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Gu Yaoyang stood outside his house as he couldn’t just climb up like the last time he visited, so Lin Yuyan changed his clothes and went down. The auntie had already fallen asleep, and there was no need for him to tell her about this late-night guest of his.
Lin Yuyan’s voice was still nasalie and a little heavy, but his tears had already stopped. The inexplicable emotion he felt just now confused him. He became a little embarrassed when he stood in front of Gu Yaoyang.
He glanced at the suitcase beside the other and asked him, “Where are you going?”
Gu Yaoyang gave him a short answer, “Overseas.”
Lin Yuyan was stunned as he asked, “Are you traveling?”
Gu Yaoyang replied with a no.
Lin Yuyan thought about it for a short while before widening his eyes and saying, “You can’t be…”
Gu Yaoyang asked him, “What?”
“You’re going to go pro!”
Gu Yaoyang seemed surprised at his guess and said, “How did you guess that?”
Lin Yuyan wiped the corners of his eyes, feeling a little proud as he said, “Sister Ling mentioned it.”
Gu Yaoyang pinched the tip of his red nose and asked, “How much did you manage to eavesdrop on?”
Lin Yuyan quickly grabbed his nose and angrily said, “I only heard a few things… The important thing is… is it true?” Lin Yuyan eagerly asked.
The surprise in his eyes couldn’t be missed, he had finished crying messily just now, yet he was back to happily laughing in the next second.
Gu Yaoyang said, “Basically.”
Lin Yuyan was very happy. He was worried that Gu Yaoyang would be in danger if he stayed in the black market, but it would be different if he went to play professionally. At the very least, his life would be guaranteed.
Although getting punched by his opponent would definitely hurt, it’s better to play professionally as it could guarantee his life, which is clearly more important here.
“Why were you crying?” Gu Yaoyang asked in a deep voice when he saw his slightly swollen red eyes.
Standing so close to each other, there was no way to hide it anymore. Lin Yuyan sighed and honestly explained to the other, “It’s just… a conversation with my dad…”
He thought that Gu Yaoyang would laugh at him for being a crybaby, for crying after his father said a few meager words to him. He was brooding about it when the other seriously asked him, “What did he say?”
“Well… he didn’t agree with me applying to major in arts. You know that I’m not good at drawing, but I want to continue learning… He- he thought that it would be a waste of my time.” Lin Yuyan explained with a bitter smile, lowered his head and clasped his fingers, “But I’m used to it, he’s just like this, and what he said is true…”
“Huh?” Lin Yuyan raised his head and heard Gu Yaoyang say, “He’s not telling the truth. You draw very well.”
Lin Yuyan curled his lips from hearing the other’s words, there was also a thin layer of mist in his eyes as he said, “You don’t have to comfort me.”
Gu Yaoyang said, “No.”
Lin Yuyan stayed quiet for a few seconds, a stifling feeling seemed to be stuck in his throat as he choked up a bit. He tried to talk in his normal voice as he said, “But you said that… my dog looked like a guinea pig.”
Gu Yaoyang laughed out loud with a “poo” before saying, “They do look a bit similar.”
Lin Yuyan turned his head angrily when Gu Yaoyang suddenly opened his arms to him.
Lin Yuyan asked, “What are you doing?”
Gu Yaoyang said, “Hug me, I’m leaving.”
Lin Yuyan gave him a big hug without any hesitation. He felt the other gently stroking his hair as if he was comforting him.
Lin Yuyan asked, “Am I really good at drawing?”
Gu Yaoyang said, “Really.”
“You didn’t lie to me?”
Lin Yuyan placed his face on the other’s shoulder and muttered, “I knew you were teasing me.” But right now, he really needed the comfort, so he softly said, “Thank you.”
He asked when Gu Yaoyang would return to China, but Gu Yaoyang wasn’t sure, so Lin Yuyan asked again, “Then can we keep in touch by phone?”
Gu Yaoyang said, “Yes.” and stretched his arms and pressed his forehead. He asked with a half smile on his face, “You want to contact me so much?”
Lin Yuyan blinked, “Is there something wrong?”
With a little strength, he pushed Gu Yaoyang’s forehead back, imitating him. Raising the corners of his mouth, he said, “Ordinary friends can contact each other occasionally, and besides, I- we have even lived together.”
He knew this sounded a bit ambiguous, but he still said it on purpose, mainly to practice, so that he could get better at insulting the other.
It would be better if Gu Yaoyang got flustered after hearing this.
But Gu Yaoyang was not flustered at all. He flicked his forehead, checked the time, and was ready to leave.
Lin Yuyan’s mood was much better now. He stopped joking and asked him to take care of his health abroad.
Gu Yaoyang nodded and left. He turned and took a few steps back to him, and said, “The sketch you drew a few days ago is really good.”
How many days ago? Wait- Isn’t that…
“But you made me stand out a little bit. The cat looked like a pig, and the tree was crooked. Aren’t you afraid of me falling from that tree?”
“You, you…” Lin Yuyan’s pupils trembled: ” How can you peek at my private stuff?”
“Oh?” Gu Yaoyang asked suspiciously, “When did I become a part of your private stuff?”
Lin Yuyan couldn’t explain it at all. He ran behind him, pushing him away as he said, ” Hurry up, or you’ll miss your flight.”