Next to the sports field is a thick forest.
She walks past the trees one by one, her eyes flashing in pain.
Her idiocy and innocence back then begins flashing in her eyes one by one.
Truth be told, there are a lot of school couples back then, each as confused about the future as the next.
There were a lot of couple in this little forest the night after the college entrance exam.
There was a huge French Paulownia tree in here back then. A lot of couples liked to engrave their names on it’s thick trunk.
She remembers running out of her exam hall into Si Zheng Ting’s outside and dragged him out into the little forest just right after their last exam.
When they got here, they discovered that they were too late and there were already too many couples lining up to engrave their names on the tree.
She was disappointed.
Si Zheng Ting had looked at her in confusion, “What are we doing here?”
She pointed at the tree, “Do you see that tree? People like to carve their names there, to leave a mark of their love in school. It’s a pity we are too late.”
Si Zheng Ting raises an eyebrow, “Why must we leave a mark of our love in school?”
Zhuang Nai Nai turned to him and found him looking at her with a pair of clear eyes. He held her hand, “We will be together for this entire lifetime, we will have an entire lifetime worth of memories together.”
His words were so honeyed that she grinned at him. Despite so, she still felt a little lost, “But I still want to leave a beautiful memory back at school. I heard this tree can live up to 200 years. If we put our names there, it means that the names will be together for at least 100 more years.” Then, she continues, “But still, 100 years is still not enough to be with you. I want to be with you forever.”
She smiled at him brightly, grasping his hand, “I want to be with you for this entire lifetime, and the next, and the next. Am I too greedy, Si Zheng Ting?”
Si Zheng Ting looked at her gently. He considered something for a moment before wrapping his arm around her shoulder and dragging her away, “Come with me.”
She followed him deep into the forest out of curiosity.
A pine tree stood majestically above the rest. Si Zheng Ting pointed at the tree, “Let’s put our names there.”
She turned to him, frozen, “Why?”
“Because a pine tree can live up to 4000 years.”
Her eyes light up before dimming back down, “Our school moves some of the trees each year, what if they move this one? What is the point of 4000 years then?”
Si Zheng Ting grabbed her wrist and walked on, “They will not remove it.”
Zhuang Nai Nai was stunned for a moment, “Right, this school belongs to your family; if you tell them not to move it, no one will dare to move it! This is awesome, hahaha!”
She picked up a sharp stone from the ground and looked at Si Zheng Ting while smiling merrily. Then, she engraved their names on the tree trunk: Zhuang Nai Nai hearts Si Zheng Ting.
Then, she looked at Si Zheng Ting again before adding: Together forever.