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Rules of love

Chapter 15

       Apart from at the company, Suo Yang rarely ate with others, and he was never one to call people his friends either. After Zhou Mo moved out, he mostly kept to himself.

       Therefore, Suo Yang would still feel somewhat uncomfortable sitting face-to-face and eating congee with someone he didn’t know very well like this.

       Fortunately, Shen Huiming acted very naturally and did not pay too much attention to Suo Yang.

       He would take care of Suo Yang, but he would not be too deliberate. Suo Yang could do things like taking a spoon and a tissue by himself.

       As the two of them ate, they chatted softly one after another, not going too deep into the conversation, but just commenting on the taste of congee and the way the dishes were prepared.

       Suo Yang smiled, “I didn’t expect you to know how to cook congee.”

       “I don’t only know how to make congee.” Shen Huiming said with a smile, “When I was studying in New York, I didn’t learn much from a proper course, but my cooking skills were quite good.”

       Suo Yang thought about his cooking skills, smiled, and continued to eat his congee without saying anything.

       Shen Huiming really wanted to show his skills to Suo Yang. Although he was not sure if the saying “to capture a man, you have to capture his stomach first” was true, but it was certainly true that if you liked someone, you wanted to show everything you were good at in front of them.

       However, even though Shen Huiming had some free time and wanted to show off more, he couldn’t open his mouth to invite the other party to his home.

       There would always be opportunities in the future.

       Shen Huiming comforted himself with this.

       After the two of them finished eating, Suo Yang still felt uncomfortable and walked out of the restaurant with a frown on his face.

       When he saw Suo Yang like this, Shen Huiming couldn’t bear to force the other person to accompany him, so he asked him if he wanted to go back to rest first.

       His approach made Suo Yang feel quite good. Shen Huiming knew the right balance and it was not that much of a burden to get along with him.

       The two walked out, but Suo Yang suddenly felt like vomiting, and subconsciously grabbed Shen Huiming’s wrist.

       Shen Huiming responded quickly and asked him if he wanted to vomit.

       Suo Yang closed his eyes and nodded gently with an ugly expression on his face.

       Shen Huiming directly pulled his wrist and led him towards the nearby shopping mall, and he found the restroom without a hitch.

       Suo Yang went in and vomited secretly. He leaned against the wall of the cubicle and thought that it was really embarrassing. He thought he would feel better after coming out of the house to get some fresh air, but to his surprise, he threw up again.

       So, at the end of the day, he shouldn’t have had those few drinks last night.

       When Suo Yang came out of the cubicle, Shen Huiming was already waiting for him outside with mineral water.

       “Rinse your mouth.” Shen Huiming looked at him with some concern, “Should I not have taken you to eat?”

       Suo Yang forced a smile out and unscrewed the bottle cap to rinse his mouth.

       When it was cleaned up, Suo Yang let out a long breath of relief.

       After throwing up, he was eased a lot, and his whole body was not as heavy-headed as before.

       Suo Yang rubbed his stomach, feeling uncomfortable in his stomach, and said casually, “I want to eat frozen yoghurt.”

       Shen Huiming was startled for a while, then smiled, “Let’s eat it, there should be some in this mall.”

       He didn’t expect that Suo Yang also had a childish side, wanting to eat something and when he said it, he was a bit aggrieved, which was oddly cute.

       Suo Yang’s original intention was not to pretend to be aggrieved to seduce Shen Huiming, he just thought it would be more comfortable to eat something cold.

       Suo Yang didn’t like sweets, and pure ice cream was too sweet for him, so frozen yoghurt was just right. It was just the right amount of sweet and sour, with a bit of fruit thrown in to be eaten.

       The two walked out of the bathroom, and Shen Huiming asked him, “Do you feel better?”

       Suo Yang nodded, “I feel much better after vomiting.”

       Shen Huiming could see that Suo Yang was a little embarrassed, and deliberately said his embarrassing story to make the other party happy, “Last month I had some talk about a business deal, you know it, how can I not go to drink when I talk about business now? From the restaurant to the bar, the old Russia big brother, their drinking capacity is really not blown out of proportion.”

       Suo Yang turned his head to look at him with a smile, “Got you drunk?”

       “I got so drunk that I threw up seven times a night.” Shen Huiming shook his head, “After that, I had to lie in bed for two days before I recovered.”

       Suo Yang laughed, “Business talk is not easy.”

       “Yeah, some people look as if they are shiny and bright, but in fact, they secretly got stomach perforation so fast when they drink.” Shen Huiming laughed, “I’m not talking about you, I’m talking about myself.”

       Suo Yang also looked at him and smiled, and then replied, “The stomach perforation is very serious, so you still need to pay more attention to it in general.”

       Suo Yang turned forward when he spoke, Shen Huiming turned his head to look at him, and could only see the high bridge of his nose and the slightly quivering eyelashes.

       The two walked slowly and leisurely in the mall. The mall was rarely crowded on a weekday afternoon, even the shop assistants of each store were lazy.

       The two of them walked around and found a shop selling frozen yoghurt.

       Shen Huiming said, “What’s the difference between this and yoghurt?”

       Suo Yang was a little surprised, “You’ve never eaten it?”

       “Would it make me look stupid if I said I hardly ever come to the mall, and have never seen or eaten anything?”

       Suo Yang laughed out loud, then ordered two servings and let Shen Huiming choose the fruit by himself.

       “It’s on me,” said Suo Yang, “to show you the world.”

       The two big men each took a frozen yoghurt and sat down on a small chair in the shop.

       Suo Yang said, “The first time I had frozen yoghurt was when Zhou Mo bought it, and I had a hangover the night before. We went out looking for something to eat the next day, and he bought this for me.”

       Shen Huiming took a small plastic spoon and scooped the white piece into his mouth. It was cold and sweet and sour, “Well, it tastes good.”

       Suo Yang looked at him and smiled, “You don’t have to force yourself if you don’t like it.”

       “Then you really misunderstood me,” Shen Huiming said. “People like us, in order to maintain dignity, even if we eat the best food, we have to act calm and reserved in order to maintain our decency, after all, we are a boss, we can’t act so ignorant.”

       Suo Yang was so amused by his words that he burst out laughing.

       Shen Huiming was quite amusing, Suo Yang thought, more amusing than I thought.

       Suo Yang lowered his head and laughed softly as Shen Huiming poked a piece of fruit with his fork and brought it to his mouth.

       He took a bite of the mango, which was also slightly cool and delicious, with a touch of sweetness, a bit like the feeling Suo Yang gave him at the moment.

       Maybe it was because the two had become familiar with each other after a few meetings, or maybe it was because he had just seen Suo Yang broken down, so the person in front of him seemed to have finally taken off his armour temporarily, no longer hiding his fatigue.

       Suo Yang’s face was pale and he sat there quietly eating frozen yoghurt. Shen Huiming looked at him and wanted to say: Why don’t you lean on me?

       “What’s the matter?” Suo Yang found him staring at him, no longer pretending not to know, but turned to ask.

       “I was thinking, what kind of people would you be attracted to,” Shen Huiming said. “What kind of person would make your heart flutter?”


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This chapter is chucked with personal stuff haha! I really wanted frozen yoghurt so badly, but I couldn’t eat it… I’m pissed off! Thank you to the little angel who voted or irrigated nutrient solution for me during 2020-04-20 06:23:48~2020-04-21 06:26:37~

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Hng… It’s 9.30PM right now and I also want some frozen yoghurt (ᗒᗣᗕ)՞
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Chapter 14

       After being attracted to a person, everyone has the potential to become a detective.

       One would try to explore the common interests between both of them, and would intentionally decipher what the other person said after a deep thought.

       All of this became a clue to approach the other party, an ambiguous hint hidden under the lingering smoke that the other person gives himself.

       Shen Huiming smiled, “Coincidentally, we both met for the first time at 30,000 feet too.”

       Suo Yang thanked the waiter who brought the coffee, and gently fiddled with the ice cubes inside the glass with a plastic straw.

       “As the hand of God produced clouds with one turn of the hand and rain with another, so does literary creation that comes from life.” Suo Yang looked up at him and smiled, “In other words, the author couldn’t have predicted the meeting of the people more than 20 years ago.”

       “Well? How does the book end?”

       “Want me to spoil it?” Suo Yang took a sip of coffee, pressing the tip of his tongue against the ice.

       “Because I think, I probably don’t have the patience to finish reading.” No patience, and not much time.

       Shen Huiming didn’t usually read this kind of book. Today, he just had nothing to do while waiting for Suo Yang, so he picked this book out of the coffee shop’s bookshelf.

       He felt that the copy that he took with him happened to be the one Suo Yang had read, which was also a hint of fate.

       The two of them were just made for each other.

       “Broke up.” As Suo Yang put the ice cube in his mouth, the coolness relieved his headache and nausea, “The male protagonist finds another new love at the end, and starts a new round of research on the subject of love.”

       Shen Huiming smiled wryly and shook his head, “I shouldn’t have asked.”

       “Whether you ask or not, the ending is already written.”

       “But if I hadn’t asked, they would have ended up differently in my world.” Shen Huiming said, “In fact, nothing in the world is really set in stone, and a well-written and established ending may not, in fact, be unchanged.”

       He picked up the small box on the table and opened it slowly.

       Suo Yang fiddled with the ice cubes in the glass and said with a smile, “Is this self-deception?”

       “Sometimes there’s nothing wrong with deceiving yourself,” Shen Huiming said as he examined his cufflinks that had been sent back to him. “It’s like I know you’re bound to reject me and have already done so, but I still think it’s hard to say what’s going to happen later. What do you think?”

       Shen Huiming put the cufflinks back on, “We all know that fate is very metaphysical, and everyone is a scientific supremacist, yet in this matter, we firmly believe in fate.”

       He lowered his head and fiddled with his cufflinks with one hand, “Fate has made us meet by chance several times, and I think I should fight for it even if it’s just to be an ordinary friend.”

       He raised his head and looked at Suo Yang, “What do you think?”

       Suo Yang’s eyes kept falling on Shen Huiming’s wrist, who was struggling with cufflinks.

       He put down the cup and stretched out his hand, “I’ll help you with it.”

       Shen Huiming smiled and handed the half-finished cufflinks to Suo Yang, then extended his hand.

       Helping someone with cufflinks was like helping someone with a tie, which was more or less intimate and ambiguous. This was the first time for Suo Yang to do such a thing, and it was also the first time for Shen Huiming to be “taken care of” by someone like this.

       Both of them were silent, Shen Huiming looked at Suo Yang’s slightly frowning brows, unable to guess what the man was thinking.

       When the cufflinks were fastened, Suo Yang subconsciously breathed a sigh of relief.

       “How was it? Did you have a good rest last night?” Shen Huiming began to look for a topic of conversation.

       Suo Yang smiled bitterly, “I have a headache, it’s been a long time since I drank like this.”

       Shen Huiming actually didn’t know how much Suo Yang had drunk and what exactly he had drunk. In the time it took him to go out for a cigarette with Jiang Tongyan, Suo Yang’s face and eyes were already red when he came back.

       “You don’t usually drink much?” Shen Huiming remembered that when they met in New York, Suo Yang had just come out of a bar.

       Probably everyone had heard the rumours—that the flight attendant circle had a chaotic life.

       Of course, there are similar rumours—the chaotic life of foreign executives, the chaotic life of the gay community, the chaotic life of surgeons, and so on.

       The list went on and on.

       Shen Huiming has always hated grouping and labelling. There were good people in every group and black sheep in every group, and generalising from one point to another only makes people look more narrow-minded.

       But it was undeniable that he was curious about Suo Yang’s life.

       “Not so much in these past two years.” Suo Yang felt uncomfortable in his stomach and put another ice cube in his mouth.

       “It’s good, alcohol is something that is good to spice up your life once in a while, but too much of it is really bad for your health.” Shen Huiming leaned on the back of the sofa and sighed, “Sometimes I suspect that the alcohol content in my body has exceeded my blood level content.”

       Of course, he was joking, and both of them knew that.

       But Shen Huiming’s “deliberate show of misery” still caught Suo Yang’s attention, who hooked his tongue around the ice cube, swirled it around and then chewed it hard.

       “It’s inevitable for businessman,” Suo Yang said, “but it’s better to take care of yourself if possible. Your health is important.”

       Shen Huiming smiled, “Can I take that as a concern?”

       Suo Yang also smiled, “It’s supposed to be a concern.”

       He took a sip of coffee and swallowed the shattered ice.

       “It’s not pleasant to be drunk.” Suo Yang rubbed his temples, “I still feel nauseated.”

       Shen Huiming stared at him, watching his neatly manicured and clean nails turn pale from pressing too hard on his forehead.

       “Have you eaten?” Shen Huiming asked.

       Suo Yang shook his head, “My stomach doesn’t feel good.”

       “Do you remember what you said to me on the plane before?” Shen Huiming tapped Suo Yang’s coffee cup with his fingers, “The downside of drinking coffee on an empty stomach, remember?”

       Suo Yang smiled, “I feel like I’ve been caught doing something bad.”

       “Aren’t you?” Shen Huiming stood up and said to him, “Let’s go. let’s have something to eat. there should be a congee shop nearby, simply eat a little or your body won’t be able to take it.”

       Suo Yang sat there and tilted his head to look at him.

       Shen Huiming didn’t hide his gaze, and said to him very calmly, “This is me being concerned about you.”

       Suo Yang wanted to refuse but then heard Shen Huiming say, “You helped me twice, the ticket holder and cufflinks. It’s not too much for me to treat you to a bowl of congee as a thank you.”

       Shen Huiming asked him with a smile, “You wouldn’t deliberately make me owe you a favour, would you?”

       Suo Yang smiled helplessly and stood up with his hands on the table.

       He finally realized that it was very difficult for him to win against Shen Huiming. The other party was too shrewd and knew how to bridge the gap for him.

       As the two walked out, Shen Huiming said, “It looks like you haven’t taken care of yourself very well either, you’re really looking a bit pale now.”

       Suo Yang walked beside him without speaking.

       “I originally wanted to take the opportunity to invite you to watch a movie, but seeing you like this, I couldn’t bear to ask.”

       Suo Yang smiled in his heart: But you still said it.

       “Maybe next time.” Suo Yang said lightly, “If there’s a chance later.”


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Notes:

The part where Suo Yang said, “As the hand of God produced clouds with one turn of the hand and rain with another, so does literary creation that comes from life”
In my interpretation, it refers to the inconsistency of God and literary creation, since the sentence of to produced clouds with one turn of the hand and rain with another is actually an idiom for being tricky and inconsistent. So the literary creation that is derived from life should be similar; tricky and inconsistent.


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Chapter 13

       Some encounters were coincidental, but others were clearly intentional.

       Although Suo Yang had a splitting headache at the moment, his mind was still clear. He narrowed his eyes and looked at the cufflinks as the midday sun broke through the window, casting a somewhat dazzling light on it.

       “No.” Suo Yang said softly, “I really don’t remember anything.”

       The cufflinks were specially placed in Suo Yang’s pocket by Shen Huiming in order to create a chance for the next meeting reasonably.

       Therefore, he knew very well that either Suo Yang hadn’t found out, or Suo Yang had found out and was deliberately playing dumb.

       “Is that so…” Shen Huiming sighed with a wry smile, “I didn’t expect that I would lose it.”

       “It’s important?” Suo Yang thought subconsciously, that maybe the pair of cufflinks was given to him by someone who meant a lot to Shen Huiming.

       “Yes, it’s very important,” Shen Huiming said. “It’s an X brand limited edition, with the number and name engraved on the inside of the button, but that’s not important.”

       Suo Yang listened quietly while picking up the cufflinks on the table and examining them carefully.

       There was indeed a number on the inside of the button, and Shen Huiming’s cufflink was number 1.

       As for the name, he saw an “S” near the number, which should represent “Shen”.

       S.

       Suo Yang looked at it with a slight smile in his eyes.

       Suo Yang’s Suo was also S.

       He was suddenly alarmed because he found himself subconsciously looking for what he had in common with Shen Huiming.

       This was what happened when you start caring about someone.

       This made Suo Yang feel that he and Shen Huiming did seem to be starting to get involved in a way that was inevitable.

       “More importantly,” Shen Huiming said, “Someone told me yesterday that he likes the cufflinks.”

       With a “bang”, Suo Yang’s alarm bell blew up.

       It was not that Suo Yang had never met a push and pull master, but all the tactics Shen Huiming had used had hit him right in the heart.

       A subtle hint, no rush and no impatience.

       He preferred to be treated like this than those who thought they were passionately pursuing him.

       “I just got up.” Suo Yang said, “I’ll look for it later, and I’ll contact you later.”

       Shen Huiming smiled, and since Suo Yang said that, it proved that he had wavered.

       “Alright.” One couldn’t rush, couldn’t be too blunt, couldn’t give the other party the feeling of being pushed.

       Shen Huiming said, “I’ll also look for it. Maybe it fell in one of my pockets.”

       Suo Yang laughed silently and said softly, “I’ll contact you later. Bye.”

       He hung up the phone, lay on the sofa and played with the cufflink in his hand.

       He did say that he liked Shen Huiming’s cufflinks, but of course, that wasn’t his focus at the time. He believed that Shen Huiming could understand his underlying tone.

       It was just that they didn’t expect that the other party was also someone who was capable of going back and forth, and now these cufflinks had become the thread that held them together.

       Suo Yang hadn’t really looked at the cufflinks before but felt that the simple design matched Shen Huiming’s calm temperament.

       He hated everything that was overly ornate. Anything too shiny or complicated in design made him feel that it was too flashy and overwhelming.

       This simple design had just the right touch. It felt low-key and not cheap.

       The same was true for object and person.

       Half an hour later, Suo Yang sent a text message to Shen Huiming: Mr Shen, I found your cufflinks in my trouser pocket.

       At this moment, Shen Huiming was sitting in a coffee shop drinking coffee and reading a book, patiently waiting for his message.

       Shen Huiming didn’t expect Suo Yang to call, and he even suspected that the other party didn’t store his number at all.

       Suo Yang really didn’t save it, but he remembered the string of numbers, found the “good night” from a few days ago in the text message record, and sent the message.

       Out of courtesy, Shen Huiming did not call back immediately but sent a reply to Suo Yang via text message.

       【Luckily, I didn’t lose it. When is it convenient for you for me to go and pick it up?】

       Suo Yang had already drank two glasses of water while standing in front of the water dispenser. He looked at the text message, thought about it, and replied—

       【I haven’t made any arrangements today. Let’s meet somewhere.】

       Suo Yang really didn’t have the habit of letting unfamiliar people come to the door. So he met them outside, meeting at home was too ambiguous.

       The two met at a coffee shop an hour later. The coffee shop where they met was the one where Shen Huiming was now.

       He had already made plans when he came.

       When Suo Yang reported his home address to the taxi driver last night, he heard it, but he had to pretend he didn’t know.

       This coffee shop was not far from Suo Yang’s house, and there was a shopping mall and a cinema upstairs, so if possible, he might be able to get a chance to watch a movie and have dinner.

       After making an appointment with Suo Yang, Shen Huiming asked the waiter to clean up the table, take away the empty cup, and replace the tissue with a new one, then continued reading and waiting for Suo Yang to arrive.

       Before he left the house, Suo Yang deliberately found a small box and put the cufflinks in it. Because of the headache, he went back to take another painkiller when was already about to lock the door.

       In fact, he didn’t really want to go out today. The hangover felt too torturous.

       But he had a flight for three days in a row starting tomorrow. So after some hesitation, he decided to meet Shen Huiming today.

       With a headache and nausea, Suo Yang didn’t drive, went out and took a taxi to the coffee shop he had made an appointment with.

       Maybe he should have a cup of coffee, an Americano with ice,  to suppress the non-stop nausea feeling.

       Suo Yang sat in the back seat of the car, fell asleep in a daze, was woken up by the taxi driver, then hurriedly paid to get out of the car.

       He took a deep breath outside for a while and adjusted his state.

       It was already autumn in September, but the temperature was still a little high in the afternoon.

       He rubbed his eyebrows, saw the sign of the coffee shop, and walked over there.

       Before Suo Yang reached the door, he saw Shen Huiming. The man was sitting by the window, and the huge transparent glass wall allowed people outside to see the world inside in full view.

       Shen Huiming was sitting on a black leather sofa, looking down intently at the book in his hand, and Suo Yang couldn’t see clearly what he was reading, but the way the man was sitting there peacefully was a bit charming.

       He looked at him and smiled and suddenly felt that if he hadn’t made an appointment with Shen Huiming, if the two of them didn’t know each other, maybe, just as he passed by, he would have taken a second look at this man.

       Shen Huiming was very attractive.

       He pushed open the door and walked in, went to the bar and ordered an Americano with ice, then walked towards Shen Huiming with the small dark blue box with cufflinks in it.

       Shen Huiming never looked up. So Suo Yang walked towards him step by step, reached him, leaned over and put the small box on the table in front of him.

       Only then did Shen Huiming freeze for a moment before looking up.

       The two looked at each other and smiled, and Suo Yang sat opposite him.

       As Suo Yang sat down, he recalled the scene he had just witnessed, and surprisingly, he felt like he was proposing with a ring in his hand.

       This made him laugh and cry, and he felt that he was indeed strange.

       “Something to drink?” Shen Huiming put down the book and asked Suo Yang.

       “I already ordered.” Suo Yang glanced at the book Shen Huiming was reading, “Someone at 30,000 feet high must have been fiddling with our fate.”

       Shen Huiming followed his line of sight to the book and then smiled because this sentence was from the first chapter of the book, where the male and female lead met on the plane.


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Chapter 12

       Suo Yang woke up on the sofa the next day with a splitting headache and started to vomit as soon as he moved.

       He rushed straight into the bathroom and threw up all over the place.

       It was not that he hadn’t had hangovers before. He used to play around with everyone for a while when he was in college. On weekends, he would soak in bars and spend the next day recovering energy.

       However, Suo Yang only fooled around for around a year or so, and then gradually began to restrain himself and no longer indulged himself indiscriminately.

       He hadn’t felt this way in a long time.

       After he vomited, he took off his clothes and took a shower. The cold water poured down, causing him to clench his teeth and frown.

       His muddled brain was briefly awakened by the cold water, and he quickly adjusted to the temperature of the water, closing his eyelids as he finished the shower.

       Afterwards, he cleaned up the bathroom and did laundry.

       After he came out, he confirmed that he had no flying duties today, and then he rummaged through the cupboard to find a painkiller, took it with the cold water and slumped back down on the sofa.

       He fumbled with his phone and turned it on; it still had 20% battery left.

       In the middle of the night, Zhou Mo texted him back and asked him if something had happened to him.

       After about an hour, Zhou Mo sent another message. It should be Shen Huiming who told the other party that he had arrived home, so he told him to take a good rest.

       Except for Zhou Mo, nothing else.

       Suo Yang put the phone aside and looked at the ceiling pondering the events of last night.

       Nothing else impressed him, but that last call from Shen Hui Ming still made his fingers tingle when he thought about it.

       Suo Yang had never been a person who was easily attracted to someone. He even would suppress his own desires deliberately, for anything and everyone.

       He felt that desires were burdens, and when one had more and more desires, one would live an increasingly tiring life.

       Of course, it wasn’t much easier for him now.

       For several years, Suo Yang had done well, and he was very satisfied with himself.

       His home was in minimalist style, and so was his life. If he didn’t want or desire anything, he wouldn’t be trapped by his desires.

       However now, he was still stuck.

       Just because of the voice that reached his ears late at night.

       Suo Yang was not a person who had an obsession with sound, but he was indeed aroused by Shen Huiming’s voice at that moment.

       Was it because he had suppressed it for too long?

       Suo Yang found a reasonable explanation for himself. Because he had been abstaining from sex for too long, coupled with the catalyst of alcohol and the dark night, this had led to the buds of lust sprouting in his heart.

       That was probably the case.

       Suo Yang sighed and closed his eyes with a wry smile.

       He knew that wasn’t the case.

       Otherwise, why else would he have put his hand in his pyjama trousers now that the alcohol and the darkness had all but disappeared from his world?

       Ah, man…

       Inseparable from desire.

       Suo Yang thought: Let’s take a rest. I have a day off today.

       It was noon when Shen Huiming came out of the conference room. The assistant asked if he wanted help ordering lunch. He waved his hand and refused.

       “I’m going out, and I won’t necessarily be back in the afternoon.” Shen Huiming said, “Call me if anything happens.”

       He handed the materials in his hand to the assistant and went downstairs directly.

       Shen Huiming also went home shortly after Suo Yang left last night, but after all, he drank a lot of alcohol, so he didn’t drive when he came to the company this morning.

       Now, he walked out of the building and took a taxi to meet with Jiang Tongyan.

       The two of them met at a Spanish restaurant opposite the hotel where Jiang Tongyan stayed.

       When Jiang Tongyan came, Shen Huiming had been looking at the menu for a while.

       “How much did you drink yesterday?” Shen Huiming asked him, “You look half-dead now.”

       Jiang Tongyan sat down and first asked the waiter for a glass of warm water. He then finished it in one gulp.

       “I think I’m finished.” Jiang Tongyan said, “I’m in trouble.”

       Shen Huiming looked up at him, “What’s wrong? Did you give away your company while you were drunk last night?”

       Jiang Tongyan rubbed his eyebrows helplessly, “Do you know who was sleeping next to me when I woke up this morning?”

       Shen Huiming put down the menu.

       “Suo Yang.”

       “…”

       “Okay, I lied to you.” Jiang Tongyan let out a sigh, “The one you danced with yesterday.”

       “Good for you. Surely you won’t go back empty-handed once you’ve come back, right?”

       Jiang Tongyan took the menu and looked at it: “I’m not kidding you. I’m really in trouble.”

       Shen Huiming leaned back in the chair and squinted at him with an amused look on his face.

       “I drank too much last night, and I don’t even remember how I got back to the hotel,” Jiang Tongyan said. “I was so drunk that I definitely couldn’t get hard, so I told him I didn’t touch him.”

       Shen Huiming sneered and said nothing.

       “But he said his butt hurt and asked me to be responsible for him.”

       Jiang Tongyan looked bitter, but Shen Huiming was happy.

       It was good. No one would rob Suo Yang from him this time.

       Jiang Tongyan said, “I have a good idea of what I can do, I definitely didn’t sleep with him.”

       “But you have no evidence.” Shen Huiming said, “Admit it, you’ve planted yourself in someone’s hands.”

       “This is a scam, I have to find a way.” Jiang Tongyan called the waiter and the two ordered their food.

       “By the way,” Jiang Tongyan asked Shen Huiming, “Last night, when I turned around, you and Suo Yang were gone. Don’t tell me you went to open a room.”

       Shen Huiming was about to drink water when he almost choked on his words.

       “You think we’re all the same as you?” Shen Huiming said. “You’re so senseless, you little.”

       Jiang Tongyan sneered, “You are really not a man.”

       “You are,” Shen Huiming said politely to him, “Sleeping with someone and still not admitting it.”

       “But I didn’t sleep with him!”

       “Who knows whether you slept or not? There’s no proof in your words, you have to show proof.”  Shen Huiming said, “With all this going on, are you not going to be able to leave today?”

       “Leaving, I’m definitely leaving,” Jiang Tongyan was flying back to New York tonight, “It’s just a little troublesome.”

       Shen Huiming’s cell phone rang, and the assistant called to confirm the time for a meeting tomorrow.

       In the time it took for him to call, Jiang Tongyan made a decision.

       “I’ve thought it over.”

       As soon as Shen Huiming hung up the phone, Jiang Tongyan said, “He didn’t say I slept with him, and I think I didn’t.”

       The waiter brought the food and set it up.

       When the waiter walked away, Jiang Tongyan stared at the meat on the plate and said, “Anyway, the pot has been buckled down. I’ll go back to sleep with him when I’m full.”

       Shen Huiming felt that the logic of this man was too formidable, and he could not wait to applaud him.

       After the two finished their meal, Jiang Tongyan rushed back to the hotel with a look of grief and indignation. Before leaving, he asked Shen Huiming, “What are your arrangements for later?”

       Shen Huiming didn’t tell him. He waited for Jiang Tongyan to leave, took out his phone, and called Suo Yang.

       “Hello.”

       “Suo Yang?” Shen Huiming stood in the autumn sunlight, looking at the flower shop across the street, and said with a smile, “It’s me, Shen Huiming.”

       “Ah, Mr Shen, how do you do?”

       “It’s just, when I sent my clothes to the laundry today, I found that I had lost one of the cufflinks on my shirt. I searched everywhere but couldn’t find it. I want to ask you if you have any recollection of where I dropped it. “

       Suo Yang sat on the sofa and listened to his voice. When he finished saying this, he raised his eyes slightly, and his eyes fell on the glass coffee table.

       There was a silver cufflink on it, the one he told Shen Huiming yesterday that he liked the brand.


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Originally when Jiang Tongyan said, “This is a scam, I have to find a way.” in the raw, he was saying 这是碰瓷 literal translation “This is touching porcelain.” It was a trick that reportedly takes its name from a scam in which unscrupulous antique sellers would rig up damaged porcelain vases to look whole, wait for customers to “break” one by picking it up, and then demand that they pay for the item.
But I had to change it to scam because it sounds suitable that way.


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Chapter 11

       Suo Yang said, “Mr Jiang and that boy are quite suitable.”

       Shen Huiming looked back before going out. The drunk and crying guy was still hugging the innocent Jiang Tongyan in a deadly hug.

       He smiled and said, “I didn’t think you could joke about it.”

       When the two came out, Suo Yang took a deep breath of fresh air and said with a smile, “I’m serious.”

       Shen Huiming knew too well what kind of people Jiang Tongyan liked. It was more or less someone like Suo Yang, but no matter what, it would not be someone a little crazy.

       But he just smiled and looked at Suo Yang, and didn’t say anything to refute.

       “I think it’s quite interesting,” Suo Yang stood on the side of the road and raised his hand to rub his somewhat sore neck, “When two people with completely different personalities get together, their life will be turned upside down.”

       Shen Huiming wasn’t sure if Suo Yang had something to say. It would take a lot of work to understand what this person and this person were saying.

       “It’s true that a life that’s hardly changes can feel boring,” Shen Huiming said, “So, trying to accept new friends, trying to do things that you never thought you would do before, is a way to relax.”

       Suo Yang laughed, “It could also be a new burden.”

       “Are you…” Shen Huiming paused just in time.

       He originally wanted to ask Suo Yang if he was afraid of change, but he suddenly realized that people like Suo Yang would not like the word ‘afraid’.

       He changed his words and asked Suo Yang, “Are you very resistant to change?”

       Suo Yang looked at him and smiled, and asked, “Mr. Shen, do you have any cigarettes?”

       Shen Huiming didn’t expect him to smoke, so he took out his cigarette case and handed it to him.

       Suo Yang skillfully lit the cigarette, took a puff, then closed his eyes and slowly exhaled the smoke.

       He had indeed drank a little too much today.

       Suo Yang was not very addicted to smoking, especially when he was either at work or at home. He felt that both places were not suitable. He used to have a few cigarettes a day when he was in school, but he gradually quit since he started working.

       Shen Huiming quietly stood beside him smoking a cigarette, watching Suo Yang’s profile become ambiguous under the orange street light.

       He remembered Jiang Tongyan’s words—I don’t believe you don’t have that in mind about him.

       How could he not?

       Shen Huiming just looked at him like that. He was a little restless and ready to create some trouble.

       In this regard, the man’s body had always been honest.

       But after all, Shen Huiming was not the kind of man who would easily get aroused, and his curiosity about Suo Yang was not just a desire for a physical adventure.

       He also took a deep breath and suppressed his desire.

       Zhou Mo’s alcohol was too strong, and Suo Yang felt a little dizzy as he leaned against the wall and smoked with his eyes closed.

       He didn’t say anything, just tried to keep himself sober and decent.

       When he finished smoking a cigarette, Suo Yang opened his eyes and said, “I’m really sorry, I suddenly remembered I have something to do. I have to go first.”

       Although Suo Yang didn’t say it, Shen Huiming could tell that he was a little drunk.

      People who often pushed glasses and changed glasses on the wine table could actually tell who was drunk to what extent at a glance. No matter how steady Suo Yang was at this moment and how clear his words were, his hazy eyes and slowed speech had completely exposed him.

       Shen Huiming didn’t expose him. When dealing with a person like Suo Yang, if you acted too much like ‘you understood’, it would make them more resistant.

       Sometimes it was not half bad to feign ignorance.

       “Okay,” Shen Huiming said, “Do you want me to pass the message to Zhou Mo?”

       “I’ll call him later.” Suo Yang walked towards the side of the road, “Then I’ll go first.”

       Shen Huiming followed him diagonally behind and raised his hand to help him call for a taxi.

       Suo Yang felt dizzy, a state of real drunkenness that he would have at most once or twice in a few years.

       And he was well aware that this state would only become more and more obvious. He couldn’t handle such a strong drink. If he wanted to keep his attitude, the best way is to escape as soon as possible.

       That being said, it seemed to be somewhat useless.

       But even as a deserter1it refers to how Suo Yang is trying to run away from the place, Suo Yang didn’t want to lose his dignity in front of others.

       When the taxi arrived, he reached for the door and missed the handle.

       He panicked for a moment, hurriedly calmed down, and forced the door open.

       Shen Huiming saw his actions, but he didn’t say a word. He just said to the driver as the other party sat firmly in the car, “Please take care of this.”

       Then he turned back and whispered in Suo Yang’s ear, “Be safe and send me a message when you get home.”

       Suo Yang smiled at him, “Goodbye, Mr. Shen.”

       Shen Huiming helped him close the car door and stood there watching the car disappear into the night.

       He lit another cigarette, recalling what Suo Yang looked like just now.

       It was very arousing, it was the feeling of being tickled by a cat’s whiskers.

       Suo Yang, on one hand, made him feel as if he was as fresh as a mountain forest, tall and straight as a green bamboo, and on the other hand, it made him feel like he was a poppy blooming in the middle of the night, gorgeous and attractive.

       He thought of the ‘The Flowers of Evil2Les Fleur Du Mal’, the torch of Satan, a gift of nature.

       It was an unpredictable spiritual turmoil.

       Shen Huiming waited outside, and the wind was blowing, knowing what he was waiting for.

       Suo Yang forced his way to the house, and the moment he entered the door, he slumped on the chair in the hallway.

       He leaned against the wall for a breath, raised his hand and rubbed his temples vigorously.

       He really couldn’t drink with Zhou Mo, the guy was getting scarier and scarier.

       He had just sent a message to Zhou Mo on the way,  telling the other party that he had left beforehand because he had something to do and that he would treat him another day as an apology.

       Zhou Mo didn’t reply, he was probably making trouble.

       Suo Yang felt light-headed and it felt like his whole body was out of control.

       He leaned against the corner, his eyes closed, and his breath was burning hot.

       It had been a long time since he drank like this. The wine had melted into his blood, burning him like dry grass that had been set on fire.

       The phone suddenly rang, loudly.

       Suo Yang frowned and fumbled, finally taking out the phone that kept making noises from his pocket with a shaking hand.

       He picked it up without looking, swallowed hard, closed his eyes, and tried to make his voice sound the same as usual.

       “Hello.” Suo Yang said.

       Standing on the side of the road with a cigarette between his fingers, Shen Huiming asked softly, “Home yet?”

       His voice pierced into Suo Yang’s ears like electricity, causing him to shiver.

       He suddenly opened his eyes, looked at the dark and empty home, and replied calmly, “Well, I just got inside.”

       Shen Huiming chuckled, “That’s good, have a good rest, take care of yourself, and see you another day if there’s a chance.”

       Shen Huiming’s voice was like a wisp of smoke, swirling around Suo Yang, making him dizzy.

       “Suo Yang?”

       “Oh, okay.” Suo Yang lost his concentration. He realized that he had revealed a flaw, “See you some other time, good night.”

       He didn’t dare to listen to the other party’s words much longer, the man’s slightly husky voice turned into a gentle ribbon that tightly strangled his throat in his silent home.

       Something was killing him.

       When Suo Yang put down his phone, he thought: Maybe I should take a cold shower.


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Chapter 10

       Shen Huiming also wondered, what exactly was the evidence of liking a person or rather, falling in love with a person?

       Your eyes always followed the other person at all times?

       Getting attracted to every single action of the other person?

       Unconsciously trying to interpret every look and every word of the other person?

       Or, when you were just thinking about the other person, the most primitive desire to possess all of them rise up?

       Shen Huiming actually didn’t like being in this state of putting too much of his mind on another person. This kind of situation consumes his mind too much, and his life was already busy enough that his time off was constantly squeezed and he didn’t have time to rest. So when emotional matters come into play, it would only makes him more exhausted.

       But things had not turned out as he had expected. Instead of being tired, paying attention and trying to get a glimpse of Suo Yang’s matters had sparked his enthusiasm for life.

       When he sat back next to Suo Yang, and the two were so close that Jiang Tongyan, who was one step late, could not squeeze himself between the two, he felt that this state was like someone had dropped a bomb into the pool of his life, which was as unchanging as it was, and the splashed everywhere in an instant. It was dangerous and exciting.

       In the past 30 years, most of his challenges and self-challenges had come from his studies and career. Now he had finally stepped into another field.

       Zhou Mo said, “Ming ge, what are you doing here?”

       He narrowed his eyes at Shen Huiming, “Tongyan’s nose was on the verge of wrinkling.”

       Shen Huiming smiled and picked up the cup comfortably, “Have a drink?”

       “Let’s have a drink!” Zhou Mo and Shen Huiming lightly clinked glasses, then took a big gulp.

       Zhou Mo was a smart person. He didn’t need Suo Yang to tell him anything when he sat down here. He could tell from the look in the other two people’s eyes that they had created a love triangle.

       He especially wanted to roast Shen Huiming, who had said he would not consider a relationship before. Why was he so excited now?

       But Zhou Mo was one of those people who didn’t think it was a big deal to watch the bustling scenes. He was still curious about how Shen Huiming and Jiang Tongyan would pursue Yang.

       Suo Yang was more difficult to kick than an iron plate, who could overtake him would really be based on their true ability.

       Zhou Mo stood up and twisted his waist happily.

       When Shen Huiming turned to Suo Yang, he found that his face had turned a little red, and he knew it was because of Zhou Mo.

       This man sat firmly in the corner of the room, with no expression on his face, but his eyes were slightly misty. A state that blurred the line between cold and seductive, making one wonder if he was rejecting you or seducing you.

       Shen Huiming asked, “Too much drink?”

       Suo Yang’s drinking capacity was actually quite average, especially today, all the wine Zhou Mo brought was strong with the purpose to intoxicate everyone.

       But he was also very sensible and would not allow himself to get drunk on any occasion. He has a skill that once made Zhou Mo amazed—even if he had drunk too much, far beyond his limit, as long as he had not returned home, Suo Yang was able to stay awake and even made it impossible for anyone to see that he was extremely drunk. However, once he got home and entered the door, he couldn’t walk a single step and would collapse directly at the door and fall asleep.

       Zhou Mo had only seen him in that state once before when Zhou Mo and he were roommates and they were both new to the company.

       They were both new to the company, handsome, and were sure to be pestered at the annual meeting.

       Zhou Mo was good at drinking, and no one could get him drunk. As a newcomer, Suo Yang certainly couldn’t refuse his seniors’ drink, so they both drank a lot. When the scene was over, the two of them seemed to be in a similar state. Suo Yang’s eyes and face were slightly red, and he was blinking less frequent, but his speech and actions didn’t show that he was drunk at all.

       They both took a taxi home together and were chatting normally before they walked in the door. As soon as they entered the door, Suo Yang sat on the stool at the entrance to change his shoes and fell asleep.

       That was the only time.

       Zhou Mo didn’t know how many people had seen Suo Yang like this, but he felt that it was pretty awesome anyway.

       This man, Suo Yang was very tense even when drinking, and Zhou Mo really didn’t know how to make him relax.

       Facing Shen Huiming’s concern, Suo Yang smiled, “It’s okay.”

       He looked at the wine glass in front of him, felt a little thirsty, picked it up and took another sip.

       “Have something to eat.” Shen Huiming put the pastries on the table in front of Suo Yang, “Your stomach can’t take it if you just drink.”

       Suo Yang smiled, “Thank you.”

       Shen Huiming wanted to chat with him as much as possible, but he found that it was too difficult. Unless Suo Yang was willing to take the initiative to tell him some deep stories, no one could pry his mouth open.

       Suo Yang stretched out his hand and picked up a pineapple cake. He hesitated when he opened his mouth to bite, and finally took a bite.

       The pineapple cake tasted good, but the crumbs fell on him in all directions with this bite.

       He lowered his head and frowned.

       Shen Huiming smiled.

       Suo Yang looked at him uncertainly, his eyes were full of questions: What are you laughing at?

       Shen Huiming said, “I think your expression just now was a little cute.”

       Cute?

       It was the first time anyone had used the word to describe him.

       “Take a tissue with you.” Shen Huiming handed him the tissue, “Or, I’ll help you take it.”

       Suo Yang chuckled lightly, took the tissue and thanked him.

       Next to them, on Shen Huiming’s left, Jiang Tongyan was being forced to drink with the dance partner he just met.

       “Gege, I’m telling you, I’m really too miserable.” The young man who had danced with him was forcibly holding Jiang Tongyan’s arm, and was already drunk at this moment, “How come nobody loves me? I counted yesterday, in twenty-three years, I’ve been rejected twenty-three times, How come I’m so miserable? Am I not good-looking?”

       Jiang Tongyan’s head hurt from his noises and he kept dodging back.

       He ducked back and could only crowd in Shen Huiming.

       The more he squeezed Shen Huiming, the more Shen Huiming had to get closer to Suo Yang in order to avoid him.

       Shen Huiming reluctantly said to Suo Yang, “Sorry, these two are really… Shall we change places?”

       At this moment, Suo Yang had been pushed into the corner, and as long as he relaxed, he and Shen Huiming’s legs would stick together.

       That was too ambiguous.

       Of course, he knew that Shen Huiming didn’t do it on purpose, and he also saw the drunken scene between the two behind him.

       “It’s a little stuffy here,” Suo Yang said, “I want to go out and get some air.”

       “I’ll accompany you.” Shen Huiming and Suo Yang stood up together.

       As soon as he stood up, Jiang Tongyan, who was leaning on him, fell directly on the sofa, and the “poor little man” who was so drunk and burst into tears threw himself on Jiang Tongyan.

       Suo Yang couldn’t hold back and laugh.

       Jiang Tongyan felt that this was the end, and he had already been executed before the love rival battle with Shen Huiming had even begun.

       He watched the two of them walk out of the room together, and he could only helplessly take a tissue and wipe the tears of the little drunk who was bawling in his arms.

       He felt that his life was really bitter. Wasn’t Sou Yang his blind date? Why had he left with someone else?


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Chapter 9

       When a person has unchaste thoughts for another person, then any sentence the other person says was no longer simple, and every word has an underlying meaning left to the understanding of the listener.

       Therefore, when Suo Yang said that he liked the brand of Shen Huiming’s cufflinks, Shen Huiming understood that, at least between him and Jiang Tongyan, Suo Yang was more interested in him.

       Of course, Shen Huiming was a very clear-headed person, and he was not a smartass who keep going and talking more. Sometimes it was not appropriate to speak too clearly when dealing with some people.

       The two looked at each other and smiled, Suo Yang seemed to inadvertently look away, and continued to handle the song with ease.

       Hands held together, veins linking to the heart.

       The warmth of the heated fingertips also reached the tip of the heart.

       Perhaps he really received some hints of the so-called ‘fate’, and Suo Yang kept thinking about his ‘fate’ with Shen Huiming.

       The first meeting was at an altitude of 30,000 feet, and the second meeting was in thousands of square kilometres’ foreign country.

       Now, for the third time, he was accidentally introduced to Jiang Tongyan, who had a ‘magical’ relationship with Shen Huiming.

       Everything seemed to be implying something.

       Suo Yang couldn’t help but pay attention to these successive ‘coincidences’.

       He felt that perhaps when they first met, on the sky he was familiar with, someone was playing with their fate on a whim, tying an obscure knot between them.

       “What are you laughing at?” Shen Huiming asked softly.

       Suo Yang looked at him without hesitation and replied, “I’m laughing that fate is so unpredictable.”

       At the end of the song, Jiang Tongyan returned to find his first dance partner as soon as possible. However, Shen Huiming very unkindly refused to let go of Suo Yang’s hand, and said to Jiang Tongyan, “Now he is my partner.”

       Jiang Tongyan chuckled, “Can I say something?”

       The two men stood on either side of Suo Yang, looking at each other with a smirk.

       Suo Yang said nothing, let go of Shen Huiming’s hand, and went back to find a drink.

       The man who just danced with Jiang Tongyan passed by them and dropped a line, “When rivals in love meet, both would be green with envy, and you two will have blood dripping from your eyes!”

       Jiang Tongyan smiled, “Rivals in love? Are we two rivals in love again?”

       Shen Huiming replied seriously, “Depends on how you interpret it.”

       He touched his pocket, turned to look at Suo Yang, who was sitting there drinking, and said to Jiang Tongyan, “Let’s go out for a cigarette?”

       The two of them needed to have a good chat, just like real love rivals.

       Jiang Tongyan followed Shen Huiming to the outside, shut down all the noise in the room, and faced the noise outside.

       He took the cigarette handed by Shen Huiming, lit it for the two of them, and asked with a smile in his eyes, “The first time?”

       Shen Huiming took a drag on his cigarette and smiled too, “Probably.”

       “Tell me about it?” Jiang Tongyan laughed, “I’m quite surprised.”

       “I’ve met him twice before,” Shen Huiming said, “Do you believe in love at first sight?”

       “I believe in love at the first appearance.” Jiang Tongyan said to him, “You just can see how good-looking some people are.”

       “He is good-looking, and you’ve never seen him in a uniform. It’s unforgettable at a glance.” Shen Huiming said, “The first time I saw him was on his plane, I’m not afraid of you teasing me, I asked for his contact information, but he didn’t give it.”

       Jiang Tongyan laughed, “Well done!”

       Shen Huiming also laughed, “I thought that was it. I didn’t leave my contact details and I was afraid that we wouldn’t meet again in the future, but to my surprise, it seems that the fate of the two of us has not run out.”

       Jiang Tongyan stared at him with a light smile, and the smoke he exhaled slightly blurred the vision between the two of them.

       “So now it’s a declaration of war?” Jiang Tongyan asked, “I’m a little nervous now, after all, I’m going back to New York the day after tomorrow, and after all, you’re in the pavilion closest to the water enjoying moonlight first1meaning Shen Huiming is in a nearer proximity to be benefited a lot.”

       “It’s not a declaration of war,” Shen Huiming said, “I’m just curious about what you’re thinking.”

       He turned around and looked at Jiang Tongyan, “Although I have the confidence to get the moon first, I still want to know if you really want to be with him, or…”

       Jiang Tongyan laughed.

       “Old Shen, I’m calling you Old Shen, don’t you understand?” Jiang Tongyan looked at him seriously, “At 30, we both are already clear that neither you nor I are the rash young man we were back then, I am not that naive.”

       He took a drag from his cigarette, “Suo Yang is not bad, at least he gave me a very good first impression, he is my ideal perfect lover.”

       He smiled and looked at Shen Huiming, “Let me tell you this, gay marriage is now legal in New York and I can give him a stable marital relationship.”

       “Do you think this is your advantage?” Shen Huiming also smiled, “Besides, you only met for the first time today. Isn’t it too early to talk about this now?”

       After the cigarette was finished, Shen Huiming threw the cigarette butt into the trashcan, “Tongyan, I didn’t think we both could get away with it.”

       “I really didn’t think so.” Jiang Tongyan followed him and threw away the cigarette butt, smiling relaxedly, “So it would have been better if we hadn’t reunited?”

       Both of them looked at each other meaningfully.

       “I suddenly remember one thing now,” Jiang Tongyan said. “The night when the negotiation ended, your assistant drove us, and halfway through you got out of the car to talk to someone and later let us go first.”

       Jiang Tongyan asked softly, “The person I met at that time was Suo Yang, right?”

       Shen Huiming smiled, “Look, you missed the beginning.”

       Old friends met again yet surprisingly they turned tense at their reunion. Although from who they were, it seemed a bit ridiculous to do this for a man that both of them had not yet been intimately acquainted with. Even Jiang Tongyan was a little confused for a moment whether he had to fight with Shen Huiming because he really had to have Suo Yang or whether he simply was annoyed.

       “Let me remind you of one thing,” Jiang Tongyan said, “Suo Yang was introduced to me by Zhou Mo. It was you who rejected it at the beginning and then he was introduced to me. It was you who missed out.”

       “Let me also remind you of one thing, the so-called ‘introduction’ is a two-way choice, it’s not a one-shot deal.” Shen Huiming lightly rubbed his cufflinks with his fingers, he said, “If Suo Yang also expressed his affection for you and decided to try a relationship with you, I’ll withdraw unconditionally. However, if he doesn’t make a stand, we are all still outsiders in his world.”

       Shen Huiming smiled, “We’re done talking and we’re done smoking, shall we go back?”

       The two turned around and walked back together.

       Jiang Tongyan said, “Old Shen, to be honest, I am very confident to break that curse this time.”

       “I’m also very confident,” Shen Huiming said with a smile, “to keep that curse.”

       The two returned to the room where the people were dancing wildly. Suo Yang was chatting with Zhou Mo about something while drinking.

       Jiang Tongyan said, “I haven’t had sex for more than a year.”

       Shen Huiming glared at him, and raised his hand to give Jiang Tongyan another hard slap on the chest, “Behave yourself, don’t be obnoxious.”

       Jiang Tongyan laughed and said, “Look at you, I’m just saying about it. I don’t believe you don’t have that in mind about him.”

       How could he not?

       Shen Huiming looked at Suo Yang who was sitting there.

       Some people’s presence was comparable to that of the strongest wine, which could make you slightly drunk at a distance, and by the time you got closer, you couldn’t wait to get drunk in the smell.


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Chapter 8

       Suo Yang thought, there are stars hidden in people’s eyes phrase was indeed an exquisite metaphor.

       When a person saw something he liked, or someone he liked, their eyes would light up unconsciously. A projection of joy and desire, and was regarded as a shining star.

       It was not that he felt such ‘joy’ and ‘desire’ were bad, but in recent years, he had rarely felt such a desire for anything, and rarely had stars in his eyes, as Jiang Tongyan had said.

       Suo Yang was a little puzzled and felt that he didn’t think he was too good for Shen Huiming.

       Suo Yang smiled at Jiang Tongyan and pointed to the flickering lights, “It’s not a star, it’s a lamp.”

       Jiang Tongyan could see that this was a man who would never give in to any outside interference in matters of emotion. Suo Yang was a man who only recognises his own heart.

       He didn’t say more, even though the phrase of ‘an outsider can see things more clearly or objectively than those involved’ was already on his lips.

       It was better not to recognise it.

       Jiang Tongyan thought: Then I would still have a chance.

       He had a good impression of Suo Yang, because the Suo Yang he had seen so far was almost infinitely closer to his ideal pf a boyfriend.

       He was arrogant but not impatient, intelligent but not c-cky, calm and restrained, reserved and refined.

       Everything about Suo Yang fits into the criteria he set for his other half, as if this person was tailor-made for him.

       Of course, Jiang Tongyan knew that Suo Yang was definitely not as simple as he appeared, he was a difficult person to figure out, and he didn’t even know how to please him.

       Jiang Tongyan meaningfully observed Suo Yang beside him, and Suo Yang, who was being watched had long since noticed the other man’s gaze, but he pretended to be oblivious and looked at the still lively centre of the stage.

       Shen Huiming had already been pardoned and got off the stage, but Suo Yang’s eyes did not follow him and stayed on the stage all the time.

       “Well?” Jiang Tongyan said to Shen Huiming, who walked back with a helpless smile, “Do you feel like the pressure has been released?”

       Shen Huiming sat down and took a sip of wine, then said with a wry smile, “I feel more pressure.”

       Suo Yang didn’t join their chat, just watched and listened.

       Several muscular men on the stage danced provocatively, and under the cheers of the crowd, they began to slowly pull down the zip of their tights

       Suo Yang’s fingers lightly rubbed the wine glass, seemingly watching, but also seemingly lost in thought.

       Not far away, Zhou Mo pretended to be shy and pounced on Cheng Sen’s arms, then boldly ran up to the stage to dance provocatively with the dancers.

       When the strip show was over, Zhou Mo called out to everyone to drink, and the lights in the whole place were lit up in that ambiguous yellow colour.

       Zhou Mo ran over and asked, “How is it?”

       He squeezed in next to Suo Yang, the ‘How is it’ referred to how Suo Yang felt about Jiang Tongyan.

       Before Suo Yang could answer, Jiang Tongyan took the lead, “It’s pretty good.”

       Zhou Mo stared at him with a smile, “Our Yang ge is indeed pretty good!”

       Suddenly an idea struck Zhou Mo’s mind, he then drank the wine in his glass, got up and ran again.

       The music changed to a soothing dance tune, and Zhou Mo pulled Cheng Sen close, flirting as they danced a duet.

       Soon, everyone was looking for a dance partner in the crowd. Before Shen Huiming could extend out his hand, Jiang Tongyan said to Suo Yang, “May I have the honour?”

       Suo Yang smiled slightly, put down the wine glass in his hand, got up and put his hand on Jiang Tongyan’s open palm to him.

       The two blend in into the dance floor. Even though they were dancing, Suo Yang’s expression didn’t change in any way—he was still smiling, decent but distant.

       Shen Huiming was vexed by his slow reaction and was surprised that Jiang Tongyan had taken the lead first.

       He was drinking and sitting there with a loathsome face.

       Once a man like him was alone, he would be the prey of some people. One hand stretched out, and the owner was a man with a delicate and pretty face with seduction written in his eyes.

       The man looked at Shen Huiming and smiled, opened his thin lips, and said to Shen Huiming, “Handsome guy, dancing?”

       Without Suo Yang, Shen Huiming didn’t plan to dance.

       But when he looked up and saw the two of them on the dance floor, his desire to win suddenly flared up.

       He took the man’s hand and led him “unintentionally” to Jiang Tongyan and Suo Yang’s sides.

       Suo Yang glanced at Shen Huiming who was holding the stranger’s hand, and watched as the two hooked their hands on each other’s shoulders. Then heard Jiang Tongyan say, “Don’t look at others, look at me.”

       Suo Yang withdrew his gaze and smiled at him.

       This kind of pas de deux1couple dance was not so much about dancing but about flirting.

       Zhou Mo and Cheng Sen were so lovey-dovey that they were on the verge of kissing each other during a dance, and Shen Huiming’s partner was pressing himself against him bit by bit.

       But Shen Huiming had a sense of propriety that when the other party stepped closer, he stepped back. The two always maintained their original distance and caused the other party to pout.

       “Gege, what’s the matter with you?” the man said aggrievedly, “Do I have body odour?”

       Shen Huiming laughed, “No.”

       “Then why are you avoiding me?”

       Shen Huiming didn’t answer but looked at Suo Yang subconsciously.

       As he did so, the dance partner in front of him also looked back.

       “Understood.” His dance partner smiled and said, “Your sweetheart has been snatched.”

       Shen Huiming laughed, “It’s not like that.”

       “Watch me.”

       His dance partner suddenly pulled him to the side of Jiang Tongyan and Suo Yang while dancing, and even deliberately bumped Jiang Tongyan’s back.

       Jiang Tongyan looked back, nodded his head in a very gentlemanly manner and apologised, then ducked to the side with Suo Yang.

       The more they avoid, the closer the man pulled Shen Huiming.

       Jiang Tongyan laughed, “What does this mean?”

       Shen Huiming’s dance partner winked at him, “I didn’t mean it.”

       Shen Huiming didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, so he had to pull the person to the other side.

       When he saw that they were gone, Jiang Tongyan continued to dance with Suo Yang and said, “Old Shen can be quite childish sometimes.”

       Suo Yang smiled without saying a word and danced indifferently.

       Suddenly, the music changed, and Zhou Mo shouted, “Swap partners!”

       He was like a commander, with one order, everyone was looking for a new dance partner nearby.

       Before Jiang Tongyan could react, the person in front of him had turned into the one who kept bumping into him.

       He turned back to look for Suo Yang and found that the other party was being held by Shen Huiming around his waist.

       Suo Yang said, “You react very quickly.”

       Shen Huiming laughed, “Otherwise, how can I snatch you back?”

       Snatch you back?

       Suo Yang smiled and said, “Your partner dances well.”

       “You mean you or…”

       “The one just now,” Suo Yang said, “I can’t dance.”

       “This kind of dance, it’s not about dancing well or not,” Shen Huiming said to him as he looked him in the eyes, “It’s about who to dance with.”

       He wrapped his arms around Suo Yang and turned around, facing Jiang Tongyan who was looking over.

       “Tongyan likes you very much.”

       “It’s merely just a good impression on the first meeting,” Suo Yang said, “Like is still out of question.”

       “What about you? Do you have a crush on him too?”

       Suo Yang glanced at Shen Huiming’s cufflinks and said, “I like this brand.”


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Chapter 7

       Suo Yang didn’t know much about the so-called Five Elements. He only knew about them because he flipped through a book when he had nothing to do, and after a few glances, he remembered it.

       As for “reinforce and conquer each other”, how to reinforce? How do you conquer one another?

       He just listened and laughed.

       Seeing that Suo Yang didn’t speak, Shen Huiming felt as if he had shot an empty arrow again, which was really a headache.

       The two of them sat like this and didn’t speak anymore, Suo Yang looked at the other guests not far from them with a faint smile.

       As Suo Yang said, he knew very well that he was not in the same world as Shen Hui Ming and Jiang Tongyan, and this could also be seen from Zhou Mo and Cheng Sen.

       Those who came to Zhou Mo’s birthday party were clearly two different groups of people. Part of them was fashionable and playful, unrestrained and crazy, and the other part was unusually refined and elegant even without suits and leather shoes. You could guess which ones were Zhou Mo’s friends and which ones were invited by Cheng Sen.

       There was no difference between these two types of people, but the sense of separation made Suo Yang feel dazzled.

       But then again, he didn’t feel he was unworthy of anyone, there was no such thing as ‘worthy or unworthy in this world of relationships, only ‘want or don’t want’.

       He was not sure what Jiang Tongyan thought of him, but the chances were that he would still politely decline.

       It was not only because he didn’t want to integrate into the other man’s life, but he couldn’t give up his favourite job like Zhou Mo in order to spend more time with his lover.

       In fact, he pretty much had the same attitude towards Shen Huiming.

       “This Zhou Mo is really something,” Jiang Tongyan came back, holding the wine in his hand, “Bringing you here and just leaving it at that.”

       By now, most of the guests had arrived. Zhou Mo was flying around like a butterfly, mooching people off everywhere. Cheng Sen was not concerned, he just kept standing on the side to look at him and smiled.

       Suo Yang smiled and said, “Fortunately, I’m used to it.”

       Shen Huiming said sourly on the side, “Am I not keeping him company?”

       Jiang Tongyan glanced at Shen Huiming and deliberately sat between the two again.

       “How is it? How’s it going?” Jiang Tongyan poured wine for the two of them and asked this question seemingly without many thoughts.

       These three, each with their own worries, and the atmosphere was delicate.

       Shen Huiming felt that nothing he said was inappropriate, and he was afraid that Suo Yang would be annoyed by his talkativeness, so he simply kept quiet and watched how Suo Yang would respond.

       Suo Yang was unexpectedly frank, “Mr. Shen and I have only met twice by accident, and it’s a rare thing that he still remembers me.”

       Jiang Tongyan laughed when he heard what he said, “It’s not that rare.”

       He handed the wine glass to Suo Yang, “You leave a deep impression.”

       Suo Yang looked at him. On this occasion, he also showed that kind of professional smile that made Shen Huiming very helpless. The corners of his mouth were slightly raised, and his eyes seemed to be smiling, but you never knew whether his smile was real or not.

       Jiang Tongyan wouldn’t just guess around like Shen Huiming, but asked bluntly, “Were you all flight attendants trained to smile? Since you came in, every time you smile, the curvature of your smile is exactly the same.”

       The smile on Suo Yang’s face froze for a second before he hurriedly put on a lighthearted smile and said, “I’m sorry, maybe this is also a type of occupational disease.”

       Suo Yang, who was exposed, felt a little embarrassed, but his embarrassment was not discovered by anyone.

       He continued to talk and laugh with Jiang Tongyan and said some irrelevant remarks. Jiang Tongyan was not a grouchy and annoying person. Although he mercilessly exposed Suo Yang’s smile, it only made Suo Yang feel that he might need to keep a safer distance from this person, that’s all, to not create any offence in any way.

       In fact, Jiang Tongyan was a good conversationalist and good at finding things to talk about. Because he knew the specific nature of Suo Yang’s work, he started talking about all the countries where the two had visited. Suo Yang didn’t answer often, even if he did it was polite and brief. In the end, they talked back to New York, back to the night where Suo Yang stayed last week, and the meeting he had had with Shen Huiming.

       The topic went back to Shen Huiming. Shen Huiming, who sat beside him for a long time without speaking, said with a smile, “Seeing you guys talking so well, I almost thought I wouldn’t have a part to play today.”

       Jiang Tongyan laughed, turned around and said to Suo Yang, “I still have a few love-hate relationships with Huiming that we have to talk about.”

       Suo Yang, who had no interest in any topic at first, seemed to have finally had his interest triggered and looked at the two people in front of him suspiciously.

       Shen Huiming smiled, “It’s too easy for people to misunderstand when you say that, those who don’t know will think that there’s something wrong between us.”

       “The two of us did have a problem,” Jiang Tongyan smiled at him, then turned to Suo Yang and said, “We were both undergraduate classmates in New York at the time, and whoever I liked, liked him, just like a curse. I almost went to a shaman to break my curse.”

       Suo Yang smiled, “Really?”

       “So, he has a sense of crisis now.” Shen Huiminglooked at Suo Yang with a light smile, “Maybe he would be happier today without me.”

       Jiang Tongyan shrugged noncommittally.

       While they were talking over here, Zhou Mo turned off the lights in the room.

       Suddenly there was darkness, and the originally bustling venue suddenly became quiet.

       Suo Yang looked around in surprise, then met Shen Huiming’s gaze, neither of them said anything, just looked at each other and looked away.

       Zhou Mo took the microphone and walked to the small stage that was specially set up for today. He snapped his fingers and a chasing beam of light spilt down.

       “Thank you, friends and family, for coming to my concert today.”

       Everyone was amused by him.

       “Oh no, it’s not a concert,” Zhou Mo said, standing there solemnly speaking, “It’s my coming-of-age ceremony.”

       Suo Yang burst out laughin.

       Shen Huiming noticed that he smiled relaxed this time, not knowing whether it was because the other party was Zhou Mo, or because they were still in the dark at the moment.

       He could see that Suo Yang was a person with a strong sense of self-protection, and it was quite difficult to be accepted and recognized by him.

       How could he pry open this iron plate and get a glimpse of the world inside?

       Shen Huiming felt that he had to meticulously study this to understand him clearly.

       “When we arrive at Zhou Mo’s place, we’ll have fun and drink, we’ll get drunk tonight!” Zhou Mo said, “But before everyone gets drunk, remember to send me your gifts first, thank you for your cooperation!”

       He made a scene on the stage, and then he snapped his fingers. On the stage came four muscular men dressed so sexy that Suo Yang’s head was full of question marks.

       The lights in the centre of the stage were all turned on, both the lights and the people on the stage were too exaggerated, making Suo Yang rub his brows.

       That was how Zhou Mo’s birthday party started with the stripper’s performance. The four muscular men on the stage danced with great dedication, and many people in the audience danced along wildly.

       Suo Yang was leaning on the sofa while drinking and watching the excitement with a smile. Jiang Tongyan asked him, “You’re not someone who often goes out to have fun, are you?”

       Suo Yang smiled, “I used to, but now I prefer to sleep at home.”

       At this time, Zhou Mo suddenly ran over and grabbed Shen Huiming.

       Suo Yang watched Zhou Mo pull Shen Huiming onto the stage, where the man stood there with a helpless face, surrounded by four strippers dancing.

       Jiang Tongyan said gloatingly, “Old Shen really has a lot of good fortune in love affairs.”

       Suo Yang didn’t say anything but looked at Shen Huiming and smiled.

       Jiang Tongyan turned to him, hesitated for a moment, and then said, “You smiled very sincerely this time. Although the real smile and the fake smile are both good-looking, there is still a big difference.”

       He snapped his fingers in front of Suo Yang’s eyes and whispered, “I see the stars in your eyes.”


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Chapter 6

       Shen Huiming’s first reaction was: The God of destiny makes fools of the people.

       His good friend Cheng Sen had thrown a birthday party for his lover and invited them all to come and have fun.

       Shen Huiming was not a person who liked to participate in this kind of activity, but recently, he had been under a lot of pressure and exhausted both physically and mentally, so he thought it would be good to come out and have a good time.

       He was also quite familiar with Cheng Sen’s lover. He took him with him almost every time he went out to play with them. He was a very noisy person and said that he was also a flight attendant earlier.

       In the past, Shen Huiming didn’t have any extra thoughts about the flight attendants until Suo Yang appeared.

       The invitation to this birthday party was sent out two weeks ago. At that time, Cheng Sen called and asked him, “Still single? Xiao Mo said that he had a good friend and wanted to introduce him to you.”

       At that time, Shen Huiming hadn’t met Suo Yang, and he didn’t even want to fall in love, so he refused straight away.

       Then the matter of ‘matchmaking’ fell on Jiang Tongyan, another buddy of Cheng Sen.

       It was indeed an ill-fated relationship, to say the least. This Jiang Tongyan was Shen Huiming’s old classmate who was full of love and hate entanglements when he was in New York. The two of them had cut off contact, but they met a while ago because of business negotiations. They had finally let go of their previous grievance, and it happened again.

       Shen Huiming understood that life was really more full of ‘surprises’ than a well-written script.

       A few minutes before Suo Yang came in, Shen Huiming and Jiang Tongyan were still talking about this. Since he was heartbroken in college, this Boss Jiang has become an absolute believer in bachelorism. Didn’t you, Shen Huiming, keep beating me? Fine, then I won’t fall in love. He only said that when they met a few days ago, but turned around and agreed to do Zhou Mo’s matchmaking.

       Jiang Tongyan said, “It’s not matchmaking, it’s just an introduction to acquaintances. If you feel good, maybe you can get in touch and see.”

       Shen Huiming laughed at him, “Is this the blossoming of the iron tree1a highly improbable or extremely rare occurrence?”

       “I don’t know if it’s blossoming or not, but I’ve been alone for a long time and I still want someone to warm my bed.” Jiang Tongyan said, “The only thing that makes me feel bad is that you’re there again. But it’s okay, if we can really make it work, I’ll take that person to New York and stay away from you.”

       Shen Huiming laughed, patted the other party’s shoulder and told him that he promised not to rob him.

       Zhou Mo told Jiang Tongyan that what he introduced to him was also a flight attendant and very handsome.

       When Jiang Tongyan mentioned this, Shen Huiming thought of Suo Yang subconsciously.

       He hadn’t contacted Suo Yang for the past few days, and only sent a ‘good night’ message on the night the they had been drinking.

       If he pursued him too closely, he would appear to be desperate and would often cause the other party to be disgusted with him.

       Although Shen Huiming’s emotional experience was not so rich, he still understood people very well and knows the principle of ‘prescribing the right medicine for an illness2to take appropriate steps‘.

       It was just that he didn’t calculate that the ‘the most handsome guy in the flight attendant world’ that Zhou Mo wanted to introduce to Jiang Tongyan was Suo Yang.

       Jiang Tongyan, who didn’t know the truth, shook hands with Suo Yang very gently. Although Suo Yang was a little surprised by Shen Huiming’s presence, he still behaved calmly and decently.

       Zhou Mo said, “You guys talk, I’ll go out to pick up people.”

       He ran off, and before he left, he even squinted at Shen Huiming, then hooked his fingers and said, “Brother Ming, old Cheng is over there, you can accompany him for a drink!”

       His intention was too obvious, he wanted Shen Huiming to support and give the two of them a chance to be alone.

       But at this time, how could Shen Huiming walk away? It was just that this time I really want to feel sorry for Jiang Tongyan.

       Shen Huiming waved at Zhou Mo and then turned to Suo Yang.

       At this moment, Suo Yang just took the wine that Jiang Tongyan handed over, and said with a smile, “Zhou Mo is too boisterous, especially when it comes to randomly matched couples.”

       Suo Yang was not a person who pretended to be arrogant, nor did he reject this way of ‘introducing each other’. He had always felt that if he really met the right person, he could fall in love with them, but the important thing was that he only needed to take one look to know that Jiang Tongyan was not the kind of person he was looking for.

       Zhou Mo was right, Jiang Tongyan’s conditions were very good, both in terms of appearance and financial strength, there was absolutely nothing to nitpick. Moreover, since he was introduced by Zhou Mo, there would not be major flaws in his character.

       It was just that Suo Yang’s eyes are too fierce, or rather, extremely goal-oriented, and simple exchange between the two made it clear to him that he and Jiang Tongyan were not on the same page.

       A relationship, or even a marriage, was not something that could be decided by ‘good conditions’.

       More importantly, Suo Yang found that his attention was drawn more to Mr. Shen, who was next to him.

       Maybe it was because the two had met before and had a brief relationship, or perhaps it was because the fate of the three encounters really sounded the alarm in Suo Yang’s heart. In short, he really minded about the person who was sitting next to Jiang Tongyan.

       Shen Huiming turned around and also picked up the wine.

       He said to Suo Yang, “Do you remember me?”

       As soon as these words came out, Jiang Tongyan froze for a moment before asking in surprise, “You know each other?”

       Suo Yang was surprised. He thought that Shen Huiming would pretend not to know him. After all, Zhou Mo was going to introduce him to Jiang Tongyan and Shen Huiming already made a vague gesture to play along and express goodwill.

       However, it was Shen Huiming’s outspoken manner that made Suo Yang look at the man in a different light.

       A gentleman that was open and honest.

       Suo Yang smiled and said, “Of course I remember, Mr. Shen.”

       So far, Suo Yang only knew his surname Shen, as for his first name, he did not know.

       “You…” Jiang Tongyan leaned back slightly and said with a smile, “Should I step aside?”

       The God of destiny indeed makes fools of the people.

       Jiang Tongyan was all set to resign to accept his fate.

       Suo Yang and Shen Huiming both laughed, Shen Huiming said, “That’s not necessary, it seems that I’m also not Mr. Suo’s type either.”

       When he said “also”, Jiang Tongyan understood what he was implying.

       Jiang Tongyan smiled, stood up and said, “I’ll go and get the wine, while you guys catch up.”

       He walked away and went over to chat with Cheng Sen.

       Suo Yang looked at Shen Huiming, not knowing what to say.

       It was Shen Huiming who spoke first, “I didn’t expect to meet again. I really don’t believe it if one were to say that you and I are not destined to meet.”

       Suo Yang smiled, “It’s true.”

       He took a sip of wine and looked at Cheng Sen and Jiang Tongyan who were talking not far away.

       Shen Huiming followed his line of sight and asked, “What do you think of Tongyan?”

       Suo Yang said, “We are people of two worlds3Suo Yang meant to say they are not compatible.”

       Shen Huiming turned to look at him.

       “The relationship between people is actually defined when they first meet, whether or not they hit it off and how far they can develop is all predestined.” Suo Yang said, “Although it may be a bit arbitrary to say so, I’m a big believer in first impression.”

       “So, my friend and I are out of the game at your first strike?”

       Suo Yang smiled, “Don’t say that, it’s just my subjective and rash judgment, it doesn’t mean anything.”

       Shen Huiming felt that Suo Yang was very smart. During the chat, he would never give you a clear rejection or acceptance. You could even hardly extract his genuine thoughts from his words, you could only guess, and could not find an answer yet.

       This guy was very interesting.

       “But it’s still a pity,” Shen Huiming made no secret of his affection for Suo Yang, “At first Zhou Mo was going to introduce you to me.”

       Suo Yang still chuckled, as if with a little bit of shyness, but Shen Huiming didn’t know whether the so-called ‘shyness’ was deliberately performed by the other party to show comfort or a psychological effect of his own.

       “Zhou Mo, eh…” Suo Yang said, “Fooling around all day.”

       Shen Huiming shook the wine glass in his hand, pondering the meaning of this ‘fooling around’ phrase.

       “Have a drink,” Shen Huiming poured another drink for Suo Yang, “It’s just to celebrate our third chance encounter.”

       Suo Yang gently clinked glasses with him, thinking while drinking: Is this romantic fatalism?

       When the wine glass bottomed out, Shen Huiming already handed his tissue to Suo Yang.

       Suo Yang took it, thanked him, and wiped his lips lightly.

       Shen Huiming said, “I’m afraid you don’t know my name yet, do you?”

       He put down the cup and shook hands with Suo Yang, “Shen Huiming, the Hui of badge4徽章 (huīzhāng) and Ming of tomorrow5明天 (míngtiān).”

       Suo Yang said softly, “Shen Huiming.”

       “Right,” Shen Huiming said with a smile, “I don’t know if you have studied the five elements. Although it sounds a bit metaphysical, my name contains gold and water in the five elements, and your name contains gold and fire.”

       He let go of Suo Yang’s hand and poured wine for the two of them.

       “Gold reinforces water.” Suo Yang said.

       Shen Huiming was a little surprised.

       “Water conquers fire.” Suo Yang looked at him and frowned slightly.

       “But fire conquers gold.” Shen Huiming handed the wine glass to Suo Yang and said meaningfully, “We can reinforces and conquers each other.”


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Notes:
I really feel bad for Jiang Tonyan tho, hope you finally met someone good for you!
I used a lot of notes in this chapter coz a lot of words are not really…easy to find the English equivalent, I hope this won’t make the reading experience worsen

More about the Five elements talked about in this chapter.

Also
Because today is someone’s birthday I decided to just update 3 of the novels I’m doing, kek


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