The crimson sun was setting on the horizon and the dawn slowly made its way on the picturesque Taipingshan National Forest, Taiwan while the night birds welcomed it with their beautiful songs. As all the visitors and tourists made their way out of the park, Kuan Lin, the lean and tall forest guard did a final check before he locked up the park. Lin was an aborigine from the Atayal Tribe brought up in the rugged mountains of the National Park in the Rato District – otherwise known as the ‘savage land. There are only a few more than 80,000 men and women left in the tribe and many of them were addicted to the local betel nuts.
Lin was also a recluse living in his solitude in a cabin on the grounds of the National Forest rarely communicating with anyone outside of his working hours. The national forest kept him busy and it paid him enough to take care of himself. He found a tranquility amidst the luscious forest and the animals that made their home amongst them. Though lean and shy, his cheekbones that bore the facial tattoos common among his tribe screamed attention as soon as anyone set their eyes on him. The art of the facial tattoos is generally a family design that is handed down from generation to generation and the belief is that the spirits of the dead will recognize their family by them.
Those deep brown eyes of his may seem to lack any emotion initially but a closer look at them reveals that they hide pain and stories borne from unfathomable grief for a common man to imagine. Maybe that’s the reason why he often avoids people’s eyes or any form of close communication or contact with anyone. His straight black hair lightly grazes his shirt collar and is usually wet with sweat and covers his deeply alluring eyes in the most beautiful way imaginable.
Lin still followed the many traditions and beliefs of the Atayal and whenever he finished work he would adorn traditional dress rather than his rangers outfit. As Kuan Lin was preparing to finish work for the day, he noticed something unusual. It was not that there was an animal presence around, because with his bush instincts he could detect an animal’s presence often like he is one among them. May be that is the reason he’s always found comfort among living things that cannot talk or question or disappoint. No, this was different. He could hear someone lingering around. Kuan Lin could hear light footsteps on the dried leaves as he moved closer to inspect. Never someone who backs out of a daring and demanding situation, Kuan Lin felt a strange emotion washing him over that he could not put his finger on but he sensed danger. He hesitated for a moment, reevaluating if his mind was playing tricks on him again, as he had often had this feeling many times in the past few years. May be this is why he stopped listening to his heart and mind, he didn’t want them to control him, no not anymore!
Kuan Lin channeled his courage and stepped in closer to the spot where the noises were coming from. He could make out a faint silhouette of a woman. It was the same woman whom he caught exchanging way too many stares at him when she thought Kuan Lin was not looking. Shu-Chen was a petite woman whose clear face was as flawless as a delicate flower. Her soft features were a clear indication that life had come easy for her. Things were handed over to her without her having to put in much effort and the unblemished porcelain skin, pristine and expensive clothing and delicate features gave her the air of someone that was always going to get what she wanted.
As she lingered behind the maple tree, her longing gaze lingered far too much on Kuan Lin who was making his way towards her. Her not-so-surprised look was a clear indication that she deliberately wandered away from her friends unnoticed who had now left the park. As Kuan Lin approached her with a clearly uninterested look, Shu-Chen stumbled lightly out from behind the tree with a smile on her face.
It was obvious that Shu-Chen was athletic and trendy the goddess with a frozen age her smooth skin, trimmed body and impeccable complexion. Her long dark brown hair rested at her shoulders. She was tall for a Taiwanese woman perhaps measuring 170cm and when she smiled revealed perfect symmetrical white teeth. She wore an orange blouse and a pair of denim shorts which showed off her bronzed legs perfectly. Her eyes were made for staring into and she fit the definition of “petite” more than “curvaceous,” but her breasts were still perky and somewhat prominent. She was perfectly formed and her description would be perfect for a Taiwan Erotic Story.
Kuan Lin, with his clearly unamused voice asked “What are you doing here. Your friends have left – I am closing the park.”
Shu-Chen replied, “I wanted to be on my own, to get my head clear and they left without me.”
Kuan Lin did not believe her and it was obvious to him that she was waiting for and watching him. It was not uncommon for her to come to the park and watch him and Lin had often contemplated talking to the Police about her unusual stalking behaviors – but realistically she had done nothing wrong or illegal and had caused any real concern until now.
Lin said, ‘I am not sure whether to call the Police and have them take you away or drive you into town myself. This is really disappointing’.
This rejection was way too new to Shu-Chen and clearly she was not taking it well and that made her all the more determined to get to know the man behind the mask that he puts on for the world. As Kuan Lin was guiding her out of the forest, Shu-Chen grabbed his arm and pulled him closer and impulsively kissed him. Though Kuan Lin hesitated at first, he gave in to her beauty and charms. Kuan Lin had been never shy when it came to expressing his emotions, but all that changed a little more than three years ago. I guess that’s what pain can do to a human being. It can take the most innocent, optimistic and romantic person and turn them dark, mysterious and cynical to what life has to offer.
It had been more than three years since Lin had kissed a woman and now with her hugging him he began to give into the desire and the kissing became more passionate. But before Shu-Chen realized Kuan Lin was pulling away from her. Even in that passionate kiss, she could clearly make out the hesitation in Kuan Lin. It was not that 3 years of never being kissed put Kuan Lin out of practice. He was always a passionate kisser and a good and sensitive lover, who could gravitate between gentle and rough in a matter of seconds.
This was something different. Something was holding him back and those butterflies in his stomach that usually were a warning to him of danger felt like bats now. He was torn between his desire and the thought to flee but is there anything stronger than the beauty of a woman who was standing in front of him engulfed with lust and clearly carnally needing him?
She said, “What’s wrong?”
It took just a moment before Kuan Lin was pulling her towards the make-shift cabin he lived in near the old cypress tree that was thousands of years old and fabled to be the host of many mountain spirits. Glad to finally be getting her way, Shu-Chen was beyond excited. They made their way into his old cabin. Kuan Lin quickly closed the door behind them and pulled Shu-Chen closer. And kissed her so intensely that Shu-Chen had to grab on to the door to support them. The initial hesitation that was evident at the beginning had vanished and was now replaced by a yearning and desperation that made Shu-Chen all the more invested in this brown-eyed guy.
Kuan Lin’s hands wandered from her face to Shu-Chen’s hair and then her shoulders. Before she even realized he was grabbing her closer that not even air could come between them. It was almost like Kuan Lin didn’t want to let her go. Though she was no stranger to passion, this felt different for Shu-Chen. She could feel it within her, and that feeling was coming to the surface demanding to be released and clearly her nerves were getting the better of her as she began to become afraid. She drifted into her thoughts, sifting through her memories to recall the last time she felt this way around someone. It was with her second boyfriend who shone through the memories beckoning her to all the wonderful moments they once shared. Before she could relive those innocent times spent with the man she once loved and imagined a life with, Kuan Lin’s tight hold on her waist brought her back to reality.
She enjoyed being kissed passionately for a long time – Lee was a considerate lover. Because Shu-Chen was never a fan of making love, no not after the boy who stole and broke her heart. Soon Kuan Lin’s exploring hands found their way under her shirt and started searching for more, till they found their way over her lacy bra. It lingered there for a moment, cupping her perky breasts, as if he was studying how it felt and was memorizing it. He slowly slid his fingers under her bra strap and grazed her bare breasts, making his way to her nipples. Pleasure washed over him as he recalled the last time he was this intimate with someone. But before he could remember, he shook off the feeling and looked at Shu-Chen intently.
It was the first time he actually noticed how incredibly beautiful she was. Her enticing black doe eyes were a stark contrast to her delicate pink lips. He yearned for her now – there was something – like a feeling of already being familiar or knowing her deepest thoughts and desires.
Kuan Lin quickly unstrapped her bra and removed her orange tee-shirt over her head and it soon made its way over the wooden floor. He took a moment to admire this young woman who was standing in front of her bare breasted looking adoringly at him. He took her gently in his arms and kissed her intently with a yearning he had denied himself for so long. Shu-Chen kissed him back as his khaki rangers shirt made its way to the floor. They made their way to the bed. It was Kuan Lin’s lips which were doing the exploring now. It savored Shu-Chen’s sweet, sweet tongue and took in everything she could offer. He made his way to her neck and starting kissing and sucking them ever so gently, ever so passionately. She could not wait to get all of him all over her body. As her hands unbuttoned the jeans, he grabbed on to her breasts.
As Kuan Lin’s mouth made his way to her breasts, Shu-Chen anticipation made her wet between her legs. He kissed them gently, then continued to suck them with a passion that was unfamiliar to her. She made the slightest moan that got Kuan Lin more excited. He proceeded to suck her nipples and suck them a little harder now. She moaned again. As his mouth continues working on her breasts, his hand went down to her pubic area ensuring that Shu-Chen wanted him the same way as he did. Her wetness aroused him and he could not wait to be inside her. His hardness wanted its way with her. He slowly slid his finger inside her. She arched her back in pleasure. He pulled back and removed her jeans while watching her intently. Her parted perfect pink lips invited him like a bee to a flower.
He went down on her gently liking both sides of her labia, the sweet smell of desire emanating from her. He slowly and gently licked her clit and then took it in his mouth as she moaned and gasped with desire.
It was not long before she cried out, “I’m coming” and started orgasming and gushing all over Lins face.
She said, “ I am so sorry, you just turn me on so much’.
Lin said with a smile, “I loved it. It just shows me how much you were turned on”.
Lin Stood up and quickly pulled on a condom over his erect penis and thrust into her. With no hesitation and pure passion, both of them were lost on the fact that they were strangers. Deep and quick thrusts made her pull hard at his hair while he enjoyed her moaning. The passion was unbridled and it felt like Shu-Chen was a wild animal.
And then it was different!!!!
He was not looking at Shu-Chen anymore. But it was her. How could he not recognize her? Kuan Lin could recognize Yi-Ling among a million faces. It can’t be possible. How can a girl who died 3 years ago in front of his eyes in the most horrible of ways be in his arms this very moment. Staring back at him? No, this was insane. He pulled back quickly falling over backwards onto his rear end. Yi-Ling followed him and hugged him and showered kisses over his face.
Lin cried out, “No this is not possible. Yi_Ling you are dead!”
He turned not wanting to see what was front of him, yet secretly desiring that it was in fact his departed lover. The bats in his stomach had turned to eagles. He felt sick, confused and scared.
“I missed you, sweetheart”, she told ever so softly in her beautiful voice.
He couldn’t resist but turn towards her and kiss her again. 3 years he had missed her taste. But this was Shu-chen, not Yi-Ling. Yi-Ling had possession of her here was no denying that. He had so many questions that poured through his mind.
Yi-Ling said, “I have watched you every day since my death. It has really disturbed me that you have withdrawn from life and you are pining away the years remorsefully in my memory. I wanted you to move on.”
‘How did you watch me?”, he said.
She said, “You know how I died in this park. In fact not far from here. As I was dying my blood fell on and in the soil sucked up by the roots of the cypress trees in this very forest. You know through your tribal beliefs that the cypress tree is the sign of life and the trees have given me life in the thereafter. I could not bear to be without you Lin”.
Though all this did not make any sense, his happiness got the better of him. They kissed again, making up for all the time lost. He was inside her again and thrusting harder than ever before, because the woman that he was inside was no longer a stranger to him. Kuan Lin knew her inside out. Knew what gets her off. When she saw that he was dissolved with pleasure, she stopped, divining that perhaps if she deprived him now he might make a gesture towards fulfillment. At first he made no motion. His sex was quivering, and he was tormented with desire. But then he held onto the header board of the bed and thrusted deeper and deeper, each thrust deeper than the one before till both of them moaned and climaxed.
Immediately after Lin saw that the woman beneath him was Shu-Lin and she was motionless and not breathing. Petrified, Kuan Lin watched Shu-Chen with unbelievable eyes, because the events that transpired today was something unheard of. There were buzzards in his stomach now as Shu-Lin gasped desperately for air and then slumped back into a catatonic state.
Lin had to go outside – anywhere but in this cabin to get some air. He stood in front of the cypress tree and then collapsed onto his knee’s crying. After about half an hour he returned to his cabin to find Shu-Chen was awake and dressed with a puzzled look on her face.
She said, ‘What happened?”
Kuan Lin said, ”Do you not remember?”
She said, “The last thing I remember was being with my friends and now waking up naked in your bed. What has happened?”
Kuan Lin said, “ I am going to take you home.”
Lin drove her to her home in Yilan City with barely a word spoken.
The next morning Kuan Lin pretends that the previous day never happened and goes on about his duties trying to wipe those events totally from his mind. However around mid afternoon, he notices Shu-Chen approaching him. Before a word is spoken, she pulled him forcefully behind the maple tree kissing him passionately. A familiar kiss that he could never forget even if he wanted to.
He pushes her away as she says “It’s me, sweetheart” with the voice of Yi-Ling.
Quickly they made their way to his cabin, his carnal desire and need for pleasure getting the best of Kuan Lin. He shut down all his inhibitions and gave his deceased lvoer what she yearned for. Thrusting deep into her and hearing her moan was something he had missed so dearly and something he couldn’t bring himself to do with any other girl, till yesterday. As their bodies shivered and quivered, Kuan Lin couldn’t help but ponder over everything that was happening.
How can Yi-Ling make love to me? Why does Shu-Chen not recall anything?
He decided to have a conversation with her, but with whom would he be speaking, whether it was Shu-Chen or Yi-Ling. He decided to continue anyway.
Lee said as Shu-Chen woke up, “Why did you come here today?’
Shu-Chen said, “ I do not know. I have just have this overwhelming need to come to the National Forest. It is almost like pain if I do not give I and drive here.”
Lee said, “You must stop this. For your own safety”
She said , “What do you mean? I cannot.”
Not wanting to explain anything further Kuan Lin convinced her that nothing was wrong and maybe she was just exhausted from the day before.
He said, “You can no longer visit me anymore. Do you hear me? I mean it.”
Shu-Chen began crying and said, “I understand.”
As evening approached he went by the hot spring to ensure that all the tourists had left, but there was a surprise waiting for him there. It was Shu-Chen and he had to look twice to make sure it was really her and not Yi-Ling. He approached her ever so cautiously, his looks giving away to how sorry he felt for the both of them.
She jumped up at the sight of him and hugged him, and this time she was yearning for comfort. They exchanged sweet kisses and before they realized it they were half-naked in the hot spring. Kuan Lin found a rock and made her sit on it and quickly removed her shorts and spread her legs and the transition happened again and he was with Yi-Ling.. He licked her clit ever so gently relishing her sweet nectar. She quivered and held on to his hair tightly. He then slowly inserted his tongue inside her and licked her voraciously. She screamed out of pleasure, but in a sweet gentle voice he couldn’t shake off.
This time however Yi-Ling remained after they had both cum and said, “Lin, you can have me and be with me forever.”
Lin said, “How is that possible?”
She said, “If you sacrifice Shu-Chen to the spirits of the Cypress Tree and allow her blood to join their holy sap they will re-incarnate me in the body of Shu-Chen.”
Lin was ready to do almost anything, but what was being contemplated here was the murder of an innocent young woman.
Yi-Ling said, “When she is gone, I will come back in her place. We will be together again.”
Lin said, “This is not like you Yi-Ling. You were always a caring and loving person when you walked this earth. What you are suggesting is taking another life. This is not right, I cannot be a part of it.”
Yi-Ling said angrily, “But we will be together. We are going to make this happen. You and me. We must.” She then fell to the ground, her body limp.
When Shu-Chen came too Lin said, “You must never come to this park again. Never!!!”
Days turned into months and months into a year. Kuan Lin slowly started to put things behind him and get on with his life deciding that it was for the best. Often he would gaze longingly at the Maple Tree. One day as he was reading the newspapers when he noticed a familiar face in the column. It was Shu-Chen, before the nerves got the best of him, he decided to read it quickly.
It was an article on how a young and healthy woman named Shu-Chen went into a sudden coma about a year ago. She had been behaving differently and erratically and then returned home where she incoherently spoke about death and unrequited love. He couldn’t believe his eyes and decided he must try to help and visit her. He could not be responsible for the state she was in – he must try to fix it.
As he was approaching her bed in the hospital, he was stopped by this short sweet girl who pulled him aside and asked, “Are you Kuan-Lin?”
He said, “Yes”.
She said, “My name is Angel and I am Shu-Chen’s friend from Singapore Story – an web-based publication. I have something to show you before you see her.”
“What,” he said.
She said, “Follow me,” and then led him to another room where there was a dvd player and popped in a dvd and presses play. It was a video of Shu-Chen. Shu-Chen narrated it explaining that strange things were happening to her. She showed bite marks, bruises and explained of memory loss and behavioual changes. She explained that before she had a need to go to the Taipingshan National Forest but that need was now overshadowed by a desire to end her life and harm herself. She explained that she no longer knew who she was but felt like she was being watched 24/7 and constantly felt unsafe – even in her own home.
The girl said, “She told me that if anything was to happen to her that you would come and to show you this video. That you would know what to do.”
Kuan Lin felt his legs give way and decided to leave immediately before meeting Shu-Chen. He felt his whole world turned upside down and felt responsible for the misfortune that befell Shu-Chen and had made a decision on how to help her. As he was driving away the tears streamed down his face for all that had been cast upon the poor Shu-Chin.
As his car entered the National Park and he drove closer to his cabin he put his foot down on the accelerator. The cars speed increased rapidly and through the headlight piercing through the darkness a shape began to emerge and suddenly at close to 100km per hour a crash as Lins car ran into the aged Cypress and he was flung through the windshield smashing into the tree. Life ran from his broken body as the sound of a banshee pierced the night.
The next morning Shu-Chen awoke from her coma none the wiser as to what has happened and now lives a comfortable life having gotten married and with family.
Many strange things have happened in Taipingshan National Forest near the Cypress Grove ever since.