I Know Everything - Chapter 515
Chapter 515: Jasmine
At night, where the street was dark and empty.
A car stopped at Mingde Alley.
First, a fat man wobbled out.
After a moment, a tightly covered young man got out and rushed to the Shui Family’s home behind the small noodle shop.
As soon as Chen Huan entered the house, Shui Qingshan poked his head out and looked around before closing the door.
The two were so nervous that it amused Xia He.
“People would be polite if they didn’t call you thieves.” She joked.
“Aunty Xia, do you think I want to be like this?” Chen Huan quickly took off his hat and mask, “Those women are really crazy! They didn’t relax in their search for me in the past days at all! If it wasn’t for the school for banning anyone entering the school without invitation, they would have already swarmed in!”
“How long has it been?” Xia He counted the days, “It had been over a month, right?”
“It would probably not end even after another month.” Chen Huan sighed, “I still underestimated the people’s will to pursue beauty. It seems that they would only stop after everyone used up theirs and there’s nothing anymore.”
“Ah? There won’t be more in the future?” Xia He asked in panic.
She used it every other day and worshipped it as the holy grail of beauty products.
If there was no more, how could she go back to the days without it?
“Of course not, I can make some every year.” Chen Huan said, “But I’m not giving it to some strangers… even if I give them, they must be tight lipped or they won’t ever get it again.”
“Right! That’s how it should be!”
Anyone that prevented her from using the Lunar Ointment was her mortal enemies.
Shui Qianyu didn’t chime in while the three were talking.
However, the couple quickly made an excuse to leave so the two could be alone.
“Little Shui, I heard from Uncle Shui that you’re decided where you’re going?” Chen Huan pulled her to the stone table nearby and sat down with her.
Shui Qianyu was almost 16 years old.
In her last semester of her third year, she faced the test for high schools.
However, Shui Qianyu’s results were top five in her school and top 20 in the entire Lin’an city so she didn’t have to worry with results like that.
Just when Chen Huan was coming back today, Shui Qingshan told him that although Shui Qianyu received many invitations for prestigious schools, she still chose Lin’an Senior High that she was the most familiar with.
Although Shui Qianyu loved Chen Huan, she always acted very arrogantly whenever Chen Huan was near her.
“Yeah.” She gave a one word answer.
“You’re really a top student!” Chen Huan couldn’t help but exclaim, “I dreamed of being admitted in Second High, Senior High or Monarch High but I only scored enough for Virtuous Middle School. A recommendation isn’t even something I could think about.”
“Humph! Obviously! You were an academic loser during junior high!” Shui Qianyu said with a rare smile.
Now Chen Huan became something she could be proud of.
When Shui Qianyu mentioned Chen Huan in front of anyone now, they would all exclaim in praise.
Although Shui Qianyu didn’t like over the top praise, she was still happy to hear people praising Chen Huan.
But she would tell jokes to the children about Chen Huan’s dark past.
Chen Huan didn’t care much about that, he asked her, “Since the decision has been made, what are you going to do for the next few months?”
“I’m going to take my mom and dad to visit the views around the country.” Shui Qianyu already had plans.
Little Shui was quite domineering as she said ‘take’ instead of ‘follow’.
Chen Huan’s eyes widened, “What about me?”
“Can you even leave?” She gave him a contemptuous look, “Apart from tutoring those students, can you even let go of those girls?”
“Why can’t i?” Chen Huan took her hand and said, “I can never see them again if it’s for my Little Shui.”
Shui Qianyu rolled her eyes at him but a smile appeared on the corner of her mouth.
“Forget it, even if you want to leave, what about those hundreds of people who have taken the college entrance exams?” Shui Qianyu said, “Just obediently stay at home and wait for me to send you some pictures!”
“However, I prepared two Guzheng songs I want you to practice.” Chen Huan said while spreading his hands.
“Guzheng songs?” Shui Qianyu didn’t get it at first before being overjoyed, “You made Guzheng songs?”
Chen Huan took out two scores from his bag and handed it over to her.
Chen Huan already told Shui Qianyu before that he wanted to make Guzheng songs for her and have her play in the golden hall of Vienna.
Shui Qianyu always kept that in her mind.
But inspirations were rare and not to mention that making a Guzheng song was harder than a normal song, so Shui Qianyu never mentioned it to Chen Huan.
However, Chen Huan suddenly said he finished making two Guzheng songs so how could Shui Qianyu not be surprised?
Shui Qianyu could play the guitar, piano and Guzheng, she was the most accomplished and skilled with Guzheng.
Although practicing Guzheng often hurt and roughen the hands, she never gave up.
It’s alright now.
The Lunar Ointment Chen Huan gave her helped repair her fingers that had been injured and her skin for the past ten years.
Shui Qianyu’s fingers and skin improved tremendously after using it for a month and she wouldn’t dare to say it was as smooth as a baby but it wasn’t far away.
She praised Chen Huan profusely for this.
Shui Qianyu carefully examined the two songs given by Chen Huan.
Many Chinese didn’t know the difference between Guzheng and Guqin and thought the two were the same.
Guqin was a seven string instrument.
The guzheng had 22 strings.
In terms of sound, the Guqin was a little gentler and stable while the Guzheng fervent.
The historical song of ‘The Prince of Qin Breaking up Enemy’s Plans’ was played by the Guzheng.
While the clearer sound such as ‘The Mountain Flowing Water’ or ‘Answers to Fishes’ was played by the Guqin.
In contrast, there were less people studying the Guqin and more people learning the Guzheng in modern times.
Guqing and Guzheng had many things in common with the increase of talents in modern times.
In simple terms, Guzheng songs could be made into Guqing songs and vice versa.
There were many famous songs that had two versions for the instruments.
The two Guzheng songs that Chen Huan had prepared for Shui Qianyu were obviously classics.
The first was the world renowned ‘Jasmine’!
‘Jasmine’, a little tune from Jiangnan, entered everyone’s ears since the Olympic teaser in 2004.
Then of all the music in China for the next ten years, ‘Jasmine’ was definitely one of the best classics.
Chen Huan took out this classic to obviously give a good start to Shui Qianyu.
Big renown right at the beginning was a given.
The second Guzheng sound was of renown as well since it was the very famous ‘Mountain Flowing Water’.
The legendary story of Zhong Ziqi and Bo Ya was based on ‘Mountain Flowing Water’.
After all, the music from the Qin dynasty had long been lost and there was also the difference between Guqing and Guzheng.
Chen Huan could only write it according to the Guzheng he was familiar with.
It also used the various flowing water-like sounds from the Guzheng to express feelings.
If it was playing, it would give a feeling of life and also reach the peak of the craft.
He heard many Guzheng songs of this world but even the most famous ones weren’t as good as those classics from his past world.
As long as Shui Qianyu used these songs, let alone the Chinese, even foreigners would have to be plunged into, unable to get out!
In addition to the music score of ‘Jasmine’, Chen Huan also matched lyrics to it.
The lyrics and music together gave quite a complementary feeling.
Now Shui Qianyu was humming the music and the lyrics with a happy face.
He obviously was very happy seeing Little Shui happy.
Wasn’t life about making people you like happy?
He should give more care to Little Shui in the future to make her happier!
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