CHAPTER 02 ♦ EXERCISE AND SLEEP
last edited on ZLT: 03.01.19
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The students just checked in yesterday; they came down for the exam after they hastily tidied their things so the things in their rooms were still in a mess. There was no one in the room when the two entered. Xuan Mo’s bed was just beside Tian Jin Jin; her bed was… completely empty.
“Hurry! I’ll go wash the rag, you make the bed!” Tian Jin Jin opened Xuan Mo’s closet with familiarity, took out a rag and ran in the direction of the toilet. At that, Xuan Mo froze.
Make the bed… she retrieved the memory and then… why did she need to make the bed?
She had to make the bed to sleep… ♢ MY CLASSMATE IS TWO HUNDRED MILLION YEARS OLD, CHAPTER 02 is hosted at ZHAN LAN TRANSLATIONS♢
What’s the use of sleeping?
You need to sleep to recharge yourself…
Then… is my body able to recover the mental power by sleeping?
That was a question even she herself could answer—no.
You have to cultivate continuously in order to do that!
And so, she came to a conclusion—there was no need to make the bed.
When Tian Jin Jin returned with the rag and saw Xuan Mo still standing, she paused: “Why aren’t you making your bed?”
“I’m not sleeping.”
“Not sleeping? Are you an immortal or something? Goodness, fine, go sit there… oh right, what did you put for the multiple choice questions previously? Mine’s ACBDBB, what about you?”
“…enh, and then? Why did you only say the answer to three questions?” Tian Jin Jin suddenly became ecstatic, “you mean you put the same answer as me for the remaining questions?”
“…” Stay silent, you should stay silent. Xuan Mo knew something unpleasant would happen if she were to tell Tian Jin Jin that she’d only done three questions.
“Ahh, that’s awesome! Then my answers should be correct. Honestly, I was puzzling over the first few questions for a good part of the time, didn’t think I’d still end up getting them wrong sigh.” Tian Jin Jin wiped the railing of the bed and swiftly made the bed as she said, smiling, “I’m thinking of exercising tonight, coming with?”
“Exercising?” Xuan Mo suddenly recalled what Tian Jin Jin said in the afternoon.
“We have military training the day after tomorrow. I hear there’s gonna be field drills; I’m afraid I can’t manage.”
Military training… military… Z L T
The memory that this word elicited had Xu Mo’s entire being charged with energy; military, soldier!
It then hit her that this field—one where she was as though a fish in water—existed in this world as well.
She suddenly found her direction in this aimless life.
“…Xuan Mo.” Tian Jin Jin looked at her, pausing, “Your eyes, they lit up.”
“Let’s go exercise.” Though someone who could withstand a punch from her had yet to appear in this world, she wouldn’t know till she tried; those kind of people could have incredibly explosive force that’d only be drawn forth in the time of crisis for all she knew.
“Alright, then let’s go after dinner! Aye, where are our other two dormmates.” Tian Jin Jin pulled Xuan Mo out once again.”
There weren’t as many people in the canteen as there was in the afternoon. Xuan Mo followed Tian Jin Jin and ordered a plate of vegetables and a bowl of rice. After finishing, the two of them headed for the field. ♢ MY CLASSMATE IS TWO HUNDRED MILLION YEARS OLD, CHAPTER 02 is hosted at ZHAN LAN TRANSLATIONS♢
There were already quite a few people exercising. Some were playing football and basketball while others were running rounds around the field; all of them were doing something different.
First High’s field was the standard field with a 400m track. The two of them didn’t bring any form of exercising equipment along so they could only run rounds on the track.
Xuan Mo had never done such an exercise in her life before, so running rounds was something novel for her. She’d originally wanted to speed down the track happily, but when she realised that Tian Jin Jin’s turtle speed seemed to be the normal pace around here, she could only mince her lips before slowing herself down.
After two rounds, Tian Jin Jin appeared to be completely exhausted as though she was on the verge of death and was but a zombie. She immediately stopped when she reached the finishing point. When she turned to look at Xuan Mo who was running leisurely after her, she got a shock. When Xuan Mo stopped as well, she stood perfectly straight, her breathing was light and her expression unruffled as though she hadn’t ran at all.
“You, you, you…” Tian Jin Jin didn’t know what to say. Was this still the delicate, fragile “Xuan mei mei*” she knew that’d be panting heavily after a few rounds?
* 妹妹 = mei mei; little sister (need not be referring to one’s biological sibling)
“Mo Mo, did you run?” Tian Jin Jin didn’t hear her footsteps behind her previously.
“I did.” THMYO IS HOSTED @ ZHANLAN TL
Xuan Mo looked at her in confusion: “Enh.”
“Then why do you look perfectly fine?” Tian Jin Jin walked circled her, “you can’t possibly get so fit even if you did train the entire holiday! You look like you hadn’t run at all!”
“…are you still running?”
“Pant! I can’t, you go ahead if you’re still able to run. Since you’re here already, you should at least exercise till you break into some sweat for some results.”
“Enh, then I’ll run a bit more.” After which, Xuan Mo ran off, her speed neither too fast nor slow.
Three rounds, four rounds, five rounds, six rounds…
When Xuan Mo ran past Tian Jin Jin once again, she was grabbed by her friend whose eyes had long popped out from astonishment: “Xuan Xuan! That’s almost three kilometres you ran!”
Only three kilometres… to someone with a base distance travelled of light years, three kilometres was nothing. But it seemed like she shouldn’t run anymore.
Though not a lot of people would notice her through the crowd, it was hard to guarantee that her actions hadn’t caught anyone’s eyes.
“Let’s go.” Xuan Mo touched her forehead as though to wipe her sweat; in actual fact however, she was just touching her forehead that felt like it’d been burnt.♢ MY CLASSMATE IS TWO HUNDRED MILLION YEARS OLD, CHAPTER 02 is hosted at ZHAN LAN TRANSLATIONS♢
Seemed like no one noticed that.
Regardless, humans’ memory system didn’t seem that good; it was easy for them to forget trivial matters that barely had anything to do with themselves.
When the two of them returned to their dorms, the rest of their dormmates were already there.
Tian Jin Jin was 163cm in height, cute, slightly chubby, had an apple face, and had eyes that’d curve into crescents when she smiled; she was the kind of girl that was easy to get along with.
Xuan Mo seemed to be quite a pretty girl as well. But according to Tian Jin Jin’s hinted definition, her appearance matched her delicate character. However, Xuan Mo didn’t know how she seemed like now with another soul residing in this body.
Their two other dormmates were pretty decent looking as well. Xuan Mo didn’t have the same aesthetic standard as Earthlings, but she was able to decipher how their appearance was from the others’ speech and looks.
For example, she could hear Tian Jin Jin’s slight envy when she flattered the girl called Qi Shan, “You’re so pretty, and your legs are so thin, and your hair’s so long and pretty.”
Qi Shan couldn’t help but laugh as she said: “You shouldn’t be talking about me, Xuan Mo’s very pretty as well, and she has such a perfect figure.”
The other girl was quieter. She was short and thin as a bamboo; she appeared timid and didn’t quite command much of a presence.
“Li Fang, are you from Zhou county?” Tian Jin Jin exclaimed softly, her eyes glittering, “That’s so amazing, you’ve pretty much been guaranteed a place here then!”
“Enh, hello.” Li Fang stole glances at Xuan Mo. When she met her deep, empty (it really was empty) gaze, she immediately lowered her head.
Their encounter spelt out the different impressions of the two.
Tian Jin Jin whispered to Xuan Mo: “I prefer Li Fang, she’s more honest and low-key.”
Xuan Mo didn’t say anything but she knew that she herself preferred more straightforward people like Qi Shan. Li Fang on the other hand was the threat-less kind of person; she preferred people with a more exciting personality.
Even if there were no enemies, she could make enemies!
Following that, they continued their studies in silence, Xuan Mo continued observing the actions of the people around her so as to trigger the relevant memories; during which she learnt how to wash up, attend night study, and go to sleep.♢ MY CLASSMATE IS TWO HUNDRED MILLION YEARS OLD, CHAPTER 02 is hosted at ZHAN LAN TRANSLATIONS♢
Her body was made up of pseudo glue, a material she’d brought along from two hundred million years ago before the ethnic races roamed. This had been the top-notch technology of that time, and was used during trading and courting of the extraterrestrial civilisation. The material was soft, fine; the colour could be altered and the shell was as strong as that of a mecha—it was able to withstand even attacks from space.
Of course it was also water, dust and burn-proof. Z L T
Therefore, all she had to do in the toilet was to pretend that she needed to use it, before walking back out, sitting back at her desk and returned to imitating others as she opened an English textbook.
After she learnt Chinese, she had to learn English. This wasn’t at all hard to Xuan Mo who understood all the strange symbols to the languages from the various different civilisations in the Cosmic Coalitions. However when she checked her memory, she discovered that the information of this English language was incomplete. Looked like the previous owner of this body herself was still in the process of learning this language and had not yet reached complete proficiency. What was better than Chinese was that she only needed to indicate the useful sentences in an English comprehension exercises, whereas in a Chinese comprehension, she needed her own judgement to answer the questions.
After looking through the previous owner’s scripts from before, Xuan Mo felt that it wouldn’t be that easy a task to proficiently use this language by tomorrow for the paper. And so, she set down the English textbook, picked up the Science textbook.
When Tian Jin Jin saw her doing that, she said: “Mo Mo! Let’s study English instead, First High’s Mathematics and Science papers for the examination at the beginning of the term are inhumane; this is their tradition. Only the people who are set on entering Class One will try to prepare for these subjects. We’ll be fine as long as we don’t screw up our Chinese and English papers.”
Qi Shan was also flipping through her English textbook. When she raised her head and saw that Xuan Mo was still looking through her Science textbook, mindless of Tian Jin Jin’s words, she smiled: “Mo Mo, do you want to enter Class One too? I want to enter that class as well, but it’s probably impossible for me. How awesome would it be if we can get into the same class.”
Tian Jin Jin rolled her eyes at Qi Shan as though in disdain, not saying much after that. When she turned, she saw Li Fang revising for Science as well.
When Li Fang noticed Tian Jin Jin’s gaze, she said softly: “I, I want to enter Class One…”
None of them criticized her when they saw her careful expression, earnest expression, instead the masses returned to their revision.
Perhaps one required the foundations to do a Math, but subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geography on the other hand were instinctive to her. ♢ MY CLASSMATE IS TWO HUNDRED MILLION YEARS OLD, CHAPTER 02 is hosted at ZHAN LAN TRANSLATIONS♢
But this was the Blue Planet, so her knowledge in Biology and Geography wouldn’t work here. She had to depend on the stored memories regarding those subjects. Physics and Chemistry however would not be foreign to her as long as she could translate the words and symbols into her mother tongue.
Even if the acceleration of gravity and physical properties of materials were different here, the basics were pretty much similar—there would be no change in the valence calculation, matter constant, et cetera.
After flipping through the Science textbook for a bit, she discovered that the content from Year Three in middle school was still quite shallow; she was a Year One in high school so the content, at least compared to English, was a lot easier for her. At that, Xuan Mo closed her textbook and climbed onto her bed.
“Mo Mo, you’re sleeping now?” THMYO IS HOSTED @ ZHANLAN TL
“Enh. I’m tired.” After which, she closed her eyes and ignored the remaining noise.
It was too bloated for her tiny figure to contain so much mental power, hence she needed time to gradually adjust while carefully cultivating to ensure that the melding of soul and body was as close to perfection as possible.
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TRANSLATOR & EDITOR: WYNNE. This translation is hosted at ZHAN LAN TRANSLATIONS
T/N: thank you to the kind soul who helped this lazy ass of a TLer add the index for THMYO to NU ❤