After that, he turned to Xia Rou, smiling, “So happy today?”
Xia Rou was so drunk she couldn’t tell that Cao Yang’s smile was so icy it could really freeze someone entirely.
She laughed happily, and responded, “Happy! Happy! I’m so happy!”
Cao Yang: “…” Damn! Translated by The Novelst
Looking at her state, it seemed she wouldn’t be able to understand even if he did lecture her. He was too lazy to continue, so he grabbed her arms to drag her into the house.
After he left go, his tone wasn’t too good. “Go back to your room and sleep!”
Xia Rou was wobbling as she walked, twisting and turning, humming a song.
She had a new hairstyle, her long hair circled at the ends, pulled back.
Cao Yang followed her, looking at her hair swinging back and forth like a snake. His hand was itchy. How he wished he could pull her hair to wake up her brain so she could walk straight!
Xia Rou continued humming a song, turning. She raised both hands high up and smiled recklessly at Cao Yang. “Big brother! Big brother!”
“What?” Cao Yang was snappish, annoyed at the fact she was acting so wildly.
“Big brother! Big brother! I’m so happy! I’m so happy!!” Xia Rou spun in a circle.
Cao Yang recalled that Zhang Jinglun had also told him she was too happy, and that was why she had insisted on drinking. So he was curious and asked: “What are you so happy about?”
Xia Rou then smiled, she smiled happily.
“I’ve grown up! I’ve grown up already!” She answered with joy. “I have grown up for three years, and finally I’m 18 years old! I’ve become an adult! Long live! Ohhhhhh
She even raised her hands to shout!
What did she mean, she’s grown up for three years? Did her previous fifteen years count for nothing? Cao Yang was expressionless.
Xia Rou was born in April, but because she was focused on her studies, only the family gathered to celebrate. Cao Bin and Cao Xing had taken leave to rush back for her birthday. From the perspective of the law, she had indeed turned into an adult.
The little drunkard hadn’t finished acting crazy yet. She jumped here and there, running forward and then suddenly running backwards.
Her arms were outstretched: “I’ve finished the national exam! Hahaha, I’m leaving soon! Leaving soon!”
Then she grabbed on to the clothes at Cao Yang’s chest: “Big brother, if I leave would you miss me? Would you?”
Cao Yang raised his brows. “Where are you going?”
“To study of course! I’m going to university soon, far away from you!” Xia Rou released him, smiling joyfully while stepping backwards.
Behind her were the stairs. Just as Coa Yang expected, she fell backward.
He’d prepared for this and reached out to scoop her up.
So that’s how it was… That’s what she was so happy about! He was enlightened.
Before this, he had asked Xia Rou which university she wanted to go to, and she’d given him a list. That time he’d looked through it and felt it was different than he’d expected. But then she had still been studying, so he didn’t bring it up, afraid he might distract her.
No wonder she was overjoyed!
All the universities she had chosen were far away – was she trying to stay away from his lecturing, so she could fly freely above the sky?
Cao Yang couldn’t help but reflect on himself. He wasn’t that strict on her… was he?
He didn’t restrict her too much, right? Because Xia Rou had always been obedient, she didn’t make him worry much. Sometimes he would say something to her, but she had always listened obediently.
Although the three years of study in high school was always difficult, he had never pressured her regarding her grades before. It had always been Xia Rou herself taking the initiative to work hard on her studies.
Then why was it that she wanted to leave now that she was eighteen, and choose to study so far from the city?
He couldn’t think of the reason.
But that Xia Rou was thinking this way made him very uncomfortable.
Before him, Xia Rou was obviously the opposite, very happy.
She had so many things to tell him!
“Big brother!” She stood on the stairs, balancing both her hands on his shoulders, staring at him at eye-level. “Guess who I met yesterday?”
“Who?” He wanted to brush her little claws off his shoulders, but seeing how she couldn’t even stand properly, he held back.
“Liang Ziheng!” she said.
Coincidentally, while she was out shopping with her classmates, she saw him at a distance in the mall.
Her eyes were wet looking at him.
She suddenly seemed to have turned into an adult woman from the silly drunk girl she had been before.
Such a weird misconception, thought Cao Yang.
He felt that it was because she had curled her hair, so it made her look more mature.
When the name Liang Ziheng came out of her mouth, he was surprised.
The last time he heard this name, he asked his people to check on Liang Ziheng. But the result was that he and Xia Rou didn’t have any contact – just as Hu Chen had said.
So he started to guess that Xia Rou had run into him at some kind of occasion, and the little girl might have been silly enough to have been attracted to him by his looks. He indeed was handsome, and had a sweet mouth.
At six- or seventeen years old was exactly the right time for love to bloom. Maybe she had fantasies about him that had been destroyed by reality, so she had a one-man show to act out now. Reveling on her own, suffering in pain on her own.
This was the kind of pain that adults would headache about. The best way was to just let her be, and as she aged she would pull herself out of it. That was why he didn’t meddle.
And after that, Xia Rou hadn’t looked very peculiar, and had never mentioned this name again.
But it was the second time for Cao Yang to hear this person’s name from Xia Rou.
She looked into his eyes and said, “Big brother, you have already taken revenge for me right?”
This was also… the second time for him to hear the word “revenge” from Xia Rou.
He looked at her and noticed the painful expression on her face.
If that was the pain of a young girl… Translated by The Novelst
Wasn’t it… too harsh…
Proofread by: Hannah