Zhao Yuan had brought her boyfriend.
Gu Qing Pei had long wanted to see this person. Zhao Yuan has always had a special place in his heart; the feelings he had for her was a mix of guilt and responsibility, and only when Zhao Yuan lives happily, can he have some relief.
His first impression of Zhao Yuan's boyfriend was good. According to Zhao Yuan, he was in the financial sector, not really older than Gu and his future was quite promising. Standing together with Zhao Yuan, they also looked like a good match.
However, Gu Qing Pei's second impression of him was not so good. He needed to re-evaluate his judgement since he felt the man was not really mature. He was also a man whose mind had no delicate thoughts and his heart was full of scruples. Gu Qing Pei could see through him.
He was measuring this man using himself as the bar and he knew Zhao Yuan enjoyed his thoughtfulness and careful considerations. He was afraid there will be a gap after the comparison, and she was going to be disappointed heavily. He intended to find a chance later and talk about this to Zhao Yuan.
They spent time for more than two hours, and the conversation kept flowing smoothly. Zhao Yuan invited Gu for dinner and he wanted to dodge it and he can see Zhao Yuan's boyfriend was polite to him, but the man was always on guard and acting hostile. The meal was not good.
After bidding them good-bye, he spent some time standing outside indecisively and he did not move for a long time.
He was thinking about where to go now.
If he went home, mostly he will have to confront Yuan Yang, the mouthy jerk, and he could not continue to walk on the road without going home eventually.
Sooner or later, he'd have to go back, might as well go back and eat dinner there. He even had a bit of interest in the art of cooking boasted by Yuan Yang.
He called a taxi and headed for the house.
The first thing he found was Yuan Yang squatting in front of his house with his back against the door. He had exchanged his casual clothes for a suit. His eyes were closed and a cigarette was hanging from his lips.
Gu Qing Pei's first thought was that the little wolf at his gate looked very responsible.
Yuan Yang heard the footsteps, opened his eyes and glanced at him, and then jumped up.
Gu Qing Pei looked at his sour face, and despite the thought of what happened today, his anger evaporated and he decided to let it go for now.
Yuan Yang strode over, grabbed his scarf and pulled him closer, "You are really very brave, actually playing me. I did not give you a good enough lesson ........you really..."
"I have come back for dinner," Gu Qing Pei yelled, cutting him off mid rant.
Yuan Yang stopped abruptly and looked at him.
Gu Qing Pei slowly grabbed his crushed cashmere scarf from his hand, "You don't want to cook for me? I thought you will cook me a delicious meal. Have you cooked? I skipped a meal to come back here in time."
Yuan Yang felt his anger dispersing like the rain clouds on a windy day. He swallowed his angry roar and caught Gu by his scarf and pinched his cheek. He then laughingly asked, "You deliberately came back here to eat?"
Gu Qing Pei nodded, "Yeah."
"Then quickly open the door for me, the pork has to marinate for a while before it is delicious."
Gu Qing Pei opened the door and let the wolf inside. He now understood that he had accidentally picked up a stray dog from the streets. Now, the dog wouldn't leave him alone and followed him around every day. Even though, Gu fed him reluctantly, why did he still hang around?
Yuan Yang was absolutely an animal of a rare breed. At least, he stopped molesting Gu for now. The past experience they had could only be pegged down to "the scholar meet the soldier" moment. It was useless as far as experiences went, to judge a person.
What should he do in order to get rid of this almost retaliatory harassment?
Yuan Yang pulled him into the house, he shed his coat and wore an apron happily. Humming, he walked into the kitchen.
Gu Qing Pei was surprised to say the least. Yuan Yang's face changed so fast from anger to happiness.
Although he never thought about it, maybe Yuan Yang was really enamoured with him. However, this idea gave him a heart sore since, his relationship was once quite bad with Yuan Yang. It even went to the point where he was drugged and then raped unwillingly. To his knowledge, Yuan Yang had done everything to humiliate him.
Gu Qing Pei was an expert at reading people and he knew that many young people like Yuan Yang were inexperienced little boys. With a single look, Gu Qing Pei could read their thought process.
But there was one person defying logic or at least the logic Gu understood. Gu Qin Pei could not read how his mind worked nor was he able to predict his next move. Theoretically speaking, the man should not have any sort of feelings for him, especially "like" or "lust" for him. But he fancied him, and pursued him almost on an obsessive level. Hypothetically, Yuan Yang was wired to suppress and dominate anyone who tangled with him and hence Gu couldn't understand at all how this came about to be.
The relationship between the two of them was very ambiguous.
While Yuan Yang cooked, Gu Qing Pei handled his work in the study room. After forty minutes, Yuan Yang appeared in the study door, he smilingly invited Gu to "come and eat."
"Quick? This is nothing, I can be much faster." Yuan Yang looked at Gu's table, and took in all the papers and laptop spread about it. "Don't you get tired looking at that system all day, every day?" Get up and come. "
Gu Qing Pei washed his hands first and approached the dining table. The food look quite good and appetising and his heart was touched by the unexpected feelings he had.
Yuan Yang looked at him like, "What's wrong?"
"It looks nice."
"Then quickly sit and eat."
Gu Qing Pei tasted a piece of the braised pork, and frowned slightly, "A little salty."
"Well, I like salty food more." Yuan Yang smirked then, "Anyway, it's too late to complain now."
Gu Qing Pei looked at him unblinkingly, "You did not ask me before you prepared."
"I did not ask? Of course I didn't. Why did you ditch me and run away even after I warned you not to?"
"Didn't I tell you not to follow me everywhere? But you don't listen to me well."
Yuan Yang "Who told you to go out in the first place to meet her? Here after you're not allowed to meet her."
Gu Qing Pei blinked at that order and cried loudly, "Who do you think you are?"
Yuan Yang used a paper towel to wipe his mouth, and raised his chin with a proud smile, "I'm your MAN."
Gu Qing Pei snorted heavily to show his disdain.
Yuan Yang narrowed his eyes menacingly, "You'll have to agree to that....sooner or later."
Gu Qing Pei glanced at him, "You want me to be with you....be your man....so should I entrust you to do a good job? I only respect ability rather than you, or your strength."
Yuan Yang snapped his mouth shut, "What the fuck do you mean by that?"
"I mean you do not understand me in the least, but also want me to be with you." Gu Qing Pei knocked himself with the chopsticks then lifted the soup bowl to drain it fully. He then replaced the bowl on the table and said, "Yuan Yang, you're just like this bowl......empty. Why should I be with you?"
Yuan Yang's face sank as his character took a direct hit by Gu's savage words. He had never measured how much he earned or how much he learned or how much he should be earning. His mind never stopped to think about all these silly things.
Naturally, he did not mind what others thought for it was not their money he used. To waste one's life in the accumulation of wealth and reputation, why should he also follow those rules? Just to satisfy others?
He always thought that idea was stupid.
However, he never thought that someone he liked would look down on him for the same reasons or feel ashamed of him. He gritted his teeth, "I do not want to waste time in making money. Who cares about cars or a house? It's all nonsense to me, I have no need for any of those."
Gu Qing Pei laughed at those lofty words, "For the eldest son of a rich family, these handy things naturally are meaningless. You are born in a family with too much money and fame. You don't even now the proper spelling for poverty. Nothing in this world can tempt you because you have it all at your fingertips." He took a deep breath and continued, "Unfortunately, I am only a secular person, and my family does not own properties across the country. I want to have a good life with my family with the money I earn slowly and steadily. I admire people who sweat blood to reach the top and make something of their career. You are nothing but a young master, who doesn't know how the world runs. Everything you own is not from your hard work but rather your family's money. I don't respect that, young master."
Yuan Yang's face lost its complexion. He wanted to argue but for the moment, he didn't know how to refute those accusations.
Gu Qing Pei continued to eat his food, barely containing the urge to laugh. "You are not without merit, at least you're not lazy and your cooking is not bad. If you continue like this, it's gonna end up bad for you. Your parents won't be alive forever and your younger brother is still sick. He needs you to carry on the business for him. You should continue to work hard for your family."
Yuan Yang was angry as he said, "Gu Qing Pei, you and your advice is good to hear but they are ridiculous. You can't wait to interfere in my family's business."
Gu Qing Pei shook his head, "You really should grow up."
Yuan Yang fiercely smacked the table, his face assuming an ugly expression.
Gu Qing Pei looked up at him, "That shows why everything I say doesn't go to your heart."
"You know what will happen if you continue to antagonise me."
[E/N: Honestly, YY stop being a brat and listen to GQP. He's telling you to change so he can accept you. Stop these threats. It's pissing me off.]
Gu Qing Pei nodded, "Well, if you can find a relationship and a way to solve this current problem, I will award you with a one-time bonus of two hundred thousand."
Yuan Yang raised his eyebrow, "Such a big case and the profit to the company is in hundreds of millions and you give me a paltry 200,000?"
Gu Qing Pei smiled, "200,000. Take it or leave it."
Yuan Yang reeled back his comment. "OK, two hundred thousand.....two hundred thousand. This money is my own earnings. You can't let my dad reclaim it!" Yuan Yang's looked at him with a strict expression playing out on his face.
"No, it's your hard-won earnings. I admit." Gu Qing Pei placed the chopsticks down and leaned his chin on the hand on the table, "Yuan, complete this task and let me see you like a man."
Yuan Yang replied contemptuously, "That's easy."
Gu Qing Pei smiled and shook his head, "You go on that business trip this Monday, to xx city. Go make your words come true, establish a relationship."
Gu Qing Pei then added thoughtfully, "Go.....and if you screw things up, I think you shouldn't come back to see me. I would not want to see you. "
Yuan Yang stretched his hand to pinch Gu's chin, "If I do it? I want more than money. I want more.....of that. I want ....you."
Gu Qing Pei moved away from his hand and stood up, "Don't be vulgar."
[E/N: Y'all gotta give Gu the credit. The man, even though his body was hot for YY, is putting up a good fight to resist him.]
Yuan Yang followed him and hugged Gu Qing Pei from behind. He circled his waist with one hand and clamped the other one on his chest and softly whispered in his ear, "I will accomplish this and I will be back and when I come back, I will fuck you all night. No matter how much you cry or beg for mercy, I will not stop- this is the price you will pay for daring to provoke me."
Gu Qing Pei's lips slightly shivered but he did not turn around. His hands clenched into fists.
[E/N: Gu, I got you. I'm shivering too. YY is HAWT!]
Yuan Yang bowed his head and gently bit his neck, and continued to whisper, "You annoyed me so many times, I've done you once. I was really kind to you that day but not anymore."
Gu Qing Pei coldly replied, "Don't threaten me. If you fail, then get out of my house and do not bother me. "
Yuan Yang tightened his arms, gritted his teeth and said, "Well......you wait and see."