Published at 20th of March 2018 07:12:18 AM
Chapter 361

Chapter 361: Meeting an old friend

Translator: Min  Editor: Rundi


Rather than a church, it was more like a museum .

The church had religious text that could be read, but it had no souvenirs . Perhaps indicating it was a sacred place rather than a tourist attraction . But because today was not worship day, there was no one praying in the church .

Inscriptions on shrines told the vicissitudes history of the Catholic Church . Jiang Chen held Ayesha's hand while he briefly glanced around .

"Is this a gothic style building?" Ayesha with one finger on her lips looked up at the magnificent dome .

"Should be, I don't really know . Why?" Jiang Chen asked .

"Because… I often see gothic style clothing in the magazines," With the tip of her lips forming a curvature . "I think it's cute . "

"Haha, but this building doesn't resemble cuteness . " Jiang Chen forced a laugh and scanned his surrounding .

A priest stood under the altar with a couple standing in front of him . The white-haired priest drew a cross in front of his chest and blessed the two . Ayesha noticed that the couples had a joyous smile on their faces when they left .

"What are they doing?"

"Receiving the blessing of the holy light? The couple should be praying or marrying or something . " Jiang Chen made something up .

The priest seemed to have noticed the two looking at him . He kindly smiled and walked to them .

"Do you need help with something?"

Considering Ayesha's religion, Jiang Chen wanted to refuse, but the girl blinked her eyes and looked at the elderly father with white hair .

"Even as a pagan, is the blessing effective?"

The question was blatant, but the priest only paused for a moment before he spoke with an earnest expression .

"Of course . It all depends if you love him or not . "

Ayesha's cold expression bloomed into a joyful smile .

"Mhmm . I love him dearly . "

Jiang Chen felt teary .

Ayesha's honest but innocent confession made him feel a different emotion .

He never admitted that he was a good man . Not because he was greedy, he just never had a strong mental fortitude .

The priest looked at Jiang Chen, his eyes seemed to possess the ability to observe everything .

"Then, do you love her?"

"I love her," Jiang Chen said affirmatively .

Ayesha's eyes welled up with tears . She hugged Jiang Chen's arm and rubbed her face against it .

If he had one positive trait, it would be that he never lied about his emotions . Although there was the suspicion of being a quibble, Jiang Chen didn't plan to explain anything .

A smile appeared on the priest's face .

"May the Lord bless you, and you will be happy . "

He drew the cross and blessed them .

When they came out of the church, Ayesha dangled her entire body weight on Jiang Chen's arm, and her expression was exuberant .

Among the trees, white roses blossomed along the path, but in front of her perfect smile, it paled in comparison .

It was rare for her to display such intimacy in public .

With how happy she looked, Jiang Chen couldn't resist kissing her tender face .

The face gradually turned red as he a spoiled smile surfaced on his face .

When night began to fall, Jiang Chen prepared to take Ayesha back to the hotel .

They still needed to catch tomorrow's plane, so they should sleep early .

That's right, sleep early .

But at the same moment, Jiang Chen heard a familiar voice in surprise .

"Feifei, marry me?" A man with roses kneeled in front of a gorgeous looking girl as he said with deep affection .

But the proposal in front of the church didn't seem to move the girl .

"Didn't we agree that once you settle, we'll then talk about marriage?"

Yang Yuan?

Jiang Chen followed the voice as he looked at the man beside the bench .

He didn't expect to encounter his university roommate here?!

After graduation, the four roommates all chose different paths . While they contacted each other initially for the few months, with the formulation of their new circles, the four rarely contacted each other . Even if Jiang Chen had made a name for himself, the three people still didn't contact him .

As to why, Jiang Chen made sense of it quickly; most likely because they didn't want to lose face .

Not speaking with people when they are down, and flattering them once they are successful, it didn't sound good . Especially since their relationship was not deep, to begin with, in addition to the lack of contact two years after graduation . Since the three all valued their face, they didn't contact Jiang Chen .

Without contact, at least they could brag to their friends and coworkers –"That guy, we lived in the same dorm . I was tight with him . "

Jiang Chen still remembered Yang Yuan . Although they were not in the same major, they had a surprisingly good relationship . He was the study god of their dorm and had a good family background . Jiang Chen faintly recalled that after graduated he headed to a renowned university in Australia for a master program . Before he left, he told Jiang Chen to find him if he ever visited Australia and that he would treat him .

Of course, Jiang Chen knew it was just out of courtesy .

Now thinking back, two years passed by and his master should be completed . Since they didn't contact each other after he left, their relationship obviously began to fade . While it was not the first time Jiang Chen was in Australia, he didn't remember to go find him .

But today's encounter, the feeling of meeting an old friend in a different part of the world, was indescribable .

Jiang Chen just wasn't sure if it would be appropriate to say hi .

"Give me some more time, I will definitely find a job…" Yang Yuan was a bit anxious as he didn't know what to do .

"Did you consider my feelings? You said you were already settled here, so I quit my job in China to find you, but what now?" The girl said accusingly with her eyes turning red .

When he saw his old friend was in a tough situation, Jiang Chen let out a sigh and walked toward him in an attempt to make the situation less awkward .

"Yang Yuan?"

When he heard someone call his name, Yang Yuan first paused for a moment . When he saw who it was, he shouted in surprise .

"… Brother Chen! Haven't seen you in a while . "

Due to astonishment, his voice cracked .

"Haven't seen you for a while . " Jiang Chen smiled .

"This is… your significant other?" Yang Yuan looked at Ayesha .

"Mhmm . "

"Ayesha," she briefly introduced herself .

"You… you still recognize me . " The smile on Yang Yuan was a mixture of bitterness, excitement, and joy .

The person they didn't believe in now became a big boss and the person everyone thought highly upon now couldn't even find a job . The discrepancy made him feel a bit bitter, but the joyful news was, his old friend still recognized him .