Chapter 35: Zero Distance
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When he saw Qin Qing running over to him, Wen Yufeng was surprised. He couldn’t deny that he was filled with happiness.
He could not help but take a step forward and walked out of the dark tree shadow.
At the same time, Qin Qing stopped in front of him.
The girl’s thin breath was a little hurried, and her fair face was tinged with pink.
“Wen Yufeng ……”
Qin Qing heaved a sigh of relief and looked up at the tall boy standing in front of her.
“Come home with me.”
Wen Yufeng, who was standing in front of her, did not say anything. He just looked down at her unblinkingly.
Qin Qing hesitated for two seconds and blinked helplessly.
“Your arm is injured, it’s inconvenient for you to walk by yourself……”
Wen Yufeng’s thin lips moved slightly. He looked at the girl in front of him with a faint smile. His voice was slightly hoarse.
“Taking me to the car, aren’t you afraid that your second brother would scold you?”
Qin Qing’s little face wrinkled slightly. She then shook her head and lifted her hand to hold Wen Yufeng’s left hand.
Wen Yufeng’s eyes moved and he lowered his gaze——
The girl’s hands were as small as herself, her fingers slender. Compared to his slender fingers, they looked even more adorable.
Perhaps it was because she couldn’t hold his entire hand, so she grabbed his ring finger and pinky and walked towards the car parked by the roadside.
Wen Yufeng’s expression changed several times before he suppressed the urge to bring her back into his arms.
Inside the car, Qin Hao, who had observed the whole process through the rearview mirror, had a calm expression as he stared at the slender and blurry figure of the boy following Qin Qing.
Even though the guy lowered his eyebrows and he could not see his expression clearly at night, Qin Hao still instinctively felt danger.
It was similar to his family’s innocent sister taking home a vicious wolf as a docile dog…It was dangerous.
And this feeling, when the two of them arrived in front of the car and he also saw the other person’s appearance, he finally got proof——
This was clearly the guy they had seen in the Mixed Martial Arts arena that day!
Qin Hao’s expression changed completely.
However, before he could say anything, Qin Qing opened the car door and poked her head in.
“Second Brother, if you don’t want to drive him, I will take my classmate home by taxi.”
Her delicate and pretty face was slightly taut, and her clear eyes clearly showed that she was serious.
Qin Hao had no choice but to swallow his words.
Even if his head got caught by the door, there was no way he was allowing this boy go back alone with her!
Seeing Qin Hao compromise, the corner of Qin Qing’s eyes bent down softly.
“Thank you, Second Brother.”
After that, Qin Qing retreated, letting the boy standing outside the car to enter first.
As soon as Wen Yufeng leaned over and entered the car, he felt an unpleasant gaze from the driver’s side reflected on the central rearview mirror.
He lifted his thin lips and sat in the car.
Qin Qing knew that Wen Yufeng’s right hand could not exert any force, so she took the initiative to help him close the right door, then went around the left door from the back of the car.
In the almost deathly silence of the car, Wen Yufeng looked outside at the girl approaching the door and gave a low laugh.
“Thank you, Second Brother.”
Qin Hao in the driver’s seat stiffened, and almost exploded with anger——
“Who did you call Second Brother ——”
The voice had not been fully discharged when the left door was pulled open by Qin Qing.
The girl’s petite figure crept in.
It was as if she had overheard something and she blinked in confusion. She looked at the one in front, then looked at Wen Yufeng beside her.
Qin Qing sat in the car and recalled the rest of the voice just now, and then she frowned.
Although nothing was said specifically, the meaning was obvious.
Qin Hao: “……”
He forcibly suppressed his unfinished words, his face flushed red and he almost had an internal injury.
After two seconds, Qin Hao fiercely glared at Wen Yufeng from the rearview mirror and started the car to drive away.
The car was quiet all the way until it stopped below Qin Qing’s grandmother’s house.
Qin Hao looked at the rearview mirror expressionlessly.
“Xiao Qing, go home first. I’ll see him off.”
Qin Qing, who was about to open the door, paused.
At this moment, she suddenly remembered that she had not told him that both of them live on the same floor.
Qin Qing hesitated for a moment, then said, “Second Brother…He lives in this building, too.”
Qin Hao’s forehead twitched and he turned back with a bad expression.
“Live here too?”
Every word seemed to be squeezed through the gaps between his teeth.
Qin Qing secretly stuck out her tongue, quickly opened the door to jump out, then ran to the other side to help Wen Yufeng open the door, pulling him down.
She had an eager look. It was as if she was afraid that her second brother would take him away and destroy his body.
Wen Yufeng, who was standing beside the car, was amused by the girl and laughed softly.
Qin Hao finally couldn’t hold down his anger anymore. He took off the seat belt and got out of the car. He slammed the door on the driver’s side.
Then he strode around the front of the car, his gloomy expression looking particularly terrible in the night.
Qin Qing was also shocked.
—— Growing up, she had never seen her second brother looking so scary.
The kind that made a person want to run.
But at this moment Qin Qing’s instinctive reaction was something else. Without hesitation she stretched out her slender arm protectively in front of Wen Yufeng.
When she made this move, not only Qin Hao who was facing her but also Wen Yufeng who was behind her and even herself was stunned.
……This kind of stress reaction seems a little strange?
But there was no time to think about the reason. Qin Qing raised her thin neck, looked up to Qin Hao, her eyes still a little innocent.
“Second brother, he’s still injured…Don’t scare him.”
Qin Hao returned to his senses and was overwhelming with anger.
He really wanted to hold his cousin to take a good look at the boy standing behind her——Will he be able to scare that guy who had such a deep, wolf-like gaze?
He was afraid that before he could do anything, the wolf would drag his Xiao Qing into his nest!
However, when he saw that Qin Qing had taken out her protective stance, he could not force her any further. He could only look up at the guy who was taller than him.
“If you dare to do anything to Xiao Qing ……”
Before he could finish, Qin Hao turned around and returned to the car with a cold expression.
After Qin Hao’s car disappeared, Qin Qing let out a sigh of relief and put down her slightly sore arm.
With lingering fear, she wrinkled her nose and turned around. “Wen Yufeng, are you alright?”
However, before Qin Qing could finish her sentence, she turned around and saw that the boy had already stretched his long legs and walked into the building.
Qin Qing stood there in a daze.
……Was he angry?
She furrowed her brows in confusion and trotted in.
When they entered the elevator, the guy stood in front of the girl without a word.
His back was as tall and slender as usual. However, if one looked closely, one could see the slightly taut back and the tightly clenched left hand in his sweater pocket.
—— He was suppressing some sort of emotion that had been restless for the entire night. He had managed to suppress it with great difficulty, but it was easily evoked by the girl.
His eyes, which were staring straight at the elevator door, were dark and deep, and his emotions were overflowing, as if he could burn two holes in the metal door.
Wen Yufeng’s left hand clenched tightly as he comforted the ferocious beast in his heart over and over again.
She was only 15 years old, Wen Yufeng.
A person must have a bottom line and conscience…Right?
Just like that, the elevator door opened and the boy walked out stiffly.
Then, he heard the girl’s low voice behind him.
Wen Yufeng raised his eyelids.
It was very dark.
—— Even though he had excellent night vision, he could only see a blurry wall in this situation.
The girl behind him obviously didn’t have the ability or the guts.
Qin Qing tentatively stepped out of the elevator.
When the door was closed and the lights went out, the surrounding area was completely blacked out.
“Did…the light break……”
Qin Qing was a little afraid of the dark and asked with a trembling voice.
Wen Yufeng had originally planned to bring home the victory he had basically successfully suppressed, but when he heard the girl’s soft and gentle voice, he could almost imagine her pitiful appearance.
As he thought about it, he felt as if his heart was being scratched by a cat’s claws.
It was itchy.
In the darkness, the boy’s figure became even stiffer.
Qin Qing, who was completely unaware of all this, widened her beautiful almond eyes in vain and carefully stuck to the corner of the wall.
She also reached out with her slender wrist.
She was terrified by the endless darkness.
“Wen Yufeng ……”
When she spoke again, the girl’s voice became softer and softer. It reminded people of a little animal that had shrunk into a ball of hair.
“Are you still here?”
Her soft voice was hoarse and trembling.
Wen Yufeng cursed in his heart.
He licked his dry lips, turned around, grabbed the girl’s wrist, and pushed her to the wall.
He took advantage of the situation to bully her and bent down to the girl’s neck.
His breath, which was so warm that it was hot, brushed against the girl’s neck, and his voice, which was slightly trembling, was hoarse and low in the empty hallway.
“You should be afraid of me.”
Qin Qing was stunned. She blinked.
Due to the darkness, she did not feel embarrassed at all at the closeness
And the faint scent of mint tobacco on this person’s body, in this quiet darkness, only made her feel at ease.
Even the fear from before had dissipated.
So she turned her head in confusion.
“Why…should I be afraid of you?”
The girl’s soft voice rang out in his ears. His eyes darkened and his Adam’s apple rolled down.
He took a deep breath, and only after a long time did he chuckle——
“Because you don’t even know…what I’m thinking now.”
Qin Qing was stunned. She wanted to say something more, but she felt the close breath suddenly leave.
At the same time, her wrist tightened and the person who had left her body led her into the darkness.
A moment later, Wen Yufeng stopped. He held the girl’s hand and held it to the door handle. Then, he released his grip and rang the doorbell.
Without waiting for Qin Qing’s reaction, he turned around and headed towards his own home.
Wen Yufeng stopped outside the door. He didn’t move a single breath until the light behind him turned on and off.
He let out a sigh of relief and leaned back against the wall.
His sharp jaw lifted. His usually deep and dark eyes were filled with a blank expression as he looked at the empty and dark air.
Just when everything was quiet, the security door at his house suddenly made a soft click.
The expression on the boy’s face that was leaning against the wall was suddenly replaced by vigilance. A sharp light flashed through the depths of his pupils.
Wen Yufeng took a few steps back and clenched his fists. He stared coldly at the door.
A ray of light fell from the door, then gradually pulled open.
The figure of a man leaning against the door frame appeared.
When he saw that person’s appearance, Wen Yufeng was startled.
As soon as Qin Qing entered the house, she smelled the aroma of chicken soup.
“Grandma, did you cook chicken soup?”
Qin Qing asked curiously.
Grandma Qin, who had come to open the door, replied with a smile, “It’s not chicken soup. I made chicken soup porridge, but I only cooked the original chicken stock for more than two hours. It’s definitely delicious.”
As Grandma Qin spoke, she turned to the kitchen.
“Your school workload is so heavy right now, each and every one of you is extremely weak. I have to help my Tiantian recuperate.”
Qin Qing followed.
“As expected of Grandma’s cooking, it’s delicious.”
“That’s not true.”
Grandma Qin responded with a smile. “But it should still take ten minutes. Don’t rush.”
Qin Qing obediently sat in the dining room. Her beautiful almond eyes stared unblinkingly at the kitchen. “I’m not in a hurry.”
Ten minutes later, the chicken soup porridge came out of the pot. Qin Qing was about to pick up the spoon when her expression changed.
She sat there hesitantly and stared at the chicken soup porridge.
“What happened? Isn’t it delicious?”
Grandma Qin asked curiously.
“No…” Qin Qing hesitated for a moment before raising her head. “Grandma, can I give some porridge to someone else?”
Grandma Qin was stunned for a moment.”It’s so late, who do you want to send it to?”
Qin Qing: “It’s the guy who lives next door.”
Grandma Qin paused and frowned.
“The one who was chased to the door by the little girl?”
Qin Qing choked and nodded awkwardly.
“You know him?”
Qin Qing nodded carefully. “Grandma, he has a good personality. Going to the new school, he has helped me many times.”
Grandma Qin was still a little hesitant, but seeing Qin Qing’s eager eyes, she didn’t say anything.
“Then I’ll look for a thermos. You can give him some.”
Qin Qing frowned. “I knew Grandma was the best.”
“If I didn’t agree, would Grandma be bad?”
Grandma Qin joked as she walked into the kitchen. “You heartless little brat. You’ve turned your elbow outwards (help people outside from family).”
“Not at all.”
Qin Qing leaned against the sliding door of the kitchen and listened with a smile.
Not long after, Qin Qing brought the soup porridge to his entrance.
This time, she learned how to be smart. She even pulled out a flashlight and pushed open the security door.
“Hurry up and come back for the porridge. Otherwise, it’ll be cold.”
Grandma Qin reminded her in the kitchen.
Qin Qing responded and closed the door behind her.
She walked to the door and rang the doorbell.
“……He shouldn’t have gone to bed so early.”
Qin Qing whispered.
Before she could finish, the door was opened.
An unfamiliar man appeared in her sight.
His figure was tall and straight, and his facial features were deep. His eyes had a faint blue colour.
He seemed to be of…Mixed blood?
Qin Qing was stunned.
……Didn’t Grandma say that he lived alone?
Before Qin Qing could regain her senses, the man’s sharp and cold gaze wandered around Qin Qing’s body before finally landing on the thermos.
The man lifted his lips.
“You’re looking for Wen Yufeng?”
Qin Qing nodded hesitantly.
Seeing this man smile, she realized that this man and Wen Yufeng seemed to be a little similar in appearance. However, unlike the boy she was familiar with, who always smiled lazily, this man seemed to have an…inexplicable aggression.
Every move he made carried a murderous air of “don’t get too close”.
Just as Qin Qing was wondering if she should hand the thermos to the man, she heard the magnetic voice again.
Under this murderous aura, Qin Qing dare not refuse. She walked in with the thermos and obediently stood at the corner of the entrance.
The man who had returned to the living room looked back at her as if he wanted to say something.
Then Qin Qing saw the bracelet on his wrist flash.
The man raised his eyebrows and raised his wrist.
After a few seconds, he turned and walked towards the kitchen.
“I still have something to do. Wait here.”
Qin Qing nodded.
It wasn’t until the man disappeared from the kitchen door that Qin Qing suddenly came back to her senses.
……Wasn’t he leaving? What was he doing in the kitchen?
Perhaps he was taking something?
After Qin Qing waited for a few minutes for that person to come out, all of her guesses were finally overturned.
It was only at this moment that Qin Qing suddenly remembered——
It was as if she hadn’t heard the man’s footsteps since she entered the room.
Even after entering the kitchen.
Qin Qing felt the blood all over her body gushing up, and goosebumps appearing on her skin. She stood more alert and her almond-shaped eyes widened.
After a few seconds, she stiffened and cautiously walked towards the kitchen.
When she was a few steps away from the kitchen door, Qin Qing froze.
There was no one in the kitchen. The windows were wide open, and the wind at the end of summer brought in a chilling chill.
A moment later, a soft cry sounded in the room. Qin Qing hugged the thermos and ran towards the bedroom.
At the same time, in the bathroom of the master bedroom, Wen Yufeng’s movements paused.
He seemed to have heard someone crying?
……Or was he hallucinating?
After hesitating for two seconds, Wen Yufeng turned off the shower. He pulled out a towel from the shelf where the towels were folded and walked out.
After leaving the bathroom, he turned to the living room. After opening the bedroom door, he looked at the empty living room and sighed helplessly.
He even had hallucinations. Was he really going crazy?
Just as Wen Yufeng was about to turn around and head back to the bathroom, he heard messy footsteps in the room.
Two seconds later, the girl who ran out of the adjacent side bedroom burst into his arms with a crying voice.
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[Second Brother Qin: “A wolf that carries a rabbit back to its nest.”]
The big bad wolf dragged the little rabbit into it’s nest with its neck in its mouth. The little rabbit shrank into a ball in fear.
The big bad wolf lowered its head and sniffed. “Little Hairy Ball” immediately shivered.
The wolf opened its mouth in satisfaction, revealing its sharp teeth.
Then, it forcefully licked Little Hairy Ball.
The little rabbit was licked to the point of its bones shaking and him started to purr.
It opened its red eyes and looked at the big bad wolf in a daze.
Big Bad Wolf: “Come here and let me kiss you again.”