Chapter 8 – Late Night

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In order to take care of Gu Xingchuan, Song Yi opted for a standard room that had the width of two beds just less than one meter away.

Song Yi sat on the carpet, took out the medicine box, and carefully changed the medication on Gu Xingchuan’s calf. The blue marks had faded. “We can go to the hospital to remove the gauze when we return.”

Gu Xingchuan leaned on the bed, fiddling with his mobile phone and listened to Song Yi’s words. When he looked up, he saw suspicious redness on Song Yi’s ears. The pale ears were especially obvious, like a little rabbit’s.

“Your ears are red?” Gu Xingchuan questioned.

Song Yi was astounded. He was really embarrassed, his ears were red when he heard someone’s mother talk. How could he look just like a virgin?

Gu Xingchuan tilted his head and looked at Song Yi’s ear tips. They were pretty good-looking, but when they saw Song Yi’s embarrassed expression, he understood at once. It was like a firegun exploded. “Fuck! Song Yi! You’re looking for death!”

Song Yi wanted to be an ostrich and bury his head, but he was used to pretending all was well and smiled casually. “I am a male. This is a normal reaction. It proves that Auntie is very attractive.”

“Scram!” Gu Xingchuan grabbed Song Yi by the collar and slammed him onto the bed, his tall and sturdy body clinging to Song Yi as he viciously warned, “That’s my mother. Haven’t you heard a woman speak?”

Song Yi pushed his shoulder, but his strength had a wide disparity. Gu Xingchuan was motionless as a rock. Song Yi was irritated. What was this? How could this even be an issue? “What do you want me to say? You get up first!”

“You have the nerve!” Gu Xingchuan approached him, staring at Song Yi with wolf-like eyes. “Do you like listening to people acting like a baby so much?”

Rarely do Alphas don’t like listening to Omegas acting like cottequish, alright?

“Stop making trouble.” Song Yi lost his temper.

Gu Xingchuan stared at Song Yi angrily for a few more seconds. It was not like he had not met with this before. But his fist was so tough that no one dared to make a move in front of him.

Under the spotlight, Song Yi’s skin was almost transparent, as if a pinch would break it apart. The eyes behind the glasses were wide and round, the iris very pale as the eyelashes were thick and black, looking just like an elk.1

There was a peculiar sensation in Gu Xingchuan’s heart; his heart was sour and itchy as he noticed Song Yi’s strangely beautiful eyes.

He loosened Song Yi’s collar and stiffly said, “What’s so good about acting cottequish? So unpleasant to listen to!”  

Song Yi breathed a sigh of relief, really afraid that Gu Xingchuan would move his fist. He could not fight against his physique; he would only be beaten.

“You really have no taste!” Gu Xingchuan gritted out a line.

Song Yi thought, Me thinking your mother is attractive means I have no taste? Isn’t this turning around to scold your mother? Really a small barbecued pork.

“You can think whatever you want. I’m going to sleep.” Song Yi raised his arm, making a gesture to turn the bedside lamp off.

Gu Xingchuan stayed still. Under the silent night, there was only a lamp beside the bed. Under the cover of the dark mountains, there was only each other’s breathing.

An Alpha’s warm body temperature was emitted through thin clothing, transmitting towards Song Yi’s body. The muscular and sinewy arms that were pressed against Song Yi’s chest, the faint blue veins were visible… Song Yi couldn’t help thinking of that time…

Gu Xingchuan looked at him, sat up, then laid back on his bed with a cold face.

Song Yi quickly turned off the light. This totally black space gave Song Yi a sense of security. He really regretted opening a room and staying with Gu Xingchuan. Even the air was filled with a sense of danger.

The past few days had been very tiring and thus, Song Yi fell asleep quickly.

When he awoke, in a daze, he turned over and touched the bed sheet with his palm. Moist and sticky.

Song Yi opened his eyes in confusion. He raised his hand, the middle of his palm wet.

This was obvious.

Gu Xingchuan slept very well, his breathing was long and even. Song Yi’s body stiffened. The alarm bell in his head rang out, his heart was about to jump out of his throat.

Several minutes passed. Song Yi quietly put on his clothes, opened the door and walked out.

He clearly remembered that he had taken inhibitors, but the prelude to estrus still arrived. As to who was to blame, he could only blame Gu Xingchuan’s provocation that evening. Song Yi angrily smashed the steering wheel a few times, then took deep breaths while holding onto his head.

Really having anything and everything come onto him. He really has to go to the temple to burn incense and worship Buddha to remove such bad luck.  

The nearest 24-hour pharmacy only took half an hour by car. Song Yi bought the inhibitor, went back to the guest house, quietly changed the sheets and into clean clothes, before laying back onto his warm bed. 

Already he was lacking sleep. With frustration in his heart, he turned back and forth like pancakes on a flipping pan.

Under the dark night, Gu Xingchuan’s monochrome eyes were shining brightly as he stared back.

This scene was even more frightening than any scary movie. For a moment, Song Yi’s scalp numbed, his heart galloping as if it was shocked.

When did Gu Xingchuan wake!?

“You had a wet dream?” Gu Xingchuan’s voice was lazy and husky, sounding like he had just woken up.

Song Yi’s lips trembled, saying nothing.

Gu Xingchuan yawned, propped his chin with one hand, and weighed Song Yi. “Why did you run out at night?”

“I’m an insomniac. Went out to get some air,” Song Yi calmly answered.

Gu Xingchuan glanced at him, blinking his sleepy eyes a few times. “Deep mountains and forests. You are not afraid?”  

“Never.”

“Crazy.” Gu Xingchuan chuckled. As he was about to lie back on the pillow to fall asleep again, he smelled a milky pheromone in the air, very very light.

Came from the taste of an Omega, pure and fresh, fragile yet beautiful, an exceptionally splendid flavour.

Gu Xingchuan’s heartbeat almost paused. He could not forget this smell.

It was Shen Li’s taste.

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Gu Xingchuan sat up from the bed. With the cloak of the night draped over him, he stared at Song Yi bearing an invisible pressure. He asked in a cold voice, “Did you go to see Shen Li? Where is he?”    

Song Yi’s head hurt. No matter what he said, he could not escape it, so he simply took advantage and answered, “Do you think I will tell you?”

“You better tell me truthfully,” Gu Xingchuan warned.

Song Yi smiled, sat up and put on his shoes, and said slowly, “Gu Xingchuan, we are rivals in love. I won’t tell you Shen Li’s movements.”

Gu Xingchuan was silent for a few seconds, and questioned stiffly, “Why wouldn’t he see me?”

It was obvious that they had a good understanding together that night. Yet the other party seemed to have evaporated. Gu Xingchuan really couldn’t understand it.

Song Yi smiled as he walked.”How would I know? Shouldn’t you ask yourself?”

He walked to the door. Song Yi held the cold doorknob, jokingly said, “Maybe it’s because you can’t. That let Shen Li down.”

Song Yi opened the door with one hand. Only feeling a gust of wind behind him when Gu Xingchuan strode forward, twisting Song Yi’s arm against the door. His anger was like a raging river, “Song Yi, you touched Shen Li.”

Tonight was really bad luck. Song Yi leaned back against the door, thinking that he shouldn’t have come on vacation. If he had stayed at home, then none of this would happen. “No, I didn’t touch him.”

“You have his pheromones on your body, I can smell it,” Gu Xingchuan stated gloomily.

Song Yi gritted his teeth. “He is in estrus. I brought him inhibitors, but I didn’t touch him.”

“Really?”

“Really.” Song Yi gave a steady smile. “Do you think it will take me only half an hour?”

Gu Xingchuan narrowed his eyes. The two were too close. Song Yi’s lips were pale pink, very full, like ripe berries. It was rare to see such lips for Alphas.

Looked soft and tender, making one want to pinch.

Amidst the quiet surroundings, only the beat of each other’s breathing could be heard. Just like in a movie, with demons and gods at work, Gu Xingchuan raised his hand and gently touched Song Yi’s lips. Those soft lips buckled under pressure.

Incredibly soft. The tactile sensation was exquisite.

Song Yi was frightened by this action. The hairs on his arms stood upside down. His back stiffened and he dared not move. “What are you doing?”

Gu Xingchuan was in shock. The action just now was entirely done subconsciously. He had no other thoughts, but it was still really weird. He coughed slightly and brushed it off. “If you dare touch Shen Li, I will chop off your old man. Understand?”

Really fucking perverted. Song Yi couldn’t afford to provoke him, so he pushed Gu Xingchuan away. He coldly re-arranged his clothes. “I know. Now that your legs are healed, I don’t need to take care of you anymore, do as you please.”

Gu Xingchuan took a step back. Song Yi opened the door and strode out. The air outside was fresh.

Inside the room, Gu Xingchuan raised his hand and gently touched his lips. His lips were too thin. They felt cold and hard to the touch.

But Song Yi’s lips were also very thin. Yet why were they so soft to the touch?

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