Nov 25, 2019

2. If I were an Ordinary Student...

"Yue Ming ah, kau sekarang sudah tingkat dua, bagaimana kau bisa berkelahi dengan orang lain? Bahkan Wang Xuzhi, kau selalu menjadi siswa yang paling dikhawatirkan guru, bagaimana bisa terjadi seperti ini?" Guru kelas kecewa.

Wang Xuzhi menatap Cheng Yueming yang menundukkan kepalanya, menerima kritikan guru kelas. Ini pasti pertama kalinya dia dipanggil ke kantor oleh guru kelas. Hati Wang Xuzhi merasa sedikit tidak senang, tetapi dia mengaku salah. "Aku yang memprovokasinya duluan."

“Aku yang memukulnya lebih dulu,” Cheng Yueming melirik Wang Xuzhi.

Guru kelas mengambil secangkir teh dan meneguknya. "Oh, apa kalian berdua berencana untuk bertanggung jawab satu sama lain? Oke, minta orang tua kalian datang besok!"

"Jangan, guru ... ayahku, dia ... Uh ... dia ..." Wang Xu panik dan melangkah maju untuk menarik lengan guru kelas, bibirnya mulai bergetar.

Guru kelas mengubah wajahnya, "Apa yang terjadi pada ayahmu? Apa yang terjadi di rumah?"

"Ayahku, tubuhnya ..." Wang Xuzhi menutupi wajahnya dan mulai terisak.

“Baiklah, baiklah, kalau begitu kalian kembali dan tulis lima ribu kata untuk diperiksa, tidak perlu memanggil orang tua.” Guru kelas tidak berniat mendesak, mengayunkan tangannya, simpatik kepada Wang Xuzhi, menitikkan air mata.

“Tidak!” Mendengarkan lima ribu kata, Wang Xuzhi dengan cepat melepaskan tangannya, wajahnya tampak serius. “Guru, ayahku sangat tangguh, ketika dia memukulku,‘ brak brak’! Tentu saja dia bisa datang ke sekolah.”

Cheng Yueming, "..."

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"Jangan mengikutiku!" Teriak Wang Xuzhi. Ketika berjalan pulang dengan tas sekolahnya, dia menoleh dan melihat Cheng Yueming ada di belakangnya.

Sebagai siswa sekolah menengah, jam pulang sekolah setelah kelas malam, hari sudah larut, tidak ada seorang pun di jalan.

Cheng Yueming mengikutinya di belakang dan memandangnya seperti orang idiot. Dia berkata, "Aku tetanggamu. Kita searah."

"Ck!" Wang Xuzhi tidak bisa membantah, dia berbalik dan lanjut berjalan, memikirkan sesuatu. "Ini pertama kalinya kau mendapat panggilan orang tua 'kan?"

Rumah Wang Xuzhi berada di desa yang jauh dari kota, gubuk jerami biasa, dan rumah Cheng Yueming adalah vila mewah. Alasan mengapa ia menjadi tetangganya adalah karena ketika ibu Cheng Yueming mengandung dirinya. Ayahnya ingin mencari tempat dengan udara yang baik dan akhirnya datang ke sini.

Dua kehidupan yang sangat berbeda.

Biasanya Cheng Yueming diantar jemput dengan mobil khusus, jadi karena ini pertama kalinya mereka pulang bersama, Wang Xuzhi masih sangat tidak nyaman.

"Hei, kau lambat sedikit." Cheng Yueming dengan cepat menyusul Wang Xuzhi, keduanya berjalan berdampingan. Dia terus melihat sekeliling, ekspresinya agak kaku dan tidak wajar.

Wang Xuzhi melirik ke atas untuk menatapnya, tinggi keduanya tidak berbeda jauh, tetapi menurut sudut pandang, Cheng Yueming memberi kesan lebih tinggi karena dia sangat kurus dan kakinya seperti dua sumpit. Bisa ditebak, dia tidak pernah melakukan pekerjaan fisik, tidak berguna. Tetapi Wang Xuzhi tidak sama, setiap hari dia membersihkan rumah, melakukan pekerjaan pertanian, dia tidak gemuk, bahunya lebar dan pinggangnya sempit, otot tipis yang menempel di tulang, sangat indah.

"Jangan dekat-dekat Laozi!” Wang Xuzhi mendorongnya, dan secara tidak sengaja melihat wajah Cheng Yueming yang pucat.

Hei! Orang ini sepertinya takut gelap!

Batin Wang Xuzhi muncul niat usil, "Xiao Yue Yue~ takut gelap? Muehehe ..."

"Hm?" Jawab Cheng Yueming, ketika dia menoleh, hanya udara hampa tersisa, Wang Xu sudah melesat pergi, berlari meninggalkannya ...

"WTF! Wang Xuzhi!!!" Wang Xuzhi berlari di depan, diikuti oleh teriakan panik oleh Cheng Yueming.

Dia berlari lebih keras dan lebih keras, tetapi dia tidak melihat Cheng Yueming mengejar untuk waktu yang lama, dia akhirnya berhenti, menoleh ke belakang, dan tidak melihat sosok Cheng Yueming.

"Dimana dia?” Wang Xuzhi berdiri di tempat yang sama untuk sementara, berbalik, berlari kembali.

"Cheng Yueming !! Cheng ..." Wang Xuzhi berteriak sambil melihat sekeliling. Baru saja memanggil suara kedua, dia melihat seonggok manusia tidak jauh didepan. Ketika mendekat, dia menemukan Cheng Yueming tengah berjongkok, tidak bergerak di tanah.

Wang Xuzhi ikut berjongkok dan menepuknya, "Hei, tidak apa-apa? Hei."

Cheng Yueming mendongak, matanya berkaca-kaca, ekspresinya penuh ketakutan. Setelah melihat Wang Xu, dia berteriak, "Wang! Xu! Zhi!"

Hati Wang Xuzhi gemetar, mulai menyesal. Apanya yang berhati lembut?! Dia memandang aura hitam yang menguar dari Cheng Yueming, dan mundur selangkah dalam hati nuraninya yang bersalah. "Bro..."

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20. Pathetic Words

Oh, My Dear! Chapter 20.

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Military training takes place under the hot sun. Guo Zhi's face turned red, sweat poured out from the camouflage hat worn, occasionally he licked his dry lips. Other new students complained but Guo Zhi enjoyed it. He thinks military training like this is very good for health.

The trainer blew the whistle, "Stand all up! Rest for 30 minutes! Line up!"

Students began to scatter, some went to eat, chat with each other, some sat on the grass and rested.

Guo Zhi took off his hat and hung it on his shoulder. He went to the convenience store and bought mineral water. He sees Shi Xi sitting under a tree not too far from the field when he will return.

"Shi Xi!" Call Guo Zhi with pleasure.

Shi Xi doesn't respond, busy reading a book.

"You don't need military training?"

"No."

"Why?"

"Because I'm weak."

Guo Zhi's face turned worried. "What's wrong with your body? Can it be cured?"

"No." Shi Xi answered calmly, still focused on the book in his hand. Even fools know it's just a lie, but Guo Zhi believes.

"What do you do? Don't be pessimistic, there must be a way to get well. I'll call 120 to send an ambulance and take you to the hospital." Guo Zhi took out his cellphone.

"I am kidding." Prevent Shi Xi while raising his head to look at Guo Zhi.

Guo Zhi was not angry, he sighed in relief.  "Luckily you don't have a deadly disease."

"You really are not a species of this world."

"The alien I saw on TV doesn't look like me."

Shi Xi no longer responds to this insignificant conversation.

Guo Zhi switches to sit next to Shi Xi.  Observing their classmates who mingled to interact full of jokes and laughter in the field, wearing camouflage uniforms.

"Look how happy the world is."

"I didn't write about a happy world!"

"Happiness is happiness, how can you write sad story?" Guo Zhi doesn't believe it.

Shi Xi raised his hand, moved his fingers.  Guo Zhi immediately took out paper and pen from the pocket of his camouflage uniform. He really brought it!

Guo Zhi pointed to male and female couples who were joking in the field. The man broke her hair into a mess then ran, the woman chasing behind with a flushed face while grumbling.

Shi Xi starts writing, his face expressionless. After a while, the paper was given back to Guo Zhi. Although the writing is a mess, Guo Zhi has no difficulty reading it.

[ He has no love for her, but an instinctive appearance and physical attraction. Does he know her? Will he marry her? No, his youth is still long. He needs pleasure rather than commitment. He now damaged her hair. He now had tenderness in his eyes, and he would hurt her later.  The woman chased after him, but she could never catch up with him. She was blushing now, and her face would be filled with tears. When she is tired of chasing, she will stop, look at others, and want to chase after others, so the picture is repeated, but can this blame her? Life is always repeated, so that every love in life is repeated, shared, separated, shared, separated, shared, separated and died. ]

Guo Zhi took his eyes off the paper and looked at the couple who was joking there then bit his lip. Guo Zhi turned to point at the man sitting while prying his nostrils.  "How do you write about him?"

The paper was returned to Shi Xi. Not long after, Guo Zhi accepted and began to read.

[ Everyone has an empty space in his heart. If other people cannot enter, they cannot leave. He sat on the hot ground but had no feelings. He could not change his appearance. No one wants to look further.  He wants to attract the attention of others, but he hesitates, hurts, damages his dignity, raises his hand and puts his fingers to his nose, but he suddenly feels that he is silly, and even a little sad, so what is acceptable, only ridicule. It's better to be in the emptiness of his own heart, where no one is hurting him. Even though there's only loneliness, that loneliness won't make it hurt. ]

"He was just digging his nostrils!"

"Very sad."

"Which side is it?"

"Don't be so naive, everyone has their own sadness, you just can't see it."

"But everyone also has their own happiness, why don't you see it?" Guo Zhi's question did not get an answer. He then paying attention to various types of behavior and the appearance of people who are resting in the field. They wear the same uniform but they are different personalities.

Guo Zhi stood up and hugged the tree trunk, added, "Shi Xi, I think you will definitely write good fiction someday and will impress many people. The main character in your fiction will be like in a fairytale where there will only be one thing at the end of the story, from now on they will live happily ever after."

Guo Zhi, who was always boasting Shi Xi, could not see the sadness from his perspective, making Shi Xi unable to write about him

The wind blows slowly, Shi Xi sits and Guo Zhi stands beside him, they are under a tree. Sunlight penetrates the fissures and leaves on the ground to produce various forms of shadow.

Both of them see the same view but have different views. One day their world will blend into one, asked for reason, the answer is of course because of love.
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The next day, Hua Guyu came to the afternoon training session to meet Guo Zhi while carrying a scroll.

"Guo Zhi, I will give you an assignment."

"What?"

"Put this in Shi Xi's room."

"What is this?" Guo Zhi asked, starting to unroll the poster but was prevented by Hua Guyu, "Don't let others see it. They will take it. This is my personal photo that I printed on purpose."

"Stick it in Shi Xi's room?"

"I even used Mito Xiu Xiu to make my face more handsome and perfect. I will let Shi Xi be jealous to death." Hua Guyu gritted his teeth.

"Does he want it?"

"Definitely, sure, help me!" Hua Guyu knowledgeably revealed a pitiful expression.

"OK!"

Guo Zhi went off campus with a poster in his hand. He walked cautiously remembering the route he had last taken until he reached Shi Xi's apartment.

After riding the elevator, Guo Zhi arrived in front of Shi Xi's room and knocked on it.  Shortly, Shi Xi opened the door, his hair still wet looked like he had just finished bathing.

"Why come here?"

"I have come to ..." Guo Zhi was about to finish his sentence, there was a lazy voice that interrupted, "Who is that?" A woman's voice from under the blanket on the bed.

Who? Guo Zhi's chest feels tight and the atmosphere is suddenly uncomfortable.  He looked at Shi Xi. Could it be that he started writing erotic fiction so he found a woman to make fictional material? Shi Xi could have done that but Guo Zhi could not believe it. He still thinks about the good side.

"Shi Xi, didn't you say you don't have friends?" Guo Zhi asked awkwardly.

The woman's lips twitched, she brushed the blankets off the bed with messy hair.  She wears Shi Xi's shirt without long pants, exposing her long legs. She looked at Guo Zhi, there was a ridiculous look in his eyes as if to say how could Shi Xi know people like Guo Zhi.

The woman stands behind Shi Xi, hugs Shi Xi's waist tightly, and supports her chin on Shi Xi's shoulder. "I'm not his friend, I'm his wife."

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