With the light in front of it, Qiao Anhao was able to clearly make out that it was Lu Jinnian.
Her rapid footsteps came to an abrupt halt when her eyes locked onto him.
In that instant, the world froze into a picture for her.
With the cold winter breeze, whistling from half-way up the mountain, her body s.h.i.+vered from the cold. It was so bad, her fingers started to tremble, yet she felt like there was a fire burning inside her.
She should of clearly been happy and excited, yet she didn't know why, but she couldn't control the tears that rolled down her face.
For four months, for one hundred and thirty something days, for a thousand million heartbeats... she'd missed this person. Now, she finally saw him.
In her mind, she had ceaselessly imagined the day that she would finally see him again and what she would do. However, in that precise moment, she realized that she'd lost all her power to move. All she wanted to do was to quietly stare at him for a while to make up for the lost time of those four long months.
Qiao Anhao's tears fell even more swiftly, and yet the corner of her lips started to curve upwards. Her eyes had become soft. Still, she was afraid that everything before her eyes was an illusion, and so she gently lifted her feet and very slowly walked over, drawing closer to Lu Jinnian little by little.
As she drew closer, she could smell the light scent of his body that she was etched in her memory. The familiar clarity of it made Qiao Anhao's tears fall like rain.
It was really him... She wasn't dreaming. She finally... finally found him...
Qiao Anhao's lips started to quiver. It was like she used up all the strength and feelings in her body when she opened her mouth to call his name. "Lu Jinnian?"
With his back turned against Qiao Anhao, he stood there as though he was deep in thought and hadn't realized that there was someone behind him.
It was not until he heard a familiar voice calling his name from behind him that he furrowed his brows. As he pulled his eyes away from afar, he thought to himself that it was just another hallucination.
"Lu Jinnian... is that really you?"
Before Lu Jinnian's thoughts had settled, he heard the sound of Qiao Anhao behind him again. His whole body trembled for a moment, but he didn't have any intention of turning his head.
He could clearly feel that there was someone drawing closer to him from behind. His mind struggled for a long while, but in the end, he couldn't wipe away the memory of the light aroma.
Lu Jinnian's hands subconsciously balled up into fists, and his body tensed up.
"Lu Jinnian, where have you been all this time?"
When Qiao Anhao asked that question, she reached her arm out to pull on Lu Jinnian's arm, but the moment her fingertips touched his coat, it was as if he was electrocuted. His reaction was overly dramatic; he avoided her arm with a swift turn away.
Qiao Anhao's fingertips felt nothing but air. A little bewildered, she lifted her head and stared at the man's side profile. Though he was still as stunningly handsome as before, he appeared to be skinnier, and his cold gaze looked soulless.
In the past, when Qiao Anhao saw Lu Jinnian like this, she'd feel timid. Even now, she was still a little scared. With a gulp, she secretly summoned her courage to reach her arm out again. However, this time, she didn't even touch his clothes. Then, without even looking at her, he casually took a step and strode quickly away from her sight.