Chapter 69: I Caught Him Stealing Food
Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Editor: KarateChopMonkey, waiting for the big reveal
Gu Ang was tough, “How could that be? You’re wrong.”
Bai SiNing reached out and touched it, “Really, I-I remember you had eight before, you’re down to four now.”
Ye Fei glanced sideways, his eyes falling on the small of Gu Ang’s back. Fair complexion, beautiful lines. Seems like a good fit, leaving a mark on it. Gu Ang turned pale as he lifted his shirt further and lowered his eyes to look through the slit. The lines were still well-defined, but they really weren’t as lean as they used to be. Shocked, he choked.
“Holy shit? It must be my illusion.” Gu Ang sucked in a breath of cold air, hurriedly put his clothes down, and reached out to cover Bai SiNing’s eyes. “Don’t look, what are you looking at?”
Bai SiNing held his mouth in aggravation, “You told me to.”
“I’m back from my workout.” Ye Fei reassured him, “What are you having for dinner tonight?”
Gu Ang reached out to stop it with a resistant face, “Stop it, you guys eat, I won’t. I’m on a diet.”
Ye Fei went over to him and rubbed his head, petting him like a cat, “What’s the point of losing weight? You’re not fat.”
The words hit Gu Ang where it hurt, and he stammered for a moment, his voice like a fly, “I’m fat.”
“Just weighed in and gained a few kilos.”
Bai SiNing laughed, “What’s a few kilos, isn’t that just some crawfish? I’ll order takeout?”
Gu Ang shook his head, “Whatever you guys are eating, I’m not eating it. And don’t mention crawfish to me.”
“Hotpot then, it’s been a long time since I’ve eaten and warmed up.” Bai SiNing said with his mouth, his hands were already in action, immediately clicking on the takeaway and preparing to place the order.
Gu Ang collapsed on the couch next to him with a heart of gold. He pursed his lips and asked Ye Fei, “When’s that Zerg training of ours coming up?”
Ye Fei sat over and got leg to leg with him, “Anytime.”
“Okay, I’ll go and beat them up tomorrow, just as a workout.” Gu Ang swore, “In less than a week, I’ll be absolutely back to my old self.”
Bai SiNing finished his order and looked up at him with a grin, “What Zerg?”
“A mission.” Gu Ang mentioned it vaguely, his mind still thinking of the desperation of losing his abs. “Here’s the deal, I’ll bet you guys that if I don’t lose back to 7 kilo in a week, I’ll wear women’s clothes.”
“You don’t have to work so hard…” Ye Fei raised an eyebrow and gave him a shocked look. Though inside he was kinda looking forward to it, an interstellar slasher in a nice little dress. He would be shy and cute and squirmy. Just brainstorming about it made his Adam’s apple tight. Even if he didn’t have any particular fetishes, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity…
Gu Ang rubbed his chin and did a quick calculation, “One kilo a day, five a week, not much of a problem.”
Ye Fei laughed, “Or, you could stop losing weight and just wear it.”
“Fuck off.” Gu Ang hammered him.
“Brother Ang, do you remember the twin ponytails from Damien Lake? I still have them here, why don’t I have an integrated set for you?” Bai SiNing couldn’t hold back his laughter and giggled out loud.
Lin XiuYong looked up from the screen in his hands and laughed along, “That picture, it was really amusing.”
“Do you guys want to die?” Gu Ang rubbed his fist, “Anyway, if the poison oath isn’t hard, there’s no motivation.”
Ye Fei smothered a grin, “Looking forward to your performance. Can I take pictures then?”
Gu Ang raised his voice, “Why don’t you have faith in me either? It’s not like you don’t know my weight.”
Ye Fei used to hold him like a scale, and he could tell the difference even if he was one or two kilo lighter.
Bai SiNing wrinkled his nose, sniffing out a hint of something unusual, “Wait, God Ye you even know Ah’Ang’s weight? Isn’t that a treat only for boyfriends?”
Ye Fei didn’t hitch a ride, didn’t admit it, didn’t deny it.
Gu Ang tsked, and dismissed the subject perfunctorily, “Boring. Mn, it’s a deal.”
He clicked on the memo and began to make a fitness plan for himself, mumbling the words under his breath, seriously. Several other people each occupied a spot on the couch, lying in various positions waiting for their meal to come.
Bai SiNing was so rowdy that Lin XiuYong managed to grab a free opportunity to ask, “That Zerg you guys were talking about, was that the mission for this semester?”
Gu Ang hmmed and looked at him sideways, “How do you know?”
Lin XiuYong pondered, “I heard a bit about it. It’s quite a scary mission, so you two should be careful not to die.”
“Blah blah blah, what die and not die?” Bai SiNing raised his hand to punch him, “No, is it really that scary? How about you two don’t go.”
Gu Ang was also a bit annoyed when he thought about what Ye Fei said about the plot going in a different direction, “Got suckered in by those two old foxes, Principal and teacher. We promised, can’t go back on our word.”
“Mn, tell me what you need.” Lin XiuYong’s expression was serious this time.
Ye Fei felt that this person was really impenetrable, he used to think that Lin XiuYong was one of Lu ChangBai’s people. But now it seemed as if it was simply helping them with his work and nothing more. But strangely enough, sometimes it put him and Gu Ang in danger, but sometimes it reached out and pulled them in.
Lin XiuYong’s position was difficult to speculate.
“You’re not going?” Ye Fei asked him.
Lin XiuYong touched the bridge of his nose before realizing that his glasses had been put away, “I see the situation, I’m not a force player either, and I’m at a disadvantage on the field.”
Gu Ang listened to the conversation and also sensed that something was wrong. Ye Fei suspected Lin XiuYong? He pursed his lips and looked at the cool teenager again. The features were penciled with a coolness that looked a bit shadowy when he wasn’t talking.
But he was pretty nice to Bai SiNing, so it shouldn’t be to the right party. Forget it. Mysterious and unreadable.
The doorbell rang at the door and Bai SiNing popped over to open the door to retrieve the takeaway and throw a large bag on the table. He couldn’t wait to open it and greeted, “Wow, it smells so good, can’t wait to dig in. You guys come over here and eat.”
Gu Ang feet up on the couch, elbows propped on his knees, stubborn and unmoved, “No.”
“The diet starts tomorrow, so eat freely today.” Bai SiNing tried to persuade.
“Don’t tempt me, I won’t eat.”
Ye Fei reached out to pull him, “How can you not eat? You’ll eat some vegetables, not rice, you won’t gain weight.”
Bai SiNing provoked, “You’re not like that group of little girls, are you afraid of fat? God Ye doesn’t mind you.”
“Keep pushing and I’ll beat you up.” Gu Ang mouthed threateningly, “Mn, don’t fool me, I really won’t eat.”
The three of them sat down at the table and the takeaway lid lifted and the aroma hit them. Gu Ang rolled his throat and looked sideways as he continued to look out the window. If you didn’t see it, you wouldn’t want it. It was so gray outside, the branches were so bald, the view was so ugly.
But the hot pot smelled so good. He didn’t really care about his weight, he just thought soldiers should have self-control. How could he train and go to war if he couldn’t even control his size?
The daily training career of a soldier was hard and restrained.
Gu Ang felt that just because he crossed over into a student, he couldn’t indulge himself. It was just that Bai SiNing was a particularly annoying person to eat with, and even if he ate, he liked to comment. His voice kept coming in his ears, and Gu Ang rubbed his ears to cover it, wanting to block him out.
“This is a nice, tender and fatty slice of meat. Tsk, blood sausage, fresh and spicy, perfect. And what Brother Ang loves to eat…”
“Stop it, Bai SiNing, I’ll throw you out if you talk again.” A wave of annoyance washed over Gu Ang. He poured himself a cup of tea and urged Ye Fei, “Hurry up and finish eating so we can return. You have a speech to write.”
Ye Fei looked up at him from the sizzling meal, “Aren’t you going to perform one as well?”
“How sorry I am for the Principal’s expectations then.” Gu Ang urged again, “Eat.”
He sat alone on the couch, bored. Played the game for a while and flipped through a few pages of the book blindly, finding nothing interesting. Ye Fei saw him fidgeting, like he had a thorn in his ass, and couldn’t help but pick up the pace. He took a few haphazard bites and put down his bowl, “You guys eat, we’ll go first.”
Bai SiNing called out to him, “There’s still so much left? Why don’t you pack some, in case Ah’Ang gets hungry tonight.”
“Okay, is there a thermos?” Ye Fei stood in front of the cupboard and pulled it open, carefully rummaging through it.
Bai SiNing directed from some distance away, “Left, first layer. It’s insulated and could manage most of the day.”
Gu Ang muttered, “I don’t want to pack anything.”
Ye Fei’s side sharply chucked some of Gu Ang’s favorite dishes into the box, screwed it up and fastened it, “I’m bringing it back, whether you like it or not.”
“We’re off then, see you tomorrow.” Gu Ang wrinkled his nose, got up sharply from the couch, reached over and pulled his suitcase over to the door.
Ye Fei naturally took over, pulling the box in one hand and carrying it in the other, full of boxes. As the two slogged back to the dormitory, it was still early and the sun was shining brightly outside. The last day of the holiday passed with such boredom.
Gu Ang circled the room, sat down at his small desk and pulled out his book and began to construct a speech. After a moment of thought, he looked up thoughtlessly and called out, “Hokey Pokey, how do you write a good student speech?”
He used to skip class all the time, not to mention attending these commencement ceremonies.
Ye Fei, at that moment, was high and mighty, with an elite student face and a knack for crowning. Ye Fei walked over and propped his arms behind his back, resting on his sides, “No need to write anything serious, just a few random words.”
Gu Ang wanted to save face, and whatever was done must be done to the utmost. He wouldn’t relent, “If you’re going to write one, write one too. Lest I’m the only one with a manuscript tomorrow and look like a bit of a douche.”
It was obviously important to him, but on the surface he pretended to be light-hearted.
Ye Fei was amused, “I’ll speak very short, without a script.”
“Come on, come on, together.” Gu Ang tore off a piece of paper and placed it next to him, twisting his head and urging the man on. He didn’t expect Ye Fei to come that close, turning too hard and bumping the tip of his nose into his chest. He felt like he was nestled into his arms, and he could even smell the fresh scent of laundry detergent on his shirt.
Ye Fei lowered his eyes and lazily teased, “Throwing yourself at me?”
“Bullshit, I’ll let you write the manuscript.” Gu Ang tilted his head, feeling how he sat short.
“I’ll write, it will be written.” Ye Fei lowered his head and gave a quick kiss on the top of his hair. Stole a scent and was in a good mood.
Gu Ang scolded, “Taking advantage of me again.”
Ye Fei pulled a stool and sat next to Gu Ang, arms touching arms, thinking it was quite a novelty. Being a classmate really didn’t feel too bad. He twirled his pen in one hand and wrote a few slow, random sentences.
Within ten minutes, he had collected the pen cap. “There, it’s written. Satisfied?”
“So fast, what’s written?” Gu Ang tried to move over to read it, and was quickly covered by Ye Fei. He covered the manuscript paper tightly with one palm, “You’ll find out tomorrow.”
“Divine mystery.” Gu Ang tsked and continued to chew on the cap of his pen. It was hard to get a military general to write, not to mention that he didn’t like to play with words himself. You couldn’t make a fool of yourself and still look atmospheric. This was really hard for him. Waiting for the sun to set in the west, and waiting for the moon to hang over the trees.
Ye Fei finished his bath and sat next to him with his book half finished before Gu Ang was able to put the pen down, “You’ve written a whole book?”
“Finally got it done, brilliant.” Gu Ang read it again silently from start to finish with a smug look on his face, “Not bad for me.”
Ye Fei laughed at him, “You wrote for five hours, from the afternoon to the middle of the night.”
Gu Ang was upset, “Why? You think I’m illiterate?”
“No, compliments on your seriousness.” Ye Fei closed the book, “Sleep? We have to get up early tomorrow.”
Gu Ang gave him a wary look, “Why do you mention sleeping again? Didn’t you sleep all day long?”
“Because it’s already eleven o’clock.” Ye Fei reminded him, “The first element of weight loss, early to bed and early to rise.”
Mn, poke at the sore point.
“You sleep first, I’m going to take a shower.” Gu Ang opened his suitcase, grabbed a bathrobe and rushed into the bathroom. Five minutes later, after a soothing combat bath, he felt refreshed. He wasn’t really sleepy at all, but a little hungry.
Gu Ang wiped the fog that had filled the mirror and took another good look at his reflection. His body was still perfect, nothing wrong with it.
Gu Ang snorted, it was only five kilos, no big deal… It was a big deal. But the bet had been made, and it must be executed. He thought he probably had a brain fart before he opened his mouth to say such a ridiculous punishment.
Gu Ang took a blow dryer to dry his hair and walked out of the bathroom, the lights were out outside, “Are you asleep, big brother?”
Ye Fei teased him, deliberately not answering and feigning sleep by holding his breath. Ready to wait for him to get into bed and scare him a little more.
Gu Ang muttered, “Sleeping so fast?”
He stepped on his slippers and walked to the bed, his eyes glancing to the thermos on the small coffee table. Just staring for a second, the aroma of the hot pot wrapped around the tip of his nose almost automatically in his head. He was really hungry and wanted to eat.
Gu Ang rubbed his stomach and glanced at Ye Fei on the bed again. Sleeping, looking dead asleep and not waking up for a while. It wouldn’t hurt to steal a piece anyway.
Gu Ang took off his shoes and moved over towards the living room on his bare feet, carefully grabbing the coffee table and squatting down. He opened the thermos with a very gentle movement, and a rush of heat instantly escaped as the lid was lifted. It was still hot and really insulated.
Ye Fei was very thoughtful and put a pair of chopsticks along with it. Even the tools were provided, which was telling him that it was time to eat now. Gu Ang rubbed his hands together and picked up his chopsticks to pick up a small piece of meat and stuff it into his mouth.
In an instant, the spicy freshness overflowed throughout his mouth and even his tongue was curled up in that deliciousness. He chewed it slowly and couldn’t resist reaching out for a second piece. The late-night stolen delicacy was really even more chic.
Gu Ang crouched in the darkness, raising one bite after the other to his mouth, getting more and more energetic. It was a bit of a mess, but it was enough.
Ye Fei on the bed opened his eyes slightly when he saw that the person was halfway to bed. By the light of the moon, he saw Gu Ang’s tall back shrink into a ball, crouching like a hamster, quickly stuffing food into his mouth.
There was a lot of puffing and panting. The titular five-star admiral had come to this. So cute, and funny.
Ye Fei lifted the covers and walked gingerly behind Gu Ang, inclining his head to look at the man. His voice took on a chuckle, “Stealing food, I caught you.”
Gu Ang’s mouth was full of food before he could swallow it, and both cheeks were stretched into a bulbous mass. He crouched with his back to him and chewed a few more times before letting out a vague question, “Hmm?”