Fortunate To Meet You (English Ver.) - Chapter 4
The most important thing for first year students is military training. Even though it was September, the weather was still unbelievably hot.
A few days after military training, Liang Zheng nearly had a heat stroke.
Tonight Qianqian came back from outside and handed over several boxes of Huoxiangzhengqi Medicine. As soon as she entered the dormitory, she saw Liang Zheng squatting by the side of the bed and busy with her suitcase.
Her suitcase was messy and she seemed to be looking for something. “What are you up to? Looking for something?”
Liang Zheng has searched her suitcase all day long, and all of her clothes have also been thrown on the bed. After a long search, she still couldn’t find it.
She frowned, “I forgot where I put my fountain pen.”
“Ah?” Qianqian approached, crouched down and searched with her, “Is it worth it?”
“Not really.” Liang Zheng said, “But when I took the high school entrance exam, my papa gave it to me as a birthday present. It was my lucky pen, every time I took a test using that pen, the grades would be good.”
Liang Zheng still couldn’t find it in the suitcase, again looking through the campus bag and cupboard. The results are still not there. “Where did you last use it?”
Liang Zheng stood beside the cupboard and thought for a long time. Finally she remembered, before at Aunt Zhou’s house, it seemed like she had once taken it out to be kept there.
Aunt Zhou isn’t home yet.
After thinking for a long time, she finally called Zhou Xu.
On the other end of the phone, Zhou Xu had just returned from playing basketball. His cell phone vibrating in the pocket, he took it out as he walked towards the kitchen.
When he saw the caller “Liang Zheng”, he immediately raised his eyebrows. After taking out a bottle of mineral water from the refrigerator, he walked outside while taking the call.
Liang Zheng sat on the bed, heard Zhou Xu’s low voice from across the street and said, “Are you home now?”
Liang Zheng immediately said, “I seem to have left my fountain pen in your house. Can you please help me look in my room?”
Zhou Xu drank half a bottle of water and placed it on the coffee table. He walked up to the top, “What kind of fountain pen? Where do you put it?”
“It’s black.” Liang Zheng thought, “It should be on the table, let you see …”
Zhou Xu went upstairs to Liang Zheng’s room, turned on the light and went straight to his study table. However, on the table, there was such a thing as a fountain pen.
Liang Zheng waited a while and asked carefully, “Is there or not?”
“There is no.”
Zhou Xu walked again to the bed and search it, also not there. Opened the drawer and looked at it several times, also not there.
Liang Zheng heard the sound of the cabinet opening, she guessed that Zhou Xu might be helping her find it. She immediately fell silent and waited obediently.
After a while, Zhou Xu’s voice sounded hither. Such a cold voice,
“Found it. On your dresser.”
Liang Zheng immediately got up from the side of the bed happily, “Thank you!”
After a two second pause, she said again, “Then … tomorrow night I’ll be there to pick it up? Can you? Are you home tomorrow night?”
Zhou Xu walked out of Liang Mama’s room, hearing that, he said nonchalantly, “It’s up to you.” The phone was turned off.
When he finished talking, he hung up the phone.
The second day of military training. The hot air with the high sun, standing in the hot sun in a military-style upright position, made Liang Zheng nearly faint from the heat.
It is not easy to endure until the military training is over. She immediately took a shower and changed clothes, took a small bag and went outside.
Qianqian asked on the bed, “Zhengzheng, won’t you come home tonight?”
Liang Zheng said, “Go home. After picking up the items, I go straight home.”
The distance from the campus to Zhou Xu’s home was very far. It took about an hour and a half by car. If you take the subway, you have to transit several stations. It took two hours to get there.
Coinciding with the peak time for people to come home from work in the afternoon, Liang Zheng stood all the way.
Either because of the heat stroke or something, the cold air from this subway air conditioner hit her and made her dizzy.
At six in the afternoon, Qin Song called here and invited Zhou Xu to go out to eat.
Zhou Xu sat on the tofu room sofa with his laptop on his lap. He was checking information, his tone a little lazy, “Something’s on, can’t go.”
After finishing talking, he immediately turned off the phone. Without raising his head, he just threw the phone on the coffee table. His eyes were fixed on the laptop screen. His slender fingers typed the writing on the laptop keyboard.
Nearly seven o’clock, outside the window which reached the ceiling, suddenly heard a very loud thunder. It was only now that Zhou Xu lifted his head from the laptop screen, looking out the window.
The sky was almost dark, the wind was blowing and the branches of the trees outside the window were swaying. Zhou Xu stared out the window for a moment, closed the laptop and placed it on the coffee table.
He rose to his feet and headed for the front door. He opened the door with one hand tucked into his pants pocket, stood outside for some time. Cloudy.
Not a few minutes, heavy rain fell accompanied by thunder and lightning.
By now the sky was completely dark. Zhou Xu stood briefly at the door and closed the door to enter the house.
Walking back to the front of the coffee table, he picked up his cell phone to call Liang Zheng.
Who would have thought that when you called there, the only answer was the operator’s voice on the other side, “Sorry, the number you have dialed is not active.”
Zhou Xu frowned, was silent for a few seconds, dropped the cellphone and threw it back on the sofa.
After waiting until it was almost half past seven, Liang Zheng had not come. Zhou Xu was a little annoyed, he returned to the room to get the car keys and left the house.
Liang Zheng felt that today she came out without seeing the primbon, which is really unlucky.
After riding the subway for two hours, who knows there might be a big storm outside. From the train station to Zhou Xu’s house it still took 20 minutes, it’s also difficult to find a taxi nearby.
She rained on the side of the road waiting for a taxi but no one came. Pulled out her cell phone to call a taxi, but her cell phone ran out of battery
When she left campus, her cellphone battery was about to run out and she didn’t have time to charge it. But she thought, she would just get the stuff and go straight home again.
The sky was getting darker, the people nearby were also getting smaller. The taxi that had been waiting for a long time also didn’t come.
Liang Zheng was too lazy to wait, she immediately ran towards Zhou Xu’s house.
Zhou Xu drove out of his car, saw Liang Zheng who was running in the rain beside the road. He drives his car there and turns on the turn signal.
Zhou Xu was driving another car today. At first Liang Zheng didn’t recognize him and was even surprised.
Until the car honked, she subconsciously glanced inside the car. Zhou Xu took the car window halfway down and Liang Zheng could see it clearly, her eyes sparkling, “Zhou Xu!”
Zhou Xu glanced at it, raised his chin and gestured, “Get in.”
Liang Zheng was soaked all over, she pulled open the car door and sat down inside.
Thinking that Zhou Xu seemed to be driving out of the house, she subconsciously asked, “Are you leaving? Sorry, I came straight home after picking up the stuff.”
She lowered her head and touched her wet dress, a little panicked, “But I didn’t expect it would suddenly rain either. Otherwise, I would have arrived sooner.”
The dress is white. Currently soaking wet, clinging to her body and her body shape was clearly visible.
Liang Zheng felt embarrassed, she subconsciously shrugged her shoulders so that the dress wouldn’t stick too much.
She saw the pouring rain out there through the car window, her heart sighing again. She shouldn’t be out today. Liang Zheng’s clothes and shoes were all soaking wet.
When she got home, she was not willing to enter. She stood at the door and said to Zhou Xu, “That … you just help me take it down …”
Even the socks are wet, it’s not good to wear house slippers.
Liang Zheng was standing outside the door, Zhou Xu was standing inside the door. Both of his hands were inserted into his pockets, his lazy gaze swept across Liang Zheng’s body.
Liang Zheng was stunned for a moment and suddenly reacted. She immediately raised her hand to cover her chest, looked up to stare back at Zhou Xu and her ears flushed red.
Zhou Xu was very honest and looked at him, “It’s raining so heavy, you plan to go home like that?”
Liang Zheng, “…”
When Liang Zheng started college, she took all her belongings to campus. There are no clothes left here, nor don’t have any clothes to change after bathing.
Aunt Zhou is also away. In this house there were only her and Zhou Xu, she stood uncomfortably in the living room.
Zhou Xu brought her a glass of hot water and saw Liang Zheng standing in the middle of the living room. It looks very embarrassed. He handed her the glass, “Why?”
Liang Zheng looked at him and was a little embarrassed, “…. I don’t have a change of clothes.”
Zhou Xu, “….”
Liang Zheng went back upstairs to shower and wash her hair. After a while, Zhou Xu knocked on the door from outside, “The clothes are hanging on the door of your room.”
“Oh, thank you!” Liang Zheng just finished taking a shower and ran to the door wrapped in a towel. She got closer to the door to hear movement outside, heard Zhou Xu’s footsteps slowly moving away, heard the door to the next room open and then close, and then Liang Zheng did open the door carefully, reached out and picked up the clothes hanging in front of the room.
Zhou Xu helped her pick up Aunt Zhou’s clothes. Aunt Zhou was thin, her body almost the same as hers. When Liang Zheng put it on, it was also just right. Liang Zheng changed clothes, dried her hair and took her clothes to the first floor balcony to wash in the washing machine.
She squatted on the floor, called Qianqian. Her voice was very low, “Qianqian, I’m not coming home today. It’s raining too heavy.”
“All right. Then, come home tomorrow? Do I need to ask permission for you from the instructor?”
“Going home. But maybe coming home a little late. Help me ask permission.”
“All right. You take it easy.”
After she finished calling, she waited for her clothes to finish washing on the balcony. She squatted in front of the washing machine looking up at the dark night outside the window.
The rain outside was heavy, there was lightning and thunder outside, there seemed to be no sign of stopping. Liang Zheng squatted there and watched the rain for a very long time.
When she got up, her head was slightly dizzy and almost fell. Fortunately she was immediately leaning on the washing machine, looking down at the screen above the washing machine, already in the rinse stage.
She was a little sleepy, so she curled up on the washing machine and closed her eyes. After a while, as soon as the washing machine finished moving, she opened the washing machine door and took out the clothes. Take a coat hanger to dry it.
After all was done, she returned to the living room. The living room is empty, Zhou Xu is not there. Whether he was going to come down or not, Liang Zheng thought for a moment before turning off the living room lights and returning to the room.
Liang Zheng slept very poorly, waking up in the middle of the night. Her clothes were soaked with sweat. She thought the AC temperature was too hot, she lowered it a few degrees. But after the AC temperature lowered, she felt very cold.
In the middle of the night, her throat was swollen and sore, her head also hurt. She felt dizzy, as if the whole room was spinning.
Around two in the morning, Zhou Xu woke up. Heard movement downstairs. He got up and went downstairs to see the living room light coming on.
Liang Zheng squatted in front of the coffee table, looking for something in the medicine cabinet.
“What is wrong with you?” Zhou Xu went downstairs and sat on the single sofa on the left.
When he looked up to look at Liang Zheng, he found that the girl’s face was very red. Inevitably he was stunned.
Liang Zheng’s voice sounded dry and a little hoarse, “I’m seeing cold medicine. Looks like I have a flu.”
After searching for quite a while, she took a pack of cold medicine dissolved in water and two capsules of cold medicine.
Liang Zheng closed the medicine box and put it back in the cupboard. When the girl looked up, Zhou Xu realized that Liang Zheng’s face was not only factual, but unnaturally red.
He frowned and raised to hook Liang Zheng’s forehead.
Liang Zheng didn’t expect that Zhou Xu would reach out to touch her, her body froze, looked up to look at him and didn’t dare to move.
Zhou Xu frowned, “You have a fever.”
Liang Zheng is also holding her own head, it is really very hot.
Zhou Xu sat on the sofa, staring at Liang Zheng for a long time before compromising with a feeling of helplessness. He rose to his feet and said, “I’ll take the keys, to go to the hospital.”
Zhou Xu hated being bothered the most, but once he met Liang Zheng, this hassle never ended.
Arriving at the hospital, Liang Zheng was put on an IV. The doctor came to check her condition and gave her intravenous drugs, and she was hospitalized.
Zhou Xu helped Liang Zheng get the medicine, when he returned to the hospital room, it was already past three o’clock. Liang Zheng had a heat stroke and she suddenly fell into a fever.
When Zhou Xu returned to the inpatient room, she was already asleep. Zhou Xu walked to the side of the bed, looked up to see the drip hanging off. The infusion is only half finished, there is still one more bottle after this. That meant Zhou Xu didn’t have to hope to sleep tonight.
He leaned back in the chair beside the bed, raised his hand to rub his temples. This medicine is dripped slowly, until around 5 in the morning then it’s finished.
Zhou Xu called the nurse to remove the IV needle. The nurse took Liang Zheng’s temperature again and found that her fever had gone down. Finally Zhou Xu was able to rest.
Perhaps because of the medicinal effect, Liang Zheng, who had just been put on an infusion last night, immediately fell asleep again.
The next day when Liang Zheng wake up, it’s 6 in the morning. After the heavy rain, the sky was very clear outside the window. The sky is blue with white clouds, decorated with green plants.
Liang Zheng opened her eyes, she saw Zhou Xu who was sitting on the chair beside her and was sleeping.
His sleeping position was very neat, even when he was sitting, he only slightly lowered his head and closed his eyes. Very quiet.
Sunlight entered through the window and shone on her body. The golden sunshine made the side profile of her face flawless, making it difficult for people to look away after seeing it.
Liang Zheng looked at his long lashes, inexplicably feeling somewhat envious. Where there are lashes of a man who are so perfect.
She lay on the bed, her eyes fixed on Zhou Xu for a long time. Even without realizing it, her soul seemed to have been absorbed there.
Until Aunt Zhou rushed in from outside, “Zhengzheng!”
Liang Zheng came back to her senses and looked at the door. She was a little surprised, “Auntie.”
She unconsciously wanted to sit up, Aunt Zhou immediately stopped her, “Don’t move, just lie down.”
She reached out to touch Liang Zheng’s forehead, “Good, the fever has gone down.”
“Why are you here?” Liang Zheng was flattered. Zhou Xu sent a text message to Zhou Yuzhi last night, saying that Liang Zheng had a fever and was hospitalized. Asked him to go straight to the hospital on her return.
Zhou Yuzhi was naturally anxious. As soon as she got off the plane this morning, she immediately came here.
When Zhou Yuzhi entered, Zhou Xu was already awake. Since his mother had come, he certainly didn’t need to be here anymore.
He rose from his seat, picked up the cell phone on the nightstand and said, “Go first.” He immediately walked outward.
Liang Zheng’s eyes couldn’t help but stare at him coming out of the nursing room. When she heard Aunt Zhou ask her what breakfast she wanted, Liang Zheng turned around and withdrew her gaze.
She smiled as she said, “Anything is fine.”