To my dear readers,
I would like to thank CC Je and Malina for their generous donations to me! Both CC Je and Malina have donated to me previously. Thank you so much for your support and kind words!! I’m so lucky to have such supportive readers!
It really means a lot to me. I read all your comments (even though I rarely respond nowadays).
Anyhow, we’re around 200 chapters of the raws. That means, there are only 20 raw chapters left. But the chapters are SO LONG. I edited a chapter last night and it had over 12000 Chinese characters. I have to split it into 3-4 chapters… sigh. That means, I highly doubt I’ll be able to finish by chapter 300. I really want to skip all the sad stuff and get to the end, but if I do that, you guys will be so confused. T_T
Anyhow, this is a snippet of SG. Come back in an hour or two for the actual chapter! I’ll link it at the bottom.
But at around 5pm, Shen Shaonu suddenly entered the room while I was deep in my slumber. She was holding a basin as she loudly hollered, “Yixin sister! Let’s go soak in the hot spring!”
“Ugh…..” I had my face buried underneath my blanket, but Shen Shaonu lifted the blanket and ruthlessly dragged my arm to pull me out.
“Ah….Suyang! Shen Shaoqian! Save me!!! Shaonu is bullying me! Who can save me?!” My eyes were still closed and my voice sounded hoarse from my sleep.
“Psssh! They’re already gone! Yixin sister, let’s hurry. I want to go to the hot springs while Suyang brother is still there!”
“It’s not a mixed spring… Shaonu, allow this sister to teach you. In the world, there are male public baths and there are female public baths.”
I sat in a lotus position as I uttered these meaningful and heartfelt words.
Shen Shaonu crossed her arms and acted like a love-struck fool. She had a cunning smile on her face, “I know. But I heard that the male and female Japanese public baths are only separated by a wall. The moment I imagine Suyang brother’s naked body on the other side, I feel so emotional!”
People! Lady boss! If you don’t block this girl now, your wall from your spa hotel will most likely be knocked down!
If I could speak Japanese, I would definitely tell on her.
Since I didn’t have much of a reaction, Shen Shaonu narrowed her eyes and raised her nose at me, “Although you and Suyang brother are together right now, it doesn’t necessarily mean you guys will be together forever! I will keep pursuing him until I succeed!”
“You’re supposed to wish us well! Sigh… do whatever you want. Since you’ve made so much effort to wake me up, let’s go and soak in the hot spring….”
I stood up and brought my towel and bath products as I followed behind Shen Shaonu and headed towards the hot springs.
This was the first time I’ve ever been to a Japanese hot spring. Most likely, there weren’t many visitors in this hotel as Shen Shaonu and I were the only two people inside.
The moment we entered, Shen Shaonu headed straight to the wall and shouted, “Suyang brother, are you guys there?!”
“Suyang brother! Are you guys there?!” Shen Shaonu attempted again as she knocked on the wall.
Again, there was no response.
“I guess they’re finished.” Then, Shen Shaonu turned around and resentfully glared at me, “Yixin sister, you were too slow! We’re too late….”
No. They’re probably still there. They’re simply ignoring you.
I didn’t say that out loud though. I was afraid to hurt Shen Shaonu’s maiden heart.
I sat in the hot spring and placed my back lightly against the natural rock as I felt my body ascending along with the water vapor. I felt as if my stresses and thoughts were also evaporating; leaving behind only my relaxed self.
While we were enjoying the whole spring to ourselves, another person came in.
I could hear Shen Shaonu staring and gasping at the other individual. Just as I was about to teach her some manners, I also took a glimpse at the woman.
Subconsciously, my mouth widened and I exclaimed, “Mother!”
Her golden hair spilled over her shoulders and her five facial features were comparable to a fine china doll. Her blue eyes were like diamonds and her smooth skin was the colour of white milk. Based on my observations, her 3 sizes were 82/64/84..
Was she human? Or were we dealing with a sexy fox that specialized in bewitching earthlings?
For some strange reasons, she sat next to me when she could’ve sat anywhere. I instantly felt very inferior and restless.
“Psshh….” Looking at me, Shen Shaonu shook her head.
“What are you psshing about?”
“You are both women, but the difference is substantial.”
“Aren’t you a woman as well?” I retorted.
Shen Shaonu shook her head, “I’m not. I’m still a teenager going through puberty. But Yixin sister, you’ve already passed the age to develop. I reckon that it’ll only be a downward spiral for you.”
I used my finger and flicked Shen Shaonu’s forehead. Then I muttered quietly, “Who told you I have stopped developing, huh? I still have a chance to grow, ok….”
Darn it. Shen Shaonu actually heard me.
My face was red and I remained silent. Child, why are you so curious?
“You guys are Chinese?” The woman with the devil figure spoke up next to me. Shen Shaonu and I were stunned. Based on her appearances, we assumed she was a foreigner…
“You can speak Chinese?” I asked; impressed.
The beautiful woman smiled, “My mother is Chinese, and I grew up in China.”
Ahh…her smile! I feel tipsy…!
“Hello. My name is Shen Shaonu! You can just call me Shaonu. The woman next to me is an elder sister of mines. Her name is Lin Yixin.”
What elder sister…?! I gave Shen Shaonu a warning glare to keep her mouth shut.
Currently, the three of us were sitting together. Shen Shaonu was sitting on my left, while the woman with the devil figure was sitting on my right.
“Lin Yixin. Shen Shaonu. I have memorized it. Hi, my name is Anna.” Anna amiably extended her hand. I shook it. Based on how delicate she looked, I was surprised by how hard her grip was.
“Your skin is very good.”
Anna didn’t seem like she had any intentions of releasing my hand.
I stared at her with my eyes opened wide, “What? Yours is obviously much better…”
Suddenly, we heard a basin dropping from the other side of the wall. Shen Shaonu stretched her neck out like a giraffe as she stared at the wall. Then, she abandoned me and swam towards that direction.
“How do you maintain it?” Anna asked as her hand began to gradually move up my arm.
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By the way, in Chinese, we usually say the name and then add a suffix at the end to indicate whether they are older or younger. That’s why I translated it as Yixin sister and Suyang brother. But in English, we tend to add the brother and sister in front of the name. Sorry if it’s confusing.
In Chinese, the age thing is a big deal. So, we have words that are so specific; to the point you would know exactly which uncle is being referred to (Ex. the elder uncle from the father’s side). Whereas, in English, when someone says uncle, you have no idea whether it’s a younger or an elder uncle and which side of the family he’s from unless indicated.
In Chinese, we refer to almost anyone older than us either as an “auntie”, “uncle”, “grandma”, “grandpa” even if they’re not biologically related to us. So, it would be “Katie aunt” or “Sam uncle”. The title is necessary to show respect. It is inappropriate to call someone by their names if they’re older than you. So, when I refer to my brother, I literally say, “brother” when I speak in Cantonese LOL. (But when I’m speaking in English, I just say his name)