There was a sour yet sweet feeling in her heart.
Her face turned a little hot and she lowered her head to let him continue holding her hand.
Even the pedestrians who walk past them couldn’t help but turn around to take another look at them.
A handsome man and a pretty woman, both filled with youth… They looked well-matched, so much so that the people looking at them would also feel good.
Inside the darkness of the cinema, Wei Qi did not release his grip on her hand.
Even though their palms were hot and there was a little sweat, he didn’t want to let go.
Xia Rou could feel that he was turning from being nervous to being relaxed. He had enough time to get used to it.
She remembered that Cao Yang had told her before that no one could treat her too simply.
Xia Rou knew what that meant. Translated by The Novelst
A few years ago, just because Hu Xuan tried to lay a hand on her, Cao Yang beat him soundly.
In these last few years, she also knew what it meant when the brothers of the Cao Family treated others “simply.”
She thought, Wei Qi didn’t treat her simply.
He would be very careful and cherish her delicately.
Though he was a little green, he could touch people’s hearts.
That was why when he held her hand, she didn’t feel repelled or disgusted.
She even felt that if he wanted to go a step further and do something, she could accept that too.
That was why she wasn’t actually sick; it was just that she hadn’t met the right person in the past.
With the right person, all these intimate actions were wonderful.
The sky grew dark early in the winter. It was only late afternoon but their surroundings had already turned dark.
Wei Qi was reluctant to let her go.
“Let’s have dinner before you go,” he pleaded lowly.
“No, I can’t,” Xia Rou really had no way to go. “My brothers are returning today. We’re all meeting for dinner.”
Wei Qi was upset.
“Then I will come back to see you early after I celebrate the Chinese New Year with my family,” he said.
Xia Rou smiled. “It’s no use for you to come back early. I won’t be here.”
“Huh? Are you going somewhere else to play?”
“Mn. My brothers are taking me to the hot springs in the mountains and they’re going hunting. We’re probably going to be gone about half a month, and when I get back it’s probably going to be time for school to start.”
Wei Qi’s head dipped in sadness.
Xia Rou chuckled.
“I’ll send you photos when I’m there,” she said.
“Mn…” Wei Qi replied unwillingly. He thought of something and asked, “Where does your family usually go hunting?”
“Probably somewhere in the West of Xinjiang? I don’t know which hunting ground they’re going to, but usually it’s there,” answered Xia Rou.
Wei Qi called her a taxi and took a photo of the license plate and the driver’s license as usual and finally bid her goodbye.
After seeing the taxi drive away, he began to miss her even though it hadn’t been more than half a minute.
Wei Qi stood at the side of the road and blanked out for a while. He began to think back on the feeling of her little hands and giggled before hailing a taxi for himself.
In the car, he remembered that Xia Rou had only revealed a little about her home situation. But he could faintly guess that her family was likely well-off. He could tell from the small details of her usual clothing and commodities.
He remembered seeing her take out her wallet before. The logo was from a brand that sold products that went for, at the very least, one thousand dollars. He had also just started to begin recognizing these luxury brands now that he was working.
But Xia Rou was still a student. While most of her classmates were still shopping at commodity stores, her belongings were already delicate and expensive.
Wei Qi felt a little pressured, but it was more motivation for him.
Providing his parents a peaceful life in their later years, promising his wife a happy life, and building a happy childhood for his children: wasn’t that the main goal of a man? Building up the foundations was the most basic condition of all happiness.
Making money was the responsibility of men. Translated by The Novelst
And most of all… For a beautiful girl like Xia Rou, Wei Qi couldn’t even imagine letting her live a frugal life.
A woman’s delicate beauty required a man to maintain with money. And the more beautiful the woman, even more so in regards to the money.
Because women were so fragile… they couldn’t afford to withstand the destruction of life and age.
Wei Qi sat in his taxi, thinking about the conversation he had with his leader back then. He estimated in his heart that he could probably get a promotion and a raise by next year… He was full of energy inside his heart now!
“Xiao Rou hasn’t returned yet?” Cao Xiong asked in surprise.
Cao Yang’s expression changed, his face not looking so well.
Cao An replied, “She said she had plans with someone to watch a movie, but that she would come back to eat dinner with us.”
Cao Bin looked at his watch. “There’s still half an hour left before dinnertime.”
Proofread by: Hannah
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