Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
The second the words were out, Zheng Haodong regretted it. But he could not stop his feelings.
Xia Ning stopped and looked back at Zheng Haodong. She was a bit shocked. “Brother Zheng, don’t tell me you like me.”
Zheng Haodong’s heart skipped a beat. He looked at Xia Ning and felt uneasy, but more hopeful.
Xia Ning laughed out loud and tried to cover her mouth. “You two are funny.”
Zheng Haodong did not follow. “What?”
Xia Ning looked up and smiled at Zheng Haodong. “Don’t pretend. You two can compete on whatever you want, but do not involve me. I don’t want to offend either of you.”
This time, it was Zheng Haodong’s turn to be surprised. Did she think he was competing over her with Lu Chuan?
Xia Ning smiled slightly and moved forward. “Now I don’t think you hate each other that much, but more like you are fighting like kids. Two big kids.”
Zheng Haodong saw her back and did not talk. The bitterness in his heart started to expand.
It was more like she never thought of this question rather than not liking him.
This was his first time falling for someone and wanting to be with her no matter what. He did not want to end it before it even started.
Zheng Haodong caught up with Xia Ning suddenly.
“Xia Ning, do you have someone on your mind?” The moment Zheng Haodong asked the question, he felt it was not appropriate. He continued at once, “I just want to know what kind of guys do girls like.”
Xia Ning tilted her head and looked at Zheng Haodong, with her eyes full of tease. “It looks like Brother Zheng has someone in mind.”
Zheng Haodong’s face changed and said immediately, “Don’t overthink. I’m just asking.”
Xia Ning took back her gaze and looked to the front. She said with a light smile, “Since Brother Zheng asked, I have to answer. Yes, but that was a long time ago.”
“First love?” Zheng Haodong’s eyes glowed.
Xia Ning shook her head. “Not really.”
“Huh?” Zheng Haodong looked at Xia Ning with confusion.
Xia Ning smiled slightly. “I liked a guy when I was little. In some sense, that was my first love. But I was too young and did not know what exactly love was. When we grew older, we grew apart.”
Zheng Haodong nodded and asked tentatively, “So why did you break up with the person you liked later?”
“Maybe because I was not reconciled.” Xia Ning stopped her steps suddenly and looked to the front. Some emotion was running out of her eyes.
“And?” Zheng Haodong looked at her with confusion.
Xia Ning’s lips curled and said calmly, “You liking someone does not mean that he has to like you back. No one can ask too much of the other. If you definitely can’t get it, it is better to let it go. Likewise, if it’s something you don’t want, it’s better to cut it off sooner than later.”
Zheng Haodong looked at Xia Ning surprisingly. Why did she have this kind of idea? People’s feelings couldn’t be this rational. Not to mention that she was a girl!
Xia Ning tilted her head and saw the surprise in Zheng Haodong’s eyes. She could not help but laugh. “Did I surprise you? Lu Qing once said it’s better that no man likes a girl like me. Because if I don’t like him, even if he puts his heart in front of me, I will ignore it. So any guy who falls for me, his self-esteem would be hurt. In the end, he will either be my enemy, or a total stranger.”
Zheng Haodong returned to himself suddenly and smiled awkwardly. “Really?” His eyes were avoided her and he looked to the front. Somehow, he felt that his feelings were seen by her.