Chapter 785 - A Counterattack
He Xiaochen’s face had turned as red as a tomato.
“Then, then… then how much are these two tickets? I’ll transfer the money for them to you.”
Ren Qian seemed to have expected her to say this.
“There’s no need. I’m giving them to you.”
He Xiaochen immediately shook her head like a rattle-drum.
“How can I allow that?!”
She could receive this reward for doing nothing. Moreover, the price of these two tickets was really not cheap.
Ren Qian smiled.
“Isn’t your birthday coming soon? Just treat it as a birthday present.”
He said it casually.
However, the money for these tickets was not a small amount for a freshman.
According to Ren Qian, he had earned a little money during the holidays. So, besides preparing for the exam, was the other reason he had been so busy lately due to the part-time job?
He Xiaochen remembered how she had still been sulking about this and had deliberately not answered his calls. She was now having mixed feelings.
She pursed her lips.
“… It’s too expensive.”
“Don’t you like Lin Fengmian?” Ren Qian raised his eyebrows.
What he implied was that it was fine as long as she liked it.
He looked at his phone again.
“I’ll find time to cash the tickets for you tomorrow?”
He Xiaochen was still unwilling. “I’ll transfer the money to you.”
Ren Qian stared at her for a while before he smiled and said, “Actually, these two tickets should be considered as an apology.”
He Xiaochen was confused by his words.
Why was Ren Qian suddenly apologizing to her?
Ren Qian smiled and lowered his voice a little.
“It’s to compensate for the time I didn’t spend with you previously.”
He Xiaochen’s eyes widened slightly before she understood what he meant.
Due to them having spent less time with each other lately, he was trying to make amends for it.
However, it was also because he had taken a part-time job to save enough money to help her buy the tickets…
He Xiaochen finally figured out what had happened during this period of time. She was shocked and for a moment, she did not know how to react. Her face was red as she stared blankly at Ren Qian.
Ren Qian put away his phone and admired her expression for a while. There was a faint smile on his face before he slowly said, “Big Boss, with you looking at me like that, I would almost think that you had taken a fancy to me.”
He Xiaochen’s ears were red. Her mouth, which would normally be bursting with combat power, was unable to utter a single word at this moment.
Ren Qian felt much better after having teased her for a while.
He stood up.
“I’ll take my leave first then–”
He Xiaochen suddenly reached out to grab his wrist.
Ren Qian paused and turned around. His gaze fell on the hand that was holding his wrist tightly.
He Xiaochen immediately came back to her senses and immediately let go of his hand as if she had been electrocuted.
She tilted her head slightly. Her face was still red, but her expression was serious.
“I’ll give you the money.
She paused for a moment before emphasizing, “For both tickets.”
Ren Qian was at a loss whether to laugh or cry at her actions. He tilted his head slightly.
“Boss, it’s only two tickets. Don’t tell me that you won’t even let me give you two tickets?”
He Xiaochen looked back at him stubbornly.
The two of them stared at each other for a moment before Ren Qian’s eyes dimmed slightly.
Did they have to be so… calculative with each other?
He had a good-tempered personality and was always seen with a smile on his face. It was especially with He Xiaochen that he rarely showed even a hint of unhappiness.
He Xiaochen vaguely sensed that he was unhappy, and her heart panicked.
She stammered, but she did not know how to explain.
Seeing that Ren Qian was really going to leave, she said anxiously, “Well, let me see those two tickets again.”
Ren Qian did not understand, but he still retrieved the ticket page again and handed it to He Xiaochen.
He Xiaochen pointed at the screen.
“This, No. 18, in the second row of Zone A. I’m buying it for you.”
Ren Qian did not react for a moment.
He bent down slightly and leaned closer. “What?”
He Xiaochen did not dare to look up at him. Her fair-skinned fingers pointed at the screen.
“This is the ticket for this seat that I’m buying for you.”
She tried her best to make her voice sound calm. Her fingers moved slightly to the side and she forced herself to be calm.
“The seat next to it, No. 17, is for me.”
After saying that, the surroundings quieted down again.
Ren Qian maintained his posture. He was not next to her, but he was very close.
He Xiaochen could even feel the heat emanating from his body and his breath.
She held her breath, but her heart was beating very fast.
It seemed that after a long time, she heard a laugh coming from above her head.
“Oh, I still don’t know. When did I become your little star-chasing partner?”
His voice was so close that He Xiaochen felt as if her ears had gone numb.
On the inside, she was screaming frantically, “What else could I do? I already tried my best to grab the tickets! After buying the tickets, she had been prepared to hand them over magnanimously and said, “Follow your sister!”
Who would have known that she would end up only being able to buy a ticket for Zone B and another right at the top?!
She had originally planned to look for Ah Li to think of a way to solve the situation, but before she could take action, she had been intercepted!
Thinking of this, He Xiaochen’s confidence suddenly picked up again.
She nodded her head heavily and regained her confidence. She looked up at Ren Qian and said very seriously,”I chase after stars, and you chase after me. Wouldn’t that make you someone who chases after stars too?”
This was probably what it meant, through the twisting of words and reasoning.
Ren Qian looked at her as if he was considering the correctness of her words.
He Xiaochen continued.
“Look, if A is parallel to B, and B is parallel to C, then–”
“Then A is also parallel to C.”
Ren Qian finished the rest of her sentence and looked at her with great interest.
“Boss, what era is it now? Are you still using middle school math to chase after people?”
He Xiaochen instantly became annoyed. Almost slamming her hands on the table, she stood up.
“Who’s chasing after you?!”
Her voice was so clear and loud that it instantly attracted the attention of many people around her.
Under everyone’s watchful eyes, Ren Qian pointed at the screen of his phone with an innocent expression.
“Then, why are you buying two concert tickets with consecutive numbers and even giving me one?”
They had not realized how capable this girl was!
A group of boys looked at Ren Qian enviously. “What a dog… There’s a girl chasing after him.”.
A group of girls gave He Xiaochen a thumbs up. “Isn’t that the handsome guy from the Mathematics Department? Sister, you can do it! Just do it!”
Shen Li rested her chin on one hand and looked at He Xiaochen sympathetically.
He Xiaochen, “…”
No, how could this be?
She just… just…
Ren Qian seemed to be particularly magnanimous, as he looked at her gently.
“Even though you bought me a ticket in Zone B–”
“The one at the top of the mountain is yours!”
He Xiaochen refuted with all her might!
How could she possibly go to the top of the mountain?
“I have to be closer to my brother!”
Ren Qian replied with an “Oh” and pondered for a moment.
“Alright, the top of the mountain it is then.”
He Xiaochen snorted.
“You have to recognize your status, little brother!”
Ren Qian looked down at his phone again.
“Well, it’s pretty clear. 17 is right next to 18, isn’t it?”
He Xiaochen, “…”
A short-haired girl who was sitting at a nearby dining table had watched the whole scene and finally could not hold herself back anymore.
She put her palms together and whispered to He Xiaochen.
“Sister, since you have couples seats now, could you let me have the two tickets that you have from Zone B and the mountaintop? Please, show some love to those of us who are single… Please, please, please!”