If I Have You, What More Could I Ask For In This Life? - Chapter 15.2
Hey!! I’m back, but I’ll have to stick to one mini chapter a week until my holidays come… Sorry ;-;. Thank you for understanding~
Translated by: Cherry
When applause sounded, she saw him smile slightly and reach out his arm to hug the pile of chips to his chest. Yisheng blinked, that was a lot.
There was someone who mumbled next to her, “This young man is good. In two hours, he’s made fifty thousand from three thousand.”
Yan Heng seemed to have heard that as well. His hands were clasped together as he looked at his younger brother quietly. He then saw his younger brother boldly bet all the money he had just earned. In the new round, everyone was obviously a lot more nervous, and everyone held their breath and watched without turning their gazes.
There was one of each card, and the card in front of him was Q, the number was very big and it was easy to exceed the maximum number of points. The dealer had an A, and they were playing soft total this round, so A could be one point or eleven points. It was very advantageous. Now, all that mattered was whether he was going to take more cards, stop taking cards, or increase his bet. Normally, people would continue taking cards, to try their luck. However, he did not do so and directly said, “I’ll stop drawing cards.”
(T/N: I’m so so sorry I really have no idea about this game or gambling in general, so I might translate it wrongly…)
That meant that this round had already ended, it only depended on the still hidden card. The dealer smiled and opened up the card to show a nine. That means that it was twenty points. The dealer had an A in his hand, and it was the highest card, which meant that he had twenty-one points. The card that the youth had in his hand was a Q, which was ten points. The only one that could get eleven points was an A, if he got eleven points, that was a Blackjack, he would get 1.5 times of his bet back. If it was not an A, then the fifty thousand would be lost, without a single cent left.
The on-lookers were nervously looking at his other card. The pessimistic people naturally did not hold much hope. How many As could there be in the eight remaining cards? There was already one A out, how could there be another A?
The young man yawned and flipped the card. The moment a spades ace appeared on the table, the whole Blackjack area cheered. Yisheng was stunned, how did he increase his money by 1.5 times just like that?
The dealer pressed his lips together, a little helpless, “Young man, you have a good future ahead of you.”
He stood up to cash in his chips, ready to leave, but he happened to face the enigmatic Yan Heng. He smiled, “Brother.”
Yan Heng patted his shoulder and had his brother follow him. Before Yan Heng left, he instructed Yisheng, “You can hang out here for a while. I’ll be back soon.”
Yisheng instantly nodded her head. Yan Heng’s brother looked at Yisheng and widened his eyes, pointing at her, “You… You…” He had yet to finish his sentence when he was dragged away by Yan Heng. Yisheng chuckled, did she look very scary? She looked at the whole gambling hall, lacking interest and unsure about what she should look at to pass time.
“Eh? Yisheng?” A woman said from behind her.
Yisheng was stunned and turned around, a little confused. She saw a woman with a hairstyle that was popular among the elegant high-class ladies and wearing a tight black dress that was off-shoulder and long, walking towards Yisheng with a smile on her face.
Her smile was a little familiar. She remembered looking at that smiling face when she was young and holding onto Song Anchen’s hand, saying, “Your Mom is so pretty.” After that, his mother left and what took her place was Song Anchen’s stunning face that he had inherited from his mother.
After many years, Song Anchen’s mother did not change at all. She was still as beautiful as ever, although she was older now, she was still very charming. Every step she took, many people turned to look at her.
“Auntie,” Yisheng felt very uneasy. If she had not forced Song Anchen to stay at that time, he would probably be together with his mother now.
Song Anchen’s mother chuckled, “So the first person I met as soon as I returned to China is my child daughter-in-law.”
(T/N: Like the exact phrase is probably more similar to child bride daughter-in-law, but the main idea is that it’s someone they decided to have as a daughter-in-law since young? Like it’s a joke. After this, if I use child bride and child daughter-in-law, it doesn’t mean that they actually got married when they were young, it’s just a joke since their parents ‘decided’ they wanted them to get engaged when they were young(a joke too).)
Yisheng forced a smile. When they were very young, the two families liked to joke around and decided to betroth Song Anchen and Yisheng when they were young. At that time, she did not understand and even called Song Anchen’s mother ‘mother-in-law’. However, that was something that had happened a very very long time ago.
Song Anchen’s mother glanced around, “You came here alone?”
“No, I came with a friend.”
Song Anchen’s mother nodded her head in understanding, “I’ve already been back for two months, but I haven’t had the opportunity to look for Song Anchen. Is he doing fine now?”
“Oh, he should be doing very well. He’s a doctor in the Third Affiliated Hospital of B City, and I’m a nurse there as well.”
“Is that so,” Song Anchen’s mother covered her mouth and chuckled, “At that time, I asked him to study economics, but he refused to and insisted on going to medical school. I didn’t know what’s so good about being a doctor. It was only after that I found out it was for his child bride. He could not bear to separate from her,” Song Anchen’s mother teased Yisheng, “The two of you got together in high school, and it’s already been seven to eight years now. When are you two getting married?”
Yisheng was stunned, not sure about how to answer. She had not thought that Song Anchen had chosen medical school for her, and she had not expected that Song Anchen’s mother would not know about what had happened to them six years ago.
Song Anchen’s mother saw Yisheng looking at her in shock and misunderstood. “Oh, I’ve been in Las Vegas with my foreigner husband these few years, and have not asked Song Anchen about his matters at all. Did you two already get married?”
“No,” Yisheng hurriedly waved her hands.
“Find a suitable time and go get married.”
“Ah?” Yisheng said, “No, we…”
“What are you saying no for? The two of you are already twenty-five. I know that you young people like to live together unmarried. But Yisheng, although I have confidence in my son, that his heart is completely with you, the longer you are together, the less passion you’ll have. If you get pregnant before marriage, you won’t even be able to wear a wedding dress. The time that you’re most beautiful is when you wear a wedding dress,” Song Anchen’s mother was serious, but Yisheng was breaking out in cold sweat. What was going on? She wanted to explain when a waiter walked over, “Madame, the boss is calling.”
Song Anchen’s mother glanced over and hummed, expressionless, “Alright.” After that, she turned to smile at Yisheng and say, “I’m a little busy, I’ll go to the hospital on another day to look for you two.”
“Okay,” She gave up, sending off Song Anchen’s mother who rushed off as quickly as she had arrived.
She did not even have time to explain. This misunderstanding was quite bad, she hoped that the next time Song Anchen’s mother came to the hospital to look for them, there would not be such an embarrassing misunderstanding, she really wanted to find tofu and knock her head on it.