A fun side note: In the novel, Ji Bai had repeatedly told Xu Xu that no apprentice nor co-worker has the right to interfere in his business...unless that someone is his girlfriend.
Smiling with eagerness and relief to see Ji Bai, Xu Xu runs towards him only to stop when Ji Bai angrily asks "A girl coming to a crime scene alone in the middle of the night! Are you without fear of death at all?" Looking up at Ji Bai's still frustrated expression, Xu Xu replies "I knew you would come. I actually thought I would've arrived behind you."
Patiently waiting as he watches Xu Xu runs through the whole house in the darkness, Ji Bai listens as Xu Xu points out more and more flaws to Ye Qiao's confession. Too lost in her own thoughts, Xu Xu doesn't pay any attention to the night's cold temperature until Ji Bai notices her sneezing and puts his own jacket on her. Blinking in surprise when she feels Ji Bai's jacket on her, Xu Xu tries to assure Ji Bai that she could just jump around to keep warm but Ji Bai merely tells her that she has a duty to not get sick while their department is so busy.
After explaining his own reasons of why he doesn't believe Ye Qiao's confession, Ji Bai suggests to Xu Xu that they write down the name of who they think the killer is. Both intrigued to see what the other's answer is, Ji Bai and Xu Xu are about to show each other their paper but unfortunately they were interrupted right then.
Tricked into going to the police station, Ye Qiao's brother turns violent when he mistakenly thought the police is going to arrest his father and starts wielding a knife wildly. Quickly wrapping his arms around Xu Xu to get her out of harms way, Ji Bai ignores a knife wound to his arm and quickly subdues Ye Qiao's brother.
Restless as he watches Xu Xu carefully clean his wound, Ji Bai steals Xu Xu's folded note paper from her jacket pocket. Strangely meek when Xu Xu chides him for moving around, Ji Bai opens Xu Xu's paper and sees that she had written Ye Qiao's brother's name on it...just as he had. Ji Bai and Xu Xu had different reasons for suspecting Ye Qiao's brother but they both reached the same conclusion.
Quickly narrowing their possible suspect to Hu Zhi Shan, Ji Bai sends his men to apprehend him but by this time Hu Zhi Shan has already skipped the country. Underneath a mask of unwavering loyalty to President Ye, Zhi Shan has been secretly using the Ye empire to his own ends, and that included smuggling drugs which is how the writer is going to tie this case to the real big bad.
Thinking he has finally figured out Xu Xu's strange behavior when she brought up some questions about work, Ji Bai laughs and tells Xu Xu that as his apprentice there is no need from her to "bribe" him just to discuss work. Her turn to be confused, in her trademark stright forward manner Xu Xu replies "I think you are mistaken. I am not trying to bribe you. I bought delicious food not because I was trying to brownnose you, or trying to discuss cases with you."
Ji Bai "Then why?"
Looking back at Ji Bai, Xu Xu asks "Why is there need to be a reason?"
Frowning with confusing now, Ji Bai asks "Uh?"
Explaining once again in her clam and logical tone, Xu Xu continues "I bought delicious food for you because I wanted to, it made me happy. Does there need more reason than that?"
Speechless as he watches Xu Xu closes the door behind her after flashing him a smile, an even more confused Ji Bai shrugs.
Replying Yao Meng's question with a question of her own, Xu Xu asks "Why?"
Picking up right away that Xu Xu is asking why the snail would want to give the gift to the lion, Yao Meng replies "because it likes the lion."
Looking up at Yao Meng in utter surprise, Xu Xu says with disbelief "Eh?"
Smiling, Yao Meng explains "This snail fell in love with the lion, but the lion doesn't know what the alien snail is thinking."
Staring down at her own drawing, Xu Xu gives a laugh of disbelief and asks again "You are saying the snail fell in love with the lion?"
Still staring at her own cartoon drawing with a mixture of disbelief and confusion, Xu Xu mutters "Fell in love with the lion?"
Smiling with a dreamy expression, Yao Meng replies "Yap, the snail fell in love with the lion. That's why the snail wants to share everything that's good with the lion."
Assured that Xu Xu's "acting skill" is apparently quite good, Ji Bai doesn't hold back as he acts the part of a doting boyfriend which of course sends our poor heroine's heart racing. Immediately concerned when he notices how unnaturally red Xu Xu's cheek is, Ji Bai asks "Are you having an allergic reaction? Why are you getting redder? Should we take you to the hospital?"
Pressed by Ji Bai's misplaced concern, Xu Xu finally answers "You were too close to me before. You are a male. I am a female."
Xu Xu's answer promptly makes Ji Bai stare at her with confused amazement. Sneering as he pretends to wack Xu Xu's head, Ji Bai declares "For someone so short you sure have plenty of problems. Plus, are aliens suppose to differentiate between male and female?"
Wow, I totally didn't expect Xu Xu to fall in love with Ji Bai first. This is a drastic change from the novel. The premise of the novel was that Xu Xu is kinda dense when it comes to love (like a snail) and that's why Ji Bai was the one that figures out his feelings first. Despite the change from the novel though, I LOVE it! While it would've certainly be entertaining if the plot had followed the novel and had the hero skillfully immerse himself in Xu Xu's life until she realizes one day that she is in love with him, I think this switch promises even more fun.
Our hero has more than once commented on the fact that Xu Xu seems like an alien to him so that's why he hasn't tried to read Xu Xu's actions like he would of a normal woman. For a man so suave, Ji Bai would've assumed any woman showing up at his house with dinner could only mean one thing, but since it was Xu Xu who doesn't think like a normal human being, then it completely confuses him. Of course, Ji Bai wasn't exactly wrong about Xu Xu since she really didn't show up at his house with any other intention than simply sharing a meal with him.
Anyhow, now that our heroine has figured out her own feelings it is going to be interesting how such a logical person as Xu Xu is going to do about love - the most illogical thing in the world.
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