Song Qingchun, please return to Beijing and marry Qin Yinan.
That was how their date ended. That was also how their love story reached its complete end.
The cruelest thing in the world was not never meeting someone you loved but missing the connection even though you had met.
The saddest thing in the world was not the person you loved not loving you, but despite the fact the both of you loved each other, you were destined not to be together.
When she asked for the date, both of them knew this date was the only and last dream they could leave each other. Of course, the reason this was as beautiful as a dream was because one would have to wake up from it eventually.
Now that the dream was over, it was time for both of them to face reality. Their ending was already written when it was revealed that they were biological brother and sister.
He and she, after they departed from this dream, were no longer Song Qingchun and Su Zhinian but brother and sister.
They were blood-related brother and sister brother and sister so how could they be together?
At the end of the day, this involved more than the two of them. He had his mother to think about, and she had her father. Beyond that, there was society, bloodlines, and morals. There were too many elements between the two of them, so their only option was to be apart.
Before the date even began, Song Qingchun knew this moment was coming, but when she was really experiencing it, she realized that she still had a hard time accepting it. However, no matter how hard it was for her to accept, the truth was the truth.
Song Qingchun took a deep breath and tried her best to force her tears to stop, then she said, "I will try my best to make your wish a reality. I will marry Brother Yinan and have my happily-ever-after, but you have to promise me one thing in return"
Was there a bigger pain than telling the person one loved to marry someone else?
But what could they do? Neither of them had the power to fight the whole world, so they could only choose to compromise.
"Find a gentle and beautiful woman, marry her, and get your happily-ever-after as well."
Su Zhinian's eyes started to redden. He nodded lightly, and his reply sounded choked with tears. "Okay."
Song Qingchun could not stop her tears from falling. She ran toward the ocean. With the icy water around her ankles, she repeated what she had done months ago at Hokkaido. She screamed at the vast expanse of water, venting her frustration and anger. "Why do we have to be siblings?
"Why can't we be together?
"Why must the world tear us apart?
"Why is her my brother?
"Why? Why? Why?"
Song Qingchun yelled at the top of her lungs until the resentment in her chest started to dissipate. She grasped violently for air before yelling one last time at the ocean. "Su Zhinian, I love you! Su Zhinian, goodbye!"
Parting was always painful.
After saying that goodbye, Song Qingchun collapsed weakly to the floor. Burying her face in her knees, she started to cry.
Su Zhinian stood at about three meters behind her, watching her shadow, and he uttered in a flat and graceful tone, "Goodbye, Song Qingchun."