“Really?” Zhu Maolin nodded. There are people like this. It is inevitable many people approach life like this. This may be the norm too.
“Actually…” Little Lu lightly grasped her earlobe a little embarrassingly, “It’s because I eat this kind of food almost every day. If I don’t change it up a little, I can’t even eat it. What I said just now is beautiful, but I can’t bear myself with it anymore. Is the food okay?”
Zhu Maolin had already started to eat. He didn’t chew carefully nor gobble it up. He just ate it efficiently. He said calmly, “There is no difference in taste.”
“Ah…” Little Lu smiled awkwardly.
Zhu Maolin said abruptly, “But you add a few points to the appearance. It’s still alright.”
As if she was easy to satisfy with just such a simple statement of approval. Zhu Maolin was stunned. He was in the advertising circle. He seemed to have never encountered such a simple-minded model. Mainly, this was an idea that suddenly popped up in his mind.
“Why do you often eat this kind of food?” Zhu Maolin asked suddenly, “It stands to reason that you will always get jobs. You will still be able to afford food. Didn’t I pay for you yesterday?”
Little Lu shook her head, quietly cleaning up the trash after fiddling with this bowl of instant noodles. Zhu Maolin did not continue to question.
“I’m finished.” He finally put the plate down.
“Ah, okay.” Little Lu said hastily, “After I wash these, I will leave immediately!”
“Yeah.” Zhu Maolin nodded and returned to his office.
Soon after, the light in the pantry turned off, and Little Lu quietly left. Zhu Maolin didn’t care and worked just like that for more than an hour.
The body’s fatigue was reminding him that it was time to rest… time to go home.
He sighed and packed everything here. Before leaving, he subconsciously walked into the pantry, turned on the light, and took a look. This place was clean, and even the floor seemed to be wiped clean.
“Perhaps I overthink.”
He shook his head and left the company.
She is probably already asleep right now.
The headlights of the car swept across the bus stop on the road. Zhu Maolin found out that there was a person in front of the bus stop. The person ran around the bus stop in small steps, then jumped, rubbing hands occasionally, and blew air into the palms.
“Why are you still here?”
Zhu Maolin had to stop the car. He ran into the girl again.
“I’m waiting for the bus…”
“There is no bus at this point.” Zhu Maolin shook his head.
“Then, are there any other bus stops nearby?” Little Lu asked quickly, “I’m not familiar with this place. I can’t find the way.”
“It’s here nearby.” Zhu Maolin shook his head, “Or call a taxi.”
“I see…” Little Lu nodded, “Got it, Manager Zhu. You should go back first. I’ll be fine. Look, the convenience store opposite is still open!”
“Well, you should be careful.” Zhu Maolin rereleased the car’s handbrake and drove the car out.
He looked at Little Lu from the rearview mirror. He found that she was rubbing her hands at this moment and then sat down instead of taking out her phone immediately. She just sat like this.
He reversed the car back. It’s quite late; not following some rules should still be fine.
“Ah. Manager Zhu, why are you back?” Little Lu opened her eyes curiously and asked.
In winter, her face had turned pale.
Zhu Maolin frowned and suddenly asked, “Could you be planning to wait here until early morning? Didn’t I ask you to call a taxi?”
“I will call a taxi later. I won’t stay here all night!” Little Lu smiled and said, “I’m not stupid.”
“That’s great, then you should call now.” Zhu Maolin nodded.
Little Lu took out her phone. It appeared that Zhu Maolin didn’t mean to leave. In the end, she had no choice but to say weakly, “I’m sorry. I plan to stay here all night because it won’t take long, just a few hours. Taxis are too expensive.”
The car door suddenly opened. Zhu Maolin said resignedly, “You can get in the car. Where do you live? I will send you back.”
“Efficiency. Don’t waste my time.”
Little Lu hesitated for a while, then said, “Then, please give me a few seconds!”
As she said, she hurried to the convenience store in front. After a while, she ran back panting, then got in the car and sent a bottle of hot milk towards Zhu Maolin, “Manager, you should drink this. It’s not good to drink coffee and tea so late.”
But she didn’t buy one for herself. Zhu Maolin guessed that she might be reluctant to do so.
Obviously, she was freezing already when she was waiting for the bus.
“Really? Are you short of money?” asked Zhu Maolin abruptly.
Little Lu lowered her head and did not answer, “You need to take me to the stop where there is a night bus at this point. You don’t need to send me home…”
“Oh.” Zhu Maolin nodded.
The car drove slowly.
Soon after, Zhu Maolin said calmly, “A customer bought the film you made. But, it will not broadcast during prime time. If the effect is good, I will recommend you to sign with this company. It’s an exclusive contract.”
It was so quiet that the only sound that could be heard was the friction of wheels on the road and the asphalt road outside. This sound broke the silence.
There is such a girl who isn’t stained by her origin.
Zhu Maolin smiled slightly.
On the late-night highway that he got used to, it seemed like it was not what it used to be. The journey felt very long.
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