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Xiao Shi swooned over the loving kiss which He Qun gave her as Vincent and the bunch of people from Wei Xiao Pasta were standing by and cheering for them.
When they pulled apart, He Qun looked at her deeply and asked, "My turtle girl, since you've accepted the ring I gave you, are you prepared to marry me?"
"Who'd want to marry you? You think it's so easy?" Xiao Shi replied.
"So you're not thinking of marrying me? Who else would want a turtle girl?"
"How'd you know nobody wants me? There's Peter..."
"Stop fantasizing, the whole world knows we're now engaged...You can't go back on your word," He Qun pulled her into a tight hug. Xiao Shi quietly enjoyed such moment of happiness.
He Qun's mum looked at them and then turned to Xiao Shi's mum, "Seems like we've to get ready for a wedding preparation."
"Right, we'll meet up at Wei Xiao Pasta tomorrow and discuss about their wedding...I'm so overjoyed, Xiao Shi is a big girl now...She's getting married!" Xiao Shi's mum expressed happily.
"So He Qun and Xiao Shi, are you both done yet?? Don't forget that it's He Qun's birthday today...We should get on with the celebration and talk about marriage later," Vincent added.
"My Jinx Fiance, Happy Birthday!" Xiao Shi gave He Qun a kiss after she has wished him.
"Cheng Xiao Shi, it's the first time you took the initiative to kiss me!" He Qun said in surprise.
"Come on, there's always a first time for everything! Let's start the celebration!" Xiao Shi quickly joined the crowd, a little embarrassed over what she just did.
"Cheng Xiao Shi, you're finished!" He Qun hurriedly ran after her.
Seeing this pair of happy couple, everyone around couldn't help wishing the best for them. The joy of the celebration lasted throughout the night and soon, all was over.
The next day, He Qun arrived early at Wei Xiao Pasta, looking for Xiao Shi.
"Auntie, where's Xiao Shi?"
"My dear future son-in-law, you're so early. Xiao Shi's still asleep. She must be tired from last night's party. I'll go wake her up."
"It's okay, auntie. We've to go for a photoshoot. Since we've made known Xiao Shi's identity publicly last night, Vincent has arranged for us to shoot for E-News magazine cover. We'll just let Xiao Shi rest for a bit...I'll wait for her, there's no need to rush." However, He Qun was actually secretly wishing to see his turtle fiancee at this very second. He didn't realise it, but Vincent had noticed he's getting all the more concerned about Xiao Shi. Otherwise, he wouldn't have awaken Vincent so early in the morning. The photoshoot was supposed to be in the afternoon, but he's already now at Smile Pasta.
"He Qun, why don't you go look for her in her room. Once she knows you're here, she'll wake up for sure."
Xiao Shi's mum must have read his mind...He Qun quickly agreed.
He Qun quietly entered Xiao Shi's room but he didn't feel like waking her up yet. He sat by the bedside and looked at Xiao Shi, who's still fast asleep. The rest of Xiao Shi's family were silently watching them from outside.
"Xiao Shi, thanks for giving me so much happiness, I'll always love you for the rest of my life," He Qun held Xiao Shi's hand and wrote "I Love You" on her soft palm. He then slowly planted a kiss on her forehead.
In fact, Xiao Shi was already awake and she had heard him confessing to her once again. She purposefully turned away, not wanting He Qun to see her trying her best not to laugh. She pretended to be speaking in her dream, "He Qun, please don't ever leave me, okay?"
He Qun laughed, "My Turtle Fiancee, you even thought about me in your dreams, seems that you really love me lots."
"Who said so?" Xiao Shi suddenly sat up.
"So you've been awake all along?" He Qun noticed.
"Nooo...I just woke up, I didn't hear what you said," Xiao Shi tried to cover up.
"You heard everything I said?" He Qun didn't look too happy. Those who're outside nearly broke into laughter.
"Well, just a little really. Who told you to be writing stuff on my hand, it really tickles...that's why I woke up. What did you write anyway? I really had no idea," Xiao Shi just rambled.
"I wrote "Turtle Girl"," He Qun lied.
"You can't call me that!" Xiao Shi fumed.
"If you don't call me a 'Jinx', then I wouldn't call you 'Turtle Girl'."
"Fine, you may go ahead," Both knew that this is a habit they'd find hard to give up.
"You're not simply a turtle, but also a 'lazy' turtle."
"Stinky He Qun, tell me, what are you here for?!"
"Quick get out of bed, we need to go for a photoshoot."
"Photoshoot? What for? Our wedding?" Xiao Shi's family members nearly plunged into the room but luckily, Xiao Shi's mum managed to prevent them.
"Turtle girl, you seem to be really eager to marry me...Don't forget, we're still students. The photoshoot is actually for E-News magazine cover."
"That's not it," Xiao Shi turned to the doorway, "Mum, why would you let this 'Jinx' in my room?"
"He's your fiance afterall, why shouldn't I let him in?" Xiao Shi's mum entered the room.
"Mum, you're there all along, how could you?" Xiao Shi added angrily.
"I'm your mum, ain't I? I'm just concerned about you, is there anything wrong with that? Right, everybody? He Qun, am I right?" The rest of the gang finally appeared in front of them, surprising both He Qun and Xiao Shi.
He Qun didn't say a word. Xiao Shi looked at them, "Grandpa, Dad, Brother, Sis-in-law, Lei Long, You've all been watching us from outside...How embarrassing!"
"My daughter, there's really nothing to be embarrassed about!"
"Xiao Shi, Mum was just afraid that your wedding might have some complications." Qian Hui's at it again. 'Qian Hui!" everyone called out in unison.
"Don't worry, everyone...all will go on smoothly. I'll surely marry Xiao Shi." He Qun then turned to Xiao Shi, "I'll wait for you outside." When he's said those words, He Qun left the room with the others.
When she's alone by herself, Xiao Shi kept on thinking about what He Qun has said to her. She knew by now that he finally has the courage to accept love. She said to herself, "He Qun, you're my only love...From now on, I wouldn't ever leave you."
When she's gotten herself ready, she told He Qun, "Let's go now." Xiao Shi then turned to her mum, "Mum, we're going for the photoshoot."
"Auntie, see you," He Qun bade goodbye.
"Sure, you can come home late if you want."
When they're outside...
"Come get in the car, turtle girl...I'll bring you to a place."
"Didn't you say that we're going for the photoshoot?"
"That'll be in the afternoon, so are you coming?"
"So you lied," Xiao Shi muttered as she got into the car.
"I learnt that from you."
"When did I ever lie to people?"
"Time to get yourself thinking," He Qun started the car and drove them to the intended destination.
At the Underground Club, Ah Zhe was busy composing a new tune. Rita was sitting quietly closeby, watching the person whom she's loved since childhood. She was thinking how she used to always ran after him, now Ah Zhe has willingly pursued her and she's once again returned to his side. At long last, he has surrendered all the pains from the past. She's grateful and happy for what he did. Happiness is just this simple. She stood up and walked towards him.
Ah Zhe joked, "Afraid that I'll leave you? You've been looking at me so attentively."
"That's right, I just love watching you...I won't ever let you leave me."
"Don't worry, that'll not happen. The love between my bro and Xiao Shi lets me understand that I have to cherish those around me. Or else, happiness will just slip away."
"Then, I should thank both of them...By the way, I wonder where're they now?"
"I don't know about my bro. He called me this morning and told us not to go look for him. He's got his date with Xiao Shi well-planned out for the whole day."
"Oh well,...are you tired now? Need a drink??"
"No, thanks. Just found out how good it is to have a girlfriend."
"You talk too much," Rita added smilingly. It's love afterall...
-End of Chapter-
"Wow, they're so beautiful...He Qun, you made all these?" Xiao Shi gazed admiringly at those countless red roses and various heart-shaped balloons that filled the whole room.
"Right, I just want to give you a surprise...and let you know that you're the most lucky turtle girl on earth."
"I like them very much, He Qun, I really love you."
"I love you too, Xiao Shi...We'll always be together, right?" He Qun said as he embraced her.
"Yup, I'll always stay by your side."
"Ouch, it hurts!" Xiao Shi grimaced, "He Qun, why did you hit me?"
"Were you dreaming again, Turtle Girl? Hitting you is a way to keep you awake."
"What were you imagining again? Was it our wedding??"
"No way,...It's all because I woke up too early today...I'm just tired."
"Fine, let's get out of the car...we're finally here."
"What are we here for?" Xiao Shi saw that He Qun has parked his car not far from the entrance to a high-class restaurant.
"Why would I take you to a restaurant? You haven't had your breakfast since morning...My Turtle Girl, aren't you hungry?"
"When have you turned into someone so caring? Are you hiding a motive behind all this?"
"What are you talking about? I'm just concerned about you, anything wrong with that?"
"Yup,...well, maybe there's a slight motive..."
"What! So I'm right afterall...tell me what it is, orelse...."
"Ok...Firstly, lots of work are waiting to be done this afternoon, so I don't want you to miss a single meal; Secondly, you came here with Peter before, remember? I once promised you that I'll treat you to a $1800 beef steak, but never had the chance to fulfill it. So now is the time to do it...Plus, it's a way for me to vent off my anger over your date with Peter..."
"You call that a 'date'? I never knew you're really angry...thought you didn't mind at all..."
"Me not getting angry?? If I had a meal with another girl, how would you feel?" He Qun had admitted his own feelings.
"Would you dare?"
"Come on, my Turtle Girl,...let's go inside."
After they've had a great time at the restaurant, they head for the studio to do the photoshoot.
Over at Smile Pasta, He Qun and Xiao Shi's mum are busy discussing both of their wedding.
"Would you want an Eastern or Western style wedding?" He Qun's mum asked with a smile.
"I'd say Western style...I want to see Xiao Shi in a wedding
gown...She'll look so pretty!"
"Mum, did I give you enough useful info?" Qian Hui asked.
"Yes, indeed...You did a great job this time."
"But, Mum, He Qun and Xiao Shi are still students, isn't it too early for them to get married?"
"Not at all, He Qun and Xiao Shi just look so sweet together...now is the perfect timing for them to tie the knot," Xiao Shi's mum replied.
"That's right, the earlier the better...we'll have less worries after this," He Qun's mum remarked.
"Sounds kinda sensible to me," Qian Hui added.
"What do you mean by 'kind of' sensible?? It's absolutely 'sensible'."
"But, Xiao Shi's mum, should we ask them if they'd agree to this?" He Qun's mum asked further.
"We'll just give them a surprise," Xiao Shi's mum returned.
When He Qun and Xiao Shi have arrived outside the studio, Vincent was there waiting for them. "Finally, you both turn up."
"We're on time, aren't we?" He Qun then turned to Xiao Shi, "Ready to do the photoshoot, my Turtle Girl?"
Xiao Shi just smiled.
Inside the studio...
"Ah Zhe, Rita, how did you both end up here?" Xiao Shi was surprised to see them the moment she entered the studio.
"Huh? What are you guys here for?" He Qun too asked.
"We're here to help you both..." Ah Zhe paused as Rita secretly nudged him from behind. She then continued for him, "We're here to see you two doing your photoshoot...Right, Ah Zhe?"
Ah Zhe looked at Rita for a second and then nodded, "Oh yeah, right...We're here to see how it's like to do a photoshoot. Brother, you only said that I couldn't phone you for today, but it's not like we couldn't meet each other."
"Really?" He Qun was still not fully convinced.
"Of course, we're just concerned about you."
It's finally Xiao Shi's chance to speak up, "Ah Zhe, when we're done with the photoshoot, we'll find a place to hang out together, okay?"
"Sure," Ah Zhe agreed.
Vincent quickly added, "Alright, He Qun and Xiao Shi, time for you both to go change and get yourselves ready for the photoshoot." He then turned to Ah Zhe and both hinted to each other a plan that they already had in mind.
Once the shooting was done, He Qun and Xiao Shi were preparing to leave the studio when Ah Zhe said to Rita, "It's our turn now."
Ah Zhe then walked towards his brother while Rita went after Xiao Shi. Both of them said at the same time, "Come, follow us."
Ah Zhe and Rita led each of them to separate dressing rooms.
At He Qun's side,...
"Ah Zhe, why did you bring me here for? The photoshoot is over...and what's Rita and Xiao Shi up to?"
"You'll know later...Now, time for you to change into this," Ah Zhe took out an outfit from one of the closets and handed it to He Qun.
"That is..." He Qun was nearly at a lost for words.
"A Groom's suit, you're gonna wear it."
"What else could it be? To take photos..."
"Oh come on, why do I have to wear that to take photos?"
"That's just because you and Xiao Shi are going to take wedding pictures."
"I don't have any choice, that's Mum's request...I have to comply with her order."
"How can she be making this decision without first asking us?"
"Well, she just called me earlier today, and said she needed both Rita and I to help her with..........then, that's how we ended up here in this studio with both of you."
It seemed that He Qun was not listening, for he has finally changed into the suit which Ah Zhe gave him.
At Xiao Shi's side,...
"Rita, why would you wanna bring me here? Are you trying to abduct me??"
"Cheng Xiao Shi, you can really imagine things! What's there for me to gain from abducting you??"
"So what do you want to do with me?"
Rita just turned to the make-up artist in the room and requested her to help work on Xiao Shi. "Please get it done fast, she still need time to change as well."
"Do we still need to carry on with the photoshoot??" Xiao Shi couldn't help asking.
"Right," Rita simply replied.
"I see." When they were done, Rita took out a piece of wedding gown from a case...
Xiao Shi couldn't hide her surprise, "I've never seen such a beautiful wedding dress...Oh, my..."
The stunning wedding gown has intricate pearl-beaded bodice, matched with peach-colored florets. The dress sparkles brightly in the well-lit room. There're even more slanting, delicate beading at the waist, beautifully adorned with silver laces, giving a princess-like feel.
"Rita, am I gonna wear this??"
Rita let out a sigh, "What can I say? Cheng Xiao Shi, don't tell me I'll be the one to wear it?"
"So I'm really gonna wear it?" Xiao Shi still couldn't believe the dress was actually meant for her.
"Of course, who wouldn't wear it to take wedding photos?"
"Wedding photos??? Who'll be taking wedding photos??"
"You and He Qun..."
"How is that possible? He never mentioned to me before..."
"He just wants to give you a surprise," Rita lied.
"Really? I never thought he's this romantic..." Xiao Shi said smilingly.
"Ok, now we've no time to waste...Hurry, put this on..."
When He Qun and Xiao Shi walked out of their respective dressing rooms at the same time, He Qun almost couldn't believe it the instant he saw...Xiao Shi??
She's gorgeous, dressed in the most elegant wedding gown, she's like an angel! He couldn't take his eyes off her, is she his Turtle Girl?.
"He Qun,...He Qun," Xiao Shi called his name repeatedly but there's still no response. "He Qun, are you done looking?"
Ah Zhe elbowed He Qun and finally, he said something, "My Turtle Girl, I never thought that this gown would transform a little ugly duckling into such an adorable swan...You should be grateful for it." He still likes to tease her.
Anger once again spread across Xiao Shi's face,"You stinky He Qun, can't you find much better words to say than those? You're always like this."
"Okay, Xiao Shi, He Qun, let's take your wedding photos...Auntie has called me earlier today, telling me that you guys must get those pictures taken this afternoon," Vincent reminded.
"Wait a sec," He Qun added all of a sudden.
"Ge(means 'Brother'- I just think this sounds better so I'll use it from now on), what's the matter?" Gino asked. Xiao Shi was getting confused...Didn't Rita say that He Qun has made this arrangement? What has Auntie to do with all these?? And what does He Qun have in mind now??
As she was still thinking, He Qun turned to his Turtle Girl,"Xiao Shi, come with me." Before Xiao Shi could respond, he had pulled her along to one corner.
When they're well away from the earshot of the others, He Qun told her, "Xiao Shi, you look awesome in this wedding dress." She blushed, "You Jinx, is that really what you said?? I never knew you'd praised me..."
"There's always a first time for everything."
"Then why didn't you say so a while ago...instead, you just teased me!"
"Didn't you see that everyone was around?"
"All just because of that??"
"What else could it be?"
"So you dragged me here just to say these stuff??"
"Ahum,...let's go take our pics now," He Qun was about to turn around when Xiao Shi quickly gave him a little peck on the cheek. "Thanks, He Qun..." she said softly...
He Qun smiled...Without realising it, Ah Zhe and others have seen everything that happened...At least, their efforts have not been wasted. They believed they've done the right thing 'cause this was what He Qun and Xiao Shi wanted but they just never had the courage to admit it.
When He Qun and Xiao Shi were taking their photos, happiness and contentment were all too apparent on their faces...they didn't mind such a setup afterall.
He Qun understands why his mum had planned all this...She knows what's in his heart that he wouldn't want to express...so this is the way she could help fulfill his wish...
As for Xiao Shi, she knows how happy she's right now...all because of He Qun...She's still thankful for what he's 'presumably' done for her this very day...
Ah Zhe and the rest who're watching them, couldn't help thinking about the life in future that's eagerly awaiting them.
Ah Zhe held onto Rita, he knows happiness is in his hands...He wouldn't let go of it, promising to give Rita the love she'd hoped for so long.
Now, how about Vincent?? Should he go look for someone who's meant for him as well? But where to? He had no idea...
When they're done with the wedding pictures, the four of them went out to relax for a bit...deliberately enjoying every moment of the day...
-End of Chapter-
At Wei Xiao Pasta, He Qun's mum was so delighted after receiving a phone call from Vincent. She then turned to Xiao Shi's mum, "My dear In-law, we've to start the wedding preparations."
"Really? So the plan worked out?"
"Vincent told me that He Qun and Xiao Shi have finished taking their photos. Next, it's time to get ready for a wedding..."
"Right, let's get them to discuss about it now," the rest of the people at Smile Pasta were soon happily chatting about He Qun and Xiao Shi's wedding.
On the other hand, He Qun, Xiao Shi, Rita and Ah Zhe were strolling the street casually, when Xiao Shi suddenly saw a little boy racing across the road. A car was heading in his direction and was about to hit him when Xiao Shi shouted, "Look out!" She quickly ran towards him.
He Qun was taken aback by Xiao Shi's reaction and immediately followed after her. Luckily, Xiao Shi managed to shove the child aside. He Qun held onto her firmly and dodged to avoid them both getting hit. The driver stopped and got off from his car, "Are you guys alright?"
Ah Zhe and Rita hurriedly went over to them and was relieved that nothing had happened. Ah Zhe told the driver, "We're okay, stay more alert next time...You may go now." The driver then left the scene.
Xiao Shi and He Qun both stood up...Xiao Shi turned to the boy and asked, "Are you alright? Do we need to take you to the hospital?"
He replied, "Thanks for saving me."
A lady rushed towards them ,"Ming Ming, are you okay? You really scared the wits out of me."
The child added,"I'm alright, mum...It's she who saved me."
The lady turned to Xiao Shi, "Thanks very much, Miss...You're a kind person."
"You're welcome. Just don't let your child cross the road by himself next time."
"I will...Thanks alot, we should get going now."
He Qun, who had been silently watching all this, couldn't take it anymore and went to Xiao Shi's side,"My Turtle Girl, from now on, without my consent, you're not allowed to stay away from me. Didn't you realise how dangerous it was a while ago?"
"He Qun, are you hurt in any way?" Xiao Shi asked worriedly.
He Qun sighed,"So you're only concerned about others...What's most important is that you're not hurt! We're lucky that driver missed us, but what if something happens next time? Have you ever thought about how I would feel?"
"You're not just any other person, you're my fiance! That's why I'm concerned! Fine, I'm wrong then...He Qun, there wouldn't be another time."
He Qun softened himself towards her, "Don't do this again without thinking about its consequences, 'kay?"
"I will," Xiao Shi smiled. Unknown to them, someone had been observing them from afar.
This person had just arrived in Taiwan and was about to return to the hotel where he was staying, when he saw all that had happened.
His assistant went over to He Qun and asked, "You must be He Qun?"
"Yes, I am...You're?" He Qun returned.
"It's not that significant...what's important is this...My boss told me to hand it to you," he then passed He Qun a note. It was written...
"You seem to be really concerned about your fiancee...Young man, you're brave..."
"Who's your boss?" He Qun inquired.
He Qun turned to the direction which he pointed. That person smiled...He Qun nodded in acknowledgement as a way to express his thanks.
"We'll meet again," that man's assistant said and afterwards, he walked away to join his boss. They then left the spot.
"He Qun, you know him?" Xiao Shi asked. "Yeah, Ge, have you met him before?" Ah Zhe added.
"Nope, never," He Qun answered.
"Well, why would he smile at you?"
"I have no idea...Come on, let's forget about this...Ah Zhe, why don't you head back with Rita now...It's getting dark, I'll send Xiao Shi home."
"Alright, be careful then...Rita, come, let's go."
"See you both," Rita bade and left with Ah Zhe.
"Come, Turtle Girl, I'll bring you home."
"Ummm...He Qun,...you sure you don't know that person?"
"I'm utterly sure...you thought I lied to you?"
"No, I'm just wondering why he's that keen on you...could he be a gay who's fallen in love with you??"
"Just what is going on in your mind? Don't forget, I'm a public figure, it's obvious that people will know me! Stop thinking too much, my turtle girl, let's go home now..."
He Qun opened the door of the car for Xiao Shi and soon, they're off to Wei Xiao Pasta...
In a hotel's distinguished guest room, a man was seated infront of his laptop and told his assistant, "Gino,(Sorry, can't think of a better name...) help me gather all information pertaining to He Qun, I need them."
"Also, please contact his manager for me...I want to meet up with He Qun tomorrow."
"Alright, boss, you've made up your mind?"
"Almost...I'll finalise my decision by tomorrow."
At Wei Xiao Pasta, when He Qun and Xiao Shi returned, everyone wasted no time and quickly went up to them.
"Our daughter is finally getting married...I'm so happy!" Xiao Shi's mum exclaimed.
"Mum, who's getting married? You still have another daughter apart from me?" Xiao Shi asked.
"Of course it's you, Xiao Shi...Both you and He Qun had your wedding pictures taken, so aren't you two gonna get married?" Grandpa added.
"Grandpa, how would you all know?" Xiao Shi couldn't help blushing. He Qun also appeared slightly embarrassed.
"Xiao Shi, how can we not know about it? There's nothing to be shy about. I'm going to be a celebrity's sister-in-law. So glad!" Qian Hui rattled on excitedly.
"Honey, it's not the time to care about you being a sister-in-law...We're talking about 'their' wedding," Cheng Ming butted in.
"Brother, Sis-in-law, Grandpa, Dad, Mum, please don't talk about it, okay?"
At this moment, He Qun's phone started ringing. "Sorry, I need to answer a call," he said and turned around to pick up his phone. Xiao Shi's family still carried on giving all sorts of suggestions for their wedding.
When He Qun's finished with the phone conversation, he turned to Xiao Shi, "Vincent said there's an urgent matter he needs to discuss with me. I might have to go now."
"Then, don't make Vincent wait for too long. Just go and see him..."
"Okay, if you happened to feel unwell, call me the first minute," He Qun still get a sense that Xiao Shi's hurt from the earlier incident. But, she seems to be fine at first glance...
"Don't worry, I'm alright...I'll call you if there's anything wrong."
"Uncle, Auntie, I'll hand Xiao Shi back to your care now, I need to go meet Vincent."
"Bye." He Qun left...
When He Qun's out of sight, Xiao Shi stooped down and held onto her ankle. He Qun's right...Xiao Shi's hurt.
"What's wrong, Xiao Shi?"
"Mum, my feet hurts..."
Xiao Shi's mum helped her to a nearby seat, "Is it just your ankle?"
Xiao Shi only looked at her mum with an expression that spoke of even more pain. She then helped her daughter took off her shoes, "My, such a big swelling!! How did this happened?!"
"Well, nothing serious, really,...I saved a kid from an accident today, so I had twisted it unexpectedly."
"Doesn't He Qun know about this? How can he not be concerned at all?" Xiao Shi's dad ain't too pleased.
"Dad, don't blame him...I just don't wanna let him know, otherwise he'll be worried...If he hadn't saved me, I wouldn't be here with you all now...He even scolded me for this."
"My dear daughter,...how did you manage to walk? Didn't He Qun notice any difference?"
"I tried my best to keep my normal walking posture, he wouldn't realise it."
"Didn't you know it's all because you worked so hard to hide your pain, it became swollen this much?" Grandpa continued. "I'd say both of you kids only know how to think of the best for each other."
Xiao Shi's mum soaked Xiao Shi's feet in warm water before wrapping them up in bandage...She then helped Xiao Shi to her room.
"Daughter, is it still painful?"
"Mum, I'm okay...Don't you forget, I'm a 'Turtle Girl'! Nothing is too tough for me to handle," Xiao Shi smiled.
"Hey, you seem to forget all about your Mum since you've got He Qun ...All you want is for him not to get worried. How about your Mum? I'm worried, you know...have you thought about that?"
"Sorry, Mum...Just that He Qun has got lots to do, I don't want him to get distracted."
Xiao Shi's mum heaved a sigh, "My daughter has finally grown up, you've learnt how to care about others...Ok, go to sleep early, dear!"
"Good Night, Mum," Xiao Shi's mum tucked her well under the covers and left the room. Xiao Shi thought how lucky she is to have her family and He Qun with her...Slowly, she fell asleep and even dreamt of her wedding...
The next day in the afternoon, Vincent and He Qun were at a hotel's coffee House. They had picked the seats next to the window.
He Qun seemed to be engrossed in something else. Vincent was aware of that, "He Qun, don't lose your concentration. You should know how hard it is to meet up with Director Teng Sen...It's a rare chance that his assistant would call me yesterday to make this arrangement. I don't want you to miss this golden opportunity to venture into the International Film Industry..."
He Qun recalled what Vincent told him the day before...This renowned director, Teng Sen wants to see him...It's strange, he didn't show up for our last meeting...Now, he plans to see me again?
Vincent had advised him to rest early...He had fallen asleep in the midst of worrying about Xiao Shi. This morning, Vincent and him had been busy with selecting the right outfit and consulting with a number of hairstylists till noontime. He Qun hasn't yet given Xiao Shi a call. They've rushed here straightaway. Come on, let's put more focus, He
"I know, Vincent Ge," He Qun told.
"Sorry, have I keep you waiting?" someone said. Vincent and He Qun looked up.
"That's not it, Director Teng...We've been too early," Vincent added. "Do take a seat..."
"It's you?" He Qun was surprised. He was the person who wrote him the piece of note yesterday.
"Right, glad to meet you again, I'm Teng Sen."
"You both knew each other?" Vincent questioned curiously.
"Yes, luck has it that I met him the day before," Teng Sen explained.
"Director Teng, I'm the fortunate one to have met you," He Qun returned.
"I had to take care of some matters back in China yesterday, so I can only scheduled this meeting today. My apologies..."
"Not at all, Director Teng, everyone knows you're always so busy everyday...We should thank you for taking the time to meet us...Who would blame you for that?...Take a seat, we should get this meeting started," Vincent reminded.
"Right, let's get down to business."
"So, Director Teng, we would like to know what are your views on He Qun's suitability to take on a role in your upcoming film," Vincent went straight to the point.
"That's what I wanted to talk about...There's no need to discuss further."
"No need to discuss? You mean you've already decided on your choice of cast?"
"So the reason why you told us to come here is that..."
"I hope you'll be willing to let He Qun consider taking up the role of the leading actor."
"Are you kidding me?" Vincent couldn't believe his ears.
"Do I look like I'm kidding?"
"So that's for real?"
"Of course, He Qun, what do you think?"
"Can you tell me why would you choose me to be the lead?" He Qun wants to know what causes Teng Sen to make such a decision.
"That's because I've seen how much you care about your fiancee...the way you protected her yesterday. You and your fiancee must be very much in love with each other. I'm looking for someone who's young and good-looking. He needs to be involved in a relationship and understands what it feels like to love a person. From my observations, you seem to fulfill all my requirements. Why wouldn't I choose you?"
"Thanks for looking up to He Qun," Vincent was trying to urge He Qun to accept the offer.
"So you agree?"
"Hope this will be a successful collaboration. We still have a month's time before filming will start. The shooting location will be at Shanghai, so you'll have to leave Taiwan for at least 6 months. Make full use of your remaining time here...For a more definite schedule, I'll let my assistant contact you about that."
Once He Qun heard what the director said, he became hesitant...Six Months?? How about Xiao Shi?? But Vincent simply continued, "Alright, thanks, Director Teng."
"Ok, then I should go now."
When Teng Sen has left, Vincent turned to He Qun, "I know you'll miss Xiao Shi, but you guys still have plenty of time in the future. You only have this one chance to enter the film industry...you can't miss it, understand?"
He Qun thought for a moment, Vincent was somewhat right. He can't neglect his job for the sake of love...He also wants to prepare a brighter future for Xiao Shi as well. He Qun merely nodded in silent agreement.
"So you just have to spend the rest of this month's time with Xiao Shi then...I wouldn't arrange any job for you before you leave for Shanghai...Enjoy yourselves!"
"Thanks, Vincent Ge."
"No need to thank me, are you going to Wei Xiao Pasta now?"
"Yup, I haven't even called Xiao Shi...So, just wanted to head over to her place."
"Then, say 'hi' for me to her family...See you."
"You're not leaving?"
"Nah, I want to stay here for a bit..."
"Ok, see you."
When He Qun left, Vincent thought back over the situation a while ago. He had finally helped He Qun secure a leading role in a much-anticipated film. It can be assumed that he's confident that He Qun wouldn't let him down, for it's certain he would do his best.
"This is my boyfriend, you should stop pestering me from now on," Vincent felt someone grabbed his arm and there's the sound of a female's voice.
-End of Chapter-
Note: Teng Sen is the director whom He Qun was supposed to meet in episode 17...
Vincent looked at the person who held onto him, with a baffled expression...She has shoulder-length hair and a tall, slender stature...A beautiful lady indeed,...just what is he thinking of? He then realised she has made him her last-minute "back-up".
"He's your boyfriend? You must be kidding me, Albe," a man said.
"It's true, he just came back from the States...We had planned to meet here today, right?" She nudged Vincent a bit as if to tell him his help is needed.
"Errr...That's right, Mister...You seem to have an interest in my girlfriend, but I don't think you'll get any chance," he responded.
"Really? Then,.....why don't you kiss?" the man still wouldn't believe them. Vincent regretted by now for getting himself involved in this situation. Is this guy crazy or what??
"Fine, if I did it, are you going to leave me alone?" Vincent and the guy were taken by surprise by her words.
"Yup, if you can prove that he's your boyfriend, I would stop bothering you," the man replied.
"Alright, Ah Jie, since you said it," she then kissed Vincent on the cheek, who stood frozen by her actions.
The other guy only said, "Wish you both the best", and left the scene.
"Thanks for helping me,...hey...are you okay?" the girl who's known as Albe waved infront of Vincent, who seemed to be in a dazed state.
"Huh?...Me?" Vincent reacted at last.
"Aha...I said thanks very much for your help...let me treat you to some coffee."
"I'm the one who's supposed to thank you, have a seat!"
Vincent looked at her, and found himself getting curious about this girl. "Who's that guy? You don't seem to like him at all," he asked.
"It's not that I hate him...He's Ah Jie, someone who likes me, and keeps following me around...I just couldn't stand him."
"He must've like you very much..."
"What's the use? I don't have any feelings towards him, there's really no point..."
"I see," Vincent found her to be rather interesting.
"Right, I have not asked you for your name...I'm Albe, and you?"
"Vincent, what do you work as?"
"A manager, how about you?"
"Oh, that must be a tiring job...I'm a more relaxed person...I'm the owner of a coffee shop...Here is the address, you're most welcomed to pop by anytime," she handed a business card over to him.
"I'd be glad to...Ah yes, I still have some matters to handle, so I should get going," Vincent suddenly thought of some stuff concerning He Qun's year-end concert that needed to be settled. He half wished that he could've stayed longer.
"Alright, I'll see you next time...Remember to drop by my coffee shop. I'll be sure to serve you well..."
"Thanks alot, see you then!"
Vincent left the hotel and went on his way. Albe was thinking how lucky she's to meet such a helpful person while she savoured her cup of coffee.
-End of Chapter-
Should I call him? Maybe I should...If he finds out my feet are hurt, he'll get angry...Perhaps, I shouldn't, it's already past noon...He didn't call me afterall...Xiao Shi was still thinking when Qian Hui rushed in all of a sudden, saying, "Xiao Shi, He...He Qun is here!"
"What, Sis, come help me up...He'll scold me if he sees me this way."
"Alright," Qian Hui quickly helped Xiao Shi and walked slowly out of the room.
Outside, Xiao Shi's mum was having a talk with He Qun. "He Qun, your Mum and I have thoroughly planned out your wedding, when are you and Xiao Shi gonna get married?"
"Auntie, I'm sorry but our wedding will have to be postponed."
"Why?!" everyone at Wei Xiao Pasta questioned as they heard what He Qun said.
"I'm going to take a break from my studies for half a year, 'cause I've accepted a role in a movie, so will be leaving for Shanghai soon," at this time, Xiao Shi, who's outside by now, heard it all. She blinked back tears and continued to listen.
"Really, how did it turn out this way? Such a pity, I was hoping to see my daughter finally getting married. Sigh...Now, I've to wait another six months," Xiao Shi's mum added disappointingly.
"Sorry, Auntie. I didn't want this to happen too...Don't worry, it's only six months...After that, when I'm done with my end-of-year concert, we'll proceed with the wedding. This is my promise, I'll keep it definitely."
Xiao Shi looked at the ring she's wearing on her finger and thought that since she and He Qun do love each other, it really doesn't matter when they're going to get married. She turned to Qian Hui, "Sis, you don't have to help me now...I can handle by myself,...just don't want him to know that I'm hurt."
"You sure okay?" Qian Hui hesitated.
"Don't worry." Qian Hui let go of her hand. Xiao Shi tried hard to put on a smile and kept her normal walking posture as she went forward and said, "Hey Jinx, how did you find time to see me again? Just proves that you're loving me more and more each day..."
"Turtle Girl, is that all you can think of? Whoever said that I'm here looking for you? I just wanted to try some pasta," he walked towards Xiao Shi.
"Yup...but it's strange seeing the way you walk...did our little turtle just had a fall?"
"No way, don't talk nonsense," Xiao Shi lied. She forced herself to stand straight, but the pain in her feet can be felt again.
The rest of the folks watched them bicker and got worried about Xiao Shi's feet. Following that, Xiao Shi accidentally hit a stool and cried out in pain as she fell.
"Xiao Shi, what's wrong with your feet?" He Qun asked with concern as he grabbed her and she ended up falling in his arms.
The others who had seen this, felt relieved. They then left the scene and offered the rest of the time to both of them.
"Nothing really, I just hit a stool."
"Is that so? Let me see them," He Qun insistently lifted up Xiao Shi's feet and as he saw them, his heart began to hurt.
"They're all swollen...Is this what you call 'Nothing'?"
"That's not a big deal, really...Look at me, I'm fine," she tried her best to stand up again.
"Don't move, it's all because of me. I had the feeling you were hurt the day before, but didn't give careful thought about it. Otherwise, it couldn't have gotten this worse...Is it still painful?" He Qun asked.
"Don't blame yourself, it's just me being unreasonably careless. It doesn't hurt now."
"Cheng Xiao Shi, if this goes on, I'll be really worried. What if I was not around you one day, will another trouble happened?"
"What are you talking about? It sure won't, just go and don't worry about me."
"You already knew?"
"Ya, I heard what you told my mum."
"But..." He Qun paused.
"I know what you're worried about. I can be 120% sure that I'll be alright. We don't have to get married that early, we're still students anyway. But you, remember to take a good care of yourself, don't be too devoted to your job and wore yourself out. I don't want to see you exhausted...That way, there's no point in bickering with you," Xiao Shi added with courage.
"Xiao Shi, thanks...With you as my girlfriend, I'm really fortunate," he said and hugged Xiao Shi.
"Stinky He Qun, now you've realised how good I am?...Right, when will you be leaving?"
"Then, we only have a month's time. I've to make the most of it. Orelse, there won't be anyone to argue with me after you left."
"Cheng Xiao Shi, we have to wait till you recover before saying any further."
"Okay, I know."
He Qun stayed at Wei Xiao Pasta till late evening. He had spent the whole afternoon with Xiao Shi.
From the moment he's back, He Qun has been wondering how he should tell his family about leaving for Shanghai. At such instant, his parents and brother were discussing about his wedding matters. He Qun's mum has surprisingly suggested for him and Ah Zhe to get married at the same time. He Qun didn't want to spoil their hopes but he has to do it. At last, he spoke up.
"Dad, Mum, Ah Zhe, I'm afraid that Xiao Shi and I are not getting married soon," he revealed.
"Why not?" the three of them questioned at the same time.
"I'm going to take part in a new film, and has to spend half a year in Shanghai."
"He Qun, what's gotten into you? I've planned out everything with your Mum, and now you told me you're not going to get married?...You......" He Qun's dad said angrily.
"Dad, don't get so worked up...Ge didn't say he's not going to get married, only that it has to be delayed," Ah Zhe tried to appease him.
"Honey, is it certain you really need to go?" He Qun's mum asked.
"Definitely, I can't let go of this opportunity."
"We can't help it then,...have you told Xiao Shi about it?"
"Yes, mum, she had agreed."
"Then, when are you leaving?" He Qun's dad is still concerned about him afterall.
"A month later."
"Ge, isn't this too rushed?"
"Director Teng wants to start filming next month. He had in mind to get it done as early as possible 'cause I still got to prepare for my year-end concert."
"Mum and Dad, it's getting late. You should get some rest now, I'll have a talk with brother in his room," Ah Zhe suggested and went upstairs with He Qun.
"Sigh, our kids have grown up, we're not capable of bothering them now," He Qun's dad lamented.
"Don't tell me you've to treat them as kids?"
"We've to release them like birds from a cage."
"Sigh, Husband, what should we do with the house we've chosen for them?"
"Just buy it...They will still be getting married, wouldn't they?"
"OK...Then, I'll handle the documents tomorrow."
"Good, let's rest now."
"Oh,...when will I have the chance to cuddle my grandkids?"
"That's it, just go have some rest."
In He Qun's room...
"Ge, you seem to have alot to do, to shoot a film and preparing for a concert, aren't you tired?"
"I'm still okay, doing filming and then getting ready for a concert, it's not that bad."
"Cheng Xiao Shi even agreed to this, the way I see she is, she shouldn't have let you go."
"Xiao Shi's really understanding...to have someone like her supporting me, I should have no worries at all."
"You're now so protective of her...you've obviously fallen deep into the river of love, there seems to be no way of return."
"Aren't you the same? Both you and Rita must be getting on well, right?" the two brothers have by now open up to each other.
"It's so good to have a girlfriend."
"Who would know my brother would say such a thing."
"Don't laugh, I do mean it...Eversince losing Xiao Rou, I've never been this happy."
"Ah Zhe, I'm sorry, it's all my fault."
"Come on, I've learnt to release myself from all those hurts and not to blame you for that."
"Go take some rest now."
After Ah Zhe has left his brother's room, he's starting to think about Xiao Rou again. Eventhough he has Rita by his side now, Xiao Rou is still someone he had loved so much. It's not possible for him to forget all about her, for he just couldn't do that...
-End of Chapter-
Xiao Rou remained to be the person whom Ah Zhe loved most. Even if she's not around anymore, he still hoped that, no matter where she is, she should be happy and at peace. From now on, the cherished love he once had with Xiao Rou has to be sealed deep down in his heart. Because he knows, there's Rita and he loves her, not wishing for her to get hurt. So he needs to put aside those memories, and pressed on with her. In the days ahead, it's Rita who will stay by his side, and not thoughts of Xiao Rou.
Time went on real fast, half-a-month has passed. Xiao Shi and He Qun have been bickering and teasing each other everyday. At times, they wished things could simply get on like this forever.
On this day, Vincent decided all of a sudden to bring them(Xiao Shi, He Qun, Rita and Ah Zhe)out for fun. They too felt they've not had some enjoyment for this half-month, so they might as well skip their classes.
Vincent had never been this carefree, just like a kid. The four of them wondered if it's him who's keeping them company, or the other way round! They had much fun till afternoon, and everyone became so exhausted like deflated dolls. Earlier, they decided not to drive, so could only walk.
"Sigh, seeing the four of you in pairs, I'm just a loner...How pitiful."
"Vincent Ge, you don't have to act so dismal...Go find yourself a partner," Xiao Shi joked. The rest of them just laughed.
"Cheng Xiao Shi, you think that's an easy thing to do? Would you expect me to be just as intimate as both of you having a kiss on the streets?" Vincent's words caused Xiao Shi to feel embarrassed.
"Vincent Ge, you must have dated someone in the past right?" Rita asked. She thought it couldn't be that Vincent haven't been involved in a relationship before. She's interested to know his past experiences.
"Of course, I was also young man once," Vincent replied.
"Vincent Ge, you're not that old yet. It's never too late to fall in love," Ah Zhe also added.
"Seems that I've never heard you talk about your story before, Vincent Ge," He Qun is also getting curious.
"It's not like I really needed to."
"Then, tell us. We want to know more about it."
"Actually, there's nothing much to talk about, really. It should be right after college graduation. I met a girl and, it was love at first sight. Then, I pursued her, never thought I would've succeeded. After half a year, we broke up. I came to realise a relationship that happened out of love at first sight couldn't be maintained for too long. That time, I had acted on impulse. Then, there's work so I didn't go on to think too much about this matter. Especially when I became He Qun's manager, everyday is a busy day. I don't even have much of a private time, who would care about relationships."
"Vincent Ge, I never thought you had been through this before. No wonder you could have so much fun like a kid today. Your girlfriend must be very pretty, or you would never have experienced love at first sight, am I right?" Xiao Shi asked.
"Cheng Xiao Shi, He Qun has always been calling you silly turtle, but I noticed you're not dense in any way," Vincent teased.
Xiao Shi turned to He Qun, "It's all because of you, Jinx. I'm not dumb but you kept on calling me that."
"You're in fact dumb, I wonder who's that girl who fell during the school's marathon, and she was so dense that she didn't even realise she was being picked on."
"You Jinx, it's just because of you that I became so unfortunate."
....and they bicker on...
The other three couldn't take them anymore...They couldn't go on listening. Ah Zhe said, "Come on, you guys can stop quarrelling...We're all tired, yet you both still got the strength to bicker. Should we be proud of you?"
He Qun and Xiao Shi stopped arguing.
"Ah Zhe, there's a cafe in front. Let's go in there," Rita pointed out.
"OK." The five of them walked towards the coffee shop.
This is a very unique coffee shop, known as 'Broken Angel's Wings'. The inside has been designed in such a way to give people a refreshing feeling. Every table looks different, there're some made out of wood and others of glass. When they just entered, they felt the name of the shop sounded strange. Seeing how it is inside makes them feel all the more weird. There's also a tree(of course, it's not real) with lots of cards hanging from its branches. Beside the counter, there's also a piece of black board which has words closely written on it. There's also a very sentimental love song being played. There're many people around, and they're mostly couples. But the place was not noisy in the least, instead it's warm.
When He Qun got noticed by some, there was quite a stir. He signed a few autographs and took some pictures before handing the rest to Vincent. The two pairs picked a quiet spot to sit down. There was a little box on the table which got some cards in it, and a pen. A waitress came by, "Welcome, the four of you, may I take your order?"
"Err...there's still one more of us,...we'll just wait for him," He Qun added.
"That's okay, I'll come back shortly," she turned about to go serve other customers.
"He Qun, this coffee shop seems so interesting, what are these cards used for?" Xiao Shi asked curiously.
"My Turtle Girl, I've never been here before, how would I know?" as he said, Vincent came over to join them.
"He Qun, you're absolutely getting to be more popular,...hey, why aren't you guys ordering?"
"Been waiting for you," Ah Zhe replied.
"Oh, then let's get some drinks, Waiter," Vincent called. He looked down and adjusted his coat a little. A lady went to their table and asked, "What would you guys like to have?"
"Coffee.......It's you? Vincent lifted his glance and was about to order, when he saw......
"It's you?" Albe saw him.
"This is your coffee shop?" Vincent inquired.
"How come I didn't realise that, this place and the address you've given me are the same!"
"I thought you had planned to come here."
The four of them were looking at them strangely as they conversed with each other, Ah Zhe couldn't help interrupting, "You both knew each other?"
"Yup, it's a coincidence...Let me introduce, she's Albe, we met each other earlier this month," he then turned to Albe, "This is He Qun, his fiancee, Cheng Xiao Shi, Ah Zhe, and Rita."
"Nice to meet you all, my name's Albe...This is my coffee shop, welcome here!"
"Thanks," they replied.
"Right, what would you like to drink? The bill's on me."
"We wouldn't mind then...We'll have coffee and orange juice," Vincent smilingly said.
"Okay, just wait for a moment, will be back in a jiffy," Albe then left to prepare their drinks.
When she's gone away, the four of them were starting to get curious. He Qun was the first to speak up, "Vincent Ge, since when have you met a new girlfriend?" He purposely stressed the word, 'Girlfriend'.
"What 'Girlfriend'?! Didn't I say that I met her earlier this month?? But I just happened to help her at that time, we're only casual friends," Vincent cleared up.
"Vincent Ge, I just reminded you to find a special someone, now you really did it! That's pretty quick, you're so smart," Xiao Shi kidded.
"Cheng Xiao Shi, you pair of lovers couldn't live on without making fun of me huh??"
"That's not it, just feeling kinda tired today...wanna relax a bit," Xiao Shi smiled.
While they're chatting, Albe had gotten ready a tray of drinks.
"Your coffee's here, try and see how it tastes," Albe was all smiles.
"Smells nice," this is their first response.
Vincent held up his cup of coffee and drank a fair amount of it.
"Mmmm...Your coffee tastes great!" Vincent remarked.
"Really? Then, do come here more often," Albe said happily.
He Qun was finding it puzzling...Didn't they just met not long ago? How come it feels as though they're like lovers. Vincent seldom praised others. What's wrong with him today? A change in attitude? This couldn't keep He Qun from suspecting that there must be clearly something going on between those two. As for Xiao Shi, she has been glancing around to satisfy her curiosity. She earnestly wants to know why this coffee shop has got such a distinctive style.
She finally chipped in, "Can I call you 'Sis Albe'?" Xiao Shi could find all sorts of ways to get closer to people.
"Yes, of course, I don't mind having another sister," Albe smiled.
"Oh, that'd be great!" Even calling someone 'Sis' could make Xiao Shi this much happy.
Actually, from the moment Xiao Shi first saw Albe, she gave her the impression of a protective 'Big' sister. Moreover, she's curious about this coffee shop, and she yearns to know more about this place.
"Sis Albe, come take a seat,...here, beside me," Xiao Shi urged He Qun to switch places over to Vincent's side. He Qun was quite unhappy about it, while Ah Zhe and Rita noticed Xiao Shi was really daring this time. She could manage to push him aside within minutes of meeting a new friend. Seems like Albe has got great charm.
He Qun just sat beside Vincent, with an expression that spoke of displeasure. Vincent quietly uttered, "He Qun, you've got more situations like this to face in future..."
He Qun pretended to laugh, and thought, "We'll see...Turtle Girl..." Xiao Shi was still blindly unaware of He Qun's gaze. What will happen after they walk out of this coffee shop??
"Sis Albe, this cafe is really one of a kind. Can I ask you a question?" Xiao Shi blurted.
"Sure, just ask," Albe had a faint idea of what Xiao Shi would like to know.
"Why do you call this coffee shop, 'Broken Angel's Wings'? Is there a special meaning behind this?" Xiao Shi finally expressed her doubt.
"That's because of a very touching story," everyone waited expectedly for her to continue.
-End of Chapter-
"Do you know that every guy has a special guardian angel? This angel will watch over him until he meets his true love, but she cannot fall for him. But there's this one angel who fell in love with the guy she's guarding over. That guy is good-looking, but he's a melancholic. Because his parents are separated, smiles have disappeared from his bright and charming face. The angel was sadden by this, but she can't offer much help. She sees him getting more depressed each day, and felt his sorrow. At last, she decided to sacrifice herself just for him to be happy once again. The angel cried, but there's no tear...When an angel cries, she'll descend to the sea of bitterness. The angel came before God and requested Him to grant happiness to the one she loved. He was willing to fulfill her wish, but there's a condition, that is, she'll lose her wings...For an angel to have broken wings, she'll no longer be an angel. And, she has to suffer all the pain in the process. Nevertheless, she didn't hesitate for a bit and agreed to bear the cost. God asked her, "Just for the sake of someone who never knew your existence, do you really need to do this?" Her answer was, "I'll be happy as long as he's happy." She lost her wings, and turned into an angel without wings. But the boy receives happiness, and met someone he loved. The angel was allowed to see him for one last time. She saw the smile on his face, and the last drop of her tears trickled down her face, and fell onto his hand. The angel then disappeared into the sea of bitterness, forever. The boy never knew about her, and anything she had given up just for him," Albe ended her story.
"How's that? Isn't it touching?" she asked.
"Aha...," Rita and Xiao Shi answered. Who'd know Rita would feel this way too?
"I'm so moved...That angel was so devoted to the one she loves. She lost her life just for him," Xiao Shi was totally drawn to the story.
"Actually, every girl who has true love is an angel. For the person they love, they're willing to sacrifice all they can," Albe said seriously, and looked at those three across the table for a second.
"Now, do you know why I want to call this place, 'Broken Angel's Wings'?" Albe tested them.
"Sis Albe, you must be wishing that every boy will cherish his own guardian angel," Xiao Shi has surely gotten more clever. She also stole a glance at He Qun.
Vincent, He Qun and Ah Zhe looked at each other, as if implying that they too caught the meaning of the story. He Qun and Ah Zhe thought they should ensure that they'll offer happiness to both Xiao Shi and Rita. Vincent felt strange and thought, "Hey, I don't have a girlfriend, why should I act as if I'm being responsible too? But then,.....Albe...Nah, it couldn't be I'll fall for her so quickly..." He didn't dare to believe that and simply shrugged it off.
"Sis Albe, what's that tree over there for?" Xiao Shi asked again.
"That's a Wishing Tree. Just write your wishes onto these cards here, and hang them on the tree. It will make them all come true," Albe explained.
"Really? Then I'll write down my wish for sure."
"Here, take some of these cards, they're meant for you guys to use."
Ah Zhe and the rest hadn't thought of writing their wishes, but under Xiao Shi's persuasion, everyone started doing what she did. Although they're not fully willing to, they do have their own wishes too. Xiao Shi intended to look over at He Qun's wish, but not only she did not succeed, He Qun caught her sneaking a look at him as well. Below are all their wishes...
Xiao Shi:I want to be with He Qun for the rest of my life, to see him happy everyday.
He Qun:I want to protect Turtle Girl always.
Ah Zhe:To cherish love at present, and not to let Rita down.
Rita:To work for the best with Ah Zhe, and help him to forget all hurts from the past.
Vincent:Wish Albe will be always happy. In fact, Vincent didn't have any wish in mind. All of sudden, he just thought about Albe and wrote it down. Albe hung each of those cards onto the tree. No one knows what has everyone written, but Albe has seen them all. When she saw Vincent's wish, she couldn't help smiling.
Those who're in love will always look out for each other. That's amazing,...love is magical. Only if you have the experience, you'll know how wonderful it is.
They chatted for quite some time in the coffee shop. Afterwards, He Qun drove Xiao Shi home while Ah Zhe and Rita returned to the Underground Club. As for Vincent, he got home and as he lay on his bed, he kept on thinking about Albe...Perhaps, something will happen between the two of them...This should be what you call 'Fate'. 'Fate' is not an advancement you strive for on purpose, but it will come when you least suspected it, like a stroke of good luck!
-End of Chapter-
N/I/SS/J, I'm on 30/64 of the long drama! ♥
Since the cast for the new film and shooting locations have been decided, Teng Sen has gone back to Shanghai to handle pre-filming preparations and he was especially busy everyday.
It's now past midnight and he's just arrived home. The door was open quietly for he's afraid of waking up the others. He went in and saw her seated at the balcony, looking wistfully at the sky above. She was sitting on a wheelchair, for she has long lost her mobility. Her figure can be seen as lonesome and defenseless. Teng Sen saw this, and took out a light weight blanket from the room and placed it on her. He sat beside her, "It's late now, Angel...Why aren't you going to sleep? Where's Auntie Zhang, isn't she supposed to take you to bed?"
"Uncle Teng, you're back...I've told Auntie Zhang that she could go home first, 'cause I wanted to wait for you. Didn't you see how bright the stars are tonight?"
"You don't really have to wait for me next time...You need to rest more ...Auntie Zhang shouldn't have left you alone in this house. I've told her to take good care of you."
"Uncle Teng, don't blame her...I was the one to tell her to go 'cause she has family matters to look after today."
"You know you have to rest more, but it's cold and windy out
here...Don't do this next time."
"Then, have you recalled anything lately?"
"It's just like before, my mind's all blank."
"Don't pressure yourself, take it slowly," Teng Sen comforted her,...and himself at the same time. She would have managed before, since a few years have already passed.
"Let me show you something," Teng Sen took out a folder. "Here's some information about my film's leading actor...He's a promising star and just as young as you." Angel opened up the folder.
Once she saw He Qun's photo, something seemed to cross her mind. "He Qun," she read, and saw Ah Zhe's name. "He Rui Zhe," she uttered, an image flickered in her mind for a second, but she couldn't see it clearly, only felt a sense of familiarity, but then, it disappeared real quick.
"He Rui Zhe is He Qun's brother, they're both musical genius. Presently, He Qun has got great accomplishments and his brother is part of an Underground Band. He's a capable singer."
"Underground Band? That's amazing...hope I can meet both of them."
Teng Sen thought, "Is that really what I heard? Angel had never wanted to meet strangers before. These few years, she has isolated herself from many people." Although he has treated her as his own daughter, he couldn't help her much. Now, the good thing is, she has got some interest in meeting He Qun and his brother. He said, "In another half-a-month's time, he will be here in Shanghai. I'll bring you to see him then, okay?"
"Sure," Angel had no idea why, but she really wanted to meet him.
"It's late, I'll bring you to your room now."
Teng Sen helped her to her room and carried her onto bed. He then tucked her in and said, "Good Night."
"Good night, Uncle Teng," Angel returned.
Teng Sen went outside and walked to the living room. He poured himself a glass of water and sat on the couch. He thought back to the time in that year when he first met Angel.
There're many unforeseen events in life, and at times, they're too unpredictable. Saving Angel was not just an unexpected incident, he's willing to believe that she was an angel sent from above, that's the reason why he called her, "Angel". He couldn't remember how many years back. He was in Taiwan filming a movie, and he collasped all of a sudden one day. His assistant sent him to the hospital where his good friend, Li Tian was working. Li Tian was the head of the medical staff there. He told him that he fainted because he simply has overworked. He shouldn't treat his health as a child's game. He advised that the past will be the past and there's no need to keep on tormenting himself over it. That was not his fault. Teng Sen sighed...Can he? Is it possible for him to forget all the pain his daughter had when he was not by her side? No, he hated himself for it. She was only 18, his only daughter. Why is destiny so unfair? An accident has caused her to lose her pair of limbs, and then her life was taken away. And Teng Sen was not with her as she struggled to her last breath. When he had rushed to the hospital, there was no longer the chance to see her for the last time. Can he be considered a 'good' father? His wife had divorced him because of this. Eversince then, he tried to focus solely on his work, wanting to ignore all that has happened. But he found out that the more he tried, the more his heart hurts. He couldn't forgive himself.
When he was still conversing with Li Tian, a nurse hurried in and urged, "Dr Li, that girl...she's awake!"
"Really, then let's go and see her," Li Tian headed out of the room, even Teng Sen followed suit. They reached a ward and a girl was lying on the bed. She was looking confusedly at every corner around her.
Dr Li walked over to the front of her bed and asked, "Miss, you are finally awake. Do you feel uncomfortable in any way?"
"Where's this place? How did I end up here?" the girl returned.
"You're in a hospital...You have been in a coma for over a month."
"In a coma? For over a month? What has happened?" the girl seemed to not be able to react fully.
"So you don't remember what has occurred to you?" Dr Li found it strange...How come she didn't know?
"I....." she thought hard.
"Don't worry, take it slowly, just tell me your name first," Dr Li tried to help her recall.
"I.....I can't think, I can't remember anything at all. Whatever has happened? How did I end up being this way? My head hurts...it really really hurts," the girl touched her head and seemed to be in pain.
"It's alright, Miss, don't press yourself too hard. You've just awaken...if there's anything, we'll talk about it next time," Dr Li tried to console her. He requested the nurse to give a hand and let her rest. Teng Sen has also been watching all that has taken place.
Dr Li turned about and hoped to leave her to get rested. However, a thud was heard and he looked around to find out that the girl has fallen to the floor. She had actually wanted to stop him and asked about some matters. However, when she tried to get up from the hospital bed, she found that her limbs are totally numb and fell onto the floor. "What's wrong with my limbs?" she thought in fear.
She exclaimed, "My limbs, what's wrong with them? They're completely numb...Doctor, can you tell me why?" She thumped her limbs with great affort.
Dr Li had wanted to help her up, but it turned out that Teng Sen was the one who responded first. He told her, "Your limbs are fine, it's just that you can't walk on your own at the moment. It will get better after a brief period." At that very moment, he apparently saw the weakness in her pair of yearnful eyes and he also saw the pain experienced by his daughter in times of her distress. He couldn't help it, he really couldn't.....
"Is that true?" she cried in tears.
"Yes," this is the only way to calm her down. Suddenly, she seemed to have found a Saving Star, crying in the arms of Teng Sen, and questioning repeatedly, "Who am I? What has happened to me?"
The instant when she was holding on to Teng Sen, he really felt that she was his daughter. It has been a long time since he has this kind of feeling.
Li Tian was aware that this girl reminded Teng Sen of his own child. When he saw her weakness and Teng Sen's impulsiveness he knew he can't stop them, only to watch on in silence.
The girl cried continuously for a long time, before slowly falling asleep. The nurse helped her to bed and Teng Sen returned with Dr Li to his office.
"She was brought to this hospital a month ago. When she was sent here, she was suffering from heavy head injuries. It was not easy for her condition to stabilise, but she had been unconscious," Dr Li knew his friend would ask, so he decided to reveal first.
"Where is her family?" Teng Sen asked.
"We have no idea. We couldn't find the person who sent her here after the operation. So we waited for her to regain consciousness."
"So you should be the one who paid for her hospital expenses," Teng Sen had always known his friend to be very concerned of his patients. He is indeed a caring doctor.
"Yes, but seeing her situation today, it could be that she has lost her memory. I was wary of this fact due to her serious injuries earlier and never would have thought it could really happen," Dr Li said without help.
"About her limbs,..." Teng Sen brought up.
"It could be that her limbs..." Dr Li didn't even feel like continuing. He understood what Teng Sen was thinking and said, "For now, we could only help her by finding her family."
As it happens, Teng Sen travelled all over Taiwan in search of clues related to her identity, but to no avail. Without choice, he finally gave up and brought this girl with him to Shanghai. He told Li Tian that should his friend find out any details about her, he should inform him and he will send her back here. Since she lost her memory and had no idea where she should live, she accepted Teng Sen's arrangement for her and went Shanghai with him. She was extremely grateful for his help. Until now, there was no news about her family members, and time just went on as it should for a couple of years eversince.
The appearance of this girl brought changes to Teng Sen's life. He does not try to benumb himself anymore or treat anyone as coldly as before. He offers much more care towards her and looked to her as his own daughter.
He gave her the name, "Angel" and felt that she is just like an angel who gave him much happiness. He knows that Angel still would like to know who she really is. These few years, he had never given up the effort to look for her family. Each time he was on a trip to Taipei, he would meet up with Li Tian, but there is still no result.
Teng Sen took a sip of his drink, and suddenly remembered that upon seeing Dr Li a few days ago, he was told that it was not impossible for Angel's limbs to recover, only that she does not have the motivation or a person who could help recover her confidence. That is the reason why there has not been any signs of improvements. It is because she was not willing herself, and not that it couldn't happen. The year when he brought Angel back to Shanghai, he has gone with her to the hospital to treat her limbs. The doctor said it was all up to her for recovery to happen. If she does not have the courage, then there would not be much help. He has encouraged Angel before, but she was afraid, so he stopped advising her. Since Teng Sen has to work, he specially hired a housekeeper to take good care of her. These years, Angel has not recalled anything. The doctor said, in order for Angel to regain her memory, it is necessary for her to meet people or places she has known before. But he does not have any other information regarding Angel, so he does not know where to begin.
In her room, Angel thought back about the past. Her memory started from the day she met Teng Sen. He is as close as a father to her. He gave her a home, and a name which sounds so nice. He also gave her a refreshing new life and lots of care. She is now very contented. Although she will often want to know more about herself and where her family is...Do they worry about her or speculated she is already dead, losing completely the hope of being able to find her again? But all these thoughts will disappear because of the security Teng Sen gave her. As for her limbs, she knew that the doctor has told him that her limbs will recover for sure, but it required confidence and courage. Teng Sen has persuaded her but she is still afraid. What if they really couldn't recover? What is the use if they recover? She still doesn't know who she really is. What should she do then? She won't ever forget the first time they met, he gave her a hug as if she is a very precious child. That is a memory given by one who is not her father but has a role which surpassed that of a father. She felt as though she has never experienced such feeling of being protected before. She has frequently had the experience of heartaches, wondering if it is a person who holds a special place in her heart. She still couldn't remember, and there were times when tears would fall unintentionally. She doesn't know why...she would only smile in front of Teng Sen. She kept the doors to her heart shut, not coming in contact with anything unfamiliar. She seems to know that her heart belongs to someone else. She does not want anyone to get near, but yet she couldn't remember a thing no matter what. From the moment she started thinking, her head will get really really hurt, until she almost fainted. Angel suddenly recalled the
information which Uncle Teng showed her. The person named "He Qun"...why is it that she has a feeling of familiarity upon looking at his picture? And especially towards the name, "He Rui Zhe"...She has an even more intense familiar feeling she has never gotten before, even greater than heartaches. Who could they be? Why is that they felt so familiar and yet I don't have a clear idea about? She thought likewise, and slowly, was drawn into her sleep.
-End of Chapter-
The Pasta which lets you face Separation with courage.
Separation, to love, is like the wind, to a flame...It extinguishes Mars, but stirred up unrestrained blaze.
As for Xiao Shi, separating from He Qun is sadness, but this will also let their love to undergo the test of time. Although she was not willing to let him go, she knows, however, that one couldn't let such reason prevented
He Qun from advancing in his career. So, she will only accept and let things be. During the days before He Qun was to leave, she started to cherish every second and minute they have spent together. He will leave in less than half-a-
month's time. They agreed together, that before he left, any request which each of them made, they have got to be fulfilled unconditionally. (It's only going to Shanghai, in fact they could phone or even visit each other. Surely,
that's not a big deal?) Today, Xiao Shi and He Qun were at Wei Xiao Pasta.
"Turtle Girl, I want to try your 'Smiling Pasta'," He Qun smilingly said.
"Why?" Xiao Shi asked dumbly.
"Xiao Shi, just do it, since He Qun requested. What's the point of asking?" Xiao Shi's mum added.
"That's right, Xiao Shi, do it quick for He Qun. Don't let your fiance go hungry, lest he doesn't want you anymore."
"Qian Hui!" everyone cried out. Qian Hui quickly shut her mouth.
"Xiao Shi, hurry!"
"He Qun, you haven't answered my question."
"The reason is, I couldn't taste them when I'm in Shanghai." Yet, Xiao Shi hadn't thought of that.
"Then, it's gonna be a must for me to prepare for you," Xiao Shi purposely said.
"Turtle girl, am I sensing that you've forgotten about our deal?"
"Alright, alright, I'll get it done," Xiao Shi turned around. Grandpa then said, "Xiao Shi, I'll come with you."
"Okay, you just wait a while," Xiao Shi told He Qun before she left with Grandpa.
"Xiao Shi, is it that you couldn't bear to let He Qun leave?" Grandpa asked.
"How do you know, Grandpa?"
"Silly girl, I'm your Grandpa, ain't I? Did you forget that I understand you well?"
"Grandpa, I'm going to miss him. We just started going out together, now he has to go so soon," Xiao Shi almost cried.
"My dear granddaughter, what are you crying for? It's only for a short while...that aside, if you miss him, you can just go to Shanghai."
"Yup, grandpa. Who am I? I'm one with a turtle spirit, Cheng Xiao Shi. I wouldn't be defeated."
"That's how my grandchild should be. Eversince you fell in love, I found that you've grown up. You know how to think of the best for He Qun. Xiao Shi, you have to know, letting go is also a way to love a person. He Qun has a bright career ahead of him, and there's a long way to go. You should
stay by his side to support and encourage him, and not to pull him backwards. Do you understand?"
"I know, thanks, Grandpa."
"Then, you should start putting your effort into making the pasta dish for He Qun. Let him taste the truth of your heart. Grandpa will help you to prepare a dish of pasta. You'll not be sad again after you've eaten it."
"Right," Xiao Shi smiled.
On the other hand, while Xiao Shi's parents were chatting with He Qun, a guest came.
"He Qun, I knew you will be here." Needless to say, we knew who he was, it's Vincent!
"Vincent, is there anything?" He Qun then noticed Albe who was behind him and there were two other helpers carrying some stuff.
"Sis Albe, how come you're together with Vincent? Also, what's this?" He Qun looked at the piece of thing which has been put down. It was big and tall, at the same time, wrapped in paper.
"Oh, Vincent was passing by my coffee shop. He said he needed some help, and told me to have a meal here." The truth is that Vincent intentionally went to look for her.
"Want to know what's this? Just find out for yourself," Vincent said to He Qun.
He Qun went over and tore apart the wrapping paper. Everyone saw what it was and turned surprised. The bride in the photo was Xiao Shi? He Qun was startled as well. They have been so busy this half-a-month and had forgotten all about their wedding picture.
"Today, I went to the studio and brought this back for you. It has been enlarged, so it looks good, doesn't it?" Vincent was very satisfied with his own idea.
"Vincent Ge, have you overdone it? Why do you have to make this big?" He Qun asked.
"I feel it's not bad."
"Since it's so large, where should we place this?" Xiao Shi's mum asked merrily.
"We'll just put it here. This will let everyone see how beautiful Xiao Shi is and He Qun could be this good-looking," Qian Hui said.
"No, let's put it in Xiao Shi's room," Xiao Shi's dad suggested.
"No, put it here." "I said in Xiao Shi's room." "In their new home." (Nonsense, do they have a new home yet?) As everyone was debating about the ultimate choice, Xiao Shi and Grandpa brought their pasta dish out.
"What are you guys doing? Something to look at?" Xiao Shi set aside the pasta and went to join them. Seeing the wedding photo, she momentarily blushed.
"Xiao Shi, you look pretty in that wedding dress. Just like a little ugly duckling transformed to a lovely swan," Qian Hui said and soon regretted for giving such remark. The reason is that everyone's gaze was being focused on her instantly.
"Sis, don't tease me again, okay?" Xiao Shi pleaded innocently.
"Our daughter Xiao Shi has always been this much pretty, isn't it? Bello?"
"Of course, Xiao Shi is our adorable child," Xiao Shi's dad responded.
"My granddaughter just looks so different with a wedding dress on. Like a noble young lady."
"Grandpa, you're also teasing me," Xiao Shi refused to accept their praises.
He Qun hid his smile. Xiao Shi then noticed Albe and called, "Sis Albe, welcome to our home!"
Vincent said, "Cheng Xiao Shi, I'm also here too...Why didn't you welcome as well?"
"You're not here for the first time. Anyway, girls would naturally be closer to girls." Vincent was at a lost for words.
"Sis Albe, let me introduce to you. This is my mum, and my dad. She's my sis-in-law and then, my grandpa. Grandpa is really good in preparing tasty pasta. I'm sure you haven't had your lunch. You should try one," Xiao Shi offered happily.
"Nice to meet you, everyone. My name is Albe, a new friend of theirs."
"Nice to meet you too," everyone replied. Grandpa pulled Xiao Shi over to a corner and asked, "Xiao Shi, Albe should be Vincent's girlfriend it seems. I noticed their gaze towards each other and it's really..."
"It couldn't be, I'm not so certain. Vincent first knew Sis Albe before we did. Grandpa, you think you've not mistaken?"
"Just look at my age, how could I have guessed wrongly? Don't worry, let me handle it."
"Of course, it's my specialty skill, 'Pasta'. I guarantee they'll say it out once they have tasted the dish."
"Right, Grandpa, Go for it!"
Grandpa turned about and went forward, "You people must have not eaten lunch yet, right? Here, take a seat. I'll cook some pasta for you guys."
"There's really no need to, Grandpa," Albe urged in a well-mannered way.
"No, don't worry. You're Xiao Shi's friend, so is our home's honoured guest. It's not a fuss at all."
"Then, thanks alot."
"Okay, so just have a seat," Grandpa head towards the kitchen. Everyone sat down.
Xiao Shi turned to He Qun, "Jinx, your 'Smiling Pasta'. Come on, try it!" She handed the dish over to him.
"Oh, how come there's another one? Is that for me too?" He Qun saw the other dish which Grandpa had brought.
"No way, that's for me."
"I have never seen him cook this dish of pasta before. Is it a new recipe?"
"Right, that's new. It's called, 'The Pasta of Courage'," Xiao Shi clarified.
"Courage? How did it come to be?"
"That's because...because..."Xiao Shi wondered how should she explain. She obviously couldn't say it's because she would miss him and Grandpa used it as a means to console her.
"Tell me, why is that?" He Qun went on to ask.
"The reason is...tohavethecouragetofacethefactthatyou'releavingforShanghai," Xiao Shi said it all in one breath. She then blushed after finishing.
"What's that again? I couldn't catch it quite clearly."
"Aiyo...just don't bother. Now start eating your pasta."
Actually, He Qun knew what was going on. It's only that he wanted to hear her say it directly.
He quit asking and tried the pasta prepared by his fiancee. It's hard to tell whether it's due to the dish or his heart. It seemed he could really taste how Xiao Shi felt deep within. The feeling of her not wanting to let him go and then, her wish to be with him. He believed he wouldn't ever leave his turtle girl for life, and smiled.
Vincent and Albe are now a hot topic amongst those at Wei Xiao Pasta. Xiao Shi's mum and dad, and sis-in-law have been eyeing them both as they chatted away. They doubted Albe and Vincent have only met each other recently. They seemed extremely compatible. Xiao Shi's mum couldn't stand it anymore in the end and pulled Vincent to one side. She asked, "Well, er...Vincent, when did you ever meet this gorgeous beauty, is she your girlfriend? But you might not want everyone to know, right?"
"Huh? That's not it. She's not my girlfriend, don't make silly guesses."
"But it seems, you both look like a pair of lovers. You and her were chatting so happily."
"Really?? We're just too engaged in our conversation."
"Oh, I'd say you're well advanced in age. Just try going steady if you really like her. Then, you guys can get married."
"You're saying I'm that old??" Vincent asked, with mouth wide-opened.
"No...not really," Xiao Shi's mum let go of Vincent. On the other hand, Albe thought how interesting a family this is. Xiao Shi must be very fortunate to have such caring family members. Unlike herself, who has been an orphan since young. When can the time come for her to have a family? She looked at Vincent for a second.
Vincent now believed that he has fallen for Albe. Even those around him sensed it too. But, he doesn't know about Albe, does she have feelings towards him? Suddenly, he thought of an important matter and it was why he had wanted to come over in the first place.
When he was about to say something, Grandpa came out with a dish in hand, "Here they come...finally all done...Help yourselves."
"It looks so good," Albe remarked.
"That's for sure...We don't open this shop for nothing," Xiao Shi laughingly said.
"Right, these two dishes are specially prepared for you and Vincent."
Vincent looked at both Xiao Shi and He Qun. He thought for a while and decided to tell them later on. He might as well let them enjoy the moment for a longer time. (Vincent used to think of work with great importance. But now, he has changed, and the reason should be.....) He turned to the dish before him.
"Why is this specially made for us?" Vincent asked Grandpa.
"Not only that, I've also named it as, 'Unexplainable'."
"Huh? Why for?" Vincent questioned again.
"You will know once you've eaten it...Come on."
Albe tried the dish, and everyone was watching her. Grandpa smiled mysteriously. Albe's expression changed all of a sudden as she fought to suppress her senses.
"How was it? Does it taste awful?" Vincent asked with full concern.
Albe could not take it any longer. She cried, "It's so spicy...Can I have water...water please?"
Everyone looked at Vincent who was asking around anxiously, "Where's the water?" Following that, he quickly rushed to pour Albe a glass of water. He then ran back towards her and made sure she drank it all. He continued in a worried tone, "Are you feeling better now? Is it still as hot as ever?"
"I'm much better now. You shouldn't try the dish, it's really too spicy for you," Albe urged.
"Oh, so it seems...You both....." everyone said surprisingly in unison.
Albe and Vincent looked at them confusedly. What's wrong? Is there a problem? Well, as an afterthought, didn't everyone see how concerned they were of each other. What does that actually mean?
"Don't worry. I didn't add any spicy ingredient to Vincent's dish. His one is truly intended for you guys. As for yours, I prepared that with a purpose in mind," Grandpa told smilingly. He finally got the answer he has been looking for.
"But why?" Albe asked.
"Grandpa, so this is your plan. It was so great!" Xiao Shi turned to her grandpa.
"Right, everyone has seen the results?"
"Yup, we've seen them all. It was so obvious," Xiao Shi purposely answered while hinting at Albe and Vincent.
It was only then that the two of them realised what they were pointing at. As for a confession, Xiao Shi and the rest of the gang were not keen on interfering. So they leave it all to them. In a matter of less than 3 seconds, Xiao Shi and the others had disappeared from the scene.
-End of Chapter-
Keep Your Smile!
In the eyes of He Qun and Xiao Shi, it is hard to tell whether the confession between Vincent and Albe can be said to be hilarious or touching. Nevertheless, they have finally admitted their feelings for each other. It is really worth to be happy for.
"Vincent Ge, Congrats! At last, you've found your very own spring day, haha!"Xiao Shi said jokingly.
"Cheng Xiao Shi, are you really congratulating or rather, taunting me?"
"Of course, I meant what I just said. Remember to treat Sis Albe well."
"I'll do it even if you don't remind me to."
"Xiao Shi, you're very lucky to have such nice family and a caring fiance," Albe said.
"Sis Albe, you're fortunate as well."
"Yup, thanks," Albe turned to Vincent.
"In future, should they bully us, we'll fight them back." Albe and Xiao Shi are now perfect rallies. He Qun and Vincent wouldn't dare to offend both of their ladies from this second onwards. Otherwise, they should know what would be the consequences.
"Okay now, time to get back to business, everyone," Vincent wanted to reveal the purpose of why he had come to Wei Xiao Pasta in the first place.
"Is there anything else, Vincent Ge?" He Qun was aware that Vincent had come for some matter in mind.
“He Qun, you'd better pack all your stuff fast, we'll be flying over to Shanghai in two days' time. Director Teng's assistant had sent me the script and even phoned me to inform that you have to go there as early as possible to get prepared. You need to rehearse with the female co-star since it's your first time acting. We ought to give our best for it." Upon hearing such, Xiao Shi's mood fell as if it it had reached the very bottom of the deepest valley.
"Two days? Wouldn't it be a rush? Can we really make it?" He Qun asked.
"No matter what, we have to comply. Let me say this again, this is a great opportunity for you to venture into the international film industry. You absolutely can't let go of it. From tomorrow onwards, you have to place your heart fully on the job, understand me?" Vincent reminded in a strict tone.
"Okay, Vincent Ge...I will."
"Good...Oh yes, your Year-End concert tour will begin right after shooting's done. To accommodate your schedule, Director Teng will make the most use of resources available to save time and conclude filming by then. We can also start promotion for both the show and concert at the same time. I can guarantee that you will be a hot topic throughout Asia," Vincent told with insurmountable confidence.
When He Qun heard what was said, he has no objection and was never doubtful of Vincent's ability. As his manager, he was always adept at handling each of his cases without flaw. If there hasn't been support from Vincent all this while, he couldn't believe for sure how one can be so successful
as today. Recalling how Vincent had come up with the idea of announcing publicly his engagement with Xiao Shi, their loving relationship would not have been this possible had he not done that at all. And no one would have seen such a big change in He Qun. All thanks to Xiao Shi. Thinking of such, Vincent can be regarded as their matchmaker. He should be thankful towards him as well.
"He Qun, are you listening? Vincent Ge is talking to you..." Xiao Shi interrupted.
"Oh, yeah...Vincent Ge, what did you say again?"
"He Qun, where have your concentration gone to? I said, in the days that follow, you might have lots to do...are you ready for that?"
"No problem, thanks, Vincent Ge."
"Why thanking me all of a sudden?"
"I just wanted to, for all you've done these few years."
"Okay, okay...we'll get going for now. Both you and Xiao Shi must have tons of stuff to talk about. We'll not be eavesdroppers...Bye Bye!" Vincent took Albe's hand and prepared to leave.
"Xiao Shi, see ya..." Albe called.
That night, on the balcony of Wei Xiao Pasta...
Xiao Shi and He Qun were seated together...Then, she stood up and walked towards the side and merely looked at the sky above. He Qun went over to join her.
"Turtle Girl, what are you thinking of?" He Qun broke the silence.
"Well, just wondering what would happen to me when you're not around," Xiao Shi said without thinking. She then quickly added, "I should feel very comfortable..."
"You sure that's true?" He Qun asked intentionally.
“Yup, jinx, don't miss me too much after you left..."
"Definitely, I heard from Vincent that the female lead I will be working with is quite beautiful. Do you think we will develop feelings for each other after collaborating?"
"Would you dare? If you really fall for her, I wouldn't care about you anymore. If she does, you should keep a distance from her and not to return her affections," Xiao Shi warned angrily.
"How can I stay away from her? We have to film a show together!"
"I don't care...If you dare start a relationship with her, don't come looking for me again."
"Not to worry, turtle girl. I wouldn't be moved by her. Apart from you, there is no one else I will go after."
"You do mean it?"
He Qun nodded.
"Then why did you say such?"
"Well, I want to see the way you get jealous, it's pretty cute!"
"Stinky He Qun, how can you prove your love to me?"
"From the ring you're wearing?" He Qun replied.
Xiao Shi looked at what was on her finger and planned to say something. However, she failed as He Qun's lips met hers. She hadn't expected that He Qun would kiss her and she could only stare at him. After nine-tenth of a second, Xiao Shi managed to keep up with the situation and the atmosphere
around them thickened...
"Xiao Shi, where's your cup?" Qian Hui turned up during the least-desired moment. He Qun and Xiao Shi quickly parted.
Qian Hui looked up and saw what happened. She added tactfully, "Oh sorry, you both may continue. I didn't see anything." She then thought of telling Grandpa and the others right away.
"Sis, you were looking for me?" Xiao Shi asked bashfully.
"No...no...just keep on going...pretend that I was not here."
"I heard you asking me something just now? What was it all about?" In her heart, Xiao Shi added how could they continue like how Qian Hui said.
"Oh, Grandpa told me to pour some coffee for you both. But I couldn't find your cup anywhere so I wanted to ask you," Qian Hui explained.
"We have so many cups here, which one are you referring to?" Xiao Shi asked.
"I'm looking for the cup we bought together, that pinkish one which you like most."
"Oh that? I broke it accidentally quite a long time ago."
"You broke it? How come? That's sad,...it's very costly too."
"Just when one night, I saw a shooting star and hastily made a wish. I placed it down and without noticing, I moved it slightly to the edge. Then, the cup fell off. During that moment, there was someone who drove past. Luckily, I hid myself on time, or else he would have spot me," Xiao Shi recalled.
"What? So that cup belongs to you?" He Qun realised all of a sudden.
"What do you mean, jinx? Does that concern you at all?" Xiao Shi was still blur and Qian Hui also found it strange.
"Once I got a call from Vincent saying there's an urgent matter. I have to rush straight away to our management company and who knows when I passed by this place, something fell from above. The front of my car was splashed wet with water and almost got spoilt. I was wondering who could be so careless but when I looked up, no one can be seen. So I just let it be without wasting any more time. Now, I finally know it's you, turtle girl, it does seems like it."
"Then that person was you jinx after all...no wonder I've been so unfortunate."
"Xiao Shi, you do have affinity with He Qun...could be that you both are destined to fall in love."
"I don't know," the other two said in unison.
"Such tacit understanding you guys have... Xiao Shi, didn't you say you saw a shooting star? What did you wish for?"
"I...I...wished for the 3-month love curse to be broken and to be able to meet a fated suitor. Who would know the second after that, my favourite cup was smashed. I even said furiously that what I just met could be a jinx."
"Oh, that reveals why you would call He Qun a 'jinx'...all because 3 months ago,...er...I have to tell this to Grandpa and the others," Qian Hui raced down after finishing her sentence.
"Hey, sis-in-law," Xiao Shi called but Qian Hui has already disappeared.
"That sure tells a ot why I found your home to be so familiar when you first brought me here," He Qun said.
"Turtle girl, do you think your wish has been granted?" He Qun purposefully asked as he held onto her shoulder.
"Yup, it's so effective. You know what? The very next day after wishing, I happened to bump into you," Xiao Shi rested her head against him. They just gazed contentedly onto the sky above.
"Xiao Shi, I said before that you're my greatest love in this life. So, when I'm not around, you have to take good care of yourself, okay? Also, remember to keep your smile, because I like to see you smiling most. And I want to remain that way through all times."
He Qun always have the gift of making Xiao Shi touched. She tried to control the flow of her tears and smiled, "Don't worry, He Qun. I'm Cheng Xiao Shi, a girl who likes to say, 'Anything can be overcome with a smile.' I'll look after myself. You too...Didn't Vincent Ge said that you will be tired with work after you go to Shanghai? You have to stay healthy 'cause I don't want to see a sick He Qun."
"You don't have to be overly concerned. I will not let myself fall ill for I need strength to prepare for our future together."
"What's the meaning of that? Do I cause you to be weary?"
"Not just weary, it's extremely drained...due to the reason that we always argue...but, I do like it, even if it is to be this way for ten lifetimes, I will still be willing." He then went on while facing her "Xiao Shi, should we carry on from where we left off a while ago?"
"Ah!....." Xiao Shi agreed and quickly closed her eyes, but.....why was there no feeling?
He Qun then smiled and said near to Xiao Shi's ear, "Cheng Xiao Shi, you got tricked by me again, haha..."
"Stinky He Qun, you've fooled me," Xiao Shi turned about unhappily.
Nevertheless, a kiss was planted lightly on her forehead. Then, He Qun embraced her tightly. A shooting star flying across the sky in the background bore witness to their fervent love.
-End of Chapter-
Obstacles behind a Smile
When Xiao Shi was still chatting with He Qun, Vincent drove Albe home.
"We've reached my place, thanks for bringing me home," Albe said to Vincent.
"Rest early and dream a good dream," Vincent replied and upon finishing, he planted a kiss on her forehead.
"Alright, you should go now. Do drive safely, " Albe said caringly.
"Okay, bye bye."
Albe saw Vincent left and a smile inevitably appeared on her face. She could feel happiness whenever they were together and it has been a long time since this happened to her. Suddenly, she recalled what took place at Wei Xiao Pasta earlier that day.
Xiao Shi and the rest had gone and disappeared from their sight. Now, only the two of them sat embarrassingly together. The air around them was about to congeal, yet they had no idea what to say.
"I..." Both wanted to break away from the embarrassing situation, but to no avail. Instead, speaking at the same time caused their faces to turn pink.
"What do you want to say?" Albe asked.
"I...I just want to know if you understand what they meant a while ago." Even Vincent would stammer when talking in front of the person he liked.
"Yup, are you willing?" Albe questioned again.
"Willing to what?" Vincent was dense.
"To be my boyfriend, would you agree?" Vincent doubted if he had heard the wrong message.
"Hurry up and say that you're willing...He Qun, why is Vincent Ge this slow in reacting?" Xiao Shi, who had been secretly watching them, asked He Qun.
"How would I know? Why ask me?" He Qun returned.
"I should have known you're not a genius."
“‧#￥#￥%￥#￥%…………—￥%￥%……—**（￥%#￥”(What goes before here is their trademark bickering)
"Why?" Vincent finally responded but he still asked a rather silly question.
"Because...I like you." This is the first time that Albe took the initiative to confess her feelings.
After hearing such, Vincent was so overjoyed that he could hardly find words to describe. He laughingly said, "But, you might feel tired being my girlfriend...because I have a busy job and I may not have much time to keep you company. Are you still willing?"
"That doesn't matter, I have my own work as well. So long as I can see you everyday or listen to your voice, that will be enough."
"Is that all?"
"But I want to be with you each day and stay by your side forever." Goodness, Vincent could utter such touchy-feely words.
Albe smiled, "Alright, from now on...I'll hand myself to you."
"I will surely protect you and make you happy."
"Okay." They then hugged each other, marking the start of their relationship.(Author's note: Perhaps, this seems quite unlike the usual Vincent we know, but I'm just not certain of the best way to write it out. My apologies.)
End of Flashback.
As Albe thought, the smile on her lips made known her happiness to all that surrounded her. When she was about to open the door to her house, she felt a pat on her shoulder. She turned around and saw the person whom she least wanted to meet in her life.
"Why do you come here again? Didn't I tell you not to come see me anymore?" Albe hated to see him because he's just like a tough adversary whom she couldn't get rid of.
"You think I'm here to find you? Your old man has run out of money, so I came to ask from you," the person demanded.
"I've given you $50,000 the last time...You...you went to gamble again?"
"You don't have to bother if I did, just give me now."
"I'll tell you, I'm not going to provide you even a cent anymore. Moreover, I don't have money now," Albe said angrily.
"No money? You think your old man me is a three-year-old kid? You lied. Don't expect me to not have seen, the person who drove you back here has a nice car and you said you've got no money? Added to that, your coffee shop business
has been doing well."
"It's none of his business, you've been to my coffee shop? I've given a major portion of my earnings there to you, what else do you want?"
"What else do I want? Your old man took great pains to bring you up, and today, I can't just ask a little favour in return?"
"Taking great pains? Is that so? Since l was adopted by you from the orphanage, I've never had a day of happiness. I will never forget how I ever grew up. Whenever you lose your gamble and got drunk, you release all your temper on me. The scars on my skin left by your beatings will never go away. When those fearsome loansharks came asking for money, you hid faraway. You even thought of selling me to repay your debts. If I hadn't ran away, what I would have seen now is my grave. I've been through 20 years like this and it's not been easy for me to earn some money at last to clear all your debts. But you still asked for more from me everyday. Have I owe you any? We have no relationship at all. I wish you hadn't took me away from the orphanage in the first place," Albe broke down in tears.
"I don't care, what your old man wants is money. Once you have given me, I'll leave," he still persisted.
"This is the last time I will say this, we're not blood-related at all! I wouldn't give you a single cent anymore. Also, if you still stir up trouble at my coffee shop, I will consider suing you!" Albe struggled to stay strong and firm.
"You..." the man stretched out his hand in order to hit Albe but not long, he was stopped.
"What do you plan to do?" It was Vincent and he who had came in between Albe and her foster father.
"Who are you? What has an old man teaching his daughter a lesson got to do with you?"
"Even though you want to hit her, you have to see if she will accept. I'm her boyfriend now so I have the responsibility to protect her. I wouldn't care if you're her dad or not."
"Vincent, this has nothing to do with you. Please don't interfere," Albe didn't want to trouble him.
"No, I just said today that I will protect you. I wouldn't see you getting hurt."
Albe felt her heart being warmed as she looked at the man before her, the person who has decided to be with her. She's really touched that she still has him around.
"Her boyfriend? Good, so you should pass me the money on her behalf. Then, I will leave."
"Don't give him...he's not my father," Albe said.
"Mister, Albe said you and her have no relationship whatsoever. What right have you to ask money from her?"
"Well, my right comes from the fact that I brought her up!"
"I was just about to say that...would you like to stop by the police station and discuss how we should repay you the kindness of adopting her. Coincidentally, I've got a friend there and it should be pretty convenient for us to have a talk over there." Vincent actually heard their conversation minutes ago when he decided to come back halfway and return Albe's bag left in his car. Following, the man was startled and Vincent continued, "I warn you, don't ever come to see Albe again. If I hear she says so, I will not let you off
easily, are you listening?"
Despite such, the man still cried, "Ha, wanting to frighten me? This old man doesn't believe you!"
"Really?" Vincent took out his cellphone and pressed some numbers. He then said, "Is this the police station? Is Inspector Gao in? I need to address a matter to him....."
That man became flustered and saw that Vincent didn't seem like lying. He hurriedly said, "I'll go...I'll leave now."
"Wait a sec," Vincent called him. "Remember, don't ever appear in front of Albe again."
"Alright,...fine...I wouldn't dare to," he hastily left the place.
Albe, who could no longer suppress herself, stooped down and started sobbing. Vincent got down and held her close to him, saying, "Just cry,...cry it all out...After that, give me a smile, okay? I still prefer to see you smiling at me."
"Vincent, thanks alot. I'm thoroughly disappointed...how it came to be that I will have such a father?"
"Don't worry, it's over now. In future, I will be by your side...You don't have to be afraid..."
"Okay, thank you," Albe could not manage to keep on pretending. In Vincent's arms, she burst forth in tears. After crying for a long time, she couldn't do so anymore. She was exhausted and fell asleep leaning on him.
Vincent carried Albe into her house and placed her on the bed. He tucked her under the covers and sat by the bed.
He said, "I have always thought that you are a happy girl and never could imagine you do have your burdens. I'm still worried...That man will sure come and find you again. I should do something for you."
-End of Chapter-
Surprise Before Leaving
In the classroom at Ding Feng University on the day before He Qun left...
"Xiao Shi, your heart seems to be somewhere else throughout the class...What'
s wrong?" Yao Yao asked.
"Is that true? I think you must be feeling unhappy because He Qun's absent."
"How could that be? I should be pleased that he's not here."
"I won't kid with you then...Why is he not coming to class today?"
"He'll be going to Shanghai tomorrow so he must be packing his stuff right
now," Xiao Shi took a glance at He Qun's seat and couldn't prevent herself
from feeling somewhat defeated.
"Oh, Xiao Shi...You should be quite sad that He Qun's leaving," Yao Yao
described Xiao Shi's situation rather accurately.
"I'm okay! His job has to be more important. Recalling the troubles I've
caused him previously, it's got to be fortunate that he could be offered
this chance now."
"Wow...Xiao Shi knows how to dote on her fiance at last, haha!"
"Yao Yao, stop making fun of me," Xiao Shi felt uneasy instantly.
"Alright, let us now take a stroll at the school's compound."
When they had gone outside walking, they bumped into Ah Zhe and Rita.
"Ah Zhe Senior, Rita, " Xiao Shi greeted them both pleasantly.
"Xiao Shi, how come I don't see He Qun with you?" Rita asked. Ah Zhe hadn't
told her that he did not come.
"How would I know? I'm not his everyday stalker."
"My brother should be at Vincent's place now...He's gone there after packing'
s done the night before," Ah Zhe explained.
"Oh," Rita responded. "Then how about you, Xiao Shi? Are you fine?" Rita
was trying to ask about her feeling at this moment.
"I have no problem," Xiao Shi smiled.
"Great...Honestly, I should thank my brother. If he doesn't need to go to
Shanghai, our mother will force Rita and I to get married at the same time
as you guys." As Ah Zhe said such, Rita's expression changed right away.
"How's that? You're not willing?" Rita purposely asked him.
"Well no, only that I don't favour marrying this early. We're still college
"Ah Zhe Senior, you're afraid of Rita as well!" Xiao Shi laughed at them
Ah Zhe had wanted to retort but he saw someone behind Xiao Shi instead.
Rita noticed the person as well. Smiles appeared on their faces as they
witnessed He Qun walked up to Xiao Shi from behind and motioned to them
to not let her know. Xiao Shi was still looking at the two of them acting
"Turtle Girl! What are you up to?" He Qun called out from the back.
"Ahhh!!!" Xiao Shi was startled and turned about carelessly. She was falling
towards the ground but He Qun caught her just on time.
"Be careful..." He Qun cried as she landed in his arms. The other three
onlookers cleverly left the spot and offered the rest of the time to this
"Turtle Girl, why are you always tripping? You've got so-called flat feet,"
He Qun remarked.
"Stinky He Qun...it's all because of you. Why do you have to frighten me?
If you hadn't done that, will I fall over?"
"What if I didn't catch you? It'll be so embarrassing for you and would
be you resting so comfortably on me?"
Xiao Shi finally noticed that she was still in his arms and quickly stood
up, "Hmmph, this should be your job...Who told you to have scared me?"
"I'm beginning to suspect that in future when I'm not with you, will you
be having problems without end..." He Qun fixed his eyes on Xiao Shi.
"Definitely no way! I'm going to be so glad indeed."
"Is that true? I shouldn't have come then,...had better leave now," He Qun
turned around and started to walk away.
"Okay, I was just joking with you. Have you pack all your stuff? Why didn't
you come to class this morning?" Xiao Shi rushed towards him and asked.
"I've finished packing two days ago...As to the reason why I've not come
to school today is because....." he paused.
"Because of what?" Xiao Shi pressingly asked.
"Do we have a choice other than standing here and talk?"
"Where do you wanna go?"
"We should go to Sis Albe's coffee shop...What do you think?
"But,.....I still have classes later," Xiao Shi uttered sadly.
"Turtle Girl, when have your schooling habit changed all of a sudden?"
"Fine, forget it...just skip those classes...it's not our first time anyway.Let's go!"
They came to "Broken Angel's Wings" but Albe was not around. He Qun and Xiao Shi ordered two cups of coffee and sat down.
"Where have you gone to all late morning?" Xiao Shi didn't waste any time and went straight to the point.
"Turtle Girl, it's only one late morning and you became so worried?"
"No way, I wasn't worried."
"Fine, I'm not gonna joke around then. You really want to know where have I been?"
"Of course...Otherwise, why would I ask you then?"
"Okay, I'll tell. I went to look for someone and we chatted for quite a bit."
"For someone? Who's that? A man or a woman?" Xiao Shi hastily asked.
"A lady," He Qun secretly smiled.
"What?! A lady? Say it, did you do anything that will let me down?" Xiao Shi instantly stood up after hearing He Qun's answer. Her reaction aroused the attention of other customers in the cafe and they all turned to look at their table. When they first entered the coffee shop, everyone was still unaware of them. Now, it became so easy to notice our big star, He Qun and fan girls quickly approached them.
"That's He Qun! Hurry! Go get his autograph," shouted fan girl No. 1.
"Right, I was too slow to observe. Been liking him for a long time! Let's go!" cried fan girl No. 2.
As such was going on, crowds of people rushed over to He Qun's side and screamed, "He Qun, sign for me!" "I like you very much, He Qun. Can we take a pic together." "He Qun, I heard the news that you have accepted a new film. I'm looking for it alot!" It was just like last time when they were about to push Xiao Shi aside and her expression was full of displeasure. He Qun saw that and grabbed her hand while holding her over to his side. She smiled and sat beside him.
After a while, those fans got their wishes granted and returned to their own seats. From the start to the end, Xiao Shi's hand was in his.
"Turtle Girl, didn't I tell you before? The next time we meet this kind of situation, just hold tightly onto my hand so that you wouldn't be left alone at a far corner. Indeed a dense turtle," He Qun laughed.
"Hey Jinx, it's not easy for me to have a good mood today. And now, why do you scold me a turtle?"
"You called me a Jinx."
"Hmmph...you haven't told me. Which girl did you look for?" Xiao Shi once again thought of this question.
"I went to see Madam Ruby to get this," He Qun took out a little box from his pocket and said: "It's for you, open it up and see."
"Why giving me stuff? What's this?" Xiao Shi wondered with curiosity.
"You'll know once you open it."
Xiao Shi did as told and saw a handphone with another smaller box. She asked, "He Qun, why do you give me a handphone? I've got one already."
"Just open the other box before saying further."
"Alright," she open it and the moment she saw what was inside, she recalled that she has seen it somewhere before.
"Wow, a very shiny 7d necklace! This is for me?"
"What else could it be?"
"So familiar-looking...seems like I saw it before."
"Should be on a magazine!" He Qun snapped.
Upon hearing his answer, Xiao Shi suddenly remembered Qian Hui showed her a magazine at home the night before, saying:
"Xiao Shi, quickly look over here!"
"What's that about, Sis?" Xiao Shi took it from her.
"This necklace, see that? Pretty, doesn't it? Qian Hui pointed at the whole-page picture of a necklace and said.
"Wow, so beautiful!" Xiao Shi uttered naturally.
"Also, look down here."
Xiao Shi followed where Qian Hui indicated. It's a line of words under the picture.
"Asia's renowned Jewellery Designer, Madam Ruby's new creation. There's none in the circle who hardly praises her talent. Simple yet not lacking uniqueness. Ordinary heart shape matched with high-class diamond, owning a one-of-a-kind charm and a pretty name, "Angel Heart". After it has been released, people has been drawn towards it over the course of one night. However, they failed to possess it due to reason unknown. Each of Madam Ruby's design comes with a certain kind of magic, leading people the way to their true love. Without exception, one past "True Love" ring let Taiwan's popular Senwell Corporation staff found his life-long most loved. It is wondered as to this time, who will be the lucky one to be similarly fortunate."
After Xiao Shi has read what was on the page, she fell in love with the necklace being featured.
"Sis, do you think it can be this mystical?"
"I have no idea!"
End of Flashback.
"Ahhh...I finally recalled...This is what you're supposed to call, "Angel Heart"!"
"Not that dumb afterall, Turtle Girl."
"But, He Qun, didn't the magazine said this necklace couldn't be found? You...?"
"Of course, others can't find it. That's because this necklace only belongs to you alone."
"Only for me? What does that mean?"
"Meaning to say, there is only one single necklace of this kind available in the world...and you're holding it right now."
"Just one? Impossible to believe...it was not mentioned in the article."
"That magazine you read doesn't know everything. And there's much more which you know not."
"This necklace was specially designed for you and I was the one who named it. Unlike what you saw on the magazine, it's not meant for finding true love, instead....."
Xiao Shi immediately butted in before He Qun could finish his words, "Designed for me? The name was given by you? He Qun, am I dreaming? And you said it's not for finding love...then it should?"
"It's for ---- guarding true love," He Qun concluded. Xiao Shi was touched to the point of almost crying. She asked, "Can you repeat again? He Qun?"
He smiled a little and said: "Xiao Shi, this necklace was requested by me of Madam Ruby to specially design for you alone. It's called, "Angel Heart", because you're like an angel of my life, using your pure heart to change me as a person. So I want to give it to you - My Turtle Girl as a unique present. It will guard my - He Qun's Beloved. Let me tell you too that this necklace can only be taken off by the person who helps you wear it. It does have magic. And that ring you're wearing on your finger is my promise to
you. I will offer you happiness for sure."
After listening, tears unknowingly fell from Xiao Shi's eyes. She threw herself into his arms and said, "He Qun, thank you...Thank you for giving me such perfect love."
He Qun embraced her and smiled. Ever since he met Xiao Shi, he can smile truthfully, "Come on, silly...don't cry...I'll help you wear it."
"Okay," Xiao Shi sat up and handed the necklace over to him. He Qun lifted up her long hair and put on the necklace for her. As his head turned, their gaze met with both faces only millimetres apart. Xiao Shi closed her eyes contentedly and waited for He Qun's kiss. However, there was no action from
the other party.
"You must not have been thinking I will kiss you, right? Tur-tle-Girl."
"Stinky He Qun...fooling me again!" (Shouldn't this be a romantic moment? Why is it that they are arguing again like usual?)
"Right, also this handphone," He Qun held up the phone from the table and continued: "This is a latest camera phone and this number is only for me. Don't ever reveal it to anyone else. Added to that, after I left tomorrow, you have to take a picture of you smiling everyday. If I happen to not receive one for a day, don't blame me for quitting my work and come back here all the day from Shanghai."
"Why?" Xiao Shi questioned. What's wrong with He Qun today, learning to act romantic so soon.
"Didn't you say just a smile and there's nothing you can't overcome? To let me see your smiling face everyday means that you're like that '7d Heart. As well, to be able to see you smile is the happiest thing in this world for me." He Qun really has much to confess today.
"Okay, I have one condition too."
"Since this handphone is also yours, you're required to call me once everyday. If you're not free, send me a text message. Otherwise, don't blame me if I board a plane to Shanghai and settle the matter with you."
"Fine, I agree with you."
"Not relying on word of mouth, strike our palms to prove!"
"Pai, pai, pai." The sound of three strikes reached the ground. Their long-distance relationship officially began.
-End of Chapter-
He Left and He Came
At the airport, there was a petite figure standing afar and looking at He Qun near the departure hall. He's about to board his flight. How Xiao Shi wished she could just rush over to hug him and tell He Qun not to leave. Despite feeling such, she couldn't or else his career would be ruined. She thought angrily about He Qun not letting her to see him off. He said it yesterday and she agreed. Nevertheless, Xiao Shi couldn't stop herself from coming here secretly. She decided that just watching him go from this spot should be fine.
"Turtle Girl, I simply told you not to come here. Yet, you didn't even give me a call. So well-behaved," He Qun said to himself in a slightly annoyed tone.
"He Qun, what are you mumbling about?" Vincent asked while seated beside him.
"Brother," Ah Zhe and Rita came over.
"It's you guys...Here to see me off?" He Qun asked.
"Anyone else we know here?" Rita wondered.
"Yes me! I knew you Rita must have been here to send me off," Vincent joked.
"Right, Vincent Ge. We're 'specially' here to see you-r contracted artiste, He Qun off," Rita smiled playfully.
Vincent seemed displeased and turned silent.
"Okay, we wouldn't kid. Actually, mum told me to come and I had wanted to. But, I don't feel like disturbing your precious time with Xiao Shi. Hey, talking about both of you, how come I don't see her?" Ah Zhe realised.
"Oh, I didn't allow her to come," He Qun replied.
"Why don't you?" the obvious question came.
"Ah Zhe, I remember that we don't live by the sea? Please don't bother so much," He Qun shot back.
"I knew before you would even say it. Mum told you to take good care of yourself and give her a call during your arrival," Ah Zhe conveyed.
"Got it! These days when I'm not around, do take great care of mum and dad. Keep watch over dad's health, " He Qun advised his brother.
"Don't you need to worry. I'll do so without you telling me. They are my dad and mum too."
"Glad that you know."
"He Qun, wish you a smooth journey," Rita said to him.
"Thanks, you guys take care too. Rita, help me to look after Xiao Shi. I fear that the turtle girl might get into endless troubles."
"I know...I'll keep a close watch."
"Okay, He Qun. We need to head to the boarding gate," Vincent reminded him.
"Then, I'll go now. You both should go to your classes. They're gonna start soon."
"Alright, we'll go then. Take care, Ge!"
Gradually, He Qun's figure disappeared behind the entrance to the boarding gates. As Xiao Shi watched, tears unknowingly fell from her yearnful eyes. At this moment, she was like a crying being.
"Oh Taiwan, I haven't seen you for a dog's age!" Ever since the age of five, mother has brought him to this country once and never more. It's really happy to see this place another time. Being of Eurasian mixed-race, he harboured a certain unique feeling towards her mother's hometown, Taiwan. According to his wish, he has finally arrived here. His appearance caused quite a stir. Who would expect he's that good-looking? He was already much used to the way others looked at him.
"55555......" Xiao Shi's sobs from a corner caught his attention. He looked at her and without being aware, he walked towards this girl and handed her a piece of paper.
“Can I help you?”he tried to ask.
Xiao Shi took the note from him but said nothing in return. What was there for her to say? She was a total idiot when it comes to conversing in English. Moreover, she's now immersed in sadness.
Not speaking? Am I too rash? Or she doesn't understand English? He switched to Chinese, "Miss, are you fine? Do you need my help?"
He knows Chinese after all! She looked up and faced him. Wow, he's really handsome! Cheng Xiao Shi, what are you thinking? "He Qun just left minutes ago," she reminded herself and calmed down. "Thank you, I'm okay," she said.
"Oh, alright," he didn't know what to say either.
At this time, Xiao Shi's phone sounded. There was a message on the cellphone given by He Qun. It was a mere six-word long, "Remember to always keep your smile." It was sent to her before he boarded the plane. A smile appeared on her face, saying, "You're right, only just a smile and there's nothing you can't overcome."
"Huh?" Only a smile and there's nothing you can't overcome? This was the first time he heard of such phrase. How come there'd be a pure-hearted person like her? If it was possible, where did those problems come from?
"You're not a Chinese, how is it that you're able to speak the language?" Xiao Shi questioned him.
"Oh, my mum's a Chinese. I have learnt it since small," he replied.
"So you're mixed-blood?"
"Ahhh!" Xiao Shi cried as she saw the time on her watch. "Big deal, I'll be late."
"Sorry, I need to go to school now. Otherwise, I'll miss my classes. Bye," Xiao Shi turned about and ran.
"Hey, my name's Alan. In Chinese, it's Lin Feng. What about yours?" he shouted from behind her back.
"My name's -- Cheng Xiao Shi," she whirled round and answered. Then, she hurriedly went on her way.
Cheng Xiao Shi……….he repeated. You're a very special girl. He smiled.....Will we meet again? He thought but suddenly reminded himself that he should look for his school first!
-End of Chapter-
N/I/SS/J, I'm on 30/64 of the long drama! ♥
This time round, Opportunity Missed
"He Qun...He Qun..." At Shanghai Airport, a large crowd of He Qun's mainland fans called out to their idol. Some reporters pushed through the throng and noticed him appearing out of the arrival hall exits. They rushed towards him while Vincent already saw Gino who was here to receive them. The reporters started spilling all sorts of questions for the star.
"He Qun, it was heard that you have come here this time to shoot Director Teng's film. Is that true?" reporter #1 questioned.
"He Qun, didn't you recently propose to your fiancee? Will this job of yours cause the wedding to be postponed?" reporter #2 asked.
"May I ask if this film will affect your year-end Asia tour concert?" reporter #3 inquired.
All such questions were tough to be addressed by a weary He Qun who has just boarded a flight all the way from Taiwan. Vincent busily said, "Everyone, sorry. It's inconvenient for us to produce answers at this point in time for your questions. He Qun just arrived in this city so let him have a rest first. We'll discuss about your queries next time." After finishing, Gino promptly open the door of the car and they got on without delay. The former started the vehicle and drove them away as the reporters were left behind.
"See that? He's Teng Sen's assistant, Gino who's here to pick up He Qun. This case must be for real," a reporter said.
"Isn't Teng Sen going to hold a new film opening press conference? We shall be able to know by then," another one butted in.
"Goodness, been busy for half a day and no question has been answered. Better to go back and prepare for tomorrow's interview," yet another sighed. They all left the place with disappointment.
In the car, Gino was mentioning about the plans ahead. "He Qun, I'm taking you first to the hotel for a rest. After an hour, there will be a meeting for the filming crew in the hotel's meeting room. My boss will be there to look for you."
"No problem," He Qun replied and took out his cellphone to give He Mama a call. Upon finished conversing with her, they have also reached the hotel Gino talked about.
When an hour has passed, He Qun changed his suit and entered the meeting room with Teng Sen. There were around twenty and more people present by then. The moment they saw Teng Sen, all stood up and greeted him. He then told them to sit and started the meeting.
“All seated are 《Love，springe》Drama Team Crew members and main cast. What you are holding in your hands are the script and individual work assignments. From this moment on, each and every minute is precious to us. As to whether a good idol drama can complete its filming within 5 months, we have to rely on everyone's dedication and hard work. There's not much time for us to waste. I hope all of you do understand my meaning." Everyone nodded to express acknowledgement.
Teng Sen continued, "This time, our male and female leads will be Taiwan's Little Heavenly King, He Qun and China's Priestess of Joy, Song Han Xiao. Introduce yourselves."
"I'm extremely delighted to collaborate with Director Teng. I have not starred in any film before. It's my pleasure to participate in Director Teng's work. Thanks to him for giving me a chance to learn. I believe I can do a great job. My name is He Qun. Hoping to receive advice from all seniors here," He Qun finished his words with a smile.
"Nice to meet you, He Qun. I'm Song Han Xiao. Following this, we'll be working together on this film. Hoping we'll enjoy it. Everyone, hope to seek advice from all of you," she offered her hand towards He Qun.
Frankly speaking, the feeling this girl gave her was totally unlike what Vincent told him. His trusted manager has searched for her data. She entered showbiz at the age of 20. In the matter of a short 2 years, she depended on her pretty face and sweet voice to capture the hearts of over tens of thousands of people in China. Moreover, she had been nicknamed "Priestess of Joy" by fans. Vincent said she was an expert in the field of creating tabloid rumours to heighten one's popularity, even better than He Qun. She has got much inner plans. The actor who co-starred with her was given much troubles by her and has not regained his status until now. Still there was one point, that has to be her acting. That could not be doubted. It was as though she was born to be an actress, which was also the reason why Teng Sen chose her to be the lead. Further, she has got a beautiful appearance. Vincent once told him to stand on guard against her and not to be dragged into deep waters by her.
However, from the look now, she did not give people the feeling of her being calculative. On the other hand, He Qun sensed she could be easy to get along with and he would need her to teach him. Perhaps, Vincent Ge had been thinking too much. He Qun shook her hand and said together, "We'll have a smooth collaboration".
"Male and female supporting cast will be Ling Sheng Han and Li Yi Ran," Teng Sen went on.
When cast introduction was over, the director began assigning jobs to the drama team production crew and highlighted shooting locations. After it was done, he added, "I hope that everyone will arrive on time at tomorrow's press conference. The coming job could be tiring and I wish all have done sufficient preparations. If there is no more question, I'll wrap up today's meeting."
"He Qun, please wait a bit," Teng Sen let him remained.
The others had gone and both of them chatted as they walked along. "He Qun, I'll have you stay in this hotel for the night. After the press conference tomorrow, I'll request for Gino to fetch you over to my house. During the course of filming, you'll live there."
"At your place? Wouldn't I be bothering you?" He Qun asked.
"You haven't acted in a drama before. There are many problems which need to be solved. If you'll stay at my home, I can understand your situation right away. As for troubling me, that wouldn't happen for sure."
"Then----alright!" Teng Sen was correct.
"So I'll take leave now. I have got to arrange the press conference."
After 10 minutes, Vincent was seated with He Qun at the Hotel Concourse drinking their coffee and talking about the next day's schedule. They were displaying a serious attitude. Apparently, he hadn't taken note of the girl who just arrived at the elevator.
"Miss, you just came here all of a sudden to look for Mr Teng. Will this be improper?" Auntie Zhang pushed Angel towards the lift door.
"It will not, Auntie Zhang. Don't you worry at all. I just noticed Uncle Teng has been so worn-out these few days and then I have not seen him for quite a while recently. By the time he returned home, I have fallen asleep. When I wake up in the morning, he has already left so quickly. I really want to meet him and bring some chicken soup. These two days, he must have not eaten meals regularly," Angel explained thoughtfully.
"Fine then, Mr Teng is at the 6th floor. I'll take you there."
He Qun unknowingly looked up and caught sight of the figure at the door of the elevator. His heart momentarily skipped half a beat. Although he only saw the back of a figure, he has a familiar feeling. He struggled to search for hints of the figure in his mind. Past happenings gradually resurfaced.
Xiao----Rou? He finally recalled. He Qun instantly stood up and rushed towards the spot in the hope of affirming his guess. Unfortunately, in a blink of an eye, the girl was gone. My eyes must be playing tricks on me. Impossible, for certain. Right, it was my imagination. He tried to console himself.
Vincent went up to him and asked, "He Qun, what's the matter with you?"
"Oh, nothing. It looks like I've seen someone I know," his heart within was now in a mess.
"Someone you know? You have a friend here in Shanghai?"
"No, I don't. Could be I made a mistake."
"Oh, let's go then. You should try your style for tomorrow."
"Okay," he walked on but it was hard for him to resist from turning back to look briefly again.
-End of Chapter-
Unexpectedly Meeting Once Again
The second day at Ding Feng University...
Xiao Shi's heart was totally not on the textbook but continuously fidgeting with the lovely handphone He Qun gave her. She gazed at the empty seat he used to occupy and was not aware at all that the school headmistress had entered the room.
The lecturer halted her lesson as the headmistress went up to the platform and announced, "Students, please listen to what I have to say." Until now, Xiao Shi was still in a daze and displayed no response.
"Today, we have a new student who just transferred here. He will be our Ding Feng and England's Jian Jin University exchange student studying here for a limited duration of one year."
She has not yet finished but there was already quite a stir from the students.
"England? An exchange student eh...wonder how he looks," a student exclaimed.
"I heard that Europeans are extremely handsome," another squeaked.
"！‧#￥%￥#%……—*%#‧#￥%……—*（"（Much more remarks followed）
"Be quiet, everyone. Listen to me," the headmistress urged. Silence settled and she proceeded, "His results here will directly affect our school's reputation. Therefore, everyone please offer your help as needed. Don't come up with troubles for me. Alright, now let us all welcome him." Upon saying such, she gave an applause. However, the students did not do as followed and caused her some embarrassment.
"Headmistress, the person is nowhere to be seen yet. What's the big deal of welcoming?" One student was straight to the point. Finally, she realised what was missed.
"Oh, yeah. I haven't called him in yet?" Then, she faced the door and said, "Alan, you may come in now."
Alan walked into the class and everyone was staring at him. The girls all shouted for they were taken back by his stunning features and great height, a pair of gentle eyes on one outstandingly perfect face with long, thin, layered hair complete with fringes over his forehead. As for the guys? They could only offer hurting gazes at him since his appearance really posed great threat for them.
Our Xiao Shi still showed no reaction and remained just the way she had been all morning...
“Hope everyone's doing fine. I'm Alan and my Chinese name is Lin Feng. Looking forward to learn from all of you," Alan introduced himself in a simple way.
"Wow, he can speak Chinese. I even thought we need to talk to him in English," everyone started speaking again.
"That's right, his Chinese is amazing."
"Wait a sec...Lin Feng? Alan? How come I find so familiar?" Xiao Shi gathered her senses once again. She looked up at the stage and her gaze just happened to meet Alan's. He smiled in her direction.
(Him? Isn't he the person I met at the airport? What's with such a coincidence?") Xiao Shi thought.
"Alan, you should go ahead and take He Qun's seat. That empty one," the headmistress pointed out.
"Sure," Alan walked towards it.
In fact, he already saw the girl from the airport since the moment he entered the classroom. A smile unknowingly appeared. There was affinity and it was hardly imagined that she could be another Ding Feng student. Moreover, they
are in the same class. Now, they were to be seat mates. Has this all been appointed beforehand?
He did not sit down straight away, but went over to Xiao Shi's side.
“I am glad to see you here（in English），Cheng Xiao Shi.”He said.
“Huh？You are——talking to me？”Xiao Shi can be dumber.
“Oh， Nice，Nice to meet you！”Xiao Shi looked about her. The girls' envious gaze had by now focused solely on her, causing her to sense hostility from all corners.
They were thinking, "How is this possible? They knew each other from the start. Why do handsome guys all turn towards her? She has captured the heart of the superstar, He Qun. This time, she is gonna steal the all good-looking
who just arrived here? What kind of luck has been tailing her?"
Throughout the lesson, Xiao Shi had to endure hateful glances from her female classmates and she was indeed frightened. Upon hearing the bell, Xiao Shi raced out of the room just so to avoid being surrounded by them.
She ran anxiously.
"Ah!!!" a shout was uttered.
"Hey, when you're walking.....Cheng Xiao Shi?" Rita was about to scold her, but noticed it was Xiao Shi.
"Rita, I'm sorry...I'll get going first...Anything else to say, just leave it for next time we meet again." Compared with Rita, those girls in her class are much more intimidating. Xiao Shi hurried to start running.
"Stand still, Cheng Xiao Shi...Are you rushing to begin a new life? You're leaving so fast." Rita is indeed a Princess Gang leader and easily blocked Xiao Shi's path.
"That's not it, but...I'll be in trouble if I don't do so. I'll be murdered by the girls in my class," Xiao Shi explained helplessly.
"What's wrong? You're into a problem again? He Qun's really smart," Rita laughed.
"No way!! It's problem comes finding me on its own. Right, you just mentioned He Qun being clever, what's the meaning of that?" Xiao Shi questioned blankly.
"He Qun told me to take good care of you. He said that without him around, you'll be having problems non-stop. So I'm here to find you. Never thought that he just left and now there's already something going on."
"Take good care of me? Are you treating me like a 3-year-old? What basis have you to say that I have troubles without end? What's that for?!" Xiao Shi fumed.
"It's probable that you are in the eyes of He Qun."
"Cheng Xiao Shi." Alan came over and called her.
"So you're that English exchange student?" Rita has previously heard about such student in their school. Furthermore, there is no one whom she doesn't know of at Ding Feng and needless to say, the person before her is bound to be him.
"That's right. I'm Alan...Nice to meet you," Alan showed good manners and greeted Rita.
"Nice to meet you, my name's Rita."
"Cheng Xiao Shi, do you have to run this fast after class?" Alan's attention focus was on Xiao Shi.
"You both---know each other?" Rita found it weird. It was his first day at school and he already knew Xiao Shi? Cheng Xiao Shi did not seem like someone who will take the initiative to approach others.
"Not really, Rita. We only saw each other once at the airport." Upon finishing her sentence, Xiao Shi regretted instantly. She finally revealed that she had gone to the airport and attempted to switch topic. "Rita, how have you been doing with Ah Zhe senior?"
"The airport? You were at the airport yesterday?" Xiao Shi failed to cover up.
"Is that so? That's not the case...you must have heard wrongly," Xiao Shi's expression darkened.
"Yup, we were there the day before...What's the matter?" Alan said innocently.
"Oh! Cheng Xiao Shi, actually....." Rita realised by now.
Xiao Shi glared firmly at Alan, saying, "That,...you got anything else in mind?"
"I just came to Ding Feng today, so...just wish to request you for taking me on a tour around this place," Alan was all smiles.
"I'm sorry...I've got some matters so would have to leave. As for the tour, Rita, I'll let you handle it. Bye Bye." Xiao Shi turned about without delay and fled.
"Hey, Cheng Xiao Shi, what should you push this job to me?" Rita demanded for an explanation but Xiao Shi had disappeared. She couldn't help it and asked, "Alan, do you still wanna tour?"
"Xiao Shi has gone. I have to trouble you then," Alan was disappointed but consoled himself silently that it was just a beginning.
"Let's go then!" Rita just heard him saying, "Xiao Shi" and sensed that he had already regarded her as.....Inevitably, she started worrying for He Qun.
-End of Chapter-
"Hey, I've escaped Rita and Alan, but where else should I go? I don't feel like heading home. That Alan is really.....causing the girls in class to glare at me and even told Rita that I've been to the airport. Rita and those
people are gonna laugh at me. Hope he's not going to be another jinx! I'm terribly annoyed. I swear he's not to have any influence on me!" Xiao Shi loitered along the street and protested nonstop.
"Right, I'll go find Sis Albe," Xiao Shi came up with the idea and ran quickly to 'Broken Angel's Wings'.
In the coffee shop, Albe was holding a letter left for her by Vincent. As she read on, tears fell unknowingly. He has done so much for her and this made Albe heavily touched.
"Sis Albe, what are you looking at?" Xiao Shi appeared without warning from behind her. Albe has to wipe away her tears in a flash and smilingly turned around to say, "Xiao Shi, it's you. How is that you're free to come by today?"
"I'm bored so just came here to chat with you!" Xiao Shi also replied with a smile.
"Oh! Xiao Shi, He Qun and Vincent have flown to Shanghai yesterday?" Albe asked.
"Aha, you have no idea? Couldn't be that Vincent Ge didn't tell you being his girlfriend," Xiao Shi found it weird.
"Not so, only that yesterday has been more busy so not seeing him off is a miss."
"Oh, don't worry. They will look out for each other. We don't have to feel so bothered. Right, what were you looking at just now?"
"It's Vincent's letter for me. The staff told that he came over and requested for her to hand this to me."
"What did he write? Can I read as well?"
"Sure, you may. Here, go ahead," Albe passed it over to Xiao Shi. After she has finished, she was confused because she couldn't understand certain parts of it.
The contents of the letter:
Albe, I will be going to Shanghai tomorrow. We just started being together but there's a need to part. Sorry, I know you have your hurts and you don't want to reveal them for fear I would get distracted. Thank you for being so thoughtful. However, I do feel that I must do something for you. Sorry,
I went to look for your foster father without asking your permission. I think that the reason why he is always gambling is because he has nothing much to do. Thus, he wasted time on it. Therefore, I have found a job for
him and he accepted. Hoping he wouldn't bring you further troubles. If he still doesn't change his habit and come looking for you again, you can move to my place. The key is in the envelope. Or you can let Xiao Shi bring you there because she knows the way. You don't have to thank me. I'm glad to be able to help you and it is not like asking too much of me. I only anticipate us being together without any frustrations. I want to protect you and let you not have any worries. Give me a call when you have time. I'll be waiting.
"Sis Albe, what has gone wrong?" Xiao Shi questioned.
Albe then told Xiao Shi what has happened these two days. Once she has heard, Xiao Shi was glad that Albe finally got a boyfriend like Vincent. They went on to chat happily, talking about He Qun, and then Vincent. Without their realisation, time passed by quickly.
At Ding Feng university compound, Rita was strolling and engaged in conversation with Alan.
“Ding Feng should be not bad for you, right?”Rita asked.
"Right, I found out that the students here are really good friends with one another," Alan smiled in return.
"Also, it's strange...Why would you want to be an exchange student and come to Taiwan?" Rita's expression was full of doubt.
"That's because, Taiwan gives me a special kind of feeling. Here is my mum's hometown and when I was five, I came here once. I happened to meet a person and want to see if I can bump into her again. So, I applied to participate in this student exchange program," Alan recalled and seemed to be really immersed in his memories.
"What kind of person? And she is a girl?" Rita was not trying to be a busybody. However, Alan was such a good-looking guy and she wondered who could have touched his heart.
"Since you took the trouble to give me a tour around here, I'll tell you. When I was only five,........" Alan narrated.
"Ge Ge (Older boy), are you crying?" a little girl's voice reached the ear of a five-year-old Alan. He wiped his tears for his mother told him not to simply cry in front of girls. Otherwise, he will not be a strong boy.
"I did not cry, just couldn't find mummy." Little Alan right away acted as a small-sized big guy in front of the girl.
"Ge Ge lying people. You really cried and I saw your tears. Daddy said telling lies will not be a good child. Ge Ge is a liar, Ge Ge is bad," the little girl deduced.
"I'm not a bad kid. Mummy said I can't cry in front of girls."
"Then, Ge Ge is not a bad child. Don't cry then. Call me Xiao Xiao, what about you?"
"My name's Feng Feng."
"I'll help Ge Ge find your mummy!" she smiled sweetly.
"Alright, how do you want to look?" Little Alan has forgotten the sadness of losing his mummy because of the girl.
"Auntie 'Feng Feng Ge Ge's Mummy', Feng Feng Ge Ge is looking for you!" It has never been thought that this little girl would climb up onto the stage and cried loudly. Alan hurriedly carried her down even though his figure was small, but yet he managed to do it without fail. "There isn't such a way to look for people! So silly!"
"Feng Feng Ge Ge, Mummy said it's not allowed to simply let boys carry you. If there's a day when someone does that to me, he will be the person I have to marry. You just carried me, so should I marry you?" That little Xiao Xiao asked pure-heartedly. However, she must not have known the meaning of 'marry'.
"Ah? Mummy has not told me not to carry girls simply. Then, you had better marry me," Alan replied straightforwardly.
"Feng Feng, you just scared mummy," Alan's mother paced quickly towards them. Little girl stuffed something in his hand, saying, "This is a gift for you. Ge Ge, see you again," the girl turned about and left the spot.
Alan and his mother boarded the plane and returned to their country.
"What did that girl give you?" Rita asked.
"A keychain. I'm thinking that moment, I was still very small. Still, I told her to marry me. But I remember her well all this while and wanted to meet her."
"If there's affinity between the both of you, you will see her again," Rita added.
"Thank you, I do hope so."
"You're sure that you like her? It's been so long time ago."
"I believe,...She's always in my heart. Moreover, I have rejected all girls who confessed to me before."
Ah Zhe surely could not believe his eyes. He planned to pick up Rita but now, what had he seen? It's Rita? Added to that, she was with a good-looking guy talking and laughing? Deep within, it did not feel good. He called, "Rita!"
Rita turned around and saw him, "Ah Zhe, haven't you gone back to the Underground Club? Why did you come here again?"
"If I hadn't come back, probably I wouldn't have seen what I just saw."
"Ah? What's the meaning?" Rita has not yet reacted on time.
"Nice to meet you, I'm Ah Zhe. You should be that exchange student from England?" Ah Zhe went directly over to Alan's side and offered his hand.
Rita caught the unfriendly gaze of Ah Zhe and finally realised he was being jealous. She smiled secretly.
"Nice to meet you too. My name's Lin Feng and you may call me Alan," he also offered his hand and shook Ah Zhe's. He could sense something's not right but what can he know?
"If there's any problem, you can tell me and I can help. But, can I bring my girlfriend with me now?" Ah Zhe held onto Rita's shoulder naturally and implied his right over her.
"Ah?" Alan was blur.
"He is Ding Feng Master, my boyfriend. You can call him 'Ah Zhe'" Rita laughed while saying.
"Oh!" Alan now understood that Ah Zhe had misinterpreted things.
"I have to go first now, will you be fine by yourself?" Rita inquired.
"Sure, I haven't come to the stage of losing my way. Thanks very much for taking me on a tour around this school today. See you!"
"Okay, I'll leave now. Ah Zhe, we can go!" Ah Zhe only knew now that Rita only brought him to tour the campus and said uneasily, "Sorry, I misunderstood. Hope you'll feel happy here. If anything, just find me."
"Bye Bye!" The pair of couple left and Alan too returned to his rented place nearby.
-End of Chapter-
N/I/SS/J, I'm on 30/64 of the long drama! ♥
N/I/SS/J, I'm on 30/64 of the long drama! ♥
Does the fanfiction have to be your own? Could you post someone else's and credit them? Cause there are some really good ones I've read, I've never written any though, and that thing is mesmerizing *stares*
This is utter madness.
Does the fanfiction have to be your own? Could you post someone else's and credit them? Cause there are some really good ones I've read, I've never written any though, and that thing is mesmerizing *stares*
lol yepyep XD yea i know its aweosme O_O lmao XD
N/I/SS/J, I'm on 30/64 of the long drama! ♥