Chapter 130: Forgot to hide it properly
Yang Chen sighed, “You’re the one who’s forcing me to say it, alright……”
“Don’t waste time, go on. However, I’m warning you, technology is very advanced now. I can use a translation tool to find out if you’re speaking nonsense. Therefore, if you can’t do it, just give up now.”
Yang Chen looked at her strangely, cleared his throat, and began to translate:
“……Joseph came, he opened my bedroom door gently. I could hear my heart beating, it was filled with the thirst for love…… I didn’t know if I should have gotten up to stop him. Ciel was right next door. He’s Joseph’s elder brother and my husband, but in this moment, we have both betrayed him……”
When the translation reached this point, Lin Ruoxi was staring blankly, but she remained silent. She looked at Yang Chen suspiciously, unable to judge whether he was speaking the truth.
Yang Chen could only continue translating helplessly:
“Joseph kissed my earlobe, and I could feel my body heating up. How long has it been, oh…… My dear Joseph, you’re like a warm furnace in the frigid winter, a shady tree in the summer, and I can’t break away from you…… Oh, my beloved, kiss me, take me…… Forget about who Daphne is, forget who you are, we’re just a pitiful pair of lovers…… Joseph kissed my breast……”
Finally, Lin Ruoxi could no longer continue listening, her blush reached her ears. After closing the book, she said through clenched teeth, “Why are you like this!? Even if you can’t translate, don’t just make something up. It’s fine if you make something up, but why did you use such vulgar words!?”
Yang Chen didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry, “I didn’t make anything up, that’s what’s written in the book.”
“Who would believe you! You’re definitely lying, how could there be such content in this book? Could it be that the people who did the inspection don’t know about this?”
How would Yang Chen know how a book like this got here? However, it was surprising that Lin Ruoxi couldn’t accept a story like that. It seemed like his wife was indeed very conservative in this aspect. She should know that such descriptive writing was totally normal overseas.
It was at this moment that a tall, gray-haired old man wearing a gray sweater and reading glasses walked over from the other side of the bookshelf and spoke amiably to Lin Ruoxi, “Miss, this lad wasn’t speaking nonsense. I’ve seen that book before, there really are such passages in the book.”
Lin Ruoxi looked at the old man in confusion, “You are……”
“My surname is Zhao, you may call me Old Zhao. I specialize in researching Indo-European languages, so I understand Albanian. What this young lad just translated should be correct. I remembered that this book was mainly about a Serbian woman who was worrying over whether to betray her marriage, and her name should be Daphne.” Old Zhao explained.
Lin Ruoxi obviously wouldn’t think that a kind-looking old man would join forces with Yang Chen to cheat her for no apparent reason. Although she now knew that she had wrongly accused Yang Chen, when she looked at the smug look on Yang Chen’s face, she felt rather stifled inside. How was it possible that this fellow was so smart, how does he even know such an obscure language!
“Thank you, Old Zhao. Are you here to look at books too?” Yang Chen was rather grateful to this old man. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have been able to explain himself.
Old Zhao shook his head with a smile, “I’m here to read books to my wife.” After saying so, he pointed at an old lady in a wheelchair at the other end of the bookshelf. She looked to be over sixty as well, and seemed to be rather frail.
“My wife’s cataracts couldn’t be treated properly, so she became blind and can no longer read. In the past, we worked in the same research centre. We didn’t expect that she would go blind when we grew older. In our line of work, being unable to see basically means becoming useless. My wife has been staying at home these past few years, and started to develop Alzheimer’s. I was worried for her, so I quit my job and started bringing her here everyday to read her books. I also bring her for walks. By doing this, she might be able to keep from becoming muddleheaded, and she might remember more things.” When Old Zhao touched on this sensitive topic, his eyes became a little moist, “Last year, she asked me what my name was. She remembered that my surname was Zhao, but she couldn’t remember my full name. Thinking back to when we were young, my wife was also a famous specialist in the research institute. Who would have thought that she would forget my name when we got older. There’s no way I wouldn’t be worried……”
With her pure mind, Lin Ruoxi felt very sad for this elderly couple after listening to their story. She consoled him, “Old Zhao, don’t be sad, Mrs. Zhao will get better.”
“Haha.” Old Zhao laughed without restraint and said, “It’s difficult for her to get better. I’ve already accepted this, whether or not she remembers me, I’ll remember her. I’ll remember our decades of trials and hardships, and that’s enough. In a few more years, we’ll be reduced to a pile of ashes, but since we’ll be together to the very end, that’s fine.”
When Yang Chen and Lin Ruoxi heard this, they became silent. This old man’s words sounded carefree and ordinary, but they were full of what was most precious in this world.
Old Zhao suddenly gave the two a look with hidden meaning, and said, “The two of you are a married couple as well, right?”
“Ah?” Lin Ruoxi blushed faintly, speechless.
Yang Chen nodded, “We just got married not too long ago.”
Old Zhao laughed and said, “Lad, you’ve got good fortune marrying such a beautiful girl. However, you must also be pretty tired. Those books you’re carrying must weigh at least a hundred and ten pounds, I feel tired just by looking at them.”
Finally, Lin Ruoxi noticed the two book baskets Yang Chen had placed on the floor. They were piled full of books like little mountains. She had chosen that many books without noticing.
With a frown, Lin Ruoxi bent over to try picking up a basket. Who would have known that with all the strength she had in one arm, it didn’t even budge, and it was only when she used both arms that she was barely able to lift up the basket.
Putting down the heavy basket, Lin Ruoxi looked at Yang Chen strangely. Once she thought about how this man had actually quietly followed her for over three hours while carrying such heavy baskets filled with books in both hands without a word…… Intense guilt rushed into her heart while she felt touched at the same time. With a complicated expression, she lifted her head to look at Yang Chen.
Yang Chen noticed this and smiled indifferently. To him, this was no big deal, but to an ordinary person, and a girl at that, this was way too heavy.
Once again taking up one basket in each hand, Yang Chen said, “It’s alright, I don’t find it that heavy.”
Old Zhao nodded with an expression full of praise, “Nowadays, young ladies only know to look for handsome and rich men. In my opinion, seeing you lift these two baskets like this, I think it’s much more valuable than those things. Young lady, you had better cherish this relationship. Don’t waste this great marriage.” When he finished saying that, Old Zhao waved with a wide smile, returned to his wife and slowly left while pushing her wheelchair.
Yang Chen noticed that Lin Ruoxi was still staring at him in a daze, and couldn’t help but laugh and say, “I know that you don’t acknowledge Old Zhao’s words, I think that I’m pretty handsome as well, right?”
Lin Ruoxi smiled faintly, and said in a gentle tone, “You should take the lift first, wait for me at the cashier. I’m going to get two more books before going down.”
Suddenly hearing his wife speaking so gently to him, Yang Chen almost thought that he was hallucinating. However, thinking about how two books wouldn’t take too much time, he carried the two baskets and went downstairs alone.
After he had waited downstairs for less than five minutes, Lin Ruoxi got out of the lift with two books held tightly in her arms, as if she was trying to hide them.
Yang Chen wasn’t interested in asking what books she was buying that she had to hide them from him. After placing the baskets at the cashier, he went to one side to wait for Lin Ruoxi to pay for them.
Fortunately, there were trolleys on the ground floor that they could use. Carrying close to a hundred books with plastic bags would have been a pain otherwise.
Quite a few people saw Lin Ruoxi buying so many books at once and whispered amongst themselves over this ‘lavish’ lifestyle. After all, books weren’t cheap, buying this many at once probably cost over a thousand bucks, yet Lin Ruoxi had just swiped her card without any hesitation.
Yang Chen pushed the trolley and walked alongside Lin Ruoxi towards the car. He couldn’t resist asking, “Darling Ruoxi, you bought so many books, can you even finish reading them all?”
Uncharacteristically, Lin Ruoxi gave a proper reply, “Actually, most of these books are reference materials. They don’t all have to be read. Besides, I like collecting all kinds of books.”
Yang Chen was baffled. Such a tranquil and gentle way of speaking to him wasn’t her style. He couldn’t help but ask curiously, “Darling, what’s up with you? Are you feeling unwell somewhere? The way you’re speaking doesn’t seem like you at all.”
Hearing this, Lin Ruoxi felt angry inside. Is there something wrong with speaking to him nicely? Therefore, she said unhappily, “Are you a damn pervert!? Do I have to scold you and ridicule you before you’ll be happy?”
“Oh; this is it! That’s the tone, you’re finally back to normal!” Yang Chen said with a smile.
Lin Ruoxi rolled her eyes at him, she had lost all desire to talk to him.
When they went to the boot of the car to put the bunch of books in, they had to expend a lot of effort to put them in order, as the books could very easily be damaged if they weren’t placed carefully in the boot.
When they were almost done arranging the books, Yang Chen casually took a book from the trolley. With a single glance at it, he was frozen in place.
Lin Ruoxi was in the middle of thinking about something else when she noticed Yang Chen stiffen up while staring at a book. She looked over with a puzzled expression, and with one glance, she blushed up to her ears, causing her face to look as tender and beautiful as the autumn moon……
Crap! How did I forget to hide that properly!?
The book was one of the last two books Lin Ruoxi had chosen, and its title was:
?How to be a good wife and loving mother?……