At the same time, Zhuang Xiao noticed that Xia Rou was no longer with them, so she called her, “Xia Rou.”
Xia Rou jogged to catch up after a long pause. When she passed the man, she turned her face away so he couldn’t see her face.
When the man heard her name, he was shocked into stillness until finally reacting to look, only to see a girl with long hair streaming behind her running past before disappearing.
He was a little stunned as well as puzzled and confused. But soon he recovered his calm and continued to smoke in silence.
When Xia Rou climbed the stairs, she remembered their room still had one empty bed remaining. She began to pray in her heart…
If she had been unlucky enough to bump into her… Then she wouldn’t hesitate to ask big brother to change her room!
It was probably that her praying was so fervent that before she walked into her room, the door opened. A mother-daughter paired walked out, followed by a young man.
People with pretty faces: man or woman, would still be attractive.
Even Zhuang Xiao and Xie Yun couldn’t help but turn to him.
Only Xia Rou looked steadily ahead, without any expression on her face as she walked past Liang Ziheng and Lu Jialan.
“Brother! What are you looking at?” Lu Jialan turned back to call him. “Hurry, we should eat. I’m so hungry!”
Liang Ziheng stared in the direction Xia Rou had disappeared in. After a moment, he turned his head back.
“What’s wrong?” Lu Jialan asked. Translated by The Novelst
Liang Zihend didn’t answer her immediately, pausing before he said, “I saw someone familiar, but I don’t remember who it was…”
Who could it be? She looked really familiar!
The girl had walked too fast. With just a glance she had disappeared. But he was smart and had a good memory and could confirm he had seen this girl before.
It was just that he found it hard to recall all of a sudden…
It was later when he was eating at a restaurant outside the school that he remembered.
Oh that… Wasn’t that… the person who had once been rumored to be the Cao Family’s illegitimate daughter, Xia Rou?
He remembered that when he had met her she was only a junior in high school. Time had passed really quickly. She was already a university student.
Which meant… she was already an adult already, huh…
“Ziheng, you should eat more. You worked very hard today!” The middle-aged man smiled.
“Don’t mention it. It’s my pleasure,” Liang Ziheng recovered quickly. “Uncle.”
The man laughed, speaking up to praise Lu Jialan. The atmosphere in the room was great; people who weren’t in the know would have thought he and Lu Jialan were father and daughter.
This uncle of his, huh…
This man was a few years younger than his aunt. He had specially divorced his wife and married his widowed aunt. He had used the marriage to jump classes in society, turning from a normal white-collar worker to a rich businessman.
Liang Ziheng didn’t look down on his uncle. He could understand.
Since all humans desired to move upwards.
Just like him and his father. They could be full of confidence when standing in front of his uncle, watching as he tried to flatter them and fawn over his aunt and even his cousin.
But when it came to other occasions when they met someone higher, richer, and more powerful, it became others looking at him lowering his head and bending at the waist. Those people might not even have the tolerance to maintain a smile and might even forget his name.
For example, Cao Yang. The second time they met, he still hadn’t remembered his name.
That was because his existence to Cao Yang was unimportant. There was no need for him to concern himself.
Liang Ziheng couldn’t help but let out a sigh.
Since he was young, he had been called the rich second generation by his peers and he was also quite proud of himself, feeling that his life was complete.
But later as his family succeeded, he slowly separated from his friends who came from an ordinary background and began to rub elbows with the upper class. That was when he realized his vision had been too shallow.
That was also when he realized that there was no end to a person’s hard work. As long as you wanted to climb up, there would still be more to climb ahead of you .
These thoughts of his had helped him receive great support from his father as well as receive Hu Chen’s recognition. So Hu Chen didn’t mind creating some chances for him to bring him along to contact some of the upper class.
But the more he encountered them, the more he realized that it was very difficult to get into a higher circle. Those people wouldn’t accept you only because you lowered your head and flattered them with a few words.
He couldn’t help but glance at his uncle. Translated by The Novelst
With his marriage he had managed to raise his own level. It wasn’t… an impossible road.
But he also knew that though he was good-looking, the real families at the top would not even look at him. Those misses were not ordinary girls. They had deep inside them the consciousness of their status in society, and that repelled them from him.
They might take a few more glances at him and enjoy his gentleness, and even date him or take him as a temporary acquaintance, but they would never seriously consider him as a marriage partner.
At this time, Liang Ziheng thought about Xia Rou once more.
If Xia Rou was truly the illegitimate daughter of Commander Cao, he would never dare even think of her.
But… the best part was that she wasn’t.
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