“Medusa represents my fear of marriage and the idea of a family.”
Translated by: DMlations/Zryuu
Edited by: Amelea, FistFullOfDollars and Juurensha
It was Yu Hao’s first time transforming into such a small form. When he looked at Zhou Sheng, he thought that he seemed really big, which was pretty interesting.
“Why are you doing something dangerous again!” The fox squatted on the ground and said angrily to Zhou Sheng, “Explain this clearly to me!”
A gust of wind blew. Zhou Sheng just smiled, then raised his hand and snapped his fingers.
A crisp sound rang out. The golden meadow released a sea of light that enveloped Yu Hao and Zhou Sheng. Zhou Sheng’s attire changed — his original set of tattered armour had transformed into a T-shirt and shorts. His shield disintegrated into faint light particles that surrounded Zhou Sheng’s neck and turned into a red scarf that fluttered in the wind.
Zhou Sheng’s hair lengthened slightly, his blonde hair as beautiful as the golden meadow. Meanwhile, Yu Hao’s body grew bigger and bigger and eventually assumed a human form, though his ears remained fox ears that stood upright. Yu Hao’s sitting posture crushed his tail, which was extremely uncomfortable, so he had to squat slightly.
Yu Hao, “……”
Zhou Sheng, “Did you hear me summon you?”
“Yeah.” Yu Hao said, “As soon as I came in, I saw you hitting your mother……”
Zhou Sheng said helplessly, “That’s not my mother. Medusa represents my fear of marriage and the idea of a family.”
Yu Hao watched Zhou Sheng and said, “She used to scratch you all the time, you’re scared of her claws.”
“Un……” Zhou Sheng said, “So wounds that are scratched by Medusa can’t heal.” He sighed as he spoke, “Annoying.”
“I’ll help you fight.” Yu Hao said, “Let’s do it together.”
Zhou Sheng answered, “No one else is allowed in the arena.”
Yu Hao, “How’s that possible?”
Zhou Sheng explained patiently, “That’s how it is. Once an assistant joins, Medusa will turn into what you witnessed — she’ll become so strong that we would have no chance of defeating her at all. Forget it, if she can’t be defeated, then I won’t fight her for now……”
Yu Hao thought about it for a bit and said, “It’s definitely possible! I remember you said before that……”
“Yes, I said that I never wanted to get married in my life.” Zhou Sheng got up and said, “And I don’t want to be in a relationship either, I don’t want to be like my Dad, don’t want to……in any case, remember Liang Laoshi?”
Zhou Sheng walked to the end of the field and looked towards the arena on the other side of the sea. The restless waves roared at sea amongst strong, blustering winds and surging clouds.
“It’s my fear of starting a family.” Zhou Sheng stated.
“Don’t say that!” Yu Hao got up from the grass and chased Zhou Sheng, “Go to your mother and have a talk with her, like the black dragon in my dream, there’ll definitely be a way……”
Zhou Sheng answered, “I tried, it’s no use. Do you think my Mum is someone you can communicate with?”
“Then I’ll talk to her.” Yu Hao answered obstinately.
We’re sorry for MTLers or people who like using reading mode, but our translations keep getting stolen by aggregators so we’re going to bring back the copy protection. If you need to MTL please retype the gibberish parts.
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In the middle of the wheat field were only four beds that stood quietly in the wind. Desk lamps, books and swivel chairs — they all seemed so dreamlike and surreal.
Zhou Sheng offered the ear of wheat to Yu Hao. Yu Hao didn’t understand what he meant by this, but right when he touched the ear of wheat, he unconsciously withdrew his hand.
“You’ll get better.” Yu Hao said, “I never thought……that it would be like this under your clouds……like……”
Zhou Sheng just looked at Yu Hao quietly.
Yu Hao said, “Let’s go back to reality to find a way ba.”
“Summon the Golden Crow Wheel in your heart.” Zhou Sheng suddenly said, “Imagine its appearance, until it begins to resonate with you. Then you’ll be able to borrow its strength for a short while; push your hand through it, press out, and say ‘good night’.”
Yu Hao, “……”
Yu Hao began to imagine the Golden Crow Wheel, and a few seconds later, the shape of the Golden Crow Wheel appeared before his eyes. But it was different from the Golden Crow Wheel he had pictured– the Golden Crow Wheel he imagined was silver, and it emitted a very gentle light.
He raised his hand, passed through the silver Golden Crow Wheel, and pressed against Zhou Sheng’s forehead. Zhou Sheng closed his eyes.
“Good night.” Yu Hao said.
Suddenly, Zhou Sheng dissolved into silver light particles and disappeared.
Yu Hao, “!!!”
This was too mystical! Before Yu Hao could look at his right hand, he had also turned into silver particles that dispersed into the sky.
At 4.30am, Zhou Sheng and Yu Hao woke up at the same time on the balcony.
Heavy rain poured down, the sound inexplicably mirroring the sound of the tides in Zhou Sheng’s dreamscape. Yu Hao looked sideways at Zhou Sheng, but Zhou Sheng had already raised his head to look at the curtain of rain beyond the balcony.
“Go in ba, don’t catch a cold.” Zhou Sheng just said lightly before getting up and entering the dormitory. He took off the Golden Crow Wheel, threw it into the drawer, and locked it.
Yu Hao said, “You’re already aware of that point……”
“Gege’s coming back tonight.” Zhou Sheng interrupted, “Look at your WeChat? Reply to him to confirm if you’re going or not.”
Yu Hao thought, ok then. He knew that Zhou Sheng didn’t want to discuss it, so he’ll have to wait until an appropriate time to mention it another day.
He went to bed and sneezed. Zhou Sheng frowned, “You caught a cold?”
Yu Hao waved his hand. It rained heavily last night, and the temperature had been dropping for the past few days, so it was likely he caught a cold.
“I’ll cook ginger soup for you.” Zhou Sheng said, “And I’ll have some too.”
Yu Hao responded with an “un”. He looked through his phone and saw that Fu Liqun had asked them about an outing in their group chat. Most of the people in the sports class were returning to school today, so everyone planned to go to the amusement park tomorrow to play. He asked if Yu Hao and Zhou Sheng wanted to go.
“Do you want to go?” Yu Hao asked.
Zhou Sheng leaned over the rubbish bin to peel the ginger with a small knife, “If you go, I’ll go.”
Yu Hao, “You’re not meeting anyone the day after tomorrow?”
Zhou Sheng raised his head and asked, “You’re not meeting anyone the day after tomorrow?”
Yu Hao, “……”
“Then I’ll reply to Gege.”
“Un.” Zhou Sheng said patiently, “Up to you.”
Yu Hao added himself and Zhou Sheng to the attendee list and transferred the money to Fu Liqun, who then transferred it to Xia Lei to book the tickets. Yu Hao took stock of his savings and figured that he didn’t have much left for his living expenses. But fortunately, they still had their scholarships after school reopened, as well as the competition prize awarded by the college to Zhou Sheng……no, Zhou Sheng’s prize money and scholarship all belong to Zhou Sheng; how could it be included in his own living expenses? Yu Hao was suddenly taken aback. Zhou Sheng has always entrusted his money to Yu Hao, and after managing it for such a long time, Yu Hao had actually begun considering Zhou Sheng’s money as his own without even realising it.
This definitely won’t do, Yu Hao reminded himself. Fortunately, he became aware of it rather early on; no matter how good of a relationship close friends have, it would still be weird for their money to be mixed together……he thought that Fu Liqun was really good for reminding him at this point……Zhou Sheng should also have more expenditures in the future? Yu Hao suddenly remembered that he had seen Zhou Sheng and that girl in the mall today.
Within an instant, Yu Hao almost understood everything!
He turned his head in a daze and stared at Zhou Sheng.
The heavy downpour outside was like a waterfall. Zhou Sheng finished peeling the ginger, placed it in the kettle, then wiped the knife with a piece of paper. It seemed like he was thinking about something.
Yu Hao realised that Zhou Sheng had finally resolved to change himself, to try and be in a relationship. Medusa is the embodiment of his psychological shadows and resistance to love. He had finally taken up arms and chosen to fight, which also meant that he had finally decided to take this step forward.
Yu Hao felt like he was pushing the clouds aside to see a fog as he slowly figured out the reason for Zhou Sheng’s recent abnormal behaviour. But he recalled the last misunderstanding he had regarding his ‘girlfriend’, so Yu Hao felt that he should confirm it.
“What is it?” Zhou Sheng finished peeling the ginger and began cooking ginger soup. He stood in front of Yu Hao’s desk and saw the Rubik’s cube that Ou Qihang gave him. He picked it up and fiddled with it for awhile, “Who gave this to you?”
Yu Hao, “How do you know it was given to me by someone.”
Zhou Sheng, “Why would you buy a Rubik’s cube?” As he spoke, light noises sounded as his fingers nimbly turned it left a few times, right a few times, flipped a side over, turned it around a few more times. The colourful squares on the Rubik’s cube seemed to fall into place as if under a magic spell.
Yu Hao, “……………………”
“You solved it?!” Yu Hao cried out frantically. How is it that Zhou Sheng, just by looking at it for a few minutes and turning around the Rubik’s cube here and there, would actually piece together all six sides just like that?!
Zhou Sheng, “Why? Very surprised?”
Yu Hao said, “You know how to play with Rubik’s cubes?”
“Do I look that stupid?” Zhou Sheng said grumpily, “It all has a formula. Don’t they teach you in the instruction manual that comes with the Rubik’s cube? Piece a cross together, then flip it around according to the formula.”
Yu Hao was dumbstruck. The intensity of Zhou Sheng’s light instantly went up a notch!
Zhou Sheng kept playing with the Rubik’s cube without lifting his head, “The high schooler you met up with yesterday gave this to you?”
Yu Hao said, “Quick, quick! Let me see! You finished piecing it together?!”
Right after Zhou Sheng finished piecing the six sides together, he mercilessly turned it around at random a few times. Ou Qihang’s Rubik’s cube was a mess once again. Zhou Sheng then threw the Rubik’s cube onto the bed towards Yu Hao.
“Ai!” Yu Hao said, “I haven’t seen it yet!”
“See what?” Zhou Sheng said impatiently, “Do you have a picture? Let me see?”
Yu Hao, “???”
Yu Hao scrolled through Ou Qihang’s circle of friends; there were only two photos there that he had taken with his friends. Zhou Sheng’s brows slightly scrunched up.
Yu Hao, “The one in the middle.”
Zhou Sheng, “Added him through the Q&A too?”
Until now, Yu Hao still had no idea how Ou Qihang managed to find his contact information, so he told him the truth. Zhou Sheng said, “Return the Rubik’s cube to him, don’t take that kid’s stuff.”
Yu Hao asked, baffled, “Why?”
“There’s no ‘why’!” Zhou Sheng instantly became angry, “Laozi doesn’t like it!”
Yu Hao, “……”
Yu Hao held the Rubik’s cube and wanted to retort, but he held back. He looked down at the Rubik’s cube and turned it around randomly a few times. Zhou Sheng said, “Return it to him.”
“Fine!” Yu Hao was also a little irritated because of Zhou Sheng.
Zhou Sheng waited for the pot to boil.
“Did you go out with Huang Jingya today?” Yu Hao’s voice was filled with discontent.
“Yes.” Zhou Sheng sprinkled the shredded ginger into boiling water and answered in a flat tone.
Yu Hao suddenly felt stifled and found it difficult to breathe. He exerted his utmost to take a deep breath, endured it for a few seconds, then let out a sneeze that shook the world.
Juurensha: Small fox Haohao is adorable.
Dollars: ^ Yes! I want fanarts of small fox Haohao even more than Ou Qihang!
Zryuu: Ehehe the rubik’s cubeeee