Translated by newbienoona
Edited and proofread by greenapple
Once she is done with her composition, tears roll down her face. Fortunately, the students around her are still answering questions, and the examiner is sitting at the end of the classroom, far enough not to notice her. She wipes her tears hurriedly before turning over her paper to check her work.
The examination bell rings, and the first afternoon test comes to an end. While waiting for the next test, the examiner tells them to use the facilities quickly. She didn't forget what Basa Li said to her. Come find me once the first exam is over.
She's thinking about whether to meet up with her, when she runs into her in the restroom. This doesn't seem to be a coincidence. Basa Li came to look for her on her own.
With her back facing the stalls, she hears Basa Li's voice from one of the stalls. An Chuxia lifts her head slowly. They are the only two people in the bathroom. An Chuxia is about to ask her a question when Basa Li aggressively asks, "I want to ask you a question, and I hope you can answer me."
She leans her face closer to hers. "If you don't answer, I might have a way for someone else to tell me. Don't make me work harder."
An Chuxia hates people who beat around the bush. She looks up and turns to Basa Li. With much indifference, she turns the faucet on. The sound of the water flowing mixes with Chuxia's voice. "Just ask me what you want to know, and I'll tell you. After all, I have nothing against you."
Basa Li finds it ridiculous to listen to An Chuxia since she hates her. An Chuxia feels the same about Basa Li. The only difference is An Chuxia doesn't want to be enemies with Basa Li. She doesn't want to be enemies with anyone.
Basa Li doesn't say a thing as she assesses An Chuxia's cool demeanor. Then, she bluntly asks, "What I want to know is: who is Han Qilu's first love? Are you the one?"
An Chuxia's breathing suddenly becomes irregular. Her thoughts fill with Xiang Mankuai. In Han Qilu's heart, can she even have a spot when it's filled by her? Otherwise, when she asked him why he didn't participate in last year's field trip, he wouldn't have shown an expression filled with heartache.
If only for a moment, she saw him distressed and sad.
Assessing Chuxia's silence, Basa Li is convinced she knows Han Qilu's first love, and it's not An Chuxia.
In any case, she must know who his first love is, what she looks like, what her name is, and where she is now.
"Why aren't you answering? You must know. Tell me!" Basa Li's voice seems urgent.
An Chuxia closes her eyes and holds her breath. When she opens them, she looks at Basa Li. Her once-cool eyes aren't calm anymore. The corner of her mouth tugs as she says lightly, "I'm sorry. The subject is taboo. I can't tell you."CHAPTER 290 Locked Toilet
Translated by newbienoona
Edited and proofread by greenapple & anks
TN: 一失足成千古恨- (idiom) A single slip may cause everlasting sorrow. It means a mistake may gain eternal hate.
Basa Li's delicate face distorts in anger.
She didn't care about Han Qilu's life when she didn't know about his existence. But now that she has fallen in love with his cold, gentle, strange… personality, she started loving all of him. She wants to know more about his past.
But An Chuxia insists on withholding information, and now she's angry. Taking a deep breath, she asks, trembling. "You really won't tell me?"
"Yes," An Chuxia answers firmly. She vividly remembers asking about her and the cynical expression she was greeted with.
She still recalls clearly how Xiao Mingluo seriously told her, "It doesn't matter who told you, but you should never mention this name to anyone. She is a taboo."
She prides herself on being trustworthy. Despite Basa Li's threats, she won't mention her name because it's a taboo.
"Very well," Basa Li presses her lower lip. She looks like she's going to spray An Chuxia with fire. In the end, she reluctantly withdraws her gaze and steps out in her high heels. An Chuxia hears her footsteps get softer as she leaves. An Chuxia sighs and attempts to walk out of the bathroom, only to find that the door does not open despite putting her weight on it.
"F**K!" she curses Basa Li for locking her in the toilet! The second exam starts soon. What can she do?
She tries her best to bang on the door and yell to get anyone's attention, in hopes of a passerby. But despite her efforts, no one comes. The bathroom is located in a remote are, and this is why she chose this toilet. It is convenient, but not used by many. But based on today's events, this toilet has become inconvenient!
What was that old saying again? Oh yeah! A single slip may cause everlasting sorrow.
"Is there anyone there? Someone?" An Chuxia bangs herself against the door several times before finally conceding and sliding down on the floor. Then, she sits.
The Stein custodians are dedicated. The floor is neither dirty, nor wet.
Then, she remembers she has her cell phone. She quickly bends her knees and pulls out the device.
"Fortunately… ." She turns on her device, and it blinks for a few moments. The corner of her device says her battery is running low.
"No! Don't play me like this!" An Chuxia's face turns red in panic. She searches her contact list, but not fast enough to contact someone before the screen goes black.
She tries to turn on the device multiple times, but no matter how hard she tries, the screen remains dark. It has no power. She wants to smash her cell phone badly, but instead, she shoves it back into her pocket. She wishes to be more insolent.
In the end, it's not the phone's fault this happened, but hers.