His tone is dull but Sang Zhi could notice a hint of teasing from his tone.
Sang Zhi isn’t sure whether he is joking or stating a fact. She touches the bottle of milk and seems to realize something. She asks him: “Ge Ge, you haven’t watched those two movies?”
Duan Jia Xu smiles: “I have watched <<Transformer>>.”
Indeed it’s true.
Indeed because of that, he could say those words.
Sang Zhi is quiet proud to know that he has something that he doesn’t know. Sang Zhi stands up and explains slowly to him. “Ru Hua is not a name of a movie, it’s a supporting role of Hong Kong movie, it’s called…..”
She says it and stops. She couldn’t think of that movie name. “It’s called, called…..”
Duan Jia Xu looks at how Sang Zhi thinks hard for the name of the movie. He cannot help but to love. “Ru Hua… this name sounds good.”
Sang Zhi is thinking of the name of the movie, she ignores him.
Duan Jia Xu doesn’t mind her ignorance and just continues: “He should be a very beautiful woman?”
This time Sang Zhi cannot pretend like she couldn’t hear it, she raises her head and wants to refute. The next movement. He is pondering and pinches her cheek. He answers: “Just like a Xiao Sang Zhi (Little Sang Zhi)?”
Sang Zhi: “………..”
Sang Zhi doesn’t dare to believe her ears. She also doesn’t dare to believe what she hears.
He unexpectedly said that she looks like Ru Hua.
She feels like she is struck by a lightning in a broad daylight!
Very quickly, Duan Jia Xu takes out his phone from his pocket and looks at the time. He looks around and points at the nearby convenience store. “Let’s go there to do the homework?”
Sang Zhi just stands there on the ground and says nothing.
Duan Jia Xu turns her head and drags his last syllable: “Em? Xiao Ru Hua, why aren’t you talking.”
Xiao RU HUA!
She is struck again by the lightning!!
Sang Zhi isn’t sure whether he is mocking or complimenting her. She is dejected and says unhappily: “Don’t call me that way. Ru Hua doesn’t look pretty.”
“Really?” Duan Jia Xu raises his eyebrows. “But the name sounds pretty.”
Hearing this, Sang Zhi looks at him. She is watching his expression carefully. She suddenly realizes something is wrong. He is pretending to be naive and stupid.
Sang Zhi looks at him without expression for several seconds. She just walks toward the convenience store.
This little kid has a quite bad temper.
Duan Jia Xu laughs for a while and follows her.
The convenience store is not small. Except selling various goods, there’re also machine of grilling sausage, breads, noodles. There are two empty tables near the refrigerator.
Sang Zhi sits down at the most inner place.
Duan Jia Xu sits down on the opposite of her and takes out her homework book out. “Do it now.”
Sang Zhi takes it and opens it.
The convenience store is quite and peaceful.
The cashier is playing with his phone so he doesn’t care about them.
Duan Jia Xu just holds his chin on his arm. “Xiao Hai, have you have your breakfast?”
Sang Zhi takes out her pen and doesn’t want to mind him. She just nods quietly.
Duan Jia Xu: “Do you want to eat anything?”
Sang Zhi shakes her head.
“Then Ge Ge go and buy breakfast?”
Sang Zhi nods.
Duan Jia Xu stands up and goes to the cashier.
Sang Zhi writes her homework and looks at Duan Jia Xu.
This moment he is standing on the shelves. His skin is very white. He has dark circles under his eyes, he looks like he has stayed up late night for a long period. Yet he still looks energetic.
Duan Jia Xu returns quickly to his seat after buying a sandwich.
Sang Zhi lowers her head and pretends then she doesn’t watch him.
Duan Jia Xu takes out a bottle of water from his backpack and a textbook. Then he unwraps the sandwich and bites it. He looks handsome while eating, he also has a good manner as he doesn’t make any sound during eating. He is eating slowly.
But that sandwich is finished in short time.
Sang Zhi moves her pen, she is completely unfocused.
She remembers that Sang Yan said they just finished the exams and moved into the dorm.
Now they should be in holiday period.
She listens from her parents that Sang Yan has attended a short semester so he doesn’t come back home.
Duan Jia Xu realizes that Sang Zhi is daydreaming, he knocks on the table and says: “Do your homework.”
Sang Zhi regains herself and nods.
The table is round and the space is not big. Their books are overlapping each other. Duan Jia Xi notices this and closes the book. He leans on the chair and just gives all the space for her.
After a while.
Duan Jia Xu notices the unopened bottle of milk on the table, he asks: “You don’t drink the milk?”
Sang Zhi looks at the milk and then Duan Jia Xu. She puts the bottle of milk inside her bag.
Looking at her action, Duan Jia Xu smiles: “How could you act like Ge Ge will snatch away your milk?”
Sang Zhi stays silent.
Duan Jia Xu jokes: “If you don’t want it, then let Ge Ge have it?”
Sang Zhi turns her head away and pulls her zipper of the bag quickly and alertedly.
“This kid how could you have this bad temper.” Duan Jia Xu sits down lazily. His face looks giddy. “Ge Ge just jokes around with you okay? How could you not talk with me again?”
This time Sang Zhi just stays quiet.
Duan Jia Xu isn’t offended, he just says lightly: “You little kid has no kindness.”
Sang Zhi couldn’t control her emotion, she says awkwardly: “I’m doing my homework.”
Duan Jia Xu looks at her book, she has written down half of it. He says lazily: “Okay, then do it.”
Once he says it, Sang Zhi turns to not minded his words too much. When she realizes that she will finish the homework soon, she pretends to be casual. She asks: “Ge Ge, aren’t you on holiday?”
“Oh, your family is nearby?”
Sang Zhi thinks again and makes a guess: “Then will you go home for summer holiday?”
“No, why are you so curious for my matter?” Duan Jia Xu points at her book and says lightly: “Hurry up finish it, finish it then go to school.”
07:15 a.m, Sang Zhi finishes her homework.
She tidies up her things and puts on her backpack. She follows Duan Jia Xu out of the convenience store.
It’s still early so Duan Jia Xu sends her to the school.
She somehow doesn’t want to leave her. Sang Zhi is unhurried. She says goodbye to him and turns her body to walk inside the school.
Suddenly Duan Jia Xu calls after her like he remembers something. He takes out a folded paper from his pocket and passes to her. “Oh right, Xiao Hai, I forget to tellyou.”
Sang Zhi takes it: “Ah?”
“Ge Ge peeked at your diary entry homework.” His tone sounds a bit apologetic. “So Ge Ge wrote something to compensate you.”
Because it’s still early, the classroom is a bit empty.
There’re twenty minutes left before the class starts. Most of her classmates will be come a bit later. Sang Zhi goes to her table and takes everything out from his backpack till it’s empty. She the stops and gropes the paper on her pocket.
She takes out the paper.
She opens it up and presses it down till it’s straight.
Indeed it’s an diary entry, it seems he is imitating her handwriting.
Small, nimble, beautiful.
The title is <<Helping Ge Ge Moving In The Dorm>>
The content is very serious. He wrote it in detail and great flow. She flips it and there’re words behind. : Isn’t used.”
Sang Zhi is imagining things.
She imagines that during late night. When the light was dim, he was sitting on his table and writing this.
Her heartbeat and breath turn rapid. Then her heart feels sweet.
Sang Zhi looks at the writing once more and cannot help but to smile. Then she folds the paper again, she puts it cautiously inside her bag.
This time Yan Zhen Ru comes inside the classroom, she greets Sang Zhi.
“Yiii, how could be so happy today?”
Sang Zhi is startled and tries to control her smile.
“Nothing, I am just remembering a joke.”
Yan Zhen Ru doesn’t ask about anything else. She examines her and notices a bottle of milk on Sang Zhi’s table. She says puzzlingly: “Aren’t you allergic toward milk? Why did you buy this?”
Sang Zhi turns silent and puts the bottle of milk inside her drawer. “I took it by accident.”
On the way home, Sang Zhi puts the bottle of milk inside the fridge.
She is afraid that Li Ping will see this.
She hesitates for a while. At last she hides it inside her own treasure box. The time she is thinking about him, she will take it out.
Day by day passes.
Though her school and the university so close that she only needs around five minutes to go there. She even can pretend to look for Sang Yan to meet that man. But she has no courage to do it.
She always feels something is wrong.
She is worried that she cannot hide it.
After half a month.
The first day of the summer vacation. The time Sang Zhi takes out that bottle of milk, Li Ping sees it. She thinks that Sang Zhi wants to eat the milk, Li Ping tells her to not drink it. She is worried that Sang Zhi will drink it so she wants to take it.
Sang Zhi doesn’t want to give it so she just throws away the milk and washes the bottle cleanly. She dries it too. Day by day she puts a folded star inside.
Then she also puts the homework that Duan Jia Xu did inside it.
The little bud grows big to a tall big tree.
She starts to hope that for a good progress.
She hopes that days can pass quickly.
She hopes that she can grow up quicker.
In the early August, because Sang Rong and Li Ping want to go to another city to join a friend’s wedding. There are only Sang Yan and Sang Zhi. Before departing, Li Ping tells Sang Yan a stack of orders. She asks him to take care of Mei Mei (Younger sister).
In addition, Sang Rong also threatens him a bit. So at last Sang Yan can only agree.
The first day of just both of them passes quite harmoniously.
Most of the time Sang Yan just lays down his bed and plays with his phone. Occasionally Sang Zhi will come over to his room to disturb him. He just barely able to deal with her. For the meal, he just orders various takeaways.
The first day passes.
The second day, Sang Yan has a friend that asking him out to play game.
Sang Yan doesn’t want to refuse so he just changes his clothes and goes out of his room.
This time Sang Zhi is in the living room and watching cartoon. Hearing noises, she looks over.
Sang Yan goes to change his shoes. “I’ll go out first. Stay at home and do your homework.”
Sang Zhi understands what is happening. “You want to go out and play?”
Sang Yan answers evasively: “Call me if you have troubles.”
Sang Zhi: “No.”
Sang Yan pauses and looks at her. He says: “You want to control me?”
Sang Zhi looks at the TV again and tears open a pocket of potato chips. “If later on a thief comes over, what should I do? I cannot beat him.”
“You just need to lock the door, no one will come.”
“Then what if I am hungry, I have no food to eat.”
Sang Yan is impatient, he looks at the pocket of potato chips on her hold. “There’re lot of snacks inside the snack cupboard, how could it’s not enough for you?”
Sang Zhi eats the potato chips: “I don’t want to eat snacks.”
Sang Yan looks at her: “Then what do you want to eat?”
Sang Zhi: “Anyway I don’t want to eat snacks.”
Sang Yan takes off his shoes with fury. “What do you want to eat? I will bring it home for you.”
Sang Zhi looks him and says as it should be by rights: “I haven’t thought about it.”
“Xiao Gui.” Sang Yan kneels down and pinches her cheeks forcefully. “The time I was your age, when Pa Ma were not home, I was not only cooking for myself, I even cooked for you.”
Sang Zhi’s cheeks are pinched so her words aren’t clear: “It’s not the same.”
“The time you was my age, you have no Ge Ge.” Sang Yan smiles like a foxy woman. “— but I have.”
His friends start to call him to rush him. Sang Yan has no interest to talk with her. “Now you have two choices. Either you want to tell me what do you want to eat now and I buy it for you, or you just stay at home and wait to die.”
Sang Zhi keeps on chewing. “I choose the latter one.”
Then Sang Zhi takes out her phone under her bottom and finds Sang Rong’s phone number. She looks at the screen and mutters: “Okay, I’ll tell Papa…..”
Sang Yan snorts: “As you wish, you can report me.”
He is lazy to mind her again, he goes to change his shoes again.
In two seconds, he hears Sang Zhi says: “Papa.”
Sang Yan wears his left shoe.
The time he hasn’t worn the right one. He hears Sang Zhi says seriouslY: “Ge Ge tells me to die.”
Sang Yan: “……..”
6 Replies to “Secretly, Secretly; But Unable to Hide it (偷偷藏不住) by Zhu Yi (竹已)~ Chapter 10”
Poor SY, he should have just cooked for her.
I really like these characters. Thank you for the translations!
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Oh God I’m going to die of laughter….. This novel is so very cute and amazing…
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So funny. Thank you for the translation.
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I love her relationship with her brother! That’s right, you have a big brother so you’re allowed to be spoiled by him haha
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This sister was a nightmare for any brother 🤣🤣🤣
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OMG..she is really a fox 😂😂😂😃😃😃😂. Poor Sang yan.
I also want a Ge ge, unfortunately i have to resign to a fate being a Jie jie. So i also need to take care of a Di di 😅.
I can feel you Sang yan.
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