HTI: Chapter 106

In the original novel, Feng Qinglin once took advantage of the marriage relationship between the Tao family and the Feng family. He joined with the Tao family to severely hit the Feng family and took the opportunity to grab many rights of the Feng family.

It turned out that Feng Qinglin’s actions in the original novel also contained the shadow of Qiu Xing?

Xie Yang continued to ask, “How long have you been cooperating with the Tao family?”

“The Tao family encountered an economic crisis five years ago and I stepped in.”

The nail was actually buried five years ago. Xie Yang wondered, “Does the Feng family know that you and the Tao family are cooperating?”

The joy in Qiu Xing’s eyes dissipated after talking about the Feng family and he answered coldly, “They know but they don’t know deeply. The Tao family are taking advantage of me so they will naturally shut up and stay silent. The Feng family thinks that I intervened in the affairs of the Tao family to suppress Tao Yi, the second wife of Feng Dian, forcing Tao Yi to treat Qinglin kindly.”

Xie Yang understood. In other words, the Feng family thought that Qiu Xing helped the Tao family because they were held up by the Feng family. Feng Qinglin also had to please the Tao family for his own interests.

Xie Yang’s hand was suddenly grabbed. His mind returned and he turned to gaze at Qiu Xing. Qiu Xing inquired, “Why are you suddenly asking this?”

“I thought about it after seeing Tao Yang.”

Qiu Xing didn’t speak and just rubbed Xie Yang’s fingers. A long time passed before he finally opened his mouth. “Xie Yang, I haven’t asked you how you learned about the past of the Feng family and the Qiu family… Now you saw Tao Yang and thought of the Tao family who married into the Feng family. It can be seen that you know the Tao family. You…”

Xie Yang watched Qiu Xing quietly.

Qiu Xing and Xie Yang gazed at each other. Then Qiu Xing suddenly laughed. “It is good that you are like this.”

Xie Yang raised his eyebrow. “Aren’t you afraid that I’m deliberately approaching you?”

“I’m not afraid.” Qiu Xing retracted his gaze and looked down at their interlocked hands. “Now my life is yours. If you have ulterior motives then your purpose must be Rongding. If that’s the case, I have to say that I’m very glad to have Rongding.”

The implicit love words were the most moving.

Xie Yang held Qiu Xing’s hand and gently tickled his palm.

***

It was already past noon when they left the school. It was definitely too late to go home for lunch so they simply settled for eating outside.

By the time the two of them returned home after eating, it was almost four in the afternoon. Xie Yang took a shower, changed into light clothes and sorted out the luggage required for N City. Once everything was packed, it had already passed 5 o’clock.

In order to avoid arriving in N City too late, Wu Shui had booked Xie Yang a ticket at 7:45 in the evening. Jinghe Garden was over an hour’s drive to the airport. In addition, time needed to be left for check-in. In other words, in order to not miss the flight, Xie Yang must leave for the airport at 5:30 at the latest.

Time passed too quickly. Qiu Xing looked at the time and the joy of attending the ceremony disappeared. In the last half an hour at home, the two people had a simple meal. Halfway through the meal, Qiu Xing suddenly spoke. “Xie Yang, do you want to change our residence?”

Xie Yang raised his eyes to look at Qiu Xing.

Qiu Xing asked again, “Do you want to change it?”

Xie Yang nodded with hesitation. ”Yes.” Jinghe Garden was good but it was too secluded. It was only suitable for the elderly, but for curing diseases and embracing a new life, it was completely unsuitable.

Qiu Xing heard this and seemed to come to a decision. His face relaxed and he said, “I know. Where do you want to change to?”

Xie Yang didn’t need to think about it at all and directly replied, “It should be in the middle between Rongding and the hospital. This way, you can sleep an hour more every day and it will be easier to go for the treatment and review.”

“You want to change places because of this?”

“It is the main reason.”

Qiu Xing watched Xie Yang and smiled. “Then change to somewhere a bit closer to Rongding.”

Dinner ended and they got into the car. Xie Yang looked in the direction of the viewing platform and artificial lake and stated, “This lake has good fish.”

Qiu Xing also looked out at the artificial lake. “Then let’s take them with us.”

Xie Yang was satisfied and withdrew his gaze.

The car headed for the airport. Neither of them spoke or played with their phones, they just held hands. The atmosphere in the car was quiet but harmonious. Qiu Xing only opened his mouth when the car was approaching the airport. “Xie Yang, do you want to… reveal our relationship?”

Xie Yang glanced at Qiu Xing and asked, “Aren’t we revealing it already?”

Today, the two of them could be called inseparable. They didn’t deliberately restrain themselves and avoid the crowd. They might’ve been disturbed by Xie Xiu at the beginning but their performance later on was enough for the public to dig out the truth.

Qiu Xing paused. “I mean… formally disclose it.”

“That will have to wait.”

Qiu Xing frowned. “Why?”

“It is because I don’t think you’re ready.”

Qiu Xing reacted quickly. “Is it due to the way I introduced you to Tao Yang…?”

Xie Yang didn’t speak. Qiu Xing saw this attitude and knew he had guessed right. He was silent for a few seconds before saying, “At that time, I just… I’m sorry. Are you angry?”

Xie Yang shook his head. “No. No one thought you would meet someone you know. You aren’t ready to introduce me. I understand.”

Qiu Xing gripped Xie Yang’s hand.

“However, understanding is one thing. Liking it or not is another thing.” Xie Yang asked, “Can you guess what Tao Yang will think of our relationship?”

The vague ‘my person’ made it very easy to think crooked things.

Xie Yang could understand that Qiu Xing was too shy to say the words ‘boyfriend’ or ‘partner’ but this didn’t mean he liked the words ‘my person’. This might be enough to show the relationship between the two of them but the introduction wasn’t serious enough.

If Qiu Xing hadn’t brought it up, he wouldn’t have taken the initiative to mention it. He didn’t want to force Qiu Xing into anything. However, now that it was mentioned, he had to show his attitude.

“Qiu Xing, I am willing to follow your rhythm but you can’t rely on me to tolerate you. You can’t be lawless.”

The deep guilt and reflection on Qiu Xing’s face was blocked by the word ‘lawless’. He frowned deeply while watching Xie Yang.

Xie Yang faced these eyes, smiled and retracted his gaze. “In fact, it isn’t a big deal. Tao Yang seems to be the type of person who knows propriety. Even if his brain fills up with something, he shouldn’t talk nonsense. Qiu Xing, work hard slowly and I will accompany you.”

A long time passed before Qiu Xing raised his hand and rubbed Xie Yang’s head. Then he held Xie Yang in his arms. “You are lawless.”

Xie Yang didn’t speak.

Some time passed.

“I’m sorry.”

Xie Yang smiled, hugged Qiu Xing and patted his back lightly.

After arriving at the airport, Xie Yang took the initiative to embrace Qiu Xing. Qiu Xing immediately hugged him. “I will come see you when I’m free.”

Xie Yang held the back of Qiu Xing’s neck and carefully inserted his gathered ability into Qiu Xing’s body. “I’ll wait for you.” He took back his hand before suddenly raising it to grab a handful of Qiu Xing’s hair. Then he held out his hand to Qiu Xing.

Qiu Xing was stiff. He frowned at Xie Yang and instinctively wrapped a hand around the hand Xie Yang held out to him. “What is it?”

Xie Yang pulled his hand out. “I’ll give you a treasure. Hold out your hand.”

“Treasure?” Qiu Xing watched Xie Yang’s fist and his eyes filled with joy. He quickly suppressed it and placed his palm out under Xie Yang’s fist obediently. Then he asked calmly, “What treasure?”

Xie Yang smiled and let go. A few strands of hair fell onto Qiu Xing’s palm.

“……?” The joy on Qiu Xing’s face vanished. He glanced between his palm and Xie Yang. Then he realized something and his expression changed.

Xie Yang held Qiu Xing’s hand in time. “Don’t get upset. This is a normal side effect. I have observed it and you have a good head type. You should still be handsome even if your hair falls out.”

He didn’t give Qiu Xing time to react. He immediately opened the door and got out of the car, walking quickly into the airport. He left Qiu Xing alone in the car to face the cruel reality of hair loss.

***

Xie Yang’s good mood continued until he got off the plane. The moment he turned on his phone, he received a call from Qin Cheng.

Qin Cheng’s tone was a bit strange. “I have been watching the online trends as you told me to. At the beginning, sneak shots of you and Qiu Xing flowed out. The media and your fans gradually discovered that something was wrong. Later, the media released a clear photo of you and Qiu Xing holding hands. At that time, public opinion exploded. I was trying to guide and pave the way for the official publicity about you and Mr Qiu. Then Tao Yang suddenly made a Weibo post.”

“Tao Yang?”

Xie Yang guessed that something would appear on the Internet. After all, today he and Qiu Xing acted together without covering anything up. Xie Xiu might’ve made trouble at the beginning and sent some wrong information to the media, but later he and Qiu Xing walked around the campus and took numerous photos together. During this period, they put their arms around each other’s shoulders or hugged the waist. The clothes they wore were also a couple outfit that Qiu Xing had prepared carefully. It was only a matter of time before someone discovered their relationship. Xie Yang had thought of many possibilities but he didn’t expect Tao Yang to come out halfway.

“What did Tao Yang do?”

Qin Cheng replied, “He helped explain for you to the marketing accounts and media who speculated that you are in love with Qiu Xing. He said that you and Qiu Xing have a pure elder and younger generation relationship.”

“……”

Qin Cheng added. “Your fans believe him and are organizing people to go to the marketing accounts. I asked someone in the fan groups to guide and temporarily suppressed them.”

Xie Yang laughed coldly. “Tao Yang really ‘helped’ me. You continue to control the fans. I’ll handle this myself.”

Xie Yang boarded the car to go to the crew and looked at Weibo.

On the hot search, topics such as #Xie Yang Graduation#, #Xie Yang’s romance exposed at graduation#, #Xie Yang’s lover#, #Tao Yang encounter with Xie Yang# and #Tao Yang helped Xie Yang clarify# were arranged in order and the heat was very high.

Xie Yang first clicked on the topic about his romance being exposed. The page refreshed and a video that was obviously taken secretly appeared on top of the page. The video was posted by a C University student and the comments below exceeded 10,000.

Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit: Wtf, wtf! Look at who I filmed! I didn’t expect that I would encounter Xie Yang and his family taking photos while wandering around the campus! However, why hug the waist when taking photos with your family? Did I find something?

The video only lasted a few seconds. It was shot from behind and happened to show Qiu Xing reaching for Xie Yang.

Xie Yang closed the video and opened the comments below. The hot comments were all expressing shock and tears from lost love. There weren’t many malicious comments. It could be seen that Qin Cheng had asked a public relations team to guide public opinion.

Underneath this video was a set of photos issued by a media account. The first photo was of him and Qiu Xing holding hands when they got out of the car at the school. They were afraid that people wouldn’t eat melons so the account deliberately circled the hands of the two people with a bright red colour.

The remaining few photos should be sent to the media by C University students. Some of them were clear and some were fuzzy. They were all shots of him and Qiu Xing taking photos on campus.

In fact, his relationship with Qiu Xing had basically been made public. Even if he and Qiu Xing didn’t come out to clarify the matter, people would think that they were lovers. In this way, they didn’t have to worry about being photographed by the media when getting along together in the future and they could fall in love freely.

But now…

Xie Yang withdrew from the topic and clicked on the topic #Tao Yang helped Xie Yang clarify#. He jumped to this page and Tao Yang’s Weibo post was ranked first. It was posted two hours ago when he was on the plane and his mobile phone was turned off.

Tao Yang: Today, I was very happy to attend C University’s graduation ceremony as a family member. After the ceremony, I was fortunate enough to run into Xie Yang. He is a great junior and I am very happy to meet him. Coincidentally, the friend that Xie Yang’s father invited to watch the ceremony is actually an elder of a family friend. The six degrees of separation concept is true. On a great day when people are graduating, I want to ask the media not to write things randomly. An elder’s care, appreciation and love for the younger generation shouldn’t be distorted.

What elder of a family friend? He directly publicized the hierarchy between him and Qiu Xing and their interaction had been stamped with an elder’s appreciation of the younger generation. Xie Yang didn’t read the comments of this Weibo post. He directly exited the topic and went to #Xie Yang’s lover#.

In this topic, people were trying to figure out Qiu Xing’s identity. However, perhaps Qiu Xing was too low-key and hidden or the media and marketing accounts were too useless. Several hours passed but no one had dug up Qiu Xing’s identity. Of course, there might be people who had dug up Qiu Xing’s identity but didn’t dare say it.

After reading the hot search, Xie Yang scanned the hot topic list again. He found that the contents at the top had basically overlapped. He directly closed Weibo and called Qiu Xing. A few seconds passed before the call was answered and Qiu Xing’s voice was heard. “Have you arrived?”

In the background, Dr Kirkman’s voice was heard. Xie Yang paused and asked, “Did you go to see Dr Kirkman?”

Qiu Xing’s voice came again after a few seconds and Dr Kirkman’s voice was no longer audible. The background had turned quiet. “I just came for a routine check.”

“So do you know that Tao Yang helped clarify our relationship?”

Qiu Xing’s tone was filled with doubts. “What Tao Yang? Clarify what relationship?”

***

10 minutes later, Qiu Xing finished looking at Weibo and called Xie Yang back. “I didn’t expect him to make such a post.”

“I also didn’t expect it. I only guessed that he would be restrained and say nothing. I didn’t expect that he would kindly help us cover up and explain. He is really a qualified younger generation, isn’t he?”

Qiu Xing’s voice was heard after a few seconds. The tone was slower and filled with coaxing. “Are you angry?”

“Guess?”

“……”

“My person—this introduction is really good.”

“…Just wait.” Qiu Xing paused before continuing. “Wait and I’ll deal with this matter.”

“Okay, I’ll wait for you to handle it.” Then Xie Yang hung up. Not long after ending the conversation with Qiu Xing, Xie Yang received another call from Qin Cheng. Qin Cheng asked Xie Yang how to handle the matter.

Qin Cheng analyzed it, “If you and Mr Qiu directly publicize it, you will definitely hit Tao Yang in the face. Tao Yang has just set up his own studio in China. It seems he is ready to return home for development. His situation is somewhat special. He debuted abroad and his first movie was a prize winning movie. He has his own clothing brand that is highly praised by the media. His family background is also very good. If you hit him in the face then it is likely—”

Xie Yang interrupted Qin Cheng’s words. “I have handed this matter over to Qiu Xing to deal with.”

“What?”

“You don’t have to do anything. Wait for news from Qiu Xing.”

Half an hour later, the car stopped at the hotel entrance. Many well-informed media were waiting outside the hotel. The moment Xie Yang got out of the car, they rushed over, almost poking their microphones and recorders in Xie Yang’s face.

“Xie Yang, are you really in love with an unknown man?”

“Xie Yang, why did Tao Yang help you clarify? Who is the person who attended your ceremony? Is it really just an elder you know?”

“Xie Yang! Xie Yang, please respond. What do you think about the news that your relationship has been exposed? Is it true?”

Xie Yang didn’t answer any questions. He lowered the hat he was wearing and quickly entered the hotel with the help of Wu Shui and the hotel security.


Proofreader: Mnemo

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qyuraa

Thank you for the chapter!