"See you later."
"See you later."
She turned around and walked in the neighbourhood. She had taken two steps when she heard his voice from behind: "summer, see you tomorrow."
Mu HanXia was stunned for a moment. She walked a few steps forward before returning to her senses. Turning her head back she saw that he was already far away.
When Lin MoChen said "See you tomorrow" in the morning, Mu HanXia was stunned because she was going to Jiang city today, and she would definitely not be around tomorrow morning. She had also asked Lu Zhang for two days for this matter.
It was noon when she arrived in Jiang City. If when she returned to China this time, she felt that Beijing has changed a lot, becoming more prosperous and fashionable, then the feeling that Jiang City brought her was as if it had frozen in time since seven years ago. The city is still vast and old. The roads are still dirty and lively, and the big buses are rushing through back and forth. There were so many places, the Yangtze River Bridge, pedestrian streets, and countless small shops along the street that had not changed.
But, there are still many places and many people who have changed.
For example, in front of her, the YueYa supermarket had already closed down. She used to work there in the flagship store with the highest single store performance in Central China.
She got out of the taxi and stood on the side of the street, looking at it. The entire building had already been fenced off, and there were workers demolishing the exterior decoration. The words "Yueya mart" on the top of the building were already so dull and old beyond recognition. When she was abroad, she had already heard of the impact of e-commerce on physical supermarkets and noticed that YueYa's performance was declining year by year. But, only when she actually saw the closed store here, did she really understand the feeling of the passing of time as some things have remained the same while people change.
She left YueYa and walked in the direction of home along the familiar road. It originally should have been a winding, dusty path with old, falling-apart buildings on both sides. But, that was no more. The path under her feet became a smooth, concrete road, and all the old buildings had been demolished. The poor housing that had surrounded and raised her had vanished completely, becoming a small park. The sun shined openly, the trees provided shade, the grass grew green, and the road became wider and wider.
When she was abroad, she already heard about the demolition of her house. At that time, she had even requested He Jing to handle the formalities on her behalf. She had also asked He Jing to safeguard the things in the house and the relics of her parents on her behalf. But, at this time, seeing the changes here with her own eyes, seeing that even the last house no longer existed, and her heart was calm yet also painful.
After sitting in the park for a while, she got up and left.
She took a bus ride and got off in an old residential area. According to the address given by He Jing on the phone, her home should be nearby.
Seeing that it was already noon, she thought that if she went to He Jing's house, she would have to trouble He Jing to cook. He Jing is a person who doesn't like cooking and would rather eat takeaway lunch every day. Mu HanXia smiled and found a small shop on the side of the road and sat down to eat.
The road here is narrow but also lively. Pedestrians, bicycles, and the occasional cars that drove in filling up the road. Mu HanXia was sitting at a small, greasy table eating a bowl of noodles, feeling loneliness and warmth in her heart that she hadn't felt for a long time.
On the opposite side of the road, there was still a YueYa store. It was a family-owned type of supermarket. This type of supermarket does business in residential areas. Seeing the people come and go, the business was not bad.
Mu HanXia looked at this Yueya store and ate slowly. Suddenly, at a certain moment, she saw a familiar-looking middle-aged man walking out of the supermarket.
She was startled.
It was Meng Gang.
Don't Turn from Summer
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