The sound of cooking could be heard coming from the kitchen.
Dazhe, who had just replaced the light bulb, walked to the door, looked at Sister Lin, and said, “Sister Lin, I will tidy up your house at the same time.”
“Aiya, you can just sit and wait for dinner.”
“It’s okay. It will just take a while… Wow, that smells good.” Dazhe smiled.
Sister Lin said in a huff, “It’s just frying an egg. You make me happy again.”
“Eggs are good. They are rich in nutrients,” said Dazhe. At the same time, he picked up the broom beside him and started to clean the living room.
“By the way, Gan Jing. What time is it now?”
“It’s only twelve o’clock. It’s not one o’clock yet.” Gan Jing turned around and said, “What’s the matter?”
Sister Lin replied, “It’s nothing. There will be volunteers from the residential district visiting me at two o’clock. I’m afraid that I will miss it.”
Dazhe was taken aback. He stopped and asked calmly, “Volunteers of the residential district?”
Sister Lin spoke while cooking, “Yes, the residential district’s volunteer team has planned to visit lonely widows and old people. It’s a recent thing. They often come to me recently to help me do this and that. They are a group of benevolent youngsters.”
Dazhe nodded, “That’s pretty good.”
Sister Lin said, “By the way, I will introduce you to them later! The people in the volunteer team said that they have never heard of a red cross society. They are curious about who you are, and are afraid that you are a bad person. But, I told them, how can you be a bad person? Gan Jing?”
“Oh, I’m here.” Dazhe said quickly. “I just poured some water to drink…Sister Lin, what did you say?”
Sister Lin said, “What can I say? I just told the truth. I said that you gave me this house and the allowance. They were shocked and curious! They said that they didn’t think that there was such an excellent charity organization. They also said that if they can see you, they must get to know you better. It is even better if they have the opportunity to cooperate with you. That way, they can help more people. By the way, Gan Jing, now that you are here. Take this chance to get to know them later!”
“Okay.” Dazhe replied without batting an eyelid. “Sure. Since we are all doing the same thing, it will be good to get to know each other… By the way, Sister Lin, I will help you get the food out!”
“Those guys are nice.” Sister Lin laughed. “Sometimes, they help me buy groceries for a week. Then, sometimes, they come back to chat with me, read the newspaper, and clean up my house. They will also take me out for a stroll. By the way, they also mentioned about organizing activities for the elderly in the street. When the time comes, they will take me to participate in the event.”
“Well, they seem to be good.” Dazhe helped Sister Lin walk out.
“Yup.” Sister Lin sat down. All of a sudden, she asked as if she suddenly remembered something, “By the way, Gan Jing, how long are you staying for this visit? Last time, you came and stayed for about two months. Then, when you left, half a year has gone.”
“It’s hard to say. It depends on the situation. But, during this period of time, I should still be here…” said Dazhe casually. “Why? Is something the matter?”
Sister Lin said, “If that is the case, why don’t you come to my place for dinner in two days?”
“Sure, I suppose I can come for dinner.” Dazhe asked with a smile. “Is there anything to celebrate?”
Sister Lin said, “What’s there to celebrate? Can’t I invite you for dinner? You didn’t tell me in advance that you will come back. You see, when I ask you to stay back for a meal, I only did some simple home cooking. There is no delicious food. I felt guilty. So, I want to cook a delicious meal for you. ”
“Alright then, I’ll come here.” Dazhe nodded.
In two days… it’s your birthday. How can I forget it? Even if you didn’t mention it, I will still come back. Dazhe glanced at the calendar, hanging on the wall.
The volunteers probably bring this, right?
Dazhe took out the phone, adjusted the alarm’s sound, then put the phone on the table, and ate dinner with Sister Lin.
After eating, Dazhe washed the bowls, and then prepared the dinner ingredients. He put them aside for Sister Lin’s to use at night.
“Gan Jing, it seems that your phone rang, right?” Sister Lin, who was sitting in the living room, shouted at this time, “Where did you put your phone?”
“Oh, it’s mine. It’s mine.” Dazhe walked out quickly. “I put it on the table. I forgot about it.”
“Then, you quickly answer it.”
“Hey… it’s me.” Dazhe immediately turned off the ringtone. While looking at Sister Lin, he casually said, “Now? No, it’s okay. Let me check the time. Are you okay with three o’clock? Alright, I try my best! Okay, goodbye.”
Sister Lin asked, “Gan Jing, what happened?”
“Nothing, just a small matter.”
Sister Lin said, “I think you seem to be in a hurry… Why don’t you go to work first? You don’t have to stay until three o’clock, specifically for me. Besides, there will be plenty of opportunities in the future. I can introduce the volunteer team to you another time.”
Sister Lin smiled and said, “You, ah, it is already nice that you have the time to visit me! If you have something to do, go ahead. Don’t let your business be delayed! Otherwise, I’m will be displeased!”
“Okay, then.” Dazhe nodded. “I’ll come over for dinner in two days. This is a promise. Sister Lin, you have to make something delicious for me!”
“Alright, I will!”
Dazhe glanced at the time. It was half-past one.
Dazhe quietly walked out of the community, but he did not go far. Instead, he hid away at the side. When it was two o’clock, he let out a sigh of relief when he saw some young men and women wearing red clothes and hats coming to the community.
It looks like a real volunteer team.
Dazhe let out a bitter laugh… He was skipping work today. After visiting Sister Lin, he suddenly did not know what else he could do. At this time, a booming horn sound was heard from the roadside.
A Passat was stopped slowly. The window opened, and a head stuck out, “Brother Zhe! Brother Zhe!”
It’s Big Head.
Dazhe frowned, immediately walked up to Big Head, and said solemnly, “Don’t shout!”
“Then…we will talk in the car?”
“You little fella…” Dazhe shook his head, but he got in the car. He looked at Big Head and just asked, “What are you doing here?”
“I’m looking for you. What else can I do?” Big Head replied. “Isn’t it because after you left, you didn’t even answer the phone? I went to the construction site where you worked and asked. They said you are not there. At this time, I guess you didn’t go back to sister-in-law… Oh, ex-wife, the ex-wife’s village. That only left Sister Lin’s place. Now, I managed to run into you. Hehe, I, Big Head, am still smart!”
Dazhe stared at Big Head at this time and said with a solemn expression, “Big Head, I warn you. You are not allowed to tell anyone about Sister Lin’s matter. Otherwise, I will kill you!”
“I know. I won’t say anything even if I was beaten up.” Big Head patted his chest and said. “Not to mention that the fast money you earned from your work these years is used to take care of Sister Lin. You bought her a house and pretended to get some allowances for her. You even asked to pay up on time every month or something… Man, I’m a little jealous. I never saw you treating me like this. Anyway, we are brothers who are in the same boat growing up, right?”
“I owe it to her.” Dazhe looked out the window.
Big Head looked at Dazhe and sighed, “Brother Zhe, as I said, you can’t blame yourself for what happened back then… After so many years, you should have stopped now, right?”
“Enough, don’t talk about it. I will deal with my affairs myself.” Dazhe knocked on the glass window of the car, with his gaze becoming harsh.
Big Head immediately pursed his lips in fear.
“What are you still looking for me for?” Dazhe frowned at this moment. “What? Your boss still refused to give up? He didn’t take my advice?”
“I was about to ask you!” said Big Head immediately. “Brother Zhe, what on earth did you say to President Xiao? I saw his face becoming gloomy! By the way, let me tell you. I don’t know what happened to President Xiao. Suddenly, he let his wife take their child to travel abroad.”
“When did this happen?”
“Just after I left Hongfu Building in the morning,” said Big Head. “He wanted me to buy him a plane ticket. I guess. But, he changed his mind because he was afraid that I will tell you all about it. Huh, he thought that I am stupid… Man, I have conquered his nanny. I know everything, hehe! But, Brother Zhe, didn’t I remind you before I went to Hongfu Building? Why did you still cause a racket when you met with President Xiao? Now that I mentioned it, I’m angry. Aren’t you too forceful when you grabbed my collar?!”
“This guy Xiao Yucheng is sinister…” Dazhe frowned at this time. “He let his wife and children go out, probably because he is trying to deal with me these two days… Big Head, you send me to Luo Ting’s village and drop me there. I am a little worried. Then, you have to help me pay attention to Xiao Yucheng’s actions!”
“This… Brother Zhe, are you going to deal with President Xiao with force?” Big Head asked in horror.
Dazhe closed his eyes and stopped talking.
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