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It was fragrant in the garden, the low-grade spiritual plants and the 3 Grade A spiritual plants were waving their branches and leaves. They move in unison, shaking slowly, like waves blown by the breeze. The young man was dressed in white, half-leaning on the recliner beside him, while looking at the holographic screen in front of him intently, as if a scene from a painting.
Gu Liheng paused in hesitation, but in the end, he turned around to leave, not wanting to disturb that picture of silence.
Su Ling was looking at the information about Xian Mo Yu when his wrist was suddenly caught by Golden Baby's breath vines and pulled outwards. He turned his head subconsciously and looked out. A hint of unexpectant flashed through his eyes when he saw the person at the door.
When did his male god arrive?
Seeing Gu Liheng about to leave, he called out, "President Gu," then stood up and walked towards Gu Liheng, "are you looking for me?"
Gu Liheng glanced at Su Ling without any expressions but made him looked very serious. He explained, "Darry said you are in a bad mood."
Thinking about it for a moment, Su Ling realized that he was probably too silent on their way back to the villa.
Gu Liheng's tone was calm as he comforted, "Though your trouble cannot be treated now, it does not mean that there’s no treatment in the future, don’t be too disappointed."
Su Ling smiled, his phoenix eyes lightly curled up, and his eyes were bright, "Are you worried about me?"
Gu Liheng's eyes stayed on his face for a moment before replying, "En."
Su Ling's eyes curled even more, "Why are you worried about me?"
Gu Liheng has never thought about this question before. When Darry mentioned about this matter, all he wanted to do was to comfort Su Ling. He thought for a moment and got the answer.
"You make me feel like we are friends. Other than that, you are still too young."
Ever since Gu Liheng was young, whenever the people around talked to him, they will use either cautious or respectful tone. Very few people can be like this young man in front of him. His natural attitude made him feel very relaxed. Gu Liheng still remembers the day they first met in the hospital. Although the young man did not mention it, Gu Liheng knew that he had amnesia, at least a part of his memory was lost. Otherwise, it is impossible not to recognize the smell of his own pheromone. For this reason, he could not help wanting to remind the young man(about general things), and worrying about him.
Su Ling's mouth curled as he rebutted, "I'm not young anymore, I'm an adult now."
Gu Liheng looked at him without speaking, using his silence to say, ‘See, you are still a child.’
Su Ling also realized his emphasis is making him looked childish. He approached Gu Liheng, not stopping until the two were less than one fist apart. Usually, he won’t notice, but now that they are so close together makes Su Ling realize how large is the gap between their height. When he looked straight forward, he could only see the other party’s skin, around 5 cm from the collarbone, that means their height difference is at least 15 cm. His words were choked in his throat, then he reached out and poked Gu Liheng's shoulder, "I'm at the age when I can get married. ‘Some people‘ even persuaded me to apply for system allocation before!" After that, he raised his eyes and met Gu Liheng's downward gaze, "Children are not allowed to get married, so you have to see me as an adult."
It was Gu Liheng’s first time in getting along with an Omega at his age, he couldn't help but think that he can understand why Omega was so popular. Really cute. He nodded and said, "Okay."
Su Ling was satisfied with the answer and asked him, "Didn’t you went to work this morning?"
"We are closed on the weekend, but I had an urgent meeting." Gu Liheng replied.
Su Ling pointed at the recliner he was sitting on before, offered, "Want to sit down together? It’s very comfortable here."
The 3 spiritual plants were obviously in a very good mood. They bathed in the sun, generously exuding fragrance in the air, giving people a comfortable feeling and gave them energy. This is a paradise for everyone.
Gu Liheng nodded, "Okay."
Domi soon moved another recliner to the garden and set it side by side with Su Ling's recliner. Then he changed to a bigger umbrella, so that it will cover the two lounge chairs under its shadow, and brought two glasses of juice.
Su Ling took a sip and praised Domi, "You are an excellent housekeeper."
Domi was pleased, its eyes on the electronic screen were shining with pleasant blue light, "Beautiful Omega guest, you are really a lovable guest."
Su Ling laughed. Domi waved at him and left. When Su Ling turned his head, he saw Gu Liheng looking at him and raised an eyebrow, "What's wrong?"
Putting his hand on the first button of his suit, Gu Liheng asked, "Do you mind if I take off my coat?"
Su Ling said, "Of course I don't mind," he glanced at the suit on Gu Liheng's body. "But I think you should change to something casual." Upon saying that, Su Ling lifted his own leg to show Gu Liheng the soft material of his casual pants, "Your body also needs a holiday."
Gu Liheng followed his advice and left to change. When he returned, he saw Su Ling frowning at the holographic screen. He has seen him reading the biology textbook more than once before, and he knew that Su Ling wanted to go to university to study the spiritual plant. He asked: "Are you worried about the exam?"
One of the tests to enter the spiritual plant major is a professional interview. Since the result Su Ling gotten from the doctor today is not good, it would mean that his professional interview will not optimistic.
Su Ling turned his head to look at him and said, "No, I will try my best in the exam. If I can't get through, I don’t mind repeating for another year." After that, he asked, "Have you heard of Xian Mo Yu before?"
Gu Liheng was a little surprised by his question and nodded, "Yes, I heard of it before. Our Gu company established a special department last year to search for the legendary spiritual plants, and Xian Mo Yu is one of them."
Su Ling quickly asked, "Have you found it?"
Gu Liheng: "No, they leave no trace. The most detailed record is only hand-painted portrait. There were multiple versions of hand-painted portrait for almost every Grade S spiritual plants, and each of them was very different."
Su Ling sighed, it was similar to what he read, this is why he was frowning. The data might look like a lot, but it has no reference value. The only certain point is that Xian Mo Yu will absorb nutrients from other spiritual plants.
Gu Liheng: "Do you want to find Xian Mo Yu?"
Su Ling nodded and told Gu Liheng about his situation. Then he said, "It's not necessarily related to Xian Mo Yu, but it was very likely."
Gu Liheng: "I will tell you if I have any news."
Su Ling thanked him with a smile, "Thank you." After that, he hesitated and asked, "Is the Redthorn Ball liquid enough for you in just one month?"
Frowning slightly, Gu Liheng replied, "It was just an estimation, so I’m not sure." But connecting to what Su Ling was talking about, it is not difficult to guess his intention in asking the question. "Do you want to use them to attract Xian Mo Yu?"
Su Ling nodded honestly, "The final exam in the 15th. I have more than 2 months off, so I want to take them to the place where Xian Mo Yu appeared previously, according to the information I have here." Next, he quickly added, "Redthorn Ball can stay in the villa. If the spiritual plants can really attract Xian Mo Yu, 2 Grade A spiritual plants are enough."
Gu Liheng's gaze fell on his face, "You are good to me."
If Xian Mo Yu really exists, the stronger the temptation, the higher the chance, it’s that simple. This young man knew about it, but he is still willing to leave Redthorn Ball behind, just for his sake.
Laughing, Su Ling said, "Of course I’m good to you." You are my male god! And I want to marry you!
But Su Ling swallowed those words into his stomach, so as not to scare off Gu Liheng. Both of them know about each other for only a short period. With Gu Liheng’s serious personality, he definitely won’t believe if he(SL) really confessed. He might even think that he(SL) is not serious about feelings.
Gu Liheng: "Why?"
A lot of people were good to him, or he should say a lot of people wanted to please him, but those people have a purpose in doing so. Some hoped to get something from him while some wanted money. But the young man didn’t want it. Instead, he was willing to lend a rare spiritual plant to him for free, only asking for extra care for other spiritual plants and their raw materials.
Su Ling’s smile became deeper, "I asked you this same question not long ago." He replied, "Of course it is because we are friends. It’s normal to be good to friends."
Gu Liheng looked at him as a smile appeared at the corner of his mouth.
Staring at his mouth, Su Ling said, "You laugh naturally this time."
Instantly stunned, Gu Liheng's smile disappeared, and he looked more serious than usual.
Su Ling was stunned, "What's wrong?"
Gu Liheng got up and stood there for two seconds. He raised his hand and pressed his eyebrows, his expression calmed down, "It's nothing. I still have a document that I need to sign. I’ll return to my study now."
Su Ling looked at his back with a frown. He has this nagging feeling that Gu Liheng became flustered for a moment when he realized that he was laughing naturally. But how is it possible? There is nothing bad about laughing, it must be an illusion. Taking a deep breath, Su Ling felt refreshed once again. He leaned against the recliner and circled the places mentioned in the information. Organizing those into a folder, he returned his focus at the biology textbook.
With a serious expression, Gu Liheng sat on the large chair in the study. In the holographic screen in front of him, a gentle middle-aged man looked surprised as he asked, "President Gu, something happened?" It has been more than three years since their last contact. The man thought Gu Liheng would never contact him again.
Gu Liheng's thin lips slightly pursed, "I just smiled," he paused before adding, "naturally, and I didn't even realize it."
The elegant man's eyes are bright, and his tone is pleasantly surprised, "This is a good thing. Your symptoms are likely to improve."
However, Gu Liheng frowned. "No, when I knew about it," he lowered his eyes and clenched his fists in his fingers. He continued, "I subconsciously panicked. My smile quickly disappeared, and my expression turned stiff."
The man's complexion became cautious, "Are there any other symptoms besides panic? Is there a voice criticizing you, just like before?"
Gu Liheng's jaw tightened, "Yes."
The man looked at him, "I still propose targeted therapies. What makes you laugh?"
Gu Liheng hesitated, not speaking.
The man patiently and gently said, "You can trust me, any answer you have is just a basis for consultation, I won’t judge you."
Gu Liheng: "I have a friend." For a 28-year-old, this is a ridiculous answer.
The man didn't show any strange expression. His face was calm as he pondered for a moment, "Three years ago, I suggested that you quit your job, but you refused. Now, I still propose this suggestion. Working for a long time will make you subconsciously maintain a serious expression to match the ‘correct expression’ instilled in you from childhood, you cannot relax in this kind of surrounding. Also, I suggest that when you are not working, you can spend more time with your friend. A relaxed environment is very beneficial to you."
Gu Liheng remained silent for a long time before replying, "I will seriously consider your suggestion, thank you."
The man smiled and said, "You don't have to be polite, if you have any questions, you can always contact me."
Gu Liheng nodded and ended the communication. He sat for a while and contacted his personal assistant, to let him organize all the important work of the company in the next three months to him. Then he contacted the regional managers.
A few days later, Su Ling found that Gu Liheng became very busy all of a sudden, and he often ate dinner alone. However, he didn't think too much about it as the university entrance exam is about to begin.
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