‘5 Lessons in Happiness: Baby Maybe’ follows the story of the long-time gay couple, Feng (played by Sean Zhao) and Fang (played by Kuang Tian), and the student Lily (played by Peggy Wu).
Wait, how exactly does a girl fit into this gay couple story? Curious? Keep on reading. Fair warning though, spoilers are ahead.
The story starts with the high school biology teacher Liu Cheng Feng who’s looking at the nursery of a hospital. Feng believes that the meaning of life is to put yourself out there and truly love someone. While ruminating, Feng gets joined by Lily and together they go to the parking lot with Feng thinking that in order to build a family with the one he loves, he has to cheat. A man observes them from a distance as they leave the hospital.
A month earlier.
Lily is in a bio lab where she’s supposed to put away an embryo specimen when she suddenly feels nauseous. She spots an octopus on the floor and then falls unconscious. Her classmates say that they heard Lily has psychic abilities and the specimen lab is too grim and ominous for her.
However, the nurse at the clinic disagrees and tells Feng that Lily just doesn’t know she’s pregnant. The school nurse complains that ever since winter break, minor students have been asking her about abortion. Lily, who’s on the bed, sneakily listening, suddenly stands up and asks the nurse for a pad, implying she has her period.
Inside Feng’s car, Lily asks about ghosts. Lily says that she felt something while holding the baby. Feng rebukes her for calling an embryo a baby. Embryos are just fertilized eggs under transformation, he says. Lily asks if an embryo is not a baby. Feng hands her some hand-outs and says no, an embryo is a cell tissue undergoing cell division thus, you can’t call an embryo, cycas, or a capsule a pine tree.
They arrive at Feng’s house, having completely forgotten that he’s supposed to drop off Lily first. Lily tells him it’s okay and she can walk to her house. Unbeknownst to them, they are being watched from inside Feng’s house through a camera. The watcher is Fang, who’s currently sharpening a wooden knife as he furiously watches Feng and Lily talk.
Lily alights Feng’s car and part ways with Feng who moves to go inside his house. As soon as he steps inside though, Fang puts the knife against his neck and interrogates him about Lily. Fang asks if Feng is cheating on him with his student. Fang corners him but Feng sensuously asks him if that turns him on, while groping Fang. The two start making out (in front of a window!) without knowing that Lily’s about to come to bring back Feng’s handouts. Lily knocks on the door and then spots the two men passionately making out.