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You Are Desire Synopsis

After her parents' divorce, Lin Yujing transferred to a new city with her father. Faced with a new build family, Lin Yujing felt uneasy in her heart, but she also received sincere love from her stepmother and stepbrother.

Thinking it would be difficult to integrate into the new group, Lin Yujing quickly made friends with an interesting group of classmates at her new school. Her arrival also brought about a change in Shen Juan, her unsociable classmate.

However, their settling lives were disrupted by Lin Yujing's mother, Lin Zhi, who forcefully took her back to their hometown.

A year later, Lin Yujing and Shen Juan reunited at university, and she learned that Shen Juan had experienced a tragedy in his family and had yet to recover from the trauma of losing loved ones.

With the help of Lin Yujing and their classmates, Shen Juan gradually emerged from the darkness and returned to the life arena that rightfully belonged to him. Lin Yujing also found her own life direction during her university life.

You Are Desire Recap

Episode 1 Recap

Lin Yujing grew up in a family where her mother, Lin Zhi, dominated, so she also took her mother's last name. Later, her parents divorced because her father, Meng Weiguo, couldn't tolerate her mother's dominance. Lin Yujing was raised by Lin Zhi in Huai City. During the summer vacation of her first year in high school, Lin Zhi asked her daughter to visit her father, Meng Weiguo, in Pucheng. Lin Yujing thought she would stay for two days and then return, but Lin Zhi had already arranged for her to transfer to a new school. Lin Yujing was unaware of all this.

Meng Weiguo picked up his daughter and on the way home, he repeatedly reminded Lin Yujing to be aware of etiquette. After all, he was living as a guest in someone else's home. His second wife, Guan Xiangmei, came from a well-off family, but she was kind and welcoming to Lin Yujing. Lin Yujing felt a bit annoyed by her father's nagging, but since she was only staying for one day and returning the day after, she decided to put up with it. She put on her headphones and turned her head to enjoy the scenery in the rain. At that moment, she happened to see a young man on a bicycle passing by in the rain. The young man stopped by the road, and as he turned his head, he made eye contact with Lin Yujing. In that instant, it seemed as if something had collided in both their hearts.

Guan Xiangmei prepared a table of special dishes for Lin Yujing, including drunken shrimp. Meng Weiguo served her a shrimp, but Lin Yujing looked at him with a hint of disappointment. She mentioned that she had been allergic to shrimp since she was a child, creating an awkward moment. She turned and went back to her room. Meng Weiguo wanted to scold her, but Guan Xiangmei stopped him. After dinner, Meng Weiguo went to Lin Yujing's room to check if she had brought enough clothes. If she was missing anything, he would take her shopping the next day. Lin Yujing sensitively sensed that he and her mother seemed to be hiding something from her. She wanted to ask Guan Xiangmei, but when Meng Weiguo tried to stop her, he accidentally pulled off the bracelet that Lin Zhi had given to Lin Yujing. She was a bit angry but decided to temporarily set aside the matter.

The next day, Lin Yujing searched online for a jewelry store in Pucheng to repair the bracelet. She found the Qinghe Silver Jewelry Store owned by Shen Juan's uncle, Luo Qinghe. Shen Juan had been raised by his uncle after his mother's death, and he had a deep emotional connection with him. However, Luo Qinghe was now in a vegetative state due to an accident, and Shen Juan was taking care of the jewelry store while also spending time at the hospital with his uncle. Lin Yujing arrived at the store with the bracelet and asked Shen Juan if he could repair it. Shen Juan said he could, but at that moment, a group of troublemakers showed up, leading to a scuffle. Lin Yujing received a call from her mother during the commotion. She took a pen, which Shen Juan valued as a treasure, as collateral and left a note asking him to fix the bracelet quickly, or she would have to take the pen back to Huai City.

Lin Yujing still hadn't seen her mother, Lin Zhi, and Meng Weiguo explained to her the reasons. He handed her the transfer papers to Liying Middle School and informed her that they would be living together from now on. At least, she would spend the 11th and 12th grades in Pucheng. Without saying a word, Lin Yujing headed straight to the airport, wanting to find her mother and get a clear answer. However, Lin Zhi had already boarded the flight, leaving Lin Yujing wondering why her mother had entrusted her to Meng Weiguo. Lin Zhi only said that it was for her own good, leaving Lin Yujing feeling quite frustrated. She went to a convenience store alone to ease her mood and unexpectedly encountered Shen Juan again.

In the end, Lin Yujing reluctantly returned to Meng Weiguo's home. Since she couldn't choose another path, she had to submit to the reality of life. The next morning, Lin Yujing went to Liying Middle School. The class teacher, Liu Fujiang, introduced her to the class, and coincidentally, Shen Juan was also in the same class. Even more coincidentally, they ended up sitting next to each other. During lunch, the student in front of Lin Yujing, Li Lin, warmly took her to the cafeteria, introduced various dishes to her, and reminded her to keep her distance from Shen Juan. After all, he was a repeat student, and in the eyes of their classmates, he was something of a school bully. Lin Yujing didn't have a meal card, so Li Lin treated her to a delicious meal. However, he carefully kept track of the cost and told Lin Yujing that she could pay him back by the end of the month.

Episode 2 Recap

Lin Yujing saw two girls questioning another girl nearby, asking what was going on with Li Lin. Li Ning said that the one being questioned, Gu Xia, was the queen bee on their side, but she couldn't compare to Shen Juan. The one being questioned, Xu Ruyi, was from a small county and spoke with a stutter, so Gu Xia had always disliked her. They shared a dormitory, so there were often conflicts between them. Lin Yujing asked about the school bully status of Shen Juan, and Li Lin mentioned that last year, Shen Juan had sent his desk mate to the hospital. He thought it was dangerous for Lin Yujing to be Shen Juan's desk mate, so he advised her to quickly ask the teacher to change her seat. After that, Li Lin went on to talk about Shen Juan, but when he turned around, he saw Shen Juan sleeping on the table and got scared, so he stopped talking.

Lin Yujing's father woke her up, thinking that she was already grown up and shouldn't be so lazy. Guan Xiangmei, the aunt, felt that the school was nearby, so it was okay to get up a bit later, and she and Lin Yujing's father left for work. Lin Yujing came out and saw Guan Xiangmei's son, Fu Mingxiu, and greeted him, but Fu Mingxiu completely ignored her. Lin Yujing heard that Fu Mingxiu was sick and asked how he was doing. Fu Mingxiu said he had a 40-degree fever and asked if he should call 119 (emergency services), then went back to his room.

Lin Yujing went to the rooftop and called her father, wanting to arrange to stay in the school dormitory, but her father didn't agree. Gu Xia and her friends brought Xu Ruyi to the rooftop, asking if Xu Ruyi was the one who told the teacher about their hair dye incident. Lin Yujing couldn't stand it and came out to stop Gu Xia, saying that whether there was hair dye or not, one look would be enough, there was no need for tattling. Gu Xia also wanted to give Lin Yujing trouble, but Lin Yujing mentioned that she was Shen Juan's desk mate, making Gu Xia back off. Lin Yujing pulled Xu Ruyi away, and Gu Xia felt helpless and still wanted to trouble Lin Yujing. Shen Juan was also on the rooftop, overheard their conversation, and came over to ask if Gu Xia wanted to give his desk mate trouble. Gu Xia quickly denied it.

During lunch in the cafeteria, Xu Ruyi saw Lin Yujing coming over and wanted her to sit next to her, but Lin Yujing went somewhere else, and Gu Xia saw it, feeling that Lin Yujing wasn't interested in Xu Ruyi. Someone mentioned Lin Yujing, feeling that she and Shen Juan being desk mates must be quite formidable. Xu Ruyi defended Lin Yujing. During PE class, they did sit-ups in pairs. Lin Yujing was alone. The teacher asked her to find a group of three, and Xu Ruyi wanted Lin Yujing to join their group, but Xu Ruyi's partner refused, and Xu Ruyi didn't dare to insist. Wang Yiyang said Lin Yujing was being isolated and asked if Shen Juan wanted to help. Shen Juan felt that Lin Yujing could handle it on her own. Lin Yujing used two dumbbells to hold down her legs and did sit-ups by herself.

Lin Yujing bought milk and asked Fu Mingxiu if he wanted some. Fu Mingxiu felt there was still some in the refrigerator and said he didn't dare to touch anything since he was just a guest. Lin Yujing knew that Shen Juan's pen nib was broken and found a replacement part for him but didn't put it on for him, as she wasn't sure if he wanted it replaced. Shen Juan asked Lin Yujing to come to the store to pick up the bracelet. Lin Yujing's parents and Guan Xiangmei were going out, and they told Lin Yujing to listen to Fu Mingxiu. Fu Mingxiu said he had something to do at the company and told Lin Yujing to go back. Lin Yujing went to the convenience store and saw Shen Juan coming in with a cat, so she went with him to get the jewelry. Wang Yiyang and others brought a lot of things and invited Lin Yujing to stay and eat hot pot.

An agent brought other people to view the house, saying that they hadn't paid the rent, so the house needed to be rented to others. Lin Yujing pretended to be there to view the house and deliberately said the house wasn't good, scaring away the prospective renters. Shen Juan asked her to come back next month, and he would figure something out.

Episode 3 Recap

For the sake of Shen Juan's rent issue, several friends started to brainstorm solutions, even using their class time to contact potential buyers on their phones. Upon seeing this, the class teacher, Liu Fujiang, became furious. He confiscated the phones of Wang Yiyang, Lin Yujing, and Shen Juan, instructing them to come to his office after class. The three of them went to the teacher's office with uneasy hearts. Fortunately, the teacher didn't delve too deeply into the matter, just reminding them to be more discreet, or else they would have their parents called to the school. The three realized their mistake, but the rent problem was significant.

Lin Yujing had a sudden idea and proposed that the three of them cooperate to market Qinghe Silver Jewelry. She asked for five percent of the income. Wang Yiyang felt she was taking advantage, warning Shen Juan not to agree, but Shen Juan suggested giving it a try.

Lin Yujing began planning, contacting internet celebrities to increase the visibility of Qinghe Silver Jewelry. However, she was frightened by the 100,000 yuan fee demanded by the influencer. She overheard a conversation nearby about homemade pottery, which strengthened her idea. She suggested marketing the jewelry as handmade silver items. Shen Juan agreed to give it a shot. They divided the tasks and worked tirelessly, with Lin Yujing eventually launching the products online. Soon, they received their first order, which excited everyone.

The next day, people came in droves to make silver jewelry, but the craftsmanship standards were high. Some struggled to produce satisfactory results. A couple, feeling bored, proposed buying the jewelry. Lin Yujing was unaware, assuming all the items in the display case were for sale. However, Shen Juan rejected them, leading to an argument. The couple gave numerous negative reviews on the website, causing subsequent customers to cancel their orders. Lin Yujing couldn't understand Shen Juan's actions, wanting him to explain to prevent such incidents in the future, but he didn't reply. Instead, Wang Yiyang was instructed to pack up the items in the display case. Shen Juan decided to quit this business.

Feeling frustrated, Lin Yujing left, and Shen Juan sat at home in a daze, thinking about the efforts Lin Yujing and their two friends had put into the project. On the other hand, Lin Yujing was also bothered by the situation, refusing to talk to Shen Juan for several days. He Songnan comforted Lin Yujing, saying everyone has their secrets, just like her bracelet. It's just that they don't want others to know, not something wrong.

After returning home, Lin Yujing carefully thought about it and found He Songnan's words sensible. She didn't need to dwell on such matters. She wrote a reflection on the website, stating that each piece of silver jewelry carried a life story and an untold tale waiting to be written by someone. This struck a chord with the internet users, and many commented and liked her post. Shen Juan was also moved. He agreed to Lin Yujing's suggestion to restart the handmade silver jewelry business and even melted down the jewelry he had made before for raw materials.

This time was a great success. Shen Juan changed his attitude, patiently explaining to customers and personally polishing the items. They soon paid off the rent and had some extra money. They wanted to continue this venture, but unexpectedly, Liu Fujiang came to them. He had heard about their situation and disagreed with them spending too much time on it. After all, they were high school students, and studies should be their priority. Shen Juan's health would also be affected if he continued this way. Lin Yujing agreed with the teacher's reasoning and changed her perspective.

The next morning, Lin Yujing was disturbed by her father's travel photos sent via messages. Similarly, Fu Mingxiu was annoyed by his mother's messages. Fu Mingxiu prepared breakfast and casually expressed gratitude to Lin Yujing, indicating it was for her help with the medicine. The relationship between them was gradually improving.

The English teacher was curious about Wang Yiyang's strange appearance in class, and since he wasn't paying attention, she called him to the front to inquire. Wang Yiyang reluctantly took off his hat and mask, revealing a bright red handprint on his face. His classmates burst into laughter, and Wang Yiyang stormed out in anger. Later, he explained that he was slapped by his father due to poor academic performance. His father wanted him to focus on studies, but Wang Yiyang argued that life had more than one path. This resulted in him receiving his father's punishment. Lin Yujing wanted to talk to Wang Yiyang, but as soon as she heard about scholarships, her focus shifted to that matter.

Episode 4 Recap

The midterm exams are approaching, and because there are scholarships tied to these exams, Lin Yujing has gained the motivation to study. Wang Yiyang is feeling frustrated due to his poor grades. If he fails again this time, his father will cut off all financial support. Lin Yujing decides to help Wang Yiyang and Shen Juan improve together and raise their academic performance.

During break time, Shen Juan and He Songnan are chatting nearby. They overhear two classmates discussing how sweet Lin Yujing looks and expressing interest in approaching her. Shen Juan gets angry and throws a basketball at them, warning that Lin Yujing is his desk mate and telling them to stay away. Recognizing Shen Juan as the legendary school bully, the two classmates back off, not daring to talk about Lin Yujing.

Lin Yujing intends to use the scholarship to cover her accommodation expenses. Her dedicated attitude towards studying is unquestionable. Liu Fujiang, noticing her efforts, encourages her to guide Shen Juan and Wang Yiyang. To honor Shen Juan's face, Lin Yujing decides to act as a "Little Teacher Lin" for them. However, their attitude towards learning is far from ideal. Lin Yujing writes a physics formula on the small blackboard, but Wang Yiyang and Shen Juan fall asleep. Frustrated, Lin Yujing uses a hammer to wake them up, and they start paying attention. Later, He Songnan brings them some late-night snacks. They start eating but experience a power outage. Shen Juan and Lin Yujing go upstairs to investigate, and Lin Yujing discovers a damaged power line. After Shen Juan fixes the line, they find a starry sky light in the room. Lin Yujing wants to inquire about it, but Shen Juan interrupts her.

The next day in class, Shen Juan is late again and falls asleep at his desk. The physics teacher becomes angry and wakes him up to answer a question. Lin Yujing writes down the answer on a note, and Shen Juan, after glancing at it, provides the correct response. The teacher gives him a reminder and doesn't press further. Lin Yujing realizes Shen Juan lacks motivation. She searches online for ways to increase motivation and interacts with Shen Juan online. He responds with a smile. In reality, Shen Juan's grades have always been good, but he enjoys the attention.

Soon, the midterm exams arrive. Lin Yujing answers questions quickly while keeping an eye on Shen Juan. He quickly reviews the questions and answers them attentively. After finishing the test and checking his answers, he lies down on the desk to sleep. Lin Yujing wants to wake him up but refrains due to the exam proctor's presence. Shen Juan wakes up and hands in his paper first. Classmates assume he's giving up. Lin Yujing is disappointed in him.

The midterm results come out. Lin Yujing ranks sixth in the grade, and Wang Yiyang is among the top three hundred, his highest rank so far. They look for Shen Juan's score but can't find it until they learn from others that Shen Juan surprisingly ranks third in the grade, even better than Lin Yujing. Lin Yujing is not angry because Shen Juan scored better, but because he deliberately made her help him study despite his good performance.

Liu Fujiang calls Shen Juan and Lin Yujing to the office. The school has new scholarship rules: only one person per class can apply. Both meet the criteria, so Liu Fujiang asks them to write applications, leaving the decision to the school. Outside, Lin Yujing pleads with Shen Juan to give her the scholarship since she needs it for accommodation expenses. However, Shen Juan insists he needs it too. Lin Yujing resents him for being stingy. Later, Liu Fujiang calls Lin Yujing to the office and gives her the scholarship. She learns that Shen Juan voluntarily withdrew and gave her the scholarship. Warmth fills her heart.

One day after school, Shen Juan and Lin Yujing leave the school gate and see Lin Yujing's former classmate, Lu Yao, who now attends Pu Hua High School. Shen Juan feels jealous due to their unique handshake, leading to some rivalry between him and Lu Yao. Lin Yujing manages to gather the accommodation fee, but the dormitory manager asks for a parental signature. Meng Weiguo refuses to let her stay in the dorm. Lin Yujing contemplates how to solve this issue.

Episode 5 Recap

Lin Yujing began to worry about the accommodation application form. Meng Weiguo was still away on a trip and wouldn't agree to let her stay in the school dorm even if he returned. Hearing Fu Mingxiu's voice on the phone outside, Lin Yujing thought of asking Fu Mingxiu to sign the form for her. She acted weak and pleaded with Fu Mingxiu to help her. Fu Mingxiu, a lawyer, wouldn't make mistakes in this regard, and he had no special sentiment towards her, so he rejected Lin Yujing, using the excuse that he wasn't her guardian.

Disappointed, Lin Yujing returned to school. Suddenly, she noticed that Shen Juan's handwriting was elegant. If he signed the form instead of his father, the dormitory staff might not notice. Lin Yujing requested Shen Juan's help, but he also refused on the spot to avoid trouble. Lin Yujing felt at a loss again and put this matter aside. News spread that Pu Hua and Liying would hold a joint sports event, but nobody was interested because Pu Hua had a strong track and field team. Lu Yao's fame made the situation worse, and Liying's team lacked competitiveness. Therefore, students were unwilling to participate.

Lu Yao came to Liying School to find out about their preparations and to see Lin Yujing. He brought the brochure for Pu Hua's special language program, which he thought would be suitable for Lin Yujing. It would save her tuition and solve the accommodation problem. Seeing this, Lin Yujing felt a bit tempted, as she was struggling with accommodation. Lu Yao wasn't in school uniform, making him stand out. He asked Lin Yujing to borrow a set of school uniform for him. She noticed Wang Yiyang's uniform on a chair and left a note before taking it.

When Wang Yiyang returned to the classroom, he discovered his uniform missing. While searching, he saw the enrollment brochure on Lin Yujing's desk. Shen Juan, concerned about Lin Yujing leaving, immediately went to the field with Wang Yiyang when classmates discussed a fast runner, likely related to Lin Yujing. They found Lin Yujing with Lu Yao, who was persuading her to transfer. Shen Juan got angry and confronted Lu Yao, even challenging him on the track. Concerned about their conflict, Lin Yujing took Lu Yao back to the school gate and he advised her to seriously consider transferring, seeing it as the best choice for her.

Someone recorded Lu Yao running on Liying's track and the video spread among Liying's students. They became even more intimidated by the prospect of competing against Lu Yao. In class, Liu Fujiang promoted the men's 3000m event. Everyone knew this was Lu Yao's strong suit, so nobody raised their hand. However, Shen Juan fearlessly volunteered, prompting Wang Yiyang to reluctantly raise his hand as well.

Lin Yujing unexpectedly discovered that someone signed the dormitory application form with Meng Weiguo's name—clearly Shen Juan's doing. Touched by his gesture, she went to the rooftop to express her gratitude. She was concerned about whether Shen Juan wanted her to cheer for him during the sports event, but he never asked.

The sports event proceeded energetically. Pu Hua dominated almost every event, and Liying students felt embarrassed. Lu Yao won first place in the 1000m race and was about to participate in the 3000m. Although Shen Juan had some strength, winning first place wasn't guaranteed. He and Wang Yiyang strategized: Shen Juan would sprint initially to disrupt Lu Yao's pace and then make a final push for the victory. The plan worked as expected, and Lin Yujing's cheering at a crucial moment gave Shen Juan the decisive push to win.

After the sports event, Lin Yujing made her decision. She told Lu Yao she wanted to stay at Liying. Disappointed, Lu Yao left, and Shen Juan had a smile on his face.

Episode 6 Recap

Lin Yujing completed the procedures for moving into the school dormitory, packed her personal items at home, and prepared to leave. Fu Mingxiu was surprised to see her and knew that she must have asked someone else to sign the form for her parents. He worried that Meng Weiguo would cause trouble for her when he returned. Lin Yujing insisted on leaving, expressing that being dependent on others wasn't pleasant. As she left, she returned the access card to Fu Mingxiu. He suggested she keep it in case she needed it, showing his concern. Lin Yujing understood his intention and took the access card back.

The National Day holiday was approaching. Wang Yiyang disliked having too much homework that would affect his vacation. A few of them discussed their plans for the holiday. Shen Juan said he would visit a jewelry store, and Lin Yujing didn't have a better option. Perhaps studying was the best thing to do. Before leaving, Shen Juan told Lin Yujing he would be at the store and she could visit if she got bored. Back at the dorm, Gu Xia complained about her travel plans and mocked Xu Ruyi for wanting to study during the break. Lin Yujing immediately defended Xu Ruyi against Gu Xia's taunts.

Meng Weiguo and Guan Xiangmei returned. Fu Mingxiu called Lin Yujing to prepare her for their arrival. Meng Weiguo was infuriated when he found out Lin Yujing was staying in the school dorm. An argument erupted between them. Lin Yujing accused Meng Weiguo of never taking care of her and living off her. Her words hit a nerve, and he slapped her. Fu Mingxiu stepped in to stop the situation, explaining that he had allowed Lin Yujing to stay at the dorm and had signed the forms. Unable to vent his anger on Fu Mingxiu, Meng Weiguo could only watch as Fu Mingxiu escorted Lin Yujing away.

With nowhere to go, Lin Yujing went to a convenience store to think. Unexpectedly, she ran into Shen Juan, who noticed the bruise on her face and inquired about it. Lin Yujing claimed she bumped into something, knowing she was lying but not pressing further. Feeling upset, she asked Shen Juan to fight with her. Shen Juan reluctantly agreed, and she threw a punch at him. He didn't dodge, taking the blow. Lin Yujing felt sorry and her anger dissipated. She complained that Shen Juan didn't dodge, and he just smiled, willing to endure it if it made her feel better.

Knowing Lin Yujing was feeling down, Shen Juan arranged a trip to a farm with He Songnan during the upcoming break. Lin Yujing invited Xu Ruyi to join as well. When Fu Mingxiu found out, he was concerned and accompanied them as their guardian. Lin Yujing resolved the transportation issue. The next morning, they traveled to the farm in Fu Mingxiu's car. Seeing Lin Yujing distribute oranges to everyone, Fu Mingxiu felt uneasy and childishly prevented Shen Juan from eating an orange, insisting he focus on driving.

They arrived at He Songnan's farm, and Fu Mingxiu felt relieved seeing the well-organized activities. He Songnan took Xu Ruyi to feed the geese and shared childhood memories from the countryside, giving them plenty to talk about. Meanwhile, Lin Yujing, Fu Mingxiu, and Shen Juan played with water guns. Fu Mingxiu learned that Shen Juan had helped Lin Yujing with the dorm arrangement and organized the activity. He appreciated Shen Juan's efforts and confided in him about his changing feelings towards Lin Yujing. He realized he hadn't felt like an older brother to her until he stepped in to protect her from Meng Weiguo's abuse.

Playing "Truth or Dare" together, He Songnan favored Xu Ruyi while Shen Juan went easy on Lin Yujing. Fu Mingxiu and Lin Yujing both became a bit drunk and asked each other if they were disliked. It was clear that their past grievances ran deep. Fu Mingxiu was supported by He Songnan back to his room, while Shen Juan stayed behind, watching Lin Yujing. When Lin Yujing sobered up and felt embarrassed about her behavior, Shen Juan took her to a dragon fruit garden. He had something special to show her. At exactly 8 o'clock, the farm's light show began, dispelling the darkness in Lin Yujing's heart.

Episode 7 Recap

Lin Yujing thanked Shen Juan for taking her to the dragon fruit garden to see the light show and the stars in the sky. She also shared her secrets with him, including her parents' divorce and her situation. Afterwards, Lin Yujing asked Shen Juan that since he knew all her secrets, as an exchange, he should at least tell her some of his secrets. Shen Juan appeared thoughtful but didn't say anything.

The next morning, Shen Juan woke up Lin Yujing from her sleep and took her to a hospital to see her uncle Luo Qinghe, who was now in a vegetative state. She learned that her uncle had raised her since she was young and had been in a car accident that left him in this condition. Lin Yujing realized that Shen Juan's frequent lateness and absent-mindedness were due to his visits to the hospital to care for his uncle. She gained newfound respect for him. Lin Yujing expressed her intent to visit her uncle more often. Meanwhile, Fu Mingxiu called her, saying that Meng Weiguo insisted she return home. He was waiting for her outside the school.

Fu Mingxiu was puzzled by Meng Weiguo's insistence on Lin Yujing returning home. Lin Yujing straightforwardly explained that he just wanted to appear as a good father figure in front of Guan Xiangmei and Fu Mingxiu. In order to avoid moving back home, Lin Yujing asked Fu Mingxiu to help her stage a quarrel as part of a plan. Fu Mingxiu agreed to assist her, and as soon as they entered the house, they began a heated argument, creating an appearance of mutual dislike. This strategy worked, and Guan Xiangmei supported Lin Yujing's idea of staying at school. Meng Weiguo reluctantly complied, and Lin Yujing managed to extract some money from her father during the process.

As the holiday ended, Gu Xia returned and proudly distributed items to her roommates. Lin Yujing spotted receipts and exposed that the items she claimed were from South Korea were actually purchased in Pucheng. Embarrassed, Gu Xia stormed out of the room. As the dormitory's closing time approached and Gu Xia still hadn't returned, they decided to split up and look for her. Lin Yujing found Gu Xia on the playground talking to her parents on the phone, complaining about their focus on business rather than her. Lin Yujing approached to show concern and assured her that she wouldn't reveal the secret. Then, she pulled the somewhat dazed Gu Xia back to the dormitory just in time.

Gu Xia cared a lot about her reputation and worried that Lin Yujing would disclose the incident. So the next day in class, she kept an eye on Lin Yujing, confusing her classmates. After class, Gu Xia couldn't resist confronting Lin Yujing, accusing her of not keeping her promise. Lin Yujing explained repeatedly that she hadn't revealed anything and even promised to keep the secret. Gu Xia finally relented.

A mysterious figure arrived at the Qinghe Jewelry Store, unfolding the silver jewelry manuscript by Luo Qinghe. This person went to the second floor room. Meanwhile, Shen Juan and Lin Yujing returned after school. Shen Juan received a call from his uncle's attending physician, reporting that his uncle's condition had worsened recently. Lin Yujing overheard some commotion on the second floor. She went up alone and encountered someone wearing a mask. Shen Juan, unaware of Lin Yujing's presence, rushed to the second floor upon realizing she was missing. Seeing Nie Xinghe there infuriated him. He had warned Nie Xinghe not to come here, but Nie Xinghe didn't care. Shen Juan was about to confront him physically, but Lin Yujing intervened, fearing it would cause trouble. Nie Xinghe intentionally provoked Shen Juan with his words. Shen Juan punched the mirror in anger, injuring his hand.

Nie Xinghe left, and Shen Juan suddenly remembered something. He went downstairs and found that the manuscript was missing. He was almost certain that Nie Xinghe had taken it. Shen Juan hurriedly went after him, while Lin Yujing went to a pharmacy to buy medicine for him. The next day after school, Lin Yujing learned from Wang Yiyang and He Songnan that Nie Xinghe was Shen Juan's former desk mate and that Shen Juan had been suspended from school due to him.

Episode 8 Recap

Seeing the photos of Shen Juan and his uncle at his home, Lin Yujing learned that Shen Juan's 18th birthday was approaching. Thinking about the struggles and hardships Shen Juan had endured, Lin Yujing felt deeply sorry for him. She decided to give him an unforgettable birthday. To do so, she specifically invited Wang Yiyang and He Songnan to discuss how to celebrate Shen Juan's birthday. He Songnan was a calculated person who had prepared a seal stone material for Shen Juan's birthday gift. Wang Yiyang struggled to come up with a suitable gift. Lin Yujing felt that Shen Juan carried too much burden for his age that he shouldn't have to bear. She suggested that on his 18th birthday, Shen Juan should experience the joy he had in his childhood. Wang Yiyang thought the idea was good and decided to consider it as his own gift to Shen Juan, leaving Lin Yujing to think of another gift.

Suddenly, Shen Juan arrived and asked them what secret plan they were working on, but they refused to spill the beans. Lin Yujing planned to invite Xu Ruyi to join Shen Juan's birthday celebration. Shen Juan suggested preparing a hot pot feast with his uncle. Everyone could gather and have a meal together to celebrate. Xu Ruyi was uncertain about what gift to give Shen Juan, and she hesitated. Gu Xia suggested a thoughtful idea, saying that a birthday gift should be something the birthday person wants. Xu Ruyi nostalgically mentioned how her mother used to make her delicious longevity noodles on her birthday. Lin Yujing suggested Xu Ruyi could bring her homemade sauce as a gift. Xu Ruyi's words sparked inspiration in Lin Yujing. She believed that family blessings were what Shen Juan needed the most. She thought of a unique gift – she asked Wang Yiyang for a childhood video of Shen Juan riding a bicycle with Luo Qinghe. She planned to edit and synthesize the video's audio. Wang Yiyang wanted to see what she was up to but was shooed away by Lin Yujing. After staying up all night, she finally completed the gift.

Luo Qingguo brought a file folder to Shen Juan, containing the business license for the Qinghe Jewelry Store. He told Shen Juan that when he reached adulthood, he could take over the store. This was fulfilling a wish, and this birthday gift meant a lot to Shen Juan. However, Shen Juan tearfully said that nothing would change until his uncle woke up, including the business license.

Early the next day, Lin Yujing, Wang Yiyang, and He Songnan waited outside Shen Juan's house, unsure of how to get his attention. Eventually, Shen Juan saw them and came out. Wang Yiyang suggested going to the mall for an excuse and led everyone to a children's amusement park. Shen Juan found the toys too childish, but he didn't want to dampen everyone's spirits, so he reluctantly joined in. This gift indeed left a lasting impression on him. Shen Juan knew that Lin Yujing had planned the birthday celebration for him. When they were alone, he asked her what gift she had prepared. Lin Yujing thought it wasn't time yet and lied that she hadn't prepared anything.

In the evening, everyone celebrated Shen Juan's birthday with a hot pot at the jewelry store. However, bad news came from the hospital – Luo Qinghe's condition had worsened, and he had suffered a cardiac arrest and was rushed to the operating room. Everyone hurried to the hospital. Shen Juan rode his bike desperately, narrowly avoiding an accident and scraping his face. He rushed to the hospital, impatiently awaiting the surgery's outcome. When Lin Yujing arrived at the hospital, she couldn't find Shen Juan in front of the operating room. After searching, she found him in the hallway. Lin Yujing understood his pain and stress and sat down beside him to console him. She took out the video she had made to show him, planning to give it to him at midnight. The voice of his uncle Luo Qinghe resonated in his ears, calming him down. Shen Juan blew out the lighter Lin Yujing had lit and silently prayed for his uncle's well-being.

Shen Juan was awakened by a nightmare and realized that his uncle Luo Qinghe hadn't left him. Due to the doctors' relentless efforts, Luo Qinghe's surgery had been successful. Although he hadn't completely overcome the life-threatening situation, it gave Shen Juan enough confidence and hope.

Episode 9 Recap

Shen Juan returned home, reminiscing about the scene where his uncle had taught him silver jewelry craftsmanship. He had once wanted to make an independent braided decoration for a piece of silver jewelry as a gift for his uncle. However, such skills were beyond the grasp of a child his age, and his strength wasn't sufficient. Luo Qinghe and Shen Juan had made a pact that once Shen Juan became an adult, he would create a braided silver ornament as a birthday gift for his uncle. They had even sealed the promise with a handshake. But now, circumstances had changed. Shen Juan's uncle had become a vegetable after a car accident. Shen Juan wanted to fulfill that wish, making a braided silver ornament to give to Luo Qinghe.

Shen Juan's thoughts were consumed by taking care of Luo Qinghe. Lin Yujing summoned Wang Yiyang and He Songnan to discuss how to help Shen Juan. They divided the tasks among themselves. Lin Yujing took on the responsibility of selecting key notes from their class lectures to teach Shen Juan. Wang Yiyang and He Songnan managed the jewelry store's business. While handmade craftsmanship couldn't proceed, they had to at least maintain some business to cover the rent, as they still relied on the store to address that issue. Wang Yiyang and He Songnan visited the jewelry store after school and were surprised to find Shen Juan working on silver jewelry. They understood that he was using this activity to cope with his grief. Neither of them disturbed him. Lin Yujing arrived later and left him a note, advising him to eat well before quietly departing. After finishing his work, Shen Juan discovered Lin Yujing's note, feeling the warmth of his friends' support.

After school, Lin Yujing went to the hospital. She brought a simple desk and helped Shen Juan with his studies. This scene became a unique sight in the hospital. He Songnan soon arrived, bringing them food. After eating, Lin Yujing led Shen Juan to the rooftop, presenting him with a wishing balloon. She asked him to make a wish for Luo Qinghe's health. They released the balloon together. Recalling a conversation they'd had, Shen Juan had told Lin Yujing that he was willing to face sorrow with her and bring happiness together. Similarly, Lin Yujing hoped to bring him some joy when he was sad.

Luo Qinghe's birthday arrived. Shen Juan visited the hospital and learned that Luo Qinghe had been transferred from the intensive care unit and his condition had stabilized. Shen Juan felt much better. He asked his uncle, Luo Qingguo, to go home and rest while he stayed to celebrate Luo Qinghe's birthday. Luo Qingguo realized he had forgotten his brother's birthday and felt embarrassed. Shen Juan handed over the silver ornament he had made, hoping that his uncle could sense his genuine feelings and recover soon.

To show her gratitude for Lin Yujing's help during this time, Shen Juan planned a surprise for her and took her to an amusement park. Lin Yujing bought two headbands and insisted that Shen Juan wear one as well. Although reluctant, he complied to not disappoint her. Lin Yujing spotted a teddy bear prize at a balloon shooting booth and wanted to try her luck. After shooting twenty bullets, she only hit one balloon. Shen Juan suggested that the booth owner throw the balloons into the air. If he hit all of them, they should receive the teddy bear as a prize. The owner thought it was an impossible task but agreed, saying he would not only give them the teddy bear but also refund their money if Shen Juan succeeded.

Amid the amazed looks of Lin Yujing and the onlookers, Shen Juan managed to hit all the balloons. He not only won the teddy bear but also made the reluctant owner return their money. Lin Yujing was curious about how Shen Juan had such accurate aim. He explained that booth owners often set balloons of varying hardness to prevent people from hitting them all. He also noted that if the balloons were thrown into the air, he wouldn't have hit them as accurately. Furthermore, his accuracy was due to his experience in shooting. Lin Yujing wanted the teddy bear, so Shen Juan teased her a bit and proposed a trade using the keychain she had acquired. In the evening, Wang Yiyang and He Songnan arrived at Shen Juan's house with a batch of crabs. Wang Yiyang noticed Shen Juan's unique keychain, which looked like a girl's accessory. Shen Juan swiftly grabbed it and wouldn't let him touch it.

Liu Fujian announced that there would be a half-day off on Friday, which made everyone happy. However, they learned that the half-day would be used for a parent-teacher meeting, immediately dampening their spirits. Lin Yujing was also concerned about the parent-teacher meeting and didn't want Meng Weiguo to attend. She found an excuse to explain to Liu Fujian that her parent couldn't come. Liu Fujian mentioned that the school had rules in this regard. Even if parents couldn't be present, they still needed to confirm with the homeroom teacher. Seeing that Liu Fujian was about to call Meng Weiguo, Lin Yujing hurriedly stopped him, saying she would contact her father herself. Subsequently, she earnestly asked Fu Mingxiu for help to attend the parent-teacher meeting.

Episode 10 Recap

On Friday afternoon, during the parent-teacher meeting, Lin Yujing saw Fu Mingxiu dressed formally and attending the event. She felt deeply grateful and led him to her classroom. However, she was surprised to find Lin Zhi and Liu Fujian there. From Lin Yujing's surprised expression, Fu Mingxiu could tell Lin Zhi's identity. He maintained that he was attending the meeting on Lin Yujing's behalf. Liu Fujian noticed the tension and allowed both of them to enter the classroom. Luckily, Liu Fujian held Lin Yujing in high regard, praising her not only for her excellent academic performance but also for motivating other students to improve. Lin Zhi refrained from saying much.

Shen Juan noticed that Lin Yujing seemed a bit off and approached her to inquire about the reason. He learned that Lin Yujing's mother had come for the parent-teacher meeting. After the meeting, Fu Mingxiu didn't say much to Liu Fujian. He exchanged greetings with Lin Yujing and prepared to leave. Lin Yujing advised him not to inform Meng Weiguo about the situation. Fu Mingxiu, who knew Lin Yujing's character well, immediately understood.

Lin Zhi talked to Liu Fujian to learn more about her daughter's situation. Since Lin Yujing had consistently ranked first in Huaicheng, she was dissatisfied with her second place this time. Additionally, she had been living alone at the school dormitory. Lin Zhi blamed Meng Weiguo for all of this. Lin Yujing told her that she was doing well now, and Lin Zhi's decision to send her to Pucheng for school without consulting her had felt like abandonment. Lin Zhi tried to justify herself, but Lin Yujing didn't want to argue with her mother and left for the dormitory.

Lin Zhi followed her to the dormitory and informed her that she had already arranged for them to live together for a few days. Despite Lin Yujing's reluctance, she had to follow her mother's forceful decision. They ended up at a hotel. In the dormitory, Xu Ruyi learned that Lin Yujing didn't want to go with her mother. She immediately messaged Shen Juan to explain the situation. Shen Juan, aware of Lin Yujing's tendencies, contacted her to ask about the situation. However, he found that his calls couldn't connect.

At the hotel, Lin Yujing's phone rang. Lin Zhi noticed that it was Meng Weiguo calling her daughter and put the call on speaker. Meng Weiguo launched into a tirade against Lin Yujing, warning her to know her place when talking to Lin Zhi. Lin Zhi confronted Meng Weiguo about his actions and accused him of making their child earn money for her own lodging. Meng Weiguo explained his reasons and blamed Lin Yujing's behavior on Lin Zhi's lenience. Lin Zhi wasn't pleased and informed Meng Weiguo that once she finished her current contract, she would bring Lin Yujing back to Huaicheng. Meng Weiguo was accustomed to Lin Zhi's assertiveness and knew that her decisions were final.

Lin Yao learned about Lin Yujing's situation from his mother and arranged to meet with her. He shared some information with her, explaining that Lin Zhi's sudden decision to move Lin Yujing to Pucheng was due to problems in her company. Lin Yujing tried to ask Lin Zhi about this matter but didn't get the answers she wanted. Lin Zhi didn't elaborate much, emphasizing that as long as Lin Yujing knew it was for her own good. However, Lin Yujing, feeling that Lin Zhi didn't care about her feelings, got into an argument with her mother. Lin Zhi mentioned her plan to bring Lin Yujing back to Huaicheng, which shocked Lin Yujing. She wanted to resist but felt powerless. Unknowingly, she ended up at the jewelry store, which had become her sanctuary. However, when she saw Shen Juan, she didn't know what to say.

During the New Year's holiday, Lin Yujing didn't know where to go. Shen Juan took her, along with Wang Yiyang and He Songnan, to a wishing tree to make wishes. Lin Yujing wished for everyone to have smooth lives, while Shen Juan wished for his uncle's speedy recovery. Shen Juan considered leaving Lin Yujing in Pucheng, but he knew the decision wasn't his to make. He expressed his desire for them to study at Puda University together. Lin Yujing agreed and jokingly mentioned that they would be classmates for another four years.

Lin Zhi messaged Lin Yujing to join her for dinner. Lin Yujing had plans to watch the New Year's fireworks with Shen Juan, but since Lin Zhi had invited business partners, Lin Yujing wasn't able to focus on the dinner. Eventually, she bid everyone farewell and headed to the agreed-upon location with Shen Juan. Although they didn't make it to the rooftop to watch the fireworks before the countdown ended, their mutual understanding and well wishes were clear. They wished each other a happy New Year and looked forward to the future. After seeing off her guests, Lin Zhi wanted to call Lin Yujing and ask about her day. However, when she turned around, she noticed Lin Yujing engrossed in a conversation with a young man. Lin Zhi could tell that Lin Yujing had different feelings for this young man, something she couldn't accept at the moment.

Episode 11 Recap

Lin Zhi noticed that there seemed to be a connection between Lin Yujing and Shen Juan. With this in mind, she was even less likely to keep Lin Yujing in Pucheng. Knowing that she couldn't convince Lin Zhi, Lin Yujing reluctantly sought help from Meng Weiguo. However, Meng Weiguo was unwilling to speak up for Lin Yujing. He understood Lin Zhi's temperament and knew that once she made up her mind, nothing could change it. He could only express his thoughts to Lin Yujing, which made her very angry. She regretted seeking help from Meng Weiguo because he had never been reliable.

Angry, Lin Yujing left and sat at the bus stop lost in thought. Fu Mingxiu walked over and understood her predicament. He advised her to adapt to the environment and grow quickly, assuring her that she could find a solution. Lin Yujing was moved by his words and wished he were her real brother. Fu Mingxiu stated that from a legal standpoint, he was indeed her brother and would support her.

Leaving on the bus, Lin Yujing went to a jewelry store, hoping to run into Shen Juan. Unfortunately, he wasn't there. After feeding a cat, she sat and reminisced about past events. She felt bitter knowing that once she left, she might not return soon. Shen Juan returned, noticing the cat food, and realized Lin Yujing had been there. He messaged her and she replied briefly, saying she was just passing by to feed the cat.

Luo Qinghe's health deteriorated, and Shen Juan and his uncle stayed by his side at the hospital. Lin Yujing hadn't seen Shen Juan during this time. Liu Fujiang called Lin Yujing to his office. He knew she planned to transfer to another school next semester. Although reluctant, he wished her well and encouraged her to study hard and lead her life as she wished.

At the end of the term, the essay topic for the Chinese exam was surprisingly "Farewell." Both Lin Yujing and Shen Juan were moved by this. Shen Juan submitted a single sentence while Lin Yujing wrote an essay but didn't turn it in. After the exams, Lin Yujing prepared to leave. Fu Mingxiu invited her for a drink and she asked him to thank Guan Xiangmei for taking care of her. Fu Mingxiu said he had helped her too, and when she asked how to repay him, he told her to owe him for now and left his room key for her.

Putting a teddy bear into her luggage, Lin Yujing made Xu Ruyi teary-eyed. Gu Xia consoled her, saying it wasn't like they would never meet again. When the final exam scores were posted, Wang Yiyang noticed both Lin Yujing and Shen Juan had poor grades in Chinese. He suspected a grading mistake and asked Lin Yujing to request a review, but she didn't. She exchanged her essay with Shen Juan's in their textbooks, a sort of farewell keepsake.

Liu Fujiang arranged for Lin Yujing to give a farewell speech to her classmates. Wang Yiyang learned about Lin Yujing's plan to transfer and urgently contacted Shen Juan, who was unaware due to his visit to Luo Qinghe. When Shen Juan finally got the message and rushed to the airport, Lin Yujing had already left.

Back in Huai Cheng, Lin Yujing tried to message Shen Juan but Lin Zhi took away her phone to ensure she focused on studying. Meanwhile, Luo Qinghe's condition worsened, and Shen Juan's father returned from abroad to discuss the next treatment steps with the attending doctor.

Episode 12 Recap

The attending doctor for Luo Qinghe informed Shen Boan that there were two treatment options for Luo Qinghe. One was surgical treatment, which could extend his life for around six months, and the other was conservative treatment, aiming to reduce his suffering and maintain his life for about three months. Based on the thoughts of Shen Boan and Luo Qingguo, they didn't want to further distress Luo Qinghe and decided on the conservative treatment plan. However, due to the consideration of Shen Juan and Luo Qinghe's relationship, Shen Boan told Shen Juan the truth and let him make the final decision. Shen Juan's mood was terrible; he didn't want to accept this outcome, but he had to make a choice. He also had to sign off on his uncle's treatment plan. Looking at the increasingly frail Luo Qinghe in the hospital bed, he recalled the experiences he had shared with his uncle. When he accidentally broke a ceramic cup as a child, he tried to repair it but couldn't succeed. His uncle used the example to persuade him that all things in the world must go through life and death, and he should learn to let go. Faced with this choice for his uncle, he hoped to find answers from Luo Qinghe.

Lin Yujing wanted to contact Shen Juan since leaving without a word wasn't right. She tried to get Lin Zhi to contact Meng Weiguo under the pretext of needing to retrieve her notebook. This way, she could find an excuse to contact Shen Juan. However, Lin Zhi saw through her plan and pointed out that the school she currently attended had better faculty and teaching standards than Liying Cherry Blossom High School. Lin Yujing's plan couldn't be executed, leaving her disappointed.

Shen Juan ultimately decided to sign the consent form for conservative treatment. He wanted to spend more time accompanying his uncle on his final journey. Seeing Shen Juan looking so crestfallen, Luo Qingguo wanted to console him. However, Shen Boan held Luo Qingguo back, stating that Shen Juan was now an adult and needed to handle this on his own.

Wang Yiyang and He Songnan were concerned when Shen Juan didn't attend school for a while. They brought his books and assignments to Qinghe Silver Jewelry and unexpectedly met Shen Boan there. Shen Boan thanked them for keeping Shen Juan company.

Shen Juan accidentally saw the essay "Farewell" that Lin Yujing had written in her Chinese textbook. He then realized that the reason for Lin Yujing's poor Chinese grade was that she hadn't turned in her essay. The essay depicted her feelings about parting with him. She eagerly anticipated their reunion and the realization of their promise: to both get into Pucheng University together. Shen Juan's sadness couldn't be contained; tears flowed uncontrollably, representing his longing for Lin Yujing.

Lin Yujing devoted all her energy to studying and consistently ranked first. Both Lin Zhi and her teachers were very satisfied. Since her mother confiscated her phone, Lin Yujing couldn't remember Shen Juan's number. She used her memory to try various combinations and visited a public telephone booth to try calling him one by one. On the other side, during Luo Qinghe's funeral, Wang Yiyang and others bid their final farewell. Nie Xinghe was there too, waiting until everyone had left before paying his respects. He Songnan handed him Shen Juan's bag and mentioned that there had been a phone call. Shen Juan immediately returned the call. Unfortunately, Lin Yujing was unable to answer due to her mother's arrival, so she left, teeth clenched.

Shen Boan brought his son to pay respects to Shen Juan's mother, Luo Qinghua. He felt he had neglected his wife and son due to work and wanted to make up for it. He reminded Shen Juan that studying was most important at the moment. They could consider the jewelry store after the college entrance exams. He would cover the rent for the store during these two years. Shen Juan found his words reasonable and nodded in agreement.

After bidding farewell to his father, Shen Juan organized the items in the jewelry store and returned to the classroom. Liu Fujiang led the applause to welcome him back, and his classmates also gave enthusiastic applause. In the days that followed, though Shen Juan and Lin Yujing were far apart, they both worked tirelessly toward their common promise. When the college entrance exam results were announced, both of them were excited.

Episode 13 Recap

Lin Yujing scored 721 points on her exams, a score that was enough to stand out among the crowd. Domestic universities were open for her to choose from. Lin Zhi was delighted when she saw the results. She had already discussed it with Lin Yujing's teacher and suggested that she apply for the Finance Department at Peking University. However, this wasn't Lin Yujing's best choice. She had been yearning for her promise with Shen Juan, and Pucheng University was the school she wanted to attend. Lu Yao guessed Lin Yujing's thoughts. After they met, they talked about university matters. Lu Yao was planning to study abroad, and he advised Lin Yujing to follow her heart's desire. After all, her future life would be written by her. Lu Yao's words deeply moved Lin Yujing, and she was determined to be herself.

According to her own wishes, Lin Yujing applied for the Finance Department at Pucheng University. When the admission letter arrived, Lin Zhi's expression changed, annoyed by the decision. Lin Yujing insisted that the Finance Department at Pucheng University was just as good as Peking University. At this point, Lin Zhi had no choice but to yield to her daughter's decision. It was Lin Yujing's first victory in her competition with her mother.

As the new school year approached, Lin Yujing arrived at Pucheng University for enrollment. She was determined to find Shen Juan. After enrolling, she went to the Physics Department to look for him. Meanwhile, Shen Juan was also searching for Lin Yujing. In the process of searching, they passed each other. Lin Yujing even went to the boys' dormitory to search but still couldn't find him. Just then, it started pouring rain. Lin Yujing tried to find shelter with her luggage but stumbled due to the heavy suitcase. Just when she felt helpless, Shen Juan, who was also looking for her, appeared out of nowhere, holding an umbrella over her head. She turned to see Shen Juan, whom she had longed for day and night. Despite having so much to say, her words turned into silence at this moment. She could only let Shen Juan take her back to the dormitory.

Back in the dormitory, Shen Juan asked Lin Yujing why she came to Pucheng University. Lin Yujing mentioned that she hadn't forgotten their initial promise. Shen Juan didn't say much, only asking if she should say something to him. Lin Yujing understood what he meant, but she still couldn't say it. Instead, she offered him snacks he liked and invited him to join her, Xu Ruyi, and He Songnan for a hotpot dinner that evening. Shen Juan didn't reply.

Unexpectedly, Lin Yujing encountered Gu Xia in the dormitory. The long-lost meeting led to a closer relationship between the two former unfriendly classmates. Gu Xia introduced the dormitory situation to Lin Yujing, including themselves, another roommate nicknamed "Little Mushroom," and a commuter student. That night, Lin Yujing treated He Songnan and Xu Ruyi to a hotpot dinner, but Shen Juan, whom she had been waiting for, didn't show up. Seeing her disappointment, He Songnan approached Lin Yujing and reminded her that if the mountain won't come to you, you should go to the mountain. This implied that she should take the initiative to approach Shen Juan and clear up any misunderstandings. Lin Yujing was moved by his words.

After their roommate Little Mushroom returned, she asked Gu Xia and Lin Yujing to vote for Shen Juan. She was quite interested in the high school gossip about Shen Juan. Upon hearing that Lin Yujing was Shen Juan's former desk mate, she was shocked. When she heard rumors that Lin Yujing was Shen Juan's ex-girlfriend, Lin Yujing blushed and denied it vehemently, although she felt relieved and content inside. The next day, because of a sudden matter, Little Mushroom couldn't go to the movies. Gu Xia proposed that Lin Yujing invite Shen Juan to go together and explain the misunderstanding between them. Lin Yujing saw this as a good opportunity, though she worried Shen Juan wouldn't agree. To her surprise, Shen Juan responded immediately, and they went to the movies together. She intended to apologize and explain her past actions, but the Bollywood movie they watched left no time for a serious conversation.

Dejectedly, Lin Yujing returned to the dormitory. Gu Xia approached her and asked what happened. She analyzed the situation and encouraged Lin Yujing to face the situation boldly. She advised her not to dodge the issue and be straightforward. The following day, Lin Yujing bought breakfast and milk tea, hoping to make up with Shen Juan. However, Shen Juan felt this wasn't the right way to reconcile. Lin Yujing scratched her head in frustration. That night, the four roommates went out to sing and celebrate. They forced Lin Yujing to drink alcohol. With the help of alcohol, Lin Yujing mustered the courage to video call Shen Juan and ask for his forgiveness. She mentioned wanting to discuss things further at the jewelry store.

Shen Juan realized Lin Yujing had drunk too much and guessed that she would go to the jewelry store. He rushed to the store, finding the door open but no sign of Lin Yujing. Anxiously searching, he finally found her in a corner. He helped the intoxicated Lin Yujing, who explained the reasons for her abrupt departure in the past. She wanted to contact him but her mother had taken away her phone. Shen Juan assured her that he wasn't angry, understanding that she must have had her reasons for not contacting him. With the influence of alcohol, Lin Yujing expressed how much she missed him and fell asleep with her head on Shen Juan's shoulder. Shen Juan held her, feeling incredibly happy.

Episode 14 Recap

Early the next day, Lin Yujing woke up from her dream and found herself lying in the dormitory. She and Gu Xia were both thirsty and wanted water. Little Mushroom had prepared honey water for them. She told Lin Yujing that Shen Juan had brought her back to the dormitory last night. Lin Yujing then remembered the scene from last night and felt a bit embarrassed. At that moment, Fu Mingxiu sent a message saying he was already downstairs. Lin Yujing quickly tidied up and went down to meet him. Fu Mingxiu complained that she disappeared after sending him the message about getting into Pudong University. Lin Yujing had to playfully use a coy manner to explain. Fu Mingxiu brought her oranges. Unexpectedly, Lin Yujing saw Shen Juan approaching from the other side. Due to the awkwardness of last night when she confessed while being drunk, Lin Yujing quickly used Fu Mingxiu as a cover to hide herself, then turned and ran back to the dormitory, making Fu Mingxiu think she was acting strange.

Lin Yujing answered a call from Shen Juan, who said he couldn't say much over the phone. To her surprise, Shen Juan was standing behind her. He told Lin Yujing to hide better next time, indicating that he had noticed she was avoiding him. In the evening, Lin Yujing messaged Shen Juan, asking if he had an ideal type. Shen Juan learned from He Songnan that this was Lin Yujing's way of indirectly confessing to him.

Shen Juan's handsome appearance made him the object of admiration for many female classmates. Little Mushroom and Gu Xia were worried about Lin Yujing, but she remained stubborn, saying she would be happy if Shen Juan had a girlfriend and would even celebrate with firecrackers. Unexpectedly, Shen Juan overheard their conversation. Shen Juan and Lin Yujing coincidentally met at a convenience store and had a pleasant conversation. Lin Yujing forgot to buy yogurt for Gu Xia and Little Mushroom. Back in the dormitory, Little Mushroom informed her that she had found a bracelet in Shen Juan's pocket while checking out at the store. It was a women's bracelet, which they speculated might be a gift for someone. Gu Xia thought their presence might have interfered with Lin Yujing's progress.

The freshman basketball match between the Finance Department and the Physics Department was underway. Lin Yujing's roommates teased her about whom she should cheer for. Lin Yujing, although not saying anything, arrived early at the stadium looking beautiful. Female classmates around her commented like infatuated fans about Shen Juan's handsomeness. However, Shen Juan's eyes were fixed on Lin Yujing. Before going on the court, he handed his jacket to Lin Yujing, saying he wanted to see whom she would cheer for. The result was predictable. Lin Yujing seemed like a traitor to the Finance Department. The finance students gave her strange looks. Gu Xia and Little Mushroom came to support Lin Yujing. The Physics Department won by a large margin. Little Mushroom handed a bottle of water to Lin Yujing to give to Shen Juan. However, on the way, they saw the Physics Department's beauty, Zhu Xuejie, giving water to Shen Juan first. Onlookers speculated about a potential romance between the two. Upset, Lin Yujing turned and walked away, leaving Shen Juan confused until he realized he had the water in his hand.

After comforting Lin Yujing, Little Mushroom and Gu Xia, her mood improved somewhat. However, when they went out to eat, they saw Shen Juan and Zhu Xuejie together again. This time, Shen Juan even gave Zhu Xuejie the bracelet and helped her put it on. This pushed Lin Yujing's limits, and she returned to the dormitory in a huff. Gu Xia called Shen Juan to explain the situation, and he realized that Lin Yujing had misunderstood him. Unable to reach her by phone, he messaged her to meet up. He took her back to Liyun Middle School, where they reminisced about their past moments together, which gradually lifted Lin Yujing's mood.

They reached the rooftop together, where Shen Juan explained that the bracelet was asked of him by He Songnan to repair for Zhu Xuejie. The water delivery on the field was Zhu Xuejie's idea to establish contact beforehand. With the truth revealed, Lin Yujing's attitude changed immediately. She asked Shen Juan what he had said to her when she was drunk that day. Shen Juan admitted he missed her a lot. Lin Yujing indirectly confessed and asked if he needed a girlfriend. Shen Juan grasped her hand and said that he should be the one to make the confession. Then, he sealed their relationship with a sweet kiss.

When it was time to part, Shen Juan told Lin Yujing that due to his uncle's passing and the need to prepare for the college entrance exam, the silver jewelry store had closed. Lin Yujing comforted him, saying she would spend more time with him in the future to make up for the lost time. Shen Juan joked about recording their conversations for future use in arguments. Upon returning to the dormitory, Lin Yujing saw Li Wenwen, who was sad because her boyfriend cheated on her. Worried that her relationship with Shen Juan might upset Li Wenwen, Lin Yujing called Shen Juan and told him not to announce their relationship for the time being. She assured him that she wouldn't make him wait too long.

Episode 15 Recap

Shen Juan felt somewhat disappointed about Lin Yujing's suggestion to delay announcing their relationship, but since Lin Yujing insisted, he didn't want to push the matter further and decided to go along with her plan. The next day, Little Mushroom and Gu Xia were discussing elective courses in their dorm. After getting Li Wenwen's approval, Little Mushroom intended to write a post about her experience and share it on the campus forum to remind fellow female students to be cautious of toxic men. Gu Xia warned her not to cause trouble, but Little Mushroom reassured her that she would use a pseudonym. She also planned to gather more information from Lin Yujing about her and Shen Juan to include in the post to ensure things went smoothly.

At this point, Shen Juan and Lin Yujing, in order to avoid the public eye, began a secret relationship. They even chose to attend elective courses at an internet cafe. Shen Juan went to great lengths to spend more time with Lin Yujing, even selecting courses like flower arranging and tea art, which amused Lin Yujing. While Lin Yujing was interested in shooting, it seemed to touch on a sensitive topic for Shen Juan. She chose basketball instead. Back at home, Shen Juan came across items he had used during shooting practice, and he couldn't help but feel nostalgic. Eventually, he closed the door and left.

Wang Yiyang became engrossed in live streaming, feeling discouraged due to low viewership. When He Songnan tried to help, he discovered that one of Wang Yiyang's videos had a high number of views. Wang Yiyang attributed this to Shen Juan's presence, which reminded him of a moment when he secretly live-streamed Shen Juan after he arrived. This quickly boosted his popularity. The next day, Wang Yiyang called Shen Juan and informed him that they had become a hot topic on the campus forum, even being labeled as a scumbag. Shen Juan didn't care much and passed the message on to Lin Yujing, hoping to speed up the process of officially announcing their relationship.

Gu Xia and Little Mushroom were unaware that Lin Yujing and Shen Juan were already together. They planned to use the guitar club's recruitment event to catch Shen Juan's attention and accelerate his pursuit of Lin Yujing. They dressed up Lin Yujing and took her to the event, even sharing pictures of her with the guitar club members on social media. Wang Yiyang saw this and immediately informed Shen Juan. Initially, Shen Juan didn't pay much attention, but after some thought, he decided to go to the event. Amid the encouragement from Gu Xia, Little Mushroom, and others, Lin Yujing was pushed onto the stage. She was asked to sing a song, and though she was hesitant at first, she changed her mind upon seeing Shen Juan in the distance and agreed to perform.

Holding a guitar, Lin Yujing sang a song she had written for Shen Juan, titled "Daydream." Shen Juan was deeply moved by her performance, and the beautiful melody earned applause from the audience. After bidding farewell to her roommates, Lin Yujing stayed to accompany Shen Juan. They played the guitar together and sang the same song Lin Yujing had performed during the day, immersed in a romantic atmosphere.

Lin Yujing chose a shooting course as her elective. Full of confidence, she entered the practice range, but after a morning of practice, she couldn't hit a single target. This left her incredibly disappointed. Shen Juan waited outside the shooting range and, seeing her dejected expression, comforted her with a smile, saying that practice would make her better. At that moment, the shooting course instructor, Rong Huai, came out. He had been Shen Juan's junior on the shooting team. Upon learning that Shen Juan had quit shooting, he was puzzled. Shen Juan didn't explain why and simply stated that he had moved on. He then took Lin Yujing's hand and left.

In order to help Gu Xia develop, her father arranged an internship at a law firm for her. Anxious, she rushed to report for duty, only to discover that her supervising attorney was Fu Mingxiu. Unbeknownst to her, Fu Mingxiu was Lin Yujing's older brother. Fu Mingxiu instructed Gu Xia to complete her internship formalities first before assigning her tasks. However, Gu Xia had forgotten her ID card, so Fu Mingxiu used that as an excuse not to give her any assignments. Gu Xia had no choice but to ask Lin Yujing to urgently bring her ID card so she could start working.

Upon learning about Shen Juan's situation, Rong Huai was determined to get him back into shooting. He first went to find the coach of Pu University's shooting team, Coach Dong, who was Shen Juan's senior. Coach Dong was concerned that Shen Juan had quit for four years and might not be able to regain his skills, but Rong Huai believed in Shen Juan's exceptional talent and was sure he could make a comeback. Rong Huai approached Shen Juan to convince him, but Shen Juan wasn't interested in continuing. Lin Yujing overheard their conversation and encouraged Shen Juan to pursue his dreams. Even if he didn't succeed, he wouldn't have regrets.

Episode 16 Recap

Gu Xia was assigned by Fu Mingxiu to deliver packages to clients. She worked diligently all afternoon, only to find out that all the client addresses were available on the backend, and she just needed to print them out. She had spent the whole afternoon on a five-minute task, and this infuriated Gu Xia. In the evening, she returned to the dorm in a somewhat disheveled state, her feet blistered. Lin Yujing approached to express concern, and Gu Xia vented her frustration about Fu Mingxiu. She believed he looked down on her. Lin Yujing advised her to return, but Gu Xia insisted on confronting Fu Mingxiu.

Wang Yiyang was busy with live streaming when he came across gossip rumors about Shen Juan from his fans. He immediately contacted the poster, Little Mushroom, to arrange a meeting, claiming he had also been deceived by a scumbag before and now wanted to expose him thoroughly. However, when they met, both were surprised. They decided to invite everyone for a meal to clarify things. Lin Yujing didn't want to reveal the truth directly and prepared a script for Shen Juan to follow. Reluctantly, Shen Juan complied.

At the dinner table, Wang Yiyang and Little Mushroom argued. Wang Yiyang firmly stated that Shen Juan and Lin Yujing had a sibling-like relationship and that the romantic claims were baseless. He prevented further conflict and recited the script Lin Yujing had written for him. To everyone's surprise, the content of the script was exactly what Shen Juan wanted to express. Wang Yiyang was taken aback, and Gu Xia and Little Mushroom were happy for Lin Yujing. Lin Yujing herself couldn't help but laugh.

Finally, Shen Juan and Lin Yujing could openly be together. After Lin Yujing finished her shooting class, Shen Juan picked her up. Rong Huai hadn't given up on persuading Shen Juan and insisted on having dinner together. Shen Juan knew his intentions well and firmly told him that he had moved on from that past and asked Rong Huai not to disturb him anymore. However, Rong Huai was determined. He started working on Lin Yujing, believing she could change Shen Juan. He mentioned Shen Juan's impressive history – he started rapid shooting at the age of 12, joined the provincial team at 15, and was selected for the National Youth Olympic Team at 16. Despite the chance to shine on the Olympic stage, he had given it all up. Lin Yujing promised to consider his words.

Meng Weiguo called Lin Yujing, asking her to come home for dinner over the weekend. Unable to refuse, Lin Yujing visited his home. To her surprise, Meng Weiguo's friend, Uncle Wang, was also there. Seeing Lin Yujing's excellence, Uncle Wang considered introducing her to his son. Lin Yujing immediately told her father that she already had a boyfriend. The situation became awkward, and Guan Xiangmei quickly stepped in to smooth things over.

When Shen Juan came to pick up Lin Yujing, Meng Weiguo sent her a video call since she hadn't responded to his messages. He wanted her to meet Uncle Wang's son. Annoyed, Lin Yujing heard Shen Juan in the background and suddenly, he appeared on the screen, startling Meng Weiguo. Shen Juan warned Lin Yujing not to associate with dubious individuals. Annoyed by his lecture, Lin Yujing hung up the call. Shen Juan pretended to be jealous, and Lin Yujing kissed him to reassure him.

That night, Lin Yujing remembered Rong Huai's words. She began searching for information about Shen Juan's past achievements. She decided to help Rong Huai persuade Shen Juan to pursue his dreams. The next day, when she tried to earnestly talk to Shen Juan, he took her to a silver jewelry store instead, saying he planned to reopen the shop. Lin Yujing had to postpone her persuasion. Wang Yiyang and He Songnan also came to help. They counted the items from the previous jewelry store, and Lin Yujing unexpectedly found a silver bracelet with a mysterious origin.

Episode 17 Recap

Nie Xinghe arrived at the silver jewelry store alone and went to the room upstairs with Star River Lighting. He recalled being bullied by neighboring children when he was a child and how Luo Qinghe had stopped him from seeking revenge and brought him home. Seeing that this place had been abandoned for a long time, Nie Xinghe decided to rent the shop. However, the real estate agent informed him that the tenant had just been there and was preparing to open for business.

Lin Yujing accompanied Shen Juan in moving things to the silver jewelry store. Shen Juan hung the sign for Qinghe Silver Jewelry outside. Lin Yujing reminisced about when she first met Shen Juan and shared that it wasn't at the silver jewelry store but in her father's car. She saw him carrying the Qinghe Silver Jewelry sign by the car and even bid farewell to Meng Weiguo's car. It seemed their connection ran deep. When Shen Juan went out to buy something, Nie Qinghe arrived at the store. He claimed to be the true owner of the shop, as he was Luo Qinghe's disciple. He provocatively asked Lin Yujing if she wanted to know about Shen Juan's hidden past, insinuating that Shen Juan had killed his uncle. Sensing his hostility, Lin Yujing tried to kick him out of the store.

When Shen Juan returned and saw Nie Xinghe, he immediately tried to attack him. Lin Yujing intervened and prevented Shen Juan from harming Nie Xinghe. Nie Xinghe continued to accuse Shen Juan of killing Luo Qinghe, causing Shen Juan great distress. Eventually, Shen Juan let Nie Xinghe go. Afterward, Shen Juan confided in Lin Yujing, reopening his emotional wounds. He revealed that his parents had gone to Africa for charity work, and his mother left him with his uncle. Since then, he had lived with his uncle, who taught him silversmithing. Recognizing Shen Juan's exceptional talent in crafting silver jewelry, his uncle promised him the Qinghe Silver Jewelry legacy and turning it into a century-old shop.

Nie Xinghe's mother passed away, and his father fled due to debts. He relied on his grandmother for support, and he often got bullied by neighborhood kids. His uncle took him to the shop, providing him a semi-adoptive arrangement and teaching him the craft of silver jewelry making. Everything was peaceful until Shen Juan unexpectedly took an interest in shooting and progressed to the provincial team. His uncle didn't stop him, recognizing Shen Juan's genuine passion. During a national championship, Shen Juan invited his uncle to watch, but his uncle didn't show up. After the competition, Shen Juan called his uncle and learned that he had forgotten. Luo Qinghe rushed over in the rain to console Shen Juan and had an accident three kilometers from the competition venue. Although Shen Juan won the national championship, he quit shooting due to guilt. Shen Juan found his uncle's phone and discovered their messages were deleted. The only person who could have known his uncle's phone password and deleted messages was Nie Xinghe. Shen Juan confronted Nie Xinghe and gave him a beating. Shen Juan faced consequences and was suspended from school for a year.

Upon learning all of this, Lin Yujing felt deep sympathy for Shen Juan. She realized that Shen Juan hadn't truly given up on shooting. She decided to help him fulfill his wish, starting with reopening the silver jewelry store. When she saw news about a marketing competition at school, she gathered a group of people to promote the store through the competition. Everyone agreed, and they worked together tirelessly. After hearing about the competition, Nie Xinghe brought something that Luo Qinghe had given him previously.

With everyone's efforts, they reached the final round of the competition. Shen Juan planned to visit his hometown over the weekend to see his uncle's previous works and potentially gain an edge in the final round. Rong Huai approached Lin Yujing to discuss persuading Shen Juan. Shen Juan overheard their conversation and got somewhat angry. Lin Yujing patiently explained, but Shen Juan insisted that this was his boundary. He didn't want Lin Yujing to interfere too much.

Lin Yujing dressed up and prepared to visit Shen Juan's hometown. Shen Juan arrived late due to a ticket machine issue, and Lin Yujing thought he was truly angry with her. Luo Qingguo warmly welcomed their arrival. Lin Yujing found the place beautiful but heard strange sounds at night. She worried about mice but couldn't find any. At that moment, Shen Juan knocked on her door.

Episode 18 Recap

Shen Juan brought fruits to Lin Yujing's room. As he was leaving, he heard unusual sounds in her room and noticed her uneasy expression. He took out his notebook, claiming he had some professional work to do and wanted to stay in her room for a while longer. Lin Yujing understood that he was trying to accompany her. Watching his figure as he left, Lin Yujing felt a warm sensation in her heart and unknowingly fell asleep.

Early the next morning, Shen Juan inquired with his elder uncle about where to buy rat poison. He was concerned that Lin Yujing wouldn't sleep well due to the previous night's disturbance. Luo Qingguo retrieved the wooden bowl that Luo Qinghe had used to fool the young Shen Juan and told Lin Yujing the story of the Rat King. He claimed that if she placed offerings in the bowl and put it outside her door before sleeping, the rats wouldn't come, and there would be small flowers in the bowl the next day. Lin Yujing saw through this children's tale, but Shen Juan had to admit that after Luo Qinghe told him the story, he was no longer afraid of rats.

Shen Juan and Lin Yujing searched together for things left by Luo Qinghe. Shen Juan unexpectedly found his uncle's diary and was grateful to Lin Yujing since this diary was meaningful to him. He shared some of the events from that time with Lin Yujing. Seeing the pen and the encouraging words Luo Qinghe had left in the diary, Shen Juan couldn't control his emotions and walked away. That night, Lin Yujing put the fruits brought by the elder uncle into the wooden bowl and placed it outside her door before sleeping. She slept soundly, and the next morning, two small wildflowers had indeed appeared in the bowl. Lin Yujing knew it was Shen Juan's doing.

They returned to Pucheng and prepared thoroughly for the competition. When it was Lin Yujing's turn to present, Wang Yiyang rushed in with a top-scoring mooncake, insisting that she eat it to secure first place. Lin Yujing used the wooden bowl as her first exhibit, sharing the creative concept behind Qinghe Silver Jewelry and explaining the purpose and intention of the exhibition. Her presentation was well received. While they didn't win first place, they received a special award and the opportunity to showcase in a small gallery.

In the end, Lin Yujing wanted to double-check the next day's exhibition details. Seeing Shen Juan lost in thought while looking at his uncle's diary, she noticed a drawing that matched a finished silver piece at Shen Juan's home. It seemed to be a gift from Luo Qinghe to Shen Juan. Shen Juan hurriedly brought Lin Yujing home and found a silver bracelet, along with a USB drive inside. The USB drive contained a video message from Luo Qinghe to Shen Juan, apologizing for neglecting his feelings and urging him to pursue his dreams. Shen Juan watched his uncle's encouragement in tears, and Lin Yujing consoled him. In the end, Shen Juan understood that his uncle also wished for him to persevere and achieve his dreams.

The next day, during a press conference, Shen Juan faced questions from journalists. He expressed his determination to make changes and strive for his ideals. The crowd cheered, and Lin Yujing was moved to tears. Shen Juan asked Lin Yujing to accompany him in closing Qinghe Silver Jewelry. Soon after they left, Nie Xinghe obtained the house keys from the real estate agency.

Shen Juan packed his belongings and arrived at Puda Shooting Team. The coach brought up his past decision to give up and expressed doubt about whether he could stay committed to his future. Shen Juan responded by urging the coach to observe his actions. The coach brought out the shooting equipment and offered Shen Juan a chance, but Shen Juan had to prove himself. Despite his preparation, Shen Juan kept seeing Luo Qinghe's image, which made it hard for him to concentrate. His performance yielded only one hit out of five, disappointing the teammates who came to watch. The coach wasn't optimistic either. Upon receiving a message from Rong Huai, Lin Yujing hurriedly arrived at the scene and saw a despondent Shen Juan in the shooting range.

Episode 19 Recap

Lin Yujing walked into the shooting range with a worried expression and saw Shen Juan looking a bit down on the side. She hurriedly approached to comfort him. Shen Juan complained about Rong Huai, saying that if his message delivery speed could match the shooting speed, he would have joined the shooting team long ago. He told Lin Yujing that he wasn't so fragile and that the coach had promised him a trial opportunity, which would take place in two weeks. Coach Dong reminded Shen Juan that he had been away from the competition for four years. While he had exceptional talent, four years was enough time for hardworking team members to surpass him. The coach advised him to give up, but Shen Juan had made up his mind. He requested the coach to give him another chance to prove himself.

Upon learning the situation, Wang Yiyang and He Songnan were thrilled. Wang Yiyang insisted on celebrating with hotpot, but Shen Juan mentioned that he had only gained a trial opportunity and there was nothing to celebrate yet. Lin Yujing stepped in to find a compromise, suggesting a small gathering to celebrate this step, with a bigger feast once Shen Juan officially joined the team. Two weeks of preparation time wasn't sufficient for Shen Juan, who hadn't touched a gun in four years. Lin Yujing encouraged him to focus on training while she would take care of studying and providing nutrition.

Fu Mingxiu assigned Gu Xia to help with invoicing in the finance department. Drawing from her previous experience with sending packages, Gu Xia asked if there was anything specific she needed to know in advance. Fu Mingxiu understood her concern and assured her it was just about pasting invoices with no special instructions. Following the finance manager's guidance, Gu Xia meticulously organized and posted each invoice. She discovered discrepancies between Attorney Chen's reimbursement receipts and the declarations, noticing several invoices from the same company. She immediately informed the finance manager and was praised for her diligence, asked to submit the issue herself.

Boosted by the praise, Gu Xia brought some barbecue to Lin Yujing and Xiao Mogu (Little Mushroom). She mentioned her achievements at the law firm today, and Lin Yujing naturally offered words of praise. Xiao Mogu saw Lin Yujing choosing courses and heard that she was attending a physics class on behalf of Shen Juan. Worried about her own studies, Xiao Mogu suggested that Lin Yujing's courses might suffer, but Lin Yujing dismissed the concern, stating that Shen Juan's matter was her priority. The next morning, Lin Yujing accompanied Shen Juan to the shooting range, leaving his phone behind to avoid distractions during training. Based on what Xiao Mogu had said about men's phones containing secrets, she had Shen Juan clean it up. Shen Juan generously shared his phone password, welcoming Lin Yujing to check it anytime.

Curious about the significance of Shen Juan's phone password "0927," Lin Yujing blushed when he hinted at its meaning. It turned out to be the anniversary of their first kiss. Attending the physics class, Lin Yujing learned from Sun Mingchuan that Shen Juan had already informed the teacher, so she didn't need to mark attendance for him. Lin Yujing decided to make the most of it and went through Shen Juan's phone. Inside were sweet photos of the two of them, prompting her to smile happily.

Coach Dong brought in a physical trainer to test Shen Juan's fitness and provided a supplementary training plan. He also tried to persuade Shen Juan to give up. In reality, Coach Dong had a tough exterior but a kind heart; his goal was to toughen Shen Juan up and get him back on track. Under Lin Yujing's coordination, her logistics team with Wang Yiyang and He Songnan continuously provided supplies to Shen Juan. Touched by their support, Shen Juan's training became more dedicated. Two weeks passed quickly, and it was time for the trial. Several people came to cheer for Shen Juan, and Rong Huai explained the details to them. Rapid fire shooting required not only shooting bullets in a short time but also hitting a very small target, about one-fifth the size of a coin, and scoring above 9.7 points. Fortunately, Shen Juan's foundation was solid. He overcame distractions and secured the top spot in the trial, successfully joining the Pu University shooting team. Wang Yiyang and the others cheered, and before parting ways in the dormitory, Lin Yujing gave Shen Juan a kiss. Shen Juan officially began his journey back to the shooting team.

Attorney Chen called Gu Xia into the office and explained the situation with the invoices, asking her to make immediate changes. Feeling a bit overwhelmed, Gu Xia received support from Fu Mingxiu, who advised her to focus on her studies and not get too involved in the workplace too early. Gu Xia happily accepted Fu Mingxiu's advice and after some thought, decided to temporarily leave the law firm and fully immerse herself in theoretical studies.

Episode 20 Recap

Shen Juan was practicing alone in the shooting range when Coach Lei noticed issues with his shooting technique. He pointed out that Shen Juan's first shot was too slow, taking three seconds out of the eight-second window for the first hit. This disrupted the rhythm and stability of subsequent shots. Shen Juan explained that he was using a model gun to simulate the recoil, but Coach Lei interrupted, accusing him of making excuses. In reality, Shen Juan hadn't overcome his psychological issues from four years ago, and intense training was necessary to compensate. Shen Juan suggested using a real gun for training, but the coach didn't respond.

A teammate overheard their conversation and informed everyone about it on the field. Upon learning that Shen Juan was simulating gun recoil to maintain accuracy, Ning Yuan found it astonishing, while Rong Huai expressed confidence in Shen Juan. He believed that Shen Juan, having reached a high level before, still retained his foundation and could return to his peak performance. Lin Yujing bought Shen Juan a high-quality headset, intending to give it to him after carefully packaging it. Gu Xia teased her for going through so much trouble to give a gift, but Lin Yujing explained that it was about creating a sense of ceremony. However, when she arrived at the shooting range, she noticed that Shen Juan's mood wasn't upbeat, so she didn't give him the gift.

Shen Juan moved into the shooting team's dormitory. Possibly due to jealousy, Ning Yuan wasn't optimistic about his future, but Shen Juan didn't mind. He replied that his performance would speak for itself and that he came here not to prove anything. Lin Yujing arranged to meet Shen Juan at the café at 10 p.m., handing over her physics class notes that she had taken for him. Shen Juan was moved and worried that she might be sacrificing her studies for him. Lin Yujing assured him that she would manage things properly and told him to trust her, promising that he could busy himself for now and later, they could spend quality time together.

Gu Xia was worried about her thesis. She had a topic, but she was struggling to get started. Lin Yujing's advice brought her back to reality. Gu Xia immediately contacted Fu Mingxiu, not only to ask about the subject matter but also to get closer to him. Winter break was approaching, and after the final exams, Lin Yujing seemed a bit down. Gu Xia asked if something went wrong in the exams, and Lin Yujing mentioned a problem with attendance for an elective course, causing her trouble. Little Mogu consoled her, saying that even if she failed such electives, she could retake them.

Since the shooting team was participating in the University Games in March, Coach Lei suggested no break during the vacation but granted everyone a five-day leave. Shen Juan wanted to use this time to go out and have fun with Lin Yujing. Before leaving, he asked Coach Lei for permission to use a particular magazine. Seeing Shen Juan's determined gaze, Coach Lei agreed. Although Shen Juan only hit three targets, Coach Lei gave him positive feedback, believing that he had overcome his psychological barriers. He allowed Shen Juan to use real ammunition for training in the future.

Lin Yujing gave the headset to Shen Juan, who expressed his liking for it. He suggested taking her out, but Lin Yujing wasn't sure where to go. She let Shen Juan decide, saying that as long as she was with him, anywhere was fine. Shen Juan asked her to close her eyes and touch the screen of his phone; wherever her hand landed, they would go there. As it turned out, Lin Yujing's hand landed on Xu Ruyi's hometown. They decided to visit that place.

He Songnan's carefully cultivated tomato seedlings were destroyed by the professor's wandering chicken. Frustrated, He Songnan chased the chicken around. If not for the professor valuing that chicken, he might have cooked it. Xu Ruyi wanted to spend the Lunar New Year with her parents in Xiamen. However, getting a train ticket was proving difficult. Lin Yujing immediately informed He Songnan about this, and he easily managed to secure a ticket for Xu Ruyi. In return, Xu Ruyi spent a day with him nearby. Taking this opportunity, He Songnan confessed his feelings to Xu Ruyi, who shyly accepted. Seeing the couple's declaration photo shared in the group, Wang Yiyang felt a pang of jealousy as he was now the only single one among their trio.

Lin Yujing and Shen Juan received a call from Lin Zhi before they left. She urgently asked Lin Yujing to return to Huai City. Forced to change their plans, Lin Yujing returned home. However, she was berated by Lin Zhi for her exam results and accused of going against her initial promise. Lin Zhi even brought up the idea of studying abroad, leaving Lin Yujing furious. She pointed out that her mother had never respected her and only wanted to mold her into someone else. In anger, Lin Yujing left with her luggage. Shen Juan found Lin Yujing, who was feeling low, and took her home. His caring gestures warmed her, slowly melting away the coldness in her heart.

Episode 21 Recap

Shen Juan brought Lin Yujing home and took care of her attentively, helping her alleviate the pain from the conflict with her mother. However, he ended up being punished by Coach Lei for being late to training. Shen Juan was doing shuttle runs on the field, exhausted, when he saw Nie Xinghe standing nearby. Nie Xinghe had harbored resentment towards Shen Juan due to Luo Qinghe's accident. Learning that Shen Juan had returned to the shooting team, he intentionally came to Pucheng University to provoke Shen Juan, questioning how he had the audacity to come back to the team and pursue his so-called dreams. Nevertheless, Shen Juan didn't pay much attention to him.

Lin Yujing noticed that Shen Juan had many round-trip tickets to Huaicheng, realizing that he had visited her several times after she returned. This touched her deeply. Shen Juan explained to her after returning that he found out from their homeroom teacher that she had transferred to Huaicheng No. 1 Middle School, so he secretly visited her. Lin Yujing shared her worries with Shen Juan. She had thought that once she turned eighteen and entered university, she could live the life she wanted, and her mother would change as well. However, during her return to Pucheng, she realized that her mother remained the same. Shen Juan patiently comforted her.

Gu Xia's thesis caught the attention of a professor who advised her to prepare for a paper competition. She thought of seeking help from Fu Mingxiu as a way to strengthen their relationship. Gu Xia went to the law firm to find Fu Mingxiu and encountered him at the door, about to leave. Fu Mingxiu completely ignored her and went straight to meet a client, leaving Gu Xia hurt. She waited at the door until Fu Mingxiu returned from a restaurant. Seeing him a bit tipsy, she helped him with his clothes and bag. When Fu Mingxiu noticed children playing hopscotch on the ground, he joined in enthusiastically. Gu Xia recorded this, finding Fu Mingxiu's innocent side quite amusing.

Early the next morning, Fu Mingxiu found himself lying in his office at the law firm, recalling his excessive drinking from the previous night. At that moment, Gu Xia called and used the recorded video from last night to blackmail Fu Mingxiu into helping her revise her thesis. Otherwise, she threatened to share the video of him being drunk in the work group chat. Helplessly, Fu Mingxiu agreed.

The shooting team prepared for closed training in Jiangcheng, coinciding with the National Games. However, there were only three spots for the men's team rapid-fire event, meaning only three out of six team members could participate. Coach Lei decided to hold an internal competition, with the top three securing training spots. Meanwhile, Lin Zhi received a delivery from Pucheng containing a notice of punishment for Shen Juan. She immediately instructed her subordinates to investigate the matter.

Rong Huai made a bet with the team members that Shen Juan would definitely make it to the top three in the upcoming internal competition. His prediction proved true as Shen Juan overcame difficulties, eased pressure, and advanced from sixth place to third. He was indeed an athlete born for big moments. Coach Lei secretly praised his performance. Lin Yujing wasn't surprised at all by Shen Juan's success. She claimed her sixth sense had already foreseen it. She believed Shen Juan would not only participate in the training but also achieve a good result in the National Games.

Lin Zhi arrived in Pucheng and threw the punishment notice for Shen Juan in Lin Yujing's face, demanding that her daughter immediately break up with Shen Juan. Lin Yujing stood her ground, insisting on continuing her relationship with him. As Lin Zhi left, she suddenly collapsed due to stomach pain. Lin Yujing rushed her to the hospital. When it came time to pay the hospital bill, Lin Yujing hesitated but ultimately called Fu Mingxiu for help.

Episode 22 Recap

After receiving Lin Yujing's call, Fu Mingxiu hurriedly arrived at the hospital. While comforting Lin Yujing, he went to pay the hospital bill. He asked why Shen Juan hadn't come, and Lin Yujing explained that Shen Juan was about to join the training camp. It was his first time participating in the National Games, and she didn't want him to be distracted by this situation.

The doctor called Lin Yujing and Fu Mingxiu into the office and informed them about Lin Zhi's condition. She had a vascular tumor near her liver that had grown large enough to compress her organs, posing a risk of rupture. While it usually wouldn't cause pain, the tumor needed to be removed promptly. However, due to its close connection with a major artery, the surgery carried significant risks. The doctor advised them to prepare themselves mentally.

After waking up, Lin Zhi asked Lin Yujing to request a discharge, as she wanted to return to Huaicheng. Lin Yujing urgently tried to dissuade her, but Lin Zhi insisted she understood her own health condition. Lin Yujing questioned whether her mother had known about her illness all along and had been hiding it. She didn't want to experience a situation where her mother collapsed in front of her due to her health. Lin Zhi warned Lin Yujing that her relationship with Shen Juan was causing her distress, making it impossible for her to focus on the surgery. Lin Yujing's explanations fell on deaf ears, as Lin Zhi claimed to only trust what she saw.

Lin Yujing saw Shen Juan off to the training camp in Jiangcheng. Shen Juan apologized for being caught up in training and neglecting her. During the training camp, he would have half an hour each day to use his phone, allowing them to communicate. Lin Yujing reassured him that she would take care of herself. The group arrived at Jiang University's shooting range, where Coach Hu from Jiang University and Coach Lei were friends and had organized the joint training to give both teams a taste of competition. After introductions, a special welcoming ritual was performed by Jiang University's team. They engaged in a competitive shoot-off, with the top-ranked shooter from each team facing off. The winner would then compete against the second-ranked shooter of the opposing team, and so on, until one team's shooters were all defeated. In the end, all three shooters from Pucheng University were defeated by Wang An from Jiang University. Shen Juan had the best performance, scoring thirteen hits. Seeing this result, Coach Hu felt concerned for Coach Lei, worried that it might affect the morale of Pucheng University's shooting team. Coach Lei, however, remained confident, saying that the final results would determine everything. Afterward, Coach Lei encouraged the team members, urging them to turn their shame into motivation and strive to win in future competitions.

After training, Shen Juan had a conversation with Lin Yujing over the phone. She didn't mention her mother's hospitalization and simply urged Shen Juan to focus on training. After a night of consideration, Lin Yujing decided to lie to her mother in order to get her consent for the surgery. She falsely promised to break up with Shen Juan and explained that she would wait until he returned from the National Games training to address the breakup. Lin Zhi seemed skeptical.

Lin Yujing consulted with Fu Mingxiu about her mother's surgery. Knowing her concerns, Fu Mingxiu recalled that a friend's husband was an expert in this field and had successfully performed similar surgeries. Lin Yujing immediately rushed to Meng Weiguo to request his help. Meng Weiguo explained the difficulties of seeking help in society nowadays, but Lin Yujing reminded him that she had only asked him for help twice in her life. The first time was when she asked her father to let her stay in Pucheng, but he refused. Now she was hoping Meng Weiguo could help her for the sake of her mother. After some consideration, Meng Weiguo decided to discuss the matter with Guan Xiangmei, who agreed to use her connections to approach the expert. Soon, they got a result. Meng Weiguo called Lin Yujing to inform her, and for the first time, Lin Yujing said "thank you" to her father.

During the training camp, there were daily ranking matches. The top five shooters were placed in Group A for the morning matches, while the lower-ranked ones were in Group B for the afternoon matches. The positions were rearranged based on the previous day's results. Shen Juan's hard work paid off, as he improved his ranking from tenth to sixth, putting him in a good position to enter Group A. After the training session, Shen Juan spoke to Lin Yujing over the phone and sensed that something was off. He then called Fu Mingxiu and learned about Lin Zhi's hospitalization. Shen Juan immediately requested leave from Coach Lei, promising to return and put extra effort into training to make it into Group A. Coach Lei agreed to the request.

Lin Zhi unexpectedly discovered that Lin Yujing had contacted Meng Weiguo regarding her surgery. She also suspected that Lin Yujing's claim about breaking up with Shen Juan was a lie. Outraged, she kicked Lin Yujing out of the hospital room. In her state of panic, Lin Yujing looked up to see Shen Juan rushing to the hospital.

Episode 23 Recap

Lin Zhi, upon seeing Shen Juan's arrival, called him into the hospital room to reprimand him. She believed that he had been a distraction to her daughter and that breaking up was the best choice for both of them. Shen Juan didn't dwell on this matter and instead persuaded Lin Zhi to accept Lin Yujing's goodwill and undergo surgery. He shared his own experiences and his perspective on Lin Yujing, describing her love for Lin Zhi and all the things she had done for her. Hearing Shen Juan's words, Lin Zhi was somewhat moved.

After hearing their conversation from outside, Lin Yujing was touched and tears welled up in her eyes. Shen Juan invited her to have a meal with him, and during the meal, Lin Yujing expressed her thoughts. Shen Juan reassured her that everything would turn out well, and Lin Yujing vowed that she wouldn't break up with him no matter what difficulties they faced. After a night of contemplation, Lin Zhi finally agreed to accept Lin Yujing's goodwill and undergo surgery. Shen Juan was experienced in taking care of patients and brought a bunch of things to the hospital to assist with Lin Zhi's recovery. Lin Yujing informed Shen Juan about this positive development, showing that his conversation with Lin Zhi had made an impact. She no longer needed to worry about her mother demanding that she break up with Shen Juan.

Facing a challenge in her thesis, Gu Xia called Fu Mingxiu to vent her frustrations. The legal books he had given her were complex and hard to understand, let alone the resulting discussion topics. She didn't want to trouble Fu Mingxiu every time she encountered a problem. Hearing that Gu Xia was feeling discouraged, Fu Mingxiu quickly intervened, urging her not to give up. Gu Xia changed her mind and decided to organize her questions and seek his advice.

Coach Lei pointed out the problems in Shen Juan's performance and provided personalized guidance to improve his accuracy for the first shot. He also devised a specialized training plan, which Shen Juan strictly followed. Soon, his efforts paid off, and he was promoted to Group A. Gu Xia asked Fu Mingxiu to meet up to discuss her problem. Seeing how seriously Fu Mingxiu talked about the issue made Gu Xia's heart flutter, and she couldn't help but get lost in his captivating side profile. He Songnan called Shen Juan to discuss attending his match, and only then did he learn about Lin Yujing's mother being hospitalized. Xu Ruyi and Gu Xia rushed to the hospital to visit, scolding Lin Yujing for not being a good friend and not informing them about such a significant matter. Lin Yujing was deeply moved.

Tomorrow is the official competition of the National Games. In the final match within the team, Shen Juan intentionally lost to Ning Yuan in the tie-breaker, marking the official end of the training camp. Due to Lin Zhi's surgery conflicting with Shen Juan's competition schedule, Lin Yujing said she would watch Shen Juan's match through live streaming and would cheer for him.

In the team event, Shen Juan achieved an excellent score of forty-eight out of fifty in the second round. Ultimately, he secured the sixth place in the preliminary round. He and Ning Yuan teamed up to enter the individual finals. Pucheng University's team also achieved a commendable third place in the team event. In the subsequent individual finals, nervousness caused Ning Yuan to make mistakes, and he secured the fifth place. Although he achieved his personal best, not winning a medal left him a bit regretful. Wang An and Shen Juan competed for the top three spots. After tying in the first round with three hits each, they entered a tiebreaker. Wang An went first and scored four hits. Shen Juan needed to score at least four hits to advance. In the end, Shen Juan hit five and eliminated Wang An, ultimately winning the individual bronze medal and standing on the podium.

Lin Yujing was extremely excited to see this outcome. Meanwhile, Lin Zhi's surgery was a success. It was a double joy. In the evening, when Lin Yujing went out to clear her mind, she unexpectedly found Shen Juan sleeping on a chair outside the door.

Episode 24 Recap

Gu Xia's thesis received approval from the professor. She acknowledged that she had received guidance from others, but every word from the framework to the content was written by herself, and there was no case of plagiarism. The professor acknowledged the difficulty of a freshman writing such a paper and encouraged her to continue her efforts.

Fu Mingxiu visited the hospital to see Lin Zhi. Just as he was chatting with Lin Yujing, Gu Xia, who had also come to visit Lin Zhi, saw them. Misunderstanding that Fu Mingxiu had feelings for Lin Yujing, Gu Xia used the excuse of deleting a video to invite Fu Mingxiu to a café downstairs. Unsure how to approach the topic, Gu Xia lied that she had read a novel and described the plot, subtly conveying the downsides of interfering in others' relationships. Fu Mingxiu was puzzled, thinking she had read too many romance novels. Gu Xia was about to reveal the truth when she saw Lin Yujing enter the café. Seeing Gu Xia and Fu Mingxiu together, Lin Yujing also found it strange. When Gu Xia called Fu Mingxiu "brother," Lin Yujing was taken aback.

After learning the truth, Gu Xia felt extremely embarrassed. Back in the dormitory, she blamed Lin Yujing for not informing her about her relationship with Fu Mingxiu. Lin Yujing felt wronged too, as she had no idea there would be any connection between Gu Xia and Fu Mingxiu. Little Mushroom thought this CP (couple pairing) was great, and both she and Lin Yujing felt that Gu Xia was interested in Fu Mingxiu. However, Gu Xia refused to admit it. On the other hand, Fu Mingxiu was also uneasy. He called Lin Yujing to inquire if Gu Xia had said anything to her. Lin Yujing said Gu Xia had only praised him. This put Fu Mingxiu's mind at ease.

Shen Juan told Lin Yujing that he had been selected for the provincial team's summer training and would report next week. Lin Yujing congratulated him and expressed her support. Gu Xia changed outfits several times just to meet Fu Mingxiu. She returned the books he had lent her and offered to treat him to a meal as thanks. However, Fu Mingxiu had a meeting to attend, so Gu Xia left first. Seeing heavy rain outside, Fu Mingxiu hesitated but ultimately had another lawyer cover for him at the meeting. He then went to the bus stop with an umbrella to find Gu Xia. They went to a convenience store together. Gu Xia confessed her secret—back in her sophomore year of high school, she had lied to her roommates about going abroad. She believed that by sharing her secret with Fu Mingxiu, he would trust her not to reveal his secret.

Nie Xinghe posted about the incident involving Shen Juan hitting someone. He questioned if shooters couldn't control their emotions and whether holding a gun could pose a threat to society. This post caused a huge uproar. Wang Yiyang and He Songnan were furious. Shen Juan knew that only he and Nie Xinghe were aware of the punishment notice. He realized that Nie Xinghe was behind this. Lin Yujing suddenly recalled her mother receiving a punishment notice, and through Lin Zhi's assistant, she learned that Nie Xinghe had sent it.

Coach Lei brought Shen Juan to his office and informed him that the provincial team had revoked his selection due to the incident. The school also needed time to investigate. During this period, his live-ammunition training would be suspended. Shen Juan understood and accepted the decision. He wouldn't stop his other training during this time. Seeing Shen Juan training so hard by himself, Lin Yujing felt sorry for him. She brought some things to comfort him. Shen Juan wasn't greatly affected, and he didn't want to confront Nie Xinghe.

Nie Xinghe confronted Shen Juan at the school, hoping to see him in a devastated state. To his surprise, Shen Juan remained unfazed, stating that he wouldn't give in to him. Seeing this, Lin Yujing decided to team up with Wang Yiyang and He Songnan to teach Nie Xinghe a lesson. Learning that Nie Xinghe had opened an online store selling silver jewelry using Qinghe Silverware, Lin Yujing saw a way to deal with him.

Shen Juan asked Coach Lei for help. He wanted to make a statement during the investigation. With Coach Lei's assistance, the school decided to give Shen Juan a chance to explain. On the other hand, Lin Yujing, Wang Yiyang, and He Songnan went to the silver jewelry store to hold Nie Xinghe accountable. Lin Yujing questioned why Nie Xinghe had sent Shen Juan's punishment notice to her mother. Nie Xinghe claimed he wanted to show Lin Yujing's mother what kind of person her daughter was dating.

Episode 25 Recap

Lin Yujing sternly warned Nie Xinghe that she understood Shen Juan very well. Shen Juan was an upright person, worthy of her love. He wasn't hiding behind as Nie Xinghe claimed. Nie Xinghe's actions would come at a cost, and before she finished speaking, Nie Xinghe's phone rang. It was the customer service of his online store, asking for documents related to Qinghe Silverware's trademark registration. If he couldn't provide them on time, his store would be canceled.

Shen Juan responded to the investigation team's inquiries, detailing the incident of him hitting someone. He explained that he had grown up with his uncle and had deep feelings for him. When he learned that Nie Xinghe had concealed his competition time and deleted emails, leading to his uncle coming out in the rain, having an accident, and ending up in a vegetative state, he lost his temper and hit Nie Xinghe. However, it was only that one instance. When asked if he could control his emotions, Shen Juan replied that shooting competitions required emotional control; otherwise, he couldn't shoot well. If he couldn't control his emotions, the shooting team wouldn't let him rejoin.

Nie Xinghe asked Lin Yujing if Shen Juan was aware of their actions. Just then, Shen Juan walked in, confirming that it was his decision. He advised Nie Xinghe to return to the right path. He believed that if his uncle were alive, he wouldn't want to see Nie Xinghe in his current state.

In the hospital, Shen Juan helped Lin Yujing with all the arrangements for Lin Zhi's tests, making everything go smoothly. Lin Zhi saw this and was especially moved by what Shen Juan had said that day. She changed her perspective on him, seeing him as someone willing to take responsibility. As a result, she agreed to let her daughter continue dating him and promised not to interfere in their affairs anymore. Lin Yujing was deeply moved and, before sending her mother back to Huai City, asked for a big hug. The mother-daughter bond reached a new level.

Gu Xia pleaded with Lin Yujing to create an opportunity for her to spend time alone with Fu Mingxiu. Lin Yujing happily agreed and called Fu Mingxiu, surprising Gu Xia. However, it turned out that Lin Yujing was only inviting them to have dinner at Fu Mingxiu's house. The next day, Lin Yujing went to Fu's house with a gift. She thanked Guan Xiangmei for helping her mother find a doctor and mentioned the date with Gu Xia to Fu Mingxiu, encouraging him to seize the opportunity.

The family had a pleasant meal together. Afterward, Meng Weiguo took Lin Yujing aside and offered her a bank card as a subsidy for her college expenses. However, Lin Yujing declined, sincerely thanking him for his help with Lin Zhi's surgery.

He Songnan invited Xu Ruyi and her two roommates to dinner. Xu Ruyi noticed that the restaurant was upscale and proposed splitting the bill with He Songnan. He Songnan didn't want to upset her, so he agreed. After dinner, Xu Ruyi wanted to give him money, but He Songnan told her it only cost a little over 300 yuan and advised her not to worry about it. Back in the dorm, her roommates praised He Songnan, making Xu Ruyi realize that the bill might have been quite high. She called the restaurant and learned it totaled over 1,300 yuan. Immediately, she transferred 500 yuan to He Songnan, urging him to accept it and promising to give him the rest once her part-time wages came in.

He Songnan was puzzled by Xu Ruyi's behavior. He complained to Shen Juan while drinking. Shen Juan understood Xu Ruyi's actions and advised He Songnan to consider things from her perspective. Lin Yujing wanted to help Shen Juan relax, so she and Gu Xia suggested some places. Shen Juan chose one, and they went there. Unfortunately, the room they had reserved wasn't available. Instead, the owner offered them a tent on the beach for free.

Lin Yujing arranged to go mountain climbing with Fu Mingxiu. When Gu Xia arrived, Fu Mingxiu immediately understood Lin Yujing's intentions. They climbed the mountain together. Gu Xia insisted on buying a pair of connected heart locks and wrote down their wishes. When Fu Mingxiu wasn't looking, she secretly linked their lock heads together.

Episode 26 Recap

Shen Juan and Lin Yujing played by the seaside all afternoon. In the evening, Lin Yujing packed up the tent. Since it was the first time they were alone like this, Shen Juan felt a bit awkward. In the end, Lin Yujing called out to him, and Shen Juan slowly moved closer. After they both lay down, they wished each other goodnight but couldn't fall asleep. Lin Yujing said she couldn't sleep because she heard the sound of the waves. Shen Juan moved closer, and her uneasy emotions stabilized. Eventually, she snuggled into Shen Juan's arms and fell asleep sweetly.

Early the next morning, Lin Yujing woke up to find Shen Juan staring at her. It made her a little embarrassed. Shen Juan urged her to get up and go mountain climbing to watch the sunrise. Lin Yujing accompanied Shen Juan to watch the sunrise. She told Shen Juan that she used to dislike watching the sunrise because she thought it was the same every day. But since she met Shen Juan, she felt that every day would be different, and they would get closer to Shen Juan's dream. During the day, they did some handcrafting, and Lin Yujing made a silver bird ornament by herself as an accessory for Shen Juan's shooting gun. With Shen Juan's assistance, she finally completed it.

Fu Mingxiu was afraid of heights but reluctantly accompanied Gu Xia on a high-altitude swing. When they came down, their legs were weak. Gu Xia then confessed her feelings to Fu Mingxiu, saying that she liked him and would do her best to pursue him. This startled Fu Mingxiu so much that he twisted his ankle.

Xu Ruyi took a bus to He Songnan's school and asked him to take her to the experimental field. She brought sunflower seeds with her and planted them together with He Songnan. Then she expressed her feelings to He Songnan, saying that although there were many differences between them, she was willing to try being together with him. He Songnan was so excited that he hugged her tightly.

Shen Juan returned to the shooting team, and Rong Huai wanted to hold a welcome ceremony for everyone. However, he found out that Shen Juan had already been training at the shooting range. The confetti cannon that Rong Huai had prepared was still used, covering Coach Lei in colorful ribbons. Shen Juan took the gun Coach Lei handed him and hung the silver bird ornament made by Lin Yujing. At the same time, he made a firm resolution to achieve his dream.

Feng Li found Shen Juan and introduced himself as Luo Qinghe's senior. He wanted to cooperate with Shen Juan to promote Luo Qinghe's silver jewelry. Although he offered very favorable conditions and mentioned mass production, Shen Juan still refused. He believed that mass production was a violation of his uncle's handmade craftsmanship principles. After Feng Li left, he immediately called his lawyer to discuss backup plans.

Since climbing the mountain with Gu Xia, Fu Mingxiu had been distracted. He seriously considered the feasibility of a romantic relationship between them and even created a PowerPoint presentation to highlight the obstacles and problems. He then met with Gu Xia, who had prepared carefully and hoped that Fu Mingxiu would accept her. However, she was surprised when Fu Mingxiu solemnly took out his notebook and used a PowerPoint presentation to explain his perspective. In the end, the result was that they were not suitable for a romantic relationship.

Lawyer Huang gathered Nie Xinghe and Shen Juan and pointed out that the products designed by Feng Li's company under the Hanhai series had obtained intellectual property rights, while Luo Qinghe was accused of plagiarism. Shen Juan pointed out that when the Hanhai series obtained intellectual property rights, his uncle had already become a vegetable, so how could he have plagiarized it? The lawyer was left speechless. At this moment, Feng Li spoke up, using coercion and temptation, attempting to change Shen Juan's mind. However, Shen Juan's determination was unwavering; he would never cooperate with such a person, as it would tarnish his uncle's legacy in the afterlife.

After Shen Juan left, Feng Li recalled the scene when he met Luo Qinghe. They had drinks together, and Luo Qinghe got drunk. Feng Li accidentally saw Luo Qinghe's design sketches and couldn't resist taking photos of them. Nie Xinghe intercepted Shen Juan and questioned him about any undisclosed dealings with Feng Li. Shen Juan had to explain that Feng Li had approached him, wanting to mass-produce his uncle's design products, but he had refused.

Episode 27 Recap

Feng Li had his lawyer send a message, threatening Shen Juan to agree to cooperate with Luo Qinghe's work, or else he would accuse Luo Qinghe of plagiarizing his work. Shen Juan was determined to fight against Feng Li to the end. He couldn't let someone of such low integrity tarnish his uncle's reputation. This time, Nie Xinghe stood on the same side as Shen Juan. Nie Xinghe got into a conflict with the real estate agent over unpaid rent, leaving him in a difficult situation.

A senior from the Marketing department approached Lin Yujing and asked her to help translate some foreign marketing materials from the past. Lin Yujing was a bit worried about whether she could do it well, but the senior mentioned that she had defeated several Marketing department experts in a previous competition, so she believed Lin Yujing's concerns were unnecessary. Lin Yujing agreed with a willingness to try. Just then, the senior received news that there were new developments regarding Luo Qinghe's silver jewelry exhibition, involving accusations of plagiarism that were brought to the school's attention. Lin Yujing immediately called Shen Juan to inquire about it. Shen Juan provided her with detailed information and asked for her help in reaching out to Fu Mingxiu.

Fu Mingxiu promised to help Shen Juan with the lawsuit, emphasizing that the first priority was to find evidence to prove that the Clear River Birds existed before Feng Li's work was registered. Everyone began to work diligently. Lin Yujing was curious about the origin of the Clear River Birds, and Shen Juan began to tell her the story. After his training with the shooting team, Shen Juan had a conflict with Nie Xinghe. His uncle created this series to help them reconcile.

Lin Yujing found a receipt for the purchase of the Clear River Birds, but the handwriting was blurry and hard to decipher. She could only make out the name "Zhou Hang" as the buyer. Shen Juan immediately called Nie Xinghe to inquire, but Nie Xinghe claimed not to know this person. After thorough searching, they finally found the address associated with the pen name "Zhou Hang." Shen Juan and Lin Yujing rushed to the location, but when they arrived, there was no one there. At this moment, Nie Xinghe called and said he had contacted Zhou Hang and found relevant evidence. He asked Shen Juan to come to the Clear River Jewelry store to meet him.

As Nie Xinghe looked at the starry sky decorations made by his master, he recalled the moments he had spent with Luo Qinghe and couldn't help shedding tears. Accidentally, he damaged the starry sky decoration and anxiously tried to repair it. When Shen Juan arrived, he examined the information about Zhou Hang and found it valuable. He immediately took photos and sent them to Fu Mingxiu. Nie Xinghe also shared with Shen Juan how he had purposely prevented Luo Qinghe from attending Shen Juan's competition. Later, he learned from Zhou Hang that Luo Qinghe had already known he was lying but still insisted on going to Reiming. Luo Qinghe returned and gave Nie Xinghe his favorite Reiming cake, indicating that he held an important place in Luo Qinghe's heart.

In truth, Nie Xinghe felt guilty about Luo Qinghe's accident. He had intentionally provoked Shen Juan to make him hit him and thus relieve the pain in his heart, but Shen Juan didn't play along. With Fu Mingxiu's help, Shen Juan emerged victorious in the intellectual property battle. Shen Juan immediately shared this good news with Lin Yujing. However, Lin Yujing was more concerned about restoring Shen Juan and Luo Qinghe's reputation. She reached out to her senior, provided the translated materials, and the senior praised her for doing an excellent job on her first translation.

Shen Juan flipped through the diary left behind by his uncle. It contained his thoughts, feelings, and drawings, which stirred deep emotions in Shen Juan. Eventually, he decided to fulfill his uncle's wish. Previously, Lin Yujing had organized the conversation between Luo Qinghe and Zhou Hang, which included Luo Qinghe's intention to entrust Qinghe Silver Jewelry to Nie Xinghe. Shen Juan returned to the silver jewelry store once more. He first informed Nie Xinghe about winning the lawsuit and then revealed Luo Qinghe's plan to entrust the store to Nie Xinghe. This revelation shocked Nie Xinghe, and he realized that Luo Qinghe genuinely loved him and that not everything revolved around Shen Juan.

Episode 28 Recap

Shen Juan eventually followed his uncle's wishes and entrusted the Clear River Jewelry to Nie Xinghe. Although he felt a bit reluctant, he believed it was the right thing to do. Nie Xinghe contemplated for a long time and decided to temporarily close Clear River Jewelry. He wanted to retrace Luo Qinghe's footsteps and experience his journey to inspire his own creativity.

Lin Yujing saw Gu Xia busy early in the morning. Gu Xia mentioned she was working on something big. Despite her confession being rejected, she admired Fu Mingxiu's stubborn seriousness, and she wouldn't give up easily. Lin Yujing felt relieved, knowing that she genuinely wanted to bring Gu Xia and Fu Mingxiu together. On the other hand, Fu Mingxiu couldn't get Gu Xia out of his mind. He recalled what Lin Yujing had said, urging him to consider whether he truly liked Gu Xia.

Gu Xia sent an email to Fu Mingxiu, but he hadn't had time to read it as he was discussing a case with a client. When Gu Xia went to the law firm's lobby, she saw Fu Mingxiu meeting with a female client. She noticed Fu Mingxiu giving the client a toy egg through the window, which infuriated Gu Xia. She accused Fu Mingxiu of casually giving away toy eggs to others while she cherished the one he had given her. Fu Mingxiu asked her why she had come to see him, and Gu Xia inquired why he didn't have time to read her email. She assumed he had a date and left without waiting for his explanation. Back in his office, Fu Mingxiu read Gu Xia's email carefully. It contained an analysis of the feasibility of their relationship, with Gu Xia presenting her theories. In the end, she argued that they had no objective reasons not to be together.

In a marketing class, the professor asked Lin Yujing some questions about marketing, and her views earned his praise. He commended her for creatively combining shooting with car engine performance. Nie Xinghe met with Lin Yujing and asked her to give the starry sky light to Shen Juan for safekeeping. He also conveyed a message to Shen Juan that he hadn't forgotten his master's words, and Clear River Jewelry would never fail. Lin Yujing asked him why he didn't tell Shen Juan himself, and Nie Xinghe explained that it wasn't necessary. After apologizing for sending something to Lin Zhi, Shen Juan, upon receiving Lin Yujing's relayed message, understood Nie Xinghe's actions. He stored the starry sky light, sealing a chapter of memories.

After careful consideration, Fu Mingxiu decided to accept Gu Xia's pursuit. However, Gu Xia acted a bit spoiled, and while drinking with her friends, she complained incessantly. Fu Mingxiu rushed over, and this time it was Gu Xia who started acting drunk. Fu Mingxiu patiently accompanied her and shared his feelings about parting with his father. He advised Gu Xia to reconsider their relationship. Gu Xia had her determination, and in the end, she hugged Fu Mingxiu and kissed him.

The next morning, Gu Xia found herself in Fu Mingxiu's office, recalling the events of the previous night, feeling embarrassed. Fu Mingxiu assured her that he had informed Lin Yujing and asked her not to worry. Later, Fu Mingxiu took Gu Xia to the mountain they had climbed together. He wanted to reattach the heart-shaped lock and confessed his feelings to Gu Xia, willing to try together with her. He didn't want to miss out on Gu Xia, even if there might be future problems. Gu Xia immediately stopped him, saying they should live in the present.

Episode 29 Recap

Seeing Gu Xia's happy expression, Lin Yujing started asking her about the progress between her and Fu Mingxiu. Gu Xia proudly revealed that she and Fu Mingxiu were now together, and Lin Yujing immediately offered her congratulations. Gu Xia noticed that Lin Yujing was busy applying for the Financial Innovation program. The finance department at Pu University was already highly regarded, and this Financial Innovation program was the cream of the crop. A senior student gave Lin Yujing some good news that the renowned marketing expert Hu Zhongquan would be giving a lecture at the school on Friday. However, Lin Yujing had an exam scheduled for that day, so she expressed her regret.

Ning Yuan received a scholarship from the school to pursue postgraduate studies, which meant he would have to leave the shooting team. Ning Yuan called Shen Juan to explain the situation and proposed handing over the captain's position to him so that he could lead the Pu University shooting team to new heights.

Shen Juan worked overnight to create a whale necklace and took Lin Yujing to an exhibition called "Whale Joy" the next day. While watching a video of whales swimming majestically in the ocean, he presented the necklace to Lin Yujing. He used the whale, a magnificent creature capable of diving into the depths of the ocean to find the other shore or leaping into the sky to see the light, as a metaphor. In his heart, Lin Yujing was like a whale, and he hoped she would create a bright path for her own life.

Upon learning that Lin Yujing wanted to attend Professor Hu Zhongquan's lecture but had a conflict with her exam, Shen Juan decided to attend the lecture on her behalf and record the lecture content. Lin Yujing rushed to the event after completing her exam. During the Q&A session, she asked Professor Hu why he had switched departments despite facing pressure. Professor Hu's answer deeply moved Lin Yujing. Shen Juan provided Lin Yujing with the recorded lecture content, and after careful consideration, Lin Yujing finally realized her dream. She decided to give up the prestigious Finance department and switch to the Marketing major. Shen Juan expressed full support, and Lin Yujing called Lin Zhi to share the news. This time, Lin Zhi gave her the opportunity to make her own choice.

Little Mushroom shared some good news with everyone. Lin Yujing had performed exceptionally well in the Financial Innovation program exam. However, Lin Yujing remained calm and announced her intention to switch departments. Her two roommates felt sorry for her, but it was Lin Yujing's decision, and they could only offer their best wishes. Under Shen Juan's leadership, the shooting team continued to achieve success, adding more trophies to their collection. Shen Juan asked Lin Yujing to bring over the trophies, and Lin Yujing mentioned that she would consider it once she had her own marketing company.

As graduation approached, Lin Yujing had an interview with Professor Hu Zhongquan's marketing team. Shen Juan couldn't accompany her because he had to attend Pu University's shooting team retirement ceremony. Coach Lei organized a retirement ceremony for Shen Juan and others. Some were happy, while others were sad. Shen Juan was officially transferred to the provincial team to start his professional career. On the other hand, Rong Huai, Ning Yuan, and others would be going their separate ways. After the ceremony, Rong Huai felt a bit sentimental, reluctant to part with the sport that had been part of his life for over a decade. However, he quickly adjusted his perspective and decided to continue participating in shooting events as a sports journalist. Someday, he would take pride in Shen Juan's achievements.

Lin Yujing passed her interview but faced a difficult dilemma. The core department of the marketing team was not located in Pucheng but in Huaicheng. This meant that she would be in a long-distance relationship with Shen Juan. Lin Yujing was deeply troubled by this and contemplated whether to tell Shen Juan. In the end, she decided to keep it a secret for the time being.

Episode 30 (Ending) Recap

As graduation season approached, Wang Yiyang faced the prospect of delaying his graduation by a year. When he learned this news after just forming a partnership, he had a falling out with his partner, and his mood took a downturn. He went alone to the street where the Qinghe Silver Jewelry store was located, hoping to reminisce about his past life to relax. However, he received news that the street was scheduled for demolition. Wang Yiyang wanted to gather everyone to discuss the situation, but Shen Juan and He Songnan couldn't make it due to prior commitments. This made Wang Yiyang very angry. Although Lin Yujing was present, Wang Yiyang still felt abandoned by his two friends due to his perceived lack of ability. Lin Yujing could only patiently comfort him.

Wang Yiyang ended up getting drunk. Lin Yujing asked Fu Mingxiu to help escort him back home and then explained the situation to Shen Juan. Shen Juan reassured her not to worry and mentioned that he and He Songnan would talk to Wang Yiyang the next day. The following day, they went to see Wang Yiyang, but he was still upset and refused to answer his phone. They waited for him in front of the dormitory building and tried to persuade him to give up the idea of dropping out. However, Wang Yiyang had his own theories, and Shen Juan stopped He Songnan, advising Wang Yiyang to think it over.

He Songnan inquired about Wang Yiyang's recent situation and learned that Wang Yiyang was feeling quite despondent. They discussed how they could help him and decided to organize a gathering at the silver jewelry store to help improve Wang Yiyang's mood. Xu Ruyi helped He Songnan move to his apartment and even provided him with a guide to the nearby area. He Songnan was touched by this, but soon after, Xu Ruyi received a call from her boss, who scolded her harshly despite it being the weekend and asked her to come back to work. After working overtime, Xu Ruyi returned to the dormitory feeling exhausted. She received a message from her mother, who wanted her to return to her hometown for work, expressing concerns that she might overwork herself. Xu Ruyi was deeply moved and had tears in her eyes.

Shen Juan and He Songnan arrived at Qinghe Silver Jewelry, where they found the place in disarray. They immediately began tidying up. He Songnan was worried that Wang Yiyang wouldn't come, but Shen Juan reassured him, saying that Wang Yiyang had a deep connection to the place, and he believed he would show up. Indeed, Wang Yiyang arrived shortly after. The three of them had a meal together, using hot pot to lighten the mood. He Songnan used his own experience to persuade Wang Yiyang not to give up on his diploma, and Shen Juan supported him. Wang Yiyang shared his own difficult experiences, and his mood gradually improved. Lin Yujing arrived later and listened to their conversation from outside, reminiscing about the memories of their youthful days.

After dinner, Lin Yujing leaned on Shen Juan's shoulder, recalling the scene when she had asked him to repair her bracelet. She mentioned that she was most surprised when she saw Shen Juan in the classroom. She couldn't have imagined that the "big brother" of the society would have any connection to a high school student. She asked Shen Juan about his impression of her back then, and Shen Juan described her as a wounded little animal that he wanted to comfort but was also very stubborn.

Little Mushroom was moving to work at the newspaper, which left Lin Yujing and Gu Xia feeling a bit sad, as parting ways was never easy. When Shen Juan learned from a senior that Lin Yujing would be working in Huaicheng, he pretended not to know and just gave her a warm hug. Then, he escorted her to his provincial team dormitory, where he personally prepared a delicious meal. They shared sweet kisses and went out together to relax. Shen Juan helped Lin Yujing pop balloons, hitting the target every time, and they encouraged each other to cherish their future life.

Graduation photos symbolized the end of one phase of life and the beginning of a new journey. Everyone would soon head to their respective workplaces to write different chapters in their lives and turn their once daydreams into reality.

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