This matter, strictly speaking, was triggered by Lu Bao Ni.
After she was encouraged by Chen Ruo Yu's speech, she went back and struggled with her hesitation for a while, and finally decided to speak her mind.
She called Chen Ruo Yu and said that she will find an opportunity to act in the next few days. She said that even if she may not as lucky as Chen Ruo Yu and finally get what she desired, but she will not ignore her feelings and also not leave any regrets.
Chen Ruo Yu felt somewhat nervous as she spoke, Lu Bao Ni comforted her and said that she herself wanted it to be clear, she has already mentally prepared herself and thought that no matter the result she will tell her.
Three days later, Chen Ruo Yu received a call from Lu Bao Ni. She cried on the phone and said that she had just gone with Zhou Zhe and had already told him. His reaction was to stare blankly and it seemed as if he didn't know how to respond to her. Finally, after a long time, he only said that he has already arranged for his return to C city and that he is moving back soon.
Lu Bao Ni said that she understood Zhou Zhe's meaning, so like that they separated and each returned to their homes, but she couldn't help but call Chen Ruo Yu on the way. She said that although she knew that it would end it such a way, she was very happy that she had finally said it, but even though she was so happy she couldn't help but shed tears.
Chen Ruo Yu was very upset about her experience and she said, "I'm sorry." and felt that if not for her words Lu Bao Ni would not have suffered this. She was crying so sadly but Lu Bao Ni still said, "thank you" to her.
Chen Ruo Yu told Gao Yu Lan about this and asked what she thought. Gao Yu Lan said that this also very good, it is better to say it than to hold onto a fantasy in the heart. She thought that Lu Bao Ni said that she was happy because she finally did something she couldn't dare to do. She was sad because her wish did not come through, she must have also had the fantasy that Zhou Zhe's heart was the same as hers.
Liang Sisi's thoughts on this matter was different, she felt that there was nothing to be sad about. The man said that he has arranged to return to his hometown, but did not say that he did not like the woman. If the woman just wanted to get his love, then maybe she got it, and someone also once liked her, which is as she wished for. If she wants them to be together, then it has only now begun, to solve the difficulty of different places in their love, it is either she goes to C city to strive for them to be together or try to get the man to stay, isn't this alright?
"But maybe Zhou Zhe didn't say that he didn't like her because he just wanted to refuse her tactfully. His personality is the Mr. Nice guy sort."
"Is that girl named Bao Ni certain? Did she ask? Did she ask a clear question? Men sometimes are not as considerate as you both think. He is no longer her colleague, and he will soon leave to another city and will not see each other again. Humph, What tact. This situation where he did not refuse her clearly and let the woman give up, isn't this worse?"
Chen Ruo Yu thought that these two scenarios were plausible, but she did not dare to encourage Lu Bao Ni again, in case, Zhou Zhe did not have this meaning, she did not want Lu Bao Ni to go through more scars and also not cause trouble for Zhou Zhe.
"That's right, you don't have to get involved in this again." Liang Sisi said, "Since they have already reached this point, it is either the end or the beginning, let them be."
So Chen Ruo Yu didn't talk about this matter with Lu Bao Ni again. She later met Zhou Zhe once at the entrance of their complex, she greeted him and exchanged a few words, but did not see that he was any different, they also didn't mention Lu Bao Ni.
During this time, Chen Ruo Yu herself has a lot of things going on. She finally decided to quit her job of selling insurance and went to work with Zhao Xia's distribution company full time as a salesperson of condoms and adult products line. +
Also because it is getting closer to the Spring festival, she needs to make arrangements for her future life after. The development on Zhao Xiao's side is better and the salary is more stable, so if she needs to rent an apartment, her income can support it. +
Although she had great hope in developing a good result with Meng Gu, time flies too fast and she is not sure that she and Meng Gu can be able to cohabit by the time the rent expires. +
She is still not certain. She hoes that she can be more independent, and not attached to him, but imagines that she influences him as much as he can influence her. +
For example, she was afraid that be would be unhappy but try to accommodate her, and also hopes that he would have the same frame of mind as her. Or another example, to make him happy she would make some dishes that he likes but she may not like, so she also hopes that he would have the same tolerance towards her at the time when she buys durian and not put on a stern face. +
Also, there would inevitably be quarrels between them. +
One time they arranged a date to go to the movies and picked a cartoon that Chen Ruo Yu likes. However, Meng Gu at last minute had to work overtime on the day of the date and so was late. Chen Ruo Yu thought that it was okay and did not mind and wanted to go home to rest early. However, Meng Gu insisted on watching, but after a while of watching the movie, he fell asleep, which made Chen Ruo Yu angry. +
She said a few words to him. Since he worked overtime and was too tired, he didn't have to force himself to watch the movie, so that she could not watch properly and made her heart feel uncomfortable. But he was also very unhappy and louder than her, he thought that he was being considerate of her, and so is striving hard to accompany her to watch the movie she wanted to watch, she was not grateful but also complained about it. +
The two parted on bad terms on that day. Meng Gu even said that he would not watch the movie again, and Chen Ruo Yu felt very unhappy. +
Another time, Meng Gu spent a few days working overtime, and he had taken Chen Ruo Yu out for a date. Chen Ruo Yu felt that it was good to just hang around at home, but Meng Gu did not agree. He felt that he been gone for several days and that was why she was being cold to him, therefore, Chen Ruo Yu yielded and went to out with him. Then halfway through eating, he made a big yawn and Chen Ruo Yu thought that he wasn't feeling well and so, in the end, said that she would go back by bus and that Meng Gu should hurry home. Meng Gu felt that what she said was disrespecting him, how can he leave his girlfriend to take the bus and drive home, what face would a man have left? +
For this so-called boring face, if they had known earlier they would not have come out to eat, they were unhappy again. +
Not to mention that Meng Gu does not like to go shopping, if he wants to buy anything, his shopping method is to go straight to the target, and Chen Ruo Yu's style is to make comparisons, looking for discounts and looking for giveaways, their styles are completely incompatible, also he does not like to stroll around while shopping and doesn't like shopping to a certain extent. Finally, since Chen Ruo Yu started to help him to buy clothes and supplies, he even began to give her a list like an old master, and refused her requests to go shopping together, but he would also be fussy and dissatisfied about what she buys when she returns. +
With regards to the shopping, they have stumbled at least three times and argued. +
These little things have made Chen Ruo Yu a bit vigilant. She was worried that their feelings are not deep enough if they move in together too early, she was afraid that these little frictions will increase. These small quarrels make her feel very sad. Instead of this, it is better to develop more slowly, when it is appropriate, both people will adapt and be more tolerant of the other and be able to accommodate each other and comfortably live together. +