Dec 6, 2012

Love, Now: Episode 22

aka. "It's you!" "No, YOU!"
Once again romance takes the back burner as the Sherlock brotherhood sets out to investigate the mystery of their drunken night at the hotel. Long hair, nice voice, calls him "General Manager." It's SO related to Shi De ('cause who the heck calls Qi Ming by that title), and ten bucks say it's Shi De's employee, Albee. She had dropped them off at the hotel, leaving behind a shoe and err, pantyhose. Of course, nothing explicit ever happened.

Right, right??? I swear, if this sets back my OTP in any way...

Chlo-Meter: anxious, dammit.

Today's episode starts off on a melodramatic note. Gotta say, it's a nice insight to Shi Yun. I'm starting to warm up to her, shrill voice and all. 
Yan Kai has no clue why Shi Yun has been avoiding him (wow, really?), has he done anything wrong? Shi Yun tells him she felt stupid she hadn't realize their differing opinion on marriage earlier. He begins to apologize, but she tells him that it's not his fault. But he does anyway, because he had assumed that they were on the same page.

Shi Yun: "How can I not believe in marriage? I help people with their love troubles, with the hope that their relationship will flourish. So they could walk down the aisle and set up a family."

Besides she's 32 now (might as well be 90, the way she goes on about it), I just want a peaceful married life with someone compatible, she says. She's ready to end this, but he asks her to give him more time, please don't give up on him yet, he really wants to be by her side. 
They part after Shi Yun agrees to give them another shot. Shi De who has been standing behind the statue (by chance, he did not purposely set out to stalk), now shows himself to Yan Kai. They exchange name cards, but Shi De's not here to make friends. "If you want to be friends with my sister, don't make me your enemy." Woo, Mr. Ruthless is back! We've not been seeing this side of him for a while now. All I could think was, uh-oh Stalker Boy's in deep shit. 

Back home, Shi De tells Shi Yun he approves of him (aw, so he was just looking out for her) He just met with her man, and it looks like he's serious. To that, Shi Yun replies: Your man seemed like a good person too, you must be serious about him eh?

She mimics Qi Ming back at the hotel, "Baby, call me." He INSISTS that nothing happened. Oh, Shi De, it's not that I don't believe you... but how can you be so sure if you don't remember? :D :D
He tells her not to tell Mom until he figures out what really happened. Shi Yun: "Mom, I have something to say...." Panic eyes from Shi De as he yells, "Lan Shi Yun!"

But she continues, "... do you have red high heels I could borrow?" Ha, no one said she couldn't pull a fake out. Shi De narrows his eyes on her, oh no you didn't.

Meanwhile, at the Yang household, Dad is disappointed to hear what went down with Qi Ming. Yi Ru tells dad and lil' sis, Qi Ming is only wooing her because he does not want to lose to Shi De. Although he threw away his aquarium, mark her words, soon enough he'll come back with a bigger one. 

The next day, Qi Ming pays a visit to Hao Sheng. Now in his office, he closes the door. "How soundproof is this?" Shi De: "Not bad."
Qi Ming SHOUTS, traitor! How dare he tell Yi Ru he had something to do with the red heels and pantyhose. Shi De said he wasn't underhanded, just direct, besides, he was the one who pointed fingers at him first. Qi Ming: "It was a reasonable suspicion and a bold assumption." Shi De counters, why can't he do the same? Fair enough, Qi Ming concurs. Hee, their petty squabbling has me cackling in glee. Moar, moar!

Qi Ming's not finished: How can you pull such a cowardly move, sending your whole family to Papa Yang's cooking class to earn points. What's next, your neighbors? Of course, Shi De knows nothing about this. But there's no convincing him of that. But it's not like Shi De particularly wants to, anyway. 

So they made a bet. Whoever's the culprit will have to step down and not pursue Yi Ru anymore. 
Their first stop to uncover the truth: back at the scene of crime, the hotel. Shi De's very polite and reserved, which yunno, is not helpful in matters of persuasion where a bit of law-bending is needed. Oh, it's against your policy to reveal your guests identity? Okthanxbie! But even Qi Ming's Don Juan ways couldn't persuade the tight-lipped receptionist.

But then Qi Ming spots the usher, and after some prodding, he finally remembers something. Because Qi Ming stepped on his foot, heh. 

Oh, right. That lady was quite cute, had long hair, a nice voice and called "him" General Manager. Who does "him" refer to? Well, he does not know. Hmm, looks like this remains a mystery.

Yi Ru is at Hao Sheng to hand in the CD; looks like their working relationship is about to come to an end, sigh. Yi Ru hears that Qi Ming has gone to find Shi De just now; thinking he has done something again, she apologizes on his behalf. 

But no, Shi De says, you've got it wrong. He went to the hotel with him just now. Err, wait, that came out wrong. What he meant was, he was there with him to inquire about the identity of the patron that booked their room that night. I will prove to you I'm innocent, he says.
That earnestness of his causes her to giggle, she was only joking, why is he being so cute? But immediately she realizes she had said too much, and quickly waves it off. But Shi De heard it loud and clear. "Me, cute?" Yes, you cute, Shi De.

Back at Feng Hua, Qi Ming hands Kang Shu and ajumma a long list, it's the contact numbers of all his female acquaintances (buh? I thought you deleted them already). They're to call them and ask, "Did you open a room with Qi Ming that night?" Lulz. 

Will I be punished if I said I am now actively rooting for Stalker Boy? Though I  remain conflicted: Yay, looks like she likes him! Wait, what will happen when she falls for him. He has to fall first! Argh.
Such is the dilemma, because it looks like Shi Yun is seeing Stalker Boy in a new light after their night at the hotel. She had sent for a courier service, and it's none other than Stalker Boy's company. 

Oddly enough, he shows no signs of being a crazed stalker this time. (Maybe he just doesn't when he's working? I dunno.) It took Shi Yun several tries before he agreed to set foot into her home.

She asks him, why do you like my books? Lordy, she's interested enough to know him better now. Well, he says, I agree on many of your views in love. He babbles on, and accidentally mentions his ex-girlfriend.

She's sorry to hear this, but he's smiles and says, it's okay, I got you now.

O_O I am a distressed shipper.