I apologize for the lack of MDDKM tv photos. I’ll change it when I’ve got time. 🙂
Right now, enjoy! [Sort of a fill-in chapter in the lives of our characters.]
Translated by nightcache
Edited and proofread by newbienoona
TN: a single slip could cause everlasting sorrow (idiom)- a small mistake can cause a lot of problems
"You don't need to wholeheartedly provide service… you, helping me find a manhua, is enough. The cover is light blue, and it has a signature on top, old madam Ling's." An Chuxia considers Stein Royal College's library books relatively brand new, so she adds, "The book is comparatively old, probably not too hard to recognize."
That librarian didn’t raise any objections, and started searching at the largest side of the library, the farthest left, while An Chuxia rolls up her sleeves and starts searching in the middle.
On the other side, Xiao Mingluo who found an excuse to escape, runs to the music teacher's door: Room 4. Unexpectedly, Ling Hanyu's silhouette isn't there. Mingluo scratches his head in distrust, and when he turns his head around, he bumps into someone. For a moment, he was scared enough he almost screamed.
After recognizing the individual, he finally heaves a sigh of relief. "Kuni, next time you appear, can you make some noise? This young master's heart cannot withstand this torment!"
Kuni nods, expressionless. "Excuse me, you're looking for our young master?"
He looks at Kuni's left and right; Xiao Mingluo, once again, says, "Correct, where is he?" In all honesty, he wanted to secretly check up on that guy. He just doesn't want to provoke him into to doing something stupid just because of a manhua.
"As a servant, I shouldn't say anything." Kuni enunciates each word harshly. "Our young master usually doesn’t smoke, but today, however, he is sitting on the bench on the boulevard, smoking. My apologies, but do you have anything to do with his disposition?"
Xiao Mingluo unabashedly shrugs his shoulder. "It has nothing to do with me! But, you don't need to worry about this matter. Otherwise, too many people would get involved with your master. He's at the boulevard, right? I got it, you may leave. I will resolve this matter."
Kuni is an explicitly trained person, and because of that, he remains silent and disappears before Xiao Mingluo.
The calm appearance Xiao Mingluo displayed in front of Kuni immediately disappears. It is replaced by a tearful expression. If only, during that time, he wasn't looking for books in the library about picking up girls, and hearing that there were beautiful girls looking for manhua, then he wouldn't have lost Ling Hanyu's manhua in the library.
When Ling Hanyu interrogated him, he shouldn't have mindlessly said, "Go ask An Chuxia," to save his hide. Now, this situation has turned out like this…. .
Indeed, a single slip could cause everlasting sorrow!
In the end, he feels awfully guilty to An Chuxia, so he calls her, asking whether or not she found it yet. He also informs her about Ling Hanyu's whereabouts before hanging up and heading to the library.
Since the start of the first period till the lunch bell rings, An Chuxia and Xiao Mingluo continuously search.
"Chuxia, how about we stop searching. This wasn't my intent." Xiao Mingluo frowns. "I might as well turn myself in."
"Turn your ghost in!" An Chuxia hands him a piece of popcorn. "Go get us lunch. I'll continue to search. There's still a dozen or more rows of bookshelves before giving up. We'll find it eventually."
Watching her unbending will, he doesn't comprehend why his heart feels unconditionally sad for her. He taciturnly comes over and insipidly says, "You are indeed…. attractive"
"What?" An Chuxia, whose main focus is on finding the manhua, didn't hear him clearly, so she turns to look at Xiao Mingluo.
"Nothing, you can take a break; I'll go order lunch." Xiao Mingluo turns to leave, his eyes unbeknownst to him, twinkles.
[Does Miss Chuxia want the handsome Mingluo to help? Heh, heh, buy the climax first.]
(T/N: Author to reader Q. Do you get the joke?)
Translated by nightcache
Edited and proofread by newbienoona
Baffled, An Chuxia shakes her head. When she readies herself to search for the manhua, her phone vibrates in her pocket. Pulling out the phone, the screen displays Han Qilu as the caller.
Currently… overseas, it's probably very late at night. What kind of person calls in the middle of the night, when they're supposed to be sleeping!
An Chuxia rolls her eyes and resentfully says, "What now?" She was is ready to burst.
On the other side, Han Qilu sneers as he the tosses and turns. This person still treats him poorly whether it's face-to-face or in [phone] contact. Except…. during that time. During that time, she was pretending. Her motive was to go bowling. He knows there isn't any fun in bowling.
"I wanted ask what you what are doing. Are you this short-tempered when answering a call?" He had calculated the time accurately before calling, and this time just happens to be the time she usually eats lunch.
An Chuxia crouches down carefully, looking at each book, while not forgetting to rain several obscenities into the phone. "Dude, I was busy for half of the day, so is having a temper abnormal?"
Curling the corner of his mouth, Han Qilu's tone turns gloomy. "What are you busy with?"
The exam period is over. It is reasonable to say the time after exams are the most leisurely. Listening her tone, it seems as if tomorrow is the college entrance exam, and right now it is tiresome [to be distracted].
Perceiving a difference in the master devil's tone, she stops cursing; instead, she says unhappily, "Finding a book. If you're fed and brimming with idleness whilst being in America, then I welcome you back for us to search together."
"Find a book? What book are you looking for?" Han Qilu is confused.
Coincidentally, she flips over a book in her hand, and on the cover, it writes: Brother did not blow smoke, but loneliness.
She blurts out without thinking, "Brother, I am not looking for a book, but loneliness…."
"Loneliness?" There is a light laughter on the other side. An Chuxia suddenly imagines the devil's light laughter on his devastating beautiful appearance, and for a moment, she gulps.
If only she is as beautiful as Han Qilu. T-T
"You mean you want your husband to abandon this place and the project to wait upon my small wife?"
An Chuxia's hand shakes while holding the phone, letting the device clutter to the floor.
Fortunately, her eyes and hand were quick. Her hand pushes the phone away before it hits the floor. The phone flies right across, landing on the second shelf from the bottom.
"F**k!" She's startled; she runs to retrieve her phone. She inspects the device and finds no damage. Who says the crash resistance on an Apple phone isn't good? It's all speculation!
"What happened?" Han Qilu's worried voice comes through the phone.
She’s about to reply when her eyes catch sight of a light blue manhua. The book cover is quite old, and a part of it is beginning to peel. She quickly opens the cover, and the first page is blank except for an area with a confident autograph.
"Actually!" She vivaciously bounces up while holding the book and randomly says into the phone. "Qilu! This is the first time I’ve found you to be cute! Simply, just love you to death! That's all, Bye-Bye!"
Not adding anymore, she hangs up the phone and runs out of the library with the manhua.
Would Ling Hanyu is still be at the boulevard? She runs toward the direction with much exuberance.
On the other side of the world, the corner of Han Qilu's lips, curl. Although he didn't understand why she was excited, his heartbeat speeds up at her words: 'simply just, love you to death.'
This damn girl… .