As the younger twin sat back and relaxed with his brother’s massage, he would occasionally instruct him on the pressure to exert .
Little Yichen was full of smiles as he kneaded away on his brother’s limbs .
“Youyou, how are you feeling? Is it good?”
“Err… it’s only so-so,” he answered coolly, not bothering to lift an eyelid .
Feeling defeated, the older twin bawled for a moment before pressing on with his massage with more fervor .
“You fool, be gentler!”
“Here and over here—you can exert more strength . ”
“Eh, eh . ”
“Woo… It feels so good . ”
The older boy’s face broke into a proud smile and looked absolutely adorable with his smugness .
The younger one glanced lazily at him from the corner of his eyes before giving another order . “After massage, go hang the clothes to dry!”
Looking crestfallen, the older twin could only nod his head unwillingly and then took the pile of laundry to the balcony sullenly .
Youyou took a look at his brother’s downcast figure and had to stifle a laugh; his face beamed into a gleeful smile .
This fellow can be so adorable at times!
Qin Zhou rushed to the hotel where Gu Xingze was staying and knocked on his room door .
There was no response .
Cocking his brow suspiciously, the manager returned to his room, which was next to the superstar, and took the spare key . During this trip to Milan, he arranged for Yun Shishi and Gu Xingze to stay in the same hotel, and as a contingency, he had a spare key to each of their rooms .
With the spare key, he entered the superstar’s hotel room, which was shrouded in darkness .
He switched on the lights in the hall and closed the door . When he walked past the bathroom, he could hear the sound of flooding water from within .
Alarmed, he pushed open the unlocked door and rushed in . The sound came from the bathtub .
He walked to the bathtub and found no one there even though the tub was full . The showerhead was not turned off and water continued to spill into the tub, which overflowed to the floor .
His shoes became wet the moment he stepped inside .
It looked as if the superstar had taken his bath and forgotten to turn off the tap .
This probably meant that he did not attend the gala earlier and returned straight away to the hotel .
Frowning, he turned off the tap . He wondered how bad the flooding would be if he had not come in on time to turn off the water .
He walked to the bedroom and saw that the full-length window to the balcony was open .
The bedroom was a large suite and the balcony was an open-air observation deck, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows .
The chilly evening breeze could be felt through the window, sending the curtains fluttering without stop .
The bedroom was cold from the wind .
In front of the balcony window sat a lonely figure quietly .
Gu Xingze, in a black bathrobe, lazily leaned against the sofa with his head hanging . His expression was hidden in the dark, but one could sense the despondency from his bearing .
He seemed so exhausted .
Qin Zhou’s gaze fell on his hand .
Between his two fingers hang a cigarette that was about to burn down .
On the low side table beside him, there was an ashtray full of extinguished cigarette butts .
The manager was stunned at the sight .
From what he could remember, the superstar hardly smoked or was a smoking addict . The most he did was smoke a few sticks to keep awake when he needed to stay up through the night to memorize the scripts .
He hardly smoked this much, though .
His heart skipped a beat .
The superstar was staring into space and failed to see his presence .
The manager was about to call him when he saw the man on the floor lifting up his fingers to take another long drag .