Chapter 27: It’s Not Weird
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After Lu Xingzhi stepped into her room, he stood in the center and scanned around without touching anything.
This was his second time entering this room. The first time was when he came to pick up his bride on their wedding day. On that day, he was overjoyed by the occasion and Jiang Yao that he didn’t see her room properly.
The interior of Jiang Yao’s room was similar to the rooms of young girls nowadays. There was posters of famous movie stars and singers on the wall of the room. On the desk was a glass jar filled with colorful origami straw stars. The glass jar became a unique decoration on the bright desk.
Lu Xingzhi picked the glass jar up and poured the stars onto his palm. He took a closer look, and then put the jar down but stuffed the stars in his pocket.
1“What are you doing?” Jiang Yao asked, confused.
“Did you fold these stars?” Lu Xingzhi asked instead, ignoring her question. He put both hands in his pockets and stood casually without the feeling of embarrassment after taking another person’s belonging.
Jiang Yao nodded and managed a flustered smile. “These things were popular back in my sophomore year. Stars, cranes, all these origami stuff. I learned to fold it until it filled this jar.” She giggled upon reminiscing at the naïvety of the time.
Lu Xingzhi nodded and continued after her, “I heard your mom saying that you even folded 1001 paper cranes for your friend as a birthday present, and that it took you half a month.”
Jiang Yao had forgotten about this. Now that she thought about it, it did happen. Her classmate was about to transfer in the next semester and Jiang Yao had quite a good friendship with her, so she made her a special birthday present. After the classmate transferred, Jiang Yao lost contact with her.
Seeing that Jiang Yao didn’t pester him about the stars he had taken, Lu Xingzhi turned around and muffled a grin. His dear wife was so easily fooled—her interrogation went out the window after just a couple of questions.
He had taken the stars with a purpose. He could look and touch the stars when he returned to the base and missed her.
3“Huh, it’s too bad that I don’t know where she is now,” Jiang Yao sighed and then glanced curiously toward Lu Xingzhi. “You seem to know a lot about me.”
“Is it weird?” Lu Xingzhi arched an eyebrow and asked. He had invested a lot of effort in trying to marry her. He made frequent trips to the Jiang family too because of this. After all, Jiang Yao was too young at the time and her parents were reluctant to marry their daughter in the first place. He had successfully persuaded his parents-in-law after countless attempts. In between the persuasion, he learned a lot about Jiang Yao from his in-laws.
4Listening to Lu Xingzhi’s rhetorical question, Jiang Yao shook her head and smiled gently at him.
She was curious about her classmate’s current whereabouts, but she did not find it weird that he knew so much about her, simply because he loved her. It was normal to get to know someone better by all means when you liked them, wasn’t it?
2“Thank you for what you did earlier,” Jiang Yao said after hesitating for a while. “If it wasn’t for you, my dad would have kicked me out of the house.”
“It’s nothing.” Lu Xingzhi pondered for a while and said, “If you really want to thank me, grow your hair for me.”
Jiang Yao touched her short hair and pouted. “I promised you that I’ll let it grow back at home. You don’t have to keep reminding me about this. Do I look like someone who will go back on my words?”