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ABBR - Chapter 103-Pt.1

Why wouldn't Xu Chuanchuan be willing?

She had a wedding dress, flowers, a ring, and the most important person in her life in front of her. Everything was ready.

Even though the ring wasn't adorned by diamonds, carvings, or letterings, Xu Chuanchuan found its simplicity to be beautiful.

Seeing Xu Chuanchuan silently staring at the platinum ring in her palm for a long time, Murong Shi said, "I bought this ring because I was afraid you wouldn't accept one that was too expensive."

Xu Chuanchuan naturally understood what Murong Shi was trying to convey. Ever since they started dating, Murong Shi had always cared for Xu Chuanchuan's fragile pride, accommodating her in various aspects such as food and clothing. Murong Shi even adhered to her gifting rule of "no more than 100 yuan."

Although this ring looked ordinary, Xu Chuanchuan knew that it wouldn't be too cheap. Even so, this didn't matter to her.

Xu Chuanchuan felt her nose heating up. She really wanted to cry right now. However, seeing Murong Shi's beautiful smile quickly brought up her mood. So, after sorting out her emotions, Xu Chuanchuan slid the ring in her hand onto Murong Shi's ring finger.

The small metal ring fit snugly on Murong Shi's slender finger. Then, as soon as Xu Chuanchuan slipped the ring in place, Murong Shi immediately grabbed her slightly shaking hand.

Xu Chuanchuan looked around as her heart pounded in joy. Although she had many things she wanted to say, she didn't know where to start.

There were no friends or family here to congratulate them. There was also no ceremony or any of the sorts. There was only a simple kiss. After planting a kiss on Xu Chuanchuan's forehead, Murong Shi moved to kiss her lover on the cheek and said, "Brighten up."

Xu Chuanchuan was truly surprised by this sudden marriage proposal, so it took her a long time to recover. Then, she sweetly smiled at Murong Shi and said, "Why didn't you discuss it with me beforehand?"

Xu Chuanchuan couldn't help but feel a little embarrassed when she thought about how she came here, thinking she would only be trying on bridesmaid dresses.

"It wouldn't be interesting if I discussed it with you beforehand. Also, you were feeling depressed for the past few days, so I've been wondering how I could make you happy."

Xu Chuanchuan had been feeling depressed recently because of Father Xu's matter. She had been so focused on her personal issues that she had ignored Murong Shi. She never thought that Murong Shi would secretly prepare such a surprise behind her back.

Xu Chuanchuan wasn't proficient at sweet-talking. So, without caring that she might end up wrinkling her expensive wedding dress, she extended her arms and tightly embraced Murong Shi.

Meanwhile, as Murong Shi had to hold the lilies, she could only return Xu Chuanchuan's hug with one hand.

"Cough, cough—" Linda, who had been ignored for some time, faked a cough to remind the couple of her existence.

Xu Chuanchuan released Murong Shi and turned to Linda. Upon meeting the other party's teasing gaze, Xu Chuanchuan blushed.

Linda personally didn't wish to break this happy atmosphere. Unfortunately, the time they could stay in the shop was limited. So, waving the camera in her hand, she asked, "Are you two ready? Can I start now?"

Murong Shi stuffed the lilies back into Xu Chuanchuan's arms and helped her lover adjust her veil. Then, she embraced Xu Chuanchuan from behind, faced the camera, and said to Linda, "You can start now."

Xu Chuanchuan rarely took photos of herself. This was also the case for Murong Shi. However, this time, the two of them tacitly made all sorts of intimate poses without anyone's guidance.

The large bridal shop also had plenty of props such as floats, swings, flower arches, sofas... Xu Chuanchuan and Murong Shi used all of these things as a background.

Linda's hobby was photography, so she patiently took photos of the couple.

"I think that's about it," Linda said as she shook her sore wrists. "I've taken several shots of every pose, so you two can take your time going through them and picking the ones you want."

Xu Chuanchuan eagerly received the camera from Linda. However, whether it was because the camera's quality was excellent or Linda's photography skills were superb, Xu Chuanchuan found every picture taken to be perfect and beautiful. Murong Shi looked especially breathtaking in these photos. It didn't matter from which angle the photos were taken.

Xu Chuanchuan couldn't bear to part with the camera even after a long time had passed. However, partway through looking at the pictures, she suddenly thought of something important and asked, "We've been messing around here for so long. Why hasn't anyone else entered the shop?"

Xu Chuanchuan had been too happy before to notice, but now that she had calmed down, she realized that let alone customers, she hadn't even seen any of the shop's staff throughout their entire photoshoot. It was as if the staff didn't care that the three of them were messing around in such expensive wedding dresses. This situation was simply too strange.

Smiling, Linda said, "What other reason could there be? It's because Miss Murong has already contacted this place beforehand."

Looking at Murong Shi in surprise, Xu Chuanchuan asked, "You reserved the whole place?"

"Something like that," Murong Shi said, smiling.

Xu Chuanchuan was at a loss for words. It was no wonder why the staff members did not voice even a question when Murong Shi said to bring over the shop's most expensive wedding dresses. It turned out that Murong Shi had pre-arranged everything.

Xu Chuanchuan looked down at the snow-white dress she wore. When she recalled the string of zeros written on the price tag at the back, she immediately panicked and asked, "Now that we're done taking pictures, should I take it off?"

Murong Shi curled her lips into a smile when she saw Xu Chuanchuan's flustered expression. Then, she said, "You don't need to take it off if you like it."

"What?" Xu Chuanchuan was puzzled.

"I can buy both the dresses we're wearing," Murong Shi nonchalantly said.

Both Xu Chuanchuan and Linda were shocked by Murong Shi's statement.

The combined value of the dresses Xu Chuanchuan and Murong Shi wore was equivalent to a condo unit in S City. Yet, Murong Shi had spoken as if she was buying dresses worth only dozens of yuan.

"Sure enough, the world of tycoons isn't one that poor people like us can understand," Linda said, sighing.

Meanwhile, when Xu Chuanchuan saw that Murong Shi didn't seem to be joking, she hurriedly said, "Don't! It's enough just to wear them once! We won't be wearing them anymore in the future, so why waste the money?"

However, bride-to-be Linda disagreed, saying, "You can't say that. Wedding dresses are worth collecting as well. Moreover, it is something memorable."

"Does that mean you will be buying yours?"

"Of course," Linda said with a bright smile. "I've already decided; I'll be taking the one I'm wearing."

Hearing this, Xu Chuanchuan walked around Linda and checked the price tag on the dress. Upon seeing the price, she immediately exclaimed, "Linda, your husband is so rich!"

Most people would only get married once in their lives, so they would only wear their wedding dress once. Hence, most people chose to rent their wedding dress instead of buying it. This was especially true for expensive wedding dresses. Only wealthy people would spend hundreds of thousands or even millions to buy a wedding dress.

The only thing Xu Chuanchuan knew about Linda's husband was that the man worked as a gym instructor. She didn't know how much gym instructors made a year.

Then, Linda embarrassingly said, "How could he possibly afford such an expensive wedding dress? This is a wedding gift from Miss Murong."

Xu Chuanchuan swiftly turned to look at Murong Shi. Then, when she saw Murong Shi nodding her head, Xu Chuanchuan immediately understood how Murong Shi managed to reserve the entire bridal shop for a private photoshoot. It was because Murong Shi had already made a purchase worth hundreds of thousands.

No matter how beautiful a wedding dress was, Xu Chuanchuan couldn't bear to let Murong Shi waste so much money. Hence, she advised Murong Shi not to be impulsive.

After much deliberation, Murong Shi eventually acceded to Xu Chuanchuan's wishes.

It was already close to noon when the group left the bridal shop. Xu Chuanchuan was already starving, so Murong Shi thought of taking her to a restaurant.

"Do you two want to join us?" Murong Shi asked Linda and her husband.

Linda already knew of Xu Chuanchuan and Murong Shi's relationship, but her husband didn't. So, she politely declined the invite to avoid creating an awkward situation.

Murong Shi didn't insist on the matter, either. So, the two couples parted ways at the bridal shop.

Throughout lunch, Xu Chuanchuan kept holding onto the camera and looking through the captured photos. She felt so happy that she couldn't help but want to announce this joyous news to the whole world.

Unfortunately, she couldn't do so.

Afterward, Xu Chuanchuan uploaded nine photos with different settings and poses onto her social media. She also set it so that only those who knew of her relationship with Murong Shi could see the pictures.

The first person to like and comment on the photos was Little Yan, and she said: "You two went to take wedding photos?! Why didn't you take me with you!!!"

Shortly after Little Yan's comment, Xu Xiangxiang also commented on the photos, saying, "You two look so beautiful that I'm in tears! I want to try on a wedding dress as well!"

Xu Chuanchuan's smile extended from ear to ear when she read these two comments.

Xu Chuanchuan had attended a colleague's wedding before, so she knew that the bride and groom would be very busy on the wedding day. However, she and Murong Shi spent their wedding day in a leisurely manner. They had lunch, went shopping, watched a movie, and visited an arcade. They spent their entire day having fun, and they didn't feel the slightest bit tired.

It was already dark outside by the time they arrived home. Naturally, as soon as they got home, they began making love to each other without end.

Murong Shi even joked and said that their room was a bridal chamber.

After tussling with each other until midnight, Xu Chuanchuan crawled out of bed and grabbed the camera she left on the computer table. Then, she crawled back into Murong Shi's arms and began admiring their wedding photos once more.

At this time, both their phones rang simultaneously.

When Murong Shi grabbed her phone, she saw that Fang Qin had messaged her, saying: "Does this mean you two secretly got married? Congratulations, congratulations."

Meanwhile, Ange messaged Xu Chuanchuan, saying: "Congratulations. I wish you a hundred years of harmony."

Xu Chuanchuan had her hands occupied with the camera, so Murong Shi sent a reply in her stead.

After replying to Fang Qin and Ange, Murong Shi nonchalantly said, "These two are really interesting."

"Hm?"

"It's the middle of the night, yet their messages arrived within one second of each other."

"Who knows? They might be together right now," Xu Chuanchuan casually said.

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.