The Nutrition is Too Good - Chap 17.2
Zhong Yi had been filming from morning till night today. In the afternoon, he had a fight scene from his early years when his legs weren’t broken yet and he didn’t need a wheelchair. Zhong Yi was exhausted and felt dizzy.
When Rong Mian came to Zhong Yi’s house for the second time, he was not as reserved.
He just looked around, then put down the suitcase and obediently sat down on the sofa.
Zhong Yi worked tirelessly throughout the day and was exhausted. He didn’t have the energy to come up with any creative dishes for the child anymore, so he suggested, “Let’s order takeout.”
Of course, he didn’t forget about the child’s picky eating habits, so he specifically ordered a few light stir-fried dishes.
Rong Mian secretly glanced at Zhong Yi’s phone screen and quietly said after observing for a while, “I want to eat the lychee cashew shrimp balls.”
Zhong Yi quickly replied, “No, you can’t.” Rong Mian said, “I can pay for it myself.”
Zhong Yi calmly looked up and said, “It’s not about the money. The delivery is going to my house, and the app is on my phone, so the decision is in my hands.”
Rong Mian lowered his gaze.
He seemed a little disappointed, but in the end, he murmured softly, “Okay.”
Suddenly, Zhong Yi felt a bit uneasy.
He could easily resolve any argumentative behavior, but he genuinely couldn’t stand seeing the child remaining silent, feeling wronged, and swallowing his grievances.
“Alright, alright, stop making trouble.”
With a splitting headache, Zhong Yi reopened the food delivery app and said, “Can I order it for you, then?”
Rong Mian felt a bit bewildered because he hadn’t said anything, yet Zhong Yi accused him of causing trouble.
However, Rong Mian was still happy because there were shrimp balls to eat.
Nevertheless, Zhong Yi looked genuinely exhausted. Rong Mian sensed that he was too tired to have much interest in eating. Zhong Yi picked at each dish, taking a bite or two, and then slumped in the chair, motionless.
So Rong Mian offered to wash the dishes.
It was the first time Rong Mian had seen a built-in dishwasher. He squatted in front of the large machine, with his eyes wide open, curiously watching the foaming bubbles and splashing water for a long time.
It wasn’t until Zhong Yi called him to pack his belongings that Rong Mian reluctantly stood up.
Yesterday, Zhong Yi had asked the housekeeper to tidy up the guest room.
He remembered that the child seemed to like the throw pillow with tassels on the sofa. So, after hesitating for a moment, he instructed the housekeeper to bring a pair of pillows to the guest room before leaving in the morning.
Rong Mian didn’t have much luggage, but Zhong Yi was too exhausted. He lazily waved his hand at the door and said, “Take your time to tidy up. I’m going to take a shower.”
Rong Mian nodded.
As he turned around, he noticed the two pillows on the bed. His eyes brightened, and after some thought, he picked up his phone, took a photo, and sent it to Kong Sandou.
Seeing Rong Mian’s comfort, Kong Sandou also felt relieved.
Beautiful 3 Beans1: [Wow, what a big room!]
Rong Mian pursed his lips.
He slowly typed and told Kong Sandou that he had also eaten a plate of braised shrimp balls for dinner.
Beautiful 3 Beans: [Don’t forget to eat your vegetables!!! And drink plenty of water!!]
Beautiful 3 Beans:
[But Zhong Yi is really good to you.]
Beautiful 3 Beans:
[If you live together, don’t forget to do something to repay him. After all, friends should help each other out!]
Rong Mian was taken aback.
Beautiful 3 Beans:
[Uncle Yun asked me to remind Guo Sigua and Guo Wukui to take a bath. Goodnight!]
Rong Mian replied to Kong Sandou with a goodnight.
He held his phone for a while and felt that Kong Sandou was right. Zhong Yi really treated him well.
But apart from washing the dishes just now and the previous sashimi platter (which Zhong Yi ended up paying for), it seemed like Rong Mian hadn’t really repaid Zhong Yi anything.
Rong Mian suddenly remembered the days when he worked at the cat café in the form of a cat, and the customers always said that kittens were a good medicine for their bitter lives.
They said that petting a kitten helped relieve stress. Just looking at their fluffy tails and bodies would involuntarily relax their mood, and if they stroked them a few times, all the exhaustion of the day would disappear.
So Rong Mian had a good idea and stood up.
Zhong Yi’s bedroom was at the other end of the hallway, and the door was open. Rong Mian stepped on the soft cashmere carpet and silently walked in.
Just like the living room and guest rooms, Zhong Yi’s own bedroom was decorated in a simple and elegant style, with the addition of a magnificent wall displaying the awards Zhong Yi had received over the years, as well as the wrap-up photos of every movie he had filmed.
The bathroom door was closed, and there was the sound of water inside, indicating that Zhong Yi was taking a shower.
Rong Mian hesitated for a moment, then began to unbutton his clothes.
Although Zhong Yi had previously shown a dislike for Rong Mian’s tail, it might be because he hadn’t seen Rong Mian’s true form yet.
Most cats are very concerned about their appearance. They spend a lot of time grooming their fur every day. Therefore, Rong Mian was also curious about what kind of expression Zhong Yi would have when he saw Rong Mian in his cat form.
Zhong Yi is very tired today.
Rong Mian thought, if he wants to touch himself for a while, he will let him touch it for a while.
When Zhong Yi was taking a bath, he was also a bit absent-minded.
He has been living alone for nearly ten years. For the first time, there is a living person in his house, and it does feel a little different.
He also feels that at that time, he acted impulsively and brought the child home without much thought.
But every time Zhong Yi’s mind flashes the photo that Rong Mian sent to him, his heart feels as if it’s being clenched by something, making him feel uneasy.
However, this child is not beyond redemption.
At the moment he opened the bathroom door, Zhong Yi thought that as long as there was someone to convey the right values to him, teach him self-love and self-respect, slowly he could turn things around…
Then Zhong Yi saw Rong Mian sitting upright at the edge of his bed.
The boy lowered his head, slowly unbuttoning the last button of his shirt. His chest was already exposed, revealing a large area of skin. His gaze slid downward, and one could even faintly see his beautiful and slender waistline.
Seemingly not expecting Zhong Yi to come out so soon, Rong Mian raised his eyes, looking somewhat surprised.
He whispered, “You wash so fast, I haven’t even had a chance to change…”
Zhong Yi’s scalp tingled, and he felt his throat was somewhat dry and hoarse.
Incredulously, he asked, “What are you doing?”
Rong Mian seemed a bit embarrassed.
Normally, he was always being fought over by several clients, who would eagerly hold him and try to seek his attention. It was the first time he had ever prepared to invite someone to indulge on himself. Rong Mian’s cheeks blushed.
But Zhong Yi was good to him.
Rong Mian thought, ‘I want to make him happy too’.
Zhong Yi saw Rong Mian stand up.
“I know you’re tired today.”
The boy pursed his lips and softly said, “My guests always say that they feel relaxed and happy when they’re with me, so I also hope… I can help you.”
Zhong Yi: “……?”
Rong Mian remembered his companions at the cat café, who were very good at entertaining guests. When they encountered guests they liked, they would proactively rub their cheeks against the guests’ hands.
Seeing that the man in front of him hadn’t spoken, Rong Mian thought for a moment and awkwardly reached out to hold Zhong Yi’s hand.
He hesitated for a moment, then imitated the actions of his companions. Lowering his eyelashes, he pressed his face against the back of Zhong Yi’s hand, with a slight and shy movement, rubbing it just a little.
The boy called his name.
“Thank you for the house and dinner.”
He spoke sincerely, word by word: “As a way to repay you, tonight I can sleep with you.”
Zhong Yi before opening the door: This kid is not beyond help.
Zhong Yi after opening the door: …Am I hallucinating?
Rong Mian (confused): Sleep together? I can lie beside your bed or by your side. I’m well-behaved and not fat, so I won’t take up much space.
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