I’m In Charge of SCP - Chapter 121
Thanksgiving. It was also Zhang Jue’s last week in Mei. He had been here for so long but hadn’t had a chance to wander around and get a feel for the so-called “freedom”. The opportunity to travel on public money is not always available. Yang Xue rarely got a day off, although she did not celebrate Thanksgiving. But she has other things to do.
Only the security personnel were on normal duty in the newly built hospital. The rest had gone home. Zhang Jue would be returning to China in a few days, and without incident, it wouldn’t be too convenient for the two of them to see each other for a long time to come.
This is the day the two of them were having a meal as a practice for Zhang Jue. The time was 2:00 PM, not too early and not too late. After eating, the two of them walked aimlessly on the street, chatting with each other.
Because it was an important festival, many pedestrians were on the street. All kinds of people wander through the street. Everyone was immersed in a sea of joy.
Besides, the most interesting thing is the so-called “Sino-Mei Cultural Exchange” event. A Mei boxing Champion Hudson fought against Chinese National Boxer Fang Tianlong.
This matchup received so much attention because Hudson is the son of the very same boxer who defeated the last Chinese National Fighter, the champion Chris.
Twenty years ago, Chris defeated Chan Sheung Mo for the champion title. In terms of seniority, Fang Tianlong is considered Chen Sheung Mo’s senior nephew. So, this battle is highly anticipated.
Can the mysterious Eastern martial arts return to the top? Can the King of Mei Boxing continue his glory? The promotional slogans can be extremely exaggerated.
Zhang Jue is considered half of Chen Xiao’s disciples. For this fight, he naturally wants to go to see it. But helplessly, he has no acquaintance here. There’s no way for him to grab a ticket, and he can only give up on it.
The two were watching the pedestrians on the street when suddenly a surprised voice rang out, calling Yang Xue’s name.
“Sister Yang Xue!”
The two looked up and saw a short-haired girl in a black super-short skirt waving at them. The weather in November was already rather cold, and the girl across the street was resistant to the freezing temperature.
Zhang Jue glanced at Yang Xue. “You know her?”
Yang Xue looked at the little girl running excitedly over in front of her, and for a moment, she was a little less sure. “Ning Ning?”
“Ning Ning is a student that I sponsored, she came to Mei Guo for further study after graduation, and I haven’t seen her since then.” Inside the coffee shop, Yang Xue introduced the girl to Zhang Jue.
Zhang Jue nodded at her words. Yang Xue and Yang Wenbai often sponsored the poor students of Jiangzhou University, which he had known for a long time.
“Sister Yang Xue. Because of you, lots of people have come to study in Mei.”
Ning hugged Yang Xue’s arm quite intimate. The little girl looked very excited to meet her old friend or her benefactor. On the way, she chattered and talked endlessly about how good, advanced, and free Mei Province was. But for this kind of thing, Yang Xue and Zhang Jue did not say anything to anyone.
After all, she was not very old, and some things were better left than said, and it was best to wait for her to face them herself.
“Sister, who is he? He’s not your boyfriend, is he?” Ning looked at Zhang Jue and asked in a whisper.
Yang Xue glanced at the distracted Zhang Jue and shook her head gently, “He… is my colleague.”
Ning Ning took a long breath, “Okay, okay, you scared me to death. I always told you how amazing you are as a person. How can you be with this kind of person? You know that teacher Shijia is suitable for you.”
The young girl is also a graduate of Jiangzhou University and naturally knows that Zhang Shijia has been chasing her. In her eyes, the multi-talented and golden Zhang Shijia is the only worthy partner for Yang Xue. Unlike Zhang Jue, that was not even worthy to use Zhang Shijia shoes.
Hearing what Ning said, Yang Xue frowned slightly, “Why do you say that? What’s wrong with him?”
Ning Ning stole a glance at Zhang Jue, humming, “Oh, don’t get me the wrong idea. There is nothing bad about him. But sister, take a look. His clothes do not even have a label. I’m sure all of his clothes were 80% bought from the roadside stalls. The watch also did not look luxurious enough, he must not have been able to afford one, and he was also not handsome enough. How can you be with him? It’s so weird by just looking at it.”
Yang Xue sighed. I never thought that after going abroad, the little girl’s views would be twisted into this.
She said with a straight face, “Ning Ning, you are already an adult. By definition, I should not be part of your business. There are some things that I don’t want to say it, and I am afraid no one will ever tell you about it. Looks and wealth are indeed both plus points, but you have to figure out what the most important quality of a person is. Don’t be blinded by these two things.”
What is the most important quality of a person? Ning froze. She had never considered this question before. Could there be something more important than looks and wealth?
At that moment, Zhang Jue walked over with two cups of coffee.
“What are you guys talking about?”
Yang Xue shook her head gently. On the other hand, Ning was looking at him with a strange look. Zhang Jue almost thought he had left the zipper on his pants unzipped.
Confirming that it wasn’t his problem, Zhang Jue said, “I saw an event going on in the mall across the street, want to go check it out?”
On Thanksgiving, most malls would take the opportunity to have some sort of sale, and for a while, there were crowds of people. They passed by a jewelry store, and they were holding a so-called answer to win a grand prize. The three stopped to watch the event.
Ning suddenly remembered something, looked at the calendar on his phone, and said, “Sister, I almost forgot. Today is your birthday, right?”
Yang Xue smiled and nodded her head. On the other hand, Zhang Jue looked at her and just realized it.
“Hey, did you give my sister any gifts?” Zhang Jue froze for a moment before realizing that the little girl was talking to herself.
“Little sister, it’s none of your business whether I sent a gift or not, and besides, did you?”
“Of course I sent it.” Ning took off a pendant from her neck, “Sister Yang Xue, I bought this with the manuscript fee I got for my first paper. It was not expensive, but it’s very meaningful to me. Now I’m giving it to you. Please accept it.”
Yang Xue could only take the pendant and bring it around her neck when she said so.
Ning looked at Zhang Jue divinely. Zhang Jue was a bit puzzled, not knowing what had offended this young girl he had just met.
Luckily, they were wandering around the mall at the moment. They were surrounded by stores, and Zhang Jue glanced at Yang Xue, “What do you want?”
Yang Xue smiled and shook her head. She hadn’t originally intended for Zhang Jue to give her a gift either.
However, Ning fought for Yang Xue’s gift, “Fake love, how can you ask someone like that. You’re not sincere at all.”
That was true, and Zhang Jue nodded. Realizing that his behavior was a bit inappropriate, he thought about it for a while but couldn’t think of anything to give Yang Xue.
Thinking about it to no avail, he simply pointed to the jewelry store where the question-and-answer event was taking place, “How about I win the game over there as a gift for your sister rather than choosing what should it be?”
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