Translator: Yunyi Editor: Yunyi
Mo Ziyan couldn’t help but laugh . However, she did not continue with the conversation, because at that moment, she received a phone call from Gu Qingli, “Ziyan, are you free?”
“Yes, what’s wrong, Professor Gu?”
“Go to the main entrance of the campus and help me receive some doc.u.ments…” Gu Qingli instructed .
“OK . ” After Mo Ziyan was done talking, she immediately put on a pair of shoes . She then headed towards the entrance to receive Gu Qingli’s doc.u.ments and deliver them to him .
At that time, Gu Qingli was preparing for his cla.s.s . As soon as he saw Mo Ziyan, he stretched out his hand to receive the doc.u.ments from her, “Are you free this afternoon?”
“Yes . ”
“In that case, sit here and read some books . We can have dinner together later . ”
Mo Ziyan was suspicious of Gu Qingli’s reason for calling her out, but now that temptation was before her, she didn’t mind so much . Besides, Gu Qingli was obviously testing her . With such a handsome face before her, how was she to concentrate?
It was apparent that Gu Qingli was doing this on purpose as he ignored Mo Ziyan and continued to prepare for his cla.s.s .
Soon, it was time to finish work .
“You can leave first . I’ll follow behind . ” Gu Qingli was thoughtful . He knew that Mo Ziyan would feel awkward, so he asked her to wait for him downstairs .
Mo Ziyan packed her things and left the office . She then waited beside the gates of the campus . As she spotted Gu Qingli approaching from the distance, her heart began to race .
This time, Gu Qingli did not drive again . Instead he walked with Mo Ziyan to a restaurant that was a fair distance away .
Mo Ziyan suspected that he went so far to avoid running into familiar faces, but Gu Qingli explained, “It’s not that I want to hide your existence . I simply feel this is more convenient and I don’t want people to disturb you . The most important thing for you now, is to focus on your exams . ”
Mo Ziyan immediately relaxed . But, how did Gu Qingli know what she was thinking?
She started to wonder whether he had planted a spy bug in her stomach .
“I have a lot of cla.s.ses, but I wanted to see you, so…I asked you to run some small errands for me . You didn’t mind, did you?”
Mo Ziyan quickly shook her head .
Gu Qingli smiled . He then lifted his wrist to check the time . It was still early, so he asked Mo Ziyan, “Are there any good films recently? Do you want to watch something?”
Mo Ziyan lifted her head in surprise, unsure how to respond .
“Or, are you busy tonight?”
“Even if I was busy, I would postpone it,” Mo Ziyan quickly replied . “What I mean is…I don’t have anything on tonight; I’m free . ”
“Silly . ”
Mo Ziyan’s feelings were written all over her face; Gu Qingli didn’t even have to guess how she felt .
But, for some reason, Gu Qingli found this extremely cute, “What do you want to watch? Or are you OK with anything?”
“Anything is fine,” Mo Ziyan replied .
After all, she was simply there to watch a particular person . Gu Qingli understood what she thought, so he satisfied her wish, as well as his, by selecting a 3-hour long musical .
For Mo Ziyan, it really didn’t matter what they were watching . All that mattered was the person sitting next to her .
Gu Qingli was very thoughtful towards Mo Ziyan . After dinner finished, he walked her over to the theater .
Gu Qingli was a well cultured man and Mo Ziyan was completely mesmerized by this…
But, this man happened to be her professor .
Soon, Gu Qingli prepared the tickets and popcorn and gestured for Mo Ziyan to follow him in . After they sat down, he handed the popcorn to Mo Ziyan .
“I wasn’t sure whether you liked sweet stuff, but I bought it anyway . ”
Amidst the darkness, Mo Ziyan held onto the popcorn as her heart filled with joy!
“Are you still thinking that this is all a dream?” Gu Qingli suddenly asked before the film started playing . “I’m actually not as unapproachable as everyone thinks . I’m just a normal person . ”
“Not anymore,” Mo Ziyan shook her head . Gu Qingli’s arm was resting on the back of her chair, so she finally realized that everything was real .
“Are you still calling me Professor in private?” Gu Qingli asked as he looked at Mo Ziyan with a smile . “Call me Qingli, I’m not that much older than you . ”
“But, Qingli sounds a little distant,” Mo Ziyan replied .
“I’m the fourth oldest in my family . You can call me Brother Four . ”
Mo Ziyan accepted this name . At least, it sounded a lot closer than ‘Qingli’ .
“Since we’ve left the campus, you should forget our ident.i.ties . You are not my student and I am not your professor . We are just a man and a woman, OK?”
“How could that not be OK?” Mo Ziyan thought to herself .
At that moment, Gu Qingli retrieved his arm and bravely held onto Mo Ziyan’s hand in the dark .
Mo Ziyan was stunned . She never expected Gu Qingli’s hand to be so slender and warm…
“I think, we can be together,” Gu Qingli suddenly said underneath the flickering light of the screen before them .
Mo Ziyan felt like she was on cloud nine . But, a moment later, she quickly pinched herself .
When Gu Qingli saw this, he couldn’t help but laugh, “This is real, Ziyan . You’re more attractive and impressive than you think . Don’t think that you’re not worthy of me – I’m actually not worthy of you . ”
“Gu…Brother Four . This is too sudden . It doesn’t feel real at all . ”
Gu Qingli gripped her hand tighter . After the film finished, he began to explain as they walked hand-in-hand down the street, “I’m a person that believes in first impressions . You made me feel comfortable and calm when I first saw you . Plus, as soon as I discovered how you felt, the first thing I did was look for your confession letter rather than worry about being bothered by you . ”
“This means, I never disliked the fact that you liked me . ”
“After these past two days of getting to know you, I’ve realized that I really want to discover more of your cute antics . That’s why…I would like to be your boyfriend . ”
“I’m sorry if you feel this is too casual . It’s just, I know you’ve already understood me well over the past 4 years, so I don’t think you still need time to understand me any more,” Gu Qingli laughed . “Would you agree?”
Mo Ziyan couldn’t help but nod . “I can try my best to understand you and care about you . But, I think I will feel more confident if you were my girlfriend . I’m sure you feel the same . ”
“To me, you are different to everyone else . Since that’s the case, why don’t I treat you differently to everyone else from the start?”
These words were completely effective on Mo Ziyan .
After all, Gu Qingli’s explanation was logical .
She did indeed understand him well already .
So, it was only natural for them .
However, she was originally suffering from a broken heart . How did she suddenly end up with a boyfriend?
Wasn’t Mo Ziyan about to be taken advantage of?
However, Gu Qingli never considered taking advantage of Mo Ziyan . He simply felt that she was a good girl that he couldn’t help but protect and appreciate .