Zhan Weiyang was woken up by Pei Qing the next morning.

       Pei Qing called him several times, but he didn’t wake up. Later, Pei Qing reached out and patted his face five or six times before Zhan Weiyang slowly opened his eyes.

       Zhan Weiyang’s gaze was disoriented, and he couldn’t focus when he looked at Pei Qing.

       Pei Qing said, “Yangyang, get up and go to school.”

       Zhan Weiyang blinked his eyes and almost closed them again.

       Pei Qing held his eyelids with his fingers and said to him, “Auntie Luo knocked on the door just now. If you don’t get down quickly, she will knock on the door again later.”

       Zhan Weiyang nodded uncomfortably, said ‘En’ softly, and sat up with his hands. He was in a daze for another minute before climbing out of bed, wearing slippers and heading outside.

       After taking two steps, Zhan Weiyang suddenly remembered that this was Pei Qing’s room. He turned around, picked up his pillow and quilt, and said to Pei Qing, who was lying on the bed, “Qing ge, I’m leaving.”

       Pei Qing said, “Go ahead, don’t be late.”

       During self-study that morning, Zhan Weiyang opened the book and put it on the table, hiding his head behind the book and dozing off. After class ended, he lay down on the table and fell asleep.

       Zhan Weiyang’s mental state was very bad all morning. It was not until the bell rang for the last class in the morning that he suddenly felt that he had regained some energy.

       During lunch, Chen Youyou asked him, “What did you do, last night?”

       Zhan Weiyang’s favourite yuxiang eggplant was served for lunch today. He ate it with gusto. When he heard Chen Youyou’s question, he lifted his head and answered him, “Chatting with my older cousin.”

       Chen Youyou only knew that Zhan Weiyang had a biological brother but had never heard him talk about his older cousin. He asked strangely, “Your older cousin? Stayed, at your house?”

       Zhan Weiyang nodded and said, “He is an intern at a nearby company in his senior year and stayed in my house starting from this semester onwards.”

       “Your older, cousin talk to you, until late at night?” Chen Youyou felt unbelievable.

       Zhan Weiyang said, “Yes, he is much better than my brother. My brother just ignores me.”

       “Oh,” Chen Youyou said, lowering his head and continuing eating.

       After a while, they saw Xie Ling passing by their table after lunch. Xie Ling was still not alone today. In addition to the two boys and a girl yesterday, there was another girl.

       The two girls followed Xie Ling arm in arm, talking and laughing as they walked.

       When Xie Ling passed by, Zhan Weiyang and Chen Youyou subconsciously looked up at him.

       But Xie Ling didn’t even turn his head and walked straight out of the cafeteria with his eyes straight ahead.

       Chen Youyou lowered his head and snorted in disgust while Zhan Weiyang kept looking at Xie Ling’s leaving figure.

       “W-what’s there to see?” Chen Youyou said, “Are you s-still not giving up?”

       Zhan Weiyang turned around, leaned forward, and whispered, “If I don’t give up, what else can I do?”

       Chen Youyou said, “Just go, and tell him, directly.”

       Zhan Weiyang thought Chen Youyou and Pei Qing had the same suggestion, and he said bitterly, “What if I tell him directly that he rejects me?”

       Chen Youyou said, “It’s not if. It’s definite that, he will, reject you.”

       Zhan Weiyang asked seriously, “What should we do?”

       Chen Youyou said, “What can, be done?” He was a little irritated because he couldn’t speak well and had to talk some nonsense to Zhan Weiyang, “If someone d-doesn’t like you…you can’t keep pestering them. It’s not d-decent and doesn’t seem l-like a manly approach.”

       Zhan Weiyang lowered his head slightly. He was not in the mood to pick up the last piece of yuxiang eggplant. He said, “Oh.”

       Chen Youyou said, “If he doesn’t want it, forget it. Anyway, I won’t help you anymore.”

       “Okay,” Zhan Weiyang said, “I won’t go to him and tell him directly.”

       Chen Youyou didn’t understand his brain circuit and looked at him inexplicably.

       Zhan Weiyang explained, “This way, I can think of other ways to be more decent.”

       Chen Youyou felt that Zhan Weiyang was hopeless.

       They didn’t watch Xie Ling play basketball at noon because Zhan Weiyang had eaten a full meal, and all the blood had been supplied to his stomach for digestion. He was sleepy again, so he went back to the classroom and slept on his stomach all afternoon.

       The consequence of not taking action for a whole day was that Zhan Weiyang actually didn’t get any points deducted that day.

       Zhan Weiyang didn’t notice this at first. He suddenly noticed it when he was doing questions at night.

       One second, he was aimlessly writing formulas on the draft paper, but the next second, he suddenly stopped writing and raised his head to look at the ceiling.

       Pei Qing was sitting next to him, reading a book. He noticed Zhan Weiyang’s abnormal behaviour out of the corner of his eye and turned his head to look at him.

       Zhan Weiyang was still staring at the ceiling, thinking that there really were no points deducted today!

       Pei Qing placed the hand holding the pen against his chin and looked up at the ceiling for a moment but didn’t see anything unusual.

       Zhan Weiyang’s not-so-flexible mind began to make calculations: If no points would be deducted if he didn’t take action, then he shouldn’t take action for the time being. He could maintain the status quo.

       Just as he was thinking this, the voice sounded again, “The relationship status negatively enhanced, 2 points deducted.”

       Zhan Weiyang opened his mouth slightly, slowly lowered his head and looked towards Pei Qing.

       Pei Qing waved the pen in front of his eyes, “What’s wrong?”

       Zhan Weiyang didn’t say anything and just looked at Pei Qing blankly.

       Pei Qing couldn’t help but reach out and touch his forehead. His forehead was slightly cool but not hot.

       Zhan Weiyang raised his hand, put it on the back of Pei Qing’s hand, and called him, “Qing ge.”

       Pei Qing said, “Hmm?”

       Zhan Weiyang said, “I want to take a bath.”

       Pei Qing withdrew his hand and tapped on the open page of the book with the tip of his pen, “Do you want to take a bath upstairs?”

       Zhan Weiyang nodded. His head was too messy, and he couldn’t think calmly. He wanted to soak in the water.

       Pei Qing said to him, “But before your brother left, he said he wouldn’t let you sneak into his bathtub.”

       Zhan Weiyang said, “We can’t tell him.”

       Pei Qing didn’t agree with some of Zhan Weiguang’s ideas. He didn’t feel that letting his little brother use his bathtub was something unforgivable. Besides, this was Zhan Weiyang’s home. In fact, he had no position to stop Zhan Weiyang, so he nodded, “Go ahead.”

       Zhan Weiyang suddenly said happily, “That’s great.”

       Watching Zhan Weiyang run out to the outside bathroom to pack up his things, Pei Qing got up and was ready to go back to his own room when he hesitated or sent a WeChat message to Zhan Weiguang, asking him, “Why not install a bathtub on the second floor so that Weiyang can take a bath? “The bathroom on the second floor was quite large and could fit a bathtub.

       He also heard the brisk sound of Zhan Weiyang packing his things in the corridor. Then he walked into the room, and when he closed the door, he saw Zhan Weiguang replying to his WeChat message.

       Zhan Weiguang sent a voice message.

       Pei Qing sat down by the bed, opened the voice message, brought it close to his ear, and heard Zhan Weiguang say, “He used to fall asleep in the bathtub more than once when he was taking a bath. Dad was afraid he would drown, so he didn’t allow him to take baths anymore.”

       After listening, Pei Qing took the phone away from his ear, and immediately saw the next voice message from Zhan Weiguang.

       Zhan Weiguang said this time, “Qing ge, please help keep an eye on him and don’t let him secretly use my bathtub. I’m sorry to bother you.”

       Pei Qing replied to him by typing, “I understand.” Then he stood up, held his phone and walked outside.

       Zhan Weiyang was nowhere to be seen on the second floor. There was a crack in the door to his room, and the cool air from the air conditioner poured out from the crack, but Zhan Weiyang was not inside.

       Pei Qing closed the door and walked along the corridor towards the stairs.

       When he was on the stairs, Pei Qing had already heard the sound of water on the third floor. He walked up and saw that the only bathroom door on the third floor was closed. There was light coming from the crack of the door on the ground, accompanied by the sound of rushing water.

       He knocked on the door, but there was no response, so he reached out and opened the door.

       The bathroom door was unlocked, and Zhan Weiyang was still wearing pyjamas. He was squatting on the ground on the edge of the bathtub, staring at the bathtub intently, waiting for the water inside to be filled.

       “Yangyang,” Pei Qing called him from the door.

       Zhan Weiyang turned around suddenly, with a little surprise on his face, “Qing ge?” He seemed to be stunned for a moment before he came to his senses and asked, “You also want to take a bath?”

I think I can grasp Chen Youyou’s talking manner (・ω・   )(    ・ω・)

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