The moment the Weibo posts of the BK team were released, it wasn’t a surprise that another bloody storm was created on the Internet. Not surprisingly, this incident also attracted the attention of other professional teams.
However, in comparison, the eyes of insiders were far more discerning than those of ordinary people.
After all, there was the relationship between Jing Yuanzhou and the BK team. Professional players could certainly guess the intention of this training game. As for GH winning against BK, it was only one game out of three. No one could ensure that they played normally in every game. Without knowing the specific situation, there was no need to question the overall strength of the BK team too much.
Once Jing Yuanzhou received Luni’s message, he knew that the group chat of the professional players was probably very lively.
It was strange to say but when both of them were still in the professional league, they were friendly but there wasn’t too much overlap. As a result, after temporarily leaving the professional circle, they had the opportunity for a deep friendship.
Luni asked very directly, “So you really won the training match?”
Jing Yuanzhou corrected him. “One game.”
“It is all the same.” Luni lamented. “A new team is already very strong if they can win a game from BK.”
Jing Yuanzhou laughed. “What is it? You’re speaking in such a roundabout way. Does your LDF also want to make an appointment with us?”
Then he continued before the other person could respond. “However, our team’s schedule is quite busy lately. You will have to schedule an appointment.”
Luni laughed angrily. “Aren’t you thinking too much? Making an appointment with you? We aren’t so free! The midseason is about to start. Even if the coaching staff wants to arrange a training match for us, it must be against other professional teams.”
Jing Yuanzhou didn’t agree. “The strength of a professional team is naturally higher but does this type of training match have any significance? In order not to expose it, new tactics and routines can’t be tried out. No matter how intense the game, none of the things you want to test can be tested. It’s just acting on both sides and it depends on who has better acting skills.”
His words were straightforward and also true.
Luni was choked up for a while and found he couldn’t refute it. After a moment of silence, he cleared his voice. “That… a training match isn’t impossible to consider. In fact, it is for the sake of your face. I can give you an opportunity if you want it. In short… well, let’s see later! I was just asking casually. I called you today for something else.”
Jing Yuanzhou wondered, “What’s the matter?”
“Do you know that the program plans to record two episodes directly this time? There is no way. Our team will start training soon and we can only ask the program to compress the recording time as much as possible,” Luni said. “The second episode will be recorded tomorrow afternoon. At that time, the first round of elimination will occur. Then the day after tomorrow, the third episode will be recorded.”
At this point, he laughed pointedly. “Didn’t you tell me last time that you wanted me to beat you up on the show? Now the opportunity is here. Do you want me to fulfill your wish?”
Jing Yuanzhou had just made coffee and came out of the tea room when he heard these words. His footsteps didn’t stop. “No need.”
Luni sounded a bit regretful. “You don’t need it? You coaxed them so soon?”
Jing Yuanzhou walked slowly up the stairs and his eyes fell on the faint light leaking through the door not far away. The corners of his mouth hooked up. “Yes, coaxed well.”
“Just coaxed them well, coaxed them well.” Luni was somewhat disappointed about not being able to hammer Titans in public and said goodbye with a lack of interest. “Then I won’t bother you. Good night.”
Jing Yuanzhou looked down at the call that had hung up and smiled silently. Then he turned and knocked on the door.
There was the faint sound of footsteps from inside the room. A moment later, the door opened. Lin Yan had his bangs tied up above his head as usual. He saw Jing Yuanzhou and was taken aback. “Aren’t you sleeping yet?”
Tomorrow was a recording day again. It was as Luni said. In order to squeeze the time for recording two episodes, the shooting schedule was quite tight. Therefore, in order to avoid a poor performance on the scene, Lin Yan urged all the players to go back to their rooms and rest after the evening training match.
Jing Yuanzhou handed over the coffee and spoke a half-truth. “The training match attracted too much attention. Many friends ran to me to express their sympathies. I couldn’t stop it.”
Lin Yan took the coffee. “Yes, there was such a big noise that the professional players probably know about it.”
He suddenly raised his head and glanced at Jing Yuanzhou. “So are there any other teams that want a practice match with us?”
Jing Yuanzhou replied, “The midseason competition is about to start. They are very busy and it is estimated that they will only face each other.”
Lin Yan sighed with disgust. “How many levels can they improve by playing with another professional team? They will be opponents sooner or later so tactics will be hidden. It isn’t easy to expose them. What is the use of this type of training match? Isn’t it lonely? It’s better to play with us. Our strength is excellent and it won’t affect their midseason competition.”
“That’s what I said.” Jing Yuanzhou’s lips curved up slightly. “So there are probably some teams that have started to consider it.”
Lin Yan was taken aback for a moment before his eyebrows flew up happily. “Ah Titans, our two hearts are linked as one!”
Jing Yuanzhou’s gaze lowered and swept across the other person’s face. Then he murmured in a low voice, “As long as you are satisfied.”
The low-pitched and magnetic male voice swept over Lin Yan’s ears, making the surrounding atmosphere somewhat ambiguous for a moment.
“You always think about such things. Of course I am satisfied.” Lin Yan took a sip of the coffee made by Jing Yuanzhou. Then he glanced at the time and urged, “It is really late. Go back and rest.”
Jing Yuanzhou glanced at the bright computer screen in the room and gave a reminder. “Aren’t you also participating in tomorrow’s recording?”
“I don’t have to play the game. I’ll just sleep in the car for awhile after we set off.” Lin Yan pinched the area between his eyes and looked tired. “Everyone played well tonight. I have to quickly get the replay video while I haven’t forgotten a lot of the details. I will finish it now and explore the details with everyone once the recording is over. Sure enough, it is necessary to play with strong teams to find problems! There are many things I haven’t paid attention to previously. Now I know there are so many loopholes in our team battles. Before the fall competition season starts, I need to grab a hold of all of them and straighten them out!”
The midseason competition hadn’t even started yet and the professional league qualification of the variety show hadn’t been obtained. As a result, Lin Yan was already considering the fall competition.
Jing Yuanzhou didn’t know if this person was unnecessarily worried or far-sighted. Jing Yuanzhou knew he couldn’t persuade Lin Yan and didn’t insist. “Then I will go to bed first. Don’t stay up late.”
Lin Yan waved his hand. “Go ahead. I will continue to struggle.”
Jing Yuanzhou glanced over and didn’t say anything else.
Everyone only knew the hard work of professional players but in fact, there were many times when the word done by the coaches was more cumbersome, complicated and extremely exhausting.
The time he spent staying up late was never any less than the time they did.
Early the next morning, the GH members gathered in the business car arranged by the program. Due to the previous lesson, this time the cameraman took the front passenger seat first and firmly defended his work territory.
Lin Yan had stopped arguing with Jing Yuanzhou a long time ago and he didn’t care about this. He got in the car and saw that only the place next to Jing Yuanzhou was empty. He just yawned and sat down.
It was obvious at first glance that he didn’t get enough rest. It wasn’t known how late he stayed up but the dark circles under his eyes could be seen. There was an extremely decadent feeling of laziness.
Lin Yan sat down and grabbed a pillow. He was feeling a bit drowsy when he felt something cover his body. He took a look and found it was a pink plush blanket. He was surprised for a moment and turned to see where the blanket came from.
Jing Yuanzhou didn’t seem to feel this gaze and asked casually, “What time did you go to sleep?”
Lin Yan thought numbly. “It seems to be… 4 o’clock?”
“Go to sleep.”
As he spoke, Jing Yuanzhou noticed Lin Yan’s gaze on the blanket. “The air conditioner is on in the car and it is easy to get cold when you fall asleep. I’m not sleepy. You can use it first.”
Lin Yan had no opinion on this. He pulled the blanket up comfortably and fell asleep with the pillow in his arms.
Just as he was falling asleep, a vague thought came to his mind. ‘This is Titans’ blanket but… why is it pink?’
Such a thought floated through his mind before he gradually sank into a dark silence. Jing Yuanzhou felt the gradually smooth breathing of the person around him and looked over silently. In sharp contrast to the usual brazenness, Lin Yan’s expression was calm when he was asleep.
The hair that fell over his forehead swayed gently with the cool air from the air conditioner in the car. The slender legs fell open and he was so relaxed that he seemed incompatible with the pink blanket.
This blanket was bought by Jing Yuanzhou at a small stall when he was running in the morning. He didn’t know what he was thinking at the time. It was probably because he suddenly remembered the pink tutu for the scumbag piggy bank that had left a deep impression. He brought it back to the base before he could react.
Jing Yuanzhou thought of this and his lips slightly curved up. Just then, the car passed through a bend and Lin Yan’s body swayed. Jing Yuanzhou quickly supported his head. Then he gently lowered it so Lin Yan was leaning against his shoulder. The gentle breathing rubbed against his sensitive neck. From this angle, Lin Yan’s eyelashes were fine and slender. The colour that filled Jing Yuanzhou’s eyes was deep.
It wasn’t until they arrived at the hotel arranged by the program that Lin Yan woke up. He slept well along the way and got rid of a lot of the exhaustion from staying up late. Then he opened his eyes and saw Jing Yuanzhou, who was just a short distance away
Jing Yuanzhou’s attitude was very calm and he just gave a reminder. “When you sleep in the future, try and pay attention to your image.”
Lin Yan lowered his head slightly. He could see the obviously soaked part of someone’s shoulder and one of his cheeks still felt a strange warmth from the residual touch.
There was a moment of silence. He wasn’t very embarrassed but he still instinctively insisted, “In fact, don’t pay too much attention to the details. After all, saliva… cough, is sterilization.”