My Little Happiness 我的小确幸 Chapter is 10.2

Chapter 10 - You are not counted as ‘other people’ (2)

Wen Shaoqing scooped up the fried yogurt in a small bowl and handed it to Cong Rong with a smile on the corner of his lips. "Sorry, I'm used to listening to many excuses and I’ve concluded it."

Cong Rong looked at his hand holding the bowl in the air.

Wen Shaoqing's hands are beautiful, clean, and slender, with clear knuckles but not like women's which would seem more delicate. It looks slightly rough, probably because of his job. 

She felt that she should no longer be tempted by food. Wen Shaoqing's scheme of “hitting her than feeding her with sweet jujube” succeeded all the time. If it wasn’t that the “jujube” matched her appetite, she would not have fallen into his trap.

"You are not eating anymore?" Wen Shaoqing moved the bowl in front of her eyes. "It's nothing shameful to be a foodie. Food and lust, it’s humanity"

Wen Shaoqing was still holding the bowl up.

Food and looks, she had to admit that Wen Shaoqing had them both.

Cong Rong frowned and took the bowl with the fried yogurt from Wen Shaoqing’s hands.

Wen Shaoqing cooked another bowl of fried yogurt, bent over, and put it in front of the Rang Yi Rang as he washed the ice whipping machine, and then washed the chopsticks that Cong Rong did not manage to wash.

Cong Rong held the small bowl and spent a good time eating it. When she saw him washing the chopsticks for her, she quickly put down the bowl, "I’ll do it."

Wen Shaoqing stopped for a moment and looked up at her very seriously. "Most doctors have OCD you know?"

Cong Rong replied, "I know."

Wen Shaoqing pointed to tableware and chopsticks, "most of them will clean the cutleries again if the washing job is done by other people, do you know?"

Cong Rong put down the bowl and wiped her hands, "it seems that I have heard of this before..."

Wen Shaoqing smiled with satisfaction when she saw her obediently standing at his side, "but I’m doing this not for this reason."

Cong Rong was confused, "what?"

"You are not counted as ‘other people’." Wen Shaoqing's dripping fingers drew a circle in the air, including Cong Rong and Rang Yi Rang into the circle he drew with water. The dripping water from his fingertips got onto the back of Cong Rong’s hand. Cong Rong lowered her eyes to see that droplet. The water dripped across the back of her hand and touched her heart.

Cong Rong clenched her fists violently, not knowing what she wanted to catch, only to feel the wetness in her palm. She didn't know what to say, but she understood what he meant. Her heart pounded.

For the first time, she didn’t get angry when he placed her and his dog in the same circle. She looked down at Rang Yi Rang who was eating yogurt happily. She was probably gulping down the yogurt-like Rang Yi Rang just now.

The atmosphere suddenly became awkward, and both of them stopped talking. Wen Shaoqing finished washing the dishes, slowly wiped his hands, and looked at Cong Rong.

Cong Rong took a deep breath. Does this person know what the awkwardness is? Why didn’t he wash the dishes slowly to avoid it?!

She felt Wen Shaoqing’s burning gaze, and changed the topic stiffly with a smile, "do you also like fried yogurt?"

Wen Shaoqing raised his chin and pointed to the pet lying on the ground, “Rang Yi Rang likes to eat and I often make it for him."

"..." Cong Rong held the small bowl and didn't know whether she should continue to eat. He probably regarded her as the second pet?

Cong Rong felt a mixture of feelings with Wen Shaoqing's half-hearted flirtations and returned home after eating yogurt.

After spending a few days in peace, Cong Rong found that being a neighbor with Wen Shaoqing was actually pretty convenient.

Occasionally, she would meet Wen Shaoqing who just came back from the morning exercise in the lift. When she wakes up late, she would meet Wen Shaoqing who came back from the night shift. At night, she would sometimes meet Wen Shaoqing who came back from work. When she ends work, she would also meet Wen Shaoqing who went to walk with Rang Yi Rang. She would meet him in the supermarkets or occasionally see him when going out on weekends. Every time she went out, she would subconsciously glance at the opposite unit, wondering if he was at home or would suddenly open the door and walk out.

They acted like normal neighbors... with elusive feelings.

Habits are a scary thing and it takes only seven days to form. When you are used to seeing someone all the time, when the person suddenly disappears, your heart will panic.

Cong Rong hadn't seen Wen Shaoqing for several days and hadn’t heard from him for a while. She was not comfortable to ask Zhong Zhen directly, so she simply suppressed her curiosity.

However, she missed Wen Shaoqing’s dishes.

On the weekend, Cong Rong was prepared to go downstairs to buy food, and suddenly found that the door from the opposite unit was open, and she vaguely heard Rang Yi Rang.

Without thinking, Cong Rong knocked on the door, and then gently pushed it open. He saw a man and a woman sitting next to Rang Yi Rang and fed him. Rang Yi Rang seems to know them as well.

The man and woman sat quietly together and they looked like a harmonious pair.