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After military training was over, the school gave a day off for everyone to go back and rest.
At the same time, they also said that after they come back they would have a test, and many people were wailing. On their day off, it is estimated that most of them will have to stay up late to review.
After Tang Jinyu got home, he was worried about his fish, and asked his father on the way, he said, “Dad, can I go to my brother’s place?”
Tang Hongjun deliberately said: “You just miss your brother, don’t you miss your father?”
Tang Jinyu pleased him: “I want us to eat together tonight, okay? I want to eat mom’s side dishes, I want to eat pork ribs rice cake, and crab noodle dumplings~”
Tang Hongjun asked him about the food at school, since it was also Tang Jinyu’s first time eating food provided by the school. He described how the military training was quick to grab food. He was too happy, but Tang Hongjun was so distressed that he didn’t take him to his wife’s side, and ordered a few good dishes from a private kitchen.
He took his son over first, then told Chen Suling and Xia Ye, focusing on the snacks that their child wanted to eat with his wife, “It must be Suling’s.The crab noodle dumplings should be large enough to satisfy him!”
This private kitchen was also a place they often visited. Tang Jinyu also likes to eat the snow crab bucket here. The crab meat and cream are picked out and placed in the crab bucket. There was also a piece of toasted fluffy egg white on it. It was crispy and had no taste, and it was specially designed to clear the customers taste buds. Luckily, they will be able to eat the sweetness of crab meat in the next bite.
Tang Jinyu ate a snow crab bucket first. It was a bit early in the season and it was not fat enough but it was delicious. The crab meat was very chewy.
While eating, someone came in from outside, and Xia Ye came faster than Chen Suling. What he was holding was Suling’s snacks, and it was still hot.
Xia Ye’s eyes fell on the little guy. He hadn’t seen him for a few days, and he didn’t seem to have changed much. His skin was a little red from the sun. After he sat there, he touched Tang Jinyu’s face with his hand and asked in a low voice, “Did you get sunburned?”
Tang Jinyu was very close to his brother, so he raised his head to show him, and said with a smile: “No, it’s just from being exposed to the sun. It will be fine in two days.”
Xia Ye frowned: “Have you seen the school doctor?”
The little guy shook his head honestly.
Xia Ye said, “I will show you later and buy some ointment.” He opened the box while talking. He wanted to take Tang Jinyu’s favorite crab noodle out, but he saw that he already had a crab bucket on hand. He was afraid that he would eat too much and his stomach would be cold, so he instead gave him the spare ribs, and said, “Try this.”
Tang Jinyu ate very happily.
When Chen Suling came, she brought him his favorite snack. The whole family felt that he hadn’t eaten a good meal in the past four days, so they ordered a lot of food to make him eat hard.
Xia Ye served him soup and whispered as he put it beside him: “Little fish has not given birth to a baby yet.”
Tang Jinyu was stunned before reacting. His brother called him this way before, and he almost didn’t remember the fish he raised, “It hasn’t been born yet?”
”Yeah, I went to the veterinarian and asked, saying that it is very likely to give birth in these two days, would you like to see it?
Tang Jinyu’s heart was hooked away, and after eating, he ran with Xia Ye with his schoolbag on his back.
Tang Hongjun wanted to drive him back, but his child didn’t let him, “Dad, you work so hard during the day, so go home early and rest!”
Tang Hongjun didn’t give up: “Then father will pick you up tomorrow…”
Tang Jinyu shook his head and said, “No, I’m going to see my uncle tomorrow. Uncle said that he will take me to see my new teacher for my piano lessons. It might take the whole day before I could go home in the evening.”
Tang Hongjun still wanted to pick him up, but Xia Ye said on the side: “Uncle, I will take Xiaoyu home tomorrow. You can wait at home. It would be too tiring for you to run back and forth.”
Tang Hongjun was not afraid of being tired at all, but was unable to prove it.
He was always depressed on the way back. Chen Suling was driving with him at high speed during the day. She rubbed her temples and rested for a while until she found that her husband hadn’t spoken all the way, and said with a smile: “What’s wrong, our engineer, why are you unhappy today?”
Tang Hongjun said dullly: “I think my son was taken away.”
Chen Suling asked strangely: “Who was snatched away? Aren’t they both there?”
Tang Hongjun just remembered that he was Xia Ye’s godfather, and he was his eldest son.
Being jealous with his eldest son for something, he was quite embarrassed to say it out loud, Tang Hongjun said vaguely: “I just feel that Xiaoyu has grown up and he doesn’t stick to us as much as he was when he was a child.” He only stuck to his brother.
Chen Suling also had a bit of emotion, and her eyes were gentle and said: “Yes, he was such a small child before, that I didn’t even dare to use half my strength to hold him in my arms. He grew up in a blink of an eye. Honjun, I never dare to think about …I would have never thought that my baby could make it to high school. He was much braver than us, and has survived for all these years.”
Tang Hongjun was silent for a moment, sighed, reached out and held his wife’s hand, supporting each other and giving each other strength.
Why wasn’t he?
The car went out of the tunnel, and the road ahead was bright. Tang Hongjun’s mood became more optimistic. He told his wife about the military training of their younger son. Tang Jinyu, who he picked up, and he heard a lot of interesting things.
Chen Suling also laughed when she heard about their singing and practice, “Xiaoyu is likable, and I can rest assured that he goes out to study, even though his height is still a little short…”
”Not short!” Tang Hongjun said immediately, “He is still young, and he will grow taller!”
Chen Suling nodded, “Yes, order some more milk and let him drink some in the morning and in the evening.”
”Yes, nutrition must keep up!”
While the elders in the family were talking about this, Tang Jinyu followed Xia Ye to the apartment.
Tang Jinyu went to live at his home when he was in high school. Teacher Xia often went out to perform, and the former school district room was vacant, and Xia Ye lived alone there. It didn’t make sense to live there, since most of the time, he has lived in a small apartment on the company side.
Tang Jinyu looked for Xiaoyu as soon as he came in, and Xia Ye said, “You go look at the refrigerator first.”
Tang Jinyu: “Huh?”
When he opened the refrigerator, he was ready for his brother to give him fish specimens, but the refrigerator was clean and tidy, except for two large boxes of strawberries on the bottom layer, and with a row of iced coke, the aluminum cans were all covered with small drops of water, which was cold and within reach.
Tang Jinyu: “!!!”
Happiness comes too suddenly, but it appears in rows, what should he do!
Xia Ye went over to hold the refrigerator door and looked at him, and said to him, “How is it, are you satisfied?”
Tang Jinyu looked up at him with bright eyes, pointing to the row of ice-cola in the refrigerator, “Brother, are all these all mine?”
Xia Ye nodded and said, “Yes, but you can only drink this much at a time.” He compared it, about two fingers wide.
Although he can’t drink it all at once, there was still a refrigerator full of ice-coke that left Tang Jinyu feeling overjoyed.
Xia Ye took a glass and poured him some ice coke. Tang Jinyu was still walking around the room, and saw his fish on the small table next to the sofa in the living room.
Xia Ye took good care of them and kept them in a small glass aquarium with some plants, stones, and a small clam shell. There was also an empty fish tank next to it. Tang Jinyu took it over and looked at it and asked, “Brother, why do you have this? Are you going to raise other small fish?”
Xia Ye brought a Coke over and waved, and the little guy came over. As soon as he was about to reach for the cup, he was avoided by Xia Ye. Xia Ye said, “You just touched the fish tank and didn’t wash your hands, I’ll hold it for you.”
Tang Jinyu leaned in and asked him to feed him. After taking a sip, he still asked, “Brother, what do you want to raise in that small fish tank?”
”Fish farming.” Xia Ye laughed, looking in a good mood, “I asked the people in the pet shop. Some fish will not take care of their babies when they are born, and may eat the small fish. So I prepared a small fish tank in advance to keep them separated for a few days, and then put them together when they are big enough.”
Xia Ye did his homework, and he even prepared a several-meter-long aquarium in his office and asked someone to decorate it. The water temperature and oxygen production were professionally done, so that only the small fishes were the only ones that could stay in there. As for why it was not put in the apartment, the reason was very simple. The fish tank was too big to be opened here.
He took these small fishes with him when he went to work, and kept a close eye when they tried to put them in that huge aquarium. But the fish was too small, and the fish less than ten centimeters in size were placed there. When they were swimming in the large aquarium, it was hard to see them unless he looked carefully.
After Xia Ye tried it, he decisively picked them all up and kept them in a small fish tank. If he couldn’t find a baby after giving birth, he wouldn’t know where to buy such a small fish to replace them.
Although he was using an ordinary small glass fish tank, he could at least hold it in his hand.
Tang Jinyu was afraid of scaring the little fishes, so he didn’t hold them in his hand. He just sat on the sofa and watched them while drinking ice coke. After the last cold taste in his mouth dissipated, he raised his head and smiled at Xia Ye: “Brother, I just took a closer look and I think that after a while it won’t be long until it gives birth to a baby, can I stay up tonight to accompany them more?”
Xia Ye nodded and said, “Ten thirty at the latest.”
It was half an hour later than usual, and Tang Jinyu felt that his brother was easy to talk to today. He drank ice coke and let him sleep late. When Xia Ye stretched out his hand to pinch his face, he couldn’t help but rubbed against his brother’s palm, and smiled wide so that the dimples were exposed.
His palm felt very soft. Xia Ye touched him and said: “I put an aquarium in the office, which can raise a lot of fish. After the little fish have babies, they will live in it.”
Tang Jinyu happily said, “Then I will go and watch when I finish school on the weekend!”
Xia Ye nodded and said, “Okay.”
When it comes to selfishness, he also has a little selfishness. He wants to occupy a little more of the little guy’s time and let him be by his side.
It was probably becaused Tang Jinyu kept talking about it that at around ten o’clock in the evening, that little fish really gave birth to a baby.
But it was different from what Tang Jinyu thought. It laid its eggs in the small mussel and quickly wandered away.
Tang Jinyu observed for a while, and then asked in a low voice, “Brother, this is the end of the birth?”
Xia Ye nodded when he saw a male fish approaching the mussel, so when he asked, it seemed so.
”Then when can I see the baby fishes?”
”It might take about ten days.”
”Does it take so long?”
Xia Ye looked up at the little guy’s silly look, couldn’t help but squeeze the tip of his nose, and smiled lightly: “Yes, it will grow up slowly.”
Tang Jinyu watched for a while. Although he couldn’t wait, he could only wait. He slept in Xia Ye’s bed at night, and even the whispered dreams were about the baby fishes.
Xia Ye slept on the side, and he did not go to his study, and he was able to endure the restlessness in his heart that he had felt before.
It was a pleasure similar to torture, and it took him a long time to slowly fall asleep.
But he could no longer suppress his instincts in his sleep. He dreamed of a boy with a fuzzy face but a familiar voice. He would raise his head to be fed. He would also lie on the corner of his desk next to him and read by himself, and when he was tired, he would lay there and fall asleep, with a relaxed posture, and he was very intimate with him.
It was a very strange feeling. Xia Ye has never felt such a sense of intimacy with anyone. He was not a family member or just a friend. It was a feeling that was closer than that, and more heart-warming.
They were not related by blood, but they seem to have the same blood in their bodies.
It was a bizarre dream.
In his dream, he saw the other party dragging a long fishtail, shut in a room separated by glass. The room filled with sea water looked faintly blue, and the boy was still wearing his white shirt and his body was faintly outlined. His shirt raised up and showed a little bit of his abdomen, and was looking at him anxiously. He was crying when he couldn’t touch him through the glass, and calling out to him, Xia Ye reached his hand.
”…What to do, I’m going to have a baby.”
Xia Ye pressed his forehead against the glass, and told him not to be afraid.
The person inside was probably in pain, and hit the glass with a little annoyance. After a loud sound came through, and the person’s forehead hurt even more, and this time his eyes flushed red, “Blame you!”
”Yes, blame me, will you hit me after you come out?”
The little guy was a little bit squeamish, but brave enough to give him a lot of baby fish in his dream, and each one was very cute.