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  • Lady Gu Is Too Weak To Fend For Herself

    Lady Gu Is Too Weak To Fend For Herself



    Rumor had it that Qiao Xi had a weak constitution—a sickly beauty. Rumor had it that she spent a fortune every day on medications—eating them like candy. Rumor had it that ten servants waited on her by her bed every day—a burden to everyone. They were all waiting for the Qiao family to toss Qiao Xi back to the countryside and leave her to fend for herself. Qiao Xi: "They're all saying that I'm weak and can't take care of myself. Apparently, I spend money recklessly as well.” She looked down at her tattered shirt and was exasperated. Qiao Xi: “Are you saying that this wealthy family lets their daughter wear tattered clothes every day?” The Qiao family's rich daughter? She had enough! She would not be it anymore! Therefore… Scumbag guy: "Without the Qiao family, you're nothing." Qiao Xi: "If I'm kicked out of the Qiao family, I'll be done for." Scumbag girl: "Sis, don't be too disappointed. As long as you work hard, you'll be praised one day.” Qiao Xi: "Shut up, I don't know a traitor like you." The scumbag guy and girl: "???" Rumor had it that the Gu family's youngest son, Gu Zheng, rashly married a woman who had nothing but looks. Qiao Xi: "Is someone looking down on me?" One day, Qiao Xi saw one of Gu Zheng's employees racking his brains over a series of numbers on the computer screen. Since she was free, she lent a hand. Did she just crack the firewall created by the joint efforts of top elite hackers?! Gu Zheng inched closer with every step. "Qiao Xi, what else are you hiding from me? Hmm?" Qiao Xi: "Oh, no! I feel dizzy again! I'm so weak. This body of mine is just too weak!"

  • Villain Lady

    Villain Lady



    “Future will only set in stone when it becomes the present.” Wei Liuying is a concubine daughter in Prime Minister’s Residence. A lowly existence with barely anyone who cares for her. She had to rely on her wits and manipulate others to stay alive. When the main daughter suddenly changed overnight, the others were dragged to keep up with her pace. Wei Liuying was no exception, and she had to adapt to the sudden power structure’s shift inside the residence. The main daughter laughed and looked at her with contempt, “Trying to scheme at me who knows everything like the back of my hand? You’re nothing more than a villain who’ll die a miserable death.” When the only one who cared for her was harmed by her father and so-called family, Wei Liuying laughed to Heaven as tears trailed on her cheek. “If you truly wish for me to be the villain, fine. I’ll be one.” In the midst of the raging flames of succession’s war and rebellions, Wei Liuying had to stand up for herself and fight for her survival. ... Story set in fictional world with similar culture to Ancient China. Join the discord to chat with the author and other readers: novels:-Flowers Bloom from Battlefield [complete]- Under the Veil of Night [complete]- 7 Path of the Lilies [on long hiatus] - 1 Year of Beginning [complete] - Science and Fantasy [complete]- 2 Years of Restarting [complete]- Forgotten Legend of the Bloodied Flower [on going]- The Quiet Empress [on going]... If you like my writing, I would really appreciate it if you can support me through either one of these: Paypal: ko-fi: Patreon: me on IG: @sora100518

  • The Atypical Young Lady Has Returned

    The Atypical Young Lady Has Returned


    The eldest daughter of the Yan family, Yan Jinyu, who has been missing for 16 years, has been found. She is brought back from an orphanage by her fiancé, the Second Master of the Yin family. That year, Miss Yan was 18 years old. … The Yin family was one of the top families in the capital. Second Master Yin's full name is Yin Jiujin. People call him Master Nine. He's 24 years old and has made a killing in the business world. Master Nine follows his grandmother's wishes and finds the eldest daughter that the Yan family has long given up on searching for. He brings her home to raise her himself. … Yan in the eyes of outsiders: "Good figure, good looks, high intelligence" Yan in the eyes of a friend: "The girl-next-door (That's weird). She's cold and ruthless." Yan in the eyes of Master Nine: "She's young and inexperienced. She doesn't look like an 18-year-old at all. She looks wild and evokes a sense of pity towards her." … Those people who think that the eldest daughter of the Yan family is an unpresentable country girl are all slapped in the face. Master Nine imagines that the person he brought back is a silly little girl. Gradually, he realizes that the little girl is sometimes quite cool and very strong. Everyone believes that she has no backing and is just a lonely little pitiful girl. Unbeknownst to them, she has a few companions who have gone through life and death with her countless times. Together, they've built an amazing venture.

  • Lady Cultivator

    Lady Cultivator

    Fantasy Romance CULTIVATION


    The challenges a female cultivator has to overcome on her life journey are countless. She mustn’t lack in talent, cultivation techniques, medicinal pills or magic weapons. Otherwise, her cultivation will progress too slowly. She also mustn’t have too many emotions, weaknesses, kindness, or greed - if she has these in excess, she'll soon be saying hello to death. Moreover, she mustn't look either too pretty or ugly. Although she mustn’t be stupid, she also mustn't be too smart. With all this in mind, a certain female cultivator sighs. Why's it so hard to become an Immortal?

  • Lady to Queen

    Lady to Queen


    Her older sister, the queen, died in result of a meticulous trap and she herself was drowned alongside the rest of my family.Patrizia, at the last moments of her life, fell into despair. 'If only I had been the Queen.' She had the confidence to not love the emperor. Then none of this would've happened. Everyone would've been alive, everyone would've been happy.And when she opened her eyes again, she had returned to before her sister had become the Queen.At this point she makes a huge decision to change the future of her family and herself."I shall become the Queen instead!"Will this bring the happiness she sought for?Or will this create for chaos?

  • Lady in Red (21+)

    Lady in Red (21+)

    Romansa Kontemporer ROMANCE ANGST


    Novel ini sarat akan ADEGAN DEWASA. Tolong bijaksana dan bijaksini dalam memilih bacaan.Novel ini hanya utk para pendosa, bukan utk orang2 suci tanpa dosa, apalagi utk anak2.Krn novel ini justru menceritakan bagaimana cara membuat anak... /PLAK!/"Cinta itu buta dan tuli. Memang. Karena, jika cinta tidak buta dan tuli, maka itu bukan cinta, tapi LOGIKA."Vince Hong sudah merasakan berbagai jenis cinta, sekaligus berbagai jenis ranjang dan desahan, namun akhirnya dia tersudut pada sebuah cinta buta dan tuli yang menjungkir balikkan kewarasan dia, meski itu artinya... TABU, karena seseorang yang dia cintai, adalah sesorang yang tidak seharusnya dia kejar.

  • Rebirth of the Lady Sovereign

    Rebirth of the Lady Sovereign



    In the land of Dura, there exist five great powers that rule over the people. The Rainbow Cloud Academy The Hall of mage The Beast Tamer org. The Alchemist Guild The Black Tower Even though the five great powers look peaceful on the outside, they have been scheming against each other internally to gain the power to control the whole land of Dura. The power struggle had been going on for centuries with each wanting to stand above the other four powers. There was a prophecy in the land of Dura that says. 'The one with the Flame Dragon shall rule all the land under the Heavens' Althea Rion, the Sovereign of The Hall of Mage had a dragon token passed down to her from her mother which only a few people know of. Due to a traitor, the dragon token in her possession was exposed and she became the target of the four major forces. After being chased by the four great powers, Althea crushed the Dragon token with her last remaining strength. Her Spirit seed exploded and the red flame engulfed her before the eyes of the four great powers. ....... Opening her eyes again, Althea found herself in the body of a sixteen-year-old girl with a damaged spirit seed. But to her surprise, she found a Flame Dragon encircled around her spirit seed. "I am Althea, the sovereign of The Hall of Mage. Since Heavens had given me a second chance at life, this time, I will be the one to destroy The Four great powers, wait until I regain my former strength. The path of Revenge is what I chose" ... Will Althea regain her former glory? Can she take down the Four great powers that had been standing strong for nearly a thousand years? ____________________ Cover art doesn't belong to me. Credits to the rightful owner. If you are the owner and want me to take it down, comment below. Want to support the Author, buy me a coffee- Thank you.

  • The Wealthy Psychic Lady: 99 Stolen Kisses

    The Wealthy Psychic Lady: 99 Stolen Kisses

    Fantasy Romance ROMANCE


    After discovering about her wealthy husband's affair, she humiliates the adulterous pair on the streets and divorces him the very next morning. Just as everyone anticipates her downfall, she goes on to marry the most brilliant bachelor in the nation whom her unfaithful former husband cannot hold a candle to! "Aren't your mother's legs always hurting? It hasn't gotten any better despite seeking help from various doctors." "How did you know that?" "Not only do I know why her legs hurt, I can also treat her condition." "As long as you can treat my mother, I'll give you anything you want." "I want money." After An Xiaoning uses her psychic powers to break the curse of a poltergeist, she earns herself a fortune as well as a perfect man of her dreams. Don't be daunted by her psychic powers, for this book isn't terrifying at all!

  • High School Again: The President's Secret Lady Boss

    High School Again: The President's Secret Lady Boss



    “With every hour, day, and month I wait, I love you more.” Here is where the boss submits and the lady dominates.---"A CEO hitting on a high school girl? Oh, how scandalous, Sir~”She is a sly teenager who likes to tease adults, use blackmail and ruin dates. But beneath that playful facade, she was once a naive heiress who was abused, mocked and neglected. Forced in a loveless marriage, she became even more miserable. For all her life, she tried to be perfect to gain acceptance, but in the end, nobody truly cared for her. Now that she went back in time after dying in the hands of her family, she decided to claim what was rightfully hers. "Hitting on you? Excuse me, who're you again? I don't think any girl would just ruin my date for no good reason – highschooler or not. That's unless you're actually a fan," was what her flirt of a future husband once said in this second life of hers.Though a jerk, this hot stuff has his uses other than being attractive. She needed him to get back on those who wronged her no matter how indifferent he was to her before. This time around, she will take her turn to piss people off while smiling all sweetly.With that in mind, she leaned closer to him and smiled as sweetly as she just imagined, making him drop his smug smirk and raise his brows in surprise."I'm not your fan – I'm your future wife, you douchebag."---Winter used to live with her adoptive older brother until her biological uncle and adoptive sister found her. She was a long-lost heiress whose deceased parents turned out to be an affluent and wealthy couple. While people would think that she was very fortunate, all this really did to her was take her freedom away. A whole new identity had been forced on her ever since.Meek and docile yet soft-hearted and hardworking – that she became. Trapped in expectations, Winter worked herself to death in order to be deserving of her position as the successor. Pressured by her family, she had to follow everything they said. Deprived of the freedom to decide, she was forced to marry someone who was older than her by seven years – and worse, a flirt of all things. Winter worked very hard but only to lose everything after her adoptive sister took the spotlight away. Everyone claimed her to be incapable of being the next head of their family business, thus making the adopted daughter the successor instead. Her uncle only used her in the end. This was what they were aiming for all along – to manipulate her and steal her inheritances before throwing her out entirely.Never did Winter expect that the first and last person who would at least pay attention to her at her worst was her husband, Marcellus. Flirtatious and playful yet detached and secretive – that he was. Devilishly handsome, head of a business empire, known for many notable attainments, and chased by beauties – Marcellus is a man of perfection. Not once did he treat Winter like a wife, though. She was nothing to him, and so was he to her. But before she met her eventual demise, he was the only person who tried to help her. Yet it was much too late. The next time they met again would be seven years back in time – where they would be a scheming duo of a bossy high school girl and a submissive conglomerate president.---[Warning: Mature Content](Cover Photo Not Mine: Credits to the original artist)- Follow me on Instagram (acieetin)- DM me on Discord (Aciee#1841)

  • My Fair Lady

    My Fair Lady


    She is a Lady, but she spews profanities like they were made for her. She is what you would call....A F*cking Lady.....••••••....Zylith Sanders was a mundane teenager until one-day she was sucked into a wash basin and somehow ridiculously ended up in a feudal world without her beloved games and movies. To make matters worse, she was sold off by slave traders to the horrid Noble house of Ronales as a petty maid.But that was not the end of her worries, Dear Zylith, the feminist had a long struggle ahead of her when she meets the mighty King of this feudal kingdom and becomes his pretend consort.With a king that likes to poke deadly humor at her, and a bamby girl who wanted nothing to do with the ancients. How will the poor teenage feminist cope with only her sarcastic mouth to rely on!Just dive in and read on to find out Zylith Sander's romantic plight.





    [Check out my new novel, "BEDDING MY VAMPIRE MATE"] [WARNING: MATURE CONTENT] She is the baddest woman on the planet. People dare not say her name, due to her ruthless reputation as a CEO for taking down companies with no mercy. She is the most dreaded person in town, no one dares to offend her and go unscathed. Some people call her, "Cold-blooded Witch", while others call her the, "Demoness". " So what if I don't have friends? I have one and I am satisfied with that." "To hell with my extended family who are hungry for power. Since they choose to abandon me first I don't give a damn about them," "F*ck any man who thinks that I am an easy targets for ridicule? I am more than a man myself," Lie Ruge said with fierceness, panting heavily. This is the story about a girl who wanted to be loved and cherished even after the terrible ordeal she went through as a child. Her mother was murdered in her presence when she was just ten years old. After completing her high school, she was sent to a school which was the best school in the World.The funniest thing was that no one really knows anything about this particular school.There, she acquired the best martial arts skills, she was second to none. People of the underworld call her "LADY BOSS." She was the most beautiful and dreadful woman that any man has ever set their eyes on. She was ruthless to her enemies but what will happen when she later falls in love with a man who will bring so much laughter and brightness into her dark world? --------- Other books by author; 1) Fallen In Love: The CEO Who Tamed Me (Completed) 2) Rebirth Of The Evil Vampire Princess (Ongoing) 3) Mission XX: Seducing The Great Seducer (Ongoing) 4) BEDDING MY VAMPIRE MATE (Ongoing) I just created a Facebook page, please take time to check it out. This is the link: Instagram: @flabbergasted2155 Let's talk on discord about what you like and what you dislike. This is my discord server's ID: Support your dearest author here if you love my novel: DISCLAIMER: Cover art is not mine, credit goes to the original artist.

  • Lady Misfortune: Daddy, I'll Be A Righteous Villainess!

    Lady Misfortune: Daddy, I'll Be A Righteous Villainess!


    "Watch out, Daddy! I'll be the worst villainess you'll ever see!" After being raised by an abusive family and dying from an illness at the age of thirteen, Lady Mireille was reborn as the six-year-old antagonist of the book she made for fun. Not only does she have to be pretend to be the illegitimate daughter of the country's most sought-after CEO in order to help him avoid marriage, but she also has to fulfill her role as the villainess so that all of the characters in her story can have a happy ending. She must harass the heroine, let her adopted father meet his future love interest, and get disowned later on. Becoming bad for the good of everyone - that's her goal. But little does Lady know that she's just not cut out to be evil. Naive and reckless yet kind and cheerful - instead of a fearsome baddie, she only comes out as this genuine girl who desperately wants to appear naughty. Because of that, she ends up unknowingly charming some of the main and side characters, including her stone-hearted adoptive father, her apathetic cousin, and a child prodigy from a wealthy family. "If you're acting evil to get my attention, then stop. You're just a child I bought to escape marriage." Stern and stoic - though claimed as the country's hottest CEO, Maximilian Mireille is an emotionless man who doesn't believe in love. He'd rather have a fake daughter than get forced to marry. "You saved me, you idiot. How can you be evil?" Aloof yet caring - Fallon Mireille has the smarts and the looks despite his dry personality. He's supposed to die in the story, but after being saved by his adoptive cousin whom he used to treat indifferently, he lives on and starts to get involved in all of her antics. "You're too cute to be evil, though? Rather than a devil, you look more like an angel to me~" Intelligent and cunning - Weiss Saoirse has it all. Perfect looks, perfect grades, and a perfect family. Ever the untouchable, he can't seem to fit in and enjoy anything in life. However, since meeting his peculiar yet interesting classmate and developing a crush on her, his once dull and boring life suddenly becomes fun and bright. Follow Lady's journey on becoming a righteous evil flower who'll bring about everyone's happy ending! --- [Warning: Mature Language] (Cover Photo Not Mine: Credits to the Original Artist) - Follow me on Instagram (acieetin) - DM me on Discord (Aciee#1841)

  • Irene The Lady Who Turned Down Fate

    Irene The Lady Who Turned Down Fate



    I am Irene Winter, during my past life as Lily winter I lost my parents and my one and only little brother...God being graciously granted me another chance to live with my family even though it's inside a novel called ' Who is the Villainess?' And even in this life, The Winter family is destined to doom but not anymore...This time fate has to lose against me Is what I thought but....what's with the sudden turn of events!!! "Bedisa" His Holiness granted me a middle name himself!!! "Do you really think the second prince is romantic....then how about me?" The crown prince said with a flirtatious smirk on his face. "Ha Don't you dare lay a finger on her!!" my brother who was supposed to be a weakling said in an aggressive tone. "So was I the Villainess?" the female lead aka Violet asked me in a cold voice unlike her kind personality "Don't you understand my feelings!" the second prince Alferd said as he kissed the back of my hand. "I just want it too much.." the villainess Rose asked me with teary eyes. This is so unlike the novel what the hell is happening???? "My Lady Do you really think the book had a happy ending?" His Holiness asked me leaving me speechless. Will I really be able to change my fate as well as their's or will we all be covered in bloodshed just like the original novel... Want to know more! Read about my story Irene The Lady Who Turned Down Fate It's my first-ever original novel so it might be lacking but still, I will keep trying so please keep supporting me! ● Updates everyday at 3pm (IST) So don't forget to keep this on your collection~*THE COVER IS NOT OWNED BY ME! ALL THE CREDIT GOES TO THE ARTIST!"

  • Knight My Lady

    Knight My Lady


    Charlix has low self esteem and doesn't believe in fairy tales and love. She lives like a knight to protect her childhood friend who is betrothed to the Crown Prince. When forced to attend the Royal ball, Charlix accidentally overheard something she should not have. In an ill fate, she fought against a hooded stranger that ended up leaving her in a peculiar situation. Waking up to find herself in her best friends body, she sets off to find out what happened. For the first time, she starts to fall in love, but was the love meant for her?

  • Dear Commander-in-Chief

    Dear Commander-in-Chief


    Upon being reborn, she immediately offends a vicious two-faced bigwig. He seizes her back home and insists on pampering her… “Master Jue, a despicable man came to find Madam. He wants to reconcile with her.” “Bury him alive.” “Master Jue, Madam took first place in a major competition at the University of Medicine. A rotten woman got jealous and slapped Madam.” “Slap that dirty woman’s face before sending her off to be tormented in a living hell.” “Master Jue, Madam… Madam escaped!” A certain man’s gaze sinks dangerously. He has spoiled her to such an extent, yet she is still trying to run away? Has it ever crossed her mind that it's impossible for her to run away from him?

  • The Dragon Lady

    The Dragon Lady

    The Dragon LadyQalif Loward is a man filled with good manners and dark secrets. His charm laid on his gentle features and green warm eyes. He was the kind man you would not expect to work under the most ruthless, powerful, and fiercest business woman in the industry. He was the man who stood behind Merrylia Selene Desilvia, the woman who hacked her way to the top with her terrifyingly intelligent mind, manipulative ways, and bold braveness. She dominated with an iron fist, making men and women alike quake before her dark eyes. Step by step she is making her way to her rightful throne while a waging war surfaced before him and her. They both had their secrets, and its bound to catch up with them.......Merrylia Selene Desilvia is the epitome of intimidation. She was richest and most powerful young billionaire who conquered the business world by storm. Her past is a mystery and so is her enemies. Trust is a rotten meat on her tongue, a word she would not apply to anyone as she fought her way to the top, not even to the gentleman who calls himself a secretary.Qalif Loward is an open soul with a closed past. Behind his gentleness is a dark memory he tries his best to hide, even when it's catching up to him as he devotes himself to his work as a secretary; a seemingly harmless job. Qalif is about to realize that the world of trade doesn't limit itself in the four corners of the office. There is more to business than files and lunch meetings, and he might just end up being the nightmare he had once been and worked so hard to avoid."We both have a dark past, mine just started even before I was born." - Qalif Loward

  • Lily: The Lady in Flats

    Lily: The Lady in Flats



    Making out with her lover inside her workplace is never a part of her wild imagination."You know, you're a bad influence..." she managed to say despite his ceaseless smooches."You're distracting me from my work.""Oh, so it turned out that my beloved's career is my strongest competition around here, after all," he mused out loud with an amused smirk to which she only giggled."Perhaps, it is.""Too bad for it, though. I've got the upper hand.""Oh, really? How so?""Well for one, it can't do this."That's when he hoists her up and places her on top of her office desk out of nowhere, making her squeal in surprise. Taken aback, she just returns his knowing look with a baffled one. He then begins kissing her once more - deeper than ever.His arms are tightly locked around her waist while her hands are now splayed across his broad shoulders. She's having a hard time repressing her moans on this one, especially when he seems to be getting better and better at it every time their lips connect.She already had a strong feeling about this when they first did it last night, but his touches, lips and warmth - they're all so intoxicating that she completely forgot again that they're still inside her office.--- Synopsis ---Love and dreams don't just fall from the sky - there are tears to be shed and things to be made right.At the age of sixteen, Lillian Daffodil still has no idea of who she wants to be. Her unladylike mien, peculiar sense of creativity and hoydenish behavior would always keep her from seeing her true charm and ability.Lost and with no destination in mind, underestimated for being a commoner, persecuted by envious peers, and unfortunate in matters of love - a girl could only take so much but even then, she just continued to move forward in hope to find what her heart was seeking all the time."A Pioneer...?"Little did she know that a significant discovery could change her life forever - Lillian Daffodil soon becomes known as the "Lady of Many Trades" and the first ever fashion model of the empire.Yet just when she firmly decided to focus on her ventures after a series of heartbreaks, the most sought-after bachelors in the city also begin to make romantic advances towards her -Enter the son of a Count who keeps encouraging her to find her passion, a playboy with a sketchy sideline job, a designer who strives to revolutionize the fashion industry, and a travelling peddler with a big secret to reveal.When romance and ambitions come together, a fashion fairytale starts to unfold.---- Poor-to-Rich Female Lead- Magic and Prophecies- Reverse Harem but not off-the-bat- Strong Female Lead Breaking Stereotypes- Family and Royalty Drama(Cover Photo not mine: Credits to the original artist)---- Follow me on Instagram (acieetin)- DM me on Discord (Aciee#1841)

  • Lady Emperor

    Lady Emperor

    Fantasy Romance ACTION ADVENTURE

    Rogue was a Warlord. He was a Former Slave that went through the Flames of War. He climbed the Mountain of Power and reached the Peak of Strength. He created an army that conquered All Nations within the World and made himself the one and only emperor. But as time passes by, Rogue found his Limit. In his Path of Power, He could only see a Cliff that leads to Damnation. Rogue sought Power, but the Limit broke him apart. He was the only Emperor of his World. He managed to reach the Peak of Humanity. But it wasn't enough to satisfy his Lust for Power. He slowly became a Cold Tyrant Emperor that squashed any Enemies that stands in his way. As time passes by within the Empire and at the age of 120, The Fall began. With the Tyrant Emperor that Nobles hate, It was time for Revolution. The Technology of War that progress through Half a Century. Even the Emperor's Strength couldn't fight back against Artillery. It was clear that the Empire that encompassed the World was about to fall. Humanity would then get broken into pieces, and History was about to Repeat. The Emperor sat upon his Golden Throne with his Aging Body. He looked upon his Ruined Castle as an Alarm echoed within it. He closed his eyes, and a Bright Light illuminated the Empire. An Earthquake was Felt, and a Thunderous Sound was Heard. A Mushroom Cloud was formed as it touched the Heavens. The Reign of the Tyrant Emperor finally ended. But a Strange Ancient and Monotone Voice echoed within the Darkness of the Void.*Do you Wish for Power?*"Yes..."*Do you Seek for Power?*"I yearn for Power..."*Would you do Everything for Power?*"Anything for Power..."*Then your Adventure has just begun.*[Genres: Fantasy, Scifi, Action, Adventure, Reincarnation, Gender Bender][Be warned that the MC is Ruthless.]

  • Lady Charm

    Lady Charm


    God gives Jun Muyan, a young girl who leads a tragic life and dies in misery, a second life. However, she is accompanied by a cute sweetheart with a cold face. “Xiaobao, the woman who wants to contract with the saint beast is Mommy’s enemy.” In response, Xiaobao makes the top-level saint beast his spirit pet. “Xiaobao, the God-Musicians inheritance is so powerful!” With a gentle push, Xiaobao breaks the inheritance limit with his small hands and Jun Muyan becomes the only inheritor of God-Musicians. “Xiaobao, that man is always pestering Mommy!” Naturally, Xiaobao throws a punch to drive the man away... Wait, why is he still here?! What? You’re my father? What does father mean? Is it something yummy?

  • A lady

    A lady