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Seeing that he didn’t speak, He Qianmin pursed his lips and looked at him.
If he was usually looked at like this by others, he would have been unhappy long ago, but Young Master He, who had always had a bad temper, for once did not lose his temper this time. He didn’t even know why, when he saw this person in front of him, he couldn’t help but want to get close to him and listen to his words.
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The two looked at each other in silence, and the air flow seemed to even slow down a lot.
It wasn’t until the doctor changed his posture to apply medicine to He Qianmin, and the small movement broke the existing silence, that Jiang Chen returned to his senses.
His eyelashes were half-lowered, and he suppressed the complexity in his eyes: “Is your father He Yanfeng?”
He Qianmin was stunned for a moment, his round eyes widened slightly, showing the childishness of his age. After a few seconds, he looked at Jiang Chen suspiciously, and then nodded: “How do you know?”
Jiang Chen said lightly: “I saw him in the newspaper before.”
“Oh.” He Qianmin did not suspect anything.
After confirming his identity, Jiang Chen’s mood was a little complicated. Although he had been ready to meet the He family since he read the book, in his plan, the meeting with the He family would be a long time later. Now that he was caught off guard, suddenly meeting his younger brother who might be connected to him by blood, this feeling was quite indescribable.
Moreover, after learning the truth, Jiang Chen realized with hindsight that when the boy who was in the dim old alley, throwing punches with a stubborn zeal, came into his view, he the feeling he got was not the same that other people gave him, which was why he ended up helping him fight in person.
Seeing that Jiang Chen had not spoken, but lowered his eyes thoughtfully, He Qianmin coughed in a low voice: “You, brother, what’s your name?”
Jiang Chen was startled, and raised his eyes quickly.
He Qianmin’s eyes flickered, and when he met Jiang Chen’s gaze, his ears flushed red, and he raised his voice: “It’s not that I want to call you brother, I’m being polite! You look much older than me, and one should respect the elders and care for the young, that’s why I called you that!”
This appearance of wanting to hide but only making it more conspicuous was like a cat who had its tail stepped on.
But He Qianmin’s awkward appearance, on the contrary, diluted the weirdness and shock in Jiang Chen’s heart.
He chuckled, patted his head and said, “Very good, how polite.”
He Qianmin glared at him and wanted to avoid his paw, but his body remained stiff and unwilling to obey. He let the palm on his head pat him a few times, and said without much intimidation, “Don’t pat me on the head! Of course I’m polite!”
Jiang Chen thought he didn’t like other people touching his head, and was a little surprised at himself for so casually doing such an intimate gesture to a person he had just met for the first time. He withdrew his hand smoothly, and apologized: “I’m sorry, I don’t know you don’t like people touching your head.”
He Qianmin froze, raised his eyes to peek at Jiang Chen’s expression, and was quietly relieved when he saw that he was not actually angry. He reluctantly moved his head close to him, and with an equally reluctant expression he said: “You can touch, although I don’t like it, who let you be my savior.”
Jiang Chen laughed. Seeing the boy who was stubborn and pretending to be cool, the red flush on his ears spread to the base of his neck, his heart softened and he rubbed his head: “Does your wounds hurt?”
He Qianmin had been retreating again and again, so at this time he couldn’t even talk back anymore, and said lowly, “How can a man be afraid of pain.”
As soon as he finished speaking, he immediately hissed, and when he lowered his head, he saw the innocent smiling face of the doctor: “Sorry, accidentally used too much force.”
Jiang Chen saw that he was gasping in pain, but tried his best to hold back with the appearance of one afraid of losing face. He was both amused and annoyed: “Be smarter now you know that it hurts. Four people beating just one of you, don’t you know to run?”
“It doesn’t hurt!” He Qianmin replied, “And if they hadn’t kept watch earlier today, deliberately squatting there, and attacked me behind my back, how could they beat me? Normally, even if an extra two more people came it still wouldn’t be enough for me to warm up on.”
Jiang Chen folded his arms over his chest to look at him, neither reproaching nor speaking, but He Qianmin lowered his head guiltily for some reason.
In the continued silence, he harrumphed in a low voice: “I won’t be beaten in the future.” For some reason, he just felt that the person in front of him was not blaming him for fighting with others, but distressed that he was injured.
If the He family were to see this, they would definitely be stunned. Young Master He, who usually spoke back ten sentences when his parents and elder brother even dsid a single word of reproach to him, was so docile in front of the person he just met. That aggrieved little expression was just so pitiful.
Jiang Chen ignored him and just watched the doctor apply the medicine.
He Qianmin’s injuries looked serious, but in fact they were all surface injuries. After the doctor disinfected and bandaged the wounded areas, he left after only a few reminders.
Before going out, he smiled and said, “If I hadn’t listened to your conversation, I would have thought you two were real brothers.”
The speaker was unintentional but the listener was intentional, Jiang Chen suppressed the complexity in his eyes, and He Qianmin pursed his lips.
A few seconds later, Jiang Chen said, “Let’s go, I’ll take you to the station and you take the bus back by yourself.”
He Qianmin stood up obediently and followed behind him step by step, so obedient that one couldn’t tell that he had been in a fight in the alley half an hour ago.
Walking out of the alley, Jiang Chen said: “Be smarter in the future, don’t fight directly with others, this time I was there to help you, but will you just be beaten for nothing next time?”
He Qianmin answered quickly and obediently this time: “I understand.”
Jiang Chen’s expression softened a little, but he felt a little strange in his heart.
He wasn’t someone who liked to meddle in others’ business, but don’t know if it was because He Qianmin might be his own younger brother, so when facing him, he couldn’t help but want to take good care of him and lecture him. But seeing him with his head down he also couldn’t help but be soft-hearted. This was a very unfamiliar feeling.
When they were almost at the station, He Qianmin began to dawdle in place.
At one point, he said he was thirsty and wanted to drink water, and at another point he said that he had to stand for a while because of a stomach ache. No matter what, he refused to go to the station two hundred meters away.
Jiang Chen stopped, a little exasperated and a little amused: “What exactly do you want to do?”
The handsome young boy lowered his head and said nothing, looking a little aggrieved.
“I’m hungry,” he said.
Jiang Chen paused and sighed: “I only have ten yuan, and if you want to eat, we can only eat at the fast food stalls on the street.”
He Qianmin raised his head abruptly, his eyes shining brightly. He was clearly happy but he didn’t want to be seen as such, and said with a stiff expression: “It’s fine, I don’t dislike it.”
The two randomly found a seat at the fast food stall and sat down.
He Qianmin glanced at the menu and ordered the cheapest fried rice, the smallest portion.
Jiang Chen glanced at him and said, “Aren’t you hungry?”
After he finished speaking, he turned to look at the boss: “Change the fried rice with shredded potatoes to sweet and sour pork ribs. Do you eat sweet and sour pork ribs?”
He Qianmin was stunned for a moment, then nodded, then shook his head again: “I prefer to eat shredded potatoes.”
Jiang Chen didn’t look at him and said, “Change it to sweet and sour pork ribs.”
When the boss left, He Qianmin pursed his lips and said, “I don’t need to eat sweet and sour pork ribs, I’m not a child, only children like to eat that.”
Jiang Chen raised his eyebrows: “I’m not a child and I like to eat, and how are you not a child?”
“You’re barely two years older than me. If I’m a child, aren’t you also a child?”
Jiang Chen laughed angrily, this kid really had a habit of talking back, he could talk back to you no matter what you say.
The fried rice in fast food stalls were usually already fried and could be served quickly when customers ordered it, so in a few words it was put in front of He Qianmin.
He pursed his lips, Jiang Chen didn’t speak, and he didn’t eat.
Jiang Chen found that he was really stubborn, and sighed in his heart: “Eat.”
Only then did He Qianmin pick up his chopsticks to eat. He was probably really hungry. After eating a piece of pork ribs, he took a few bites of the rice dipped in sweet and sour sauce. It didn’t take long for the bowl of rice to be eaten up.
Jiang Chen didn’t say anything the whole time until he finished eating, “You didn’t eat lunch?”
He Qianmin wiped his mouth and said indifferently, “Forgot.”
Jiang Chen frowned: “How can you forget to eat?”
“Reading in the library, I lost track of the time.”
Jiang Chen was a little surprised by this answer. He Qianmin lowered his eyes and said lightly, “My results in the monthly test this time were too lacking, I can’t concentrate when I study at home, so I went to the library.”
Jiang Chen thought about it and asked, “Where do you go to school?”
Chenghua International School was the only private middle school in Yan City that could enter the TOP1 private school ranking. Its Hua/Yan University admission rate was not less than that of the top high schools in Yan City, but most of the students were sent abroad to enter Ivy League schools or the top universities in the world.
In the book, He Qianjian had been in Chenghua from elementary school to high school.
Jiang Chen thought for a while and asked, “What year are you in?”
“The third year of junior high.” He Qianmin looked up at Jiang Chen and asked, “Brother, where do you go to school? How old are you? What’s your name?”
“I’m in No. 1 High School, second year, and just call my Brother Chen.”
He Qianmin said thoughtfully: “No. 1 High School…..”
“Let’s go since you’re practically done eating.” Jiang Chen got up and said, “Go home early, don’t let your family worry.”
He Qianmin pouted and muttered, “They won’t worry about me.”
Jiang Chen heard this and asked, “What do you mean?”
“It’s nothing.” He Qianmin pursed his lips, and also stood up: “There’s no one at home, I don’t want to go back.”
Jiang Chen frowned. He remembered that it was written in the book that He Yanfeng had three children. In addition to He Qianjian, he also had a son and a daughter. He Qianmin in front of him should be the younger brother, so it stood to reason that he should have a younger sister. Although it was the weekend now, it was not like everyone was not present and left him alone at home.
He Qianmin explained by himself: “My parents and my sister have all gone to my grandfather’s house. I didn’t go because I need to study. They won’t come back until after dinner.”
Jiang Chen’s frowning brows smoothed out, but the doubts in his heart were not completely dissipated, though he didn’t ask any more, just said: “Then you can go to the library to study, go back early after you finish, I have something to do in the afternoon and can’t accompany you.”
The light in He Qianmin’s eyes dimmed a little, and he nodded reluctantly after a long while.
When they got to the station and before the bus came, he asked again, “Can I go to No. 1 High School to find you in the future?”
Jiang Chen’s footsteps paused, his eyes flickered slightly, and he finally nodded.
Only then did He Qianmin become happy, and he grinned to reveal two rows of white teeth. Only then did Jiang Chen realize that when he smiled, he had a single dimple, on the left, exactly like him.
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The bus came, and the people waiting for the bus got on one after another.
He Qianmin waved goodbye to him with bright eyes: “Brother Chen, see you later!”
Jiang Chen’s eyes lingered on his single dimple, and he paused before saying, “Later.”