From the living room came the noisy sound of the Spring Festival Evening. Jiang Zhao dressed Sister in a Chinese New Year waistcoat made by Mrs. Xu, with a red coat embroidered with gold thread. It was charming and lovely, like a kitten in a New Year picture.
Ergou was also wearing a waistcoat of the same style, and originally had two pairs of matching shoes on his feet. But after only wearing them for two hours, she didn’t know where all the four shoes had gone. She was so angry that Mrs. Xu beat the dog for the New Year’s Day, and even asked her family to find shoes for her.
When Jiang Zhao fished out Ergou’s shoe from under the sofa, a string of ding-dong sounds rang out from his mobile phone.
In the division of his studio, the employees have played the red envelope solitaire one after another. Whoever is lucky will be in charge of the next one. Jiang Zhao joined in the fun. He grabbed one of Sister’s little paw. After the red envelope effect was turned on, he actually grabbed 130 pieces of red envelopes for 200 pieces.
People in the group immediately began to boo: “Brother Jiang, you are so lucky!”
“Brother Jiang comes one by one!”
“Don’t stop, I must be the lucky king of Jiang Ge’s red envelope!”
Holding his words in the group, the expression packs flew around, and Jiang Zhao stopped peeping at the screen with a smile and got a red envelope.
When the red envelope went out, he grabbed it with Sister’s paw. Who knows, after a few seconds, the 99 pieces he grabbed were on the top, and he had the best luck.
The group suddenly exploded:
“Brother Jiang, what’s wrong with your luck today!”
“Hang up? Brother Jiang, did you call WeChat boss? ”
“I don’t believe it! Jiang Ge won the consolation prize at the annual meeting for five consecutive times, and the dog of Jiang Ge’s family must rob it tonight! ”
Jiang was also shocked for a moment. A moment later, he put down his cell phone, held his sister in the air with both hands, and couldn’t help laughing, “Why are you so powerful?”
The kitten blinked stupidly-flying high!
The fate of the non-chieftain for many years was reversed overnight. Jiang Zhao proudly took a picture of Sister’s small meat claw and showed off in the group: “It is not a dog, but a lucky cat will grab it.”
A long list of “Bye-bye Lucky Cats” was immediately brushed neatly in the group.
Jiang Zhao enjoyed himself for half a year, and when he was finished, he didn’t forget the annual tradition. He sent ten big red envelopes in a row in the group, so that everyone in the studio had a good time in this New Year.
Mrs. Xu is leaning on the sofa putting her feet on Lao Jiang’s legs, making phone calls one by one with the little sisters. From time to time, she looks up at the Spring Festival Evening skits on TV, was really boring.
There was a crackling sound of electronic firecrackers outside the window, and the comedians on TV left and were replaced by graceful dancers. The circle of friends is showing tonight’s big New Year’s Eve dinner. The clocks are running smoothly, and the New Year is coming in less than half an hour.
Plain, stable, and full of hope for a new year.
Jiang Zhao once touched the kitten in his arms, and suddenly he was curious-what Xiao Siye is doing at this time?
It seems that Jiang Zhao can’t help but hear fireworks. It should be quite lively at this time, right?
At this time, the Huo family’s old house.
The bedroom with the best lighting on the second floor has a small European-style terrace. The moonlight falls on the eyebrows of the man standing on the terrace, and his eyes are stained with a layer of cold blue.
A moment later, a WeChat suddenly rang on his cell phone.
An unrealistic fantasy passed through his mind, and Xiao Siye immediately picked up the phone, but at the instant of seeing the caller, the fantasy vanished.
Not, Jiang Zhao.
For a video phone call, Xiao Siye turned on the light of the terrace and lazily connected it on the railing the terrace.
The young man’s big face suddenly appeared on the screen of the mobile phone, revealing a neat white tooth, and the brilliant sunshine behind it: “Brother! Happy new year! ”
Xiao Siye looked down at him with a faint look and a hint of elder brother’s dignity: “Where are you?”
“I’m on a yacht!” Xiao Nian was very happy to give him a live broadcast of his surroundings. Under the bright sunshine, the waves surged, seagulls flew up and down, and the guy next to him was upstairs on his shoulder, laughing and saying hello to Xiao Siye.
Xiao Siye’s look was just a little loose, and he smiled a little, wishing them a good time.
Xiao Nian has long been used to his brother’s picture, which is too lazy to take care of him. Xiao Nian smiled, “Brother, where did you celebrate the New Year today?”
Xiao Siye glanced down at the light downstairs, and only staying in this stockade made him feel extremely bad. He said, “Huo family.”
Xiao Nian’s smile suddenly drew back a little. He pushed his friends aside and said with a positive tone, “They didn’t embarrass you, did they?”
“Embarrassing me?” Xiao Siye gave a low laugh. With a hint of sarcasm, he took out a mint box from his pocket. “They have to be embarrassed to get it.”
Looking at the candy box in his hand, Xiao Nian suddenly looked a little odd: “Brother, don’t you smoke?”
“Quit.” Xiao Siye bit two candies between his lips, and the cold breath came in with the night wind, which made it cool thoroughly.
“You quit smoking? ” Xiao Nian started yelling directly, and the young man opened his eyes wide, just jumping up on the yacht. “You actually quit smoking? I’ve been telling you for almost ten years, but you haven’t quit! I’ve only been out for half a year and you’ve given up smoking! ”
His intermittent voice made Xiao Siye’s ears numb, and he glanced at him with a little disgust: “If you yell again, I’ll hang up.”
“Elder brother-“Xiao Nian immediately lowered his voice with great eyesight, squinting and laughing. “What have you been doing to recently?”
But he knows too well how much his brother is addicted to cigarettes. Xiao Siye seems to be unruly. He only touches one or two cigarettes, but this habit actually started when he was a teenager. Each cigarette is like the first sip of water when he gets up, and it has almost been engraved in Xiao Siye’s life track.
He’s the only one here, and he can control whatever he is addicted to, but that doesn’t mean he can quit the necessities of life.
Unless another more important thing, let his brother willingly abandon his habits for so many years, even more, useful for his own brother.
Xiao Nian’s thought took a turn, before Xiao Siye could speak, he guessed:
“Elder brother, you and my sister-in-law are finally making progress?”
Xiao Siye chewed the mints.
His look changed at this moment, and he couldn’t escape Xiao Nian’s eyes at all. The teenager exclaimed, “Lying in the trough, really! Brother! ！”
Xiao Siye took a deep breath, too. In order to save his temple, which had been noisy and painful, and to prevent himself from calling a private jet directly to hit his brother in another hemisphere, he looked at the screen of his mobile phone and said, “All right, Happy New Year, I’m hanging up.”
“Brother, you must take me back to your wedding ceremony, and I can be flower girl-”
With a beep, the WeChat phone was hung up.
Xiao Nian looked at the mobile phone screen on the chat page, and squatted on the yacht like a fool for half a moment until his companions leaned in curiously and asked him, “What gave made you so happy?”
“Nothing,” Xiao Nian said with a smile, wiping his happy tears and looking at the blue waves in the distance. “It’s not easy to just feel my brother …”
The young man sighed with emotion in a low voice, and his voice, was scattered in the gentle and humid sea breeze.
At the moment when the clock rang, Jiang Zhao’s cell phone rang with countless messages.
One after another, New Year’s greetings poured into the list. Jiang Zhao didn’t check it first, but seriously gave Mrs. Xu and Old Jiang a hug:
“Happy New Year.”
Mrs. Xu smiled and pulled out a thick red envelope from under her pillow: “Come, Happy New Year.”
Jiang Zhao took out one just like the old one, and Jiang Zhao took it in a ridiculous way: “I’m so old, I still have a red envelope.”
“You’re not yet married,” said Mrs. Xu, blinked her eyes. “Hey, when will Xiao Siye come to pay a New Year’s call? I also prepared a red envelope for him. ”
Jiang Zhao coughed lightly and covered for his fake boyfriend: “His hometown is in Jiangcheng, and it is estimated that he won’t come back until the next year.”
Mrs. Xu let out a cry of disappointment and said, “I heard that there will be a same-sex marriage bill in ourr country the next year?”
Jiang Zhao: “… What do you want to express?”
Mrs. Xu smiled and touched his head very kindly: “I don’t want to give red envelopes next year.”
Jiang Zhao: “…”
A phone call suddenly hit his cell phone. Jiang Zhao glanced at the caller and pretended that he didn’t understand anything. He picked it up and left: “I’m going to take a call.”
Mrs. Xu looked at his red ears and fled back, feeling, “Oh, it’s good to be young.”
Old Jiang put down the teacup in his hand: “I’ll take a vacation after the year. Let’s go somewhere to play? ”
Mrs. Xu bent her eyes: “Of course!”
In the room, Jiang Zhao sat on the bed and turned on the phone that rang several times.
The next moment, Xiao Siye’s voice rang on his mobile phone, deep and magnetic: “Happy New Year.”
“… Happy New Year,” Jiang Zhao blinked. “This is also my first New Year call.”
“Really?” Xiao Siye’s voice is happy. “Then I’m honored.”
Listening to his voice, Jiang Zhao couldn’t help but remember the hint of Mrs. Xu in his mind, he felt inexplicably guilty: “My parents also prepared a red envelope for you. When they come back to give it to you, you can just pick it up.”
“Calculate … the year-end award.”
Xiao Siye was also slightly surprised: “I have a red envelope, too?”
Jiang Zhao explained, “Our family’s tradition is that every year as long as the children are not married.”
“That aunt is not very reluctant to give it?” Xiao Siye smiled. “After all, the same-sex marriage bill will be introduced next year.”
Jiang Zhao was suddenly stuck-he didn’t expect that Xiao Siye would say something similar to Mrs. Xu.
A few seconds later, he changed the subject stiffly: “Didn’t you set off fireworks? Jiangcheng should be able to set off fireworks. ”
It was Xiao Siye’s turn to be silent. Although he didn’t speak, there was still a slight wind over there. Jiang Zhao couldn’t help asking, “What’s wrong?”
Xiao Siye coughed lightly: “I’ll confess something to you first.”
Jiang wondered, “Huh?”
“I … didn’t go back to Jiangcheng,” Xiao Siye said. “I temporarily changed my plan and went to a relative’s house for the New Year.”
He doesn’t know why he told Jiang Zhao about it. Even if he didn’t tell Jiang Zhao, it wouldn’t be a problem.
But somehow, at this moment, he suddenly didn’t want to hide anything from Jiang Zhao.
Maybe it’s because of Jiang Zhao’s red envelope, or maybe it’s because … he heard him say, Happy New Year.
After a while, Jiang Zhao said, “Aren’t you very happy at your relative’s house?”
Xiao Siye was also dazed: “Huh?”
Jiang Zhao listened to the singing of Mrs. Xu, the music of the Spring Festival Gala, faintly heard downstairs, and said, “I’ve never seen anyone whose New Year’s Eve is so quiet, so let me ask you. Did I ask the wrong question when I … ”
Xiao Si also suddenly spoke in a low voice: “I really don’t want to come here.”
Jiang Zhao thought, “Then do you want to come to my house?”
Taking his word, he suddenly regretted this sentence. After all, countless seven aunts and eight aunts will come to his house from the beginning to the end. In case Xiao Siye is there, then all his relatives will definitely know that he is his”boyfriend”.
Before Jiang Zhao could take this sentence back, he heard Xiao Siye suddenly raise his voice, “Really?”
Jiang Zhao looked stiff, but he had to grind his teeth when he spilled water when he said it: “… really.”
He heard a rush of footsteps coming from Xiao Siye’s side. Then, he heard the sound of dressing and opening, and Xiao Siye said firmly, “Wait for me.”
After finishing his sentence Xiao Siye hung up the phone, and Jiang Zhao was stunned to see the mobile phone screen of the restored chat page. After a while, it took him a while to react. What is this man going to do-he actually wants to run over in the middle of the night!
At this time, the Huo family can be called a chicken flying to jump on a dog, and the figure of Xiao Siye going downstairs was seen by everyone except the old Huo who went to bed early. Huo Jianxing looked at his figure in a hurry, and suddenly he was furious: “What are you going to do? ！”
Xiao Siye changed into brand-new clothes, and was tidying up his tie. Without looking up, he said, “Go for a stroll.”
Ignoring the roar of Huo Jianxing’s incompetence and fury behind him, he stepped on the night breeze of the New Year’s Day and walked to the car parked outside the old house.
Moments later, a Rolls-Royce drew a perfect arc, carrying the people in the car into the thick night.
Twenty minutes later.
Mrs. Xu went to sleep in Jiangdu, and Jiang Zhao, like a thief, put on his coat and quietly walked into the garden.
He leaned in front of the garden, and he couldn’t remember the last time he was so furtive.
It’s like ….. some puppy love high school couple falling in love behind their parent’s back.
Jiang Zhai was speechless for a moment because of his own metaphor, and time passed quickly. Xiao Siyedidn’t return his message after hanging up the phone, fearing that he was really driving.
He wrapped his coat tightly in the cold wind of the first month, wondering what this was all about.
Just thinking about it, a black Rolls-Royce came not far away, its bright body reflected the moonlight, and it almost didn’t slow down until it stopped at Jiang’s house.
The figure in a coat stepped down from the car, and Jiang Zhao was about to vomit because he was so cold and so exquisite, so Xiao Siye quickly walked in the front of him and opened his arms at him.
Jiang Zhao, subconsciously also raised his arm, this action like suddenly gave Xiao Siye great encouragement, and the next moment he was tightly hugged in his arms.
“Happy New Year.” Xiao Siye said in his ear, light says with a smile.
Jiang Zhao pursed his lips: “Happy New Year, so why do you want to come over tonight?”
Xiao Siye paused for a moment, it seems that now he realized that he had acted impulsively tonight, and he didn’t know how to reply to Jiang Zhao at the moment.
Jiang Zhao didn’t talk, so he gently moved his arm to come out of Xiao Siye’s arms.
However, the next moment, he was hugged by Xiao Siye again. Extremely warm body temperature keeps coming from his arms, and he listens to a very light voice:”Suddenly … I miss you.”
So he drove out in the middle of the night, crossed countless deserted streets, and came here without hesitation, regardless of how many others would criticize his willful actions.
Just to open his arms in the coldest weather to hug you.
SHIZUN: His brother name is Xiao Nian if you saw me using Nien in the future ch tell me. I translated advance chapters and I don’t know where Xiao Nien is mentioned and can’t correct it.
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