Idiot – Chapter 2

Idiot – Chapter 2

Translate: Sae

Jian Suilin’s limbs were rather agile as he moved around in the kitchen. In about forty minutes or so, he was able to make three different dishes and a soup, and not long after, he placed all of them on the dining table.

When Li Yu sat down with Jian Suilin, his expression became more relaxed. 

Jian Suiying took out a bottle of fruit wine with a relatively low alcoholic content from the liquor cabinet. The label on the side was written in a foreign language; it was not known who had taken the precaution of giving them that bottle as a gift since it was not something his family normally drank. Jian Suiying’s father was a man from the northeastern part of China who was only concerned with having white wine on his table, where would he find the need to drink that kind of strangely sweet wine? It would be better to use that drink to rinse his mouth. 

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Idiot – Chapter 1

Idiot – Chapter 1

Translate: Sae

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. 

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