Chapter 51: Extra 3
Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
(Addis note: This chapter was not originally posted on JJWXC with all of the other chapters but on Weibo which is why it was not translated by the other translator.)
“Sorry, Mr. Zhou is not working today.” Lu Xiaobei sipped his coffee and said to the older brother across from him.
“I saw his car in front of the door,” The big brother persisted, “He is here, right? My tattoo is small, so he can finish it in an hour.”
“He’s been working for seven hours already today, the equipment is suffering.” Lu Xiaobei was not moved and continued with this.
“Then, work overtime. I don’t know when I’ll be back from this trip, by the time your schedule is open, I don’t know which day I’ll have to be scheduled again.” The big brother’s stance was already taken that if Zhou Zui did not give him a tattoo, then he did not intend to leave.
Lu Xiaobei looked at him and finally sighed before he said, “I’ll be straight with you, brother, you can’t get a tattoo today no matter what. If you’re really in a hurry, I can help him finish the job, but if you’re not in a hurry, come back in a few days.”
“What? Wouldn’t that be the same?” The other party asked with raised eyebrows.
In fact, this brother was an acquaintance as he had a number of tattoos on his body and always had Zhou Zui do them for him. Lu Xiaobei also said directly to him, “What day is today, ah, brother? It’s Valentine’s Day.”
“Ah!” When he said that, the big brother suddenly realized the meaning, “I forgot about this. Does Mr. Zhou have someone?”
Lu Xiaobei did not directly reply to him and lowered his head to drink a mouthful of coffee before he only said four words, “They’re sticky like glue.”
The big brother was happy. Now that he remembered that it was such a sticky holiday, he didn’t want to force it any longer. Finally, he discussed with Lu Xiaobei to give him an extra slot the next afternoon before he left.
After the man left, Lu Xiaobei looked at his phone that had two new messages coming in, and both were from Sweet Bean.
[Brother I’ll be out of class soon! You wait for me to go to you for the holidays!]
[Hahahahahahahahaha! So happy!]
Lu Xiaobei’s eyes were tinged with laughter as he replied, [I’ll pick you up?]
Lin Cheng; [No! Wait for me at the store, there’s traffic here, it’s not faster than if I walk!]
Lu Xiaobei then replied to him: [Walk slowly, there’s no hurry.]
Lin Cheng immediately replied: [I must hurry! It’s urgent! Quite urgent, especially urgent! I haven’t seen you for almost a week! Hubby, I miss you!]
Lu Xiaobei smiled very tenderly and sent over a kissing emoji.
The other side sent him back a lot.
Today, he had finished his work, and the two family members were rushing to finish their work so they could leave on-time for the holidays. The rest of the tattoo artists were still single, and not in a hurry to get off work as they were still working on the first floor.
Someone joked with Lu Xiaobei, “Brother Bei is not leaving?”
Lu Xiaobei held a glass of water and watched them work as he said with a smile, “It’s not time.”
“Then can Brother Bei help me check this design?” Another tattoo artist called him, “We dare not disturb the boss now.”
“That’s true, I don’t dare either.” Lu Xiaobei got off the chair and walked over to see the design, “Actually, there is nothing to worry about, if you are not afraid of abuse if you go.”
“I’m afraid of abuse, I have to go home alone tonight and weep,” The little brother said.
Lu Xiaobei smiled in a joking way, but his heart was actually quite happy that his elder brother was doing so well now with such a loving Brother Xiao around to coax every day.
Just now, Lu Xiaobei actually went up once to get the painting for Lin Cheng. He thought that these two brothers were in the lounge, so before entering the studio, he did not knock on the door. Who knew that when he opened the door, these two people were in an extremely romantic and sticky position?
Xiao Ke was sitting cross-legged on the carpet with a brush in his hand, and Zhou Zui was sitting behind him while holding Xiao Ke’s hand and sketching lines on the canvas. When they heard him open the door, they looked back at him without moving their postures before Zhou Zui turned his head and said, “Don’t worry about him.”
Xiao Ke laughed as he ignored Lu Xiaobei, but asked Zhou Zui, “Teacher Zhou, aren’t we both a bit old and disrespectful now?”
“Who is old? You are young.” Zhou Zui finished and lightly threw out a sentence, “What do you need? If there is nothing, then close the door.”
He did not know how the two brothers sat so calmly in the face of danger. Though he was not ashamed to see such a sticky scene, it may have been too thick or something as Lu Xiaobei was embarrassed for them.
The two brothers may have already passed the stage of shyness and did not take it seriously. Xiao Ke really did not give up painting, and he just thought that when Zhou Zui was painting, he looked good and sexy. Thus, on the spur of the moment, he picked up Zhou Zui’s brush to blindly paint two strokes. Zhou Zui collected the things directly behind him and led him to paint.
The two of them were in such a position that day where Zhou Zui held Xiao Ke’s hand and led him with a single stroke to outline a rose with lines that were harsh and beautiful.