Fang Hao noticed that He Zizhong paused the video. Leaning over to see the picture— “Allen? And…ah?”
Allen was next to a young man in his twenties in the video. His appearance felt a bit familiar to Fang Hao.
“What’s the matter?” He Zizhong retracted his bemused gaze to look looked at Fang Hao. Seeing him staring at the screen in surprise, he couldn’t help feeling a little weird in his heart – could he know… it’s impossible! The two have never seen each other in this life!
“Um… I seem to have seen this person once. This one next to Allen… once we saw him on the roadside when we returned to the base.” After saying that, Fang Hao shrugged casually and smiled, “I thought he seemed to look a bit like me, but it doesn’t seem to feel like that anymore.”
He Zizhong looked at the person on the screen, then at Fang Hao. Putting down the spoon in his hand, he raised his hand to embrace Fang Hao’s shoulder: “That’s person… is called Dai Jun.”
“Oh? You know?” Fang Hao’s eyes widened in surprise. How could it be so coincidental? His cousin ran to the Overlord team, and the people he know now also ran to the same team? Or is it because he knew that person that they also knew Xu Lili? Were they introduced to the team?
As he was thinking, Fang Hao suddenly felt that He Zizhong’s eyes were a little…unnatural. A thought suddenly popped up in his heart, and he subconsciously paused his hand mid-serve.
He has to say that Fang Hao’s sixth sense is very accurate sometimes.
He Zizhong smiled helplessly: “He…I was with him for a while.”
Blinking his eyes, there was a little jealousy in his heart. Suddenly, Fang Hao laughed, put down the spoon and raised his hand to touch He Zizhong’s face: “Zizhong is so good. I wouldn’t believe if it you hadn’t been with anyone before.” He can only blame himself for not having enough strength to be with him the entire time. If he had insisted on staying with him, even if he wasn’t a lover, he could have started from a right? At that time when he turned and left, he did even get a phone or QQ1A chat app in China: https://www.imqq.com number. What an idiot!
He Zizhong was stunned. He didn’t expect Fang Hao to have such thoughts. Smiling bitterly, he raised his arm to hug him, sliding his hand gently on his back. It was a bit embarrassing to reveal the truth so honestly. “Do you think he is a bit like you?”
“Yeah.” Fang Hao suddenly felt uneasy again. Did Zizhong accept him because of this…?!
“I feel the same way.” He Zizhong didn’t notice Fang Hao’s worried look because he was holding him. “At the beginning… when I saw him for the first time, it was because I thought he was a little like you… so…”
Fang Hao was taken aback for a few seconds, then suddenly straightened up and put his hands on He Zizhong’s shoulders. His eyes widened and he asked in astonishment: “You mean… because of me…you…I…” His mind is a little confused. Following that train of thought, could it be that He Zizhong had feelings for him first, which is why he associated with someone who is a bit similar to him?!
He Zizhong coughed embarrassingly and turned his head to the side: “Um… Yes…” After a pause, he felt that his explanation was a little unclear. Now that he opened his mouth, it’s better to clarify everything in one breath. “I was… after the time we talked in school… I felt… I might like boys too. I met Dai Jun when I went to meet my old classmates after graduating from college…” He said, and sighed again. Seeing Fang Hao’s surprised expression, he smiled bitterly, “He’s completely different from you. I am embarrassed to say that I only broke up with him after discovering him cheating…”
That circle is very messy. He has no interest in that kind of life. Even if he likes men, he would rather find someone who can live with him for a long time. Unexpectedly, the person he found was someone in the circle.2There’s a lot of negatives in this sentence, so I simplified it to keep the meaning somewhat consistent Dai Jun was obviously the kind of person who liked to play around, and he was completely dismissive of chastity and loyalty.
Fang Hao was stunned for a long time before he threw his head into his arms under He Zizhong’s somewhat worried sight. He didn’t dare to force his fist to knock on his back a few times: “I’m so stupid! Why didn’t I come to find you back then…”
He Zizhong laughed and held him tightly in his arms, comforting: “I’m the dumb one. If I promised back then…”
Fang Hao shook his head. Taking a deep breath, he raised his head. “It’s not your fault. I was afraid of meeting you when I passed by your house later…”
“My house?” He Zizhong was stunned. “You recognize my house?” Fang Hao knowing his name, class, or seat is nothing unusual in high school. It’s just asking his classmates. But there weren’t many classmates who knew where he lived. How did he know his home?
Fang Hao was stunned, blinked, and suddenly laughed: “When do you think I met you?”
Wasn’t it high school?!
He Zizhong suddenly felt that he seemed to have forgotten something. Could it be that he had already met Fang Hao before his third year of high school?! But how could he have no impression at all!!
“Zizhong, eat. I’m going to swim in a while.” Fang Hao took the claypot rice that belonged to He Zizhong in both hands, and brought it to him. He even blinked his eyes, smirking deliberately.
He Zizhong’s mouth twitched twice as he took his casserole: “You… we… we met before my third year of high school?” What he wanted to ask was “We knew3Minor subtlety here. HZZ wants to ask if they knew each other (beyond simple recognition of the other person). each other before my third year of high school?” Judging from Fang Hao’s appearance, he’s afraid the matter isn’t so simple.
“Since you forgot…” Fang Hao tilted his head with his spoon in his mouth. “Then you will be punished to remember!” After speaking, he took a large spoonful of rice mixed with rapeseed, pork belly, sausage and rice, into his mouth, speaking vaguely, “I want to swim in a while.”
He Zizhong decided to temporarily put the matter aside. The more he tries to recall this kind of tangled memory, the harder it’ll be to remember. It’s more important to watch the beauty swimming in swimming trunks!
But having said that, he didn’t remember that Fang Hao was the junior brother who confessed to him in the third year of high school until he was dying in his last life. Does he have to wait until the end of his life before remembering how he knew him even earlier?
Is he really old? How else would he forget Fang Hao twice in a row? He’s really sorry for his lover!
Someone silently decided to treat his lover better, hoping to remember what he forgot as soon as possible…
Golden sun scattered on the white sand, and a rustling breeze blew over the coconut tree leaves. In the blue waters, colorful fish swam among the corals on the seabed decorated with beautiful stones and starfish.
He Zizhong and Fang Hao had changed their swimming trunks and came to the beach with diving goggles. Because there were no fish baskets, they decided to use a few plastic baskets as tools for loading sea cargo. A small shovel was prepared (it was taken in when ransacking the hardware store) in the canoe.
However, the two of them did not have the intention of catching fish in the boat. Putting on their diving goggles, they were ready to go to sea.
After these days of high-intensity, continuous, and intense collection missions, the space is really like a resort. One can completely relax the body and mind.
Moreover, there is no fear of overcrowding or environmental pollution at the resort like before the end of the world. What makes them feel even better is the resort can still be carried around. As long as they want to enter, they can do so anytime!
Their swimming skills are relatively average, but at least they can reach the bottom without breathing in water. Because there is no diving equipment, they can only hold their breath when trying to dive. It took some time to get used to, but later they even used a small shovel to dig a big abalone from the seabed.
The waters near the beach is very shallow, which is suitable for beginners to explore and catch shellfish. The two of them played until the afterglow of the setting sun shone over the earth, before returning to the bamboo house with their baskets, laughing and joking.
Fang Hao handled fresh seafood and the sauces and seasonings, while He Zizhong was responsible for lighting up the charcoal fire and fiddling with the carbon oven. When most of the things were arranged and started to bake, He Zizhong remembered: “I’ll go out and see if there is anything outside.” Today is the first day after they came back. It stands to reason that they should pay “rent” first. But the pair who rarely took a day off lost track of time swimming, and can only postpone it till later.
“Go, these things will be done soon.” Fang Hao shook a brand-new big pu fan. Neither of them remember when it was collected…
He Zizhong walked out of the room. Before he went downstairs to look at the mailbox outside, or today’s video, the sounds of “bang”, “ka-cha”, and people shouting outside transmitted over.
Taken aback, he quickly went to the bedside. This is the villa area of the base. Could it be that the zombies came in?!
Opening a corner of the curtain, he couldn’t couldn’t see what was outside. He Zizhong turned around and walked to the stairs, climbed up the terrace on the third floor, and walked directly from the empty swimming pool in the direction where the sound is coming from.
At the intersection of a street and a few villas, some people appearedto be arguing and fighting. There are some on and off flashes of lightning, fire, water, and ice blossoms.
He Zizhong was stunned, and saw a few slightly embarrassed figures running over to the intersection.
Ice ability, Allen?
Well the trio of scum (Allen, Dai Jun, Xu Lili) are assembled. Admittedly, I nearly forgot Dai Jun’s name when translating this chapter. 😂
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- 1A chat app in China: https://www.imqq.com
- 2There’s a lot of negatives in this sentence, so I simplified it to keep the meaning somewhat consistent
- 3Minor subtlety here. HZZ wants to ask if they knew each other (beyond simple recognition of the other person).