Zero was a serior student of an university at that year when she was 20.she was an outgoing,kind hearted girl.she likes to make friends,and help people.
She met M in the school’s English Corner,which was hold at every Wednesday evening in the sqare of the school.At there you can meet the foreign teachers and overseas students.M was one of the overseas students who comes from Spain.He speaks strong Spanish accent English.Zero was very interesting about this.M was srounded by a lot of students at that moment.Zero took a deep breath and bravely spoke with him.M’s strong accent made Zero can’t totally understand him,but she can guess the main information was M quited his job and came to China to study Chinese.he choce this city is because it is not a modern city,he likes the life of countryside,and he no need to spend a lot of money.But he said he doesn’t have any Chinese friends,because he just arrived here.at last,he exchanged his mobile number with the Chinese students,Zero did too.Zero was happy,she will have a froeign friend soon,he is a student as her,not a teacher like usually she has.Zero told M she would like to do a language exchange with him,and M was very happy for this,he agreed.
They story begins.
Several day later after their meeting.M contacted with Zero.after discussed,they agreed to meet at M’s apartment.After Zero handed up her phone,she felt a littlbe bit regret and nervous,that will be her first time to meet a foreigner alone.she doesn't know any thing about him.but she sure M is a good person.and she wanted to trust her inner invoice instead of doubt him.
They met at M’s apartment.Zero realized actually M is a shy boy.But Zero is a very outgoing and talktive girl,so it was no problem for them to chat.they talked a lot about languages and culture.then they made a schedule for their language exchange.
As M had to move to a new apartment,they didn't have time to do their language at all.Zero helped him a lot.they spent a lot of time shopping together for M’s new apartment.they had meals together.most importantly,they had a lot of fun.
After everything was prepared,they began to clean the apartment.M’s likes clean very much.so he cleaned every corner of the house.it was a big project.But they did together which made the job easier.M always tried to play fun with Zero when they were cleaning,and kept asking her if she think him is strange,because he knows in China,men don’t do a lot of cleaning.Zero just laughed.M put his big jacket on Zero.the jacket was so big for Zero.they laughed crazily.Actually Zero was shy,that was the first time a boy puts a jacket on her.
Day by day,they know each other well.they studied Spanish together.Zero has problem on
The pronouce of “rr” in the Spanish language.M tried his best to correct her,but he failed may times.Zero always took it for fun,but seems M really wants to teach her how to do that.
M likes jiking and climbing mountain.He likes peace.he always invited Zero to climb mountain with him,but Zero always refused.She is lazy and she doesn’t really like climbing.but when M asked her again,she agreed.they process of climbing was very hard for her.but M always gave her a hand when she needed help.with M’s help they reached the top of the moutain at last.Zero surprisely found it was really like what M discribed.the view was great.most importantly,it was very quite.they sat in a stone and didn't speak to each other.they just enjoyed the sound of birds and wind.it seems that moment,this world only has Zero and M.
M invited Zero to her apartment to try the fruit wine made by himself.he told her in Spain,people likes this kind of wine,but it is hard to find the ingredients in this small city.he also made salad for her.the wine was a little bit strange for Zero,she can’t drink at all,but she didn’t tell M.she was happy M made this for her.For her,that means they are really true friends.
Everything seems going very well until one Sunday afternoon.
That day,M went to do a jiking with Zero,they began from their school,it was nice at the beginning.they talked a lot when they were walking.M told Zero his stories about his ex girlfriend and his family.and Zero also told him she worried about the future.they became friends can talk whatever now. M asked Zero if he can take a picture of her,he hopes in the future if he left China,he can still keep her picture.but Zero refused this,she doesn't like pictures.which made M very disappointed.
They kept walking,but M didn't speak too much any more.Zero didn't know what happened made him kept silent.she also felt very tired after walked a long road.she wanted to ask M if they can have a sit and take some relax.but M was far from him,he didn't pay attendtion to Zero at all.Zero was sad and angry with him.she kept follow him and tried to sit on the road when she felt very tired.but when she reached the end of the bridge she found M was standing at there waited for her.Finally M spoke to her,he told her”you can take that bus back to school.”Zero was disappointed when he abandoned her.but she agreed,because she was exhaused at that time.Zero felt despressed when she on the bus,she knew there should be have some things wrong happened made M didn't want to speak to her any more.
After that time,M didn't contact with Zero.life back to the days when they never met.But Zero cherish their friendship very much.she called M and asked him to have a walking.M agreed.but when they met,he kept silent again.Zero tried her best to speak as much as she can.M answered her with some simple words.Zero felt very tired about his answer.she asked him”How about go back?” M agreed without feel any surprise.
From that day on,they totally don't contact.Zero sometimes got the news of M from their roomates.such as they saw him in the library or in the play ground.Zero always kept silent when she heared about this.
Time flyes,it was time of the summer holidays.the students were happily preparing to back home.but this time Zero felt sad to leave the school.she knew M will leave soon.anyways.she also back to her hometown when the holiday began.
One afternoon of the summer holidays.when she got up from a nap.she found she miss M very much.she didn't know what kind of feeling it is.they are friends,but it seems there have some things beyond friendship.she wanted to call M.but she felt nervous when the phone connecting.on the other hand,she knew if she doesn't call him now,she will never have chance.because M was leaving China.at that moment.when the telephone got throught.they kept silent again.Zero was very sad,she cried.She knew everything is going to end.via the phone,she just said to him”take care yourself and good luck for your life” then she handed up.tears were full of her eyes.she knew they cant go back any more.
It was a pity they don't have each other’s email address or other contact methods.M’s number cant use any more after he left China,but Zero still keep it.it is not a number,it is memory.Zero still happily having her life.but in her heart she still cant forget this memory.she never figure out what happened between them made the story ends with silence.but one thing she is sure,that is she will never get the answer,because she cant meet M again.it ends without a ending.