The Complete Guide to the Use and Care of a Personal Assistant Translator: Jury Editor: NomNom First Published on Chaleuria — Chapter Forty-eight Ling Miao and Ji Linxi went to the company together, but at the door they met the person they least wanted to meet—Hu Lin! “Why’d he come back?” Ling Miao murmured frustratedly. Ji Linxi was also surprised. According to the schedule, Hu Lin should have returned after the Dragon Boat Festival, but he had returned three days early. The most important part was that if Hu Lin was at Ling Miao’s interview today, Ling Miao would fail with a hundred percent certainty. Hu Lin caught sight of Ji Linxi and Ling Miao. He walked over wearing a warm smile. “Good morning, Manager.” Ji Linxi tamped down on the disgust in his heart and greeted Hu Lin, who replied with a bland ‘Mm’ before his gaze fell on Ling Miao. “He came to interview?” Hu Lin asked. “Yes,” Ji Linxi replied guardedly. Hu Lin looked at Ling Miao and said pityingly: “A lot of capable people are interviewing today, and the company’s only hiring one person. Linxi, Ling Miao’s in a pretty precarious position.” With these meaningful words, Hu Lin went ahead into the company building. Ji Linxi watched his departing back with a cold smile then pulled the conflicted Ling Miao aside: “Don’t stand there like...Read More
The Complete Guide to the Use and Care of a Personal Assistant Translator: Jury Editor: NomNom First Published on Chaleuria — Chapter Forty-seven In silent agreement, neither Yan Li nor Su Yuyang mentioned the matter with Ling Miao. Su Yuyang had made reservations for hot pot. After Ling Miao had left, Su Yuyang and Yan Li headed over, Yan Li casually calling Feng Ji to join them. Su Yuyang drank glass after glass of beer but didn’t eat much of the food in the pot. Feng Ji cooked a piece of tripe and tossed it into Su Yuyang’s bowl, but Su Yuyang didn’t see it. “Hey, Yan Li.” Feng Ji scooted closer and asked worriedly by her ear, “What’s up with Yuyang? Usually when I give him tripe he whacks me with his beer glass. But today he’s only concerned with drinking?” Yan Li took the piece of tripe from Su Yuyang’s bowl, put it into her mouth and chewed twice, then spit it out. She took a sip of tea and made a disdainful gesture toward Feng Ji: “No wonder Old Su¹ doesn’t eat the tripe you cook. It’s overcooked.” Yan Li intentionally changed the subject and Feng Ji didn’t pursue the matter further. Su Yuyang put down his glass and said dejectedly: “Have I failed as a boss?” “Why do you think so?” Feng Ji asked, but...Read More
The Complete Guide to the Use and Care of a Personal Assistant Translator: Jury Editor: NomNom First Published on Chaleuria — Chapter Forty-six Of course, Feng Ji hadn’t told Su Yuyang that Yan Li had arrived early so Su Yuyang was still very leisurely reading Ling Miao’s update. “Mm?” Su Yuyang’s eyes went wide. He saw that he had died. Su Yuyang didn’t know when Ling Miao had written the chapter, but one thing he could be sure of was that Ling Miao had written it after Su Yuyang had killed off Ling Miao #2. “Ling Miao.” Su Yuyang inexplicably smiled. The smile was probably a grimace but it also showed hints of indulgence, so it looked rather ambiguous. Su Yuyang wrote down on paper the detailed outline of this chapter and his analysis, then got up and walked out of the room. It was close to noon and Ling Miao was in the kitchen cooking. Su Yuyang walked to the kitchen doorway and watched Ling Miao’s busy silhouette. A great sense of satisfaction made him feel that life like this was what he needed. After lunch, Su Yuyang called Ling Miao over, which Ling Miao casually refused. Su Yuyang was a little disappointed, which led him to demand a word sprint in the group chat. Nobody replied to him but the great sense of failure turned into motivation...Read More
The Complete Guide to the Use and Care of a Personal Assistant Translator: Jury Editor: NomNom First Published on Chaleuria — Chapter Forty-five It wasn’t that Ling Miao hadn’t seen stacks and stacks of red Grandpa Mao¹ before, but when Su Yuyang handed the stack of thin cash bills over, his heart still shook. “Six thousand. Your pay for your work ‘til now,” Su Yuyang said as he handed over the money. (T/N: US$874) Six thousand was a much higher amount than the salary Ling Miao had agreed on with Su Yuyang. Something occurred to Ling Miao, who watched Su Yuyang and said nothing. Su Yuyang saw Ling Miao’s stunned expression and couldn’t help a smile: “What are you waiting for? If you don’t put that away, I’m taking it back.” “Thank you,” Ling Miao said, voice unsteady. Su Yuyang smiled again. “This is what you should get. What are you thanking me for?” “Uh…” As Ling Miao held the money, guilt inexplicably rose in his heart—he was about to leave Su Yuyang, but Su Yuyang just so happened to choose this time to show gentleness. In that instant, Ling Miao suspected Su Yuyang had seen through his plans and was doing this in order to keep him. Su Yuyang didn’t know what Ling Miao was thinking. He raised his head to look at Ling Miao and asked thoughtfully:...Read More
The Complete Guide to the Use and Care of a Personal Assistant Translator: Jury Editor: NomNom First Published on Chaleuria — Chapter Forty-four “Thanks to my assistant Xiao Miao, the friendly sponsor for the character ‘Ling Miao.’ Relax, I won’t treat you badly.” Indeed, it’s me! Ling Miao was glad, but it wasn’t long before the elation turned to worry: “Ah, why did Su Yuyang suddenly toss me into his book?” Ling Miao, did you forget that you made the Great Shu cameo in your book? To Ling Miao’s knowledge, Su Yuyang didn’t read his novel, so he didn’t think that Su Yuyang was aware of Su Yuyang #2’s existence. If Ling Miao had known that Su Yuyang knew about Su Yuyang #2, then he wouldn’t have found it strange that he appeared in Su Yuyang’s book, but Ling Miao didn’t know! Ling Miao’s eyes seemed to shoot jets of fire as they scanned the last line of the chapter. He felt that Su Yuyang’s last line needed to be interpreted differently: Relax, I won’t treat you badly. I’ll only torture you ‘til you die. Ling Miao shuddered and thought: I didn’t provoke you, did I? Why do you suddenly want to torture me to death? Su Yuyang’s actions had unknowingly touched Ling Miao’s most sensitive nerve. Ling Miao’s gaze swept across the line, ‘Relax, I won’t treat you...Read More
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