Jing Bo Yuan slows down and turns his head to kiss her lips. Then he shifts his attention back to the road.
Ye Qing Xin hugs his arm and doesn’t disturb him again.
Her gaze falls on the coat on his body. It’s the coat that she bought for him.
“You are so handsome with this coat.” Ye Qing Xin says.
She doesn’t know whether it’s because she bought it or not.
He laughs when he hears her words.
“Bo Yuan, tomorrow is Christmas, I’ll go to Shang Hai, it’s possible that I’ll be there for four to five days.” Ye Qing Xin suddenly remembers about her competition.
Jing Bo Yuan holds her little hand and says: “Try your best.”
She is happy that even though he sounds serious like a senior reminds a junior. But she feels it something that makes her feel that she can depend on him.
“I love you.”
This is the first time Ye Qing Xin confesses her feeling toward him.
Just in time the traffic light turns red. Jing Bo Yuan stops the car and turns his body. He raises up her chin and kiss her deeply.
Ye Qing Xin is enjoying the kiss.
The car arrives at the Nan Shan mansion.
Ye Qing Xin understands his intention and doesn’t say anything. She follows him inside the mansion. She takes shower and waits for him on the bed.
While waiting for him, she suddenly remembers Dou Weir’s words to her about farewell gift. She wants to laugh but she is somehow embarrassed.
Since their first time till now. Ye Qing Xin cannot remember how many times they has done it. Sometimes she is unsuitable condition to do it, he also can do other ways. One by one she turns more knowledgable about the relationship between man and woman.
She even has done that kind of embarrassing and absurd things.
Though they has done it so many times, she still feels embarrassed to do that thing.
She is nervous.
After around ten minutes, Jing Bo Yuan comes out from the restroom. He is wearing his blue man pajamas. He is holding his towel and wipes his hair. His gaze falls on Ye Qing Xin, who is laying on bed. Her hair is wet.
“Why don’t you dry your hair?”
Ye Qing Xin is startled for a while and just realizes that her hair is wet. She purses her lips and says nothing.
He helps her to dry it. He sits on the bedside and covers her head with the towel. Then he rubs it on her head gently.
Ye Qing Xin raises her little face and enjoys his attention.
She doesn’t know that her attitude is too attractive for him.
He watches her lips. It looks like it’s inviting him to kiss it.
Ye Qing Xin notices that he stops. She couldn’t see his expression, she frowns and pulls her towel away.
In the next moment, he starts kissing her lips. Ye Qing Xin closes her eyes and places her hands on his shoulder.
Her body turns weaker and her hearts races erratically. No matter how many times they has kissed, every time she feels nervous and happy with it.
After Ye Qing Xin and Jing Bo Yuan leave, Gu Qiao snatches her bottle of wine from Zhao You Jia. She directly drinks it all.
She has repressed her emotion for so long.
Her personality cannot make her to act like Yu Qing You. Gu Qiao likes that man, but on the other side she is afraid of that man. Every time she meets him, she doesn’t dare to look at him on his eyes. His stare makes her feels terrified.
Every time she sees their interaction, she always questions whether she is too timid. If she doesn’t feel afraid of him and be more relaxed, perhaps he will like her.
“Qiao Qiao, stop drink it.” Zhao You Jia once again tries to stop her. He asks the waiter for the cheque. Then he stands up and hugs Gu Qiao to take her to leave.
Gu Qiao is put on the front passenger seat. He helps her to buckle up the seatbelt. Then he gets into the driver seat.
He just gets on. Gu Qiao unbuckles her seatbelt and just pounds her body to hug him. She is full alcohol smell but he doesn’t hate it, it let his heart throbs so fast.
A twenty six years old woman, she is so pretty.
“Qiao Qiao, sit down well. I’ll send you home.” Zhao You Jia is reluctant to let her go but he still pushes her away.
“I don’t want to go home.” Gu Qiao chokes with sobs, “if I go home, my Ma will definitely ask me whether I meet him today. Whether I have dinner with him, whether there is progress in our relationship. I am like this, how can I have any progress? He has beautiful woman beside him, I’m nothing…..”
Tonight, Huang Wei Juan asked Gu Qiao to go to Bo Wei to find Jing Bo Yuan, to ask him out for dinner. But this mid-afternoon she just knows that Jing Bo Yuan dislike about the news of their marriage. How can she dare enough to find him to let him have chance to humiliate here.
“But I’m lucky that today I could sit with him at a same table, can I be counted that I fulfilled my mother’s wish?”
Gu Qiao is muddle-headed. She hugs Zhao You Jia’s neck and says: “Ge, you are good toward me. If he is like you, then it’s good. Even though it’s not love, but family love is enough for me…”
Zhao You Jia hugs Gu Qiao and says: “Qiao Qiao…”
“I don’t want to go home. Can I go to your place to hide?” Gu Qiao raises her face. Her face is full of tears, her cheeks are red. She is drunk….
Both of them are close but Gu Qiao had ever stayed for a night at his house. She just regards him as her Da Ge. She is okay with it. But for him, it’s a torture.
Zhao You Jia strokes her head and says: “okay.”
After thirty minutes, the car stops at his house.
Zhao Yuo Jia gets off the car and then he carries her off the car.
She raises her head and without her realizing it, she feels that he looks like the man that she likes.
She closes her eyes and shakes her head. She opens her head and looks that he is Jing Bo Yuan.
She seems can hear that Jing Bo Yuan calls after her: “Qiao Qiao….”
She smiles suddenly and hugs his waist. She says happily: “It’s you…. do you know that I like you…. no, not just like. It’s love. I love you……”
Gu Qiao feels his hard body and raises her head to kiss his lips.
Zhao You JIa is startled, he didn’t expect her to do that. He could feel her wet tongue slips through his lips.
His rational tells him to push her away, but his body is saying different thing. He pressed her on top of his car and hugs her waist. His other hand on the back of her head. He turns from passive to active. He tries to taste her.
If anyone knows their relationship and watches this, they will know that they are playing with fire.
But that moment, he suddenly doesn’t want to know about anything rather the woman in his embrace. He has been loving her since she was young. It’s been countless night that he wishes that that this will happen.
Both of them hug each other and get inside the bedroom. Zhao You Jia presses her down on the bed and kisses her collar bone. His hand lingers on her body, he lifts her cloth up.
His hand is hot, it brings a new sensation for Gu Qiao. She opens her eys and watches him. She is muddle-headed but she is happy. She hugs his head and asks him loudly: “Bo Yuan, you love me right?”
She regards him as “Bo Yuan” makes Zhao You Jia losses the passion. It likes a cold shower for him.
He raises his head and looks at Gu Qiao’s eyes. Her loving stare is not for him.
If tonight he really takes her. He thinks that their relationship will end.
He stands up and looks at her. He covers her up with blanket and says: “sleep.”
Gu Qiao holds his hand: “Accompany me.”
Zhao You Jia smiles: “Okay.”
This night Jing Bo Yuan is especially gentle toward her. Ye Qing Xin also enjoy it.
After they are done and have shower. Ye Qing Xin drinks a glass of hot milk and stays in his embrace. He turns off the light and watches her sleep.
In her sleep, she faintly hears her phone’s ringtone. She feels that Jing Bo Yuan gets up and before he answers it, he covers her first with the blanket.
Jing Bo Yuan answers the phone, but he doesn’t speak up. He is silent for a while, then says: “She is asleep.”
Then he says again: “Wen Xian Sheng (Mr Wen) is an adult. You are not insensible little kid. You should be able to distinguish between what you should do and should not do. You don’t need anyone to teach you. This late you are calling other people’s fiancee, it’s not what an adult does. If you cannot distinguish between it. I don’t mind to find someone to teach you about it.”
Ye Qing Xin doesn’t know what did Wen Ze Yan said to him, but she does know that Jing Bo Yuan is not happy with what he said.
The call ends. She just closes her eyes and pretends to be asleep.
She could feel that that man returns to the bed and hugs her from the back. After a while, she flips her body to face him. She hugs him and buries her face on his chest.
On the other side.
Wen Ze Yan hangs up and Lu Jie asks him: “What happened? What did Xin Xin say?”
Wen Ze Yan glances at her: “It’s not her.”
Lu Jie is startled: “It’s not Xin Xin? Then it’s…..” She thinks about it and says with shock: “It’s Jing Bo Yuan? they live together? But the news said that Jing Bo Yuan will marry that Jing Yan’s family daughter right? How can he live with her?”
Wen Ze Yan says nothing. His mind is full with images of Ye Qing Xin and Jing Bo Yuan sleep together. He is sad.
Ye Qing Xin wakes up the next day and Jing Bo Yuan passes her a glass of milk. Recently every time she stays in Nan Shan Mansion, morning and night Jing Bo Yuan will give him a glass hot milk .
Ye Qing Xin is satisfied.
After the breakfast, Jing Bo Yuan sends her back to the dorm to take her suitcase. She also goes to Pear to take her sample clothes. This time Ye Qing Xin joins the competition as Pear designer. Connie let Zhang Han Han, who is assistant designer to be her assistant.
This competition is an important and a huge one. Originally the accommodation is supplied by the hosting company but because they only provide the cheapest hotel. Connie compensates Ye Qing Xin a bit, she lets Zhang Han Han to book a five-start hotel and plane ticket.
Zhang Han Han is a year older than Ye Qing Xin. She is so happy to be able to go to Shang Hai. She keeps on talking. This happens until they get on the car. She stops because she feels the man, who is driving, somehow is terrifying.
The time they arrive, Jing Bo Yuan says several things toward her. He watches her get inside and leaves. He goes back to the company.
Inside the boarding ate.
Zhang Han Han is curious: “Xin Xin, who is he? He seems so strict.”
Ye Qing Xin smiles: “He is…. my Shu Shu.”
“Really? Your Shu Shu seems to care about you so much. Is he married?”
Ye Qing Xin shakes his head: “Not yet.”
“He has a girlfriend?”
Looking at Zhang Han Han’s interested face, Ye Qing Xin lowers her head and says seriously: “his…. his sexual orientation is different from others. He doesn’t have a girlfriend.”
“……” Zhang Han Han is shocked.
That man is handsome, but unexpectedly he is……..
It’s too bad.
Ye Qing Xin smiles and says nothing else.
Her phone rings suddenly.
She takes it out and sees there’s a message. She opens it.
– Everything will be smooth.
Ye Qing Xin is happy. She sends him a message.
– We just separate but I miss you.
“Hi, can I sit beside you?” A man tries to talk with Ye Qing Xin.
Ye Qing Xin raises her face and looks at a young man in front of her. She looks at the empty seat beside and says nothing.
This is a public space, everyone has right to sit anywhere. He doesn’t need her permission, it’s clear that he wants to strike conversation with her.
That man notices her coldness and ignores it. He sits down and after a while, he asks her: “You guys are going to Shang Hai?”
Ye Qing Xin ignores him, she turns her head to Zhang Han Han: “Look at our things. I’ll go and call my boyfriend for a while.”
She then just goes to the restroom.
The time she is back, that man is gone.
Zhang Han Han smiles; “It’s a pity that you don’t see his sour face.”
The plane takes off at 10:10 a.m., and lands at 12.25 p.m.
The time Ye Qing Xin comes out from the airport, she cannot use to the cold weather. It’s too cold for her.
She and Zhang Han Han go to have lunch first, they go to the restaurant that has been reserved for them. It’s close to the place of the competition. Then they go to take a rest for an hour. At 2.00 p.m. Ye Qing Xin answers a call from the host of the competition to inform that they need to go to dress rehearsal at 9.00 a.m.
It’s raining at night.
Inside the room, Ye Qing Xin could feel uncomfortable because of the humidity level.
Though she is a Southerner, but she doesn’t like this kind of humid environment. Since she was little, she always hates unbroken spell of wet weather.
The next day at 08.00 a.m., she goes to the location of the competition with Zhang Han Han.
She enters the backstage and notices Gu Qiao. Ye Qing Xin isn’t surprised to see Gu Qiao. Gu Qiao has told her before on Christmas Eve that she will join the competition too. It’s just….. Wen Ze Hui, Wen Ze Yan’s little sister is there too. It’s surprised her.
Ye Qing Xin got the list of competitors, but she doesn’t read it in detail.
“Xin Xin.” Gu Qiao greets Ye Qing Xin again.
Ye Qing Xin replies with politeness and disaffection: “Qiao Qiao Jie.”
Wen Ze Hui acts like she doesn’t know her. She continues to do her own task.
Ye Qing Xin smiles and acts the same way. In the past, Wen Ze Hui disliked Ye Qing Xin. Ye Qing Xin also isn’t willing to mind her.
The competition coordinator confirms Ye Qing Xin’s identity and gives her five models, all of them range from 177 to 179 cm.
Ye Qing Xin let all of them to change into the clothes that she designs.
“How do you feel?”
Three of them feel comfortable. But two of them feel that is a bit thought.
She frowns and tries to adjust the waist and bottom part of the dress. “How about this way?”
“It’s a bit tight.” The slightly taller model says.
“Okay. Tonight I’ll arrange it.”
She notes down their size. Then a person calls her to join the catwalk rehearsal.
Before the designers arrived at Shang Hai, these models have been rehearsing their catwalk.
Ye Qing Xin and Zhang Han Han go to the audience section and watch how they walk.
The rehearsal lasts for three hours. Because it’s too long it’s divided into five parts. Three parts for 27 and two parts in 28.
Ye Qing Xin will be in the first part. It is a good thing for her.
After the rehearsal, Ye Qing Xin and Zhang Han Han go to the restaurant to have lunch. Then they have another rehearsal in the afternoon to do the last one.
The waiter guides both of them to a table. They order the dishes. After ordering, Gu Qiao come over. She has two assistants behind her.
Ye Qing Xin nods at her as her way to greet her.
After the lunch and they will go back, Gu Qiao follows Ye Qing Xin: “Xin Xin, I’m sorry.”
Ye Qing Xin turns her head and looks at Zhang Han Han: “Go back first. Please help me to change the size based on what I noted. If you are not done, then we will finish it later on.”
Zhang Han Han is inexperienced but she knows that they want to chat about something. She replies: “okay.” Then she leaves.
Ye Qing Xin looks at Gu Qiao and replies: “Qiao Qiao Jie, you don’t need to apologize. I don’t think you did something wrong. You have right to like someone. It’s just a coincidence that the person that you like is my fiancé. You don’t owe me anything. But we cannot be friend anymore.”
“If you want to apologize to let me forgive me and be friend with you. Then I’m sorry, I don’t blame you, but I cannot be friend you anymore. If you apologize to make you happy and don’t want my forgiveness. Then it’s done. I hope that if we meet again, we can just maintain our greeting by only a nod. We don’t have anything else to talk.”
Gu Qiao smiles: “Do you know that Jing Ye Ye wants me and Jing Bo Yuan to engage at this New Year day?”
Ye Qing Xin is startled.
Gu Qiao is sensitive, she notices the change in Ye Qing Xin’s face. She knows that she doesn’t know about this. She smiles: “Bo Yuan didn’t tell you about it?”
Ye Qing Xin’s face turns calmer quickly and smiles: “Then let me congratulate you first.” She smiles brightly: “i hope that it goes successful.”
For the afternoon rehearsal, it’s clear that Ye Qing Xin is not concentrating.
At night when they arrive at the hotel, Zhang Han Han is busy in altering the size. Though she is just a trainee, but her skill is very great.
Ye Qing Xin is standing in the window and watching the night. She is replaying what Gu Qiao said to her.
They will get engaged on New Year day.
Ye Qing Xin suddenly feels cold. She hugs herself.
Her phone suddenly rings.
Ye Qing Xin answers it. “Hello.”
“What are you doing.”
Ye Qing Xin replies calmly: “I am surveying Shang Hai night scenery from my window, are you outside?”
She could hear a noise surrounds him.
Jing Bo Yuan doesn’t deny, he says: “You should be tired, take a rest.”
Ye Qing Xin: “em.” She draws something on the window with her fingers. When she is done, she notices that she is writing “Bo” of Bo Yuan.
She says: “Gu Qiao also joined the competition……”
He is silent, he seems to wait for her to continue.
“She said that you guys will…… get engaged during the New Year.”
Jing Bo Yuan laughs: “You are jealous?”
Ye Qing Xin bites her lips and she pouts. “No…. I will not talk to you now, I’ll go take a shower and sleep.”
She is ready to hang up, but Jing Bo Yuan says: “Trust me.”
He doesn’t explain or make promise explicitly. His simply words could make Ye Qing Xin feel calm.
The call ends. Ye Qing Xin doesn’t feel that worry anymore. She knows that Jing Bo Yuan didn’t tell her because he doesn’t want her to think too much. She believes that he has a way to solve that messy thing.
She strokes her belly. Her gaze is dejected.
If it’s not because of that accident, their relationship will not be this hard.
“Xin Xin, it’s done.” Zhang Han Han shows Ye Qing Xin the clothes that she altered.
Ye Qing Xin comes over and takes a look. It’s great.
“Thank you, sorry to trouble you.”
Zhang Han Han says: “That’s fine, it’s my responsibility.”
Suddenly someone knocks on the door.
Zhang Han Han opens the door, Ye Qing Xin puts the clothes back to the case. Then she takes out her nightgown from the suitcase. She wants to take shower and sleep.
Zhang Han Han just opens the door a bit: “Who are you?”
“Is Ye Qing Xin here?”
Ye Qing Xin recognizes the voice, it’s Wen Ze Yan’s voice. Why is he here?
“Xin Xin, someone is looking for you.” Zhang Han Han yells for her and opens the door.
Ye Qing Xin: “……”
She cannot avoid it, she puts down her clothes and walks toward the door. She looks at him coldly. She frowns: “Is there any problem?”
Wen Ze Yan looks a bit hurt because of her coldness. “Xin Xin, yesterday was Christmas. I haven’t given you anything.”
Ye Qing Xin is a bit impatient: “Wen Ze Yan, what should I say to you for you to realize the reality?”
“Xin Xin, I really want to be good to you, I want to make up with you……”
“I don’t need you, your wife is sick now. I heard that she will not live for a long time. She is not dead yet, even if she is dead, I will not be with you too. A man like you is fickle. Do you think I will fall in love with a man, who pursues another woman with flower while his wife is still alive?”
Wen Ze Yan’s face changes.
“Go home. You should accompany her and stay by her side for her remaining life. Don’t look for me again. This is the last time. If you do it again, I’ll call the police.”
The door is closed.
Zhang Han Han is curious: “Who is he?”
Ye Qing Xin is expressionless: “A friend.” She suddenly remembers something, she looks at Zhang Han Han: “What did you chat with Wen Zhe Hui today?”
This afternoon, she accidentally saw Zhang Han Han and Wen Ze Hui talked with each other outside the restroom. They look close with each other.
“Nothing. We just talked about common things.” Zhang Han Han says: “I didn’t know that she unexpectedly is my senior. In the past she used to live my dorm.”
“You told her our hotel address?” Ye Qing Xin guesses.
Zhang Han han answers honestly and doesn’t think that she did something wrong. “Yes, she also told me of her address. But she and her assistant stay in a low-budget hotel, she is jealous of us….”
Ye Qing Xin looks at Zhang Han Han and says: “In the future you need to pay attention to her. Don’t get to close to her. I don’t care how is your relationship with her in personal life. But now it’s the matter of important competition. We should anything that can be a problem.”
Because of what happened in the last competition, Ye Qing Xin thinks that she should be more careful.
Zhang Han Han understands her meaning. She nods.
On 27, the show starts at 09:30.
Ye Qing Xin gets up early and rushes to Wen Huan culture center with Zhang Han Han.
Because she has previous experience, this time Ye Qing Xin clearly becomes more proficient. The audiences start to gather at 09.00.
Ye Qing Xin chooses a lighter and slower sound for the music to match her clothes.
The time the models come outside, she notices the audiences’ sigh with deep feeling.
This kind of response is undoubtedly a good one.
“Xin XIn, I think you….” Zhang Han Han is happy. The time she is about to say something, Wen Ze Hui comes over to her.
“Ye Qing Xin!” She just rushes to her and says hostilely: “Come out, I have something to say to you.”
She is fierce like something bad has happened.
It’s just Ye Qing Xin feels that she has nothing to talk to her: “If you have something to say, then just say it here. Later on I need to go on stage to explain my design.”
Wen Ze Hui glares at her for a while and asks her: “Last night did my Ge look for you?”
Ye Qing Xin doesn’t deny.
“He was hit on his way to go home. Was it related to you?”
Ye Qing Xin is startled.
Wen Ze Yan is being hit by someone?
She doesn’t know why but suddenly she remembers on the Christmas Eve, Jing Bo Yuan answered Wen Ze Yan’s call for her. She recalls that night he said ‘If you really cannot be clear of what should and what you shouldn’t do that I don’t mind to ask someone to teach Wen Xian Sheng (Mr Wen) about propriety, righteousness, honesty, and sense of shame.” She thinks that how can it possible that Jing Bo Yuan is related to this matter. Wen Ze Yan finds her in Shang Hai, Jing Bo Yuan is in Jing City, how can he know?
Ye Qing Xin just denies with certainty: “No.”
Wen Ze Hui watches Ye Qing Xin’s faced. She is furious. She always loves her brother dearly. Now she is feeling sorry that her brother is laying down at the hospital.
“Even though it’s unrelated to you. But now my Ge is at the hospital. He is injured. You should know clearly his feeling toward you. He is at Ren Ji hospital now. I hope that you can come over to visit him this afternoon.”
Her words are strange. In the past, she disliked Ye Qing Xin, she opposed Ye Qing Xin be together with Wen Ze Yan. But now she is asking her to visit. It’s the first time she asks Ye Qing Xin to approach her brother.
Ye Qing Xin thinks about a possibility. She refuses: “Because I know his feeling toward me, I cannot visit him.” The fashion show will end show, someone calls the designers to come out to explain their design. Ye Qing Xin just goes out and ignores Wen Ze Hui.
Yesterday afternoon she called Wen Ze Yan, it’s Lu Jie that answered the phone. She told her that she met someone that she disliked.
The time Lu Jie knew that she met Ye Qing Xin, she was excited and asked her to probe where Ye Qing Xin will stay. Then she immediately asked Wen Ze Yan to find Ye Qing Xin. Lu Jie also promised half of the trust fund that she hoped to give her son to Wen Ze Hui. As long as she is willing to help Wen Ze Yan to pursue Ye Qing Xin.
Wen Ze Hui doesn’t understand Lu Jie’s thought. If it’s her, even though for her son, she will not pass her husband to his past lover.
But she doesn’t want to miss the chance to earn money.