Chapter 29: Just What Is So Good About Su Jian? How Is She Better Than Me?
Till the end of the movie, An Yize did not speak to Su Jian, he only used his hands to hug him. After that incident, Su Jian was completely absorbed in watching the movie and did not care about anything else. He finished the movie comfortably in An Yize’s embrace.
After the movie has ended, Su Jian felt that it was still not enough. However, as soon as the room lit up, he stuck out his head curiously and looked towards the neighboring couple that stood up.
It was a couple that was similar to them. The man seemed to be in his 30s, but he did not look as young as An Yize, and neither was he as handsome as An Yize. The woman looked like she was in her 20s and she looked pure. Never would he expect that she would engage in such an unrestrained act.
An Yize stroked Su Jian’s hair gently as he asked, “What are you doing?”
Su Jian turned his head back immediately, “It’s nothing! Let’s go!”
An Yize held him back, “Wait for the others to leave first, so that they will not bump into you.”
Su Jian sat down obediently. After most of the people left, An Yize helped him up. Su Jian held his crutches firmly. Suddenly, he saw the rose on his seat and was shocked: Shit! I didn’t notice that I flattened the rose by sitting on it!
After all, this was something that An Yize had bought for him. Su Jian finally understood. An Yize bought the flower for him in order to show that they were a “loving” couple. After all, they were now outside and it was also the Qixi Festival. As a husband, it would be strange if he didn’t buy some flowers for his wife. On the contrary, he did not cooperate at all and even crushed the rose that was gifted by his husband into a rose biscuit! Su Jian felt a little guilty. He pretended to be enthusiastic, “Don’t forget the rose you gave me!”
Noticing the flattened corpse of the rose, An Yize said silently, “Since it’s spoilt, then let’s just discard it.”
“How can we do that!” Su Jian said righteously: “This is something you bought for me! No matter what it has become, I still want it!”
An Yize looked at him before picking up the desolate rose silently.
Su Jian emphasized, “Hold it carefully!”
As for what the rest of the crowd, they saw a beautiful girl holding crutches, followed by an attractive man holding a half-dead rose with a wooden face walking out.
“Hey look, there’s a handsome man over there!”
“Wow, he’s very handsome! He also resembles Ye Lang!”
“Oh, that’s true! He does look a bit like Ye Lang! However, is the girl holding the crutches his girlfriend? Sigh… Why does every handsome man have a girlfriend?”
“That should be the case. If not, why is he helping her?”
“It’s not certain. Maybe he is just a compassionate person helping the disabled?”
Not far away, the conversation of the two girls could faintly be heard. Once Su Jian heard their conversation, he knew that they were talking about An Yize and could not help but feel sour. In addition, he wasn’t sure if it was because he was feeling too sour, but his stomach felt uncomfortable.
“Yize.” An Yize stopped his steps. “I want to go to the washroom.”
An Yize nodded his head: “Then, I will wait for you here.”
“Okay.” Su Jian moved forward slightly, but stopped suddenly. Slightly embarrassed, he added, “It might take a while.”
An Yize replied, “I will wait for you. Be careful.”
An Yize watched as Su Jian entered the washroom, only looking away after he entered safely. He glanced at the flattened rose in his hands. “This is something you bought for me.” Recalling what Su Jian said earlier, his lips formed slight smile unconsciously.
“Brother Yize?” Suddenly, a female voice sounded behind him.
Turning around, An Yize saw Bai Ningxue in a dress with her black hair. She was standing prettily slightly behind him, staring at him in surprise.
“Brother Yize, it’s really you! I thought I was mistaken!” Bai Ningxue said happily while briskly walking towards him. Coincidently, she was wearing a new pair of high heels today. The heels were very tall and thin. Adding on to the smooth floor and her quick steps, she accidentally slipped.
“Ah!” Bai Ningxue exclaimed.
An Yize stepped forward to help her up. “Are you alright? Are you hurt anywhere?”
Bai Ningxue slowly stood up. However, halfway up, she could not support herself properly. With her brows knitted, she fell onto An Yize’s body and voiced, “Ouch!”
An Yize could only support her. “Can you walk?”
Bai Ningxue was supported by An Yize’s body. With a pained face, she said, “I think I sprained my ankle.”
An Yize helped her to a seat nearby. Looking around, he asked, “You came alone?”
“En.” Bai Ningxue nodded his head. “I never thought that I would meet you here. Did brother Yize come here alone as well?”
“No.” An Yize continued, “I came with Jian Jian.”
“Oh.” Feeling dejected, Bai Ningxue asked, “Then where is Miss Su?”
An Yize replied, “She went to the washroom.”
“So it’s like this.” With a smile, Bai Ningxue said, “Brother Yize, you can go and wait for Miss Su, no need to be concerned with me.”
An Yize was silent for a moment before he said, “I will take you to the car.”
Bai Ningxue’s eyes flashed in surprise: “Brother Yize, you are sending me home?”
“I’m only sending you to your car. You can call the chauffeur to have him pick you up.” An Yize continued, “Sorry, I have to wait for Jian Jian.”
Bai Ningxue turned gloomy and smiled forcefully. “It’s nothing.”
An Yize glanced towards the washroom before moving swiftly. He helped Bai Ningxue towards the lift: “Is your car at the basement carpark?”
“En.” With half of her body leaning on An Yize, Bai Ningxue moved forward with her injured leg. Immediately, she frowned and said, “It hurts.”
An Yize supported her into the lift and consoled her by saying, “Bear with it for a moment.”
As the lift descended to the basement carpark, An Yize found Bai Ningxue’s car. With Bai Ningxue leaning on him, he said, “The chauffeur said that he will be here soon. Just wait for a while in the car.”
After speaking, An Yize opened the car door and helped Bai Ningxue in. However, Bai Ningxue turned around and hugged his waist suddenly.
An Yize did not move: “Ningxue?”
“Brother Yize,” Bai Ningxue’s hands tightened, burying her face into his bosom. She exclaimed, “Don’t go!”
An Yize stiffened for a moment before gently pushing her away. “Sorry, I still have plans.”
However, Bai Ningxue hugged him tightly and did not let go. Looking at him sadly, she said: “Brother Yize, don’t leave me alone! Don’t abandon me! I like you!”
An Yize was silent before continuing: “Ningxue, I’m married.”
“I don’t care!” Bai Ningxue looked at him with deep love: “I know that you are not truly in love with Su Jian…”
“I am.” An Yize interrupted her.
“You’re not!” With eyes filled with tears, she said, “Brother Yize, did you know? For so many years, I have always liked you, but you always looked at sister Ji alone. She doesn’t even love you…”
“Ningxue!” An Yize interrupted her with a deep voice.
Tears flowed down Bai Ningxue’s face. With a sad, seemingly pitiful look, she said, “When sister Ji is engaged, I thought you would finally look at me. However, you unexpectedly married someone else! Just what is so good about Su Jian? How is she better than me?”
“You don’t need to compare yourself with her.”
“But she is married to you!” Bai Ningxue’s eyes flashed with jealousy, but it quickly disappeared. What remained was a face full of affection: “Brother Yize, I don’t mind. Even if you are married, I can wait…”
However, An Yize still pushed her away slowly but resolutely, “Ningxue, I’m sorry.”