"You remember the most beautiful girl in school from the foreign languages department, right? She was every guy's dream girl in school. There could've been as many as three circles of guys lined up around the track who wanted to get with her. Yet she never fell for anyone's attempts. It wasn't until fourth year when you had to go to Beijing that she found out, ran over to the male dorms, and stopped to confess to you"
"At the time, you had returned from playing ball with a group of us. In front of so many people, she didn't flinch at all. She said so much; she even planned out how your future would be together. It sounded quite nice, and you both looked like a nice match. Truth be told, at the time, I was a little interested in her. You know This fair lady deserved a proper man. But at the time, I felt like the two of you were quite the match, so I really liked the idea of you two together. Thinking back on it, many people had the same thought. But that day, even after she said so much, you simply replied sorry."
"The most beautiful girl in school asked why you rejected her. What did you say back then?"
Han Zhifan tilted his head and carefully thought about it for some time before saying, "After so many years, I still clearly remember what you said - that a person was probably only single because there was someone who was impossible to be with or someone who would never look back."
At the time, he thought He Jichen was just spouting nonsense to get rid of the girl.
That day, He Jichen went back to the dorm and stayed there quietly for a long time. He didn't say anything until the next day.
Up until now, he figured He Jichen was in a bad mood then because someone confessed to him, but he now realized that He Jichen was in a bad mood because those words stabbed his heart.
At that thought, Han Zhifan added, "What about her? The supporting actress who left you all alone for so many years. Deep down inside, was she that someone who was impossible to be with or was she that someone who would never look back?"
He Jichen stared at the liquid through the crystal clear glass with a dull expression on his face for a long time. Then he looked up at Han Zhifan and said, "Someone who's impossible to be with."
As He Jichen said this, he looked down with infinite sorrow in his eyes. When he spoke again, his voice was soft with a hidden, immense sorrow. "But in any case, there's a possibility. As long as it's her, I would turn back with no hesitation, but she's never given me the slightest chance"
After a pause, He Jichen said, "and she's never thought about giving me a chance."
The atmosphere in the room instantly turned a little somber.
The two of them stayed silently like that for a long time until they'd almost finished drinking their glasses. Then Han Zhifan cleared his throat and changed the subject to something more interesting: "Oh, right! Today, the woman who helped take care of the supporting actress's wound and your wound is she the on-call doctor for the production cast and crew?"
"No, that was the screenwriter, Cheng Weiwan."
"Cheng Weiwan is the writer of "Three Thousand Lunatics"? She's so young! That can't be right... wasn't she a writer? How does she know about medicine?"
"Oh, her dad is Cheng Weiguo."
Cheng Weiguo? Han Zhifan's fingers suddenly gripped the tall glass hard. His voice sounded a little excited. "Cheng Weiguo? You're telling me that her dad is the world-famous doctor, Cheng Weiguo?"
He Jichen nodded gently and swiftly replied with one word, "Yeah."