Chapter 51: Setting Out on a Journey — You can’t wear so little during the summer!
When Ji Zhe Yan returned home, Ye Zhen Zhen had already made dinner.
“Veggie salad, dried shrimp soup with winter melon, tomato eggs, shredded potato with green pepper, mung bean pumpkin soup…the overall nutrition is actually quite balanced.” Ji Zhe Yan sat down at the table and glanced up at her.
Ye Zhen Zhen puffed out her chest and proudly declared, “I made it according to the 《Three Balanced Meals Comprehensive Guide》.”
“Oh, then does the 《Three Balanced Meals Comprehensive Guide》 mention that it’s not suitable to eat so much during dinner?”
“Then just eat the green pepper.” Ye Zhen Zhen thinned her lips as she took a seat across from him.
Ji Zhe Yan smiled and picked up his chopsticks, tasting a bit of the shredded potato. “Although the knife work is still stuck at a kindergarten level, the flavor has already officially stepped up to the elementary stage.”
Ye Zhen Zhen: “…”
Next time, she really really wouldn’t cook him anything! If she did it again, she would be a puppy! 1
“Gou Dan’er, you’re so obedient today. What did you do wrong?” Ji Zhe Yan set down his chopsticks, his mouth curving minutely.
Ye Zhen Zhen artificially twirled the end of her hair, shying away from his gaze. “It’s just…that…that…”
“OfficerZuoislettingmegotoDCitywithhim!” Ye Zhen Zhen rapidly rattled off this sentence in order to try to get away with it.
Ji Zhe Yan, however, heard every single word clearly.
He was silent for a moment before smiling slightly at Ye Zhen Zhen. “Mn, D City is indeed a pretty good tourist destination.”
“No! We’re certainly not going for tourism! We’re going for research!” Look at my honest eyes!
Ji Zhe Yan pursed his lips and asked, “Just you two?”
“Haha, their chief is really stingy and only allocated this much funding…”
“For how long?”
“…Three to five days.”
“Three to five days?”
Ji Zhe Yan’s eyes darkened. He did not speak further. The dining room was silent for a moment before Ye Zhen Zhen swallowed and nervously looked at him. “If you don’t approve, I won’t go.”
“No need.” Ji Zhe Yan glanced at her. “Returning to a familiar place might help you regain your memory.”
Ye Zhen Zhen was a bit moved. Naturally, if Dr. Ji did not say this with an expressionless face, she would be even more moved.”
That entire night, Ji Zhe Yan’s face seemed to have the word ‘unhappy’ written on it. Ye Zhen Zhen also did not dare provoke him. After she washed up, however, she couldn’t help but run to his room to glance inside.
Ji Zhe Yan was sitting at his desk, reading. Ye Zhen Zhen tiptoed in quietly to take a peek and discovered that Dr. Ji was reading a catalog with single-hearted devotion.
As if sensing her presence, Ji Zhe Yan subconsciously turned his head to look at her. After seeing Ye Zhen Zhen’s wet hair, he couldn’t help but frown. “Don’t tell me you didn’t blow dry your hair after showering? It’s very easy to catch a cold like this.”
“I, I was just about to!” Ye Zhen Zhen ran off with the wind behind her right after she finished speaking, but Ji Zhe Yan’s weaponized legs were superior, arriving a step faster than her.
Facing her, he beckoned her closer, his mouth faintly curved into a smile. “Come here.”
Ye Zhen Zhen obediently listened. Ji Zhe Yan pulled the chair out and had Ye Zhen Zhen sit down before turning on the blow dryer.
The humming sound of the wind reverberated throughout Ji Zhe Yan’s room. The warm breeze brushing against her ears felt like Ji Zhe Yan’s breath, burning Ye Zhen Zhen’s face red.
She believed that after today, she would begin to love having her hair blown.
Ye Zhen Zhen’s hair was quite long and quite thick. Ji Zhe Yan patiently blew all of it, the focused look of his making Ye zhen Zhen call to mind him standing in front of the operating table.
Her heartstrings inadvertently being stirred, Ye Zhen Zhen’s eyes drooped, hiding the storm of emotions within them. Dr. Ji, do you know? Everything I like has some connection to you which has made it beautiful.
“Alright.” Ji Zhe Yan eyed the damp hair in his hand and turned off the blow dryer in satisfaction. Ye Zhen Zhen returned back to reality, standing up with a small gasp.
Ji Zhe Yan put away the blow dryer and ruffled Ye Zhen Zhen’s hair. “Have you packed for tomorrow?”
Ye Zhen Zhen opened her mouth and then suddenly hugged him. “Dr. Ji, I don’t want to leave you.”
Ji Zhe Yan took advantage of the moment to hug her, pulling her into his arms. “Three days pass by fast.”
“It doesn’t; the ancients say that one day apart seems like three years. The days not seeing you would be nine autumns of separation!”
Ji Zhe Yan couldn’t help but laugh. “Your elementary level math is not bad.”
Ye Zhen Zhen: “…”
She couldn’t help but nip Ji Zhe Yan’s neck.
“Truly a puppy; why are you biting?” Ji Zhe Yan rebuked her, but his tone overflowed with adoration. He brushed aside Ye Zhen Zhen’s hair and rubbed her head. “The ancients also said that separating briefly only to reunite feels just like getting married.”2
Ye Zhen Zhen’s eyes brightened. “After I return, will Dr. Ji take me to a bridal room?”
Ji Zhe Yan released her and walked toward her room. “Okay, pack your things first.”
Ye Zhen Zhen thinned her lips but followed him anyway.
Rummaging for a small luggage bag, Ye Zhen Zhen opened her wardrobe and began packing her clothes. She didn’t have a lot of clothes in the first place, and she wasn’t picky either, so she just casually packed two dresses. Ji Zhe Yan, who was standing to the side, stopped her, however. “Bring a coat.”
Those slightly puckered brows made Ye Zhen Zhen believe that he was serious.
“But…it’s summer right now.”
“You can’t wear so little during the summer!”
Ye Zhen Zhen pursed her lips and silently folded a coat into the luggage bag. Once she packed her things, Ji Zhe Yan worriedly warned her about something else. “Ye Zhen Zhen, you’re not allowed to eat a lot of cold things when I’m not there. Eat as few of those street food snacks as possible. You cannot go to bed too late in the evening, and it’s best that you drink a cup of warm milk before going to sleep. Furthermore, you must wear a coat and are not allowed to stand too close to Zuo Yi… Oh, that’s right, you’re staying…”
He couldn’t finish speaking, as Ye Zhen Zhen’s kiss stopped him. Ji Zhe Yan was stunned for a moment before reaching out to hold the back of Ye Zhen Zhen’s head and take control of the kiss.
Ye Zhen Zhen’s back was pressed firmly against the door. Her entire body felt as if it had melded to his. Slightly cool fingertips explored beneath her clothes, causing Ye Zhen Zhen’s heart to throb incessantly. Pu–tong—pu–tong—
Ji Zhe Yan kissed her for a very long time before releasing Ye Zhen Zhen. The sensations he was feeling with his hands was too enchanting. He couldn’t help but nibble at Ye Zhen Zhen’s lips, gasping faintly. “Zhen Zhen…after you graduate, let’s get married, okay?”
Tears began to bud within Ye Zhen Zhen’s eyes. She stared at Ji Zhe Yan’s vague outline, her chest rising and falling sharply. “N–now is good…”
Ji Zhe Yan laughed and lightly kissed her. “Do you have a household register?”
Ye Zhen Zhen: “…”
#Being An Unregistered Resident Is So Unfair!#
“Then we, we can go to a bridal room first…”
Ji Zhe Yan’s eyes turned darker than before. He hugged Ye Zhen Zhen tightly and buried his head into her shoulder. “Be obedient, wait…”
Although Dr. Ji kept making her wait, she felt that in regards to their physical states, Dr. Ji was the one who could not wait.
Since it was like that, she added a bit more to the fire. Maybe Dr. Ji would lose control.
“Dr. Ji, I’m leaving tomorrow. Will you sleep with me tonight?” Her voice was soft and tender, giving off a sense of coquettishness while invoking pity.
Hearing herself, she did sound seductive.
Sure enough, Ji Zhe Yan hugged her a bit tighter. He was silent for a long while before he lifted his head and whispered into Ye Zhen Zhen’s ear, “Are you deliberately testing me?”
Ye Zhen Zhen blinked. “Then you can’t endure the test?”
Ji Zhe Yan chuckled softly, though Ye Zhen Zhen felt it sound a bit off. However, he merely hugged her again before letting go and returning to his own room.
Ye Zhen Zhen: “…”
It seemed that her charm really was still not enough.
She secretly followed Ji Zhe Yan to his room and realized that he was already in the bathroom, taking a shower. She pursed her lips and then called out, genuine and sincere, “Dr. Ji, it’s not good to always take cold showers.”
Ji Zhe Yan: “…”
Sometimes, he really wanted to rudely eat this little temptress up and see how she would bounce back from that.
That evening, the two naturally slept separately. Ji Zhe Yan did not have work the next day, so he drove Ye Zhen Zhen to the train station. Zuo Yi was already there. Whether it was due to his superior height or his cold, aloof temperament, Ye Zhen Zhen and Ji Zhe Yan could find him in the crowd with a glance.
Ji Zhe Yan felt that this man actually was not suited to be a police officer, too eye-catching.
“Officer Zuo, I believe you are an outstanding member of the police force, so I am asking you to do your duty well and protect her.”
Ji Zhe Yan’s words had no hidden implications, but it sounded a bit harsh to Zuo Yi. He felt it was probably because he always viewed himself as if he were viewing a kidnapper.
“Don’t worry, Dr. Ji. We’re simply investigating her identity and won’t run into anything dangerous.” Zuo Yi smiled at him and then turned to say to Ye Zhen Zhen, “Come on, the train is already here.”
“Mn.” Ye Zhen Zhen nodded. She glanced at Ji Zhe Yan, reluctance within her eyes. “Goodbye, Dr. Ji.”
“Goodbye.” Ji Zhe Yan rubbed her head and watched them enter the train.
On the train, Zuo Yi could no longer refrain from asking, “Aren’t you feeling warm dressed like that?”
Ye Zhen Zhen: “…”
“Hehe, the train has air conditioning, how nice.”
Zuo Yi nodded and didn’t speak further, though his eyes accidentally took note of the multitude of vague red marks on her neck.
He turned his head, laughter bubbling in his chest. That Dr. Ji was indeed petty beyond his expectations.
The train traveled for four hours before finally reaching D City. D City deserved to be called a tourist city. The entire city’s ambience was different from A City’s. The pedestrians on the streets were not as hurried as those in A City, and the cityscape was also not only just high-rise buildings. Flowers could be seen everywhere, turning the city into a beautiful work of art.
“I already asked the police in D City ahead of time. They prepared a list of parks for me, so let’s start searching in sequential order.”