* From a six-time Golden Comic Award winner
Circumstances meant childhood friends Cheng-hsin and Ah-cheng gradually lost touch. A chance meeting a decade later stirs up long-forgotten memories, with Ah-cheng’s younger sister now involved. This is a finely drawn tale of friendship, family and love.
Despite their different personalities, Cheng-hsin and Ah-cheng are close friends in childhood, with Cheng-hsin treating Ah-cheng’s beloved eight-year-old sister, Nini, as his own flesh and blood. But when Cheng-hsin moves away during high school, the three are parted, and Ah-cheng and his sister hear little more of their former friend.
Ten years later, Nini finds herself living next door to Cheng-hsin. The three are reunited; long-forgotten childhood memories are recovered. Nini sees the kind-hearted Cheng-hsin often, and realizes he is hiding a painful secret. And is Ah-cheng’s relationship with his girlfriend – soon to be fiancée? – as happy as it seems?
One day, a scruffily dressed man visits Ah-cheng’s restaurant, asking after a member of staff. Wary of the stranger, Cheng-hsin and the others investigate. Meanwhile, Cheng-hsin watches as the rift between Ah-cheng and his girlfriend becomes more apparent, while Nini sees something is going on with Cheng-hsin himself.