The celebration banquet lasted until late at night, and everyone was in high spirits. Xiao Yuan also drank a few more cups. Although he felt a little dizzy, his mind was still clear. Seeing that his eyes were intoxicated, Xiao Du asked, “Tired?”
Xiao Yuan pressed his fingertips against his forehead and said, “A little bit.”
Xiao Du said, “I will take you back to your room.”
Xiao Yuan ignored him, poured himself another glass of wine and raised his hand to drink, but Xiao Du held his wrist. “Ah Yu, you drank too much.”
Meng Chi smiled and said, “Men should get drunk once a year. Now that we have taken back Qingyan, it is just around the corner to take down Yunjian Pavilion. If you are not drunk today, when will you be?”
Xiao Yuan said softly: “Let me drink, I want to drink.”
Xiao Du let go of his hand, “Okay, I’ll drink with you.”
Drinking to the end, Xiao Yuan was already five or six points tipsy. His cheeks were flushed and his eyes looked like they were filled with autumn water. He propped his chin, his gaze exploring the crowd until it finally stopped on a touch of silver.
It probably was a coincidence but when he looked at Gu Louyin, Gu Louyin also looked at him. The moment the eyes of the two met, Xiao Yuan’s heart throbbed and he murmured, “How can anyone be so… too much…”
Xiao Du followed his gaze; his expression darkened slightly and then a smile appeared at the corner of his mouth, “Has Ah Yu drunk enough?”
Everyone was so drunk that the banquet was basically almost over. Xiao Yuan hiccuped and let out a soft “en”.
Mu Yingyang stood up, “I will take my shixiong back to his room.”
Xiao Du gave him a narrow look, lifted Xiao Yuan up and said, “Ah Yu, let’s go.”
Xiao Yuan did not refuse and left with Xiao Du’s help. Gu Louyin watched the two of them leave, his expression still calm, but the wine cup placed in front of him exploded with a bang, startling Meng Chi. In contrast, Mu Yingyang’s expression was ugly. He took a sip of liquor as if to vent his anger and retired with a cold face.
Xiao Yuan’s footsteps were uncertain and he stumbled as he walked. Xiao Du simply stopped in the middle and carried him. Xiao Yuan half squinted, looked at Xiao Du’s chin and said, “Xiao Du.”
“It would be great if we didn’t get separated when we were kids.” Xiao Yuan whispered, “It would be great if you didn’t recognize the wrong person.”
There was a tingling feeling in Xiao Du’s chest, and his voice became more gentle: “It’s all in the past.”
Xiao Yuan closed his eyes and didn’t bother to speak again.
After entering the room, Xiao Du put Xiao Yuan on the bed and took off his robe for him. Xiao Yuan fluttered his eyelashes, his drunkenness subsiding a little. He said, “I’ll do it myself, so you can go.”
Xiao Du stopped for a moment and said, “What if I say I don’t want to go?”
Xiao Yuan looked at him.
After a short stalemate, Xiao Du smiled at himself and said, “Okay, I’ll go. Ah Yu, don’t be angry.”
After Xiao Du left, Xiao Yuan tore off half of his robe carelessly and lay down drunk and fuzzy. His consciousness gradually blurred and he fell asleep after a short time.
He didn’t sleep well. Halfway through his dream, he felt someone pushing the door in, woke up suddenly and stood up to look at the door.
It was Gu Louyin.
Gu Louyin did not deliberately hide his aura, otherwise he would not be easily discovered. Xiao Yuan thought he had something urgent, so he asked, “Is something wrong?”
Gu Louyin walked to his bed, looked down at him and said, “I’ve come to see you.”
Drunkenness made Xiao Yuan’s reaction slower than usual. With a blank look in his eyes he said, “See me…?”
Gu Louyin said quietly, “I also have something to discuss with you.”
Xiao Yuan felt refreshed, “Speak.”
There was only one night light lit in the room. In the dim light, Gu Louyin’s profile was as cold as jade, more beautiful than the moonlight.
“The only way to remove Acacia Gu once and for all is to exchange hearts.”
Xiao Yuan raised his eyebrows, “Meng Chi told you?”
Unexpectedly, Gu Louyin came here in the middle of the night for this matter. Xiao Yuan half-reclined on the pillow and said lazily: “Then did she tell you that I like my heart as it is and don’t want to exchange it with others?”
“Then you still…”
Gu Louyin said, “My obsession and my heart demon is for you to live safely.”
Xiao Yuan narrowed his eyes, “What do you mean?”
“Xiao Yuan, do you want to save me?”
Xiao Yuan understood Gu Louyin’s intentions, and he felt angry and amused: “No.”
Gu Louyin said softly: “Don’t make trouble.”
“You know in your heart who is making trouble.” Xiao Yuan was now completely sober, “Your heart demon is your business and my Acacia Gu is my business. The two cannot be mixed at all.”
Gu Louyin said, “You don’t want to exchange with me?”
“You have no idea how powerful the Acacia Gu is.” Xiao Yuan said irritably, “Once there is no antidote, you can only endure it and life is worse than death all night… unless you find someone to relieve you.”
Gu Louyin said, “I won’t look for anyone else.”
Xiao Yuan snorted coldly: “It’s not like you haven’t seen me during the Gu attack. As long as there is someone next to me, I will be in heat – do you want to be like that too?”
“Oh, you certainly make it sound easy.”
Gu Louyin said, “Because I have seen you with the Acacia Gu, as long as you don’t get rid of it, my heart demon won’t be healed and my life term…”
“Gu Louyin!” Xiao Yuan gritted his teeth and got up from the bed in anger, “Are you threatening me?”
Gu Louyin put his hand on his shoulder, “I don’t want to die.”
Xiao Yuan was stunned.
Gu Louyin whispered, “Save me.”
Xiao Yuan shook his head in a daze, “You… are crazy.”
Gu Louyin looked into Xiao Yuan’s eyes for a long time, as if he had been enduring for a long time then finally broke the precepts: “I’ve been crazy for a long time.”
The white hand gradually moved up from Xiao Yuan’s shoulder and stopped at his neck. The hickey marks planted the day before yesterday were still clearly visible. Xiao Yuan’s body stiffened, and he was not sure whether he wanted to hide or not.
Gu Louyin said, “Does it hurt?”
“…it doesn’t now.”
Gu Louyin’s eyes darkened, “When he bit you, did it hurt?”
This Gu Louyin in front of him was too abnormal, and it gave Xiao Yuan an inexplicable sense of familiarity. It wasn’t until Gu Louyin leaned forward that he remembered where this sense of familiarity came from – this was the feeling that Gu Louyin’s soul gave him.
The soft and cool touch on his neck made Xiao Yuan’s breath hitch sharply. Gu Louyin’s long silver hair was close and Xiao Yuan wanted to reach out and touch it but withdrew his hand because of a sudden pain.
Gu Louyin… was biting him. It was not the earth soul, it was Gu Louyin himself who was biting him.
Gu Louyin’s cold breath was all around him but his body felt hot. Gu Louyin leaned forward and trapped him, his desire to possess hidden in his eyes: “Xiao Yuan.”
Xiao Yuan’s mind was blank, as if he was drunk again. “……en?”
Gu Louyin didn’t say anything, just called his name.
Gu Louyin lowered his head again and this time he pressed his mouth to Xiao Yuan’s lips tightly.
They were not in an illusion, they were in the real world.
Feeling the smell of wine in his mouth, Xiao Yuan was holding onto the quilt, flustered and overwhelmed by the kiss. Did Gu Louyin drink too much, or did he himself drink too much? How could this happen, how did all this happen?……
At this moment, there was a knock on the door. Xiao Yuan suddenly woke up, pushed Gu Louyin away and whispered, “There is someone.”
Gu Louyin raised his eyes slightly and said patiently: “En.”
“Shixiong, it’s me.” Mu Yingyang’s voice came, “Shixiong, are you asleep?”
Xiao Yuan was silent, pretending to be asleep. Mu Yingyang knocked on the door a few more times, but when no one answered, he pushed the door and walked in.
Xiao Yuan: “…” Are these two treating his room as a teahouse? Come if you want and leave if you want?
Gu Louyin was sitting by the bed, while the footsteps were getting closer and closer. Xiao Yuan made a gesture to be quiet, waved his hand to extinguish the light and the room suddenly fell into darkness.
Mu Yingyang stopped and tentatively said, “Shixiong?”
Xiao Yuan couldn’t pretend to be asleep anymore and said, “It’s late, what are you doing here?”
“I made hangover soup for Shixiong. Shixiong, drink a little before going to bed.” Mu Yingyang finished speaking and walked towards the bed.
Xiao Yuan was going crazy, but fortunately, there was a screen in front of the bed, and the room was dark, so Mu Yingyang shouldn’t be able to see anything. “Don’t come over.”
Mu Yingyang said suspiciously: “Shixiong?”
“Thank you very much. Just put it on the table, I’ll go drink it later.”
Mu Yingyang said coquettishly: “But I want to feed Shixiong.”
In the darkness, Gu Louyin suddenly grasped Xiao Yuan’s wrist and blocked his lips again.