Qian Wei found Lu Xun simply inexplicable. Whenever he looked at Mo Zixin, he never seemed to have any passion in his gaze. There were often people coming up to accost Lu Xun when he was walking in the street, what love tricks or pick-up lines had he not seen or heard? So she had expected that he would be a bit more capable in the romance department.
But before Qian Wei could say anything, she was interrupted by Lu Xun: “Be quiet and don’t talk to me.”
In this way, the two of them kept absolutely quiet while sitting together in the cafe. Lu Xun seemed determined not to look at Qian Wei. His head was fixed firmly looking out the window and the red on his face gradually faded away. However, his eyes still occasionally flickered over at Qian Wei.
Fortunately, the rainstorm came quickly and also left quickly. The rain outside the window eventually stopped and the sky became clear again. Qian Wei stood up and couldn’t wait to rush back to the dormitory immediately. Her clothes were still a little wet, and she was anxious to go back to change and shower.
However, as soon as she stood up and was ready to go out, Lu Xun grabbed her hand.
“You sit here.”
Lu Xun stood up and his tall body blocked the light in front of Qian Wei. He glanced down at Qian Wei and then looked away, showing a very autocratic posture.
“Why do you ask so many questions? Just wait here for me. Don’t leave yet.”
With that, he gave Qian Wei another warning look, then turned around, opened the door himself, and walked out quickly.
Qian Wei was left alone in the coffee shop watching Lu Xun’s tall back retreating into the distance and feeling dumbfounded. What kind of development was this? Obviously the weather was fine, why couldn’t they just go together? Lu Xun wanted to make her wait?
Fortunately, Lu Xun did not keep Qian waiting long, and it wasn’t long before he hurriedly pushed open the door of the cafe. Before Qian Wei could ask any questions, Lu Xun held out a long black coat to her.
“Put it on.”
Lu Xun frowned: “Put this coat on. Was I not clear enough?”
“But I’m not cold…”
“I’ll write your final paper for you in Criminal Law.” Lu Xun looked into Qian Wei’s eyes, “If you put it on.”
“Good! I’ll wear it! I’ll wear it! ” Qian Wei had no idea where this great good news came from but she didn’t care. She almost ripped the coat out of Lu Xun’s hands in her hurry to quickly put it on.
“Zip it up.”
Qian Wei’s head bobbed like a chicken pecking rice as she quickly zipped up the black coat.
After she put on the coat, Lu Xun finally turned his head and looked directly at her again. He glanced over Qian Wei quickly and his icy face became much better.
Was he afraid she might catch a cold after being caught in the rain? Qian Wei looked at Lu Xun, whose face was still a little ugly, and suddenly felt a bit relieved: “Thank you, Lu Xun.” It seemed that her future black-hearted boss could still had hope to be brought back to the side of the light.
Lu Xun pursed his lips and his face was grim: “You’re welcome, those clothes you were wearing were so ugly that they brought down the appearance of the whole city.”
Qian Wei looked down at the large black coat that he had obviously bought casually and wondered how Lu Xun thought it could beautify the city. Looking at her reflection in the window of the cafe, Qian Wei thought it looked like she was wearing a black garbage bag or maybe an oversized…
Unfortunately, Lu Xun obviously had no interest in continuing to talk about his sense of aesthetics, so Qian Wei could only follow behind him. The two of them did not speak any further until they reached the school gate when Qian Wei suddenly remembered something.
“Hey? Lu Xun, didn’t you need to go somewhere else for something?”
Lu Xun seemed to be a bit stunned when she mentioned that, but after a moment he regained his aloof manner: “My clothes are too wet, I have to go back to the dormitory and change first.”
“Oh. But why did you make this detour? If you come in from the school gate and take the shortcut past the teaching building, you can get to the boys’ dormitory faster.”
“We’re already here at the girls’ dormitory, so why haven’t you left?” Lu Xun raised an eyebrow. “Since you have so much time, I think you can write your own Criminal Law paper.”
“What?! I don’t have any time. I’m very busy. I’ll have to leave the Criminal Law paper to you! I hope you don’t mind me leaving in advance! Goodbye!”
Qian Wei hurriedly ran away for fear that Lu Xun would go back on his promise.
“Why are you back dressed up like a black crow?” As soon as she entered the dormitory, Liu Shiyun, who was putting on her nail polish, stared at Qian Wei’s black coat in surprise. “When you went out, you were clearly not wearing that coat?”
“You think this coat is ugly, too? And he especially bought it for me to wear…”
Qian Wei muttered as she took off the coat. She was about to continue with her complaints when she was interrupted by a wolf-whistle from Liu Shiyun.
Qian Wei looked up and saw Liu Shiyun staring meaningfully at her chest: “Qian Wei, ah~, Qian Wei, you actually like wearing such a sexy black lace bra. Usually, I could never tell, ah~, your Career Line* is really quite deep.”
Qian Wei looked down at her chest and immediately realized what Liu Shiyun meant. Today, she went out wearing a white T-shirt. After being drenched by the rain, the shirt clung to her body and all the lines of her body could be seen completely without any reservation. What was even worse was that this white T-shirt had completely turned transparent after it got wet and you could clearly see Qian Wei’s underwear.
Qian Wei’s face turned red and even her ears became hot.
Just now, she had been strutting around in front of Lu Xun looking like this…
Liu Shiyun’s tone turned gossipy: “You haven’t finished speaking yet, who was it that especially bought you that black coat to wear? Who saw our classmate Qian Wei’s magnificent Career Line?” Liu Shiyun squinted her eyes. “Come on tell me, who were you showing this wet temptation off to? Was it on purpose? Did it work? This Career Line of yours should be invincible.”
Qian Wei blushed and said angrily, “No! I didn’t want to mess around with anyone, and I didn’t do any messing around either!”
“Ah~, how could that be? Someone bought you clothes for you to wear, this must be because they didn’t want your figure to be seen by anyone else. And when they bought such an ugly coat, it feels like it was on purpose so that no one else would pay attention to you. I feel that this man’s intentions are very deep. He is sinister and cunning.” Liu Shiyun rested her chin in her hand. “I don’t think you can be his opponent at all.”
This Liu Shiyun had really read too many romance novels, Qian Wei thought angrily. Would Lu Xun suddenly take a fancy to her? She was afraid he would really have to be blind.
When Qian Wei saw Lu Xun again, it was the next morning and Qian Wei had already finished readjusting her mental state. She had decided to just completely ignore the episode at the coffee shop. As always, she brought breakfast to Lu Xun but this time Lu Xun didn’t ask Qian Wei to eat with him, he just directly took the breakfast from her. But then just as Qian Wei was leaving he called out to stop her.
“Is that offer for a library seat still valid now?” She didn’t know whether it was just her illusion, but Lu Xun’s face seemed to be showing an expression that was a little awkward. He held his head high and his eyes only met Qian Wei’s eyes briefly before they moved away. Today, he was wearing a pair of dark trousers under a navy blue jacket, the dark clothes made him look very attractive. Slightly dazed, Qian Wei vaguely remembered what people said about Lu Xun on the campus forum. Lu Xun’s appearance really did make people feel that it was an honor to talk to him.
“Yes! Of course, it is! ” Qian Wei rubbed her hands together and eagerly expressed her loyalty, “I made that offer exclusively to you and any offer I provide to you will never be withdrawn!”
“Oh.” Lu Xun looked away. “Then help me get a seat in the library. I’m going to start going soon.”
“No problem! When you come to the library, you can directly come to me at the East Second Library. ” Qian Wei gave him a clear smile, “You should seize the opportunity this time.”
Lu Xun frowned and asked, “What?”
Qian Wei winked at him and said, “You know what I mean.” Lu Xun, this guy was too good at pretending. Was it interesting for him to hide this kind of thing? In the past, he clearly said that he didn’t like to go to the library and that he didn’t care about the reservation service Qian Wei could provide, but now he especially said that he wanted Qian Wei to get him a seat. And what a coincidence, ever since the beginning of last week, Mo Zixin had often been haunting the East Second Library where Qian Wei was responsible for the self-study rooms? Did he think Qian Wei was blind? That she couldn’t see Lu Xun’s anxious heart? He obviously liked Mo Zixin and wanted to chase her, but he was also arrogant and not willing to chase a girl. Since he had the image of a man who was not willing to chase girls, he did not want it to be known by others, so he could only secretly do things like this.
“Are there any seats with fewer people?”
Qian Wei made an ‘OK’ sign with her fingers and said: “Don’t worry, I’ll handle this perfectly.”
She had just talked to Lu Xun in the morning, so she was surprised when Lu Xun reported to the East Second Library that afternoon. Qian Wei led Lu Xun to the seat she reserved for him and smiled mysteriously: “There will be a surprise later.”
The seat Qian Wei found for Lu Xun was a small table near the corner. The other seats were all at large tables for six people. Only in the corner, because of the space constraints, there was one table that could only seat two people. And there were no other tables close by, so it could be called a quiet VIP area considering this was the library where seat space was scarce.
Lu Xun’s face, which was usually difficult to please, showed a rare hint of satisfaction, and he even smiled at Qian Wei.
Qian Wei felt triumphant. She thought, just wait, you’ll be even more grateful to me later.
Sure enough, Qian Wei soon saw the figure of Mo Zixin walking through the door of the East Second Library. Since last week, Mo Zixin would come to the East Second Library for self-study at this time almost every day.
“Mo Zixin.” Qian Wei called for her in a low voice. “I reserved a seat for you, so you don’t have to look for one.” Qian Wei pointed over at the corner. “It’s over there, I’ll show you.”
Although Mo Zixin was a little surprised, she saw that there were no other vacant seats in the library, so she thanked Qian Wei softly and moved to follow Qian Wei to the table.
When Qian Wei saw Mo Zixin walking over to where Lu Xun was sitting, she felt very happy. She thought to herself that she was very considerate and that Lu Xun would definitely like this surprise very much.
It was just a pity that Qian Wei’s happiness did not last long. As soon as she handed over her job at the desk to the other librarian, she was caught by Qian Chuan, who was waiting at the door of the library.
“Qian Wei, I have a favor to ask of you.” Qian Chuan’s tone was exuberant.
“No way.” Qian Wei gave him a merciless refusal without listening.
Qian Chuan was a little angry when he saw her reaction: “This time I’m not asking to borrow your living expenses. I just want you to give me some advice. I want to chase Mo Zixin.”
How could she allow this?! Mo Zixin was the future boss’s wife!
“Qian Chuan, listen to me. Mo Zixin is not suitable for you. Don’t even try!”
Qian Chuan disagreed and said, “What makes you say that? I’m serious this time. I’ve really decided to fall in love with someone and never break up. Isn’t that popular now, going from school uniforms to wedding dresses? That’s what I want.”
Qian Wei thought, according to her experience from her last life, even if he managed to catch Mo Zixin, eventually they would break up. But in the facing this kind of Qian Chuan, who was currently blinded by love, Qian Wei knew that he would not believe her words.
“Anyway, you can’t expect me to be your advisor or matchmaker.” Qian Wei mercilessly looked at Qian Chuan, “And other people, like Lu Xun, also like Mo Zixin. So you need to weigh it yourself, between you and Lu Xun, who is more promising? What’s more, Lu Xun and Mo Zixin are both from the law school so they have many opportunities to get along with each other. And they are both high achieving law students so they have a common language. “
“What do you mean I need to weigh it myself?” As Qian Chuan spoke, he really wanted to lift up his shirt and show off his biceps. “Where can that Lu Xun compare to me? What’s more, Lu Xun is not interested in Mo Zixin at all. Did you see what he was doing that day when we all ate hot pot? He obviously had no intention to chase her at all. He was just concentrating on eating the whole time and hardly looked at Mo Zixin at all. Instead, he looked at you a lot. If he hadn’t been looking at a ‘woman of virtue’ like you, I would have thought he had a crush on you.”
Now it was Qian Wei’s turn to be dissatisfied: “What do you mean by saying that? ‘Woman of virtue’? What’s wrong with me?”
“Just look at you, you are not like a lady at all. When you see me you immediately start to yell and holler. Now look at Mo Zixin, she is so gentle and soft-spoken.”
“Qian Chuan, from now on my relationship with you is over! Goodbye!”
After breaking off her relationship with Qian Chuan, Qian Wei went back to her dormitory. In her fit of pique, she had especially picked up an extra dinner for Liu Shiyun but when she got back the other girl was not there. It was not until Qian Wei finished her meal alone that Liu Shiyun opened the door and returned to the dorm.
“I’m exhausted. There’s been a lot going on at the student union lately.” She sprawled out on her chair. Then, after thanking Qian Wei, she picked up the box lunch and gobbled it up. In the middle of the meal, she remembered something. “By the way, Qian Wei, would you like to go to the new theme park in the suburbs this weekend? It’s one of the activities organized by the student union and we’ve already chartered a car. The itinerary does not have anything worrisome and everything will be arranged. Do you want to go together? I heard that the theme park is very interesting.”
Qian Wei was not very interested in this. She shook her head and said, “I’m not going. It’s much better to sleep in at the dorm on the weekend.”
Liu Shiyun said regretfully: “I thought you would go since Qian Chuan is going.”
As soon as she heard Qian Chuan’s name, Qian Wei woke up. Qian Chuan had always disliked amusement parks and theme parks. So if he was going this time it was so strange Qian Wei almost wondered if he had been possessed by a demon: “Who else is going from our college? Is Mo Zixin going? “
“She’s going.” Liu Shiyun blinked. “Lu Xun is going, too.”
“Then I’ll go, too!” Qian Wei was suddenly full of spirit. Since Lu Xun and Mo Zixin were going to a theme park to cultivate their feelings this guy, Qian Chuan, must not be allowed to mess things up halfway and destroy it! Absolutely not!
Liu Shiyun misunderstood: “You aren’t multi-tasking anymore? You gave up on Li Chongwen and want to focus on Lu Xun?” She smiled meaningfully. “This activity will last for two days and one night. On the first day, we are going to the theme park, and during the next second day, we are going to play in the forest near the theme park. You have to seize this opportunity!”
Qian Wei knew it was useless to try to explain, so she simply gave up the struggle.
*this is a palm reading thing. (事业线) means ‘career line’ and in modern Chinese it has apparently developed into a euphemism for a woman’s cleavage since having more cleavage will apparently boost your career in the entertainment industry.
TL Note: I thought it was weird how Qian Wei brought Mo Zixin over to Lu Xun but then in the next paragraph it just cut to the end of the day… but that’s how it is in the raw I have so, eh? Maybe it will come up again later.