Secretly, Secretly; But Unable to Hide it (偷偷藏不住) by Zhu Yi (竹已)~ Chapter 5

Sang Zhi actually doesn’t know clearly how old is Duan Jia Xu. But hearing him saying those words, she thinks of Sang Yan’s age. She straightens her face and says displeasedly: “You are quite old.”


You are quite old.

Quite old.


Duan Jia xu always doesn’t mind about his age. But the time he hears her words, he feels his heart is stabbed.

He is not even a twenty years old man but he is labelled “old”. Duan Jia Xu cannot describe his feeling. He speaks up: “I am old?”

Sang Zhi nods: “You are old.”


It’s a several seconds of silence.

“Xiao Hai, you think that I’m old.” Duan Jia Xu stares at her fixedly. He feels this is getting absurd. “Then why don’t you call me Shu Shu (Uncle)?”

“Oh.” Sang Zhi considers for a while and feels it’s reasonable. She immediately changes and speaks up: “Shu Shu.”


The young girl’s eyes are big and clear. There’s no hint of impurity. The time she is talking seriously, her words sound like it’s from the bottom from her heart.

She also can use the most innocent expression to let hurt someone’s heart.

Chen Ming Xu cuts off their conversation. He pours a glass of water for Duan Jia Xu and says awkwardly: “I’m sorry. Please wait here for a while. I drank too much water before. I need to go the restroom first.”

Duan Jia Xu calms himself down and replies: “Okay.”

After Chen Ming Xu leaves, Duan Jia Xu looks away and once more argues about Sang Zhi. “Do you know if you call me this way, your Ge should call me that way too?”

Sang Zhi answers honestly: “No, I don’t know.”

Duan Jia Xu: “So would you call me Ge Ge or Shu Shu?”

Sang Zhi thinks about it and says. “It’s better for you to call Ge Ge.”

Duan Jia Xu relaxes and says: “You are quite protective of your Ge ah.”

“What protective.” Sang Zhi doesn’t understand his words. “Why should I protect him. He always bullies me, I just want to let him call you Shu Shu.”


“He looks older than you.”


He doesn’t expect to get this kind of answer. Duan Jia Xu is startled and suddenly laughs. He repeats once more. “Sang Yan looks like he is older than me?”

Sang Zhi: “Yes ah.”

Duan Jia Xu feels good about it. He coughs lightly and pretends to be modest. “Xiao Hai (Little kid), how could you see that he is older than me?” He said it and continues: “I think we are at the same age.”

Sang Zhi examines his faec and says: “There’s a bit of difference.”


In a next second, a woman knocks on the door and opens it. She looks around and asks bashfully: “Hi, is Fu Zheng Chu’s homeroom teacher here?”

Teacher Zhang stands up quickly: “Right! You are Zheng Chu’s Jie Jie right?”

That woman smiles and gets inside: “Right.”

Fu Zheng Chu couldn’t help to complain. “Jie, why are you here.”

Sang Zhi looks over.

That woman looks similar to Fu Zheng Chu. She is wearing a white dress. She has her light make up on. She explains to Fu Chu Zheng. “I rush here after the class ends. It’s a bit far.”

Then the woman notices Dua Jia Xu and looks at him for two seconds. Then she looks away. She is a bit nervous. “I’m sorry. Zhang Lao Shi, I keep you waiting for a long time.”

Teacher Zhang waves his hand. “It’s okay, I’m sorry to trouble you to come over.”

Duan Jia Xu keeps on laughing for a while because of Sang Zhi’s words. Duan Jia Xu looks at Sang Zhi. “When will your Lao Shi come over?”

Sang Zhi looks at him. “Soon.”

“Xiao Sang Zhi, Ge Ge feels very bored.” Duan Jia Xu is bored to death and wants to tease her. “Tell Ge GE good words to entertain my boredom?”

Sang Zhi looks at him: “What should I tell you about?”

“Just speak.” Duan Jia Xu doesn’t think too much about it. “Jia Xu Ge Ge is the most handsome in the world.”

“I am not a repeater.” Sang Zhi is unhappy.

“I just want you to compliment me.” Duan Jia Xu says: “I don’t regard you as a repeater.”

Sang Zhi rejects: “I don’t want.”

Duan Jia Xu doesn’t get angry, he just ridicules her. “Xiao Qi Gui.” (Petty).

This time, Chen Ming Xu finally comes back. He sits down and laughs. He says: “I’m sorry, I suddenly have stomachache.”

Duan Jia Xu: “It’s okay, we don’t rush it.”

Then he places the glass water, which is given by Chen Ming Xu, in front of Sang Zhi. He asks: “Are you thirsty?”

Duan Jia Xu’s fingers just knock on the glass few times. “Drink the water.”

Then he looks at Duan Ming Xu and talks seriously with him.

Sang Zhi takes the glass of water and just drinks it silently. She looks at the empty table and just remembers that he hasn’t drunk any water too. She stands up and struggles about it. At last she goes to the water dispenser and takes a glass of water for him.

The most annoying thing about Chen Ming Xu for Sang Zhi is every time Chen Ming Xu calls her parents over, he will say the same thing each time. Sang Zhi has listened to it for several times so she has a clear memory about it. Chen Ming Xu should be so-called “repeater”.

She is bored and yawns. Her mind starts to wonder around.

Her attention shifts to the other side of the room, which is more peaceful. Unlike here, where Chen Ming Xu keeps on complaining about her.

Sang Zhi listens attentively.

Teacher Zhang suddenly laughs. “Zheng Chu is a kid with low achievement but he is a quite good kid. This time I called you over not because he did something wrong. But yesterday he suddenly came over into the teachers’ room and yelled that he wanted me to call his parents over. I was so shocked.”


The time Teacher Zhang said about this, Fu Zheng Chu immediately looks at Sang Zhi.

Their gazes meet each other.

— Silence.

He doesn’t expect that she will listen to their conversation. Fu Zheng Chu’s expression changes, he looks like he is ultimately embarrassed. He really wants to dig a hole and get into it.

Sang Zhi feels he is too freakish. She is silent and just pokes her temple two times.

She asks herself: ” Does his brain have problem?”

How could anyone have that kind of initiative?

Fu Zheng Chu tries hard to remain calm, he just moves his mouth “I’ll explain to you next time”, then he looks at the other side.

The time he turns his head away, Sang Zhi just in time notices that Fu Zheng Chu’s Jie Jie is looking at her side. But she is not looking at Sang Zhi.

Sang Zhi follows her gaze.

Indeed she is looking at Duan Jia Xu.

At first Sang Zhi thought it’s a coincidence, but then Sang Zhi keeps on noticing it happens for many times.

She doesn’t know whether it’s a coincidence or there’s another reason for it.

Sang Zhi hangs her head low and clenches her fist. Then she shifts her position on the sofa to block that woman’s view.

The conversation continues till forty minutes.

Chen Ming Xu finishes off his words and drinks a glass of water. “It’s like that. Actually I also don’t want to always trouble you guys to come over. But Sang Zhi, this kid, really makes me have a headache every time. I asked her to stand up to answer the question. But she just asked me is it because I cannot answer and whether I asked her because I wanted her to teach me. She said that she couldn’t take my job. It made the other kids have hard times to concentrate.”

Duan Jia Xu looks at Sang Zhi: “There’s this matter?”

Sang Zhi immediately lowers her head to pretend that she is reflecting on this matter.

Duan Jia Xu nods. “Before I had communicated with her mother several times and wasted a lot of her time. But this is important for the kid’s own good. Sang Zhi is very smart. If she studies well, in the future she definitely can get into a good university. You should go home and supervise hr.”

“Okay.” Duan Jia Xu says: “Later on I will teach and discipline her.”

Duan Jia Xu and Sang Zhi leaves the teachers’ room.

The matter is done smoothly and successfully. Chen Ming Xu has no doubt and Sang Zhi feels so relieved. She looks at Duan Jia Xu and acts like she is close to him. “Thank you Ge Ge.”

Duan Jia Xu just “em”. “So you are going home now?”

“Right.” Sang Zhi blinks her eyes. Because of his help to solve this matter, this time her tone sounds like she is currying favor with him. “If not what should I do?”

“But I……” Duan Jia Xu stops and then reminds her calmly. “I haven’t started to discipline you ah?”


Sang Zhi feels like her head is poured with a basin of cold water. Half of her happy feeling just disappears, she is unwilling to hear it. “You also want to nag with me?”

“Let’s go.” Duan Jia Xu doesn’t elaborate, “Ge Ge sends you back home.”

He doesn’t give any answer so Sang Zhi thinks that he is joking but before she relents. In no time Duan Jia Xu continues: “I’ll nag slowly on the way home.”

Sang Zhi: “……”

They walk side by side toward the school front gate.

He is giving her time to calm down. He doesn’t say anything while they are still in school area. Sang Zhi is a bit on edge, she clutches her backpack handle. She cannot help but to speak up. “Wo Ge helped me to go meet my teacher, but he never nagged me.”

Duan Jia Xu: “Really?”

Sang Zhi: “Of course it’s true!”

Duan Jia Xu watches her fixedly like he is judging whether her words are true or false. Then he takes out his phone from his pocket. “I’ll ask him.”


“Wait!” Sang Zhi is so surprised. She jumps to snatch his phone away. “If you go and ask him, my Ge will know it! If he knows it, it means the whole world will know too! It’s a waste for you to come today!”

“Ge Ge will just ask about it.” Duan Jia Xu acts like he is teasing a cat, he sways his phone and doesn’t let her to get it. “I came from far place, if I am deceived by a little kid, then Ge Ge will be very miserable.”

This time there’s a female voice stopping their conversation. That woman seems nervous “Hi, HI!”

Both of them look back.

She is Fu Zheng Chu’s Jie Jie (Older sister). This moment she is standing alone without Fu Zheng Chu.

That woman is not really tall but her body is skinny. Her facial features are fine. Her face is blushing red. She looks at Duan Jia Xu and takes out her phone out hurriedly. “Could you give me your contact information?”

The atmosphere turns subtle.

Duan Jia Xu just looks at her and says nothing.

It’s like he is silently rejecting her.

The woman’s expression turns unnatural and awkward.

Sang Zhi keeps on looking at both of them. She cannot see what Duan Jia Xu’s intention by staying silent. She doesn’t wait for his reply, she just suddenly raises up her head. She says astonishingly: “Jie Jie, my Ge has twenty nine girlfriends.”

Duan Jia Xu is shocked and looks at her.

“No need to be nervous, he might give it to you.” Sang Zhi doesn’t dare to look at Duan Jia Xu. She acts like she is sincere and friendly. “He will change his girlfriend everyday. This month he is lacking one, supposedly it’ll be you.”



5 Replies to “Secretly, Secretly; But Unable to Hide it (偷偷藏不住) by Zhu Yi (竹已)~ Chapter 5”

  1. Wawww…. What a lovely teenager she is.
    And of course a lovely story. Thank for translating it to english because I dont understand chinese. 🥰

    Liked by 4 people

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