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Chapter 262: This Life—The Beginning (III)


TL: Resonance

    尚可开始寻思赚钱而且是赚大钱的办法。他出事前刚刚毕业没多久, 工资加上这些年打零工赚的钱,一共才二十几万积蓄。这还多亏尉勋帮他支付了所有医疗费, 否则他如今肯定负债累累了。

Shang Ke began to think about ways to make money, and it was ways to make a lot of money. Before the accident, he had just graduated for a short while. His salary plus the money earned from odd jobs over the years was a savings of only a total of around 200k+ (30k~ dollars). This is also thanks to Wei Xun for helping him pay all the medical bills, otherwise he must now be in debt.

    二十几万对于其他刚刚步入社会的青年而言或许已经很不错了,但对比某人的家世和财力, 尚可这种土根就差太多了,简直和路边的杂草没什么两样。他并不是妄自菲薄, 而是爱人如此高大上,自己也不能太寒碜。

For other young people just entering society, 200k+ may already have been very good, but compared to someone’s family and financial resources, Shang Ke’s meagre savings was just too incomparable. He was simply no different from roadside weeds. He wasn’t trying to belittle himself, but his lover is so high up, he can not be too shabby.

    这一世, 他学的是机械电子工程,所以想要赚钱的话,最好从这方面下手,贸然涉足其他行业容易引起别人的怀疑。

In this life, he studied mechanical and electronic engineering. So if he wanted to make money, it is best to start in this area. Rashly getting involved in other industries is easy to cause the suspicion of others.

    技术行业一般两级分化,高收入往往与新技术挂钩, 而尚可最不缺的就是新技术。他经历过的好几个世界,技术水平都比这个世界要先进,只是考虑到能源、金属材料等因素的差异, 需要重新计算和调适, 但核心原理却是共通的。

The technology industry is generally divided into two levels, high income is often linked to new technology, and Shang Ke is the least short of new technology. He has experienced several worlds in which levels of technology are more advanced than this world. But taking into account the differences in energy, metal materials and other factors, he would need to recalculate and adjust, but the core principles are applicable.

    思索再三后,尚可决定将“家用机器人”作为他第一个研发的技术项目。现今已经出现不少智能机器人,只是这种“智能”在尚可看来,其实远远还没有达到“智能”的水平,仅仅只能执行简单的命令,诸如自主清理垃圾,食物精细加工,访客记录,快递收发、装修搬运、危险预警、健康诊断等功能都还是空白,或者尚未成熟。尚可要做的,就是在现有技术的基础上进行改良和创新,让智能机器人成为如同电脑一般普及的居家好伴侣。

After thinking about it again and again, Shang Ke decided to make the “home robot” as his first technical project of research and development. There are already many smart robots today, but this kind of “smart” is far from the true level of “smart” in Shang Ke’s opinion. They can only execute simple commands. Commands such autonomous garbage cleaning, fine food processing, visitor record, express delivery, renovation and transport, danger warning, health diagnosis and so on are still unavailable or still not efficient yet. What Shang Ke wants to do is make improvements and innovate based on the existing technology, so that smart robots become as popular as the computer as a good companion at home.

    只是以他目前的经济状况,想要创建公司显然力不从心,所以他打算专攻设计创新,然后申请专利,再寻找合作伙伴。类似的技术,他随手就能拿出十几项,但合作开发的话,一个机器人项目应该足够了。

But with his current financial situation, he is obviously unable to build a company. Hence, he plans to focus on design innovation, and then apply for a patent, and then find a partner. He could come up with tens of similar technologies easily, but a robotics project should be enough for collaborative development.

    尚可不禁想,如果他成功申请了五十项技术专利,不知道能不能得到某只名叫“尉勋”的召唤兽。如果五十项不行,那一百项呢?

Shang Ke couldn’t help but think that if he succeeded in applying for 50 technological patents, would he be able to get a certain summoned beast named “Wei Xun”? If fifty didn’t work, what about a hundred?

    叮,手机收到一条短信,点开一看,是尉勋。

Ding. His phone received a text message. When he clicked it open to look, it was from Wei Xun.

    尉勋:【出来吃饭,宝瑞酒店808。】

Wei Xun: 【Come out for a meal, Bao Rui Hotel 808.】

    这呼之即来的专横口吻,也不问问别人现在有没有时间。尚可将手机丢在沙发上,拿起抱枕狠狠砸了几下,然后起身去换衣服。

This bossy tone which sounds like someone should come and go at his call. He did not even ask whether the other person had time now. Shang Ke threw his phone on the sofa, picked up the pillow and smashed it ruthlessly a few times, then got up to change his clothes.

    走出家门时,尚可突然心念一动,给尉勋回了一个短信过去:【今天想吃米农家的烤鸭,要不要一起去?】

When walking out of the house, Shang Ke suddenly had a thought and sent a message back to Wei Xun: 【I want to eat the roast duck from Rice Farmhouse, do you want to go together?】

    发完短信,尚可精神抖擞地走出门,叫了一辆的士,径直前往米农家。

After sending the message, Shang Ke walked out of the door full of energy, called a cab and went straight to Rice Farmhouse.

    车行到半路,手机收到一条新消息:【嗯。】

When he was halfway there, his phone received a new message: 【Okay.】

    尚可嘴角上扬,弯弯的眼眸中,闪耀着愉悦的色彩。

The corners of Shang Ke’s mouth rose, and his curved eyes shone with a pleasant light.

    保镖有点怀疑自己正在护送的是一位假勋爷。勋爷是什么身份,首都第一名门的太子爷。他预定了豪华大餐,纡尊降贵地请人吃饭,结果对方不但没应约,还企图用一只烤鸭把勋爷给勾搭过去了!而且,米农家距离他们所在的宝瑞酒店将近四十公里,在不堵车的情况下,一般都要半个小时。

The bodyguard was a little suspicious that he was escorting a fake Master Xun. What is the status of Master Xun? He is the prince of the capital’s top family. He made a reservation for a luxurious meal and lowered himself to invite someone for a meal. However, not only did the other party fail to answer to the appointment, but also attempted to use a roast duck to hook Master Xun over! Moreover, Rice Farmhouse was nearly forty kilometers away from the Baorui Hotel where they were at. If there are no traffic jams, it would usually take half an hour to reach.

    然而,勋爷竟然真的放弃豪华大餐,不惜长途去郊外赴约,真是难以置信!

However, Master Xun actually gave up his luxurious meal and did not hesitate despite the long distance to attend the appointment at the outskirt. It was unbelievable!

    保镖还是第一次遇见如此招惹勋爷的家伙,也是第一次见到勋爷如此顺从一个人。

It was the first time the bodyguard had met a guy who provoked Master Xun so much, and also the first time he had seen Master Xun being so submissive to a person.

    米农家是一家土菜馆,烤鸭是他们家的特色之一。尚可订了一间包厢,打开窗子,可以看到一片翠绿的竹林以及远处的菜园和农田。

Rice Farmhouse is a restaurant serving dishes made with the most simple ingredient, and roast duck is one of their specialties. Shang Ke booked a private room and opened the window to see a emerald green bamboo forest as well as vegetable gardens and farmland in the distance.

    这里没有城市的喧嚣,空气清新,宁静祥和。

There is no hustle and bustle of the city here, the air is fresh, peaceful and quiet.

    尚可慵懒地坐在窗边,一边欣赏窗外的风景,一边悠然地品茶。尉勋走进包厢时,看到的便是这副画面。

Shang Ke sat lazily by the window, enjoying the scenery outside while leisurely sipping tea. This was the scene that Wei Xun saw when he walked into the room.

    “你来了。”尚可放下茶杯,起身相迎,招呼他入座,然后端起茶壶,给他斟了一杯热茶。

“You’re here.” Shang Ke put down his cup of tea, got up to welcome him, greeted him and seated him, then picked up the teapot and poured him a cup of hot tea.

    尉勋打量了一下四周的环境,虽然称不上高档,却也别有一番特色。

Wei Xun studied the surroundings. Although it couldn’t be considered top grade, it had some special features.

    “想吃点什么?”尚可在他身边坐下,顺手将菜单递给他。

“What would you like to eat?” Shang Ke sat down beside him and handed him the menu.

    “你点吧。”尉勋的视线落在尚可身上,不着痕迹地将他看了个通透。

“You order it.” Wei Xun’s eyes fell on Shang Ke, untraceably looking him through.

    “那我就按照我的口味随便点了。”尚可也不客气,对着服务生熟练地点了七、八道菜肴。

“Then I’ll just order whatever I like.” Shang Ke wasn’t modest. He skillfully ordered seven to eight dishes while facing the waiter.

    尉勋眼神微暗,表情不由得舒缓。很多人即使想要刻意表现得自然,也会在某些细节方面露出破绽。但眼前这个人不一样,他确实……没把自己当个人物。

Wei Xun’s eyes darkened slightly, and his expression could not help but relaxed. Many people, even if they deliberately wanted to behave naturally, will reveal a flaw in certain details. But this person in front of him was different, he really… didn’t take himself as a person.

    “喝酒吗?”尚可说道,“这里出售正宗米酒,或许比不上红酒的高档,但也别具风味。”

“Do you want to drink?” Shang Ke said, “Authentic rice wine is sold here. Perhaps it’s not as high-class as red wine, but it also has its unique flavour.”

    “好。”尉勋并无异议。

“Okay.” Wei Xun did not object.

    尚可朝他比了一个“OK”的姿势,又让服务生加上一壶酒。

Shang Ke gave him an “OK” gesture and asked the waiter to add another pot of wine.

    等菜上齐,两人开始愉快地用餐。

When the food was ready, the two of them started to eat happily.

    尉勋始终奉行食不语的良好习惯,沉默而有条不紊地进食。尚可倒是有很多话可唠,但某人的表情冷得像风干的屎一样,不仅让人提不起谈兴,而且影响了他的胃口。

Wei Xun always practiced the good habit of eating without speaking, eating in a silent and methodical manner. Shang Ke had plenty to talk about, but someone’s expression was as cold as air-dried shit, which not only made it hard to talk, but also affected his appetite.

    尚可拿起公筷,默不作声地给他夹了一块豆腐。这道酸辣豆腐也是米农家的特色之一,白白的豆腐,看起来香嫩爽口,吃起来却非常的……酸爽。

Shang Ke picked up the chopsticks and silently gave him a piece of tofu. This hot and sour tofu is also one of the specialties of the Rice Farmhouse. The white tofu looks fragrant and tender, but tastes very… sour.

    上次在家里招待尉勋时,尚可就看出这家伙不太习惯吃辣。

The last time he entertained Wei Xun at home, Shang Ke could tell that this guy was not too used to eating spicy food

    果然,当尉勋毫无防备地将那块豆腐放进嘴里时,脸上的表情出现了一瞬间的崩裂。

Sure enough, when Wei Xun unpreparedly put the piece of tofu into his mouth, the expression on his face cracked for a moment.

    尚可随手将盛满酒的茶杯递给他,后者一饮而尽,然后……

Shang Ke casually handed him the teacup filled with wine, the latter drank it all in one go, and then… 

    “我去一趟洗手间。”尉勋猛地站起身,快步走出包厢。

“I’m going to go to the washroom.” Wei Xun suddenly stood up and walked out of the room with quick steps.

    尚可成功让一坨风干的屎变成了一坨新鲜的屎。

Shang Ke successfully made a pile of air-dried shit into a pile of fresh shit.

    五、六分钟后,尉勋回到包厢,脸色已经恢复正常,只是看向尚可时,眼中透出几分危险的气息。他承认自己对这个家伙有些好感,但还没有达到可以任他戏弄的地步。

Five to six minutes later, Wei Xun returned to the room and his face had returned back to normal. However, when he looked at Shang Ke, there were a few hints of danger in his eyes. He admitted that he had some good feelings for this guy, but not to the point where he could let him tease him.

    “我还有事,今天就这样吧。”尉勋抽出自己的卡准备付账。

“I have things to do, that’s all for today.” Wei Xun drew out his card and prepared to pay the bill.

    “我已经付过了。”尚可站起身,对尉勋笑道,“能不能让我打个顺风车?”

“I’ve already paid.” Shang Ke stood up and smiled at Wei Xun, “Can you let me take a ride?”

    “不能。”尉勋转身就走。

“No.” Wei Xun turned around and left.

    “哎,别这样。”尚可连忙追上去,“看在我又请你吃了一顿饭的份上,送我一程呗。”

“Hey, don’t be like that.” Shang Ke hurriedly chased after him, “Seeing that I treated you another meal, give me a ride.”

    “自己叫车。”尉勋笔直地走向自己的停车位。

“Call your own car.” Wei Xun walked straight to his parking spot.

    “我就叫你的车了。”尚可先一步跑到前面,顺势从保镖打开的车门钻了进去。

“I’m calling your car.” Shang Ke ran ahead of him and obediently got in through the car door the bodyguard had opened.

    尉勋停下脚步,阴森森地盯着他。

Wei Xun stopped in his tracks and stared at him grimly.

    “上来啊!”尚可拍了拍身边的空位,笑得牲畜无害。

“Come on up!” Shang Ke patted the empty seat beside him, smiling harmlessly.

    保镖心惊肉跳地看了看他,又小心翼翼地打量了一下勋爷的脸色,然后小声问:“勋爷,需要属下将他拉出来吗?”

The bodyguard looked at him in fright. He carefully studied Master Xun’s face, then asked in a whisper, “Master Xun, do you need me to pull him out?”

    “不用了。”尉勋侧身上车,硬梆梆地坐在尚可身边,空间一下子变得格外逼仄。

“No need.” Wei Xun got in the car and sat stiffly beside Shang Ke, and the space became extra cramped all of a sudden.

    汽车发动,保镖目不斜视地专心开车。

The car started, and the bodyguard focused on driving without looking away.

    一路无话,气氛僵硬到极点。

There was no conversation along the way and the atmosphere was stiff to the extreme.

    尚可却是神色如常,丝毫不在意某人身上散发的“我不开心也不让你好过”的阴暗气息。

But Shang Ke’s expression looked normal, not caring about the “I’m not happy, and will not let you feel happy” dark aura emanating from someone’s body.

    保镖将车开到尚可所住的小区楼下,然后下车去给他开门。

The bodyguard drove the car to the neighborhood where Shang Ke lives, and then got out to open the door for him.

    “今天似乎吃得不太尽兴,下次再好好请你吃一顿吧?”尚可看向身边的男人。

“The meal today didn’t seem that enjoyable, how about I treat you to a good meal next time?” Shang Ke looked at the man beside him.

    “我很忙。”不约。

“I’m very busy.” Not accepting the appointment.

    虽然他的表情很可怕,但尚可并没有从他身上感觉到任何厌恶的情绪。换做其他人,恐怕还真会被这副鬼样子给镇住。

Although his expression was terrible, Shang Ke did not feel any emotion of disgust from him. If it were anyone else, they probably would have really been subdued by this ghostly look.

    “那等你不忙的时候再约。”尚可对他笑了笑,转身下了车。

“Then we’ll make an appointment when you’re not busy.” Shang Ke smiled at him and turned to get out of the car.

    尉勋望着他远去的背影,表情越发阴郁。他竟然就这么走了?不道歉,不示好,也不给他顺一下毛!

Wei Xun looked at his distancing back and his expression became more and more gloomy. He actually left just like that? No apology, no gesture of goodwill, and no smoothening of hair[1] for him!

    尉勋面色一僵,顺毛是什么鬼?

Wei Xun’s expression froze. What the hell is “smoothening of hair”?

    “勋爷,您接下去打算去哪?”保镖问道。

“Master Xun, where do you plan to go next?” The bodyguard asked.

    “酒店。”尉勋在市区有自己的房子,但他很少回去住。一般高级住宅区,住的基本都是首都有头有脸的人物,关系千丝万缕,抬头不见低头见,对于脸盲的他而言,交际应酬是一件十分麻烦的事。与其另外买房,还不如直接住酒店,反正他旗下的酒店遍布全国,随处可住。

“Hotel.” Wei Xun had his own house in the downtown area, but he rarely goes back. In general,  the people living in the high-class residential area are basically the dignitaries in the capital, their relationships are inextricably linked and would often meet. For a person like him who has facial-blindness, socializing is a very troublesome thing. Instead of buying another house, it is better to live directly in a hotel. In any case, his hotels are spread all over the country and he can stay anywhere.

    一股淡淡的玫瑰花香在鼻间萦绕,那是尚可留下的气味。尉勋眉头紧蹙,回想两人吃饭的情景,心中升起一种微妙的感觉,既有被戏弄的怒火,又有被亲近的愉悦。几种矛盾的情绪混杂在一起,让尉勋不知道如何处理。但无可否认,他喜欢与他相处的感觉。

A faint scent of rose lingered in the nose. That is the scent left by Shang Ke. Wei Xun frowned. He recalled the scene of the two of them eating, and a mysterious feeling rose in his heart. There was a feeling of anger for being teased and the joy of being close. Several conflicting emotions mixed together, leaving Wei Xun unsure of how to handle them. But there is no denying that he likes the feeling of being with him.

    只是经过这一次,他恐怕……再也不会像之前那样亲近自己了吧?

It’s just that after this time, he probably… wouldn’t be as close to himself as he was before right?

    想到这里,尉勋忍不住烦躁,正在这时,手指似乎碰到了什么东西。低头看去,发现车座上有一个戒指盒大小的小礼盒,包装得很精美。

Thinking about this, Wei Xun couldn’t help but feel annoyed. At this moment, his fingers seemed to have touched something. Lowering his head to look, he realised that there was a small gift box around the size of a ring box on the car seat that is beautifully packaged.

    尉勋将礼盒拿起来,打开包装一看,紧蹙的眉头骤然一松,隐约还浮现了一抹浅浅的笑意。

Wei Xun took the gift up and opened to see. After seeing, his frown relaxed and a faint smile even appeared on his face.

    礼盒中,放着一块小鸡形状的蛋糕,小鸡昂首挺胸,尾巴高高翘起,一副英勇就义的模样,圆鼓鼓的肚子上,刻着一个金灿灿的“友”字,眼神异常犀利,表情异常庄严。

In the gift box, there was a piece of cake in the shape of a chicken, the chicken stood up with its head held high, it’s tail standing tall and had a heroic look. It’s bulging belly was engraved with a golden word “friend”. Its eyes were unusually sharp and it’s expression unusually solemn.

    有一瞬间,尉勋将它看成了尚可,然后就忍不住发笑。原本沉闷的心情,一下子开怀起来。

For a moment, Wei Xun saw it as Shang Ke, and then couldn’t help but laugh. His originally depressed mood cheered up all of a sudden.

    保镖冷不丁瞥见尉勋的笑,手一抖,差点把车开到人行道上去。MMD,笑起来比不笑还可怕!

The bodyguard frighteningly caught a glimpse of Wei Xun’s smile, his hand shook and almost drove the car to the sidewalk. Mother fucking hell, his smiling look is even scarier than when he isn’t smiling!

    “‘友’?”尉勋敛眉,喃喃道,“你想做我的‘鸡’友吗?”(尚可:回答正确【比心】…)

‘Friend’?” Wei Xun’s brows straightened and he muttered, “Do you wish to be my ‘Ji[2]’ friend?” (Shang Ke: Correct answer【Finger heart】…)

    尉勋将小鸡拿起来,静静看了许久,然后才放入嘴中,慢慢品尝,一股香甜的气息充斥鼻间,让他整个人都变得松软起来……

Wei Xun picked the chicken up and looked at it quietly for a long time before putting it in his mouth and slowly tasting it. A sweet aroma filled his nose and made his whole body relax…


Footnotes:

[1] Referring to how the cat’s fur will puff up when it is agitated or angry, and smoothening the fur calms it down. 

[2] Chicken(鸡) is pronounced as Ji in chinese which sounds like 基(Ji) for gay. 


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3 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 262: This Life—The Beginning (III)

  1. Reading Angel says:

    First~! ♪.*⁽⁽ ◝꒰´꒳`∗꒱◟ ₎₎₊·*

    Thank you very much for this lovely chapter~! ٩꒰ ˘ ³˘꒱۶ⒽⓤⒼ♥♡̷♡̷

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  2. maenemo says:

    Thank you for the chapter 💕☺

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  3. forestshadeau says:

    3rd
    Thanks for the hard work love the story ^_^

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