Having convinced Alice and the store manager that instead of wasting time having Alice hand out endless fliers it would be much productive to have Alice come up with a promotional event instead, Hao Yi successfully frees up Alice's day then promptly whisk her away on an outing.
At first excited to be on a boat, Alice's happiness wanes a bit when she is overtaken by seasickness. Hit by a wave of awareness when Alice throws herself into his arms complaining of dizziness, Hao Yi stiffens as Alice reaches for his hand for comfort. Chiding Alice for casually holding a man's hand, Hao Yi sighs as Alice completely misses his point and accuses him of being a cheapskate.
Her eyes widening in shock, Alice mutters "He Hao Yi..." Unfortunately for our hero (and us), his big moment ended rather abruptly when his phone starts to ring and Alice's next word is "Your phone is ringing."
Resigned that the perfect moment is lost, Hao Yi answers his phone and is immediately alarmed when Shu Lei's panicked voice comes through.
Quite skilled in using his impressive physique to pave the way to any potential contracts for work, Peter's plan to charm a wife of an important CEO backfires when the CEO mistakenly assumes that Peter is having an affair with his wife.
Surrounded again by the CEO's men even after they tried to run away, Peter pushes Shu Lei to the side and prepares for a difficult fight. Arriving in time to join the fight, Hao Yi manages to take some pressure off Peter but both boys are still greatly outnumbered.
Still in their macho mood, both Hao Yi and Peter try to assure Alice that they are not hurt but Alice's insists on helping Peter with a wound on his arm. Smiling brightly at Peter as she does her nurse duty, our clueless heroine is again ignorant of the jealousy that is eating both Hao Yi and Shu Lei as they watch her every move.
Noticing Hao Yi's obvious sour mood the whole way home, Alice pesters Hao Yi to tell her what's wrong. All the frustration finally exploding when Alice grabs his hand again, Hao Yi backs Alice to the counter and asks "Today, you held my hand but you also held Peter's hand. I told you before that a man's hand cannot be held casually, did you forget?" Sincerely puzzled, Alice tries to assure Hao Yi that even though both he and Peter are her friends, Hao Yi is still the special one.
Giving up on trying to get through Alice on this whole friend thing, Hao Yi decides maybe it's time to stop talking and starts to lean down for a kiss.
His mouth literally inches away from Alice's, Hao Yi closes his eyes in defeat as the memory of his last ugly confrontation with the 30 year old Alice comes rushing to his mind and he finds himself shaken by doubts.
Left alone after Hao Yi unexpectedly takes off to "clear his head", Alice's night actually ended up being surprisingly jubilant once Xiao Fen finds her yelping in pain with face cleanser in her eyes and takes pity on her. Pleasantly surprise by the fact that Xiao Fen has actually kept all the momentous of their friendship even after all these years, Alice is soon laughing with Xiao Fen as they reminisce about their high school days together.
Well, that's a surprise that Xiao Fen cared enough about Alice to keep her stuff for so long. Maybe there will be more clues later on that prove Alice's two BFFs weren't such jerks after all.
Nervously presenting Hao Yi with the promotion proposal she had worked on all night the next morning, Alice throws her arms around Hao Yi with joy when he compliments her on a job well done. Having decided the night before that it would be taking advantage of Alice's innocent trust if he tries to push their relationship to the next level, Hao Yi stiffens up visibly the moment Alice touches him. Forcing himself to put on an easy manner, Hao Yi quickly makes an excuse to Alice and runs off to work.
Alice's hard work pays off and her proposal is accepted by Shu Lei despite some necessary changes that had to be made due to Alice's 17 years old way of thinking. Changing a photo shoot for their advertisement at the last moment to accommodate Alice's new proposal, Shu Lei summons Xiao Fen to be their "student" model.
Fuming silently by the wayside as the photographer keeps putting Peter in various lovey dovey poses with Alice, Shu Lei glances over at Hao Yi and asks "Hey, aren't you angry?" Pretending disinterest, Hao Yi retorts back "The one that should be angry is you."
Huffy, Shu Lei protests "Why should I be angry. I am super calm okay?"
Overhearing much of the conversation between our two leads while standing a short distance away, Shu Lei shakes her head as she mutters "Silly Hao Yi" and decides it's time to have a talk with Alice.
Sigh...I don't even know what to say. I am starting to wonder if Alice didn't just lose more than her memory. It just seems completely unrealistic that our heroine would be SO clueless even after everything Hao Yi had said and done. I know Alice is suppose to be an innocent 17 year old...but seriously? No 17 year old is THAT clueless especially one who had spent plenty of time talking to her BFF about boys.
Maybe I was imagining things but Alice didn't seem to be this slow on the uptake back when she was really 17...or was she?
At least as oppose to our leads' frustrating merry-go-round, Shu Lei and Peter are making some visible progress. I was pretty determined to dislike Shu Lei for at least a few more episodes but I am starting to find her rather endearing as she fights her growing attraction to the school nerd.
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