Assistant Architect by Xi He Qing Ling
Chapter 66: Going Home
Ignoring the gentle voice of Gu Yu, the sullen temperament that he exudes from his body is more terrifying then when he is serious. The unspoken meaning expressed is: if you don’t beg, I will make you pay.
From the tip of his toes to the top of his head, Zhang Siyi trembled with excitement. Burning up, there was a current traveling all over his body. While his physical body reacted one way, Zhang Siyi mind is sour.
Although Gu Yu is indeed older than him, “gege” is nothing, but in this case, the threat to call makes Zhang Siyi feel humiliated. His male self-esteem has been completely defeated.
Feeling like he was in a precarious position, Zhang Siyi had to compromise. On one hand, he didn’t want to beg. On the other, if he didn’t, he was afraid that Gu Yu would deal with him in an even more cruel way.
Clutching the bed, in a bizarre sense of sweetness and shame, Zhang Siyi squeezed out two words from his throat: “gege…”
Gu Yu teased again: “Hmm? What did you say? Like a dove’s soft coo, I didn’t catch it.”
Zhang Siyi: “…”
Zhang Siyi broke down and said, “You’ve gone too far!!!” Because he was so angry, his voice cracked.
As if Zhang Siyi reaction was the greatest pleasure, Gu Yu suddenly flopped back down on the bed and earnestly laughed with joy. After laughing for half a minute, Gu Yu gasped for breath and said: “I have done it, heh-heh-heh. Alright, go to sleep.”
Zhang Siyi: “…”
As an after-thought, Gu Yu said: “Oh yeh. You surrendered, so keep my underwear on for the night. Don’t secretly take it off.”
Zhang Siyi: “………” Too deceitful! (t////t)
If Zhang Siyi had known that the game would be so unbearable, he would have insisted on sleeping on the sofa, frozen.
Very soon, the room once again fell into peaceful silence. Feeling like he had been beaten, Zhang Siyi’s brain is numb. Although Gu Yu did not touch him, it felt like Gu Yu spirit overwhelmed and dominated him. Since he is still wearing his underwear, this feeling is especially strong. It is as though he was marked with hormones by another male animal, making him feel both upset and excited. Exhausted physically and mentally, the last traces of energy slip away into dreamland.
However, this is not the end of his nightmare.
Early the next morning, Zhang Siyi opened his eyes to find him tightly wrapped around Gu Yu. The two quilts that were originally separated, were scattered. Skin on skin, toes entwined with toes; their posture is as intimate as an enamored couple. This close, Zhang Siyi can count the number of eyelashes Gu Yu has.
Not knowing when Zhang Siyi woke up, Gu Yu looked at him with eyes half open, not saying a word.
In horror, Zhang Siyi loosened his hands, retreated a little and stammered: “I, we…” He originally wanted to say, “how could we sleep like this” But since Zhang Siyi realized he was the one holding onto Gu Yu, he dared not ask the question. “What time is it?” It was bright outside so is was more then three o’clock in the morning.
Moving his arms, Gu Yu started to sit up and in a low and hoarse voice he said: “More than seven.”
Zhang Siyi hurriedly said, “Why didn’t you wake me up?” Gu Yu’s reaction is much calmer than his own. While bending over to pick up Zhang Siyi’s clothes on the floor and throwing them to him, he explained: “I woke up at three o’clock and saw you were deeply a sleep. When I laid back down, I also fell asleep then woke up at six o’clock.”
Zhang Siyi hurriedly put clothes on and said: “Six? But isn’t it after seven o’clock now?”
Gu Yu smiled: “At the time you were holding me like your life depended on it, talking in your sleep. You seem to be having an argument with someone in a dream. How can I wake you up? I’m afraid you would be upset with me.”
Zhang Siyi: “……” Damn you! What kind of reason is that! Am I the kind of person who can go crazy? He did seem to have some weird dreams last night. A fleeting feeling touched his memory when he woke up, but he forgot what it was.
Gu Yu sighed: “Forget it. There is no difference between six and seven o’clock. We will be stuck in traffic regardless.
“Okay…….” Zhang Siyi put on his shirt and put on his trousers.…… Why is there a wet sensation down there….? “Big Uncle….” he seems to have cum. Oh, my God……. He is still wearing Gu Yu’s underwear….! In another man’s bed and wearing another man’s underwear!
“%¥#@……” tfu`ck! ! ! !
Last night’s discovery was the last straw to break Zhang Siyi back. His whole outlook on life completely collapsed. For a moment, Zhang Siyi felt like he could no longer face Gu Yu in the future. He wanted to resign. He wanted to end all communication between them!
Seeing Zhang Siyi worrisome and despondent expression, Gu Yu asked:” What’s wrong?”
“No, nothing…” Zhang Siyi quickly put on his trousers, pretending to forget that he was still wearing Gu Yu’s underwear, and went to the bathroom in a panic with a sense of shame. Ah, ah, ah… he’s going to explode. Black history! The black history of a lifetime!!!
In the morning rush, Gu Yu didn’t have any mind to pay attention to Zhang Siyi and which underwear he was wearing, until the two took their luggage to the door. He saw Zhang Siyi’s dropping head, a lost spirit in despair.
“What’s the matter, haven’t you woken up yet?” Gu Yu asked him.
Zhang Siyi blinked his eyes and acted the part in order to cover up his inner turmoil: “It seems so.”
Gu Yu wanted to press him, but seeing the lack of reaction from Zhang Siyi, he didn’t tease him. He calmly said: “Sleep in the car for a while.”
The villa where Gu Yu lived did not have a parking space, so he parked his car in the underground garage of a shopping mall across the road. For more than ten minutes, the two of them walked to Gu Yu’s silver-gray Lexus, which is a brand of car that Zhang Siyi likes. His mind was preoccupied with this morning’s events, so he remained silent.
When he got into the car, Gu Yu handed him a bottle of water and said: “First drink. The breakfast shop isn’t open today. It will take a least two hours to get to the highway rest stop to eat.”
Zhang Siyi gently responded with a “mm, hmm” then fastened his seatbelt, sunk himself back into the seat and closed his eyes. Gu Yu looked at him suspiciously then started the car. The two didn’t talk at all.
When they left the city, they stopped in traffic for a while. Fortunately, the time was not too long, and Gu Yu steadily drove on the highway towards Ningcheng. The drone of the ride put Zhang Siyi to sleep. Later, he was awakened by the vibrations of his mobile phone. It was his mother’s call. In a feeble voice he answered it: “Mom.”
Mama Zhang quickly talked to him on the phone: “Sisi, didn’t you say you would arrive between seven and eight in the morning? It’s already nine o’clock. Why haven’t you arrived yet?”
A few days ago, Zhang Siyi told his mother that he will leave early with Gu Yu and drive back home, but now the situation has changed. He explained: “We overslept. We left after seven in the morning and we are driving on the highway now.”
Gu Yu interjected: “Tell her there aren’t traffic jams so we should arrive between eleven and twelve.”
Concise, Zhang Siyi said: “I’ll be home at lunch time.”
Mama Zhang: “Overslept? Did you stay at his house last night?”
Unknown to his mother, she struck a nerve. Frazzled, Zhang Siyi irritably replied: “Yes! I thought we were leaving at three in the morning, so I went to his place to sleep!”
Seemingly full of regret, his tone was not warm, almost a complaint. If he had known weren’t going to leave at three in the morning, then he wouldn’t have had to experience such humiliation last night. He wanted to burry himself.
Gu Yu glanced at him and Zhang Siyi awkwardly turned away. The two obviously did not quarrel, but the air between them was thick with resentment.
Mama Zhang: “I see.”
“What else do you want?” Zhang Siyi was a little annoyed and snapped at her.
Almost all the mothers in the world will not care about their son’s bad temper and Zhang Siyi’s Mom is no exception. She thought he was feeling restless and agitated because he overslept. She sighed and said: “Originally you told me you were leaving at three in the morning. Since it’s not safe driving at that hour, I was worried. What if something happened to you on the road? I wanted to call and see if you were alright. I sent messages in WeChat, but you never responded.”
Listening to his mother’s soft tone, Zhang Siyi was greatly reassured. His mood calmed down: “We’ll be safe. I’ve just fallen asleep and I probably missed the text message chime.”
When Ms. Zhang heard it, it was her turn to be annoyed: “How can you fall asleep? It’s hard enough driving alone. How can you not chat with him during the trip?”
Zhang Siyi: “…”
His mother scolded him: “You can’t always be thinking of your own comfort and not think about others. It was nice enough for Gu Yu to bring you back. He isn’t free to be your personal driver. Don’t sleep anymore, ok?”
Although he didn’t want to admit it, Zhang Siyi realized his mistake. “Yes, I know.” He hung up the phone and sat up straighter and spoke to Gu Yu in a pragmatic way: “When are we going to get to the rest area? “
Gu Yu: “Pretty soon. Maybe another half an hour……. Hungry?”
“Yes.” Zhang Siyi carefully looked at the instrument panel and dashboard in the car, enviously, “When did you buy this car, it looks new.”
Gu Yu: “It has been almost a year since I bought it.”
Zhang Siyi: “How come I don’t usually see you drive?”
Gu Yu: “With so little travel distance to get to the company building, I can simply take the subway and besides, it’s not environmentally friendly either.
…… He didn’t think Gu Yu was an environmentalist!
Zhang Siyi followed up with another question: “Did you buy a car in order to travel to and from Ningcheng?”
Gu Yu explained: “When I have to go to a project site and answer questions, sometimes its more convenient.”
Zhang Siyi: “Oh … This car isn’t cheap, is it? I remember the Lexus GS was at least 500,000.
Gu Yu: “Almost, I got it for 740,000.”
Seeing Gu Yu answer so straightforwardly and truthfully after asking a few questions, Zhang Siyi felt depressed. If its like this, then what happened last night? He felt like he was being scammed……. (t_t)