Fangirling Chinese Novels

Really, Really Miss You (很想很想你) – Chapter 41



January is here!  So, that means I’m updating on Tuesday/Wednesday and Friday/Saturday (N. American/everywhere else time) again.  Well, at least for the next week.  When My Sunshine airs on January 10th, Toupai and Sheng Sheng will be taking a little break and giving the spotlight to Yi Chen and Mo Sheng.

And now, you will all know where the inspiration for the title of the novel came from… ❤

Chapter 41 – Salt and Pepper Mushrooms (4)

Gu Sheng and Mo Qingcheng were intensely and passionately immersed in their relationship.

However, on the Internet, these two had decided, in an unspoken agreement, to completely go into hiding. Sheng Sheng Man, because she was now dating Qiang Qing Qi, disappeared. There was no fanfare nor flaunting of how in love they were…… More accurately, from beginning to end, Sheng Sheng Man had never flaunted anything about being in love. Ever since that one comment of “I am so happy” had resulted in the masses lining up to surround her as spectators, she had disappeared. Besides forwarding the songs of good friends, all she would do was forward her own songs, making her Weibo account seem more like an account used for marketing and publicity…

Keeping a low profile was very good. A low profile meant no mistakes could be made.

If it were anyone else, that person would have been jumping up and down everyday, parading her love out for everyone within a 360o radius to see. Hence, a portion of Toupai’s fan base gradually started to think that their idol’s judgment in choosing a girlfriend was actually pretty good, ah.

Of course, the other part still acted as if she did not exist…

“A mountain may not move, but its waters do[1].” What if one day they broke up?

Then Toupai would belong to everyone again.

Naturally, where there was an entertainment circle, there was gossip.

It was not known which new member of Wanmei leaked the news that Qiang Qing Ci would be officially announcing his retirement from the entertainment circle at Wanmei’s anniversary celebration event, but straightaway all sorts of rumours started to spread. Although he had faded out of the limelight for a long time now, every year he would at least still participate in an insignificant role in a radio drama for Wanmei, and while he did not have the time to take on a main role, any drama he took part in was still absolutely one of the big dramas of the year that garnered the most attention.

However, if he really did retire from the online entertainment circle, then they really would only be able to hear him in commercial projects.

As a result, everyone’s emotions started to boil again, believing that Sheng Sheng Man was one who got jealous easily and she had influenced Toupai, telling their DaRen to retire from the online entertainment world. Rumours could be so scary T.T…

Gu Sheng shut down her QQ, deciding in the end not to look at the posts Zou Diao’er and her association president had sent over.

Actually, she really did not care. And Toupai even more so did not care about being badmouthed… The only thing she was nervous about was Ling Long Ti Tou’s invitation to her to compose a song. When the song was actually released, it would definitely bring about a great commotion…

She stuffed her headphones on her head, deciding to compose the song and worry about it later. As for the rest… worry about those later, too.

Her mobile phone had many ancient-style songs in it, and while she was reading through the lyrics that had already been completed by the lyricist, she listened to them to get inspiration for her composing. A gentle breeze blew in through the open bus window. In the blink of an eye, it was early summer already… Because of the busy nature of Toupai DaRen’s work, their dating life had very quickly fallen into a rhythm.

Twice a week, she would go to his home for dinner, otherwise known as “breaking the veggie fast with meat[2].”

He would then drive her back to the university. Of course, that was when he was not busy. During the times he was busy, she would leisurely catch the bus back to her school. Then, they would wait again until he managed to have half a day of free time, when they would go… um, all over to dig up good eats.


Such a harmonious dating life…

When she arrived at his apartment, out of habit, she rang the doorbell, but after waiting a long time without the door being opened, she finally remembered that Mo Qingcheng had cut an extra key and given it to her. In that moment of pulling it out of her bag and opening the door, she actually felt like she was being a thief. After all, Jue Mei lived here as well, ah…

Who would have expected that, when she pushed open the door, Jue Mei would already be on the other side, grinning as he handed a glass of orange juice to her? “Toupai DaRen wouldn’t let me open the door. He said, every time, you don’t use the key, so you need to get into the habit.”


Alright. From the kitchen, the splashing sounds of hot oil could be heard.

She took the orange juice in her hand, smiled at Jue Mei, and then immediately, like a very good girl, ran into the kitchen.

When she stepped in and washed her hands, Toupai was using cool water to rinse and cool down some mushrooms that had already been cooked in hot water. While waiting for the mushrooms to cool, he said, “I’m making salt and pepper mushrooms for you.” His voice was light and relaxed as it wafted into her ear.

Gu Sheng answered with an “mm” and was even more docile.

What was this feeling, where the instant she heard his voice, she would wag her tail? T.T …

Was it going to be like this their entire lives? …

She stood beside him, watching as he took the mushrooms that had been torn into thin strips and squeezed the excess water from them. He then added an egg and some flour into a porcelain dish and mixed these together evenly with the mushrooms. “Would you like it if I add some five-spice powder?”

“Mm.” She continued her tail wagging.

She watched Toupai add the five-spice powder and another egg before continuing to stir and stir, stir and stir…

What was this feeling, where just looking at the mushrooms covered in paste caused her mouth to salivate? T.T …

Was it really going to be like this their entire lives? …

Poof. Burner turned on, oil heated up, mushrooms into the wok.

The mushrooms were quickly fried until they were cooked through, and then they were taken out and placed onto a plate. Mo Qingcheng opened a glass cabinet, and from a row of more than a dozen bottles of spices and seasonings, he pulled out the bottle of salt and pepper seasoning and sprinkled it evenly over the mushrooms.

Ok, done~


With great approval, Gu Sheng picked up the dish and inhaled deeply. It smelled so good, aah.

She squinted her eyes in satisfaction and turned around. However, when she started to head out of the kitchen, Toupai, who was behind her, pulled her back. In a very low voice, he told her, “You’re allowed to steal a couple bites first. It tastes best when it’s freshly fried.”

That wouldn’t be kind, would it? …

Poor Jue Mei…

She had not finished sighing over this when Toupai stretched out his hand and, not even bothering to use chopsticks, picked up a piece of mushroom between his middle and ring finger. And like that, openly and unabashedly, he brought it up to her lips… Gu Sheng felt guiltily embarrassed and straightaway opened her mouth and ate it.

“Taste good?” he asked softly.

“Very good.” Her eyes narrowed together. She wanted more…

Sure enough, Toupai fed her another piece.

So, so delicious…

Licking her lips, she was about to comment that she had never thought that mushrooms could taste so good when she saw Mo Qingcheng casually bring his fingers to his lips and lick away the salt and pepper seasoning on them. “Not bad.”

She had this same habit of licking her fingers after eating any food that had spices or seasonings on it…

He glanced at the mushrooms but seemed to think that picking up another piece after he had licked his fingers would not be very appropriate.

Gu Sheng felt her heart melt when she saw his gaze and so, she also stealthily picked up a piece and brought it toward him.

Her fingers were up next to his lips.

When the mushroom was eaten, she pulled her fingers back and looked down at the salt and pepper on her hands.

Before she had finished hesitating, he had already caught her hand in his and pulled it up to his lips. Gently, his tongue brushed across the tips of her fingers. “It tastes pretty good. Shouldn’t waste it.” His voice was low and soft. Soooo soul-melting.


Her fingertips felt like they had just had an electric shock. Numb and tingly…

Her heart was also numb and tingly…

“Did you miss me?” Mo Qingcheng continued to ask her in a soft tone.


His brows furrowed, meaning that was an incorrect answer.

“Mm-hmm. Missed…”

“How much did you miss me?” He continued to guide her words.


Oh no. All the adjectives she knew seemed to have left her brain completely.

“Really, really missed…”

He smiled. “Who did you miss?”


“Now put it all together and say it.” He lowered his voice some more and even the last sound of his sentence seemed to rise up slightly in pitch…

“…… Really, really missed you.”


That’s just so bad of him…

Who forces someone to say lovey-dovey words? …

Mo Qingcheng appeared to be very satisfied with the results of his instructing and finally started to make the next dish while telling her to bring the salt and pepper mushrooms out of the kitchen. Even when they were well into dinner, she was still deep in pondering over one particular matter:

You say, how come Toupai was a completely different person in front of other people than when there was no one else around? T.T…..


[1]山不转水转 “shan bu zhuan shui zhuan.” Things are never all static. Even if a mountain does not move, the streams on it do. Nothing is fixed in stone and unchanging.

[2]开荤 “kai hun.” Compared to the days they cannot see each other or have dinner together (the veggie diet), being able to share a meal is special (like getting to eat meat again).


47 thoughts on “Really, Really Miss You (很想很想你) – Chapter 41

  1. Devil Toupai when no one around them hahaha… Love to hear our Toupai will be back to its regular post 😘 thank you hoju 😉

    • I have a thing for high EQ but introvert male leads… (and doctors! I love male leads that are doctors!). They tend to have that gentlemanly face in front of people but “fun” when alone with the female lead.

  2. arghhh…the sweetnessss overloaddd..and i love it..thanks for this…make me smileeeee…

    • I think it’s sweetness with a hint of… sexy, “devilish” nature, as wx said. Can you imagine what type of look Cheng Cheng might have had in his eyes when he was licking the tips of Sheng Sheng’s fingers?

  3. Waaah, soo sweet.

  4. Here was the mystery….i thought they are gonna be apart…. nothing like that…

  5. This is the most adorable chapter! I’m giddily smiling and my heart is about to burst….. Ahhh toupai! Why you so smooth? Will I ever meet a man like you?

  6. ahhhhh finally those words.

  7. irony is when i read this while listening to Wallace’s song for My Sunshine ost. lol

    thank God i have a strong heart, if not, i dunno what would happen to me with those overdose sweetness..

    thanks Hoju.. now i know the meaning of ‘really,really mis you’.. aahh, the smart Dr. Mo knows how to heal love-sick reader like me.. haha..

    • Oh my, what a contrast. I translated the lyrics Wallace’s song and then jumped straight into translating RRMY. That was like taking an ice bath and them hopping into the hot tub.

      Definitely a healing novel… My angst tolerance is extremely low, and I often re-read my fave parts of this novel after I’ve read another story that’s made me depressed. Instant sunshine and giggles.

      • but then, Dr. Mo made me smiling non-stop. i smiled also seeing my Wallace but Dr. Mo has a medicine to heal after reading a sad-mellow lyrics.
        so now, i have my two medicines. one from Dr. Mo (since Mo Ting and Lu Jun havent comeback yet, so flirting with Dr. Mo is the best prescription) and one another from Healer (kdrama) lols.
        so thank you Hoju. 🙂

  8. Thanks so much for the update!

  9. My heart went ka boom. I can’t stop smiling. So sweet.

  10. hehehehehhee.
    Thanks for the chapter! O(≧▽≦)O

    • This chapter? Yup, it was. Although the last chapter was longer than average, so I guess it evens out. It’s a good way to leave you wanting more…. 😉

  11. Thanks for the update Hoju 🙂 do we still get 1 more chapter before my sunshine airs?

  12. Hehe They’re adorable together ❤

  13. OMONA. GAH. TOUPAI… He… I mean.. .BAH… Whut? *makes hyperventilating and spazzing noises*

    (several calming breaths later)

    Hoju, so this is what you meant when you said to prepare myself for the next chapter.

    Just when I thought that it was impossible to up the squee factor any higher, Toupai goes and does THAT. ( ´͈ ॢꇴ `͈ॢ)・*♡

    This is the sweetest, most adorable, most squee-worthy, most kyaa-inducing chapter yet. I’m so excited for what happens next. ^____^

    • LOL. Did you read chapter 40 with “Toupai the hawk”, as one of the other readers put it? I was trying to give you ample warning about that hawt kiss.

      But this is actually one of my favourite scenes… I actually find it sweet and intense at the same time. Toupai, standing so close to Sheng Sheng, gazing down at her with a little smile, picking up her hand and brushing his tongue across her fingers. Haha! Intense! And then he follows it up with the “really, really missed you” scene when Sheng Sheng is still too dazed to answer properly, still standing so close they could practically be touching. WAAAAAH! So sweet… so <3<3<3

      • I did read chapter 40. It was sizzling of course, but for me, this chapter is more sensual and sexy. It affected both my heart and my nether regions. Lol. My ovaries nearly imploded from hyperactivity. They were fairly screaming TOUPAI TAKE ME at the top of their imaginary lungs. о(ж>▽<)y ☆

  14. what anime did you get the first picture above?

    • Unfortunately, I don’t know. My friend, google images helped me find it, and I’ve had it saved for ages to use for this chapter.

  15. Omg that was so sweet. I’m grinning so much lol.
    Thanks a lot, hoju~

  16. Can’t move on with this chapter 🙂 another sweetness overload moments 🙂 thanks 🙂

  17. It’s the middle of the night here but my inconsiderate, hateful neighbors are belting their throats out on videoke. I’m sure the others are gritting their teeth.bwehhehe who cares if they start killing each other outside, I’m suffering from love-love intoxication..*squeel* sweetness overload..I’m dead already!

    • Just ignore those neighbours, crank up the ancient-style music, and pretend Toupai is singing to you. 😉

      • So true, thanks for the advice. Because of this story, I discover a love for Chinese Ancient style music.. All because of Toupai, bwehehehe(๑・ω-)~♥”

  18. So cute and so sweet.I like MQQ. ^^

  19. So sweet!!!!!! I feel so jealous!! Sheng sheng give him to me!!!

  20. I’m the only one still awake and I’m trying my very best to keep my squeals…he’s so mischievous😭😭

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