"But there's also the possibility that you, ten years in the future, didn't get together with him. There could be a lot of reasons for that kind of ending. Maybe you didn't have the courage to confess or maybe destiny made you miss out on the opportunity. However, regardless of what it's going to be, I just want to say that if you love someone, then love deeply. Should you and Yuguang Ge drift apart, I hope that you can meet again and that his gentleness will match your maturity."
"Finally, I wish you never-ending happiness and a good life."
"Love, Ji Yi from ten years ago."
The final line was the date.
He Jichen didn't miss a single word as his gaze didn't leave the letter.
He held the same pose he had when he first started the letter. From start to end, nothing changed at all.
It wasn't clear how much time passed as his gaze gently shifted and he reread the letter from top to bottom. His pupils shifted very slowly as he had to read each word for a very long time to register the words. When he got through half the letter again, he added some force in his fingers, creasing the letter a little.
After Cheng Weiwan stormed out of Han Zhifan's home and rejected Xiao Zhang's offer to take her home, she ran to the sidewalk, got in a taxi and rushed home.
The taxi reached her apartment block and she paid the fare. Without even waiting for the change, she ran upstairs like she was running for her life.
When Cheng Weiwan pulled out her keys to open the door, her fingers trembled so hard that it took a few tries to put the key in the keyhole.
In the end, Lin Muqing had to run over to help her open the door when she heard some movement outside.
"Wanwan, you're finally back! I was thinking about calling you." The phone in Lin Muqing's hand was lit and displayed her number. When she saw that it was her, she let out a sigh of relief.
Cheng Weiwan didn't reply and darted into the apartment after hastily changing into slippers and rushed into the bedroom.
She pushed the door open and she saw Cheng Han sleeping soundly in bed. Finally, the uneasy feeling she had on the road calmed down a little.
"Wanwan, why was he looking for you?" Lin Muqing shut the door and caught up to Cheng Weiwan.
Cheng Weiwan still hadn't said a thing as she tip-toed over to the bedside and carefully pulled the covers over Cheng Han after he kicked them off during his slumber. Then she reached out and caressed his sleeping, rosy cheeks. The soft sensation finally settled the heaviness she felt in her chest all the way home.
Lin Muqing watched Cheng Weiwan's actions and vaguely understood what happened. "He couldn't have been looking for you because of Hanhan, right?"
As Lin Muqing finished speaking, Cheng Weiwan's fingers trembled violently like she just suffered the biggest shock.
"He wants to steal Hanhan?" Seeing Cheng Weiwan's reaction, Lin Muqing knew she guessed right. Feeling unjustified, she added, "He was the one who didn't want Hanhan in the first place. Now he has the balls to steal the child? With what right?"
Lin Muqing was a little loud, so Cheng Han furrowed his brows like he was going to cry.
Cheng Weiwan shushed Lin Muqing then reached out and patted Cheng Han. "Good Hanhan, sleep. Be good..." whispered Cheng Weiwan.
When Cheng Han fell asleep again, Lin Muqing quietly added, "Wanwan, don't worry. He can't possibly steal the child. What's more, the child is under my name. Don't overthink things. It's late, quickly freshen up and get some rest..."