Fortunate To Meet You (English Ver.) - Chapter 1
When his mother called and asked him to pick up Liang Zheng at the airport, Zhou Xu was playing basketball with his friend on the indoor basketball court near his home.
While talking over the phone, sweat poured down his jawline. Resentment was clear in his eyes.
“Grandfather still has business here, my father and I may just be back in the evening. I’ll send Zhengzheng’s flight number and phone number to you. You call her when you arrive at the airport.”
Zhou Xu frowned irritably, “Yes, I know.”
When he finished talking, he hung up the phone. “Ah Xu, let’s continue.” Qing Song threw the basketball here, Zhou Xu caught him and immediately threw it on the floor, “There is a need, go first.”
When he left the basketball court, it was 8 o’clock in the evening. Zhou Xu went home first to shower, change clothes and drive the car to the airport.
Liang Zheng bought a flight ticket at 18.30, the plane will arrive at Beijing Airport at 21:15.
Afraid Aunt Zhou would wait a long time, as soon as she got off the plane, she immediately turned on the cellphone.
Who would have thought, she immediately received a message from a series of foreign numbers 10 minutes ago as soon as she turned on her cellphone, “Parking Building No. 3, Area B No. 11”
Liang Zheng was stunned, thought for a moment and then called the number.
After the waiting tone has sounded a few times, the phone is connected.
“Hello?” Liang Zheng did not know who sent the message, asking carefully, “Who is this?”
On the other side of the phone there was silence for a few seconds, the voice of a man who was rather impatient could be heard, “Zhou Xu.”
Liang Zheng was stunned and immediately replied, “Oh, I’ll be right there.”
Liang Zheng knows who Zhou Xu is. Mama Liang Zheng always told her, how great her son Aunt Zhou was, from childhood to adulthood he never won second place. Not only that, every time Zhou Xu always kicked the second champion away, the rewards he had received were countless.
Sometimes when Mom was angry with her, she would say to Daddy, “Look, born in the same vein and had such a good relationship. Zhou Xu is so talented, which is the same as our daughter, three days of not being naughty. I’m already grateful.”
Liang Zheng smiled mischievously and deliberately mocked her mother, “Then, I will admit that he is your son.”
Liang Mama smiled too, sat on the sofa and said, “I really want to. Besides, I don’t want my daughter anymore, who wants to just take her away.”
Because she often heard her mother talk about Zhou Xu, so even though Liang Zheng never met the person, you could say that she had heard her reputation for a long time.
She found a parking space, from a distance she already saw a black sports car parked in the No. 11.
She pulled her suitcase and immediately ran there. The car window opened and Liang Zheng caught a glimpse of the young man sitting in the driver’s seat.
A young man wearing a loose white T-shirt, leaning on the car seat with one hand on the steering wheel, seems bored. He held the phone in his other hand and his long fingers ran across the screen.
As if noticing Liang Zheng’s presence, he looked up to look at her.
When that pair of eyes met, Liang Zheng only felt her eyes sparkle.
Mother only told her that Aunt Zhou’s son was very talented, but didn’t tell her that Aunt Zhou’s son was so handsome.
Liang Zheng smiled and waved, “Hi, I am Liang Zheng.”
Zhou Xu gave her a quick glance, his face very flat. His gaze fell on the suitcase beside her and reached out to press something from inside the car, the trunk in front of the car opened.
Seeing this, Liang Zheng immediately pulled her suitcase to the front of the car.
Just as she bent down and struggled to lift her suitcase, there was the sound of the car door slamming. In the next second, one hand reached over and easily picked up the suitcase and put it in the trunk of the car. After closing the trunk of the car, Zhou Xu returned to the driver’s seat to open the door and sat back inside.
Liang Zheng felt that Zhou Xu seemed a little cold.
She sat in the front passenger seat, bent over to fasten her seat belt in silence.
Without a word, the car had already driven out of the airport and reached the urban area, jammed around the second northern ring road.
Not knowing what was happening ahead, Liang Zheng poked her head and looked forward, but could not see what was happening. She turned her head to look at Zhou Xu.
Zhou Xu leaned his back against the car seat and put his hands on the steering wheel, his eyes looking forward and on his face was not the slightest expression. Inside the car was very quiet, Liang Zheng could no longer stand this awkward situation. She struggled to find a topic of conversation and looked at Zhou Xu, “Is there a lot of traffic in Beijing?”
Zhou Xu did not see her, only replied ‘hmm’.
Liang Zheng smiled and said, “Our place there is not too traffic jam. At most only during the new year, there are many people working outside the city going home. The heavy volume of vehicles causes a little traffic jam. But my house is a small area, from north door to south door, only half an hour’s walk has arrived. ”
She asked again, “Oh, yes. Have you ever been to Jingcheng? Although Jingcheng is small, but very beautiful. There is a lot of good food too. Whenever you want to go there, I can be your tour guide.”
Liang Zheng heard from her mother that Aunt Zhou was from Jiangcheng. When she was little, Aunt Zhou was very good friends with her mother. The two were classmates from kindergarten until they graduated from junior high school. Aunt Zhou moved to another city because her parents were transferred to work. Later, Aunt Zhou studied in Beijing. After graduating from college, she married and settled in Beijing.
Because there were not many relatives in Jiangcheng, Aunt Zhou had not been there for years.
Liang Zheng guessed that Zhou Xu probably never went to Jiangcheng either, so she was very enthusiastic about introducing Jiangcheng to him. From the scenery to the food, if really talked about, she could talk for a long time.
It’s just that, after talking for quite a while, she saw Zhou Xu didn’t respond at all. She knew that the person might not want to listen to her. Her voice slowly shrank and silently stopped the topic of conversation.
After returning to silence, the car became very quiet again.
Liang Zheng from childhood to adulthood, at least could not endure this kind of atmosphere. After holding her back for a while, she couldn’t help but speak, “Zhou Xu, what’s up in Beijing——”
“Do not talk too much.” Zhou Xu finally glanced to the side and said his first sentence tonight. Liang Zheng still didn’t finish talking, her mouth was still open. She was a little stunned to see Zhou Xu, blinked her eyes and finally closed her mouth and smiled to answer “Oh”.
Furthermore, Liang Zheng no longer dared to talk to Zhou Xu.
She continued to stare out the window in silence, also didn’t look at Zhou Xu anymore.
Fortunately the distance was not far, after going through a short traffic jam, they finally got home in 10 minutes.
As soon as the car stopped, Liang Zheng immediately removed her seat belt.
If it’s any longer in the car, if it’s not suffocated, it will definitely freeze to death because of Zhou Xu. It’s just that, when she looked into the house, she found a large white house in which it was so dark without any lights.
Where’s Aunt Zhou?
When she turned her head to look at Zhou Xu, Zhou Xu had already taken his suitcase out of the trunk.
She immediately took over, “Thank you.” Couldn’t help but ask again, “That … Aunt Zhou isn’t home?”
Zhou Xu walked past her and his tone was indifferent, “Go to my grandfather’s house, come back late.”
Liang Zheng was stunned for a moment, seeing that Zhou Xu had walked up to the door of the house and was opening the door, then she reacted again and pulled her suitcase to catch up.
The living room light was turned on, Liang Zheng stood at the door and glanced inside. One glance, her heart couldn’t help but be amazed. Very pretty house. The crystal chandelier in the center of the living room illuminated the mansion.
The house was luxuriously decorated and very spacious. Liang Zheng looked up at the ceiling and sighed in her heart, it was so high.
Zhou Xu replaced his shoes with house slippers, took out a pair of pink sandals that his mother had prepared a week ago. Threw it in front of Liang Zheng and turned around to enter the house.
Liang Zheng saw this, reacted again and immediately replaced her shoes with household slippers.
Her hands pulled the suitcase into the house, then crouched down to pick up the white sneakers and put them in the shoe cabinet.
After that, close the front door.
Zhou Xu came out of the kitchen, holding two cans of cola in his hand and walked over to Liang Zheng, handing her a can, “Want a drink?”
Liang Zheng immediately accepted, “Thank you.”
Zhou Xu ignored her, bent down to pick up Liang Zheng’s suitcase and turned toward the top floor.
Liang Zheng immediately followed and walked hand in hand with Zhou Xu, “Thank you.” She thanked him with a smile until it was curved.
But Zhou Xu didn’t seem to see her, his attitude was extremely cold. He carried the suitcase up to the third floor and stopped at a room at the end of the hall, “Your room.”
After he finished speaking, he turned around and entered the next room. Then, close the door.
Liang Zheng stared at the closed door next to him, was silent for a few seconds before turning around and pushing her own suitcase into her room.
She turned on the light, the room was a light green tinge. A very elegant and comfortable green, it looks very refreshing with the scent of the blowing summer breeze.
In the empty air there was still a faint smell.
Liang Zheng really liked this room. She looked around, after a while returned to the door and pulled the suitcase to the side of the bed. She squatted as she opened it, took a change of clothes and prepared to go to the shower.
After Liang Zheng finished showering and drying her hair, she went downstairs refreshed.
She still had never met Uncle and Aunt Zhou, she had to greet them.
Liang Zheng waited for more than an hour in the downstairs living room, Zhou Xu continued to be in the room and did not come downstairs. Although Liang Zheng was a little bored, she was also glad that Zhou Xu didn’t come down. However, living in the same room with Zhou Xu, is really uncomfortable.
It didn’t matter if Zhou Xu didn’t speak, not even he could speak.
Rather than being with Zhou Xu, she would rather be alone.
Liang Zheng was pacing around the courtyard boredly, the bricks and tiles in the middle of the courtyard she had stepped on one by one and turned to stomp on them again.
The residential area is very quiet, not even a bit of noise.
Around 11pm, she finally saw a car that seemed to be approaching here.
She looked up at it, then found that the car had actually been driven into the yard.
Liang Zheng was very happy, immediately stepped aside and made way for the car.
Zhou Yuzhi had already seen Liang Zheng from inside the car. As soon as the car was properly parked, she immediately got out of the car, “Zhengzheng.”
She smiled and walked in front of Liang Zheng, grabbed Liang Zheng’s hand and looked her up and down, “Gee, ten years haven’t seen you, Zhengzheng is already so big. So beautiful.”
Liang Zheng smiled until her lips curved, “Hello, Aunt Zhou.”
Then don’t forget to say hello to Uncle Zhou who just got out of the car, “Hello, Uncle Zhou.”
Uncle Zhou nodded at her, “It’s been a while?”
Liang Zheng said, “It’s been quite a while.”
This evening Zhou Yuzhi met her best friend’s daughter, in a very good mood. She led Liang Zheng into the house happily. “Initially, today I wanted to go pick you up myself. But Grandpa Ah Xu had a little need and we were stuck there. When did Ah Xu pick you up? Didn’t make you wait long, did he?
Liang Zheng shook her head, “No, no. As soon as I got off the plane I met him.”
“Good then.” Zhou Yuzhi changed shoes to enter the house and asked, “Oh, yes. Have you had dinner?”
Liang Zheng said, “I did. I ate on the plane.”
“Only eat so little on the plane?” Zhou Yuzhi suddenly frowned. “This Ah Xu, why doesn’t he ask you to go out to dinner?”
Liang Zheng was stunned and immediately replied, “No, you don’t have to. Aunt Zhou, I ate well on the plane.”
“How could that be,” said Zhou Yuzhi, “Which plane’s food could possibly be filling.” Besides, it’s already past 11 o’clock. Even though you have eaten, you must be hungry again now. You wait a minute, I got on and got changed. I’ll cook something for you later. ”
She said as she headed upstairs. “Don’t bother, Aunt Zhou.” Liang Zheng felt bad and immediately followed suit. “Must, must. You wait for me a moment, I’ll come down.”
Liang Zheng had no choice. When Aunt Zhou finished changing clothes and went downstairs, she also went to the kitchen. “I’ll cook the noodles for you, faster. Zhengzheng eat spicy food?” Zhou Yuzhi put on an apron and started boiling water. “I eat.”
Zhou Yuzhi laughed, “We all Jiangcheng people definitely eat, but Ah Xu and his father don’t eat. The chili stock at home usually I eat alone.”
Then added, ” Zhengzheng, help me get the vegetables out of the fridge.”
Liang Zheng helped pick and wash vegetables while chatting with Aunt Zhou. “My parents are nice enough, my mom always misses Auntie.”
“Yes. Initially it was agreed that last year’s Chinese New Year would go home. But suddenly Ah Xu’s grandfather was sick, so we couldn’t go. Some time ago I called your mother, hearing your mom say you were going to Beijing, this makes me very happy. I remember the last time I saw you, you are only 2 years old. Now you are about to enter the first year of college. ”
Since Liang Zheng was a child growing up in Jiangcheng, she has never been far away. After passing the college entrance examination, the whole family was overjoyed as soon as the notification letter was sent. She enrolled at Beijing University. A while ago, she saw the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China on the Internet. This was accidentally seen by her mother and her mother gave her money, “Our family’s financial condition is limited, since childhood we never took you out to see the outside world. Go if you really want to have a look. Go around, see where your University is.”
Liang Zheng originally wanted to come alone, who would have thought that her mother chatted with her best friend and accidentally discussed her trip to Beijing. As soon as Aunt Zhou heard about it, she immediately asked Liang Zheng to stay at her home after arriving in Beijing. Saying that little girls are unfamiliar with the outside world, it would be dangerous to go out alone.
Zhou Yuzhi insisted, Liang Mama also began to worry that her daughter would go alone, finally agreed. A few days before leaving, Liang Mama reminded Liang Zheng to be kinder when she was at Aunt Zhou’s house. Don’t bother other people.
Although Liang Zheng was sometimes a bit naughty at home, she knew how to behave properly, politely and manners. This made Liang Mama less worried.
Aunt Zhou cooked two bowls of noodles, apart from having Liang Zheng, there was still Zhou Xu’s.
When Zhou Xu came down, he had already changed into his white shirt and shorts. Both hands were put in trousers pockets.
When she entered the dining room, Liang Zheng sat at the dining table and couldn’t help looking at him.
Tall in stature and proportional body shape. Liang Zheng stared at him and could only sigh, what a really good gene. How come this person can look so handsome?