Some encounters were coincidental, but others were clearly intentional.
Although Suo Yang had a splitting headache at the moment, his mind was still clear. He narrowed his eyes and looked at the cufflinks as the midday sun broke through the window, casting a somewhat dazzling light on it.
“No.” Suo Yang said softly, “I really don’t remember anything.”
The cufflinks were specially placed in Suo Yang’s pocket by Shen Huiming in order to create a chance for the next meeting reasonably.
Therefore, he knew very well that either Suo Yang hadn’t found out, or Suo Yang had found out and was deliberately playing dumb.
“Is that so…” Shen Huiming sighed with a wry smile, “I didn’t expect that I would lose it.”
“It’s important?” Suo Yang thought subconsciously, that maybe the pair of cufflinks was given to him by someone who meant a lot to Shen Huiming.
“Yes, it’s very important,” Shen Huiming said. “It’s an X brand limited edition, with the number and name engraved on the inside of the button, but that’s not important.”
Suo Yang listened quietly while picking up the cufflinks on the table and examining them carefully.
There was indeed a number on the inside of the button, and Shen Huiming’s cufflink was number 1.
As for the name, he saw an “S” near the number, which should represent “Shen”.
Suo Yang looked at it with a slight smile in his eyes.
Suo Yang’s Suo was also S.
He was suddenly alarmed because he found himself subconsciously looking for what he had in common with Shen Huiming.
This was what happened when you start caring about someone.
This made Suo Yang feel that he and Shen Huiming did seem to be starting to get involved in a way that was inevitable.
“More importantly,” Shen Huiming said, “Someone told me yesterday that he likes the cufflinks.”
With a “bang”, Suo Yang’s alarm bell blew up.
It was not that Suo Yang had never met a push and pull master, but all the tactics Shen Huiming had used had hit him right in the heart.
A subtle hint, no rush and no impatience.
He preferred to be treated like this than those who thought they were passionately pursuing him.
“I just got up.” Suo Yang said, “I’ll look for it later, and I’ll contact you later.”
Shen Huiming smiled, and since Suo Yang said that, it proved that he had wavered.
“Alright.” One couldn’t rush, couldn’t be too blunt, couldn’t give the other party the feeling of being pushed.
Shen Huiming said, “I’ll also look for it. Maybe it fell in one of my pockets.”
Suo Yang laughed silently and said softly, “I’ll contact you later. Bye.”
He hung up the phone, lay on the sofa and played with the cufflink in his hand.
He did say that he liked Shen Huiming’s cufflinks, but of course, that wasn’t his focus at the time. He believed that Shen Huiming could understand his underlying tone.
It was just that they didn’t expect that the other party was also someone who was capable of going back and forth, and now these cufflinks had become the thread that held them together.
Suo Yang hadn’t really looked at the cufflinks before but felt that the simple design matched Shen Huiming’s calm temperament.
He hated everything that was overly ornate. Anything too shiny or complicated in design made him feel that it was too flashy and overwhelming.
This simple design had just the right touch. It felt low-key and not cheap.
The same was true for object and person.
Half an hour later, Suo Yang sent a text message to Shen Huiming: Mr Shen, I found your cufflinks in my trouser pocket.
At this moment, Shen Huiming was sitting in a coffee shop drinking coffee and reading a book, patiently waiting for his message.
Shen Huiming didn’t expect Suo Yang to call, and he even suspected that the other party didn’t store his number at all.
Suo Yang really didn’t save it, but he remembered the string of numbers, found the “good night” from a few days ago in the text message record, and sent the message.
Out of courtesy, Shen Huiming did not call back immediately but sent a reply to Suo Yang via text message.
【Luckily, I didn’t lose it. When is it convenient for you for me to go and pick it up?】
Suo Yang had already drank two glasses of water while standing in front of the water dispenser. He looked at the text message, thought about it, and replied—
【I haven’t made any arrangements today. Let’s meet somewhere.】
Suo Yang really didn’t have the habit of letting unfamiliar people come to the door. So he met them outside, meeting at home was too ambiguous.
The two met at a coffee shop an hour later. The coffee shop where they met was the one where Shen Huiming was now.
He had already made plans when he came.
When Suo Yang reported his home address to the taxi driver last night, he heard it, but he had to pretend he didn’t know.
This coffee shop was not far from Suo Yang’s house, and there was a shopping mall and a cinema upstairs, so if possible, he might be able to get a chance to watch a movie and have dinner.
After making an appointment with Suo Yang, Shen Huiming asked the waiter to clean up the table, take away the empty cup, and replace the tissue with a new one, then continued reading and waiting for Suo Yang to arrive.
Before he left the house, Suo Yang deliberately found a small box and put the cufflinks in it. Because of the headache, he went back to take another painkiller when was already about to lock the door.
In fact, he didn’t really want to go out today. The hangover felt too torturous.
But he had a flight for three days in a row starting tomorrow. So after some hesitation, he decided to meet Shen Huiming today.
With a headache and nausea, Suo Yang didn’t drive, went out and took a taxi to the coffee shop he had made an appointment with.
Maybe he should have a cup of coffee, an Americano with ice, to suppress the non-stop nausea feeling.
Suo Yang sat in the back seat of the car, fell asleep in a daze, was woken up by the taxi driver, then hurriedly paid to get out of the car.
He took a deep breath outside for a while and adjusted his state.
It was already autumn in September, but the temperature was still a little high in the afternoon.
He rubbed his eyebrows, saw the sign of the coffee shop, and walked over there.
Before Suo Yang reached the door, he saw Shen Huiming. The man was sitting by the window, and the huge transparent glass wall allowed people outside to see the world inside in full view.
Shen Huiming was sitting on a black leather sofa, looking down intently at the book in his hand, and Suo Yang couldn’t see clearly what he was reading, but the way the man was sitting there peacefully was a bit charming.
He looked at him and smiled and suddenly felt that if he hadn’t made an appointment with Shen Huiming, if the two of them didn’t know each other, maybe, just as he passed by, he would have taken a second look at this man.
Shen Huiming was very attractive.
He pushed open the door and walked in, went to the bar and ordered an Americano with ice, then walked towards Shen Huiming with the small dark blue box with cufflinks in it.
Shen Huiming never looked up. So Suo Yang walked towards him step by step, reached him, leaned over and put the small box on the table in front of him.
Only then did Shen Huiming freeze for a moment before looking up.
The two looked at each other and smiled, and Suo Yang sat opposite him.
As Suo Yang sat down, he recalled the scene he had just witnessed, and surprisingly, he felt like he was proposing with a ring in his hand.
This made him laugh and cry, and he felt that he was indeed strange.
“Something to drink?” Shen Huiming put down the book and asked Suo Yang.
“I already ordered.” Suo Yang glanced at the book Shen Huiming was reading, “Someone at 30,000 feet high must have been fiddling with our fate.”
Shen Huiming followed his line of sight to the book and then smiled because this sentence was from the first chapter of the book, where the male and female lead met on the plane.
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