The Sus didn’t have any trouble finding a Chinese restaurant. Su Yan was in for a surprise though: He had expected that going to such a restaurant would be just like eating at one of the roadside stalls at home. But when they sat down, he had to find out that the waiter was actually a blond American dude who didn’t speak even a single word Chinese and only looked at him blankly when he tried to order in his native language.
Su Yan stared at the man with wide eyes while his father sighed and then ordered for all three of them. The waiter couldn’t help but look at this person once again before he finally nodded and then rushed off, going to get their dishes.
Su Yan turned to his mother who also didn’t understand anything with an expression asking for pity. “He didn’t speak Chinese.” Continue reading
With the stranger’s help, Su Yan and his mother were finally able to use the slot machine. As for the result of their gambling … There wasn’t much to say about it. The chances of making a profit were low with this kind of thing. Even though Madam Su let her son play around for a while, If they tallied the money they had paid and what they had gotten back, they still would have lost some in the end.
Su Yan naturally didn’t count that closely whether or not he won something but the fact that there was no huge amount of coins being thrown out and no announcement of any kind of jackpot that he had won still made him feel dejected. He had wanted to earn some money for their wedding, ah! How could it be that he only lost money and didn’t gain anything? This was unfair! Continue reading
Mister Su rushed into the casino, looking around wildly. He definitely couldn’t let his poor son suffer any longer! He had to find that bastard who dared to make a move on him and give him a piece of his mind!
He looked around and his expression darkened when he saw a stranger stand in front of his son and wife. Hmph. So there he was! At least he had the guts not to run away when someone his size came over!
Mister Su stormed over, making the other man tense up. He raised his hand, pointing at the man’s nose but before he could start scolding him, his wife grabbed his arm.
“Guanting, ask him what he said first.” Continue reading
“What?” The man stared at him in a daze. That had been English right now, hadn’t it? But why did he still not understand what this guy was saying?
Su Yan furrowed his brows, not at all happy with that reaction. “Boyfriend,” he insisted, raising his chin. That was right! He already had a boyfriend. So even if this man was looking any better, he still wouldn’t consider him. So he should better stop hitting on him!
Madam Su looked from her son to the other man and felt that something hadn’t worked too well in that conversation. It would probably be better to get somebody who really spoke English to help them out. Continue reading
Madam Su really wanted to wash her hands off this but unfortunately, her son was looking at her with big eyes, clearly expecting her to clear up his confusion. She flushed red and then waved at the machine. “Isn’t it obvious? You have to press these buttons and pull the lever.”
Su Yan nodded as if he had just been enlightened, making Madam Su wince. He would really believe everything he was being told, wouldn’t he Who had raised this child? Maybe she should have been more stringent in her parenting?
Looking at her son’s curious expression as he bent over the buttons, she could only sigh. Never mind. Who could be strict with this child? Just look at her husband! Because he had tried, Su Yan had decisively moved out and only relented after his father gave in, even accepting Nie Chang. Obviously, the child had already been spoiled rotten and couldn’t be taught anymore. Continue reading
“What are you doing, mum? What about Ah Chang? He’s still in there!”
Madam Su nodded. “I know. That’s the point.”
“Ah?” Su Yan followed after her and looked at the closed door in confusion. If they went to have a look around, shouldn’t his boyfriend come along?
Madam Su grabbed her son’s shoulder and turned him around to face her. “Xiao Yan, you better listen well now. You’ve managed to find a great boyfriend and I’m very sure that Nie Chang will stay with you for the rest of your life. But as you’ve certainly noticed while watching your father and me while growing up, couples sometimes need a bit of time apart.”
Su Yan blinked his eyes. “You mean you want me to throw Ah Chang out of our house every now and then? But he paid for it.” Continue reading
Mister Su looked at Nie Chang and gave a cold huff. “What? You don’t want to help to carry the luggage?”
Nie Chang tiredly rubbed his eyes and wanted to trudge over but Madam Su clutched his arm and glared at her husband. “What are you even talking about, Guanting? You have something to say? Then say it to my face!”
Mister Su flinched and decided that it wasn’t worth it angering his wife just to teach this bastard a lesson. Anyway, it was pretty unlikely that he’d be able to prevent his son’s wedding. By now, it was already too late. Ah, he shouldn’t have given in back then. Now, his precious little darling would be taken away forever … And he had just managed to make up with him as well. This just wasn’t fair! Continue reading
The Sus hailed a cab outside of the airport and Mister Su and Nie Chang helped the driver to put the luggage into the trunk before everybody filed into the seats. Su Yan was almost glued to the window of the car as soon as his father gave the driver the location and they set off once more.
Nie Chang smiled at his darling and then closed his eyes, leaning back to at least rest for a few minutes even if he couldn’t sleep. It wasn’t too far into town from the airport and Su Yan probably would’ve stuff to point out even before they arrived so this was already the best he could hope for.
Nie Chang was indeed right. It didn’t even take five minutes for Su Yan to excitedly slap his boyfriend’s arm, pointing outside. “Ah Chang, look at these palm trees! Don’t you think they’re looking weird?” Continue reading
More than ten hours later, the plane finally touched down. Nie Chang heaved a sigh of relief and rubbed his eyes, wondering if he would really be able to live through the rest of the day.
After sleeping for a few hours on the flight, Su Yan had been very energetic, either talking nonstop or asking him to read him a story — one of his favorite pastime activities since the system had made him ‘read’ those novels back then. Apparently, he felt that his boyfriend had a good voice?
Anyway, as a qualified boyfriend, Nie Chang hadn’t found it in himself to refuse him even on the plane. So despite the fact that he was also dead-tired because his little darling had kept him awake last night, he continued to do as his darling said to make sure that he would feel comfortable on the flight and not start the trip in a bad mood. As a result … Nie Chang could hardly keep his eyes open. Continue reading
Su Yan made himself comfortable in his seat, letting his boyfriend put a pillow behind his neck before leaning his head on his shoulder and closing his eyes. Ah, this wasn’t too bad. He could probably live through the many hours on the plane like this.
He took a deep breath and tried to drift off into sleep. After all, even though he was comfortable now, there wasn’t anything to do. His notebook had been packed up and Xiao Bai was at home. Ah, Xiao Bai …
A person in the row behind them coughed, startling Su Yan awake. He furrowed his brows and raised his head from Nie Chang’s shoulder, glaring behind him. Couldn’t people be a bit more considerate?! Continue reading