No of Episodes: 22
Author: 黑颜 (Hei Yan)
Female Voice: 墨薄言 (Mo Bao Yan)
I found another interesting book by Hei Yan.
FL (Wu Gui Lan) is a prostitute and an ex-prisoner. FL came from a poor farming family. She is the eldest daughter and to support her family, she gave up her study and went to the city to look for a job when she was 15 years old. She got a job as a nanny. Her employer often complained about her husband cheating. When her employer got pregnant, she persuaded FL to go with her to catch her husband cheating with his mistress. When they got there, FL’s employer changed her accusation and said that her action was instigated by FL. In order to keep her husband happy, FL’s employer drugged FL and let her husband rape FL. FL locked up in a room as a sex slave until one day she fights back. FL injured her employer’s husband private parts. FL convicted and sent to prison for a few years. In the prison, she got to know a hooker. After FL came out from the prison, she started to prostitute herself.
FL walked home after a client’s appointment. FL saw a well-dressed man who seems drunk walking on the street. FL approached the man to offer her service. The man accepted it. FL asked for payment before she followed the man home but suddenly the man pulled her to an abandoned building and without any warning, he pulled her dress up and have sex with her back facing him. After the man finished, he walked away without looking back.
FL walked home cursing the man she met. FL bumped into a group of hooligans trying to rape a young woman. The woman screamed for help. At first, FL wants to ignore her but then changed her mind and saved the girl. FL lied about having HIV to scare off the hooligans but she also got kicked by the hooligans before they left. The woman followed FL home.
The next day, when FL woke up, the woman has already left. FL got a call from a stranger related to the woman that she saved the night before for a meeting. When FL got to the coffee shop, it was the same man from the night before. The man is Lin Xiu Qiao (ML). ML asked about the incident that Jia Jia faced the night before and gave FL a sum of money to ask her to show him what happened the night before and to see where Jia Jia spent the night. On the way, FL and ML met another prostitute. The prostitute told ML that FL has HIV and better let her service him instead. FL and the prostitute got into a fight. ML thought FL did not recognise him and he also started to worry about HIV infection and left very soon.
Business has not been good for FL at all. FL also found out that she was pregnant. FL has always insisted her customer to use condom except for that one night. FL went to the hospital once a month for check-up knowing that her health is her only asset. Her entire family relies on her for money hence she needs to take good care of her own health.
One day, FL saw a man being beaten up for not paying after eating. FL pitied the man and paid for him. The man looks like Lin Xiu Qiao but the man claimed that he did not know his own name and appeared homeless. FL was very fierce towards the man and but later her heart soften when she saw the man standing outside her house in the cold for the night. FL took the man in and warned him to look for a job to support himself. FL called him Cheng Gong.
FL and Cheng Gong got kicked out by the house owner. The house did not want to rent her room to FL after she heard rumours about FL having HIV. FL and Cheng Gong moved to a house with very cheap rent. FL later got to know that the house rented cheaply because of it is known as haunted. It does not matter to FL as long as they have a place to stay. FL and Cheng Gong went to the rubbish dump to look for items that they can recycle and sell. That was how they supported their lives. FL and Cheng Gong fell in love.
Cheng Gong got to know a small boy called Xiao Jing who often comes to their house. Once, there was a family stayed in the house and after their son drowned in the nearby pond, they moved away. The spirit of the small boy is Xiao Jing.
One day, as FL and Cheng Gong walked home, they bumped into a man called A Sen. A Sen called Cheng Gong, Liu Xiu Qiao and asked where has he been when everyone was looking for him. Cheng Gong claimed he was not Liu Xiu Qiao and walked away. That night, FL thought for a long time. The next day, FL brought Cheng Gong to A Sen and left him there. ML missed FL a lot and went back to see her. ML saw Xiao Jing and Xiao Jing said he can bring him to look for FL. FL saw ML got hit by a car.
When ML woke up, his past memories came back. FL left knowing that this Liu Xiu Qiao is not Cheng Gong and he will not like her, hence she left.
FL came home and told Xiao Jing that she is not moving out of the house. FL knows Xiao Jing is a spirit. FL questioned whether ML’s accident caused by Xiao Jing. Xiao Jing claimed he is helping ML to recover his memory. Xiao Jing told FL that he got abused by his stepfather and he never received any love from his parents. Xiao Jing asked FL to become his mother. FL agreed.
It is New Year and FL decided to cook a good meal for herself. On her way out of the market, her purse got snatched. FL ran after the thief. After she caught him, she beat him but she let the thief go after she got back her purse. When FL turned around, she saw ML. ML took some time to recognise FL without make-up. After ML woke up in the hospital, he got to know that he had stayed with FL. When ML got to know that FL had lied about being infected with HIV, ML purposely made troubles for FL. ML offered to send FL home. FL wants to reject but after she felt a pain in her stomach, she accepted the offer. ML claimed that he has forgotten the time he stayed with FL. FL said she has accepted a sum of money from A Sen for taking care of him so they do not owe each other anything.
FL never expected ML to stay on after they reached her house. In front of her house, it was full of recycling items that she collected from the rubbish dump. But inside her house, it was very clean. FL started to cook and ask ML to stay back for dinner. ML agreed. While cooking, FL said she might have offended someone who caused her to stop work temporarily. ML asked why she rather stays in the city instead of going home. FL told ML how hard life was in the village. FL surprised that both can have a cordial conversation. FL told ML that she is pregnant and cannot continue to work as a prostitute until after the baby came out. ML shocked and asked why she ran after the thief if she is pregnant. FL said if she did not do it, no one will help her. Suddenly, FL received a call from her family. ML did not realise that he spent the new year eve with a prostitute instead of having it his dinner with his family and Jia Jia. After FL put down the phone, she said her sister will visit her before she enters the university. ML asked about the baby’s father. FL said she does not know who is the father. ML surprised why FL still want to keep the baby having such a hard time unless she has feelings for the baby’s father.
FL asked ML whether he wants to sleep with her for free. ML did not agree or disagree. ML did not stay the night taking into consideration that FL is pregnant. Xiao Jing appeared after ML left. FL asked whether Xiao Jing will regret choosing her as his mother as he will grow up with no father. Xiao Jing said it does not matter as he will have a loving mother. Xiao Jing started to tell his story of how he died and how he got abused and being treated by his own parents. FL told Xiao Jing and said she will try to be a good mother.
Shen Jia complained that ML did not pay attention to what she said. ML seems to keep his family, Shen Jia and A Seng at a distance and he did not even feel guilty when he did not turn up for dinner with his family a few nights ago. Shen Jia got upset with ML and questioned whether ML still remember FL. In the moment anger, Shen Jia said ML got into an accident when he went to look for FL.
ML went to see FL and saw her with another man. FL shocked to see ML. ML claimed that he was on the way hence he dropped by to see her. ML saw the other man in her house and purposely said he did not expect to see a client in her house. The man felt uncomfortable seeing ML. The man is Jiang Wei, FL’s friend from the same village who has helped her a lot in the past. Jiang Wei asked whether FL wants him to come pick her up tomorrow. FL said she will pack a few things and go over on her own. After Jiang Wei left, ML pulled FL into his arm and kissed her. ML pulled out a few notes and put it on the table. FL got upset and started to act like a prostitute and gave ML a blowjob. FL told ML that she will not be around for the next few days. FL said she will stay temporarily with Jiang Wei when her sister comes for a visit. ML got angry and jealous and asked whether she would give Jiang Wei a blowjob too? FL said if that is what Jiang Wei wants, she would do it to repay all the favour that Jiang Wei did for her. ML and FL exchange heated words with each other. ML thought he has gone crazy to have feelings towards FL and left.
The next day, FL left her house with a couple of personal items. ML appeared and asked FL not to go. FL ignored ML. Suddenly, ML hugged FL from the back. ML said he comes to stop her and wanted to know whether the baby belongs to him. ML talked about their first meeting 3 months ago where he had sex with her at the abandoned building. FL remembered that night. In FL’s heart, she felt happy if it is true that ML is the baby’s father. ML wanted FL to stay at his place. FL asked ML to give her a sum of money and considered everything settled and she will not bother him in future. FL said she will leave it to ML to decide the sum. ML said he will only pay after the baby is confirmed his. FL walked away saying she has matters to attend. ML pulled FL into his car. Suddenly FL received a call from her sister. ML asked whether he can help but FL said it will help a lot if he does not get involved. ML was about to argue back when he saw a teardrop on FL’s face.
When FL got to the train station, she controlled her emotion. ML realised that FL is very good at hiding her feelings. FL rushed to the train station and saw her sister and her dad. It has been 6 years since she saw them. FL can sense their hostility. FL knew her family knows about her work in the city when she heard them asking whether she was going to continue to lie to them. FL asked ML to send them home. In the car, FL’s sister asked about the relationship between ML and FL. ML said he is FL’s friend. FL’s dad asked ML whether he is aware that FL is a prostitute. FL’s sister told FL how they got to know about her job. When they reached her home, FL got a slap from her dad. FL begged ML to leave first. But FL’s sister and dad stopped ML from leaving. FL looked at her sister and father and admitted that she works as a prostitute to earn a living. Her sister criticised and scolded FL. FL said everyone can scold her but not her sister as she used her money for her study. FL’s dad got angry and want to use a chair to hit FL but stopped by ML. ML said FL is pregnant with his child. FL sister and father said that FL brings shame to the family. FL argued that it was her hard-earned money that her sister used for her study. Both her sister and father left and said they will consider her dead. FL broke down at last and then called Jiang Wei to look after her dad and sister on her behalf. FL asked ML to stop coming to her house. FL ignored ML and went into her own room to lay on the bed. ML wants to leave but went to FL’s room instead.
The next day, FL saw A Sen waiting outside her house asking for her service. FL got to know that all her bad luck of not getting customers and being kicked out of her rented room were due to ML.
ML came back to see FL one month later. FL refused the open the door. Xiao Jing persuaded FL to give ML a chance. After a long while, FL went to open the door. She thought ML would have left but he was still waiting outside. ML thought FL has a customer in her house not knowing that FL was talking to Xiao Jing. FL asked ML to leave her alone and said she knows what he did to her. ML confessed his feelings to FL and proposed to FL. FL rejected him and asked him not to come to see her anymore. ML requested for something in return. FL knows she has nothing to offer to ML and said ML can take anything from her home. ML pulled FL into his arms to show that he is taking her. That night, ML slept in FL’s house. ML did not turn up again until a few weeks later. FL thought ML has changed his mind.
When FL saw ML, she ignored him. ML pulled FL into his car and said her parents are in his house. ML did not come to see her because he wants to settle his relationship with Jia Jia, persuade his parents to accept his decision and went to FL’s hometown to bring her parents to the city. FL married ML at last.