Fangirling Chinese Novels

Blazing Sunlight I (骄阳似我 上) – Chapter 32



I am sorry to inform you that this chapter is mostly on Zhuang Xu so Lin Yu Sen’s shippers, you’ve to be tolerant and patient 😛 Bong picked a rather handsome picture of Zhuang Xu for you lol.

Chapter 32

Si Jing was a little embarrassed, gave a hollow laugh and said: “Like this ah.”

I did not say anything anymore.

The wedding banquet got underway in a lively manner. However my surroundings seemed quiet. It was obvious that everyone was chatting, yet I felt so far away, quiet until I almost can hear the sound of my own heartbeat.

Ye Rong asked Zhuang Xu with a hint of intimacy in her voice: “Why are you here? Don’t you need to accompany Boss and them to propose a toast?”

Si Jing and them looked at Zhuang Xu simultaneously. He seemed not to have heard and quietly took a sip of the wine without saying a word.

The banquet table was quiet for a while, before finally Si Jing continued: “I feel their relatives can really drink, so they probably don’t need Zhuang Xu. By the way, Zhuang Xu, Zhuo Hui said he saw you in Rong Zi building a few days ago.”

Zhuo Hui said in response: “Yes, I forgot to ask you yesterday whether you went to Rong Zi building last week? I went there for work and saw a person resembling you. I wanted to call you but in the blink of an eye, you’ve disappeared. Was that you? Why did you go off so quickly?”

“I am working there now.”

His voice sounded clear and cold. From such a close distance, it was like talking in front of me.

Zhuo Hui was taken aback: “When did you change job?”

“You ……” Ye Rong blurted out at the same time as him. Then she pursed up her lips tightly.

“A month ago.”

“You’re so tight-lipped. Changed job also did not say anything, but A Bank is already one of the best. Where is your new job?”

“I am still with A Bank, but changed department.”

“What department?” Another classmate questioned closely.

‘Investment Banking Department. ”

Suddenly, the classmate was stumped for words. He has a somewhat shocked expression on his face.

A foreign universal bank like A Bank has both commercial and investment banking operations. Commercial banking operates conventional deposits and lending business. Previously when Zhuang Xu came to our company, he should be working in commercial banking, dealing with loan. Investment banking is a completely different type of business, dealing with IPO or merger and acquisition reorganization and so on.

For this kind of top bank in the world, it is already very difficult to work in commercial banking, not to mention investment banking. If you are not an extremely outstanding talented person, you simply will not be hired. He went so far as to transfer to A Bank’s Investment Banking Department in a mere six months ……

However, if he was in investment banking, then he would need to entertain clients frequently so would it be suitable for Zhuang Xu’s character?

When this thought came to mind, it was mercilessly squashed. What has this to do with me? It was really too ridiculous for me to think of these. Moreover, although Zhuang Xu was proud and aloof, his social skills have always been very good. From the teachers to the fellow students in the university, even Jiang Rui, all were very fond of him. In front of other people, he did not treat them like he treated me, so harsh and blunt.

He probably gave his arrogant and indifference side all to me free of charge ……

Zhuo Hui was still speechless: “I know you are outstanding in your field of study and work very hard, so sooner or later you will succeed but your pace is too rapid. Your monthly salary should at least double in investment banking? I heard the year-end bonus is at least six-figure. According to your current pace, it will not be unusual to have an annual salary of a million a year within a few years.”

“That’s nothing.” Zhuang Xu’s tone of voice has a hint of sarcasm.

I could not help but turn my gaze to look at him.

It just so happened to come into contact with his gaze.

I stared blankly for a moment. Suddenly I remembered the expression in his eyes when he looked at me after I found out before graduation that he will work in A Bank ……

He seemed like he wanted to know what will be my reaction.

However it was even more deep and unreadable now, as if separated by a layer of frost.

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Among the people on the table, only Xiao Feng was not interested in this topic of conversation. She was questioning Lin Yu Sen closely about our ‘love story’.

“So you and Watermelon have an office romance! Since you are Watermelon’s boss, are you also in the same field of study as us? MBA?”

“No.” Lin Yu Sen’s reply was one step behind. His tone also sank lower, “I studied medicine.”

“What? This is very different. Then why don’t you become a doctor?”

Why was she so nosy! I quickly turned my head to interrupt her.

“Why are you asking so many questions?”

Xiao Feng made an ‘aiya’ sound, “Ask also cannot? Do you have to be so possessive? Watermelon, I’ve never noticed you can be so jealous. I just find it strange that someone who studied medicine did not become a doctor.”

She was still saying that!

I glared at her. “What is so strange as haven’t you seen a versatile person before?”

All of a sudden, Lin Yu Sen broke into laughter, “She has never seen you blowing your own trumpet.” Then he seemed to placate me by saying: “It doesn’t matter.”

What did not matter. It was obvious he is usually a calm and collected person. But the sense of disappointment in his voice just now, even I also can hear it.

I changed the subject: “The fish soup tastes pretty good, have you drunk it?”

He looked at me, the corners of his mouth slightly curved, “Not yet.”

He seemed to have no intention of moving his hands. Thus I spontaneously turned the Lazy Susan (rotating tray) and ladled out fish soup for him. Then I also ladled out a bowl for Xiao Feng and while at it, also ladled out a bowl for myself.

I put down the ladle, paused, turned back my body as natural as possible and lowered my head to start drinking my soup. Inevitably, out of the corner of my eyes, I saw Zhuang Xu.

He happened to be picking up his wine glass and drained the wine in one gulp.

The conversation on the banquet table continued, mainly a few male classmates chatting among themselves.

“You are very suitable to work in investment banking, since you work 80 hours a week. Unlike me, just muddle along.”

“You also know you muddle along.” Si Jing who has not spoken for a while, started to complain about Zhuo Hui. She looked at Zhuang Xu, her eyes a bit complicated, “I did not expect your career to develop so fast. You will be able to buy a house in Shanghai very soon.”

While drinking the soup, Xiao Feng mumbled: “Didn’t Zhuo Hui’s family buy him a house when he first came to Shanghai? Will you be getting married after you get the house from the developer?”

Zhuo Hui laughed and Si Jing did not say anything. Then she turned her head to speak to Ye Rong who has been keeping quiet.

Another male classmate interrupted: “By the way, Zhuang Xu, I bought two stocks recently, so do you’ve time to help me take a look at them? Don’t be like when you were in university, never took care of your friends. I heard you bought a stock in your fourth year in university. Then it rose to the daily limit on the next day.”

Zhuo Hui chimed in: “Yes ah, but such a pity that he immediately took profit.”

Zhuang Xu lowered his head to pour himself a drink: “I cannot make these investments with my current job so I have already canceled my account.”

“Granted, I understand what you’re saying, but still, just some advice ……”

His half spoken sentence was interrupted. In the midst of loud noise, the bride and groom were holding their wine glasses and coming over to propose a toast.

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When the groom approached, he begged for mercy: “Thank you for doing me the honor of coming. Since all of you are also my brothers, I will not propose a toast one by one. Let us drink a toast together.”

Seeing that he had already drunk until very red across the whole face, nobody objected. We stood up together and said a few words of congratulations while picking up our glasses.

The fully filled wine glasses clicked in the air.

I did not know how, but Zhuang Xu seemed not to have held his glass properly. One touch, it fell down towards me. I did not manage to dodge it, so all the red wine spilled on the sleeve of my white sweater and spreading rapidly and extensively over it.

Si Jing made an ‘ah’ sound. Everyone stood still.

“Sorry.” Zhuang Xu looked at me. Although his mouth was apologizing, his expression cannot even be considered perfunctory. His gaze was chilly.

“…… It doesn’t matter.” I took the napkin handed over by Lin Yu Sen and wiped a few times.

Boss asked: “Watermelon, are you okay?”

“I am okay,” I picked up the glass and proposed a toast to them again: “May you live a long and happy life together.”

“I am sorry that I did not hold my glass properly just now. I’ll punish myself by drinking three glasses.” Zhuang Xu turned to apologize to the bride and groom. Then he took the red wine bottle, poured a full glass of wine, raised his head and drank it.

In turn, he lowered his head and poured another glass, filling it fully.

Then a third glass.

After he had finished drinking three glasses, everyone seemed to have just woken up and one after another proposed to toast the wine in the glass away.

Lin Yu Sen smiled and slowly finished drinking his wine.

“…… Thank you, thank you. Enjoy your meal!” After the groom greeted everyone, he walked to the next table with the bride.

I took a napkin to wipe my hand again because it was still a little sticky, “I am going to the toilet.”

I said to Lin Yu Sen.

He did not answer.

The surroundings were peculiarly quiet for a short while. I did not feel it while sitting down, but when I was standing in the middle of two equally tall men now, suddenly I have a strange oppressive feeling.

I looked up, only then Lin Yu Sen switched his gaze back to me and slowly said: “Go la.”

Water was flowing between the fingers.

The sounds from the banquet echoed over, barely discernible. I raised my head to look at myself in the mirror. I did not know whether it was because I stayed up too late last night, all of a sudden I felt a little tired ……

Actually, it was almost time to go back, even though a little early. However, using the excuse that the journey back to Suzhou was relatively far seemed plausible.

Okay, I will go back and say goodbye to Boss.

I have made up my mind. Then I turned off the tap and walked out of the bathroom.

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I have to pass through a long corridor to go back to the banquet hall. I lowered my head and slowly walked back. My mind was empty, until a pair of black leather shoes abruptly appeared in my line of sight, blocking my way.

I looked up.

That handsome best man in the wedding reception was standing in front of me.

Why was he here? Did he also want to go to toilet?

Should I greet him? Or walk away without saying a word?

I did not expect him to take the initiative to speak first.

“What is your mobile phone number?”

Footsteps hesitantly halted. After a few seconds, I said: “Still the same.”

“My one is also still the same.” He looked at me, his gaze profound and cold.

“Remember to send your bank account number to me.”

As expected…… he only wanted to compensate me money for my clothes?

Why was I not the least surprised.

“……No need.”

“Also.” He nodded. With a slightly mocking tone, he said, “I’ve not congratulated you for finding a perfect match as both of your families are well-matched in terms of social status.”

Ye Rong and you were the real perfect match.

“You too, congratulations.”

There was a moment of silence.

I started to move and was about to walk away, suddenly he sneered at me.

“Nie Xi Guang, why did you look at me like that just now?” He looked at me with his mocking eyes, “Are you of two minds? Still cannot forget an old love like me?”

All of a sudden, I felt extremely embarrassed.

What was he trying to prove? To prove that I have not given up on him and still like him?


It was true!

I looked up and forced myself to look unflinchingly and straight into his eyes, “I am surprised that Ye Rong apologized to me yesterday, because I thought she would pretend all her life that incident never happened and refuse to acknowledge her mistake. Since she had apologized, I think I still owe her an answer.”

I looked at him with unblinking eyes, “At that time, she asked me, ‘Don’t tell me you don’t like Zhuang Xu?’. I think I can answer her now.”

“Don’t like.” I said that by stressing each syllable.

“Please tell her not to worry. I am not interested in other people’s happiness.”

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32 of 40 Chapters


32 thoughts on “Blazing Sunlight I (骄阳似我 上) – Chapter 32

  1. Thank you ladies for this wonderful chapter.

    Merry Christmas to you n your family. I hope u have a blessed safe in this holiday season. 😀

  2. Thank you 😘

    Happy Holidays 😄

  3. Thank you~! Have a happy holiday~!

  4. Thanks! Ahh, you go girl! NXG, I really like your attitude ♥

  5. Thank you for the chapter!! Have a happy holidays!

  6. Thanks for update
    the story is getting heavy >.<
    XG and ZX …. I really feel sorry for both of them.
    ZX's side is quite sad too, there must be a hard time for him too, until he's rushing himself to be a successful man, seems like he's losing his light of life.

  7. Thank You!!!! And what a place to leave us as well! These two definitely have a mismatched fate, with their many misunderstandings. Have a wonderful holiday break ❤

  8. Ahh…heart hurts.

  9. ught… what a heartbreaking part… both are going crazy bcuz of this misunderstanding.. sigh… but well, ZX is getting nicer… but no lah.. i better be loyal to Mr.VP!!! 😀 thanks peanuts ^^ and bong for the pic 😀

    ps : in drama, ZX would kiss XG to prove she’s wrong, haha… well, if only i were the writer 😛

  10. That’s my girl! Right to put ZX in that place. I no longer like him…

  11. I’m just here for NXG standing up for herself to that rude child…misunderstanding my ass…learn to communicate like an adult you weirdo tsundere

  12. Thanks. Happy holidays. Sigh. XG and ZX so many misunderstandings.

  13. So many misunderstandings indeed but they’re very much due to ZX’s personality and unhealthy minority complex. They aren’t good for each other, could never be, unless ZX becomes more healthy. The way he treats her now and back then is bad. I can’t help but wonder, if he truly likes her, how can he treat her that way? Doesn’t it hurt him to hurt her? I dunno. I feel like his “love” for her is unhealthy.
    I just know I’m firmly on LYS’ ship and hope she will fall heads over heels for him soon and forget her damned first love XD

    • Moreover, the indecisive character of him towards Rong Rong will only repeat history and hurt XG later. The probability is rather high that XG would experience the same pain like her mother with this kind of man.
      Man should not be indecisive in matter of love. Having best friend is not a bad but if it is really only a friend then one just have to maintain the proper treatment according the status. Don’t confuse partner with friend.

  14. its hurt my heart…I know ZX little rude to XG, but He loves her with his own way…hard life made him like that and yet he still want to be with XG. I think he need make a new leaf, just leave YR and he will be free

  15. Thank you very much…^^

  16. Awww.. I’m on ZX ship.. Somehow i could understand why he behaved like what he did when they were in their university days. We got some insight on how XG behaviour that she didn’t even realize it might be looked like she is arrogant , spoiled girl even though of course she was not. Those situation could only affected ZX that much because he likes her. I remember how he was happy, smile on his face when XG ate so much food which was his treat (at 1st or 2nd chapter). I think he wants so much to be able to care and give the best of everything to her but with his condition at the time he couldn’t do that. So he was determined to let her go until one day he has a successful life in order to pursue her more confidently. But his plan of course didn’t run as smoothly as he hoped. It raised misunderstanding between them due to the lack of communication and his half-hearted action to let her go (well he cares and likes her so much, i bet. It’s not easy). Thank you for the translations Peanut! Happy Holidays everybody

  17. Ughhhhh….I cried a little…a lot! I feel really sorry for ZX, obviously he went above and beyond in perusing a career all for her. To be good enough for her, I can imagine him working very late into the night and looking at the “one phone” he didn’t change the number on, probably hoping that maybe one day she’ll contact him); I feel very conflicted as to who I like better. I like the president but from the beginning I had a soft spot for ZX, just wish he didn’t make her feel so bad about herself.

  18. I thought I was the only on left on the ZX ship! But yeah, I can see why people dislike him, he has for the most part been a jerk thus far… yet I just can’t stop rooting for him. Maybe because he’s the underdog (ish)? Maybe because he was the one she relentlessly pursued first, and he totally wants her, but due to all this miscommunication and complete dumbness (mainly on his part), they are at odds with each other, but I totally want them together!! Yet LYS is oh-so-charming and oh-so perfectly there at all the right times, but I don’t know why I don’t have the same attachment to him..=_= I am conflicted.

  19. Thanks you for update ….. I dont knwo where my ship will go…. both of the man have a pluss minus here …. I love lsy coz he a lovely man but so far I just know him for the good personality at other side zh we knowledge him for his not good side personality to like hi always hurt xg never good for her but today for this chapter and read the comments here now make me more think for his true personality …. so far for book 1 we have a good side for lsy but we dont know what in gu man head rite know maybe in book 2 we will see more zh story …..

  20. I dont know where is the misunderstanding. He never denied his relationship with rong. He never replied to her msg. And never been nice to her even thought she was always humble and good girl never showed her rish side because if she was like that she wouldn’t even loose her time with people who are not her level. I hope she will be with the general manager he care for her the best. And she needs to ne happy.happy new year full of joy and happiness

  21. ZX that jerk!!! You had ur chance!!! But you let it go now don’t be trying to pry ur claws into LYS and NXG happiness!!! Go back to that awful Rong girl of urs :T
    Thank you for the update~!!!

  22. Ugh… ZX really can’t learn from past mistakes eh? Ai! ~_~. And Rong still the same bitc*y girl, ehem, unpleasant girl.
    I hope NXG fully move on and forget about him! Argh! Makes me want to beat him up, haaa~!..
    Anyway, hopefully LYS will be a good man and take care of NXG. Go~! Ah! I want to see a fighting scene! With ZX getting beaten up off course!

    — Thanks for the update~ ^^. Made my day.

  23. really really love the story
    thank youuuu

  24. ah such a torture… I am on VP’s ship but can’t help to feel bad for ZX…usually their roles and personalities would be switched (the cold 1st guy and the nice 2nd guy)…but ZX to invest so much to pursue her but did it in the wrong way…treating her like this, why can’t he understand that the more he treats her so badly the more she wants to forget her first love?

    NXG should just end up with the one who treats her better! Break up the contact with those dormmates and live a life where she can be herself!

    Book 2 is coming out in 2016, ne? I will reread book 1 so often…even if I nearly never reread books wholely, for blazing sunshine I make a exception!I just love it this much even if it’s so heartwrenching… Argh I can’t wait till the next chapter, but don’t want to rush you, dear peanuts! I hope you had a nice christmas and new years break!

  25. ZX is an unbelievably petty man, so respect less. His attitude is just like a little sulking girl, really not gentleman at all. And the worst is very indecisive. XiGuang would only repeat the history of her parents if she chooses to marry that kind of man. That would be a damn stupid thing to do.
    She must keep in mind what she and her mother have been and still have to go through because of those not only just jealous but also mean, egoistic and opportunistic childhood friend.

  26. I can’t believe she started going out with someone else! She should have waited her whole life for him! She already pursued him continuously no matter how much he humiliated her and accused her and looked down on her! How could she now move on now??? The audacity!!!!

    • ]these people in the comments so delusional about what respect really is… he disrespected and humiliated her, did not defend her once, mocks her, belittles her accomplishments, stomps on her happiness… he is selfish. FL boss actually respects her and they have a relationship that doesn’t make FL have anxiety and be afraid of what he will do to her next. people in the comments actually encouraging ZX behavior because they “feel bad for him”… he certainly did not feel bad when he humiliated her in front of RR and their friends or when he accused her of being disloyal to her new love interest. saw someone say that ZX has a positive side… can’t see it lah. maybe i should get my prescription changed bc all i see is a bitter and childish grown adult who has to resort to belittling the girl who used to love him because he couldn’t man up enough to show her proper respect. ah….

  27. I do see ZX view point and feel somewhat bad for him, but ultimately the one I love and root for is our FL, I just want her to be happy. And I don’t think ZX can do that. From the beginning chapters up to now, XG is always sad on chapters involving him. He always makes her feel bad about her money and family status, which she can’t control. Even if they do communicate and get together, I feel like his inferiority complex wil hound him. Kind of like Astrid, will XG have to hold back and watch her words her whole life to not offend ZX?

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