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Don't Pick Up Boyfriends From the Trash BinCh19 - Genius Cannonfodder’s Counterattack Record (19)

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translator: baumkuchen  editors: serefina, glitterypanda

061 returned to the meeting point, towards the meet-up signal sent out by 009. 6xFn4j

The very moment 009’s figure came into view, he was like a little chick that had spotted its mother hen, throwing himself headfirst into 061’s arms and causing him to stagger back a few steps.

061 patted him on the head, “……What’s wrong?”

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009 trembled, “061-ge, Chi Xiaochi was telling me horror stories.”

061, “……En?” YxUuSO

 

The time given to meet up and switch places was short, so before he could ask 009 exactly what had happened, 061 was forcibly sent back.

The sound of that gentle “en” mixed with a slight hint of doubt entered Chi Xiaochi’s ears, making them tingle.

 

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After dinner, Chi Xiaochi retired to his bedroom early.

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He put down his cup of black tea, “You’re back?”

061 asked, “How was working with 009?”

“I don’t know about work, but we had a nice dinner together,” Chi Xiaochi said, “I made four dishes and one soup, which he single-handedly devoured. He didn’t leave even a single drop of soup.” ISCFnR

061’s tone was rather helpless, “……En, he has a pretty good appetite. Every Chinese New Year, when we make dumplings, he can eat a hundred and sixty of them.”

Chi Xiaochi, “……”

He thought, it was probably because it was 009’s and his first time meeting that he was rather shy and didn’t exhibit his full abilities.

Poor hospitality on his part, poor hospitality. ZT 320

 

061 asked him, “I heard from 009 that you were telling him ghost stories.”

Chi Xiaochi replied calmly, “I didn’t. I just asked him a few questions, that’s all.”

After mulling over it for a bit, 061 figured he was telling the truth. CeDYnS

Chi Xiaochi himself was clearly also scared of ghosts.

 

Chi Xiaochi wanted to reach for his cup of black tea, but just as his fingers brushed the cup, the entire cup dissipated into bytes of data.

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His fingers closed around nothing, his expression slightly dismayed. wOQ7E

061 especially liked it when Chi Xiaochi, this kind of sensible, clear-headed person, would unconsciously let out some childishness. A little laughter leaked into his voice, “It’s almost time to sleep. Don’t drink this.”

Chi Xiaochi tried to haggle with him, “I want to see whether Tang Huan’s office will release Yang Xiaoyan’s name tonight.”

061 said, “You are recording tomorrow, so you’ll have to be at your best.”

Chi Xiaochi remained unresigned. He was all smiles as he continued to act shamelessly, “I can nap in the car on the way.” RutDK3

061 said, “I can turn off your electricity and internet.”

Chi Xiaochi said, “……Fine, dormitory teacher, you win.”

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061 laughed, “This student, please quickly wash up and get ready for bed.”

As Chi Xiaochi prepared to get up, he asked offhandedly, “What story is the dorm teacher going to read tonight?” 4vn7Lf

061 answered, “《Harry Potter》.”

 

Chi Xiaochi suddenly fell silent.

Maintaining his half-upright position, he said, “Let’s change it.” g6Lwij

 

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Chi Xiaochi’s expression gave 061 the feeling that he might have gone slightly too far this time.

However, since he knew what the problem was, he didn’t need to ask any questions.

061 nodded, simply taking it in stride, and corrected himself, “……Then we’ll continue reading 《The Straw House》.” olip0R

 

After getting Chi Xiaochi to sleep, 061 flipped open 《Harry Potter》. Searching with keywords, he looked up the storyline related to Sirius Black.

At about two in the morning, Chi Xiaochi shakily climbed out of bed.

061 thought he was just getting up to go to the bathroom, but he made a beeline to the small sofa and nestled himself in it. cr6gdO

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061 had been absorbed in reading the book and hadn’t noticed Chi Xiaochi’s condition. It was only now that he realised that Chi Xiaochi’s pajamas had been completely soaked through with sweat, sticking to his body and clearly tracing out the lines of the thin ribs of Cheng Yuan’s body.

 

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Just as he said that, the window slowly closed.

061’s voice sounded, “Don’t be scared. I closed them. You’ve been sweating too much, so you can’t take the cold right now.”

Chi Xiaochi said, “I know it’s you.”

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061 asked lightly, “Had a nightmare?” 1hbKoG

Chi Xiaochi answered him, “It was a good dream.”

 

It was indeed a good dream.

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The clacking noises of mahjong tiles drifted up from the first floor. Chi, Peng, Ting, the women shouted out in a sharp voices, as if doing this would make them luckier. The men enjoyed the cool breeze with their arms bare. In their mouths, were topics like oil prices and wars and how it affected their lives. They waved their palm-leaf fans and cracked open their melon seeds, each of them absorbed in their own fantasy getaways.

 

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A floor above, Chi Xiaochi lay sprawled on the bed, him and Lou Ying each occupying one end.

A hot wind rose from outside, causing the windows to squeak. CHIvN6

The wind brought with it the damp smell of earth and blew over a cover of dark clouds. It was about to rain.

Chi Xiaochi said, “Lou-ge, it’s windy outside.”

Lou Ying looked up from his book and took a look outside the window, “It’s about to rain.”

Chi Xiaochi couldn’t care less about whether it was going to rain or not, deliberately raising a leg to poke at the spine of the book in Lou Ying’s hands, impatiently demanding he continue reading, “What happens next? What happened to Black in the end?” ytio z

The book was torn and tattered, but it had been carefully wrapped in a snow white book cover by Lou Ying. As Lou Ying’s long, slender, and neat fingers brushed across it, they looked incredibly well-matched.

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He moved his gaze back to the book, his expression slightly complicated.

A moment later, he closed the book and sat up from the bed, “It’s too late today, I need to head back. I’ll start reading it to you again tomorrow.”

Chi Xiaochi said, “Just leave the book with me, I’ll read it myself.” HOrqMh

Lou Ying smiled. When he smiled, his eyes lit up.

“If I leave the book with you, will you sleep at all tonight? Don’t fuss.”

Chi Xiaochi was anxious now. He followed in getting up from the bed, “Do Harry and him get to stay together?”

“Who?” lgUKtF

“Sirius.”

“……What do you think?”

Chi Xiaochi furrowed his brows, “Of course they should get to stay together, they definitely have to stay together. He needs Harry, and Harry also needs him. But I somehow have the feeling that he’s going to die.”

Lou Ying placed the book back into his bag, “Don’t worry, he won’t die.” uvI5Gs

Chi Xiaochi, “Really?”

Lou Ying said, “Really. I’ve read till the end. He doesn’t die, he’s perfectly fine.”

 

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In the story, Sirius indeed didn’t die.He even appeared again later on in the series, just as witty and charming as before and just as considerate as before. pK5uS3

Even though Lou Ying fell to his death before the next installment of 《Harry Potter》came out, in the many years following, the Sirius in Chi Xiaochi’s mind remained the young man who, despite being battered by the many storms of life, was still bright-eyed.

He believed that up until the interview on the variety show where he was told that Black had died.

Before Harry’s very eyes, he’d fallen into the Veil and disappeared without a trace, not even leaving a corpse behind.

That companionship, where they stayed together through thick and thin, and that perfect, happy ending had been penned by Lou Ying in the style of the translator. It was a story he had written just for him. hZTqSm

 

……“Not everyone you like can live.”

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This lesson was something Lou Ying hadn’t wanted Chi Xiaochi to learn so early on, but in the end, Chi Xiaochi had still learned.

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Returning to the present.

061 didn’t say anything, leaving him sufficient time for silence.

Chi Xiaochi held a toothpick in his mouth as he mulled over something that was weighing on his mind.

As 061 watched Chi Xiaochi’s movements, his thoughts shifted slightly. FGgMCz

From what he knew about Chi Xiaochi, Chi Xiaochi had the habit of smoking.

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Even though it couldn’t be considered an addiction, when he was thinking over things, he liked to hold a cigarette in his mouth.

Of course, the Cheng home wasn’t short of good cigarettes to entertain guests, but since Chi Xiaochi took over Cheng Yuan’s body, in order to protect his throat, he hadn’t touched a single one, other than the two times he smoked while testing Yang Baihua.

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Having thought of this, 061’s heart softened considerably.

Chi Xiaochi was this patient and restrained, but when he was upset, he had no friends who could stay by his side to support him. 

 

Absorbed in thought, Chi Xiaochi didn’t at all notice the slight fluctuation of data next to him. ha8YDK

061’s figure materialised, standing next to Chi Xiaochi.

That lonely soul curled up in Cheng Yuan’s body, quiet except for the soft, incessant sound of the toothpick being crushed between his teeth.

He extended a searching hand over to Chi Xiaochi’s shoulder, wanting to comfort him using the position of a new friend.

But his hand only made it halfway there before retracting it, only leaving some remnant traces of data that quietly flowed into Chi Xiaochi’s shoulder and disappeared. b3g6UR

……Fortunately, he remembered Chi Xiaochi’s intense aversion to touch in time and avoided some possible trouble.

 

Chi Xiaochi felt as if he’d sensed something and turned his head to look around, but was only met with an empty room shrouded in darkness.

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Before he turned back around, the toothpick in his mouth unexpectedly disappeared and was replaced with a hint of strawberry-flavoured sweetness. 6 HVnp

Chi Xiaochi let out a “wu”, and spat out the thing in his mouth.

A lollipop.

Chi Xiaochi didn’t even need to think to know whose trick this was. He couldn’t help but laugh, “I’m not a child.”

061 said, “Isn’t it all the same no matter what you’re holding in your mouth?” d3jrZD

Thinking about it, Chi Xiaochi found it reasonable.He shoved the lollipop back into his mouth and started to slowly lick it.

He asked, “Where did this candy come from?”

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061 said, “I got it in exchange for some of Yang Baihua’s goodwill points.”

Chi Xiaochi licked the lollipop as he criticised 061, “Liu-laoshi is setting an example in breaking rules. Where are your ethics as a teacher?” wEBJ5f

061 coughed lightly, and went along with his little drama, saying, “My teacherly ethics are for when I’m dealing with students. Only you are my student, so I don’t care about others.”

Chi Xiaochi was extremely moved. Just as he was about to express his feelings, he heard his respected Liu-laoshi say, “After you finish that lollipop, go brush your teeth and take the opportunity to get some more sleep.”

 

Chi Xiaochi didn’t really feel like sleeping. He continued to slowly lick at his lollipop. vtUI7E

As 061 watched him eat the lollipop, unexpectedly, his face slowly heated up.

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It seemed like Chi Xiaochi actually didn’t know how to eat lollipops properly. He held the lollipop up as he licked and bit at it. Especially with those eyes of his, which had once again been set on the “indifferent” setting. Paired with his movements, he let off an indescribably sensual aura. 

In Chi Xiaochi’s hands, this proper lollipop could be said to have suffered all kinds of humiliation.

061 felt a little as if he couldn’t watch any longer, “……Eat properly.” vt57hp

But Chi Xiaochi was rather unaware of how his actions seemed. He pulled the lollipop, its surface now glistening with saliva, out of his mouth, “En?”

061, “……”

Ah nevermind, nevermind. As long as he remembered to brush his teeth, it was fine.

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Only when Chi Xiaochi got up the next morning, all refreshed, did he turn on his phone to realise that he’d missed out on some big drama last night.

……The plagiarist’s identity had been dug out. 

 

As for why she had been exposed so quickly, Yang Xiaoyan was the one to blame. LRbBYy

On the internet, Yang Xiaoyan could also be considered a slightly famous composer, and adding on her vanity, the news about her songs being bought by Yundu was enough for her to brag about for an entire year.

 

“The new songs have been sold. This time, I finally have the money to buy the skirt I’ve wanted for so long [heart][heart][heart].”

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——This post had been made on the same date shown in the contract provided by Yundu. qArcxm

“Still creating~ I don’t know when I’ll finally be able to hear the finished product, await-ing.” 

——On that same day, Tang Huan had sent out a Weibo, posting a photo of her in the recording studio.

 

Other than these, she forwarded Tang Huan’s giveaway as a celebration for her fifth anniversary and even added a comment under Tang Huan’s post about the release of her new songs, “Hahaha, finally heard it!” oKzA4m

Even though she hadn’t named whom she’d sold her new songs to, with the given timeline, all the clues pointed towards her.

 

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There was no lack of idle people in this world. Furthermore, Tang Huan’s fans were frantically searching for the culprit who had made their idol carry the bad reputation of being a plagiarist, and were on the crusade, let alone Tang Huan’s employer, Yundu, who naturally wanted to shift the people’s attention onto another subject.

Just like this, Yang Xiaoyan was dragged out into the spotlight. TI8mFe

 

Since her full name had already been exposed, Tang Huan’s office simply struck the iron while it was still hot and updated their post on Weibo, releasing the letter of demand that had been drawn up by their lawyers that very night.

The defendant’s name was, astonishingly, Yang Xiaoyan.

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Seeing the screenshots of the “hammer of truth” flying about everywhere, Chi Xiaochi expressed, without even a hint of sincerity, “Congratulations, you’ve become an instant hit, a center stage debut.”

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He knew all too well that amongst the critics, those who were truly outraged by the plagiarism were very few.

What the netizens wanted was the drama, and what the company wanted were benefits, so Yang Xiaoyan needed to be sacrificed.

Of course, she’d brought it all on herself and couldn’t blame other people. WdLRn0

Chi Xiaochi’s plan had actually left her a way out.

——As long as she didn’t reach out a hand to steal, she wouldn’t have fallen into his trap no matter how elaborate Chi Xiaochi’s plans were.

 

Early in the morning, Yang Xiaoyan’s phone rang. g1u6 8

Last night, she had been tossing about in turmoil late into the night before she finally managed to fall asleep, and had yet to find out about how she’d already been stripped of a layer of skin on the internet.

Still in a groggy stupor, she picked up the phone, “……Hello?”

From the other end of the line came a courteous male voice, “May I ask if this is Miss Yang, Yang Xiaoyan?”

Yang Xiaoyan took a look at her phone, and finding that it was an unfamiliar number, thought it was the express delivery package she’d ordered the other day, muttered to herself why was it sent so early. oDwzkA

“Leave it at the door.”

“Miss Yang, this is the Dingshan People’s Court of Yunjing City,” the caller said, “I have here a civil case involving you that will be held on January 10th. Please come to the Dingshan People’s Court without delay to receive your summons for the hearing……”

Without waiting for him to finish, Yang Xiaoyan immediately hung up.

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A moment later, the phone began to ring once more. RH1aqk

She hung up again and frantically blocked the number.

 

Summons? What summons?

Yundu’s summons? They were really suing her? D3Yl1R

Her hands shook. She opened up Weibo, wanting to check out Yundu’s stance, but who would have thought that the moment she entered Weibo, a tidal wave of messages and comments directly crashed her phone.

“Hello plagiarising dog, have you gotten up yet? Have you suffered from a guilty conscience at all?”

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“Music thief! Rat dung like yours is what stinks in this industry!”

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After just seeing two messages, Yang Xiaoyan just exited Weibo, panicked to the point of trembling.

How did they find out it was her?

And that summons……

No, she wouldn’t accept it! She couldn’t accept it! jeyFkn

As long as she didn’t accept it, wouldn’t it be fine!? If she didn’t go, they wouldn’t be able to start the hearing and she could just get away with this situation……

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It had been like that since she was young. When she went to someone else’s house to play and broke someone else’s things, she just needed to sneakily take it away or simply hide it and there wouldn’t be any problems……

Yang Xiaoyan didn’t dare to disturb her roommates who were still in bed, asleep. Tears ran down her face as she slid out of bed, squatted down in the bathroom, and dialed Yang Baihua’s number.

The moment she opened her mouth, she started sobbing bitter tears. mhd9Us

“Ge, what did Xiao Cheng-ge say…… Have you found him yet? Has he agreed to help me? Quickly come save me——”


sere: i love angst but i hate idiots. Also thanks everyone for the birthday wishes~~

baum: some advice lol, if you fail to show up to your hearing, i’m pretty sure they’ll just pass a judgement in your absence

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Translator's Note

Teachers who patrol the dorms to make sure students sleep on time or at least turn out their lights and that they’re not outside playing

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By Cao Wenxuan

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Mahjong terms in layman terms: when someone discards a tile that completes a set you have, and you take that tile and put out your set (disclaimer that applies to all, I don’t play, I’m just summarising what my parents told me)

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when someone discards a tile and you take it so you have 3 of the same tiles, and you put out that set

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waiting for a good hand

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to be specific, in the book Prisoner of Azkaban

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the “ing” is in English in the original text

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lit. spider’s silk and horse hoofprints

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exposed

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26 comments

  1. That Sirius Black bit pierced straight through this fragile heart….

    Thank you for the translation.

    • It broke my heart. When i read his death he first time i cried my eyes out..mthst he author used his stroke me harshly

  2. I thought Liuliu was innocent, but it seems even he isn’t immune (obviously) to his family’s CXC! And the interactions between these two are so harmonious and sweet! I can’t imagine how CXC will feel when he finds out who Liuliu really is!
    And ugh, seems like Scum Yang is gonna appear soon -_-
    In any case, every time I read a new chapter I just feel, this novel really is different from the normal counterattack / quick wear novels! It’s a pretty good change.

    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  3. Thank you for the chapter!!!

    Mwhahahaha! That thieving liar and scum man are finally gonna get what they deserve!!! (/◕ヮ◕)/

  4. It seemed as not a big detail when it came to Sirius Black, but now my heart aches. It’s actually so well-thought. Author leaves me pained.

    And the court will route the case not in your favor, missy, dare you not show up. Dares to steal, but can’t handle the consequences. How often we hear stuff like – they’re still 19 she’s still a child. Sorry but that’s a legal age, if it wasn’t her being enabled all the things she wanted, she wouldn’t have met such a sorry end.

    Thank you for the new chapter :3

  5. That Sirius Black bit was a hanging knife, and we didn’t even know it. Aaa I can’t wait for CXC to figure out who 061 is!

    And for YXY… You reap what you sow. I, for one, am SO excited to see her actually face consequences for her actions. The thought that she didn’t and they ruined someone else entirely in the original storyline is always going to bother me. Like, sure, they got revenge in this one…..but really it’s just her getting what she originally should have. There should be something even worse to act as punishment for the first timeline.

  6. The beginning: my feels have feels!

    The end: Ha. Ha. Ha.

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK !!!

  7. If u dont show up to a hearing, its the same as accepting all they do and say lol

  8. Aiya, not showing up at a hearing is just sitting at home waiting to be charged! The point of the trial is to dispute, you know? Dispute the charges!! Good lord, this girl. This author used Sirius Black as a really effective and sharp knife. “Just because you love someone doesn’t mean they get to live” is a harsh lesson that Harry and Chi Xiaochi both learned too early in their already hard lives. I hope that CXC will find out soon that Lou-ge didn’t leave him and is also working hard to return to him. Thanks for the chapter!

  9. Oh…the Sirius Black feels…

    This dumb sister…if you don’t go to court, they automatically find you guilty, lol. And she has the gall to ask for help from the person she stole from. Scum family!

    Thanks for the chapter!

  10. It seems 61 has been corrupted, now he’s buying lollipops with the goodwill points!

  11. Wow, the Yang pair makes me speechless with their thick skins. D< As the author slowly trickles out details about CXC and LY’s past, I get more and more interested and \o/ supportive lol. But LY is dead (has a grave!), kinda hard to come back from that…

    Thank you so much for your hard work!

  12. Ah, another missed moment. If only CXC is not too engrossed with his thoughts, he would’ve seen LY. In HP, I always think Harry is a stupid because Sirius gave him mirror to talk with each other, and he left him waiting for a whole year before dying. I wonder if CXC also made the same mistake and now feel the guilt…

    YXY really needs to get punished. She is the prime example on why parents must encourage their children to admit their mistakes & asking forgiveness. She’s been left too long denying responsibility, now look at what she’s got.

    Thanks for the translation.

  13. so satisfying to see Xiaoyan get her just desserts!

    thanks for translating!

  14. It was both so cute and sad that Lou Ying knew Xiaochi liked Sirius so much he went and made up an alternate ending where Sirius lived..T_T