250. Extra Chapter 7: Brother Chen (5)
The place that Qi Le’an chose was a wonderful resort, where there were a blue sky, white clouds, a clear ocean, and a clean beach. It was like a fairyland.
The two families came to the resort a week earlier and took a vacation.
They took three neighboring villas. The Wei family chose the left villa, the Chen family chose the right villa, and the newlywed couple stayed in the middle villa.
The two groomsmen stayed in the same villa with the new couple.
Everyone was in high spirits due to the approaching wedding. Li Che was not weird anymore. Although he looked lazy, he looked at people smilingly.
Chen Shan was surprised to find that the children liked to hang out with Li Che, whom the grownups dreaded to approach.
Was it because Li Che watched Peppa Pig with them?
After Li Che talked about the cartoon with Chen Shan’s baby sister, he became her new favorite.
She even muttered Li Che’s name in the middle of a dream at night.
Chen Shan was worried, afraid that his sister would think of marrying Li Che.
Chen Shan was busy on the island and had to tend to the wedding. The bride and bridegroom would be flustered on the wedding day, so he had to take care of the arrangements.
After a few days of busywork, the wedding ceremony finally arrived.
The newlywed couple wore beige suits, and the groomsmen wore blue suits. Chen Shan pulled Li Che to the mirror and whispered, “Do we look like a perfect couple?”
Li Che rolled his eyes.
Chen Shan gave a silly smile and went over, kissing Li Che.
Li Che tilted his head and said, “Your sister said she wanted to marry me.”
Chen Shan gasped. What he dreaded most finally happened.
His anxiety amused Li Che, who smiled, “I refused.”
Chen Shan was surprised. Didn’t his sister cry? It was odd.
“I said I wanted to marry her brother.”
Chen Shan was shocked! His sister was too small to keep a secret.
Li Che narrowed his eyes and said, “She promised that she wouldn’t tell anyone. We made a pinky promise.”
Chen Shan did not know how to face Li Che.
At the wedding the next day, everyone was touched. Chen Shan’s sister changed her mind and fell for a fair boy, saying that she would marry him.
Chen Shan took his sister away with a dark face, but he saw Li Che smiling.
In the evening, Chen Shan held a lollipop and said to his sister, “What did Brother Li Che say to you yesterday?”
His sister covered her mouth and looked at Chen Shan in panic.
Chen Shan smiled mischievously and waved the lollipop. “It’s Peppa Pig.”
His sister looked pitiful. She stamped her feet and shook her head, running into her mother’s arms.
Chen Mama glared at her son and said, “Why do you bully your sister?”
Chen Shan felt that he was wronged, claiming, “I didn’t!”
His sister complained, “He’s bad. He wants me to tell a secret!”
Chen Mama asked curiously, “What secret?”
When Chen Shan smirked, he heard his sister say, “The secret of marrying Brother Li Che!”
Chen Shan was shocked.
Chen Mama thought that her daughter wanted to marry Li Che, so she smiled and said, “Don’t you want to marry Bob?”
The girl looked ambivalent. Chen Shan ran over and carried her away. He felt helpless with his sister.
His was desperate.
He felt irritated and frustrated.
After putting his sister to sleep, Chen Shan went out and saw Li Che smiling at him, waving a bottle of wine.
The middle villa was left to the newlywed couple. Chen Shan moved back to the right villa, and Li Che found a small wooden cottage by the sea.
“How about a drink?”
Li Che didn’t drink often. When he drank, he was particularly happy.
Chen Shan went to him, and they took a stroll on the beach.
Coincidentally, they were still wearing the suits. The sea at night was cold. Suddenly, Li Che took off his shoes and waded in the cold water.
He ran as he drank. Chen Shan took his shoes and followed him nervously, fearing that Li Che would get drowned.
Fortunately, the beach was soft, and Li Che didn’t even get injured. Later, he sat on the beach and hid behind a rock.
The rock was covered with strange ocean plants. Li Che looked at them carefully as if studying them.
Chen Shan sat down beside him in silence, listening to the sea waves.
One of them took off his clothes first, and they rolled together. Lying on the ground, they looked up and saw the starry sky.
Bold crabs ran around and poked them, scurrying away with foams in their mouths.
Later on, the wind went up, and the tide was rising. Chen Shan and Li Che went back to the cottage and slept until noon the next day.
When Chen Shan woke up at noon, he looked at the man beside him and suddenly found how it felt to be with the one he loved. He didn’t want anything but to stay with his beloved.
Qi Le’an and Wei Changfeng went to travel around the world on their honeymoon. The guests left the island within two or three days after the wedding. The Chen family and Li Che were the last to leave. The Wei family left earlier than them for New Zealand.
They didn’t charter a plane as there were not many people. They transferred the flight in the Maldives and went back to Hai Cheng. Li Chen tagged along.
After attending the wedding, Chen Shan finally brought Li Che to his home. Li Che sat on the sofa and ate the pastries made by Chen Mama.
Li Che nibbled the food with relish.
Chen Mama looked at him and pitied him. She was too shy to say anything. She asked the servant to pack up the pastries, thinking of giving them to Li Che when he left.
Chen Shan drove Li Che to the airport. When it was time to part, they looked at each other without saying a word.
In the end, Chen Shan couldn’t help saying, “Give me a hug.”
Li Che looked disgusted, but he went over and gave Chen Shan a quick hug. Following that, he went to the security check without looking back.
Chen Shan was very happy. He hummed a tune and turned to leave. He saw his mother staring at him, his sisters in her arms.
Chen Shan was dumbfounded.
Chen Mama held a food bag in her hand awkwardly. She muttered, “I forgot to give the pastries to Li Che. Your sister begged me to see him off, so I asked the chauffeur to drive us here.”
Chen Shan didn’t say anything.
They drove home in silence. His sister fell asleep in his mother’s arms.
After entering the house, Chen Mama carried his sister to the room and put her to sleep. Chen Shan suddenly felt hungry and went to the kitchen to make a bucket of instant noodles.
He didn’t turn on the lights and ate in the living room. Chen Mama couldn’t sleep. She went downstairs to have some water, surprised to see her son there.
The mother and son didn’t say anything.
Chen Shan ate quietly. After he finished the noodles, he drank the soup. After finishing the soup, he said, “Mom, I’m gay.”
Chen Mama trembled.
She had long noticed that Chen Shan was seeing someone, but she didn’t expect him to have a boyfriend!
Was he gay? She didn’t believe him. A few years ago, he went to pubs and flirted with women.
“Three years ago or four years ago,” Chen Shan said in the dark, which concealed his expression, “I got together with him.”
Chen Mama never imagined that her straight son was gay.
And he had been gay so long!
She had no idea how to deal with it at all. Her mind was blank.
Another silence fell upon the living room. Chen Shan smiled and said, “I… I really like him. I don’t know if he likes me, or how much he likes me, but I like him.”
Chen Mama felt that she was having a heart attack. Why didn’t her stupid son know if that man liked him or not?
“That’s it. If you want to scold me or hit me, go ahead. I’ve planned it out. I’ll work for twenty or thirty years and leave the business to my sister. She’s foolish, but I’m her brother, so she will provide for me. Anyway, I won’t get married. I…”
Chen Mama could stand it no more. She rose and sneered.
Chen Shan stopped.
Chen Mama turned to go upstairs.
Chen Shan didn’t chase after her. When Chen Mama went upstairs, she heard some noise from behind.
She widened her eyes and turned around. Chen Shan’s body was racked with suppressed sobs in the dark.
Chen Mama flew into a rage and dashed over, giving her son two slaps and yelling, “I raised you up, and you cry for a man here?”
The commotion woke up the whole house. The nanny hurried out and turned on the light. When she saw the scene, she went back in embarrassment.
Chen Shan was dumbfounded. He felt aggrieved, tears on his face.
Chen Mama was fuming. Father Chen heard the commotion and went downstairs, frowning at his wife and son.
Chen Shan’s face was red, but that didn’t ease Chen Mama’s anger. She raised her hand and hit Chen Shan on the back, saying sternly, “Stop crying. Even your sister doesn’t cry. Don’t you feel ashamed?”
Chen Shan continued to shed tears silently.
Chen Mama turned around and left. She ignored her crying son and pulled her husband upstairs.
Chen Shan stopped crying. He sat on the sofa and felt embarrassed. He turned out the light and went back to his room.
Chen Mama felt desperate.
Father Chen wanted to soothe her, but he didn’t know how. In the end, Chen Mama sighed. “Darling, do you remember when our son cried last time?”
Father Chen didn’t remember. He didn’t dare to say anything, afraid that his wife would fly into a rage.
Chen Mama sighed. “When he was seven years old, he liked the daughter of our neighbor. When she got married, he cried his eyes out.”
Father Chen was speechless.
Chen Mama asked curiously, “Why is your son so weak? Why does he cry about falling for a man?”
Father Chen retorted in a low voice, “He’s also your son.”
Chen Mama was speechless.
She was annoyed. “Kick him out. Kick him out tomorrow.”
Father Chen held her hands and agreed flatteringly, “Okay.”
Chen Mama was so angry that she didn’t sleep well during the night.
The next day, Chen Shan woke up to see his luggage in the living room.
Chen Shan was surprised. His sister said happily, “Brother, you’ve been kicked out!”
Chen Shan was bewildered.
The servants got the moving company and threw Chen Shan’s luggage onto the truck. The nanny said awkwardly, “Young Master, the lady asks you not to come back.”
Chen Shan was dumbfounded.
His sister parroted, “Don’t come back. No, you have to come back and bring me lollipops.”
Chen Shan smiled. Suddenly, he turned to leave swiftly. As he walked out, he sent a message to Li Che.
The Evil of the Universe: I’ve been kicked out of home.
The Cutie of the Universe:?
The Evil of the Universe: I came out of the closet last night.
The Cutie of the Universe: I will provide for you.