助理建筑师 羲和清零 176

Assistant Architect by Xi He Qing Ling

Chapter 176: French Fries

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Since the ambient temperature inside the restaurant was warm, Bai Rui took off his coat and hung it on the back of his chair. The silk shirt that wrapped around his torso accentuated his wide shoulders and broad chest. With his well-muscled physique, he looked both elegant and masculine.

Now that Zhang Siyi has met him in real life, it wasn’t surprising how obsessive Ren Mengyu was behaving. Regardless of his temperament and appearance, his presence was above all others. Bai Rui lived outside ordinary people and like Gu Yu, some people were born to shine above everyone else.

Tian Yujing began to stare at him unabashedly. Although she already had Jiang Hai sitting beside her, it didn’t stop her from appreciating an exceedingly handsome man.

Among them, only Su Yuan has seen Bai Rui before. When she saw Ren Mengyu with her boyfriend again, she couldn’t stop herself from feeling envious.

Presumably Ren Mengyu was out with Bai Rui.  With someone as high status as Bai Rui, she felt overjoyed at being able to flaunt her perfect boyfriend. Since she easily attracted the stares of onlookers, who wouldn’t want to be the center of attention and show off?

Fortunately, as Zhang Siyi was with Gu Yu every day, he was immune to Bai Rui’s charms and remained completely calm.

The group sat together around a small rectangular table. While the couples sat two by two on the long side of the table, Su Yuan and Zhang Siyi sat on the narrow ends of the table opposite each other. Bai Rui happen to sit to the left of Zhang Siyi.

After everyone introduced themselves, Ren Mengyu asked: “Did you already order?”

Jiang Hai smiled: “We were waiting for the gold master! Come now, pick out the food!”

Ren Mengyu opened the menu and leaned towards Bai Rui affectionately. She said: “Hmm, what do you want to eat?”

Bai Rui look at her and politely said: “Don’t worry about me. You are here to enjoy your time with friends. Let them pick out the food.”

Attitude; full marks, etiquette; full marks, intonation; full marks…… simply impeccable!

Holding her face, Tian Yujing admired Ren Mengyu: “Your boyfriend is so handsome!”

Jiang Hai’s mouth twitched: “Hey, I am still sitting here.”

As the crowd laughed, the previous tense atmosphere was broken. Even though Bai Rui also smiled and looked very gentle, Zhang Siyi felt that he was detached from the group. Just as Gu Yu said, he can’t control other people’s affairs. He had nothing to do with Bai Rui and was simply present to at the restaurant to reminisce and visit old classmates. After eating, he planned on meeting Gu Yu at the lecture.

Su Yuan responded: “Well, unlike the typical family style way that Chinese cuisine is served, this is an English restaurant so we should order our own plates. There are a lot of hand-held foods in western cuisine.”

Having decided to order separately, the group readily opened the menu.

British cuisine is rather heavy and rich. They chose this restaurant, not for the joy of the food, but to remember the good times in the UK during University.

Since the owner of the restaurant is a Londoner, the English cuisine here is fairly authentic. The raw materials for all ingredients are imported from abroad. They also serve other western styled dished like steak and pasta. However, when the restaurant opened in China, the boss had to do as the Romans do….. British cuisine is definitely not attracting Chinese customers.

The girls were afraid of all the calories typically associated with British food, so they ordered something simple; skinless chicken breasts. Jiang Hai and Bai Rui ordered a steak.

Zhang Siyi was used to eating western food that was Italian and was pickier about the quality and freshness of steak. Ironically, he had no problems eating fish and chips from British street vendors.

Although the reputation of the restaurant was very good, in the eyes of Chinese, fish and chips was considered a snack food and not something to order for dinner. Today, they were Ren Mengyu’s invited guests so naturally, Bai Rui felt responsible for summing up the order. When he saw Zhang Siyi only ordering fish and chips, he couldn’t help but ask: “Nothing else?”

When he spoke to Zhang Siyi, he attracted the attention of Ren Mengyu. She smiled and said: “How can you still order this type of food that children eat?”

Jiang Hai followed up: “You should eat less junk food. The online review said the steak is very good.”

 Su Yuan: “Yes, French fries are very high in calories.”

Zhang Siyi isn’t afraid of high calories. He insisted: “I want to eat them. I haven’t had English food for a very long time.” It is precisely because he eats very healthy at home every day with Gu Yu that he wants to indulge today. In addition, the menu had both nutritional information and photographs of the available dishes. The meal would certainly be large enough for an adult to eat.

Zhang Siyi thought that they really didn’t understand the joys of eating junk food while chatting. One of life’s simple pleasures is snacking on French fries while gossiping!

When the dishes were served, Zhang Siyi’s plate was really huge. The golden French fries were on a wooden cutting board with fried potato skins, bacon pieces, and roasted tomatoes. The unique color and delicious aroma of Zhang Siyi’s plate immediately made the food the focus of everyone’s attention.

Zhang Siyi sprinkled a bit of salt and pepper on the fries then picked up his favorite condiment and squeezed it on top. The English style fries were cut thick and fat. Zhang Siyi speared one with a fork and bit down on one end. The outside was crisp and the inside was soft and delicious.

“Ah, Little Yi, those look really delicious….”

“Let me try one.” Jiang Hai was close to him and directly used his fork to spear a fry from Zhang Siyi’s plate. Everyone witnessed his casual attitude so everyone else at the table followed suit.

Zhang Siyi didn’t mind sharing a few with his friends, but he didn’t have an inexhaustible supply on his plate. Seeing that the fries on his plate were being reduced at a visible speed, Zhang Siyi was starting to panic. He quickly blocked his plate with his hands: “Hey! That’s enough! This is my food!”

Ren Mengyu laughed: “Don’t be so stingy. Ha-ha-ha, you can just order more!”

Su Yuan: “You heard the boss! Don’t worry about saving the gold master’s money.”

Zhang Siyi: “…….” Whatever happened to the concern of junk food and high calories!?

Bai Rui sat aside quietly and smiled at the group of friends. He was older than all of them and although he came as Ren Mengyu’s boyfriend, he always treated them as youngsters. He never intended to fit in with the group.

Watching Zhang Siyi’s anxious expressions over his fries spurred Bai Rui on. He couldn’t help but want to tease him. As a result, like the others, Bai Rui impulsively speared a fry directly from Zhang Siyi’s plate.

Since Zhang Siyi had already been a bit irritated at watching his cherished french fries disappear, his line of site followed the latest fry into Bai Rui’s mouth. Zhang Siyi stared at him for a moment. Having food casually stolen from your plate by friends was one thing, but having it taken away by a stranger was another. Bai Rui was somewhat embarrassed at his action and ducked out of sight.

Bai Rui’s move also surprised Ren Mengyu. He always did what a boyfriend was supposed to do; he brought her out to eat fancy dinners, they watched movies together, went shopping; lavish gifts weren’t uncommon. Although Bai Rui was gentle and very considerate towards her, his attitude was always rather remote. It was as though he was simply following a list of routine chores to finish. As a result, there were neither heartfelt moments nor mood fluctuations between them. Since the beginning of their relationship, her “perfect boyfriend” has always maintained a safe distance from her.

Even though Ren Mengyu posted many photos on dates with him to her social media pages, she knew deep down, she was just deluding herself. She pretended that they had a close, sweet relationship, but on the contrary, their relationship wasn’t sweet and was at an impass.

Some say that woman have a natural and very accurate ‘sixth-sense’ and Ren Mengyu is no different. Subconsciously, she felt that her interactions with Bai Rui were just a game and rather absurd. Since she felt that something wasn’t quite right, in order to maintain her self-deception, she repeatedly asked the people around her for their opinions.

Even so, Ren Mengyu wasn’t able to pull herself out of her own fantasy of love because she was too self-absorbed with the image that Bai Rui brought her when she went out with him.

In fact, Ren Mengyu devised a little test for her boyfriend. When he met Su Yuan for the first time, Ren Mengyu wanted to know if he would treat her any differently. As with Ren Mengyu, he maintained a similar polite distance with Su Yuan. Since Bai Rui didn’t make any ambiguous actions towards Su Yuan, Ren Mengyu felt satisfied.

In addition, she used other meetings with her colleagues to check out Bai Rui’s behavior. Tonight, Ren Mengyu brought Bai Rui with her to meet her classmates in order to verify his feelings and her status.

However, watching Bai Rui so easily stick his fork onto Zhang Siyi’s plate to grab a fry made Ren Mengyu think deeper. Out of all the times Bai Rui has dined with Ren Mengyu, there was never a time when he touched her plate. His action tonight was particularly unexpected.

Even in the face of an anomaly, Ren Mengyu wasn’t surprised. After all, everyone in the group was eating french fries from Zhang Siyi’s plate. She thought Bai Rui could be affected by the cheerful and happy atmosphere.

Zhang Siyi was totally robbed. Looking at his empty plate, he sighed, helpless. Instead, he ordered an egg benedict.

While everyone was enjoying their meal, they continued to talk about the current trends in the construction industry. Since Su Yuan didn’t want to talk about her bleak status with outsiders, Zhang Siyi didn’t get the chance to further encourage her. After telling each other about the projects they have worked on, it turned out that the person with the most enriched work experienced was Zhang Siyi.

If he was like himself a year ago, he would want to brag about his current position, but now that he had been part of the industry for a year, he was well aware of his own shortcomings. It was especially so because his role model, Gu Yu, was with him every day. He served to remind Zhang Siyi just how limited his current abilities as an architect were.

The incident in Japan with Lu Qiao also made Zhang Siyi realize the importance of being modest and low-key. The last thing he wanted was unwanted attention both for private matters and for the sake of his friends who were struggling.  Despite trying his best, when Zhang Siyi mentioned a couple of things, his friends were rather envious.

Ren Mengyu: “Oh my God! Your company can afford a business trip abroad!?”

Zhang Siyi scratched his head: “They go every few years. I was luckily enough to have started working at a time that permitted me to go on the company’s trip.

Jiang Hai: “It’s better than nothing!” “

Su Yuan: “Hey, when I first started working, the company also mentioned a business trip, but now they can’t even afford to pay their employees, let alone travel!”

Ren Mengyu: “Yes, if we want to travel we have to spend our own money!”

Zhang Siyi said: “Well, the company didn’t pay for the whole trip and we weren’t there for fun. It was primarily for educational purposes and we had a strict schedule to visit architectural sites.”

Afraid of being hated by his friends due to his good situation, Zhang Siyi hastened to change the subject: “Has anyone been in contact with our other classmates?” Both Yu Rui and Xue Wenhan had stayed in England to earn a Master’s degree. Zhang Siyi surmised they probably finished their studies by now. “How have they been doing?”

Ren Mengyu: “Actually, the other day I saw something about Yu Rui online !”

Su Yuan interest was piqued and was eager to ask: “How was she?”

Ren Mengyu: “She has an internship with The Firm!”

Su Yuan’s face changed: “The Firm?”

The Firm was a very famous architectural design company in the UK located in London. It has always been the gilded company that British architectural students yearn for. With the state of the construction market, a job in China wasn’t easy to find, let alone in the UK. It was practically impossible to get a position within the most prestigious Firm in England.

Ren Mengyu had always felt that Yu Rui used alternate methods to succeed. Ren Mengyu never would have guessed she also used the same methods to climb up the corporate ladder instead of using her own abilities.

With emotion, Ren Mengyu continued: “Yes. In school she had poor grades and relied on boyfriends to help with projects. How can she get a job like that without being the boss’s secret mistress? With just luck?”

Hearing the news, Su Yuan was hit hard mentally and began to doubt herself.

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助理建筑师 羲和清零 175

Assistant Architect by Xi He Qing Ling

Chapter 175: Nightclub

Just as Zhang Siyi mentioned his ‘single’ status, Fu Xinhui suddenly messaged the group: “Here I thought this group of corpses were already dead! I was away from my phone for a little while and now I see hundreds of messages! What are you guys talking about?”

Catching him off guard, Zhang Siyi’s heart jumped into his throat. Quickly, he sent Fu Xinhui a private text letting him know he didn’t want his relationship broadcasted.

Fu Xinhui: “I know…… but when I think of you and this matter…  for better or worse….” [Sweating]

Zhang Siyi: “….”

The flow of messages sped up as the group enthusiastically greeted Fu Xinhui and asked him about his current situation. Fu Xinhui kept a low profile and didn’t divulge any information about his family’s experience. Instead, he brought the conversation back to the present and expressed great interest in the group’s get together on the weekend.

Fu Xinhui: “Let me sync my phone so I can join you guys live with video!”

Ren Mengyu: “Of course! How can we let you miss out?!”

Fu Xinhui: “Although I’m not there, my heart is with you guys! [Heart]”

After the date and time were set, Zhang Siyi informed Gu Yu of his plans to meet with his classmates.

“This Saturday?” As Gu Yu confirmed the weekend plans, he frowned. “The visiting architect, Ishihara, was giving a lecture that afternoon.”

Ishihara is a young Japanese architect that Gu Yu and Zhang Siyi have recently taken note of. They have increasingly liked his work. A few weeks ago, they found out about his lecture, but at that time, there wasn’t a specific date scheduled for his presentation.

Feeling distraught over the conflict, Zhang Siyi quickly responded: “Ack! What should I do?”

Gu Yu put down his pen down and looked up at Zhang Siyi and calmly stated: “Don’t worry about it. Go meet your friends.”

Afraid Gu Yu wasn’t happy about it, Zhang Siyi asked: “Should I see if I can meet them on Sunday instead?”

Gu Yu smiled at him with affection: “Why go out of your way to change the time when you looked so happy to meet them? You haven’t seen them for a long time. It’s alright. I’ll go to the lecture alone and can tell you about the details afterwards.”

Zhang Siyi pounced on Gu Yu: “When I’m done eating, I’ll come meet you.”

During the week leading up to their get-together, the group of friends continued to chat and catch up with one another. As it turned out, Ren Mengyu met Bai Rui in a nightclub.

Jiang Hai was surprised: “Really?!”

All of her friends are well aware that Ren Mengyu loved to go clubbing. What was surprising was the fact that she met her boyfriend at a nightclub. It seemed like a strange place to meet the perfect rich guy.

Along with his close friend, Fu Xinhui, Zhang Siyi didn’t like to go to nightclubs. Of course, Zhang Siyi wasn’t considered a rich hottie like his friend. He assumed Gu Yu didn’t like them either. Wanting to confirm his thought, he looked at Gu Yu and asked: “Hey, have you ever been to a nightclub?”

Gu Yu frowned: “Why are you going to a nightclub?”

Zhang Siyi: “Just tell me if you have been to one or not.”

Gu Yu: “No.”          

Proof is in the flesh! Why would the perfect rich guy go to a nightclub! ╮(╯_╰)╭

Ren Mengyu explained in the group: “It was his first time going clubbing. He said his friends dragged him there. When I saw him, he stuck out like a sore thumb. Normally, men go clubbing to ogle at girls, but he was just sitting alone in the corner drinking silently. Many girls tried to talk to him, but he brushed them off with indifference.”

He ignored the girls? A flash a doubt crossed Zhang Siyi’s mind. Wouldn’t that mean this man was gay?

As if to shake off his ridiculous conjecture, Zhang Siyi quickly shook his head, no. He shouldn’t assume someone was gay just because he himself was with a man. Besides, how could the person be gay if he was dating Ren Mengyu?

His plans to continue gossiping with his friends was suddenly interrupted by Gu Yu’s question: “Have you been to a nightclub?”

Zhang Siyi hesitated for a moment then replied: “Ah…. No.”

Gu Yu put away his iPad, gathered Zhang Siyi into his arms and put his hands-on Zhang Siyi’s waist: “Is that so?”

Having his sides kneaded, Zhang Siyi trembled. Under Gu Yu’s tickle-torture, Zhang Siyi twisted and turned. It didn’t take long from him to surrender: “Ok, ok. I confess. I have been there once with Fu Xinhui while I was in the UK!”

Gu Yu raised his eyebrows: “What were you doing there? Hunting for girls?”

 “What? No!” Zhang Siyi shouted honestly. “We just wanted to know what it was like.”

Gu Yu: ”So, how was it?”

Zhang Siyi crumpled his face: “It felt like one large group dance. I didn’t care for the experience.”

Gu Yu: “So why did you just ask me about it?”

Zhang Siyi quickly told Gu Yu about Ren Mengyu’s boyfriend. In order to help with the analysis of her boyfriend, he showed the chat history to Gu Yu.

For some time, they continued to chat steadily. Fu Xinhui asked: ”So…. how did you get to know him?”

Ren Mengyu: “When my friend and I passed by the bar, we saw him leaning on the door looking unstable. Since his friends weren’t with him, I approached him and asked if he needed help. He asked me to call a cab and to take him home….. Do you know where he lives? The famous district in area A where the average price for an apartment is one-hundred thousand per square meter! He said there are movie stars that live in the same building!”

Jiang Hai: “You just followed a stranger back home? Are you stupid?”

Ren Mengyu: “When I asked him if he needed help, I thought he was quite a gentleman. Although he was a little drunk and confused, I didn’t think he was pretending.”

Fu Xinhui: “You really don’t understand men!”

Ren Mengyu: “What do you mean?”

Fu Xinhui: “I’ll be blunt. The real purpose men go clubbing is very clear. A night of stimulation; a one-night stand. When your boyfriend decided to go to a nightclub, he was already psychologically prepared to find a girl. If there really was an opportunity, what man would refuse a girl’s advances?

Zhang Siyi: “…..” Brother, are you are trying to kill me!

Gu Yu narrowed his eyes and looked directly at Zhang Siyi: “So….. you also went to find stimulation?”

Zhang Siyi: “I, I… I did not!”

Pressing him to the bed, Gu Yu took disciplinary action and kissed him deeply. After biting his lip, he released him: “I don’t care about your past, but I’ll be careful to spank you later.”

Zhang Siyi: “…..”

Returning to his phone to look at the chat group, Ren Mengyu had sent a very straightforward message: “Well duh! I also went to find someone to play with for a night. Who goes to a nightclub to find a boyfriend!?”

Everyone: “…..”

Fu Xinhui: “Well, well. I didn’t say it!”

Once again, Gu Yu looked at Zhang Siyi in the eye and commented: “Your classmates are really open, huh.”

With silent tears, Zhang Siyi covered his eyes: “They have always been more relaxed than I…”

Ren Mengyu continued: “When he asked me to take him home, I was thinking one thing, but instead he sent me back. How could I have imagined what a gentleman he was? At the time, it was rather irksome!”

….. What? Are you kidding me? Zhang Siyi thought the incident was a little odd. Ren Mengyu obviously expressed an interest in Bai Rui and was kind enough to comply with his request but then, he sent her back home?

Su Yuan added: “For the following week, Ren Mengyu was cursing him every day, until Bai Rui had called her and asked her out for dinner.”

Zhang Siyi: “…”

Jiang Hai asked: “How did he know your phone number?”

Ren Mengyu: “He must have gotten it from the time we rode home in the taxi. Since the battery on his phone was dead, he asked me to borrow my phone so he could call his friend. I was surprised he called me a week later and even more surprising was hearing him ask me to be his girlfriend. I was a little afraid so told him I would consider it.”

Su Yuan: “You considered nothing. That was the night this idiot girl fell and perhaps there will be a price to pay.”

Ren Mengyu: “You think he really is playing me, but I don’t see it. We have been together for a month and during this time he has been very romantic. Bai Rui takes me out to dinner and goes to the movies with me. We go shopping and take walks together. Except for the fact that we haven’t slept together yet, he is like a prince from a fairy-tale; a perfect boyfriend. Although our relationship is very pure, I don’t actually know that much about him. What do you think?”

Fu Xinhui: ”Bai Rui’s level is too great. This young master doesn’t understand. Please ask another! [Laugh][Cry]

Ren Mengyu: “…”

Zhang Siyi turned to Gu Yu and asked: “What do you think? Can you understand Bai Rui’s behavior?”

“As your classmates have explained, since they went to a nightclub, their real purpose should be very clear. Since society is less restrictive now, people are free to see others without the constraints of marriage prospects. Even if they had gotten together for sex, it wasn’t a formal pursuit. Therefore, if he confesses to her afterwards, how can she know what he wants and take it seriously?” Gu Yu turned to look at Zhang Siyi. He continued: “I don’t know about anyone else, but if it was me, once I confess, I will definitely say what I want and won’t make my lover question my behavior. Your classmate was upset because the man wasn’t completely honest with her.”

Zhang Siyi nodded and felt the truth of what Gu Yu said. He wanted to relay his thoughts to the chat group, but Gu Yu grabbed his phone.

Gu Yu: “The heart is unpredictable. Who can really say what someone was thinking and feeling at the time? No one can guarantee who was right or wrong in that situation.”

Zhang Siyi: “But…”

As he was trying to talk, Gu Yu reached for Zhang Siyi and brought him close to kissed him on the lips. He turned Zhang Siyi over and pressed him down onto the bed: “Why are you so concerned? Take care of yourself first. Come on, it’s time for some stimulation.”

Zhang Siyi: “……..”      

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On Saturday, excited to see his old classmates, Zhang Siyi got up early in the morning to rummage through his closet to find something suitable to wear for dinner.

Not long ago, Gu Yu took him out to go shopping. Now that they have been living together, Zhang Siyi style had subconsciously begun to resemble Gu Yu’s.

While putting on his pants, Zhang Siyi shouted: “Gu Yu, help me find the jacket I bought a few days ago!” As he tightened his belt, Zhang Siyi widened his eyes in shock.

Gu Yu walked over to him and handed him his jacket. He watched Zhang Siyi look down and balk at himself: “What’s the matter?”

“Did I lose weight?” Zhang Siyi tightened his belt and found the usual hole is used to buckle wasn’t tight enough.

“Hmm….” Gu Yu knew best whether or not Zhang Siyi was too thin. Every night, he has held all of Zhang Siyi’s parts closely.

As a natural thin person, Zhang Siyi grew up not worrying about his weight: “It’s your fault!”

Yes, it’s all because of him!  Gu Yu was so desperate for him every night and during the day, Zhang Siyi was given so much work!

Cuddling Zhang Siyi, Gu Yu put his chin on Zhang Siyi’s shoulder and wrapped his arms around him. Gu Yu smiled and said: “Blame me. That’s why we haven’t done it as much lately.”

Zhang Siyi: “…” Fuck! The frequency fell not because Gu Yu had found a conscience! Zhang Siyi was tired of doing it!

Even so, after losing excess weight, his muscles became more defined and as a whole, his slender physique looked quite good. He was wearing a pair of grey pants with a dark grey knit sweater and white sneakers. His light-colored jacket topped off his refined, yet casual look.

Looking rather handsome, Zhang Siyi checked himself in the mirror one last time before leaving. Gu Yu caught him, and planted a deep kiss on his lips. Zhang Siyi felt a little reluctant to leave….

His group of friends agreed to meet at a distinctive British restaurant to have afternoon tea and dinner.

When Zhang Siyi arrived, Jiang Hai and his girlfriend, Tian Yujing, were already there. They could hardly recognize him.

Compared with the youth from a year ago, with calm and tidy gestures, Zhang Siyi had a mature appearance. Perhaps, it was due to his experience at work.

Tian Yujing opened her eyes in surprise and exclaimed: “Wow, you have changed a lot!”

“What? Where have I changed?” Now that he is in a relationship with a man, Zhang Siyi is always a little nervous about exposing his gay temperament.

Tian Yujing smiled and said: “You have become so handsome!”

Feeling elated, these are the words Zhang Siyi loves to hear.

He smiled and told Tian Yujing she was being silly.

When Zhang Siyi laughed, he exuded an inviting warmth and his even temperament was revealed. It was like an old piece of fine jade that has been polished; beautiful and charming.

Normally, one doesn’t associate a fine piece of polished jade for a man, but there is no sense of violation. Zhang Siyi clearly isn’t feminine, but he looks a little sweet.

Zhang Siyi asked: “Has Su Yuan and Ren Mengyu arrived yet?”

Jiang Hai: “Follow me. “

Su Yuan was talking to the waiter at their table. Looking at her, Zhang Siyi noticed she was still wearing the same clothing as last year. There was a time when the clothing looked dazzling on her, but now they looked drab. Su Yuan’s light makeup couldn’t hide her haggard face and the dark circles under her eyes.

“Hey, I worked overtime until 10 o’clock last night. I am at my limit in this industry…” Sure enough, as they sat down, Su Yuan was full of negativity and began to complain about her work from trivial matters, to more broader complaints.

Jiang Hai and Zhang Siyi still remembered the bright person she was from her college days. The transformation was a little surprising. Thinking that she was too hard on herself, Jiang Hai advised: “Don’t put so much pressure on yourself.”

Su Yuan brought the palm of her hand to her forehead. In clear distress, she said: “What pressure am I giving myself!? It is the reality of the industry that stresses me out. I don’t understand why I pursued this industry to begin with. Traveling to business meetings all over and working overtime every day; I work like a dog. I don’t have time to go out shopping or let alone date. I don’t even have time to sleep. Working overseas might sound thrilling, but the wages were actually lower than migrant workers. Since the market wasn’t good last year, we never received our year-end bonuses. Additionally, no one got a pay raise. The situation this year is even more severe because five of the original eight members of my team left. All the work has fallen into my lap.”

Listening attentively to Su Yuan’s story, Zhang Siyi felt that things weren’t quite right. He calmly asked: “Su Yuan, what is your salary now?”

Su Yuan sighed then said: “Last year it was seven thousand, but this year it was only five thousand. The company told us the market was dry. Since the company hadn’t received any projects for three months, there was nothing to be done. What can you do without money? Everyone started panicking.”

Since the only work experience Zhang Siyi had was with Borderless, he had little contact with outside companies and their dealings with the industry. He couldn’t help but be shocked by Su Yuan’s story. Is the situation really that serious? So why was she working so endlessly?

In September of this year, Gu Yu gave him a salary raise from the original 8,000 to nine thousand. In addition, he earns a bonus from the large and small projects that he contributes towards when the company wins the contract. Zhang Siyi hasn’t had a problem saving money for a long time.

Su Yuan continued to elaborate: “Also, I have to rent an apartment myself. This year, my landlord has raised the rent. I heard that several mangers from the company stopped getting payed. At least they have had years of savings to fall back on. Unlike Ren Mengyu, I don’t have my family’s financial support. I’m just a newly graduated student! What am I supposed to do?”

The vicious economic cycle; Zhang Siyi understood it very well. Before he moved in with Gu Yu, he also felt the pressure from financial constraints.

The former Su Yuan from University was full of positive energy. When everyone else was struggling, she was there to motivate others to work hard and continue moving forward. In stark contrast, now fatigued, Su Yuan’s light was snuffed out by the harsh faces of reality.

Hey, it’s no wonder that her clothing and accessories have not changed. It seems like she has been forced into a desperate situation.

Jiang Hai asked her: “Can you leave the company and find another job?”

Su Yuan was annoyed: “If there are layoffs in the same industry, where will there be a place to jump to!”

Hearing Su Yuan, Zhang Siyi suddenly wanted to help her. He thought of Gu Yu and Borderless. Since Su Yuan’s grades were better than his, her ability couldn’t be any less then his own. Certainly, she would be qualified to work at Borderless.

As a matter of course, Jiang Hai stated: “Then quit and work in a different industry.”

Zhang Siyi was in shock. Quit? How could Jiang Hai audaciously suggest such a thing to Su Yuan. She was the one who vowed to become a female architect!

However, Su Yuan didn’t seem to have much of a reaction. There was a void of emotion in her voice. Calmly she admitted: “I’ve thought about it, but I am afraid to walk away because I might never come back to the construction industry. After studying for so many years, I have invested so much. I am really reluctant to leave.”

Jiang Hai sighed: “One has to eat.”

After hearing Su Yuan’s woes, Zhang Siyi felt uncomfortable. Although he wanted to help her, he had to talk to Gu Yu first. Because he didn’t want to give her false hope, he offered her some encouragement: ”Don’t give up so easily. My senior said that after the winter, the market will get better in the spring. I remember you said you wanted to go back and study for Part2… What will you do if you quit?”

Su Yuan smiled bitterly: “I’ve already abandoned that idea six months ago. This road is too long and I can’t afford it.”

Zhang Siyi opened his mouth as if to say something encouraging, but silence followed. Even though he wanted to convince her that her efforts weren’t in vain, he didn’t know what to say to help her. As he was about to continue, Ren Mengyu and her boyfriend walked in.

Su Yuan immediately replaced her bleak expression with a smile for the newly arrived couple. Unlike his friend, Zhang Siyi wasn’t able to set aside his emotions so quickly. He felt that Su Yuan smile was somewhat far-fetched.

“Hey! The person with a big game to play has finally arrived!” Su Yuan joked.

Zhang Siyi turned his head to look at the topic of conversation of their group chat these past few days. He was dressed in a black overcoat and hanging around his neck was a grey Hermes scarf. The person in the flesh looked even more handsome than the photograph. His temperament seemed better too.

In a low melodic voice, like the distant melancholy of a cello, Zhang Siyi heard Bai Rui address everyone at the table: “Hello.”

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助理建筑师 羲和清零 174

Assistant Architect by Xi He Qing Ling

Chapter 174: Classmates

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Gu Yu’s enthusiasm lasted for another two months. During this time, they tried all kinds of postures and positions. From his cautious beginning, to his favored habits, Zhang Siyi was happy. After a couple months, their frequency slowly declined to an acceptable rate for Zhang Siyi. In this life, Zhang Siyi knew he wouldn’t be able to lead a straight path again.

At the end of October, Gu Yu asked Zhang Siyi to take over a new project which was a newly development apartment area in Haicheng’s New District. Coincidentally, the project’s Party A company turned out to be the unit where Jiang Hai worked.

Zhang Siyi immediately got in touch with Jiang Hai and asked him if he knew about the project. Jiang Hai replied: “God, I haven’t spoken to you for such a long time that I almost forgot where you worked!”

Zhang Siyi: “Now that you have a girlfriend, you forgot your old classmates! In a few years, will you forget my name as well?!”

“No Way!” Jiang Hai begged for mercy. Joking aside, he stated: “We haven’t met up in a long time. Let’s call everyone and invite them out for dinner.”

Since Zhang Siyi was at the beginning phase of his new project, he knew he could make time to meet with friends. It was especially so, since Party A was Jiang Hai’s company. He readily agreed: “Sounds good!”

Since Jiang Hai had moved out to be with his girlfriend and Fu Xinhui went abroad, the time Zhang Siyi spent chatting with his classmates was less and less.

Jiang Hai shouted out in the chat group that he used with his classmates. Since it had been such a long time, everyone immediately responded. The quiet chat group irrupted and became lively once again.

Su Yuan said: “Little Yi, have you been hiding recently? You stopped posting to your home page so we don’t know how you are doing!”

Even though they all live within an hour’s drive away from one another in Haicheng, they had to rely on social media to keep up to date with each other’s well-being. Since Zhang Siyi had been M.I.A. for the past six months, his friends were rather upset at him.

Jiang Hai: “Yeah, he just approached me about a project that his company will be working on. At first, I didn’t realize why Zhang Siyi was calling me until I remembered the company he worked for.”

Zhang Siyi: “You really forgot!”

Jiang Hai: “Hey, we have to get together. At this rate, if we continue like this, we really will forget all of the memories we have of each other!”

Ren Mengyu: “Sounds great! How about this weekend?”

Jiang Hai: “First, let me say…. Just so you know, I’ll be bringing my girlfriend.”

Ren Mengyu: “Oh? Can I bring my boyfriend? [Smirk]”

Zhang Siyi: “Ren Mengyu has a boyfriend? I didn’t even know!”

Su Yuan: “Just how out of it are you!? Every day, she shows affection in our group chat!  I want to strangle her!”

Ren Mengyu: “Don’t say that!” [Cry]

Su Yuan: [Eye Rolls]

Jiang Hai: “Yep. I saw it too. Screenshots everyday……”

Zhang Siyi hurriedly flipped through his circle of friends. The most recent one was a photo of Ren Mengyu and her boyfriend eating a French style meal. Her boyfriend was quite handsome and was dressed very fashionably. He looked mature and a bit older in the picture.

Continuing to scroll through his social media page, he saw more photos posted by Ren Mengyu. There were pictures of them shopping together, watching movies together, and even wearing clothes lying on the bed… Viewers could only envy the intimacy that the couple portrayed.

However, now that Zhang Siyi was with Gu Yu, his physical and emotional needs were greatly satisfied. As a result, the photos had little effect on him.

Zhang Siyi returned to the group and asked: ” I just saw your posts.  Your boyfriend is very handsome! How long have you been together?”

Ren Mengyu: “It’s just a month, heh.”

Zhang Siyi: “Ah, the hot love period…..” No wonder, if he followed suit with Gu Yu as a normal couple, he thought he wouldn’t be able to resist posting every moment as everyday had the power of happiness.

Ren Mengyu: “He can treat us to dinner when he comes. [Thumbs Up]”

Jiang Hai: “Really? All right!”

Su Yuan: “Where is your integrity!!!”

Ren Mengyu: “I think of you all as my family. I want you to help me evaluate how reliable he is.”

Jiang Hai: “It’s only been one month and you already want us to see if he is marriageable material?”

Zhang Siyi: “Yes, I remember that time, she prided herself on being a love expert.”

Su Yuan: “Well, when a woman was involved, it is easy to see. But when it’s time to evaluate a handsome man, her IQ turns to zero!”

Zhang Siyi: “Ha-ha-ha!”

Jiang Hai: “Hasn’t she asked for your opinion before? Being a continued counselor, you deserve a paycheck!”

Ren Mengyu: “Su Yuan and I see things with a woman’s perspective. I believe men understand men better!”

Jiang Hai: “Ok then, give us some information first so we have an idea in mind.”

Su Yuan: “His name is Bai Rui, 31 years old, 182cm tall and his family is very wealthy. He graduated from the British Department of Fine Arts and is currently opening a fine arts company as the director and curator.”

Zhang Siyi: “Wow! Not only is he rich, but handsome too!”

Su Yuan: “Yeah. With his style and education, she says he is like a dream. Oh, also, he drives a Porsche 911….”

Zhang Siyi: “Impressive!”

Jiang Hai: “How do you know so much?”

Unscrupulously, Su Yuan spit in the group: “She has reported every single detail to me every day. She even showed me her chat records with him. How can I not know?”

Ren Mengyu: “[Blush]”

Jiang Hai: “Ren Mengyu status isn’t bad. What exactly is the problem with dating a high-fashioned handsome rich man?”

Su Yuan: “Oh, because the man’s resume is too good. The girl feels like it is unreal.”

Ren Mengyu: “He really is super perfect! Sometimes, I don’t understand why he likes me.”

Zhang Siyi has experienced the same feeling. His relationship with Gu Yu felt too perfect and unreal in the beginning. Now that they have been together for more then half a year, Zhang Siyi felt like some of Gu Yu’s gold luster had chipped off.

Gossiping about the new rich guy, the group’s appetite was whet. Now, they all have something to look forward to during the weekend.

And what about Zhang Siyi? Does he have a girlfriend? Although Zhang Siyi told Fu Xinhui about having a relationship with Gu Yu, he didn’t want to have to explain it to the chat group so he lied and said he was single.

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助理建筑师 羲和清零 173

Assistant Architect by Xi He Qing Ling

Chapter 173: Fart

Today was supposed to be another ordinary work day, however Zhang Siyi and Gu Yu quarreled at the office.

Now that the hotel project had reached its final phase, execution of the design was transferred to the construction company. While Zhang Siyi was working on various small projects, he was required to provide a series of data statistics for the construction company. Unknown to him, Zhang Siyi had made a careless calculation and sent the wrong figures.

With the completion of the tourist hotel project, Gu Yu was hoping to deepen Zhang Siyi knowledge by letting him begin a larger independent project. Today, the construction contract was handed to Gu Yu and Zhang Siyi’s mistake was discovered for the first time. He was immediately called into Gu Yu’s office.

Gu Yu forcibly slammed the documents on his desk with a loud bang and loudly snapped: “How is your area calculated? How did you not notice this beforehand? The total area of the villa construction is over thirty thousand square meters. You have been working here for over a year and yet you have so little a common sense? The plans are signed and stamped. Do you understand the amount of losses the company will incur now?”

Standing in his office, Zhang Siyi was silent. Out of shock of being yelled at, he didn’t know what to say. Since the start of his employment, Gu Yu has never criticized him so harshly. Since he hasn’t experienced Gu Yu’s disapproval in such a long time, it was psychologically hard to accept.

The series of expressions that flashed across Zhang Siyi face conveyed a variety of emotions from surprise and shock to anger and resentment. Zhang Siyi was lost in thought:

……. Isn’t it a common mistake for the area to be miscalculated? Isn’t it normally checked by multiple people? What about the people from the construction company? There are many people involved so it isn’t just my fault. Employees have made mistakes before, but why am I singled out and being judged so severely?”

Not knowing where he went wrong, Zhang Siyi’s confused silence and disapproving expression at feeling unfairly treated provoked Gu Yu to explain: “If you can’t manage this little thing, how am I supposed to safely hand over a bigger project?”

Forgetting that they were in the office, out of habit, Zhang Siyi addressed Gu Yu casually. In return, he snapped at Gu Yu angrily: “Since you don’t trust me, then don’t give it to me!”

Slightly scowling, Gu Yu clenched his jaw in anger which made the muscles taut and the veins bulge in his neck.

Full of grievances, Zhang Siyi glared at him. Both stubborn, they were in a stalemate.

Fortunately, the deadlock was broken as Tao Fei entered the office. Breaking the silence, he brazenly spoke up. “Yo, what’s going on? You guys are arguing so loudly that everyone outside can hear you.”

Gu Yu coldly said: “We weren’t fighting.”

Zhang Siyi turned his head and stared at Tao Fei.  –Yes! We weren’t fighting because Gu Yu unilaterally blamed him!

When they made eye contact, Tao Fei winked at Zhang Siyi and let him leave the office first. Now that Tao Fei has been with Borderless for a few months, his temper had leveled off. To the surprise of others, the current office disturbance wasn’t caused by Tao Fei.

With lingering negative feelings, Zhang Siyi felt like he was ready to blow his top. Eager to calm down, he poured himself a cup of coffee then walked to the dining area and sat down at the edge of the room. Alone, he was lost in thought.

Not long after, Tao Fei came over gleefully. He took delight in witnessing the ability to provoke Gu Yu to such an extent. Knowing Gu Yu and Zhang Siyi faught, he felt fulfilled and asked: “What are you doing? You can’t possibly be angry with Gu Yu?”

Without expression, Zhang Siyi glanced at him and explained: “I made a statistical error with the hotel area.”

Incredulous, Tao Fei asked: “Really!? He blew up over a mathematical calculation?”

Zhang Siyi bowed his head: “It seems to be the case.”

Even Tao Fei felt that it was a minor issue and didn’t understand why Gu Yu treated Zhang Siyi so harshly.

The fact that the area was wrong was indeed Zhang Siyi’s carelessness, but wasn’t it because Gu Yu made excessive demands at night and assigned him multiple tasks all at once? He was very tired and as a result, he had made an error.

Feeling a little dazed, Zhang Siyi held his hand over his face and sighed deeply.

Tao Fei glanced at him and asked: ” How Are you doing?”

Zhang Siyi looked up: “What?”

Tao Fei: “Your feelings.”

Zhang Siyi thought of his nightly activities with Gu Yu and felt a little flush. It was difficult to say: “Hmm.…”

Tao Fei: “Since returning from Japan, it doesn’t feel like your relationship is good.”

Zhang Siyi: “…” That was the façade that Gu Yu wanted people to see. Zhang Siyi didn’t clarify Tao Fei’s wrong assumption.

Even though Tao Fei didn’t know the situation, he offered he emotional analysis. Holding his chin in thought, Tao Fei said: “Has the period of love ended? Now, has all of his previously invisible shortcomings been exposed?”

Startled, Zhang Siyi was a little surprised at Tao Fei’s analysis. It carried a bit of truth. He really didn’t see any of Gu Yu’s shortcomings, but now that they have been together for several months, some of them were exposed like his bad performance playing Era of Music, and his inability to sing.

The most serious was Gu Yu’s insatiable desire. To be honest, if Zhang Siyi knew it ahead of time, he might have really backed off. Compared with Gu Yu, Zhang Siyi was very conservative and more simple-minded and ‘pure’ with his thoughts about relationships. If he had acted with his ex-girlfriend like Gu Yu had with him, Zhang Siyi would have already had years of intimate experience.

It was also strange that Gu Yu’s true nature was hidden so deeply. Step-by-step, he skillfully laid out a plan and set a trap for Zhang Siyi. Unbeknown to Zhang Siyi, he foolishly and happily followed Gu Yu all the way into a cage. Now, it was impossible to escape.

Aside from these points, in every aspect, Zhang Siyi thought Gu Yu was exactly like the man he appeared to be. A mature, calm man that was strict and kept his private and public life separated.

Zhang Siyi finally shook his head and said to Tao Fei: “Today was my fault.”

Gu Yu is his boss. If not for being his boyfriend, Zhang Siyi would never have talked back. It proves how close a relationship they truly have.

After calming down, Zhang Siyi thought about what Gu Yu had told him previously; the high hopes that Gu Yu had placed on him and how much he wanted Zhang Siyi to catch-up as quickly as possible. For this reason, putting his faith in Zhang Siyi, Gu Yu assigned him jobs in order to help train him and let him grow as an architect. Zhang Siyi was well aware that the things Gu Yu did, he did it for him. He has long been grateful for his guidance, but instead of recognizing this fact, he told Gu Yu that ‘I don’t need your concern’. Gu Yu’s anger wasn’t surprising.

It’s just that people are emotional animals and in the face of a hard truth, their reactions will surface suddenly without control. In this way, today’s events, rather than addressing things calmly, it proves how immature, childish, and petty Zhang Siyi really is!

Zhang Siyi sighed. He wanted to understand. Now resolute, he went back to his desk to fix his error and recalculated the area.  Upon his completion, he took the initiative to send his results to Gu Yu. Gu Yu promptly sent a letter back to Zhang Siyi asking him to relay the new information and apologize to construction company.

Finally, by the end of the day, the mishap was successfully resolved without further problems and both Gu Yu and Zhang Siyi were able to leave the office on time. Traveling by subway, they quietly went home together to eat dinner.

However, that night, putting Zhang Siyi on the bed, Gu Yu began to settle the matter…….

“Oh, how bold! How dare you talk back to me at work. Are you the boss, or am I?”

“Who gave you permission? Hmm…..” Gu Yu gave Zhang Siyi a meaningful look. “I’ve told you before how much I want you to catch-up to me. But then, you say not to bother. Is your heart wavering? Should I not be worried and angry?”

“Ah! I was wrong…… I won’t…………”

“Little fool.……”

Gu Yu bullied him three times in anger before saying: “Your performance at work has been a lot more mature than before and that is very commendable. As a reward, I’ll let you go.”

Despite feeling like he was abused to death, Zhang Siyi couldn’t say a word.

Early the next morning limping to work, Zhang Siyi clutched his waist. Even though Gu Yu’s noble and glamorous appearance was restored, he continued to abuse him at night. One word could be used to describe the situation: Unforgiving! (=_=)

The little energy that Zhang Siyi had left by the end of the work day was completely drained by Gu Yu at night.

Unlike their ‘love-period’ in the beginning, lately, the two were often seen arguing and bickering over something. Even though there was constant friction between them, their relationship wasn’t distant at all. In fact, with their nightly ‘deep body connection’ and constant ‘grinding together’, their relationship was becoming more intimate than ever before.

One evening for dinner, in a large pot, Gu Yu stewed ribs and radish and made a soup. Having cooked the radish until it became crystal clear, the sweetness of the root vegetable was infused with the meat. Zhang Siyi couldn’t wait to dig in. He wolfed down three bowls in one breath.

Later that night when he was in bed with Gu Yu, his stomach started gurgling. As the noises became louder and louder, Gu Yu stopped and asked: “Are you alright? Do you have to fart?”

Zhang Siyi groaned and said: “Don’t provoke me, otherwise I’ll fart on you!”

Gu Yu grinned and said: “Reassured, I am blocking you so you can’t release anything.”

Zhang Siyi: “Damn, you bastard……”

Afterwards, Gu Yu was afraid that Zhang Siyi would ‘leak’ so he leaned down to his ear and jokingly asked: “Do you want me to hold you and take you to the bathroom?”

Red faced Zhang Siyi exclaimed: “What?! No! Gu Yao is next door!”

Gu Yu: “I can send her a WeChat message telling her to stay in her room for the next ten minutes.”

Zhang Siyi: “…… ” Shit! That isn’t the issue! The point is, does he need Gu Yu’s help? Can’t he just hold it?

Since he was already on his hands and knees, Zhang Siyi twisted and tried to crawl away: “Go away!”

Preventing him from moving, Gu Yu wrapped his arms around Zhang Siyi and held him close: “No. I’m afraid you won’t be able to hold it in.”

Zhang Siyi: “……”

Trapped by Gu Yu, Zhang Siyi was starting to feel angry. Suddenly, he belched loudly.

Gu Yu: “…”

Zhang Siyi: “…” Fuck! Is he only able to expel the gas from the top?  Σ( ° △°|||)_

The room fell into a strange silence and a second later, unexpectedly, Gu Yu burst out laughing!

Feeling ashamed, Zhang Siyi tried to get away by taking advantage of the situation. As a result of the movement from Gu Yu shaking in laughter and Zhang Siyi desire to break free, a string of sounds emanated from Zhang Siyi behind.

Watching Zhang Siyi, Gu Yu laughed even more loudly. Twitching, he collapsed on the bed laughing uncontrollably.

Zhang Siyi never saw Gu Yu laugh so hard that it was entirely unlike his outward image. Immediately, Zhang Siyi felt angry out of embarrassment and couldn’t bear it any longer.

“Fuck! Gu Yu unexpectedly shouted. Clutching his nose, he rolled over off the bed to go open the window.

Zhang Siyi got his way, and laughed without restraint…

Gu Yu gritted his teeth and said: “Don’t look at me. I won’t pick you up!”

Since belching, Zhang Siyi has lost his composure. Turning to look at Gu Yu he quipped: “Who is afraid of who?!”

Of course, inevitably Gu Yu would have to ‘punish’ Zhang Siyi again. Despite Zhang Siyi’s anger, Gu Yu always had a way to appease him and together, they would always fall asleep peacefully…….

Being able to act so brazenly in front of one another just shows how close and in love with one another they really are.

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助理建筑师 羲和清零 172

Assistant Architect by Xi He Qing Ling

Chapter 172: Moderation

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After several month of contact with Gu Yu, Zhang Siyi realized just how large a gap there was between them. Not only was Gu Yu’s endurance greater than Zhang Siyi’s, in the short amount of time that they were together, his kissing skills rapidly progressed.  In addition, Gu Yu was well versed with Zhang Siyi’s sensitive areas and phycological boundaries. He knew just what to do to tease and tantalize Zhang Siyi. Gu Yu’s methods made it seem like he was an experienced driver for many years.

If Zhang Siyi wasn’t seriously thinking about it, he might have forgotten the fact that Gu Yu was a virgin without any practical experience. Will he ever get the chance to tease Gu Yu about something other than singing and playing Era of Music?  (=_=)

Gu Yu’s preparations were quite comprehensive and their purposes were obviously understood. However, there was one thing Zhang Siyi didn’t quite understand. Isn’t that the gourd he bought for Gu Yu? Watching Gu Yu put a condom on the gourd then squirt a dab of lubricating gel on it, Zhang Siyi heart started to race in panic. He had a bad feeling…..

Sure enough, Gu Yu patted the pillow and said: “Come here, lie down and lift your legs. I’m going to use the gourd.”

“Wait, what!?” Oh my god! Why doesn’t he use his finger? Does Gu Yu like sex toys? But it’s a gourd!

Gu Yu: “You are too tight. If I penetrate you now, you will get hurt.”

“But…” Zhang Siyi was a little resistant.

Gu Yu kissed him and said in a soft reassuring voice: “Don’t be afraid. It is to make sure you are comfortable.”

In a bit of shock, Zhang Siyi brain was fuzzy and he felt like he was being hypnotized. Out of trust for his lover, he submitted. Zhang Siyi understood just how gentle and considerate Gu Yu was of his feelings. If Gu Yu said it was for his benefit, then it would certainly be good, right?

Due to Gu Yu’s careful treatment in Zhang Siyi’s delicate rear, his back hole was no longer taut and closed. Even so, Gu Yu used a lot of lubricating gel and made his entire buttocks slippery. When Gu Yu spread the gel around his opening, Zhang Siyi unconsciously moaned.

Blushing, Zhang Siyi felt ashamed, but what made him even more ashamed was Gu Yu’s next move.

At first, Zhang Siyi felt the pressure of the gourd covered with a condom against his opening. Then, with a gentle push, it slowly slid inside.

“Relax, imagine the feeling of defecation, a little harder…”

“……”

Taking advantage of Zhang Siyi’s enlarged sphincter, Gu Yu pushed the gourd smoothly into Zhang Siyi bottom until it was half way inside.

A burning sensation could be felt in the moment of penetration and Zhang Siyi cried out: “Ah!” Instinctively, he clenched his ass and as a result, the gourd was stuck half way. For the moment, it didn’t feel painful since the gourd wasn’t as wide at his rear entrance as compared to the portion inside of him.

Even so, the sensation of the gourd inside wasn’t like a finger. It was very uncomfortable and he wanted it out. Zhang Siyi lifted his head to peer down. Like an animal laying an egg, Zhang Siyi saw only half the gourd sticking out of his body. It was both erotic and funny.

Gu Yu also found it funny. Wet squelching noises could be heard as he used his fingers to wiggle the gourd.

Zhang Siyi: “…” (o/////o)

Blushing, Zhang Siyi used his foot to push Gu Yu: “Go away!” Zhang Siyi tried to escape.

Gu Yu firmly grabbed his ankle with one hand and pulled him back and with the other hand, he reached for the gourd and turned it. The gourd smoothly rotated and applied pressure to the interior tissues. Involuntarily, Zhang Siyi moaned erotically.

“What do you feel?” Gu Yu asked with a mischievous grin.

Without expression, Zhang Siyi flatly replied: “It’s uncomfortable. Take it out.” Zhang Siyi felt like he had been thoroughly toyed with…… with a gourd no less!

Having heard Zhang Siyi elicit a moan of pleasure, Gu Yu continued to tease him. Grasping the gourd, he quickly turned it right and left.

Even though there was some pain at the mouth of his hole, the gourd continued to rub against his prostate. Collapsing on the soft bed, Zhang Siyi let out a series of erotic moans: “Aah, aah, aah…”

“Tell me the truth.” Gu Yu grinned.

Turning bright red, Zhang Siyi surrendered: “It…. feels… good. Aah, aah, aah……..”

For Twenty minutes, Zhang Siyi enjoyed the sensations from Gu Yu’s loving touch and his passionate kisses. All the while, Gu Yu continued to tantalize him through his bottom with the gourd.

When Zhang Siyi’s moaning became louder and more frequent, reading Zhang Siyi reactions like a book, Gu Yu pulled out the gourd. Zhang Siyi’s climax was near.

When the gourd was removed, Zhang Siyi let out a loud, heavy moaning cry. This time, it was not because of pain, but because of disappointment.

Now empty, the pleasure accumulated there by the stimulation of the gourd was halted. Zhang Siyi was desperate to fill that area again.

Gu Yu let Zhang Siyi turn over onto his knees. Pressing his shoulders down and raising his hips, Gu Yu reached for his ass and pulled him close. Everything was ready.

Zhang Siyi thought the posture was very shameful. Especially after Gu Yu pushed his shoulders down and lifted his hips. It made him feel like a female beast in heat. However, men are animals that constantly think about their lower body. Indulging in lust, Zhang Siyi long abandoned his integrity. Instead, he was very excited for Gu Yu to fill him up. -Surely, Gu Yu would feel better then fingers and gourds, right?

In order to prepare Zhang Siyi psychologically, Gu Yu took a moment to rub his hard rod between Zhang Siyi’s butt cheeks. He didn’t expect the urgency and seduction with which Zhang Siyi demonstrated by twerking. Muffling a chuckle, Gu Yu smiled and held Zhang Siyi’s hips steady. Gu Yu began to penetrate him slowly.

As Zhang Siyi was deeply filled, he sighed in gratification. In comparison to Gu Yu’s finger and the gourd, it was a different feeling. Pulsating with heat, Gu Yu was thicker, longer, and deeper. Although penetration was a little painful, Zhang Siyi experienced an unprecedented sense of satisfaction.

Clearly feeling the warmth and contours of each other’s body parts, they were connected, not only physically, but by their souls.

Gu Yu also felt that way. When Zhang Siyi’s hot inner walls enveloped his hard shaft, he forgot to breath. An unmatched sense of warmth welled up inside of him full of love for Zhang Siyi.

After thoroughly entering, the two men sighed in relief at the same time. Pinned by Gu Yu’s hot organ, Zhang Siyi dare mot move. In order to make sure Zhang Siyi wasn’t in any pain, Gu Yu remained motionless. In a soft voice, he asked Zhang Siyi if there was any discomfort.

Zhang Siyi was more impatient than he was worried: “It’s not hurting. It feels good.”

Gu Yu smiled and said: “Then I’m starting.” Finally, he no longer had to endure and slowly moved his hips rhythmically.

Feeling as though the disruption in his climax was long enough, Zhang Siyi couldn’t wait anymore.  He twisted around and demanded: “If you are a man, then fuck me. I’ll give you a friendly tip, hurry it up!”

“Aah… aah…. haa… haa…ah, ah, Ah, AH!” After the first few thrusts, Gu Yu suddenly increased the speed.

Zhang Siyi was hit by a wave of intense pleasure. Although exciting, he felt overwhelmed: “Ah, ah… too deep… ah, ah…. slow… go slow…”

“Fast or slow, what do you want?” Gu Yu narrowed his eyes and chuckled. As he continued thrusting hard into Zhang Siyi, he made slapping sounds against Zhang Siyi ass. Each time, Gu Yu slammed into Zhang Siyi sensitive point inside, he elicited erotic grunts. Lost in lust, pure instinct took over. No longer paying attention to Zhang Siyi wishes, Gu Yu thrusted harder and faster.

“Ah… No, I can’t… Ah! Stop… Ah!” Zhang Siyi couldn’t stand it and tried to move forwards a little bit, but Gu Yu grabbed his waist immediately, preventing his escape. As he pulled Zhang Siyi backwards, he thrusted forwards, penetrating him even deeper!

Caught between pleasure and pain, Zhang Siyi’s sensitive point was forcibly rammed. Completely exhausted, his erotic grunts turned into cries.

Zhang Siyi wondered why Gu Yu suddenly changed. Clearly, a few minutes ago, his gentle rhythm was frustratingly slow, but now, although the pleasure building from his prostate being prodded was good…..

“Uh…  ah, ah, mn…..” Fuck! Is Gu Yu’s waist equipped with a motor? With such rapid thrusting, Gu Yu quickly reached his climax.

Gu Yu pulled out of Zhang Siyi’s body and gently turned him over. Just when Zhang Siyi thought he could slow down and find his release, he saw Gu Yu’s erection. Not giving Zhang Siyi a moments rest, while watching Zhang Siyi’s face, Gu Yu raised Zhang Siyi’s leg and entered him again.

Exhausted, Zhang Siyi issued a long moan. His thought processes couldn’t keep up with current events. Wait… What? How? Shouldn’t there be a break? With eyes full of desire, Gu Yu stared at him fervidly and began a new round of thrusting.

“Aah… um… aah, aah!” Animal! I’m not a thing! Can’t you be fucking gentle! (╯t皿t)╯︵┻━┻

Zhang Siyi eyes were red and his sensitive hole had become numb and sore. On his abdominals, some transparent mucus had flowed out of his hard organ. His need has become unbearable, but Gu Yu only cared about himself and didn’t touch Zhang Siyi.

Even with prolonged stimulation from behind, Zhang Siyi wasn’t able to reach his climax. As a man, he also wants attention on his hot, throbbing piece.

Feeling both plaintive and resentful, Zhang Siyi felt like he was left hung out to dry. Involuntarily, trying to finish through self-sufficiency, he lifted his hand in desperation. However, watching Zhang Siyi’s movements, Gu Yu easily slapped his hand away.

“No… let… me…. touch….” Incoherent, with unspoken calls for help, Zhang Siyi also thrusted his hips.

Continuing his ramming, Gu Yu commanded in a low sensuous voice: “Call me Gege.”

With nothing but the need to climax filling his mind, Zhang Siyi was without reason. He eagerly shouted: “Gege…. Gege!”

Without stopping his own vigorous hip movements, Gu Yu reached out to help Zhang Siyi. He has been on the verge of an orgasm for some time. It only took the briefest of Gu Yu’s caresses before Zhang Siyi felt the wave of euphoric pleasure overtake his senses. As he finally found his release, his whole body trembled.

Zhang Siyi’s strong spasm gave Gu Yu the ultimate feeling of pleasure as he also followed suit with an orgasm.

Once again, tears of passion flowed freely from Zhang Siyi swollen eyes. Although he was upset at being bullied, when he turned to look at Gu Yu, his happy and satisfied expression made Zhang Siyi feel accomplished.

Panting, Gu Yu remained inside Zhang Siyi. He leaned down and embraced Zhang Siyi’s still trembling body closely.

“Are you okay?” Gu Yu whispered.

“I’m good….” Zhang Siyi responded in a hoarse voice.

Gu Yu smiled and thought to himself, heh, this so-called straight man, born to be mine only.

Playing with his soft and sagging body part, Gu Yu said: “You’re still too fast, you cum as soon as it’s rubbed. You have no self-control. It looks like for the next time; I’ll have to make you endure it longer.”

“…..Bastard!!!” Blushing, Zhang Siyi scolded him.

Gu Yu raised his eyebrows and pushed into Zhang Siyi’s body, causing Zhang Siyi to grunt.

Zhang Siyi regained his rationality and recalled his enthusiastic moans and cries. He was so embarrassed, he felt like dying. Trying to separate from Gu Yu, he wriggled his body and said: “Hey, get out…”

Enveloped by Zhang Siyi warmth, when he tried to shimmy away, Gu Yu’s body naturally responded. Becoming hard once again, he said: “Don’t move around. Move again, and we will go for round three.” Gu Yu thrusted and pinched his waist threateningly to make his point clear.

Alarmed, Zhang Siyi turned pale. There was no way he could handle another round as he was now swollen and sore. He dares not move again. Before retreating, they lay together for some time. Gu Yu leaned over and kissed him tenderly  

Together they washed in the shower. In order to help clean Zhang Siyi thoroughly, Gu Yu inserted a finger: “It’s much softer now. My finger easily slid all the way in.”

Zhang Siyi was so angry, he snapped: “Your big dick was inside for so long, of course it is soft!! Really!? Is that all you think about? My ass is still hurting!”

Gu Yu: “……….” This little demon. Does he not know how provocative his words are?

Trying to be gentle, Gu Yu moved his finger around to help make sure the inside was clean. Unconsciously, while trembling in Gu Yu’s arms, Zhang Siyi voiced a few erotic sounds.

Utterly enticed, Gu Yu couldn’t help it. He picked up Zhang Siyi, pressed him against the bathroom wall, and inserted his now throbbing manhood.

Incredulous, Zhang Siyi gasped. “You…!!” Wide-eyed, he stared at Gu Yu.

“Sorry, you are so seductive, I can’t help it.” Standing up, Gu Yu held Zhang Siyi’s ass and enthusiastically rammed him. Soon, only vague gasps and erotic cries emanated from the bathroom.

That night, Zhang Siyi practically fainted. He went to sleep feeling exhausted. The next morning, groggy from waking up, he was confused momentarily. Even though his legs were apart, he could feel something between them… yes, he was woken up.

He’s crazy. Is Gu Yu possessed by a demon? From last night until now, it was the fourth time and his ass was dying as a result. Doesn’t Gu Yu’s dick hurt? Gu Yu used to abstain and be so considerate. What happened!?

Perhaps it was precisely because of the multiple times yesterday, this morning Gu Yu was exceptionally slow and patiently slid himself in and out of Zhang Siyi’s body and thus, Zhang Siyi was slowly tormented.

Whenever Zhang Siyi wanted to resist, Gu Yu kissed him gently and continued to coax him until he submitted. This time, he really will be traumatized! Zhang Siyi decided he was better off sleeping in his own room for at least a month! However, on the day he decided, Gu Yao came.

Recently graduated, Gu Yao found an internship with a company nearby in Haicheng. In order to save money, she consulted with her brother about living at his apartment for an extended period of time.

Zhang Siyi vaguely remembered during a busy time after returning from Japan, Gu Yu mentioning his sister potentially living with them during dinner. Since his sister knew the true nature of their relationship, despite their nightly activities, he didn’t think much about it and left the issue up for Gu Yu to decide.

Coincidentally, she arrived at a time when Zhang Siyi wanted to hide! Fearing every night, he reluctantly moved into Gu Yu’s room.

It is not that Zhang Siyi disliked the intimacy, in fact he desired it. However, the change in Gu Yu was too quick and thus, Zhang Siyi was caught off guard. He didn’t know how to adapt.

Since that night, Gu Yu tasted Zhang Siyi every night. As the saying goes, ‘too much of a good thing’…… Several times, he wanted to refuse, but Gu Yu always said something like, ‘just a kiss’, or ‘just a hug’ and trusting his lover, Zhang Siyi would easily heed Gu Yu’s request. At the beginning, Gu Yu would keep his promise, but now, Gu Yu was basically saying it to deceive him.

Feeling so loved by the man he desired, while Gu Yu focused his attention on him tenderly, it wasn’t like Zhang Siyi could do nothing. Inevitably, Zhang Siyi returned his feelings and once he initiated any of the slightest amount of interest, Zhang Siyi was pushed down onto the bed.

Night after night, even when his sister was next door, Gu Yu didn’t have any restraint. Ultimately, since Zhang Siyi didn’t dislike it, he willingly accepted Gu Yu’s advances. However, it was Zhang Siyi who had to endure and refrain from crying out. Does Gu Yu not know how hard it was for him to stay quiet?

Last night, Zhang Siyi was stimulated for so long that he couldn’t prevent himself from crying out. While there were some nights Gu Yu forced Zhang Siyi to cry out husband, there were other times when Zhang Siyi was forced to call him gege. Remembering the details of each night made Zhang Siyi feel so ashamed, he could die.

Unlike his previous energetic self, now Zhang Siyi has to take a nap during lunch time at work, otherwise he would faint from exhaustion in the afternoon. He even complained to Gu Yu about his back hurting, but Gu Yu didn’t take him seriously and sent him ‘pocket money’ instead.

The first time it happened, Zhang Siyi felt stupidly happy because he received a thousand dollars! Once he calmed down, Zhang Siyi wanted to smack himself – How could he left himself fall to this point!?

One day in August, while walking home together, Gu Yu and Zhang Siyi got a message from Gu Yao. She had called to tell her brother that she had overtime work and would be coming home late so they shouldn’t wait for her to eat dinner.

Haicheng’s summer was very hot and humid and today was an unusually hot day. Even though the day was spent in an airconditioned office, Zhang Siyi felt sweaty simply from the short walk from the subway station to his house. Since he couldn’t stand the uncomfortable sticky feeling from sweating all over, once Inside, he rushed upstairs to take a shower.

Because the weather was so hot, even Gu Yu was too lazy to cook. Instead, he decided to order cold noodles and had it delivered.  Since the AC was near the sofa, he brought the food to the coffee table and sat down comfortably in the living room.

By the time Zhang Siyi finished with his shower, he saw the food laid out on the coffee table. With wet hair and the pleasant scent of shower gel wafting from his skin, like a hungry locust ready to devour, Zhang Siyi walked quickly to the table solely thinking about filling his empty stomach.

Gu Yu was watching him intently. Before Zhang Siyi could reach his destination, Gu Yu grabbed his wrist, pulled him to the sofa, and pressed his hardness against him, indicating his need.

The speed with which Gu Yu made his advance astonished Zhang Siyi. One second, he was looking forward to eating, and in the next, he was trapped under Gu Yu. He was in a state of disarray. To top it off, Gu Yao had come back early!

As Gu Yao entered the door, she greeted the dog. Hearing strange sounds, she looked in the direction of the source – Zhang Siyi’s bare legs were wrapped around Gu Yu’s waist, and between them was a fully clothed Gu Yu, except for his pants slightly pulled down.……

 Both of them looked at Gu Yao with embarrassment and had no time to react.

Seeing the scene on the sofa, Gu Yao yelped. Instantly covering her face, she ran upstairs and said: “I’m sorry.”

    …………..

Afterwards, Zhang Siyi just wanted to bury himself in the ground. Mortified, he couldn’t face her and in WeChat, he told her: “I’m sorry.” That’s right, the person who should apologize was Zhang Siyi. He felt guilty letting a newly graduated sister see such an erotic scene……

Unexpectedly, Gu Yao replied: “It’s nothing, I’m used to it.” And followed up with: ”It was my fault since I didn’t call ahead of time. I am the one who had moved in and invaded your private space.”

Zhang Siyi wondered: “Wait, what do you mean by being used to it?”

Gu Yao: “Well, because you do it every night next door and I can hear you crying out……” (&_&)

Zhang Siyi: “…” Ah! (╯‵□’)╯(┻━┻

In the face of further embarrassment, Zhang Siyi made up his mind to formally protest to Gu Yu! The next night before going to bed, Zhang Siyi sat down with his legs crossed: “Yu, I want to talk to you about the way of adult men to adult men.”

Zhang Siyi seldom called him by his given name. He is used to calling him, Gu Yu or Boss, and sometimes Gu Yu has asked Zhang Siyi to call him gege. Since he felt too ashamed of the latter, he wasn’t willing so he had only said it a few times when Gu Yu forced him in bed.

Amused by his proper tone and hilarious phrasing, Gu Yu couldn’t help but sit next to him and kiss him: “What do you want to talk about?”

Putting his hands on Gu Yu’s chest, Zhang Siyi immediately pushed him away: “I’m serious. Let’s talk.”

Gu Yu smiled at him: “About…..?”

With a stern expression and exacting tone, Zhang Siyi said: “I don’t think we can go on like this anymore.”

Gu Yu expression finally changed. He frowned: “What is wrong with our relationship?”

Zhang Siyi: “Don’t you think you’ve done too much lately?”

Gu Yu was puzzled: “What have I done? What do you mean?”

Zhang Siyi’s face slowly reddened: “Don’t pretend to be stupid! I am talking about sex!”

Gu Yu visibly relaxed: “What’s the problem?”

Feeling irritated over Gu Yu laissez-faire attitude, he demanded: “I’m serious! I think we have to be a little more restrained!”

Gu Yu sighed: “Let me ask you….. Do you like or dislike doing it with me?”

Zhang Siyi: “……. Like.”

Laughing, Gu Yu reached out to rub Zhang Siyi’s head: “That’s not a problem. Fool, we are still young. What is wrong with wanting to do it?”

Zhang Siyi blushed: “But I think it’s too much. It is a little uncomfortable.”

Gu Yu: “I can’t tell when you are hurt. If you aren’t feeling well, you should have an uncomfortable performance, but you never really refused me.”

Zhang Siyi explained: “Because I like you, I can’t bear to refuse you…”

Pausing a moment, Gu Yu tilted his head: “You mean, you gave me the wrong idea and let me think that you wanted me?”

Listening to Gu Yu’s smooth voice, Zhang Siyi automatically nodded at him. Thinking about it, he quickly shook his head: “Oh, no, no. I just think we are doing it too much. It would be better if we did it less frequently.”

Raising his eyebrows in question, Gu Yu asked: “Six times a week is too much? I didn’t ask you to have sex three or four times a day to be considerate of you. I want do it more because I like you. Can’t you understand?”

Zhang Siyi was shocked. Three or four times a day! It turned out that Gu Yu hadn’t reached his peak!

He was so scared he stammered: “Y, you weren’t like this before.”

Gu Yu: “Why not? Before, I masturbated to you every day.”

Zhang Siyi felt dumb. He couldn’t comprehend what was being said. As he recalls, during the truth or dare game they played last year, Gu Yu said something different. He asked: “But when we first met, you were quite restrained.”

Gu Yu: “That is because I didn’t want you to dislike me. You used to only look at girls. Suddenly, you would have sex with men? If you had any aversion, it would be difficult to reverse your mentally. But I think you are adapting very well now. Every time, you quickly become passionate. Just the other day, you were so soft, I was able to directly in……”

Embarrassed, Zhang Siyi interrupted: “Shut up! Don’t say it!”

Gu Yu smiled and said: “What is there to be embarrassed about? Get used to it.”

Zhang Siyi: “……”

In the few months since the start of their relationship, Gu Yu wasn’t only just retraining himself. He was keenly observing Zhang Siyi in order to grasp Zhang Siyi’s personality. He wanted to understand what made him angry and what made him happy. Not only did Gu Yu want to understand Zhang Siyi’s mental condition, he wanted to discover all of Zhang Siyi’s sensitive parts on his body.

Calculating Zhang Siyi every reaction, Gu Yu pushed him incrementally, testing his bottom line. Therefore, Zhang Siyi’s protest has no chance of winning from the beginning. But he still didn’t give up and continued to protest: “I feel very tired in the afternoon at work. Sometimes, I have a backache.”

Gu Yu: “That’s your physical strength. You should exercise and strengthen your core. How can you be so tired when I am the one doing all the work? I’m not tired at all.”

Zhang Siyi: “…..”

“You used to toss and turn all night. Now, your quality of sleep is so much better.” Gu Yu pinched his smooth face: “Look at you, no more acne.”

Zhang Siyi: “…………”

Gu Yu gently patted his cheek and said: “Rest assured, you might think you can’t bear it, but I understand you perfectly and know your limits.”

Indignant, Zhang stared at him. – You know nothing!

After dismissing Zhang Siyi accusation, Gu Yu leaned forward to continue his ‘homework.’ Panicked, Zhang Siyi tried to push him: “You…. What are you doing? We are having a discussion in the ways of adult men.”

Laughing, Gu Yu smiled and overwhelmed him: “Let me tell you what adult men do.”

Zhang Siyi: “No, no. I’m protesting! ….resisting…. aah….  aah….”

The sweet night life kicked off and Zhang Siyi’s rebellion failed.

Even though Gu Yu is precisely the one who made sure Zhang Siyi couldn’t get his way, Zhang Siyi didn’t feel bothered by it. Not matter how much GU Yu bullied him, Zhang Siyi loved him. In fact, Zhang Siyi doesn’t honestly care because he gained pure happiness from Gu Yu’s attention.

Unlike their nightly escapades, during the day, their relationship took on the illusion of a 180-degree turn. Since their feelings and desires were fully vented at night, there relationship was very restrained during working hours and thus, they were able to maintain a proper distance.

Even at work, due to his deep responsibility of love, Gu Yu’s demands on Zhang Siyi were harsher than ever for two reasons. One, as explained to Zhang Siyi when they first started their relationship and two, the incident with Lu Qiao during their trip. It served as a warning and let Gu Yu realize he couldn’t act rashly.

Although Zhang Siyi knows the truth and can understand that his approach can protect him from criticism, for such a clear division of treatment from night to day, occasionally, Zhang Siyi really hated it.

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助理建筑师 羲和清零 171

Assistant Architect by Xi He Qing Ling

Chapter 171: Return

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With a ‘click,’ the door shut behind Gu Yu. Having to maintain a distance from Gu Yu for the past few days, was exhausting. Now that they were alone, Zhang Siyi could finally act on his repressed desire. He immediately reached out in desperation and wrapped his arms around Gu Yu’s neck and kissed him.

As Zhang Siyi had, Gu Yu too felt the emotional toll of the inability to express his love openly and quickly reached out for Zhang Siyi. Pressing his body against him, he kissed Zhang Siyi deeply.

After a few minutes, he reached down to the hem of Zhang Siyi T-shirt and slipped his hands underneath. As his kissing became more intense, he spread his fingers out and enthusiastically used his whole hand to caress Zhang Siyi’s back. Gu Yu slid his hands down Zhang Siyi’s lats and settled his hands onto his waist. Feeling the taut curvature of his muscles, the yearning he had for Zhang Siyi grew. Sure enough, he still liked the waist of this little guy.

The firm yet gentle caresses made Zhang Siyi sigh in delight. Suddenly, Zhang Siyi impulsively jumped up and wrapped his legs around Gu Yu. Like a koala bear, with both arms and legs, he clung onto Gu Yu’s body.

Gu Yu: “…”

Thanks to Gu Yu’s great strength, the sudden addition of more than 130 pounds of weight did little to phase him. Gu Yu remained standing steadily. Zhang Siyi’s bold move enticed Gu Yu. He raised an eyebrow: “Do you dare seduce me with this position for the first time?”

Zhang Siyi: “…” Noooo! It was a completely unintentional move. He couldn’t help himself!

Who asked Gu Yu to squeeze his waist? Firmly in his grasp, Zhang Siyi couldn’t hide. He tried to wriggle out of his grip, but it didn’t solve anything because the palms of Gu Yu’s hands continued to firmly hold his waist.  One by one, Gu Yu let go of his waist then placed his hands under Zhang Siyi’s ass.

Zhang Siyi: “…”

As Gu Yu started to move, he involuntarily let out a gasp and tightened his legs around Gu Yu. A few steps more, Gu Yu carried him to the bed. As Gu Yu put Zhang Siyi down onto the soft mattress, Gu Yu pressed himself against him. Parting his lips, touching tongues, Gu Yu kissed him deeply, without restraint.

Mmn…” Thoroughly intoxicated, Zhang Siyi body reacted enthusiastically to his uninhibited craving. The uncomfortable pressure in his underwear eagerly sought relief.

Lowering his hand, Gu Yu reached for the hardness in Zhang Siyi’s underwear. While kissing him deeply, he stroked Zhang Siyi’s firmness in synchronized rhythm. Not long after, Gu Yu slipped his hand under the waistband and pulled his clothing off his body, exposing Zhang Siyi’s desire.

Without thought, Zhang Siyi lifted his body to ease Gu Yu’s task. In the past, such actions made Zhang Siyi very shy, however at every encounter, Gu Yu gentleness and tender gaze let Zhang Siyi feel cherished and thus, he could forget about all of the anxious feelings he had.

With ever increasing gasps of pleasure, Zhang Siyi met Gu Yu lips with his own eagerly. The sense of urgency and frantic nature with which they held each other and kissed became obscene.

As Gu Yu transferred his lips from Zhang Siyi mouth to his jawline, towards his ear, and down his neck, Zhang Siyi comfortably raised his head and stretched his neck, making it easier for Gu Yu to suck and kiss all the way down. The pleasure with which he felt was heightened by Gu Yu’s action on his hard rod.  “Ah,… ah…” Erotic moans escaped Zhang Siyi mouth. The places Gu Yu touched burned like fire.

Slowly, Gu Yu took Zhang Siyi’s left nipple into his mouth and sucked than teased it with his tongue. In response to the pleasure, Zhang Siyi arched his back, but Gu Yu pressed him back down and continued kissing his chest sensuously. Zhang Siyi felt like he was going to drown in passion.

Since Gu Yu knew he was prone to cuming quickly, he no longer stimulated his lower body. Dissatisfied from the sudden lack of contact, he pressed his hips against Gu Yu.

Caressing Zhang Siyi’s firm ass, Gu Yu lifted his head up, smiled and said: “Good. Bear with it. I’ll make you feel comfortable soon.” Groping his back end, he lowered his head onto Zhang Siyi’s chest and teased his other nipple.

Now that the extra stimulation subsided, Zhang Siyi muddled brain cleared. He reflexively cried out in protest as he realized what was going to happen next. Soon, his feelings and lust for Gu Yu out-weighed any resistance.

“Don’t evade me. Today I want to enter your body.” Gu Yu said in a tender yet commanding tone. Determined, Gu Yu used lubricant and massaged his sensitive opening gently. Once he felt Zhang Siyi relax, Gu Yu inserted his finger and probed Zhang Siyi’s interior tissues.

Zhang Siyi was stiff, meek and bashful.

Gu Yu smiled and asked: “What does it feel like?”

Turning bright red, Zhang Siyi answered: “It feels like there is shit stuck and I want to push it out.”

Gu Yu chuckled. He couldn’t help himself tease Zhang Siyi a little. Holding his head down with slightly parted lips Gu Yu said: “You are so adorable.” Then he pressed his lips upon Zhang Siyi’s and kissed him passionately.

Feeling Gu Yu finger, several times he couldn’t stop himself from reflexively tightening his muscles. Again, and again, he felt the care with which Gu Yu handled him. Zhang Siyi took great pleasure from Gu Yu’s gentle kisses as they made him feel loved and cared for. As their passionate kissing continued, Zhang Siyi let out erotic moans. His desire grew and gradually, he forgot about any discomfort coming from behind and was able to relax completely.

……. In fact, once you get used to it, it feels good to be touched deeply in places no one has touched before. Zhang Siyi wondered….. Is he a little masochistic?

With care, Gu Yu moved his finger to feel inside of Zhang Siyi. Suddenly, a burst of electric-like sensation coursed through Zhang Siyi’s body causing his front to ooze clear liquid. Zhang Siyi cried out in momentary pleasure: “Aah.”

What was that feeling just now ? Zhang Siyi opened his eyes and saw Gu Yu thoughtful eyes observing him closely.

Felling the change within Zhang Siyi, Gu Yu smiled and asked: “Here?”

Without waiting for a response, now with purpose, Gu Yu thrust his finger in and out repeatedly. With each movement, Gu Yu made sure he pressed on that particular point inside Zhang Siyi, stimulating him.

Lying on the soft bed, as the tense yet pleasurable sensation increased, his heart pounded faster in his chest. Zhang Siyi was unable to control his voice. “Aah, aah… Hmn… Aah”

Even though the erotic moans enticed and excited Gu Yu more, he didn’t let his self-control waver. For the first time, he wanted Zhang Siyi to experience pure pleasure. He didn’t expect Zhang Siyi to be so sensitive. It was like a treasure waiting for him to pick up.

“Aah,… mnn… aah, aah, aah….” Indescribable, intense pleasure swept through Zhang Siyi, driving him to the brink of insanity.

…….God, help me. I’m going crazy!

Gu Yu felt almost the same loss of reason and quickened his pace. He reached down to grasp Zhang Siyi’s rock hard member and stroked it with intensity. While trembling, it didn’t take long for Zhang Siyi to issue a final “Aaah” and reach his climax.

When he came, the euphoric feeling was overwhelming. As a result, Zhang Siyi shed tears. Immersed in the strong afterglow of bliss, gasping, he stared blankly into space, unmoving.

Seeing the tears, Gu Yu thought he was crying out of pain. He took Zhang Siyi tightly into his embrace and with great concern, asked: “What’s wrong?”

As he regained some assemblance of thought, Zhang Siyi really wanted to cry: “Why is this……”

Because he felt so ashamed, he didn’t dare look directly at Gu Yu. Instead, Zhang Siyi buried his face in Gu Yu’s chest.

With a smile, Gu Yu caressed his head lovingly: “What are you so embarrassed about?  Don’t you know? It is normal for men to climax from a prostate massage.”

As Zhang Siyi clung to Gu Yu, he buried his face deeper. What face does he have to be a man !!! He had an orgasm by Gu Yu’s finger!!!

 Even though Gu Yu withdrew his finger, the discomfort Zhang Siyi felt still persisted. It was terrible, yet powerfully exciting.

For an unknown length of time, Zhang Siyi hung onto Gu Yu. Once again, with only care and patience for Zhang Siyi, Zhang Siyi discovered that Gu Yu, like the past, did not get relief. In the process of waiting for Zhang Siyi to recover, Gu Yu has always fought back his own desires.

Thinking of Gu Yu’s dedication and patience, naturally Zhang Siyi was moved and thus, he set aside his dignity for his lover. With a loving tone full of devotion, he whispered seductively to Gu Yu: “Do you want to enter me?”

Watching Zhang Siyi with an indulgent and comforting smile, Gu Yu lightly chuckled and said: “Haven’t I already entered?”

Zhang Siyi: “Eh?”  …. Just with your finger?

Being pragmatic, Gu Yu explained: “I really want to, but for another to two days, we are with our colleagues on our business trip. If I do it now, you will have a difficult time walking around tomorrow.”

Moreover, since it would be a pity to let it happen in a foreign country for the first time, they wanted to wait until they returned home.

Gu Yu noticed the slight expression and flash of loss across Zhang Siyi’s eyes. He smiled and leaned over to caress Zhang Siyi’s earlobe with his tongue. With his hot breath in his ear, he sensuously whispered: “Don’t worry. One day, you will beg me to fuck you.”

Zhang Siyi: “…”

“Now, will you use your mouth and help me out……?”

Although the final step wasn’t reached, the long night spent entwined in each other’s embrace was no less satisfying. Now that the anxiety that had accumulated over the past several days from lack of affection was alleviated, they slept comfortably and soundly.      

For the first time, Zhang Siyi realized that the happiness Gu Yu brought into his heart dispelled any previous feelings of uneasiness and resistance about the matter. After last night, apart from some mental fatigue, his body was unaffected. Greatly enjoying the experience, Zhang Siyi really wanted to take the last step with Gu Yu. Like an addict and Gu Yu was the drug, Zhang Siyi thought about being with him constantly.

Unfortunately, for the rest of the trip, nothing else happened. Their busy schedules didn’t allow enough free time, but more to the point, Lu Qiao wouldn’t change rooms again.

During the last two days of the tour, the group visited the Asakusa Cultural Center, the National Museum of Art, Omotesando as well as Japan’s prestigious commercial areas such as Shibuya and Akihabara.

In total, Zhang Siyi used four memory cards worth of photographs and filled half of the pages in his sketchbook. As a whole, his harvest was quite good.

On June 30 the ten-day trip to Japan officially ended and everyone returned home. Without a single day to recover, everyone returned to Borderless and began working.

Due to the accumulation of work over the course of ten days, Zhang Siyi and Gu Yu were as busy as two gyros endlessly spinning, especially Gu Yu. Since returning to Haicheng, Gu Yu went on another business trip and thus, was far apart from Zhang Siyi. Since the night in Tokyo, they haven’t had the opportunity to ‘practice’.

In the past, Zhang Siyi would never have been able to understand the happiness he felt currently. He was only able to experience such euphoric bliss with Gu Yu. The longer the delay to experience his bond with Gu Yu, the more frantic he became, and the more Zhang Siyi yearned for him.

The time seemed to pass exceedingly slow. Finally, by the end of July, the two finished their work and had a few days of respite.

Cherishing the time spent together, as he did in Japan, Zhang Siyi wrapped himself around Gu Yu in a suggestive way. Gu Yu teased him briefly, but enticed Zhang Siyi before he could get angry.

That night while showering together, Gu Yu took extra care in prepping Zhang Siyi and let him climax once. Letting go of his past feelings of shame and discomfort, now, Zhang Siyi only felt Gu Yu’s euphoric touch.

Afterwards, Gu Yu kissed his sweaty face because of his physical pleasure, and finally asked: “Do you want to try it once?”

Without hesitation, Zhang Siyi nodded and replied with joy: “Okay.”

There were neither feeling of insult nor fear. Just because of happiness, Zhang Siyi was free to feel happy. From the heart, let him love Gu Yu.

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助理建筑师 羲和清零 170

Assistant Architect by Xi He Qing Ling

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Chapter 170: Wall Slam

During their two-day visit in Kyoto, they stayed at the Arashiyama Onsen as Japan is famous for its hot spring culture. In order to further examine ancient architecture, the group visited the Kinkakuji Temple** and the Ryoanji Temple. ** In addition, the group visited the Fushimi Inari Temple.**

After soaking in the hot springs in the evening, the group gathered to drink tea and play cards. In the spirit of the occasion, many of the group members wore a Japanese yukata that was provided by the hotel.

When they all met, most of the guys were laughing and boasting about their looks in the yukata especially the over-weight Zhu Hongzhen. He felt like he was a yakuza boss from a movie. With the garment’s long figure lines, correctly worn yukata looks quite elegant, but no one could pull off the proper look, except for Gu Yu.

Somehow, since the yukata fit Gu Yu perfectly, he looked like a model. His presence invoked the saying, ‘shamed by one’s inferiority when flanked by genius.’

Now sitting around the low Japanese style table, the card game was in full swing.  Although sitting, like the weighted relaxed stance of contrapposto, Gu Yu looked effortlessly comfortable with his leg up and his arm leaning on his knee. In his hand, he held his cards. Glancing at everyone’s expression, he surveyed his own cards and elected to draw from the deck. He languidly reached out for a card and in doing so, his yukata stretched and exposed more of his bare skin. Examining his cards, he lazily checked the sets on the table then in a fluid motion, he discarded one card: “Next.”

Keenly aware of Gu Yu’s smooth skin underneath his yukata, Zhang Siyi couldn’t retract his line of site. Watching him expose more of his collarbone and chest by his calm, graceful movements, Zhang Siyi couldn’t control the desire that welled up. His movements were just too sexy!

“It’s your turn.” Zhu Hongzhen stretched out his leg and used his foot to nudge Zhang Siyi.

“Oh, oh!”  Ears turning red, Zhang Siyi immediately retracted his thoughts and altered his sitting position to disguise the reaction of his lower body part.

Not a minute had past, when Zhang Siyi’s line of site returned to Gu Yu and gazed at him from top to bottom. Indulging in the perfect male physique sitting before him, Zhang Siyi couldn’t take his eyes away from Gu Yu.

When the game ended, Zhang Siyi couldn’t take it anymore and decided to go to the bathroom for a breath of air.

Leaving the room, he heard a burst of laughter emanating from the women’s public area that was separated by a half-length curtain.  Zhang Siyi looked down and saw the legs of several Japanese girls under it.

For any straight male, the scene might be tempting, but for Zhang Siyi, his heart wasn’t moved at all. It was only until he got to the end of the hall that he realized and reacted. – Damn, I don’t even respond to women anymore. There is no going back!

In the restroom, Zhang Siyi opened his clothes and sighed deeply to relax. Letting his bladder go, he looked down at his body covered by the yukata. Zhang Siyi thought Japanese clothing was very beautiful and rather liked it. In the eyes of others, he wondered what he looked like.

As he was lost in thought, Gu Yu entered the room. When Zhang Siyi noticed him approaching, his body immediately reacted and his heart started pounding in his chest.

….. Think cold thoughts!

Zhang Siyi assumed Gu Yu was coming into the restroom to urinate, but in fact he went straight towards him.

“What is it?” Zhang Siyi asked casually.

Gu Yu did not answer him. The closer he moved towards him, the more Zhang Siyi felt that something was wrong. Now facing Gu Yu, he frantically tried to assemble his yukata and said: “You… What are you doing?”

In the next second, he was caught off guard by Gu Yu’s grasp. The back of his hand and arm, made a hard ‘slap’ sound as it hit the back wall of the room.

Zhang Siyi: “…”

Gu Yu brought his face close to the crook of Zhang Siyi neck and inhaled deeply like a hungry animal smelling his prey, ready to eat.

Zhang Siyi unconsciously moved slightly and bared his neck for Gu Yu, expecting a kiss and his lips. However, Gu Yu didn’t kiss him.

While Gu Yu was deeply inhaling Zhang Siyi’s essence and exhaling, both his breath and the tip of his nose gently brushed against Zhang Siyi’s delicate neck, along his jawbone and cheeks, tantalizing him.

The withhold of contact was more sensual then an actual kiss. By the force with which Gu Yu grabbed his wrist, Zhang Siyi knew he wasn’t the only one enduring.

Quivering, Zhang Siyi eagerly anticipated the sensation of Gu Yu lips on his skin. He wanted Gu Yu to kiss him, to bite him, to enter him.

…… Wait, Wait, Wait, Wait! Hold Up…… Oh, my God! What the hell am I thinking! (q/////q)

Slowly, Gu Yu took a deep breath and finally stopped moving. He buried his face in the crook of Zhang Siyi’s neck and in a strained whisper he said: “Did you know that at every moment, you are seducing me to eat you.”

“………” Fuck! You are doing the same thing to me!

“………………” Fuuuuuuck! Why is this a corporate trip!?

Even if they wanted to get another room, in order to avoid suspicion, they went back to their assigned room with their colleagues and went to bed laying far apart. Not able to express their desires with physical action, both Zhang Siyi and Gu Yu didn’t get any sleep during the night. Waking up with a pimple on his forehead, Zhang Siyi felt utterly frustrated and depressed.

Leaving Arashiyama, the group stopped at Nara** then finally came to the last stop on their trip, Tokyo.

In Tokyo, the company arranged for them to stay at a standard business hotel. In the afternoon, they arrived at the hotel and went to their rooms to drop off the luggage. When everyone was assembled the group went out to visit the National Museum of Western Art.

Along the Rainbow Bridge, ** they saw many painted cars and cheering people on the road. At first, the group didn’t think there was any special significance to it, but when they got to the other side of the bridge, they stopped to watch the group of people that were wearing colorful clothing while holding a rainbow flag.

The crowd was cheering and shouting. Many of the people were hugging and kissing in public, even those of the same sex. The scene was quite spectacular!

One person chimed in: “Isn’t the rainbow flag a gay symbol?”

“Shit! These people are all gay?”

“I think so.……”

Seeing so many gay people together, everyone was quite shocked. Lu Qiao looked frightened and even Zhang Siyi was stunned.

“Damn, Tokyo is too open!””

Is the Rainbow Bridge a gathering place for gays?”

Curious, they continued to watch them for a little while longer and realized that today was a special day as many people of the group were holding signs up with the date ‘June 26, 2015’ written on them.

Enquiring a passerby about it, they learned that June 26, 2015 was the day that the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.

“No wonder there are so many gay travelers together!”

“But, what does the United States law have to do with these people here in Japan?”

“It has nothing to do with the country, but rather the gay community as a whole. For them, the legality of homosexuality in the United States represents a more open world so this is a day worth celebrating.”

Zhang Siyi discretely looked at Gu Yu. He saw Gu Yu looking his way with the same pleasure in his eyes. Yes, although this incident has nothing to do with them, it has undoubtedly given them hope.

Love is gender-neutral. There will be no place on Earth to hold them back.

After returning to the hotel, Zhang Siyi thought about whether or not he should approach Tao Fei and talk to him about swapping rooms. Tonight, he especially wanted to stay with Gu Yu.

Maybe his emotions were influenced by what he witnessed today or perhaps, the stress from maintaining a distance and cautious attitude has become unbearable. Zhang Siyi was hungry and thirsty.

His resolute decision, spurred him into action. When he opened the door, he didn’t expect Gu Yu to be there and say: “Lu Qiao went to sleep over there.”

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T/N: Kinkakuji Temple: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3908.html

Ryoanji Temple: https://kyoto.travel/en/shrine_temple/134

Fushimi Inari Temple: https://kyoto.travel/en/shrine_temple/180

Arashiyama Onsen: https://benkei.biz/en/onsen

Nara: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4103.html

Rainbow Bridge: https://en.japantravel.com/tokyo/rainbow-bridge/1565