At almost eleven o’clock at night and Xue Jiayue was still sitting in the living room, holding her phone in her hand, staring at the list of friends in the game interface, the avatar of “Kill the World” was still gray and had not lit up all night.
She exited the game interface and clicked on WeChat and went to find Song Yikun’s chat records that have only two short sentences.
The first sentence was sent by Xue Jiayue to Song Yikun, asking him if he would play games at night. The next sentence was a reply from Song Yikun after almost half an hour which was only two short words and there was news since then.
Just looking at those two words, she knew he was very busy. Otherwise, he wouldn’t reply to her only after half an hour later, moreover, it only contains two words. He didn’t even say when he would play the game and no follow-up reply after.
Originally Xue Jiayue was quite happy after receiving a reply from Song Yikun and thinking that he would soon play the game she went ahead and logged in the game first to wait for him. And even if there were some players who invited her to play one round, she did not accept them and just patiently waited for Song Yikun to log in.
She waited and waited until she didn’t even notice that it was almost late at night but Song Yikun’s “kill the world” didn’t go online. She wanted to give up several times. She had quit the game but then thought that in case he went online again the next minute she logs out? With this thinking she couldn’t help but login into the game again, open the friends’ list and look at the avatar of “kill the world” in a daze.
Xu Yanwen hurried home opened the door and walked into the house when he saw Xue Jiayue still sitting on the sofa with her head lowered as she stared at her mobile phone.
“Why are you still awake so late?”
Xu Yanwen frowned slightly, changed his shoes at the door, and walked over to Xue Jiayue, he reached out and rubbed the top of her hair and said,
“Didn’t I tell you to go to bed early and not wait for me?”
Xue Jiayue’s hand holding the phone tightened, how was she going to tell him that she didn’t sleep to wait for him, but to wait for someone else ……
Xu Yanwen misunderstood Xue Jiayue of not going to bed early to wait for him to go home. With this misunderstanding, he couldn’t help recalling the time when Xue Jiayue and him just got married. He worked overtime and came back late, Xue Jiayue waited for him alone in the cold room.
Once he worked overtime until the early hours of the morning before he could come home, when he opened the door into the house, he saw a person lying on the sofa in the living room. Xue Jiayue had fallen asleep on the sofa as she waited for him.
At that time, he lightened his footsteps and walked to the sofa, half squatted down, lowered his eyes, and looked at Xue Jiayue, who was sleeping heavily, and her small palm-sized face was full of disappointment.
However, at that time, he did not yet know his own heart and felt that she was calculative with him, that she was only bent on marrying him for his money and did not really love him.
He felt that what she did was completely pretentious, and just trying to soften his heart with false affection. And thinking that he was such a big person, how could he not understand her mind?
Moreover, he also knows the true thoughts of her heart so it would be strange if he be deceived by her. With this in his mind, he did not accept her love at all. Even if she did a lot of things for him, he did not take it to heart and let her down and sad time and time again.
Now that he thinks about it, he feels that he was really stupid, stupid, and hopeless. Jiayue grew up with him, how could he not know her true character?
If Jiayue really didn’t like him at all, how could she let herself marry him? If it’s really for money, then after she married him, why didn’t she ask him for any money just like how much money Zhou Chenguang’s fiancée asked for!
Except for the friends she made that made him worry, she has always been fine. And since she stopped interacting with Zhang Renyan, he could see changes in her, the previously small problems that were not good in the past have also been changed.
In fact, the changes were so conspicuous that he thought she was a different person, but her face was still the same so he thought that maybe he had ignored her for too long that he didn’t notice these changes in her as time passes.
Now calmly looking back at all the things that happened between the two people in the past, Xu Yanwen found that he had really done too badly in the past. After so many grievances, Jiayue was willing to treat him as before. If it were him, he might not be able to do as well as Jiayue.
Xu Yanwen reflected on himself, raised his hand, and rubbed Jiayue’s hair.
“Don’t wait for me so late in the future. If I work overtime, you’ll go to bed early. Sleeping late is bad for your health. See, your eyes are red and bloodshot.”
Xue Jiayue does not know what to say, Xu Yanwen has completely misunderstood her. And he already said so much, she was embarrassed to tell him that she was not waiting for him and the reason she has bloodshot eyes was because she had been staring at her phone.
If she told the truth, Xu Yanwen may be tempted to strangle her. Xue Jiayue, who had a strong desire to live, finally chose not to tell the truth, rolled her eyes, and said.
“Not exactly waiting for you, I’m actually thinking about a problem.”
“What’s the problem?”
Hearing, what Xue Jiayue said made Xu Yanwen a little interested. If she was thinking of this problem the whole night maybe it was a big problem. He thought that he should be able to help her answer it with his own ability.
Xue Jiayue has indeed been thinking of a problem the whole night, this has been bugging her but she doesn’t have anyone she could confine this problem with. But now that Xu Yanwen had offered himself, she thought about it and asked.
“In this world, are there two identical people? The same looks, the same experience, and even the same personalities?”
After meeting Song Yikun this noon, Xue Jiayue was thinking about this matter. Song Yikun and her brother look too much alike, not only do they look the same, they even have similar experiences. They also have the same cheerful and good-natured character, besides the difference in names, time, and space Xue Jiayue really feels the same atmosphere coming from these two different people that’s why she has such doubts.
“In this world, there should be no two people who are exactly the same, even twins who are very similar have many differences in many other places.”
Xu Yanwen thought for a moment and answered Xue Jiayue.
“Then in two different times and spaces, will there be two identical people?” Xue Jiayue asked again in a hurry.
“That’s even less likely to be the case.”
Xu Yanwen explained to Xue Jiayue.
“Since it is not the same time and space, that means everything has changed, even if there are people who look exactly the same, how they think, life experience and living environment they all have changed so they are also different people and is impossible to be the same.”
Xue Jiayue couldn’t help but feel a surge of regret, so Song Yikun was not her brother?
Although he understood that what Xu Yanwen said was right, Xue Jiayue was still a little unwilling. She couldn’t help but said again.
“Then what if there is a person who crossed over a story in a book from this time and space to another time and space, is he still him?”
Xu Yanwen raised his hand and gently loosened the tie at the bottom of his neck, thinking in his mind that the issue Xue Jiayue discussed with him today seemed to be beyond reality, but it was interesting to see how serious she looked.
In order to solve Xue Jiayue’s doubts, Xu Yanwen analyzed with her.
“The whole person crossing inside a book is impossible itself. But if traveled from time and space to another, physically speaking he was already someone else and not the original one.”
“What if he had the original memory and experience?” Xue Jiayue asked again.
“I don’t think it’s the original him either.”
Xu Yanwen gave Xue Jiayue an analogy.
“It’s like there won’t be two leaves that look the same in this world, and the same goes for people, even if he travels with his memories and experiences, but the time shift, everything around him has changed, and he has changed with it. Technically speaking, a person is not the same tomorrow as today, let alone a change as big as time travel, that’s even more different.”
After getting this answer, it would be a lie to say that Xue Jiayue was not lost. She originally wanted to deceive and tell herself that Song Yikun could be her brother, she herself had crossed into the book, then most like he also cross over, only since she does not have the same face from the original world, he has not recognized her.
However, according to Xu Yanwen’s explanation, they were not the original ones at all. Not to mention they were not the same person as a whole, so even if Song Yikun has crossed over like her it was the soul crossing, and not the original person.
And there was a possibility that Song Yikun was not at all what she thought, maybe he was really born and raised here.
Thinking about this, Xue Jiayue’s mood inevitably became even more depressed.
Xu Yanwen saw the change in her mood and wondered how she could suddenly ask such a question, and after listening to his explanation she became sad all of a sudden and asked with concern.
“How can you think of asking this?”
Xue Jiayue couldn’t tell him about her experience, so she had to find a way to prevaricate
“I just suddenly thought of it so I ask.”
“Are you thinking about a new design?”
Xu Yanwen didn’t know what Xue Jiayue was thinking but took the initiative to find an explanation for her.
Xue Jiayue felt a little embarrassed to hide the truth from him and did not dare to look him in the eye, as she said.
“Yes, I’ve been thinking about it for a long time, thank you for your answer.”
“Well, in the future, if you have any questions, you can ask me, as long as I can answer all will tell you.”
Xu Yanwen didn’t think much about it and took the initiative to say that he was also willing to solve problems for Xue Jiayue in the future.
This made Xue Jiayue even more embarrassed and quickly said.
“It’s too late, I’m going to bed.”
“Okay, good night.”
Looking at Xue Jiayue’s back as she left with quick steps, Xu Yanwen said softly behind her.
Walking to the door of the room, when Xue Jiayue pushed the door in and didn’t forget to reply to Xu Yanwen.
Xu Yanwen stayed standing in place and watched as she gently closed the door behind her.
Xue Jiayue entered the room, leaned her back on the door, thinking of his brother, and could not help but feel sad, if he was still alive how good it would be.
She really wished that Song Yikun was her brother.
Sliding open the phone screen, Xue Jiayue again logged into the game, “kill the world” was still not online, looking at the gray avatar, Xue Jiayue was disappointed and quit the game, and then clicked open WeChat, Song Yikun still has no new messages sent over.
It was already so late, but Xue Jiayue still reassured herself that maybe Song Yikun was really busy and couldn’t find a time that’s why he didn’t send her a message and didn’t get on the game.
Turning off the phone, Xue Jiayue went to the washroom to wash up, and after washing up she laid down on the bed to sleep.
Until she went to sleep, Xue Jiayue was still thinking if Song Yikun logs in to the game.
In daze, Xue Jiayue seemed to hear someone calling her, the voice was so nice and gentle as it reached her ears, making people feel like their ears were about to get pregnant.
“Jiayue, Jiayue, get up and play the game.”
A nice magnetic voice finally woke Xue Jiayue up. She opened her sleepy eyes and saw a man standing by her bed with a smile on his handsome face.
To that familiar face, Xue Jiayue was in a momentary trance, as if she saw her brother Song Yikun. This difference made her stunned for a moment and made her not dare to speak, her voice stuck in her throat, for fear that was wrong again.
“Guess who I am?”
As if he saw her hesitation, the man standing by the bed asked seductively.
In the dream, Xue Jiayue opened her mouth and clearly wanted to call her brother, but her voice was stuck in her throat. She just couldn’t shout out. She was so anxious that she wanted to scratch herself. As sweat came out on her forehead her eyes were wide open and tried to grasp forward with her hands and wanted to rush into the arms of the opposite party.
She finally screamed with all her strength, and she lunged forward, and at that very moment, a pair of strong arms caught her and held her firmly in a warm embrace.