The scorching sun in late summer shone on the pure black, elongated and streamlined body. Many drivers passing by the surrounding lanes watched it until it turned left and entered the underground garage of the shopping mall. It was only after even the shadow disappeared completely that he withdrew his sighing gaze.
A boy poked his head out the car window and said regretfully to those who accompanied him in the car to report. “I thought that the car was also going to our school. In front is the school gate. I wanted to wait in the parking lot to take a closer look at the car but it actually turned a corner…”
Leaving the chatter behind, the rather eye-catching luxury car slowly drove into an empty parking space.
Once the car came to a complete stop, the young man in the driver’s seat quickly got out of the car, walked around the long body and took out two heavy suitcases from the trunk.
But the door on the other side didn’t move for a long time. A trace of helplessness flashed in the man’s eyes and he reached out to open the door next to the passenger seat.
The leather seat was covered with a cute cat pillow that didn’t match the car. The fair-skinned teenager seemed glued to the seat and couldn’t move. He stared at the starry roof. it was only after a while that he reluctantly looked away. “You really can’t drive Xiao Hei into school?”
At this look that was difficult to refuse, Pei Qingyuan tried his best to maintain his sanity. “No.”
From the first minute he got into this car, he was determined not to drive it into the school.
This was the host’s random reward that he received after completing the fourth main task: a high-end car that guarantees absolute safety.
Pei Qingyuan had already obtained a driver’s license. Combine this with his ample savings at hand and he had indeed thought about buying a car. This reward came in time and reflected his consistent lucky attributes.
However, Pei Qingyuan believed that the car issued by the mission system would look more expensive at most. At the same time, it had the functions of automatic driving and a bulletproof body that reflected safety.
It was because this was how Ji Tong introduced it to him. “The host can be at ease when in the case. You definitely won’t encounter a car accident when driving it. There is no need to worry about it being tampered with. It drives by itself and your thoughts can wander off when pretending to drive.”
It was just like the temporary luxury car that could drive itself when he and Fang Hao went to the parent-teacher meeting for the host last year.
His enthusiastic tone was exactly the same as when he drew Hua Hua, so Pei Qingyuan chose this reward without hesitation.
After seeing this car with his own eyes, he realized that he had clearly underestimated the meaning of the word ‘high-end’ in the options.
The body of the car was pure black and it had a simple and smooth shape. It contained a hint of the future and its extended body looked expensive at first glance. It was low-key luxury.
This was basically within Pei Qingyuan’s acceptance range. This was until he got into the car and saw the overly luxurious interior and the very sci-fi central console.
It was just like how the gold cufflinks dotted the ends of the seemingly ordinary black shirt. This car that wasn’t too high-profile had a bright starry roof, a retina recognition central lock, a holographic projection screen, top audio, an ultra-clear vision function when playing games and so on. All types of configurations that luxury cars should or shouldn’t have were included.
Pei Qingyuan even saw a small ocker full of clothes in the spacious rear compartment.
…In short, the car looked like the type that Ji Tong would like. It was quite consistent with his aesthetic of human clothing.
Black and cool with an unspoken overlord atmosphere.
Ji Tong swore by his friend’s crayfish farm and claimed that he absolutely didn’t do anything to the rewards.
However, this car was unique in the world and it was a bit exaggerated even for a rich second generation whose family was full of mines.
Pei Qingyuan wasn’t ready to drive this car into the campus to be watched by everyone for the time being.
—Even if it was only a matter of time before this luxury car belonging to him was noticed.
In short, it was good to be able to drag it out.
Pei Qingyuan was in a complicated mood and had no choice but to bend down to unfasten the seat belt for Ji Tong first. He patiently waited for Ji Tong to finish with Xiao Hei.
That’s right. This car had the unpretentious name of Xiao Hei.
Regardless of the other bells and whistles, Pei Qingyuan was very satisfied with the automatic driving.
At the very least, it let him, who had been in a trance since waking up today, experience what it meant to pretend to drive when distracted.
Once the host leaned over and the warm breath brushed against his cheeks, the distance between the two of them was only a few centimeters. Ji Tong, who originally wanted to fight for Xiao Hei’s debut again, suddenly froze all over. He quickly gave in and hung his head to get out of the car obediently.
He didn’t know why but he remembered the night when the host held his hand tightly and walked into the moonlight.
Ji Tong remembered his dazed mood at that time, the speculation that surged in his heart and the slight hesitation when he looked at the host.
That day, he listened to Fu Yinyin’s advice and pretended that he short-circuited. Then he really fell asleep.
Afterward, he asked Fu Yinyin why he couldn’t respond to the sentence about not calling him brother.
Fu Yinyin asked him a question first.
[Yinyin: Did Xiao Pei say anything to you after that night? Does the way he treats you seem to be different from usual?]
Ji Tong thought about it and answered honestly.
The next day, the host got up early to buy him breakfast. He took Ji Tong to play in the mountains with his grandfather and peeled pomegranates for him…
He was very considerate.
However, the host had always treated him thoughtfully and carefully.
Fu Yinyin seemed to sigh with relief.
[Yinyin: That’s fine. It should just be whim under the influence of alcohol.]
[Yinyin: You don’t have to think about it. Just do the mission with peace of mind.]
With the words of the senior system, Ji Tong logically hid all emotions that he didn’t fully understand from that night in his heart and pretended that nothing happened.
It was still more important to do the mission.
This was related to the increasingly heated battle between him and the elementary school student Fang Hao.
Speaking of which, the host’s career line was on track. In theory, the emotional line should also start to develop.
Ji Tong followed the host carrying two suitcases onto the campus. Once he saw the students next to him looking at the host like the host was a celebrity, he couldn’t help knocking on the mission panel that didn’t move.
It was written in the notebook that if the other half of the plot line met the protagonist, he would receive a notification from the system.
It was a pity that there were many college students passing by and many of them cast adoring or admiring glances at the host, but the mission panel didn’t react at all.
Pei Qingyuan noticed his wandering gaze. “What are you looking at?”
Ji Tong didn’t even look back at him and said casually, “Looking at beauties.”
Pei Qingyuan: “……”
He quickened his pace without a trace.
Sophomores, juniors and seniors had basically returned to campus. Unlike how deserted it was when they came to take the exam a few days ago, Jiangyuan College today was very lively.
From time to time, cars carrying new students drove into the campus. The flow of people was bustling and many clubs in the central square had started recruitment activities.
Pei Qingyuan and Ji Tong walked into the school without their parents so they looked special.
The identity of the top student in the college entrance examination and the once sensational news video made many students walking on campus recognize Pei Qingyuan.
“Is he the one who is particularly famous among freshmen this year? There are no parents to send him? How did he come on foot with a suitcase?”
“Uh, haven’t you read the gossip about his parents…?”
“Who is the one next to him?”
“I don’t know. Maybe they are in the same year.”
Pei Qingyuan didn’t care about these vague discussions and didn’t listen to them at all.
Ji Tong was very concerned.
He cared that everyone didn’t see the cool and handsome Xiao Hei, which was unparalleled in the world.
Pei Qingyuan felt the mournful eyes cast by the teenager next to him and tried to change the topic. “What do you want to eat at noon?”
However, this trick failed today because Ji Tong smelled the aroma of bread wafting through the central square.
The senior sister in charge of recruiting new students for the baking club saw new students stopping at the bottom of the steps and immediately carried a tray to greet them. “Students, do you want to try it? You are welcome to join our community. The company of food can greatly enhance happiness.”
The members of the boxing club next door also followed. “It is better to join our boxing club at the same time. The time of the club activities is staggered and you can eat well while exercising. You can enjoy food without getting fat.”
Ji Tong was surrounded by two enthusiastic people. He pinched a toothpick and tasted a small piece of bread. It was really delicious.
Pei Qingyuan quietly waited as Ji Tong chatted with them. This was until he heard Ji Tong ask a dangerous question to the senior sister of the baking club.
“Are there relatively more girls in the baking club?”
Sister Yinyin said that love wasn’t limited by gender but considering that the love letters received by the host in high school were mainly handed over by girls, out of the habit of his usual thoughts, he decided to screen all the girls in the school first.
The senior sister showed a look of understanding after hearing this question that often came from the mouth of boys. “Yes, there are more girls but entering the club isn’t simply to see beautiful women. You should really like baking…”
Before she could finish speaking, she heard an indifferent voice.
“Thank you. Excuse me, we have to go to the dormitory first.”
The seniors from the baking club and the boxing club watched blankly as the reluctant teenager was dragged away by his companion.
Ji Tong hadn’t expected the host to still have the strength to grab his arm while dragging two suitcases.
It was worthy of the excellent arm strength developed when playing basketball.
No, that wasn’t the point.
Ji Tong couldn’t help looking back at the senior sister who was waving goodbye to him. He saw the sample bread on the tray in her hand that he didn’t have time to taste and tried to resist. “…I really love baking!”
The host’s answer was very cold. “Yes, then go to the dormitory first.”
Rebellion was ineffective.
In front of the host who had an absolute advantage in strength, Ji Tong started to consider whether he should join the boxing club or not.
He wanted to use hard fists to increase his height.
The campus was sunny and unfamiliar faces brimming with youth passed by.
Ji Tong thought about how his height was missing one centimeter. He thought of the host’s high school days and couldn’t help feeling a bit sad.
Among the friends he was familiar with before, Fu Chengze, Lin Zihai and the others were admitted to colleges in different provinces. There would be fewer opportunities to meet again in the future.
Fortunately, there was still one friend left.
A total of two people from the 2nd High School were admitted to Jiangyuan College.
One was the host and the other was Shen Yiming, who had been ranked first in the year before the host transferred.
It wasn’t known if he was influenced by the conversation between the professors in that exchange event but the good student, who seemed to be the most cautious and steadfast person, chose to apply for the astronomy department that sounded full of unknown mysteries.
The distant universe was full of stars.
Ji Tong was ready to find a chance to reacquaint himself with Shen Yiming. Then Shen Yiming would be lucky enough to go to Xiao Hei to admire the diamond starry roof.
Of course, he had to find a way to get past the host first.
The dormitory building was full of students and parents with large and small bags. They went up and down the elevator and stairwell. From time to time, people would see Pei Qingyuan and look at him with surprise.
Pei Qingyuan didn’t care about this. He carried his suitcase past them with a blank expression, found the dormitory that he and Ji Tong were assigned to and opened the door with the key that he got from downstairs.
He was more concerned about what Ji Tong was thinking after Ji Tong suddenly quieted down and looked pensive.
It didn’t seem to be a good thing.
The student dormitories of Jiangyuan College were all four-person rooms with beds and tables. The inside was empty. Their other two roommates hadn’t arrived.
Originally, Pei Qingyuan should be put with classmates from the same major. However, Ji Tong’s dormitory application was submitted near the start of school and he could only live in a room with students from other majors. Therefore, Pei Qingyuan applied for reassignment and the two of them lived in the same room.
He didn’t know what major his other two roommates would be.
The bedroom was clean despite being vacant for all of the summer vacation, but there was actually a lot of dust. Pei Qingyuan reached out and wiped the tabletop. Dust flew up in an instant.
Ji Tong instinctively dodged to the side and covered his nose.
Pei Qingyuan inexplicably remembered the way he coughed in his dream and a strange emotion flooded his heart. he didn’t have time to think deeply and said first, “I’ll clean up. You go outside and wait for me.”
Ji Tong suddenly showed a bright smile and ran away with a clear, “Thank you, Brother!”
The door slammed shut and Pei Qingyuan calmly withdrew his gaze.
He guessed that Ji Tong wouldn’t obediently wait outside the door.
People came and went from time to time in the corridor. The sound of boys talking and laughing echoed and it was very lively.
The other boys majoring in artificial intelligence lived in other dormitories on this floor. Ji Tong was very curious about his future classmates so he planned to look for them one by one when he was free.
By the way, he would use the appearance method to judge which students were worth noting.
So while all the students and parents were busy cleaning up, the handsome young man walked in the corridor and was particularly eye-catching.
In Room 701, several freshmen of the school of artificial intelligence who just met were chatting.
“Will there be a freshman gathering tonight or tomorrow?”
“Yes, I don’t know if all the people in our year have come but we are short a bedroom. There are 22 people in the year so we have to book two tables.”
“Eh, weren’t 21 people recruited? Why is there one more?”
“I heard there is an auditor but I don’t know if it is true or false.”
“There is still an official auditor? Can he study after paying a fee?”
“Maybe. It should be possible with money but it seems an auditor can’t get a graduation certificate.”
One of them spoke casually while his eyes swept over the open bedroom door. Suddenly, he saw a pair of clear eyes looking at them curiously.
The originally carefree boy instinctively lowered his voice, cleared his throat, tried to show his kindest smile and asked, “Um… are you from our dormitory?”