Pampering You Even More - Chapter 6
Translator and Editor: Moonlight and Fujo
Song Chi found that his eldest brother was more reserved than before. Song Yancheng didn’t say anything, and no one dared to bother him. However, Song Chi still felt very at ease—which may not be the same for other Song relatives. Even if he was weak and was lying in a hospital bed, as long as he was there, it was like taking reassurance, which made people feel at ease.
When night fell, Song Yancheng was the only one left in the ward. He suddenly opened his eyes, sat up, and looked at the moonlight outside the window. Only then did he spread his hands, burying his face for a long time. He tried to recall the people who came here today, tried to make these faces pull out memories of the past, but found nothing.
He woke up and found that he did not know the people around him, nor did he have any memories—he did not even know who he was. But he got some information from what those people had said and their expressions, so he chose to keep quiet. He didn’t know why. Song Yancheng just felt that others should not know of his situation. This sense of vigilance came from deep within himself.
For example, the child who called him “brother.” Although he didn’t talk too much to him, Song Yancheng felt that he was really relieved when he saw that he had woken up. The child was afraid, and he was extremely dependent on him.
Another example was his secretary, who often came to him for business matters, and who always seemed to take secret glances towards him. Song Yancheng instinctively felt the wall previously set up by his body.
Yes, although he has no memory, he can still feel that the environment which seems to be calm is full of darkness underneath. It is with such intuition that Song Yancheng decided to wait and observe things quietly.
He asked his secretary to bring him a computer. He turned it on, opened the search page, and entered the words Song Yancheng. Looking at the results, Song Yancheng moved the mouse quietly and finally turned off the web page. His mind seemed to have gained a small portion of its memory back, which was filled with codes and some formulas. He took a deep breath and his slender fingers moved once more, and soon his entire browsing history was completely removed.
Basically, it can be confirmed that what he is doing now is right. With an identity like his, once it is known that he has lost his memory, he doesn’t even have to think about how dangerous it would be. Song Yancheng knows that these people who came to see him are actually very afraid of him, so it would be a good idea to keep this fear of him going. He knew that once he showed a sign of weakness, it would be a dangerous thing, even if they were his relatives and friends.
Tong Jia noticed the change in Song Chi. Although he did not speak much, he was no longer as gloomy as before, and he seemed to be more relaxed. Later on, Shen Shujuan told her that Song Yancheng finally got better after getting out of danger, and Tong Jia was very happy. At least Song Chi would not have to face those kinds of pains.
During this time, Tong Jia’s disposition slowly settled down. She still occasionally thinks of Zhou Yanchen, but she also knew that before long, Zhou Yanchen will also become a memory of the past.
The reason why memories are called memories is that even if you occasionally think of them, it will not affect the pace of your progress now.
She used to be very popular back when she was studying. Some former classmates had heard that she was back and often asked her to have dinner together. Tong Jia’s life began to be plentiful.
After work today, Tong Jia made an appointment with her good friend from before to go to a hot pot restaurant. It was a good choice since hot pot is popular, both in summer and winter. Ye Jiayi put the hot spinach into Tong Jia’s bowl and said angrily,
“Tell me, has our relationship gone so cold that I have to hear from others that you have returned to China? What kind of friendship is this? I’m embarrassed to tell people that I am the best friend of the school flower.”
“Really, I’m just so busy that I forgot to leave you a message. Sorry, ah…”
This sounds like a perfunctory excuse, but it was true. Tong Jia went abroad without staying long after graduating from college. She has an aunt abroad, but she doesn’t live with her. She has to adapt to the new environment, go to a language school, and prepare for the exam. After she finally adapted to the new environment, she wanted to reduce the burden on her family and find a job. She works for an entire day and only goes back to the dormitory to fall asleep. She didn’t have time and energy to strengthen her relationships with her friends.
She and Ye Jiayi were not in the same class, but their relationship has always been very good and they often went to school together. Their friendship is probably one of a kind in this world. They may not contact each other for a year or two, but after they get together, they will not feel awkward. It was as if they were not separated at all.
Ye Jiayi’s character was very good. She poured half a cup of cold beer to Tong Jia and smiled at her, “If you drink this cup, I will forgive you.”
Time is really amazing. Before her graduation, Tong Jia would immediately spit out the beer after taking a sip, but now she can empty the beer in her cup without changing her face.
“By the way, did you know that the most handsome boy in your class, Zhou, had an accident?” After drinking a few glasses of wine, Ye Jiayi also slowly let out a sigh and thought about it.
Tong Jia was eating beef balls with her head down. She replied in a low voice. She didn’t know why, but she seemed to have no appetite.
Ye Jiayi then said,
“You know that he liked you, right? I vaguely remember that on Valentine’s Day, he came to me, gave me a letter and a box of chocolates, and asked me to give it to you. I deliberately teased him and asked him if he likes you. He didn’t answer, but it’s really funny that a person who is so aloof could also blush.”
After hearing this, her head was hit by a sudden blow. Tong Jia suddenly looked up, her chopsticks fell on the table. She asked incredulously,
“What? Letters? Chocolate? I didn’t receive those!”
Ye Jiayi couldn’t understand why Tong Jia was so agitated. She didn’t know that Zhou Yanchen still liked Tong Jia until he died. She thought it was just the feelings of a teenage boy’s puppy love. Ye Jiayi was stunned and said,
“You didn’t? I also had a date that day and I was in a hurry, so I asked Qin Yue to give them to you.”
Tong Jia stood up. Her mind was a mess.
“Why didn’t you tell me?”
Ye Jiayi also stood up. She felt that this was somehow related to the other’s secret. She said seriously.
“It didn’t take long for you to be with Qin Yue. I thought it was unnecessary to talk about this, so I never brought it up. What’s the matter, Tong Jia? Don’t scare me.”
…It turns out that Qin Yue never told her. It turns out that Zhou Yanchen did confess, but it never reached her. She finally understood why Zhou Yanchen could like her for so many years. He could silently pay attention to her Weibo, but never spoke to her. She understood now. How determined he was to write the letter; a prideful and reticent person like him. It was his confession, but there was no response. Soon after, she went out with Qin Yue, so he no longer said anything afterwards.
Tong Jia was more than ten minutes away from her residence. She was walking on the road. The autumn evening wind blew, making her feel at ease.
She thought of a lot of things along the way, but it was like spinning in a maze, she couldn’t find an exit at all. She was lost in her thoughts until she saw Qin Yue smoking with his head down below her residence.
So what if she knew then? Would she be with Zhou Yanchen?
Qin Yue was no longer the sunshine boy from the past. He was dressed in a formal suit. She couldn’t say how high-spirited or vigorous he was, but his face was faintly tired. They used to know each other very well, but now that they met again, she realized that some things were still the same, but they weren’t.
Qin Yue walked towards Tong Jia and stared at her deeply.
Tong Jia nodded. She wanted to smile at him, but she couldn’t smile at all. Finally, she just said, “Well, I’ve been back for a while.”
“You know that thing?” Qin Yue had a faint smell of tobacco, which doesn’t smell very good. Tong Jia subconsciously turned her head. Time has changed so much. The former sunshine boy only exists in her memories now.
If Ye Jiayi hadn’t said those things today, Tong Jia certainly would not understand what Qin Yue was talking about. Now she suddenly understood and remembered why Qin Yue would perk up every time she didn’t talk about how good Zhou Yanchen’s grades were. She was the only one who had no idea. Since the beginning, everyone else already knew about Zhou Yanchen’s feelings.
Tong Jia just looked at Qin Yue calmly and didn’t say a word. It frustrated the man. This is Tong Jia, the woman who makes him love and hate her at the same time. He would rather she scolded him and beat him. At least those would be better than looking at him silently.
“It’s too late today, so I won’t invite you upstairs for coffee. I have a class tomorrow morning, so I’ll go ahead.”
Tong Jia’s fingers were tightly holding the bag as she smiled at him. She just wanted to get past him and go upstairs. But before she could, Qin Yue grabbed her arm. His thin lips were pursed.
“Tong Jia, I love you.” Qin Yue looked at her, “Not less than Zhou Yanchen; more than him.”
“I see. Well then, is there anything else?”
Tong Jia actually wanted to laugh, but she is not a person who likes to argue with others. Since they had different opinions, it would just be a waste of breath to say anything else. Qin Yue doesn’t owe her, nor does she owe Qin Yue. Moreover, they have long broken up. After a few years, any words from Qin Yue will not be taken into account by Tong Jia
Qin Yue felt as if someone had rubbed his sore spot. He was no longer calm, expression fierce, “Tong Jia, we didn’t break up, did we?”
Tong Jia looked at Qin Yue with a straight face. Yes, she didn’t say they should break up, and he didn’t say they should either. They just stopped contacting each other one day. Qin Yue didn’t say anything wrong.
“Qin Yue, you already have a girlfriend, don’t you? I don’t want to talk. Seriously, I have a class tomorrow. Bye.”
Tong Jia received an email during her second year abroad. It was sent to her by Wan Xiaoyu, a former classmate. There was a photo of her kissing Qin Yue. Wan Xiaoyu also told her that she was already with Qin Yue.
Although Wan Xiaoyu’s provocation seemed quite laughable to Tong Jia, she politely replied, wishing Wan Xiaoyu and Qin Yue to grow old together.
Well… I wanted to write about this kind of feeling. Even if I don’t remember you anymore, even if you died, even if you change your identity, I will still only look at you. Well, that’s it…