Timeless Love (When Bright Moon Encounter the Dark Clouds) - Chapter 97
Chapter 97: Tan Jiao 13 (4)
“You went through a lot. Sorry about just now.” Wu Yu had finished washing up and arrived beside me. Our gazes met, and my heart jumped a little. “Sorry for what? Eat up.”
We finished the warm food and decided to go out for some fresh air. Since it was almost Chinese New Year, there were not many people in this touristy town. The two of us ended up passing by that restaurant we went to “last time”, and it was still packed. The shop owner was busy waiting tables and taking orders while his pregnant wife sat at the counter receiving payment happily.
Seeing this scene made us realize how real the situation was.
We came to a forestry area beside the town. Stars filled the skies, and the trees were now bare, covered with a layer of white. “Ah Yu. Where were you previously at this time?”
“I was in Tibet last year this time,” Wu Yu replied after thinking a bit.
“Why did you go to Tibet?”
“I heard that place is closest to heaven.”
I did not say anything more.
Flicking his cigarette, he got rid of the ash. “At least, it’s true that the place is calming. It’s also there where I finally came to terms with it. But I seemed to have lost control today.”
He took a glance at me. I smiled briefly and remained silent.
“I want to go to Tibet too,” I said after gazing at the starry night.
I noticed the shadow of a smile on his face.
“Ah Yu. When this is all over. After we’ve saved your sister and mother. Will you bring me to Tiber? I’ve never been there before.”
After a brief silence, he agreed.
As if my eyes were watering up, I felt a great sense of joy. Really. However, I was also worried.
Negative thoughts flooded my mind. Will things really turn out the way we think? When will we be when the time jumping finally ends? Will he still remember me at the end of all this?
Was this why he didn’t want to hold my hand?
Am I the foolish one? Since I’m not bothering to think about our future.
I had never fallen in love before. Yet, my first love, the one where I had fallen head over heels for, had an uncertain future.
While he was sleeping, I gave my parents a call. Holding back my tears, I asked them in a casual manner what I had been doing for the past half-year. Unsurprisingly, mother told me there was nothing special. And as usual, she was still worried about me not getting married.
All of them, even Zhuang Yu, had not noticed anything abnormal. And, I still had no memory of that half-year.
I felt the urge to go and see my parents after that call. But I knew I probably could only stay in this timeline for 15 days. As such, I could only hold back, stay calm, and tell them I would go home soon. Without finding out the truth, we would not know how things would turn out. The choice was obvious; I had to stay with Wu Yu and face this uncertain future together with him.
“Last year at this time…I have no memory of it, actually.” I let out a bitter smile.
“My past has changed.”
Neither of us said anything more. Just like how we were puzzled about our time travelling episodes, we had no idea why a segment of our memory was blank. Perhaps the secret was hidden at the bottom of that lake that we had fallen into. But we would have to wait 15 days before finding out more.
“Look over there.”
I looked in the direction that Wu Yu pointed to and saw Professor Chen’s villa situated in the mountain. Even though snow had covered everything, making it difficult to see the house, the brightly lit house still somewhat stood out from the white background. The house was unlike half a year later, dead and barely lit.
Abruptly, a thought hit me. If we have travelled back half a year, that means…
Wu Yu also had a stern look on his face. “All his family members are still alive. If memory serves me right, the fire will happen two days from now.”