Surprised to find out from Shu Lei that Alice would not forgive her best friends even after their tearful apology, Peter confronts Alice and demands to know what she is hiding. At first stoically insisting that nothing is wrong, Alice eventually is forced to tell Peter the truth when she experiences another debilitating headache right in front of him. Explaining to Peter that not only does she need another operation but the doctor has warned that this operation will be even more dangerous than the last one, Alice begs Peter to keep her condition a secret so Hao Yi and her best friends would be spared of pain if she does die on the operating table.
Back at Alice's house, Hao Yi gently assures a worried Alice that everything is going according to his plan. Extremely mindful that he is only Alice's boyfriend in name only, Hao Yi soon prepares to take his leave despite the storm raging outside. Reluctant to send Hao Yi back into the rain, Alice hesitantly tries to find excuses to stop him from leaving but thanks to a sudden power outage, Hao Yi ends up staying the night once a terrified Alice throws herself into his arms.
Waking up the next morning to find Hao Yi right next to her, Alice carefully pulls her hand out of Hao Yi's. Shaken that she has once again allowed herself to rely on Hao Yi, Alice mindlessly walks the street and chides herself "Alice, you can be alone. Don't hold his hand! If you do hold his hand, it won't be long anyway. What if the operation fails? Even if the operation is a success, what if you forget everything? What if you can't even take care of yourself? Why do I have to get sick now?" Looking up at the sky in frustration, Alice yells "Why?!"
Feeling increasingly unsettled the more he thinks about Alice, Peter searches out the very frustrated Hao Yi at the basketball court with the intention to tell him everything. Stopping his extremely unfruitful basket shooting practice, Hao Yi is about to hear Peter out...until Alice's evil boss rudely interrupts with a phone call.
Putting on a show of reluctantly handing over Alice's research notes over to Bai Jun, Hao Yi patiently allows Alice's boss to gloat over his supposedly triumph as he secretly records their conversation.
Meeting with Peter once again to finished their conversation, Hao Yi is painfully close to hearing the truth from Peter...until Alice calls right then to warn Peter that if he tells Hao Yi everything then she will disappear for good. Guessing from Peter's grim expression what Alice had said on the phone, Hao Yi gives a bitter smile and tells Peter "Alice won't let you tell me right? Okay, fine. Let me guess then..."
Antsy to publicly claim Alice's research as his own, Bai Jun calls for a press conference but his glorious moment is thwarted when Hao Yi shows him a media publication with Alice's research in it. Realizing he can no longer claim Alice research, an angry Bai Jun swears revenge but soon finds out that he can do nothing of the sort once Hao Yi takes out his phone and plays the recording he has taken of Bai Jun admitting to all his shameful doings.
Overwhelmed with sadness as Hao Yi turns to leave after saying that he knows there will no longer be a second chance for him, Alice couldn't help herself and grabs Hao Yi's hand to keep him from leaving.
Understandably a bit miffed when Hao Yi turns around to reveal himself and admits that he has set the whole thing up knowing beforehand what Alice is hiding, Alice turns to leave but is stopped when her friends show up to remind her that life is unpredictable and second chances don't always come around.
Ahh... a kiss at last!
Time jump: One year later.
We find our hero sitting by himself as he listens to a recording Alice has left for him. "He Hao Yi. There aren't second chances to life. If one day I am no longer here, then do something for me. For the first three months, you can miss me ten times a day and cry sometimes. From the fourth month to the sixth month, you can think of me three times a day and don't be sad anymore. Half year later, you need to smile when you think of me and remember our happy times together. Throw away the sad memories. One year later, then you only need to think of one thing. You just need to know that the name He Hao Yi is my favorite name in this world. He Hao Yi! Also the person I like the most in this world. This is the confession I owed you for the last thirteen years."
Whew, fortunately for us, in Hao Yi's words "There aren't second chances in life but luckily I had it."
Ninja's Final Thoughts
Happy Ending!!!! I especially love the last scene of the ring! Just a hint that makes us happy without a big elaborate wedding.
I was plenty satisfied with the ending. My only beef was probably with the romance between Shu Lei and Peter. It was pretty obvious that Shu Lei and Peter ended up together but it felt kinda sudden to me. I am totally on board that Peter has given up on our heroine but I needed just a bit more to convince me that he has fallen in love with Shu Lei.
As for the girls' friendship, while I really wished the writer could've spend more time on it, in the end I am simply happy that our heroine could finally move on from her past and regain the friendship she so desperately wanted.
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