Things are about to go official between the boy who can hear the voices of the ghost and the boy who seems to interpret the former’s action differently. Will their feelings finally align? Episode 6 of ‘Stay By My Side’ will reveal all!
Warning: Spoiler alert! Read at your own risk.
Episode 6: An Acquaintance or a Misunderstanding
Just as Jiang Chi urges Bu Xia to “officialize” things, two students from the school newsletter show up and ask me to interview them about their pictures going viral on the school forum. Bu Xia attempts to change the subject by saying that they are only friends, but his compliments on Jiang Chi’s character convey a different message, and the latter interrupts him by saying that they are living together. Jiang Chi, in the meantime, excitedly declares that he has joined the basketball team for Bu Xia. He also mentions liking someone despite not having good first impressions of them. Bu Xia asks Jiang Chi, in frustration, why he said such words after the two students eventually left, but Jiang Chi responds that he truly meant everything he said.
In his dream, Bu Xia makes out with Jiang Chi, and as he awakens, he is reminded of their conversation from the previous evening, in which his roommate tells him to consider the reasons behind his kisses. When Jiang Chi shows up for basketball practice in the gym, their Captain informs Bu Xia that the law student will always be paired with him and that he is also in charge of washing his jersey. Bu Xia is forced to agree because he is aware that Jiang Chi is not very open to having other people touch him or his belongings. The basketball teams couldn’t help but observe the two’s excellent teamwork and ease with which they could share a bottle of water.
After doing Jiang Chi’s laundry, the two hang out on the rooftop to dry their clothes. Bu Xia asks Jiang Chi why he chose jersey number 11 but gets flustered when Jiang Chi answers that it is because the former likes Slam Dunk, and he’s the only one who can be jersey number 11 to Bu Xia’s jersey number 10. When a towel accidentally flies over Bu Xia’s face, Jiang Chi takes the chance to kiss the former, who for some reason could not find himself not responding to the kiss. The two make out heavily, just like in Bu Xia’s dream. Later that evening, when Bu Xia finally sees the photos in the school forum with new eyes, he starts to ask himself why he let Jiang Chi kiss him and why he responded. He starts a dialogue with the jersey keychains given to him by Jiang Chi on the true intention behind kissing but is unable to settle on an answer.