The puzzle of why her friendship had dissolved finally answered, Alice stands in shock as tears starts to fall.
His heart breaking to see Alice overwhelmed with guilt as she whole heartily believes everything Shu Lei said, Hao Yi tries to convince Alice not to trust other people's memories of the past but his words seem to just deepen Alice's conviction that she is the source of everyone's pain.
Surprised by Alice's sudden appearance while he is lost in thoughts thinking about her, Hao Yi accidentally stabs himself in the eye with a pen. Too busy yelping in pain, it takes our hero a moment to notice Alice's closeness as she leans over him in concern to check on his eyes.
Finally realizing the sizzling awareness between them because of her closeness, Alice edges back and asks Hao Yi to take her to the secret meeting place to find their time capsule.
Reporting to work bright and early the next morning, Alice readily agrees to an assignment change when she finds out that Peter had put in an request for her to transfer to his department. No where near as agreeable, Hao Yi has a confrontation with Peter but in the end was forced to relent once Alice makes it clear that she think the transfer is a good decision for her.
Obviously out of her depth as she sits in a meeting between Peter's department and Shu Lei's, Alice reverts to her old habit of being her friend's trusty sidekick by speaking up in support for Shu Lei's sales strategy despite Peter's declaration that Shu Lei's proposal was unreasonable. A bit surprised to see Alice taking her side, any good feelings Shu Lei might've had soon turns to distaste when Peter decides to accept Shu Lei's proposal just because Alice had supported it.
Frustrated by the feeling of being useless, Alice pleas with Peter to let her go out on field assignments. Dismayed to overhear the two's conversation Hao Yi jumps out to voice his opposition and soon we have another déjà vu confrontation between the two men. Not surprisingly, Alice wins again and runs out of the company after assuring Hao Yi she will be fine.
Left with no choice but to sit at home staring at the ceiling after Alice tells him that she has a dinner party with Peter's department, Hao Yi listens with half a ear as Xiao Fen tells him about her sighting of Peter at the gym. Sitting up with alert when he hears Peter's name, Hao Yi realizes that Alice must've been lying about the department dinner and shocks his sister by running out of the door.
Completely alone at the office, Alice looks around hopelessly after she accidentally locks herself in the recycling room. Yelping in dismay when she gets a phone call from Hao Yi, Alice forces herself to sound impatient and assures Hao Yi that she is busy having dinner with her department...that is until she jumps at the sound of the door opening and sees Hao Yi's angry face.
I sure hope our hero is going to admit his part of "abandoning" Alice all these years ago at some point.
Walking home alone as the memories of everything Hao Yi has done for her replying in her mind, Alice is too busy crying to notice that our hero has actually been following her the whole way.
Sitting down at a staircase, Alice is overwhelmed with sadness again as she munch on the cake treats but thanks to a timely advise from a homeless man Alice finally drys her tears and makes the difficult decision that she has to reclaim what she lost while she still can.
Gaining courage from her new conviction, the first thing Alice does when she walks into the door is to formally apologize to both Xiao Fen and Hao Yi for disappearing 10 years ago. Turning back to Xiao Fen, Alice declares that while she knows she is overstaying her welcome in Xiao Fen's house but she is going to brazenly keep on living there since this is her last chance of reclaiming their friendship.
Laughing at his sister's obvious pretense, Hao Yi assures Alice that Xiao Fen is simply dying to eat the food and shows her the text he just got from Xiao Fen demanding that he save some food for her.
Confused when Hao Yi insists on dragging her to a hilltop to see the night view of the city, our very clueless heroine finally picks up that something is afoot when Hao Yi takes her hand in his.
Yeah!!! Thank heaven! I was so scared that our hero would make the same mistake as he did 13 years ago and we would be stuck with watching him torturing himself with his insecurities. Thankfully, the 30 year old Hao Yi is not about play the game of "Guess what I am thinking?" and is ready to just lay his heart out in the open.
To be fair, I think the young Hao Yi had dropped some VERY obvious hints for our heroine back in their school days but what can you do when that's just the age when self insecurities pretty much drown out everything else.
Oh, well. At least all the signs seems to hint that Shu Lei is already in love with Peter and I am looking forward to see their reversal of roles as the school beauty pulls out all stops to make the school nerd fall back in love with her.