- Transmigrating to the 80s to Become Stepmom to Five Bigwigs
- Chapter 43 - I Just Want to See You
Chapter 43: I Just Want to See You
Ji Buwang looked at Mu Jingzhe and said sincerely, “It was indeed hard in the past, but now that I can see you, it means that the heavens are compensating me. Jingzhe, can I see you more often in the future? I’m afraid I won’t be able to see you in a while.”
Mu Jingzhe thought to herself, ‘Why do you make it sound so pitiful?’
Meanwhile, she was mouthing words of comfort. “I don’t think that will happen.”
She was puzzled. “Can you really see me? Only me? Why can you only see me?”
“I don’t know either. I suddenly saw your face now.” Ji Buwang was honest. “This is the first time. I cherish this very much.”
Mu Jingzhe was about to speak when someone bumped into her.
Ji Buwang immediately said, “This is not the place to talk. Let’s talk somewhere else. Where do you live? My house is in the county city. Why don’t you come to my place?”
Mu Jingzhe: “No, it’s not convenient.”
It was inconvenient for her to visit his house directly considering this was the first time they met.
“Don’t worry, I’m a good person. There are no bad people in my family either. This is my hometown, and my ancestors have lived in the county city for several generations. People know us. I won’t do anything to you. I just want to get to know you better.”
“We already know each other.” Mu Jingzhe could only say this much.
“I heard that you’re not from the county city. Do you want to stay at my house?” Ji Buwang invited her again. “If you come to my house, you can do whatever you want, including sleep or do anything else. I won’t disturb you.”
“In that case, there’s no need for me to come to your house. I’m staying at the guesthouse here, so I won’t be coming.” Mu Jingzhe refused.
“Why not? I can look at you if you come.”
“Why would you still be looking at me while I’m sleeping?” Mu Jingzhe frowned.
Ji Buwang took a step back. “You can go ahead and sleep. I’ll just look at you. I won’t make a sound or do anything.”
Mu Jingzhe: “That’s impossible.”
It would be a wonder if she could fall asleep with someone staring at her.
The thought of it was terrifying.
Mu Jingzhe firmly refused and went to the guesthouse.
The guesthouse belonged to the unit, and those who stayed there were parents and students who came from elsewhere, so there was no need to worry too much about safety.
Ji Buwang also knew that he was being rash, so he could only take Mu Jingzhe and the others to the guesthouse and say that he would come find them tomorrow morning.
Along the way, other than occasionally looking at the road, Ji Buwang kept staring at Mu Jingzhe.
His gaze was focused on Mu Jingzhe at all times, as though he wished that his eyes could grow on her face.
He didn’t even notice Little Bei and Xiao Wu glaring at him fiercely.
From the looks of it, Little Bei felt that he might come to snatch Mu Jingzhe in the future, just like that driver who had come to propose marriage. Then, Auntie would leave them.
Little Bei was all the more reluctant to part with Mu Jingzhe now. While Ji Buwang wasn’t paying attention, she moved her feet and Ji Buwang fell heavily on the ground.
Little Bei was shocked. She had only stretched her foot… At most, her move should have made him stagger. How come…
Then, she saw Xiao Wu quietly retract his leg.
Alright, Xiao Wu had also moved his feet.
Xiao Wu was having the same thoughts as Little Bei.
When Xiao Wu had first seen Ji Buwang’s hair, he’d actually quite liked it because he had never seen anyone with curly hair just like him.
However, because Ji Buwang kept looking at Mu Jingzhe, he decided he did not like him.
This was the first time the two children had such a tacit understanding.
The result of their joint attack was that Ji Buwang ended up in a miserable state.
Ji Buwang’s palm was scraped.
“How is it? Are you alright?”
Mu Jingzhe quickly pulled Ji Buwang up.
She hadn’t noticed Little Bei and Xiao Wu’s actions, but she could guess them based on their guilty looks.
“I’m sorry. Let’s go to the hospital to take a look and bandage it up.”
“I’m fine. It’s just a scratch. I’ll just go home and bandage it.”
Ji Buwang didn’t blame the two children and didn’t even mention it.
Because of this, Mu Jingzhe could only promise to see Ji Buwang before she returned home tomorrow to see if he could still see her face.
Ji Buwang reluctantly watched Mu Jingzhe go upstairs.
Now that he couldn’t see Mu Jingzhe, his world became blurry again.
After Mu Jingzhe went upstairs, she asked the two children seriously after dinner if they had tripped Ji Buwang.
This wasn’t just a prank. Sometimes, it could result in something serious.
Little Bei and Xiao Wu admitted it dejectedly.
“Don’t do this again, okay? You might think he’s weird, but he’s just sick.”
Mu Jingzhe clued the two children in on facial blindness.
“If you were the ones suffering from this illness, wouldn’t it be very painful? We have to learn how to step in the shoes of other people in the future, understand?
“There are still many strange illnesses in this world. People who shed tears of blood, people who can only keep smiling, people who can’t laugh, etc. But they’re not monsters. They’re just sick. If you encounter them in the future, don’t call them monsters. Don’t be prejudiced, alright? They’re already in a lot of pain.”
The two children nodded obediently. “Okay, we understand.”
They had never heard of such an illness. “How can there be such an illness in this world?”
“Of course there can be. The world is big, and there are all sorts of strange things. Little Eastern Village is just a very, very inconspicuous little place. Do you remember what you saw last time on ‘Natural Earth’? We aren’t visible from up there at all. There are more than 200 countries and billions of people in the world. You have only seen so many of them.”
Later on, they successfully changed the topic, but the two children also promised that they would never make the same mistake again. They promised to apologize when they saw Ji Buwang.
Although they had been taught a lesson, Little Bei and Xiao Wu felt that they had gained something.
Little Bei thought that when she saw her eldest brother, she had to tell him that compared to other illnesses, stuttering wasn’t scary at all.
Xiao Wu touched his hair. For the first time, he didn’t hate his hair so much.
Because he was called a b*stard for his hair, which was different from the hair of his siblings and even the hair of the entire village, Xiao Wu had always hated his hair.
He’d wanted to shave it all off, but no one would help him. He’d wanted to burn it before, but instead of burning off his hair, he had burned his scalp.
He’d actually been flattered when Mu Jingzhe had touched his hair previously.
Now, Mu Jingzhe had also told him that regardless of whether his hair was straight or curly, it was still hair. There were also many people who spent money to perm and dye their hair yellow.
Therefore, his hair was very normal and beautiful.
There were many people overseas who had more yellow and curlier hair than his.
Also, it wasn’t because he was a b*stard that he’d spoken late. Compared to people who couldn’t speak at all, he was already very lucky.
Xiao Wu fell asleep with a smile on his face. Then, he met many foreigners in his dreams. They had yellow hair or white hair, white skin or black skin, and their eyes were as colorful as a rainbow.
Xiao Wu played with the rainbows and woke up laughing.
He had the same dream as Mu Jingzhe.
Mu Jingzhe: “…”
The world of children was indeed different. In their dreams, they even saw rainbow-like eyes.
“I dreamed about the white-skinned kid you mentioned, Auntie. His face was as white as a snowflake. Then, I also saw skin as dark as Uncle Black’s.”
Mu Jingzhe: “…”
Last night, they had asked her why dark-skinned people had dark skin and if it was as dark as ink. Mu Jingzhe had said that it was like Uncle Black’s skin or even darker.
Uncle Black was the darkest-skinned person in Great Eastern Village. He had been born with dark skin to begin with, so he had become even darker due to the sun and the wind.
Little Bei quickly joined the discussion. The two of them were very interested in these things and wished they could immediately get to know a few children who were completely different from them.
“You should be able to see them on TV or in newspapers in the future. There will also be photos of them in big cities.”
After packing up, she saw Ji Buwang the moment she got out of the guesthouse.
Ji Buwang’s eyes lit up when he saw Mu Jingzhe. “I can still see you!”