Love Ignites A Prairie Fire

Chapter 17. Free Lunch. I Would Like to Use Other Payment Methods…….

Junior high school, three minutes before the end of school.

The maths teacher was passionately lecturing at the podium, while a young girl sitting by the window was looking out of the window with her cheeks resting on her head. Her fair and clean cheeks were unruffled. Only her soulful and dark eyes were flashing, attracted by the scenery outside the window.

When the bell rang, the classroom, which had been quiet, stirred.

The maths teacher was unmoved, still working on the last question.

Shallow sighs rang out in the classroom.

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The young girl looked back, started to pack her bag, and chanted, “Three, two, one!”

“Class dismissed!” The maths teacher clapped her hands, gathered up her materials, and headed out of the classroom.

“Good thing we didn’t have too many delays today!”

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“Fkpvla Twyd, bso es usw yzoyup jdso obld vbl xyvbp vlynbla kp tskdt vs qkdkpb?”

“R twlpp.” Ck Twyd’p lulp oyhlale yp pbl prsjl okvb y zktbv pxkzl.

Ck Twyd iwknjzu rwv yoyu bla pnbssz cyt. Mbld bl oyzjle vsoyaep Cw Kkydpbld yde ypjle, “Gal usw tskdt vs xu bswpl vseyu?”

“Ls.” Cw Kkydpbld nswtble blyhkzu, rwv sd bkp pnbssz cyt yde oyzjle swv.

Ck Twyd eked’v tlv ekpnswaytle yde iwknjzu nbyple yqvla bkx, “R blyae vbyv xu eye tsv y dlo valypwal yde bl pyke bl oydvle vs kdhkvl Bdnzl Cw vs pll kv. Rv’p hlau xupvlakswp. Gald’v usw nwakswp?”

Mblal oyp y olyau zssj kd Cw Kkydpbld’p lulp, vbld bl pbssj bkp blye kd y nyzx xyddla, “Ls, R’x dsv nwakswp.”

“Jwv R yx nwakswp!” Ck Twyd tayccle Cw Kkydpbld’p yax yde oyzjle bkx vsoyaep bla nya, “Kwpv jllr xl nsxrydu. Nlv’p ts yde byhl y zssj.”

Cw Kkydpbld pktble yde alpktdle bkxplzq vs qszzsokdt, “Fzso esod.”

The two families’ cars were parked side by side, but Qi Huan dragged Qu Jianshen into his own car.

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The Qu family driver was not surprised and drove up to follow the Qi family car.

“My father said that the teapot was from the Qing Dynasty and that it came back from an auction. You must be very interested. He is not at home today, so I will take you to have a look.” Qi Huan whispered and said.

Qu Jianshen was too lazy to argue about whether he wanted to see it or she wanted to see it.

When they arrived at the Qi house, Qi Huan dragged Qu Jianshen upstairs.

Qi Hao had a room dedicated to collecting all kinds of antiques and relics, which had a lot of collections. He often brought Qu Shuyuan along to appreciate them.

“Let’s see, where did my father put the teapot?” Qi Huan flipped from side to side.

Qu Jianshen stood right where he was by the door and didn’t move, nor did he help turn it over.

Finally, Qi Huan found the teapot in a square box on the boigu shelf. There were enamelled landscape figures painted on it, which were delicate and exquisite.

“Found it!” Qi Huan picked up the teapot and walked towards Qu Jianshen, “Look, isn’t it beautiful?”

At that moment, Qi Huan tripped as she turned the corner to walk around the table and chairs, causing the teapot to fall out of her hand.

Qu Jianshen was far away, and it was too late to remedy the situation.

Bang…

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The teapot instantly shattered into many pieces.

The sound of footsteps and voices coming closer and closer downstairs broke Qi Huan’s heart, along with the broken teapot.

When Qi Hao and Qu Shuyuan heard the commotion, they entered the room and saw the teapot in pieces.

“Who did this?” When Qi Hao saw the teapot he had worked so hard to buy at auction in such a state, his anger instantly surged. He immediately looked at Qi Huan, saying in a stern tone, “How many times have I told you not to come in? Why are you so disobedient!”

Qi Huan was so frightened that she couldn’t say a word.

Qu Jianshen stepped in front of Qi Huan and said, with downcast eyes, “I’m sorry Uncle Qi. I told Huanhuan to bring me in, and I also dropped the teapot.”

“Jianshen, why are you so insensitive? You can just come into this room as you like?” Qu Shuyuan frowned.

The atmosphere froze for a moment.

Qi Huan didn’t dare speak, or even tell the truth. Then she learned from Ye Songlan that Qu Jianshen had been beaten by Qu Shuyuan.

She rushed to find Qi Hao, looking anxious and blaming herself, “Dad, I broke the teapot, not Qu Jianshen. He shouldn’t have been beaten. It’s all my fault.”

“Then why didn’t you say something at that time?” Qi Hao asked, “Huanhuan, do you only think of hiding when you make mistakes? Every time you rely on Jianshen to help you. See who can still help you when you grow up.”

Qi Huan didn’t listen to a single word and hurriedly ran to Qu’s house.

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“Aunt Ying, where is Qu Jianshen?” She asked when she saw Jian Heying.

Jian Heying sighed, “In his room.”

Qi Huan’s heart thumped, and she quickly went upstairs, then rushed straight into Qu Jianshen’s room.

As a result, she only saw Qu Jianshen lying on the bed. His eyes were closed and his face was a little pale.

Qi Huan’s heart instantly panicked, and almost instantly, she flung herself over and howled.

“It’s all my fault, it’s all my fault, woo woo woo ……”

“Qu Jianshen don’t you die ……”

“I had to drag you to see the teapot. I got you beaten up. Oooooooh I’m sorry ……”

“You get up, I’ll take you to the hospital ……”

Qi Huan shook Qu Jianshen’s body. The result was that he not only did not wake up but also did not move. His skin was also half cold.

“Wow …… Qu Jianshen, you wake up!”

“Since we can’t be born on the same day of the same year and month, let’s die on the same day of the same year and month ……”

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Qi Huan cried a large amount of snot and tears, and the person on the bed finally moved.

“You’re really noisy. Can you let me get some sleep.” Qu Jianshen opened his eyes as he fought through a headache.

Qi Huan:?

Qu Jianshen had taken some medicine because he had a cold. He had just fallen asleep when he was awakened by Qi Huan’s crying.

He frowned and said, “You should watch less dramas.”

Still in some disbelief, Qi Huan wiped her tears and asked sobbingly, “Weren’t you beaten by Uncle Qu? Is it really alright?”

“It’s just a cane. It doesn’t hurt either.” Qu Jianshen replied.

Qi Huan wowed and hugged Qu Jianshen again, “I’m sorry. I’ll never lie again next time, and I won’t cause you to be beaten.”

Qu Jianshen sighed deeply and said to the four people watching from the doorway, “Can you help me take her away?”

“Oooooooooo no, I don’t want to leave you!” Qi Huan hugged him and wouldn’t let go.

Qu Jianshen:”…..”

    ***

Once her period was gone, Qi Huan was alive and well again.

The head of Hong Sheng’s project came up again. Qi Huan decided to decline after thinking twice last time, as she was still better at drawing cartoons, but offered to assist.

Qi Huan was also a bit surprised. Usually, after many authors sold their work, the work was almost irrelevant to them. They couldn’t even give any advice because it would be useless if they did.

She didn’t expect Hong Sheng to be so responsible that they would keep asking for her opinion. It made her a bit flattered.

Qi Huan looked at the works that Hong Sheng has filmed over the years. Almost all of them were good pieces that had received good word of mouth and ratings. It was no wonder they were so dedicated. It was because they really did respect the original as well as the efforts of everyone.

When she went to Weibo today, many readers knew that her work had been sold for film and television rights. They were happy for her, while worrying about the film and television production.

–Congratulations on the sale of the rights!

–I’m a bit worried that it won’t look good!

–I hope the casting is good.

–I hope the casting is better!

Qi Huan sent out a tweet to appease the readers. Hong Sheng’s attitude was good, and she thought she could look forward to it.

— So when is Dada going to open a new pit?

— So when is Dada going to open a new pit?

— So when is Dada going to open a new pit?

Qi Huan looked at the neat and tidy rush for more and ran straight away in fear.

The editor then arrived in pursuit.

[Editor Ling Yue]: See what the readers are saying? Is it still open [smile]?

[Grapefruit Soda]: I’ve been tied up with some things lately, and I can’t get away from it.

[Editor Ling Yue]: You tell me first, and then I’ll decide if I believe you [smile].

[Grapefruit Soda]: I’ve been engaged since I was a kid, but I don’t like it, so I’ve been fighting it lately.

[Editor Ling Yue]: ……?

[Grapefruit Soda]: See, I knew you wouldn’t believe me. But I’m almost there, and when I’m there, I’ll come back and dig a hole!

[Editor Leng Yue]: Okay, I believe it for now ……

Qi Huan didn’t care if the editor believed it or not. At least she wouldn’t be rushed for the time being.

    ***

Saturday.

Qi Huan went to the restaurant that the project leader had mentioned because she wanted to discuss the script in person, but what she didn’t expect was that the person who came was Xu Muqing.

“You seem surprised?” Xu Muqing opened his mouth with a smile as soon as he sat down.

Qi Huan was unable to return to her senses for a moment and asked in shock, “Why is Senior here?”

“I don’t seem to have introduced the place I’m currently working at.” Xu Muqing curled his lips and said, “I work at Hong Sheng.”

Qi Huan was startled, then she remembered some of the gossip she had heard; “I heard that Hong Sheng has a new vice president. It couldn’t be Senior, could it?”

“It’s me.” Xu Muqing nodded, “I’m sorry to say this now, but this project of yours will now be taken over by me as well.”

Qi Huan was stunned and couldn’t help but ask, “No… I, this comic…”

“No, it’s because it’s really hot, plus the plot is well paced. That’s why the company bought it. At that time, I didn’t know you were the author of the comic.” Xu Muqing explained.

Qi Huan curved her eyes and smiled, “No wonder senior said last time that we would still have the opportunity to collaborate. So this is what you were referring to?”

“You’re not angry that I kept this from you?” Xu Muqing asked.

Qi Huan shook her head, “There’s nothing to be angry about either. Senior has his own arrangements.”

Her words were too polite. Xu Muqing was stunned for a moment, and did not know what to say.

“Last time was a bit rude. Let me treat you today.” Qi Huan spoke again with a smile.

Xu Muqing pondered for a moment and nodded his head in response, “Okay.”

After ordering, the two of them talked about the project together, eating and chatting in a rather harmonious atmosphere.

Qi Huan was eating when her phone vibrated. She opened it and saw that it was a message from Qu Jianshen.

An emoji pack, a provocative little pig.

Qi Huan smiled and sent an emoji of a penguin holding a knife.

Subsequently, Qu Jianshen sent back an emoji packet of surrender.

Qi Huan couldn’t help but laugh out loud.

Xu Muqing glanced at Qi Huan’s smiling face and asked, “What are you looking at that’s laughing so happily?”

“Qu Jianshen sent an emoji packet. It’s especially funny.” Qi Huan’s eyes curved, and the corners of her lips smiled unchanged.

Xu Muqing’s eyes flickered slightly as he said, “You’ve known him for a long time, right?”

“Probably since we were still in the womb.” Qi Huan thought for a moment and replied.

The corners of Xu Muqing’s lips pursed slightly, and he did not continue speaking.

At this time, Qu Jianshen sent another message over, saying that he hadn’t eaten lunch yet, and he added a miserable emoticon, by the way.

Qi Huan originally wanted to pretend that she didn’t care, but when she thought about the day that Qu Jianshen had worked so hard for her, she was still a little upset.

So she sent a message back: What do you want to eat?

The answer from Qu Jianshen was almost in seconds, and he ordered a few dishes that he liked.

Qi Huan immediately beckoned the waiter to come over, then ordered the dishes, “Please pack them for me when they are ready. I want to take them away.”

Xu Muqing looked at Qi Huan with her mobile phone in her hand, and even though he guessed the answer, he still asked, “Who’s this for?”

“Qu Jianshen. He said he hadn’t eaten yet.” Qi Huan didn’t hide it and answered directly.

When the dishes were packed, Qi Huan and Xu Muqing had almost finished eating. She went to pay the bill first, then took the meal packed by the waiter, waving at Xu Muqing: “Senior, I’ll leave first then.”

Xu Muqing wanted to call out to her, but Qi Huan’s speed of leaving was too fast. He stood in the same place, frowning at Qi Huan’s back as she left.

    ***

After Qu Jianzhen put away his phone, the corner of his lips also slightly hooked.

Xu Ling happened to come in and ask Qu Jianshen what he wanted for lunch, and saw the scene, “Boss, what do you want for lunch?”

“Huanhuan said she’ll bring the food over.” Qu Jianshen raised his eyes. His eyes were full of smiles, “You guys go out and eat, remember to come back later.”

Xu Ling immediately heard the implication and hurriedly closed the door and went to do it.

Qi Huan was torn on the way here. How could she think of giving Qu Jianshen a meal?

In the end, she put it down to the fact that she was too kind and couldn’t see anyone starving.

Qi Huan rode the lift all the way up. The office was extraordinarily quiet today. She looked around and felt something was wrong.

“Are you a tortoise?” A clear, deep voice rang out.

Qi Huan lifted her eyes to see Qu Jianshen leaning against the office doorway at some point in time, with a smile in his eyes, causing her eyes to waver.

Her heartbeat couldn’t help but increase. She then handed over the packed meal and said angrily, “If you think it’s slow, can’t you go out to eat yourself!”

Qu Jianshen took it and went to sit down on the sofa, smiling and saying, “Free lunch is better.”

“Who said it was free?” Qi Huan held out his hand, “538 in total. For the sake of our childhood acquaintance, erase the change and give me 500.”

Without saying a word, Qu Jianshen began to unbutton the top button of his shirt.

Qi Huan was startled by this move of his and asked, “What are you doing?”

“I want to use other payment methods. Do you think it’s okay?”

“?”

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  1. Hipployta

    Why is he so funny…the long suffering one because she is absolutely clueless about her emotions lol