Getting Outsmarted By The CEO - Chapter 9
E/D: Spirit Song
The pen did not stop spinning as he spoke.
The pen spun clockwise around the thumb, then counterclockwise repeatedly. Occasionally, the pen went around each finger. It was a performance to watch the thin black pen shuttling back and forth between his delicate fingers.
The Esthetic Associate Ruan An’an did not only consider the face as the only esthetic of a person, but also the figure, such as the legs, waist, hands, and hips.
It was a pleasure for her to watch such a beautiful hand perform.
The teacher dismissed the first class of the semester early, just half an hour later.
When Gu Jue returned her pen, he suddenly asked, “Is there a supermarket nearby?”
“I’m thirsty and I don’t have water with me. The vending machine is empty too, maybe it’s because school had just started.”
Ruan An’an suddenly recalled, “There is a supermarket, but it is far away… But the beverage shops are a little closer, Harvard Milk Tea and Yale, would you like to try it?”
“?” Harvard and Yale?
Gu Jue thought he had misheard and was about to ask again, but Ruan An’an suddenly laughed.
When she laughed, two small dimples appeared on the corners of her mouth, and her big eyes curled up like a pretty little fox, cute and sly.
“These stores are considered as the specialties of University C.” She said, “A friend of mine doing Masters here told me…oh wait.”
That was not a lie. Yin Yuan was now a graduate student of University C, starting her first year of graduate school.
“There are actually quite a lot of milk tea shops here in University C. The competition for business is too fierce so some try to give themselves impressive names. Also, there is a high chance for students here to study abroad for graduate school.” She flipped open a page on a brand new notebook, scribbled a few words with her slender fingers, and showed him. “There, these are the ones.”
Gu Jue looked down.
——Harvard Milk Tea
Gu Jue: “…”
The first two did not need to be introduced, so Ruan An’an pointed to “Yale” and said, “They specialise in selling coconut milk based drinks (The shop name in Chinese pronunciation was Ye-Lu, Ye meaning coconut).”
Gu Jue considered deeply, “… They certainly made it clear.”
After commenting, he raised his eyes and asked, “Which one do you like best?”
“Harvard, I went with my friend before, and their pearls were delicious.” Ruan An’an had not had their milk tea for three years, and still missed it.
“Do you recognize the way?”
“Then lead the way, I’ll buy you a drink.”
… Could there be such a good thing?
Ruan Anan was taken aback, “Why?”
Gu Jue seemed to have never expected that she would ask such a question. He raised his eyebrows: “To pay you back for being my tour guide.”
Earlier when class had ended, she was still thinking about how to make a polite, not embarrassing, and not offensive invitation to continue this fate of theirs.
Unexpectedly, fate came knocking on her door.
Thank goodness for this tour guide fee!!
I think I can do it!
Ruan An’an’s insides were celebrating with drums and fireworks of joy. She neatly kept the book and pen in her weightless bag and followed Gu Jue out of the back door of the classroom.
The corridor was a bit noisy, and her mind was filled with interchanging thoughts of “Perky Butt just invited me for a drink with him” and “Hahahahahahaha”. She was so excited that she did not know what to say to Gu Jue.
While waiting for the elevator, Ruan An’an opened her WeChat application and started tapping on the keyboard frantically with her fingers, sending all her excitement to the B*tch Squad group chat:
It is the most effective to be a student! This tactic is so damn effective! Perky Butt has already asked me out after the first class on the first day of school! He is buying me milk teaaaaaa!!!
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