Fortunate To Meet You (English Ver.) - Chapter 7
That night, Liang Zheng lay on the bed and did not sleep all night. It was snowing outside the window, she was looking at him with her eyes open like that. Her entire brain was filled with scenes where she accidentally spilled coffee on Zhou Xu’s body.
The wrist that Zhou Xu was holding tightly was still aching.
Although I felt a little bit unacceptable, but more guilt. After all, she wasn’t careful herself. It wasn’t wrong for Zhou Xu to get angry.
Liang Zheng thought the whole night. Until 4 am, then she fell asleep because she was sleepy.
Due to her early sleep, she woke up around 8 the next morning. Liang Zheng cleaned up before going downstairs to find the living room downstairs empty.
Uncle and Aunt were not there, Zhou Xu was not there either. Liang Zheng went to the kitchen and did not find Auntie. She wandered around in the yard and also found no people.
She pulled out a cell phone to call Aunt Zhou. Only then did she find out that Uncle and Aunt Zhou were going to Grandpa Zhou’s house.
Regarding where Zhou Xu had gone, she did not ask. Maybe go out to play basketball.
Aunt Zhou said she had left breakfast for Lioang Zheng in the kitchen.
After finishing breakfast and cleaning the kitchen, she accidentally saw the clothes and pants that Zhou Xu threw on the washing machine. She was shocked and immediately went inside.
It was the white T-shirt and pants that Zhou Xu wore last night. The clothes should have been washed, dried too. There is a detergent scent in there.
Liang Zheng picked up and looked at it, found that there were coffee stains on the clothes that couldn’t be cleaned. Even though it was not too thick, you could see brown stains on the white clothes. Especially when lifted, it looks very clear.
Liang Zheng groaned in her heart, she immediately lifted the pants. Since the pants are black, it’s not very clear. But if you look closely, you can still see coffee stains.
Liang Zheng felt a headache. She took the clothes and went to the washing area. She soaked the clothes and put soap on them, rubbing them with her hands. However, after rubbing it for more than 10 minutes, the coffee stain was still there. Not one bit faded.
(Translator Comment: That’s why use Vanish. Hahaha.)
She squatted on the floor, picked up her cell phone and checked many ways on the internet, but there was no way to get rid of the stain.
Zhou Xu who just returned from the morning jog outside. While fetching water in the kitchen and passing by the washing area, he saw Liang Zheng standing in front of the washing machine looking at her cell phone.
He frowned and walked in. Seeing Liang Zheng holding his shirt in one hand and a cellphone in the other, he doesn’t know what the girl was looking at.
He looked up at her and said nonchalantly, “What are you doing?”
Liang Zheng was remembering Zhou Xu’s clothing brand, so serious she didn’t even notice that Zhou Xu had entered there. Zhou Xu, who suddenly spoke, made Liang Zheng startled and looked up in panic, “No ….”
Her fingers unconsciously squeezed the clothes in her hands, pursed her lips and said to Zhou Xu, “Your clothes … I’ve tried many ways and can’t remove the stain. So… sorry.”
Zhou Xu glanced at her, in his eyes there was no emotion. He only took two steps to take his clothes in Liang Zheng’s hands and his pants beside Liang Zheng, turned around to get out of there. When he walked to the door, he threw the clothes and pants into the trash can near the door. Go straight up to the top. Liang Zheng, “…”
Liang Zheng still remained in the washing area before slowly coming out. When she reached the door, she glanced at the trash can and sighed in her heart. Suddenly felt herself making a big mistake.
In the afternoon, Liang Zheng went to the mall before returning to campus. He already damaged Zhou Xu’s clothes, of course she had to change them. She knew the brand of clothing, managed to find it very quickly. But when she saw the price on the label, she was so shocked that she caught her breath.
A white t-shirt, the price is so expensive …..
“Little sister, buy clothes for your boyfriend?” Liang Zheng stood there holding the clothes for a long time. The shop assistant came and greeted enthusiastically, “How tall is your boyfriend? What size does he usually wear?”
Liang Zheng took the clothes and asked, “Isn’t this clothes discounted?”
The shop assistant smiled, “Sorry, there is no discount in our shop.”
Liang Zheng, “…”
Liang Zheng lowered her head to look at the price on the label again, finally braced herself up and bought it. As she swiped her card, she couldn’t help but sneer at Zhou Xu. What a young master, how wasteful. One piece of t-shirt has almost cost a month of her living expenses.
Liang Zheng thought the shirt was quite expensive. When she found Zhou Xu’s pants, her eyes almost popped out when she saw the price on the label.
She used to think, even though she was not from a rich family, but it didn’t feel very poor, right?
But after buying this t-shirt and pants for Zhou Xu, it was the first time she realized how poor she was.
Two months of living expenses, plus a plane ticket to go home, is enough to buy this t-shirt and sweatpants.
Later that night, Feng Qian and Xiaoyu met outside and went home together to the dormitory. As soon as they entered the dormitory, they saw Liang Zheng cupped her face in front of the study table with a book under her hand.
“Eh? Zhengzheng, when did you come home? I thought you were going to spend Christmas at your aunt’s house.” Feng Qian took off her coat while taking out a hanger from inside the cupboard to hang it up.
As soon as she put her clothes on, she was startled when she heard Xiaoyu’s scream. Xiaoyu screamed and ran over there, “Wow, Zhengzheng is already rich!”
Xiaoyu looked at the paper bag that was placed next to Liang Zheng’s bookcase. She immediately ran over to open it and said, “This brand of clothes is very expensive. My boyfriend wanted to buy it so much that he had a dream. But, this brand is mostly sportswear of men’s clothing. Who are you buying it for, Zhengzheng?”
Feng Qian also came closer to take a look. She knew the crux of the matter and patted Liang Zheng on the shoulder, “Tell the truth, are you secretly dating behind our back?”
She spoke while looking at each other with Qin Yu. The two of them immediately passed the bench and surrounded Liang Zheng, waiting for an explanation. “Here, explain this to your sister.”
Liang Zheng rolled her eyes and sighed, “Boyfriend, your feet?!”
She told the incident honestly. After hearing this, Feng Qian and Qin Yu, who had been so happy to gossip, became sympathetic. Feng Qian looked at Liang Zheng, “Then how much money do you have left now?”
Liang Zheng pursed her lips with a pitiful face and raised one index finger. Feng Qian, “…. a hundred?”
Liang Zheng nodded. Feng Qian was very sympathetic and patted Liang Zheng on the shoulder, “What a pity Zhengzheng. Starting today, you share with me. Even though your sister is also poor, you can still buy three bowls of porridge for a day.”
Qin Yu also said, “Right, right. Share with us, we won’t starve you.”
Liang Zheng smiled and said, “No need. I will look for a part-time job, earn a little living expenses. Save one-time return journey costs during holidays.”
“Soon the exam, are you still working part time?”
Liang Zheng said, “It doesn’t matter. I can find a half-day part-time job. Half a day’s work, half a day of study, it won’t be difficult.”
Liang Zheng found a part-time job smoothly.
The next day she found a part-time job at a western restaurant near campus. The salary was meager, but enough for a week’s living expenses. She can also save a little on the cost of the trip home later.
The working time is from 6 pm to 10 pm. Incidentally it will not interfere with study time and final exams.
After Liang Zheng and her boss reached an agreement, that night she immediately started working.
After she finished, she got on the subway and went briefly to the Zhou Residence.
Once there, Auntie and Uncle Zhou were not there. Only Zhou Xu was at home. Zhou Xu heard the doorbell and went downstairs to open the door.
As soon as the door opened, he saw Liang Zheng who was standing outside the door. There’s a cold wind blowing outside. This girl seemed to be running over here, her face slightly flushed from the wind.
Liang Zheng was wearing a black long jacket and had two paperbags in her hands. Zhou Xu’s eyes fell on the paperbag in her hand and instantly frowned.
Liang Zheng got off the subway and ran all the way to reach the Zhou Residence. Blown by the wind along the way, her hands were frozen like chopped ice and they didn’t even taste anymore.
She handed the paperbag to Zhou Xu, apologizing sincerely, “I’m sorry, Zhou Xu. That night a while ago I was by accident. Sorry to stain your clothes.”
Zhou Xu didn’t respond. He only looked at Liang Zheng like that and couldn’t see his emotions. Seeing that he didn’t speak, Liang Zheng asked again, “Is your laptop okay? It wasn’t damaged by me, right?”
When the coffee fell, she was most afraid of his computer. After all, Zhou Xu’s computer must contain very important data. Zhou Xu looked at her and asked, “If I say the laptop is broken, will you also replace it?”
Liang Zheng heard this, her face suddenly turned pale, “Really … really damaged?”
Zhou Xu glanced at her, not answering. He lowered his head, glanced at the paperbag in his hand and looked back at her, “Where’s the money from?”
His own clothes, Zhou Xu naturally knew. The price is not cheap. Liang Zheng was stunned, then smiled brightly, “I have money! It’s not very expensive.”
Zhou Xu stared at her, not speaking. Liang Zheng saw that Zhou Xu did not accept it, only put the paperbag by the patio door. After putting it down, he took a step back and stood by the door. He waved his hand at Zhou Xu, “Then, I’ll go first.”
She smiled again, “I’m really sorry, don’t be angry anymore.”
After she finished speaking, Liang Zheng turned around and ran down the stairs. After running out a few steps, she seemed to remember something and turned around, “Zhou Xu, before I accidentally entered your study room. I have asked aunt, once aunt agreed I just came in. I read some books on the third shelf on the left, the rest I didn’t touch it carelessly. ”
She paused and said again, “But I’m still sorry.”
From a distance, she and Zhou Xu looked at each other. In Zhou Xu’s eyes, there was still no hint of his mood, only looking at her calmly.
Liang Zheng smiled and turned to leave.
It was only after Liang Zheng left then he closed the door. He glanced at the two paperbags located on the porch of his house. Silent for a few seconds, he picked up the item and immediately went upstairs.
When he returned to the room, he put the two paperbags in the cupboard.
Glancing inside the bag, he found a small piece of paper placed inside the paperbag. He picks up and looks on.
A sheet of pink paper, beautiful and neat handwriting: Zhou Xu, sorry, don’t be angry.
Beside him there is also a picture of a little girl wearing a dress with her hair tied in two, bowing and apologizing.