Fanatical

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You’re My Glory (你是我的荣耀) – Chapter 18

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I am back from my vacation 😦 Since Jing Jing can stuff herself with food now so of course she went out with Yu Tu to have dinner. Guess who they met in the restaurant?

Chapter 18 (translated by peanuts and edited by hoju)

Since opening up her appetite from the meal that day, Qiao Jing Jing’s weight went up sharply. On a certain day, big sister Ling dropped by one afternoon for an inspection. She immediately pinched her face.

“How heavy are you now?”

“95 jin (1 jin = 0.5 kg).”

Big sister Ling gasped. “You’ve put on five jin? You’ve put on five jin in a week? Even if you want to put on weight, you don’t need to be in such a hurry about it. Aren’t you worried that that blogger will come and rake you over the coals again?”

“Don’t worry. She was recently photographed in her latest and greatest state. She’s put on at least ten jin herself. How thick-skinned would she have to be to talk about me!”

With an alternate account, Qiao Jing Jing was able to know all the gossip at any time!

“Moreover,” Qiao Jing Jing said proudly, “I was able to get a diamond 1 rank in just one week, so what is the problem of gaining five jin?”

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It was true. Qiao Jing Jing was now ranked a respectable diamond 1, and it was entirely due to her solo-queuing her way up.

Yu Tu?

Non-existent.

From the very start, teacher Yu had not duo queued with her and strictly implemented the education policy of requiring her to solo queue to advance in King of Glory. Sometimes she would repeatedly happen upon incompetent teammates and suffer continuous defeats, making her wanting to throw her mobile phone, but none of these could move his unfeeling heart.

There was very good reason for it.

“You will have two random teammates in the exhibition match. You won’t know their skill level, so you’ve to prepare for the worst.”

Did you think that was it? No, he could go even further, like now.

“In the last ranked match, you were the one dragging another teammate down.”

Once big sister Ling had left after talking about work-related matters, teacher Yu, who had been keeping his silence prior to this, immediately started to lecture. “There were two times when your teammates hadn’t even caught up to you but you already started a group battle. Too rushed.”

Qiao Jing Jing: “…”

Yu Tu: “I’ve recorded it. Come over and watch.”

Qiao Jing Jing: “…Wait, I’m checking my weight.”

Qiao Jing Jing put down the phone and ran away like a wisp of smoke.

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There was also a scale at the doorway. Qiao Jing Jing went over to weigh herself. When she returned, her mood was a little serious.

After a meal at noon, she was surprisingly already 96 jin. Although it generally would decrease a little the next morning, if she were to continue to have a big meal at night, maybe it would increase to 97?

Then should she still go and eat at the restaurant where she had made a dinner booking? Stir-fried shrimps and chicken marinated in hua diao rice wine and so on were really tempting. Moreover, she hadn’t eaten outside for a long time.

However, as a female celebrity, professionalism is also very important. How could she let her body weight reach 96, 97 jin?

She sat on the sofa, her face, which had rounded a little lately, looking solemn.

Yu Tu observed her for a few seconds, wondering whether he had been too strict or spoken too harshly? For once, he actually was having feelings of needing to examine and correct himself, but in the end, before even a minute had gone by, he heard Qiao Jing Jing speak up determinedly.

“Okay, I’ll do it this way! If I can advance to star shine rank (ranking from low to high: bronze, silver, gold, platinum, diamond, star, strongest king and king of glory) before half past five, we’ll still go out to eat. But from tomorrow onward, we can’t be like this anymore.”

Yu Tu: “…”

Yu Tu: “Come over to watch the recording of your last ranked match.”

… Qiao Jing Jing thought, if this man had a child in the future, that child would surely be deserving of pity.

Yu Tu: “Hurry up.”

Teacher Yu was knocking on the blackboard!

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After Yu Tu finished talking about her mistakes in the team battle, Qiao Jing Jing continued her solo queuing. It was already three something in the afternoon now. She was ranked diamond 1 star. If she wanted to advance to star shine rank, she still had to win four matches. One match is about twenty minutes, so calculating out the time, it meant that she basically was only allowed to win and could not lose.

Therefore, Qiao Jing Jing was already prepared that she would eat at home. But she never expected that her good luck would actually rocket off the charts.

In the first game, she met a powerful Han Xin (famous general of first Han emperor Liu Bang – warrior/ assassin) teammate and the teammate carried the team to win the game.

Han Xin

In the second game, the opposition lineup was very weak. She got Baili Shouyue and took MVP (Most Valuable Player).

In the third game, the opposition initially had a big advantage, but 18 minutes later, one of their players just stopped playing and let his hero go unmanned.

The fourth game was even more dramatic. The opposite team’s jungler and solo mid had a quarrel halfway through the game, and then  they began to purposely give away head counts.

When the opposite team’s crystal exploded in the fourth game and Qiao Jing Jing put down the phone, her expression was a little dazed.

Just like that, she got star shine rank?

Wasn’t it said that advancing to the next rank was equivalent to passing through a doom sent by fate and was very difficult?

Yu Tu had all along been watching the game battle with his own mobile phone. If necessary, he would record it and analyse her success and failure with Qiao Jing Jing. However, it was obvious that it was not necessary to analyse these few games. He turned off the game directly and asked, “Where are we going to eat?”

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The place where they were going to have their meal was an old Shanghai restaurant in Puxi. When the car arrived at the door, Qiao Jing Jing looked outside from the car and felt something was a little strange.

“Why are so many people waiting for tables?” It was not even weekend. Moreover, this restaurant had not been very popular before.

Xiao Zhu said, “I know why. It seems, it was mentioned by Michelin a while back. Jing Jing and teacher Yu, both of you go first. I’m going to return something to a store, and I will come look for you in a moment.”

Yu Tu said to Qiao Jing Jing, “You go in first.”

Qiao Jing Jing thought for a moment and said, “Okay, lest you end up getting me photograph.”

Yu Tu said with no expression on the face, “Yes, that was what I was thinking, too.”

Qiao Jing Jing could not help laughing. She put on a hat and mask and then slipped out first.

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She smoothly camouflaged herself and passed through the crowd to arrive at the private room. But the waiter who showed her the way seemed to have discovered who she was, as he was trying to control his excitement. Qiao Jing Jing was long used to being recognized. She calmly sat down and started to study the menu.

When Yu Tu came in, she had already decided on five or six dishes in her mind, but she still wanted to order more. “Let’s order a few more dishes. If we can’t finish, you can bring them back for I’m So Panicked. There are a few that I’d like to taste.”

Yu Tu did not sit down. Qiao Jing Jing turned her head and looked at him quizzically.

After thinking about it, he said, “Jing Jing, I want to ask you a favor.”

“What?” She closed the menu.

“When I came in just now, I saw my teacher and his wife. They were waiting for a table at the doorway, but there are more than ten tables in front of them. So can you let them have this private room while I treat you to a meal somewhere else?”

Of course it was good if Yu Tu treated. He was going to be working in an investment bank next month, anyway, so Qiao Jing Jing was not going to go easy on him. But ~~~

Qiao Jing Jing blinked. “Can’t you ask them to come over and eat with us?”

Yu Tu was a little surprised. “You don’t mind?”

“Why would I mind?”

Yu Tu’s gaze fell on her face and the corner of his mouth curved up slightly. “I’ll go and ask them.”

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Soon, Yu Tu brought a husband and wife pair in their sixties, who were dressed in plain and simple clothing, into the private room. Qiao Jing Jing was already standing inside the door and waiting with a smile.

Yu Tu felt warm in the heart and introduced them to each other. “Teacher and wife, this is my high school classmate, Qiao Jing Jing. Jing Jing, this is my teacher, Professor Zhang, and his wife, Professor Wang.”

Qiao Jing Jing greeted them with a smile. “Hello Professor Zhang and Professor Wang.”

The two professors nodded their heads and greeted her back. They were actually very surprised. On the way in, Yu Tu had already mentioned that he was having a meal with a friend, but such a beautiful friend?

Moreover, it was a girl?

Could it be they were on a date, potentially looking to take things further?

Both of them could not help looking Qiao Jing Jing over a few times. The more they looked, the more stunning they felt she was. Furthermore, they inexplicably felt she was somewhat familiar-looking. However, both of them were engrossed in scientific research and rarely paid attention to entertainment news. Thus, they naturally could not remember where they had seen her.

After exchanging conventional greetings, everyone took their seats. It was only then that Yu Tu noticed that Professor Zhang was holding a cake box in his hand. “Today is the birthday of the teacher or the teacher’s wife?”

Professor Wang said with a smile, “Neither. It is our wedding anniversary. Every year, we always come here to eat. In fact, I had made a booking for today, but I don’t know why it was cancelled.”

It was actually a wedding anniversary?

Qiao Jing Jing immediately looked at Yu Tu and gave him an inquiring look that asked whether it was suitable for them to be around.

Yu Tu also felt that it was not appropriate and was about to say something. However, Professor Wang was attentive and said first, “It’s nothing. We are an old married couple already. We like to be around people, the more the merrier. What’s more, this room was booked by you.”

Since the elders had said this, of course it was not good to leave.

Professor Zhang reached over to get the menu to order: “I’ll order since I have eaten here for decades and know what is delicious. I’ll let you two freeload a meal today.”

Professor Wang felt both amused and embarrassed: “We’re the ones freeloading the room off of someone. Don’t you turn it around and say the opposite.”

Yu Tu smilingly poured tea for everyone and summoned the waiter to come to take their order.

When ordering, the waiter kept looking at Qiao Jing Jing, and the facial expression was a bit excited. Fortunately, due to his professionalism, he did not say anything.

Professor Wang actually looked at her a few more times in puzzlement.

Qiao Jing Jing gave a dignified ladylike smile in return, making Professor Wang feel a little embarrassed.

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After they had finished ordering, the waiter left the private room. Professor Zhang drank a sip of water and asked Yu Tu, “You didn’t go on a vacation and have been in Shanghai all this time?”

“Yes, I have something to do in Shanghai.”

Professor Zhang nodded and appeared in a very good mood. “That’s perfect. I was wanting to for you.”

His face was brimming with a smile. “Yu Tu, I’ve already helped you to solve your problem.”

Yu Tu was surprised.

“I know that you and Guan Zai have suffered some grievances in your current model project. Your project will not be as obviously profitable in the short term as the civilian-use model, so the importance placed on it and attention from up above has inevitably been insufficient. As for personnel, we are a bit overstaffed, and I also know that there are unfair things too. I also can understand why, in the heat of the moment, you said you wanted to leave. That’s why I let you take a vacation. Firstly, it was to let you take a break, and secondly, that was also my strategy, to let the ones above know that problems exist and must be resolved.”

The old professor was proud of his bit of slyness. “Generally, I don’t concern myself with administrative matters, but what ought to be conveyed must be conveyed. Sure enough, when I went to express my opinion, the institution attached very high importance to it. Your project is the future. You and Guan Zai are the leaders of the next generation whom our current leaders have attached very high importance to.”

“Your vacation is coming to an end. In the meeting that will be taking place in a few days’ time, you and Guan Zai convey your difficulties and demands. The target is to get everything in place and aligned in one go.”

Qiao Jing Jing gently put down the teacup and restrained herself from looking at Yu Tu. It turned out, his work also suffered from these? Moreover, his teacher did not seem to know that there was also the consideration of his parents in his decision to leave?

Professor Zhang had finished talking for a while, but Yu Tu was still silent and did not give an answer.

The old professor seemed to sense a strange atmosphere, and his smile gradually disappeared. He realized that something was wrong. “You still want to leave?”

Professor Wang quickly said, “We will not discuss work-related matters today. Let everyone just relax a little and eat.”

Professor Zhang was a little angry. “Let him say it. What other reasons does he have?”

Yu Tu lowered his eyes and said clearly, “Teacher, I am leaving because of money.”

 

Completed:
18 of 37 Chapters

 

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9 thoughts on “You’re My Glory (你是我的荣耀) – Chapter 18

  1. Thanks for the chappie.

  2. haha eat now and “diet” tomorrow…and repeat cycle XD
    welcome back!

  3. Thank you for the chapter 🙂.

  4. Aww, even when everyone says money is not as important as love and dream and etc but in the end money controls life. Well, unless you think love or dream are more important than life (aka you’re death :P). I had a hope that Jing Jing can save Yu Tu 😀 though I know my boy is strong too. Ty XD

    • Yes… Unfortunately… Reality bites. Money is not everything but everything need money.
      However in his case, as long as his ego is not too big that making him humiliated to have a wife who earn more than him and be the backbone of the family, everything would be ok.
      It seems that QJJ is not a conceited and conservative type of a woman. She seems to be open minded enough and won’t mind to play that role in the family.

  5. Sad but this is the reality of life. Hopefully Yu Tu can still live his dream.

  6. Yu tu yaaa.. Dont worry. Whoever said money cant buy happiness, simply didnt know where to shop. Lols.

    Exactly. Sometimes, we need to wake up and figure out the best in life. They said money isnt important, but we need money for tomorrow’s breakfast, at least.

    Cant wait for the next chapters. Thank you peanuts and hoju ^^

  7. I feel so sad for him…..But his family really needs it. If it was only him, then he would probably not mind….

  8. Welcome back! Are we back to weekly updates? Maybe please? I’ll accept whatever you can give. Also what is the current chapter status? Is the book almost completely written?

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