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Chapter 30: If I Promised You, I Will Definitely Do It


TL: Resonance

    摄影机归位,阮夜笙走回到最开始的位置。

The camera returned back in place and Ruan Yesheng walked back to her previous position.

    场记打个板,丁沛再度走进来,阮夜笙起身再迎,又跪了一遍。

The log keeper clapped the board and Ding Pei walked in again. Ruan Yesheng got up to greet and knelt again.

    丁沛磕磕巴巴道:“护羌校尉邓训仁爱雅达,鞠躬尽瘁,朕闻此……噩耗,顿觉失之弘骨……”

Ding Pei stammered, “Deng Xun, a man with a kind heart, was a great military general who defended the country against Qiang. He has been loyal and devoted until the very end. When I[1] heard… this bad news, I instantly felt that I have lost an important sapport[2]…”

    “咔!”林启堂一听他又出幺蛾子,吼道:“什么弘骨!是肱骨!跟我念,gong!不是hong!还有你这么结巴做什么,表情完全不对,你是来替皇帝宣读手谕的,不是来念请罪状的!”

“Cut!” When Lin Qitang heard that he made the same kind of mistake again, he roared, “What sapport! It’s support! Say it with me, gong! It’s not hong![3] And why are you stuttering so much? Your expression is completely wrong too. You’re here on behalf of the emperor to read his manuscript, not to read your list of crimes!”

    他并不是那种严厉的导演,一般都比较好相处,有时候还很会活跃气氛,现在竟然这么吼起来,看来是真的被气得不轻。

He is not that kind of strict director. He is generally easier to get along with, and sometimes he would invigorate the atmosphere. Now that he is actually yelling like this, it seems that he is really outraged.

    丁沛本来就已经很紧张了,刚第一次念错闹了个大笑话,他清楚地听到现场有人在笑,现在犯了第二次,还被林启堂吼了,越发紧张得不知道站在哪里才是正确的,脸也不知道往哪搁,只得又是一阵连连道歉:“对不起,对不起!”

Ding Pei had been nervous in the first place. When he pronounced a word incorrectly the first time and made a joke of himself, he clearly heard someone in the set laughing. Now that he had pronounced a word incorrectly the second time and was even yelled at by Lin Qitang, he became even more nervous and didn’t know where to stand or what to do. He could only apologise repeatedly. “I’m sorry. I’m sorry!”

    其实拍戏时台词说错特别平常,多是台词顺序错了,不小心说岔了,或者演员因为忘记了而自己临场发挥,胡诌几句。但是像这样念错一些显而易见字的发音还是很少有,平常看剧本的时候演员见到不认识的会先自行查阅,或者助理会帮自家艺人做好一些生僻字的标注,而大部分字词都常见,很少有人念错音。

It’s actually very common to make mistakes with the lines when filming. Most of the time, the mistakes come from saying the lines in the wrong order or saying something different from the line. It could also be due to the actor forgetting their lines and having to ad-lib. However, it was still pretty rare to have mistakes that came from pronouncing common words wrongly. Usually when reading the script, the actor will check it up if they see a word they don’t know, or the assistant will help their artist to highlight the rare words. Most of the words are common, and few people pronounce them incorrectly.

    说错台词会使人笑场,这种情况也是很轻松的,很多花絮里的笑场镜头都十分有趣。但是如果念错了发音,还是那种常见字眼的,就是叫做闹笑话——虽然都没明说,但是想必有的人正在心里暗暗嘲笑这歌手光有个脸蛋,却没什么文化。

Saying the wrong lines will make people laugh, and this kind of situation is pretty relaxing. A lot of the funny behind-the-scenes moments are very interesting. But if one mispronounces a word, and especially with a common word, the person becomes a joke. Though it wasn’t explicitly said, there are probably people secretly ridiculing in their hearts that this singer only has a pretty face but no education.

    而林启堂本来也不是气丁沛念错,而是他念错了之后惹起了一些人笑话,丁沛一听到别人笑,状态就变得很不对,越来越紧张,根本不敢演了。台词声音错了可以靠后期配音弥补,但是他整个状态受到了影响,必须要重拍,这才是让林启堂不悦的地方。

And Lin Qitang wasn’t angry at Ding Pei for pronouncing wrongly in the first place. What he was angry about was that after Ding Pei pronounced the word wrongly, causing people to laugh, Ding Pei heard their laughter and his state became terrible. He became more and more nervous and didn’t even dare to act anymore. If the lines are pronounced incorrectly, they could depend on the dubbing during post production. However, his whole state has been affected and the scene must be refilmed. This was what Lin Qitang was upset about.

    听到某些人先前的暗笑,跪在角落里的奚墨蹙了蹙眉。

Xi Mo, who was kneeling at one corner, frowned upon hearing the snickers of some people.

    她一直觉得在别人出丑时施加嘲笑的雪上加霜行径是很没家教的表现,原本她对丁沛并没有什么印象,只记得餐桌上颜听欢一直忽悠他喝酒,现在一看,觉得他站在那瑟瑟缩缩的,颇有点可怜。不过自己隔得远,加上现在换了身体,在剧组也不是什么能说得上话的身份,也只能安静待着,不能去做什么。

She has always felt that the act of ridiculing others when they made a fool of themselves is a show of their lack of upbringing. Originally, she didn’t have much of an impression of Ding Pei. She only remembered that Yan Tinghuan had been fooling him to drink at the dining table. Looking at him now, she only felt that he looked a little pitiful as he stood there trembling. However, she was positioned far away from him. To add on, she was in another body now and didn’t have much status to speak in the crew. She could only stay quiet and couldn’t do anything to help.

    丁沛虽然有唱歌选秀时的一小票粉丝,却也不算红的范畴,尤其是在拍戏这方面根本就是愣头青一个,圈子里的人有些捧高踩低的风气,若是换作严慕念错了,想必也没人敢当着他的面发出笑声。

Although Ding Pei had gained a small amount of fans during his singing audition, he couldn’t be considered very popular. It was especially so in the acting aspect as he is basically clueless. People in the circle have a tendency to respect those with high position and step on those with  low position. If it was Yan Mu who read the lines wrongly, probably no one would dare to laugh in front of him.

    林启堂不满意,要求重来,可惜接下来几次丁沛仍然紧张得无法进入状态,于是阮夜笙只得起来又跪下,跪下又起来,不断重复这条枯燥的片段。

Lin Qitang was dissatisfied and asked to retake. Unfortunately, Ding Pei was still nervous in the next few takes and wasn’t able to enter the right acting state, so Ruan Yesheng had to get up and kneel down, kneel down and get up again, repeating this dull segment repeatedly.

    如此几遍ng之后,林启堂摆摆手,终于被折腾得没脾气了:“好了,先调整几分钟,待会再来一次。丁沛你再看看你那段台词,如果实在拿不下,就随便背几首你熟悉的诗,床下明月光疑是地上霜都行,别被台词影响得没法拍下去。我别的也不要求,只要你表情动作到位就行了,到时候会给你配音的。”

After several NGs, Lin Qitang finally lost his anger from all the repeats. He waved his hand and said, “Alright, take a few minutes to adjust yourselves. We will retake once more later. Ding Pei, look at your lines again. If you really can’t get it, just recite a few poems you’re familiar with. Even ‘The moon shines before my bed so brightly that I mistake it for snow on the ground’ is okay. Don’t be affected by the lines to the point that you can’t act anymore. I don’t ask for anything else, it’s enough as long as your facial expressions are in place. The dubbing can be added afterwards.

    丁沛知道这也是没办法的办法,咬了咬嘴唇,红着脸点点头:“好的,谢谢林导。”

Ding Pei knew that there was no other way. Biting his lips, he nodded with a red face, “Okay. Thank you director Lin.”

    阮夜笙这次站起来的时候腿有点抖,往外踉跄了一步,她定定神色,不动声色地调整了下自己的站姿,这才站端正了。之前祭奠时她就全程跪着,刚才又跪了许多遍,膝盖正隐隐作痛。

Ruan Yesheng’s legs were trembling a little when she stood up this time and she staggered a little. She maintained her expression and calmly adjusted her standing posture before straightening herself. She knelt all the way during the memorial service, and she had to kneel many times earlier. Now, her knees were aching.

    丁沛赶紧走过去,尴尬道:“对不起奚姐,真的是对不起!是……是我太没用。”

Ding Pei hurried over and said embarrassedly, “I’m sorry, sister Xi. I’m really sorry! I’m… I’m too useless.”

    他诚惶诚恐的,除了对不起,也不敢再说别的什么。

He was extremely frightened. Other than sorry, he didn’t dare to say anything else.

    阮夜笙怕他有压力,面色一直很温和:“谁都有念错台词的时候,别太在意就好。你这是第一次拍戏,很正常,大家都是这么过来的。”

Ruan Yesheng was afraid of giving him pressure, so her expression has been warm throughout. “Anyone would have times when they recite their lines wrongly. Don’t mind it too much. This is your first time acting, so it’s normal. Everyone went through this.”

    “谢谢奚姐。”丁沛眼眶有些发热:“不过我知道是我太笨了,别人就算是第一次拍戏,也肯定不会像我这样浪费剧组那么多的时间。”

“Thank you sister Xi.” Ding Pei’s eyes were a little hot. “But I know that it’s because I’m too stupid. Even if it’s the others acting for the first time, they definitely wouldn’t waste so much of the crew’s time like I do.”

    阮夜笙目光往四周瞥了瞥,声音压低:“我有一个问题问你,可能比较直接,请你不要介意,我真的并没有别的意思。”

Ruan Yesheng glanced around and asked with a lowered voice, “I have a question for you. It may be a little straightforward, but please don’t mind it. I really don’t mean anything else. “

    丁沛慌忙摇头:“怎么会,奚姐你问吧。”

Ding Pei hurriedly shook his head, “Not at all. Sister Xi, please ask.”

    阮夜笙顿了顿,道:“如果你现在非常非常红,你认为他们会像刚才那样笑么?”

Ruan Yesheng paused for a moment and asked, “If you are very, very popular now, do you think they will laugh at you like how they did just now?”

    丁沛一愣,他低着头,过了好一会才嗫嚅道:“他们肯定不会笑。”

Ding Pei was taken aback. He lowered his head and stammered out a reply only after a while, “They definitely wouldn’t laugh.”

    “其实他们也还是会笑的。”阮夜笙轻轻道:“但是他们只会在心里偷偷笑,不敢笑出声来。你看不见,听不到,也就不会受到影响。你很红了,他们就不会当着你的面笑话你,只敢背地里来。”

“In fact, they will still laugh.” Ruan Yesheng said softly, “But they will only laugh secretly in their hearts and wouldn’t dare to laugh out loud. If you can’t see or hear it, you won’t be affected. If you become very popular, they wouldn’t dare to laugh right in front of you. They will only dare to laugh behind your back.”

    丁沛咬着唇,沉默。

Ding Pei bit his lip and was silent.

    阮夜笙看着他:“一个人如果不紧张,拍戏拍好了,或许也不一定会红。但是如果这个人很紧张,诠释角色时出现问题,那么就连红起来的基础也失去了。在这个圈子里,不红,别人就敢当面让人难堪,难堪就会导致人的紧张。这是一个循环,那你是想要紧张,还是不紧张?”

Ruan Yesheng looked at him and said, “If a person is not nervous and finishes the filming, he might not necessarily become popular. But if the person is very nervous and has problems interpreting the character, then even the foundation of becoming popular will be lost. In this circle, people will dare to embarrass you if you’re not popular. And if one gets embarrassed, it will lead to them being nervous. This is a cycle. So, do you want to stay nervous or not?”

    丁沛抬起头,脸上显出复杂的神色,之后面色像是撕碎阴霾,有了些拨云见日的精神头来,向阮夜笙点头道:“我知道了,我想要不紧张。”

Ding Pei raised his head with a complicated look on his face. Then, as if breaking through the haze before him, he came to an understanding and his expression became bright. Nodding to Ruan Yesheng, he said, “I got it, I don’t want to be nervous.”

    阮夜笙笑起来:“我刚才也说了,我并没有别的意思,并不是说你现在怎么样。”

Ruan Yesheng laughed, “I’ve mentioned earlier that I don’t mean anything else. I wasn’t talking about how you are now.”

    丁沛诚心诚意地向她鞠了好大一个躬:“我明白奚姐你的用心,实在是太谢谢你了,我一定会努力的。”

Ding Pei bowed to her sincerely and said, “I understand your intentions, sister Xi. Thank you so much, I will definitely work hard.”

    他似乎是鼓起了不得了的勇气,又红着脸悄悄说:“奚姐你别怪我八卦,我想问下你最开始拍戏的时候,如果没拍好,被人笑话了么?你……你放心,我不会乱说的。”

He seemed to have gathered a huge amount of courage as he whispered a question with a red face, “Sister Xi, please don’t blame me for being too gossipy. I just wanted to ask, when you first started acting, did you get laughed at when you didn’t act well? You… don’t have to worry, I won’t tell anyone.”

    “那应该没有吧。”阮夜笙随口道:“毕竟我会先用眼刀削死他们。”

“I don’t think there was such a case?” Ruan Yesheng casually said, “After all, I will kill them with my glare first.”

    奚墨当年的确是那么做的,这点阮夜笙倒是很了解。奚墨眼波一扫,别的人哪里敢当面得罪她——她家世显赫,圈子里的人哪个不知道她的背景过硬。

Xi Mo did indeed do that back then. Ruan Yesheng knew this well. Who would dare to offend her directly when Xi Mo swept her gaze at them? She has a prominent family background. Who in this circle didn’t know that she has a strong background?

    丁沛:“……”

Ding Pei: “…”

    奚墨远远看着阮夜笙也不知道和丁沛说了什么话,说得丁沛原本羞愧得要埋进土里装鸵鸟的那张脸又焕发出些少年人的朝气来,虽然听不见,猜也能猜到阮夜笙应该是帮衬了他一把。

Xi Mo looked at Ruan Yesheng from a distance and didn’t know what she said to Ding Pei. As they spoke, Ding Pei’s ashamed expression, which looked as if he was an ostrich wanting to bury his head into the sand, regained his youthful vigor. Although she couldn’t hear them, she guessed that Ruan Yesheng probably helped him.

    却没猜到阮夜笙又“黑”了她一把。

But she didn’t guess that Ruan Yesheng “blackened[4]” her again.

    过了几分钟,林启堂问丁沛的选择:“怎么样,你这次是打算念台词还是念诗?”

After a few minutes, Lin Qitang asked Ding Pei about his choice. “How about it, are you planning to recite the lines or a poem this time?”

    丁沛这回眼睛里有了熠熠的光彩,道:“我会把台词念好的,请林导你再给我一次机会。”

Ding Pei’s eyes were shining this time. He said, “I will recite the lines well. Director Lin, please give me another chance.”

    林启堂看他一眼,默认了:“去吧。”

Lin Qitang glanced at him and gave his consent: “Go.”

    打板,走位,阮夜笙又一次跪了下去。

Clapping the board, they went back to their position and Ruan Yesheng knelt down once again.

    丁沛宣读道:“护羌校尉邓训仁爱雅达,鞠躬尽瘁,朕闻此噩耗,顿觉失之肱骨,心中悲痛。其女邓绥姝丽婉柔,淑蕙端方,本因下月入宫,朕怜其陡然失祜,感其孝悌,愿等其为父守孝三年,三年后入宫,再行封赏。”

Ding Pei read out, “Deng Xun, a man with a kind heart, was a great military general who defended the country against Qiang. He has been loyal and devoted until the very end. When I heard… this bad news, I instantly felt that I have lost an important support and feel very sorrowful. His daughter is beautiful, gentle, virtuous and righteous, and is supposed to enter the palace next month. I pity for his sudden loss. Feeling her filial piety, I’m willing to wait for her to keep vigil and mourn for her father for three years. She will be rewarded once she enters the palace three years later.” [5]

    阮夜笙头低下去,磕在地板上,声音无悲无喜的,犹如槁木:“邓绥领谕,谢陛下洪泽浩恩。”

Ruan Yesheng lowered her head and tapped her forehead on the floor. She spoke woodenly without any sorrow nor joy in her voice, “Deng Sui has understood the decree and thank His Majesty for his great benevolence.”

    这一条拍摄得很顺利,丁沛至少没再怎么紧张了,只要克服了紧张,他念起台词来倒没再出过什么问题,表情神态也基本到位,最后再来了一遍,这一遍又好一些,进步很快,林启堂就让他过了。

This run was shot very smoothly. Ding Pei was at least not as nervous anymore. As long as he overcomes his nervousness, he doesn’t have much problems with his lines anymore and his expressions were basically in place. They filmed the scene one last time and it went a little better this time. He improved very quickly and Lin Qitang let him pass.

    时间比较吃紧,中午也没时间回酒店,都是在片场吃的饭,之后各自找张折叠躺椅睡了一会,到点了继续工作。

The crew had a tight schedule. They didn’t have time to go back to the hotel for lunch and everyone had to eat at the set location. After that, they each find a folding chair to nap for a while, and then continue to work.

    这样连轴转地忙碌了一天,到五点多终于可以散场了,鉴于今晚没有夜戏,不少人脸色都轻松不少,至少晚上可以出去玩,或者蒙头大睡补个眠。

After a busy day like this, they could finally be dismissed after five o’clock. Since there are no night scenes tonight, many people’s faces are more relaxed. They could at least go out to play at night or have a good sleep.

    奚墨正在整理她的包,阮夜笙走到她身边看她收拾,却又不说话。

Xi Mo was packing her bag. Ruan Yesheng walked to her side to watch her pack but did not speak.

    奚墨看到身边的人靠过来时投来的阴影,回头瞥她一眼,见阮夜笙明明一脸欲语还休的期待模样,却又偏偏憋着不开口,这让她感觉阮夜笙还是像以前念书时那样,不免第一次有了些想笑的念头来。

Xi Mo saw the shadow cast by the person who was approaching her side. Glancing back at her, she saw Ruan Yesheng with an eager look of wanting to speak yet holding back and not speaking. This made her feel that Ruan Yesheng was still the same as when she was in school before, and for the first time she had the thoughts of wanting to laugh.

    她心想现在这样一看,倒也有点可爱的。

She thought that she looked kind of cute now.

    这也是她第一次觉得可爱这个词用在阮夜笙身上,不算违和。

This was also the first time she felt that it wasn’t strange using the word cute on Ruan Yesheng.

    大学时阮夜笙也曾邀请奚墨出去吃过饭,她答应的只有三次,结果答应之后,每一次阮夜笙都喜欢跟着她,一直跟到可以吃饭的时候,好像生怕自己答应了后面又会找个什么借口不去

Ruan Yesheng had also invited Xi Mo out for meals during their university days, but she only agreed three times. After agreeing to her, Ruan Yesheng always liked to follow her around until the time of the meal, as if afraid that Xi Mo would find an excuse not to go after agreeing to.

    看阮夜笙那样子,好像是常被人放鸽子,但又被放得无可奈何,于是有了心理阴影。可自己就应邀过三次,而且每次她都去了的,肯定不会是自己带去的影响,她向来信守承诺。想必那经常放阮夜笙鸽子的是她很亲近的人,不然阮夜笙也不会这么在意,在等人应约这种环节上表现得患得患失,小心翼翼的,仿佛一不小心她等的人就会因为什么事不能前来了。

Seeing Ruan Yesheng like that, it seems that she often gets stood up but is helpless against it, so she has some trauma now. But she herself only agreed to Ruan Yesheng’s invitation three times and she turned up every time. It definitely wasn’t because of her. She always keeps her promise. Presumably, the one who often made Ruan Yesheng get stood up is someone she is very close to. Otherwise, Ruan Yesheng would not care so much, being so cautious and worrying when she waits for the person she made plans with to turn up, as if the person she was waiting for wouldn’t turn up because of some reason if she wasn’t careful.

    奚墨心里琢磨了一圈,脸上却没什么表示,只说:“我答应了你,就一定会做到,做不到,我就不会答应你。你告诉我地址,我到时候去找你。”

Xi Mo thought for a while, but it didn’t show on her face. She only said, “If I promised you, I will definitely do it. If I can’t, I won’t promise you. Tell me the address and I will find you later.”

    她怕阮夜笙那种缺失的安全感会冒出来,补充道:“你放心。”

She was afraid that Ruan Yesheng’s lack of sense of security would show up, so she added: “Don’t worry.”

    阮夜笙感觉到她的话语虽然淡淡的,却明显有一种体贴的安慰,眼里的光亮了许多,心情大好地说:“嗯,我知道你一直都很守信。”

Ruan Yesheng felt that although her words were faint, there was obviously a kind of considerate comforting. Ruan Yesheng’s eyes brightened a lot and she said with a very happy mood, “Mn, I know that you always keep your promise.”

    奚墨没说话,阮夜笙把吃饭的地点告诉她:“那我等你。”

Xi Mo didn’t speak. Ruan Yesheng told her the location they were eating at and said, “I’ll wait for you.”

    奚墨收拾好包走出几步,却又转过身来,问她:“你之前和丁沛说什么了?之后他进状态倒是挺快的。”

Xi Mo packed up her bag and walked out a few steps, but turned around again and asked her, “What did you say to Ding Pei earlier? He got into his acting state pretty quickly afterwards.”

    阮夜笙弯着唇角笑:“哦,那个啊,就给他灌了点那种微信朋友圈毒鸡汤鼓励他,他人单纯,挺爱喝的。简单,有效。”

Ruan Yesheng’s lips curled into a smile. “Oh that. I encouraged him with the demotivational quotes you often see in WeChat Moments. He is simple-minded and took it pretty well. Simple and effective.”

    奚墨:“……”

Xi Mo: “…”

    你真的有毒。

You’re really toxic.

    阮夜笙回到酒店房间,今天累了一天,出了很多汗,待会还要和奚墨吃晚饭,带着汗味多不体面,她赶紧去洗了个澡。洗完澡换身满意的衣服,拉开窗帘站在窗边随意看了看,她住的楼层比较高,这附近的街景刚好可以一览无余。

Ruan Yesheng returned to her hotel room. She worked a lot today and sweated a lot. She will be having dinner with Xi Mo later and it’s not proper to turn up full of the smell of sweat, so she quickly went to take a bath. After bathing, she put on a satisfactory set of clothing. Standing by the window, she pulled open the curtain and casually looked around. She stayed on a relatively high floor and the nearby street can be fully viewed with a glance.

    酒店处的这个地段还算热闹,许多店铺林立,阮夜笙看了一会,眼睛顿时就被一个身影吸引过去了,她远远看见奚墨竟然在街上转悠。

The area around the hotel is quite lively with many shops lined up. Ruan Yesheng watched for a while until her eyes were suddenly attracted to a figure. She saw Xi Mo walking around the street from a distance.

    奚墨现在穿的衣服和刚回去时并不一样,想必也是洗过澡了,从时间上看应该是刚出来不久。她一边走路一边四处瞧,看上去随意,实际上又不得了的专注似的,几乎是仔仔细细地审度了一圈,仿佛要将这酒店周围的环境全都看个透穿,低头想了一会,这才走进了一家水果店。

The clothes Xi Mo was wearing were different now from when she first went back. She had probably taken a bath. Looking at it time wise, she probably just went out. She looked around as she walked, looking casual, but was actually incredibly focused. She seemed to be carefully scrutinizing the surrounding, seemingly wanting to thoroughly see through the area surrounding the hotel. She then lowered her head in thought for a while before walking into a fruit store.

    奚墨不知道和那老板说了什么,过了好一阵才出来,右手拎了一袋水果,临出门时那老板还不停朝她挥手,喜气洋洋的,仿佛刚送走了一位财神。

It was unknown what Xi Mo talked about with the shop owner. She came out only after a while, her right hand carrying a bag of fruit. When she left the store, the shop owner kept waving at her while beaming with joy, as if he had just met a god of wealth.

    阮夜笙心里奇怪,一开始她还以为奚墨这是因为晚上约了吃饭,她突然变得客气起来,还特地去准备了点水果。

Ruan Yesheng felt that it was strange. At first, she thought that Xi Mo suddenly became polite and specially prepared some fruits because she had an appointment for dinner at night with her.

    但是很快她就否定了,奚墨可不会这样做。

But she quickly denied this possibility. Xi Mo wouldn’t do this.

    阮夜笙宁愿相信她买水果是为了用她那顶了天的高架子把这水果发射到外太空去慰问空间站的宇航员,或者用她那长白山积雪般高贵冷艳的气场凝出一把冰刀然后练刀工打算办个水果雕刻展,也不相信这水果是奚墨买过来给她们饭后吃的。

Ruan Yesheng would rather believe that Xi Mo was going to use her ‘high above others’ haughtiness that could reach the sky to launch the fruits to the astronauts at the space stations in greeting, or to use her snow-accumulating cold and noble temperament to freeze out an ice knife to have a fruit carving exhibition while practicing her knife skills rather than to believe that these fruits are bought by Xi Mo for her to eat after dinner.

    再说餐厅会准备饭后甜点水果,买这个也没必要。

Besides, the restaurant will prepare desserts and fruits after dinner, so there is no need to buy it.

    阮夜笙想了想,出门坐电梯下楼,在酒店一楼大厅摆出一副凑巧的姿态截住了奚墨,笑道:“这么巧。”

Ruan Yesheng thought for a moment. Then, she took the lift down. At the hotel lobby on the first floor, she put up a coincidental stance towards Xi Mo and stopped her as she smiled and said, “What a coincidence.”

    奚墨没想到她会出现,道:“不是让你在那等我么?我现在就准备过去。”

Xi Mo didn’t expect that she would appear here. She said, “Didn’t I ask you to wait for me there? I’m about to head there now.”

    阮夜笙胡说八道:“我是想出去买点东西的,没想到撞见你了。”

Ruan Yesheng spoke nonsense, “I wanted to go out and buy something, but I didn’t expect to run into you.”

    奚墨盯了她一阵,直盯得阮夜笙有点发毛,奚墨才说:“头发都只吹了个半干,你会好意思去大街上买东西?下次换个理由说谎。”

Xi Mo stared at her for a while to the point Ruan Yesheng’s hair was standing a little before she said, “Your hair is only halfway blown dry, would you be unafraid of the embarrassment and go out to the street to buy things? Use a better reason for your lie next time.”

    阮夜笙被她戳破,也并不觉得尴尬,笑着说:“你还是那么聪明。”

Ruan Yesheng didn’t feel awkward seeing her lie get exposed. She said with a smile, “You are still so smart.”

    奚墨无奈道:“你也还和以前一样,我答应了之后还是跟着我,我已经说了,我会赴约,就一定会去。”

Xi Mo helplessly said, “You’re also still the same as before, following me even after I agreed to your invitation. I’ve already said that I would definitely turn up if I made my promise.”

    阮夜笙听完有点愣,她本意是好奇奚墨为什么在街上转悠,还买了水果,这不像她的风格,就故意来截她。倒是没想到奚墨误会了,以为自己还和以前一样生怕她不来,就跟着她,一直跟到吃饭的时候。

Ruan Yesheng was a little stunned when she heard her. Her original intention was that she was curious about why Xi Mo would walk about on the streets and even buy fruits. This wasn’t like Xi Mo, so she purposely came to check on Xi Mo. She didn’t expect for Xi Mo to misunderstand, thinking that she was just like before, afraid that Xi Mo wouldn’t turn up and so follows Xi Mo all the way until the time of the meal.

    她愣过之后,却又琢磨出了一点别样的滋味来,越想心里越觉得开心,说:“没想到那么多年了,你还记得呢。”

After feeling stunned, a different kind of feeling emerged. The more she thought about it, the happier she felt. She said, “Unexpectedly, you still remember it even after so many years.”

    奚墨瞥她一眼:“我记性好而已。”

Xi Mo gave her a glance. “I have a good memory.”

    不管奚墨说什么,阮夜笙就是觉得高兴。

No matter what Xi Mo said, Ruan Yesheng just felt very happy.

    她还记得。

She still remembers.

    奚墨说完就拎着袋子往左边迈开步子:“走吧。”

When Xi Mo finished speaking, she carried the bag and stepped towards the left. “Let’s go.”

    阮夜笙忙道:“餐厅不在这边。”

Ruan Yesheng hurriedly said, “The restaurant is not this side.”

    奚墨打量了下她:“先去把头发再吹干一点,容易感冒。”

Xi Mo looked at her and said, “Go and dry your hair first. It’s easy to catch a cold.”

 

Footnote:

[1] It’s a different kind of I, the type which the emperor uses to address himself.

[2] Ding Pei pronounced a word wrongly again.

[3] In Chinese, the word that Ding Pei is supposed to say is ‘gong’ and not ‘hong’.

[4] Blackened – Saying bad things about someone to ruin their image.

[5] The emperor is addressing himself as ‘zhen’, which is the emperor’s way of saying ‘I’.


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  1. Duke says:

    Thanks for the TL 🙂

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