Chapter 26 — Twiggy, I plan to move out of your apartment.
How many times had he seen her bring a man back? Why was it that every time he saw her with a man, it was always someone different?
Xia Wei also blanked out when she saw him, but she returned to reality a second later. “Right, hehe.”
She felt that this building’s elevator was indeed a magical area.
Tao Yu glanced at Jiang Zhi Zhou and then carried Xia Wei’s suitcase into the elevator. Jiang Zhi Zhou felt déjà vu. This person…no matter how one looked at it, he did not seem like her younger brother, right?
Ke— Xia Wei coughed and introduced him to Jiang Zhi Zhou. “This is a classmate of mine from high school, Tao Yu. Because bringing a dog back is not very convenient, he graciously drove me back.”
Classmate from high school? Graciously? Jiang Zhi Zhou’s eyebrows twitched slightly. This person was Tao Yu? He had seen this name in the comments section of Xia Wei’s posts. “Hello.”
He sounded as if he was asking Tao Yu a question instead, which made Xia Wei mentally chuckle. She didn’t need to guess to know that Mr. Jiang was once again thinking dirty things.
“This is the person who lives downstairs of me, Mr. Jiang.” She tilted her head and gave Tao Yu an introduction as well.
“Hello.” Tao Yu nodded at him, and they accidentally locked gazes.
This person—was Mr. Jiang?
The two of them stared at each other for a couple of seconds before mutually withdrawing their gazes.
Jiang Zhi Zhou exited on the eighteenth floor. After he left, Xia Wei finally felt the air flow freely. Tao Yu looked at her and asked, “What does this Mr. Jiang do?”
Xia Wei answered, “Oh, he is an diabolical capitalist and has a restaurant, Tian Xia Restaurant. Have you heard of it? It’s opened by his family! However, he can also cook and is pretty good at it.”
Tao Yu nodded. When the elevator opened its doors to the nineteenth floor, he said to Xia Wei, “Go put your things away first and then rest. We’ll hang out in the afternoon.”
“Okay, then where will you go now?”
“I’ll go check in at a hotel and take an afternoon nap while I’m at it.”
“Mn…then I’ll treat you to dinner tonight.”
“Alright, how about eating at Tian Xia Restaurant?”
Xia Wei: “…”
Didn’t she previously say that Tian Xia Restaurant was expensive? Tao Yu had driven so far to escort her back, so it was nothing much to treat him to a meal, it was just that…
“Why do you want to eat at Tian Xia Restaurant?”
“It’s nothing; I just wanted to try Mr. Jiang’s cooking.”
But…Mr. Jiang only cooks one dish.
At this moment, Mr. Jiang on the eighteenth floor subconsciously looked up at the ceiling. The two of them should be up there now, but what were they doing upstairs?
He glanced at the orange cat lying on the sofa and picked up his phone to send Xia Wei a message. 「Do you want to come down to look at the orange cat?」
A moment passed before Xia Wei sent a reply. 「Okay. I haven’t seen it for several days, so I miss it quite a bit!」
A few minutes later, she pressed on Mr. Jiang’s doorbell. Jiang Zhi Zhou was wearing an apron when he opened the door. He purposely looked behind her. “Where is your high school classmate?”
“He went to a hotel.”
“He’s staying at a hotel?”
Xia Wei’s lips downturned. “So? I know you are definitely imagining dirty things!”
Jiang Zhi Zhou: “…”
He calmly placed the only pair of female house slippers by Xia Wei’s feet. “Come in first.”
“Oh.” She exchanged her shoes and raised Sunshine’s leash. “Can Sunshine come in too? It just took a bath, so it’s very clean.”
“Mn.” Jiang Zhi Zhou looked down at Sunshine, who looked back up and greeted him with a bark.
Xia Wei happily led Sunshine over to the orange cat and said to it with an air of mystery, “Tangeriney, I brought a local speciality back from our hometown for you!” She then pulled Sunshine in front of her. “Ta–da! Our local Formosan Mountain Dog!”
Bark! Sunshine barked in concert with her introduction, wagging its tail as well.
Orange Cat: “…”
Jiang Zhi Zhou felt that the orange cat’s current expression could clearly be read as, ‘showing concern and worry for the mentally retarded.’
“I’ll go cook.” Jiang Zhi Zhou couldn’t bear to continue watching this. Just as he turned around, Xia Wei called out, making him to stop. “You’re cooking? It just happens that I have not eaten yet!”
“…Mn, such a coincidence.”
While Jiang Zhi Zhou cooked, Xia Wei helped Sunshine and Tangeriney communicate with each other. Sunshine was very enthusiastically wagging its tail at Tangeriney, while Tangeriney seemed relatively indifferent and had a kingly look of contempt the entire time.
“Tangeriney, although your whiskers had been cut off, Sunshine will protect you; no other cats will dare to mock you!”
Orange Cat: “…”
Must she mention its whiskers? What was even more annoying was the stupid dog barking in support of her words.
Once Jiang Zhi Zhou finished cooking, Xia Wei was very conscious of her hands as she went to sit down at the dining table. Jiang Zhi Zhou did not say anything to her about it and simply stated, “I don’t have dog food here, so for the time being, I can only give you a dog-edible dish.”
“Mn, I plan to go buy dog food this afternoon as well as setting up a bed for it.”
Jiang Zhi Zhou raised his head to look at her. “Don’t you need to accompany your high school classmate around the city this afternoon?”
“Yes, I’ll just conveniently buy dog food as we walk around.”
Oh, so it was actually like this.
“You and your high school classmate must have a very good relationship for him to escort you back over such a long distance.”
Xia Wei glanced at him. “Some people are just nice; do you think everyone is as cold-hearted and taciturn as you?”
Jiang Zhi Zhou frowned. “Do you know who made the food you’re eating currently?”
Ke— Xia Wei subconsciously protected her rice bowl. “Don’t keep talking about me. Lady Sun’s birthday has passed already. What did you give her?”
“Oh…did she like it?”
“She says she really likes it.”
“That’s good then.” Xia Wei lowered her head and ate another two bites of food. “Birthdays are good opportunities to develop feelings between people.”
Jiang Zhi Zhou remarked, “Fortunately, a couple of her friends were there too.”
“Oh, after meeting her friends, the next step should be to officially meet her parents.”
Jiang Zhi Zhou’s eyes flashed, as if he was pondering something. Xia Wei did not say anything else, but she couldn’t help but think, After Mr. Jiang and Lady Sun marry, would Lady Sun move here to live? Wouldn’t that mean she would run into them often? She would even watch their child be born…
Fucking hell, this was too tyrannical.
After she returned home, she kept thinking of this issue, to the extent that her nap was only a brief half hour long. She actually dreamt about Jiang Zhi Zhou and Sun Jiao Jiao taking their child on a walk through the neighborhood garden and meeting her unmarried self by chance.
This dream felt too real. When Xia Wei woke up, her nose felt a bit sore. Even if she could not be together with Jiang Zhi Zhou, she also didn’t want to watch him be happily married to someone else, and with kids at that. She was not that open-minded.
If this future was destined to be, then wouldn’t it be better for them to disappear from each other’s lives early on?
She sat on her bed and sent Twiggy a message. 「Twiggy, I plan to move out of your apartment.」
Not Losing 5kg Not Changing Name: 「Why?」
Asking For Suicide At Eighteen This Year: 「Naturally, I cannot keep staying at your place」
Not Losing 5kg Not Changing Name: 「Then what’s your reason for suddenly moving out?」
Not Losing 5kg Not Changing Name: 「Speak truthfully; does it have anything to do with Mr. Jiang from downstairs?」
Xia Wei looked down and laughed. Speaking of which, the one to first realize that Xia Wei liked Tao Yu back in high school was Twiggy.
Asking For Suicide At Eighteen This Year: 「I’ll be honest with you; I recently realized I really do like him a bit, but this Mr. Jiang already has a blind date. Moreover, this time the relationship seems to be making headway without a hitch at all.」
Not Losing 5kg Not Changing Name: 「… Let me first calm down.」
Not Losing 5kg Not Changing Name: 「Considering that you have always fallen for people quite easily, I will not roast you about that, but do you really need to leave?」
Asking For Suicide At Eighteen This Year: 「I absolutely don’t want to be sent dog food by him and his blind date 『smile』」
Not Losing 5kg Not Changing Name: 「As someone with experience, let me tell you this: how can a blind date proceed so smoothly? Do you think they’ll be married tomorrow?」
Asking For Suicide At Eighteen This Year: 「Even if they don’t marry, he won’t turn to me. I might not have told you, but Mr. Jiang is a man obsessed with purity. He cannot accept a girlfriend with a past relationship history. :)」
Not Losing 5kg Not Changing Name: 「……」
Not Losing 5kg Not Changing Name: 「Thousands of words converge together to form one word: retribution.」
Asking For Suicide At Eighteen This Year: 「…」
Not Losing 5kg Not Changing Name: 「Even if you want to leave, you don’t need to do so immediately. Find a suitable area first before moving. Oh, that’s right. Didn’t Tao Yu escort you back to A City? Although I don’t want to harm him, you’re more of a friend than he is, okay? Reconsider him.」
Asking For Suicide At Eighteen This Year: 「Actually, back at school earlier, he confessed to me (:з」∠)」
Not Losing 5kg Not Changing Name: 「……」
Not Losing 5kg Not Changing Name: 「I take back my sympathy from just a moment ago. Please leave my apartment as soon as possible. Ty『smile』」
I posted relatively late today. The orange cat side story will be written tomorrow. Orz