The next morning, Jiang Shaoyu was cooking in the kitchen when Pei Feng woke up.
Pei Feng walked up to him and said with a smile, “Master woke up so early?”
Facing the alpha’s straightforward smile, Jiang Shaoyu’s heart skipped a beat and he calmly looked away. “Go wash your face and get ready to eat.”
Pei Feng went to the bathroom to wash his face. Once he returned to the dining room, breakfast was already placed on the table. He picked up the noodles on the table and wolfed them down. Then he looked at Jiang Shaoyu and said tentatively, “I had a cold and a fever last night. I had a very strange dream.”
Thinking of the scene of being ‘kissed in a dream’ by Pei Feng last night, Jiang Shaoyu felt embarrassed and whispered, “Is your cold better?”
Pei Feng smiled brightly. “I’m fine after a good sleep.” He paused before asking, “Master, aren’t you curious about what I dreamed about?”
Jiang Shaoyu said, “It is just a dream. Don’t take it seriously.”
The intimate scene last night was replayed in his mind. Pei Feng remembered clearly that his master hadn’t struggled hard and wasn’t angry. His master passively accepted his passionate kiss and opened his mouth to cooperate once…
This showed that his master wasn’t disgusted by such closeness and even seemed addicted to it? Later, he kissed too hard and almost bit Jiang Shaoyu’s lip, so Jiang Shaoyu pushed him away.
If Jiang Shaoyu knew that Pei Feng was actually conscious then it would be over. This trip might also end on bad terms. So… just pretend it was a dream.
Pei Feng didn’t continue talking about this topic and said with a smile, “That’s right. It was just a dream.” He stood up and walked to the window. He looked at the falling snow outside and said, “It seems that the snow will continue to fall for two more days. The ingredients in the refrigerator will last for a week. Shall we replenish supplies at the next stop?”
Jiang Shaoyu replied, “Okay. I’ll go back to my room and look at my phone for a while. You can play with Doudou.”
He made a casual excuse, went upstairs, and closed the door.
Last night, he didn’t sleep well at all.
The scene of Pei Feng kissing him was replayed over and over again in his dream. The alpha’s passion swept over him completely and the hot temperature of the kiss seemed to be engraved on his lips. After waking up in the morning, his body even had a physiological reaction.
Jiang Shaoyu went to the bathroom to take a shower in disbelief. He never had such a physiological reaction to an alpha since he differentiated into an omega.
Previously, he would only be disgusted and annoyed by the proximity of an alpha.
If it was replaced by Pei Feng, he felt warm and comfortable.
Thinking about it carefully, if it was another alpha who kissed him last night, that alpha would’ve been beaten into the hospital by now.
He was also always soft-hearted toward Pei Feng. Perhaps it wasn’t a simple master-apprentice relationship but… he was also a bit tempted by Xiao Pei.
His feelings for Xiao Pei weren’t as passionate and straightforward as Xiao Pei’s feelings for him. He was indifferent and reserved. He wasn’t used to taking the initiative to confess.
But it was undeniable that in his heart, Xiao Pei was special.
Jiang Shaoyu sat at the head of the bed and thought carefully for a long time.
In fact, he wasn’t adverse to love. He had just never met an alpha who could make him let down his guard.
In the past, he was suffering from a pheromone disorder. He was like a sensitive beast who used dense barbs to protect himself. The alphas who came close to him would be regarded as threats by him and attacked mercilessly.
However, once Pei Feng got close to him, he would subconsciously restrain his sharpness and energy out of fear of hurting the other person.
Was his ‘special care’ for Xiao Pei just the affection between master and apprentice?
It wasn’t the first time he broke his principles in front of Pei Feng.
Before returning home, he never thought about being with an alpha. Every time he thought about being kissed, hugged or even completely marked by an alpha, he couldn’t help wanting to hit someone. But after thinking about it seriously now, he found that… if the target was Xiao Pei, it wasn’t that difficult to accept.
The snow stopped in the afternoon and the sun hung high in the sky. However, they still couldn’t leave Binzhou due to the snow blocking the road.
For the next two days, they spent a warm and quiet time in the RV.
Pei Feng took good care of his master. He cooked Jiang Shaoyu’s favorite food every day. When he was free, he took Doudou to play in the snow. It seemed like they were the only ones left in the world.
In such a quiet world, it was easy for people to feel peaceful. Jiang Shaoyu was even more sure that what he liked most was such days ‘peace and harmony.’
His original plan was that after he stopped coaching the national team in three years, he would buy an RV and travel around China with Doudou, living a relaxed life for a few years.
Now Pei Feng helped him realize his wish in advance.
It was always more fun for two people to travel together than to be alone. They could take care of each other and have many common topics.
After a few days, the snow stopped and traffic in various parts of Binzhou started to resume. Pei Feng drove on the road again.
The two of them stopped and went. They covered most of China, from the far north to the far south.
Jiang Shaoyu’s driver’s license was taken abroad and wasn’t recognized in China, so Pei Feng drove the entire trip.
There was a section of the road that was particularly long. Pei Feng drove continuously for eight hours and it was already dark. Jiang Shaoyu was worried he would be too tired, so he said, “Don’t drive at night. It will be the same tomorrow. Find a highway service area to rest.”
Pei Feng always listened to his master’s words. He navigated to the nearest highway service area and drove the RV in.
The service area was quite lively. There were many tour group buses stopping here to rest.
Tourists in the tour group were very busy going to the bathroom. One bus after another left the service area, followed by more cars driving in.
Pei Feng said in a low voice, “The service area is noisy. Fortunately, the RV glass is soundproofed. Let’s rest here tonight.”
Jiang Shaoyu nodded. “I’m going to the supermarket to buy some things. You can walk the dog. Doudou is bored.”
Pei Feng nodded and took Doudou out of the car for a walk.
Jiang Shaoyu went to the supermarket. His cup was accidentally broken by Doudou yesterday. He originally wanted to buy a cup to drink water and went shopping in the supermarket. After getting the cup, he saw familiar chocolate and nut snacks on the snack shelf. He bought a few packs and headed back.
Pei Feng returned to the RV after walking the dog. He saw a lot of snacks on the dining table and asked, “This is?”
Jiang Shaoyu said calmly, “I bought them for you. I remember that you like to eat these.”
Pei Feng was still a young boy during the ACE period. He ate snacks every day. His favorite food was chocolate and all types of nuts. He hadn’t expected his master to remember.
Pei Feng opened the bag of nuts with surprise on his face. “Thank you, Master. They are all my favorites.”
Meeting his excited eyes, the corners of Jiang Shaoyu’s mouth curved up slightly.
He really was like a big dog wagging his tail excitedly after being fed by his master.
In fact, Xiao Pei was very easy to coax. If he was treated a bit better, he would be very happy. Jiang Shaoyu’s heart softened and his voice became gentler. “You don’t have to take care of my taste all the time. I eat light food but you can eat whatever you want. I won’t interfere with you.”
“Okay. Then I’m welcome>” Pei Feng opened the nut bag and chewed it with a smile. It was crunchy.
Jiang Shaoyu had no interest in these snacks, but seeing Pei Feng eating them so deliciously made his mood inexplicably improve.
During this time, Pei Feng had been accommodating him.
However, he didn’t want Xiao Pei to be centered around him. He would understand and respect Pei Feng’s personal preferences.
After resting all night in the service area, Pei Feng got up in the morning and continued driving on the road. They arrived at a southern coastal city at noon and took a ferry to Ya’an City.
Ya’an was the end point of this travel plan. It was an island with beautiful scenery.
Compared with the ice and snow in the north, winter on this island was full of green trees, clusters of flowers, a blue sky, huge palm leaves that fluttered in the wind, and the sea breeze mixed with the moist smell of seawater that blew in their faces.
Jiang Shaoyu opened the RV window. He felt the cool sea breeze and admired the spectacular scenery of the blue sea and sky. Doudou also barked excitedly.
Pei Feng parked the car next to a private beach. The two of them changed into fresh, short-sleeved clothes and got out of the car to breathe.
For half a month, from the far north to the far south, they experienced different climate changes and saw different customs. This journey was indeed very meaningful.
Pei Feng chose the beautiful Ya’an as his last stop because he wanted to have a good rest and relax.
Pei Feng walked barefoot on the white beach and said with a smile, “Master, I rented this beach and the nearby swimming pool villa. No one will disturb us in the next few days. The long distance journey is too tiring. Just take a break.”
Jiang Shaoyu nodded. “Yes, I’m not tired. It was harder for you to drive. Rest for a few days before going back.”
Pei Feng added, “The temperature here in Ya’an is 28 degrees Celsius in winter. The temperature is really comfortable. No wonder so many northerners come here to spend the winter.” He turned his head to look at Jiang Shaoyu. “Master, have you ever thought about coming here to retire in the future?”
Jiang Shaoyu was stunned for a moment. Then he frowned. “You are only in your 20s. Are you thinking about retirement so easily?”
Pei Feng scratched his head with a smile. “I am just asking casually. I still like the city. I wonder if Master likes it?”
Jiang Shaoyu was silent for a moment before saying, “Yes, I like it too. The climate is really good.”
The two of them walked along the beach for a while. Then Pei Feng went to the nearby supermarket to replenish supplies and buy lots of vegetables, fruits, and meat. After returning to the rented villa, Pei Feng looked at the time and said, “Master, take Doudou to play on the beach. I’m going to make dinner.”
Jiang Shaoyu said, “I’ll help you.”
Pei Feng shook his head and refused. “No, I’ll fry two vegetable dishes and prepare them soon.”
Jiang Shaoyu didn’t bother him and took Doudou for a walk on the beach.
Doudou played in the sand for a long time and rolled around excitedly. Jiang Shaoyu was holding the dog leash in the distance. The sea breeze blew the hem of his shirt and clothes, as well as his hair. It made him look particularly elegant.
Pei Feng looked at the scene with a smile. He picked up his phone and took a photo. His master in the photo was really good-looking. This comfortable and relaxed appearance wasn’t seen at all in the national team.
The dinner was sumptuous.
Pei Feng made steamed fish, fried chicken wings, pork ribs and two vegetarian dishes. He also opened a bottle of red wine with a very low degree of alcohol. The two of them had dinner on the terrace of their private villa.
Jiang Shaoyu looked at the dishes and red wine on the table. He asked doubtfully, “Is it a celebration today?”
Pei Feng replied, “Today is January 27th. The mentor-apprentice relationship between the two of us is exactly seven years old today. Seven years ago, on January 27th, you agreed to accept me as an apprentice. I gave you tea and officially became your apprentice. Has Master forgotten?”
Jiang Shaoyu thought about it carefully. Pei Feng did come to the ACE base in Xing City in the winter to find him and become an apprentice. He couldn’t remember the specific date. He hadn’t expected Xiao Pei to remember it so clearly.
He trained Pei Feng for one year, left the e-sports circle for five years, and coached in the World Series for another year after returning to China. They had known each other for seven years.
Jiang Shaoyu sat down at the dining table. He looked at Pei Feng and said, “So, do you want to celebrate the Apprenticeship Day?”
Pei Feng smiled and handed the tableware to him. “You can say that. For me, the day of apprenticeship is as important as any celebration. If you hadn’t accepted me as your apprentice, there would be no Fred now. At that time, I was a rebellious and arrogant teenager. I thought it was very awesome if I could play in the 2500 segment. It wasn’t until I met you that I realized that the path of e-sports wasn’t that easy. I was far worse than I thought.”
He raised the red wine glass in his hand and looked seriously at Jiang Shaoyu. “Thank you for not despising me in the beginning. You accepted me as your apprentice and taught me step by step. You taught me to be the first true free person in the world. I am always grateful to Master.”
Jiang Shaoyu’s heart moved. Xiao Pei’s sincere eyes made him unable to refuse at all. He took the glass of wine and touched it lightly with Pei Feng’s glass. There wasn’t much wine in the glass, so Pei Feng drank it all in one gulp. Jiang Shaoyu also drank it with dignity.
Pei Feng smiled. “We have known each other for seven years. In the future, January 27th will be used as the anniversary of the apprenticeship. Master, come, eat more.”
Jiang Shaoyu took the chopsticks and started to eat.
Pei Feng’s cooking skills were really getting better and better. The steamed fish was delicious. The heat of the hard dishes such as chicken wings and pork ribs was also just right. In a rare situation, Jiang Shaoyu ate a lot more than he usually did.
After eating, Pei Feng took Jiang Shaoyu to the beach for a walk.
The afterglow of the setting sun shone on the sea. The sparkling sea was dyed a dazzling golden color. The sound of waves crashing on the beach rang in his ears. Between the sea and the sky, two people and a puppy walked side by side on the beach. This picture was indescribably warm.
Suddenly, Pei Feng stopped and looked back at Jiang Shaoyu. “Master, in the future, can I still accompany you?”
Jiang Shaoyu was stunned before turning his head to look at Pei Feng.
The alpha’s eyes were sincere and fiery. He stared into Jiang Shaoyu’s eyes and said word by word. “Not as a disciple, but accompanying you as a boyfriend.”
Jiang Shaoyu: “……”
Pei Feng’s voice was mixed with the sound of waves, as unreal as a dream. He said softly, “In the past seven years, I respected and admired you. I was your apprentice and number one fan. But in the future, I want to love and protect you even more and be your alpha. Is it okay?”’
“Seven years ago, the 27th was the day I became an apprentice. I want to change it to the day when we get together. Okay?”
Jiang Shaoyu heard the sound of his heart thumping and his mind went blank for a moment.
It wasn’t the first time Pei Feng had confessed to him, but this time…
In the face of the enthusiastic, straightforward, and sincere Xiao Pei, and facing this alpha who was attracted by him, what reason did he have to refuse?
Jiang Shaoyu said softly, “Okay.”
The sea breeze blew away his voice, making it unclear to the ears. Pei Feng was stunned and his eyes widened in disbelief. “Master, what did you just say?”
Jiang Shaoyu: “……”
Pei Feng was excited. “Did you agree?”
Looking at the excited and blushing alpha in front of him, Jiang Shaoyu smiled slightly and repeated, “I said, okay.”
Pei Feng was afraid that his master would regret it, so he hurriedly took out a box from his pocket. Inside the box was a specially customized couple necklace with the English characters of Wing and Fred written on them.
Pei Feng’s voice trembled slightly. “This is a token of love that I have prepared a long time ago. I thought that if Master was willing to accept me during this trip, I would give the necklace to you. If not… then I would find a chance to give it to you later.”
Jiang Shaoyu lowered his head slightly and motioned for Pei Feng to put it on him.
Pei Feng immediately put the necklace with ‘Fred’ engraved on it around Jiang Shaoyu and put ‘Wing’ around his own neck. Then he smiled happily. “In the future, we will be each other’s one and only. I promise to be wholeheartedly devoted to Master.”
Jiang Shaoyu said in a low voice, “The only alpha I can accept is you.”
The only alpha I can accept is you.
It was a more catchy phrase than ‘I love you.’
He was the only special case in his master’s heart. What an honor!
Pei Feng’s mind was instantly overwhelmed with great joy. He hugged Jiang Shaoyu excitedly and kissed him without hesitation.
This time, both men were conscious.
Jiang Shaoyu still didn’t resist. He closed his eyes and opened his mouth voluntarily, receiving the alpha’s hot and frank kiss. The familiar taste of pheromones entered his mouth. It seemed to melt him with enthusiasm.
In the distance, the golden sunset gradually disappeared below sea level. It was getting dark and the stars in the sky seemed to be witnessing the pure emotion between the two of them.
On this day seven years ago, the young Pei Feng traveled all the way to Xing City to study under his master. Jiang Shaoyu officially accepted him as an apprentice.
Seven years later, one of them was the gold medal coach of the national team and the other was the world’s first free person, an MVP player with outstanding talent.
They went from master and apprentice to lovers.
Jiang Shaoyu felt strange at first when being kissed by his apprentice. But Pei Feng’s gentle and passionate kiss soon made him addicted to it.
From now on, January 27th would not only be the anniversary of their apprenticeship, but also the anniversary of when they officially got together.
Pei Feng believed that his master wouldn’t be easily shaken.
Since Jiang Shaoyu recognized him and accepted him… they would be each other’s one and only in the future.
It was as Jiang Shaoyu said, ‘The only alpha I can accept is you.’
For Pei Feng, the only person he could never forget and wanted to spend his whole life protecting was Jiang Shaoyu.
The names Wing and Fred would always be together. They would never be separated again.