I Advise You To Like Me As Soon As Possible - Chapter 1.2
Edited By Nyx
The old lady rolled her eyes and looked at the reluctant female student, who was standing beside her. She felt that Ning Wan made sense. If she didn’t give up her seat, this girl would continue to stand by her side and haggle which was annoying enough. Now someone was offering her seat, wasn’t that good?
After a moment of consideration, she gave it up and walked to Ning Wan. Ning Wan looked at the student, who was stupidly still, and a little annoyed, she said, “Didn’t you make her leave? Why are you not sitting yet!”
The girl glared at Ning Wan and whispered, “You are a shame to the legal profession!” After that, she sat down on her seat.
Ning Wan didn’t care about these scorns. No matter what, the old lady gave up her seat.
Just when the old lady stood beside her and waited for Ning Wan to honor her promise and give up her seat, Ning Wan sat back down.
The old lady was a little surprised, “Didn’t you say you will give your seat to me?”
Ning Wan continued to laze in her seat and said, “I won’t let it go.”
She said in a rogue-like tone just like how this old lady did a while ago, “My waist suddenly got sore so I don’t want to give up my seat anymore. Anyway, this seat is originally mine.”
The old lady’s expression changed suddenly and she finally reacted, “You…you just lied to me! You deceive me of my seat! You little b̲i̲t̲c̲h̲!”
Ning Wan was too lazy to pay attention to her. She only said to the stunned flight attendants and the securities who stood on the side, “Now that she has got up from her seat, can you now take her away?”
The seat occupied by the old lady earlier was close to the window. If they wanted to drag her away, it would also affect the passengers sitting in the aisle. If the other party refused to cooperate, it was indeed quite difficult to pull a person from that seat. But now that she was standing up, it was more convenient for the securities and flight attendants to take her away.
As soon as the old lady left, Ning Wang just planned to enjoy a moment of peacefulness but her mobile phone rang before she savored it. Ning Wan glanced at the number. It was Director Ji of the Yuelan Society Working Committee.
She was currently a community lawyer in Yuelan. After seeing Director Ji’s phone call, Ning Wan had a hunch that things were going to be meddlesome.
(T/N: Community lawyer provides legal services to the general public for free and gets remuneration from the law firms. Law firms get some benefits from the government in the form of subsidy, tax exemption, etc.)
Her premonition did indeed come true. Just as the call was connected, the hurried voice of Director Ji sounded, “Ning Wan, Zhang Zichen ran away!”
‘Ran away, again?!’
Ning Wan’s heart suddenly thumped, “How did it happen?”
“My family was busy buying things in preparation for Chinese New Year, and they forgot to monitor him if he’s taking his medication for the past two days. Someone in the neighborhood secretly set off firecrackers which scared him and triggered his illness, causing him to run away. After checking the surveillance video at the gate of the district, we only came to know that he ran to the west but we didn’t know where exactly.”
Director Ji’s voice was just like a wily old fox who was pushing the responsibility to someone else, “I think I have to trouble you later. Remember, first calm him down with good words. Don’t refute. Once you refute, he will become more ill and insane. Follow his words, coax him and then ask him where he is.”
He advised, “Ning Wan, just think of it as your work. Don’t feel embarrassed. You should say some terms of endearment. By any chance, if he was stimulated by your indifference, became more ill and caused more disputes, are you going to deal with the aftermath?”
Ning Wan massaged her temples and took a deep breath after hanging up the phone.
Zhang Zichen was a resident of the Yuelan district and was 17 years old this year. He was usually a shy boy but he inherited a mental illness that ran in his family. Once he was stimulated and became ill, his behavior was completely unpredictable. He caused several disputes in the district. In the end, Ning Wan came forward to mediate and they gradually came to know each other. After he took the medicine, he was a polite and gentle boy. However, once he became ill, he became more bold and unrestrained… Previously, he caused trouble whenever he went out but last time he went out and…
Called Ning Wan for wooing her…
Just as Ning Wan was having a headache, a call from the source of the trouble, Zhang Zichen, came.
Ning Wan glanced at her mobile phone. She first turned on the laptop, clicked on the《Cheesy Pick-up Lines Comprehensive Collection》folder, then took a deep breath as if she would be facing death with equanimity.
Fu Zheng had been regretful since he got on the train. Gao Yuan originally said that he would send an Uber to pick him up but Fu Zheng hadn’t returned to China for a long time. He wanted to experience the public transportation and enjoy the ambience of the city. In the end, he decided to take the train but all the economy class seats were sold out so he bought a first class seat.
At the beginning, the railway station was bustling with activity which brought him a novelty feeling. However, soon, this feeling turned into regret, endless regrets. Although it was said that it was first class, the environment was not much better. Furthermore, there were even those who did not buy a ticket and willfully occupied someone’s seat. As if it was not enough, his seatmate started talking endlessly on the phone.
“Yes, yes, I really love you. When have I ever lied to you?”
“Zichen, have I ever told you that your smile is so intoxicating that I don’t need any alcohol to be drunk?”
“Ah? You said you are not attractive? How is that possible! You are, it’s just not obvious. Yeah, this must be it. You are so handsome. How can you have no dimples? I like men with dimples. If you don’t believe me, just take a look in a mirror. By the way, where are you? Is there a mirror nearby?”
“No, no, why did I coax you? My biggest weakness is you.”
“Do you know? I want to buy a piece of land recently. You ask me where? Haha, of course, it’s in your heart and soul.”
Fu Zheng couldn’t bear it anymore. If it wasn’t a high-speed train, but just a normal car, he might really consider jumping off.
Fortunately, his mobile phone rang. Gao Yuan’s call successfully diverted his attention.
“Hello, Fu Zheng, where are you?”
Fu Zheng pursed his lips. Just as he was about to answer, he heard his seatmate suddenly raise her voice and said in an artificial coy and tender voice, “Aren’t you ashamed to ask where I am? Of course, I have already reached you. I’m in your heart!”
The sound was transmitted from Fu Zheng’s mobile phone and then to Gao Yuan, who was on the other line.
Gao Yuan never expected for something like this to happen and he was stunned on the spot, “Fu Zheng, are you alright?”
Even before Fu Zheng had time to answer, his seatmate’s loud voice once again sounded, “Yeah yeah, of course I’m fine. Like you, I’m busy keeping my chlorophylls synthesized recently. Rest assured that after a few more days I’m gonna bloom as well! The two of us, heart to heart, combined under one love will bloom together! Where are you? I’m coming to you.”
If he hadn’t seen the lawyer’s certificate in her bag, Fu Zheng would not believe that such a person was actually a lawyer.
He felt that he would really jump off the train if things continued to proceed like this, “Gao Yuan, it’s not convenient for me to talk right now. I will call you later after I get off the train.”
Fu Zheng hung up with a straight face. He then put on his headphones grumpily and turned the piano rock’n’roll on to its maximum volume. The effect was deafening, but Fu Zheng felt that being deaf was better than listening to the terrible love words beside him.
Fortunately, the train was fast and it didn’t take long to get to the station. Fu Zheng almost couldn’t wait to disembark the train and get rid of his seatmate who was full of drama.
Gao Yuan said he would come to pick him up at the station. Fu Zheng immediately recognized Gao Yuan in the crowd as he walked to the exit. The two of them were fellow classmates in a civil undergraduate course. Although they had not seen each other for many years, they still had a good relationship.
Gao Yuan gently punched Fu Zheng as a greeting.
He was enthusiastic and actively advised Fu Zheng about his situation, “In short, China’s legal environment is completely different from that of the United States. Although you have practiced in the United States for many years, it is very different from China. Even if you pass the National Judicial Examination, as you haven’t been an intern in China yet, you need to have a year of internship in the institute if you want to practice independently. Besides, China’s judicial internship may not be what you think.”
Fu Zheng didn’t take Gao Yuan’s earnest and well-meaning advice seriously. He raised his eyelids and said, “So you ‘exiled’ me to the grassroot level to do internships?”
(T/N: ‘Grassroot Level’ means the most basic level of governance like local government in towns or cities. You can read more Here.)
Gao Yuan couldn’t help but roll his eyes, “What do you mean by ‘exiled’? You are the senior partner whom we sincerely invited to join. You are also going to get a salary increase this year.”
“It took me a painstaking effort to arrange this internship for you. Although community lawyers are at the grassroots level, it is where you can come into contact with the most authentic legal environment. There are many legal disputes in this area and it’s not easy to deal with them. It is the fastest training ground. I have arranged for you to be a three-month intern lawyer in Yuelan (Work) Community, which will allow you to adapt to the domestic living environment and legal environment at the fastest speed.”