Translator: Sweet Bun
“Well… But…” The shopkeeper looked at Song Weiyi and turned to Xia Xingchen.
Xia Xingkong curbed her anger and said, “Weiyi, I think you’d better not take the love of others. My sister is going to buy this shirt for her boyfriend.”
“What does that have to do with me? No matter what, I will take this shirt anyway!”
“Sorry, I’m not going to compromise.” Xia Xingchen persisted. If only Song Weiyi had negotiated with her in a polite way, she could have given up this shirt.
“Weiyi, do you know who her boyfriend is?” Xia Xingkong continued while staring at Xia Xingchen in a hostile manner.
Xia Xingchen already had no interest in making up stories, so she didn’t care what Xia Xingkong will say to Song Weiyi.
“She is buying this shirt for…”
“She’s buying it for me.” A familiar male voice interrupted Xia Xingkong abruptly.
Xia Xingkong was so shocked that her breathing became heavy.
Xia Xingchen looked over upon hearing a familiar voice and saw Xu Yan walking towards them.
Song Weiyi seized him up several times, “Did… we meet last night? You are the interpreter besides Yeqing.”
“Hello, Miss Song. I didn’t expect to see you here.” Xu Yan nodded slightly and greeted her gracefully. After that, he glanced over Xia Xingkong’s pale face, then stared at Xia Xingchen, his pupils darkening. In the end, he turned to Song Weiyi and said, “Xingchen intends to give this shirt to me as a gift.”
“I see. You are…” Song Weiyi said, pointing at him and Xia Xingchen with her fingers, “Are you her boyfriend?”
“No!” Xia Xingkong answered in a shrill tone, she was a little agitated, “Xu Yan is not her boyfriend! He’s MY FIANCE!”
Song Weiyi was surprised as well as amused just by looking at these three persons, “It seems to be a complicated love triangle. Well, since she chose this shirt for you and now you’re here, I won’t insist on taking it from her.”
Knowing Xia Xingchen has a boyfriend, Song Weiyi felt a lot more pleasant as she looked at her again. Song said to the shopkeeper, “Wrap up the shirt and give it to Miss Xia. I don’t want it.”
Xia Xingchen remained silent from beginning to end. Xu Yan took the shopping bag handed by the shopkeeper and walked out of the store hand-in-hand with Xia Xingchen in the face of Xia Xingkong.
Xia Xingkong fixed her sad eyes at them as if to poke holes in their bodies.
Then the tears gushed out from her eyes unexpectedly; looking at their receding figures, Xia Xingkong only felt that her heart was hollowed out in a moment…
She has been loving and waiting for this man for so many years… Just several days ago, he was still within her reach, but once they returned from abroad and went back to the world where Xia Xingchen is, everything has changed into bubbles!
“Stop crying. What’s the point of it? I think they’re a good match.” Song Weiyi handed the handkerchief to Xia Xingkong. Actually, she wishes that Xia Xingchen and Xu Yan are lovers.
When she first met Xia Xingchen, she was already full of vigilance.
“You don’t understand…” Xia Xingkong still looked at the direction where they disappeared.
“Indeed, I can’t understand your complicated love triangle. But I know one thing – my man must, and can only love me!” Song Weiyi raised her chin confidently. Thinking of that distinguished and noble man, her face turned florid and her heart was full of admiration, “The man I choose must be the best in the world and the one who loves me most!” (Teaser: keep sober-minded lady, Bai doesn’t love you…)
Out of the store, Xia Xingchen pulled her hand out from Xu Yan’s.
Xu Yan glanced at their separated hands and apologized, “Sorry. I may have caused some trouble for you just now.”
She shook her head, “I know you’re trying to help me out. But Xia Xingkong may have misunderstood us.”
“Sorry, I just… I’m sorry to take advantage of you.” He made a frank apology.
He deliberately took her hand and left to discourage Xia Xingkong. It would be better for them to be heartless to each other.
Besides, his mind is full of Xingchen now and he is trying to seize every chance to meet her, so he really has no energy to coax Xia Xingkong.
Xia Xingchen didn’t care but comforted him, “Don’t feel sorry. Anyway, she has been hating me for a long time. Even if nothing happened, once you broke up with her, she will definitely blame all to me. So it’s okay.”
“She’s just not as sensible as you are, but she wasn’t like that before.”
Xia Xingchen laughed, “You’re too naive.”
However, Xia Xingkong has been pretending innocently in front of him for so many years, so it’s no wonder that he will believe her.
“Forget about her.” Xu Yan smiled, “My car is parked outside. Let’s go to visit your dad now, time is running out.”
Xia Xingchen nodded and sped up to catch up with Xu Yan.
When she was about to get in the car, Xu Yan handed her the shopping bag, “It’s yours, put it away.”
Actually, he knew who the shirt was bought for. Unexpectedly, Xia Xingchen said, “It’s yours now.”
“Yes, you just paid for it, didn’t you?”
“… I know it’s a gift you chose for someone else. You can give it to him.” Xu Yan gave her the bag.
Xia Xingchen didn’t say anything. She got into the car and put the shopping bag on the back seat. Seeing Xu Yan looking at herself, she grinned and said, “I’m not going to give it to him.”
He looked at her with a bemused expression.
She shrugged and laughed, “What do I have to do with him? It’s better to say ‘Happy Birthday’ than give a shirt to him, and it won’t cause any misunderstandings.”
Xu Yan pondered over this word and wanted to ask more questions, but when he saw her gloomy face, he threw away his doubts and laughed, “Then I can take it as a gift from you, right?”
“Of course, a gift to thank you for taking me to visit my dad, how about that?”
Xu Yan smiled, “Then I won’t reject it.”
They headed to Beswell Hospital in the car.
There is sad music playing on the radio. Xia Xingchen sits on the passenger side, contemplating. She remains silent for a long time, just looks out of the window thoughtfully.
Xu Yan, however, hopes that the journey can be a little farther, it’s better that… they can just remain like this for a lifetime…