Qian Wei took the external hard drive and wandered around outside of Lu Xun’s dormitory hopefully for a while. Eventually, she sent a text message to Lu Xun and he came downstairs.
It looked like he had just taken a bath. He was dressed casually with cotton trousers and a slim coat, but he still radiated his usual lazy allure. His hair was not completely dry yet and occasionally drops of water dripped down to his ears, which were still slightly red from the heat of the bath.
Unfortunately, the owner of those lovely ears was not very lovely himself. Instead, he was cold and noble and his beautiful lips only uttered three words: “What’s the matter?”
“A present for you!”
Qian Wei had long been accustomed to Lu Xun’s character so without saying much she directly handed over the external hard drive: “Thank you for saving me when I fell into the water. I heard that your external hard drive was broken, so I especially bought you a new one.” She smiled like a lackey. “There are also some good things on it, all of which I especially picked for you.”
After Qian Wei finished saying that, she didn’t know why but she felt a little shy. So she didn’t wait for Lu Xun to respond, she just waved at him and ran away.
When Qian Wei returned to the dormitory, she was welcomed strangely warmly by Liu Shiyun: “Come in, have some warm water and moisten your throat, sit down quickly and I’ll massage your shoulders.”
“Come on, what do you want?”
Liu Shiyun said with a smile: “Well, the contest I told you about last time will start next weekend but we’re still just a few people short. Do you think you would like to take part? She quickly began to sell it, “There are bonuses for the top three scorers in this competition and Lu Xun will also be taking part!”
Qian Wei was really surprised: “Lu Xun? Didn’t you say he only bothers with international competitions? How on earth did you persuade him to lower himself to join in such a petty competition?” A thought sprang to mind. Could it because of that time that she asked Lu Xun to attend, so now he was really attending because he had promised her? But then Qian Wei quickly denied her own guess. After all, for human beings, it was too easy to fall into ‘he looked at me, so he must care about me’ or ‘he smiled at me, so he must like me’ trap. It was one of the major illusions people would encounter in life. Qian Wei reminded herself that she shouldn’t delude herself into thinking that she had that much influence on Lu Xun.
Liu Shiyun shrugged: “To be honest, I didn’t do anything to persuade him. Last week Lu Xun suddenly came to me and said he wanted to sign up for this competition. It made me so happy. Did you know? Ever since I put up a banner saying that Lu Xun would participate, the girls in our law school began responding all over the place, and all of a sudden, a lot of people signed up! Now we just need a few more! You should come too! I’m begging you!”
Qian Wei couldn’t just beat Liu Shiyun to death to make her stop so she eventually agreed to sign up.
When she finally made it back to her dorm room, Qian Wei changed into her pajamas and was ready to settle down and watch some TV. But as soon as she turned her computer on, she heard the auntie downstairs yelling for her.
“Qian Wei! Someone’s looking for you!”
The voice was so loud that the Qian Wei trembled.
So Qian Wei changed her clothes and went downstairs full of curiosity, only to find that Lu Xun was the one standing outside the door. His hands were in his pockets and his head was down so his expression was hard to see. But even if he buried his head in the sand like an ostrich, Qian Wei was afraid that all the girls in the dorm would still recognize him just by his outstanding ass. Which was why all the girls walking by could not help secretly glancing at him as they passed him. Some of them even blushed when their concentration faltered.
At this time of day, there were a lot of people coming and going at the doors to the girls’ dorm so Qian Wei wanted to dodge this encounter. She did not want others to see that Lu Xun was waiting for her. But her plan to be low-key was instantly destroyed by Lu Xun.
Almost as soon as Lu Xun saw Qian Wei, he shouted her name between clenched teeth.
Qian Wei could only face the heated gazes of all the girls around head-on, she bravely walked over to Lu Xun: “What’s the matter?” She saw Lu Xun was holding the external hard drive she bought him in his hand. “Is there something wrong with the external hard drive I bought you?”
“No, the external hard drive you bought is very good.” Lu Xun seemed to be forcing his sentence out word by word.
Qian Wei said tentatively, “You don’t like the color?”
Lu Xun’s face was livid: “You still have the face to ask me about it? You should know in your heart that you saved something for me on this external hard drive.”
“The imported movies?”
Lu Xun was so furious he laughed: “Yes, they’re all imported movies.”
“Not only that, ah~, there are also study materials.”
When Lu Xun heard this, his face contorted with anger: “You don’t only want to let me see, but you also want me to learn!”
Now Qian Wei was feeling a little baffled: “What’s wrong with letting you study? Didn’t I give you movies for entertainment and materials for learning at the same time? Is there a problem with that?” In order to kiss ass, Qian Wei lied and said, “Plus all those good things, which were more than a few gigabytes, had to be downloaded using the terrible dorm internet. It was so slow and often disconnected, but I did it all myself just to give you a little more selection. With God as my witness, I really put in painstaking efforts for you!”
“You’re really too kind.” Lu Xun said, “It seems that I should thank you for your great perseverance and drive to overcome difficulties that led to you giving me 10GB of porn and 5GB of postures to ‘learn’?”
“…” Qian Wei felt as if she had been struck by a thunderbolt from a clear sky. She almost got down on her knees. “My Lord*!” I’m being wronged! This, this was not me! I didn’t know!”
Lu Xun smiled coldly: “Didn’t you download it yourself with the slow dorm internet? And didn’t you know that it was full of ‘imported movies’ and ‘learning materials’?”
Qian Wei wanted to cry but had no tears. She felt this situation was a bit like being caught in bed, it was really useless to try to explain or deny it. She thought, little salesman, I can’t believe you had such a dirty heart! I believed in you for nothing!
“Qian Wei! There you are!”
Fortunately, in the midst of this awkward moment, Mo Zixin’s heavenly voice suddenly appeared behind Qian Wei. Qian Wei looked back and saw her standing there. Today, she was wearing a pink skirt and her face seemed even more beautiful than usual. She seemed surprised to see Lu Xun there, she quickly smiled and said hello: “I didn’t expect to see Lu Xun here.”
“What’s the matter? Zixin, there must be something important for you to come find me, right?” Qian Wei winked at Mo Zixin as she spoke. Desperately hoping she would rescue her from Lu Xun’s cold eyes.
Mo Zixin smiled and said, “Are you free right now? As I mentioned last time, I’d like to introduce you to my cousin. I happen to have plans to have dinner with him today, why don’t you come along?”
Qian Wei yelled: “Go! I’ll go!”
“Don’t be in such a hurry. We can leave in an hour.”
Anxious to escape from Lu Xun, Qian Wei spoke nonsense: “I can’t wait an hour. I suddenly want to fall in love, I really can’t wait to see your cousin.”
“But… but my cousin won’t be here for an hour.”
“Right now I am very nervous, so it’s actually a good thing he won’t arrive for an hour. If we arrive early I can use the time to psychologically prepare myself, then I will be in my best form when I meet him.”
Mo Zixin looked at Qian Wei’s clothes and suggested carefully: “Do you maybe want to go back and change your clothes? Isn’t your outfit a little too casual?”
Qian Wei then noticed that the clothes she had casually pulled on to run downstairs just now. It was actually the ugly black coat that Lu Xun had bought for her on that day when it rained. Mo Zixin said that it was ‘too casual’ but that was clearly just a euphemism to let her save face.
“That coat… I don’t think it’s very suitable for you. You’re in good shape but that coat is too baggy to show that off at all. “
Mo Zixin continued persuading her euphemistically and Qian Wei couldn’t help but glance over at the person who had bought the coat for her and was standing not far away. It turned out he was looking back at Qian Wei provocatively and his eyes seemed to be saying ‘It’s up to you.’
Workplace Survival Code No.1: Never question the boss’s taste!
Qian Wei patted Mo Zixin on the shoulder: “No, I think this coat is very good. It’s loose and comfortable, which makes moving free and easy. It’s full of personality and besides, I think that if a person likes me they will not only shallowly like me because of my clothes, instead, they will fall in love with me no matter what my appearance is. Black is also the most classic color, it’s dignified and elegant and shows my temperament!”
Mo Zixin probably did not expect that Qian Wei would bluntly refute her. She was so disbelieving that she even forgot to coach her words as euphemisms: “Although black is a classic color, don’t you think that the style of that coat is a little out of fashion?”
Workplace Survival Code No.2: When other people question the boss’s tastes, firmly protect the boss!
“How could that be?! Zixin, you don’t understand. Although this coat is not in the latest style, it is not called ‘out of fashion’. It’s called ‘nostalgic’!”
Mo Zixin looked at Qian Wei and her expression seemed to say ‘I never knew you were blind’ and Qian Wei forced herself to face that incredulous look with a smile.
“It’s not too early so let’s go! I’ll just keep things authentic! After all, if you’re going to fall in love with someone, you have to fall in love with the real them!” She didn’t know if it was her illusion but Qian Wei felt like Lu Xun’s gaze had turned a little playful. She felt a little guilty so she hurriedly pulled Mo Zixin and left.
Mo Zixin had been right. Qian Wei really did arrive too early. Mo Zixin had chosen a Japanese restaurant not too far from the campus to meet her cousin in. But right now it was not even time for dinner yet, so there were no other people in the Japanese restaurant except the staff. There was some incomprehensible Japanese newscaster talking on the TV.
Mo Zixin explained: “My cousin is helping the dean during a lecture this afternoon. The lecture is not over yet so it will be a while before he arrives.”
Qian Wei waved her hand casually: “That’s fine.”
“Since we have to wait here for an hour, let’s not waste our time.” Mo Zixin coughed and then pulled out a red book. “We can take turns studying law!”
Qian Wei: ?
Qian Wei looked over intently. Mo Zixin had pulled out a book called: Civil Litigation Law in The People’s Republic of China, that had a red cover. She struggled and said, “I am not good at civil litigation. I can’t memorize it…”
“Well, forget it. We can skip civil litigation.” Fortunately, Mo Zixin seemed very understanding.
However, before Qian Wei could breathe a sigh of relief, Mo Zixin took out a book on Contract Law, a book on The General Principles of Civil Law, and a book on Marriage Law from her bag.
Mo Zixin smiled and said, “Let’s learn the others!”
At this moment her whole body exudes the brilliant radiance of a high achiever. She was indeed the picture of an excellent and driven young woman. Meanwhile, by this hour, Qian Wei more or less was only good for chatting or reading entertainment gossip…
Seeing this pile of red books, Qian Wei really just wanted to die!
*daren (大人) …I just dunno what the best way to put this in English is.