No of Episodes: 28
Author: 闲人有闲 (Xian Ren You Xian)
Multiple Voices: 姜猫等 (Jiang Mao Deng + others)
I often read story where the ML meet his old flame and both still love each other and get back together. It reminded me of 温暖的弦（Wen Nuan De Xian) or 路从今夜白(Lu Cong Jin Ye Bai) – The Road Turns White Tonight . This story is different. ML loves his ex-girlfriend and hated her for leaving him. After he found out the truth about his ex-girlfriend, he did not get back with his ex-girlfriend because he has already fallen in love with his wife.
The producer did not include a side story about Zhou Xiao Nian and ML after FL broke up with ML. Zhou Xiao Nian tried to seduce ML but failed.
FL (Xu Yi Nong) fell in love with ML (Chen Jun Nuo) when she was 19 years old and ML was 27 years old. ML married FL on rebound. ML’s parents passed away and his long-time girlfriend left him. ML was under tremendous stress to save his father’s company from bankruptcy.
5 years later…
FL took an internship in the TV station as a newscaster. FL got good reviews for her performance. FL and ML kept their marriage a secret. FL knows ML still loves his ex-lover and not confident that her marriage will last. FL often felt bullied by ML. Whenever she loses in her argument with ML, she will ask for a divorce. ML will then tell FL that he does not believe in divorce and only death will keep them apart.
ML’s Secretary, Linda looked down on FL. Linda thought FL was just a casual fling of ML. Even though Linda is capable, but when ML saw how Linda treated FL, he transferred Linda to another department.
FL signed on a group tour to Jiu Zhai Gou during her school holiday. When FL heard that ML is going on a business trip to Hong Kong with Linda, she changed her group tour to Hong Kong instead. FL tried to dig information out of Jiang Ping (ML’s Assistant) where ML stays, but failed. FL coincidentally saw ML with Linda at Ritz Carlton hotel and got jealous. FL purposely checked into a suite. ML received an expense notification from the bank. ML gave FL a credit card, and she has never used it. ML smiled and checked out from his room. ML could not find FL in her room. ML checked the social media and saw FL drinking alone in the lounge. ML went to see FL. FL drunk. ML wanted to leave, but FL refused. A man tried to stop ML. FL suddenly burst out that ML is cheating on her with his Secretary. ML explained to the man, and the man left. FL asked ML whether he is serious to go to her room, because once he is in, he is not allowed to leave. ML remembered 4 years ago, he asked the same question to FL.
ML told FL’s room-mate, FL is staying with him. FL’s room-mate told everyone in school. Rumour started to fly everywhere. ML brought FL to dinner with Shen Jia Qian, a TV host in Hong Kong. ML introduced FL as his wife to Shen Jia Qian. During dinner, Shen Jia Qian mentioned her good friend, Zhou Xiao Nian will come back to China very soon to take up a new job with the local TV station.
Their peaceful life got interrupted after Zhou Xiao Nian returned to China. Both ML and FL felt uncomfortable when they saw Zhou Xiao Nian. ML angry that Zhou Xiao Nian left him during his most difficult period without saying anything. FL felt guilty because she knew why Zhou Xiao Nian left ML, but she has no guts to tell him.
Shen Jia Qian brought Zhou Xiao Nian to a meeting with ML. Shen Jia Qian invited ML to join them for dinner. ML declined. ML purposely brought FL to dine in the same restaurant. FL pretended everything was alright even though, it was not. ML saw FL was uneasy. ML realised he has taken FL for granted, from the start, and appreciated that FL stayed on with him. ML insisted on leaving the restaurant. ML opened his car booth. FL saw lots of roses. ML took out a ring and told FL nothing will change with Zhou Xiao Nian’s return. ML confessed his love to FL.
Zhou Xiao Nian got drunk in a pub. ML received an unknown call claiming his wife got drunk in the pub. When ML got there, he saw Zhou Xiao Nian and not FL. ML questioned the pub staff. The staff said his number listed as “husband” in Zhou Xiao Nian’s handphone. ML did not know where Zhou Xiao Nian stays, so, he sent her to a hotel. Zhou Xiao Nian vomited on ML’s shirt. FL called ML’s handphone but answered by Zhou Xiao Nian. When ML realised that it would cause a misunderstanding with FL, he immediately rushed home in the hotel robe and slippers. ML saw FL crying on the bed. ML consoled FL and told her, he did not cheat on her, and he has been loyal since they got married. FL and ML make up.
ML brought FL to holiday in Hainan Island. Their relationship got closer. FL realised the changes in ML. When ML thought FL drowned, ML jumped into the sea to save FL. FL was not swimming but went to buy ice-cream instead. ML almost died of drowning. FL cried non-stop when she thought ML could die. Both pledged to stay together till old age.
FL has a male admirer in school called Wu Tian. Wu Tian and FL are classmates. Wu Tian got disappointed when he did not see FL at the Jiu Zhai Gou tour. He later saw on Weibo all the rumours about FL and ML. FL told Wu Tian, she is ML’s wife.
Zhou Xiao Nian jealous when she saw ML and FL. Zhou Xiao Nian purposely asked FL transferred to her department. Zhou Xiao Nian became FL’s superior. Zhou Xiao Nian asked FL about her marriage. FL told Zhou Xiao Nian that ML kept their marriage a secret to protect her and they will have a wedding ceremony after she graduated.
Zhou Xiao Nian invited all her staff to dinner. FL got pressured to drink and drunk. ML called FL’s hand phone but answered by Zhou Xiao Nian. ML went to bring FL’s home. Everyone shock when they saw ML. FL was apologising to ML in her drunken stupor. ML thought Zhou Xiao Nian bullied FL. ML asked to meet Zhou Xiao Nian privately. Zhou Xiao Nian suggested they meet in a restaurant they often went when they were dating. ML and Zhou Xiao Nian argued. Zhou Xiao Nian claimed that she picked FL because of FL’s potential and not for personal reason.
ML suggested FL to quit her internship job. FL refused, claiming that she could learn from Zhou Xiao Nian. FL went on an out-station assignment with Zhou Xiao Nian. They shared a hotel room. Zhou Xiao Nian confronted FL for not telling ML the truth. FL explained that she only knew about Zhou Xiao Nian’s relationship with ML after she married ML one year later. FL said she loves ML as much as Zhou Xiao Nian loves ML. FL told Zhou Xiao Nian how much she endured to earn ML’s love. ML lost lots of weight and under tremendous pressure to save his father’s company. At the start, ML often called out Zhou Xiao Nian’s name in his dream and during sex. FL was only 19 years old at that time. FL could not help ML in his business, and all she could do is to warm ML’s heart with her companionship and body. FL got upset after the confrontation and took another room for her own.
FL and Zhou Xiao Nian got stuck in a mass traffic jam. The weather was freezing. FL passed her winter coat to Zhou Xiao Nian when she noticed Zhou Xiao Nian has menstrual pain. When ML heard that FL got stuck in the highway, he went to FL. ML used another road to get to FL. Once again, Zhou Xiao Nian saw how ML treated FL and felt extremely jealous towards FL. FL got sick after they got home.
FL went to ML’s company annual dinner as his partner. Everyone laughed at FL’s dressing and hairstyle. FL realised she got prank by her colleague directed by Zhou Xiao Nian. FL regretted that she did not listen to ML’s suggestion on her dressing. FL changed her hairstyle and dressing in the toilet. Her outlook totally changed from a teenager to a seductive woman. ML told Jiang Ping, FL needs to grow up on her own. He cannot protect FL forever. ML introduced FL as his wife to all his staff.
Hu Jia Sheng return to China. Hu Jia Sheng was Zhou Xiao Nian’s treating doctor. 4 years ago, Hu Jia Sheng was in USA doing a research and found Zhou Xiao Nian’s medical condition matches the candidate he was looking for. Hu Jia Sheng persuaded Zhou Xiao Nian to undergo an experimental surgery but rejected by Zhou Xiao Nian. Zhou Xiao Nian wanted to stay with her boyfriend. Zhou Xiao Nian changed her mind after Hu Jia Sheng’s father (Hu Bin) approached her. Zhou Xiao Nian agreed on the condition that Hu Bin invested in ML’s company. It was an extremely dangerous surgery, and there is a high percentage that Zhou Xiao Nian might not recover. Zhou Xiao Nian persevered on. It was a miracle that Zhou Xiao Nian fully recovered.
Zhou Xiao Nian told Hu Jia Sheng, ML already married. Zhou Xiao Nian did not want to break up ML’s marriage. Hu Jia Sheng suggested to Zhou Xiao Nian to tell ML the truth.
Hu Bin invited ML for dinner. ML asked FL to go with him. FL could not go due to last-minute assignment. ML surprised to see Zhou Xiao Nian during dinner. Hu Bin told ML the truth. ML felt awful that he misunderstood Zhou Xiao Nian. ML did not go home after dinner. ML went to the beach house that was once his love nest with Zhou Xiao Nian. ML has not been there ever since Zhou Xiao Nian left. FL called ML. ML did not answer at first. FL told ML, she left her house key in the office. ML lied that he was busy with work and suggested FL to stay in the hotel for one night. After that, he switched off his phone. FL received a call from Jiang Ping looking for ML.
FL did not sleep that night. When FL got to the TV station, she got reprimanded for her news reporting the night before. FL still could not get hold of ML. ML took a flight to Beijing to meet with Hu Jia Sheng to find out Zhou Xiao Nian’s medical condition. ML offered to buy back Hu Bin’s share in his company. Zhou Xiao Nian told FL about dinner the night before and said she has cleared her misunderstanding with ML.
FL felt extremely insecure. FL bought a flight ticket to Beijing. Her flight got stranded in Tianjin. FL took a cab from Tianjin to Beijing. ML called FL. FL did not answer. When ML and FL finally gets to talk, FL was crying and saying she is on her way to see him in Beijing. ML waited at the hotel lobby for FL. During that one hour wait, ML realised it was not easy to wait for someone and wondered how many times in the past, FL waited for him. FL’s taxi caught in a traffic jam. FL got down from the taxi and ran to the hotel. ML saw a disheveled FL crying and asking him not to leave her. FL got high fever after that. ML felt awful and realised that he did not treasure what he has.
Hu Jia Sheng told Zhou Xiao Nian that ML went to see him and his father. ML wants to compensate Zhou Xiao Nian with money. Zhou Xiao Nian did not want money but ML.
Wu Tian accused his Professor stole his creation. FL agreed to become a witness in Wu Tian’s case. ML jealous when he saw FL met up with Wu Tian.
Zhou Xiao Nian got injured during an interview. The man who injured Zhou Xiao Nian could be an Aids patient and there were chances that Zhou Xiao Nian might get infected. FL told ML. ML visits Zhou Xiao Nian. They talked about the past. ML told Zhou Xian Nian after she left, he no longer believes in love. It did not matter who he marries. He married FL on rebound and coincidentally it was on the day that ML supposed to marry Zhou Xiao Nian. Zhou Xiao Nian asked about the beach house. ML said he went there recently. Zhou Xiao Nian asked ML to get back together. Zhou Xiao Nian asked ML whether he could continue in a loveless marriage. ML did not answer Zhou Xiao Nian.
ML called FL. FL did not answer. ML called Wu Tian. After a while Wu Tian called back and said that FL is on the way home. ML scolded FL for not picking his call. FL lied that she did not hear. ML questioned FL further. FL got angry and said all these years, she always answer ML’s call but ML often ignored her calls. ML got a call from the hospital about Zhou Xiao Nian. FL pleaded ML not to go. ML told FL, he has to go because he owed Zhou Xiao Nian. ML told FL what Zhou Xiao Nian did for him.
FL did not see ML for a few days. FL got a call from ML asking her to join him for dinner with Zhou Xiao Nian and Shen Jia Qian. FL rejected but ignored by ML. During dinner, FL felt like an outsider. FL gave an excuse to go to the bathroom. FL sat outside for a breather. Shen Jia Qian came out. FL criticised Shen Jia Qian helping Zhou Xiao Nian to break up her marriage. Shen Jia Qian said FL was the third party in Zhou Xiao Nian’s relationship with ML. Shen Jia Qian said ML was not in love with FL otherwise he would legalised his marriage. FL went into a shock. FL married ML in USA. ML supposed to register their marriage in China when FL reaches 20 years old but ML did not. Their marriage is not legal in China. FL thanked Shen Jia Qian for telling her. FL left in hurry claiming she got an urgent call from the TV station.
ML sense something went wrong. ML rushed out but FL already left in a taxi. FL did not know where to go. FL called Wu Tian because Wu Tian has a legal degree. Wu Tian got a shock and scolded ML for how he treated FL. Wu Tian met FL in a small hotel. FL asked Wu Tian to help her to get a room because she did not want ML to know her where about.
Professor Chen went to see ML. Professor Chen showed a photo of Wu Tian and FL checking into a hotel. Professor wanted to create havoc between ML and FL to stop FL from standing in as a witness in his legal case.
ML hesitated for a while before he knocked on the hotel room. ML punched Wu Tian when he saw Wu Tian in the hotel robe. ML saw FL sleeping and wearing the same clothes as the day before. Wu Tian told ML, FL just slept. Wu Tian and ML argued. FL woke up and interrupted them. FL asked Wu Tian not to get involved, she will leave with ML.
ML brought FL to a legal firm. The lawyer told FL, ML is giving 10% of his company share to her. FL asked the lawyer to leave the room. FL wanted to speak to ML privately. FL said to ML that she is not interested in his money from day one. FL told ML how she first met Zhou Xiao Ning and how she found out that Zhou Xiao Nian was ML’s lover after they married. FL knew, if she told ML the truth, ML would leave her. FL felt extremely guilty and knew it will come back to haunt her. FL often said divorce to mentally prepare herself. FL told ML how she endured being treated as Zhou Xiao Nian’s substitute. FL took all the blame. FL asked ML to let her keep her dignity intact and not to use money to get rid of her. FL asked to break up. FL misunderstood ML. FL thought ML used money as compensation.
ML did not say anything and left the room in anger. FL and ML separated officially. FL went home and saw the house was in a mess. FL cleaned the house and packed her stuff. FL surprised when she saw ML walked in. ML asked FL not to move out. ML moved out instead.
At first, FL thought she could not live without ML but she was wrong. FL learned to live independently. FL moved out from ML’s house to a small apartment in the CBD area. FL did not take the car given to her by ML. FL used public transportation instead. Everyone started to see a changed FL. FL told everyone, she broke up with ML.
ML did not want to break up with FL. ML tried to win FL back. FL was not sure whether to believe ML anymore. FL and ML got back together after ML said an interview that he loves FL. The interviewer was Zhou Xiao Ning. Zhou Xiao Ning finally accepted that both have changed. Zhou Xiao Ning realised she took Hu Jia Sheng for granted. Hu Jia Sheng went back to USA. Zhou Xiao Ning left China to chase after Hu Jia Sheng.
FL’s parents returned from overseas for a short break before going to another country in Europe for a new posting. FL and ML went to meet FL’s parents at the airport. FL’s parents treated ML coldly. ML only managed to meet FL’s father privately a week later, after many attempts. ML told FL’s father about his past and how much he loves FL. FL’s father suggested they get marry soonest because FL told her father she is pregnant.
FL told ML, she lied. FL’s father insisted they go to the hospital with FL’s mother to confirm FL’s pregnancy. ML and FL are very happy when the pregnancy became a reality.