Early the next morning, the two of them boarded the return flight. Yi Jiamu controlled his expression the entire time and didn’t take the initiative to speak. Gu Yesheng thought of the child’s thin skin and didn’t tease him again for a while.
After arriving at the school, Gu Yesheng escorted Yi Jiamu back to his dormitory in a gentlemanly manner. He saw Yi Jiamu about to go upstairs and suddenly called out softly, “Mumu.”
Yi Jiamu paused and looked back. “Hmm?”
Gu Yesheng thought for a moment. “Coming up is the second half of the competition and I should be very busy.”
Yi Jiamu watched him quietly, not understanding what this person was going to say.
Gu Yesheng smiled under such a gaze and approached Yi Jiamu, slowly whispering in his ear, “I mean that even if I don’t have time to remind you, I hope you don’t forget that I like you.’
Yi Jiamu’s face was hot and he instinctively took two steps back. Before he had time to speak, he heard the sound of something falling to the ground. Yi Jiamu looked back and saw Sang Bei, who had just come back from outside.
Sang Bei quickly picked up the communicator that had fallen to the ground and smiled stiffly. “What a coincidence. Ha, haha. You continue, continue.”
Then he ran straight into the dormitory without looking back. Yi Jiamu was silent for a moment under Gu Yesheng’s smile. He didn’t say anything and just walked away with an expressionless face.
He entered the dormitory door and saw Sang Bei, who had just escaped quickly. Sang Bei rushed forward enthusiastically, his eyes full of excitement. “Hurry up, tell me. What step did you and God Ye get to last night?”
Yi Jiamu was carefully putting the cactus back on the balcony and he couldn’t help pausing when he heard these words. “What do you mean by what step?”
Sang Bei gave a deep smile. “Don’t pretend. I saw it all downstairs just now. God Ye’s attitude toward you is very close!”
Yi Jiamu, “……”
Sang Bei noticed his roommate’s red eyes and his heart of gossip burned even further. He thought about it again and asked tentatively, “Yesterday, God Ye should’ve had a good shower?”
Sang Bei thought this was tactful enough. He hadn’t expected that once he spoke, Yi Jiamu’s redness spread from his ears to both cheeks. It was unknown what Yi Jiamu had thought of.
Yi Jiamu didn’t respond. He just grabbed his backpack and rushed directly to the balcony. “If there is nothing, I will give Cici the nutrients solution.
Sang Bei stared at the room that had become empty in the blink of an eye. He blinked slowly as if he realized something from Yi Jiamu’s reaction. Then his eyes brightened.
He controlled the urge to scream crazily in his heart, reached out for his communicator and sent a message to the only ally of the Yemu CP. [Ahhhhh, important news. Sister, I think our CP is real!]
Meanwhile, Gu Yesheng had just walked through his apartment door when he felt the communicator vibrating twice.
He pulled it out to look and joy appeared in his eyes. [Oh? That is very good ~ #smile]
Gu Yesheng didn’t think that a week later, he wouldn’t be able to laugh anymore.
The preliminary round ended and the entire association devoted themselves to preparing for the second half of the competition. After all, Yi Jiamu was the assistant of the association so the two of them had met each other in the building.
However, whenever there was a need for communication, Yi Jiamu would also deliver it to Gu Yesheng in the most concise tone, avoiding almost all contact with all apart from training-related content. There was no need to mention Gu Yesheng, the person involved. Even a bystander like Xu Yi discovered that Yi Jiamu was hiding from Gu Yesheng.
“I say, what happened on the day you were left alone?” Xu Yi fully released his gossipy nature at his time. After the day’s training ended, he didn’t leave and instead headed to Gu Yesheng’s side. “Tell me honestly. Did you do anything immoral to Mumu?”
Gu Yesheng sipped some water and glanced at him. “If I say that he did something immoral to me, would you believe it?”
Xu Yi sneered. “What did you say?”
This meant he didn’t believe it.
Gu Yesheng slowly retracted his gaze, glanced at the back of the person seriously recording data in the distance and sighed. “In fact, he looked at my body and threatened to break my leg.”
Here, his tone was full of grievances. “I couldn’t even ask him to be accountable for me.”
Xu Yi was shocked by this shameless acting. “I always thought I was shameless enough. I didn’t expect you to be a hundred times more shameless than me!”
Gu Yesheng’s lips moved but he was finally too lazy to say anything. Originally, he was the one who was peeked at but no one believed it. Gu Yesheng’s eyes darkened and his tone became softer. “Remember to close the door when you leave.”
“When did I say I was leaving?”
Gu Yesheng stared at him with a blank expression. “Then you can get ready to go now.”
Xu Yi read the threat in this person’s eyes and picked up his coat on the sofa without hesitation. He was particularly flexible as he stretched. “You’re right. I almost forgot I have a date tonight!”
Seeing Gu Yesheng lying on the sofa and acting like he wasn’t ready to move, Xu Yi risked his life to give a gentle reminder. “I think it is better not to be too flirty with our innocent little assistant.”
Gu Yesheng didn’t speak. He just glanced at Xu Yi with eyes that were as sharp as knives before slowly turning his gaze to Yi Jiamu.
This week, forget about holding hands. They didn’t even say a few words to each other. Even the delivery of milk tea was turned down. Thinking about it, he really felt wronged.
After another week or so, the second half of the competition would officially start.
The intensity of the training might’ve been reduced in order to prevent the members from over-training but most of them still participated in training targeted towards opponents in the next match and piles of data were generated every day.
All of these needed to be archived by the assistant Yi Jiamu. Therefore, every time other people finished training, he needed to stay and organize things for a long time.
Yi Jiamu stood in front of an instrument and could feel the gaze on it. It was like an invisible hand sticking to his neck, revealing a slight ambiguity.
He admitted that he had been deliberating avoiding Gu Yesheng since returning to school but it wasn’t entirely selfish. On one hand, things really needed to be slowed down. On the other hand, the piles of training reports waiting to be sorted by him really kept him busy.
Before he knew it, the sky gradually darkened.
The entire floor was empty. Yi Jiamu put the last page of data into the documents bag and was ready to send it to the reference room. As a result, he didn’t notice there was someone behind him. The moment he turned around, he ran into the person’s arms.
Gu Yesheng gently held Yi Jiamu, lowered his eyes and chuckled. “Be careful.”
Yi Jiamu quietly avoided his gaze. “Yes…”
Gu Yesheng naturally reached out and took the documents bag from Yi Jiamu. “I will help you take it to the reference room.”
“No.” Yi Jiamu instinctively wanted to grab it but he was avoided.
“I just want to help you.” Gu Yesheng looked hurt. “Mumu, do you dislike me that much?”
Such a low voice lightly and softly caressed his ears. He was in a trance and seemed to return to that steam-filled space where a faint floral fragrance floated in the air.
Yi Jiamu’s heart thumped and he felt choked up. “I don’t dislike you…”
“You don’t dislike me?” Gu Yesheng showed a dazed expression. “So you like me, right?”
Yi Jiamu didn’t speak.
Gu Yesheng remembered Xu Yi’s reminder and controlled the urge to continue spreading out his tail. He didn’t tease Yi Jiamu any longer. He lifted the documents bag in his hand and patted the child’s head with the other hand. “In any case, I just want to help you carry the documents. You can satisfy this small request of mine, right?”
Yi Jiamu saw the other person’s sincere attitude and nodded. “Then be careful. Don’t lose any of it.”
Gu Yesheng laughed. “I promise to complete the task.”
Yi Jiamu didn’t speak any longer. He turned and walked toward the reference room and Gu Yesheng followed. They walked in and looking at the familiar furnishings in the room, Yi Jiamu couldn’t help feeling strange. This reference room wasn’t a stranger to them. Too much had happened in it.
Normally, he didn’t feel much. However, once the two of them were alone here, there was a type of ambiguity in the air. Yi Jiamu forcibly controlled his thoughts and started to classify today’s documents one by one.
Gu Yesheng didn’t do anything like Yi Jiamu expected. He just leaned against the door and watched Yi Jiamu.
The data about the group battle needed to be placed on the top level of the file rack. Yi Jiamu looked around and was ready to find a chair to support his feet when footsteps were heard close behind him.
Gu Yesheng took the documents from him. “It needs to be placed here?”
Gu Yesheng moved slightly forward as he spoke.
His raised arm passed by Yi Jiamu’s ear. At this close distance, it was like he was surrounded from behind. The pheromones belonging to an alpha quietly caged him and a slight breath filled with heat touched his neck. The skin around his glands was already sensitive. Under such teasing, there seemed to be an electric current that flowed through his body in an instant.
Yi Jiamu’s body stiffened involuntarily and he was tense. He lowered his head and responded in a slightly hoarse voice, “Yes…”
Gu Yesheng finished placing the information and found that the person in his arms was too quiet.
He took a closer look at the posture of the two of them and couldn’t help smiling. He wasn’t in a hurry to move away. He just quietly enjoyed this person’s shy appearance.
Yi Jiamu waited a moment but the person behind him didn’t move for a long time. In the end, he couldn’t hold back and whispered, “Did you put it away yet?”
Gu Yesheng couldn’t help wanting to laugh. “I have put it away.”
Then he slowly let go of the person in front of him.
Before he could take half a step, Yi Jiamu was in a rush to escape from this narrow, ambiguous space. Therefore, he didn’t pay attention. The moment he turned around, a bottle fell out of his pants pocket. It rolled a few times on the ground before stopping at Gu Yesheng’s feet.
Gu Yesheng didn’t wait for a reaction and leaned over to pick it up. He looked at it and a hint of surprise flashed in his eyes. Then he smiled meaningfully. “I didn’t expect it. Little friend, your routine is quite deep?”
Yi Jiamu stared at the bottle in Gu Yesheng’s hand before remembering. This was the spray he had kept in his pocket because he wanted to return it to Zhou Ming.
Now he heard this sentence and blinked in a dazed manner. “What routine?”
Gu Yesheng saw Yi Jiamu’s expression and was thoughtful. After a moment, he slowly raised the corners of his mouth. “Don’t you know what Enthus is?”
Yi Jiamu, “?”