Not a hope
I didn't give Ki a hope. Instead I wrote back saying that I would be in Hong Kong as soon as possible. I kept the note very brief, hoping that this would demonstrate my frustration. A little warning that she should not be pushing too hard.
It worked. Her reply was...
'I am sorry to be impatient, I am just so anxious to see you only, I am thinking of you always, don't you see what this means??, what you mean to me already??. But I will be patient, I don't want to angry you. Call me again soon, I want to talk to you'
It was becoming a game; an irresistible game. I had no expectation of ever seeing Ki. So why not just see where the game will take me. There was nothing to lose.
I didn't reply for several days, then wrote..
'Sorry, am very busy at the moment, working long hours, will write more in a few days. Take care'
Then I waited....