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ABBR - Chapter 95-Pt.1

Xu Chuanchuan repeatedly told herself not to get angry as that would hurt their relationship.

However, she simply couldn't hold back her rage this time!

The fact that Murong Shi had changed her phone's security measures was one thing, but the way Murong Shi talked about her covert actions in such a righteous manner was simply too much for Xu Chuanchuan.

There was indeed nothing wrong with lovers keeping secrets from each other. Xu Chuanchuan also wasn't such a narrow-minded person, either. She didn't need to know about the details, but was it so difficult for Murong Shi to at least give her a simple explanation?

The more Xu Chuanchuan thought about it, the angrier she became. After grabbing her pillow, she threw caution to the wind and ran for the door.

However, Murong Shi quickly caught up to Xu Chuanchuan with her long legs. Then, she snatched the pillow from Xu Chuanchuan's hands and said, "The sofa is so small; how are you supposed to sleep on it?"

Xu Chuanchuan knew that she couldn't win against Murong Shi in a contest of strength, so she pushed the pillow into Murong Shi's arms and mindlessly blurted out, "You sleep on it, then! I'm not sleeping with you tonight no matter what!"

Seeing that her lover's face had turned bright red from anger, Murong Shi tried to embrace the other party, only to be cruelly pushed away.

"Don't touch me."

"..."

Xu Chuanchuan hammered the pillow between them with her fists time and again, venting her frustration. Her hair also became a mess, making her look even more like a shrew.

However, Xu Chuanchuan couldn't care less about her appearance right now. All she wanted to do right now was to vent all of her anger and frustration.

Murong Shi silently watched this situation play out for a moment. Then, she tossed aside the troublesome pillow, caught Xu Chuanchuan's fists, and directed them to her body. "Just hit me if you want."

Caught off guard, Xu Chuanchuan ended up hitting Murong Shi's shoulders a few times. Then, she frowned and said, "You're all bones. Do you want to hurt me?"

In response, Murong Shi sighed and said, "I knew you couldn't bear to hit me."

"Hah." Xu Chuanchuan sneered. Then, she shook off Murong Shi's hands that were holding onto her wrists and said, "These two hands of yours have typed messages to other women before. Don't touch me with them."

"..." Murong Shi was rendered speechless by Xu Chuanchuan. Then, she suddenly let go of Xu Chuanchuan, walked to the door, and locked it.

"What are you doing? Are you trying to confine me?" Xu Chuanchuan lunged for the door.

"I have not done anything to betray you," Murong Shi said as she held down Xu Chuanchuan. Then, while receiving her lover's angry gaze, Murong Shi continued, "I originally planned to keep it as a surprise. I didn't think you would find out about it so soon."

Xu Chuanchuan stopped struggling and looked at Murong Shi in a daze. "What surprise?"

Seeing that Xu Chuanchuan had stopped struggling, Murong Shi embraced the shorter woman and carried the latter to the bed. Then, she slowly said, "That woman is called Rosa.

"We met on the airplane when I was flying back from Taiwan. She's an interior designer and a resident of S City. She moved to Taiwan after getting married, but she flew back to visit her relatives for a few days. I saw her work on the plane and found that her designs are good, so I ended up thinking about our condo. I originally planned to tell you about it only after she had finished making the designs."

Xu Chuanchuan blinked her eyes in bewilderment.

All that struggling and mystery for a house renovation?

Still feeling skeptical, Xu Chuanchuan said, "But didn't you promise me that we would set aside this matter after taking a look at the house that day? Why are you still in contact with her even now?"

While helping Xu Chuanchuan tidy up her messy hair, Murong Shi scanned the room and said, "This room is just too small; we don't even have room to store a few extra clothes. I've long since wanted to move. But I was worried you would disagree, so I secretly contacted her. I don't want you to feel burdened just because I'm handling the house's renovations."

"..."

"Chuanchuan, my house will be your house in the future. Just think of it as a present from my dad."

"What present? A dowry?"

"Mhm, a dowry," Murong Shi said with a smile.

Xu Chuanchuan turned her head away in embarrassment. Then, she said, "If that's the case, I can't afford to marry you."

"I'll stick to you even if you can't afford it. I don't care even if you find it annoying. Don't ever think of escaping from my hands," Murong Shi stated.

Hearing this, Xu Chuanchuan looked down and found Murong Shi tightly holding onto one of her hands. With their palms stuck together, they could vividly feel each other's heartbeats, and hers was currently accelerating without control.

Taking advantage of Xu Chuanchuan's lapse of attention, Murong Shi leaned in to kiss her lover.

However, Xu Chuanchuan suddenly snapped out of her daze and blocked Murong Shi's approaching mouth with her free hand. Then, she said with a straight face, "Don't even think of tricking me with those sweet words."

"I'm not tricking you. I'm telling the truth," Murong Shi said while looking at Xu Chuanchuan affectionately. And failing to reach her target, she switched to kissing Xu Chuanchuan's palm instead.

Xu Chuanchuan's fingertips trembled when she sensed those soft and succulent lips touching her palm, and she quickly retracted her hand. Then, when she met with Murong Shi's eyes, she momentarily felt her soul leaving her body.

Where did I leave off just now?

Xu Chuanchuan nearly forgot about the matter at hand because of Murong Shi's interruption. However, even after pondering over Murong Shi's previous words, Xu Chuanchuan failed to find any flaws in them. So, she asked in surprise, "All that just because of some renovation work?"

"Otherwise, what else could it be?" Murong Shi asked while gently caressing Xu Chuanchuan's face. "Don't tell me you really thought I would fool around behind your back?"

When Xu Chuanchuan recalled the conversation she had with Ange in the bathroom, she couldn't help but feel a little guilty. So, she turned away and said, "Even if you're not fooling around…I am your girlfriend. Yet, you changed your password and even secretly went out on a date. Who could accept such a thing?"

Murong Shi forcibly turned Xu Chuanchuan's face back to her and corrected her lover, saying, "I was only treating her to a meal. It wasn't a date."

In an aggravated tone, Xu Chuanchuan said, "If you want to treat her to a meal, then just do so. Why must you hide it from me? If I were to secretly go out with another woman without telling you and behave secretively even after getting discovered, how would you feel?"

"I…" For the first time, Murong Shi found herself unable to win against Xu Chuanchuan using words. Looking down, she pondered for a moment before saying, "I'm sorry, it was my mistake in this matter. I wasn't honest enough with you. I also shouldn't have kept you in the dark."

Murong Shi's sincere acknowledgment of her mistake softened Xu Chuanchuan's heart. However, even though they had cleared up the misunderstanding between them already, Xu Chuanchuan still felt a little peeved by the situation. Puffing up her cheeks, she said, "Do you think you can get away with just a simple apology?"

Then, Murong Shi raised her right hand and solemnly said, "I promise this will be the last time."

Xu Chuanchuan rolled her eyes. Then, putting on a fierce look, she bit her molars and said, "I'll ignore you forever the next time you do such a thing again!"

"Then…can you forgive me this time?"

It was rare to see Murong Shi speaking in such a subservient tone, so Xu Chuanchuan caved in no time at all. However, she still pretended to be angry with Murong Shi as she stood up and said, "I'm going to take a shower."

Murong Shi let out a stifled laugh when she heard Xu Chuanchuan's words. Then, she said, "Did your anger muddle your memory? You already showered."

Xu Chuanchuan looked down at the pajamas she wore and fell into a daze. Then, she glared at Murong Shi and questioned, "You still dare to provoke me?"

"...No, no." Murong Shi tried her best to hold back her laughter. "Go ahead."

Then, Xu Chuanchuan left for the bathroom once more. Of course, she wasn't going there for a shower.

As soon as Murong Shi heard the bathroom door closing, the smile on her face disappeared, and she pulled out her phone. Then, she opened her WeChat and quickly typed out a message: "We'll communicate via calls from now on. I'll call you myself if something comes up."

The other party did not ask Murong Shi for a reason and simply replied with an "Okay."

After receiving a reply, Murong Shi removed the other party from her friend list without a second thought.

Xu Chuanchuan returned after relieving herself in the bathroom. When she came back to the room and saw Murong Shi fiddling with her phone, her heart thumped. However, she feigned calmness and asked, "What are you doing?"

Looking up, Murong Shi said, "I changed back the password; it's your birthday, just like before."

Still feeling a little aggrieved over the matter, Xu Chuanchuan replied with a perfunctory "Oh."

"Come here, I'll record your fingerprint again."

Xu Chuanchuan hesitated for a moment before walking up to Murong Shi.

Just as Xu Chuanchuan was about to sit on the bed, Murong Shi pulled the shorter woman into her lap and embraced her lover from behind.

Xu Chuanchuan obediently let Murong Shi grab her right index finger and record its fingerprint. While watching her fingerprint gradually take shape on the screen, she sourly said, "I wouldn't have messed with your phone even if you didn't change your password. The fact that you changed it just shows that you don't trust me."

Murong Shi did not voice any rebuttals and simply apologized, "I'm sorry."

After recording the fingerprint, Murong Shi used Xu Chuanchuan's index finger to type "Wife" for the registered fingerprint's name. Upon seeing this word, even the tiniest bit of anger left within Xu Chuanchuan disappeared. Then, she turned to look at Murong Shi and said, "Of course, that excludes special circumstances. I only wanted to use your phone to call my mom just now."

"I know." Looking into Xu Chuanchuan's eyes, Murong Shi said, "I have never doubted your character. I just wanted to surprise you, so I tried my best to hide it from you."

"There is no surprise anymore."

Murong Shi kissed Xu Chuanchuan's pursed lips and said, "There will be more in the future."

After sliding down from Murong Shi's lap, Xu Chuanchuan rolled onto the bed and hugged her punching-bag-slash-pillow. Then, she said, "Fine. I'll forgive you this time."

Hearing this, Murong Shi leaned in to kiss Xu Chuanchuan.

However, partway through the kiss, Xu Chuanchuan held down her pajamas and said, "I only said I would forgive you. I did not allow you to take a mile after getting an inch."

"..."

Then, Xu Chuanchuan agilely sat up, stuffed the pillow into Murong Shi's arms, and said, "I haven't even written anything because I was busy arguing with you. I'm going back to work."

After Xu Chuanchuan turned on her computer, her QQ messenger logged in automatically, and the messenger's icon on the bottom-right corner of the screen flashed repeatedly. Clicking on it, Xu Chuanchuan saw a message Ange sent her half an hour ago, saying: "If she really cheated on you, then you absolutely cannot forgive her. You need to dump her as soon as possible."

Xu Chuanchuan secretly glanced at Murong Shi after seeing this message, coincidentally meeting with Murong Shi's eyes. "What are you looking at me for?"

Smiling, Murong Shi said, "Because you're beautiful."

Feeling embarrassed, Xu Chuanchuan said, "Not as beautiful as you."

Switching her posture, Murong Shi laid down and supported her head with one hand. Then, she maintained her smile and said, "There's the saying that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder."

Xu Chuanchuan felt her heart fluttering from the praise. She also found herself deeply attracted by Murong Shi's eyes, and she couldn't help but want to pounce on the other party and strip her naked…

However, when she recalled that she still had work to do, Xu Chuanchuan quickly suppressed her urges.

After spending several minutes updating Ange on the situation, Xu Chuanchuan began working on her novel. By the time she was done writing, editing, and publishing the chapter, two hours had already gone by.

Although Xu Chuanchuan wanted nothing more than to collapse and fall asleep right now, she kept herself awake and went to the bathroom to wash her hands. When she returned, she found Murong Shi fiddling into her phone once more.

Seeing this, Xu Chuanchuan deliberately leaned into Murong Shi. Murong Shi did not avoid Xu Chuanchuan, either, as she said, "The girls in this group are interesting."

Upon focusing her gaze, Xu Chuanchuan saw that her reader group's chat window was displayed on the screen. After briefly looking through the displayed messages, she asked in surprise, "You sent another red packet?"

"Just one; it's not a lot."

Having a hard time believing her lover's words, Xu Chuanchuan hurriedly grabbed her own phone and inspected her reader group's chat log. Then, what she saw rendered her speechless.

A thousand yuan isn't a lot?

However, 1,000 yuan was indeed a small amount of money for Murong Shi.

After the group members had drained the red packet dry, the activity in the group did not settle down. Xu Chuanchuan even saw many people tagging her in the group. After swiping her finger across the screen, the messages she saw were as followed:

—Whenever I see Tycoon Shi sending a red packet, I would wonder what kind of special day today is.

—I'm the opposite. I would wonder if Tycoon Shi has done something to upset Lord again and if she is asking us for help, lololol.

—We should ask Lord about such matters. @I Love Malatang.

—Lord, is there no update today?

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.