Chapter 95: Cliff (3)
“Ye Xi, I thought we were friends!” Nan Gonghai was the first to speak. He said, “To think you’d come to play on your own…”
“Nonsense,” Ye Xi refuted, “I came here to study. A quiet place is optimal for studying. You wouldn’t understand this, you’re too young. You’ll know what I mean when you grow older.”
Nan Gonghai clicked his tongue.
At this moment, Wei Shenglan interjected and said, “That’s good timing then, I’ll help you with your studies.”
Ye Xi shook her head. “No need. I hired a tutor.”
Wei Shenglan stared at her quietly.
Ye Xi definitely didn’t feel it before, but she could see the complications within his eyes right now. Even though you could barely see anything since the street lights weren’t very bright, and his head was down, but she still knew in her heart that Wei Shenglan’s gaze right now was definitely filled with complications.
Suddenly, Wei Shenglan took her hand, turned around, and pulled her away.
Ye Xi turned back to look. Bing Yiyi was also following them, but the other 3 stood their ground.
Ye Xi turned back and quickly caught up with Wei Shenglan’s footsteps. She tried to shove him off, but she didn’t have the strength to succeed.
Ye Xi’s quiet voice began, “Wei Shenglan, let me go.”
Wei Shenglan responded, “No.”
In the three days that he hadn’t seen her, he had a lot of time to think about things.
After much deliberation, his final conclusion was that being unable to see Ye Xi made him feel worse than being just a character in a story.
Moreover, if what Ye Xi said was true, then she should have been a “real” person. Now that she was in a story, she was still real.
At the very least, she could see how truly lively Ye Xi was. She was filled with joy and sorrow, and she was alive and kicking. She was very cute.
In that case, what else was there to think about?
He finally understood that he liked Ye Xi. So, he had to tell her.
Ye Xi didn’t know what to do about this. She could only deal with the situation as it came, and follow him for now. No matter what he wanted to do, Bing Yiyi had followed them as well. He’ll definitely fail.
Wei Shenglan stopped and looked at Bing Yiyi who was following behind them, saying, “Don’t follow us.”
Bing Yiyi asked sadly, “Why? What are you going to talk about? Can’t I listen?”
Wei Shenglan shook his head.
A gust of wind came by, flowing through Bing Yiyi’s bangs. Her eyes were tender, but they were tinged with a hint of sadness.
Wei Shenglan was unmoved.
Bing Yiyi began weeping. “Ah Lan, don’t you understand my feelings?”
Wei Shenglan remained silent.
Bing Yiyi’s eyes hung down. She felt that now was the best chance. It would be too late otherwise.
After mustering her courage for a long time, she said, “I…I’m the person who loves you most in this world. Why can’t you understand that?”
Ye Xi: You’ll be splashed with water if Wei Shenglan’s parents hear you, do you know that?
Bing Yiyi looked at Wei Shenglan and waited silently for his answer.
“Oh.” Wei Shenglan responded. Then, he said, “Don’t follow us.”
Then, pulling Ye Xi with him, he left.
How cold and indifferent.
At this moment, both Ye Xi and Bing Yiyi felt the same.
Ye Xi was dragged all the way past the road and into a small trail. There were even fewer street lights over here, and they all emitted a dim orange light. She could feel that Wei Shenglan’s palms were sweating, and slightly warm.
She was very close to Wei Shenglan, to the point where she could even smell the faint scent emanating from his body. It smelled like lemon. Could be his shampoo, could be his shower gel, but it could also be the smell of his laundry detergent. It was too light, she couldn’t tell where it came from.
Finally, the two stopped under a large tree.
Ye Xi glanced around the area. They were on an observation deck. The ground was covered in small beige bricks, and there were bamboo chairs under the tree with railings right at the front. You could see a field of shining lights in the distance. It’s the sleepless night of the city right across from them.
There weren’t many stars in the night sky, but the moon was bright. Compared to the street lights, the moon was much more beautiful.
This was a suitable scene for a confession.
When Wei Shenglan heard Ye Xi’s voice, he felt that he was in good luck today. To think they would be able to find a suitable spot like this after a casual walk.
He was just about to open his mouth to tell Ye Xi how he felt when the sound of footsteps and laughter came from across the road where they came from.
Ye Xi looked over and saw a few old men talking and laughing as they walked over to them, passing them by, and looking at the distance.
“This is a great place to see the scenery.”
“The moon sure is beautiful tonight!”
They were chatting and laughing with ease.
Wei Shenglan: …Damn.
Ye Xi was relieved that a few passer-by happened to come by somehow. Otherwise, things were going to get awkward.
Ye Xi returned to her senses and looked up at Wei Shenglan. “What did you need me for?”
“Nothing.” Wei Shenglan was a little depressed. He raised his head to look at the sky and casually said, “The moon is beautiful tonight.”
Ye Xi: …
Boy, do you know that you’re not supposed to say those words so casually?
Saying that is no different from saying you like someone, do you understand?!