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Warm Waters: Chapter 7 – Part 3

That night, Ji Yan once again couldn’t sleep.

The next day he took a day off from work.


With dark circles under his eyes, he went to see the progress of the new house. The designer in charge had bought and installed the decoration materials.

As he was approaching the building, he saw a very familiar person sitting by the door.

Ji Yan hadn’t had time to respond to what was going on when he was suddenly embraced by that man.

Ji Yan froze in an instant.

“Brother Yan, don’t you be with him, okay, just be with me?” The person holding him begged.

Ji Yan never knew that Lu Yichen could cry this much.

The designer on the side paused for a moment and then walked away to give them some privacy.

“How did you find me?” Ji Yan tried to push away Lu Yichen.

Lu Yichen just hugged even tighter: “Forgive me, please? I… I bought the shoes.”

Ji Yan noticed that Lu Yichen was holding a bag in his hand, and the bag was a little dirty.

“This time, they are real, I have been working to buy it for you” Lu Yichen choked and wiped his tears on Ji Yan’s shoulders.


“How did you come here?”

” I took the train, a day and a half ago. I wanted to call you but my phone ran out of battery.”

As if remembering something, Lu Yichen’s arms tightened even more around Ji Yan and he told him in a softer voice: “After getting out of the train, I found a phone booth and tried to call you but you didn’t answer your phone…”

Ji Yan felt a sudden headache.

Silly boy, of course the call wouldn’t go through. I have thrown out my mobile phone card.

“How did you find me then?” Ji Yan asked softly.

“I asked your cousin about your address…”

Ji Yan frowned.

“He’s not so kind as to help you freely. Did you give him money?”

Lu Yichen nodded.

“How much?”

“One thousand…” Lu Yichen’s voice was lower.


In the end, Ji Yan was soft-hearted, so he didn’t blame him and just sighed: “Okay, help me put the shoes on.”

Lu Yichen froze for a moment but quickly squatted down to take out the new shoes.

He slowly took off the white and gray canvas shoes on Ji Yan’s feet and put the new shoes on the men’s feet, and tied them with a beautiful knot.

“Does is it fit you, Brother Yan?” Lu Yichen asked expectantly.

Ji Yan didn’t answer and instead asked him: “Do you know what you did wrong?”

Lu Yichen lowered his eyes and nodded cleverly: “I know.”

“Tell me then.”

” I should not have bought those fake shoes for you and should not have lied to you about it.”

“What else?


” I won’t contact Xia Jinian anymore, Brother Yan, rest assured, I love you, I really love you, I only love you.”

Ji Yan rubbed Lu Yichen’s head.

This was not how he had imagined Lu Yichen would tell him “I love you” for the first time.

“How much money do you have on you right now?” Ji Yan thought and asked.

“Less than one hundred…” Said Lu Yichen and took all his money from his pocket to show him.

“Please, take me to eat hot pot.”

Lu Yichen looked at the money in his hand; feeling embarrassed, but didn’t refuse.

The young man had only this much of change left after traveling all the way there and was afraid that the money would not be enough for them to eat out.

If you ask Lu Yichen what he wants to do with his money in the future? He will definitely answer: to spoil Ji Yan.


In the past three years, he knew that Ji Yan had compromised too much for his sake and also suffered a lot of grievances because of him.

Even if Ji Yan was not up for their bedroom activities, once Lu Yichen asked him, he would never refuse him.

Lu Yichen wanted to take care of this person, to give him money to spend every day, he wanted to keep him for life.

In the hot pot restaurant, Ji Yan ordered a meal worth three hundred in one breath, without thinking about whether he could finish it or not.

Lu Yichen sat across from him and watched him eat, without moving his chopsticks.

“Why aren’t you eating?”

“Brother Yan, you eat first. I’ll go to the bathroom.”

Ji Yan saw Lu Yichen take the phone away, thought about it and decided to secretly follow him.

In the bathroom, Lu Yichen was talking to someone on the phone: “Zhou Ke, do you have five hundred, please lend it to me, I… I will return it to you next week.”

In fact, Ji Yan had deliberately asked Lu Yichen to invite himself to eat hot pot.

He wanted to see how he was going to invite him with that much money left on him. Would he finally accept his help?

However, when he heard Lu Yichen calling to borrow money from others, Ji Yan felt distressed.


The always proud Lu Yichen had lowered his head, Ji Yan didn’t like this. His puppy should not be like this.

Ji Yan sighed, let’s just forgive him.

” You can’t? Then… that’s fine, it’s all right” Lu Yichen scratched his head and walked out of the bathroom lost.

Ji Yan returned first to their table. He kept eating his hot pot leisurely, and from time to time, he peeked at Lu Yichen who kept a strong smile on his face.

After he had finished his meal, Ji Yan called the waiter to pay for the meal.

“A total of three hundred and fifty dollars. Who is paying?”

Ji Yan raised his eyebrows and looked at Lu Yichen.

The latter lowered his eyes, blushed a bit and said: “Well, can I clean the dishes here to pay for the meal?”

Ji Yan laughed a bit at this but his heart was a little sour.


He took out his credit card and handed it to the waiter; he then looked at Lu Yichen and said: “Forget it, just borrow it from me and remember to have the money to pay me back later.”

“Sorry, Brother Yan… I was supposed to invite you” Lu Yichen softly hold Ji Yan’s hand and asked: “Will you…forgive me?”

Ji Yan discovered for the first time that Lu Yichen’s low EQ is not always a bad thing. His awkwardness, cluelessness, and cautiousness could also be a little cute.

“Well, I forgive you” Ji Yan smiled, but then showed a fierce look and hit the back of Lu Yichen’s head and said:” But let me tell you, there better not be a next time!”

Lu Yichen just cried again.

Hugging Ji Yan, he just kept on crying.

Ji Yan didn’t know whether to laugh or cry!


He hadn’t seen him for half a month.

How could he have become such a crying ghost?

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5 thoughts on “Warm Waters: Chapter 7 – Part 3

  1. Aww… It’s great that they start to work things out but I feel bad for the friend. I think they may still remain friends but draw a line. Also in the first place, why did LY bought the friend the pair of shoes? Lols.


    1. Yes, I agree with you. I also wanted to know what made him buy those shoes for Xia Jinian! all I could deduce is that he may have still felt something for him then and only when he was faced with the fact that Ji Yan was really going to leave did he finally realise who he really wanted to be with! But that’s just me! the author did not really gave us a clear answer about this! but what I can tell you is the low EQ boyfriend is going to have to up his game so let’s wait and enjoy the show 🙂 😉


  2. Aiya… Ji Yan gave in too easily. He had to suffer three years… this boy only suffered for two weeks! How can that be the same? Oh well, if Ji Yan is happy then it’s fine, I guess.

    Thanks for the chapter!

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