away.

What a shy girl, he laughed to himself. “So, where will you like to go today?”

“Raffles Girl’s Primary. Your father said he will be there.” Her voice was barely audible. The kiss had made her rather speechless.

“Ok. We’ll make our way there.” Jun Xiong decided it was time to see his dad.

Submitted: April 14, 2009

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ah hiam

hmmm i wonder why jun xiong feels that he will hurt her with his love...great suspense there..makes me want to read more...

Wed, April 15th, 2009 5:46pm


You'll find out pretty soon. ^.^

Wed, April 15th, 2009 4:56pm


hmmmmm. they shud be together! its obvious that they like each other....... will read on!

Fri, April 17th, 2009 1:31pm


Aww... It's awesome of you to read so many chapters at a go! Thanks =D

Fri, April 17th, 2009 6:33am

yuu shindemura

JUN XIONG AND MARA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that's all i can say but really it's the whole world for them! sweet!


oh time to go but i'll be back for more soon. ^.^

Sat, April 18th, 2009 12:00pm


They truly make a very nice couple. I love them together. I'm sorry to see you go but glad that u'll be back! Can't wait to hear from you again! Thanks do much Gian!

Sat, April 18th, 2009 11:31am


They better get married and have a happy ending (even if I disapprove of happy endings, but they deserve it)or I will cheerful beat you to death.
Good so far.

Fri, April 24th, 2009 2:05pm


You disapprove of happy endings? I'm surprised. Will they get married? I'm not too sure. But I certainly don't wanna be beaten to death! >.<

Fri, April 24th, 2009 5:24pm


haha!!! shy couple!! lol!! why dont he wanna be with her tho?!?! :( thats making me sad!!! no!!!!!


Wed, April 29th, 2009 4:32am


Actually, u'll find out really soon! He want to be with her but something holds him back...

Tue, April 28th, 2009 9:34pm

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