The two of them didn’t go out for the whole day on the first day of the new year. When Chen Yuncheng was watching TV in the living room, Ning Junyan would also bring his laptop to the living room and stay with Chen Yuncheng no matter what he did.
By the second day of the Lunar New Year, Ning Junyan had to get up and go to work.
When his alarm clock went off in the morning, Chen Yuncheng woke up immediately and felt Ning Junyan release his tight hold on his arms. As the alarm clock stopped ringing and the bed shifted around him, Ning Junyan got out of bed and went to the bathroom.
Chen Yuncheng woke up and didn’t want to get up. He continued to lie on the bed with his eyes closed. He heard Ning Junyan coming out of the bathroom and felt Ning Junyan kiss him on the cheek, after which he opened his eyes and watched Ning Junyan’s back leave the room.
He rolled over and slept in the place where Ning Junyan had slept earlier, a little warmth still remained on it.
Ning Junyan had to be on duty all day today and would not return until tomorrow morning.
Chen Yuncheng had no other plans and still didn’t want to go out. He slept in until after nine o’clock in the morning and sat in the dining room in his pyjamas to eat breakfast.
Halfway through breakfast, Chen Yuncheng heard the sound of the key opening the door. He was a little surprised and thought that it was Ning Junyan who had returned and couldn’t help but glance at the time on the phone, wondering why Ning Junyan would return at this time.
The sound of footsteps coming from the door came all the way to the front of the dining room. Chen Yuncheng raised his head and saw a woman with an exquisite dress as exquisite as her appearance standing in front, looking at him with a slightly surprised expression.
That woman was none other than Ning Junyan’s mother, Shu Rong.
Chen Yuncheng met her sixteen years ago. So much time had passed that he could not remember what she looked like. But when Chen Yuncheng saw her again at this time, he could easily see the similar outline between Ning Junyan’s eyebrows and eyes and hers, so he stood up nervously and asked, “Are you Ning Junyan’s mother?”
Shu Rong looked Chen Yuncheng up and down in disbelief, but her tone was still polite as she asked him, “You are?”
Chen Yuncheng quickly said, “I am Ning Junyan’s friend, my name is Chen Yuncheng.”
When Shu Rong heard the word Chen Yuncheng, her expression changed instantly.
But Chen Yuncheng didn’t notice it, he was a little flustered, and subconsciously buttoned the top button of his pyjamas, not sure if there were any hickeys left by Ning Junyan on his neck, then he greeted Shu Rong again, “Has auntie had breakfast yet? Are you here to see Ning Junyan? He’s gone on duty today.”
Shu Rong was still looking at Chen Yuncheng, and asked in an uncertain tone, “Are you that boy?”
Chen Yuncheng looked at her, a little surprised, “Do you remember me?”
Shu Rong took a small step forward, “You are that boy, right? I have seen you before, the child who lived with Junyan.” She avoided the topic of being trafficked.
Chen Yuncheng showed a gentle smile, “It’s me.”
Shu Rong looked at him and after a moment smiled back, looking gentle, “So it really is you, how did you end up here? How did you and Junyan meet?” She asked as she held her handbag tightly.
Chen Yuncheng said, “We met by chance, but I didn’t expect Junyan to recognize me after so many years.”
The smile on Shu Rong’s face was maintained as she waited for him to continue.
“The small kiosk I owned closed down some time ago after something happened, so I’m temporarily staying here for a while.”
Shu Rong nodded, “I see.”
Chen Yuncheng called out to Shu Rong again, “Auntie, please have a seat first.”
Shu Rong didn’t sit down. She stood in the room, looked around, and asked, “Is Junyan on duty today?”
“Yes,” Chen Yuncheng thought that Shu Rong didn’t know, and said, “He is on the second and sixth days of the New Year.”
Shu Rong nodded, “Ah, I already said I am going to come to see him.”
Chen Yuncheng said, “Why don’t you give him a call and ask him to go back to visit you tomorrow.”
Shu Rong smiled and said, “It’s okay, it’s not good to disturb him on duty to talk.” After saying that, her eyes fell to the dining table and said to Chen Yuncheng, “You haven’t finished your breakfast yet, then I won’t bother you, I’ll leave now.”
Chen Yuncheng secretly breathed a sigh of relief, but still said, “Auntie, please have a seat for a while.”
Shu Rong shook her head, turned around and walked towards the door with her small handbag.
Chen Yuncheng kept walking her out the door, saying politely, “Take care, Auntie.” Then he waited until Shu Rong entered the lift before closing the door and leaning against it to breathe a sigh of relief.
After breakfast, Chen Yuncheng sat on the sofa and sent a message to Ning Junyan: “Your mother came over just now.”
After he sent the message, he put his phone aside, and thought that Ning Junyan must be busy and might not have time to reply to him.
It resulted in Ning Junyan quickly calling and asking, “What did she say?”
Chen Yuncheng heard Ning Junyan’s tone was a bit cold and said strangely, “Nothing. She didn’t know you were on duty today, so she might have come to see you.”
Ning Junyan didn’t tell Chen Yuncheng that Shu Rong knew that he was on duty today, so she probably came here deliberately while he was not at home, he just asked, “Did she say anything to you?”
Chen Yuncheng leaned on the sofa, “Didn’t say anything, she saw that you weren’t there and quickly left. I told her that I was just staying with you temporarily.”
Ning Junyan was quiet for a while and didn’t speak.
Chen Yuncheng asked, “Aren’t you busy today?”
Ning Junyan said, “I just finished my rounds, so I’m not busy.”
The few days after the Chinese New Year should be the easiest time to work in the hospital. As long as most patients could be discharged from the hospital, they would choose to leave the hospital and go home to celebrate the New Year. If they were not seriously ill, they would not be sent to the hospital now.
Chen Yuncheng added, “If you’re free tomorrow, would you like to go back to see your parents?”
Ning Junyan said, “I would have gone back tomorrow.”
“Really?” Chen Yuncheng said softly, “I didn’t hear you say that.”
Ning Junyan said, “I was going to tell you when I come back tomorrow morning.” After he said that, he suddenly said, “I miss you so much.”
Chen Yuncheng was taken aback by what he said, and couldn’t help but put both feet on the sofa, and said in an uncomfortable tone, “Didn’t you just go out in the morning….”
Ning Junyan’s voice was low and deep. He sounded very serious as he said, “Come and accompany me at night.”
Chen Yuncheng thought for a while, “I can go and have supper with you, but is it okay?”
Ning Junyan said, “Come and sleep with me.”
Chen Yuncheng’s eyes widened, “In the hospital, you say?”
Ning Junyan said solemnly, “There’s a duty room, and it’s just the two of us with the door locked.”
“No!” Chen Yuncheng raised his hand to cover his eyes, “I’m not going to sleep with you, you should go to work seriously!” After he said that, he decided not to listen to Ning Junyan’s nonsense and hung up the phone directly.
When it was time to go to bed at night, Chen Yuncheng went back to his guest room. Firstly, because Ning Junyan was not at home today, and secondly, because he just saw Ning Junyan’s mother in the morning, and he was a bit embarrassed to sleep alone in Ning Junyan’s bed.
As he lay on the bed alone, Chen Yuncheng couldn’t help but feel a little upset, as he thought about if the relationship between him and Ning Junyan was to be maintained forever, he would have to go through Ning Junyan’s parents, and he felt a little sorry for Ning Junyan’s parents. But it was always impossible to have a good solution to this kind of thing, and it was inevitable to suffer serious blows. It just depended on who was more persistent and who could be convinced first.
He turned over a little annoyed and pulled up the quilt to cover half of his face. He suddenly felt that what Ning Junyan said was right, this room was really big, so big that it was a little empty, and it also seemed a bit cold tonight.
The next morning, Chen Yuncheng still slept in. But today he wasn’t woken up by Ning Junyan’s alarm clock, nor was he woken up by the need to urinate, rather he was still dreaming when he was suddenly picked up from the bed whole by someone and jolted awake with fright.
As soon as Chen Yuncheng opened his eyes, he saw Ning Junyan. Ning Junyan princess carried him and walked towards his room calmly.
“What are you doing?” Chen Yuncheng grabbed Ning Junyan’s arm in shock.
Ning Junyan suddenly looked unhappy, “Who told you to sleep here?”
Chen Yuncheng quickly understood what Ning Junyan meant, but he still couldn’t completely calm down from his panic when he spoke, “You were not here last night.”
Ning Junyan said forcefully, “Then you can only sleep on my bed.”
He carried Chen Yuncheng back to his room, placed him near the middle of the big bed, where Chen Yuncheng usually slept, pulled the quilt to cover him, then sat down on the side of the bed in satisfaction, and stroked Chen Yuncheng’s hair.
Chen Yuncheng’s fierce heartbeat gradually calmed down.
Ning Junyan had obviously just returned from outside, but his palm was even warmer than Chen Yuncheng’s skin. He stroked Chen Yuncheng’s cheek, then reached under the quilt to hold Chen Yuncheng’s hand.
“Aren’t you going back today?” Chen Yuncheng asked him.
“Mm,” Ning Junyan replied, looking at him and not speaking anymore.
Chen Yuncheng was no longer sleepy, he lay on the bed and looked at Ning Junyan. He saw Ning Junyan’s expression was very focused, and his eyes never moved away from his face.
“What are you thinking?” Chen Yuncheng couldn’t help asking.
Ning Junyan said, “I want to take you home.”
Chen Yuncheng subconsciously refused, “No, it’s not good.”
Ning Junyan intertwined his fingers with Chen Yuncheng’s, “You said my mother knew that you lived with me.”
When Chen Yuncheng heard him say that, Chen Yuncheng was lost in thought. Today Ning Junyan was going back to visit his parents. Since Ning Junyan’s mother knows that he lived here, it seemed impolite for him not to go to pay his respects, but it might seem presumptuous to suddenly go there.
“Should I go?” Chen Yuncheng was slightly distressed.
Ning Junyan’s thought was completely different from his. He wanted to take Chen Yuncheng back, but he was afraid that his parents would say anything that would hurt Chen Yuncheng. He was hesitating because he couldn’t fully control the outcome of this matter.
Chen Yuncheng sat up, “I’ll go back with you and pay my respects to your parents?”
Ning Junyan looked at him for a while and said, “Let’s go.”
Chen Yuncheng grabbed Ning Junyan’s hand, “But I want to warn you first, today for the Chinese New Year, I’m just going back with you as your friend, don’t talk nonsense to your parents.”
Ning Junyan said something completely irrelevant, “They have guests today.”
Chen Yuncheng asked strangely, “Huh?”
Ning Junyan twitched the corner of his mouth slightly, revealing a faint smile, then grabbed Chen Yuncheng’s hand and kissed it, “It’s nothing, I won’t say anything, don’t worry.”
Shu Rong was a person who cared a lot about maintaining her reputation very much, as long as there were guests at home, she would definitely be polite to Chen Yuncheng. Ning Junyan didn’t care whether he goes back for the New Year, he just wanted to stay with Chen Yuncheng.
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