If I Have You, What More Could I Ask For In This Life? - Chapter 17.2
Translated by: Cherry
The movie had just started when Zhao Jixiang’s phone started to ring. Zhao Jixiang angrily answered the call, “Why are you calling me? Aren’t you very busy?”
Yisheng did not know what the person on the other end of the call said but Zhao Jixiang’s expression warmed up slightly, “I’m in the movie theatre at People’s Square with Yisheng.”
Zhao Jixiang then said, “There was no one to keep me company, so I called Yisheng,” She paused. When the person on the other end of the call finished speaking, she then said, “Alright, since you said that, I’ll go to your school right now.”
Zhao Jixiang hung up the phone and pulled on Yisheng, “Come on, let’s go to Medical University A now.”
“Ah?” Yisheng stumbled as she was pulled forward. She used some strength and forced Zhao Jixiang to stop. Then, Yisheng asked, “Why are we going to Medical University A?”
“Xiao Zhuozi said that we can meet at the magpie bridge at Medical University A. He’s almost done with writing his essay.”
(T/N: A reference to Qixi Festival, there’s a page on this, but the specific reference to the magpie bridge is because the couple (the weaver girl and the cowherd) are only allowed to meet once a year using a bridge of magpie.)
“The two of you can meet at the magpie bridge. What does this have to do with me? I don’t want to be the third wheel,” She instantly wanted to roll her eyes and Zhao Jixiang. However, she did not expect Zhao Jixiang to say, “Your beloved childhood sweetheart is also at Medical University A. He specially instructed me to bring you over.”
Ever since the ‘report’ that night, Yisheng had not seen Song Anchen, and her questions had yet to be answered. She had thought that Song Anchen knew that she had found out about that matter and did not dare to meet her. She thought he was purposely avoiding her, but it turned out that Song Anchen had gone back to school to write his essay.
Why did she suddenly feel like she was so paranoid?
It would be good for her to visit Medical University A. That was the place she had always dreamed of.
Medical University A was the largest professional university in B City. When Yisheng walked into the university that had been her dream university since she was young, suddenly, her heart felt heavy. Along the riverside and under the willow trees, a few couples walked by one by one, some couples were sitting on the benches and leaning against each other, or strolling by under the trees. In the afterglow of the setting sun, there was a romantic feeling of growing old together.
Many people said that Medial University A’s environment was very suitable for love. If one went to Medical University A and did not date once, it was a waste. What they said was true, it was very romantic.
Zhao Jixiang saw that Yisheng had slowed down to look at all the famous dating spots in Medical University A and could not help but smile and say, “In the past, when Xiao Zhuozi and I were dating, we often came here. In this sort of environment, one could not resist doing bad things. My first kiss was given to him here.”
“Oh, I thought you were about to say that you slept with him for the first time here,” Yisheng covered her mouth and teased her. Zhao Jixiang glanced at her, “That sort of thing requires the correct time, place, and person. We broke up after dating for a year, there was no time for such things.”
Based on what she said, Zhao Jixiang had really intended on doing it? Yisheng was shocked. Zhao Jixiang led her to the library. Medical University A’s library had six floors and was circular. The two of them entered through the south gate and found them doing notes on the fourth floor.
This was a four-person table, and the table was covered in books. Song Anchen was wearing a pair of black-framed glasses that students used. With the glasses placed on the bridge of his handsome nose, with his white skin, he looked like a youthful and ignorant teenager. He and Xiao Zhuozi were sitting on different sides of the table, and they looked very serious. The two of them did not even notice Yisheng and Zhao Jixiang’s arrival. Zhao Jixiang sat down next to Xiao Zhuozi and lowered her normally loud voice, holding onto his arm as she said, “Sweetheart, how long more will it take?”
Her sudden appearance caused the two men who had originally been focused on their work to be shocked. Xiao Zhuozi’s whole body trembled, and Song Anchen put down his pen to look. Xiao Zhuozi said, “I’m not as efficient as Song Anchen. He’s finished it already, but I haven’t. He’s helping me look for materials now.”
Yisheng looked at Song Anchen and saw him smiling as he looked at her. It was a very light smile, but it caused Yisheng to feel very uneasy. When she thought about the report, she felt especially uncomfortable.
“Yisheng, don’t stand there, sit,” Zhao Jixiang saw that Yisheng was still standing there dumbly and hurriedly called Yisheng to sit down in the seat opposite her and next to Song Anchen. It was the only empty seat on the table.
Yisheng hesitated for a moment but sat down by his side.
Now that she was closer to Song Anchen, she felt even more uncomfortable. She randomly took a book and flipped through it. She happened to flip to the chapter on the female physiological make-up. She just glanced at it, but Song Anchen said in a soft voice, “If you don’t understand this, you can ask me.”
She instantly stopped flipping the page and glanced at him. He looked knowledgeable, “I got full marks for physiology.”
Xiao Zhuozi chimed in, “I think you got full marks for your obstetrics and gynecology class too.”
“If I recall correctly, Song Anchen got the national scholarship every year, right? He got first for every subject,” Zhao Jixiang added, slightly confused.
Yisheng looked at Song Anchen’s natural and seemingly harmless smile. She could not help but shudder, why did this non-human creature understand a female’s body so well? She turned her face and asked Xiao Zhuozi, “You must be very good at this too?”
“I’m not as good as Anchen, haha,” When Xiao Zhuozi talked about himself, he was slightly embarrassed. Zhao Jixiang poked him, “How can you compare to Song Anchen? He’s the last student Professor Zhou taught.”
“Ah, Anchen, didn’t Professor Zhou ask you to visit his office before seven?”
Song Anchen stood up and removed his glasses, passing a copy of the information he was reading to Zhao Jixiang, “Help Ah Yuan copy this out. I’ll get going first.”
(T/N: Ah Yuan here is referring to Xiao Zhuozi)
“Alright,” Zhao Jixiang was dumbfounded.
Yisheng was also confused. However, she did not expect Song Anchen to pull her with him. She followed behind and asked, “What are you bringing me along for?”
“The two of them want to enjoy their alone time. Don’t be a third wheel.”
“That’s true,” Yisheng nodded her head. “But you have things to do. What should I do?”
“The solution is very simple. Come with me to meet my teacher.”
“Ah??” Yisheng was stunned. She did not know that Professor Zhou. What was she going to see him for? In what capacity? The two of them walked out of the library, and the more she thought about it, the more Yisheng found it strange. She wanted to pull her hand out of Song Anchen’s grasp, but unexpectedly, he was holding her hand very tightly, and she could not pull her hand free.
“About that, I don’t think it’s good for me to go. How about I wait for you somewhere?”
“With your curiosity, you’ll get lost,” Song Anchen stopped walking and turned around to look at her.
“I promise to stay at that spot.”
“Hm?” he raised his eyebrow. Obviously, he knew her too well. Her promises were often useless.
“Alright, if you don’t find me embarrassing, you can bring me along. If your professor sees that you have a friend like me, he’ll definitely think that you have bad taste,” Her clothes right now were too shabby, and there was a big difference in class between her and Song Anchen.
Instead of agreeing, Song Anchen hugged her, “I’m willing to.” Yisheng looked at his smooth brows and suddenly understood.
While they were walking in Medical University A, she seemed to have become the focus of everyone, and a lot of people turned to look at her. Yisheng had felt troubled, were the two of them very special? Wasn’t it just a male and a female walking together in school? Until she heard…
“Isn’t that the top student, Song Anchen? Who’s the woman next to him? They’re even hugging?”
“Ah, Song Anchen, the cold prince that the previous school flower, Luo Luoshi had chased for N years? At that time, didn’t he say he did not date?”
(T/N: School flower here means the girl that people thought was the prettiest in school.)
Yisheng was stunned. So Luo Luoshi was the school that had chased after Song Anchen until she graduated. She gritted her teeth. He had been having a secret affair with Luo Luoshi since a long time ago. She shook her arm, shaking Song Anchen’s hand off. “It’ll be bad if Luo Luoshi saw this. After all, you and her…”
“Have a child together?” Song Anchen helped her say the words that she had a hard time saying. Yisheng’s face paled and she did not rebut his words.
“You think too much,” Song Anchen wrapped his arms around his chest and said by her ear softly, “I’m a picky eater.”