In mid-September, Guan Anqin had already registered at the university.
Chen Yuncheng asked Guan Anlin about Yu Jie several times, but Guan Anlin always couldn’t explain clearly, so he planned to call Long Zhanyu out and have a meal together. While he was at it, he wanted to find out some things clearly, otherwise, he would always be worried.
At first, Chen Yuncheng planned to book a private room at a restaurant, but then he suddenly thought that eating at home was actually quite good, and he didn’t have to worry about bumping into Yu Jie or other acquaintances outside.
After this idea came to him, he first sought Ning Junyan’s opinion, and when Ning Junyan agreed, he called Long Zhanyu and Guan Anlin to make an appointment.
The day of the meal happened to be Long Zhanyu’s night shift off days. He went out in the afternoon and bought a bottle of red wine as a gift. Then he took a taxi to the elevator apartment that Chen Yuncheng rented according to the address.
Long Zhanyu stood at the door and rang the doorbell, waited for more than ten seconds for the door to open from the inside, and saw a tall and straight figure.
He had seen the man who opened the door. Although he hadn’t seen him many times, he had a deep impression of him and knew that he was Chen Yuncheng’s friend. It was just that he didn’t expect that there would be this person for dinner tonight, after all, the other person’s whole existence seemed out of place with them.
Like now, Long Zhanyu was wearing a crumpled jacket over an old T-shirt, while the man in front of him was wearing a thin knitted sweater over a white shirt. The collar of the shirt was white and crisp, and the rolled-up cuffs were also clean.
“Hello.” Although he felt strange, Long Zhanyu still took the initiative to extend a hand to greet him, “Long Zhanyu.”
“Hello, Ning Junyan.” Ning Junyan held Long Zhanyu’s hand, gently shook it twice, and quickly released it.
In fact, Ning Junyan was also very impressed with Long Zhanyu. After all, the young men and women who appeared around Chen Yuncheng were the ones he paid attention to.
Long Zhanyu came into the entrance and saw Ning Junyan open the shoe cabinet to take out a pair of slippers and put them in front of him. Long Zhanyu thanked him, changed into the slippers and walked in, thinking that Ning Junyan seemed to have a good relationship with Chen Yuncheng.
Chen Yuncheng was busy in the kitchen. He didn’t know how to cook at all, and only after he had invited the guests to his home in a flash of enthusiasm did he start to have a headache about what to do.
Ning Junyan came into the kitchen, took the spatula from his hand, and said, “Your guest is here.”
Chen Yuncheng asked, “Guan Anlin? Tell him to sit by himself.”
Ning Junyan was much more proficient in his movements than he was. He turned down the fire and stir-fried a few times before serving on a plate. He said, “No, it’s the officer surnamed Long.”
Only then did Chen Yuncheng hurry outside.
Standing in the living room, Long Zhanyu looked at the whole house, saw Chen Yuncheng coming out of the kitchen wearing an apron, and said, “The house is pretty good.”
Chen Yuncheng told him, “It’s rented.”
Long Zhanyu handed him the red wine he brought, “It’s pretty good, and the environment is much better than where you used to live.”
Chen Yuncheng took it over and said with a smile, “Thank you.” Then he said, “It looks quite well decorated, but the house is quite small, just one room.”
He invited Long Zhanyu to sit down and poured another cup of tea.
Long Zhanyu sat on the sofa and stretched his neck.
Chen Yuncheng sat opposite him and asked, “Are you still busy with work?”
Long Zhanyu said, “It’s just like that anyway, and you can’t be too busy.” After he said that, he heard a voice from the kitchen, and asked in a low voice, “Your friend is helping you cook?”
Chen Yuncheng glanced back and said, “Yeah, he’s a better cook than me, in fact, I basically don’t know how to do it either. I follow the recipes on the Internet.”
He had prepared four dishes and one soup today, including shrimp, steamed beef, as well as two stir-fried vegetables, and the soup was a chicken soup. He had been working all afternoon on these items.
Ning Junyan brought the fried dishes to the table.
Long Zhanyu looked in the direction of the restaurant, and asked Chen Yuncheng, “Is Guan Anlin here yet?”
Chen Yuncheng said, “I’ll call him.”
Guan Anlin arrived in less than ten minutes, but he didn’t bring any gifts with him. After he entered the room, he saw a table of dishes and expressed his surprise, “Cheng ge, you made this? Or not?”
Chen Yuncheng greeted them to sit down, and stood by the table to drink liquor, “Why can’t I do it?”
Guan Anlin said, “I’ve known you for so long, and I didn’t know you could cook.”
“It’s very simple, you can learn it.” Chen Yuncheng opened the wine, and found that the wine glass was still in the kitchen. He then asked Ning Junyan to help him get the wine glass.
Long Zhanyu glanced at Ning Junyan’s back, and said to Chen Yuncheng, “You don’t seem to have introduced this friend of yours properly.”
When Chen Yuncheng heard Long Zhanyu’s words, he suddenly realized that he hadn’t told Long Zhanyu about his relationship with Ning Junyan, and suddenly felt a little embarrassed.
Guan Anlin looked at Chen Yuncheng, then looked at Long Zhanyu, and said proactively, “He was just a friend he met when he was young, nothing special.” After he said that, he added, “They share the rent now.”
“Rent sharing?” Long Zhanyu felt strange, “Isn’t there only one bedroom?”
Chen Yuncheng didn’t think there was anything to hide at first, he was just trying to figure out how to say it without making everyone feel awkward. However, he didn’t expect Guan Anlin to talk nonsense as soon as he opened his mouth, so now it was hard for him to explain. He couldn’t help but look up and give Guan Anlin a blank look.
It happened that Ning Junyan came out with a wine glass, pulled out the chair and sat down and asked, “What bedroom?”
Long Zhanyu said, “Guan Anlin said that you share the rent with Chen Yuncheng, I wonder how you live in one bedroom here.”
Ning Junyan looked at Chen Yuncheng upon hearing the words, frowned and asked, “You said we rent together?”
Chen Yuncheng hurriedly said, “I never said that.” Then he stared at Guan Anlin, “Who said we rent together?”
Guan Anlin glanced in Long Zhanyu’s direction, raised his hand to cover his mouth, and mouthed to Chen Yuncheng, “I want to help you hide it.”
Chen Yuncheng glanced fiercely at Guan Anlin, reached out to hold Ning Junyan’s hand and put it on the dining table, deliberately let Long Zhanyu see the ring on his finger, and said with a smile, “Let me introduce formally, my boyfriend.”
Ning Junyan didn’t seem very satisfied with the title of boyfriend, when he wanted to speak, Chen Yuncheng kicked him from below, so he acquiesced.
Long Zhanyu showed a confused expression for a moment, “Boyfriend?” His eyes darted repeatedly over Chen Yuncheng’s and Ning Junyan’s faces, and finally said, “fvck!” After he said that, he quickly said, “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean it like that, it was just a bit thought-provoking and I couldn’t accept it for a while.”
Chen Yuncheng smiled at him, “It’s okay.” It didn’t matter if Long Zhanyu accepted him or not anyway.
Long Zhanyu’s brain was a little confused for a short time. He took out a cigarette from the cigarette case and asked the people on the table before lighting it up, “Do you mind?”
Chen Yuncheng shook his head.
He then lit the cigarette, took a puff and thought that there was no lady on the table, he asked if anyone would mind, and then thought that it must be because he heard the word boyfriend just now, and for a moment he had a strange sense of gender confusion towards Chen Yuncheng.
Chen Yuncheng poured wine for them with a bottle, “I purposely asked Anlin not to drive either, so we can all drink a little tonight.” When pouring wine for Ning Junyan, he said, “You drink less, you have to go to work tomorrow. “
While smoking a cigarette, Long Zhanyu couldn’t help but look at Ning Junyan.
Chen Yuncheng raised his head and said to Long Zhanyu, “He is a doctor, have I introduced him?”
Long Zhanyu shook his head, then said, “Good job.”
Chen Yuncheng poured the wine, raised the glass first, and said, “It’s a rare opportunity, and it’s the first time I’ve invited a guest at home,” As he said this, he felt an inexplicable sense of happiness, and couldn’t help turning his head to look at Ning Junyan, and then continued, “Let’s have a drink first.”
Long Zhanyu: Straight Man #2
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