Chapter 20: The taste of first love

Early the next morning, Liu Shu and Wang Qun both went home by car, while Li Wen went on a date with his girlfriend Wang Yan.

Gu Xia was the only one left in the dormitory. Gu Xia thought about it for a moment and called his father.

“Oh! Xia Xia, are you coming back today? I’ll drive there to pick you up!” His dad Gu Feng’s voice came from the phone.

“Dad, I won’t be going home in the next two days. I’ll go back in a few days. You and Mom should also spend some time together.” Gu Xia laughed when he heard his Dad’s familiar voice.

“You aren’t coming back! Are you going out to play with your classmates? Pay attention to safety, you hear? I’ll give you two thousand yuan on the card later.” Gu Feng urged.

“No need for that Dad, I still have some money.” Gu Xia hurriedly said.

“It’s okay, it costs money to socialize outside, and you can’t be stingy with your friends, understand? Although our family is not that rich, we can’t let people look down on us and think we’re petty. Don’t take advantage of others, but also don’t suffer losses, you understand? Whoever treats you well, you treat them better, this is the way to make friends.” Gu Feng carefully advised.

Gu Xia heard these words, and there were bursts of warmth in his heart. No matter how old the children were, they would always be a child in the eyes of their parents. It was the same in his previous life, his parents often came to their residence, and every time they would bring food with them. 

In the past, Gu Xia relied heavily on his family. Back then, Gu Xia felt that his parents should support him for everything, but after that moment of life and death, Gu Xia in this life finally understood the love his parents have for him.

Gu Xia secretly vowed, ‘I must become self-sufficient, and not be the same as my previous life. In the past, I worked so hard every month, but I earned only enough money for monthly use. I must not repeat the same mistakes in this life. Whether it is for my parents, Sisi, or in order to live a better life in the future, I have to work hard!’

“I know Dad, don’t worry! Have you ever seen me suffer losses?” Gu Xia smiled.

“Well, call me when you’re done playing around, and I’ll pick you up. Your father just bought a car. I’ll pick you up and come home. Your mother talks about you every day.” Gu Feng said.

“Hmm~ I’ll go back in a few days and take a good look at your new car.” Gu Xia said with a choked voice, and his eyes couldn’t help but get wet.

Realizing that the sound of Gu Xia’s voice was not right, Gu Feng asked anxiously, “Xia Xia, what’s wrong? Did something happen?”

“Dad, it’s alright. There was a gust of wind just now, and the sand caught my eyes. Dad, how are you and Mom? How is Qinqin?” Gu Xia hurriedly explained.

“Hey, we’re doing well, it’s been more than well actually! Fortunately at that time, I followed your advice and invested in the hotel, and now the hotel business is very hot! I did the math, and according to that, we will be able to get back our money when the New Year’s dividends are distributed. Now, you don’t have to worry about the family, and you should take care of yourself, you got that?” Gu Feng laughed.

“That’s good, I will take good care of myself as well, Dad, don’t worry!” Gu Xia smiled.

“Well, then let’s hang up.” Gu Feng hung up the phone after he finished speaking.

“Dududu…”

Gu Xia heard that his father had hung up the phone and he put away his mobile phone. He suddenly had an idea. The real estate business would start booming in a few years. Although the real estate industry has just experienced a financial turmoil and it was in a downturn, but this was only temporary. 

Now it was only 5,000 yuan per square meter, but it would rise to 15,000 yuan in a few years. So what would happen to all those old houses? They would need to be renovated, of course! 

And, his father was already engaged in decoration as well. So Gu Xia decided to go back and discuss this matter with his father to open a decoration company.

Those decoration companies in his previous life made a fortune. If his father didn’t enter the decoration business, and he didn’t get a slice of the pie, he would be wasting the opportunity he got from his rebirth. In addition, he was a sales team leader in his previous life, and he understood the market quite a bit. He was majoring in management in this life, so he could also help his father with some management related matters.

Gu Xia looked at the time, it was eight o’clock, and his mobile phone also received a message that his Dad had transferred 2,000 yuan.

Gu Xia wore a white shirt and jeans today with a pair of white sneakers. Tu Sisi had said in the past that she liked him wearing a white shirt the most.

After Gu Xia washed up, he washed his head again in the morning, took out Wang Qun’s hairspray, sprayed his hair, and went out with a shiny head. Wang Qun, that guy was very fashion conscious, ​hairspray, wax, hair gel…he had them all.

Gu Xia took a taxi and set off. When he arrived at the People’s Park, Li Sicheng and Wang Qian had already arrived. Li Sicheng also dressed up today and Wang Qian dressed beautifully as well. 

Gu Xia saw the two standing at the door talking and laughing. He couldn’t help laughing, it seemed that the relationship between Li Sicheng and Wang Qian had grown a lot! Maybe Li Sicheng would really be able to get the beauty in this life!

“Sicheng, Wang Qian, have you been waiting for a long time?” Gu Xia walked over and smiled.

“We also just arrived, why are you alone? Didn’t you say you would bring a girl with you? Where is she?” Li Sicheng laughed.

“She should be coming soon! I just sent her a message, and she said that she is almost here, and it should take two minutes at most.” Gu Xia said as he looked at his watch.

“Let’s wait in my car! It’s too hot outside.” Li Sicheng said, pointing to a white Chevrolet Cruze in a parking space not far away.

“Heh! What do we have here, you already bought a car.” Gu Xia said while punching his arm with his fist.

“On a mortgage, my shop hasn’t opened for a long time, and I have to pay the mortgage every month. I even asked my dad for 10,000 yuan when I bought this car.! Otherwise, how could I have so much money!” Li Sicheng seemed quite shy and he said while scratching the back of his head.

“Anyway, you are much better than me now. We were in the same class, but now you have a car and a house, alas~ the gap in status! President Li, give me a thigh to hug in the future.” Gu Xia laughed jokingly, and pretended to beg. He squatted down and hugged Li Sicheng’s thigh, making Li Sicheng almost kick him in fright.

“Hehehe~”

Wang Qian saw Gu Xia joking with him from the side, and she laughed until her stomach hurt .

“Don’t make fun of me, I didn’t continue with my studies, so I look better than you for now. When you graduate from university and find a good job, you will surpass me in minutes!” Li Sicheng waved his hand.

“That’s not necessarily true. Now, there are more and more fresh graduates in the country who can’t find jobs every year. That old notion of the more books they read, the more money they make, and the more knowledge they have, the more job opportunities they will have is a thing of the past. Now everything in this society depends on connections, and that is the key.” Gu Xia said his thoughts, and immediately made Li Sicheng and Wang Qian nod in approval of his statement.

“Heh~ Our Love Song Prince can also talk about the philosophy of life! It’s quite amazing!”

Turning to look, they saw Tu Sisi standing aside, clapping and laughing.

Tu Sisi did not wear a ponytail today, but had her hair loose, wearing an emerald green dress and a pair of flat sandals.

Gu Xia’s eyes lit up. He had never seen Tu Sisi dressed like this before. Her whole persona gave birth to a familiar new feeling in Gu Xia’s heart. Yes, it was the taste of first love.

“You look very beautiful today.” Gu Xia sincerely praised.

“You mean I wasn’t pretty before.” Tu Sisi asked Gu Xia, tilting her head.

“You are beautiful every day, especially today.” Gu Xia pouted and said.

“Sisi, how come it’s you! Are you Gu Xia’s…” Wang Qian came over and said in surprise.

Tu Sisi nodded with a smile.

“Really? Are you and Gu Xia dating?” Wang Qian said in disbelief.

“Not yet… I haven’t agreed to him yet, and it will depend on his performance!” Tu Sisi glanced at Gu Xia and said.

“Hah…”

“Okay, ladies, it’s getting late, we should get going.” Li Sicheng honked his horn in the car and shouted.

“Let’s go, we will talk on the way.” Wang Qian pulled Tu Sisi into the car.

Gu Xia sat in the front row seat, and the two girls sat in the back row. As expected of a new car, the air conditioner was quite good. Gu Xia was feeling a little cold. So he turned off the air conditioner lest they would get sick from the journey.

Li Sicheng started the car, turned on the navigation, and drove towards the destination of this time, Mount Tai.


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