From the picture, you can guess that this is a sweet chapter. I bet Gu Man got her inspiration from Cinderella:) Instead of a footman putting on the glass slipper for Shan Shan, we have Feng Teng pulling off her boot, lol. This is a rather long chapter and there are a fair bit of huggings so blush blush, haha….For your information Gu Man studied accounting in university but did not become an accountant so I guess she wants Shan Shan to do the exam for her.
Chapter 33 (translated by peanuts and edited by lidge)
As a slow-witted girl from outer space, Xue Shan Shan realises the truth in a flash.
Subconsciously, she feels Big Boss and her will break up? Thus, she dares not go to his office to have meals again, dares not let the colleagues know about them dating and even dares not tell her family …… That time with Da Hua, if not Feng Teng took the initiative to mention it, she reckons that she would not tell Da Hua ……
As it turns out …… she actually thinks like that ah?
Shan Shan does not sleep well for a few consecutive days.
Four days later, grandpa Xue is discharged from the hospital.
His illness flared up rapidly but after undergoing the appropriate treatment, the recovery is also very fast. Mrs. Xue and the whole family are exhausted in S City and are eager to return home so they refuse to stay even a moment longer. Shan Shan runs around to settle the discharge paperwork and books train tickets for them. After smoothly sending them away, she feels drained of energy.
However, she still cannot rest as she needs to clean up the property she borrowed from Feng Yue and returns the keys. Of course, to show her gratitude, she also has to invite her and Yuan Li Shu for a meal.
Before calling Feng Yue, Shan Shan suddenly thinks actually the person she should be more thankful of this time is Big Boss.
Better wait for tomorrow when she goes to work!
Feng Yue is someone who has nothing much to do and is always free. Once she hears Shan Shan wants to give her a treat, she readily says: “I am free today ah. I am going to go shopping in the afternoon to buy clothes for the baby. I will call Li Shu along.”
Hence, the three people meet in a certain shopping mall. After Shan Shan treats them to a meal, they go shopping together. When shopping, Miss Feng is scary as she is so energetic, and before long there are four to five large packages in her hands.
Yuan Li Shu seems to be in a very good mood, but Shan Shan always feels she looks at her in a strange way, as if sneering at her.
After a full three hours of shopping, Miss Feng seems to have bought enough so she calls the driver to pick her up. After a while, the driver calls back and says there is a car accident blocking traffic so he cannot make it.
Feng Yue is unhappy as she does not like to take a taxi. Then, she remembers Feng Teng’s residence in the city is not far from here so she calls him: “Big brother, I am shopping with Shan Shan and Li Shu. The driver cannot come so can you come to pick us up ah?”
“He says he is coming soon.” Feng Yue hangs up the phone and looks at the time, “Aiya, since we have to wait, we might as well continue shopping.”
Consequently, they continue to shop in the mall.
Very soon, Feng Yue finds a pair of shoes she likes in a shoe store. The store does not have her size so the salesperson goes to the storage room on the fifth floor to get a pair. While waiting, she casually looks around at the seasonal discount items and suddenly sees something.
“Shan Shan, come and try this. This pair of boots will certainly look good on you.”
Since knowing Feng Teng is coming, Shan Shan starts to feel ill at ease. When Feng Yue asks her to try the boots, she begins to do so and forgets to look at the size. She pushes one foot hard in ……
Very good, cannot take off now.
Shan Shan is stupefied. Then, she only remembers to look at the size. It turns out to be two sizes smaller. How did she manage to push her foot in ah?
Feng Yue uses her strength to help her to pull, wipes away some sweat and says: “No, I cannot take it off so better wait for the salesperson to come back.”
In the end before the salesperson comes back, Feng Teng‘s call arrives. Feng Yue holds her mobile phone and says: “Big brother, we have not finished yet. You wait in the carpark first.”
Yuan Li Shu, who has been standing on the side and watching all this like a comedy, suddenly suggests: “It seems that we will be taking quite a while. The air in the underground carpark is not good so it is better to get big brother Feng to come up and join us ah.”
Feng Yue thinks she is right. Shan Shan wants to open her mouth to prevent her, but Feng Yue has already said: “Big brother, why don’t you come up. We are in xx shoe store on the first floor.”
At this moment, Yuan Li Shu is feeling extremely pleased in her heart.
Unlike Feng Yue‘s ignorance, Yuan Li Shu is acutely aware there is something wrong with Xue Shan Shan. She soon made a correct judgment that there is certainly a problem between the couple. Moreover, she also has learned from other sources, when Xue Shan Shan’s grandpa had been hospitalized recently, Feng Teng had not visit him even once. She has always look down on Xue Shan Shan so she naturally feels Feng Teng thinks Xue Shan Shan is not good enough for him. It is most probably Feng Teng cannot stand Xue Shan Shan’s family and relatives. Feng Teng most probably feels they are unbearable. If he also sees Xue Shan Shan’s pathetic figure now, he will definitely feel she is even more unpresentable.
Being not able to take off the boot seems like a small thing yet it is also embarrassing enough. If Feng Teng is already impatient with Xue Shan Shan, it will certainly deepen his sense of disgust for her. Irreparable cracks, they are an accumulation of feelings that the other person is insufferable?
Thinking about all these make Yuan Li Shu very eager to see Feng Teng show up.
Shan Shan glances at Yuan Li Shu, does not say anything and looks down at the boot. She has always been silly, but since getting together with Feng Teng, she suddenly starts to become more aware of all things related to Feng Teng.
She practically feels Yuan Li Shu seemingly acting casually but with hidden maliciousness. However, so what, their problems have never been caused by others.
Soon, Feng Teng is already walking impatiently within their line of vision. Feng Yue waves at him: “Big brother, we are here.”
Feng Teng sees them and glances at Xue Shan Shan. He turns, walks over and slightly impatient says: “Why delayed for so long?”
Feng Yue takes a quick look at Shan Shan and mumbles: “Oh, we are waiting for the salesperson to go and get my shoes.”
Shan Shan stammers: “I tried putting on a boot but end up not being able to take it off so we are waiting for the salesperson to come back to help.”
Feng Teng looks at her. Shan Shan bows her head, even her hair also reveals her dejected feelings.
Feng Teng snorts and walks towards Xue Shan Shan.
Yuan Li Shu’s heart is pounding, and she opens her eyes wide to wait to see a good show. Unexpectedly Feng Teng walks to stand in front of Xue Shan Shan. All of a sudden, he bends one of his knee and holds up Xue Shan Shan‘s calf with his hand. The other hand stealthily uses some strength and pulls the boot off.
Yuan Li Shu is stunned.
Feng Yue is also shocked and stares with her eyes wide open. Oh My God, my big brother is actually helping Shan Shan to take off her boot in a public place with so many people! Oh no, this is not the main point. The main point is this pose looks so much like a marriage proposal ah! Aiya, but doing it in a department store is really not romantic ……
Miss Feng’s train of thought is already far away ……
Shan Shan also raises her head and is startled to see his broad shoulders so closely. The well-ironed suit on his body is creased because he bent down. His warm and strong palm stays on top of her calf.
She is in a daze and feels that he is going to stand up. She can’t be bother to put on her shoes, but hurriedly stretches out her hands to hug his neck, before he stands up she whispers: “Are you still angry ar?”
Feng Teng frowns and says: “Let go and put on your shoe.”
Shan Shan rarely does not listen to his order and stubbornly clings on to him. Feng Teng body is still. Then, he holds out his hands to embrace her waist and stands up, “Are you sure you want to say this to me here?”
Shan Shan quiets down. Feng Teng throws the car keys in his hand to Feng Yue, “Drive yourself home.”
Feng Yue catches the keys and says “Oh” twice. Then, with a dreamy expression she drags a dissatisfied Yuan Li Shu away, resulting in her forgetting about the pair of shoes she wanted to buy.
Only the two of them are left in the store, and Feng Teng lowers his head to look at her, “Now, can you put your shoes back on?”
Shan Shan blushes. Her bare feet are still stepping on other people’s shoes. She quickly releases him and holds onto his hand for support to put on her shoes. Then, the sweating salesperson finally comes back. He sees only a man and woman are left in the store and sullenly asks: “The lady who wanted the shoes has left?”
Shan Shan pulls Feng Teng’s sleeve, “The shoes Ah Yue wanted.”
After paying with his credit card, Feng Teng carries the plastic bag and walks in front. Shan Shan follows closely and cannot help but asks: “Where are we going?”
Feng Teng does not answer. Shan Shan can only silently follow behind. After walking for a while, unexpectedly someone pulls her hand into a deserted corner.
“Okay, now you can say what you want to say.” Feng Teng neutrally says.
The corner is very quiet and cannot hear the noises in the shopping mall. After a while, Shan Shan softly says: “Thank you for helping me just now.”
“You only have this to say?”
Seeing that he seems to look impatience, Shan Shan quickly says: “No, I, I want to say I’m sorry.”
Feng Teng has no reaction.
Shan Shan continues to say: “I have never thought I will break up with you. However, I also have never thought about the future.”
“I dare not think too much. I also dare not tell my family and refuse to let my colleagues know because in my heart I feel that we may not be together for long. The gap between you and I is just too big so I do not have confident.”
“I’m afraid to hear someone says, you see, they are so not matching. Hence, I hid and refused to listen.”
“It seems like you have though a lot in these two days.” Feng Teng gazes at her and almost coldly says, “So, what are you going to do? Xue Shan Shan, the gap between us will always exist.”
Shan Shan glances at him, suddenly she looks firm, makes a fist and says: “So I intend, this time I must pass the CPA exam!”
Feng Teng stares at her and suspects he may have a hearing problem. He slowly repeats that three English letters: “CPA?”
“Yes, it is certified practicing accountant.” Shan Shan nods her head, “Before when I said I was taking this test, I was actually not serious, but this time it is for real. In the future, I even want to take the international registered accountant exam!”
“Very well.” Feng Teng touches his forehead, “Xue Shan Shan, please explain to me how our topic is related to your career planning.”
“No, cannot ar?” Shan Shan stammers in her explaination, “My thoughts are like this. My personality is not any worse than you so I do not need to work hard on this. Although there is quite a wide gap between our appearance and family background, this is natural so I cannot do anything. Plastic surgery and reincarnation are just too difficult. Thus, I can only work hard in my career, ah. After I finish my CPA exam, I will be a registered accountant. In any case, I have a license to practise.”
“I, I certainly cannot become the best person, but I can become the best of me.”
I certainly cannot become the person who is your best match, but I want to use the best of me to match with you.
Feng Teng looks at Xue Shan Shan’s serious look in her eyes. Actually, he is still a bit angry but instantly his heart softens and is in a total mess. He remembers his sister asked him before why he likes Xue Shan Shan.
Perhaps, initially he had not been that fond of her.
He merely feels she is amusing, cute, has white and soft skin which he feels tempted to pinch, and he feels very relaxed when seeing her. He has seen too many beautiful flowers. They are well-educated and well-bred young ladies from prestigious families, yet he has not really felt tempted by them. Finding such a worry-free and well-behaved person is also pretty good.
He believes all along he is maintaining a can-leave-anytime stance and even adopts a detached point of view, watching her overcautious and indecisive behaviour. However at this moment, he discovers that he does not want to move back a step but wants to just step forward to embrace her.
Thus in the next second, Shan Shan is pulled into a strong embrace. Shan Shan is stunned for a moment, then carefully holds out her hands and hugs him back.
“Actually, I have made another decision.” After a while, Shan Shan says in his embrace.
“I will tell you tomorrow.”
The next day at noon, it is time for lunch and a colleague asks Shan Shan, “Let’s go to the cafeteria?”
Shan Shan shakes her head, “You go, I am going somewhere else to eat.”
“Where ah?” Actually, the colleague is just asking casually.
“Feng Teng‘s office.” Shan Shan frankly replies.
Under the colleagues’ shocked and/or curious gazes, Shan Shan holds her lunch box and goes to the 22nd floor. Linda and the others are still working and Shan Shan steps forward to ask: “Linda, is the President in his office?”
Linda hesitates since Xue Shan Shan has not come up for a long time so can she let her go in now?
Senior Assistant Fang just happens to come and sees Xue Shan Shan so out of concern asks about grandpa Xue‘s current health condition. Seeing Senior Assistant Fang who is very close to the President being so familiar with Shan Shan, Linda understands everything now. On one hand, she secretly hates Senior Assistant Fang for not passing on the information. On the other hand, she eagerly says: “He is inside. Do you want me to inform him?”
Shan Shan politely declines: “I will go in and look for him myself.”
Shan Shan stands outside the President’s office and knocks on the door, something which she has not done for a long time.
Feng Teng, who is working hard, says in a deep and low voice.
Shan Shan pushes open the door, but does not go in. Instead, she is holding her lunch box and standing in the doorway and asking: “Can I come here to eat my lunch ah?”
Feng Teng, who has his eyes fixated on his documents, is surprised and raises his eyes. He sees her, smiles happily and puts down the pen in his hand, “Welcome.”