Day: September 15, 2023

Chapter 20 – Replica

Chapter 20: The year 203


On New Year’s Day, Tan Xilu didn’t have many classes at school, so he returned to his apartment early. Next door, Lin Changyu’s family was planning to make dumplings, and they sent Lin Xiaozhi out to buy black vinegar.


When Lin Xiaozhi entered his own apartment with a bottle of black vinegar, Tan Xilu had just woken up in the apartment next door.


Perhaps it was because Xu Huaiming had been taking care of him more comfortably since he returned, but whenever he didn’t have to work, he went to bed early and woke up late.


When he got up and dressed, it was already noon. He walked out of the bedroom, and Xu Huaiming was in the bathroom, putting dirty bedsheets into the washing machine.


Seeing a black skirt in the laundry basket, Tan Xilu’s face turned red.


He had bought it a long time ago for fun, but he had only worn it a few times. After buying it, Xu Huaiming had disappeared.


Yesterday, Xu Huaiming found it while cleaning up the house and insisted that he wear it. He couldn’t refuse, so he put it on.


Although Tan Xilu had gained some weight from being fed so well these days, he was still relatively slim. The black skirt fit him perfectly, and he looked incredibly pretty. 


Tan Xilu’s memory of that moment was asking Xu Huaiming how he looked after he came out of the room.


Xu Huaiming stared at him in a daze and then smiled. He asked, “Has anyone ever seen you like this before?”


“Hmm?” Tan Xilu was puzzled, blinking, and said, “No.”


“Have I seen you like this before?” he asked again.


Tan Xilu pursed his lips, averted his eyes, and somewhat embarrassedly said, “No.”


Xu Huaiming seemed delighted. He stood up from the soft sofa and walked up to Tan Xilu.


Seeing Xu Huaiming approaching, Tan Xilu became even more embarrassed. He had tried on the skirt once when he first bought it, and he felt strange looking at himself in the mirror. He was clearly a man, but he was wearing a skirt. He didn’t know if Xu Huaiming would like it, but he never had a chance to show it to him.


Xu Huaiming reached out and touched Tan Xilu’s face. In the lamplight, Tan Xilu’s eyes seemed to have stars in them, and he looked beautiful.


Xu Huaiming mumbled that it was okay if he hadn’t, then couldn’t control himself any longer and hugged Tan Xilu into the bedroom.


The black skirt was now too dirty to look at, and Tan Xilu walked over, pointed at it, and said, “Don’t bother washing the skirt. Just throw it away; it’s so dirty.”


Xu Huaiming pressed the start button on the washing machine and turned to Tan Xilu, saying, “It’ll be fine once it’s cleaned.”


Tan Xilu looked at him and said, “I’m not going to wear it again.”


“Then just keep it,” Xu Huaiming said as he walked up to Tan Xilu and kissed his cheek.


Tan Xilu said “oh” and blushed deeply.


Xu Huaiming didn’t cook and planned to go out for dinner with Tan Xilu in the afternoon. He had been researching a lot of dating guides online recently, and the one with the most votes was having a candlelit dinner with your boyfriend or girlfriend.


Tan Xilu changed into a white down jacket, while Xu Huaiming wore a black one. It happened to match, like couple outfits.


When he was zipping up his jacket, someone knocked on the door. Xu Huaiming opened the door, and Lin Changyu stood there with a plate of dumplings. He said, “We made too many dumplings, so we’re giving you some.”


He looked at Tan Xilu who was getting ready and seemed a bit surprised. Then he glanced at Xu Huaiming and asked, “Are you and Teacher Tan going out?”


Xu Huaiming nodded and said, “We’re planning to go out for dinner.”


“In that case, it’s fine. Dumplings can be kept, and we can have them for dinner later,” Lin Changyu smiled and said.


They would also be having the cake he made later in the evening, Xu Huaiming thought. He hesitated whether to accept the dumplings.


“Sure, we’ll put them in the refrigerator for now. Changyu, your cooking skills are great. We’ll heat them up and enjoy them later,” Tan Xilu came over first and placed the plate on the table. He smiled and thanked Lin Changyu, saying, “Thank you.”


“You’re welcome,” Lin Changyu replied.


He stood by the door without leaving. When Tan Xilu came back from the kitchen, he seemed a little surprised. He looked at Tan Xilu and then at Xu Huaiming, asking, “Do you have a moment, Teacher Tan? I’d like to talk to you about something.”


“Sure, go ahead,” Tan Xilu said.


Lin Changyu looked at Tan Xilu, then suddenly changed his mind, shook his head, and said, “Forget it, Teacher Tan. I’ll talk to you in a few days.”


“Uh,” Tan Xilu was puzzled and wanted to ask further, but Xu Huaiming said, “We’re running out of time. Let’s go.”


Tan Xilu finally remembered that they had booked a restaurant that charged by the hour. He acknowledged and followed Xu Huaiming out the door.


T/N: Hey there! There is plenty more where that came from, so stay tuned! And stay healthy! Straighten your posture, so some stretches and drink some water before continuing hehe~

If you like my translations, feel free to donate to my ko-fi!

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Also, check out the other series we have on HoH!

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How about some mystery or showbiz? Check out Morbid Addiction & Perfection

What about the perfect, most non-toxic male lead ever? Laws of Love

How about MC nursing ML back to health? Forced into the Deep


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Chapter 19 – Replica

Chapter 19: The Lonely Warrior


Tan Xilu had slept until the afternoon again, and when he woke up, it was already dark outside. He hadn’t eaten anything the whole day, and after a few hours of being restless, he was feeling very hungry. He reached out to turn on the bedside lamp.


Perhaps sensing the light in the bedroom, Xu Huaiming, who was outside, walked in and stood at the door, looking at Tan Xilu. He said, “Awake?”


Tan Xilu responded with a soft “Hmm” and added, “I’m hungry.”


Xu Huaiming replied, “I’ve made meatball soup for you. Get up and eat.”


Tan Xilu stretched his hand out, and Xu Huaiming walked over. He gently pulled back the covers that were dr4p3d over Tan Xilu, fastened the buttons on his pajamas, and then lifted him out of bed.


As a boyfriend, Xu Huaiming was more than qualified. He doted on Tan Xilu and had even contemplated proposing. However, as a replica, these actions were expected, and they couldn’t hold onto this person forever.


Tan Xilu went to wash up by himself while Xu Huaiming prepared the meatball soup for him. Xu Huaiming intentionally served extra meatballs in the soup, garnished with some chopped green onions, making it look quite appetizing.


When Tan Xilu came over, Xu Huaiming had already placed the porcelain bowl on the dining table. He handed Tan Xilu a spoon and gently clinked it against the bowl. Tan Xilu sat down, picked up the spoon, and stirred the meatball soup before taking a bite.


The meatballs were juicy, and as Tan Xilu bit into one, hot broth burst into his mouth. He exclaimed, “Hot, hot!” and grimaced, enduring the burning sensation as he swallowed the meatball. Tears welled up in his eyes, and he said, “It’s really hot.”


Xu Huaiming rushed to bring him a glass of water and placed it in front of him. He couldn’t help but remark, “Why are you in such a hurry? There’s no one here to snatch it from you.”


Tan Xilu chuckled and retorted, “You sound just like my mom. She always says I eat too fast.”


Xu Huaiming handed him a tissue and said, “Well, it’s true.”


Tan Xilu wiped his mouth with the tissue and continued, “Because I was often hungry when I was a child.”


Thinking about that woman, Tan Xilu’s expression darkened. “My parents were busy with their careers at the time, so they didn’t have time to take care of me. They hired a nanny for me, but that nanny had her own grandson, whom she favored. So, my childhood was marked by being rarely well-fed. I was too young to talk about it to my parents, and I didn’t understand that it was wrong. It was only as I grew up that I realized it was unfair. However, the nanny had already left by then.”


Childhood traumas can leave deep scars, and that’s why Tan Xilu understood Lin Changyu’s situation so well and felt sympathetic toward him. After the age of ten, his parents, once their careers were more stable, made up for the lost love and care. But Lin Changyu had received none of that.


Tan Xilu was a kind-hearted person, perhaps influenced by his difficult childhood experiences. He couldn’t bear to see others suffering.


Xu Huaiming realized that he didn’t really know Tan Xilu well. In fact, even Seven, the AI replica, didn’t fully understand Tan Xilu. Xu Huaiming felt a pang of sympathy for Tan Xilu and reached out to gently touch his face, saying, “I won’t let you go hungry in the future.”


Tan Xilu, slightly surprised by the touch, smiled and replied, “I’m not a little kid anymore. Why would I let myself go hungry?”


Xu Huaiming chuckled, feeling a bit foolish, and said, “You’re right.”


Why would Tan Xilu go hungry when he had someone like Xu Huaiming by his side? He wasn’t alone anymore, and there were others who cared for him.


With this thought in mind, Xu Huaiming released his hand from where he had been touching Tan Xilu’s face.


On New Year’s Eve, Qin Sizhe was finally getting discharged from the hospital. After a hundred days of recuperation following his bone and muscle injuries, he could now go home and continue his recovery. Tan Xilu visited the hospital, and Qin Sizhe had just gotten out of bed, with his mother helping him arrange the bedding.


Seeing Tan Xilu, Qin Sizhe smiled and said, “Teacher Tan.”


Tan Xilu nodded and asked, “Is your leg not hurting anymore?”


“It’s okay, as long as I don’t move too much,” Qin Sizhe replied.


Qin Sizhe’s mother, upon seeing Tan Xilu, greeted him with a warm smile and said, “Teacher Tan, you’ve come! Last time, when my husband and I visited, we didn’t properly host you. I heard from his uncle that Sīzhé always causes trouble. I’m afraid he’s been quite a handful for you.”


Tan Xilu politely responded, “Not at all. Sīzhé is quite obedient.”


Qin Sizhe’s mother chuckled and said, “Oh my, I still have some apples. Let me wash them for you.” She bent down to pick up some apples.


“No need, really,” Tan Xilu quickly waved his hand.


“But I insist,” Mrs. Qín said.


“Just call me Mom,” Qin Sizhe said, “she’s free.”


“You’re quite the character,” Tan Xilu teased.


“Exactly, I’m free,” Mrs. Qín laughed.


Mrs. Qín was a warm-hearted person, and her son, Qin Sizhe, took after her. Tan Xilu remembered the first time he met Qin Sizhe. In their class, there was a girl who wasn’t particularly attractive, and sometimes she would be teased by the boys in the class. Since they were all adults, they didn’t resort to telling the teacher, and most people adopted an “it’s not my business” attitude. However, Qin Sizhe was different. Perhaps because he and the girl were from the same high school, he had gone to confirm the situation and, after receiving confirmation, had beaten up those boys.


When he explained it to the class advisor, he said, “A group of guys bullying a girl, no backbone.”


Of course, he received criticism for his actions, but Tan Xilu, who happened to be listening in the office at the time, couldn’t help but smile. Qin Sizhe was right; those boys had no backbone.


But he, Qin Sizhe, had plenty.


Unfortunately, this brave and kind-hearted boy had fallen for someone who was very straight.


Tan Xilu thought it was Mrs. Qín returning after washing the apples, but he was surprised to see someone unexpected entering the room.


It seemed that Chi Yexing had arrived in a hurry, looking disheveled. Upon entering, he first noticed Tan Xilu and frowned slightly before shifting his gaze to Qin Sizhe.


He looked at Qin Sizhe’s tightly wrapped leg and hesitated for a moment before speaking, “I heard from Uncle Qín that you’re getting discharged today.”


Qin Sizhe didn’t raise his eyes to look at him and remained silent.


Chi Yexing then turned to Tan Xilu and said, “Teacher Tan, could you step outside for a moment? I’d like to talk to Sīzhé.”


“Sure,” Tan Xilu replied and walked out of the room.


Standing outside the hospital room, Tan Xilu realized it was New Year’s Eve, and many family members had come to visit patients. The hospital was bustling with activity.


Inside the room, an argument seemed to have broken out. Tan Xilu heard the sound of something being thrown, followed by the rustling of curtains. After a while, Chi Yexing emerged from the room.


He appeared to be in a bad mood, walking briskly. Tan Xilu said, “Oh,” but Chi Yexing didn’t stop. He was walking too fast for Tan Xilu to call him back. Puzzled, Tan Xilu walked back into the room.


Inside, he saw Qin Sizhe lying on the floor, his lips bruised and bleeding as if he had been bitten. When he noticed Tan Xilu entering, he looked up at him, licked the wound on his lips, and laughed, a pitiful smile that was more like a cry.


“T-Teacher Tan, I kissed him forcibly.”


He paused for a moment and added, “We’re finished. We really have no chance.”


T/N: Hey there! There is plenty more where that came from, so stay tuned! And stay healthy! Straighten your posture, so some stretches and drink some water before continuing hehe~

If you like my translations, feel free to donate to my ko-fi!

I really, really appreciate all the support from my readers <3 It goes a long way and motivates me lots!


Also, check out the other series we have on HoH!

If you like cats, check out Revenge of the Garfield

If you like dragons, check out I’m Pregnant with the Hope of the Entire Planet and The Dragon and the ‘Princess’

How about some mystery or showbiz? Check out Morbid Addiction & Perfection

What about the perfect, most non-toxic male lead ever? Laws of Love

How about MC nursing ML back to health? Forced into the Deep


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Chapter 3 – I’ll wait for you on a spring day

Chapter 3


When he returned to the apartment, Song Zexu was standing in front of the balcony. The evening sun was just right and his back was facing Li Chou. As if he heard the door knock, he

moved a little and asked in a low voice, “Are you back?”


Li Chou nodded at first, but then realized that Song Zexu couldn’t see him, so he responded and asked, “You’re probably hungry, right? What do you want to eat?”


Song Zexu didn’t answer this question. He turned around, put one hand on the balcony door, and took two steps forward, lest he bump into it. Li Chou walked over to help him but the moment his fingertips touched the other’s arm, he was avoided.


Song Zexu shook his head and said, “I can walk on my own.”


To prove that he can do it, although he walked slowly, he did finally reach the sofa.


Song Zexu sat down and said, “Can you make noodles?”


“Yes.” Li Chou replied, “Would you like clear-broth noodles?”


Song Zexu nodded.


Li Chou was still holding the bouquet of roses in his hand. He separated the roses and put them in the vase on the coffee table.


Song Zexu also smelled the strong fragrance of flowers. He sniffed and said, “There are flowers today.”


Li Chou gave a “Mm” and said, “The roses haven’t found a home yet.”


In fact, because the price of roses is high, they are usually hard to sell. Li Chou knows that Song Zexu likes roses, so he brought a bunch back today to coax him with it. Seems like his idea really succeeded and Song Zexu liked it very much.


Li Chou smiled and walked into the kitchen.


Li Chou rarely had any memories of home. His parents only kept this apartment. Before he was sixteen, he lived with his uncle in the next city. His cousin was getting married so it was not suitable for him to live together with them anymore, so he went back to Yunzhen.


Li Chou’s academic performance was not very good. He knows that he is not good at studying. After returning to Yunzhen, he opened a flower shop. His business is good and his flower shop could maintain its own livelihood.


Before, he didn’t know how to cook, as he suddenly came back. He asked his aunt on the phone how to get some ingredients and his aunt also carefully told him.


Fortunately, although Li Chou’s life experience is pitiful, it is not as miserable as most protagonists in novels. Although his parents died young, his uncles and aunts were very good.

They loved him dearly and called him several times to ask him to go back after he moved but Li Chou declined their offers because he didn’t want to bother their family anymore.


The clear soup noodle recipe was taught to him by his aunt. His aunt likes to prepare the soup base with fried eggs. She said that the soup base is rich in protein and will be more delicious and fragrant with this method.


Li Chou fried an egg before adding it into some boiling soup. It is better to use thin noodles for clear broth noodles.


Li Chou heard in an interview on the show that Song Zexu likes to eat light food, so there are not many soup base ingredients that fit this criteria.


He added a little chopped green onions and then put the fried egg into Song Zexu’s bowl.


Li Chou usually cooks one portion, but as there are now two people, he wasn’t able to control the portion amount and always either cooked too much or too little.


Song Zexu took a bite of the fried egg and suddenly thought of something. He asked Li Chou, “Do you like flowers very much?”


Li Chou stuffed a mouthful of noodles into his mouth, chewed twice and replied, “Yes, flowers are very beautiful.”


Song Zexu nodded and said, “There are so many flowers in your house. I can always smell the fragrance of all kinds of flowers. Is it a hobby? Or…”


For some reason, Li Chou felt a little shame from these words. He lowered his eyes, fiddled with the noodles in the bowl and explained carefully:


“I opened a flower shop, because I want to sell flowers in this life, so I can be beautiful in my next life. I am too ugly, so I want to accumulate some blessings and look better in my next life.”


As soon as he finished speaking, he heard Song Zexu laugh. He looked up and saw Song Zexu raised the corners of his lips: “What is the sense in that nonsense?”


Li Chou was stunned and immediately lowered his head. His face turned red and he began to feel shy. Of course a good-looking person would not have such thoughts, but he is ugly.


Li Chou’s voice became very soft, as if rebutting, but he had no strength and no sense of threat: “It’s not nonsense, it’s just wishful thinking…”


Song Zexu also knew that he might have hurt Li Chou’s, so he became serious and said seriously: “But I think you must be a good looking person. “


As if he was afraid that Li Chou would not believe him, he looked at Li Chou and said firmly, “Really.”


Li Chou looked at Song Zexu. Because the other party couldn’t see him, he didn’t even know where he was. He was facing the refrigerator door with a very affectionate expression.

His perseverance made Li Chou smile, and he said, “I believe you.”




It’s now summer school holiday, and the streets were a little noisy. Li Chou’s flower shop is open directly opposite a middle school and some children who fall in love early always like to come and buy bouquets of flowers for their girlfriends before then going home together. At this time, Li Chou’s flower shop business improved.


After Li Chou sent away the last child who bought flowers from him, he welcomed the distraught Lin Xiaomin.


Speaking of Lin Xiaomin, some time ago she went on a date with that teacher all day long and her whole soul was stolen so she booked two gifts to be made by Li Chou.


After praising the red roses, she booked another month’s worth of gypsophila.


Li Chou asked her worriedly at the time: “The teacher really likes flowers so much? Where did he put them when you gave him so many flowers? In the end, did he not throw them away?”


Unexpectedly, Lin Xiaomin said indifferently: “He distributed the flowers to the students and let them make dried flower bookmarks.”


Li Chou: “…” 


That was not a waste, but this person was really rich and Li Chou could earn enough money from her pocket this month and it would be enough for his expenditures the next month too.


Lin Xiaomin lay prone in front of the bar and sighed deeply.


Li Chou was busy wrapping flowers and ignored her.


The elder lady sighed again and deliberately said “Oi”.


Li Chou didn’t look at her.


Lin Xiaomin was dissatisfied and walked up to Li Chou casually. She said, “Brother Chou, I feel sad.”


Then Li Chou raised his eyes to look at her and asked, “What’s the matter?”


Lin Xiaomin wrinkled her face and cried: “The teacher is going back for summer vacation. He has to be a tutor there and will not stay in Yunzhen. I have to bear with it without him for two whole months.”


Lin Xiaomin grabbed Li Chou’s arm: “Brother Chou, what do you think I should do?”


Before Li Chou could speak, she said again: “Do you think I should go to the city to look for him if I miss him? I can’t stop thinking about him.”


Li Chou pursed his lips. He felt that Lin Xiaomin was too proactive. Although people who fall in love are like this, liking each other is more important. Li Chou thinks that one-sided love is not good and this love will become unbalanced. She may not be rewarded even if she sacrifices a lot. 


But he couldn’t tell Lin Xiaomin at this time. The girl was very much in love. He could only comfort her and say, “Then you have to restrain your love a little bit.”


He didn’t dare to ask those words: “Why do you have to go to him instead of him to you?”


“Hey, how about this?” Lin Xiaomin suddenly thought of something, and she asked Li Chou: “Brother Chou, can you send these flowers to the city?”


Li Chou was taken aback, then looked at Lin Xiaomin, his eyes widened: “Lin Xiaomin, you don’t mean to…”


“Yes.” Lin Xiaomin clapped her hands, “The teacher likes the flowers from your shop very much. I’ll send a bouquet to him every day. When the teacher sees the flowers, he will

think of me.”


Li Chou: “…”


T/N: Hey there! There is plenty more where that came from, so stay tuned! And stay healthy! Straighten your posture, so some stretches and drink some water before continuing hehe~

If you like my translations, feel free to donate to my ko-fi!

I really, really appreciate all the support from my readers <3 It goes a long way and motivates me lots!


Also, check out the other series we have on HoH!

If you like cats, check out Revenge of the Garfield

If you like dragons, check out I’m Pregnant with the Hope of the Entire Planet and The Dragon and the ‘Princess’

How about some mystery or showbiz? Check out Morbid Addiction & Perfection

What about the perfect, most non-toxic male lead ever? Laws of Love

How about MC nursing ML back to health? Forced into the Deep


Thank you for all your support <3 Leave a comment if you life 🙂 I love reading them!

Chapter 54

       Suo Yang encountered his lover’s parents completely unprepared, making it impossible for him to remain calm.

       But no matter how turbulent his heart was, he had to remain composed outside.

       Suo Yang followed Shen Huiming into his father’s car, and as soon as he got in, he obediently greeted, “Hello, Uncle.”

       Shen Huiming’s father smiled back, nodded to him, and asked, “Huiming’s friend, right?”

       Shen Huiming’s mother answered the question, “Suo Yang! Huiming mentioned it!”

       Her voice was very low, and she even patted Shen Huiming’s father as she spoke.

       The two looked at each other as if they were exchanging secret signs. Shen Huiming’s father said ‘Oh’ as if he had suddenly realised and then looked back at Suo Yang, who was sitting perfectly straight.

       Suo Yang smiled sincerely and said, “Hello.”

       Shen Huiming sat aside, holding back a smile as he watched the two.

       “Ah, hello, hello.” Shen Huiming’s father said. Having seen enough, he turned back to start the car.

       “Mom, where are we going to eat?”

       “Your Uncle Xu’s Japanese restaurant has opened a branch again, so we’re going there to try it.” Shen Huiming’s mother turned to look at Suo Yang and asked softly, “Xiao Suo, do you like Japanese food?”

       “Yes,” Suo Yang originally thought that he would just sit quietly and accompany them, but he was suddenly called upon. He quickly gathered himself and answered, “I quite like Japanese food.”

       Shen Huiming could tell that both of them were nervous as they chatted.

       After his mother turned back, Shen Huiming gently squeezed Suo Yang’s thigh, leaned into his ear and whispered, “Relax, they like you very much.”

       That being said, it was really difficult for Suo Yang to relax.

       At this time, even someone with strong mental resilience would find it hard to relax.

       However, what Suo Yang knew best was ‘getting along with people’. He was a flight attendant, so he knew how to satisfy the other party.

       On the way to the restaurant, Shen Huiming chatted with his parents, and occasionally, the conversation would turn to Suo Yang. Each time, Suo Yang responded very gracefully. He didn’t talk much but performed well.

       Shen Huiming hoped that he could relax, but he also understood.

       If he was the one who met Suo Yang’s parents by chance today, his performance might not be comparable to Suo Yang’s.

       When the four of them arrived at the restaurant, a friend of Shen Huiming’s parents specially reserved a private room for them. As soon as they entered, they were taken upstairs by the waiter.

       Upstairs, they met ‘Uncle Xu’.

       Shen Huiming’s family greeted Uncle Xu politely, and the other party glanced at Suo Yang. Shen Huiming’s father said, “My son’s good friend, we happened to meet, so we came together.”

       Suo Yang smiled obediently and also greeted Uncle Xu.

       When they were walking towards the private room, Shen Huiming’s father came over to explain to Suo Yang, “Xiao Suo, please don’t mind it.”

       He didn’t say clearly, but Suo Yang knew what he meant.

       “Uncle, why would I mind?” Suo Yang said, “We’re already very happy that you and Auntie understand.”

       Shen Huiming’s father patted Suo Yang on the back and didn’t say much.

       Suo Yang could actually sense that Shen Huiming’s parents were being cautious with him as well.

       Perhaps it was because they didn’t know how to interact with their child’s gay partner, much like he didn’t know how to interact with his lover’s parents.

       In this aspect, they were all beginners and had to learn slowly.

       But he could feel that Shen Huiming’s parents were gentle people. They took care of Suo Yang’s emotions during the conversation and actively introduced him to others, even if it was just as ‘their son’s good friend’, and that was enough for him.

       Suo Yang didn’t expect more because he already got a lot.

       Four people entered the private room and sat down in pairs.

       When ordering food, Shen Huiming’s mother began to tentatively ask Suo Yang some questions that she was concerned about.

       “I heard from Huiming that you’re a flight attendant!” Shen Huiming’s mother picked up the small teapot, and Suo Yang hurriedly took it and poured water for her and Shen Huiming’s father first, “Isn’t it very busy and tiring?”

       “It’s manageable,” Suo Yang poured water for them, then for Shen Huiming, before finally picking up his own teacup, “When you’re doing a job you love, it doesn’t feel tiring at all.”

       Shen Huiming’s mother smiled, “Huiming also said the same thing two years ago, but it’s true, young people like you should work hard and experience some hardships. If you don’t go through challenges while you’re young, you won’t learn about life.”

       “Mom, why are you giving people a lecture again?” Shen Huiming laughed and complained to his mother, “I remember you’re not a teacher either, so you really got into the wrong profession in the first place.”

       Shen Huiming’s mother gave him a playful look, “I’m chatting with Xiao Suo here, don’t interrupt!”

       Shen Huiming nodded helplessly, sat there obediently drinking water, and waited for the food to be served.

       “Between you and Huiming, who is older?”

       “Huiming is three years older than me,” Suo Yang said, “I am twenty-seven this year.”

       “Very good, you two are close in age. You both are past the time of being impulsive and reckless.”

       As a parent, they would still worry about their children no matter what. They feared that their children would fall in love on the spur of the moment, and when they broke up, they would have a bad time.

       Of course, the best outcome was not to break up, but until the story reached its conclusion, who could guarantee anything?

       “Xiao Suo, are your family from around here?”

       “Mom, are you checking his family background?” Shen Huiming interrupted again with a smile.

       “Oh dear, I’m just showing concern!” Shen Huiming’s mother turned to Suo Yang and said, “Xiao Suo, don’t be annoyed by Auntie. After all, this is the first time we have met. Huiming mentioned you before, but he didn’t say much. Since we coincidentally met today, I thought I’d ask a few more questions.”

       Suo Yang could understand, as a parent, they must be concerned.

       He pinched Shen Huiming’s leg, implying that the other party that he was okay.

       “My family is from the same province, but not from this city,” Suo Yang said, “I came here to study at the University of Foreign Languages, and I stayed here after graduation.”

       “Oh, that’s nice,” Shen Huiming’s mother said. “Living and working here on your own must not be easy.”

       Suo Yang smiled, “It’s okay.”

       Shen Huiming’s parents liked Suo Yang very much. After all, he was good-looking and behaved in an educated manner.

       When parents assessed the partners their children brought home, they typically considered factors such as qualifications and character. Suo Yang had many favourable attributes–good looks, a solid educational background, a good job, and excellent manners. It could be said that there was hardly anything to criticize.

       Shen Huiming’s parents were very satisfied. During the meal, Shen Huiming’s father suddenly asked, “Xiao Suo, how do your parents feel about all this?”

       Suo Yang’s hand holding the chopsticks suddenly paused. The two parents on the opposite side didn’t notice this subtle movement, but Shen Huiming did.

       “Oh my, you really are doing a background check, huh?” Shen Huiming took over the conversation calmly, “Speaking of which, today is your wedding anniversary. Shouldn’t we have a toast?”

       “You can drink,” Shen Huiming’s father’s conversation was hijacked by his son, “but I have to drive today, so your mom is in charge of drinking.”

       Suo Yang looked at Shen Huiming with a smile, “I’ll be the designated driver on the way back today. You can enjoy a few drinks with your mom.”

       Upon hearing this, Shen Huiming’s mood improved significantly. He didn’t hesitate to put his arm around Suo Yang’s shoulder and called over a server to order two bottles of wine.

       As they started drinking, the atmosphere changed immediately

       The conversation became more relaxed, and Shen Huiming skillfully took over all the questions Suo Yang wasn’t sure how to answer.

       After the meal, Shen Huiming’s parents seemed to have accepted Suo Yang. When they parted ways, Shen Huiming’s mother even suggested they come home for dinner another day.

       Suo Yang was very moved and grateful. He helped Shen Huiming’s mother into the car, making sure she was comfortably seated in the front passenger seat.

       With the parents gone, it was just the two of them left.

       The sky had grown dark, and Shen Huiming watched the car’s taillights as he let out a long sigh of relief.

       “Are you exhausted today?” Shen Huiming squeezed Suo Yang’s hand gently.

       “Uncle and Auntie are really nice,” Suo Yang replied. “I get a bit nervous when I’m with them, but I’m genuinely happy.”

       Shen Huiming still remembered Suo Yang’s reaction from earlier. He turned around and looked at the other party, torn between wanting to ask and not wanting to touch on Suo Yang’s sensitive spot.

       It was a sensitive topic for Suo Yang; he could tell.

       “Let’s go, we can still make it to the movies,” Shen Huiming said. “When we get to the cinema, I’ll use the alcohol as an excuse to give you a passionate kiss.”

       Suo Yang looked at him and smiled, raising her hand to straighten his hair, “It’s not like you’re not allowed to kiss. Why do you need to force a kiss?”

       “Just for some excitement,” Shen Huiming stretched lazily. “Let’s go.”

       The two of them took a taxi to a private cinema. In the car, Shen Huiming held Suo Yang’s hand the whole time, but he never asked the question he wanted to ask.

       As they exited the car and walked towards the cinema, Suo Yang suddenly grabbed Shen Huiming and said, “I haven’t gone back to see my parents for several years.”

       Shen Huiming slowed his pace and turned to look at Suo Yang.

       “In my second year of work, during the Chinese New Year, they wanted to introduce me to a girl,” Suo Yang said. “I refused and decided to come out to them.”

       On the side of the road at night, street lights watched them, pedestrians passed by them, and the evening wind lingered around them, trying to eavesdrop on their conversation.

       Suo Yang said, “It was quite an unpleasant scene then. I returned here overnight and spent New Year’s Eve on the train.”

       Shen Huiming frowned slightly.

       “At that time, I felt miserable and couldn’t understand why my parents, who had loved me for so many years, stopped loving me just because I’m gay.” Suo Yang breathed a long sigh of relief, “Now I can actually understand them. If I had been more careful with my words and considered their feelings when I came out to them, maybe things wouldn’t have turned out so badly.”

       Shen Huiming suddenly didn’t know how he should comfort the lovers in front of him. He could only hold each other’s hands despite the eyes of passers-by.

       “Later, I tried to reach out to them. Maybe they were still angry. They said they didn’t want to see me anymore and that we have nothing to do with each other anymore.” Suo Yang said, “Although I know this may not be what they truly feel, all these years, I’ve been too afraid to go back, fearing that if I did, I would find out that they really do think that way.”

       Suo Yang lowered his head, looked at Shen Huiming, who was holding his hand, and said, “I was really happy when I had dinner with Uncle and Auntie today. If possible, I would also like to introduce my lover to my parents.”

       “Suo Yang,” Shen Huiming pulled him into his arms, and the two big men hugged each other on the side of the road like that, “Take your time, don’t rush… In fact, they might be waiting for you too.”

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Chapter 37 – Like

       The warm and moist breath pressed against his lips, and in just a moment, Chu Yu opened his mouth and hooked the messy tongue, wrapped one arm around Xu Ye’s waist to bring him closer, and calmly pressed the control of the partition screen with the other hand key, blocking the line of sight from the front seat.

       The man didn’t seem to be in a hurry to regain control. He closed his eyes to enjoy Xu Ye’s slightly inexperienced but extremely fiery kiss and responded appropriately, luring that soft tongue to wander recklessly and shyly in his mouth. It wasn’t until his slave was gasping for breath that he grabbed the back of the other’s head and completely invaded the warm and moist mouth.

       “Mmmn…” Xu Ye, whose lips and tongue were all under control, let out a vague nasal sound. His hot body gradually softened as the man’s weight shifted over him, causing the black coat dr4p3d over him to slip down, revealing his bare upper body. When Chu Yu finally let go of his lips from the deep kiss, Xu Ye gasped heavily and was pressed on the back seat.

       The man’s warm breath enveloped him from above, and the lingering kiss moved downward from his lips. Xu Ye obediently tilted his neck back, allowing the other party to lick his Adam’s apple. When the wet and hot tip of the tongue slowly slid over the right nipple, an uncontrollable moan escaped his lips, “Master……”

       Chu Yu’s fingers traced the red marks on his chest that hadn’t dissipated, feeling the trembling and heaving of the skin, and his lowered voice was full of ambiguity, “Slave, you haven’t answered my question yet.”

       “I… don’t know…” Desire surged through his mind, leaving him devoid of rational thought. “Ahhn—” The licking had turned into biting, and the pain in his nipples made him shudder all over, finally reminding him of the question that had been pushed to the back of his mind. Tainted by the surge of emotions, his voice became slightly hoarse as he trembled, “I like to be with you…” He hesitated for a moment, as if gathering his courage, then closed his eyes as if resigning to his fate and said, “It’s not just that I like to be together, I like to be with you. I like you…”

       For a slow and passive person like Xu Ye, this simple confession had already pushed him to his limits. After he finished his puddle of words, he didn’t dare to look at the other person’s expression and covered his eyes with the back of his hand,  like an ostrich burying its head in the sand.

       The car was filled with silence.

       The arm blocking his face was gently moved away, and as Xu Ye shyly opened his eyes, he was met with the man’s eyes, filled with a teasing smile.

       “How do you know that I don’t like you the same way you like me?”

       Xu Ye felt he had completely fallen.

       He soaked himself in the guest room tub filled with warm water, and his mind was full of images of the man pinning him down. He took apart and put together every word of that sentence, trying to figure out their meanings as if he was doing reading comprehension in his school days.


       Fragrant coffee, warm winter sun, interesting games, career achievements… all the good things one wants to gain, experience, or possess can be broadly encompassed by this word.

       But he was different.

       When spoken aloud, it was as if he had sneaked close to the holy fire with fear and caution. Only with all the courage gathered did he dare to take this small step forward.

       —How do you know that I don’t like you the same way you like me?

       The gentle and profound gaze melted into the night and also melted someone’s heart.

       In the mirror covered by mist, Xu Ye saw his own blurred face.

       So, it turned out that when thinking of him, this was the expression he wore.

       All smiles, as if having the best dream.

       He took a deep breath and slowly lowered himself into the water, exhaling a stream of air bubbles.

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Chapter 58 – Who Says Omegas Can’t be as Explosive as Alphas

Chapter 58


In the afternoon, during the theory class, there was an in-class exam. As expected, Lu Jingning found that he didn’t recognize any of the questions. Fortunately, Wen Xingchen was there to help, and they managed to fill in the exam paper.


As for the results, it was not something he needed to worry about. As long as he passed, he would be satisfied. Having settled the matter at hand, he left the classroom feeling refreshed and arranged to meet Wen Xingchen at the school gate.


When Jian Luan passed by, he overheard their conversation and curiously approached them, “What? Are you guys going out to eat? When? Why didn’t you take me along?”


Before Lu Jingning could even say “get lost,” Wen Xingchen calmly curved his lips and said, “Take you along? Hasn’t that girl you were trying to flirt with been waiting for you near the school gate recently?”


Jian Luan’s neck immediately shrank, “You guys go, you guys go! My life is more important!”


Lu Jingning couldn’t help but laugh upon hearing this. Suddenly, he became curious and asked, “How are you so good at pursuing Omegas? Do you have any secrets?”


Jian Luan, with an imposing manner, began to elaborate, “It’s a complex art! First of all, you need to…”


Before he could finish, Wen Xingchen raised his leg and kicked him without hesitation. “Look, who’s coming?”


Jian Luan looked up and was taken aback by the imposing figure approaching. He immediately turned and ran, calling out as he fled, “Lu Bro, I’ll teach you some other time!”


Wen Xingchen didn’t even lift an eyelid. “Another time? Ha, can’t let you corrupt the youngsters.”


Though Lu Jingning felt somewhat regretful that Jian Luan ran off like that, there was nothing he could do but head back to his dormitory.


Before leaving, he reminded Wen Xingchen, “We agreed on a time, don’t be late.”


Wen Xingchen replied, “I won’t.”


With that assurance, Lu Jingning felt at ease.


Back in his dormitory, he leisurely took out the collection of tips he had found earlier. Today marked the first step in pursuing Wen Xingchen, and the outcome depended on what he did next.


Having already made a selection, Lu Jingning chose a post that seemed to be highly regarded based on the feedback from various netizens on Star Network. The comments were mostly as follows:


– “Thanks to the poster, I finally got together with my sweetheart!”


– “The poster is amazing! I followed the tips, and they really work!”


– “We registered our marriage on the day of the confession. It’s true!”


– “Confirmed through eye contact, this is the post I needed!”


After thoroughly verifying numerous five-star reviews, Lu Jingning finally felt confident as he focused his attention on the first item in the collection of tips:


“To all the wonderful Omegas, please never believe any Alpha who only speaks of loving your inner qualities. The first impression all Alphas have when selecting a partner is based on visual impact. A beautiful Omega that appeals to their aesthetic preferences will undoubtedly capture their hearts more easily. So, before pursuing an Alpha, you must improve your appearance. Naturally, natural looks are important, but grooming and attire are also essential. Please display your best appearance in front of him, especially during your dates.”


After reading it, Lu Jingning pondered for a moment and silently turned and walked into the bathroom.


When Yan Hebin returned from class, he was surprised to see someone standing in front of the mirror. He couldn’t help but show a rare expression of astonishment, “What are you…”


Lu Jingning adjusted his splendid outfit and turned to him, flashing a bright smile, “Yan Hebin, you’ve come back at just the right time. Tell me, how do I look in this outfit?”


Yan Hebin remained silent for a moment before commenting, “Quite distinctive.”


Lu Jingning took this comment as approval and left feeling satisfied. Before leaving, he playfully blew a kiss and said, “I’ve made plans with someone today, so don’t wait for me for dinner.”




Yan Hebin watched quietly as the dormitory door closed, and after a while, he belatedly tugged at the corner of his mouth.


Was this flamboyant attire only for dinner or to seduce someone?



After school, the temporary campus gate was bustling with people. Over time, everyone seemed to have gradually emerged from the shadow of the pirate attack.


From afar, a tall figure stood at the station outside the school gate. Wen Xingchen wore a loose black jacket, hands in his pockets, leaning against the billboard.


Even with such a relatively still posture, he still caught the attention of passersby, causing them to occasionally stop and take a second look. A few Omegas even blushed as they approached him to strike up a conversation, only to be met with indifference and shyly run away, their faces even redder.


Just as Lu Jingning arrived, he witnessed this scene. Raising an eyebrow, he walked over.


When it came to drawing attention, he was no less impressive than Wen Xingchen. With today’s eye-catching outfit, he was like the brightest star in the night sky, gathering all the attention as he walked from the dormitory to the school gate.


At this point, there were at least twenty pairs of eyes fixed on Wen Xingchen. He looked up and unexpectedly found a flamboyant peac0ck strutting confidently towards him.


Wen Xingchen: “…………”


Lu Jingning had intended to tease this attention-seeking guy when he saw him looking somewhat stunned. He felt even more satisfied with the collection of tips he had collected and smiled playfully, asking, “What’s wrong? Do I look that good?”


Wen Xingchen: “You do look good, but…”


After hesitating for a while, he seemed unable to find the right words and finally asked, “Are you really planning to go to dinner like this?”


Lu Jingning: “What do you think? Surprised?”


Wen Xingchen’s gaze traveled up and down Lu Jingning’s outfit. “It’s definitely surprising.”


Lu Jingning wore a white-based fashionable suit that seemed to be meticulously tailored to enhance his charm. The pink ribbon at the collar added a touch of playfulness. Intricate gold lace adorned the outfit with scattered gemstones, exuding a sense of trendy fashion. It was more like a costume for a palace performance on stage than formal attire for a dinner party, attracting all the attention.


If he were to walk into a restaurant like this, he’d probably be mistaken for an entertainer.


He wasn’t sure where Lu Jingning had found such an eye-catching outfit, but it had an inexplicable appropriateness.


It was as if they had magnified his most dazzling side to the extreme, crowned by a small round hat adorned with colorful feathers, fully showcasing his brilliance.


Despite considering himself composed, Wen Xingchen couldn’t help but be drawn in by the sight. Not to mention others who were also stopping and staring at Lu Jingning.


Normally, Wen Xingchen wouldn’t mind the attention focused on him, but he noticed the occasional glances directed at Lu Jingning, which made his brow slightly furrow.


Before Lu Jingning could speak again, Wen Xingchen had already taken off his own coat and dr4p3d it over the oblivious Lu Jingning. He made sure to zip it up securely.


It was as if he wanted to use this solid black coat to conceal all the dazzling aspects of Lu Jingning from everyone’s sight, leaving only himself to witness.


Lu Jingning: “???”


Wen Xingchen paid no attention to his questioning gaze and said nonchalantly, “Let’s go, time for dinner.”



While they were seated at the restaurant, Lu Jingning couldn’t help glancing at the all-black coat he was now wearing, and he fell into contemplation.


Weren’t you amazed just now? Why cover him up like this? Could it be that these strategies don’t work on Wen Xingchen?


Feeling doubtful, he quickly browsed through the tips once again while Wen Xingchen was ordering.


Rule #2 for pursuing an Alpha: Be gentle and delicate, maximize the advantages of being an Omega, and never use foul language or anything of that sort. Always present yourself as a charming, lovable, and irresistibly cute little sweetheart.


Lu Jingning: “……”


To be honest, this rule was a bit challenging for him.


Just as he was contemplating and preparing his approach, he suddenly heard Wen Xingchen asking, “I’ve already ordered a few dishes. Take a look and see if you want to add something.”


Lu Jingning looked at the menu, and the dishes Wen Xingchen had chosen were almost exactly what he liked. There was nothing left to add. He said, “Then let’s have some c0cktails. I heard the c0cktails here are excellent.”


Wen Xingchen didn’t even hesitate and outright refused, “No.”


Lu Jingning frowned, “Why not? Even Yu Qingcang recommended this place, saying the c0cktails are fantastic.”


Wen Xingchen: “Do you want me to list all the heroic acts you’ve done after drinking alcohol?”


Lu Jingning: “……”


He didn’t need a list to know how mischievous and provoking he could become after getting drunk, not to mention constantly tempting someone to commit crimes.


Let’s not even talk about that; he was still trying to make up for the last mistake he had just made.


However, even though he knew all the reasons, he couldn’t help but struggle a little, “I promise, I won’t drink much today.”


Wen Xingchen: “No.”


Lu Jingning: “I fuc–“


He stopped halfway through his sentence, suddenly recalling Rule #2. He held back the profanity and took a deep breath.


Seeing Lu Jingning’s abrupt silence, Wen Xingchen looked at him curiously, wondering what he was up to. But what he saw was Lu Jingning wearing the warmest, most tender smile he had ever seen.


In this momentous change of attitude, even Wen Xingchen, with all his calculations, couldn’t help but be slightly stunned.


In the next second, Lu Jingning reached out and held onto Wen Xingchen’s collar, his voice low and soft, “Wen-ge[/mfn]A coquettish way to call someone.[/mfn], I’ll just order one glass.”


Wen Xingchen: “……”


Seeing Lu Jingning’s entire demeanor change, Wen Xingchen was almost rendered speechless. For a moment, he almost gave in to him entirely. He felt like as long as this person called him “Wen-ge” softly, he would be willing to give him anything, go all out, without considering any consequences.


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