Ch 301: Daughter of the Republic VS Chinese Opera Singer (11.33)
“Major General Shi, I haven’t seen you for a long time, have you been well?” XunMi took her hand back and asked politely.
In fact, right now she was very vexed. The Male Lead’s favorability was stuck at 98, and for the life of her she couldn’t raise it.
She didn’t know how to fix it; she could only watch helplessly.
Shi HuaYi’s eyes dimmed. She was always like this. She would not get close to people other than Ziju BaiLin.
In the end, Ziju BaiLin who was lacking in virtue and ability was able to pursue his love. Why couldn’t he get her himself? He’d already asked himself this question countless times, but there was no answer.
“If I had met you first, would the person you liked have been me?” Though he tried to restrain himself, in the end he still asked.
XunMi was a little surprised. She really didn’t expect the Male Lead to say that. After getting over her shock, she quickly replied, “No,” she paused a moment, then continued, “If you had met Nian XunMi first, I do not know whether or not she would have fallen in love with you.” After all, I am not the original Nian XunMi. “But if it’s me, whether I met you before or after, the one I love, from beginning to end, can only be that one.”
Her heart was always only beating for her husband. No matter who he became, he was her one and only eternally in her heart.
Shi HuaYi smiled bitterly, but at the same time he felt relieved.
Although he didn’t quite understand the meaning of XunMi’s words, it did not prevent him from understanding her rejection.
He never thought that he would fall in love with such a person one day.
After hearing her say that she did not love him, he felt that she had still never changed, and it was still him who was moved like before.
There was nothing constant in this world. He never believed that there was anyone who would not face changes in their circumstances.
However, there was such a person, who even if everyone else felt that she had changed, you would still think of her the same.
This was her charm, a charm that belonged only to that person, a charm that drew people in, and made one unwilling to come out.
“Thank you for telling me. I understand. I wish you well.”
Extra words were not needed. It had never been a possibility between them.
[Host, the favorability has maxed out, la] BaoBao suddenly shouted out from the space.
XunMi couldn’t help but look at Shi HuaYi’s eyes. This development would make her think that this person had masochistic tendencies.
“Thank you. Amidst this sea of people, you will always find the one who really suits you.”
She walked over to the two people who had by now stopped fighting, said a few sentences, and then drew Ziju BaiLin away and left.
They left behind Gao FeiHu and Shi HuaYi who didn’t know what to think, and today’s meeting was finished with nothing having been accomplished.
After XunMi and Ziju BaiLin left, they made a detour to the Nian residence. These past few years, XunMi would still go look in on the Nian family.
However, their relationship had not been restored to its former state. To be exact, the person who had changed was only Du Shu.
“MeiMei, you’re here! Come in.” Nian ShuRong, who was preparing to go out, was very happy to see XunMi, and she quickly walked forward and took XunMi’s hand to bring her inside. “I’m telling you, if you hadn’t come during this time, you’d have missed DaGe’s happy occasion!”
Nian ShuRong walked with XunMi as she told her all that had happened recently, focusing on the matter between WenHao and a teacher from abroad.
So to say, Nian WenHao would be 26 this year. In modern times that was nothing, but here he was an old leftover man.
Now it wasn’t easy to meet someone that stirred his heart. Dealing with the other’s identity was hard enough, but it was also difficult to attract them.
Afterwards, one who couldn’t think of a way studied Ziju BaiLin’s method from that year, and immediately snatched a person home.
What a pity, that person was not good-tempered. During that period, the Nian family could be said to have chickens flying and dogs jumping, very lively.
As it happened, XunMi had gone to deliver military supplies, else she could have seen it too.
After quarrelling and fighting for two years, the two could be considered to have developed good feelings, and were preparing to get married at the end of the year.
At this time, Ziju BaiLin remembered that he still hadn’t gotten married to his wife yet.
In his mind he made plans to have Mu Cheng prepare when he got back, so that everyone would know that XunMi was his wife. That way, those flies wouldn’t come buzzing around. En, such a delightful decision.
As they entered the Nian family’s foyer, a woman wearing Yang Guifei’s palace costume was secretly shedding tears.
Every person from the Nian family was present, and amongst them a pretty woman with golden curly hair was particularly conspicuous.
When she saw the woman, both she and XunMi were astonished.
“Qearl.” “Kris.” They spoke at the same time.
“Why are you here?” Again, they asked this at the same time.
“Uh, this is my home.” XunMi explained with a smile.
“Yeah, but I haven’t seen you in more than a year. I asked a lot of people, but they all said they didn’t know who you were. I was disappointed, and wished I’d asked you your Chinese name.”
Kris ran up to XunMi quickly and took her hand, very excited.
She now spoke Chinese fluently, and her speedy speaking was only slightly out of tune.
XunMi didn’t expect to meet the original owner’s best friend from her time studying abroad, “I was not in Li Hua Province before.”
“Then I have found you now. You said you wanted to show me the beauty of the mountains and rivers of China. No take-backs.”
Kris yearned to see the ancient sceneries of China, but she never had time to come. Finally, with great difficulty she got her father sent here, so she had the opportunity to follow him.
XunMi raised her eyebrow and hooked her lips up in a bright smile: “Okay, but I think my elder brother is going to be jealous.”
Looking at her big brother’s face with an expression of ‘you are all teasing me,’ she felt particularly happy.
“Your Maaa~~~~~~jesty.” As the two were chatting, suddenly a voice that was sad but not piercing rang out, and it made the two pause and look over at the source.
XunMi’s eyes flickered and her smile faded.
However Kris didn’t have any qualms, and she immediately spat in anger: “Hey, why don’t you keep your voice down!”
She absolutely did not like this person, not to mention the fact that WenHao had told her a lot about this person, so naturally she liked her even less.
Nian Xue’er seemed to not to have heard Kris’s words, and she continued to sing.
Seeing Kris wanting to step forward, XunMi took her hand and shook her head slightly.
“Mom, Dad, Uncle, Aunt, DaGe.” Bypassing the Female Lead, she walked over to those people she called out to.
“Xiao Mi, you’re back just in time. Your older brother is going to get married. You should stay and join in.”
Nian BingRong quickly beckoned XunMi over. In his heart, she had always been his daughter.
XunMi took two steps forward, noticed Du Shu’s expressionless face and then paused.
She lowered her eyes to hide the emotions inside. In a moment, she adjusted her state of mind. “Of course, how can I miss such a big thing like DaGe getting married?”
She withdrew to an appropriate place, her face full of smiles and the emotions in the eyes were concealed. No one could perceive anything wrong.
Nian BingRong glanced at his wife, and with a sigh he said nothing more.
“XiaoMei, had I known the Qearl she spoke of was you, I would’ve had you come back quickly to settle this troublesome person.”
 Chickens flying and dogs jumping = in chaos
 Qearl? What kind of name is that? I don’t know, but it was written out that way. Kris, on the other hand, was Ke LiSi in characters, but since she’s foreign, pretty sure it’s the Chinese pronunciation of Kris. But like, how can you just introduce a new character at the end of the arc?
 As you may know, Chinese is a tonal language. I’m guessing she gets some of the tones wrong when she speaks.