1970s Gangster Couple Chapter 2

Chapter 02: Love Brother

Translated by Sakura Time

The dark ceiling was the first thing Xiao Xiao saw when she opened her eyes. When she looked down, she noticed the rough walls and spider webs in the corners. Could she still be dreaming?

“Are you awake?” There were two doctors in the health center. The female doctor was on duty last night. Originally, she had to leave early in the morning, but thinking of the brother and sister who came up last night, she couldn’t help but come to see Xiao Xiao. The female doctor breathed a sigh of relief as she saw that she was finally awake. Last night, the girl had such a severe fever, and the medicine in the health center was not that good. She was really worried that the medicine would not be able to reduce the fever.

Xiao Xiao blinked her eyes and found that the environment in front of her remained the same, so the noise she heard last night in her daze and her being carried on someone’s back were real.

The female doctor just thought the child was confused by the fever. Xiao Xiao did not answer. The doctor also didn’t mind and went to take a look at Xiao Xiao’s forehead. Seeing that her temperature had dropped, she said, “Your fever has subsided. Later, let your brother take two more boxes of medicine. Pay attention to your temperature. Just keep warm, and in a couple of days you will definitely be fine.” Looking at Wang Wei, who was huddled in the chair, she lowered her voice and sighed to Xiao Xiao, “Girl, you have a good brother. He walked so far in the snow in straw sandals to carry you to the health center. His feet were almost frozen.”

Although the doctor spoke almost the same as the official language of the interstellar Chinese Federation, her accent was very different. Fortunately, Xiao Xiao was intelligent. After listening to a few words, she became familiar with the accent of the female doctor. With the words of the female doctor, Xiao Xiao looked at Wang Wei, who had curled himself into a ball. Psychologically speaking, such a sleeping posture is a typical sign of insecurity.

But now, regardless of all of this, everything in front of her is strange.

She didn’t know what was going on, and was afraid that her accent would attract attention, so she nodded slightly. She is the young princess who dominates the Interstellar Xiao Group, the youngest tech tycoon who won the Starfire Award, the treasure of the Federation. Even if her body had changed, her noble temperament could be seen even when she had only nodded casually.

The female doctor was stunned for a moment. When she came back to her senses and wanted to speak again, Wang Wei had already woken up.

“Awake?”, He yawned and asked casually. Despite the fact that they lived in the same village, Wang Wei was shunned by all of the village kids. On the other hand, Xiao Xiao was very quiet and only went out to play with the other children in the village on rare occasions. So they hadn’t seen much of each other before marrying. Therefore, Wang Wei certainly could not have feelings for his new wife, but he also couldn’t bear the thought of seeing her die without doing anything. That’s how nice he is. Wang Wei sighed and wiped the tears from the corners of his eyes, which had been induced by his yawning.

Xiao Xiao shifted her gaze to Wang Wei. If everything wasn’t a dream, then it was this young man who brought her to the health center last night. She was dazed by the fever and couldn’t remember anything else. Xiao Xiao could only remember that her face seemed to rest on this person’s shoulder at that time. She could remember her face feeling sore because of his hard shoulders. Looking at him now, he’s too thin, like a hemp stalk poking out of the ground.

Xiao Xiao was being cautious, so she didn’t say much and just hummed.

Wang Wei didn’t care if she didn’t want to say more. Anyway, people in the village were more or less afraid of him. Wang Wei nodded and followed the doctor out to check out and get her medicine.

After Wang Wei and the doctor left, Xiao Xiao took her hands out of the quilt and knew at a glance that they were not hers. She thought about it. Before the anomaly occurred, she was making a breakthrough in the research of space and time compression. Could that be the reason she came here?

Xiao Xiao let out a long sigh in her heart. It seemed that if she wanted to go back, she could only hope for that research.

After finding the reason, Xiao Xiao forcibly suppressed her panicking heart. She couldn’t help but be curious and looked at the surrounding environment. Seeing it, her heart sank to the bottom. What kind of primitive society is this? Why does it look a bit like those of the early days of the founding of the People’s Republic of China? Is this the era which was recorded in history specifically from the Earth Calendar?

Although she is able to become a tech giant, Xiao Xiao’s curiosity is naturally stronger than that. She couldn’t help but lift the quilt and get off her bed. When she walked out of the ward, she saw a vast expanse of white. Is this really snow?

In the interstellar era, humans have long been able to adjust the weather freely, and everything is mainly suitable. If you want to see snow, you need to go to a sightseeing planet that specializes in snow scenes, but that is also artificial.

Facing the natural snow scene, Xiao Xiao couldn’t help but grab a handful and observe it carefully.

Wang Wei just took the medicine and came out of the pharmacy when he saw Xiao Xiao holding a handful of snow like a fool, as she couldn’t take her eyes off it. He suddenly became angry. He walked up to Xiao Xiao to scold her: “Are you an idiot? You just came back from the gates of hell, but right after your fever has subsided, it seems like you just can’t wait to die again. What a fart! Have you never seen snow? I wouldn’t have saved you if I knew you were this dumb!” He said as he knocked the snow off Xiao Xiao’s hand. With the fierce momentum and no leeway for her strength, with a snap, the snow in Xiao Xiao’s hand dropped, and her skinny pair of chicken claws fell. The same hand turned red very instantly.

Xiao Xiao was stunned. This was the first time in her 22 years since she was a child that someone dared to be so cruel to her. Whether it was her family lineage or her own value, no one would hold her accountable wherever she went.

Seeing Xiao Xiao being scolded and still looking at him stupidly, Wang Wei murmured in his heart: Did the Xiao family send a foolish wife to him? But I haven’t heard that the daughter of the Xiao family is this stupid.

Wang Wei reached out and waved his hand in front of Xiao Xiao’s eyes, “Hey, did you hear what I just said? The first thing you need to do is to answer me.”

Xiao Xiao regained her senses and instantly sorted out the situation she was in. People had to bow their heads under the eaves. She should be flexible and learn when to bend or submit and when to stand tall. She must first find out the situation. Moreover, although this person is fierce, he is still quite good to her, not to mention last night, as it was him who carried her on his back to the health center.

“Don’t be angry, I will never do it again.” Xiao Xiao blushed and whispered, “Thank you for taking me here last night.” Xiao Xiao imitated Wang Wei He and the doctor’s accent and deliberately softened her tone. Coupled with her palm-sized face and slender figure, she looked really pitiful.

Wang Wei was made a little uncomfortable by Xiao Xiao’s appearance. He has experience of dealing with malice, but he has never encountered an attitude like that towards him.

Wang Wei forced his face and said, in a jarring voice, “It’s fine if you know it’s wrong. We can go back to the house later.” After saying this, he felt as if his tone was too gentle, so he hurriedly added, “In order to see a doctor for you, I spent four yuan. If something happens to you again, where do I get another four yuan?”

Xiao Xiao is so clever that as soon as he said that, she knew that Wang Wei, who roared like a tiger cub, was just a silver-like wax gun head[1] It is an idiom that we can translate based on how Xiao Xiao used it, as: Wang Wei is not as fierce as she first thought., armed with teeth and claws.

“I’m sorry, I…”, Xiao Xiao twisted the corners of Wang Wei’s clothes at a loss.

“All right, go in and lie down. I’m not asking you to return it now.” Wang Wei was annoyed by Xiao Xiao‘s pitiful appearance and by the fact that although he isn’t afraid of scolding her, he feels uncomfortable with doing so.

Xiao Xiao obediently did what was expected of her and went inside to lie down.

She didn’t notice it at first, but after looking at the sheets and quilt she had been using earlier, they weren’t as clean as she had thought before. Its color was yellow, with unwashed stains everywhere.

Xiao Xiao has no obsession with cleanliness, but her living environment was always clean. The difference is just too large, making her uncomfortable.

Wang Wei frowned and touched the quilt with a slap: “Got any problem with the bed? What are you waiting for? Go on and sleep. I talked with the doctor, and she gave us permission to use the bed until the afternoon. We can go back when the weather is warm.” Wang Wei was worried that their house was not warm enough for Xiao Xiao to recover, and of course, he was more worried about the four yuan that were lost, so Wang Wei shamelessly went to beg the doctor to let them stay.

Fortunately, no one is usually hospitalized at this time. So as soon as he asked, the female doctor agreed.

Xiao Xiao cursed the stinky brat in her heart. No matter how smart she is, she is only twenty-two years old. She grew up in the hands of her parents and brother, a young genius known as the Pearl of the Federation. No matter how many times she tells herself to endure the humiliation, she can’t help but feel a bit resentful.

Wang Wei raised an eyebrow, “Oh, are you still dissatisfied?” He crunched his hands and looked eager to try. That’s right. It’s this look of ignorance that makes it easy for him to clean up.

“Ah, I’m dizzy.” At the sight of Wang Wei’s appearance, Xiao Xiao understood that he eats soft food but refuses hard food[2] Another idiom which translates to “amenable to coaxing but not coercion”. As a genius, she recognized the current events right away. With a cautious expression on her face, she tentatively stretched out her hand and tugged Wang Wei’s sleeve. “My head is still a little dizzy. I want to take a nap for a while, okay?

Wang Wei felt as if he had managed to build up his strength and opened his bow, but was told that he could not shoot the arrow out, so he had to take back his strength. “Sleep if you want sleep. Talk if you want to talk. Don’t move your hands or feet. ” After speaking, he pulled Xiao Xiao’s hand away uncomfortably.

Xiao Xiao immediately smiled at Wang Wei and said in a soft voice, “It’s very kind of you, brother.” Since the female doctor said that the teenager was her brother, it should be right. Then she closed his eyes.

Wang Wei immediately felt like being hit by five thunderbolts. His ears were red as he walked out of the ward and touched his face under the eaves. “F*ck, this girl is too unreserved.” Brother? Did she just call me love brother, ah!?[3]Xiao Xiao called him Qíng gēgē (情哥哥) which can be translated literally as “Love Brother”

The author has something to say:

Wang Wei: So… isn’t it too early for her to call me love brother?!

References

References
1 It is an idiom that we can translate based on how Xiao Xiao used it, as: Wang Wei is not as fierce as she first thought.
2 Another idiom which translates to “amenable to coaxing but not coercion”
3 Xiao Xiao called him Qíng gēgē (情哥哥) which can be translated literally as “Love Brother”

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