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Chapter 17 – A Reunion

They were at the neighbouring HDB blocks facing Raffles Girl’s Primary. Jun Xiong was very quiet. He’s probably too nervous to talk, Mara thought to herself. They had been waiting since morning but there had been no sight of Jun Xiong’s father yet.

“Are you hungry?” He asked Mara suddenly, breaking the long silence.

“No.” She replied as she gazed into his eyes. Did he see me kiss him earlier? Mara looked away quickly. She felt her heart beating faster and faster. Unknown to her, she was breathing harder.

“Mara, are you alright?” Jun Xiong placed his hand on her shoulder.

She flinched as if she had been touched by hot coal. She nodded her head, unable to shift her eyes away from her feet. Mara was flushed. His touch had sent warmth into her body. Her intense need and yearning for love were slowly fed through his concern for her. Do I love him? Mara questioned her heart.

“Dad.” Jun Xiong whispered suddenly, interrupting her thoughts. Mara did a quick search and spotted the ice-cream vendor setting up his temporary stall outside the school’s gate.

“He’s here! Come on, we’ll go over.” Mara started to move. However, Jun Xiong hesitated. He must be worried that his father does not want to meet him, Mara thought.

“I’m sure he’ll be overjoyed to see you.” She assured him with a gentle smile. He nodded. They made their way towards the ice-cream stall…

“Hi Uncle, your son’s here to see you!” Mara exclaimed. This had been the moment she was looking forward to.

Jun Xiong’s Dad scanned around. “Miss! Stop fooling with me! I am not one to be bullied!” He shouted at Mara. She turned behind. Jun Xiong was not there.

Where and why did he hide himself? Mara was perplexed.

“Uncle, he was right with me just a moment ago. I don’t know where he’s gone to.” She tried to explain.

“Please just go and leave me alone!”

“No! I can’t give up just like that. Uncle, please believe me! I will bring you to your son tonight. Can you please trust me just once more?” Mara pleaded with Jun Xiong’s Dad.

His eyes softened. “Okay. I will meet you here in the evening.”

Submitted: April 14, 2009

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ah hiam

aw mara is so sweet..going all the way to reunite both father and son...can't wait for the next chapter!

Wed, April 15th, 2009 5:48pm


Yupz... She's sweet though she's in for a shock. (Oops, i revealed too much >.< )

Wed, April 15th, 2009 4:57pm


omg!! i bet he's a ghost isnt he?! :O

Fri, April 17th, 2009 1:33pm


Read on! The answer will be out pretty soon. ^.^

Fri, April 17th, 2009 6:35am

yuu shindemura

hm, that was bad...Jun Xiong ran away...."again", where that "again" has multiple uses.

anywayz, sweet! that mara asked herself about "do i love him?" hehe kawaii (cute!)!

Sun, April 26th, 2009 5:20pm


Yay! You found this kawaii! And yupz.. The "again" i used has a meaning to it. >.<

Sun, April 26th, 2009 5:15pm


... hmm, y's he soo afraid?


Wed, April 29th, 2009 4:35am


Because... READ ON! ^.^

Tue, April 28th, 2009 9:51pm


okay? so are they related, because she keeps calling him uncle?

Mon, May 4th, 2009 12:23am


Oh dear... This must quite a confusion! Hmmm... In Singapore, we have the tendency to refer to our elders as uncles or aunties even though they have no blood relation to us. It's just a common way of greeting to show respect. So I kinda make Mara do it too! (I mean since Mara is in Singapore.)

P.S. Hope I'd cleared the confusion. ^.^

Sun, May 3rd, 2009 5:43pm


lol the story is going great! sorry it took me so long to come back and read it... :0C
but i really love this story.

Tue, May 12th, 2009 6:29am


Aww... Thanks Jenn! It's wonderful of you to come back! ^.^

Tue, May 12th, 2009 12:26am

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