After buying breakfast for Lu Xun in the canteen this morning, Qian Wei went back to sleep. She had been sleeping in the dormitory for a long time now, but she had not been able to sleep like this until she woke up naturally until now. After being reborn at nineteen, Qian Wei took a deep breath and reflected on how extravagant a happiness it was to sleep in.
“Although it is easy to overlook some of our own daily happiness, it’s hard to realize how valuable it is until it’s gone. For example, I have to cherish every second of the time when I am in bed like this.”
“You’re the only one who can make it sound so high-sounding.” Liu Shiyun sounded quite disdainful, “Don’t you think, Little Meng? We can’t be like Qian Wei. We should go to bed early and so we can wake up early and grow up healthily.”
“Little Meng” was Liu Shiyun’s cactus. Who knows where she heard the theory that said that plants could also understand human nature. And if you keep chatting with plants to cultivate their feelings, the plants will grow better and even release a biological magnetic field that makes their caregiver more beautiful.
Qian Wei glanced over at Liu Shiyun who was looking down at the cactus with warm eyes and had no doubt that if it hadn’t been for the thorns on the cactus, she would have hugged her “Little Meng” as affectionately as a mother.
“What time is it?”
Liu Shiyun looked at her phone and said, “It’s ten o’clock.”
Qian Wei got up and said, “I’m going to go take an elective course.”
Liu Shiyun looked at her in amazement: “Are you alright? How dare you say you want to take an elective course? “
In the first semester of her sophomore year, Qian Wei only took the elective course Financial Management for College Students. The reason why she took this course was that she heard from one of the seniors that Mr. Zhang, who taught the course, never checked attendance – so you could safely skip the course – and it was not difficult to pass the final exam.
Qian Wei could not explain her sudden change so she ignored the question. She just checked the time and then hurriedly went to the supermarket downstairs to buy several large bags of food. She specially picked out snacks and then ran to the classroom after being stuffed with bags.
She remembered very clearly that Li Chongwen also took the elective Financial Management for College Students.
After running to the classroom she was out of breath, but fortunately, she arrived before class began. Qian Wei looked left and right and spotted Li Chongwen, who was sitting in the third row and quietly reading a book with a tranquil and beautiful profile. Li Chongwen was handsome and tall, and his body drew the eyes of many girls. But it was a pity that before long most of those eyes would move on to someone else.
Then Qian Wei suddenly saw Lu Xun walk in. In her last life, she had concentrated on skipping classes and had no idea that Lu Xun had taken this course.
Qian Wei stole a peek at Lu Xun and then looked at Li Chongwen. She had to say that although Li Chongwen’s features were not as delicate as Lu Xun’s, he was also very eye-catching within A University Law School, especially given his differences from Lu Xun. Lu Xun seemed cold, like an upright and lonely flower, while his appearance and aura projected a noble air. But Li Chongwen was more modest, he spoke often and did things gently and politely. He had the sense of a boy next door who was as warm and sunny. With features as smooth as jade. Qian Wei actually felt quite aggrieved for Li Chongwen. Although his character was tens of millions of times better than Lu Xun’s, it was Lu Xun who was more popular and idolized by the girls. Maybe contemporary female college students all had Stockholm Syndrome?
Lu Xun walked into the classroom his posture straight and graceful, his beautiful face seeming to shine. Li Chongwen looked up and greeted him with a smile. Seeing that, Lu Xun finally had a faint smile on his face. He sat down on Li Chongwen’s right side. There was an empty seat on Li Chongwen’s left.
Qian Wei plucked up her courage and sat down on the empty seat on the left. She was not shy. It was simply because this third row was a recognized danger area because Mr. Zhang who taught the course especially liked to ask the students sitting in the third row to get up and answer questions. Also when Mr. Zhang got excited and talked passionately in class, he would spit everywhere, and the third row was the key “spatter zone”.
When Li Chongwen heard the movement on the side, he looked up from his book and smiled at her when he saw Qian Wei. His smile was always like this, like a warm spring breeze. When she saw this smile, Qian Wei felt sour in her heart. Lu Xun also carelessly looked up at Qian Wei, but he said nothing.
Qian Wei held back her emotions, took out her snacks, ate two bites herself, and then patted the students in the surrounding seats, took out the rest of the bags of snacks, and began to hand them out to the people around her. After that, she naturally stuffed a bag of snacks in front of Li Chongwen: “Li Chongwen, have some.”
Li Chongwen was stupefied and smiled again: “No need.”
Qian Wei insisted: “Everyone is eating and this is really super delicious. I bought a lot of bags, so you also eat some.”
In the end, Li Chongwen could not beat Qian Wei and reached out to receive the bag of snacks.
Qian Wei finally breathed a sigh of relief. She had bought so many bags just to slip one of them to Li Chongwen without drawing suspicion.
She didn’t know if it was a coincidence but when the snacks were all distributed it happened that Li Chongwen got the last bag, and there were no more. Qian Wei glanced carefully at Lu Xun who was sitting beside Li Chongwen. He had stood up and gone out to answer his phone while she was handing out the snacks. Now he had come back and he didn’t seem to notice he was excluded. Qian Wei breathed a sigh of relief. Fortunately, Lu Xun simply disdained to pay any attention to what she was doing, otherwise he would have noticed she had given any snacks to him, which would have been a bit embarrassing.
Qian Wei looked at Li Chongwen, whose face was fair and healthy, sitting quietly on her side, and her heart was filled with emotion. In fact, in her last life, she didn’t know Li Chongwen at all. After graduation, Li Chongwen chose to pursue a career in the courts and became a judge. Qian Wei’s only interaction with him came from a court session when she was working. Qian Wei was cross-examining a witness in a medical dispute at her client’s hospital, and happened to be assigned to the court where Li Chongwen was located. But as she was leaving the court, she was stopped by some medical scammers at the steps of the court and they looked like they were going to beat Qian Wei up. Li Chongwen, who happened to be passing by, protected Qian Wei, and even received a beating in order to protect her. After that, she learned that he had stomach cancer. It was not until then that Qian Wei found out about Li Chongwen’s family situation. He had come from a remote mountain village. And although he had state financial aid, his mother was sickly for a long time, his father drank and gambled, and his little sister was busy studying. He had to work hard to support his whole family. In order to save money, he often refused to eat his meals even back in college. Over time, he developed stomach cancer at a young age.
Li Chongwen was the kind of guy with a high amount of pride. When he was in college, he relied on himself and didn’t want to disturb others or solicit charity. Naturally, Qian Wei could not directly give money to Li Chongwen. She thought the issue over seriously. Eventually, she thought of using ‘giving snacks to everyone’ to give things to Li Chongwen very naturally in a way that he would not refuse. In addition to kissing up to her future boss, she also hoped to change the fate of Li Chongwen, who was a good man that didn’t deserve to get sick at such a young age.
Today, she successfully stuffed the food to Li Chongwen so Qian Wei was relaxed all over. But she was happy too early. Not long after class, when she was sitting in the third row and her mind was wandering, she was called up by Teacher Zhang to answer the question.
“This student, please tell me, if it were you, how would you manage your money?”
Qian Wei stood up. She really had an opinion on this issue: “If it were me, without affecting my studies, I would work hard and use the money I earn to buy an apartment. I’d better buy seven or eight units even if I have to borrow money.”
Teacher Zhang pushed up his glasses and said, “Why do you want to buy so many? Seven or eight units?”
“Because I think the housing prices will rise tenfold in seven or eight years.” Qian Wei coughed. “Prices will continue to depreciate and the restaurants that nowadays average 50 per capita will become 200 to 300 per capita in the future.”
Not only Mr. Zhang, but also the rest of the students could not help laughing. In their opinion, what Qian Wei said sounded like a fantasy.
“This student, although your predictions are bold, I have to say that they are still a little far from reality. Your idea to manage your money by buying a lot of real estate is the idea of a layman who does not have any good financial ideas or professional knowledge.” Teacher Zhang raised his chin proudly and spit accurately sprayed the first three rows. “This is why it is necessary for everyone to take my course. In this course, I will systematically correct everyone’s misunderstanding of financial management like that of the student just now. In my opinion, the trend of financial management in the future will be mainly in the stock market, and buying real estate will only serve to hold up your funds.”
Qian Wei couldn’t help but complain in her heart, I told you but you do not believe me, just wait, seven or eight years later you will think of this moment and cry bitter tears of regret!
The class finally came to an end, Qian Wei picked up her bag and was ready to leave but she thought about it and stopped. She said seriously to Li Chongwen, “Li Chongwen, remember, you have to buy a house as soon as you make money, you know? Be sure to remember! Even if you don’t believe that the value of the house will rise so much in the future, as a man, you have to prepare the house in advance if you want to get a wife! So you must buy it quickly!”
Li Chongwen was stupefied and didn’t have time to react. Lu Xun beside him carelessly looked at Qian Wei, but Qian Wei didn’t care about his reaction, she just waved and left like there was oil on the soles of her shoes. She was in a hurry to go to the library.
When she was in school, she often heard the advice from my parents or teachers: “You must study hard at school. Otherwise, you will definitely regret it when you graduate and enter society. You will wish you had worked harder to learn more while you were in college. “
But ever since Qian Wei graduated from college, she hadn’t given that advice much thought. Instead, she always regretted it and thought, “When I was at school, I wish I hadn’t cared so much and did whatever I wanted. It was a waste of life to memorize so many boring things.”
It was simply a waste of life to live a lifetime if all you used it for was studying hard.
Qian Wei went to the library, of course, not to study but to apply for a job. She remembered that every year at the beginning of the school year in September, there would be some part-time jobs in the school library. In her new life, she wanted to work hard to get rich, buy some houses, and live a happy life of collecting rent in the future.
But on the way to the library, Qian Wei saw that Lu Xun was also going in that direction. In any case, she was striving to have a good relationship with the future boss. Qian Wei thought of the tens of millions of cases that Lu Xun would take in the future and felt that it was urgent to curry favor with the future boss. If there was no opportunity, she had to create opportunities. The first step was to get acquainted with the future boss!
Lu Xun’s legs were long and his strides were so big that Qian Wei finally caught up with him at a trot.
“Lu Xun, it’s a nice day today.”
Lu Xun did not reply, in fact, he did not even look at Qian Wei.
But how could Qian Wei be defeated so easily? She was not ashamed at all. “Are you going to the library for self-study?” she continued.
The only answer to Qian Wei’s question was silence.
“Recently, a super delicious ‘chicken leg pistol’ has been launched in the canteen, which is the same shape and size as a pistol. Have you ever eaten it? Do you want me to buy it for you?”
“On the school forum yesterday, you were chosen as the most handsome schoolboy of the year, even beating out several boys from the Art and Drama Academy next door. They are the future male star reservists who are favored by entertainment companies. I can’t believe you beat them by hundreds of votes!”
Unfortunately, no matter what topic Qian Wei tried, Lu Xun had made up his mind to ignore her.
“Lu Xun! Your shoelace is untied!”
Lu Xun finally paused and subconsciously took a look at his shoes. Naturally, the shoelace was well fastened. Realizing that he had been fooled, Lu Xun finally gave Qian Wei a little response. He glared at her coldly.
“Then let’s talk about something interesting.”
“I don’t have time.”
Qian Wei found a few more topics, but the ice sculpture in front of her was obviously unmoved.
“Lu Xun, there is dog shit on the road in front of you!”
With the warning of shoelaces as an example, Lu Xun’s pace didn’t even slow this time, and then… he really stepped on dog shit.
“Qian Wei!” Lu Xun looked at the yellowish-brown stain on his shoes and finally stopped being aloof. His voice was full of barely restrained anger.
“Didn’t I warn you?” Qian Wei looked very innocent. “I told you there was dog shit on the road…”
Tl note: I didn’t know not eating enough led to stomach cancer o.o
I still haven’t decided on my upload schedule for this project. It doesn’t get as much interest (from me or the readers it seems) as compared to my other one. I did add some more advance chapters to the patreon though in case anyone cares.