Wen Qing started to keep his distance from Wen Bai.
No matter how tired he was after discussing business outside, he would always go back to the company building to retrieve his car and drive himself home. He also stopped patting Wen Bai’s head in an encouraging manner.
Wen Qing rubbed the tip of his nose. No matter whether Wen Bai harboured those sorts of feelings towards him or not, it was always good to prevent too much intimacy.
Wen Bai didn’t show any reaction when he rejected the other’s usual help. Wen Bai just slightly nodded his head. Perhaps he was overthinking it?
Reality quickly told Wen Qing that he wasn’t over thinking.
When Wen Qing was getting hot water to make coffee in the beverage room today, Wen Bai followed him in. Wen Qing nodded his head at Wen Bai with a smile as a greeting. After he poured the hot water, he got ready to leave without putting in any sugar cubes. Wen Bai then reached out and locked the door from the inside. He stood by the door with his head slightly tilted downwards and gazed at Wen Qing’s eyes.
Wen Qing frowned and put the coffee down, “What?”
“You forgot to put sugar in.”
Wen Qing nodded, “Yeah. The bitter it is, the more it keeps me awake.”
“To keep you awake?” Wen Bai looked at Wen Qing with a raised brow, “I’ll help you.”
Wen Qing didn’t have time to react before his top lip was engulfed by Wen Bai. While Wen Qing was still startled, Wen Bai’s hot tongue pushed straight inside as he sucked the saliva in his mouth.
Wen Qing struggled but he was also scared that any large movements would attract the attention of anyone outside. By the end, Wen Bai’s hand had already started to caress his buttocks. Wen Qing composed himself and hardened his heart before biting the other person’s lips.
Wen Bai let go of Wen Qing in pain.The corner of his lips were stained with blood. Wen Qing looked at Wen Bai with an expression that wasn’t kind nor gentle.
Wen Bai thought he would say something but Wen Qing kept silent, he merely straightened out his clothes and walked out the door.
Wen Qing had a bit of a headache. Why did all young people nowadays like old men?
After that day, the atmosphere between Wen Qing and Wen Bai was a bit strange.
Fang Qi sensed this and so after he discussed a case with Wen Qing, he squinted his eyes and gave Wen Qing judging looks, “Is there something going on between you and Wen Bai?”
Wen Qing grinned, “How could there be anything between us?”
Fang Qi also smiled, “Anyhow, I’m your old classmate from back in the days. I’m very clear about your sexuality.”
Wen Qing didn’t reply and waited for Fang Qi to continue. His eyes that were gazing at Fang Qi carried a mischievous smile.
Fang Qi hesitantly asked, “What do you think of Wen Bai?”
Wen Qing nodded his head, “Very good.”
“Then you…” Wen Qing shook his head before Fang Qi finished speaking.
“Are you actually still together with Yan Han?!” Fang Qi’s tone was full of astonishment at the thought of this.
Wen Qing smiled empathetically and didn’t answer the question, instead he changed the topic back to Wen Bai, “Wen Bai is still a kid, his feelings come quickly and leave quickly. He’ll forget about it after a while if I keep a fair distance away from him.”
Fang Qi looked towards Wen Qing with an overtone of exasperation at his failure to live up to expectations, “Kid?” Fang Qi coldly laughed, “You weren’t even as mature as Wen Bai when you got together with him back then. Are you still hell-bent on staying together with that scumbag?”
Wen Qing wanted to retort back but he didn’t say anything and merely touched the tip of his nose awkwardly.
“That’s why I said,” Fang Qi lit a cigarette, “People are often most stubborn when they aren’t mature yet.”
Wen Qing didn’t see Fang Qi’s expression clearly through the smoke screen.
After a moment of silence, Fang Qi sneered again, “Just don’t bring this stubbornness with you into your coffin.”
Wen Qing smiled, “I’m not in need of an assistant. You should consider getting someone else to show Wen Bai the ropes.”
He stood up and left as soon as he finished speaking.
Fang Qi continued to sit there and smoke. He was as firm as a rock, like a monument that had commemorative significance.
Wen Qing couldn’t help but coldly laugh. No one was young anymore, it would be funny if they still talked about how one’s stubbornness from youth could last a lifetime.
People. Aren’t they just things who abandon the old for the new?
He returned to his own office and saw Wen Bai sitting inside as soon as he opened the door.
Wen Qing was a bit surprised and slightly irritated. He thought he had made himself clear enough with his recent attitude.
“Something the matter?”
“You’re avoiding me recently.”
Wen Qing didn’t even glance at him, “If you know that, then why did you still come find me?”
“So if I don’t come find you, then does that mean you won’t avoid me anymore?”
Wen Qing pulled his tie loose, “The result will be the same no matter what you do. There’s no point.”
Wen Bai reached his hand out and grabbed Wen Qing by the chin and forced him to lift his head up to look at him.
Looking at Wen Qing’s tightly knit brows, Wen Bai said, “It’s not pointless, but at least you looked at me again.”
It really wasn’t a good feeling to be treated like this by someone who was just a kid in his eyes. Wen Qing slapped Wen Bai’s hand away.
“Tell me, what do you want.” Children often let go if you give them what they want.
“Love me. Stay with me.”
“Impossible,” Wen Qing replied impatiently.
Wen Bai didn’t seem like he was going to go anytime soon.
Wen Qing reached up and massaged his brows with his hand, “Let me think about it. Don’t come and annoy me all the time these days.”
Wen Bai raised an eyebrow, “Are you really going to think about it or are you just saying that to satisfy me?”
Wen Qing didn’t say anything else. He lowered his head and started looking at the files. His aura emanated four simple words: Leave if you want.
Wen Qing read the words on the file with much difficulty under Wen Bai’s slightly over heated gaze.
Wen Bai looked at him for a long time before he finally stood up and moved around. Wen Qing thought he was finally ready to leave from boredom, yet Wen Bai then hugged Wen Qing from the back. Wen Bai bit Wen Qing’s earlobe and his body trembled as he heard Wen Bai say, “I really want to lock you up.”
Wen Qing felt exasperated for a moment, however he still gave a cold laugh.
Wen Bai also chuckled and stood up to leave.
Yan Han was probably in a heated relationship with that young boy these days. He even stopped coming home.
Wen Qing lay on the bed and called Yan Han.
The phone rang for a long time before Yan Han picked up and he was slightly out of breath when he did so. If you didn’t listen carefully, you could still ignore it.
“Hello? Have you slept?”
“Not yet, why aren’t you asleep?” Yan Han cleared his throat yet his voice still sounded low and hoarse from being dyed in lust.
“I can’t quite fall asleep without you here.”
On the other side of the call Yan Han didn’t say anything, instead the faint teasing moans of the boy echoed through.
With a smile hanging on his lips, Wen Qing looked at the shadow created from the moonlight that seeped in on the floor.
A long while later, Yan Han said in a deliberately suppressed voice, “I also miss you.”
Wen Qing pretended to sound sleepy as he mumbled, “I’m a bit sleepy.”
Yan Han replied, “Then you should go to bed early. Goodnight.” He disconnected the call as soon as he finished speaking.
The boy beneath Yan Han carried a happy expression on his face. He opened his legs and squeezed Yan Han’s hips as he slightly rocked his abdomen. Yan Han reached out and slapped the boy’s buttocks, with a clear crisp sound resounding in the room, “You little whore. Instead of spending your time getting horny, why don’t you help me put on a condom?”
The boy acted coquettishly, “Can you not wear a condom?”
Yan Han ignored him and grabbed a condom himself. He started going at it ruthlessly after putting it on. His thrusts were so great the boy’s groans were reduced into incoherent fragments.
He did like the wild tastes outside, but he wouldn’t forget to wear a condom from the sperm rushing to his brain. After all, the only person he could trust in this world was Wen Qing. No matter how dirty the world became, Wen Qing would still be clean.
Wen Qing listened to the busy signal through the speaker with a ‘goodnight’ stuck in his throat.
That night his eyes remained open until dawn without a hint of sleepiness.
And so he gave Wen Bai a call. Before Wen Bai even had a chance to speak, he told him an address and said, “Make love. You can come if you want.”
The address was a house in the countryside that Yan Han had given him a few years ago. He didn’t usually live there but there was still a part timer who would come do the cleaning regularly. Wen Qing packed and left the house. He took some condoms and drove over. The house was still clean and tidy.
Wen Qing walked into the room. He still remembered lingering scenes of intimacy he had shared with Yan Han here.
Wen Qing threw the photo frame on the bedside table into the drawer, then the doorbell rang.
As soon as the door opened, Wen Qing pulled Wen Bai’s collar and started to kiss the other person with his neck arched back.
Wen Bai used one hand and wrapped it around Wen Qing’s waist. His free hand closed the door before combing his fingers through Wen Qing’s hair.
The two people kissed all the way onto the bed in the bedroom as sensual sounds of water echoed around them. Wen Qing straddled on Wen Bai’s body and his two hands reached out to Wen Bai’s belt.
Wen Bai suddenly reached out and held Wen Qing’s hands down.
Wen Qing stopped and escaped Wen Bai’s hands. His hands were propped on either side of Wen Bai’s neck as he looked at the other, “What? Regretting coming here?”
Wen Bai cupped Wen Qing’s face with his hands, “Are you interested in telling me what’s the matter with you?”
Wen Qing gently laughed, “Not interested. If you don’t want to do it then whatever.”
He got up and was ready to get off the bed as he spoke. Wen Bai stopped Wen Qing’s movements before flipping him over to trap the Wen Qing beneath him. He whispered next to his ear, “I want to do it, why wouldn’t I?” He then started to kiss the back of Wen Qing’s neck meticulously.
Wen Qing’s neck was the most sensitive part of his body and he started trembling uncontrollably.
Wen Qing felt slightly impatient and softly howled, “If you want to do it then do it. You have so many trifling matters.”
That was the last sentence Wen Qing spoke that night.
Before he lost conscious, he vaguely saw the light by the bedside table and was contemplating whether or not to tell Wen Bai to turn it off.
When Wen Qing woke up, his vision was a field of black. His conscious was still a bit blurry as Wen Bai’s voice resounded from above his head, “Awake?”
“Yeah, is it not daytime yet?”
“It’s already afternoon, I closed the curtains.” Pausing for a moment, Wen Bai lowered his voice and continued in an extremely dubious voice, “You were tired last night. Rest more.”
Wen Qing stiffened, “It’s already afternoon?! Where’s my phone?”
Wen Bai passed him the phone on the bedside table, “Why the rush, I already called in for you at work.”
Wen Qing grabs the phone over. There weren’t any records of missed calls from Yan Han.
Wen Qing lifted his hand and covered his eyes. It was a long time before he asked Wen Bai, “Did you help me take a call?”
Wen Bai squinted his eyes and laughed, “No.”
Wen Bai pulled over Wen Qing’s hand that was covering his eyes. He gazed at Wen Qing’s eyes and lifted the corners of his mouth, “Why? Do you wish that there was someone who has a problem with you and me being together or are you afraid that someone will find out?”
Wen Qing averted his gaze, “You should leave.”
Wen Bai reached out with his hand and touched the corner of Wen Qing’s lips, “You aren’t going back with me?”
Wen Qing shook his head, “I’m leaving by myself.”