I opened my eyes and felt him kissing the corner of my eye.
He took away the tears hanging there.
It was as light as a feather.
After a while, Ming sat up straight and draped his coat over me, saying, “I’m sorry. I just…”
“It’s OK.” I stood up and said, “you’re mistaken, Ming. I’m not here to be angry with you. I just want to say that I don’t mind what you do today.”
“Oh.” Hearing my words, Ming chuckled and shook his head helplessly, “you know what? That’s why I’m angry. I’d rather you mind and quarrel with me. I’d rather you drive those women away, because only in this way can I know that you care about me.”
Ming’s words shook me deeply.
I seemed to think I could understand his mind.
I tightened my clothes and lowered my eyes. “I don’t really mind for the moment. If I do, I will tell you. At that time, if you are willing to change for me, I will be very happy. If not, I will not force it.”
With that, I arranged my clothes and took off Ming’s coat. I went out in my tattered coat.
Since I couldn’t give it to him now, I shouldn’t control him.
Ming didn’t chase me.
As soon as I got to the door and wanted to take a taxi, I heard someone call me, “June.”
I was stunned to hear the name.
I turned around and saw Jack, whom I hadn’t seen for a long time.
“Why do you…”
“Why do I know you? Sean is going to be driven crazy by you. He calls your name in my ear every day. I know Becky is you!”
Jack approached me and looked at my messy hair and clothes. He immediately realized what had happened.
As soon as he wanted to speak, I said, “can you give me a ride?”
He was Sean’s friend. Since Sean had told him about me, I could trust him to some extent.
Jack didn’t hesitate at all. He took me to a car not far away and opened the door for me gentlely.
His car was a sports car. I stooped and sat in. Jack sat in the driver’s seat. “Fortunately, I haven’t had a drink today, or I can’t drive you.”
“Thank you.” I wrapped my clothes around me.
“Where are we going?” Jack looked at me and couldn’t help but say, “have you been raped?”
Did he rape me?
Thinking that Ming finally stopped, I shook my head. “No.”
“OK, where are we going?”
Jack asked me again.
For a while, I was confused.
Where were we going?
I didn’t want to go back to Grand Bay or York No.1.
But where else could I go?
After thinking about it, I said, “let’s go to a nearby hotel.”
“Hotel?” Jack thought about it and suddenly his eyes lit up. “Daisy is in York now. Why don’t you go to her house?”
I looked at Jack and understood his mind.
He wanted to get in touch with Daisy more.
But maybe it was a good choice to go to Daisy’s house. I hesitated for a moment and nodded.
“OK!” When Jack saw that I was going to Daisy’s house, he looked happy to serve me.
Before I went, I called daisy.
She had already gone to bed. She got up at once.
When we got to her house, Daisy was waiting for me downstairs in a long down jacket.
As soon as I got out of the car, Jack immediately followed me and asked Daisy for credit. “If I hadn’t met her today, she would have taken a taxi home by herself.”
Daisy took a look at Jack and finally said, “thank you.”
“Let me accompany you upstairs!” Jack followed us. “In case someone comes after you later, I can help you, right?”
In fact, Ming wouldn’t catch up.
But now I didn’t know what the relationship between Daisy and Jack was, so I didn’t speak.
Sure enough, though Daisy was reluctant, she said, “OK, you can only stay for a while. I won’t allow you to spend the night here.”
Jack nodded happily.
I thought Jack looked like a husky in front of Daisy. When he saw someone he liked, even if he didn’t talk, he would wag his tail as hard as he could.
Over the years, nothing seemed to have changed in their relationship.
Jack, in particular, was not young, but still cynical. His attitude towards Daisy was similar.
The three of us took the elevator upstairs.
We were outside just now. The lights were dim in the car and in the street. Now we stood in the light. Daisy saw me clearly.
She looked embarrassed but she shut up and said nothing.
We went upstairs. As soon as I entered the room, she couldn’t help saying, “what’s the matter with you? Who bullied you?”
“Calm down. Who else can it be? It must be Ming. He’s usually a gentleman, but Sean said he’s not a good man.”
Daisy listened and pulled me and said, “come in with me first. I’ll help you clean up. You look terrible.”
She said and pulled me into her room.
I stood in front of the mirror and looked at myself in the mirror and felt sad.
In the mirror, I was covered with kisses under my neck. My face had obvious sexual traces because of his aggression.
My sweater was torn and the button of my coat was missing.
Even if I didn’t say it, it was clear what happened.
“Take a bath.” Daisy took a new suit out of the closet and threw it to me. “Let’s talk later.”
“Stop!” As soon as I finished, Daisy raised her hand and tapped me on the forehead.
Then she turned and went out.
I watched the door closed by her and felt warm. Fortunately, Daisy was here.
I took a bath and dried my hair and put on my clothes. As soon as I opened the bedroom door, I heard Jack say, “Sean is really suffering. Don’t scold him. He’s done a lot for June these years but he doesn’t let me say it!”
Hearing this, I immediately stopped and hid at the door to continue listening.
Daisy didn’t care. “I know he’s a heartbreaker! There is no good man in Jessop Family. He hurt June!”
Daisy still called my original name. She called it for many years. She was used to it.