Those Sweet Times
Chapter 47 Part 1
As if there was an unspoken understanding between the two, Shen Zemu and Lin Chuyan both sat down beside Xiang Nuan.
Lin Chuyan actually preferred to have sat between Shen Zemu and Xiang Nuan, nonetheless, Shen Zemu wouldn’t ever let him have his way.
Xiang Nuan wasn’t in the mood to notice the implicit struggle between the two men. What she was focusing on at the present was studying, especially the very fascinating calculus.
Lin Chuyan saw Xiang Nuan’s calculus textbook and said to her: “You can ask me if you have questions.”
It was very quiet in the room. He had spoken in a very low voice in order not to disturb other students. Xiang Nuan felt like teasing him for his arrogance, yet his low voice sounded more appealing and Xiang Nuan simply hmphed as a reply without saying anything else.
With Xiang Nuan sitting in the middle, Shen Zemu couldn’t hear what Lin Chuyan was saying. All he could tell was that Xiang Nuan and Lin Chuyan were whispering to each other. He turned sideways to glance at Xiang Nuan and noticed her aspirational expression on her face.
She always was full of self confidence.
Xiang Nuan studied the textbook and worked on the problems on her own. It went smoothly in the beginning but before long, she started to frown, twisting the cap of her pen, then crossed off all the mathematical equations she had written on the paper. She tore off the page and tried the problem again from the beginning.
Lin Chuyan picked up the crumpled paper that Xiang Nuan had discarded. He smoothed out the paper and took a look, then he pointed at one of the lines: “You made a mistake here.”
“Hmm, hmm.” She found it difficult to ask for help from Lin Chuyan.
Lin Chuyan held back the impulse to laugh and moved closer to her.
Without waiting for her response, Lin Chuyan took the pen from Xiang Nuan and started to do the math equation on the blank paper. He explained to her in a tiny voice while working on the problem step by step.
Lin Chuyan’s handwriting was as uninhibited as his person. He rapidly wrote down equations with a clear train of thought and would stop from time to time to explain to her patiently. He slowed down when speaking to her so she could follow him. Afterwards, he would ask: “Understand? En?” The tail sound of the ‘en’ would rise up like a teasing finger lightly tickling her eardrums.
Xiang Nuan almost got drunk off his voice: “Understood. I got it.”
Lin Chuyan curved up the corner of his lips and continued with his explanation of the problem.
Though she felt quite lucky to be able to listen to Lin Chuyan explaining the math problem for her, somehow she just couldn’t maintain her concentration. Her mind would wander off after listening for a while. In the end, Lin Chuyan asked her whether she knew how to solve the problem or not, she could only nod.
Xiang Nuan decided she couldn’t continue like this.
After a while, Xiang Nuan had trouble with another problem. She was too afraid to ask Lin Chuyan, but moved closer to Shen Zemu: “Xuezhang, do you know how to solve this problem?”
Lin Chuyan: “......” It was like a slap to his face.
Shen Zemu was an automation major and had learned calculus long ago. Besides, he had to constantly use it for his classes. There was no problem in Xiang Nuan’s textbook which he couldn’t solve..
He started to explain to Xiang Nuan expertly.
The calculus for management majors was comparatively easier. Xiang Nuan could understand most of them and only needed extra help at some key points and the application of them. However, the thought that she had to deal with calculus the whole night became rather unbearable.
She took out a bottle of spray from her backpack and sprayed her face. The fresh feeling cleared her head.
“What’s that?” Lin Chuyan asked.
“Moisture replenishment. You want it?”
Lin Chuyan closed his eyes.
Xiang Nuan sprayed some on his face and discovered that Lin Chuyan had very good skin as she was doing so. With his eyes closed and mouth quiet, he was such a pleasure to look at, just like a painting.
It was just too bad that such a face belonged to such an eccentric person.
After spraying, Xiang Nuan continued studying calculus while Lin Chuyan pulled out his cell phone and logged onto Kings of Glory.
Xiang Nuan happened to look up and saw it.
She hadn’t played the game for a few days and it felt particularly satisfying seeing the game’s home page.
Translated by Team DHH at http://dhh-workshop.blogspot.com.