Chapter 19: A Leaf
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Yu Yao didn’t have the memories of her original body, so she didn’t have any relevant professional knowledge. She planned to first go to university to get a feel for things before deciding whether or not to transfer to another major.
She didn’t know why, but by coincidence she bumped into Qiao Lian at the university campus.
At this moment, Qiao Lian was actually feeding stray cats in the university’s woods!
A handsome man with a cold temperament, he was wearing a tailored suit. In everyone’s imagination, he belonged in a high-level office, handling matters that could affect the interests of millions with ease.
Instead, he was opening a small box of canned cat food with a gentle expression and placing it in front of a stray cat.
Probably due to the contrast between his temperament and his current behavior, Qiao Lian seemed particularly attractive. The university students passing by couldn’t help but cast curious gazes at him, including many young and beautiful female university students.
Yu Yao noticed that a few girls were fooling around with their friends, encouraging each other to ask Qiao Lian for his number.
Sure enough, people like Qiao Lian never lacked admirers wherever they went.
The girls who were pushing each other finally pushed out the prettiest one amongst them. The girl mustered up her courage and walked towards the man feeding the cat under the tree.
But before the pretty girl could open her mouth to strike up a conversation, Qiao Lian seemed to finish feeding the cat. He stood up, took out a handkerchief, and carefully wiped his slender fingers.
It was such an ordinary movement, but watching his unhurried motions, Yu Yao felt a little lecherous.
She thought that it was just her imagination, but when her gaze inadvertently landed on the faces of the girls beside her, Yu Yao noticed that their cheeks and ears seemed to be slightly red. Yu Yao also knew that there was definitely something wrong with this man. She didn’t know what kind of demon he was, but every move he made was seductive.
After wiping his hands, Qiao Lian also noticed Yu Yao, who was two or three steps away. There were so many universities in City B, and there were so many students in each of them. The chances of them meeting each other by chance on campus were not high, but Qiao Lian was not surprised to see someone he knew.
After all, Qiao Lian knew very well that it was precisely because he had memorized Yu Yao’s information and knew that this was her university that he had paid extra attention to this university when the company chose to work with him.
Qiao Lian smiled at Yu Yao. Although it wasn’t a very wide one, such a smile was already very rare for him to do, as he was used to being expressionless.
“What a coincidence.”
Yu Yao smiled at him. “What a coincidence. I thought you would be busy. I didn’t expect you to have time to feed stray cats at university.”
Qiao Lian dragged out his words meaningfully. “The stray cat that I wanted to keep at home escaped. I can now only give some love to the other cats.”
“Let’s not talk about the past.” Yu Yao coughed awkwardly and changed the topic. “There’s a beauty there who has been watching you. You should pay attention to her.”
Not far away, the beautiful girl could no longer maintain the perfect smile on her face when she saw the two of them conversing and could only nod at them awkwardly. “Sorry for disturbing.”
With that, she ran back to her friends. They still didn’t understand what had happened and asked, “Why aren’t you going over?”
The girl said in annoyance, “I was just about to go over when his girlfriend appeared. Luckily, I didn’t have time to hit on him. Otherwise, it would have been so awkward!”
Yu Yao secretly glanced at Qiao Lian and immediately noticed the subtle smile on his face.
Yu Yao shouted in her heart: Beauty, you’re not embarrassed now, I’m the one who’s embarrassed!
She could only pretend that she had not heard the conversation between the girls and looked at the man with a calm expression. “By the way, I haven’t asked you why you’re here.”
However, Qiao Lian didn’t seem to realize that Yu Yao was desperately trying to find another topic to talk about. He had obviously heard the assumption about their relationship, but he didn’t seem to be prepared to explain anything. Instead, he got closer to her.
As he slowly approached, Yu Yao could almost feel her body gradually stiffening. She knew that the distance between the two of them gave off mixed signals, but she also admitted to herself that she didn’t want to avoid him deep down.
But Qiao Lian only took a yellow leaf from her hair.
He twirled the leaf in his slender fingers and chuckled. “You don’t look like a sapling. Did you walk over with this leaf?”
Yu Yao’s eyes widened, and a faint blush appeared on her cheeks. When she thought about how she had walked for such a long time in the crowded university campus with a leaf on her head, she was so embarrassed that she wanted to crawl into a hole!
Yu Yao, who was too focused on her embarrassment, did not notice that the small leaf had not been thrown to the ground.. Instead, it naturally slipped into the man’s chest pocket.