Chapter 26 Goodbye Lang Zhuoyu
At 7:50 in the evening, Lian Yin stood on time under the streetlamp at the entrance of his neighborhood, waiting for Lang Zhuoyu to pick him up.
It was already May, and the weather was getting warmer. Lian Yin wore a long skirt tonight and didn’t feel cold.
It was one of the few long dresses in his closet. He himself preferred cooler looks like short skirts and trousers over sweet styles.
However, Lang Zhuoyu had reminded him several times that a skirt should be over his knees, and today would be their last meeting if there were no accidents. Thinking about it, he thought he could listen to his words once.
Thinking of this, Lian Yin’s heart throbbed for no reason, but in the next second, the throbbing was like an illusion and disappeared all of a sudden.
Lian Yin stretched out his hand to support his heart, slightly lost in thought.
At this moment, the familiar silver Volkswagen stopped in front of Lian Yin, and Lang Zhuoyu lowered the window of the passenger seat, revealing his handsome face.
Lian Yin opened the door and got in the car.
“Good evening.” Lang Zhuoyu greeted him lightly, the smile on the corner of his mouth seemed to be the same as every time he went out to eat before, even the upward arc was exactly the same, but Lian Yin felt a different emotion inside.
“Good evening.” Lian Yin couldn’t tell what the extra emotion in Lang Zhuoyu’s smile was for a while, so he could only follow the words to say hello to him.
Lian Yin fastened his seat belt, and then Lang Zhuoyu restarted the car. The two of them went to their destination without a word.
The car quickly drove to a familiar street, and Lian Yin recognized that this was the business district they came to when they first met.
Lang Zhuoyu also noticed Lian Yin’s movement of looking out the window, and finally explained: “I chose the Korean restaurant where we first met, you don’t mind me making my own decisions, right?”
“It doesn’t matter, you can decide.”
Lian Yin didn’t care where they ate. As Tong Tong said, eating was not the main purpose, and the restaurant was not so important.
More than ten minutes later, the two came to the Korean restaurant. Lang Zhuoyu didn’t know what method he used, but this popular restaurant was willing to reserve a seat for him.
The waiter took them to a seat by the window and sat them down. It was already 8:30, and the restaurant’s business was still very good. The voices of customers laughing were mixed with the lines of the Korean drama played in the restaurant, which was especially rich in fireworks (drama).
Holding the menu, Lang Zhuoyu asked, “What do you want to eat? Do you want to eat that cheese prawn from last time?”
“That’ fine.” Lian Yin felt ill at ease.
Lang Zhuoyu looked up at him, then told the waiter a few dishes, and returned the menu after ordering.
He swallowed his saliva, went through the break up draft prepared in the past few days in his heart, and was about to speak.
“I asked you out today because I have made a decision after careful consideration, and I want to tell you.”
Lang Zhuoyu spoke before Lian Yin could.
Lian Yin opened his mouth and had no choice but to swallow the words back and wait for Lang Zhuoyu to speak first.
Lang Zhuoyu didn’t seem to notice Lian Yin closing his mouth, and continued to speak calmly.
“Let’s separate, Tong Tong.”
A buzzing sound suddenly sounded in his mind, and he was stunned for a while before he realized what Lang Zhuoyu said.
He wanted to break up.
Yes, he originally wanted to break up today, but now that Lang Zhuoyu said it ahead of time, what’s the surprise? What’s there to be buzzed about?
He did so many nasty things before, in order to have Lang Zhuoyu take the initiative to say goodbye, and now he has really brought it up, the goal has been achieved, why…
Why was he not happy at all…
“Ah, is that so?” Lian Yin forced himself to stop thinking. He grabbed the water glass on the table quickly, lowered his eyes, and said softly, “Actually, I also wanted to talk to you about this today. We really don’t seem to be very close. I think separation is the best choice.”
The smile on Lang Zhuoyu’s face disappeared at some point. His eyes darkened, and he quietly listened to Lian Yin’s words. After a long while, he smiled again.
“Then we have broken up peacefully?” Lang Zhuoyu said with a smile。
Lian Yin stared at him blankly, wondering why this person could face the breakup with a smile.
Is it true that all adults are like this? Because of their indifference, they even downplay breaking up, and can even show a smile like a business deal.
Lian Yin didn’t have the calmness of Lang Zhuoyu, he couldn’t laugh at this time. He could only hide from Lang Zhuoyu’s eyes in embarrassment.
Then the atmosphere became awkward, and the two remained silent until the dishes were brought to the table one by one.
Lang Zhuoyu asked the waiter to put the cheese lobster on his side and then very naturally, he picked up the spoon and scooped out a ball. He was about to hand it to Lian Yin, but suddenly stopped.
Lian Yin on the opposite side also saw Lang Zhuoyu’s movements.
The two of them have nothing to do with each other, and it seems inappropriate for Lang Zhuoyu to help Lian Yin deal with the shrimp shells.
But he was halfway done, hanging in the air, in a dilemma. Lian Yin was afraid that Lang Zhuoyu would be embarrassed, so he took the initiative to say: “Thank you. Give it to me, you can use my unused spoon. In fact, I can peel the shell myself, it doesn’t matter.”
Lang Zhuoyu smiled and exchanged spoons with Lian Yin.
Lian Yin took the shrimp balls and put them in a bowl. Eating them wasn’t right and not eating them wasn’t right, it was extremely embarrassing.
A shout suddenly came from the restaurant, and he looked up subconsciously. It turned out to be a movie playing on the TV screen.
On the screen, a girl caught another girl who wanted to hang herself from below.
Lang Zhuoyu followed Lian Yin’s gaze, and after seeing the picture on the TV, he slowly said, “I’ve seen this movie, it’s about the love story between those two girls.”
Lian Yin, who was also gay, quickly turned his attention to Lang Zhuoyu as if he had detected the keyword.
Lang Zhuoyu noticed Lian Yin’s sudden gaze on him, and explained as if unintentionally: “Can you accept it? I have seen many movies because of professional reasons, and many of the movie themes are borderline fiction.”
Of course Lian Yin can accept it, but Lang Zhuoyu’s question was not without basis, after all, “Tong Tong” was a heterosexual.
“I have no prejudice.” Lian Yin replied.
“Want to know why this young lady committed suicide?” Lang Zhuoyu asked.
Lian Yin was a little curious, and if the two continued to remain silent, the atmosphere was really tormenting, so he nodded and waited for Lang Zhuoyu to speak.
Lang Zhuoyu continued: “The protagonist of this film is a rich lady and her maid. The maid and the young lady developed feelings for each other because they were together all the time. The lady had nightmares, and the maid stayed by the lady’s side at night, coaxing her to sleep. The maid thought the lady was like a delicate doll and let her dress up. The lady also dressed the maid in her clothes. The relationship between them seemed pure and beautiful at first.”
“But as you can see, for some reason, the lady decided to die.” Lang Zhuoyu paused, “It turns out that this maid did not come to the lady’s house for pure purposes from the beginning.”
“She was a thief. She came to steal the lady’s property, and even teamed up with a man to deceive the young lady to take the young lady’s wealth for himself.”
“Ah…” Lian Yin couldn’t help sighing.
Listening to Lang Zhuoyu’s description, Lian Yin couldn’t help turning his head to look at the screen again, but unexpectedly found that the video on the TV had been switched.
Perhaps the clerk found it inappropriate to play such movies in the storefront and temporarily changed the video source; or perhaps this clip was simply a clip and not complete.
Unable to see it, Lian Yin had to ask Lang Zhuoyu: “Then, what happened to them later?”
“There is nothing good to say about what happened later.” Lang Zhuoyu’s attitude became casual, as if he thought the ending was not important, “This relationship began with deception. No matter how sincere and beautiful the process of getting along was, the moment she knew the truth, the young lady would feel disheartened.”
“The young lady found out the maid’s conspiracy and was heartbroken. She sent the maid to the mental hospital and took back the family property.”
The voice fell, Lang Zhuoyu raised his eyes and glanced at Lian Yin lightly.
Lian Yin was in chaos.
He gritted his teeth, stubbornly, but wanted to ask again: “Is this the end?”
Lang Zhuoyu seemed to have not expected that he would go to the bottom of things and ask to the end, so he replied casually, “This is the end.”
“Oh. “Lian Yin picked up his chopsticks and mechanically stuffed a piece of rice cake into his mouth.
After the meal, the two left the restaurant together. Lang Zhuoyu said that he still had to work, so he may not have time to send Lian Yin back.
“The subway station is right there, it doesn’t matter if I go back by myself.” Lian Yin said.
Lang Zhuoyu smiled lightly and politely said, “Be careful.”
Then he turned to leave, not saying goodbye to Lian Yin as usual.
Lian Yin understood the meaning of Lang Zhuoyu’s action. “Goodbye” meant looking forward to the next meeting, but Lang Zhuoyu didn’t look forward to it anymore, so he didn’t say it.
The streets were busy and crowded, and Lang Zhuoyu was tall and long-legged, and soon walked a distance, almost hiding in the crowd.
Lian Yin stood a few dozen steps away, bit his lower lip hard, and suddenly called out Lang Zhuoyu’s name: “Lang Zhuoyu!”
Lang Zhuoyu turned around, looked through the crowd and looked at him puzzled.
He took a deep breath, clenched his fists by his side, separated by a thick human wall, said loudly to him, “Goodbye!”
Lang Zhuoyu was stunned for a moment, raised his hand and waved at him, then turned and left without hesitation.
Why should I stop him, I don’t know. Lian Yin thought, but at this moment, he just wanted to say “goodbye” to Lang Zhuoyu.
If he didn’t say goodbye, this parting would like an eternal farewell.
The downtown area of Beicheng was full of traffic at night. Even if it was approaching ten o’clock in the evening, the beautifully dressed urban crowd was still tireless and wantonly spending their Friday night.
Lang Zhuoyu’s back quickly disappeared between the cars and the people, and Lian Yin stood there, looking at him for a long time, until he could no longer find the figure, then he lifted his feet and walked towards the subway station.
The author has something to say:
The prototype of the movie mentioned in the article is the movie “Lady” starring Jin Minxi. The description in the article may be different from the plot of the original film, which is for the purpose of serving the plot of this story.