PDSA Chapter 69

Chapter 69: Getting Along Well

The little boy dashed over to them. “Daddy, are we going out? I want to come along.”

The little fellow liked looking at the various products sold at the store. Although most of the time, his mommy won’t let him eat them, to be able to look at them was fun enough!

As they went out, he held his mommy’s hand in one hand and his daddy’s in the other. He then skipped out of the house, looking quite pleased.

“Xiao Ze, slow down.”

After Cheng Liyue had finished saying that, from the corner of her eye, she saw the man gazing at her intently.

Ever since they had come to this place, Cheng Liyue’s heart had not stopped racing. At this moment, as their eyes met, there was a faint gleam in their eyes which neither of them was aware of.

Cheng Liyue looked away, slightly abashed. The man’s charming eyes contained a hint of smile.

In the grocery store

The little boy sat in the shopping cart, his big eyes glancing left and right. Gong Yexiao pushed the cart while Cheng Liyue picked out some fresh vegetables. In the eyes of the onlookers, was this not the picture of a family of three?

Gong Yexiao had always maintained a low profile so when he was in public, he was not afraid of being recognized. However, those who caught sight of him were intimidated by his bearing, thinking to themselves that they were in the presence of a person with great influence.

Cheng Liyue’s virtuous side could be seen. Shopping for groceries wasn’t something new to her. After selecting the vegetables, she headed over to the meat section. She even took into account the ingredients needed for tomorrow’s breakfast.

At the checkout point, because she had gotten more things, Cheng Liyue intended to pay for the groceries. As she was looking around in her bag for her card, a golden card entered her field of vision.

“Use mine.” The man’s deep, magnetic voice sounded.

Glancing at it, Cheng Liyue pushed it aside and simultaneously pulled out her card. Raising her head, she said to him, “I’ll use mine.”

His brows creased. This woman was being too formal with him. At this time, the cashier was done ringing up their purchases. Cheng Liyue was quick to hand the cashier her card, but the man was even quicker. “Take mine.”

“Mine — use mine.” Cheng Liyue said as she scrambled to pay.

Looking at the two cards, the cashier gave a laugh and took the golden card from the noble man. “Then I’ll swipe this gentleman’s card.”

Cheng Liyue did not blame the cashier and put away her card.

After the card had been swiped, she realized that the man had already taken the bags of groceries and had pushed Xiao Ze who was still in the cart to the front to wait for her. The cashier handed back the card to her. “Miss, here’s your husband’s card.”

Cheng Liyue’s face burned. Did the cashier think Gong Yexiao was her husband?

Cheng Liyue did not bother with an explanation and retrieved the golden card and walked over to Gong Yexiao. With an acute hearing, the man couldn’t help but overhear what had been said.

“Since it’s your husband’s card, you can just keep it.” Gong Yexiao said with a playful smile on his face.

Grinding her teeth, Cheng Liyue fixed him with a glare. “I don’t want it.” As if the card had scalded her hand, she made to return it to him.

But the man was wearing a jacket with no pockets. Because Cheng Liyue had seen him taking the card out from the pocket of his trousers, she instantly slipped it back in.

Her slender hand delved in his pocket, trying to ensure that the card had been properly placed inside lest it fall out. She firmly searched inside his pocket.

However, realizing what she was doing, she withdrew her hand, appalled.

Gong Yexiao’s handsome face was drawn taut for a few moments. His gaze was fixed on her. Gritting his teeth, he said, “You done copping a feel?”

Cheng Liyue was dying of mortification. Clearly, she hadn’t been thinking things through, to touch him in such a way.

“How bold of you to openly tease me so.” Gong Yexiao was not letting her get away with that.

Cheng Liyue was going crazy. She quickly looked over at the little boy for fear that he would hear these words that were not suitable for the ears of a child. She saw that the little boy was busy trying to open a bottle of milk. It appeared that he hadn’t been listening to the conversation between his daddy and mommy.

“Mommy, please open it for me.” The little boy handed her the bottle of milk. Cheng Liyue took it from him. She usually couldn’t pry the lid off directly with her fingers because her nails would hurt so much.

While she was trying to figure out a way, a large hand took the bottle from her. She saw that the man had opened it easily before handing it back to the little fellow.

Cheng Liyue was startled. During the past four years, she had to depend on herself for everything. Even when she couldn’t get it done, she would have to rack her brains to ensure that it was done. She now came to the realization that it was actually quite useful to have a man around.

Small things like getting the bottle cap opened.

When they returned to their new place, there was nothing lacking. The various ingredients that Cheng Liyue bought were put away. She enjoyed stocking up the fridge.

Because Cheng Liyue did not like having rice for dinner, she prepared some noodles. This was something she was particularly good at. She had been cooking noodles for four years, and her son loved eating it. The previous time Gong Yexiao had them, he did not dislike it either.

Cheng Liyue got busy in the large kitchen. In the spacious hall, the little boy had taken out a box of lego and was attempting to build a robot. Gong Yexiao sat on the floor next to the kid, keeping him company. It made Gong Yexiao proud seeing the skills his son had. Only when the kid was stuck did Gong Yexiao help him out.

Half an hour later, Cheng Liyue brought out three bowls of noodles. A delicious aroma wafted in the air. Finely chopped scallion were sprinkled on the noodles and some thinly sliced meat were placed around it. It looked appetizing.

“Come and eat after washing your hands.” Cheng Liyue called out.

The father and son pair got up and went to the bathroom together to wash their hands. They sat at the table. The floor to ceiling glass windows with a panoramic view and the crystal chandelier hanging down from the ceiling gave the place a sense of opulence and grandeur. The delicious aroma that permeated the air added a homey atmosphere.

Gong Yexiao’s gaze landed on the woman who was sitting at the table after taking off her apron. Several strands of hair hang loose against the sides of her face. Wearing a beige T-shirt and a pair of slim jeans on her slender figure, was enough to make men drool.

The details of that night from four years ago had long been lost to him. But after knowing that it was this woman, some of it gradually became clearer in his mind.

He recalled that she had fervently taken the lead that night. Blooming unreservedly like a rose, she had enticed him.

If only… she yearned for him now as she had back then, it would be more than he could ever ask for.

“As today marks the first day we’ve moved to a new place, let’s celebrate it with a bottle of wine.” The corners of Gong Yexiao’s mouth turned upwards. A glint flashed in his eyes.

Wine could accomplish a great deal of things.

“I can’t drink.”

“It’s alright. You don’t have to drink much. It’s just half a glass.” Gong Yexiao then opened his wine cabinet and took out a bottle of red wine from it and also brought out two wine glasses. Opening the bottle of wine, he filled both glasses half full.

“Daddy, what about me?”

“What would you like to drink?”

“I’ll drink milk.” The little boy remembered that they had bought four bottles of milk. He was thinking that he could drink another bottle.

“Only after you’ve finished this bowl of noodles, then you may drink the milk. Don’t even think about drinking it without finishing your noodles.” Cheng Liyue said to the little boy. She was concerned that he would only think of drinking milk and not take his meal.

“Oh alright.” The little boy pouted pitifully.

Gong Yexiao sat down. Handing her a glass of red wine, he clinked his glass against hers and said, “Cheers.”

 

 


First off, I would like to wish everyone a very happy new year! Hope 2019 will be an awesome year for every single one of you.

Secondly, I’ll just go ahead and say that I’m uncomfortable with how GYX acts in the later part of the chapter here like he’s trying to get CLY drunk all for the sake of getting some.

There will be forceful kisses in the upcoming chapters. At this point, I honestly don’t even know if GYX genuinely likes CLY or he just wants to get in her pants. And the lack of communication between the main couple irks me to no end. If the last 2 chapters have fooled you into thinking that the ML has changed for the better — he hasn’t and he will still be the same overbearing man.

Around ch 120ish is where the second couple in this novel will meet each other. But it will only be around ch 180/190ish that we’ll read more of their interactions with each other. The second couple is pretty cute but there will of course be some misunderstandings between them. However, the 2nd ML isn’t like our overbearing ML.

As the author delves into the development of these two couples (and from what I understand from reading the spoilers there will be new couples introduced in future chapters), the little bun will take a backseat in this story (which is sad tbh, bcs it was the little bun who got me interested in this novel). But don’t worry, our little bun will eventually get his own story (not sure what chapter will that be). I’m currently on ch400 and the couples have only been just the ML/FL and the 2nd ML/FL so far. There will also be characters who are thirsty for these two male leads and would try their hardest to be an annoying pain in the ass.

So here’s where I ask for your opinion — is anyone still interested in this story and would like for me to continue translating it?

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50 thoughts on “PDSA Chapter 69

  1. Hi. I only started reading today so I’m not sure if this is a little too late..

    It is much appreciated if the translator continues, but only if you want to, of course. I find the story a whole lot less frustrating compared to Bringing the Nation’s Husband Home. Continuing with google translate can be a pain, but beggars can’t be choosers. Just do what you want. 😊

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  2. we do appreciate ur translation that much i hope you could continue wid more chapter rekease we do understand situation translators encounter and thank you for sharing ur time translating but we hope if u gonna drop this novel may we request for summary of chapters to finish it all if you would not mind

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  3. Thank you for translation of these story I have just started reading it and find the characters are growing, and would like to see who they progress further in the story. Thank you for all your hard work.

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  4. Excuse me!
    Mantis Translator-sama!

    I remember your message on a chapter a couple posts back about how this novel isn’t really how you thought it would be. And was considering dropping it.
    And well, after having read to this point and seeing how things are playing out.
    I can see why you have had such thoughts. And wouldn’t really mind if you dropped this story!
    But, I would like to make a suggestion if you would really like to drop this story!
    There’s a really similar story to the one you’re constantly translating and it’s called, “The Untouchable President”.
    And the translations for that story are rather dreadfully slow and I believe the translator is doing it casually and not ready to dedicate to translating it.
    So why not go take a look at that project and translate that story?
    I also believe it is better.
    The ML in that story at least has a conscious. And is t shameless scum controlled by a penis.

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    1. I decided to give translating a try after reading ‘the untouchable president’ last year and have actually translated a few chapters of ‘the untouchable president’ before finding out that I couldn’t poach a novel that is currently being translated by someone else lol. So I went on a hunt for something similar and that’s how I ended up translating PDSA. But I’m on a hiatus now. Will keep your suggestion in mind when I return to translating. (:

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    2. Oh my! Thank you for taking the time to even consider the suggestion!
      Thank you very much!
      And posing question, wouldn’t cotranslating the novel, TUP be faster?
      Especially since it’s a rather long series.

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    3. As each translator have their own choice of words to translate certain Mandarin phrases/terms/metaphors, having to standardize these, as well as ensuring that there is a coherent flow to the chapters seems rather tedious.

      This wouldn’t normally be an issue for a team of translators who can read Mandarin. But I can’t read Mandarin. I rely heavily on audio listening (to the raws) when translating. And would edit/re-phrase the MTL’d lines then and there. I don’t see how co-translating would be possible in my case.

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    4. Err.. y’know how MTL has this audio button for you to listen to a text that has been copied and pasted into the translation box? Yeah.. I’m making use of that button to translate. Although I can’t read/write Mandarin, I can speak (a little) and understand basic Mandarin when it’s being spoken/read to me.

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  5. I understand if you want to stop translating, but I still like the story! A lot would be solved if they just sat down and he asked or she explained what exactly happened that night. Right now, he thinks she was licentious and she thinks he was sorta rapacious (she’s victim blaming herself from what I can tell).

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  6. I am also enjoying this story even if the ML is a bit too much! I would love to continue reading your translations, but I understand that if the story doesn’t suit your interest, translating will become a slog. I support whatever choice you want to make! Thank you for your hard work.

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  7. Out of all the web novels I’m currently reading, this is the one I look forward to the most. Please continue translating this story! We appreciate all your hard work on this so far. Happy New Year!

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  8. HELL YEAH!!! 😆😆😆
    I like this story so much I am thinking about it (and has been checking the update) everyday 😆😆😆so please, continue.. 🙏🙏🙏
    And Happy New Year for you, too, dear translator 😇😇😇

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  9. I love this story! Please keep translating this! Pleaseeeeee~~ we really appreciate your efforts and your translation is veryyy good. Thank you so much! And Happy new year!

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  10. This is my first time commenting, I hope you have a wonderful 2019! As for the novel, I really do wish for you to continue translating it. Though it might get a bit frustrating to read at times, I’m sure it’ll be worth it in the end!

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  11. I am very interested in this novel. Lord, I even wish there were daily releases again. Of course, I know it would be hard on you so I am not complaining. But I still enjoy this a lot, so I really hope that you continue translating it.

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  12. happy new year and i wish you an interesting 2019 .
    and yes please continue the novel it s to interesting and i wish to knows how this three form a happy family and resolve all the misunderstandin

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  13. Yes! Please continue. At least until you have time to spare. Also、 I enjoy reading this a lot so thank you so much for all your efforts.
    And Happy New Year!!!

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  14. First of all Happy New year!

    Second thanks for the chapters 😊.

    I like these sweet moments and I totally argree these two need to talk a lot more!
    Anyways for now I would love to read more 😊

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  15. I like this story! And wouldn’t mind reading more.
    Thanks for the chapter as always!

    Mmmmmm. I think he is getting better? ML… is…. he understands that she is cold to him. And he just wants to open her up. And maybe get a kiss here and there because he has determined to himself that he is indeed physically attracted to her.
    The only inkling so far as to how he feels mentally and emotionally is when we, readers, see what he thinks about when he looks at her when she’s taking care of the baby.
    And he thinks to himself. “I wish she’d be gentle to me.”
    Is really his only thought.
    But he is lacking some EQ if you know what I mean. And doesn’t know how to go about it. And doesn’t really understand her. And it’s against his pride to actually have a talk to her about his feelings. Smh.
    And if bean takes a backseat…. WHATS THE POINT. He’s the saving grace to his scum of a father

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  16. I will stil love to read it.. but if this is the case please increase no of updates. with just 2 chapters a week or even 7 how many years will it take to get to the interesting part.

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  17. Happy new Year! 🎉 🎉
    Since you asked for opinions, I usually would still read the story but the ML really irks me and if he’s not gonna change I think I will drop this story, I really can’t stand his rude/rapey behaviour…
    You’re doing an awesome job as a translator though👏

    Since so many ppl would like you to continue it I think you should, if you want to 😊

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  18. Oh please continue translating the novel! I’ve been checking on it daily for any update. This novel completes me day and it’s all thanks to your effort.

    Happy new year!

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  19. I find it kinda interesting that there are two couples in this story…totally interested to see it continue, though if our first ML doesn’t get less rape-y then I will be disappointed.

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  20. Hi. Thank you for you hardwork & happy new year!

    Honestly, I usually will keep my hands off from novel that have more than 300 chaps and the novel is still on going such as this novel. I hate it when the novel has the same plot/drama just like other novel just for the sake of prolonging the novel. 😂

    But I cannot resist our liitle bun. He is too cute! I woyld rather skip the whole chaps if there is no little bun. Or maybe you can just make a summary? 😅😅

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  21. Happy New Year!!
    Thank you for your hard work last year.
    Could you please continue the novel.
    Hopefully GYX does fall for CLY by the end of the novel.

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