Those Years When We Killed the White Lotus - 3.04-2
3.04-2 Gentle and Tolerant White Lotus
“Xiao Lan, you haven’t come and visited me for a long time. Is it because you are getting sick of me?” Just when Wen Renlan was about to answer, the old man set his eyes on Lin Zisheng. “Forget it. I forgive you since you brought Xiao Feng along. ”
Seeing the person beside Wen Renlan keep smiling yet not move a bit, the old man was a little upset. “What? Are you so reluctant to see me?”
“Old man, you are right. I didn’t come to see you today, but I was dragged here by A’Lan. If I knew his teacher was you, I would not have come. ” Although he said that, Lin Zisheng walked towards the old man with what looked like a genuine smile.
Not surprisingly, after hearing Lin Zisheng’s words, the old man was ‘outraged’, saying, “Traitor, traitor, how could I have such a traitorous student?!”
“Old man, I don’t mind you kicking me out of your school now, but are you willing to?” This old man had a sharp tongue, but his heart was softer than anyone.
As Lin Zisheng expected, the old man spit after hearing what was said, “Pah! Kicking you out of my school would be letting you off too easy. I will be your teacher for the rest of my life. You will never get rid of me. And no matter how great the achievements you have accomplished, you will always obediently call me your teacher!”
Pausing here, the old man’s tone was full of pride, seemingly satisfied with his own decision.
The way they coped with each other seemed to have shocked the other two people in the room. To Bai Qing and Wen Renlan, this teacher was always rigorous and tender. This was the first time they had witnessed him being so “lively”.
“Feng, you know my teacher?” He could hardly imagine that Lu Feng knew his teacher. Likewise, he didn’t expect that Bai Qing, who had been helped by Feng was also a student of the teacher. Of course she was. Only students would visit their teachers.
“Of course I’m his teacher. He is just too ungrateful to admit that.” Thinking of the past, the old man felt unhappy for a while.
While Lin Zisheng watched the teacher acting like that, he suddenly felt bittersweet. “Teacher, I thought I had explained what happened that year. When have I ever not treated you as my teacher? It is wrong of you to question my respect for you.”
“You have the audacity to say that! You were one of the finest students in the science classes. I referred you to one of my old friends, so he could mentor you and you two could do research together later on. But how did you pay back my goodwill? You went abroad for studies without a word.” When talking about what happened back then, the old man was filled with resentment. “It is no big deal that you went abroad to study. But you chose to study psychology? How is that supposed to be useful? ”
After hearing this, Lin Zisheng did not answer immediately, but cast a look at Wen Renlan, and then slowly said, “It was difficult to explain before, but now I think it is quite useful.”
The old man sighed when he understood Lin Zisheng’s meaning. It was true that Xiao Lan’s state was very stable now. More importantly, Xiao Lan now brought others to see him. At least this person was recognized by him. But, Xiao Lan had not believed anyone except him for so many years, so what the villain said was not wrong.
“What you said is reasonable.” After saying this, the old man’s eyes fell on Wen Renlan. “Tell me, why have you two boys come to see this old man. And don’t say everything is fine. I haven’t seen you for more than two months and now you suddenly come for a visit? Even if you tell me that everything is alright, I won’t believe it!”
Obviously, because Wen Renlan had not come to see him for a long time, the old gentleman said he was very angry. If this student didn’t please him well, he wouldn’t calm down.
“I’m bringing my friend to see my teacher. Unexpectedly, Feng really is my senior.” Wen Renlan said while looking at Lu Feng with a soft and gentle look, but when the old man saw this kind of gaze, he frowned.
He knew about this kid’s character, it was definitely abnormal for him to look at someone with such tenderness. And the enthusiasm in his eyes was not the same as when looking at a friend.
Thinking of this, the old gentleman wanted to say something, but finally he shut his mouth. This child really suffered for so many years. He was hurt by his blood relatives, and even forced to split his personality. Now it was difficult to find one who accepted him, how could he bear to take away the person who nourished his soul.
Looking at Lu Feng, a hint of guilt appeared in the old man’s eyes. Although they are all students of his, he still felt more distressed for Wen Renlan, and Xiao Feng seemed to be sincere to Lan. If one day he learned that this relationship was more than simple admiration, he would try not to overreact.
“Well, I will forgive you this time. Come and let me introduce my new student, this is …”
“Her name is Bai Qing. She is my employee, old man, how can I not know her?” Although Lin Zisheng had a smile on his face, his heart was full of crookedness. Every day he saw Bai Qing in the clinic, and now he still saw her outside of it.
“Ah? You know each other?”
Bai Qing nodded, “Teacher, Dr. Lu is my boss and has always taken care of me. When someone was looking for trouble last time, Dr. Lu helped me solve the problem.” After the incident in the cafe, Bai Qing has had a good impression of Lu Feng.
“Fine, it’s good that you all know each other. Qing, you don’t need to be polite with these two boys, if you have any problems, you must try hard to trouble them!” Remembering that these two rebeling apprentices never came to see him, he was very angry!
“Old man, how old are you this year, how can you still act like a child?” Lin Zisheng shook his head helplessly, squatted in front of the old man and put his hand on his knee. “Teacher, no matter what we are your students, and whenever you want to see us, we will be here when you call. ”
“Yeah, as long as I, this old man, calls, you will all appear. Even if you are abroad, you will fly back. But, this is not what I want!”
Lin Zisheng understood the words of the old man. He had guided others for decades and had pupils everywhere, but for so many years he had never let a student come to see him nor had he troubled any student with his affairs. In his eyes, his students are his children. Parents solve their childrens’ troubles, how can parents trouble their children?
“Well, teacher, you’re almost off duty. Let A’Lan treat you to dinner today! ” With that, Lin Zisheng helped the old man up.
“You penny pincher, why won’t you treat me? How can you ask Xiao Lan to treat?!” Rubbing Lin Zisheng’s head vigorously, the old man’s tone seemed to be filled with helplessness, but the happiness in his eyes did not disappear.
As planned, the group went to the place Wen Renlan had originally planned for dinner. Although Wen Renlan was displeased by the addition of the other two people, he hid it well. He had a soft smile throughout the meal, so others couldn’t see his unhappiness at all.
“Xiao Feng, I have never asked you anything before. Now, I have something to trouble you with.” Glancing at Lu Feng, the old man felt a little apologetic, but he still continued, “Now that you and Xiao Lan are so familiar, naturally you should know about his family. I have nothing else to ask, I just hope you can treat this child well. He… is really not easy!”
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