If I Have You, What More Could I Ask For In This Life? - Chapter 10.1
Translated by: Cherry
Yisheng and Song Anchen’s story was concentrated in the second semester of Year Three of high school, the semester in which everyone was busy with their studies.
In February, the temperature was gradually becoming warmer in the South and school was opening one after another. Ever since Year Two of high school, Lin Ruohan had entered Song Anchen’s home. She had become Song Anchen’s little tail, following him everywhere. Yisheng did not walk with him again. When she had begun to distance herself from him, Song Anchen had followed her and kept asking her about it, but after Yisheng kept refusing to interact with him, Song Anchen did not insist on talking to her anymore.
In the second semester of the Year Three of high school, they had entered the tense revision stage, and everyone’s results were mostly fixed. Yisheng had improved a lot. There were forty students in the class, and she had entered the top twenty. Song Anchen still kept his first-place ranking in school and was very far ahead of the second place. Perhaps Lin Ruohan had potential because her results rose from her previous ranking of last in class to top fifteen. There were a lot of rumors saying that the reason for her improvement was because Song Anchen was good at teaching and was also due to the power of love.
The two of them had been inseparable all year round, and even Yisheng, who was living opposite them could feel the rare tacit understanding that existed between them. Yisheng’s father, Ye Tianming had once asked Yisheng, “This year, you didn’t look for your Little Brother Song at all. Is it that you do not want to be a third wheel?”
Yisheng rolled her eyes at her father.
Yisheng’s father did not take the hint and even teased, “This Lao Song is really good. He married a wife and managed to get a daughter-in-law as well.”
(T/N: Just a refresher since it’s been a while (I think), Lao means old, it’s a way of addressing Song Anchen’s father)
Yisheng could not stand listening to it anymore, she directly slammed the door and entered her room, falling onto her bed and covering herself with her blanket. She felt a sourness in her heart, wanting to cry but not having any tears. The feeling of having a secret one-sided crush on someone was very horrible, especially since the person she had a crush on was already dating someone else.
On February 14, Valentine’s Day, they had class as usual, and their self-study period in the evening did not end even half a minute earlier, ending class at nine-thirty as usual. Yisheng packed her bag and waited for her ‘bodyguard’ He Jin as usual. Ever since Yisheng got left alone, her kind-hearted seatmate was scared that Yisheng would be upset at the development and started to send Yisheng home every day. After a while, the two of them begun to get used to sticking to each other.
When they got to the bicycle parking lots, He Jin looked around stealthily, as if he was afraid of being seen. As soon as Yisheng pushed her bicycle out, He Jin handed Yisheng a box of finely wrapped Ferrero Rocher. Yisheng looked at the box of chocolate in front of her, stunned. She raised her head to look at He Jin’s slightly awkward and embarrassed face. She laughed awkwardly, “Is this for me?”
“Nope,” He Jin stretched out his other hand and shook the piece of individually packaged chocolate on his hand, “This is your reward. I want you to help me pass this box of chocolates to Lin Ruohan.”
He Jin was even more embarrassed, scratching his flat head uneasily. When Yisheng heard his answer, she wanted to punch him. She pushed the reward that he was giving her away and looked at him with disdain, “Don’t you know that Lin Ruohan has a boyfriend already?”
“I asked Song Anchen. I said that I wanted to pursue Lin Ruohan and he supported me.”
“You idiot, he’s trying to display his strength in front of you,” Yisheng did not know whether to laugh or to cry.
“Who cares, it’s my business who I pursue. Just tell me, are you helping me or not?” He Jin’s eyes were very stubborn, causing Yisheng to feel very stunned. She reluctantly accepted that box of chocolate and muttered, “It’s purely because you were my ‘bodyguard’ for a year.”
He Jin was very happy. He put one hand in front of his chest and bowed at a ninety-degree angle, “It’s a great honor to be able to serve the queen.”
Yisheng covered her mouth and smiled, “Hurry get on your bike. Let’s go home,” She straightened her bike, and when she got on her bicycle, she saw Song Anchen and the rest standing a short distance away from them. Song Anchen stared at Yisheng for a long time, his sharp eyes were like a raging flame that made Yisheng’s whole body feel hot and restless.
Lin Ruohan smiled slightly, “What a romantic couple.” She did not have a tone filled with envy, instead, it was more of a sneer. Yisheng suddenly felt very annoyed at her and turned her head, leaving quickly on her bicycle. He Jin, who was left behind, shouted, “Hey.”
When she returned home, she was feeling very upset. She did not want to go to the opposite house and pass the chocolates to Lin Ruohan in person. At that moment, her father came home from work. He put down his things and said that he wanted to go to the house opposite theirs to drink with Song Anchen’s father.
Yisheng had a sudden realization and ran back to her room to pick up that box of chocolate and chased after her father who was already at the door to the house opposite theirs.
Father Ye knocked on the door and Song Zheng opened the door and said, “You’re here!”