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“Have you ever dated before?”
Wu Tong had been lost in thought when Qin Ge’s question caught her off guard. She was in a slight daze as she lifted her head. With furrowed brows, she asked, “Isn’t it a bit too late for you to ask that question?”
“Don’t get me wrong, I’m not interested in your dating history. It’s just that you’re probably not gonna be able to experience the beauty of love from now on, so I was hoping that you already experienced a romantic relationship.” Qin Ge continued, “However… my desire for control is pretty strong and I have amatory mysophobia. Oh, yeah… Did Doctor Li tell you about how my desire for control is manifested?”
 So like, I don't think "amatory mysophobia" is a thing in English but when someone has it, they can't stand romantic affection, whether physical or emotional. (We shall see if you really have amatory mysophobia, Qin Ge~ hurhur ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Thinking back to what Doctor Li told her that day, Wu Tong didn’t want to admit that she knew. “No, she didn’t…”
“Don’t worry about it. I can tell you again.” Qin Ge smiled and ambiguously said, “My desire for control is manifested more in… sex.”
Wu Tong blushed. “Don’t worry, this is just a marriage of convenience, so I don’t mind if you have a (mistress)…”
“Let me finish,” Qin Ge interrupted. He was a little upset. “I used to be a soldier. Soldiers are loyal to their country and loyal to their family. Apart from my wife, I won’t touch any other woman.”
Wu Tong felt a little uneasy as she responded, “O-ok.”
“What are you saying 'ok' to?” Seeing his future wife’s composed expression crack, Qin Ge couldn’t help but tease her. “Are you imagining something dirty? Why is your face all red?”
 In Chinese, she says "我知道了" which literally means, "I know" but in this case means "Got it!" "Ok" or "I see." Qin Ge actually asks her, "What do you know?" in response, but I decided to stay consistent with Wu Tong's response and translate it as "What are you saying 'ok' to?" instead.
“I didn’t…” Wu Tong glared at Qin Ge with indignation.
“Ok… you didn’t… but I did, alright?” Seeing Wu Tong glare at him, Qin Ge helplessly shrugged. “Men are just animals that use their lower half to think, plus, I have a mental illness.”
“About that...” Wu Tong clenched her teeth and said, “Since we don’t have any feelings for each other, I’m hoping after we marry… you can give me more time.”
“Time? To cultivate feelings for each other?” Qin Ge asked.
Wu Tong nodded.
“Then kiss me right now.” Qin Ge pointed to the corner of his mouth, smirking flirtatiously. “Didn’t you say you wanted to cultivate feelings for me? Since we’re about to get married, we can start cultivating feelings for each other by kissing.”
How did things suddenly take such a turn? Wu Tong kept on getting the sense that something was off, but wasn’t able to refute him.
Qin Ge saw that Wu Tong was slow to make a move on him. “It looks like… you don’t actually need to cultivate feelings for me.” He raised an eyebrow and said, “I mean… I’m a man, and you’re a woman. We just need to sleep together a few times.”
After saying his piece, Qin Ge stood up, as if he was getting ready to leave. Wu Tong noticed this, so she anxiously stood up as well and shouted, “Wait!”
Qin Ge only stood up because he wanted to use the restroom.
Wu Tong seemed to have made up her mind as she left her seat and walked toward Qin Ge one step at a time. Qin Ge watched as Wu Tong stood on her tiptoes and kissed him.
When he felt something warm and soft pressing against his lips, the playful look in his eyes was replaced with a burning passion. He grabbed the back of Wu Tong’s head just as she was about to move away, and bit down on her lips.
Wu Tong squirmed, but was no match for Qin Ge’s strong and sturdy arms.
The tip of Qin Ge’s tongue licked the corner of Wu Tong’s mouth and tasted something salty. It was the taste of blood. Qin Ge’s gaze darkened. It seemed like the restlessness he had tried to suppress before was rising within him again.
Wu Tong covered the bloodied corner of her lips and retreated two steps back before opening her eyes and glaring at the man standing in front of her.
“Ah…” Qin Ge couldn’t help but laugh. “When I bite you, you can bite me back.”
“You’re…” Wu Tong originally wanted to scold him for being shameless, but it didn’t make sense for her to call her own husband shameless, right?
“I was so engrossed in kissing you that I almost forgot what I came here to do.” Qin Ge asked, “What kind of wedding do you want?”
“I’m fine with anything.” Wu Tong didn't really have any expectations for a wedding that was based on a business transaction.
“Then… we won’t hold a wedding ceremony. We’ll just go on a honeymoon after getting our marriage certificate,” Qin Ge suggested.
“Sure.” In actuality, Wu Tong didn’t want to go on a honeymoon either.
“My mom said that every girl dreams of having a grand wedding, but it looks like my wife is different.” Seeing that they had reached an agreement, Qin Ge was in a good mood.
“Is there anything else? If not, then I’ll be leaving first,” Wu Tong said, as she picked up her bag.
“One last thing, when do you think it’s appropriate for us to get our marriage certificates?” asked Qin Ge.
Wu Tong pondered for a bit. It was Saturday. Xiao Yuan would be undergoing surgery tomorrow afternoon, so it didn’t matter when they were going to get their marriage certificates.
“We can do it whenever. It’s just that I won’t have time to go on a honeymoon until next month. It’s also fine if you don’t want to go on a honeymoon…”
“How can we forgo the honeymoon? I’m actually really looking forward to it.” Qin Ge leaned in close to Wu Tong and quietly said, “Then I’ll go back and pick a good day for us to get our marriage certificates. I really hope we can get married as soon as possible and that I can… sleep with you as soon as possible.”
“Bye!” Wu Tong was worried that if she stayed any longer, she would beat someone up.
Seeing Wu Tong leaving in a huff, Qin Ge laughed so hard, he could barely stand up properly.
Herro again~ I decided not to be a meanie beanie and translated the last part. Hurhur~ I told you things would get spicy ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
So, to be perfectly honest, I'm not sure when I will have time to translate the next chapter. I have a research proposal and due this week and a midterm paper due after spring break next week. ; v ; I will try to translate the next chapter during spring break and release it next month. I don't know when I plan to release it, but I promise it will be released before the end of next month!
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