Chapter 17

       Although Suo Yang didn’t want to admit it, Shen Huiming was right.

       Why did he feel like he was unable to position the other party? If he really didn’t feel anything at all, he could have refused politely and without hesitation, just like he did in the past.

       Just like when Shen Huiming asked him for contact information for the first time.

       But now, he was somewhat a little greedy for Shen Huiming.

       Suo Yang smiled, and in order to hide his unease at being seen through, he deliberately bit into his plastic spoon and said “Is Mr Shen that confident?”

       “Actually, I’m faking it,” Shen Huiming also smiled, “because I don’t think you like people who are not confident.”

       Both men looked at each other with somewhat meaningful eyes, and their smiles each had hidden charms, hiding their heart.

       “That’s right,” Suo Yang said, “I like confident people.”

       Shen Huiming smiled brightly and was in a brighter mood too. Yesterday’s little trick was not in vain and neither was this frozen yoghurt today.

       After the two of them finished eating, no one mentioned what they wanted to leave, and they walked slowly and leisurely down the empty corridor of the mall.

       Neither of them was someone who liked to go shopping, and neither of them has the time to do so. Usually, Suo Yang’s rest time was used to catch up on his sleep, while Shen Huiming basically didn’t have any time to rest.

       Such two people were actually willing to spend their precious time in this way at this moment, and Suo Yang felt that he had really changed.

       “Suo Yang, let’s make a bet.”

       “Huh?” Suo Yang looked at Shen Huiming, “What kind of bet?”

       “If we run into each other on the plane again, just accept one of my invitations to date.”

       Suo Yang laughed, “It doesn’t look like you want to go on a date with me too much.”

       The odds of that were too low.

       “I definitely want to, but I think the odds are that if I ask you out normally, you’ll turn me down.” Shen Huiming walked beside Suo Yang with a smile on his face, “Of course, you can deny my speculation, then I will immediately I’ll invite you to watch a movie together another day.”

       Suo Yang smiled helplessly, “What to do? I’m a bit nervous about spending time with you now.”

       He wasn’t joking as he realised that this man, Shen Huiming was almost looking right through him.

       It created a very complex feeling for your next move to be guessed by someone accurately. There was a sense of joy in finding a very close friend and a sense of crisis in showing a flaw in front of the enemy.

       He thought that Shen Huiming was very smart, and he dismantled him in a euphemistic and soft way that he could not hate.

       For Suo Yang, this kind of person was still terrifying, and he had no chance of winning this game.

       When he had no chance of winning, it was time to change his tactics.

       “Nervous?”

       “Yes, I seem to be being led by your nose.”

       Shen Huiming understood what he meant, and deliberately distanced himself slightly from Suo Yang.

       How else could one say that Shen Huiming was a smart person? He could hear the other party’s underlying meaning from just Suo Yang’s one sentence.

       Shen Huiming was a little eager to accomplish what he wanted, and Suo Yang was hinting to him that he still had to keep his distance for the time being.

       Not just physical distance, but also psychological.

       Shen Huiming said, “Then how about this, I’ll wait for you to ask me out.”

       Suo Yang looked at him and then heard him say, “I’m too presumptuous sometimes, and I can’t control my sense of proportion. I’ll give you the remote control, and the receiver is with me. You can control it how you want.”

       Suo Yang smiled: “Don’t, that’s not the relationship between us.”

       Shen Huiming looked at him and waited for him to continue.

       “Actually, you don’t need to be so careful with me, this makes me a bit stressed instead.” Suo Yang said, “I’m looking forward to seeing the real you.”

       Indeed, the two met each other four times, and each time it was as if they were playing chess, with the two of them sparring on the art of war. Although they knew the starting point was good, they always felt insincere.

       Suo Yang didn’t deny his affection for Shen Huiming, but it was enough up to that point. What he wanted to see next was not how smart Shen Huiming was, but how sincere the other party was.

       He himself was actually the same.

       Everyone was an opportunist and shrewd adult, and it took courage to express sincerity. This society is full of hot faces and cold asses1to show warm feelings but meet with cold rebuke, which made people reluctant to give their sincerity easily.

       “I’m really wavering,” Suo Yang continued walking forward, “it’s like when we have to choose one of the two but don’t know which one to choose, and the moment we flip a coin we already have the answer in our minds. I’ve flipped the coin in my mind.”

       Suo Yang’s words were totally unexpected, Shen Huiming didn’t expect the other party to be willing to talk to him openly about this so soon.

       “I’ve been deceiving myself for many years, and I chose not to listen to or look at anything that I found troublesome,” Suo Yang smiled, “The same is true for relationship issues, I think it’s troublesome to fall in love.”

       Shen Huiming smiled: “I used to think so too.”

       The two looked at each other, both smiled helplessly.

       “Life is very stressful and time is packed. I always feel that I don’t have the leisure to fall in love. Of course, a large part of the reason is that I don’t think I will meet someone who makes me willing to continue to compress my time to be with them.”

       Shen Huiming listened and nodded.

       Suo Yang’s line of thoughts was not that unique. In this large but crowded city, people with such a mentality probably made up the majority.

       “The day I met you for the first time, a colleague of mine asked me why I didn’t fall in love. I didn’t know the answer at the time. I could only say it’s just that the time has not come.” Suo Yang looked at the balloons floating in front of him and said softly, “But fate is too mysterious. Whether it exists or not, who knows?”

       Shen Huiming had always been a person who didn’t believe in the so-called ‘fate’ and ‘destiny’, but his recent experience made him realise that maybe fate did exist, and maybe the matchmaker god, Yue lao2is one of the gods of Taoism, in charge of men and women of marriage gods had already tied red threads to everyone’s wrists.

       “I’m still not sure if fate exists, but it is undeniable that the three consecutive encounters with you have made me care about you.” Suo Yang chuckled, “It’s quite embarrassing to say that suddenly. “

       “Mr Shen, I’m saying this because I hope you know I’m trying to show you my sincerity,” Suo Yang said, “I just made a request to you, saying that I would like to see a more real you. As the call, so the echo; I can’t just let you show your real side and still do nothing.”

       Suo Yang’s words surprised Shen Hui Ming to the extent that he couldn’t find the right way to respond for a while. The other side stood still, looking at him with a pale face and smiling.

       “Well, as you said, if we meet on the plane again, I’ll go on a date with you.” Suo Yang said, “You can decide what kind of date it is, as long as it doesn’t interfere with work, I’ll accept it anytime, anywhere, and in any way.”

       He looked at Shen Huiming and said with a smile, “But if not, then we are not meant to be. Mr Shen, do you still want to play this bet?”

       Shen Huiming stopped with him, and the two looked at each other as if facing each other.

       Shen Huiming smiled: “Bet. Of course, I have to bet, and I promise not to do any little tricks behind my back.”

       After all, he also wanted to know if anyone was fiddling with their fate at 30,000 feet.


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1 Comment

  1. Sayaya

    Really appreciate their honesty, so far so cute! And I imagine they will meet again, if not as said in the note, this would be THE END ahah
    Thank you for your amazing translation! Can’t wait for more! Gotta go buy the novel now eheh

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