Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 302 – Flying kites (Part two)
It was considered Summer now, but Bing City’s temperature was still less than 20 degrees Celsius.
The sky was clear with few clouds. The sun had just rose, and there was a gentle breeze. Underneath a willow tree, there was a girl in a light green dress.
The girl gently tucks her hair behind her ears and smiled towards Feng Yu.
Looking at the young man tripping and running while holding a kite that was bigger than him, she ran towards him: “Slow down, there is no rush.”
The girl took out a handkerchief and helped that young man wiped his sweats.
“I had found out where that boat owner, Old Liu went to. He went to buy cigarettes. I had paid the deposit, and there was no reason for him to not turn up. Let’s wait a while. He will be here soon.”
Yesterday, after Li Na agreed to fly kites with him, he immediately looked for a boat and paid the deposit. He instructed the boat owner to wait for him at 9 am by the river bank. The boat will ferry them to the beach on the other bank. He had also prepared some food for a BBQ during lunch.
It was already 9.10 am and Old Liu had not appeared. Feng Yu asked Li Na to wait for him while he went to find out what happened.
Today, Feng Yu was enthusiastic. That moron Wen Dongjun had not joined them. He had sprained his ankle during a football match a few days ago. He had already secured a place in the university, and he was playing football and basketball every day.
Feng Yu was happy that he had sprained his ankle.
At least for a week, Wen Dongjun could not run about.
Actually, Wen Dongjun had wanted to join them today, but Feng Yu told him that he would not have the time to look after him. He would be so busy flying a kite and would not have the time to look after a handicapped person.
There were video games at home and videotapes. If he was still bored, Feng Yu also took the knitting kit from his sister. He told Wen Dongjun in a serious tone that knitting was interesting. Once you had knitted for a few hours, you will experience the thrill of knitting, and it was fun.
Wen Dongjun asked if Feng Yu had tried knitting before. Feng Yu looked at him and said: “I am so busy every day, where would I find the time to play? You go and try knitting. I need to fly my kite!”
After a while, the boat owner, Old Liu arrived and apologized to Feng Yu. The both of them boarded his boat. Feng Yu had booked his boat for the day, and once Old Liu sent them to their destination, he can sleep in the cabin. The amount he earned today was more than a week’s income.
The boat arrived at the northern bank of the river, and Old Liu anchored the boat. He reminded Feng Yu to not to swim as the water was still freezing. He could get cramps easily in the waters.
Feng Yu rolled up his pants and jumped into the water. He asked Li Na to climb onto his back, and he carried Li Na to shore. On Feng Yu’s back, Li Na was overjoyed. She wished she could stay on his back forever.
Old Liu help Feng Yu brought his kite to the shore and returned to the boat.
“You release the string, and I will hold the kite up. You run towards that direction. It is against the wind direction, and the kite will fly up easily.” Feng Yu said, and he ran off to a distance with the kite.
“Pull the string. Okay. Now release bit by bit. It’s up, the kite is flying!”
Feng Yu and Li Na shouted excitedly. That had succeeded the first time, and they had a sense of accomplishment.
Feng Yu had specially ordered this kite from an old craftsman. It was lovely. This morning, when Li Na saw the kite, she likes it immediately. Actually, Feng Yu ordered two kites. The other was in the form of a centipede. He thought about it, and he did not bring the centipede kite. He gave that kite to Wen Dongjun.
The kite flew higher and higher. Li Na kept releasing the string. The both of them held on to the string, laughing together.
“Look, the kite is so high now. It’s beautiful!” Li Na pointed to the kite.
“I am the one who painted the butterfly’s wings.” Feng Yu proudly said.
“Is it the center of the left wings?”
Feng Yu exclaimed: “how do you know?”
Impossible. Li Na was not around when the kite was being made.
“It is because that part is the ugliest!” Li Na said, trying to hold back her laughter.
“Wa…. You dare to laugh at me? That wing is the nicest part of the kite. There must be something wrong with your eyes. Look carefully!” Feng Yu pretended to be angry.
“Hahaha, fine. Your painting is the nicest.”
The both of them was flying a kite and teasing each other. One hour later, it was almost noon, and the both of them were tired.
Feng Yu starts to reel in the string and took out the BBQ equipment. He poured some alcohol on the charcoal and lit it.
He got all the steps right, but the wind direction changed suddenly. From being upwind, Feng Yu was now downwind. He inhaled the thick smoke and choked.
Li Na was laughing hard at him, and she tapped Feng Yu’s hand: “Let me do it. You have not lit a fire at home before?”
Feng Yu “……” I had been living in a farmhouse until two years ago. It was the wind that changed direction. It had nothing to do with my fire starting skills.
Soon, the charcoals were burning red hot, and Feng Yu took out the lamb skewers and chicken wings to cook. He used a small brush to brush condiments on the food.
“What are you spreading on the chicken wings? It smells nice and why it smells a bit sweet?”
“Honey. You should not have tried before. Later you can have a taste of my cooking skills. I love to BBQ chicken wings, and I love to BBQ chicken wings for Li Na~~~” Feng Yu was singing some random songs he heard from the Stephen Chow’s movies. He only changed the lyrics.
“What are you singing? It’s awful.” Li Na stared at Feng Yu.
“This is the . Come, I will teach you how to sing it. BBQ chicken wings, I love to eat Chicken wings~~~, Sing along with me!”
“……” Li Na: “I don’t want to sing this song! You BBQ first, I will ask Old Liu to eat with us. Help me roast a piece of bread.”
Feng Yu was feeling hurt. This song is so lovely, and my voice is so good. It must be just now, I did not sing it correctly. Hmmm…. I must practice it more: “BBQ chicken wings, I love to eat Chicken wings~~~.”
Old Liu slowly walks towards Feng Yu with a small plate. It contains the small fishes he deep fried in the morning. Feng Yu had paid him so much, and he made some snacks for him. Feng Yu tasted one fish, and it was excellent.
“Young man, what are you singing just now? Chinese opera?” Old Liu laughed and asked.
Feng Yu: “……”
Li Na was trembling from holding back her laughter.
“Ermmm…. Old Liu, you must have heard wrong. I am just humming some tunes. I don’t know any Chinese opera. Old Liu, your deep-fried fishes are delicious. Share with me your recipes.”