SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT YOU
(Weiwei’s Wedding (15)
It was already the middle of winter, but Su Yu only wore a simple white cotton coat. On first glance, it looked very similar to Huo Mian’s coat, as if they were wearing couples’ jackets.
Huo Mian and Su Yu didn’t contact each other after the party. Huo Mian simply thought the next time she would possibly see Su Yu again would be at Xiaowei’s wedding. Little did she know that they would meet again so soon.
The woman that walked in with Su Yu looked about twenty-five or six. She was about 170 cm tall, wore a white mink coat, and had an elegant complexion.
As the two of them walked in, Huo Yanyan was just on her way out. The woman went straight to the fitting room after grabbing a couple of pieces of clothing. Back in the day, Huo Yanyan would have immediately swarmed up to Su Yu. But now, after all that she had been through and the lessons of life she learned, she knew better.
If Su Yu never glanced at her back then, when she was on the top of the world, he would never glance at her now. She down-casted her eyes and walked away quickly.
However, if anyone was to ask Su Yu, he had never taken an interest in people who didn’t matter to him. He had seen Huo Yanyan a couple of times, but never once did he remember what she looked like. As they brushed past each other, Su Yu didn’t even recognize her. He did, however, notice Huo Mian from afar.
She was also wearing a white cotton coat and speaking happily with Jiang Xiaowei.
As he watched a smile appear on Huo Mian’s face, he felt his heart melt a little.
He wondered if he was lovesick…
Not long ago, he would have walked over to Huo Mian excitedly and asked her if there was something wrong with her that she didn’t like him back.
But now, things were a little different.
Ever since he witnessed Huo Mian’s love for Qin Chu and her willingness to die for him, he had lost all confidence. However, despite the loss in confidence, his feelings for her never changed.
It only got buried deeper.
Su Yu smiled and waved. “Hey guys, I wasn’t expecting to see you guys here.”
“Su Yu, what’s going on? Who’s that woman?” Jiang Xiaowei asked. For the amount of time that she spent with Wei Liao, she would hear everything first-hand if something was going on with Su Yu. But Wei Liao had never mentioned anything about a woman.
“She’s… someone that my family is set me up with,” Su Yu dropped his eyes to the floor and said awkwardly. He was afraid to look into Huo Mian’s eyes, scared that she would look at him with disdain and contempt.
But in fact, Huo Mian had no expectations for Su Yu whatsoever. She wouldn’t freely comment on Su Yu purely on who he was with.
However, Jiang Xiaowei looked at him with surprise.
“Really? Why would you do that? That’s so lame!” Jiang Xiaowei questioned.
“I had no choice. It was up to my grandpa,” Su Yu continued awkwardly. He felt uncomfortable admitting to Huo Mian that he was on an arranged date.
“Oh… is it because of last time…?”
“No, it’s nothing. You guys have fun, I’m going to check up on her,” Su Yu interrupted Jiang Xiaowei before she could finish. Then, he turned and walked away, as if he was running in defeat.
“Hey! Don’t be late for the wedding! You’re Wei Liao’s best man,” Jiang Xiaowei called out after him.
“Yes, yes, I’ll be on time.” Su Yu waved his hand without looking back.
After Su Yu went to the other end of the store, Huo Mian asked, “Xiaowei, does Su Yu being set up for a date have anything to do with me?”
“Why would you think that?” Jiang Xiaowei asked carefully, surprised by Huo Mian’s sharp observations.
“Because he ran off before you even finished. I’m wondering if he’s running away,” Huo Mian guessed.
“Then it’s because he doesn’t want you to know. Maybe you should stop asking.” Jiang Xiaowei gathered up the clothes that she was trying on and walked towards the cash register.
“I’ll take these.”
“Okay.” The sales associate nodded immediately.
“But I want to know, can you tell me? Xiaowei, I don’t want to owe Su Yu anything anymore… you know?” Huo Mian said slowly as sadness crept in her voice.
“Why not?” Jiang Xiaowei looked at Huo Mian, her eyes glimmering.
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