Lang Jing Feng was restless. Pretending to look at the sun that was slowly sinking behind the building, he secretly watched Bai Ruan’s movements from the corner of his eyes.
Because the owner was thinking about such messy things, the brain area in charge of yellow waste was also very active. It automatically and consciously retrieved the scene of Lang Jing Feng encountering Bai Ruan in the toilet on the second day of his transfer.
A kind of strong odor mixed with a faint grassy green aroma. The human scent poured out from the memory, and Lang Jing Feng’s heart throbbed.
Doing that in the toilet, and covering your ass when you come out? Lang Jing Feng imagined that Bai Ruan might have done something good in the cubicle, and suddenly, he couldn’t breathe quite as smoothly anymore.
…Fuck. Lang Jing Feng violently pulled his tie into his trouser pocket and unbuttoned the two collar buttons for ventilation. The gluttonous young wolf stared at Bai Ruan and turned his head away.
He had discovered that he liked those of the same sex when he had been about thirteen.
Homosexual behaviour was common and widely accepted in nature, so animals didn’t have extreme homophobic thoughts. There were even several openly gay wolves in the Lang family. They’d never encountered criticism from within the family, so Lang Jing Feng didn’t feel that there were any issues with it.
On a certain evening after school, the thirteen-year-old young boy Lang Jing Feng had explained this to his parents in a calm tone that one might use to say, “I am one centimeter taller”. He had told them that he actually liked male wolves and boys just like himself. The reaction his parents had given him was no stronger than the reaction of those who heard, “my son has grown one centimeter taller.”
“Got it,” Mother Lang said coldly, “Go do your homework. Have you finished it yet? Your head teacher called me two days ago and said that recently, you haven’t handed in your assignments very often.
Xiao Lang Jing Feng1Xiao refers to small. So Xiao Lang Jing Feng refers to when Lang Jing Feng was younger. (also refer to chapter 1. Similar to Xiao Bai Ruan) frowned. “Oh.”
Mother Lang stared at him sharply and said vigilantly, “Don’t think that you don’t need to do homework just because you are gay. Give me less thoughts of such a beautiful thing.”
Xiao Lang Jing Feng, “…”
Mother Lang, “By the way, you have been very close to the boy at the same table with you as of late. Have you fallen in love with him?”
“No.” Xiao Lang Jing Feng was full of disgust. “Too ugly.”
Mother Lang thought about it. He was indeed unattractive. She waved her hand. “I know. Go do your schoolwork.”
“Huh…” Lang Jing Feng took a deep breath and tried his best to suppress the bestial nature branded in his bones. From a young age, he was disciplined by his parents, and their family motto was engraved into his flesh and blood again and again with a rattan. Countless times, he had engraved those three words that had been chewed dry and had tried to cool down the hot blood coursing through his body.
The family motto of the Lang family was very simple. With only three characters, it was with the most ardent of expectations that the first batch of wolves who had cultivated were taught to perfection. It was for these wild and unruly wolf children and grandchildren, and it also allowed the Lang family to have the ability to stand in human society. The spiritual cornerstone of such a firm foothold was…
To have morals.
Yes, the family motto of the Lang family for more than a hundred years were these three words: to have morals.
“To have morals” had a wide range of meanings, which naturally included not being able to mess with your teacher’s ass in the small woods of the wilderness.
Lang Jing Feng let out a sigh of desperation, deeply feeling that he had to run a circle around Longtan Mountain immediately to release his excess energy.
—If you were tired and paralyzed, you would have no energy to mess around. This was one of the wolf-style education methods taught by Mother Lang. It was used from the age of three to eighteen and had been tried and tested.
Bai Ruan drank a few sips of water and watched the sun gradually sinking beyond the city horizon. His face was rendered particularly beautiful by the warm orange glow. Without knowing, he had missed a series of misunderstandings that had made a certain teenager who thought too much feel uneasy.
Lang Jing Feng secretly glanced at Bai Ruan through the corner of his eyes again. At this moment, a bird with a round crop flew from the bottom of the mountain, tweeting, waving its wings and hopped towards Bai Ruan. The young teacher stretched his arms and allowed the bird to perch. On his arm, the bird rubbed his sleeve affectionately with its beak.
Bai Ruan smiled and said something to the little bird. His hair that had been blown back by the wind was swept by the roots; his small face was not only beautiful and lovely, but also gentle and bright. He was different from anyone Lang Jing Feng had known in the past eighteen years.
Lang Jing Feng’s restless heart calmed down, and a sudden thought took advantage of this quiet opportunity to quickly penetrate through the sea of yellow waves in his brain and burst out of the water.
This idea was quite idealistic and somewhat unrealistic, but it made Lang Jing Feng’s heart itch.
An immature idea could easily calm everything down, like a typhoon that passed through. Little wolf cubs who were above ten-years old were like that. In fact, even human juveniles, who were much calmer and more rational than wolves, also followed this principle.
“Teacher Bai.” Lang Jing Feng sat down one meter away from Bai Ruan. His two straight and slender legs were very eye-catching.
“Hmm?” Bai Ruan tilted his head slightly.
Lang Jing Feng fixed his eyes on Bai Ruan and tentatively said, “In the future… won’t it be good if I come back to our school as a physical-education teacher?”
Be a teacher? Bai Ruan’s eyes lit up slightly, showing a bit of joy, and he said loudly, “Of course it’s all right!”
Since he still didn’t dare to look at Lang Jing Feng, Bai Ruan looked into the distance and said quickly, “If you want to be a physical-education teacher, you can take the teachers’ college exam for the physical-education department. Your physical attributes are excellent and will help gain extra points for the entrance examination. It’s to your advantage, and it’s not too late for you to start working hard in the second semester of high school. I think you have the brain and skills for it.”
Lang Jing Feng observed Bai Ruan’s overjoyed look and gave a low, meaningless laugh.
… Being a teacher was helpful for improving one’s merits. As Lang Jing Feng’s character was well polished, it was appropriate for him to be a physical-education teacher. The most important thing was that Lang Jing Feng’s desire to become a physical-education teacher showed that he had started to have ideas and visions for his future. This was what gratified Bai Ruan the most.
Bai Ruan turned his head, showed a gentle smile, and mustered up the courage to look at Lang Jing Feng for a second. He then quickly lowered his eyes and continued, “I am very happy that you have a plan for the future. I agree with your idea.”
Lang Jing Feng’s lips curled up. He simply followed this impulsive idea to fantasize and whispered softly, “When that time comes, I’ll be responsible for teaching your class’s physical education. Then as soon as I go to class, you’ll fight to teach for the period and tell the students that I am sick. The physical-education period will be changed to learning idioms. Is it possible?”
Two small dimples appeared on Bai Ruan’s cheeks as he truthfully confessed, “When the learning task is intense, this kind of possibility is not ruled out.”
Lang Jing Feng lowered his head and laughed for a while, then raised his head and said, “Okay, I’ll cooperate with you when the time comes. When I see your students in the hallway, I’ll lie down and foam on the floor.”
Bai Ruan, “…What? Are you touching porcelain?”
Lang Jing Feng was amused. “Hahahaha!”
Bai Ruan was immersed in the mountain breeze warmed by the twilight. He couldn’t smell the wolf scent, so he relaxed and accompanied Lang Jing Feng to imagine his future as a teacher. “But then, I may not be the one who will grab your class. The sports period is so popular; I usually can’t even compete against Mr. Liu.”
After a moment of silence, Lang Jing Feng replied, “If it doesn’t turn out well, I will give you my lesson.”
It might have been because Lang Jing Feng’s tone had been too gentle, but his response had sounded like words of love. Bai Ruan’s chest tightened, and a hint of shyness inexplicably appeared. He shook his head hurriedly and seriously said, “That’s great. It’s a deal. Well… since you have the idea of taking the college-entrance examination, you’ll have to focus on studying. How about it? Can you do it?”
Bai Ruan didn’t really expect Lang Jing Feng to fulfill his goal of being the school’s physical-education teacher, but he had to find a reason to facilitate his study.
Lang Jing Feng’s chest was hot, and he said, “I have taken it to heart.”
“What you say counts.” Bai Ruan got up, bowed his head, and patted the dirt off his pants. “I’ll really supervise you in the future.”
Lang Jing Feng grinned. “Okay.”
“Let’s go. We won’t be able to see the road if we don’t head down now,” Bai Ruan said.
Bai Ruan’s mouth did not stop as the two of them went down the mountain. He worked hard to help Lang Jing Feng, who was so “brainwashed by the bird-feeding environmental-protection trip that he suddenly changed his mind,” to formulate a study plan. No matter what Bai Ruan said, Lang Jing Feng would respond with ‘en’ and ‘ah.’ His lazy tone was one that carried a bit of indulgence, like a big bad wolf that allowed a little white rabbit to jump around wildly in front of him.
When they reached the foot of the mountain, the sky was already dark.
“Teacher Bai.” Lang Jing Feng rubbed his stomach. “Are you hungry?”
There was a wolf beside him who was hungry, and Bai Ruan’s back turned cold. He replied, “That… I’m okay.”
“Let’s have a bite together.” Lang Jing Feng’s voice was a little pitiful. “At this time, I won’t have any food when I go home.”
“No.” Bai Ruan stiffly walked towards the subway station. “There are many restaurants around here, you can eat by yourself.”
“I want to eat hot pot. It’s too embarrassing to eat by myself. I’ll treat you.” Lang Jing Feng smiled and stood in front of Bai Ruan to block his way. When Bai Ruan turned left, he also turned left, and when Bai Ruan turned right, he also turned right. The young teacher did not dare to touch him and just stood there, dumbfounded.
Bai Ruan gritted his teeth. “You…”
“There is a hot-pot restaurant across the road.” Lang Jing Feng teased Bai Ruan, “Accompany me to eat, and I’ll properly complete my Chinese homework this weekend. Not sloppily, either.”
Bai Ruan rolled his eyes when he heard it. “You’re writing for me? The conversation when coming down the mountain was useless.”
Seeing that this wolf cub wouldn’t let him off, Bai Ruan had to respond after a few rounds of his persistence. As there were many people in the restaurant, he was not very worried. Moreover, he could only eat vegetarian dishes for hot pot and was not afraid of having a stomachache.
The two proceeded to enter the hot-pot restaurant.
“Can Teacher Bai eat spicy food?” Lang Jing Feng asked.
“Not at all,” Bai Ruan responded. “How about you?”
Lang Jing Feng, “Me too.”
In terms of having the ability to eat spicy food, wolves and rabbits were as weak as chickens.
Bai Ruan turned his head and said to the waiter, “We’ll have a pot of two separate soup bases. Thank you.”
Lang Jing Feng suddenly suspected that the conversation that had just happened had been his own illusion. “…”
Bai Ruan continued, “But both sides have clear soup pot bottoms. We’ll dip our food separately. Sorry to trouble you.”
Lang Jing Feng was unhappy. “Why separate?”
“I’m vegetarian,” Bai Ruan said embarrassedly. “I don’t eat any meat.”
Lang Jing Feng raised his eyebrows at this unexpected information. However, Bai Ruan’s thin body and his enthusiasm for protecting animals were all in line with the setting of being a vegetarian. Therefore, Lang Jing Feng accepted it quickly and asked, “You believe in Buddhism?”
Bai Ruan shook his head. “No.”
Lang Jing Feng, “Animal rights?”
Bai Ruan, “That’s not it as well.”
Lang Jing Feng, “Allergies?”
Bai Ruan had to explain, “No, it’s actually a matter of taste. I don’t like the taste of meat, just like how some people don’t like the taste of vegetables.”
Lang Jing Feng nodded slightly. “Single?”
Bai Ruan gave a hum from the routine questions, and when he realised something was wrong, his eyes glared at the wolf cub. “Why are you asking this?!”
Lang Jing Feng was happy. “Just a casual question. Showing a bit of concern. Teacher, what do you want to drink?”
Bai Ruan’s cheeks were red. He didn’t know if he was feeling angry or something else, but he wanted to say a few words to Lang Jing Feng. However, the topic had been quickly drawn to drinking. Bai Ruan choked for a moment and responded in an aggrieved manner, “Plain water.”
The author has something to say:
Lang Jing Feng: I guess Teacher Xiaobai is also single, but I still want to make sure. Lest I think too much.
Bai Ruan Ruan: …:)
- 1Xiao refers to small. So Xiao Lang Jing Feng refers to when Lang Jing Feng was younger. (also refer to chapter 1. Similar to Xiao Bai Ruan)