Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
The four omegas all had an ‘ahhhhhhh, that’s how it should be’ look on their faces.
Shi Yu, “… Eat. Just eat. Why ask me?”
Lian Jing was serious. “Of course I have to ask you. You are the highest ranking one in our pile of kids.”
He Huan nodded in agreement. “If we were to compare this place to a mansion, you would be the mistress.”
Shi Yu, “…”
Seeing that the two were getting more and more tongue-tied, Xia ZhiNing and Xiang WuZhu dragged them up to stop their mouths.
“Then let’s go buy the ingredients. After all, we said we would invite the President to dinner!”
Li Chen also volunteered and raised his hand. “Add me! Plus me!” I don’t want to stay here and be a kilowatt light bulb!
The Jiang family’s driver came quickly, and the five of them set off cheerfully for a mall in the heart of the city. Shi Yu and Jiang ChengLi stayed at home, one was arranging the tableware while the other was preparing for the food.
Without the interference of others, the setup went quite smoothly. Shi Yu easily got a hold of Jiang ChengLi’s phone on the coffee table. He froze when he clicked on the photo album.
There were just two categories in Jiang ChengLi’s album. One was called [Daily] and the other [Treasures].
There were only about twenty pictures in the Daily, mostly landscape photos; sunrise or dusk.
In contrast, there were more than 300 photos in Treasure, and all of them were…all of them were of Shi Yu.
The first photo was of Jiang ChengLi holding his hand while he was unconscious.
The second photo was of him organizing books in the library.
The third one was a side view of his back while working at the bar.
There was a photo of him concentrating on dribbling during basketball court practice.
The most conspicuous one was taken in the evening. Shi Yu was standing in the sunset. The beautiful golden light was like a light veil over his silhouette. He rested one hand on the side of his face to wipe his sweat and he wore a dark blue wrist brace on his wrist.
Later, school art activities, New Year’s Day celebrations…
There was nothing but him in this photo album.
Shi Yu’s fingertips trembled slightly and he accidentally clicked the delete button on a certain photo.
“They are so good-looking, I don’t even want to delete them.”
The boy’s voice was low and mellow, but tainted with a very light smile, like a cold knife covered with a layer of honey paste.
With that, the soft-hearted omega willingly moved close to the knife.
Shi Yu instinctively pressed the home button to cut back to the homepage. As if nothing happened, he put the phone back. “…Not my phone. Ah. Took the wrong one.”
Jiang ChengLi was holding a bowl of sauces and looked at ease. “If you want to delete it, I’ll let you.”
Shi Yu forced himself to stay calm. “I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’ll go get the bowls.”
Jiang ChengLi smiled and turned back to put the sauce on the table. “Do you like peanut butter?”
“…” Shi Yu pursed his lips. “No.”
Jiang ChengLi said regretfully, “Oh. I do like it.”
So, after they walked out of the kitchen, Shi Yu stared at the jar of peanut butter in front of him for a moment and hesitated, took a small spoon and tasted it.
“…” I still don’t like it.
It took the supermarket team of five only forty-five minutes to come back with a big bag.
Lian Jing struggled to get a dozen beers on the table. “Come on, let’s get drunk tonight!”
Xia ZhiNing frowned. “Didn’t I sneak this stuff back on the shelf? When did you settle the bill?”
Lian Jing smugly. “I took two dozen.”
Xia ZhiNing had a headache. “Big Brother, we’re eating at the President’s house, not some roadside stall, you–“
“It’s okay.” It was Jiang ChengLi who spoke as he helped pour the ingredients onto the plate. “We’re all here to have fun, so just have fun.”
Next to him, Li Chen also chimed in, “It’s fine. It’s okay to drink a little. There’s only a dozen here. Six cans, it’s not so much to get drunk, right?”
Even Xiang Wuzhu patted her shoulder. “I didn’t drink before when I was a freshman in high school. It’s nothing.”
Xia ZhiNing sighed, “Fortunately, tomorrow is still a holiday. If we can’t get up, we each have to receive punishment.”
Lian Jing laughed. “We have President Jiang to cover it.”
The pot boiled. Everyone gathered around and were talking and laughing.
He Huan sat at the corner of the table with a glass of beer in her hand, took half a sip and sighed. “It’s great. I hope things will always be this good.”
Xia ZhiNing handed her a tissue. “What are you talking about? It’s only your second year of high school, yet you’re talking like you’re having a breakup dinner.”
He Huan bowed her head. “Sooner or later, there will be a day…I didn’t even think that we would be so close to President Jiang. I want it to continue.”
Li Chen and Jiang ChengLi listened quietly.
From early on, the alpha and omega class students were the strangest in the school. Because of their second gender, the school always had many measures to separate them.
“It will.” Shi Yu, who had been silent, suddenly spoke up. “As long as we’re friends, it will always be good.”
It was nine o’clock at night when the hot pot was completely consumed, and the several omegas were too full to eat more.
Lian Jing soloed three beers and walked out the door with a little drift in his step. He put an arm around Shi Yu’s shoulder and said with a big tongue, “Shi Yu…My good Shi Yu.”
Shi Yu’s eyes lowered and he said nothing.
“Before, when I heard about you…you hadn’t come to our class yet, but I thought you were a good person.” Lian Jing patted his shoulder. “Then I met you, and I knew you were definitely a good person. You are so handsome even with your teardrop mole…how can you have that kind of thing?!”
Xiang Wuzhu looked to the side in trepidation, afraid that Shi Yu would get annoyed and throw away the omegas who didn’t know what the sky was like.
“If you are not a good person…why did you help us bribe President Jiang? Why did you help me out? Why did you play basketball? Why did you do something stupid with us?” Lian Jing suddenly hugged Shi Yu. “How come you’re so nice?”
The slime was about to become a dog bandaid. Xia ZhiNing and He Huan looked at each other and decided to tear Lian Jing off. But just as they raised their hands, they saw as Shi Yu gently patted Lian Jing’s back.
“… Thanks,” he said in a very small voice. It seemed he was not very good at saying thank you. Perhaps he hadn’t encountered very many things worthy of his thanks, and the words were strange to him.
Or maybe Lian Jing was so sincere that he was caught off guard. But the two clearly saw that Shi Yu’s expression was now quite soft. Like a solitary kitten that finally let down its guard and showed its belly.
Lian Jing seemed to hear and not hear. After a moment of silence, he started to ramble again, “We…”
Shi Yu took him by the back of his neck with one hand and brought him to Xiang Wuzhu’s side. “It’s getting late. You guys go home first.”
Xiang Wuzhu smiled and carried Lian Jing. Just as he was about to leave, he remembered something and turned around. “Shi Yu, aren’t you going back?”
It was already almost ten o’clock. It wasn’t early.
Shi Yu froze and quickly found an excuse. “It’s still a bit messy inside, I’ll help to clean up a bit.”
Xia ZhiNing wanted to say something, but He Huan reached out and stopped her. “Mn, that’s fine. Then you should be safe when you go home, we’ll go first.”
Xia ZhiNing stalled for a moment. “But…”
“Don’t worry about it.” He Huan dragged her towards the door. “Hurry up, the driver is coming, don’t give people trouble.”
Shi Yu was relieved to see the foursome off. When he turned back, Li Chen was also standing in the entrance to change his shoes. Noticing that his eyes were on him, Li Chen raised his hand. “Don’t worry, I’ll leave right now. I won’t disturb you and the President’s world together.”
Shi Yu was silent for a moment, he felt no need to explain to this man. Although he didn’t show it, he knew enough, like Lian Jing and He Huan.
“By the way, how far have you two gone?”
Shi Yu froze. “How far?”
Li Chen looked at his bewildered expression, pursed his lips slightly and showed his true feelings. “Shit, Jiang ChengLi is awesome. Living with an omega, having such a high degree of compatibility and hasn’t done anything?”
Shi Yu looked at him with a glare that said he was staring at an idiot.
Li Chen shook his head. “Don’t you omegas know how controlling and possessive alphas are when it comes to the person of their affection? Many years ago, there was a lot of social news about some sick alpha because he could not control his desire and had his omega give birth to eight children!”
Shi Yu, “…”
Li Chen thought about it and felt that his statement was a bit exaggerated and not suitable to be applied to the two people in front of him. At least he couldn’t imagine Shi Yu giving birth to seven or eight. But in the end he said, “Seeing how you two are so harmonious, I can only wish that you two have a happy child.”
Shi Yu opened the door. “Get out.”
After sending the people away, Shi Yu returned to the dining table. Jiang ChengLi had already packed up the things. The little white cat and him were both on the couch as they harmoniously goofed off.
Zhong Tan knew he had friends coming over to play. He purposely said he was going out for a few days so his classmates wouldn’t find out he was staying at Jiang ChengLi’s house on a loan.
The noise that filled the large mansion had dissipated. Shi Yu only felt a little embarrassed.
Perhaps it was because of the nonsense Li Chen had just said, or perhaps because he had ‘accidentally’ peeked into Jiang ChengLi’s cell phone this morning. He vaguely remembered that he had something he wanted to say to Jiang ChengLi, but he missed the opportunity again and again.
There was a can of beer left on the table, so he walked over and opened it like a ghost.
Jiang ChengLi’s eyes traced his back. “Don’t you not like alcohol?”
The beer can opened.
Shi Yu poured it into a glass and said obliquely, “I suddenly want to drink.”
Jiang ChengLi watched quietly as the omega took two gulps, then froze for a moment at the table.
Shi Yu shook his head and slowly pulled out his chair and sat down.
The omega’s behavior was a bit abnormal these days.
Jiang ChengLi waited without speaking for a while, then found Shi Yu was sitting on the chair to refill his second beer.
It seemed that he intended to finish it. But this time Shi Yu didn’t taste it slowly, just tilted his head, downed it in one gulp and put the glass aside.
Jiang ChengLi was holding his chin. The white cat in his arms was squinting lazily. Both of them were watching the omega.
The deep sea pheromones slowly seeped out, like a mist of love, and silently wrapped around Jiang ChengLi’s fingertips. The alpha raised his eyebrows a little, put the cat aside and walked towards the table.
It was only when he saw Shi Yu, whose gaze was sluggish, that Jiang ChengLi confirmed his suspicions.
The way of heaven was good, to get drunk right after him.
Shi Yu tilted his head. The pair of watery eyes looked at him for a moment, and then he fell headlong into Jiang ChengLi’s arms.