Intelligence from Adonis
Ye Wenxuan did not rush back to the apartment. He left the conference room and then turned and went to his office first.
Most of the colleagues immediately took off after receiving their tasks. There weren’t many people left in the office. Ye Wenxuan entered and looked around and found that all of them were pretty familiar faces.
Cao Liyan saw him and waved: “Ye ge, you’re out?”
Ye Wenxuan: “En.”
He came over and leaned against Cao Liyan’s desk. Looking down at the GoPro on the table, he wondered: “What’s this for?”
Cao Liyan replied: “This expensive guy, I’m changing accessories for it and then I’m going to go out and secretly shoot.”
Ye Wenxuan: “???”
“Secretly?” He looked closely at the GoPro: “Xiao Yan ah, could you and He Shun be in the same profession?”
“No actually, we’re not.” Cao Liyan took out his cell phone and opened an app to show him: “I’m a Youtuber and live streamer and gradually muddled up to 8 million fans. Most of the time I post some videos, and when I have nothing to do I’ll put on a livestream, doing some singing or chatting or comedy for the audience.”
Ye Wenxuan: “…” There’s something like this?
Cao Liyan: “I’m going to go outside with my GoPro and shoot something casually. Other people will at most think that I’m just being young and rowdy and drive me away.”
Ye Wenxuan looked at his rather handsome face and hesitated: “Then if you already have 8 million fans, isn’t it very easy to expose yourself in our profession?”
Cao Liyan pulled open a drawer and began to introduce to him a drawer full of masks: “Aiya, of course I need to be fully armed. Sometimes I’ll wear a hat, put on some nice glasses, and if that doesn’t work I’ll wear a scarf. Basically I’ll cover myself until even my mother can’t recognize me. Just like that. When I’m streaming there’s even a bunch of people praising me as a fashionable and good-looking guy, and even want to have monkeys with me…”
Ye Wenxuan: “…” Is this okay?
The little celebrity with 8 million fans put on a mask and a hat, covering himself up strictly. Holding his GoPro, he waved at Ye Wenxuan: “Ye ge, I’m leaving. See you later!”
Ye Wenxuan waved and the little celebrity had already left without a trace.
Ai, it’s nice to be young.
That afternoon when he was going back to the apartment, Ye Wenxuan remembered that his boyfriend seemed like he used to be a big man with tens of millions of fans.
But thinking about it carefully, it didn’t feel quite right.
He and Xing Yuan had wandered around outside for so long, why hadn’t he seen a fan come up screaming and asking for hugs ah?
Then he pulled out his cell phone and sent a text.
Ye Wenxuan: [Lao Xing ah, at work?]
It didn’t take long for a response.
Xing Yuan: [Looking at houses.]
Xing Yuan: [Do you prefer a lively downtown city or a quieter suburb?]
Ye Wenxuan blinked, only moving again after a while.
Ye Wenxuan: [What are you doing, buying a house to take a lover?]
Xing Yuan: [Whatever, I might as well just buy a larger Pokeball and put you inside.]
Ye Wenxuan: […Do you think you’re Ash Ketchum, wake up.]
Xing Yuan: [Wife, I chose one for you, we’ll go with the suburbs.]
Ye Wenxuan: [Why?]
Xing Yuan: [If there’s thunder in the suburbs, it attracts less attention.]
Ye Wenxuan: […Thunder?]
Xing Yuan: [You’ll have to thunder with me a few times. (smile)]
Ye Wenxuan: “…” He actually could understand this deep reasoning.
Ye Wenxuan sneered: [What a coincidence, our captain just gave the order prohibiting thunder.]
Xing Yuan: […They’re even managing our household affairs, better quit earlier.]
As soon as the two started chatting they forgot their original topic. Ye Wenxuan bantered with him for a while, and only remembered why he messaged him in the first place after a long time.
Ye Wenxuan: [Lao Xing ah, I remember that you used to have millions of fans?]
Xing Yuan: [?]
Ye Wenxuan: [You’re showing your dog face around like this, I’m thinking, why are there no paparazzi or screaming fans. Your tens of millions of fans, they wouldn’t all be zombie fans would they?]
The other end fell silent for a long time. Ye Wenxuan was almost home when the other side finally responded.
Xing Yuan: [The Xing group is gone, everyone who previously supported it has all now turned into haters. It would already be good if they don’t come up and yell at me when they see me.]
Xing Yuan: [Right now I’m only an outdated idol, there’s only one true love fan left.]
Xing Yuan: [Only you.]
Ye Wenxuan: “…”
Seeing the heartache in those words, Ye Wenxuan sighed and was ready to make a phone call to comfort.
The result was that Xing boss’s last message came over: [Already bought, a three story villa deep in the old forest hills. Even if we thunder for a day your captain cannot see it, it’s very safe.]
Ye Wenxuan’s mouth twitched, and he swiped Xing Yuan’s WeChat onto the blacklist.
It was only when he arrived home that he released him from the blacklist and sent him a single word.
Ye Wenxuan: [Roll.]
Adonis had just come downstairs to throw out his trash. Ye Wenxuan stood at the door to wait for him and the two went back to the apartment together.
Adonis seemed to have a lot on his mind. Ye Wenxuan was a little curious and asked: “What’s wrong?”
The bald man hesitated for a moment and said: “I…I’d like to ask you about the recent bombings.”
“There’s only one TV at home, and I can’t use a smartphone or a computer, so I can’t see much of the news.” He continued: “I care about this problem, I don’t know if I can ask you…”
Ye Wenxuan glanced at him: “It’s not a big deal to ask. But why are you interested in this?”
Adonis bit his lips: “Just a little curious.”
Before returning, Ye Wenxuan had already asked Xue Yongchang, who said that he could tell Adonis some details about this. But after the five countries establish a joint team, all the information could no longer be disclosed.
So Ye Wenxuan did not hesitate, telling Adonis a little bit about the situation.
As Adonis listened, he said nothing. He just kept his eyebrows furrowed as if he were thinking about something.
The two people opened the door and entered the apartment. Kathy and the new He instructor were learning history and philosophy. She was seriously writing in her notebook and completely did not pay attention to who came in.
The instructor saw them and nodded, saying hello.
Ye Wenxuan smiled. Adonis turned and whispered to him: “I’m going back to my room first.”
He was obviously absent-minded. Even as he closed the bedroom door, his eyebrows did not unfurrow.
Because Zheng Xingguo heard that someone wanted to plant bombs in city B, Ye Wenxuan spent the whole day keeping an eye on the news, but until the evening, he had not seen any relevant reports.
There shouldn’t be any mess today.
In the evening, he gave Xing Yuan a short debrief on the situation.
Xing Yuan was not in the office today for once. When the two video chatted, Ye Wenxuan saw him standing in a rather spacious cloakroom looking at a row of clothes.
Ye Wenxuan: “…What are you doing?”
The tablet seemed to have been left on a cabinet, and the camera could see most of his body. Xing Yuan reached out to get a set of pajamas and then turned back to retrieve the tablet, carrying everything out of the cloakroom.
“Getting ready to take a bath.” He casually said: “I’m getting some clothes.”
Ye Wenxuan saw the hallway on the other side and questioned: “This isn’t your house. I remember your decoration is a classical American style.”
Xing Yuan smiled slightly: “This is the new house I bought in the afternoon. Afterward, it’s going to be our home.”
Ye Wenxuan: “?!”
“You…you already finished everything?” He stared at Xing Yuan and pointed at him for half a day, not saying a word for three minutes.
Xing Yuan first took the tablet on a tour. He walked all the way back to the master bedroom and specifically let Ye Wenxuan look at the extremely, extremely, extremely large bed, and then sighed: “No more money.”
Ye Wenxuan: “…”
He wanted to paste Xing Yuan’s face with Durex.
The Xing boss who was becoming more and more unbridled went into the bathroom and placed the tablet on the other side of the sink. He checked for an angle, turning it so that the camera faced the shower. Then he just shamelessly undressed to start showering.
Ye Wenxuan silently swallowed a mouthful of blood then turned to find a pile of physics worksheets. Picking up a pen, he dove right in, preparing to ignore whatever was going on on the tablet.
Less than five minutes later, his bedroom was knocked.
Ye Wenxuan was pondering a physics concept and casually said: “Come in.”
Adonis pushed open the door and said: “Ye, I feel like I should talk to you…”
Ye Wenxuan looked up: “En?”
Ye Wenxuan was confused. Adonis wiped his face and pointed at his desk.
Ye Wenxuan looked in the direction of his finger and happened to see Xing Yuan turn around. Those beautiful muscles shimmered with water, and under the faint light in the dark room, it was fatally sexy.
Adonis: “Cough, cough…”
Ye Wenxuan: “…”
He slapped the tablet onto the table and felt like he had jumped into the Yellow River, unable to wash off this shame.
“That…” Adonis looked at the tablet and then at the physics worksheets on the table. His expression was hesitant: “Ye, the way you relieve stress…is quite interesting…”
Ye Wenxuan: “…Ah?”
Adonis: “You’re actually learning while watching videos, doesn’t that make it even more likely for you to get things wrong?”
Ye Wenxuan: “???” Wait wait, the situation is not what you think!!
He coughed awkwardly: “This…is my boyfriend…we were chatting earlier…”
Ye Wenxuan: “…He took a shower and forgot to turn off his video.”
For a moment, the atmosphere was very awkward.
Adonis adjusted his expression, left the room, closed the door, and then knocked on the door again.
Ye Wenxuan: “…” Is this the process of doing it over and forgetting all about the previous embarrassment?
He got up and opened the door. Sure enough, Adonis said: “Ye, I want to talk to you.”
Ye Wenxuan: “…Alright. Should we go to the living room?”
The living room only had a lamp on. The light was quite dim, evenly spread out around the sofa. It looked pretty warm.
Kathy had already gone to bed. Adonis and Ye Wenxuan sat on the couch. The former pulled out a box of cigarettes and shook it twice, offering one to the latter.
Ye Wenxuan pulled one out of the box and lit it.
The two sat there for a few minutes.
Adonis opened his mouth first: “After you told me the news this afternoon, I tried to contact my previous…colleagues.”
Ye Wenxuan turned and looked at him.
“I didn’t let the soldiers around me find out.” Adonis didn’t look at him, pointing around. Ye Wenxuan knew that he was talking about the people watching them in the building.
Adonis’s lips were almost clenched into a straight line. He pulled up the corners of his mouth: “Sorry, violating the rules during the observation period, is my application for residence becoming more and more far away?”
Ye Wenxuan leaned back on the couch and asked: “Why didn’t you report to us first?”
Adonis sighed: “My brain was a mess, when I came back to my senses I had already stolen someone else’s cell phone. I was so fast that no one noticed.”
He smoked a bit: “Listen to me first.”
Ye Wenxuan gestured for him to continue.
“There are some things I didn’t tell you. After you left this morning, Kathy and I watched the news. Kathy…after seeing the investigation report on Incheon Airport, she suddenly pointed to the wanted criminal notice posted on television and said…”
He squinted and said: “She said, she saw that uncle, he became a monster in the lab.”
Ye Wenxuan’s fingers quivered unconsciously. He glanced quickly at Kathy’s room: “Lab?”
Adonis: “The lab we speak of always refers to the same place.”
The SP Institute.
Ye Wenxuan muttered: “Kathy’s ability is a short-term prediction. What’s her limit? How long into the future can she predict?”
Adonis: “Before we escaped, she could sometimes predict what would happen in a week. But that was very rare and she was too young.”
“Because of this and the information you gave me in the afternoon, I had a very bad feeling. I thought that they must have made a big move, they are really, very dangerous.” He covered his face: “So I…subconsciously opened the window, left the apartment, and stole a man’s cell phone outside the neighborhood. When I came back, I called a US official and he gave me some information.”
Because he had already stayed here for a year, the surveillance was not as rigorous as it used to be. The soldiers did not continue to monitor all of his movements with cameras, which undoubtedly allowed Adonis to take advantage of some loopholes.
Ye Wenxuan didn’t know what to say for a moment. He smoked the cigarette and frowned, looking at the man across from him.
Adonis said slowly: “There’s a website, very hidden, and you can’t log in until you enter a specific code. And for this code, the most common way to obtain it is through an intermediary.”
Ye Wenxuan: “Website?”
Adonis: “SP Institute website.”
## in order to study x passion ##
Xing boss was washing happily on the other end of the tablet.
Adonis: “Ye, where did your video come from? This actor is pretty good!”
Ye Wenxuan: “…”
Xing Yuan dried his hair and walked over, looking down at the camera: “What’s the matter, baby?”
Adonis: “There’s even an interactive portion, Ye, do you usually study with such passion?”
Ye Wenxuan shut down the tablet with one hand and calmly said: “Yes, only learning can make me feel x passion.”
About an hour and a half: 2 pm – 3:30 pm, for 4k characters to 2.3k words.
not actually youtube since it’s china, but i don’t think there’s a smoother term for it