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Summer's Desire Chapter 3

Chapter 3
A boy ran into the classroom, excited. Luo Xi had beat
up several students in front of the bulletin board. After
the teachers dragged him to the disciplinary office, Luo
Xi even hit the Headmaster.
Why?!
The class asked in horror.
The boy shook his head in regret. He only stood outside
of the office and watched, so he doesn’t know why Luo
Xi suddenly punched the Headmaster in the jaw. He
only saw one of the students whispered something to
the Headmaster and then, the Headmaster said a word
that sounded like “prositute.”
Xia Mo sat a few rows ahead in the classroom, her
headphones turned up at a high volume, trying to block
out the surrounding noise. She was reading a book, but
suddenly the characters seemed too densely packed
together, making her eyes hurt.
She felt bored.
Some girls tried to defend Luo Xi, maybe it was a
misunderstanding or the other boys hit him first. The
boys shot them down immediately and laughed at

slammed the book shut. .” Xiao Cheng tried to talk while catching his breath. That fact was crystal clear. pushing and pulling. she ripped off her headphones. The loud music. The girls had nothing to say now. Luo Xi was nothing but garbage. Finally. “Jie. “What’s wrong?” she quickly asked. Loud voices rang out from inside. the noisy classroom. and shot up from her chair. her eyes turning cold. the classroom door opened once again. At this time. Xia Mo stared at her book. his face flushed with fresh tears in his eyes.them. “Jie!” Xiao Cheng ran to Xia Mo. Masses of students gathered in front of the disciplinary office. “Dad…Dad…in the disciplinary office…” Xia Mo’s body suddenly froze. All the students turned to see a red-faced but very cute boy running in. trying to see the drama unfolding within. but can only lay their head down and cried. a loud band resounded in the frightened but excited students’ ears as the Headmaster slapped his desk. They immediately recognized him as Xia Mo’s younger brother. It was already proven.

traces of dried blood can be seen on his face. though somewhat sullen. looking thoroughly embarrassed. They immediately gave way to her. Luo Xi was badly bruised. The students turned back. his nose dripping blood onto his suit.Suddenly. Xiao Cheng took her hand and stood beside her. “What-!” The students in front were discontented in being pushed back from the good position they fought so hard to get. the Young Master’s girlfriend. Several teachers were reprimanding the students. They knew this girl. as if the wind had come blowing through it. The sun had set in. Xia Mo stood in the doorway. It was Yi Xia Mo. who stood shrinking in the corner. frames. But gone was the old gentle look. Papers were flew everywhere. his hair shone in the sunlight. his shirt torn from the fight. replaced by . The Headmaster sat behind his desk. a force from behind separated the crowd. folders. all lay scattered on the floor. He was still surprisingly handsome. flower pots. awards. The guidance office was in a mess. “Get out of the way!” A female voice.

What kind of attitude is that?! I took him to the disciplinary office to ask what . Xia Mo saw her father. But Xiao Xi really didn’t steal anything. I’ll pay for all the injured students’ medical expenses. Because all were focused Luo Xi.” “I’m sorry. I will teach Xiao Xi. He kept bowing to the Headmaster. “The newspaper posted on the bulletin board already explained everything! Luo Xi not only didn’t repent but fought with the students. her palms turning cold. “Did I said that Luo Xi was a thief?!” the Headmaster demanded furiously. The teachers were still yelling at the other students. He apologized profusely. her heart hardened. Like a mother hen protecting her chicks. Yi Pa stood protectively in front of Luo Xi.” “I’m sorry. Headmaster. She bit her lips. That was a misunderstanding…” Xia Mo watched her father bowing down. He will not fight again. tingling as if it was shot with numerous needles.an odd mockery and indifference.” “I’m sorry. Xiao Xi was too impulsive. bowing down. his fat face sweating. but only carelessly. slapping his desk. “I’m sorry.

” Xia Mo interrupted.happened and he assaulted a teacher!” “I’m sorry…sorry…” “What’s the point of saying sorry?! You know him. Trust me. “We do not have time for investigations.” “Dad. Luo Xi stood coldly in the disciplinary office. Sweat rolled down Yi Pa’s palm. looking back and forth between the Headmaster and Luo Xi. Xiao Mo. “But we are not really…Xiao Xi…he isn’t thief…please look into it. “I’m more familiar with the school. “I’ll leave it to you then.” the Headmaster sharply responded.” He then left. his face pale. He stammered. “Dad.. then back to Xia Mo. you!” Yi Pa looked at the Headmaster. taking Xiao Cheng with him.please investigate…Xiao Xi…” “We’re a school. his face full of mockery.” Xia Mo continued. smiling. not the police. “Why don’t you go home first with Xiao Cheng and let me handle this?” Yi Pa hesitated. understood him?! You just adopted him! Why don’t you write that he steals things in his information? This is a school. .” Yi Pa finally nodded.

Xia Mo turned around. her eyes became cold. Wild rumors would sprout from this incident and even those who were there would exaggerate the event. It was quiet. It was a moment that would go down in the school’s history.” She left the office without a backward glance.Xia Mo waited until her father and brother were out of sight before she straightened up. her voice like ice. Luo Xi stared at the back of Xia Mo’s head. as if willing her to turn and look at him. strangely quiet. However. She didn’t but her hand tightly grasped his. Without a word. she took Luo Xi’s hand and pulled him out of the office. It would become a legend that will be handed down to all future students. the smile all but gone from her face. please do as we were taught and apologize. No one dared to breathe. “There are no evidences but you encourage your students to call other thieves? Is this how you teach?” she asked. “Since you do not have the ability to investigate then let me do it. “Hey! Stop! You-“the Headmaster shouted. no one did anything but to merely look in awe after the couple’s . But for now. if you are wrong. angry. pulling Luo Xi with her.

” Xia Mo answered “Is it that simple?” Ou Chen questioned “How complicated can it be?” Xia Mo asked back. she couldn’t help to roughly tousled it. She cocked her head to look him in the eyes. “What’s your relationship with this Luo Xi?” “He’s the child that my dad adopted. He ignored her presence but dismissed all his servants. “Why are you acting out against me? If you don’t want to see me. “Hey.” Ou Chen’s face hardened.” She turned to leave but Ou Chen called after her. “Hey!” Ou Chen cried out in protest. He stayed silent as if being rebellious. “You know why. “Why did you say all that stuff in the disciplinary office?” Xia Mo smiled and turned around. Xia Mo took the towel from one of the maid and dried Ou Chen herself. Are you . “Hey what?” Xia Mo retorted. the brother that Xiao Cheng likes. Xia Mo dried him carefully and gently but when she got to his hair. then I won’t appear in front of you again.disappearing backs. ___________ Ou Chen was swimming in his house’s pool when Xia Mo came.

“That would never happen. Ou Chen’s face softened. Xia Mo gently chastised him. You can meet with Mrs. “Is it just that?” She used the towel to carefully wipe her each finger on her hand. “If you’re going to get angry. then please find a better reason. though still slightly brooding. Because you will always help me.” He muttered sullenly Xia Mo laughed. “Satisfied?” Ou Chen looked somewhat pacified.” Xia Mo grinned at him. What are you going to if I decide not to help you?” Xia Mo chuckled. Xia Mo gazed at him and tenderly fixed his hair.” . “I’ve already got someone to contact the police and get their report. So are you going to help me or not?” Ou Chen sighed. Or else I’m going to be angry and won’t ever see you again.” “Really?” “Yes. Ou Chen couldn’t help but to smile ruefully back. “If you’re not sure then don’t talk so big. I’ve also called the Songs. “You held his hand. Song tomorrow.jealous?” Ou Chen looked away. her eyes bright.

After dinner. “Xiao Xi is not a thief. Since Luo Xi joined their family. “In the future. “Xiao Mo. his face complicated “Oh. Xiao Cheng helped Yi Ma cleaned up while Yi Pa asked Xia Mo to accompany him to the courtyard.” he whispered. Xia Mo sat under the cherry blossom tree.” She quietly looked at the stars in the sky. Xia Mo laughed lightly and told him not to worry. The night sky was moonless though countless twinkling stars scattered across the black canvas. but you have to believe he is not a thief. Yi Pa asked nervously during dinner how Xia Mo is planning to investigate the situation. “Xia Mo.” Yi Pa said.Ou Chen glanced at her. looking into the night. do not be so close to that Luo Xi. listening to her dad talked. as if they were annoyed too. pulled her close. which flashed on and off.” . she has not had a chance to talk with her dad like this. somewhat defiantly Ou Chen suddenly took hold of Xia Mo’s hand.” ___________ At home Friday night. and kissed her on the forehead. Dad knows you do not seem to like Xiao Xi. Or else…” “Or else what?” Xia Mo asked. “you are mine.

she disappeared and never attended school again. Then one day. her temperament friendly. Xiao Mo. I never dared to talk to her. I kept on crying as all the other students were laughing at me. his voice soft and low. She came and gave me a handkerchief to wipe my tears. fatter than I am now. almost all of the male students had a crush on her. “Her school work was good.” “Dad…” Xia Mo gently leaned against her dad’s shoulder “I saw Xiao Xi at the orphanage. did you have a crush on Luo Xi’s mom?” Yi Pa looked embarrassed.” Yi Pa recalled.” Xia Mo was surprised to see her dad’s eyes getting red. I found out he was her . she was also very pretty. Other girls totally ignored me. only she would see me and nod and smile. I did so badly on a test that the teacher made me stand in the corridor.” “Dad. She was the best student in our school. “But I said nothing to her. One time. She was like a fairy and I just couldn’t open my mouth. Dad was useless. I was really fat then. “At that time. All the students liked her. She might not even remember me.“Why?” “Luo Xi’s mom and I went to the same high school.

her voice drifting with the night wind.” she said softly. There will not be anyone bullying Luo Xi. He looked exactly like her. “Do you know why I never really liked Luo Xi?” Yi Pa looked at her.” Yi Pa’s voice trembled. love you… . Stars glimmering like jewels. as if Xiao Cheng and I were forgotten. Xia Mo blushed. The beautiful night sky. “Dad. I shouldn’t have told you about that. don’t worry. “I believe you. Yi Pa calmed down. “You’re telling me about your past means that you trust me.” After a while. I love…love you laughing with us. I will protect him. Xiao Mo is very happy. Dad. “Since Luo Xi came to our house.” “Why shouldn’t you?” Xia Mo put her head on his shoulder. It is impossible. Dad. embarrassed. “I’m sorry. it seems as if all you care about is him. Xiao Mo. love you asking us about school.” Yi Pa smiled happily and patted his daughter on the shoulder.child but I already knew as soon as I saw him. He looked over to her. Xia Mo nestled affectionately inside her father’s arms. And Dad. “Her child cannot be a thief.” Xia Mo nodded fervently. puzzled.

his eyes as cold as the morning fog.” Xia Mo happily closed her eyes and snuggled deeper in her father’s arms. bind by the green lace. disturbed and sad. . Yi Pa left. fluttering in the night sky. “Xiao Mo…” Xia Mo smiled at him. covering his forehead. It’s not that Dad doesn’t care about you and Xiao Cheng. leaving Xia Mo and Luo Xi alone in the yard. The night wind coursed through the courtyard. her hair twisting like seaweed. a beautiful smile. The light from the night sky outlined the silhouette of a young man. The night wind created a mess of his brown hair. He had been standing there for who knows how long. There’s no one that can replace the two of you. In my heart. Her eyes like the calm sea. Xia Mo suddenly sat up from her father.loving us. you and Xiao Cheng are well behaved and sensible. “Dad…” “I’m sorry. It’s because Xiao Xi had suffered so much that I wanted to take special care of him.” Yi Pa looked at her. She turned. Xiao Mo.” “Thank you. Dad. The cherry blossoms moved along with the breeze.

She sighed contently and closed her eyes.Xia Mo folded her hands back and slowly lay down on the stone platform. next to her. the dense branches left gaps for the bright stars. “Pity you? Why should I pity you? I also came from the orphanage.” His eyes reflected a frightening amount of loneliness and stubbornness. “Why did you help me?” he asked She did not speak.” Luo Xi stared at her. just like he did you. then lay down. The leaves rustled in the night air. Dad adopted us. her breathing calm. his expression complicated. He put his head on his arms. but also a whore. Luo Xi stared at her for a while. “I rather you hate me than pity me. The two lay quietly under the beautiful starlight. “Don’t you hate me?” he continued She appeared to be asleep. “Should I pity you because you were called a thief? I was not only called a thief. Xia Mo laughed with disdain. “Xiao Cheng and I are not the real children of this family. “Are you mocking me?” “You don’t know?” Xia Mo asked indifferently. gazing coldly at the night sky through the leaves.” Luo Xi glared at her. Or is it .

“but my mom…my mom was really…” Xia Mo sighed. There’s really nothing pitiful about you.” Xia Mo continued calmly. “I have seen many like you at the orphanage.” She walked back into the house. Xia Mo suddenly turned around. You act all gentle in front of that Young Master. . I am the same as you.because your mom was called a prostitute?” “You-” Luo Xi sat up angrily “Dad said your mom was like a fairy. You’re even a better actor than I am. Luo Xi stared after her for a long time. acting so indifferent when all you want is to be loved. “I will help you this time. And deep down. But remember that you owe me. “That’s right.” Xia Mo sat up. then naïve and cute in front of Dad. But I’m not as stupid. swinging her legs.” Luo Xi stood up and laughed coldly. acting all sweet and nice to get adopted. “Offending Ya Min when you know it could get you sent back to the orphanage. you’re a much colder person.” The two of them were so close to each other that they could feel the breath from the other’s lips.” She walked over to him. “The truth is you’re the same as me.

On Monday’s flag raising ceremony. When Xiao Cheng decided to peek into Luo Xi’s room. Ya Min continued. . the family found out it was actually a servant who stole all of that stuff. After Luo Xi’s arrest. All of the students were stunned. Xia Mo came back to the house and went to Luo Xi’s room. Song on Saturday. The matter was resolved easier than she have reckoned. his head hung low. She tossed him a tape cassette and told him to use it as he liked. she was not willing to say anything. Luo Xi went to Ya Min and clasped his shoulder like a brother would. to accept any of the punishment the school gives. When Xia Mo went to see Mrs. everyone was surprised to see Luo Xi on stage with Ya Min. Watching from afar was Xia Mo. But at the pressing of Xia Mo. Mrs. Luo Xi spent all of Sunday listening to the tape. he found that Luo Xi had gone out. Luo Xi stealing was actually a misunderstanding. He is willing to apologize.___________ On Saturday night. Uproar started in the crowd. Ya Min spoke tentatively in the microphone. He is very sorry to Luo Xi.

flew into Luo Xi’s arms with such strength that Luo Xi’s head hit the cherry tree’s trunk. Luo Xi Ge!!” Xiao Cheng. “Luo Xi Ge. It was Ya Min. The sun shined down in her eyes. ___________ Xiao Cheng rushed into the courtyard when he got home from school. while Xia Mo walked behind him slowly. Luo .Song finally admitted that Luo Xi never stole anything. All of this was recorded in the tape recorder. carrying his bags. She really liked Luo Xi but Ya Min is. a female figure walked up the stage. after all. laughing and crying. creating such clarity as never seen in them before. She did not call the police but when they arrived along with the reporters. Song tried to make the two of them become friends but it was futile. Mrs. Song. Xia Mo couldn’t help but laugh. Xia Mo smiled. Luo Xi was so popular in school and good at everything that it made Ya Min jealous. It was Mrs. She went up and hugged both Luo Xi and Ya Min. The crowd cheered. From the crowd. her biological son so she had no choice but to send Luo Xi back to the orphanage. she had to go with the story that Luo Xi is the thief.

and glanced back at Luo Xi. say it now. a strange smile on his face.Xi looked up. Xiao Mo turned to go back into the house but paused. You actually recorded someone’s conversation without their permission? Don’t you know that’s shameless?” Xia Mo said impatiently. “Luo Xi. aware that she is laughing at him. Why are you so stubborn? If you want to . you’re the one that’s shameless. In truth.” Luo Xi said with a deliberate straight face. Forcing a smile. “If you have something to say. Luo Xi leaned back against the tree trunk and looked at Xia Mo. he said. and stared at her sullenly. such a warm and innocent gesture made him shy and he does not know how to respond. really likes Luo Xi Ge! Xiao Cheng knew you were not so bad!!” “Little one. alright?” “OK!” Xiao Cheng said happily and went inside the house. Then come out and play. you made my shirts all dirty. Beneath the tree. “They all believe you! Luo Xi Ge! Xiao Cheng really. “Yi Xia Mo. his mouth stretched into an evil smile. “Go inside and wash your face.” His eyes shined.

“Were you worry that I would play the tape?” She did not answer. Hearing those soft two words suddenly made the defense around Xia Mo’s heart collapse and she bit her lip. . smiling. He turned his head. If you have played that tape in front of everyone.” Luo Xi sounded careless but there was a slight tremble to his voice. Seeing her smile suddenly made Luo Xi’s heart thud heavily.thank me then do it openly. silently watching her out of the corner of his eyes. “Thank you.” Luo Xi glanced at her. “Wait!” Luo Xi called out Xia Mo stopped. Song Ya Min would hate you forever. But now. Xia Mo started to go back into the house. he will no longer dare to offend you. Merely continued to look at him. Why talk nonsense? If I was shameless for recoding the conversation secretly. as if in fear. then you are also shameless for using the recorded tape. “But you are not so stupid. The leaves of the cherry tree rustled.” She eyed him and laughed.