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    Summer's Desire Chapter 1

    Translation notes: Jie means older sister, Ge is older

    brother. Xiao means little, usually used in front of a

    persons name as an affectionate gesture (ex. Xiao Mo

    instead of Xia Mo, Xiao Xi instead of Luo Xi)

    Chapter 1

    Yi Xia Mo was always a quiet child, calm to almost thepoint of being cold. Her beautiful face never betrayed

    any emotions, and, since she was young, Xia Mo

    possessed a maturity that is even rare for those twice

    her age. It seemed that the only person that she

    showed any true feeling towards was her half brother,

    Yi Cheng. Xia Mo always acted as a mother to Yi Cheng,

    preventing others from bullying him. Their own mother,

    a singer and a prostitute, never cared for them. She

    was so deeply in love with Yi Chengs father, a

    gangster, that when he left her for another woman, she

    killed herself. Since then, Xia Mo and Yi Cheng were

    sent to the orphanage, where they only had each other

    to rely on. When Xia Mo turned 11, the siblings were

    adopted by the Yi family. It was a happy time for the

    two, especially Yi Cheng, who got to experience family

    love for the very first time. However, that happiness did

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    not last long for Yi Pa was fired from work. Knowing

    that he would not be able to keep them if the

    unemployment continues, Xia Mo decided to take

    action for the sake of her little brother. Gathering her

    courage, Xia Mo went to see her fathers boss in order

    to beg him to take her father back. It was there that Xia

    Mo met Ou Chen.

    Ou Chen was 3 years older than Xia Mo and the son of

    her fathers boss as well as heir to the company.

    Handsome and rich, Ou Chen lived a very privileged

    life. Despite it all, however, he was a very lonely child.

    His so-called friends are only there because of his

    wealth and Ou Chen hated them; he hated their faked

    smiles, their faked laughter but most of all, he hated

    their real happiness. When Ou Chen first saw Xia Mo,

    he knew she was different from any other girls he met.

    Perhaps it was her cool demeanor that made her seems

    so untouched by the world, or perhaps it was the

    courage and determination in her eyes that made her

    stood out. Either way, Ou Chen was mesmerized.

    What are you doing here? Ou Chen asked, or rather

    demanded.

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    Xia Mo was unfazed by his attitude and explained her

    situation calmly. Ou Chen was even more transfixed.

    No one has ever faced him with such tranquility before.

    Wanting to test her, Ou Chen asked, Are you willingly

    to do anything if your father can get his job back?

    Xia Mo nodded.

    Then, he said slowly, I want you to do something

    that I always wanted but was forbid by my mother.

    Ou Chen looked at her carefully, trying to catch her

    every expression.

    I want you, he continued, to hold an apple on your

    head while I shoot an arrow at it.

    Without hesitation, Xia Mo nodded once again. That

    took Ou Chen by surprised. He never thought she would

    agree and was looking forward to her refusal.

    Composing himself, Ou Chen replied, Fine. Lets go to

    the garden then.

    Xia Mo quietly followed him out the house. On the

    entire way, Xia Mo did not say a single word. Ou Chen

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    also kept silent but he couldnt help sneaking glances

    at her. When they reach the garden, Ou Chen ordered

    for his servants to bring his bow, arrows, and an apple.

    When the objects arrived, Xia Mo calmly took the apple,

    placed it on her head, and stood still. Ou Chen bought

    the bow up and aimed, half-hoping she would back

    down. The truth was, though no fear showed on her

    face, Xia Mo was very scared. For Yi Cheng, however,she could even give up her life. Unable to delay any

    longer, Ou Chen let the arrow loose. It flew across the

    garden and pierce through the apple with such force

    that the fruit fell to the ground. All the while, Xia Mo

    has not moved a single inch. Fascination and awe filledOu Chens heart, the heart that has been empty for so

    long. He took out his cell phone and, with a single call,

    got Xia Mos father his job back. This was how Xia Mo

    and Ou Chens fates intertwined.

    From that day on, Ou Chen become a fixed presence in

    Xia Mos life, and she in his. He even got her and Yi

    Cheng to transfer to his elite school.

    Are you two nervous? Mr. Chiang asked. It was Xia Mo

    and Yi Chengs first day at the new school and Ou

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    Cheng got a personal chauffeur to drive them.

    A bit, but Im excited as well. Yi Cheng answered

    happily whereas Xia Mo, who was looking out the

    window, kept silent.

    My daughter goes to the school too. Maybe youll

    meet her later. Mr. Chiang said. He peered curiously at

    Xia Mo in the rearview mirror. He has worked as a

    chauffeur for the Ou family for several years now but

    he has never seen the young master treat anyone like

    he did her. Mr. Chiang has always pitied the young

    master, who was never like any other kids his age.

    Young master was so detached from everyone else; itwas like he was living in his own world. It seems, now,

    that this young lady was somehow permitted into that

    world.

    When they arrived at the school, they saw that Ou

    Chen was already there, waiting. Most of the school

    was there too, buzzing about the rare appearance of

    Young Master Ou. The students kept their distance,

    however, both in awe and in fear. As soon as Xia Mo

    steps out of the car, Ou Chen hurried to her side and

    took her hand. The crowd went wild. The same

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    thoughts were running through everyones mind. Who

    was this girl? How can she bring out such a caring look

    to the young masters usually expressionless face? Ou

    Chen tightly gripped Xia Mos hand and turned to the

    students. A hush descended.

    This Yi Xia Mo, Ou Chen declared, She is my

    girlfriend.

    The entire crowd stared in shock. Ou Chen was the

    school idol. With his good looks and family background,

    he was every girls fantasy. Though there was an aura

    around him that prevents other from getting close,

    many brave souls have tried to confess their love tohim. Of course, all were coldly rejected. Now this girl,

    this Yi Xia Mo, has somehow done what none of them

    was able to do. Jealousy sprung in the girls hearts, but

    no one dared to voice it. Ou Chen was basically royalty

    at the school, even the teachers have no control overhim. As Xia Mo is his girlfriend, it goes without saying

    that she is royalty too; no one is to mess with her. Of

    course, with that reputation, Xia Mo received more

    attention than she ever did. Following that first day, Xia

    Mo found herself surrounded by people who declared

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    themselves to be her best friends. Girls fussed over

    her, complimenting her beauty, her intelligence, her

    elegance. The guys kept a respectful distance, not

    wanting to create any misunderstanding for Ou Chen.

    Xia Mo ignored all of this, however, and, beside with Ou

    Chen, no one really hear her talk. The admirers,

    discouraged by her continuing silence, has left one by

    one. As Yi Cheng studied in a different building and OuChen gone most of the time due to his activities as heir,

    Xia Mo was usually alone at school. Xia Mo never

    minded; she actually prefers the solitude to the faked

    companionships.

    Five years have passed since then. Ou Chen is now 19

    and Xia Mo, 16. Ou Chen was abroad on one of his

    heir trip again, therefore Xia Mo has no activities

    after school. While waiting for her father to come home

    for dinner, Xia Mo sat beneath the cherry tree in her

    courtyard, enjoying the moment of peace. The cherry

    blossoms are in full bloom. Their petals were in a

    delicate shade of pink, so pale that its almost clear,

    contrasting with the emerald sky above. Xia Mos

    stretched her delicate, porcelain neck to smell the light

    fragrance, her shiny hair unfolding behind her like black

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    waves. A light breeze caused the petals to fall, like pink

    crystal snow or thin broken pieces of a fragile heart.

    Hearing footsteps, Xia Mo turned her head, the

    peaceful look still present in her doe-like eyes, with a

    smile of contentment on her face. That was the first

    time Luo Xi has set eyes on Yi Xia Mo.

    Everyone, this is Luo Xi. Yi Pa announced at dinner,

    Hes going to be a part of our family from now on.

    What do you mean, Dad? Xia Mo asked.

    I mean that Im going to adopt Luo Xi, Yi Pa

    answered, Lets see. Luo Xi is seventeen, so that

    makes him your older brother. You two have to take

    care of him now.

    Oh, I will! Yi Cheng said excitedly, Ill take great care

    of Ge Ge! His cheeks flushed red with excitement, his

    large eyes flashed at the older brother sitting at thetable.

    Xia Mo did not reply nor did she voice the feeling of

    dread that has been creeping into her the whole night.

    Her dads attention has been solely focused on that

    boy, even giving him Yi Chengs favorite chicken wings,

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    without a single thought for her little brother. Her

    mother, on the other hand, was quieter than usual, her

    eyes never leaving the bowl of rice.

    Xia Mo? Yi Pa called, pulling Xia Mo out of her reverie.

    Under her fathers gaze, Xia Mo pretended to smile and

    asked, Hes the older brother. Shouldnt he take care

    of us?

    Luo Xi has been through a lot, Yi Pa replied, looking

    at the boy with affection, then back at her, So Xia Mo

    must take care of your older brother for me, alright?

    Brother

    Xia Mo once again looked at the youth sitting next to

    her father. Whether in reality or in dreams, she has

    never seen someone more beautiful than this boy. His

    skin was like white silk, soft and inviting, his eyes like

    agate, twinkling in the light, his hair, black with a slight

    luster, and though he was wearing some old clothes, in

    him, they were like royal robes.

    Luo Xi also looked at her.

    He has on a strange thin smile and, though he was

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    looking at her, it doesnt seem like he sees her, as if

    there was a hazy, white mist enveloping his whole

    body, preventing from anyone to see right through him.

    Xia Mo is scared of that mist, that shroud of mystery.

    She looked at him, this fear throbbing inside her. With

    the cherry tree in his background, Luo Xi looked like a

    fairy from a storybook. He is too beautiful and that

    beauty is terrifying.

    He tilt back to look at her straight in the eyes.

    Such beautiful eyes,

    Hidden beneath an enchanting mist of silk

    Xia Mo is scared. He is really like a fairy. He smiles,

    taunting, as if he knows what shes thinking, making his

    beauty more arrogant, more intense. Behind him, the

    garden seems to be enclosed under the damp, white

    mist.

    You do not have to worry, Luo Xi whispered to their

    father, I will take care of myself. His voice was full of

    gentle humility, without the slightest shadow of

    mockery, his taunting smile all but gone.

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    Xia Mo was startled by this, her eyes narrowed in

    suspicion. This guy is definitely not simple.

    Yi Pas face reflected some uneasiness, Good. Good,

    he repeated, Ive already taken care of the schools

    paperwork so Xiao Xi, you dont have to worry. He

    couldnt help but to glance at Xia Mo, Xiao Moyou

    Yi Ma watched her daughter silently.

    Jie! Yi Cheng asked innocently while still eating, Do

    you not like Luo Xi Ge?

    Eat your food faster. You still have homework to do

    after dinner. Xia Mo replied curtly, picking up a piece

    of chicken and placing it in his bowl. Then she put down

    her chopsticks, and with eyes as clear as the summers

    sky, looked at her father, and said, I know. Ill help

    Dad take care of my brother.

    Yi Pa smiled and leaned back in his chair in relief, as if

    he has been waiting for her to say this the whole time.

    Luo Xi quietly drank his soup, his eyes, indifferent. Yi

    Ma got up, went into the kitchen, and, until the end of

    dinner, did not come out.

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    Ever since Luo Xi came into the house, nothing was the

    same. Yi Pas attention was completely focused on him

    and Yi Ma became gloomy and quiet. Things at school

    were worse, if that was even possible. Luo Xi, as Xia Mo

    expected, turned into the schools sensation. Rumors

    about him flew everywhere. Blushing girls whispered to

    each other, students gathered in corridors in excited

    discussions, numerous small pieces of paper passedfrom class to class until every student knows about the

    transfer youth. Groups of people gathered at his

    classrooms door, pushing each other, trying to get a

    glimpse of this legend. When the door opened, the

    flood of students fell in, all wide eyed and curious,wondering who this transfer student is.

    Where is he?

    Transfer student!!

    Where-?

    Xia Mo was walking with Yi Cheng, getting ready to go

    home, when she saw the commotion in the corridor.

    Whats going on? she asked a girl standing nearby

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    The girl turned, annoyed at being interrupt until she

    recognized the Young Masters girlfriend.

    Were waiting for the transfer student, she

    whispered, giggling, Everyone wants to see if hes as

    beautiful as they said.

    Jie! Yi Cheng called, excitedly pulling on Xia Mos

    hand, It seems like everybody really like Luo Xi Ge.

    Xia Mo did not answer.

    Xiao Cheng likes Luo Xi Ge, too!

    Xia Mo glanced down at her little brother, Do you?

    she asked absently, Why?

    Because my brother is beautiful! Yi Cheng answered,

    his eyes sparkling, And he seems like a good person.

    Xia Mo watch as he bounced happily in front of her and

    couldnt help but smiled at his infectious happiness

    though her heart was gripped by a sudden sadness.

    Is he so beautiful? she whispered to herself

    Ah! someone at the front of the corridor cried out.

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    Then.

    There was only the sound of quiet breathing.

    Then.

    There was no sound at all.

    The corridor was completely silent. No one was

    breathing and all the heartbeats, at that instant,

    disappeared.

    Luo Xi Ge is really pretty! Yi Cheng exclaimed,

    running back to take Xia Mos hand.

    The crowd began to merge and move along, following

    its beautiful leader. The shadow of the mass thinned

    out to the shadows of two. Xia Mo and Yi Cheng began

    walking toward the streets.

    A black Lincoln limousine was waiting for them but,

    except for the first day, Xia Mo had refused to use Ou

    Chens chauffeur

    My brother is really beautiful. Yi Cheng repeated.

    Xia Mo said nothing.

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    But, Yi Cheng continued, my sister is the most

    beautiful one.

    Xia Mo smiled, her icy demeanor melting.

    The two siblings walked hand and hand down the

    street, with the black Lincoln following them, always

    maintaining the distance of five feet.

    Luo Xi became to the schools idol, the most popular

    boy. Almost all women, from young students to female

    teachers, were fascinated with him. He was the perfect

    prince. He has a beautiful face, a modest personality, a

    gentle character and no matter who was talking to him,

    even if she is the ugliest girl, he would smile as if she

    was a beautiful princess.

    Luo Xis smile.

    It was like a hidden weapon in a perfect murder.

    Since the first day he came, all of the students were

    obsessed with his thrilling smile.

    The poets said his smile is like a gentle spring breeze

    gently blowing over the green meadow.

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    The artists said it was the smile that could pierce

    through the soul.

    The hopeless romantics said it was a smile of childhood

    loneliness.

    The shallower ones said that his smile is simply sexy.

    The topic of Luo Xis smile blew up the schools forum

    for ten days, with all the students fiercely debating how

    to describe it. Finally, everyone agrees on soft.

    Indeed, what other word can describe this perfect

    youth? As the students got to know him, the more

    elegant Luo Xi became. With his perfect grades and

    good treatment to everyone, everyone realizes how

    different this prince is from the schools other idol, Ou

    Chen. The words associated with Ou Chen, cold,

    malicious, sexy, can come nowhere near this man.

    When the midterm results got posted on the schoolsbulletin board, all the students crowd around nervously,

    trying to find their score.

    Oh! Luo Xi is first in his year! screamed a girl,

    covering her mouth in surprise.

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    People looked down on her with contempt, Why the

    fuss? Of course, our Luo Xi is first. Theres no surprise

    there.

    Luo Xi is so handsome in every way!

    Yes!

    Luo Xi is perfect!

    Yes!

    Luo Xi will belong to all of us! No one can claim him for

    themselves!

    Yes!

    Moved, all the girls hugged each other and made their

    vow. Such as Luo Xi can only occur in fairy tales, this

    kind of prince cannot belong exclusively to one girl. He

    is everyones, the dream that they all want. They can

    only appreciate him from afar; no one can privately

    give him gifts, love letters, or try to date him.

    If anyone dared to get close to Luo Xi-

    She would have to face the whole school!

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    _____

    It was late afternoon; Xia Mo was walking home from

    school while listening to music from her headphones. Yi

    Cheng has painting class at the studio today, so Xia Mo

    will have to come back later to pick him up.

    The black Lincoln, as always, stayed five feet behind

    her.

    Xia Mo stopped.

    The Lincoln also stopped.

    She turned around, and gestured to that bright

    luxurious car. The Lincoln drove and stopped next to

    her. A chauffeur in a white uniform with gold buttons

    got off and respectfully bowed.

    Miss Yi.

    Mr. Chiang, please go back. You dont have to follow

    me every day like this.

    Im sorry, Miss Yi, but this is the Young Masters

    command. Mr. Chiang said, embarrassed, My job is to

    prepare the car for you to use every day.

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    But Ive never used your car.

    Young Master had said that you might not use the car,

    but I must still serve you.

    I will tell him that you are diligent every day, Xia Mo

    replied, He will not find out. Zhen En is sick today and

    missed class. You should go home and take care of

    her.

    Mr. Chiangs daughter, Zhen En, is Xia Mos classmate.

    However, due to the fact that Mr. Chiang is Xia Mos

    driver, the two barely talk to each other. The news that

    Xia Mo actually noticed that his daughter was not in

    class and took the time to find out why startled Mr.

    Chiang.

    Well I umm, stuttered Mr. Chiang, still too

    surprised to speak properly, I- I appreciate the

    gesture, Miss, but I must do what the Young Master toldme.

    Xia Mo sighed, trying to think of ways to change the old

    mans mind when a familiar figure entered her sight.

    Silhouetted against the blue sky, the towering cedar

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    tree moved along with the wind, which carries with it

    the drifting scent of spring. Standing beside the tree is

    the handsome Luo Xi, who is facing a chubby blushing

    girl.

    The chubby girl held up a brown box with a pink ribbon

    tied to it, her hands shaking, and in a trembling voice,

    mustered out, This is myI.do you want to

    eat.hope you like it.

    Luo Xi took the box from the girl and gently untied the

    ribbon.

    His slender crystal fingers lightly picked up a biscuit

    and put it in his mouth.

    He smiled softly, Thank you. I will eat it well.

    All blood in the girls body rushed up in her head, her

    face reddened as she desperately gasped for breath,

    Luo Xi..I love you! she blurted

    Luo Xis eyes are black and twinkling, the light on his

    face made it as beautiful as cherry blossoms. He gently

    placed his fingers on the girls cheek, lightly reached

    down, and softly placed a kiss on it.

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    Thank you.

    His voice is beautiful and as soft as the morning fog.

    The girl was stunned. She stood still for a while, then

    ran away screaming and dancing as if she were mad as

    Luo Xi calmly continued walking.

    Xia Mo recovered from the sight, and turned to Mr.

    Chiang, Well, I will not force you, but please do not call

    for me in front of the whole school. Zhen En and I are

    classmates, it will embarrass her.

    But Young Master-

    Ill explain to him. Dont worry.

    Thank you, Miss Yi.

    Mr. Chiang bowed respectfully before getting back in

    the car.

    Xia Mo put her headphones back on and continued to

    walk home slowly.

    The afternoon sun shined brightly and the green leaves

    shook in their branches, with the blue sky filling in the

    gap between each leaf as it was a painting. Luo Xi

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    walked in front and Xia Mo walked behind, the road

    between them cannot be shortened, as is the distance

    of the black Lincoln.

    At a roadside trashcan, Luo Xi carelessly tossed in the

    cookie box along with the crumbled ribbon. He took a

    handkerchief out of his pockets and carefully wiped his

    fingers, then tossed the handkerchief in the trashcan

    also.

    Xia Mo was shocked. Luo Xi turned back to look at her,

    tilting his head at a taunting angle with an enchanting

    hint of smile, as if he knew she was watching the entire

    time.

    Xia Mo felt disgusted as she watched Luo Xi at home.

    His actions were all hypocritical in her eyes: his quiet

    conversations at dinner, his humbleness when showing

    his perfect grades, his polite offers to help Yi Ma. Yi

    MaXia Mo smiled secretly; at least her mom isnt so

    easily swayed; she literally flinched when Luo Xi

    reached to take the dishes from her. Yi Pa, on the other

    hand, poured out endless praises for the youth.

    Our Luo Xi is so smart, Yi Pa repeated for what

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    seemed like the thousandth time, He just transferred

    and yet is already firs-

    Xia Mo shot up from the couch, unable to take it

    anymore.

    Where are you going, Xiao Mo? Yi Pa asked, startled.

    Its about time for me to go pick Xiao Cheng up. Xia

    Mo answered, getting her bag.

    Oh. Well, be careful. Its about to get dark out. Yi Pa

    said.

    Xia Mo nodded and started heading out. She paused

    when she got to the door and turned around.

    Dad? Xia Mo called.

    Yes? Yi Pa answered, looking up.

    Xiao Cheng also got first in his class, Xia Mo said,

    And the painting he did passed the first round of

    competition. I was thinking that maybe we should get

    him a present to encourage him.

    How wonderful! Yi Ma gushed.

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    Yes, wonderful! Yi Pa laughed, Of course we should

    get him a present. Xia Mo, you go pick it out. You know

    what he likes.

    OK, Dad. Xia Mo replied, lifting her eyes to look at

    Luo Xi, his smile frozen in place.

    ___________

    Summer was approaching. One can tell by the sudden

    hot days in early June as if the Earth was trying to give

    a taste of summer before it actually hits. It was

    afternoon, a while before class starts, and all were

    quiet in the classrooms. Students lay on their desks,

    trying to catch up on sleep and resist the heat waves

    rolling from the window. The square outside the

    classroom were like an iron barbeque, where if a

    student would casually stroll across, sweats would roll

    down their body in gallons. Everyone was waiting in

    silence for the school bell to ring.

    Suddenly,

    There was a cry and a rumbling noise coming from the

    open square.

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    All the students who were yawning before rushed to the

    windows to see the excitement outside.

    A bunch of girls were chasing a female out of the

    bathroom. The girl they were chasing was rather

    chubby; her ears were red from beatings, her hair

    disheveled, her lips bleeding, and her uniform torn.

    Im not lying! Im not! The chubby girl yelled, with

    tears running down both her eyes.

    Shut up! One of the girl yelled back, There is no way

    that Luo Xi would ever kiss a pig like you!

    He did! I gave him biscuits and he kis- Her words

    were cut off as the other girl kicked her down.

    Stupid, stinking pig! The others yelled, Who are you

    fooling?! If Luo Xi actually kissed your pig head, we

    would all die in front of you!

    He did kiss me! He did!

    More tears flowed down the girls cheeks. To her, the

    pain of them not believing her exceeded the pain of

    their fists.

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    Crazy pig! Were going to kill you!

    Fists rained heavily down on the chubby girl as legs

    swing out to kick her.

    Luo Xi! Help me! Luo Xi The chubby girl cried

    out, covering her head as she tried to dodge.

    That seemed to provoke the other girls more. To hear

    her call out their precious princes name made the fists

    came down even harder.

    Each classroom windows were full of watching students

    in heated discussion.

    What? Luo Xi actually kissed that pig?

    Stop it! Of course not!

    Are you soft in the head?!Why would Luo Xi do that? It

    must be that fatty lying!

    Damn it! How dare she!

    Kill her!

    Kill her! Kill her!

    From the windows of the classrooms around the

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    square, all the girls were angrily shouting and cheering,

    unable to bear the insult the chubby girl was bearing on

    their prince.

    Luo Xi Luo Xi

    The chubby girl cried as she knelt in the middle of the

    ground, clinging her head while hoping a miracle would

    occur. Suddenly, it was as if a miracle did occur. The

    girls beating her froze as if someone has hit the pause

    button.

    Every student in every class was at the window.

    The scorching sun was bearing down,

    Heating up the dazzling earth.

    Luo Xi, the dazzling Luo Xi, walked onto the square. It

    was boiling but the prince looked relax, as if there was

    a transparent glass surrounding him, so crystal clear,

    blocking out the angry sun, making him even more

    beautiful.

    He came quietly.

    The whole world becomes quiet.

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    Luo Xi! The chubby girl cried, crawling out and

    shouting his name.

    Luo Xi they dont believe methat you kissed me

    She climbed onto his body, hugging his legs, her

    dirty hands left streaks on his pants, her whole body

    spent.

    Luo Xi knelt down.

    He gently used his fingers to hold up the girls face,

    staring at bruised her cheeks and swollen lips, reached

    into his pockets, pulled out a clean handkerchief and

    put it in her palm.

    Youre hurt. He whispered with pity.

    Shock spread through the entire school!

    The girls in class were all transfixed at the window!

    Luo Xi, tell them you kissed me. I did

    not lie you really kissed me chubby

    girl cried, firmly grasping the Luo Xis arm.

    Luo Xi looked at her.

    There was pity in his eyes, but also confusion.

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    But, he said quietly, I have never seen you before.

    He apologized then stood up, bowed to the chubby girl,

    and walked away, disappearing in the beautiful back of

    the second year classroom corridor.

    The chubby girl continued to kneel on the ground in the

    square, her mouth wide open. She could not say

    anything, everything seemed like a sick joke.

    Youre dead, pig! I knew you lied!

    All the girls began punching and kicking her again, their

    eyes filled with hatred.

    Kill her!

    You liar! Damn you!

    Kill her! Kill her!

    In each, classroom window, girls angrily started

    chanting, their anger stronger than the heat.

    Help.help!

    The chubby girl started crying again, while trying to

    doge the fists. All the other girls were out of breath but

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    their own evil kept them going.

    Stop. A faint voice said.

    The girls were kicking in full swing and looked back

    anger. The speaker was no one other than Yi Xia Mo.

    Go away! A girl with short hair said fiercely, This is

    none of your business.

    You are too loud and disturbing my sleep. Yin Xia Mo

    replied dismissively, So of course it is my business.

    The chubby girl saw someone helping her and quickly

    hid behind Xia Mo.

    Go away unless you want to get hit too! The girl with

    short hair threatened.

    Dont, Another girl whispered, pulling the short haired

    girls arm, Shes Yi Xia Mo.

    What?

    Yi Xia Mo. The Young Masters girlfriend.

    The short haired girl swirled to look at Xia Mo. She has

    heard of her and knew of the Young Masters legendary

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    love for this girl but has never seen her in person. So

    this is Yi Xia Mo.

    The sun shined down on the girl, a seaweed-like thick

    hair, slightly curled, eyes the same as sea water, skin

    ivory white and though she was smiling, her eyes were

    indifferent.

    So what?! The short haired girl challenged even as

    the others started to back off, The Young Master had

    not come to school in months and even if he did, even

    if-

    Run! Security is here!

    As the shadows of the security guards loomed larger,

    all the girls ran off in different directions.

    In the blink of an eye, Xia Mo and the chubby girl were

    the only ones left in the square.

    Xia Mo turned to leave.

    Thank you The chubby girl sobbed.

    Xia Mos first reaction was to ignore the girl but, seeing

    the tears, her heart turned soft. She bent down to pick

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    up Luo Xis handkerchief and put it in the girls hand.

    Wipe your face.

    The girl stared at her blankly.

    Also, Xia Mo said carelessly, Even though he really

    did kiss you, you shouldnt have spread it around.

    To Xia Mos dismay, Luo Xi has become the familys

    center of gravity. Yi Pa showered him with praises and

    love every day. Yi M, though unable to accept him

    initially, warmed up to the youth after seeing his

    humbleness and kindness. And Xiao Cheng, her Xiao

    Cheng, would follow Luo Xi like a little puppy,

    constantly crying out, Luo Xi Ge, Luo Xi Ge.

    Perhaps Luo Xi was born to be a person of radiance and

    as long as he continued to shine brilliantly, other

    people can only live in the neglected corner of his

    shadows.

    It was Saturday morning, Xia Mo was in her bed, staring

    at the ceiling, too lazy to get up. Due to the poor sound

    insulation of her door, she can hear everything that

    goes on in the house. Her parents had gone out after

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    breakfast and Xiao Cheng was preparing to go to the

    park to draw.

    Luo Xi Ge

    Hearing Xiao Cheng, Xia Mo frowned and turned over,

    not liking the admiration and yearning in her little

    brothers voice.

    Xiao Cheng, whats the matter?

    Oh, nothing really. I just

    Yes?

    I drew this painting to give to you!

    What a beautiful painting! In Xiao Chengs eyes, am I

    so good looking?

    Luo Xi Ge looked so much better than in my painting!

    A small pause.

    Thank you, Xiao Cheng.

    Luo Xi Ge Xiao Cheng said in a small excited voice,

    Luo Xi Ge, you just hugged meand kissed me! You

    like Xiao Cheng, dont you?!

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    Yes, of course. Xiao Cheng is so well behaved and

    attentive. His voice soft, like the dew from a late

    morning fog.

    After a while, Xiao Cheng finally went out. Xia Mo

    relaxed in her bed and sighed, her eyes closed.

    Suddenly, a strange yet familiar sound rang through

    the rooms.

    Xia Mo sat up, startled. She quickly put on clothes,

    opened the door and went out.

    Luo Xi was in his room, reading.

    His quiet demeanor, gently flipping the pages, does

    indeed look like an elegant fairy tale prince.

    Yin Xia Mo did not speak but walked straight into his

    room and looked in trashcan, no. She glanced at him

    coldly, walked out, went to the trashcan in the living

    room, no. She then went into the kitchen and looked in

    the trashcan there.

    Dirty trash.

    Along with a discarded painting inside.

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    you out.

    Oh? Luo Xi laughed

    His smile as beautiful as the crimson cherry blossoms

    of May, his eyes like glittering crystals.

    I do not believe you have that capability.

    If you stayed at this home for a few more months,

    perhaps it will take more effort. Unfortunately, your

    roots are not deep; you are not my opponent.

    So confident?

    Luo Xis smile was even more striking.

    Would you care to try? She asked, smiling at him.

    He stared her.

    She gazed back.

    Two pair eyes flashed in the air.

    Alright, you win. Luo Xi said with a smile, his face

    expression, gentle, sweet, But, wait a year, you will

    regret that you once treated me like this.

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    Xia Mo laughed lightly, So this year, you have to tone

    it down, so that my parents and Xiao Cheng are happy.

    As to whether or not I will regret it, thats my problem.

    She turned and left.