You can definitely see how Xiao Nai rubbed off on Wei Wei in this chapter.
红杏出墙: red apricots leans over the garden wall, means to cheat.
Chapter Forty Four Brilliance
It was first a period of silence, and then the air exploded in tension. Die Meng seemed to have found her center again and said: “Everybody introduce yourselves first.”
“I’m Lan Zhi Meng. Whoa, Lu Wei Wei Wei. I didn’t think you were this beautiful.” A girl wearing a purple t-shirt started.
“Da Liang Tao Sha, we fought the Dragon King of Lake Tai together.”
“Hi, I’m Tong Kong Shen Shen.”
“I’m Ting Ting Zou.”
“Zhen Ya Ba Zhu, haha.”
The ones that talked first were those who Wei Wei had relationships with in the sect, and then after them were two that came in after Wei Wei had left.
“My name’s very hard to pronounce, you can call me A Bu Si.”
“Beautiful girl, I’m called Hu Shui Lan.”
At the end, there were four or five people that remained without speaking. The boy next to Xiao Yu Yao Yao seemed to want to talk but after saying a “I” didn’t follow up.
At this time, the man sitting next to Die Meng stood up. Looking at his clothes and expression, he was obviously a person working and in society. He held his wine glass and took up a posture looking as though he was toasting Wei Wei: “Lu Wei, I’m Zhan Tian Xia. We’ve had some unhappiness before in the game but since everybody has met, then the things that happened before, we should let go.”
“Of course.” Wei Wei generously said.
What Zhan Tian Xia said wasn’t just for Wei Wei, it was also warning the Xiao Yu Family. Xiao Yu Yao Yao finally delicately opened her mouth: “I’m Xiao Yu Yao Yao. Lu Wei Wei Wei, I’ve wanted to meet you for a long time.”
What Xiao Yu Yao Yao said was polite, but the tone made everybody uncomfortable. The people inside the room felt their body freeze. Wei Wei heard the trap in her tone but even though she also wasn’t short in eloquence, she didn’t feel like using it so she smiled. She very lightly used a lever to move a massive weight: “Nice to meet you.”
The male youth next to her opened his mouth again. His gaze finally openly landed on Wei Wei’s body and said: “I, I’m Zhen Shui Wu Xiang.”
On the other side of Xiao Yu Yao Yao, two girls glanced at each other and reluctantly said: “Xiao Yu Qing Qing.”
“Xiao Yu Mian Mian.”
After introductions, everybody looked with speculative gazes between Wei Wei and Zhen Shui Wu Xiang as well as Xiao Yu Yao Yao. It wasn’t until that Xiao Yu Yao Yao seemed visibly furious that they moderated themselves.
Zhen Shui Wu Xiang stood up and called for the waitress. He ordered a few expensive bottles of red wine and very boastingly said: “I’m paying today, everybody feel free and eat.”
“It’s too expensive.”
“Zhen Shui, you’re so rich.”
Everybody was shocked at the price of the red wine.
Zhan Tian Xia smiled and said: “If it isn’t Zhen Shui picking up the bill today, we couldn’t eat here. Any dish here is a three digit number.”
Xiao Yu Yao Yoa serenely smiled: “It’s was my suggestion, of course he’s paying.”
Die Meng looked at her putting on the act of being the female owner. On one hand she was laughing on the inside. On the other hand, she felt irritated so she purposefully turned towards Wei Wei and said; “Wei Wei, your dress is very nice, shows your body off very well. How much did you buy it for?”
Wei Wei looked at her and glanced away before faintly saying: “It was a casual purchase, I forgot.”
Due to Die Meng’s question, everybody’s focus came back to Wei Wei. They talked to talk.
A Bu Si asked: “Lu Wei Wei Wei, what to call you?”
This was probably asking for the real name. Wei Wei wasn’t familiar with him and pretended to understand and said: “You can call me Lu Wei.”
“Wei Wei, I remember you’re still a student, what university?”
This was asked by Lan Zhi Meng. Wei Wei was familiar with her but her question landed Wei Wei in a dilemma. If she didn’t answer or brushed it off, it would make her awkward, but she couldn’t say the truth. Wei Wei understood very well how to protect herself and avoid problem. Under such a complicated situation, she wouldn’t tell any real personal information so she thought quickly and smiled: “Our university’s food is very good.”
This was the truth. UA’s food was pretty good. But between B City’s universities, there was a chant—UA’s brand, UX’s food, UE’s beauties UH’s men … …
Lan Zhi Meng was misguided and said: “Oh, so you’re from UX, what are you studying?”
The first question Wei Wei avoided and only answered the last question: “Computer Science.”
“I’m UX’s Computer Science too!” Suddenly a surprised voice interrupted. The male player called Lan Yan looked happily shocked at Wei Wei, but after saying this he was puzzled, “But I’ve never seen you before?”
Everybody also looked puzzled at Wei Wei.
Wei We sighed inside but her face was calm. Before she could speak, Xiao Yu Qing Qing sneered and said: “I’ve heard that there are some professional women, they always like saying that they are university students.”
Everybody didn’t think she would say something like this, and paused in shock.
Wei Wei felt anger and her gaze hardened, looking straight at her and scolding: “You’re a girl, how can you have such unclean thought in your head.”
She already had a majestic appearance. As her face lost its cheer, aspects of arrogance crept in. Not including Xiao Yu Yao Yao who bore the direct blunt, even the bystanders were shocked still.
Xiao Yu Qing Qing’s heart froze in fear and her eyes instinctively tried to move away.
Wei Wei felt that it was disgusting to look at her even one more second so she calmly turned her head to ask Lan Yan: “What branch are you?”
Wei Wei could misguide people into thinking she was from UX due to the fact that there had been a few occasions before that Er Xi had went over to find UX’s CompSci students to play. She had gone over so she knew UX’s CompSci Faculty pretty well.
Lan Yan answered: “Quanshan branch.”
“You can only move to the main branch in year three, right?” Wei Wei skilfully said.
Lan Yun suddenly understood: “So you’re actually a shijie. No wonder I haven’t seen you before. But I can’t tell that you’re actually older than me.”
Wei Wei smiled and didn’t say anything else.
Even though Wei Wei’s appearance was stunning, her gaze was clean and there was no way for people to think of other “unclean” matters. Everybody had already felt that Xiao Yu Qing Qing’s words were too brainless and after Wei Wei’s “explanation”, they felt that Xiao Yu Qing Qing didn’t have a good upbringing and her thoughts were too unclean.
Xiao Yu Qing Qing was totally suppressed by Wei Wei. Even though she was still unwilling but she settled down a bit and turned her head to talk to Xiao Yu Yao Yao.
After Xiao Yu Qing Qing’s actions, the atmosphere in the room was tense and awkward. Die Meng felt satisfied and came out to ease the tension, restoring the mood.
Wei Wei was already planning on leaving as soon as possible but she did not reveal it in her actions. Under the gazes that occasionally came by, she was calmly eating.
Outside the window, lightning flashed and thunder followed. It gradually started to rain after a little while. The people in the room shifted their attention instantly.
“Why is it always raining lately?”
“It’s fine, we’re going to karaoke after. It’s right next door, we won’t get rained on.”
In the midst of the voices, Wei Wei’s cellphone rang. She took it out of her back. As expected, it was Xiao Nai. Because Wei Wei was sitting far away from the door, leaving the room would have been rude so she just picked up.
“It’s raining, I’ll come pick you up.”
“En,” Wei Wei saw that everybody seemed to have finished eating so she said: “You can come over now.”
Xiao Nai knew the location and hung up without any further words.
Everybody had stopped talking when Wei Wei was on the phone, their gazes looking at Wei Wei. Lan Zhi Meng asked curiously: “Wei Wei, it’s your boyfriend?”
Wei Wei nodded.
Die Men looked at the expression on Xiao Yu Yao Yao and Zhen Shui Wu Xiang’s faces. She hurriedly said: “Wei Wei, don’t be in a rush. We’re planning on karaoke after this, you should come too.”
Others started as well: “Yeah, let us hear the beauty sing.”
“The boyfriend can come too.”
“I’m not good at singing.” Wei Wei politely smiled and said: “And I have other things tonight. Sorry.”
The others didn’t give up but Wei Wei was resolute and polite in her rejections. Very quickly, everybody finished eating as Zhen Shui Wu Xiang grandly signed the receipt. They all started walking together towards the exit.
Xian Nai hadn’t arrived so Wei Wei stood at the entrance waiting for him. The others did not leave either and chatted to each other at the entrance. Everybody wanted to see what Wei Wei’s boyfriend looked like.
Wei Wei felt a bit unhappy with their actions but she didn’t own the place and couldn’t say anything.
Xiao Yu Yao Yao was also standing at the doorway. She pretended to follow the crowd but she wanted to see what Lu Wei Wei Wei’s boyfriend was like. There weren’t a lot that were like Zhen Shui Wu Xiang, both handsome and rich. She felt a sense of triumph as she thought about him.
The rain poured down harder.
A car drove closer in the rain. Everybody knew from Wei Wei’s expression that it was her boyfriend’s car and couldn’t help but get excited.
Xiao Yu Qing Qing sneered: “This car isn’t that great. It’s not as good as Zhen Shui’s, right, Yao Yao?”
Xiao Yu Yao Yao glanced quickly at Wei Wei and hugged Zhen Shui’s arm. Zhen Shui Wu Xiang reflexively looked over at Wei Wei but found that she was looking at the car. She hadn’t notices the movements on this side at all and he couldn’t help but feel disappointed.
In the night, the car slowly stopped at the stairs. The door opened. In the mist of the rain a upright figure started walking towards the doors with an umbrella.
Under the heavy torrent of rain, even those people that had an umbrella were miserable and somewhat scruffy, rushing away quickly to their destinations. That figure didn’t walk slowly either, but it seemed like more of a steady stroll. Instantly, the surrounding people seemed to become the background. He solely held up his umbrella, walking as through he was in the middle of an ink painting.
Slowly, he reached the stairs. Under the light, his features became clear. Xiao Nai’s brows were handsome naturally but due to the strength of his presence, they were usually unnoticed. In this moment under the neon lights, his feathers were genteel and peerless, grabbing the heart of the viewer.
Xiao Yu Qing Qing and the others were stunned, completely overwhelmed by his brilliance.
Wei Wei did not like, at all, the gazes of Xiao Yu Qing Qing and the others. Not waiting for Xiao Nai to walk over, she bid farewell to Die Meng and the others: “You guys have a fun time, I’m going to leave early.”
Die Meng tried again to stop her: “Wei Wei, why don’t we call for your boyfriend to join us?”
“No,” Wei Wei faintly smiled and implied, “His personality is a bit introverted, he doesn’t like meeting strangers.”
She obviously had another meaning. Die Mein stopped breathing and couldn’t say anything else.
With this delay, Xiao Nai had walked to her side. Wei Wei walked under his umbrella.
Xiao Nai knew that Wei Wei had been coming to meet only Die Meng. Seeing such a large crowd of people, he knew that something had happened but didn’t ask. He was used to being aloof and above others, so he was too lazy to even say a greeting or look properly at the others. He accompanied Wei Wei as they descended the stairs.
The crowd silently watched their figures walk far away. Just before that magnificent pair underneath the umbrella vanished in the rain, Xiao Yu Qing Qing suddenly bit her lips and yelled: “Hey, your girlfriend married a lot of men in the game online, did you know that?”
Wei Wei stopped in disbelief and turned to look at her in wonder. They hadn’t walked very far away. Xiao Yu Qing Qing’s expression was visible. He face was a bit distorted and her eyes were venomous.
“She’s always cheating on others in the game with other men. Her reputation is terrible. Everybody here knows that. Handome guy, don’t get tricked by her.”
Wei Wei had always lived in a very innocent and peaceful environment. It was a rarity to see somebody like Xiao Yu Qing Qing who had such a despicable character. She didn’t know how to describe it. A wave of disgust arose in Wei Wei’s heart. Her gaze turned cold and she opened her mouth to speak. But Xiao Nai stopped her.
Wei Wei looked at him. She had assumed that he was going to say he was Yi Xiao Nai He. Unexpectedly his expression turned bleak, his tone remote but full of deep emotion with no regrets: “As long as she’s willing to be with me, I don’t care about anything else.”
The car had already travelled a fair distance, but thinking about the expression that Xiao Yu Qing Qing had like she had eaten a fly, Wei Wei couldn’t resist laughing. Her shoulders shook in hilarity and her hair turned into a mess.
Xiao Yu Qing Qing had probably wanted to drive a wedge between them and get Da Shen to dump her. But who knew that Da Shen acted as if he didn’t have any regrets even if she did cheat. He looked as he was infatuated. After this, Xiao Yu Qing Qing would be even more jealous.
Wei Wei had to admit, at tormenting others, Da Shen was more than a little bit better at it than she was.
Xiao Nai had a peaceful expression as he drove.
Wei Wei laughed for a while. She suddenly asked Xiao Nai: “If my “apricots hang over the wall”, you really don’t mind?”
“I don’t mind.” Xiao Nai’s answer was simple.
Ah, Wei Wei looked surprised at him. She had thought that he would be chopping branches.
Detecting her doubting gaze, Xiao Nai laughed lightly. A red light. He stopped the car and turned to look at her, “At most, you go one centimeter over the wall, I’ll move the wall by one centimeter. You go over by one meter, I’ll move a meter.”
His voice wasn’t very loud. Wei Wei’s heart jumped as she heard his words, an indescribable feeling rising in her heart.