Fanatical

Fangirling Chinese Novels

You’re My Glory (你是我的荣耀) – Chapter 14

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This chapter is about how Yu Tu & Jing Jing spent their Singles’ Day. Have you heard of Singles’ Day? It is a big day in China with record breaking sales.

After this chapter, the next update will be fortnightly until end of July because I am sick, busy at work and will be away on vacation. Depending on my situation at that time, I may update more often than weekly from August onward.

Chapter 14 (translated by peanuts and edited by hoju)

The next day was the Singles’ Day that stirred up masses. However, Qiao Jing Jing could only keep her heart as still as the still waters and watch the video of herself playing using Bull Demon.

Yu Tu really had recorded it and transferred it to the computer. He analyzed with her where she had done things right and where there were problems. “There are only the same few commonly used support heroes . Their skills are different, but if you learn one well, your awareness of what to do will be right.”

Then she also watched a few videos of professional players playing with Bull Demon.

Qiao Jing Jing felt bitter. It was such a great Singles’ Day. Fine, she was single and fine, she needed to practice up, but at least let her practice with a better-looking hero. Ah, the Bull Demon just too unpleasant to look at.

At 4 o’clock in the afternoon, Yu Tu said he needed to leave early today.

“I’ve a colleague gathering in the evening.”

“I feel that you’ve a little too many gatherings.” It made her, this female star, seem like she had no social life.

Yu Tu did not feel particularly pleased about this. “Isn’t this just a normal frequency? Furthermore it’s for that sort of theme of celebrating Singles’ Day.”

“…”

Yu Tu “coughed” once, “They said that they would also like to ask me something about work.”

“…Go, la.”

Yu Tu did not forget to tell her, “Practice well with Zhang Fei and those few support heroes by yourself.”

Qiao Jing Jing felt a little depressed. He was going out, yet he still arranged homework for her?

She pointlessly followed him to the doorway. As she thought about how he was able to go attend a lively gathering, whereas she was all alone, she felt she was a bit pathetic. “It would be nice if I could go out and have fun with you, too.”

Only after blurting this out did she realize that the words seemed somewhat inappropriate. Even if she was not Qiao Jing Jing, going there with Yu Tu would still be inappropriate.

While she was upset for talking without thinking, she heard Yu Tu said: “If I were to bring you, would you dare to go?”

Qiao Jing Jing stared blankly at him and saw an upset look flashed across his face for his own slip of the tongue.

Looking at each other in awkwardness for a moment, she quickly sent Yu Tu away: “Have fun. Bye bye.”

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This was also a gathering, but Yu Tu felt a lot more at ease at this one. Everyone clinked glasses. One of the colleague Xiao Hu said emotionally, “This year still has last year’s people.”

Da Meng said: “But next year will not have this year’s people. Yu Tu will be going to work in investment banking. In that colorful world, can he still be like us and maintain his purity?”

So does that mean us brothers will have one person missing from amongst us?

“If things don’t go well, there might be one more person, being Lao (meaning Old – prefix used before the surname of a person to indicate affection or familiarity) Guan.”

Yu Tu was surprised. “What about Lao Guan?”

Lao Guan, his actual name being Guan Zai, was a doctorate degree holder who had come back from the United States. He was the chief designer of the same model as Yu Tu. Yu Tu was able to become assistant chief designer at such a young age partly because of Lao Guan’s deliberate desire to promote him.

“His wife wants a divorce.”

“How could that be?” Lao Guan and his wife were well known as loving couple. Otherwise she would not have given up her high salary job to return from the United States with him.

“How could it not be? Once you left, his work will double and the overtime hours will be longer. How could his wife not be angry that every day, she doesn’t even get to see him?”

Yu Tu frowned. “What are other people doing? Before I went on vacation, there were two new staff.”

Da Meng said: “What’s the use of simply having a lot of people? It’s not like you don’t understand that the most clearly. What’s more, with Lao Guan’s lofty personality with high expectations, besides you, who else even makes it into his approval list? So when he’s not satisfied with the work, the only thing he can do is just do it himself. The whole situation was brought about all the extra hard work.”

Yu Tu quietly picked up a cigarette from the table.

“Don’t talk nonsense all of you.” Another colleague said, “Lao Guan has already reconciled with the wife. Today, he even showed off to me the breakfast made with love by his wife.”

“Exactly. Da Meng, you bachelor, you’re purely just being jealous.”

Da Meng said ‘bah’ and everyone laughed in amusement. Xiao Hu remembered, “Oh, by the way, Lao (Old) Yu, I have a question to discuss with you. I think it has inspired me a little.”

Before Yu Tu had a chance to say anything, Da Meng said, “Hey, you two, don’t forget about keeping things confidential. We don’t talk about technology when we’re outside of the workplace.”

“I can’t even discuss about foreign technology with Lao Yu? Otherwise, what else can I talk to him in the future? House prices in Lujiazui?”

The two of them started to bicker. Yu Tu’s eyes grew dark. Their industry had strict confidentiality rules. Once they were outside of the workplace, they could not even mention anything about specific technical aspects. In the future, after he left, he would only be able to get hints and clues from news and magazines.

He leaned back in his chair and lowered his head to light the cigarette.

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They ate dinner until eight o’clock. The colleagues planned to thoroughly indulge themselves and then go to sing karaoke. However, Yu Tu had no interest in this, so he said good bye and left early by himself.

The meeting place for today had been at Grand Gateway 66 Plaza. Metro Line 1 was just below (Xujiahui station – red line intersection with light blue line on the metro map).

As usual, the metro station was crowded with people.

This was a magical city. If you were to head south to Xinzhuang and change to Line 5 (purple line), you would go to Zhuanqiao Aerospace City. If you went north to People’s Square to change to Line 2 (green line), you would go to Lujiazui Financial Center.

Two completely opposite directions, one side quiet, the other side bustling.

Just like a crossroad in life.

The metro trains came and went one by one. Yu Tu stood for a long time in the crowd.<

Qiao Jing Jing was playing games at home.

Initially, she did not feel anything for Singles’ Day. However, thinking that Yu Tu was eating and drinking with his friends right now, whereas she could only play games alone in a pitiful manner, she suddenly felt the sorrow of being single.

She did not know whether it was because all the experts had gone to celebrate the festival or all the singles were not able to muster up the energy, but her Wang Zhaojun actually carried the entire game,and she had very good results for a few consecutive matches.

So, she took a screenshot, pixelated out her info, and posted the picture on Weibo. Most people continuously liked and praised the goddess for being so awesome.

But there were also some rather special ones.

For example, this one ——

Cute Little Wife Is Pouting: My goddess is so beautiful, so rich and so thin, but still can only play games on Singles’ Day …… I am not beautiful, and I’m also fat and have no money, but I have a husband ah ╮(╯▽╰)╭

… This must be a true fan.

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The so thin and so beautiful Qiao Jing Jing sullenly started a new match. The result was that when the team battle was using ultimate ability, Yu Tu unexpectedly called. Qiao Jing Jing immediately heartlessly rejected the call, waiting until the match was finished before she called back.

As soon as he got through, he said, “You are playing Wang Zhaojun again?”

“… You even have a surveillance camera?”

“I just took a quick look.” There seemed to be sound of laughter from his side, and then he asked, “Do you want to go out to have fun?”

Qiao Jing Jing was surprised and stood up. “Where are you?”

“Downstairs.”

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Qiao Jing Jing happily ran downstairs.

Yu Tu saw that she was once again fully disguised. However, even the strands of her hair were radiating the joy of freedom and letting herself out for a break. He was amused at this, and at the same time, he himself actually felt a little relaxed.

Qiao Jing Jing excitedly asked, “Why did you come back? Your meeting place was nearby?”

Yu Tu also wanted to ask himself this question.

“More or less.” Yu Tu said, “They wanted to go singing and I wasn’t interested.”

“Oh. Then where are we going?”

Yu Tu thought for a while. “To watch a movie?”

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There was a cinema on the lower ground floor of the nearby shopping mall. The two of them walked there. While walking, they held their mobile phones to check what movies were showing.

“This one?” Yu Tu pointed to an artistic romance film. Girls should like to watch this one.

Qiao Jing Jing glanced at it. “No way. Did you do that on purpose? Everyone knows that I’m not on good terms with the lead actress.”

Yu Tu: “…I don’t know much about your entertainment circle.”

Yu Tu looked again and, on the safe side, chose a male movie. “How about this one?”

“Oh, this should be a good one. But the leading actor just broke up with his girlfriend. His girlfriend is a good friend of mine.” No  matter how good the movie was, one cannot betray one’s good friend.

Yu Tu: “…”

He shoved the phone to her. “You choose.”

Qiao Jing Jing was already very familiar with Yu Tu’s mobile phone. She swiped up and down, “Let’s go and watch an animated film. There only have aisle seats left … Fingerprint please.”

She had already selected their seats at lightning speed. Halting her footsteps, she held up the mobile phone to let Yu Tu press his fingerprint to pay. At that moment, she had actually forgotten that she could return the phone directly to Yu Tu.

To her surprise, Yu Tu also didn’t take the phone. He only lowered his head and pressed lightly on the phone that she was holding.

Instantly, Qiao Jing Jing felt as somewhere in her had been pressed like that, too. Her heart quickened. She lifted her head and coincidentally ended up looking into Yu Tu’s deep eyes.

It seemed a long time passed, or perhaps it was only a short while, and Yu Tu took his mobile phone back.

He looked at the time. “We’ve to walk faster because we’ve only fifteen minutes left.”

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The two of them did not speak again and went quietly to the cinema. After entering the mall, suddenly Yu Tu said, “We’ll walk separately.”

Qiao Jing Jing was surprised.

“Don’t look behind. Someone is following us.”

Then he quickly walked past her. After a while, Qiao Jing Jing received the QR code that he sent over through WeChat to get the tickets.

Yu Tu: You get the ticket and go in first.

Jing Jing: It seems that I’ve to get the two tickets together. Then how will you come in?

Yu Tu: When we get to the cinema, I’ll tell you.

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Qiao Jing Jing felt that watching a movie was rather exciting. She took the tickets first and followed Yu Tu’s instruction, putting one of the tickets on an empty table. Then she went in first. This was practically like a spy film that she had filmed before!

After entering the cinema hall, she had just taken a seat beside the aisle when the lights were switched off and advertisements began to appear on the big screen. The seat next to her was still empty. Qiao Jing Jing was a little anxious. Would the ticket get taken away by someone else?

She took out her mobile phone, lowered her head, and intended to send a WeChat message. Before she could send it, her line of sight was blocked and a figure appeared beside her. In total darkness, that person leaned over and asked in a low voice: “Is anyone sitting here? I picked up a movie ticket from the table.”

 

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19 thoughts on “You’re My Glory (你是我的荣耀) – Chapter 14

  1. Ahhh cliff hanger. I hope you feel better and good luck this summer

  2. Hello cliffhanger..

    Get well soon and thank you..

  3. Thank you very much for the chapter. Hope you get better soon

  4. What?! Ahhh such a cliff. Excited about this development though. Thanks for the update!

  5. Dang it why stop here 😄😄😄

  6. Cliffhanger (T . T) but I have a feeling that it’s him(yu tu)~ Thanks a lot for the chapter *\(^o^)/*

  7. Peanuts, sorry to hear you are not well and loaded with work as well.
    I pray you will get well soon. Get rested well for the summer. Have a fabulous fun and restful vacation.
    You deserve one. God bless you and see you again in a fortnight.

  8. hearing love is sparkling
    thank you and wishing you a speedy recovery. so lucky, you are going to another vacation

  9. 🤤 I’m a pessimistic person, instinct’s telling me it’s a bloody third wheel while I am damn hopping it’s Yu Tu(please!!) I’m scared 😓 Thank you for this chapter, hopefully your work will go smoothly which will definitely revives any sick person back 😂

  10. Me too felt left hanging midway of a cute talk 🙂.

    Thank you for the chapter and feel better soon.

  11. oh no.. the cliffhanger..! heheheh.. they’re so cute. Get well soon peanuts.

  12. “Why did you come back? Your meeting place was nearby?”
    Yu Tu also wanted to ask himself this question.

    – Ah, I like the way YT questioning himself after his heart impulsively led him to her door and invited her to go out. Let his heart rules his head, I love watching smart man fall hopelessly in love without realizing it. It adds the cuteness of the story.

    I’m sorry to hear that you’re sick, Peanut, hope you’ll get better soon and able to relax and rest well during your vacation. Thanks for the update!

  13. So smart ah, the cliffhanger is… What to hold until july. Gonna miss YT and QJJ… See ya on july peanuts. Hopefully everything is gonna be okay for you.

    Thanks as always peanuts and hoju ^^

    • Apa la u? Next update is in a fortnight and every fortnight until end of July, instead of weekly.

      • *scroll up and shock* okay… My bad. I didnt read it carefully and thought that you would be back on july lmao… Sorry la.. 😉

        Last night i felt so sad imagine seeing GJJ and YT only on july… Lols Yokataaaaa… 😁😁

        Thanks peanuts. Jiayou!

  14. Once again, thank you peanut for the translation and hoju for editing! So sorry to hear that you’re sick and I hope that you get better soon! Btw peanut, will you want any help with the translation to maintain the weekly update? I’ve been wanting to start on some translation project but I haven’t found anything suitable. Since I haven’t tried before, I’m daunted by the length of most stories out there and my ability to carry a novel translation all the way to the end. I love You’re My Glory and wouldn’t mind giving it a try to translate a chapter or two.
    I totally understand if you wouldn’t want any help with it though! I’ve translated a song before and I feel like a translation project is like a precious baby. You’re really protective of it and just want to scream “mine!” to anyone who wants to go within 10 feet of it.

  15. Get well soon Peanut!!!

    I wonder what section YT will make, stay in his research field or go to the financial sector?

  16. Aaaaa my heart just can’t handle this 😂 why I already imagine this novel turn into drama..

  17. I’m betting all my love for this novel that it was Yu Tu who sat beside her. Oh what a move! And that pick-up line was definitely flirty lolololol *hands down Yu Tu*

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