Hoshi sighed when all of her students in her Taekwondo Center left. She's all by herself again. Well, she lived alone for how many years. The feeling is not new to her. Growing up without parents trained her to be independent.
Her mother died when she was born. Her name, Hoshi, was given to her by her mother. It's a Japanese word that means 'star.' Knowing that her name was the idea of her mother, she's really happy. Even if her mother is not with her, she knew that her mother cared.
Her father, he despised her. He sees Hoshi as his biggest mistake. Once upon a time, her mother and father met and both of them are drunk, so they gave in to lust, and Hoshi was created. Sadly, may Hoshi's father is already married when Hoshi's mother gave birth to her. Basically, she's an illegitimate child.
Her dad provided her a maid and never forgot to give her money. Until now, he's still providing money to Hoshi. Compensation for his absence as a father. Even though Hoshi is living with a maid, she still feels alone. The maid is just there to prepare meals for her, and to make sure that she isn't missing.
Hoshi sighed when she realized that she's reminiscing her sad past again. The events in her life isn't worth remembering. If she were to choose a single memory that she's always remember, it's when she established the Taekwondo Center.
Hoshi studied Taekwondo out of boredom when she was still in college, and unexpectedly, she became a black-belter. She believed that Taekwondo is her passion, so even if she's an Accountancy graduate, she decided to be a Taekwondo instructor of her own Taekwondo Center.
Hoshi suddenly wanted to go to the beach, so she packed up and drove to the nearest beach. When she arrived, she gave her car keys to the valet and went to the beach resort's hotel. She reserved a room before leaving so she just showed the proof to the receptionist.
A bellboy accompanied her to her room and she was not surprised to see the interior at all.
She decided to sleep and just enjoy her vacation the next day.
HOSHI blankly stared at the people in the beach.
Why are they all happy?
She silently observed everyone around her when someone suddenly called her name. She immediately knew who the owner of the voice is.
"Hoshi. What a coincidence." The person who called her said. Hoshi faced the person who called her and she was right, it was Haley, the woman who also despises Hoshi because her boyfriend likes Hoshi. Looking at Haley and Hoshi, it's evident that Hoshi is more beautiful even if she didn't put any makeup in her face.
Haley is very insecure so she just decided to hate Hoshi in her entire lifetime.
'Meh, what a waste of time.' Hoshi thought to her self.
"Hello, Haley." Hoshi tried her best to politely greet Haley. She even smiled sweetly at Haley even if her mind wanted her to roll her eyes at Haley.
"Hoshi, Hoshi, Hoshi. I just broke up with Rex. You wanna have him? Go. I won't intervene." Haley said. Hoshi snorted. So what if they broke up? Also, who would like that Rex who only knows how to boast?
"So what if you broke up? What does it have to do with me? Do you want me to let the world know about your break-up? Should I send you an interviewer from a magazine company?" Hoshi blurted out and Haley's face became sour. She was very unhappy with what Hoshi had said.
"Your mouth... It's no doubt that you're your mother's daughter. Fighting for something that never belonged to her in the first place. Fighting for something useless. Daddy made the right decision when he decided to disown you." Hoshi tried her best not to use her taekwondo skills on Haley, but she was startled when Haley pulled her towards the sea. Haley is too strong so Hoshi just stayed silent and let Haley freely pull her.
They reached the sea and Haley didn't stop pulling Hoshi. The next thing Hoshi knew was that she can't reach the sand beneath the sea. She can't swim!
She tried her best to lift her body but the waves are too strong. She only saw Haley who was swimming towards the shore.
Hoshi drowned silently and no one noticed her. What an unfortunate way of dying!
HOSHI opened her eyes and sat properly. She's in a bath tub and her head is underwater.
'Eh, how did I end up here?'
'Wasn't I already dead?'
She scanned the surroundings and realized that she's in an Ancient Chinese traditional bathroom. She stepped out of the bath tub. She stared at her reflection in the water. Same face, same body built, same everything. The only thing that is different is the place where she is.
Hoshi left the bathroom to clarify what the hell is really happening. She never visited the place where she is right now in her entire life. How did she end up here? Is this just a dream?
Hoshi slapped her face hard, and it hurts as hell! Well, at least she had confirmed that everything is real.
Hoshi walked silently and took a look in her surroundings. She's certain that she's in an ancient Chinese mansion. She can remember seeing the decoration of the room in a historical drama.
Everything still hadn't sank in Hoshi's mind when a group of ladies pulled her towards a room. She assumed that these people are maids.
'Eh, this people still exist? Are we shooting a historical drama right now?'
Hoshi was startled when the ladies removed her clothes. They then made Hoshi wear a red qun kwa . Then, a red veil covered her head.
* Qun Kwa: The traditional Chinese wedding dress; The Qun Kwa is a two-piece jacket and skirt combo that is normally red and adorned with embroideries of dragons and phoenixes.
Hoshi didn't know what's happening. The next thing she knew is that she's inside a palanquin or a shoulder carriage. They're already moving.
Just... What the hell is happening?
Suddenly, everything that happened sank in Hoshi's mind. She wore a qun kwa, a red wedding veil, and she's inside a shoulder carriage...
'I'm getting married!'
But, how did she end up marrying someone? And why does the wedding follow a Chinese tradition? She doesn't have a Chinese boyfriend!
"We have arrived at Prince Yu's Manor!" Someone announced and he said it in Mandarin. Hoshi miraculously understood what the person was saying.
'How? I never studied the Chinese language! Is this my special talent which is hidden for so long?'
She stepped of the palanquin and a bunch of people brought her to a room.
'Of course I know where they would bring me. Waaah! They'll bring me to the bridal chamber!'
The door closed and everyone left. Hoshi removed the red veil that covered her face. She heard that removing the veil by yourself would bring you bad luck.
'So what? I was unlucky in my entire life!'
Hoshi thought of everything that happened and she still can't get it. Suddenly, her head ached. Maybe it's because of over-thinking.
When Hoshi opened her eyes, everything seemed ten times bigger than her. She tried to walk and it's quite hard! It's like her feet are too small to carry her body.
'Damn, did I suddenly become Alice in the Wonderland?'
Hoshi went to the bathroom to see her reflection. Luckily, there's a paddle of water near the bathroom door. She stared at her reflection in the water and she's lost in her own thoughts.
How did she become a cute little fox with nine furry tales?
Again, her head ached and memories flowed in her mind like a flowing river.
Hi! This is my first English novel. English isn't my first language and I'm not Chinese so you might encounter some errors in this story :) Hope you like it! Let's stay together ^_^
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