Chapter 28

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T/N: There is no title for this chapter. It was a horrible character where I got stuck every few paragraphs in the beginning. I will aim for double or triple releases in the next couple days.

The two remained separated by a single door. Each lost in their thoughts. Each feeling apprehensive. Each feeling overwhelmed with emotion.

At around two in the afternoon, Li Yundong got to his feet and called out to the person inside the bedroom, “I’m going to class.”

He was uncertain if Su Chan, who he had given a scare to earlier, would come out of the room.

However, against Li Yundong’s expectations, almost the instant after he called, the door opened. A beautiful girl delicate as a flower and refined like jade slowly walked out. Her face was flushed red and her head was hung very low. She walked to Li Yundong’s side and reached out to pull on the sleeve of Li Yundong’s shirt.

Internally, Li Yundong let out a sigh of relief. He broke out into a smile. “I thought you wouldn’t come out.”

Su Chan raised her head, her gaze drifting and she murmured, “This kind of thing can’t happen again.”

Li Yundong smiled in embarrassment and said, “It won’t happen. I promise it won’t. Let’s go. I’m going to be late. As he spoke, he strode toward the elevator.

Su Chan followed behind Li Yundong. Internally, she kept cursing herself for being useless. ‘Before, didn’t I decide to firmly teach him a lesson? To make sure he doesn’t get any ideas? But why is it that when I saw him, my heart softened? If this keeps up, sooner or later, we’ll end up doing it too early. His primordial yang body will be broken and not only will the Human Origin Gold Pill be wasted, my own primordial yin body would also break. That really would be giving away the bride and losing the army too!”*1

Su Chan followed behind Li Yundong. Her face full of anxiety and indecision.

How could Li Yundong know that the little fox was thinking of these things? He rushed all the way to school. Just as he entered the school build, he saw two people exiting the classroom in a rage. As they walked, they spoke to each other.

“Nuo Nuo, calm down already.” The speaker was Cheng Cheng.

The round-faced beauty Feng Nuo walked as she replied seething in rage, “That lecherous old man. He actually dared to hit on me. I really want to kick him down here! I’m really glad Li Yundong kicked him back then. He deserved it.”

Cheng Cheng had sharp eyes. She pointed at Li Yundong and said, “Ai. Speak of Cao Cao and Cao Cao comes!”*2

Feng Nuo immediately ran toward Li Yundong. “Hey, I finally found you!”

Upon seeing her, Li Yundong felt like his head was about to explode. He smiled bitterly and said, “Grand aunt, what do you want now? Did you already help me solve the expulsion problem?”

Feng Nuo snorted and said, “Not yet. However, it’ll be solved soon.”

Cheng Cheng who stood on the side interjected and blurted out, “For your sake, Feng Nuo let go of her pride and went to beg Director Qian. But that molester old man actually wanted Nuo Nuo to sleep with him!”

Feng Nuo knit her brows and glared at Cheng Cheng, “Even if you don’t talk, no one thinks that you’re a mute!”*3

Cheng Cheng had a wronged expression on her face as she muttered, “Aren’t I just concerned that your good deeds will go noticed?”

Upon hearing this, Li Yundong frowned and said angrily, “That fellow really doesn’t learn his lesson!”

After he said that, he turned his head to glance at Su Chan. “Last time, you should have kicked him a bit harder!”

Su Chan heard and raised her eyebrows, “Okay. I’ll go kick him again right now.”

Li Yundong, Feng Nuo, and Cheng Cheng all started with fright.

Li Yundong hurriedly pulled Su Chan to a stop. “Forget it. It was just an expression. Don’t take it serious. If you really injured him with your kick. None of us will get away!”

Feng Nuo sighed and spoke with extreme grievance, “These years, human trash come out on top, good guys end up bullied. Where are the morals of society? Don’t worry. This matter, I’ll definitely take care of it for you. I will definitely carry through my promise to you.”

Li Yundong nodded at her. He smiled and said, “Then I’ll be troubling you.”

Feng Nuo took along Cheng Cheng and swiftly took her leave. Cheng Cheng asked from beside her, “Nuo Nuo, what will you do now?”

Feng Nuo frowned and thought for a while. She said, “I have a solution.”

Cheng Cheng’s eyes lit up. “What kind of solution?”

Feng Nuo said, “Let’s ask Zhou Qin!”

Cheng Cheng had a disdainful look on her face. “Tsk, didn’t you say you would definitely not ask her for help?”

Feng Nuo looked upward and jokingly said, “Hmph, that was then and this is now.”

Li Yundong watched at Feng Nuo and Cheng Cheng leave. He said to Su Chan, “That girl is actually quite chivalrous.”

How could Li Yundong know that the real reason Feng Nuo worked so hard to help him settle this issue was because she wanted to see him make a fool of himself at the exchange by performing chest plank boulder break!

Su Chan nodded her head and added her own opinion, “En. Truly a decent first-rate cultivation furnace!”

Li Yundong glanced at Su Chan feeling really gloomy. “Can you stop calling every girl you see a good cultivation furnace already?”

Su Chan looked at Li Yundong in puzzlement. She said, “Why? Every woman under the heavens is a cultivation furnace!”

After she said this, the surrounding immediately fell into silence.

The classmates around them all stared at Su Chan and Li Yundong using gazes full of utter astonishment.

Li Yundong nearly broke down at this. He wanted to cry but had no tears. ‘This girl is pretty normal at home. How come every time she leaves home, she ends up saying something weird?’

Li Yundong’s face felt like it was feverishly burning. He pulled Su Chan along and ran into the school building. He could heard a cacophony of strange laughter behind him.

After finally entering the classroom and sitting down somewhere in the back, Sun Li found him. She stared distractedly with a strange expression on her face, as if remember what happened this morning. She suppressed her laughter and walked until she stood in front of Li Yundong. She said, “Yo. Great love saint, why are you coming to class personally?”

Her smiling expression made Li Yundong’s face burned in embarrassment. He forced himself past his shame and replied, “How can I not come? I’m going to get expelled soon.”

Upon mentioning this matter, Sun Li’s face also fell. She looked at Li Yundong and sighed. “Oh you. You’re to good at causing trouble!”

Li Yundong smiled wryly. “It’s always trouble that finds me. How can someone low-profile like me voluntarily cause trouble?”

Sun Li cast a glance at Su Chan, who was by Li Yundong’s side and said meaningfully, “With a great beauty like that by your side, I’m afraid it’ll be difficult even if you want to maintain a low profile.”

Li Yundong twitched his nose, sniffing at the air. “How come I can smell something sour? Eh? It seems to be coming from you!”*4

Sun Li stomped her foot and angrily said, “Li Yundong. Don’t look for my help. You’re on your own!” After she spoke, she turned and left.

Li Yundong watched Sun Li leave. He smiled wryly and shook his head. A male student in the row in front of his turned around. With a serious expression on his face, he asked, “Li Yundong, you’re going to get expelled?”

Li Yundong gave him a glance. He only felt this student was unfamiliar. Even though they have been classmates for a year, today was the first time they talked. He lazily replied, “Yeah.”

The male student spoke with a surprised expression on his face, “Then what will you do?”

Li Yundong sneered and said, “Heaven wants to rain. Mother wants to remarry. What can you do? What will come, will come! Even if this place does not want me, there will naturally be a place for me somewhere else. If no place wants me, then I’ll travel somewhere else.”

These words made the surrounding students burst out into laughter. A similarly unfamiliar female student turned around and said, “You can’t. Someone as entertaining as you shouldn’t get expelled like this.”

Li Yundong was so depressed he wanted to vomit blood. These fellows apparently thought of him as a clown, here to provide for everyone’s amusement.

He rolled his eyes and stopped paying attention to these senseless fellows.

The surrounding classmates upon noticing his bad mood also chose not to strike up a conversation. They lowered their heads and started chatting with each other.

Slowly, the time for class approached. The large classroom became packed with people. There were only a few open seats left, which were beside Su Chan.

Su Chan was too beautiful. Moreover, she was too valiant. The guys did not dare sit nearby. The girls also did not dare sit nearby, fearing they would become green leaves to contrast Su Chan’s flower.

When Zhou Qin and Ding Nan leisurely walked into the classroom, they stared blankly. They did not think that there would be so many people today. Their eyes swept around the classroom directly ending upon Li Yundong.

“Hello, please let me through.” Zhou Qin’s voice was extraordinarily gentle. When Li Yundong glanced toward her, there was a hint of a smile on the corners of her lips.

This stunned the surrounding students for a moment. Zhou Qin was famous for not speaking or smiling easily. How come she spoke so warmly and smiled at that fellow today?

‘Wasn’t it said Li Yundong confessed to Zhou Qin and Zhou Qin rejected? Could it be that Zhou Qin took a fancy to this fellow?*5 It can’t be, right?’

Li Yundong currently had the little fox Su Chan. He could be considered fully content in his achievements. It really did seem like he regarded all the beauties in the world as fleeting clouds. He stood up and gave a slight smile. He nodded and indicated that she could pass.

Zhou Qin looked Li Yundong in the eye. She found, to her surprise, the eyes of this man were amazingly pure, without a trace of the hair-raising lust and possessive desires seen in the eyes of other men.

She had never before seen this kind of pure gaze in the eyes of any other man around here. It was as if he were looking at actual grass, flowers, and trees by the street, or looking at bird and clouds in the sky!

Zhou Qin was somewhat captivated for a time, right up until Ding Nan gently pushed her from behind. Then she seemed to wake up from a dream. She lowered her head. Her hair like a waterfall flowed down and covered half of her face.

Li Yundong could still see through the gaps between that black waterfall a sliver of blushing skin.

When Zhou Qin and Ding Nan sat down. The disturbance caused by these two top-notch beauties slowly died down and disappeared. However, not long after, a male student also walked over. He frowned and looked at the already filled seats surrounding Zhou Qin. His gaze swept past Su Chan’s beautiful face and finally came to a rest on Li Yundong.

“Hey, classmate. Change seats with me!” This male student very impolitely shouted at Li Yundong.

Li Yundong was currently agitated and his thought were in turmoil over the possibility of expulsion. When he heard someone speak like that, he raised his head and took a look, only to find a guy with a handsome face, a tall figure, and a full set of brand-name attire. The surrounding female students were infatuated as they looked at him. They secretly whispered to each other, “Take a look. Take a look. That’s Liu Chuan! He really is cool and handsome!”

“I heard his family has a ton of money. A second generation plutocrat!”*6

“Ai. He’s handsome and he’s got money. He really is a rare treasure. Whoever manages to catch him will gain huge benefits!”

“He’s also really great on the basketball teach. He’s got a nickname of Liu Chuan Feng Jr.”

Li Yundong heard these words. In his mind, he sneered. ‘Please. Not every guy named Liu is Liu Chuang Feng. They could also be Liumang (hoodlum)!’*7

Li Yundong had the intention of playing with Liu Chuan. He purposely pretended to point at Li Chuan with a pleasantly surprised expression on his face. “Ah! Ah! Aren’t you that person? Hey, you really look like an action celebrity! Let me think… which celebrity was it?”

Li Chuan was secretly delighted. He put on a humble expression and said, “I really don’t.”

The surrounding students noticed Li Yundong seemed completely serious. They all took at look at Liu Chuan’s face out of curiosity, wondering which celebrity he resembled.

Receiving all that attention, Liu Chuan straightened his back and stood proudly straight in response, a look of intelligence and refinement appearing on his face.

Li Yundong secretly laughed to himself. He slapped his head and shouted out, “Aiya, I remember now. You look like big sis Wu Tenglan (Ran Asakawa)!”*8

When those words were said, Liu Chuan’s proud smile suddenly froze. The surrounding students howled with laughter.

It really is an ‘action’ celebrity!

Ding Nan, who had been drinking milk tea, spit all her milk tea on the ground with a ‘pfft’. She laughed so hard that she swayed back and forth. Zhou Qin turn away and secretly laughed into her hand.

Liu Chuan eyes flashed with anger. However, for the sake of maintaining his image in front of the beauties, he managed to keep up his smile. It was just that his smile was rather awkward and insipid as if it were covered by a layer of cement.

“Fellow classmate, did you hear what I said to you earlier?” Liu Chuan coughed drily.

Li Yundong pretended not to understand. “What did you say? I didn’t hear.”

Liu Chuan pointed at Li Yundong’s seat and said, “I’m going to switch seats with you.”

Li Yundong asked back, “Why should I switch seats with you?”

Liu Chuan smiled coldly. He took out an Armani wallet from his Armani pants, and took out several large bills from within. He waved them in front of Li Yundong’s eye. “Take it!”

Li Yundong return his disrespect in kind and casually accepted the money. Then he sat back down on his seat. He winked at Su Chan who was completely oblivious to why everyone was laughing earlier. “Aiya. Someone impatiently came over here to gift me with money. Truly a rare occurrence!”

Liu Chuan saw that Li Yundong accepted the money but did not have any intentions of vacating the seat. His face was white in anger. “Hey, you took the money, not get out of the way!”

Li Yundong turned around and looked at him in confusion, “What? Didn’t you want to gift me with money?”

Li Chuan was so angry that he felt dizzy. “I gave you money so that you would vacate that seat! You took my money so you should give me that seat!”

Li Yundong smiled and said, “Did you ever say that? I never said I would give you my seat now, did I?”

Li Yundong smiled and waved the bills in his hand before Liu Chuan’s eyes. “Hey, how about this? I give you money and you hurry up and disappeared from my sight. How about it?”

Liu Chuan angrily said, “This is my money!”

Li Yundong said, “But you gave it to me!”

Liu Chuan was just about to explode. “That is the money I gave you for your seat!”

Li Yundong smiled and said, “But I never agree to give you my seat!”

Liu Chuan was so frustrated by Li Yundong that he felt faint. He struggled to take big breaths. His chest violently moved up and down. He gnashed his teeth and said, “Good. Good! I don’t want this money. You can keep this money. That way you can buy a funeral casket!”

Li Yundong returned his disrespect in kind, “Good. I’ll buy one just for you!”

Liu Chuan was so angry his body trembled. He clenched his fists tightly. He unwaveringly stared at Li Yundong for a while. “Are you looking to die?”

Li Yundong’s glared back, his eyes flashing like lightning. “Say that one more time! I will immediately let you know which one of us is looking to die!”

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*1 Primordial yin/yang body is basically virgin body | giving away the bride and losing the army too is an idiom that means to suffer double losses after trying to trick the enemy.

*2 Chinese version of speak of the devil. Using the general Cao Cao as the reference.

*3 You talk too much.

*4 In Chinese, sour refer to jealousy or soreness (of heart)… Someone makes a girl jealous then an expression would be spill the vinegar. A girl who tends to be jealous would be called a vinegar vat.

*5 literally, Zhou Qin wants to eat turn around grass? Which basically means going after someone she already rejected.

*6 second generation rich person. I wasn’t sure whether to use magnate or plutocrat but based on the society of China, plutocrat is quite accurate.

*7 Rukawa Kaede from Slam Dunk the anime. Also the guy’s name is Liu, Rukawa Kaede’s name Chinese starts with Liu and the Chinese word for hoodlum gangster pervert etc. also starts with Liu (Liumang), though it’s a different characters.

*8 Ran Asakawa is a Japanese porn star.

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7 thoughts on “Chapter 28

    1. Ironically, the references are the easy part. Sometimes Chinese wording isn’t in the form of an idiom and it also won’t translate well into English. At those time, it’s easy to get stuck until the proper wording can be found. For example, ‘her gaze drifting’ required help from translator’s discord. I thought it was more poetic, turbulent eyes or moist eyes or something. But drifting is a nice middle between that and the literal her eyes moved about.

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      1. Ha, I think that’s every translator’s problem. Words not translating directly and trying to maintain the original meaning.

        Idioms can be a pain too… Chinese novels seem to really love liberally using them and if you’re not aware of the idiom prior to translating, it can be hard to pin down from what I’ve seen…

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  1. “Aiya, I remember now. You look like big sis Wu Tenglan (Rukawa Kaede)!”*8
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    *8 Ran Asakawa is a Japanese porn star.
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    I think this is a TN typo, unless I’m mistaken
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    Anyway, thanks for the chapter!

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