Mother fan Transmigrates as the Villainess - Chapter 15.1
Chapter 15 – Where did he look like a good person?
After entering the summer, the weather became hotter and hotter, and the day of the midterm examination was getting closer and closer.
This day after school, Jiang Lu, as usual, packed up his things early, and when the bell rang, he whispered: “Qi Anan, I’m leaving first.”
Before, when she was set aside, Qi Anan would still say, “Hey, wait for me ah,” with a confused expression. By now, she was used to it – it was like she had returned to the days before liberation. He wouldn’t wait for her.
(t/n: in this case, she means she has no freedom nor choice.)
If he said that they wouldn’t go together, they wouldn’t go together. He was remarkably frank. She could only say pitifully: “Well… be careful on the road.”
Jiang Lu’s hand paused slightly, but he lifted his schoolbag, turned around, and left.
“Hey, Qi Anan, Are we going together to eat that newly opened snail noodles in front of the school later?” This week, Yu Tianyang changed seats again, sat in front of Qi Anan, and proposed excitedly while packing his things.
Qi Anan shook her head, “I won’t go. My brother is coming home tonight, and I have to accompany him for dinner.”
“Okay, you escaped the stink then.”
(t/n: snail noodles have a strong smell.)
Qi Anan couldn’t help but laugh and suddenly remembered something else: “By the way, I still want to ask you, what do boys your age like nowadays?”
“What do we like?”
Qi Anan had to add: “For example… What kind of birthday gift would you like to receive most?”
“Me? Let me think…” When Yu Tianyang started thinking, he “hissed”: “Do you want to buy me a gift? But it’s still early for my birthday. Why are you preparing so early? Birthday gifts should be all about surprises. It’s no fun to say it.”
Qi Anan explained: “I know it’s still early. Don’t worry. There’re no fewer surprises for you. But this time it’s not for you, it’s for a distant relative of mine… who wants to buy a birthday present for… her family’s cub, and doesn’t know what to gift.”
It turned out to be like this. Yu Tianyang thought seriously: “Shoes, I think shoes are quite good. Believe me; no man can refuse the temptation of shoes. Otherwise… a keyboard, Let me tell you, when you’re playing games, keyboards are really crucial. Headphones are also okay. See whether he needs it or not; otherwise, give him a new mobile phone, or buy a tablet or something. What else… Let me think…”
After thinking for a long time, Yu Tianyang waved his hand: “Actually, I think it’s almost the same, a middle-aged woman, if she can give such a wonderful gift from the bottom of her heart, her son would love it. Go back and tell your relatives, pick from one of the things I’ve mentioned above.”
Qi Anan, who was labeled a middle-aged woman, nodded with a smile on her darkened face: “Okay, I know, you go eat your snail noodles.”
She thought about it a lot and had wanted to ask her nephew to see if he could think outside the box, but it turned out that none of his suggestions fit the situation.
Qi Anan frowned in distress: What should she buy for her cub? It was his birthday in a few days.
Qin Meng wasn’t there when Jiang Lu returned home. The room he lived in was piled up with some clothes that Qin Meng had changed in a hurry. After all, this was Qin Meng’s utility room, not his bedroom.
Jiang Lu picked Qin Meng’s clothes expressionlessly and set them aside. He was washing his hands when his mobile phone rang.
“Hey, Xiao Jiang ah, are you still renting my house? You said two days ago that you were thinking about it again. Have you considered it?” On the other end of the phone was a woman with a strong voice.
Jiang Lu didn’t answer immediately. He had long been optimistic about that house which wasn’t far from Xincheng First High School.
The house was in a high-end, gated, and secure neighborhood, with excellent privacy. There were no compounds like this old neighborhood. It was a place where most of the neighbors weren’t familiar with each other, and although there was no hustle and bustle, there was also no gossip.
He had made a deal with the landlord before. He would move in when the tenants were due to move out.
But the other day, he kept wavering.
One night, he sent Qi Anan home, and when he turned around, there was an isolated street with no one in front or behind him. For some reason, a question lingering in his mind for a long time came out suddenly in a low voice: “Qi Anan, are you…”
The girl beside him smiled naively and said in her clear, melodious, pleasant to listen to voice: “What’s wrong? What do you want?”
He wondered where she would take the exam, paranoia was growing increasingly heavier in his heart, and it wasn’t as if he had to be at Xingcheng First High School.
After all, Qi Anan would definitely not go to Xingcheng First High School. It was a new city area that had just been created. It was remote and far away, with little infrastructure. There wasn’t even a decent shopping mall or movie theater.
But in the end, he restrained himself and said nothing.
That day, after that bastard rolled down the stairs, he sat on the edge of the silent, empty street and smoked for a long time.
It was the first time he smoked, but he was already lightly used to it.
In the flickering stars of smoke, he couldn’t help but outline another person’s face in his mind.
The little girl would be afraid of him being cold and hungry. She worried that he would be in pain when he was injured. For him, she would cover him from wind and rain and sudden claps of thunder. She would also block him from the gossip. She protected him again and again.
(t/n: wind and rain and sudden claps of thunder mean trials and hardships and sudden events.)
It was he who overestimated himself. It turned out that he would also be like a teenager in love. It was just because of his extraordinary early intelligence that his period of ignorance was too short.
However, was he worthy?
The blood flowing in his body was filthy that could never be washed clean, and his birth was a stain. He was just a pawn that others had used to seek wealth. He was destined never to be able to match the beautiful things in the world.
Jiang Lu looked down at his hands, the specks of smoke in his fingertips brightly extinguished.
He laughed very lightly. Where did he look like a good person?
A good person would never be like him. He was dirty from his skin to his bones. Every word from this kind of heart-pounding moment should be full of sweet words, but when placed on him, they would be thoroughly tarnished.
In an instant, Jiang Lu rubbed his eyebrows, and while he was still sane, he decided to let her go and stay away from her.
“I’ll rent it,” Jiang Lu said in a low voice, “If it’s cleared up on your side, I can move in at any time.”
In his life, he should have followed the track he had set for himself, walk in solitude, live carelessly, and walk in silence. That was it.
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