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 Season 7

Episode 58

(What like means)

After that, Emily still chose to believe Sean, though she held some deep doubts, and did not want him to cure Jacob anymore.    

Sean did not dare mistreat Jacob as he was afraid that Emily would never believe him again. Every day Sean had to watch as she stayed with Jacob and he could do nothing but tolerate it.    

Sean knew without a doubt that Jacob had regained his memories, but he did not know how to explain this to Emily, as Jacob was really good at disguising himself. Emily would never believe Sean if he said something.  

  'What can I do to force Jacob to give himself away?' Sean pondered desperately.    

Jacob did not care what Sean was planning at all, as he now turned all his attention on Emily. He wondered how he might help her regain Emily's memories and stop being Cloris.  

He was not gifted with profound medical knowledge like Sean, so he planned on taking Emily back to Z Country to try and jog her memories.    

However, they were in Sean's place now so it was not really possible to spirit Emily away. He would have to find another way.   

 It was autumn now and Jacob had almost fully recovered. He still pretended to be as silly as before in front of Emily, but sometimes, he would try to nudge her memory.    

Just as Jacob had predicted, Emily had not only lost all her memories, but someone else's memories had been implanted into her mind. Sean had made her become a completely different person-Cloris Lu!    

Sean had once been, and still was, crazy for this woman-his own sister!  

Unable to stop feeling furious, Jacob could not see Emily as anyone other than just Emily. She was unique in the world and would never be anyone else's substitute! She was Emily and he loved her.   

 'What a devil you are, Sean! How could you have feelings for your own sister! You disgusting bastard!' Jacob cursed him mentally.    

"Seventh, what are you thinking? Why do you always stare off so blankly?" Emily's voice pulled Jacob back to reality, and snapping to the moment, he looked into her face blankly. He was careful not to let her catch him at his pretense.   

 She shook her fingers in front of his eyes and continued, "Do you feel discomfort anywhere? You have been absent-minded several times today. If I had known it, I would not have asked you to come with us!" Emily blamed herself.

    There was an orchard on the villa grounds and Emily loved fresh fruits, so she had come with Jacob and the maids to gather them. Actually she did not really pick them herself, but rather watched from the side and gave arbitrary orders.  

"I'm okay,"  Jacob answered slowly. He watched Emily affectionately and then flashed an innocent smile at her like normal. He cast a furtive glimpse around and found that Sean was not there as he had gone to fetch some tools for her.    

"I was thinking of the dream I had last night,"  Jacob said cryptically.    

"Dream?" She still treated Jacob as a child, and continued prompting, "So was there anything special in your dream?"   

 "I seemed to dream something from my past,"  he said, frowning for effect.    

"What? Come and tell me all the details,"  she urged excitedly.   

 Emily was quite interested in what Jacob said and drew near to him as they sat under the fruit trees.  

"In my dream, I liked a woman very much. We had endured a lot of pain to be together. Later, we had a very smart daughter..." Jacob seemed to be drowning in his memories as he continued, "My love was such a good woman. I confessed my love to her on a New Year's Eve..."    

Emily felt something was wrong but she did not know what it was, but still she asked, "So, she... What does she look like?"    

He looked long into her eyes and said, "It's so strange, but she looked exactly the same as you."   

 Stunned, Emily felt as if her heart was struck a heavy blow and it started beating very fast. Subconsciously her hand went to her chest and rested over the raging seat of her soul. Her heart seemed to have turned into drums that thumped heavily. Quite a bit later, she finally came back to her senses, and with a flushed face said, "Humph! You must be lying! How dare you banter with me like this? Who put you up to this? Tell me!" she demanded half-seriously.  

She could not help but punch Jacob on his chest with her fist.    

He cried out lightly, as if her gentle blow had hurt him.    

She suddenly became nervous and touching his chest asked, "Does it hurt? I'm so sorry. Should I call a doctor to check on you..."    

He suddenly caught her small hand with his. Emily looked up into his smiling face, and felt drawn in by his cavernous, dark eyes. Like sinking into a vortex, she felt inevitably pulled to him.    

Lowering his head and lightly kissing her finger he soothed in a comforting voice, "It's okay. I was just kidding."   

 "You..." Emily punched his chest again but with little strength. She turned around in mock anger, to avoid his searching eyes, and said in a low voice, "Seventh, you..." Her ears reddened as her emotions threatened to engulf her.  

Actually, she wanted to ask why he would kiss her finger, but she failed to find the right words. For no reason at all, she was unsure of what she expected his answer to be.    

"What?" he probed gently. He pulled her closer as he turned her to face him again. "Why don't you look at me? I like you, so I kissed you. Is that wrong?"   

 Emily waved her hands, hoping to cool herself down by fanning, and said, "Humph! You don't even know what 'like' means!"    

"I know,"  Jacob insisted, "I like you, and you only. So what about you?"   

 She did not know how to answer and only replied quite a while later, "You twerp. Forget it."    

Turning around to leave she did not notice the cunning smile in his eyes.    

That night Emily had a long dream.   

 She dreamed about everything Jacob had told her of during the day. The dream was so real that it did not even feel like a dream, but felt like a true past which she had experienced herself!  

Emily dreamed that she and Jacob had loved each other very much and in flashes saw that they had experienced a lot together. She dreamed of their daughter, and of a son who had died at birth... In her dream, she also saw how they were not together at the end. She shed tears in her dream, crying for this perfect love which did not seem meant to be.    

When she awoke, she was surprised to see tears staining her pillow, and felt sticky residue on her cheeks from a night of weeping.   

 She felt that this could not be just a simple dream. In her heart she felt the echoes of those sweet emotions of sorrow, pain and happiness...    

The dream felt so real that she was reluctant to wake up.  

  For no reason, she just wanted to see Jacob, right now. She wanted to see his handsome face, right now. She wanted to stay with him, right now.  

Emily followed her heart.    

It was 3:00 AM and the day had not yet dawned. The promise of night still clung to the villa. She knew that Jacob would be sleeping, but she could not wait anymore as she came to his door.    

"Knock knock." Emily knocked lightly at the door but no one answered from inside. She listened with bated breath, her heart pounding in her ears, but there was no reply.    

She waited there for a while, shivering in her thin, silken nightgown and a pair of fluffy slippers. She felt utterly exposed as she lingered at his door.    

Finally, the cold wind sobered her and stilled her raging emotions. She ruefully felt that it was improper to do this. 

Believing that Jacob might not have heard the knock, she turned to leave.    However, before her feet could carry her away, the door opened.  

Jacob reached out, grabbed her by the waist and drew her into his arms. He held her tightly, protectively and warmly. There was remembrance in his touch. It felt like she belonged in his arms, and had spent eternity there.    

Emily did not even have time to respond as she was gently guided into the room by Jacob and the door was firmly slammed shut with a "bang".  


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