Standing Up (2)
At night, when Gu Siyi was lying on her bed, she went over the past few days in her mind. She found that everyone had a very important turning point for her kindness, to the point where Xia Zhijun came over to send ice cream to the team. Were the boys staying high-profile to help her maintain good relationships with the other girls? She wasn’t sure.
Gu Siyi took out her mobile phone and sent a message to Lu Jiaye:
【Can you give me Xia Zhijun’s phone number?】
In the boys’ dormitory, Lu Jiaye, who had just finished taking a shower and was now wiping his hair, saw a text message from “Sister Si Yi”. and almost jumped from excitement. He flung the towel to bed and picked up the phone ready to reply. He turned on the screen and was immediately disappointed.
Reality is too heartbreaking!
After Gu Siyi got Xia Zhijun’s number from the heartbroken boy, she sent him a text message.
【Thank you for the ice cream that day. Also, thank you for sending ice cream to our whole team of girls.】
She laid quietly in the dark, waiting for an answer. After waiting for a long time without a reply, Gu Siyi picked up the phone to read it again. Only to be greeted by a dry welcome, maybe he didn’t know how to text?
So she sent another text message:
【Are you asleep?】
Not long after this time, when she heard the message prompt, she immediately picked it up and looked again.
Xia Zhijun replied:
【I almost thought it was a spam message, so I added WeChat. My WeChat account is my phone number.】
Gu Siyi was ashamed, and immediately copied Xia Zhijun’s phone number and went to the WeChat search to paste it.
A picture of the Milky Way as an avatar was always particularly beautiful and romantic. Gu Siyi sent a friend application to his WeChat account called X, and it passed quickly.
【Gu ming siyi: [smiley face] [smiley face]】
【Gu ming siyi: Thanks to you, I am very popular now~】
【X: This way of saying thank you is too superficial.】
【Gu ming siyi: Ten bottles of hot sauce, coming right up!】
【X: I haven’t even finished the one you first gave me yet, so I don’t need it temporarily.】
【Gu ming siyi: Then … how do I thank you?】
【X: I will tell you when I think of it.】
【Gu ming siyi: stand by at any time~】
【X: It’s time to sleep.】
Gu Siyi threw out an emoji that kept nodding its head.
She thought that the conversation would end there and was putting away her phone when she saw another message pop up.
【X: Go to sleep.】
【Gu ming siyi: Right ~good night~】
【X: Good night.】
【Gu ming siyi: [cute] [cute]】
【X: Stop expressing love, sleep.】
【Gu ming siyi: Yep! ~ I’m asleep~ Good night~】
【X: Good night.】
【Gu ming siyi: Un.】
Gu Siyu laughed hysterically after his response, then immediately stopped when she heard a voice from the other side of the room. “What are you laughing at?” Xu Lin asked.
“It’s nothing.” Gu Siyi smiled for a long time before picking up the phone to look at it again.
As time passed, Gu Siyi felt overjoyed that her day ended on a happy note. Such is the cuteness of a young gentlemanly demeanor!
In the blink of an eye, the first week of the new semester had passed, and the first weekend of high school would soon be ushered in.
The high school didn’t allow for many holidays and Sundays were the only weekend. A three-day over-familiar leave, however, could be applied once every month.
Since it was still in the military training period, there would be a holiday at noon on Saturday. Everyone headed back to the dormitory that day to pack up their belongings and leave the campus.
Gu Siyi called her mother: “I’m on holiday, and I can come home this afternoon.”
Her home was not far from City C, which was a three-hour drive by train.
She enthusiastically requested her mother on her phone. “Could you please prepare my favorite braised pork knuckles, spicy beef, and boiled pork slices in the evening?” It was hard for her to have such a big appetite, but the clear soup she ate at school every day was very plain so she couldn’t hold it in.
Gu Siyi was splashed with a cold bucket of water by her mothers words, bringing her short-lived enthusiasm to a halt after. “I’m on a business trip with your dad and we’re not at home, I’m sorry.”
“Ah? Ah … ah” She couldn’t believe her luck.
“Life is difficult, making money for you to study is not easy. You can stay at school this holiday, familiarize yourself with the environment.”
“I’ve been familiar with it for a week, and I’m already over-familiar with it.”
“Then you go find Brother Xia.”
“Right, let him take you over the weekend. Would you like me to say hello to the Xia family?”
“Don’t! Don’t!” Gu Siyi hurriedly stopped her. “Maybe they have their arrangements. He usually takes care of me at school. To even stick with me during the holidays, there’d be no personal space. Don’t worry about it, I’ll arrange for the holiday myself.”
After Gu Siyi finished the conversation with her mother, she took a shower, changed into her military uniform, and put on her casual clothes. She really just wanted to go home for the weekend. Even though she missed her parents very much, she knew better than to complain to her mother about them not being available.
She decided to go to the library to read some books. Public places in the school were always open during the holidays, specially prepared for the teachers and students who stay at school.
She bought herself a cup of milk tea and picked up a novel with an interesting title. “The 3650th time I like you”. She sat down after finding a comfortable and bright spot.
Very good, all arrangements are done. Now to get to reading.
Gu Siyi used to be very devoted to reading novels in the past, but she couldn’t concentrate this time around. After a while, she took out her mobile phone and swiped
When her eyes fell on Xia Zhijun’s WeChat profile picture, she couldn’t help but wonder how he would spend the weekend.
She felt a tinge of jealousy towards his weekend. He’s going home with his family to share a delicious meal with them and then maybe even spend time with his fun brothers.
She resisted the urge to send him a message, then turned off her mobile phone and stuffed it into her backpack.
On the other hand, Xia Zhijun returned to his bedroom after an entire morning of discussing weekend plans with several people.
He thought of Gu Siyi who was most likely going out of town and decided to call her first. If the little girl went home, I would have to be the one to escort her to the train station. However, his thought was short-lived when a robotic voice answered the line letting him know that her phone was turned off.
Xia Zhijun was confused as to why and put his phone down to mention it to his brothers. “I can’t get through to Gu Siyi’s phone. Could you contact her classmates and ask where she is?”
Lu Jiaye: “What? My beautiful and lovely sister Siyi is out of touch? This is serious! Find someone quickly!” And with that, the decision was made.
Xia Zhijun soon learned that Gu Siyi was in the library through a well-conducted search over text messages, there was even a photo of her reading a book with milk tea sent to him. He was irritated, but she was kind of interesting.
The intensity of the training for the past few days was pretty high, so towards the afternoon, Gu Siyi started feeling hazy before eventually dozing off while reading.
When Xia Zhijun found her, she was lying on the table and sleeping soundly. Her face was flushed, her long eyelashes trembled and her mouth was squeezed into a plump look.
Xia Zhijun watched her for a few seconds before sitting down beside her. He didn’t want to wake her up. Instead, he reached out and did something he couldn’t understand.
The boy’s fingers brushed lightly on her eyelashes, his face was filled with a strange form of happiness. He couldn’t understand the feeling.