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MGAG: Chapter 125

If Line - If Nothing Happens (4)

The person who came was Shen Yuhuai’s colleague. Chen Qizhao met him for the first time. After saying hello, they went to the food stall together.

On the way, he followed Shen Yuhuai and listened to the discussion between Shen Yuhuai and Liu Sui from time to time. There were several professional terms in their words that Chen Qizhao didn’t understand. However, it was the first time he was seeing Shen Yuhuai’s colleagues, and he felt something different.

After ordering the barbecue, Chen Qizhao went to the refrigerator to get a drink. There were many things in the refrigerator of the food stall. He first took two bottles of cold beer for himself, a bottle of Coke, and then a bottle of orange juice.

Shen Yuhuai often took orange juice when Chen Qizhao had an appointment with him.

Once he arrived, Liu Sui took a beer with a laugh. “Does Qizhao drink as well?”

“I drink.” Chen Qizhao sat down and opened the beer. He saw Shen Yuhuai take the orange juice and quickly withdrew his gaze.

It seemed that it was like this every time. Shen Yuhuai didn’t drink much.

“That’s great. Every time I come out with this guy, he doesn’t drink.” Liu Sui neatly opened the can. “Let’s drink together, and he will drive later.”

Chen Qizhao wasn’t very accustomed to having one more person, but Li Sui was very good at talking and creating an atmosphere. The two of them quickly started chatting. Liu Sui talked a lot and would ask Chen Qizhao about things at school. He would also tell Chen Qizhao about some episodes in their laboratory. Every time he talked about Shen Yuhuai, Chen Qizhao listened more seriously.

Shen Yuhuai was serious about his work. He was even more meticulous in the laboratory. Combine this with his high efficiency, and he always did experiments with half the effort. Liu Sui and Shen Yuhuai had gone to B College together. Seeing that Chen Qizhao was interested in Shen Yuhuai, he talked about Shen Yuhuai’s time in B College.

“You have a really rich college life now,” Liu Sui said. “You can call me when you play eating chicken. Come, let’s add each other as friends.”

Chen Qizhao and Liu Sui added each other on VX. “You guys still have time to play games while doing experiments?”

“Why don’t I have time? I will squeeze out time,” Liu Sui replied.

Chen Qizhao added a note to Liu Sui after adding him as a friend. He was putting his phone away when he suddenly glimpsed Shen Yuhuai’s hand against the edge of the table. He was wearing a thin coat, and his sleeves were only pulled up a little bit.

Chen Qizhao noticed the other person’s hand and swallowed the meat in his mouth without blinking much.

Shen Yuhuai listened calmly to the two of them while his attention fell on Chen Qizhao. A young man’s energy was vividly displayed in Chen Qizhao. His hand holding the beer can was skillful, and he could open the can with one hand. His eyes were very sharp when he spoke.

He wasn’t as restrained as when he ate in the cafeteria. The spacious aisle next to him made his sitting posture more casual.

His collarbone was visible thanks to the loose collar. The printed t-shirt inside was painted with a strong visual pattern.

Shen Yuhuai looked slightly sideways. He suddenly saw the boy’s white neck, and his Adam’s apple moved down.

He raised his eyes and saw Chen Qizhao looking at him.

The latter seemed to have discovered it. He hurriedly looked away and picked up a beer can as a cover.

Shen Yuhuai continued to look at him.

Chen Qizhao didn’t dare look at this person, and his eyes were a bit evasive.

The man looked calm. Every time he wore glasses, his eyes underneath the glasses seemed deep and dark. The layer of the lenses seemed to hinder the penetrating power of those eyes.

Why was Shen Yuhuai looking at him again?

Chen Qizhao ate the meat on the skewer and gulped down half a bottle of beer. Then he picked up another skewer.

Chen Qizhao was a bit absent-minded. He looked at Shen Yuhuai’s drink can for a while and looked at the skewer in front of Shen Yuhuai. He paid a bit of attention to Shen Yuhuai’s preferences. He only drank half of the orange juice, and for the skewers, he seemed to prefer meat skewers. He didn’t touch much of the ham.

In the second half of the meal, Liu Sui was the chatterbox and talked about things.

At 10 o’clock, Shen Yuhuai proposed to send Chen Qizhao home. He gave Liu Sui the car keys and asked the other person to wait for him at the car. Then he accompanied Chen Qizhao into the school.

Chen Qizhao said, “I didn’t drink much. I can go back on my own.”

It was just a few cans of beer. It wasn’t his usual amount.

“I should take a walk,” Shen Yuhuai replied.

The wind at night was very comfortable. The wind seemed to blow away some of the smell from the barbecue stand. The two of them walked side by side, not talking much along the way. Chen Qizhao’s attention was a bit distracted. Suddenly, he saw a young couple walking in front of him, and his attention was captured in an instant.

He glanced away. Once he looked down, he saw that Shen Yuhuai’s hand was very close to his.

The hand that hung naturally was slightly bent, and the slightly convex bone joints on the back of the hand entered his eyes. It seemed like he could see the blue veins floating out of the skin, giving him a different type of vision.

“Did you drop something?” Shen Yuhuai asked.

Chen Qizhao closed his eyes. “…No.”

He didn’t drink that much alcohol. Why did he feel a bit hot in the face?

After arriving at the dormitory, Chen Qizhao saw Shen Yuhuai’s leaving back as he went upstairs. The distance from the dormitory building to the school was far away. It wasn’t known how long it would take Shen Yuhuai to go out.

He stood and watched for a while. Then he sent a message to Shen Yuhuai.

It was past 11 o’clock when the other person returned to the institute and replied to him.

“F*k, Brother, why are you standing still?”

“There is a team coming over.”

“Wait a minute.”

The game was still going on in the dormitory. Chen Qizhao, who was sitting on the bed, switched out of the game and replied to the message.

After eating the late-night meal that day, he played games in the dormitory for two hours. As Chen Qizhao was sleeping, Shen Yuhuai’s eyes and hands inexplicably appeared in his mind. So in his half-dreaming state, he always felt that he saw the other person’s eyes when he opened his eyes.

Perhaps it was because they had been together for a long time. Chen Qizhao looked through the photo album after going home and noticed Shen Yuhuai in the photos when he was a child. He didn’t have many memories of Shen Yuhuai when he was a child, but when he saw this person, the words that Zhang Yazhi said casually before seemed to form images in his mind. He seemed to have a vague impression.

Most of their experiments were at noon. Shen Yuhuai usually didn’t do experiments in the morning and would go to the library of S College to read in his free time. After class, Chen Qizhao would go to the library to find him, and the two of them would go to the cafeteria together.

On this day, he had just finished talking to his roommate and sent a message to Shen Yuhuai. Then when he arrived at the door of the library, he saw Shen Yuhuai talking to someone.

This man wasn’t a colleague of Shen Yuhuai’s at the research institute. He was holding a book in his hand and looked like a student of S College.

He slowed down and noticed that the boy looked bright as he spoke. He was blocking Shen Yuhuai with a book. Shen Yuhuai didn’t say much, but Chen Qizhao noticed that his expression was colder than usual.

Shen Yuhuai was gentle, humble, and courteous with people.

In fact, there weren’t many people who could actually talk to him. His attitude toward friends and strangers was very clear. Chen Qizhao originally thought that this boy was Shen Yuhuai’s friend, so he stood by and watched for a while. He listened to the conversation between the two of them and frowned. Eventually, he couldn’t resist stepping forward.

“So that is the case. Oh, Senior Brother Shen, how to solve this question?” The student blocked Shen Yuhuai and stood at the door of the library.

Shen Yuhuai glanced at the book. He was about to open his mouth to answer when he glimpsed a person walking over out of the corner of his eye.

Soon, Chen Qizhao stood in front of him and simply interrupted them directly. “Let’s go, Brother Huai.”

Seeing this, the student frowned slightly. He didn’t pay attention to Chen Qizhao and said, “Senior Brother Shen…”

Chen Qizhao said, “Brother, we’re going to the cafeteria. We won’t be able to queue up if we are late.”

Shen Yuhuai glanced at Chen Qizhao’s side profile.

Chen Qizhao’s expression was slightly heavy at this time, and he didn’t seem very good-tempered.

The student saw that Shen Yuhuai didn’t speak and asked, “Senior Brother, are you going to eat?”

Chen Qizhao laughed. “You don’t eat lunch at noon?”

The student smiled awkwardly. “Then we will talk next time. I won’t disturb Senior Brother.”

He glanced at Chen Qizhao as he said this. Then he put the book in his bag and turned around to leave.

Once this person left, Chen Qizhao thought of something. He was used to doing things casually and only remembered something at this time. “I just saw that you didn’t want to continue talking to him. Are you acquaintances?”

Shen Yuhuai’s eyes deepened a bit. “It’s okay. I’m not familiar with him.”

Chen Qizhao looked over doubtfully.

“He is a student of my mentor’s open class, and we had met twice in the library.” Shen Yuhuai looked at Chen Qizhao. “I don’t know him.”

Shen Yuhuai asked, “Why didn’t you tell me when you came?”

“I just saw him ask a question and thought it was okay to wait.” Chen Qizhao originally thought this was Shen Yuhuai’s acquaintance. Then the more he listened to it, the more wrong it felt. Thus, he stepped forward to stop it.

“This person is too rude. He blocked you at the entrance of the library at noon to ask questions. I waited by the side for almost ten minutes, but he didn’t thank you after asking. He used you as a question bank machine to receive answers.”

“He didn’t tell you to go stand in the shade next to you and didn’t pick the right time when asking people questions. Next time, you can just refuse him.”

The two of them walked in the direction of the cafeteria. Chen Qizhao was carrying a loose shoulder bag and had one hand in his pocket.

His forehead hair was cut shorter, revealing the eyes. These eyes looked forward when talking. Then when looking to the side, one could see the clear eyes that contained a bit of agility. Shen Yuhuai followed him and listened to his suggestions. He saw some wantonness and flamboyance in this person.

It wasn’t the same as when he was a child.

He got along with Chen Qizhao these days and gradually no longer treated him as the childhood younger brother. The boy’s behavior might be a bit immature, but he had his own attitude and ideas. His temper was more aggressive, and he wasn’t as well-behaved as when he was a child, but there was a different type of freshness.

He couldn’t help glancing over Chen Qizhao’s hair. He noticed the Adam’s apple moving when the other person spoke and also noticed the water droplets on the side of the collarbone due to the hot weather.

It seemed that as they got along with each other, certain details became clearer and clearer.

It was the first time Shen Yuhuai paid so much attention to a boy’s appearance. There were a lot of good-looking students around him but very few boys like Chen Qizhao. This made people unable to take their eyes off him.

Chen Qizhao looked to the side. “Brother Huai?”

Shen Yuhuai’s mind returned. He shifted his gaze forward slightly and saw the crowd coming and going from the door of the cafeteria. He answered in a low voice, “Yes.”

Soon, he looked at Chen Qizhao again.

“Next time, don’t let him take advantage of you. Does a study god like you let people ask you random questions? You aren’t a charity.” After Chen Qizhao finished speaking, he noticed that Shen Yuhuai was looking at him. He tilted his head slightly, and his voice slightly lowered. “Or you can directly find me. The library isn’t far away, and I will relieve you of the siege.”

“Okay,” Shen Yuhuai responded.

Chen Qizhao couldn’t resist looking at him.

Shen Yuhuai said again, “Next time something happens, I will find you.”

Chen Qizhao quickened his pace when he heard this. He walked into the cafeteria with a few steps and looked back at Shen Yuhuai after entering. “Brother, hurry up.”

He waited for the other person to follow before walking inside.

Shen Yuhuai withdrew his gaze and restrained himself from looking at the other person. He felt that today’s cafeteria was more stuffy than ever.

However, Chen Qizhao was prepared. After entering the cafeteria, he found a seat, talked to Shen Yuhuai, and went over to get his food.

He didn’t know when but when he made an appointment with Shen Yuhuai like this, he had a particularly happy feeling from when he ate with others.

Then on the weekend, he went out for drinks with Cheng Rong’s group.

Yan Kailin complained about his older brother every time he drank. He hated Yan Kaiqi’s tyrant actions. The people around him finished comforting him. Once he finished talking, he looked at Chen Qizhao. “Brother, did your brother say anything about you when you came out to drink recently?”

Chen Qizhao was looking at his phone. He paused slightly when he heard this. “He didn’t say.”

Chen Shiming before that he made friends with dubious people. After the two of them had a quarrel, Chen Shiming once again mentioned it when Chen Qizhao went home last time. Maybe it was because he had a dinner date with Shen Yuhuai that day. When he almost quarreled with Chen Shiming, he remembered what Shen Yuhuai said and patiently explained it to Chen Shiming.

In the end, they still quarreled after the explanation, but after that time, Chen Shiming didn’t say anything about Cheng Rong and the others.

“Chen Shiming has changed recently,” Chen Qizhao’s brow became less hostile. “He doesn’t care about my drinking and just tells me not to drink too late.”

Yan Kailin looked envious. He saw that Chen Qizhao was still chatting with someone and leaned over to take a look. “Who have you been chatting with just now… F*k, Shen Yuhuai!”

He saw the name on the chat interface and instantly became alert. “Is he here to spy on me again?”

Chen Qizhao moved his phone away slightly. “What are you thinking about?”

“Shen Yuhuai is on the same side as my brother. He must’ve come to inquire about the news,” Yan Kailin warned.

Yan Kailin said so, and the other three agreed.

Chen Qizhao frowned slightly. “Shen Yuhuai isn’t as bad as you think. He is quite good.”

He added, “Besides, I was chatting with him. What spying on the enemy’s situation?”

The surroundings were quiet for a moment, and the people present looked at Chen Qizhao with a bit of surprise.

The last time when Yan Kailin complained about Shen Yuhuai, Chen Qizhao’s attitude toward Shen Yuhuai wasn’t like this.

“You have a good relationship with him recently. Have you even made an appointment with him?” Yan Kailin asked.

Chen Qizhao replied to the message and paused for a moment before saying, “…It’s okay.”

[Shen Yuhuai: I happen to be near you. Do you need me to send you back later?]

The other people in the private room were still talking. Then suddenly, someone opened the door and came in. He said in a worried tone, “It isn’t good. Liu Kai is fighting with someone.

The bar they came to today was close to S College in order to avoid Yan Kaiqi’s spies. They were also coming here for the first time.

This wasn’t the urban area, and there were all types of people mixed in. Their group originally booked a private room to drink in. Then when Liu Kai went to the bathroom, he saw a drunk man making things difficult for the waiter. Liu Kai passed by and helped the waiter out. Unexpectedly, Liu Kai reasoned with this person, but the person didn’t listen. He fought when he didn’t listen and called others when he couldn’t beat Liu Kai.

“That person doesn’t have any virtues. He says he can beat Liu Kai, so he fought. Then when he couldn’t beat Liu Kai, he called people to help him.”

Yan Kailin was shocked. “F*k, this person really has no virtues. Our Kaizi is really good-tempered.”

The bathroom of the bar was outside. By the time Chen Qizhao’s group went out, a few people had already surrounded Liu Kai.

Chen Qizhao and Cheng Rong immediately rushed over to fight. Yan Kailin sent someone to call the bar owner and immediately called the police when seeing this battle.

Shen Yuhuai happened to be driving to the area. He saw that Chen Qizhao hadn’t replied to his message and planned to go to the bar to take a look.

As soon as he arrived at the entrance of the bar, he saw a group of people gathered together. He got out of the car and walked over. Then he happened to see Chen Qizhao standing next to a policeman and talking about something.

Shen Yuhuai listened to the words of the people around him and probably knew what happened.

There was surveillance in the bar. The other person started the attack, and the waiter testified to it as well. The police asked Chen Qizhao and the others to go to the police station to record a statement. Just as Chen Qizhao was walking out, he suddenly saw Shen Yuhuai in the crowd. He paused slightly, not understanding why Shen Yuhuai was here.

On the way to the police station, Shen Yuhuai also followed. They took Shen Yuhuai’s car.

Yan Kailin was cowardly the whole way. He looked at Shen Yuhuai’s face from time to time and whispered to Chen Qizhao, “It’s over, it’s over. Shen Yuhuai will definitely tell my brother!”

Chen Qizhao carefully looked at the driver’s seat and inexplicably felt a bit uneasy. He looked at the rearview mirror in the car and saw Shen Yuhuai’s serious driving.

After going to the police station to record his statement, Shen Yuhuai was still outside when he came out. Shen Yuhuai was holding a bag of things in his hand. Chen Qizhao didn’t dare to approach as he said, “Yan Kailin is still inside. This time, it wasn’t our fault. The other party first found fault with the waiter and then hit Liu Kai…”

Shen Yuhuai pursed his mouth and stepped forward to take Chen Qizhao’s hand.

Chen Qizhao was pulled by him, and the words on his lips suddenly stopped. He sat down obediently on the rest chair.

Shen Yuhuai knelt down on one knee and opened the bag in his hand. Chen Qizhao saw the iodine and gauze inside and looked slightly startled. Shen Yuhuai had gone to the pharmacy to buy these things.

He was thinking about this when the medical cotton swab dipped in disinfectant lightly touched Chen Qizhao’s face.

The cold sensation brought a slight tingling pain. Chen Qizhao stopped his movements and explained what happened in a low voice, “…The wound doesn’t need to be treated. It is just a graze.”

Shen Yuhuai gently rubbed the wound, and the seriousness in his eyes couldn’t be refused.

The boy’s face was right in front of him, and any change of his face became abnormal, especially the other person’s eyes.

Chen Qizhao didn’t speak. He lowered his head and had nowhere to rest his gaze.

In the end, he could only stop on Shen Yuhuai’s face. Shen Yuhuai didn’t wear glasses. His eyes were deep and serious. In the slight light of the reflection, Chen Qizhao seemed to see his own embarrassment.

The tingling pain caused by the disinfection seemed to be gone. Chen Qizhao looked at Shen Yuhuai’s eyes, from his pupils to his eyelashes, extending out little by little. He looked at the end of Shen Yuhuai’s eyes and then the bridge of his nose… The other person’s face was close to him. Chen Qizhao had never looked at Shen Yuhuai so closely.

He blinked and looked away. Soon, he shifted his gaze back again.

The medical swab moved position, and the tingling feeling faded a bit.

Shen Yuhuai’s fingers touched Chen Qizhao’s face, and the slightly cold touch fixed him in place.

At this time, Shen Yuhuai suddenly smiled. The eyes of his eyes curved slightly.

Chen Qizhao was stunned. This was the first time he had seen Shen Yuhuai smile like this.

Shen Yuhuai said helplessly, “Don’t move.”

Chen Qizhao said honestly, “I’m not moving.”

He really didn’t move…

The cotton swab was taken away. Shen Yuhuai’s gaze swept over Chen Qizhao’s face as if to confirm something.

Chen Qizhao couldn’t tell if his face was hot from the wound or something else.

Shen Yuhuai’s eyes seemed to see all of him.

Shen Yuhuai said, “Okay.”

Chen Qizhao suddenly felt his heart beating faster. It thumped as if about to jump out of his chest.

He didn’t feel good at all.

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  1. SunBao says:

    Cuuuuuuuuute

    Thanks for the chaper!

  2. Perper19 says:

    I love this. It’s too cute. They always find each other, regardless of what happened or did not happen.

    Thank you for the update.

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