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Chapter 18 – Moment of Truth

The moon was up. Night time had fallen. Jun Xiong was lying by the small lake again. His heart and soul were tortured by pain. “I’m sorry Mara.” He whispered to the stars above. A tear escaped from his eye. He had wanted to meet his father and he yearned for their reunion badly.

“I am sorry Dad!” His scream pierced through the heavy night. There were fewer stars tonight, too few to brighten his gloomy heart. Jun Xiong had not hid away from his father intentionally. He loved his father dearly.

Dad can never see me anymore

Jun Xiong’s heart broke down. He hated himself. There was no way he could mend his father’s pain. He knew there was nothing he could do.

“Mum, please teach me what to do! I need you! I want your help!” Jun Xiong pleaded with the brightest star. There was no response. He was alone once more. It was the same solitude that embraced him since he had left Thelma.

But he was not alone for long. Mara had brought his father to the small lake. Unknown to him, two figures were approaching. It was Mara’s voice that sent panic into his heart.

“There he is!” She was pointing at him, excitedly. Oh no! Now she’ll leave me too

“Where?” That’s Dad’s voice, Jun Xiong recognized. He had nowhere to hide now. They were a stone’s throw away from him now. Reality was here. He stood up.

Mara smiled at him widely. She was clearly thrilled for their reunion. His heart was buried by sorrow. “I am sorry”, he whispered but she could not hear him.

“Where is he?” Jun Xiong’s Dad demanded.

“There! He’s right here in front of us.” Mara was not lying. They were standing three metres away from Jun Xiong currently.

His father was furious. “You! How much longer do you want to fool me before you are satisfied?! My son may have left me but that doesn’t mean you have the right to ridicule me!” He hollered at Mara.

“No… Your son is right here…” Her voice was breaking up.

“I am warning you for the last time! If you pester me any more, I shall call the police!” Jun Xiong’s father shouted and left in a huff.

She was staring at Jun Xiong. He knew she was realizing the truth now. His heart was cracking up into tiny fragments as he looked at her. I will miss her dearly

“Mara, please don’t be afraid of me.” He inched towards her, reaching out for his love. But Mara was shivering with fear.

“Get away from me!” She screamed at him and took off into the darkness. Once again, he was left alone.

“Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

How I wonder what you are…”

Jun Xiong could not continue... His grief was causing him to tremble. But this time, Mara would not be there. She’ll never be with me anymore

Submitted: April 14, 2009

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Oh no!!! Please update soon! I need to know what happens!

Tue, April 14th, 2009 3:58am


Yes i will... My dateline is due soon. Haha.. ^.^

Mon, April 13th, 2009 10:08pm


Yes u need to update both of your novels :) why didn't he see his father? He made mara look like she's lying >:Z update soon please

Tue, April 14th, 2009 5:53am


Huh? His dad could not see him while Mara could. That's the problem.

Mon, April 13th, 2009 10:55pm


what is he, a ghost? or spirit or something? I mean you say he left Thelma, did he die? Update soon! Loving the story =D

Tue, April 14th, 2009 11:50am


Yes... I will update pretty soon. ^.^

Tue, April 14th, 2009 5:01pm

Alice Clarence

Light bulb moment!!! Jun Xiong is dead!!! Mara can see ghosts, so that is why she can see him, and the dad cannot right?

Update soon.

Tue, April 14th, 2009 1:08pm


Actually, the part about Mara is another secret to be revealed. I can't tell you more for now. >.<

Tue, April 14th, 2009 5:02pm


`waittttt whaaaaattttttt he is a ghost???? or what omgggg nooooooooooooooooooo i hate you fairy!!!! nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu maraaaaaa u idiott gooo backkkkk to him dont be afraid of himmmmmmmm nuuuuuu he loves u!!!!!! rawrs~!! love it update soon ( about the i hate u part ermmm i dotn really hate ya :P ) so update sooon! and tell me when u do so :P

Tue, April 14th, 2009 10:50pm


Haha.. I'm glad you don't hate me. Lols... And I guess its natural for Mara to be afraid for now. I will most definately update you! =D

Tue, April 14th, 2009 5:04pm


WhAt I was saying is to update hidden beauty!!!!! :)
Naww that's terrible. Now I want to know why the father can't see him. Is he dead?? What's so wrong with him that mara was scared and screamed and ran away? :'( Is that what he was talking about when he was thinking about the girl who he loved before meeting mara and he scared her off too.
He can't be dead/ ghost because other people have seen him. So I'm confused. I hope that I haven't confused u with my comment. :?
Now u have to update soon and explain what's wrong with him. Don't worry jun xiong mara will be back coz she feels safe with you and she is all alone :D oh and have u said jun's age yet???

Tue, April 14th, 2009 11:53pm


Haha... Sorry, I had to update this as the dateline is approaching. You are very alert. Nope, I haven't mention Jun Xiong's age. Actually, he had not been seen by other people except Mara. The reason he avoids speaking with his neighbours was because he knew they can't see or hear him. In fact, Mara is the only one. About Thelma, I will update soon with explanations. ^.^

Tue, April 14th, 2009 5:13pm

ah hiam

omg!!!!what a big twist of plot!! din expect that at all...jun xiong is some form of apparition?? how come only Mara can see him and the rest can't?? oh my pls update quickly...

Wed, April 15th, 2009 5:54pm


Yes... The reason about Mara being the only one to see him will be revealed in further chapters.

Wed, April 15th, 2009 4:58pm

Art of Life

nice way of putting the idea across =) u managed to convey the devastation Jun Xiong was experiencing, i like that!

Thu, April 16th, 2009 3:29pm


Thanks! I'm glad you liked my way of conveying his feelings. ^.^

Thu, April 16th, 2009 8:56am


Oh come on is he dead? that is wrong and messing with people feelings is not nice.
On the plus side it is a great twist and how come Mara is the only one to see him?

Fri, April 24th, 2009 2:08pm


I'm sorry to say he is! And actually this was the reason he kept telling himself that it's wrong to get close to Mara. Thanks for liking this twist. As for your question, you'll find out soon!

Fri, April 24th, 2009 5:23pm

yuu shindemura

this---THIS IS A CLEAR TWIST OF PLOT! whattheheckhappenedimpossibleicannotbelieveit------- *Nosebleeds!* ugghh!!

this is what a supernatural story is!!!

*nosebleed heavily*

Sun, April 26th, 2009 5:30pm


Haha... It is! A huge twist here! Yea... You'll find out more about what happened...

Sun, April 26th, 2009 5:14pm


he's a ghost?!?!?! is taht whats going on?!?! is he like, dead too or sumthin?!?!

o man! suspense! must read on!!!


Wed, April 29th, 2009 4:38am


Haha... Go! GO! GO! You caught it pretty fast btw. =D

Tue, April 28th, 2009 9:52pm


A GHOST!!!!! wow but can they be together if his a ghost? :C
he's dead that's sooo sad

Tue, May 12th, 2009 6:52am


Read on! You'll find out =D

Tue, May 12th, 2009 12:28am


So whats up with the dude why can the dad see him?

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