It was close to 1:00 a.m. when Lin Xian got sleepy, turned off the computer, went to bed, and fell asleep on the pillow.
She rarely stays up until such a late hour, due to Zhou Qin’s strict supervision at home, so she was tired and slept soundly.
As it approached seven o’clock in the morning, the sun had already climbed up the hill, and the gentle light of the sun entered Lin Xian’s bedroom through the large glass windows, half enveloped in Lin Xian’s bed.
Lin Xian was sleeping slightly on her side, her small mouth open, still sound asleep, unaware of the sunlight.
As soon as seven o’clock arrived, the alarm clock that Xiao Yuqing had helped set yesterday dutifully worked and cheerfully sang the song “The sun shines bright and golden, the rooster sings three times1…”
Lin Xian’s eyebrows gathered slightly, and in a confused state of discontent, mumbled, “So noisy…” she still had her eyes closed, but instinctively reached out her hand and felt around the bed. When she touched a hard square object, she reflexively raised her hand and slapped it…
Sure enough, the song disappeared… Lin Xian let out a sigh of relief, and with a childishly satisfied smile on her lips, she drifted back to sleep.
Xiao Yuqing woke up at six thirty, and after she finished washing, she began to busy herself in the kitchen, preparing breakfast.
At five after seven, Xiao Yuqing had everything ready, but it was still quiet outside the kitchen. She looked towards Lin Xian’s room and her gaze looked clear and gentle2.
She thoughtfully put her breakfast porridge into a porcelain bowl and brought it to the dining table to cool, while she took off her apron and hung it up, walking briskly to Lin Xian’s room.
At the door of Lin Xian’s room, she stopped her steps, stood still and raised her hand, knocking three times on the door, one by one, at intervals, and called softly, “Lin Xian… Lin Xian…”
But inside the door, there was no sound…
Xiao Yuqing smiled helplessly and had no choice but to raise her hand to grab the doorknob, quietly rotate it, and open the door.
As expected, Lin Xian turned her back to the sunlight, still sleeping ignorantly, the cooling blanket had slipped down to her calves. Her small mouth opened and closed slightly mindlessly, her long hair spilled over the pillow in a messy manner, clearly sleeping soundly.
Xiao Yuqing’s eyes softened as she looked at Lin Xian’s clean and well-behaved sleeping face. She sat down on the edge of Lin Xian’s bed and reached out to help Lin Xian pull up the cooling blanket that had slipped off and cover her body. Then, she took the remote for the blanket from the bedside table and turned it off. Finally, she reached out her hand and gently poked Lin Xian’s little cheek, calling her with a warm voice, “Lin Xian, Lin Xian, wake up…”
Lin Xian first puffed her cheeks in dissatisfaction before frowning and slowly opening her big, dark eyes.
She seemed to be lost for a moment, looking at Xiao Yuqing’s gentle and beautiful face, her eyes were as lovely as a deer. She was still not quite awake and looked at Xiao Yuqing as she murmured confusedly, “I think I’ve seen you before…”
Xiao Yuqing didn’t expect it and giggled. She pinched Lin Xian’s nose and teased her by going along with her words, “Was it in a dream?”
When Lin Xian heard the sound of Xiao Yuqing’s laughter, half of her sleepiness disappeared, and when she heard Xiao Yuqing’s question, she was completely awake. After reflecting that she had said something silly, Lin Xian covered her eyes with an “ah” and didn’t dare to look at Xiao Yuqing. being extremely shy and embarrassed to explain, “I’m sorry, Aunt Xiao. I’m a little slow to react when I first wake up.”
Xiao Yuqing helped her brush away her messy bangs and reassured her, “It’s okay, it’s cute.” After saying that, she stood up and instructed, “Get up quickly, it’s ten past seven, be careful of being late.”
Lin Xian looked at the alarm clock when she heard the words, and sure enough, she quickly sat up with a single movement and responded to Xiao Yuqing, “Okay, I’ll get up right away.”
At twenty-five minutes past seven, Lin Xian had finished washing and dressing, and sat down at the dining table with Xiao Yuqing.
Breakfast was millet porridge, egg and meat soup, shredded pork with vegetables, and a fruit salad. Yesterday, Lin Xian had witnessed Xiao Yuqing’s exquisite cooking skills, but today, looking at the beautifully decorated breakfast and the graceful Xiao Yuqing sitting opposite her, Lin Xian couldn’t help but feel curious and asked Xiao Yuqing, “Aunt Xiao, in fact, they will all be eaten in the end. The decorations are so beautiful and there are no outsiders present, so wouldn’t it be a bit troublesome to eat them hastily in the end?”
Xiao Yuqing’s delicate fingers were helping her peel the eggs, and upon hearing that she looked up at Lin Xian without thinking. She smiled softly and said back, “Everyone thinks differently. I don’t think it’s troublesome, after all, your life is your own.”
Lin Xian tilted her head, blinked, and couldn’t help saying “After all, life is my own” in his heart, with a little understanding.
Xiao Yuqing helped her peel the egg and gently placed it in Lin Xian’s porridge, reminding her, “Eat quickly, the porridge should be almost cold.”
Only then did Lin Xian notice that Xiao Yuqing had peeled the egg for her and was busy embarrassedly saying, “Thank you”, and urging, “Aunt Xiao, you should also eat quickly, I’ll just do it myself next time.”
Xiao Yuqing smiled, not sure if she was really listening to her, and answered, “En.”
1 “The sun shines bright and golden, the rooster sings three times” is a song called Labor is The Most Glorious
2 Wait…so is she not mad?? Dang, because I was looking forward to some punishments.
Translator: What ever happened to Let’s Yuri Translation? *looks under a rock* I can’t find them…. I would translate more but my brain is not working. Too much thinking and it keeps buzzing like Bzz Bzz Bz Bzzz. Can’t think properly so gonna go sleep. Feel free to support this novel on Ko-fi if you enjoyed it and want more chapters or something. I need no longer think. (you can ignore)
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Congee is one of my most favourite food in the world. And I like my congee simple with just a few salt added in it and a boild egg. I also especially like putting venigar with a bit of salt as a table condiment for the boild egg… Yes yes, this is a very unhealthy combination that’s why even if it’s one of my favourites, this jiejie always restrains herself from always eating it with that kind of combination and settle for a healthier congee huhuhu
Congee tastes the best with pickled vegetables and century egg. Very salty and unhealthy, but it’s suuuuuper good.
Yep let’s Yuri translations sadly just died one day …. They suddenly appeared and started in a ton of series but they were all left with only 5-15 translated chaps lol just enough to get you hooked so you have to go machine translate them.