As a result of announcing his birthday to the world with joy, Ji Tong’s suitcase was gradually filled with various gifts.
When he went to watch the soccer match the next day, he received a gift from Li Yayi.
Li Yayi originally wanted to congratulate Pei Qingyuan on his achievements. She could be regarded as watching his young man grow all the way to this point and it had a special significance. However, given that Pei Qingyuan wasn’t interested in anything, she couldn’t think of how to congratulate him for a while.
It happened to be the birthday of Pei Qingyuan’s most important friend. Li Yayi chose a beautiful gift from a local souvenir store. It was a table ornament showing a well-known scenic spot. Under a beautifully carved tower was a cute cat.
It didn’t match Pei Qingyuan at all but she had an intuition that Ji Tong would like it.
Perhaps she was affected by the overly cute trinkets in Pei Qingyuan’s house.
Ji Tong received the gift and smiled very happily. His smile was very infectious and even Li Yayi’s mood increased.
Then Pei Qingyuan, who wasn’t ready to participate in the post-match interview session, offered to take advantage of his free time in the next few days to chat.
In other words, it would be an exclusive interview.
The surprised Li Yayi looked at the two people who were always inseparable and felt that she had finally mastered the skill of communicating with Pei Qingyuan.
No matter how cold a person was, they would become different after having someone they liked.
Li Yayi thought this after receiving several pages of interview records.
In addition, Ji Tong was very interesting.
In the next few days, in addition to the interviews, Li Yayi and the cameraman brother also roamed the entire venue to capture wonderful moments. They hadn’t expected to meet Ji Tong often.
If there was a lively place then there was Ji Tong and Mark, who were always chatting non-stop, and Pei Qingyuan, who silently followed them.
Mark was proficient in multiple languages and Ji Tong could rely on the system cheat to understand without barriers. So the language problem that affected communication for others was completely nonexistent. As long as Mary wasn’t playing a game then they would be all over the venue.
After coming and going, basically everyone knew Ji Tong, let alone the star robot Mark who won with a super high score.
Young students came here with the same goal. Different faces had similar enthusiasm. They cherished everything they saw at this competition. Taking photos was the best way to commemorate this precious time.
Pei Qingyuan gradually felt that he had taken more photos in the past few days than in the past twenty years.
In each group photo, Ji Tong would hold Pei Qingyuan with one hand while the other hand was a standard scissors pose. Mark’s photo pose was even funnier. He deliberately stretched out one hand to touch his bow tie and maintained the style of an old-school gentleman.
Seeing such a Mark, there would always be unknown people who excitedly wanted to join in and take photos. As a result, there were more and more people in the photos.
In this regard, Xie Yuchi passed by and commented, “How did the two of you manage to make a serious competition into a tour group atmosphere?”
Ouyang Yu’s concern was more practical. “is there still room in your suitcase? Would you like me to help share a bit?”
It was because Ji Tong and Pei Qingyuan would return to China first while the other team members would stay to participate in other activities. After knowing that Ji Tong was about to usher in his birthday, they all gave gifts like Li Yayi.
The gifts sent by his friends filled the suitcase and the hometown snacks enthusiastically shared by the foreign contestants he met by chance meant Ji Tong’s mouth never stopped to rest.
Ji Tong held the crispy dried banana and ate it. He faced Ouyang Yu, who had ulterior motives, and said frankly, “This is delicious. I am reluctant to share it with you.”
“Why can you say it so confidently…?” Ouyang Yu was heartbroken. “In addition, you obviously took the initiative to distribute it to the captain!”
Ji Tong shook his head. “You are different.”
Ouyang Yu was seduced by the aroma of food but resisted stubbornly. “Where is it different? Everyone is a good classmate who loves each other.”
Pei Qingyuan didn’t speak but he seemed to be in a good mood. The big words were clearly written in his gaze when looking at him: Don’t humiliate yourself.
He was tired of saying the words ‘stinky couple.’
Happy days always seemed short. The day after the competition ended, Ji Tong and Pei Qingyuan set off with their suitcases first.
Before leaving, Ji Tong still kindly left Ouyang Yu with a full bag of dried bananas.
In any case, he had already bought a box online and sent it home.
The hired driver drove them to the airport in Xiao Hei. Then he drove back to the hotel for the team members who stayed behind.
Ji Tong didn’t know how Pei Qingyuan would celebrate his birthday. He only said it would be an ordinary day.
An ordinary day that didn’t need Xiao Hei for the time being.
In the cabin, Ji Tong held a stack of developed photos in his hand. He imagined the gifts in the suitcase shaking with the plane and his eyes were always full of smiles.
In the photo, Mark was holding a golden trophy and Mary One was holding a silver trophy. Next to them were all the team members and instructors of Jiangyuan College who had gone abroad to compete. All of them were smiling warmly.
Mark won the championship without any suspense. In the standard platform soccer match, the year’s unexpected dark horse caused Mary to lose by one point and to win the runner-up. Still, this was the second-best result of the entire college in the RS Cup international over the years.
The first was naturally Mark.
In the midst of the noisy roar of the plane taking off, Ji Tong asked the person beside him, “Will Mary win the championship next year?”
“Yes.” Pei Qingyuan’s voice was determined.
“Will it be held in another country at that time?” Ji Tong thought about it. “We can travel to new places again.”
This time, he wrote a short and polite written application to the main brain, hoping that it could wait until his birthday was celebrated to announce the fate of the world after the settlement. The main brain replied simply with a single line.
It seemed that the main brain was an artificial intelligence that fell for softness but not hardness.
In short, no matter what the future held, he could at least have his long-missed birthday first.
The white snow of the world below was reflected through the porthole. The plane slid into the blue sky and sank into the smooth clouds.
“We’re going from winter to summer.”
Ji Tong looked out the window and instinctively touched the coat on his body.
The couple’s t-shirt, which had been shown on only one side, could finally be seen again.
The cabin was pleasantly warm and his jacket was open, revealing the neckline of a white t-shirt and a shining gold key at the end of the necklace.
Pei Qingyuan saw the young man beside him reach out and hold the key. He closed his eyes and his expression looked very solemn.
He couldn’t help asking, “What are you doing?”
Ji Tong still had his eyes closed. “I’m making a wish.”
Before Pei Qingyuan could ask why he made a wish at this time, he heard Ji Tong’s cheerful explanation.
“People say that when the Ferris wheel reaches its highest point, the wish will come true. But a plane is much higher than the Ferris wheel and the flight time is long. Why not make a wish on the plane?”
Pei Qingyuan laughed in a dumbfounded manner.
It was a good question.
It was a question that only Ji Tong would ask.
“So what wish did you make?”
“I haven’t made it yet,” the young man replied honestly. “In any case, the time is long enough. I will prepare the atmosphere first and hold something casually in my hand, so it seems more pious.”
In the end, Ji Tong was still infected by Mark, a gentleman who was extremely particular about pomp and circumstances.
As he spoke, his thick eyelashes trembled slightly as if they were full of crystal dreams.
In the almost still picture, Pei Qingyuan thought that perhaps he should follow suit and make a wish.
He had a slightly apprehensive desire hidden under his calm exterior.
He hoped Ji Tong would like the tomorrow he had prepared.
During the long flight, the snow clearly melted into the song of cicadas.
In the middle of summer in June, the morning air smelled like green grass.
When Ji Tong woke up in his bright yellow warm bed, Ji Tong rarely didn’t lie in bed.
He was extremely excited when he arrived home in the middle of the night last night. He thought he would be so excited that he couldn’t sleep. Fortunately, there was the fatigue from a long journey and this made him quickly fall asleep. He didn’t know when Pei Qingyuan went to sleep.
After the main brain came to this world, the time limit of Ji Tong’s human form was canceled. This was considered a happy event and there was no need to use the camouflage technique.
For this reason, he decided to cut a piece of the birthday cake at night and then take a photo to send to the main brain, inviting it to look to quench its thirst.
Ji Tong got up and found his favorite black shirt from the closet while eavesdropping on the movement outside.
What was an ordinary birthday like?
He leaned behind the door and listened for a while, but he didn’t hear anything. This caused him to open the door and look out curiously.
The living room was filled with warm daylight. The cat Hua Hua lay on the small cushion on the balcony like a sculpture. Pei Qingyuan’s bedroom door was closed but the sound of the range hood was heard from the kitchen.
Before he could go there, the kitchen door opened.
Pei Qingyuan came out with a large porcelain bowl. “Good morning.”
The bowl contained slender noodles, vegetables and round poached eggs in the clear soup.
Before Ji Tong could search secretly, Pei Qingyuan told him, “This is longevity noodles.”
It turned out that an ordinary birthday started with a bowl of longevity noodles.
When Ji Tong ate the noodles, he thought that longevity noodles were particularly delicious.
For those who celebrated their birthdays, happiness started with breakfast.
He asked Pei Qingyuan expectantly, “What are we going to do later?”
Pei Qingyuan answered him honestly, “Go shopping, eat at the mall, go grocery shopping in the afternoon, get a cake, go home to cook and watch a movie in the evening.”
They were all normal things.
However, Ji Tong’s eyes became brighter.
It was the best birthday he could ever imagine.
When shopping, Pei Qingyuan helped him pick out a lot of clothes. Some of them were only suitable for him to wear and some could be used as a couple’s outfit.
Ji Tong tried them one by one and wasn’t tired at all. Pei Qingyuan patiently accompanied him to try it on together and was the most obedient hanger.
After buying clothes, he saw the doll-catching machine in the aisle and involuntarily walked over.
When it came time to eat at the restaurant, every customer or waiter passing by their table couldn’t help glancing at the hills of doll bags and clothes bags on the seats.
When the first person looked over, Ji Tong didn’t react. When the fifth person looked over, he started to laugh. When the seventh person looked over, Pei Qingyuan sitting opposite him also laughed.
Before leaving the mall, he found a place where no one was and stuffed all these bags into mysterious treasure chests, saving him from carrying them.
They walked out of the mall. There was a children’s playground in the wide square in front of the door and young people were playing basketball.
Ji Tong and Pei Qingyuan watched as they walked until a basketball happened to roll in front of them. An unfamiliar young man made a gesture and skillfully signaled them to help throw the ball back.
Ji Tong picked up the book but didn’t throw it back directly. He looked at the simple basketball hoop. Pei Qingyuan seemed to understand what he meant.
Pei Qingyuan stood behind Ji Tong. He reached out, held the back of his hand, lifted it and shot it.
Under the surprised eyes of the strangers, the basketball flew in a perfect parabola through the air and fell into the basket.
On the way to the vegetable market, Ji Tong chattered excitedly, “I made the shot!”
Pei Qingyuan took his hand and replied, “Yes, you made the shot.”
The two of them walked into the vegetable market empty-handed and were full of bags when they came out again.
Several bags had tender green onions.
Ji Tong smiled happily, “These green onions can be used for many meals.”
He spoke to every stall owner about things from recipes to the weather. The spoils were handfuls of free green onions.
His charm hadn’t diminished from when he was three and a half years old.
After another street corner, these plastic bags full of vegetables and meat also disappeared from Ji Tong’s hands. It was because Pei Qingyuan said that the cake to be picked up in a while would be heavy.
Ji Tong suddenly felt that he had mastered the correct use of system functions.