Willingly Baited – Chapter 9

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Chapter 9

  “I have no interest in it. Please don’t mention it again,” Qin Wanshu said solemnly. This kind of thing wasn’t worth mentioning again and again. Mentioning it repeatedly meant harboring unfathomable motives.

  Zuo Qinghuan looked at Qin Wanshu, who seemed very serious, and realized she went overboard. Qin Wanshu had only met her three times. Although her attitude towards her was much better than a stranger— better than a person who had only been met three times, even⁠— she still wasn’t familiar enough to discuss this sort of thing. Zuo Qinghuan knew that excessive impertinence would provoke resentment. Qin Wanshu wasn’t the same kind of person as her, so she couldn’t be too unscrupulous with her

  “Okay, I won’t mention it again. Do you hate me for this?” Zuo Qinghuan took Qin Wanshu’s hand, afraid of being hated, tentatively asking so she wouldn’t be disliked by Qin Wanshu.

  When Qin Wanshu saw Zuo Qinghuan’s cautious appearance, her face relaxed. Maybe it wasn’t Zuo Qinghuan being malicious, but her being sensitive.

  ”No.” Qin Wanshu shook her head lightly, but she was no longer in the mood to play the piano again. She quietly moved away from Zuo Qinghuan.

  ”That’s good.” Zuo Qinghuan smiled from the bottom of her heart. Her smile was very clean, which swept away Qin Wanshu’s vigilance towards her just now. Maybe there were two people in Zuo Qinghuan’s heart. One was a devil, while the other was an angel, Qin Wanshu thought distractedly.

  ”Do you still want to play?” Qin Wanshu asked. She always carried things through.

  ”No, I’m not interested in playing the piano. I just like to watch others play. Can I come and listen to you play the piano again?” Zuo Qinghuan looked at Qin Wanshu eagerly and asked, causing Qin Wanshu to be unable to refuse her.

  “Okay, you’re welcome at any time.” She regretted it as soon as she finished talking. Her intuition told her that she shouldn’t be too close to Zuo Qinghuan, but she wasn’t able to reject her. Qin Wanshu felt that she shouldn’t be a person who couldn’t tell others no. Perhaps it was Zuo Qinghuan’s face that was difficult to refuse, she thought, attributing the reason to Zuo Qinghuan’s appearance.

  “That’s very kind of you!” Zuo Qinghuan hugged Qin Wanshu happily. In fact, she was very happy and deliberately hugged Qin Wanshu. She felt that she actually didn’t dislike Qin Wanshu’s scent at all, and rather liked it instead. More importantly, she felt that Qin Wanshu wouldn’t act so calm when she hugged her. As expected, Qin Wanshu’s body stiffened slightly.

  Qin Wanshu’s body was slightly tense, but she didn’t think much of the hug, only guessing that Zuo Qinghuan was naturally passionate.

        Qin Wanshu didn’t really know Zuo Qinghuan. Zuo Qinghuan had absolutely nothing to do with the word “passionate.” She was hot on the outside, but cold on the inside. People thought she was easy to get along with based on her appearance, but in fact, she was selfish and unfriendly. She had no interests in others, so her only friend was Li Xin. Even Zuo Qinghuan didn’t know why she had infinite curiosity towards Qin Wanshu.  

  “Can I please borrow your cellphone?” Zuo Qinghuan suddenly asked.

  Qin Wanshu didn’t understand why Zuo Qinghuan suddenly wanted her phone, but she still handed it to Zuo Qinghuan.

  Zuo Qinghuan took Qin Wanshu’s cellphone, dialed her phone number, then saved it. Naturally, her real name couldn’t be used. If Han Shibin accidentally saw Qin Wanshu’s phone, she would be finished. Zuo Qinghuan thought about it and typed a pronoun that represented her, then returned the cellphone to Qin Wanshu.

  ”Little Fairy?” Qin Wanshu couldn’t help but smile, Little Fairy. Ironically, Zuo Qinghuan gave herself such a nickname. How could she consider herself a fairy? Although she looked a little like one, Qin Wanshu had long realized that Zuo Qinghuan wasn’t even close to being one after knowing her for this brief period of time.

  ”Although it’s a bit vulgar, isn’t it appropriate?” Zuo Qinghuan persuaded with the courage of her conviction.

  Qin Wanshu’s smile became even brighter. Since Zuo Qinghuan adopted the nickname “Little Fairy,” Qin Wanshu would ridicule the words “Little Fairy” in the future. Later, when they were together, Han Shibin accidentally saw the nickname on Qin Wanshu’s cellphone and asked who Little Fairy was. Qin Wanshu’s expression was really colorful then.

  ”Aren’t you curious about the nickname I gave you?” Zuo Qinghuan smiled and saved Qin Wanshu’s cellphone number. She had two phones. One was exclusively for Han Shibin, while the other was for people she knew like Li Xin.

  ”What is it?” Qin Wanshu was really intrigued by Zuo Qinghuan’s curiosity.

  ”I won’t tell you.” Zuo Qinghuan pretended to be mysterious to string along Qin Wanshu’s interest.

  ”So secretive?” Qin Wanshu jokingly asked. If was a nickname, then it was probably Zuo Qinghuan’s first impression of her. Qin Wanshu was really curious about what Zuo Qinghuan’s first impression of her was.

  ”I’ll tell you later.” Zuo Qinghuan thought of the nickname she gave Qin Wanshu and felt it was very appropriate. She was highly satisfied with it.

  Qin Wanshu didn’t ask any more questions. It wasn’t her style to be attentive to these types of things.

  Zuo Qinghuan felt that Qin Wanshu really wasn’t an ordinary person. She only had slight curiosity. If others don’t want to say, then she absolutely won’t ask. Isn’t this a good thing?

  At this moment, Qin Wanshu’s phone rang.

  ”Sorry, I need to take this call.” After Qin Wanshu finished her words, Zuo Qinghuan nodded. She then proceeded to go to the balcony to answer the phone.

  Zuo Qinghuan’s excellent eyesight saw the word “Shibin” on Qin Wanshu’s screen. It seemed that Mister Sugar Daddy was lovingly calling his wife. If the sugar daddy knew that his family’s little mistress was at home with his wife, I wonder what he would do and feel?

  ”Wife, what are you doing right now?” Han Shibin asked.

  ”I’m chatting with a new friend at home.”

  ”What friend?” Han Shibin asked curiously. There weren’t many friends his wife could bring home. Their social circle was the same, so many of their friends were mutual. This new friend aroused Han Shibin’s curiosity a little.

  ”She’s an interesting little sister,” Qin Wanshu said with a slight smile while talking about Zuo Qinghuan.

  ”Oh? Then when I return, you can introduce me to her.” Han Shibin felt a little relieved when he heard that she was a woman. Of course, he was very eager to be acquainted with his wife’s friends. He was the same as Qin Zheng in this aspect, wanting to purify the people around Qin Wanshu. This way, Qin Wanshu wouldn’t be surrounded by people from all walks of life. Instead, they were all upper class, having the same proud family background as them. In fact, Han Shibin didn’t like Qin Wanshu making new friends in his heart. He thought that Qin Wanshu didn’t pay enough attention to him to begin with, so he didn’t want other people stealing his wife’s focus. However, he only dared to be overbearing in his heart and didn’t show it.

  “En, the guest is still here. If you don’t have anything else to say, I’ll call you later tonight.” Qin Wanshu was a woman with strong etiquette. It was impolite to leave a guest alone to answer a call for too long.

  ”Okay.” Han Shibin felt a little disappointed inside. He always felt that the way Qin Wanshu treated him was lacking something, but couldn’t wrap his mind around what it was exactly. 

  Zuo Qinghuan shamelessly eavesdropped. Although she couldn’t hear Han Shibin’s words, from Qin Wanshu’s words, she could guess what they talked about.

  ”Your husband calling you lovingly?” Zuo Qinghuan asked, looking for gossip.

  ”En.” Qin Wanshu nodded.

  ”Really, what a blessed woman,” Zuo Qinghuan said enviously.

  ”Do you want to see the other rooms?” Qin Wanshu changed the topic with a faint smile.  

  “No, it’s getting late. It’s time for me to go back. I’ll come see them next time,” Zuo Qinghuan said. Zuo Qinghuan thought to herself secretly that she would come often in the future. Of course, I will come when Han Shibin is away.

  Qin Wanshu was reminded by Zuo Qinghuan that it was getting late, and time had passed quickly. Although Zuo Qinghuan made her feel different in comparison to the usual people around her, it was undeniable that it was a pleasant thing to get along with her. Perhaps she indulged her like she was a little girl.

This Post Has 7 Comments

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    Love it so far….

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    Thank you for the chapter

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    I miss this 😔

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    My brother: Why are you sad now?

    I: … You wouldn’t understand.

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      Novice TL Admin

      Are you sad about no updates?

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    Hmmmmm~ I wonder if I’ll like this one….

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      Hmm honestly out of all my GL this has the most potential and the most unique.
      This is a josei theme GL too so it’s geared towards a more mature audience who enjoyed realistic themes.

      Should be getting updates for this soon. Finishing backlog on white moonlight before I start on this.

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