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Chen Keying didn’t get into fights.  She was probably the sweetest, loving, most adorable little girl on the whole planet.  She was also Chen Yuzhi’s little sister and that man couldn’t hurt a fly if he tried (thing was, he could hurt someone if he wanted to, but he just chose not to).  So, when Chen Yuzhi got a call from Keying's school saying that she had gotten into a fight, he was more than surprised.  Of course, he was busy with patients at the moment and he couldn’t just leave, so he knew that meant that he would have to send Jiang Yuelou and while he didn’t exactly want to send him, he didn’t have a choice.  So he gave the police commissioner a call and told him what happened, instructing him to not cause a scene before he hung up, knowing that the meeting could either go really well or really bad.


When Jiang Yuelou walked into Keying’s school, dressed in his black police uniform, his black coat fluttering behind him, the students and teachers quickly got out of his way, since the man had a bit (more than a bit but that’s beside the point) of a reputation.  He continued down the hall, a dark look on his face as he headed to the principal’s office, opening the door.  When he stepped inside, he saw Keying sitting on one side, looking like a perfect angel, while on the other side sat a boy about Keying’s age, his face covered in blood and bruises, his mother and father sitting on either side of him.  He smirked at the sight of the kid before he looked at the principal, whose eyes were wide in surprise.

         “Sorry I’m late.  I just got off of a case when I got the call” he explained.  The principal blinked a few times before he cleared his throat and shook his head.

         “Y-You’re not Dr. Chen” he stammered.  Jiang Yuelou smirked.

         “No, I’m not.  I’m his husband, Commissioner Jiang Yuelou” he answered before his face darkened and he glared over at the boy and his parents.

         “What, exactly, are we doing here?” he asked.  The principal gulped before he motioned to the boy and Keying.

         “I think they should explain” he answered.  Jiang Yuelou huffed and crossed his arms as he looked over at the boy.

         “Well?  What did you do?” he demanded.  The mother’s eyes widened as she looked up at him.

         “What did my son do?!  It’s more like what that brat of yours did!  Can’t you see what she did to his face?!  She’s a monster!” she exclaimed.  Jiang Yuelou narrowed his eyes.

         “Ma’am—” he started and Keying looked up at him with wide eyes; she knew that tone.  That was Jiang Yuelou’s warning tone and she had only been on the receiving end of that tone once and my god did she never want to have that tone directed at her ever again.

         “I’d advise you to watch your tone with me” he hissed and the woman couldn’t help but flinch.  Jiang Yuelou then turned towards Keying, who lowered her gaze in shame, and his face immediately softened as he knelt before her, reaching out to place a hand on her knee.

         “A-Ying…what happened?” he murmured.  Keying lifted her head and looked at him before she looked over at the boy and pointed at him.

         “He kept pulling my hair and pinching me and calling me names.  I told him to stop it and to leave me alone but he didn’t stop and kept doing it.  I told him that if he didn’t leave alone I was going to punch him but he didn’t listen.  So…I hurt him” she murmured.  Jiang Yuelou’s eyes widened and slowly turned his head to look at the boy and his family, his gaze dangerous. 

         “He was just teasing you because he liked you.  That’s all.  There was no need to get violent” the boy’s father argued.  Jiang Yuelou shook his head as he slowly stood to his feet, glowering at the family.

         “She told you to stop.  She told you to leave her alone.  She didn’t want him to touch her.  He should have stopped” he growled.  The parents and boy cowered under Jiang Yuelou’s gaze as the principal cleared his throat, causing Jiang Yuelou to turn his attention to him, making him flinch.  He then took a deep breath before he looked at Jiang Yuelou.

         “Commissioner Jiang, you know we’re going to have to reprimand Keying—” he started.

         “You’re going to reprimand my daughter for self-defense?!” Jiang Yuelou hissed as he pointed to the boy.

         “He’s the one who should be punished, not Keying!” he exclaimed.  The principal gulped, trying to figure a way of this mess, just as Chen Yuzhi arrived.

         “Sorry I’m late, I was busy with patients” he apologized before he looked over at Jiang Yuelou.

         “What’s happening?” he asked.  Jiang Yuelou huffed and pointed to the boy.

         “Keying’s in trouble because that brat kept pulling her hair, pinching her and calling her names.  She told him to stop but he didn’t listen so she retaliated” he explained.  Chen Yuzhi’s eyes widened before he turned to look at Keying.

         “Is this true?” he asked.  Keying looked up at him and nodded.

         “Yes gege” she whispered.  Chen Yuzhi took a deep breath before he looked at the principal.

         “And?  How are you going to punish him?” he asked, motioning to the boy.  The mother’s eyes widened and she shot to her feet, getting in Chen Yuzhi’s face.

         “Of course you’d take her side, she’s your daughter.  But she’s the one who should be punished for hurting my son!” she shrieked.  Chen Yuzhi just looked at her calmly as Jiang Yuelou grabbed his arm and pulled him behind him as he stepped in front of him, acting as a barrier between him and the mother.  The mother gulped and took a step back as Jiang Yuelou narrowed his eyes.

         “Let me tell you something about my daughter, ma’am.  She doesn’t get into fights.  We’ve taught her to not use violence unless she absolutely has to.  So, if she gets into a fight, it means she didn’t feel safe and was just protecting herself.  She only picks fights with those who deserve to get their ass kicked.  And your son obviously deserved that” he hissed.  The mother’s mouth fell open in shock as Chen Yuzhi looked at her, his normally kind eyes cold.

         “You should teach your son to respect people’s boundaries and if someone tells him to stop, he stops” he added.  The boy’s father stood up this time and stormed over to Chen Yuzhi, grabbing him by the front of his shirt.

         “How dare you tell me how to parent my own son” he snarled.

         “Well, someone should” Chen Yuzhi replied as Jiang Yuelou narrowed his eyes at the man.

         “I suggest you get your hands off my husband before I cause a scene because I will arrest you for assaulting an officer” he threatened.  The boy’s father frowned as Chen Yuzhi reached into his pocket and pulled out his official police badge that he had been issued so that he could flash it whenever he entered a scene.  The boy’s father’s eyes widened and he quickly released Chen Yuzhi’s shirt, Chen Yuzhi straightening it as Jiang Yuelou turned to the principal.

         “We’ll be going now.  But if you’re going to punish my daughter—” he started before he pointed at the boy.

         “I expect him to be punished as well.  Because if he’s not…then you’re going to have a real problem on your hands” he warned.  The principal gulped and nodded as Chen Yuzhi held out his hand to Keying.

         “Come Keying” he murmured.  Keying nodded and took his hand, both of them walking out as Jiang Yuelou followed behind, sending the principal, the boy, and his parents all a warning look before he continued after Chen Yuzhi and Keying.


When Keying, Jiang Yuelou, and Chen Yuzhi arrived home, they all headed into the living room so that they could have a talk.  Chen Yuzhi and Keying sat on the couch as Jiang Yuelou knelt before them, both men looking at Keying, who was hanging her head.

         “A-Ying…your brother and I aren’t mad at you; you know that right?” Jiang Yuelou asked softly.  Keying lifted her head and looked at him and Chen Yuzhi with big teary eyes, surprise on her face.

         “Really?” she whispered.  Chen Yuzhi nodded as he stroked her hair.

         “We’re not mad, sweetheart.  We’re very proud of you that you stood up for yourself” he replied before he sighed.

         “While I would have preferred you go to a teacher about it, I understand why you did what you did” he explained.  Keying looked up at him and frowned.

         “But I did tell a teacher and she said the same thing that the boy’s father did!” she exclaimed.  Chen Yuzhi’s eyes widened before he looked over at Jiang Yuelou, whose eyes were dark and murderous.  The two men then looked at each other before Chen Yuzhi sighed.

         “Looks like we’re going to have to have another talk with that principal” he murmured. 

         “Am I allowed to cause a scene this time?” Jiang Yuelou asked.  Chen Yuzhi smirked.

         “Sure” he agreed.  Jiang Yuelou smiled darkly before he looked at Keying and smiled, his smile much softer and fonder.

         “I’m very proud of you, Keying” he declared, leaning forward to press a kiss to Keying’s forehead.  Keying giggled as she looked at him.

         “I just used what you taught me” she stated.  Jiang Yuelou smiled.

         “I know, that’s why I’m so proud” he replied.  Chen Yuzhi sighed and shook his head.

         “You are a terrible influence” he murmured.  Jiang Yuelou looked up at him and smirked.

         “No, I am a great influence” he countered.  Chen Yuzhi rolled his eyes and huffed fondly as Jiang Yuelou leaned forward, pecking him on the lips.  Chen Yuzhi’s eyes widened and Keying made a soft gagging sound, causing Jiang Yuelou to turn and look at her.

         “What?  I’m his husband, I’m allowed to kiss him as much as I want, whenever and wherever I want” he stated before he reached out and began tickling Keying, who let out shrieks and giggles of delight.

         “Daddy!  Daddy, stop!” she exclaimed.  Jiang Yuelou chuckled as he stopped tickling Keying before looking up at Chen Yuzhi, who was looking at both of them fondly.  He smiled softly before he pushed himself to his feet, making Chen Yuzhi and Keying look up at him.

         “It’s dinner time” he declared.  Keying let out a delighted gasp.

         “Can we make dumplings?” she asked.  Jiang Yuelou smiled.

         “Sure” he agreed before he looked over at Chen Yuzhi.

         “Does that sound good to you, dear?” he asked.  Chen Yuzhi smiled and nodded.

         “It sounds wonderful” he agreed as he pushed himself to his feet before he held out his hand to Keying.

         “Come on, let’s go make those dumplings” he declared.  Keying grinned as she took his hand and hopped off the couch, grabbing Jiang Yuelou’s hand as well before practically dragging both men into the kitchen so that they could make dumplings together.  And while Chen Yuzhi and Jiang Yuelou were going to have to have a little chat with the principal tomorrow, they weren’t going to let that dampen their mood or ruin their family time.