Picking the stars - Chapter 106
Chapter 106 Extra four
This is a residential building for a few years with five floors. The ground floor is an iron door with a code lock, but it is now broken.
This building was the most innovative house at that time more than 30 years ago. Now, it has become a product of years, and the exterior walls have traces of mottled.
Pei Ji stood at the bottom of the building and counted upwards, counted to the fifth floor, and stopped on the left window.
Song Er walked to her side and held her hand.
“Go up,” she said softly.
Pei Ji nodded, stepped forward, and pushed open the rusty iron door. The corridor is gloomy.
When I walked in, the voice-activated lights on the stairs lit up. The lights are quiet.
The old houses seem to have been enchanted, and some have been warmed by magic, like an old man who has returned to peace and wise after seeing through the vicissitudes of life, while some have become gloomy and cold, with a sunny sky outside, but the inside of the building is shining. A gloomy tide.
This building is the latter, and as soon as one walks in, it feels damp and cold.
Song Wei accompanied Pei Ji up to the fifth floor. There were two households on each floor. There was a bag of garbage at the door on the left of the fifth floor, piles of old books, and the word “Fu” on the door was still new. The door was empty, with cobwebs wrapped around it.
I don’t know how many years no one has opened it.
Song Er took out the wet wipes from the bag, wiped the door lock and handle, and wiped off a thick layer of dust.
She turned her head to look at Pei Ji, with some worry in her eyes. Pei Ji looked back at her and smiled, trying to reassure her, but the smile was somewhat reluctant. She took out the key, opened the door, and when she pushed it open, dust was floating in the air, and a layer of visible dust accumulated on the floor and furniture.
Pei Ji looked around at the door and said, “It’s better than expected.” After a pause, he asked, “Has Pei Yi cleaned up?”
Song Wei recalled for a while, and then said: “She mentioned that she had come back when she found her biological father and mother. It was the year she graduated from the police academy, almost ten years ago.”
This house belongs to Pei Ji now.
She walked in the door and looked at the objects inside.
Pei Yi’s cleaning should have only cleaned up the dust and garbage. All the daily necessities in this house were placed randomly. The mahjong table by the window in the living room even had finished mahjong.
It’s like the master left for a while and will come back soon, but who knows he will never come back, fixing this place at the moment when he left.
Pei Ji seemed to be anchored, standing at the door, just looking in with his eyes, and after a long time, he walked in.
The TV is still the kind of old-fashioned TV with a heavy body, covered with a layer of white gauze. This is probably the standard equipment of that era. All kinds of expensive electrical appliances, refrigerators, TVs, air conditioners, etc. Cover with a layer of white gauze.
A slight smile appeared in Pei Ji’s eyes, and she was careful not to touch anything inside. After looking around in the house, she stayed in front of the family portrait behind the sofa.
A pair of young men and women are holding a pair of children in their hands. The baby in the mother’s arms smiles happily at the camera, revealing the only two white teeth. The baby in the father’s hands is eating, and the mouth is sticking, like Whatever wronged, the baby will come out soon.
Seeing this photo, Pei Ji’s mood calmed down, as if all the past, all the love, hatred and incomprehension were calmed down with their original appearance in this photo.
Song Er also curled his lips invisibly.
“The one who laughs is me, and the one who is about to cry is my sister.” Pei Ji said suddenly, “There is a mole on her neck, look, here it is.”
As she said, she pointed out the mole on the side of her neck to Song Er. It was a very vague mole that could not be seen without a closer look.
“You have good eyesight.” Song Wei praised her.
Pei Ji smiled, her eyes staying on the face of the crying baby for a long time.
Song Yi did not disturb her, until her stance relaxed, Song Yi praised: “Your father is so handsome.”
Pei Ji’s gaze moved upward, and the man in the photo had three-dimensional features, deep eyes, and a bit of red lips and white teeth. He was so handsome that he could become a star in the entertainment industry.
“He is a bridge engineer,” Song Er told her softly beside her, “the very long bridge we passed when we came was built by him as the chief engineer.”
Pei Ji recalled that bridge, a very long and magnificent bridge, but in the end her attention was still on the man himself, she felt that she looked a little like her father. If she is just a bit like her father, then she is six or seven points similar to the woman next to her.
It’s just that the look is very different. Pei Ji is always expressionless. Seeing anyone can involuntarily want to stand up and salute, but this woman has a gentle smile, but her eyes are very aura, like the kind of outsiders in college. A gentle and cold goddess, but in private, she is very carefree and easy to get along with.
“Mom is a high school teacher and teaches physics. The teaching method is very interesting and the level is high. The students like her.”
Song Wei quietly told Pei Ji about her parents, “Your father’s surname is Yun, and your mother’s surname is Su. It is said that the relationship is very good and life is very happy, but they are very busy. They didn’t give birth to you until they were more than 30 years old.”
These were all found out by Pei Yi, and the Yun Su family had no relatives, otherwise the two babies would not be adopted. It took her a long time to piece together a section of the life of her parents.
Pei Ji nodded, but locked his eyes on the photo.
In the end, when Song Wei wanted to ask if he wanted to take this photo with him, Pei Ji took out the phone, carefully selected the angle, and closely overlapped the edge of the photo with the camera frame, and took this photo.
When leaving, she only took away the photos taken by this phone, and let them stay in this house, stay in time, and take root in Pei Ji’s heart. When he came out, Song Er glanced at the time, it was past four o’clock.
It is not too far from the city where they live, only more than four hours’ drive, and they drove here by themselves.
It is too late to go back now, but Pei Ji is immersed in her own thoughts, and Song Wei feels that what she needs may be a quiet environment to settle her mood.
“Shall we stay for one night?” she suggested, “Anyway, there are still a few days off, so I can go back tomorrow.”
They deliberately chose the Labor Day holiday in order to have more time.
Pei Ji said yes and took out his mobile phone to find the hotel.
If you don’t rush back, you don’t have to be too urgent. Seeing that there is a long stone bench on the side of the road, it is very clean, and there must be people sitting on it often, so he pulled Pei Ji to sit down.
Pei Ji is looking for a hotel intently. Professor Pei doesn’t choose what to eat and where to stay. The only choice is to be clean. She usually goes out and the people who arrange her stay will pay special attention to one. Now she finds it by herself and must be more careful.
Song Er didn’t bother her and looked at the surrounding environment.
When I came, I was too nervous and didn’t pay much attention. Now I found out that there is a river beside it, the water is clear, and there are high railings on both sides. Several early school children are chasing and playing by the river with their schoolbags. Tufts of white fluff floated in the air against the warm and welcoming sunlight.
A rare and quiet dusk. This area is actually very harmonious with Pei Ji’s quiet temperament.
“Okay.” Pei Ji finally found a hotel that met her requirements, and after communicating with the customer service, said to Song Er, “I have seen the map, not far from here.”
“Then let’s go over.” Song Wei said, just about to stand up, Pei Ji’s cell phone rang, there was an incoming call, and Pei Yuan’s name was displayed on the screen.
So disappointing. Song Wei frowned, endured forbearance, and said nothing.
Pei Ji answered the phone.
I probably figured out that Pei Ji would not listen to them. Pei Yuan has been much more relaxed in the past two years, and after he retired, he took the money to make an unreliable investment and lost a lot of money, which made Pei Ji even more pleasant.
However, the purpose is clear enough to make her go home more and take on the responsibility of supporting her parents for the elderly. Pei Ji had his own thoughts before and would not let them be at his mercy, and now it is even more impossible to listen to them.
A while ago, she calculated the money they had spent since childhood, added inflation and transferred it to Pei Yuan’s account. It’s just that this turn is really cold, because after calculation, the money that Pei’s parents spent on her is really pitiful.
After Pei Ji went to school, she took bonuses in various competitions. She did not receive the school scholarship every year. She applied for the student loan for the university tuition, and she almost settled the school expenses by herself.
Only some basic living expenses need the help of adoptive parents. All the money added up is only a small number when it is bigger.
“I already know who my parents are. When you are old, I will transfer money to you every month according to the general pension needs, and there is no need to meet.” After Pei Ji clarified, Pei Yuan and Zhao Yu were more anxious, but There is no other way but to make phone calls from time to time like this.
Pei Ji dealt with a few sentences and died in less than a minute.
After she wanted to understand one thing, it wouldn’t affect her. Nothing Pei Yuan and Zhao Yu could make her mood fluctuate. But today is different.
She had just come out of her biological parents’ house, and she had just seen a photo of their family of four, and she was in a low mood. A hand stretched out and took her hand.
“Don’t pay attention to them.” Song Er said warmly. Pei Ji nodded.
Song Wei looked at her unhappy face, wondering how she felt that the professor was so pitiful and cute. She stood up and dragged Pei Ji up together.
“Let’s go play, I made a strategy before I came.”
Pei Ji looked at her in surprise.
Song Er smiled and said, “I don’t know, this is a tourist city. I checked it on the Internet before I came.”
In the few days that she decided to come here, the professor was calm on the surface, as if she hadn’t been affected in any way, but Song Wei knew that she was actually very nervous. After all, that was another possibility in her life, and the affection she once had and later longed for. , Is something that is inextricably flowing in the blood.
So she happily made a strategy, thinking that maybe they will stay for a few days to get a little more contact and understanding of this special city.
They left this long stone bench and walked along the roadside under the tall plane trees.
Song Wei hugged Pei Ji’s arm, almost the whole person was hanging on her body, still laughing at Pei Ji: “This is a city with a long history, and the gentle and affectionate south of the Yangtze River is full of water, don’t you know? ”
Pei Ji’s lips curled up slightly.
“Hey, why don’t you know anything, Professor Pei, you are too bad.” Song Wei leaned on her and sighed softly. Pei Ji’s smile spread to his eyes, because the bad mood brought by Pei Yuan disappeared without a trace.
This is really a slow-paced city. They were walking on the side of the road and saw an old man riding an electric tricycle slowly passing by.
On the other side of the street, leaning on a hill, there is a middle-aged man wearing a painter’s hat, holding a cane, and walking with a big golden retriever dog. Seeing that he walks smoothly, that cane is probably a gentleman with a concave shape. cane.
The group of elementary school students chasing and playing by the river ran out, carrying their schoolbags and laughing and passing by Pei Ji and Song Wei. There was the youngest one, and he accidentally bumped Pei Ji and said shyly, sorry. , Just laughed and ran away with his companions.
Song Wei watched them go away, and suddenly pulled La Pei Ji’s arm: “I want to play too.” Pei Ji asked, “What are you playing?”
“Amusement park, there is a big amusement park here, I want to play pirate ship, roller coaster, ferris wheel, haunted house, and other things.”
Pei Ji thought about what these projects she was talking about in her mind. Just hearing the names made her a little scared.
Song Wei thought she didn’t agree and was about to make trouble: “I don’t care. Other kids have girlfriends to play with them, so I want to.”
Pei Ji nodded, and couldn’t help correcting her: “We are already married.”
This is very important. When you get married, you are more than just a girlfriend.
“Oh—” Song Wei dragged her tone for a long time. She thought of something and said with a smile, “A few days ago, I went to a dinner party. The dinner party was quite formal. A drama actor asked me when she saw me. Why didn’t the madam come together.”
At the banquet in the literary circle, the person who hosted the banquet was a big man, who liked classical literature the most, so in order to be arty, everyone used words at the banquet in a good manner.
Pei Ji remembered a dinner party he had attended before: “I met a fan of yours before and asked me the same thing.”
The two of them are already a well-known pair. Looking at it this way, it is really high-profile. Everyone knows that they are together. Everyone who meets them sees their wedding rings that symbolize happiness.
But look carefully and it is really low-key. They have never appeared together on social media, and they rarely show affection. They only live their lives seriously. They talked to the hotel.
In the end, they stayed in this city for a few more days.
On the first day, Song Wei accompanied Pei Ji to shuttle through the old streets and took many photos. Stone arch bridges covered with moss, awning boats in the water village, and many more. They all tasted the local delicacies.
The next day, they went to some famous scenic spots. It was a holiday. The scenic spots were crowded and crowded, but they were probably in a different mood. Pei Ji held Song Er’s hand tightly all the way and was very happy all day.
On the third day, Pei Ji accompanied Song Wei to the amusement park, and Pei Ji played with her all the projects Song Wei mentioned.
In the haunted house, Professor Pei, who had always been calm, almost screamed, holding Song Er in horror and refusing to let go. Song Er laughed forward and backward, and bought a raspberry-flavored ice cream to coax their professor.
The fourth day is the last day of the holiday, and they go home in the morning.
They left this place that was supposed to be Pei Ji’s old place in the morning sun.
Because Song Wei was by her side, all Pei Ji’s regrets and unforgettable feelings melted away, and all that was left was warmth and hope for the future.
The author has something to say: it’s over.
Thank you for your company.
In the next article, I have formally decided to write “Bo Zhou”, and I will open a pit next Saturday (November 21), first ask for a collection. Goodbye if you are destined, bye!