My Good Life - Chapter 4.1
I have to admit, Li Weiwei really did look good.
Then again, all of my readers were full of praise over his appearance. Some of the praises were even unrealistic. It only showed that his looks were indeed beyond the standard line of public aesthetics.
The reason I explained so much just now was because I wanted to say that on this cold, rainy night, a night when I should be alone, my heart skipped a beat because of his presence. It’s not because I harbor amorous feelings towards him. No, it’s only because I am the kind of human who gets excited when they see a beautiful creature this close.
In an attempt to calm my racing heartbeat, I pulled my hat as distraction. “It’s none of your business. What are you doing here?”
“What do you think?” Li Weiwei gazed into my eyes.
I looked at his big, black umbrella. There was a steady stream of raindrops dripping from the edge. He must’ve been standing here for a while. That thought was surprising.
Li Weiwei…Could it be that he had been standing in the rain, waiting for me because he knew I didn’t have the money to take a taxi back?
My heart skipped another beat at this conjecture.
Maybe Meimei and the others were right after all…
My thoughts were still reeling over it when Li Weiwei held out his hand. “Hei Gou told me you came to pay the rent this afternoon. Now, where is it?”
The soft water in my heart was suddenly turned into a thick layer of ice by the cold wind of winter before spring, and I could hear it cracking.
A small black cat slowly crawled out from the back of Li Weiwei’s neck. How on earth did I not notice it there, I have no idea.
It nestled on his shoulder and licked its paws. This is a black cat raised by Li Weiwei. Although its name is Hei Gou , it was a genuine cat that could run very fast. Last year, it had been too loud, and after Li Weiwei had it castrated, it could suddenly speak human language.
Since then, perhaps due to grudges against society, it often ran upstairs to eavesdrop on our conversation aka badmouthing Li Weiwei then go back and tattle to its master. It’s the epitome of a loyal servant, a modern-day slave. ᴅᴀᴍɴ that dog!
Bah! ᴅᴀᴍɴ that neutered cat!
I glared at it.
Hei Gou, as expected, was not afraid of me. “Glare at me all you want.” As a local cat, it could speak in a Chongqing dialect smoothly. “You and Li Peipei went out and spent the money, didn’t you?”
You talked too much.
I gritted my teeth and met Li Weiwei’s cool eyes. “I didn’t use the money for fun. We sent Mangzi to the hospital due to an emergency.”
“Oh.” Li Weiwei took his hand back and expressionlessly said, “So you drank medical alcohol with the animal carcasses in the hospital?”
I forgot that this vampire had a very keen sense of smell.
“I went to the bar with Peipei… What do you mean carcasses? Can you not scare me?”
“You have a corpse stench.”
The way he said this so seriously made it even more frightening. “Corpse stench?” I sniffed my shirt, but I couldn’t smell anything other than the spring rain. I looked up at Li Weiwei and asked for help.
“Do I really smell like a corpse? You’re not just scaring me?”
Li Weiwei fixed his gaze on me. The fear must have been very evident on my face as he didn’t say anything more and started walking back. “If you don’t want to be eaten by messy things, don’t go out too much.” He looked at the road ahead and the rain, “Once the rent is paid, you may leave.”
Such a stingy vampire with a poisonous tongue. All he thinks about is money.
I complained about him in my heart, but I still kept up with his pace to avoid the rain.
“Peipei said that Xiangxi recently drove away a couple of zombies. Have I run into a zombie on my way home?”
In an instant, various scenarios came into mind. Passengers and passers-by suddenly seemed dangerous, and I felt a chill run down my spine as more fear settled in. “Do corpses really eat people? Like the ones in Resident Evil where they spread viruses by biting someone? I haven’t been infected, right?”
“If they want to eat you, they’ll just eat you clean. It won’t give you the chance to become like them.”
I shivered and squeezed beside him until I rubbed my arm against his. The close proximity made me feel a little more secure.
Li Weiwei’s footsteps faltered. I must have thrown him out of balance and the pavement also has become slippery. Still, when the cold wind blew and the cool rain hit me, I inched further towards him. Although he didn’t have much temperature, around him…
“Su Xiaoxin, can’t you see my master’s body become stiff?” The black dog on Li Weiwei’s shoulder flicked its tail in my face, “You’re clingy. Stay away from my master.”
That’s just rude. I didn’t care what it said anymore. I reached over Li Weiwei’s shoulder and grabbed its tail. “You stubborn cat! Don’t get ahead of yourself!”
I tried to slap it, but my hand landed on Li Weiwei’s shoulder as the blasted cat quickly jumped to his other shoulder. I went around Li Weiwei’s body, my hands stretched out to his shoulders, nearly hugging him face to face. I wanted to grab the cat’s tail, but the cat was fast. With a kick of his hind leg, he jumped to the top of the umbrella.
Now that left me and Li Weiwei to stand under the umbrella with my arms around his shoulders.
1. 黑狗 – black dog ↵
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