Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Those Sweet Times - Chapter 48 Part 3

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

Those Sweet Times
Chapter 48 Part 3

Once at home, Xiang Nuan felt completely relaxed. The first thing she did was reinstall Kings of Glory and played for the entire day. However, she seemed too relaxed, even when playing games as she lost more matches than she won.

“Sorry, I’ll be more serious.” Xiang Nuan felt like she was holding her teammates back.

“It’s alright.” Lin Chuyan said: “Give me your mailing address.”

“What for?”

“New Year’s gift.”

Lin Chuyan noticed Zheng Dongkai, who was right next to him, glance at him after he said New Year’s gift.

Zheng Dongkai had come to his house for a visit. He asked Lin Chuyan: “Chuyan, why don’t you give me a New Year's gift?”

Lin Chuyan raised his eyebrows and looked right at him: “Do you need one?”

Zheng Dongkai could read the answer in Lin Chuyan’s eyes and shook his head: “No, no, no. I don’t need one.”


Xiang Nuan thought Lin Chuyan really enjoyed giving gifts but she had never given him any. But what would she give him? A skin from the game? It didn’t seem right, it would be too cheap.

What did Lin Chuyan like?

Xiang Nuan pondered. The only thing she could be sure was-- --Lin Chuyan liked to drink tea.

Even if they were in a coffee shop, he seldom drank coffee but always tea.

Xiang Nuan went to the cabinet where her father kept all his teas. She found a can of tea that was the most beautifully packaged. “Dad, let me borrow a can of tea.”

Xiang Daying was trimming a kumquat tree. He looked up and asked her daughter, puzzled: “What for? You want to drink tea?”

“No, I want to give it as a gift.”

“Don’t give that one as a gift, it’s not a good tea.” Xiang Daying stood up, put down the pruning scissors, washed his hands, and came over to take out another can of tea from the cabinet: “This is from my student. It’s a white tea produced by his family. You can’t buy it on the market. Are you giving it to your teacher?”

“Well.” Xiang Nuan hesitated for a moment and took a look at the can: “The packaging doesn’t look good.”

“You’re an adult now, don’t always judge things by their cover.” Xiang Daying used the opportunity to teach his daughter a lesson. In the meanwhile, he had found another can and separated the tea into two piles: “I’ll keep some myself, can’t give your teacher all of it.”

Xiang Nuan went out to the tea shop to buy a can without any markings. Back home, she used stickers to beautify the can. The plain light blue can was decorated with several white snowflakes, some large some small. On top of the cover, there was a snowflake in the center.

The can looked quite refreshing.

The day after she mailed the tea to Lin Chuyan, she also received the gift from him.

It was a huge carton box, larger than a refrigerator. Xiang Nuan was dumbfounded when she signed for the delivery.

What was it? Had he sent her a portable toilet? Was that really necessary?

The oversized package even attracted the attention of her parents, who came to take a look.

Xiang Daying opened the box with scissors. When her mother saw what was inside the box, she was bewildered and asked Xiang Nuan: “Is this a fish?”

Xiang Nuan was laughing : “This is Kun.”

Zhuang Zhou’s Kun.

Kun was her original reason for competing in the campus esports competition. She had almost forgotten about it but who knew that Lin Chuyan still remembered.

Xiang Nuan dragged the tremendous Kun into her own room and sat on it as she called Lin Chuyan.

“Hello, Lin Chuyan, I got the gift. Thank you. I…...really like it.”

Lin Chuyan: “En. You can give it a name.”

“Oh, then I’ll call it Chuyan, haha.”

“That’s good. When you play Zhuang Zhou later, you will be riding Chuyan into battle.”

Xiang Nuan: “......”

Lin Chuyan chuckled: “You have an indecent mind.”

Xiang Nuan thought that she must’ve been out of her mind to have been touched by his gesture earlier.

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