If The Moon Won’t Hold You

Chapter 36: Favour

Although Cen Ning felt a little strange when she returned to school, she soon felt that nothing was actually strange.

Yan Xingzhi had always made people feel indifferent, and his gentleness was not the norm. It was not too much for him to be scant with words and have a cold atmosphere.

Presumably, he suddenly had something troublesome at work?

Cen Ning didn’t think much about it, because no matter how much she thought about it, she wouldn’t think the reason would be herself.

The next day, Cen Ning set off for the Eternal Camera Club after class.

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This was very different from a photography company like Tianying. It had no hierarchy, no clock in, and no commute time. It was not like a company, but more like a large gathering place for photography enthusiasts.

Of course, this seemingly unstructured place also has its own rules. Everyone here was recommended or discovered by seniors. After you get here, you will learn from and work with a senior. Sometimes it would be a commercial shoot, and other times it would be a private photoshoot of a client. Sometimes there will be organized exterior location work, with various places in the country and abroad set up. As long as they were able to go, that place can become the area for photographers to capture the scenery.

But those who come here are mostly more hopeful to have the opportunity to showcase their work at the annual Eternal Camera Club photography exhibition. The Eternal Camera Club Film Festival was a well-known event in the country and abroad and had many supporters. As long as the works were recognized by Yin Li, every member had the opportunity.

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At first, Cen Ning was shocked by the design of this building, but later on she thought it was a place founded by Yin Li, so it wasn’t surprising it was so special.

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Walking around the corner, Da Bei suddenly paused: “Mr. Yin.”

Cen Ning was shocked for a moment in her heart. She didn’t expect to see Yin Li herself on the first day she came, and she was so nervous that she didn’t know what to say.

“Da Bei.” Although Yin Li’s tone was flat, it could be seen he was very kind. “Who is this?”

Da Bei: “A new person, recommended by Mr. Hao Jie.”

“Hao Jie? That kid would recommend someone?” Yin Li smiled and glanced at Cen Ning, “Looks like a promising youth.”

Cen Ning replied embarrassedly, “Mr. Yin is overpraising.”

“I know Hao Jie’s temperament. Since you were recommended by him, there is something special about you.” Yin Li didn’t say much. After saying this, he added, “Good luck.”

Cen Ning was both moved and excited: “Thank you, teacher.”

Yin Li left, and Da Bei took Cen Ning to visit the studio again. Because Cen Ning was still a college student, the works and tasks Da Bei gave her were all scheduled for weekends. If there was something like editing, she could also take it back to the school to work on.

This was the best situation for Cen Ning, so after she came out of the Eternal Camera Club, she was in a good mood. Even the gloom of the recent period of time had quietly dissipated.

On the other side, the military training center.

“Tang Zheng, Brother Yan said that he will have extra training in the afternoon. Why are you here?”

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“What extra training? He trained a group of people into dogs this morning.” Tang Zheng complained, but he still stood up and walked out.

“Ah… I feel that Brother Yan is weird today, so fierce that my heart trembles.”

Tang Zheng supported his forehead: “He must have been stimulated by something.”

“What’s the stimulant? Was he scolded by the senior official? Or was the mission not going well?”

“What kind of person is Yan Xingzhi? Do you think he will be stimulated by these?” Tang Zheng shook his head and sighed, “You guys, don’t understand him.”

“If you understand, then tell!”

Tang Zheng had a look of fathomlessness on his face: “I dare not say it.”

“Why!”

“I’m afraid his brilliance will be swept to the floor and then he will beat me up.”

“…”

Tang Zheng, as someone who had followed Yan Xingzhi since he was a child, naturally knew that Yan Xingzhi would not change his expression even if Mount Tai loomed over him. The only one who could change his expression… was probably that little girl.

Tang Zheng smiled and said, “Eh, let’s go, let’s go, it’s combat training, right? Eh, friendly reminder, don’t be on a team with Brother Yan later.”

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“What?”

“Don’t be a sandbag, comrade.”

A few days later, Yan house.

“Cen Ning hasn’t come back for a long time. Take time to see her. If she is not in a bad mood, comfort her, and bring her home.” Yan Guofeng said.

Yan Xingzhi: “Mhm.”

Aunt Chen: “I think Pinfang is also too stubborn. Being angry with her child? Just say a few nice words and it’ll coax her to come back.”

Yan Guofeng: “This matter still needs to be discussed face-to-face, and delaying it will cause more problems.”

“That is right.”

“Xingzhi, go pick up Cen Ning tonight, tomorrow happens to be the weekend too.”

Yan Xingzhi’s eyes darkened slightly: “Okay.”

After dinner, Yan Xingzhi drove to Cen Ning’s school.

At this time, Cen Ning was sitting in the photography studio, processing some photos that Da Bei gave her.

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Tomorrow she will go to the Eternal Camera Club to take a few sets of private photos with Da Bei, so today’s workload must be completed first.

“Cen Ning.” At this moment, Xia Yi walked in with a camera, “Why did you tell Xiao Zong to give me the camera back, don’t you want to use it?”

“Mine has been repaired.” Cen Ning said, “Thank you for lending me it before.”

Xia Yi: “Oh…”

Cen Ning smiled. Just when she was about to continue making photos, her phone rang. She glanced at it, and it was Yan Xingzhi, whom she hadn’t seen for many days.

“Hello.”

“I’m at the gate of your school.”

“Ah? It’s so late, what’s wrong?”

Yan Xingzhi: “Are you in class?”

“No.”

“Come here, I’ll be waiting for you here.”

Cen Ning thought that he probably had a matter, so she turned off the computer and prepared to go downstairs.

Xia Yi: “What’s the matter? Are you leaving?”

“Mhm, my friend is at the school gate, I’m going over there.”

Cen Ning trotted briskly all the way, and when she arrived at the school gate, she saw the car parked on the side. Yan Xingzhi was just leaning on the car door side, and his expression could not be seen clearly in the shadows.

Yan Xingzhi also saw her jogging over, he stood up straight, but when he raised his feet to walk over, he saw that boy named Xia Yi appear behind her.

“Cen Ning, you didn’t take your USB flash drive.”

Cen Ning stopped a few meters away from Yan Xingzhi. She turned to look at Xia Yi, who was running over, and said with a smile, “Senior Brother, why did you bring it down? I’ll go back later, so I don’t need to take the USB flash drive.”

Xia Yi was a little surprised, and then a little embarrassed: “Ah… I thought you were leaving, so I was afraid you forgot your USB flash drive.”

“No, I’m not leaving—”

“You’re leaving.” Yan Xingzhi answered suddenly.

Cen Ning turned back confused: “Go? Go where?”

His heart, which had finally calmed down a little in the past two days, suddenly became out of control instantly after seeing the two of them together. At this moment, everything in front of him was particularly fiery.

Yan Xingzhi took her by the wrist: “Go home with me.”

Cen Ning paused for a moment, then shook off his hand without thinking.

Yan Xingzhi stopped, his eyes narrowed slightly.

Cen Ning: “I’m not going back, I, I have something to do.”

“What do you have to do.”

“There is still something in the photography studio,” Cen Ning gritted her teeth, “I won’t go back.”

Yan Xingzhi accentuated his tone: “Go home with me.”

Cen Ning raised her eyes and looked uneasy: “But I don’t want to go back, you know, I don’t want to go back to face my mother.”

“Then do you want to never come back and never face her?”

Cen Ning shook her head, feeling a little overwhelmed: “But I don’t want to go back now.”

“You have to explain to her eventually, how long do you want to escape.”

“I can’t explain.” As soon as Cen Ning remembered Wei Pinfang’s dislike of photography from childhood to adulthood and that day when she smashed her camera without hesitation, she felt all kinds of repulsion and anxiety in her heart. “I can’t explain anything to her, she doesn’t understand me at all!”

There were students coming and going at the school gate. Xia Yi looked at Cen Ning, whose eyes had suddenly turned red, and was surprised in his heart. He didn’t know what they were talking about. He only knew that the man in front of him might be forcing Cen Ning to do something she didn’t want to.

So Xia Yi stepped forward and pulled Cen Ning behind him, he looked at Yan Xingzhi politely, with a gesture of protecting Cen Ning: “I think that if she doesn’t want to go home, she doesn’t need to go home. What is your relationship with her? Um… what about we let her figure it out herself.”

Yan Xingzhi looked at the scene in front of him and was almost angered so much that he wanted to laugh. Whether he wanted to take her home or not was one thing. It was another matter if this man had an appearance of defending her in front of him.

The anger that had been accumulating for days in the depths of his heart suddenly surged up, and Yan Xingzhi stepped forward and suddenly pulled Cen Ning out: “Come here!”

Cen Ning stumbled and almost fell into his arms. She raised her head and looked at Yan Xingzhi dumbfounded. When she saw the grim expression on his face, she was scared to death.

This was her reaction that she had developed to him since she was a child, and she really couldn’t change it for a long time.

“What are you doing!” Xia Yi was also anxious, and immediately grabbed Cen Ning’s other wrist.

Yan Xingzhi raised his eyes and looked at Xia Yi’s eyes as if on fire: “Let go.”

Xia Yi didn’t let go: “She doesn’t want to, why are you forcing her.”

Yan Xingzhi calmed down soon after he reached his climax of rage. He lowered his eyes and looked at Cen Ning unwaveringly: “”Forced? Okay, Cen Ning, let me ask you, do you want to go with him or go with me. “

What is going with him or going with you? Cen Ning’s face was very pale, and her entire person fell into the whirlpool of “She really made Yan Xingzhi angry, but she really didn’t want to go home”.

After a stalemate for a while, Cen Ning finally had movement.

Little by little, she pulled out her hand that was held by Yan Xingzhi.

Yan Xingzhi was empty in his heart, and he could react in time.

“Xingzhi Ge…I don’t want to go home, I, I will after a few days—”

Without waiting for her to finish her words, Cen Ning saw Yan Xingzhi suddenly turn around.

“Brother……”

“Got it.” His voice was cold and hoarse, as if he had distanced himself from everyone at once.

Cen Ning paused, she opened her mouth, but she didn’t know what to say.

So she just watched him walk straight back to his car. Close the door, start the car, and leave. It was smooth and clean without leaving a single glance from beginning to end.

After a long time.

Xia Yi: “Are you alright? What’s the matter here?”

Cen Ning looked at the road with no cars or figures, and came back to her senses, “It’s okay… I just had a conflict with my mother.”

“Then you–“

“I’ll go back first, senior brother, go on with your own business.” Cen Ning’s throat was terribly dry, “I, I want to stay by myself for a while.”


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