GC: Chapter 64

64. I’ll Scout It Out

“What wish?” YiHan asked tentatively.

“You didn’t know?” XueQing asked in a shocked tone.  “I thought JingYuan told you already. Whatever. He knows it anyway, so I’ll tell you straight up. I…” she continued in the most “embarrassed and shy” way possible. “I like Chen TianYang. But I’m not too sure on his feelings. Aah, it’s so frustrating.”

“It’s really just an agreement between you and JingYuan?” YiHan asked.

“Of course,” XueQing stated. “Who’d like him? TianYang is so much better than him!” she continued with real distaste in her voice.

“Then the whole marriage thing is really your idea?” YiHan pressed on. He didn’t know if he was going to burst in tears or laughter.

XueQing glared hard at the expressionless JingYuan. “Yes,” she said. “It’s my idea. I know now that it’s a rotten idea, but I didn’t have any choice. Right? So I looked online and read something about using jealousy as a push. I thought I should try it out.”

Finally, YiHan bought their explanation. He let out a soft sigh of relief. A hint of smile bloomed in his eyes.

“Then what do you plan to do now?” he asked.

JingYuan gave XueQing a big thumbs-up from YiHan’s blind spot. You’re so much better at making things up than I am!

XueQing ignored him. When she saw her younger brother’s face looking less pale and harrowed, she let out a big sigh of relief too.

“I don’t know either,” she said with a smile. “Why don’t my smart little brother help me out?”

YiHan really did try to think up of a solution right then and there. After a lot of serious musing, he finally shook his head and gave up.

“You’re so smart,” he said, “Yet even you can’t find a plan for this. I’m the dumbest in this family. How could I think up of a good plan?”

XueQing smoothed her younger brother’s soft hair back. “How are you dumb?” she asked with a smile. “My brother’s the smartest of all. I’m counting on you for ensuring my future prosperity.”

YiHan instantly felt a heavy weight falling on his shoulders. “Why don’t I go test the waters out one day?” he asked after a pause.

“Okay,” XueQing happily replied. “Why didn’t I think of getting you to scope it out first? My brother really is the smartest of all.”

JingYuan looked at XueQing in admiration. This was a good plan. Find something “proper” for the little one to do so he didn’t have time to brood and worry. It’d also give JingYuan more time to find out just what was wrong with YiHan.

YiHan was at a loss. This concerned his sister’s happiness for the rest of her days. He can’t take it lightly. Just what, and how, should he do so he could “naturally” get close to Chen TianYang and encourage the other man to be brave and confess to his sister?

After witnessing what happened in his last life, YiHan had no doubts that the man loved his sister. He just needed to think up of a plan to get the man to say it out loud. Then, everything would be resolved. The more YiHan thought about it, the more he worried for TianYang. XueQing clearly loved him. As long as those feelings were voiced, they can be together. But TianYang had to be even more of a coward than YiHan was in his last life. That man couldn’t say the word “like”, even until his death.

Wait, no. From this fake engagement between JingYuan and XueQing, YiHan could conclude: What he thought happened in his last life might not be accurate. There were plenty of things he where he merely saw the surface. What he saw was far from the truth. What If the whole “TianYang loving his sister so much that he’d die for her” thing was just a misunderstanding?

No way. YiHan had to proceed this with caution. First, get close to him. Scout out what the man thinks and says first. He can’t have his mistake hurting his sister.

JingYuan watched the emotions changing in YiHan. He and XueQing exchanged glances. They both let out a sigh of relief. It looked like YiHan bought their lie completely. This lie JingYuan made up…if XueQing kept going on about it, even she would start to believe in it.


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GC: Chapter 63

63. Annoying

“I said it was your suggestion,” JingYuan guiltily admitted.

“Mu JingYuan!” shouted the frazzled XueQing. “You petty little man! You think you’re the only one who needs to maintain their image before my brother? Why would I even think of such a dumb idea?”

“You were the one who suggested this,” JingYuan said.

She froze. “Okay. I was the one who mentioned this rotten plan. I’ll take the blame,” she meekly replied.

Satisfied, JingYuan stood up and reminded, “Don’t ever let it slip. If he finds out, there will be severe consequences.”

“I understand,” XueQing solemnly replied. “Relax. Even if the act turns real and I marry TianYang, I’ll say nothing.”

He walked to the door, paused and turned back to say, “This is just the plan for now. Once HanHan is better, it’s your choice to marry whoever you like. But it’s not a loss for you to marry him either. He really likes you. Everyone knows that.”

XueQing waved her hand at him. “Hurry up and go,” she weakly shooed. “I get angry whenever I look at you.”

“Tidy yourself up a little. Look livelier. Later on, go explain to HanHan our relationship,” JingYuan stubbornly finished.

“Don’t worry,” she tiredly said.

Only then was JingYuan appeased. He opened the door and left.

XueQing: “…” Why had she never realised how annoying this person was?

***

By the time XueQing head over to YiHan’s room, a piercing pain shot through her serious bro-con heart at the sight of bandages around her cute little brother’s neck and hand and YiHan spacing out in confused daze. The thought that she nearly lost her precious little brother while she was off in dreamland caused cold sweat to soak through her shirt. That person had better pray she never ever finds out who they were or she would kill him, even if she had to do it with her own dull teeth!

When YiHan saw his sister, guilt ran through him. He closely examined her face. From his experience observing and acting upon the emotions of other people in his later years in his last life, it seemed…Mn. She didn’t look too good. Did JingYuan lie to him?

His heart thumped in nervousness. Unconsciously, his fingers curled and dug deep into the wound in his palm. This motion was instantly noticed by JingYuan who immediately grabbed his hand. Startled, YiHan snuck a peek at his sister and tried hard to tug his hand out of JingYuan’s.

JingYuan shot a glare at XueQing. Over and over, he used his gaze to push her to act. XueQing was stunned. Hurriedly, she composed herself and walked over to YiHan. She knelt down to his eye level and reached out to the bandages on his neck. In the softest voice possible, she asked, “HanHan, I heard from JingYuan you hurt yourself. Why were you so careless? Does it still hurt?”

The tiny wound on YiHan’s neck was completely negligible to the YiHan after rebirth. He cautiously scanned his sister’s face. Fear in his voice, he spoke up. “Sis, d-don’t be angry at me. I…I won’t…” Won’t break you two up.

When JingYuan realised YiHan’s mind was heading towards the wrong path, he pulled YiHan’s head in with a hand behind YiHan’s head and stopped his mouth with his own.

YiHan: “…” His sister was right there! What would she think?

XueQing: “…” JingYuan, you bastard! How dare you bully my brother right before my eyes!

No matter how much she wanted to beat JingYuan up right now, she had to admit he was better than she was at calming down her brother. She suppressed the impulse to throw something at JingYuan’s head and cleared her throat.

No matter how much JingYuan wanted to kiss YiHan until the end of time, XueQing, this third wheel, was still right beside them. Anyway, he still had something to do. JingYuan could only sigh regretfully inward and let go of YiHan.

“Don’t talk nonsense,” JingYuan said unhappily.

YiHan glared back, fuming in rage.

XueQing did her best to put on a teasing expression. “Little guy, aren’t you embarrassed doing that before your sister?” she light-heartedly commented. “I know you two are together now. Good for JingYuan. He’s got the ending he wished for. Me? Who knows when life would take pity on me and give me what I wish for.”

Translator’s Note:

Annoying: The proper translation was someone who’s “so easy to hate” aka “despicable” or “hateful”, but those don’t have the same implied meaning as the original text.


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GC: Chapter 62

62. Something Important

XueQing’s teeth clenched hard. “So he only wanted to commit suicide over something trivial?” Her palm hit her forehead. “If you hadn’t been by his side. If you hadn’t stopped him, he would now be…” A slight tremor of fear went through her.

A dark cloud hovered over JingYuan’s eyes. He clenched his fist and said, “Perhaps this was the motive of the culprit.”

“They want HanHan to die?” XueQing said in a hate-filled voice. “Who would use such a poisonous scheme? This really would be a way to kill someone without getting blood on their hands. If yesterday’s incident hadn’t attracted your suspicions, we’d be blind and dumb to what happened, if something did happen to him!” At the thought, she couldn’t help but shiver hard with chills.

“According to your descriptions, his change occurred not long after I left on my trip,” JingYuan said with a nod.

“That’s right,” she replied. “It seems like that person intentionally picked a time when you’re not around. They must fear you, or maybe they thought something would happen to HanHan before you returned. They didn’t think he’d be stronger than they thought. Not only did he not go crazy, he also didn’t have a breakdown. He only learned to treasure what he has.

“As expected, not long after your return, you found it weird and ‘that person’ is now probably panicking,” said XueQing.

“No matter what, if our theories are true, I will make ‘that person’ pay the price!” JingYuan swore.

“Should we tell my parents about this?” XueQing asked.

“At the very least, not your mother. She loves HanHan so much that he’s her life. The thought of him suffering so much would surely make her collapse,” he said.

“You’re right,” XueQing said with a nod. “We can discuss this with my elder brother and father. One more in the know means one more to help us. The thought of such an existence would make me live in fear the whole time. Who knows just when they’d make their next move? It’s best we deal with this as early as possible. I think your theory is the most reasonable explanation.”

“I also came to you for something else important,” said JingYuan.

The sight of JingYuan’s solemn face made XueQing’s heart sank once more. Please, please don’t let it be bad news too. “What is it?” she asked.

“To calm HanHan down, I lied to him.”

Her eyes went wide. “You? Lie? When did you have the balls to do that? What about?”

“I said you liked Chen TianYang.” A peculiar red brushed JingYuan’s cheeks. “Yes. You love him a lot.”

XueQing wanted to jump up and at him immediately, but her legs were still limp from the shock before. “What are you babbling about?” she shouted. “Do you think he’s a fool? How would he not see through that?”

“That’s why I came looking for you,” JingYuan sternly replied. “We must line up our alibis and not make him suspicious.”

XueQing was startled. “Why so? Why must I help you lie to my brother?”

“Of course it’s for him. Have you forgotten why he wanted to kill himself?” he shot back.

“You mean…”

“I said our marriage was only a collaboration to agitate him and TianYang. We never planned on marrying. You like TianYang, but he’d never confess. You thought a fake marriage would push him to show his affections. Meanwhile, I love HanHan and want to use this marriage to test his feelings. That’s all,” JingYuan explained.

“You really know how to twist your words,” XueQing mumbled. “But this can wipe away the guilt he’d feel. Does he believe you?”

“From the looks of it, yes,” he answered with a nod. “He said it was a rotten plan.”

“It was indeed a rotten plan,” XueQing agreed. “Just who was so ignorant as to come up with that plan?”


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GC: Chapter 61

61. Psychological Traps

JingYuan closed his eyes at XueQing’s question. Through clenched teeth, he replied, “I asked. He said since we had an engagement, he didn’t want to be a homewrecker. He shouldn’t exist.”

XueQing was stunned. Tears dripped down her cheeks. “This silly boy. This silly goose. Why should he not exist? It’s all my fault. Why did I have to get married to you out of the blue? It nearly killed HanHan,” she mumbled.

“You didn’t know this would happen either,” he replied with a hand massaging his brows, “It’s not your fault. But have you not realised there might be something wrong with him mentally? Do you think a normal human would commit suicide over something like this? And in such a decisive manner as slashing his throat?”

  XueQing’s eyes went wide. “What do you mean?” she asked. “Are you saying he’s sick?”

There’s no doubt at all about JingYuan’s feelings for her younger brother. He’d protected HanHan for so many years. Everyone could tell. She knew that there was no one else, aside from the Bai family, who’d love her brother as much as JingYuan. More than anyone else, he would never wish for anything to go wrong with her brother. The slightest hint of cursing her brother would send him into a raging frenzy. If he’s the one saying something like that, it must mean he was rather certain of it. This realisation made her heart sink.

“It’s just my guess. I don’t wish for it to be true, but this was the result of my observations over these few hours. I suspect someone’s been insinuated something and planted some psychological traps his mind,” JingYuan said.

XueQing clenched hard at the couch’s arm. “Psychological traps?” she repeated through gritted teeth.

“That’s right. Psychological traps,” JingYuan replied with cold eyes. “On the way back, he was spaced out. Ignore the fact that him being terrified of his own follower being a suspicious incident, just think about his actions last night.”

“When HanHan snapped out of it,” he continued, “he did his very best to maintain distance with me. He acted all cold and alienating. I thought he was angry at me then, so I didn’t think too much on it. Then, in his panic, he thought the liquor was water and downed half a bottle. After he got drunk, he started muttering gibberish.

“He said he was very dirty. He even said he ‘couldn’t wash himself clean’. He constantly emphasised he’d be a good boy. He begged me not to leave him, even said I was a liar. I’d leave in over a year and never to return. After I leave, people will start hitting him, insulting him. I’d ignore it all. He even said he was dead. He wouldn’t bother me anymore. He wanted us both to fly off together.

“He described his ‘death’ in detail. He said he feinted to get a policeman to shoot him,” JingYuan explained. His fingers curled into a finger gun and pointed to his heart. “Bang.”

XueQing’s body flinched at the soft “bang”. Her nails dug deep into the couch’s arms.

“I felt just like you do back then. I was so upset that in my agitation, I gripped him hard. He didn’t even dare to dodge. He only whispered that it hurt. I wanted to open up his clothes to see if I’d hurt him, but he had a major reaction,” JingYuan said.

He took a deep breath and wiped his face with a hand. Only then could he continue his tale, “He screamed. He hid under the table and said to me, ‘Please don’t do this. Kill me.’”

When XueQing heard those words that rang hard of implications, her eyes went red. She looked like a witch in a dark and threatening forest. “He once told my mother he had a nightmare,” she said after a pause. “HanHan dreamed our entire family went bankrupt and we plummeted into poverty.”

JingYuan nodded. “Combined with this behaviour, I think the most likely scenario would be someone planting something into his psychology and vaguely described a horrible ‘future’. Whatever he described should be what he saw would happen in the ‘future’. The Bai family would go bankrupt. I’d leave and go far away. He’d…die a gruesome death. From how scared he was of that Feng Qun, that person should be part of the ‘future’ and that guy was definitely not part of the good side.

“HanHan might act arrogant and bossy, but he only acts like that in his familiar surroundings. He’s all soft putty when talking to strangers. He’s truly a coward. He only ‘grew up’ after seeing those terrifying scenes from the ‘future’. He learned how to cherish what he had. Perhaps he was part of the reason for those scary scenes. That’s why he thought he ‘shouldn’t exist’,” JingYuan mused.


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GC: Chapter 60

60. So Stupid

The man who drove that car might have been one of his sister’s admirer. Because XueQing never paid attention to him, his love turned into hate. He wanted to pull her down to hell with him. An utter and complete maniac. Chen TianYang just so happened to bump into YiHan’s sister that day. They were just greeting each other when that psycho drove straight at XueQing. She had her back to it. She didn’t see it, but TianYang was standing opposite her. The car was so fast that he only had enough time to push XueQing away while he himself was hit and thrown a few feet away by it. He was even ran over by a wheel. He died on the spot. His corpse was in an awful state. On the other hand, XueQing only had a few scrapes from when she was unbalanced by the push.

Yes. From the looks of it, TianYang absolutely, definitely love YiHan’s sister a whole heaping lot. If XueQing got together with him, she wouldn’t be mistreated. That is, if he doesn’t die. He must live to a ripe old age. Only then would he bring XueQing happiness.

And it’d be such a pity for a man like that to die. TianYang would be his brother-in-law. They’re a family. He can’t let anything happen to TianYang.

However, YiHan didn’t remember just when the incident happened anymore. All he knew was that it’d happen in September next year. He can’t just make his sister stay in the house throughout the whole of September without stepping a foot outside. A lot has changed in this life, like his relationship with JingYuan. If his sister got together with TianYang, who knew if that maniac would change his mind? Even if he didn’t, if XueQing holed up through September, the guy might wait until October, right? YiHan can’t make his sister stay at home her whole life just to avoid that crazy guy.

Aaah! He really was the most stupid person on earth. He knew something would happen, but he had no way of resolving it. Why was the one reborn him? If it was the clever JingYuan, or even Chen TianYang, they would surely have a way to solve this!

Why not just tell JingYuan about this and ask for his help? He’ll surely have a way, but then how would YiHan explain why he knew so many things from the future?

Should he tell JingYuan about his rebirth? Absolutely not! He died in such a horrible and dirty way. He cannot tell JingYuan. What should he do then? YiHan can’t just let things play out without doing a single thing when it’s about his sister’s happiness!

Aah! This was so frustrating! YiHan flopped onto his other side. His body slapped against the bed. He buried his head into his pillow and bashed his hands against the bed in annoyance.

***

The moment JingYuan reached the door to XueQing’s bedroom, his hand started knocking insistently. After a while, the door opened. With her hair a mess, XueQing glared at him with dead eyes. If he didn’t have a very good explanation, she would instantly drag him off to be slaughtered.

JingYuan calmly nodded to her and slid around her into her bedroom.

XueQing closed the door and, in a menacing tone, said, “You’d best give me a good reason for this. You should know that interrupting other’s, especially a woman’s, sleep is very wicked deed.”

JingYuan walked over to the small couch in the room and sat down. “HanHan woke up. While I was asleep, he attempted suicide,” he spat out.

A cold shiver ran through XueQing. She felt like she was going to have a mental breakdown at any moment. “What did you say?” she yelled. “How is he now? Why didn’t you call for the doctor?”

“If he wasn’t fine, do you think I’d be sitting here and talking to you? I stopped him. No need to worry,” JingYuan steadily replied.

“Just what happened?” she meekly asked, confusion laced in her words. She’d calmed down, but her legs were still wobbling from that bomb of a news. She stumbled over to the couch and sat down. “Why would he want to…kill himself?”

He turned at looked at her. Slowly, word by word, he said, “You all said he’s grown up, matured. I didn’t quite understand it in the first place, but I get it now after today. When he woke up, he took advantage of my sleep to shatter a wine bottle. With a glass shard, he aimed for his veins. There was real force behind the swing. While I found out in time and held him by the wrist, he was strong enough to pull my arm along to swipe at his neck. Luckily, I used all my strength back then. There’s only a thin shallow wound. Nothing major.”

“XueQing,” he continued. “I nearly had a heart attack from it. My heart stopped beating then.”

She could tell from JingYuan’s face that he was not exaggerating. He almost had a heart attack for sure. In truth, his calm descriptions were enough to make her heart go thumping wildly. Her forehead was covered in sweat. She could imagine just how frightened JingYuan who’d witnessed it all was. She brashly rubbed at her face. “Did you not ask him why he did that?” she asked, shocked.

Translator’s Note:

Here are the chapters! Hopefully everyone’s staying safe in the annual epidemic frenzy.


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GC: Chapter 59

59. Rotten Plan

“Yes. You guys. You and Chen TianYang,” JingYuan said with a nod. “I like you. Your sister likes TianYang, but that guy’s like a block of wood. You know that right While he appears to be quite into your sister, he’d never confessed. If he doesn’t confess, is he waiting for your sister, a girl, to confess then? So we came up with a plan. First, spread some fake news. If he really likes your sister, he’d start panicking. As for you, I didn’t know what you thought of me. I wanted to use this chance to test the waters. See if you cared for me in that way. In the end, you didn’t really seem to. I was so depressed these few days. Never would I have thought you were bluffing, I was dejected for so long over nothing.”

YiHan still found it strange. “From what I understand of my sister, she’s a girl who dares to love and to hate. If she really did love someone, she wouldn’t mind being the proactive one.”

“You don’t understand.” JingYuan cleared his throat. “Girls. No matter how strong and tough they usually are, when before someone they like, it’s almost certain they’ll change a little. Turn into someone they’re not.”

“That’s true,” YiHan said, nodding.

JingYuan secretly let out a sigh of relief.

“But then,” YiHan continued, still as curious and feeling slightly flabbergasted as ever. “Who thought of this plan? This is certainly a most rotten plan. If TianYang truly loved my sister, he’d think you two really do liked each other. He wouldn’t want to ruin it and would sadly give up. What will you do then? As for me…I too thought you were truly into each other. If I tried to make a move on you, I’d turn into that hated third-party, some mistress…”

JingYuan unhesitatingly flung the blame away from him. “Yes, you’re absolutely right. I was in such a hurry that I would do anything back then. That’s why I agreed to your sister’s rotten idea. Thank goodness for yesterday. Otherwise, the ending would be something none of us wanted. Come to think of it, I’m really afraid of what might happen now.”

Isn’t it so? YiHan thought with a pained smile. He thought back to the ending of this plan in his last life. This whole marriage was the source of his personality shift into a reckless, troublemaking idiot. One could say it was the spark that engulfed the Bai family’s business in flames. He’d turned into a gloomy and rash mess. He was acted in such an illogical manner that he offended a petty person. That resulted into him dying a horrible death. JingYuan left and never returned to the country. TianYang suffered a bad ending too. His sister ended up being an old spinster forever.

YiHan thought that was all his doing. Never would he have imagined the source for this tragedy being a weird laughable stinking plan.

JingYuan carefully observed the boy’s each and every reaction. YiHan must believe him now. “I’ll go see if your sister’s up yet. If she is, I’ll get her to come upstairs. In case you don’t believe me,” JingYuan said as he rose from the bed.

YiHan nodded in agreement while his mind wondered if he should be laughing or crying at that statement. Since when did the ever-stern Mu JingYuan turn into such a child who needed to prove himself right at every turn? However, this made him very mesmerising. That was for sure.

Still, Chen TianYang’s death was a serious issue. If he can’t live to a ripe old age, wouldn’t his sister end up on the same path as before then?

Just how did he die?

Right. He was hit by a car when saving his sister. He died a painful death. One of the most handsome men in the entire city was turned into a bundle of blood and flesh. No longer could his beauty be seen. His mother had fainted on the spot. She kept fainting throughout the funeral too. In just a few days, a proud and elegant mother had turned into a crazed, spacing out mess of a woman. The Chen family bore a major grudge against the Bai family because of this. They felt his sister killed their exceptional heir.

Translator’s Note:

Sorry for the late chapter! Was busy with real life. Who knew that a single bad dinner could ruin one’s whole day this much.


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GC: Chapter 58

58. The Engagement’s Fake

Despite the pain coursing through his body, YiHan didn’t mind them at all. To think, his first time in his last life…

He’d been drugged and so many men came at once. The sheer thought of any of them even being as loving as JingYuan to his body was ridiculous. How could they hold back their desire and gently go through thorough foreplay? When he woke up, he felt as if he’d been drawn and quartered before being put back together again. There wasn’t a single unmarred spot on his flesh. On the walk home, every step felt so painful he wanted to just collapse into unconsciousness. The only reason he bore through the pain and walked all the way home was the immense bitterness in his heart that stemmed from being wronged. Unfortunately, he got no comfort from home. Instead, he was forced to stare as his grandfather was angered to the point of passing away before his eyes.

And that time just before he died? That was torture, plain and simple. His whole being felt like it was being torn apart. It hurt so much his throat went hoarse with screams and black spots enveloped his vision. He hated how he couldn’t just die right then and there…He’d gone through every bit of suffering imaginable to mankind in his past life. Compared to those experiences, this mere bit of pain was just a light drizzling rain. It’s not worth mentioning at all.

However, to JingYuan who watched as YiHan ignored his body and the pain the other must be feeling just to rush over to him, who saw that stiff walk and posture, who could tell the other was in immense pain, who watched as YiHan’s flushed cheeks turn ghastly pale, his heart felt as if it was being tortured. JingYuan hurriedly walked over to meet YiHan midway and immediately lifted the other into a carry. He carried YiHan to the bed and softly placed him on it.

“You’re still hurt. Why did you walk so fast? You can just tell me if there’s something you want or need,” JingYuan said with a faint tinge of rage. Then, he recalled just why and how YiHan was hurt and his aching heart fluttered with sweet delight.

“I’m fine. It doesn’t hurt that much. Your feet are hurt. You need to rest. Don’t go walking around,” YiHan replied with a shake of his head.

JingYuan wiped away the sweat off YiHan’s clammy forehead with his hand and gently kissed those pale lips. He lightly nuzzled YiHan’s cheeks with his. His heart couldn’t bear the pain anymore. His little guy had always been rather delicate. A tiny cut on his hand would warrant a full day of shouting and moaning about the pain. Since when did YiHan learn to handle pain? His little prince should be protected and spoiled. He didn’t need the ability to endure pain!

“Silly billy, do you want to kill me with heartache? My feet are merely flesh wounds. I’m completely fine,” JingYuan murmured.

YiHan was savouring JingYuan’s affectionate gestures. His body was so light he’d drifted up high above the clouds. Everything felt so surreal. He couldn’t help himself. He turned and gave JingYuan’s cheek a light peck. Those pale smooth cheeks were flushed red once more. So this was how it felt to be affectionate with the one you loved. YiHan’s lips pursed in laughter like a little mouse that’d hoarded a whole mountain of food. His two dimples sunk in deep into his cheeks, just like a little hamster.

At the sight of YiHan secretly smiling to himself, JingYuan’s cold masculine heart melted into a puddle of water once more. Whoosh! It’s all over the floor now. There’s no getting it back.

For a long while, JingYuan snuggled with YiHan in bed. Then, with his remaining shreds of rational mind, he reminded himself he’d yet to talk to XueQing about the excuse he’d made about the engagement. If XueQing walked in before then, it’d be terrible. He turned and gave those soft lips a hard kiss.

“Are you still worried about XueQing? I’ll go ask her to come over to settle those worries. We can also take the chance to discuss with her about what’ll happen later before your parents wake up,” JingYuan softly said.

“Then…what about your engagement?” YiHan cautiously asked.

“This whole thing was fake in the first place. Of course, it’ll be cancelled,” JingYuan replied.

YiHan’s face curled up in a frown. “Must it? Won’t this be bad for her reputation?”

“HanHan, you must understand. XueQing likes Chen TianYang. If we don’t call off the marriage, how can they be together?” JingYuan said in a matter-of-fact tone.

“Since she likes him, why would she still get into a fake engagement with you?” YiHan curiously asked.

JingYuan’s mind screeched to a halt. It quickly whirred and flew through a hundred ideas at once. “That? Didn’t I tell you? It’s all a collaboration. We announced the marriage to push you guys. Yes. It was to agitate you,” he calmly explained.

“You guys?” YiHan asked.


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