After this question, there were a few seconds of silence in the ward. The boy’s head was covered with a towel, and his hair was messy. His eyes looked a bit shocked and surprised. He stopped wiping his head, and his fingers inadvertently picked at the towel.
All the subtle movements that accompanied his stillness became particularly obvious. Including his eyes, his body exuded a type of explicit temptation.
Shen Yuhuai’s gaze seemed to have turned into reality. They were separated by a distance of several meters, but Chen Qizhao knew that the other person was looking at him and sizing him up without restraint. For a moment, he felt that this gaze was extremely hot. In the past, he never thought there was anything wrong with coming out of the bathroom with his upper body exposed. Now that he faced his boyfriend, this very ordinary behavior seemed to carry a different meaning. Following the gaze of the other person, he couldn’t help feeling a different type of trembling on his skin.
Their eyes met for only a few seconds. Shen Yuhuai’s eyes were natural and serious when looking at him.
Chen Qizhao’s brain briefly froze. Then he raised his eyes and saw Chen Shiming’s faint figure through the closed door. By the time his mind returned, Shen Yuhuai had already walked over.
“My clothes are wet. I want to find another one.”
The suitcase was at Chen Qizhao’s feet. As long as he looked through it, he would find several tops there. But when he said this, Chen Qizhao didn’t have any hesitation as he looked at Shen Yuhuai.
Shen Yuhuai walked to Chen Qizhao’s side and rummaged through the messy suitcase.
Chen Qizhao stood and looked at him, watching Shen Yuhuai’s hand passing by the bag where he put his underwear and finally picking up a top from the side.
“Is this okay?” Shen Yuhuai raised his eyes slightly to look at the other person.
The young man’s head was covered with a bath towel. In the dark side formed by the light, his face seemed a bit red as he replied, “…What.” Ever.
Before the next character came out, he changed his words. “Yes.”
Shen Yuhuai didn’t move. He crouched down next to the suitcase with his legs bent, holding the t-shirt but not handing it over.
“Come here,” Shen Yuhuai said.
Chen Qizhao stopped before bending down to get the shirt from Shen Yuhuai’s hand. He had just bent down when Shen Yuhuai’s other hand suddenly moved. His fingers passed over the back of Chen Qizhao’s neck, and he pulled Chen Qizhao toward him. Under the cover of Chen Qizhao’s figure, he raised his head and kissed Chen Qizhao.
The fingers were accurately pressed on the back of the neck. Slight numbness spread from the contact point and crawled all the way down his spine to his tailbone. This action brought a surge of excitement to his originally calm heart. He felt that Shen Yuhuai was touching his bones. He touched the neck bone and then seemed to have touched down the spine. This feeling was particularly grating. Chen Qizhao couldn’t help responding to the kiss. When their lips and teeth separated, he couldn’t wait to do it again and bit directly down on Shen Yuhuai’s lips.
“What are you doing?”
Shen Yuhuai’s hand let go. Chen Qizhao directly pulled away the shirt from his hand and stood up. He saw Chen Shiming standing not far away.
Chen Shiming came in after making the call. He saw that the two people on the other side of the hospital bed were half-crouching down like they were doing something. Before he could walk over to take a look, he saw Chen Qizhao standing up, upper body still naked. He was holding a piece of clothing in his hand, and his face was a bit red under the bath towel.
Chen Qizhao explained, “My shirt fell to the ground and became wet. I called for you, but there was no response.”
Chen Shiming noticed that he was putting on his top. “I was just on the phone.”
Shen Yuhuai closed the suitcase, and the sound caught Chen Shiming’s attention. Chen Shiming looked over there with concern, always feeling that something was strange. Then he thought of the phone call just now and quickly put the matter behind him. He looked at Shen Yuhuai and asked, “Why are you here so late?”
“I was just passing by, so I came in to take a look,” Shen Yuhuai replied. He glanced at Chen Qizhao, who was already dressed next to him, out of the corner of his eye.
Chen Shiming happened to have something to say to Shen Yuhuai. He saw Chen Qizhao beside him and didn’t leave. Chen Shiming mentioned the affairs of the Gu family. The two people sat and talked on the sofa while Chen Qizhao sat on the hospital bed, playing with his phone while listening.
The Shen family and Chen family had been busy with the Gu family’s affairs recently. The news that Gu Zhengsong had come out naturally wasn’t a secret. When Gu Zhengsong was mentioned, Shen Yuhuai’s gaze slightly headed toward Chen Qizhao. Chen Qizhao had his head lowered. He was holding his phone in one hand and wiping his hair in an unhurried manner with his other hand.
Since Chen Shiming said this in front of Chen Qizhao, the Chen family had probably already told the other person about some things.
Shen Yuhuai’s eyes deepened a bit, and he continued to listen.
Chen Qizhao didn’t blow dry his hair. His hair was no longer dripping, so he simply leaned on the bedside and looked through the Moments on his VX. He actually didn’t like to look through the moments. He had been very diligent when he was young. Then as he got older, he lost interest in many things. He just directly clicked into the Moments of the person he wanted to see.
He clicked into Shen Yuhuai’s Moments and didn’t see any new content. Then after exiting, he habitually entered into Liu Sui’s Moments.
In order to understand Shen Yuhuai’s dynamics and see his Moments, it was better to look at Liu Sui’s Moments. Shen Yuhuai might only update his Moments once a month, while Liu Sui updated it three or four times a day. He wouldn’t give away any secrets of the experiment, but he could occasionally see recent developments from Liu Sui’s Moments.
[Liu Sui: The loneliness of life is probably that after working overtime, there is no one to accompany you to eat. Finally, you can only eat instant noodles in your bedroom [image].]
Chen Qizhao looked through a few Moments. Recently, Liu Sui seemed to have been busy experimenting and hadn’t gone out.
He raised his eyes to look at the man in the distance. Shen Yuhuai was very serious when listening to people, and his expression also looked focused. There was an indescribable rigor under the glasses, just like his cold appearance.
He swiped on the phone screen, and Liu Sui’s Moments was refreshed.
Chen Qizhao lowered his eyes slightly and left a message under Liu Sui’s Moments.
[Zhao: Eating instant noodles? Didn’t you go out with Brother Huai?]
At night, there was a prescribed rest time on the hospital’s side. The accompanying information had to be registered in advance. Now that it was near the rest time, Chen Shiming ended the conversation with Shen Yuhuai and said, “I will send the rest of the information to Xuelan. In the near future, I will pay attention to the dynamics of the people on Gu Shen’s side.”
Shen Yuhuai nodded and looked down at the time. Then he raised his eyes to look in Chen Qizhao’s direction.
The latter still wasn’t asleep. The faint colored blocks on his phone looked a bit familiar, as if he was playing Tetris.
“Then I won’t bother you.” Shen Yuhuai got up.
Zhang Yazhi, who was next to him, heard this and told him, “Are you going back? Drive carefully on the road.”
Not long after Shen Yuhuai went out, Chen Qizhao jumped out from where he was sitting on the hospital bed and put on slippers.
Zhang Yazhi heard the sound and looked over. “Xiao Zhao?”
“Where are you going? Why have you still not blown dry your hair?” Chen Shiming came in after seeing Shen Yuhuai off and saw Chen Qizhao about to go out.
“The hair dryer is broken.” Chen Qizhao held a bag. “I’m going out.”
There were fewer people in the hospital at night. Shen Yuhuai made a call when he got out of the elevator. “Yes, someone is watching Gu Zhengsong’s affairs. Brother Shiming obtained some information and will send it to you. For the rest, if Gu Zhengsong’s side shows any movement, then they should move Gu Shen’s people.”
The personalities of the Gu family’s father and son were relatively extreme. This time, the two families joined forces to let Gu Zhengsong suffer a big loss. Gu Zhengsong definitely wouldn’t let them go easily after he came out. The other person wouldn’t take some extreme actions in a short period of time, but that was only on his side.
All the criminal evidence was pushed to Gu Shen. Even if the evidence might’ve been ‘arranged’ in advance, the police wouldn’t listen to one side. They still had doubts about this matter, and evidence continued to be collected. Gu Zhengsong was being watched by many people. What he wanted to do most now was to shift the target to others. The outbreak of a personal injury might not be a bad thing for him.
Therefore, Gu Shen’s relevant personnel would be the subjects of Gu Zhengsong’s manipulation and a suitable way to divert people’s attention from him.
“Leave this matter to us to handle. Gu Shen doesn’t have many people staying in S City. Recently, we found a person who wasn’t found before,” Shen Xuelan said in a serious tone. “The person next to Gu Shen has a lot of contact with some local hooligans in S City. That person himself is a private detective and has many connections. The new person found this time is a person with a criminal record. He was arrested due to a burglary and was just released two days ago. Gu Shen once asked him to do things.”
Shen Yuhuai listened to her. “Is there enough manpower?”
“There is enough. Gu Shen was hiding in the darkness before, and the Chen family didn’t find him.”
Shen Xuelan asked, “Are you walking? Where are you going at this point in time?”
“I’m at the hospital. I’m going back to my apartment,” Shen Yuhuai said.
“Did you go to see Chen Qizhao?”
Shen Yuhuai didn’t deny it. “Yes.”
Shen Xuelan looked at the information on the computer. During this period of time, she had jointly investigated a lot of information with the Chen family. She felt more and more the importance of the Chen family taking such extreme methods. Before the matter was completely investigated, she thought that Gu Zhengsong’s methods were fierce. She didn’t expect for the Gu father and son to be such desperadoes. After Gu Shen entered prison, they submitted a lot more evidence and saw a more complete truth. Now she also saw Gu Zhengsong sacrifice his son to protect himself. The father and son had no bottom line in front of the law. They were both extreme egoists.
If they had really followed their original plan, the danger would be even higher with the Gu father and son still hidden in the darkness. The two conspired together, so she naturally knew who planned the Chen family’s arrest of Gu Shen. Chen Qizhao’s state was wrong, and all the confessions needed by the police were done by them. Still, Chen Qizhao was the one who aroused public opinion to anger Gu Shen, contacted the police to arrange a capture, and finally arrested Gu Shen, who was armed with a gun.
It was all these things that allowed them to have the initiative when facing Gu Zhengsong, so that they didn’t fall behind in this game.
Shen Xuelan went to the hospital to see Chen Qizhao, but when she went there, Chen Qizhao’s performance was very calm.
That calm was terrifying.
“How is Qizhao been recently…?” Shen Xuelan asked. She had heard from Chen Shiming that Chen Qizhao was going to be discharged from hospital.
The outside of the hospital was quieter. The outside of the inpatient building was silent.
He didn’t park in the underground garage when he came here. The two car spaces next to his temporary parking space in the distance were already empty.
“Recently…” Shen Yuhuai was halfway through his words when he suddenly saw a young man walking out of the inpatient department in the distance.
After the young man came out, he looked around before looking in Shen Yuhuai’s direction. He was still wearing the white t-shirt that Shen Yuhuai pulled out of the suitcase with his own hands. His hair was a bit messy, and his legs under his knee-length shorts were white and straight.
“Yuhuai?” Shen Xuelan shouted.
Shen Yuhuai responded.
Shen Xuelan frowned. “Why aren’t you speaking? I just asked you…”
Shen Yuhuai told her, “I have something to do. I’m hanging up first.”
The moment the phone was hung up, Chen Qizhao had already run over. He was wearing indoor slippers and seemed to be in a hurry. His chest heaved a bit once he arrived. He spoke as he walked, eventually stopping in front of Shen Yuhuai. “I didn’t see you when I went down the elevator to the garage, so I thought you might be in the parking lot outside the inpatient department.”
Shen Yuhuai looked at him and didn’t speak.
Chen Qizhao handed over the bag in his hand. “Liu Sui said you left after work without eating.”
The mouth of the bag wasn’t tightly sealed, and he could see the bread inside.
Shen Yuhuai asked, “You came down just to give me this?”
“Yan Kailin brought a lot during the day. I didn’t finish eating it.”
Chen Qizhao stopped and took two steps closer to him. Then he raised his head slightly to kiss the corner of Shen Yuhuai’s lips. He bit Shen Yuhuai’s lips a bit. Then as he pried open Shen Yuhuai’s teeth, a hand rose up his back and finally supported the back of his neck.