Chapter 32: Shopping — Buy, buy, buy!
After she woken up in the hospital, Ye Zhen Zhen had not needed to worry about food or clothing. Thus, when she followed Ji Zhe Yan to A City’s largest shopping center, she suddenly realized that she had unexpectedly never bought a single article of clothing since she had woken up!
There was nothing she could do about it, as the one called Ye Zhen Zhen had a ginormous wardrobe filled with clothing for all seasons of the year. Every time she opened up the wardrobe, she felt as if she was strolling through a shopping mall.
“Dr. Ji, isn’t that Emperor Mo?!” Ye Zhen Zhen excitedly tugged on Ji Zhe Yan’s hand, her doe eyes shining brightly. Ji Zhe Yan was a bit stunned. If Mo Zhen was actually here, he would have been recognized, which meant armed police officers would have been dispatched as well.
His eyes followed to where Ye Zhen Zhen’s finger was pointing. Up ahead, there was a giant billboard set up in front of a clothing store. Several girls had stopped in front of it to take photos with the handsome man displayed on it.
Ye Zhen Zhen somewhat eagerly walked over to that clothing store. “Dr. Ji, let’s browse in here!”
Ji Zhe Yan: “…”
He really could not understand where the joy in taking photos in front of a billboard came from.
He stopped walking, and pulled back Ye Zhen Zhen—who was hurrying toward the direction of that Emperor Mo billboard. “That’s a men’s clothing store.” After saying this, he pulled a somewhat confused Ye Zhen Zhen by the collar to a store on the opposite side of the hall. “Women’s clothes are sold here.”
Ye Zhen Zhen was highly displeased at not being able to take a photo with Emperor Mo. Her feet remained rooted to the ground like tree roots, unwilling to move. Ji Zhe Yan was forced to stop as well, so he patted her head. “Emperor Mo is already married, Gou Dan’er.”
Ye Zhen Zhen: “…”
How long was this schtick going to be played with?!
Ji Zhe Yan glanced at Ye Zhen Zhen’s expression of great bitterness and deep hatred. He quirked his lips and tugged her over to the women’s clothing store across from them.
“Welcome!” A salesgirl at the doorway nearly ran into Ye Zhen Zhen as she greeted them with abnormal enthusiasm. This girl was wearing custom-made BUNNY clothing, which costed more than a hundred thousand yuan!
This kind of rich heiress had unexpectedly strolled into their specialty store! If she didn’t take the opportunity to extort conduct lots of business, how could she face herself?
Ye Zhen Zhen had already turned into a meat pie in her eyes.
Ye Zhen Zhen was astonished at this enthusiastic service manner from the salesgirl. Unexpectedly, this girl could market clothes eloquently to her while still finding time to quickly fetch Dr. Ji a cup of water!
Her service was simply too exceptional.
Once all of the priciest clothing articles were recommended to Ye Zhen Zhen, the salesgirl finally stopped, her voice having long become hoarse. She looked anxiously at the client, waiting for her to say that line: “I’ll take all of these.”
Somewhat apologetically, Ye Zhen Zhen handed the clothes back to her, saying, “I’ll come back to look again later.” She then dragged Ji Zhe Yan out.
She felt that life was lonely while happiness was temporary and short like snow, which melted in one’s hand.
Ji Zhe Yan tilted his head to glance at Ye Zhen Zhen who was walking beside him and asked, “Did you not like any of them?”
Ye Zhen Zhen blinked and replied, “Too expensive~ all of those dresses cost seventy to eighty thousand yuan in total; who lives such a well-off life nowadays?”
Ji Zhe Yan muffled a laugh and pulled her into a second store. “It doesn’t matter. Buy whatever you like; don’t worry about saving me money.”
Ye Zhen Zhen’s feminine heart instantly softened into a pile of goo. So, as it turned out, Dr. Ji also had this ultimate, instant-death skill—’Buy, buy, buy!’
Being penniless, however, she was continually reluctant to buy such expensive clothes. Although Dr. Ji had offered shelter to her, and even if they were a couple, she could not so boldly and forcefully spend so much of his money.
Not to mention, they weren’t even a couple.
Thinking about this, Ye Zhen Zhen deflated slightly. She had confessed her love so many times, but when would Dr. Ji finally respond to her?
“I’ll say this: these clothes suit you perfectly!” A salesperson’s voice dragged Ye Zhen Zhen’s thoughts back to reality. She glanced at herself in the mirror and felt that those words were correct. After leaving the changing room, Ye Zhen Zhen bounced impatiently in front of Ji Zhe Yan. “Dr. Ji, look, what do you think about this skirt?”
Ji Zhe Yan sized her up and said, “Mn, very good.”
Ye Zhen Zhen flattened her lips in dissatisfaction. “You’ve said this for every single item.”
Ji Zhe Yan couldn’t help but smile. “You’ll look pretty in anything.”
The salesperson muffled a laugh, puchi—, and whispered from behind Ye Zhen Zhen, “Your boyfriend’s mouth is really sweet!”
Although she had deliberately lowered her voice, Ji Zhe Yan still heard her. He stood there somewhat awkwardly, coughing drily before saying, “We’ll buy it.”
“I’ll help bag it up for you then!” The salesperson did not give Ye Zhen Zhen an opportunity to refute and immediately dashed toward the cash register.
Upon exiting the store, Ye Zhen Zhen looked at the four digit number on the receipt and whispered, “Dr. Ji, after I have money, I’ll definitely pay you back!”
Ji Zhe Yan stroked her head and remained silent.
After strolling for another half hour, Ye Zhen Zhen became somewhat tired. Ji Zhe Yan thus led her to a dessert parlor. Handing Ye Zhen Zhen a cup of freshly pressed fruit juice, Ji Zhe Yan then took a seat opposite her. “Do you need to buy anything else?”
Ye Zhen Zhen looked at the large and small bags by her feet and reddened slightly. “Some…undergarments.”
Ji Zhe Yan blanked out for a moment before also becoming embarrassed. “Oh… Ah.”
Ye Zhen Zhen suddenly felt like giggling upon seeing Ji Zhe Yan’s embarrassed appearance. She sipped at her cup of juice and then said to Ji Zhe Yan, “I saw a shop over there; you can wait while I go inside.” If Dr. Ji went inside with her, he would surely be redder than a thoroughly cooked shrimp roe.
“Mn…” Ji Zhe Yan drank his watermelon snow pear drink, his eyes looking down away from the person across from him.
Ye Zhen Zhen finished drinking her fruit juice and bounced off vivaciously to choose undergarments. After trying some on, she couldn’t help but sigh, lamenting how her and Ye Zhen Zhen’s sizes were unexpectedly identical as well. The clothes she had worn had fitted her exceptionally well, after all.
The female proprietor of this lingerie store was a pregnant woman, and when she sat down at the checkout counter to collect money, her belly stuck out. When Ye Zhen Zhen paid for the items, the female proprietor glanced at the doorway and then smiled ambiguously as she asked Ye Zhen Zhen, “Little lady, is that your boyfriend by the door?”
Ye Zhen Zhen also followed her gaze. Dr. Ji had came over at some unknown point and had been standing there with a couple of shopping bags in hand, waiting outside for her.
He stood with his back to the store.
Ye Zhen Zhen could not stop herself from blushing and nodded vaguely. The female proprietor sent her a teasing look. “You two are indeed shy. Just now, I invited him inside, and his face turned red all over.”
Ye Zhen Zhen: “…”
She…could imagine that.
Handing over the paid undergarments to Ye Zhen Zhen, the female proprietor winked meaningfully at her. “Your boyfriend is really handsome, tie him down quickly!” Having witnessed the strength of their embarrassment, this female proprietor knew for certain that they were still at the hand-holding stage.
Ye Zhen Zhen’s face turned bright red under the female proprietor’s passionate gaze. She suddenly felt that the bag of undergarments in her hand was scorching hot.
“Dr. Ji.” Ye Zhen Zhen called out to Ji Zhe Yan, who was pretending to observe the scenery. She smiled at him. “We bought everything, so we can leave!”
Ji Zhe Yan turned around then and looked down at her. “Okay.”
When they left the lingerie store, Ji Zhe Yan once again pulled Ye Zhen Zhen behind him and went upstairs, snaking through the food court while Ye Zhen Zhen continually emitted bubbles of happiness. When they passed through the bathing commodity area, Ye Zhen Zhen felt as if she were Columbus sighting the shores of America, for she had discovered a bottle of feminine body wash which had Emperor Mo as the spokesperson.
Since he could be a spokesperson for body wash, he must occasionally be a spokesperson for women’s clothes too.
She articulated these thoughts to Ji Zhe Yan, whose lips immediately quirked up upon hearing it. He imagined Mo Zhen wearing women’s clothes…there probably wasn’t a business that would dare to be so audacious.
When they emerged from the shopping center, it was already five o’clock. Ji Zhe Yan realized that he was more tired walking through the streets all afternoon than when he spent an afternoon performing surgery. The two ate their fill in a nearby Chinese restaurant, after which they returned to Ji Zhe Yan’s apartment building.
Ji Zhe Yan turned on the living room lamp and set the goods on the sofa. “Recharge your phone first; it should take a while to charge completely.”
“Okay.” Ye Zhen Zhen found an outlet to plug in her charger and phone. Once the screen brightened, she internally sighed sorrowfully. All these clothes and this phone…at the very least, Dr. Ji spent over ten thousand yuan today. This debt…how could she pay him back if she did not devote her life to him? Ying~ying~ying~
She turned around and looked at Ji Zhe Yan with a miserable expression on her face. “Dr. Ji, are you really not going to consider allowing me to devote my life to you?”
Ji Zhe Yan’s entire body froze. He then walked over and pulled her up from the floor. “Again, what nonsense are you saying?”
His tone held a trace of helplessness, but nevertheless, his adoration for her unconsciously seeped into his voice.
Ye Zhen Zhen took advantage of this moment to lean into his hold, asking, “Dr. Ji, where am I sleeping tonight?”
“The guest bedroom. Although it is normally unoccupied, I always clean it when cleaning the rest of the apartment, so it can be considered clean.” Ji Zhe Yan led her to said guest room as he spoke. “The bed is not as big as in the master bedroom, but since you’re sleeping alone, it’s enough. Wait here; I’ll find you a blanket.”
“Okay. Thank you, Dr. Ji.” Ye Zhen Zhen realized that ever since she met Dr. Ji, it seemed like she was incessantly thanking him. After sorting out all of today’s purchases, Ye Zhen Zhen went to wash up in the bathroom. When she came back out, she saw that a blanket had already been placed on the bed.
A warmth that had been nestling in her heart began bubbling up and flowing through the rest of her body in an instant. Ye Zhen Zhen lay down on the bed and hugged the bundle close to her chest, rubbing her face against it.
They had not bought blankets at the shopping center today, so this blanket was definitely one of Dr. Ji’s. Ye Zhen Zhen sniffed it and felt like she could smell Dr. Ji’s scent.
It was faint, but it still made her feel warm.
She crawled off the bed and opened the door cautiously to peek outside. The lamp in the living room was already turned off, and the door to Ji Zhe Yan’s bedroom was also tightly closed.
She stepped out and raised a hand to softly knock on his door. “Dr. Ji, are you asleep?”
Soft footfalls echoed from behind the door. Ji Zhe Yan then opened the door. “What’s the matter?”
Ye Zhen Zhen stood on tiptoes and looped her arms around Ji Zhe Yan’s neck, smacking a kiss onto his cheek. “Good night.”
I apologize for the delay today, posting even later QAQ