Never Meeting Again In Our Next Life (Living Life Over) - Volume 1 (19)
Chapter 19: Small Bar
In the previous life, the most famous Gay bar in B-town was ‘Midnight Flight’, and almost everyone in the circle knew of its existence.
But that was ten years later.
Ten years ago, this bar had not yet opened, and at that time there were a few small Gay bars scattered in obscure corners of the city, doing a modest business.
The bar where Yu Luotong worked was one of them, and it was so low-profile that it didn’t even have a proper name, and was only heard about among gay people.
As soon as Song Yan followed Xia Lin through the door of the bar, he felt a strange feeling that was hard to describe.
It wasn’t the first time he had been to a bar. Although he was still underage, his father used to occasionally bring him along when he was socialising, so that he could mingle in the older social circles and pave the way for him to inherit the family business in the future.
So he was no stranger to bars, but strangely enough, the bizarre atmosphere in this one was totally foreign to him.
As he walked, he looked around and finally realised the crux of the problem: “Xia Lin, have you noticed that this is simply a monk’s temple, with not a single woman in sight?”
Song Yan’s voice wasn’t too low, but luckily there were people dancing in the bar and the sound of the music drowned out everything.
Xia Lin thought helplessly that Song Yan had actually been bent the moment he met Yu Luotong, but he hadn’t realised it yet, so he was still thinking like a straight man at the moment.
Because the surroundings were too noisy, he could only move closer to Song Yan’s ear and say, “Didn’t you notice?”
Song Yan only felt a cold sensation of tingling in the ear that was next to Xia Lin’s lips, and then it quickly burned like it was on fire.
And Xia Lin’s warm breath continued in his ear, “This is actually a gay bar.”
“Gay…gay…?” Song Yan was a little dizzy. He thought more about Xia Lin’s voice at the moment than the shock these two words brought him
Not only was it provocative, but it also gave him a sense of déjà vu familiarity and intimacy, as if he and Xia Lin had kissed lovingly in the dark countless times long ago…
For a moment, all sorts of complex emotions, including joy, love, grief and remorse, rushed through his mind and crashed inside his body.
Song Yan felt the blood in his body start to surge and his heartbeat become irregular…but after a short while, all the emotions quickly disappeared again.
The only thing left in his mind was the emptiness and melancholy of a discontented heart.
When Xia Lin said that to him, he was only trying to bluff him, but when he saw that he was frozen in place and did not respond, he could only shake his hand in front of his eyes, “Hey, what are you dazed for?”
“Erm…” Song Yan only came back to his senses after a long time, hiding his embarrassment somewhat unnaturally, and stammered, “You mean, Yu Luotong is working in this Gay bar? Are you sure you’ve got the right place?”
Xia Lin did not answer him, but only raised his chin in the direction of the central dance floor.
Song Yan turned his head to look, only to see a beautiful boy in white uniform holding a tray in one hand, walking briskly through the crowd, keeping an elegant and decent smile on his face. Someone took the opportunity to touch him, but he didn’t dodge, his smile was flawless.
“𝐹𝓊𝒸𝓀–” Song Yan only felt a wave of unknown anger rushing straight to his head, and he subconsciously wanted to fight with the owner of that dirty hand, but was dragged back by Xia Lin.
“What are you doing?” Song Yan immediately transferred his anger to Xia Lin.
Xia Lin calmly asked in return, “It was you who wanted to do what?”
“You didn’t see that man.”
“So what?” Xia Lin interrupted with an expressionless face, “Did you see Yu Luotong unhappy?”
“I…” Song Yan suddenly felt a little out of breath and stood in place with a dumbfounded look on his face.
“That’s his job, mildly flirting about sex. Lust is part of his job, and if he upsets his customers, he won’t be able to get paid without a problem in the state one by on. Do you want him to resent you?”
Song Yan hung his head, speechless.
It wasn’t that he didn’t understand these things; he had followed his father to such occasions and had often seen the unscrupulous elders making advances on the escort girls.
He hadn’t thought much about it before, apart from despising it, but when he saw it happen to Yu Luotong today, he couldn’t take it lightly.
Xia Lin did not continue the conversation, pointed to a less conspicuous spot in the corner and said, “It’s too conspicuous for us to stand here, why don’t we go and sit over there and observe the situation first.”
Song Yan did not retort, and obediently followed Xia Lin to the corner and sat down, while Zhou Shuo stood behind them very dutifully.