Chapter 9 – Leaving (2)
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“Xue Yao, is this rouge to your liking?”
He Yunshu turned out to be an inventor in the making. She carried out experiments all by herself and was keen on producing quality cosmetics.
Since ancient times, women have always struggled to earn money and He Yunshu was unwilling to join this trend. She intended to develop this potential business, so she came to her good friend first for her opinion.
Indeed, He Yunshu’s journey was like that of a fledgling’s first flight. In the beginning, she came to this strange world unsure. To make her flight even rockier, she was greeted by evil servants and the only one that is actually humane was her servant girl, Hong-er.
Too bad for the evil servants; she was not a woman to be trifled with.
She had managed to get rid of them for good. Afterwards, she began to wander aimlessly and met the first woman in this strange world who she could actually call the most beautiful.
She found Xue Yao excellent at talking. Though born into the lower class of society, she still preserved a cultured bearing. She noticed that they could get along really well—like they have been friends for a long time. Even though they had just recently known each other, their views on some things were particularly in harmony.
He Yunshu came from the future and her ideas were greatly influenced by her origin. However, it was so bizarre that Xue Yao had similar ideas which gave He Yunshu some misgivings. Did she perhaps befriended a transmigrator like her? She thought of asking Xue Yao the impossible but chose to tell her a phrase instead.
“Socialist Scientific Outlook on Development1.”
He Yunshu blurted out with a determined voice.
Su Xin, who was about to give her opinion of He Yunshu’s rouge, immediately fell silent.
Could Xue Yao possibly tell something about the famous outlook of modern China?
He Yunshu hoped for a reaction that screams familiarity but what she got was a confused look instead.
“Yunshu, what are you talking about?”
“Nothing, something just came into my mind.” He Yunshu shook her head and lost her heart. Xue Yao was not a person from her original world.
They continued to engross themselves over the fabricated rouges.
At this moment, Su Xin was wearing the newly fabricated rouge on her lips while He Yunshu scrutinized. Her lips looked enticing, covered in bright red color but He Yunshu thought it was too striking for Su Xin’ demure face. She promised to give a softer shade next time.
As the time progressed, Su Xin got weary and helplessly told Fourteen that she felt like she was a marketed consumer and He Yunshu was the one instigating the business.
[I can’t find the appropriate words for this situation.] Fourteen said nonchalantly, ignoring Su Xin’s plight.
They spent a lot of time in each other’s company. He Yunshu deemed Su Xin as someone who has a pure heart, almost childlike, despite of the circumstances she was in. She was full of political wisdom and philosophies that are all ahead of her time. Her speeches were also remarkable. It was a truly a pity that someone this clever was ought to stay in this pit for forever.
On the other hand, Su Xin thought that He Yunshu was a golden finger. Not only can she make rouge but also soaps. Miss Mary Sue has great opportunities. She looks forward to the day when she will make sanitary napkins.
- Scientific Outlook on Development (SOD) means China has to change from over-reliance on a cheap labor force, funds and natural resources to well-educated workers and improvement of science and technology, a development mode that not only values quantity and speed but also high quality and energy-saving.