Don’t Sink Chapter 64

Chapter 64: The Right Way

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The private plane slowly took off amidst turbulent air currents. Looking out of the window, the blue sky grew closer and closer, as if one could reach out and touch the dazzling sunlight.

Perhaps because the light was a bit too bright, Shen Yao squinted his eyes slightly and slowly averted his gaze. His left hand, hanging by his side, was firmly held by Xu Yibai, who refused to let go.

On the screen in front of them, a slow-paced movie was playing, a romantic film with a fresh and bubbly atmosphere. The childhood sweethearts, the main characters, grew up together, and with each touch and gaze, there were ambiguous bubbles floating between them, gradually drawing them closer through cautious exploration.

The confession took place on a summer night, beneath the moonlight, where their figures approached each other tentatively and shared a kiss.

A tender and romantic kiss.

From start to finish, Shen Yao’s expression remained unchanged. The music softly played, heightening the most heartwrenching moments.

Xu Yibai’s attention wasn’t on the movie; instead, he looked at Shen Yao’s face and gently called out, “Yao Yao…”

There was no change in Shen Yao’s face. He looked at Xu Yibai with a puzzled expression, as if finding it somewhat inexplicable. He said, “Aren’t I not called Shen Yao now? It seems like you’ve called the wrong person.”

Xu Yibai’s gaze slightly froze, and a hint of clarity appeared in his eyes, as if he had regained his senses. His Adam’s apple rolled as he spoke to Shen Yao in his usual gentle tone, “We’re going to a beautiful island. It’s sparsely populated, mostly visited by tourists for vacations.”

“Do you like the sea? The place we’re staying at is a glass house by the sea, and you can directly see the view outside from the room.”

“Either way is fine.” Shen Yao nodded in response, not showing any resistance to Xu Yibai. He accepted it with a sense of acquiescence and said, “It doesn’t really matter, does it?”

The movie wasn’t over yet, but Shen Yao seemed tired. He yawned and covered his mouth with his hand.

Standing up from his chair, Shen Yao casually said, “I’m a bit tired,” and calmly walked into the small room, lying down on the bed in the cabin.

There were considerately placed earplugs and an eye mask on the bedside table. Regardless of whether he could fall asleep or not, Shen Yao picked them up and put them on. Then, he gently closed his eyes, adjusted himself into a comfortable position, completely detached from the outside world.

In the past few days, Shen Yao always maintained this attitude towards Xu Yibai—not intimate, but not distant either. It was as if he was determined to compete with Xu Yibai to see who would lose their sanity first.

Xu Yibai remained seated in his place. He didn’t disturb Shen Yao and watched the movie all by himself, from start to finish.

It seemed like he wanted to remember every line.

The plane landed in the early morning, with the sky turning white. Xu Yibai didn’t bring an assistant, and they didn’t have much luggage, just a shoulder bag.

He had instructed the driver to wait outside the airport, and he took Shen Yao with him as they drove towards the seaside.

Xu Yibai was right—the place they were staying at was indeed a beautiful house by the beach, with an appropriate distance from other tourists to avoid any disturbances.

“There’s a dance studio upstairs, it’s quite spacious.” Xu Yibai rubbed Shen Yao’s hair and softly asked, “Do you want to dance?”

Shen Yao didn’t move away. He looked up at the second floor, where the rising sun was also reflected in his eyes.

He casually agreed without much seriousness, saying, “If there’s a chance, or if I’m interested.”

Next to the beach, there was a row of sea-view houses. Their neighbors were an elderly couple who had come here to spend their retirement years. They had been living here for a long time and had a kind and gentle appearance.

When Xu Yibai returned with a bouquet of blue flowers, the old lady happened to be standing outside the door. She recognized Xu Yibai, who would come here for vacation every year.

Pointing to the yard next door, she smiled and asked, “Long time no see, Xu. Is he your boyfriend?”

Xu Yibai lifted his head, and what he saw was Shen Yao standing in the yard. He raised his gaze to look at the surging waves in the distance, as if sniffing the salty and humid air.

A smile curled up at the corners of his mouth as he replied, “I am his husband.”

“I didn’t expect you to be married. I remember you had just graduated not long ago,” the old lady’s expression showed a slight surprise. She looked at Shen Yao and then praised and teased with understanding, “Such a beautiful young man, surely many people would like him. You have to seize the opportunity and tie him down, right?”

Xu Yibai’s gaze did not return from Shen Yao, and the old lady couldn’t see his expression, but she could see him nodding slightly.

“Wait a moment, I’m just baking a cake.” The old lady called out to Xu Yibai and walked into the house. She came out with a plate filled with freshly baked small cakes and said, “Take them to your omega as a little gift. I hope next time he can chat with me when there’s a chance.”

Xu Yibai couldn’t refuse, so he took out a bouquet of flowers from the flower basket and handed it to her as a gesture of thanks.

When he returned home, Shen Yao was already inside, playing with his phone. The phone in his hand was brand new and had only entertainment functions.

Xu Yibai placed the flower basket and cakes on the coffee table. He pushed the cake towards Shen Yao and explained, “It’s a small gift from the old lady next door. She and her husband are very nice people.”

He watched as Shen Yao picked up the cake and started eating. Xu Yibai poured water into a vase and put the bouquet in it.

Shen Yao seemed to be afraid that Xu Yibai was too busy and didn’t have time to eat. He picked up a small cake and approached Xu Yibai from behind, hugging him. With the hand holding the cake, he gently urged in a warm and soft voice, “Open your mouth.”

He maintained a distant and indifferent demeanor while occasionally getting close to Xu Yibai in an affectionate manner. Whether his affection was genuine or not, it was always difficult to discern.

The light white curtains swayed in the sea breeze, and the morning sun shone through the window, casting a golden glow all over the room.

This room appeared romantic and cozy, but in the blink of an eye, it seemed excessively exquisite and beautiful, like a deliberately woven illusion.

While Shen Yao held Xu Yibai so closely, his gaze looked far beyond the window.

Outside was a fine and soft sandy beach, the vast expanse of the deep sea, and seagulls circling in the sky.

From the moment he stepped off the plane, Shen Yao clearly understood one thing – in this country, this place belonged to Yan Zhixing.

Shen Yao’s face tilted slightly, knowing that Xu Yibai must also understand this. That’s why he brought him to this secluded and unknown island.

He thought of the place where Xu Yibai would hold his concert, lifted his gaze to look at him, and asked, “Your hand is fine now, right? Will your concert be rescheduled? I really enjoy listening to you play the piano, that’s why I agreed to marry you, isn’t it?”

“From the moment we met until now, the piano has always been something important. I don’t want you to give it up.”

Why should he bear the anger and possessiveness of these alphas? They should confront each other while he remains self-sufficient.

That’s the way it should be.

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