It was snowing today.
The dark sky reflected the orange-red halo, while below the sky was white. The wind was bone-chilling cold. If it was not that the fridge was empty, Ruan Jiujiu will not choose to go out.
She went out with Cheng Jun.
In Ruan Jiujiu's memory, Cheng Jun seemed to have not been out for a week.
It was day off today. Ruan Jiujiu was afraid that he might get sick if still stayed at home. By the way, she needed someone to carry bags for her.
Cheng Jun didn't plan to wear a coat. He only wore a thin black sweater. Ruan Jiujiu with a dark face, brought her down jacket which was hung on the door hanger, for him to put on. The jacket she wore was loose, but it was just right on Cheng Jun.
Cheng Jun put his hands into the pockets. He didn't express any opinions about wearing her coat, but slowly followed behind Ruan Jiujiu.
The two were one behind the other and walked much slower than usual.
Ruan Jiujiu carefully walked on the steps.
There was a thick layer of snow. Fortunately, she wore non-slip boots so that she wouldn't fall over. Ruan Jiujiu moved a few steps and told Cheng Jun: "Be careful~ful~ful~ful..."
She lost her feet and slipped, failing flat on her back and sliding down the steps. That was really a funny scene. Ruan Jiujiu didn't feel painful even had fell badly. Thanks to her thick and soft down jacket protected her butt. She only felt a little ashamed.
Ruan Jiujiu looked around nervously. Finding that no one around saw her, she was relieved. The next second, she heard a clear but short laugh from behind.
Cheng Jun: "Ha."
Ruan Jiujiu: "..." How dared this bastard laugh at her? ? ?
She was angry and wanted to stand up. But her shoes were too slippery and then she fell on the ground again. The so-called good non-slip boots became roller skates at the moment. She really wanted to give bad reviews to the businessman. She watched Cheng Jun walked down the stairs very easily. He said slowly and looked puzzled: "Don't go?"
Ruan Jiujiu: "... Help me up."
Cheng Jun: "Oh."
Ruan Jiujiu tugged on his arm and slowly stood up. She patted the snow on her body and wanted to throw a few snowballs at Cheng Jun, but considering how much this guy had tortured her in the last cold and she was afraid that he may think of Manchu Han Imperial Feast. So, Ruan Jiujiu decided to continue to do the right thing.
As she was about to walk towards the supermarket, she suddenly caught sight of a figure.
It was a woman.
In such a cold day, she was in some thin windbreaker. Her hair was scattered by the cold wind, and her pretty face liked being frosted. She was very pale. Ruan Jiujiu didn't know whether it was because the low temperature or other reasons. Her eyes were fixed in the direction of Ruan Jiujiu and Cheng Jun, dull and indifferent.
Ruan Jiujiu suddenly thought of Xianglin's wife in the high school textbook (Xianglin's wife has a miserable life in the novel "Rickshaw Boy"). Seeing from her moving eyes, Ruan Jiujiu was sure that she was still alive.
Ruan Jiujiu: “...” She felt sorry that besides Xianglin's wife, the other in her mind was Mao—also a poor character in the novel.
There was a strange premonition. Perhaps because that woman's shocked eyes were too obvious. Ruan Jiujiu immediately had a name in her mind.
Will it be Xu Biying? She would run to another city at such a critical moment? Ruan Jiujiu really didn't understand what she was thinking about.
Xu Biying stood not far away.
She had wanted to take a look downstairs.
Almost every night, the window of Cheng Jun's study room will be lit on, as if guiding the ignorant and naive her at that time. Step by step, she, like a candle moth, flied into the fire. She completely lost herself in his indifference.
She came here with this mood today. She thought that she was completely at ease when saw the lonely window.
Xu Biying watched Cheng Jun was interacting with a woman. He would even stretch out his arms to let her stand up, and would listen to her like a big dog. His eyes had never been projected on Xu Biying with even a little gentleness.
Xu Biying's world collapsed.
She can't remember other women, but Ruan Jiujiu who even if fell bone dust, Xu Biying will also remember her clearly!
This moment's recognition shocked her—they didn't divorce?
Seeing the news that Cheng's (Cheng Jun's father) company was on the verge of bankruptcy, Xu Biying planted an uneasy seed in her heart, because this shouldn’t happen so early. Her biggest chance was the ability to try her life again. Without this chance, she had nothing.
She had secretly prayed that this was only a small change. But today, she saw the scene of harmony between them. Xu Biying suddenly became confused.
Cheng's company can go bankrupt ahead of schedule; Cheng Jun can have no divorce; so then Gu You may also can't recover after a setback.
Gu You, the winner she knew in advance, may be instantly reduced to a fool and was beyond redemption.
Xu Biying suddenly thought of a terrible thing—what if Gu You failed to pull himself together? What should she do if he gave up completely?
Gu You was now in an awkward situation and had many difficulties. When Xu Biying thought that he probably will obey God's will and become an ordinary company employee, the divide feeling in her heart was magnified infinitely. Especially when she saw that Ruan Jiujiu who seemed to be in simple clothes, but actually put on the brands all over her body. And she looked also spirited, delicate and sweet. Obviously she had a very nourishing life.
Xu Biying looked at herself. Her family conditions were average. Although Gu You occasionally sent her presents, they were not valuable things.
Xu Biying felt a little sad. She felt herself even couldn’t go back and continue treating Gu You well.
Cheng Jun, who was standing under the steps, glanced at Ruan Jiujiu's eyes direction, and then withdrew his eyes uninterestingly.
He said slowly: "Let's go."
At this time point, Oden can still be bought at a 24-hour convenience store. (Oden is a Japanese winter dish consisting of several ingredients such as boiled eggs, daikon, konjac, and processed fishcakes stewed in a light, soy-flavored dashi broth.)
Cheng Jun had already figured out what he wanted to eat.
Ruan Jiujiu was more sure about it when she saw that woman froze in place. She should be Xu Biying. Ruan Jiujiu knew that in Xu's memory, Ruan Jiujiu should have divorced Cheng Jun a long time ago. So Ruan Jiujiu didn't know how Xu Biying felt now after seeing her at the moment.
Ruan Jiujiu wasn't afraid of her.
Because Xu Biying had no capacity for predicting what will happened, had not capacity for becoming more beautiful, and had no polyamory chances. The only solution for her was to cling to Gu You closely, like a dodder flower to live only on other plants so as not to die.
In contrast, Ruan Jiujiu had read the whole book, which helped her knew more accurately about the plots."
"Let's go. It's freezing."
Until they walked far away and their figures disappeared, Xu Biying was still somewhat depressed.
How should she continue on this road?
Ruan Jiujiu, with hands in the pockets, was a little absent-minded.
After all, every time she saw the original host and hostess of the book, she felt really shocked.
Cheng Jun beside her suddenly said, "Far away from her."
"Her?" Ruan Jiujiu immediately understood who Cheng Jun referred to.
Ruan Jiujiu: "You know her?"
Cheng Jun shook his head.
If Xu Biying heard this, she would be furious. After all, she had given him many hints, but Cheng Jun had no impression of her!
The most important thing was that Cheng Jun shook his head sincerely, which didn't pretend not to know her.
Ruan Jiujiu: "..."
If Xu Biying had a crush on Cheng Jun, she might be so mad on the spot.
Thinking of this, Ruan Jiujiu suddenly became interested in him. She pressed his arm with her shoulder: "Hey, haven't you been in love before?"
Cheng Jun glanced at her. He was too lazy to answer.
Ruan Jiujiu kept asking, "So, anyone you had liked? You should have one, right? All in all, no love, no youth."
Cheng Jun asked: "Do you have?"
Ruan Jiujiu immediately babbled about it: "When I was in college, there was a little singer on campus. He's so hot! All the girls in our department were fascinated by him... Hey, slow down!"
Cheng Jun's footsteps suddenly accelerated, causing Ruan JIujiu to immediately forget what she was talking about but chased after him in a hurry.
She was so afraid of the dark that she can't leave Cheng Jun two meters away!
Cheng Jun's life experience was a mystery to Ruan Jiujiu.
She didn't know what kind of past he had experienced to make him have such a personality. But Ruan Jiujiu thought it will definitely be not a good memory. Because the few words she heard from his stepmother Qu Wei made her sure that perhaps Cheng Jun's only memory was his deceased mother.
She had already made up for the scene of Cheng Jun being bullied and envied at school because of his slow temperament.
While chatting at lunch, Tu Nan accidentally revealed a key message.
"Cheng Jun and I were classmates. We were in the same high school. Although I went abroad for college study, we also had some contact."
"High school classmates?"
Ruan Jiujiu was in surprised: "Do you know what he looked like in the high school? Shouldn't he be bullied as I expected!"
Tu Nan choked when he was about to blurt out.
He looked at the little sister-in-law as innocent as a little white rabbit, thought about it, and decided to swallow the true story. Anyway, women were sentimental animals. They liked to pity the weak and were most easily moved by men. If the sister-in-law treated the boss well, then his life will also be good.
Tu Nan followed her idea and said sadly: "Exactly. He was very pitiful and led a very bad life."
Bad life? Bullshit!
Who didn't know this popular guy of those days? !
But Tu Nan continued: "Recently the alumni who established the school are coming back, and we will all go back, too. Bo... Cheng Jun may also go back."
Cheng Jun had became more and more lonely since high school. He had used to be a nice man. Tu Nan was worried about him and also worried about the relationship progress between him and Ruan Jiuju. Tu Nan only hoped that Ruan Jiujiu can know more about Cheng Jun, so that Cheng Jun could be better.
Tu Nan's tragic description of Cheng Jun made Ruan Jiujiu became a woman who was filled with love now.
Ruan Jiujiu was back home, looking at Cheng Jun sitting on the sofa, suddenly acted cautiously.
She patted Cheng Jun's shoulder and asked softly, "What do you want to eat? Are you tired today? How about we talking about life?"
Cheng Jun was silent for a moment and suddenly stood up.
Ruan Jiujiu thought that he was moved by her.
Unexpectedly, he walked to a familiar place and picked up a familiar ... thermometer.
Cheng Jun: "Take it."
Ruan Jiujiu: "Damn it, really."
The author had something to say:
Today’s Jun was also a straight Jun~