[Chapter 012] “I’m treating you to a drink.”
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Shuang Shuang the little friend was not pestering the red Tmall Genie to tell him stories today. He was eyeing the strawberry cake which Bian JinYuan had brought home.
“This is for you,” Bian JinYuan handed the cake to him. Shuang Shuang quickly took it with his little hands as he eyed the strawberries on the cake.
Bian JinYuan ruffled his hair, and then placed another cake on the table in front of Bian Jie, “There were a few cakes leftover from today, so Liu jie let everyone split them to take home. I got two slices. It’s just nice that small aunt you and Shuang Shuang have a slice each.”
Bian Jie waved her hands and said, “You eat it, I don’t feel like eating.”
“I don’t like sweet stuff,” Bian JinYuan said as he opened the box for her, and took the box from Shuang Shuang’s hands to open that as well, “Shuang Shuang, come feed your mum.”
Hearing this, Shuang Shuang obediently scooped a strawberry up with a spoon and raised a fork to run around half the table to Bian Jie, “Mummy, eat a strawberry.”
Bian Jie smiled and said that she wasn’t eating.
But Shuang Shuang persisted, “Mummy, eat a strawberry.”
Bian Jie had no other choice than to bite off the strawberry which was sticking out at the top of his fork.
Shuang Shuang’s eyes were round as he asked her, “Is it delicious?”
“It’s delicious,” Bian Jie nodded.
Shuang Shuang licked the fork and raised his head to look at Bian JinYuan, as if to ask for permission to eat.
Bian JinYuan smiled and said, “Go eat. You can eat both slices, just remember to share with mummy.”
Shuang Shuang happily shouted, “Thank you gege,” and raised his fork to run back to where the cakes were. He carefully pierced another strawberry and closed his eyes as he chewed, a look of enjoyment on his face.
Lu YunFei watched him and thought that he was pretty cute.
Bian JinYuan didn’t eat the cake. When Shuang Shuang raised a fork to feed him, he gently rubbed his didi’s head as he told him to feed Bian Jie instead. He really wasn’t keen on sweet food. Furthermore, there weren’t many chances to eat cake with their current family situation, so Bian JinYuan thought to leave them to those who liked them.
Lu YunFei looked at him and thought that he didn’t partake because he felt sorry for his didi and small aunt. From the past few nights spent at Bian JinYuan’s house, it was apparent that Bian JinYuan was the pillar of this household. He had to protect his small aunt from the bullying of unsavoury relatives and also had to look after his didi. He wasn’t an adult yet, but his responsibilities were not small.
But no problem, Lu YunFei thought, it’s just cake. He would buy a large cake tomorrow and let Bian JinYuan have a taste.
Bian JinYuan was writing his English papers when he suddenly sneezed.
Shuang Shuang jumped in surprise and asked, “Gege you caught a cold?”
Bian JinYuan smiled and shook his head, “It’s probably someone scolding me.”
“Why would they scold you?” Shuang Shuang didn’t understand.
Bian JinYuan looked at the English paper under his pen and said softly, “Probably because I made him memorise words.”
“What is memorise words?”
Bian JinYuan looked at him and was silent for a while, “When you go to school next year, you’ll also have to start memorising vocabulary.”
Bian Jie asked in astonishment, “That early? First years have to memorise vocabulary?”
“Just memorise for fun first,” Bian JinYuan said, “No harm memorising more.”
“That’s true. However, why are you getting your classmate to memorise words?”
“Of course that’s because it’s for his own good,” Bian JinYuan twirled his pen.
Bian Jie smiled, “Looks like you also have classmates that you get along with well. I seldom hear about your classmates from you, and thought that you only knew how to study in school.”
Bian Jie you absolutely guessed correctly! Lu YunFei complained in his heart. He really only knows how to study in school!
Bian JinYuan thought that his small aunt seemed to have misunderstood something, but he couldn’t be bothered to explain. It was good that Bian Jie seemed happy. In any case, she wouldn’t ask him to bring his classmates over as guests, and so this was a beautiful misunderstanding that he was okay with.
And so Bian JinYuan continued working on his papers, Bian Jie and Shuang Shuang ate cake at the table, and Lu YunFei in the Tmall Genie memorised the 50 words that he had noted down today.
The next morning when Lu YunFei arrived at the school’s gym, he found that Bian JinYuan was already there. He practised basketball with Bian JinYuan for 20 minutes before heading to the tracks to practise running, and asked Bian JinYuan to help him look after his school bag.
Lu YunFei didn’t run very fast, maintaining a steady speed. A girl on her morning jog overtook him and greeted him in a small voice, “Hello.”
“You’re also on a morning jog?” the girl asked shyly, “Then we could jog together next time.”
Lu YunFei smiled, “That won’t do, because I’m going to increase my speed.”
After he said that, he sped up ahead, leaving the girl to look at his back dumbfoundedly.
When Lu YunFei was on his fourth lap, he saw Bian JinYuan standing near the track waving at him. He walked over and Bian JinYuan said, “It’s time to head back.”
Lu YunFei nodded. He had just finished running and was still feeling warm. He unconsciously used his hand to fan himself. As he did, he heard Bian JinYuan beside him say, “Source, origin, derivation.”
Lu YunFei was so surprised that he stopped walking and asked in disbelief, “You’re starting spot checks?”
“Yes, can’t I?”
Lu YunFei subconsciously puffed up his cheeks, and swiftly replied, “source，s-o-u-r-c-e.”
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“Mmm. Rumour, hearsay.”
Bian JinYuan and Li YunFei did spelling as they walked. When they reached the canteen, Lu YunFei said, “I’m going to get a drink, wait for me here. What would you like?”
Hearing this, Lu YunFei ran into the canteen to buy two chilled bottles of Màidòng sports drinks. He carried them in his arms and walked over to Bian JinYuan and said, “Let’s go.”
Bian JinYuan didn’t think much about it and continued walking. Lu YunFei followed close behind, and suddenly pressed a bottle to his neck.
Bian JinYuan was unprepared for the suddenly cold and reflexively turned his head, only to see Lu YunFei’s eyes curved as he smiled. Lu YunFei saw that he turned around and handed over a bottle as he casually said: “I’m treating you to a drink.”
Bian JinYuan looked at the radiant smile on his face. He was suddenly unable to be upset at him and could only say, “Childish.”
“Yes yes yes, you’re not childish, you’re so mature. Here, drink this.”
Lu YunFei saw that he didn’t take it and wanted to shove it into his hands. But as he looked down he realised that Bian JinYuan was still holding his school bag in his left hand, while his right hand hugged a basketball. Didn’t this mean he had no way to take it?
Lu YunFei retrieved his school bag from him in embarrassment, “I’m sorry, I forgot about it just now, you should have reminded me about it,” as he said that, he shoved the maidong into Bian JinYuan’s hand, “For you, thank you.”
“No need,” Bian JinYuan said as he returned the maidong to him.
Lu YunFei waved his hands, “This is my treat for you, take it.”
After he said that, he opened his own bottle to drink from, “Don’t be calculating with me on this, I don’t like it when people are so fussy, I find it bothersome.”
Bian JinYuan looked at him, neither talking nor moving.
Lu YunFei patted him, “Let’s go back to the classroom.”
He said that and headed towards the classroom.
Bian JinYuan looked at the drink in his hand then looked back at Lu YunFei, and silently caught up with him.
That morning, a new hot thread was created in the discussion board.
No notes today! Such a rarity.