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Darling in the Mask

Darling in the Mask

PiperShea | Romance

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In a dark room, Zhi started to wake up. She found herself slipping in and out of consciousness. A metallic and slightly sweet smell of blood filled her nose that was followed by a harsh smell of urine, feces and burning trash. "Where am I?" Zhi's breathing became labored until she could only hyperventilate. Zhi's head was hurting from where she was struck and was nursing an unbearable headache. She tried but wasn't able to free her hands to check her wounds. Panic sunk in. "How..can..this..be..happening." Each word felt like pulling teeth. No..no.. no..no..no..please God don't let this be happening again. This time, there would be no Tadashi. This time she wouldn't be saved, she will die here. A door cracked open. Bits of light seeped through. Instead of fresh air coming in the rancid smell intensified in the tiny room. "Good, you're awake. I hate that you made me stay here this long. I'll make you suffer twice as much as I just did. The voice got angry and violent, "I mean, you even made me leave before getting my future husband's name." Zhi was slapped hard in the face over and over. "Are you listening to me little Ruo?"

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Chapter 1: Chapter One: The Reunion

A very handsome man dressed in a tux sat alone in a club. The man didn't talk to anyone, and gave a f*ck off attitude that made even the sleaziest of woman leave him alone.

His icy eyes were expressionless. He quickly scanned the room leaving nothing unnoticed before he slumped further down in his seat and ordered 6 shots from the nearest bartender.The man then tossed them all back one after the other.

Tadashi had a rough day and he needed to drown himself with liquor and loud music to escape a little. He just needed a few minutes outside of his own head or he would completely lose himself, what little of him there was left to lose anyway?

Tadashi ordered 3 more shots and was about to pound them back when a silver-haired beauty stormed through the club entrance.

Could it be his silver-haired beauty?

Tadashi lost his cold look and a handsome smile spread on his face making him look years younger and way more attractive.

The silver-haired beauty rushed through the doors of the night club like a mysterious goddess. Her pitch black eyes looked dangerous... like wild stallions about to charge.

With a better glance, one could see she had tears running down her beautiful face.

The sad lookingwomen made way to the middle of the dance floor. The shut her eyes and swayed with the music. Her whole body following the rhythm perfectly. Her dancing looked sad and yet undeniably beautiful.

By this time Tadashi had lost his cold look completely. There were some girls down the bar who had been watching him took this new attitude of his as a good sign. The two bravest of group slinked over trying their hardest to capture his heart.

Tadashi found them both utterly disgusting.

One tried batting her long extended eyelashes and tried her best to show off her expensive dress that left nothing to the to the imagination while the other offered to buy his next drink.

Tadashi coldly ignored them both. His eyes glued to the woman dancing in the middle of the room like a ballerina princess. She moved elegantly and accentuated every part of her body.

With big round jelouse eyes the disguting woman with the expensive dress glared at the mysterious woman that had caught the attention of her new love interest. She lifted her chin high in the air. She just couldn't hold herself back. "What are you looking at her for," she said tying her best to be sexy but still came our whining. "She is ugly and clearly gets around. I am much better than her. I come from a good family," she boldly sat on the mans leg before adding, "she is probably someone's dirty little mistress." The slouzzy women felt proud of herself for getting this far with the man.

The man's eyes shot daggers at the women in his lap. She was thin and boney. This disgusted Tadashi even more.

Finally acknowledging her existence he coldly replied to her annoying whining. "Her, ugly? If a dog took a shit, I would rather look at 'IT' then 'YOU' any day!" He said nothing else and threw the ghastly women off him. The women picked herself off and the two women rushed off, one of them in complete tears.

Tadoshi sat back further into his seat and scanned for his silver haired beauty.

By this time the entire night club was fixated on the mystery women dancing in the center of the room.

It was only when she stopped dancing that the people in the club came out of their trance.

The siver haired woman headed to the bar and ignored everyone as they watched her wild silver hair blow past them.

Her eyes were completely dry now but she wiped them anyway. She looked over at the man in the tux slumped on the bar. "I want whatever he had." She demanded from the bartender.

To her surprise, the bartender passed her 9 full shot glasses. Without hesitating, she gave a slight smile and took the shots back-to-back just as the man in the tux had done. "Well, I wasn't expecting that," she admitted, "but definitely a welcomed surprise."

The man in the tux gave a smirk, "Sorry miss, I had a long day." He definitely didn't expect someone to match his alcohol consumption especially a small woman like her. Well small but curvy. Her hips were full and made Tadashi's mouth water. She was perfectly proportioned and Tadashi wanted to caress every inch of her.

Without looking at the man the woman agreed, admitting she had also had a long day.

"Tadashi Gao, is the name and yours miss?" Tadashi hoped his name would spark some off distance memories.

"Zhi Ruo." Normally she wouldn't give strangers her real name but the 9 shots were starting to affect her. Not wishing to say anything else she swiftly added, "Goodbye."

Zhi looked up to clearly see the face of the man that had been slouching at the bar in front of her. He looked familiar. Her stomach dropped.

Suddenly old memory's flashed in her mind. Her heart sank.

Could this be him? Could this be my hero? "Hurry... tell me... what did you say your name was again?"

The man straightened out. 'She remembers?' His heart started beating faster. It was unusual for him to feel any type of emotion. A sense of hope rushed over him. He had waited 8 long years for this moment. "I said, my name is Tadashi Gao," He repeated giving his sexiest smile.

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