If You Don’t Fall In Love, You’ll Die

Chapter 24

Why was it that Ren Jing was not sad!? Shouldn’t he be very hurt after being stood up like that?

Ye Chen couldn’t help but ask, "You’re not mad at me for going back on my words?"

Ren Jing said, "How could it be counted as going back on your words? I’m already very glad that you come to Paris, so don’t go to the Latin district. It’s really hot there, I’m afraid you’ll feel unwell."

Ye Chen, "……"

Why was it that he felt the water he drank was extraordinarily sweet? An illusion, this must be an illusion!

"What should I do now?" He asked the death system.

The death system gave him an advice like an army advisor, "Intensify your effort!"

Ye Chen replied, "How to intensify it……"

The death system suggested, "Tell him you wanted to go home."

Ye Chen, "……"

The death system asserted, "Trust me, I’m sure that he’s going to be very sad this time!"

Ye Chen felt sad instead and replied, "That doesn’t sound like a good idea."

The death system said, "What’s not good about it? You originally came here to take care of urgent matters. You have the right to go back earlier after you finished them."

Ye Chen, "……"

The death system said again, "Be a good boy and listen to what I said. If it doesn’t work again this time, I’ll call you daddy."

Ye Chen became excited upon hearing what the death system said. Oh my, he couldn’t deny that this sounded a lot more interesting than the life point!

Ren Jing, I’m so sorry but you have to suffer from injustice first. Wait for me to restrain this naughty kid!

Ye Chen put down his knife and fork then suddenly stated, "I want to go home."

Ren Jing’s glabella wrinkled slightly, then he asked, "Did something happen?"

Ye Chen became dumbfounded because of his question.

Ren Jing asked, "Is it anything urgent? What kind of problem is it, can I do anything to help? Can you go back by yourself? Let’s go back together."

Ye Chen, "……"

Death system, "……"

Seeing Ye Chen kept silent like that, Ren Jing asked again, "Don’t worry about it, no matter what happened, I……"

Ye Chen’s cheeks became slightly red, he couldn’t help but interrupt Ren Jing and said, "Didn’t you come to Paris to finish your shot?"

Ren Jing said, "That’s alright, I’ll be able to make it."

"But your schedule had been decided the moment you arrived here."

"Never mind that, I’ll accompany you to go back first. I’ll come back here after your problem is solved."

Ye Chen, "……"

Ren Jing looked into him and asked, "The earliest flight would be three hours later. I’ll ask Yang Sen to……"

"No no no, don’t!" Ye Chen said immediately, "I’m not going back anymore!"

Ren Jing was left in a daze.

Ye Chen said, "I-I don’t have anything urgent to take care of."

Ren Jing obviously had some doubt after hearing that.

Ye Chen had to add softly, "I just spoke without thinking, don’t take it seriously."

Ren Jing asked again, "Is that true?"

Ye Chen nodded forcefully and asserted, "That’s true! I just… just…" he rambled, "…feel a bit bored."

After he finished saying so, he felt that he had turned the conversation in the wrong direction.

Ren Jing immediately 'understood' what he meant.

The anxiety reflected in his eyes vanished, turning into a gentleness like that of the blue sea as he said, "I’ll finish shooting as soon as possible, then I could always accompany you."

Ye Chen’s heart flipped. It's over, but Ren Jing misunderstood instead!

Ren Jing himself didn’t even consider that he was spoiling Ye Chen now…… He…… absolutely didn’t!!!

Ren Jing reached out and held Ye Chen’s hand, his voice very gentle like coaxing a child, "Paris isn’t that interesting. I’ll accompany you to the southern part tomorrow."

There was a famous resort in the southern part of the F country with a great amount of flowers. Coincidentally, July and August happened to be the flowering season for lavenders.

Two men going to Provence, uh…… It would be better not to think too much about it.

Ren Jing said, "I have never been there before."

Ye Chen looked up to him in a daze and asked, "You have never been there before?"

Ren Jing replied, "Going there by myself wouldn’t be that fun."

Ye Chen responded, "Then just find a friend to go along with you."

Ren Jing looked into him and said, "Would it be alright for me to go with you?"

Ye Chen’s heart thumped, understanding what he meant by that.

Couples must go to F country’s famous romantic resort, the paradise of flower.

Ren Jing had never been there because he had yet to meet that person he wanted to go with. But now, he invited Ye Chen. He wanted to go with Ye Chen.

Did Ye Chen wanted to go? He would love to!

The beloved death system said in a low voice, "Now you should refuse him, he’ll definitely be very sad."

Ye Chen glanced at it and said, "Call me daddy."

Death system, "……"

Ren Jing asked Ye Chen again, "Do you want to go?"

Ye Chen said, "I’d love to! I’ll take you to play and make sure that you’ll see the most beautiful flowers!"

Daddy's kid death system, "……"

What can I do? If daddy won’t listen to me, I can’t beat him to death anyway *grip loosened*.

Ren Jing immediately smiled and his eyes curved as he said, "Alright."

The next morning, Ren Jing went to the Latin district. Ye Chen didn’t go anywhere, he just strolled around in the hotel.

The death system said, "Do you want to give up on this mission?"

Ye Chen thought for awhile then said, "I’ll wait and see what happens later."

The death system counted the account for him and said, "Giving up is alright, you’re very rich by now anyways."

Ye Chen actually thought so, too.

Even though it would be such a waste of two life points, it was unlikely to put his life in danger. He could just let it go.

Time passed and noon came in a blink of an eye. Ye Chen received a phone call. When he saw the caller ID, he swiped his phone without thinking much.

The phone rang and was rejected three times, and after the fourth rejection he received a message instead.

"You’re in Paris??? Why didn’t you come to visit me after coming all the way here!?!?"

Looking at all the question and exclamation marks, he knew that the other party was very anxious.

It gave Ye Chen a splitting headache. How could the great devil know that he was in Paris? In order to avoid him, Ye Chen even held himself back from going anywhere. So how could he know?

This time, it was a call from Xiao Liu. Ye Chen answered.

Xiao Liu said with a bitter face, "Brother Chen, please accept my sincere apologies. I met President Yu when I was in Champs Élysées……"

Now Ye Chen understood. He and Xiao Liu were each other’s shadows after all. Basically, if anyone saw Xiao Liu, it was the same as successfully knowing where Ye Chen was.

Xiao Liu said, "It’s me who was too careless."

Ye Chen replied, "That’s alright, I’m the one who told you to go there in the first place." If he went to Paris and didn’t bring anything home for the queen mother, he was afraid he had to taste the bamboo shoot with sliced pork dish !

Since his location had been exposed, it was useless not to answer the call.

Ye Chen looked at the phone which was ringing intensely. He had no choice but to answer, "A Zhe……"

The voice of his caller sounded quite impatient. Ye Chen could not quite hear what he said, the voice of the fashionable and reserved devil Yu sounded like angry bawling, "Where are you now? Why didn’t you tell me? When did you arrive in Paris?"

These series of questions that came to Ye Chen made his head hurt. He then said, "I’m leaving soon."

"You have to meet me right this second!"

Ye Chen, "……"

Yu Xingzhe asked, "Where are you now?"

Ye Chen told him the hotel’s name.

Yu Xingzhe asked again, "Why did you stay there?"

Ye Chen usually stayed at Le Meurice when he came to Paris, but it was booked by Ren Jing this time. This hotel was closer to the location of his shooting.

But of course Ye Chen wouldn’t dare to say his real purpose of coming here, so he said vaguely, "I just feel like changing places sometimes……"

Yu Xingzhe said, "Wait right there, I’ll look for you."

Ye Chen was still struggling with himself. Ye Chen wanted to say that he would leave as soon as he finished handling his business therefore they didn’t need to meet up. But Yu Xingzhe had hung up the call.

Ye Chen instantly became worried.

He used to have a great relationship with Yu Xingzhe before, just like with Gu Xi. The three of them grew up together, they were brothers since elementary school until high school.

But in their second year of high school, Yu Xingzhe suddenly began to drift apart from them.

At first, he just drifted apart from Ye Chen. Ye Chen tried to mend their relationship, but soon after, Yu Xingzhe immediately hang around with other people and ignored them.

In the end, they graduated and all of them grew up. Things that happened in high school seemed to have gone with the wind. And then, they became quite close again.

But not sure what had happened, Yu Xingzhe started turning against Gu Xi again.

Ye Chen was more partial to Gu Xi, but not because Gu Xi and him were closer. It was more because Yu Xingzhe was obviously the one looking for trouble.

Gu Xi also didn’t mess with Yu Xingzhe back, so Yu Xingzhe squeezed Gu Xi out with all his might.

Ye Chen wasn’t stupid so he could see it clearly, which was why he stay further and further away from Yu Xingzhe.

Later on, Yu Xingzhe returned to Paris, and they barely kept in touch with each other.

But they would still meet on New Year’s Eve or other festivals. Mother Ye and mother Yu were best friends. They were on such good terms that they always thought of wanting to have daughters so that they could have each others’ daughters as daughter-in-laws.

Ye Chen had come to Paris and he really didn’t want to meet Yu Xingzhe, but looking into the situation now, it would not be good if he didn’t meet Yu Xingzhe.

Ye Chen didn’t know where Yu Xingzhe was, but he came in light speed anyways, it took him no more than five minutes.

Even after all these years of not seeing each other, it seemed that he hadn’t changed much.

Yu Xingzhe still had the same sparkling appearance: tall, well-built, added up with his inherent fashion style. He wasn’t born with a feminine face, but he had a kind of beauty like an alluring woman: a long and narrow eyes. They were exquisite facial features overwhelming all sentient beings.

Ye Chen was quite terrified by him. Gu Xi was an evildoer, but this one here was a living demon!

Ye Chen greeted him, "A Zhe, long time no see."

Yu Xingzhe kept silent. He just stared at Ye Chen, but inside his heart, he wished he could check Ye Chen up from top to bottom, from inside to outside.

Ye Chen forced himself to smile and said, "I’m just staying for a few days, so I don’t want to bother you."

Yu Xingzhe raised his lips, then gave him a foxy smile as he said, "So you’ve finally learnt how to speak politely."

Ye Chen, "……"

Yu Xingzhe asked, "What are you doing in Paris?"

How could Ye Chen even say the reason why! He had been faltering for quite awhile, yet couldn’t make up an appropriate reason.

Yu Xingzhe knitted his eyebrows and said, "If you don’t like to say it then forget about it. Who even wants to know?"

Ye Chen, "……"

Good grief. He wouldn’t say, then.

Yu Xingzhe took a glance at him and said, "What are you wearing? Giv**chy is really getting worse. It’d be better for you to take off this shirt and sell it somewhere."

Ye Chen said, "The quality is outstanding. Besides, it’s comfortable to wear."

"It’s ugly." Yu Xingzhe added, "You also stained it with ketchup."

Ye Chen responded, "Ah, is there?" As he lowered his head, he did see a tiny red stain at the ridge of his shirt. It was as tiny as a needle.

However, according to this obsessive Virgo demon, it was a prick in his eyes.

Knowing his temper, Ye Chen said, "I’ll change my clothes."

But Yu Xingzhe said, "What are you fiddling around for? Let’s go. I’ll treat you lunch."

Ye Chen was filled with surprise.

Yu Xingzhe said, "Aren’t you going back soon? Don’t waste any more time."

Ye Chen was really surprised. Had this guy changed for real? But wasn’t obsessive-compulsive disorder incurable?

Ye Chen and Yu Xingzhe went out of the hotel. The instant he stepped foot outside, Ye Chen understood that what Ren Jing said was true: it was hot. Really, really hot!

Ye Chen only walked a few steps, yet he already felt that it was hot enough to make him burn soon!

Yu Xingzhe’s car came and they get into it. After the car’s air conditioner blew onto him, he finally felt a lot more comfortable. But because he was sweating, his neck felt uncomfortable, so he unbuttoned the collarband and pulled it open a bit.

His action was natural, but Yu Xingzhe’s eyes were extremely sharp.

He caught sight of that shady red mark just by a glance.

Being aware of Yu Xingzhe’s sight on him, Ye Chen hadn’t got the time to respond, but he asked him immediately, "What’s wrong?"

Yu Xingzhe’s voice was cold and gloomy like that of an ice, "You’ve slept with Gu Xi."

Author’s note

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Director Gu: Uhm…