If I Have You, What More Could I Ask For In This Life? - Chapter 1.1
Translated by: Cherry
Ye Yisheng returned to the city she had been from, this was the Southern city that she had been born in and grown up in, the city that she had many memories in. She had stayed in other places for six years, spending five years learning nursing for her undergraduate degree and wandering around outside for a year.
As soon as she got off the plane, she directly headed for A City’s Fourth Prison. If it was not for the fact that her father was getting released from prison, she would definitely not return to this city again. She arrived at the Fourth Prison and looked around, not seeing anyone come out. She raised her hand to look at her watch. It was only seven in the morning right now, he would not be out so early.
She put down the luggage in her hand and stood at the entrance of the prison, raising her head to look eagerly. She could not help but scratch her puffy and messy hair, yawning. She looked tired and decadent. Her father had originally been a government official. He had been arrested for corruption and sentenced to six years of imprisonment. That year, she had been a Year Three in high school. Looking back now, she could not help but smile. That year, when her father was caught and her mother committed suicide, how did she manage to endure it? Even she could not remember anymore.
“Ye Yisheng!” Suddenly, someone called her from behind. This sound…
She instantly stiffened. From behind her, there was the sound of a door closing and the sound of steady footsteps. She closed her eyes. She had never expected that she would meet the enemy that she wanted to meet least as soon as she returned.
She turned around and smiled, “It’s been a long time since we’ve met, Song Anchen!”
The six years flew by quickly. When he was young, he had a pair of clean and clear eyes and white skin that even women were envious of. Her father had often joked about how he was even prettier than girls. He was right. From kindergarten to high school, his perfect face caused him an endless amount of trouble. He graduated with love letters everywhere and the title of the most good-looking boy in school.
(T/N: The literal TL for this would be school grass, but it means the most good looking boy in school)
The man before her eyes still had the jealousy-inducing good skin, and he was still very handsome and had a scholarly aura.
Song Anchen smiled at her, helped her pick up her luggage, then told her, “Uncle was released around five in the morning today, he’s at my dad’s house now, I came to pick you up. I think that you understand yourself that you’ve played around and went missing for a whole six years.”
Yisheng was stunned for a moment. She automatically ignored his last sentence and said, “Thank you.”
Song Anchen smiled at her, picking up her luggage and placing it in the car trunk. Yisheng glanced at the car. It was a Bentley? She laughed self-mockingly, following him to get into the car. Her childhood friend had long become someone who belonged in a different world from her. She would queue for an hour for eggs that are cheaper by fifty cents. She would never go to a high-end shop to buy clothes, the clothes she bought were all from roadside stalls. Her school fees for the past five years were paid with the money she had worked hard to earn. She did not even know how it felt like to be an upper-class person in society. She seemed very out of place, sitting in a Bentley as her shabby self.
“I heard that uncle would be released at five in the morning today, so I found time to pick him up. I did not expect that you would return,” Song Anchen drove the car as he talked to her, staring straight ahead.
(T/N: The uncle here is just a polite way to address Yisheng’s father, he’s not actually Yisheng’s cousin.)
Yusheng adjusted her bangs awkwardly, “My Dad was released from prison, why won’t I come?” She awkwardly laughed twice, “Thank you for helping me take care of my Dad during these few years.”
Song Anchen did not respond, his gaze was fixed to the front, he looked like he was driving very seriously. When he arrived at a red light, he stopped the car and took out a cigarette from a small side box, lighting it up and smoking it. He opened the car window and blew out the smoke towards the window, his handsome profile was both elegant and melancholic.
He learned how to smoke? Yisheng was a little surprised. When they were still in school, there were people in their class who had learned how to smoke and Yisheng had felt that a man who smoked was very cool. However, Song Ancheng had said with disgust, “Smoking harms your health. What they’re doing is slow suicide. If one knows about health and longevity, they would not smoke.” Yet the Song Anchen who had always been very health-conscious had started to smoke.
A wisp of smoke floated into Yisheng’s nose and because she was sensitive to smoke, she coughed a few times. Song Anchen who was looking out of the car stubbed out his cigarette and turned his head to look at her, “I’m sorry.”
At this time, the red light started to count down and Song Anchen started the car.
There was a solemn silence in the car again and Yisheng wanted to make the situation less awkward, so she asked Song Anchen, “What are you working as now?”
The hand Song Anchen was using to hold onto the steering wheel trembled in an obvious way, “I just started to intern at a hospital this year.”
Yisheng was stunned for a moment, “You passed the exam for A Medical University?”
“Yes,” Song Anchen nodded his head slightly. Yisheng felt speechless suddenly and she turned her head slowly to look elsewhere, starting to feel distracted. A Medical University was her dream school since she was young. When she was studying in the past, she would keep complaining to Song Anchen about how her grades would not improve, asking Song Anchen, who had always been first place in results to give her some marks. However, she had remembered that Song Anchen had wanted to study finance and economics at that time, to take over his mother’s business.
“Ye Yisheng,” Song Anchen opened his mouth at that moment. Yisheng’s whole body trembled, she had not expected it and had been shocked. What she was most afraid of was people calling her name, especially Song Anchen.
“Have you eaten already?”
“Ah!” Yisheng did not think that he would ask such questions. She nodded quickly, “I’ve eaten, I’ve eaten.” Her actions were very exaggerated as if she was trying to strongly prove that she had already eaten.
“Then how about you accompany me to eat a meal. I went to pick up uncle in the morning and after that, I went to wait for you. I haven’t had the time to eat yet.”
She had yet to react when Song Anchen’s car suddenly made a turn and entered another street. Yisheng was shocked, turning her head to look at Song Anchen. He was still focused on his driving. He was very careful.
She suddenly realized that after six years of not seeing him, the kind prince had changed a lot. She could not read him or understand him now.