Chapter 97 Could You Stay with Me Tonight?
Fang Qiu smiled wryly.
With no other choice, he stepped forward and carried Jiang Miaoyu across the threshold up to the stairs quickly.
Seeing this, Jiang Mengjie froze for a second and then quickly followed up.
At the second floor, Fang Qiu put Jiang Miaoyu down.
“Find a place to sit.”
Said Jiang Miaoyu, her face blushing.
Jiang Mengjie walked to the closest table.
Fang Qiu and Jiang Miaoyu stepped over and sat down.
“What would you like to eat? I’ll order.”
Asked Fang Qiu.
“Mengjie hasn’t tried our cafeteria yet. Order all the special dishes.”
Said Jiang Miaoyu.
“What do you feel like eating?”
Fang Qiu turned to ask Jiang Mengjie.
“Whatever. Everything will taste great when hungry.”
Jiang Mengjie was not picky at all.
Fang Qiu got up to make an order.
At that time,
Suddenly, a very familiar voice came.
Fang Qiu looked up.
He saw Tang Heng approaching with an ingratiating grin.
“You are also staying?”
Asked Fang Qiu out of curiosity.
“I have nothing to do back home and I’ve seen everything in the country. Boring. So I’m staying.”
Answered Tang Heng with a smile. He turned to Jiang Miaoyu and Jiang Mengjie and laughed out with his eyes rolling. “Hello, two sisters-in-law.”
Stunned all three of them.
Not many things could shock Fang Qiu.
But Tang Heng’s shocking logic really shocked Fang Qiu.
What on earth was on his mind to make him shout out such a greeting?
Fang Qiu wondered.
Jiang Miaoyu and Jiang Mengjie exchanged a glance and didn’t respond.
The atmosphere was instantly awkward.
“Brother, you haven’t ordered yet?”
Asked Tang Heng after glancing at the empty table.
Fang Qiu regained his cool and answered with a nod.
Tang Heng continued with a smile, “How great to see you and two sisters-in-law here. This meal is on me. Sit down and keep the two sisters-in-law company. I’ll take care of the order.”
“Thank you but no need…”
Fang Qiu refused immediately but before he could finish, Tang Heng waved his hand and cut in,
“Please! Brother, I’m paying for this meal today unless you have no respect for me.”
He took leave to order dishes without waiting for Fang Qiu’s response.
Seeing this, Fang Qiu sat down, speechless.
“Your brother is funny.”
Said Jiang Mengjie with a curious smile. “How come you never told me you have a younger brother?”
“He’s Tang Heng, a rich kid. I’ve brought him into submission so he calls me brother.”
Fang Qiu explained.
Jiang Mengjie nodded her understanding and then asked quietly, “He’s the one you scolded in public for splashing water on others while driving?”
Others might not be able to recognize the protagonist in that blurry picture,
But she knew it was Fang Qiu at once.
This Fang had done numerous deeds of justice in high school.
Fang Qiu chuckled as he replied, “However, it was not his fault. It was his driver. He didn’t have much to do with it.”
“I can tell. He seems decent.”
Jiang Mengjie nodded.
“By the way.”
Afraid of Jiang Miaoyu feeling left out, Fang Qiu looked at her and asked, “Where are you roommates? Why not bring them along?”
“They’ve eaten already.”
Answered Jiang Miaoyu, her voice not very convincing.
Fang Qiu knew that she didn’t invite her roommates so she could have a meal with Fang Qiu and Jiang Mengjie alone. But he couldn’t understand what was on her mind.
Fang Qiu responded.
“How’s your foot? Did you see a doctor?”
Jiang Mengjie took the initiative to ask.
Jiang Miaoyu answered, nodding her head. “Doctor asked me to go back tomorrow for medicine.
“Doctor said it was not serious. The bone has already been set. Now just some simple muscle sprain and ligament strain.”
After, she threw a glance of appreciation at Fang Qiu.
Fang Qiu smiled.
Jiang Mengjie and Jiang Miaoyu began chatting. The talkative Fang Qiu became quiet, not sure what to say.
After a short moment,
Tang Heng returned.
There was no one else on the second floor. Their dishes were served quickly.
In no time,
The table was full. A total feast.
It was all delicacy that an average student would long for but couldn’t afford.
“Brother, what do you think?”
Gazing at Fang Qiu, Tang Heng chuckled. “I’ve ordered all the good dishes of this cafeteria. Tell me if you want anything else and I’ll add it.”
Fang Qiu said with a bitter smile, “It would be great if we could finish all this.”
Seeing the three sitting still, Tang Heng shouted and grabbed a clean pair of chopsticks to pick the food for Jiang Miaoyu and Jiang Mengjie.
“Two sisters-in-law, come on. Try this. This is my favorite dish in this café.”
Tang Heng spoke with fervor and assurance while picking the food for them.
Fang Qiu made himself at home.
He helped himself to the feast with chopsticks.
After picking some food for Jiang Miaoyu and Jiang Mengjie, Tang Heng suddenly turned to look at Fang Qiu and said, “Don’t just eat. Pick some food for my two sisters-in-law!”
Then he threw a glance at Fang Qiu in contempt.
What a great opportunity! You should do everything to please them!
Fang Qiu was speechless.
You are talking nonsense and you want to drag me into this.
He felt the most helpless.
Tang Heng called them so passionately and Jiang Miaoyu and Jiang Mengjie didn’t refute at all as if they both accepted this new title Tang Heng had given them.
Finally, instigated by Tang Heng, Fang Qiu began to pick the food for Jiang Miaoyu and Jiang Mengjie with his chopsticks.
Seeing this, Tang Heng chuckled. Gazing at Fang Qiu, he gave him a thumb up under the table.
Fang Qiu had no time to respond to him.
Thanks to Tang Heng’s messing around, the atmosphere on the table gradually lightened.
During the meal,
Jiang Mengjie and Jiang Miaoyu were joyous and harmonious, almost like best friends.
Fang Qiu was only too glad to be at leisure.
He was concerned that something might happen but the meal went unexpectedly well. Nothing odd took place and the friendship between Jiang Mengjie and Jiang Miaoyu began to grow.
The only thing that bothered him a bit was that Jiang Mengjie shared with Jiang Miaoyu some of his embarrassing deeds from high school.
Whenever they rose in excitement, they would look at Fang Qiu and laugh.
Tang Heng laughed with them.
Fang Qiu threw a glare at him to shut him up.
The meal was over quickly during their chat.
After the meal,
Tang Heng took his leave.
After all, he would only be a third wheel if he stayed. He knew this well.
Besides, he dared not disturb Fang Qiu’s date.
“Your foot is injured. Let’s walk you back to your room first.”
Outside of the cafeteria, Fang Qiu said to Jiang Miaoyu.
“What about Mengjie?”
Jiang Miaoyu looked at Jiang Mengjie and asked, “What about sleeping in our room?”
“No need. I have a hotel room outside the school.”
Jiang Mengjie answered with a smile.
Jiang Miaoyu nodded her understanding and said to Fang Qiu, “You should send Mengjie to her hotel. It’s not so safe around our school.”
“The patient first.”
Jiang Mengjie chipped in before Fang Qiu could respond. “Fang Qiu and I will walk you back to the dorm. Then he’ll escort me back to my hotel. I can’t let you go back to your room alone like this.”
Jiang Miaoyu bit her lip and ceased objecting.
Fang Qiu and Jiang Mengjie walked Jiang Miaoyu back to her dormitory.
Seeing Yuan Bei there, Fang Qiu left at ease.
He walked around the university with Jiang Mengjie.
And bought Jiang Mengjie her favorite sugar-coated haws on a stick.
She couldn’t finish it and asked Fang Qiu to have the rest.
Fang Qiu obeyed.
Till nine pm,
Fang Qiu walked Jiang Mengjie back to her hotel.
Fang Qiu said to Jiang Mengjie once they got in the hotel room.
“Could you stay with me tonight?”
Jiang Mengjie gazed at Fang Qiu and said quietly, “I’m leaving tomorrow. There are two beds here anyway.”
Shocked, Fang Qiu, at his wits’ end, muttered, “This won’t be proper.”
“There’s nothing improper. It’s not like we’ve never spent a night together. In the summer holiday of our second year, we sneaked out to Beijing without enough money and shared one room.”
Jiang Mengjie looked into Fang Qiu’s eyes.
“That was one situation and this is quite another. We had no other option back then.”
Fang Qiu smiled wryly.
His eyes slightly drifted away.
“I want to relive that beautiful memory. Stay, please?”
Jiang Mengjie was almost begging.
After a moment of hesitation, Fang Qiu clenched his teeth and said, “Fine.”
Jiang Mengjie burst into a laugh.
She jumped up and down merrily and pointed at the bed next to the wall. “This one is yours.”
Then pointed at the bed next to the window, “And this is mine.”
Fang Qiu smiled.
With the two beds distributed, they began to wash.
Jiang Mengjie took a shower first.
She came out in a bath robe like a lotus flower appearing above the water. Drop dead beautiful.
At that moment, Fang Qiu was distracted.
Jiang Mengjie pushed Fang Qiu into the bathroom, her face red.
Fang Qiu let out an embarrassed laugh and then began to wash.
Undressed in the shower, he heard a knock.
“I’m coming inside!’
Jiang Mengjie teased.
Terribly horrified, Fang Qiu said quickly.
“Hahah… I’m kicking.”
Jiang Mengjie laughed loudly at Fang Qiu’s response.
Yes! A successful prank!
Fang Qiu was speechless.
After the shower, another knock came when he was about to get out.
“Knock, knock, knock!”
“I’m coming inside.”
Jiang Mengjie’s voice came in.
Fang Qiu decided to play along.
He knew Jiang Mengjie wouldn’t dare enter.
“I’m really coming in!”
After, the door was pushed open.
Fang Qiu’s face turned green.
He quickly covered his crotch.
He burst out yelling, “Don’t!”
The door cracked closing, followed by Jiang Mengjie’s joyful laughter.
Fang Qiu was defeated.
After the shower, Fang QIu walked out in a bath robe and complained,
“I can’t have any peace even in the bathroom.”
“You could also knock, knock when I’m in the bathroom.”
Jiang Mengjie blinked at Fang Qiu.
Fang QIu raised his hands to surrender.
“You got it! I surrender!”
Jiang Mengjie laughed proudly.
Then they each took a bed.
They sat on their own bed and talked about everything under the sun.
Their conversation continued until 11 pm.
They looked at each other in the eye.
And then turned off the light.