Sunday, 9 February 2020




(Go As Far As You Can! (8)

With the time passing by slowly, her expectations and joy gradually turned into anxiety and worry, and eventually into extreme disappointment.

At three o’clock, he didn’t show up, but she thought it was normal to be late.

At half past three, he still hadn’t shown up. She thought maybe he was busy with something.

At four o’clock, he still hadn’t shown up. She thought he might have suddenly had to deal with something.

Then five o’clock, six o’clock, seven o’clock… She continued to wait, although her tears kept falling. Gu Yusheng still hadn’t come at eleven o’clock in the evening when the cinema was closed.

If only the story had come to a sudden end at that moment…

Qin Zhi’ai thought she might forget Gu Yusheng over the years, the boy she had been obsessed with; Or she might recall on one warm afternoon the boy she had been obsessed with when she was young with the most beautiful face and the most refreshing temperament in the world; Or she would be stunned with sorrow if she saw a figure resembling his in the street; Most likely, she would keep him in her heart as an episode of her youth and start a new relationship and a new life.

Until many years later, Qin Zhi’ai didn’t know that the story hadn’t ended, but unfolded, at that moment.

Gu Yusheng had missed the date, and Qin Zhi’ai messed up her first grade final exam.

That period was extremely gloomy for her.

Wu Hao hadn’t gone to college, so Xu Wennuan always hung out with him during summer vacation. Every time they went out, Xu Wennuan would invite Qin Zhi’ai, but Qin Zhi’ai would refuse with different excuses, because she wasn’t ready to see Gu Yusheng.

Perhaps because of their forthcoming separation, quarrels occurred often between Xu Wennuan and Wu Hao. One day, Xu Wennuan cried and went to Qin Zhi’ai’s house. Hunger hunted her in the night, so she said that she would turn her sadness into a good meal with Qin Zhi’ai. She dragged Qin Zhi’ai out to a Western restaurant.

It was a coincidence that they met one of Wu Hao’s neighbors when they had just entered the restaurant and were looking for a table. The neighbor didn’t give them the opportunity to say a word, and shouted toward the back, “Brother Wu, your girlfriend’s here!”

Xu Wennuan turned around to leave, but Wu Hao came out of the back and pulled her back. They reconciled with each other soon after they talked to each other. Xu Wennuan dragged Qin Zhi’ai into the back, too.

The room was large, and there were nearly thirty people sitting inside. The light in the room was a bit dim, so Qin Zhi’ai couldn’t see them clearly.

When she had eaten half of the imported steak that Wu Hao had ordered for her and Xu Wennuan, she saw that Gu Yusheng was among them.





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