Chapter 629: An Inadvertent Peek into an Inner Voice
After Hou Zhenhan left, Yang Ming and Zhao Ying started to wander from the entrance of the temple fair. After all, Zhao Ying was a little older. Although the things at the temple fair were novel, she wasn’t as eager as Chen Mengyan to try.
On the business street, she bought some gadgets casually. Then, the two of them went back to the performance street. Why didn’t they visit the entertainment street first? It was because Yang Ming found it awkward to be there. Yang Ming was afraid that Zhao Ying would bring him to play some games, so Yang Ming took Zhao Ying to another path unconsciously.
“It’s really lively here!” Zhao Ying looked at the crowds and said sincerely, “I have stayed in Song Jiang for so many years and yet this is still my first visit to the temple fair!”
“Why did you go back during Chinese New Year? Naturally, you wouldn’t be able to witness it!” Yang Ming smiled.
“Yeah, I was occupied with taking care of students like you in the past. I had no time to learn about these things!” Zhao Ying nodded and said, “Now, after going back to be a student, I finally have time to do what I like.”
“Right, Sister Ying, are you not going to be a teacher again?” asked Yang Ming.
“Didn’t I say it already…? I want to be a strong woman in the business field…” Zhao Ying nodded and said in aspiration. “It is just that my parents think that a teacher’s career is stable and the income is good. They don’t want me to do business…”
“In that case, why are you still studying in the postgraduate economics program?” Yang Ming asked with a smile.
“Hehe, I did it behind my parents’ back. But it had become a fact, and they can’t do anything!” Zhao Ying also smiled a little slyly. “I acted first before getting approval. By the time they learned about it, it was already too late… Eh? Yang Ming, what is that? How come there are so many people?”
Zhao Ying suddenly said this as she pointed in a direction not far away.
“Oh?” Yang Ming looked up and noticed a show of a beauty and a python! A very beautiful young woman was dancing with a huge and horrible big python, attracting everyone to cheer.
“It’s a performance of a beauty and a python!” Yang Ming said to Zhao Ying, “There are a lot of people watching. Let’s take a look, too.”
“Of course, we have to go!” Since Zhao Ying came here, she didn’t want to have any regrets. But after two steps, she said. “Wait. Yang Ming, when did your eyesight become so good?”
“I… wear contact lenses…” Yang Ming broke into a sweat. He quickly replied in a cursory way. Also, at such a long distance, no one could see it clearly. I actually said it in great accuracy!
“Contact lenses?” Zhao Ying was surprised. “Do you wear contact lenses?”
“Yeah, have you forgotten it? When I was in Grade 12, there was an exam. You also helped me wear the contact lenses!” Yang Ming nodded.
“Oh! I remember it. It was that time!” Zhao Ying nodded. “I thought you were deliberately distracting my attention to cheat! Are you really near-sighted?”
“Hehe! It’s mild, not a big deal…” Yang Ming smiled in embarrassment. He was afraid that Zhao Ying would continue asking and reveal the truth so he shifted the topic. “Sister Ying, why don’t you believe in my strength? Do I need to distract the proctor’s attention in order to cheat…?”
The meaning behind Yang Ming’s words was that if he wanted to cheat, he would copy answers directly. He wouldn’t use such an inferior move.
“Hehe, then why did I find that your paper is the same as Zhang Bing’s paper? Do you have a good explanation?” asked Zhao Ying.
“My academics were better than his… Maybe he copied mine.” Yang Ming boasted shamelessly.
“It seems that his name was written on your paper, right?” Zhao Ying snorted. Now Yang Ming’s score was better than Zhang Bing’s. That was certain. In the past, that wasn’t the case.
The two of them were having their idle chatter, and then they came to the place where the crowd gathered.
Sure enough, the performance inside was a show between a beauty and a python. A young woman was dancing with a giant snake, hovering back and forth in the air. The snake danced with her movements!
The people present were amazed. Zhao Ying was also enchanted with excitement. It’s no wonder that the girls were more interested in this show. It was apparent, based on the visitors who were screaming and clapping.
Suddenly, the young woman’s gesture changed. The python’s body became straight, fluttering back and forth on a wooden stick that the young woman waved. Then, the python suddenly opened its big mouth. No one knew what the young woman sprayed in front of its mouth. A fire dragon flew out with a “hu” right in the direction of Yang Ming and Zhao Ying!
“Ah!” Zhao Ying was shocked as she shouted in a panic because the flame almost burnt her and Yang Ming!
Of course, this was just what she thought. In fact, the flame was still a long distance from them. Even if it touched someone, it didn’t matter because it was a special low-temperature flame for performance. It wouldn’t burn anyone.
But Zhao Ying didn’t know. In a panic, she grabbed Yang Ming’s arm and hid her whole body behind Yang Ming! This was a girl’s unique nature. When a girl was in danger, she liked to hide behind a man.
In Zhao Ying’s subconscious mind, Yang Ming had already become someone she depended upon. So this idea was more concentrated. When the flame came, she subconsciously thought that Yang Ming would protect her!
Yang Ming couldn’t help but smile when he noticed Zhao Ying’s appearance. It was rare that Zhao Ying would show her feminine side in front of him. It hadn’t been like this for a long time!
Yang Ming sighed as he took advantage of the opportunity and hugged Zhao Ying’s shoulders to make her more comfortable in his arms. In fact, the girls who were present, not only Zhao Ying, had this reaction. Many girls were like Zhao Ying, they screamed and ran into their boyfriend’s arms.
The flame disappeared in an instant. In the calmness, it seemed to have never appeared. No one present in the performance was burned. At this time, the girls screamed again and applauded at the performer.
Zhao Ying was also aware of the flirtatious situation between them. She awkwardly broke away from Yang Ming’s arm, and she coughed two times with a blush. She didn’t know what to say!
Although Yang Ming moved his hands on her, she also took the initiative to pull Yang Ming’s arm. Yang Ming was only one step further from the baseline. He can’t be labeled as a punk for that, right? This matter is ambiguous!
Yang Ming didn’t insist. As Zhao Ying struggled, Yang Ming released his hand. The action was natural, without the slightest pretentiousness, so that Zhao Ying had no way to find fault with Yang Ming.
In fact, Yang Ming was now guessing about Zhao Ying’s psychology. The moment just now, especially in the moment of danger, was the most real moment of Zhao Ying’s inner thoughts!
In the face of danger, few people could keep calm in an instant. This panic-filled moment reflected the true thoughts of this person! Therefore, in the time of danger, what Zhao Ying did first was to hold his arm tightly and hide behind him.
What does this mean?
The most likely thing is that in Zhao Ying’s heart, she still regards me as someone to rely upon just like the past. It is unknown why Zhao Ying is now a lot colder in her attitude to me.
Is it because of Chen Mengyan? I can’t rule out this possibility.
Another guess is that Zhao Ying just used me as a shield. When the danger came, she simply grabbed a person and put the person in front! This is a human instinct and a realistic guess. If this was the case, then Zhao Ying could also use any person as a shield no matter who the person was… However, it seems that the Zhao Ying isn’t that kind of person…
All of this was Yang Ming’s guess. Zhao Ying’s expression had returned to a normal state now as if the event just now hadn’t happened. While Yang Ming sighed, he was helpless as well. The thoughts of one person are the most difficult to ponder upon.
“Were you scared just now?” Yang Ming asked with a smile.
“En, a little… I thought the fire was going to burn me!” Zhao Yingxin nodded with lingering fear.
“Then you put me in front of you. Aren’t you afraid that it will burn me?” Yang Ming didn’t understand, so naturally, he planned to prompt Zhao Ying’s words.
Zhao Ying wasn’t prepared. How would she know that Yang Ming was prompting her? She didn’t even think about it and said, “At that time, I subconsciously thought that you can protect me! Yang Ming, didn’t you say it before? You will protect your sister? Why? Are you going to take back your words?”
“How can I!?” Yang Ming said it with a smile, but his heart was overjoyed. Sure enough, inadvertently, Zhao Ying still revealed her inner voice. Zhao Ying trusted me but this kind of trust, was it based on the relationship between the younger brother and the elder sister… or something else?
Zhao Ying’s last sentence about protecting the sister made Yang Ming a little confused. Does Zhao Ying treat me as a younger brother?