AROEDM Ch. 73.2: The IF Line: Ran Shutang P. 3

Translator: Dj22031

Editor: Dj22031

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Warning; some sexual references

That night Fu Yuanzhou suffered from insomnia, his mind was full of things about Ran Shutang, and he tossed and turned on the bed. It was Ran Shutang who found it easy to fall asleep, and who didn’t even dream.

He dreamed of Ran Shutang in high school, wearing a school uniform, with clean eyebrows and eyes, standing in front of the flag raising platform, speaking in front of the teachers and students of the school, looking very dazzling.

The weather was very hot in summer, and everyone was complaining that the air conditioner in the classroom didn’t work at all but Ran Shutang was the only one who wrote the exercises quietly, with a serious and good-looking side profile, and a straight back. By his side, time seemed to slow down, and under the sun, tiny dust particles floated slowly in the air.

From youthful to maturity, his expression didn’t change a lot, but Fu Yuanzhou had seen too many appearances that he didn’t easily show—the joy when he smiled, the shyness when he blushed…and that confused night.

Sweat slid down the side of Ran Shutang’s neck, but his indifferent brows and eyes were tinged with astonishing heat, and he called his name hoarsely…


Fu Yuanzhou woke up suddenly, covered his face and sat on the bed for a while, resigned to his fate and then frustrated, he got up and changed his clothes.

… not good.

The next day, Du Man sent Fu Yuanzhou a WeChat link, which was a report on the debate competition, and the school had pushed it on the official account.

“Thank you, hero~” Du Man said, “Just tell me where you want to eat, I invite you!”

“Millennium Hotel?” Fu Yuanzhou replied.

“Don’t go too far.” Du Man was angry. Of course, Fu Yuanzhou was only joking, and she also understood, “By the way, I think there is one thing that is more important to you than eating. Ran Shutang’s birthday is coming soon, you know that right?”

Fu Yuanzhou was stunned, he really didn’t know, he hated Ran Shutang before, how could he pay attention to the other party’s birthday, now he hadn’t had a chance to ask, he had to say that Du Man reminded him in time.

“Think about what to do. Call me when you have time for dinner.”

Since Du Man mentioned this matter, Fu Yuanzhou seriously thought about what gift he should give Ran Shutang for a day, no… he didn’t do it for anything else, it was Ran Shutang who took good care of him, and this was a gift in return.

He thought that the two of them met because of chess, so he ordered a chess set. On his birthday, he took the box and went to the school next door. This was the first time he took the initiative to find Ran Shutang.

He was only thinking about the gift, but when he arrived at the school, he realized that he hadn’t greeted Ran Shutang in advance, and didn’t know if he was at school, so he quickly sent a message: “Are you at school?”

There was a reply soon: “Yes, getting out of class soon.”

“You also play with your mobile phone during class?” Fu Yuanzhou felt very novel.

“No.” Ran Shutang said, “Only your message has a special reminder.”

The corner of Fu Yuanzhou’s lips rose, and the next second he noticed it, and quickly pressed it down, then he glanced around, as if guilty of fear that someone would notice the change in his expression: “Which classroom are you in? I’ll go find you.”

Ran Shutang didn’t ask him what he was here for. He probably wanted to ask him face to face. He told him the location, worried that Fu Yuanzhou would get lost, and told him in detail how to get there.

The teaching building was not close to the school gate. Fu Yuanzhou heard the get out of class bell ring as soon as he walked downstairs. Others rushed out. He walked against the flow of people and found the classroom that Ran Shutang had mentioned. Almost all the people in it had left, and only Ran Shutang was talking to a very beautiful girl.

Was that the flower of the Chinese Department?

Although he had never seen what other people looked like, Fu Yuanzhou inexplicably decided that the girl must be the flower.

He saw that she was talking to Ran Shutang seriously, their voices were not loud, and it was a lecture theater again, Fu Yuanzhou couldn’t hear clearly, and he was not interested in listening, so he took back the foot that stepped in, and poked it outside the classroom door, then holding the box, he kept waiting for Ran Shutang, but he felt a little sour in his heart.

“This thing…”

The girl was halfway through speaking but Ran Shutang shook his head and said to her, “Sorry, I have something urgent, I’ll talk about it next time.”

Getting out of the way, Ran Shutang picked up his backpack and left, then walked out in a hurry, as soon as he left the classroom, he saw Fu Yuanzhou, and immediately stopped: “Sorry, did I make you wait for me?”

Fu Yuanzhou didn’t want to let that inhumane person see his sadness, so he shook his head and said, “No, I just came here.”

“Let’s go.” Ran Shutang spoke softly, with a smile in his eyes, and Fu Yuanzhou took the initiative to come over to make him happy, “Why did you come to see me?”

“Today is your birthday.” Fu Yuanzhou said, thinking that Ran Shutang didn’t take the initiative to mention it to him, “Happy birthday to you, this is a gift for you.” He handed over the box.

“Do you know my birthday?” Ran Shutang’s eyes were dazed, “You still want to give me a gift?”

“You don’t want it?” Fu Yuanzhou was still upset that Ran Shutang was talking to other girls, and her appearance was still out of the ordinary, seeing this he became even more upset, and took the box back, “You don’t want it, then forget it.”

“No, I was just too surprised… I didn’t expect you to give me a gift.”

Ran Shutang held his wrist, showing a happy and overwhelmed expression in both eyes: “How could I not want it. Thank you, I am very happy.”

His flattered attitude pleased Fu Yuanzhou very well. Fu Yuanzhou handed the box to him, smiled a little, and said: “This is a chess set. I thought we got to know each other because of it, so I gave you a set. We can play it again.”

“I will cherish it.”

Unlike Fu Yuanzhou who carried it casually, Ran Shutang held it in his arms solemnly, and the joy in his brows and eyes could not be suppressed.

Fu Yuanzhou stared at him for a few seconds, and couldn’t help asking: “Do you have any plans for the evening?”

“Yes.” Ran Shutang nodded, “My friends are celebrating my birthday.”

“Oh.” Fu Yuanzhou responded without showing any signs of the disappointment in his heart, “Then I’ll go first.”

“You…” Ran Shutang plucked up the courage to ask, “Are you coming?”

“I’ll let it go.” Fu Yuanzhou shook his head, “I don’t want to move.”

Ran Shutang felt lost, but he won’t entangle too much, and thanked Fu Yuanzhou again: “Thank you for coming to me today and for giving me such a memorable gift.”

“Then I’m leaving.”

“Okay. Goodbye.”

Fu Yuanzhou was about to leave, but at this moment he suddenly remembered what Du Man had said to him—take the initiative when it’s time to take the initiative, and if you really miss it, it will be useless to regret it.

He suddenly turned around and asked Ran Shutang: “Do you want to come to my place?”

Ran Shutang was startled, Fu Yuanzhou blushed, and then asked him: “Just… After your party is over, come and sit with me, do you want to come?”

This time Ran Shutang came to his senses quickly and nodded immediately, “I’ll go there early.”

“No, you can come whenever you finish, there is no curfew for the apartment…” Fu Yuanzhou whispered.

While waiting for Ran Shutang, Fu Yuanzhou was unexpectedly nervous. First, he cleaned the already clean house carefully, and went outside to buy a lot of things, such as snacks and beer. Finally, he hesitated for a long time when he passed by a certain shelf, he glanced around guiltily, quickly took the lubricant and condoms, and threw them into the shopping basket.

He bought these two things purely on impulse. When he returned to the apartment, he regretted so much that he wanted to chop off his hands, but in the end he hid the things under his pillow in spite of himself.

Ran Shutang came, and when he came, he had the chill of the night on his body, and there was a faint smell of alcohol.

“It ended so early?”

As soon as Fu Yuanzhou saw him, he would think of what he had prepared, and he was so ashamed that he had to put on a nonchalant tone very desperately.

But Ran Shutang just said a very simple sentence, which almost broke his pretended calm.

“I wanted to see you sooner.”

“…” Fu Yuanzhou turned his head, took a few deep breaths, tried his best to calm his rapid heartbeat, and then turned his face back again, “Were you drinking?”

“I couldn’t push it,” Ran Shutang said, “You don’t like the smell of alcohol?”

“No, it’s just an accident.” Fu Yuanzhou suddenly remembered the girl in the classroom, and asked, “She went too?”

“Who?” Ran Shutang asked.

“It’s the girl who was talking to you in the classroom.”

“No, she’s not from our department.”

“She’s from the Chinese department?”

“Do you know her?”

Ran Shutang’s rhetorical question was tantamount to affirming that the girl was from the Chinese department, it should be that department flower, Fu Yuanzhou felt even more sour, so he lowered his eyes and said, “I don’t know her, but I heard that she was chasing you.”

Ran Shutang was a little surprised: “Who said that?”

“Don’t worry about who said it, just say it’s true or not.”

“Of course not.” Ran Shutang shook his head, “She has a boyfriend, and we communicate with each other because we are in a group and have a class presentation.”

He couldn’t lie, Fu Yuanzhou believed in him very much, so he immediately breathed a sigh of relief, and then he was embarrassed, he felt ashamed after realizing it, what kind of words were these, so suspicious…

Ran Shutang softened his tone, but he was very serious: “I only like you, Fu Yuanzhou, you are the only one I want to pursue.”


At this moment, Fu Yuanzhou felt as if something collapsed in his heart.

He admitted that he had fallen in love with Ran Shutang.

This deadly enemy he used to hate in the past had become someone he liked now.

“Do you still want to drink?”

He turned around and took out the beer he bought, put it on the table, stared into Ran Shutang’s eyes, and said slowly.

“When you’re drunk, you can do whatever you want.”

“You can do anything to me.”


Ran Shutang suddenly raised his head, and met his gaze, the burning heat in his eyes made Fu Yuanzhou’s heart palpitate, and his heart beat uncontrollably.

The later development was crazy, but it was logical. The only thing Fu Yuanzhou regretted was that he put the prepared things under the pillow and had to go to get them. When he really got struck, even the distance from the living room to the bedroom was quite far away, they didn’t even want to waste a second.

The night passed quickly, and the next morning, Fu Yuanzhou opened his eyes, slowly woke up from his dream, and met Ran Shutang’s gaze, this time Ran Shutang woke up before him.

“Good morning.” Ran Shutang reached out and touched his cheek lightly, with a gentle light in his eyes.

“Morning…” Fu Yuanzhou responded hoarsely, his throat was aching.

“I’ll pour you some water.”

Ran Shutang got up and poured him a cup of warm water. Fu Yuanzhou leaned against the bedside and drank it. After he slowed down for a while, Ran Shutang asked him again: “What do you want to eat? I’ll make it for you.”

“Anything is fine.”

– What kind of experience is it to have sex with a rival after drinking?

-Thank you, I’m at home, I just woke up, the weather is fine, the sun is shining, my boyfriend’s sleeping face is so beautiful, life is complete.

-Ask the nemesis.

– My deadly enemy is my boyfriend now.

The author has something to say: Ran Shutang’s IF line ends here, of course it is to give sugar vigorously, hardcore sugar! Open the next if line tomorrow…

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