Friday, August 31, 2018

You're Beautiful When You Smile - Chapter 35 Part 4


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You’re Beautiful When You Smile
Chapter 35 Part 4


Tong Yao skipped down the stairs. Before the man was ready to walk out,
she grabbed the corner of his sweater. He turned his head around and saw
the girl behind her looking up at him with sincere concern on her face: “It’s
going to rain soon. Bring the umbrella.”
Lu Sicheng: “......”


Tong Yao: “You’ll catch a cold if you get rained on.”


Lu Sicheng paused for a moment, glancing at his other teammates who
were concentrated on their games. Then he slightly bent over using a voice
that could only be heard by the two of them: “You know, I won’t delete that
nickname even if you kiss up to me like this.”


Tong Yao: “......”


Tong Yao: “Damn it.”


He’d seen through her ploy; the concern on her face disappeared. She let
go of the man’s sweater and backed away, saying, “Well, goodbye.” Then
she went over to the refrigerator to get  cat food……The man watched her
kneeling in front of the refrigerator, searching. After a short while, he sneered
and turned around to leave.


……


Ten minutes after Lu Sicheng left, the wind was blustering outside.


Fifteen minutes after Lu Sicheng left, muffled thunders could be heard outside.


Seventeen minutes after Lu Sicheng left, it became stormy outside.


Watching big raindrops splashed on the window while leaning on the sofa,
Tong Yao lazily yawned and sarcastically remarked with a smile: “The weather
of Shanghai is really ever-changing. I sure hope Cheng Ge had taken the car.”


“He sent his car in for maintenance yesterday.” Xiao Rui happened to walk
by the living room.


Tong Yao squinted her eyes and the smile on her face widened-- --But a few
minutes later, she couldn’t smile anymore. Xiao Rui returned to the living room
with cell phone in hand. He looked around at all the people on the first floor: “
Cheng Ge called to say that he doesn’t have an umbrella with him. Can
someone bring him an umbrella? He’s right at the mall nearby.”


It was close to the end of the month, the time pay was calculated. Everyone was
working hard on their games to keep their rankings so as not to get any deductions-- --


Only the Mid of the team who had already reached Master was sitting on the
sofa playing with her cat.


She looked up and met the team manager’s eyes. She spoke without thinking:
“Are you sure? I’m very busy!”


“Busy with what? It’s you! Bring a few more umbrellas, the other two from next
door don’t have umbrellas as well.” Xiao Rui picked Tong Yao up from the sofa.
“When you first came here, didn’t Cheng Ge take his time to bring you to shop
for all your daily necessities? One has to be grateful……”


“......I’m a ungrateful person.”


“Don’t talk nonsense. Get moving.”


Tong Yao had no choice but to go. She got dressed, combed her hair, looked
at the pouring rain outside, and sighed. With one hand to click open her own
umbrella, she carried another 3 umbrellas under her arm and said to the team
manager who was standing at the doorway with hands on his waist: “I’m going
now. It’ll probably take 20 minutes because I have short legs.  Tell them to find
a warm place to wait for me.”

“Go, go.”




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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Those Sweet Times - Chapter 19 Part 1

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Those Sweet Times
Chapter 19 Part 1


There were two topics for tonight’s meeting. One was about the election
for the most outstanding club members. “All the clubs and classes will
have their most outstanding students of their respective groups. Our club
has two slots. You all can register first, we’ll have a vote on it at a later time.”
President Waiwai said.


The other was about the Esports competition.


“I have arranged all the sponsors.” Waiwai emphasized, waiting for
everyone to applaud for him.


All the members clapped earnestly for their president.


Then, Waiwai got carried away and started to chatter.


Xiang Nuan got bored and started to draw on her notebook.


Chuyan was behaving like a good student, sitting upright and looking at
Waiwai with a serious look on his face.


Xiang Nuan used the tip of her pen to poke his arm.


Lin Chuyan slanted his head to look at her and raised his eyebrows.


Xiang Nuan whispered: “Don’t move.”


He saw her notebook had been turned to a new page. She had started to
sketch the outline with a carbon fountain pen on the blank paper. He realized
what she was doing and turned his body around to face her. With one elbow
on the desk, he used the back of his hand to support the side of his face to
look at her with a tilted head.


He sure knew how to make a pose…...Xiang Nuan chuckled. Then she said:
“En. Smile.”


Lin Chuyan looked especially good when he smiled. He was very relaxed,
with a shallow smile on his lips and a gentle look in his eyes.


Xiang Nuan sketched very quickly.


Her notebook didn’t have any lines. She called it her “naked notebook.” She
liked to use her naked notebook.


Xiang Nuan had learned some basics of drawing under the instruction of her
father. But she didn’t have enough patience and only had some basic skills.
At the time, she felt it was such a torture to learn. After she didn’t have to do
it anymore, she found the joy in drawing. Now she would draw for fun whenever
she felt bored, though she wasn’t that good at it.


Xiang Nuan used only a few minutes to finish drawing Lin Chuyan. The picture
…...basically captured his looks.


She felt it was missing something. After pondering for a while, she snickered
and added a pair of furry fox ears on top of his head. The sketch of Lin Chuyan
with such big ears looked rather cute.


Then Xiang Nuan wrote:


To: Lin Daji
Nuan god, 11, 11


It was finished. Xiang Nuan looked at the pair of furry ears and felt quite satisfied
with them. She tore off the page and handed it over to Lin Chuyan.


Lin Chuyan thought the picture of himself was quite interesting. He hooked his
finger towards Xiang Nuan. As she drew closer, he came up and whispered next
to her ear: “Thanks.”


The deliberately lowered voice was very pleasant to the ear. It had nothing to do
with what he said, just a pleasant voice.


She pulled back and quickly rubbed her ear.


After the meeting, Lin Chuyan put the drawing into his pocket and asked Xiang
Nuan: “I’ll buy you some late night snacks.”


“Sure.”


Xiang Nuan clipped the pen inside the notebook and walked out with Lin Chuyan.


When they passed by Shen Zumu, Xiang Nuan took a peek at him and discovered
that he happened to be looking at her as well. She felt like she had been caught
and hurriedly waved at him with a bright smile: “Xuezhang, we’re going now. Goodbye!”


“En.” Shen Zemu nodded, without any other word.


Xiang Nuan felt a bit at lost after they walked out of the student union
“What do you want to eat?” Lin Chuyan asked.


Her mood changed: “I want to eat oden and corn.”

There was a 24-hour convenience store across the street from the east gate of
the campus. It had very tasty oden there, plus corn, buns, sandwiches, porridge,
and soups.



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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

You're Beautiful When You Smile - Chapter 35 Part 3

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You’re Beautiful When You Smile
Chapter 35 Part 3


That night Tong Yao had nightmares all night about a rabbit and a carrot.
In the dream she had become a rabbit and was constantly chased by a
furry rabbit. In the end, the rabbit began to rub it’s fluffy face against her.
All the white hair almost suffocated her.


“Damn you rabbit, don’t be so perverted!”


In the dream, Tong Yao struggled to push the rabbit away. As she was
pushing the rabbit’s face away from her, the face of the rabbit changed
into the face of her captain, with a calm face and indifference in his eyes-- --


[Even if I’m a pervert, I won’t do anything to you. You think I don’t have
any sense of taste? Are you crazy or am I an idiot?]


Tong Yao: “......”


The voice was in stereo surround sound-- --


It was so frightening that it woke her from the dream.


She opened her eyes, it was overcast outside the window. It was already
9 o’clock in the morning but the sun didn’t seem to have any intention of
showing its face……It was almost June, the raining season in Shanghai.


It felt a little chilly in the central aired room. Tong Yao touched the arm
which was outside the blanket and felt the goosebumps. She reached
out to push the cat away from her pillow, which was sitting on her face,
its tail practically stuffed into her nose. She sat up and grabbed her bath
towel: “Dabing, next time if you dare sit on my face while I’m sleeping,
you’ll have to sleep outside.”


The cat gracefully jumped onto the floor and turned around to glance at
Tong Yao: “Miao.”


…...The cat seemed to understand that she was only venting out her anger.


Tong Yao took her time to shower, dress, and put on lotion. By the time
she went downstairs, it was almost noon time. Most of her teammates
were up and doing their daily training-- --Since the summer season was
approaching fast, the club was more strict on regulating the team’s daily
routine. Some of the matches during the summer competition would be
in the early afternoon and the club wanted to make sure the team would
be functional at that time of the day.


When Tong Yao went downstairs, Lu Sicheng was about to leave the house
with cell phone in hand-- --


The man was wearing a long sleeved sweater over a white shirt and loose
fitting shorts. With his earphones on, he looked like a student from the
neighboring Physical Education University when he bent down to put on
his sneakers……


Though, it was highly unlikely that a college student would wear a pair of
sneakers costing 5 digits figures.


Tong Yao stopped half way down the stairs, leaned against the railing,
and asked her captain: “Cheng Ge, where are you going?”


His earphones were probably not on. He paused, raised his chin to took a
look at her, then pulled off the earphones and said: “The AD next door got
lost in the mall. I’m going to pick him up.”


The AD next door?


…...It was that Pope.


Tong Yao: “? ? ? ? What does that have anything to do with you?”


Lu Sicheng answered with a blank face: “Their team’s translator has gone
home for an emergency and the only one in his WeChat that speaks Korean
is me.”


Tong Yao: “......”


Lu Sicheng put the earphones back on.


Tong Yao: “A foreigner just came here and goes out shopping on his own.
What’s wrong with him?”


Lu Sicheng: “The Support next door, that’s their captain Liangsheng, went
with him but got separated halfway.”

Tong Yao: “Oh.”



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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Those Sweet Times - Chapter 18 Part 3


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Those Sweet Times
Chapter 18 Part 3


The next two weeks was midterm weeks, so the Esports Club combined the
two weekly meetings into one.


Xiang Nuan wasn’t sure whether it was convenient for Lin Chuyan to come
for the meeting since the main campus was quite far away. She casually
mentioned about the meeting and unexpectedly, Lin Chuyan agreed to come.


She felt that he was too easy to talk into.


“You don’t have to come.” Xiang Nuan reminded him. “It’s alright if you can’t
show up.”


“En. I don’t have anything to do anyway.”


Lin Chuyan’s voice was usually tinted by a little laziness, like an idle teenager.


Now, it looked like he was indeed an idle person.


Xiang Nuan asked him: “Don’t you need to study?”


“No.”


She asked the question she had always wanted to ask: “Lin Chuyan, if you
don’t like to study, why did you choose Physics as your major?” Physics is
such a difficult subject. QAQ


“Because it’s easy.” Lin Chuyan replied.


Oh, oh, oh…...Xiang Nuan regretted that she gave him another chance to
show off.


-- --


The meeting that night started at 7 o’clock. Xiang Nuan, as usual, arrived a little
early. It was windy and colder that day, she looked neat and energetic, wearing
a light pink sweater and her hair was pulled into a ponytail so the wind wouldn’t
throw her hair into chaos.


Her skin was fair and smooth. The color of the sweater complimented her skin
tone, making her look especially good. She kept looking at the doorway from time
to time while holding her chin with her elbow resting on a pink covered notebook
and listening aimlessly at others’ conversation.


When Lin Chuyan showed up at the door, their eyes happened to meet.


Xiang Nuan smiled, making her eyes especially bright as if there were stars twinkling
in them. The corners of her mouth curved up, softening the contour of her face and
resembling a slowly blooming pale pink lotus flower.


The talkative boys sitting next to her couldn’t take their eyes off her.


Lin Chuyan also smiled back at her.


He was wearing a short navy blue windbreaker. The windbreaker was well tailored,
showing off his great figure.


His appearance at the door attracted the attention of most of the people in the room.
Xiang Nuan thought to herself, could this be what they mean by someone’s presence?
How interesting……


Lin Chuyan walked towards her, but there wasn’t any empty seats next to her. He
patted the boy next to her with a straight face: “Buddy, there’s someone looking for
you outside.”


“Who’s that?” The boy reluctantly stood up.


“Not sure, it’s a girl.”


The boy hurried up and left once he heard that it was a girl.


Lin Chuyan pulled the chair out to sit down right next to Xiang Nuan. He leaned back,
looking quite comfortable, as if he was taking a tour of the meeting.


Xiang Nuan asked him: “Lin Chuyan, which school are you from?”


“Nanshan University, why?”


“No, you’re not. You’re from the Central Academy of Drama.” She joked and laughed
at her own joke.


Lin Chuyan didn’t think the joke was that funny, yet when he saw Xiang Nuan laughing,
he started to laugh as well.


Shen Zemu happened to walk in at this time and saw them laughing like two goofballs.

He thought: Really, the young people these days……




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