A Slight Smile is Very Charming (微微一笑很倾城) : Part 46 3


Part 46: The “Perfect” Vacation

Two days later, a finger-pointing scene appeared at Beijing airport. A gorgeous and alluring woman panting (causing spectators) and dragging a huge suitcase forward, while a tall refined man walks leisurely next to her, empty handed.

Numerous pairs of eyes look at Xiao Nai with destain.

But what kind of person is Xiao Nai? That calm expression of his causes all men who work like a horse to become jealous to death.

Wei Wei happily sits on the plane eating a not-bad-tasting airplane meal.

But there is no free meal in the world.

As the plane is about to land at Xi’an airport, Xiao Nai folds up his newspaper and says indifferently, “That’s right, my parents are also in Xi’an. Do you want to go see them in passing?”

Wei Wei blinks, then blinks again…

Wei Wei never gets airsick, but she’s feeling it now even though the plane is about to land.

 

Wei Wei passes many days in dismay.

Xi’an’s delicious food can’t save her. Mount Hua’s strange elegance can’t save her. Giant Wild Good Pagoda’s magnificence also can’t save her. The origin of her dismay is all from the very last day. That day, she is going to go see the Great Master’s parents.

“How does your Mom and Dad know about me?” Wei Wei asks with hidden bitterness.

“Their coworkers told him.”

“…Why are the professors at our school even gossipers.” Wei Wei becomes even more bitter.

“Geomancy?” (feng shui, foresight)

“…T__T”

It’s over, even the Great Master’s cold jokes can’t save her.

 

Xiao Nai’s parents are undertaking a huge excavation project in some county in Xi’an that the whole country has its eyes on. They only return to Xi’an to rest on the weekends, so even when Wei Wei and Xiao Nai went to that county, the didn’t get to see them.

But, it would have been better to see them earlier.

On the second to last day, Wei Wei’s terrified heart has reached its peak. So she does a shocking thing: she drags the Great Master to go buy clothes. Actually, before Wei Wei came back to City B, she used the excuse of “the internship environment is very formal and requires nice outfits” to ruthlessly extort quite a number of dresses from her mom. But she didn’t bring any of the dresses to Xi’an.

She thought it was only a sightseeing trip. All the outfits she brought were fairly convenient such as capri pants and t-shirts. To see the Great Master’s parents while wearing these types of clothes will seem too casual.

“What kind of clothes does your mom like?”

“Why don’t you ask about my dad?”

“…”

Wei Wei gives him a look, barely feeling like replying to him. Of course it’s the mother-in-law’s opinion that’s the most important! No, No, not mother-in-law…Wei Wei immediately corrects herself inside, but then quickly realizes, this isn’t too different from meeting the mother-in-law…

Why does she have the feeling that she’s meeting the in-laws when she’s only twenty? T__T

 

“How’s this one?”

“Too plain.” After receiving a doubtful eye, someone supplements, “according to my mom’s tastes.”

“This one?”

“Too light.”

“This one?”

Head shake.

“Then, this one?”

“…My mom will like it.”

Wei Wei looks down at the dress in her hands. Actually, the dress that she is holding has at least a hundred butterflies on it…it is said that the Great Master’s mother is clearly very well learned. How can she like this type of clothes?

“You’re tricking me again = =”

Xiao Nai laughs, “I suddenly remembered. Did you also buy clothes like this the first time you saw me?”

“…No, I just casually put on a burlap bag = =.”

 

Wei Wei nearly buys a burlap colored dress. Good thing Xiao Nai prevents her in time, promising over and over again that even though his parents dealt with archaeological work, they definitely don’t like colors similar to dirt. In the end, Wei Wei wears a very conservative beige colored dress to see the Great Master’s parents.

However, it turns out the Great Master wasn’t tricking her this time. The next day, when eating with the Great Master’s parents, Great Master’s mom stresses to her, with incomparable kindness, “Young girls don’t need to dress so plainly.”

…The Great Master’s mom is clearly wearing something very succinct and very elegant herself. What is her actual taste ==?

However, what’s even more unexpected to Wei Wei than the Great Master’s mom’s taste is that they are actually very very kind; not at all with the aloofness that they were said to have. It really is just casually meeting together and having a meal. They don’t ask her any questions. On the contrary, they actually tell quite a bit of stories from their excavation.

This makes Wei Wei baffled. With two such well tempered parents, how did they give birth to a son like the Great Master…

Yet she doesn’t realize that it’s impossible for his parents to to put up a bad front when they’re meeting the person who has finally moved their son’s heart.

 

A long time later, Wei Wei finally understood why Professor Lin was so satisfied with her. Reportedly, a little after the Great Master and her got together, Professor Lin received the news that her son had started dating. Since she heard that the girl was in the computer science department, Professor Lin went to her neighbor, the director of the computer science department to understand more about Wei Wei’s situation.

The director of the computer science department at University A was a successful career woman who maintained her professionalism in administering the department. But the problem was, she was very strict on etiquette, and had no room for excuses. Her nickname from University A’s students was Master of Elimination.

However, when Professor Lin asked, the director of the department actually praised Wei Wei without ceasing. Professor Lin was both happy and worried. She was happy that the girl was definitely not bad, worried that, if the Master of Elimination praised her without ceasing, her son’s girlfriend might be a little Eliminator.

Now she sees Wei Wei being so natural and unrestrained, even though her attire is quite plain and simple, she’s still, basically, gorgeously dressed. Professor Lin is overjoyed at the news; relieved and satisfied.

 

At an ordinary restaurant in Xi’an, the first meeting between Wei Wei and the Great Master’s parents gradually nears the end. It isn’t until the last moment when Wei Wei, who has completely relaxed, gets to know — Professor Lin. She is indeed Xiao Nai’s mother.

They are both experts at saying the crucial point at the last moment —

Beaming, Professor Lin says, “Your flight is tomorrow right? Ours is also, we just happen to go together with you.”

 

Thus, Wei Wei flies back together with the Great Master’s parents. Because classes are about to start, they also had to return to the school to prepare the coursework.

The even more tragic part is that there are many professors from her own school on the plane who look at her affectionately the entire time…

In short, Wei Wei’s summer internship starts off with “eloping” and ends with “meeting the in-laws.” It is quite a perfect anomaly. She definitely had no qualms about the “Outstanding” she later receives on her report of her summer internship.

Classes start directly after they return to City B. Only after the rush of the first week of classes does Wei Wei have time to go onto Dream Voyage in Rivers and Lakes. She received a pile of messages.

The earliest is at the end of August from StormGoddessNiNi.

“I haven’t been on in a few days and LittleRainQingQing has actually left the guild. Hahaha. Even though I don’t know why, it’s a good feeling.”

That same day, after a few hours.

“Faint. I know what happened. What’s up with this? She is really too despicable. Even LittleRainYaoYao isn’t saying anything. Everyone in the guild all despise her now.”

“Wei Wei how come you went to the meet up? Everyone says that you are a super beauty and says that your boyfriend can’t get any more handsome. O(∩_∩)O~ I really want to see!”

 

The next message is at the beginning of September, from Tobacco.

“You aren’t a student from my school, right? I went to ask. Haha. That’s what I was saying. If there was such a beauty, how could I not have known.”

“Beautiful girl, don’t worry. I will definitely keep the secret for you.”

 

The next message is from StormGoddessNiNi, from two day ago.

“Wei Wei, what’s up with this? The people in the guild are saying that you pretended to be a college student.”

“They say that you pretended to be a student from University X. Tobacco says that you aren’t a student from his school. What’s up with this? Is there some sort of misunderstanding? Wei Wei, I believe you.”

Wei Wei is speechless thinking about the previous message from Tobacco making a solemn vow.

 

StormGoddessNiNi is online at the time. When she sees Wei Wei come on, she immediately sends information to Wei Wei.

“Wei Wei, I can’t stand it anymore. The guild is so sickening.”

“What’s wrong?”

“RealWater and LittleRainYaoYao go around saying wifey this and hubby that all day. Sending mounts and clothes. As if they’re afraid others don’t know how much they love each other. Even though it was sickening before, it wasn’t as exaggerated as this.”

StormGoddessNiNi’s complaining comes line after line, “They even say that the college LittleRainYaoYao is studying at is very awesome. Please, my school is even better than hers and I don’t even boast about it.”

After StormGoddessNiNi complains for awhile.

“Wei Wei…”

“Hm?”

“Are you really a great beauty? They even say that your boyfriend is handsome beyond belief…”

The Great Master is indeed quite inhuman…

Embarrassed, Wei Wei sends a bashful emoticon shocking StormGoddessNiNi. She suddenly arrives at a thought and says, “Ah! Your boyfriend can’t be ASmileNaiHe, can it!?”

Wei Wei, “…”

This isn’t something that needs to be concealed, Wei Wei says, “That’s right ^_^”

“Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!” StormGodessNiNi goes crazy, “When did you guys start!! Did it start online and then developed to real life? Ahhhhhh, never thought that ASmileNaiHe could be that handsome!!!”

The messages are sent over in quick succession. Wei Wei’s hand is getting sore from clicking “Next Message.” Only after saying what needs to be said to satisfy her curiosity does StormGoddessNiNi calm down.

StormGoddessNiNi sends a row of ROFL emoticons, “When I think about how LittleRainQingQing tried to instigate something between you in ASmileNaiHe’s presence, it makes me laugh to death. Hahahahahahaha, if she knew about this, she’d probably ram her head into a way!”

StormGoddessNiNi, “Wei Wei, can I say that ASmileNaiHe is your boyfriend? (Praying emoticon)”

This didn’t matter. Plus, the Great Master likes status very much. Wei Wei says, “Do as you wish…”

“Hahaha, this is great. I will definitely find a perfect time to say it.” StormGoddessNiNi is excited for quite a long time before recalling something, “What about the thing with University X?”

Wei Wei thinks about it and replies, “Ji Xianlin (linguist and Indologist) once said, ‘never tell lies, but don’t always tell the whole truth.’”

StormGoddessNiNi blanks for a bit, “Faint, I think I kind of understand but also don’t really understand…But you aren’t angry that they are saying you pretended to be a college student?”

“It doesn’t matter ^_^.”

Compared to those rumors in the game, it is more important to not let those people and things that she doesn’t like in the game to disturb her real life.

In any case, they are strangers in real life.

They don’t even know who she is, can’t affect her in any way, and they probably won’t see each other again. So why care about what they say behind her back?


Apologies for the delay in posting. Life got in the way. Since tofudessert is much more on top of things than I am, expect the next chapter to be out soon after this one!


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