FV: Chapter 73
Lin Luoqing immediately called the front desk and ordered a meal. “The shrimp is quite delicious. You can eat more later.”
“Okay.” Ji Yuxiao nodded.
The bed was still warm and Lin Luoqing didn’t want to leave for the time being. Thus, he sat next to the man and leaned against the bed with him.
For a moment, it seemed like they had returned to their bedroom.
Ji Yuxiao saw that Lin Luoqing wasn’t moving, so he also didn’t move. He enjoyed this warm and quiet time with Lin Luoqing.
After eating, Lin Luoqing reluctantly sent him to the parking lot.
He carried Ji Yuxiao into the car and stared at him with some attachment in his eyes.
He said, “Be careful on the road.”
“Don’t worry, Ma’am. I’ll drive safely.”
Lin Luoqing glanced at him before looking back at Ji Yuxiao. “Send me a message when you get home.”
“Then I’m going. Bye.”
He slowly moved his body out of the car. He helped Ji Yuxiao close the car door and waved at him through the window.
Ji Yuxiao lowered the car window and told him, “Go back and rest early.”
He said so, but he was standing still.
“Aren’t you leaving yet?” Ji Yuxiao urged him.
“You go first,” Lin Luoqing said with a smile.
Ji Yuxiao was forced to have Xiao Li start driving.
Xiao Li glanced in the rearview mirror and slowly started the car.
Lin Luoqing watched the car moving away and his eyes gradually dimmed.
It was so hard to meet each other but they separated so quickly. He didn’t know if they could see each other smoothly this weekend. He hoped it was possible.
He was secretly praying in his heart when he saw Ji Yuxiao’s car reversing back.
Lin Luoqing walked over quickly in a confused manner.
“What’s wrong?” He looked down and asked Ji Yuxiao.
Ji Yuxiao leaned against the car window with some helplessness in his eyes.
He beckoned and Lin Luoqing moved closer. Then Ji Yuxiao reached out, held his head and kissed him.
“Don’t look anymore and go back quickly. If you keep looking, you will become the husband-watching stone.”
Lin Luoqing, “……”
“I’m just being polite.”
Why was it the husband-watching stone?
“It is too polite,” Ji Yuxiao said with a smile. “I can’t bear to leave.”
He withdrew his hand. Just before raising the car window, he rubbed his finger over Lin Luoqing’s nose. “I’m leaving. I will come to see you on the weekend. Don’t miss me too much.”
“Who will miss you?” Lin Luoqing asked arrogantly.
“The one who looks at me dumbly and can’t bear to leave will miss me.”
Lin Luoqing, ‘??? Dumb? You are dumb!’
He snorted and turned to walk back without even looking at Ji Yuxiao.
Then after taking a dozen steps, he couldn’t help slowing down. Ji Yuxiao should’ve left by now, right? Then it didn’t matter if he looked back, right?
Lin Luoqing thought of this and cautiously turned his head to look behind him. He saw Ji Yuxiao leaning on the car window with one hand supporting his head. Once he saw Lin Luoqing turning his head, he immediately clicked his tongue and shook his head with an expression that said, ‘I caught you. You really can’t bear to part with me.’
Lin Luoqing, “……”
Lin Luoqing quickly turned his head back and quickened his pace.
Xiao Li watched his back and then saw the corners of his young master’s raised mouth through the rearview mirror. He couldn’t help thinking if the husbands were tired from being so lovey-dovey.
They were worthy of being newlyweds!
Today’s young master and madam were also very affectionate!
Once Lin Luoqing was no longer in sight, Ji Yuxiao removed his hand and leaned back in the car again.
“Drive,” he instructed Xiao Li.
Xiao Li started the car again and drove back.
Ji Leyu saw the gradually darkening sky outside the window and was a bit worried. “Why hasn’t he come back yet?”
Lin Fei turned a page of his book and didn’t speak.
Ji Leyu looked down at him. “What do you think he is doing? When will he be back?”
“I don’t know.”
“I’m not guessing,” Lin Fei replied calmly.
Ji Leyu was helpless. “What should I do if he doesn’t come back before I go to bed tonight?”
Lin Fei didn’t understand this type of question very well. “Then go to sleep first.”
What else could he do?”
Ji Leyu pouted. “Why don’t you care about others at all?”
Then he remembered Lin Luoqing and asked, “Do you miss your uncle?”
Lin Fei was silent.
“If I was you and my dad was gone for so long, I would miss him very much and want to see him.”
“Adults have their jobs, just like children have to go to school. You can’t disturb him.”
Lin Fei said this but Ji Leyu couldn’t do it.
Ever since his parents left, he guarded Ji Yuxiao like Ji Yuxiao was his last treasure.
The moment Ji Yuxiao left home, he would worry and wait. He wouldn’t be at ease until Ji Yuxiao came home safe and sound.
It was 9:30 and Lin Fei should take a bath.
He closed the book and asked Ji Leyu, “Are you bathing?”
Ji Leyu stared out the window again but didn’t see Ji Yuxiao. Thus he turned around to look back at every step he took and entered the bathroom with Lin Fei.
Lin Fei applied shower gel on himself and Ji Leyu imitated him. He also applied shower gel on himself and rubbed bubbles.
He blew the bubbles on his arms. Then he remembered if Lin Luoqing was here, he would help him take a bath and deliberately rub the bubbles on his body onto his face.
“Do you want to call your uncle?” Ji Leyu asked the person in front of him.
There was suddenly no one at home and he wasn’t used to it. He thought about Ji Yuxiao and about Lin Luoqing, whom he hadn’t seen for several days.
Lin Fei paused for a moment while rubbing his foamy hands and didn’t speak.
Ji Leyu persuaded him. “Don’t you want to talk to him and ask him when he will return? I really want to.”
Lin Fei blinked and looked at Ji Leyu.
It was so late. Lin Luoqing should be sleeping as well, right?
Wouldn’t work be busy and tiring?
His mother used to look tired when she came home from work. Sometimes she would fall asleep after eating without even washing her dishes.
“No.” Lin Fei refused.
Ji Leyu looked at him in disbelief. “No? Why not? Don’t you miss him?”
Lin Fei, “……”
Lin Fei cupped the water with both hands and said calmly, “Rinse it quickly.”
Ji Leyu looked at Lin Fei, who seemed like he didn’t miss Lin Luoqing at all, and thought that Lin Fei was really strange. How could he not miss Lin Luoqing at all?
He thought about it very much. He had no blood relationship with Lin Luoqing, while Lin Fei was his nephew.
It was weird.
Ji Leyu saw him stand up and start to wash the foam on his body. He hurried over in order to stand under the shower with Lin Fei, but his feet slipped and he fell directly toward Lin Fei.
Lin Fei sighed with 30% helplessness, 30% resignation and 40% ‘why are you so stupid?’ in his eyes as he reached out to firmly support Ji Leyu.
Ji Leyu was about to express his thanks when he looked up and saw Lin Fei’s complicated eyes.
The young Ji Leyu didn’t have the ability to fully distinguish the fan-shaped statistical chart in Lin Fei’s eyes. He could only see the most obvious part which was asking ‘why are you so stupid?’
Ji Leyu, “……”
“I just wasn’t careful.”
“I don’t usually bathe like this when I’m alone.”
“It must be because of you. If you weren’t here then I’m sure I would’ve been fine.”
Ji Leyu, “……”
“Oh oh oh, can’t you change the word?” Ji Leyu shouted angrily.
Lin Fei thought about it before saying calmly, “Then we will wash separately next time.”
Ji Leyu, “???”
Ji Leyu was so angry that he raised his foot and stepped on Lin Fei’s foot.
Both of them were in the water and were barefoot. It didn’t hurt so Lin Fei didn’t care.
He calmly continued to wash under the water.
Ji Leyu saw his attitude and wanted to step on him again.
Lin Fei held him with both hands. Seeing Ji Leyu moving around to step on him, he always felt that Ji Leyu would fall again sooner or later.
He helplessly looked at Ji Leyu with the same complicated eyes as just now. However, the ‘why are you so stupid?’ became ‘why are you so troublesome?’
Then he lifted a hand, picked up the shower head and sat back in the bathtub.
Ji Leyu, “???”
“Sit,” Lin Fei told him.
Ji Leyu had to sit back down.
Lin Fei drained the water in the bathtub and changed the water again. Then he seriously washed the bodies of himself and Ji Leyu with the shower head.
Ji Leyu was so happy that he didn’t move. He instead approached and asked Lin Fei to help wash him.
“Dad said we should take a bath together.”
Lin Fei looked up at him, noncommittal.
Ji Leyu raised his beautiful little face in a righteous manner. “You aren’t allowed to wash without me.”
Lin Fei silently raised the shower head in his hand. The water from the shower head instantly spilled toward Ji Leyu’s face. Ji Leyu quickly turned his head and said in a dissatisfied manner, “What are you doing?!”
Lin Fei smiled and put down the shower head again. Then he pulled Ji Leyu’s arm to help wash off the form on his arm.
Ji Leyu said angrily, “You bullied me.”
“I didn’t.” Lin Fei refused to admit it.
“You just bullied me,” Ji Leyu insisted.
Lin Fei saw the white and tender cheeks bulging with anger. His face was still stained with water droplets, like dew-stained petals. He was beautiful and graceful.
He raised his hand, brought it close to Ji Leyu’s cheeks and gently helped wipe the water droplets on his face little by little, revealing the bright color of the petals again.
“I didn’t bully you.” He patted Ji Leyu’s head. “Be good.”
It was already past 1 o’clock in the morning when Ji Yuxiao returned home.
His movements were very light but Ji Leyu still heard it.
“He’s back.” He lay on the bed and whispered to Lin Fei. He quickly got out of bed and prepared to run toward the door.
As a result, he was dragged back by Lin Fei immediately.
“Put on your shoes,” Lin Fei told him calmly.
Ji Leyu quickly put on his slippers. Then Lin Fei let go and watched him disappear like a gust of wind.
Ji Yuxiao hadn’t expected him to still be awake at this point and was surprised. “Why are you still awake?”
Ji Leyu didn’t want him to worry, so he simply blinked. “I was already sleeping. I just got up to go to the toilet and heard a sound. I thought it was a little mouse. I didn’t expect it to be you coming back, Dad.”
Ji Yuxiao laughed. “How can there be a mouse at home?”
“The little mouse went to the lampstand and ate the oil but couldn’t get down. I thought it came to steal the oil.”
Ji Yuxiao felt that the child was really cute and would even believe the contents of a nursery rhyme, so he nodded. “That is true. It is a pity that there is no little mouse today, only me.”
“Dad, why did you come back so late?” Ji Leyu asked him.
“I went to see your father so I came back a bit late. Go to bed quickly. You have school tomorrow.”
Ji Leyu heard that he went to see Lin Luoqing and his eyes widened suddenly. “Then why didn’t you take Brother Fei Fei and me there?”
“We will go when you don’t have classes on the weekend. You have classes during the week and your father doesn’t want you to take time off.”
Ji Leyu pouted. Sure enough, parents just wanted their children to be in class forever.
The world was big but class was the biggest.
However, Ji Leyu was no longer worried after knowing that Ji Yuxiao went to see Lin Luoqing. “Then I’ll go to sleep. Dad, go to bed early.”
“Yes.” Ji Yuxiao patted his head. “Good night.”
“Good night, Dad.”
Once Ji Leyu finished speaking, he waved his little hand and went back to his room.
He wanted to wait for Ji Yuxiao so he didn’t sleep in Lin Fei’s room, which wasn’t as close to the corridor as his own room. However, he didn’t want to sleep alone, so he pulled Lin Fei over.
He didn’t sleep and he didn’t allow Lin Fei to sleep. He asked Lin Fei to accompany him to wait for Ji Yuxiao.
At this time, Ji Yuxiao finally returned and Lin Fei also closed his book. He thought that he could sleep now.
Ji Leyu closed the door, went to the bed and told Lin Fei mysteriously, “I have good news for you.”
“What?” Lin Fei looked at him.
“My dad said he went to see your uncle today and he can take us with him this weekend.”
Lin Fei was surprised. His eyes lit up but his face was still calm. “Oh. Go to sleep.”
Ji Leyu frowned. “Why aren’t you surprised at all?”
“If you don’t sleep then I’ll sleep,” Lin Fei said and reached out to turn off the light.
Ji Leyu heard a ‘pop’, and the room instantly turned dark.
Ji Leyu, “……”
Ji Leyu thought this person was really complicated and difficult to understand. Wasn’t he surprised?
He lay down and put his arm around Lin Fei. He placed Lin Fei’s arm on his body and was finally satisfied. “Good night, Brother.”
“Good night,” Lin Fei replied.
He said this but he didn’t fall asleep immediately. He thought about how he would be able to see Lin Luoqing this weekend.
He didn’t know if Lin Luoqing was having a good time after so many days and whether he was happy or tired.
Lin Luoqing was so clingy and must miss him very much. Before Lin Luoqing left, he even taught Lin Fei how to send a video call but he didn’t do it. Lin Fei didn’t know if Lin Luoqing would think that Lin Fei didn’t miss him and become angry.
In fact, Lin Fei had wanted to send him a video call several times in order to see him and ask him what he was doing. Yet every time he took out the phone his mother left him and looked at Lin Luoqing’s WeChat profile picture, he couldn’t help feeling embarrassed.
Students went to school and had lesson time. Adults should also have work time when going to work. If he made the video call at the wrong time, would Lin Luoqing be criticized?
His mother had complained to other aunts about her fierce boss. Would Lin Luoqing’s boss also be fierce?
Lin Fei felt that he knew too little about work, especially Lin Luoqing’s work. It was different from the work he knew, so he didn’t dare to act rashly.
He hugged Ji Leyu and thought about making a video call to Lin Luoqing at noon tomorrow.
It should be okay at noon, right?
Students needed lunch and adults must also have lunch when they went to work, right?
People still had to eat when they grew up, right?
He thought about it before closing his eyes and preparing to sleep.
However, he never dreamt that his video call wouldn’t be sent.
It was just like Lin Luoqing never dreamed that he would receive a call from Lin Fei’s head teacher when he was preparing for filming in the afternoon.
“Hello, is this Lin Fei’s parent? I am his homeroom teacher, Zhao Lei. Lin Fei fought with his classmates and made them cry. Now the parents of the other students have come to school. Please come to school as well.
Lin Luoqing, “?????”
What did she say?
Beating a classmate until they cried?
Was she sure she was talking about Lin Fei?
His smart, sensible, gentle, powerful, indifferent, calm, good-natured baby Lin Fei, who probably wouldn’t even change his expression if a great mountain collapsed in front of him?
This wasn’t right!
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Dad Lin to the rescue
»What else could he do?”« – ” at the end
»Ji Yuxiao stared out the window again but didn’t see Ji Yuxiao.« Ji Leyu stared out (of?)
»Please come to school as well.« ” is missing at the end
Fei Fei beat someone up? If that’s true then that other kid must have said smth really disturbing. Or destroyed smth of Fei Fei. I also can’t believe that he would give more than a shit about others lol
Thx for the ch ٩(｡˃ ᵕ ˂ )و