Zhang Jianian tried to suppress the throbbing in his chest.
It was as if he had tasted the fruit candy that he had been looking forward to for a long time in his childhood.
The taste was a bit sour and a bit sweet.
He turned his gaze away first, pursed his lips and said to her, “Because you still need me to work”
The longer he stayed with her, the more clearly he knew her character and understood her way of thinking.
Once Chu Chu said something nice, she would definitely have to hold back a big move to make the other person’s mood rise and fall.
Although he guessed that she might have something to say, his heart still jumped from joy.
“How can I exploit people like that” Chu Chu muttered, “It’s not a big deal giving you two days off!”
Chu Chu thought to herself, how bad she was in Zhang Jianian’s mind that actually made him not let his guard down on his birthday.
Although she wanted to complete the tens of billions goal, she hadn’t completely become a capitalist oppressing the people, right It was a happy day, so she still knew what to and not to say.
Chu Chu looked at him, who was trying to restrain his smile, and said, “If you want to smile, just smile, or you will suffocate.”
Zhang Jianian actually pretended to be serious and complained about working hours.
Chu Chu decided to not pursue it this time as he was the birthday star.
Chu Chu jokingly said, “You don’t usually smile too much.
Are you not really not going to smile”
Zhang Jianian ran into her provocative little eyes and finally smiled completely.
When he really smiled, his eyes were full of light, as if only her shadow was reflected in his eyes.
His expression was focused and gentle, which made her stunned.
Zhang Jianian’s tense heartstring finally relaxed due to her ridicule.
He shook his head, smiled and said, “Even if you coax me, I will admit it.”
Regardless of whether her words were intentional or unintentional, he felt hopelessly happy.
He couldn’t restrain his inner joy, as if a beam of light was projected in the darkness.
He could feel relaxed and free when he saw her.
His life was rigid and she had become the only bright spot among them unexpectedly.
Zhang Jianian knew that he should think about real problems and should make rational and restrained choices.
Yet, he couldn’t control himself at the moment.
He was happy just seeing her and wanted to smile.
Since it was his birthday, couldn’t he relax for a day
He could express all his emotions freely without thinking about anything.
Chu Chu raised her eyebrows and protested, “I’m not arrogant to anyone, do you dare to complain”
Chu Chu: You look so proud.
Zhang Jianian looked at her as if he was tolerating a child who was jumping and gently responded, “Okay, I won’t.”
He promised so readily.
Chu Chu was a little embarrassed for some reason.
Her excellent mouth-cannon* skills didn’t come in handy.
Zhang Jianian was a bit weird.
Although his aura was quite soft, it brought her an inexplicable sense of oppression.
His attitude was innocent, but she felt a little tight in her chest and she panicked.
Zhang Jianian joked, “Where are the gift you prepared for me”
She once promised to tell him her real name on his birthday.
“How can you make such a direct request Anyway, go through the process,” Chu Chu accused.
She fluttered her gaze to the side and did not dare to look at his sincere expression.
Zhang Jianian curiously asked, “What process”
Chu Chu stretched out her finger and explained to him, “Eat the cake before receiving gifts.”
Zhang Jianian smiled, “I am short-sighted.
It’s all up to you.”
Chu Chu felt that the air in the private room was a bit hot and said, “Actually, your usual smile is better…”
Zhang Jianian was puzzled, “Why”
Chu Chu frankly said, “Seeing your smile now, I am about to suffocate.”
Zhang Jianian was taken aback and then laughed out loud.
He had to stretch out his hand to cover his smile and whispered, “Sorry, I will try my best to restrain it and let you catch your breath.”
Chu Chu felt that he was making fun of her.
She rolled her eyes and said angrily, “Laugh, laugh to death, forget it…”
It was his birthday, so she wouldn’t care about it!
The two had eaten dinner and Chu Chu took out the cake she prepared earlier.
He didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when he saw the pattern on the cake.
Two lines of words were written on the exquisite cake, with “Happy Birthday” on the top and “Fake Smile Boy” on the bottom.
Chu Chu lit the candles, looked at the small swaying flames and joked, “Happy birthday to the fake smile boy!”
Zhang Jianian looked at her face filled with pride and was infected by her emotions.
He just wanted to blow out the candle, but was stopped by her
Chu Chu said, “You haven’t made a wish yet.”
Under the dim light, Zhang Jianian looked at the bright flames.
The warm yellow halo softened her face.
They were close.
He couldn’t think of anything for a while.
So he simply said, “I don’t know what to wish for, why don’t you think of one for me”
Chu Chu didn’t expect to be able to make a wish on his behalf.
So she said, “Although sincerity is the spirit, your heart is too insincere”
His birthday wishes were also made by others.
Zhang Jianian was simply a model of contemporary Buddhist youth.
(One with attitude of nonchalance)
“Can’t you be sincere” Zhang Jianian’s logic was quite clear.
He said with a gentle tone, “If the wish is not fulfilled then it must be because you are not sincere now.”
Chu Chu said in his heart: This blame was put on her wonderfully.
She didn’t get angry but smiled, “…I found out that your birthday made you very rampant”
“Yes.” Zhang Jianian smiled and reminded her, “The candle is going to go out.”
Of course Chu Chu was not really angry.
She made a wish for Zhang Jianian calmly and said, “Then I wish the fake smile boy can smile every day, just like today.”
After she finished speaking, she smiled and looked at Zhang Jianian, waiting for him to blow out the candle.
Zhang Jianian looked down at the candle on the cake, feeling like the last flame was in the hands of a little match girl.
If he could stay by her side forever like he was at the moment, maybe this wish could really come true.
Zhang Jianian bent over and blew out the candle.
He was also afraid that this was just a dream of golden millet and everything he had would vanish in an instant.
Chu Chu watched him put out the candle and clapped cooperatively.
She finally took out the envelope, handed it to Zhang Jianian and said, “Your gift.”
Dream of golden millet: illusions of wealth and glory/ pipe dream.
telling tall tales or being argumentative and even a little aggressive.
The little match girl: On a freezing New Year’s Eve a poor young girl, shivering and barefoot, tried to sell matches in the street.
Afraid to go home because her father would beat her for failing to sell any matches, she huddles in the angle between two houses and lit matches to warm herself.
In the flame of the matches she saw a series of comforting visions: A warm stove, a holiday feast, a happy family and a Christmas tree.
In the sky she saw a shooting star, which her late grandmother had told her that it meant someone was on their way to Heaven.
In the flame of the next match she saw her grandmother, the only person to have treated her with love and kindness.
To keep the vision of her grandmother alive as long as possible, the girl lit the entire bundle of matches.
When the matches were over, the girl died and her grandmother carried her soul to Heaven.
The next morning, passers-by found the girl frozen and expressed their pity.
They did not know about the wonderful visions she had seen, or how happy she was with her grandmother in heaven.