After Ye Cheng took a bath and went to bed, she received a message from Lu Xiao.
Suspect X: [I’m home. 】
He and Lu Xiao exchanged good nights, then put down the phone and went to bed.
Before going to sleep, Ye Cheng felt that something was wrong. Lu Xiao admitted his mistake too quickly, but it made him feel abnormal. He knows this person’s character too well, he is stubborn and irritable, if this time it was him who quarreled with Lu Xiao ten years later, he would definitely not come to admit his mistake so quickly.
After thinking about it, Ye Cheng decided to talk to Zhang Qi again. The conflict between him and Lu Xiao is too deep, and Chen Zhen is also involved in it. Only after solving Chen Zhen’s problem can the two people truly avoid the water from the well.
He didn’t have Zhang Qi’s contact information on his mobile phone, so he found Zhou Kai and asked him for Zhang Qi’s WeChat.
Zhou Kai never replied to him, and in the end he couldn’t get over the sleepiness, so he fell asleep first.
After getting up the next day, Zhou Kai still didn’t reply.
Ye Cheng looked at the phone suspiciously, he was timid and easy to betray others, and he would not intentionally not reply to messages because he was afraid of something.
In the morning, Lu Xiao came to him to do homework together and handed over three training papers.
“It’s over, here it is.” He yawned.
Ye Cheng was a little surprised, “You finished writing the three-day amount so quickly?”
Some time ago, he collected questions from the question bank and sorted out a stack of training papers, and arranged one for Lu Xiao every day, and let him go home to complete it by himself.
“Well, criticize quickly.” Lu Xiao urged him with dark circles under his eyes.
Ye Cheng picked up the red pen and said casually: “Suddenly working so hard, did you do something wrong?”
Lu Xiao’s eyes flickered, “How come, I’m not studying hard.”
Ye Cheng thought it was his make up for yesterday’s quarrel, so he lowered his head and focused on correcting.
Lu Xiao looked at him with a guilty conscience, and he was relieved to see that he didn’t respond.
Because he did bad things behind Ye Cheng’s back, he was extra diligent today and took the initiative to go to the kitchen to help Gao Qiulan cook together.
He learned a few Sichuan dishes from Mrs. Wang at home, and Gao Qiulan smiled and instructed him.
Ye Cheng was nibbling on melon seeds in the living room, and a little fluctuation gradually appeared in his heart.
How can Lu Xiao’s state be so similar to how he used to accompany his brother to a drunken night before returning home? Could it be that two tears of his own have such great power?
Gao Qiulan served the dishes with a plate, and repeatedly praised: “Chengcheng, come and try this spicy chicken, Xiaolu made it by himself, I didn’t interfere in the whole process.”
Lu Xiao stood aside like a little daughter-in-law, looking at Ye Cheng expectantly.
Only then did Ye Cheng realize that he had already coaxed Gao Qiulan into obedience.
This kid has always had two brushes on social.
He took a chicken nugget and ate it, Lu Xiao blinked and waited for the evaluation.
“Yes, it tastes good.” Ye Cheng nodded, “But it’s so spicy, how do you eat it?”
Lu Xiao immediately said, “I’m trying to eat spicy food recently, so I’m just exercising.”
When interacting with people from Sichuan and Chongqing, of course, one must follow the local customs.
Ye Cheng’s mouth twitched, “You don’t have to force yourself so hard.”
Gao Qiulan shook her head and said, “You are too caring, I’ll pour you a bowl of water to rinse, it’s too spicy, I’m afraid you will choke.”
“Thank you grandma.” Lu Xiao said.
While Gao Qiulan went to pour the water, Ye Cheng looked at him and said, “If you really exist, my grandma is about to become your grandma.”
“Of course your grandma is still your grandma… Damn, why does it sound like you’re swearing.” Lu Xiao tasted it.
Ye Cheng smiled and said, “She likes you very much, even more than Huang Shengan.”
Lu Xiao said a little embarrassedly, “What about you, do you like me more than Huang Sheng’an?”
Those girls are always discussing in private, saying that Ye Cheng likes smart people, but he doesn’t seem like the smart one. Although Lu Xiao looks wild and unruly on the surface, in fact, many times, he is quite unconfident in this regard.
Ye Cheng is half-smiling: “Guess.”
Lu Xiao knew that he did something wrong, so he poked him and said, “Come on.”
At this time, Gao Qiulan came, and the two looked at each other and laughed secretly.
Ye Cheng had a very good time this weekend. After the quarrel, Lu Xiao was like an ancient child raising husband. This made Ye Cheng feel more and more that he would have shown weakness earlier if he knew it earlier, to actually make him feel so guilty.
It wasn’t until Monday that he remembered that Zhou Kai still didn’t reply to him.
Ye Cheng had a bad premonition, so he went straight to Class 18 when he was studying on Monday morning.
He asked Zhou Kai to be called out, and after waiting for five minutes, Zhou Kai sluggishly walked to the door.
He wore a pair of brown glasses, and an OK band was put on the corner of his mouth.
Ye Cheng frowned and said, “What’s wrong with you?”
Zhou Kai tried to keep calm and said, “Kissing with my girlfriend, she bit my mouth.”
Ye Cheng: “…”
He looked at Zhou Kai’s glasses suspiciously and asked, “Aren’t you short-sighted?”
Zhou Kai was about to cry, “I… I played games all night on weekends and suddenly became short-sighted.”
Ye Cheng seemed to have thought of something, lowered his face and said, “Take off your glasses.”
“No!” Zhou Kai hurriedly covered the legs of his glasses, realizing that he had overreacted, and stammered, “I can’t see if I take it off or take it off.”
Ye Cheng said, “Are you 1,000 degrees myopic, so you’ll be blind if you take it off?”
Zhou Kai was silent.
Ye Cheng said again: “Pick it off, don’t make me say it a third time.”
Zhou Kai had to accept his fate and took off his glasses with a face ashen.
After seeing the bruises in his eyes, Ye Cheng instantly understood, “Did Lu Xiao beat him?”
No wonder after being so busy these days, it turned out that he was beating people behind his back.
Zhou Kai’s calf trembled: “No… No, it’s not Brother Xiao…”
Ye Cheng was quiet for a few seconds, then said, “Don’t be afraid, I won’t find him directly.”
Zhou Kai tentatively asked: “Really?”
He carefully observed Ye Cheng’s expression, but found that his eyes were as calm as a lake, without the slightest ripple.
However, as long as he is a little older, he will understand that the calmer the lake, the more undercurrents flow.
Ye Cheng said to him, “Go back to class.”
Zhou Kai opened his mouth and watched him turn and leave uneasily.
After returning to class 20, he went to the podium to read as usual, as if nothing had happened.
Lu Xiao read it very loudly today, and cooperated with him very respectfully, causing the classmates in the front row to look back.
“What’s the matter with Brother Xiao, I haven’t seen him read aloud earlier.”
“Hahaha, he just mispronounced a false word.”
“I’m dying of laughter, you can’t describe the expression on the monitor’s face.”
Ye Cheng was able to figure out a very important truth.
The reason why Lu Xiao promised him so much and expressed himself so desperately was ultimately because of one reason – he was afraid that he would break up with him.
All the efforts and concessions he made were not because he wanted to do it, but because he was afraid that he would not want him.
If you want Lu Xiao not to fight, it’s actually very simple.
He just needs to tell Lu Xiao, if you touch again, we will break up immediately.
But Ye Cheng couldn’t say such a thing.
He also didn’t want Lu Xiao to make these changes for his own sake, which would only make the rebelliousness in his heart deepen.
This is equivalent to walking the old road ten years later. At that time, Lu Xiao did the same to him. He didn’t dare to tell him many things, worried that his image in his heart was not perfect. But what he didn’t know was that when Ye Cheng discovered these things on his own, it would only make the two of them more alienated.
After the early self-study, Ye Cheng quietly found someone on WeChat.
He sent a message to Chen Zhen: [Are you free to eat together at noon? 】
Since the last time I added WeChat in the hospital, the two have also chatted twice for a few days. Once it was purely a chat, he learned that Chen Zhen was transferred to the third middle school, and Shanhai arrived two streets after passing by. Another time, Chen Zhen encountered a topic that he could not write, and sent it over to ask him for advice.
It was not until the last class that Chen Zhen replied: [If you are free, I invite you, just thank you for teaching me the topic last time. 】
Ye Cheng knew that his family was not good, so naturally he couldn’t ask him to ask: [No, let’s talk about it when we meet, can we meet at twelve o’clock? 】
Chen Zhen: [Then I’ll go look for you after school. 】
Seeing that he was covering his phone to send a message, Lu Xiao asked suspiciously, “Who are you chatting with?”
Ye Cheng glanced at him lightly, instead of answering him directly with the usual glance, she said, “You take care of me.”
Lu Xiao endured it, but swallowed the breath and changed the subject: “I’m so hungry, what do you want for lunch?”
“I made an appointment and won’t eat with you.” Ye Cheng said lightly.
Lu Xiao immediately quit, “Who is it that you have an appointment to go alone, can’t I go with you?”
Ye Cheng looked into his eyes and spit out two words, “Chen Zhen.”
Lu Xiao was a little dumbfounded: “When did you have such a good relationship with him? No, you two haven’t said a few words together.”
“After chatting in the hospital last time, I feel that there is a common language.” Ye Cheng sighed with his chin up, “You are right, he is indeed very smart, and sometimes he can solve problems faster than me.”
Lu Xiao turned to him completely: “When did you do the quiz together? Also, I didn’t say he was smart, he just worked harder than others.”
Ye Cheng raised his eyebrows, “Really, so he worked so hard.”
When it was over, Lu Xiao felt that he had said the wrong thing again.
He quibble: “It’s not the hardest one either. You see I’ve written three papers in one day, don’t I work hard?”
Ye Cheng clasped his fingers on the table and said, “I can’t tell, I always feel that he is very similar to me, think twice before doing things, don’t be impulsive and irritable, and don’t bully your classmates.”
Lu Xiao laughed angrily: “Don’t I think twice! I’m impulsive…”
Halfway through, he got stuck.
The school bell rang.
Ye Cheng smiled and said, “I’m leaving first, I’m going to have dinner with Chen Zhen.”
Then he patted his shoulder dashingly twice and walked out through the back door.