I have to admit I had fantasies about Li Wei’s face . After all, the readers praised him in an unrealistic way . It can be seen that his value has reached above the standard line of the public aesthetic .
On this quiet and cold rainy night, when I should have left home alone, My heart froze because of his appearance, not that I really did . My heart was beating, but I am a normal girl with her hormones . The simplest one sees his handsome face and distracted me .
I pulled my hat and calmed my heartbeat: “It shouldn’t matter to you . ”
When he came to me, I asked, “What are you doing here?”
“What do you think?” Li Wei looked straight into my eyes .
I looked at his big black umbrella . There were many raindrops dispersed on its surface . He would have stood here for a long while . I was shy and flustered . Li Wei… it was raining . Did he knew that I would have no money to take a taxi, so he came to the bus station and waited for me to give me an umbrella…?
“Plop . ” My heart missed a beat because of this situation .
Is it really like the little wolf said… Does Li Wei like… ?
Lost in my thoughts, while I was guessing the reason for his arrival, Li Wei has reached out and said:
“Blackie said that you were going to pay the rent this afternoon, now, what about the rent?”
A bucket of cold water was dunked on my fantasies . The cold wind made me shiver . A black cat crawled out slowly from Li Wei’s neck . All this time it was hiding . It licked its paw sitting comfortably on Li Wei’s shoulder . This was the pet cat of Li Wei . Although it was named blackie it was a genuine earth cat .
That day long back she complained about the cat being too noisy, Li Wei dragged the cat back . From then on, I don’t know whether it was because of revenge or a kind of distorted psychology . it often ran upstairs to eavesdrop on the bad things we said about Li Wei . Then went back to Li Wei to complain .
‘Pooh! Hey cat!’ I gave it a look .
Blackie wasn’t afraid of me:
“Why stare at me?” The cat had Chongqing dialect . “You and Li Zhi went out and spent the rent?”
I gritted my teeth and explained to Li Wei:
“I didn’t spend the money to play . I got a dumbo for a minor operation . ”
“Oh . ” Li Wei narrowed his eyes, no expression, “So you are drinking medical alcohol in the pet hospital with the animal?”
I forgot, this vampire had a dog nose .
“I went to the bar with the Life Zhi after, we saved dumbo . Why are you rude?”
“Stinky! You got a weird smell on you of a rotten body… A corpse . ”
His words scared me: “The corpse smell?” as I sniffed myself .
Except for the smell of spring rain, I couldn’t smell anything . I looked up at Li Wei and asked for help:
“Is there really a smell of corpse? Don’t you scare me?”
Li Wei glanced at me . I didn’t say anything as I was scared . His eyes showed waves for a second then returned to indifference .
“If you don’t want to be eaten by messy things, don’t go out with Life Zhi to some weird places . ” He looked in my eyes and said, “If you die, what about the rent?”
This vampire will remain a vampire, so money minded . My stomach surged at his words but I managed to keep a cool face . I stepped near his big black umbrella to hide from the rain:
“Li Zhi said there was rush of zombies in Xiangxi . You tell me, on the way back, I ran into a zombie?”
My brain with vivid imagination made up many scenes . The passengers on the bus, passed by when I was in danger . A cold shiver escaped my spine .
“Would the corpse really eat people? Like the kind of biohazard, when you bite people, you spread the virus . Will we not get rid of the zombie virus?”
“They will eat you, and they will only eat you clean . ” Li Wei looked back at me and said, “I won’t give you the opportunity to be a rotten corpse . ”
I shuddered, squeezed around his arm tight and felt a little more secure . Li Wei walked with slow steps . I didn’t think much . I only felt the cold wind and rain hit me . The chill was even worse so I moved closer to him . Although there wasn’t any warmth in his body, but around him I felt …
“Su Xiaoxin, don’t you think my master’s body is stiff?” Li Wei’s black cat waves its tail at my face, “It’s my personal space, stay away from my master . ”
I was angered by the tail of blackie . Too lazy to grabbed it from Li Wei’s shoulder:
“Take your shit cat . ”
As soon as I touched it, blackie reached the other side of his shoulder . I went around Li Wei and stretched my hands around his shoulders to catch its tail . The blackie ran fast, jumping from his back at an amazing angle directly onto the black umbrella .
So under the umbrella, my hands were wrapped around Li Wei’s neck . Li Wei did not move .
I sighed: “Hey cat . ”
Looking up, Li Wei’s slender eyes behind the gold-rimmed glasses stared at me . His face was so close, that his eyelashes could be seen clearly . In the dim light of a street lamp, I could see red in his eyes . The red color appeared so fast as if it were an illusion . I coughed aloud and took a step back:
“You… you should manage your cat . ” I snorted, “Not cute at all!”
“So are you cute?” Li Wei spoke with his usual cold tone,”I think you would not pay the rent later as well?”
“Give up, almost . ”
Give up? Almost? What to give up? Almost what? This vampire was so disrespectful to talk, if I could beat him, I would have already started! I rolled up my sleeves to fight for my dignity . But at this moment, the cell phone in Li Wei’s pocket rang . He answered the call and briefly said two words and hung it . Li Wei’s expression became a bit serious .
“You go back first . If you can’t come back before this time, don’t go out . ”
I got nervous: “What happened?”
“No, just don’t want you to go out show your ugly face to others . ”
“Take the umbrella and block your face on the way back . ”
I grabbed the handle of and gritted my teeth: “Thank you very much!”
I was very angry, but I didn’t want to suffer . After all, If I ran in the rain without an umbrella, its me who will get a cold and suffer . I knew two things very well - .
First, I was an adaptable person .
Second, I was a person without money .
So I couldn’t get sick .
I turned around in anger and shook the umbrella . It swayed with the blackie on its top . Blackie jumped up to the tree next to it . After two three steps it jumped back and ignored me . I didn’t bother taking care of it . I returned to the apartment .
Climbing to my door, I remembered my clothes were still in open at the terrace . I ran upstairs . When I opened the door, I saw Yu Meimei soaking in the fish pond . Enjoying the shower of rain in the cold spring day, wearing two shell bra like little mermaid, she didn’t feel cold .
“You don’t mess around in the pool . ” I yelled while picking up the clothes . “The roof is waterproof and repaired . Don’t damage it again . ”
Yu Meimei glanced at me: “Hey, you said our landlord didn’t like you . So he still gave you an umbrella . ”
“It’s raining, I am not you, I get sick if it rains . If I get sick, It will delay my work . I won’t get the manuscript done, and that would delay the rent I have to pay . ”
“Oh . ” Yu Meimei had a sly smile . “Last time I was too far to notice . This time, I can clearly see this umbrella has a magical spell . Non-humans can’t get close . He gave you an umbrella, is not for your protection? Li Wei protects you so much, hence he must be like you . ”
This logic… sounded a bit reasonable?
Yu Meimei pulled out her tails, ” He had a past . I can’t tell you everything, but he had a love story . ”
On the third floor lives an old man . No one knows how long he has lived . We know he had superpowers to travel through time and space . He liked roaming around, so he didn’t live in the apartment often . But because he lived long, he got many stories to gossip .
I didn’t have much contact with him . However, Yu Meimei, who lived next to him, occasionally saw him and knew many things . Now that I have been attracted by Li Wei’s love story, I asked Yu Meimei:
“Can a person like Li Wei have a love story?”
“Yeah…you stay away from me . The spell on the umbrella is strong . ” I stepped back . She said, “I don’t recall all the things of the past . I vaguely remember the last time Li Wei had a beloved girl she was also a human being like you . But she died of illness . ”
“Was she sick?”
“Well, it was rainy days . She was born with a weak constitution and a serious illness . She couldn’t hold in and was taken away by God . I heard Li Wei had been depressed for a long time . ”
I was a little surprised: “It’s raining… It’s a cold, how can one still die? Was she so weak?”
“That was all years ago . ” Yu Meimei scratched her head and figured it out . “It seems that at that time, there was a war, the soldiers were in chaos fighting it and the women still wore a cheongsam . ”
I thought about it, war before the Republic of China… Provably it’s true . At that time, many people died when they were sick with a cold . This Li Wei looked young… But how many years had he lived?
“He would send you an umbrella on rainy days . Is it because he likes you, or because of pity?”
“Because nothing matters . ” I pouted, “Li Wei is a celebrity material . He won’t ordinarily like me . Don’t think about it . ”
Yu Meimei flicked her fat tail and said in a low voice, “In case . ”
I didn’t pay attention to her next words and closed the door . I know there would be nothing special in my ordinary life . Meeting Li Wei and living in this apartment was enough to exhaust all my luck in this life .
Don’t look for more . Don’t hold any expectation because they are accompanied by disappointment . My life experience told me I wasn’t a lucky person, and most of the time the results would be disappointing . So if you don’t look forward to it, there will be no disappointment .
Especially… in terms of feelings . My love history has told me this way…