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Chapter 261: This Life—The Beginning (II)


TL: Resonance

    趁着复健这几天, 尚可向戚辰打听了不少有关尉勋的事情,结果让他有些懵逼。

When Shang Ke was rehabilitating, he took the chance to ask Qi Chen a lot of things about Wei Xun, and the results made him a little dumbfounded.

    尉勋的爷爷是现任军委主席, 父亲是J省军区司令员,母亲是文化部副部长, 弟弟是国家科技研究院院士,妹妹是国际知名的驻外记者, 其他亲戚个个权贵显达,堪称首都第一名门。

Wei Xun’s grandfather is the current Chairman of Military Commision, his father is Commander of the Military Region of J Province, his mother is the Deputy Minister of Culture, his younger brother is an academician of the National Academy of Science and Technology, his younger sister is a internationally renowned journalist stationed abroad, and his other relatives were all powerful figures as well and could be considered the number one bloodline in the capital.

    而尉勋本人, 原本是某特种部队的教官,后来因为一场意外而提前退伍,拒绝了家人的安排,自己召集一群退伍老兵创办公司,毅然走上了开挂捞金的土豪路线。如此扎眼的家世背景, 如果只做朋友,那就是一条比大象腰还要粗的金大腿;但如果做恋人,那就是一场国家级毁灭性大灾难。

Wei Xun himself was originally a special force instructor, but retired early because of an accident. He rejected his family arrangement, gathered a group of veterans to start a company, and resolutely embarked on the route of a cheat like tycoon. He had such a dazzling family background. If they were to be friends, he would be a golden thigh thicker than an elephant’s waist; but if they were to be lovers, it would be a national level devastating catastrophe.

    要知道他所在的国家, 还没有承认同性婚姻, 大多数同志最终都在世俗的压力下选择了结婚生子。普通人家尚且如此,更别说是拥有军政背景的尉家了。

In the country he was in country, same-sex marriage was still not recognised. Most gay people eventually choose to marry and have children under the pressure of the world. This was already the case with ordinary people, let alone the Wei family with military and political background.

    尚可的诱拐计划,因为尉勋的身份而胎死腹中。他可以不在乎,但不能枉顾尉勋的名声和处境,况且他如今只是一个寄人篱下的普通人,没有直面尉家的实力。也罢,那就先做兄弟吧。尚可早就过了爱得天崩地裂、粉身碎骨、与世界为敌的热血阶段了,能够像兄弟一样和谐友爱也挺好的。至少在找到一个相对稳妥的出柜姿势前,暂时先保持纯洁的男男关系。当然,如果某人被逼着结婚的话,那就别怪他辣手摧花了。

Shang Ke’s abduction plan was aborted because of Wei Xun’s identity. He can choose not to care for his side, but can not disregard Wei Xun’s reputation and situation. In addition, he is now just an ordinary man living under someone’s support and had no strength to face the Wei family. So be it, let’s be brothers first then. Shang Ke has long passed the hot-blooded stage of love where he would love even if the world collapses, his body is destroyed or he becomes enemies with the world. Being like brothers and having a harmonious friendship seems pretty good too. Before he found a relatively safe position to come out of the closet at the very least, he would maintain a pure male-male relationship for the time being. Of course, if someone is forced to get married, then don’t blame him for going destructive.

    说起来,尉勋貌似也不年轻了,32还是35?

Speaking of which, Wei Xun doesn’t seem to look young anymore. Was he 32 or 35?

    一边复健,一边思考未来,不知不觉就到了出院的日子。

He did his rehabilitation while thinking about the future, and before he knew it, it was time to leave the hospital.

    尚可恢复得很好,除了不能赛跑、蹦极、耍特技之外,看起来就和营养过剩的花样少年一样阳光健康。

Shang Ke recovered very well. Other than not being able to race, bungee jump or do stunts, he looked sunny and healthy like a flower boy who had too much nutrition.

    戚辰接他出院时,顺便去了一趟超市,买了许多食材和配料。尚可原来就会做饭,获得系统技能加成后,更是精湛娴熟,花样百出。

When Qi Chen picked him up from the hospital, he also took a trip to the supermarket and bought many ingredients. Shang Ke could originally cook, and after getting the system’s skill upgrade, his cooking became more exquisite and skillful and had a variety of patterns.

    尚可现在的房子是戚辰重新帮他租的,二室一厅,90平米,位于闹市区,四通八达,地理位置很不错。原本戚辰是想把尚可接回家的,不过他家距离市区太远,对于准备在市区找工作又没有代步工具的尚可而言不太方便。

Shang Ke’s current house is newly rented by Qi Chen for him. It has two rooms and one living room, and is 90 square meters. It’s located in the downtown area with convenient transportation. The location is very good. Originally, Qi Chen wanted to take Shang Ke home, but his home is too far from the city. It wasn’t convenient for Shang Ke who was ready to find work in the city and had no means of transportation.

    戚辰也经常不回家,尚可在市区租了房子,正好方便他住。以他和尚可的关系,除了女人和内裤,其他东西几乎都是可以共享的。

Qi Chen often does not go home as well. With Shang Ke renting a house in the city, it is just convenient for him to live. With his relationship with Shang Ke, almost everything else can be shared except for women and underwear.

    事实上,如果尚可不介意,戚辰觉得女人其实也是可以共享的……(尚可:渣得没边了!)

In fact, if Shang Ke doesn’t mind, Qi Chen felt that women can actually also be shared… (Shang Ke: He’s so scum it’s unsavable!)

    “唔,好吃到爆!”戚辰从盘子里叼走了糖醋排骨,一脸幸福得不行的满足样。

“Wow, it’s so delicious!” Qi Chen took the sweet and sour pork from the plate, with a satisfied face that was so full of happiness.

    “别偷吃,待会还有客人要来。”尚可拍开他的狗爪,佯怒地斜了他一眼。

“Don’t steal food, there’s still a guest coming later.” Shang Ke slapped his dog paw away and looked at him with feigned anger.

    “可可。”戚辰凑过来,抱住他的腰,用迷死人的嗓音在他耳边低声道,“你真漂亮。”

“Keke.” Qi Chen came over, hugged his waist, and whispered in his ear with a bewitching voice, “You’re so beautiful.”

    “滚!”尚可毫不留情地把他踢开,“别把你泡女人那一招用在我身上。”

“Get lost!” Shang Ke kicked him away unceremoniously, “Don’t use the same trick you use to pick up women on me.”

    不得不说,戚辰还真有招蜂引蝶的本钱。长相帅气,出手大方,温柔而不失霸气,能够不着痕迹地展现自己的魅力。如果去做牛郎,绝对是业界一枝花,情场大赢家。

One has to say that Qi Chen really has the ability to attract bees and butterflies. He looked handsome, and was generous, gentle but not overbearing. He was able to show his charm without traces. If he went to be a cowboy, he would definitely be a flower in the industry and a big winner in love.

    “我说的是事实啊。”戚辰一副“你为什么要冤枉我”的委屈样。

“I’m telling the truth.” Qi Chen had a “why do you want to wrong me” aggrieved look.

    尚可没理他,继续忙碌。

Shang Ke ignored him and continued doing his things.

    戚辰笑着注视着他的背影,正想再调戏几句,门外突然传来一阵有节奏的敲门声。

Qi Chen smiled while watching his back and was about to tease him some more when a rhythmic knocking sound suddenly came from outside the door.

    “谁啊?”戚辰走到门边透过猫眼往外一看,赫然看到一张天生就长得像全民公敌的脸,“可可,你请的客人居然是他?”

“Who is it?” Qi Chen went to the door and looked out through the doorhole and saw a face that naturally looked like the public enemy of all people, “Keke, the guest you invited was actually him?”

    更离奇的是,他居然会答应邀请!尉勋是什么人物?穿着黄金甲、举着钻石招牌在街上游行都没有人敢跪舔的可怕存在好吗!

What’s even more bizarre is that he would actually agree to the invitation! What kind of person is Wei Xun? He was a terrible existence which no one dared to kneel down and lick even if he wore gold armor, held a diamond signboard and paraded down the street, okay!

    “尉勋来了吗?开门啊。”尚可从厨房探出头,催促道。

“Is Wei Xun here? Open the door.” Shang Ke poked his head out of the kitchen and urged.

    戚辰不情不愿地将门打开:“勋爷大驾光临,真是蓬荜生辉啊。”

Qi Chen reluctantly opened the door: “Welcome Master Xun, it’s really a great honor.”

    尉勋盯着他看了一会,说道:“戚辰?我记得你。”准确的说,是记得他的声音和他身上如同生化武器一般的香水味。

Wei Xun stared at him for a moment and said, “Qi Chen? I remember you.” To be precise, he remembered his voice and the perfume that smelled like a biological weapon on him.

    “那还真是荣幸。”戚辰一手搭在门框上,似乎完全没有放人进来的意思。

“That’s really an honor.” Qi Chen rested one hand on the door frame and seemed to have absolutely no intention of letting anyone in.

    尉勋也不在意,直挺挺地站在门口,面无表情地望着他。

Wei Xun didn’t care either. He stood straight outside the door and looked at him expressionlessly.

    “你挡在门口干什么?”尚可不知何时走到戚辰身后,将他拉到一边,招呼尉勋进屋。

“What are you doing blocking the doorway?” Shang Ke walked behind Qi Chen at some point and pulled him aside, greeting Wei Xun as he entered the room.

    戚辰撇撇嘴,对着尉勋的背影偷偷竖了竖中指,没敢让尚可看到。

Qi Chen pouted and secretly pointed a middle finger to Wei Xun’s back, not daring to let Shang Ke see it.

    为免给尉勋造成困扰,尚可今天没有邀请其他亲友,唯独戚辰这个赖皮的家伙是例外。

In order not to cause trouble for Wei Xun, Shang Ke did not invite other friends and relatives today, with the exception of Qi Chen the shameless guy.

    “礼物。”尉勋将手上的礼盒递给尚可。

“A gift.” Wei Xun handed the gift box in his hand to Shang Ke.

    “谢谢。”尚可愉快地接过,“时间刚刚好,准备开饭吧。”

“Thank you.” Shang Ke happily received it, “The time is just right, get ready for dinner.”

    尚可将他引到餐桌旁:“随便做了几道小菜,不知道合不合你的口味?”

Shang Ke guided him to the table, “I made a few small dishes, I don’t know if they are to your liking?”

    “我不挑食。”尉勋看着一桌丰盛的菜肴,眉头微微舒展。

“I’m not a picky eater.” Wei Xun looked at the sumptuous dishes on the table, his eyebrows slightly relaxed.

    吃饭时,尚可悄悄留意了一下尉勋的喜好,然后记在心里,以便下次投喂。

While eating, Shang Ke quietly took note of Wei Xun’s preferences and then noted them in his heart for the next feeding.

    “可可,最后一块可乐鸡翅了,给我,给我。”戚辰眼疾手快地从尚可筷子上劫走了那块金灿灿的可乐鸡翅。

“Keke, it’s the last piece of cola chicken wings. Give it to me, give it to me.” Qi Chen was quick to rob the golden cola chicken wings from Shang Ke’s chopsticks.

    尚可无语地看着他:“一块鸡翅而已,要不要用抢的?”

Shang Ke looked at him speechlessly, “It’s just a piece of chicken wing, did you have to snatch it?”

    “谁叫你做得太好吃了!”戚辰吃得停不下来,“以前真没发现你的厨艺这么厉害,早知道我就每天回来吃饭了。”

“Who told you to make it so delicious!” Qi Chen couldn’t stop eating, “I didn’t realise that your cooking skills were so good before. If I had known I would have come back for dinner every day.”

    尚可拿他没办法,明知这家伙的劣根性,但实在讨厌不起来,要不然他那些女人也不会宁愿跑来找他这个无辜路人撒气,也不愿意报复这个花心大萝卜了。

Shang Ke couldn’t do anything about him. He clearly knew the bad nature of this guy, but he really couldn’t hate him. Otherwise, those women of his wouldn’t have come to him, an innocent passerby, to vent their anger rather than taking revenge on this philandering person himself.

    尉勋在旁边默默注视两人的亲密互动,心中莫名不快,原本的好胃口也受到了影响,勉勉强强只吃了四碗。

Wei Xun sat by their side silently watching the intimate interaction between the two and his heart felt inexplicably unhappy. His originally good appetite was also affected and he barely ate only four bowls.

    吃过饭后,尉勋并没有逗留多久,喝了一杯茶便告辞离开了。

After eating, Wei Xun didn’t stay too long and left after drinking a cup of tea.

    尚可前期的目标是和他做纯纯的兄弟,所以也没有过分表现,礼貌地送他出门,顺便塞了一盒新鲜出炉的独门秘制的小点心。

Shang Ke’s current goal was to be pure brothers with him, so he didn’t overdo it and politely saw him out, slipping in a box of freshly baked unique snacks along the way.

    “我的点心呢?”戚辰在厨房四下翻找。

“Where are my snacks?” Qi Chen rummaged around in the kitchen.

    “不是在茶几上吗?”尚可正在洗碗,头也没回地说道。

“Isn’t it on the coffee table?” Shang Ke was washing the dishes and said without looking back.

    “茶几上?”戚辰不可思议地叫道,“你说的难道是那颗小得跟米粒一样的巧克力?这就是你给我准备的点心?”

“On the coffee table?” Qi Chen exclaimed incredulously, “Are you talking about the chocolate that is as small as rice? This is the snack you prepared for me?”

    “爱吃不吃。”居然说他做的巧克力小得跟米粒一样,还能更夸张一点吗?

“Take it or leave it.” How dare he say that the chocolate he made was as small as rice, could it be any more exaggerated?

    “可可,做人不能这么偏心,你送给外人那么一大盒,却只留给你的好兄弟这么一小颗。”戚辰捏着那颗巧克力,颤抖地说,“我、很、受、伤!”

“Keke, you can’t be so biased. You give such a big box to outsiders, but only leave your good brother with such a small one.” Qi Chen pinched that chocolate and said tremblingly, “I, feel, so, hurt!”

    说完,泄愤般地将那颗巧克力扔进嘴里。唔,好吃!

After saying that, he threw the chocolate into his mouth as if to vent his anger. Ugh, it’s delicious!

    “去换衣服,明天回家看望你爸妈。你也很久没回去了吧?待会一起出去给他们买礼物。”尚可对于资助他的戚父戚母一直心存感激,比起戚辰这个浪荡的不孝子,尚可反而更像他们的儿子。

“Go change your clothes. We are going back tomorrow to visit your parents. You haven’t gone back for a long time already right? We’ll go out and buy them a present later.” Shang Ke had always been grateful to the Qi parents who supported him, and was more like a son to them than Qi Chen the unfilial son who loafs around.

    “哦。”戚辰什么人的话都懒得听,唯独对尚可言听计从。当即不再闹腾,乖乖回屋换衣服去了。

“Oh.” Qi Chen did not bother to listen to anyone, but would listen only to Shang Ke’s words. He immediately stopped making a fuss and obediently went back to the room to change his clothes.

    “勋爷,您是回酒店还是回本家?”保镖问道。

“Master Xun, are you going back to the hotel or home?” The bodyguard asked.

    “酒店。”尉勋将手放在仍然留有余温的点心盒上,目光晦暗难明。

“The hotel.” Wei Xun placed his hand on the box of snacks that was still warm, his gaze was obscure and hard to understand.

    过了好半晌,他突然开口道:“你们之前不是调查过尚可的身份吗?回去把那些资料发给我。”

After a long time, he suddenly spoke, “Didn’t you guys investigate Shang Ke’s identity before? Send me that information later.”

    “好的。”

“Okay.”

    之前因为没想过深入交往,所以尉勋并没有关注调查结果,不过现在不同,他对尚可很感兴趣。不仅因为他是自己唯一能够记住面孔的人,还因为他让自己感到很舒服。明明并不算熟识,相处起来却没有丝毫违和感。

Previously, because he hadn’t thought about a deeper relationship, so Wei Xun didn’t pay attention to the results of the investigation. But now, it was different. He was very interested in Shang Ke. Not only because he was the only person whose face he could remember, but also because he made himself feel comfortable. It is clear that they do not know each other very well, but he did not feel the slightest bit at odds when he was with Shang Ke.

    对比之下,那个叫“戚辰”的男人,表面看起来毫无异状,但他能够感觉到他的肌肉是绷紧的,眼神也带着敌意和防备。

In contrast, the man named “Qi Chen” appeared to have nothing unusual about him, but he could feel that his muscles were tense and his eyes were hostile and defensive.

    尉勋所接触的大部分人,不是惧于他的身份,对他极尽谦卑,便是像戚辰那般如临大敌,就连他的父母也对他小心翼翼,拘谨疏离。

Most of the people that Wei Xun had come into contact with were either afraid of his status and treated him with the utmost humility, or were hostile like Qi Chen as if they met their greatest enemy. Even his parents were cautious and detached from him.

    今天这顿饭,大概是他吃得最轻松的一次。如果没有某个多余的人在,估计会更舒心。

Today’s meal is probably the most relaxed one he has ever had. If there wasn’t some extra person around, it would probably be more comfortable.

    尉勋望着车窗外,决定过几天约尚可出来单独吃一顿。

Wei Xun looked out the car window and decided to ask Shang Ke out for a meal with just the two of them in a few days.

    他所谓的“几天”,其实就是第二天,然而很不巧,他打电话过去时,邀约对象已经和戚辰回戚家去了。

The so-called “few days” was in fact the next day. But unfortunately, when he called, the person he was inviting had already gone back to Qi Chen’s house with Qi Chen.

    尉勋已经从调查资料中得知尚可和戚辰的关系,青梅竹马,两小无猜,恩同再造,亲如一家。

Wei Xun had already learned from the investigation information about the relationship between Shang Ke and Qi Chen. They were childhood friends and played with each other since young. They helped each other a lot and were close like a family.

    这种密不可分的关系让尉勋有种想要搞破坏的冲动。

This inseparable relationship makes Wei Xun have the urge to sabotage.

    尉勋冷着脸,目不斜视地穿过酒店大厅。走到电梯口时,身后的保镖才小声提醒:“勋爷,朱少元委员长就在大厅中,您要不要去打声招呼?”

Wei Xun’s face was cold as he walked through the lobby of the hotel while looking straight forward. Only when he reached the elevator did the bodyguard behind him whisper a reminder, “Master Xun, Chairman Zhu Shaoyuan is in the lobby, do you want to go say hello?”

    难道刚才碰见的那个胖子就是朱少元?他今天穿着一身惨白的休闲装,还真没认出来。

Could it be that the fat man that he ran into just now was Zhu Shaoyuan? He was wearing a pale white casual outfit today, so he really didn’t recognize him.

    委员长的身份到底还是有些份量的,即便是尉勋,也没有傲慢到可以无视的地步。

The chairman’s identity still carries some weight. Even if it is Wei Xun, he is not so arrogant to the point that he can ignore him.

    不过刚才确实已经“无视”了一把,再掉头回去就显得有些可笑了。

But he really did “ignore” him just now, and turning back around was a bit ridiculous.

    尉勋想了想,吩咐道:“待会送一瓶红酒和一支金百合到他的房间。”

After thinking about it, Wei Xun ordered, “Send a bottle of red wine and a golden lily to his room later.”

    “明白。”保镖会意。红酒倒也寻常,金百合却并非真的百合,而是女人,昂贵而极品的女人。

“Understood.” The bodyguard understood his meaning. The red wine was usual, but the golden lily was not a real lily, but a woman, an expensive and superb woman.

    尉勋的出身注定了他即使不在官场,也要遵循某些规则,并且尽可能将它玩弄于指掌。

The origin of Wei Xun predestined him to follow certain rules even if he was not in the official world, and to play it as much as possible at the palm of his hand.

    站在电梯中,尉勋盯着金属墙壁上映出的影子,眼神清冷而淡漠。

Standing in the elevator, Wei Xun stared at the shadow reflected on the metal wall, his eyes cold and indifferent.


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6 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 261: This Life—The Beginning (II)

  1. GhostBear says:

    ….ML truly is overbearing; what sabotage?! This is Keke’s dear friend!!!😤
    Thanks for the chapter~♡♡♡

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  2. ZYX says:

    Thanks for working so hard and translating everything! One minor correction: “In the country he was in country, same-sex marriage was still recognised.” – based on the CN it looks like this is actually meant to be “In the country he was in, same-sex marriage was still not recognized.” (Also FYI – niu2 lang2/cow boy is slang for a male prostitute; not sure if you knew or not, but I thought it might help provide some context lol)

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    • Worsening says:

      Enchanting your like button up to +9 cause you deserve it!

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    • SnowTime says:

      Thanks for that catch! And yeah, I knew that term XD

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  3. maenemo says:

    Aigo~ our ML is such a cutie🤭

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  4. forestshadeau says:

    6th
    Thanks for the hard work love the story ^_^

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