Back to where we left off last episode. Screaming in fear because of the sudden darkness, Alice finally calms down enough to notice that she is extremely close to Hao Yi. Sadly, before our two leads can fully enjoy their first close encounter the screams of the store staff demanding "Who is cooking Ramen?!" sends Hao Yi and Alice running away.
Still a softy at heart despite her yells, Mama Ai reluctantly agrees to let Hao Yi stay the night. Woken up by her mother snoring, Alice checks on the sleeping Hao Yi and cries out in alarm when her hand touches his feverish skin.
Left to her own device after failing to wake up her sleeping mother, Alice nurses Hao Yi all through the night. So cute!
Walking past Han Ming (Edison Wang's character, the nerd that has a crush on Shu Lei (heroine's best friend)), Hao Yi nonchalantly puts the lunch box Mama He had prepared for him on Han Ming's desk. His uncaring expression faltering when Han Ming eagerly gets ready to dig in, Hao Yi quickly jumps up and snatches the lunch box back. Viably moved as he opens the lunch box to see the egg yolk without the whites, Hao Yi's attitude softens considerably knowing that his mother still remembers that he doesn't like egg whites.
a budding new romance with Alice!
Snapping out of her day dream when her friends demand to know "The person you like is...?" Alice quickly answers "No! I don't like Hao Yi!" which of course just tips her friends off on who she has been thinking about.
The little spark of interest between our two leads is quickly turning into something more even if nothing has been said out loud...yet.
Convincing Alice to skip out of school to go to the comic store in order to read the newest release, Hao Yi smiles with satisfactions when he manages to get the clueless Alice to put her head on his shoulder under the guise of reading.
Convinced that their friendship will last for the rest of their lives, the foursome bury a time capsule underneath a tree and promise to reopen it in 10 years.
Furious that Alice would ignore her overwhelming desire to find out the true identity of her secret admirer, Shu Lei angrily declares that Alice is no longer her friend. Naively believing that Shu Lei will eventually forgive her no matter how angry she is, Alice decides to keep her promise to Han Ming of keeping his Peter identity a secret.
Ignoring all the girls that are clamoring to be his partner during a dance class, Hao Yi walks resolutely to Alice and twirls her into his arms.
Sigh, I guess next episode is going to be painful to watch as our heroine's heart is probably going to be broken by her friend and then Hao Yi. As much as I am not looking forward to the conflict that will rip apart the four leads' friendship I am quite eager for the time jump and really hope that we will meet the grown up characters by episode 3.
So far I am quite satisfied with the pacing of the show...even if some parts of the story might've moved a bit too fast. Case in point, the writer had made a big show of how resentful Hao Yi was towards his mom and twin sister so it was a bit unbelievable that he would forgive them so fast. However, considering we are just setting up the backstory for our two leads to meet 10 years later I am all for not dragging things out.
ps. Lego Li and Nikki Hsieh are so cute together.