Close to You
Close To You Chapter 104

When Luo Lin Yuan was comprehending Yu Han’s WeChat, he received a phone call.

The caller’s tone was excited and came up with just a line: Luo Lin Yuan! Where the hell have you been all these years!!

Luo Lin Yuan almost choked on his saliva, “You are?”

The voice there was even higher, “This person! You can’t even recognize my voice.”

The tone of resentment and the subtext was a devil, making Luo Lin Yuan puzzled. He thought to himself, apart from Yu Han, when did he owe a good person?

Hearing the person complain a few more words, Luo Lin Yuan finally recognized, “Fang Xiao!”

Fang Xiao: “You still know it’s me ah!!”

Since he gave Tao Qing his phone number, he had actually been secretly expecting Fang Xiao to contact him. Let him take the initiative to contact him, for there was always a feeling of homesickness.

After hearing Fang Xiao’s voice, guilt instantly rushed to his heart. He should’ve taken the initiative to contact the other party, a friend for so many years. When he had nowhere else to go, it was Fang Xiao who took him in.

It was also Fang Xiao who supported him in terms of his sexuality. He was too selfish and only thought about himself.

Luo Lin Yuan said solemnly, “Fang Xiao, I’m sorry.” I haven’t contacted you for so many years.

Fang Xiao scolded him a few more times and made a meeting with him to go to a hot pot after work, just the two of them, have some alcohol, and chat about the past several years.

Luo Lin Yuan agreed immediately. He even took a special leave for this purpose. He didn’t even dare to leave when he was sick. This time he took a leave only for his best friend whom he hadn’t seen for a long time.

In the noisy hot pot restaurant, Luo Lin Yuan booked a private room in advance to avoid the embarrassment of having to wait in line. He arrived half an hour early and downed half a pot of tea in the meantime.

It wasn’t until the waiter led a person in that he suddenly jerked up from his chair. Fang Xiao was a lot more mature, even wearing a suit. He haad rushed over as soon as he got off work.

As soon as his gaze fell on Luo Lin Yuan, his expression stiffened and Luo Lin Yuan, who wanted to welcome him, stood helplessly in place. He looked at his face, and hesitantly said, “You’re not really going to beat me up, are you?”

Fang Xiao closed the door with his backhand, and clasped his arms, his face as sinister as Guan Gong.

Luo Lin Yuan gritted his teeth and thought, “Then hit me, but first, don’t hit my face!”

Fang Xiao strode over, and Luo Lin Yuan closed his eyes nervously. As a result, he was firmly hugged.

Fang Xiao hugged him hard and slapped his shirt several times. “You Bastard! A!$#le, hateful brat! You didn’t even contact me when you f!&#g came back! If my wife hadn’t called me today, would I f&%g have to go all over C City to find you ah!”

Luo Lin Yuan’s eyes were hot, “I’m sorry.” He repeated.

Fang Xiao pushed him away and said with jealousy, “Did you disappear in some wormhole and travel back? There was even no news at all. How come you haven’t aged at all, you still look the same as in high school!”

Luo Lin Yuan touched his face, “It’s natural.”

He carefully looked at Fang Xiao’s face again, “If you take care of the stubble, you don’t look so much like a 30-year-old.”

Fang Xiao spat, “You’re 30 years old. This father is called a mature and attractive businessman.”

Luo Lin Yuan said perfunctorily, “Yes, yes, yes.”

The waiter came in with the pot and looked at the two customers standing at the door tugging and hugging, and said without expression, “Sir, excuse me, put the pot on.”

Fang Xiao then sat next to him on the same side and moved out of the way at the door.

Luo Lin Yuan was cringed by him, “You sit on the opposite side.”

Fang Xiao: “No, we haven’t seen each other for so long, don’t you want to see my face more?”

Luo Lin Yuan: “I don’t want to. Fang Xiao… why did you become so cheesy after getting married ah?”

Fang Xiao: “I’m not, I’m not.”

They both looked at each other for a while, then laughed. The hot pot restaurant little brother, who didn’t get their joke, retreated blankly, leaving the door open, and waited for the dishes to be delivered without so much trouble.

Fang Xiao asked him at the table where he had been all these years. Luo Lin Yuan didn’t get into too much detail, nor could he go into detail. Some things are only suitable to hold back in his heart, and can’t be told to anyone.

So he just lightly said, “I had an accident at that time and my family asked me to go to the United States, so I went.”

Fang Xiao: “You went to the United States, not outer space, why didn’t you even tell me!”

Luo Lin Yuan forced out a smile and apologized again.

Seeing him like this, Fang Xiao, couldn’t bear to scold him again. “Now that you’re back, no more playing disconnected with me.[1]Losing contact.. First, make up for my wedding red packet with Tao Qing!”

Luo Lin Yuan: “Absolutely.”

Fang Xiao: “Punk, the position of my best man should’ve been yours!”

Luo Lin Yuan: “You got married too soon, but I promise, I’ll definitely be the godfather of your child.”

Fang Xiao: “That’s a must!”

Luo Lin Yuan: “By the way, don’t tell your Dad about my return.”

Fang Xiao was stunned and didn’t understand. Luo Lin Yuan made an excuse, “I came back secretly behind my Dad’s back, he still thought I was abroad.”

Fang Xiao: “Uncle won’t let you come back? Why?!”

The dishes came up one after another. Luo Lin Yuan put the brain flower[2]Pig brains which are mainly made into a brain flower. into the pot, and then slid in the shrimp, thinking that Luo Ting didn’t just want him to come back ah. He was in C City, but he had to avoid Luo Ting as much as possible.

The reason why he can’t get in touch with Fang Xiao was partly due to the fact that the Fang family and the Luo family were very close back then, and it was inconvenient for him.

Seeing that he didn’t want to say anything, Fang Xiao didn’t ask more.

In fact, he met with Luo Lin Yuan and intended to talk about Yu Han, but Yu Han kept telling him not to talk about it after drinking that night. He also had a special talk with his wife before he went out.

His wife told him that since Yu Han didn’t want Luo Lin Yuan to know, Yu Han also had his concerns.

Fang Xiao: “He has fart concerns. If a man wants to chase their partners, how can they dwell on their dignity.”

Tao Qing said calmly, “What if Xiao Yuan doesn’t like Yu Han anymore?”

Fang Xiao was blocked by this speculation. He wanted to say how is it possible, but couldn’t say it.

It wasn’t seven months, it was seven years, and there’s the seven-year itch. Not to mention the little couple who broke up seven years ago was still so young back then.

Tao Qing also had a point.

If he hadn’t known Yu Han for seven years, he wouldn’t have believed that someone would really wait hopelessly on another person for so long.

Life is not a novel or drama.

Tao Qing said, “If you suddenly tell Xiao Yuan that Yu Han had waited for him for so long, and Xiao Yuan obviously already doesn’t like him anymore, because of the guilt and feeling moved, he’s with Yu Han again. Do you think it’s fair for Yu Han? In case Xiao Yuan finds out about it and feels burdened, he wouldn’t want to be with Yu Han even more, isn’t that more hurtful.”

Tao Qing: “So, this is his reason for not wanting you to say it. Outsiders can’t help with the affairs of the two of them, they can only look at themselves.”

Fang Xiao looked at Luo Lin Yuan’s laughing face through the heat of the hotpot and finally suppressed the words in his heart.

Xiao Qing’er is right, the feelings between two people are still up to them.

If they are willing, they’d still be together even through the ups and downs. If they aren’t, they won’t be able to get back together.

The two of them joked. Not talking about business, the strangeness faded, and the friendship warmed up.

After separating at the hot pot restaurant, Luo Lin Yuan returned to Yu Yuan in a good mood.

The thought that Yu Han will be back in a few days makes the mood even better.

Probably with anticipation, his heart is set and the days pass quickly.

Time was spent in his work, swiping WeChat in his spare time, and racking his brains late at night to post screenshots of lyrics.

Because of his Moments, Han Zhui deliberately chatted with him, asking him what provoked him. This was not mainstream and Fang Xiao commented that he was cringe-y.

But Luo Linyuan was furious.

Late Thursday night, Han Zhui called him and calmly told him in his awakened temper that it was tomorrow’s flight.

Luo Lin Yuan held the phone and said angrily, “Do you know what time it is here?”

Han Zhui: “I know, it’s two o’clock.”

Luo Lin Yuan: “If you aren’t picked up, do as you please.”

Han Zhuo’s side was very noisy, he was probably at the airport. “Youngsters shouldn’t be too obstinate. Don’t you want me to help you analyze your feelings?”

Luo Lin Yuan: “Your analysis isn’t reliable.”

After saying that, he hung up the phone. Han Zhui didn’t mind and sent a text message, saying that he will arrive tomorrow at 12 noon.

Although he was annoyed at Han Zhui, fortunately, after Luo Lin Yuan ended the call, he still fell asleep quickly. When he woke up the next morning, his temper disappeared. When he arrived at Yu Yuan, he also made arrangements for someone to work, asked Xiao Xiong to take over, and took the subway to pick up Han Zhui.

He also made a small sign for Han Zhui, otherwise, Han Zhui would have resented him for not picking him up and not being impressive.

If Han Zhui knew that he hadn’t bought a car for such a long time after returning to China, he wouldn’t know how he’ll laugh at him. This flashy man would’ve definitely bought a convertible sports car the next day, carrying a variety of women.

Luo Lin Yuan can imagine that scene.

The subway went directly to the terminal. Luo Lin Yuan waited at McDonald’s at the arrival gate, ordering a non-vegetarian burger set, and courted death by eating a McFlurry, because he doesn’t have much of a fever and cough.

Only when Han Zhui’s flight arrived did he slowly stand at the arrival gate with a McFlurry, holding up the colorful welcome sign and standing in a daze.

He plugged in his earphones as there was a flow of people coming and going. There were partings and reunions, there were hugging fathers and children, and there were also couples hugging each other, who met again after a long separation.

The earphones are playing AGA’s Yuan[3]yuan [圆] which means round, circle. If you want to listen to the song, here’s the link., he always likes to listen to these kinds of love songs lately.

Perhaps because of telepathy, he may have always been like this, he can recognize his heart’s belonging at a glance in the crowd.

He saw Yu Han pulling his suitcase, turning the corner from the exit. The wind messily blew on his forehead slightly as he walked.

Everything seemed to slow down. He heard his own breathing, his pupils shrank slightly, and one side of his earphones fell from his ear, and hung on his chest.

Because his eyes were too warm, or because of the strange connection in his heart. Yu Han inadvertently glanced his way and froze.

They looked at each other across the crowd.

The song drifted lightly in the air.

– Knowing that lovers are forever

– The end is a new beginning

– Lover’s wish to reunite

– Leave for a while and start a new one

– Although the circle of the world is not enough

– One day we will meet


1 Losing contact.
2 Pig brains which are mainly made into a brain flower.
3 yuan [圆] which means round, circle. If you want to listen to the song, here’s the link.

Jie Jie[Translator]

Just an impatient Jie Jie who loves to read fiction and is crazy for 2d hensem men.

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