In a month.
Except for going to class, she puts her time to her competition. The semi-final will be in half month, then at last she will join final.
Today, the Saturday, Ye Qing Xin is in textile market. She gets a call from Dou Weir: “Xin Xin, my computer is broken. Can I borrow yours for a while? I have something to do. I’m in most urgent situation!”
Ye Qing Xin could hear her desperateness. She smiles and says: “My laptop is on the shelf. You can take it. But my laptop is not really convenient to stay. Take it easy.”
“Thank you ah. Love you!” Dou Weir kisses the phone and hangs up.
Ye Qing Xin puts her phone back to her bag and looks around at the superb collection of beautiful materials.
Last time when she joined the Jing Yan competition, she came here to buy something. That time Jing Bo Yuan also accompanied her that time. She thought that he would be incompatible to be in busy area.
“Ay, little woman, do you come to buy things again? Come come, come to A Yi’s store. A Yi got new metal ornament. Look at it if you have anything you like, A Yi will give you cheaper one………”
Ye Qing Xin looks at that forty five years old A Yi.
Ye Qing Xin gets inside.
“Come here, look at this. These all are good. The model is good, the material is good. I dare to say that my store is the best and cheapest one….” A Yi keeps on talking, then she asks something: “This time your Shu Shu doesn’t come to accompany you?”
Ye Qing Xin: “……..”
Last time this A Yi misunderstood Jing Bo Yuan as Ye Qing Xin’s Shu Shu. It’s probably because Jing Bo Yuan looks too mature and too serious. Being with her makes everyone easily concludes that he is an elder.
That day Ye Qing Xin didn’t deny it, she just follows the flow. “Let’s go, Shu Shu.”
That night, she is “trained” ruthlessly by him on the bed using his status.
Ye Qing Xin is so busy these days that she doesn’t think about it. But the time she is free, she keeps on remembering those things.
Everything is connecting with that man.
Someone says that time will faint the memory.
Ye Qing Xin chooses several things and when she is about to pay. A Yi says: “345, just give me 340.”
“Why is it so expensive?”
A Yi smiles: “A Yi already gives you cheapest price. Your Shu Shu looks like a big boss ah. He is rich, he fonds of you, why are you thinking this expensive?”
Ye Qing Xin smiles and pays.
The time she comes out, she turns her head to see. Things are unchanged but the people are gone.
Her phone suddenly rings.
It’s Dou Weir again.
“Xin Xin, I’m sorry. I was careless that I made your wooden box fell……” Dou Weir says: “I didn’t do it in purpose, I took the computer and I was careless…..”
Ye Qing Xin: “…….”
It’s wooden box from her mother’s inheritance. It’s locked. Ye Qing Xin never opens it to look at it. She just puts it on the shelf and never opens it. She just forgets it.
She returns to the dorm at 03:00 p.m. Dou Weir comes toward her and holds the wooden box. She apologizes: “I’m sorry. The lock is broken….”
Dou Weir continues: “But I never peeks what’s inside…”
Ye Qing Xin smiles: “Okay.”
Dou Weir is relieved and smiles: “I was worried. What’s inside? It’s locked. I’m really curious. I really want to open to see it. It’s hard to control myself.”
Ye Qing Xin takes and rubs the box. She says: “It’s my Ma’s inheritance, I never open it.”
Dou Weir is speechless. “You are good at controlling at yourself. If it’s me I’ll be impatient to open it. Open it and take look at it. Maybe it’s your ancestor’s treasure. If not let me help you take a look?”
Ye Qing Xin jokes: “Don’t you know about my family situation, what will be ancestor treasure we have?”
Talking about ancestor treasure, Ye Qing Xin remembers her blue diamond necklace. Her mother said that it’s ancestor treasure but Ye Qing Xin doesn’t believe it. That necklace is too beautiful, moreover….. she had ever Gu Qiao wears the same model necklace. Gu Qiao said that necklace is the design of Old Madame Yan’s son-in-law for Old Madame Yan’s daughter.
Ye Qing Xin puts the box at the table and opens it.
It’s inside there is a leather document pouch.
“What is it?” Dou Weir takes it and opens it. She reads it: “Share transfer agreement…… Guardian agreement…….”
Dou Weir frowns and reads carefully: “Transferrer is Jing Bo Yuan, recepient Ye Qing Guo…. what is it mean? Jing Bo Yuan gives your Di Di (little brother) share? Your Di Di’s condition…… I don’t mean that he is not good, but he needs this share…. in his current condition?”
Ye Qing Xin is confused.
She takes the agreements and reads it carefully.
One of the agreement says that Jing Bo Yuan transfers one percent of the share of Bo Wei to Ye Qing You. The other one is Jing Bo Yuan accepts to be Ye Qing Guo’s guardian, he promises to be his guardian for a long time and provides for him.
Ye Qing Xin’s heart is beating so fast.
She finally understands how can her mother could have change of heart. She doesn’t not only agree but keeps on saying good things about Jing Bo Yuan.
So it’s the way.
That day inside the sickroom, Jing Bo Yuan just discussed with her mother.
He promises her mother to take care of Xiao Guo forever also transfers his share.
Dou Weir looks at the document pouch again, she could see a bank card. She wants to pass it to Ye Qing Xin, she raises her head and sees Ye Qing Xin’s face is full of tear.
She is surprised. “Xin Xin, what happened to you?”
Ye Qing Xin ignores her, she dials the number that she really wants to call. But never calls.
“Sorry, the number that you are calling is busy, please call again later.”
It’s not connected.
Ye Qing Xin turns calmer.
“You are calling him? He doesn’t answer?” Dou Weir asks. She is worried about Ye Qing Xin.
Ye Qing Xin doesn’t say anything, she just puts the agreements and bank card back to the document pouch.
She also finds out there are clothes of little girls. Looking from the style, color, size, it should be three years old girl. Perhaps it’s her clothes. But she cannot guess why Zhou Qiao Qiao kept this clothes. Maybe this lifetime she cannot guess her mind.
Ye Qing Xin stands on the balcony and looks far away.
Her phone suddenly rings.
She regains herself and looks at the phone.
These two months, Ye Qing Xin doesn’t connect with Jing Bo Yuan. A lot of times Old Madame Jing called her to go back to Jing house to eat. Ye Qing Xin made a lot of excuses. Jing Bo Yuan also suddenly became so busy. Everyone is doubting. Recently, Old Madame Jing doesn’t call again.
“Xin Xin, today is my birthday, do you forget about it? No one calls to say happy birthday for me.” Jing Suo Suo complains.
Ye Qing Xin smiles: “I’m sorry, happy birthday.”
Jing Suo Suo pouts: “You are insincere. I make reservation at Peninsula restaurant today for a party. It’ll start at six o’clock. You need to bring present oh.”
Ye Qing Xin finds it funny. “Okay, I will definitely.”
She hangs up.
Dou Weir also gets a call with Jing Suo Suo. When she hangs up, she calls Ye Qing Xin: “Suo Suo will have birthday party at six o’clock, will you go?”
Ye Qing Xin gets inside the room. “Let’s go.”
Dou Weir starts to type quickly and says:”Okay, give me three minutes.”
They both freshens up for a while then goes to the department store to buy present. They arrive at the restaurant earlier than six o’clock.
The private room is quite full. It’s filled with young men and women. They are wearing expensive one.
Ye Qing Xin and Dou Weir gives their presents to Jing Suo Suo. Then they look for corner to sit down. They are drinking champagne.
“Rich woman is rich woman. Even for the small birthday party, the guests are famous and rich. Look at that woman in camel coat, she is a young famous host, also that one…..”
Dou Weir keeps on talking.
Ye Qing Xin doesn’t really listen to it. She keeps on drinking champagne.
Dou Weir looks at Ye Qing Xin and sighs. She says: “I don’t really understand, what was really happening between you with Big boss Jing? You were good? Why did this happen? Was it because of your miscarriage?”
Ye Qing Xin looks at Dou Weir.
Dou Weir has asked this question for more than ten times.
She doesn’t answer but asks: “What about you and He Ji Fan?”
Dou Weir smiles:” What can we become? We are just like that.”
Ye Qing Xin looks at it and persuades: “You should think about the future.”
Dou Weir smiles: “What kind of future? Though He Ji Fan knows about Shi Ying’s betrayal. But the kid inside her womb is still part of He Family. It’s impossible for him to do anything or cut throughly their connection. What do you want me to think about a future? You want me to wait until Shi Ying’s kid is born and I will be his step-mother? Don’t joke, I think it’s better to be like this. Moreover, He Ji Fan’s Mama is not easy to deal. If I really fall in love with me, in the future I need to deal with that old witch?”
“Also He Yi Yi, I find out that He Yi Yi is He Ji Fan’s sister, wow! It’s too bad!”
Then Dou Weir just realizes it: “We are talking about you, how can it turn to be about me?”
“What happened between you guys? I see that you are care about him, you still care about him. Then why are you breaking up?”
Ye Qing Xin wants to say something but Jing Suo Suo speaks up to everyone. The party officially starts.
They drinks and she cuts her cake. The atmosphere turns excited and happy. Ye Qing Xin stands on the corner and watches. She smiles but her heart is empty. Her mind is elsewhere.
After everything is done, Ye Qing Xin cannot avoid that Jing Suo Suo smears her half-face with the cream.
Jing Suo Suo then says: “Everyone just order what do you like. Don’t be too courteous. It’s on me. I can handle it.”
Everyone claps at it.
Ye Qing Xin says to Dou Weir: “I’ll go to the restroom for a while.”
“Do you want me to accompany you?”
“No need, I’ll go by myself.”
She comes out from the crowded room. Every thing around her turn quiet.
She leans on the door and sighs. She then goes to the restroom.
Then she stops.
Not far away, she looks at the waiter guides a group of businessmen to a private room.
There are two men that take the lead.
A forty years or fifty years old middle-aged man and a thirty years old man.
Ye Qing Xin’s gaze falls on thirty years old man. Her eyes turn watery.
He seems to notice it. He turns his head and looks at her. He just sweeps a glance at her and gets inside the private room.
She feels like a stranger for him.
She fists her hand and feels the pain. She looks at her hand with nail scratches.
She blinks and goes to the restroom. She passes Jing Bo Yuan’s private room. The room has a good sound system that there’s no sound can be heard.
Inside the restroom.
Ye Qing Xin comes out of the cubicle and washes her hands. She then looks at the mirror. She feels that her face to be unfamiliar.
That year she broke up with Wen Ze Yan, she also felt sad. But it’s not as serious as this.
Perhaps that year she was young, she didn’t understand about love. She know that what’s between them is not love but more about brotherly affection. Perhaps because her and Wen Ze Yan’s relationship is not as intimate as her relationship with Jing Bo Yuan.
Someone says that woman will hardly forget the man that changes her from a girl to a woman.
It’s Jing Bo Yuan for her.
After a while, she calms down and sprays her face with cold water. The cold water makes her more sober.
The time she comes out from the restroom, she notices a familiar figure.
Her mood starts to do be emotional again.
Jing Bo Yuan stands in front of the door. He is smoking and watching her face.
He acts like he is waiting for her.