Caution: Cuteness Alert.
At half-past six, the alarm clock vibrated gently, Xiao Yuqing sensed it keenly and immediately woke up and turned off the alarm clock. She looked at Lin Xian with concern, fortunately, Lin Xian was sleeping soundly and was not disturbed.
Xiao Yuqing straightened her back and gently pressed her neck to relieve the muscle aches caused by her long time posture. After that, she reached out and gently touched Lin Xian’s forehead to make sure she didn’t have a fever anymore.
She looked at Lin Xian’s clean and well-behaved sleeping face and couldn’t help but reveal a happy look of comfort and relief as she gently complained to her, “Little devil.” She couldn’t help but blame Lin Xian with her mouth, but the movements under her hands on Lin Xian were gentle and pleasant. She moved Lin Xian’s quilt and helped her tuck in the corner before she went out to prepare breakfast with confidence.
At eight o’clock, Xiao Yuqing boiled a light corn and mushroom porridge and put it on the table to cool before she took a basin, towel, toothbrush and dental cup, and went back to Lin Xian’s room to wake her up.
Lin Xian opened her eyes and saw Xiao Yuqing standing by her bed, holding her toothbrush in her left hand and her dental cup in her right hand, and a basin on the bedside table.
She sat up with a bolt and greeted Xiao Yuqing with a puzzled voice, “Good morning, Aunt Xiao, this is…”
Xiao Yuqing pursed her lips and smiled gently, handed the dental cup and toothbrush to Lin Xian, and asked, “Is it still uncomfortable? Brush your teeth, wash your face, and eat something.”
Lin Xian meekly took the toothbrush and cup, shook her head, and said, “Much better.” She stuffed the toothbrush into her mouth out of habit and bit down on it to prepare to get out of bed when she saw Xiao Yuqing pick up the basin from the bedside table and hand it in front of her body, looking like…. she was going to catch the water she spits out?
Lin Xian suddenly felt like crying and laughing, she pulled the toothbrush out of her mouth because the toothpaste was smeared between her cheeks, her speech was a bit slurred, but the meaning was clear, “Aunt Xiao I’ll just go to the bathroom to wash myself, I’m already fine.” After saying that, without waiting for Xiao Yuqing’s reply, she got out of bed, held the cup, and ran out with a da-da-da.
Xiao Yuqing looked at her back and helplessly arched her eyebrows. She put down the basin, took a towel, a thin jacket from Lin Xian’s closet, and also quickly left the room, heading for the bathroom.
When she was eating, Xiao Yuqing saw that Lin Xian’s movements were not like usual and she ate with some difficulty, so she guessed that she probably did not have a good appetite. She pursed her lips, put down the spoon, and attracted Lin Xian’s attention, “Xian Xian, have you noticed that the bowl this morning is different from the previous one? “
Lin Xian froze for a moment, looked down, and carefully examined the white porcelain bowl in front of her and wondered, “It looks like it’s all the same.”
Xiao Yuqing mysteriously winked and said, “It’s not the same, when I heard you were coming during the summer, I had it customized. I wanted to give it to you as a welcome gift, but then I kept forgetting. At the bottom of the bowl, there’s a special pattern.”
Lin Xian was immediately excited and picked up the bowl to look at the bottom of the bowl, but she only saw a blank space, nothing. She reluctantly asked Xiao Yuqing, “I don’t see anything.1“
Xiao Yuqing looked at her little eyebrows jumping, which was cute. She deepened her smile and explained, “It’s in the bottom of the bowl. You have to finish drinking the porridge to see it.”
Lin Xian let out a soft “yi2“, then stopped talking, and began to eat in earnest.
Xiao Yuqing looked at Lin Xian with soft eyes and a sly smile flashed in her eyes.
In a short while, Lin Xian drank up the porridge and finally saw the pattern at the bottom of the bowl as she wished — a Q version3 of herself, with the words mentioned next to her in a fresh gradient of yellow and green, which read, Welcome Lin Xiao Xian.
Lin Xian’s lips lifted almost instantly, her eyes crystal bright as she looked at Xiao Yuqing and exclaimed, “It’s so cute. Did you design it?”
Xiao Yuqing blinked her eyes and nodded, “En, does the drawing look like you?”
Lin Xian nodded her head as if pounding garlic, and then couldn’t help but ask in confusion, “But during the summer, you didn’t know what I looked like yet.”
Xiao Yuqing gave a “puchi”, and said, “How do you know that I don’t know what you look like?” After her words, she couldn’t help but smile and teased, “After all, it’s the little cutie who said she would marry me since she was little, so I have to keep an eye on her to see if she’s growing crooked.”
Lin Xian instantly blushed, and said softly in exasperation, “Aunt Xiao, you promised me not to mention this matter again. Whoever mentions it is a dog, you don’t keep your promise!” (Back in Ch3)
Xiao Yuqing said it on a whim and once Lin Xian reminded her, she realized she had broken her promise. She immediately withdrew her smile, closed her eyes, and seriously apologized, “I’m sorry, I forgot about it for a while, it’s my mistake.”
Lin Xian was stunned for a moment, not expecting her to be so solemn, and immediately panicked and remedied the situation, “It’s okay, it’s okay, Aunt Xiao, I was just joking, I didn’t really care. Don’t take it seriously, there’s no need to apologize.”
Xiao Yuqing carefully examined Lin Xian and made sure that she really didn’t care and was not upset before she let out a sigh of relief. She arched her eyebrows and said, “But it’s true that I broke my promise. I said at the beginning that whoever mentions it again is a dog and I’m willing to lose the bet.”
Lin Xian looked fixedly at Xiao Yuqing, still pondering what Xiao Yuqing’s so-called “willing to lose the bet” meant, when she suddenly heard a warm and pleasant sound ringing in her ears, “Woof woof woof4…”
Lin Xian couldn’t help but open her eyes wide, and in the next second, she opened her mouth, her teeth were agape, and her silver bell-like laughter rang through the dining room. Her big eyes narrowed into a curved crescent, and in the aftermath, she saw Xiao Yuqing’s fair face, which seemed to have a bit of crimson roaming on it, and couldn’t help but say, “Aunt Xiao, you seem to be blushing, it’s very lovely…”
Xiao Yuqing did not expect Lin Xian’s reaction to be so big, and after hearing Lin Xian’s laughter, she became a little embarrassed in a rare moment. After hearing her words, her face became even redder.
She cleared her throat in a concealing manner and argued, “It’s hot from eating and cute is no longer suitable for someone of my age.”
Lin Xian was stubborn, “Who said that, I just think you are super cute, no one is cuter than you.” The words came out of her mouth, and only after she finished speaking did Lin Xian feel as if there was something wrong, and suddenly, she also felt her cheeks burning and her ears heating up.
Xiao Yuqing’s sharp eyes spotted her red ears and immediately turned the tables on her, laughing, “Lin Xian, you’re blushing too, your ears are almost ripe.”
Lin Xian bit her lip and explained as if it was natural, “I might have a fever.”
As soon as the words left her mouth, she saw that Xiao Yuqing had suddenly stopped smiling, her eyes sunk and she stood up and walked towards her. Only then did Lin Xian realize what she had said, and seeing that Xiao Yuqing seemed to have taken it seriously, she quickly explained, “I just said it casually, Aunt Xiao, I’m fine.”
But she didn’t dare to believe her self-judgment easily and insisted on reaching out personally to measure the temperature of Lin Xian’s forehead.
Lin Xian was still comforting her without thinking, saying, “Look, it’s okay, right?”
Xiao Yuqing’s voice, however, came from the top of her head, in a deep voice, “Lin Xian, you have a fever, and it’s even hotter than yesterday.”
Lin Xian’s smile froze instantly.
Xiao Yuqing took the thermometer to measure Lin Xian’s temperature again. As expected, the fever was even more intense than yesterday, 39.3 degrees.
How could this happen? Xiao Yuqing’s complexion instantly turned grim. She looked at Lin Xian, who was still comforting her like nothing was wrong, and felt as if her heart had been stabbed by something, it hurt and she panicked. She couldn’t help but touch Lin Xian’s face and scolded her, “Why are you so stupid, burning like this and not even knowing that you’re feeling bad?”
Lin Xian couldn’t see Xiao Yuqing’s worried look, so she hurriedly comforted her and said, “I really don’t feel bad, I’m fine, don’t worry. I’ll probably be fine after a while.”
Burning up like this, how can it really not be uncomfortable. Xiao Yuqing looked at her worriedly, frowned, and boldly said, “This won’t work, you wait for me at home, I’ll go see if the pharmacy near the neighborhood is open. At least buy some fever-reducing medicine back first.”
Lin Xian immediately jumped up and objected, “No, it’s so stormy now, how can you go out. Besides, with such a big typhoon, they must be closed, so where will there be any pharmacies open?” She pulled Xiao Yuqing to the floor-to-ceiling window of the balcony, trying to make Xiao Yuqing recognize the current situation outside and dispel the terrible thought.
Outside the window, the wind and rain were raging, engulfing the clouds and the sun, and in the middle of their conversation, a large tree in front of the building across the street had its branches snapped off, scattering its branches and leaves all over the ground.
Xiao Yuqing, however, did not seem to be the least bit concerned about the situation, only turned around, while softly and calmly reassured Lin Xian “I have to try, even if the doors may not be open. It’s okay, don’t worry, I’ll be back in a minute”, while walking towards the entrance door. She opened the cupboard and grabbed her raincoat and rain pants and put them on.
Lin Xian tightly grabbed Xiao Yuqing’s hand and pulled her raincoat and rain pants, and said that she would not let her go out.
She had no choice but to walk back to the living room with her raincoat and rain pants, and compromised by saying, “Okay, Lin Xian, go to the bathroom and rub yourself with hot water to see if you can get your fever down. If it works, I won’t go out, okay?”
When Lin Xian heard Xiao Yuqing’s compromise, she immediately agreed without saying a word, although she didn’t know if the fever could go down, she could be delayed for a while. “Okay, don’t leave, I’ll go now.”
Xiao Yuqing walked towards Lin Xian’s bedroom and said in a warm voice, “I’m not leaving. Then you go and rub your body, I’ll check the room again to see if there is any medicine, okay?”
Lin Xian was a little uneasy about the truth in her words, afraid that she would leave. But when she saw that Xiao Yuqing’s expression was not smiling, but a rare seriousness, she dispelled her doubts and nodded, “Okay.” After saying that, she turned around and left, heading for the bathroom.
However, as soon as she walked into the bathroom and finished undressing to wipe her body with hot water, a crisp “kada” sound of closing the door came into her ears, and Lin Xian immediately panicked. She couldn’t be bothered to put her T-shirt back on, grabbed a small tank top, and immediately turned and ran out.
In the living room, there was no sign of Xiao Yuqing anywhere.
She turned the door handle and wanted to chase after her, but found that the door was locked by Xiao Yuqing. Her warm voice came in from outside, through the thick layer of the security door, a little muffled, “You be good and wait for me at home, I will be back in a while. Go to sleep when you’re tired, I’ll definitely be by your side when you wake up. Don’t worry. “
Lin Xian was a bit devastated, she couldn’t open the door, couldn’t find the key, and couldn’t stop Xiao Yuqing. Her eyes turned red instantly, she yelled out loud towards the door, “Aunt Xiao, you come back. Aunt Xiao… Xiao Yuqing, come back. I told you I’m fine, how can I not worry, why don’t you let me worry. Come back!”
But there was no movement outside the door, Xiao Yuqing had apparently gone far away…
Lin Xian ran back to the bedroom to get her keys, but she found that the keys she had kept on the bed were gone — taken away by Xiao Yuqing.
She clenched her teeth in anxiety and annoyance, ran back to the living room, and stood at the floor-to-ceiling window to look down.
She saw Xiao Yuqing’s thin and slender figure gradually emerging in the wind and rain, appearing in her eyes. The wind blew her hair, which had always been soft and neat, flared up, and the rain leaked down the raincoat into her clothes. Lin Xian, from such a distance, could see that Xiao Yuqing, with her clothes clinging to her body, was soaked through… and those poor trees, streetlights, and billboards, fluttering in the wind and rain, swaying from east to west… When she was about to leave the gate of the community, Xiao Yuqing seemed to slip under her feet, staggered, and fell to her knees, but soon she stood up.
Lin Xian finally couldn’t hold back the tears that came out of her eyes…
Xiao Yuqing was soaked to the skin and the rain hit her face, making it difficult to even open her eyes. She trudged with difficulty to the pharmacy outside the neighborhood, and as Lin Xian said, the pharmacy was closed and not open.
Not only the pharmacy, but the entire street was locked and empty. The water had already reached Xiao Yuqing’s calf.
She tightly bit her lower lip, standing in the wind and rain, somewhat confused. Pharmacies are closed, hospitals are not accessible, so what could she do…
The phone suddenly rang, it was Wen Tong.
Wen Tong told her, “The typhoon has landed directly in our city. When it landed yesterday, the central wind level was at sixteen, and the city was shut down for three days. Are you okay? Is the window at home okay? Lin Xian school must also be closed. Food and other things should be prepared for the next few days, so don’t go out.”
But Xiao Yuqing replied to her in a low tone, “I’m already out. Lin Xian has a high fever, I wanted to come out to buy fever medicine, but the pharmacy is not open. I can’t buy the medicine…”
Wen Tong immediately became anxious and angry, hating iron not becoming steel, “You go out to buy medicine at this time, do you think everyone is not as afraid of death as you are? Xiao Yuqing, aren’t you stupid. Can’t you be a little more creative once in a while and rely on others for trouble? Who doesn’t always have fever and cold medicine at home? Can’t you just pick a neighbor and knock on the door and say thank you6?”
Before she could finish her sentence, she was interrupted by an enlightened Xiao Yuqing, ” Wen Tong, thank you for the reminder.” After that, there was only a “beep beep beep” busy tone….
Wen Tong was so angry that she almost dropped the phone.
When Xiao Yuqing came back in a mess with her medicine, as soon as she opened the door, she was crushed into the arms of Lin Xian, who had been waiting painstakingly and her waist was tightly circled in the girl’s arms.
She worriedly tried to break free and reminded the girl, “I’m wet, you don’t want to get your clothes wet and worsen your condition again…”
Lin Xian, however, did not even listen to what she was saying and suddenly released a whimper, crying breathlessly, her voice hoarse, “You lied to me, Xiao Yuqing, you liar…. do you know how worried I was… you liar, bad person, fool…”
Xiao Yuqing looked at the fluffy head in her arms, listening to the girl’s crying accusations, and suddenly, she felt her heart softened up again.
She reached out and hugged Lin Xian back vainly, coaxing her, “Don’t cry, you’re making my clothes even more wet by crying.”
The next second, Lin Xian raised her head and looked at Xiao Yuqing, wanting to cry and laugh at the same time.
Xiao Yuqing lowered her eyes to meet hers, her eyebrows were gentle, and her tone was extremely sincere, “I’m sorry, I was wrong to make you worry.”
1 It’s okay Xiao Yuqing, your future wife is just a little slow but it’s adorable.
2 ”Yi” has many expressions to it but right now it’s expressing her excitement. Other times “yi” can express the opposite, such as revulsion or even a sigh, but we all know Lin Xian loves her Aunt too much for that to happen.
3 Q version https://pic1.zhimg.com/80/v2-558a3c68eca910db570d5df9335ff7de_720w.jpg?source=1940ef5c
4 It actually says “wang” and not “woof” but it’s still a dog barking
5 39.3 Celcius = 102.74 Fahrenheit
6 …huh that works too… Did anyone else’s IQ go down too?
Translator: *Me after translating*
Have a *sniff* beautiful dream tonight.