A day later, the plane landed smoothly at Seoul Airport in the afternoon. Although spring had just begun, the weather in Seoul was still chilly.
Yang Chen bought the first-class cabin seat, not because he had nowhere to spend his money, but because he didn't like that people around him would always give Jane a sneak peek at her from time to time.
Perhaps it was because he had finally opened up and treated Jane as his own woman, Yang Chen's jealousy was much bigger than before.
Jane had long been accustomed to the focused eyes of the people around her and felt a little delighted at Yang Chen's pettiness. As if not knowing anything, she talked and laughed along the way, and when she had nothing to say, she would just do her work on her customized laptop.
In short, time was extremely valuable to her because some inadvertent thinking was likely to become a great invention. Of course, these inventions did not mean that they would be made public.
After getting off the plane, Yang Chen, wearing a black jacket, and Jane, wearing an elk-colored British windbreaker jacket, attracted a lot of attention in the airport shortly.
Just like an international superstar walking on the street, it would inevitably grab people’s attention, but this "actress" turned out to be holding hands with an Oriental man who was not worthy of her.
Such an eye-catching combination was naturally easy to be seen by the person picking them up.
"Teacher! Teacher, I'm here!"
An excited shout of a woman came from behind the crowd not far away. Soon, a woman wearing a white lady's suit and black knee-length skirt ran toward both of them.
It was a woman who looked only about 30, with her hair tied behind her head, without any makeup on her small face with beautiful features. She was the type that wouldn’t amaze people at the first glance, but would eventually look comfortable as time passed.
As if everyone else had disappeared in the arrival terminal of the entire airport, and the woman was so excited that she even rushed over with teary eyes.
"Teacher Alexander! You are finally here, I have been waiting for you for a long time!"
Given that she knew Jane’s surname was Alexander, this woman was naturally her student, Zhang Ru. Although she was very excited, she ran in front of Jane and stood still, she seemed afraid to take the initiative to embrace Jane.
Jane smiled gracefully, and stepped forward to hug the student, "Zhang Ru, long time no see, you haven't changed much."
Before Zhang Ru managed to say anything, Jane suddenly covered her mouth tightly.
Zhang Ru's eyes widened, and she didn't understand what it meant.
Jane clenched her teeth cutely, looked around, and said, "If I remember correctly, you are over thirty years old? How old am I supposed to be if you keep on calling me a teacher? Others may think that I went for plastic surgery to look like this. This is South Korea, I don't want to gain weird attention.”
Although Jane was joking, Zhang Ru nodded obediently and spoke in a really soft voice.
"Teacher, the car is ready, please follow me to the parking lot," Zhang Ru looked at Yang Chen a little weirdly, "You are..."
Zhang Ru was puzzled from the beginning, why would Teacher Alexander, the goddess in her heart, hold such an Oriental man who didn’t seem to match her.
"I am your teacher's man," Yang Chen grinned.
Jane happily took Yang Chen's hand and said, "Zhang Ru, his name is Yang Chen. From now on, you must respect him like how you respect me. You can’t treat him as a younger brother just because he’s younger than you.”
Yang Chen touched his forehead, what kind of analogy is this?
Zhang Ru’s eyes showed worry, but she still smiled reluctantly and asked the two to depart.
Yang Chen had already sent someone to book the presidential suite of the Hilton Hotel of Seoul as their accommodation. The location was just nearby from the upcoming "Buddha Heart Relic Consecration".
On the way to the hotel, Zhang Ru drove the car and glanced at the rearview mirror from time to time. He saw Yang Chen and Jane speaking in a language she didn’t know, and Jane smiled like a flower from time to time. It was obviously just sweet whispers, which immediately made Zhang Ru frown.
"Teacher", Zhang Ru couldn't help but interrupt, and asked in English, "Why are you interested in the Buddha's heart relic? Do you want to do some research on it? I remember that you are not very interested in religion and history."
“Oh, it’s Yang Chen who wanted to come. I am just accompanying him to take a look, he’s more interested in relics, "Jane replied.
Zhang Ru smiled forcefully and asked, "Mr. Yang, I suppose you were speaking to Teacher Jane in Italian? Are you a returnee from Italy?”
“Not really, I’ve been to many countries, but I’ve returned to settle in China in the past two years,” Yang Chen obviously noticed that Zhang Ru was "hostile" to himself. Although he didn't understand why he didn’t have the desire to bother and answered whatever question she asked.
"Oh? Where does Mr. Yang live and what does he do for work?" Zhang Ru asked again.
Yang Chen smiled, "I live in Zhonghai and work as a vagrant. Ms. Zhang Ru, why do you sound like the official that investigates one’s account?”
Zhang Ru heard the word "Zhonghai", and a trace of weirdness flashed through her eyes. She then smiled and said, "It's nothing, I'm just curious about what a great man the teacher I admire will be. As a Chinese, I still admire Mr.Yang’s ability.”
“Oh, so it turns out that you’re Chinese. I thought you were Korean," Yang Chen showed a look of surprise.
Zhang Ru frowned, "Why? Do I look like a Korean?"
“Not really, it's just that you look at me like a Korean, with the despising look," Yang Chen pretended to be sad.
Zhang Ru immediately blushed, for fear that it would upset Jane, she quickly vetoed and said with a smile, "Oh of course not, I'm just curious about Mr. Yang's origins. I won't go any further.”
Jane's mind was exquisite. Knowing that Yang Chen was a little unwilling to be stared at by Zhang Ru as if he was a thief and said gently, "My dear, Zhang Ru is a very good girl. When she arrived at Imperial College London three years ago, it only took half a year to enter the elite class I taught specifically, and her grades were very good."
Thank you teacher for the compliment", Zhang Ru was a little bit ashamed.
Yang Chen was a little bit emotional. Three years ago, an ordinary girl would only be studying in high school, but Jane was already a special professor in many prestigious schools in the UK and the United States. Not to mention she would only teach the most elite students because ordinary students in famous universities also couldn't understand what Jane was talking about.
It’s exactly because Jane is a genius that her students admire her very much.
"By the way, Zhang Ru, didn't you say that you returned to work in China? How are you in Seoul now? I won’t even know if it wasn’t for the newspapers,” Jane curiously asked.
Zhang Ru’s face was slightly complicated, and she smiled faintly, “I offered to be an exchange scholar. I came to South Korea to work for a few years as I want to engage in more transnational cooperation projects.”
Although they could hear the insincerity in her words, Yang Chen and Jane wouldn’t ask further. After all, it’s her private affairs.
To keep the matter as low-key as possible and not noticeable this time, Yang Chen didn't send anyone to Seoul.
Zhang Ru was the main researcher of the Buddha's heart relic, and Jane was an internationally renowned scholar. It would be easy to take Yang Chen into the consecration meeting to see the relic, so there was no problem of inaccessibility.
However, no one could settle the minor stuff and they had to check in to the hotel themselves.
After finishing a series of procedures, Zhang Ru at the back discovered that the two of them were sleeping in the same room!
At this moment, Zhang Ru couldn't help but signal to Jane, to go to the side for a few words.
Jane was a little confused, but still came to a corner of the hotel lobby with Zhang Ru and asked, "What's wrong Zhang Ru?"
"Teacher, how can you sleep in a room with him?" Zhang Ru asked anxiously.
Jane couldn't understand, "Why not, he is my lover?"
"No... Teacher, even if he is your boyfriend, how can a noblewoman like you, sleep with him casually? Well, even if it’s not the same bed, it’s not okay! Teacher, I’m a married person and I’m more experienced than you in these aspects. It’s okay to fall in love with a man, but you can’t just do it casually, it will ruin your reputation!" Zhang Ru persuaded worriedly.
When Jane heard this, she couldn't help laughing, "Zhang Ru, thank you for your kindness, I know you think he looks too ordinary to be worthy of me, but what I want to say is... I have known him for more than eight years. I didn’t just choose a boyfriend casually, it’s because we love each other, so...rest assured, I am not dazzled by love.”
That being said, she turned away and left Zhang Ru standing still with a stunned expression.