Yan Chu still did not know what he should do to make the young girl feel happy. After all, in his previous life, his closest contact with the opposite sex was his mother. There was no way he could take Lin Dingding the same as his mother, right?
He was frowned, putting on his coat on the side, and getting off from the Kang, opened the door for the young girl outside.
Now it was December, still far less than the coldest day of the year. It was just that Yan Chu was burning up with fever, so his apparent temperature was different from ordinary people. Staying warm was an important task to do.
"Big Brother Yan, I just heard from Big Brother Lin that you have a fever. This one is the medicine I got from my uncle. You must take it, okay?"
Lin Dingding's father was the leader of the production team. Her maternal uncle was a commune secretary. Her second paternal uncle was a farmer with paramedical training. There was also a little paternal uncle in the county's transportation team, who drove the long-distance freight wagon.
The Lin family and Lin Dingding's maternal grandmother aside, she was the only daughter in this generation. All the other paternal uncles and maternal uncles had sons, so everyone was spoiling her like she was their own daughter.
She looked dainty and attractive with her arched eyebrows, delicate upturned nose tip, and cherry pink lips. It was not the kind of stunning beauty at a glance, looking at her made anyone have a very comfortable feeling.
As a farmer's daughter, even if the favored one, the basic housework still had to be done. There were three brothers above Lin Dingding. The whole family's labor was already sufficient, so she did not need to earn the work points. During the day, she only needed to feed the chickens and ducks at home, helped to wash the family's laundry, and also to prepare the meals. Therefore, her skin was surely rougher than the pampered since childhood young ladies in the city. Her skin did not look white and with a little healthy wheat color, somewhat with a lot of energy and vitality.
"I don't know if there is any hot water in the kitchen, but this medicine must be taken with hot water. Big Brother Yan, go lie down on the Kang first. Make sure you don't catch a cold, so it'll not aggravate your condition."
The little girl's temper was quite refreshing and could be a little bit shy to her sweetheart. Two suspicious blushes on her cheeks and her wandering eyes, from entering the door up until now, not once she looked straight to Yan Chu's eyes.
Yan Chu was taken to the Kang by the little girl. He suddenly realized after watching her get busy, at this time, the original self was already in contact with Lin Dingding, and the other already had a little crush on him.
A scum, he was indeed a scum!
Yan Chu ruthlessly spat on and cursed the original self in his mind. On second thought, it was not right, ah! Now, he was this world's Yan Chu, the same as the one in the little girl's heart. Wouldn't it mean the man she had a good relationship with was him?
He quickly opened the mission panel. Sure enough, the main mission progress already rose to 8%, which meant that now Lin Dingding's happiness was 8 points. If he suddenly confessed to the other party that he actually did not like her, previously, she was the one who imagined that her love reciprocated, he was afraid this progress would become a negative point at once.
Yan Chu felt slightly embarrassed, they made it extremely easy for him to earn money, but he could not make the little girl fall in love with him, ah.
"The kitchen has hot water, Big Brother Yan. I'll help you mix the medicine powder with water, so drink it immediately while it's still warm."
Lin Dingding came through the door, with the bowl in one hand and the kettle of hot water in another: "I'll leave the kettle in the room. If you want to drink the hot water, you can pour it."
"Thank you, Dingding." Yan Chu was very embarrassed to see that the little girl was busy. So without delay, he picked up the bowl she was handed.
The medicine was extensively contained inside the traditional rice bowl as the vessel. He was inevitably brushed into Lin Dingding's fingers when he took it, and this was the little girl's first time in such close contact with him, so she immediately withdrew her hand.
"Well, you drink your medicine and rest early, I, I'll go first."
Her little face was burning up. Lin Dingding looked at the man on the Kang. Even if he was ill and could not open his eyes, he still looked so handsome. Her delicate fingers wrung her dress corner, and they were about to turn it into a cleaning rag.
"Wait a minute, Dingding."
After Yan Chu thought about it, the little girl specially brought him the medicine. He could not let her go home in vain, right? With his upbringing, he could not do that.
"This is fried dough twists I bought when I was in town, and also this bag of candy that was sent by my mom. Girls like you should like to eat these sweet things."
Yan Chu was the one who replaced his step-brother as an educated youth. About money, his family did not treat him too unfairly. His biological mother would send him something, even five miles away, to express that she was forced at that time.
The original self was unable to suffer in hardship, so every time he went into the town, he would buy something beneficial to improve his diet. These things, he had always enjoyed it alone, never thought about sharing it with others.
Yan Chu, at this point, was ten times better than the original self. Besides, he was sick now and could not taste the flavor of those things, so he might as well make the little girl have a great time. If she felt happy, it meant one step closer to finishing the mission, and that made him happy, too.
Lin Dingding could not mention how much sweetness in her heart. The previous Yan Chu, although she used to be different from the other, was never as gentle as he was today. He also sent her fried dough twists and candies, what a precious thing. This act made Lin Dingding, who had some doubts about their relationship, finally set her heart on him.
This was also bewildering Yan Chu. Although he inherited the original self's memory, his common sense of this world was still insufficient. So he naturally did not realize that the cheap fried dough twists and candies in his era, were such precious things in this era's zero, lack of non-staple foods.
Also, this act of his finally made Lin Dingding assured that the other party truly liked her even only a little bit.
Lin Dingding's heart was happy, but she also remembered her mother's teachings. She and Yan Chu were not in a relationship right now, so she could not accept something expensive like this and refused to leave at once.
Yan Chu did not think that much, plainly thought the little girl was acting polite. He picked up the little bundle situated next to the original self's pillow and then got up from the Kang. He pulled the little girl's hand and put it directly in her hand.
He, he, he held her hand!!!
Lin Dingding felt his slight heat and soft touch when their palm touched, and her heartbeat was so fast as if it was going to jump out of her throat.
There was no denying it, right now, she was like a kitten, that stepped on its tail, then turned around and ran away, with the little bag that he had just given to her.
Looking at the desolate space and the little girl who just fled, Yan Chu did not dare to open the mission panel again. The completion of the main mission had jumped from 8% to 30%, what a qualitative leap.
It seemed that the happiness of the little girl had improved, but why did she run away?
Nevertheless, the 10,000 years old man Yan Chu said that he did not understand what a girl's way of thinking was. But since giving the little girl a bag of snacks could make her very happy, he seemed to find something to let her feel content. As long as you could earn money later, giving her more delicious food was already enough, right?
He uncertainty thought to himself in his mind.
"Dingding, where have you been, and what's in your hand?"
Huang Ruhua watched her daughter run away from the path of the educated youth courtyard. There was a suspicious flush on her face, so she immediately guessing what her stupid daughter was up to, not a keen idea to display.
Lin Dingding looked at her mother standing outside her family's courtyard. Her heart panicked, and subconsciously hid the things behind her body. But when she thought about it, there was nothing to be ashamed of, and the opposite was her mother. Was it easy to keep her in the dark?
"I just heard from the educated youth Big Brother Lin that Big Brother Yan was ill. He's the only one left in the educated youth courtyard, so I went to Second Uncle and gave him a fever-reducing medicine."
Lin Dingding looked at the yellow earth under her feet, biting her lip, and spoke somewhat shyly.
She liked Yan Chu, and almost all her family knew about it, OK! But neither her parents nor her brothers supported it. Thinking about it, Yan Chu was a capital person and a high school graduate. Although she could read the book too and still attended junior high school, both of them, regardless of family background or educational level, were not matched.
"You're an unmarried girl, so it isn't good for you to go to the educated youth courtyard alone. In the future, in this kind of thing, let your older brothers go."
Huang Ruhua did not have the heart to blame her child. She was also the one who took care of her daughter since childhood. Yan Chu was the best looking one in the educated youths. At her age, she had never seen a boy who looked handsome this much. The young girls loved nice-looking things, so this was inevitable. But Huang Ruhua was not optimistic about her daughter's feelings for Yan Chu. Although her girl always spoke well about that child in front of them, Huang Ruhua still faintly felt that Yan Chu was apparently hanging her daughter and plainly did not invest any sincerity at all.
She did not want her daughter to get hurt, could only use up any means to keep the two people away.
Lin Dingding just recently thought about the intimate movement of her Big Brother Yan who took her hand, she felt that her cheeks were very hot, granted that her mother did not say anything, she did not dare to go to see Big Brother Yan again in a short time, she was shy.
Her daughter's response made Huang Ruhua breathe a sigh of relief. Remembering what she just hid behind her body, she questioned closely without delay: "What did you just have in your hand?"
"It's nothing. It's the fried dough twists that Big Brother Yan bought from the city and the candies that his mother sent for him. He told me to take it home to share and eat it."
The latter half of the sentence was Lin Dingding's addition, for Yan Chu to brush her family's goodwill.
"Mom, I'll put these things in your closet. We're about to celebrate the New Year, can we arrange two dishes?"
"Dead girl, you're good to request other people so many expensive things."
Huang Ruhua stomped her feet anxiously outside the courtyard. Undeniably because of this matter, she re-examination this person, Yan Chu. If he could give away the candies and fried dough twists generously, perhaps he was not the kind of person she was thinking.