The Female Lead Has Disconnected for Eight Years - Chapter 7 Part 1 - Regarding Sleeping Arrangements
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
-小涣(xiǎo huàn) – Xiao Huan, referring to Yu Zi Huan
-李姐(lǐ jiě)- Sister Li, a staff of the mini-mart where Yu Zhi Le is working in
Yu Zi Huan was woken up when the milk pot fell, when Yu Zhi Le cried out as the boiling water splashed on the back of her hands, he grabbed a towel and rushed out.
Yu Zhi Le jumped to her feet in pain, but she was worried that she would wake Yu Zi Huan up, so she bit her right forefinger knuckle and did not dare to make a noise.
Yu Zi Huan glanced at the mess in the kitchen, walked past the eggs fallen on the floor, and steered Yu Zhi Le to the sink. He quickly pulled her forearm and put her left hand under the faucet to rinse.
After the emergency treatment, Yu Zi Huan supported Yu Zhi Le to sit on the sofa and tiptoed to get the medicine box. He found the burn ointment, sat on the edge of the sofa, lowered his head and carefully applied the ointment on the burn on the back of Yu Zhi Le’s hand.
Yu Zhi Le was very embarrassed. She had said several times that she could do it by herself, but Yu Zi Huan stubbornly grabbed onto her forearm.
After applying the ointment, Yu Zi Huan took a broom to clean the kitchen. Yu Zhi Le quickly leaned over and said, “Don’t throw those two hard-boiled eggs away. It can still be eaten.”
Yu Zi Huan calmly cleaned up the mess that Yu Zhi Le caused. He picked up the eggs, washed and put them on a plate, then brought them over. Seeing Yu Zhi Le’s intention to get up, he pushed her back to the sofa.
”We can’t just have an egg for breakfast. I’ll make some oats.” Yu Zhi Le wanted to get up, but Yu Zi Huan glared at her.
“Don’t move. If not, you’ll burn your other hand.“ Yu Zi Huan saw Yu Zhi Le sitting back, and his face became gentler. “I’ll cook it. Rest for a while.”
Yu Zhi Le looked at him sceptically and said, “Boil the water, then…”
Yu Zi Huan placed the egg on the coffee table, looked down at her and said, “I know how to cook eggs.”
Then, he turned around and went to the kitchen. Yu Zhi Le heard noises coming from the kitchen when he fetched water and turned on the stove. She thought about how intelligent he was, cooking shouldn’t be a problem. The scald on her hand wasn’t that painful after applying the ointment. Yu Zhi Le, who was so relaxed that she became sleepy again. She didn’t know when she fell asleep with her head leaned against the sofa.
When she woke up, Yu Zhi Le looked out of the window at the sun. In her heart, she thought, ‘Oh no’. The sun didn’t seem like the sun that rose in the morning. As expected, when she looked at the clock, it was around 10 o’clock.
She had to work at the supermarket today, she was way too late.
Yu Zhi Le looked at the almost dried oats and egg left on the tea table. Yu Zi Huan should have taken his breakfast already, but he didn’t wake her up when he saw her sleeping on the sofa.
“Why didn’t Xiao Huan wake me up?” She said as she stood up and prepared to change her clothes.
Yu Zi Huan came out of the bedroom when he heard her movements. He saw her clumsily tugging on her T-shirt with one hand. He knew what she was trying to do, and quickly spoke, “You seemed sleepy so I let you sleep a little more.”
Yu Zhi Le, who originally had her back facing towards him, stopped her action of changing her clothes, turned back and said, “But the supermarket…”
“I called Sister Li and applied for leave on your behalf. Even if you have gone, with the condition of your hand, it wouldn’t be convenient to work.”
Yu Zhi Le had already helped her ask for leave. She was a little relieved and thought that what Yu Zi Huan had said made sense. Moreover, she hardly had a rest for more than a month, so it was good to have a rare holiday.
It was just that, she didn’t know whether or not her salary would be deducted because she took a leave.
Thinking of this, Yu Zhi Le couldn’t calm herself.
“You…” Yu Zi Huan saw that Yu Zhi Le sat down on the sofa sullenly. He went towards her and sat beside her, “In the morning, why…”
Although Yu Zi Huan was vague about his words, Yu Zhi Le understood what he wanted to ask, why she would make such a simple mistake as boiling eggs.
“I didn’t sleep well last night, so I didn’t hold it properly. It’s nothing.”
Yu Zi Huan nodded his head and took a glimpse of the living room. The glimmer in his eyes darkened and was concealed by his eyelashes. He thought of the reason, “Is it because it’s too hot to sleep?”
Yu Zhi Le, who was seen through, was slightly surprised. So, Yu Zi Huan knew he had guessed it correctly, “At night, place the fan on your side.”
Yu Zhi Le repeatedly waved her hand, “No, I can make do with it. Besides, if you don’t have a fan, you won’t be able to sleep.”
Yu Zi Huan looked at her intently and remained silent. Yu Zhi Le knew that he was being stubborn again. She was about to add a few words to express that she was alright and could withstand the high temperature. However, she heard Yu Zi Huan say, “Why don’t you sleep in my room at night.”
Then, he will sleep in the living room? What’s the difference between this and the previous option?
“But then, you wouldn’t be able to get fanned by the fan.” Yu Zhi Le didn’t understand and stared at Yu Zi Huan foolishly.
Yu Zi Huan’s speechless expression made her feel like she had said something stupid. He was silent for a few seconds and explained, “I meant that you and I are sleeping in my room.”
This made Yu Zhi Le very surprised. From the day she met Yu Zi Huan, she found that the guy treated personal space and privacy with importance, so she also avoided him and drew a clear line with him. She never entered his bedroom without permission and tried to avoid physical contact. Unexpectedly, he offered to let her sleep in his bedroom this time.
“You aren’t willing?” Yu Zi Huan saw that Yu Zhi Le didn’t react and his face turned solemn.
“No, no, no, of course I am willing.” Yu Zhi Le just thought she could sleep on the floor with a fan.
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