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Published at 22nd of January 2019 08:17:30 PM

Chapter 3

Jia hurriedly stood up as if to shake off her most unwanted thoughts . Those were poignant memories after all that became irrelevant to the current status of her triumph against failures and sadness, against loss and frustrations . High school life is such a silly period of unnecessary frustrations and infatuations entangled by its role confusions as emphazised in its stage of growth and development .

However, what started out as an infatuation bloomed silently into a strong emotion through her irresistible urge to follow him at a distance . She had constant communications with Jay, her bestfriend, who gave her the updates of everyone in their group . Though she suddenly disappeared and had not been heard of for ten years, her life was still an open book for Jay to read aloud .

It was from her that she knew the whereabouts of the five of them in their group, from the minutest detail to the broadest facts . And, of course, the full details of Anthon's life that became her weekly bread . Obliviously, her thoughts went back to an event 15 years ago .

"Jia, make room for my arrival next week . I want the six of us to be there . Don't ever plan to make excuses . " A message suddenly popped out from her phone .

"Where? Is he coming?"

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She asked with such controlled excitement .

"Blue Whale Mountain Resort . "

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She knew the place was situated on top of a mountain several kilometers away from the city . She also knew that it would be difficult for her to go and leave without her own transportation because of the distance . With this thought alone, she felt humiliated while the rest of them had already reached the pinnacle of success .

"I think I am not going . I don't belong there . "

"I have no time to argue with you but you really have to be there . Don't be silly . My family will be moving to Australia and I cannot figure out as of now yet , on how long will we be back . See you there, my love . "

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It seemed that she could not escape from her bestfriend's request . However, she dwelled on her insecurities as the only one who had not yet succeeded yet in their chosen field . All of them had families of their own already except Anthon . Mira and Sheila were teachers who became directors in each of their institutions and Jay became one of the highest paid accountants in the city but eventually got married to a foreign businessman . Liz, on the other hand, was completing her medical residency but was married to a surgeon who was US - based . Anthon, a succesful engineer, who was having contracts with the largest shipping industry of the country . What about her? She was still expecting luck would be so kind to her as her prayer to finish a college education was still very vague . She may had intermittent semestral enrollments but due to financial scarcity, she was forced to stop and , reluctantly, found herself working at a textile factory .

During her regular phone chats with Jay, she could not help herself from hurting . Success and opportunities obviously evaded her . She was obliged to support her sick parents due to heart failure and stroke impairments . She was an only daughter and, thus, could not risk to stop a year to focus on her studies . During those college enrollments she had, she also engaged in part - time jobs to be able to support her parents . She may had the brain but her fate of being born to a poverty - stricken family was beyond her control . With this, her self-esteem went so low that even an inspiring love life with someone else had no place in her plans . Somehow, she had a rare attitude of consoling herself . She was good in making myriad and diversed wild imaginations a reality for herself and, thus, find comfort and hope in it . In her make - believe world, she scripted a series of events that would eventually lead herself to Anthon's life .

Her constant nurturing of these thoughts made the feeling so intensed that she rejoiced upon the knowledge that he had not tied himself to someone else yet .Please download our sponsor's game to support us!