Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Shi Yu thought Jiang ChengLi would refuse. After all, his personality wasn’t the type to casually take photos with others. But Jiang ChengLi finally agreed and took a picture with Qiao Yu, standing in one place, expressionless, and it went incredibly well.
In the hotel that evening, Xia ZhiNing and He Huan were tired. After all, today they had an early start and took the high speed trains, so the girls were easily fatigued. The boys were worried that it would be unsafe for the two to return alone, so they hadn’t suggested somewhere else to play, and sent them back to the hotel first.
Jiang ChengLi was going to go back with them, but since Shi Yu walked slowly, he also slowed down the pace and waited for the omega behind him.
The night wind was a bit cold. Shi Yu zipped up his coat, and unconsciously changed his destination from the hotel to the beach. Jiang ChengLi walked for a while then found the sound of footsteps behind him was a little far away. He turned back and frowned slightly since Shi Yu’s figure wasn’t to be seen.
When Jiang ChengLi found him, Shi Yu was wrestling a small crab with a branch.
Jiang ChengLi looked at him for a long time, and went to sit beside him. “Why didn’t you go back?”
The crab hadn’t liked to be disturbed, so it ran off horizontally and soon disappeared into the sand and night. Shi Yu idly wrapped the branch around his hand, and asked, “How is the little ice dragon?”
Jiang ChengLi raised his eyebrows slightly. He thought about how Shi Yu hadn’t talked to him for so long, and then it was always about the little dragon cub, but he hadn’t expected him to still miss it.
“I thought you didn’t like him anymore.”
Shi Yu’s hand was propped up behind him. He tilted his head slightly, his slightly longer bangs slid down to reveal his beautiful eyes. “How can that be? I’m just…” Shi Yu didn’t say anything further, and made a random excuse. “Too much homework.”
Jiang ChengLi gazed at him for a long time, and got the hint. He side-stepped, and casually fiddled with the sand next to him.
“Jiang ChengLi, why did you take a picture with Qiao Yu?”
“We’re both alphas, what’s wrong with a photo?” Jiang ChengLi replied casually.
“Aren’t you unhappy?” Shi Yu wasn’t so blind that he couldn’t see that Jiang ChengLi hated Qiao Yu. That punishment was something he had said casually, and Jiang ChengLi would change as long as he said so.
Jiang ChengLi was quiet for a while. “Because you are the king.”
Shi Yu’s heart was soft, and he remembered the food Jiang ChengLi had just cooked for him. He also hadn’t failed to notice that Lian Jing secretly changed places with Jiang ChengLi.
His slender fingers moved through the sand. Shi Yu grabbed a handful, but found that only a small piece in his palm remained in his hand.
“Your food is quite delicious.”
Jiang ChengLi’s hand that was scratching the sand paused slightly. He turned his head to look at the person beside him. “You found out?”
Shi Yu smiled. “You brought it to me, how could I not find out?”
When he saw that he wasn’t answering again, Shi Yu reached out and touched the tip of his nose. “Then I’ll cook for you tomorrow, too.”
Jiang ChengLi raised his head and looked at him silently. His eyes curved up slightly, the end of his eyes raised. Shi Yu was a little uncomfortable from his stare and explained dryly. “You’ve been cooking all night for me. I can’t eat your food for nothing.”
It was just simple courtesy. Then Shi Yu carefully took a small blue stone out of his pocket. “By the way, can you bring this to the little ice dragon for me?”
Jiang ChengLi lowered his eyes, and realized it was a piece of sea glass.
Shi Yu came here just to pick this up?
He suddenly remembered that in Shi Yu’s gift to the little ice dragon, there was also this kind of sea glass. Even if this person hadn’t remembered anything, he still collected these things for his favorite dragon. Jiang ChengLi wasn’t able to hold back a low laugh as he plucked the glass away from his hand and put it in his pocket.
“So, are we going swimming together tomorrow?”
Shi Yu tilted his head slightly, which reduced the chance of eye contact.
Jiang ChengLi’s eyes darkened. He knew that swimming wasn’t something that could be casual for an omega. A large number of mischievous alphas used it as an excuse to take advantage.
While he was trying to find an excuse to explain his invitation, Shi Yu slowly stood up from the beach, and patted at the sand on his pants. “Then you remember to spray the barrier properly.”
After he said that, Shi Yu walked back two steps and turned so the light was on his back. “It’s getting late. Let’s go back together.”
The next day, everyone was in good spirits after the previous night’s rest. Shi Yu slept a little late and was yawning when they gathered. Tears flooded the corners of his eyes, but he couldn’t be bothered to wipe them. While he was looking at the beach, a hand suddenly reached out to the side of his face and gently brushed away the full teardrop at the edge of his eye.
It was followed by Jiang ChengLi’s gentle question, “Are you sleepy?”
Shi Yu was stunned. He lowered his head and suddenly zipped his jacket up to his chin, which hid half of his face. “A little.”
Jiang ChengLi knew he was avoiding meeting his gaze. He looked at the tips of his reddened ears in his hair, and pressed his lips before he went to talk to Li Chen.
Today they were going to go to the beach to play. Lian Jing and Xiang Wuzhu were ready to play sand volleyball. He Huan and Xia ZhiNing were looking for a place to put the umbrella. Shi Yu followed at the end. His aimless eyes suddenly glued to some place on the beach, and he squinted his eyes carefully for a while.
“Shi Yu, do you want something to drink? I’m going to get a drink later. What are you looking at?” Xiang Wuzhu reached out in front of him and beckoned. “Is there a handsome ge?
“No.” Shi Yu looked back at the place where they put the blanket. “I’ll go over there and take a look. I’ll be back later.”
Lian Jing was too late to follow up and just said, “Be safe then.”
Jiang ChengLi and Li Chen went to ask about the volleyball field, and when they came back without Shi Yu, their faces sank a little.
Lian Jing had just put down the food he brought over when Jiang ChengLi suddenly appeared behind him. He was so frightened that he sat down directly on the blanket. “Ge, why are you standing behind me in broad daylight and not talking? I’m scared to death.”
Jiang ChengLi reached out and helped him up. “Sorry. Where’s Shi Yu?”
Lian Jing tsked. “I knew you were going to ask about him. He just went over there, and said he’d be right back.”
Jiang ChengLi took a look, then put the volleyball Li Chen brought over on the ground. “I’ll go over there and take a look.”
The direction Lian Jing pointed to was exactly where Shi Yu was sitting last night.
Jiang ChengLi was accosted by a male omega while he was looking for him, who was either asking for contact information or if he had a partner.
Jiang ChengLi coldly said yes. He didn’t leave the slightest chance. But the person who came to ask for contact information obviously knew this was an excuse and chased after him, saying it was just an exchange of contact information. It didn’t matter if he had a partner.
“Someone is drowning! Anyone who can swim! Help!” Someone at the seaside suddenly shouted.
Jiang ChengLi’s expression changed subtly. His first reaction was to run in the direction of the crowd, but he was pulled. “Little ge, time is urgent. You quickly exchange your contact information, ah!”
Jiang ChengLi gloomily stared at his tugging hand. “Let go. I have someone. Please respect yourself.”
Jiang ChengLi pushed his way through the crowd, asked the direction of the man who fell into the water and jumped into the sea without hesitation.
The moment he entered the water, Shi Yu, who had only just squeezed through the crowd to the front row, cocked his head. “What happened?”