Assistant Architect by Xi He Qing Ling
Chapter 55: Praise
After Gu Yu left, no one dare joke around with Zhang Siyi. That intimate ‘touch-head’ was like a declaration, proclaiming Gu Yu’s special teasing power over Zhang Siyi.
Although he only said the phrase “work hard” to Zhang Siyi, it caused everyone in the room to turn away. Later, if his colleagues talk to him, it would inevitably cause a failure to work hard and thus would be equivalent to violating the Boss’s order. So, the crowd could only close their mouths and look at Aunt Four’s red face with a strange look.
After a long period of time, everyone was tacitly maintaining this strange silence. Even when Zhang Siyi got up to go to the toilet, the expressions of the crowd surrounding him, seemed to say “Look! Gu Yu touched his head!”
Zhang Siyi went to find Lu Qiao for information and walked around half of the office….
Look left (←_←) … Someone is peaking at him.
Look right (→_→) … Someone is peaking at him.
A couple of girls followed him with their eyes, waiting for Zhang Siyi to come near.
Zhang Siyi: “……” Enough of you!
It’s not just touching his head. It was like he was touched by the Holy Grail. What’s so weird about it!
He walked to Lu Qiao and tapped the other’s shoulder: “Hey, show me the plan before you…”
Lu Qiao: “hmm?” (⊙v⊙)
Zhang Siyi: “…..” You are all going to die!
Sitting heavily onto his chair, Zhang Siyi sat back at his desk red faced. Ah! Work hard! Only work can make him completely forget the feeling that his head was petted.
In the afternoon, Zhang Siyi compiled the information collected during his business trip to C-City. Recalling the learned experience from the design project of Z-City, he roughly divided the base plot.
When concentrating on one thing, time always goes by very fast. Although it’s the end of the work day, Zhang Siyi didn’t realize it. He was at his desk, intently looking down at the floor area ratio and various values to determine the specific area needed for the office building.
Zhu Hongzhen smiled and said: “Four, I’m leaving for the night first!”
Zhang Siyi didn’t lift his head. He didn’t want to look at the expression on his face. He casually put his hand up at random and waved: “Goodnight!”
This year, male colleagues seeing male colleagues being teased by their male bosses can reveal such a miserable smile.
There are fewer and fewer people in the office. Zhang Siyi finally finished the indicator and started to draw his plan. Just as he was focused on work, he heard Gu Yu’s calm voice next to him: “You haven’t left yet?”
Zhang Siyi instinctively became defensive: “Well, I will be a little longer.”
As he had always done in the past, Gu Yu leaned in close, one hand on his desk and the other at the back of Zhang Siyi chair then softly asked: “How is it going?”
Zhang Siyi was tense and even the lines drawn under the pen became stiff. He simply put down the pen and pushed the drawing to the side, and looked at Gu Yu. He silently hoped that Gu Yu would move a little to the side.
Gu Yu did not move a muscle. He glanced at the picture he drew and with a gentle “Hmmm” he said: “Today I spoke to Secretary Wang on the phone. He had a good opinion of you.”
Hearing Gu Yu’s whispering sensually in his ear, he felt happy in his heart for the praise, but also a little shy. Well, Lu Qiao was also working overtime. It was probably said low in order to avoid Lu Qiao from hearing it.
Gu Yu also flipped through his notebook, looked at his records and compared the drawings he had drawn then asked again: “Is the base height considered?”
Zhang Siyi sighed and admitted his omission: “No.”
He vaguely remembers that the location of the base is lower than the plane of the main road which is not quite normal, but he felt that the matter is not something he needs to consider by himself. He hastened to check the original diagram of the base in CAD, which was good. All the layers had been opened and there was no base elevation on the top. Zhang Siyi was somewhat emboldened and said: “It’s not on the map.”
“Don’t you have to think about it? What about the drainage after that? The base is filled in as a whole?” Gu Yu pointed out a few issues and sighed: “Don’t you know Director Jiang contact information? Give him a call and let him survey the area as soon as possible otherwise the plan can’t be finished.”
Zhang Siyi: “……” Fuck! Can you still do that?
Gu Yu paused for a moment, then suddenly asked again: “When are you going to return to Ningcheng?” Have you booked your ticket yet?
This unprepared topic transfer startled Zhang Siyi. He paused and didn’t react. Staring into space he still didn’t answer and instead heard Gu Yu ask: “Do you want to go back with me?”
Zhang Siyi: “…..”
This is like going home with Gu Yu for the New Year! o////o
Moreover, Zhang Siyi found that not only the first few words, but also the words that Gu Yu said afterwards were very light… so soothing.
So close, such a soft voice, a steady breath, and warm…. Zhang Siyi felt his insides start to burn up again. The thing that Fu Xinhui mentioned sprung to mind, and his heart immediately pounded in his chest with a violent ‘dong-dong-dong’ as if it was going to break through his skin.
He wanted to escape but Gu Yu made him unable to resist: “I, I have already bought a good ticket…” In a panic, Zhang Siyi subconsciously lied.
Gu Yu calmly replied “Oh” then asked: “For what day and time?”
Zhang Siyi spoke mechanically: “New Year’s Eve, ten o’clock, ten and a half.”
Gu Yu did not speak. After two seconds, he nodded and said, “Okay.” Then he straightened up and took away the palm of his hand and went to Lu Qiao.
Zhang Siyi’s heart suddenly felt a sense of loss, and he was a little worried that Gu Yu would be angry for lying to him.
But fortunately, a few minutes later, after looking at Lu Qiao progress, Gu Yu turned and called his name: “Zhang Siyi, stop first, come over so we can go to dinner together.”
This is the meaning of Gu Yu to take the initiative to invite them to dinner! Like the first meal he had with Gu Yu, he took them downstairs to eat Japanese food. Lu Qiao was so excited that Zhang Siyi smacked his head and regretted the lie.
In fact, they are from the same area so there really is no reason not to go back together. Gu Yu will not eat him. Why should he lie?
Since there aren’t lunch specials in the evening, Gu Yu let them look at the menu to order. As was before, Zhang Siyi wanted his favorite sizzling chicken rice and Gu Yu also requested the same hot spring egg beef rice. Never eating here before, Lu Qiao hesitated for a long time and finally ordered ramen under the recommendation of Zhang Siyi. Face up, Lu Qiao is at the side eating: “Delicious! It is very delicious, but 48 yuan for a bowl of noodles is really expensive ah!”
Zhang Siyi chuckled: “Anyway it is Boss’s treat so you do not need to spend your money.”
Sucking the noodles greedily, Lu Qiao said: “I feel like I’m eating money. A mouthful of two dollars…… Sluuurp!…… Well, that’s another mouthful, five bucks.
Zhang Siyi.： “……”
Gu Yu grinned at him and said: “Work hard and eat well.”
Lu Qiao slapped his head and said: “That’s right! Eat enough to work! Yeah!”
Zhang Siyi was also said to have worked hard. After the meal, the two returned to the office and added two hours of overtime. Gu Yu had been accompanying them until 9:30 before they left work for the night.
When Zhang Siyi finally came home and saw Fu Xinhui he said: “Brother, I hardly ever see you. It’s like every three autumns!”
Fu Xinhui.： “……”
Since he is up early for work and comes home late, he really has this feeling. Although they live under one roof, lately it’s as though they are strangers passing through, unaware of each other. In the two days he hasn’t seen the dog, he can tell that Cheer-Up has grown bigger.
Fu Xinhui’s mood today is quite good. After contemplating for a few minutes, he told Zhang Siyi: “I found a job.”
Zhang Siyi was pleasantly surprised: “Ah? Really! What job?”
Fu Xinhui smiled and explained: “I went to walk the dog a few days ago, and I met a girl who came back from France to study in the cosmetics industry.”
Zhang Siyi squinted at him: “Is she asking you to sell cosmetics?”
Fu Xinhui: “Stupid, listen to me first.”
Zhang Siyi poured himself a glass of juice in the kitchen: “I’m listening.”
Fu Xinhui: “Selling cosmetics is one of her jobs. She also manages a side job at a private club in Haicheng for quality single men and women to provide social activities.”
The club now has more than 1000 fixed-event members. She hosts one to two events a week at random upscale locations from the Trade Center, Museums, famous villas and so on…”
Zhang Siyi went to the sofa and sat down, urging: “Quickly get to the point!”
Fu Xinhui continued: “She asked me to go in as part of the activities as one of the fixed male guests. The appearance fee is one thousand eight hundred yuan once every month as long as I go three or four times a month.”
Zhang Siyi was first surprised by the appearance fee, but then he reacted and asked: “Wait, this is like a blind date service!”
Fu Xinhui lightly coughed: “In fact, it is a disguised blind date club.”
Zhang Siyi asked Fu Xinhui: “What will you do?”
Fu Xinhui said frankly: “Yes. She said that the club needed some handsome men with strong backgrounds to attract people to participate in the events. After each event, they will post photos to WeChat and some social media.”
Zhang Siyi: “What are their profits? Entrance Fees? Is there a catch?”
Fu Xinhui shook his head and said: “No, it is the activity fee. All the people who attend the party need to provide formal identification. They must pay the money, from three to five hundred, and more than one thousand. When the number of attendees is high, the fee will be lower. However, they occasionally hold some elite social gatherings, and the staff will be limited to 50 or less. In this case, the fees will be higher.”
Fu Xinhui gave him an account, saying that every time this girl does an activity, her net income is tens of thousands. At present, her monthly income has reached 200,000.
Zhang Si Yi is shocked. Why are other people’s money so fucking good! (#°Д°)
“Now that you know the details of the events, are you still willing to go?” Worried Zhang Siyi frowned: “And, don’t be angry but I feel that the nature of this work is a bit like a Rent-Boy?”