Chapter Two – Phoenix Man (2)
A teenager appeared on the campus of A University as if coming out of a ditch.
Many people passing by looked curiously at Jiang Ping Xiu who was being pulled by Yan Jing Ze.
Huo Liang, Yan Jing Ze’s roommate, looked at Jiang Ping Xiu curiously: “Yan Jing Ze, I haven’t heard of you having such a friend before!”
“You heard it now,” Yan Jing Ze said.
Huo Liang laughed: “He looks so small!”
“Well.” Yan Jing Ze also felt that Jiang Ping Xiu was very small.
As long as the thought of the original owner of this body actually squeezed a minor child, he felt his heart was pinched. The trembling hand he was holding was rough and this made him feel sour.
Yan Jing Ze looked at Huo Liang: “Huo Liang, my friend came, today I will not eat with you.”
“Well, then see you later,” Huo Liang smiled and went to the cafeteria.
When Huo Liang is gone, Yan Jing Ze looks to Jiang Ping Xiu: “Ping Xiu, what do you like to eat?”
Jiang Ping Xiu clenched the plastic bag with the roast duck, and finally got the courage: “Brother Jing Ze, I… I will give you… send something, I… I’m leaving.”
He looks like this, and he will definitely embarrass Yan Jing Ze when he walks with him.
“You rarely come to visit me. Eat before you go,” Yan Jing Ze said softly.
Jiang Ping Xiu came here at this time and must not have eaten yet. During the winter, he should let Jiang Ping Xiu eat something warm before leaving.
“I… I…” Jiang Ping Xiu stuttered and became speechless.
At this time, Yan Jing Ze had already taken him into the school cafeteria.
There were several canteens in A, but the locations were all similar. These canteens were very large and there were many things sold in them.
The original owner usually went to the largest canteen #1, and now Yan Jing Ze also brought Jiang Ping Xiu into canteen #1.
The floor was covered with white floor tiles, and the walls were painted white. In the middle was a large piece of wood-colored tables and chairs. The entire cafeteria looked clean and bright.
Jiang Ping Xiu looked down at the shoes on his feet. These shoes were thrown away when the tenant who lived in the house moved out. It originally belonged to a girl. He felt that the shoes were not bad and he wore them after cleaning.
This is his best pair of shoes, but the shoes were white with pink, the laces were also pink, and a little stained.
He was embarrassed to step on such a clean place.
“You sit here, I’ll buy some food,” Yan Jing Ze said to Jiang Ping Xiu. He let Jiang Ping Xiu sit at a table, and then took the food card to buy food.
He took a dinner plate, asked for two servings of rice and vegetables.
A big meal like this was normally very cheap. He wanted to buy more food for Jiang Ping Xiu, but he remembered he was spending Jiang Ping Xiu’s hard-earned money. He felt embarrassed to spend it and finally bought the cheapest, two plates of five vegetables per serving.
He placed the food in front of Jiang Ping Xiu, Yan Jing Ze left again, and took two free bowls of soup.
As he walked back with the soup, he saw Jiang Ping Xiu carefully looking at himself and then bowed his head shyly.
Yan Jing Ze sat next to him and asked with a smile: “You brought me a roast duck?”
Jiang Ping Xiu nodded, his head lowered. The plastic bag containing the roast duck was placed on his lap he touched it uncomfortably.
It is now December, Jiang Ping Xiu came to the city in July and had been working in a car wash shop for more than five months.
The car wash shop included meals for its workers. For the past five months, he had been living in a dirty shop and eating meals cooked casually by the shop owner’s wife.
This packed roast duck was already a luxurious thing for him. But when he came to the school cafeteria, Jiang Ping Xiu realized that the roast duck he carefully brought was actually… nothing.
The students here were all holding stainless steel dinner plates one after another, with hot chicken legs and braised pork. They can eat very well.
“Let’s eat it together,” Yan Jing Ze said, taking the plastic bag and opening it.
Something like a roast duck was originally delicious when eaten hot, but now it is cold winter.
Jiang Ping Xiu carried the duck over, and the oily and scented duck now became particularly greasy.
And this duck had already been touched, it was missing one leg, people who are picky will not eat it at all.
“It’s already cold…” Jiang Ping Xiu was a little embarrassed.
“It’s still a duck even when it’s cold!” Yan Jing Ze laughed. He used an empty bowl and divided the roast duck. He pulled off the remaining duck leg and gave it to Jiang Ping Xiu: “Hurry up and eat it,” he said then pulled off the wings to eat.
Yan Jing Ze did all these too naturally, Jiang Ping Xiu’s stiff body slowly relaxed.
He glanced carefully at Yan Jing Ze and pushed the bowl to the other side: “You… eat the duck leg.”
“I like to eat wings. You don’t know this but,” Yan Jing Ze laughed. “Wings are more expensive than legs.”
Jiang Ping Xiu froze a bit.
Yan Jing Ze continued: “Hurry and eat it. If you do not eat it, it will get colder.”
Jiang Ping Xiu hurriedly bowed his head and ate.
When eating, Yan Jing Ze has been giving Jiang Ping Xiu vegetables—Jiang Ping Xiu’s body was small, he should eat more meat and vegetables.
Yan Jing Ze bought two types of vegetables; one was fried zucchini, and the other one was roasted broccoli—very common vegetables.
But Jiang Ping Xiu pointed to the zucchini and asked: “Brother, this… What is it? I… I have never eaten it before.”
“It’s called a zucchini,” Yan Jing Ze answered.
Jiang Ping Xiu pointed to the broccoli and asked: “This… What’s it called? I’ve never tried it before; I don’t know what this is. “
“It’s broccoli,” said Yan Jing Ze.
Jiang Ping Xiu also showed a small smile: “It’s delicious.”
Looking closely at the teenager’s face, in fact, he should look pretty good. But his hair was withered, with darkened skin, a face full of red blotches, and his clothes were also messy. Definitely not pleasing to look at.
But for Yan Jing Ze, the child was definitely good-looking!
Thinking about what the original owner did, he wanted to slap himself. He didn’t know where the original owner went. He is now the owner of this body so he abandoned the idea of slapping himself.
A University’s meals have large portions, boys can normally finish it and most girls can only eat half of it.
However, Jiang Ping Xiu finished the meal in two or three mouthfuls. Yan Jing Ze felt that for Ping Xiu it should be not enough. Fortunately, a whole roast duck, there was a lot of meat.
“Eat more meat.” Yan Jing Ze put the roast duck’s meat in Jiang Ping Xiu’s bowl. He thought of something and said: “I’ll give you a bowl of porridge.”
“No, no need…”
“Porridge is free. It would be a waste not to eat it.” Yan Jing Ze explained. “The canteen cooks porridge every morning, if there are more left, it will be reheated and given free at noon with free soup for the students to eat.”
Jiang Ping Xiu was surprised: “It’s free?!”
“Well, it’s free,” Yan Jing Ze said. A Uni’s food was really cheap. And students can even apply for various subsidies. The original owner did not really need to shamelessly squeeze Jiang Ping Xiu for money. What a real scum.
Yan Jing Ze quickly brought two bowls of porridge. He did not eat, it all entered into Jiang Ping Xiu’s stomach. Even that roast duck, Jiang Ping Xiu ate much more than he ate.
Children who are still growing up, their appetite is really good!
Yan Jing Ze watched as Jiang Ping Xiu finished eating, and said: “Ping Xiu, let’s go to my bedroom, I have something for you.”
“Brother?” Jiang Ping Xiu was pulled to the dorm by Yan Jing Ze. But he refused to go upstairs: “I do not go, brother… I will… I will only make you lose your face.”
Yan Jing Ze’s eyes were a little sour, however, he did not force him. He let Jiang Ping Xiu wait, and then he went upstairs to get the original owner’s newly bought set of warm innerwear and a long cotton suit. He ran back downstairs to Jiang Ping Xiu.
“Brother, these are your clothes…”
“It’s for you.” Yan Jing Ze took out a long cotton suit for Jiang Ping Xiu to wear and asked: “Where is the car wash where you work? I’ll find you over the weekend.”
Jiang Ping Xiu gave the car wash’s address to Yan Jing Ze.
The memory of Yan Jing Ze was very good, he listened to the address and he remembered it. He touched Jiang Ping Xiu’s head: “Walk slowly on the way back.”
“Well.” Jiang Ping Xiu’s face rose red, he slowly walked forward. While walking on the road he looked back, the result, he saw Yan Jing Ze was still standing in place, looking at him. When he saw him look back, Yan Jing Ze waved at him.
Jiang Ping Xiu hurriedly turned his head to continue to go forward, walked to the corner, and could not help turning his head.
Yan Jing Ze was still standing there.
His heart seemed to be filled with honey, too sweet. Jiang Ping Xiu on his way back restrained himself from laughing happily. He almost skipped.
He ate a lot of things and wore thick cotton clothes. Now that he is walking, he is feeling quite hot, but he is reluctant to take off the clothes.
These are the clothes of Yan Jing Ze. The clothes that brother Yang Jing Ze gave him.
Covering his small body, in fact, it was quite big. Jiang Ping Xiu did not want to take off the clothes, if he could wear it forever it would be good.