Sweet Teeth / A Speck Amid The Dust of The World 世界微尘里 Chapter 9.2

Chapter 9.2 - An Unlockable Past (Part 1)

    "Go away! Go away! Don't catch me!" she begged as she struggled.

    "It's me, Zeng Li, I'm Ai Jingchu!" He clasped her wrist tightly, not daring to let go, for fear that she would fall down the steep cliff on the side of the road in a panic.

    This sentence was finally heard by Zeng Li, she calmed down a little, turned around, and asked in a trembling voice, "Ai Jingchu?"

    "It's Ai Jingchu." He breathed a sigh of relief.

    "Alive one?" she asked again.

    This was a sentence that made Ai Jingchu cry and laughs.

    His flashlight was left on the stone bench. Her flashlight had just been thrown to the ground and rolled several meters away. The two of them were panting in the dimly lit darkness. he was unable to show her if he was real and alive, so he helplessly grabbed her hands and put them on his face, "I promise, it's alive."

    Zeng Li hurriedly touched him with her hands. His cheeks were really hot, he had a chin, and he was breathing. She even leaned forward and sniffed with her nose to distinguish his breath.

Gradually, she calmed down, took out the phone from her pocket tremblingly, and used the light from the screen to make a final confirmation. After seeing Ai Jingchu's face clearly, her tense heartstrings finally let go, and she finally release her tears and cried.

    "Ai Jingchu, why are you scaring me? Do you know that I was almost scared to death by you!" She cried.

    "I’m wrong." He apologized.

    He really didn't think about it that much, he shouldn't call her directly.

    After confirming that she was calm, he dared to let go of her and then turned back to get his flashlight and what she had thrown on the ground.

    She wiped away her tears and didn't want to cry anymore, but she still had lingering fears and couldn't hold back her tears.

    He returned her flashlight to her and asked, "What are you doing here?"

    It was unimaginable, he never dreamed that the person he met on the road was actually Zeng Li.

    "Looking for you."

    "Look for me?" Ai Jingchu asked rhetorically.

    "You sent me back with a high fever. I just let you go. It's too bad of me. I brought you a cotton coat and hat, as well as cold medicine, antipyretics, antipyretic patches, and hot water.", Zeng Li wiped her tears with the back of her hands and sleeves, took off the backpack behind him, and handed it to Ai Jingchu.

    She came prepared. Just now, after she made up her mind, she went back to the room and took the cold medicine that was always in her luggage. She also asked for some medicine from Dr. Wang from the medical office of the unit, and borrowed from a close male colleague the clothes and hat for Ai Jing Chu to wear, she, wrapped in a thick scarf and hat, chased out in the wind and snow.

    Ai Jingchu was stunned for several seconds before taking the bag in her hand.

    In order to catch up with him to pass him these things, she actually walked so long all night alone.

    When she came just now, although she never mentioned that she was afraid of the dark, when she walked in front of him and then walked side by side with him. Ai Jing saw and knew in his heart. But such a timid girl actually walked alone in the wilderness at night in order to give him these things.

    How scared should she have been, and how much courage did she have to come here? So much that all he did was call her name and yet she got scared to the core.

    What a silly girl.

    She came here for him, doesn’t he have to send her back again?

    Ai Jingchu looked at her and didn't say a word for a long time.

    Zeng Li seemed to see what he was thinking, and she waved his hand hurriedly and said, "Don't worry about me, just go forward and I'll go back by myself. If you arrive at Dongping Temple, send me a text message to report your safety."

    He was at a loss for words for a while.

    "I'm not afraid, I came alone just now, and it's easy to go back alone now." When she said this, she smiled reluctantly, the tears on her face had not dried, and she turned around.

    Ai Jingchu stared at the back of her leaving, and suddenly felt that something seemed to gather around his heart, and then slowly dispersed to his limbs through the blood.

    He stood in the same place, and after a thousand thoughts, he sighed softly.

    "Zeng Li." He stopped her.

    She stopped, turned, and looked at him strangely, waiting for his next sentence.

    "There should be vacancies in the hotel now, right?" he said.

    Zeng Li was a little puzzled and didn't understand why he suddenly asked this.

    "Go to the front desk and ask."

    "Let's go." He stepped in her direction.

    "I really don't need you to send me back again, I don’t want to cause you trouble." Zeng Li said.

    "It's none of your business, I can't walk anymore." Ai Jingchu said.

    Zeng Li opened her mouth when she heard the words. She didn't expect his condition to be so bad, but after thinking about it in her heart, she was too embarrassed to say anything to show her concern for him. There is a difference between men and women, enough is enough, and if you talk about caring too much, it will make people feel that you are crossing the line, and she can't do it.

    She won't know if she came here alone to practice courage or what, but she wasn't as frightened as the last time.

    "What were you doing there just now?" she couldn't help asking him. Sitting alone on the side of the road, blinded by the dark lights, aren’t you scared?

    He wanted to answer honestly: smoking. But after thinking about it, he said, "Resting."

    The logic is correct because he can't walk, so he took a breath.

    "I thought you were looking at something."

    "That's right," he said.

    "Look at what?"

    "There is a grave by the roadside."

    "Grave?" Zeng Li had a black line on her face, "Isn't it a soil bag?" There was no monument.

    "I see paper money and incense wax."

    Hearing what Ai Jingchu said, Zeng Li suddenly remembered the women who were doing business at the foot of the mountain just now, claiming that they could not only consecrate the light but also see practice geomancy and so on. She said that Dongshan has had good Feng Shui since ancient times, and is buried here can be good for three generations.

    At that time, she was still wondering, Dongshan had no cemetery, how can you do this? thinking about it now, is it possible that you buried your family here in private?

    Zeng Li suddenly lost the courage she had just now, and was even afraid of her reckless behavior of chasing him alone. She looked around and suddenly felt a little cold on the back of her neck. She hurriedly stopped and looked back, but there was nothing behind her except the pitch black.

    "Aren't you afraid?" Zeng Li asked.

    "What are you afraid of?"

    "Graves, there are ashes, maybe dead people were buried right...here." Zeng Li felt that her tongue began to tremble.

    "Actually people..."

    "Stop!" Zeng Li hurriedly stopped him, not daring to continue listening.

    She was really dizzy, how could she discuss with a senior doctor who teaches medicine that the dead are not scary? He must be the kind of person who can sit and eat meat without spitting bones while looking at a broken corpse!

    When the word "corpse" popped into Zeng Li's mind, she couldn't help but looked around again and leaned tightly in the direction of Ai Jingchu.

    The distance between the two instantly narrowed a lot.

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