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Song Yi’s heart shook. He turned his neck and saw the hotel’s private beach surrounded by a short fence, with a row of sunbathing chairs made of tiles for bathing guests who went to the sea.
At this moment when it was the hottest part of the day, there was only a young man in a white shirt, holding onto an adult golden retriever as it squatted on the shower table. He held a shower in one hand, as he carefully washed the sand from the golden retriever’s body.
The golden sunshine shone gently onto his face, warm and bright, dying his hair a maroon color, looking as malleable as chocolate. His hair was partially down, just covering the profile of his face, revealing the delicate bridge of the nose, showing off his jade-like complexion, like a work of a painter.
Song Yi’s heart went numb like an electric shock passing through. His lips touched each other, calling out the name he was thinking about. “Shen Li.”
As if he had the ability to perceive, Shen Li looked in this direction. When he saw the two of them, his pale face was flushed with embarrassment, and he stood there at a loss.
The big golden retriever circled around his knees, pestering him to continue giving it a shower.
Song Yi’s mouth was dry; his heartbeat thumping vigorously. He thought about many scenarios of reuniting with Shen Li, and had many questions to ask Shen Li, but the moment he saw Shen Li, nothing else mattered.
The important thing was that Shen Li was safe and healthy, living his life well.
Shen Li stretched out his hand and embarrassedly stroked his own hair. He started to walk towards Song Yi.
Gu Xingchuan crossed his arms and looked up and down Shen Li several times, his mood delicate.
Shen Li did not bear the same beauty as in his memory.
After all, memories had a filter function. Especially in the face of first love, the filter acted like a wonderful fantasy, eliminating all the bad aspects while exaggerating the good ones.
In Gu Xingchuan’s impression, Shen Li was a neat and pure young man, gentle and youthful. But this time, when they reunited, this filter was removed and the truth under the filter was clearly revealed. He was only like this.
Compared to Song Yi, who was tall in stature, Shen Li was a bit shorter. Although his skin was pale, it was bloodless white. He looked like he was malnourished, not like Song Yi’s healthy white complexion.
Though Shen Li’s waist was rather slender, he seemed to only have only a few ounces of flesh, fragile enough to break with a single move, unlike Song Yi. For Song Yi, although his waist was lean, it was especially strong and tough. No matter how much it was tossed from side to side, it could still endure.
Thinking of this, he only felt irritable. Even more so… He really wanted to force Song Yi’s face to look at him.
“I’m sorry, I made you both worry.” Shen Li lowered his eyebrows and softly apologized for his disappearance.
Song Yi shook his head. He gently spread his arms ang gave Shen Li a firm hug.
Song Yi patted his back to console him. He asked in a low voice, “Where did you go? The text messages at that time…”
Out of the corner of his eye, he saw Gu Xingchuan bearing a gloomy face; He didn’t continue saying anything further.
Shen Li wiped his face. With a forced smile, he explained, “Something happened to my family recently. I was sent to the countryside to avoid the limelight. I’ve always wanted to tell you, but they confiscated my means of contact. I’m sorry for making you two worry about me.”
Song Yi knew a little about Shen Li’s family situation. Shen Li’s family had political and business relations in the capital. Towards certain family backgrounds and relationships, Song Yi didn’t want to dig too deep. He gave Shen Li a smile. “That’s all right, as long as you are fine.”
Just as Shen Li was about to speak, Gu Xingchuan rudely interrupted, “That’s enough with the both of you. In public view, you’re hugging and embracing each other. What are you up to?”
Song Yi cursed in his heart, You sitting on my body just now was even worse than this. Sure enough, this kid was jealous. As the victor, Song Yi was very happy and grinned. “Long time no see, old classmate. Let’s find a place to sit and catch up with our good old days. “
There was a Chinese restaurant nearby. The environment was simple yet elegant, and the Chinese style was prominent. Song Yi asked for a room by the window, with beautiful scenery and a view of the beach.
After ordering, Song Yi was about to sit opposite Shen Li when Gu Xingchuan jumped in first. Song Yi had to take a seat next to Gu Xingchuan instead. He looked at Shen Li and said softly, “I ordered all your favorite dishes, I hope I didn’t forget your liking.'”
Shen Li’s eyebrows furrowed. He then smiled. “Song Yi, your memory is so good. After so long, you still remember what I like to eat.”
“You used to eat at my house a lot. All you like to eat are my mother’s specialty dishes. Even if I want to forget them, I can’t.” Song Yi sighed.
Shen Li seemed to have a bad relationship at home in high school. For a long time, lunch and dinner were settled at Song Yi’s house. After dinner, the two of them sat on the table and did their homework together. It was a wonderful time.
Shen Li took a sip of water; the look on his face was slightly strange, but it was fleeting. Immediately, he expectantly asked, “When I return to the capital, I want to try Auntie’s dishes again.”
“My mother will be very happy to hear that. She often talks about you.” Song Yi felt warmth in his heart when he thought of sitting down for dinner with Shen Li and Zhao Hongyan, this family of three.
Shen Li nodded. “Then let’s do it. I’ll prepare some gifts for Auntie.”
Song Yi smiled. “Your coming to my house is the greatest gift.”
Gu Xingchuan couldn’t listen anymore. He held the porcelain teacup and knocked on the edge of the mahogany table, making a continuous sound.
Shen Li said several things but with Gu Xingchuan’s actions, he forgot his words. His gaze towards Gu Xingchuan was gentle. He smiled amicably. “Xingchuan, please chat with us ba. I like your new song very much!”
Gu Xingchuan glanced at him, his face gloomy, and he gave an “en” half-heartedly.
Shen Li bumped into this closed door. He looked at Song Yi for help. Song Yi smiled lightly, took the teapot, poured a cup of tea and handed it to Shen Li. “Can’t you see? He’s jealous1Literally: He’s eating vinegar..”
Gu Xingchuan was stunned for a moment. He took a deeper look at Song Yi, and retorted back, “I want you to eat your vinegar? What are you thinking about?”
Shen Li’s face was burning hot. He looked at the two of them with a light smile. “You two are still the same as before. Don’t quarrel over me again, it will hurt the feelings of your classmate.”
Song Yi nodded in agreement, not wanting to keep talking about Gu Xingchuan in front of Shen Li. He changed the subject, “Why did you come to Seacity?”
Shen Li said, “A friend of mine brought me here, and we stayed in that resort. He went out on business. I didn’t expect it to have such a coincidence, to run into you two.”
“So it turned out to be like this. You can invite your friend to have dinner together, it will be more lively.” Song Yi intended to probe this enemy of his.
Shen Li smiled and shook his head. He licked his lips. “My friend is here to find someone. I guess he’s already having dinner with that person, we best not disturb him.”
Song Yi was relieved. It seemed that Shen Li was still single, which meant that he still had hope.
Although he was an omega now, his sexual orientation would not change so quickly. He still liked a delicate and pleasant omega like Shen Li.
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In this meal, only Song Yi and Shen Li were happy. Gu Xingchuan held a sullen face the whole time and couldn’t get in a word. He just listened to Song Yi and Shen Li chatting about topics all around.
Song Yi gazed at Shen Li with such tenderness as he looked at Shen Li like how the king would look at his previous daughter, as if he would agree to anything Shen Li asked.
Gu Xingchuan had never seen Song Yi like this. He was completely different from how he was normally. His heart was frustrated, but he had no idea what he was angry about. Anyway, it left him disgusted, wanting to tear Song Yi and Shen Li apart.
Shen Li saw that the relationship between the two was not good, and it was all because of himself. He felt very guilty. Looking at the two of them, his voice gentled. “We’re all adults, so you can’t quarrel like you did during school. If you have any issues, you have to communicate properly.”
Song Yi’s heart was moved. Shen Li was still the reasonable and sensible one.
Gu Xingchuan came over coldly, pretending not to hear, not having any intention to reconcile.
Shen Li rubbed his nose and quietly pouted at Song Yi as his delicate nose was slightly wrinkled. Too meng! This cute little gesture had Song Yi exclaim in his heart, Shen Li is just too cute!
Gu Xingchuan saw Song Yi’s idiotic expression. His anger shot up to his head, and he slammed the cup with a “smack”. The poor cup spun a few reels on the table and rolled onto the floor before shattering into pieces.
- 1Literally: He’s eating vinegar.