He listens to her words and turns silent for a moment. Then he just easily shifts the topic: “You have moved out for two months, shouldn’t it be time for you to go back home.”
Ye Qing Xin lays down on Jing Bo Yuan’s arm and buries her head on his neck.
After a long time.
She speaks up: “I’ve a busy schedule now. I have forty classes in a week. On the weekdays I’ll stay in the dorm, on the weekend, I’ll go home and accompany you, okay?”
Jing Bo Yuan doesn’t say anything. Ye Qing Xin raises her head and looks at his face. Ye Qing Xin just regards his silence as his approval.
She doesn’t know why but she feels that Jing Suo Suo wants to speak but she suddenly just stops.
During the break, when she is coming inside the restroom, Jing Suo Suo stops on her. She calls after her. “Xin Xin.” Her smile is stiff.
Ye Qing Xin watches her fax and asks: “Do you have anything to say to me?”
Jing Suo Suo says: “Nothing.”
Ye Qing Xin narrows her eyes: “Suo Suo, has anyone tell you that every time you lie, your ears turn really red?”
“Ah, really?” Jing Suo Suo raises her hands and rubs both of her ears. “No one has ever told me that.”
She says it and just realizes that it is a trap. She is startled and responds.
“Xin Xin, you are really mean!” Jing Suo Suo stomps her feet like a little kid.
Ye Qing Xin takes her to the corner: “Say it. I notice that since this morning you seem to have something to say to me. What is it?”
Jing Suo Suo bites her lips and falls silent for a while. At last she says: “Let me tell you, don’t be angry. You must not tell my Ge that I am the one that told you about it.”
Ye Qing Xin feels a faint of bad premonition. She smiles and says: “What is it? Why are you acting so mysterious?”
Jing Suo Suo is serious: “Promise me.”
Ye Qing Xin smiles: “Okay, I’ll not be angry. I will not tell anyone that you tell me something.”
Jing Suo Suo gets her promise and moves closer to Ye Qing Xin’s ear. “Da Bo Mu (Eldest auntie) wants to let Da Ge to marry Gu Qiao from Yan family. Nai Nai gives a tacit approval. Tonight Da Bo Mu invites Gu Qiao’s parents to our house to have dinner. That time they will also invite Da Ge home, to feel out Da Ge’s opinion.”
Ye Qing Xin’s face turns pale, but her smile is still there. “Isn’t their relationship not really good? How can she suddenly be so warm-hearted?”
Jing Suo Suo says: “How can I know it. Da Bo Mu always acts so cool, I also don’t dare to talk with her… but Xin Xin, don’t you worry. Da Ge likes you, he will not care about that Gu Qiao. Also me, I will always stand on your side!”
JIng Suo Suo vows solemnly. Her action makes Ye Qing Xin smiles and feels good.
“Thank you, Suo Suo.”
“What are you thanking for? We’ve been roommates for so long. We have good relationship. Oh right, tonight you should find a way to stop Da Ge, don’t let he go back home to have dinner.”
Ye Qing Xin smiles: “Didn’t you say that your Da Ge will not mind Gu Qiao, now you ask me to stop him, so tell me do you believe him?”
“Of course I believe him, but you know that Nai Nai is the one that raised Da Ge up. He always has a good relationship with Nai Nai. Nai Nai is more like his biological mother than Da Bo Mu. If it’s only Da Bo Mu’s initiative, Da Ge will definitely ignore it. But the important thing is Nai Nai also thinks the same way. She is an elderly, she is more conservative. Though she likes you but….”
Jing Suo Suo doesn’t finish her sentences, but Ye Qing Xin understands her meaning.
Old madame Jing likes Ye Qing Xin, but for Old Madame Jing, Ye Qing Xin is not as important as great grandson.
“Actually for this it’s also my Pa and Er Shu (Second uncle)’s faulty. If one of them has a son, then Nai Nai will not place all her hope to have great grandson on Da Gew.” Jing Suo Suo’s eyes turn bright. “Xin Xin, if not you can just register your marriage with Da Ge. With the red book, Nai Nai will approve. Da Bo Mu will also not do anything. Anyway you will not live with her so you don’t need to be afraid of her.”
Ye Qing Xin smiles.
She could feel Jing Suo Suo’s effort to comfort her.
After the lunch, Ye Qing Xin returns to the dorm.
Ye Qing Xin thinks about Jing Suo Suo’s words and takes her phone. She walks out and stands at the balcony.
She dials Jing Bo Yuan’s number. It’s answered.
He is not busy.
Every time if he is busy, he will just answer and asks: “Is there any problem?”
Ye Qing Xin feels that she has became more understanding about him.
Ye Qing Xin asks him: “Have you eaten your lunch?”
Jing Bo Yuan: “I’m eating now.”
Ye Qing Xin: “Then do I disturb you?”
Jing Bo Yuan doesn’t say anything.
Ye Qing Xin asks again: “You didn’t forget to eat ground peanut before eating lunch right?”
Jing Bo Yuan laughs: “You made a reminder on my phone.”
Ye Qing Xin smiles. She is afraid that he will forget so last night she made reminder on his phone. Three times a day.
“Then….. do you have plan tonight?”
Jing Bo Yuan doesn’t answer, he just asks: “Why?”
Ye Qing Xin says: “I want to have dinner with you.”
Jing Bo Yuan answers: “I’ll pick you up at six.”
The calls ends.
She starts to look around at the garden. She notices that there is a young couple that is kissing each other. She watches them. Suddenly her phone rings.
It’s a call from the Si Ming Jing of Pear company.
Ye Qing Xin joins the competition and Connie let her do it in one of the company room. She also assigns one of supervisor to help her. It really saves her from lots of trouble.
“Jing Jie.” Si Ming Jing is a forty years old woman. She hates it when everyone calls her auntie so Ye Qing Xin calls her Jing Jie. It makes her happy.
Si Ming Jing says: “Xin Xin, do you have time to come over. I’ve printed a pattern that you asked. Come here and see it if it’s the result that you want.”
“Thank you Jing Jie.”
“No need to be so polite. I should do it.”
At night six o’clock.
Jing Bo Yuan shows up at the B university main gate with his car on time.
Ye Qing Xin finishes her class at 05:10 p.m. After the class, she just directly waits for him at the gate. Jing Bo Yuan just stops his car and Ye Qing Xin just runs over and opens the car.
“Are you waiting for a long time?” Jing Bo Yuan sees that she was waiting under the tree. She looked bored.
Ye Qing Xin smiles: “Big Boss Jing is worthy for me to wait.”
Jing Bo Yuan strokes her head and laughs. “What do you want to eat?”
Ye Qing Xin thinks about it and says: “I want to eat the salmon at Xi Jie’s restaurant.”
Jing Bo Yuan doesn’t say anything and just drives the car to Wen Ren Xi’s restaurant.
On the way, Jing Bo Yuan’s phone vibrates.
Ye Qing Xin turns her head to look at the window.
Perhaps it’s because she could guess the caller.
Indeed, Jing Bo Yuan says: “I will eat outside, I will not go back…. Em…… After the dinner, I’ll go back directly to Nan Shan mansion…… just handle it….”
The call ends.
“Who is it? Are you busy?” Ye Qing Xin looks at his face: “If you are busy…. I can eat by myself….”
Jing Bo Yuan holds her hand, he intertwined their fingers together. He doesn’t say anything else.
Ye Qing Xin looks at the side of his face. She comes closer and hugs his right arm. She just leans on her arm.
She remembers He Su E’s words toward her, she closes her eyes and asks: “Bo Yuan, tell me when we are old, and everyone that has same age as us, has children, you….. will we be jealous?”
Jing Bo Yuan’s hold turn tighter. He says calmly: “If you like kid, we can adopt.”
It’s a silence.
Ye Qing Xin says: “It’s not the same.”
“Xin Xin.” Jing Bo Yuan slows his car down. He says seriously: “I said to you. Kid and you, I want you. In the future, you shouldn’t let your imagination run wild again. You need to learn to filter other’s words. You shouldn’t just put it inside your heart. Our days are still long.”
Ye Qing Xin understands him. “Okay.”
“Listen to me.”
Ye Qing Xin kisses his hand. “Em.”
Jing Bo Yuan smiles.
After forty minutes, the car stops at the parking lot of Xi Fan restaurant.
Both of them get off the car and holds each other car.
They get inside the restaurant, it is really crowded. All the table are occupied.
Wen Ren Xi is greeting her guests with her cat on her hold. Looking at both of them, she excuses herself from her guests and comes over to welcome them. “It’s been a long time since you guys came here.”
Ye Qing Xin smiles: “Xi Jie.”
Wen Ren Xi nods and says to Jing Bo Yuan: “There’s no seat for now. Go and take a seat at the hanging chair for a while.”
Jing Bo Yuan doesn’t say anything and just takes Ye Qing Xin to the hanging chair.
Wen Ren Xi’s restaurant is very interesting
Ye Qing Xin is so happy to see the hanging chair. She is impatient to sit down on it. She sits down on it.
Jing Bo Yuan watches her liveliness because of the hanging chair, he helps her to push it. “You like it?”
Ye Qing Xin closes her eyes and feels the coolness of the wind on her face but she is not cold.
“When I was young I really wanted to try this, but that time I needed to take care of Xiao Guo, I didn’t have any free time. Then I turned older and felt that this is a toy.”
Jing Bo Yuan laughs lightly: “Now you turn to a little kid?”
Ye Qing Xin smiles and looks at the man in front of her. She acts like a spoiled kid: “Being with you, shouldn’t I be a little kid?”
She doesn’t know why but she feels that she is changing. She sometimes acts like a little kid.
After several minutes, Wen Ren Xi comes over and calls them to get inside.
When they are ordering the food, Ye Qing Xin just orders a salmon. She seems to just come for the salmon.
After ordering, she stands up and goes to the bathroom. When she just leave, Xi Fan bumps into a couple. She smiles: “What a coincidence, there’s no seat for now. Do you want to go and share a table with A Yuan?”
The man is tall and handsome, he seems to be thirty six or seven years old. The woman is around twenty two or three years old, she is so pretty.
That man looks at Jing Bo Yuan and just directly holds the woman beside him to get inside.
“You are alone?” He asks Jing Bo Yuan.
Wen Ren Xi asks the waiter to add two chairs for Jing Bo Yuan. They both sit down.
Jing Bo Yuan greets the younger woman first. “Sao Zi.” Then he says to the man: “She is in the restroom.”
He doesn’t say who is with him and but that man understands.
The young woman suddenly stands up and says: “Have a chat, I also want to go to the restroom.”
Ye Qing Xin comes out from the restroom and bumps into a person. She looks at someone. She unexpectedly is the woman that she knocked into when she was in the supermarket and day dreaming.
Ye Qing Xin smiles at her. The woman seems to recognize her to her so she also replies her smiles.
She comes out of the restroom and goes back the private room. She notices a familiar figure is smoking. She walks toward him and snatches away the cigarette on his hold. “Stop smoking—-”
She just says it and the man turns his head. She just realizes that it is a stranger face.
Ye Qing Xin is startled and terrified.
She feels that this man has a similar figure as Jing Bo Yuan but his hair style is different with Jing Bo Yuan.
“I’m sorry, I recognize wrongly.” Ye Qing Xin apologizes.
That man watches her: “Ye Qing Xin?”
Ye Qing Xin is startled and looks at the man in front of her. He is in a full suit. He looks dignified just like Jing Bo Yuan….
That man stands up. He is tall. He says: Ji Lin Yuan, Bo Yuan’s friend.”
No wonder he is sitting on their seat. Ye Qing Xin smiles: “Mr Ji, Hi.”
Ji Lin Yuan smiles when he hears her formal greetings: “No need to be so formal, I should call you Di Mei.”
Jing Bo Yuan comes inside at this time.
“Why are you standing up.” He comes over and guides Ye Qing Xin back to their seat and let her sit down.
Ye Qing Xin blushes a bit. She says: “Before I recognized wrongly.”
Jing Bo Yuan frowns and looks at her: “What did you do?”
The young woman with Ji Lin Yuan also comes inside the room. Looking at Ye Qing Xin, who is sitting beside Jing Bo Yuan, makes her startled. She goes to her seat and says: “You are Ye Qing Xin, Bo Yuan’s fiancee. What a coincidence. This is our third time to meet each other.” She continues: “I am Song Xian Yu, you can call me Song Song or Sao Zi.”
Ye Qing Xin follows her advice readily: “Sao Zi.” No wonder that Ji Lin Yuan looks familiar to her, it turns out that they had met each other at the supermarket.
Song Xian Yu smiles.
They all enjoy the dinner together. The time they are done, it’s already 7.30 p.m. Wen Ren Xi sends all of them off.
When they are outside, the weather is a bit windy. Jing Bo Yuan takes off his coat and and drapes it on her shoulder.
Ye Qing Xin sees that his cloth is thin, she feels sorry for him. “I’m not cold.”
Yet Jing Bo Yuan just hugs her. He says goodbye to Ji Lin Yuan and Song Xian Yu. Ye Qing Xin gets in the car. She complains to him. “You are wearing so little, if you are sick, no one will care of you.”
Jing Bo Yuan kisses her lips lightly. Suddenly his phone rings.
Ye Qing Xin looks at the phone and reads it “Nai Nai.”
Jing Bo Yuan answers it. “I will go home now.”
Ye Qing Xin doesn’t ask him about it, she just let him to send her off to B university gate.
Before she gets off the car, she kisses his corner of lips and says: “Drive carefully. Goodnight.”
Jing Bo Yuan watches her figure disappear. He smiles. Then he drives the car away.
After fifty minutes, Jing Bo Yuan’s car arrives at Jing family residence.
Jing Bo Yuan changes his shoes and gets inside the living room. The living room is full of Jing family elders, except Jing Yi.
He comes over and greets all of them then sits down on the sofa.
Old Madame Jing’s face is sour. She looks at Jing Bo Yuan’s face and asks him directly: “This night you were with Xin Xin?”
Jing Bo Yuan doesn’t deny: ‘Em.”
Old Madame Jing’s hand is trembling: “You are certain and decisive that you want to marry her? You will not change your mind?”
Jing Bo Yuan looks at Old Madame Jing’s eyes: “Nai Nai, I was raised by you, no one understands me more than you.”
Old Madame Jing watches his face for a while. Right, he is the child that she raises, how can she not know his temper.
After a while, she smiles. “Okay, in the future I’ll not intervene your marriage problem.”