The young master is insane
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Silence took over for some time before the person on the other side spoke, “Bai Luo Yin?”
The voice of the person was steeped with feminine allure. With just three words, it was not hard to tell that she had proper control of her pronunciation, eloquence in her enunciation, and an extremely graceful tone. If her image was based solely on the sound of her voice, one could imagine what a beauty she would be.
Perhaps, Gu Hai’s little heart would have palpitated slightly faster if that voice had sought him out, but instead, it was seeking Bai Luo Yin. That, in itself, was another story.
“Who are you?” Gu Hai immediately asked, feeling a bit annoyed at the wavering tone.
“Sorry, I’m looking for Bai Luo Yin. Can I trouble you to give him the phone, please?” The person asked very courteously.
One of Gu Hai’s brow rose, “If you don’t tell me who you are, I won’t give him the phone.”
There was a silent and awkward pause for a moment. It was as if the person was contemplating on something before she spoke, “I’m his girlfriend.”
Gu Hai scoffed and then laughed at those words. He placed the cellphone receiver in front of his face and shout into it with a particularly aggressive tone, “If you’re his girlfriend then I’m his boyfriend!”
After that, he immediately hung up without giving the person a chance to utter anything else.
Stupid, senseless, delusional…initially, those were the words conjured in Gu Hai’s mind, but soon he felt he had been wrong instead. The person had addressed Bai Luo Yin by his whole name. That could only mean the person did not mistakenly dial the number, she was undoubtedly calling specifically for Bai Luo Yin.
For someone as strong-minded as Gu Hai, his only option was to probe for the truth.
In the other room, Bai Luo Yin was rummaging through the drawer for something. But just as he dug further inside, he suddenly touched something metallic and pulled it out. It was a watch. Although it has been in the drawer and covered up by other things for such a long while, the surface still appeared brand new and shiny like the moment it was gifted to him. The character ‘Hui’ was written on the bottom shell. Needless to say, Shi Hui also has one with the character ‘Yin’ on it. For something of that caliber to be made, the price should not be mentioned. After all, it was a one of a kind custom-made lover’s watch.
As he stared at it, Bai Luo Yin was completely unaware of Gu Hai’s presence behind him.
In just seconds, the watch was suddenly snatched out of his hand.
Gu Hai’s rough thumb ran along the surface of the watch as he smiled, “Not bad. It’s an expensive brand?”
Silence took over the room and Bai Luo Yin seemed reluctant to speak about the topic.
Seeing that no reaction, Gu Hai gave him a quick glance and then turned the watch over to look at the logo embedded on the bottom shell. His once warm dark pupils were promptly reduced by several degrees.
“What’s this? You bastard. I look away for just a second and you’re secretly hiding in your room, reminiscing about your past lover?” Gu Hai kneed Bai Luo Yin’s firm butt.
Heeding him no attention, Bai Luo Yin calmly snatched the watch back and threw it into the drawer without much care. It was written all over his face that he was not in the mood to explain.
Gu Hai, stubborn as he was, was unwilling to let it go. “Are you feeling nostalgic? Can’t keep calm? You must be recalling those loving and romantic days, aren’t you?”
Bai Luo Yin slightly narrowed his eyes, rolled them, and then looked over at Gu Hai with a bit of annoyance welling. When he finally spoke, the negative intonation that muddled in his voice was all too clear.
“Do you find this amusing? I stumbled on while digging through the drawer and looked at it for just a second, that’s all. Look at you, taking things so seriously like a fucking girl.”
“Who are you calling a girl?” Gu Hai’s face blackened as he reached over and pinched Bai Luo Yin’s chin. “What? I can’t joke around with you anymore? Is either of us actually taking it seriously? If you’re not guilty, what are you worried about?”
At those accusing words, a flash of red flames churlishly crossed Bai Luo Yin’s pupils.
In the middle of that bustling exchange, the phone took the lead and rang loudly.
Gu Hai lowered his head for a glance only to see that it was the same number that he has answer previously.
“There, it’s your girlfriend calling again.”
Hearing that, Bai Luo Yin could no longer conceal the sudden change that broke out on his face.
“It’s really your girlfriend?”
Although Gu Hai calmly asked that, his heart was not calm at all. It was instead crashing vigorously against his chest.
Giving him a quick glimpse, Bai Luo Yin simply took the phone and walked out of the room without saying anything.
Gu Hai stood alone in the room with his teeth clenched tightly as if his life depended on it. Every pore in his body was drenched with anger and as it slowly seeped out, it created an invisible smoke that rose from his head. The moment Bai Luo Yin’s expression changed, Gu Hai had already guessed who the person calling was. Subsequently, a chain of questions flooded his mind.
How long have they been in contact? Did he secretly call her when I wasn’t next to him? Didn’t they already break up? How can she still say she’s his girlfriend?…
It is well known that humans are fond of imagining things, especially those in love. They would take those innate feelings, whatever they might be, and express them in the cruelest way— even if it was not of ill-intent.
Since Bai Luo Yin’s back faced Gu Hai, he was not able to see his expression clearly. That led his brain to work its magic by conjuring several absurd scenarios.
Shi Hui, do you miss me?
Yin Zi, I really miss you. Just now, a rotten fellow said he was your boyfriend.
Don’t listen to him. He’s just my younger brother.
Really? Yin Zi, you know… I still love you.
Shhh! Lower your voice, don’t let that bastard hear us. Actually, I still love you as well…
Shit, shit, shit, shit, shit!!! Gu Hai screamed internally as he used those kinds of torturous thoughts to kill himself thousands of times over.
On the contrary, the actual conversation went like this.
“Shi Hui, stop causing trouble, okay? I already said everything I needed to say. I don’t want to repeat it again.”
“Even if we’ve broken up, we can still be friends. Can’t we still chat?”
“To me, breaking up means we’re strangers.”
“Bai Luo Yin, if you really don’t care then there is no need to mind when I call you, right?”
“I don’t mind, but someone else will.”
“…Bai Luo Yin, what do you mean?”
“I already have someone I like. That’s how it is.”
With that said, Bai Luo Yin immediately turned the phone off. Just as he was about to return, Aunt Zou’s voice echoed from the kitchen. “Yin Zi, it’s time to eat. Quickly, call Da Hai too.”
Luckily, that noisy fellow Gu Hai was still in the room.
Bai Luo Yin turned around, knocked on the window and coldly said, “Come out and eat.”
At the small dining table, Gu Hai was able to hide his emotional turmoils extremely well. He happily ate his meal and enjoyed everything placed in front of him. He incessantly asked for food over here and handed that food over there for others. The facade was so well crafted that he even gave Bai Luo Yin a cheerful smile. But Bai Luo Yin knew fully well that that despicable boy was probably up to no good again. If he was not careful, he would be dead like a moth flying towards a glimmering light. It was better to take precautions to avoid igniting that ticking bomb.
That afternoon, Gu Hai left immediately after receiving a phone call while Bai Luo Yin stayed behind with his grandparents. It was only when the sky darkened that he got a call from Gu Hai. There was nothing peculiar with the tone of his voice as he urged Bai Luo Yin to return home quickly.
Staring at Gu Hai’s name on the call history for a few seconds, Bai Luo Yin sighed. He had sensed early on that there was no way Gu Hai was going to let the matter from earlier go so easily.
By the time he arrived home and opened the door, Gu Hai was sitting upright on the sofa with an impassive expression.
Judging from his posture… does he want to start a trial?
Not thinking too much of it, Bai Luo Yin leisurely walked towards him.
“Open it and take a look.” Gu Hai suddenly said rather coolly.
Bai Luo Yin stared blankly for a moment until he noticed a box sitting silently on the tea table.
Feeling rather curious, Bai Luo Yin complied and opened the box. With just one look, his eyes were nearly blinded! Inside the box was a silver necklace, a gold bracelet, a diamond ring, and a brand name watch.
“What are you doing?” Bai Luo Yin asked stupefied.
Gu Hai finally raised his chin to look at him, “It’s all for you.”
Bai Luo Yin took another glance. Everything in the box matched. Let’s reiterate that, there were two of everything.
Giving Bai Luo Yin a glance, Gu Hai got off the sofa and stood next to him. “Here, I’ll help you put it on.” Just as he was about to take his hand, Bai Luo Yin abruptly blocked him.
“Are you crazy? I’m only one person. Why would I wear so many pieces of jewelry?”
When Gu Hai spoke again, he was dreadfully earnest in his words, “You’re not going to be the only one wearing them, I will as well.”
“You didn’t show your face all afternoon because you went to buy these things?”
“There’s more.” Gu Hai said and dragged out a huge chest from the corner. One by one, he brought out each item. There was a wrist band with both their names embroidered on it, a leather belt, a school bag with many faces imprinted on it, and even underpants with their size on it…
When the bottom of the chest was visible, Gu Hai flipped it upside down. The sound of two objects clashing against each other and falling out could be heard. Bai Luo Yin picked it up for a look. It was a pair of nail clippers with their mottos engrained on it…
A husband that doesn’t want to fuck his wife is not a good husband!
Bai Luo Yin was petrified.
For someone like Gu Hai, there was nothing he could not buy, however, for Bai Luo Yin, it was not something that he had ever considered. Now there were items that came in a pair, whether worn on his hands or foot, placed in front of him.
“Where did you get so much money from?” Bai Luo Yin questioned, feeling extremely agitated.
Gu Hai was not the least concerned as he casually placed both of his hands in his pocket while a cigarette hung loosely in his lips.
“My brother gave me about $30,000 before he left.”
“Didn’t you say you wanted to use that money for your living expenses?”
Gu Hai glanced to the side and rested his arm at the edge of the sofa before he faintly said, “There’s still some left. I didn’t spend it all…”
“How much is left?”
Bai Luo Yin turned to look at the box of jewelry only to feel not so optimistic about the situation.
Gu Hai fished around in his pockets for a while before he pulled out about $30 and shoved it in Bai Luo Yin’s hand.
Looking at the remaining crumbled cash, Bai Luo Yin clenched his teeth in anger. Even though the money was not his, he could not help but feel distressed.
“Gu Hai, is it really worth it to take things this far just because of two watches? Even if you didn’t waste all that money, things between her and I are impossible already.”
Like an obedient child, Gu Hai listened quietly, but as the last few words crept into his ears, the expression in his eyes suddenly took a turn for the worse. He walked over to Bai Luo Yin, stopped at his side and looked him straight in the eyes. “Do you really mean what you just said?”
“Why would I lie to you?”
Sparkles of light glistened on Gu Hai’s face as he grabbed Bai Luo Yin by the shoulder and ruthlessly shook him, “Why didn’t you say that earlier?”
Trying to put his anger away, Bai Luo Yin furiously answered, “You didn’t let me explain!”
Gu Hai’s teeth tugged at his lips as he coolly patted Bai Luo Yin’s shoulder, “Come here.”
It only took a millisecond for an ominous premonition to rain on Bai Luo Yin.
They made their way toward the elevator and rode it down to the lowest level. Gu Hai brought a key out to unlock the door to their personal garage.
Displayed in front of Bai Luo Yin were two identical cars: a brand new one and a seemingly older one. The older one was the car that Gu Hai normally drove. With just one glance, Bai Luo Yin already knew where the new car came from without Gu Hai saying anything.
When his gaze shifted slightly to the right, Bai Luo Yin’s face immediately turned green. Two brand new mountain bikes stood silently to the side with a rather cool aura.
The corner of Gu Hai’s eyes caught hold of Bai Luo Yin’s rising anger before he lightly coughed, “Hmm…I was momentarily blinded and bought them on an impulse.”
In a fit of rage, Bai Luo Yin leaped onto Gu Hai’s back and beat him. He held his fist firmly and continued for a few more minutes until he felt his energy drain.
With an extremely disappointed look and feeling somewhat out of breath, Bai Luo Yin then asked, “Where did the money come from?”
“I used the bankbook that my mom left me.”
At those words, Bai Luo Yin wanted to cry, “Don’t tell me you bought a house too?”
Gu Hai looked to the side, then back at him. When he spoke again, there was a hint of reluctance in his voice, “You already know how expensive houses are nowadays. There’s only a bit of money left in the bankbook, so wait until I…”
“Ha, ha, ha……”
Bai Luo Yin lost his temper as he roared into the air. Fuming with rage, he clutched Gu Hai by the neck and angrily stared at him as if trying to bore a hole through him. He wanted to curse at him but nothing came out. Everything that he wanted to say was stuck in the corner of his lips.
After his anger gradually diminished, he released Gu Hai with the little energy he had left. Then he crouched down against the corner of a wall and remained completely silent.
As a twinge rose in his heart, Bai Luo Yin felt utterly sorry toward Gu Hai’s mother for her son’s impulsive actions. In reality, it was not the money that made him feel that way. He knew Gu Hai had money. It was just that this kind of feeling made the pit of his stomach tangle in a knot.
 直呼其名: in China, to address sb. by name without using the honorific, indicate familiarity or over-familiarity