[Jin Medical Hospital]
"Chris, why didn't you attend his proposal?" Sitting while Morris Liu's back was resting against the bed's headboard, he inquired without looking away to his healthy portion of food in front of him.
"Heh…" A faint chuckle escaped the lips of Chris Yu as he looked at the transparent window that gave him the view of the hospital's peaceful healing garden. "I send my regards to him… also, how could I let you be alone right now?" even after saying his last remarks, Chris Yu didn't turn away his gaze from the serene view.
Indeed, although Ethan Lu invited him to his surprise proposal to Lexi, he chose to stay at Morris Liu's side instead of going. Of course, Morris Liu knew Ethan Lu's plan as he already mentioned it to him when the two were alone together.
It was silly of Ethan Lu for mentioning it to Morris Liu, Lexi's former fiance while knowing that he still liked her. However, no matter how ridiculous the idea, Ethan Lu still did it as he wanted for him to let her go. Moreover, saying it to Morris Liu that he would marry Lexi, it was their odd way of showing respect to their friendship.
"Why not?" Taking the glass that was half-filled with water, Morris Liu added. "You don't have to pity me. She's happy." Morris Liu took a little sip of water to salivate his throat before placing back the glass on the surface of the overbed table tray.
"I don't pity you." This time, Chris Yu turned to his friend's direction and peered at his slightly recovered natural complexion yet, Morris Liu's weight loss was still evident. "I just thought my presence is not needed for their happy moments. Furthermore, Eli is already there to represent us."
"You're cruel… I mean, we are cruel." In a soft and low tone, Morris Liu's eyes had a glint of bitterness that flashed across his eyes. Aside from Ethan Lu, he knew Chris Yu very well.
To him, what his friend's meant was that he wasn't entirely happy about this engagement and didn't want to pretend that he was by attending the party that was going on at this time in one of the most beautiful places in the country. Therefore, Morris Liu could not help but comment on Chris Yu's cruelty and his own cruelty.
Because, deep down, part of him still wished that Lexi would refuse. Selfish, indeed. Alas, what could he do? He loved Lexi in the past and was still in love with her. Morris Liu could never just reset his heart and unlove her.
Regardless, despite that cruel, selfish wish inside him, he still had to let her to be happy with someone else. Someone who would love her dearly and differently unlike how he showed his love for her. He knew that he had been too cruel to Lexi, therefore, this time, he would choose her happiness even though he was not the reason for it anymore.
He would and will always remain to choose her happiness first this time around and set aside his own selfishness.
"Indeed… we are." Letting out another faint scoff, Chris Yu turned his head back to the view he was initially looking at with a subtle smile plastered across his lips.
Meanwhile on the internet…
"What?!? So, Mr. Romantico's mystery woman is Lexi Yang?!?"
"Woaah~! That's awesome… they look so perfect together <3"
"No! This can't be happening! My EliXi heart!! T.T Please save our ship to this iceberg!"
"It is meant to sink! I now ship my goddess to Mr. Romantico! UwU I feel like a proud mother~!"
"Our goddess is sooo amazing! She's truly my idol because of her ups and downs to her love life and now she finally found someone that loves her~ I'm so happy~! My queen deserves it!"
"Hah! I announce my retirement as the president of this EliXi ship. I'm sorry my fellow shippers but I have to close this account. Fret not, I made a new fan account that's solely for our queen Lexi and another one for our King Eli.
The reason why I am doing this is that I chose to support what makes our dear idols happy even if it breaks my heart that there's nothing more than friendship between EliXi. I hope you respect my decisions and continue to support our Queen and King."
After the night of the official take over of Ethan Lu of the Lu Corporation, the reason why the said event went trending was not because of Ethan Lu's milestone. But because photos of him and Lexi together were released.
Therefore, Lexi's crazy fans that were always updated whenever an update about Lexi comes out soon got a hold of the photos and it spread like wildfire through the internet. Some were happy about their relationship, others were in awe and shock to know that the mystery woman on every photo of Ethan Lu that was in his Weibo account was Lexi Yang. On the other hand, the solid EliXi fans constantly yapping about it and actually wished for them to broken up so Lexi and Eli could still be together.
Overall, it was total chaos as some immature fans and matured ones, fought a fierce battle of facts. The very reason why the trend about Ethan Lu and Lexi Yang's relationship was still the hottest topic going online.
Unbeknownst to them, Lexi was now sobbing her heart out as she gave the sweetest 'yes' to Ethan Lu ever. Which, of course, would soon make this trend even more livelier than it already was.
It was just a matter of time until the photos of their engagement together along with their friends and family would circulate on the internet… or rather, they didn't need to wait that long because, at this moment, Rika Song updated her official account of the magical arrangements of the place that she took earlier that day saying,
"I'm so happy to be a part and be able to witness this magical and heartwarming moment *tears of joy* Congrats lovebirds! @LexiYoung @EthanLu" Rika Song didn't forget to tag Lexi and Ethan Lu's accounts that instantly made the netizens go wild and die of curiosity.