Addicted: Chapter 15

This here is called a cow!

Translator: Sienna / Editor: Sae

"Teacher, I want to switch seats

“Teacher, I want to switch seats.”

Luo Xiao Yu’s crystalline eyes flashed as she shifted her body towards Gu Hai and stared at him face to face, a smile as gentle looking as water then graced her lips.

“Do you want to move to the front?”

“No.”

“Then, do you want to move to the back?”

“Also no.”

Hearing those words, Luo Xiao Yu’s expression was filled with curiosity, similar to that of a fallen angel. Gu Hai’s heart pounded for a split second, then quickly reverted back to its tranquil state.

“I want to move over a row over and stay in the back.”

“It’s like this.” Luo Xiao Yu explained patiently, “The seating positions are rearranged once every two weeks. In other words, your row will move from the northernmost to the southernmost in two days.”

“That’s not what I meant,” Gu Hai expressed firmly, “I want to switch to the seat behind Bai Luo Yin.”

“Switch to the seat behind Bai Luo Yin?” Luo Xiao Yu was not convinced.

Gu Hai smiled, “Since we have a good relationship, if were to sit close to each other, I will be more motivated to study.”

Luo Xiao Yu seemed to be in a bit of difficulty. Normally, students would request to switch seats because of problems such as height issues, grades issues or to separate female from male students…

“Go back to class first, I’ll consider the seating arrangement.”

“Do it right now.” Gu Hai insisted, “I want to switch seats right away.”

Luo Xiao Yu’s face gradually turned red, her lips trembled. She was clearly displeased with Gu Hai’s attitude since no one in the entire school had ever dared to speak to her like that. But, how come she couldn’t unleash her bad temper now?

“Alright, you can switch seats immediately in the afternoon.”

Not long after Gu Hai left, a male student with bowlegs and acne all over his face entered the office. He stopped in front of Luo Xiao Yu with a bitter face.

“Teacher, can you change my seat? Zhang Dawei keeps on kicking my chair. I fell down three times already.”

“If he kicks your chair, can’t you warn him?” Luo Xiao Yu started to raise her voice and her expression changed faster than Usain Bolt’s sprint.

“Switching seats! You think switching seats is a simple thing? Could you not hurt my feelings in the process?”

He didn’t know why even though the beautiful teacher was angry, she was still charming. Thus, the male student couldn’t help but to say a few more words.

“Teacher, I’m begging you, let me move one chair forward and I’ll be okay.”

Luo Xiao Yu was well-known for her bad temper. Since she was beautiful and smart women and married to a wealthy man, her bad temper was naturally by no means a trivial thing.

“Say one more word, and I will expel you out of my class at once!”

Two seconds later, the male student walked out from the teacher’s office dejectedly.

In the afternoon, Bai Luo Yin was about to enter the classroom when he saw a repulsive person sitting on the seat behind him. He cursed to himself but maintained a cool façade as he returned to his seat.

When class was about to start, Bai Luo Yin noticed that Gu Hai had yet to budge.

Finally, he couldn’t bear it anymore, “How come you haven’t returned to your seat?”

“I’ve switched seats, this is my seat now!” Gu Hai smiled pleasantly.

Not only did Bai Luo Yin’s face immediately turned dark like the bottom of pot, he didn’t even bother to conceal his own displeasure at all. He was the kind of person who can make a clear distinction between what he like and what he doesn’t like. As long as he doesn’t like that person, he would not say any good words about that person even if a gun was pointed to his temple.

When the school bell rang, Bai Luo Yin turned his body back toward the front and told himself not to pay any attention to Gu Hai— just imagine that the person was a pile of dung.

“Students, take out your exam papers from yesterday, today we will discuss the topic.”

*cough, cough* Gu Hai used his fingers to flick at Bai Luo Yin’s back, “Hey, the back of your white uniform jacket was ripped here, but why did you use a black thread to stitch it?”

Bai Luo Yin replied nonchalantly, “This is called a cow!”[1]

“Cow?”

“Isn’t there a type of cow that’s covered in black and white patches?”

“…”

Gu Hai laughed. This guy’s mouth is quite ferocious. But, how can it be called a cow if there’s only one black patch? Many black patches were needed for it to be called so. Hence, Gu Hai sneakily took out a small pair of scissors. Then taking advantage of when Bai Luo Yin was sleeping, he snipped plenty of holes in the back of his uniform jacket.

When Bai Luo Yin was on his way back home, he kept on pulling his neck back and forth. He thought to himself, how come this jacket kept on taking in air today?

“Da Hai, are you working out?”

Gu Hai plugged in the earphones so that both his hands were free to hold the needle and black thread. He was trying to insert the thread into the hole of the needle at the moment.

“I am threading a needle.”

“Threading a needle?” Jin Lu Lu laughed loudly, “After you left home, not a single person is available to mend your clothes. Poor young master!”

When he successfully inserted the thread into the needle, Gu Hai felt extremely proud of him while wearing a face of unrestrained evil.

“I’m not sewing for myself.”

A thunderous sound came from the other end of the line.

“Who are you sewing for then?”

Gu Hai lowered the volume of his earphone and spoke calmly. “What are you shouting for? It’s not like I’m sewing for a girl. Quit asking, you won’t understand anyways.”

Jin Lu Lu thought more reasonably. How can a bad-tempered person like Gu Hai sew for a girl? If he ever come across a boy tying a girl’s shoelaces on the street, he will scold them right away. It’s better not to mention this kind of useless things.

“Da Hai, I miss you, come visit me at Tianjin[2] during this weekend.”

Gu Hai placed his needlework down, took off his shoes and climbed into the bed.

“Okay.”

Translator Note:

[1] cow – the word for cow ‘niu’ also means arrogant/stubborn and is also a slang for ‘cool’

[2] Tianjin is a major port city and one of the five national central cities of China. It located in coastal northeastern China. Tianjin is known for its food (particularly breakfast), culture (art performances) as well as the laidback and humorous lifestyle.

4 thoughts on “Addicted: Chapter 15

  1. You guys have done such a marvellous job of translating this famous novel for rest of the world to read and enjoy. Thank you! But if I may be so impertinent, why is it that you guys have not tried to write and edit the English translation to a proper and structured one? It makes the story more pleasurable to read. You did a such a great job, even if one can spot many a grammatical mistakes, which can be easily corrected. Was is deliberate on your part, to be true to the Chinese version? I’m sure you guys have washed your hands off this project a long time ago, but I would still love to help with editing this novel. Thanks again for your hard work!

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  2. Hi there! Thank you so much for read with us 🙂 and offering to help edit these chapters XD. And please, I would love the help as only me and one other person is editing the novels. Please send me your email if anything 🙂

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    1. Thank you for sharing this novel with those of us who can’t read Chinese (I am shameful to call myself Chinese). I watched the drama twice and being addicted to the beautiful story, good acting and gorgeous looking leads, I decided to read the novel to get a closure on the story. I hope that more people could volunteer to help with the translation and get it completed soon.

      For the love of this novel, I would be happy to help proof read and edit the grammar as well.

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      1. Hi dear, (did you change your screen name? XD)
        It’s really nice to hear that you enjoy the novel and translation and want to help with the edits! I would definitely love some more help with the earlier chapters so that we can push out the PDF sooner. We can also learn to read some Chinese XD I’m still in the learning process since it’s endless. Is it okay to ask for your email?

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