桃花 (pin ying: tao hua) – Chinese phrase that means luck in love.

He He is embarrassed and refuse to rise her head. So the lady boss personally took the flowers and stuffed them into He He’s hand. This time the crowd pay a lot of attention as it is a big bouquet of roses, the rare species in rare colors. It certainly took everyone’s breath away.

He He is too lazy to even look at the card. She is aware that such an arrogant attitude, there is only be Cen Shi who would do that. She exhaled softly and throw the flowers on the table.

The lady boss smiled and patted her hand. “It seems that this one is better than the morning one. If it is really not desirable, then introduced to me.”

Everyone laughed again. He He cursed Cen Shi in her heart.

Sure enough, after work, in front of the office door, Cen Shi is waiting again. He He opened his door and got onto the car. “You choose where to eat and I will pay. Let’s make it clear once and for all. Let’s just do that.”

Zheng Xie and Yang Wei Qi was eating in a restaurant. Yang Wei Qi received a phone call and went out. Upon returning, she said to Zheng Xie: “I think I just saw someone who look like He He sitting in the second row next to us.”

“Together with man?”

“A young man. I cannot confirmed so I did not head over to them. You want to go over and have a word with her?”

The position that Yang Wei Qi mentioned is just in front of Zheng Xie. He twist his body to the side and had a looked. He could not see anything and said: “Better not. She might be mortified.” Then he continued to bow his head to eat.

Zheng Xie initially guess that the person could be Shi Lin. Then he suddenly remembered that Shi Lin is now in Beijing and would be returning to United States in a few days’ time.

Big man usually are not interested in gossip, so he pressed his curiosity. But he still could not help but keep glancing at the side. Finally he had a chance to know who the man sitting on the other table is. Then Zheng Xie no longer glanced the direction.

When Zheng Xie once again lost concentration with the conversation, Yang Wei Qi said: “Zheng Xie, you started to “study’ your fingers again.”

Because Zheng Xie have been caught red-handed, he just smiled and put his hands on the table. But he chooses to keep quiet.

Yang Wei Qi kept quiet for a while and then said while breaking the silence: “That man, is the one that you mentioned before? He He’s first love and ex-boyfriend?”

Zheng Xie’s eyes flashed and still did not speak/ Yang Wei Qi said: “He looks talented and good. You do not like him?”

Zheng Xie replied: “I rarely have anything that I like.”

From the corner of his eyes, he caught a glimpse towards their table and saw a new movement. This time he see that He He and Cen Shi had stood up. With her back to him, she seems to laugh while Cen Shi put on her coat for her.

Zheng Xie is sitting slightly behind, hence when the couple leave, they will not pass through his table. Zheng Xie sit against the upper back of the table. This way, even if He He turn around, she would not see him as well.

Yang Wei Qi this time really laughed. She does not speak but just laught. Gradually she smiles. Then she think of something and then laughed. Laughed while trying to take a sip of water.

Zheng Xie said: “Do not laugh. If you choked, it would be ugly and uncomfortable.”

Yang Wei Qi said: “Ai. You looked like parent whom caught your daughter with her puppy love. You are very angry but yet want to make lightly of this. Very awkward.”

Zheng Xie moved his lips tightly: “Your occupational diseases has occurred again.”

Yang Wei Qi stop messing with him. She continued to slice the steak into small pieces. She said: “I have something to say. But you need to promise that you will not get angry.”

“If it is something unpleasant, then you should not say it.”

Yang Wei Qi said: “Not really unpleasant. I am just curious. Towards He He, you have also been so caring and detailed. To the extent that you review her friends as well. Do you not ever thought that when she grow up, you marry her? This would justify why you constantly keep a tab and takes such good care of her.”

Zheng Xie gently frowned: “Stop talking nonsense. I just hope that she can find someone who really loves her and not be bullied. The man earlier, I do not trust.”

Yang Wei Qi said: “Zheng Xie, I really think that you are the most qualified. Really, you are the most qualified one.” She laughed again. Chapter 19.2: A little nerve disorder

Zheng Xie said with a straight face: “You should have already had enough. Why don’t we go?”

“Wait, I want to finish this soup.”

Zheng Xie support his chin with his hand and watched Yang Wei Qi finished her soup. She neither spoke nor smile. But in fact she is uncomfortable. She felt that it is too quiet.

“My parents actually grew up together. Both have a very good relationship. When the adults are not home, my mum will cook for my dad. And my dad will help my mum with her homework. They grew up going through many different failed relationship. Then people say, it would be better for both of you to get married. So they got married.”

Zheng Xie reminisced the memories of the past, not aware if he is telling to himself or for the ears of Yang Wei Qi.

He rarely mentioned his side of the family or his own personal stuff. Yang Wei Qi is slightly surprised and looked at him before saying: “My uncle and aunty are an example. Since my childhood, they like to mention the same. My uncle and aunty often said that their marriage is a good example.”

Zheng Xie said: “On this issue, I must say that they have a very good basis for everything. Family and friendship. Just lacking in love only.”

Yang Wei Qi quietly said: “In a marriage, love is always secondary. Trust, respect and tolerance should always be the top importance.”

Zheng Xie said: “You really talk like my mother. If she is still alive, she would have liked you. My mother often said that, in the over twenty years of marriage, more than half of the time, they are not by each other side. She often planned, when your father and I after this age, we will do this…. And instead, she did not even live passed the age of fifty.”

Yang Wei Qi was silenced for a moment and said softly: “I am sorry.”

Zheng Xie said: “Why say sorry. I just want to share with you, it is for this reason that the kind of assumptions that you had, I have never thought about it.”

“I understand. Thank you.”

The conversation between Cen Shi and He He in fact is far-fetched from the beautiful conversation that thought.

He He said: “Cen She, you are fully aware. I hate playing games in circles. This is because I have a simple and straight mind. I do not want to play with you. Hell Guardian Spirits So I would like to make it clear once and for all. If you want us to try to renew out acquaintance, I am sorry. I do not turn back to the past. If you want to close the gap between us using the identity of a stranger with me, then let me tell you. In my standard, people like you can only be friends. Do not fit to be my Valentine. I am grateful that you think highly of me. But seeing how you are wasting your time, I am very uncomfortable and sorry. I am done. Now you may speak.”

Cen Shi is choked with her words and was silence for a long time. He is in deep admiration for her personality. She is no longer the kitten, quiet and well-behaved Xiao He He. Now she is a sturdy queen.

He said: “You don’t need to try to avoid me. Even as ordinary school friends, after so many years, we can also still catch up isn’t it? He He, you are really changed from the person before, although at the first glance, you do not seem to have changed much. You have been unhappy all these years?”

He He said: “Before you came, I have been very happy. Why, now you want to save my unhappy heart?”

Cen Shi said: “I want to save my own heart.”

He He gave the expression of eating something sour and said: “Cen Shi, this is the worry. This line is long out of fashion.”

Cen Shi naively asked: “So what is popular now?”

He He also felt that she had gone overboard and replied to a lot gentler tone: “Now it is popular to be a cool guy. Do not speak unnecessarily, do not suddenly appear. Just like how you were before. It is now popular again.”

Cen Shi said: “You remembered how I used to be so clearly?”

He He quickly changed the subject: “Why do you keep hanging around here? Isn’t this the best time for man to go and do business instead of hanging around woman.”

Cen Shi said: “I will be staying in the province for a while. I will only go back to the capital city after your friend returned from their honeymoon. It should take about six months.”

He He said: “Ah, no wonder you always cannot be lacking in entertainment.”

Cen Shi reluctantly said: “He He, I admit that I was not good in the past and recently I wrapped myself around you, hence making you tired. But can we not talk calmly? I just want to see you smile just like how you used to be.”

He He gave him a big smile. “Like this? It is not the case that you don’t have any brains. Why make such a big circle around. Why it is that smart people just cannot be direct.”

Cen Shi is totally confused with her and smiled while clutching his temples. “Okay, I will not bother you. But if you ever need my help one day, you must remember to come to me. I just want to compensate for the hurt that I had brought to you.” Chapter 20.1: Something to hide (心中有鬼)

Anyone that has something to hide will always think others are ghosts.

The next day, Xiao He He purposely took a leave of absence and got her friend Ding Ding to accompany her to look at purchasing a car.

Ding Ding said: “Did you not ever say that this lifetime, you only want to be passenger and not the driver? And you once gave me a lot of grief about how it is much more cost-effective to take a cab than buying a car. You even persuaded me to not buy a car. Why suddenly change your mind?”

He He said: “Age is catching up. So naturally one will have a change of heart. Do you remember that I used to only like to draw black and white? But now I eagerly put on colors.

Ding Ding said: “It’s strange. You still look like a young girl but your heart is just like an old aunty.”

“All things are balanced, ah. To retain the youthful look, one would have to bear the cost. Now you understand?”

Ding Ding chuckled: “A slope…. A slope….” She was brought up in a strict household and held for a long time and eventually could not spell out the word of “Pi” that she wanted to say that is indecent. “Whatever we had chat about before I return from abroad is all not visible? How come suddenly you become so vicissitudes? Is it really because someone with the surname Cen is back to confuse your mind?”

“So such thing. Let the past be bygone. Who wants to put that into heart and think about it? Only that recently a bunch of lost people suddenly popped up, so my thought went back to the past, even those that I have forgotten. Haiz. Let’s not talk about this. Very troublesome. Probably true that they say a 25 year old woman need some time to adapt back to normal life.”

“You don’t scare me. I will be 25 years old next month after my birthday.” Ding Ding suddenly lean in and whispered in He He’s ears: “Oh! How come I have never found you to have such sick temperament?”

He He had a shocked and almost jumped up from her seat. “Drive your car carefully. I am not weary. I am full of life and I intend to live to the age of eighty and have four generations. You don’t simply create trouble for me.”

Ding Ding is very satisfied with He He’s response. “Eighty years old with four generation? You are already 25 years old and still not married. Without early marriage and childbearing, how to meet your descendants is able to meet your extravagant wish ah?”

Both of them fooling around and finally arrived at a sizeable 4S shop. He He is not familiar with car and their makes. Since several of her colleagues are using the same type of car, she decided to go straight for the same type. Carefully choosing the color, she ignored the sales person who gave her enthusiastic recommendation. She managed to settle the purchase within 10 minutes.

Ding Ding is speechless. “If every customer has your efficiency, the store would be very happy. You don’t want to test drive?”

He He said: “There is no need. It is not a new model. I had drove my colleague’s car before.”

Ding Ding sternly said: “As the saying goes, car is like a partner. One need to find the most suitable one. How can you just be so casual about it?”

He He laughing and gently pushed Ding Ding with her hand. “Come on, what matters the most if being able to adapt to it. Learning about car is difficult. But then I think that I am most suitable with a Ferrari. You buy one for me, ah?”

Ding Ding said: “Let your brother Zheng Xie buy for you. He certainly would be willing.”

He He said: “Based on what grounds? He is not my real brother.”

“Brother Zheng Xie would be very unhappy when he hear this sentence.”

He He had no cash on her. As she was negotiating on how much down-payment is require and how to apply for subsequent procedures when the car dealer boss whom had just returned walked past her. He turned and glanced at her a few time. “Hey, you are not…… Director Zheng’s…….. you are called Xiao He He, right?”

He He nodded her head, vaguely remembering this person.

In fact, Zheng Xie rarely bring her out to meet all the messy friends that he had but she had seen one or two of them but she can’t remember any of them.

The tall guy that look simple and honest person, seems to be one of Zheng Xie’s supplier. He He could remember him because a few years ago, there is a banquet that the gentlemen brought his young daughter. So happen, He He is also free for the night, so went together with Zheng Xie. While the others are busy drinking, He He had been playing with the little girl.

The man at that time had just been widowed. After a few glass of wine, is moved by the gesture and said that her laugher is similar to his deceased wife. Under the influence of alcohol, he started asking about their brother – sister relationship for a long time. This very simple and straightforward man, He He felt that he is funny and is very touched by him. He has also left a good impression on her.

This already changed industry big brother is very happy to see He He. He had constantly kept in touch with Zheng Xie but could never see her. So he personally looked into her purchase and gave a big discount plus a lot of other free gifts. When He He follow up on the procedures and advise, he said: “You do not need to run those errands. Just leave your identity card and phone details will be good. Once they are all ready, you can come and collect. If not, they can send it to you. Or they can go and pick you up and bring you here. Down-payment money? Those money are not urgent. Just bank it into the company account when you are free.”

Ding Ding is totally stunned and speechless. “You are the VIP above the VIP treatment ah. Thanks to Zheng Xie whom is not your real brother. Otherwise, you can go sideways.”

He He said: “Huh, I am just 狐假虎威 only.”

狐假虎威 (pin ying: Hú Jiǎ Hǔ Wēi) – this is a Chinese idioms that means, to bully others by the virtue of someone’s influence.

The car shop owner is very efficient. The next morning, the car is already under her ownership and is delivered to her. There is even someone accompanying her for the next two weeks. Every day, someone automatically appear in front of her and sit in the front passenger seat accompanying her when she drive.

Cen Shi really never appear as promised.

If she had known, there would be no rush to buy her car. She really don’t like to drive. Chapter 20.2: Something to hide (心中有鬼)

A few days later, He He as usual, after dinner, is sitting on a pile of cushions on the living room floor. Leaning against the sofa, she had the TV on while placing her laptop on her laps. She is reading novel while also multitasking by chatting with her group of friends online. She occasionally looked up at the TV news while her drinks, snacks and paper towels are all placed within her reach.

He He was surprised with Zheng Xie’s call. He said: “Come over and help me to look for something.” It turns out that he was in the area so decided to drop into his apartment to pick up some items.

He He put aside her stuff and went over to help him. Zheng Xie rarely come to this apartment, so He He often go over to help him clean up and organize his stuff since they uses the place from time to time as warehouse. This time, Zheng Xie is looking for his new set of golf clubs.

He He things have always been very chaotic. But she would remember clearly where Zheng Xie’s things are kept. Stepping on the stool, she is ready to take the set from the cabinet top, but Zheng Xie said: “You step away. I will do it.”

He is tall. Standing on tiptoe, he put his hands up to take. But he was wearing a suit, so not suitable for this. Suddenly a snap was heard and his shirt cuff buttons fell off and rolled under the table. He He lying on the floor looking for it for a long time but failed to locate it.

Zheng Xie asked: “Such a heavy thing, you put it up yourself?”

Kneeling on the ground still looking for the button, He He holding her breath and said: “If not who would do it?”

“So many places, why you want to put it so high up? Some more to step on stool, it is very dangerous.”

He He said: “Stepping on stool, what danger is there? Ai, I found it.”

Getting up from the ground, she show off her findings to Zheng Xie, not forgetting to sarcastically said: “It turns out that the legendary custom shirt buttons will also drop.”

Zheng Xie said: “Do not talk so much. Help me find another shirt.” He fiddled with He He’s hair as her hair is messed up after laying on the ground.

He He said: “Those clothes had not been worn for a long time. I will go and iron it for you.”

Zheng Xie said: “Forget it. You help me to sew this back as I need to go to a party in half an hour.”

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