“There’s also a problem with his character! Partner Lu usually acts fine, but whenever he encounters a more difficult case, he will fly into a furious rage. He’ll scold his subordinates in the office for hours on end, and when he’s especially mad he will smash things up and, on several occasions, he’s nearly gotten into fights with our male colleagues. However, because he’s always very serious about each case his strictness causes all of his subordinates to quickly learn and excel.”
“Also, he’s very meticulous and particular in his demands for perfection. For instance, every time the members go out for dinner, he makes sure we split the bill, and Partner Lu is always accurate to three decimal places when calculating who owes what, and he refuses to take even a penny less. His excellence is very moving.”
“And he always takes special care of his female colleagues. For instance, whenever it seems a bit cold in the office, he always takes the initiative to grab the girl’s hands and then ask for the office temperature to be adjusted according to the temperature of their hands.”
As she finished saying all that, the three people on the other side of the table all simultaneously fell silent and looked at Qian Wei with complicated eyes. Feeling their strange gazes, Qian Wei was confident that this blind date was 100% ruined.
And then, just when Qian Wei’s mouth was feeling a little dry from all the talking, Lu Xun finally came back.
When he saw Qian Wei at the table, he was surprised and asked: “What are you doing here?”
“Well, Sister Xiaowei’s date still hasn’t arrived, so I called her over to eat with us.” The curly-haired girl put on a pouty smile and continued. “We were actually talking about you just now.”
Lu Xun seemed surprised by this turn of events, but eventually, he nodded: “Well, let’s eat together then.” He glanced at Qian Wei. “You’ve already talked to them for a bit, but I’ll still introduce you all.” Lu Xun pointed to the girl with curly hair. “That’s Lu Sheng, my cousin. She recently returned home from abroad.” Then he pointed to the middle-aged couple, “And these are my parents.”
Qian Wei, who had been in the middle of taking a sip of water because she was feeling thirsty, was shocked by this twist and almost choked.
Horrified, she asked: “Y-you, your parents?”
Qian Wei looked up once more and finally understood the complicated look in the eyes of the three people on the opposite side of the table just now…
What had she just done?! What did she say in front of Lu Xun’s parents?! At this particular moment, Qian Wei desperately wanted to go back in time to five minutes ago and kill herself, if only to prevent herself from saying all that…
“So you were talking about me just now? What were you saying?”
Lu Xun’s mother looked at Qian Wei and smiled: “Your colleague seems very interesting. She was telling us some hidden things about you, and some secrets of your law firm.”
Lu Xun seemed startled by this answer: “Huh?”
Qian Wei didn’t dare let Lu Xun’s mother continue speaking, so she immediately filled herself a glass of red wine and raised it: “Auntie, let me propose a toast to you!”
However, Lu Xun’s mother wasn’t deterred: “This little girl, she just said…”
Qian Wei quickly filled and raised another cup: “Let me toast you again!”
Qian Wei bravely drank one cup after another, until at last her cheeks began to burn and her head became muddled and slow. At that point, she realized she was drunk.
However, by then she felt that drunk was drunk, and it was fine. She laughed giddily and patted her chest, before throwing off all responsibility and slurring out, “Actually, I was drunk just now, and I don’t know what I said at all, hahaha.”
Immediately Qian Wei began to feel dazed and muddled, and probably, if not for the fact that Lu Xun’s parents were at the table, she would have immediately done a solo performance of ‘Who I am, Where I am, What am I going to do?’ right there on the spot.
Thus, during the meal, Lu Xun was confused, Lu Sheng and his parents looked at Lu Xun with meaningful eyes, and Qian Wei drunkenly ate her steak.
They all chatted casually, not regarding Qian Wei as an outsider at all. And, despite the fact that she had been furiously slinging mud at Lu Xun in front of his parents just now, Lu Xun’s mother acted very magnanimous, she smiled gently towards Qian Wei and her attitude was overall very kind. Meanwhile, Lu Sheng had grown up with Lu Xun when they were children, and she took the opportunity to talk about Lu Xun’s past with a smile.
“In fact, I have always wondered why you’ve been single for so many years Brother Lu Xun. Obviously, it’s not as if you’re asexual. I even remember that there was a girl you wanted to confess to back when you were in college.”
Lu Xun, who had been elegantly cutting his steak with his knife and fork, paused his hands. He raised his head, pursed his lips, and said in a warning tone: “Lu Sheng.”
He obviously didn’t want Lu Sheng to continue this topic, but Lu Sheng just stuck out her tongue in response. She was very lively and completely ignored the warning in Lu Xun’s eyes to gossip: “Actually, back then he asked me how to write a love letter to a girl. But, in the end, even though he spent a few days agonizingly writing out the love letter, the girl didn’t pay any attention to him at all. After that, his face was always unpleasant for several months in a row.”
“Huh?” Qian Wei was a little curious. Did Lu Xun really write a love letter to someone?
Lu Sheng was obviously very dedicated to spreading gossip, and she had the professional ethics not to leave her audience in suspense, so she curled her lips and continued, “How old were you again? It was your second year, right? So 19 years old.” Lu Sheng heaven a long sigh. “Ah, it’s actually a really tragic memory for a first love in retrospect…”
After that, they kept talking but Qian Wei didn’t listen at all. She was already a little drunk, and on top of that she hadn’t slept very well last night, so now, drunk and tired, her head was muddled and slow. She only vaguely contemplated on what she had just heard. In the end, who was Lu Xun’s love letter back then for? Was it for Mo Zixin? Or, like in her dream, had it been for her? Right now, half-dreaming and half-waking, she could hardly even tell what was the dream and what was reality, even whether she was eating a meal here with Lu Xun today, and whether Lu Sheng had really talked about Lu Xun’s first love in front of her was all jumbled and muddled in her mind.
This situation was so strange. Probably, it was all just a dream, wasn’t it? It should be.
“Qian Wei? Qian Wei?” Lu Xun’s voice somehow at once seemed very close and also very far away.
“Can you stand?”
Qian Wei rallied her spirits and barely managed to crack open her eyes. She looked at Lu Xun’s blurry form in front of her and nodded slowly: “Mhm.”
Lu Xun pursed his lips and said, “I’ll take you home.” But then he looked back at his parents and cousin still at the table and corrected himself. “Well, for now, you can get in my car. I’ll send you home after I see my parents and Lu Sheng off.”
Qian Wei waved him off drunkenly: “No, no.” She held up her phone and shook it around. “I’ve already texted Qian Chuan. He will pick me up…”
After that, Lu Xun didn’t say anything further, and their group of five took the elevator downstairs in silence.
Qian Chuan would arrive out in front of the hotel, while Lu Xun’s car was parked in the underground garage, so their destinations were different. However, when the elevator arrived on the first floor and Qian Wei walked out, Lu Xun followed behind her.
Qian Wei vaguely heard him telling his family, “I’m going to see her to her car first, otherwise I won’t be able to rest assured.”
Thus, by the time Qian Wei realized it, Lu Xun had stepped out to stand behind her with slightly furrowed brows and, because of his decision, his parents and cousin also got out of the elevator on the first floor to follow them.
“Lu Xun, you don’t have to see me off. You can go ahead first…”
Unfortunately, just as Qian Wei finished saying this, who knew what sort of slippery thing she stepped on, but she immediately began to stumble. And, because she wasn’t very good at walking in heels, she promptly fell to the floor with a ‘Thud’ in front of Lu Xun’s shocked eyes.
“Pain, pain. It hurts…”
Qian Wei fell directly on her butt, and it was really painful. Now she really couldn’t stand up at all. In addition, because she was so drunk and muddled, she was slow to react and just sat on the ground for a while. Her thoughts spun randomly, and inside she angrily thought, it was just a dream, right? Why did the pain need to be so real?!
The voices of Qian Chuan and Liu Shiyun seemed to appear from somewhere, and Qian Wei looked up to discover that it really was them! She saw Qian Chuan anxiously running towards her from outside the hotel doors, but Qian Wei just blearily wondered: Why was it that she obviously only sent a text message to Qian Chuan, but Liu Shiyun also came?
“Qian Wei? Can you stand?”
All of Qian Wei’s limbs felt limp and weak, so she just sat on the ground tiredly. After a moment, she raised her head, looked at Lu Xun, and laughed: “Haha, you look so nervous right now. Even more nervous than that time when there was an issue with that merger worth hundreds of millions of yuan.”
Lu Xun met her eyes and pursed his lips, seemingly trying to maintain his composure: “First, stand up.”
Qian Wei had always obediently obeyed Lu Xun’s instructions, but right now, because it was a dream, she felt it would be okay to act a bit rebellious. So she stayed planted on the ground, her face flushed a drunken red, her eyes moist and dewy, and looked at Lu Xun steadily before saying: “Don’t wanna.”
Lu Xun didn’t waste any more words. Instead, he leaned over and tried to pick her up, but Qian Wei struggled and tried to push him away.
Although there weren’t many people in the foyer of the hotel, Qian Wei’s incident seemed to have attracted the interest of the people that were around, and a few of them even seemed to recognize Lu Xun. One asked: “Lawyer Lu?”
Lu Xun briefly glanced at the other party and gave a terse nod before ignoring their questioning eyes and turning his attention back to Qian Wei. Somewhat helplessly, he said, “Stop fooling around and get up, okay?” Lu Xun tiredly rubbed his brow, seemingly realizing that there was no point in talking reason or logic to a drunken person, he changed his tone, and his voice became very gentle, like he was coaxing a child. “Can you please stand up for me?”
Qian Wei blinked, and then her wet eyes fixed themselves on Lu Xun’s face: “I fell down. It hurts. I need a kiss from Lawyer Lu to get up.”
Hearing those words, Lu Xun’s body went completely stiff.
Qian Chuan’s eyes widened incredulously, and he looked at Qian Wei like he was seeing a ghost. Meanwhile, Liu Shiyun covered her eyes with her hands as if she couldn’t bear to look at this scene. On the side, Lu Xun’s parents and Lu Sheng were also looking at Qian Wei with complex and stunned expressions. The other people who had gathered around, some who knew Lu Xun and some who didn’t, were also watching to see how the situation would develop with curiosity.
Meanwhile, Drunk Qian Wei was feeling very dissatisfied. It was just a dream, so why was everyone reacting like this? She felt aggrieved. Was it against the law for her to come on to Lu Xun in a dream?!
However, despite how the other people were reacting, Qian Wei didn’t let herself be affected. After all, it was her dream, and the protagonist Lu Xun was properly moving according to her script.
After a silent moment where his entire body was stiff, Lu Xun, who had always been famous for his nearly inhuman degree of aloofness, bent down and kissed Qian Wei in front of everyone. His movements were stiff and careful, and after lightly kissing Qian Wei on the cheek, he took advantage of the opportunity to pull up the confused woman up from the ground.
However, Qian Wei was so dissatisfied with the perfunctory kiss that she reached up, grabbed Lu Xun’s tie, pulled him in close, and then kissed him directly on the lips. As she did, she murmured, “I need another kiss.”
This finally seemed to flip some sort of switch in Lu Xun, and he stopped caring about their surroundings completely. He pulled Qian Wei close and kissed her deeply.
At the same time, Qian Wei responded enthusiastically by wrapping her arms around Lu Xun’s neck deeply kissing him back. Around them, some people were gasping in shock, and some people even took out their cell phones to take pictures, but for Qian Wei, at this moment, the rest of the world seemed to have disappeared. There was only her, Qian Wei, in his arms, and she didn’t care about anything else. And, obviously, the man fiercely kissing her also didn’t care about anything else.
This is really a beautiful dream, Qian Wei thought shyly.
Qian Wei felt her face flushing and her heart fluttering with shyness as she wondered: How was it that even in a dream Lu Xun could kiss her this way, until her heart was thumping, her face was flushed, her legs were paralyzed, and she could hardly breathe? It was just a kiss, so how could Lu Xun turn it into something so fierce and overbearing? As if he really intended to devour her whole on the spot. Even for her, she felt it was a bit embarrassing to have this kind of dream.