Shen Yiming saw the thousands of stars shining above his head with his own eyes and froze for a few minutes before he recovered his voice. At the same time, he was reluctant to look away.
“It is so beautiful…”
Many boys liked cars. If veteran car fans saw a car, they could instantly know the advantages and disadvantages of the car. Shen Yiming wasn’t knowledgeable to this extent but he could still see the extreme luxury of this car.
He knew that some luxury cars could customize a starry sky roof. He had seen photos circulating on the Internet and just thought it was good at the time. However, he was really shocked after seeing it with his own eyes today.
The pure black roof of the interior was dotted with brilliant stars, forming a star map. This made people want to reach out and touch this low-hanging universe while not daring to really get close.
Ji Tong and Shen Yiming sat in the spacious and luxurious back seats. They looked up at the diamond starry sky with obsessive expressions.
Only Pei Qingyuan in the driver’s seat was calm. He took out two U-shaped pillows and handed them to Ji Tong and Shen Yiming respectively.
One was used by Ji Tong before and the other was newly bought to receive Shen Yiming.
“Thank you, Brother Pei. This is more beautiful than the photos I have seen on the Internet.” Shen Yiming put the U-shaped pillow around his sore neck and continued to look intently. “This luster… are they real diamonds?”
‘It is real.’
Ji Tong replied silently in his heart.
He secretly cheated when shaking out the random rewards to get the world’s most luxurious and cool car. Then the reward system actually gave him his wish.
However, a roof of diamonds was too exaggerated and it was better to keep a low profile.
“No,” Pei Qingyuan replied succinctly. “I don’t know what type of material it is.”
Despite this, the impact that Xiao Hei brought to Shen Yiming was big enough.
Shen Yiming looked at the starry sky for a long time. Then he looked at the other furnishings in the car with amazement. Ji Tong admired his reaction with interest, “Isn’t Xiao Hei very handsome?”
“Very handsome!” Shen Yiming replied without hesitation. “Brother Pei is too powerful to have such a car.”
He paused after saying this. Then he asked with a bit of embarrassment. “Can you make so much money selling robots?”
As a high school classmate, he knew Pei Qingyuan’s background. This obviously wasn’t bought by his family. It was unlikely no matter which family it was.
Pei Qingyuan definitely wasn’t lacking money after becoming the provincial college entrance examination champion, receiving many scholarships and later authorizing a home appliance company to buy the jelly bean robot but he shouldn’t be rich to this extent.
Regarding this question, Pei Qingyuan and Ji Tong had long agreed on an answer. “I didn’t buy it. It is someone else’s.”
Shen Yiming was shocked. “Did someone else give them to you?”
“It isn’t giving it to me. It is just safekeeping. I tutored a child in high school and the family went abroad. The car was left in the country and temporarily placed with me.”
“Tutoring a child… I seem to have an impression.” Shen Yiming recalled it and couldn’t help sighing. “This family is so rich and generous. Brother Pei is lucky.”
At Ji Tong’s expectant gaze, Pei Qingyuan could only say, “Yes, I get along well with the child so his father takes good care of me.”
“Ah, I remember!” Shen Yiming remembered it. “Is it the uncle who came to help you by attending the parent-teacher meeting? I was waiting for my mother at school for the parent-teacher meeting and passed by the door of your classroom. I took a few glances inside.”
“Yes.” Pei Qingyuan nodded.
According to the rules of the world, people’s memories of little Ji Tong would blur but the fictional Ji Yanxing was different. His appearance and name didn’t conflict with the current Ji Tong and wouldn’t cause chaos. Therefore, this character hadn’t been erased.
“This uncle has really good taste.” Ji Tong joined in the topic at this time and had a yearning tone. “There is such a handsome car. He must be very handsome as well.”
“I remember him being very handsome!” Shen Yiming nodded repeatedly. “His temperament was super good and the other parents around him didn’t even dare to move.”
Ji Tong smiled when he heard this. He felt more and more that Shen Yiming was a good friend with vision.
He took out a can of iced drink from the car refrigerator and handed it to Shen Yiming as a reward. “It is a pity that he went abroad and I can’t see him.”
“Wow, there is actually a refrigerator. I didn’t even notice. Thank you.”
He pulled the ring of the beverage can and listened to the sound of soda bubbling under the starry sky. Shen Yiming said sincerely, “Xiao Hei is so cool and this uncle is also cool!”
Then he received the potato chips that Ji Tong handed over with a smile.
As the only human who knew the inside story, Pei Qingyuan listened to the conversation between the two of them and his expression was very subtle.
It was weird to brag about himself.
…Still, it was cute at the same time.
It was especially so when Ji Tong, who was particularly happy to be praised, came over and handed out the drinks, potato chips and jelly that he had chosen.
Pei Qingyuan fell into eyes that were brighter than the stars and couldn’t see the diamond stars above his head at all.
He took the snacks and asked the two of them, “Do you want to go for a drive now?”
In the opening ceremony arranged by Ji Tong, there was a link of taking Shen Yiming around the city as thanks.
“Okay, Brother Pei!”
Xiao Hei started slowly. Shen Yiming was quite excited and everything he saw today was full of novelty.
In addition to the excitement, there was a strange surprise in his heart.
When Pei Qingyuan talked to Ji Tong, Shen Yiming was always reminded of the only roommate in his dormitory who was no longer single.
His roommate occasionally showed a similar expression when talking about his girlfriend.
He scratched his head. Before he had time to think about it, the wind blowing through the car window instantly blew away his thoughts. Pedestrians and drivers along the road looked at this low-key luxury car from time to time, making Shen Yiming inexplicably feel proud.
All in all, Xiao Hei was really handsome.
He really envied Brother Pei.
Shen Yiming was lying against the window, enjoying the feeling of driving in a luxury car. Meanwhile, Ji Tong took out his phone and quietly took many photos of the host.
The host looked so handsome when driving.
It wasn’t in vain that Ji Tong turned into a black and white ceramic cat and accompanied him to practice many times.
Along the way, the scenery was beautiful and the breeze was blowing. Ji Tong opened his Moments and happily posted something.
Now he was no longer alone in his Moments.
[Ji Tong: Going for a ride (@^▽^@)ノ]
The photo was of the beautiful scenery outside the car window. In fact, he wanted to send a silhouette of the host driving but he faintly felt that it wasn’t appropriate.
Comments were left.
[Song Shixing: It looks good! Find some time next weekend to play volleyball?]
[Cui Yinan: Did you go with Brother Pei? The bedroom is so deserted at this time. Alas, I’ll go out as well.]
[Ouyang Yu: This road is so beautiful. Where is it?]
[Huang Wen: he must’ve left us to go out and play with girls. It has only been a few days since school started. How hateful.]
[Cui Yinan replied to Huang Wen: But I didn’t calculate the breath of the opposite sex.]
[Huang Wen replied to Cui Yinan: So your fortunes aren’t accurate!!!]
[Qiao Yunhe: I have also driven in this place. There is a lake a few kilometers ahead. It is huge and beautiful.]
[Xiao Jianping: Have fun. Silly smile.]
Ji Tong replied earnestly one by one.
It was an atmosphere that truly belonged to friends.
He liked it very much.
It was the host who brought him all of this.
After a pleasant ride, they returned to school in the evening. Shen Yiming was going to participate in club activities so he separated from the two of them on campus.
Ji Tong went to the campus supermarket to buy a few bouquets of flowers. He said he wanted to decorate the bedroom.
In fact, he wanted to show it to the host.
In the past when he pretended to be a watch, he could blossom and put flowers on the dial as he wanted. Now he couldn’t do that and could only buy real flowers.
“Does it look good?”
Ji Tong remembered that the host took the initiative to buy him flowers once. It was the morning after he took an adult form.
He clearly remembered that bouquet of flowers because it was quietly engraved in his core data.
So he would try to pick the same variety today.
These should be the flowers that the host liked.
“It is good-looking.”
Pei Qingyuan really answered him like this.
Ji Tong hugged the flowers and laughed. He was about to say something else when he glimpsed an unexpected figure out of the corner of his eyes.
The other person was standing by the flower bed beside the dormitory building. His face was anxious and he seemed to have been waiting here for a long time.
Ji Tong was stunned and couldn’t help asking the host next to him, “The school of finance doesn’t seem to live in our building, right?”
Pei Qingyuan said softly, “Yes.”
Pei Yan looked up and saw them. The movement of pacing back and forth stopped. He was seemingly waiting for them.
When Ji Tong and Pei Qingyuan walked over toward the shade of the trees engulfed by the night, Pei Yan’s first words were, “Why do you want her to turn herself in?”
There was anxiety and doubt in his voice.
Hearing this, Pei Qingyuan’s eyes flashed with surprise.
The stunned Ji Tong quickly searched the data and found that two days ago, Luo Xiuyun turned herself in for secretly exchanging two newborns 18 years ago.
Once Pei Yan saw the surprise in Pei Qingyuan’s expression, the doubts quickly dissipated.
It suddenly transformed into a huge, empty blankness.
“You didn’t know?” He fell silent. “…I’m sorry.”
Pei Qingyuan didn’t speak and just listened to Ji Tong relay the information he had searched for in his heart.
In this delicate silence, Pei Yan explained somewhat incoherently, “She went to look for Grandpa before she turned herself in. It was probably during the summer vacation. She hoped that Grandpa could find a way to make it so her matter didn’t affect you. I just found out today.”
“I always thought this matter was over. I don’t understand why she turned herself in. Obviously, my parents said they wouldn’t pursue it.”
This was the first conversation between Pei Qingyuan and Pei Yan in the true sense.
It was the first time that Ji Tong had come into close contact with this person whose fate was reversed with the host’s.
He listened silently and didn’t interject.
In the end, they had been together as a mother and child for many years. Pei Yan still had feelings for Luo Xiuyun, especially after living in his relatively indifferent blood family. This was why he ran to the host for this matter.
A moment later, Pei Qingyuan finally said, “Why do you think I had her do it?”
Pei Yan instinctively replied, “She wouldn’t make this type of decision herself.”
“I didn’t mean to blame you. Just… she isn’t such a person.”
In the past, Luo Xiuyun wouldn’t have made such a sober decision that required courage.
She was always following others and weakly following the flow.
“You know her well.” No emotions could be heard in Pei Qingyuan’s voice. “I didn’t know about this.”
“Yes, I shouldn’t have come to you.” Pei Yan lowered his head. “I’m sorry.”
In fact, the current Pei Yan was more cheerful and generous on the surface than he was in the past. It was as if he was living better and his aura was more relaxed.
However, Ji Tong still saw that mist that shrouded him.
Pei Yan was lowering his head to leave when he heard a somewhat abrupt question.
“Do you really like finance?”
Pei Qingyuan asked him.
Pei Yan raised his head abruptly, not expecting the other person to ask him this question.
He froze for a few seconds before replying briefly, “Yes.”
Thus, Pei Qingyuan didn’t say anything else and neither did Pei Yan. He quickly turned around and walked into the vast night.
The leaves from the treetops were blown off and fluttered unsteadily onto dew-stained flowers.
Ji Tong reached out a hand to gently dust off the leaves and followed the silent host into the dormitory building.
This may or may not be the last conversation between the host and Pei Yan.
He saw the two destinies that intersected 18 years ago and now and gradually extended to completely different paths.
Then their fates were tricked by external forces and they took on a different look.
However, their different lives from now on were no longer just because of the so-called rich and poor families.
Pei Qingyuan just wanted to be his own spear while Pei Yan always wanted to be a shield in the hands of others.
The fluttering leaves swirled and landed on the cool stone steps.
The dormitory building was full of lively sounds.
Due to the conversation with Pei Yan, Pei Qingyuan wanted to call his grandfather. There were other people in the bedroom and it wasn’t convenient to talk about this, so he went out to find a quiet and unoccupied place.
It wasn’t known where Cui Yinan had gone but Huang Wen was playing games with headphones on. He saw the two of them coming back and greeted them. Then he buried his head and continued concentrating on the game.
Ji Tong put the flowers on the windowsill, cleaned up his slightly melancholy mood and was about to continue watching the silly robot soccer game when there was a sudden knock on the bedroom door.
He opened the door and saw the new class monitor, Ouyang Yu holding a notebook and pen.
“Good evening, I just saw you coming back,” he said with a smile. “The teaching assistant wanted to know the situation of everyone who joined clubs. All the boys live on the first floor so rather than sending messages one by one and waiting for a reply, I simply came over and asked in person.”
Ouyang Yu was a gentle and generous person but he was also quite serious and responsible.
He was appointed the class monitor. Since some students in the class weren’t easy to get along with, he immediately took on the matter of maintaining the harmonious atmosphere of the class.
The three dormitories where the other boys in the class lived were all next to each other from 701 to 703. After a few days, Ouyang Yu took notes and had basically figured out everyone’s personality, as well as the relationship between classmates in each dormitory. He decided to adapt measures according to people’s conditions and their bedrooms.
It was only Room 715 where Ji Tong and Pei Qingyuan lived that puzzled him.
Ouyang Yu could see that these two people had a good relationship. It was far closer than ordinary classmates who had just met in class.
This dormitory probably didn’t have any contradictions and he didn’t need to worry about it, but he was curious after all.
Why did they have such a good relationship?
Ouyang Yu stared at his notebook in a daze. He first drew a question mark and then drew a question mark in reverse in a bored manner. Then he came back to his senses and stared at the love heart formed by the question mark he had written in horror.
Blame his roommates who talked about being gay all the time!
…However, it wasn’t impossible.
Once he thought about it, he could find many clues.
For example, Pei Qingyuan’s attitude toward others was flat but his tone was particularly soft when talking to Ji Tong.
For example, Ji Tong might be outgoing and liked to chat with everyone but there was still an unspeakable difference compared with his attitude toward Pei Qingyuan. It was similar to the difference between friends and a best friend. He rejected the girls in the class on the day of the freshmen meeting, saying that he wouldn’t enter a relationship.
For example, today Ji Tong said that he went for a drive and it seemed like he went with Pei Qingyuan.
He even bought a bouquet of flowers back!
Ouyang Yu caught a glimpse of the bunch of windows on the windowsill that looked delicate. He soon withdrew his gaze and coughed lightly. “Is Pei Qingyuan not here?”
“He went out to make a call.”
“Oh.” Ouyang Yu forced himself to put away his thoughts and said positively, “In addition to the mahjong club, have you joined any other clubs?”
“The gardening club,” Ji Tong answered truthfully. “I might participate in something else later.”
“Oh, okay. Just talk to me at that time.”
Ouyang Yu wrote down the answer in his notebook. He had collected almost all of them. He was just missing Pei Qingyuan.
Ji Tong must know about Pei Qingyuan joining any clubs. Ouyang Yu intended to ask him directly rather than going back and forth.
Perhaps it was because the question marks in his notebook went too deep into his soul or because there were too many brain supplements tonight, but as Ouyang lowered his head to write things down, he accidentally blurted out, “What about your boyfriend?”