Hello, I’m celaena. I’m the same person who translated the previous chapters in NU. I’m changing websites and have already transferred the first chapters here (just waiting for the links in NU to change). If you came here after reading chapter 9.2 on the previous website, you have to click the previous button on THIS website to read the complete chapter 9 (ch.9 on the previous website is incomplete).
Again, I’m an amateur MTL-er/editor/translator so if there’s any mistake in grammar, spelling, etc. please feel free to comment and let me know. Thank you 😉
After the red light flashed twice, the green light turned on.
Seeing her usual stunned appearance, Shen Zhan turned his head and walked forward with his long legs.
“I don’t know.” Lin Jiayin followed and whispered.
She wanted to look at him openly, but the conditions didn’t allow it. She really wanted to look at him like what he did just now. However, the whole school will surely know about their relationship.
Shen Zhan didn’t speak until he finished crossing the road and turned his head again: “Next time, wait for the traffic lights to turn green and remember to watch the cars.”
His eyebrows are still curled like earlier, but the teasing countenance disappeared.
Lin Jiayin said “um.”
“Safety-related accidents happen easily.” Shen Zhan said, “Your eyes are like that of a Bai Changzhi.1It literally means “white, long, straight,” referring to someone who has white or silver straight hair in animated comics or novels. Characters with this kind of characteristic appearance are stereotyped to be either mysterious or weak and short-lived. Which in this case is Shen Zhan telling her that Lin Jiayin’s eyes are that of someone who will die easily. “
“I usually obey the traffic rules.” Lin Jiayin looked at him, her voice getting smaller and smaller: “I haven’t run while the light is still red in the past.”
Shen Zhan bluntly stated: “But you didn’t obey it just now—you almost got hit by a car.”
Lin Jiayin’s voice became even smaller: “…accidentally.”
Who made him look so good that she got distracted while looking?
“Accidents often happen by accident.” Shen Zhan said blankly, “If I didn’t grab you in time, your head may already be here.” He pointed to the ground with his foot, and then gestured to the other side of the road, “And your arms and legs are there.”
The picture he described was too horrible. Lin Jiayin recalled the van flying past by her eyes and abruptly felt afraid. She bit her lower lip.
“Now, are you afraid?” he asked.
Lin Jiayin nodded.
“Have you recorded it in your long memory?” Shen Zhan asked again.
Lin Jiayin replied: “Recorded in long memory.”
Shen Zhan hooked the corner of his mouth: “We’ll see if it would stay there for a long time.”
Lin Jiayin walked for a while and then ran in small steps. Her legs were short compared to Shen Zhan’s long legs—it took two steps to reach him. So before taking a few steps, she will let Shen Zhan walk half a meter away, and then she will follow him in small steps.
The cycle goes back and forth until they reach the shop where keys can be duplicated.
“Key.” Shen Zhan stretched out his hand.
Lin Jiayin took out a key from her bag.
There is only a single key on the keyring, and the rest are all colorful accessories. The yellow-orange flower pendant is particularly eye-catching.
It was two sizes bigger than the key—it looks very cumbersome.
And it looks familiar.
“Do you like sunflowers?” Shen Zhan took it in his hand and looked down, glancing at the sunflower in his shirt that served as a button.
“It’s not a sunflower.” Lin Jiayin said: “It’s a sun flower.”
“Is there a difference?” Shen Zhan asked. It looked like a sunflower.
Lin Jiayin said: “Of course there is.”
Shen Zhan suddenly became interested: “What’s the difference?”
Lin Jiayin replied: “Sunflowers are sunflowers, and sun flowers are sun flowers.2I believe that what Lin Jiayin means is that: sunflower (without space) = the actual flowering plant vs. sun flower (with space) = a sun with a flower-shaped design This is the difference between them.”
“…” Shen Zhan took off the key and returned the keyring to her, along with the sun flower pendant.
Shen Zhan walked into the store, and Lin Jiayin muttered from behind: “But I also like sunflowers. Anyway, they all grow up facing the sun and the light. They exist wherever there is the sun.”
After the key was duplicated, the two returned to Senhe Community.
Senhe Community is a high-end community with green trees along the way. Shen Zhan’s home, a duplex with a small garden, is on the ground floor of Building B2.
The furnishings in the house are simple and casual, with a Japanese-style design. There is a wooden coffee table, wooden chair, and wooden floor. Except for the bay window, which is beige, it is all pale yellow at first glance.
As soon as Lin Jiayin entered the door, she ran to the small garden outside the balcony and squatted in front of the cat food bowl.
The cat food has been consumed, leaving only a thin layer of it.
Lin Jiayin murmured: “Xiao Hei can really eat.”
She turned her head and looked around, but she couldn’t see Xiao Hei’s fat figure. She couldn’t help but frown her eyebrows.
When she came to Shen Zhan’s house for the first time, she saw Xiao Hei who was lazy and basking outside the glass door. At first, she thought it was a cat raised by Shen Zhan but later found out that it was not.
Xiao Hei is a stray cat—a stray cat that stays in Shen Zhan’s house.
Shen Zhan regularly fills the cat tray with cat food, and occasionally opens the glass door that leads from the garden to the house. Apart from that, he does nothing else.
“Shen Zhan, there’s no more cat food.” Lin Jiayin stood up and shouted inside the house.
There’s no response.
She opened the glass door and walked in. The living room was empty.
“Shen Zhan?” Lin Jiayin stood in front of the bedroom door and knocked on the door.
She only knocked once. When she was about to knock the second time, her hand still hanging in the air, the door suddenly opened.
“How many times did I say?” Shen Zhan held the door with one hand and fastened the buttons of his home clothes with the other. His tone was cold.
Lin Jiayin paused and did not dare to speak for a long while.
The light was not turned on and the curtains were closed, the bright sunlight could not penetrate inside. The bedroom was dim.
He turned the lights on. His eyes suppressed a bit of displeasure, and his appearance was dull.
“I’m sorry.” Lin Jiayin looked at him calmly.
He lowered his eyes expressionlessly and buttoned his shirt. He said indifferently: “I don’t want to hear you say sorry about this next time.”
Lin Jiayin slowly nodded solemnly.
She suddenly remembered Shen Zhan’s anger when she knocked on the door for the first time. She asked blankly why she couldn’t knock on the door.
Shen Zhan didn’t speak, but his eyes were cold.
From then on, she did not dare to ask anymore—just always remembering that she could not knock on the door at any time.
Shen Zhan hasn’t returned for more than a month, so she just forgot it momentarily.
“What?” Shen Zhan opened the door, turned, and entered the bedroom.
Lin Jiayin followed him: “There’s no more cat food.”
“Buy it later.” Shen Zhan picked up the clothes he had just changed, “You take it.”
“What?” Lin Jiayin stared at his clothes for a long time, not knowing what he meant.
“It yours,” Shen Zhan held the collar of the shirt in one hand, and pointed at the pin with the finger of the other, “Sunflower.”
Lin Jiayin thought for a while: “I’ll give it to you.”
“No need.” Shen Zhan replied.
Shen Zhan walked to the laundry room. Lin Jiayin hugged the clothes and followed him, “You don’t like it?”
He faintly said: “I don’t like it.”
Lin Jiayin walked two steps quickly, stopped in front of him, and blocked his way. She seriously said: “Sunflower absorbs sunlight, and if you bring it with you, it means you are also absorbing sunlight.”
“…” Shen Zhan paused on her foolish remarks, stared at her with a pair of eyes, and slowly said: “Thank you, but I don’t need photosynthesis.”
Lin Jiayin made a dejected “Oh”.
Shen Zhan took the clothes over, took out the pin by himself, and put it in her hands.
“If you are bored, turn on the TV. If you want to sleep in the next room, you can go back to school.” He threw the clothes into the washing machine and turned around: “I will sleep for a while, don’t disturb me.
Shen Zhan walked to the bedroom.
“Then…” Lin Jiayin chased up and asked, “When am I going to buy cat food?”
Shen Zhan opened the bedroom door, and his voice was lazy: “Wait for me to wake up.”
After the crisp sound of the door closing, the huge house became quiet.
Lin Jiayin sat back on the sofa and turned on the TV. She turned to several channels but didn’t even watch it.
It’s somewhat boring. Lin Jiayin simply turned off the TV.
Tao Mo just sent her a text message.
Tao Mo: [Look, look!]
A link to the campus forum is attached.
Lin Jiayin clicked to look.
The title is “A Fierce Battle in the Woods.”
Lin Jiayin: [Don’t send me porn]
[T/N]: Lol, she has a dirty mind HAHA why did she think of porn just because the title is “A Fierce Battle in the Woods” LOL and I really made an effort to compare Lin Jiayin’s sunflower vs. sun flower so you can guys understand her POV HAHAHA
btw, there’s a reason why Shen Zhan doesn’t want Lin Jiayin to knock on his door. He’s not being irritable or finicky. Anyway, I don’t want to spoil you hehe the reason will appear in the future chapters.
- 1It literally means “white, long, straight,” referring to someone who has white or silver straight hair in animated comics or novels. Characters with this kind of characteristic appearance are stereotyped to be either mysterious or weak and short-lived. Which in this case is Shen Zhan telling her that Lin Jiayin’s eyes are that of someone who will die easily.
- 2I believe that what Lin Jiayin means is that: sunflower (without space) = the actual flowering plant vs. sun flower (with space) = a sun with a flower-shaped design