This Heroine Is Not Pretty

Chapter 11

Li Na quickly regained her senses and walked up to the Moon Bridge. Both sides of the bridge were lined with stalls set up by some small vendors. The ones selling snacks were in the middle of the bridge, and Fairy and the others were there. 

Li Na walked in the middle of the bridge, passing couples, students, and office workers in formal suits. Then a hand grabbed her arm from behind. 

“Nana, listen to me.” Liu Haonan’s hair was messy and he was panting. He stopped the car and chased after her non-stop, just to explain to her.

Li Na looked at him expressionlessly and said nothing.

“When you gave me Xiaobai, I took good care of it. But when Ye Lili knew that you picked up the cat and asked me to raise it, she started a fight with me. And then, I really couldn’t do anything after that…” 

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“So you gave Xiaobai to her, and then lied to me and said he was dead?” For some reason, Li Na just wanted to laugh. As if other than a polite laugh, she didn’t have the strength to give another response to Liu Haonan.

After eating lunch with Jiang Ke, Jiang Ke talked about Xiaomi. Saying that his ex-girlfriend gave it to him, that it was a stray cat she picked up on the road, and then he kept it and didn’t return it to her after breaking up with her. And he also wanted to keep it as a memory.

There was no doubt that the ex-girlfriend was Ye Lili.

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After thinking about it, Li Na realized, how can life be full of coincidences? The stray cat she picked up when she was a freshman turned into her boss’ cat?

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Was it a coincidence? Or a tragedy?

Liu Haonan stretched out his hand to hold Li Na’s shoulder, saying, “It’s my fault, I apologize to you. But I also gave Xiaobai to Lili after she promised not to hurt Xiaobai. I lied to you because Lily didn’t want me to get in touch with you again. I’m sorry, I’m really sorry.”

Li Na raised her head and glanced at the food stall and saw a familiar figure standing at the bridge’s railing. She turned her head and smiled at Liu Haonan. “I see, after all, it’s been so long, and there’s nothing to argue about. I still have something to do, you can go back first,” she said as she pushed Liu Haonan’s hand away and was about to leave.

Just after walking two steps, Li Na was suddenly hugged from behind.

“Nana, I miss you very much. Can you forgive me?” Liu Haonan frowned, buried his head in her neck, and muttered softly.

She tried to pry away his arm and get rid of his hold on her. “I’ve forgiven you,” she said.

“You know what I’m talking about. Nana, I regret it. I really regret it. I’ve had a bad life in the past few years. Are we still as good as before? Huh?”

There were many people in Moon Bridge, and Li Na and Liu Haonan’s ambiguous behavior attracted the attention of many people around. She also doesn’t want to be entangled anymore, “General Manager.”

Three or four meters away, Jiang Ke, who was leaning on the railing to watch the night scene, turned around and approached them with a chuckle: “Why did you just come, I’ve been waiting for you for a while.”

Noticing Jiang Ke, Liu Haonan let go of Li Na and said unkindly, “Why are you here?”

Li Na stood beside Jiang Ke and spoke for him. “He is the general manager of our company. He is having dinner here with some of our employees.”

Liu Haonan looked at her, confused. “Nana…”

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Li Na smiled and said, “It’s getting late, you should go back early. We should not keep in touch in the future. It’s not good for both me and you.”

Liu Haonan was silent.

“Let’s go, general manager.”

“Ok.”

As they walked side by side, Jiang Ke was the first to speak, “When did you see me?”

“From the beginning,” Li Na looked at him. “Fairy didn’t tell me that you were here too.”

Jiang Ke turned his head to look at her. “I didn’t let her say it.” I was afraid you wouldn’t come.

“Oh.”

After the two walked for a while, Li Na saw a few people sitting on small stools at a small table by the bridge. Xiao Xiao, Cheng Tian, ​​Fairy, plus Li Na, and Jiang Ke, there were exactly five people.

Fairy pulled up another stool for Li Na at the empty table next to theirs. “Hurry up, sit down and order whatever you want. It’s the boss’ treat, eat until you’re full.”

“I’ve just finished eating at Haidilao. I’m not hungry,” Li Na said and shook her head.

“Alright.” Fairy was a little frustrated.

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“You’ve had dinner with him at Haidilao?” Jiang Ke said without thinking, and the table became a bit quieter.

It took about 20 seconds for Li Na to realize that the “him” meant Liu Haonan. “Yes, there are also aunt and uncle, Liu Haonan’s parents who went with him.”

They were all unknown names. Xiao Xiao and Cheng Tian continued to chat, and Fairy followed suit.

“Bringing people to Haidilao for dinner is really low-class.” Jiang Ke whispered.

Li Na’s ears were sharp. And when she heard it, she asked Fairy, “Why would the general manager come to the roadside stall with you guys for a barbecue? It’s too humble.”

Jiang Ke: “…”

Fairy handed Li Na a bunch of chicken wings and ate hers happily. “No, we worked overtime until nine o’clock at night. The general manager felt bad and said he would take us out for supper. The barbecue stall was chosen by Xiao Xiao and Cheng Tian. Then we all agreed to come here.”

Li Na: “…”

Jiang Ke made a “humph” proudly, poured himself a glass of beer, and drank it quickly.

Li Na, Xiao Xiao, and Cheng Tian were chatting with each other when Fairy suddenly took Li Na’s arm and blushed, saying, “That, Nana, I have something I want your help with.”

“What is it?”

Fairy twitched. It was something difficult to say. “It’s like this, a classmate and I are renting together, and then that classmate’s boyfriend is going to go to her place tonight. And the two haven’t seen each other for a long time, that, you know…” She laughed and said, “Then I think I can’t go back tonight, and I don’t want to go to a hotel. So I would like to ask you, is your home convenient?”

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“Just one night! One night, I can sleep on the couch, okay?” Fairy took Li Na’s arm and shook it back and forth.

Li Na nodded: “Yes, I live alone anyway, and I don’t need you to sleep on the sofa. I have an extra room at home. You can come, don’t be such a stranger.”

“Yeah!” Fairy hugged Li Na and kissed her on the cheek. “Thank you, my friend. Thank you so much!”

Li Na touched her face in amazement. “Don’t get so excited…”

Fairy felt a lot better after her troubles were resolved. She poured a glass of beer for Li Na, and said, “Come! My friend, I respect you! If you don’t get drunk, you won’t go home!”

Li Na smiled and took a sip from her glass.

After three rounds of drinking, beer is also wine.6both contain alcohol, even if there’s less in beer Fairy, Xiao Xiao, and Cheng Tian all had a hint of drunkenness on their faces. However, their mind and body became relaxed after work. All three were alcoholics, and they started throwing dice in different ways.

Li Na was bored. When she looked at the time, it was only after ten o’clock, and it was less than ten-thirty. It’s not good to disturb the mood and say that we have to leave early.

In contrast, Jiang Ke had been sitting silently on the small stool, looking at the cold, dark water, and the people walking by the shore, as if he was remembering something.

Li Na also joined the dazed team. After a moment of silence, Jiang Ke said, “Actually, I fell off the Moon Bridge more than a year ago and almost drowned.”

“…” Li Na stared at him with wide eyes.

Jiang Ke said sternly, “It’s true, I can’t swim. After falling, I thrashed at the bottom of the water, but I couldn’t go up, so I kept sinking…”

“Just when I thought I was going to die young, a girl jumped off the bridge. She dived into the water, pulled me ashore, and gave me artificial respiration.”

Li Na’s mouth fell open. Why does this feel so familiar to her?

“At that time, my consciousness was a bit fuzzy, but I still remember what the girl who saved me looked like. Later, when I was sent to the hospital, the girl did not leave her name for her good deed, and I didn’t say a word to her. I didn’t even know her name.”

At this point, Jiang Ke looked directly into Li Na’s eyes. “I didn’t think that there was such a thing as fate in the world. And I also didn’t think that I would meet you a year later, know your name, and be involved with you by fate…”

Li Na was shocked. She stared straight at Jiang Ke’s face, and finally couldn’t help but stretch out her hands to hold his face. Looking left and right, especially at his rather thick lips…

!!!

She remembers! She remembers!

Li Na couldn’t help exclaiming, “You’re the guy who committed suicide for love that I rescued at Moon Bridge a year ago!”

Suicide for love? Jiang Ke was confused. When did he do it?

Li Na was a true living Lei Feng. She has lived for so long and couldn’t remember all the big and small good deeds she had done.

From fighting with gangsters on a bus to helping an old man cross the road, she had done a lot of good deeds. So much so that when she first met him, she had no memory of him at all.

About a year ago, it was the beginning of autumn, and the night was chilly. Li Na and her friends went to the Moon Bridge to play. As soon as they got to the middle of the bridge, they saw a group of people around them exclaim, and then there was a huge “splash.” Li Na and her friends hurriedly leaned over the railing to look. The river was dark at night and only the surface of the water that had just been disturbed was sparkling with waves.

Someone shouted, “Quick, call the police to save someone! A young man committed suicide out of love!”

What does it have to do with the police? Wait until the police arrive to salvage the body?

Li Na silently complained in her heart. She threw her coat to a friend, climbed over the railing, and jumped down without hesitation.

The river at night was like a dormant beast. No one knows whether it would open its mouth and swallow everything in the next second.

Fortunately, when Li Na swam toward the place where the man fell into the water, she saw the young man who “had committed suicide for love”. Unfortunately, his mouth was gurgling and gulping water, with the momentum to drink the whole river dry.

Li Na swam over to give the man a breath, took him up to the surface, and swam to the shore. There were a lot of people watching the scene and meddling on the shore. Li Na cleaned the sewage from the man’s mouth, performed artificial respiration to make sure he didn’t die, and then left him to the masses.

Then she hugged her cold body and went back to the dormitory with her friends to change her clothes and stay warm.

After that, the incident came to an end. No one went to the school to look for the Lei Feng, and no TV station reported the incident. For Li Na, it was just a small episode in life. After it passed, it was forgotten.

But Jiang Ke kept a straight face and replied to Li Na, “What I did is not the version you said.”

“What version?” Li Na was curious.

“What you’re talking about is a copy of the story, and what I’m about to say is the real story.”

Jiang Ke was speechless. “That night, I tried to do a good deed like you did, but I didn’t expect to be so unlucky…”


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