Thursday, March 28, 2019

Those Sweet Times - Chapter 38 Part 3

Translated by Team DHH at http://dhh-workshop.blogspot.com.



Those Sweet Times
Chapter 38 Part 3


Lin Chuyan instantly sobered up: “Where are you?”


“I’m still at my room. Lili has a stomach ache and keeps throwing up.”


Lin Chuyan didn’t trust the campus doctor. He flagged down a taxi to get to campus.
The taxis could only park on the main road, some distance away from Xiang Nuan’s
dorm. Lin Chuyan walked to Xiang Nuan’s dorm room and carried Min Lili on his back
into the taxi. They went to the nearest private hospital.


Public hospitals were usually quite busy at this time of the year, the private ones were
much quieter.


The doctor asked Min Lili what she had to eat today, then checked her and gave her
some medicine. The nurse led her into a room to receive IV drips.


Min Lili leaned on the bed with a pale face, tears rolling down her cheeks.


Xiang Nuan asked her: “Lili, are you not feeling well anywhere? I’ll go find the doctor.”


“No, I just miss my family.”


Xiang Nuan stroked Min Lili’s head. A person would miss her family the most at her
weakest moment.


Min Lili said: “You two go out, don’t watch me cry.”


“Then don’t cry now.”


“I can’t help myself.”


Xiang Naun and Lin Chuyan left the room and sat on the bench out on the hallway.


Xiang Nuan then discovered the strong smell of alcohol on Lin Chuyan. She asked:
“Did you drink?”


“A little.” Lin Chuyan leaned against the back of the bench, his head tilted back to
rest on the white wall behind. He noticed the sweat on Xiang Nuan’s forehead.


Lin Chuyan took out a pack of tissues and handed it over to Xiang Nuan: “Wipe the
sweat. Don’t catch a cold.”


“Thanks.” Xiang Nuan took the tissues and turned to look at him. She noticed the
misty look in his eyes. It looked like he had quite a lot to drink. She complimented
him: “You drank this much and could still carry Lili.”


Lin Chuyan twitched the corner of his mouth and smiled: “I’m not drunk.” No matter
how you look at him now, he didn’t seem like a decent person.


The nurse came to check on the patient. Then she said to them: “She’s asleep now.
If you two are busy, you can leave now. We’ll take care of her.”


Xiang Nuan wiped her face: “We aren’t busy.”


Lin Chuyan got up: “Come on, let’s go get some food.”


After he mentioned it, Xiang Nuan started to feel hungry as well.


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They went to get rice noodle soup. It was more comforting to have hot food in a
winter night.


As they were waiting for the food, Xiang Nuan said to Lin Chuyan: “Thanks for
everything today.”


“You’re welcome.”


Xiang Nuan sensed that Lin Chuyan had been unusually quiet on their way here.
His eyes were misty from drinking too much. Sometimes he would glance at her,
but she couldn’t tell what mood he was in.


Soon the rice noodle soups arrived, the steam from the boiling hot soup was as
misty as fog. Xiang Nuan asked him from the other side of the fog: “Lin Chuyan,
has anything happened to you?”


Lin Chuyan shook his head, casting his eyes downward, and quietly denied:
“Nothing.”


“Then, are you in a bad mood?”

“No, I’m fine. Let’s eat.”



Translated by Team DHH at http://dhh-workshop.blogspot.com.

3 comments:

  1. Poor LCY, what to say, right? How to say she is the cause for his bad mood. :-)
    thanks Somesing Mam!

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  2. This mellow mood of his makes him seem a bit more mature. Nice of him to help out her roommate. I am starting to like him more. Thanks for the update!

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  3. LC must really like XN to feel so down and yet help her and her roommate.

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