The Second Marriage Was Spoiled By The Boss - Chapter 2
Her son, Tong Tong has been picked up by his grandparents on the weekend.
Back home from the mall, Chen Xu cooked some noodles for dinner and then sat on the balcony. She is eating while watching the scenery out of the window.
In the early summer, the leaves of the cypress poplar were so green to turn. The children next door were also practicing the piano, and the sound of it spread far away towards the dusk.
Chen Xu listened attentively and suddenly felt a little sad.
She works in the Lending Library of S University. This is a very mechanical and boring position. Students come to borrow books. She just need swipes the numbers with the machine. There are a few times when it needs manual processing. In general, it’s just a job that doesn’t need any brains.
If she works as a counselor and tried to get a master’s degree in Spanish, she will have the chance to stay in school and teach as a real teacher.
However, Lu Zhenyu said that librarians are free and get off work early, so they can take more care of their children and their families.
So she gave up her job as a counselor and went to work in the library to hang out with a group of the 40s and 50s eldest sisters. After seven years, she forgot her major and became an edge figure in the school.
The marriage also failed to survive and only to have a young child.
Chen Xu shook her head and didn’t want to think anymore. What’s the use of being sad? In the beginning, she chose her own way and said that she would have to walk it on her knees. She could not go back.
She could only look forward and gritted her teeth. During that time, the bill came into her and she just about keeping her head above water.
After eating the noodles with the sound of a piano, Chen Xu just walked to the kitchen with the bowl, and her cell phone rang. Her best friend, Zhou Yinan, called.
“Xiao Xu, what are you doing? Have you had dinner yet?”
“Just finished eating. You didn’t say earlier about you’ll treat me to dinner.” Chen Xu sandwiched her mobile phone between her ears and shoulders, freeing up two hands to wash the dishes quickly.
“It’s so early. I’m going to come to your house to have dinner.” Zhou Yinan said with a smile, “The expansion of the company has just ended. I’m on my way home now. But the driver said that the bus will pass by your house in a moment.”
“Then come quickly. I’ll make it for you again.”
In fact, she and Zhou Yinan haven’t seen each other for half a month. Zhou Yinan and she are high school classmates. Now she works in an Internet company. Today, her company went to the suburbs to expand, but she didn’t expect to pass her home.
Twenty minutes later, Zhou Yinan appeared at Chen Xu’s door in sportswear.
After changing her shoes, she threw herself on the sofa. “I’m so tired! Teacher Chen, bring me a glass of water!”
Chen Xu glared at her in disgust. “Get up quickly, your clothes and trousers are full of dirt! It has soiled my sofa.”
“It would be better to wash it if it is dirty.” Zhou Yinan refused to get up, humming: “I haven’t sat down all day except for lunch! The company is too stingy. They’re all didn’t care about dinner!”
Chen Xu poured a glass of water into her hand and handed it to her. “I’m going to stir-fry, and you can change your clothes as soon as you finish drinking the water!”
Chen Xu has already washed and cut the vegetables. She will start to stir-fry when Zhou Yinan comes. Chen Xu’s movements were quick. In a short time, two beautiful dishes and a bowl of soup were ready.
One stir-fried chrysanthemum, one fried meat with mushroom and cauliflower, one egg soup with towel gourd. They are all home-made dishes, but they are all made with great care.
Zhou Yinan went to take a bath and changed into Chen Xu’s home clothes. She came out and saw two dishes and one soup on the table. She took several deep breaths contentedly.
“How fragrant! The color is also beautiful! Xiao Xu, you are so virtuous! Why don’t we both stop getting married and live together! We will earn money to raise children together, and we will provide for the aged together in the future.”
Chen Xu smiled with a pursed mouth. “I didn’t dare. I’m afraid your brothers will kill me.”
“What brother, ah? I don’t have one now. It’s not interesting to fall in love. Seven or eight ex-boyfriends are lying in WeChat and looking at them is disturbing.”
Zhou Yinan sits down to devour ravenously. Chen Xu sat opposite her drinking fruit tea. When she heard Zhou Yinan’s words, she deliberately sighed, “It’s over, the human race is going to be extinct. Even a playgirl like you doesn’t want to fall in love.”
“After all these years, aren’t you still alone in the end?” Zhou Yinan sighed, “Falling in love is nothing more than two results: dumping others or being dumped by others.”
“Don’t be so pessimistic.” Chen Xu helped her to add a bowl of soup. “Medical research has proved that people will be more beautiful if they are optimistic.”
Zhou Yinan burst into laughter, “Nonsense! This is clearly what Lu Xun said, and it has nothing to do with medical research!”
(*TN: Lu Xun ― the pen name of Zhōu Shùrén (1881-1936), one of the earliest and best-known modern Chinese writers.)
Chen Xu also laughed. “Well, I didn’t remember just now.”
After laughing, Zhou Yinan suddenly remembered something, “By the way, Xiao Xu, I have something to say to you.”
She pulled out her cell phone from her bag, opened a photo and handed it to Chen Xu. “Here, take a good look at this photo.”
The man in the photos is in his early thirties. His eyes are single eyelid, but the shape is very good-looking. His pupil is black and bright. He looks like a smart man. The appearance is also very handsome and the temperament is very reserved.
“Is this Zhang Qian?” Chen Xu is a little unsure.
Zhang Qian is outstanding alumni of S University and a well-known Internet tycoon. In other words, Chen Xu can also shout out to Zhang Qian, a senior brother. Both of them are from the school of Foreign Languages at S University. Zhang Qian is several years older than her.
Zhou Yinan thumbs up, “That’s right. It’s Zhang Qian. He is the only bachelor in the top ten on the wealth list.”
“So?” Chen Xu vaguely guessed the meaning of Zhou Yinan and got excited.
“Today, I heard our boss say that he had Zhang Qian’s private phone number. I secretly wrote it down while he wasn’t paying attention. Later, when I searched it, I found that the mobile phone number was his WeChat account.”
Chen Xu asked happily, “Did he apply through your friend? How’d it go? You are colleagues, so you can talk about a lot of topics, right?”
Zhou Yinan was stupefied and knocked Chen Xu on the head. “What are you thinking? I want to introduce him to you! I’ll give you Zhang Qian’s cell phone number, and you can try to chat with his Wechat.”
“Give it to me?” Chen Xu froze and waved repeatedly, “No, no, no. I don’t want it! I don’t even know him, so there’s no need to add him.”
“Why don’t you not know each other? You and he are alumni who also study at the same main field at university. Just shouted him ‘elder brother’ and you’ll be familiar with it all at once.”
“No!” Chen Xu shook her head like a rattle. “It’s not like you don’t know me. I’m not a familiar character.”
“You, you are a dead brain!” Zhou Yinan poking Chen Xu’s arm, “All good girl want to fight for it! It’s no good being passive.”
Chen Xu said nothing and let her speak. Zhou Yinan was kind-hearted, and she appreciated it. But let her purposefully take the initiative to add a strange man, even if it’s the WeChat of her alumni, she really can’t do it.
When Zhou Yinan finished, Chen Xu changed the topic, “Yinan, I met Lu Zhenyu and Ye Zhiqing in the mall today.”
“Ye Zhiqing?” Zhou Yinan’s eyes were round. “She didn’t do anything to you, did she?”
“No.” Chen Xu is too lazy to mention Ye Zhiqing. She only tells Zhou Yinan about Lu Zhenyu buy her a skirt and laughs, “Do you think it’s funny? He didn’t buy me such expensive dresses when I was in love with him.”
“If you fall in love with a rich woman, you will be rich.” Zhou Yinan sneered, “You should take the skirt away! One day, wear it in front of Ye Zhiqing to show off and tell her that her husband bought it for you with her money. Let this couple quarrel with each other upside down!”
“Am I crazy?” Chen Xu took a glance at Zhou Yinan, “At that time, I won’t spend more time with Tong Tong.”
“That’s right, it’s too cheap to mix with them. Our teacher Chen deserves better! Wait and see, you will be able to marry a husband who is handsome, rich, considerate and thoughtful, and crush Lu Zhenyu as a scum man every minute!”
Chen Xu chuckles, “Let’s follow the fate. Actually, it’s good to be single.”
“Yes!” Zhou Yinan also sighed, “What’s the point of getting married? Just like working to earn money, women still have to have children, and they have to take care of the housework and human relations both inside and outside. As for men, just go to work to make money. If you can help take care of the children to do some housework, it will be the best man in everyone’s eyes. Marriage is a bonus for men and invisible exploitation for women.”
“So the more developed the economy, the lower the marriage rate. After women become financially independent, the material security function of marriage is not so attractive to them. There is only one emotional need left, and the emotional thing is too mysterious, it’s too difficult to find someone who has a feeling that can fit together.”
Zhou Yinan agreed: “Yes if you can’t find what you like, you might as well be single! As long as you can make money, be financially independent, and be as happy as being single, you will even feel better!”