“Mom, what’s the matter?” Qi Yue asked his mother, tilting his head, “Mingyu and Dad have gone in, let’s go in too.”
Mother Qi nodded, thinking that now is not a good time, so she followed Qi Yue into the house.
As soon as the winter vacation and New Year holiday ended, Ji Chen went back to school. It was not like he didn’t want to stay at home, but his parents told him to work hard, don’t waste time or great opportunities. Therefore Ji Chen couldn’t stay at home, so he packed up and went back to school.
It was only when he returned home that he found out that all of the exchange students he went with had performed better than himself, so why did he stay? It was said that he performed well, but everyone who performed better went back, making his reason for staying too far-fetched.
When he was at home Ji Chen thought for a long time on if he could find a reason. When he got back to school, he gathered up all his courage and went to find the person in charge to ask for clarification.
Generally speaking, if such a good thing happens to a person they would not think too hard about it and just let it go. No matter what the truth is, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. Before Ji Chen may have been confused and also just let it go, but this time he had to find out the truth for himself.
After finally finding the man in charge, he looked down on Ji Chen. When Ji Chen asked him what happened he told him the truth straightforwardly, word for word.
“Master Ying didn’t tell you about this matter and didn’t say not to, so I’ll just tell you. It’s Master Ying who used his connections to let you stay until graduation.”
“Master Ying…as in Ying Jincheng?” Ji Chen was silent for a while, and still asked with difficulty.
“Who else?” The man grinned, “Continue to get along with the young master and maybe you can get even more benefits.”
Ji Chen clenched his fist and glanced at him, then left without saying a word.
Since that last night, Ji Chen has never contacted Ying Jincheng again. Although Ying Jincheng has looked for him, he would avoid him every time. This time… Ji Chen took out his mobile phone. Thinking of Ying Jincheng’s appearance, there was a burst of loss and pain in his heart. He gritted his teeth and dialed the number.
The phone was quickly picked up, and Ying Jincheng’s gentle voice came out, “Hello? I thought you wouldn’t want to talk to me anymore.”
“I have something to ask you.” Ji Chen squeezed the phone, trying to make his tone appear calmer.
“Where are you? Let me come over to meet you.” Ying Jincheng said over the phone.
“No, just talk on the phone.”
Maybe it was Ji Chen’s rarely serious tone of voice but there was silence on the other end of the phone. Ying Jincheng then asked, “What’s wrong?”
Ji Chen told him about what just happened, “I can’t believe I didn’t know that you did these things behind my back. I just want to know why.”
Ying Jincheng sighed, “There is no other reason. At the time I just wanted to do it.”
“I don’t believe you. “Ji Chen gritted his teeth and said, “You want to keep me around, maybe you think I am amusing, that’s why…”
Ying Jincheng was startled. He did have this idea. He thought Ji Chen was interesting, but it was not because he wanted to play with Ji Chen. He just didn’t want him to leave. Ying Jincheng didn’t give it much thought at the time and just did what he wanted.
“Where are you? At school, right?” Ying Jincheng asked instead.
“Why do you care where I am at!” Ji Chen roared.
“I’m going to find you, we’ll talk about this in person.”
“I don’t want to!” Ji Chen was a little flustered. He still didn’t want to see Ying Jincheng.
“Well that’s too bad.” Ying Jincheng said after “Wait for me, don’t run around.”
After Ji Chen hung up the phone, he walked back and forth around the campus. He didn’t want to see Ying Jincheng, but where can he go now? He looked up at the sky, it was already to late in the day to leave campus now. If he leaves now, by the time he gets back, the school gate will be closed. He really didn’t want to be stuck outside over something like this.
Before he could figure out what to do, a car stopped next to him, and Ying Jincheng got out of the car.
Ji Chen couldn’t help backing up a few steps, and he was stunned. He walked around in circles, allowing himself to be found…
“What do you plan to do?” Ying Jincheng asked, standing beside Ji Chen.
“What plan?” Ji Chen looked at Ying Jincheng in confusion.
“After knowing this, do you want to go back? Or will you continue to stay…”
“Of course I will continue to stay!” After Ji Chen blurted that out, his face felt hot. He looked at Ying Jincheng’s faint smile, and he was ashamed. He lowered his head and said, ” Only a fool will not take advantage of it.” But his fists clenched, showing his inner shame.
“What?” Ji Chen raised his head and looked at Ying Jincheng incredulously.
“That’s what you should do.” Ying Jincheng smiled and pinched Ji Chen’s face, “So make good use of the opportunity I am giving you. You have the ability to do so. I believe in the future you will definitely make a name for yourself.”
“Of course I will!” Ji Chen’s eyes lit up when Ying Jincheng said that. He didn’t even move to hit the hand on his face. The corners of his mouth went up and he didn’t feel embarrassed anymore.
Ying Jincheng’s expression darkened. The hand pinching Ji Chen’s face let go and started stroking Ji Chen’s face, “Did you lose weight?”
Ji Chen was taken aback, and then he realized their current position. He couldn’t help but take a step back. Ying Jincheng grabbed Ji Chen’s waist with one hand to prevent him from backing away.
“What?” Ying Jincheng answered with a smile, knowing what Ji Chen meant, but pretending not to understand.
A cry of surprise came from the side. Ji Chen and Ying Jincheng looked over naturally. Both of them knew the other person- Liu Qi. Last time he was supposed to get dinner with Ji Chen in the cafeteria but it was ruined by Ying Jincheng.
After Liu Qi yelled, Ji Chen knocked off Ying Jincheng’s hand. Ying Jincheng glanced at Ji Chen and smiled mysteriously.
When Liu Qi saw the two people he knew, he ran over a little shyly. First greeting Ji Chen and then Ying Jincheng.
Ji Chen rolled his eyes secretly. Liu Qi was making it seem like they were familiar with each other when after the last time, Ji Chen ignored Liu Qi. In fact, Liu Qi’s heart was not on him anyway. Seeing Liu Qi and Ying Jincheng chatting, Ji Chen felt a little uncomfortable in his heart.
“Senior, you are at school so late.”
“Well, something happened.” Ying Jincheng smiled and asked, “Did you stay at school during winter vacation too?”
“Yes. You know I have to study hard, I can’t take any breaks.” Liu Qi said shyly.
“Well, good for you.”
“Senior, are you still doing something? I’ll invite you to dinner. I just came back from the library and I haven’t eaten yet. I’m so hungry.” Liu Qi clutched his stomach and paired with his face, it made him look very cute.
But what Ying Jincheng thought in his mind was that if Ji Chen made this kind of action, it must be very…poof…Ying Jincheng couldn’t help but laugh.
Liu Qi’s eyes lit up, will Senior agree to go with him?
Ji Chen thought so too. At this moment, he didn’t know which muscle spasmed but his head felt hot and he grabbed Ying Jincheng’s arm and said, “I thought you said you were going to eat dinner with me?”
Ying Jincheng looked surprised. He looked at Ji Chen and saw that his eyebrows were tense, but he was still stubbornly looking at him. His heart softened, and he didn’t want to refuse. At this time, he touched Ji Chen’s face, his eyebrows were gentle, “Yes.” He replied. He turned his head, put away the expression on his face, and said to Liu Qi, “I’m sorry, I have an appointment.”
Liu Qi opened his mouth and looked at them in disbelief. Especially on Ji Chen’s body, sweeping up and down with a face of disbelief.
Ying Jincheng frowned and blocked Liu Qi’s sight of Ji Chen, “Then we will leave first. Bye.” After speaking, he pulled Ji Chen into the car and left.
Ji Chen looked back at Liu Qi.
“What? You have regrets?” Ying Jincheng asked him as he drove.
Ji Chen curled his lips, “I’m just looking at your rotten peach blossoms. By the way, where are you taking me?” Seeing that he was about to leave the school, Ji Chen hurriedly said, “Let me out. I want to get out.”
“Who said that we were getting dinner.” Ying Jincheng smiled and looked back at Ji Chen.
“I…that was to help you. I know you definitely don’t want to go to dinner with Liu Qi, so I opened my mouth to help you.” Ji Chen explained, pale and feeble, even he didn’t believe his words.
Ying Jincheng chuckled, “Oh? Are you sure that I don’t want to eat with him?”
“It is not too late to turn around and find him!” Ji Chen glared at Ying Jincheng, “Let me out the car.”
“I am just kidding. I even forgot what his name is.” Ying Jincheng grabbed Ji Chen’s hand and shook it, “Let’s go. I will take you to dinner.”
“No, it will be too late after dinner and I won’t be able to get back into the school.” Ji Chen looked at the fading school gate with some worry.
“Then spend the night at my house.”
After one sentence, both of them were silent. At the same time they remembered what happened that day…