After Qian Wei vomited the discomfort that had been plaguing her stomach immediately dissipated, and she felt quite refreshed. But as soon as she looked up, she saw Lu Xun’s face that was as dark as the bottom of a pot. At this time, she discovered that because of the bump just now, it seemed she managed to throw up on Lu Xun’s body.
“Qian Wei!” Lu Xun gritted his teeth and his voice sounded angry. “First, you vomited all over me and now you’re cursing me?”
“That’s wrong!” Qian Wei hurriedly took out a tissue, “I was not swearing, what I wanted to say is ‘I’ll wipe’, I’ll help you wipe! Okay?*”
However, Lu Xun dodged Qian Wei’s hand that she extended to wipe him: “Don’t try to wipe me.” He looked at Qian Wei with a cold smile. “I won’t give you a chance to touch me under the pretext of wiping my clothes.”
Qian Wei: ???
Just then, the bus finally arrived at its destination. As soon as the door opened, everyone piled out of the bus and began to split up and head out to queue up for the things they were interested in.
“Zixin, come on, I’ll take you to see the 4D movie.” Qian Chuan said.
But Mo Zixin did not move immediately. She bit her lip and looked at the large stain on Lu Xun’s clothes. “But Lu Xun must be feeling very uncomfortable…”
Qian Wei immediately said, “Why don’t you two wait while I take Lu Xun to the toilet to clean his dirty clothes? After all, we agreed that we would go see the 4D movie together.”
As she spoke, Qian Wei ignored Qian Chuan’s dark face and was ready to proceed with her plan, but she was interrupted by Lu Xun’s voice.
“You will take me to the bathroom to clean my clothes?” He sneered. “So are you going to follow me into the men’s room or will I go into the women’s room with you? Don’t I have to wash it by myself in the end?” Lu Xun turned to look at Qian Chuan. “There is a limit on the number of tickets for the 4D movies. If you don’t line up quickly, you won’t be able to get in. You should go ahead. Don’t wait for me.”
Qian Chuan almost wanted to give Lu Xun a hug: “Lu Xun, you are really considerate. You really are the idol that Qian Wei always describes. Since you said so much, I will not be polite with you. Zixin and I will go ahead.”
“Then I’ll come with you!” Qian Wei hurriedly rushed to follow her brother, because now that Lu Xun would not be there, her responsibility became that much heavier. She had to act as an excellent light bulb between Qian Chuan and Mo Zixin for the sake of her future boss!
“Qian Wei, you stay.” Unfortunately, Qian Wei’s loyalty was obviously not recognized by her future boss. He stopped Qian Wei and said, “There is something that you should have heard of before, called ‘taking responsibility for one’s actions’.”
“Didn’t you say there was nothing I could do if I stayed here? After all, you are the only one who can go inside the bathroom.”
“You want me to keep wearing these clothes?” Lu Xun sneered, “After throwing up so much on me, are you hoping I’ll just wash them a bit in the bathroom and then have me continue to wear these clothes?”
Qian Wei said carefully, “That… so you want to be naked? That’s not completely impossible, after all, you are in good shape. But I think it will be a bit too conspicuous.”
“You want to see me naked?”
Qian Wei waved her hand urgently to protest her innocence: “No… that’s not what I meant. “
“Then what are you waiting for? Let’s get going.”
“There are many shops surrounding the theme park, they should have shirts for sale.” Lu Xun raised his eyebrows. “Aren’t you going to buy me one?”
Qian Wei glanced at the stains on his shirt and felt reluctant. But finally, she could only watch as Qian Chuan beamingly led Mo Zixin toward the 4D cinema, while she morosely followed Lu Xun to the shopping area one sluggish step at a time.
If Lu Xun only had a black face while walking there, then when they finally arrived store, his whole face turned into an interesting tapestry of blacks, blues, and greens.
“Is this all you have?” He seemed to be struggling to hold back his anger as he asked a shop attendant as calmly as he could.
“This is all that is left. It’s because the theme park just opened and our store opened hurriedly to match their timing. So our stock is not very complete and the themed T-shirts are still being designed. So these are all we have at present.”
Lu Xun looked at the sample T-shirt on the shelf that had what could be called a simple design and his face sank.
Qian Wei didn’t blame Lu Xun for making such a face. Those T-shirts were really a bit too flashy even in Qian Wei’s eyes. They had big characters reading things such as “Lord” or “Loyal Minister” in conspicuous black font against the shoddy white fabric. Next to the big words were prints of exaggerated cartoon characters. The designer seemed to have serious aesthetic problems. The cartoon characters were all printed in conspicuous and obtrusive colors like bright red or green. From a distance, if your goal was to become a walking Christmas tree it seemed acceptable, but as clothes they were really worrying.
Qian Wei looked at Lu Xun carefully and tried to appease him: “In fact, handsome people look handsome no matter what they wear.” She spoke like a fawning lackey, “Lu Xun, you are so good-looking, even if you wear this kind of T-shirt, you will still be a dragon amongst men. On the contrary, for ugly people, even if they wear famous brands there is not much effect and it’s the same as if they wore clothes they bought off the street. But handsome people like you are different. Even wearing cheap clothes sold in road-side stalls looks the same on you as those famous brands. “
“So you know it looks like it came from a road-side stall?”
“This… haha… why don’t you try it on? Maybe it will look different when you are wearing it.” Qian Wei wanted to get this over with quickly because she was in a hurry to drag Lu Xun to interfere with Qian Chuan Mo Zixin. “Alright boss, we’ll buy a XXL.” She hurriedly slipped the money into the store boss’s hand and signaled to Lu Xun, “Hurry up and pick one. It’s not like you can keep wearing the dirty clothes you have now.”
Lu Xun obviously did not want to lose face by wearing any of these gaudy T-shirts. He stood there and stared at the clothes on the shelf, his face alternatively turning blue and white.
Unfortunately, reality was cruel, and in the end, Lu Xun had to bend his pride. With a black face, he took a T-shirt from the shelf and disappeared into the dressing room.
When he came out, even though Qian Wei had mentally prepared herself, she almost couldn’t stop herself from laughing out loud. Some words were really just platitudes, and with some clothes, well, even if the person wearing them was peerlessly handsome, they wouldn’t be able to overcome the ugly clothes, ah~…
Lu Xun had picked a shirt that said “Lord”. The garish red and green cartoon characters made Lu Xun look a bit like a moving traffic light. He had an overwhelming visual impact and seeing him made a person feel that he might start patriotically belting out the national anthem at any second.
Lu Xun’s face was still good-looking, of course, but wearing this shirt his temperament seemed to change from an ice prince admired by all the girls on a college campus to the son of the village head who all the chicken farming girls in the whole village were smitten with. No matter how handsome a person was, they really shouldn’t wear this kind of clothing.
Lu Xun looked at himself in the mirror and said nothing but his face was covered in stormy clouds. Almost as soon as he stepped outside wearing these clothes, the rest of the customers in the shopping district, and even the bosses and their employees, couldn’t help looking at him and snickering. Most of them held back their laughter politely but a few careless ones laughed on the spot.
Qian Wei carefully schooled her expression, opened her eyes wide, and started to tell lies, “Lu Xun, with your face, no matter what clothes you wear, you will always be the center of attention when walking in the crowd. It’s no wonder there are a lot of turning around to look at you. Those people all keep looking at you because you just look too good. In modern society, successful people are always the focus of the crowd’s attention, and they will always feel the eyes of many people…”
Lu Xun looked at Qian Wei and suddenly smiled: “You have a point.”
But before Qian Wei could feel happy, she heard Lu Xun continue: “Boss, I will buy another one. Give me that one there in her size.”
Qian Wei: ???
Lu Xun lowered his head to look down at her and smiled: “You are so eloquent so I think you will definitely be a successful person in the future. Why don’t you try adapting to the life of a successful person ahead of time right now? You can slowly get used to the feeling of being the center of public attention.”
Lu Xun shoved the T-shirt into Qian Wei’s hands and said, “What are you waiting for? Go ahead and wear this. ” His smile was very affable. “You don’t even have to pay. It’s my gift to you. Aren’t you happy? Don’t you feel surprised?”
Did she feel surprised?! This man was so childish!
Qian Wei slowly walked into the dressing room and looked at the shirt in her hand. She wanted to cry but had no tears. It was ugly. Really ugly!
After she changed and stepped out to look in the mirror, she almost fainted. On her back in huge font were the imposing words “Treacherous Minister”.
“Can I change it? Can you at least give me the one that says ‘Loyal Minister’?” Qian Wei looked at Lu Xun’s “Lord” and then looked at her own “Treacherous Minister”, and made a final desperate struggle.
When Lu Xun answered his tone was very meaningful: “I think this one suits you.”
And like that, Qian Wei and Lu Xun both ended up conspicuous clothes that were garish to the eye. And as they walked through the theme park, sure enough, they were like two mini-celebrities considering all the eyes on them. And even though Qian Wei could be said to be fairly thick-skinned, under so many eyes she felt a little squeamish. But on the contrary, Lu Xun seemed calm and almost leisurely.
*the curse she uses is ‘woca’ (我擦) which is sort of like ‘damnit’ or ‘fuck’ but the ‘ca’ (擦) also has the meaning of wipe/scrub/clean so she ‘corrects herself’ in this line. a.k.a this is a pun that doesn’t work at all in English.