Ning Bei felt a kind of motion sickness, his feet were on the kitchen floor, but it seemed like he could fall down any time.
He began to wonder if his IQ would become negative as soon as he met Nan Xia, otherwise how could he do such outrageous things.
When Nan Xia retracted her fingers, he was so nervous that he swallowed the hard candy. Nan Xia smiled, and his brain began to sway like it had suffered a car accident.
It wasn’t until Nan Xia pushed him to go to the dining room to set up the equipment for hot pot that Ning Bei struggled to “get out” from the unfortunate accident just now.
Get yourself together, Ning Bei.
Ning Bei stood by the table and warned himself while putting down the cutlery.
Nan Xia quickly brought out the ingredients they bought from the supermarket, the large and small plates filled half of the dining table.
Ning Bei had already recovered his composure at this time. He tore open the ready-made hot pot sauce and poured it down, added water then cover the pot. The two of them sat at the dining table together.
Ning Bei wanted to salvage the impression of his poor performance just now so he took the initiative to come up with a conversation topic, “Are you going home for National Day?”
Nan Xia lifted her hair up and tied it into a half-height bun, “Not sure.”
Ning Bei immediately saw her exposed fair neck.
Because she was at home, her sitting posture became relaxed, and her whole body felt extra soft, like a snow-white plush carpet.
Who can resist not touching that?
Ning Bei quickly averted his gaze, “Then do you have any travel plans?”
“Not yet.” Nan Xia reached out to help him pour a glass of Coke and handed it to him, “What about you, do you have any plans?”
Ning Bei shook his head.
His silent appearance was in stark contrast to just now, which made Nan Xia want to tease him even more.
But Nan Xia still held back her bad taste, and said softly, “I’m sorry, Ning Bei.”
Ning Bei raised his head suddenly, “What are you sorry for?”
“Just now,” Nan Xia said, “I thought it was very interesting to see you mistakenly said that you were a puppy, so I went on with it. But I still feel that a little offensive to call you like that without asking what you think. So, I’m sorry, I won’t call you that anymore.”
Ning Bei’s expression didn’t change at all, he just let out a short “Oh”.
Nan Xia was obviously treating him with respect, but Ning Bei felt a strong sense of loss in his heart for no reason.
He felt a sense of alienation from Nan Xia.
Obviously, when he was a puppy, he could protect Nan Xia, get rewards and hold Jiejie’s hand.
But as soon as this thought flashed past Ning Bei’s mind, an alarm sounded in his head.
Control yourself Ning Bei!
Ning Bei lowered his head to drink his Coke, and suddenly asked, “Where’s your ex-boyfriend?”
Nan Xia was taken aback, “Why are you asking this all of a sudden?”
“Didn’t he go to your house during the Chinese New Year?”
“It’s all…” Nan Xia thought about it for a while, “You still remember what happened three years ago?”
Ning Bei stared at the soup in the pot unnaturally, “I have a good memory.”
“But I remember you were hiding in the bedroom and didn’t come out, so how did you know?”
Ning Bei pursed his lips, “My brother told me.”
“Oh,” Nan Xia smiled as if remembering something interesting about Ning Nan, and asked, “How is your brother’s new job by the way? I remember he said he changed jobs when he went back last year?”
“It’s just so so.” Ning Bei commented objectively.
Nan Xia: “I remembered your mother said it was fine?”
“Not as good as yours.”
Nan Xia couldn’t help laughing.
When she smiled, she didn’t hold back at all, and there were cute little wrinkles on her nose, which made people feel obsessed with it.
The golden earrings were dangling on the side of her face, Ning Bei’s soul was about to be shaken away.
His lips moved, and he brought up the topic again.
“So you haven’t been in a relationship since you broke up with your last boyfriend?”
Nan Xia shook her head, “No.”
“Can’t forget him?”
Ning Bei’s fingers froze, then he heard Nan Xia add, “Can’t forget his faults, and warn myself not to be blind again.”
Ning Bei: “…”
Seeing that the pot was boiling, Nan Xia opened the lid and carried it to the kitchen.
Ning Bei glanced at her back, and covered the corner of his raised mouth with his hands.
As soon as Nan Xia came back, he quickly stood up and put in the dishes actively.
The hot pot is tomato-flavored, Nan Xia can’t eat spicy food, so she could only wrong Ning Bei to use dipping sauce to increase the spiciness.
“I don’t like spicy food either.” Ning Bei said.
“I remember you used to like spicy food, just like your brother.”
Ning Bei was quiet for a second, “My taste has changed, and I don’t like it now.”
Nan Xia said, “Ohh”, “Then it will be very convenient for the two of us to eat together in the future.”
Ning Bei’s ears instantly felt hot.
She said “future” and said “we”.
Ning Bei felt his tail starting to wag again.
It was difficult to control the corners of his mouth from rising, so he could only lower his head and ate the boiled vegetables with big mouthfuls.
Suddenly, a hand appeared in his lowered gaze.
Nan Xia put the meat in his bowl with the chopsticks.
“Your body is still growing; you should eat more meat.”
The corners of Ning Bei’s mouth almost reached behind his ears and Nan Xia finally noticed that he was smiling.
“What are you secretly laughing about, puppy?”
As soon as Nan Xia said it, she immediately felt that it was inappropriate.
“Sorry, I forgot.”
“It’s okay,” Ning Bei immediately raised his head, put down his chopsticks, and said, “You can call me puppy.”
Nan Xia was taken aback.
“I like puppies. Puppies are cute and loyal. I don’t think there is anything wrong with being called a puppy.” Ning Bei said seriously.
Nan Xia seemed to be surprised by his sudden statement, she hesitated for a while, and said, “You don’t need to be wronged and accept a title you don’t like just because I’m older than you.”
Ning Bei shook his head, “No, I like being called a puppy by Jiejie.”
It is so rare for him to call Nan Xia “Jiejie”, Nan Xia knows that this statement came from his heart.
The smile came naturally, Nan Xia called out, “Puppy.”
Ning Bei couldn’t control the joy that was about to burst out of his heart, he tried his best not to widen his smile, and nodded.
“Nothing, just calling.” Nan Xia called out again, “Puppy.”
Ning Bei felt that he was about to explode, and the back of his white T-shirt was already soaked with sweat, but he didn’t feel uncomfortable at all.
The puppy does not need to answer, the puppy just needs to jump on the owner’s body and lick the owner’s face and neck with its tongue.
Ning Bei’s defenses were about to break down completely.
“I’m going to the bathroom.” He stood up suddenly, turned around and stumbled to the bathroom.
The door closed gently. Ning Bei grabbed the bottom of the clothes and took off his T-shirt. In the mirror, it looked like steam was coming out of his body, Ning Bei supported himself on the edge of the sink with both hands, and looked at himself in the mirror.
He seemed to have really seen a big dog wagging its tail wildly.
Its mouth is open, and its tongue and claws ready to move.
Ning Bei couldn’t take it anymore.
He turned on the faucet and splashed a little cold water on himself and his face.
Transparent water droplets streaked across his lean and strong chest, and then slid into the waist of his trousers along the grooves of his abdominal muscles.
Ning Bei calmed down in the bathroom for a while, put on his T-shirt and went out again.
The two chatted while eating, and quickly wiped out the hot pot.
Nan Xia found a clean and beautiful cloth bag, and filled it with special products brought by her mother from her hometown.
“Be careful on the way back.” Nan Xia sent Ning Bei to the bus stop at the gate of the community. “Do you know where to get off?”
“Lincheng University Station.”
Nan Xia smiled, “Go then.”
Ning Bei waved to her, and quickly walked over to the bus that was about to enter the station.
It was only eight stops from Nan Xia’s community to Ning Bei’s dormitory. When Ning Bei returned to the dormitory, there were only three people inside.
He greeted everyone briefly and sat back at his table.
A copy of “Mathematical Analysis” was spread out on the table but his soul had already flown to the sky.
In the evening, he went to the cafeteria and bought a bowl of noodle soup. He planned to share the souvenirs with his roommates.
He took out the bags that Nan Xia had packed. There were seven or eight bags of souvenirs in total, and he put a bag on everyone’s table. When he got to the bottom of the bag, he suddenly saw a delicate small box that looked incompatible with souvenirs.
Ning Bei pursed his lips; he turned towards the wall and took out the box.
When he opened it, it turned out to be the box of candy that Nan Xia had fed him from in the morning.
Ning Bei instantly remembered the moment when Nan Xia fed him candy, and when her finger accidentally slipped into his mouth.
His stomach seemed to be agitated and there was a burning sensation that was hard to ignore. Ning Bei looked up at the air conditioner, it was already lowered to twenty degrees.
Seeing that no one was paying attention to him, the corners of his mouth raised up uncontrollably.
The tip of his nose was sweating slightly, he felt like he needed to open his mouth to breathe like a puppy.
Ning Bei smiled and was planning to close the box and store it away, he suddenly found a post-it note on the other side of the box.
Ning Bei turned the box over.
It was a light blue post-it note, on which was neatly written in black ink was:
“Thank you puppy for accompanying Jiejie to eat hot pot today. This is Jiejie’s reward for puppy.”
His heartbeat completely lost its rhythm, and his blood began to boil.
Ning Bei couldn’t hear any sound for a moment, only the distant sound of the wind came from the depths of his eardrum.
Then, out of nowhere, a white noise began to occupy his mind.
In the end, it turned into a scream of pleasure.
Ning Bei rushed out of the dormitory directly.
He ran wildly like a crazy leopard in the night campus, passing through the dormitory buildings, and ran into the bustling playground.
The sound of the wind has become the best fuel for combustion, his speed prevented anyone from seeing the joy on his face.
Ning Bei ran desperately on the playground to reduce the feeling of emptiness and powerlessness caused by the rapid heartbeat.
The bright lights from the lamp posts turned into Nan Xia’s eyes, and the noisy background sounds were Nan Xia laughing lowly beside him.
Nan Xia holding his arm, approaching him slowly and murmuring, “Xiao Bei, you smell so good.”
Ning Bei desperately relived everything that happened during these past few days with Nan Xia like he was viewing a revolving lantern. The dark night and the fast sprint became the best cover for his pounding heart. The corners of his mouth stretched infinitely and his laughter rang out uncontrollably.
After running wildly for more than ten laps, Ning Bei slowly came to a stop.
His body feels completely refreshed, as if all the heat that could not be released earlier has been completely relieved.
His guard was naturally removed, and the smile on the corner of Ning Bei’s mouth did not diminish, and he walked slowly towards the exit of the playground.
At eight or nine o’clock in the evening, it was the time for college students to run and stroll at night. When Ning Bei was about to walk to the exit, he suddenly saw Jiang Chen and a girl walking by.
Ning Bei originally planned to say hello to him and leave, but saw Jiang Chen looking at him with a face full of gossip. Ning Bei frowned and was about to ask him what was going on, when he immediately realized the overly obvious grin on his own face.
… Ning Bei’s mind buzzed, and his face became expressionless in seconds. He pretended not to see Jiang Chen, quickly turned his head and walked in another direction.
Who knew that there was a loud bang——
Ning Bei slammed into the big iron gate of the playground.
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