Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Although more intimate things had been done, to handle his boyfriend in such a shameful way was a first for Nan HuaiLin. He squeezed Fei Cheng’s big baby with his thumb and index finger and waited for a while, but instead of seeing him pee, the big baby in his hand became bigger and harder at a speed visible to the naked eye.
Nan HuaiLin, “…”
He hurriedly tucked the big, sinewy baby back into Fei Cheng’s pants.
Fei Cheng wrapped his arms around him, buried his face in his neck and rubbed it, as if being pampered.
Nan HuaiLin asked softly, “Are you really drunk, or are you pretending to be?”
Fei Cheng laughed, pressed him against the sliding door, and kissed his neck while he pushed his lower body against him.
“Stop it!” Nan HuaiLin slapped him on the back.
Fei Cheng grunted and mumbled, “I want to fuck…”
“Fuck you,” Nan HuaiLin said in a lowered voice. “You’re not afraid my dad will blow your head off?” He gently touched the back of Fei Cheng’s head. “That must have hurt a lot, right? It sounded like it did.”
Fei Cheng giggled and said, “It should be father-in-law’s hand that hurts more.”
He seemed to be really drunk, but this drunken look was still weirdly cute.
“Let’s go. I’ll help you to lie down on the bed.” Nan HuaiLin carried him outside, stepped on the narrow wooden stairs to the second floor attic, and carefully put Fei Cheng on the bed. Nan HuaiLin sat on the edge of the bed, and touched Fei Cheng’s red cheeks. He couldn’t help but lower his head and kiss his lips as he smiled, “You should sleep for a while, and then you’ll be fine.”
Fei Cheng looked at him with drunken eyes, and opened his arms. “Hug.”
Nan HuaiLin leaned down on his chest. Fei Cheng tightened his arms around him and whispered, “I will never let you suffer. Never.”
“I know,” Nan HuaiLin said with a smile, as his eyes warmed slightly. “I know.”
Fei Cheng didn’t make another sound, as his breathing lengthened.
Nan HuaiLin straightened up, took off Fei Cheng’s shoes and pulled the blanket over to cover him before going downstairs. When he returned to the living room, his cousin’s family had already left, so it was just his parents, who were relatively speechless.
Nan HuaiLin sat down. “Dad. Mom–“
“What’s the deal with marriage?” Nan ZunShan looked at his son. “Don’t try to fool me. Tell the truth.”
Nan HuaiLin looked his father straight in the eye, and said firmly, “I want to marry Fei Cheng.”
He expected another slap in return for these words, but no.
Nan ZunShan’s expression was calm as he asked in a deep voice, “So, you came home this time just to get the family register, right?”
Nan HuaiLin nodded. “Yes.”
Nan ZunShan was silent for a while, then said to his wife, “Go and bring the family register.”
Geng XiaoRong got up in silence.
Nan HuaiLin looked at his father in surprise. “Dad…”
Nan ZunShan said, “Pour a glass of wine for Dad.”
Nan HuaiLin picked up the wine bottle, poured half a glass of wine, lifted the glass and handed it to his father. Nan Zunshan took a sip, put the glass down, and was silent. Geng XiaoRong soon returned and handed the book to Nan ZunShan, who in turn handed it directly to Nan HuaiLin.
Nan HuaiLin couldn’t believe that it was so easy to get the family register.
Nan Zunshan took another sip of wine, and said in a serious voice, “In the past, your mother and I controlled you because you were young, didn’t know any better and couldn’t look at people. Marriage is a lifelong event. You know best what kind of person you want to live with. As long as you have decided, your mother and I have nothing to say.”
Geng XiaoRong interjected, “Just because he blocked your father’s slap for you, I have a good impression of Fei Cheng. He is also good-looking, tall, talkative, temperament is good, family conditions are also good, the only thing I am not satisfied with is that he is too young. Children at this age are not yet determined. Today like this and tomorrow like that, or… You should not rush to get married. First a few years of love, wait a few years to settle down, and then discuss the matter of marriage, right?”
“Mom,” Nan HuaiLin said with his head bowed. “I’ve already made up my mind.”
After a brief moment of silence, Geng XiaoRong said, “That’s what I’m talking about. It depends on what you think.”
Nan ZunShan asked, “Do you want to have a wedding?”
Nan HuaiLin said, “We haven’t discussed it, but I don’t want to.”
Geng XiaoRong said, “Then both families must meet. Fei Cheng said he has a brother. Either his brother will come to Suzhou, or your father and I will go to Beijing. We must meet and have a meal.”
Nan HuaiLin suddenly had a thought. He and Fei Cheng were going to get married, but did Fei Zheng know yet? He nodded and said, “Yes, I know. I will talk to him.”
Nan ZunShan asked again, “Will you register tomorrow?”
Nan HuaiLin smiled. “Yes.”
Nan ZunShan grunted. “Look at you. Go back to your room. I don’t want to see you.”
“So I’m staying with him?” Nan HuaiLin said with a smile. “It’s just that I don’t feel comfortable leaving him alone.”
Nan Zunshan waved his hand. “Hurry up and go. Don’t let anything happen to him while he’s lying in bed. I can’t afford it.”
Nan HuaiLin stood up. “Dad, thank you. Mom, I love you.”
When Nan HuaiLin went out, Nan ZunShan said with a stern face, “Why should I not get ‘I love you’ but ‘thank you’? This difference in treatment is too obvious, right? I should have known not to give him the family register. I should hang him for a few days, little brat.”
Geng XiaoRong smiled and said, “You agreed to let them marry so quickly. Are you remembering our younger days?”
Nan ZunDhan hummed, but didn’t say anything.
Nan HuaiLin had just dragged his suitcase back to the bedroom, when he heard Fei Cheng’s cell phone ring. He hurried upstairs and pulled the phone out from Fei Cheng’s pocket. When he saw the caller ID was Brother, he was suddenly a little nervous.
“Mr. Fei, this is Nan HuaiLin,” he answered, as he walked downstairs. “Fei Cheng is drunk and sleeping at the moment.”
After a few seconds of silence, Fei Zheng’s cool voice came through, “From now on, don’t call me Mr. Fei. Follow Fei Cheng, and call me brother.”
“Okay, okay, Mr. Fei,” Nan HuaiLin paused, and changed his words with difficulty, “Brother…”
Fei Zheng said, “I’ll be back to Beijing in a week. You can ask Fei Cheng to pack up the house in the Yanxi villa area. The little dragons will be kept there.”
“Okay, I’ll tell him.” Nan HuaiLin said. “Are the little dragons all right?”
“They’re fine.” Fei Zheng said.
“That’s good.” Nan HuaiLin said.
After he hung up the phone, Nan HuaiLin opened his suitcase to find clothes, then went to the bathroom to take a shower. After he’d showered, he changed into comfortable home clothes, and went up to the second floor.
Fei Cheng was still sleeping. Nan HuaiLin crept into bed, and was just about to lie down when Fei Cheng suddenly opened his eyes, and startled him.
“Did I wake you up?” Nan HuaiLin asked.
“No,” Fei Cheng’s voice was hoarse. “I woke up when I smelled your body odor.”
Nan HuaiLin laughed. “You say that so clearly. You seem to be sober.”
Fei Cheng sat up, and asked nervously, “I didn’t do anything rude, did I?”
“No,” Nan HuaiLin said with a smile. “You’re doing exceptionally well.”
Fei Cheng came over and asked for a kiss, but Nan HuaiLin pushed him. “Go take a shower. You smell like wine.”
Fei Cheng rolled over and got out of bed, then suddenly remembered something. He reached into his pocket, found the two transparent beads the size of soybeans, and put them in Nan HuaiLin’s hand. “Here you go.”
Nan HuaiLin took a look. “What are they?”
Fei Cheng said, “Dragon pearls. The tears of a dragon.”
“You cried?” Nan HuaiLin was surprised. “When?”
“When you cried.” Fei Cheng came over again. “This is the first time in my life that I have shed tears.”
Nan HuaiLin looked down at the glorious dragon pearls in his hand, and said with a smile, “How can your tears turn into pearls? You aren’t a shark.”
Fei Cheng said, “Dragon pearls are more valuable than shark pearls. This one can be sold for at least ten or eight million.”
“Really?” Nan HuaiLin was shocked.
“Of course it’s true.” Fei Cheng said.
Nan HuaiLin smiled and said, “Then you have to cry a lot in the future.”
Fei Cheng threw him down on the bed, and said with a bad smile, “I’ll make you cry right now, believe it or not.”
Nan HuaiLin hurriedly covered his mouth. “Keep your voice down. This old house is not well insulated. Be careful, my parents can hear you.”
Fei Cheng whispered in his ear. “If you don’t scream, Mom and Dad won’t hear you.”
Nan HuaiLin bit his lip, and wrapped his arms around his neck. “Go to the bathroom.”
Fei Cheng didn’t say a word, just directly picked up the person and went downstairs. The two tossed around in the bathroom for over an hour, before Fei Cheng carried him back to bed.
“Turn off the light.” Nan HuaiLin said breathlessly.
Fei Cheng turned off the light, reached out and took him into his arms.
Nan HuaiLin rested on his shoulder, and pointed to the skylight. “Look, the stars.”
The night sky was dotted with stars, and it was very bright.
“When I was a kid, I loved to lie in bed and look at the stars,” Nan HuaiLin said. “But I haven’t seen such a beautiful starry sky since I went to Beijing.”
Fei Cheng said, “Do you want your husband to pick a star for you?”
“No,” Nan HuaiLin looked at him with his eyes brighter than the stars. “You are the brightest star in my life.”