If I Have You, What More Could I Ask For In This Life? - Chapter 2.3
Translated by: Cherry
Yisheng had thought that they had completely broken it off. After being completely alone for a few days, the kind He Jin sent Yi Sheng home, acting as a ‘protector for weak maidens’. Every time they went to the bicycle lots to retrieve their bikes, they would see Lin Ruohan, who would be obediently standing outside the bicycle lots, and Song Anchen, who would have a smile on his face.
Yisheng and Song Anchen’s eyes would never meet and they would walk by each other like they were complete strangers. Their relationship was one of standing on complete opposite edges, with an entire galaxy separating them.
Their relationship took a turn for the better when Yisheng’s father, Ye Tianming went to Song Anchen’s house to drink alcohol. When Yisheng saw the note her dad left behind after she returned home, she went to knock on the door of Song Anchen’s house very reluctantly. The person who opened the door was Song Anchen. It was like he had predicted Yisheng’s arrival and the reason why she was there. He turned his body to the side and made way for her, having her enter the house.
As soon as Yisheng walked in, she saw her dad drinking alcohol. Ye Tianming saw that his daughter had arrived and happily called her over. He passed her a box. Yisheng looked at Ye Tianming, confused. Ye Tianming happily said, “It’s the phone our department gave out to everyone. It’s the newest model, I heard that it be used to take photographs. Lao Song gave the phone to his son, so I’m giving the phone to my daughter.
Yisheng opened the box to take a look. It was the extravagant and high-quality camera phone that the magazines had been praising like crazy recently. She thanked her dad. Suddenly, the phone rang. She looked at the number calling in shock, and to her surprise, it showed that it was Song Anchen calling.
Ye Tianming glanced at the phone and laughed, “Anchen’s calling you.”
She accepted the call suspiciously. Song Anchen’s low voice could be heard, “Come to my room.”
Only then did Yisheng realize that Song Anchen was no longer in the living room. She knocked the door and entered, hesitating. When she entered, she saw Song Anchen sitting on his bed properly, smiling at her foolishly. It was that smile that helped the two of them reconcile…
After the two of them got their phones, they would often send messages for fun when they were bored. Sending and receiving messages made them very happy. Once in a while, there would even be a message with just the word ‘hello’, and a single ‘yes’ sent in response. This was how wasteful they had been back when she had money.
In the second test, for the first time, Song Anchen scored just seventy marks for his science and math papers. There was a big difference from the nearly full marks scores he would get in the past, and this caused the teachers to become very concerned. On the other hand, Lin Ruohan was still the last place. He had failed to help the other person and had even deteriorated till such an extent. Frantic, the teacher gave up on the plan for peer tutoring. Yisheng asked him once, did he purposely do badly on this exam? She could not believe that he would get such bad grades.
Song Anchen smiled but did not answer.
Their relationship became good again. However, that did not last for long. Lin Ruohan already existed between the two of them. No matter what they did, they could not ignore it, because Lin Ruohan’s mother married Song Anchen’s father and Song Anchen would not ignore his younger sister.
Lin Ruohan moved to Song Anchen’s house, and the two of them stayed under the same roof. From then on, every time they moved about, it was always the three of them. He Jin had once smiled nad said that Yisheng was the third wheel. And Yisheng also begun to feel that more and more people were looking at her with a gaze that said she was a third wheel.
She was not as pretty as Lin Ruohan, and when they walked on the streets, she would often be squeezed to the side. When they rode on bicycles, she would often follow behind quietly and look at the two people who were intimately riding a bike together in front. She felt that she seemed very unnecessary.
After that, in the morning, before school started, she would leave earlier than them, and she would also eat earlier than them. It was the same thing after school. She did not want to continue in such a manner.
“Yisheng, what’s the matter with you recently?” Song Anchen sent her a message.
She did not reply. And no matter how many messages she received after that, she did not reply with even a single word.