Those Years When We Killed the White Lotus - 2.12-2
The differences between people and ghosts were not a joke. The chance for people and ghosts being able to touch each other only came three times a year, the Ching Ming Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival, and the day the ghost’s physical body died.
Initially, the two didn’t care if they could touch each other or not, but as time went on, Zhang Daoling was not satisfied with their situation. In order to be closer to Lin Zisheng, he ground his ghost jade into powder and ate it.
Ghost jade was a sacred object from the ghost world. It was a thing used by a ghost to warm their soul. It was useless when used by a living person, but if consumed by a human, the effect would be incredibly harmful. If it was not because of Zhang Daoling’s status as a celestial master, he may have become half man and half ghost.
It was impossible to say that it was not heart moving, but Zhang Daoling did not say anything, so Lin Zisheng could only pretend to be ignorant.
He was waiting for the day Zhang Daoling was willing to speak his mind.
“I want you to accompany me.”
This was the most straightforward thing Zhang Daoling could say. Confronted with Zhang Daoling’s suspicious confession, Lin Zisheng just ignored the past with a smile. The depressed Zhang Daoling didn’t know what to say for a while. Fortunately, the phone rang, breaking the atmosphere; he nearly turned around and fled. Watching this, Lin Zisheng felt it was a little funny.
At a bar, after dark.
After Zhang Daoling entered the bar, he immediately saw a stupid drunk. Needless to say, he knew the man was having love problems again.
“Calling so late, what’s wrong?” Zhang Daoling sat next to the man and ordered a glass of juice. He drove here, so he didn’t want to drink alcohol.
“Zhang Daoling, your boy has no conscience, buddy. I am lovelorn, and you only see pink.” The man patted Zhang Daoling’s shoulder, a trace of ridicule in his tone. Obviously, the relationship between the two was not bad.
After Zhang Daoling heard his words, his feeling of dejection returned. This change naturally was noticed by the other man, and he could not help but sigh. Now he really thought that they were brothers in love difficulties.
“You haven’t gotten your boy, yet?” Zhang Daoling’s ten-year love run, everyone close to him knew. Some even joked about why he fell in love with a male ghost as a celestial master. Later, everyone who saw him couldn’t help but sigh. Ten years of perseverance was not something that anyone could do.
“Well…” Zhang Daoling’s tone was a bit weak. “He still doesn’t know how I feel. Now, I don’t know what to do…”
Of course, Zhang Daoling did not think of stopping. He had persisted for ten years, after all; he didn’t care if it took another twenty or thirty years. But, remembering Lin Zisheng’s ignorant look… He felt exhausted.
“Wait, don’t tell me that you have been in love for ten years and never confessed!” The man was shocked. This was the biggest secret love of the decade.
“I always drop hints.” Zhang Daoling felt that he had hinted quite clearly, but unfortunately, A Xuan didn’t seem to understand.
“Oh? A hint? That’s worth less than a fart!” Now the man really felt like slapping Zhang Daoling to wake him up.
“He is not a woman! Maybe a girl would get it, but doing that with a male? It is just considered being a good friend!”
It was said that people in love lacked IQ, but if the same person was lacking emotional intelligence as well, it was a disaster!
Zhang Daoling’s expression sank. “What should I do?”
At this time, Zhang Daoling’s heart was suddenly full of hope. Perhaps, after today, everything would come to a conclusion, whether it was good or bad.
“Are you stupid? Of course you have to confess! It doesn’t matter if he can accept you or not. At least let him know that in your heart he is not just a friend, but the love of your life.”
The phrase ‘love of your life’ made Zhang Daoling’s body stiff, before he simply nodded. Since A Xuan could accompany him for ten years, he should be able to accompany him for a lifetime. Given this, he had nothing to fear.
After thanking the man, he raced back home. When he opened the door, he saw Lin Zisheng standing alone at the window and the moonlight falling on him and Zhang Daoling’s beating heart calmed down.
“A Xuan, I’m back.” Zhang Daoling’s greedy gaze washed over Lin Zisheng. He wanted to keep this person by his side forever.
“I have something to tell you, can you spare a moment?”
Feeling Zhang Daoling holding him in his arms, Lin Zisheng couldn’t help but reveal a soft smile.
“A Xuan, I love you… Would you please stay with me?”