The moment he finished his words, Ye Chen felt awkward again. Uhm…… Did it clearly show on his face that he was impatient?
He really wanted to explain his impatience!
Ye Chen thought of saying these: What I meant by booking a ticket is to book ahead of schedule. Even if we leave three days, one week, or even a month later, we have to book the tickets in advance. But as these words were on the tip of his tongue, he didn't have the courage to voice them out. What would he do if by any chance Ren Jing book tickets for a month later!?
Ren Jing was feeling really sweetened by Ye Chen. He asked, "You'd like to return home now?"
Ye Chen eagerly looked at him. Ye Chen didn't have the nerve to say anything, but anyone could see it clearly in his eyes: I reeeeeally would like to! Important things must be repeated 30,000 times!
Ren Jing raised the corner of his lips uncontrollably. "We're not going to Aix-en-Provence (Exmoor) anymore?"
Right, they still needed to go to the southern part of country F, they still needed to go to Provence to see lavender.
How roma– Uh, I mean… It was such a delightful place to go, it would be a pity to miss it.
Ye Chen was confused again.
Ren Jing suggested, "How about we go to Exmoor first and return later in three days?"
Three days…… But Ye Chen was still worried. Ye Lan was a thorn in his heart. If he didn't pull it out, he would feel uncomfortable and would not have a peace of mind.
He had failed twice, who knew what that desperate man would risk just to kill Ye Chen?
It was hard to say what else he might do now that Ye Lan could reach out to country F even.
Undue delay might bring troubles. He couldn't waste any more time!
Ye Chen seriously stated, "Let's return home."
Ren Jing chuckled as he said, "No rush."
Ye Chen knew that Ren Jing had misunderstood, but he just let it be. He had no image to speak of in front of Ren Jing anyway.
Even though that was what he had in mind, Ye Chen's cheeks reddened as he said, "I want to go back home."
When Ren Jing saw Ye Chen like this, let alone going home, he would nod straightaway even if Ye Chen said he wanted to go to the stars and the moon.
Ren Jing asked, "We'll leave in the afternoon?"
Ye Chen nodded again and again, "Mm-hm!"
Ren Jing said, "I'll have A Sen book the tickets."
Ye Chen responded, "Alright!"
Ren Jing felt an itch in his heart seeing Ye Chen so obedient. It was easy for people to mistake them as families with the way they were sitting together currently, so he kissed Ye Chen.
The tip of Ye Chen's heart trembled all over.
Ren Jing didn't want to do this at first, but when Ye Chen gave him this look……
Xiao Liu covered his eyes, his face became completely red as he thought: Oh my Godddddd, Wife, please quickly come and save me, I almost turn gay!
When they were separated, Ye Chen gasped for breath. He was so embarrassed he felt he might explode soon, yet he refused to leave Ren Jing's side. This look was simply…… If this was sent to the assistants' group chat, they would probably crazily flooded it with 'Did the darling grow up eating cuteness!?' all over.
While they were having lunch, Ye Chen sat next to Ren Jing, sticking to each other. Even their legs were touching each other all the time.
Xiao Liu couldn't see it, but Ren Jing was smiling the whole time. He was obviously very happy.
Ye Chen was quite grateful. He roasted the death system, "Fortunately, the requirement of physical contact didn't consist of having to have skin contact for nine straight hours." If that was really the case, he wouldn't be able to handle it for that long!
Well, they couldn't keep holding hands for nine hours, could they? If they did, e-even Ren Jing would think that he was crazy!
Upon hearing those words, the death system was stupefied and thought: Fuck! I felt like I've lost 100 million!
Ye Chen felt quite embarrassed as he said to the death system, "Do you think the development between Ren Jing and me are too fast……?"
Frankly speaking, they became familiar with each other for merely half a month, this would normally be where couples were at the stage of searching for mutual feelings.
In the end…… He and Ren Jing have skipped countless steps, they could essentially meet each others' parents already in a flash!
Death system rolled its eyes and said, "Too fast my shit." They obviously had a home run on the first day. It had been half a month since then, but all they had been doing was hugging! It couldn't assign many of its serious missions because of this!
Ye Chen roasted it again, "You're still the fall in love system, huh? Bullshit."
Death system responded, "What do you think 'love' is? What you say doesn't count, only real actions."
"What kind of act are you playing in your head this time?"
Death system, "Pretending to be a human in great harmony, I guess?"
Ye Chen, "……"
Even though this had become out of topic, Ye Chen still remembered the important matter. He tried to inquire again, "Has Ren Jing liked me since long ago?"
Death system repeated its answer, "Why don't you just ask him?"
Ye Chen said, "H-how could I have the face to ask that?" Besides, Ye Chen was a dandy with -100 acting skills, there was nothing worthy about him for Ren Jing to like.
The death system teased him, "How about I assign you a mission to ask him about that?"
Ye Chen immediately nailed the death system by its vulnerable point, "So the missions are randomly assigned by you?"
The death system laughed cheerfully and said, "I'm just joking, yet you took the bait."
Ye Chen continued to expose its weak point, "You even miscalculated the remaining life points I had last time."
The death system replied with perfect assurance, "So I'm not allowed to miscalculate?"
Ye Chen said, "You still have the nerve to call yourself a system……"
Death system interjected, "Who said that a system are not allowed to be bad at mathematics? My calculation module is written by a PE teacher, is that no good?"
"All good, all good," Ye Chen raised his hand in surrender. "Cheap people are invincible. You win."
Death system thought inside its heart, I'm not cheap, this system is an expensive system!
After they were done eating lunch, Xiao Liu pushed the dining cart away. Just then, Ren Jing's cellphone rang. Yang Sen called to say that the tickets were booked. The ticket was for two o'clock in the afternoon.
Ye Chen let out a sigh of relief, his heart felt more relaxed.
He was afraid that Ren Jing would leave, so he immediately took Ren Jing's hand. Ren Jing looked at him.
Ye Chen pretended that he had not hold Ren Jing's hand and said 'naturally', "Yang Sen always work with such great efficiency."
Ren Jing replied, "We're also lucky, someone returned their ticket."
Ye Chen asked, "Did everyone who came with you also have their tickets booked?"
Ren Jing replied, "Yes."
Ye Chen said, "That's a relief."
After chatting awkwardly for awhile, Ren Jing shifted his gaze down, looking at their hands which were tied together. He raised the corner of his mouth and said with a gentle and soft voice, "Let's pack our things?"
Because they were suddenly going back, there were more things to pack than if they were going to Exmoor.
After all, they originally planned to go to see the lavender first then go back to Paris, after which they would go home from Paris.
Ye Chen wouldn't let go of their hands at all. Only an hour had passed, there was still two-thirds left of the duration towards the first life point. He wouldn't let go no matter what!
Ye Chen said, "Can't you just let someone pack your things?"
Ren Jing replied, "They won't be able to enter my bedroom."
Ye Chen immediately went into a panic upon hearing Ren Jing's reply. What should he do now!?
He understood that everyone had their own privacy, especially someone like Ren Jing. Even though he had a group of assistants who were always with him, when it came to his privacy, he wouldn't let other people intrude.
But…… He didn't want to let go.
Ren Jing thought for awhile then said, "How about you come with me to pack?"
"Eh……" Ye Chen was dumbstruck before he continued, "Would that be good?"
Ren Jing held the back of Ye Chen's hand and said, "Yes."
Death system, "Oh-ho, he's inviting you. There's still enough time, one hour should be enough for a shot."
Ye Chen, "……Get out!!!"
The death system rolled here and there. It rolled rather joyfully.
If it was the previous Ye Chen, he would probably give up these life points already, but now…… Upon realizing the importance of the life points, he wouldn't waste even half of it.
Compared to someone's life, his dignity meant nothing. Especially since it was in front of Ren Jing, he had always felt that this should be fine, yet he also felt hopeless.
They walked hand in hand from Ye Chen's room to the next room. Actually, the hotel suite were all the same; there was a living room outside, a study on the left side, a personal gym, and there was a bedroom inside. The bedroom's arrangement were exactly the same, there wasn't any difference at all.
But as Ye Chen entered this suite, he became nervous and jittery all over.
Maybe that was because the air he was breathing wasn't the same as the ones in his own room.
Usually next door, Ye Chen used his card, but in here, they were using Ren Jing's card…… What the hell!?
I-it felt different! Completely different!
Ren Jing led Ye Chen into the bedroom. This was enough to make the death system so excited it might break down. It was the (foggy) feeling of excitement as if death system was soon going to be a grandparent.
Ye Chen who had 'lost all sense of shame' followed in, but he didn't dare to look at anything. He simply followed obediently like a wife, except that he refused to let go of Ren Jing's hand. He didn't dare to do anything else.
Ren Jing himself was also reluctant to let Ye Chen go.
The picture that lingered in his mind was so frightful that he was unable to recover even after some time had passed.
Ye Chen wouldn't leave, but that made him felt at ease instead. He wanted to do nothing but held Ye Chen just like this.
Was Ye Chen perhaps aware of his uneasiness and thus stayed with him this whole time?
Movie King Ren was being sweetened by his own fantasy again.
He was very grateful to be able to meet Ye Chen in his life, it was the most fortunate thing for him.
Fortunately, the great butler Liu was the one in charge of all of Ye Chen's things, so Ye Chen didn't have to pack on his own. If not, he would have to repeat the awkward process of holding hands (while packing) again.
Because the flight was at two o'clock in the afternoon, they were in a tight schedule and should be on their way to the airport now.
Needless to say, when they were on their way, the two were sitting next to each other (in the car), the mission going on perfectly.
When they arrived at the airport, they went to the lounge. Because it was a private room, they had nothing to worry about.
Since there was still more than an hour to go before boarding, Ye Chen really wanted to get the first life point, so he proposed, "Are you sleepy?"
Ren Jing didn't have the habit of taking a nap, but he saw Ye Chen yawned so he asked, "You want to sleep for awhile?"
Ye Chen replied, "Yes."
Ren Jing said, "Lay the chair flat, you could lie down that way."
Ye Chen asked him, "Are you not going to sleep?"
Ren Jing thought for awhile, then said, "I'll accompany you."
Ye Chen had been waiting for him to say those words. He immediately replied sweetly, "Alright."
When the sofa had been laid flat, it could become a narrow double bed. If Ren Jing laid down, his legs were going to be completely outside, but it was all good for Ye Chen.
In fact, it was going to be very cramped, but Ye Chen was afraid it wouldn't be narrow enough. The narrower it was the better, since only if they were close enough together could they effectively have physical contact.
Ren Jing didn't lie down. He only leaned over, grabbed a magazine in passing, and flipped through it.
Ye Chen stuck closely to him. He felt quite sleepy indeed.
Ren Jing spoke in a soft voice, "Go to sleep, I'll wake you up in a moment."
Ye Chen said as he was almost dazed with sleep, "You mustn't leave even after I'm asleep."
Ren Jing curved his lips as he said, "I won't leave."
Ye Chen asked again, "You definitely mustn't leave…… You got that?" His voice became softer and softer as he continued his words.
Ren Jing patted his back and said, "Just sleep for now."
Feeling the warm feeling from Ren Jing's palm, Ye Chen felt at ease. He felt as if he wasn't afraid of anything, not even Ye Lan or his twisted nature.
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Chief Long (the author herself): Anyway, I wonder what Ren Jing would do when he needed to go to the restroom. *laughs*
I don’t have much to say this week, but… To those who have thought they’re going to do ‘that’ kind of stuffs, I’m so sorry to inform you that it’s not the time yet!
Maybe we could finally read it in the ending… Who knows…?
A tiny bit of personal update, I can’t reply to comments and no weekly recs yet cause my shoulder has been killing me so much istg, I’m so sorry! It gets tired (?) often, but never had it hurt this much orz… Painkiller doesn’t work even (WHY;;)! If any of you know any good methods to cure it, please let me know! While the pain is still bearable for now, it’s been kinda bothering me…
That’s it for now. See you again later, take care~
PS. Important things must be repeated 30,000 times!!!