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Not hearing Mu Tian Heng’s reply, Mo Di asked again.
“Today… En, it’s an important day indeed.” Mu Tian Heng responded but he did not specify. “You’ll know tonight. Don’t you trust me?”
“Of course I trust you!” Mo Di did not hesitate at all when he said this. He smiled brightly, “Then I’ll wait for you at the east gate tonight.”
“Good.” Mu Tian Heng’s voice was low and gentle, “I’ll pick you up at six.”
Mo Di was in a good mood after hanging up. He hummed a song and went for lunch.
Seeing Mo Di’s happy expression, Zhao Chun couldn’t help but ask, “Xiao Di, why are you so happy? Did you win the lottery?”
“It’s not the lottery, it’s something even better. You guys won’t be able to understand.” Mo Di continued to hum his song and left with his lunchbox.
“I suspect that Xiao Di has left us behind and started dating someone.”
On the other end, Mu Tian Heng had switched off his phone and leaned back. He closed his eyes and rested against the leather chair.
He pushed down the turbulent emotions that were looming over him.
Even if Mo Di doesn’t love him and is only using him, so what?
Since he had decided to reel him in for his plan then he had better be prepared to do it for a lifetime! Not a day, a minute, or even a second less!
He would not let him go nor would he push him away.
This secret, since Mo Di did not want him to know then he would feign ignorance but Mo Di had better never think of leaving him.
Once he had been provoked, he’d better stick to it till the end. He was no saint and wouldn’t let Mo Di leave him after knowing that he had been deceived. Never!
He would only bind him tighter.
The fist that was on the armrest clenched, then released.
Frankly, he didn’t believe…
He didn’t believe that Mo Di doesn’t feel anything for him.
In the beginning, it could have all been an act but what about after that? When he blushed whenever they met, when his ears turned red with shyness after they had kissed, when he smiled sweetly and showed his little dimple as they chatted. And those times when he had taken the initiative to rush into his arms and call him brother coquettishly…
He refused to believe that it had all been an act!
Mu Tian Heng opened his eyes.
In them was a layer of emotion that Mu Tian Heng had never shown anyone.
He would ask Mo Di tonight, no, tomorrow…
Ask him whether he liked him now.
As long as Mo Di said yes, it would be enough.
As long as Mo Di said it, he would believe it.
If someone had told him half a year ago that he would fall for someone to the point of self-deception, he would probably dismiss it because it sounded implausible.
But now, he was willing to ‘be the one who steals the bell with his ears covered’.
(TN: This phrase refers to the proverb 掩耳盗铃 ‘to cover one’s ears while stealing a bell’. It means to deceive yourself and cover up things that you obviously cannot.)
And what about it? As long as he had the bell and kept it in his arms forever, he was satisfied with that.
The competition had approached its final round. For the other teams, the production schedule was extremely tight but the same was not true for Mo Di’s team. Because the championship was most certainly in their grasp, Mo Di did not pressure his teammates with added work. Everyone had the same amount of work as before and Mo Di even gave them time to relax.
Before six in the evening, Mo Di increased his working speed and completed his tasks for the day. He quickly got a change of clothes and eagerly sped towards the appointed place.
Mu Tian Heng was leaning against his Maybach, waiting for Mo Di at the east entrance.
When Mo Di was about a hundred meters away, Mu Tian Heng could already recognize him.
Under the setting sun, the young man was running towards him with a delightful face. His dark soft hair was blown back and his scarf was dragging behind as he dashed against the cold wind, running wildly in his direction.
Mu Tian Heng’s heart softened at once.
He did not believe that this was an act.
And even if it was, it could only be for him.
“Br, brother!” Mo Di panted heavily. When he finally reached Mu Tian Heng, he smiled broadly and his cheeks blushed, “Brother, did you wait long?”
“No.” Mu Tian Heng smiled and reached out to touch Mo Di’s hair, “Let’s go. Get in the car first.”
The car had been preheated and Mo Di could take off his scarf after getting on. He rubbed his hands and breathed out.
In the next second, Mu Tian Heng’s large pair of hands were wrapped around his own.
“Spring is almost here.” Mu Tian Heng held Mo Di’s hand and transferred some warmth to it, “Bear with it for another month.”
“En. It is getting warmer than before.” Mo Di felt Mu Tian Heng’s care for him and his heart was filled with sweetness, “Where are we going?”
“We’re going straight home today. I’ll cook for you, how’s that?”
“Of course it’s great!” Mo Di was in bliss, “Brother, are we having steak again?”
“We’re not having steak today, I’m making you another of my specialty dishes.” Mu Tian Heng lightly touched Mo Di’s face, “Are you excited?”
“Very!” Mo Di replied with enthusiasm, like a bright-eyed child.
Mu Tian Heng smiled and moved his hand to rub Mo Di’s head, “Good. Fasten your seat belt, we’re going home.”
How busy was the traffic during peak hours?
It was simply impassable.
When the two reached the villa, it was already past seven o’clock in the evening.
And Mu Tian Heng only finished cooking at half-past eight.
This time, Mu Tian Heng made Chinese cuisine and they were all Mo Di’s favorite. One could tell that he had specially learned them for him.
There were a total of five dishes – tomato sirloin, chestnut fried chicken, fried shrimp, pepper fish head, sweet and sour ribs, and yam, kelp, and scallop soup; all of which were partially customized by Mu Tian Heng.
Other than the soup, everything else had a touch of alcohol added.
Mo Di knew that wine could improve the tastes of certain dishes but he couldn’t drink, so he had never tried cooking with it. Seeing Mu Tian Heng making the personalized changes and creating such scrumptious dishes, Mo Di swallowed his saliva in anticipation.
If the wine was cooked and consumed as a condiment…
He wouldn’t get drunk, would he?
Mu Tian Heng saw through Mo Di’s concern and asked, “Worried you’ll get drunk?”
“En, but I shouldn’t be too drunk since it’d be cooked.” As Mo Di came closer to Mu Tian Heng, the fragrance intensified and he couldn’t help but feel a little intoxicated, “It smells great.”
Mu Tian Heng picked up a piece of chicken and blew it before feeding it to Mo Di, “Have a try.”
Mo Di opened his mouth wide and chomped down on the whole piece in one bite. His eyes lit up immediately, “Brother, it’s delicious!”
“If it’s delicious then have more.” Mu Tian Heng smiled and pinched Mo Di’s cheeks, “You won’t get drunk even if you ate all of this. And even if you do, I’ll take care of all your drunken foolery.”
Mo Di shook his head. “I don’t act out when I get drunk. My brain just gets confused and I would answer everything anyone asks. That’s why I avoid drinking because it’s hard for me to keep my secrets.”
“Oh? So are there any secrets you’re keeping from me?” Mu Tian Heng smiled and leaned in. He looked at Mo Di and said, “Tell me now or you’ll be forced to confess later.”
Mo Di giggled, “You can just ask me directly, I won’t keep it from you.”
Other than the matter of rebirth.
And the fact that I lied to him.
Mo Di had been thinking if he should tell Mu Tian Heng about his rebirth at a later time.
Mu Tian Heng smiled, “Then I’ll take you up on it.”
Mo Di raised his head, “Go ahead!”
“Alright… Bring these to the table first.” Mu Tian Heng patted Mo Di on the head, “I’m almost done with the final dish.”
The two ate and chatted until it was almost ten at night.
In the end, Mo Di had gotten slightly drunk.
Mu Tian Heng looked at Mo Di in his drunken state and went over to hold him in his arms.
“Are you drunk or sleepy?”
Mo Di leaned into Mu Tian Heng’s embrace. He looked up and gave him a silly smile, “I’m not drunk, and I’m not sleepy either!”
Mu Tian Heng knew that Mo Di was indeed drunk.
But he had planned this all along. He said nothing else and lifted Mo Di up. He let Mo Di sit on his lap and started kissing him.
Mo Di was in a daze as his body heated up. He hugged Mu Tian Heng’s neck in response and reciprocated his kisses, whispering ‘brother’ in between.
The little voice was soft and gluey as he dragged out the words, revealing a complete sense of trust and affection. Mu Tian Heng listened and his heart melted.
He did not believe that Mo Di would still be able to act at a time like this. He felt that at least at this moment, Mo Di did have feelings for him.
Almost everyone is their true self when drunk and currently… Mo Di was definitely drunk.
Mu Tian Heng gently kissed Mo Di’s forehead, then to his eyes, nose tip, and lips.
“Little one, you’re drunk. Do you know who I am?”
“Brother…” Mo Di struggled to stay focused and his eyes cleared for a moment before his confusion relapsed. He then raised his head and nibbled at Mu Tian Heng’s face.
“Are you sure?”
Mu Tian Heng looked at Mo Di with extremely gentle eyes but underneath suppressed a powerful possessiveness he had never shown in front of Mo Di.
“Of course I’m sure, it’s brother, the person I like the most,” Mo Di hiccupped. He held Mu Tian Heng’s neck tightly and continued, “Brother, haha, you’re drunk…”
“I’m not drunk but you are. I’ll carry you to bed.”
Mu Tian Heng concentrated his fiery gaze on Mo Di while the powerful arms held his waist and slowly carried him up to his bedroom.
He continued planting kisses on Mo Di. Beginning with his lips, then gradually downwards to his neck, collarbone, chest, waist…
And in between the kisses, Mu Tian Heng repeatedly asked, “Do you like me?”
“I like you,” Mo Di answered naturally.
“Do you know who is kissing you?”
“It’s brother…” Mo Di was puzzled by Mu Tian Heng’s questions. He tilted his head and looked at him in a daze then pinched his nose and said, “Haha, brother, you’re drunk.”
Mu Tian Heng held his hand and continued to ask, “Am I the person you like the most now?”
“Of course… now, before, and in the future, you’re the one I like the most…”
“Who’s most important to you?”
“Brother, you’re the most important…”
“Do you like being kissed by me?”
“Like it! Very much…”
Mo Di responded obediently to all of Mu Tian Heng’s questions until he was kissed in the belly. His answers eventually turned into soft moans and begging.
And towards the end, his final words were ‘brother’ as he called out to Mu Tian Heng…
(E/N: What a perfect way to end this chapter hehe..)