Xiulan also didn’t know what to say, so she could only sit in the back seat.
When the bike was moving, the wind whistled past their ears.
Cheng coughed lightly, summoned up the courage to take the initiative, and chatted with her.
“Comrade Xiulan, I didn’t expect to meet you again today. I think we are quite fated to each other. Can we be friends in the future?”
“Of course, we can.”
Xiulan felt that she had earned something by being friends with such a handsome and powerful person. Multiple friends have multiple paths, as long as they were not those who were shady, Xiulan didn’t mind having one more friend.
“Then, since we are friends now, we should learn more about each other. Comrade Xiulan, how old are you this year?”
“Seventeen, I will be eighteen in a few months!”
Eighteen meant to be an adult already. During the time of youth, many women wanted to stay in this youthful and beautiful age forever.
When Cheng heard that, he sighed in his heart. He was ten years older than her.
In the past, he didn’t feel that he was old, but only in his twenties. But now, compared with Xiulan’s age, he began to despise himself.
After being secretly sad for a while, he asked again, “What are your usual hobbies?”
***Original translation is from enchantesstranslations.com. Please read it on the translator’s website.***
Speaking of which, Xiulan had a wide range of hobbies including fitness, reading books, listening to music, catching up on TV shows…
However, many of those were things that were only available in the 21st century. So, she could only say reading books was her hobby.
“I usually like to read books and practice calligraphy, but I don’t have much time for these hobbies. Most of my time is used for work in the production team,” she replied.
When Cheng heard that she liked to read books and practice calligraphy, he felt even more convinced that she was different from ordinary country girls. No wonder she gave people the feeling of being from a well-educated family.
“Reading? It’s good for girls to like reading books, which can enrich their knowledge and improve themselves. Comrade Xiulan, what books do you usually like to read?”
“I like all kinds of books, ancient poetry, famous Chinese and foreign literature, scientific journals, and history books. My most favorite of these are history books!”
He was a little surprised again. For girls who liked to read books, most of them liked ancient poetry and romance novels, such as Dream of the Red Chamber, Romance of the West Chamber, and so on.
This was the first time for him to hear from a girl that she liked to read history books, just like Xiulan.
“History books? Why do you like to read history books?” he asked.
“Well, history books have a lot of knowledge. You can understand a lot of truth after reading more of them. I prefer to read the history of the Qin and Han dynasties, the Three Kingdoms, the Tang and Song dynasties, and so on. It’s a pity that there are no more books to read now. The conditions in the countryside are limited and you can only find a few books, otherwise, it would be good to find more books to read.”
There were no entertainment activities at this time, and when it got dark, she found it to be very boring. After all, there was no Internet and no TV, which was not comparable to the 21st century. So, if you could read a book, it could more or less kill some time.
When Cheng heard that, he hurriedly said, “I still have quite a few old books at home. When I go back, I can send them to you.”
“Isn’t this too much trouble for you?” Xiulan was a little embarrassed to accept them.
“It’s not troublesome. It’s just a waste for me to keep those books and take up so much space. It’s also a pity to just throw them away. So, it’s better to send them to you as they are of some value!”
“Blah blah blah…”
“Blah blah blah…”
The two chatted and talked a lot along the way.
Cheng knew a little more about her now, but after getting to know her, he felt even more that she was very special, and he became even more and more curious about her.