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Chapter 82 - Fireworks

Seizing Dreams


“But you are my love, why would I still need to seek it?”


Translator(s): Zryuu
Editor(s): Amalea, FistFullOfDollars, Juurensha

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The ferris wheel came to a stop after completing one rotation, and the staff opened the door.

Yu Hao, face awash with tears, was the first to leave the carriage. He practically bolted through the exit with Zhou Sheng chasing after him from behind. Yu Hao couldn’t stop his tears at all. Fu Liqun was waiting by the exit recording a video for the two of them with his phone  and was instantly stunned when he saw Yu Hao. It was only when Zhou Sheng made an “ok” gesture that Fu Liqun uttered an exaggerated “Wow!”.

“Young Madam!” Fu Liqun shouted, “Interview time, how do you feel right now?”

Yu Hao shouted angrily, “Did you guys plan this all along?!”

Yu Hao only wanted to find a place to hide in for a while, but Zhou Sheng caught up to him and hugged him around the waist. The two of them stood together in front of the restaurant; Zhou Sheng lowered his head while he held Yu Hao, and without any hesitation, kissed Yu Hao on the lips.

A huge sensation immediately stirred in front of the restaurant! Cen Shan immediately covered her mouth, and before anyone around them could react, Zhou Sheng said to the manager outside the restaurant, “Told you so, that wasn’t my girlfriend just now.”

Manager, “……”

Yu Hao pushed Zhou Sheng away and ran into the restaurant to hide. He leaned on the table next to the window. Everywhere was practically flooded with sunlight. Zhou Sheng took a tissue and handed it to him; Yu Hao used one hand to cover his eyes with the tissue and blocked Zhou Sheng with his other hand. His voice was trembling as he said, “Give me some time to calm down, this is all too sudden.”

Zhou Sheng blew his nose as he sat opposite Yu Hao. Yu Hao could only hear his laughter, and at this time, he really wanted to just let it all out and have a good cry.

“What’s wrong.” Zhou Sheng began asking to just get hit, “Did happiness come too suddenly? No more blind dates? Are you still gonna eat what I cook?”

Zhou Sheng was like a kid as he sprawled on the table and looked up at Yu Hao. Yu Hao gave him a hard kick under the table.

“Young Master!” Someone came in, “Treat us to drinks ah! Was your confession a success?”

“Didn’t I treat you guys long ago?” Zhou Sheng said, “It Takes Two to Love was bought by your Young Madam himself, what do you have in your hand?”

Yu Hao, “You……”

That person could only leave. Cen Shan and Fu Liqun were still taking pictures of Yu Hao and Zhou Sheng from outside the landing window. Zhou Sheng said, “Quick, wifey, smile? Gege and sis-in-law are taking photos of you.”

Yu Hao turned his head sideways and almost fell apart. He thought, so all of you knew long ago? Zhou Sheng reached out and placed his arm around Yu Hao’s shoulder, then made a “yeah” gesture at Cen Shan and Fu Liqun.

Yu Hao had just recovered from his cold, and his head began to hurt and buzz again. Zhou Sheng leaned on the table again and said, “I didn’t sleep at all last night, but you slept quite soundly huh.”

Yu Hao, “……”

Zhou Sheng, “Your lips are so soft, I’ve always wanted to kiss them, but I always thought that idea seemed sinful, like I’m a pervert. Let me kiss you again?”

Yu Hao wanted to block him, but Zhou Sheng pulled his hand away and leaned forward to kiss him again, then he even licked his own lips as if he hadn’t had enough.

“Crap.” Zhou Sheng said, “Looks like I stimulated you a little too much.”

Yu Hao said, “Give me some water……I feel like I’m gonna die.”

Zhou Sheng hurriedly got up and bought a bottle of water for Yu Hao. He twisted it open, and Yu Hao downed half a bottle before he finally felt more comfortable. Zhou Sheng said, “I need to go to the washroom, don’t go anywhere, and just wait for me here……”

As he spoke, Zhou Sheng rushed to the toilet at top speed and rushed back. Yu Hao felt as if several planets had collided into each other, their collisions a chaotic disarray, exploding, and setting off fireworks. It felt like his body was being crushed, right down to his very bones.

“I thought you were already dating her.” Yu Hao thought about it over and over again and for some reason, this was what he said.

“Who?” Zhou Sheng was a little confused, then said, “Oh……no, I rejected her the first time we met. She said that ‘we can be friends first,’ but Bei Xiaozhou got me to……never mind, it’s hard for me to say. Her Dad asked my Dad for my address, so Bei Xiaozhou took her straight to our dormitory building. When I saw her off, I accidentally leaked out how we were coming to the amusement park today, so Bei Xiaozhou told me that I had to talk to her no matter what and clear the air, I thought……”

Yu Hao stared blankly at Zhou Sheng. Zhou Sheng tore off the band aid on his finger, revealing a wound that was slightly white and had already begun to heal. He was explaining earnestly to Yu Hao, but Yu Hao kept getting distracted -- his brain server had crashed.

“……that I might as well be upfront about everything today.” Zhou Sheng looked at Yu Hao and smiled, “Oh yeah, now I remember that I still need to give Bei Xiaozhou an answer.”

“I was quick to reject her the first time we met.” Zhou Sheng said as he texted, “But all I said was ‘I don’t want to date,’ which couldn’t be considered a reason. If I said that I have someone I like, I would have needed to explain who it was, and if I said that it was you, I was afraid that if her father knew, he would tell my Dad. I didn’t want you to get hurt……”

Zhou Sheng was rambling a little incoherently as he explained things. Yu Hao just kept nodding, and in the end, he said, “Actually, it doesn't matter anymore.”

Zhou Sheng finished texting, put away his phone, and just looked at Yu Hao.

Yu Hao laughed too. Zhou Sheng said, “In a good mood now?”

Yu Hao said softly, “I’ve always been in a good mood.”

Zhou Sheng suddenly said, “Do you remember that high school kid?”

Yu Hao, “Ou Qihang?”

Zhou Sheng said, “Today, I finally remember where I met him. The last time we worked here, I was barbequing chicken wings behind the counter and you sat by the window after work to wait for me. He secretly took a photo of you on his phone. Lao Gao! Did someone come here to ask for Yu Hao’s number?”

The manager answered with an “ai”, and said, “There was someone, he said he was his junior and wanted to consult him about the entrance exam for your school.”

Zhou Sheng, “Damn, I knew it was you! Lao Gao! How could you just give out someone’s number like that?”

The manager said, “He also worked here for several days and seemed like a simple high school kid. He noticed the registration form in the office, and your numbers were on it. I didn’t give it to him, he found it himself.”

Yu Hao, “……”

Zhou Sheng smiled, “Pretty scheming ma. I’m guessing he’s not after you, but he probably wants to stir something up. If he dares find you again, just watch how I’ll deal with him.”

Yu Hao said, “I have no money, no abilities, and I’m dumb too, what could he gain by deceiving me?”

Zhou Sheng, “Forget it, I’ll protect you well.”

Yu Hao paid no attention to it at all, but as Zhou Sheng had said, it didn’t matter at all anymore.

Yu Hao was still a little overwhelmed. His hands kept fiddling with the music box Zhou Sheng gave him.

“I enrolled in a class and spent ages on it.” Zhou Sheng continued, “The clockwork mechanism kept going out of tune, but I didn’t let the teacher fix the sound for me.”

Yu Hao laughed and wound up the music box.《My Little Happiness》played again. The two people seated at the corner of the restaurant were bathed in sunshine.

“When did you think of making this?” Yu Hao asked.

“When summer vacation just started.” Zhou Sheng answered, “But if it’s about liking you, then it should’ve been much earlier ba? I think the first time I heard you sing in college was when I started……kind of……liking you a little. I just thought that, if I did those things to you, it would be a little……a little perverted.”

“Actually you didn’t need to……I mean, you didn’t need to……prepare all this.” Yu Hao said, “Even if you had just casually mentioned it to me, I would still……still……”

Yu Hao had slowly regained his composure, yet Zhou Sheng said earnestly, “You think too much. If I had told you casually, you would have thought that I only agreed to this out of pity. But it’s not. I wanted you to know that I really like you. I love you, Yu Hao.”

“Stop talking.” Yu Hao said, “I’m going to cry again……”

Zhou Sheng smiled and said, “If there really were no feelings, I would just refuse others straight out. It’s not like I’m a central air conditioner.”

Yu Hao tried his best to calm down. Zhou Sheng has always been this blunt and direct; he had just bluntly spoken the truth.

“Then what exactly were you so angry about the day before yesterday?” Yu Hao said, “I thought you were annoyed with me.”

Zhou Sheng, “I was annoyed at myself, ok? I was stuck ah, I couldn’t defeat Medusa, and you even saw me in that sort of state. I thought I could win.” As he spoke, he sighed, “I’m afraid that I’ll never be able to defeat myself in this lifetime ba.”

Yu Hao suddenly understood -- Zhou Sheng has always been battling his inner demons. He wanted to overcome the childhood trauma left by his family and rid himself of all of his baggage before confessing to Yu Hao, then build a better future together with him.

“Did you think that we'd fight over this?” Yu Hao said, “We won’t, Zhou Sheng.”

“Could you say ‘hubby’?” Zhou Sheng looked at him expectantly.

Yu Hao, “……”

Zhou Sheng didn’t say anything. The corners of his lips were slightly upturned, and his gaze shifted to look outside the landing window.

“H……hubby.” Yu Hao said.

Ai!” Zhou Sheng smiled, and his smile shone as brilliantly as the sun. Yu Hao thought, why are you so certain that you’ll be the hubby? Forget it, as long as they can be together, he was willing to do anything.

“I’m still angry about that Rubik’s cube.”

After a while, Zhou Sheng slowly said, “After you piece the six sides together, the patterns are serialized as I, L, O, V, E, U.”

Yu Hao, “……”

Zhou Sheng said, “Now I have the right to eat vinegar ba? Then I’m gonna fucking start eating all the vinegar I want! From now on I’ll see who dares come and chat you up again!”

Yu Hao, “………………”

“Eat ba.” Yu Hao could only answer with this. He knew that Zhou Sheng was just joking, and indeed, Zhou Sheng laughed again and reached out to touch Yu Hao’s face, “I’m just teasing you. Since I get to be with you, I don’t need to eat any vinegar in the future.”

Ever since Yu Hao got off the ferris wheel, he had been constantly besieged by Zhou Sheng in rapid fire succession until he became a little delirious. Today was a day in his life when mountains shook and the earth’s crust was in upheaval. But it just felt like a dream to him, the person who was actually immersed in the situation.

Zhou Sheng said, “What are you thinking about, wifey?”

Yu Hao said, "Don't say anything first, give me some time to calm down."

Yu Hao looked at Zhou Sheng and just thought that he was really too handsome. Zhou Sheng's teasing smile slowly receded, and his expression became earnest as he looked directly at Yu Hao.

"You're so good-looking." Zhou Sheng said, "Sometimes I get hard just by looking at you."

Yu Hao, "……”

Zhou Sheng, "Okay, I'll stop talking."

The two of them then just stared at each other. At last, Zhou Sheng couldn’t stay still anymore and suddenly said, “Let’s compete to see who laughs first. The first one who can’t hold back their laughter loses.”

Yu Hao began laughing, and he laughed so hard he bowled over the table. He felt like a complete lunatic today.

“I cried too much today.” Yu Hao said, “Wailing and sobbing, it’s so embarrassing.”

Zhou Sheng just smiled as he looked at him and continued to gaze at him for awhile like this. Yu Hao said, “I like you so much, Zhou Sheng.”

When Zhou Sheng heard this, his eyes turned slightly red, and he said, “Me too. I don’t know what happened to me. Did you come into my dream at some point and steal my heart away?” (lemme slowly walk away before I get over my embarrassment to continue translating)
(split here)

Yu Hao took a deep breath and slowly calmed down. He felt like the shock he received today would last him for at least a month.

“What’re you thinking about?” Zhou Sheng asked again.

Yu Hao said, “That was my first kiss. I was totally unprepared and it was gone just like that.”

Zhou Sheng, “It was my first kiss too.”

Yu Hao responded with an “un”. Zhou Sheng continued, “Then let’s kiss again ba.”

Yu Hao was about to check their surroundings when Zhou Sheng openly -- indifferent to whether there was anyone else in the restaurant -- leaned over and kissed Yu Hao on the lips again.

The warmth of his lips and the soft sensation was so addictive to Yu Hao that after one kiss, he wanted more.

“What are you thinking about?” Yu Hao asked.

“You really want to know?” Zhou Sheng said as he tidied up his jeans and smiled.

Yu Hao looked at Zhou Sheng doubtfully. Zhou Sheng said, “I’m thinking about when to take you out to get a room.”

Yu Hao was thoroughly stunned. So……so fast? Zhou Sheng continued, “Gege asked me to prepare in advance, but I was too nervous and didn’t prepare……”

Yu Hao immediately said, “We don’t need to rush that ba? I……I need to mentally prep myself too.”

Yu Hao had seen some pictures on the forum before, and those pictures almost scared him off his chair. A lot of them came from foreign countries, and it looked like it must be very painful and uncomfortable ba! Even he had to mentally prepare himself and he was gay to begin with, let alone someone like Zhou Sheng who had never had never been attacted to guys before.

Yu Hao, “That……Hu……Hu……” He really found it a bit hard to say.

Un? What’s wrong, Wifey?” But Zhou Sheng could say it really smoothly.

“I wanna ask you.” Yu Hao thought it over and over and felt like he needed to confirm it. At this time, he suddenly understood why Zhou Sheng had said that he wanted to confess to Yu Hao in a very serious and earnest fashion -- Yu Hao did indeed lack a lot of self-confidence.

“Say it ah.” Zhou Sheng answered.

“You really……have feelings for guys?” Yu Hao said, “Like sexual desires?”

Zhou Sheng, “Oh? Are we discussing Freud’s theories of sex and the psychology of love?”

Yu Hao said, “No, I’m just afraid, afraid that you……” As he spoke, his eyes met Zhou Sheng’s contemplative gaze.

“Not for Gege, not for Xia Lei or the rest too.” Zhou Sheng, “Not for Kaikai, and even less so for Xue Long……”

Yu Hao almost spat his drink out. Zhou Sheng continued, “Only for you.”

Yu Hao thought, how does that feel exactly? Does this mean that Zhou Sheng got bent by me? He felt a bit apologetic towards Zhou Sheng.

“Feels pretty exciting.” Zhou Sheng could tell what Yu Hao wanted to ask from his expression, then thought about it again and said, “I might be bisexual? If you don’t believe me, come and kiss me, then I’ll let you touch me, and you’ll know if I’m lying to you or not.”

Yu Hao should have said no, but he changed his mind and said, “Okay.”

Zhou Sheng shrugged and closed his eyes. Yu Hao turned and looked around. It was close to dusk, and there was no longer anyone in the restaurant. So he crossed the table and lowered his head to kiss Zhou Sheng. Zhou Sheng pulled Yu Hao’s hand up to press against him, and Yu Hao knew that he did have feelings for him.

When their lips parted, Zhou Sheng opened his eyes, and a hint of a smile could be seen in his eyes.

“The fireworks will be starting soon.” The manager said, “Aren’t you guys gonna go on a few more rides? Instead you’re just making out wherever.”

Yu Hao’s face instantly flushed red. Zhou Sheng said, “What’s wrong with having a date in your shop? It’s not like we’re taking up space!”

The manager said, “I’ll give you guys a pair of It Takes Two to Love ba, we’re closing soon!”

Zhou Sheng went to get the drink and briefly chatted with the manager, then left with Yu Hao. When they left the restaurant, a gust of wind blew past, and the setting sun glowed with a gold hue. Yu Hao suddenly felt like the world around him seemed surreal. From now on, I’ll be in a relationship with Zhou Sheng? What will we do in the future? And what will our future be like?

Zhou Sheng took off his jacket and handed it to Yu Hao, “It’s a bit cold now. You just recovered from your cold, put it on ba.”

Yu Hao said, “I have a jacket……”

“Could you listen to your Hubby?” Zhou Sheng looked at him and motioned to Yu Hao to look at the couple cups in his hand, reminding him that they were already together.

Yu Hao thought, oh God, how am I supposed to sleep tonight? My head’s starting to hurt again.

Zhou Sheng looked down as he texted Fu Liqun and the others to ask where they were, then he asked Yu Hao, “Is it okay to watch fireworks together with everyone else?”

Yu Hao, “Of course……”

“I thought you might still be a bit embarrassed.” Zhou Sheng muttered to himself.

There will be a fireworks show at 7.30pm. Today was the last day of summer vacation, so the fireworks show would be grander than usual. Zhou Sheng found a bench and sat down with his arm around Yu Hao’s shoulder.

“Are you cold?” Zhou Sheng said, “If you’re cold, hug me.”

Yu Hao laughed, “Stop teasing me like that; I won’t be able to hold myself back.”

“What’s wrong with teasing you a little? I couldn’t do it before, but now I can tease you all I want.” Zhou Sheng looked into the distance; Fu Liqun and the others slowly arrived in groups of two or three.

Yu Hao, “……”

Zhou Sheng took his phone out and nimbly tossed and turned it around. He switched it to self-timer mode and raised it up horizontally. Yu Hao thought he wanted to take a picture of the ferris wheel in the sunset, but Zhou Sheng turned his head and kissed Yu Hao, then pressed down on the self-timer key.

“Somebody’s watching.” Yu Hao said.

“Who cares about them.” Zhou Sheng said nonchalantly.

As night slowly fell, the sky turned purplish red. Zhou Sheng looked at his phone and said, “Xue Long’s checking the dorms today; we can’t go out.”

“I want to return to the dorm too.” Yu Hao had been so swept away by love today that he almost felt like vomiting, “Let’s go back when we’re done watching ba.”

Zhou Sheng raised his eyebrow at Yu Hao mischievously and said, “Then wait for me to prepare beforehand and study a little first.”

Yu Hao, “Are you going to study with books? Sex education doesn’t teach that.”

Zhou Sheng, “I can consult Kaikai.”

Fu Liqun’s voice rang out from behind them, “Young Master, that’s being too much of a bully ba.”

Yu Hao got a fright. Zhou Sheng asked, “When did you come over?”

“When you were talking about studying.” Fu Liqun said.

Cen Shan was laughing so hard she almost collapsed to the ground. Zhou Sheng said, “Sis-in-law was so unrestrained today, how many times did she take the roller coaster?”

“For an entire afternoon ba. I’ve basically opened the door to a whole new world, it’s so fun.” Cen Shan said gravely. Fu Liqun’s face was ghastly pale, and he clearly wasn’t feeling very well.

Fu Liqun said, “Yu Hao, please take some pity on the disabled and make some space for Gege bei.”

Yu Hao quickly got up, “Both of you can sit.”

Zhou Sheng said, “Ai! I knew Gege has good judgment, thank you!”

Yu Hao, “???”

Yu Hao was about to stand to the side when Fu Liqun and Zhou Sheng tacitly sat on either end of the bench; Fu Liqun sat down, reached out to wrap his arm around Cen Shang’s waist and let her sit on his thigh, while Zhou Sheng pulled Yu Hao over by his waist to make him sit on his lap.

Fu Liqun, “No need to be so polite, you’re welcome na!”

Yu Hao blushed and wondered, what kind of rapport is this? Zhou Sheng reached out and pulled up Yu Hao’s hood; the two of them snuggled together as the fireworks started and exploded with a “bang”, illuminating their faces.

Yu Hao stared at the fireworks in a daze, but Zhou Sheng was looking at Yu Hao’s face with a smile in his eyes.

“I’m giving you this.” Yu Hao whispered as he took out the love charm that Cen Shan had given him from his pocket. Zhou Sheng looked at Yu Hao and smiled, but didn’t take it.

“That charm’s only effective today.” Cen Shan said, “You can throw it away already.”

Yu Hao, “But isn’t this used to find love?”

Zhou Sheng, “But you are my love, why would I still need to look for it?”

Yu Hao, “…………”

“Oh dear.” Fu Liqun said, “Zhou Sheng don’t do that, Laozi’s sleeping alone tonight! Take pity on me bai!”

Fireworks rapidly flared in the night sky. Under the night sky, like countless shards of broken jade and falling stars, they shook the world and illuminated the earth. The ferris wheel spewed out dazzling, colourful flames, and everyone in the amusement park cheered together.

“I love this ferris wheel so much.” Yu Hao muttered to himself.


Translator's Comment:

Zryuu: ZS you damn sap do u KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I HAD TO STOP TRANSLATING OUT OF EMBARRASSMENT

Juurensha: ZS you finally get to go full lovey-dovey couple mode, and I am very happy for you.

Ame: /screaming

Dollars: ah my heart is so full. I feel like it is bursting along with the fireworks ♡\( ̄▽ ̄)/♡


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hiddenvoid
hiddenvoid
10 days ago

Yu Hao babe I believe in you! Become the gong!

grandson
grandson
11 days ago

The dog food torture has begun

wontons
wontons
22 days ago

The 2nd hand embarrasment is too much for this chapter BUT I AM SO HAPPY !!! ZS YOU BETTER BE GOOD AND MAKE HAOHAO THE HAPPIEST WIFEY OR I’LL RIOT

imanordinaryhooman
imanordinaryhooman
1 month ago

The loooong wait is over ❤

Sunny
Sunny
1 month ago

AHHHHHHH I’M GONNA FACKING DIE ////////// 💖💖💖💖✨💖✨💖✨💖✨💖

Spica
Spica
5 months ago

Let me calm down too.Tat escalates too quickly just like rollercoaster.And It’s like a dam broke,Im getting 2nd hand embarrasment lol

Azherk
Azherk
1 year ago

“Not for Gege, not for Xia Lei or the rest too.” Zhou Sheng, “Not for Kaikai, and even less so for Xue Long……” How did Xue Long even get on that equation?…ROFL

ZS is so sappy(⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄)⁄

yellauraya
yellauraya
5 months ago
Reply to  Azherk

i almost spat my drinks out too, along with yu hao, because of that 😂😂

Advaita Jairam
Advaita Jairam
1 year ago

WHAT THE HELL IS ALL THIS SUGAR MY BP WENT UP I GOT DIABETES AND I LITERALLY DIED VIA CHOKING ON DOG FOOD LIKE DO YOU EVEN KNOW THAT THE WATERFALL OF SUGAR COMING OUT OF YOUR MOUTH COULD KILL PEOPLE?!

Gilliane Pornasdoro
Gilliane Pornasdoro
1 year ago

IT’S LIKE ZHOU SHENG WAS PUT OUT OF A LEASH, HE BECAME MORE WILD AND UNRESTRAINED ?