The chapter you have all been waiting for. Closeup picture of Nai He under the willows above.
Chapter Twenty One I Was Waiting For You
Xiao Ling thought that life was full of mysteries.
Like now, the night before the Level Six exam, she was being dragged by Wei Wei to go shopping.
Okay, even though she said it first, that they should relax and not study right before the exam. But Wei Wei didn’t have to react so quickly and, with eyes shining, pull her and race straight for the clothing store … …
Er Xi and Si Si also found it strange.
After dinner, they found out that Xiao Ling and Wei Wei were not back at the dorms. The books were all on the table, so they couldn’t have gone for more self-study. Er Xi was bored and sent a text message to Xiao Ling asking for their location.
Very quickly, Xiao Ling replied to the text –– Buying clothes with Wei Wei.
Er Xi was very surprised and asked for the specific store. She took Si Si with her to go spectate. Running to the store and opening the door, they saw Wei Wei just walking out from the changing room.
Er Xi and Si Si suddenly stopped at the doorway.
They hadn’t seen such an eye-catching Wei Wei before.
The usual ponytail was gone and her hair was left to flow naturally. At the end, the strands slightly curled and fell onto pale-white shoulders. She was wearing a crimson thigh-length dress. The v-cut design in the front displaying delicate collarbones. The thin material of the dress draping closely as it fell down the body, showing off the waist which tempted others to believe they could circle with one hand. A slight movement sent the dress into countless waves. Under the dress, perfectly proportioned and pale legs were displayed, entrancing all to be unable to remove their gaze. On the feet were thin crystal heels, exhibiting the delicate nature of the appendages. The entire person seemed to be shining, the whole effect intimidating and majestic. The inside of the store seemed to light up.
The store became very quiet. Xiao Ling was blown away. After a while she saw Er Xi and Si Si and immediately started showing off: “How is it, I helped Wei Wei pick it out. Pretty good taste, huh?”
Definitely good taste, Er Xi was going to say. But in front of the mirror Wei Wei was complaining dejectedly: “Xiao Ling, couldn’t you help me pick something more innocent looking?”
Xiao Ling: “… …”
Er Xi: “… …”
Si Si: “… …”
The salesperson rolled her eyes inside. No part of that dress wasn’t innocent! You are the one with too much of a hot body and too many curves. It has nothing to do with our innocent and pure dress!!
After that moment of silent, Xiao Ling speechlessly turned and started picking out clothes again. Er Xi walked into the store and asked Wei Wei: “Why did you think of buying clothes now?”
Wei Wei: “Because I found that the clothes from last year had lint balls >o<”
Er Xi stayed silent. I told you that already, but weren’t you pretty happy a few days ago wearing them?
Si Si said: “But you didn’t have to come out now to buy clothes, it’s exams tomorrow.”
“Uh … …” Wei Wei didn’t know what to say. She didn’t want to tell anybody yet that she was meeting with Nai He, so she tried to cover it up: “That … … tomorrow I have an interview!”
This wasn’t lying. Tomorrow’s interview, that was the interview of a lifetime!
Er Xi thought that it was strange: “You are going to work over the summer? What type of manic employer would schedule an interview on Saturday night? We don’t even finish our exam until five twenty.”
Wei Wei jiong.
That “maniac” … … seemed to be her … …
In the afternoon when Nai He had proposed meeting up, Wei Wei feel like … … how to describe it. Like she just realized that she was hungry and then from the sky fell a whole heap of chicken wings.
There was shock.
There was surprise
There was not knowing what to do.
There was definitely nervousness.
She almost started overthinking. Nai He might not be proposing a meeting for the video. Maybe, it was an excuse? But this thought was too narcissistic and Wei Wei threw it back into the depth of her mind.
A million thoughts roiling in her mind resulted in Wei Wei’s brain freezing – –. When she replied to Nai He, half a minute had passed and only with a simple “Okay.”
Nai He didn’t seem to mind her slowness. After receiving a positive answer, he straightforwardly sent over his contact information.
“My cell, 13xxxxxxxxx.”
Wei Wei looked at that line of numbers and her heart started beating furiously. Even more excited than when Nai He had proposed meeting up.
Nai He’s phone number.
Finally, finally, they had a connection in real life.
Wei Wei hurriedly wrote down the number and thought that she should probably respond with her own phone number. But, she had no phone right now = =
Her cell phone had been stolen last year, and then Wei Wei found that life without a cellphone was too easy and too comfortable so she didn’t buy a new one. Really, a student didn’t have much that they needed a cell phone for. In the dorm, it was students from the same department. Any matters only required passing it on.
But now, if she didn’t give a phone number, Nai He might think she was insincere. Wei Wei reluctantly typed: “My phone was stolen and I haven’t bought a new one >o<”
To show her sincerity in meeting, Wei Wei took initiative and asked: “Where should we meet? I’m at UA, outside the 4th Ring Road. You’re probably in B City too.”
Even they hadn’t asked for details from each other but there were always hints from conversation. Nai He surely had guessed she was at B City so he had invited her to meet.
“En, I’m here.” Nai He indifferently responded, “I’ll go pick you up at UA, what time are you free?”
Wei Wei was startled by the “pick up” and her head was dazed so she said what was on her mind: “My exam is tomorrow, I’m free after five thirty.”
“Six o’clock I’ll wait for you at the Eastern Door of UA?”
“Five thirty.” Otherwise she had to wait a half hour. It seemed that Nai He seemed pretty familiar with UA, her mind dazedly computed. Wei Wei didn’t think before sending the message and stopped in show. She, she ,she seems to be too eager. *cry*
The more she thought, the worst the embarrassment. She quickly confirmed the time and left behind a “Tomorrow when it’s time, I’ll call your cell. I have something so I’ll leave first” before quickly escaping. And then she just sat there staring at the computer, and then stared at her wardrobe
“The pure and innocent type, go try.”
Bei Wei Wei was still deep in her thoughts. Xiao Ling impatiently thrust what she had into Wei Wei’s hands. Really, she was doing the hard work and Wei Wei was still picky, humph!
Wei Wei was flustered as she took the clothes back into the changing rooms. It only took a short while to come out. Xiao Ling nodded in her head.
This time, it wasn’t a dress. A short shirt with mid-length sleeves and a tailor waist, paired with a light-blue skirt with printed flowers. The workmanship and tailoring of the clothes were very normal but on Wei Wei’s body, it had a feeling of refinement. And the blue and white recalled clear skies and did cover up some of the bold beauty that was set into Wei Wei’s bones.
Using Er Xi’s words, it was successful in pretending to be pure and innocent. (Wei Wei >o<)
Wei Wei was very satisfied herself. Even though she wasn’t very used to the skirt as it came down to a few centimeters above her knees, but the skirt didn’t move when she was wearing it. She stood proudly in front of the mirror.
Si Si looked at Wei Wei in the mirror and teased her: “Wei Wei, don’t put such importance on that. It’s just an interview. Don’t you usually think that what’s on the inside matters?”
Wei We sighed heavily, “Meeting for the first time, anything inside is just meaningless at the beginning. This type of heavy weaponry, it’s better to be saved for fatal strikes.
Er Xi: “… … You strong!”
After playing with her friends, Wei Wei looked at herself in the mirror. She kept feeling that something wasn’t right. “Ah, shoes.”
She was still wearing that pair of crystal heels that Xiao Ling helped pick.
Xiao Ling said: “This pair is very pretty. With a skirt, you should wear those heels.”
Wei Wei shook her head: “Too high.”
She was already 169 centimeters tall. This pair of shoes is another seven or eight centimeters. Added together, she would be around 175 centimers.
If Nai He … … wasn’t that tall then … …
This time, she didn’t burden Xiao Ling. Wei Wei chose a pair of flat white sandals with a bit of a heel and received recognition from her friends. Wei Wei then started bargaining with the salesperson.
Behind her, Er Xi quietly said: “That shirt, it’s very conservative … …”
The collar had two lines of little buttons that were tightly closed. Nothing was showing.
Xiao Ling nodded: “Very clean and pure, perfect for Wei Wei. For an interview, a bit of the student aura is good.”
Er Xi remained silent. Inside she was screaming. Was it only her along that thought that this shirt with the buttons was so tight that it was even more tempting? What was called a forbidden temptation? This was it!
Er Xi cried silently.
At last, Wei Wei used two hundred to buy the three items. On the second day, she wore it directly to the exam as there was no time to change since they were meeting at five thirty.
As a result … …
The exam room descended into shock.
In reality, what Wei Wei was wearing was pretty normal. But Wei Wei didn’t usually wear skirts. It wasn’t that she didn’t like them, but classes took place far away from the dorms. Wearing skirts made it hard to bike.
So today when she changed her attire, countless eyeballs dropped in surprise. Wei Wei was used to being the center of attention but today even she started getting self-conscious. Luckily the exam started quickly and released her from that kind of embarrassment.
The Level Six exam went abnormally smoothly. In the middle there was one reading comprehension passage that was the same as what Wei Wei had read recently on an English newspaper. It helped save Wei Wei a lot of time. Completely finishing and double-checking included, only fifty minutes had passed.
So Wei Wei started daydreaming. Her heart, which had calmed because of the exam, started to move again. After ruminating for a few minutes, Wei Wei decisively stood up and handed in her exam early.
Coming out of the location, Wei Wei took a deep breath.
The time was getting closer. It was almost five thirty. Nai He was probably on the road to UA. Right now, was he also … … also this nervous?
Walking along the unpopulated university roads, Wei Wei sped up and slowed down erratically, mirroring her emotions, which were uplifted one moment and apprehensive the next. In her hand, she tightly grasped the card that had Nai He’s phone number. She had memorized the number, but she was afraid her memory was faulty and then she wouldn’t be able to find Nai He.
Wei Wei’s exam building was pretty close to the eastern entrance. After walking about ten minutes, she could see the Eastern Door. Knowing that Nai He most likely hadn’t come this early, Wei Wei still stared searching from very far away.
Exams hadn’t ended so there were not many people near the Eastern Doors. Only a few people were passing through. Wei Wei didn’t see anybody like Nai He but at first glance saw somebody from the legends.
Wasn’t hat person beside the doors underneath the willow Xiao Nai?
Wei Wei couldn’t help but take a few more glances.
Outside the Eastern Doors, the willow trees had matured very well. Each of the branches full of greenery, gently sway underneath the sun. That person wore a simple white shirt and calmly stood under the tree. From far away, Wei Wei could only see his inky black hair.
It really was Xiao Nai.
Why was he here?
It looked like he was waiting? Who had that power, to let Xiao Nai Da Shen wait.
Thinking about it, Wei Wei automatically walked towards the other side of the door. She didn’t have the courage to stand together with Xiao Nai. But after a few steps, she found that on the other side of the Eastern Doors there was a large tour bus parked there.
Uh … …
Nothing to do about it, she had to change direction and walked towards Xiao Nai. At this time, Xiao Nai seemed to sense her and looked up.
Wei Wei’s steps paused as her gaze met his clear stare.
Wei Wei couldn’t remember who had said a phrase –– whatever place Xiao Nai stood, that place will magically become scenery, it was not the appearance, but the personality that made it so.
This moment was like that. Xiao Nai was not doing anything but standing there. That part of space seemed unlike the surroundings, almost holding a type of supernaturally indifferent grace.
Under a daze, Wei Wei felt that this scene was very familiar.
A willow tree waving in the wind.
A man as nonchalant and elegant like bamboo.
A calm and waiting attitude.
Where did she see it before? Wei Wei dizzily thought, awkwardly shifting her eyes. She lowered her head and kept walking, but still felt … …
Couldn’t help but raise her head.
And as result, meet Xiao Nai’s stare.
He was still quietly looking, the gaze clear and focuses. It seemed to give Wei Wei a misconception –– he was waiting for her to come closer.
But that wasn’t possible? Wei Wei didn’t think that highly of herself.
But why did he keep on looking at her? Has Xiao Da Shen seen her before? Knew that she was in his faculty? So he looked at her a bit more?
En, this seemed more reasonable. Then … … should she go up and greet him, especially since they were in the same faculty?
But … … would it be misconstrued as flirting >o<
Wei Wei’s steps involuntarily slowed down. But slowly, very slowly, she still went closer … …
At the end, she still bowed down under the pressure of holding the stare for so long, prepared to be asked “Who are you”. Wei Wei stopped, gathered her courage and greeted him: “Xiao shixiong, how coincidental.”
Wei Wei dejectedly lowered her head, feeling very awkward. She was vexed at herself for being agitated. Walking past him was fine, she didn’t have to greet him. Now she was being ignored.
How about, quietly floating past?
Thinking wildly, Wei Wei couldn’t resist raising her head again. She found that the corner of Xiao Nai’s mouth had curved up slightly and in the eyes that were looking at here, there seemed to be a hint of laughter.
And then Wei Wei heard his voice.
“It’s not a coincidence.” A slightly cold voice passed gently into her ears, “I was waiting for you.”
42 thoughts on “微微一笑很倾城 Chapter Twenty One “I Was Waiting For You””
yesssssssssss…its hereeeeee…u make me refresh this page for 2 hours…and thanksss…heehee..Wei Wei so beautiful like that…ur Daren will blank..shock…keekeee…more excited nowww..
Ahh, it makes so happy people want to read this. Because the past chapters take place in the game, what Wei Wei looked like sort of faded from people’s memory. So we focus more on her actions and personality.
Appearences are less important in the long run though, so the focus was on the right things.
Finally they meet! Thank you for this new chapter!
Thank you for reading and commenting!
Loved it! Thank you 🙂
So did he know all along who she was?!
That’s what Wei Wei wants to know!
So, our Wei Wei has the body of a goddess, eh?
Now I’m curious, did Xiao Nai already know who she was? Is that why he proposed to her in game in the first place? Does he have like a secret crush on her or something? Ugh. So many questions!!
Another great chapter, thanks wwyxhqc!
All your questions will be answered. Some soon, others a bit later. Thanks for reading!
Awesome! Thanks! Finally, the two meet! I got a feeling Xiao Nai already knew who she is…
Thanks for reading! Xiao Nai knows… … it was just poor Wei Wei left in the dark.
Thank you for an exciting chapter. Now, like everyone else, how does he know about her?
Because he’s Da Shen. (No, really, it’s because he’s Xiao Nai) Gu Man took a long time to set this up.
How?? How did he knows it was Wei Wei? I would love to read from his point of view…
i think he knows her first thanks that was awesome
Kyaaaaa! Can’t wait for the next part. (>_<)
Thanks so much for the update!
It’s amazing how Wei Wei just seems like a breath of fresh air and is so innocent about her looks. I know she knows she is beautiful and that plenty of men follow her around like puppy dogs, but she doesn’t flaunt her beauty nor does she use it to make people do her bidding. Plus, despite how stunning she is, she obviously doesn’t automatically assume that a handsome man like XIao Nai would naturally fall for her. I like Wei Wei more and more with each chapter.
I wonder about something, though. Wei Wei obviously is attracted to Xiao Nai and quietly worships him. But she also worships Yi Xiao Nai He. So if Xiao Nai and Yi Xiao Nai He were two different men and let’s say they were both comparably handsome and charming, whom would she pick? What does everyone think? It’s like choosing between two awesome male leads, right?
I like how considerate she is. She was worried that she might be too tall if she wore high heels and make him feel uncomfortable. I think she’ll choose Yi Xiao Nai He because she was attracted to his brains and personality and had no idea that he’s good looking. She’s very modest and down to earth.
Yup. I agree. She was sad when she felt that she couldn’t meet Yi Xiao Nai He anymore when he was missing. In the chapter where they went shopping, she didn’t seem disappointed when they just missed Xiao Nai.
Also, the high heels are very funny. So is the fact she want a more “pure and innocent” dress. It’s really not her fault what her body shape is.
Hmm? It’s an interesting thought.
At the moment Wei Wei is infatuated with both of these guys. Note: At this stage it’s infatuation – not love. She knows absolutely nothing about either of them, except for the little tidbits of information she has gathered. It’s like being “in love” with an idol – you don’t love the idol, you love the ‘idea’ of the idol.
Typical idol: Handsome, has a nice voice, dances well, seems soft spoken and good natured.
That’s all you know about this idol. However, as the recent case of Kim Hyun Joong (Playful Kiss) perfectly illustrates, “everything is not as it seems.” What Wei Wei knows of both Yi Xiao Nai He & Xiao Nai is what they have let known about themselves, their “personas” if you will. Her knowledge of both of them is very superficial, i.e. it doesn’t go beyond the surface(skin-deep). Given these qualifiers, it’s hard to come to a definite answer as to whom she would pick.
My question is, would it matter? If they (Xiao Nai & Nai He) were two separate persons, wouldn’t they just be carbon copies of each other? Not exact copies, of course, but if both were: equally good looking, equally intelligent, equally charming and charismatic – it should be a given that Xiao Nai’s mannerisms, reasoning, speech patterns, etc would mirror those exhibited by Nai He. This basically makes them the same person in different bodies. Making it almost impossible to decide who she would choose. In the end, it would come down to Wei Wei – what exactly does she want? Who is the ‘right’ one for her? It’s a decision only Wei Wei can make. She can either date both and decide which one is right for her or she can flip a coin and choose. (I flipped a coin because I couldn’t decide: Nai He won) LOL!
Sorry for writing this mountain of text, I love/hate questions like these. I love them because they make me think and I hate them for the same reason, I have a penchant for over-thinking, even the slightest thing. Hence the mountain of text.
– P.S. If you found any spelling and/or grammatical errors above, they’re yours to keep. 😀 😛
I agree with what you have written here. What Wei Wei feels isn’t “love” as much as “like with the potential for more.” However, I think she got to know “Nai He” better than Xiao Nai just because she has spent more time with him online. I feel there is less “idolatry” with Nai He than Xiao Nai. I’m not that familiar with Korean idols but Nai He does not fulfill the requirements. From a sociological perspective, we may all “present” a certain persona to the outside world depending on the situation or the person that we are engaged with. Using the internet as a mask, Wei Wei actually got to know Xiao Nai a lot better as “Nai He” which wouldn’t have been much more unlikely in real life. I think we could say that “Nai He” was a “truer” version of Xiao Nai (terrible usage of terms) or an inner self. From the encounter on the road and previous chapters, Xiao Nai seemed much more unfriendly and proud. But the Nai He Wei Wei knew was artistic, protective of her, devious, tried to comfort her and protective.
The “they are carbon copies” bit I agree with. I think this happens a lot in some of the other romance novels. Not exactly carbon copy, but both the main and second lead are rich, handsome, and cool except when interacting with the female lead.
When they are too similar, I just think they should have a threesome. 😛
You stimulated me into also writing a mountain of text.
I think she would pick Nai He over Xiao Nai. At the time of the first face-to-face meeting, Xiao Nai is the “idol” whereas Nai He would be the “potential boyfriend.” Wei Wei doesn’t know anything about Xiao Nai at all, except that he’s the star basketball player and swimmer, that he’s very handsome and successful, and that he’s very aloof. That’s why she calls him Da Shen, because he is out of this world and out of reach to her. Nai He, on the other hand, might have started off as a Da Shen, but then as she got to know him, he became “Nai He” because she started to see his flaws, his protectiveness, his kindness toward her, etc. So Nai He would win hands down.
Now, however, if somehow, Xiao Nai manages to whisk Wei Wei off and charm her for 2 months, before Nai He makes an appearance, then I think the scales would be balanced, at which point both men would be almost carbon copies.
The true dilemma would be a scenario in which Nai He and Xiao Nai were different men, but identical twins. Aha! Whom would you choose then, huh?!
“His flaws” become attributes. Wei Wei is a hypocrite when it comes to Da Shen (but it is very funny). Like I said earlier, I think a threesome is the best choice.
Thank you for translating. Umm Xiao Nai seem to know before the meeting that who is Wei Wei.
Yay they finally met!! But after finishing the whole novel, I actually find myself to like the chapters in front where they haven’t met more…
Hmm. I think some others think that too. Was it because it was too fluffy? Or some other reason?
YiXiaoNaiHe/XiaoNai and willow tree are cannot be separated xD
“I was waiting for you.”
*flip table* hands down this is the most heart pumping scene ever… killer naihe!! uurrrghhhh..
Now I’m imagining him AS the willow tree
“She almost started overthinking. Nai He might not be proposing a meeting for the video. Maybe, it was an excuse?”
tbh, i thought the same too… weiwei gone MIA for a couple of days in jianghu maybe makes him realize that he don’t want to ‘wait’ anymore. okay.. call me delulu.
Omg!! They finally meet!
thank you very much!
salesperson so funny! ahaha! shirt with buttons even more tempting?! lol!
that meeting!what! -screams excitedly-
Thanks for the chapter!
Hahah, more tempting. Pfft. Finally finds out the truth!
God damn, this chapter! I was getting nervous together with her for her!
“It has nothing to do with our innocent and pure dress!!”