Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
An Xiaxia got up very early and sat at the dining table after washing up.
She was immediately welcomed by surprised looks around the table.
Because of the scandal, An Xiaxia hadn’t been to school for the past few days and had been following an erratic timetable. She usually never got up before ten in the morning.
Something was definitely going on!
“I never thought I would live to see our piglet so diligent. Well, the sooner you get fattened up, the quicker we can send you to the slaughter house. That’s a pleasant thought.” An Yibei sipped his porridge unhurriedly while offering his sarcastic comment at the same time.
An Xiaxia gritted her teeth. “If I’m the piglet, you’re the piglet’s older brother — the big piglet!”
They bantered for a moment like so and An Xiaxia put down her chopsticks angrily. “I’m done. I have some errands to run.”
“Are you going out?” asked Papa An mildly.
“Yes, I’m meeting someone.”
“Is it a boy or a girl?” An Yibei’s guard was immediately up, but he let out a laugh almost right away. “I bet it’s a girl. Su Xiaomo, right? How could any guy like someone like you?”
Around the table, both Sheng Yize and Chi Yuanfeng squirmed a little at this.
An Xiaxia puffed up her cheeks. “It’s a boy! And a very handsome one!”
“Why, so you don’t want your pocket money anymore?” An Yibei narrowed his eyes threateningly.
An Xiaxia gave in right away. “Fine, he’s just a friend. Don’t cut off my pocket money again or I’ll have to eat dirt…”
An Yibei only lit up a little at those words.
With a backpack on her shoulders, An Xiaxia left the house, humming a tune.
Sheng Yize put down his bowl and went up to the third floor with a cold face.
Papa An was utterly baffled, having little idea what was going on with these kids.
He didn’t watch the news and didn’t know what had happened.
He Jiayu and Chi Yuanfeng exchanged a look before going upstairs as well.
Sheng Yize was standing by the window, watching An Xiaxia bounce toward the bus stop.
How dare she talk about dating a handsome man in front of him! This little woman was getting bold!
“If it worries you that much, how about going after her?” teased He Jiayu.
“Why should I? She can meet other guys all she wants. I’d love to see her get sold off by some human trafficker!” Sheng Yize said stubbornly. However, Chi Yuanfeng looked miserable as he said, “Brother, I’m going if you won’t. I don’t want Xiaxia dating other guys…”
But before he could move, Sheng Yize grabbed him by the back of his collar.
“Stop and stay right here. You’ll only make trouble.”
“Oh…” Chi Yuanfeng had always been in awe of Sheng Yize and obeyed him reluctantly.
Sheng Yize put on a baseball cap and gauze mask, then went down the stairs in his nonchalant manner.
Chi Yuanfeng leaned on the windowsill and looked out. As expected, Sheng Yize showed up behind An Xiaxia after a short while and began to trail her.
“That tsundere always says no when he means yes,” remarked He Jiayu. Chi Yuanfeng, on the other hand, sounded intrigued. “Honestly, this stalking Brother Yize looks so wretched, hahaha~”
Stalker Sheng Yize sneezed and frowned. Was someone talking about him behind his back?
After An Xiaxia got on the bus, he hailed a taxi and followed at an unhurried speed.
His ride finally stopped outside the amusement park.
Sheng Yize’s face darkened. She was meeting someone here!
Wasn’t this an ideal place for dating?!
Damn it. What happened to “just a friend”?!
She couldn’t have been blindly tricked into this, could she?
On second thought, that could very likely be the case…
Sheng Yize was suddenly overwhelmed by a sense of mission.
Lowering his cap, he followed her inconspicuously.
Here began operation Save Dummy Xiaxia!
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
“Xiao Yan~” An Xiaxia waved at the teenager a short distance away.
Xiao Yan turned around and smiled at An Xiaxia.
Warm sunlight poured down, highlighting the teenager’s handsome face. The smile on his face was as warm as a spring breeze and also had a shyness to it, like someone seeing a loved one.
“You came so early!” An Xiaxia’s chest heaved with her panting and Xiao Yan looked away after a brief glance. “Not really. I only just got here.”
“Oh…” An Xiaxia rubbed her head. “Let’s go get tickets!”
The two joined the queue outside the ticket office. An Xiaxia was going to pay when Xiao Yan quickly bought the tickets for both of them, then led her in.
“Wait, let me give you back the money.” An Xiaxia was embarrassed. She never liked taking advantage of others.
Xiao Yan smiled. “How about I pay for your ticket and you buy me lunch?”
An Xiaxia tilted her head and found it a reasonable suggestion.
“Oh, alright!” She nodded earnestly.
A certain fellow shadowing the two mocked silently: hitting on a girl with such an old-school trick? Bah!
The two of them walked around the big amusement park first, then decided to ride the rollercoaster.
An Xiaxia was so sure of herself before getting on, but she couldn’t stop screaming when the rollercoaster began to move.
OMG! Why is it so high up?!
She thought she would actually burst into tears on the highest slope. It was then that Xiao Yan held her hand, as if trying to comfort her with his body temperature.
The couple of minutes up there were insufferable.
An Xiaxia walked out on shaky legs as she patted her chest, still frightened.
“Xiaxia, are you alright? Do you need to rest?” Xiao Yan looked concerned.
An Xiaxia shook her head and took a long moment to recover.
“How about we ride that next?” Xiao Yan pointed at the merry-go-round not far away.
An Xiaxia actually liked the idea very much. The carousel had two circles and was richly decorated in pink. A lot of kids were lining up for it.
But… didn’t guys like Xiao Yan hate it?
Sensing An Xiaxia’s confusion, he smiled. “That’s ok. I actually want to have a go, too.”
An Xiaxia was reassured by this and trotted over to join the line with a little cheer.
However, she felt a cold sensation on her back the entire time she was queueing, as if someone was staring at her…
An illusion! It had to be an illusion! She comforted herself.
Somewhere not far away in a corner, Sheng Yize leaned on the wall with his arms crossed. One couldn’t tell what expression he had on his face because of the gauze mask he was wearing, but his whole body was saying one thing only:I’m not happy!
NOT HAPPY AT ALL!
How dare that little fool ride the carousel with that toyboy!
A loving and sweet couple they thought they made, did they?
He wanted to storm off more than anything else, but his legs simply wouldn’t move.
Impulse was shouting at him to take An Xiaxia away. However, his rationality was advising against it.
While Sheng Yize was being tormented by his internal conflict, An Xiaxia was having the time of her life.
Xiao Yan was very thoughtful and only took her on the less challenging rides. After An Xiaxia had enjoyed herself to the fullest, Xiao Yan took out a rose from behind him like a magician and began to talk slowly to an astonished An Xiaxia. “Xiaxia, I know it’s rather abrupt, but I haven’t been able to get your image out of my head since the first day of school. I know I’m not good enough, but I’ll do everything I can for you. I like you. Will you be my girlfriend?”