I Advise You To Like Me As Soon As Possible - Chapter 1.1
Edited By Nyx
It was only five minutes before the train departure and Ning Wan was running while dragging her big and small bags to catch the train.
As a lawyer, she should always remain calm and should not have such an out of breath moment. However, it had been too long since Ning Wan returned to her hometown. So before she left, her mom couldn’t help stopping her to say a few more advice which almost made her miss the train.
Fortunately, Ning Wan wore a casual pullover shirt, jeans and a pair of white sneakers which made it easier to run.
It’s the peak where everyone went home for Chinese New Year, so the economy class was sold-out. The seat she booked this time was first class and the price almost doubled. Fortunately, after boarding the train, the spacious aisle and the quiet atmosphere still somewhat relieved Ning Wan’s bleeding heart. Although she sounded like a big time lawyer, her income was not high.
She placed her big suitcase on the luggage rack in front and found her seat according to the ticket number. The first class had only two seats on each side and Ning Wan’s seat was located on the aisle side incidentally. The passenger who was her seatmate was already in his seat.
A particularly handsome man who was not easy to forget just after a glance.
The space between the front and the back of the first class seat was actually very spacious, but the man’s legs were slightly bent. Ning Wan felt that the first class was also a little bit cramped, his legs were too long.
He was leaning against the window, wearing a suit which was obviously expensive, and casually staring out of the window. He seemed to be indifferent to everything around him. The passengers had the gleeful expression shown on their faces but he seemed to be an isolated island completely away from the crowd. He was seemingly enjoying this rare moment of quietness.
Ning Wan had to admit that the man’s appearance was very outstanding. She could only see his side view from this angle but it was enough to make her take a second look.
Maybe this second look was too obvious. The man turned his head and his eyes met Ning Wan’s.
This time, Ning Wan saw his face completely. Objective evaluation: Better than the side view and was enough to make her look at him a third time.
It was just that he wasn’t Ning Wan’s type. She didn’t like this kind of excessive indifference. She always felt that people with this expression were too indifferent, aloof and remote.
The train was about to depart. Ning Wan took out the coffee in the paper bag and her laptop from the bag. The benefits of the first class seat finally manifested. It at least ensured that she had a quiet environment for managing work mails.
She just didn’t expect that this silence would be broken soon.
The seat in front had a dispute.
A middle-aged woman with a fierce expression was seated in front of her and a girl, who was panting, stood in the aisle and said to the middle-aged woman, “Auntie, this seat is really mine. You are really sitting in the wrong seat. Look, this is my ticket…”
“Don’t show me any ticket. Who knows if your ticket is fake? Besides, I arrived earlier and sat before you so it’s naturally mine”
The girl became anxious, “I was sitting here just now, I even put my baggage on the luggage rack. I just went to the toilet but you occupied my seat.”
Unfortunately, no matter how she explained, the middle-aged aunt just ignored her.
The little girl seemed to be a college student returning to college. She didn’t expect to encounter such an unreasonable person so she quickly called the train attendant for help. Unfortunately, the train attendant’s repeated polite communication had no effect.
The middle-aged woman made up her mind to be a debt dodger. She collapsed in her seat defiantly with a fearless expression, “I am old. I have heart disease and high blood pressure. You are still young, can’t you even do this much for me? Now-a-days young ones are not as polite and modest as before. They don’t even know how to give up their seat to an middle-aged woman. How can you be so thick skinned? If you don’t give me this seat and I meet with a mishap, will you compensate for the loss? Can you afford it?!”
The middle-aged woman became hysterical and began yelling, “Do you want to kill me?! If I die of a heart attack, I will never let you off if I turn into a ghost!”
The train attendants could only persuade her, “Madam, passenger trains are seated according to ticket number. If you continue to act like this, we will have to blacklist you from our services for half a year. You will even be subject to administrative detention.”
This turned out to be not good, as soon as the attendant reprimanded, the middle-aged woman became even more arrogant, “Are you threatening me? Don’t give me that nonsense. The last thing I fear in my life is argument. You are grumbling so much but can you hit me? You will blacklist me? Do it! Anyway, I don’t have to go anywhere by train for half a year. I will continue to do so after half a year! You can’t do anything!”
The middle-aged woman didn’t seem to have enough so she pointed at the little girl and shouted, “Let me tell you that I will take this in future too. If you buy this seat again, you will be unlucky!”
Although passenger trains had security officers and train attendants, they could only persuade such arrogant and unreasonable people. After all, they were already sitting on the seat. Even if they wanted to take coercive measures, it was difficult for the security to drag people away from their seats.
The little girl also tried to fight for her rights and interests, “Auntie, I’m a law student. If you act like this…”
This middle-aged woman directly interrupted the little girl, “Don’t talk to me about the law, the law is a fart! The law is s̲h̲i̲t̲! Can the law make me give this seat to you? Still studying law? Are you great at studying law? I don’t think you can even find a job in the future!”
At the moment, the train was full and it was impossible to find another seat for the girl. Seeing that the girl was anxious and about to cry, Ning Wan couldn’t take it anymore.
She pulled her hair back, stood up, and then interrupted the middle-aged woman with righteous words, “Auntie, please stop talking!” She cleared her throat and continued, “As a lawyer, I can’t see you doing such a thing!”
Not only did the auntie stop, the little girl looked at Ning Wan expectantly. The train attendant was also relieved. Even Ning Wan’s indifferent, handsome neighbor, who had been looking out of the window, was slightly surprised by her words and turned his head to look at Ning Wan.
At this moment, Ning Wan attracted a lot of attention. She seemed to appear on a stage that was already prepared for her. The lights were in place, the dancers were in position, the music was all set up, and the script was ready. She only had to make her debut as a protagonist and perform a show that used law as a weapon and bring the lawbreakers to justice. The plot would be like—she would slap the crazy villain, like this middle-aged lady, and make all the repressed public, who were bullied by her, happy!
Ning Wan took a deep breath under everyone’s eyes, which were filled with expectation and trust, and then looked at the middle-aged lady. She said in a domineering voice, “Auntie, I want to tell you something!”
Aura 100 points, posture 100 points, domineering voice 100 points!
Everyone was staring at Ning Wan as if waiting for her to say, “Your behavior is against the law.” However, it was a pity that…
Ning Wan suppressed her ego and then returned to the merciless reality. Her expression continued to change under everyone’s expectation. She changed her expression from serious to smiling and looked at the old lady, “Auntie, what I want to say is that, the law really can’t make you give up your seat!”
Thus, the stage collapsed, the lighting engineer broke his leg by falling, the dancers ran away, and the music equipment broke down. Ning Wan’s character immediately turned from protagonist to a vicious villain’s nameless lackey…
However, she didn’t care about the attention garnered on her. She just smiled and said to the middle-aged lady, “Auntie, you’re really right. The law is really useless. Law is a profession with the lowest employment rate. Even if you managed to get employed, the income is still very low. My mother wasn’t as far sighted as you. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have studied law.”
Ning Wan looked really sad, “Unfortunately, I didn’t meet anyone like auntie who could wake me up from my delusions at that time.”
No one expected this kind of development at all. Even the auntie who was just flattered and praised by Ning Wan did not expect this. She frowned and looked at Ning Wan inexplicably, “Didn’t you just tell me not to talk anymore? And you can’t bear it anymore?”
Ning Wan gave a bleak smile, “Auntie, I just said that because I think what you said was too reasonable. The law is really nothing and useless. Your words are completely true. I don’t want to face the bloody facts. Listening to them makes me feel pained so I don’t want you to continue talking. I don’t want you to continue to wake me from my beautiful dream…”
She flattered the middle-aged woman and then changed her tone again, “Auntie, don’t lower yourself to this students’ level. They haven’t experienced society yet. They don’t know how reasonable your words are. Only someone with your behavior can survive in this society.”
The middle-aged woman, who was hysterical just now, obviously had some emotional and even mental problems. Everyone’s reasoning just stimulated her further. It was Ning Wan’s words which calmed her down.
Ning Wan saw that the other party’s emotions were a little more stable so she took advantage of the situation and immediately said, “However, auntie, you’d better give this seat back to the student.” She didn’t give the middle-aged woman time to answer and went on, “Look, her seat number is No. 4 which is ominous and brings bad luck. Take a look at her, she is most likely a obstinate student. If you don’t give her this seat, she will pester you all the way. How about you return this seat to her and take mine? I will give my seat to you.”