Song of Time - Dusk Awakening Verse - Chapter 30
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This day seemed to be exceptionally long.
Even if Gian was a happy sect, at this moment, he could only listen with a sullen face like puppets, go to the canteen to have lunch, and then return to the classroom to continue turning into statues, ignoring the surrounding transmission of gossips. He endured the torment silently. Finally, when the school day was over, he immediately picked up his schoolbag and almost stuck behind the teacher, the first to get out of the classroom, leaving the room full of stunned students who had no time to react.
He ran as fast as he could and almost fell down the stairs. After the bell rang for less than a minute, he arrived at the bottom of the building. He leaned against the wall and took a few deep breaths before he ran straight to the gate of the school.
But before he could run over the small square in front of the building, he saw a row of reporters in grey windbreakers with a recorder in their hands outside the gate. The old guard was standing in front of the door with a grim face. He didn’t want these flies to have any chance to enter the school.
“Why are there so many people…Are they here for me…” Gian stopped on the square and nervously swallowed. When he was still thinking about what to do, the old man’s hoarse voice came from afar.
“A Nan! A Nan! “When the old guard saw Gian, he quickly waved at him and called out an inexplicable name.
Me? Gian stared blankly at the old man’s gesture and suddenly understood. He took a deep breath and quickly ran to the door.
“Grandpa!” He simply shouted and glanced at the group of reporters who were staring at him.
“It’s time to go home. Buy a bottle of wine for Grandpa.” The old guard laughed and patted him on the shoulder, winking at him secretly.
“Hey! I’ll do it right now… “Gian nodded.
Before he finished speaking, a heavily made-up female reporter couldn’t wait to get close to the crack of the door. She stared at Gian and asked anxiously, “Do you know Gian? Do you know when he will come out? Is he the best friend of Shane? He…”
Gian was a little confused by the question. Then he heard that other students were walking towards the gate of the school one after another. If they were recognized, they would probably not be able to escape. The old guard also knew that the situation was urgent, so he pushed the iron door open and interrupted her question. He shouted, “Okay, okay, don’t scare my grandson! It’s school time. Get out of the way. Don’t block the way of the students! “
The old man took advantage of this opportunity to walk out of Gian and shouted, “A Nan, the shop there is very crowded now. Wait a little longer. There will be no one there later!”
“Hey! I see! “Gian knew that he wanted him to come back later so that he could avoid these fellows. He waved at the old man gratefully, avoiding several reporters who were unwilling to give up, wanted to question him, and rushed to the train’s platform.
Fortunately, the old man helped him. Otherwise, even Gian didn’t know how to get out of the school. Thinking of the group of enthusiastic reporters, he couldn’t help but shiver and speed up his pace. He passed through the iron bridge and got on the train heading west. He planned to go to Lu Ang’s home first to see what was going on.
Lu Ang lived in the suburb, which was a little north from the west of the city. It would take a lot of time to get there even by train. No wonder he was out of breath every morning. The train stopped. About half an hour later, it finally passed through the city. Through the window, Gian looked out. Outside the window, many rice fields had been harvested, and there were still many yellow straws in the soil, making it look a little desolate. There were rows of greenhouse planting areas with regular shapes on the hillside not far away from them. This ancient technology from the north country had been praised by the rural people of Wong till now.
The train passed a few more stops and soon arrived at the destination. He walked down the platform quickly. In front of him was a large farm. The winding cement path extended through the rice field, drawing irregular gray arcs between each family’s brick buildings.
Gian followed the path forward. In the innermost part of the farm was the house of Lu Ang’s. The courtyard’s door was wide open, and it wasn’t the first time that Gian had visited. He knocked on the bronze bell before stepping into the wall. In front of him was a four-story duplex building. The white walls and red tiles were emitting a pleasant vitality. Gian glanced at the front of the building and immediately froze in place.
There were several square tables on the flat green brick ground outside the building. Many people in different clothes gathered around the table, drinking drinks and making a loud noise. Lu Ang’s hospitable father was busy passing through the crowd, holding a big wooden plate in his hand and adding drinks to the guests, smiling with a red face. Like the little fat guy, he had short brown hair, and his fat body was no two different. From his bright laughter, one could tell that he was an old man with warm-hearted.
“This is…Are they holding a banquet?” When Gian was standing by the door in a daze, they heard someone say, “Gian! This way! “He turned around and saw the little fat guy standing at the table waving to greet him.
“Gian?” When the people gathered at the table heard the name, they all turned around and looked at him, whispering.
Seeing this, Gian was a little scary. He shouted at Lu Ang from afar and waved at him to talk. The little fat guy ran to the door in a few steps. With his arm around his shoulder, he asked in a low voice, “What’s going on? Your family is going to hold a party today? “
“There is no banquet.” Lu And smiled and waved at him, “These are the reporters who have been surrounding my newspaper in the early morning.”
“Reporter? Are you bothered by them too?” Gian was even more puzzled. He was almost caught by the reporters guarding outside the school, and he couldn’t even avoid them. Why was it so happy here.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
“Exactly! The scene in the morning almost scared me to death. I didn’t dare to go out. But as soon as it’s noon, the radio announced that Shane was ordered to investigate the assassins’ incident. They have no other choice. Haha! “The little fat guy grinned triumphantly. “Your Majesty has a foresight. Look at the radio. Isn’t it him who supported it? How convenient it is! “
Well… He couldn’t believe that kind of small report, of course. It was really a big trouble! Hearing the latest progress of the matter, Gian heaved a sigh of relief. He looked at the large group of reporters in front of the table and asked with doubt, “then…Why are they still here? “
“Well, my father invited them to drink juice and also arranged an advertisement for us…Haha. “Lu Ang squinted at him and made a gesture of money.
“You haven’t come to school today. I thought something happened…” His worry was in vain. Gian glanced at him sourly, but the little fat guy smiled awkwardly. But he was finally relieved. He heaved a sigh of relief. Then he heard Lu Ang’s father’s deep voice, “Gian, come here. I’ll buy you some juice.”
“No, thanks, uncle, I have to go to work. I’ll come here to visit you another day.” He waved his hand at Lu And and patted him on the shoulder to say goodbye. Then he walked out.
The sound of footsteps came from behind him. Lu And ran a few steps to stop him and stuffed two bottles of juice into his hands. “How can I let you go back with empty hands…” He clapped his hands with a smile and whispered in his ear, “I’ve heard a lot of top-secret news today. I’ll tell you tomorrow at school. Haha…”
Gian was amused by his winking.” If you can concentrate on your study, I promise you will get a scholarship!” He sighed helplessly and put the juice into his backpack. Then he waved goodbye to his friend again and strode towards the railway station.
It was almost 7 o’clock when Gian hurried to the study. There were no guests in the study for a long time, but a few books were thrown randomly, and the newspaper shelves were not in good order. He didn’t even want to change his clothes and began to clean up. He had been working in the study for a long time and had become a skilled worker. He went upstairs and downstairs and sorted out everything in less than half an hour.
“Egg, help me prepare dinner!” After wiping his face in the bathroom, he turned back to the bar counter and shouted at the little puppet.
“Dinner!Dinner! “After a series of bangs on the plate, the Egg slipped to the surface of Gian with the plate.
“Thank you!” With a smile, Gian touched its head and took the china plate. He began to enjoy the delicious porridge absentmindedly.
While eating, he recalled the people he had met today and what had happened. He said, “Egg…You don’t know that I’m so unlucky today… “He started with what had happened in the teaching building in the morning. He shared his initial doubts with it, followed by worries, like sitting on pins and needles. Finally, the dramatic end brought joy.
He didn’t know since he liked to hold the little puppet and whisper to it, spreading out what had happened today without reservation and telling it in detail. In this foreign country, there was always an indescribable sense of loneliness in Gian. This feeling was especially profound at the moment when he lost the news of his friend. It was constantly suppressing his nerves.
The little puppet just listened to his confession quietly. Occasionally, he shook his little head, as if agreeing or denying. However, this didn’t matter. Gian just said this softly. When he was in pain, he would hug it for comfort; when he was happy, he would pull its hand and make a circle. This was enough.
When the needle turned 10, it was time to say goodbye. Gian once again patrolled up and down. Everything went on as usual tonight. He touched the little puppet’s head and said goodbye to it. Then he turned around and ran out of the hall to return to school. There was no one by the door, which made him feel much better. The guard of the night shift was not the old man. He greeted the old man as usual and strode towards his dormitory.
The wind of the late-night was cold, making people’s faces slightly stung. Gian bent down and rushed straight with his head down. He only took a few deep breaths after hiding in his small room. He looked at the clock on the door. It was just past 11 o’clock. He felt a little tired and threw his schoolbag away. He quickly washed his face and rinsed his mouth. Then he changed into pajamas and went to bed.
Finally, he could have a rest…Gian sank his head into a soft pillow and sighed comfortably. When he was sleepy, he suddenly remembered the strange book. “Oh, no! How could I forget to return it back?” He thought.
He grabbed his backpack and took out an old book, muttering to himself. He was so busy this morning. He had planned to put it back to the study, but he forgot all the things after a day. But then again, even if he put it in the study, it might come out…Never mind. He shook his head subconsciously and decided to leave it to the manager when he came back.
If only this book could be passed on to Shane…He was lost in various fancies and conjectures. He could write messages in the book and keep in touch with his friends at any time. That would be great! He stared at the book cover and imagined for a long time. Finally, he couldn’t help laughing and put the book beside the pillow. He withdrew back to the bed and fell asleep, thinking that his friend was still unknown.
A gust of cold wind swept through the branches outside the window, making the sound like Sha…Sha…, echoing in the gloomy campus. All of a sudden, a glimmer of golden light appeared in the room. The old book beside his pillow gently trembled and floated in the air, and it was suddenly opened. Thin golden lines constantly appeared on the page, forming a huge five-star array in the air. With a very weak buzz, the star array disappeared instantly, leaving behind a black hole like a hole. The whole book seemed to have turned into a constantly expanding vortex, absorbing the invisible magical power around.
As time went by, countless demonic energy surged into the small room in Gian. It disappeared in the gravitational vortex of the old book in the blink of an eye. After a while, it seemed to have absorbed enough energy. It put away the black hole and trembled in the air for a while. Then it slammed the copper buckle and slowly floated back to its original position as if it had never moved.
The dormitory was completely dark, and Gian was still sleeping. He let out a regular light snore, as calm as a carefree baby. He seemed to see two of his friends running fast by the mountain ravine in the distance in his dream. The sky was filled with dark clouds, and occasionally golden light like snakes flashed as if they were going to tear apart the dark sky.
The mountain wind gradually rose, and dark clouds were about to drop.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]