“I don’t take baths,” Pei Qing said.

       Zhan Weiyang looked like he was breathing a sigh of relief, and he immediately then explained, “Mainly because the bathtub isn’t big enough either.”

       Pei Qing suddenly felt a little amused, but he didn’t laugh. He just asked, “Do you really like taking a bath?”

       Zhan Weiyang nodded, “My brother doesn’t like me using his bathtub though.”

       This was a rare opportunity. Zhan Weiguang and Zhan Pengcheng were not at home, and Pei Qing had no objection to him.

       Zhan Weiyang turned back and saw that the water in the bathtub was almost full. He stood up and reached out to take off his shirt. Before taking off his pyjamas, he turned to look at Pei Qing and saw that Pei Qing had no intention of going out. So he hesitated and took off only the outer pair of shorts, leaving his underwear on.

       Pei Qing still hesitated a little and said, “Weiguang sent me a WeChat message just now.”

       Zhan Weiyang became nervous instantly. While looking at Pei Qing, he hesitantly raised one leg and stepped sideways towards the water.

       Pei Qing said, “He said you will fall asleep if you take a bath.”

       Zhan Weiyang still looked at Pei Qing. He scratched the surface of the water with the soles of his feet and finally stepped on it. He slowly stepped in with the other foot, squatted down and let the water cover his chest. He said to Pei Qing, “I won’t.”

       Pei Qing was not Zhan Weiguang. He was not close enough to Zhan Weiyang to pull him up from the water directly. At the same time, he couldn’t stop him, so he said, “You go soak, I’ll watch you here.”

       Zhan Weiyang suddenly smiled and said, “Thank you.” He carefully changed directions in the water, stretched out his arms and legs, lay down, rested his head on the shallow groove on the edge of the bathtub, and then exhaled a long breath.

       Pei Qing walked to the bathtub and looked at him, then sat on the edge of the bathtub near his feet, a small triangular platform.

       Zhan Weiyang relaxed his body and felt as if he was floating in the water, and his whole body felt relaxed. After his body relaxed, his chaotic thinking became slightly clearer.

       Pei Qing didn’t talk to him but was playing with his mobile phone. He raised one leg, put the sole of his foot on the edge of the bathtub, lowered his head and sent two messages to his classmates.

       Zhan Weiyang watched Pei Qing without blinking, but his mind was elsewhere. He wondered why he hadn’t done anything today and if Xie Ling still didn’t dislike him or if he would still lose points.

       The hot water slowly steamed, creating a mist. Despite being very close to each other, the gazes of the two individuals became blurry.

       After a while, Pei Qing noticed that the screen of his mobile phone was also covered with water mist. He gently wiped the screen with his finger, raised his head to look at Zhan Weiyang, and found that Zhan Weiyang had been looking at him.

       Zhan Weiyang thought to himself that the points were deducted on the first day because he said he did not like Xie Ling and the points were deducted on the second day because Xie Ling did not accept his love letter. Maybe this deduction was not always related to Xie Ling but also had something to do with himself.

       His eyes were dark and shiny and stained with water vapour.

       Pei Qing felt that Zhan Weiyang looked like he was in a daze.

       Zhan Weiyang thought that just now, it was deducting his points when he wanted to do nothing in the future so that he wouldn’t be deducted points; maybe it meant that he couldn’t do nothing?

       Like a sudden flash of inspiration, Zhan Weiyang’s eyes shone with light. He opened his mouth slightly and whispered, “Ah!”

       Then he became excited, and his heart skipped a beat. He felt that he had found the key to the problem: today’s relationship negative status enhancement was not because of Xie Ling, but because of himself. His negative thoughts led to an increased negative state.

       He clasped his hands in front of his chest, so that was it!

       Pei Qing looked at him expressionlessly.

       After that, Zhan Weiyang closed his eyes with a contented expression.

       Pei Qing’s phone vibrated. He glanced down, then turned off the screen, and continued to look up at Zhan Weiyang.

       Zhan Weiyang had closed his eyes and was motionless. His body was already red from being soaked in the hot water, and his forehead and cheeks were also moist and red. He didn’t know if it was the moisture that filled the air or the sweat.

       Pei Qing thought of Zhan Weiguang’s words and couldn’t help but put his feet into the water and gently touched Zhan Weiyang’s calf.

       Zhan Weiyang’s legs swayed, but there was no reaction.

       Pei Qing stood up, approached Zhan Weiyang’s face, squatted down outside the bathtub, reached out and patted Zhan Weiyang’s face.

       Zhan Weiyang’s eyes were still closed, and his breathing was very light. Only by looking at his chest could he see the not-so-subtle rise and fall.

       Pei Qing subconsciously put his hand on Zhan Weiyang’s chest as if to identify his heartbeat.

       At this moment, Zhan Weiyang suddenly reached out, grabbed Pei Qing’s hand, and laughed out loud. He said, “Do I look like I’m dead?”

       Pei Qing saw that his eyes were open and dark and shiny, so he said to him, “Don’t talk nonsense.”

       Zhan Weiyang said with a smile, “I’ll soak in it for a while.”

       Pei Qing took her hand back and said, “Don’t soak in the water until it gets cold.”

       Zhan Weiyang closed his eyes and said, “I won’t.”

       Pei Qing stood up slowly, took two steps back and sat back where he was. This time, he didn’t play with his phone but just looked at Zhan Weiyang.

       There was a smile on Zhan Weiyang’s face at first, but then it gradually faded. His body became more relaxed in the water, and his breathing gradually became slower. After a few minutes, Pei Qing saw his body slowly sliding down.

       Pei Qing walked over and patted him on the face, calling him, “Yangyang?”

       Zhan Weiyang did not respond.

       Pei Qing knew that Zhan Weiyang was really asleep this time. He reached out to drain the water in the bathtub. When he saw the water surface swirling and becoming shallower, he picked up Zhan Weiyang’s bath towel hanging on the wall and covered him, then wrapped him as he lifted him out of the water.

       When he exerted force on his hands, Zhan Weiyang woke up. He put his feet on the bathtub and tried to stand firm. His arms were still on Pei Qing’s shoulders. He looked at Pei Qing in confusion and said, “I slept too late yesterday.”

       Pei Qing said to him, “Go back to sleep.”

       Zhan Weiyang nodded, and when he was holding Pei Qing’s arm and stretching one foot out, the other foot slipped into the bathtub, and he almost fell down.

       Seeing that he was still completely unconscious, Pei Qing simply wrapped him in a bath towel and carried him.

       Zhan Weiyang was very thin, but after all, he was a boy of 1.74 meters tall, so he was really not light.

       Pei Qing took him out of the bathtub and put him on the floor to put on his slippers.

       Zhan Weiyang was a little excited and said, “Qing ge, you are so strong. You are stronger than my dad.”

       In Zhan Weiyang’s memory, Zhan Pengcheng always liked to hold him no matter where he went when he was a child. Later, he switched to carrying him on his back. When Zhan Weiyang got taller and taller, Zhan Pengcheng couldn’t even carry him on his back.

       Pei Qing did not respond to his words and only said, “Go back to the room and go to sleep.”

       Zhan Weiyang nodded and said, “Thank you, Qing ge.”

       Pei Qing felt that Zhan Weiyang was like a child. If he hadn’t felt his weight when he carried him just now, Pei Qing would have felt like he was talking to a child. Pei Qing shook his head and said, “You’re welcome.”

       Zhan Weiyang walked outside, turned around when he reached the door and said happily to Pei Qing, “You are the best person I have ever met.”

       Pei Qing looked at him without speaking.

       Zhan Weiyang came out of the bathroom and walked briskly downstairs. He returned to his room, dried his body with a bath towel, then changed into a pair of clean underwear, and then got directly under the quilt.

       He covered himself from head to toe with the quilt and couldn’t help but feel happy when he thought of Pei Qing. He didn’t even hear the voice announcing his score today, and he was already looking forward to studying with Pei Qing tomorrow night.

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