Attack And Occupy - Chap 12
He got up slowly. When he got off the bed, his feet were so weak that he couldn’t stand still. He supported the edge of the bed with his hands, and then stood up straight.
He has always been a clean man. Although his family is poor, the school will waive his tuition every year because of his excellent grades. When he has time, he will earn his own living expenses and rarely cause trouble to his family. He thought about it, Wait a few more years, when he graduates and finds a job, he will be able to let his mother live a good life.
Unexpectedly, God made a joke with him and shattered all his dreams.
He is short of money, and he needs money, but he is not as miserable as Ning Xiuyuan said…
Cen Li walked to the bathroom, intending to wash his whole body clean, his skin was rubbed bright red by the towel, but the marks on it showed no signs of fading.
Time seemed to stand still, and the mist blurred his vision.
Cen Li raised his head, the warm liquid slid across his cheeks, he couldn’t tell whether it was the water coming out of the shower head or falling from his eyes.
After coming out of the bathroom, it was nine o’clock, and the junior year courses were less arranged than before. The first class on Monday morning was self-study, and there was no requirement to go to the classroom. Now I can catch up with the second class in the past.
In the past, it was impossible for him to arrive late and leave early, but later it became commonplace.
However, the teacher knew a little about his family situation, coupled with his usual excellent performance, and his professional courses were also among the best in the department, so he was more accommodating to him.
There were no taxis coming from the villa area, so Cen Li walked to the nearest road and waited for the bus.
Cen Li ate a simple bowl of wontons outside the school, and his lips were extremely dry. He drank some wonton soup to moisturize his dry lips.
In the morning class, Cen Li concentrated his attention on listening. This kind of time is what he cherishes the most.
“Cen Li…” Xia Lu walked to his desk after class and said, “Ning Xiuyuan didn’t treat you well yesterday, did he? He seems to be friends with my cousin, and they are not good people. You stay away from him.”
Xia Lu and Xia Chuan are not related by blood, nor are they familiar with each other. It’s just that Xia Chuan’s parents passed away very early, and there were no reliable relatives. Later, Xia Chuyan was adopted by Xia Chuyan. Xia Chuyan and Xia Chuan’s father had a good relationship. To what extent, no one knows.
Xia Chuyan is only thirty-two years old this year. In front of outsiders, Xia Chuan has always called this man uncle.
Once, Xia Lu saw Xia Chuan sprinkle a lot of pepper in the coffee with a cold expression, and then the cup of coffee was brought over by Xia Chuyan’s female partner to drink.
Although Xia Chuan didn’t talk much, and seemed to be very easy-going, without any abnormalities, Xia Lu didn’t dare to have too much contact with this person.
Cen Li was afraid of being discovered by outsiders about his relationship with Ning Xiuyuan, so he seemed calm and said, “It’s nothing, he just came to me for something.”
“That’s good.” Xia Lu breathed a sigh of relief.
At noon, everyone in the class had almost left.
Cen Li packed up the books on the table and was about to leave when he met Han Chen at the door of the classroom.
Han Chen walked up to him and asked, “If I don’t come to find you, will you never reply to my text messages?”
Cen Li’s footsteps stopped, and he lowered his head in embarrassment. He really didn’t know how to reply to the text message sent by Han Chen, and he didn’t want to involve other people.
“Sorry, Professor Han, I…”
“Don’t call me a professor, it’s too ostentatious.”
Everyone in the school called Han Chen that way. Cen Li thought about it carefully, but couldn’t think of other names.
Probably seeing his embarrassment, Han Chen said again, “If you don’t mind, I’ll call you Brother Chen from now on. I heard from the counselor that you don’t want to be an exchange student?”
“…Let’s leave this opportunity to those who need it more.” Cen Li said.
“Don’t you need it? You are the best student in the department, and it will be better for your future development prospects if you go.”
“…” Cen Li tightened his grip on the book in his hand. He also wanted a better future, but the reality was in front of him, so he couldn’t help it, “…I’m sorry.”
Han Chen didn’t continue to ask, Cen Li was a person who couldn’t hide his emotions, and he could vaguely see something was wrong.
“Have you eaten yet?” Han Chen asked.
“Me neither, so we can be together.” Han Chen smiled, and stretched out his hand to put it on Cen Li’s shoulder, but Cen Li took a step back and avoided it.
With his fingers hanging in mid-air, Han Chen withdrew his hand as if nothing had happened.
In fact, it is normal for two boys to get closer, but now Cen Li will subconsciously avoid getting close to the same sex, even though he knows that other people have no bad intentions.
“A new shop opened outside the school, and the business seems to be good, let’s try it too.” Han Chen said again, breaking the embarrassment.
Cen Li was not very good at refusing, so he could only nod his head.
He has more respect for Han Chen. After all, the other party is a professor in the school, and he has achieved such a high achievement at the age of 28. He had seen Han Chen’s biography when he was a freshman, but he didn’t expect it. Han Chen would be transferred to L University, and later he also enrolled in this person’s elective course.
It was the time when there were a lot of people at noon, and the restaurant was full of people. Because Han Chen came over, many people noticed them.