During the last self-study class in the afternoon, Zhan Weiyang poked Chen Youyou on the back from the back row.

       Chen Youyou raised his head and saw that the teacher was not in the classroom. He also confirmed that the homeroom teacher was not outside the window before turning to the back.

       Zhan Weiyang tried his best to get close to his ear and whispered, “I don’t know how to stop Xie Ling when school is over.”

       Chen Youyou immediately wanted to turn back.

       Zhan Weiyang quickly grabbed Chen Youyou’s collar and said, “But we can take a taxi and wait for him in front.”

       Chen Youyou frowned. He felt that Zhan Weiyang was right, but why didn’t he think of it? He kept thinking about how to stop Xie Ling.

       When Zhan Weiyang saw that Chen Youyou was silent, he thought that Chen Youyou disapproved of him, so he asked cautiously, “How is it?”

       Chen Youyou said, “Let’s talk after class.” Then he turned back.

       By the end of class, he said to Zhan Weiyang, “It, should be okay.”

       Zhan Weiyang was very happy, and the two agreed to stop Xie Ling near a deserted underground commercial street on his way home from school.

       The underground commercial street was parallel to the street next to it. There were not many pedestrians on the street, and the commercial street where it was built was even more deserted with all the shops tightly closed. The last time they followed Xie Ling home on bikes, they noticed Xie Ling would take a shortcut through the underground commercial street. The terrain and environment there were relatively complex, making it perfect for them to lay in ambush.

       In the evening, when Zhan Weiyang was doing his schoolwork at his room’s desk, he flipped his workbook to a blank page and drew a road map on it.

       Zhan Weiyang could not remember the actual topography of that commercial street clearly, but he searched for pictures on the Internet and could barely draw a rough map. He then marked himself and Chen Youyou with small circles on it, and then drew another circle and blackened the inside to mark Xie Ling.

       He held the pen between his fingers and kept tapping his head, thinking about what he would do next. He asked Yu ge and the others to stop Xie Ling, grab his collar and ask him to give him money, and then he rushed out and asked them to let go of him. He would pretend to beat the person away, and then he could chat with Xie Ling.

       Xie Ling would definitely thank him. He would then say it was all good and send Xie Ling home.

       “What are you drawing?” When Zhan Weiyang was lost in thought, Pei Qing’s voice suddenly came from above his head.

       Zhan Weiyang was almost frightened out of his wits. He subconsciously raised his hand to block the workbook and said, “It’s nothing.”

       His drawings were ugly, like ghost talisman drawings. Pei Qing didn’t understand what he was painting at all, but when he raised his hand to cover it, Pei Qing wanted to know.

       Pei Qing had just finished taking a bath, exuding a moist and warm scent and the fragrance of shower gel. She sat down by Zhan Weiyang’s bed, looked at Zhan Weiyang and said, “So as long as I’m not here, you won’t study well, huh?”

       Zhan Weiyang said, “I didn’t…”

       Pei Qing said, “Then what are you drawing that you dare not show me?”

       Zhan Weiyang lowered his head, slowly moved his arm away, and took a look at the route map he drew. After hesitating for a while, he still didn’t want Pei Qing to be unhappy, so he picked up the workbook and brought it to Pei Qing to show him.

       Pei Qing stared at the lines and circles above and asked, “Are you playing backgammon?”

       Zhan Weiyang shook his head.

       Pei Qing said, “What is that?”

       Zhan Weiyang pointed to the upper circle and said, “This is me.” Then pointed to another circle, “This is Chen Youyou.”

       Pei Qing raised her finger to the black circle, “What about this one?”

       Zhan Weiyang stared at the black circle for a long time before replying, “This is Xie Ling.”

       Pei Qing had heard the name Xie Ling more than once. He asked Zhan Weiyang, “Who is Xie Ling?”

       Zhan Weiyang replied, “A classmate.” He didn’t know why, but when he answered Pei Qing’s question, he suddenly felt guilty and unconsciously dug his fingers into his pants.

       In the end, Pei Qing did not continue to ask further questions and just said, “So what are you doing?”

       Zhan Weiyang suddenly had an epiphany and said, “Hide and seek?” After saying that, he secretly looked at Pei Qing’s expression.

       For a moment, Pei Qing’s expression was complicated, and finally, he said, “Okay, continue reading. You must finish your homework today.”

       Zhan Weiyang said quickly, “Okay.” He went back to the table, tore off the page and continued to work on the questions.

       The two of them stayed quietly in a room, and time gradually passed. When Zhan Weiyang finished writing the homework that had to be completed today, it was already past ten o’clock in the evening.

       He yawned and stretched his hands.

       Pei Qing closed the book in his hand, stood up from Zhan Weiyang’s bedside, and said, “Can you sleep by yourself tonight?”

       Zhan Weiyang stretched halfway and put his hands down in a hurry. He looked at Pei Qing and asked, “Why?”

       Pei Qing put one hand in the pocket of his pyjamas and held a book in the other and said, “Do you want to sleep with me all the time?”

       Zhan Weiyang said, “Yes.”

       Pei Qing asked, “When will it end?”

       Zhan Weiyang thought for a while and then fell into a brief tangle. He found that he didn’t know how to answer this question.

       Pei Qing said, “I’ll only intern here for six months, then I’ll be returning to school.”

       Zhan Weiyang looked at Pei Qing and asked tentatively, “Then can I sleep with you until you leave?”

       “Why do you have to sleep with me?”

       “I don’t want to sleep alone.”

       “Then did you sleep with your father and brother before?”

       “Sometimes I sleep with my father, not my brother.” Zhan Weiguang never slept with him.

       “Is your father coming back next month?”

       “Dad said so.”

       Pei Qing said, “Alright.” These were his last words, and he stopped questioning Zhan Weiyang.

       Zhan Weiyang breathed a sigh of relief, feeling like he had passed the exam. He followed Pei Qing to his room and closed the door very gently as if he were afraid of disturbing Pei Qing, who would then kick him out.

       After Pei Qing returned to the room, he turned on the desk lamp and sat beside the bed, put his laptop on his lap and opened it.

       Zhan Weiyang quietly climbed onto the bed from the other side, lifted the quilt and tucked himself in, lying on his side and looking at Pei Qing.

       Pei Qing looked at him after a while and said, “Will it affect your sleep if I turn on the computer?”

       Zhan Weiyang shook his head.

       Pei Qing reached out, covered Zhan Weiyang’s eyes, and said, “Then you go to sleep, I’ll watch a movie for a while.”

       Tomorrow was Saturday. Although Zhan Weiyang had to do make-up classes, Pei Qing didn’t need to go to work. He wanted to finish watching the remaining half of a movie.

       He turned off the desk lamp, put on his headphones, and sat quietly on the bed watching a movie.

       Zhan Weiyang closed his eyes and couldn’t fall asleep for a while, so he secretly opened his eyes again and gently approached Pei Qing to look at his computer screen.

       Pei Qing was watching a foreign movie. When Zhan Weiyang came closer to watch it, the male and female protagonists happened to be hugging each other and kissing. The scene was a bit intense.

       The light blue fluorescence of the computer screen shone on their faces, and Zhan Weiyang’s head almost rested on Pei Qing’s shoulder.

       Suddenly, Pei Qing reached out and covered Zhan Weiyang’s eyes, and said, “Don’t look.”

       Zhan Weiyang didn’t wear headphones and couldn’t hear the sound of the movie. He didn’t know what the male and female lead were doing now. He just asked, “Why?”

       Pei Qing’s voice was very soft and she said in his ear, “Children are not allowed to watch.”

       Zhan Weiyang’s heartbeat became faster for no reason, and he said, “I’m not a child.”

       Pei Qing said, “You are. I’m counting to three, two, one, and you should turn around and go to sleep.” After saying that, he started counting down with almost no pause, “Three—”

       Zhan Weiyang suddenly turned over and lay down with his back to Pei Qing. He pulled the quilt over his head and said, “I’m asleep.”

       In the end, he kept counting until he finished counting. Zhan Weiyang closed his eyes and fell asleep very quickly. He didn’t know when Pei Qing fell asleep.

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