If I Have You, What More Could I Ask For In This Life? - Chapter 4.2
Translated by: Cherry
“Miss, we have lighter food as well, you can take a look,” The waiter smiled politely and said.
Yisheng seemed to be stumped. She took a few more glances, feeling slightly uncomfortable. When she saw that the celery fried with cashews cost 369 RMB, she felt like crying without tears. She hardened her resolve and pretended to be calm on the surface as she said, “Give me a celery fried with cashews.”
“Alright, what else do you want?”
He still wants me to order something else? Yisheng really wanted to scold someone, “There’s no need.” She tried her best to control her temper and smiled as she responded.
“Please wait for a moment,” The waiter was very polite as he collected the menus and bowed to them before leaving.
Only then did Yisheng stop feeling nervous. She raised her eyes and just happened to see Yan Heng’s ambiguous expression. Yisheng smiled awkwardly, “Senior, what are you looking at?”
“Is what you ordered enough for you to eat?” Yan Heng’s tone was very gentle, but no matter how she looked at it, he seemed to have knives hidden in his smile.
“It’s enough, I’m on a diet.”
Yan Heng nodded, seeming to understand, “I remembered that in the past when I ate with you, you really liked eating the strong-tasting foods. Even when you were heaty, you did not care, but now, you have no appetite?”
“Yes ah, haha.” Yisheng really did not know what to say, she kept feeling like he was doing it on purpose.
And the truth was, he was doing it on purpose. It was around the same as when he was in University, he liked to tease her. After the dishes were served, his appetite was excellent, and he insisted on drinking some wine. She had wanted to ignore it and hardened her resolve, It was fine to just spend a bit more. However, she did not expect that the cost of the wine was more expensive than all the dishes at the table, and she really could not hold back anymore.
“Senior, please be nice and let me off!” When the waiter walked away, Yisheng started to beg for mercy in a small voice. Yan Heng looked at Yisheng in shock, his expression dazed.
He’s still acting! However, this time, she did not try to pretend to have enough money. She directly said, “I don’t have any more money. The costs here are not within my spending range.”
“Pft!” Yan Heng finally could not stand it anymore and laughed.
Yisheng finally knew that he was tricking her! As expected, Yan Heng said, “As a senior, I can’t have my junior treat me to a meal. I’ll pay for this mean.”
Yisheng rolled her eyes at him and instantly picked up a shrimp with her chopsticks, “Why didn’t you say so earlier?”
And so, she began to eat a lot. Yan Heng kept smiling as he looked at her eat, a strange satisfied expression on his face.
“Oh! Doctor Yan!” Someone called out from behind Yisheng suddenly.
(T/N: I didn’t know a better way to translate it, but the proper TL here for ‘Doctor Yan’ is ‘Big Doctor Yan’, or something like that, it’s a more casual way of calling him, like teasing him by saying he’s now a doctor, that sort of thing. It shows that they’re kind of close, and she’s not exactly calling him in a way that patients would.)
Yan Heng raised his head to look towards where the sound came from. He stood up, “Lin Ruohan?”
Yisheng choked. She raised her head to look at the hand that Yan Heng was holding, and followed the hand upwards to look at Lin Ruohan. Her natural tall figure, long curly hair that had been dyed blonde, the black dress that contrasted against her white skin. The impression she gave people was that of an elegant person.
Lin Ruohan seemed to have felt Yisheng’s gaze and lowered her head to look at Yisheng. Instantly, she paled in shock. That’s right, she should be shocked. She had suddenly met an old friend that she had not seen for six years at this place.
“Aren’t you studying fashion design in France? Why did you come back?” Yan Heng did not know the relationship between the two of them and was oblivious.
Lin Ruohan smiled and said, “A foreign clothing company hired me with a high salary.”
“Oh, I see,” Yan Heng smiled and looked at Yisheng, who was looking at them. He said, feeling uneasy, “Yisheng, let me introduce her.”
“Yisheng stood up, not looking at Yan Heng. Instead, she was looking at Lin Ruohan. She smiled politely, “There’s no need for introductions. We know each other.”
Lin Ruohan also smiled, “It’s been a long time, Ye Yisheng.” She was still the princess with an arrogant aura, even her greeting had an imposing manner to it. She was tall and no matter how much Yisheng tried to make herself grow taller, she was still half a head shorter than her even now. Furthermore, she was wearing flats that had no heels at all, making Lin Ruohan seem even taller and even more domineering.
Yisheng had long become used to Lin Ruohan’s attitude. She was unaffected as she smiled and said, “Yes, how have you been?”
Lin Ruohan smiled and said, “Thanks to you, I spent a year seeing a psychiatrist and went overseas after.”
Yisheng paled, not saying anything more. Yan Heng moved his lips, wanting to speak when he saw that Lin Ruohan’s eyes were no longer resting on Yisheng. She had turned towards Yan Heng, “Doctor Yan, we can chat again when we’re both free. I’ll be leaving first.”
After she said that, Lin Ruohan left, arrogantly and coldly, leaving behind a confused Yan Heng. Yan Heng looked at Yisheng, finding it strange. At that moment, Yisheng’s expression was not very good either, in fact, she was a little stunned.
“Yisheng, it turns out that you have a backstory too,” Yan Heng smiled, self-mockingly. He had thought that he knew her very well, he knew that she had a childhood friend that she loved a lot. However, that childhood friend had a relationship with another girl in the end and broke her heart. And her father had been caught for corruption and sent to prison when she was in her most vulnerable state. At that time, she could only leave her home and go north to study to avoid reality. He only knew that little, but he did not think that she would also have a backstory and that it would be a backstory that she could not tell others.
Yisheng calmed down again, sitting back down on the chair quietly, continuing to eat the expensive Boston prawns. She had a calm demeanor as if she had not met anyone. Yan Heng lowered his face and gaze slightly, watching her eat slowly.
At that time, he finally knew, that some things were insurmountable. He could never interfere with her memories of her youth. He was suddenly very curious. What sort of person was her childhood friend? He occupied all of Yisheng’s memories of her youth, both the happy times and the sad times.