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Chapter 272: This Life—The Beginning (XIII)


TL: Rosy

    尚可迷迷糊糊睁开眼, 发现自己正躺在卧室的床上,被褥下一丝不挂的身体, 酸软无力。一颗脑袋埋在他的胸口,柔软的头遮住了男人大半张脸, 炽热而有力的呼吸扫过他的皮肤,传来一阵酥麻的感觉。

Shang Ke opened his eyes in a daze, and found that he was lying on bed in the bedroom, his body stark naked under the bedding, sore and weak. A head was buried in his chest, and soft hair covered most of the man’s face. The hot and powerful breath swept across his skin, bringing a sense of weakness. 

    “醒了?”尉勋无意识地在尚可颈边蹭了蹭, 声音中带着餍足的慵懒。

“You’re awake?” Wei Xun unconsciously nuzzled against the side of Shang Ke’s neck, his voice full of languid satisfaction.

    想起两人在车上的疯狂,尚可脸上有些发热, 节操掉了几百公里,以后都没脸做一朵高岭之花了。

Recalling their frenzy in the car, Shang Ke’s face became hot. After his morals dropped several hundred kilometers, he was too embarrassed to act like a pure and untouchable flower on a tall mountain peak.

    “可可。”尉勋一手搭在他的腰上,轻咬他的耳朵。

“Keke.” Wei Xun hung a hand over his waist and nibbled on his ear.

    尚可现在既不想动,也不想搭理他,只想埋进被子里自生自灭。

Shang Ke didn’t want to move or pay attention to him. He only wants to bury himself into the quilt and die.

    尉勋看着怀里暖乎乎的一团, 满足感像是要溢出来一般,在心中温柔地荡漾着。

Wei Xun looked at the warm bundle in his embrace, and a sense of satisfaction seemed to overflow, gently rippling in his heart.

    正在尉勋想着就这样抱着他睡一整天,还是先吃个饭再抱着他睡一整天时, 门外传来敲门声, 随即是保镖的声音:“勋爷,快9点了,今天约好要去看老爷子的。”

Just when Wei Xun was thinking about just hugging him to sleep all day, or eating a meal first and then holding him to sleep all day, there was a knock on the door, followed by the voice of a bodyguard, “Master Xun, it’s almost 9 o’clock. The appointment to see the old Master today was made.”

    尉家老爷子前不久突然中风,如今正在温泉山庄疗养。虽然还没有下位,但权力更替已迫在眉睫,下一任接班人直接关系到尉家未来十几年的稳固。尉勋不是长子,也不混官场,但头上顶着尉家的名,有些事也是躲不掉的。

The Wei family’s old Master suddenly suffered a stroke not long ago, and was now recuperating in a hot spring villa. Although he had not handed down his position, a change of power was imminent. The next appointed successor will directly affect the stability of the Wei family in the next few years. Wei Xun was not the eldest son, nor was he part of the bureaucracy, but he still carried the name of the Wei family, and there were some things that can’t be avoided.

    尉勋脸色微沉,在尚可头上亲了一下:“我要出门一趟,今天可能不回来了,保姆就在隔壁,想吃什么叫她去做,你别忙了,好好休息。”

Wei Xun’s complexion sank slightly. He kissed Shang Ke on his head, “I need to go out for a trip, and I might not return today. There’s a housekeeper next door. If you want to eat something, just call her over to do it. Don’t be busy and rest properly.”

    听到尚可答应,尉勋起身梳洗,穿戴整齐后打开房门。

After hearing Shang Ke’s response, Wei Xun got out of bed to freshen up, and opened the door after he was dressed properly.

    保镖恭敬地站在门口,视线顺着地上散落的衣物,不受控制地看向里侧的大床。床上的人半撑着身体,脸上带着半睡半醒的神色,丝柔的被褥滑到腰际,白皙的皮肤在一片深沉的湛蓝中,仿佛闪烁着玉色的微光。那一眼的风韵,让保镖看得心里发颤,脑中只有两个字:妖孽!

The bodyguard stood respectfully by the doorway, his line of vision following the pieces of clothing scattered on the ground. He uncontrollably looked towards the large bed leaning towards the side of the room. The person on the bed was half propped up, with a half asleep and half-awake look on his face. The supple silk bedding slipped to his hips, white skin that looked like a piece of glimmering jade on a piece of deep blue. The charm in that glance made the bodyguard’s heart tremble. There were only two words in his mind: Demonic charmer!

    “看什么?”一个冷冷的声音打断保镖的遐思,随即是重重的关门声。

“What are you looking at?” A cold voice interrupted the bodyguard’s daydreaming, followed by the sound of a heavily closed door. 

    保镖立刻垂下头,不敢再有任何杂念。

The bodyguard immediately hung his head, not daring to have any more distracting thoughts. 

    尉勋警告地瞪了他一眼,然后大步朝外走去。

Wei Xun gave him a warning glare, then strode over outside.

    这一去,便是好几天。尚可也不在意,钻进实验室继续做他的研究。

The trip took several days. Shang Ke didn’t mind, and got into the laboratory to continue his research.

    两人的关系进入朦朦胧胧的恋爱期,每天短信电话不断。尉勋越来越忙,尚可也将主要精力投入第一批机器人的调试和生产。尉兴业正忙着官场博弈,也没有功夫再找尚可的麻烦。

The relationship between the two entered a hazy love period, with constant text messages and phone calls every day. Wei Xun was getting busier and busier, and Shang Ke also used the majority of his energy to throw himself into the debugging and production of the first batch of robots. Wei Xingye was occupied with bureaucratic affairs, and he didn’t have the time to find and bother Shang Ke.

    一年后,尚可研发的宠物机器人正式投入市场,首批限量发售5000台,每台优惠售价88W,智能等级为A。尚可的初号是SS,以后出售的平民宠物机器人为C级,平均售价为10W。另外还提供B级以上S级以下的专属定制,S级的定制价格至少在1500W以上,而且每年不得超过15台。

A year later, Shang Ke officially released his robotic pet research into the market. The first batch was limited to 5,000 units, each with a discounted price of 880,000 and an A grade intelligence level. Shang Ke’s Chu Hao was SS, but pet robots sold in the future will be C ranked with an average price of 100,000. In addition, exclusive customization was included in robots above B grade and below S grade, but the price of custom-made S ranked robots was at least 15,000,000 or higher, furthermore, production is limited to 15 units a year.

    尉勋先后在十几个国家进行了宣传展示,新型智能机器人的名气早已响动全球,一经发售立刻抢购一空。不久之后,在各大网站陆续出现许多宠物机器人的视频,它们展现出来的智能,让所有人为之疯狂,网上几乎被机器人刷屏。

Wei Xun has carried out several publicity demonstrations one after the other in several countries. The fame of the new type of intelligence robot became popular all over the world, and was immediately sold out when released. Soon after, many pet robot videos appeared on major websites one after another. The intelligence they revealed was extremely popular with everyone, and the Internet was practically flooded by robots.

    【我是一个游戏菜鸟,尽管家财万贯、装备逆天,依然斗不过隔壁家的二傻。直到我用2个月的零用钱买下了小宠,终于咸鱼翻身,大仇得报。事了拂衣去,放下一切恩怨,我和我的小宠,成就了一段美满姻缘。下面开始撒狗粮……】

【I’m a noob in games. Despite my wealth and heaven defying equipment, I still can’t beat the two fools next door. It wasn’t until I used 2 months of pocket money to buy a pet, and finally this couch potato turned over and got revenge. After brushing everything away, I put down my grievances, and my little pet and I have achieved a blissful marriage. Let’s start spreading dog food…】

    【自从有了爱丽丝,我的管家失业了,我的金毛失宠了,我的生活规律了,我的爱好改变了,我的人格升华了,妈妈再也不用担心我挥金如土、豪气干云的性格“”不到朋友了。】

【Ever since I got Alice, my housekeeper is unemployed, my golden retriever has fallen out of favor, my way of life has changed, my hobby has changed. My personality has been refined, and my mom is no longer anxious about me squandering money (like dirt) and my arrogant personality no longer cheats my friends.】

    【会打游戏算什么?我的宠物精通六国语言,会接电话,会发短信,会扫描病毒,会百度,会按摩,会开锁,还会骂人!】

【What’s the use of being able to play games? My pet is proficient in six languages, can answer the phone, text, scan for viruses, search on Baidu, massage, unlock the door, and also swear at people!】

    ……

    购买首批A级机器人的客户,大部分都是颇具人气的土豪或网络红人,说服力和煽动力无与伦比。他们发布的各种视频,让众人对机器人的追捧在短短几周时间便达到了顶峰。

Most of the customers who bought the first batch of A-grade robots were popular local tyrants or Internet celebrities, who were unparalleled in their ability to persuade and motivate. The various videos they released caused the number of people desiring the robots to peak in just a few weeks.

    可以预见,当C级宠物机器人正式投入市场时,会引发怎样的购买热潮。

It’s expected that a buying craze will be triggered after C grade pet robots are officially released into the market, 

    宠物机器人的出现,最受冲击的就是各大游戏公司。他们的游戏程序完全无法和宠物机器人的智能相比,如果不能尽快改进游戏模式,提升难度,迎接他们的将是毁灭性打击。唯一庆幸的是,宠物机器人暂时还无法大批量生产。

The emergence of robotic pets had the most impact on every large game company. Their game programs were completely incomparable with the pet robot’s intelligence. If they cannot improve the game mode as fast as possible or upgrade the difficulty, they would be greeted by a devastating blow. The only thing they were glad about was that pet robots were temporarily incapable of mass production right now.

    但无可否认,尉勋的智能RT公司所拥有的技术水平,对相关行业必将造成巨大的影响,甚至有可能加快技术改革的进程。

However, it was undeniable that the technological level of Wei Xun’s Intelligent RT company will inevitably have a huge impact on related industries, and may even accelerate the process of technological reform.

    尚可并不担心事业的发展,真正让他烦恼的是戚辰。

Shang Ke was not at all unworried about the development of his career, but he was genuinely concerned about Qi Chen.

    尉勋将尚可保护得滴水不漏,戚辰根本没有机会和他单独相处,几次邀约都被拒绝。回家看望戚父戚母,也故意将时间错开。

Wei Xun protected Shang Ke so thoroughly that not even a drop of water could leak through, and Qi Chen simply had no chance to be alone with him, and all his invitations were rejected. Shang Ke (decided to) return home to visit the Qi parents and deliberately staggered the time.

    尚可不想见他,也不想把关系闹得太僵,只能先拖着。戚辰如今拥有勿独的记忆,又拥有系统的辅助,若激怒了他,对谁都没好处。

Shang Ke didn’t want to see him and he also didn’t want to make their relationship too stiff, so he could only drag on first. Not only did Qi Chen have his memories, he also had the system’s aid. If he irritates him, it wouldn’t be good for anyone.

    好在最近忙着开发机器人,与尉勋亲近的时间不多,戚辰那边似乎也很平静。

Fortunately, he was recently busy with the development of the robots, and he didn’t have much time to get close to Wei Xun. The situation with Qi Chen also seems pretty calm.

    但是,首都圈子就这么大,尉勋与尚可的关系,也在小范围内出现了一些流言蜚语。富家公子养几个情人并不是什么大事,但尉勋的身份太敏感,与女性交往没问题,和同性暧昧不清,那就是一个红果果的丑闻。

But the capital’s social circle was only so big, and some small-scale rumors appeared in the relationship between Wei Xun and Shang Ke. It’s not a big deal for a rich son to raise a few lovers, but Wei Xun’s identity was extremely sensitive. It was okay for him to associate with women, but to have an unclear relationship with another man was a huge scandal.

    “尚先生,这是尉夫人的邀请函,希望您今晚务必赏光。”一名西装革履的中年男子彬彬有礼地递上邀请函。

“Mr. Shang, this is an invitation from Mrs. Wei. I hope you’ll be sure to show up tonight.” A middle aged man, impeccably attired, politely handed over the invitation.

    尚可打开邀请函看了看,邀请他的人是尉勋的母亲宋觅珍,名义是观看一场私人音乐会。

Shang Ke opened the invitation and took a look. The person who invited him was Wei Xun’s mother, Song Mizhen. The invitation was done under the excuse of watching a private concert.

    选在尉勋出差的时候邀请他,不用想也知道来者不善。他虽然是尉勋的合作伙伴,但还没有资格参加宋觅珍的私人音乐会。不过既然发出了邀请,他也不能不去。

Choosing a day when Wei Xun was out on a business trip to invite him, they clearly weren’t up to something good. Although he was Wei Xun’s collaboration partner, he did not have the qualifications to participate in Song Mizhen’s private concert. But since he was sent one, he can’t not go.

    尚可好好整理了一番,然后在保镖的护送下,前往宋觅珍的别墅。

Shang Ke carefully tidied himself up, then proceeded towards Song Mizhen’s villa with the escort of his bodyguards.

    虽然做好了准备,但当他见到大厅的情景时,还是小小吃了一惊。富丽堂皇的大厅中,全是衣着光鲜的名门淑女,只有他一位年轻男性,显得格外扎眼。

Although he was well-prepared, he was quite startled when he saw the scene in the lounge. The magnificent hall was full of well-dressed ladies from prestigious families only, and he was the only young man there, looking particularly dazzling.

    在众人异样的目光中,尚可神色坦然地走到宋觅珍面前,微微躬身,礼貌地感谢她的邀请。

Under everyone’s strange gaze, Shang Ke calmly walked in front of Song MiZhen, bowed slightly, and politely thanked her for the invitation.

    宋觅珍不动声色地打量他,没有露出任何厌恶的表情,如同一位温和的贵妇人,简单向众人介绍了一下,然后对身边的王沁雅说:“沁雅,赶紧去准备一下吧,你可是今天的主角,我们万分期待你的演出。”

Song Mizhen looked him up and down without batting an eye, without showing any disgusted expression whatsoever, just like a gentle lady. She simply introduced him to everyone, and then said to Wang Qinya at her side, “Qinya, hurry up and get ready. You’re the protagonist today, and we really look forward to your performance.”

    尚可一听便明白了,宋觅珍这是准备用才貌兼备的准媳妇来打他这个地下情人的脸?

As soon as he heard it he realized: Was Song Mizhen planning to use her talented and beautiful prospective daughter-in-law to embarrass him, the hidden lover?”

    王沁雅出身世家,身材相貌万里挑一,又是一位小有名气的钢琴师,在一群名媛中,甚是出众。

Wang Qinya was born into an aristocratic family. Her figure and appearance stood out from the masses. She also has a bit of fame as a pianist, and was extremely outstanding even in a group of young debutantes.

    王沁雅坐在钢琴前,熟练地弹奏着古典音乐。但在场大部分人,包括她自己在内,注意力都不在演奏上,而是时不时瞥向坐在角落的尚可。

Wang Qinya sat in front of the piano and skillfully played some classical music. However, the majority of those present, including herself, were not paying attention to the music performance, rather, they were glancing at the corner Shang Ke sat in from time to time.

    尚可神色平静,目光如水,打算做一朵低调而没有存在感的壁花,让她们看个热闹,然后飒然而去。

Shang Ke had a serene expression, and his gaze was like water. He was planning on being a low-key and non-existant wallflower, allowing the women to watch with excitement, then leave like the wind.

    宋觅珍的意思,尚可很清楚。她家教良好,不屑于污言秽语,所以用这种文雅而不是身份的方式来羞辱他。

Shang Ke was very clear on Song Mizhen’s meaning. She had a good upbringing, and was disdainful of foul language, so she used this type of elegant, not pulling rank way to humiliate him.

    尚可什么场面没见过,根本不在乎这种小把戏。

Shang Ke had seen all kinds of schemes and he completely didn’t care about this sort of small cheap trick.

    几首曲子弹奏完毕,大厅立刻响起热烈的掌声。

After a few songs were played, the hall immediately echoed with warm applause.

    随即,宋觅珍提议众人若有兴趣,也可以上台一展所长。淑女们大多擅长一两种才艺,自是落落大方,毫不怯场。

Immediately following that, Song Mizhen raised a suggestion that if anyone was interested, they could come up and show off their skill as well. Most of these ladies of noble houses had at least one or two things they were excellent at. They were bold and free of stage fright.

    有拉小提琴的,有飙高音的,有展示茶艺的,还有人拿出自己带的点心,介绍烹饪心得。

Some played the violin, some sang, some showed tea ceremony skills, some even took out their own deserts and introduced their cooking.

    其中以宋觅珍最为抢眼,无论是小提琴、唱歌、茶艺还是厨艺,她几乎样样精通,引得众人赞不绝口。

Amongst them, Song Mizhen was the most eye catching. No matter if it was playing the violin, singing a song, tea ceremony or cooking, she was good at them all causing everyone to praise her without end.

    尚可眼观鼻鼻观心,尽职尽责地做一个安静的美男子。但作为万花丛中一点绿,再怎么安静也改变不了被人揪下来的命运。

Shang Ke watched calmly, diligently being a beautiful quiet man. But as the grass amongst flowers, no matter how quiet he was someone would try to pull him down.

    只听宋觅珍说道:“尉勋喜欢艺术,相信他看中的朋友,必然也有这方面的才能。今天难得如此热闹,不知尚先生是否愿意为我们表演几个节目?”

He merely listened as Song MiZhen explained, “Wei Xun is fond of art, and I believe that the friends he settled on must also be talented in that field. It’s rare for things to be so lively today, I wonder if Mr. Shang is willing to perform several shows for us?”?

    尉勋喜欢艺术?您仿佛在逗我。

Wei Xun’s fond of art? You must be kidding me.

    尚可微笑道:“夫人抬爱了,我只是一个平平无奇的技术宅,实在不知道表演什么。”

Shang ke gave a small smile and said, “Madam is favoring me, I’m just an average tech geek. I don’t really know what to perform.”

    “别扫兴嘛,我们可都表演了。”一个女孩鼓动道,“就算唱首歌也行啊。”

“Don’t be a spoilsport, we all perform.” A girl incited him, “Even if you sing it’ll do.”

    “是啊是啊。”众人纷纷附和,一脸热切。

“Right, right.” Everyone echoed one after the other with eager faces.

    尚可看了看时间,对宋觅珍道:“夫人,时间也不早了,表演结束后,可否容我先行告辞?”

Shang Ke checked the time, and told Song Mizhen, “Madam, it’s late, is it possible for me to leave first after the performance?”

    尚可直视宋觅珍的眼睛,两道清澈的目光,看得她有些不自在。在这种场合下,他不但没有丝毫羞愤和紧张,反而表现出了超乎寻常的涵养和气度。事到如今,表不表演其实已经不重要,因为他从头为尾都没有给别人任何羞辱他的机会。

Shang Ke looked straight into Song Mizhen’s eyes, his two clear eyes making her somewhat uneasy. On such an occasion, not only did he show the slightest shame, anger, or nervousness, instead, he displayed exceptional self-control and bearing. As matters stand, it actually didn’t matter whether he performed or not. From beginning to end, he didn’t give others any chance whatsoever to embarrass him. 

    得到宋觅珍的首肯后,尚可缓缓起身,来到钢琴边,手指轻轻抚过琴键,然后开始弹奏。

After getting Song Mizhen’s approval, Shang Ke slowly got up and approached the piano, gently caressing the keys with his fingers. Then he began to play.

    原本众人见他选择了钢琴,都觉得他是在自取其辱。然而,当琴声响起的那一刻,她们才明白自己错得离谱。即使是不懂钢琴的人,也听得出王沁雅和尚可的差距。前者只是颇具才气,后者却已自成一派。

Originally, when everyone saw that he chose the piano, they all felt that he was humiliating himself. However, the moment the piano music began, they realized that they were completely wrong. Even those who don’t understand the piano can hear the gap between Wang Qinya and Shang Ke. The former was simply rather talented, but the latter was already a class of his own.

    一曲完毕,尚可向众人躬身,然后告辞离去,不再理会身后的纷扰。

After the song was over, Shang Ke bowed to everyone, then took his leave, not paying attention to the turmoil behind him.

    走出别墅,尚可没有坐车,而是独自在寂静的道路上信步而行。仰头望着繁星点点的夜空,心中一片澄净。

Shang Ke didn’t take a car after walking out of the villa. Rather, he quietly strolled on the road by himself. He raised his head to gaze at the starry night sky, and his heart was clear.

    正在这时,口袋里的手机响起,尚可刚刚接起,便听到里面传来尉勋略显压抑的声音:“你在哪?”

Just then, the phone in his pocket rang. As soon as Shang Ke picked up, he heard Wei Xun’s slightly repressed voice coming through, “Where are you?”

    “回家的路上。”说话间,一辆汽车正好从尚可身边疾驰而过,随即骤然停在几百米开外。尉勋从身上下来,手里拿着手机,远远望着尚可的背影。

“On the way back home.” As he spoke, a car drove by next to him and stopped a couple hundred meters away. Wei Xun got out holding his phone as he looked at Shang Ke’s back.

    “我听说你被我妈妈请到别墅来了?”尉勋一边打电话,一边跟在尚可身后。

“I heard that my mom invited you to her villa?” Wei Xun called him while following behind Shang Ke.

    “嗯,是的。”

“Mhm, yes.”

    “她有没有为难你?”

“Did she make things difficult for you?”

    “没有。”尚可笑道,“还挺有意思的。”

“No.” Shang Ke said with a laugh, “It was quite interesting.”

    “可可……”

“Keke… “

    “嗯?”

“Hm?”

    “……”

“…”

    尚可等了一会,没有听到尉勋的声音,于是又道:“尉勋,不管你听到什么,都不要多想。从你闯进我家那天开始,我就无路可逃了。你这个人,又霸道又不讲理,还很喜欢仗势欺人,完全不考虑我的感受和立场,让我一个面对各种麻烦和危险。”

Shang Ke waited a bit but didn’t hear Wei Xun’s voice, so he said again, “Wei Xun, no matter what you heard, don’t think too much about it. From the day you broke into my house, I have no way out. You’re overbearing and unreasonable, and you also like to bully others. You completely disregard my feelings and standpoint leaving me to face all kinds of troubles and dangers.”

    “……”

“… ”

    “但是,”尚可轻笑一声,“你知道为什么即使你如此糟心,我还愿意留在你身边吗?”

“But,” Shang Ke laughed gently, ”Do you know why I would stay by your side even though you are so annoying?”

    “为什么?”

“Why?”

    “因为你每次见到我,都是一脸缺爱的样子。而我别的没有,就是有爱。

“Because every time you look at me, it’s always with a face lacking love. And I have nothing but love.”

    话音刚落,一双手臂突然从后面紧紧抱住他。

As soon as the voice fell, a pair of arms suddenly hugged him tightly from behind.

    “对不起,可可……”

“Keke, sorry…”

    还有,我爱你,爱到无法自拔。

Also, I love you, so much I am incapable of extricating myself from you.


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5 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 272: This Life—The Beginning (XIII)

  1. CattyCoopster says:

    First~! 💕 I love this novel and your hard work! 🥰

  2. Miranda You says:

    Me extraña no ver un tofu.

  3. fanofnovels says:

    i noticed that there are some paragraphs lefts untranslated here. didnt notice if the few previous chapters are the same but there are about 3 paragraphs untranslated that i notice. maybe old doc update?instead of the fully translated one?hope admins notice this message

    • SnowTime says:

      Thank you for catching those, I missed those woops

  4. Lucas Joseph says:

    4th~
    thx for da update ~( =∩ω∩= )~

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