“What did you say to my mom yesterday?” Tang Yin asked as she glared angrily at Lin Yi.
“Yesterday… to your mom?” Lin Yi blinked as he remembered the New Orleans recipe he’d promised- he’d been so busy with Guan Xuemin in the morning that he’d forgotten about the whole thing completely! His face reddened a little at his slip-up.
So that was why Tang Yin was looking for him- it was for the recipe! Lin Yi’s tone turned a little apologetic as he spoke. “About the recipe, right?”
Tang Yin only glared even harder than Lin Yi.
“Ah, my bad… Too many things on my mind this morning- I forgot.” Lin Yi smiled guiltily. “Here, I’ll come by later and give you the recipe when the next class ends, alright?”
“Okay.” Tang Yin didn’t see any point in continuing the conversation after Lin Yi put it like that. With a nod, she closed the window shut and dropped the curtains.
Lin Yi then spun around abruptly. “How close are you gonna get? Maybe you’d like something to help hear better?”
“Ugh……” Lin Yi turning around suddenly gave her a fright- he must’ve been talking about her eavesdropping. But Chen Yushu was no ordinary woman, and a smile replaced her embarrassment an instant later. “What, you have stuff you don’t want people knowing? I was just passing by!”
Lin Yi had been leaning against Tang Yin’s window, and Yushu was obscured from Tang Yin’s sight because of that. She wouldn’t have talked to Lin Yi for that long if she’d noticed Lin Yi being tailed.
“Haha..” Lin Yi smiled as well- he was pretty helpless when it involved this Chen Yushu, after all. “Well, ask away.”
“Um…… Lemme just first clarify that Yao Yao didn’t send me or anything.” Yushu said with a roll of her eyes.
(i dont think the eye rolls meant to be bitchy)
“Ah……” Lin Yi made sure not to pay her words too much heed- most of the stuff she said was probably bullshit. She might very well have come because of her own curiosity even if she did hold Mengyao responsible.
“What did Tang Yin wanna see you for?” Yushu asked.
“It’s nothing- I promised to give her something and I forgot, so I’ll give it to her next class.” Lin Yi said, leaving the recipe out of his explanation. It’d sound like he was donating something to the girl, and he didn’t want to take credit for every little thing he did.
“Oh……” Yushu said, wondering what this ‘something’ could be… She had only herself to blame for her bad eavesdropping techniques- the hallway was too noisy, as well.
“Well, I’m going back. You were just passing by, right? Move along……” Lin Yi said with a nod.
“Tissues tissues tissues!!!” Yushu said, her face red and pissed off at Lin Yi’s dick move as she stomped on the ground.
What Yushu didn’t expect, however, was for every single student in the hallway to have their eyes turned on her!!
Tissues? The school beauty Chen Yushu, asking for tissues in the hallway? Perhaps she couldn’t hold it in anymore, and had to get to the bathroom this instant?
Everyone worried about the damage Yushu was doing to her own image, but a number of admirers all started pulling tissues out of their pockets, lining up to answer to Yushu’s call… “Here……”
Yushu froze- her face blushed a complete red as everyone misunderstood her. She glared at Lin Yi walking away as she started scheming what she’d do to the guy when they got home… Heh heh.
Yushu had a high level of adaptability, and her bullshit skills were quite refined from her days with Mengyao. “I was talking about my finger, not tissues, okay? I hit my finger earlier, and it hurts.”
(finger sounds like tissues in Chinese)
With that, Yushu started waving her little finger in the air.
“Oh……” The pack of wolves uttered, disappointed that they’d misunderstood the girl. She was saying ‘finger’, not ‘tissues’...
The boys then put their tissues back into their pockets helplessly- they’d hoped to have a nice encounter with Chen Yushu, too…
Yushu patted at her chest in relief as she made her way back to her classroom- she’d almost humiliated herself in public if it weren’t for her quick thinking back there. Her image would’ve been ruined if she were one second slower!
“Shu, what’s wrong? You’re pale and panting.” Mengyao asked curiously as she looked at Yushu. “Did you get spotted by him?”
“Oh, no, I’m fine.” Yushu said, thinking that there was no way she’d ever tell Mengyao about her episode earlier- it was simply too embarrassing. It might’ve very well been the most embarrassing moment of her life!
“So was the tailing a success?” Mengyao asked.
“Yep, it was.” Yushu said with a nod. “Seems like he has something he wants to give to Tang Yin, and Tang Yin was looking for him because of that. He said he’ll give it to her next class!”
“What’s the thing he’s giving?” Mengyao asked.
“How am I supposed to know? He didn’t give it yet.” Yushu shook her head.
“Then go tail him again next class!” Mengyao said.
“Hah? You want me to go again?” Yushu was curious, but Lin Yi catching her was a little more embarrassing that she’d expected it to be. There was that whole thing with the tissues, too…
“Yeah, I thought you wanted to?” Mengyao asked, confused at the way Yushu was acting.
“W-well, um…… he almost caught me, so maybe you should go……” Yushu said with a little stutter.
“He didn’t see you already, did he?” Mengyao was no stranger to Yushu’s ways- that look on her face allowed Mengyao a pretty good guess.
“Ugh… yeah…….” Yushu only nodded in admittance.
“See……” Mengyao said with a shake of her head. “What did I tell you- you know how skilled he is, of course he’ll see you! Great, now he thinks it’s me again!”
“He doesn’t……” Yushu said, shaking her head as well. “I made sure to clarify that you were uninvolved after he caught me.”
“......” Mengyao wanted to beat this girl up, but decided otherwise upon further thought. Lin Yi probably didn’t believe the stuff Yushu said, anyway.
“You must be pretty relieved, and happy, too, aren’t you, Yao Yao? I didn’t sell you out!” Yushu said gleefully.
“[email protected]#$%......&” Mengyao was speechless- having an energetic best friend like Yushu was both a blessing and a curse……
She’d cheer you up when you felt down, but make you sad when you felt happy… She’d make you angry when in a good mood, make you angrier still when in a bad mood, only to piss you off so much you got into a good mood again……
Lin Yi ripped a piece of paper off his notebook after getting back to class, and started writing the recipe down. After all, recipes like “New Orleans Barbeque Sauce”, “Honey Fried Barbeque Sauce”, and “Black Pepper Barbeque Sauce” weren’t anything too special that required too much skill… Lin Yi had been making stuff like that back home himself, for one.
Deliveries weren’t really available back atat the village, and they’d had to go to the city just for a package… Lin Yi had had decided to just do things himself because of that, gathering local materials instead and avoiding online deliveries as much as possible.
He’d written down quite a couple of recipes on the paper before folding it up for Tang Yin.