Chu Yi didn’t know whether Qin Yiheng put ‘learning new skills’ from his husband into managing his marriage or something. He was studying it way too seriously.
Qin Yiheng said that he wouldn’t play the first round. He’ll watch and observe Chu Yi play a match with himself. Then he’ll come play the next round.
Since the break shot, Qin Yiheng has been staring at Chu Yi no matter if he was hitting or scoring.
His gaze was burning, and it was too obvious.
He kept looking at him that Chu Yi thought he must’ve wanted to also learn his expression while hitting the balls or something.
Fine, look then. But Student Qin, at least take a look at my hands and my cue stick, this is where you should be focusing. Staring at my face all the time isn’t really going to solve anything.
However, Chu Yi only kept this in his head and didn’t say it out loud. Based on his understanding of Qin Yiheng, Qin Yiheng is a xuebastraight A student that even developed his own software after graduation. What if he has his own set of methods.
If Chu Yi actually said it then wouldn’t it count as his own self-indulgence?
So like this, one stood still and one moved around and finished the game.
Chu Yi explained the rules while playing. The colored balls are one team, the striped balls are another team and you’re on the team of whichever ball you pocket first.
“In addition, the No. 8 ball must be played last.” Chu Yi put the No. 8 ball into the hole, “If you played the No. 8 ball before you finished playing your other balls, you directly lose.”
Chu Yi stood up his cue stick, “Do you understand?”
Qin Yiheng nodded, “Mn.”
Chu Yi took this as the honor student Qin Yiheng already knows how to play now and brought over the triangular rack, “Now play a match with me?”
Qin Yiheng, “Okay.”
Chu Yi walked to the shelf of cue sticks and said to Qin Yiheng, “Pick one. Some are light and some are heavier. It depends on your preference.”
Qin Yiheng glanced around and finally landed at the one on Chu Yi’s hand, “Can I use yours?”
Chu Yi was a little stunned, but he quickly sent it over, “Sure, I prefer heavy ones.”
Qin Yiheng said, “I also like heavy ones.”
Chu Yi laughed, “Then you can use this. I’ll choose another one.”
Chu Yi took out the balls from the pockets and arranged them. In the passing, he also explains how to place the balls to Qin Yiheng. Then they started.
Chu Yi asked, “Do you want to try doing the break shot?”
Qin Yiheng picked up the cue stick and said, “Okay.”
Qin Yiheng then stood at the table, picked up the stick, and leaned down.
With such imposing manners, it looked like he had already learned how to play. Chu Yi stood aside, looking at Qin Yiheng like this, he’s actually quite handsome.
He licked his lips and looked forward to seeing Qin Yiheng’s first goal.
Qin Yiheng raised his hand and the blue tip hit the white ball. It made a crisp sound.
Chu Yi picked up his cue stick and walked over. He half laid on the table while pointing to Qin Yiheng’s stick, “This part should hit in the middle of the white ball. Not too low, otherwise the ball will slip.”
Qin Yiheng nodded, “Mn.”
Then Qin Yiheng began again.
The white ball flew out really well and fast this time, it was even lucky enough to score a striped ball.
Qin Yiheng turned his head and smiled at Chu Yi. Chu Yi immediately gave him a big thumbs up.
Then Qin Yiheng stood aside.
Chu Yi, “Continue?”
Qin Yiheng wondered, “It’s still me?”
Chu Yi, “Yeah, because you scored, it’s still you.”
Qin Yiheng nodded.
This time he got the hang of it a little, he quickly found the ball and scored.
Chu Yi, “Um, why did you score a colored ball?”
Qin Yiheng, “What colored ball?”
Chu Yi, “…”
So he explained again, colored and striped…
Chu Yi was puzzled. He had clearly said all this just now.
So when Qin Yiheng stood there for so long, looking like a good student and watched him carefully. What exactly did he hear and what exactly was he looking at?
But fortunately, more goals were scored gradually and Qin Yiheng became more proficient.
Because it was Qin Yiheng’s first time, Chu Yi deliberately went easy on him to keep the gap between them at two goals.
But he didn’t expect that when Qin Yiheng only had 3 balls left, he suddenly stopped.
Qin Yiheng asked Chu Yi, “Did you go easy on purpose?”
Chu Yi immediately said, “I didn’t.”
Qin Yiheng was very unconvinced, “You were much faster when you played by yourself just now.”
The honest boy Chu Yi, doesn’t usually lie. So his brain crashed at this moment and he didn’t know how to let this matter pass.
He could only admit, “I went easy on you a little”
Then he saw Qin Yiheng give him a helpless look, “There’s no need.”
Chu Yi nodded immediately, “Okay.” Then he added, “We can play longer like this, or else I would’ve already pocketed everything.”
On the contrary, Qin Yiheng laughed when he heard it, “Come here.”
Chu Yi didn’t understand so he did as told and walked over. Qin Yiheng rubbed his hair, “Why are you so well-behaved? Hm?”
Chu Yi raised his eyes to look at him, he thought for a long time, he didn’t know how exactly he was well-behaved.
Admitting one’s own mistake?
He isn’t a child. Isn’t it reasonable to admit your mistake? Why should he be praised?
Chu Yi can only answer, “Mn.”
Then the tips of his ears grew red.
Qin Yiheng was teasing him again.
Chu Yi obviously won the first game. After the first game, Chen Jie also came over, brought two bottles of liquor, and put them on a table on the side.
“How’s it going?” Chen Jie first opened a bottle for Chu Yi, “You haven’t been here for so long, are you rusty?”
“I’m alright.” Chu Yi took the bottle and pointed to Qin Yiheng. “He’s new.”
Chen Jie smiled and clinked the glass with Chu Yi, “Bullying newcomers.”
Chu Yi shook his head, “No, I’m teaching him.”
Seeing that Chen Jie was about to help Qin Yiheng open a bottle, Chu Yi quickly grabbed Chen Jie’s hand and asked Qin Yiheng, “Are you drinking? Or do you want water?”
Qin Yiheng stared at the hand Chu Yi was holding Chen Jie with. His voice became lower, “Water.”
Chen Jie, “Ah.” Then he put down the bottle, “I’ll get you water.”
Chu Yi picked up the triangular rack again and asked Qin Yiheng to arrange the balls for the second game.
One by one, he picked up the balls from the pockets but suddenly heard Qin Yiheng ask, “How many close friends do you have?”
Chu Yi thought for a bit, “What do you mean close?”
Qin Yiheng, “Those like Chen Jie.”
Chu Yi, “A lot.”
Qin Yiheng frowned slightly and asked, “Do you guys often put your arms around each other’s shoulders?”
Chu Yi thought again.
In Chu Yi’s view, putting arms around shoulders isn’t really anything. We’re all men after all, isn’t physical contact normal?
But since Qin Yiheng specifically asked.
“Yes.” Chu Yi said.
He felt that for Qin Yiheng, who is a little mysophobic and aloof, it’s probably a little difficult to understand putting arms around other people’s shoulders.
So Chu Yi added, “All friends are like this.”
Qin Yiheng let out a faint “mn”.
Chu Yi was a little confused about this man, so he simply asked, “What’s the matter?”
Qin Yiheng, “Nothing.”
Chu Yi thought for a bit, he probed out in a soft voice, “If you feel uncomfortable, I can pay attention and restrain myself a bit.”
After all, he is a married man. Chu Yi thinks that Qin Yiheng probably wanted him to pay attention to his words and deeds?
Sure enough, after hearing this, Qin Yiheng’s hand suddenly halted. He turned to look at Chu Yi and said, “Okay.”
Chu Yi nodded twice.
Therefore, the same living habits between legal partners are also included in Qin Yiheng’s marriage laws?
Chu Yi tilted his head as he thought about this.
It’s not like it can’t be understood. If your living habits are the same, life conflicts will be reduced.
It isn’t bad.
When Chen Jie came back, the second match between Chu Yi and Qin Yiheng had already begun.
He put the water on the table, looked at the pool table, and said, “Is this really your husband’s first time playing? He’s playing well.”
Chu Yi smiled, “He’s always quick at learning, he’s very clever.”
Chen Jie, “Damn, look at you showing off.” He approached Chu Yi a little closer, “Did you go easy on him?”
Chu Yi shook his head, “I didn’t.”
After speaking, Chu Yi noticed that Qin Yiheng was looking at him. Then he realized that the distance between himself and Chen Jie seemed to be a little close.
So he quietly stepped back.
Chen Jie didn’t notice anything unusual. He watched Qin Yiheng play seriously and appreciated it, “Not bad.”
Chen Jie walked to Chu Yi, “All of you guys haven’t been coming lately. Everyone’s busy.”
Chu Yi, “It’s the end of the year. I might be free during the beginning of next year.”
Chen Jie, “We’ll call everyone for a get-together then.”
Chu Yi, “Sure.”
Chu Yi has scored three goals in a row while talking and is currently playing the fourth ball.
Chen Jie looked at the increasing gap and couldn’t help saying, “You really aren’t going to go easy on your husband?”
Chu Yi leaned over and glanced at Qin Yiheng, who was drinking water, “He won’t let me.”
Chen Jie laughed and raised his voice a little as he comforted Qin Yiheng, “Chu Yi’s very good at pool, there’s not many people that can beat him.”
Qin Yiheng nodded and smiled slightly at Chen Jie.
Chen Jie walked to Chu Yi again and quietly said to him, “Your husband is so cold.”
Chu Yi thought for a bit, “But he’s a good person.”
Chen Jie laughed, “Yes yes yes, I really can’t say anything.”
Qin Yiheng came over after drinking water. Chu Yi’s continuous scoring finally ended and was waiting for Qin Yiheng.
However, Qin Yiheng didn’t hurry to pick up the cue stick, he said to Chu Yi, “I haven’t heard you mention that you can play pool.”
Chu Yi said, “I don’t play often after graduation.”
Qin Yiheng asked him, “If you want to play, we can buy a pool table and put it at home.”
Chu Yi flapped his hand, “That’s not necessary.”
“Buy one and put it at home?” Chen Jie was surprised, “This awesome?” He turned to Qin Yiheng and said, “This one from your house loved playing pool during university.”
After hearing this, Qin Yiheng turned to look at Chu Yi.
Chu Yi answered, “I did like it very much at that time.”
Chen Jie continued, “Later, not many people could beat him so he felt it was boring and switched to playing table tennis.” Chen Jie asked him again, “Are you still playing table tennis now?”
Chu Yi shook his head, “I rarely play.”
Chen Jie sighed, “Everyone has their own life now.”
Chu Yi laughed.
In the process of their chatting, Qin Yiheng took the cue stick and took aim absently.
He seemed to have something on his mind and didn’t hit the ball for a long time.
Because it got quite late, Chu Yi and Qin Yiheng played three games and ended it there.
Chu Yi said goodbye to Chen Jie and made an appointment to meet next time.
On the way back, Chu Yi had a strong feeling that Qin Yiheng seemed unhappy.
But because of Xiao-Chen’s presence, Chu Yi didn’t ask nor say anything.
So the entire way back, they didn’t talk and went home in silence.
When they got home, Chu Yi closed the door and turned on the light, then Qin Yiheng finally spoke.
“Come with me to the study.” Qin Yiheng said.
Chu Yi had a very ominous premonition, but he still responded with an “mn” and followed Qin Yiheng upstairs.
What’s the matter?
In the study, Qin Yiheng took out an envelope from the bookshelf and handed it to Chu Yi.
Chu Yi took it with uncertainty and heard Qin Yiheng say, “Open it.”
Chu Yi opened it and took out the piece of paper inside.
It turned out to be the paper about his preferences he filled out before.
And here he was thinking what it could be, since it was so grandly packed in an envelope.
Chu Yi looked up at Qin Yiheng, “What’s wrong?”
After Chu Yi asked, he opened the paper. Qin Yiheng said, “You didn’t write playing pool.”
Chu Yi paused for a bit.
Qin Yiheng, “And table tennis.”
Qin Yiheng added, “But I think you like playing pool.”
Chu Yi gulped, “Because I haven’t played for too long, I forgot at that time.”
Qin Yiheng asked, “What about table tennis?”
Chu Yi lowered his head and admitted his mistake, “I forgot that too.”
Qin Yiheng seemed a little unhappy, “Fill it in now, think them over again and try to be as comprehensive as possible.”
Chu Yi nodded obediently, “Okay.”
Qin Yiheng sighed softly, “Chu Yi, I don’t want others to know you better than I do.”
The translator has something to say:
i dunno anything about pool so please correct me if I got anything wrong ><
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