He sits down. Across from him, his companion slides over a plane ticket and a wrapped up camera, urging him to embark on the same trip he went over a year ago.
Everybody flocks to the hospital to see Little Top, including his alleged mother, Amy. The child gets a few gentle scolds here and there but the air of relief is visible in the hospital room.
Amy fumes that the kindergarten teachers weren’t doing their job, their negligence almost cost a child his life. Xiaoqian launches into a series of apologies — Amanda’s call breaks the tension. Wanting some privacy, Amy instructs the adults to leave and waits until everyone has left the room to hand Little Top the phone. Speaking to the receiver, the boy chirps merrily, “Mommy!”
So why would a man so experienced in the art of courtship make a choice as far apart from his sleek image as a pair of SpongeBob underwear? Xia Hejie has his own set of dating philosophy. Hear him out:
“The most exciting thing about receiving presents isn’t the present itself; it’s the moment of anticipation as you rip open the wrapping paper.” Conversely, as a woman unzips that fly and finds the SpongeBob underneath, she will also find the man adorable. Because beneath his rough exterior, is a boyish interior. It’s the balance of good and bad in a man that makes him irresistible.
(Guys out there, take note.)
Every book has a preface, every speech begins with an introduction, and every romantic comedy opens with a coincidence. Well, almost.
To tell this story, we’d have to go back to a month ago, when our novelist, blogger, and TV celebrity extraordinaire Xia Hejie — or as his one-hundred-and-one girlfriends affectionately calls him, Jerry — is at the peak of his glamorous playboy days.
There is no woman that doesn’t desire him (or so he thinks), no TV station that doesn’t want him on its show (yet), and nothing he can’t get around of with his smile and his words. All in all, he’s a classic example of what’s newly defined as the “PS Man” — pompous but not overwrought, bold but not reckless.
Last time we discovered that MaoMao was feeling under the weather for butchering parts of him body in exchange for food (yes you read that right). Jin Tian, who’s got a bucket load of self-loathing, frustration, and guilt to bear himself, was too miserable to take notice. So devastated was this yesterday’s warrior God, that he decided upon poisoning everyone to end their pain. But LongKui saw through the ruse and volunteered to try the poisoned food first.
Finding no reason to keep him here, Guangxi packs and readies himself to leave — that is, until he gets a call from Mucheng, telling him about Xiao Le’s kidnap. Now empowered with an ego-preserving mission to stay, Guangxi drops his traveling plan and rushes to Mucheng’s side.