If I Have You, What More Could I Ask For In This Life? - Chapter 11.3
Translated by: Cherry
It was quite strange, but Yisheng had only gone to He Jin’s house once. It was during the peer tutoring that had been organized in class in Year Two. She had been stuck on a question but the lesson had ended, so she had followed her little teacher, He Jin, home so he could continue explaining the question to her. His family owned a western-style house. It was very large, and at that time, people that owned western-styled houses were considered rich.
He Jin’s parents were both in France. They had wanted to take him with them, but he had just been admitted to a good high school at that time, and he did not know French, so he refused to leave. In the end, he could only stay in China alone. However, he had a elderly nanny at home. He Jin said that his nanny was his father’s nanny. Her family was poor, and she was unable to support her children. His father had thought about how she had cared for him when he was young and since He Jin’s grandmother had passed away a long time ago, his father had brought her over to stay with He Jin. He Jin was staying in China alone with no one to take care of him, so it would be good for her to stay with him as well.
Yisheng, who had only gone to He Jin’s house once did not really know the way there. However, Song Anchen, who barely even interacted with He Jin somehow knew the way to He Jin’s house very well, which caused Yisheng to find it very strange.
Song Anchen ignored her questioning gaze and pressed on the doorbell. The one who opened the door was an old woman. Yisheng recognized this nanny.
The nanny no longer remembered Yisheng. She looked at them and asked, “Are you looking for Xiao Jin?”
(T/N: Xiao Jin is just Xiao (which means small) + He Jin’s ‘Jin’)
There was the sound of someone wearing slippers and walking over. He Jin appeared from behind and hugged his nanny as he said, “Granny, don’t you remember Yisheng?”
The nanny suddenly realized, “Yisheng ah,” Her gaze turned towards Yisheng’s hair and she covered her mouth to laugh, “Such a unique girl, I won’t forget her.”
Yisheng blinked, not understanding what she meant by unique. Another person walked out of the door. It was Lin Ruohan, whose eyes were slightly red and swollen. She looked at Song Anchen with tears in her eyes, her shining gaze was as gentle as a pool of water, “Brother.”
Song Anchen said helplessly, “Why did you run to someone else’s house?”
“It’s my birthday today, but no one remembers.”
Song Anchen was stunned, his expression one of helplessness, “You didn’t tell me, how would I know?”
“If I told you, would you give up on your date with Older Sister Ye?”
Song Anchen did not say anything. Lin Ruohan already knew what his response would be. She lowered her gaze, looking like a weak willow. He Jin laughed awkwardly, “I’ll order a birthday cake, you can celebrate your birthday at my house.”
Lin Ruohan ignored him and directly put on her shoes. She walked to Song Anchen’s side, looking lovely, “Brother, can you come home and celebrate my birthday with me today?”
Song Anchen pursed his lips and nodded, his gaze turning to He Jin, “How about you come along with us? It’s more fun if there are more people.”
He Jin hesitated a little and looked at Yisheng. He saw Yisheng blink at him, telling him to just do whatever he wants to do. He then looked towards Lin Ruohan, seeing that she looked quite unfriendly, he waved his hand, “It’s fine, I won’t go.”
Song Anchen did not force him to go and grabbed Yisheng’s hand, preparing to leave. His action caused He Jin and Lin Ruohan to widen their eyes, and both of them looked at the scene in shock.
He Jin suddenly yelled, “I want to go as well,” After he said that, he instantly wore his shoes and followed them.
Yisheng wanted to pull her hand away, but Song Anchen was holding her hand tightly. She felt a strange feeling the whole way back. The four of them were relatively silent until they reached a cake shop and Lin Ruohan suddenly refused to continue walking. The three of them turned their heads back to look at her and she said stubbornly, “I don’t want to go home to celebrate my birthday, I want to go to a bar to celebrate!!” She used a lot of force to speak, her voice had the arrogance of a princess.
He Jin scratched his head, “How do you celebrate your birthday in a bar?”
“We can dance, drink alcohol and go crazy!” Lin Ruohan gritted her teeth and stared at the interlocked hands of Yisheng and Song Anchen.
He Jin had been to a bar before and said that he was alright with the idea. He looked at Song Anchen, who had always followed the rules, “What do you think?”
Song Anchen simply smiled and shook their intertwined hands, asking Yisheng with a doting look, “What do you want to do?”
Yisheng had been to a bar before, but she was normally accompanied by adults. She was a little worried about a few Year Three high school students going to a bar alone. Her eyes turned to look at Lin Ruohan, who was looking at her with a hostile and disdainful gaze.
She was acting like Ye Yisheng was an obstacle in her life. Yisheng instantly felt unhappy and her face was cold, “It’ll be a good experience.”
Even until now, Yisheng was still regretting her choice to agree to go to a bar. That sort of place was not suitable for their age group, it was messy, and even if they were going as a group, some accidents could still happen.