Chapter 178: Starry Night (3)
Under Qiao Moyu’s leadership, Qin Qianqian also did a lot of work. Although she didn’t know how to do heavy manual work, she would help the villagers wash their vegetables and peel their soybeans. She tried her best to do what she could do to help.
Everyone ate dinner together that night. There were no cows in the village; the corn was grinded by the village chief’s grandson and Qiao Moyu.
At night, the village chief gathered everyone together. He first welcomed the program group and then he lit a small bonfire. Everyone surrounded the bonfire and ate the corn flavored steamed buns.
When Qin Qianqian arrived, she brought a polaroid camera and photographic paper with her. Seeing that everyone was gathered here, she said, “I will take a photo of everyone! Each person can have a photo and you will be able to receive the photo right away!”
Some people in the village have cameras, they had received them from friends that reside in the city as gifts. They would treat the camera like a treasure, but the photo won’t come out immediately for the cameras they have. It was a rare sight to behold for them when they saw the photos immediately coming out of the camera after Qin Qianqian took a picture.
Qin Qianqian asked each person to stand in front of the bonfire to take their photo. After she took a picture of a person, she would immediately give the photo to them.
In the beginning, Qin Qianqian took individual photos of each person. However, when it was Zhu Zhu’s turn, he pointed at Qiao Moyu. He was a little embarrassed as he asked, “Can I take a photo together with this big sister?”
“Of course, you can!” Qiao Moyu smiled and walked over; she picked up Zhu Zhu and took a photo with him.
As a result, the remaining villagers who had yet to take their photos, all wanted to take a photo with Qiao Moyu. A little girl around seven to eight years old was very embarrassed when she asked Ye Peicheng to take a photo with her.
Everyone played until 9:00 PM before they all dispersed; the villagers were used to working at sunrise and rest at sundown. But Qiao Moyu had never slept this early, so she didn’t feel sleepy at all. In addition, she probably won’t be able to sleep well because of the large collective beds. In the end, Qiao Moyu decided to go out for a walk.
When she went up the mountain this morning, she noticed that there was a small stream twenty minutes away from the school. Although the water in the mountains was cool, it was just the right temperature to wash her face and feet.
She brought a spare pair of socks with her and went out. But just as she entered the forest behind the school, she heard someone stepping on a branch behind her.
She turned around to see who it was. Under the moonlight, Ye Peicheng was wearing a gray sweater and a pair of casual black pants. The pants were a slim-fit, which made his legs look even more slender and well proportioned; very eye-catching.
He walked over to her, “You can’t fall asleep?”
Qiao Moyu nodded, “I don’t feel sleepy and the bed makes me not want to sleep even more.”
Ye Peicheng laughed, “Me too.”
He held her hand as they walked forward, “Where do you want to go?”
“I want to go to the little stream and wash my feet,” Qiao Moyu said. She tried to pull her hand away, but she couldn’t. Qiao Moyu can’t help but say, “Don’t be like this. I bet the other guests haven’t slept yet. It’s not good if someone sees us like this.”
“It’s better if they see us.” Ye Peicheng said, “Do I look like I’m afraid of them talking about us?”
Qiao Moyu didn’t reply; she wasn’t afraid either.
The two held hands as they walked to the little stream. The temperature was quite cool; Ye Peicheng was afraid that Qiao Moyu would feel cold, so he drew her into his embrace.
She didn’t say anything. Whenever Qiao Moyu raised her head, she was able to see his refined jawline.
Because she was walking in the mountains, she wore a pair of shoes with flat bottoms. So, when she compared their heights, she realized that Ye Peicheng was much taller than her. Qiao Moyu was completely trapped in his embrace, but it felt wonderful. It gave Qiao Moyu the feeling like she could completely rely on him.