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Chapter 79: Reality (9)
Being held by Bai Yi, Cheng Zhi Chu’s heartbeat sped up. This moment of silence made him feel both shy and sweet. He subconsciously wanted to say something to Bai Yi but he didn’t know what to say.
The man’s voice was low and very pleasing to the ears. This was especially so at this moment as he called out Cheng Zhi Chu’s name next to his ears. Cheng Zhi Chu’s heart raced. Even his ears had turned pink.
Bai Yi held his shoulders and increased the distance between the two of them a little. Looking intently at him and with a gentle gaze, Cheng Zhi Chu felt as if he was about to melt under it. He quietly listened to Bai Yi’s next words only to suddenly feel something moving below him.
A rotten arm shot out from the soil and grabbed onto Cheng Zhi Chu’s ankle.
Cheng Zhi Chu was shocked. He quickly shook his leg and stepped onto the hand to crush it. He then saw numerous other graves starting to move and hundreds of corpses and skeletons moving their way.
The bear bared its teeth and snarled at them. The corpses nearby stopped but, because there was so many of them, it didn’t manage to stop them all. A large majority of them didn’t pay attention to the bear and surrounded the two living humans.
Bai Yi had already revealed everything to Cheng Zhi Chu, so he longer needed to hide anything. His eyes swept across them coldly and they all panicked and moved away like a tide.
Seeing this, Cheng Zhi Chu recalled the previous moments when the ghosts acted like they had seen something terrifying……Was it because Bai Yi was around?
“Pinecone, did you already know that Bai Yi is very powerful from the very beginning and that’s why you recognised me as your master?” Cheng Zhi Chu looked down at the bear and asked in a complicated tone.
The bear tilted its head and blinked innocently as it revealed a look of confusion.
“Don’t act dumb. Yes or no?” Cheng Zhi Chu bent down and poked the bears belly. “If you don’t tell me the truth, I’ll halve the chicken that you get this week.”
The bear grabbed grievously onto Bai Yi’s pant leg and called out: “Daddy! Fried chicken!”
Bai Yi lowered his head and glanced at it. He then hooked up his lips and stored away the scary energy. He said gently:
“Zhi Chu, don’t force it to admit it. It is indeed the case. Sorry for hiding it from you the whole time. If I admitted that I am “Winter Branch” it wouldn’t explain why I deliberately got close to you. Please don’t get angry.”
“I won’t get angry……..”
Cheng Zhi Chu pattered the bears head and stood up. He was only teasing the bear and wouldn’t actually take away its food. He smiled at Bai Yi and said:
“I understand. If you revealed your identity to me at the very beginning, I would probably feel that you’re out of my league and may not even befriend you so easily. It’s just….”
“What?” Bai Yi smiled and asked.
Cheng Zhi Chu shook his head. He didn’t dare say the latter half of the sentence because he felt that it was too cheesy.
He just felt bad for Bai Yi who had gone through so much to finally reach the level “Winter Branch” is at. If possible, he wished that Bai Yi could be an ordinary person ——— Although Bai Yi is already not very ordinary. Not just his looks, his personality, skills and family were also impeccable…….
Cheng Zhi Chu suddenly began to worry about whether he was deserving of someone like Bai Yi. After all, apart from his looks and his studies, he is actually very ordinary. Those two features were also not top-notch and there were plenty more people who are more outstanding than him……….
Thinking this, Cheng Zhi Chu couldn’t help but feel a little depressed. The words that Bai Yi had said earlier had made him elated to the point that he felt like he was floating and he thought that Bai Yi might also have feelings for him but now he couldn’t help but suspect that he was being delusional…..
He couldn’t help but look at Bai Yi. Bai Yi also looked over at him gently. He asked: “What’s wrong””
Cheng Zhi Chu’s face turned red. He lowered his head in panic.
Does Bai Yi feel something towards him? Does he? No? Does he or does he not……..He really wants to know what would happen if he confessed to Bai Yi……..
What he didn’t know was that, despite looking casual and easy-going, Bai Yi was also thinking the same things.
He could tell that the way Zhi Chu looks at him is a little different and he even appeared to be a bit shy. This change made him happy. It at least meant that if he confessed to Zhi Chu, he wouldn’t be firmly rejected…….
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Zhi Chu’s temper is good, and he is very soft-hearted. If he deliberately acted pitiful, would Zhi Chu accept him?
The two mulled over their thoughts as they left the mass grave. They returned down the dark tunnel, went through the mirror, climbed out the man hole and left the sinister Xin Hua street.
At this time, the sky had already darkened. Cheng Zhi Chu’s phone was broken earlier by the groom and he couldn’t use it. Using the cash that he that thrown into his bag before, he called a taxi and they returned to the Rose Manor. He should at least send Bai Yi back home.
When they arrived at the guard room, Bai Yi used the landline to call Bai Xi Xing and ask him to pick them up,
When Bai Xi Xing picked up the phone, there was initially no sound coming from his end. It was then followed by muffled sounds as well as the sound of Bai Xi Xing tripping and falling to the ground. He quickly climbed back up and ran out of the house without even hanging up.
Not long later, Bai Xi Xing rushed out and almost ran into a pillar. His hair and clothes were a mess and covered in water stains. Cheng Zhi Chu had never seen him in such a pathetic state.
Seeing Bai Yi and Cheng Zhi Chu in front of him, Bai Xi Xing stood in the same place in daze for a few seconds. His eyes then turned red and he instantly revealed a tearful expression. In a choked-up voice he cried out:
It was just one word, but it was filled with many complicated emotions. Bai Yi also looked at him for a moment before walking up and holding Bai Xi Xing’s hand.
Cheng Zhi Chu was also touched by this scene. While he was feeling moved, he saw Bai Yi pull Bai Xi Xing’s hand and put it over his mouth. He said indifferently:
“Your crying sounds very bad.”
Bai Xi Xing: “…………”
Cheng Zhi Chu: “…………..”
“……………” Bai Xi Xing who had his mouth covered stared blankly at Bai Yi. His expression was blank. He seemed to be in disbelief. After not seeing his cousin for so many years, his cousin was still as cold as usual.
“So don’t cry.”
Bai Yi suddenly hooked up his lips. He revealed a rare look of warmth and patted Bai Xi Xing’s shoulder.
“You have worked hard over the past few years Xi Xing.”
“This won’t happen again.”
The tears that Bai Xi Xing tried to suppress still fell. He lowered his hand and the expression on his face was both tearful and happy. He then spread open his arms and prepared to give Bai Yi a big hug.
“Brother, welcome home.”
“No need to hug.”
Cheng Zhi Chu suddenly realised that he didn’t seem to know Bai Yi well enough. He wasn’t as gentle as he had always thought he was.
But this kind of Bai Yi is also very cute……..
Seeing Bai Xi Xing’s discouraged look, Cheng Zhi Chu couldn’t help but feel bad and somewhat sorry for his Senior Bai.
Bai Xi Xing brought Bai Yi and Cheng Zhi Chu into the villa and was ready to notify the family of Bai Yi’s return but was stopped by Bai Yi.
“Don’t tell them for now.” Bai Yi shook his head and said.
“Why? Are you going to hide the news of your return and not even tell your parents?”
Bai Xi Xing was stunned. He suddenly became alert and whispered: “Do you suspect someone in the family trying to harm you?”
“No, it has nothing to do with them.” Bai Yi denied it. He answered, “I have some things to deal with. When everything is over, I will go see my parents.”
He revealed a cold smile and said in a low voice: “It’s payback time.”
“Do you need my help?” Bai Xi Xing asked.
“No need.” Bai Yi said, “If everything goes well, it will end soon.”
Bai Xi Xing answered: “Tomorrow I will get someone to send over your new phone and documents. Now that you’re returning to society, it will be difficult without them.”
Having said that, he suddenly smiled and glanced upstairs. Cheng Zhi Chu was currently not in the living room and had gone upstairs to borrow Bai Xi Xing’s computer to contact his family and roommates. After all, it is now rather late, and it was better for him to spend a night here before returning to school tomorrow.
Bai Xi Xing sneakily opened the photo album in his phone and showed Bai Yi the photo he took earlier of Cheng Zhi Chu in a wedding dress: “How is it? Do you like it? I specially kept it for you. Tomorrow when your phone is here, I’ll send——-”
He hadn’t finished speaking when his phone was snatched over by Bai Yi.
“Your phone belongs to me now.” Bai Yi stared at the photo for a few seconds before quickly turning off the screen. He didn’t seem to want to let Bai Xi Xing look any longer.
“Fuck, stop joking around. Do you know how many things are stored in my phone?!” Bai Xi Xing cursed. “I promise I will delete the photo after sending it to you tomorrow. It’s useless to me even if I keep it!”
Seeing that Bai Yi wasn’t reacting, Bai Xi Xing gritted his teeth and threatened: “If you don’t return the phone, I will tell Cheng…….I’ll complain to your wife!”
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Bai Yi stared at him expressionlessly for a while. He then returned the phone without a word. Bai Xi Xing couldn’t tell if it was his threat that was effective or the fact that he was pleased when he said “wife”.
But anyway, Bai Xi Xing quickly hide his phone behind him and muttered: “You’re already an adult yet you’re still so narrow minded. I don’t even feel anything for Junior Cheng, why are you targeting me……”
“Really?” Bai Yi’s tone was very casual, “There is a saying. You have also heard of it——–”
“Nothing is more delicious than dumpling. I’m not a fool.” Bai Xi Xing knew what he was going to say and quickly interjected. (KKnotes: The full saying is “Nothing is more delicious than dumplings and nothing is more fun than sleeping with a brother’s wife – Thank you Nhimi for your help!)
The man finally no longer spoke. After a few seconds, he stretched his hand out again.
“Give me the phone.”
“What for?” Bai Xi Xing asked with vigilance.
“I want to see it again.”
Bai Xi Xing was speechless. He handed the phone to his cousin and a thought suddenly flashed through his mind. He said:
“Hey brother. Do you want to sleep together with Junior Cheng?”
“……….” Bai Yi’s movements stopped. He looked up at him.
“Today the housekeeper has just cleaned the rooms and all the sheets and blankets have been taken away. The new ones also haven’t arrived yet so………”
Bai Xi Xing said this slowly. At the same time, he glanced at his cousin and immediately got the answer just by looking at his cousin’s expression. He quickly went upstairs to clear away everything at the speed of light. He hid them in the storage room and locked the door.
And so, when Cheng Zhi Chu came out after using the computer, he heard about this very unfortunate news.
“I’m really sorry about this Junior Cheng. Apart from my room, there is only one guest room that you can use. You can stay here tonight and just share a room with my cousin.”
Bai Xi Xing spoke in an apologetic tone: “It’s a double bed but the bed is wide enough for the two of you. I hope you don’t mind?”
“N-no need……I shouldn’t bother you so much.”
Cheng Zhi Chu said in a panic: “I can sleep in any room. The weather isn’t cold, so I don’t need a blanket.”
“You can’t. It gets pretty cold at night. You saved my cousin and are our benefactor. How can I let you do that?”
Bai Xi Xing said: “Cousin just returned so I also can’t let him do it. How about this? The two of you can sleep in a room each and I’ll go somewhere else to sleep.”
“No, I can’t trouble Senior like this…..…”
Cheng Zhi Chu quickly waved his hands. This proposal was even worse. How could he occupy the owner’s room?
“I want to sleep together with you Zhi Chu.” Bai Yi looked at him with a hint of disappointment. “Do you mind?”
Cheng Zhi Chu blushed and answered in a quiet voice. But sleeping with Bai Yi was a huge test for his heart and will…….Perhaps he would even do something horrible to Bai Yi! How would he be able to face Bai Yi in the future?!
“Since cousin is willing, then it should be fine.”
Bai Xi Xing smiled and said: “It’s the same room as the one you stayed in last time. I———”
“Stayed in last time?” Bai Yi repeated his words.
“Cough.” Bai Xi Xing coughed. Internally he complained that this jar of vinegar seems to like to spill whenever, wherever. He quickly changed topics, “It’s late now so I’ll go sleep first. You should go rest early too.”
Bai Ri responded. He looked at Cheng Zhi Chu: “Let’s go up?”
“……….Okay.” Cheng Zhi Chu responded with a guilty conscious. His footsteps hesitantly followed behind Bai Yi.
The sound of water came from the bathroom. Bai Yi who had already finished washing up wore a robe and sat with his back leaning against the back of the bed and his legs stretched out. Using the remote, he flipped through the TV channels, but his attention was not on the TV at all.
After a while, the sound of water stopped. The person inside probably was half done and was now lathering on body soap.
The young man’s expression appeared to be indifferent, but his act of changing channels had unconsciously stopped. His eyes moved over to the door to the bathroom.
But unfortunately, this was not a hotel so there was no frosted glass door. Even a shadow couldn’t be seen through it.
It was only when the sound of water could be heard again that he removed his gaze and carelessly glanced at the TV screen. His eyes narrowed and his eyebrows furrowed. On the screen was a familiar face.
It was Ji Yun Xiao, and the content on TV appears to be a variety show. He was standing on the stage selecting a lucky audience member.
How could he just happen to stop on this channel….
Bai Yi pursed his lips. Just when he was about to change channels, he happened to see Ji Yun Xiao select an audience member. The camera gave a close up shot of the audience member. It was a young man with a beautiful and lovely face. It was Cheng Zhi Chu.
The man’s expression instantly changed.
Bai Yi’s Diary (Part 79)
………..I really should’ve killed him back then.
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They’re sharing a roooommm~~~ 🤭🤭