The following Thursday, Wei Qi came to school to visit her again. He brought her a bag of stuff and she didn’t know what was inside..
“My colleague went on a business trip and I asked him to bring some things back,” he said. “You can say it’s a local specialty, a traditional Chinese medicine, or a supplement. Mix it well with water and drink it. It’s good for people with cold hands and feet.”
Was it because she said she was afraid of the cold before?
Xia Rou remembered that in the past Wei Qi had also given her several different kinds of supplements or something along those lines. The reason he had given her then was because he heard she was scared of the cold.
And at that time, his salary was higher, so the things he had gifted were also much better.
She looked at him carefully and realized that the clothes he had on were not as particular as she had known him to be in her previous life. His economic condition was likely not there yet, so he hadn’t started paying attention to brands.
This Wei Qi was actually quite different from the Wei Qi she had known before.
But his heart, and enthusiasm for her… were exactly the same, no matter the time.
Xia Rou recalled his appearance as he stood in front of the Cao Family household entrance, staring silently at her. Inside her heart, she felt sour.
Her eyes turned a little red. Translated by The Novelst
Wei Qi was shocked.
But inside his heart, he felt warm.
He thought she was just the person he expected her to be: an emotional, delicate girl. She could be so meticulously aware of the feelings expressed by others that she became easily touched.
Not only was she beautiful, but her heart was also soft. She seemed a very kind and gentle girl.
He felt that he still didn’t know much about her.
On their last date, he had only thought of looking for topics in common to talk about with her, but he had forgotten to ask more about her house.
But there was no huge rush. He thought their future was still very long; he would have a lot of time to get to know her slowly.
He looked gently at her. Xia Rou was embarrassed by his gaze and sniffled to hid ethe sourness in her heart.
“Thank you,” she said.
Wei Qi smiled as he looked at her. “I received it Monday, but I’ve been very busy over the past few days. I could only come today.”
Xia Rou remembered that it hadn’t been too long since he had entered the workforce. He had probably only just established himself in the company. This was the phase he needed to work hard and make progress for.
So she told him, “You’ve been working overtime lately. It’s better than you don’t come over at night. We can just meet on the weekends.”
Wei Qi’s face immediately brightened. “Then, this weekend?”
Xia Rou nearly promised him without a second thought. But she remembered that Cao Yang wanted to bring her to ski, so she had no choice but to reply, “This week, I can’t. My family is going skiing.”
“What about next week?”
“Next week I need to start studying for finals, or I might fail my classes…” Xia Rou said helplessly.
It was now exam season. On this campus where all the students were overachievers, the weak Xia Rou needed to work hard to catch up.
Wei Qi’s glowing visage faded until his head tilted dejectedly downwards.
Xia Rou chuckled. “Let’s wait until I’m done with finals.”
Wei Qi left the dorms, the cold wind blowing around him. All he could think about was the look of Xia Rou’s lips when they pressed together to form a smile.
So beautiful! Her soft pink lips were as delicate as flower petals.
Even though Wei Qi was young and green, he also had the instincts of a man. He wanted to be able to approach Xia Rou; to kiss her pink lips that looked like petals, and hold her small, snow-white hand.
But he also thought he should take it slow.
Though Xia Rou was friendly, she had a faint aura that made others hesitate to treat her with irreverence.
Of course, this might also be because a man, when facing a girl he really liked, would want to possess her physically, but would also be filled with a desire to protect her, so she could maintain her nobility and purity.
The contradiction between their spiritual and physical desires, alongside the various thoughts in their minds that couldn’t be realized, would bring them torment through countless sleepless nights. Only young boys in love like Wei Qi would experience the taste.
Usually only young boys would feel this way.
Older men huh, they were too experienced with women, so they would already have leveled up to become veteran players.
Men with poor conditions that were good at calculation wanted to pay the least to get the woman they liked.
Young girls, who were silly and quick to trust, would be especially easy targets.
Or those girls who were vain; giving them a taste of sweetness would have them willing to date those “mature men” who were usually only a tiny bit better in condition when compared to those young boys.
Men with great conditions were usually keen to possess. They typically despised seeing the struggle of a young boy who was deeply affectionate. They were more accustomed to using their diplomacy and power to dominate women.
The thoughts of men were of course most understood by men themselves, which was why Cao Yang would warn Xia Rou away from those who had already entered the workforce.
Instead, he wanted her to find a young boy still in school to have a pure, innocent dating life.
The students had entered the final review period. Though it wasn’t as nerve-wracking as in high school, Xia Rou still did not dare relax. It wasn’t easy for her to enter Sheng Da. If she failed a subject, she would be ashamed.
Wei Qi knew that she was studying, so he didn’t come to find her. But she still received texts from him throughout the day.
【Good morning! Have you woken up? 】
【Have you eaten? 】Translated by The Novelst
【Don’t push yourself too hard.】
【Have you slept? Good night. 】
Messages like these……
They had only gone on one date. Wei Qi did not know much about Xia Rou yet. He couldn’t find any other topics to discuss, so he could only greet her three meals a day.
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