Waiting for You in the City (一座城,在等你) by Jiu Yue Xi 玖月晞 ~ Chapter 21

Song Yan finishes his cigarette and looks at Xu Qin again, Xu Qin has successfully finished her chili oil noodle and dumpling. She is eating her youtiao and drinking soy milk.

She has learned how to eat like local people. She cuts it up into small pieces and soaks all of it in inside the soy milk. The time it turns soft, she uses the spoon to scoop it. She finishes it and licks her lips. She seems to be satisfied.

Her way of eating is normal for people around here. Her hair is tied in low ponytail, she is wearing grey coat, jeans, low ankle boots, and carrying a small handbag. She looks like an ordinary woman. Except being a bit beautiful, her expression and temper are more tranquil and calmer.

The time he is still watching her, Xu Qin seems to notice it. She looks at him. Before their eyes meet with each other, he just looks away quickly.

It’s getting crowded.

Song Ya lights on his second cigarette.

Since encountering Xu Qin again, Song Yan hasn’t seen her face in detailed from very close distant. Every time his eyes couldn’t stop looking for her face for long time.

But he remembers her appearance very clearly. There’s no much difference. Her face just turns a bit smaller and pale.

Xu Qin is very beautiful, Song Yan knows it very well. That time he fell in love with her because of her beauty.

That day is the first day of school, Song Yan was sitting on the back side of the room and laughing with his friends. Everyone was in group and chatting around.

At a time, he unconsciously looked outside the window and noticed a left out female student passed by. She was carrying her backpack and lowered her head. She walked slowly.

He didn’t see her face clearly, she just felt her thin and weak figure somehow made him felt lonely and helpless.

Someone was talking with him and he replied her. He then looked back to see that female student but she was gone.

He continued to chat and laugh. This time someone raised his chin and looked at his back: “Ay, you block the new student’s path.”

This time Song Yan was sitting down on the table but his legs were on the other chair.

In that narrow aisle, that female students just passed by him.

He recognized her. He stopped talking and watched her. She was a bit shorter than him, she was so skinny and small.

That moment he suddenly wanted to protect her without any sign.

He didn’t expect that is a trap. How could she need his help.

Song Yan’s phone suddenly rings, it pulls him back from his memory.

It’s a call from Di Miao.

Song Yan frowns and counts the time that she should be at university now and get ready for the class.

“Hello?”

“Ge!” She sounds panicky, she is crying. She is saying several unclear sentences. Song Yan could hear from the background a man’s shout.

Song Yan throws the cigarette away: “Speak slowly, what is happening?”

“I………” Di Miao wants to say something but then hesitates, “Ge, I’m at the local police station. Hurry up come and help me. Please don’t tell Pa Ma.”

She is calling him, she says nothing else. Song Yan just asks which local police station and hangs up. “Wait, I’ll come over soon.”

He puts down his phone and goes to the cashier to settle the bill. Xu Qin also has finished her breakfast.

Song Yan asks: “Are you done?”

Xu Qin nods.

Song Yan says: “Then let’s go.”

Xu Qin asks: “Where are you going?”

She knows that he is getting a call before.

Song Yan says: “I need to handle a matter.”

Xu Qin asks: “What matter?”

Song Yan says: “Di Miao is at the local police station.”

Xu Qin frowns and for a short time she couldn’t know what a student like her does to be taken to the police station.

Song Yan knows that she wants to ask again, but he says: “Maybe she is in accident and quarreling with someone. She is a bit hot-tempered,”

“I’ll go first.”

Xu Qin follows him: “Let me send you over.”

Song Yan glances at her. Xu Qin says: Now is a peak hour, you wouldn’t get any taxi. Di Miao is waiting there, she should be anxious.”

“Thanks.” Song Yan doesn’t delay anymore.

After her car was drowned, Meng Huai Jin bought another same white BMW for her.

It’s just few days since she got this car. All the back seats and the front passenger seat are still sealed with plastic. Xu Qin tears it open and throws the plastic to the back seats.

Song Yan gets on the car and when he wants to fasten his seatbelt, he realizes the seatbelt is sealed with the plastic. He asks: “You change your car to the same one?”

Xu Qin switches on the engine and says: “You have ever seen my previous car?”

Song Yan just pulls it open and fastens it.

Xu Qin notices that she has said something wrong, she immediately says: “It’s wrong, you should have seen my car that day during the heavy rain.”

Song Yan just says “Em.” He is a bit unfocused.

Xu Qin thinks that because he is worried about Di Miao, she asks: “Which police station?”

Song Yan: “Qi Ye station.”

Xu Qin is considering how should she say it, but Song Yan just says directly: “No need your help. Don’t spend any favor to find connection.”

Xu Qin is startled. She doesn’t talk about it.

Song Yan says: “Thanks.”

A life for her is simple and relaxing. It’s a good matter.

He has no right or qualification to expropriate; Yet he also couldn’t lend favor or live it up.

Xu Qin starts to drive.

Because it’s peak hour, there are traffic jams everywhere.

Xu Qin asks: “Where is Di Miao studying?”

Song Yan: “At A university.”

Xu Qin is shocked: “Her achievement is very good? — I remember she used to love play around and didn’t like to study.

Song Yan sighs: “But she is smart.”

Xu Qin: “Why are you sighing?”

Song Yan looks at her and he says: “She could get success easier than other people. In the course of time, she isn’t revering to the customary convention. Moreover, if she has too much confident on her ability, she could play and trick other, it might be troublesome.”

Xu Qin starts to analyze, she suddenly says: “You are suitable to be head of a household.”

………..

Very quickly they arrive at Qi Ye police station, Di Miao is sitting down inside with her head hanging low. Looking at Song Yan, she immediately stands up: “Ge!”

The police, who is sitting in front of her, is writing a report. At first he wanted to tell her to sit down but looking at how young the police is and how kind he is, he doesn’t bicker with the young woman.

Xu Qin follows behind Song Yan, she notices someone familiar, who is sitting behind Di Miao. That was the woman that was chosen at the bar by Meng Yan Chen —— Ye Zi.

Song Yan is relieved to see that Di Miao is okay, he approaches her and asks: “What happened? Were you fighting with someone?”

He looks at Ye Zi, but Di Miao’s backpack is placed beside Ye Zi’s leg. It seems that both of them are together.

“What fight…..” Di Miao’s face looks anxious, she wants to say something but she notices Xu Qin, who is standing behind him. She turns unhappy: “Why are you here—-“

Song Yan frowns and cuts her off: “Di Miao, why are you here? Why are you going into a huff?”

Di Miao glares at Xu Qin and snorts. She plans to bicker for a moment, though her expression is unhappy.

The police asks: “This is your Ge?”

Song Ya says: “Yes, what did she do?”

The police: “She is selling fake goods. The people, who is suing her, just leaves.

Song Yan is disbelieved about this: “Selling fake goods? She is just a student ——“ Then he looks at Di Miao, his face changes. His tone also changes: “What happened?”

Di Miao is afraid of him, she doesn’t dare to say anything. She stalls for a long time and finally stamps her foot. She clutches his sleeve and says: “Ge, hear me out. I just do part time job, I bought thing from someone and sold it again. I was being deceived. I don’t know anything.”

“You are still telling lie?” The police brings a big bag of things and places it on the table: “You really don’t know that those things are fake? You are a college student, yet you sell fake things. This is a serious matter. Don’t your teachers teach you?”

The police sighs: “You guys are receiving higher education, you should know about the law yet you still break it. You guys are smart people, yet you guys take a wrong road, later on you would be a great disaster for our society.”

Song Yan glances at the pile of cosmetics products and bags. He shows any hint of anxiousness anymore. Di Miao knows that she is wrong, she is shocked.

Xu Qin looks at those products, she knows very clearly. She is afraid that Song Yan also knows clearly that Di Miao is lying too.

Ye Zi is much calmer than Di Miao, she just sits down there without any expression. Hearing Di Miao’s explanation, she also doesn’t respond. She just takes her phone and ponders whether she should make a call or not. Ye Zi lifts her head and notices Xu Qin is looking at her. She also recognizes her. She is shocked for a while then she just be calm.

Di Miao is still pleading for leniency; “I really don’t know anything, I don’t know whether these are fake or not. How could you only catch me when there’re lots of other students do this too? I never buy these expensive things, how could I know that these are all fake?”

The police still looks disbelief, Di Miao holds Song Yan’s arm: “Ge, help me to speak ——“ Looking at how sour Song Yan’s face is, he is unhappy: “What are you doing?”

Song Yan’s gaze is cold: “You still feel that you are wronged?” He takes a lipstick and asks: “How much you spend for this?”

Di Miao shivers and grumbles.

Song Yan says deeply: “Tell me!!”

Di Miao keeps on trembling, she says with a low voice: “The acquire stock is 50, the price offer is 300.”

“The real price for this product is ——“ Song Yan pauses and asks Xu Qin. “how much is the real price?”

Xu Qin is startled, yet she answers: “600.”

Song Yan asks Di Miao: “Part-time job? Are you stupid, how could you not know that you are selling fake products? —- Till now, you still not admit your mistake, you want to play smart and say you don’t know your selling? you want to shove the responsibility. You think that the police is stupid?”

The police is startled and nods.

Di Miao is so furious: “Don’t fan the flames okay?! I call you to help me.”

Song Yan says: “D*mm*t, I thought that you were on a fight. I don’t expect that you are the one that need to be beaten. You make mistake, think by yourself, how should you solve this matter?”

Di Miao: “How could I know how to solve this?”

Song Yan just asks directly: “Who is the person supplying all of these?”

Di Miao is startled and shuts up.

The police says: “I have asked her for so many times, she said that she has no their contact information. She said that the supplier just looked for her at her dorm. I want to look for her dorm mate, yet she doesn’t want to tell from which university she is.”

Di Miao sobs: “Police, please be magnanimous. I am also still a student. If you find my school, would I still be allowed to go to university.”

The police turns soft: “Now you know that you are wrong?”

Song Yan looks at Di Miao coldly and then glances at Ye Zi. Ye Zi meets his eyes but very quickly she looks away.

Di Miao doesn’t look at Song Yan anymore, she just keeps on begging the police. She says: “I really don’t know the contact information of that Jie Jie (Sister). Next time if she looks for me, I call 110 okay?” She looks like she would cry soon. “You also have met my Ge, he would scold me. I promise to go home and introspect myself, okay?”

The police hesitates and feels unease. He jabs on his pen: “With your condition, the victim is suing you, so for this, we should contact your university.”

Di Miao leans on the table and sobs: “If you report to me to the university then I’ll be recorded for illegal activity! Please, Police! I beg you.”

The police asks: “You really don’t know?”

Di Miao shakes her head and raises her fingers: “I really don’t know.”

The police hesitates once more, then he sighs. He seems to believe her.

Song Yan finally speaks up: “Di Miao, I’ll ask you once more, who is the supplier?”

Di Miao is startled and says with a low voice: “I really don’t know.”

Song Yan says to the police: “Inform the university”

Di Miao and Ye Zi are surprised at the same time.

The police asks again: “Which university?”

Di Miao’s face just falls apart, Song Yan is about to speak up.

Xu Qin calls after him: “Song Yan.”

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