Assistant Architect by Xi He Qing Ling
Chapter 127: Shenanigans
Maintaining the balance between natural and modern, the Dai-style was used as a basis for the construction of the hotel. In addition to the many modern comforts, like the floor to ceiling windows, the facility was also constructed with many natural materials and motifs. Together, they seamlessly incorporated the outside rainforest into part of the interior space and choosing which parts of the structure to be modern and which parts to retain the natural elements is the job of an architectural designer.
Benefiting from the resort spa facilities, Zhang Siyi felt less tense and much better. When he returned to his room, he grabbed his sketchbook and sat on the bed to write and sketch out his thoughts. Since it was the first time since the business trip that he felt motivated to do so, he felt a little guilty. Sure enough, he was a better person when Gu Yu was near. As long as Gu Yu is close, all Zhang Siyi wants to do was improve and work hard alongside him.
Gu Yu went to boil some water in a teapot in the room and noticed Zhang Siyi reclining on the bed working with his sketchbook. He went over to him to looked at what Zhang Siyi was drawing.
Zhang Siyi instinctively covered up the image a little, but when he saw Gu Yu, he relaxed his hand and let Gu Yu look at the drawing.
Pleased by his reaction, Gu Yu smiled and laid down next to him. Looking at Zhang Siyi’s amateur attempt at drawing the huts where the spa facilities were, he reached out to take Zhang Siyi sketchbook and personally drew a perspective view for him. With the herringbone ridge, thatched grass and wooden pillars, Gu Yu accurately depicted the hut with a few seemly simple pencil strokes. He also made a few notations that included the frame structure and sizes of the pillars with the roofing material.
Marveling at the illustration, Zhang Siyi exclaimed: “Wow! How did you remember all of this?”
Gu Yu said: “Of course I remember a simple hut. If I didn’t remember the details then what would be the point of drawing it?”
Zhang Siyi: “I just thought the hut looked nice.”
”Idiot.” Glaring at Zhang Siyi, Gu Yu reached out and pulled his nose. Not wanting to scold him further, he patiently explained: “Only ordinary people have the luxury to look at a building casually and simply think how nice it looks. Remember you are an architect, so you must look at a building with a critical eye and understand why a building looks good. Just saying a building looks nice, isn’t good enough.
Zhang Siyi: “…”
Gu Yu picked up the pen again and wrote on the sides of his sketchbook and said. “Take for example the hut just now, pay attention to the spatial scale of the environment. Notice the measurement of this opening here and whether or not it was comfortable to use. Would it be better if it was smaller? Or, would it be better if it was bigger? ….. Second, look at the truss structure and column arrangement. If you aren’t sure of the sizes, then use a tape measure to get the details. Isn’t that why I gave you mine? ….. Third, pay attention to the building materials and color. Touch the materials and think about the color tones. What feelings do they invoke and why? ….. Fourth, note which decorative elements are most attractive to you…. It doesn’t matter if the drawing is very good or not because you have a camera and can record it perfectly. The issue becomes apparent in the future when you go back to look at the photos. In retrospect, you won’t remember why the building was good and what was so special about it without making notations.”
When Gu Yu was finished with his lecture, he turned to look at Zhang Siyi. Seeing his eyes sparkle with extreme adoration and worship, Gu Yu couldn’t help but want to kiss him. -Damn him, does he even know how good he is at seducing me!?
Tossing the pen aside, Gu Yu looked Zhang Siyi in the eyes and tenderly held his chin up then leaned in to press his lips against …… The door suddenly opened.
“There aren’t any cots available. I just met the room service outside and they gave us a fruit basket…. Come taste a fresh mangosteen from Xishuangbanna!”
Since the number of people did not match the original reservation, Tao Fei went downstairs to the lobby to complete the formalities and also asked them if there were any roll-away beds available. Unfortunately, even the high-priced luxury hotels are filled to capacity during the May Holiday and any additional beds must be reserved in advance.
As soon as he came in, Tao Fei saw Zhang Siyi and Gu Yu both lying on the bed. The two men were in a rather suggestive position. In the moment they heard Tao Fei talking, the two separated in lightning speed.
Gu Yu: “…” (=_=)
Zhang Siyi: “…” (&_&)
Tao Fei: “…” (= 皿 =) Are you so hungry and thirsty that in the span of ten minutes while I was away, that’s all you thought about!?
Setting the fruit on the table, Tao Fei stared at them angrily. — I am watching you two. Now, how will you be able to show affection!
Zhang Siyi picked out one of the mangosteen in his hand and broke the skin to reveal the white flesh. He put a piece in his mouth and exclaimed: “Hey, it’s so sweet!”
Wanting to let Gu Yu have some, Zhang Siyi broke off another piece and extended his hand: “Do you want to try a piece?”
Unexpectedly, Gu Yu lowered his head and enveloped Zhang Siyi fingers with his mouth and ate the fruit. As Zhang Siyi tried to remove his fingers, Gu Yu sucked and licked up the remaining pulp from his fingers.
Zhang Siyi: “…”
This time, clutching his trembling hand, even Zhang Siyi wanted to shout ‘fuck.’ In front of others, can you not do such an erotic action!? (&////&)
Witnessing it all, Tao Fei was forced to chew gay dog food! He really wanted to come straight to the point and say: “No questions asked! You two are so gay!”
By the effect of Gu Yu’s actions, Tao Fei figured that he doesn’t seem to care whether or not Tao Fei knows of his true relationship with Zhang Siyi. What’s more, Tao Fei felt that if he said something, Gu Yu would just directly admit it.
Fuck! The lack of any opportunity to poke fun made Tao Fei unhappy about his circumstance. Even being gay, do you have no shame? You can’t even be honest with me!
With his back against a wall, Tao Fei was in a dilemma. As he glanced at Zhang Siyi an idea popped into his mind. Ha-ha-ha! Gu Yu might be an SSS-class level, but Zhang Siyi wasn’t
“Hey, Zhang Siyi,” Tao Fei looked at Zhang Siyi with a keen face and said, “Stay with me tonight.”
Zhang Siyi: “…… Huh?”
Ignoring the knives shooting from Gu Yu’s eyes, Tao Fei patted the bed and encouraged Zhang Siyi: ”Brother is our Boss. It isn’t easy to be on vacation and have to squeeze into bed with a subordinate. Let us coworkers stay together and the Boss can relax and sleep alone tonight.”
Initially he was reluctant, but after Zhang Siyi listened to Tai Fei statement, he was unable to refute him. Indeed, in the other person’s view, it really wasn’t justified for him to let his boss squeeze in a bed with him. In addition, he wouldn’t dare do the kinds of things he did with Gu Yu last night. Since that was the case, he convinced himself that it didn’t matter where he slept.
“Okay.” Zhang Siyi nodded his acceptance to Tao Fei’s request and slowly moved over to the other bed. He carefully watched Gu Yu face for any reaction. In fact, he hoped that Gu Yu would invalidate Tao Fei’s request, but Gu Yu just looked at him with a serious look and said nothing.
Zhang Siyi is also a little upset. – What are you staring at me for? What Tao Fei said isn’t wrong! You are the Boss and have the ability to make things right!
With this in mind, Zhang Siyi turned and left Gu Yu and went to Tao Fei’s bed.
Gu Yu: “…”
Having his ploy succeed, Tao Fei was ecstatic. He was fervidly considerate and asked: “Zhang Siyi, is this pillow ok? Is it too high for you? I’ll get you a flatter one if you need.”
Zhang Siyi replied: “No, it’s alright. I don’t move around much once I fall asleep so It’ll be good. What about you? You aren’t going to pull the blankets off me, are you?” Unlike the tension he felt when he stayed with Gu Yu for the first time, he felt rather relaxed and had no problems sleeping next to other men.
Tao Fei: “Of course not! It’s ok if you are close…. Hey, I can feel the heat from your body. It’s so hot.”
Zhang Siyi: “Aha-ha-ha. Pervert, stop touching me. Ah-ha-ha! Don’t tickle me!”
Gu Yu: “………” (-_-#)
After the two men were under the blanket for a while, Tao Fei suddenly asked: “Hey, Zhang Siyi, do you have a girlfriend?”
Zhang Siyi suddenly froze. How does he answer this question? It’s hard to say ‘he doesn’t have a girlfriend, but a boyfriend and he is right next to us’ …… Although Gu Yu said it isn’t a problem if Tao Fei found out about them, ‘finding out’ and ‘actively coming out of the closet’ are completely different.
“To be found” is a last resort for Zhang Siyi. He hopes he could continue to conceal his relationship with Gu Yu. After all, their relationship isn’t something he can show off.
Moreover, Gu Yu is right next to him. Since Gu Yu and Tao Fei are more familiar with each other, it is clearly more appropriate for Gu Yu to tell the truth to Tao Fei.
Zhang Siyi paused and said: “Yes.” Although he doesn’t have a girlfriend, he doesn’t want to lie and say ‘no’ because by doing so, it is tantamount to denying his relationship with Gu Yu. In any case, whether it is a man or women, Zhang Siyi believes the object of the relationship will be clear enough for Gu Yu to understand.
As Tao Fei listened to Zhang Siyi answer he quickly replied: “Oh? What’s your girlfriend like? Is she pretty?”
Touching his face, Zhang Siyi felt embarrassed: “Well, really beautiful.”
Gu Yu: “…”
Eyebrows raised, Tao Fei said: “Hey, you are turning red! You must like her very much!”
Zhang Siyi: “…”
Tao Fei asked again: “Do I look beautiful to you?”
Zhang Siyi: “…… No!” (=_=) Why is this question so weird?
Tao Fei continued to gossip: “Then tell me what you are attracted to.”
Bashful, Zhang Siyi sunk deeper in to the blankets and quietly replied: “There are many things. They are very smart and their career is outstanding. Also, their cooking is super delicious.”
Surprised, Tao Fei pressed him further: “With so many advantages, isn’t she the perfect person!? How can a fine girl like that be with you?” Tao Fei touched his chin in apparent thought then elbowed Zhang Siyi and smirked. In a tone that ‘all-men-understand’ he stated: “It must be your skills in bed!”
Zhang Siyi: “poof–!”
Gu Yu: “…”