The place Bella to eat was near the University.
The restaurant was in the alley, so the cars can’t drive-in. They walked past, to go through the University.
At the gate of Bella’s alma mater, students went in and out from time to time. She has been graduated for nearly seven years. She came here again and had a sense of inexplicable kindness.
“Do you know what I thought the most when I was in university?” Bella asked James Grayson.
James Grayson stared at Bella and guessed, “Graduation?”
Bella smiled. “Right answer, I want to leave this school.”
“Why?” James Grayson didn’t understand, “You must have good grades.”
“In fact, I think that universities can easily change a person’s outlook on life and values.
Because of the gap between the rich and the poor, because of the difference in heart, because of love injuries, because of the inability to live, because of exposure to colorful life, because of friends, because of all kinds of temptations.
After university, most of the changes in life come because we face a lot of great unforeseen events.” Bella exclaimed.
“I remember every school has a counseling room. There are many part-time psychologists.” James Grayson talked with Bella.
“People in Paul Watson graduate school have psychological counseling in almost every university. However, in fact, many people don’t have awareness.
Many people due to their reputation hide that they have some mental diseases. Do you know how many times more people committed suicide because of depression this year than ten years ago?” Bella and James Grayson chatted casually.
“I don’t know about this, but I think there are more people with psychological problems now. I heard a lesson last time, which probably means that everyone has more or less psychological problems. There are two out of ten people who suffer from depression. I’m very curious about why you want to become a psychiatrist from a gynecologist?” James Grayson asked.
A student rushed out of the university on the bike.
James Grayson embraced Bella’s waist and pulled her to his side.
Bella did not refuse, nor did she let go of his hand.
The light of the street lamp fell on the two of them, and a warm light fell on them.
Bella looked at James Grayson.
There were several reasons why she chose to study psychology.
First, she happened to meet Paul Watson. Second, her mother was a psychosis. Third, she felt that she had a big psychological problem, not only depression. So, she wanted to help herself.
But she didn’t want to say that she has a mental illness. “For many kinds of reasons. Wait for it, when my mother recovers, I’ll take you to meet her.”
“Well, okay.” James Grayson answered and didn’t speak again.
Bella also didn’t say anything. There was a beautiful silence among the two people. The wind blowing was even colder then she has imagined.
James Grayson took off his suit and put it on her.
Bella gathered her clothes and said softly, “thank you.”
He took her hand. “How far is that place from here?”
“Not far, it should be here.” Bella looked around, her eyebrows were slightly twisted.
The change around the school was quite big. Many tall buildings have been built. There were no small shops as in the past.
“I remember there was a small shop here. It was opened by a husband and wife. They have a little daughter. She was very funny and chubby.
The Crucian carp and Bean Curd Soup of their shop was very delicious. It’s only ten yuan, one yuan for rice and in eleven yuan you can eat well.
Especially Winter melon sparerib has a very good taste and only cost 15 yuan a bowl.” Bella recalled.
“I want to eat what you said.” James Grayson’s serious reply.
Bella smiled. “Unfortunately, there is nothing here today. I made you walk for so long for nothing.”
“Isn’t there many restaurants here? We can find one.” James Grayson took her to a nearby hotel.
There were a lot of people having dinner. The TV set in the hotel was broadcasting the NBA game, and it was surrounded by a group of male students.
Bella felt like she was back in her university’s time.
She sat down, took a napkin and wiped the table.
The waitress l came over. “What would you like to eat?”
When Bella saw the waitress and there was a surprise in her eyes. “Madam, it’s you. Your shop is so big now.”
“Ha ha, the old shop was demolished. We bought this shop ourselves.” The owner’s wife said.
“I still remember, the dishes cooked by you are very delicious. Do you have Winter melon sparerib, Crucian carp, and Bean Curd Soup?” Bella asked.
“Yes, yes, we have all of this. What else do you want?” The woman handed over the menu.
“Do you have stir-fried pork with vegetables and fried chicken?” Bella asked.
“Yes, we do.”
“Then we’ll Winter melon sparerib, Crucian carp and Bean Curd Soup, stir-fried pork with vegetables, fried chicken and a big bottle of Sprite,” Bella ordered.
“Okay.” The landlady went back to the kitchen.
Bella looked at James Grayson.
James Grayson smiled and softened his features.
“What are you laughing at?” Bella doesn’t understand.
“When I saw you for the first time, I thought you were very cold, and there was no smile on your face when while dealing with people and things. Even if you smile, you took precautions and seemed to alienate. I wanted to know you very much. The more I come to know you, the more I find that you have a warm heart. When you are enthusiastic, you can melt ice and snow.” James Grayson said solemnly.
“Let me make it clear. In fact, there are many kinds of personalities hidden in everyone. People are kind, dark, cold and enthusiastic. Because of different moods, characters, purpose, and environment, they show different dominant aspects.
Let me give you an example – Once upon a time, there was a corpse case that caused a sensation in the town, the murderer was a professor. The professor was gentle, knowledgeable, interesting, kind, beautiful, good for his wife, good for his son, and sincere. Everyone thought that he was almost perfect.
It rained on the day of the crime. He was on duty. His wife and son went abroad for a tour. He went to the adult website in the dormitory. He happened to be seduced by the school’s beautiful girl. He slept with the girl. The girl recorded it and forced the professor to marry her.
The professor was angry and killed the girl. The way he used to commit the crime was cruel and perfect. No one found out that it was him. Twenty years later, he surrendered himself.”
James Grayson listened to her patiently and kissed her on the forehead.
Bella stared at James Grayson.
“At this time, there is me in front of you. I kissed you, and this is your reaction?” James Grayson was a little lost.
Bella held his head in one hand and pointed to the table in the corner.
James Grayson looked in the pointed direction.
A male student and a female student have hugged each other as if they were alone and kissed as if they could see only each other.