Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Lu Xingzhi snorted at Jiang Yao’s remark without saying a word.
Jiang Yao looked askance at Lu Xingzhi and frowned. Meanwhile, Lu Xingzhi turned his back on her and flipped through the books she had placed on her desk with a contented smile on his face. Some of the books were the masterpieces and some were the in-class tutor books her brother had brought to her from the town bookstore.
Lu Xingzhi was a man with a very masculine and gallant figure. Perhaps because of his profession, he stood upright and sturdy like a soldier even if he was just standing and flipping through the books casually.
Jiang Yao stood behind him, staring at his back in a daze. All she thought about in her mind was him.
Jiang Yao heard from Mrs. Lu that Lu Xingzhi had been an excellent student throughout his academic life. After the college entrance examination, he was successfully accepted by the Jindo Military Academy as he had wanted and subsequently, his favorite program. After graduation, he went to join the military and become an official National Guard.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Lu said that Lu Xingzhi had been an independent and assertive person since young. He was so magnificent and had such a wonderful family background. Jiang Yao wondered why he had fallen for her. What did he see in her?
This man, who was such a charmer—why would he draw and redraw his limits to accommodate her? Eventually, he followed her to stay in the remote mountainous village.
He was a man who could lead a proud and noble life, yet he gave it all up just for her.
Lu Xingzhi flipped through Jiang Yao’s books. Her answers were written crammed in between the spaces, which were all correct without exception. As he had always expected, she was outstanding academically.
Her handwriting was neat and immaculate. Although the pages were full of handwritten words, not only it was legible, but it was also rather pleasing to the eye. She was probably the kind of student the teachers liked most, smart and clean.
He was looking at the books on the desk, but it did not affect him from noticing that the person behind him was staring at him.
Lu Xingzhi pondered for a moment. Was she upset because he had touched her personal belongings without permission? Was that why she was staring at him?
He imagined her look when she stared at him to be very interesting.
Just as Lu Xingzhi intended to turn to look at her, the person behind him suddenly called out his full name, sounding a little awkward and timid.
He put down the book when he heard her call and slowly turned around, but out of the blue, the person bumped directly into him and curled her arms around his waist.
He lowered his head curiously. The floral scent of her hair wafted into his nose. It was the smell of the shampoo he bought at home.
This was the second time Jiang Yao had hugged him, and both happened within the same day.
Lu Xingzhi was not a dimwit. On the contrary, he was quick and alert. Therefore, he did not miss to notice that there was something peculiar with Jiang Yao today.
“What’s the matter with you today?” Lu Xingzhi pressed his hands against the table, not daring to touch the person who was hugging him as he was clueless as to what was happening to Jiang Yao today. He thought about her previous repulsive and abominable attitude against him, and he didn’t dare to put his hands on her and embrace her back.
Jiang Yao shook her head gently in the embrace. Before she could speak, there was the sound of footsteps coming toward her room. Right after that, the person approaching recoiled in surprise and shock, perhaps upon seeing the two people hugging in the room the minute he glanced through the opened door.
“Whoa! D*mn! You…” The man approaching the room was Jiang Lei. He stood at the door, covering his face comically but revealing his eyes. “Dad and Mom said you’re back, so I rushed home.”