If I Have You, What More Could I Ask For In This Life? - Chapter 11.1
Translated by: Cherry
Yisheng kept rummaging in her closet. She tried a lot of clothes but felt very dissatisfied. She grabbed her fluffy hair and felt that no matter what she wore, she did not look good. She sat down on the bed with anger, her expression upset. She did not have any nice clothes.
Yisheng had to cheer herself up and tell herself in her heart that she was just going to play basketball. What was the use of wearing nice clothes? If she wore very pretty clothes, how could she show her valiant charm? She opened her wardrobe again and found comfortable sportswear to wear.
In her process of searching, she happened to see an aqua-colored outfit hanging in the corner of her wardrobe. She was stunned, this was the present that Father Song had brought Song Anchen to pick out for her birthday in her first year of high school. When she received this present, she was very shocked. She was not only shocked that Song Anchen knew that she had always wanted clothes from Teenie Weenie, but she was also shocked that the clothes he had chosen for her were so suitable for her. The aqua color, the hood, these were all her favorite colors and designs. That birthday was her most unforgettable moment. That year, her mother was still healthy, Song Anchen’s mother had yet to divorce his father, and when the two families were gathered together, they were very happy. Now that two years have passed, many things have changed. Yisheng’s mother was hospitalized and her father ran between the hospital and his workplace, she had slowly started to drift apart from her childhood friend. There were many things on Yisheng’s mind, and she felt a little bitter.
Yisheng tossed her memories to the back of her mind and took a deep breath. One should always look forward. Yisheng cheered herself on and casually pulled out a sweatshirt and put it on. She looked at the mirror and styled her short hair that looked very handsome on her. She made a victory pose and smiled widely! Then, she leaped out of the door and headed towards the gym.
Yisheng had thought that she had arrived quite early. When she came to the indoor basketball court, she saw Song Anchen instantly. He stood out from the crowd, dressed in a white NIKE sports shirt, his sleeves were rolled up his arm and showed his long arms that were very thin, but did not lack muscle. His tall figure stood under the basketball stand, his head slightly raised, looking at the basketball frame, throwing balls into it with an elegant posture.
Song Anchen had always been well-known in school as an all-rounder school prince. Yisheng had thought that all-rounder simply meant that he knew everything and that it did not mean that he knew everything very well. Now she understood that all-rounder meant that not only did he know everything, he was also good at everything.
There was a pang of bitterness in Yisheng’s heart. If this childhood friend of hers that was so talented could become hers, that would be good. She wanted to hide him somewhere so that he would only belong to her. She wanted to be able to take just one careful look at him every day and feel satisfied and happy. However, she knew that this wish was very impossible. She sighed and ran straight to him, shouting, “Song Anchen.”
Song Anchen turned his head at her voice, and he dribbled a ball with one hand as he walked towards her, looking at her up and down. He chuckled, “Did you put gel in your hair?”
Yisheng puffed up her cheeks, “I didn’t. I just washed my hair and it’s still a little wet.”
Song Anchen nodded in realization, smiling as he fiddled with the ball in his hand, “I’ll attack, you defend.”
Yisheng looked towards Song Anchen, who was very tall. She was shorter than him by one and a half head, asking someone as short as her to defend against someone so tall? The corner of her lips twitched, when she got ready to withdraw this game rule, Song Anchen had unexpectedly started to attack with a sly smile on his face!
She clenched her teeth, she could deal with it! She refused to let him look down on her. She took huge strides onto the basketball court and started to do her short-person defense. Song Anchen had a fast pace and he was very ruthless with his feints. His aim was accurate and he would often do three-step layups easily. Yisheng was not discouraged, feeling that even though she was slower, she had to try her best to defend, despite knowing that she was at a great disadvantage.
Finally, Yisheng was able to catch up to Song Anchen’s pace. When Song Anchen wanted to make a jump to do another three-step layup, she stretched her arms and jumped, but unexpectedly, she used too much strength. Furthermore, her calves were tired and she had a cramp in her calf. She staggered towards Song Anchen, and Song Anchen’s hand managed to toss the ball through the hoop. He was extremely shocked by Yisheng’s sudden fall into his arms, and a series of ‘falling into his arms’ actions were carried out. After that, the two of them fell onto the ground.
Yisheng lay on Song Anchen’s body, she could even smell the faint fragrance of the washing powder that was left on his clothes and even felt the unique warmth of a boy. She was stunned for a moment and did not know how to move. Song Anchen instantly sat up and steadied her, asking her with concern, “What happened?”
“I have a cramp in my right calf.”
Song Anchen did not hesitate and instantly started to press on her calf, helping her massage it. His gaze was focused and it was not as indifferent as before, causing Yisheng to feel a little stunned. Song Anchen carefully massaged her, continuously reprimanding her, “Why are you pushing yourself so hard? We’re just playing casually.”
“You’re the one that’s pushing too hard,” Yisheng retorted.
He could not help laughing, “Do I look like I’m pushing myself? It’s just that there’s a huge difference in skill level.”