He Tastes Sweet - He tastes sweet
Tang Yu dumped a slice of tiramisu onto his big boss’ desk, slandering in his heart that the other party was afraid his head wasn’t full of sugar.
“As the assistant to the President, do I only make coffee and buy desserts every day?”
The floor-to-ceiling windows in the large office were bright and clear, reflecting the traffic-filled streets outside from afar.
In front of the mahogany desk, Lu Yunqing took his eyes off the computer screen, glanced down at the almost ruined tiramisu on his desk, and raised his eyes again to look at Tang Yu.
He pushed up his reflective glasses and his stiff expression, which had been stern and serious, suddenly shifted. When he looked at the person again, the word ‘shameless’ was written all over him.
“Xiao Yu’er~” Lu Yunqing chuckled sweet and greasily, “if you break my dessert, you’ll have to compensate me with meat.”
Tang Yu: “…”
His deer-like apricot eyes were suddenly filled with tears from embarrassment – exasperation.
A mist-like blush spread across Tang Yu’s pinkish delicate skin: “Rascal! Rogue!”
It’s not about how much I like desserts.
Lu Yunqing gently stroked the white porcelain mug on his desk twice and took a sip of tea from the mouth of the mug. Then he lowered his head and slowly ate the slice of tiramisu that had been dropped beyond recognition.
It felt the same as chewing wax.
But with a hint of sweetness – that was the taste left on the mug.
His taste buds had no sense of taste ever since he was a child, and his taste buds seemed to be a mere decoration on his tongue.
While other teenagers enjoyed the world’s delicacies, Lu Yunqing could only chew food in his mouth with difficulty and swallow it down.
It’s simply a torture.
But, Tang Yu was different.
Lu Yunqing raised his eyes and glanced at Tang Yu, who laid on the sofa.
He tastes sweet.
The taste was sweet physically, rather than spiritually.
But, of course, spiritually, Tang Yu was also very sweet.
When they were in university, Tang Yu was the star-studded darling of the school, loved by everyone and blossomed every way.
He was a delicate and sweet-looking boy, with a soft character like a little angel. When he saw stray cats and dogs, he would patiently squat down to feed them ham and then smile in a way that would make everything in the world lose its colour.
As Tang Yu’s roommate, Lu Yunqing fell in love with this little angel within a few days.
The brothers in the dormitory looked at each other with blank expressions: “You also like him?”
Lu Yunqing: “…”
He gulped and tried to explain: “I like him differently. I desire him…in a way, that it’s like the desire between lovers.”
The roommates spread their hands: “Who doesn’t?”
Henceforth, the brothers of dormitory 510 went from roommates to love rivals and fought whenever Tang Yu was mentioned.
Lu Yunqing won every time.
“What are you doing?”
When Tang Yu pushed open the door of his dormitory, three of his roommates were tangled up in a fight, and Lu Yunqing was the strongest, holding the other two on the ground, his fists dancing like a tiger.
“…Am I seeing something I shouldn’t?” Tang Yu’s eyes were sad and tears were about to fall: “You must get along in harmony!”
He raised one hand, carrying a box of small dumplings.
“Look, I think these dumplings are super delicious, and if you guys continue fighting, I won’t share them with you.”
He sniffed, his small and delicate nose flared a few times, and put the hand carrying the dumplings behind his back again.
Therefore, the brothers of 510 became chummy and brotherly again.
But little did anyone know that under their thick coats lay the bruises from the fights.
Later, the two other roommates joined forces with Tang Yu’s fan support group, and so Lu Yunqing became the one who got beaten up the most.
But, it was obvious that it was useless to fight.
Lu Yunqing was from a family of magnates and traders, it was also said that his family’s wealth could buy a city.
When he was in university, he couldn’t care less about the scums who tried to steal Tang Yu from him and was solely focused on studying how to please his baby, Tang Yu.
For example, assignments were taken care of, exams were guaranteed successes, living expenses were fully funded, and just about any physical needs were taken care of.
But, he really did want to fulfil XiaoYu’er ‘physical’ needs.
Late at night, he would secretly grasp the stolen panties and intimate apparel belonging to Tang Yu and grit his teeth, telling himself that he would have to hold back a little longer.
Xiao Yu’er didn’t like him yet.
“Xiao Yu’er, how did you do on the exam?”
After the final exam was over, Lu Yunqing stood outside the exam hall waiting for someone.
“It was particularly good!” Tang Yu smiled and narrowed his eyes, and the tiny dimples at the corner of his lips were intoxicating even if one was not inebriated. “Thanks to you, otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to answer those difficult questions.”
He didn’t tell him that he had bribed the invigilator as well, Lu Yunqing coughed quietly twice: “Well, let’s go buy milk tea.”
After all, there was a probability that the little guy’s cheating ability was negative, and it was completely useless for him to just give the other the answers.
“Okay.” Tang Yu naturally held his hand. His soft palm was slightly cool, and the hand felt so good that he wanted to hold it in his arms and rub it.
Lu Yunqing was ecstatic – Tang Yu was willing to hold him, did that mean that…
He fanatically looked into the eyes of his beloved.
It was as if there was a transparent layer of the crystal there, untouched by the world and innocent in its simplicity.
Well, this doesn’t explain anything.
“We’ve all held his hand.” One roommate crossed his arms and leaned lazily on the beside: “What? You thought you were special?.”
“Tang Yu often holds hands when he is with someone, regardless whether they are a man or woman.” Seeing that Lu Yunqing was angry and depressed, that roommate continued, “He doesn’t seem to know how to keep a distance from others at all.”
“…He tastes sweet.” Lu Yunqing quietly said.
“Nonsense, ah, of course, he is sweet, Tang Yu can’t be sweet?” The roommate first slapped his thigh and rolled his eyes, then suddenly thought of something. “Holy sh*t! Did you f****ing kiss him?”
“…No. It’s…sweet to the touch.” Lu Yunqing held up his hand, which had just held Tang Yu’s tender and soft hand: “Like candy.”
The roommates’ eyes turned complicated.
Lu Yunqing slowly brought his palm to his lips and stretched out the tip of his tongue for a light lick, looking like a pervert: “That’s it, this sweetness.”
“…Old Lu, you might need to fix your brain with a beauty filter.”
Lu Yunqing had never told anyone about his physical defect.
No one knew about the loss of his sense of taste, except his family.
After discovering that Tang Yu might indeed hold some special attraction for him, the old ascetic rascal, who had lost his sense of taste for many years, was ready to secretly make his move.
He must taste it first — to know whether his Xiao Yu’er was truly sweet.
“Can I keep it?”
Tang Yu stood at the doorway, holding a dirty white rabbit in his arms.
The rabbit was probably abandoned by some student and wandered around the university for several days.
Lu Yunqing sat on his seat, turned his head and seriously looked at Tang Yu: “Xiao Yu’er, if you let me kiss you, I will allow you to keep it.”
Tang Yu was a little reluctant to give up, but he still hugged the rabbit and turned to leave, “I’m sorry, cutie. I’ll help you find a good owner.”
“…Come back, come back!” Lu Yunqing instantly shut himself up, who told him that being an old rascal would be useful?
“Raise it, raise it. Can’t our dorm afford to raise a rabbit?” He quickly opened his phone and went on a certain website to search for pet supplies.
They even raised a little angel like Tang Yu. What’s a rabbit?
Tang Yu immediately turned back with a grin on his face. His spiral curly hair on top of his head stuck out everywhere and shoved the dirty rabbit into Lu Yunqing’s arms.
Instantly, there were smudges of dirt on his white shirt.
“Lu Yunqing is the best!”
His smiling eyes tickled his heart, and Lu Yunqing couldn’t resist throwing the rabbit onto his desk, letting it stomp around his spotless desk.
Then he stood up and hugged his little angel.
Incidentally, he licked the nape of his partner’s neck.
“It’s sweet, baby.”
The two didn’t need any agreement, they simply got together.
But, to take the relationship a step further, Lu Yunqing secretly made up his mind and climbed over the bed rail into Tang Yu’s bed when the night was dark.
The lights of the dormitory suddenly lit up and the two roommates sat up on their beds. “Old Lu, if you want to do something, you should do it behind our backs.”
“Wouldn’t it be too much for you to have sex in the dormitory?”
Lu Yunqing: “…”
It was only a matter of time before these two thugs needed to get out of the way.
By the time they graduated, those two losers really got out of the way.
Tang Yu gave them each a hug and a kiss and witnessed Lu Yunqing being consumed by an overwhelming amount of jealousy.
“I want hugs and kisses too.”
Lu Yunqing stopped in front of Tang Yu and opened his arms, waiting for his little angel to enter his arms.
The little angel smirked and sized him from top to bottom, his eyes focused on a certain incongruous part for a few seconds before moving away as if he had been scalded, “Don’t even think about it, old rascal.”
So the old rascal with red eyes filled with bitterness went out of his way to abduct his little angel as his personal assistant.
Oh right, he was now the young and talented wealthy president as well as the future chairman of the board of directors.
“…President Lu, I’m afraid it’s not appropriate for you to have meetings in this manner.”
A certain department manager glanced enviously at Tang Yu, who was being held in President Lu’s arms, and suppressed a certain bold fantasy of his own: “Or, at least, let assistant Tang turn off the sound of his phone?”
Tang Yu, who was trying to play a game, looked up from the colourful screen and confusedly stared at the conference room filled with people: “Huh?”
“All soldiers attack!”
“…. sorry, I’m a little busy.” Tang Yu hurriedly lowered his head and rejoined the fierce battle.
Lu Yungqing, who was holding him, gave a stifled laugh and quietly gave the little angel a lick behind his ears.
The depleted taste buds were instantly filled with a sense of happiness.
There were times when Lu Yunqing was very glad that he had this physical defect.
Hence, in this way, his little angel would truly be a unique treasure in this world.
His only source of taste.
T/N: And if you are uneducated like me despite being a foodie: Google said: Tiramisu is a coffee-flavoured Italian dessert. It is made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar and mascarpone cheese, flavoured with cocoa.
T/N: Even though bl isn’t my cup of tea, I still enjoyed this one-shot. I hope you liked it too, if you have short one-shot novels, just slide into my DMS at discord or ping me on Foxaholic 🙂 (I might consider it)
I used a lot of brain cells to tl this QwQ.