Chapter 1322: I Love You This Much
“Yes, Young Master Xia.” The person who sent the car to Xia Jinyuan was Hou Zi’s trusted assistant. He knew Xia Yiwei and Xia Jinyuan too. He knew Hou Zi’s attitude towards the two siblings very well. He replied respectfully until Xia Jinyuan drove off. Then, he turned and walked out of the parking lot.
The two of them didn’t stay in Hongkou City. They even finished their dinner in the car and drove all the way to Anyang City. When the car passed by Municipal No.1 Middle School, Ye Jian looked at the signboard that said “No.1 Middle School in Anyang City” lit up by red neon lights in the night. She couldn’t help but smile. “That year, I came to report alone. In the end, the vice-principal of Municipal No.1 Middle School told me that I could only study in Municipal No.1 Middle School as a guest student. If I didn’t agree, I wouldn’t be able to study in senior high.”
Thinking back to what happened three years ago, it felt like yesterday.
Thanks to her good memory, she still remembered what happened that day clearly. She even remembered the conversation between the vice-principal and her.
“At that time, I was quite angry. I knew that Ye Zhifan might have done something behind my back. At that time, I thought that it was fine if I didn’t study in this school. Even if I did, I’m afraid that there will be many obstacles in the university entrance examination.”
“I was angry but I remembered that I still had a way out. I tore the admission notice in front of the vice-principal and left the registration location with my luggage. I felt so good. I wanted to laugh all the way and leave.”
Unfortunately, she wasn’t an arrogant person. After she tore the admission notice, she left under the shocked gazes of the parents and students.
Xia Jinyuan, who was driving, didn’t turn his head to look. With a faint smile, he said, “I came here to look for you before. The security guard said that you weren’t here. He called to check and found out that you were on leave.”
“You came to Municipal No.1 Middle School to look for me? Why didn’t I know about it? You didn’t mention it to me.”
“It’s all in the past. What’s there to talk about?” Xia Jinyuan smiled. Seeing that she was looking at him excitedly, he continued, “When I rushed over, I saw the first snow in Anyang City. When the school security heard that I was looking for you, he told me secretively that you didn’t study there and that I can go to the grocery store in front to ask about the details.”
“When I found out that you tore the admission slip and angered the vice-principal so much that he chased you for a few miles, at that time, I wondered why the little girl was so arrogant all of a sudden. She said that she wouldn’t study. Isn’t she a little too presumptuous?”
Ye Jian laughed. “Uncle Chen and Grandpa Gen arranged four years of training for me. I didn’t think too much about it. Since Ye Zhifan interfered and I don’t want to waste a year on the first year of senior high, I might as well train with Uncle Chen and Grandpa Gen!”
“That year was the year I gained the most. I went to the highlands, the snow mountains, the plains, and almost fell into a swamp. In the end, I went to the desert.” When she mentioned the desert, Ye Jian’s eyes lit up like the stars in the sky. “Do you know what desert I went to? The Taklamakan Desert. I saw the most beautiful scenery of the desert—Euphrates poplar.”
At a red light at the intersection, Xia Jinyuan stopped the car and looked at the girl he liked with a gentle gaze. When he heard the Taklamakan Desert, his thin lips curved into a deeper and gentler smile. “I know. I also know that you trained near the Khotan River.”
“If I told you that I was there during your training, would you believe me?”
Ye Jian widened her eyes. “You were there too? Where?” He wouldn’t lie to her. If he said he was there, he must be.
“In the sky, I was in the sky,” he said softly. “In the same place and at the same time, I was piloting a fighter plane in the sky. As for you, you might have been training or sleeping.”