Reads: 329
Comments: 4

Chapter 28 – One Last Dance

He can’t wait to see me! Mara giggled to herself as she was preparing to sneak out of her hospital. After retrieving her belongings from her cupboard, Mara deftly changed out of her hospital clothes. The nurses on duty had not noticed her when she walked past them swiftly. Yay! I am out! Mara was feeling triumphant.

On her way to the small lake, she went to purchase a portable CD player as requested by Jun Xiong. He must be preparing for a romantic night, Mara’s heart made a flip at the possible prospect of their meeting.

There he is! Mara spotted Jun Xiong standing by the small lake. He noticed her and waved merrily at her. As she made her way over, bubbles of happiness were forming in her heart. Mum, I am finally happy again!

“Welcome!” Jun Xiong bowed slightly to Mara. He’s fooling around again, Mara thought to herself gleefully.
“Hello.” She said politely and curtsied.

Jun Xiong laughed at her. Mara started laughing as well. They were enjoying each other’s company under the beautiful star-lit night. It was truly a magical moment for the two lovers.

“Look what I’ve got!” Jun Xiong took up a CD lying on the grass. How did he get that?! Mara eyed him sceptically.

“Don’t look at me like that! Well… I had stolen it when nobody was watching.” Jun Xiong confessed, looking every bit as guilty as a little boy who had just stolen some sweets.

He’s so cute! Mara felt a smile forming on her lips. She realized her love for him was so amazing. “Don’t ever do that again.” She chided.

“I won’t. I just wanted to dance with you under the stars.” He admitted his intentions.

Jun Xiong placed the CD into the player. Mara had already placed the batteries earlier in the electronics store. A beautiful song started…

“Back when I was a child

Before life removed all the innocence

My father would lift me high

And dance with my mother and me and then

Spin me around till I fell asleep

Then up the stairs he would carry me

And I knew for sure

I was loved…”

“May I have this dance with you?” Jun Xiong stretched his hand over for Mara’s. What?! Why in the world did he choose this song?! Mara was astonished. In her mind, the song “Dance with My Father” by Luther Vandross was not a romantic song at all.

Mara hesitated. “Come on Mara! It’s just one dance. I promise that it’s the first and last dance.” Jun Xiong urged her.

Well… It’s just a song. He’d probably choose it by accident.

Mara took his hand. “Sure!”

Submitted: April 17, 2009

© Copyright 2022 FairyWings. All rights reserved.


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Invite

Add Your Comments:


ah hiam

mara has poor taste..haha..that song is a classic!

Mon, April 20th, 2009 6:16pm


Haha... I know! I love that song. Hmm.. I guess Mara didn't want it because it's a song meant for father and child. ^.^

Mon, April 20th, 2009 5:22pm


Oh the irony... I love irony... I feel sorry for her when she finds out though... :(

Fri, April 24th, 2009 2:27pm


Yes... It's quite a shocking thing to find out for Mara. >.<

Fri, April 24th, 2009 5:19pm

yuu shindemura

i don't know that song but still, doesn't matter. oh what am i doing here, need to go to the next chapter!

Mon, April 27th, 2009 2:22pm


Haha... You'll know the song really soon! Go on!

Mon, April 27th, 2009 5:14pm


hmm, is he gonna tell her, or not? hmm, questions questions..... grr!!!


Wed, April 29th, 2009 5:18am


You're nearing the end. Hopefully, all your questions would be answered by then ^.^

Tue, April 28th, 2009 10:29pm

Facebook Comments

Other Content by FairyWings

Book / Young Adult

Short Story / Romance