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        Immediately, I felt relieved, and grinned and squeezed his hand, he wasn't the blond mermaid, and I wasn't Agnete, and we would never let go of each other's hands.
        I pulled him out of the reading area and said with a smile, "There is only one bedroom. I sleep in the bedroom, you sleep on the sofa in the reception area?"
        "it is good."
        After settling Wu Julan, I fell on the bed and immediately fell asleep.
        However, in the middle of the night, he suddenly woke up. After going to the bathroom, I tossed and turned and couldn't fall back to sleep. I checked my phone, it was only about 3:40 in the morning, it should be the legendary jet lag.
        I opened the WeChat Moments, and after swiping through the Moments, I posted: "I can't sleep at night, I have important things to deal with tomorrow, I hope I won't be dizzy and I don't even know if I sold myself."
        In addition to a few guys who liked it, there was actually a reply from Jiang Yisheng: "Don't worry, have no brains."
        I'm mentally balanced, and it looks like I'm not the only one with jet lag.
        After hesitating for a while, I sent Wu Julan a WeChat message: "Are you still sleeping?"
        After waiting for a moment, Wu Julan replied, "You can't sleep?"
        I got excited all of a sudden, "Well, how about you?"
        Wu Julan: "I can't sleep either."
        "Chat for a while?"
        Wu Julan: "Don't get up, even if you can't sleep, lie down, or you will have insomnia tomorrow."
        I obediently lied in the bed and sent a WeChat message: "When the two stones are sold, I will be financially free, and you don't have to help me make money hard. Is there anything you want to do most? I can accompany me. You do it together."
        I have long discovered that Wu Julan is a person who has no feeling for material things at all. Because of the different life forms, for him, everything in the world is outside the body. In terms of food, clothing, housing, and transportation, he doesn't care about anything other than his requirements for food, and his requirements for food cannot be satisfied by human money. Everything he needs is in the ocean. However, because I still need material things, everything he did on the island, whether it was fishing or cooking, was to help me. That's why I decided to sell the two stones, I didn't want him to be tied down by money because of me.
        Wu Julan: "What's your favorite thing to do?"
        "I'm asking you." I refused to answer.
        I am afraid that as soon as I answer, he will give priority to me. Probably because Wu Julan's life is too long, for him, everything is a passerby. Not only is he indifferent to things that do not concern himself, he also doesn't care much about things that concern himself. Anyway, there is time, so he doesn't do it now. , it's too late to do it later. However, my time is limited. In his long life, my decades were so short they were barely worth mentioning. However, I hope that in the future, when he thinks of the time I spent with him, it will be fun and joyful, not boring and boring, and in the end, it will not even have the value of memories, and will be submerged in his long in life.
        Wu Julan said: "I say one thing, you say one thing."
        I thought about it and compromised, "Okay."
        "I want you to accompany me to the sea."
        He definitely didn't mean to go out on a boat to go fishing and watch the sunset or something. After I read his words three times, I replied, "I'll go with you."
        "It's your turn."
        "I have already said."
        "I want to go to sea with you. I'm not lying to you, what I want to do most now is to do various things with you, whether it's climbing a mountain or going to sea together, it doesn't matter to me what I do. , the important thing is that we are together."
        Wu Julan didn't reply, I asked, "Is it too moved, or fell asleep? It is recommended to choose the first answer, otherwise it will not be conducive to life safety."
        Wu Julan didn't choose any of them, "It's almost dawn, let's rest for a while."
        "Last question, what's the most impressive place for you in New York?"
        I pondered silently for a while, put the phone back on the cabinet, and closed my eyes.
        Chapter14 Will you marry me
        Love can never have only sweetness. Pain is also a part of love. It allows us to know ourselves more clearly and cherish the sweetness we get.
        I was having a good dream, and when I was sleeping soundly, the sound of ding ding dong dong woke me up from my deep sleep.
        In a daze, I tightly covered my ears with the quilt, just wanting to fall asleep again with sleepiness. But the familiar music is like a gentle hand, pulling me persistently, preventing me from falling asleep again.
        Suddenly, I realized that the song that has been ringing in my ears and disturbing my dreams is my favorite "Summer Night Starry Sea".
        I can't help but slowly loosen the quilt and listen carefully.
        It should be a piece played on the piano. It is different from the ethereal elegance of the guqin. There is a little more lightness and joy in the sweet and pleasant piece, as if a group of beautiful little spirits are dancing lightly on the sea full of stars, praising the starry sky. How vast and beautiful is the sea below.
        Jiang Yisheng can also play a little piano, but this is definitely not what he played, it was Wu Julan!
        He definitely didn't want me to lose sleep at night and sleep during the day, so he played the piano and asked me to wake up.
        I hurriedly put on my nightgown, ran out of the bedroom barefoot, stood in front of the railing on the second floor, looked down from above—
        In front of the floor-to-ceiling windows, the sun was shining brightly, Wu Julan was wearing a white shirt, sitting in front of the black grand piano, playing a tune. In the light morning light, his upper body was as perfect as a marble statue in front of an ancient Greek temple, his slender fingers nimbly stroked the black and white keys, and the melodious music flowed out like a mountain stream.
        I leaned against the railing and stared at him quietly, at the most beautiful scenery this world could give me.
        After the song was over, Wu Julan raised her head and looked at me.
        Maybe my eyes showed too much feeling that I had already overflowed in my heart. He fixedly looked at me for a moment before saying, "I'm ready for breakfast."
        I smiled brightly at him and said, "I'll go wash my face, brush my teeth, and come down soon."
        After breakfast, I asked Wu Liangliang what she planned for today.
        I thought I would definitely meet Wu Liangliang's boss, but Wu Liangliang said that the boss had something to do and would not see me for the time being.
        He sent two lawyers to the apartment, and I signed the contract while drinking coffee brewed by Wu Julan. I commissioned a company to sell two stones, and the other party took a 30% commission from the sale price.
        When the lawyer left, I asked Wu Liangliang, "Is it because I didn't go to dinner last night that your boss didn't want to see me because he was angry?"
        "He's not angry, as for why he doesn't want to see you now..." Wu Liangliang leaned against the bar and spread her hands helplessly, "The old man's thoughts are so weird, I don't know what the boss is thinking."
        "Will it affect me selling stones?"
        "Absolutely not! However, those two stones didn't sell out so quickly. I'm afraid you have to keep them for a few more days, can you?"
        I thought about it and said, "Okay! We happened to be in New York for a few days." I originally planned to rush home to accompany Wu Julan as soon as possible, so I didn't make any plans to play, but now that Wu Julan is also in New York, I can change my plan. joke! After more than 20 hours of driving, how can I be worthy of myself if I don't have fun?
        For the next four days, while fighting the jet lag, I followed the online travel guide, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Times Square, Wall Street… all of them fell into place.
        The Statue of Liberty was completed in 1886 and the Metropolitan Museum was built in 1870, both after Wu Julan left the United States. Like me, he was here for the first time. When I took a group photo with Wu Julan in front of these buildings, I felt very happy on the one hand. Wu Julan’s first memory of these places was being with me, and on the other hand, I was a little bit sad. After a hundred years, if Wu Julan revisited the old places, Come here again, will you still remember today?
        We have basically visited all the tourist attractions in New York, only one Broadway away. Jiang Yisheng asked several times if we should book a ticket to watch a musical on Broadway. Wu Liangliang and I both pretended not to be interested and didn’t want to go. Jiang Yisheng could only give up angrily.
        In fact, of course, it is not because I have no interest, but because of Wu Julan's words about the theater, which makes me pay special attention to the theater on Broadway.
        According to online information, the first theater on Broadway, Parktheater, was built in 1810, and the second theater, Thebroadway, was built in 1821. There is no doubt that when Wu Julan was in New York, many theaters on Broadway were already open.
        I checked the information, and from 1838 to 1865, the most popular musical on Broadway has not yet been born, and that was the golden age of opera. Around 1850, Verdi launched three classic operas handed down to the world: Rigoletto, Bard and La Traviata. I believe that, given the admiration and pursuit of European culture by Americans at that time, these three operas must have been frequently performed in theaters in New York. Wu Julan is in New York and likes to go to the theater, so he must have seen it.
        For the first two operas, I checked the information to know what they were about. For the latter one, I have read novels and movies, and I am very familiar with the stories, so choose this one!
        I quietly consulted with Wu Liangliang, hoping that she could find a way to arrange an opera performance at Parktheater or Thebroadway. The performance is La Traviata. If you want the Verdi period style, I will pay all the expenses.
        Wu Liangliang knew that I was not a person who spends a lot of money, and said in surprise: "It will cost a lot of money! The actor fee can be saved a little. Anyway, there are many talented young actors in New York, but the venue rental fee will not be cheap, only I'm afraid it will cost tens of thousands of dollars."
        Thinking of the exchange rate of 1:6, I gritted my teeth and said, "I'm mentally prepared, so you can deduct it from the money I sell the stones. But remember to keep it secret, don't let Wu Julan know, I want to surprise him."
        Wu Liangliang stared at me for a moment, and promised, "I will arrange it for you, and promise to give you an authentic 19th century opera."
        I said gratefully, "Thank you!"
        Wu Liangliang shook her head, "My grandma said, 'Love is the most magical witchcraft in the world, it can make the selfish people selfless, the cowardly people brave, the greedy people kind, and the cunning people stupid', all because of your witchcraft ."
        I'm embarrassed, where is it as magical as she said? It's just that I am not reconciled to Wu Julan's previous time without me, and try to use money to reshape a past time and engrave it in his memory.
        Under the arrangement of Wu Liangliang, the opera performance of "La Traviata" was scheduled for the afternoon before the full moon in October.
        The tradition of watching opera is to wear formal clothes, Wu Julan is naturally a simple white shirt and black suit. I put on the dress I bought specially, a long sea blue gauze dress, very elegant and fluffy, like the sea on a summer afternoon. The first time I saw this dress, I thought Wu Julan would like it. When I walked down the spiral staircase, the moment he saw me, from his eyes, I felt that my judgment was correct, and he really liked it.
        Because it was a reserved venue, when we arrived at the theater, the theater was deserted and there were only four of us. I took Wu Julan and chose the center seat, Jiang Yisheng and Wu Liangliang sat two rows in front of us.
        The lights gradually dimmed, Jiang Yisheng and Wu Liangliang in front of them were head to head and whispering, while Wu Julan and I sat silently. I keenly felt that his mood was not good, and he kept looking at the empty seats around him with deep and thoughtful eyes.