Chapter 6 – “It’s not for your brother’s face”
The lights in the corridor were not bright, and the old walls were faintly stained with some dirty marks.
Chen Ruoyu was standing at the door wearing a camel-colored oversized coat.
Her slender waist was outlined by a leather belt.
She appeared in front of Shi Ran without warning, which was out of tune with the environment here.
“Are you ready” Chen Ruoyu asked in a calm tone, looking at Shi Ran.
Shi Ran shook her head hurriedly and said to her, a little embarrassed, “I have to trouble you to wait a moment.
I haven’t cleaned up yet.”
“Then don’t start packing, okay” Song Yi said hurriedly.
Then she looked at Chen Ruoyu, who was standing beside Shi Ran, and said to her, as if asking for help: “Ayu, you are here just in time.
Please help me persuade Shi Ran.
You know about the two of us from beginning to end.
Can you help me persuade her “
Song Yi’s voice was trembling.
She didn’t know how much she was wronged.
Shi Ran couldn’t help frowning.
The matter with Song Yi was a private matter, and Chen Ruoyu was just a helper called by her brother.
She didn’t want to involve her either.
It’s just that Shi Ran’s worries didn’t last long, and Chen Ruoyu rejected Song Yi’s plea without expression.
She took the pocket of her coat and said expressionlessly, “I’m the person Shi Yu invited to help Shi Ran.”
As soon as the voice fell, Shi Ran felt a shadow fall on her side.
Chen Ruoyu stood with her like this.
The familiar fragrance fell on her shoulders again.
Indifferent but with a warm glow, it inexplicably makes people feel at ease.
“Ayu… Isn’t our two years of friendship not enough for me to beg you back today ” Song Yi said, her expression becoming more and more pitiful.
But Chen Ruoyu didn’t seem to hear Song Yi’s words.
She still looked at Shi Ran and said, “Is it difficult to clean up Do you need to call a few more people”
“No, just the two of us.” Shi Ran replied.
Then she looked at the valuable Givenchy classic trench coat on Chen Ruoyu’s body and changed her words: “I can do it alone.”
Chen Ruoyu seemed to have not heard the last sentence of Shi Ran’s words, so she undid the belt around her waist, took off her coat and put it on her arm, and asked, “Which room should I start from”
Shi Ran felt a little surprised when she heard Chen Ruoyu say this, but she still walked towards the study with Chen Ruoyu.
“Help me put these tablets and the books on the shelf here into the box.
I’ll clean up the balcony first.
“Okay.” Chen Ruoyu nodded, put her coat on the chair beside her, and rolled up her sleeves to pack things for Shi Ran.
Song Yi watched Shi Ran come out of the study.
Just as she was about to stop her, Liu Qu’s voice rang: “Song Yi, Teacher Chen has a group meeting at 11:30.
It’s getting late.
The noise in the house overwhelmed the sound of time passing, and the clock had gone from ten o’clock to eleven o’clock unconsciously.
Song Yi looked at Shi Ran’s back and spoke to Liu Qu with a pitiful vibrato: “Xiao Qu, I’m not going.
Can you ask for a leave for me “
“Ask for leave” Liu Qu frowned when she heard this.
“You should tell Teacher Chen yourself.
You know, Teacher Chen will be angry if you ask for leave and are absent from work.
Song Yi saw the truth in her eyes, which showed real embarrassment.
Shi Ran was determined to break up, but Liu Qu refused to help her.
After weighing it for a long time, Song Yi looked at Shi Ran’s back and said, “If you’re angry, just get angry.
I won’t go.
Anyway, I could hold on to graduate school because of Shi Ran.
She is now.
Since I don’t want me anymore, I don’t have the confidence to continue reading.
I might as well… drop out of school… “
As it approached noon, besides Song Yi’s weak voice, there were also incense sticks from other people’s meals on the balcony.
Shi Ran’s fingers were stained with brown soil, and her hands that were cleaning up the flesh never stopped.
Shi Ran didn’t want to say many things in front of other people, but that didn’t mean she wasn’t clear.
She knew that Song Yi would not drop out of school, and she didn’t even dare miss Teacher Chen’s group meeting.
It took Song Yi a lot of hard work to get into Mr.
Chen’s graduate school.
How could she give up
Not to mention someone she didn’t like.
The toilet paper roll rolled in Shi Ran’s hands.
She carefully and carefully wrapped a cactus, and the harmless thorns pierced her heart with dull pain.
It turned out that some things could only be seen clearly if they retreated.
The people in the living room were performing a tragic Qiong Yao drama, but Chen Ruoyu packed Shi Ran’s things as if nothing had happened.
In the cardboard box that had just been taken out, all the books on the bookshelf were neatly placed, and the black tablet data cable was folded a few times in Chen Ruoyu’s hand, and then it was neatly coiled together.
She slowly put the tablet back into the original box she just found, turned around unhurriedly, and looked at Song Yi, who was still sobbing: “Song Yi, you should know the consequences of dropping out of school.”
Chen Ruoyu’s voice was light and calm, like a pond of pale lake water in winter.
But the deterrent power of falling was unmatched by anyone in the house.
Shi Ran didn’t know about the relationship between Chen Ruoyu and Song Yi’s family but only felt that Song Yi’s sobbing paused when she heard Chen Ruoyu’s words.
After that, Chen Ruoyu said to Shi Ran on the balcony without waiting for Song Yi’s answer, “What else do you want to take away”
It was as if she was just informing Song Yi, not helping her analyze and make choices.
When Shi Ran heard this, she stood up under Song Yi’s gaze, and then she hugged the succulent that she had packed and walked straight toward Chen Ruoyu.
The room suddenly became quieter, and Song Yi’s hands that were hanging by her side were tightly clasped together, but to no avail.
In the end, she had to say to Liu Qu: “Xiao Qu, you drive over first.
I’ll get down in a while.
Liu Qu nodded and simply picked up her drawing board and walked out.
The sound of the door closing sounded and disappeared.
Song Yi stared at Shi Ran’s back as she packed up her things for a long time, watching her stuff the paintings on the desk into the box, then walked in and asked, “Shi Ran, then can you leave me the pair of rabbits in the living room”
Shi Ran heard the words, and the movement of packing up was obvious.
The rabbit that Song Yi mentioned was bought at the pottery exhibition after they moved into the house last year, and it was also one of the few important things for the two of them.
Shi Ran still remembered that Song Yi was in a good mood that day, walking around holding her hand all day and kissing her cheek on the way home.
She said that White Rabbit would always protect Pink Rabbit, and Pink Rabbit would always love White Rabbit.
It turned out that from the beginning, it was not love.
Shi Ran’s eyes flashed a bit of gloom as she thought of this.
She packed up her things expressionlessly and pretended to calmly put away her last album: “I only take what belongs to me.”
When the words fell, Shi Ran seemed to remember something again, and turned to look at Song Yi: “That’s right.”
Song Yi thought Shi Ran’s heart softened, and her eyes lit up.
But she didn’t want the next second, and she heard words that made her even more desperate.
Shi Ran: “The house expires at the end of the year, and there is still more than a month left.
If you want to continue living, you can renew the contract with the landlord, and then cancel it.
I will send you the landlord’s contact information.
If there is nothing in the future, don’t contact me.
When Song Yi heard the words, her hands hanging on the cardboard box were tightly clasped together, and the fragile cardboard box was scratched several times by her fingernails.
She just stared at Shi Ran’s back, turning around again.
Her drooping eyes swept over the suitcase she had brought.
All kinds of things were stacked and hidden inside, all of which were important to Shi Ran, but none of them were related to her.
The bird skipped the window and drew a distinct shadow in the study.
After a while, Liu Qu’s phone call came in.
Song Yi knew she had no time, so she left the house with only one glance at Shi Ran.
When she came, Shi Ran thought that the things that would be packed in many boxes could be packed in only three boxes.
The two workers hired by Chen Ruoyu carried most of Shi Ran’s things in one trip.
The door was slowly closed from the outside, and the key belonging to Shi Ran was removed from the keychain on which the little fox was hanging, and it was left in the cabinet at the entrance forever.
“Let’s go.” Shi Ran said and exhaled while holding a small box of books in her arms.
Shi Ran looked at Chen Ruoyu, who was walking side by side with her in the light’s corner, as if remembering something, and asked, “I don’t know yet, you and she have known each other since childhood.”
“The relationship between the elderly in the family is not bad.” Chen Ruoyu’s tone was flat, and she could not hear the slightest emotion.
Shi Ran raised her eyebrows.
“I didn’t see it.”
I don’t know if it was because she was too nervous in her third year of high school.
In Shi Ran’s impression, Chen Ruoyu and Song Yi were just the same.
That day, Zhang Ran said that Song Yi had a poor attitude toward Chen Ruoyu for her reasons.
It was not the case at that time.
The sunlight fell on Shi Ran’s face through the window on the stairs, and the flat eyebrows were slightly wrinkled in thought.
Shi Ran’s thinking didn’t last long when she was interrupted by an arm that suddenly entered her line of sight.
Chen Ruoyu’s slender fingers swayed in Shi Ran’s sight, and her trimmed and rounded nails were pale pink.
The familiar fragrance became clear as the two of them got closer.
Shi Ran sniffed and unknowingly slowed down the speed.
A few floors down the steps, Chen Ruoyu picked out a book from the box in Shi Ran’s arms.
The book’s cover was beige.
She looked at the name on the cover and asked, “Can you lend me this book”
Chen Ruoyu’s voice was light, like the cool winter wind passing through the stairwell, pulling back Shi Ran’s ethereal thoughts.
She was a little surprised that she was distracted just now, but she didn’t dare to delay and turned to glance at the book in Chen Ruoyu’s hand.
A selection of Wilde’s poems.
Shi Ran bought it and read a few pages, then put it on the shelf and forgot about it.
She packed it up today, and she plans to read it at night.
It’s just that Chen Ruoyu wanted it, and Shi Ran didn’t want to refuse her, so she nodded readily and agreed: “Take it, I just bought it at the time and picked up a few pages.
There may be some notes I wrote on it.
“It doesn’t matter.” Chen Ruoyu replied, her fingers stroking the three-dimensional book title sprinkled with gold on the cover.
After the episode of borrowing books, the two walked to the door of the unit building.
Shi Ran held the small box and looked around in the bleak winter wind, while Chen Ruoyu stood beside her and asked in confusion, “What are you looking for”
Shi Ran’s line of sight went straight past the Maybach, who was parked at the door, and said, as a matter of course, “The moving company’s car.”
When Chen Ruoyu heard the words, she opened the trunk of the Maybach opposite the two under Shi Ran’s gaze and recalled in a flat tone, “This one.”
Shi Ran couldn’t help but open her mouth, “Chen Ruoyu, you’re giving too much face to my disciple.
Why don’t you drive a Maybach to move me”
“It’s not for your brother’s face.” Chen Ruoyu said lightly.
After speaking, she reached out and took Shi Ran’s hand and put it in the trunk.
The sunlight passed through the tree trunks with yellow leaves hanging on both sides of the road in the community and fell into the dark trunk of the Maybach under Shi Ran’s gaze.
Just when Chen Ruoyu was about to fall behind the trunk, Shi Ran suddenly waved at her: “Wait for me.”
Chen Ruoyu stopped immediately, but saw Shi Ran take out an unsealed cardboard box from the trunk with difficulty and rushed towards the trash can beside it.
In the box were neatly placed paintings, from sketches to fine brushwork and ink, from realism to freehand brushwork.
All these years, Shi Ran helped Song Yi draw.
Shi Ran guessed that the elder brother of the worker might think the thing was too good to be garbage, so she put it in the trunk along with the other boxes.
But it used to be extremely precious to Shi Ran, but now it is dispensable and worthless.
Shi Ran said and threw all these things into the trash can.
She seemed to say goodbye to her past self completely, but her eyes were still red uncontrollably.
Shi Ran clearly understood that Song Yi was not a good person and that breaking up was the best choice, but the memory was the most tormenting thing.
The seven years of love almost ran through the brightest time in Shi Ran’s life, and Song Yi’s name was almost written on both crying and laughing.
The sun at noon in the winter hurts people’s eyes.
Shi Ran saw that all the paintings she had worked so hard to make were all stained.
She took a light breath and took out a shriveled one from her pocket.
The wind blew the already withered leaves to sway, and the huge tree’s shadow shrouded Shi Ran below.
She stood like this.
Her long hair, which she had casually rolled up when she was packing her things, hung loosely on her back, and her coat made her look bleak.
Chen Ruoyu watched Shi Ran get into the car with the bun in her mouth, and asked calmly, “Hungry”
Shi Ran bit the bread and said vaguely, “No.”
Then she fastened her seat belt and said to Chen Ruoyu, “Haven’t you heard of it Eating will make you feel better.
Chen Ruoyu heard the words and did not speak anymore.
The Maybach, who was pulled as a coolie, slowly drove towards the gate of the community under the master’s control.
Shi Ran’s depressed mood slightly improved when a small piece of bread was swallowed into her stomach.
She looked at the street tree that was gradually speeding up and retreating outside the window, as if she had reacted to something, turned her head to one side, and asked Chen Ruoyu, “Did Shi Yu give you my address”
“No.” Chen Ruoyu replied simply.
Shi Ran was puzzled: “Then where are you going to take me”
“A place that can make you feel better.” Chen Ruoyu stared at the road ahead and replied to Shi Ran.