Willingly Baited – Chapter 17

Translated by Novice Translations

Proofread by Nesryn

Chapter 17

  “Why did you take so long to come?” Zuo Qinghuan stood up and unsteadily walked to Qin Wanshu. She waited for Qin Wanshu for a long time, so she had some complaints and some imperceptible coquettishness, it was to the point that her heart was starting to panic.

  Qin Wanshu was a little speechless. She had no obligation to come, right? Zuo Qinghuan wasn’t one of her people. It was already good enough that she came, but Zuo Qinghuan still thought she came too late. 

  “Do you do this often?” Qin Wanshu frowned at her attitude and asked.

  She didn’t approve of Zuo Qinghuan’s attitude toward life. “Not often, it was only because I knew you were coming so I had a few more drinks. Anyway, you will send me back.” Zuo Qinghuan said with a flashy smile at Qin Wanshu.

  Why did Zuo Qinghuan feel that she would come back and take care of her? Qin Wanshu felt very uncomfortable. Zuo Qinghuan really is taking advantage of her remaining kindness. After calling her, she really forced her to go out in the middle of the night. This woman really is hateful.

  “Well, this time I’ll be a good person and send you back, but I will never do it again.” Qin Wanshu held Zuo Qinghuan, who was about to fall forward. The smell of alcohol covered Zuo Qinghuan’s entire body, which made Qin Wanshu’s brows crinkled more.

  ”En.” Zuo Qinghuan snorted, and her hand naturally grasped Qin Wanshu’s body. She buried her head in Qin Wanshu’s shoulder and leaned her body against Qin Wanshu.

  Her appearance of completely entrusting herself made Qin Wanshu sigh internally. Did Zuo Qinghuan really treat her like a Mary Sue? Qin Wanshu helped this big troublemaker into her car and helped put on her seatbelt. Then she slowly drove to the place where Zuo Qinghuan lived. Qin Wanshu’s house wasn’t close to Zuo Qinghuan’s house. She didn’t know what time she would arrive home and if she would be able to sleep tonight.

  Zuo Qinghuan sat in the front passenger seat. Because of the effect of alcohol and Qin Wanshu’s presence that inexplicably gave her a sense of security, she quickly fell asleep.

  When Qin Wanshu drove, she felt that the recent days were really incredible. She came to pick up the mistress in the middle of the night. For this mistress, why did she indulge her so much? Qin Wanshu turned to Zuo Qinghuan, who was sleeping soundly. When she was asleep, she was free from her superficial daytime mask. At this moment, Zuo Qinghuan looked so clean. She felt more comfortable when Zuo Qinghuan was asleep than when she was awake. This sight was more pleasing to the eye for Qin Wanshu. It was late at night, so it was still cool. She was afraid that Zuo Qinghuan would fall asleep, so Qin Wanshu took off her coat and covered her with it.

  Qin Wanshu returned her eyes back to the road and continued to concentrate on driving. Her mind drifted a bit. She didn’t know what to do. Before, she wanted to deal with this mistress and make this mistress disappear from her and her husband’s life. Now, that doesn’t feel right, instead, it felt a little cruel to this mistress. Perhaps, leaving Zuo Qinghuan alone wasn’t too bad. Naturally, she could avoid the responsibility that was originally her own.1GOSH!! THAT’S SO DARK!! Her responsibility as a wife is to have sex with the husband. So this makes it a good excuse as to why she won’t have sex with her husband now!! With this thought, she felt she was being unfair to Zuo Qinghuan. 

  ”We’re here.” Qin Wanshu gently shook Zuo Qinghuan’s body.

  Zuo Qinghuan opened her eyes in a daze and asked, “We’re here?”

  “Can you get up by yourself?” Qin Wanshu asked softly.

  Zuo Qinghuan shook her head. In fact, Zuo Qinghuan sobered up very quickly. As long as she slept for half an hour, she would be mostly sober, but she doesn’t want Qin Wanshu to leave.

  ”Then I’ll send you up.” Qin Wanshu had no choice but to be a good person until the end, sending Buddha to the west.2This phrase is a reference to a historical text. It’s a metaphor for doing good things until the end. Since she already helped others, she has to stick through to it until the end. It’s useless to give up halfway.

  “I’ll go pour you a glass of water. After you drink, go to sleep so your head won’t be so painful when you wake up.” Qin Wanshu went to the kitchen to get a glass of water. The water helps with flushing the alcohol out of the body, so this woman wouldn’t have a headache tomorrow.

  Zuo Qinghuan watched Qin Wanshu go to the kitchen. She felt that Qin Wanshu really took good care of her. Was it because she lacked maternal love since she was a child, that’s why she was fond of Qin Wanshu and really wanted to stick with her? Zuo Qinghuan had never taken the initiative to approach anyone. She was wary of people, but for the first time, she made an excuse to get close to Qin Wanshu again and again. Zuo Qinghuan also felt that Qin Wanshu coming for her wasn’t something she would have done either. 

  ”What are you thinking about?” Qin Wanshu came in with a glass of water and saw Zuo Qinghuan sitting beside the bed in a daze and asked casually.

  ”Nothing.” Zuo Qinghuan replied.

  ”Drink the water and get some sleep. It’s time for me to go.” Qin Wanshu handed the water to Zuo Qinghuan.

  Zuo Qinghuan grabbed Qin Wanshu’s hand and prevented Qin Wanshu from leaving.

  “It’s late, don’t go back. Go back tomorrow morning, it’s not like you can’t sleep here.” Zuo Qinghuan held Qin Wanshu’s hand tightly, it’s already so late.

  Qin Wanshu hesitated. This place is the house Han Shibin bought to hide his mistress. It feels awkward to stay here.

  ”Will you stay?” Zuo Qinghuan gently shook Qin Wanshu’s hand and asked coquettishly.

  Qin Wanshu felt that this situation was ambiguous. Although Zuo Qinghuan was acting like a spoiled little girl to her mother, it was really difficult for Qin Wanshu to adapt to this behavior due to her status as a mistress.

  ”But…” Qin Wanshu was still hesitating.

  ”So, it’s decided, I’ll get your pajamas.” Zuo Qinghuan immediately got up and went to the closet to get a pair of pajamas and handed it to Qin Wanshu.

  Qin Wanshu looked at the pajamas handed to her and felt that Zuo Qinghuan was trying to drive a duck onto a perch.3Idiom that means to push somebody to do something way beyond their ability. It’s nothing much since it’s already really late. So, she will sleep over for one night. Anyway, it’s not like Han Shibin will return tomorrow morning anyways.

  “Do you want to take a bath?” Zuo Qinghuan asked eagerly like a very hospitable host. It seems that she was completely sober from the wine, but her face was still a little flushed.

  “I already had a bath.” Although Qin Wanshu liked to be clean, she didn’t have OCD. So, she didn’t have the need to wash again. The most important thing to Qin Wanshu was that she would feel uncomfortable taking a bath at someone else’s house.

  “Then you go to bed first, I’ll go take a shower.” Zuo Qinghuan felt that the smell of alcohol on her body was stinky.

  ”En.” Qin Wanshu changed into Zuo Qinghuan’s pajamas while she went to take a bath. She couldn’t see why Zuo Qinghuan liked pink.4She didn’t think ZQ was the type to like pink or understand why she did

  Qin Wanshu discovered last time that there was no living room and only one bedroom. She felt really inexplicable that her husband and this woman rolled together on this bed, and she would be sleeping on this same bed tonight.

   Zuo Qinghuan came out and saw that Qin Wanshu had changed into her pajamas and was sitting on the bedside. Zuo Qinghuan knew that she was probably uncomfortable.

  “As soon as Han Shibin leaves, I change out the sheets and quilts with a brand-new one.” Zuo Qinghuan wiped her wet long hair with a towel and explained to Qin Wanshu.

  ”Oh.” Qin Wanshu replied, not interested in knowing this.

  “Can you help me blow dry my hair?” Zuo Qinghuan held the hair dryer and asked Qin Wanshu with the same tone as before.

  Qin Wanshu didn’t refuse. She took the hair dryer and helped Zuo Qinghuan blow dry her hair. Zuo Qinghuan’s hair was longer than her own, and her hair quality was very good. It fell straight to her waist and was very feminine. Truthfully, this mistress is pretty good-looking.

  In the meantime, Zuo Qinghuan narrowed her eyes and enjoyed Qin Wanshu’s service. This woman is really gentle and more delicate than men. She had never felt so comfortable when she was with Han Shibin.

  “Done.” After Qin Wanshu helped Zuo Qinghuan blow dry her hair, she returned the hair dryer to Zuo Qinghuan.

  ”Let’s sleep.” Zuo Qinghuan lifted the quilt and motioned for Qin Wanshu to get under.

  Qin Wanshu just lifted the quilt and laid down along with Zuo Qinghuan. Qin Wanshu was lying flat on her back. Zuo Qinghuan supported her head up and looked at Qin Wanshu’s face.

  “Your facial features are so exquisite, your nose is really beautiful. You really can’t find a single flaw when you look at it so closely…” Zuo Qinghuan sighed sincerely.

  Qin Wanshu was uncomfortable being stared at by Zuo Qinghuan, “Aren’t you sleepy?” Qin Wanshu asked.

  “Not sleepy. I just slept in the car just now. If you’re sleepy, go to sleep.” Zuo Qinghuan was in good spirits after drinking.

  Qin Wanshu was speechless. How can I fall asleep when you keep staring like that?

  “May I touch your face?” Zuo Qinghuan asked Qin Wanshu, who had her eyes closed.

  ”No.” Qin Wanshu refused to be touched.

  “Okay, I won’t disturb you. I’ll go to sleep too.” Zuo Qinghuan also laid down but on her side. Now she learned to be obedient. So, instead of asking Qin Wanshu, she directly hugged Qin Wanshu and placed her hand on Qin Wanshu’s abdomen. If she didn’t eat Qin Wanshu’s tofu right now, then how long does she have to wait for?

  Qin Wanshu opened her eyes and looked at Zuo Qinghuan, who was still staring at her side profile, and frowned slightly.


Author’s Notes:

I’m so sleepy, I finally finished this chapter…

Readers aren’t allowed to be tyrannical. I always work hard every day…


Novi’s Notes: A reader, Funz, is the first reader to contact me with a short yuri recommendation. Sometime in November I should release an entire completed short yuri story again. It’s the gentle owner of a milk tea shop x CEO big boss. Big boss obeys the “little boss” of the tea shop.

For those of you that’s curious, there’s some smut scene in Willingly Baited, I believe the “hottest” one is around chapter 60ish.

This is this week’s chapter update! There won’t be any “bonus” chapters update since I’ll be busy these next three weeks.

This Post Has 5 Comments

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    radioclod

    ZQ sneaking in some cuddles while she can still blame the alcohol: nice

    QW unknowingly starting to bend: NICE

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    Moomoo

    ^^ ZQ really knows how to play the game. Thanks for the chapter!

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    Funz

    Yay! A new yuri to look forwards to soon~
    I’m so glad that I decided to recommend it to you! Thank you!

    Now, since I decided to comment already, I just wanna say that I really like this novel. I always wanted to read a novel with this exact premise~
    Your translations are real good!

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      Novi

      Thanks alot for the praises and for the recommendation ^^
      You’ve been a reader for so long!! like almost a year now!

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    Chrúbarb

    Haha spoiler alert with the smut scene. I kid, but since the hottest is ch 60 that means there’s some before as well right? Honestly the thing I look forward to the most in this story is QW bending/realising she’s bent. Thanks for the chapter!

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