Meant to Be… or Not? – Chapter 26

You Found Me

Mei Zhuo looked around among the crowd as he drives slowly. He keeps dialing Xiao You’s cell and she had switched off the phone. He then dialed Lei’s number.

Lei : Mei Zhuo. You found Xiao You?
Mei Zhuo : No. I was hoping you did. Where have you been searching?

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Xi Men drove up to a hill. There were street lights all the way up to the hilltop. He then saw a black Porsche parked at the spot where a person can see the best view of Taipei’s night life. He parked next to the Porsche and saw Xiao You leaning at the car, looking out to beautiful sight in front of her. Xi Men got down from the car.

“Xiao You,” Xi Men called.

Xiao You trembled. That voice that she longed to hear everyday, the man that she wanted to hold in her arms. She turned to confirm the voice. It was him. It was really him.

“Xiao You,” Xi Men walked towards her.

“Xi Men,” Xiao You called. She then turned and looked back to the scenery.

“Mei Zhuo is looking for you,” Xi Men said. He saw how the wind blew on them, blowing Xiao You’s long hair up. It has been some time since Xi Men stood in front of her this close, and seeing her at such close distance.

“I know,” Xiao You said.

“What happened?” Xi Men asked.

Xiao You looked at him. Xi Men is concerned of her. But she knows they could only remain that way. “I felt brother is blocking me being myself,”

“As in?” Xi Men asked. “I mean… in what?”

“Saw this car?” Xiao You turned and touched the Porsche. “I drove this to here,”

Xi Men smiled, thinking Xiao You wanted to avoid answering him. “Porsche is a nice car to drive. Do you enjoy driving this?”

Xiao You smiled and nodded. “I enjoy driving. And I like being independent,”

“That’s good, right?”

“Do you believe if I tell you I can drive?”

“Why not? You managed to drive this up to this hill,”

“What if I didn’t drive this… would you believe me if I tell you I can drive?”

“I won’t say you can’t just because you have never drive in front of me,” Xi Men smiled and leaned on the Porsche, next to Xiao You. “As a matter of fact, I will believe you,”

Xiao You looked at Xi Men. “You will?”

“Yes, just because you say so,” Xi Men said.

Xiao You silent for a moment. Xi Men then looked at her. “Lei and brother didn’t believe me that I can drive. They didn’t allow me to buy a car. Brother even yelled at me,”

“Mei Zhuo yelled at you?” Xi Men asked, shocked.

“I am so mad at this. He said I can’t just because I didn’t mention I know how to drive. Even Lei… he…” Xiao You sighed. “I can’t believe he said the same thing,”

“Wh…” When Xi Men wanted to continue, his cell phone rang. He took out the cell phone from his pants and look at it. “Mei Zhuo…”

“Don’t say you found me,” said Xiao You. “Because he will come and look for me. I don’t want to see him,”

Xi Men looked at Xiao You. He then pressed the green button. “Mei Zhuo… No… I am still looking for her… Ok, I will let you know if I found her,” he then hangs up the call.

“Thanks…” Xiao You said.

“You’re welcome,” Xi Men smiled.

They were silent for a moment, until Xiao You broke it.

“What make you come here?”

“You,” Xi Men said. Xiao You stunned. “Mei Zhuo asked me to look for you because you went missing,”

“With so many places in Taipei, why here?” Xiao You said.

“I don’t know, my instinct tells me that you’re here,” Xi Men said. He looked at her. “I remember you told me about the hill and beach, about where you’ll be,”

Xiao You smiled. “Then how many places have you been before coming to here?”

“This is the first place,” Xi Men said. “My heart just tell me to come here,”

Tears formed in her eyes as it slowly fell down to her cheek.

“Xiao You…” Xi Men said as he searched through his body for tissue.

“Why it’s you that found me… why not Lei…” Xiao You said. “Why no one understands me but you…” she stared at Xi Men.

Xi Men looked at her and gently wiped her tears away. “Don’t cry… Lei will understand you soon…”

“I don’t want to go home tonight… I don’t want to see brother…” Xiao You said.

“Then don’t go home…” Xi Men said.

“Xi Men…” Xiao You said.

Xi Men heart aches seeing Xiao You cried. Since returning from Canada, he sees her crying for the first time, unknowing to him she had cried a few times because of him. He gently pulled Xiao You and hugged her. Xiao You fell in his arms, crying and hugging him tight. He gradually held her tighter and tighter, afraid of letting her go. How he wished she will always remain in his arms…


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