Childish Flower - Chapter 15
The snow suddenly cleared, the winter sun looked exceptionally clear and dazzling, but the temperature of the sun seemed to have been cooled by the snow and ice, and it couldn’t get hot.
Fine and dense snow hasn’t yet stopped, fluttering and sprinkling. The streets are paved with a layer of dazzling white snow. The snow in front of each store has long been cleared, and a small mountain of snow has been piled up on both sides.
Next to the No. 1 Middle School in S City, there is a small but cool bookstore. The owner is a very young Alpha male with a mild temperament, elegant demeanour and good looks, always with a smile on his face, making people feel comfortable.
The point is that he is still a single Alpha. So, of course, he has become an after-class ‘topic of conversation’ among many girls in the middle school next door.
As usual, Gu Ziqian opened the store door at 9:00 a.m., on time. In the early morning, there were not many guests. He swept away the snow that obstructed the door and sorted out the shelves full of books.
When the middle school next door ends in the evening is the peak period when the bookstore has the most customers. A few young girls in school uniforms always come in two’s and three’s, picking up a few unnecessary books, waiting for the checkout counter, handing them to him with a shy face, and then being flushed by his polite smile.
When the sunset haze fell at night, the number of customers in the store gradually decreased, only a few left scattered.
The store is tended by himself alone, without a helper, Gu Ziqian was busy all day. He is enjoying himself with a cup of warm coffee, sitting at the cash counter, and reading a book.
Gradually, his attention became less concentrated. He raised his eyes and looked at the transparent floor-to-ceiling window in front of the store. It seemed that a figure had been hovering there for a long time initially Gu Ziqian thought it was his own eyes, he pushed his glasses and concentrated on looking, only to see a man wearing a white down jacket standing at the door, hesitantly looking towards the store.
Gu Ziqian was puzzled. The other person looked thin and weak, not as a bad person, and was about to go out to have a look, but the person finally opened the door and walked in.
At dawn the next day, Mu Jin woke up.
The warm morning light outside the window shone on the small bed, and after a simple wash, he got ready to go out to find a job.
He didn’t bring much cash when he came out from home, and he didn’t dare to use his bank card, but if he wants to survive in this bustling city, money is a must.
Besides, he is still carrying a child. He can suffer any wrongdoing, but the child can’t.
Mu Jin didn’t dare to use his ID card, it was very difficult to find a job, and there was no shortage of people when he went to many places around him.
After tossing around for a whole day, Mu Jin unknowingly walked to a middle school.
Many shops have closed at this time, dark streets, dim street lights which shone on the white snow on the side of the road, reflecting the mottled light.
There was a burst of disappointment in Mu Jin’s heart.
But he saw an open shop in front of him, the orange light with warmth came through the floor-to-ceiling windows, attracting Mu Jin’s attention.
After walking in, he realized that it was a bookstore. Mu Jin grew up with no other hobbies but reading books, and it would be great if he could work in a bookstore.
He paced back and forth at the door but did not dare to go in. The store looks beautiful, elegant and quiet, but he does not know if there is a shortage of staff.
After hesitating, again and again, Mu Jin still mustered up the courage to give it a try.
Gu Ziqian sat quietly at the cash register and looked at the person coming.
Even if he wore a heavy down jacket, he’s still a thin figure. The light brown hair falls on the forehead. The white skin flushed red by the cold wind outside, and the collar is pulled high. Only the eyes are looking around brightly.
He did not seem to come to buy books. Gu Ziqian became more suspicious but saw the man walking towards the counter.
“Excuse me…do you have a shortage of staff here?” The other party was a bit timid, and his voice was as clean as his clean appearance.
“There is no shortage of clerks here for now.” With a polite smile, he rejected it.
Seeing the other party’s slightly dimmed gaze, Gu Ziqian couldn’t bear it. He seemed to be in need of a job. The store has always been run by himself, and sometimes it is indeed too busy.
“But it’s nice to have someone to help organize the bookshelves and collect the money.”
Hearing Gu Ziqian tell this, Mu Jin’s eyes immediately lit up and the corners of his mouth rose slightly.
Gu Ziqian seemed to smell the gardenia, which was very light but refreshing.
Mu Jin felt that he was lucky. Not only did he find a job, but he also met a boss who looked very nice.
Most of the tasks Gu Ziqian arranged for him were simple and untiring tasks, organizing bookshelves, counting books, and allowing him to browse the books in the store in his free time.
After leaving the bookstore, Mu Jin went straight to the store.
It’s getting late, but fortunately, the store hasn’t closed yet, and there are only a few scattered customers left.
Shuttling among the dazzling shelves, Mu Jin wants to buy himself some
Omega Nutrition products during pregnancy.
Looking at the terrible numbers on the nutrition labels he used before, Mu Jin hesitated and still bought some.
Habitually, he brushed his hand against his slightly convex belly, even if he was on his own, he must raise his child well.
The child in the womb also seemed to understand his father’s situation intimately. He didn’t toss himself much today. He will be very well-behaved and likeable when he is born in the future.
Mu Jin’s thoughts were swaying, and his eyes were filled with gratification and happiness.
Early the next day, Mu Jin arrived at the bookstore on time. Gu Ziqian briefly taught him the basic tasks, such as which books to be kept in which sort of bookshelf, how to calculate the price of the book, how to make the display board, and where to put it. Mu Jin quickly remembered and got started.
Yesterday it snowed again all night. A thick layer of snow spread in front of the store, Mu Jin was about to get the snow removal board but was called by Gu Ziqian.
“Xiao Jin, can you please tidy up the cash register?” The words were warm and gentle.
When Mu Jin finished cleaning up, he turned around and saw Gu Ziqian walking in with a snow removal board, gently patting away the flurries of snow that fell on his shoulder, and outside the floor-to-ceiling window had piled up a short little snow stack.
There were not many guests in the morning, and there were basically no people in the bookstore. Gu Ziqian sat on the chair at the counter and chatted with Mu Jin, who refused to rest.
“Xiao Jin is very capable ah, and works very seriously.” This clerk is not only very hardworking and quick to learn things but is too quiet and talks too little.
Gu Ziqian looked at Mu Jin, who was attentively counting the books in front of him, with satisfaction in his heart.
“Thank you… the manager is also very nice.” Mu Jin was a little embarrassed by his praise and thanked him softly.
“If Omega is out working at such a young age, does your family allow it?”
Family…Gao Tianchen may never consider himself a family member, it was just his own wishful thinking.
Mu Jin’s eyes dimmed a little, and the movements of his hands stopped there, his white face stained with a little sadness.
Gu Ziqian watched him suddenly lose his voice in a trance, slightly guilty.
“Sorry, I was abrupt.”
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