“I give you the devotion of a man who has never had faith.”
Translated by: DMlations/Zryuu
Edited by: Amelea, FistFullOfDollars and Juurensha
Fu Liqun had already automatically set up a screen between him and the couple. He only looked at his phone while eating, but Yu Hao and Zhou Sheng didn’t use their phones anymore. They began chatting idly as they ate; Zhou Sheng talked about his physical fitness tests while Yu Hao talked about his morning classes. In this life that seemed pretty much the same, a different feeling had emerged.
“I’ll buy you an in-game skin?” In the afternoon, Zhou Sheng asked, “What kind of skin does Baby like?”
Fu Liqun’s HP -5.
“I don’t want any.” Yu Hao said, “I don’t play many games.”
“Then I’ll buy you a new laptop?” Zhou Sheng said, “A Macbook, then it’ll be more convenient for you to work on your translations. I’ll buy the newest and the best one for you.”
“No need!” Yu Hao immediately vetoed.
Fu Liqun’s HP -25.
Zhou Sheng asked again, “Do you want a new phone? Let’s buy a pair for couples?”
Fu Liqun’s HP -125.
Yu Hao was stunned and said to Zhou Sheng, “My phone still works! Don’t spend money so recklessly!”
Zhou Sheng chuckled with a ‘hehe’ and showed Yu Hao the prize money he got from the college. For his achievements in the cycling race, the college gave him 30,000 yuan! In addition, a notice was put up outside the office of the Department of Physical Education. It served as an encouragement for college students to actively participate in various off-campus competitions for an advantage in their appraisals.
“I want it!” Fu Liqun finally couldn’t hold it back anymore, “I want it ah! I want a new phone, new laptop, and a new skin!!”
Zhou Sheng, “……”
Yu Hao, “……”
Zhou Sheng, “Then what does Baby want? I’ll buy anything for you, just say what you want. I’ve already paid your tuition fees for you, and I charged 1,000 to your canteen card.”
Fu Liqun’s HP -200.
Yu Hao said, “I really don’t need anything, keep it for yourself to use as living expenses. You paid my tuition fees for me? You paid it already? Ok then, since we keep our money together for our expenditures……if you don’t have enough just use my money.”
“Un.” Zhou Sheng said, “Good boy, think about what you want. I’ll buy you anything you want, and I’ll cook you whatever you want to eat.”
In the afternoon, when the General Assembly for their cohort was held, Yu Hao sat down with Zhou Sheng, Fu Liqun, and the guys from the sports class as usual. Yu Hao leaned on the table to look at the stage. First, they talked about the transfer of personnel. This semester, Chen Yekai was officially appointed as a lecturer to teach selective courses, and Liang Jinmin would be teaching sociology electives and social psychology electives to the third years. Within one summer vacation, the college had hired eight teachers and conducted various internal job transfers.
“Why didn’t they transfer Xue Long away?” Someone in front whispered, “That guy’s like a pimp, and he’s way too nasty, he’ll just ruin the college’s image……”
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Yu Hao was baffled as he asked, “Then where do I look?”
“At me.” Zhou Sheng said.
Yu Hao, “……”
So Yu Hao could only lay on the table and watch Zhou Sheng, but in his heart he felt very happy. He could openly look at him now. Zhou Sheng had both his hands under the table, and Yu Hao didn’t know what he was doing at all, so he asked out of curiosity, “What are you doing?”
Zhou Sheng didn’t show Yu Hao and signalled for him to just keep lying on the table. Not long after, he took out a hundred yuan note that had been folded into a pink heart and handed it to Yu Hao.
Yu Hao, “……”
“Young Madam.” Xia Lei took out a heart folded from a five yuan note and whispered, “I’ll use this purple one to exchange for your red one, wanna swap? Look, mine’s folded much nicer than Young Master’s.”
Zhou Sheng, “Get lost!”
“Do I need to leave the dorm to you guys at night?” After Fu Liqun finished playing basketball, he asked Yu Hao when he got back, and his tone was filled with sadness and melancholy.
Yu Hao was doing his assignments for the day. He looked up at Fu Liqun with a baffled expression on his face.
“I can pull an all-nighter at the Internet cafe.” Fu Liqun said as he held a basketball in his arms, “Just let me know, and I’ll go.”
“Where’s Zhou Sheng?” Yu Hao was a bit confused, “Didn’t you guys play basketball together?”
Fu Liqun, “……”
After they stared at each other for a few minutes, Fu Liqun said, “Young Master said that he had something on and didn’t play basketball; he went out of the college.”
Yu Hao was stunned; it couldn’t be that something had happened at home ba? Fu Liqun continued, “If you guys want to do that, I can leave the dorm……”
“Of course not!” Yu Hao said, “Gege, I don’t plan on doing ‘that’ so soon……”
Fu Liqun thought about it for a moment, then said, “Okay then, if you need it just let me know.”
After taking a bath, Fu Liqun sat down and watched Yu Hao work on his assignments. After thinking about it, he said, “I think I’ve been too self-indulgent, it’s no wonder your sis-in-law always scolds me.”
“How could that be?” Yu Hao has always thought that Fu Liqun was actually a very interesting person; he was just a little lazy sometimes, but he could be very diligent when he needed to be, “Do you want to find something to do? Why don’t you set some goals for yourself to achieve by the end of the semester?”
Yu Hao planned on joining a club and learn how to skateboard this semester, and he was thinking of urging Zhou Sheng and Fu Liqun to go with him too. However, Fu Liqun said, “Let’s play a three-man basketball game at the end of the year together?”
“Okay!” Yu Hao promised, but suddenly snapped out of his daze, “But I’m not very good at basketball.”
“You’re not bad.” Fu Liqun said, “You’re already considered very good in your class. Let’s practice more and just treat it as if we’re having fun, and get Young Master to buy a pair of shoes for you. He also wants to compete.”
Zhou Sheng took first place in seven out of ten sports fields, and all the teachers in his major like him very much. He was especially good at basketball and soccer. Yu Hao thought that he should be more proactive as well, so he agreed.
Fu Liqun had set his goals for the semester, so he laid down on his bed with a clear conscience.
Yu Hao sent several messages to Zhou Sheng, wondering where he had gone exactly and why he wasn’t back yet. By the time it hit 8.30pm, Zhou Sheng finally knocked on the door and returned.
“Why didn’t you reply to my messages?” Yu Hao said, “I was so worried.”
As soon as Zhou Sheng returned to the dormitory, Fu Liqun’s HP started decreasing again.
Zhou Sheng took out a Macbook and put it on Yu Hao’s table like nothing had happened, then opened it.
Yu Hao, “……”
Fu Liqun glanced at it, HP -200.
“The newest Macbook?!” Fu Liqun cried out.
“You went to buy a laptop?!” Yu Hao became frantic.
Zhou Sheng, “I know you’ve wanted it for a long time, do you like it? Give me a kiss? The password is our names, mine’s in front.”
Fu Liqun’s HP -500.
Yu Hao, “……”
Fu Liqun, “……”
“Return it!” Yu Hao said, “It’s too expensive aaahhh!”
Zhou Sheng, “The receipt’s already torn, it can’t be returned.”
Yu Hao, “It’s too expensive! This costs at least 10,000!” When he saw what Zhou Sheng bought for him, Yu Hao’s heart ached like mad, “We’ll have to go cold and hungry from now on!”
Fu Liqun, “That……I remember that there should be an electronic receipt too……” Then he immediately felt Zhou Sheng’s murderous intent.
“Do you like it?” Zhou Sheng smiled.
Yu Hao, “It’s too expensive! Don’t do that, I’ll get angry! We’re already together, so I’m very happy. Zhou Sheng, I mean it, I don’t need anything else, I already feel so fortunate……”
Fu Liqun’s HP -1250.
Zhou Sheng said with a stern expression, “But I want to make it up to you.”
Yu Hao was stunned.
Zhou Sheng said earnestly, “I want you to experience everything you have never used, eaten or played with, and I want to give you all the things you like that you can’t bear to buy for yourself.”
Fu Liqun’s HP -2500.
Yu Hao looked at the brand new laptop. He really did want a laptop, but okay then……Yu Hao’s heart ached too much, this must be returned, it costs 10,000 ah!
“It’ll be fine as long as you say you like it.” Zhou Sheng said, “Do you like it?”
“I do like it……” Yu Hao said, “But it’s a little heartbreaking, you’ve spent all your prize money!”
Fu Liqun looked at the two of them, wanting to cry but no tears could be shed and said, “I think I should just leave the dorm to the two of you tonight ba.”
“Don’t, don’t.” Zhou Sheng said, “Gege, just ignore us.”
Fu Liqun, “How could I ignore you guys?! The two of you have been giving me a lot of critical hits, okay?!”
Yu Hao went to open the laptop. The background of its desktop was the picture of him and Zhou Sheng on Mt. Tianqing they took half a year ago. He still remembered that they quarreled that day, and Zhou Sheng had walked angrily in front of him the whole way, but he didn’t leave him behind and always paid attention to whether he was still behind him as they walked to the foot of the mountain like that.
When Yu Hao looked at Zhou Sheng again, he instantly experienced how touched Zhou Sheng was when he received his new shoes on his birthday. Zhou Sheng just smiled as he looked at him, then raised his hand and pointed at his own cheek. Yu Hao finally couldn’t hold back anymore and leaned in to kiss him.
Zhou Sheng, “Do you like it?”
Yu Hao, “I really like it.”
Zhou Sheng, “Who do you like?”
Yu Hao, “……”
Zhou Sheng, “Say it ah, why are you suddenly embarrassed now?”
Yu Hao, “Y……you……” Then he roared angrily, “I like you!”
Fu Liqun’s HP -5,500 from the roar.
“My dear wife, I can’t live like this anymore.” After the lights were off, Fu Liqun cried to Cen Shan through their video call, “The other kid got a Macbook, and he’s about to get a new skateboard too, and he’s going to join a club……I want those too……”
Yu Hao’s first day in a relationship passed like that. His dizziness didn’t go away and instead became more serious.
“Little fox, good night.” Zhou Sheng moved over to kiss him on his lips. The dormitory was quiet.
Yu Hao suddenly remembered the golden wheat field in Zhou Sheng’s dream world, and a fairy tale that his father had read to him a long, long time ago……
“Good night, my little prince.” Yu Hao turned sideways and said softly.
Fu Liqun who hadn’t fallen asleep yet, HP -8,000, Game Over.
Zryuu: Poor…poor Fu Liqun………..Also, I’ll be uploading one of my favourite fanarts related to this chapter and prev few chaps on discord haha
Dollars: I kept picturing Fu Liqun getting KO’d like in mortal combat. No mercy.
Juurensha: ZS now gets to unleash his not so secret sappy side.