Chapter 86: Is this me?

T/N: At this point I don't even know what to say. I probably will write a post about this mess later. I'm hoping I can publish chapters everyday, but right now I can't make any promises. 
A special note to all my patreon patrons: Please don't make any payments this month too. Shoot me a mail and I'll return (I think there is such a patreon feature) any donation you might have made accidentally. :)
Another note: The chapters from now on will be shorter to remove the draggy-ness and cheesiness from the story. 
Last Note: I feel all sorts of shame for not keeping up with the schedule.  _______________________

For the next two days, Gong Ouyang continued to harass Xiaonian to wear the school uniform once again.
Exhausted with his demand, she secretly took it to the kitchen and burnt it. On the third day when she came out of the bathroom, a fresh set of school uniform was placed on the bed in plain view.
She quickly stuffed them underneath the dresser and went out wear…

Chapter 85: Appreciation

“Does he like you?” Gong Ouyang asked her straight as soon as the doors of elevator closed. Therewas a hint of displeasure in his words.
Xiaonian’s scalp went numb as she was brought down to earth after hearing his question. Involuntarily she squeezed her fingers and not a single expression could be squeezed out of her stiff face.
Gong Ouyang’s eyes narrowed in dissatisfaction at her silence. “Does he?” he asked again, this time his voice was laced with danger.
Xiaonian pinched her forefinger with her thumb and middle finger and squeezed out a smile. “He is my sister’s husband, you’ve been to their wedding too,” she reminded him.
“So?” Gong Ouyang asked arrogantly, “does it mean that he can’t chase his wife’s sister?”
Xiaonian was stunned at his response.
“How is that possible?” she asked with genuine disbelief, “he is married to Shi Yue. She is beautiful and very popular.” She paused, still looking at the floor, she is now more accepting of it than she was before, she chuckled, “..and I am…

Chapter 83-84: Antagonism

T/N: Hi everyone! We are back in business! (Thank you so much for your patience! T^T) I wrote this during a two hour flight from Tennessee, so forgive any mistakes you might find. Also, there will be a release everyday from now on. 
To my patreon patrons: Extra chapters will be posted on the website starting this Sunday.  ____________________________
The next day, Xiaonian and Gong Ouyang left the villa immediately after breakfast.
Perhaps, Xiaonian thought, Gong Ouyang wasn’t as calm as he appeared to be. After all, it was his own brother.
The only complaint Xiaonian had in her heart other than him threatening to kill her yesterday night, was her uniform.
It gave her chills, looking at herself in the mirror in this weird uniform.
They started back to TianZhi quite early in the morning, as a result there wasn’t much traffic on the roads and they reached the city very early.
Xiaonian sighed inside herself in sheer relief. There won’t be lot of people around this time and as long as she made…

Chapter 82

T/N: I was shocked to see someone write in the comments that this novel translation is discontinued. No no no. Just, a heavy workload, emotional baggage, extreme anxiety, in general you know. Sometimes, it gets too hard to go on. So, needed some time. It was terribly unfair to you guys, and I do feel rather ashamed of my own inadequacies, but try and forgive this little translator's inability to cope with life's problems properly.  _______________________________________

After the band-aid, Xiaonian and Gong Ouyang went back to having their dinner and everything was quiet for few minutes.
Gong Ouyang uninterestedly stirred his soup for the third time.
“Do you know why we are here today?” he asked.
Xiaonian put down the spoon that she raised and sat straight. She thought he just called her here because he could and he felt like it. Isn’t that why things happened around her?
Gong Ouyang saw that she did not say anything but looked at him in question. He picked up the win…

Chapter 81: Changes

T/N: Hey everyone! The aliens didn't kidnap me. I was just away for some work. It was unexpected and hence the no notice. Also, I specially want to thank the readers who shared their experiences with anxiety. Knowing that I am not the only one was more calming than I expected.
 [Sadism? ヽ(`⌒´メ)ノ] _______________________________
“Come here.”
As soon as the door shut behind her, Gong Ouyang’s deep voice rang out in the room. He still stood out there, on the balcony, and did not turn around.
Did she imagine him being lonely? He sounds just like he always does. Shaking her head to clear her thoughts she took small steps towards him. The huge french windows that led to the balcony were open and she walked through them and stood beside him, looking at the wide expanse of the valley before her.
The sun hadn’t quite set yet, so she was still able to make out the shapes of the tress and the curves of the mountains in the valley.
The two people stayed silent, both watching the valley slowly…

Chapter 80: Villa in the wild

T/N: So much anxiety, and so little help  ( ゚д゚). Do you guys feel unbearably anxious at times? How do you cope? ________________________________

True to Gong Ouyang’s word, Feng De dutifully brought the flash drive containing the spy ware.
What surprised Xiaonian most about the software was that if you entered few choice key words, then the program can actually record conversations that contain those words eliminating the need to be constantly on watch for all the phone calls she might be receiving.
Xiaonian felt relieved when Feng De explained this. There was a part of her that niggled her for being unethical. But with this, she can now just listen to already recorded phone conversations without having to snoop through each and every call.
“I installed the software and it is now ready to run. All Miss Shi has to do now is to send a message to the intended recipient from here,” he pointed to a small empty space on the right side of the computer.
“Mh,” Xiaonian made a sound of acknowledge…

Chapter 79: Distracted

T/N: Next release, on day after tomorrow guys. (✿◠‿◠)
For the third time, Xiaonian absentmindedly put another piece of vegetable on Gong Ouyang’s plate leaving the big meaty pieces inside the pot.
Gong Ouyang’s eyebrows twitched in a mixture of confusion and frustration. His good food stayed in the pot and he was being fed only goat food.
Who cared for these vegetables?
The maids standing behind started sweating bullets as they watched Xiaonian act as if her thoughts were a million miles away. Wasn’t she scared?
Their boss was a fire a breathing dragon when he is displeased, ah!
Gong Ouyang finished his vegetables and looked expectantly at the pot filled with meat pieces.
A maid noticed that Xiaonian’s eyes were still glued to her own plate and hurriedly moved to serve her master.
Gong Ouyang looked at her with displeasure but let her serve. As soon as the food was his plate, his attention was once again focused on his food.
It was only after he was done that he noticed Xiaonian’s non-partici…