Why not go ad free? Go Premium now.
Announcements
A- A A+

ABBR - Chapter 102-Pt.1

Xu Chuanchuan had stopped writing recently because of the plagiarism problem. Now that she had more free time than she knew what to do with, she frequently visited Ange.

Looking at Xu Chuanchuan lazily fiddling with her phone on the bed, Ange said, "Won't that person at home say something if you keep coming here?"

How could she not say anything? Xu Chuanchuan thought sarcastically. In fact, she was currently chatting with Murong Shi on WeChat, and Murong Shi had asked when she would be going home. So, she replied: "It's still early."

Murong Shi was naturally upset by this reply.

Typically, they would return to the Murong household during weekends. Yet, Xu Chuanchuan had gone to visit Ange this weekend, her reason being: "It's rare for Ange to visit S City. Also, she just recovered from a fever, so I have to accompany her."

In the end, Murong Shi had no choice but to return home by herself.

After putting down her phone, Xu Chuanchuan shook her stiff wrists and said, "Things get stale when two people stick to each other every day. Having the occasional separation helps prolong our relationship."

"But you being here ruins my mood to write."

Xu Chuanchuan looked at the laptop upon hearing Ange's words. Then, when she saw the blank document on the screen, she said, "Don't shift the blame onto me. It's you who doesn't want to write. You've been staring at your phone ever since I arrived. Don't tell me you're waiting for Fang Qin's message?"

"..." Tossing her phone aside, Ange said, "Who's waiting for her? I'm just looking at the time."

"Doesn't your computer display the time?"

Ange momentarily choked. Then, she said in annoyance, "Go home."

"Fine, fine, I'll leave," Xu Chuanchuan said as she helplessly stood up.

At this time, Ange's phone suddenly started ringing. Hearing this, Xu Chuanchuan immediately halted her footsteps and huddled over to the phone. Then, she exclaimed exaggeratedly, "Oh my, it's Fang Qin! Are you going to answer it?"

Ange's eyes flickered. Then, under Xu Chuanchuan's hopeful gaze, she rejected the call without hesitation.

Stunned, Xu Chuanchuan asked, "Are you not going to answer it? What if it's something important?"

Shutting her eyes, Ange said, "What else could she be calling for? She's just…"

"What?"

When Ange opened her eyes again, she found Xu Chuanchuan's face appearing within centimeters of her. Then, after pushing her friend away, she embarrassingly said, "She's just calling to ask if I want to be her girlfriend."

A hint of concern appearing in her eyes, Xu Chuanchuan asked, "Are you done considering, then?"

"No," Ange answered without even thinking.

"Then…" Ange responded so quickly that Xu Chuanchuan didn't know how she should follow up.

Seemingly afraid that Ange would find her annoying, Fang Qin did not call for a second time. Instead, she sent a message.

Fang Qin: "Still asleep? Or did you deliberately reject my call?"

Ange inexplicably grew irritated when she read this message.

Xu Chuanchuan also "accidentally" saw the message, so she said, "Regardless of whether you're done considering, you should at least send her a reply. Otherwise, leaving her hanging like that is just…"

Both Ange and Fang Qin were her friends, so Xu Chuanchuan couldn't help but be troubled by this situation. However, she also refused to give up as she sincerely wished for this matchmaking to succeed.

Although Ange spoke indifferently about Fang Qin, Xu Chuanchuan could tell that Ange had feelings for Fang Qin. However, it was also because of this reason that Xu Chuanchuan felt confused. Since the two had already gone as far as to have sex, why was Ange still hesitating over entering a relationship with Fang Qin? Did Ange's failed relationship with Fragrant Citrus really affect her so deeply?

"Are you still hung up over Fragrant Citrus?" Xu Chuanchuan tentatively asked.

"How is that possible?" Ange said in a contemptuous tone.

Xu Chuanchuan stared at Ange in silence.

During this time, Ange's phone rang once more as Fang Qin sent her a message, saying: "I bought some snacks for you. I've dropped them off at the front desk, so make sure to come down and take them. It's best to eat them while they're hot."

She's downstairs? Ange's heart thumped.

Xu Chuanchuan did not see this message. After seeing no response from Ange for some time, she grew bored and said, "Take your time thinking about it. I'll take my leave now."

"Wait—"

"Huh? You're done thinking already?"

"I… I'll follow you downstairs. I have something to pick up."

Xu Chuanchuan did not doubt Ange's words.

Then, the two friends made their way down to the hotel lobby. When they exited the elevator, they immediately saw someone they didn't expect standing by the front desk. This person was tall and slim, and the white, long-sleeved shirt she wore made her pale complexion look even paler.

Upon seeing this person, Xu Chuanchuan's eyes widened as she called out, "Fang Qin!"

Hearing her name being called, Fang Qin turned toward the source. She was first stunned to see Xu Chuanchuan, but then she smiled and greeted, "Hi— Did you not accompany Murong back home today?"

"I came to visit Ange today. Unfortunately, she didn't appreciate my visit. She even chased me away," Xu Chuanchuan said, curling her lips.

While listening to Xu Chuanchuan speak, Fang Qin couldn't help herself from looking at the person standing behind Xu Chuanchuan.

When Ange felt the familiar and tender gaze landing on her body, her body heated up, and her footsteps stopped.

Meanwhile, Xu Chuanchuan's thoughts ran wild when she saw this situation. Then, she winked at Fang Qin and said, "You must be here to look for Ange, right?"

Fang Qin smiled but did not reply.

Then, Xu Chuanchuan tacitly said, "In that case, I'll take my leave first! You two take your time! Bye-bye!"

Ange didn't even have time to say goodbye to Xu Chuanchuan. By the time she regained her senses, Xu Chuanchuan's figure had already disappeared into the distance. "..."

Since Ange was already here, Fang Qin took back the box of snacks she left at the front desk. Then, she approached Ange and said, "Here, these are for you."

It was a box of pastries. Looking at the mist clouding the box's transparent cover, Ange guessed that the pastries were freshly baked.

Returning her gaze to Fang Qin's face, Ange asked, "Why haven't you left yet?"

As soon as Ange finished speaking, she immediately noticed something wrong with her words. She felt that they sounded familiar.

However, before Ange could recall when she had heard these words before, she heard Fang Qin saying, "I stuck around to wait for you."

Raising an eyebrow, Ange asked, "What if I didn't come down? Would you have continued waiting here for hours like a fool?"

"I will," Fang Qin confidently said, affection overflowing from her eyes.

Ange felt her throat tightening when she heard Fang Qin's answer. Then, she turned her gaze away and asked, "Don't you need to work?"

"It's the weekend today."

"..." Ange shook her head when she realized her blunder. After all, if it wasn't the weekend, where would Xu Chuanchuan find the time to visit her so early in the day? Afterward, she accepted the pastries and said, "Thank you."

Then, Ange turned around to leave.

"Aren't you going to invite me upstairs?" Fang Qin asked, tugging at the hem of Ange's coat.

Ange didn't expect Fang Qin to move closer to her, so she nearly hit the taller woman when she turned around. After stabilizing her body, she grumpily said, "It's not my home. What's there to see in a…"

Ange instantly found her soul captivated when she met with Fang Qin's affectionate eyes, the words she wanted to say vanishing from her mouth. Then, she cleared her throat and corrected herself, saying, "Let's go."

After leaving the hotel, Xu Chuanchuan took a taxi to the Murong household.

Xu Chuanchuan had notified Murong Shi of her arrival beforehand, but she didn't think that Murong Shi would fail to inform the others in the house. Hence, when Aunt Lian opened the door for her, the older woman revealed a look of surprise and asked, "Weren't you busy with something?"

"I'm free now," Xu Chuanchuan said with a bright smile.

"Is that Chuanchuan? Quickly come in!" Murong Mingshu beckoned when she saw Xu Chuanchuan standing at the entrance.

When Xu Chuanchuan changed into her house slippers and entered the house, she saw Murong Mingshu and Murong Shi shelling walnuts in the living room. So she quickly took off her coat, set aside her handbag, and went over to help out.

From the time Xu Chuanchuan entered the house to the time she sat down on the living room sofa, Murong Shi did not spare her even a glance. Finding this situation to be strange, she deliberately snatched the metal pliers in Murong Shi's hand and said, "Let me do it. I'm the best at shelling walnuts."

Murong Shi finally looked at Xu Chuanchuan at this time. Only, her gaze looked a little dull.

Confused, Xu Chuanchuan asked, "...Why are you looking at me like that?"

Instead of answering Xu Chuanchuan's question, Murong Shi said, "It's a little cold. I'll go and put on an additional layer."

"It's cold?" Xu Chuanchuan was puzzled. The living room was plenty warm, in her opinion. Even after taking off her coat, she still felt that the room was a little too hot.

While taking a look at her daughter's departing figure, Murong Mingshu quietly asked, "Chuanchuan, did you two argue?"

"No?"

"She's been wearing that sullen face ever since she came home. Do you know anything about that?"

"..." Xu Chuanchuan roughly knew the cause of Murong Shi's behavior. So, she put down the walnut and pliers in her hands and stood up. Then, she said, "Auntie, you don't need to worry; we didn't argue. I'll go take a look at her for now and come back later."

"Go ahead, go ahead."

Murong Shi had already entered her room and closed the door behind her by the time Xu Chuanchuan arrived. After knocking on the door and receiving no reply, Xu Chuanchuan went ahead and opened the door.

However, Xu Chuanchuan did not see Murong Shi's figure after entering the room, so she guessed that the latter must've gone into the wardrobe. Then, as soon as she closed the door behind her, someone suddenly pressed her against the door.

"Ah—"

Murong Shi thought she had hurt Xu Chuanchuan, so she quickly withdrew her hands. As soon as she did so, Xu Chuanchuan agilely turned around and embraced her. Rather than feeling pain, her lover currently wore a fawning smile on her face as she looked up at her.

"Are you angry?" Xu Chuanchuan asked.

Murong Shi maintained a straight face and responded with a question, asking, "When is Tang Xin leaving?"

"How would I know?" While immersing herself in Murong Shi's scent, Xu Chuanchuan said, "She just started her relationship with Fang Qin. If she left now, what would happen to Fang Qin?"

Snorting, Murong Shi said, "Fang Qin really is useless. It's been so long already, yet she still hasn't taken down that woman."

However, Xu Chuanchuan disagreed, saying, "Compared to you, I think Fang Qin is much more amazing."

"How so?"

"Fang Qin already kissed Ange the first time they met. Then, on their fifth meeting, they're already rolling around on the bed. Isn't that amazing?"

"Are you trying to say that I was too slow when dealing with you?"

"No, no, our long process is good as well."

Frowning, Murong Shi said, "You're already growing tired of me."

"When did I say that?!" Xu Chuanchuan aggrievedly shouted.

"You were praising Fang Qin's greatness just a moment ago. You said that I'm inferior to her."

She's even getting jealous of Fang Qin?

Xu Chuanchuan was convinced of Murong Shi's ability to get jealous. Afraid that her skill with words was lacking, she decided to coax Murong Shi using what little sex appeal she had, tiptoeing to kiss Murong Shi.

Then, Murong Shi immediately turned the tables on Xu Chuanchuan.

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.