江河有时尽 (Jiang He You Shi Jin)

No of Episodes : 19

Author :丁墨 (Ding Mo)

Female Voice: 银迪 (Yin Di)

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Comment: 

This is the last short story by Ding Mo I could find in Ximalaya.  The rest is either not complete or stopped halfway.  I like this love story.  Short and Sweet.

Summary:

FL (Chen Wan) went back to her hometown for a short holiday.  FL stopped by the dock and saw Ming Dan (ML)  and his boat.  ML is a local fisherman.  FL heard that ML often brings in good catches, but he only sells to his schoolmate’s restaurant.

FL asked ML whether he would sell her a fish to bring home.  ML declined.  FL offered to pay double to buy the fish.  ML agreed.

The next day, FL went to work in an internet café.  ML was there playing video games with his cousin, Ming Rui.  Ming Rui said FL looks like a loose woman because of the tattoo on her wrist.  ML scolded Ming Rui for being bias and commented that FL is a decent girl.  When FL was about to leave, a group of hooligans tried to stop her.  ML walked towards FL and all the hooligans apologised and left.  ML put his hand on FL’s shoulder and left with her.  FL did not push ML away but kissed him.

ML got a shock and asked FL, what she was doing.  FL asked ML why was he walking with her towards his boat.  FL laughed, teased and told ML her name.

The next day, FL found ML waiting for her.  FL started to spend time with ML each day.  The day before the end of her holiday, ML told FL, he needed to attend his cousin’s wedding in another town.  FL told ML, she will leave the next day.  FL said her farewell and went home.  At midnight, FL received a text message from ML.  FL ran out from her house.  It was raining.  FL was thoroughly wet when she got to ML’s boat.

ML and FL made love that night.  The next morning, FL called her office to extend her leave for 3 more days.  When FL got home, FL got a scolding from her mother.  FL’s mother said it was embarrassing knowing her daughter who went to an elite university will end up with a fisherman.  FL ignored her mother and continued on with ML.  FL indirectly asked ML, his future plan.  ML said he has no interest to work in the big city, and he will continue with his fisherman’s life.  ML said he likes his current lifestyle.

FL went back to work in Beijing.  FL knew the long distance relationship would not last.  ML asked his friends to look after his boat.  ML said he is going to Beijing to bring FL home for the Chinese New Year holiday.  ML received a text message from FL.  FL asked to break up.

FL did not go back to her hometown for the holiday.  FL’s boss invited her to his house for dinner. FL’s boss asked FL become his mistress.  When FL got home, she called ML.  FL called a few times before it got answered.   FL cried and said she was thankful that she met ML.  FL ended the call.  ML told his friends to sell his boat.  ML said he is going to Beijing.

Half year later…

FL changed her job.  FL worked very hard.  FL tried to find out news about ML through her old classmates.  FL went home for holiday in October.  FL went to her old school and saw an old photo of ML in a group.  FL cried non-stop.  This is the first time she cried after her break-up with ML. FL could not find ML’s boat at the dock and his mobile phone number no longer working.

FL returned to the city.   A new year came but FL did not go back to her hometown.  Her colleague suggested that they tried a new restaurant near the office.  FL finds the name of the restaurant and the owner familiar.  FL’s colleagues said the owner who they saw before was a young and handsome man.  The owner went to every table to greet them happy new year and when the owner saw FL, the owner left quickly.  Suddenly, ML walked out from a room.  ML went to FL’s table to greet FL and her colleagues happy new year.  ML left afterwards.  FL stunned when she saw ML.  After FL’s colleagues left, FL waited outside the restaurant for a long time before she went back to the restaurant again.   FL walked into the inner room to see ML.

FL asked ML why he is in Beijing.  ML said why can’t he comes to Beijing.  FL asked ML about his girlfriend.  FL heard from her classmate that ML left with his girlfriend to Beijing.  ML did not answer FL.  ML asked FL about her boyfriend.  FL said she never has a boyfriend.  ML said he was waiting for his business to get stable before he goes to look for her.  But FL came first.

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