607 As long as they are not married, he has a chance.
"No, I haven't been well all these years."
She froze at his reply.
She stared blankly at him first before her face showed concern.
The man burst out laughing when he caught a glimpse of her expression in the rearview mirror.
Her logic kickstarted when she heard his laughter.
"You're just messing with me, huh!" she exclaimed, her eyes widening in exasperation upon noting his amusement.
"Yup," admitted the man softly.
"You really got me worried there! I was even wondering what had happened to you!" She rolled her eyes after she saw him nod.
People say stuff like 'okay', 'not bad', or 'not too great' when asked that question, while you say something worrisome, instead!
Still, this guy saying something like that really got her worried.
Seeing her reaction, he laughed anew and mumbled, "It's nice…"
"En? What's nice?" She looked at him perplexedly. This was when she realized that, after all these years that they had been apart, she still could not keep up with this once really close friend's thought processes.
"That you still care about me," he replied gently, his lips curling into a smile.
She pouted uncaringly at that. "Come on; any sane person will worry for their friends if they hear them say something like that."
"Friends…" His lips curled up further, teasing, "Seeing how courteous and awkward you felt while sitting in my car, I reckoned that you had considered me as a stranger now."
"Er, can you blame me for that?" She began to grumble, feeling exasperated. "You've been driving silently since I got in your car. I felt so uncomfortable I didn't know what to say, okay?"
"Ah, I see… I was just thinking about some things earlier," he said apologetically.
When she saw the apology on his face, she felt that, maybe, she had said too much.
"It's not your fault, though. The issue here is that we've not seen each other for years, so I do feel a little estranged to you," she reasoned, smiling a little sheepishly.
Who would have thought that the next person from her past to bump into her following Liu Yue would be Fu Mingxuan, a 'senior', who was not even in the same school as her?
Honestly, bumping into him was quite a shock, especially since he was the close friend of that annoying fellow, Ji Ziming.
Her eyes turned into slits from smiling when she thought of that.
At some point, she was that close to that man, huh…
Thinking about it, if her dad had not passed away, she would never have moved or transferred schools. She, probably, would have met him through her 'good friend', Fu Mingxuan…
"Ge Ge, Ge Ge? What are you thinking about?"
Noting the happiness on her face, the expression of this man driving the car hardened.
"Ah!" Only after she had heard his question did she return to her senses.
Er… Why was she dazedly thinking about that annoying fellow?
"What's on your mind for you to be so engrossed in it?" he asked again, giving her a smile.Find authorized novels in Webnovel，faster updates, better experience，Please click www.webnovel.com for visiting.
"Nothing; it's nothing. I just spaced out a little," replied Pei Ge. She was oblivious to the fact that her expression easily revealed that she had been thinking of another man.
The man lowered his gaze, his long lashes hiding the emotion swirling in his eyes.
In an instant, the earlier tension in the car returned.
Just as she was thinking of a topic to talk with her 'senior', the man spoke again.
"I was actually telling the truth when I said that I haven't been well all these years."
His voice resonated in the car, giving one a sense of sadness.
"…" She paused a little when she heard him say that, unsure of how to react.
The man did not seem to be waiting for her to say anything, however, as he continued to speak.
"I like this girl, and I've been unable to forget her all these years. It's quite funny if you think about it; she doesn't even know about my feelings for her, but I've liked her for more than a decade now."
She turned to face the man upon hearing his account and saw a faint smile on his face.
This faint smile was not mocking or sarcastic, but one that came from his heart.
"To be honest, I've dated a few girls, but in each of them, there's always something similar to her. Before I realized it, she's the only one for me. I started looking for her like crazy, but I couldn't find her anywhere; how can I find her now?"
Looking at the hopelessness and sadness on his face, she started to feel bad for this devoted man.
"Didn't you find her today? Since you were able to bump into her, it shows that you two have affinity."
At this point, she had stopped suspecting that she was the 'goddess' in this man's heart. She thought that if she were the 'goddess' in question, he would never say all this to her.
"Have affinity? You think so, too?" He chuckled softly while smiling in her direction.
"En, the capital's so big, yet you two managed to meet each other after more than a decade; I think you guys still have some affinity." The condition being that your goddess doesn't have a boyfriend.
She muttered to herself, sticking by her beliefs.
"Yes, I also think that we have affinity, so I'm not letting go," he declared with determination. Curling his lips, his eyes were bright as they stared straight ahead.
He would not let go.
What of her being his childhood friend's girlfriend? They were not married yet. As long as they were not married, he always had a chance…
If not, what of the effort he had dedicated all these years?
Thus, he would never let go!
For some reason, she got chills as she looked at him and heard his words.
Why did she have this feeling that the woman this man cherished was quite… unlucky?