Please don’t retranslate from my English version and don’t repost in Wattpad for your ‘offline’ reading pleasure.
When the young man opened the door, Gu Liheng's focused gaze instantly fell on him. Then he handed the roses to him(SL), "This is for you."
All Su Ling could see was brilliant red, and a faint rose fragrance surrounded him. He looked at Gu Liheng. Male god’s expression was tense and seemed a little nervous. Accepting the flowers with a bright smile, he said, "Thank you." Then he turned sideways to let Gu Liheng in, "Come in."
Gu Liheng secretly breathed a sigh of relief because the young man did not refuse the roses. He stepped into the living room and took a glance. The living room area is not big, but with beige blue as the primary colour, it looked very warm.
After Su Ling closed the door, he turned around and saw that male god is standing at the same place without moving, so he smiled and said, "Have a seat, and I’ll get you something to drink?"
"No need." Seeing that Su Ling was smiling at him, Gu Liheng’s expression softened, and his mood was much more relaxed. Hence, he sat down on the nearest sofa.
Su Ling arranged the flowers in the vase carefully. He put some water in the vase and took it to his bedroom.
On the other hand, Gu Liheng's eyes were always on his figure, so Su Ling immediately noticed his gaze when he came out of the bedroom. All of a sudden, Su Ling's heartbeat speeded up. Male god’s stare was too powerful, giving him a feeling of being deeply loved. This feeling was really touching. His eyes narrowed, Su Ling went to the water dispenser to pour 2 glasses of water. Then he sat down next to Gu Liheng and put a glass of water in front of him.
"Thank you." Gu Liheng turned his head to look at him.
Su Ling raised his eyebrows slightly, "Looking at me like this, are you testing my endurance? Or do you have something to tell me?"
Taken aback, Gu Liheng stared at him before asking, "Why didn't you come anyone?"
"Huh?" Su Ling was puzzled, but quickly understood, "Do you mean sending flowers?"
Gu Liheng: "En," his eyes focused, "No matter what your reason is, can I send you flowers from now on?"
Su Ling: "..."
So even a male god is unable to escape the good old trick ‘In order to capture, one must first let loose’? Although Su Ling didn't have such intention, his behaviour did seem to be going to that direction after a moment of thinking. As expected, one can’t simply rush to chase someone. He smiled and said, "I’m fine with it, but if you are going to send it every day, one flower a day will do. Otherwise, the room won't fit."
After that, Su Ling explained why he didn't send flowers over a few days ago, "You were in bad condition before. I suspect that I put too much pressure on you, so I want you to relax first."
"It has nothing to do with you," Gu Liheng pursed his thin lips, "I just didn't sleep well."
Su Ling: "Yeah, I misunderstood. But it just happened that I have something to do in the morning these few days, so it’s also one of the reasons why I didn't send the flowers." After he finished speaking, the corner of his mouth slightly curved up, "Sending the flowers to me, does it have the same meaning as mine?"
"Yes." Gu Liheng confirmed.
Su Ling leaned closer, and asked with a smile, "So you finally decided to marry me?"
Gu Liheng was silent for a moment and did not answer directly. Instead, he said, "You asked me before, why do I reject you even though I liked you."
Su Ling: "Yes, I thought to ask this question later."
Gu Liheng's tone was low, and he stared at Su Ling, not missing any of his expressions as he said, "I have an illness, and I don’t know when exactly I would be healed. There are chances I may never be completely healed. Initially, I thought that if I can't give you happiness, I will never accept you. And if I am cured, as long as you are unmarried, even if you like other people, I will pursue you."
This is indeed his male god’s way of thinking. Su Ling asked, "So you have changed your mind now?"
Gu Liheng nodded, "I can't bear imagining you like other people, and I don’t trust other people to care for you. But I can't marry you, because my illness is not healed. If there is no cure, at least you still have a way out."
Su Ling frowned, "So you mean to have a relationship without marriage?"
Did he see Gu Liheng wrongly? Is male god going to be the same as mom’s boyfriends?
Seeing him upset, Gu Liheng apologized, "Sorry, I am too selfish."
He didn't want to give up the young man, but he didn’t want him(SL) to take unnecessary risks either. Hence, he made a very unaccountable decision. After he finished speaking, Gu Liheng tapped at his bracelet, and Su Ling's bracelet rang the next moment.
It was a message from male god.
Su Ling glanced at his male god strangely. The man is clearly right in front of him, so why did he sent him a message? He tapped it to check and became silent. There is only one attachment in the message; it was an agreement for property transfer. Su Ling doesn't know how much specifically, but after seeing the transfer of 30% for each item, he knows it worth a lot. He paid attention to the Gu company’s Bo Yan. Though his understanding was not specific, he at least knew that the Gu company is very rich.
"What do you mean by this?"
Gu Liheng: "I can't give you a guarantee in the form of marriage. But with this way, even if my illness cannot be cured, you can live well without me."
Su Ling: "Isn't this just the same as getting married?"
Thinking of his male god's ‘illness’, Su Ling doesn’t know how to explain that he doesn’t mind. He(SL) is a man too back in his world, so he knows how badly this ‘illness’ hurts men.
"No matter what your illness is, I don't mind. I think you are fine to me right now."
Gu Liheng was very touched, but still hold on to his reason, "You are still young, and there are many things that ...can't stand the trial of time."
This is true. Su Ling can't refute age, let alone swear that he will never change. It's hard to make male god believe him.
Clenching his fingers into a fist, Gu Liheng said lightly, "So, are you still willing to be with me?"
Su Ling: "Of course I do," he emphasized again, "I really don't care about your illness. I know you don't believe it now, but I will make you believe it!" He looked serious, "Promise me this. When you are finally convinced that I don't care about the illness and that we are happy together, you must marry me even if the illness cannot be completely cured."
Gu Liheng: "Alright."
The main reason why he didn't want to marry the young man at the moment was that he is worried that he(SL) will feel depressed and unhappy after staying with him for a long time. If the young man is happy with him, he naturally is willing to marry him(SL).
Su Ling laughed and pointed at his bracelet, "Then this is not necessary."
Gu Liheng frowned slightly, but Su Ling raised his hand and tapped his index finger between his forehead, "Don't frown. I don't need these things yet."
The young man's fingertip was soft, making Gu Liheng's expression stiffened slightly. Then he loosened his frown.
Su Ling smiled, he moved his hand away and placed it on Gu Liheng’s shoulder. Next, he leaned close to give him a quick kiss.
"A welcome gift for my boyfriend."
Slightly startled, a smile appeared in Gu Liheng’s eyes and his whole heart is filled all the joy that he had never had as if he had grown wings and flew away.
Su Ling laughed, "Aren't you going to give your boyfriend a gift as well?"
Hearing that, Gu Liheng's eyes darkened. He lowered his head slightly, and a restrained and gentlemanly kiss touched the corner of Su Ling’s lips. Then he said, "I like you. I'm sorry that I rejected you before this and made you uncomfortable."
Su Ling wrapped his hands around Gu Liheng's neck and said, "It's okay, I didn’t feel uncomfortable. You have always been nice to me." Then he smiled, "I know you like me."
Gu Liheng felt a little bit embarrassed. As an Alpha, it is very unethical of him to be inconsistent in words and actions. But this embarrassment quickly dissipated, because the young man was too close to him; almost enclosed in his arms. Alpha has a natural possessive desire for Omega, not to mention Su Ling is the Omega he liked. With a slightly stiff body, Gu Liheng lightly grasped the young man's wrist and pulled his hand away from the back of his neck.
Gu Liheng: "I’ll have some water."
Su Ling blinked. Is male god afraid that he will find out that he(GLH) is unable to ‘react’? Realizing that, he took his hand away obediently, and took a sip from the glass. How can he make male god believe that he doesn't mind about his(GLH) ‘ability’ in that respect? Their relationship will definitely not work without any 2-person activities - then he should let male god know that using tools can also be very harmonious! Su Ling wanted to shop online right away and watch some ‘videos’ to learn more, but he contained the impulse since his male god is still here. He put down the glass and waited for Gu Liheng to finish drinking, then he pulled Gu Liheng to his feet and said, "Just right, come with me to the spiritual plant room."
His spiritual plant room is probably the most peculiar room among other specialists. The number of spiritual plants he has is too low; only 3 spiritual plants. Even if Redthorn Ball comes back, there are only 4, but their grade is very high.
As soon as he entered the room, Xian Mo Yu's roots rose to wrap around his hands. Giving it a light squeeze, Su Ling said, "I have something to do, go play with the other plants."
The roots rubbed against his wrist for a few times before loosened its hold. Then it went to Lopseed and Baby's breath’s side. The 2 plants got used to its interruption and were very calm.
Su Ling pointed to the small bottles on the workbench, which was placed against the wall on the right, "This is what I prepared last night. I was about to check the effect of the finished product when you came."
Picking up the bottle on the far left, Su Ling twisted the lid and said, "You came here on the right time. Take a whiff and feel the effect. Which one makes you feel most comfortable and relaxed?"
"You made these for me?" Gu Liheng glanced across the workbench. There were 8 small bottles in total.
Su Ling nodded, "En, hasn't your sleep quality been bad recently? Fragrance products should help to improve your condition. This is the first time I made these. Though I’m not very familiar with the process, I mixed Baby's breath essential oil with the ingredients so the effect should be good.”
Warmth rose in Gu Liheng's heart, and his expression was incredibly soft, "Thank you."
Su Ling raised the bottle to his nose, "Mr Gu, you are too polite. We are lovers now so I’ll be happy if I can help out."
Gu Liheng's eyes moved slightly as he carefully smells the fragrance. A refreshing and slightly sweet smell rushed into his nose. His spirit felt refreshed as if his mind was cleansed with water; refreshing and brisk.
"Very good." Gu Liheng commented.
Su Ling retracted his hand and smelled it himself. Then he noted the sensation of the smell, then closed the bottle cap. After that, he fanned his hands around to diffuse the scent of the first test product. Next, he picked up the second bottle and asked, "Are you still on vacation?"
Gu Liheng nodded, and he asked again, "Have you... seen a doctor? What advice did the doctor give you to relieve your insomnia symptoms?"
"I did," Gu Liheng looked at him. "He suggested that I relax and communicate more with others."
Su Ling suddenly said, "So your holiday is related to your illness? And you went clubbing before this because you were following the doctor's advice?"
After smelling the second bottle, Su Ling picked up the third bottle again, "Would you like a change of environment? Maybe it will make your mood better."
Gu Liheng: "It will take some time for the Xiao family to finish harvesting the Redthorn Ball liquid. You can't go anywhere so I won't leave Belle City."
Su Ling's eyes curved up upon hearing that, "Then we’ll find a place nearby. Somewhere with dense vegetation and a good environment," he said, and his eyes lit up, "I thought of a place."
"Want to stay with me for a few days in the spiritual plant registration association?"
Gu Liheng was a little surprised with the suggestion, "The spiritual plant registration association?"
Su Ling nodded.
"En, I went there when I registered for Xian Mo Yu last time. The environment is excellent, and many spiritual plant samples are arriving every day. Director Li said I could come to stay for a few days when I’m free so that they can study the characteristics of Xian Mo Yu for their record."
"We can stay there for a few days, and while they are studying Xian Mo Yu, you could just try smelling different spiritual plants, using the fragrance I made for you as reference." No other place has more types of spiritual plant than the association.
The young man cared about him very much. Realizing this, Gu Liheng's expression was soft as he agreed, "Alright."
After they went through all the test products, Su Ling asked Gu Liheng to select the most effective one. Then he makes a mark, and record the ratio of raw materials. After that, he contacted Director Li to make sure that he could bring a companion along and make an appointment to stay for a few days.
Raw word count: 3275
 Not sure if it has the same meaning with 'playing hard to get'.
PS : Bo Yan is somewhat like Weibo, if anyone forgot about it.