Peipei didn’t know the answer and wasn’t replying. Qiao Jingjing couldn’t wait to wring her neck through WeChat.
Peipei: It seems that Yu Tu works at Shanghai’s Aerospace Institute.
Is he in aerospace?
Qiao Jingjing sat up straight and asked anxiously: But didn’t he study finance in university?
Peipei: Why do you remember so clearly?
Peipei: How would I know how he ended up in aerospace?
Peipei: Why are you asking this?
Qiao Jingjing threw away her phone and didn’t plan to answer her again. After another few minutes, Peipei suddenly sent a screenshot of a dialogue from the high school chat.
Ding Chaoqun: @yutu @yutu, last time I bought the air purifier recommended on your Institute’s social media, it suddenly broke down and I couldn’t get through the customer service for repair. Can you help me reach them?
Ding Chaoqun: I just got through and they said they can’t come repair it till tomorrow night. It’s in my kid’s room. Can you talk to them so they come earlier. The kid coughs whenever he has a cold.
Li Ming: Do you sell purifiers, Yu Tu?
Ding Chaoqun: It was developed by his workplace for civilian use. I thought the aerospace tech must be awesome and I didn’t expect this.
Yu Tu: What is wrong? @dingchaoqun
Ding Chaoqun: It won’t start.
Yu Tu: Is your home on this side of the river?
Ding Chaoqun: Right.
Yu Tu: I’ll come and see if I can help.
Qiao Jingjing read the dialogue very carefully and then accused Peipei of sending screenshots randomly: What are you sending me this for?
Peipei: It was in yesterday’s group chat. I remembered it and thought I’d show you. Yu Tu is indeed working in aerospace.
Yeah…it is actually aerospace.
It turned out that he didn’t give up on his dreams.
Qiao Jingjing remembered the boy on the space forum. Her image of him from when she was a teenager suddenly became very clear and gradually overlapped with her vision of Jade Rabbit in the game.
Qiao Jingjing suddenly felt infinitely curious. What would he look like now?
It would be interesting if they could meet in the crowd one day. Unfortunately, she couldn’t wander around as she liked, so they would probably never meet by chance.
Outside the window, the haze was heavy and the tall buildings were hidden so that she couldn’t see the city clearly. Qiao Jingjing sat on the sofa in front of the French window for a long time. Somehow, she suddenly felt her heart move and an idea split her mind like lightning. She grabbed her phone and typed excitedly: Peipei, show me the purifier advertisement!
The next night, in the 5 player group, when Jade Rabbit, I’m so Panicked, Slime Bag, Dragon King 2001 and Hand Picked Cotton teamed up to play a match, Qiao Jingjing began her performance.
First, cough twice and complain, “Aiya, the haze in Shanghai is so thick, do you all have haze where you are?”
Yu Tu generally doesn’t speak much, luckily I’m so Panicked was very cooperative, “Jade Rabbit and I are also in Shanghai, very cool!”
The other two had also reported their location one after the other, one in Hangzhou and the other in Wuhan, and everyone shared their grim fate with haze.
Qiao Jingjing took the opportunity to keep going “What brand of purifier do you use? My family just bought a Jade Rabbit air purifier, but it broke down in only a few days.”
The Jade Rabbit running on screen suddenly paused.
Qiao Jingjing’s mouth raised.
I’m so Panicked, “Jade Rabbit air purifier? Yu Tu, isn’t that one of yours?”
Qiao Jingjing gave a thumbs up to I’m so Panicked. This ability to take her cues was really something else.
Qiao Jingjing’s voice was full of surprise, “Is this product part of your company? I bought it because of the name but I didn’t expect such a coincidence.”
Yu Tu, “One of our laboratories cooperates with a company for civilian production. Try changing to a new socket. A classmate of mine also bought it and said it wouldn’t start. I went to have a look and it turned out the problem was with the socket in his home.”
…How did this classmate steal her trick?
Qiao Jingjing thickened her face, “I changed the socket, but it didn’t work. I called the repair line and they said it couldn’t be scheduled until the day after tomorrow. But the old man at home has a serious cough, alas~~~”
I’m so Panicky, “Your cooperation company’s after-sales service is not very good. Jade Rabbit, couldn’t you go help Cotton figure out what’s wrong?”
It’s not enough to give him a thumbs-up. Qiao Jingjing decided to find an opportunity to give him a full set of skins!
Yu Tu didn’t say anything.
Qiao Jingjing’s voice was full of expectation, “Do you even know how?”
I’m so Panicky, “Of course, he works part-time as a troubleshooting expert.”
Qiao Jingjing, “Jade Rabbit god, can you help me look at my purifier?”
Yu Tu, “Give me your contact information.”
So easy? Qiao Jingjing was surprised but then he said, “I’ll ask the laboratory person to contact you and go to your house sooner.”
…She knew it couldn’t be that easy. It was so difficult for her to add his QQ all those years ago. How would he so easily go to the home of a female netizen?
Fortunately, she still had a move up her sleeve.
“Thank you, but,” she sighed, “In fact, this is the second time calling for a repair and it feels useless even if someone comes.”
Dragon King 2001, “It’s so unreliable. What’s wrong with it? I had even been thinking of buying one.”
Slime Bag, “Really like that, Jade Rabbit?
Qiao Jingjing sighed again, “That’s right. I bought it after reading the advertisement about how it used aerospace technology. I didn’t expect…”
Qiao Jingjing silently repented in her heart. I’m sorry, great space technology of the motherland. I will definitely repay you later!
I’m so Panicky, “What did the repair person say?”
Qiao Jingjing, “I think he was in a bind. It seems that he couldn’t find the problem.”
I’m so Panicky, “How about you go have a look, Jade Rabbit.”
Qiao Jingjing didn’t say anything anymore because she was afraid of speaking too much would be worse than saying too little. Yu Tu killed the enemy’s Hua Mulan before he said, “Do you live with your parents?”
Qiao Jingjing’s eyes lit up and she quickly replied, “Yes!”
“Are they home now?”
Qiao Jingjing was excited, “Yes!”
After a while of silence, Yu Tu said, “If it is convenient, I’ll come over and take a look.”
Qiao Jingjing almost jumped up. Success!
What access? She should be a screenwriter.
Qiao Jingjing calmed down and asked steadily, “My home is in Pudong. Will it be a little far away? It is too troublesome for you?”
Yu Tu, “It’s okay. Send me the address.”
After one game, everyone quit.
Zhai Liang rushed to Yu Tu’s room, “You are so boring, Yu Tu, asking to go when her parents are home.”
Yu Tu picked up his coat and walked out, “Are you that bored?”
On the other side of the city, Qiao Jingjing put down her phone and hurried out of the bedroom. She said to Xiao Zhu, who was guarding in the living room, “Xiao Zhu, take the new air purifier out of the packaging.”
With that, she hurried back to the bedroom to put on make up. Half an hour later, she came out and grabbed Xiao Zhu to pull her face close and look at her eyes, “Tell me if the makeup is too thick?”
A top-level beauty shoves her face so close and, even though Xiao Zhu sees it every day, she was still a little stunned. Qiao Jingjing let go of her, “Really too thick?”
She muttered and went back into the bedroom.
Xiao Zhu, “???”
After fifteen minutes, Qiao Jingjing came out again with a lovely new look. Wearing a large loose sweater, showing long slender legs, hair tied in a loose ponytail, she gave off a very fresh vibe.
“It is girly enough?”
The other way of putting it, Xiao Zhu thought, was to ask if she was shameless enough, but at this moment she could only look in a trance and say sincerely, “Very girly. So, Jingjing, what are you doing?”
It’s so late, what’s with the costume changing?
Qiao Jingjing clapped her hands in satisfaction and walked to the purifier, “Destroy this.”
Yu Tu left the subway station in a crowd of people. A gust of night wind blew. He slowed down his pace and suddenly felt that all this was a little incredible. Unexpectedly, he was meeting a netizen in real life. The wonder of life is how unpredictable it all is. Just like how a few years ago, he firmly believed that he wanted to fight for his passions and ideals, but finally lost to reality.
The address given by Cotton was not far from the subway station, only a ten minute walk.
The building community seemed to be very strict with their security. There was already a girl in her twenties waiting by the door. The girl held her phone and stared at him excitedly as soon as she saw him.
Walking over, he asked, “Cotton?”
The girl immediately squeezed her hand into a fist and pressed it against her mouth very cartoonishly. Staring at him up and down, looking so excited that she stumbled over her words, she said, “No, no, I’m not. I’m her assistant. She’s waiting for you at home. I’ll take you there.”
The voice really didn’t belong to Cotton. But didn’t Cotton say she was a newcomer to her company. How can she have an assistant?
Yu Tu was a little confused, but he followed her footsteps.
Along the way, the girl turned her head to peer at him secretly from time to time. Once she caught his eyes and was immediately embarrassed.
“Well, my name is Xiao Zhu. We’re going to the innermost building, a little further.”
Yu Tu nodded, “It’s okay.”
They walked for a few more minutes.
“We’re almost there.” Xiao Zhu walked quickly. Suddenly, she stopped and look ahead, shouting in surprise, “Jingjing, why did you come down by yourself?”
Something suddenly flashed through Yu Tu’s mind and he looked up in an instant, and then he was stunned.
Not far away, the light of the lobby was bright. A tall, slender woman stood there looking up at the notice on the wall. She was standing in profile. She wore a big hat and mask, and her face only showed a pair of deep and bright eyes, but the whole scene was set like an impeccable photo playing with light and shadow. At the sound, her eyelashes moved and she turned her head.
Her eyes immediately found his and stared for a few seconds, and then flashed with a smile.
“I was afraid someone will think I’m too arrogant, so I came down to meet you.”
It’s Qiao Jingjing.
They hadn’t seen each other for ten years, since the university entrance examination. Or, it’s not right to say that. In fact, he has seen her everywhere and she is everywhere in various news media, screens of all sizes, and even subway advertisements and bus stops.
Looking at the woman who was smiling at him from not far away, he couldn’t help but feel like he was having some kind of exciting encounter.
Qiao Jingjing was also looking at Yu Tu. She thought about a popular saying, how does it go?
Oh, it seems to be–
After experiencing so much, the heart is still pure.
She has been running around chasing fame and fortune, but this man has eyes as clear as they ever were.