Mr. Yuan is Always Unhappy - Chap 15
Edited by Yummers
Remembering the first time he had his kiss with Yuan Rui, Zheng Qiuyang actually really wanted to say something.
Back then, he and Yuan Rui couldn’t even be considered friends. They’ve only met a few times and he could tell that Yuan Rui was interested in him. But he’d also made it very clear to Yuan Rui that he was as straight as a ruler, completely 100% heterosexual.
One night, when his dad’s wife made a huge commotion at his mom’s place, he went to the bar to drink his distress away. A chick tried to pick him up then, but he wasn’t in the mood. However, it seemed like she wasn’t going to give up until she had him. While thinking of a way out, he saw that Yuan Rui was also at the bar.
Yuan Rui wasn’t as well-known back then, so no one recognized him in the nightclub either. He sat there by himself, his chin rested on his palm dumbly as he took little sips of the beer.
Zheng Qiuyang was very irritated by the girl’s persistency, without thinking straight, he told the other he was gay. She wouldn’t believe him, so he pointed at Yuan Rui and said he was his boyfriend.
The girl had a weird expression. “Then…go kiss him.”
He walked up beside Yuan Rui. Yuan Rui looked up at him, he stood up a little nervously as he started speaking, “What a coinci—”
He pinched Yuan Rui’s chin and leaned in to kiss him. Due to the shock, Yuan Rui opened his mouth, automatically deepening the kiss.
But, he immediately regretted it.
Yuan Rui’s lips were very soft. So soft that it was a bit unbelievable, so soft that it seemed a bit pure.
Speaking from all of his past experiences, he knew the pure types were the ones he must not lay a hand on.
The customers around them started cheering and clapping. In this contemporary society, the younger generation’s acceptance of homosexuality was surprisingly high.
Zheng Qiuyang, who was already hesitating, now found himself in a difficult position to exit from. If he doesn’t continue, then he won’t be able to end this naturally. But if he did continue the kiss, what was he supposed to tell Yuan Rui afterward? Though with how good of a temper Yuan Rui had, he probably wouldn’t be mad either.
As his mind soared through numbers of random thoughts with no restrain, he continued to kiss Yuan Rui.
Did that chick leave yet? She probably did, right?
Had his mom finished cleaning up the house yet? His dad’s rightful wife even crashed a photo frame, he wonders if the picture inside was broken. It was a picture of his mom when she was younger, that was probably the only picture left. If it broke, then they would have to go get it fixed.
What beer did Yuan Rui drink? Why is it a little sweet? Although he’s kind of dumb, he’s pretty good looking. Are all models this skinny? Does his waist even measure up to two feet?
Oh crap, he looks like he’s running out of air.
…This can’t be his first kiss, right?
If I let him go now, is he going to slap me? He doesn’t seem like the girly type…he’d probably just kick straight at my third leg?
A light flashed from the side.
Zheng Qiuyang suddenly remembered that Yuan Rui was an artist, plus, he was getting more recognition recently. He instantly stopped the kiss and pressed Yuan Rui’s head into his shoulder.
The chick who wanted to pick him up earlier stood on the side with her phone, she exclaimed excitedly, “Don’t be so stingy! I didn’t even get a good shot of your little bottom’s face!”
Zheng Qiuyang, “……”
Yuan Rui panted heavily on his shoulder. The hot breaths seeped through his shirt, onto his body. It made him feel a bit awkward. He’d never been so intimately contacted with another same-sex individual, not even his father. Ever since he became an adult, the closest the two had ever got was less than a whole meter.
He dragged Yuan Rui out of the bar with him.
Compared to the bar’s lighting, the street lamp was much brighter. Yuan Rui’s cheeks were tomato red as he kept his head down, staring at the tip of his shoes. He asked quietly, “Why— why—why did you kiss me?”
Zheng Qiuyang replied, “Don’t overthink it, I didn’t mean anything else…I was only playing around.”
Yuan Rui went silent for a moment. His head lowered even farther before he said, “Oh.”
Zheng Qiuyang tried to act all relaxed. “It’s still early, how about we go for some more drinks at another place?”
“I’m not going.”
“What are you going home so early for?”
“I…I need to do laundry.”
If Yuan Rui could just give him two kicks or toss some insults at him, then he probably would’ve been able to move on from this with a laugh. But, Yuan Rui just had to be like that. He thought for a moment then suggested, “Yuan Rui, I’ll drive you home. Where do you live?”
“There’s no need. I’ll ride the subway, it’s very convenient. See you around.”
Yuan Rui turned, took two steps, then turned back again. He looked at Zheng Qiuyang, trying to hide his awkwardness as he spoke, “You shouldn’t drive either. Drunk driving is illegal.”
He stood beneath the street lamp alone as he watched Yuan Rui enter the subway station that was a few hundred meters away. He kind of wanted to laugh. The other was so interestingly amusing. Not only was he amusing, but also very nice to kiss.
At that time, he didn’t think that in the near future, his heart would move for the other so sincerely, to have the desire to want to stay together with this /amusing and nice-to-kiss person.
He had teased Yuan Rui so much that even during his confession, Yuan Rui thought he was still joking around.
Yuan Rui had many one-sided crushes, from beginning to end, he had never properly dated anyone. He didn’t understand why. He always felt like it was because he wasn’t good enough. He was too tall, his skin wasn’t fair enough, his personality wasn’t good, and he didn’t know how to act spoiled around another. Anyway, all in all, he felt super fortunate that someone finally liked him back.
But Zheng Qiuyang knew that wasn’t the case.
Yuan Rui was a very pure individual. He would promptly express who he liked and would work hard to be liked by them. He was also into good looks, all of his crushes were very handsome and pleasing to the eye regardless of if they were straight or not. These handsome guys had already received an absurd amount of romantic interests. Against Yuan Rui’s completely out in the open affection and kindness, they felt a bit cheap.
Just like Zheng Qiuyang himself. If not for the fact that he and Yuan Rui had a common friend, Fang Shiqing, he probably would’ve never had the chance to understand Yuan Rui. To realize that aside from being amusing and nice to kiss, he also had many other good traits.
“Yuan Rui’s first kiss?” Fang Shiqing was amazed. “I’ve never heard him talk about it.”
Zheng Qiuyang looked at him suspiciously, he then asked, “He really never told you who his first kiss was?”
“I thought it’d be you. If it’s not you, then who could it be?”
Zheng Qiuyang stared at him.
Fang Shiqing stated shockingly, “It wasn’t me!”
When he was still single, he had tried to pursue Yuan Rui.
Zheng Qiuyang continued to stare at him.
He exclaimed shockingly once again, “It wasn’t Wang Qi either! Wang Qi has only ever kissed me!”
The reason why he didn’t become successful with Yuan Rui was because Yuan Rui had a one-sided crush on Wang Qi at the time.
Zheng Qiuyang was out of his mind. “Why am I friends with you two?! Just thinking about all the messed up relationships from the past makes me want to burn you two to ashes!”
Fang Shiqing replied a little embarrassingly, “All young people make mistakes. When you were still a young straight, you also went after my sister.”
“How about I go ask Yuan Rui who his first kiss was for you discreetly?”
Zheng Qiuyang scolded, “Bastard, your big mouth just likes to gossip all day long.”
Fang Shiqing replied angrily, “What kind of attitude is that? It was you who asked me first! It’s true that I like to gossip, but I still know where to draw the line. For example, I haven’t told anyone about how you like to rub his chest all the time…it’s about to kill me!”
“…What the hell?”
“He said you would always rub his chest, he even suspected that you might still be straight. I said it’s just an old habit of yours, he’ll be fine after getting used to it. See what a good comrade I am? Not only did I not add salt to the wound, I even put in some good words for you.”
Zheng Qiuyang was enraged, “Old habit? You call this not adding salt to the wound? If I was Yuan Xiao Rui, I would’ve been so upset!”
“He doesn’t think that complicatedly, he doesn’t care what you were like in the past either. It’s fine as long as you treat him well in the future. You think he’s like you? Still conflicted over who his first kiss was? Don’t you think that’s annoying? A grown-ass man being such a Lin Daiyu.”
He got right up to leave. But Fang Shiqing, the great gossiper yelled from behind, “Hey! If you find out who his first kiss was, remember to tell me!”