After arriving at the airport, Shen Chi got on the return flight and landed in Yancheng two hours later. He walked out of the airport with his suitcase.
It was getting dark and Manager Chen patted his head, like he wanted to.
“We didn’t even eat hot pot once when we went to Yucheng.”
“Eating outside is expensive.” Lan Heng skillfully controlled costs. “In the supermarket we could buy a package of hot pot bottoms for 40 and buy some meat and vegetables at 50.”
“You can boil bones as a clear soup. Chinese medicine pays attention to cold and warm food.” Ye Ning also prescribed .
He hadn’t finished yet when Shen Chi added a sentence for him with a blank face: “ Put two slices of wolfberry.”
“how did you know?”
The red-haired boy was looking at the old thermos cup that Ye Ning was holding. He also knew why Ye Ning, who was in his early twenties, was keen on health preservation.
He did not answer Ye Ning’s question, instead he asked the tall and thin man next to him.
“Are you going to eat?”
“There will be dinner in the evening.”
Shen Chi dropped his head then a hand fell on his head and rubbed it gently.
“You guys should eat something delicious.”
He listened to the sound, got in the car back to the base. Lan Heng opened the memo and began to remember the ingredients.
“We must have fat cow’s meat. Hot pot without fat cow’s meat has no soul. They are in the cold storage area of supermarkets. Tofu skin luncheon meat can also be lessened, look at what you want to eat”
In a short while, the list is full but the cost is not high because most of them are cheap seasonal vegetables. A total of 270 yuan.
After getting off the bus, the players didn’t go directly to the supermarket. They planned to go back to the base and put their luggage. Shen Chi turned the key to open the door and stopped at the moment.
“How can I get in?” Lan Heng behind him asked, “I’m going to the supermarket later I want to buy things, I hope I can get discounts.”
“ Use these.”
Lan Heng wanted to ask what, but as the teenager stepped into the living room, his sight was unobstructed. He saw the neatly arranged hot pot ingredients and utensils on the dining table.
He approached the table and saw that there was also a thinly sliced beef, finely-textured codfish and fresh Ecuadorian white shrimp. The soup was boiled over a small fire on the stove and the aroma was strong. All they had to do was to sit and enjoy the food at the table.
The crowd dragging their tired bodies back to the base quickly sat at the table. Only Lan Heng excitedly took photos with the camera and even Manger Cheng asked: “Who ordered it?”
The young man’s tone was low.
“When your brother said let us eat well, I thought he was just being polite, but I didn’t expect him to order such a rich meal for us. It would definitely cost us less money.” Lan Heng’s eyes revealed envy.
Ye Ning put a slice of wolfberry in the coke.
“Your brother is so kind to you. If I have such a brother, I will be satisfied.”
Xu Cheng paid attention to Shen Chi’s indifferent expression, he stopped the pen writing on the paper and asked.
“Are you… happy?”
Although Shen Chi usually has no facial expressions, the communication between the two is also good. After getting along for more than half a month, he also found that the teenager had two red hairs upturned when he was happy.
Lan Heng also pays attention to this point: “Is it something you love to eat?”
He was puzzled, and logically speaking, he should. He was cooking at the base most of the time and the table was full of things that Shen Chi liked to eat.
The boy shook his head.
Lan Heng asked, “What is the reason?”
Shen Chi looked at the bill sent from the machine, and replied blankly.
“My brother used my bank card.”
The public’s eyes instantly turned from envy to sympathy. Lan Heng felt that the burden of supporting the family was weighing heavily on the shoulders of the young man. He knew how to comfort him, and he had to encourage him.
“We will have money after the game.”
Zheng An on the wine table stared at Yan Xue Xiao and said, “Xu Xin was arranged to sit in the position of general manager Zaiyuan as soon as your father died. You used to love to intervene in appointments and dismissal.”
Yan Xue Xiao faintly opened, “I want Uncle Xu to leave at ease.”
Zheng An didn’t see the slightest strangeness on Yan Xue Xiao’s face. Yan Xue Xiao said that and he believed it. Yan Xue Xiao would lend money to Xu Xin.
“I heard that you flew to Yucheng to watch a game match and stayed in a hotel with a newly grown-up child.”
Zhou Tingman, who was sitting on the left side of Zheng An said, “I also know that the little boy is playing here.”
Yan Xue Xiao lowered his dark eyes and his thin lips were tightly pressed into a line. Even if he looked expressionless, Ah Pei knew that Yan Xue Xiao was angry.
“That kid is called Shen Chi, right?”Zheng An recalled. “Poor boy, he looked for you everywhere, he was so down, you should have given him a message. ”
Zheng An immediately turned to the first question: “After playing, you can gradually pick up the Yan family. There must always be someone you can trust around. I think Huang Shijing can be your secretary.”
Ah Pei had to look at Yan Xue Xiao. Even if he was slow, he could see that Zheng An took the opportunity to insert someone beside Yan Xue Xiao. Zheng An was more cautious than they expected.
Yan Xue Xiao sips his wine: “I have work.”
When Yan Xue Xiao walked out of the box, Huang Shijing followed. He understood Zheng An’s purpose for sending him. But Yan Xue Xiao, who has always been gentle and polite, is difficult to deal with.
When he was about to get on the bus, Yan Xue Xiao suddenly narrowed his eyes.
“Have you studied in the UK?”
Although he knew why Yan Xue Xiao would ask, Huang Shijing still responded.
“University of London.”
“It’s weird that your daughter is also studying in London.”
Yan Xue Xiao’s voice is calm, “She studies very well.”
Because he is working under Zheng An, Huang Shijing sent his wife and daughter abroad.
He heard Yan Xuexiao’s implication, a cold sweat came out of his forehead. He bowed his head respectfully: “I know what to do.”
He didn’t look up until the vehicle moved and through the car window he saw Yan Xue Xiao’s face hidden in the dark, without the slightest warmth in his eyes, which was the same as when they are having a conversation on the wine table.
It takes four hours to resume the game, which pays more attention to mistakes. Their teamwork is still a problem. There is no other solution which can increase the familiarity with teammates than training matches.
After the resumption, at ten o’clock in the evening, when he walked out of the training room, he heard Xu Cheng calling his mother : “Mom, I had a good time here. Keep it for yourself instead of sending it to me.”
The night wind was cold, the young man wrapped his thin coat tightly, touched the key in the bag and thought of going out to Huating.
He walked out of the base to Huating, and they were all at the edge of Yan University. It took ten minutes to get on the elevator to the door of the house.
Shen Chi used the key to open the door, but Yan Xue Xiao did not return. The house without him was completely dark. The moment he pressed the light, it suddenly brightened.
He waited on the sofa for a while, and walked into the study. The huge study room contained books on the whole wall, and the light poured down from the roof, like a small library.
Shen Chi thought that there would be a book of philosophy on the bookshelf. After consciously understanding, he can now understand a few philosophical terms.
However, he didn’t expect that the bookshelf was not filled with Philosophy books but instead with history books and biographies. He flipped through a book, all written in classical Chinese, and the teenager suddenly felt worried about his future.
He took the history book and read it on the chair. He fell asleep without realizing. He woke up from his sleep when he heard the door opening, put down the book and walked to the living room.
As soon as Shen Chi walked into the living room, he smelled a strong scent of alcohol. He immediately ran next to Yan Xue Xiao, his tone expressing concern.
“Are you drunk?”
Yan Xue Xiao has been numb to alcohol. No matter how much alcohol he drinks, he is always sober. But he looked down at the young man who was holding him carefully, without denying it.
The ignorant Shen Chi slowly laid him down on the sofa. Perhaps because of a stomach ache, Yan Xue Xiao closed his eyes, his dark eyelashes casting a deep shadow under his eyes.
Clearly Yan Xue Xiao wore expensive suits and had a big house in Yancheng, but for some reason, he felt uncomfortable looking at Yan Xue Xiao like this.His sour emotions spread in his heart.
He remembered that Yan Xue Xiao wore a simple white shirt and studied philosophy but now Yan Xue Xiao has not talked about philosophy. Even if he does not like to drink, he must participate in the wine party.
The young man awkwardly touched Yan Xue Xiao’s hair like how Yan Xue Xiao comforted him: “It’s been very hard on you.”
On the sofa the young man suddenly opened his eyes.
He didn’t have time to react, as if looking for someone, Yan Xue Xiao was calling his name, and he was at a loss for a moment.
Feeling confused for a while, in order to show that he did not leave, he had to lie on Yan Xue Xiao’s body. So close that he could touch the tip of his nose, but in the next second there was a cold sensation on his forehead. Then he heard Yan Xue Xiao’s low voice.
“My Shen Chi.”
Translator’s Note: YXX is totally blacken, only Shen Chi makes him soft. Happy Reading Everyone!