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ABBR - Chapter 88-Pt.2

Murong Shi's sudden arrival and departure created a storm in the company. As soon as she and Xu Chuanchuan entered the elevator, everyone on the ninth floor started a heated discussion among themselves.

—Did you see that? I told you that the person Secretary Yue brought away was that woman named Sweet Melon. She was even covering her face with a coat just now. I suspect that she got disfigured.

—This is unexpected. I never thought someone as aloof as Miss Murong would resort to scratching someone's face in a fight.

—How do you know it's Miss Murong who took action? What if it's the assistant she brought with her?

—The assistant? She looks so weak. There's no way it's her, right?

—I'm more curious to find out about Young Master Jiang's condition right now. Did Miss Murong perhaps—

Before this person could finish his words, the door to Jiang Shaohua's office abruptly opened. Then, Jiang Shaohua appeared by the door and said with a gloomy expression, "Do you think I'm deaf? If you don't want to work here anymore, pack up and get lost!"

After getting into the car, Xu Chuanchuan anxiously said, "Her injuries looked severe. What if she gets permanently disfigured? What should we do?"

"In that case, she got her just deserts," Murong Shi indifferently said.

"But we'll incur a loss!"

"What loss?"

"Her surgery will most likely cost a lot of money. We will also need to pay compensation for hitting her. Isn't that a loss? If she gets permanently disfigured, we'll probably have to pay even more money," Xu Chuanchuan anxiously said.

However, Murong Shi nonchalantly replied, "Relax. Such a minor surgery won't cost much. Just think of it as an entertainment fee. It'll also teach her a lasting lesson."

Despite Murong Shi's words, Xu Chuanchuan still felt her heart aching over the loss. Gloomily, she said, "It's all my fault. I shouldn't have hit her face if I knew something like this was going to happen."

Murong Shi thought to offer some words of consolation for her lover, but before she could speak up, she heard Xu Chuanchuan angrily saying, "I should've bitten her to death instead!"

Murong Shi let out a chuckle. Then, she said, "Have you relieved your anger now?"

Clicking her tongue, Xu Chuanchuan said, "Not at all. That's a lot of money. Just two slaps cost us tens of thousands. She's not worth that much."

Murong Shi's expression stiffened when she heard Xu Chuanchuan's words. Then, she said, "I should've personally hit her instead. I wouldn't have cared whether her nose got bent or her eyeballs fell out."

Xu Chuanchuan knew that Murong Shi was trying to help her vent her anger. Only, neither of them had expected that Fragrant Citrus would be so fragile. Under normal circumstances, a slap to the face wouldn't have led to such a situation. So, they could only blame themselves for having bad luck.

The tragedy had already happened, so no amount of complaining would bring any benefit. After calming her mind, Xu Chuanchuan raised her right hand and said in embarrassment, "But it really did feel nice when I hit her just now."

"Does your hand hurt?" Murong Shi asked as she grabbed Xu Chuanchuan's hand and inspected it.

Xu Chuanchuan shook her head in response. Then, she wrapped her arms around Murong Shi's neck and kissed her, saying, "Murong, thank you."

After returning to the dormitory, Xu Chuanchuan immediately told Ange about what had happened today.

Ange: "You two are merciless! I'm in awe! [Cup fists]"

Xu Chuanchuan: "You won't be mad at me for disfiguring your ex-girlfriend, right?"

Ange: "Why would I be mad? You already said it yourself—she's just my ex-girlfriend. Although I wouldn't get physical with her, the actions she has taken toward you have truly disgusted me."

Five days after the incident, Murong Shi had received an email from Jiang Shaohua's secretary. Fragrant Citrus's medical fee had arrived, and it totaled 40,000 yuan. As she promised, Murong Shi sent the money to Jiang Shaohua without even blinking.

Fragrant Citrus initially wanted to seek justice for herself after receiving two slaps to the face and getting disfigured for no reason. However, she failed to find out about Murong Shi's identity and whereabouts, so she had no choice but to complain to Jiang Shaohua.

Jiang Shaohua disliked troublesome women the most. After getting annoyed several times, he chose to hide from Fragrant Citrus as far away as possible.

Suddenly, Fragrant Citrus had become something akin to a concubine who had lost the emperor's favor. She had also just finished surgery recently, so there was no way she could host any live streams with her current appearance. As a result, she could only wash her face with tears in her rented apartment every day.

On the 1st of November, Murong Shi's birthday:

Murong Shi and Xu Chuanchuan had originally planned to celebrate this day by themselves. However, Little Yan and Xu Xiangxiang had suddenly called to say that they were coming to celebrate Murong Shi's birthday. They had even pooled their money and bought a cake.

Seeing as the two girls had gone out of their way to celebrate her birthday on their weekend break, Murong Shi couldn't bring herself to refuse their good intentions. However, the dormitory was too cramped, so Murong Shi decided to bring them to a better place to celebrate.

"Why don't we go to the pub where we celebrated my birthday last time?" Xu Xiangxiang suggested.

The pub's environment was clean and elegant. It also had a large variety of alcohol and a talented band. So, Xu Chuanchuan had a deep impression of that place. Most importantly, Murong Shi had also been present that night. Xu Chuanchuan still remembered that Murong Shi had offered to drive her up to the main road after they left the pub. While in the car, Murong Shi had even asked Xu Chuanchuan to be her girlfriend, but Xu Chuanchuan had mercilessly rejected her.

In the blink of an eye, the two of them had already been together for such a long time. Realizing this fact, Xu Chuanchuan couldn't help but lament over how quickly time passed. At the same time, Xu Chuanchuan also subconsciously smiled.

Murong Shi just so happened to have noticed Xu Chuanchuan's smile, so she asked, "What are you thinking about?"

"I'm thinking about you," Xu Chuanchuan frankly said.

The sudden confession was very gratifying, and Murong Shi's eyes lit up with joy. Unable to help herself, she leaned forward and kissed Xu Chuanchuan on the lips.

"You two should pay attention to your surroundings. We still haven't left," Little Yan said while covering her face.

Meanwhile, Xu Xiangxiang watched the show with wide eyes while saying, "Why not go for a French kiss while you're at it?"

In response, Murong Shi held Xu Chuanchuan's head with both hands, fully intending to take on Xu Xiangxiang's dare. However, when she leaned forward, her lips ended up falling on the back of Xu Chuanchuan's hand.

Xu Chuanchuan gently pushed Murong Shi away with a blush on her face. Then, while avoiding the topic, she said, "Let's go to that pub, then. I don't think Little Yan has visited it before."

Little Yan enthusiastically nodded as she said, "I've never been to a pub before. I want to try some alcohol."

"Let's invite Fang Qin along as well," Xu Chuanchuan said to Murong Shi.

"Mhm."

When the pub owner heard that this was their second time celebrating a birthday here, he even gifted them a bottle of wine.

The five of them merrily chatted with each other when they gathered together again.

Xu Xiangxiang, in particular, did not stop talking ever since she set foot into the pub, so Xu Chuanchuan told her to drink something and take a break. While taking a sip out of a bottle of beer, Xu Xiangxiang changed the topic and said, "I heard that Sweet Melon stopped streaming."

Xu Chuanchuan and Murong Shi tacitly looked at each other when they heard the words "Sweet Melon."

"Why did she stop streaming?" Murong Shi calmly asked.

"I don't know the specifics, but I heard rumors saying that Sweet Melon suffered a complication during plastic surgery, so she's afraid of showing herself in front of the camera anymore. There are also some saying that she's lazy. Some people have even gone as far as to say that she's pregnant. Regardless, I haven't seen her going online recently. I also heard that Young Master Jiang doesn't want her anymore. However, she already signed a five-year contract, so she can't leave even if she wanted to. She'll probably fall into obscurity from now on," Xu Xiangxiang joyfully said while rubbing her face against her beer bottle.

Xu Chuanchuan and Murong Shi exchanged another silent glance with each other.

Then, Fang Qin pated the table and protested, "Can you guys talk about something I understand?"

"Okay." Revealing a bright smile, Xu Chuanchuan asked, "How are you and Ange coming along? Do you two have a common topic now?"

"..." Fang Qin accidentally choked on her drink. A blush had also appeared on her face and spread to her neck. After calming herself down, she awkwardly said, "Can we change the subject?"

Then, Little Yan picked up the conversation and said, "Cousin, this is the birthday gift I got you using all of my allowances! Although it isn't expensive, it's the thought that counts. I wish you will become more and more beautiful and that you will live a long and happy life with Chuanchuan!"

"What a sweet mouth you have there," Fang Qin said while pinching Little Yan's cheeks.

After Little Yan, Xu Xiangxiang and Fang Qin also offered up the presents they prepared.

"What about yours?" Murong Shi asked when she saw Xu Chuanchuan fidgeting in her seat.

Jokingly, Fang Qin said, "Chuanchuan is probably planning to wrap herself and give herself to you."

"I think so as well. My sister's so stingy. If she uses herself as a present, she wouldn't need to spend any money."

"..." Xu Chuanchuan couldn't be bothered to debate with the two. Instead, she quietly brought out the present she had prepared a month ago—a shiny diamond necklace.

Facts had proven that Xu Chuanchuan's gift was the most expensive out of the bunch. Immediately, everyone huddled closer to take a look.

Little Yan: "It's so beautiful!"

Xu Xiangxiang: "Sis, you really went all out this time!"

Fang Qin: "You have quite the good eye."

Xu Chuanchuan smiled.

Parting Xu Chuanchuan's hair and touching her right ear, Murong Shi said, "This present is over a hundred yuan. How am I supposed to accept it?"

Sure enough, she still remembers our previous agreement… Fortunately, Xu Chuanchuan had already thought up an excuse, so she solemnly said, "I think that items that are too cheap aren't worthy of you."

Xu Chuanchuan's words sounded a lot like flattery. After pondering for a moment, Murong Shi said, "Going by your logic, I won't be able to give you a present for your birthday in the future."

Feeling a little embarrassed, Xu Chuanchuan said, "I know I'm not good...but it's not to the point where I'm worthy of a gift, right?"

Taking a long look at Xu Chuanchuan, Murong Shi said, "Silly, I'm saying that you're priceless. I can't afford to give you anything."

"Huh?" Xu Chuanchuan blinked her eyes.

Fang Qin: "I can't take it anymore. I'm going to the restroom first."

Xu Xiangxiang, Little Yan: "Me too."

Hellscythe's Notes:

That's it for ABBR! Thank you everyone for following Xu Chuanchuan and Murong Shi on this arduous journey, and please consider trying out the new yuri novel I'm translating - My Cousin is Always Busy(GL).
 
Here's the link for Chapter 1:
https://hostednovel.com/20832/novel/miss-cousin-is-always-busy/mcab-chapter-1

Read it, or else. :)

Other novels I translate on Hosted Novel:
Pantsu Hero Alice (PHA)
Reincarnation of the Strongest Sword God (Side Stories)
Miss Cousin is Always Busy (MCAB)(Yuri, Quick Transmigration)
Written by Inverse Sign. Translated by Hellscythe. Edited by Grammarly.