Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
“What are you giggling about?” Man Tianzhu glanced at Nan HuaiLin who was sitting in the passenger seat.
“Was I laughing?” Nan HuaiLin touched his face, “I wasn’t.”
“I thought you were weird since you got in the car,” Man Tianzhu said, “Has something good happened?”
Nan HuaiLin couldn’t help the corners of her mouth turning up, “It’s just… I’m in love.”
“I told you, the past month or so you’ve been wilted and totally out of it, but you’re obviously in a different state today, it’s like you’ve come back to life.” Man Tianzhu didn’t ask more questions, and after a pause, turned to say, “Although the company doesn’t explicitly prohibit artists from falling in love, you’d better cover it up. You’re now on the rise, and when next year’s Land of Stars and Swimming Beyond My Life are broadcast one after another, it will be difficult for you not to be more popular. If the fact of your relationship is exposed, it will hurt your popularity.”
“Oh,” Nan HuaiLin nodded, “I know.”
As he was talking, his phone rang.
When he saw the caller ID, Nan HuaiLin smiled before answering it, “Hello?”
The “hello” gave goose bumps to the girl next to him, and she knew with her toes who was calling.
“Baby,” Fei Cheng said on the other side, “I’ve been thinking about you like crazy. What should I do?”
Nan HuaiLin smiled with a sweet heart and said, “Me too.”
Fei Cheng said, “I want to kiss you and hug you, and I want to hear you call me husband.”
Nan HuaiLin coughed and said in a lowered voice, “There’s someone next to me.” He changed the subject, “Has your brother arrived yet?”
Fei Cheng said, “He just called, said he’ll be here in two hours.”
“If you have nothing to do, get some sleep. You won’t rest well on the plane.” Nan HuaiLin said, “It’s a ten-hour flight, right?”
“Seventeen hours or so.”
“That’s a long time,” Nan HuaiLin said, a little distressed, “so go get some sleep.”
“I can’t sleep thinking about you, I’m very excited now.” Fei Cheng laughed twice, “Do you want me to make you another cup of special yogurt and put it in the fridge for you to drink when you come back?”
“You—” Nan HuaiLin cried and laughed, “Why are you so bad?!”
Man Tianzhu, “…”
Was this a scolding or a pout?
It was so nauseating!
“That’s bad?” Fei Cheng smiled and said, “When I come back from the United States, I’ll show you what it means to be really bad.”
Nan HuaiLin, “…”
Fei Cheng said with a smile, “Baby, are you expecting something in silence?”
“No,” Nan HuaiLin denied, “I’m not!”
“You can look forward to it,” Fei Cheng continued with the same smile. “Hubby will never let you down.”
Nan HuaiLin shot back with a flash of insight, “If you can make a cup of yogurt in ten minutes, don’t talk big, okay?”
Fei Cheng laughed, “Baby, you’ll pay a heavy price for that statement. When I come back from America, I’ll show you how strong your husband is, so don’t cry and beg me to stop then.”
He couldn’t communicate with him today, so Nan HuaiLin gritted his teeth and said, “I’m hanging up!”
Without waiting for Fei Cheng to say anything, he hung up the phone and turned his head to look out the car window, pursing his lips and smiling.
The phone sounded again.
He picked it up and saw that it was a WeChat from Fei Cheng.
[Mr. Bunny: Don’t work too hard, take care of yourself. Don’t get sick, be good and wait for me to come back. Love you.]
Nan HuaiLin’s heart was sour and sweet, and he sent back two beating red hearts.
Near noon, Nan HuaiLin received another call from Fei Cheng.
“I’m about to board a plane, so I’m calling to tell you a few things.” Fei Cheng said, “I had nothing to do in the morning, I helped you move your stuff from your place, so you can go directly back to our home in the Dongfang Mansion in the evening. I’ve bought it, and the property certificate is written in your name. I also hired a housekeeper, cleaning, laundry and cooking all inclusive, so you don’t have to worry about anything. If you have any problems while I’m away, just ask Ruan Xin, I’ve spoken to him. Also, I have a special gift for you, it will arrive in about a week, you can’t not like it. Little Lin-zi, remember to think of me.”
Nan HuaiLin almost cried, “I will think of you every day.”
Fei Cheng said, “I’ll try to come back before New Year’s Eve, and we’ll go to Suzhou for New Year’s Eve together, I have to see my parents-in-law.”
Nan HuaiLin laughed again, “My parents will probably beat you out.”
Fei Cheng said, “I promise not to hit back. I’m boarding the plane, so I’m hanging up.”
Nan HuaiLin gave a ‘hmm’, “I’ll wait for you to come back with the kids.”
Today’s shoot continued to go very well.
It was after 9pm when they got into the car, and Nan HuaiLin said, “Sister Zhu, let’s go to the Dong Fang Mansion, I’m moving back.”
Man Tianzhu said, “Oh,” in her heart, but didn’t say anything.
Back home, Nan HuaiLin wandered around and found that nothing had changed from when he left, the only difference was that there was a huge photo on the wall of the master bedroom facing the bed.
In the photo, Nan HuaiLin was quietly sleeping in Fei Cheng’s arms, with Fei Cheng holding him with one arm and taking a picture with the other, smiling brightly for the camera.
This must be the photo that Fei Cheng didn’t let him see at the Hengdian doctor’s appointment, right?
When was this taken secretly?
It looked like it was on the day of the Land of Stars opening ceremony.
He was so drunk that he couldn’t remember what happened after he got drunk. So, Fei Cheng had his heart set on him then? Or was it earlier?
Nan HuaiLin sat on the bed, staring at the photo for a long time, thinking that he shouldn’t feel too lonely during the six months Fei Cheng was away.
At the end of the National Day holiday, Swimming Beyond My Life was successfully completed.
Nan HuaiLin didn’t receive a new job for the time being, so he stayed at home to read books and watch movies to recharge himself.
Today, he watched The Godfather and got carried away watching it.
Fei Cheng had been gone for a whole week. After the phone call made before boarding the plane, there was no more news.
Nan HuaiLin missed him and worried about him, and the eggs, and wondered if they would hatch successfully.
The doorbell rang.
Nan HuaiLin came back to his senses, picked up the remote control, pressed pause, and got up to open the door.
The courier stood outside the door with a two-meter-tall box, “Are you Mr. Nan HuaiLin?”
Nan HuaiLin said, “Yes, I am.”
“Here is your delivery,” said the courier, “please sign for it.”
After signing for it, the courier helped him carry the big box into the house and put it on the living room floor.
Nan HuaiLin found scissors to open the box, and was dumbfounded when he saw what was inside.
What was lying in the box was a replica doll made of Fei Cheng, a well-cut black suit with broad shoulders and narrow waist and long legs, especially the face, which was made to resemble him so much that it almost looked like the real one.
He noticed a card in the pocket of the suit, which he pulled out and unfolded, only to see that it read: Baby, unzip the suit pants, I’ll show you a big baby.
Without looking, Nan HuaiLin knew what this “big baby” was, and with a face so red that it was about to bleed, he struggled to pick up the fake Fei Cheng, who was a head taller than him, and went into the bedroom, kicked the door shut, and locked it with a click.