Chapter 59 – Take Responsibility
The next second, when the words ‘couples daily lives’ popped out of Xu Jian’s mind, he was startled by his own bold idea. His hand shook, almost breaking the bowl he was washing.
The consequence of being distracted is that the water washed on the bowl splashed on Xu Jian all over. After a few bowls were cleaned, a small part of his clothes was also soaked.
Raising his hand to pat his clothes, Xu Jian glanced at Qin Chen guiltily. He took the bowl and went out behind Qin Chen with light steps.
After turning off the fire, Qin Chen served the dumplings. He turned around and saw Xu Jian had already set up the bowls and chopsticks for the two of them outside and sat with his hands on his lap at this time.
Looking at Xu Jian, sitting with a well-behaved face like a primary school student in class just waiting for his meal, Qin Chen hooked the corners of his lips and asked, “Do you want vinegar?”
Xu Jian shook his head when he heard the words, “Want.”
Seeing him shake his head, Qin Chen was stunned, “Do you want it or not?”
Xu Jian touched his nose and nodded embarrassedly, “I want soy sauce.”
Qin Chen: “……”
Well, it seems like the little ancestor isn’t awake yet.
He took out the soy sauce, vinegar, chili powder, and other seasonings. After sitting down, Qin Chen removed the chili powder again.
Seeing his actions, Xu Jian: “?”
Qin Chen explained, “It’s not good to eat spicy food in the morning.”
It was a bit awkward for the two people to eat in silence without talking. After Xu Jian ate a dumpling, he bit his chopsticks, feeling tangled for a few seconds, and began to look for something to talk about, “Is your arm still numb?”
As soon as the words were spoken, Xu Jian wanted to give himself a slap — It’s really hard to talk about any pot!
Qin Chen really laughed, “If I say it’s numb, do you want to rub my shoulder now?”
Xu Jian thought for a while, his arm was numb from sleeping because of him. He couldn’t put on a top (clothes) and deny the account. He has to take responsibility ah.
Thus, after listening to Qin Chen’s words, Xu Jian nodded without hesitation and put down his chopsticks, “Do you want me to rub it?”
Looking at the eager Xu Jian, Qin Chen also seriously considered for a few seconds, but finally shook his head and refused, “For now, forget it. There will be plenty of opportunities in the future.”
Xu Jian was a little embarrassed when he heard this. He bit the chopsticks and muttered, “I will pay attention in the future…”
Xu Jian meant that he would pay attention to not only stealthily turning into a person on Qin Chen’s bed but also numbing his arms.
He didn’t have much confidence in saying this because he doesn’t know if he would also suddenly change from a cat to a human next time.
Qin Chen paused but did not comment on Xu Jian’s ‘pay attention in the future’ and instead said, “You changed back this time without warning and you can’t also match the rule of 20th of each month like you said before. Is it that you thought wrong?”
Speaking of this issue, Xu Jian’s expression also became a bit solemn. He nodded thoughtfully, “It should be that I thought in the wrong direction before.”
Thinking about it now, he didn’t change back from a cat in September.
Qin Chen had a guess, “Is it that over time, the longer you turn back into a person, the shorter the interval it takes?”
Xu Jian: “The last time I turned back into a person, I met President Jiang and the time was extended by six hours. This statement seems to make sense…”
Speaking of Jiang Linxie, Xu Jian suddenly remembered a problem. He raised his hand to touch his empty neck, “By the way, where is my silver bell?”
Hearing the words ‘President Jiang’, the corner of Qin Chen’s mouth pressed down, and then said, “It should be in the box.”
Although he knew Xu Jian would restore to factory settings every time he changed, Qin Chen still subconsciously went to see Xu Jian’s neck and hands when he woke up in the morning.
His neck was slippery with no bells and the bow he tied yesterday was gone. Xu Jian’s right hand also showed no traces of burns.
After waking up more than an hour early, Qin Chen discovered the small mole on the corner of Xu Jian’s eye that is usually covered by his double eyelids and can only be seen when he closes his eyes. He also found that his hands are very white, his slender fingers were quite suitable for playing the violin but they were too thin, and his wrist bones are somewhat protruding…
Xu Jian inexplicably really like the silver bells given by Jiang Linxie. After hearing Qin Chen’s words, he subconsciously got up and wanted to find it but when he stood up, Qin Chen pulled his wrist.
Pulling Xu Jian to sit down again, Qin Chen looked at him, “You can’t wear a cat collar now. Besides, it won’t run away there. Eat first.”
Xu Jian replied after hearing this, “Isn’t there still a bracelet?”
Qin Chen: “……”
Qin Chen was so angry in his heart thinking that others just sent two bells so how come you think so much about it?
Thus, Qin Chen knit his brows and deliberately put on a face, “Then eat first, the dumplings are getting cold.”
Although he didn’t know why Qin Chen was suddenly upset, Xu Jian still very abashedly sat back obediently.
After eating the dumplings, Xu Jian consciously put the bowls and chopsticks away and washed them.
After cleaning up the kitchen, Xu Jian glanced at Qin Chen. Seeing that the other party didn’t notice him, he immediately slipped towards the guest room.
He remembered that Qin Chen put the two velvet boxes inside his backpack.
Seeing Xu Jian’s impatience out of the corner of his eyes, Qin Chen’s originally good mood instantly became bad again,
This little heartless has only those two broken bells in his heart and eyes.
In the guest room, Xu Jian found the backpack, opened the two boxes, and saw that the cat bell that was originally on his neck was really lying quietly in the box.
He took out the collar and looked at it. When he finally went out, Xu Jian had an extra bracelet on his wrist.
The bells on the bracelet are also hollow bells so they don’t make a sound when walking.
After putting on the bracelet, Xu Jian moved his nose and was a little surprised.
This bell also has a mint smell on it.
Before wearing the collar, Xu Jian smelled a mint scent on the cat bell which was exactly the same as that on Jiang Linxie. He didn’t expect it to be on the bracelet too.
Qin Chen, whom he didn’t know when he had walked to the entrance, saw him coming out and raised his hand to call him over.
Xu Jian fiddled with the bell with one hand and walked towards him with doubts when he saw him. “What’s wrong?”
Qin Chen opened the door, “Add your fingerprints.”
Xu Jian was taken aback when he heard this, “Huh?”
After reacting, Xu Jian looked at the fingerprint lock that had just been replaced yesterday and then at Qin Chen, whose face looked serious and didn’t look like he was joking. It took several seconds before a sentence came out of his mouth, “Add my fingerprints? That’s not good…”
Xu Jian did not expect Qin Chen to trust him so much.
Adding his fingerprints is the same as if Qin Chen had given him the key to his house.
His gaze fell on Xu Jian’s earlobes that were starting to redden, Qin Chen calmly asked, “What’s wrong with that?”
Xu Jian answered immediately, “What if your house loses something?”
Qin Chen: “……”
After looking at Xu Jian amusedly, Qin Chen urged, “Don’t make trouble, if you don’t want to suddenly change from a cat to a human when walking around one day and be locked outside naked, just add your fingerprints.”
Xu Jian initially thought it was strange that Qin Chen’s house had his fingerprints, but after hearing Qin Chen’s words, his expression stiffened. Then he immediately pressed his index finger on the touch screen.
Qin Chen’s hypothetical scene was too much of a shock to Xu Jian’s fragile nerves. He dared not think of the sight of himself being locked out of the door naked.
In less than a minute, the cold synthetic mechanical voice prompted his fingerprint entry success. Qin Chen went on the side and turned sideways, asking Xu Jian to try if he could open it successfully.
Looking at the locked door that was successfully opened, Xu Jian couldn’t help but sigh in his heart —
Who would have thought that he could one day be able to open the door of Qin Chen’s house without relying on stealthily picking locks?
One must know that the distance between Qin Chen and him is not as simple as the Milky Way.
Sure enough, life is full of unexpected surprises and shocks.
The most intuitive benefit for Xu Jian after he became human is that apart from the fact that there is no communication barrier between him and Qin Chen and that he doesn’t need to rely on meowing and typing to communicate, he can finally use his phone and computer with ease.
Finding his phone on the sofa, Xu Jian couldn’t wait to call his uncle Liu Dingxiang.
This is the first time that Xu Jian has used his own phone number to call his uncle for so long after the accident.
Liu Dingxiang told Xu Jian that this month’s rent has been transferred to his account and asked him to take note of the receipt. He also said that there was a shop where the original tenant withdrew the rent and that the new tenant was going to open a children’s clothing store instead. The deposit and half a year’s rent will be paid in a few days. In other words, he could go home if he had time in a few days and that the two rows of strawberries planted at home are almost ripe…
After hanging up the phone number, he logged on to WeChat again. As soon as he logged in, he was prompted with a friend request.
Xu Jian was stunned thinking, who was it that is so itching to click add friends?
When he opened it, he saw that the person’s note was Jiang Linxie.
Xu Jian was a little surprised. He clicked accept and changed the note ‘Jiang Linxie’ to ‘President Jiang’ that was automatically filled in by the system.
Xu Jian easily clicked on the large picture of Jiang Linxie’s avatar and found that it was an umbrella on the snow. The black umbrella and the thick snows were one black and one white with strong contrast and quite an artistic concept.
Staring at the picture of the umbrella for a few seconds, Xu Jian really couldn’t see how the umbrella stood in mid-air without foundation.
Was it a snapshot or P(Photoshopped)?
After passing through the friend request, Xu Jian waited for a while but didn’t hear from Jiang Linxie. Thus, he took the initiative to send a greeting emoji and said:
[Thank you for the bell, President Jiang.]
Jiang Linxie replied to the message immediately: [Shen Xi gave you the things?]
Xu Jian: [He gave them a long time ago. I just never had the opportunity to thank you.]
Xu Jian: [By the way, President Jiang, how did you have my WeChat ID ah?]
His WeChat ID is his cell phone number. He remembered that he hadn’t told Jiang Linxie his phone number.
Jiang Linxie: [You’re calling me President Jiang, so it isn’t surprising that I know your WeChat ID, right?]
Xu Jian thought so too. He had been in Ancient for six years, his personal information is almost transparent to the company, not to mention the WeChat ID. It’s not strange that Jiang Linxie knows his ID number.
Jiang Linxie was busy on the other side. After hearing Xu Jian say that he liked his gift very much, the two of them chatted for a few more minutes. Then, Jiang Linxie said that he had something to do now and would talk again when they have time.
Xu Jian didn’t want to disturb Jiang Linxie’s work so he naturally agreed.
While Xu Jian was talking and chatting on the phone, Qin Chen carried out the quilt and four-piece bed set from the cupboard.
When passing by Xu Jian, his periphery swept at the ‘President Jiang’ on the screen. Qin Chen’s footsteps stopped and suddenly opened his mouth, “Stop chatting, come and help.”
As soon as Xu Jian heard this, he saw Qin Chen holding the quilt towards the guest room. He hurriedly stood up to follow.
Although he knew nine out of ten that this bed was prepared for him, Xu Jian pulled the corner of the quilt and still asked cautiously, “Who’s sleeping here ah?”
Qin Chen put down the quilt, gave an extremely light laugh, looked at him, and asked instead of answering, “Who do you think?”
Not waiting for Xu Jian to answer, Qin Chen raised his eyebrow and asked again, “Do you want me to sleep here while you sleep in the master’s bedroom? Actually, this isn’t impossible…”
Before Qin Chen could finish his words, Xu Jian hurriedly interrupted with a wave of his hand, “I didn’t mean that!”
He didn’t want to occupy the magpie’s nest.
Qin Chen nodded when he heard the words and with a clear look on his face, “Then what you meant is that you want to sleep with me? That’s fine ah.”
Xu Jian’s eyes widened abruptly. He shook his head like a den-den daiko, he was so frightened at Qin Chen’s words that he stammered, “N-no, I didn’t mean that.”
Forget the cat body, now that the human body is restored, how can two big men sleep together!
Staring at the embarrassed Xu Jian for a few seconds, Qin Chen turned the words around with a smile in his eyes, “You don’t have to feel embarrassed, anyway, we have slept together before.”
In the end, Qin Chen added another sentence, “Slept together more than once.”
Xu Jian: “……”
The author has something to say:
Jian Cat: It can be, but it’s not necessary.
Qin poop scooping officer: I think it’s very necessary. [serious solemn face]
I don’t know what gif to put so here, a random one huehue