With such a big fuss, there’s no way to pretend to sleep anymore.
Patting his beer belly and making a look as if he had just woken up, he turned his head and glanced back. Seeing Lu Xingyan sleeping leaning against the back of the chair, he wondered in his heart.
Turning his head, he saw Shen Xingruo standing in the aisle, looking like a good student. He became impatient and said, “Isn’t there another seat over there? You can sit there since no one is there. How come you’re not flexible, little girl?”
“Seat 7A in carriage 2 is my seat, uncle. We can check each other’s ticket,” Shen Xingruo replied.
The beer-bellied man was slightly surprised and was about to say something to her, but the conductor happened to hear their conversation.
Shen Xingruo explained briefly to the conductor and even took the initiative to have their tickets checked.
After the inspection, the conductor looked at the beer-bellied man and said, “Sir, can you please show me your ticket and ID card?”
The conductor looked like she was in her early twenties and lacked some social experience. The beer-bellied man didn’t take her seriously and casually replied, “Bought it on my phone.”
“Can you show me the order on your phone then?”
“My phone is out of battery.”
“What about your ID card?”
The two of them exchanged words back and forth, and Xu Chengzhou became increasingly irritated. He had been on a winning streak but eventually lost the game, so he threw his phone aside and leaned back, feeling restless.
After a few seconds, he suddenly nudged Lu Xingyan with his elbow.
“What’s up?” Lu Xingyan frowned, half-opening her eyes. Her voice sounded hoarse as if she had just woken up and was still groggy.
Xu Chengzhou leaned in and lowered his voice, but his gaze didn’t shift at all. “Do you see that girl over there? Isn’t she particularly pretty and unique?”
Lu Xingyan raised her eyes.
It was early February, and the weather was still chilly. The girl was wearing a beige turtleneck sweater that fell off her shoulders. Her long hair was tied back low, and her back looked very slender. Her black school bag was heavy, and it made her shoulders droop, making her appear very thin.
From his angle, he could only see half of the girl’s face, but her features were quite delicate.
Before he could make any comments, Xu Chengzhou was already eager to suggest something. “Hey, do you think we should help her out and make a video or something?”
Lu Xingyan glanced back at him indifferently and said, “What a good Samaritan.”
Xu Chengzhou threw him a “you know what I mean” look and was about to say something else when suddenly there was a dull thud from the front!
Shen Xingruo had collected the suitcase handle, lifted the suitcase up by an inch, and then flung it forward.
The movement was clean and neat.
The argument between the flight attendant and the beer belly came to an abrupt end, and the whispers in the carriages also stopped abruptly.
Shen Xingruo’s face showed no expression as she took off her school bag and threw it on the lying suitcase. She then took out her phone and pointed the camera at the beer belly. “How about this title: ‘Why do middle-aged men on high-speed trains bully others and disrespect their elders like Chinese toddlers?'”
The beer belly was stunned for a few seconds before he realized what was going on. His face changed color, and he pointed at her and yelled, “What are you filming for? What are you filming for? You little bastard, what kind of quality do you have? Give me your phone!”
“I will treat you with the same level of respect that you treat me with.”
The beer belly guy didn’t expect this seemingly gentle-looking girl to be so tough. He was suddenly enraged, pushed the table forward with force, and wanted to grab her phone.
Seeing him getting violent, the flight attendant quickly stood in front of Shen Xingruo. Xu Chengzhou and two other young men who were strangers also stood up to stop the fight.
Xu Chengzhou said, “What are you doing, uncle? How can you bully a young girl like this!”
The young men echoed, “Yeah, you still have the nerve to occupy the seat.”
In the chaos, the nearby white-collar workers panicked and shouted. The beer belly guy stood up but fell back to his seat when someone kicked him from behind. He then fell forward again.
Seeing him in such a pathetic state, Shen Xingruo’s eyes were full of cold mockery. The camera was still pointed at him, without any hesitation.
The beer belly guy was so angry that his lips were shaking. He propped himself up on the armrest and sat back in his seat, nodding his head and saying, “Okay, okay! Keep filming! I’ll sit here and not move. Let’s see how long you can film, you little bastard!”
Everyone around them couldn’t help but exclaim, “This is really shameless!”
Shen Xingruo showed no emotional change, just quietly staring at the beer belly guy–
Suddenly, she put away her phone and looked at Lu Xingyan’s table in front of her, “Excuse me, can I borrow some water?”
The bottle of mineral water, which was only one-third full, was quickly thrown towards her.
She unscrewed the cap.
“Are you leaving or not? If you don’t leave, no one else should sit here.”
The bottle tilted slightly and hung directly above the beer belly guy’s head.
Everyone around was stunned.