A FADING DREAM
Back at the dormitory, Kyle kept reminscing the fantastical encounter with Amber. He marvelled at her beauty, and at the same time, he was drawn to the shroud of mystery that surrounded her. How could such a woman exist? Kyle wondered. It was all too dreamy to be real.
As much as he would like to knock himself out with Amber in his mind, Kyle couldn’t help but ponder about Amber’s reaction to his name. It was as though Amber had suddenly found out Kyle was her nemesis or something. What was that about? Kyle thought the answer would be elusive, since Amber would be one hard nut to crack. She seemed like the sort that would be good at dodging tricky subjects and turning tables around. Getting a response from her would be like begging a tree for a sardine. But that wouldn’t stop Kyle from getting closer to Amber. He was determined to know every bit about her – how old she was exactly, her status (did she have a boyfriend?), what she liked to eat, what kind of flowers did she prefer…
And whether she had a son named Kyle.
That line suddenly surfaced from the bottom of Kyle’s mind. He immediately shook his head and reminded himself that Amber could only be in her thirties. But Kyle couldn’t shake off the feeling that Amber was actually much older than she looked. Perhaps this is part of the Amber mystery, Kyle tried to reassure himself. But the same feeling of uneasiness kept coming back to him, and the question of ‘Is she my mother?’ still lingered.
‘He’s my son…’
Amber repeated to herself subconsciously. ‘He’s my son. He’s all grown up now. He’s now studying in Harvard. He’s now right here. He’s my son.’
‘Who’s your son?’ Gordon asked inquisitively and suddenly, as he came into Amber’s office without knocking, making Amber jump in her seat.
‘I’ve always thought you were single?’
‘I…’ Amber began and sighed. ‘Nothing.’
‘Come on, you can tell me anything.’
‘It’s a long story, Gordon…’
NB: sorry if this part is shitty. it’s a long break after part 3 so im totally fazed now lol. need some time to get back into story-telling mode and refresh my ideas ^^