Can We Be More Honest

Chapter 12: Not compatible

It was Xu Xu’s first time living with someone else since she was thirteen.

This kind of experience where the blankets were warm before you get in bed and two cups of rice were used when cooking was exceptionally novel. 

She took a week of vacation from the studio to fully immerse herself in life as the newly promoted Mrs. Lu.

It happened that Lu Teng wasn’t very busy either and the two of them holed up in their home, fruitfully experiencing the happiness of newlyweds.

Discovering that neither of them like to wash dishes and that Lu Teng’s house just happened to have an empty space in the kitchen, Xu Xu excitedly ordered a dishwasher online and even selected express delivery from the same city.


She ordered in the morning and when they finished eating at noon, Xu Xu looked at the dishes on the table, a little depressed. “If I’d known, I would’ve ordered it sooner.”

Lu Teng thought it funny as he looked at her expression of great bitterness. “Before, did you just use your plates once and throw them out?”

Xu Xu shook her head. “I wish, but my family doesn’t own a mine.”

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Mbwp, pbl oldv kd okvb y nzlya nsdpnkldnl, vssj vbl yrasd qasx clbkde vbl essa, yde sd bla vkrvslp, blzrle bkx rwv kv sd.

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Fzldela yaxp pwaaswdele bkp lyap, yde zsolakdt bkp lulp, kv oyp bla nyzx yde elzknyvl qynl.

It was like an embrace.


His newly wedded wife sent herself into his arms, if he didn’t do anything, was he still human?

Lu Teng swallowed, grabbing her waist and pulling her to him.

The remaining space between the two people disappeared in an instant.

Xu Xu collided with Lu Teng’s chest, still somewhat dazed. She raised her head and faced the man’s face that came down.

Living together these couple days, she was already very familiar with the look in Lu Teng’s eyes when he wanted to do bad things.

Deep, strong, with some oppressive black.

She couldn’t help gripping the string behind his neck that she hadn’t tied yet.

When there was 0.01 centimeters between them, the crisp sound of the doorbell rang.

Xu Xu immediately opened her eyes, pushed Lu Teng away, turned around, and ran away toward the outside. “Dishwasher, dishwasher! My dishwasher!”

The apron that hadn’t been tied was thrown on the floor just like this.

Lu Teng: “…”

Xu Xu ran to the entrance hall, quietly letting out a breath as she held her face.


Driving as soon as they disagreed, she really couldn’t take it…

The movements of the worker that came to do the installation was very swift. Not twenty minutes later, everything was done.

Xu Xu examined it with a sense of novelty. “It washes very cleanly!”

Lu Teng leaned against the doorway, and indifferently answered.

Lifting his hand, he glanced at his watch. It was almost one.

He knocked on the door. “Let’s go take a noon nap?”

Xu Xu’s life was disciplined and structured, she would drink a cup of milk and sleep for an hour at this time every day.

She shook her head. “The organization container I just bought today also arrived. I’m going to organize my closet, you go to sleep first.”

Lu Teng lowered his eyes, a layer of darkness rose from the bottom of his eyes.

Thus, Xu Xu sat cross legged on the floor in front of the closet at noon and very seriously took out one by one the clothes that belonged to the two of them that were mixed together. She made two stacks, left and right.

The newly bought underwear container was in a light colored long box, perfect for putting it at the bottom of the closet.

She pulled her underwear out from the pile of clothes, and carefully rolled them up like sushi standing.


After finishing hers, she glanced at the dark colored men’s boxers on the left side. Licking her lips, she sneakily set the clothes that she had stacked already on top of them.

Before she could sigh in relief, someone suddenly spoke from behind her. “I can’t find my clothes that way.”

Xu Xu jumped in fright, she almost fell head first into the closet.

She turned around. Lu Teng laid on his side on the bed, supporting his head as he looked over, very much awake.

“Didn’t you go to sleep?”

Lu Teng patted the bed. “I can’t fall asleep alone.”

He continued with the topic just now. “Why didn’t you organize my underwear?”

Xu Xu’s face instantly flushed red.

“I did. I put them away nicely.”

Lu Teng pointed at the box by her hand that was just put away. “They have to be that way too, rolled up standing in a line.”


Xu Xu’s fingers moved. Just as she was about to pick up the pile of clothes that was meant to conceal but made it worse, a pair of hands wrapped around her waist and directly brought her to the bed.


“Forget about it, I’ll take care of it myself. Now, accompany me for a noon nap?”

The bitterness of the noon naps these past few days were still vivid, Xu Xu was severely traumatized by these two words.

She hurriedly pulled his hands away. “I still have to wash the clothes.”

Lu Teng didn’t move, he was calm. “I already washed them.”

Xu Xu: “I have to prepare lessons.”

“You’re on marriage leave right now, what lessons are you preparing?”


Out of excuses.

Lu Teng lowered his eyes. He was silent for a moment, then asked with uncertainty, “My skills are bad?”

Indeed, every time it came to this matter, she was rather contradictory.

Lu Teng thought about it. Except for the first time that was unexpectedly terrible, he personally felt that he performed normally the few times after that… probably.

Now, being rejected the nth time he tactfully proposed the matter, he was hurt. He pressed the woman on the bed and asked unyieldingly, “How bad is it? Is it very bad?”

Xu Xu didn’t know how the topic turned from noon nap to bedroom skills, it took a long time before she reacted. Her cheeks flushed immediately, the red color extended to her neck. She was so embarrassed she wanted to knock him out with a smack.

Receiving no reply, Lu Teng thought it was more effective to communicate while practicing. He pressed her waist and began to undo the pajama shirt…

At the crucial moment, Song Yuanyuan’s call saved Xu Xu.

She rolled off the bed, went to the bathroom to wash her face, and cautiously stuck her head out. Lu Teng was currently sprawled on his back on the bed, one arm over his eyes, gasping to suppress his reaction.

Xu Xu felt that it really was a bit too much for her to be like this. She heard that men were like this when they first start, they can’t stop once they’ve tasted meat. She should be understanding, she can’t keep on hiding from it.

After she changed, she crouched by the bed and lightly kissed him at the corner of his mouth. “Sorry, it’s been a very long time since I’ve seen Yuanyuan. We’ll just have afternoon tea and I’ll be back very soon, I promise.”

Lu Teng didn’t move, he sounded depressed, “We’re continuing when you come back.”

He paused. “Three times.”

Xu Xu was quiet, then she smashed him in the face with a pillow and fled with her bag.

The muffled sound of the door closing came from the doorway.

Lu Teng calmed down for a few minutes, moved his arm away, and stared at the ceiling, spacing out.

After a few seconds, he felt for his phone beside the pillow and searched on Baidu: How can a man improve his skills?

Links loaded on the page, there were plenty of similar questions. Lu Teng felt somewhat comforted in his heart.

In the replies, most of them were ads for all kinds of  health supplements for men.

Some of the replies with many likes were “Just practice more with your girlfriend” and “The work isn’t important, the capital is where the flaw is at.”

Lu Teng: “…”

Just as he entered a state of deep self-doubt, the doorbell suddenly rang. 

Xu Xu had bought a lot of household items online these past few days, so he didn’t think it strange. He casually straightened the T-shirt he was wearing and got up to open the door.

The door hadn’t been opened fully yet when a woman’s voice shot over: “How much longer are you going to hide from me?”

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