Both of their feet were a little unsteady by the time that Lu Xun let go of Qian Wei and murmured: “According to your request, I’ve kept a low profile.”
Qian Wei simply wanted to cry but had no tears. Just where could this be considered low profile? After kissing her against the trunk of a tree for so long how could he say such shameless words? It seemed that modern college students were just too unscrupulous!
However, before Qian Wei could even calm down from that kiss, Lu Xun suddenly kissed her again. If the first kiss was gentle, this one was much more predatory and had a sense of undeniable dominance. Lu Xun cupped Qian Wei’s face with his hands and forcefully raised her chin so that her lips could meet and accommodate his lips and tongue.
Qian Wei found out for the first time that just one kiss could emit so many dizzying hormones. In fact, Qian Wei didn’t really have any sort of consciousness impression of what sort of scent defined ‘Lu Xun’, however, at this moment, she felt as if she was completely covered in that scent. As if he had somehow marked her, so deeply and thoroughly that even their breath overlapped.
When Lu Xun finally ended the kiss, Qian Wei’s flushed, and her eyes wandered dazedly. She really felt as if she couldn’t look at him directly anymore.
She struggled to compose herself and eventually managed to squeeze out: “You’re breaking the rules like this, aren’t you supposed to be on a probationary period? How come you’re already getting so ahead of yourself?”
But Lu Xun didn’t show the slightest trace of shame when facing Qian Wei’s accusations. He just glanced at her and said confidently, “Is there some issue with my actions? Is a person not supposed to be paid at all during their probationary period? Is it against the law for me to receive some benefits?”
“…” Why did she have to find a boyfriend with both eloquence and legal expertise? Qian Wei really couldn’t help but wonder. Was it too late for her to regret now?
“You really…” Lu Xun looked down at Qian Wei’s face and as he spoke his voice sounded a little annoyed, and his face was a little red. “I’m just instantly defeated as soon as I see you.”
Qian Wei looked up at him curiously and Lu Xun quickly looked away. His eyes wandered idly in the distance as the blush on his cheeks slowly climbed to his ears. When he spoke again his voice was a bit hoarse, as if his self-control was slipping: “Whenever I see you, I just want to kiss you.” He paused but then continued, as if to himself, “I need to restrain myself a little.”
He glanced back at Qian Wei and then stiffly changed the subject: “Where are you going next?”
Qian Wei looked at the time and replied: “I have to go to the library to work!”
It seemed that beauty really was harmful because, when faced with Lu Xun, Qian Wei had very nearly forgotten all about her work! If she had been in her normal state she would never have made such a low-level mistake!
“Then I’ll take you there.” Lu Xun said calmly. Then he reached over and naturally took Qian Wei’s hand and, although his face was still a little red, he was able to maintain his usual calmness and walk along with Qian Wei without even blinking.
Lu Xun didn’t let go of her hand until they arrived at the door of the library.
The University A Library had a written rule that, in order to ensure the proper atmosphere for self-study, reading, and learning, couples were not allowed to engage in any behavior that was too intimate while they were inside. Such banned behaviors included holding hands, kissing, hugging, and so on. In the beginning, this rule had been laid down during the final exam season of a certain year because several couples had gone too far and disturbed the review sessions of other people in the room, which had led to fighting and brawling. Back then the students had been quite disgruntled that the school had laid down such a rule that targetted any couple who entered the library so indiscriminately. However, now after many years had passed, although the school no longer actively enforced the rule, a long-standing awareness of its existence had been cultivated and it even had many private fans, so in the case where a couple couldn’t resist making out in the library, they would immediately be subject to a wave of condemning eyes.
As soon as Qian Wei stepped into the door of the wing of the library that she was in charge of, the librarian stopped her.
“Qian Wei, you’re just in time. There happens to be a batch of books from the main library on the seventh floor that need to be sorted and moved to our library. Go up and confirm things with Mr. Zhu, and then transport those books down here and sort them out.”
“Okay, Mr. Zhang!” Qian Wei responded energetically before turning around and whispering to Lu Xun, “I have to work, go back now.”
“I’ll accompany you to bring the books down.” Lu Xun replied. Qian Wei looked ever and saw that he was standing there with his hands in his pockets and his face had returned to its usual state which seemed to look down on everyone around him. Perhaps sensing her eyes, he glanced over at Qian Wei and added, “Anyway, I also wanted to go over to the main library.” And as if to appear more natural, Lu Xun added again, “I usually borrow all the legal resources I use from the main library.”
Qian Wei thought privately that Lu Xun had definitely never been to the main library at all. It seemed that Lu Xun didn’t know, but Qian Wei knew very clearly that there were no legal resources in the main library, none at all. It only had books on science and engineering, so Qian Wei almost wanted to ask Lu Xun, where exactly did he borrow anything related to law?
It was clear that Lu Xun wasn’t saying what he meant at all. Obviously, he was just worried that there would be too many books for her to carry by herself.
However, all the way until they were standing in the elevator, Lu Xun maintained his stance that he was going to the main library because it was ‘just on his way’. Qian Wei didn’t expose him though because she felt that this Lu Xun, who was acting duplicitously over nothing, seemed quite cute.
When they stepped inside Qian Wei found that today was a rare day where there was no one else in the elevator. Soon the doors closed, leaving Qian Wei and Lu Xun alone within four small walls. While Qian Wei was still in a daze, a hand snaked over and held her own. Qian Wei was shocked and looked up at Lu Xun, but saw that the other party was just staring at the floor indicator without blinking, as if the hand that was gently holding Qian Wei’s hand was not his.
The elevator in the library was old and it moved very slowly. In the past, Qian Wei had always been quite impatient with this, but today was different. When she was together with Lu Xun, it seemed that everything she normally found intolerable somehow became more lovely. Even this slow old elevator seemed to be going out of its way to allow her to spend more time with the person by her side. Lost in her thoughts, Qian Wei couldn’t help but stare up at Lu Xun’s profile.
The hand holding her own suddenly tightened, and in the next second Qian Wei found herself pulled Lu Xun’s arms.
Qian Wei became a little nervous: “Surveillance! There are surveillance cameras in the elevator! The librarians occasionally look at them!”
“Then we’ll just make sure they can’t see anything.” Lu Xun said. Then he directly reached up and covered the lens of the camera with the palm of his hand, before leaning down to kiss Qian Wei.
By relying on his advantage of height, he directly flouted the rules. He used one hand to cover the surveillance camera and held Qian Wei’s waist with the other. Then he pressed her against the side of the elevator and kissed her gently.
What happened to his promise to exercise a little more restraint just now?
Unfortunately, the scenario where only two people were in the library elevator was something rare after all so, as soon as the kiss started to heat up, the elevator was called to a stop.
It seemed there was someone on the fifth floor who wanted to get on.
Qian Wei subconsciously wanted to push Lu Xun away, but Lu Xun kept kissing her. Soon Qian Wei was in the midst of suffering. On the one hand, there was the warm touch of Lu Xun’s lips on her own, but on the other, she was distracted by trying to observe whether anyone else was coming onto the elevator. Under the pressure of these two stimuli, she felt as if all her senses were being magnified, to the point that she even imagined she could feel a burning heat through her clothes from the hand Lu Xun had placed on her waist.
Qian Wei’s mind was flashing with a lot of improper thoughts, and she couldn’t help but muse that it was no wonder so many people liked to cheat, after all this feeling that was a bit like the feeling of cheating was really a little exciting…*
Then, when the elevator door opened, Lu Xun finally ended the kiss, let go of Qian Wei, and stepped away. Their faces were both a little red and they both seemed a bit breathless.
Three girls came in from the fifth floor, chatting and chattering and instantly dispelling the rosy atmosphere inside the elevator.
As if to conceal what they had been doing, the two people who had been hugging and kissing moments ago were now standing at far ends of the elevator. However, even so, Qian Wei really felt as if the whole world could see that she was having an affair with Lu Xun at a glance…
“Oh, it’s Lu Xun!” A round-faced girl with a ponytail suddenly nudged one of her companions with her arm and whispered.
The words ‘Lu Xun’ seemed to be magical because the other two girls who had been happily twittering just now suddenly began whispering shyly.
“He hardly ever comes to the library, what a surprise to meet him…” Another girl whispered while fixing her eyes on Lu Xun.
The girl with the ponytail winked at her and said, “Come on! Do it!”
Finally, the most lively of the three girls took a step towards Lu Xun. When she spoke, her tone was a little shy and timid, as if speaking required her to muster great courage: “Lu Xun, can I ask you for your number?”
The girl had fair skin, round eyes, and small lips. Overall, she had a cute face and lovely voice, to the point that even Qian Wei felt that, if it were her, it would be very difficult to refuse her request to exchange numbers.
However, it was a pity for her that Lu Xun had never been an ordinary person.
His voice was cold and he turned his face away indifferently, seeming to be a completely different person from the one who had just passionately held Qian Wei and kissed her until the very last second before the elevator doors opened.
“I have a girlfriend. She will be jealous.”
The rejected girl’s face that had just begun to darken because of Lu Xun’s rejection suddenly lit up again with curiosity: “You have a girlfriend?”
Lu Xun was a person who would never say two words for something that could be solved with one word, and who would never say three words for something that could be solved in two. However, today, he surprisingly took the initiative to say a complete sentence so, not to mention those three girls, even Qian Wei felt a little surprised.
Although she was rejected, she unexpectedly got an explanation from Lu Xun, so the girl who had taken the initiative to start the conversation was no longer so embarrassed. Soon the elevator reached the sixth floor and the three girls became lively again as they got off the elevator. As they were leaving, one of them sent a lingering look back at Lu Xun before the doors closed again.
Finally, there was only Lu Xun and Qian Wei left in the elevator again.
Qian Wei finally let out a long breath she hadn’t realized she had been holding in. She was a little frightened, so she looked at Lu Xun angrily and said, “We were almost seen. It really nearly scared me to death!” Qian Wei complained, “Didn’t you say you would restrain yourself a little bit?”
Lu Xun’s tone was completely unrepentant as he replied: “Who told you to look at me with those kinds of eyes?”
“What kind of eyes did I look at you with?”
Lu Xun tilted his head upward and unnaturally moved his eyes: “Like that.”
“A sort of silly look.”
“When you look like that it makes me want to kiss you.”
Even as Lu Xun said so, he also showed her with his actions because, as soon as he finished speaking, he leaned down and gently swept a kiss across Qian Wei’s cheek.
However, as soon as the elevator reached the seventh floor, Lu Xun quickly shoved his hands in his pockets and restored his cold and distant image at the exact same moment. He walked out of the elevator leisurely with a stoic face, as if it had been another person who had been stealing a kiss just moments ago.
“What are you waiting for?” Lu Xun turned and looked back at Qian Wei. “If there are any books that need to be carried down, I’ll do it.”
When she saw Lu Xun’s calm and placid face, Qian Wei was suddenly struck by some mischievous thoughts. She pretended to be in a daze and said, “Hey, didn’t you come to borrow a legal book here?”
“…” Lu Xun replied stiffly, “I suddenly decided I don’t want to bother.” Then he glared at Qian and blustered, “Are only you women allowed to be fickle and flighty, but we men can’t?”
Okay, okay, you’re so good-looking, you can be as fickle as you want, Qian Wei thought helplessly.
It wasn’t actually that hard to move books from the main library to the wing that Qian Wei worked in. The books just needed to be loaded onto the library’s special book cart, and then the cart could be pushed wherever the books needed to go. However, Lu Xun was very thick-skinned and stayed by Qian Wei’s side the whole time. He loaded all the books onto the cart himself and then pushed them over to where Qian Wei directed him.
After Lu Xun finished delivering the books, he waved to Qian Wei and said, “I’m leaving.”
*I guess it’s similar to the feeling of cheating in that in both cases you’re worried about getting caught? I dunno, not really a parallel I would draw myself.