Bai Ruan imagined Lang Jing Feng sleeping with an empty grass nest in his arms, and the tip of his heart seemed to be twisted by someone. He felt uncomfortable for a while.
But there were some things that couldn’t be helped. Senior year was too precious. Bai Ruan didn’t want Lang Jing Feng to waste time being in a relationship. In the future…there would be time for it.
Lang Jing Feng was used to being rejected for a long time, and he didn’t care. He just picked up the bowl and drank the porridge, but Bai Ruan stared at the small grass nest with a troubled face.
The slightly hot porridge soothed the empty stomach. Lang Jing Feng drank the porridge in one swoop and put down the empty bowl. His sharp eyes swept over Bai Ruan and pondered for a moment. It seemed to have penetrated the guilt in Bai Ruan’s heart, and he suddenly gave a wicked smile.
Bai Ruan felt nervous by his sudden grin. “What?”
Lang Jing Feng licked his lips. “Are there any more porridge?”
“There’s more than half of the pot left, I’ll get it for you.” Bai Ruan felt ashamed, and hurriedly took the bowl, but Lang Jing Feng grabbed his wrist.
“I suddenly thought of something.” Lang Jing Feng stared at him firmly, “My birthday is in five months time. On April 6th, remember to prepare a gift for me.”
Bai Ruan was awkward. “There’s still half a year to go.”
It was the first time he met someone who reminded others to prepare a birthday present for themselves half a year in advance.
Lang Jing Feng said slowly, “Aren’t I giving you time to slowly prepare? I’ll say it first, I want it to be romantic.”
Bai Ruan looked distressed. “Romantic?”
“You don’t need to bother too much about it. I’ll be elated if you can just give me some rose chocolate…cough, cough…” Lang Jing Feng turned his head and coughed half-truthfully, and said while gasping for air, “But it must be the kind that makes one feel romantic, okay?”
Bai Ruan, “This…”
Lang Jing Feng frantically continued. “Cough! Cough! Cough…”
“Okay, I got it.” Bai Ruan reluctantly eliminated the idea of giving Lang Jing Feng a gift bag of assessments tailored towards his weak points as a birthday present.
In any case, he didn’t have to wait for his birthday to send the assessment spree, he could send it whenever it was sorted out.
“That’s it.” After the goal was achieved, Lang Jing Feng released his hand contentedly, “Don’t go back on your words.”
Once the male rabbit spoke, it was hard for the horse to chase.1(Actual words: 雄兔一言,驷马难追) Once the words are spoken, they cannot be taken back. Emphasise that what you say should be counted, and you cannot go back on your words. It was impossible to go back. Bai Ruan hummed, picked up the empty bowl and walked to the kitchen, thinking about what gift would be both romantic and educational, allowing students to gain knowledge.
A whole pot of hot meat porridge entered his stomach, and a thin layer of sweat broke out on Lang Jing Feng’s forehead. For a patient with a high fever, it was obvious that he needed to sleep.
Bai Ruan flattened the pillow on the head of the bed and said, “Lie down and rest for a while, I’ll go back to school first. I’ll come to see you after the self-study class in the afternoon.”
“You have things to do?” Lang Jing Feng grabbed Bai Ruan’s hand like a child, put it on his red-hot face, and refused to let go, “Can’t you stay here with me?”
There was nothing particularly important. While Bai Ruan was hesitating, Lang Jing Feng turned his face around Bai Ruan’s palm like a puppy, and used a low voice to forcefully act like a spoiled child, “Brother Bouncy; Brother Bai Ruan, accompany me. I’m not feeling well. My head hurts too much and I can’t sleep without you.”
That brother’s character was deliberately pulled long by him, and it sounded extraordinarily sexy and sultry. Bai Ruan’s ears softened and he gave in. “Then I’ll stay in the study.”
“Sit here.” Lang Jing Feng suddenly pulled Bai Ruan who was standing beside the bed. Bai Ruan staggered and then sat down. Lang Jing Feng then grabbed the pillow with his right hand and shoved it behind Bai Ruan’s back, letting him lean against it. The wolf’s head, which was burning hot but not less witty, rolled onto Bai Ruan’s thigh at the same time. In less than a second, the postures of the two of them were arranged clearly—If this focus was all placed onto his studies, he could easily get into Tsinghua or Beida University.2Tsinghua University- Also known as “the MIT of China.”; Beida University-nicknamed “the Harvard of China.”
After the set of action combos were completed, Lang Jing Feng lightly pecked and kissed Bai Ruan’s thigh, quickly closed his eyes and said, “Baby, I’m sleeping now.”
Bai Ruan, “…”
A few seconds later, Bai Ruan, who had accepted his fate, silently helped Lang Jing Feng tuck into the quilt, and took out his mobile phone to play.
After playing for a while, seeing that Lang Jing Feng kept his eyes closed, Bai Ruan couldn’t help but open the camera function, aimed at the perfect profile face, and secretly took a picture.
Teacher Xiao Bai was also a male creature who was prone to love the new and hate the old. He couldn’t always stare at the same photo, right?
…The picture was standstill, and Lang Jing Feng in the new photo was looking at the camera with his eyes wide open, the corners of his lips slightly raised.
Bai Ruan moved his phone away with a hellish expression, and the two of them looked directly at each other.
“Are you filming me?” Lang Jing Feng asked in a hoarse voice, “My intuition is very accurate.”
“I don’t understand what you are saying,” Bai Ruan took out the stern expression of the homeroom teacher. His face sank as he locked the home screen, “Sleep. If you’re not sleeping, I’ll leave.”
Lang Jing Feng rubbed against Bai Ruan’s legs and fell asleep with a smile.
The wolf demon had a strong physique. Under the supervision of Bai Ruan, Lang Jing Feng ate and took medicine on time. After sleeping for two days, the fever subsided and he went back to school.
During self-study this morning, the representatives of several subjects went around to collect homework.
Lang Jing Feng eyed Zhang Tao like a wolf. He saw him walking out the door, got up to catch up, snatched half of the homework from Zhang Tao’s hands, and said with a united and friendly expression, “The homework is too heavy. This brother will help you carry it.”
“Oh.” Zhang Tao squinted his eyes, and saw that the light stack of language papers in his hand had turned into a half stack. Since he was used to it, he didn’t raise any objections.
“Look at this heavy stack.” Lang Jing Feng held a dozen papers and dropped his hands to emphasise the legitimacy and rationality of his actions.
Zhang Tao, “…”
My deskmate is an idiot.
The class representative rotation rule set by Bai Ruan was that the student who ranked first in the monthly exam, would serve as the representative of the subject until the next exam. Thus, Zhang Tao, who had been ranked first in the Chinese subject all year round, took this position and almost never left it. Lang Jing Feng saw this little glass-eyed boy running to the office every day had so many opportunities to interact with his Teacher Xiao Bai, that he was sometimes called “my department’s representative” by Bai Ruan. It caused him to feel disgruntled and join Zhang Tao in this role with a thick face.
Bai Ruan had been a student for so many years and a teacher for three years. He had only met those who sit in lectures due to their enthusiasm, and had never met the student representatives. However, he knew that Lang Jing Feng had some strange monopolistic desires and thus he didn’t bother to care.
After the two finished their homework, Bai Ruan said indifferently, “Zhang Tao, you can go back. Lang Jing Feng, you stay back for a while.”
Watching Zhang Tao walk out of the office, Bai Ruan opened the drawer, took out a small object, and quickly stuffed it into Lang Jing Feng’s hand.
Lang Jing Feng spread out his palms and saw that it was a miniature rabbit figure, made out of fur.
“Take it back and put it in that grass nest.” Bai Ruan took a deep breath and tried to manage his expression, but he couldn’t stop his menacing blush, “Or it’ll just be empty…”
Lang Jing Feng gently pinched the little rabbit and smiled, “Okay.”
Seeing that the two desks closest to him were empty, Bai Ruan boldly said in a low voice, “I asked my uncle to help me weave. This is exactly the same as my original form.”
Lang Jing Feng put the little rabbit on the tip of his nose and took a hard sniff, put it in his pocket, and flipped open the language exercise book. He then leaned over to Bai Ruan, pretending to be asking a question and said in a low voice, “Used your fur?”
Bai Ruan blushed so vigorously that he knew he would be exposed, but still replied stubbornly, “No ah.”
“Lies,” Lang Jing Feng bit his lip to prevent himself from breaking out into a wide smile, “I can smell your scent.
Bai Ruan was at a loss, and brushed the exercise book in front of him, as if it was stained with something dirty.
He felt that Lang Jing Feng was too pitiful to hold an empty nest every day, and was like a little daughter-in-law who lived alone in an empty room.
Lang Jing Feng put his hand into his pocket, pinched the little fur rabbit inside, and said softly, “Bai Bai Ruan Ruan3White and soft… That’s how you got your name, Xiao Bai Ruan?”
“Call me Teacher Bai,” Bai Ruan turned to his side with red ears and raised his voice, “Okay, there’s nothing else. You may go back to your self-study.”
“Understood.” Lang Jing Feng pinched Bai Ruan’s face while no one was looking, then turned his head and left.
In the third year of high school, the academic pressure was extremely high. On the basis of completing homework in various subjects, Lang Jing Feng had to squeeze out extra time to carry out special classes for his weak parts. His grades had stabilised at the middle and upper levels of the class, and it would be more difficult if he wanted to improve. After all, he had neglected his first and second years of high school and there were still many weak points.
In such a state of intensive study and questioning, time passed very quickly. Often, after completing several sets of questions, the day was almost over. Lang Jing Feng’s impetuous temperament was also honed day by day; while the speed of his rapid grade improvement slowed down, it had still been rising steadily. In March, the first mock exam came and Lang Jing Feng’s first score was more than ten points higher than the first liner announced by the Education Bureau. As long as this steady upward trend was maintained, and the college entrance examination was performed normally, it would definitely not be a problem if he wanted to be admitted to the main teacher university in the city.
After the first exam was over, the students were busy preparing for the second one. As the weather warmed up, Lang Jing Feng’s birthday also arrived.
April 6 was coincidentally a Sunday, and high school seniors had their afternoon free.
After school, when the teachers and students were almost gone, Lang Jing Feng went to Bai Ruan’s office to help move things as agreed in advance. There were two cardboard boxes on the ground under the desk— one large and one small. All of them had signs of being previously opened before and glued back again.
“Your birthday present.” Bai Ruan explained, “It’s all easily broken, so I opened it to take a look.”
Lang Jing Feng walked around the two cardboard boxes, his wolf’s eyes shone brightly. To prevent disappointment, he confirmed uneasily, “It’s not two boxes of assessments or exam practice books, right?”
“No, it isn’t.” Bai Ruan picked up the little one, looking uncomfortable, as if embarrassed, “Didn’t you say you wanted… romantic?”
Hearing that Bai Ruan had really prepared a gift according to his request, Lang Jing Feng was full of energy and picked up the large box, thinking that if it were one of those outdated gifts, similar to the ones inside of those “My boyfriend’s birthday surprises. Boys who received this gift were moved to tears” series, he would also be happy.
However, what Lang Jing Feng never expected was…
The author has something to say:
Lang Jing Crazy: Fuck, it’s so heavy, two boxes of condoms?
Bai Ruan Ruan: Wishful thinking. 🙂
- 1(Actual words: 雄兔一言,驷马难追) Once the words are spoken, they cannot be taken back. Emphasise that what you say should be counted, and you cannot go back on your words.
- 2Tsinghua University- Also known as “the MIT of China.”; Beida University-nicknamed “the Harvard of China.”
- 3White and soft