Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tea of Summer - Chapter 10 & 11: Autumn Tale 2.1 - 2.2

Chapter 10
Autumn Tale 2.1

Xia Liang mechanically took the cup of water that was in front of her.  The entire experience felt so surreal.
The Great God Bei Yan = Song Qiyan = her schoolmate.
This equation was too brutal no matter how she looked at it.
“It’s ice water.  Drink it slowly.”  Song Qiyan reminded her warmly.
Listening to the voice of her idol,  Xia Liang faintly felt that she was not drinking water, but wine of higher proof than normal.
Song Qiyan saw Xia Liang was still in a daze.  He took off his cap and toyed with it in his hand.  His mouth slightly curled up, “Do I look scary?”
Xia Liang choked again…...
Song Qiyan gently patted her back.  After Xia Liang recovered, she kept waving her hand.  “No, no,  absolutely not…...”
Song Qiyan laughed lightly. “But you looked so shocked when you saw me.”
Xia Liang finally calmed down.  She puffed out her cheeks.  “I was really shocked……ah?  Bei Yan Da Da[1] do you still remember me?”
Song Qiyan looked at her.  “My memory isn’t that bad.”

Xia Liang had difficulty continuing the conversation.
She had so many questions in her mind that she wanted to ask but she just didn’t know how to ask them.  Finally, she asked the most stupid question, “Then, Bei Yan Da Da, so you’re also a student here?”  She wanted to bite her tongue after asking.  It was already so obvious……
Song Qiyan acted like he did not notice it.  He seriously answered her question, “En, I am majoring in Clinical Medicine.  This is my second year in the PhD program.”
Xia Liang was surprised.   “Second year PhD?”  He didn’t look much older than her.  How was he already in the second year of a PhD…...
Song Qiyan crooked his head, “What about it?”
Xia Liang brushed her hair. “Oh, I just thought Bei Yan Da Da looks so young…...”
Song Qiyan answered earnestly, “Special Program.”
Xia Liang: “Oh…...”
The conversation was so difficult to continue TAT. (note: TAT means sad or crying)
Song Qiyan suddenly stopped playing with his cap while Xia Liang was trying very hard to find a topic to break the silence.  He calmly looked at Xia Liang.  “Don’t call me ‘Bei Yan Da Da’.  My Chinese name is Song Qiyan.  You can also call me by my English name Albert.”
He already made the formal self-introduction.  Xia Liang naturally needed to do the same.  “How are you.  I’m Xia Liang.  Xia as in summer.  Liang was cool.  My English name is Summer.”  Then she added, “My online ID is Zi Xia.  Nice to meet you……Song shixiong.”
After careful consideration, she felt it was better to use shixiong.
Song Qiyan nodded.   “Nice to meet you, Xia Liang.”
Hearing his voice call her made Xia Liang flushed -- --her addiction to that beautiful voice was truly incurable.

Chapter 11
Autumn Tale 2.2

“How long have you been doing voice acting?”
Song Qiyan picked up a small piece of cake from the table and asked while Xia Liang was twisting her brain to find a conversation subject.
Xia Liang thought about it, “Uhm, It was two years ago that I heard about this circle and I began to listen to audio dramas.  It was about more than half a year ago that I formally started to voice act online.  I had nothing to do after I finished the university applications during 12th grade, so I bought equipment and gave it a try.  I passed the audition unexpectedly.  Then I became involved…...”
Song Qiyan ate the small cake in his hand and continued to ask, “Then how about commercial voice acting?”
Xia Liang shook her head.  “Basically not at all.  The one I did in summer was because I was a summer intern in the recording studio.  Zhao Ge grabbed me as free labor accidentally. “
“Not bad.”
Xia Liang slanted her head and looked at his face from the side, “Delicious?  Then I will try it too later.”
Song Qiyan glanced at her and repeated, “I meant, your recording in the recording studio was pretty good.”  He thought about it then added, “It was very good for a rookie.  Though you need to improve the control of your breathing.”
I was praised, I was praised, I was praised, I was praised……
Xia Liang blinked her eyes and tried to digest this fact.  But she heard Song Qiyan added matter of factly, “As for the cake, it was pretty good too.”
It’s so adorkable…...Xia Liang felt he had hit her soft spot right there.
Oh, describing Bei Yan Da Da as adorkable, Xia Liang probably would be drowned in objections from his fans.
Xia Liang was in a daze for a few seconds before she felt her plate suddenly become a little bit heavier.  She saw that her plate now had an extra small piece of cup shaped cheesecake.  It was bite-sized with a blueberry on top.
Song Qiyan had the same cake in his hand and had already eaten half of it.  He noticed that she was looking at him and winked his eyes.  His pair of beautiful slanted eyes attracted Xia Liang’s attention instantly.
Usually his eyes were hidden underneath the cap.  Xia Liang didn’t expect that his eyes were so beautiful that they didn’t seem to belong to a man……
Xia Liang heard Song Qiyan talking to her.  “Very tasty.  It was the speciality of a professor in the German Department.”  He stuffed the other half into his mouth and said in a muffled voice,  “Better eat it fast before the others take it all away.”
Being so obsessed with desserts……
Bei Yan Da Da was just too adorkable ┭┮﹏┭┮. (note: ┭┮﹏┭┮ was a web symbol for crying)
Xia Liang was bewitched and picked up the cheesecake to take a bite.  It was indeed very delicious.  Her eyes sparkled and she returned to being a foodie.  She ate the remaining cake quickly and smiled happily to Song Qiyan, “mhm, delicious!”
Lin Qian was walking over looking for Xia Liang because she was concerned that her good friend had not returned after such a long time.  She was speechless when she saw that the two were so involved with their desserts.   She paused, thought for a while, then decided to turn around and walk away.
She did not see anything _.

[1]: 大大, pinyin: “da da,” literally means “big big,” though obviously in context it means a person who’s a bigshot, famous, star, idol, powerful, influential, etc. (you get the idea, he’s much more big big than her).


  1. ah just everything is so adorkable ;) hahhahahahh omg this gives me major feels. Thanks for the chapter :D

  2. Hopefully he's big big all over hohohohoho~ *shot* x.x

  3. Pffft, foodies. Ayeee food is nice.