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Chapter 42.3 – Finding Glowing Beauty in Books (书中自有颜如玉)

Oh my! Yan Ru Yu actually went shopping with Lan Ning…. Is he going to be a difficult ‘boyfriend’ whom would nick and pick on all the dresses that she tried on? Or is he those type whom would be sweet enough to help her find the right dress that would fit her perfectly? How is Lan Ning going to react having to shop together with Yan Ru Yu?

Goodness! Can those two just start dating and bring on sweet chapters for us? Maybe if that would happen, it would lose the charm of this novel, isn’t it? Hehehe….

Enjoy the read and have a great weekend ahead! 

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Chapter 42.3: 

Yan Ru Hu started the car and asked Lan Ning whom is sitting next to him: ‘Where do you want to go to buy the dress?’

‘The Starlight Departmental Store.’

Yan Ru Yu nodeed and drove heading towards Starlight Department Store.

Maybe because it was a Friday, there were more people in the departmental store. It took them a long time to find carpark. At the shopping mall, Lan Ning went directly to the ladies’ floor.

‘If you want to buy a dress, it is better to go directly to the dress brand store. Most of these are daily clothes.’ Yan Ru Yu said after they visited two shops.

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Lan Ning smiled: ‘These clothes here are already so expensive. You still want me to go tailor make it?’

Yan Ru Yu: ‘That is why I said. I need to provide better material conditions to give my wife a better life.’

Lan Ning: ‘….’

Unprepared to say anything about love!

Lan Ning blushed and walked into the next store, followed by Yan Ru Yu whom walked in behind her. After the salesperson asked Lan Ning about her intentions, she actively helped her in recommending dresses but they were all rejected by Yan Ru Yu. He took a look around the shop and finally went to a dress on the model, ‘In this while shop, this is a decent dress.’

The sales person heard and walked beside him enthusiastically: ‘This gentleman has a good vision. This dress is our designer special limited-edition dress. There is only one, this one.’

Yan Ru Yu nodded his head: ‘Can you take it down for her to try?’

‘Of course.’ The sales person called a colleague. Together, both of them took off the dress from the model and handed it to Lan Ning. ‘This lady should be able to fit the dress.’

Lan Ning holding the dress, quickly looked at the price…. Oh, it is almost half of her half year salary. No wonder it has not been sold after such a long time. 😊

Yan Ru Yu see that she is still standing without moving, urge her: ‘Try it.’

Lan Ning: ‘….’

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How can you who earns tens of million dollars understand the plight of those who mearly earns thousands every month!

‘This dress is very beautiful. Try it.’ The sales person also looked at her with a look of enthusiasm. Lan Ning feeling the pressure from all parties had no choice but to walk to the dressing room with the dress.

When she came out, the sales person looked surprised and said: ‘Its really beautiful and it fits perfectly.’

‘That’s right. She looks slim and particularly tall!’

Lan Ning looked at the two sales person whom were singing praised in front of her. Her brows jumped. Hey! Acting too pompous!

‘You look into the mirror.’ The sales person pushed the mirror in front of her and smiled. ‘You look really good.’

Lan Ning looked into the mirror, but was stunned. She indeed looked very beautiful. Light colored clothes lined the complexion, high-waisted design and layers of long skirts, not only show the stature but also enhance her. She turned around looking at herself in the mirror. She really couldn’t bear to take it off.

However, the price for this dress far exceeded her budget. She will have to give this a pass.

‘It looks good. But I have heard that the mirror in the clothis store will make people look more beautiful.’

The sales person listened to her and said: ‘Our mirror here are the ordinary mirrors. You look really pretty in the dress.’

Lan Ning’s eyebrows moved. The sales person could really speak.

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She lifted her hand and said: ‘But I feel that my arms and shoulders are tight. The waist is also a little tight.’

‘No, it is really fitting.’ The sales person said, looking at the rhetoric standing on the sidelines. ‘Otherwise, ask your boyfriend, is it perfectly fitting?’

Lan Ning opened her mouth and was about to speak. Yan Ru Yu said: ‘It really fits. You look great in that.’

Lan Ning’s heart jumped again. Ah…. Why at this age, she could still blush when someone praised her.

Yan Ru Yu looked at her and smiled softly. He said: ‘Go and change out of it.’

‘Oh, oh…’ Lan Ning walked back to the dressing room. Consider him still with conscience, knowing that she couldn’t afford it.

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She brought the dress out and gave it back to the sales prson. The sales person smiled at her and went over to the cash register with the dress to help her wrap up.

Lan Ning said impatiently: ‘Wait, I didn’t say that I would buy it.’

The sales person looked up and smiled at her: ‘When you were changing, your boyfriend had made the payment.’



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5 thoughts on “Chapter 42.3 – Finding Glowing Beauty in Books (书中自有颜如玉)

  1. Morning!

    Wonder Mhryu is from ASEAN as I notice we are up at around same time. I am Deaf monolingual and from Singapore and many thanks for your translation 👍

    Back to the story, I really hand it to YRY for being thick skinned. He hasn’t even asked LN whether they can be a couple or ask her out for dates. I guess he jumped many chapters assuming that LN was interested in him. He probably has Low EQ – I think

    Poor Lan Ning
    She is trapped in YRY’s web 🤭
    Guess YRY won’t allow LN to be near Birong or any male guys from now onwards.

    Looking forward to any twists if there is any 😬

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    1. He hasn’t only assumed she was interested in him, he is on a weirdo’s campaign to take whatever interest she may have had (personal or otherwise) in himself, and make that the root of her undying love for him. He is at war against her indifference, and he is using every trick in the book – in his own, slightly twisted way. He is awfully pushy, though.

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