February 11, 2022

Chapter 71: Meeting

Zhang Yansheng made Xu Lichen’s mind clearer.

But when she walked out of the door of Baochi, the cold night wind swept the sand-like little snow on her face, and she also woke up.

People are always like this. If they do things on impulse, as long as they give you three or five minutes, they can actually calm down. But oftentimes, a decision was made at that moment, and there was nothing to calm you down for three or five minutes.

Zhang Yansheng stood in the night snow for a while before pulling on the zipper of her jacket and initiating a voice call to Zhang Zhiyuan — because she didn’t have Zhang Zhiyuan’s phone number either.

It was almost connected within seconds. Zhang Zhiyuan was as surprised as Xu Lichen when he received Zhang Yansheng’s voice call: “Hello? Zhang Yansheng?”

Zhang Yansheng said, “I have something to tell you, where do you live? I will come to you.”

In the past and present lives, Zhang Yansheng is not regarded as a thoughtful person. She has always been strong, and she doesn’t think there is anything wrong with meeting others at this time.

In her previous life, she lived a completely upside-down life. When the others had taken their baths and were ready to go to bed, she just put on makeup and went out.

Zhang Zhiyuan was silent for a second and said, “Where are you? I’m going to find you.”

Zhang Yansheng rejected: “I’m already outside, I’ll go to you instead.”

“Well…” Zhang Zhiyuan hesitated because of the strong influence in her tone. After a while, he said, “I live in Dongfeng Dongli.”

As if perceiving Zhang Yansheng’s strangeness to this community, he added: “It’s the area behind the school.”

“Oh.” Zhang Yansheng suddenly realized, “There.”

“Yes, in the direction I go after school, you go around the school, turn around after passing the home-cooked food stall, then just go straight, and you can see the gate of the community.”

“Okay, I’ll call you when I get there.”

“Tell me when you’re almost here.”


Zhang Yansheng called for a car. There is no traffic jam at this time, and she will be there in less than half an hour. She sent a message to Zhang Zhiyuan in advance: “I’m almost at the Dongfeng Bridge.”

Zhang Zhiyuan replied: “I will wait for you at the gate of the community.”

Zhang Yansheng: “Okay.”

Zhang Yansheng asked the driver to wait for her: “It won’t take me long, so I won’t have to call a car again.”

When she got out of the car, she saw the tall figure of the boy by the big iron gate.

This is a very old residential area. There were yellowing lights above the iron gate, which stretched the boy’s shadow long and hit the snow. When the fine snow passed through the light, there was a little gleam of light.

Zhang Zhiyuan stood at the big iron gate and looked around, thinking that he would see a yellow taxi. He did not expect Zhang Yansheng to get off a black Mercedes-Benz. When he found out that it was Zhang Yansheng, she had already stridden across the small road and walked towards him.

Zhang Zhiyuan was a little nervous. He never had the experience of meeting a female classmate alone at such a late time. He didn’t know if she came to him with any urgent matters that had to be said in person immediately.

Zhang Yansheng walked over a few steps, glanced at the old-fashioned big iron gate, and said in surprise: “So you live so close to the school?”

It only takes 10 minutes to walk from this community to Yi High School.

Zhang Zhiyuan breathed a sigh of relief and explained: “It’s rented. Our house is in Anhe District and we rented here for the convenience of going to school. There are three or four people in our class who are renting here.”

Zhang Yansheng was even more surprised: “Really?”

For students like her who have special cars and drivers to pick them up and drop them off at school, this is already a blind spot in her knowledge.

Zhang Zhiyuan’s nervousness had passed, and he asked, “Is there anything wrong for you to come here suddenly?”

Zhang Yansheng glanced at him. Zhang Zhiyuan looks good, much gentler than the little devil, Xu Lichen. The dressing applied on his face had been peeled off two days ago, and the traces of scars with broken skin can be seen on his skin. The congestion has also faded away, but a few faint blue colors can be vaguely seen when you look closely. She said: “I just beat Xu Lichen up. He’s the guy in Class 8.”

“I have avenged you.” She raised her fist to show him the marks on her tied hands, “This is his blood. His injury was much heavier than you, not lighter than you, I promise.”

The educated boy was so startled that he opened his mouth and couldn’t make a sound for a while.

After finally closing his mouth, he asked, “You? Beat him up?”

Zhang Yansheng happily admitted: “Yes.”

Zhang Zhiyuan was shocked again.

“The girls in the class always say that you have been trained, are you really…?” He said incredulously.

“Of course.” Zhang Yansheng raised her eyebrows, “Xu Lichen can’t beat me.”

Zhang Zhiyuan took a deep breath.

Zhang Yansheng couldn’t help but smile: “It’s true.”

Zhang Zhiyuan rubbed his forehead at a loss, and asked, “Do you… know everything?”

“Yes.” Zhang Yansheng admitted, “Otherwise, why would I go over there and beat him?”

She said: “I just came here to tell you that I asked Xu Lichen to go to the dean on Monday to admit his mistake, and let him take responsibility for the matter and take you out of it. So, we’ll see on Monday. If he refuses, I’ll go to the dean myself and will make it clear to the dean that you are innocent of this matter. Anyway, I will definitely not let you be punished. Don’t worry.”

Zhang Zhiyuan was silent for a few seconds, feeling helpless: “Zhang Yansheng, he and I never mentioned you in the dean’s office, I just didn’t want to get you involved.”

“You are wrong, this matter shouldn’t have pulled you in.” Zhang Yansheng said, “It’s all my fault. Bah, why blame me, it’s all Xu Lichen’s fault. He is an idiot, don’t pay attention to him in the future.”

Zhang Zhiyuan said softly: “Girls don’t swear.”

Zhang Yansheng said: “Okay.”

She communicates with her classmates in the class and naturally doesn’t swear. When she meets Wang Qian and Xu Lichen, she will speak out naturally. The switching is so smooth that even she herself felt incredible.

“Anyway, don’t worry.” Zhang Yansheng said, “I will solve this matter.”

Zhang Zhiyuan said, “If he refuses, what are you going to do?”

“The dean already knew that he had pestered me before, so I will just tell him that Xu Lichen was harassing me again. In order to make him give up, I lied to him that I liked a certain boy in the class and said your name casually. Then, Xu Lichen beat you up, so you are completely innocent.” Zhang Yansheng said.

Zhang Zhiyuan didn’t expect Zhang Yansheng to be so slippery when she made up nonsense.

But is it really a lie? Why did Xu Lichen in Class 8 find him? How could Xu Lichen know him?

There was something dangling in Zhang Zhiyuan’s heart. He smiled and said, “It sounds reasonable.”

“The logic is fine.” Zhang Yansheng said, “And it will also give the dean a way out. I bet if you hadn’t been so hard-mouthed of not pulling me on this, the dean wouldn’t want to punish a student from Class 2. He couldn’t wait to give Xu Lichen three consecutive punishments to make him happy, and he couldn’t bear to give punishments to the students in Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3.”

It really described the dean to the essence. At that time, the dean’s heart was obviously biased, and various hints asked him to put all the blame on the student in Class 8.

But Xu Lichen in Class 8 didn’t mention Zhang Yansheng by a word either, as if showing the attitude of ‘I was the one who did it and I came at him’. Zhang Zhiyuan felt that it was unfair to push all the blame on him, so he also took the burden.

After all, he is also a young man who is only 15 or 16 years old.

Zhang Zhiyuan was amused by Zhang Yansheng.

Only then did Zhang Yansheng realize that he still had canine teeth, but it was not so obvious. It can only be seen from this angle, which is particularly playful.

Zhang Yansheng thought it was very cute. Xu Lichen had made her so angry and hostile all night today, and suddenly her heart became relaxed.

She said, “I’m just here to tell you about this. Anyway, don’t worry, there are many ways, but you can’t always be punished. Okay, I have nothing else to do then, so I will go back now.”

“Is that the only thing?” Zhang Zhiyuan was helpless, “We can actually talk about it tomorrow, or won’t it be okay to just say it on VX?”

At night, a girl came out…

Zhang Yansheng snorted: “That’s not my character. If I have something to say, I will always say it face-to-face, and I have avenged you on the spot.”

Zhang Zhiyuan had already seen that Zhang Yansheng was different from the ordinary girls in the class who followed the rules.

But if you want to say that she is a bad girl, that is absolutely wrong.

In short, she is special, different and unique.

“You just found out about it today?” he asked.

“Yes.” Zhang Yansheng said, “So, I went out to avenge you directly.”

Then, she came to him right after to report? Definitely. The color of the blood stains on the cloth wrapped around her hands is still very fresh.

Zhang Zhiyuan raised his head and sighed, and said, “Actually, I was also wrong…”

Zhang Yansheng was somehow possessed by the dean, and insisted with iron and bronze teeth: “Impossible! It’s all because of that bastard Xu Lichen!”

“It’s true.” Zhang Zhiyuan confessed, “He didn’t hit me at first. I was too impulsive when I spoke, so I started to move my hands.”

Zhang Yansheng’s eyes were full of doubt.

Zhang Zhiyuan was helpless and explained to her: “Talking to boys is definitely different from talking to girls. Of course, I have to be calm when I usually talk to you, but with such a boy, I definitely can’t be calm with him…”

“Moreover, I have been tall since I was a child, and I have not suffered from fighting. Most boys dare not take the initiative to provoke me. But I…” Zhang Zhiyuan covered his face with one hand and said of the shame, “I didn’t expect him to be so powerful. I have no room to fight back…”

“That’s for sure.” Zhang Yansheng wanted to rub her forehead. “He has been training in free combat since he was seven or eight years old. It has been almost 10 years. His level can be considered as an amateur.”

There was a lot of information in her words and Zhang Zhiyuan didn’t miss it.

He had also heard a little gossip about Zhang Yansheng and Xu Lichen before. But he hadn’t seen how the two of them were at school, so he didn’t take it seriously.

After being beaten up by Xu Lichen this time, he realized that there must be more between the two of them than he thought. But to what extent, Zhang Zhiyuan didn’t know.

He couldn’t help asking: “You know him… very well?”

Zhang Yansheng said, “I know him, but it’s nothing. He is an asshole.”

The words ‘nothing’ must refer specifically to emotional aspects, which Zhang Zhiyuan understands.

But the word ‘asshole’ is sometimes used to curse, and sometimes it is the exact opposite, depending on the context.

And at this moment, Zhang Zhiyuan couldn’t tell what the word asshole meant in the current context.

Seeing the change in his expression, there seemed to be worry in his eyes. Zhang Yansheng said, “Don’t worry, I don’t like him. Besides, puppy love is not allowed in our school.”

In fact, puppy love is not allowed in any school. It’s nothing more than lose control or strict control. Those who are strictly controlled, like in high school, emotions are in covert. It is really impossible to completely eliminate puppy love at this age.

“Then, I’m leaving now. You also hurry back. It’s too cold.” Zhang Yansheng took a step back, waved to Zhang Zhiyuan, turned around and prepared to leave.

“Zhang Yansheng!” Zhang Zhiyuan stopped her.

Zhang Yansheng turned to look at him.

She was standing in the light, and the dots of snow were woven into a halo around her.

Zhang Zhiyuan knew that Zhang Yansheng’s attitude towards him was gentler than towards other people. But in such a hazy halo, she is still so beautiful and aggressive.

At this moment, Zhang Zhiyuan understood Xu Lichen better than anyone else.

He moved his lips and said, “I…”

There is youth, shyness, and impulsiveness in the eyes of the young man.

Zhang Yansheng did not stop him.

She wanted to hear him finish. No matter what he had to say, she wanted to hear him say it.

In her previous life, her girlhood was as bitter as the sea of vicissitudes, and Xu Lichen was also a self-proclaimed cool and handsome tyrant.

Both of them missed the simplest and purest beauty that they should have at that age.

In short, the youth and beauty are so attractive that Zhang Yansheng is a little greedy and wants to hear it for herself. Even if she wants to nip it in the bud, wait until she has finished listening before pinching it.

Even the young man’s eyes and face, the words that were about to come out of his lips, made her heart beat faster.

After staying with young people for a long time, she seemed to have a girly heart that she hadn’t been able to have in her previous life.

Zhang Zhiyuan pursed his lips and said, “I…”

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