There were a lot of things Ning Junyan didn’t say and actually he couldn’t recall much about them. In fact, since he successfully passed the high school entrance examination, and his life and studies have been on the right track, Shu Rong had gradually shown more and more warm side, and at that time Shu Rong started to run a plastic surgery hospital with others, and put more of her mind on making money. Ning Junyan, on the other hand, was able to finish his studies well without her watching him at all times, and he felt that his life had returned to its normal course.
Even now when Ning Junyan and Chen Yuncheng were talking about the past, his tone was nonchalant, as if he had never cared about that. As long as he held Chen Yuncheng in his arms now, he could feel at ease.
On New Year’s Eve, Ning Junyan began to take a holiday from going to the hospital.
It was the first time in many years that Chen Yuncheng had spent the New Year with someone from morning to night.
He woke up in Ning Junyan’s arms in the morning. In the past two days, Ning Junyan had to sleep with him in his arms every night. At first, Chen Yuncheng was in some pain and could not sleep well all night, as long as he moved a little bit Ning Junyan would definitely tighten his arms and forbid him to leave, but now he had surprisingly started to get used to it.
It was only when he wanted to get up in the morning that Ning Junyan would keep holding on to him.
Chen Yuncheng said painfully, “I’m going to pee.”
Ning Junyan still had his eyes closed, lying sideways on the pillow with messy hair, and said, “Don’t pee.”
Chen Yuncheng felt that sometimes Ning Junyan looked like a lunatic without logic, he said, “Do I hold it back?”
Ning Junyan’s arm on his chest moved down and pressed against the small of his back, saying, “Wet the bed.”
Chen Yuncheng’s whole body almost jumped up, as he had almost pissed himself when Ning Junyan pressed him, and he was about to go crazy, so he lifted off Ning Junyan’s arm and stumbled out of bed towards the bathroom.
After a while, Ning Junyan followed in and hugged Chen Yuncheng from behind.
Chen Yuncheng said embarrassingly, “Don’t look at me.”
Ning Junyan’s warm kisses fell on his ears and cheeks, followed by his neck and shoulders, leaving traces on his body happily.
Chen Yuncheng said, “We have to go to the supermarket this morning to buy some food, otherwise we won’t have anything to eat for dinner.”
Ning Junyan finally kissed him on the head, and replied, “Okay.”
While the supermarket was still open in the morning, Ning Junyan and Chen Yuncheng drove to buy a lot of things.
There were a lot of people in the supermarket, and the radio kept playing lively New Year’s songs. Chen Yuncheng stopped and took a look at Ning Junyan who was pushing a cart behind him, and suddenly felt a sense of contentment and happiness.
Ning Junyan was looking at the things in the cart with his head down, but when he noticed Chen Yuncheng’s gaze raise his head, he asked expressionlessly, “Are you looking at me like that because you want me to kiss you?”
Chen Yuncheng smiled, “Don’t talk nonsense.”
“Oh,” Ning Junyan lowered his head again, “I thought you wanted me to kiss you.”
They had bought a lot of food and could have stayed out on the first day of the New Year. It was a pity that Ning Junyan was on duty on the second day of the new year, and he had already promised Shu Rong to go back on the third day of the new year. Otherwise, he could have stayed home to watch over Chen Yun Cheng without going anywhere during the New Year holidays.
There were only two people eating dinner, and even though it was a New Year’s Eve dinner, it was very simple. After the meal, Ning Junyan hugged Chen Yuncheng in his arms and leaned on the sofa to watch TV.
Chen Yuncheng knew that Ning Junyan was not interested in TV programs, so he turned his head occasionally and saw that Ning Junyan’s attention was not on the TV screen at all, but was looking at his side face all the time.
“How did you spend the Chinese New Year last year?” Chen Yuncheng felt a little uncomfortable under his gaze, so he took the initiative to find a topic.
Ning Junyan recalled it for a while, and said, “Last year I was on duty in the hospital, and a doctor on duty brought me a midnight snack and invited me to eat.”
“Is it delicious?” Chen Yuncheng asked him.
Ning Junyan said, “I didn’t eat it, I had a boxed lunch at night and didn’t feel hungry.”
Chen Yuncheng said, “It’s not like the person was trying to buy you a meal, but it’s just that it’s too lonely to see you alone during the Chinese New Year, so that person invited you to get together.”
Ning Junyan casually said, “Is that so?” After a while, he asked Chen Yuncheng again, “What about you?”
Chen Yuncheng replied to him, “I had dinner with Zhou Yan and the others during Chinese New Year last year, and then spent it alone.” At that time Zhou Yan was already with Gu Yaojia, and they came to find Chen Yuncheng. They all had dinner together, and after that Zhou Yan and Gu Yaojia Yao Jia went back to their rented house. Chen Yuncheng then hid in the small room inside the store by himself and watched the whole celebration with the TV next to the bed.
Now that he thought about it, it was already a long time ago, and too many things had happened this year. Chen Yuncheng’s life has been turned upside down, and there have been great changes.
Chen Yuncheng actually liked to watch TV. When the TV is on, it was always buzzing with activity, as if there were other people in the house.
He watched the celebration for a while and then turned around to find that Ning Junyan had fallen asleep with his head on his shoulder.
For some reason, Chen Yuncheng suddenly recalled the first Chinese New Year they spent together when Ning Junyan was picked up by his foster father when he was a child.
The foster mother cooked two extra dishes that day, but when she saw Chen Yuncheng or Ning Junyan stretching their chopsticks to pick up the meat, she would hit their chopsticks unhappily.
But Chen Yuncheng was still quite happy. After they ate and washed the dishes, he slipped out of the yard with Ning Junyan to watch the children living nearby set off fireworks. There were no big and colourful fireworks, it was all children’s playthings, which emit a short light or sound in the dark, and disappeared in a flash.
Chen Yuncheng even secretly hid money to buy a few. He crouched on the ground and lit the fuse with a lighter, and pulled Ning Junyan to run away before the fireworks burst into bloom.
It was quite late before the two of them went back to the courtyard after playing. Too lazy to take a bath because it was winter, they only brushed their teeth and washed their faces before going to bed.
Until he was lying on the bed, Chen Yuncheng was still a little excited. He took Ning Junyan’s hand beside him and said, “Did you hear the TV next door?”
In the next room, the foster father and foster mother were still watching TV.
Ning Junyan nodded.
Chen Yuncheng said, “I also want to watch TV.”
Ning Junyan lay on his side, facing Chen Yuncheng’s direction, and said, “I’ll buy you a TV.”
Chen Yuncheng smiled immediately, and turned to look at him, “Where do you have the money to buy me a TV?”
Ning Junyan said, “I have them at home.”
Chen Yuncheng asked curiously, “Do you remember where your home is?”
Ning Junyan thought hard, then shook his head.
“Oh—” Chen Yuncheng sighed, “It’s okay, maybe you’ll remember it someday.” After he said that, he reached out to touch Ning Junyan’s head. Half a year has passed, and he could not feel anything unusual outside. He felt strange, “How come your head is still not good?”
After a while, Ning Junyan reached out to touch it himself, but couldn’t find anything.
Chen Yuncheng looked at him, and suddenly felt that he was quite pitiful, “It’s your first time not spending Chinese New Year’s with your family, right?”
Ning Junyan also looked at Chen Yuncheng, not knowing how to answer this question.
Chen Yuncheng reached out and hugged him, letting his head rest on his shoulder, It’s alright, from now on you’ll follow me. I’ll take care of you, and maybe when you remember about it, I can even send you home.”
Ning Junyan stretched out his hand silently to wrap around Chen Yuncheng’s waist.
The sound of firecrackers continued to come from outside, becoming more and more intense, until at a certain moment, it sounded like an explosion from all directions.
Ning Junyan raised his head vigilantly.
And Chen Yuncheng didn’t need to look at the time, he knew it was twelve o’clock, he patted Ning Junyan on the head to signal him not to be afraid, and said, “Happy New Year.”
Ning Junyan lay down again, “En”, “You too.”
As he recalled this, Chen Yuncheng sat up, picked up the remote control on the table and turned off the TV. He squatted beside the sofa, patted Ning Junyan’s face, and said, “Go to bed.”
Ning Junyan opened his eyes and asked, “Is it twelve o’clock?”
Chen Yuncheng said, “Not yet, but go to bed if you are sleepy.”
Ning Junyan nodded and stood up. He took two steps, then stopped suddenly, and said to Chen Yuncheng, “I said I will buy you a TV.”
Chen Yuncheng was a little surprised, “Do you still remember?” He thought that it was a nonsense Ning Junyan had said when his head was still sick.
Ning Junyan said, “At that time, whenever New Year’s Eve came, I was always thinking about buying you a TV set.”
Chen Yuncheng couldn’t help but look at him and smile.
Ning Junyan raised his hand, scratched his hair, turned around and continued walking towards the room, saying as he walked, “But you don’t need it now.”
He walked all the way to the door, and saw that Chen Yuncheng hadn’t followed, so he stretched out a hand, “Come here, let’s go to bed.”
Chen Yuncheng walked over and held his hand, coaxing him, “Okay, let’s go to bed.”
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