Chapter 1026: A Huge Misunderstanding
Of course, other than Si Yiyan, the person whom Wen Xinya ought to thank most for helping her achieve such brilliant results was Zhong Rufeng.
Ever since she got to know Zhong Rufeng after returning to the Wen Family home, Zhong Rufeng had been giving her plenty of help, be it in her daily life or her academics. If it weren’t for Zhong Rufeng, she wouldn’t have made so much progress in her academics.
Hence, Wen Xinya was filled with gratitude towards him.
Wen Xinya had also bought a gift for Zhong Rufeng from Russia.
Wen Xinya and Zhong Rufeng arranged to meet him at a beverage joint near Beihua University. It was not too large and the decor was mostly based around dreamy pastels. There were barely any patrons except a few couples who were seated together and enjoying a romantic date.
It seemed to be a place meant for couples.
Wen Xinya could not help but blush in embarrassment as she felt that she had made a mistake by picking that place.
However, she could not help herself and began observing the couples in a bid to learn more about dating and the things that couples ought to do, like feed each other.
At this moment, the door of the beverage joint was opened and Zhong Rufeng entered.
Zhong Rufeng was still dressed in his usual outfit, comprising of a white shirt that made him look elegant and classy. He was just like a handsome and refined idol!
All the employees in the store seemed to know Zhong Rufeng as a few girls greeted him while blushing.
Zhong Rufeng was polite but aloof towards them.
Wen Xinya could not help but think to herself,
Zhong Rufeng walked towards Wen Xinya in plain sight and said, “Xinya, I’m so sorry. I was caught up with something at the last minute. That’s why I’m late. I’m sorry to have made you wait.”
Zhong Rufeng did not notice the looks of disappointment and curiosity on the girls’ faces when he sat in front of Wen Xinya.
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “It’s only been a minute. You’re not actually late. Besides, I came on time too.”
Zhong Rufeng said smilingly, “Congratulations on achieving the impressive score of 703 and making it into your dream university.”
Previously, he had already called Wen Xinya to congratulate her, but he felt that it would be more sincere to do so in person.
Wen Xinya smiled and exclaimed, “Thank you! I still owe it to the help that you gave me with my academics.”
Zhong Rufeng smiled and changed the subject. “I heard from a friend that this beverage joint caters to the taste preferences of most girls. Would you like to have some?”
It was Zhong Rufeng’s first time patronizing the store. He observed and scanned his surroundings, only to realize that there were several other couples. Even the most thick-skinned person would find it a little uncomfortable.
However, he looked much more at ease after glancing at Wen Xinya.
Wen Xinya ordered. “Let’s get a glass of double-skinned milk!”
She overheard the couple beside her mentioning that the double-skinned milk served at the beverage joint was delicious and hence, decided to give it a try.
Zhong Rufeng beckoned for the waitress to come forth. The waitress would occasionally steal a glance at Zhong Rufeng with her large and watery eyes.
Wen Xinya watched while resting her chin on her hand, finding it rather interesting.
She felt that she preferred it in China where women were more reserved, unlike Russian women who were liberal and brazen enough to throw themselves at the men whom they were interested in.
Zhong Rufeng noticed the teasing look on her face. After ordering a glass of water and a glass of double-skinned milk, he explained, “This joint was opened by a member of my school club. The waitresses are members of the club too.”
“I understand. Senior Zhang, you’re so charming that you’ll steal the limelight wherever you go.” Wen Xinya tried to hold herself back from laughing. Even in Beihua University, he was still a legendary figure whom everyone knew.
Zhong Rufeng felt a little embarrassed after getting teased by her.
Wen Xinya pushed the paper bag towards him and said, “This is a gift that I bought for you from abroad. I didn’t know what you’d like, so I just bought it according to my preferences.”
She had bought Zhong Rufeng a European-style feather brush which was not too expensive but sincere enough.
“It’s the thought that counts.” Zhong Rufeng often made others feel comfortable, exuding a gentlemanly grace. Those who interacted with him would find him to be refined and warm, despite being a little aloof and cold. At this moment, he had a sincere smile on his face which made him look rather warm and friendly.
The two of them continued chatting casually.
At this moment, a couple strode towards them.
Wen Xinya noticed that the man looked rather familiar. Thanks to her impeccable memory, she remembered him to be the man who spoke to Zhong Rufeng at Ninth-Heaven previously.
The man greeted Zhong Rufeng before shifting his gaze onto Wen Xinya. “Rufeng, is this your girlfriend?”
A few months ago, Zhong Rufeng told him that she was a female friend. Now that he had chanced upon the two of them in a cafe meant for couples, he began to think that Zhong Rufeng had managed to win her heart within a short period of time.
The lady beside the man seemed to be close to Zhong Rufeng too. She smiled and said, “We wanted to set you up with a girl and get you a girlfriend, but you were dead set against it. Turns out you already have such a beautiful girlfriend. Hey, she looks a little familiar.”
Wen Xinya felt a little awkward and began fidgeting, wanting to explain the situation.
However, Zhong Rufeng cleared the air. “Xinya and I are just friends.”
Wen Xinya heaved a sigh of relief and greeted the couple with a nod.
The couple was rather shocked to hear that since they were in a beverage joint that was meant for couples. However, they did not harp on it any longer. “It turns out you’re Miss Wen. I’ve been hearing so much about you. It’s no wonder I found you familiar just now.”
Wen Xinya was rather well known and reputable in society, though the members of society wouldn’t pay extra attention to a particular person. After all, they were just strangers who had nothing to do with each other. Hence, the girl could not quite recall who Wen Xinya was at first glance.
The girl smiled and said, “I know you obtained a score of 703 in the final examinations. You’ve caused an uproar in the upper-class society.”
Wen Xinya’s results were indeed impressive, but they did not call for such a huge issue to be made out of it. However, it was different for Wen Xinya since the media and the upper-class society were all paying attention to her and waiting to see her results. Hence, it was only understandable that there would be such a stir.
The couple left after a casual conversation.
Zhong Rufeng and Wen Xinya made eye contact before chuckling.
What a huge misunderstanding. They were actually mistaken for a couple.