Ni Jiu (Intoxicated) - Chap 50
The summer camp was cancelled because one of the children in the team suffered from chickenpox and was worried that it would spread to more children. After the teacher led the team communicated with the parents, they sent the children home one by one.
Kang Tong opened the door and came in. He squatted down and picked up the cat that was walking around at his feet. He looked up and saw that there were other people in the house. He was a little stunned. After a while, he asked, “…Who are you?”
Shen Ting stood up from the sofa as soon as he heard the sound, and smiled at him: “Don’t you remember me? We met at the trampoline park.”
Kang Tong obviously wasn’t too impressed by this incident. His big, round eyes looked at him blankly for a while, and then asked suspiciously, “Then why are you at my house?”
Shen Tingwei thought for a while and said, “your father asked me to come.”
“Oh—” Kang Tong nodded in a long tone, obediently closed the door, and came over after changing his slippers.
Shen Tingwei has an inexplicable affinity that children can’t easily resist. Kang Tong took off his schoolbag and seemed a little curious about him.
The child’s self-consciousness is not difficult to detect. Shen Ting has not understood the child’s past and is full of pity for him. Naturally, he will not care about his unconscious offense. Instead, he makes the gentlest expression possible and asks him: “Why? already?”
Kang Tong quickly retracted his impolite gaze and shook his head. After a few more seconds, as if unable to bear, he asked, “Are you Dad’s friend?”
Shen Tingwei really followed his words and thought for a while, and answered him ambiguous: “That’s right.”
An obvious smile appeared on Kang Tong’s face, and he whispered to him shyly, “Then you are my friend too.”
Shen Tingwei looked at the blushing at the base of his ears, couldn’t help laughing, then nodded seriously and said, “Yes.”
Children’s liking is always unreasonable. Kang Tong has been accustomed to seeing other people’s eyes and judging other people’s mood since he was a child. After a few words came into contact, I realized that the gentle big brother in front of him was full of kindness towards him, and his inner tension and precautions were relieved, and he naturally became somewhat close to him. Of course, more or less there is also the filter of ‘Lianjue’s friend’.
He went from a cautious peek at the beginning to an honest observation, that is, the change that occurred in a few minutes.
Shen Tingweizheng felt that he was cute and a little funny, and heard Kang Tong call him softly: “Brother.”
Shen Tingwei asked, “Huh?”
Kang Tong tilted his head slightly, his big eyes filled with confusion, and asked, “Do you like drinking very much?”
A flash of surprise flashed in Shen Tingwei’s eyes. This problem is not unfamiliar to him. According to the survey data, the pheromone produced by the differentiation of Alpha and Omega will have a high probability of being affected by the environment, so self-differentiation Later he often heard people ask this question.
Now that Kang Tong suddenly asked about it, he realized that it was a long time ago.
Shen Tingwei wondered if his recent pheromones had inadvertently been disordered again, causing Kang Tong to smell the odor emanating from the glands?
While thinking about it, Kang Tong pointed to the bulging belly under his clothes and said, “Our math teacher’s belly is also like this. My tablemate said it’s called a beer belly, and it will grow after drinking beer.”
Kang Tong recalled the math teacher who had a sparse head in his class, and took a closer look at the big brother in front of him. He thought, although my brother has a fat belly, he is much thinner than Teacher Liu… and he looks better than Teacher Liu. Nice.
In fact, Shen Tingwei had been thinking about how to explain his stomach to Kang Tong before he came back, but he didn’t expect that Kang Tong’s imagination could be so rich and help him find a reason for being so… innocent and cute.
He didn’t think of what to say for a while, but when he saw Kang Tong’s childish face slightly stiffened, he said to him solemnly, “Brother should drink less beer, it’s not good for your health.”
Shen Ting didn’t look at him and spoke to him with a stern face like a little adult. He only felt that the child was really funny. He couldn’t help pinching his face with baby fat and said, “Okay.” After thinking about it, it was to divert The topic was also a whim, and he asked him, “…Do you want to eat cream puffs?”
Kang Tong’s eyes suddenly lit up, he nodded and said, “I want to!”
Shen Tingwei is not fond of desserts, but is keen on baking.
Before he lived in a villa in the suburbs, he had many thoughts of wanting to make some desserts, but he was the only one at home, and he had to give up because he was afraid that he would not be able to eat it and waste it.
It’s different now. There is a little kid who is looking forward to him, and his passion for baking has been rekindled.
Shen Tingwei strictly divided the butter and powdered sugar according to the proportions listed in the tutorial, poured them into a transparent bowl, and stirred them evenly with a mixer. Kang Tong walked around behind him and asked him, “Brother, what can I do for you?”
“Well…” Shen Ting didn’t think about it for a while, he remembered that he once saw the big puffs decorated with sliced fruit in the sandwich cream in the dessert shop. It was beautifully reflected by the warm light in the fresh-keeping cabinet. He seemed to be In order to find something to do for Kang Tong, I was afraid that he would feel awkward, so I said to him, “Please help me get the strawberries out of the refrigerator, help my brother wash it, and the puffs will be baked later, so you can cut the strawberries. as decoration.”
Kang Tong nodded quickly and said, “Okay!”
Shen Tingwei added the low-gluten flour to the well-stirred butter, added milk and eggs and stirred, while preheating the oven.
When he finished all the preparatory work at hand, he turned his head and saw Kang Tong put the washed strawberries on a plate, brought a small stool over, stood on the stool and reached for the sharp kitchen knife on the knife holder. .
Shen Tingwei was startled, and hurried over to stop him: “Don’t move, don’t move, just wash it and put it away.”
Kang Tong turned his head to look at him, as if he didn’t understand why he was so nervous, and asked, “Don’t you want to cut it?”
In the photo, the figure that is not as high as the stove and the much taller child in front of him seemed to overlap in Shen Tingwei’s sight, which made Shen Tingwei feel distressed. He pushed the knife holder forward until the length of Kang Tong’s arm was long enough. He touched Kang Tong’s head lightly when he couldn’t reach it: “I’ll just cut it, children don’t need to do this.”
The teacher who led the team made a special call to Lian Jue to explain the early end of the summer camp. Because of the uncertainty of Shen Ting not meeting with Kang Tong, Lian Jue went home earlier than usual today.
As soon as he opened the door, he smelled the rich sweetness that filled the house. Before he could fully react, a figure suddenly bumped into him, and he subconsciously raised his hand to stop it. The sweet and light aroma of alcohol mixed into the creamy aroma that filled the whole living room. The person who bumped into his arms had not yet let go of the heavy smile in his eyes. He turned his head and glanced at him. , then quickly restrained his expression and straightened his body.
“Mr. Lian.” Shen Tingwei took a wrong step forward, moved the back that was almost against his chest, turned his head to look at him, and looked slightly startled, “…So early today?”
Shen Tingwei’s nose was still stained with dense white cream, maybe his hands were a little dirty, and he was worried that it would get on Lian Jue’s clothes. Come back, the meal hasn’t started yet…”
Kang Tong hadn’t noticed that Lian Jue had come back, he held up his hands covered in cream, ran out of the kitchen with a big laugh, and rushed towards Shen Tingwei.
Lian Jue took a small step towards the side, and kept Shen Ting behind him without a trace, and said to Kang Tong in a deep voice, “Don’t run.”
Seeing Lian Jue, Kang Tong quickly stood still obediently.
As if realizing that it was inappropriate to chase and make trouble at home, and afraid of being punished, the smile on Kang Tong’s face slowly stopped, and he called out timidly, “Dad.”
But Lian Jue didn’t say much, just glanced at Shen Tingwei beside him with a light expression.
Shen Ting failed to understand what he meant.
Lian Jue’s sudden return calmed Shen Tingwei and Kang Tong’s crazy mood just now.
Shen Tingwei glanced at Xiaokangtong who was hanging his head as if he had done something wrong, he walked over, and used his forearm to lead Kangtong’s shoulders, pushing him to the kitchen: “Okay, wash your hands, We’re getting ready for dinner.”
After returning to the kitchen and washing his hands, Shen Tingwei put the freshly prepared puffs on the plate, and handed the plate to Kang Tong, saying, “Take it out and eat it with Dad, we’ll have dinner later. .”
Kang Tong obediently took the plate, but he still stood still, those round eyes that were as clear and dark as a deer returned to their shiny state.
He looked up at Shen Tingwei and called him, “Brother Shen.”
Shen Tingwei bent down slightly, kept his eyes parallel with him, and asked gently, “What’s wrong?”
Kang Tong still had a blush on his face that had not yet subsided due to running and laughing. He pursed his lips a little embarrassedly, and there was some expectation in his eyes, and asked, “How long will you stay in my house?”
Shen Tingwei looked into his eyes and didn’t know how to answer his question. After a long time, he wiped the unwashed cream off his cheeks with his fingertips and threw the question back: “That Tongtong wants my brother to live here. How long?”
Kang Tong may feel a little embarrassed, he lowered his eyes slightly and said, “…If only brother could live here forever.”
Shen Tingwei followed his gaze and stared at the strawberry puffs on the plate. After a while, he responded slowly, “Ah…”