“…It doesn’t count.” Yi Hang was horrified. “You’re cheating! Unless I said it myself, it doesn’t count!”
Lu Yanbin stared at him calmly from above. After a long time, he said softly, “Oh.”
“…What does ‘oh’ mean? You’re not dealing with me, are you, big brother?!”
Qi Le entered the classroom just in time for class. He wiped his sweat and found a place to sit down. Ning Xiao had already arrived. At this moment, seeing him, he got up and sat down beside him with indifference. He didn’t pay any attention to the looks cast by the people around him and asked in a low voice, “Why didn’t you come to class yesterday?”
In the morning, I followed my father to the internship department and took him to the airport in the afternoon. Then, I rolled in the sheets with a certain someone… Qi Le bowed his head and opened his book. “I had something on.”
Qi Le turned to look at him. “Haha.”
“…” Ning Xiao said, “Can’t you say something?”
“The last time I told you to guess, you asked me to say something else. Now that I’ve switched to ‘haha,’ you’re still not satisfied.” Qi Le sighed, “Why are you so difficult to please?”
Ning Xiao, “…”
Qi le ignored him and moved to two seats away creating some distance between them so he could concentrate on listening to the lecture.
Ning Xiao took a deep breath and leaned over on his own initiative, trying to hold back his temper. “I want to talk to you.”
Qi Le raised his eyebrows slightly. “What’s there for us to talk about? Have you been bought by Wan Lei and want to help him persuade me to accept treatment? Or do you suddenly feel that the former Zheng Xiaoyuan is obedient and want to change me back?”
“No, the former you has nothing to do with me.” Ning Xiao looked at him. “I heard a rumor recently. I was curious but didn’t get to ask you.”
“What is it?”
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“I heard that you have found another boyfriend to have a threesome with.”
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Fuck, what kind of joke was this? Did he look like someone who was into weird, kinky stuff?! Plus, two dicks would fucking kill him, okay? No, that’s not the point. The point was that it was his dad, okay?!
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“Slander!” Qi Le got angry. “That’s not the case at all!”
“I don’t think anyone will believe you,” Ning Xiao reminded, “Apparently, the man admitted your relationship in public and you didn’t have any objections.”
“What do you know? He’s my…” Qi Le froze and finally recovered his reason after the shock of the news. He gave him a side eye. “It’s none of your business.”
“…” Ning Xiao looked at him coldly. “Don’t be ungrateful. I just care about you.”
Ning Xiao looked at him coldly, his gaze a little complicated. Sometimes, he would get so angry that he wanted to strangle the man. But on second thought, he thought about the feelings he had experienced some time ago. He didn’t want this person to disappear. He took out his phone but didn’t want to chat with those little zeros. He simply went online, found the frequently visited gay forum and logged in. He thought for a bit, wrote what he felt, and published a post. Then after waiting for a while, he clicked refresh, and soon saw someone’s reply.
First reply: OP is an idiot. I won’t explain.
Ning Xiao, “…”
Ning Xiao subconsciously wanted to smash his phone. He was silent for a moment and kept refreshing with patience. However the second reply wrote: Big bro, you’re very sharp. Although, I think so too. Haha, OP you don’t even know that you’ve fallen in love with somebody? Damn, I really don’t know what to say. Try your best then!
Ning Xiao paused in shock and subconsciously looked at the person beside him. Had he fallen in love with him? No, he obviously just wanted to play with him for a while... He replied to the post, refreshed the page and saw the user from the first reply say: I said he was an idiot.
Ning Xiao, “…”
He continued to refresh the page in silence and didn’t see the other poster reply again. Instead, another user who agreed with the second poster replied: Well, let’s just say you are “playing”. But how long do you mean by “a while”? Have you ever thought that you might never get tired of playing? Also, you said you would “just play” but you didn’t mention dumping him which means that subconsciously you probably never thought of dumping him.
He froze in shock again and looked at the man. His gaze instantly deepened. Was it really like that?
Qi Le was listening to the lecture. When he noticed that his gaze had rested on him for too long, he couldn’t help turning around. “What’s up?”
“Nothing.” Ning Xiao snapped out of it and refreshed the thread again. Other people had replied below. They were roughly saying the same thing, that is, he was in love with that person. The user who had first replied him was still online. He wrote: I forgot to mention that I know the OP. The person he likes already has a boyfriend. Their relationship is really good and they are super in love. What’s the use of OP posting now? So that’s why I said he’s an idiot. This sort of fool can’t be saved. Even after a hundred years, he probably still can’t get the guy. Why bother replying to him?
Ning Xiao: “…”
Qi Le listened attentively to the lecture but he felt that someone was staring at him even longer. When he asked if he wanted something, Ning Xiao replied that it was nothing. It was simply puzzling. During break time, he took his book and went elsewhere. The man didn’t catch up to him again. Relieved, he sat down quietly and was finally contented. The morning class soon ended. He got up happily and was ready to go back to his apartment to eat a meal prepared by his mother. However, Ning Xiao stopped him and said, “I want to talk to you.”
Qi Le’s lips twitched. “What do you want to talk about this time? It’s none of your business if those rumors are true or not, right?”
“Not this. I want to talk about something else.”
“I have something to do in the afternoon, so let’s talk now.”
Ning Xiao was silent for a long time. “Shall we have lunch together? My treat.”
“…” Qi Le said, “When you said you wanted to talk, you mean you’d like to invite me to lunch?”
Ning Xiao thought about it. “…Sort of.”
“Didn’t you hear me say I have something on in the afternoon?”
Ning Xiao, “…”
Qi Le looked at him in surprise and felt that this man was seriously out of it today. Was his mental illness acting up again? He lamented inside, said that he wasn’t free, and walked straight past him.
Ning Xiao stood there, watching him leave and took a shallow breath, only to feel a little confused inside. It was better for him to calm down first.
Wan Lei, who was sitting motionless in his seat, glanced at him and raised his eyebrows. “Are you thinking of pursuing him?”
Ning Xiao walked out without looking back and said indifferently, “Do you think I’m like you? Liking someone but too afraid to pursue him?”
Wan Lei, “…”
Due to the slight delay, the elevator had already descended. He had to wait for the next round. It was the end of class and there were a lot of people. Every time the elevator stopped at his floor, it was full. Looking at the time, he felt that Gu Bai would still take a while before he arrived, so he thought about it and decided to slowly walk downstairs. When he reached the first floor, Gu Bai had also arrived. He answered his call. “Are you here? I’m walking to you now.”
“I saw Yi Hang.”
Gu Bai said, “He’s sitting on the steps of the main building eating potato chips now. I think he’s waiting for you.”
“…” Qi Le immediately ordered, “Go halfway round the main building and drive in. I’ll use the side entrance.”
Qi Le turned and ran towards the side entrance. He waited and soon saw Gu Bai’s car. He opened the door and got in. They went halfway round the building to the school gate; he was running for his life. He leaned over the window and looked at a certain idiot who was sitting on the steps. He leaned against the pillars of the main building and looked back from time to time. Lu Yanbin was sitting beside him with a bag of potato chips and feeding him patiently.
“…” Qi Le nested in his place. “I don’t believe he can wait for a whole afternoon.”
Gu Bai rubbed his wife’s head with a smile and led him back to the apartment. Mother Qi had already prepared a meal. At this moment, she was in her son’s bedroom. Qi Le opened the door and was surprised to see that the dark blue sheets had been changed to light green ones. The color of the curtains were different as well. He blinked repeatedly. “Mom, what are you doing?”
“You’re back. This color can make you feel happy, so I changed them for you.” Mother Qi smiled and turned around, then passed him the book on the table. “This is also for you. Read it if you have nothing to do. Let’s go and eat.”
Gu Bai had followed his wife and was also in the bedroom at this moment. He stared at the books on spiritual therapy in his wife’s hand. “What’s going on?”
“I… I don’t know…” Qi Le took a moment to respond. He was scared silly and looked at Gu Bai stiffly. “Do you think… my mother knows about us? But she doesn’t agree with it and is afraid that I would be hurt, that’s why?”
“…” Gu Bai said, “That can’t be, right?”
“Why not?” Qi Le was close to tears. “Think about it. When my mother came, we didn’t tidy up the bed. My room was neat while the sheets in your room were in a mess. Do you think she can’t see through that?”
Gu Bai, “…”