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Chapter 53.2 – Finding Glowing Beauty in Books (书中自有颜如玉)

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Since there is no fix schedule for these chapters now due to the crazy work hours that I have, I have decided to post these chapters as whenever I managed to finished them. So, happy Saturday and here to another chapter for the weekend. 

A sweet date between Lan Ning and Yan Ru Yu? Happy Reading!

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Chapter 53.2:

‘I heard from 2nd aunty say, that cousin brother-in-law is a writer, but she forgot to tell my mother his pen name.’ Sun Yi Meng pulled Lan Ning’s hand. ‘What is his pen name?’

Lan Ning took a copy from the bookcase behind her and put it in front of her. ‘Here.’

Sun Yi Meng looked down.

‘Cousin brother-in-law is Xing Xin?’ Sun Yi Meng is stunned. ‘My teacher said that always see both of you flirting on Weibo. It turns out to be true.’

Lan Ning: ‘…..’

When did she flirt with him on Weibo? Didn’t she do the most chasing for his manuscript?’

‘You are still thinking of abandoning Teacher? Do you know how many people are following him on Weibo every day?’ Sun Yi Meng looked at her with eyes wide open as if she was condemning her violent attitude.

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‘It is not that I don’t like him…. Well…. I really dislike him.’ Lan Ning thought of his delaying of the manuscript, she couldn’t love him. ‘Do you know what is the ending of an editor due to the attitude of an author? Either the author submits the manuscript or both of them die.’

‘….’ Sun Yi Meng remained silent. ‘So, you have to find another way and turn it into a positive result with him. So that he will listen to you.’

Lan Ning: ‘……’

That sounds a bit reasonable.

‘But Teacher Xing Xin is so handsome. Obviously can rely on his face to make money while you have to rely on talent!’

Lan Ning: ‘….’

At meal time, she called Yan Ru Yu down for dinner together in the dining room. Aunty talked to him a lot, especially after knowing that he is a write, she is more impressed.

Lan Ning wanted Aunty to know what kind of person he can become, then her good feelings would be lowered.

In the evening, someone in the Homestay had to stay very late. Lan Ning’s uncle asked her to go back to the room to rest and he will stay downstairs to watch.

The night in the countryside is very quiet. The next day, the sun came out. Lan Ning woke up to the bird chirping. Uncle has been busy making breakfast in the kitchen. Lan Ning went to Sun Yi Meng to wake her up and went downstair to help. After a busy morning, she became a little idle.

After talking about Yan Ru Yu with them, Sun Yi Meng smiled and asked: ‘Cousin brother-in-law, it is rare that you come here. Why don’t you and Lan Ning sister go out to walk around. Here, I will take charge. You guys come back when it is lunchtime.’

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Yan Ru Yu did not directly agree, but seeking the advice of Lan Ning: ‘What do you think?’

Lan Ning thought for a moment. ‘Well, this time is not busy anyway. We will come back before lunch.’

Sun Yi Meng listened to their conversation and happily proposed: ‘Then, you go by bike. It is more convenient.’

There are bicycles in her homestay that are exclusively for tourists and the rent is calculated on an hourly basis. Of course, it is free for Lan Ning.

There are single and double bicycles. Sun Yi Meng tried to get them to ride on the double bicycles, but Lan Ning insisted on riding one.

After Lan Ning picked her bicycle, she turned and asked Yan Ru Yu: ‘Do you know how to ride a bike?’

Yan Ru Yu said to her: ‘Do you think that I can’t even ride such as simple transportation?’

‘No no no… just making sure.’ She got onto her bicycle and rode it out. Yan Ru Yu followed behind her and then caught up side by side with her.

The temperature in the morning is lower and the sun is mild. It is suitable for cycling around the countryside. Lan Ning hasn’t been riding a bicycle for a long time. She is also very excited. She is happily introducing the scenery along the way to Yan Ru Yu. Occasionally, they see beautiful flowers and both of park the bicycle on the side of the road and take pictures with her mobile phones.

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Yan Ru Yu also took a picture. He turned to Lan Ning and said: ‘Let’s take a photo together.’

‘Okay’ Lan Ning tidied her hair and walked towards Yan Ru Yu. She leans on the shoulders of Yan Ru Yu and looked up at the phone that he was holding up.

The background is the flower field with a few while clouds floating in the blue sky.

Yan Ru Yu pressed the button and both he and Lan Ning’s mouth were raised in the arc. Both of their photos were taken.

‘Wow, it is pretty good. Teacher, do you often take pictures of yourself?’

Lan Ning looked at the side. Yan Ru Yu looked at the photo and then set it as a mobile phone wallpaper.

Lan Ning was a bit embarrassed. ‘You can’t awkwardly set your own photo as mobile phone wallpaper.’

Yan Ru Yu said: ‘Otherwise, can also be used as a screen saver.’

Lan Ning: ‘…..’

Yan Ru Yu said: ‘Shíjiǔ Zāi said that setting photos of myself and my lover as wallpaper, so that when others look at it, they know that you are already taken. You can also block the other peach blossoms coming.’ He then sent the photo to Lan Ning. ‘You also set it up as your wallpaper.’

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Lan Ning: ‘……’

No. She like her current wallpaper! She doesn’t want to see her face on the wallpaper at all! It is embarrassing!

She was slow. Yan Ru Yu looked at her incredulously: ‘Why, don’t you know how to set up the wallpaper?’

Lan Ning: ‘….’


‘I will help you.’ Yan Ru Yu took her cell phone and help her change the wallpaper. Lan Ning looked at the face on the wallpaper and then silently changed it back.

Yan Ru Yu: ‘…..’

Lan Ning pressed the phone and said to him: ‘Is the face blocked. Set it as screen saver.’

The frown on Yan Ru Yu’s face suddenly disappeared. The corner of his mouth slowly bent. ‘It makes sense. Then, I will set it up as a screen saver too.’

After the made it as screen saver, he looked at his and Lan Ning’s ‘couple screen saver’, he then put the phone back into the bag with a good mood.



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