Song Qingchun turned to look at Su Zhinian with disbelief. This was the first time she had seen Su Zhinian acted so childish and unreserved.
Su Zhinian didn't seem to think this was out of place. He continued to yell at the sky filled with falling meteors again and again, "Song Qingchun, I love you, I love you, I love you"
Song Qingchun stared at Su Zhinian's profile for a while before doing the same thing as him. "Su Zhinian, I love you, I love you, I love you"
Song Qingchun screamed until her throat was sore. The meteor shower came to an end. Su Zhinian turned to look at Song Qingchun while catching his breath. He stared at the girl's face as she stared up into the sky and repeated the proclamation that he had made many times that night. "Song Qingchun, I love you."
Without waiting for an answer, he continued in a voice that was loud enough for the both of them. "I really really really love you"
Song Qingchun's lips arced beautifully. Her eyes that looked up into the sky did not move away. She acknowledged his confession with a slow nod before replying, "Me too I also really really really love you"
After a pause, she added, "Su Zhinian."
By now, the man had turned back to look at the sky. Neither of them was looking at each other. After some time, he said, "Song Qingchun, do you know what the wish I made was?"
Song Qingchun held her breath like she knew something. Her eyes blinked, and she looked up deeper into the sky. Then she shook her head wordlessly. The sea breeze continued to blow, tussling Su Zhinian's hair. He moved his hair back from his face before saying, "I hope that the Song Qingchun who I love can forever stay in heaven."
Song Qingchun's eyes started to well up. She tried her best to keep the smile on her face intact. She didn't say anything because she knew he hadn't reached the end of his sentence.
"Song Qingchun, will you please make my wish a reality?"
Song Qingchun opened her lips, but the simple words of "I will" couldn't come out of her mouth no matter how hard she tried.
"Song Qingchun, please give up on our love."
Tears slid down Song Qingchun's face. She could not control them anymore.
With his head titled back, Su Zhinian continued in his calm tone. "Song Qingchun, please stay in the heavens; don't be like me, sinful and condemned."
The forced smile on Song Qingchun's face froze, and the tears came even harder.
The sea breeze suddenly picked up, and the two of them swayed with imbalance in the wind. Su Zhinian continued to stare at the sky for a long long time before he slowly said the last sentence. "Song Qingchun, please return to Beijing and marry Qin Yinan."
Song Qingchun already teary eyes were filled with more tears. Her neck had started to hurt from looking up at the sky for a bit too long. She tried to maintain the smile on her face. She nodded slightly at the last meteor in the sky. Before she could get any words left, her tears fell even harder. Her cheeks were soon covered with tears. She tried to keep the tremble out of her voice as she whispered, "Okay."