“Bring us out to have fun when there’s a chance.” Ren Ziling said with some yearning, “I’ve grown up, but I haven’t seen snowfall yet.”
“Huh? No way?” Li Zi responded curiously.
Luo Qiu suddenly said, “She is afraid of the cold, especially winter. She can hide under the blanket for a whole day without going to work, even without eating.”
“Afraid of the cold.” Li Zi thoughtfully, “So I see…”
Ren Ziling glared at Luo Qiu, dissatisfied, and transformed into Aunt Ren in an instant, “I haven’t seen the snow. So what! Your kid has seen it! The farthest I have been is going back to my hometown! Haiz, those who have kids are so much better. They bring their mom to visit Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Northeast China, and Europe. I don’t have a child. Do you have any!? No!”
Luo Qiu just smiled.
This was how he got along with Ren Ziling for many years.
Facing Ren Ziling’s dissatisfaction and self-blame, Luo Qiu calmly put a piece of beef in Ren Ziling’s bowl.
Ren Ziling slurped but started to eat.
Time quietly passed amidst the casual conversation. Of the four seats for this table, three were not ordinary people, but nothing unusual had happened.
Of course, it was not necessary to have something extraordinary happen.
In fact, being able to gather together harmoniously and eat a meal happily was already extraordinary in a busy life.
The gathering time was naturally precious.
It was 9 p.m. when Ren Ziling paid the bill. She suggested the group visit the central plaza. A stage was set up there, there were some celebrities and events, which seemed lively.
The central plaza was not far away. Crowds were gathering already, with men and women of different ages. Not long after, Ren Ziling and Luo Qiu had separated.
Several police cars passed by with the siren that attracted everyone’s gaze. No one knew what happened on this Christmas Eve, putting these police officers on high alert.
Liu Zixing looked at these disappearing police cars without much thought. After seeing his wife in a cafe, he had been wandering the streets alone.
He suddenly felt that he had no place to go with no place to stay.
He suddenly remembered what happened when he was studying abroad. At that time, many of his classmates were from China. When they weren’t on holiday, they were always low-spirited.
There was a part-time student in the class with good grades. The university’s professor had arranged future work for him, but he refused, saying he planned to return to China after graduation.
The part-time student claimed that he had roots and his home and his country was his root.
At that time, Liu Zixing didn’t agree with these words. If the student works abroad and takes his parents over, there’s naturally a home. Their living conditions will be even better too.
Liu Zixing couldn’t figure out which one came first. The root or the family.
He felt as if he had walked into a dead end with no road ahead. There were towering walls on both sides. The only exit was behind him. He was a little afraid to go back and could only stay on the spot.
Liu Zixing suddenly felt a little dizzy, and the wound in his ear became more and more painful as if it was burning with fire.
Two police cars were speeding past, and Liu Zixing did not care. He sat alone on the bench at the bus stop for more than an hour.
Before the bus stop sign, many people were waiting for the bus’ arrival. Some people caught up and got on the bus. Some people were late and could only wait for the next bus with a look of regret. Others got into the wrong bus and regretted it.
Life was probably the same. Everyone was waiting for the right bus at the bus stop. But still, there would be times when you got on the wrong bus.
“Where is my bus…”
Gradually, Liu Zixing couldn’t see the surroundings, just staring intently at the one yuan coin lying quietly on his palm.
Suddenly, Liu Zixing took a deep breath and tossed the coin again.
He guessed head this time.
In the end, the result was tail. It was the 61st attempt already.
Liu Zixing didn’t know how long his bad luck would last. He could only repeatedly verify it by tossing his coin again and again. Although he knew that it was only two days after the great luck ended, it would take a long time for his luck to return.
Shaking his head, Liu Zixing sighed. Just as he was about to leave, a person rushing up the bus bumped into him. Liu Zixing was taken aback. The coin in his hand was knocked to the ground while he lost focus.
The circular one yuan coin fell on the ground, rolling towards the distance like a wheel.
Liu Zixing was terrified as if his life had been knocked away. He didn’t hesitate and hurried to catch up with the distant coin.
The coin didn’t roll far and came to a manhole. The momentum was weak, and the coin stopped quickly. Liu Zixing quickly picked the coin up and held it in his hand. He felt relieved instinctively.
But there was an intense light shining in front of him. Liu Zixing looked around blankly.
He was in the middle of the road at the moment, and a car was speeding towards him at this moment. The car’s headlights were too bright and too dazzling as if he suddenly walked into a pure white world.
No shouts could be heard because there were too many vehicles around, and the sound of the horn was enough to cover everything.
When someone was unlucky, they could even be choked by their saliva. Then, it didn’t seem inexplicable to be hit by a car on the road. What’s more? To retrieve the coin, Liu Zixing rushed out of the road on his own accord.
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