*WARNING*: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.
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So they had to seek out Ji Shi Cheng at long last for help. Well, it was some sort of collaboration, not totally siding with him. The reason why Ping An even went with this bizarre, risky move was because of how she wanted to save the employees at the restaurant. Ji Shi Cheng asked why he should help Ping An. Of course, the old man wasn’t going to dive in just because his son and daughter backed Ping An up. He needed much more than that. Before Ping An spoke up though, Huo Ying stopped her by placing a hand on her shoulder. He jumped in to answer in her place, saying how they have to seek revenge since they’d lost to Xi Le so badly. Ji Shi Cheng pointed out if he were to seek revenge, he would have to deal with Huo Ying first, considering how it was partially Huo Ying’s fault that he didn’t get all the information. So after scolding his son, Ji Shi Cheng turned to ask Ping An how would it be better that she becomes the chairwoman. After some struggling of trying to conjure up an answer, Li Sha jumped in to say that regardless it would be better to have Ping An as a chairwoman since she’s easier to bully, lol. (Realistic but the old man liked the answer, lol.) Ji Shi Cheng’s question was asking Ping An if she was sure that Bai Ming Li was her mother, adding that Xi Le was more like Bai Ming Li. Ping An said that she had her mother’s words as well as some other proofs. Though she didn’t have the real will and the DNA proofs, she said the main point was to cast doubts among the public of Xi Le’s identity. Ji Shi Cheng thought it was interesting so he agreed to help her. However (yup, there’s always a term), she must marry his son. That was when Li Sha jumped in to protest. Ji Shi Cheng said that it was a good way to resolve his past conflict with Bai Ming Li as well, having both of their children marry, etc. As Ping An attempted to dodge, Huo Ying slipped a hand around her shoulder, grinning happily and telling his old man that he’d actually proposed to Ping An already and she’d agreed. Of course, Ji Shi Cheng was shocked yet he was also glad that things were moving on a positive path.
So Ye Chen had no choice but to leave upon hearing those words and Ping An had to chase after him. (Probably after their meeting adjourned.) She told him to slow down yet ended up bumping into him (literally) when he finally stopped? Funny. So yeah. She was asking him if he would be upset when she posed as Huo Ying’s fiancee. He said because of the ‘big picture’, he couldn’t do anything anyway but to accept it. She chided him, saying how he was jealous yet refused to admit it. What got to him was how she said he wasn’t ‘man’ enough. That was when he grabbed her and pin her to a fence. Alarmed, she called him “Da Se Lang” (大色狼) again, lol. YUP, indeed it had been a long time since she called him that. So he told her to teach him how he could be the so-called ‘man’ that she was using the term so loosely. She looked scared but ended up giving him a kiss on the cheek before dodging out of his embrace. She called him dummy before running off. He didn’t mind, he finally smiled.
Then the plan of restoring Ping An’s identity was in place. Huo Ying and Li Sha directed them through some steps of preparations before they would face the other side for a showdown. First, they have to seek out Doctor Lu to help with acquiring a copy of the DNA results. Then they have to spread the information of Ping An being Bai Ming Li’s real daughter (via paparazzi) and let the rumors spread far and wide. As long as there were talks, it would reach many ears and eventually reach the shareholders as well, casting doubts. They also have to hold a press conference to bring out even more proofs to convince the public of the “rumors.” What got Ji Shi Cheng impressed was how Ping An was able to bring out her own set of proofs, like the letter her mother wrote to her as well as the cassette player with the tape of her parents singing together. It was worth brownie points since even if paperwork could be faked, but the voices couldn’t be. And because of that press conference, one of Ping An’s father’s friends was able to track her down. However, he didn’t get to meet up with her yet since the lady boss at the flower shop thought it was one of those scams again so had tossed his card away.
A major development in the plot soon took place. Zi Wen was reassuring Xi Le about the whole situation blowing over at the moment. When he was taking a shower and she was cleaning up in his room, she spotted how Hei Zai had called him. She deleted the text message which Hei Zai sent after the failed call. She ended up showing up at the meeting place and soon discovered of Zi Wen’s plot–right from the start with how he was trying to win her heart and thus aiding his revenge plot. Well, Hei Zai wanted money before he could disclose more details about Zi Wen’s plot. She couldn’t pass the opportunity up so she ended up learning the full truth from Hei Zai. (Yet I thought Zi Wen had asked her in the past about using her and if she was able to accept him still and she had dodged and replied with how Wei Zhen would forgive him. OR was it because she thought he loved her and only used her when he didn’t have an alternative?) And the answer soon came when Zi Wen came to the hospital to tend to her. (Yes, she fainted out in the streets so she was sent to the hospital. Ping An actually came first but it was because she was on Xi Le’s contact list. Ping An only stayed a bit with explaining how they’d called her, not that she wanted to bother Xi Le, etc.) Xi Le finally confronted Zi Wen and asked him if he’d loved her. The traumatic moment was too much, the doctors and nurses have to come and give her a sedative shot to calm her down first.
Back to Ye Chen and Ping An. They were at Lawyer Huang’s office again. Lawyer Huang explained that since they have the DNA results now, they could fight back, etc and at least take some of the money for Ping An. But the case could take a while. Ping An didn’t want to fight for the money, because she’d saved some and also have the money that the head of the orphanage gave her (since that was the money Bai Ming Li gave to the head of the orphanage). Ye Chen was surprised that she was that rich. He wanted her to treat him to some big meals and possibly get gifts. She said the money was for her tuition since she wanted to study overseas, and said she’d told Xiao San to check on the schools for her. She said to wait until all these dramas pass, she would get to fulfill that wish. Then she added about wanting to find a blond hair, blue eyes boyfriend. That was when Ye Chen told her to repeat it once more. So while they were pinching each other’s cheeks and joking around, Lawyer Huang cleared his throat. LOL! He apologized for interrupting them but he had something to say. They finally let go of each other’s cheeks and sat up straight again. Ping An even apologized for their behaviors (lol). What Lawyer Huang wanted to say was he have a document about a certain piece of land, and the inheritor wasn’t of the last names “Bai” or “Xie”. Lawyer Huang said it was probably Ye Chen’s. They were indeed shocked but was soon given the paper to read over.
After leaving the law office, Ye Chen and Ping An went to check out the location indicated in the papers. It was actually Ye Chen and Wei Zhen’s old home. Ye Chen had thought that this place would be non-existence by now. He then told her of how he and Wei Zhen spent time there, playing and all until their grandma came to get them to come in for dinner, etc. Through what Lawyer Huang said earlier, this place was bought by Bai Ming Li after Wei Zhen’s accident. She also managed to buy it over at a high price–in order to save it from being acquired and use for some new developmental project. She had used Ye Chen’s name throughout as well. Ping An asked if Ye Chen had forgiven her mother already. Ye Chen said that it wasn’t her mother’s fault and that she must have known who he was from the start hence taking him in and trusting him so much. To him, she was a teacher and also a good friend. He even disclosed that he had wanted to leave Ping An so he wouldn’t let his sister down. Yet Ping An hugged him, saying that he can’t leave. He reassured her he wasn’t going to leave. (Not anymore after the whole clarifications and all.) He went on to say how he still owed her mother a “thank you” and “sorry.” Thank you because of her mother that he came to know her, and sorry because he’d lost the will so he wasn’t able to protect her and help her. Ping An told him it wasn’t important since what they’d have now was already enough.
So then came the day Xi Le decided to play ‘detective’ again and went through Zi Wen’s possessions in his apartment. This time, she attacked his safe. (The reason why he wasn’t around because she’d faked sickness and told her assistant to tell him to take care of some meeting.) So what did she find this time? The will. The real will. That was when she went crazy and almost ripped up the will. Yet she didn’t. She blamed him for not tearing it up on spot but had to let her find it. Regardless of how cruel the truth was to her, she ended up deciding on returning it to Ping An. When she was trying to flag down a Taxi, he showed up and tried to persuade her into giving it to him. She no longer cared for his sweet words. He finally resorted to the yelling and tried to gain some power over her. That was when she started running–and also taken a fall as they reached the middle of the street with the dividing strip protecting them from the traffic. Yet the papers had flown out of her hands. He asked for her well being yet had chosen to go after the papers. It was too important. That was when a car came along, but only she saw it since she was the only paying attention and he was just too focused on retrieving the papers. She reacted quickly and pushed him out of the way. Though the car was able to stop, she had already crashed over and fainted. He no longer cared for the papers and only tended to her, breaking down completely. The reason for the change of heart was because of how he’d seen Wei Zhen like how it happened with the accident years ago. (It was too fake though that the driver didn’t get out to ask or NO one stopped or crowd around to check out the situation.)
Soon, at the hospital, the driver who had driven them to the hospital excused himself. Zi Wen apologized for disturbing him since they were the ones in the wrong. (Yes, that driver was the same driver who almost hit Xi Le but it wasn’t his fault, considering how they were the ones running around in oncoming traffic.) The driver returned the papers that Zi Wen had abandoned and left. Zi Wen had the papers now, he could just destroy it and be done. Yet he didn’t do it. Not this time. He went out by the hospital entrance, thinking and telling Wei Zhen that it had been so long and he was exhausted. Yes, he was ready to let go. He realized that what Wei Zhen had tried to tell him was finally coming through, considering how Xi Le had almost lost her life trying to stop him from his madness as well.
What did Zi Wen do next? He told Ye Chen to meet up at the old house. It was now Ye Chen’s property. Zi Wen didn’t realize it until Ye Chen told him, and what Bai Ming Li had done. (Perhaps what many people do not know of Bai Ming Li was how she was fierce with the business wars yet wasn’t as cold-blooded as a human being. Not completely when it came to that accident with how she thought it was her fault that Wei Zhen had died. Or was she practicing those mantras about, “It’s not personal, it’s business”?) Anyway, Zi Wen admitted that he’d been by Bai Ming Li all these years yet didn’t know the other side of her, a possible good side. Ye Chen reminded Zi Wen of what Ye Nai Nai used to say, “When one uses the eyes to look at things, one could only see the shadow of one’s own heart.” He went on to say that he and Zi Wen had made the same mistake. Zi Wen finally turned around to face Ye Chen, saying that the difference between them was how Ye Chen was willing to admit of his mistake right away yet he, himself, wasn’t able to do that. Zi When finally brought out the will and gave it to Ye Chen, telling him to pass it to Ping An. Ye Chen went insane (again) and scolded Zi Wen for being despicable. Yes, Zi Wen admitted that and many more that he’d learned over the years. Ye Chen pondered why Zi Wen gave it to them for, asking if Zi Wen was trying to seek their forgiveness. Yet Zi Wen said he wasn’t asking for their forgiveness, but only wanted to fulfill Xi Le’s wish of giving this to Ping An. He left but turned back to tell Ye Chen that after he’d faced the past places and things all these years, even refused to see, listen, or think about matters. Yet he finally knew after Xi Le’s accident what Wei Zhen wanted to tell him all along. Then he left for real this time.
Though having the partial will already and how they would be able to vote for a new chairperson, Ping An withdrew the day of the voting. Ji Shi Cheng wasn’t around yet Huo Ying and Li Sha were shocked of Ping An’s decision when Ye Chen told them. Li Sha left in a huff after saying that if there was anything in the future, don’t call her. Ye Chen’s job wasn’t just to deliver the news to them of Ping An’s decision, but also to return Huo Ying’s stocks back to him. Ping An had already filled out the papers so it was on there. (Yes, the reason why Ji Shi Cheng wanted Ping An to marry his son was because he needed to transfer Huo Ying’s stocks to Ping An to have some ground in the company. If he didn’t have some guarantee, he wouldn’t take the risks.)
Later, Ye Chen was seen sitting around thinking. Ping An came over to disrupt him (lol). He first wanted to scold her for her decision yet seeing her so happy, he didn’t want to anymore. She said she wasn’t suitable for it anyway and said that Xi Le was more qualified. Yes, she didn’t want to join the battle in the first place but had done it for the employees. Yet now? Since she’d already have the talk with Xi Le in the hospital and all, they’d somehow reached an understanding–with how Xi Le had already apologized to her for the whole matter, she didn’t want to fight with Xi Le for the chairperson position. Surprisingly, according to Ye Chen, Zi Wen and Xi Le weren’t at the meeting either. Yet Xi Le had won in the end. Possibly because of how she was already experienced with the education she’d had, etc. After all the serious talk about the other matter, Ping An said that she’d gone to see the employees at the restaurant/kitchen area and all was good. She said she wanted to say goodbye before she left. He asked about her decision and the progress of the paperwork. She said Xiao San had already found a school, but she still needed to wait for the passports, etc. He asked her if she was coming back. She asked him if he was going to wait for her. He said he would but don’t let him wait for so long, because he feared she would get lost–considering how big the outside world was.
As for Zi Wen, he had definitely repented and was working his way back into Xi Le’s heart. Yet she was too heart-broken. She couldn’t trust him anymore. So he needed to try harder.
Back to the flower shop, Ye Chen and Ping An went to visit the lady boss. Ping An was resigning. They exchanged some more words before the lady boss told Ping An to come back soon or someone would snatch Ye Chen up, lol. Joking aside, the lady boss said she would miss Ping An a lot. After they were gone, Ping An’s father’s friend came again, asking for Ping An. It wasn’t until Ye Chen and Ping An returned (because Ping An had forgotten something) that Ping An finally get to meet the other person. He had called her “Mi Bao” so she was shocked, not recalling him at all. Not yet.