The boy who can hear the voices of the ghost and his ”heater” are officially together! Although everything seems to be fine and dandy, there is still one more secret left in the dark. What will happen once Jiang Chi learns about his supernatural role in Bu Xia’s life? Let’s find out in ‘Stay By My Side‘ Episode 8!
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Episode 8: Can everyone’s wish come true?
Unbeknownst to Bu Xia, Jiang Chi prepares a surprise birthday celebration for him, complete with gifts coming from their team and a cake that he baked. Although Bu Xia playfully complains that the cake is ugly, he can’t help but feel nostalgic, remembering that he hasn’t blown out a birthday candle since his grandfather died. To his surprise again, beneath the cake is a key that Jiang Chi ties on a necklace before putting it around his neck. While he tells him that a key to their home is given on someone’s 21st birthday in Irish culture, Jiang Chi hopes that in the future, they will be sharing the same key to their own home together. After sharing a tight hug, Jiang Chi swears that although he is boring and stubborn at times, he is also wholehearted when he decides to be nice, and thus expects Bu Xia to tell him when something is wrong, as he doesn’t like being deceived like before. Bu Xia becomes bothered by his boyfriend’s statement and remembers the couple who broke up because of secrets in the television show that he watched.
The following day, Bu Xia calls his sister after noticing that the key seems to have engravings similar to the works of his grandfather in their temple and realizing that Jiang Chi must have met her. His sister tells her that Jiang Chi visited their shrine and introduced himself as Bu Xia’s boyfriend. He even brought gifts to get on her good side. Out of excitement that her brother has finally figured out his feelings towards his roommate, she almost slipped to Jiang Chi about being a ”heater”, but was able to stop herself. Jiang Chi shares that although he knows that Bu Xia no longer celebrates his birthday after their grandfather died, he still wants to do something special for him. Bu Xia’s sister finds it sweet that Jiang Chi asked for a good luck charm made by their grandfather and had it engraved in the key. Before leaving the temple, Jiang Chi asked her to keep his visit a secret.