Chapter 08 Living Together
Zhuang Jingchun smiled, “I’ve seen narcissistic people, but … it’s the first time I’ve seen someone as narcissistic as you.”
“If you’re not my fan, then why are you so interested in me?”
“I’m interested in racing, not you.”
Xu Xizhou was embarrassed, he put the canned food on the bedside table, and decided to go out for some air. He’d be pissed off if he stayed in the ward with this guy any longer.
There was a coffee bar on the first floor. He was going to go in and sit, but when he reached the counter, a voice with an unsure tone suddenly came from behind him.
Xu Xizhou froze, he shouldn’t be so unlucky, right? How could he meet him in the hospital …
“It’s really you. Didn’t you go to City B on a business trip?”
Yuan Mu strode up and grabbed his shoulder with one hand. He exerted too much force, the wound on Xu Xizhou’s collarbone was not completely healed, and he suddenly hissed.
“Why are you in the hospital? Are you injured? What the hell is going on?”
Xu Xizhou had no choice but to tell him everything that happened these days. Of course, he omitted the matter of his marriage agreement with Zhuang Jingchun.
Yuan Mu originally accompanied Bi Ran for a checkup. Bi Ran had a bad stomach and often traveled for work. Who would have thought that he would meet Xu Xizhou who was supposed to be on a business trip when he went down to buy a drink.
“Why didn’t you tell me earlier that such a thing happened? You’re so stupid.” Yuan Mu was so distressed. He looked left and right while pressing Xu Xizhou’s shoulder and turning him over.
“Then you are in the hospital now to change the medicine?”
Xu Xizhou’s eyes flickered, and he didn’t know what to say for a while. At this time, another wave of people came in at the door of the hall. When the one in the lead saw Xu Xizhou, he immediately greeted him as if he had seen a savior.
“Mr. Xu, how is Mr. Zhuang’s situation? We bought some flowers and fruit baskets to visit him. I am very sorry for today’s matter. It was all our negligence. The patissier at that time changed the filling of the brownie. It was all our fault, I am really sorry!”
The speaker was none other than the lobby manager of Luting.
Xu Xizhou cursed silently. Sure enough, Yuan Mu narrowed his eyes slightly and looked at him suspiciously.
“Where did this Mr. Zhuang come from? How many things are you hiding from me?”
Twenty minutes later.
“What, a person you have only met twice asked you to sign a contractual marriage, and you agreed? How old are you, are you crazy?”
Yuan Mu was so angry, he didn’t expect so many things had happened to Xu Xizhou in just a few days. He blamed himself and was sad.
“How old is that Zhuang Jingchun? He wouldn’t be an old pervert in his 50s or 60s, right? No matter how rich he is, how can you agree to such an unreasonable request in order to return to the F2 scene?!”
“Uh … Actually, Zhuang Jingchun is quite young, not even in his thirties, and he is not what you think …”
Xu Xizhou didn’t know how to explain it, he merely went to the door of the ward. He shrugged when he put his hand on the doorknob, “Why don’t you go in and see for yourself?”
“Go in, I’ll definitely beat this scumbag when I go in! Did he think he’s amazing for having a little money So he thinks that he can harm a young boy?!”
Yuan Mu walked in angrily, but as soon as his eyes fell on the face of the man on the hospital bed, he was stunned.
In the ward, Zhuang Jingchun was surrounded by the staff that asked about his well-being, with a hint of impatient on his profoundly handsome face. He was thin and tall, and the monotonous striped hospital gown had an indescribable sense of beauty on him.
A few seconds later, Yuan Mu turned around decisively and walked back as if nothing had happened.
Xu Xizhou stood at the door and looked at him with a smile.
“What? Aren’t you going to teach him a lesson? Why are you already going out?”
“I didn’t expect the Mr. Zhuang you mentioned to be so young.” Yuan Mu’s expression was a little embarrassed, feeling choked uncomfortably as if he had swallowed a whole egg.
“And he’s also a mixed-race with a peerless beauty.” The surnamed Zhuang grew up to be this handsome, it was estimated that the people who have pursued him since childhood could fill a train.
“Does he look good? I think he’s so-so.”
Yuan Mu rolled his eyes, “You don’t know what blessing you have. With this appearance, let alone pretends to marry, even if he robs you, he will be the one who suffers losses.”
“You were the one clamoring to settle the account with him just now, and yet you’re defecting as soon as you saw his face?”
“All right, look after him carefully. Bi Ran is looking for me, I’ll go first.”
Xu Xizhou smiled slightly as he look at Yuan Mu’s rapidly retreating back.
He waited for the staff of Luting to leave before stepping into the ward slowly. As expected, he was glared at by the man on the bed.
“You allowed those people in?”
Xu Xizhou, “Would you believe me if I said it’s a coincidence? I ran into them when I went downstairs.”
“Who was that person who just came in?”
Xu Xizhou’s heart skipped a beat. It’s finished, he definitely asked about Yuan Mu.
“He…is my fitness coach, I live at his house now.”
Zhuang Jingchun asked, “Is he married?”
Xu Xizhou didn’t understand why he suddenly asked such a question and looked at him suspiciously.
“You don’t have a crush on him, do you? He is a married man, he and his husband have long been married abroad!”
Zhuang Jingchun snorted softly, “Don’t you think you’re an eyesore, being a light bulb in someone else’s house?”
Xu Xizhou’s sore spot was being poked, his momentum diminished somewhat for a while, he could only bit the bullet and said, “What’s wrong with being a light bulb, as long as I’m not embarrassed, it’s others who are embarrassed. Besides, I’m already looking for a house to move out of.”
“Then wouldn’t I live on the street if I don’t find a house?”
“No. 128 in Huanyuan, that’s a house in my name. It’s close to the club. You can live there.”
When Xu Xizhou heard what he said, his brain stopped for a while, and he asked uncertainly, “Then… do you want to collect rent?”
“Depends on the mood.”
Zhuang Jingchun took an apple out of boredom, peeled it with a fruit knife, and looked up at Xu Xizhou, there was a faint smile in his light green eyes, “If I collect rent, can you afford it?”
Here we go again, this guy obviously did something kind, but he always looked like he deserved a beating. He’s always saying poisonous words whenever he opened his mouth, no wonder he’s still single.
“I believe Mr. Zhuang won’t care about this little money,” Xu Xizhou said with a smile.
Zhuang Jingchun stayed in the hospital for a while before he was discharged. After Xu Xizhou confirmed that he was all right, he returned to Yuan Mu’s house.
Two days later, Zhuang Jingchun sent him the key to his house in Huanyuan. When Yuan Mu heard that he was going to move to Zhuang Jingchun’s house, he suddenly laughed meaningfully.
“What pretend marriage, I think he’s pursuing you under this guise. Men nowadays have so many tricks to chase someone.”
The corners of Xu Xizhou’s mouth twitched, his hands not stopping to pack his stuff.
“He doesn’t live there, he just lent me a house for a while. Don’t overthink it.”
Yuan Mu shrugged, didn’t argue with him, and entered the master bedroom. After a while, he returned with a box in his hand.
“Take this with you, maybe it’ll be useful later.”
The packaging was in Japanese, with a bunch of colorful patterns. Xu Xizhou thought it was probably some kind of candy. Xu Xizhou was busy packing up his clothes and didn’t think much about it. He stuffed the box into the suitcase and zipped it.
Yuan Mu had a job at night, he didn’t have time to send him, so Xu Xizhou took a taxi to Huanyuan alone. He didn’t have many things; just two suitcases and a backpack. The taxi couldn’t drive into the community, so he had to drag the two heavy suitcases and walked to villa no. 128 by himself.
When he arrived at the gate of the villa, he was surprised to find that the lights inside were on.
He hesitatingly opened the door with the key.
Fortunately, there was no one inside, but it was obvious that it had been cleaned. The marble floor was spotless, the vase by the spiral staircase was filled with fresh lilies, and the Yixing tea set on the coffee table has also been wiped clean until it had a faint luster.
Xu Xizhou looked around, a smile appeared on his face unconsciously. He put down his suitcases and sat down on the leather sofa in the center. The soft and elastic sofa was very comfortable to sit on.
He hadn’t eaten lunch at noon, and he was busy packing in the afternoon, so he was very exhausted. Now lying on the soft sofa, he was suddenly hit with a wave of drowsiness, and he couldn’t help but slowly close his eyes.
Not knowing how long he slept, he suddenly heard footsteps.
He shuddered out of instinct. When he opened his eyes, he was met with a pair of light green eyes.
“You, you, you… why are you here? ”
“This is my house, why can’t I come?”
Zhuang Jingchun sat down on the sofa, took a financial magazine, and flipped through it, and when he saw the suitcases next to the coffee table out of the corner of his eyes, his handsome eyebrows suddenly knitted.
“When are you going to unpack?”
“I’ll unpack now.”
Xu Xizhou scratched his head in embarrassment. He thought of buying a bottle of French incense on the way here and gave it to Zhuang Jingchun as a gift. After all, he lived in the latter’s house.
However, he couldn’t find the bottle of incense when he rummaged in his backpack, so probably it was in the suitcase. He then squatted on the ground to open the larger suitcase on the left.
Zhuang Jingchun watched him fiddling back and forth like a groundhog, and couldn’t help but cast a glance, just in time to see a box that fell from the open suitcase.
Two sets of eyes swept over the box at the same time.
Three sides of the box were written in Japanese, but the upper side just so happen to be printed in English, along with a few stick figures.
Xu Xizhou was a little puzzled when he saw the two stick figures joined together in a strange posture, but his cheeks seemed to burn when he glanced at the few lines of English on it.
Damn it, Yuan Mu. Why did you give this kind of thing to me!
Zhuang Jingchun’s eyes obviously also fell on those English lines. He raised his eyes slightly, re-examining him as if he had met Xu Xizhou for the first time.
“I can’t see that you are actually so open about this.”
He couldn’t wash this stain even if he jumped to the Yellow River
Xu Xizhou wanted to cry but there were no tears in his eyes, “Would you believe me if I said it was put there by someone else?”
Zhuang Jingchun snorted coldly, his green eyes covered with a shallow layer of frost.
“Although we signed a marriage agreement, you better put those thoughts away right now.”
I may as well be interested in the neighborhood’s Corgi rather than be interested in you, you narcissist!
Xu Xizhou gritted his teeth, took out the incense from his suitcase, and placed it heavily on the coffee table.
“Your gift, no need to thank me.”
Xu Xizhou tidied up in the bedroom for a long time before slowly changing into his home clothes and walking out.
Fortunately, Zhuang Jingchun was not in the living room, otherwise, this poisonous tongue might anger him again.
He found a cup and filled it with hot water. As he sat down, a cold voice suddenly sounded behind him, “That’s my cup.”
Xu Xizhou was so frightened that his hands shook and he almost spilled the hot water, he hurriedly put the cup down.
“The cups for guests are on the second compartment of the TV cabinet.”
Xu Xizhou had no choice but to wash this cup without complaint, then went to get a new cup and filled it with hot water again.
After taking two sips, he realized that the man opposite was watching him with a complicated expression. He was a little scared and subconsciously wondered if he had done something wrong again.
“I received an invitation today.” Zhuang Jingchun paused, then said, “It was an invitation from the Lu family.”
Rilise: Long time no see, e he he.