It had been two days since Ah Hai had left Shi Ai's hospital room to go somewhere.Initially when Shi Ai had woken up and realized that her Knight was not around she had been a bit panicked.Only after Zhang Min had assured her that he had promised him to come back,had she been able to sit back.However,today the doctor had already told them that Shi Ai could be discharged tomorrow and there was no hair or hide of Long Ah Hai.Shi Ai was no allowed to speak a little and her voice had come out a little screech.However her question had been,"Has he called yet?Zhang Min could see the despair in Shi Ai's eyes and cursed the man for being heartless.
Shi Ai had been in pain ever since she woke up two days ago.And she wasn't considering the physical pain but the one where her heart was hurting.He wouldn't leave without a goodbye,would he?
Over the last few years,she had grown up not just physically but also emotionally and mentally.She understood that unlike her,he had not fallen in love at first sight (though it was a good thing else she would have labelled him a pervert she had also come to accept that he had given her the promise and the ring out of pity .At times when she thought rationally, she would think that she even met him again,she would return the ring to him and tell him to give it to the girl he would fall in love with.But in the deepest recesses of her mind,she hoped that he would give it to her.
She would dream of being a successful and sophisticated painter when she met him again so that he would fall in love with her at first sight.But they had all been girlish dreams.And whenever the brainy side of her had tried to wake her up to the realities of life,she had buried her head in the sand like an ostrich.
At times,she had even been angry at Ah Hai for not staying in touch with her She had been a little girl with no money or even a way to find him.Even if he had promised her out of pity,he could've visited her..
Only when she had opened her eyes after the drug incident,did she realize that she was still in love with him.He had changed so much physically.Gone in the three years was the man who was muscly and rarely smiled.This man looked as if he never smiled.The scar on his face stood testament to the fact that he must have gained a lot more scars internally and the eyes that had once reflected kindness were now blank.As if there was no emotion in his world.
But the little time she had to observe him,Shi Ai had checked her own feelings and come to the realization that she still felt the same way for Ah Hai that she had felt a few years ago.Only more intensified.
As a child,she had only seen his looks and the kindness he had shown her.As a young girl,she had seen the closed off way he looked at the world.The cold and dark aura that surrounded him like a second skin.As a child,she had wanted him to be her Hero and be hers but as a young girl,she wanted to give him joy and bring back life and laughter in those cold and dead eyes.Her hand automatically went to the ring that was always around her neck but suddenly her hand only came across bare skin and the smll bandage that covered the wound around her neck!
Shocked to find that her necklace was missing,Shi Ai shot up in bed and started to frantically look around on the bed..But there was no ring or the necklace that held it.She tried to remember if she had been wearing it when she woke up in the hospital but she had no idea.She could ask Zhang Min when he came back.He had gone to understand he doctor's instructions for her care.This thought brought a little calmness to Shi Ai as she tried to console herself that maybe her brother had it.She could even ask the nurse if the hospital had the necklace by any chance.But Shi Ai had a bad feeling...what if she did not get the ring back just like what if Ah Hai did not come back..