After the Lunar New Year, the shops in the trade market opened one after another. The government was vigorously developing the new trade market, demolishing an old market in the old city and relocating the tenants. The surrounding area is also being developed one after another. Not only will a subway be connected by the end of the year, but a large-scale furniture mall will also be built in the surrounding areas.

       As the shops started to open one after another, the number of customers increased. Many customers who originally bought goods from the old market had transferred over. The good location of Chen Yuncheng’s store means that many new customers come to ask for prices every day.

       Chen Yuncheng had an easy-going and generous personality, and he can chat with anyone. He handed over the delivery work to Guan Anlin as much as possible and spent most of his time in the store. Many customers came to inquire about the price without buying anything, but he could chat with them enthusiastically. There were also customers who drive to the market to pick up goods, no matter how much they buy or how little they buy, he would take the initiative to help carry the goods.

       When Sun Shiliang saw that the business was getting better, he promised to give Chen Yuncheng a sales commission, and his income was also increasing. He owed Ning Junyanmore than 100,000 yuan, which he used to think was a long way off, but now he began to think he could see the end of it.

       With his heart gradually relaxed, what Chen Yuncheng was thinking about most was the matter with Ning Junyan.

       Since Ning Junyan left him that night, he hadn’t come to him for a long time, but what Ning Junyan had said had always been on Chen Yuncheng’s mind.

       Chen Yuncheng then called to ask Ning Junyan if his head still hurts.

       Ning Junyan was lying on the bed and said to him, “Sometimes.”

       Chen Yuncheng was very worried, and said, “Go and have a look, have a check-up.”

       Ning Junyan said, “I’ve had a test, and it’s a nervous headache, which can’t be cured.” But it didn’t come on very often, and he didn’t tell Chen Yuncheng.

       Chen Yuncheng said, “Let me come and see you.”

       Ning Junyan did not immediately agree, but asked, “Have you given it a thought?”

       Chen Yuncheng was sitting on the steps in front of the shop with his down jacket had been replaced by a thick jacket of laminated cotton. He looked at the people and cars passing by from time to time, and said, “Can’t we date like ordinary couples?” After he finished these words, Chen Yuncheng himself felt quite embarrassed.

       Ning Junyan asked him, “How do ordinary couples date?”

       “Dinner and a movie?” Chen Yuncheng wasn’t too sure, that’s how it was played out in dramas anyway, and he didn’t know what else he needed to do.

       Ning Junyan said, “Are you inviting me to dinner and a movie?”

       Chen Yuncheng raised his hand and gently scratched his cheek, he always felt a little itchy, and said, “Is it okay?”

       Ning Junyan asked again, “Are you courting me?”

       Chen Yuncheng was taken aback by the question, he thought they were already together, but since Ning Junyan asked this question, he chose to admit it in embarrassment, “Is it okay?”

       Ning Junyan said, “That’s not enough, we also need to get a room.”

       “Ah?” Chen Yuncheng was a little surprised, “A room on the first date?”

       Ning Junyan said, “If you didn’t have to move out, would you have needed to go out and get a room? I could have slept with you in my arms every day.”

       For a moment, Chen Yuncheng felt as if he was kinda sorry for Ning Junyan. When he thought of having a room with Ning Junyan, he couldn’t stop blushing and said, “Okay, when do you have time?”

       Ning Junyan told him, “Tomorrow night.”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “I will make arrangements.”

       As soon as he finished speaking, Guan Anlin drove the van back from outside to deliver goods and stopped at the door of the store.

       Chen Yuncheng hung up the phone, looked up and watched Guan Anlin get off the car.

       Guan Anlin had already taken off his coat and was only wearing a thin long-sleeved T-shirt. He walked up to Chen Yuncheng and sat down, lit a cigarette for himself, and said, “Let’s hire another person.” He was now going to make a delivery and Chen Yuncheng asked him to try to help the customer move the goods so that the workload became bigger and less efficient.

       Of course, customers were very happy.

       It was just that Guan Anlin was so physically exhausted that he came back every day tired as hell.

       “Thanks for your hard work,” Chen Yuncheng said to him, “I’ll discuss it with Sun ge and hire someone to help deliver the goods.”

       Guan Anlin felt relieved after sitting and smoking a whole cigarette. Chen Yuncheng took his coat from the car and told him to put it on.

       “Let’s go out to eat something good tonight,” Guan Anlin said to Chen Yuncheng. He had a lot of money recently, naturally because Chen Yuncheng had been generous to him and was willing to pay him good for his work.

       Chen Yuncheng shook his head. They ate every meal simply. There was a ten yuan box lunch at the entrance of the market, which was cheap and well-filled. It was suitable for people who do physical work, so Chen Yuncheng and Guan Anlin eat there almost every day.

       After Guan Anlin got the money, he wanted to improve the food.

       In the end, Chen Yuncheng still refused. He had to save money to pay Ning Junyan back, and he also had to pay for a date with Ning Junyan. He was reluctant to let Ning Junyan eat poorly, and he couldn’t open a room in a hotel that was too cheap.

       At night, Chen Yuncheng was lying on his bed, searching for places to eat with his mobile phone, looking for nearby hotels and booking movie tickets.

       It was the first time for him to do this kind of thing with painstaking effort. He used to invite people to eat in small roadside restaurants, where a few dishes and two bottles of beer were all that was needed.

       Guan Anlin came out of the shower and glanced at him before climbing into the bed. He saw Chen Yuncheng looking at the hotel, and somewhat puzzled, asked him as he got into bed, “Why are you looking at the hotel?”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “I’ve got a dinner date tomorrow night and I’m not coming back.”

       Guan Anlin was sitting on the upper bunk bed, but when he heard his words, he had bad inklings in his mind and tried to stick his head down, “You and that Ning?”

       Chen Yuncheng responded casually, “Yes.”

       Guan Anlin was a little nervous, “You two are still together? What are you looking at the hotel for?”

       Chen Yuncheng did not speak.

       Guan Anlin said, “You want to get a room with him?”

       Chen Yuncheng reached out and pulled up the quilt beside him, covering his whole head in it, not wanting to answer his question.

       Guan Anlin was terrified, “Are you going to let him play with your ass?”

       Chen Yuncheng reached out from under the quilt and casually grabbed a remote control placed by the bed, threw it forcefully towards the upper bunk, not caring whether he could hit Guan Anlin, and cursed, “Die!”

       The next day, Guan Anlin spent the whole day trying to stop Chen Yuncheng from going on a date with Ning Junyan at night.

       However, Chen Yuncheng didn’t even bother with him and kept thinking about how far he should go with Ning Junyan since he had already agreed to get a room.

       His entangled emotions in the past have not completely disappeared, but compared to the previous period when he lived in Ning Junyan’s house and had no job, he was now much calmer, and sometimes he even felt that he could look ahead to his future life. The sense of security he lacked was something that no one could give him, but himself.

       Today was Friday, and there was not much business in the store in the afternoon, and the whole trade market was cold and quiet.

       Chen Yuncheng squatted in front of the store, looking at his phone the whole time.

       Guan Anlin took a bottle of Coke, walked up to him and squatted down, trying to look at his phone.

       Chen Yuncheng immediately locked the screen.

       Guan Anlin was very worried and asked him, “What are you looking at?”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “Don’t worry about it.”

       Guan Anlin said in a low voice as he drank his coke, “Be careful not to get a disease.”

       Chen Yuncheng suddenly said angrily, “You are the one who would get a disease visiting a prostitute!”

       His voice was a little louder, and Wu Xiaozhu who was sitting in the store stared at them dumbfounded. After a while, the way she looked at Guan Anlin changed.

       Guan Anlin was very upset, and kept ignoring him since then, until Chen Yuncheng was about to leave, and asked again, “Are you really not coming back?”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “Don’t mind me, lock the door and go sleep at night.”

       Guan Anlin hesitated to speak and finally watched Chen Yuncheng leave irritably.

       Chen Yuncheng went out to take a taxi and sat in the taxi to see Guan Anlin send him a picture of a young girl in a high school uniform, and then sent a line: “My sister.”

       He couldn’t help smiling and put the phone back without replying to Guan Anlin.

       The restaurants and movie tickets for dinner in the evening were all booked by Chen Yuncheng, and they were chosen in a large shopping mall in the city centre.

       Even though he had lived in this city for so many years, Chen Yuncheng seldom comes to this kind of place, whether for fun or shopping, this place was not suitable for him.

       When he was waiting for Ning Junyan on the first floor of the shopping mall, he saw many young girls who were well-dressed, as if they were in an idol drama, and they were out of tune with his world.

       Then someone covered his eyes with his hands from behind, and Ning Junyan’s voice rang in his ears, asking him, “Have you seen enough?”

       Chen Yuncheng turned back, “You’re here?”

       Ning Junyan’s gaze was still looking at the girl in stockings and a short skirt in front of him, and asked Chen Yun Cheng, “What are you looking at?”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “Nothing, I’ve been waiting for you.”

       Ning Junyan said coldly, “Next time, change to another place.”

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