No of Episodes: 21
Author: 席绢 (Xi Juan)
Female Voice: 十二月的乐飞 (Shí’ Er Yuè De Lè Fēi)
Another Xi Juan’s book that I like.
ML (Tang Yu/Hua) and FL (Xiao Su Su) married for 7 years and they have a son (Tang Xue Qian). In the Tang family, the men did not live long. Both ML’s father and brother died too young. The Tang family business is now in the hands of ML. One day, ML told his friend and staff (Shi Zhong Cheng) that he has decided to divorce with FL. It has already been too long and he wants a fresh start with another woman.
ML called FL to ask for a divorce. ML said he will continue to support her financially and she can continue with her current lifestyle. Their son can visit her when she wants. FL grew up in a protected family. She was a sickly child born prematurely by an elderly mother. Most of the time, she was home schooled due to her weak health. FL has no interaction with any strangers. Their protection was so extreme that it turned FL into an Anthropophobia. ML was crazily in love with FL and he married FL right after her graduation. FL’s parents knew that they will not live long to protect FL, hence they agreed to their marriage hoping that ML will continue to protect FL just like them. FL, however, did not understand any of this and in her eyes, ML was a bad person. ML caused her pain and always want to take her clothes off to have sex with her. After TXQ was born, TXQ was given to ML’s mother to look after. When FL’s parents passed away, FL’s condition became worse. She did not even step out from her room.
Du Fei Fan was FL’s schoolmate. One day, she came knocking at FL’s mansion. DFF turned away a few times in the past by FL’s housekeeper. DFF persisted and at last, she managed to barge her way in to see FL. DFF knew about FL’s family background and her sickness. DFF worked for a charity organisation and her job was to invite the rich and wealthy to donate to the charity. DFF’s aim was to get ML to make a donation but when she saw FL, she decided to help FL. FL asked DFF to help her when DFF was about to leave. FL was at the crossroads of her life. She has been lonely for many years and did not know how to walk out from the darkness.
With DFF’s guidance, FL started to leave home and walked out from her loneliness. FL even followed DFF around when DFF went around asking for the donation from the rich and the wealthy. FL also learnt to show affection to her son. Even though TXQ is only 6 years old, he is very mature for his age. TXQ wants to grow up quickly so that he can protect his mother. FL wants her son to enjoy his childhood and she supposed to protect her son instead of the other way round. TXQ was the reason that kept FL moving on and change herself.
DFF brought FL to Taipei and gave her an assignment. FL was very scared by she did not want to disappoint DFF hence she took up the courage to walk into the office building. FL was waiting to meet the person in charge outside a meeting room. When the door opened, three persons walked out. Shi Zhong Cheng, ML and Zhang Zi Lan. Both SZC and ML are shocked. ML asked FL why she was in Taipei. When ML saw the documents in FL’s hand, he passed it on to SZC to handle meanwhile he brought FL to his room. ML could not believe that FL could leave home on her own. ML could not stop himself and kissed FL. FL did not refuse the kiss. ML noticed the difference and started to wonder who brought the changes in FL.
It was all DFF’s plan. She purposely sent FL to ML’s company to ask for donation knowing that he will not reject his own wife. Since it was Christmas eve, DFF and FL made some snacks, decided to have a picnic with TXQ as his Christmas gift. ML joined their picnic. ML invited FL to stay back in Taipei to attend the family’s party but FL refused. After FL returned to Taizhong, she took out the old photo album. She saw a photo taken during TWQ’s first birthday and ML did not look happy. FL recounted the past and slowly realised that she was the cause of ML’s heartache and agony.
After Christmas, ML used the excuse of going to Taizhong for business but in reality, he wanted to see FL. ML took FL for an excursion and due to the bad weather, they stayed one night at the resort. FL was afraid to sleep in an unfamiliar room hence she asked ML to sleep with her instead. ML told FL that he cannot sleep with her and not make love to her. Their previous love-making sessions did not end well. ML still remembered the terrified look on FL’s face. FL confessed that she did not feel any pain after the first few times. FL is terrified because ML was always angry after the love-making session. ML slowly realised the source of their problem. That night, they tried again. Both were equally satisfied after that.
FL began to question her feelings towards ML. FL felt as if she was using ML to replace her parent’s love. DFF suggested to FL to try dating another man to verify her feelings but FL refused. In one of the events, a wealthy playboy called Zheng Xiao Yu was attracted to FL. ZXY wanted to meet FL again. ZXY even checked out where FL stayed and went knocking at FL’s door with flowers. ZXY was turned away by FL’s housekeeper. TXZ also tried to stop ZXW from seeing his mother. ML suddenly appeared and saw ZXY. He took the flowers from ZXY and thanked him for his admiration of his wife.
ML followed SZC’s advice to spend more time with FL. ML took FL to Taipei and planned to bring FL and TXQ to Canada for a holiday during the Chinese New Year. Three of them started to stay together like a normal family in Taipei.
ML’s mother never likes FL and was not agreeable to their marriage from the beginning. She was very happy when ML decided to divorce FL and started to match make a girl with her son. ML’s mother went on a trip and when she returned to Taipei, she was informed that FL was living together with her son and grandson. ML’s mother loves her son very much and did not want to cause any trouble for the couple.
FL was not sure whether ML loves her or it was due to obligation. FL took up the courage to confess her love to ML. ML was very happy when he heard that as he was also wondering whether FL stayed with him due to gratitude or love.