Chapter 3: Don’t Look For Him Later
Lin Xin felt depressed. She never imagined that her favorite male lead would appear so thin in his childhood, with barely any strength to harm a chick. There wasn’t much meat on his body, and his hair was thin and sallow. The boy who stood half a head shorter than her truly lacked any kind of toughness. In this case, the so called toughness did not refer to how strong his body is physically, but rather if the boy has the backbone to stand up for himself. Meanwhile, the girl who should become a vicious female lead in the future was now just a beautiful and kind little flower. According to the laws of transmigration, Lin Xin should have become Wu Anan. Instead, she became a character whose name was never even mentioned in the novel.
Lin Xin observed all the events around her as an outsider. She didn’t want to interact with Lin Xinyu, neither did she plan to help him. If Zhao Qiang hadn’t acted so excessively, she never would have saved him.
Just when Lin Xin was about to leave the vicinity, the corridor suddenly resounded with Wu Anan’s cheerful shouting, “Lin Xin! Lin Xin, my sister sent me a letter. Come over and see!” She held an envelope in her hand while waving at Lin Xin enthusiastically.
Compared to a weakling like Lin Xinyu, Lin Xin preferred the energetic Wu Anan. The fourteen-year-old’s body had developed well; she had a high chest, thin waist, and long white legs. She also had a perfect goose egg shaped face, along with clear, bright eyes. Next to her, Lin Xin looked more like a strange aunt.
In the original novel, Wu Anan’s description was truly the definition of “beauty.” With her current foundation, it wasn’t difficult for Lin Xin to predict that Wu Anan would look as stunning and lovely as a rose in just few more years.
But for the time being, this pretty young girl wasn’t obsessed with Lin Xinyu as she was described to be in the novel.
“Hey, why are you going to find him again?” Wu Anan looked at her with dissatisfaction. “Look how short he is, that boy is no fun. Let me tell you, my sister said he won’t live past the age of eighteen.”
Just eighteen years old? When the supporting male lead met the protagonist, he was already twenty-seven years old. She had no idea what happened to him before then. He couldn’t have died before the story had even started.
“Impossible, that can’t be true right?” Lin Xin took a second glance at the boy. From the distance, Lin Xinyu’s frail back looked as if it could disappear into the rain at any time.
“Why not?” Wu Anan said matter-of-factly. “My sister heard the doctor speaking to the Dean; he said that the boy was born with a congenital heart disease, meaning he could only live to eighteen years of age. I’ve told you this before, don’t you remember?” Ever since Lin Xin had woken up from her heavy fever, she seemed to have forgotten many things, and had even changed her attitude.
In the past, Lin Xin was more of a loner. Both girls lived together in a dormitory; when Wu Anan was alone with her in their room, Lin Xin was like hedgehog who would put up her thorns in defense. But now, she seemed to be so much gentler. Just last Saturday, when Wu Anan didn’t want to get out of bed, Lin Xin was kind enough to bring a meal to their room. Since the girl was two years younger than her, Wu Anan couldn’t help but take her young roommate as a little sister and be intimate with her.
“I forgot.” Lin Xin never acquired the memory of the original owner of this body, so she openly blamed her previous illness as the cause of her forgetfulness.
“Well, now you know.” Wu Anan patted her back and spoke in an adult-like tone. “Don’t look for him later. My sister said that since it’s obvious he’ll die young, it’s best not to invest any feelings with him or else you’ll only become more sad when he passes away.”
Lin Xin thought her words were quite reasonable, but she didn’t feel comfortable. Just the idea of it felt wrong, but she couldn’t pinpoint why at the moment. Knowing that Wu Pingping had similarities with her younger sister, Wu Anan, she couldn’t help but be curious.
“I know.” Lin Xin didn’t want to continue with this topic.
She pointed to the letter in Wu Anan’s hands and asked, “What did your sister write to you?” Wu Anan opened the letter and explained, “Sister said she will wait for me to graduate from junior high school. Afterwards I can go to S City to study in high school.”
The world’s general structure was similar to Lin Xin’s original world; S City in this novel was also known as the Magic City**. It was one of the most prosperous cities in Z country. Since it boasted some of the world’s top companies, there were many business talents to be found here. The standard of living in this city ranked first in the country.
- Magic City: Nickname for Shanghai City in the real world. In this fictional world, S City has the same nickname.