Qian Wei’s body stiffened as her eyes roamed down her arm. Unexpectedly, her hand was clasped around Lu Xun’s white and clean hand. Her eyes slowly moved up along those hands until they reached Lu Xun’s face, which was locked in an icy mask.
“Lu Xun! I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I didn’t mean what I said just now. ” Qian Wei hurriedly let go of Lu Xun’s hand. She almost wanted to kneel down and burst into tears. “You might now know, but my family favors sons over daughters. Qian Chuan always lives like a king while I have to do all sorts of dirty work like a maid. Every day I am scolded and beaten, and my life is inferior to the lives of those pigs and dogs down in hell. In order to survive, I have no choice but to kiss Qian Chuan’s ass. I dare not say that he is not the best in the world in front of him. In truth, I always thought that you were the best deep in my heart, but, unfortunately, reality makes it impossible for me to stand by my beliefs. I can only struggle to survive. Since childhood, I have learned to read people’s faces and lie with my eyes open, saying what they want to hear.” Qian Wei made a sad expression, “But of course, what I said just now was a lie. How could Qian Chuan compare with your position in my heart? As I said before, you are my idol! Besides, Qian Chuan doesn’t have your figure at all. Can he compare to your toned waist and firm butt? It’s impossible just thinking about it. While touching it just now I was really doubting in my heart: Ha ha, it can’t be him…”
Qian Chuan, she was sorry! But he would just have to take the blame first!
Because she was so nervous, Qian Wei just randomly said many things in a panic. But after speaking, she realized she had touched a taboo topic. Wasn’t she just giving Lu Xun a reminder that she was groping at his waist so much just now? When Qian Wei thought of what she had just said her face turned red and her embarrassment began to rise. How could she say something like that? Fortunately, this was 2009, and the law did not yet have a crime on the books relating to the molestation of men! For the first time, Qian Wei was grateful that the development of China’s legal system had not kept pace with the times.
“Hundreds of times better?” Lu Xun smiled when he said this, and his expression seemed very friendly, but seeing it just made Qian Wei feel even more nervous. She began to tremble. Lu Xun was the type of man who, the calmer his face was outside, the angrier he was inside.
“I thought you were Qian Chuan!” Qian Wei said, “Even if he died, how could he be hundreds of times better then you?! With your knowledge, talent, and appearance, how could he be hundreds of times better? It’s more like you are thousands of times better than him! I mean, after all, many industries will look at a person’s comprehensive quality when making an evaluation. Everyone can see that you are far ahead of him in all aspects!”
“Qian Wei, are you making a fool of me?” Lu Xun continued to smile. “Didn’t you just say I have kidney deficiency? How could I have kidney deficiency? As students of law, the most important thing for us to pay attention to is logic. So Qian Wei, why don’t you explain your logic to me?”
Qian Wei wanted to cry but had no tears. You really shouldn’t offend anyone who studied law, but especially not Lu Xun who was the uncontested legal king last semester. Even in the difficult course where the average score of the whole class was 64%, and where Qian Wei sucked up to the teacher day and night for a month before the exam trying to pass, Lu Xun had got full marks easily.
“How could you have kidney deficiency?! I believe that for you even seven times in a single night is not a dream!”
“Should I thank you for your confidence in me?”
Qian Wei smiled: “How could that be! It is my great honor to express my trust in you!” She turned her head, looked around, and tried to change the subject. “Hey, where are all the others? In fact, I was going to help you break up Qian Chuan and Mo Zixin, but unexpectedly, I mistook you for Qian Chuan.” At that point, Qian Wei could not help stamping her feet in a rage. “It’s really unfair. Lu Xun, we have to work harder next time!”
Lu Xun’s face was indifferent and he spoke noncommittally: “I don’t need help from other people to chase a girl.”
I wonder if you can still say that when it’s really time to fight, Qian Wei couldn’t help sighing in her heart. She thought, I’ll remember those words and ten years from now I’ll say them back to you. Maybe that way he wouldn’t hold a grudge against her for such a long time just because he never managed to catch Mo Zixin and ended up staying single for so long!
“I’ll just give you a hand. It won’t prevent you from fully showing off your strengths while pursuing Mo Zixin.” Qian Wei glanced at Lu Xun. “Am I not your lackey? In my heart, you are my master!”
“I can be the lord, but you do not seem much like a loyal minister.” When Lu Xun finished speaking he meaningfully looked at Qian Wei’s shirt, where the words “Treacherous Minister” were impressively emblazoned.
It seemed that Lu Xun felt he hadn’t teased Qian Wei enough because he added another sentence in his cold and noble tone: “But the real question is, do I, Lu Xun, need help chasing girls?”
Lu Xun, this man who was so proud but also so delicate, he would really end up single! Did he think he was great just because he was chased by girls all the time?! But then when he found out that there were girls who did not like him, who would not only not chase him, but were also immune to his charms, that’s when he would cry! Qian Wei thought to herself secretly, when he finally realizes that fact I will be there to laugh at him!
While they were talking there were groups of tourists who were streaming out of the haunted house. Qian Wei waited and waited, but she did not see Qian Chuan, Mo Zixin, or Liu Shiyun come out. With no other choice, Qian Wei tried to call them. But, probably because the hustle and bustle of the theme park made it hard for anyone to hear the ringing, no one answered their phone.
“Did they come out before us?” Qian Wei waited until the last group of tourists came out of the haunted house but didn’t see her friends. Just then, her stomach growled hungrily. Qian Wei coughed sheepishly to try to cover up the sound. Fortunately for her, Lu Xun was looking away from her and didn’t seem to hear it.
“I’m done waiting.” Lu Xun put his hands in his pockets and said, “I’m hungry. I’m going to go eat first.”
Maybe hunger was really contagious because after Lu Xun dropped those words and then immediately headed for a restaurant Qian Wei began to feel hungry too.
Qian Wei quickly chased after him and tried to persuade him: “Why don’t we wait? That way, you can eat with Mo Zixin later. You already missed the chance to spend time with her at the theme park attractions twice in a row today! What will you do if you can’t find her again after eating?” Unfortunately, Qian Wei’s stomach didn’t seem to agree with her mouth. As soon as Qian Wei finished speaking, her stomach growled loudly.
Lu Xun said nothing. But he stared at Qian Wei’s stomach.
“I can still wait! I can hold on!”
Lu Xun said lazily, “I can’t wait.”
“Then why don’t you go and eat first? I’ll wait here, okay? I’ll bring Mo Zixin to meet you later.”
Lu Xun frowned: “Aren’t you supposed to be my lackey? Shouldn’t it be a lackey’s job to stand in line and order my food?”
That was fair enough. Qian Wei could not refute his logic, so she had to follow Lu Xun to the restaurant.
People couldn’t bring their own food and drink into the theme park, so the restaurant inside had a monopoly. And since it was meal time, the restaurant that was already full of tourists had more coming in from all directions. Lu Xun was really right, you almost needed another person to wait in line for you. And the food here was not really the sit-down type, it was more like fast food. There were long queues to pay and then a corresponding spot where the food was served. There were only a few types to choose from, things like pizza, rice with side dishes, noodle soup*, and so on.
“Lu Xun, I’ll buy you pizza!”
Lu Xun looked at her disdainfully: “I don’t eat junk food. I’ll just have the noodle soup. You can eat your pizza.”
Qian Wei was happy to escape from Lu Xun, so she quickly ran to the pizza line. Although it was junk food that couldn’t even enter Lu Xun’s eyes, there were still very many people in the queue. However, while Qian Wei was waiting in line, a man and a woman suddenly cut in front of her. The man and woman looked like a young college couple and Qian Wei was dumbfounded by their skillful ability to slip into the line.
“Hey, classmates, please go to the back of the queue. Don’t cut in line.”
In Qian Wei’s past experience, generally directly confronting these types of people who would cut in line would cause them to slink away in embarrassment. But for some reason today she met a couple who obviously had an unusual amount of fighting spirit.
The girl turned around and raised her delicate eyebrows. She smiled disdainfully at Qian Wei: “Cut in line? My boyfriend and I have been waiting here the whole time.” As she spoke she looked at her boyfriend. When Qian Wei followed her line of sight she found that the boy standing in front of her was quite tall and the arms exposed by his clothes looked quite strong. His face was slab-like and very ferocious.
The man looked down at Qian Wei and said, “Like she said, we were here the whole time. Do you have any opinion?”
Everyone could tell at a glance that he was not the good sort. The several people who were in line behind Qian Wei and who were also affected all simultaneously decided to swallow their anger and dared not to speak, adhering to the principle of not going looking for trouble. No one supported Qian Wei.
The man and woman were used to stepping on these types of timid people, so the woman smiled arrogantly and deliberately said loudly, “Honey, we’ll order six pizzas later, right?”
The man also smiled: “That guy went to save us seats so order eight. He and I can both eat two.”
“There should be a limit to your shamelessness, right?” The pizzas here were all freshly baked. So as soon as this man and woman opened their mouths to order eight pizzas, who knew how long Qian Wei would have to wait before she could order. It was really unbearable. “Do you two want to cut in line for everything?”
“Yes, we want to cut in line for everything, and today we cut in front of you especially. Can you do anything about it?” The girl’s face was full of pride as she spoke. “Why do you have so much to say? You’re the only one who is complaining, right? Who do you think you are? Just mind your own business.”
From behind, another girl pulled Qian Wei’s sleeve: “Classmate, just forget it, don’t waste your words on this kind of person. It’s not a big deal, we just have to eat a little later.”
As a person studying law, perhaps Qian Wei had a love for fighting for justice and safeguarding rights deep in her bones. Qian Wei spoke seriously: “It is because everyone is so passive when facing this kind of behavior that bad people dare to act like this.” Then Qian Wei took a deep breath and shouted, “You two queue jumpers, get out of here!”
Her shout was so loud that half of the people in the restaurant turned their heads to see what was going on. Under so many curious eyes, the two people who cut in line finally seemed to feel some shame, especially the girl, whose face flashed red, then orange, then green, then blue and then finally purple in turn. She was very embarrassed. Seeing that the man directly shoved Qian Wai.
“What is wrong with you?! Apologize to my girlfriend!”
The man was tall and strong, and he used 70 or 80% of his strength in his effort to save his girlfriend’s face. Qian Wei was pushed so hard that she stumbled backward. But just as she had stumbled a step back and was afraid she was going to fall, Qian Wei was suddenly supported by a pair of powerful hands.
“Didn’t anyone teach you not to put your hands on a girl?”
It was the same frosty and annoying voice that Qian Wei knew well, but at this moment she had never thought it was so beautiful.
Qian Wei looked back and saw Lu Xun.
Lu Xun glanced at the two people who cut in line. His voice was very cold and his words were as poisonous as ever: “Since you love to cut in line for everything, do you also want to cut the line to die earlier in the future?”
Hearing those words, the queue-jumping man was infuriated. He rolled up his sleeves, showcasing his muscular arms: “This matter has nothing to do with you, so don’t come here to mind other people’s business. Or did you come over here by yourself because you wanted to be beaten up?”
Although the man rolling up his sleeves was very tall and strong, and he seemed like a behemoth compared to Qian Wei, from where she was standing Qian Wei could see he was actually a little shorter than Lu Xun.
Lu Xun still maintained his usual cold and noble aura, he just glanced at the other man contemptuously: “I never mind other people’s business, nor do I care about things that have nothing to do with me.” He glanced at Qian Wei and said, “But you really have no right to touch this person.”
*’汤面’ literally just noodles in soup apparently
tl note: Just putting this heads up here since I made some changes last night: the number of advance chapters my Patron’s receive expanded today so if you are a Patron there are now more chapters to read now at all tiers.