The first time Jian Suiying met Li Yu was in the living room of his family’s home.
As he walked through the front door with a cigarette in his mouth, he saw Jian Suilin sitting on the sofa with another boy, talking and laughing cheerfully. That boy’s back that faced him showed the sweaty Feyenoord1 soccer jacket sticking to his back, revealing the faint outline of his broad and healthy back. Their jackets and the end of their pants were covered in mud, yet they still sat impolitely on the beige leather sofa. On the coffee table in front of them were two empty Coca-Cola cans that had been turned upside-down and two slices of cake. There was even a dirty, muddy soccer ball at the side of his feet.Continue reading “Idiot – Chapter 1”