Fortunate To Meet You (English Ver.) - Chapter 5
That afternoon, Liang Zheng was put on another dose. In the afternoon, she took care of the hospital discharge procedures and returned home with Aunt Zhou. Aunt Zhou also requested permission for her to attend military training, letting her rest at home for two days before returning to campus.
At home, Zhou Yuzhi returned to the room to take a shower before going downstairs and preparing dinner.
Liang Zheng’s fever has just gone down, she can’t eat oily food. She can only eat plain. Zhou Yuzhi thought and decided to cook congee.
When she came home from the hospital and passed the campus, Liang Zheng had time to come back to get some clothes. She returned to the room to take a shower and change clothes. Go downstairs to meet Aunt Zhou.
Zhou Yuzhi just finished cutting watermelon. Seeing Liang Zheng here, she handed her, “Here, Zhengzheng. Take this to the living room to eat.”
Liang Zheng immediately accepted, “Auntie, I will help.”
“No need. I just made porridge. We are only three of us at home, have a simple meal. You go rest there.”
Liang Zheng was kicked out of the kitchen by Aunt Zhou, so she took the watermelon upstairs to give it to Zhou Xu. She stood at the door and knocked softly.
There was silence behind the door before there were footsteps. Zhou Xu opened the door, saw Liang Zheng carrying a plate of watermelon and standing outside. Liang Zheng smiled, “Hi.”
Zhou Xu, “….”
“Can I come in?”
Zhou Xu looked at it, did not answer. But he turned around and went into his room.
Liang Zheng brought the watermelon inside, saw Zhou Xu pulling up a chair in front of his study table and sitting there. He also put watermelon beside him.
On the laptop were documents that were all written in English, Liang Zheng accidentally saw them.
She just stood beside him and asked, “Are you ready to go? The 13th leaves morning or noon?”
Zhou Xu typed the word into the keyboard, replied casually, “Morning.”
“Oh.” Liang Zheng saw that Zhou Xu was busy, she didn’t make a sound to bother him.
This was the first time she had been to Zhou Xu’s room, subconsciously looking around. Zhou Xu’s room was completely different from her own.
Zhou Xu’s room was black and white, very cold and gloomy, just like a person. But, cool too.
Liang Zheng looked around for a while and her eyes turned to Zhou Xu again. Zhou Xu was seriously doing his job, Liang Zheng, who stared at him for a while, became a little fascinated. Until she heard Aunt Zhou call her from outside, “Zhengzheng, come help me for a moment.”
“Oh, here I come.” Liang Zheng answered her and walked outside. Almost at the door, she remembered something and turned around, “Zhou Xu.”
After Zhou Xu typed a few words, he lifted his head from the laptop screen and looked at Liang Zheng. Liang Zheng smiled, “Thank you for last night.”
Zhou Xu glanced at it, it was rare for him to answer ‘hmm’.
Think of it as the answer.
Then he turned his gaze back to the document and continued what he was working on.
Zhou Xu started college in the middle of the month, he would leave on the 13th. On the 15th, Liang Zheng finished her military training and started formal classes.
When she was in high school, she heard her teacher every day: If everyone worked hard now, after passing the college entrance exam, everything would relax.
But when Liang Zheng got her class schedule, she really wanted to go back to ask her homeroom teacher.
She said that after entering college it will be more relaxed ??? You con man!
Liang Zheng took the Law School, there were so many classes every day.
When she returned to the dorm at night, she was very tired. And that day she was still dragged by Qianqian to join the student association interview.
“It’s okay to accompany you, but don’t tell me to come along.”
Every day I have to go to college I am tired, I still have to study. If there was time, wouldn’t it be better to sleep in the dormitory?
She had absolutely no interest in the student association.
Feng Qian didn’t force her either, “Yes, yes. You just accompany me.”
Student associations recruited new members, who took part in the interviews. Liang Zheng is here to accompany Feng Qian.
Seeing her friend in the crowd looking a little nervous, she sat outside while yawning. It just doesn’t look right.
When Feng Qian approached, she suddenly grabbed Liang Zheng’s hand. It made Liang Zheng startled and the sleepiness disappeared. “Is it finished?”
“What’s over? Just start yet.” She smoothed her clothes and adjusted her facial expression, “How?”
Liang Zheng gave a thumbs-up, “You are the most beautiful. If I were the student association president, I would have chosen you first.”
Feng Qian laughed, “You went too far.”
“Really!” Liang Zheng said seriously, “I never lie.”
Feng Qian smiled and pinched Liang Zheng’s cheek, “Never mind. Indeed our Zhengzheng is very good at talking.”
Feng Qian’s appearance was indeed not bad, she came out after quite a long time. Liang Zheng immediately approached her when she saw her come out, “How?”
Feng Qian shook her head, “Don’t know, it should be not bad.”
While talking, she suddenly pulled Liang Zheng’s hand. She walked over to her and whispered, “Did you see man number three in the second row? He’s the chairman of the Disciplinary Inspection Department. How handsome, right?”
Liang Zheng heard it, unconsciously turned her head and looked in through the gap in the door. Second row, third row.
After seeing it, she thought. Which one is so handsome?
In her mind Zhou Xu’s face suddenly appeared. Tall and slender, honest and cold, it was just being called handsome.
She had grown to this age, never having come across a man more handsome than Zhou Xu.
Just as she thought of Zhou Xu, Aunt Zhou already called her. She immediately replied, “Auntie.”
“Zhengzheng, this afternoon you don’t have classes anymore, right? I’ll pick you up, tonight we’ll go eat Mongolian hot pot.”
“Hmm, there will be no class this afternoon.”
“Good. You get ready first, I’ll be there soon.”
Even though classes had already started, Aunt Zhou still came to pick her up frequently to eat out. When making good food on the weekends, she would also ask Liang Zheng to go there.
Zhou Yuzhi really liked Liang Zheng. Really treat her like her own daughter.
During dinner, Uncle Zhou also came.
Zhou Yuzhi also asked Liang Zheng if she contacted Zhou Xu or not. Liang Zheng, who was eating, almost choked.
In her heart thought, she and Zhou Xu really weren’t the kind of relationship that one could contact each other at will. Although sometimes she also wanted to call Zhou Xu to ask how he was. But come to think of it, in Zhou Xu’s eyes, she was no different from a stranger.
The two of them are really not close. Since knowing him until now, the words that came out of Zhou Xu’s mouth, it felt like no more than 10 sentences. Wouldn’t it seem strange if Liang Zheng contacted him all of a sudden?
However, whenever Aunt Zhou and Uncle Zhou talked about Zhou Xu, she couldn’t help but lengthen her ears.
The lecture day passed quickly. Day after day, across summer to late autumn.
The end of autumn in Beijing is very beautiful. This was the kind of scene that Liang Zheng had never seen in her hometown.
On the weekend, Liang Zheng and her roommate went out on a bicycle. Take lots of photos along the way. That night while lying in bed, she selects some pretty photos and sends them to her mother.
Liang Mama was very quick to call here with a video call, once connected immediately asked, “You look more skinny lately? You don’t eat well on campus? Or doesn’t it go with Beijing food?”
Liang Zheng smiled, “No, I eat a lot every day.”
“Why did I see you so skinny now?”
Liang Zheng pretended to complain to her mother, “It can’t be helped, the task of studying is very hard.”
“Ah, learning is important. But the body is equally important. Eat more, don’t save. If money is not enough, tell me and your papa. Even though we are not rich people, we cannot make our children eat less.”
Liang Zheng said seriously, “I really eat well. Besides, every week Auntie Zhou gives me extra food. My eating doesn’t get any better than this.”
“You trouble Auntie Zhou again!” Liang Mama raised her voice. Liang Zheng replied, “That Aunt Zhou likes me. I can’t help but go.”
“Ah, you always bother Auntie Zhou. How about this?”
Liang Zheng pursed her lips, “I know myself very well.”
Liang Mama sighed and then reminded her, “I saw the forecast. Beijing will be cold again in a few days. Wear thicker clothes, don’t catch a cold.”
“Yes I know.”
Liang Zheng lay on the bed and chatted with her mother for a long time. Then until the dorms turn off the lights, then the telephone is also turned off.
All the girls in this dorm are owls. Qianqian and Xiaoyu were still chatting, Zhongzhong still hadn’t gotten into bed and was eating snacks downstairs in the dark.
Liang Zheng couldn’t sleep either. She turned around in a whim and looked at the photos she took today.
Autumn in Beijing is very beautiful. Suddenly she remembered, it was late autumn and Zhou Xu would be home in a month. Several months did not see him, whether he became more handsome or not.
However, in mid-December Liang Zheng had to prepare for the final exam. Most of her time is spent in the library. SHe didn’t have time to think about anything else.
On the last weekend in mid-December, she went to dinner at Aunt Zhou’s house as usual. Aunt Zhou bought a lot of groceries, saying that tonight would eat hot pot.
Liang Zheng thought that a guest would come, after asking, she just found out that Zhou Xu came home tonight. Liang Zheng was stunned for a moment.
She counted the time and just remembered that Christmas was coming. Zhou Xu must have been off already.
Knowing that Zhou Xu was about to go home, that afternoon Liang Zheng kept daydreaming while studying in the library. Very unable to focus.
That night she and her aunt cooked in the kitchen. At seven in the evening, it was as if a car was being driven into the front yard.
Liang Zheng immediately looked over and said in surprise, “Auntie, it looks like Zhou Xu has come home.”
Zhou Yuzhi gave a quick glance and smiled, “That’s right.”
She put things in her hands, washed them and walked out. Liang Zheng also followed suit.
Three months of not seeing him, Zhou Xu has indeed become even more handsome. He was wearing a black display jacket, inside it was like wearing only a white shirt.
He brought the suitcase into the house. His eyebrows were beautiful and still remained the usual cold expression. Liang Zheng smiled as Zhou Xu stared at her, waving at her, “Hi, Zhou Xu.”
Zhou Xu glanced at her and there was still no emotion in his eyes. But he nodded politely.
Liang Zheng hasn’t seen him in a long time. When she met his eyes, she felt her heart pounding fast. Zhou Xu greeted his mother and returned to the room to tidy up the suitcase, take a shower and change clothes.
Liang Zheng and Aunt Zhou were preparing food in the kitchen. That evening, four people surround the small dining table to eat hot pot by the large window.
Do not know since when it was snowing outside the window. But, there is nothing happier than eating a pot of hot hot pot in the middle of a snowy winter.
After they finished eating, Uncle and Aunt Zhou asked Zhou Xu many questions about lectures. But with Zhou Xu’s personality, how could he possibly answer them one by one. He only answered with the essentials.
Luckily Zhou Yuzhi was used to his son’s cold attitude. After asking questions and getting no answers, she said to Liang Zheng, “Zhengzheng, when is your holiday?”
Liang Zheng said, “The exact time is not known. It might be until around January.”
Zhou Yuzhi said, “After you finish the exam, I will take you to go skiing.”
Liang Zheng is from the south. She had never seen snow even before, let alone skiing. She immediately became a little looking forward to it, hoping for a vacation soon.
After eating, Zhou Xu went upstairs and entered the study room to look for items.
Once inside, he saw several books strewn on the floor beside the fireplace. Beside him was a half-eaten packet of potato chips and a glass of water.
Zhou Xu frowned. The study room on the third floor was Zhou Xu’s territory, his place was next to his room. Without his permission, not even his parents could enter carelessly.
Liang Zheng was helping Aunt Zhou clean the kitchen downstairs. She also accompanied Auntie Zhou to watch TV in the living room for a while. Seeing that it was already evening, she said good night to her uncle and aunt before going upstairs.
Once on the third floor, while getting ready to open the bedroom door, she suddenly remembered that her book was still left in the study room. She thought of going over there to take it, glancing at the study room through the corridor for a glance. The door closed and the light inside was on. Zhou Xu should be inside.
She thought for a moment, walked to the study room door and knocked softly on the door. Inside came a cold voice, “Come in.”
Only then did Liang Zheng raise her hand to open the door. She saw Zhou Xu standing in front of the bookshelf, holding a book in his hand and looking down, turning the pages of a book.
He read it carefully, as if he was seeing something important. When he took things seriously, the aura on his body was much colder than usual.
Liang Zheng didn’t dare to bother him. She walked slowly toward the fire, crouching down to pick up her book, the glass and potato chips she’d left behind. Then, she prepared to leave with slow steps.
Just walking up to the door, Zhou Xu suddenly said, “Next time you can’t enter my study room.”
Liang Zheng was stunned for a moment. She turned and looked at Zhou Xu. Zhou Xu is still reading the book, not seeing it.
Liang Zheng stood there for a few seconds, suddenly feeling a little awkward. She looked at Zhou Xu for a few more moments, said nothing, turned around and left.
Liang Zheng didn’t know that Zhou Xu’s study room should not be entered. She once walked in to help Auntie Zhou retrieve something. Seeing in many books related to her specialty, there are also some good books that have not been published anymore. She asked Aunt Zhou, is it okay to go there in my spare time. She only dared to enter after Aunt Zhou said she could.
Liang Zheng this night continued to turn around without sleep. Her mind was filled with Zhou Xu’s cold tone as he spoke to her. She felt annoyed and embarrassed, she had not slept all night.
The next morning after breakfast, Uncle Zhou went to the office and Liang Zheng immediately took her bag to join him, “Uncle Zhou, can I take your car to get back to campus?”
Uncle Zhou was going to the office, happened to be passing by his campus.
“Zhengzheng is still getting back to campus so early? Later tonight, just come home after dinner.” Zhou Yuzhi also got up and grabbed Liang Zheng’s hand, “Let A Xu escort you.”
“No need, Auntie. I still have a little business on campus, I have to go home early.” Liang Zheng said that she wanted to return to campus because of some business, Zhou Yuzhi naturally couldn’t take it anymore.
After returning to campus, Liang Zheng was still reminded of Zhou Xu’s attitude that night even after several days had passed.
Zhou Xu warned her in such a cold tone. At that moment, she could actually feel Zhou Xu’s resentment towards her.
Liang Zheng must uphold his pride.
From that day on she began to hide her little feelings that hadn’t even had time to blossom, tightly in her heart.
She admitted that Zhou Xu was very handsome, and also admitted that her heart was a little moved. But if Zhou Xu hated her, she didn’t need to come to like a man like that.