Fortunate To Meet You (English Ver.) - Chapter 2
After finishing the evening snack, coming out of the dining room, Liang Zheng accompany him in the living room. Uncle Zhou also came down and sit on the single sofa on the right. Zhou Yuzhi cut apples for everyone and asked Liang Zheng, “Where are you going to play tomorrow?”
Liang Zheng sit on the sofa very obediently and said, “I want to see the national flag-raising ceremony.”
Just as she said these words, she saw Zhou Xu who is also sitting on the single sofa on the left suddenly look up and glance at her. The emotions in his eyes are not clear, and Liang Zheng is a little stunned. Did she speak wrong?
“There is nothing wrong with seeing the national flag-raising ceremony. After seeing that, as well as go to the Forbidden City.” Zhou Yuzhi said as she look at Zhou Xu, “A Xu, you will take Zhengzheng over there tomorrow.”
Zhou Xu’s hand that is holding the cup’s hand stop, frowning without him noticing. He look at Liang Zheng and look back at his mother again, “So crowded, what can you see?”
Zhou Yuzhi said, “Therefore, you should go more to get a good position.”
Then he pauses and adds, “But the sun rises early in the summer. You may have to get up earlier.”
Zhou Yuzhi look at the clock and it’s almost 12 in the evening. She immediately hand the cut apple in her hand to Liang Zheng, “It’s too late. You guys hurry up and sleep, you have to get up early.”
Liang Zheng nods, “Then I’ll go up and rest first. Uncle, Auntie, rest early.”
Liang Zheng follows Zhou Xu upstairs. As soon as they reach the door to the room, she heard Zhou Xu say, “Get up at three o’clock.”
Liang Zheng is stunned, but when she turned around to look at Zhou Xu, Zhou Xu had already opened the door to his room and went inside.
Because it is Liang Zheng’s first night to come to this house, she can’t sleep at all. Until 1 o’clock, her eyes are still not closed. At 3 o’clock, her alarm go off on time. Liang Zheng immediately got up and turn off the alarm. Afraid that Zhou Xu is waiting for her, she immediately get out of bed and rush to the bathroom to wash up.
Liang Zheng thought she was already very fast, but when she got down, she found that Zhou Xu was waiting for him.
Zhou Xu sit on the sofa, leans against the back of the sofa, arms crossed and lowered his head slightly. Eyes closed, as if he is making up for his sleep.
Three in the morning, it’s still completely dark outside.
Liang Zheng is a little uneasy. She stands to the side, bows slightly and calls out softly, “Zhou Xu?”
Zhou Xu opens his eyes slightly and glances at her.
Then he gets up from the sofa and walks straight out.
When they got out there weren’t many people on the road. The whole city is very, very quiet.
It is very quiet in the car, not a single sound. Liang Zheng is a little torment, unable to help but turn to Zhou Xu several times. Want to talk, but afraid to say loud. Holding back and holding back, finally a word doesn’t dare to say.
After arriving at the square, Liang Zheng stunned.
It’s … so crowded.
She subconsciously turns her head to look at Zhou Xu, Zhou Xu glances at her as if to say, “Do you think it’s empty?”
Liang Zheng, “…”
Liang Zheng lines up behind the crowd. After a while, she could no longer bear to ask Zhou Xu, “What time is the flag raising?”
Zhou Xu looks straight ahead, doesn’t look back at her, and said dryly, “At sunrise.”
After five o’clock in the morning, the sun slowly rises above the horizon, the national flag guard comes out of the tower.
There are too many people, Liang Zheng is standing in the crowd, listening to the national anthem, seeing the flag slowly being raised, there are emotions that could not be expressed.
After the national flag-raising ceremony, the crowd gradually dispersed.
Liang Zheng was still standing on the spot, looking up to see the flag for a moment. When she turned around, she found that Zhou Xu was standing in the distance.
The young man’s eyes were also on the national flag. Seeming that he was aware of Liang Zheng’s attention, he gave her a quick glance, still cold and expressionless, then turned around and walked home.
The sky was already bright and the square was very windy. Liang Zheng hurriedly caught up with Zhou Xu and said, “Aren’t you hungry? Shall we go eat first?”
Zhou Xu didn’t answer her and continued walking forward.
Liang Zheng had learned a little about Zhou Xu’s character from yesterday. This young man does not like to talk, likes silence.
Maybe Zhou Xu didn’t unlike her because she saw Zhou Xu at home also rarely spoke. Last night when she was chatting with Uncle and Aunt Zhou, Zhou Xu also just sat by the side and played with his cell phone. As if everything had nothing to do with him.
After breakfast, it was still morning.
The Forbidden City Museum isn’t open yet. Liang Zheng wanted to go around first, but Zhou Xu continued to sit in the cafe and look at his cellphone, completely without the desire to move.
People rarely visit this cafe, especially it’s still early in the morning. Light music plays in this cafe, creating a calm and cozy atmosphere.
Zhou Xu did not want to walk, and Liang Zheng did not dare to push him.
She didn’t know the area around here at all, she was also a little blind, so she didn’t dare to go out alone. She can just sit there and play with the cell phone too.
After a while, finished playing with the cell phone, she started taking some photos.
She took photos of everything there, photos of the scenery outside the window, photos of kittens on the windowsill, photos of coffee cups …
After Liang Zheng took photos, she was no longer bored. With a happy heart she took many photos, admiring them for a long time. As she looked up, she accidentally saw an amazing sight.
Zhou Xu lowered his head, leaning back on the chair lazily. Holding the cellphone as if he was seeing something.
The morning sunlight shone in through the window, falling on him. His entire body seemed to be covered in golden light, enchanting everyone.
Liang Zheng froze for a moment, subconsciously picked up her phone and took a photo of the scene.
When she was about to press the shutter button, Zhou Xu seemed to notice and immediately looked up to stare at her.
So the photo was taken on the image of Zhou Xu staring at her. When Zhou Xu saw her, his eyes were dark and deep. When Liang Zheng met his eyes, her heart beat inexplicably.
She subconsciously hugged her cellphone to her chest, “… I didn’t take your picture.”
Zhou Xu stared intently, his expression completely missing the slightest wave of emotion, said coldly, “Erase.”
Liang Zheng, “…”
This photo is very nice, too bad if removed it. Liang Zheng was a little unwilling, she said, “The photo is very good, I sent it to you.”
With an expression and tone that could not be negotiated with, Liang Zheng couldn’t help but be stunned for a moment. In the end, she nodded and then deleted the photo. After erasing it, she honestly showed Zhou Xu her cell phone, “It has been deleted.”
Zhou Xu glanced at her, did not look at her cell phone and said, “Let’s go.”
Speech was falling when he stood up, he went to the cashier to pay the bill.
When they arrived at the Forbidden City, there were already a lot of people. This was Liang Zheng’s first time out on a walk, it was difficult to hide her enthusiasm.
Once inside, she immediately went to rent a tool to explain the interior of the museum.
She saw how the person next to her was using it, hung the tool around her neck and asked Zhou Xu, “Zhou Xu, would you like to use this tool too?”
“Do not want.” After speaking, he immediately left.
Liang Zheng rushed to follow him, who would have thought that Zhou Xu would suddenly stop and make Liang Zheng almost hit his back. The girl was scared to death and immediately took two steps back.
Zhou Xu turned around and asked, “You have my number, right?”
Liang Zheng looked at him, “The number you used to text me at the airport? I have it saved.”
As soon as Liang Zheng finished speaking, she heard Zhou Xu say, “I’m looking for a place to wait for you. After you’re done walking around, give me a call.”
Liang Zheng was stunned, then nodded, “OK.”
Zhou Xu looked at her and nodded, and he turned his head inside.
Liang Zheng was not stupid, she could see that if it wasn’t Aunt Zhou’s request, Zhou Xu would not have been willing to ask her out.
Zhou Xu’s cold and indifferent character, telling him to bring in a girl he didn’t know at all was indeed quite a pain for him.
Liang Zheng did not want to trouble others, but it seemed that this time she had already caused Zhou Xu trouble.
She lowered her head and sighed.
When I wanted to walk inside, there was an Auntie who brought a camera and smiled at her, “Miss, can you help us take photos?”
“Yes, I can.” Liang Zheng accepted the camera and suddenly felt happy again.
The Forbidden City was so big, Liang Zheng followed the instructions and carefully observed every corner.
She took lots of photos. Nobody helped her to take photos, she asked passers-by to help her. Everyone here is very friendly.
Liang Zheng was very happy even though she was traveling alone. When it was almost 12 o’clock, she passed the Forbidden City restaurant and called Zhou Xu in front of it. The phone rang twice before being picked up. Liang Zheng asked, “Zhou Xu, do you want to eat here? I’m at the restaurant.”
“Ah? Then what did you eat?”
“You eat alone, don’t take care of me.”
Liang Zheng was stunned and nodded, “Okay, I eat alone then.”
“Hmm.” After hearing that, the phone was turned off.
Liang Zheng went to the restaurant for lunch, then went to the shop next door to take a walk.
She thought about buying a souvenir when she finished her walk.
After spending the whole day in the Forbidden City, Liang Zheng really liked this place.
Historical details on the walls of this red palace cannot be found anywhere else.
When it was four in the afternoon, Liang Zheng called Zhou Xu, telling the young man that she had had enough sightseeing.
Zhou Xu said, “Wait for me at the exit.”
Liang Zheng waited for a while at the Shenwumen exit, not long after that Zhou Xu came. There is Jingshan Park opposite Shenwumen. Liang Zheng really want to go there. Subconsciously, she looked at Zhou Xu. Zhou Xu happened to be looking down, not catching the look in her eyes. He paused for a moment and asked, “Want to go across?”
Liang Zheng’s eyes lit up brightly, “May go?”
Zhou Xu is a person who hates being bothered by, but Liang Zheng is still a guest. He took Liang Zheng to Jingshan Park.
When it was approaching 6 o’clock, Zhou Yuzhi called him, “Have you guys finished your walk? Where are you?”
“On the way home.” Zhou Xu drove the car, his tone was very flat.
Zhou Yuzhi said again, “You guys go home on time. I just ordered foods from a restaurant, let’s take Zhengzheng to go eat roast duck. How long will you guys arrive?”
“All right, we’ll wait.”
Twenty minutes later.
When he got home, Zhou Xu drove his car into the yard of the house.
As soon as Zhou Yuzhi heard the sound of a car outside, she walked out of the house.
After the car was parked steady, Liang Zheng got off the car first.
“Aunt.” Liang Zheng saw Zhou Yuzhi come out, immediately approached her.
Zhou Yuzhi walked down the steps and pulled Liang Zheng into the house, asking with a smile, “How about it? Happy sightseeing today?”
“Happy.” Liang Zheng smiled sweetly and told Zhou Yuzhi the place she had visited today.
Zhou Xu entered the house after parking his car, did not stop as he passed the sofa and immediately went upstairs.
Zhou Yuzhi immediately stopped him, “In a moment, come with us to eat.”
Zhou Xu’s steps didn’t stop, the head didn’t turn around either and simply replied, “Not come, have business.”