The Second Marriage Was Spoiled By The Boss - Chapter 7
Seeing Geng Qiuyue’s generous and confident appearance, Chen Xu wanted to applaud her. This girl is so brave that she can chase someone if she wants to. It’s so refreshing.
Everyone focused on Zhang Qian, waiting for his reaction and expecting the beauty and the big guy to flirt with each other online.
However, standing between the eyes of the crowd, Zhang Qian, who was in the middle of the boiling point, just smiled faintly.
“The teacher is still waiting for a toast,” he nodded to Chen Xu, and said to Xiao Geng, “I’ll add you after dinner.”
He politely refused Xiao Geng.
The boiling and cheerful atmosphere solidified for a moment, and Xiao Geng’s face was a little stiff, but she still smiled doggedly and sweetly: “Well, don’t forget it after a while.”
The men also want to have fun and say something more, but when they glanced at Zhang Qian’s deep and bottomless eyes, they didn’t dare make mistakes.
Zhang Qian still has a smile on his face, but there was no temperature in the smile. He does not get angry since he is power. He uses the aura to explain what a big man’s unique sense of distance is.
Chen Xu walks forward with a glass, lowers the glass a little, and touches Zhang Qian’s glass lightly.
“Boss Zhang, thanks to Huateng for giving this gift to our library. This gift is very precious. It will nourish generations of students. This kind of value of reaching and benefiting the world will be passed on. Here, I’ll give you my regards.”
“Thank you. I would like to share it with you.” Zhang Qian drinks all the wine in the cup, glances at Chen Xu’s skirt, and swept over at her straight legs.
Chen Xu noticed the look in his eyes and felt a little unhappy.
When the toast was over, Chen Xu was about to retreat. Liu Chu squeezes over. He greets Zhang Qian with a toast and shoots Chen Xu a warning glance at the same time.
“Boss Zhang’s spirit of giving back to society really moved us. It would be great if we could have more alumni like you.” Director Liu’s face was red with wine and tried to cue Chen Xu, “Xiao Chen, do you think that’s right?”
What else can Chen Xu say? Of course, she can only nod.
“The school’s funds are limited, and many of our library’s equipment can’t keep up with the needs of the times. Boss Zhang solved the big problem for us all of a sudden.” Director Liu filled Chen Xu’s glass with wine. “Xiao Chen, it shouldn’t be. You and Zhang are senior brothers and junior sisters. When you meet, you should be a little warmer.”
Headmaster Wang asked quickly, “Old Liu, why did you say that?”
Director Liu explained, “Boss Zhang is from the School of Foreign Languages, and Xiao Chen is also a graduate of our school of Foreign Languages, only three years lower than Boss Zhang. It’s only right to call out Boss Zhang, Elder Brother.”
“Oh, these two have that relationship!” Headmaster Wang turned to criticize Chen Xu, half true and half false. “Xiao Chen, you don’t be insensible. When you see your elder brother, you still hide in the back. You should learn from Xiao Geng and take the initiative.”
Chen Xu felt very speechless, but she can only smile and raise a glass to Zhang, “Elder brother, I’ll give you another toast. You were a popular figure in the school at that time, and won a lot of attention in our Foreign Language Institute.”
“Really?” Zhang Qian smiled and raised his hand to give a signal that Chen Xu did not have to make a toast. “Since we are brothers and sisters in the same college, you don’t have to be so polite. Drinking too much wine is harmful to your health. That’s enough.”
Chen Xu doesn’t know how to drink, so she has to drink to catch the duck on the shelf*. Hearing Zhang Qian’s words, she feels relieved and can’t help but raise her eyes to show a grateful smile to Zhang Qian.
(*TN: to push sb to do sth way beyond their ability.)
Because she drank some wine, her eyes were very thick and her cheeks were red, and there was a faint pink on her eyelids. This smile, like the spring flowers, reminded Zhang Qian of a smile in the distant years and moved slightly in his heart.
“Brothers are really different from their sisters, so they take extra care of them.” Liu Chu tried his best to bring the topic to the library’s video room. “Xiao Chen, did you often meet before? I remember that all the students in your foreign language school have to go to the video room to take classes.”
“Well, several times.” Chen Xu’s face is a little feverish. She knows what Liu Chu means and is ashamed of his.
“The video room of our library has been in use for some years. Alas, a lot of equipment is old and needs to be replaced.” Liu Chu looked at Zhang Qian with a pair of dribbling eyes, “was the equipment quite new when Zhang was in class?”
Zhang Qian couldn’t hear Liu Chu’s words. He just nodded with a smile and did not answer his words.
His eyes were smiling, staring at Liu Chu.
Liu Chu was a little embarrassed by him, but he kept on talking. “We also changed a batch of equipment in the past few years, but now the technology and science are developing too fast, and this equipment will soon fall behind, and can’t keep up with the needs of the times. Boss Zhang, look…”
“Liu Chu,” Chen Xu abruptly interrupted him, “I suddenly thought of something very important. I forgot to report it to you at the meeting this morning. Let’s go to the card room and talk about it now.”
She knew that she was too clumsy to interrupt like this, but she could not think of a more suitable topic for the moment.
Zhang Qian clearly understood Director Liu’s subtext and knew what he wanted, but he just looked on coldly, as if waiting for Director Liu to make a fool of himself.
Chen Xu doesn’t like the Director, but he is her colleague and her leader. She is one with him.
She couldn’t bear to see him being examined by Zhang Qian’s eyes, like a poor beggar.
“Ah? What’s up?” Director Liu apparently didn’t respond.
“It’s very important. Let’s talk about it in the card room.” Chen Xu squeezed to Liu Chu and tried to take him away.
Liu Chu didn’t have a good reaction to Chen Xu’s meaningful glances. With a wave of his hand, he said, “you can’t go back, please accompany the VIP first!”
Chen Xu held the wine glass well and in the end Liu Chu’s hand swings to her glass. The glass went askew and more than half of the red wine was spilled on Liu Chu’s white shirt.
“Liu Chu!” Chen Xu apologized quickly and hurriedly pulled the tissue and handed it to him. “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to.”
Liu Chu’s face turned to pig liver color. He glared at Chen Xu but it was not easy to flare up in this situation.
Looking at Liu Chu’s soiled shirt, Chen Xu felt sorry. Before she came here today, she heard Song Chunfang’s gossip and said that Liu Chu was wearing a new shirt.
However, with such an interruption, Liu Chu is busy going to the bathroom to deal with the stains on his clothes, and he wouldn’t talk about the video room with Zhang Qian.
Others gathered around Zhang Qian again. Chen Xu retreated quietly, ready to go to the bathroom to wash her hands.
Just now, some red wine was spilled on her hand, which is a little sticky.
When she came out of the bathroom, she happened to met Liu Chu. When he saw Chen Xu, he stopped her.
“Liu Chu.” Chen Xu looks at him with guilt. His chest was wet. Even after scrubbing, she could see dark wine stains on his shirt.
“I know you want to stop me.” Liu Chu’s smooth smile disappeared on his face, bringing the fatigue and twilight of some middle-aged people.
“Do you think I’m willing to ask people with a shy face? They are all big masters. Can’t I be willing to kneel like a dog?” Liu Chu said: “All the funds allocated by the state have been divided into the key laboratories and research groups, and there is very little left for our library! What’s going on with our equipment? Does anyone care? Don’t have money, don’t have money, they always say they don’t have money! Our department, whether we exist or not, no one cares. Who cares if you are dead or alive?”
He paused and continued, “I, Liu Chu, have no sense of shame. I want to get some benefits from the rich. But am I doing it for myself? Is it for me to drink more wine and eat more pieces of meat for my own prosperity? I am really distressed. Our S University is 985*, ah! A key university! All the people here are elites, the elites among the elites! Does our library deal with them with all this crap?”
(EdNote: 985 = name of a government project that subsidizes universities, campuses on the list are usually elite because they are known to produce good graduates. TNote: also known as the “world first-class university” project.)
Looking at his shiny bald head, Chen Xu suddenly felt very sad. She was silent, unable to say a word.
“Forget it…” Liu Chu waved to her feebly, “I know you’ve been proud all your life, and you’re ashamed of me. Xiao Chen, loftyness is not enough to live on. As a human being, you have to bow when you have to.”
When Liu Chu left, Chen Xu stood in the corridor, only to find the gorgeous crystal chandelier extremely dazzling.
The bathroom door opened and closed gently. Another man came out, dressed in black trousers. The light of the chandelier shrouded him from above, and his white face looked particularly cold.
It’s Zhang Qian.
Chen Xu is stunned, knowing that her conversation with Liu Chu is likely to be heard by him.
“President Zhang.” She reluctantly smiled at him, pretended to go to the bathroom, and hurriedly passed him by.
She didn’t want to face him. The sense of the difference between status and class makes her feel suffocation and uncomfortable.
Returning to the dining room from the bathroom, Chen Xu was a bit uninterested and flustered.
Director Liu has returned to normal, still with a smooth smile, making jokes among leaders and VIPs.
As if the middle-aged man in the corridor who was tired and depressed but angry and enthusiastic just now was just Chen Xu’s illusion.
Geng Qiuyue is not interested either. She stabs the lobster shell in her plate with the chopsticks in her hand.
“Teacher Chen, it’s hard to catch a big man!” She said stiffly, “really, this is the first time I’ve been rejected. In the past, it was boys who asked me for Wechat, but I ignored others, but now I have been ignored by others.”
Chen Xu didn’t know how to comfort her, so she said: “There is no comparability between ordinary boys and big boys. Zhang Qian must be surrounded by beautiful women, and there must be enthusiasm and initiative among these beautiful women. If he doesn’t know how to refuse, everyone’s Wechat would be added as a friend, and he will be exhausted.”
“It just shows that I didn’t get his attention and didn’t become a slightly unique person in his mind.” Geng Qiuyue sighed, “what kind of girl do big guys like? I really want to know.”
Chen Xu encouraged her, “There’s still a chance. The dinner is not over yet. You can also find a way to brush a sense of existence.”
“How can I brush it? Go over and toast again? It’s not a fresh idea.”
As Chen Xu was about to speak, Liu Chu came across all energetic-looking. He waved mysteriously to her, “Come here, Xiao Chen. I have something to say to you.”
“What’s wrong?” Chen Xu stood up. “Liu Chu, what’s the matter?”
“It’s a good thing! Good news!”