Pei Qing had finished his lunch at noon and was already on the second floor when he received a call from Zhan Weiyang.

       Zhan Weiyang’s tone was very cautious, and he asked him if he could come to the hospital.

       Pei Qing asked subconsciously, “Are you sick?”

       Zhan Weiyang said quickly, “It’s not me, it’s Chen Youyou. I’m just worried.”

       Pei Qing asked him the hospital’s address and said, “Wait for me. I’ll be right over.”

       After hanging up the phone, Pei Qing came down from the second floor and met Auntie Luo who had just washed the dishes. Auntie Luo saw him in a hurry and asked, “Where are you going?”

       Pei Qing knew that if he said he was going to the hospital, the elders would be worried, so he just said, “Go out.”

       Grandma was sitting on the sofa with a blanket on her knees. She habitually took a nap while leaning on the back of the chair while watching TV. She turned her head and said, “Be careful on the road.”

       Pei Qing said, “I know, grandma.” He walked towards the door. When changing shoes in the entrance, he opened the drawer above the shoe cabinet, took out the car keys that Zhan Pengcheng had put there when he left and stuffed them into his coat.

       The family’s SUV was parked in the garage. No one had driven it since Zhan Pengcheng left. Today, Pei Qing drove the car out for the first time.

       In the emergency department of the hospital, everyone looked anxious and walked in a hurry.

       Xie Ling registered for Chen Youyou and waited outside the treatment room for a while before the doctor had time to look at Chen Youyou’s wound and said he needed stitches.

       Chen Youyou’s already pale face turned even paler, and he said, “Will, my appearance be disfigured?”

       The wound was on the right side of his forehead, extending from the hairline to the corner of his eye. It was only about two centimetres long, but it looked quite deep. There was a lot of blood. Even if he wiped it with a tissue, half of his cheek was stained red.

       The doctor didn’t answer him and just said, “Boy, what are you afraid of?” Then he took Chen Youyou in to have his wound cleaned and stitched up.

       Zhan Weiyang and Xie Ling were left waiting in the corridor outside.

       Zhan Weiyang was really worried, with a pair of round glasses and a listless look, and he didn’t care to talk to Xie Ling.

       Xie Ling just looked at the closed door of the treatment room expressionlessly.

       Pei Qing arrived at this time. He found the emergency department of the hospital and saw Zhan Weiyang sitting outside the treatment room from a distance, so he walked toward him.

       Zhan Weiyang blinked and suddenly seemed to feel something. He turned his head to take a look and immediately stood up.

       Xie Ling noticed his movements and looked towards him.

       Zhan Weiyang walked quickly toward Pei Qing. He actually wanted to reach out and hug Pei Qing, but he stopped again when he reached Pei Qing. He was too embarrassed to reach out and just looked up at him and shouted, “Qing ge.”

       Pei Qing also stopped and asked him, “How is Chen Youyou?”

       Zhan Weiyang raised his finger to his forehead, “Here,” and then compared the length of about two centimetres with his thumb and index finger, “It’s such a long gash.” His tone was full of anxiety.

       Pei Qing nodded, raised his hand and touched Zhan Weiyang’s back, leading him toward the treatment room, “Are there any other injuries?”

       Zhan Weiyang shook his head, “No more.”

       Pei Qing asked, “No concussion or anything, right?”

       Zhan Weiyang said, “No.”

       Pei Qing said calmly, “Then it’s nothing. Don’t worry.”

       The two of them sat down on chairs outside the treatment room. Zhan Weiyang tilted his head to look at Pei Qing and asked, “Really?”

       Pei Qing looked at him and nodded slightly after a while, “Really.”

       Zhan Weiyang seemed relieved and said, “That’s good.”

       Pei Qing smiled and asked him, “Are you scared?”

       Zhan Weiyang said, “It’s all my fault. Chen Youyou got hurt all because of me.” His head drooped unconsciously, “And I haven’t told his parents yet.”

       Pei Qing raised his hand, patted Zhan Weiyang’s shoulder, and then looked at Xie Ling sitting next to Zhan Weiyang. Pei Qing had always had a good memory. He remembered that he had met this young man once, so he said to Zhan Weiyang, “Is this your classmate?”

       Xie Ling had been looking at them since Pei Qing arrived and only turned away when they sat down next to him.

       Zhan Weiyang suddenly felt nervous. He stood up, faced Pei Qing and said, “He is Xie Ling, from our school.” Then he said to Xie Ling, “This is my older cousin.”

       Pei Qing let out a soft ‘Ah’, and said, “Is he Xie Ling?”

       Xie Ling nodded to Pei Qing and turned away, still looking at the door of the treatment room.

       Pei Qing asked Zhan Weiyang who was standing in front of him, “So what is going on?”

       Zhan Weiyang was stunned. He glanced at Xie Ling secretly and whispered, “It’s nothing.”

       Xie Ling suddenly said, “I accidentally hit him while riding my bike.”

       Zhan Weiyang looked at Xie Ling again. He pinched his fingers uncomfortably and said, “No, it’s all my fault.”

       Pei Qing thought that maybe there was an accident when a few high school students were playing around. He could only say, “Go and apologize to Chen Youyou and his parents. Just learn from it and be careful in the future so that no more accidents happen.”

       At this time, the door to the treatment room opened, and Chen Youyou walked out of it with gauze on his forehead and a dazed look on his face.

       When he saw Pei Qing, he was stunned for a moment, and then shouted, “Older cousin.”

       Pei Qing stood up, stretched out a hand toward him, and said, “Come here and let me take a look.”

       Chen Youyou walked over obediently and stood in front of Pei Qing.

       There was gauze on his forehead, so Pei Qing looked around the gauze and inside the hair to make sure there were no other wounds, and then asked, “Is there anything else that feels uncomfortable?”

       Chen Youyou had been struggling all the way from the injury to the present. When he heard Pei Qing’s gentle question, he suddenly felt aggrieved. He shook his head and said, “N-nothing more, older cousin.” As if Pei Qing was his older cousin.

       Pei Qing turned to the doctor who came out from inside and asked if Chen Youyou had any other issues.

       The doctor, noticing that Pei Qing was slightly older, called him into the office. There, he explained some precautions to Pei Qing and gave him a prescription to pay for. He also mentioned that he needed to receive a tetanus shot.

       As soon as Pei Qing got the bill in his hand, Xie Ling grabbed it and said, “I’ll go, I’m the one who hit him.” After saying that, he quickly walked towards the payment window.

       “What’s going on?” Pei Qing turned around and asked Zhan Weiyang and Chen Youyou.

       Chen Youyou and Zhan Weiyang looked at each other, then chased after Xie Ling. He snatched the payment form back from Xie Ling and said, “Not, you, I’ll pay it, myself.”

       Zhan Weiyang quickly caught up with him and said, “I’ll do it, I’ll do it.”

       Xie Ling glanced at Chen Youyou and reached out to get the prescription back.

       Chen Youyou quickly stepped aside and then ran forward with the payment slip in both hands. Zhan Weiyang quickly chased after him, saying, “Give it to me, give it to me.”

       Xie Ling stood there watching them, and then Pei Qing came over. He said to Pei Qing, “Then I’ll leave first.” Then he walked towards the hospital gate.

       Pei Qing didn’t say anything, and his eyes fell on the two people in front of the payment window.

       Zhan Weiyang kept trying to grab the bill, but Chen Youyou stepped on his feet and raised the bill high with one hand while shaking it left and right, trying not to let Zhan Weiyang take it.

       Until the nurse who charged the fee became angry and shouted, “Do you want to pay? If you don’t pay, get out of the window!”

       The two of them were startled. Zhan Weiyang had the same pale face as Chen Youyou. Chen Youyou immediately stuffed the bill into the window.

The author has something to say:
In the main text, there won’t be a subplot for secondary couples, but occasionally I might feel like writing some side stories. However, there’s no guarantee that I’ll always feel like it, so please don’t expect secondary couples. But if you really mind having secondary couples, you might want to reconsider following the story.

At first, when I was torn between the two types of gong; older cousin and school bully. What I actually wanted to write was not this article, nor was it a story about this kind of shou in Zhan Weiyang. Later, after I decided on the shou’s persona, I felt Yangyang is still more suitable to be with the older cousin. If he is with Xie Ling, I think Xie Ling will suffer a lot in the future. After all, this is a short, sweet article!

I have no excuse really, I’ve been slacking in translating (not only just this series actually) because I haven’t been in my best mood overall and since I don’t want to half-assed the translation I’d rather just put this on hold and translate later when my overall mood is better
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