Chapter Four

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The name in the phone book was a word less or not, Jiǎn Míng Xià felt uneasy  to ask.

After driving for more than an hour, there was a heavy rain. It was clear that the boundary was still sunny a few minutes ago. After going on for a while, it was rainy.

Jiǎn Míng Xià felt that the boundary was really magical. After driving on for half an hour, the sky finally cleared up revealing a dazzling sun.

Jiǎn Míng Xià had her eyes opened all the way until she got off the highway at noon and looked for a place to eat.

After getting out of the car, Xuē Lì Héng asked her, “Is there any prohibition? Or something you don’t like to eat? “

“No, I’m not picky.” Jiǎn Míng Xià replied so.

She was not sure if it was only her imagination, but Jiǎn Míng Xià felt that Xuē Lì Yán’s gaze was a little peculiar when he looked at her.

After ordering in the restaurant, Xuē Lì Héng went out to make a phone call. Jiǎn Míng Xià turned to ask Xuē Lì Yán: “Why do you always look at me?”

“It’s a little strange that you say you’re not picky.” Xuē Lì Yán’s eyes narrowed slightly, like a smile yet not a smile.

Jiǎn Míng Xià thought about it and knew why he said so. Jiǎn Míng Xià had been a very picky eater. She did not eat scallion, coriander and pepper, and she did not like to see sweet food on the table. If she accidentally tasted a little bit of sweet and sour pork ribs, she would lose her appetite.

And she stubbornly believed that porridge was sweet. Even  salty porridge could not be called porridge, she would not eat it even if she were to starve to death.

She had no idea how to get used to it. Once Jiǎn Míng Xià thought that something could not be eaten or was not delicious, she would never touch it.

When she had been a child, she would be angry when she looked at the dishes at home. Then she would refuse to eat any rice and went to school hungry.

Could Xuē Lì Yán not feel funny when she had said that she was not picky about her food.

Jiǎn Míng Xià had not expected that Xuē Lì Yán still remembered these things, but still shook her head and explained, “I’m really not picky now. When I was in college, the dishes in the canteen would not come according to my taste, not to mention scallion and garlic. As long as there were no cockroaches, I would eat anything.”

Xuē Lì Yán frowned: “Why didn’t  you go out to eat?”

It escaped her expectation that one day, as a younger generation, he would speak to her in a preaching tone. Feeling a little unhappy,  Jiǎn Míng Xià replied nonchalantly, “I was lazy.”

This reason, Xuē Lì Yán was unable to respond and could only look at her eyes with hating iron for not becoming steel[1].

[1] meaning is feeling resentful that one cannot meet up his expectations.

There was an awkward silence.

After a while, Xuē Lì Yán said, “Didn’t you just throw up when you eat scallion? Could you bear it?”

“I just swallowed it, I didn’t chew it,” She explained.

Xuē Lì Yán stopped talking.

Somehow, he still showed an expressionless facade, but Jiǎn Míng Xià could vaguely sense that he was angry.

What are you mad at? There’s nothing to be angry about.

Jiǎn Míng Xià could not afford to mull things over, so she no longer thought about it. She felt that things have remained the same, but people have changed. The child, who had been well-behaved and obedient at the beginning, had now turned into this eccentric and moody style.

It was painful to think about it.

Xuē Lì Héng came back by the time the dishes were served on the table. During the eating period, the three ate at ease and did not talk much.

The restaurants on the highway paid attention to the quantity of dishes. Spicy, heavy with salt and MSG dishes were not suitable for people with light taste.

Jiǎn Míng Xià was sure to tell him that she finished all the things in the chopsticks, such as scallions or peppers. She swallowed them directly, and then choked and kept drinking water.

Xuē Lì Yán had been watching her eat, Jiǎn Míng Xià was totally oblivion to it.

It was merely having your meal. What was so strange about it.

When the car was on the road again, the air pressure in the car was significantly lower.

In the second half of the road, Xuē Lì Héng’s car was driving slowly. He talked with Jiǎn Míng Xià from time to time.

Xuē Lì Héng was a model of starting from scratch. He had started off as a porter at the bottom of his college summer vacation, then graduated and officially entered the famous decoration company in Nancheng. Step by step, he learned about the operation of the company. Then he started his own company, took half of the business of the original company, and became one of the top ten decoration companies in Nancheng.

Having gained all this information from the mother’s mouths, Jiǎn Míng Xià was dumbstruck.

She did not know if it was appropriate to have a whole new level of respect for Xuē Lì Héng. Nevertheless, to sigh with sorrow that the business world was akin to a battlefield.

However, the future president was still in the process of paying off his debts. He could not hold up such a big scale of operations with the support of his parents alone. To what extent he could go, still depended on himself.

If Jiǎn Míng Xià were an ambitious woman, whether to care about or not, to have chemistry or not, just grabbed it and everything else could be discussed later.

Unfortunately, Jiǎn Míng Xià was not that type of person. She just wanted to be the same as before. Everyone could grab a  drink and eat meat altogether without restrain.

It sounded more like men’s friendship, and was obviously impossible. They were no longer children anymore. Besides, he did not lack her as a friend.

However, there were no more excuses not to contact one another. Though to have a chat when meeting was enough. It was not necessary to demand back the love between brother and sister, one only needed to keep it in your heart. When thinking about it, she felt terrible.

Xuē Lì Héng also shared the same means. It had not been his intention to bring her to the present circle. He only asked her to go fishing and have tea in the afternoon.

Jiǎn Míng Xià answered with a smile..

Xuē Lì Héng sent Jiǎn Míng Xià all the way to the front of her apartment, and he also dropped Xuē Lì Yán here.

The explanation for this was that if you were not on the way, you could take a taxi by yourself.

Jiǎn Míng Xià stood right inside the community complex, watching Xuē Lì Héng drove away.

She did not know that her expression was at loss.

Xuē Lì Yán saw it.

He called out, “Jiǎn Míng Xià.”

Jiǎn Míng Xià came back to her senses and rebuked: “Call me older sister, I haven’t seen you for several years. Where did your manners go?”

Xuē Lì Yán ignored her nitpicking, towed her suitcase into the apartment building, while walking he asked: “What floor?”

Jiǎn Míng Xià looked at the high-heeled shoes under her feet, then said: “The sixth floor.”

She could not guess what was going on with this apartment. The apartment was relatively new. The tiles were still brand new, but there was no elevator.

Of course, it might be the developers’ intention to save space.

Jiǎn Míng Xià climbed the sixth floor in one breath, the breath was a little disordered, Xuē Lì Yán gave way to the side.

Jiǎn Míng Xià fetch the key to open the door. When she was opening the door, she offered him: “Go in and have a seat first.”

Although she still felt a little awkwardness with him from before, there was no reason not to open the door and not let guests in.

Xuē Lì Yán shook his head: “Next time, I still have something to do today.”

Jiǎn Míng Xià was not sure whether he was being perfunctory or really got something, but she did not insist and said instead: “Then I’ll go first.”

En.” Xuē Lì Yán responded.

After Jiǎn Míng Xià pulled the suitcase in, Xuē Lì Yán was still standing there in the hallway. Neither one of them closed the door.

Xuē Lì Yán looked at her and said, “Close the door.”

Looking at him from where she stood, Jiǎn Míng Xià could  not distinguish the mood she was feeling inside. However, the heart suddenly gave birth to a trace of fear.

The kind of fear that women felt towards men.

Hence Jiǎn Míng Xià immediately closed the door and completely shut Xuē Lì Yán out.


Unconsciously relieved, Jiǎn Míng Xià thought whether there were chances of Xuē Lì Yán suffering from mental illness. His whole person was weird.

Standing in a daze for a while, Jiǎn Míng Xià began to collect and pick up the luggage, washed those which needed to be washed, put away things that should be put away.

Jiǎn Míng Xià was not a person who knew how to live, nor was she a person who was lazy to live a serious life. She simply did not have much decoration and furniture in her home. Besides reading books, she did not have any other hobbies.

She once raised goldfish in a fishbowl. She bought six goldfish in pairs, and five died. What survived was a black goldfish.

It had grown from a small fish to a large one, and it’s black scales fade to pale gold and then white.

One day, she woke up and found the fish had also died.After that, Jiǎn Míng Xià had no desire about keeping pets.

me123chan corner: Poor XLY, you remember JMX past dream, but she forget about it T_T.

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