Chapter 42- He Is Not Suitable For Dating
Zhou Beiwang didn’t know that he was in danger. After eating with Gu Qing, he drove him back home. Gu Qing invited him in for a cup of tea, but he refused.
After saying goodbye to Gu Qing, Zhou Beiwang also returned to Zhou’s house. The car was parked in the garage. Just as he got out of the car and closed the door, the phone in his pocket rang.
Zhou Beiwang saw that it was a call from Jiang Liucheng. He picked it up quickly while walking inside. He said, “I just finished. Did you have dinner already? I’m sorry for not being able to fulfill my promise to you today. I promise that there will be no trouble next time.”
Jiang Liucheng said, “It’s okay. Your grandma is in the hospital. You should go to the hospital and visit her as a good grandson. You don’t need to apologize to me. I don’t mind.”
Zhou Beiwang breathed a sigh of relief, “That’s good; then, are you free tomorrow?”
Jiang Liucheng replied, “I have to participate in the script reading tomorrow. It will take several days. It’s urgent, so I don’t think I could spare any time.”
Zhou Beiwang: “Alright then, we’ll make an appointment when you’re free.”
Jiang Liucheng said, “Can I ask you a question?”
Zhou Beiwang smiled and said, “Of course, you can ask me any questions you want. In fact, you can ask as many questions as you want.”
Jiang Liucheng: “What would you do if your ex asked you to get back together after you got married?”
Zhou Beiwang was a little stunned. He didn’t understand why he suddenly asked him such a question. He immediately thought of Gu Qing and even wondered if he knew something.
A friend asked before what he would think if his girlfriend or boyfriend asked him a question similar to this: If his girlfriend and his mother fell into the water simultaneously, who would he save? From there, Zhou Beiwang felt that if his partner asked him such a question, he would definitely feel annoyed. He didn’t like a person who had nothing to do.
Now that Jiang Liucheng asked him such a question, his first reaction was not anger but nervousness.
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“Why did you suddenly ask me such a question?”
“Don’t worry about it. You can answer with your own intuition.”
Zhou Beiwang immediately said, “Of course, it is a firm refusal. Since I’m already married, how could I still agree to get back with my ex? Isn’t that being a scumbag?”
Jiang Liucheng responded, “Okay, I see.”
He was ready to hang up when they were done.
But Zhou Beiwang hurriedly asked, “Wait, why did you suddenly ask me that?”
Jiang Liucheng didn’t answer and asked another question, “Do you usually watch Moments?”
Zhou Beiwang “I occasionally browse through it.”
Jiang Liucheng asked again, “When did you watch it last?”
Zhou Beiwang, “Yesterday, I just brushed through it. Can I ask you a question?”
Jiang Liucheng: “Ask away.”
Zhou Beiwang: “Why did you suddenly ask such a question? Did you hear something from someone?”
If it was a normal day, he would never be like this, but he just recently turned down Jiang Liucheng and then invited Gu Qing to dinner in order to thank him for his help. Although there was a reason, he didn’t know what Jiang Liucheng had heard of.
Jiang Liucheng said, “I heard and watched some. Gu Qing, who I met at the art exhibition last time, is your ex. Right?”
Zhou Beiwang: “That was many years ago. So, did my answer pass?”
Zhou Beiwang opened his Moments while talking. He felt that Jiang Liucheng would not mention Moments for no reason. There must be some clues there.
Entering this point, as soon as he flipped through two pages, he saw Gu Qingfa’s circle of friends.
At this moment, he finally knew why.
Zhou Beiwang quickly explained, “I saw Gu Qing’s Moments. I invited him to dinner because he helped take my grandma to the hospital. If it wasn’t to thank him, I would never invite him to dinner, really.”
Jiang Liucheng: “I know.”
Zhou Beiwang was not at all worried when he heard this. If he didn’t mind, why would he ask him this question? So Jiang Liucheng must’ve minded a little bit.
Zhou Beiwang: “I know I shouldn’t have let you on your own earlier, and I promise you that I will never let you go.”
Jiang Liucheng interrupted him and asked curiously, “What do you think of Gu Qing?”
Zhou Beiwang thought to himself that he really cared, and without thinking, he said, “He looks good and smart, but in my heart, he must not be able to compare with you. We have broken up, he must have lost his feelings for a long time, and we are just friends. I grew up with him, and he often went to my house when I was young, so my family liked him very much. And this time, he went to my house just to visit my grandma.”
If it was before, he couldn’t imagine that he would say these words at all. He never thought that one day he would do such behavior as if he was caught by his boyfriend in love and hurriedly explained it.
When he realized this, he realized that he seemed to value his relationship with Jiang Liucheng.
On the other hand, since Jiang Liucheng said he was going to ask Zhou Beiwang a question, Qin Lu checked his mobile phone from time to time. During the computer video meeting, he involuntarily walked away several times.
The executives who connected at the beginning didn’t realize it. They didn’t get a response until they called him twice, and everyone realized that he seemed to be distracted.
Everyone looked at each other. This seemed to be the first time the boss was distracted during a meeting.
Qin Lu also felt that his current state was not very good, so he simply ended the video conference and asked the rest of the people who did not report to make a report to him afterwards.
He glanced at the watch on his wrist and found that it was already eleven o’clock in the evening.
Qin Lu thought to himself that at this point in time, everything to ask should have already been asked, so he sent a message to Jiang Liucheng. He really wanted to know what the question was.
The message went out, and it took about five minutes for a reply.
It’s just that the reply is not a message but a phone call.
Jiang Liucheng called him directly.
Qin Lu picked it up.
Jiang Liucheng “I have already asked.”
Qin Lu frowned when he heard his words, which meant that the conflict between the two had been resolved, “So, did he answer the question you asked correctly?”
Jiang Liucheng: “No.”
Qin Lu straightened his back immediately, “Really, what question did you ask him? Can you say it now?”
Jiang Liucheng didn’t say it completely again this time, “I’ll ask you a question, what would you do if your ex asked you to get back together after marriage.”
Qin Lu said without hesitation, “Impossible. I don’t have an ex.”
After speaking, Jiang Liucheng, on the other side of the phone, was silent for a while.
Qin Lu found that he had lost his voice, “What’s the matter?”
Jiang Liucheng said with emotion, “I’m not as good as you. I said I’d refuse at first. She said that if I wanted to please her, the perfect answer was to say that I don’t have an ex. However, this is not a standard answer because many people have an ex, so this answer isn’t for everyone.”
Qin Lu didn’t notice that the corners of his mouth were already curved, “What is the standard answer then?”
Jiang Liucheng said, “The ex asked you to get back together, which means that your relationship has not been broken completely, or you gave your ex a glimmer of hope and made her think that you are still possible to pursue. So the correct answer should be that ‘it is impossible for my ex to get back with me since I broke up with her already. I definitely did not give her any hope. Since she has decided to break up, she will break it cleanly. I will never be indecisive.’ The more I think about it later, the more I feel that this is like a brain teaser. The purpose is to please the subject, but It cannot be denied that there is some truth to it.”
Qin Lu: “Does this question still make sense?”
Jiang Liucheng: “I probably found an excuse for myself to turn down Zhou Beiwang.”
Qin Lu smiled.
Qin Lu suddenly asked, “Do you also have an ex?”
Jiang Liucheng thought for a moment and said, “If you count the blind dates I had, then there should be more than ten.”
The curvature of Qin Lu’s mouth deepened, “I don’t think so. Didn’t you date one or two times when you were in college? There should have been a lot of people confessing to you at that time.”
Jiang Liucheng: “At that time, I just wanted to study hard. I didn’t want to start a family, so I refused them. If I had known that blind dating was so difficult, maybe I should have started looking for a family first.”
Qin Lu immediately said, “How come? You are still very young. It is normal to be a few years older before getting into a relationship. There are many people who have not married at the age of 30.”
Jiang Liucheng: “Well, it’s useless to say these now. People should look forward to the future.”
Qin Lu asked persistently, “So you made it clear to Zhou Beiwang?”
Jiang Liucheng: “It’s clear that he should not have had much contact with this type of people. Gu Qing’s actions were so obvious that he didn’t even notice it. Maybe he is good at business, but this type of person may not be able to do anything about it. He better manages his own family. If the same situation occurs in the future, it is easy to cause family conflicts. Moreover, I have checked that he is the only son of the Zhou family. His parents should not agree that he will be with a man. He also has a grandmother. Her health is not very good. He will easily fall into a dilemma if something bad happens to her.”
Qin Lu said, “You’re right. I didn’t think about it carefully. I should’ve check his background first before and introducing him to you.”
Jiang Liucheng: “These are all speculations. In fact, it’s hard to say what will happen in the future. Maybe he will change, but for now, he is not suitable for dating.”
Jiang Liucheng only realized this after his blind date with Zhou Beiwang. When he went on blind dates before, Guo Qifan and the others said that blind date and free love are different. So he used to think rationally, not emotionally. That is why when reason tells him that the future may not develop in his ideal direction, he will habitually refuse.
Just when the two were talking on the phone, Guo Qifan had already shared the news in their group chat.
Guo Qifan: [Jiang Liucheng is single again. I knew that this rich second-generation had no show. Even if he didn’t have an ex, he still couldn’t make it in the end.]
Qiao Mei: [You have it right again, huh?]
Guo Qifan: [I know a lot about him, and I also know that Jiang Liucheng can’t fall in love.]
However, the other two people in the group did not take his words to heart.
Qiao Mei: [I’ll tell you the good news: I have already booked a flight ticket to Yunshi the day after tomorrow, and the Four Musketeers can be together again.]
Guo Qifan: [Are you coming alone?]
Qiao Mei: [Of course, am I not welcome anymore?]
Guo Qifan: [Of course, you’re welcome. You can sleep in my room as you stay. How many days are you here this time?]
Qiao Mei: [For three days.]
Jiang Liucheng: [I haven’t left Yunshi yet. You came by at the right time this time.]
Qiao Mei: [Guo Qifan said that you are single again. Is that true?]
Jiang Liucheng: [Yes.]
Zheng Kailin: [You are still young. Take your time. You don’t have to worry.]
Jiang Liucheng: [Alright.]
The next day, Jiang Liucheng was blocked at the door by Zhou Beiwang, who was standing in front of their door early in the morning. He didn’t seem to be depressed at all after being rejected. Instead, he was in a suit and leather shoes.
A word slowly emerged in Jiang Liucheng’s mind.
What’s the rejected guy gonna say next?!!? ✨See us next week with the continuation of your favorite show!✨lol it really was a cliff hanger this time so it made me think of those shows with multiple episodes but they were part 1-3 of something like that. Thank you for the translations!
Goodbye Beiwang~ I also feel like they don’t have much chemistry. Friends is fine. The guy has a lot in his plate. That Q&A sounds good ( o´ ▽ `o )
We have two now 😅 izz like mc’s going on blind dates, they fall in love with him, mc finds they’re not compatible, then break up
jlc has proven again that he’s the type of person i’d get along with in reality. in regards to people and relationships, we’re so similar. he’s so refreshing as a character in BL! i’ve never felt a character could actually be both intellectually and emotionally smart, like a real person, until now. huge props to the writer!