Chapter 1529: Elevator Man and Woman
Chapter 1833: Elevator Man and Woman
Zhao Ying frowned immediately when she heard Fan Jinzhe’s voice. She was very disgusted by him. Although he was a bit capable, he always bragged and was fickle-minded. It was also not a secret among her classmates that he had become a bar waitress’s sugar daddy. Several classmates who were close with Fan Jinzhe had met this lady and even had a meal together so the news quickly passed to the class. Since the walls have ears, nearly everyone in the class had learned about it.
Zhao Ying had an unspoken disgust towards Fan Jinzhe who clearly led a playboy life yet proclaimed to be a gentleman. He was fundamentally different from Yang Ming. He was a hypocrite but Yang Ming was a real villain.
“You go first. I still have something to do,” Zhao Ying said slowly while slowing down her packing speed.
“Hehe, it’s okay. I just happen to be free. If you have something to do, I’ll wait for you. I’ll accompany you if you want to.” Fan Jinzhe was thick-skinned. While speaking, he sat down in a seat not far from Zhao Ying.
“…” Zhao Ying was speechless. Did Fan Jinzhe not see my disgust towards him?
Fan Jinzhe naturally could see that Zhao Ying disliked him, but it did not matter in his opinion.
As long as he remained committed, he would definitely be able to get the girl. To pick up a girl, one has to be thick-skinned. After some time, it will naturally be fine.
Zhao Ying didn’t expect Fan Jinzhe to act this way. She packed her things and walked towards the classroom door gloomily.
Fan Jinzhe smirked slightly, stood up and quickly followed her. He naturally knew that Zhao Ying did not have anything to do. She just said that because she wanted to avoid him. But he did not mind. Does that mean she did not have anything to do now?
Zhao Ying naturally did not want to do anything to avoid being even more annoyed as Fan Jinzhe was following her. She might as well go straight to Class 303 and wait for the next class.
Although there was still half an hour until the next class, Zhao Ying decided to read in the classroom.
Zhao Ying walked quickly towards the elevator and wanted to shake off Fan Jinzhe. When she walked fast, Fan Jinzhe walked fast; when she slowed down, Fan Jinzhe slowed down as well. When the elevator arrived, Fan Jinzhe entered too.
The elevator was a public facility and was not Zhao Ying’s home, so she had no reason to kick Fan Jinzhe out.
At this time, many classes had already ended and only postgraduate students had some special classes to attend. So there were not many people in the elevator. There were only a man and a woman who looked like a couple. After Zhao Ying entered the elevator, she pressed the button for the third floor. Fan Jinzhe came in and stood beside Zhao Ying with a smile.
After the elevator door closed, the man and woman who were already in the elevator started talking.
“I didn’t expect you to be so beautiful!” The man looked at the woman admiringly.
“Hehe, really?” The woman listened to the man and lowered her head shyly.
“Yeah, you’re a hundred times more beautiful than the haughty girl I was chasing after in reality. If I knew you were so beautiful, I would have chased after you so much earlier. Why should I pursue such a haughty girl and get ridiculed by her for no reason?” The man sighed.
“You’re still talking about it. Didn’t I help you straighten things out on the Internet long ago to not put all your eggs in one basket? You didn’t listen to me back then. Why did you suddenly change your mind now?” The woman rolled her eyes and said charmingly.
It was undeniable that the woman could be categorized as beautiful. Although she was not as beautiful as Zhao Ying, she was considered as a higher-than-average beauty in the College of Science and Technology which had scarce beauties.
“By the way, what happened to the boyfriend you told me about?” The man suddenly remembered that the woman had a boyfriend in reality, and the situation suddenly became awkward.
“He… is still the same as before. Didn’t I tell you before? I always feel like we have a gap between us, and he’s sometimes cold but sometimes warm towards me. We are not making much progress,” The woman sighed and shook her head.
“So… what are you going to do? Do you still want to continue like this?” When the elevator man in the elevator heard the woman’s words, he suddenly felt like he had a chance and asked her quickly.
“I don’t know…” The woman shook her head.
“Oh…” The man hesitated for a moment, and finally summoned up his courage, “You and I are a couple in the online game… Should we try to make it happen in reality too?”
“This…” The woman obviously hesitated slightly and was a bit tempted by the man’s words, but as a reserved girl, she said, “The Internet is the Internet, reality is reality.”
“We have already met. Aren’t we already friends in reality?” said the man unwillingly.
“This…” It was apparent that the woman had feelings for the man, but it was so sudden that she couldn’t accept it.
“I also know that I said it abruptly. But I like you. It’s the same on the Internet. After I met you today, that feeling extended into reality. I believe you have the same feelings as me. Is that right?” The elevator man said affectionately, “If not, let’s go eat something first. You think about it slowly. There’s no need to rush to promise me. How about it?”
“En…” The elevator woman blushed and nodded her head. But anyone could notice that the woman was keen to agree. Otherwise, she would not even accept the man’s invitation.
What, really? They managed to hook up just like this? Isn’t this a bit too impressive? Fan Jinzhe naturally could hear their conversation and looked at the lonely Zhao Ying beside him. He then shifted his gaze to the intimate pair next to him and felt that it was unfair in his heart.
How come? They just met and managed to hook up. He worked so hard but he still could not get any results. This is so unfair! Just Look at the man. He’s not very handsome and does not even wear any branded clothes. How did he still manage to pursue a girl?
However, Zhao Ying had a strange feeling when viewing this scene. Zhao Ying even wondered if it was God’s intention to send this man and woman pair in front of her to hint her something.
The dialogue and identities of this man and woman were like her, Yang Ming and ‘There’s No True Love In This World’. In this kind of triangle relationship, the final outcome was already obvious. The man and woman in the elevator would definitely get together. She was still unsure of her choice. What should I do now?
This made Zhao Ying’s previously wavering heart shake even more.
The elevator stopped on the third floor and Zhao Ying got out. She did not bother to see what would happen to the elevator man and woman since she had already arrived at her classroom.
Fan Jinzhe naturally followed Zhao Ying out of the elevator, but after the elevator door closed, he said disdainfully, “Online dating? It sounds unreliable. How is that possible? I think both of them are acting. They must be out of their mind.”
Fan Jinzhe was jealous of the elevator man and said such sour words. He did not think that Zhao Ying was very optimistic about this man and woman pair. Even Zhao Ying herself was deeply troubled by online dating so she resonated with them.
When she heard Fan Jinzhe actually showed disdain against this man and woman pair in the elevator and said that they were out of their mind, she naturally fell into a bad mood. She looked at Fan Jinzhe slightly and walked quickly to the classroom without answering him.
Fan Jinzhe was stunned. He did not know how he had offended Zhao Ying. Although Zhao Ying did not talk to him just now, she did not perform any aggressive actions too. But now, it was obvious that Zhao Ying wanted to shake him off.
Did my words about the man and woman in the elevator offend Zhao Ying? Does Zhao Ying know them? No. If she knows them, she would have said something. From the way Zhao Ying and the man and woman in the elevator acted, it looks like they did not know each other.
Could it be that Zhao Ying supported this man and woman pair in the elevator? Fan Jinzhe thought it was very possible. He quickly caught up with Zhao Ying and said, “Zhao Ying, actually I was just joking. I am very optimistic about them too!”
Zhao Ying ignored Fan Jinzhe. She entered the classroom and found a table for two by the window. She sat on the outside and no one could go inside.
After all, there were not a lot of postgraduate students and some of them were skipping classes. A classroom half-filled was already impressive. The management of postgraduate students was much laxer than undergraduate students. Classes could usually be skipped if fixed internships and group activities were attended and the thesis of each semester was completed. It was not mandatory to attend class.
Zhao Ying really wanted to learn, so she did not miss every class.
Fan Jinzhe wanted to sit next to Zhao Ying, but Zhao Ying chose this kind of seat every time. He had no choice but to sit behind or at the table next to Zhao Ying.
Chapter 1834: Investigating Yang Ming
After she settled down, Zhao Ying took the books regarding world economics out of her bag and started to read it. But in her heart, she was still thinking about the things between her, Yang Ming and ‘There’s No True Love in This World’.
Fan Jinzhe originally wanted to find a chance to chat with Zhao Ying, but once he saw her start reading he could not find any suitable topic to talk to her about. He wanted to talk to her about studies but Fan Jinzhe had just transferred to the Economics department and he was not familiar with the material. He also did not have the heart to study previously when he was being troubled by the vengeful spirit so he knew nothing about world economics.
Yang Ming, Hmph. You dared to fool me. I will not forgive you! Fan Jinzhe said resentfully in his heart.
However, he knew that since Yang Ming could invite Sun Jie and Zhao Ying to dinner at the Song Jiang International Hotel, he definitely was not an ordinary person and he might have a superior family background. Even though Fan Jinzhe wanted to stir up trouble for Yang Ming, he might not have the capability to do so. He had to plan carefully and not be reckless.
Of course, he had to find out where Yang Ming was first. He first suspected that Yang Ming was also a student of the Song Jiang Industry University, that was why he knew Sun Jie. But on second thought, Yang Ming did not leave with Sun Jie during that day. If Yang Ming was also a student of that school, why didn’t they go to the Song Jiang International Hotel together?
So Fan Jinzhe did not have much hope and entrusted a junior working in the student union to investigate him. However, the junior was busy a few days ago and said that he would contact Fan Jinzhe once he was free.
Fan Jinzhe was not in a hurry since he never thought that Yang Ming could be a student at the Song Jiang Industry University. A day earlier or later would not have much impact.
Just as he was thinking about how to strike up a conversation with Zhao Ying, Fan Jinzhe’s phone rang. It seemed rather abrupt in the quiet classroom.
Postgraduate students willing to attend class on time were naturally the kind of students who liked to study. Everyone was reading a book quietly and they would turn their phone to vibrate mode when they entered the classroom. Hence, Fan Jinzhe’s ringtone appalled them.
Many people looked up and found the ringtone’s source. They then glared at Fan Jinzhe.
Fan Jinzhe was a little embarrassed, and he naturally knew that he had spiked the publics’ anger. He was not the kind of student who liked to study and the only reason why he attended elective classes was to see if he could meet any beauties. He never expected to meet Zhao Ying.
He also knew that it was impolite to answer his phone in the classroom. However, he wasn’t quite self-aware to turn off his mobile phone when he entered the classroom, resulting in the current situation.
Fan Jinzhe could only make an apology gesture, grab his mobile phone and run out of the classroom. The people in the classroom lowered their heads again and returned to their affairs.
Fan Jinzhe walked far away from the classroom and looked at the caller ID on his mobile phone. It was actually his junior from the student union.
“Hello? Xiao Biao,” Fan Jinzhe answered the phone.
“Brother Zhe? It’s me. When you called me a few days ago, the student union was having a meeting so I couldn’t tell you the details. I have been busy these past few days and couldn’t call you. You don’t mind right?” said Xiao Biao with a smile.
Xiao Biao obviously valued Fan Jinzhe very much. It was very difficult to find employment nowadays, especially for Xiao Biao whose family did not have much background. Although he managed to get a position in the student union, it was not very useful in society.
Seeing that his junior year was about to pass and he needed to start job seeking during senior year, Xiao Biao started to pay attention. He was introduced to Fan Jinzhe through a friend. He knew Fan Jinzhe ran a company outside the school and although it was small-scaled, the benefits were good and employees had a high wage too. He thought that he was unable to find a job in the future, he could still pass time at Fan Jinzhe’s company. So for that to happen, he had to build a good connection with Fan Jinzhe now.
“It’s okay.” Fan Jinzhe did not expect Yang Ming to be in this school. Asking Xiao Biao to look for him was just an unintentional move and he did not really care about it, “I just wanted to ask you about someone. Can you help me ask around if this person is from our school?”
“Oh, looking for someone. This is easy to handle. Just tell me their name and gender and I’ll ask the discipline department in the student union to check their files.” Xiao Biao heard it was a matter like this and relaxed. This is an easy task.
The student union discipline department had files of the entire student dormitory. Every student was registered to make the roll call before bedtime easier. As long as the person’s name and gender was known, it would be easy to locate them.
“That’s great. It’s a man named Yang Ming,” said Fan Jinzhe. “He should be about the same age as you and I. I can’t be sure.”
“Yang Ming?” Xiao Biao was stunned, “Which Yang Ming?”
“Why? Is there another Yang Ming in the school?” Fan Jinzhe was also dumbfounded. He did not expect Xiao Biao to ask such a question.
“There’s a freshman called Yang Ming in the computer science department of our school. He’s very famous in our school and he even performed in the art festival. He’s an idol of many students in our school!” said Xiao Biao. “I don’t know if this is the Yang Ming you are talking about. Maybe there is another Yang Ming in our school?”
“Art festival? Really?” Fan Jinzhe was a postgraduate student and he basically did not participate in activities such as the art festival. Such activities were not mandatory for postgraduate students and they could either choose to participate or be absent. Fan Jinzhe would especially not even bother to participate because of his business outside.
Fan Jinzhe generally did not attend any event unless it was deemed mandatory by the postgraduate department.
“Brother Zhe, where are you now? I’ll go to the student union now and look for the files of everyone named Yang Ming in the school. I’ll show them to you, and you’ll know if it’s him!”
“Alright. I’m on the third floor of the teaching building at the School of Economics. Give me a call when you arrive,” said Fan Jinzhe.
“Okay. I’ll go over when I’m done,” Xiao Biao said and hung up.
This school really has someone called Yang Ming? Is it that brat? However, Yang Ming is a very common name. Someone else might also be called Yang Ming in the same class, never mind a school. Fan Jinzhe did not really take it into heart.
Especially after hearing that this famous Yang Ming was just a freshman, he felt that it was impossible for him to be Sun Jie’s boyfriend as she was a postgraduate student. Both of them have a huge age gap, so how could they be lovers?
Fan Jinzhe wanted to return to the classroom, but thinking that Xiao Biao would give him a call later, he did not return. He went to the bathroom and lit a cigarette to smoke.
Xiao Biao was very efficient. In about ten minutes, Fan Jinzhe received a call and he immediately picked it up.
“Xiao Biao, are you here?” Fan Jinzhe asked.
“Yes, Brother Zhe, I have already reached the third floor of the School of Economics’ teaching building. I am near the elevator? Where are you?” said Xiao Biao breathlessly. It was apparent that he was tired.
Fan Jinzhe was quite touched. It seemed that Xiao Biao had really put his heart on the line to do something for him, “I’m smoking in the bathroom on the third floor. I’ll come out now.”
Fan Jinzhe threw the cigarette into the trash can as he said this. He then walked out of the bathroom, and said, “Alright, I see you.”
Fan Jinzhe waved at the Xiao Biao by the elevator and walked over quickly.
“Brother Zhe!” Xiao Biao also walked over quickly. He then proceeded to pass a stack of printed materials to Fan Jinzhe, “These are the files of the people named Yang Ming in our school. There’s just one in school and he is the person I was talking about. One of them has already graduated, and another one is a postgraduate student in a correspondence study course who is out of town and not in school at all.”
“Oh, let me see!” Fan Jinzhe was interested in the postgraduate student of Professor Han. Although Xiao Biao said that this person does not attend school, doesn’t it answer the question of why he did not leave with Sun Jie that day?