Attraction by Sight - Chapter 5 - Yearning
Translated by: Jellylynn
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-耿琳琳(gěng lín lín)- Geng Lin Lin, female protagonist
-成于思(chéng yú sī)- Cheng Yu Si, male lead
-方锐(fāng ruì) – Fang Rui, Geng Lin Lin’s good friend
Cheng Yu Si was still indifferent to Geng Lin Lin, but the number of times he looked at Geng Lin Lin increased. It’s just that Geng Lin Lin and him aren’t aware of it. Cheng Yu Si didn’t realise that it was because the persons involved were baffled, the onlookers can see it clearly. While, for Geng Lin Lin… a big wave of exams are approaching!
Geng Lin Lin was about to spit out blood. Her brain is not stupid but she didn’t pay attention to class this semester. Now, retribution is coming!
In order to deal with the invisible high number of murderers, Geng Lin Lin forcibly commandeered Fang Rui. This boy didn’t listen to class much, but he was able to explain to her clearly. If she didn’t use him, it would be such a waste of resources. In those two days, Geng Lin Lin and Fang Rui were almost tied together, studying and eating together. During self-study, Fang Rui cycled and brought Geng Lin Lin home. Geng Lin Lin would sit on the back seat and habitually swung her legs back and forth. Fang Rui expressed that he was under a lot of pressure. He cycled wobbly and scolded her viciously. Both of them were making a lot of noise and laughter that they stood out in the streets. When they occasionally saw Cheng Yu Si, Geng Lin Lin would show her teeth and smile at him. This kind of smile made Cheng Yu Si think that it was forced.
Cheng Yu Si suddenly felt a little bitter. He also didn’t know why he had these emotions, but anyways, he felt like something was scratching him, itching, hurting for no reason.
Geng Lin Lin flew home on the day all the exams were over. Cheng Yu Si didn’t hurry to leave. He pushed his bike around the big campus. His heart felt empty and he couldn’t lift his spirits. Cheng Yu Si didn’t know what was wrong. This kind of feeling has never appeared before, and it seems that he can’t explain it clearly with his powerful logical thinking.
The vacation was short and very long. With Geng Lin Lin’s mother and Fang Rui’s all-rounded guidance, she figured out something during the vacation. She found that many things in the world can be fought for, except love. And sometimes the more you court over someone, the faster the person would run away. Instead, it was better to let others off and let herself off as well.
Geng Lin Lin sat on the square in the downtown area and watched the setting sun quietly. Her heart was surprisingly calm. At the same time, Cheng Yu Si, who is a thousand kilometres away, was not so carefree. He interned at his father’s company, chose one of the busiest positions, and worked overtime every day. He didn’t have the energy to think of anything else when he got home in the night. After taking a bath, he would sleep. People in the company praised that he was intelligent, progressive and he would become someone useful in the future. Only Cheng Yu Si, himself, knows that he just didn’t want to be idle because when he was idle he would think of Geng Lin Lin. When he thought of her, his heart would ache. At times, he would think of the scene when Fang Rui and Geng Lin Lin were talking and smiling. He was still angry at this time, and he had broken several cups because of this reason. Later, he simply replaced the cup to a stainless steel one, which can’t be broken no matter how many times he threw it. Why can’t it be broken? Why do these words sound so familiar? Cheng Yu Si frozed, wasn’t that what the doctor said about Geng Lin Lin?
Geng Lin Lin, again!
Cheng Yu Si, with low EQ, suddenly felt something wasn’t right. He has never been so concerned about anyone in his life. Does that mean that…he likes her?
Thus, on the last night before returning to school, Cheng Yu Si lost sleep. He was not sure whether he liked Geng Lin Lin or not, but the thought that he and Geng Lin Lin are really together, holding each others’ hands, kissing…. He couldn’t help getting excited. That’s what liking someone is right? It should be right?
Cheng Yu Si decided that the first thing when he returned to school would be to tell Geng Lin Lin and would agree with her!
On the first day of returning to school, Geng Lin Lin met Cheng Yu Si in the canteen.
A bowl of diced meat noodles or that beautiful youth that made one heartbroken. The difference was that this time, Cheng Yu Si took the initiative to sit opposite Geng Lin Lin.
Geng Lin Lin thought about it and decided to make her intentions known. Initially, she would disappear from Cheng Yu Si’s sight. But no matter how tragic the plot is, it has to be explained right? Therefore, Geng Lin Lin gathered up her courage and said,
“I have something to say to you.”
“I have something to say to you.”
Both of them said the same thing at the same time. Geng Lin Lin, “You can say first.”
Cheng Yu Si, “You can say first, ladies first.”
Geng Lin Lin, “Erm that…. I don’t like you anymore, and I won’t like you anymore. So,” She tried to smile as sincerely as she could, “I won’t harass you again, handsome boy.”
Cheng Yu Si’s face sank. “What did you say?!”
This expression is beyond Geng Lin Lin’s expectation. She thought that he should be relieved. Geng Lin Lin felt puzzled. She scratched her head. “I said, I don’t like you anymore. You are free from me.” It is not like she can say I’m unable to capture you so I give up right? That’s so embarrassing. o(╯□╰)o
Cheng Yu Si glared at Geng Lin Lin until it got on her nerves. She didn’t know how she offended him. In the end, Cheng Yu Si’s facial expression stiffened, stood up and left without saying a word.
Geng Lin Lin felt a little strange. “Hey, what are you going to say to me?”
Cheng Yu Si thought and laughed at himself. What he wanted to say? What can he say? Even if he told her, would there be of any use? Cheng Yu Si turned and stared at Geng Lin Lin. He walked away in silence.
Geng Lin Lin felt bitter about Cheng Yu Si’s decisiveness. Even though she knew that this is Cheng Yu Si, Cheng Yu Si would do these actions. She felt that this should be counted as a breakup. Thus, she dragged Fang Rui to drink. Geng Lin Lin is not good at drinking. After a while, she became drunk. Fang Rui is speechless. He took Geng Lin LIn to the toilet to let her vomit. Then, he carried Geng Lin Lin out of the restaurant.
Actually, Fang Rui knows how much Geng Lin Lin likes Cheng Yu Si, even better than Geng Lin Lin herself. But he thinks Geng Lin Lin and Cheng Yu Si are not suitable at all. Cheng Yu Si can attract too many peach blossoms, and Geng Lin Lin is a silly girl who has no ability to keep such a man with her for too long.
“So, don’t look for a person who is too popular in love.” Fang Rui patiently educated Geng Lin Lin who was on his back.
Geng Lin Lin didn’t have consciousness. She kept repeating the sentence, “I don’t like Cheng Yu Si, I really don’t like Cheng Yu Si.”
Fang Rui thinks it is funny. If you really don’t like him and don’t care about him, why stress it over and over again?
Geng Lin Lin persistently continued, “I dont like Cheng Yu Si.”
Fang Rui teased her, “Who do you like then?”
Geng Lin Lin, “I like you.”
Fang Rui just wanted to speak, but he saw Cheng Yu Si looking at them gloomily. Fang Rui thought it was strange. Why do they keep meeting this boy?
The words said just now by the two people were heard by Cheng Yu Si. He was very angry, very angry. He knows that he wasn’t in a position to be angry, but he couldn’t control himself. He went to pull Geng Lin Lin and shouted, “Geng Lin Lin, don’t you like me? You like me!”
Geng Lin Lin didn’t respond. He laid on Fang Rui’s back and still said to herself, “I don’t like Cheng Yu Si, not at all.”
Cheng Yu Si was a little more calm. He felt that he didn’t have any energy. He let go of her hand.
Fang Rui timely provoked him, “Dude, please move away.”
Cheng Yu Si didn’t move.
Fang Rui, “Your relationship with her is over.”
 当局者迷(dāng jú zhě mí , páng guān zhě qīng) – The person on the spot is baffled, the onlooker sees clear (idiom).
 桃花(táo huā)- peach blossoms. It refers to when many rivals in romantic relationships.