End of the auction, Dylan confronts Cun Xi in an advice-giving manner.
In the realm of art, there isn’t a set of criterion. As long as that piece of art is meaningful to you, then it’s unique in its own sense. Have you asked yourself why you bid on Xin Yi’s wish box? Is it really out of a spur of the moment? Or is it out of your true appreciation of it?
If you really want her well, then treat her like your bride from the bottom of your heart. Don’t let her feel that she should pack up and leave any minute; don’t let her countdown the time to leave you every moment of her life.
I’ve never had a family. Do you know how much I wish for a family member as warm as Xin Yi? Cun Xi, you have her right now, cherish it.
Xin Yi walks towards the car by herself and is stopped by Mary who, seizes her last opportunity to put down Xin Yi. “Chen Xin Yi! What if your little worthless box won the auction with 5 million? All of the female guests at the auction are registered as either wives or girlfriends. Only you, you are registered as female companion.Ha Ha Ha! Oh how funny!” “Then is wife good enough for you?”, Cun Xi arrives in time, “I donated a jewelry set and you switched it! You work at a law firm yet you are dishonest. I will tell Douglas and have him fire you.” Ha.
Cun Xi and Xin Yi drive away, Anna gets off the taxi. She encounters Mary who informs her that Cun Xi has just left with Mrs. Ji. “Mrs. Ji?” Anna is bewildered.
Cun Xi drags Xin Yi to the clothing shop to purchase the casual set of clothing Xin Yi fell in love with last time. Puzzled, Xin Yi asks, “But I only have seven months left before I have to leave. I won’t be able to wear it…” “What if, I… want you to stay?” Cun Xi asks.
Having missed Cun Xi at the exhibition, Anna arrives at Cun Xi’s office. Anson who is well reacquainted with the entire story, smoothly suggests for Anna to leave. She insists that it’s alright, she will stay to give Cun Xi a first handed surprise. While talking to Anson, Anna asks about Mrs. Ji. Anson cleverly dogged answering by telling Anna that he doesn’t know But, he suspects Mrs. Ji refers to grandma. Anna is dubious.
In the store, Xin Yi and Cun Xi walk out of the fitting room wearing the matching clothes. They fit perfectly. Of course, it’s Fated right? Cun Xi suggests to take a pictures together so they lean towards each other for the picture. Looking at Xin Yi’s smiling face, he gets an idea. He asks Xin Yi to look close at the side of his face to see if there’s anything on there. She leans close to look while Cun Xi takes a pictures. Hearing the sound of picture taking, Xin Yi turns to look. Cun Xi uses the opportunity to tease Xin Yi for kissing him off guard. Ha camera angles. Cun Xi sends the pictures to his own cell phone, which is sitting quietly on his office desk.
The phone vibrates, Anson reaches out to snatch it but is a second too late. Anna has already gotten it. She opens the text message, a window pops up, prompting her to enter the password.
Cun Xi and Xin Yi return to Cun Xi’s office. Anson comes out to stop Cun Xi from entering but fails. Cun Xi walks in and sees Anna, the smile from his face fades. Xin Yi walks in, and, she sees Anna. In that instant, the past roams around in Xin Yi’s head, she is immobilized in shock. Anna walks towards Cun Xi, Cun Xi turns to glance at an overwhelmed Xin Yi. “Why isn’t your cell phone password no longer my birthday?” Anna questions, but soon lightly dismisses it and hugs Cun Xi, telling him how much she’s missed him. All the while, Cun Xi and Xin Yi are in shock, trying to let reality sink in. Cun Xi turns to observe Xin Yi’s reaction out of worry and guilt. Anna takes notice of Xin Yi for the first time and asks, “Who, is she?” Two pairs of eyes fall on Xin Yi.
“You are…?” “Baby Ji – the dog’s – babysitter. This is Baby Ji’s cloth.” Anna walks towards Xin Yi to take the bag from her, Xin Yi grabs tight onto the bag as if her entire life is in the bag. Finally and reluctantly, she lets it go. Anna puts in a few toys she bought for Baby Ji and asks Xin Yi to bring it to Baby Ji, because she and Cun Xi will spend a romantic night together for his belated birthday celebration. Cun Xi, still dumbstruck, can’t move his gaze from Xin Yi. Xin Yi looks back, helplessly. They look at each other, as if nothing else matters. Images of Cun Xi’s tenderness flashes back and forth.
Finally, Xin Yi breaks the eye contact. “Goodbye”, she says and storms away from the supposed-to-be-together couple.
Watching Xin Yi running away from him further and further, Cun Xi breaks off Anna’s arm and follows after Xin Yi, leaving Anna at loss.
Anson chases after Cun Xi and stops him. He reminds Cun Xi the reason Xin Yi claims to be Baby Ji’s babysitter and tells Cun Xi to go back upstairs to deal with Anna. He will find Xin Yi. “Isn’t Miss Anna the one you love?” Anson reminds Cun Xi. Unable to think, Cun Xi only repeats, “You have to find Chen Xin Yi… You have to find Chen Xin Yi…”
Returning to the office, Cun Xi sternly asks Anna, “Why did you come back all of a sudden?” “Are you not glad that I’m back?” “Glad?! How can I be glad? You leave whenever you want to, you come back whenever you want to. Have you thought about how it feels to be left alone?!” “Cun Xi.. what’s with you?” tear starts to well up in Anna’s eyes. “You chose to stand me up on my birthday. I’m a human, I can be hurt, I can feel that I need to quit. Don’t think just because I don’t say anything about it, I don’t feel it either.” “Cun Xi… on your birthday I…” (got into a fate-determining accident.) “No need to explain! … I’m sorry, no matter what your excuse is this time, I don’t want to forgive you!” Anna sadly leaves, half limping.
“What happened to your leg?” Cun Xi notices. Anna looks at him, says nothing and continues to walk towards the door. “What happened?!” He stops her, and rolls up her pant leg and reveals the wounded leg, still wrapped in bandages. “What happened?” Now tear stream down Anna’s face. “I can’t be the odette anymore…. The day of your birthday, while I was running to catch a plane, I fell from the stairs. I lost the opportunity to perform, I lost the goal I’ve been working towards all my life! All lost…!” A sense of guilt and shame of misunderstanding Anna takes over, Cun Xi embraces Anna.
Anson finds Xin Yi and advises her not to get her hopes up.
Meanwhile Cun Xi takes Anna to the supermarket for grocery shopping, because Anna wants to make Cun Xi a table full of delicious dinner for his belated birthday at Anna’s apartment. But the key is on Baby Ji.
Xin Yi returns home, tears finally wash down her face. She buries her face in the newly bought clothes and cries.
Cun Xi and Anna returns to Cun Xi’s house to take Baby Ji. To not be discovered by Grandma, Cun Xi calls Xin Yi to bring out Baby Ji. He explains to her that he has to take care of Anna for a few days and it’s best that Xin Yi returns to Jiang Mu Island as well in case Grandma gets suspicious. Then he walks away without turning his head. Only Baby Ji turns back to look at Xin Yi unwillingly.
Back in the car, Anna playfully jokes that Baby Ji doesn’t love her as much as he used to. Maybe he likes the babysitter more. Cun Xi replies that after living together for so long, it’s natural to develop feelings for each other. Anna agrees, “But that baby sitter girl, she looks like a very kind person.” “Yes, one of the best I’ve seen…” Cun Xi says thoughtfully, as if talking to himself, as if replying to Anna.
Anna and Cun Xi return to Anna’s apartment for the fantastic dinner, but Xin Yi’s shadow pervades every aspect of their interaction. Cun Xi tenderly takes Anna to the sofa to rest while he bends down to groom Baby Ji. Anna jokingly says, “Come on, I only have injury on my leg, I’m not pregnant, you don’t need to be so careful with me.” As casual as it sounds, the word pregnant is especially piercing to Cun Xi. Later at the dinner table, Anna marvels at the wonderful taste of ginger and intestines. Cun Xi tries it and agrees that it tastes good. Anna is surprised that Cun Xi started to eat ginger – something he used to stay away from, and something Jiang Mu Island is known for.
Xin Yi decides to build the wooden horse for her baby so when she leaves, which is soon, there will be something from her.
The next day Xin Yi leaves to go back to Jiang Mu Island. Before she leaves, she goes to the church to say goodbye to Dylan just in time to hear that Dylan is about to leave for Shanghai. Perfect timing. Don’t you guys think it’s all Fate? xD Dylan encourages Xin Yi to live her own life for her own sake. He says, “Did you remember that one time you wore that chicken costume for Cun Xi? That’s a display of courage. If there is a girl that would do that for me, I would be touched to tears. Let me tell you a secret, if it weren’t for the fact that you have a husband, I would want to ask you out.” (Please do.) Xin Yi reveals that Anna came back. Dylan notices her luggage and deduces that Cun Xi kicked Xin Yi out because Anna came back. He is determined to find Cun Xi. Xin Yi tries to stop him and then her lower abdomen starts to hurt.
Dylan sends Xin Yi to the hospital and calls Grandma. He tells her everything. Xin Yi’s condition has been stabilized. Grandma enters. “Grandma is angry.” “Sorry grandma, I didn’t take care of the baby.” “You not only didn’t take care of the baby, you didn’t take care of yourself either! Cun Xi didn’t treat you right, why didn’t you tell me?!” Grandma bursts into tears. Xin Yi reverses roles and comforts Grandma that it’s all ok. Grandma confirms that Xin Yi loves Cun Xi. She runs out of the hospital, intending to drag Cun Xi back. Xin Yi calls Anson for help.
Cun Xi decides to tell Anna the truth. Before he could start, Grandma rings the door bell, looking for Cun Xi. Xin Yi follows after, trying to prevent Grandma. Cun Xi’s intuition is to blame Xin Yi for leaking out his secret. Grandma yells back at him for Xin Yi. Anna is puzzled.
Xin Yi tries to drag Grandma away. Grandma wouldn’t budge and tells Anna the truth. Now it’s Anna’s term to be shocked witless.
Wife…? Cun Xi you got married?
When you said you could turn to someone else out of loneliness on the phone, it’s true. The Mrs. Ji at the exhibition is her, isn’t it?
Because I suddenly came back, you didn’t know what to do so you lied and said she’s the babysitter for the dog in the office, right?
So I am the outsider here!
The world crashed down on Anna. Poor Anna.
This week’s episode is considerably short and it’s not that exciting for me. I think one of the reasons why I don’t find myself invested in the drama is that there’s a good episode that gets you interested (like the first episode) then they show a bunch of bland episodes. Right when you think you are going to give up watching, boom, they show an exciting episode again. *Shrugs* at least it’s better than most of the Taiwanese dramas currently broadcasting, though not all that much better.