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Chapter 14 - Memory

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Life was now different


Translator(s): juurensha
TLC(s): moon
Editor(s): Jane, jelly

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"I'm sorry." Chi Xiaoduo said, "I saw it on the shelf, and I was curious, so I wanted to look at it..."

Xiang Cheng thought to himself, I should have put it away earlier, that was too careless of me.

"Does your head hurt?" Xiang Cheng asked. "That stuff isn’t for smelling….damn."

"No ah,” Chi Xiaoduo said blankly. "But there wasn’t anything in there, right?"

Xiang Cheng had no way to answer that at all, because even for him, this was the first time that he had encountered such a situation. 

"In the future, don't just casually touch my things." Xiang Cheng said.

"I'm sorry." Chi Xiaoduo was about to cry. 

Xiang Cheng realized that he had spoken too harshly, and he could only say, "Forget it, you can freely touch my things ba. There's nothing left that can't be touched anyway."

"Was there anything important in it?" Chi Xiaoduo asked, "Can it be fixed?"

Xiang Cheng waved his hand and said, "No, it's nothing. It's Heaven’s will."

Xiang Cheng said that it was nothing, but Chi Xiaoduo intuitively felt that he had caused trouble and felt very guilty. In a strange turn of events, it was Xiang Cheng who became very embarrassed and tried to comfort Chi Xiaoduo with a few words. However, the dead mola fish in Chi Xiaoduo's heart wasn’t so easy to save, and he was depressed all night long. Xiang Cheng really had a headache at that, so he could only speak earnestly. 

"It's not that the contents were valuable." Xiang Cheng said, "I'm just afraid that after you smelled it, you’d have problems with your health.”

Chi Xiaoduo said pitifully, "I'm sorry..."

"No need to apologize." Xiang Cheng said, "If you want to play with snuff boxes, it’s fine if I just give it to you."

As he said that, Xiang Cheng went in, took out the snuff bottle and directly handed it to Chi Xiaoduo. He said, "It's really not valuable. Even if you broke it, I wouldn’t feel bad, I'm just afraid that the medicinal powder will have a bad effect on you. Here, I’ll give this to you.”

Chi Xiaoduo's heart stung, and he held the snuff bottle and looked at it. 

"But what exactly was in it? There was nothing inside when I opened it ah. "

Xiang Cheng: “....”

"Stop asking." This time, it was Xiang Cheng’s turn to want to cry. 

The next day, Chi Xiaoduo secretly took a trip outside. Xiang Cheng got up, wearing only a pair of underwear. When he got up to go to the bathroom, he saw that the master bedroom was open and that Chi Xiaoduo was gone. He was so scared that he hurriedly dug for his cellphone to make a call. Chi Xiaoduo came back stealthily while carrying a white paper bag.

"I went out to buy something." Chi Xiaoduo said.

"I was scared to death by you!" Xiang Cheng said, "Next time, let me know before you leave me." Saying that, he came up to touch Chi Xiaoduo’s forehead, and asked. "Do you feel faint?"

Chi Xiaoduo: “??”

Xiang Cheng was really too strange, and his way of caring for people was also very strange, but Chi Xiaoduo enjoyed it very much. He shook his head and said, "I’m okay ah."

Xiang Cheng said, "I'll take you out later to relax a bit. The scores come out today, right? Check it ba. "

Chi Xiaoduo was like a mola fish incubating its eggs, pressing the paper bag under his stomach and sticking out his butt as he logged onto the website to check his score with his test certificate. 

Xiang Cheng sat on the sofa and looked at Chi Xiaoduo's computer screen. Chi Xiaoduo smiled and looked back at him.

"If I pass, I'll..."

"What are you going to do?" Xiang Cheng asked.

"I'll stop going to work la!" Chi Xiaoduo took a deep breath, hit enter, entered the scores page, and the page froze.

"You don't like your current job?" Xiang Cheng asked.

"It’s not that I don’t like it." Chi Xiaoduo pressed the F5 key repeatedly with a papapa sound while saying, "But it’s not like I can spend my whole life drawing diagrams ah. Every day repeats and repeats and repeats, and sometimes I really feel in the pits of despair."

"So what do you want to do?" Xiang Cheng asked.

Chi Xiaoduo pressed the F5 key attentively and replied, "I don't know, but for now, I'll have a rest for a while ba."

"Then I hope your dream will come true."

Chi Xiaoduo asked, “What about you? What’s your dream?”

“I don’t have any dreams,” Xiang Cheng thought about it then said, “I just go where the wind blows. My dad wanted me to be a person who was useful to society. My only regret is that there’s no one outside my profession who understands my work ba.”

Chi Xiaoduo: “.....”

Chi Xiaoduo thought, it might really be hard for family members to understand male public relations, but I can understand.

"Whatever your job is," Chi Xiaoduo said with a smile, "we are good friends, right?"

Xiang Cheng looked at Chi Xiaoduo with a bit of joy in his eyes.

"WOW AHHHHHHHH--" Chi Xiaoduo started shouting madly.

Xiang Cheng was almost frightened by Chi Xiaoduo and asked, "Did you pass?"

"Passed, passed, passed--!" Chi Xiaoduo bellowed, then threw himself onto Xiang Cheng, put his arms around his neck, and exerted all his energy into snuggling into his arms. He wondered should I take the opportunity to kiss him, could I take the chance to pretend to be crazy and kiss him? Forget it, I'm so nervous I can't do such a thing, okay that's it.

Chi Xiaoduo looked up, and while he was hesitating, both of them blushed. Chi Xiaoduo let go of Xiang Cheng and jumped around on the sofa. Xiang Cheng was also laughing; it seemed that he found him funny, but was happy for him.

"So great!" Chi Xiaoduo said, "I just knew I would pass. I’m giving you a gift, one for each of us. Let’s celebrate a bit--dangdangdangdang!”

Chi Xiaoduo pulled out the white bag, and Xiang Cheng was immediately dumbfounded. 

Chi Xiaoduo opened the box and gave Xiang Cheng the IPhone6+ inside. 

Xiang Cheng asked, "You just went out to buy it?"

“Hehehe,” Chi Xiaoduo said, “Give me the SIM card, I’ll help you cut it out.”

This was the first time Xiang Cheng had used such an expensive phone. Chi Xiaoduo had bought two, so obviously, he liked it very much. The two of them came together, and Chi Xiaoduo cut out the SIM card and taught him how to use it. Xiang Cheng was a little reluctant to even put it down. He nodded and said, "I’ll take care of it. I like this cellphone, I've wanted to buy one for a long time."

Chi Xiaoduo's hair was a mess. Looking at Xiang Cheng, he “hehe’d” with laughter and felt that this moment was the happiest time in his life.

Xiang Cheng turned the cellphone around and around to look at it, and Chi Xiaoduo more or less taught him how to use it. He said, "You can learn slowly, it's very easy to use."

They were very close to each other, and Chi Xiaoduo's face was red. He taught Xiang Cheng how to use the cellphone, and along the way, also downloaded some Lady Gaga songs for him. Xiang Cheng was befuddled after the lessons, and it was still too difficult for him, so he said, "I'll go take a bath, and then we can tidy things up. Afterwards, let's go out and have fun, and slowly learn later."

"Okay, okay!" Chi Xiaoduo breathed out before jumping up from the sofa and onto the bed.He rolled around and then jumped on the bed again. Xiang Cheng went to take a bath with a smile. Chi Xiaoduo rolled around 720 degrees on the sofa and buried his face in the middle of the pillow, his butt propped up in the air as a zombie-like grin was plastered across his face.

Excellent! Life was now different--today was a memorable life turning point! Chi Xiaoduo took out his cellphone, changed the SIM card, charged it, and along the way synchronized all his apps. Later he’d go on a vacation with Xiang Cheng, it was really too wonderful, lalalalala——

Chi Xiaoduo laughed while opening his photos. He transferred the photos to his new cellphone, and took a casual look through Xiang Cheng's photos. From the first day they met to the most recent pictures, the system automatically synchronized everything. He decided to choose one to make his background picture.

Scrolling through, Chi Xiaoduo suddenly discovered that there were several videos and a pile of random pictures that he had never seen before in his photo gallery. 

Chi Xiaoduo: “?”

They seemed to be set on the subway, where there was a green glow, but was otherwise very dark. 

What was going on? Chi Xiaoduo remembered that he hadn’t recorded any videos on the subway ah.

After Chi Xiaoduo finished syncing, he opened the one minute and three second video. The timestamp was from the night after he had had the oil massage and took the subway to go home. Within the green glowing compartment, Xiang Cheng was fighting against a black-colored monster, while Chi Xiaoduo hid under the seats and recorded the video.

Chi Xiaoduo: “....”

What was going on? Why don’t I remember anything about this?

Chi Xiaoduo saw another hand in the camera, and when his dropped cellphone was picked up, he saw his own frightened expression. 

At this moment, his whole body was shaking uncontrollably. He had recorded such a video at some time that he didn’t know about??!!

Fuck-- Chi Xiaoduo's only feeling was that all the hair on his head and back were all standing up now, and a horrifying feeling swept across his entire body. He gritted his teeth and switched to the next video. 

It was from the night they had been at Lianhua Mountain. Xiang Cheng was anxiously saying something to him, but the video ended in less than forty seconds as a big black bird with nine heads pressed down on Xiang Cheng and clawed at him. 

Chi Xiaoduo was almost scared to the point he was about to pee himself. In an instant, he felt a sense of panic, and goose bumps appeared all over his body. He felt that he was in a horror film, and his missing memories and his view of Xiang Cheng going askew scared him so much he was about to cry. 

What was going on?!

Xiang Cheng took a bath and came out. He was completely bare besides a pair of underwear and whistled at Chi Xiaoduo.

Chi Xiaoduo's eyes turned from his cellphone to Xiang Cheng. His hair stood on end, and his eyes were full of fear.

"What?" Xiang Cheng asked, "Do you not feel good?"

Xiang Cheng walked over, and Chi Xiaoduo cried out and fell off the sofa. "Don't come here!" 

Chi Xiaoduo's face was pale, and he trembled as he moved backwards. Xiang Cheng took another step, and Chi Xiaoduo immediately burst into tears with a “wah.”

"What have you done to me?!" Chi Xiaoduo screamed. "What's going on here?! Why do I have videos of you on my cellphone, but I don't know anything about them! And I even filmed them myself... "

This matter was beyond Xiang Cheng's knowledge. He clearly remembered deleting the videos, so how could Chi Xiaoduo still watch them?

“Listen to my explanation,” Xiang Cheng said, “I’m not a bad person.”

“Mommy--” Chi Xiaoduo cried and couldn't help trying to hide. He turned around and started crawling towards the foyer. 

Xiang Cheng roared, "Calm down!"

At this point, Chi Xiaoduo was too scared to cry anymore. His eyes were completely red, and he stared at Xiang Cheng.

Xiang Cheng took a deep breath and said, "I'm not a bad person. Xiaoduo, believe me."

Chi Xiaoduo made a move completely beyond Xiang Cheng’s expectations.

He quickly got up and rushed out of the door. Xiang Cheng turned pale and rushed after him, but Chi Xiaoduo slammed the door on him. Then, Chi Xiaoduo pushed over the shoe cabinet in the corridor to block the door, and then rushed towards the elevator. As luck would have it, the elevator had stopped at this floor, and Chi Xiaoduo rushed into the elevator.

There was a loud noise in the corridor, and the shoe cabinet fell over. Xiang Cheng ran out in just his underwear. He floated over quickly to the elevator, slapped the button, and roared, “Listen to my explanation! Chi Xiaoduo! Don't run! I promise I won't touch you! "

Chi Xiaoduo was so scared that he was paralyzed and gasping for breath in the elevator. Xiang Cheng's voice gradually went further away, and when the elevator reached the first floor, Chi Xiaoduo ran out in a panic, not even knowing what direction he was going in.

Upstairs, Xiang Cheng had no time to go back to get dressed. Wearing just a pair of low black briefs, he ran downstairs from the fire escape. When he arrived at the first floor, Chi Xiaoduo had already run off to who knows where.

Xiang Cheng shouted, "Chi Xiaoduo! Come back quickly--”

Xiang Cheng ran out of the garden community, and a group of chatting aunts were startled. Xiang Cheng ignored the onlookers and ran down the road towards the bus stop. The sun was shining, and a handsome, strong, long-legged, bronzed man who was almost naked and only covering his key part with a small piece of lycra elastic underwear, ran to the bus stop.

All the people at the bus stop immediately pointed their cameras at him. Xiang Cheng hurriedly hid behind the bus stop sign, shouting, "Chi Xiaoduo!"

Xiang Cheng couldn't find Chi Xiaoduo at all. He stuck his fingers between his lips and whistled. The silver bird swooped over, and Xiang Cheng pointed into the distance. Surrounded by countless pedestrians, he turned around and ran away, rushing home to get dressed. 

Xiang Cheng, who was streaking, came back home under the aunties’ gazes and clicking tongues. In the corridor, there was a ding sound. When the elevator arrived, Xiang Cheng ran out and saw that the door to their apartment had already been blown closed by the wind. 

Xiang Cheng: “....”

He hadn’t brought his cellphone or wallet, and he wasn’t even wearing a shirt or pants. Xiang Cheng was dumbfounded. 

Chi Xiaoduo’s spirit had left his body, and he sat in the taxi. The driver asked, "Where are you going, pretty boy? Are you alright?”

Chi Xiaoduo suddenly returned to his senses and said, "Go to... Yuexiu District."

"Where in Yuexiu District?" the driver asked. 

"Um..." Chi Xiaoduo thought of Yang Xingjie, and his first thought was where they had had tea last time.

"Shipu Road, Guangzhou Rest... Yes, Guangzhou Restaurant." Chi Xiaoduo instinctively said, and then quickly synchronized his contacts from the cloud and dialed Yang Xingjie's number.

Yang Xingjie seemed a bit exhausted when he picked up. He almost didn’t appear to be awake and said, “Hello.”

Chi Xiaoduo was quiet for a while and suddenly felt that he shouldn't have gone to find Yang Xingjie. Was it okay to show him the videos? Would he bring people to seize Xiang Cheng?

He struggled for a moment in his heart, but Yang Xingjie then woke up.

“Xiaoduo ah,” Yang Xingjie laughed. “What’s up?”

Chi Xiaoduo sobered up and said, “No...nothing. Were you sleeping? Sorry to bother you. Were you on duty yesterday night?”

Yang Xingjie replied, “Slept at four, I’ve already slept enough. Right…”

Yang Xingjie roused his spirits as he flipped up from his dormitory bed, put on his trousers, looked at himself in the mirror, put on his headphones, and said with a smile, "Today the scores for the first-class certification come out, right? Wang-xiong asked me to celebrate with you or comfort you a bit. What's the situation now? "

"Er..." Chi Xiaoduo was already so scared that he had forgotten all about it, and he replied, "Yes, yes, I passed, I passed."

"Congratulations." Yang Xingjie's voice was cordial and warm, and he said, "I'll treat you to tea? Do you have time?"

"Yes, yes." Chi Xiaoduo replied, "I'll treat you ba, Guangzhou Rest... No, there shouldn’t be any seats left now. Tang Palace instead ba, is that okay?"

"Of course." Yang Xingjie and Chi Xiaoduo agreed upon a time, and Chi Xiaoduo asked the driver to turn around.

When arriving at the restaurant, Chi Xiaoduo was still watching that clip of Xiang Cheng's video. The more he watched it, the more terrified he felt. He was so scared that his whole body was drenched in sweat. 

[Watch out--!]

In the video, Xiang Cheng leapt at him, the camera shook, then pointed at the sky, and he continued to film from the gap in Xiang Cheng’s arms. At that time, the situation was obviously very dangerous. The darkness and twinkling white light mixed, and the roar of monsters sounded around them. Chi Xiaoduo was completely confused, trying to guess exactly what Xiang Cheng was doing. 

The cellphone was sent flying, the camera swept past, and in that instant, Chi Xiaoduo saw him and Xiang Cheng. Xiang Cheng was huddled over in a protective position, holding Chi Xiaoduo tightly while the monster bird was roaring at the two of them. 

The light and shadows flashed then disappeared. Chi Xiaoduo rewound this frame by frame and fixed on that second. Although the scene at night was very blurry, he could pretty much figure out what was going on. The monster bird was attacking them, and Xiang Cheng was protecting Chi Xiaoduo. Chi Xiaoduo had a lot of complex feelings about this, and suddenly a call from Yang Xingjiecame, asking him which table number he was at. 

After answering, Chi Xiaoduo hung up the call and realized that Xiang Cheng may not be a bad person after all; there were many things they hadn’t communicated clearly about. 

If he talked about this with others, would it bring Xiang Cheng trouble?

A pair of hands came up from behind Chi Xiaoduo and covered his eyes.

Chi Xiaoduo started yelling, and Yang Xingjie was startled. He released his hands, and said, "Are you okay?"

Chi Xiaoduo had broken out in cold sweat all the way down his back. With Yang Xingjie’s teasing move just now, he had pretty much killed off ten mola fish in his heart from fright. 


Translator's Comment:

Juurensha: XC really has the worst luck…once again defeated by cloud technology. But with him coming out in just a pair of briefs, was he trying to seduce CXD????


This chapter is migrated and/or formatted by our fellow chicken enthusiast(s), juurensha.

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Atalantae
Atalantae
1 month ago

Thanks for the chapter !
That Yang Xingjie is wayyy too suspicious imo.
I was waiting for the moment when CXD would see the videos in the cloud and I’m not disappointed. Come on, now go back and open the door for XC before he gets arrested for exhibitionism ! x)