The Female Lead Has Disconnected for Eight Years - Chapter 6 Part 2 - The So-Called "Manner of a Senior"
Translated by: Jellylynn
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Names mentioned in this chapter (which can also be found in the glossary):
-俞知乐(yú zhī lè)- Yu Zhi Le, the female protagonist.
-余子涣(yú zǐ huàn)- Yu Zi Huan, the male lead
When they returned home, Yu Zi Huan went to take a shower first. Yu Zhi Le sat cross-legged in front of the table with a small notebook to keep accounts.
The daily expenses for both of them were water and electricity expenses, as well as the grocery expenses. She had paid Yu Zi Huan for the rent, but she was worried that she had no money to buy groceries. In the end, the next day he returned it to her the next day in its original state, saying that it was money for food.
Their income mainly came from Yu Zhi Le’s monthly salary. Her cashier’s salary was estimated to be about 12,000 yuan. In addition, in theory, Yu Zi Huan’s aunt would give him 400 yuan of living expenses every month. But in actuality, the money often came late. And then it would be sent under the reasoning of “dragging out for a month, one month less to give money for”. It was already pretty good that Yu Zi Huan could get it once every three month.
“Your aunt is too unreliable. How did you live before? Can you sue her for her actions when she is your guardian?” Yu Zhi Le was shocked when she first learned about this situation. It was hard to imagine living on 400 yuan for a month. No wonder he could only eat instant noodles every day.
“When my maternal grandmother was still alive, she helped me save a sum of money.” Yu Zi Huan was not angry. He never had any expectations for his aunt. The so-called “aunt” was just an address for him, he scarcely met her.
The money his grandmother saved for him was the tuition fees for high school and college. But after his grandmother passed away a year ago, there were no other relatives on his mother’s side, and the relatives on his father’s side didn’t really want him. Finally, he was adopted reluctantly by his father’s sister. Although he got good grades, it was also clear that after the end of his compulsory education, he wouldn’t have the chance to continue studying. He did think of working to support himself, but since he looked like a child, no one dared to hire him. So using the money that was set aside for his tuition fees as the living expenses was his only choice.
Who would have thought that he could actually consider whether he would go to the top high school or the second-best high school in S City?
The bathroom door opened, and a stream of heat rushed out. Yu Zi Huan’s face was steaming red after he came out of the bath. There was a tint of redness on his delicate fair skin. The old cotton T-shirt and trousers wrapped his thin body. It swayed as he grabbed the towel hanging on his neck with his right hand to dry his hair. He walked to the living room with his slippers. Like a dog, he shook his half-dried short hair. He was about to tell Yu Zhi Le to take a bath, but he heard a ‘pa’ sound.
Yu Zhi Le stared at the account book on the tea table, and suddenly gave a slap to herself. She showed a disgusted expression and scolded at the same time, “Useless.”
”As soon as she looked up, she saw Yu Zi Huan. They were both stunned. Yu Zhi Le first regained consciousness and pointed to the bathroom. “You can wash now.”
Then he pushed open the door of the side bedroom and went in, as if he didn’t see Yu Zhi Le’s strange behavior.
Yu Zhi Le had originally thought it was humiliating. Fortunately, Yu Zi Huan didn’t ask. Otherwise, she might be able to slam dead on her head on the coffee table.
Closing the door, Yu Zi Huan leaned on the door and couldn’t control himself from laughing. He had long found Yu Zhi Le’s inner play quite dramatic, and he had long been used to her talking to herself.
He turned around and raised his hand to his head. Then he compared it with the door panel, only to find that the black line that he had drawn in the past two days was pasted on his palms and there was no sign of growth.
Yu Zi Huan’s corner of the mouth suddenly dropped, and the curve of his lips returned to a straight line.
It couldn’t be that he really couldn’t grow taller anymore.
Outside, Yu Zhi Le was still staring at the account book. She just checked her accounts, one by one scanned the items before the figures and suddenly found that they were not right.
There seemed to be something missing.
As she contemplated, there were no such expenses for sanitary pads.
Yu Zhi Le was astounded.
Her period had always been accurate, and there would always be some symptoms of having low back pain a few days before her period arrived. Therefore as long as she made sure to prepare when there were symptoms, she wouldn’t have to keep track of the dates.
However, ever since she time traveled back to 2005, she no longer seemed to have any lower back soreness. Therefore, she had been ignoring the problem. And counting the dates, she had been here for more than a month, and had already passed the time that her period should come. This was unbelievable for Yu Zhi Le, who always took pride in her health.
She stared blankly for a while. The first thought in her mind was it would be best that her period didn’t come as often, so that she could save money. Her sanitary pads for seven days a month was also a big expense.
When she snapped out of it, she gave herself a slap for having this stupid and extreme idea, but who would have thought that Yu Zi Huan would witnessed it.
Her dignity in front of the younger generation.
It seemed that there had never been such a thing.
Yu Zhi Le, who soon recovered, turned to think about why her period did not come. It couldn’t be that she was pregnant?
Just kidding, was she going to give birth to Jesus? It should be endocrine disorder, but her life routine had been quite normal. Her three meals were also a combination of meat and vegetable. It was quite nutritious. She would also often accompany Yu Zi Huan to play basketball, take a walk, and exercise. It was much healthier than her college days of lazing around in her dormitory when she was free. So how could it be irregular?
The option to go to the hospital was immediately rejected by Yu Zhi Le. It was not that she was poor but it was the fact that she had no identity card and couldn’t see a doctor. At present, there were no symptoms of discomfort. If it started to get worse, she could consult an old chinese medicine doctor.
After making up her mind, Yu Zhi Le grabbed her pajamas and took a shower. She couldn’t sleep at all, due to it being hot on the sofa.
There was no air conditioner installed in the house. The only fan was in Yu Zi Huan’s room. Although the windows in the living room were opened, the air was still not very circulated, and there was a clammy sense of stagnation. It was bearable in the beginning of summer vacation, but as the days have reached the hottest time period in summer, falling asleep at night was a challenge.
Curling her left leg, putting her right leg over her left knee, squinting at her restless toes, Yu Zhi Le fanned herself with her right hand for a while. A bit of air could be felt, yet it was not enough to fan away the heat in the room at all.
Being drenched and sticky by the sweat and had been in a half-awake state, Yu Zhi Le, who felt that she hadn’t slept a wink, was awakened at quarter past six by the alarm clock and the bright sun rays.
With two swollen eyes, she semi-consciously made her way to the kitchen to get ready to make breakfast for Yu Zi Huan.
She put the eggs in the milk pot, poured the water, turned on the fire and started cooking. While waiting, she went to wash her face and brushed her teeth.
Her head kept nodding as she brushed her teeth. By the time she regained consciousness, it had already exceeded the time of boiling the eggs. Yu Zhi Le put down her toothbrush and rushed to the kitchen. She quickly turned off the fire and picked up the milk pot. But her hands trembled.
With a bang, the milk pot tipped over with the boiled water and eggs.
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