Can we please admire how beautiful this book cover is? 🙂
well hello gorgeous.
Also shout out to Pwip who’s translating Marriage Concerto (A Small Thing Called Love) also by Chestnut about the sadistic dog pair Qiao Yichen and Ding Meng! Mo Zhen seems like a nice cinnamon bun beside Qiao Yichen.
Mo Zhen somehow always failed at kicking the cheeky ghost out of his house, even though she had caused so much trouble, he never could bring himself to actually kick her out. After putting a sleep mask on his face, Mo Zhen laid on his bed to finally get a good night’s rest.
The night was peaceful, Ah Yao was curled up on the sofa… … watching TV.
In order for Mo Zhen not to notice, she had deliberately turned the TV sound to mute, her two eyes blinked as they read the subtitles on the screen.
Because God Forbidden Zone 3 had started shooting today, all of the major TV stations had decided to re-broadcast all of the God Forbidden series, but this time, Ah Yao was watching the first film of the series.
“The God Forbidden Zone” series was about how in the near future, human beings had almost gone extinct due to an unknown virus that caused had millions to die. Finally, a man named Dr. Gao Sen, a genius brain doctor, put forward a program to save mankind – the Human brain data was to be preserved until after the disaster, and only when you inserted the data into the host body would the person be resurrected.
Although this approach was theoretically possible, there were still many flaws in it. Such as, how will computers that store brain data last for several decades? And how will they resurrect the “body” at a set time? The time that the film was set in was in another decade, maybe a hundred years from now- or even a thousand years, but would the virus-infected Earth even be able to handle human inhabitation at that point? There were some human sociologists believe that the study itself was an anti-human, anti-socialism research study.
Dr. Gao Sen had gotten infected with the virus, allowing the organizations that were against his research to begin making their move. Suddenly, the fate of all of mankind was unknown.
Dr. Gao Zhen, who had died in the first film due to the virus, had saved his brain data and successfully resurrected himself. At the end of the first part of the film, Gao Sen had opened the door to his secret laboratory, which housed dozens of “bodies” that looked exactly like their human counterparts.
Ah Yao watched with extreme interest, the actresses and actors on TV all had such gentle and elegant expressions, it was very difficult to believe that in real life, they were very different people. Taking her landlord for example, when he wasn’t angry, he was truly so good looking… … Though even when he was angry, he still looked pretty good.
Ah Yao looked towards the direction of the second floor, she turned off the film that was playing on the TV and with no regrets, she laid down on the sofa to fall asleep.
Hope to dream at night when the dream of Dr. Gao Sen, Amen.
The next morning at six o’clock, Mo Zhen was awakened by Tang Qiang’s call as per usual, “Emperor Mo, wake up, the day has already begun!”
Mo Zhen: “… …”
‘Thunk.’ The sound of the phone dropping onto the floor resonated through the room, Mo Zhen’s eyelids were half closed as he lazily laid on the bed.
Soon the phone rang again and again, “Emperor Mo! Today is the first day of shooting, you do not want to be late!”
Mo Zhen rubbed his head sleepily, and finally sat up from the bed, “I know … …” Mo Zhen’s voice was lazy, his low and not yet awake voice made people shiver. Tang Qiang on the other end of the phone was silent for a moment, he dryly coughed and said: “Emperor Mo, don’t sound so sexy so early in the morning,”
Mo Zhen scrunched his eyebrows, Tang Qiang guessed that he was about to hang up very soon and quickly said. “Do I need to pick you up?”
Mo Zhen, who’s finger was about to press the hang up button, paused, and returned the phone to his ear, “No, I’ll drive there myself.” Mo Zhen then hung up the phone neatly and readily threw the phone onto his bed.
He lifted his eyelids and looked towards the direction of the window.
“Good morning, Mr. Landlord.” Ah Yao stood beside the window, bowing her head as she smiled at him. The morning sun shone through the white curtains behind, running through her almost transparent body and landed lightly on Mo Zhen’s head.
Mo Zhen squinted his head, threw off his blanket, and turned over to get out of bed, “Who allowed you to go on the second floor?”
Ah Yao’s smile stiffened for a moment, but the curves of her mouth were still grinning perfectly in place, “I just wanted to say good morning.”
“Nobody wants to see a ghost say hello to them when they first open their eyes.” Mo Zhen went to the closet, opened the door and looked up. “I’m going to change clothes so you can get out.”
Ah Yao looked at the Mo Zhen’s tall and straight back, and blinked, “You are in really good shape, you shouldn’t be afraid of being seen.”
Mo Zhen’s right hand stopped when he was about to remove his white shirt, he turned around and looked at Ah Yao, “How did you know my body was in good shape?”
“Because I’ve seen it.”
“Where have you seen it?”
“On TV!” Last night she had watched “God Forbidden Zone 1”; in one of the scenes, Dr. Gao Sen was in a medical examination and had exposed his bare upper body to the camera. She had seen it very clearly- whether it was the strong chest or the Eight! Pack! Abs!
“TV?” Mo Zhen smiled. “Where were you watching TV?”
Ah Yao: “…”
“Ah ha ha ha ha, you want to change clothes, right? I won’t bother you, take your time.” Ah Yao quickly evacuated Mo Zhen’s room, the door shutting quietly behind her. Ah Yao sighed, her landlord’s temper was truly not very good. Next time she would remind him, if he continued to be angry all the time, he would get wrinkles.
Seeing Ah Yao drifting away, Mo Zhen stared at the morning sun that shone through the room,
this chapter is dedicated to Emperor Mo’s set of eight pack of abs.