Day: September 17, 2023

Chapter 2 (part 1/2) – You don't know too much

Chapter two




Lu Changze sat with his hands in his pockets on the chair. He was in the corridor of the hospital waiting for the test report. Lu Changze’s stomach hurt so badly that no matter how much he tried to bear it, he couldn’t stand it.


He was in pain 24 hours a day. The nurse holding a clipboard and called Lu Changze’s name.


It was raining when he left the hospital. The umbrella-less Lu Changze folded the laboratory results paper into a square and put it in the pocket of his cotton coat.


He ran to the station in the rain and when he got back to the entrance of his shop, he saw Gu Xiu’s car parked there. Gu Xiu clapped in his direction impatiently.


“Get in the car.” Lu Changze stood under the eaves of the small shop and looked at the man who cracked open half the car window through the rain.


His eyes darkened and he finally got into the car.


The car didn’t leave Xuan Qi immediately. Gu Xiu took him to the best coffee shop in Xuan Qi and the two sat facing each other. Lu Changze was still wet


He sat down on the fabric sofa, and was dizzy for a while. The waiters around frowned, but with Gu Xiu there, no one dared to come up and say a word.


Gu Xiu ordered two cups of black coffee.


“Fang Ming came to look for you?” Gu Xiu leaned on the sofa, crossed his legs and looked at the person opposite him coldly. Lu Changze nodded after listening.


Gu Xiu squinted his eyes and looked at Lu Changze very unhappily. It’s been five years since he saw him. This kid was getting more and more arrogant.


This wasn’t the attitude that a stain like him should have.


“Hmm, even he can’t convince you? Lu Changze, don’t think so highly of yourself. Everyone knows what kind of person you are.”


Lu Changze stared at the coffee in front of him in a daze and touched the test results he just received in the morning with his hand in his pocket repeatedly.


What was going on? An interrogation or a joint trial? What a fvcking nasty life.


“Gu Xiu, I really fvcking hate drinking coffee. Especially black coffee.” Lu Changze leaned his head back and looked at him with a blank expression.


Gu Xiu was taken aback by him. He was called Handsome Gu when he was in school, and later Boss Gu when he worked. Lu Changze never dared to call Gu Xiu by his name.


Gu Xiu has seen all kinds of cheap expressions on his face: fawning, wretched, philistine, greedy and etc. For so many years, Gu Xiu had never seen Lu Changze with no expression on his face.


“Lu Changze, what tricks are you playing? Didn’t you like to drink this thing the most before? You are obviously a chicken, but you always think of yourself as a phoenix,” Gu Xiu sneered and said, “Fang Ming just came back. Stop being a retard in front of him and go back quickly if you have to go back.”


“I don’t like to drink it. I only forced myself to drink it because I thought you liked it. Gu Xiu, I know whether I am a demon or not, there is no need for you to worry.”


Lu Changze still looked at Gu Xiu expressionlessly, “Don’t keep trying to guess what I want from you or Fang Ming. Let me explain it to you, Gu Xiu. I don’t care about anything.”


After Lu Changze finished speaking, he stood up slowly, turned around and left. Gu Xiu was stunned. It took a while before he turned his head and looked through the glass window of the coffee shop.


He watched Lu Changze’s back as he left in the rain.




When the sky cleared, Lu Changze disposed of all the things in his shop, leaving only an empty room. He moved a small chair to sit down.


He looked up at the door and basked in the sun. The sun in winter is warm, especially after the weather has gradually warmed up in recent days, it is more comfortable to bask in it.


It wasn’t until Lu Changze’s face was covered by a shadow when he lazily opened his eyes.


“I guess it’s time for you to come too.” Lu Changze smiled and turned his stiff neck, “Boss Qi, you’re here too?”


Qi Mingyu smiled politely, “You can just call me Mingyu. Boss Qi sounds too old.” 


Lu Changze said with a playful smile, “Fang Ming is really sensible.”

Fang Ming didn’t speak, walked into the small shop and took a look, “Brother, are you going back?” 


He looked at Lu Changze carefully again, “You look thinner compared to last time.”


Lu Changze didn’t answer Fang Ming’s words. He only followed him in, took out a file bag and handed it to Fang Ming, “I bought a small apartment here but it’s just a façade. The area is good for real estate. We are relatives. If you give me a hand, I will pay more for the demolition.”


“Brother, what do you mean?” Fang Ming was puzzled.


“Actually, I don’t plan to stay here for a long time even if it doesn’t need to be demolished. Didn’t I tell you last time that I don’t want to stay after staying for a long time? I want to travel but money has been a little tight recently. If you really think of me as your brother, then hurry up and do this for me, the sooner the better. “


Although Fang Ming didn’t quite agree, seeing Lu Changze’s serious expression, he nodded in agreement.


On the day when he received the money, Lu Changze was very happy with a big smile on his face. Fang Ming hadn’t seen Lu Changze smile like this for a long time, “You’re this happy?”


Lu Changze took the card and put it in his pocket, “You don’t understand. How can you not be happy when your new life begins.” After speaking, he left Fang Ming’s office and went downstairs where he met Qi Mingyu who came to find Fang Ming. Qi Mingyu stopped Lu Changze and looked at him seriously, “Lu Changze, you can come to find Fang Ming if you have any problems in the future.”


Lu Changze looked at Qi Mingyu’s sincerity and shook his head, “Thank you, but I won’t have another chance in the future. You and Fang Ming have a good time, you are not young anymore. After all, it was not easy being together at the beginning.”


Qi Mingyu nodded and entered the elevator.


Lu Changze went to the bank to withdraw all the money and put it into another card. He then went home and cleaned up everything that should be done at home.


Everything that should be burned was burned. He then left with a small bag.




It was a week after Gu Xiu found out that Lu Changze had disappeared again. He went to ask Fang Ming and found out that Lu Changze was going on a trip.


Gu Xiu felt stuck as if he couldn’t catch his breath. It was so uncomfortable. He thought that the next time he saw Lu Changze again, he would make fun of him.


After a while, this person who has been sticking to his ass for decades really decided to treat him like an onion.


It was announced that there was a problem with the land, so Gu Xiu and Fang Ming worked day and night for two whole weeks before finally resolving it.


He is not young anymore and he’ll catch a cold if he works too hard. Luckily, Fang Ming has someone to take care of him. Gu Xiu hasn’t been in any serious relationships in the past few years except messing around with many paid people, so he had to go to the hospital for medicine and IV drips when he was sick.


Gu Xiu probably didn’t expect that he would see Lu Changze here. Gu Xiu was not in a hurry to go back after getting an IV drip in the hospital. Although he was sick, his body is in good health, so after two days of rest, it will basically recover. The environment in Pingzhou is good, and the air in the small garden of the city hospital is also good. Gu Xiu wandered around.


After taking two steps, he saw Lu Changze. If it wasn’t for that face that Gu Xiu had known since he was ten years old, Gu Xiu would almost not have recognized it. Lu Changze was wearing a hospital gown. The person was already thin and out of shape, sitting on the bench and basking in the sun with his eyes squinted. Gu Xiu walked two steps closer as Lu Changze sat quietly on the chair.


On the table, he slightly raised his head. It was the first time Gu Xiu saw that appearance.

Lu Changze took off his glasses. Even if he couldn’t see clearly without glasses, Gu Xiu’s figure probably would never be forgotten by Lu Changze in his life.


The two looked at each other quietly at a distance of several meters. After a while, Lu Changze sighed slightly and got up before walking slowly to the ward.


Gu Xiu followed behind him and the two went back to Lu Changze’s ward with a distance between them. There were three beds in the ward, but the sun is good today so the other patients seemed to have gone out to bask in the sun and there were only Gu Xiu and Lu Changze in the ward at the moment.


Lu Changze’s ward was close to the window and he could see the busy traffic outside the hospital while sitting by the bed. After returning to the ward, Lu Changze sat by the bed and watched the view outside the window. Gu Xiu put his hands in his pockets and looked at him, “Lu Changze, you are quite capable. Didn’t you go on a trip? Why did you come to the hospital? Are you about to die?”


Lu Changze didn’t speak until Gu Xiu got impatient waiting. Lu Changze didn’t look at him, his eyes were still staring out of the window and as he spoke, his voice was hoarse.


Dumbly he said: “Well, soon, next month.”


Gu Xiu stood still for a while before he snapped out of it. He walked to Lu Changze’s hospital bed and opened his case file.


Advanced gastric cancer.


For a moment, Gu Xiu didn’t know what to say and he didn’t know what to say at this time.

When he came back to his senses, Gu Xiu hung the file back on Lu Changze’s bed and left.


Lu Changze felt sleepy after watching the view for a while and went to bed.


When Gu Xiu came back, Lu Changze had fallen asleep. He was really thin. In just a few days, he became skin and bones. Gu Xiu stood by the bed thinking. Gu Xiu really couldn’t accept this. He couldn’t accept the news that Lu Changze is dying. Why? He didn’t know. He just couldn’t accept it, even if it was just that mangy dog that had haunted him for more than twenty years.


Lu Changze was asleep but when he opened his eyes, it was strange that Gu Xiu hadn’t left yet. Despite that, it didn’t matter to Lu Changze whether he was there or not.


Who was there was no longer important to Lu Changze. The rest of his days will just be waiting for death quietly. It was dark and the patients around were sleeping as well.


Gu Xiu sat quietly by the bed and looked at him. Seeing that he had something to say, Lu Changze lifted the quilt, got up and left the ward.


He understood Gu Xiu. Lu Changze knew what Gu Xiu was going to do by looking at Gu Xiu’s eyes.


Gu Xiu followed behind Lu Changze and Lu Changze walked quietly to the waiting hall of the hospital. Lu Changze knew Gu Xiu well and he knew that he had a bad temper.


Choosing a place with a lot of people, Lu Changze no longer wanted to have any disputes with him, nor did he want to hear any ridicule or sarcasm from him. He went to find a chair to sit on.


When they both settled down, Gu Xiu sat beside him. The two of them didn’t talk for a long time. It was very strange. It was the first time for them to sit so quietly for a long time.


After a long time, Gu Xiu said, “When did you find out?”


“The day you bought me that coffee.”


After speaking, he fell into silence again. Lu Changze looked at the people coming and going in the hospital. Some were happy and some were sad.


A building full of different life experiences depending on the person.


“I didn’t know.” Gu Xiu said, “You should have mentioned this earlier.”


“There are too many things you don’t know.” Lu Changze said slowly.


“I asked the doctor in the afternoon, it is not impossible to operate on it…”


Lu Changze turned his head slightly to look at Gu Xiu, a little surprised. He didn’t expect him to ask the doctor. Then he felt relieved. Yes, at first he liked his appearance, but the man next to him was actually a good person, even if he didn’t understand himself well.


“I don’t want to do it.”


“Lu Changze, what do you mean?!” Gu Xiu raised his voice, “Could it be that you really have lived long enough? Don’t be shameless.”


“Gu Xiu…” Lu Changze looked at him with a smile on the corner of his mouth, “I’m shameless, shouldn’t you have known by now?”


It was the first time that Gu Xiu was choked up by Lu Changze, but Lu Changze was happy to see his appearance. He just laughed happily, and just kept laughing soundlessly.


Gu Xiu was stunned. It was the first time he saw Lu Changze smiling like a simple child. A man in his forties smiled like a child.


Gu Xiu also laughed, the corners of his mouth curled up, even though he didn’t notice it.

T/N: Happy Bad End Month!

Chapter 5 – I’ll wait for you on a spring day

Chapter 5




Song Zexu felt bored at home these days and always wanted to go out in the evening. There happened to be a park for the elderly behind Li Chou’s apartment. After dinner, Li Chou took him around.


The old people in Yunzhen didn’t know Song Zexu. They only thought that he was some relative of Li Chou and seeing that Song Zexu was good-looking, they even played matchmaker for him and told him about their daughters who are very beautiful and talented. Even asking him to meet them.


Before Song Zexu could say anything, Li Chou excused himself and said, “Uncle Zhang, you should give up. He already has a girlfriend and is just waiting for his eyesight to heal. After that, he’s going back to get married.”


“Already have a girlfriend?” Uncle Zhang clicked his tongue and said, “It’s such a pity, it seems that I’m still a step too late.”


“There’s nothing to be sorry about.” Song Zexu said first this time, “I’m blind and I need someone to take care of me. I can’t burden a girl from a good family.”


After he realized that Song Zexu is blind and would actually burden his daughter for the rest of her life, uncle Zhang sighed and said: “Youngster, try to live a good life.”


Song Zexu responded, “I will.”


The park for the elderly is a place for old people to chat in the evening. Li Chou doesn’t know who first spread the word that a good-looking blind man came to his house recently but some old people with disabled girls wanted to come and play matchmaker. Li Chou previously evaded this by saying that Song Zexu had a girlfriend, but he still couldn’t stop the people who came to see Song Zexu at his house. After that, he secretly told everyone that in fact, his preference is for men and then no one came to bother him again.


It was also because of this that no old people came to chat with Song Zexu when he went for a walk in the park again.


At first Song Zexu didn’t know what was going on, but later Li Chou explained the reason to him very apologetically.


Song Zexu was not angry. He felt that this would just reduce the interference from the outside world, but Song Zexu did not go to the park after a few days of strolling, because there were actually a few old men whose sons were gay, and they asked him if he was a top or bottom.


Li Chou couldn’t laugh or cry when he knew about it. He tried to hold his laughter when he was eating, but Song Zexu still heard it.


With the rice in the bowl, that pretty face became a little annoyed at this moment and he asked, “Is it really that funny?”


Li Chou sat up straight away, covered his mouth, tried to hold back a smile, and said, “Not anymore.”


Song Zexu let out an “oh” and started picking at the rice in his own bowl.


Li Chou put a piece of braised pork in Song Zexu’s bowl and said, “I’m sorry, it’s all my fault, I should have known that those old men and women were talking so much, yet, I still “spread rumors” about you and caused you so much trouble.”


“It’s not really a problem.” Song Zexu smiled, “It’s not as much trouble as I faced being an actor.”


“c0ckroaches would be thrown inside the takeaway you ordered or you’ll be chased by cars when you went to the set. Even if you and your friends booked the same hotel by coincidence, there will be many rumours of you.” Song Zexu said, “Like me and Bai Lin, we really have nothing to do with each other.”


Bai Lin was the rising actress who was rumored to have an affair with Song Zexu back then.


He paused, then said, “Bai Lin has a lover.”


Li Chou was a little surprised that Song Zexu would explain this to him. He was startled and felt a little sympathetic to Song Zexu’s previous experiences, but his heart also jumped up.


With a little chuckle, he said, “You don’t actually need to explain this to me.”


“It’s okay, I was just chatting and you definitely won’t spread it.” Song Zexu said, “Oh, by the way, do you have any favorite stars?”


Yes, it’s you.


But how could Li Chou dare to say that. This happened when the TV in the living room was showing an advertisement for an actor named Tan Jing, so Li Chou said casually: “I like Tan Jing.”


As soon as he finished speaking, Li Chou saw Song Zexu frowning and an alarm bell went off in his mind. He suddenly remembered that Tan Jing and Song Zexu were rivals.

Right, how did he forget this one?


Li Chou covered his face, cursing in his heart why he was so stupid.


But what he didn’t expect was for Song Zexu to actually say to him: “Then I’ll find him and ask him for an autograph to give you if I have a chance.”


Li Chou was stunned and said “Ah”, a little embarrassed. It was too hard to explain, so he had to say, “Okay.”


At the end, he added another sentence, “Thank you.”


“But.” Song Zexu reminded him with a little worry: “His private life is very chaotic, you should probably stop liking him.”


Li Chou was silent for a while, and said, “I’ll try.”


Song Zexu let out a “Mm” and continued to eat.




On the tenth day of being together with Song Zexu, Li Chou took out the diary he had brought back after getting off from work while Song Zexu was asleep. He placed it in front of the desk and started journaling.


[June 24, 20××, Friday, light rain]


[The weather is not good today, it was raining a lot. I felt a bit cold and was afraid of infecting Song Zexu. After getting off work, I went to the vegetable market to buy a fish and boiled it for a while in the casserole. I filled a bowl of soup for myself and left the fish to Song Zexu.


Song Zexu only ate a little bit. He said he didn’t like fish. I clearly remember that Song Zexu said in an interview that he loves fish the most. It turns out it was fake.


I couldn’t help coughing while washing the dishes and when Song Zexu found out, he brought me a cup of hot water with his own hands  and said that I should eat some medicine.


I was a little surprised. Song Zexu was so considerate. I was a little happy. I really wondered if it was a dream.


It’s good to take the medicine for seven days, but not good to take it for more than a week. I don’t like taking medicine, so I only drank the water from Song Zexu in the end.


Song Zexu is really nice, I like him very much.]


On the tenth day of being together with Song Zexu, Li Chou had the opportunity to share the bed with Song Zexu. He closed the diary and put it on the top of the desk.


It would be more convenient for him to take it back to the flower shop the next day, so he took off his shoes and climbed onto the bed gently.


Song Zexu said that he caught a cold because he couldn’t sleep well on the sofa and since he caught colds easily, he should sleep on the bed with him for a quick recovery.


When Li Chou heard Song Zexu say this, his heart almost stopped beating and he asked cautiously, “Is it okay?”


“Why not?” Song Zexu was a little puzzled, “This was originally your bed.”


Li Chou just couldn’t believe that he could have such an opportunity.


Li Chou clutched his chest, he was so lucky.


Because of the rain during the day, there is no moon outside. The shadows of the trees are mottled, with occasionally a gust of wind blows and makes a slight noise.


Song Zexu’s breathing was shallow and he couldn’t sleep well with the light turned off, so Li Chou bought him a small night light. At this time, through the weak light, he could see Song Zexu’s trembling eyelashes in his sleep. He did not know what he dreamed of as he frowned slightly.


Li Chou lay down beside him, listening to his breathing. He gulped and carefully put his hand under the quilt to hold Song Zexu’s hand.


Song Zexu’s hands were slender and thin, with distinct joints to the touch. Li Chou secretly interlocked his fingers. He knew that he might only have this one chance for an hour tonight.


Just let me enjoy it.


My favorite person, he thought.


Please forgive me for being so greedy.


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~

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