“Qian Wei, are you free tonight? Come to the auditorium with me if you are free.”
Qian Chuan, who had spoken, saw that Qian Wei was struggling with copying jurisprudence papers, “What are you doing in the auditorium?” Qian Wei glanced up at her towering brother, Qian Chuan, “Also move over, you are blocking my light.”
Qian Chuan smiled: “A contest to find the ten best singers on campus is being held in the auditorium tonight. One of my buddies had a girlfriend who is taking part in the competition. He asked us brothers to rustle up some people to cheer his girlfriend on. If you have nothing to do, you can come along. When the contest is over, he will be treating everyone to dinner. You should know him, it’s Zhang Liqiang from our basketball team. “
The Top Ten Singers Competition! Qian Wei’s heart was agitated for a moment before she suddenly sobered up. She said quickly, “No, I’m not going, and neither can you!”
The Top Ten Singers Competition was one of the large-scale activities organized by the Culture and Entertainment Department of the Student Union. It was at this Top Ten Singers Competition that Qian Chuan first met Mo Zixin, who was a staff member of the Culture and Entertainment Department. Mo Zixin was particularly beautifully dressed that day because she was a host. When she stood on the stage, she attracted a lot of attention. And that night, Qian Chuan fell in love with Mo Zixin at first sight and began to dream of his unrequited love day and night. In the end, Qian Wei could not bear to see the bitterness of his lovesickness, and stepped forward because of Qian Chuan’s begging. On the one hand, she provided Qian Chuan with all kinds of tricks and methods on how to chase girls. While on the other hand, she secretly went out to do all kinds of sabotage and resolutely did not allow Lu Xun and Mo Zixin to have any opportunities to be alone. She acted as the bright light bulb* of the new era, and adopted a two-prong approach over a long period of time that successfully let Qian Chuan pry into Lu Xun’s corner. It was from here that Qian Wei began to offend Lu Xun and walk on the road to death.
Now that she had been reborn, Qian Wei knew she could not allow history to repeat itself. She absolutely had to put an end to all these tragedies at the source. This time, she must stop Qian Chuan from seeing Mo Zixin tonight and falling in love!
Qian Chuan was a little confused by Qian Wei’s sudden overreaction: “Why? Even if you don’t want to go, why can’t I go?”
Qian Wei, with a sad expression on her face, started telling lies with her eyes wide open: “To be honest, that buddy of yours, Zhang Liqiang, is actually someone I always had a crush on. Before when I found out that he had a girlfriend I was sad to death. Do you really want to ask me to cheer for his girlfriend and then watch them being lovey-dovey and kissing in front of me?” Qian Wei spoke while touching her chest, “I can feel my heart cramping up with pain again. Qian Chuan, help me. I can’t breathe…”
Qian Chuan was surprised: “What the hell? You have a crush on Zhang Liqiang? When did that happen? Although he is nice, he doesn’t like to take baths. He always stinks like sweat and feet during the summer.”
Qian Wei did not allow her face to change color: “That is called masculinity. I like this kind of masculine man.”
“In short, I won’t accept that my brother would go out and cheer for my romantic rival. This is my last stubbornness as a sister.”
Qian Chuan frowned but then finally showed a helpless expression: “Alright, then I won’t go either.”
“You can at least comfort me while I’m lovelorn. I’ll tell you what, I’ll give you a chance to buy me a meal at that King’s Hot Pot, the new restaurant in Xinguang Square.”
After that, Qian Wei dragged Qian Chuan along all the way to King’s Hot Pot. King’s Hot Pot had just opened not long ago, so right now it was very popular and the wait was almost an hour. Qian Wei went up to get a number and found out there were fifteen tables in front of her. So instead of waiting she thought it would be better to go shopping, so she pulled Qian Chuan to stroll around Xinguang Square.
University A was located in the university district of City A, which was actually almost a suburb of City A. The largest comprehensive shopping center in the city was here is Xinguang Square, so Xinguang Square was always full of college students from the surrounding campuses, especially couples. While Qian Wei and Qian Chuan were walking around while waiting for the restaurant, they attracted a lot of attention. Qian Chuan actually had a lot of good points. He was tall and had long legs. Although his facial features were not as good as Lu Xun’s, he was also a good-looking and sunny young man. There was absolutely no problem calling him a handsome guy. And, although they were twins, Qian Wei and Qian Chuan did not look much alike. When they walked together like this, at first glance, they looked like a good-looking couple with a tacit understanding between them.
In the name of her ‘lovesickness’, Qian Wei had decided to rip off Qian Chuan as much as possible. She bought some shoes and a skirt and then directed Qian Chuan to pay the bill. After paying the bill, Qian Chuan also had to act as her porter, following behind her and carrying a bunch of large and small bags.
After walking around like that for a while, Qian Wei spotted a sugar-fried chestnut shop, and she was overpowered by uncontrollable greediness. But just when she was ready to go call over Qian Chuan to line up, she saw two familiar figures out of the corner of her eye.
Wasn’t that Lu Xun and Mo Zixin?
Those two, a handsome man and a beautiful woman, were standing at the end of the line at the sugar-fried chestnut shop, like they were some beautiful scenery set up to advertise the stall. Mo Zixin was blushing with shyness on her face, she was looking down at the ground while sometimes looking up to steal glimpses at Lu Xun, who still had his usual cold and noble appearance, he was tall and upright, he looked straight ahead as if nothing could enter his eyes. He even seemed to be turning a blind eye to the beautiful girl standing beside him.
Qian Wei scolded him as a hypocrite in her heart. Look at this man. He said no, but his body was honest. In front of her, he said that he didn’t have any feelings for Mo Zixin, but now look at him going on a date secretly. He wanted to go on dates, but he also wanted to pretend not to like Mo Zixin. Such a pretentious man, was he not afraid to be struck by lightning?
“Qian Wei, why did you stop moving? Didn’t you yell something about sugar fried chestnuts? I can see the stall is right ahead, do you want me to help you stand in line?”
Qian Wei dragged Qian Chuan away quickly: “I can’t eat, I suddenly have a stomach ache and need to go to the toilet.”
Although she wondered why Mo Zixin wasn’t at the singing contest, she noticed Mo Zixin was dressed even more beautifully than she did at the singing contest in her last life. Fortunately, with her quick wits, Qian Wei successfully avoided the historic encounter between Qian Chuan and Mo Zixin.
What Qian Wei didn’t expect was that even after she made different choices, there seemed to be unpredictable variables in other things cropping up that pushed her to the same seemingly inevitable conclusions.
After seeing Mo Zixin and Lu Xun, Qian Wei was no longer in the mood to stroll around. She took Qian Chuan back to the door of King’s Hot Pot and queued up. But as a result, as soon as she walked into the door of the hot pot restaurant, she almost bumped right into Lu Xun and Mo Zixin.
And although she kept jumping in front of Qian Chuan and trying to block his line of sight, she was sadly much shorter than Qian Chuan, so her efforts were for naught.
Qian Chuan looked at and Qian Wei incredulously said, “What are you doing? Jumping around in front of my eyes, it’s making me dizzy.” But what else he wanted to say caught in his throat when he saw Lu Xun standing not far away, “Yo, isn’t that the pretty…”
Qian Chuan paused before the words ‘pretty boy’ were finished. Qian Wei knew that he had intended to make fun of Lu Xun, but then his eyes passed over Lu Xun and spotted Mo Zixin behind him. Suddenly his expression turned a little shy and a hint of red rose slowly on his wheat-colored cheeks, and he completely forgot what he was saying.
Qian Wei could only see darkness in front of her eyes and there was only one sentence flashing through her mind: The spindle of fate had begun to spin, and there were unknowable mysteries hidden in the dark… In life, for a lot of things, no matter how hard you try to stop it, what was doomed to happen would still happen.
Before Qian Wei could react, Qian Chuan acted. He adjusted his expression and said in a sincere and enthusiastic tone, “Lu Xun! My good brother! What are you doing here? Long time no see!”
“…” Qian Wei was dumbfounded. With Qian Chuan’s quick-wittedness when picking up girls, why didn’t she see any signs of it in his studies? If he had this kind of spirit in his studies, he would have moved to the top of the class long ago.
Lu Xun tilted the corners of his mouth, revealing a playful sneer.
Qian Chuan was not discouraged, he smiled at Lu Xun and said, “You are also here to eat the new King’s Hot Pot, aren’t you?” Like a good brother who had been reunited after a long time, he rushed forward and put his arm around Lu Xun’s shoulder. He glanced kindly at the number in his hand. “Hey, there are still sixteen tables in front of your number. Why don’t you eat with us? Qian Wei and I will have a table soon. Anyway, we are all friends.” When he finished, he glanced inadvertently over at Mo Zixin behind Lu Xun. “Who is this?”
“Mo Zixin, a classmate of mine and Qian Wei’s.” Lu Xun smiled and glanced at Qian Chuan. “But since when were we friends? Why do I remember you saying you must punch me the next time you see me?”
Qian Chuangan smiled easily: “Without fighting, we would just be strangers.” He gently tapped Lu Xun’s shoulder with his fist. “The punch I mentioned is just my unique way of greeting you. Don’t get me wrong. Although we had some misunderstandings before, with Qian Wei’s guidance, I already have a new understanding of you. Qian Wei said that you are excellent, handsome, and smart, good-looking both dressed and stripped, with eight pack abs. She said that you are a man among men…”
Qian Wei wanted to jump up and strangle Qian Chuan to shut him up. In order to get acquainted with Mo Zixin, he sucked up to Lu Xun so vigorously. He pulled out so many boastful words about Lu Xun and dumped them all on her head.
What Qian Chuan was saying became more and more outrageous and Lu Xun just stood quietly and did not interrupt him. His expression was faint and indecipherable. When Qian Wei secretly glanced at him, he was also carelessly looking in Qian Wei’s direction.
“Qian Chuan, Lu Xun and Mo Zixin are both top students in our law school. They must have something important to talk about since they came out for dinner. We shouldn’t bother them. How can we disturb others?” Qian Wei tugged at Qian Chuan’s sleeve, ready to ask Qian Chuan to give up their table to Lu Xun.
But before Qian Wei could say anything, Lu Xun spoke slowly: “It’s no bother.”
*being a ‘light bulb’ in this context means being an annoying third party between a couple. Not in a romantic sense but just like being an annoying extra person in the room while a couple is trying to be alone