Chapter 982 - I Happen to Be Short of a Boyfriend
Since he had already said this, it would not be good to reject him.
He Xiaochen forced herself to calm down and nodded.
After Ren Qian finished speaking, he walked out of the classroom.
He Xiaochen got up.
Shen Li picked up her backpack, but just as she walked out of the classroom door, she walked in another direction. He Xiaochen grabbed her.
“Ah Li! Where are you going?”
Shen Li looked at Ren Qian who was walking in front of her, then looked at her hand that was grabbing hers.
“There’s still some data left in the lab that hasn’t been processed yet. Senior Brother asked me to go over.”
When He Xiaochen heard that she was leaving, she hurriedly glanced over and saw that Ren Qian was already standing under a tree outside the teaching building.
It seemed like he was waiting for her to “move”.
He Xiaochen was already nervous to begin with, but this time, it was even worse.
“Then… then what should I do…”
The corners of Shen Li’s lips curled up.
“It’s just two former classmates having a little chat. Why are you panicking?”
He Xiaochen was instantly at a loss for words, and her face flushed red.
Shen Li moved her hand away without any sympathy.
He Xiaochen was nonplussed. “… Oh.”
She slowly walked over to Ren Qian’s side. She had only taken a few steps when she could not help but turn back to look at Shen Li, only to see that Shen Li had already gracefully walked.
Beautiful women were indeed unreliable!
He Xiaochen was furious.
However, there was really no room for regret in this situation.
Taking a deep breath, all she could do was brace herself to walk forward.
She walked very slowly, but Ren Qian seemed to be very patient. He merely stood there and watched her walk over step by step.
He was clearly still some distance away, and he did not say or do anything. However, He Xiaochen inexplicably felt that his gaze seemed to have substance and landed on her body with an indescribable sense of oppression.
She had never felt that time was so hard to endure before…
He Xiaochen finally managed to stand one step away from him.
It was a suffocating silence.
He Xiaochen finally could not hold it in anymore.
“Didn’t you say that you had something to say to me? Why aren’t you saying it?”
Ren Qian was carrying a backpack on one shoulder while one hand was in his pocket. When he heard that, he laughed.
“Yeah, didn’t you have something to say to me? Why don’t you say it?”
He Xiaochen’s eyes widened abruptly.
Why was this person like this?!
Ren Qian seemed to be a little surprised. “Hmm? Could it be that you came half an hour earlier just to express your opinion during the quiet study class?”
Instantly, He Xiaochen was extremely embarrassed. “I didn’t!”
It had not been easy for her to forget about the embarrassing incident from earlier! When he said that, she had remembered it again!
Ren Qian lowered his head and laughed.
He Xiaochen was confused and annoyed.
“What are you laughing at? I already said that I didn’t!”
Ren Qian finally stopped laughing, but there was still a smile on his face. “Yes, okay, I heard you.”
So what if he heard you? What kind of attitude was that?
It was obvious that he was still laughing at her!
He Xiaochen’s emotions rose and she blurted out,”If I didn’t come here to look for you, would I be embarrassing myself like this?!”
The moment she said that, she immediately covered her mouth and wanted to retract her words.
However, Ren Qian had already heard her.
He lowered his eyes and looked at her. After a long while, he said in a low voice,”Didn’t you say to wait till class was over? Why did you come half an hour earlier?”
Perhaps it was because of the rustling of the branches and leaves in the wind, but there was an inexplicable gentleness in his lowered voice.
He Xiaochen’s almond-shaped eyes became round. The words that she had prepared to argue with him suddenly became stuck in her throat. Her chest felt as if it had been hit by something, and it felt as if there was something sour inside, making it feel sore.
Her earlier arrogance quickly faded.
She looked away and cleared her throat.
“Ah, the main thing is, I have good news. If I don’t share it in time, I’ll feel terrible.”
She had not had any scheduled classes tonight. Logically speaking, she should be watching variety shows in her dorm at this time.
She could not share this news with her roommates, and neither could she share it with her friends.
All she could do was run across half of the campus and come here to share it with him.
Ren Qian nodded and asked with a smile,”What’s the good news?”
Upon saying this, He Xiaochen suddenly became spirited again.
She immediately took her phone out.
“I have super good news! I’ve won the lucky draw!”
She clicked on her own winning page and showed it to him.
“Tickets to any celebrity concert in the country! It has a time limit of a whole year! The travel fees and accommodation are all covered!”
Savoring her prize again, He Xiaochen was still extremely excited.
“How is it? Is it amazing? Isn’t my luck super good?!”
He Xiaochen was a fan of celebrities. It was no surprise that she was so excited when the award was given out.
Ren Qian looked at the winning page and paused on the name of the award for a moment. Then, he looked at He Xiaochen.
He smiled and raised his eyebrows.
“Yes, it’s awesome. So, did you come here just to let me feel envious?”
He Xiaochen looked into his smiling eyes and coughed.
“Well, not exactly!”
Ren Qian was slightly stunned. “Huh?”
He Xiaochen quickly looked away and pointed at the phone. Her ears were already red.
She forced herself to speak calmly.
“Did you look at this prize clearly?”
Ren Qian suddenly fell silent for a moment and cast her a side look.
Even though the night was dark, he could still see the redness spreading to the side of her face.
A few seconds later, he responded.
He Xiaochen did not dare to look at him. Her eyes were glued to the phone screen.
“I’ve asked about it. This award… this award can only be received by a couple.”
A moment later, Ren Qian responded again.
He was standing right next to her. He was not close to her, but he was very close.
He was so close that she could feel his gaze, his breathing, and every sound he responded to clearly fell on her ears.
He Xiaochen’s face was so red that she felt like it was about to explode. Her heart was beating fast, and even her hands had gone slightly numb.
She said, “Don’t you think it’s a coincidence? I just happen to be short of a boyfriend.”
The time was after the evening class. The teaching building was brightly lit, and the students walked out one after another. The crowd was noisy.
But at this moment, all the voices seemed to have disappeared in an instant. Not even a vague remnant seemed to have been left behind.
Only her voice was so clear that it covered all the voices.
The wind seemed to be still, but there seemed to be even more passionate voices ringing out one after another.
After an unknown amount of time, Ren Qian tried his best to suppress all the tumultuous noise in his heart and asked quietly, “So?”
He Xiaochen turned around, took half a step forward, and raised her arms to hug him.
Her flushed face was buried in his neck until she was not even allowed to sneak a peek at the night sky. Only the soft voice moved with the wind and fell on his heart.
“So, will you be my boyfriend?”