Chapter 1517: Going Home
Bai Qingqing took a rest at home. After the driver who came to replace Lanky came, she got in the car and they continued on their way.
The new driver looked even more like a member of the black society than the one before. He wore a suit and was expressionless, looking like the people Brother Leopard used in the past.
Winston patted her hand to console her. “Don’t be scared. I’m here.”
Bai Qingqing wasn’t scared. She was worried for Winston, afraid that something would happen to him.
She finally made it to the long holidays. If possible, she wanted to find a proper job for him.
“Winston, you can come and fetch me when I go collect my results. I want to have a chat with you,” Bai Qingqing said.
A hint of joy flashed past quickly in Winston’s eyes, and he immediately said, “Alright!”
It was still early, so Winston had the car drive to Bai Qingqing’s place and even moved her luggage to her door. He only got off and left after she entered.
The television in the living room was screening a science-fiction movie, and the sound effects filled up the entire house. Bai Xiaofan was watching the movie while eating chips, looking very leisurely.
His winter break had started one week earlier than Bai Qingqing’s, and he had been having a wild time at home.
When Bai Xiaofan saw his sister, he leaned against the edge of the sofa and said excitedly, “Sister, I performed beyond my standards this year and almost got full marks for Mathematics! Sigh, I actually know how to do that question, but I just failed to check through properly and made a mistake.”
Bai Xiaofan looked regretful.
Bai Qingqing was very surprised. “You improved so much?”
“It’s all thanks to Teacher Ke. Mom says that she wants to invite him over for a meal and give him a big red packet,” he said.
“Uhh…” Bai Qingqing hesitated whether to reject the offer on Curtis’ behalf. Having a teacher-student play in front of her parents was a sight she couldn’t even bear to imagine.
However, Bai Xiaofan’s next line destroyed her last hope. “Mom has already called him. Teacher Ke will come on your break.”
Bai Qingqing was speechless. She suddenly had a strong urge to go back to school.
After having been through a few consecutive days of examinations, Bai Qingqing felt both physically and mentally exhausted. She couldn’t be bothered to pack her stuff and just headed to the bathroom to wash up before she lay in her bed and fell asleep.
Bai Qingqing slept all the way late into the night and didn’t even get up for dinner.
It was easy for the frugal to become extravagant, but difficult for the contrary. Bai Qingqing had gotten used to her mates’ warmth, and now that she often had to sleep by herself in the modern world, she’d always feel so cold that she couldn’t rest well.
It was the same today. Bai Qingqing was curled up under her blankets when she felt increasingly cold.
Suddenly, something warm and soft darted into her bed. Bai Qingqing unconsciously hugged and nestled against it. Warmth instantly pa.s.sed through her entire body, and she felt so comfortable that all her pores opened up. She ended up waking because it was too comfortable.
When Bai Qingqing opened her eyes, she saw a pair of gleaming eyes in the darkness which she couldn’t discern the species of. However, Bai Qingqing recognized that he was Winston and said in surprise, “Why have you come?”
“You’ve woken up?”
However, the one who replied was a cold voice in the corner of the room—Curtis.
Bai Qingqing rubbed her eyes and sat up. “You’ve come, too.”
“I saw that you were cold, so I called Winston over to warm you up. I didn’t expect to wake you.” Curtis put down the book in his hand and walked over to the bed. He was just about to sit on it when Bai Qingqing quickly put her feet against his legs.
“Don’t sit. The bed will collapse,” Bai Qingqing said solemnly.
Curtis was speechless. “You should change it.”
“Let’s sleep on the ground. Hurry up, let’s set things up right away,” said Bai Qingqing as she pushed against her blanket.
Winston turned into his human form and sat up, lifting the mattress and bedsheets together with her. Wrapped up in the cotton, Bai Qingqing felt like a sandbag.
Winston placed the “sandbag” gently on the ground and tidied things up a little. With that, the bedding was ready.