Little Sweetheart - Chapter 3
Cute Little Sister’s A Hidden Bull
“Hi.” Gu Siyi smiled and greeted him warmly, “Brother Xia.”
She walked to Xia Zhijun’s table and handed over the fruit tea in her hand. “Do you want to drink it? I just bought it.”
Xia Zhijun raised his hand to take the cup, pulled out the stopper, and brought it to his mouth. He took a sip unhurriedly. Meanwhile, the boys raised their heads to look at Gu Siyi, and their eyes lit up. Then, they looked at him with an especially meaningful gaze.
“Brother Xia, so you still have such a beautiful sister?” Lu Jia Ye deliberately pinched his voice.
Su Han pulled a chair over from the next table and greeted, “Sister, sit.”
She had only wanted to say hello and give him a drink before she left.
Gu Siyi noticed that the cups on the table were empty. She smiled and said, “You guys continue playing. I’ll go buy some tea for everyone. What kind of flavor do you want?”
“Whatever.” Zhou Xiao was still busy on his phone without even giving her a second glance.
“Sister is so kind. I won’t pick either.” Lu Jia Ye gave her a charming look.
“Sister, it’s been hard on you.” Su Han chuckled.
Gu Siyi went to the cashier again to buy drinks for Xia Zhijun’s three friends.
Lu Jia Ye looked at Gu Siyi’s tall figure and bumped Xia Zhijun’s arm. “Ah Jun, who is she to you? Cousin? Sister?”
“This sister isn’t bad. She’s kind, sweet, and beautiful. She also has long legs.” Su Han teased.
“She’s the daughter of my parents’ friend.” Xia Zhijuan’s tone was indifferent.
He knew that Gu Siyi was going to transfer to his school and study with him. His mother repeatedly whispered in his ear, “You have to take good care of sister Siyi. It’s not easy for her to go to school alone. She’s still a delicate girl. Don’t let the bad boys in the school bully her. If it weren’t for Siyi’s father, your father and I wouldn’t have been together, and you wouldn’t have been born. You have to thank them for Mommy.”
In short, all her words came together into one sentence: Take good care of Gu Siyi. On that thought, she came back with three cups held tightly in her arms.
She didn’t know what everyone’s tastes were. So, she bought the fruit tea, which was sweet but not greasy. She handed them one by one and the boys smiled and thanked her.
“Let’s play together?” Su Han issued an invitation.
“I don’t play games.” Gu Siyi shook her head.
Before the beginning of the new semester, she had repeatedly requested her mother to uninstall the game on her phone and set up strict controls. She would never play games during school. Although she was a failure, she also understood how her parents hoped for their daughter to become a phoenix. So, she started by giving the game up.
After that, the boys didn’t play anymore. It wouldn’t be polite to leave someone hanging while drinking the drinks that they had brought over.
“Sister, which class are you in?” Lu Jia Ye asked.
“My name is Gu Siyi, Senior Class 16.”
“Wow, let’s work together sometime. My name is Lu Jia Ye.”
After Lu Jia Ye introduced himself, he didn’t forget to introduce Zhou Xiao, who didn’t like to speak. “This person is known as Jianghu’s calm brother. If he can’t calm down, someone will be in trouble.”
Zhou Xiao rolled his eyes at him and said to Gu Siyi, “My name is Zhou Xiao. Sister Gu, don’t listen to Lu Jia Ye’s nonsense.”
“I’m Su Han. My mother’s surname is Su, and my father’s surname is Han. They called me Su Han just to save the trouble.”
Gu Siyi nodded at them awkwardly and smiled to make up for it.
Xia Zhijun lazily leaned against the chair and drank his tea. He didn’t show the enthusiasm of his acquaintances but instead looked like a person who was lost in his thoughts.
Gu Siyi said, “I’m from City B. I studied in junior high school.”
Lu Jia Ye nodded repeatedly. “Oh, no wonder. I can’t forget such a beautiful girl in our school. From now on, you will be my sister here, and we brothers will protect you. Not only Brother Xia, but also Brother Lu, Brother Su, and Brother Zhou. Brother’s army is going to escort you.”
She almost laughed and forced herself to hold back.
“My name is Gu Siyi. No need to call me sister.”
“Oh, sister Si Yi~” Lu Jia Ye dragged his tone as if he was a playboy in a TV show.
Zhou Xiao said with a look of disgust, “Lu Jia Ye, your existence has lowered our overall level.”
“I am willing to fight you for three days…” Lu Jia Ye acted as if he was going to fight Zhou Xiao. Zhou Xiao calmly avoided him.
Xia Zhijun stood up and said, “Let’s go.” He was like a person giving orders. When he spoke, everyone stopped and prepared to leave.
Gu Siyi sat on a chair and watched the big shots obediently.
Xia Zhijun, who had walked a few steps, stopped and turned around. His gaze fell on her. “Going to play billiards. Coming?”
Gu Siyi’s face darkened, “But I don’t know much about it.”
“It doesn’t matter. Brother Lu will teach you.” Lu Jia Ye said enthusiastically and directly picked up all of her milk tea. “Let’s go, let’s go. Let’s play together. Otherwise, what else will you do? It will be too boring.”
Gu Siyi: I’m not bored at all.
But she couldn’t resist Lu Jia Ye’s enthusiasm. So, she could only leave with them.
The school was a boarding system. To enrich the students’ extracurricular life, a styled building was specially built. It was equipped with various activity centers, including the billiard room.
The pool room was huge, and other people were playing. Though, they were mainly boys.
When their group came in, the boys greeted them continuously along the way with a respectful attitude. Gu Siyi quietly followed the four of them, appearing obedient and shy.
The four of them were divided into two teams with Xia Zhijun and Zhou Xiao in one and Lu Jia Ye and Su Han in the other. Gu Siyi then had to choose one of them.
Lu Jia Ye strongly invited her, “Pick me! Pick me! Brother Lu, old driver, will take you to lie down and take you to fly.”
As a result, she ended up in a group with him and Su Han. His group ultimately kicked off the ball. He asked her to play. Afraid that she would be nervous, he comforted her, “Play however you want. It’s fine. Big Brother will help you down this river and mountain.”
Gu Siyi pursed her lips and smiled lightly. She picked up the club and walked to the middle. She bent down and raised her hand high.
Lu Jia Ye originally wanted to guide her and show her the standard posture. Thinking about it, he could ignore it. She could just play casually. Why be so serious?
With one stroke, she hit the cue ball. The sound of the collision was low. From the sound, one could tell that the strength was very stable. The ball rolled across the table and steadily entered the hole.
Su Han snapped his fingers. “Cool!”
Gu Siyi smiled modestly. “It’s just luck.”
She continued to hit and once again, the ball entered the hole.
Lu Jia Ye: Another coincidence?
Xia Zhijun leaned to the side and watched her play. He didn’t expect that besides basketball, she could also play billiards.
By the time half of the balls on the pool table had been scored by Gu Siyi, more and more people were watching.
There were no obstacles or fluctuations. The more she fought, the more steady she became. When she aimed at the billiard ball, her eyes were clear and steady.
“This girl’s eyelashes are so long. She looks like a doll. She’s very beautiful.”
“I don’t think I’ve seen her before. Is she a freshman in high school?”
“Her laughter is so sweet. She even has two dimples.”
“I wonder what her name is.”
Xia Zhijun could hear the voices of the boys beside him. He turned his head, gaze unfriendly. Noticing his glare, they immediately stopped discussing.
When the last shot entered the hole, applause erupted. The onlookers applauded Gu Siyi eagerly.
She looked at Lu Jia Ye and the others and stood still with her modest smile. “Haha, I think I’m just getting very lucky today.”
Lu Jia Ye, who had cracked such a big joke to help people beat up rivers and mountains: …
My son! Could this be explained by good luck? This cute little sister was a hidden bull!
He had originally wanted to show off his sister to everyone else. Instead, he was rebounded by Gu Siyi’s invisible pretense and was immersed in shock.
Xia Zhijun kicked off the second round. He took the club and walked to the middle of the board. He bent down and stretched out his arm to cushion the billiard table.
His fair skin was not weak at all. He even had strong muscles, smooth lines, and a sense of strength. Gu Siyi stood to the side and looked at him. With the billiard table as a reference, she realized that he had long legs.
In junior high school, she was the tallest among the girls in her class. Especially in the previous two years, she was even taller than many boys. She often felt as if she was looking at people from the top of a mountain. Now that she was with these four new classmates, she realized that she wasn’t as tall as she could swell.
Xia Zhijun went down with a stroke, and the balls on the table rolled around in a mess. Hearing the sound of thumping, the two balls entered the hole one after the other.
“Beautiful!” Gu Siyi couldn’t help but exclaim.
He changed positions and continued to score. She felt that his stroke was particularly beautiful. It seemed to be nonchalant, and every move was very casual. However, the scale of one lift and one bend was very accurate, revealing a restrained essence and spirit, like a cheetah that was ready to attack.
After scoring several goals in succession, Lu Jia Ye walked to Xia Zhijun’s side. The moment he stepped out of the pole, he suddenly poked his armpit. Xia Zhijun’s hand trembled and his strength became unsteady.
“Yeah!” Lu Jia Ye made a V shape with his hands and was elated.
“——” Gu Siyi had a funny look on her face. What kind of flirtatious operation was this?
Before Xia Zhijun got angry, he fled to the side at the speed of light. He picked up the pole and said, “It’s finally my turn to go on stage. After watching one personal show after another show, I can’t bear it!”
Gu Siyi pursed her lips into a smile. Since she couldn’t watch Xia Zhijun play anymore, she felt a little regretful.
Meanwhile, Xia Zhijun could not be bothered to deal with Lu Jia Ye. He simply leaned to the side and idly followed him. A student came over and handed him a bag of soft candy after being called to buy something for him. He tore open the bag and took out a piece. After putting it in his mouth, he slowly chewed it.
The young man leaned against the table with a backlight. Gu Siyi’s gaze inadvertently fell on him when she suddenly remembered a sentence. Moshang was like a jade, and the young master was unparalleled in the world. 1 People appreciate beauty, and his elegance was unparalleled, desired by one and all; His charm a notch above everyone else’s. 2 As for him, he was lazily eating the candy. Not only did he not look bad, but he also appeared especially adorable. She couldn’t help but take a few more glances at this cute guy.
Note: Hello, guys! I’m MamaGoose, PR for this chapter. Here’s a bit of trivia~
In ch2, there’s mention of Brain Platinum, right? It’s a health supplement used by old people and young students alike, to improve their brain function, similar to how almonds are said to help strengthen cognitive abilities. In fact, it’s a norm to bring Brain Platinum to various age groups instead of fruits when visiting them lol. 3 Let me add an excerpt from Legge’s translation of IRAS, C357: “…made of DHA. It improves the brain’s functions and is extremely good for the elderly. It promotes longevity and is anti-aging. It also slows down the effects of memory loss and diseases such as Alzheimer’s. It lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, widens blood vessels, and rejuvenates…” 4
Why are the mentions of sister/brother flirtatious? Much like the Korean ‘oppa’, gege can be used to refer to slightly older men, including romantic interests. The same goes for ‘meimei’ – little sister. When the intonation is off, and the other party is a stranger, it can automatically be classified to be a lecherous intent. Much like calling a woman ‘baby doll’ doesn’t actually mean she’s a baby.
Super season fruit spring – An infused tea with some fresh fruits, like strawberry, lemon, watermelon, lime. Very refreshing, sweet, a little bit sour – An ideal choice to beat off the summer heat.
And dang, they’re playing billiards in high school? How prestigious~ Didn’t skip the standard shoujo kya~kya~ for the ML school entrance either, bwahaha (￣y▽,￣)╭