Chapter 64 – Let Me Tell You a Joke
His voice was deep and it contained a feebleness that was rarely seen in him. It shocked Qiao Lian.
Her first love…
She lowered her head and bitterly smiled. “Mr. Shen, do you have a first love?”
He had suddenly raised the topic of their first loves, so could it be that his first love was the one who had made him upset?
She avoided his question, which caused Shen Liangchuan’s gaze to darken as he replied, feeling vexed, “I don’t.”
This tone… it was so fake.
Qiao Lian spoke, “Are you… in a bad mood? If not, let me tell you a joke!”
Shen Liangchuan kept silent and watched her.
She treated his silence as consent and started speaking happily, “A long long time ago, there were two people who loved to eat chicken butt…”
Shen Liangchuan was in a trance. His ears heard the young voice of a teenage girl from many years ago.
“Hey, you don’t seem happy today. Are you upset? Let me tell you a joke.”
Reality and memories were mixed together.
Her clear and melodious voice, together with the soft voice from his memory combined, “A long long time ago, there were two people who loved to eat chicken butt. One time, they went to someone’s house as guests. Just as the chicken was served, both of them fought for the chicken butt. One of them was slower and he panicked, asking, ‘Where’s the butt? Where’s the butt?’ and the other person proudly pointed to his mouth and said, ‘The butt is here, the butt is here!’ Hahahahaha!”
Before the listener started laughing, the person who told the joke was already staggering back and forth laughing loudly. His glance became increasingly darker.
They used to be so close.
But, did these beautiful memories only appeared in his thoughts?
She said that she didn’t have a first love.
Shen Liangchuan’s eyes gave out a dangerous flame.
Yes, the him from a few years ago had just been a passer-by, an unimportant small role! He had been so insignificant that he could be played by her easily.
Her laughter weakened when she realized Shen Liangchuan seemed to have gotten angrier.
He was the second person that did not burst out laughing after hearing this joke.
The first had been that person…
Her expression turned desolate.
She still remembered the time when she kindly told him a joke. She had laughed until her stomach hurt, however, he calmly and vilely commented, “Why do you find everything so funny?”
She was so furious then. “I’m not going to tell you any jokes in the future!”
“Why are you so unreasonable?”
“Hmpf, your girlfriend told you a joke out of goodwill, but you had absolutely no reaction. How am I unreasonable?”
“What kind of reaction do you want?”
“It’s so fake!”
Those memories caused her to clench her fist, as she recovered her senses from her sentimentality.
She had already forgotten him long ago, why was she thinking of him again?
She took a deep breath and looked up at Shen Liangchuan’s cold expression.
His back was facing the moonlight and his face was glum. She couldn’t accurately tell his emotions.
However, it may have been due to the night being too silent, or the fact that it was the first time they were able to have a conversation so calmly, but after so so many years, it was the first time she had the urge to confide in someone. She bit her lip, suddenly turned to look outside and rashly spoke, “Actually, I had a first love…”