Lily paced back and forth inside her room. Her hands were balled into a fist while trying to control her trembling nerves.
Renren was the man that she slept with seven years ago!
How could the world be so small? Was this some sort of a joke?
Though Lily thought of it as a one-night stand, she could never forget the man's low voice,the bobbing of his Adam's apple, the crooked smile on his beautiful lips, his gasps and grunts. How could she forget the best sex in her life?
It was exactly seven years ago when Lily discovered that Xuan Hui was taking her sister out without her knowledge. As his fiancée, she instantly felt offended and confronted him about it. However, Xuan Hui denied it and claimed innocence. In her anger, Lily went to a bar and to drown her frustrations with alcohol, while inwardly hoping that her fiancé would look for her at the bar and explain things to her.
She waited and waited but to her disappointment, Xuan Hui didn't come. Lily felt angrier and decided to look for a way to make Xuan Hui jealous, thinking that this might jolt him into taking action to clear up the air with her. So Lily thought of looking for some men to dance with at the bar. She was also counting on the gossipy onlookers in the bar to recognise her as Xuan Hui's fiancée and tell on her. After all, Xuan Hui was a known patron of the bar.
In her naivety, she thought that once news about her dancing with unknown men in the bar reaches Xuan Hui's ears, he would drop everything he was doing and rush down to the bar. She thought that this might make him realize how precious she was to him and how he wouldn't want to lose her affections, treating her better henceforth. At the very least, she thought that he would pull her out of the bar to save her from potentially embarrassing herself and himself in return. Of course, that was all Lily's wishful thinking. How naive she was!
With this in mind, she immediately roamed her eyes around the bar and her eyes caught on a handsome man who was just sitting at the table next to her. Luck seemed to be on her side as he seemed interested in her from the way he was intently staring at her, observing her from afar.
Lily psyched herself to execute her plan and instantly gave the man a coquettish smile and took the initiative to ask him for a dance. And as expected, the man agreed without blinking an eye. The dance started simple but after dancing for a while, Lily decided to spice things up so that when Xuan Hui arrived, he get to see a great show on the dance floor. Lily did not even know what gave her the courage to be so bold and provocative in the first place.
It was as if liquid adrenaline was injected into her system making her lose control and unleashed all her pent up emotions. She grew bolder and began to dance seductively around the man. At the same time, she felt something igniting inside her, something that she never felt towards Xuan Hui before.
She noticed that the longer she danced with the man, the more attractive she found the man to be. It was like they were made for each other, like a jigsaw puzzle fitting together, perfectly complementing one another. They barely knew each other but their movements were in perfect sync. They were giving each other a sexual vibe, their senses were stimulated with every touch during the dance.
As someone who was sexually inexperienced, Lily thought that what she felt towards the man at that time was nothing but lust. After sleeping with the man, she left silently the next morning before he woke up. Of course, she didn't forget to leave behind some compensation for his 'service'. Since he was good in bed, Lily assumed he was a trained escort. Lily had made an appointment at the hospital a week later to get herself checked for any sexually transmitted disease. She knew that there was a possibility that she might contract a disease as they had unprotected sex and such sexually transmitted diseases are infectious. Fortunately, the man was clean.
When she eventually found out that she had been drugged that night, Lily couldn't help but wonder if what she felt toward the man that night was under the influence of the drug or it was genuine. The drug that was in her system was not some aphrodisiac, but it would lower her inhibitions and cause her to somewhat lose control. So, she knew in her heart that everything that happened that night was her choice. She quickly concluded that what she felt towards Renren then was just lust.
However, at the present, she realized that her conclusion in the past had been wrong. This man, who was working as her driver was actually very attractive. In addition, she could not deny the fact that she was indeed rather attracted to him, physically at least. The heat that was growing on her neck would attest to this.
Now that Lily recognized the man before her was the same one that she slept with seven years ago, she suddenly recalled everything about him. Seven years ago, the man was already an Adonis, a god in human form. His perfectly carved biceps reminded her of a carved jade. It was perfect. The man also had drool worthy abs and… and… the humongous… Lily felt herself blush which made her furious.
Though she never blamed Renren for what happened seven years ago, Lily still found it difficult to believe that she lusted for an escort. He was an escort for crying out loud! It was his job to pleasure women, countless women! Was she looking to be infected with a disease? Was she losing her mind?
Lily slumped into her king-sized bed and closed her eyes. At the age of 27, she was still lusting after an escort. Is there any other thing more embarrassing than this?
"What's wrong with you?" Lily jolted up and looked at Li Shanshan who had just entered her room without a sound. "Why are you so red? Are you sick?"
"Yes! I am," Lily answered, avoiding her friend's hand who was trying to touch her forehead. "But I already took some meds. Stay away from me or you will get sick too."
"Alright Lily Qin, spill it," Li Shanshan demanded before taking a seat beside Lily. "You are having dirty thoughts about your hot body guard, aren't you?"
When Li Shanshan saw Lily widened her eyes in surprise, she immediately burst into peals of laughter. "You are? Oh my god! How could you?"
"I will call the agency tomorrow and request for them to change him," Lily stated.
"Why would you do that?"
"Why wouldn't I?" she retorted. "A hot man like him would only bring trouble."
"Then, can I have him?" Li Shanshan's eyes sparkled as she teased her friend.
"Of course not!" Lily blurted without reservation. Although she knew that Li Shanshan was only joking, for some reason, the thought of her friend having Renren was making her upset. Was she jealous? Of course not. Jealousy is for the insecure and she was nothing like that. "He was an escort."
"How did you know that?"
"He told me," Lily answered with a straight face.
"Really?" Li Shanshan let out a sigh. "Alright, I have to resign myself to follow in your footsteps and be single forever."
"Oh, by the way, I met Yang Mi downstairs. She was with her mother and she wanted me to pass a message to you. She said that President Zhuo's secretary had called her and told her that President Zhuo will be able to meet you in his office tomorrow morning," Li Shanshan added.
"Really? That's good." Lily smiled. At least President Zhuo was still willing to meet her despite what happened tonight.
After kicking her friend out of her room, Lily signed some documents before she retired for the night. She told herself that she needed to sleep early tonight so that she wouldn't have eyebags the next day. She wanted to look her best when she meets President Zhuo.
Lily shook off her thoughts of Renren out of her mind. She refused to let the man invade her thoughts any further. That man was the father of her unborn child and she promised herself not to let her past hinder her future.
Once again, she reminded herself to call the agency to have them send another security personnel and replace Renren.
Renren, the escort belonged in her past… and the past should stay in the past and be forgotten. Before long, she drifted off to sleep.