After the two returned home, ZhouXiang removed his jacket and wanted to have a good discussion with YanMingXiu regarding ChenYing's treatment, but he was unexpectedly embraced from behind as he was hanging up the jacket. YanMingXiu's left hand meandered into his clothes, stroking his warm and firm chest.
ZhouXiang relaxingly leaned onto him and smiled, “I have something serious to talk to you about."
“This is also serious.”
“You seem a little too eager….. Hey, don’t bite my neck. You don't know how hard your bite is.”
The more ZhouXiang talked, the more YanMingXiu continued, using his teeth to leave a neat row of teeth markings along his neck.
ZhouXiang could already feel something hot and hard pushing behind him. He deliberately grinded his lower body against YanMingXiu. Initially, he just wanted to tease him but he didn't expect YanMingXiu to have no patience at all and immediately pressed him onto the sofa and fervently tear into his clothes, raining kisses on his chest.
“What’s going on?” ZhouXiang obviously felt that YanMingXiu is much more eager than usual. These two days, the two had been restraining themselves.
YanMingXiu lifted his head, his eyes sparkling, “Xiang Ge, today you told ChenYing to treat me as her other son.”
ZhouXiang nodded, “I did say that.”
YanMingXiu revealed a perverse smile, "That's just it. Today I need to pleasure you.”
“You… fuck. Pleasure me…first you take off my pants. Is there anyone who pleasures people like you do?”
“Then tell me how should I do it?” YanMingXiu gripped his pants and squinted his eyes at him, his expression tinged with lust.
ZhouXiang stared blankly and responded helplessly, "Still… take it (pants) off first.”
YanMingXiu no longer hesitated and quickly stripped ZhouXiang bare with just a few moves, then passionately kissed him with his hands continuously caressing and stroking all over his body.
ZhouXiang eyes flashed a trace of perceptive light, “Your arm is healed!!”
“Yeah.” YanMingXiu buried his head and continued to kiss him, having no interest to talk.
“YanMingXiu…you bastard. You just know how to tease me."
“I like you feeding me.”
“You still haven't grown up.”
“I just like you feeding me. Let me have a full meal today.” YanMingXiu’s powerful arm spread ZhouXiang’s body and entered him, using all his intensity and passion to take possession of him.
There is no one else in the world who could make him feel such immense pain… no one else who could make him experience what it means to intensely longed for someone. He will use all his time to completely own this person. Nobody could separate them.
ZhouXiang’s movie is currently in preparation to start filing in three months. For two months, he had been practicing horsemanship and had lost seven pounds. Initially, his physique was already very much up to par, now he's a little too thin but he is very satisfied with his figure. When he was trying on the dress-up for the role, he made a serious expression in the mirror, the face that reflected back at him had a somewhat poor but noble feel.
Due to the season, all the scenes to be shot in the beginning are indoor scenes. This is the first time that ZhouXiang didn't have to use to any weapons nor his skills as a stuntman, but he didn't feel that it is much easier. On the contrary, it was even more exhausting than being a stuntman. The reason is very simple. When he was a stuntman, he only needed to make sure that his actions are well executed at the right camera angles. But when he had to take on the leading role of a movie, the director’s expectations of him are not the same. ZhouXiang’s acting is still bit lacking and he had a hard time getting into character. So in his spare time, he essentially used it to understand his role, practicing in front of the mirror. But when it came to filming, there are many times when the scenes needed to be reshot repeatedly. In the beginning, there was barely a time that he didn't have to reshoot a scene, delaying the entire crew's progress.
ZhouXiang is a person who can’t stand to trouble of others. He became so anxious that he often had trouble sleeping in the middle of the night and would get up to practice his lines.
After two or three times, YanMingXiu couldn’t stand it anymore so he especially took three days off to stay home to help him practice his scenes.
It was impossible for ZhouXiang to assess YanMingXiu’s acting skills because YanMingXiu essentially had no expression in any of his roles. However, his grandeur eminence is enough to satisfy the need of the film's production. If YanMingXiu was to act in a comedy, it'll definitely be a flop. But when it is a role personally selected by YanMingXiu himself, a role that is most suitable for him, his performance would be exceptionally remarkable.
Unfortunately, YanMingXiu didn't care at all about his reputation in the entertainment industry. He had already decided that he will no longer act in any other movies unless it is for ZhouXiang. And now for ZhouXiang, he deliberately set aside his work to meticulously help him get into the role.
ZhouXiang is extremely touched but felt embarrassed. YanMingXiu’s patience is definitely his biggest help, allowing him to calmly deal with his current predicament. So when shooting restarted again, his condition was much better and the shooting progression became much more smoother.
In the entertainment circle, the amount of rumors between the two already can't be concealed. There is also a lot of news of them on the internet. YanMingXiu had always hated gossip news. But one day he saw a picture of ZhouXiang holding his arm to across the street. YanMingXiu pointed to the screen and said, “Xiang Ge, this photo is not bad. My legs are really long.”
ZhouXiang scoffed and laughed aloud, “You showoff, let me see.” ZhouXiang moved close to glance at the screen, “Not bad, but the angle is not that good. This posture is not much different from me holding an old lady cross the street.”
YanMingXiu creased his brows, “You dare say that I'm an old lady?”
“There is no such shameful old lady like you,” ZhouXiang kissed him, "Hurry up and take a shower. I have to get to bed soon. Need to get up early tomorrow.”
“You've been waking up early and sleeping late for this movie; you're even busier than me. Now I really regret introducing you to this crew. I can't even see you when I come home and the refrigerator is all leftovers."
ZhouXiang said with beaming smiles, “Just tell me what it is that you want to eat, I'll make it for you.”
YanMingXiu curled his lips and hugged his waist forcefully, "I don’t want you to cook. I want your time.”
ZhouXiang smiled softly, “That's not a problem. My time outside of filming is yours. You're my only love. If I don't spend time with you, who can I spend my time with?"
YanMingXiu narrowed his eyes and smiled, “Your mouth still knows how to say this.”
“Not only can my mouth say it, it can also do a lot of things.” ZhouXiang teased as he leaned over and brushed their lips, gently kissing and sucking YanMingXiu's soft lips.
YanMingXiu enjoyed this tender kiss with his eyes closed.
After ZhouXiang kissed him, he blinked and smiled warmly, “Hurry up and go take a shower. Today I will risk it all to accompany this gentleman (T/N).”
T/N: 捨命陪君子 - in this context it just means that he'll have sex with YanMingXiu for as long as he wants.
YanMingXiu's eyes glimmered as he immediately pressed ZhouXiang onto the bed, "Let's do it first and then shower together.”
“Shower first…. I also haven't….nnnhhh…ahh…”
The room within is full of erotic scenery (sex).
Despite being busy with filming, there was also something major going on in their lives. And that is the renovation of ZhouXiang's home.
ZhouXiang is full of sentimental affections for this old home but there are obviously many areas that are too old and needed to be renovated. ZhouXiang had once asked YangMingXiu's advice on whether or not he wanted to live here. If he didn’t want to, they could change the place. After all, he (ZhouXiang) could come back to this place any time. He is worried that the environment would be too hard for YanMingXiu to endure.
YanMingXiu simply shook his head in refusal, saying that he liked this place very much. After all, there is just the two of them. The space of little over 70 square meters (754sq ft) is sufficient for them. If needed, they could always go back to his condo. He is also full of affections for this home because it is full of his and ZhouXiang's early memories. So ZhouXiang decided to renovate this home on a smaller scale, mainly changing the old fashioned wall paper, the tiles, a bit of everything, adding some new furniture, and making a full-walled bookcase so that YanMingXiu could work.
In the interim, the two moved to YanMingXiu's place while the renovation is in progress.
Because they are usually busy, the job of the foreman was handed over to JiangYuan. But when they have time, they will go back to check on the progress and give some suggestions.
In a blink of an eye, half a year passed. The renovation of the home is completed and a third of ZhouXiang’s film had also been completed. After the start of summer, there was more and more outdoor filming. Just standing outside for ten minutes, ZhouXiang's body would sweat profusely. It was extremely difficult for the entire crew. He was no exception.
YanMingXiu came by twice to visit his filming set. Both times, he didn't bother with evading, freely greeting the crew. Their intimate relationship is no longer a secret, though nobody said it in front of them.
Following the rise of ZhouXiang’s fame and worth, WangYuDong was affected by the crisis over his father’s illegal activities. His career was hugely impacted, having no new projects nor has he appeared in the public for a long time.
However, ZhouXiang felt that with WangYuDong's capabilities, it won't be hard for him to make a comeback. But regardless of how WangYuDong is, he no longer cared. He is extremely happy and content with his current life. When he felt that his entire person is fulfilled, his heart no longer harbored any hatred or resentment.
During the half year, he and YanMingXiu returned to ChenYing's place two to three times a month and ZhouXiang went with YanMingXiu to his family home once.
YanMingXiu and his father finally started to communicate with each other again. His father’s attitude is not as unyielding as before, even though his expression still didn't look good when he sees ZhouXiang, but at least he can turn a blind eye.
ZhouXiang didn't think or cared too much. Having the Yan family accept him would be best, but he didn’t think it could be achieved. As long as he and YanMingXiu could maintain their current life, it is already considered success.
He thought, anyone who wants to see them break up halfway will eventually lose. Because in his heart, there are no other kind of feeling (like their love) that could overcome the barriers of life and death, making something that is impossible possible, and still stubbornly and miraculously be able to embrace one another. His fate with YanMingXiu couldn't be severed even with his death. He couldn’t think of anything they won't be able to overcome.
Even if he had died once, even if he was born again, even on a path that is full of challenges and difficulties, his heart still yearned for this boy who had once captivated and made his heart beat erratically. This point had never changed.
There were subtle footsteps nearing. Following, a heavy weight flopped down next to him on the mattress as a warm body got under the blanket and naturally pulled his waist.
ZhouXiang whispered, “You're back.”
YanMingXiu responded softly, “Got back so late… woke you up.”
ZhouXiang leaned in his arms. Although his body build is not small and he can't be a timid, helpless-looking little woman, he really loves the feeling of being tightly nestling close together. This makes him feel at ease and content, "It's fine. I just fell asleep, don’t come back so late in the future. It’s not safe.”
YanMingXiu kissed his forehead, “I know. You've also been busy all day.”
YanMingXiu stroked his waist gently, “Then go to sleep. I'll go with you to ChenYing's home this Sunday.”
ZhouXiang’s mouth lifted into an infinite soft smile, “Okay.” He opened his arms and wrapped it tightly around YanMingXiu’s waist. The two men’s bodies are very close…so close they could feel each other's heartbeat.
Each heartbeat… beating for each other.
T/N: This is officially the END of the story but there is an Epilogue – The Husbands’ Sweet Days (M) to be posted tomorrow. This last chapter will conclude this beautiful story.