Chapter 36: Let Me Protect You (IV)
Chapter 36: Let Me Protect You (IV)
Shang Ke and Feng Juan’s stature were comparably smaller compared to their peers, in addition to their eastern features, they couldn’t avoid being “bullied” by the other children when they joined the elementary school. However, although Shang Ke’s right leg was not too nimble, handling those fwe children was still easy enough. He used but a few days to subdue those brats that had nothing better to do but look for trouble, even the teacher wasn’t alarmed.
Fran Elementary education was very easy, there was quite a bit of free time which Shang Ke used to think about computer things.
The Ferrg couple (the foster family) heard they wanted to buy a computer and immediately prepared to take them to Computer City.
Shang Ke said, “Mr. Ferrg, I want to earn money and buy it myself.”
Mr. Ferrg asked with a smile, “How are you planning to earn money?”
“I saw a violin in the study yesterday.” Shang Ke used a gaze full of anticipation to look at him, “Mr. Fergg, can you let me borrow that violin? I want to do a performance in the park.”
“Oh?” Mr. Ferrg was a bit surprised now, “You can play the violin?”
Shang Ke shyly nodded his head.
“Alright, let me hear it. If you play well, then I will let you go.” Mr. Ferrg took out his violin in high spirits and handed it to Shang Ke.
Shang Ke tested the sound then stood perfectly straight and bowed to the Ferrg couple and Feng Juan. His noble-like manner made it felt like this was his personal musical performance, everyone watching felt very happy.
Shang Ke place the violin under his chin and the bow on the strings and started to play a fast-beat children song with much skill.
Amazement flashed through Mr. Ferrg’s eyes, he didn’t expect that this child could really play the violin, and he actually played very well. His violin wasn’t some kind of famous brand, but in this child’s hands, a touching and ample melody sounded from it.
After his performance was over, Mr. Ferrg agreed to his request without any hesitation. After that, he would take them to the park every afternoon until they earned enough money to buy a computer.
Feng Juan watched quietly by the side the entire time, his gaze heavy.
Shang Ke was always so dazzling, so multi-talented. Compare to him, he had no good points at all.
In the park, Shang Ke ended his last song amidst all the applause and turned his head back to see Feng Juan’s frustrated appearance.
He handed the violin and today’s earning to Mr. Ferrg and said, “Mr. Ferrg, I want to stay at the park a little longer with Ian today.”
Mr. Ferrg looked at Feng Juan and his eyes became somewhat understanding. He nodded, “Be careful, don’t come back too late.”
After Mr. Ferrg left, Shang Ke dragged Feng Juan to sit on a bench in the park in asked, “What’s wrong?”
“It’s nothing.” Feng Juan pursed his mouth, his expression lonely.
“Juan Juan.” Shang Ke looked at him, seriously saying, “We are brothers, family and should be frank with each other. If you aren’t happy, then I won’t be happy either.”
Feng Juan raised his head and met a pair a of bright eyes. On Shang Ke’s forehead were beads of sweat that glinted under the sunset and seem to contain some kind of vitality.
Feng Juan felt a bit ashamed of his own inferiority before the dazzling him.
“Ke Ke, am I not very useless?” Feng Juan’s voice was downcasted, “You were always the one to protect me, take care of me. Now, you can even earn money by yourself while I can only watch. I can’t do anything.”
“Juan Juan, do you also want to protect me, take care of me and earn money for me to spend?” Shang Ke asked smiling brightly.
Feng Juan nodded strongly, “Yes.”
“Then,” A flash of slyness flitted through Shang Ke’s eyes, “let’s make a deal.”
“I will teach you everything I know. When you surpass me, I will wait for you to raise of me.”
“Can I… surpass you?” A cautious expectation grew on Feng Juan’s face.
“Of course.” Shang Ke roughly rubbed his hair, “Our family’s Juan Juan is the smartest.”
The dullness in Feng Juan’s eyes gradually scattered and once again regained their luster. He faced Shang Ke, saying with the utmost seriousness, “Ke Ke, I will raise you in the future.”
Shang Ke smiled even bigger and left a quick and chaste kiss on his face, lively saying, “Alright, I will wait.”
Two months later, Shang Ke successfully assembled two computers, one tabletop and one laptop. Mr. Ferrg also gave them $200 allowance.
With a computer, Shang Ke could finally show more of his skill. He and Feng Juan’s life officially started to speed up.
Jogging in the morning, library after class, learning computer and working on school work in the evening, then practicing martial arts on the weekends.
Shang Ke taught him everything to the best of his ability, in Feng Juan’s heart, he was not just his brother, he was even more so his teacher.
The two went everywhere together, completely inseparable, their life rich and beautiful. Unconsciously, five years have passed and the two entered the same middle school. But Feng Juan entered it with the achievement as number one while Shang Ke barely scraped through.
Feng Juan was very resentful for that, “What happened to passing with high marks together?”
Shang Ke shrugged his shoulders and helplessly said, “Sorry, I was up all night before that and so I wasn’t too awake when we took the exam and almost fell asleep. I didn’t even finish half of it.”
Feng Juan coldly stared at him, “You better not let me find out it was on purpose.”
Shang Ke innocently smiled. The features of the thirteen year old him were gradually smoothing out like a polished stone. He started to stand out more and more, the eyes on his body gradually increased.
Feng Juan was one of those eyes, his eyes only had Shang Ke and his eyes only stopped for Shang Ke.
Shang Ke had not seen geniuses before and was now convinced. The reason why he was able to become so skillful was because of the system’s assistance and time. Meanwhile, Feng Juan completely relied on his talent and hardwork.
His height was already taller than Shang Ke while his computer skills was just a fine line behind. The only place Shang Ke was stronger than him was probably the experience of the “future”.
“Oh right, Mr. Ferrg organized a room for you, let’s go take a look.”
Feng Juan let Shang Ke drag him along and indifferently said, “No need, I already decided to turn that bedroom into a library.”
“Hm?” Shang Ke stopped and puzzledly looked at him, “Library?”
“We have more and more books and Mr. Ferrg’s study is too small so it can’t hold them all. Therefore, I suggested to him to change that room into a library.”
“Hm.” Feng Juan nodded without even changing his face. Even if he didn’t agree yet, he will make him agree.
“But don’t you think it’s a bit too tight for the two of us to sleep on that bed?” The main problem was that it was like Feng Juan was shot with hormones and grew quickly at twelve years old. Shang Ke had no choice but to raise his head up at him while his heart was a bit disgruntled at the inequality.
“Let’s go.” Feng Juan pulled Shang Ke’s hand and walked out.
“To buy a bed.”
That day, Feng Juan had really taken Shang Ke to the shopping center and bought a large bed. The bedroom that wasn’t very big in the first place had almost half of its space taken up by this bed.
The Ferrg couple was a bit surprised and humored at the sight, but they were also a bit sullen. The two boys of their family, weren’t they a bit too intimate? Don’t tell them they were planning to sleep together for a lifetime?
At night, Shang Ke rolled on the bed twice then spread out on it, his face full of pleasure.
Feng Juan catch sight of his satisfied appearance and a smile flitted through his eyes. He then turned his attention to the computer, his fingers flying across the keyboard as he quietly hacked into the Cruise Middle School server. He then found their student number and noticed that they were put into separate classes as expected.
Cruise Middle School’s classes weren’t completely made according to grades, but the higher the grades, the probability they would be place into the elite classes were higher. The others were more random.
Feng Juan quickly switched Shang Ke’s student number with another student in class A that has a more regular grade then cleared his traces and withdrew from the server.
After he did that, Feng Juan raised his head to look at Shang Ke and discovered that the other had already fallen asleep. In his hands was also an incomparably ugly teddy bear. This bear was actually bought by him two years ago with the money he earned for the very first time. Although it looked very stupid nowadays, Shang Ke still liked to hug it as his most favorite.
Feng Juan shut down his computer and walked to the bed, then picked up Shang Ke and moved him in a little more. Then he lied by his and closed his eyes at ease.
After summer vacation went by, Shang Ke and Feng Juan reported together at Cruise Middle School.
The two’s appearances stood out and they were also of the rare eastern type. As they walked on campus, they immediately attracted many peoples attention.
UK were rather open on the subject of love, twelve to thirteen years olds was the timeframe when love starts to sprout. The black hair and eyed Shang Ke and Feng Juan stood out like cranes in a flock of chicken among all the blond hair or brown hair youths. From the day they entered school, the two of them were included on many boys and girls list to conquer.
Feng Juan entered Cruises with the achievement as number one and was this year’s representative. He had became a popularity prince the moment he entered school, and Shang Ke who was with him also became somewhat popular. But compared to the elegant and gentle Shang Ke, the tall, cool and handsome Feng Juan was clearly more popular.
After they entered middle school, Shang Ke’s grades remained at a level where it was neither high or low. Other the other hand, Feng Juan’s skyrocketed and was the most outstanding one.
Ding dong, a text message notification came from his phone.
Shang Ke clicked it out, it was a party invitation. Students would frequently start parties and invite their friends over to their house as guests. He and Feng Juan had received more than ten over the past half year.
He raised his head to look at Feng Juan, and as expected, he also got one. The two of them faced each other then Feng Juan asked, “Are you going?”
At school, social contact was very important. If they frequently declined other peoples invitation, then they would be left out of the social circle and become the weird ones that do not conform to groups in other people’s eyes.
“Let’s go.” Shang Ke put up his phone. “We refused it once before, if we refuse it again it would be a bit awkward.”
Feng Juan nodded his head and didn’t say anything.
The one that invited them this time was a girl called “Daisy”. She has a villa and frequently had all sorts of theme parties and was a popularity queen on campus. Her style and Feng Juan’s were completely different.
The two of them came on time to the villa and was passionately welcomed by Daisy. When the two of them entered the living room, whistles and cheers immediately erupted.
Shang Ke glanced around, there were around thirty people in the room and most of them had well kept appearances. Their attires were bold and unrestrained. Among them were also some that were clearly not from their school and were around twenty years old.
Shang ke and Feng Juan were pulled into the crowd while drinks were also placed in their hands.
Shang Ke smelled it, it was actually wine?
At this moment, Feng Juan took the cup away from his hand and pushed aside the girls that were coming on his wordlessly, his eyes a bit hesitant.
“Ian, Bruno, are you two men?” Daisy teased, “Why don’t you two even dare to drink a cup of wine?”
The surrounding people all agreed.
Feng Juan replied, “Minors cannot drink.”
“Haha.” Everyone roared with laughter.
Daisy held a cup of wine in front of Feng Juan, “Whether your a minor or not isn’t important here, what’s important is to have fun.”
“That’s right!” The other people raised their cups in agreement.
Shang Ke mentally thought to himself that children of this age all liked to act unconventional. Although they were a bit willful, they probably wouldn’t cause much trouble. So he smiled and replied, “Alright, I’ll take one.” he then place the cup to his mouth.
Feng Juan also symbolically drank a bit.
Daisy smiled with satisfaction when she saw that and did not bother them anymore, she left to place with other people.
The music started up and someone picked up the microphone and started to sing, the atmosphere surged up.
Shang Ke listen to the clamor of sounds and suddenly felt a bit regretful for coming to this party. He turned to look at Feng Juan and saw his serious face that was stiff like a statue. He was completely incompatible with the party’s atmosphere.
Shang Ke couldn’t help but laugh a bit, looks like this guy also wasn’t used to this kind of noisy and crazy scene.
“I’ll go to the bathroom for a moment.” Feng Juan leaned over to say quietly. “Let’s leave after I come back.”
Shang Ke nodded and said nothing. He had thought it was a normal children party, but he didn’t expect this adult nature party. He wonder if Daisy’s family knew about this and thought that he should probably give them a call so that this group of children don’t overdo it.
While he was in his thoughts, he suddenly felt someone sit by him with a hand on his waist.
At first, Shang Ke thought it was Feng Juan and did not care. But when he turned his head over, it was an unfamiliar youth of about eighteen to nineteen years old. His appearance was still pretty attractive, it was just his eyes that were rather dark.
He leaned close to Shang Ke’s ear and softly asked, “Your name is Bruno right?”
Shang Ke somewhat pulled away and replied, “Yes.”
“I noticed you for a long time.” the youth slowly moved the hand that was on his waist to his nape and ambiguously asked, “Got a girlfriend?”
“No.” Shang Ke pushed away his hand.
The youth did not mind and continued to ask, “Boyfriend?”
Shang Ke stared at him, “You’re gay?”
The youth smiled full of interest, “Looks like you aren’t as innocent as I imagined. That’s great, how about trying with me once? I guarantee you will feel pleasurable.”
“Not interested.” Raising this kind of request to a minor, he was simply a beast! Shang Ke gripped his hands in fists, ready to give this guy a fist at any moment. At the same time, he was wondering why Feng Juan hadn’t come back yet.
Feng Juan at the moment had just left the bathroom when he suddenly heard a strange moan when he walked out to the corridor. He followed the sound and saw with astonishment two boys together. They kissed and touched each other as if there was no one around, one of them had their pants pulled down while the other one had his legs hung on the other’s waist, their bodies were moving up and down.
Feng Juan’s face turned bright red. To suddenly se such a passionate scene, he who had never gotten into contact with these kinds of things it was a huge attack. Although he matured early, in regards to emotions and physical relationships, he was still very ignorant of it. When girls tried to be friendly with him, he was always aloof.
Now that he saw two boys being so intimate with one another, his chest suddenly has a strange feeling.
Feng Juan retreated to a corner and leaned his head against the wall. He held his violently jumping heart as confusion and unease flashed through his eyes…