The Second Marriage Was Spoiled By The Boss - Chapter 3
Weekends were always fleeting. It would soon be Monday the working day.
On Monday morning, there were not many people who borrowed books. Chen Xu was sitting at the desk, reading books with her head bowed. Liu, the director of the library, suddenly appeared at the lending office. A bald head sparkled and beckoned to her, “Xiao Chen, come here for a minute!”
Chen Xu didn’t know what happened, so she quickly put down the book in her hand and walked over.
Director Liu hurried to get down to business: “Xiao Chen, after the donation ceremony of Huateng Company the day after tomorrow, Headmaster Lin will invite Huateng’s boss to dinner, and our library will also send a representative to attend. You can come with me then.”
Chen Xu was surprised and pointed to the tip of her nose. “Me?”
“Yes.” Director Liu looked at her plain white T-shirt and hesitated for a moment. “When you go to dinner the day after tomorrow, you still have to pay a little attention to your clothes. We go out to represent the image of the school. Don’t be too flirtatious, but you can’t be too casual.”
Chen Xu: “…”
She wanted to be pretty and enchanting. But with the little salary of her, she had a family at home and she could barely support her family, how could she have money left to be pretty and enchanting?
Director Liu told the time and place to Chen Xu and left in a hurry.
As soon as Chen Xu returned to her seat, her colleague Song Chunfang came over.
“Xiao Chen, what did Director Liu tell you just now? Why did I hear that he said asking you to dress up? What are you going to do?” Song Chunfang had thick black eyeliner in her eyes and stared at Chen Xu with burning eyes.
Knowing that she was spying on the news, Chen Xu kept smiling. “It’s all right. That is, the school invited the boss of Huateng Company to dinner, and Director Liu called me to go together.”
“Huateng Company? Was it a local tyrant company that donated the library to our new campus?” Song Chunfang slurped, “Director Liu used you like the facade of our library.”
Chen Xu: “…”
She smelled the sour smell in Song Chunfang’s words, which she could not answer.
“Also, you are a flower in our library. If there is an opportunity, it will definitely be you. Beauty is the capital. This is the way this society works. We cannot deny it.” Song Chunfang said, glancing at Chen Xu, “I heard that the boss of Huateng is not married. Xiao Chen, if only you had never been married, maybe there would be a chance …”
Her eyes and her tone made Chen Xu unhappy. Chen Xu stood up. “Song-jie, I’ll go to the bathroom.”
By the time Chen Xu came out of the bathroom, Song Chunfang had already left. There was still no one in the lending office. Chen Xu picked up her cell phone and secretly sent a Wechat message to Zhou Yinan.
“Huateng donated a library to us. The day after tomorrow, the school invited their boss to dinner. Our leader asked me to go with him.”
“Huateng’s boss? That’s Zhang Qian!” Zhou Yinan gave a shrieking expression, “There was no effort to get them. Teacher Chen, seize the opportunity!”
“You don’t know how many people there are in a company? The Director and Vice President are also bosses. Zhang Qian, a big guy like him, doesn’t necessarily attend the school dinner party.” Chen Xu didn’t take it seriously.
Although he was an alumnus, he was a professional. She and Zhang Qian were not in the same world at all. She was far away from him as if separated by several light-years, and she never had any thought of making any contact with him.
“I have a hunch that Zhang Qian will definitely be there! Your S University is his alma mater. He will definitely attend by donating the library to his alma mater.”
“That’s not what I want to talk to you about.” Chen Xu’s fingers typed quickly. “You know, I was just rejected by the leader. He told me to pay attention to my clothes and not to dress too casually.”
“What are you wearing today?”
“Just a regular white T-shirt, which matches my monthly salary of 5.000 yuan.”
Zhou Yinan laughed, “Your face is the most gorgeous ornament. You can give it a high-level feeling by wearing a sack.”
“I love to talk to such a flatterer as you.” Chen Xu smiled back and put away her mobile phone. Some students came to borrow books.
After work, Chen Xu went to kindergarten to pick up her son, Tong Tong.
Tong Tong was studying in the affiliated kindergarten of S University, which located next to the university. It took only ten minutes to walk from the library.
The children in the kindergarten had been waiting in line for the school gate. Through the railings, she can see that Tong Tong was stretching his neck and looking her way. Chen Xu’s heart suddenly became soft and sweet.
Thousands of troubles in the world were passing by clouds in front of her son’s smile.
When the teacher told the to dismiss, Tong Tong bursted into Chen Xu’s arms like a small cannonball, hugging her legs and shouting: “Mom! Mom!”
Chen Xu smiled and touched his son’s hair and wondered why he was so sticky today.
“Come on, baby, let’s go home!” Chen Xu went home with her son’s little hand, and her heart was full of happiness.
When she divorced with Lu Zhenyu, everyone advised her not to have a son, saying that a woman with a son would affect her search for a next husband. Chen Xu never wavered a bit.
She didn’t want anything but Tong Tong.
In October, when she was pregnant and gave birth, she raised Tong Tong from a small baby 50 cm to four years old. How much hard work and hardship she put into it, how could she let go!
Thinking of this, Chen Xu could not help clasping her son’s small hand.
“Mom, it hurts!” Tong Tong suddenly withdrew his hand.
“Oh, Mom held so hard that it hurts Tong Tong, isn’t it?” Chen Xu apologizes to her son, “I’m sorry, Mom didn’t mean it.”
Tong Tong smiled, revealing a row of little white teeth. “It’s OK.”
That was what he said, but he went to the other side of Chen Xu, held out another hand to her. “Mom, hold this hand.”
Chen Xu holding his son’s left hand with a smile. Less than two steps, suddenly she realized something was wrong. She bent over and pulled Tong Tong’s right hand to check it carefully.
Her intuition was right. Tong Tong’s hand was injured. There was a long scratch on the back of the hand. It was scabbed.
“Tong Tong, how did you injure your hand?” Chen Xu asked softly, “did you fight with another children in kindergarten?”
The mark was clearly scratched.
Tong Tong withdrew his hand and hid it behind his back, pursing his mouth and shaking his head. He looked down at the ground, his long eyelashes quivering gently.
“What’s the matter? Who bullied you?” Chen Xu embraced his son’s small face, and said, “Would you like to tell mom?”
Chen Xu was a single parent that Tong Tong was so aggrieved and his tears fell down. “Mom, they all say that only a child with a father can be an eagle. I don’t have a father, so I can only be a chicken for them to catch.”
Chen Xu: “….”
The child’s naive words stabbed her to the sore spot. Chen Xu waited for a while standing still on the street, she had an unspeakable pain in her heart.
“They’re not right. Our Tong Tong has a father, but your father doesn’t live with us now.” Chen Xu tried to comfort him with words that his child could understand. “Children who don’t have a father can also be eagles because their father is not around, they will become stronger and braver. Our Tong Tong is strong and brave, right?”
Tong Tong nodded understandingly, and the tears slowly stopped. “En. Tong Tong is strong.”
Chen Xu stooped to help Tong Tong pick up, and kissed him on his tearful face. “Tomorrow, you can tell the children that you can be an eagle, and you can teach them how to catch chickens.”
Tong Tong hugged Chen Xu’s neck and pressed his face against her cheek.
Mother and son walked silently for a few minutes, then Tong Tong suddenly asked Chen Xu softly, “Mom, is it right that Dad will never come back?”
“Yes. Dad lives with another aunt and won’t come back. If Tong Tong misses Dad, Mom will ask him to pick you up on the weekend and let him play with you.”
Although the tone is insipid, Chen Xu’s nose is a little sour.
She didn’t care about Lu Zhenyu anymore, but her son still cares about his father. That’s what broke her heart but couldn’t do anything about it.
Tong Tong did not say yes or no, he was silent but hugged Chen Xu’s neck more tightly.
Fortunately, the child’s attention shifted quickly. After a while, Tong Tong was happy again. “Mom, the teacher sent a notice and put it in the schoolbag. Our kindergarten is going to have a sports meeting!”
“Well, Mom must be on time. Mom will cheer for Tong Tong.” Chen Xu kissed her son’s small face.
“Can you ask Dad to come with you?” Tong Tong’s tone is full of expectation.
Chen Xu hesitated for a moment. “OK, I’ll ask Dad.”
“That’s great! Dad is coming to take part in the sports meeting!” Tong Tong was so happy that he jumped to the ground from Chen Xu’s arms and turned around happily.
Looking at his son’s happy appearance, Chen Xu sighed silently in her heart.
Ye Zhiqing kept Lu Zhenyu in close control. Lu Zhenyu saw Tong Tong once a month. Every time he came to Chen Xu’s house to pick up his children, Ye Zhiqing kept calling him for fear that he had anything to do with her ex-wife.
It was hard to say whether Lu Zhenyu can come to participate in the Tong Tong sports meeting.