At this moment, a pile of carton foam and parts were scattered on the floor of Lang Jing Feng’s residence.
Bright objective lenses, brand-new stages and push-pull rods, scattered dissection tools, pipettes, specimens and stains, plus a special aluminium alloy carrying case… All of these made this unassembled microscope exuded a fascinating sense of technology, and the thick, long and huge lens barrel and the smooth and slender metal tripod next to these microscope parts belonged to an astronomical telescope that was about to be assembled.
Both items weren’t cheap, so buying them together just happened to use up all the money Lang Jing Feng forcibly left in the drawer of Bai Ruan’s study the previous time.
Bai Ruan threw the manual away, picked up the lens barrel and installed it on the tripod. His face that was flushed from the tiredness of moving things was full of joy. While installing, he tried to use a cheerful and brisk tone to mobilise Lang Jing Feng’s curiosity of the universe and the microscopic world. “This telescope is very good. It is said that it can take pictures of Saturn’s rings and the M42 nebula1It is a distinct body of interstellar clouds. Link… The microscope can see cells and various microorganisms. How is it? It’s fun, right?”
Lang Jing Feng pursed his lips and stared at Bai Ruan with a gloomy expression on his face, torn between going mad and darkening or holding back until June.
Teacher Xiao Bai calmly enlivened the classroom atmosphere. “You haven’t seen mites, right? Scrape some specimens from your bed later, and let’s look at them together.”
Lang Jing Feng said fiercely, “I want to throw you on the bed.”
Bai Ruan, “…you don’t like these?”
Lang Jing Feng walked silently behind Bai Ruan, and hugged him. In a dangerous tone, he replied, “It’s not a matter of liking it or not, but isn’t it supposed to be romantic? You didn’t fulfil what you promised. Don’t you need to make up for it and compensate me?” Saying that, Lang Jing Feng ambiguously pinched Bai Ruan’s meatless waist, and asked with a little doubt, “Baby, are you looking for the sun2(Actual words:找日)”日” can also be understood as “sexual behavior”. on purpose?”
“What nonsense!” Bai Ruan’s ears were hot, and he pointed to the parts scattered on the ground, and argued, “I will show you the farthest and closest things in this world, isn’t that romantic?”
Lang Jing Feng was startled speechless. “…”
Looking at the microscope and the telescope, he didn’t feel romantic at all, but when Bai Ruan said this, it immediately changed.
“As expected of a language teacher,” Lang Jing Feng’s displeased expression softened a little, and his heart was even a little sweet. He couldn’t help but reach out and fiddled with Bai Ruan’s soft lips, “Still quite good with words ah.”
“That’s how it was originally. It’s not that I’m good with words.” Bai Ruan succeeded with a single blow, and with enthusiasm, he chased after victory, “In addition, this telescope can still see the NGC 2237 nebula, which is the world-famous Rose Nebula. The shape of the nebula is like a rose.” Bai Ruan said, feeling that he was too creative and too good at making people happy. With his round tail curled up, he was quite complacent, “What’s so special about the flower rose? The rose nebula is a man’s romance…”
Lang Jing Feng’s eyes dimmed, and he picked up Bai Ruan, who was still talking, and strode to the bedroom.
“The microscope hasn’t been installed yet!” Bai Ruan twisted and turned. Still reluctantly trying to arouse his thirst for knowledge, he was dragged to the bed by Lang Jing Feng, “Don’t you want to see that box of specimens that the seller sent? There’s everything there…”
It was a pity that this wild and untamable little wolf cub was only aroused by sexual desire. His eyes went straight to Bai Ruan’s bottom, smiled and said, “I want to see the little tadpoles. Will Teacher Bai cooperate with me to collect some samples?”
Masturbating to each other for the sake of science sounded magnifical.
Lang Jing Feng’s birthday came and went and there were only 60 days left before the college entrance examination. His last indulgence was over.
In the class, every student’s strings were stretched tight. Even after class, no one was making any noise and laughing in the classroom. It was only full of the sounds of speeches and discussions that were deliberately suppressed in order to avoid disturbing others.
The rustling voices of the students; The scratching of the pen tip on the paper; The crisp vibration of the pages and papers being flipped; The rustling sound of the light being sifted by the clouds; The sudden agitation of the curtains by the wind, the twittering of the birds. The sound of birds flying across the sky… All kinds of delicate and trivial sounds were mixed together. It was like silkworms chewing mulberry leaves.3Means slow and steadily, like silkworms they chew slowly but continuously. In a blink of an eye, several days passed. 50 days, 40 days, 30 days, 20 days…
As the bell rang, the last self-study class at the high school came to a glorious end. After the bell rang, no one in the class got up. Students looked at one another, and felt as if they were in an unreal trance.
It’s really over ah… This kind of emotion quickly swept over the whole class.
After supervising the last self-study class, Bai Ruan stood up with a straight back, looked around, and then bowed to the students under the podium. When he straightened his back, he showed his gentle signature smile. The two pear eddies filled with sunlight as he joked to the students, “You are the best class I have ever led.”
Someone below complained, “No, Old Bai, you have only taught me for a term ah!”
Bai Ruan and the students laughed together, and the sadness of parting was slightly lessened.
“I wish you all the best results in the exam.” Bai Ruan’s eyes were bright, and he clapped his hands before being infected by the sentimental emotion, and said, “Okay, everyone go downstairs to gather for graduation photos. Chen Ran, please help organise.”
The students started to move and were about to walk outside the classroom when Zhou Hao Chen, who was sitting in the first row, suddenly stepped onto the podium. His bean sprout-like body trembled slightly, and he uttered a word trembling with great courage, “Teacher Bai, c-can you give me a hug?”
“Come.” Bai Ruan smiled and opened his arms generously.
Zhou Hao Chen walked over mechanically, wrapped his arms around Bai Ruan’s body like a dragonfly, and hurriedly released it, crying, “Thank you, Teacher Bai.”
Bai Ruan smiled and understood what Zhou Hao Chen was thankful for. After the serious bullying incident, this seemingly sensitive and vulnerable child quickly emerged from the shadows, and his academic performance didn’t decline but improved. With Bai Ruan’s once a week encouragement of a heart-to-heart talk, his personality had also become more cheerful, and he was no longer shy and introverted.
Bai Ruan stretched out his hand and rubbed heavily on Zhou Hao Chen’s soft little curly hair, and said, “It’s what I’m supposed to do. You are brave. You can do it.”
“Hmm!” Zhou Hao Chen nodded vigorously, shaking off a few tears.
As soon as he opened his mouth, all the students in the class who had a good relationship with Bai Ruan rushed to the podium to request a graduate hug from Teacher Xiao Bai, and even said a few words. After talking for a bit, even the stiff and old-fashioned Zhang Tao and the leather monkey Li Bo Ming didn’t miss a hug.
“Teacher Bai, your class is very good, I loved listening to it.” After hugging, Zhang Tao pushed his glasses up and commented seriously.
Bai Ruan also responded seriously, “Thank you for your affirmation.”
“You promised to rank up with me a hundred times,” Li Bo Ming complained boldly when he got his graduation certificate, “Old Bai, how about it? Can you take me for a flight after the college entrance examination?”
As soon as Bai Ruan thought of the side effects of the qualifying streak, his head was big, and he said perfunctorily, “Fly Fly Fly, I’ll take you to fly after the exam.”
Bai Ruan was very popular among the students. The temporary farewell ceremony went on for a long time. Shen Jia Han, who had miraculously recovered from leukaemia, also came to the podium and asked for a hug. Bai Ruan clenched his hands into fists and hugged Shen Jia Han’s back at a distance of two centimetres. Like a gentleman, he didn’t touch anywhere. Shen Jia Han had red eyes and whispered in Bai Ruan’s ear while the classroom was noisy, “Teacher Bai, that night, I seemed to have seen you at the ward in the middle of the night. You even touched my forehead.”
Bai Ruan took a step back, an inquiring smile appeared on his face, his eyes widened innocently, and he said warmly, “Didn’t I leave early on the day I visited? You must have been dreaming.”
Shen Jia Han showed a disbelieving smile, wiped away her tears and said, “En, I also think it was a dream.”
It was a soft, fluffy little paw that touched her forehead that day, like a little white rabbit squatting beside the pillow.
She didn’t know why, but Shen Jia Han always felt that it was not a dream, and that it was Teacher Xiao Bai.
“I want to hug you too.” A low voice sounded, Lang Jing Feng walked up to the podium, and hugged Bai Ruan into his arms. The gesture of hooking his waist was so skillful that he almost bowed his head for a kiss.
The hug the other classmates and Bai Ruan had was friendly. However, Lang Jing Feng relied on his tall and broad shoulders to hold Bai Ruan’s thin upper body in his arms. In addition, he didn’t let go and had a cold, stoic face and didn’t speak. This male god didn’t speak, and the other students didn’t dare to say a word. The awkward silence spread in the classroom for a moment. Lang Jing Feng asked in a provocative tone, “Who else still wants to hug Teacher Bai?”
Bai Ruan, “…”
So the sudden farewell ceremony came to an abrupt end. The classmates went downstairs to gather to take graduation photos. Bai Ruan took advantage when no one was looking and pinched Lang Jing Feng angrily. As a result, the wolf cub also pinched his waist in turn, making the two look as if they were flirting.
In front of the teaching building, each class was taking graduation photos in turn. The school leaders were rooted in the chairs in the first row like a set prop, and students would change to the next class after taking photos.
Soon it was the turn of Class Four to take pictures. Chen Ran organised the students to stand. Most of the girls stood in the second row. A few tall girls and all the boys stood in the third and fourth rows respectively. Bai Ruan sat down among the heads of departments in the first row.
“Wait a minute.” Lang Jing Feng called out, got down from the last row, and squeezed into the position behind Bai Ruan in the second row.
“Lang Jing Feng, you go to the last row, you standing here are blocking others…” Before Chen Ran could finish a sentence, Lang Jing Feng immediately squatted down, making himself the same height as the two little girls on the left and right, raised his eyebrows at Chen Ran, and said, “I’m not blocking anymore, am I?”
The girls around him laughed, and had no objection. Bai Ruan didn’t seem to hear the commotion behind him. He didn’t turn his head and didn’t say anything, but his ears were a little red. Thus, Chen Ran had to stand at Lang Jing Feng’s original spot in the last row.
“Three, two, one, egg—plant.4While Western people usually say “cheese” when taking photos, in China, people usually shout out “茄子(qiézi)!” which means “eggplant.”” The photographer repeated the old routine that has remained unchanged for thousands of years. Moments before the shutter was pressed, Lang Jing Feng raised his hand and put a rabbit ear on Bai Ruan’s head, the corner of his lips twitched. With an arrogant arc, he smiled teasingly and handsomely. Bai Ruan, who was unaware of this, also looked at the camera and smiled brilliantly.
With a click, Lang Jing Feng’s high school life officially ended.
At this point, the college entrance examination was only two and a half days away.
The author has something to say:
Lang Jing Crazy: My tadpoles swim faster than Teacher Bai’s tadpoles. 🙂
Bai Ruan Ruan: … I didn’t give you a microscope for you to see this!!!
- 1It is a distinct body of interstellar clouds. Link
- 2(Actual words:找日)”日” can also be understood as “sexual behavior”.
- 3Means slow and steadily, like silkworms they chew slowly but continuously.
- 4While Western people usually say “cheese” when taking photos, in China, people usually shout out “茄子(qiézi)!” which means “eggplant.”
2 thoughts on “Chapter 54 – I will take you to see the farthest and closest things of the world.”
Xiao Bai is the absolute cutest. What an adorable gift, I’m crying.
I forgot that mites live on us…
The hugs and the jealous LJF XD Thank you so much!