Extra: First Encounter Part 1
It was another strange weekend.
Chu Yi rejected another blind date.
On the way driving back, his mother called him. After hearing him say that the blind date came to nothing again, she scolded him for a long time.
After hanging up the phone, Chu Yi slowed down.
The pressure from work, blind dates, and his friends made his recent life feel a little tiring and powerless.
He doesn’t want to go home yet, but he has nowhere to go.
After the car went around in circles on the road, an idea suddenly popped into his mind.
So he took out his phone, searched for bars nearby, and then locked onto one not too far away that looked decent in pictures.
Before long, Chu Yi parked near the bar, then walked there on foot.
This bar is on the edge of the city moat, on a street that wasn’t exactly lively. It’s a music bar that just started out.
After Chu Yi went in, he saw the number of few guests in the bar and was surprised.
He even began to wonder whether today was actually a weekend.
But a few minutes later he understood.
The bar was a little stuffy, so Chu Yi found an outdoor seat and sat alone.
And the alcohol in front of him.
Tasted really awful.
It was so awful that he tasted bitterness.
When he tasted the bitterness, he thought of; himself, the difficult customers recently, a continuous stream of blind dates, and his mother’s daily concerns for his nonexistent partner.
The more he thought, the more bitter it tasted. The more bitter it tasted, the more he drank. The more he drank, the even more bitter it became.
In the end, he began to doubt his purpose tonight.
Actually, he had an immature idea. He wanted to find some excitement, to see if he could meet a handsome guy in the bar and have an affair like those in drama series.
He was already 26 years old, but he had never dated before.
Not to mention dating, he doesn’t even have anyone he likes. He had never tasted love at all.
So tonight, he impulsively wanted it.
But as he drank and drank, he thought he made a mistake.
What kind of affair could happen in a music bar?
On top of that, a music bar with such awful tasting alcohol.
There were less than 20 people in this whole bar, such a quiet music bar.
People came and went outside the bar. Many people were taking a walk, but what’s the use?
Who would glance over to look at the poor and helpless him sitting here?
Chu Yi took another sip of the bitter alcohol and let out a long sigh, thinking that he’ll just sit for a bit more and then go home. He still has to go to work tomorrow.
“Hey, handsome.” Chu Yi was zoning out when someone suddenly sat down beside him.
Chu Yi turned to look at him and heard him ask, “You alone?”
Chu Yi put down his glass and said, “Mn.”
That person asked, “What are you drinking?”
Chu Yi pushed the menu on the table over and pointed to the third one on the first row that had the store manager’s recommendation, “This.”
That person said, “Okay, I’ll order the same one too.”
Chu Yi, “Mn.”
After that person said this, he didn’t leave. Instead, he continued to ask, “Do you mind if I sit at this table?”
Chu Yi immediately understood.
He thought for a moment, then shook his head, “I don’t mind.”
The man immediately threw an inexplicable smile at Chu Yi.
But after the man went inside and ordered the drink, he found that Chu Yi had switched to a different table when he came out.
The man was bewildered.
Chu Yi made a ‘go ahead’ gesture, “I’ll let you have this table.”
The unfamiliar man, “…”
After the unfamiliar man left, Chu Yi held his head with both his hands and sighed gently.
What was he doing?
That man was actually quite handsome at that.
Thinking of this, he sighed again.
Forget it. What is he doing?
Although the alcohol was really awful, it was still really strong.
After a few mouthfuls, Chu Yi felt his head a little heavy.
Also a little muddled. He even called the waiter and ordered the same thing again.
When he was getting a little out of control, he felt that he should stop.
Although the thought in his mind was that he couldn’t drink anymore, the action in his hand was to down the alcohol in the glass in one gulp.
Then his nerves began to go wrong and his mind began to wander.
Where did it wander to?
He also didn’t know.
What he thought in the previous second was completely forgotten in the next second.
However, in the eyes of passers-by, him being like this was no different from usual.
What others saw was just a person sitting outside the bar, holding his head in his hands and staring at the road in a daze.
In a daze, Chu Yi began to count the men and women passing by.
He counted from 1 to 20, and then counted backward.
Just as he counted to 18, a man suddenly entered his sight and attracted his attention.
A tall man, wearing a black coat. It could also be gray or brown. It doesn’t matter what color, it’s a black coat under the night sky nonetheless.
Looking over from Chu Yi’s perspective.
“So damn handsome.”
Chu Yi couldn’t help saying to himself quietly.
His reasoning told him that this man should be the same as everyone he counted just now. Mark him as number 18 and let him go.
However, what did his uncontrolled brain do?
“Hey!” Chu Yi suddenly shouted, “That mister over there.”
When Chu Yi shouted, the gentleman he was staring at, stopped.
But instead of looking directly in Chu Yi’s direction, he first looked around and made sure that he was the only one there before throwing his line of sight towards Chu Yi.
Chu Yi, “Heyheyhey, you, c’mere, c’mere.”
This gentleman didn’t go over, but turned around and faced Chu Yi, “What is it?”
The road was overly quiet and a song had just ended in the bar.
Everything was just right. It just so happened to let the two hear each other’s voices without talking loudly.
Chu Yi smiled and his eyes curved.
This gentleman’s voice sounded so nice.
“C’mere, c’mere.” Chu Yi continued to smile at him and even urged, “Hurry up.”
He saw that this gentleman hesitated, then raised his feet and came over.
In fact, Chu Yi didn’t know why he called him over.
It seemed he just wanted to call out to him and take a closer look. He wanted to see whether this person who looked so handsome from a distance would also look handsome closely.
As it turns out, looking at him closely, he was even more handsome.
There weren’t any kind of fences between the tables outside the bar and the road, it was only on a wooden platform.
So when this gentleman came over, he stood directly in front of Chu Yi.
Chu Yi raised his head and looked at him, then smiled again.
He pointed to the chair beside him and said, “Sit down, I’ll buy you a drink.”
The gentleman shook his head, “No need, what can I do for you?”
Chu Yi pointed to the seat next to him, “I’ll tell you if you sit down.”
The gentleman looked at the chair, hesitated for a few seconds, then pulled it out and sat down.
“What is it?”
Chu Yi held his head in his hands and looked at him very boldly. With the corners of his mouth still carrying smiles, he asked, “Drinking?”
The gentleman shook his head, “No.”
Chu Yi nodded and suddenly remembered another thing.
What was the thing?
Well, the reason he came to the bar tonight.
Alcohol makes a man brave.
That’s talking about people like him.
“What do you think of me?” Chu Yi asked.
The gentleman said, “I don’t know you.”
Chu Yi nodded, “You’re right.”
Chu Yi thought for a moment, then asked, “Do you think I’m good-looking?”
The gentleman thought for a while before he finally said, “Yes.”
Chu Yi laughed happily. He suddenly stretched out his hand, but wasn’t brave enough to actually touch him. His fingertips stopped one centimeter away from him and knocked on the table.
“T-then are you interested…” Chu Yi’s glaze was very clear, yet also cowardly. He carefully stared at the person in front of him, and his voice became quieter and quieter, “To, have s-…”
He didn’t dare to say it, he swallowed down the words “sex with me”.