Chapter 983 - I Liked You Early
Of course, there was no second answer to this question.
He raised his arms and wrapped his arms around her soft waist. His chin was pressed against the top of her hair. His chest shook as if he was laughing.
He Xiaochen tilted her head and leaned against his shoulder to peek at him. Her round almond-shaped eyes were filled with embarrassment and nervousness.
There was a smile in his voice. In the next second, he suddenly came closer, so close that she could feel his breath, “Now, you can receive your award.”
When Shen Li returned home, she received a call from He Xiaochen. The call started with a burst of suppressed screams.
She moved the phone a little further away and turned on the computer at the same time.
“I’ve finally gotten rid of my single status! Ahhh! Ahhh!”
He Xiaochen’s voice was still filled with excitement.
Shen Li laughed.
“Congratulations. But shouldn’t Ren Qian be the one to say this?”
After all, he had chased after her for so long.
He had been really patient and really liked her.
He Xiaochen immediately puffed out her small chest.
“Who said that? I’m the one who chased him this time! I’m… really… brave!”
Shen Li raised her eyebrows.
She was quite proud of herself…
She had clearly been chased by someone, yet in the end, she had been the one who had spoken first. She was even very proud and happy about it… and there were not many.
Shen Li silently sighed once again. The combat strength of these two people was really not on the same level.
However, as long as she was happy, it was fine.
At the moment, this was still at the top of He Xiaochen’s mind. She was so excited that she could not stop talking about it. She practically recounted everything exciting that had happened earlier to Shen Li.
“In any case, it takes time to achieve something. In the end, I managed to get a boyfriend!”
When Shen Li heard that she was happy, she also laughed.
“Oh? Then what happened after that? You’re finally eligible to receive the award, right?”
He Xiaochen was holding her phone, but when she heard that, she suddenly stopped talking. Her entire face turned red and she subconsciously touched her lips. It seemed that there was still a slightly cool and soft touch left on her lips.
After a while, she finally murmured,”Um… this… yes, yes…”
How was she going to tell Ah Li that she had already received a “prize”?
Listening to her stammering on the other end of the phone, Shen Li could probably guess what was going on. Her fingers tapped on the keyboard a few times, and she comforted her with a smile.
“Well, that’s good. Otherwise, it would be a pity to not receive such a big prize.”
He Xiaochen did not know why, but when she heard this, she felt that Shen Li had completely seen through her.
Her face was as red as a tomato, and her ears were still burning.
“Anyway… anyway, Sister Carp’s prize is super awesome! I’ll be her die-hard fan in the future! But speaking of which, Ah Li No.1 is still the best! Ah Li, you don’t know how many times Ah Li No. 1 has won the prize now! I admit that I’m not good enough to compete with those lucky draws. I didn’t expect that Ah Li No. 1 would still win even though I finally won the lucky draw!”
Shen Li’s eyelids twitched when she heard her mention “Sister Carp”. She was even more speechless when she heard her mention “Ah Li No. 1”.
After a long while, she finally said, “Luck is something that can’t be said for sure…”
It could only be said for certain.
“That’s true! It can only be said that this person really has good luck at winning the lottery! Ah Li, you don’t know. Many girls have said that if all of Ah Li No. 1’s winning prizes were to be put together, it would definitely be a spectacular sight!”
He Xiaochen clicked her tongue, full of envy.
“If only there was a chance to visit Ah Li No. 1’s home!”
Shen Li remained quiet.
Then, she changed the topic.
“Yeah, not only will you be able to watch the concert this time, but you’ll also have a boyfriend. That’s fine. Otherwise, I don’t know when you’ll be able to lose that single status again.”
He Xiaochen let out a soft “Ah”.
Of course, she understood what Shen Li meant. A long time had indeed passed since Ren Qian had first confessed his feelings to her.
She blinked and whispered, “I wasn’t… I wasn’t sure if I liked him too…”
She was a one-track-minded person and she valued it. Before Ren Qian had officially confessed his feelings to her, she really had not thought about it at all.
As a result, after she heard it, she had been stunned.
Ren Qian knew her too well, so he had not pressed her for an answer. He had continued to be friends with her as before.
Later on, he had volunteered to go to university when she had gotten grades. Later on, when she became sick, he had brought her food. When she was sad, he had accompanied her.
How could she not have felt it?
Moreover, she was always very keen on chasing after celebrities and was an extremely passionate person. She could always be reasonable when analyzing other people’s feelings. However, she had always been single so in reality, other than theoretical knowledge, she had no experience at all.
Eventually, she had slowly realized that she had already fallen in love with this person.
In fact, she had already been thinking about this matter from the beginning. However, she had been too timid and too cowardly.
Unexpectedly, she had waited for this opportunity, and it had taken her a long time to act on it.
This was very fair to both her and Ren Qian.
“Speaking of which, Ah Li, Second Brother also chased after you for a long time!”
Lu Huaiyu had been by Shen Li’s side ever since their third year of high school had started.
She had not thought so at the time, but now that she thought about it, he had clearly been chasing after her since then!
However, it was just that he had not said it out loud.
Of course, even though he had not said it out loud, his intentions were clear as day.
As He Xiaochen said this, she suddenly felt that she was not the only person in this world who was slow to love.
“Ah Li, you didn’t seem to realize this at that time either!”
Shen Li’s fingers paused slightly.
“Actually, I’m really a little curious. Ah Li, when did you realize that you liked Second Brother?”
He Xiaochen had always wanted to ask this question.
“It can’t only have been the day he officially confessed his feelings to you, right?”
She only knew that Lu Huaiyu had confessed to her the day before Shen Li’s eighteenth birthday, and then the two of them had gotten together after.
However, she had never asked when Shen Li had fallen in love with him.
He Xiaochen touched her face.
“Did you slowly discover it the way I did?”
Actually, Shen Li rarely talked about her relationship with Lu Huaiyu. He Xiaochen was feeling emotional today, which was why she had casually asked.
After a moment, Shen Li said, “No.”
He Xiaochen was stunned. “Huh?”
Shen Li looked at the glass candy jar on the table. After a while, she said, “I suddenly realized it one day.”
He Xiaochen was immediately interested.
“Really? When was that?”
Shen Li thought for a while.
“It was quite early on.”
He Xiaochen croaked.
“How early? How early was it?!”
The corners of Shen Li’s lips curved slightly.
“In any case, it was earlier than you.”
He Xiaochen thought, ‘Oh.’
In the end, He Xiaochen had not gotten the answer she wanted for this inquiry. Reluctantly, she hung up the phone.
Shen Li put her phone down and sat quietly for a while.
Actually, Lu Huaiyu had also asked this question before. He asked her when it had started, but she had not said.
It had been very early.
That day was earlier than all the dates stored in the glass sugar jar.