At night, passersby passed by the fence, but no one stopped to pay attention to the movement in the corner.
Chen Qizhao kissed Shen Yuhuai several times but only touched the other person’s lips at the most basic level. It was as if to verify a certain feeling, overlapping bit by bit with his haunting dreams.
“I just…” Chen Qizhao’s words hadn’t come out yet.
Shen Yuhuai’s phone rang. It was Liu Sui’s call.
He picked up the phone. “What happened?”
Chen Qizhao didn’t know what to say and couldn’t think of what to say.
“Go for a walk?” Shen Yuhuai asked suddenly.
Chen Qizhao replied, “Okay.”
His mind was a bit blank.
From an unexplainable impulse, Chen Qizhao had no extra brain power to think of anything else when he was kissing Shen Yuhuai. But once everything calmed down, some specific emotions would slowly surge up. He hadn’t been in a relationship before, and he didn’t know what it felt like to like someone. He just found that some emotions weren’t right and he was instigated by his roommates, making him impulsive.
But just now, it was Shen Yuhuai who kissed him first, right?
Was it too fast? Did Shen Yuhuai like him?
Chen Qizhao couldn’t say it, but there seemed to be some touch left on his lips.
The two of them walked all the way to the vicinity of the dormitory building. They often walked on this road and were used to it. They unknowingly came to the usual place of separation. When the two of them ate together in the past, Chen Qizhao felt that walking was a waste of time. Then after walking more, he felt that it was good to take a walk occasionally. He inadvertently developed some habits.
It was still early when they arrived at the door of the dormitory building today. The two of them slowed down in tacit understanding.
It was just that when they stopped at the door of the dormitory building, some boys passed by and looked at them while entering the dormitory building.
The atmosphere between the two of them became awkwardly quiet. Shen Yuhuai opened his lips slightly when not far away, a car turned on the light and interrupted the conversation between the two of them.
“Shen Yuhuai!” A voice came from afar.
The conversation between Chen Qizhao and Shen Yuhuai was interrupted. They both looked in the direction of the headlights.
Liu Sui lowered the car window and spoke toward their side, “I thought it looked like you from far away.”
Shen Yuhuai asked, “How did you know I was here?”
Liu Sui leaned against the car window and greeted Chen Qizhao, “Huh? Don’t you send this person back every time you meet? I have an impression of it from when I came last time.”
“Old Wang said there is a data problem and told the administrator. Let’s go back and take a look now.”
Shen Yuhuai wondered, “Now?”
“Now.” Liu Sui looked at him a bit strangely. “Do you have something to do later? How about I talk to Old Wang?”
Shen Yuhuai didn’t speak. He just slightly tilted his head to look at Chen Qizhao’s side.
At this time, a boy standing at the door of the dormitory shouted toward them.
Chen Qizhao turned his head and saw his two roommates carrying supermarket bags in their hands. It seemed that they had returned not long ago. They didn’t leave immediately after saying hello to him and seemed to be looking over here.
In this case, some words were difficult to say.
“Why don’t you think about it?” Chen Qizhao suddenly said.
Shen Yuhuai looked at him. “What to think about?”
Chen Qizhao: “……”
Why was this person still pretending not to understand?
“Why don’t you think about what happened at the exercise field just now?”
Shen Yuhuai looked at him and wanted to ask.
Not far away, Chen Qizhao’s roommate had already raised his voice and asked, “Qizhao, do you want me to wait for you? It will be dark soon.”
“Oh, I’m coming.” Chen Qizhao glanced at Shen Yuhuai. Then he soon ran toward his roommates.
Shen Yuhuai’s gaze followed him until the other person entered the iron door of the dormitory building. “Let’s go.”
“Huh?” Liu Sui leaned against the window. He just heard the two people’s words and didn’t quite understand it. “If you are busy, I will ask for leave for you.”
Shen Yuhuai walked to the front passenger side, opened the door, and sat directly inside.
Liu Sui looked at Shen Yuhuai doubtfully. He always felt that Shen Yuhuai was a bit strange tonight. “Just now, Qizhao told you to think about it. What should you think about? Why does it feel like he is talking about an important life event—?”
Shen Yuhuai stopped when he heard this. He paused for a while before replying, “I don’t know. It seems like I don’t need to think about it.”
On the other side, Chen Qizhao went upstairs with his roommates.
“I just saw you standing at the door and thought I went to the wrong dormitory building.” His roommate took out a can of beer and handed it to Chen Qizhao.
The other roommate said, “Oh yes, just now, the two of us stood and watched you from afar. I thought you were a young couple from the girl’s dormitory next door.”
Chen Qizhao opened the beer can and looked at them with a puzzled expression. “What do you mean?”
“At the entrance of the girl’s dormitory building, aren’t there the guys still standing at the door when sending their girlfriends back.” The roommate pushed open their door.
“Yes yes, it is like sending people back to the dormitory building. It is greasy and crooked.”
“It really looks like it from afar. I was thinking about it, but you guys were standing too close.”
“Did the car next to you take you back?”
“That’s for certain. Who would send someone back on purpose? Qizhao isn’t a girl.”
“But didn’t that car come in later?”
Chen Qizhao drank a lot of beer and almost choked when he heard this.
Shen Yuhuai really sent him back every time.
His roommate suddenly thought of something. “No, Qizhao, didn’t you go see that girl tonight?”
Chen Qizhao: “……”
In the dormitory, Yan Kailin had queued up alone in the game.
Chen Qizhao ignored them and went to the bathroom to take a shower.
The water in the bathroom spilled down and over his skin. Chen Qizhao brushed his forehead hair back.
At this moment, his mind calmed a bit. Cold water flowed down the drain of the bedroom. He took a shower and licked his lower lip a bit. He had never been in a relationship before, so he didn’t know what counted as liking, but Cheng Rong and Liu Kai had talked about their girlfriends. They always pursued the girl if they liked her.
A certain memory rose up. He scratched his head before suddenly remembering that he hadn’t made it clear. He seemed to have been kissed by Shen Yuhuai halfway through the confession.
Chen Qizhao paused. Did he make a mistake? Did such a situation need to be thought about?
The confession seemed like something to think about, right?
“Brother, why are you taking so long to shower?” Yan Kailin came over and knocked on the door.
Chen Qizhao’s mind returned, and he turned off the shower. “I’m coming out now.”
After coming out, Chen Qizhao looked at his phone. Shen Yuhuai didn’t reply to his message.
He usually didn’t bring his phone with him when entering the laboratory. It took a while for him to reply to the messages.
He played a few games in an absent-minded manner. Once the game was finished, Chen Qizhao read through the chat records with Shen Yuhuai idly. He didn’t reply to messages much in recent times, but there were a lot of chat messages between the two of them. Looking at this intermittent chat, Chen Qizhao swiped to the latest message.
He hadn’t left the laboratory yet? So late?
It was still early after playing the game. Then Cheng Rong suddenly called. He said he was near their school and asked them if they wanted to come out for drinks.
Yan Kailin said, “Brother, should we go? Their car is outside. In any case, the four of us have no class. Do you want to go out all night?”
Chen Qizhao glanced at him. “Your brother hasn’t been caring about you these two days?”
Yan Kailin replied confidently. “Of course.”
His roommate added a knife. “Kailin’s brother is on a business trip. He just left this afternoon.”
Yan Kailin asked, “Are you going or not?”
Chen Qizhao thought for a moment before simply getting off the bed. “Go.”
There was no class tomorrow morning. The four people in the dormitory rushed out before the door control. Cheng Rong had just driven the car nearby. After getting in the car, they went all the way to the nearby bar. Due to the last drinking incident, the bar near S College was the only place they could come to. It was close, and Cheng Rong was familiar with the owner.
The people who came tonight were acquaintances. The group started drinking before soon playing a dice game.
Cheng Rong also brought his girlfriend. The two of them huddled in a corner to kiss after they got tired of kissing.
In a short time, Chen Qizhao had already drunk three cups in a row.
“Why are you still looking at your phone?” Liu Kai leaned over and asked.
Chen Qizhao turned off the screen of his phone. “Look at the news.”
He thought casually, ‘How long does it take to think about it? One night? Two days? We kissed. He shouldn’t have to think about it too long, right?’
Chen Qizhao was a bit dizzy and wanted to sober up.
After washing his face, his brain finally cleared up. There was a buzzing vibration from his pocket.
Seeing the name of the voice call, Chen Qizhao suddenly quieted down. “Hello?”
“Are you outside?” Shen Yuhuai asked.
“Yes.” Chen Qizhao turned off the water at the sink. “You just left the laboratory?”
Shen Yuhuai said, “I’m outside the bar.”
There was one person missing in the private room. The group didn’t wait for Chen Qizhao to go back.
“What about Qizhao? Why is he taking so long for him to wash his face?” Liu Kai asked.
Yan Kailin looked at the message on his phone and ignored it. He just said, “He sent me a message to play first, and don’t wait for him. I don’t know what he has been thinking about all night…”
“Wait, he shouldn’t have fallen in love, right?”
The wind was blowing outside, and the air near the suburbs was good.
When Shen Yuhuai came out of the laboratory, he received several emojis from Chen Qizhao. Then before he could reply, he received a message from Yan Kaiqi. Yan Kaiqi had just gone on a business trip today. Then when he got off the plane, he heard that Yan Kailin was drinking with someone and calling women to a bar near S College.
The bar wasn’t far from the institute. It was only a ten minute drive.
After arriving at the place, he asked his acquaintances about the situation. He figured out what was going on and finally replied to Yan Kaiqi.
“They came out of the dormitory and didn’t call women.”
Shen Yuhuai added, “You don’t have to control him so tightly.”
Yan Kaiqi asked, “He isn’t messing around, right?”
The two of them ended their conversation. Shen Yuhuai didn’t even knock on the door of the private room.
He waited a while before seeing someone coming out of the door of the bar. He looked around before his eyes finally fell on Shen Yuhuai.
Chen Qizhao had been drinking, but he clearly recognized this person. He saw Shen Yuhuai standing by the car in the distance.
“Why are you here?” Chen Qizhao still remembered that Shen Yuhuai went back to deal with the affairs of the laboratory. When Chen Qizhao first came out, he looked at his phone and realized that Shen Yuhuai had replied to his message half an hour ago. He just didn’t notice it.
Chen Qizhao walked up to him. “I came out to drink with people. I don’t have classes in the morning. The thing to think about…”
“I was in a hurry before and didn’t finish talking.” Shen Yuhuai stood beside him. “Can the thing to be considered be answered now?”
Chen Qizhao snorted. “Okay.”
Shen Yuhuai asked, “Can you get closer?”
The distance between the two of them got closer. Chen Qizhao still had a slight smell of alcohol on his body.
Shen Yuhuai lowered his head and kissed the corner of his lips. “Is this okay?”
The lights of the road outside the bar weren’t bright. The scattered parking spaces were stuck at various subtle angles.
Chen Qizhao stood close to him and raised a hand to touch him.
“Can we try? I haven’t been in a relationship before.”
“I haven’t been in a relationship either.”
Shen Yuhuai asked, “Do you hate it when I kiss you?”
“I don’t hate it.” Chen Qizhao pursed his mouth. “Kiss again?”
Touch once and there would be a second one.
The incidents of being interrupted at the exercise field and at the dormitory building became increasingly stimulated by alcohol.
“So, are we in a relationship now?”
It wasn’t known about the ambiguity, but the love period had just started.