Chapter 28 – The feeling of family

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As an actor, his activities during the day and night were reversed. He had an irregular diet and was often drunk at the regular dinner parties which more or less caused his stomach problems. Song Yi used to have this problem occasionally, but recently it was happening too frequently.

“You still want to go drinking when you’re like this?” Gu Xingchuan frowned.

Song Yi rinsed his mouth, the churning in his stomach felt a lot better. He straightened up and pinched his cheeks.”Please take me to Tianqin Bay, I won’t go to the bar anymore.”

He couldn’t drink, so he could only go find comfort by relaxing with his friends.

Gu Xingchuan glared at him. “Who are you looking for?”

“A friend of mine.” Song Yi sat back in the passenger seat, brushed his hair in the rearview mirror, and tidied up his appearance.

Seeing him like this, Gu Xingchuan saw that he was about to meet someone important. He placed both his hands in his trouser pockets, and casually asked, “Is that alpha or omega married?”

“His name is Cheng Song. You’ve met him before.” Song Yi replied casually, lazy to answer that strange question.

“Cheng Song was looking for your old man at Seaside City last time.” Gu Xingchuan had a deep impression of Cheng Song, especially the happy appearance of Song Yi when Cheng Song was on the phone.

Song Yi rolled his eyes and stated seriously, “Cheng Song is only thirty years old, so he can’t be considered an old man. Don’t call him that.”

Gu Xingchuan said with a sullen face, “You want me to send you to Cheng Song?”

“If it’s inconvenient for you, I can drive my own car over there.” Song Yi gestured to get out of the car.

Gu Xingchuan quickly sat back in the driver’s seat, buckled the safety lock, and snorted coldly, “Fine. You can find him. I’ll go with you.”

The first time they met, Song Yi had remembered clearly how Gu Xingchuan disrespected Cheng Song. He frowned. “Don’t follow me. What are you going there for?”

“Then you are not allowed to go.” Gu Xingchuan held the handbrake, stepped on the accelerator. The car drove out of the parking space.

Song Yi was stunned. In a bad mood, he turned his face away and looked at the moving scenery outside the car window.

Gu Xingchuan stifled his temper and stared at the roads for a while, thinking of the last time Song Yi and Cheng Song were on the phone. One was happy, and even wanted to see the movies. Damn it. How could there be such things?

After a while, he sullenly tested the enemy’s situation. “If you are going to see Cheng Song at night, wouldn’t his wife mind?”

Song Yi turned his neck to look at him and answered, “Cheng Song is not married. We are friends.”

“What kind of friends would watch a movie together late at night?” Gu Xingchuan knew that he overstepped by asking these questions, but he could no longer restrain himself.

Song Yi couldn’t take it anymore. “Don’t you also have friends? Don’t just think of flirty thoughts, alright?”

Gu Xingchuan gripped the steering wheel in anger. “I won’t watch a movie with my friends.”

Song Yi’s lips twitched. “Didn’t we watch a movie together?”

“You are not my friend.” Gu Xingchuan said without thinking.

Song Yi made an “oh” sound. That sentence pricked. He thought that after getting along these days, their friendship had bud.

He didn’t think he didn’t even count as a friend.

When waiting for the red light, Gu Xingchuan saw Song Yi’s listlessness and realized that he had said the wrong thing. His jaw twitched tightly and squeezed a line between his teeth, “You are better than a friend.”

“Really?” Song Yi regained some energy and felt much more comfortable in his heart. Otherwise, after so many years of being classmates and colleagues, to not even be friends in the eyes of him, that would be too miserable.

Gu Xingchuan pursed his lips stiffly. The word ‘friend’ made him uncomfortable. Fuck being his friend.

Gu Xingchuan drove to his house and Song Yi was surprised. He followed into the familiar-looking door.

It was cleaner than before. Song Yi changed his slippers and sat on the soft sofa in the living room, playing with his mobile phone and replying to the work text messages in his mailbox.

In the kitchen, Gu Xingchuan was doing god-knows-what, clicking and making sounds, with the washing sounds lingering.

After he finished replying to his emails, Song Yi became restless. He got up and walked around Gu Xingchuan’s house.

This house was too big, with three floors up and down, accompanied with a garden and swimming pool. When he came here before, he was so angry that he didn’t take a good look at it.

Looking at this once more, he felt the power of money. If he worked hard for another ten or eight years, he would also build such a building for himself to stay till retirement. Then he would raise a dog to watch and guard the house. His later life would be filled with happiness and contentment.

He strolled around, returned to the first floor, before pausing in front of a half-closed door. The room was surrounded by soundproof materials. The surrounding walls were covered with musical instruments and a jukebox. It appeared to be a karaoke room.

He pushed open the door and walked in, picked up the microphone stand, weighed the heavy microphone, saw the projector opposite, and connected a teleprompter. During his free time, it seemed Gu Xingchuan recorded songs at home.

Being an actor himself, acting every part of his working hour, Song Yi did not want to work during his spare time. Putting himself in Gu Xingchuan’s shoes, he wondered where he had found the leisurely mindset to sing songs at home.

Just as he was thinking about it, Song Yi smelled the faint aroma of rice, the sweet and alluring smell whetting his appetite.

Gu Xingchuan stood outside the door and looked at him strangely. “What are you doing here?”

“I’m simply strolling around.” Song Yi shrugged and looked around. “This place of yours is pretty good here.”

Gu Xingchuan’s expression softened. “Nothing much to see, I occasionally record songs here.”

“You got an award.” Song Yi pointed to a trophy shelf beside the wall. There were all kinds of golden and crystal trophies. One of them was a cartoon-shaped trophy.

Song Yi praised, “The station’s annual popularity award. Which category are you from?”

This trophy was not easy to get, getting only after the fans reached one million. Gu Xingchuan actually had one million fans in his station.

Gu Xingchuan glanced at him without changing his expression. “Slice of Life. The meal is getting cold. Do you still want to eat it?”

Song Yi was very curious. “What are you doing in the Slice of Life genre?”

Although he didn’t pay much attention, he knew there were not many U masters with millions of fans in that Slice of Life category.

Gu Xingchuan lowered his face. “Are you going to eat or talk nonsense?”

Song Yi was indeed very hungry. He hadn’t eaten all afternoon. Within a few minutes of sitting down at the table, Gu Xingchuan brought out a bowl of white porridge, a plate of soy lotus vegetables, and a plate of small green vegetables from the kitchen.

The presentation was not bad, leaving the viewer wanting to open his mouth wide.

The taste of the white porridge was very light, but it was steaming and warm in the stomach. Paired with the side dishes, it was fresh and refreshing, filled with the breath of life.

Gu Xingchuan put down the dishes and went into the kitchen to wash the dishes. He was busy for a while. In the semi-open kitchen, Song Yi could see his tall and slender back from one side of his head, leisurely humming an unknown English song.

Song Yi was a little moved. In fact, he hadn’t had a quiet meal for a long time. With the crew, he would be in a hurry to eat. When he got home, Zhao Hongyan was busy playing mahjong. Either he cooked, or if not, he ordered takeout.

He hadn’t experienced this feeling of “home” in a long time.

Song Yi gave a wry smile. It was really a bit miserable to this level, to actually feel the illusion of warmth from his rival.

It seemed it was time for him to find someone to live with.

After eating, Gu Xingchuan flipped out a disc and put it in the DVD player. The screen turned around for a while. It was the XXX they watched together in the cinema last time.

Although Song Yi really liked watching this movie, watching it twice in a short time would also be boring. “Can you change the movie?”

Gu Xingchuan glanced at him, stretched out his long legs and sat beside him, and said calmly, “Don’t you like watching it?”

His idea was very simple. If Song Yi was bored, Song Yi would not watch this with Cheng Song.

“You watch, ba.” Song Yi began to feel sleepy. Recently returning from the production, his normal routine had not yet been adjusted back.

By the time Gu Xingchuan came out of the shower, he had fallen asleep on the sofa, leaning against the pillow.

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It was eleven o’clock at night. The surroundings were all silent, except for the sound of the TV set.

Gu Xingchuan squatted next to Song Yi, leaning his neck to look at him. Song Yi’s breathing was even and long. His hairspray had long weakened, a few locks of hair were sticking to his cheeks, looking very soft, and his glasses were crooked. Straight nose, serene posture, looking like a well-behaved cub.

It was too quiet, Gu Xingchuan heard his heartbeat. He paused, reached out and patted Song Yi’s cheek. “Go to bed, you will catch a cold if you sleep here.”

Song Yi rubbed on the pillow, his sleepy eyes half-open and half-closed, “No need, I should go home.”

“It’s too late, you’re sleeping at my house tonight.” Gu Xingchuan pressed his shoulders and allowed no other option.

How could Song Yi dare to spend the night here? After all, they had slept together before. Coming over to have a homemade meal was still alright. But if he really spends the night at Gu Xingchuan’s house, with the two of them being an alpha and omega, any minor spark could flare into a wildfire.

He put his hand on the sofa, wanting to get up, but he couldn’t resist Gu Xingchuan’s strength. After a long time, he couldn’t move, and said angrily, “Then don’t touch me.”

Gu Xingchuan looked at him condescendingly. He stretched out his hand to squeeze his face, and made an indent on his fair and clean cheek, “I will just touch you. What’s it to you?”

Song Yi was in a good mood originally, but when he heard this, he became angry. Yet because his cheek was pinched, he couldn’t say a word.

Even rabbits would bite if frightened. Damn him. Song Yi turned his face sideways and opened his mouth to bite Gu Xingchuan’s hand, but Gu Xingchuan seemed to have anticipated his action. As soon as Song Yi opened his mouth, he kissed him hard and their uncivilised breath entangled, depriving him of the right to breathe.

Song Yi was stunned, as if struck by lightning.

Unlike the hasty kiss in Seaside City last time, today’s atmosphere was truly exceptional. Gu Xingchuan’s focus was on kissing. Song Yi looked at those close eyelashes stirring, angry yet dazed. What was this feeling called?

Song Yi pushed his shoulders away, his face was hot with anger, he wiped his wet lips and cursed, “You’re crazy.”

With his blushing face, his lips made himself even redder, leaving the viewer to think even more, heart pounding and galloping.

Gu Xingchuan licked his lips, feeling good in his heart. He said confidently, “Let me prove that not only can I touch you, I can also move my mouth.”

Before Song Yi was out of breath, he grabbed a pillow next to him and threw it, “You’re a stinky rogue.”

He didn’t want to think about those two nights. But every time Gu Xingchuan had intimate contact with him, it came back to mind.

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