“Lu Xun, if you get rich one day, don’t forget about me!” Qian Wei said with deep feelings, “If you prosper in the future, you must remember to take me with you to get rich and fly together. If you become a lawyer or a partner in the future, you must give me the best cases. If I become your subordinate, you must be a good boss and take care of me. Do not make me work a lot of overtime, give me bigger year-end bonuses, and if you find a promising young man remember to introduce him to me – it would be best if he was from a family with wealth but his parents died. That way, there will be no typical mother-in-law and daughter-in-law problems…”
“What are you even thinking about?”
Qian Wei did not know if it was her illusion but Lu Xun’s pace seemed to slow down.
“Lu Xun, don’t you have the strength? Let’s go! Come on! Any slower and I might bleed to death!” Qian Wei urged, “I feel dizzy and I see a little black in my eyes. My body is cold and I feel a little sleepy. According to the TV dramas I watch, once I fall asleep, I will never wake up…”
“It’s September and the temperature is 26 degrees* tonight.”
“It must be because I’m bleeding so badly and losing all the temperature in my body.” Qian Wei made a tragic expression. “I dare not look at my wound at all. I am afraid I’ll pass out when I see the flowing blood. I need to be strong! “
“Do you have anything else to say?” Qian Wei didn’t know if it was her illusion but Lu Xun’s voice didn’t sound nervous at all anymore. Instead, it was back to its usual methodical cadence.
“Yes, I have more to say.” Qian Wei struggled to say, “If I survive, I hope to get your help on the final Jurisprudence exam…”
“You want me to let you peek, right?”
“If you are willing to show it to me on your own initiative, it isn’t called peeking. It is called mutual assistance and cooperation toward common progress. One getting rich first leads to others getting rich later…**”
“What else?” Lu Xun asked as he walked.
Qian Wei’s heart was filled with emotion. It seemed the heavens really did have eyes. It was not a loss at all to snatch the opportunity to take a knife for Lu Xun. At least Lu Xun was now grateful for her kindness and was even taking the initiative to ask her what he could do to repay her. Now was the time for harvest. She could take advantage of this opportunity to make all her requests!
“I hope you will be friendly and kind to me no matter what happens in the future.”
“I know you never miss a class. So maybe you could sign the attendance sheet for me once in a while?”
“I hope you enter the law school professional skills contest organized by my roommate Liu Shiyun next month with me.”
Why was he asking so much? It was not normal for Lu Xun to be so talkative! This was absolutely a fraud! Qian Wei, who had only been excited, finally realized that there was something wrong. She looked up and found out what the problem was.
“Hey! Weren’t you going to take me to the infirmary? Why are you going back? Huh? Lu Xun? You can’t do this. You were the one who asked me to make a request. Now you think I mentioned too much so you don’t want to take me for treatment? Are you trying to leave me to fend for myself? Don’t forget, this is a crime of inaction! In order to save you, I was injured, so you have a duty to help me! If something happens to me, you will be held accountable! “
“Qian Wei, I think you are in good health. You don’t have to go to the infirmary.”
In order to deceive Lu Xun, Qian Wei exaggerated: “My hand was cut! Now I feel even colder and my eyes can hardly see!”
“Really?” Qian Wei heard a laugh in Lu Xun’s voice. He pointed to Qian Wei’s injured hand. “But your wound stopped bleeding a long time ago.”
Qian Wei took a look at it and… it was really not bleeding anymore.
She hadn’t dared to look at the wound carefully because when she first saw it the fear had almost made her faint. But looking now, it was a shallow flesh wound and the blood that was gushing out in the beginning had scabbed shut.
She looked up and saw Lu Xun looking at her with a faint smile.
This was really embarrassing.
“This… The bleeding must have just stopped…” Qian Wei began to laugh like ha-ha, “It seems good men really are helped by heaven***…ha ha. ha ha.”
However, Lu Xun did not give her any face. He smiled and said, “It stopped back when you said I should remember to introduce a promising young man to you.”
“Thank you for your wonderful performance. You can come down now.”
Lu Xun, you beast, I refuse to share the same sky with you! Qian Wei jumped down from Lu Xun’s arms and she nearly wanted to find a hole in the ground to crawl into. No wonder Lu Xun’s pace was getting slower and slower just now. It turned out that he had seen her as a good show to watch the whole time! She should have known that it would be impossible to settle her future boss Lu Xun so easily. Her life had always been on hard mode after all!
“Also, I’d like to have the vegetarian barbecue meal from the canteen for breakfast tomorrow. Remember to get up early and help me grab it.”
You’re ruthless! Qian Wei stared at Lu Xun’s back viciously. If her gaze could cut, then there would be two holes in Lu Xun’s back right now. Although her wound was very small, could the friendship of shielding him from a knife be so easily ignored?
“Don’t just stare at me.” Lu Xun seems to have eyes on the back of his head, “Follow me to the boys’ dormitory.”
“No! I refuse! I am a woman of principle!”
Lu Xun’s mouth twitched and he looked back at Qian Wei: “Don’t think too much. I’m not going to let you into my room. You can just wait outside the dorm.”
Qian Wei could not bear Lu Xun’s terrible power and ended up obediently waiting outside the boys’ dormitory. It was already very late and the dormitory was about to lock its door. Many boys were rushing back to the dormitory to slip in before the door was locked and saw Qian Wei waiting at the doorway. They couldn’t help but look at her curiously. And Qian Wei felt like a female idiot to be waiting at the door to the male dormitory.
Fortunately, Lu Xun still had some conscience and did not let Qian Wei wait too long. After a while, he came out of the door of the dorm with a bag in his hand and tossed it to Qian Wei.
“Hydrogen peroxide and a band-aid.” He said succinctly, “Last time, you gave this to me, so take it and go back to take care of the wound yourself. Don’t let it leave a scar.”
But as soon as Qian Wei wanted to say thank you, she heard Lu Xun continue: “After all, you are not like me, having a scar will affect you when you want to find a partner in the future.”
“…” Qian Wei wanted to go back in time to kill the her that wanted to say thank you a minute ago.
Qian Wei was stupefied for a moment before she realized that this thank you was not said by her, but by Lu Xun.
He seemed a little unnatural after saying thank you, and he quickly looked away: “Don’t be so impulsive next time, when men fight you should stay away.”
When he saw that Qian Wei did not respond, Lu Xun got a little angry: “Did you hear that?”
“Ah… I heard…” Qian Wei thought about it and decided to fight for her own interests. “Since you want to thank me, for tomorrow’s breakfast…”
“En, you don’t have to bring breakfast to the dorm tomorrow. Wait in the canteen. I’ll come to eat it myself.” Lu Xun finished speaking and waved her off. “Go back now.”
In that way, the majestic emperor waved for the little eunuch to kneel down.
Qian Wei wondered why her life was so miserable, and how her future boss had grown to be such a tyrant. In order to express his gratitude for blocking a knife, he oh-so-mercifully spared her from running the free delivery errand he forced her into… why didn’t he just spare her from the job of grabbing breakfast entirely?
*26 degrees celsius is 79~ degrees fahrenheit… so it’s actually pretty warm? Maybe it’s cold enough that she would feel chilly though? I dunno
**seems to be a quote from some communist economic theorist
***‘吉人自有天相’ idiom. Pretty self-explanatory I think.
Tl note: So this is the second time (I think) that a chapter has started with a paragraph or two from the end of the previous chapter. I want to be clear that it’s like that in the raws – I’m not accidentally translating things twice I promise.