February 17, 2022

Chapter 77: Weekend

Except for Zhang Zhiyuan being beaten, Zhang Yansheng never took the initiative to find Xu Lichen.

They used to see each other often in school before, but in the last two days Zhang Yansheng has paid attention, she did not see Xu Lichen that much.

She saw him twice only when doing exercises. At other times, he didn’t seem to appear outside the classroom as often as before.

Zhang Yansheng did not look for him again.

After getting the affirmation from Zhang Huan, she felt more at ease.

Everyone is an independent individual, even the husband and wife would have time to be separated from each other, let alone just friends from the previous life.

She can only do so much for his affection and help.

Because of her scheduled make-up lessons with the two teachers, she has no time at noon and after school, so she is busy from morning until night in school.

Seeing Xu Lichen again, it’s already Saturday afternoon.

When the phone rang, Zhang Yansheng answered: “Hello?”

Xu Lichen’s voice sounded: “I am outside the gate of your house.”

Xu Lichen pursed his lips, thinking about what tone he should use to talk, “Can you come out and meet me?”

Zhang Yansheng had already said, “Okay, just wait there.”

She ended the call and changed her clothes, grabbed a coat and went out.

She ran into Zhang Heling while walking down the stairs: “Sister, are you going out?”

“A classmate came over to talk to me about something.” Things have gone smoothly recently, and Zhang Yansheng is in a more relaxed mood, pressing her head, “I’ll be back in a while.”

It was quite cold outside, Zhang Yansheng wrapped her coat tightly, passed through the courtyard upfront, and opened the small door.

There was a motorcycle, that Zhang Yansheng was familiar with, which was parked outside. Speaking of it, Xu Lichen had led her to get started with riding a motorcycle.

But when she turned 18 and got a driver’s license, she abandoned the motorcycle.

The motorcycle was propped on the ground, and Xu Lichen leaned against it, straightening one leg and bending the other. He bit the cigarette in his mouth and moved his lips slightly, revealing a white breath of smoke.

With his angular face and gloomy eyes, he is a bit stronger than many small fresh meat idols on TV, but Zhang Yansheng thought he was so stupid.

She walked over and asked, “You’re driving a motorcycle on such a cold day, is your brain damaged?”

Xu Lichen froze and forcibly defended himself: “I didn’t want my family to know where I’m going, so I didn’t call the driver…”

It’s as if his father and mother care more about his whereabouts.

In fact, he often couldn’t see them for several days and didn’t know what they were doing or where they were, and vice versa, unless the school calls his parents to ask them, they often don’t know where he is or what he is doing.

“Then, why didn’t you call for a car?” Zhang Yansheng asked, “Don’t tell me you don’t even have the app to call a car? Are you an old man who doesn’t know how to use a cellphone?”

Zhang Yansheng snorted. Can she still not know him? Just pay attention to the tone and force the style! Narcissist!

Xu Lichen couldn’t argue.

He is the only child in the family. He has a dedicated driver and car that is exclusively for him only. He can also ride a motorcycle by himself, and he has no need for the behavior of calling a car.

He felt like he is a mentally retarded person in Zhang Yansheng’s eyes, which is disgusting!

Xu Lichen was so angry that he pulled out a cigarette, but found that he’s already biting one on his mouth.

He raised his eyes and handed it to Zhang Yansheng: “Would you like a cigarette?” Then he sneered: “Forget it, how could a good girl like you smoke?”

He just teased Zhang Yansheng with a gesture, and when he said that, he had to withdraw his hand.

Zhang Yansheng took the cigarette, put it in her hand, and patted the other hand. The cigarette spun and bounced, and she opened her mouth and bit it.


“What did I just see?!” Xu Lichen looked sideways, “You’re a regular smoker!”

He knows this little trick. This is not something you can do with smoking, you have to practice, practice repeatedly, and practice for a long time, and you have to be dexterous enough to do it. He has a buddy who has been training for two years, but still can’t bite the cigarette at the end.

Xu Lichen wanted to light Zhang Yansheng a cigarette, but Zhang Yansheng held the cigarette and waved out the lighter.

“How many times do you want me to say it? Don’t do this in front of me.” she said.

Xu Lichen really didn’t understand: “Which one?”

“Smoking, drinking, riding a motorcycle, picking up girls, pretending to be cool…” Zhang Yansheng counted it up, “Do you think you are unique and mature? Let me tell you, people who are truly mature can only laugh when they see it.”

Xu Lichen found that he had become accustomed to Zhang Yansheng’s poisonous tongue. She is always very aggressive when facing him, and she is not polite at all, but the wonderful thing is that Xu Lichen can always hear an indescribable familiarity and intimacy from it.

He retorted: “Who are you to say this, as if you are not at the same age as me? Tell me, how can you be really mature?”

Zhang Yansheng actually thought about this question seriously.

“Probably like this cigarette.” She said, raising the cigarette in her hand.

“I can.” She pressed the cigarette into a ball on the seat of the motorcycle, “But I don’t do it.”

Xu Lichen was a little surprised by these words. He was startled and savored the meaning.

Zhang Yansheng raised her hand to snatch the cigarette from his mouth and pressed it on the seat of the motorcycle. A hole was burnt in the leather seat by the burning cigarette.

Xu Lichen was neither distressed nor angry, and raised his eyebrows: “Oh! So mature!”

Zhang Yansheng used a cigarette butt to burn her arm when she was unhappy in her previous life. When Xu Lichen found this out later, he didn’t let her burn herself again.

He stretched out his arm to her: “Burn me.”

Zhang Yansheng burnt him. Xu Lichen accepted it without humming.

But it was only that one burn. Later, when Zhang Yansheng was unhappy, she would burn Xu Lichen’s clothes, Xu Lichen’s school bag, and Xu Lichen’s motorcycle seat leather.

Wang Qian stomped her feet: “Zhang Yansheng, don’t be impulsive!”

She stomped her feet and said to Xu Lichen: “Talk to her!”

But Xu Lichen bit his cigarette and just looked at Zhang Yansheng with a smile.

Zhang Yansheng could do whatever she wants and go crazy whatever she wants. He would accompany her to the ends of the earth!

Zhang Yansheng looked at Xu Lichen’s teasing expression and sentimental face now.

That is not companionship, nor mutual warmth. It’s obviously two silly kids pulling each other and sinking together.

Zhang Yansheng flicked the smoke to the ground: “I have something to say.”

Xu Lichen, who was still talking to her just now, didn’t say a word.

Zhang Yansheng’s statement became clear: “Have you talked to your mother?”

Xu Lichen continued without saying a word. The way he rubbed his fingers seemed to want to smoke to ease his emotions.

Zhang Yansheng kicked him: “What did your mother say?”

Xu Lichen finally raised his eyes: “My mother knew it a long time ago.”

Zhang Yansheng sighed: “Your mother is very powerful.” Silently transferring assets is followed by thunderbolt means. Although it was not successful, Zhang Yansheng really admired Xu Lichen’s mother for her cruel and unpretentious style.

Xu Lichen looked down for a long while before saying: “She cried.”

“I grew up this old and saw my mother cry for the first time. I have never seen her like that before.” There was confusion in this stupid young man’s voice, “I really didn’t expect that someone as fierce as her would cry.”

“Nonsense.” Zhang Yansheng said, “Don’t you cry when you feel uncomfortable? What did your mother say?”

“She told me not to alarm my dad.” Xu Lichen said this with a bit of bitterness.

Zhang Yansheng nodded: “So your mother… is she prepared?”

Xu Lichen said with an “hmm”: “Their marriage is bound to end. My mother can’t continue in that relationship. It’s mainly about their properties…”

Zhang Yansheng said without hesitation: “Don’t be soft-hearted, don’t be confused! You must stand with your mother! You and your mother have the same interests!”

As she said that, she put her hands in her pockets. Usually there is a car to pick her up, and there is a heater in the school. She always wears a thin coat. She also goes to the playground to do some exercise when she leaves the school building, and she will no longer feel cold.

After standing outdoors for a long time, the chill came up to her.

She should have come out in a thick coat, she thought.

Just as Xu Lichen wanted to say something, he suddenly heard the creak of the small door, and a voice sounded: “Sister?”

The two people looked at the door at the same time.

Zhang Heling poked out her small head, and when she saw Zhang Yansheng really outside the gate, she popped out happily: “Great, you are here!”

She was holding a long coat with her thin arms: “I think you are wearing a thin one, so I brought you a thick one.”

It’s exactly what Zhang Yansheng needs!

She took it and put it on, and heard Zhang Heling explain: “I didn’t enter your room, I asked Aunt Luo to help me get it.” Only Aunt Luo in the whole family was allowed to enter and exit her room freely by Zhang Yansheng.

Zhang Yansheng paused and patted Zhang Heling’s head: “I know.”

Then she thought to herself, if Zhang Huan dares to love Zhang Shuocheng more than Zhang Heling in the future, she will beat him!

She said, “Go back, I still have something to talk about with my classmate.”

Zhang Heling agreed obediently, and then said to Xu Lichen: “Hello, Big Brother. Goodbye, Big Brother!”

Xu Lichen’s expression was slightly strange, and he replied, “Goodbye.”

Zhang Heling turned around and ran back — she was also wearing thin clothes and felt that it was so cold outside.

Zhang Yansheng turned her head back, only to find that Xu Lichen was still staring at the small door. She shouted: “Hey!”

Xu Lichen glanced at her, but hesitated to say something.

Zhang Yansheng said, “If you have a fart, just let it go.”

Xu Lichen said, “That’s your sister?”


“Just… the one who does not have the same mother as you?”

When he asked this, Zhang Yansheng sneered: “Your driver is capable enough to find out everything?”

“How can he have that ability?” Xu Lichen said disgustedly, “Your driver’s mouth is also very tight, and our driver only asked about the name of your father’s company.”

He said: “However, it is easy to check if you know the company name. I asked my dad’s secretary to inquire about it. They are quite capable and well-informed.”

Knowing the surname and the company name, Zhang Yansheng rides in a car that’s worth several million, you’ll know that she is a daughter of the big boss at a glance. The secretaries are well-connected, and they hear a basket of gossip after making a round of phone calls.

So, when Zhang Yansheng deceived Xu Lichen to say that she had heard the gossip about their family, Xu Lichen didn’t doubt it at all, because their parents are actually regarded as people in a circle.

“You can still find our address, your dad’s secretary is really awesome, huh?” Zhang Yansheng asked.

She didn’t believe it very much. These secretaries are all particularly sophisticated and smooth people. It’s okay for Xu Lichen to inquire about news and gossip. But if he inquired about the address, these secretaries will not give it to him even if they can find it, for fear that they will be held responsible in case of an accident.

All are human beings, no one is stupid.

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