T/N: Picking up a new project.
Purposely chose something set in the modern day, so it’ll be easier to translate.
Easy, light read without too much drama, and fairly realistic characters and setting.
Focus is on the MC/ML relationship, and a bit on the MC’s career.
Expect slower updates until existing projects – likely RLDRFH or TWE – are completed.
The autumn sky is blue and clear, without clouds.
In a bakery on the corner, the aroma is fragrant and the flow of people is endless.
Beside the workbench in the back kitchen, several figures in white chef overalls shuttled back and forth, and occasionally a few urging voices sounded.
“Is the chiffon ready”
“Where’s my raspberry jam”
“It’s all done.
The chiffon cake is on the first cabinet.
The raspberry jam arrived this morning, and is in the bottom of the refrigerator.”
The speaker is a tall and slender young man wearing a white chef’s hat.
A few traces of white flour streaked his handsome and sunny face, making people their temper after seeing the smile.
“Xiao Wen, thank you for your hard work.”
“It’s all right, it’s what I should do.”
As soon as he finished speaking, the door of the back kitchen was pushed open, and the deputy store manager came in anxiously.
“Xiao Wen, there are too many customers in the store, and the front is too busy.
Change your clothes and come out to help quickly.”
“Yes, deputy manager.”
The little girl at the cash register was not feeling well today.
She squatted listlessly under the counter and drank brown sugar water.
After comforting her with a few words, Wen Yuan started to help her cash register.
“Wen Yuan, you are too kind.
If you like girls, I will chase you and give birth to monkeys for you!”
Wen Yuan handed the packaged bread and desserts to the customers, and turned to look at her with a smile.
“A beautiful girl like you, do you still need to chase others There must be a lot of boys chasing you.”
The little girl pouted and pressed the thermos to her lower abdomen.
Her eyes were a bit complicated as she recalled something.
“Those dog men.
They are enthusiastic before chasing you.
As soon as they catch you, they change their attitudes and ignore you.
Those who are handsome are even worse, and should be tied up.
Your boyfriend is still better, handsome and smart…”
She found that Wen Yuan was unresponsive after speaking, and couldn’t help but look up at him.
Wen Yuan’s eyes were focused on a certain place in the store, and his expression was a little pale.
Following his line of sight, her eyes suddenly widened.
Isn’t this the school grass1 boyfriend she’s seen on Wen Yuan’s phone a few times But why is there a fair-skinned and beautiful goblin standing next to him, holding his hand
What a good guy.
She was just complimenting Wen Yuan’s boyfriend, but he turned around and cheated on him
The little girl looked at Wen Yuan anxiously.
Wen Yuan looked calm, but his heart had already turned upside down.
Half an hour ago, he sent a message to Zhou Yunqing and made an appointment to eat grilled fish at the grilled fish restaurant near T University’s south gate this evening.
The other party also responded with a meme emoji sticker.
Unexpectedly, half an hour later, the other party let him experience the cruelty of life.
In just a short few minutes, many clips of the two of them flashed through Wen Yuan’s mind.
They met in club activities in their freshman year, fell in love, and have been together for three years.
They have a stable relationship and almost never quarrel.
He couldn’t think of where the problem lay that led to them reaching this step today.
In front of the glass display window filled with all kinds of desserts, Yang Mo smiled and pointed at a round matcha cocoa cake in the display window with his thin white fingers.
“Yunqing, I want to eat this.
I heard online that this is the most popular item in the store.
Can you buy it for me”
Zhou Yunqing has never been interested in desserts.
Only Wen Yuan likes to focus on these sweet and greasy things, and he has always looked down on such a hobby.
He was in a trance for a few seconds before nodding.
“Okay, I’ll buy it for you.”
Turning his head, he was about to call the clerk when a figure in a staff uniform walked up to him.
“Guest, do you want this matcha cake”
Wen Yuan looked at Yang Mo as if he didn’t know him at all.
His eyes moved down, and he quickly looked at the “lover” in front of him.
He had a young and fresh face, with a small stature, red lips, and white teeth, and he had the temperament of a pampered, rich young master.
At first glance, he and Zhou Yunqing were a good match.
Yang Mo knew that Zhou Yunqing had a boyfriend, but he didn’t mind.
Zhou Yunqing would be his sooner or later.
With such an outstanding appearance and family background, so what if he is the school grass of T University Such a person still obediently bows down under his suit pants.
The fact that Zhou Yunqing had a boyfriend made him feel even more excited.
This kind of taboo-like feeling of cheating is not something everyone can experience.
“Xiao Yuan… you…”
Wen Yuan’s sudden appearance dumbfounded Zhou Yunqing completely.
He quickly shook off Yang Mo’s hand.
He remembered that Wen Yuan said that he was going to learn baking every Saturday.
He thought he was going to some cooking school, but he never thought that he was in the back kitchen of this Internet celebrity bakery.
And it just so happened that he bumped into him and Yang Mo!
When Yang Mo heard the name “Xiao Yuan”, he blinked and understood.
Although he has never seen Wen Yuan in person, he has heard of the name.
After all, the popularity of a boy who the school grass can fall in love with will not be too low.
He glanced at Wen Yuan’s uniform, guessing that he was some kind of poor student on a work-study program, and chuckled lightly.
“So you’re Wen Yuan.
I heard Yunqing talk about you.
Do you work here Can you wrap my cake first”
Wen Yuan glanced at the matcha cake in the window, and felt that the top of his head was greener than the matcha on the cake.
He said “um” without a smile, quickly wrapped the cake, and went to the front desk to check out.
Zhou Yunqing looked a little flustered and followed behind.
“Xiao Yuan, listen to me, in fact I…”
Yang Mo was surprised at his actions.
“Wen Yuan, why did you pay for it yourself Isn’t it better to let Yunqing pay”
Make him pay what damn bill! Wen Yuan winked with the little girl at the counter, took off his uniform, and walked out of the store with the matcha cake.
Zhou Yunqing followed behind, still trying to explain.
“Xiao Yuan, I really have nothing to do with him.
It’s all him wishful thinking and pestering me.
We have nothing-”
Wen Yuan turned around and looked at the familiar yet unfamiliar face in front of him, with countless emotions tumbling in his chest.
Seeing his reddish eyes, Zhuo Yunqing saw thought he was soft-hearted, and was about to grab his hand, when suddenly, something moist and dense smashed him in the face.
Patting the cake crumbs in his hand, Wen Yuan threw the packaging into the trash can with indifferent eyes.
“Let’s break up.”
Wen Yuan didn’t go back to the dormitory after leaving the bakery, and took a taxi back to the lakeside villa in the suburbs.
There were dozens of missed calls from Zhou Yunqing on the phone, as well as text messages one after another.
The tone of voice changed from begging and defensive to hysterical.
[Xiao Yuan, we’ve been together for three years, do we have to break up over such a trivial matter]
[It was my fault, I’m sorry and apologize to you.
I will never make this kind of mistake again.
Can you forgive me]
[Xiao Yuan, you know that I’m looking for a job recently, and the pressure is too high.
Yang Mo’s uncle has an investment company… I’m also thinking about our future, can’t you understand me]
[You’re the only one in my eyes.
He is nothing to me.]
Wen Yuan sat on the wicker chair on the terrace, smoking a cigarette, as he flipped through the WeChat messages on his phone with an expressionless face.
After that scene earlier today, Zhou Yunqing in now a ridiculous clown jumping off a beam in his eyes.
Regardless of whether his words were true or false, he didn’t believe a word of it.
What kind of lard was he blinded by in the first place, to actually fall in love with such a superficial thing
Wen Yuan deleted all of Zhou Yunqing’s phone calls and WeChat, and went into the living room with bare feet.
He fell on the sofa in the living room.
He slept until noon the next day.
After waking up with aching temples, the phone on the coffee table was vibrating.
He glanced at the call, frowning from ear to ear.
“Mom, what’s the matter”
“Xiao Yuan, your dad had a heart attack and is in the hospital.
Come here quickly!”
Wen Yuan woke up in no time.
The sadness from breaking up was wiped out as he hurriedly called the driver to come over.
On the way, he realized that there was a problem with his family’s business.
His father was a foreign trade exporter.
Before, he spent a lot of money to buy a batch of equipment and planned to export it to manufacturers in Europe and the United States.
Unexpectedly, the foreign policy from above suddenly tightened, and those foreign manufacturers regretted and refused to receive the goods and pay compensation. Now, piles of equipment are piled up at customs, the suppliers began to collect debts, and funds could not be returned.
Wen Yuan’s father was so anxious dealing with both sides, his heart was affected, and he collapsed in the office.
Before Wen Yuan stepped into the door of the ward, he heard his mom cry.
“I’ve told you that this is too risky, but you had to accept it… Look at things now…”
“If it’s really impossible, sell the property in the north…” Father Wen’s voice was weak.
“The funding gap is several hundred million.
Is selling those properties enough Even selling all the houses in the family is not enough!”
Wen Yuan walked in at this moment, pretending to be relaxed.
“Dad, are you okay From mom’s tone on the phone, I was worried things are particularly bad.”
“It’s not a big deal at all.” Wen’s father muttered and glanced at the infusion hanging above his head.
“It’s an old problem, I’ll be fine after lying down for two days.”
Ye Xia wiped the corners of her eyes, looked at Wen Yuan, and frowned slightly.
“Did you go out to drink Why do you smell like alcohol”
“I had dinner with my high school classmates yesterday.” Wen Yuan sat down beside the bed.
He picked up an apple in the fruit basket, and said with a smile: “Dad, do you want to eat apples I’ll cut one for you”
All three tacitly did not mention the company’s affairs.
When Father Wen saw his son’s face, the sadness in his heart faded a lot.
He was about to say to cut it into a little tiger shape when there was a knock on the door of the ward.
His secretary stood at the door with a folder in his hand, with a strange look.
Wen, there is an old gentleman surnamed Qi who wants to see you.”
“Qi…” Father Wen lay on the bed, and then suddenly remembered something.
His eyes suddenly lit up, and he grabbed his wife’s hand in disbelief.
“Uncle Qi, it must be my godfather! My godfather is here!”
Why didn’t he know that his father had a godfather Wen Yuan’s face was full of confusion, but Ye Xia seemed to understand her husband very well, holding his hand, and comforting him.
Don’t get excited.
Be careful your blood supply is insufficient again.”
“Xiao Yuan, go out first, let the old gentleman come in.”
Wen Yuan didn’t know anything.
When he left the ward, he saw a thin and tough old man standing in the corridor.
He was wearing a neat three-piece black suit, his silver sideburns were meticulously combed, and he was holding a golden nanmu cane.
His entire person was noble and majestic.
Seeing Wen Yuan, a smile appeared on the face covered with frost.
“Are you Xiao Yuan I hugged you when you were young.”
Wen Yuan had no impression of the old man in front of him, but he politely greeted him and watched him enter the ward.
Half an hour later, the ward door reopened.
The old man walked out, and when he looked at him again, his eyes were not as unfamiliar as before, but showed love and approval.
“Xiao Yuan, I’ll see you later.”
Wen Yuan didn’t know what his parents chatted with the old man about.
He walked in confused and found that the worries on his parents’ faces had dissipated a lot.
Instead, both of them looked at him with burning eyes, as if he was the company’s life-saving straw.
“Xiao Yuan…” Ye Xia coughed lightly, not knowing how to start.
“How are you and that boyfriend now”
“Broke up.” Wen Yuan said bluntly.1
As in most popular or handsome guy in the university