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Once they returned home, Bai Luo Yin made a beeline to the bathroom to take a shower while Gu Hai went to sit on the sofa. He tried to calm himself as he stared at the tray of fruit in front of him—there were several bunches of grapes strung together.
After Bai Luo Yin finished, he walked out only to find Gu Hai sitting in the position, however, there was one more tray of fruit in his hands. The grapes that had once strung neatly together had all been plucked off of its’ branches, one by one, and the reddish purple juice that flowed out of them covered the entire tray.
How astonishingly sharp of Bai Luo Yin!
In just a few seconds, he was able to decipher Gu Hai’s train of thoughts. After pushing the bedroom door open, he couldn’t help but to clandestinely curse at him for soliciting trouble, but just as he was about to walk in, Gu Hai’s icy cold voice sounded, forcing his footsteps to halt.
“Come back!” Gu Hai shouted, his hands slammed harshly on the table while his eyes seethed.
Bai Luo Yin stood still in front of the door as his eyes swept toward Gu Hai. He asked coldly, “What?”
“Give me an explanation.”
The concern Gu Hai was alluding to was as clear as day—that being, regarding Bai Luo Yin having had carried Shi Hui on his back to pluck grapes back then.
“What is there to explain? We were dating at the time. It’s only normal to do those kinds of things. What right do you have to say that to me? You slept with Jin Lulu! If you want to put it that way, then shouldn’t I cut off your fucking dick?!”
Hearing those warring words, Gu Hai had nothing else to say.
By the time Bai Luo Yin squeezed himself into the room and settled into the sheets, it was already a little past eleven o’clock. Just as he shut his eyes, the overwhelming exhaustion that overtook him for the entire day finally kicked in at full force.
While he was trying to let his eyes rest, a pair of annoying legs suddenly stretched over and hovered above his legs before coyly resting on top. Those legs rubbed against his—as if molesting them over and over again until his scalp became numb with anger. Eventually, Bai Luo Yin could no longer bear it and angrily rebuked.
“Let me sleep in peace!”
At those words, Gu Hai placed his hands on Bai Luo Yin’s head and turned it toward him. In the dark night, the pitch-black eyes staring back into his were saturated with brilliant rays of light that would undoubtedly frighten anyone who gazed upon them.
“Can’t you talk to me a bit nicer?”
Forcing some strength into his hand, Bai Luo Yin firmly grabbed Gu Hai’s wrist. “Haven’t I been talking to you like that?”
“Are you sure? You’ve been having that attitude with me.”
Gu Hai was nearly beaten by Bai Luo Yin because of those accusing words.
“Tell me, who don’t I have this kind of attitude with?” Bai Luo Yin asked as his brows pinched together into a frown.
“You don’t have this attitude with her!”
Knowing that Gu Hai would hunt around for trouble again, Bai Luo Yin had been mentally preparing himself, but now that he was facing it, he was still extremely infuriated by him.
“What kind of attitude did you see me have towards her? When she stood and waited outside the classroom, did you see me go over and accompany her? When we ate, did I pick any food for her? Or are you saying I tried to stop her from leaving just now?”
Gu Hai’s eyes were smothered with darkness as he looked at Bai Luo Yin in anger. Undeterred, he managed to stress out each syllable. “If I wasn’t there, you would have definitely done that.”
Bai Luo Yin immediately flared up as he threw his fist and smacked Gu Hai’s chest.
“Get the fuck out of here!”
“You’re telling me to leave?” Gu Hai sternly asked before his elbow pressed cruelly into Bai Luo Yin’s lower abdomen.
Not one to back down, Bai Luo Yin kicked Gu Hui’s calves several times while yelling at him. “Yeah, that’s right! Fucking leave! I don’t want to sleep with an unreasonable person!”
As Gu Hai’s anger rose, he grabbed Bai Luo Yin’s collar and pulled him closer to him. “You don’t want to sleep with me? Do you want to sleep with her? You want to fuck her, don’t you? You fucking bastard, you want to fuck her?”
The blood in Bai Luo Yin’s body boiled, causing the pressure to rise. Every ounce of patience he once held was completely exhausted as his firm fist swept across Gu Hai’s face. This time, the strength was more than before. Even Gu Hai himself thought that his nose and heart felt the same grievance.
I only said one sentence about her and you actually went as far as to use this much strength? Who has hit me before? Bai Luo Yin, in my entire life I have only suffered under your fist.
Gu Hai’s bizarre way of thinking was the direct cause of their fight, as they gripped each other’s hair and wielded their fists at one another while kicking each other. After their bed was torn apart, the fight persisted until they fell off the bed. But even as their bodies struck the floor, they still did not pull their hands back.
In truth, they were not entirely willing to fight. It was Bai Luo Yin’s hands the ones that had more strength, while Gu Hai’s mouth was foul and full of sarcasm. If he had not said anything, perhaps Bai Luo Yin would have only hit him a few times and stop, but unfortunately, Gu Hai incessantly provoked him.
In the end, feeling deeply angered from the embarrassment that rose in his head, Bai Luo Yin let his feet smash into Gu Hai’s crotch.
That last kick made Gu Hai utterly disappointed. He saw nothing but red as he stood up and turned away to walk toward the door.
Having caught sight of Gu Hai’s expression and his immediate response, Bai Luo Yin felt his own chest tighten. He swiftly stood up and caught hold of Gu Hai.
“Let go,” Gu Hai said monotonously.
Not one to easily back off, Bai Luo Yin yanked Gu Hai by the collar of his shirt and pulled with all his might before dragging him toward the bed.
Once he got him on the bed, he pressed his entire weight on Gu Hai and held down pressing on his shoulders. His breathing was heavy as he looked down at him, seemingly confused. Soon, beads of sweat dripped down from his forehead and landed on Gu Hai’s bare chest.
Their eyes locked, but neither uttered a word.
After a long while, Bai Luo Yin suddenly lowered his head and released the strength at the lower half of his body. He slowly lied on top of Gu Hai and nestled his head near his collarbone, causing the sweat on his face to rub on his chest. All the while, his hair scattered loosely alongside Gu Hai’s ear, unintentionally teasing it.
His breath was a harsh rasp in his ears and his heartbeats were sprinting excessively toward the same location.
“Gu Hai, am I such a despicable person in your heart?”
At that moment, Gu Hai’s stiffened body loosened a bit. When Bai Luo Yin held him down, his heart had already melted into a pool of water.
The moment he heard the grievance in that question, the anger that took control of him completely disappeared. His hands dug into Bai Luo Yin’s hair before gently caressing it. Then he faintly replied, “No.”
“Then why are you being so stubborn?”
Gu Hai frankly said, “I don’t know.”
“In that case, can you trust me a bit more?”
Without responding, Gu Hai picked his head slightly up and kissed Bai Luo Yin, feeling the sincerity that flowed between their lips as they mutually sought out one another.
In truth, he believed in Bai Luo Yin unconditionally—believed in his character, conducts and that his own intuition was not so poor. But then… why was he still tormented? But the thing that was not even he could clearly say why. Perhaps it was all for the sake of being impervious to reasons.
Half an hour later, they picked up the quilt from the floor as if nothing had happened and shamelessly embraced each other to sleep.
The next day, Bai Luo Yin went straight to Yang Meng’s classroom the moment self-study period was over.
Yang Meng was quite surprised when he walked out of his classroom only to see Bai Luo Yin staring at him with contempt. Seeing that, he nonchalantly patted his shoulder and asked, “Could it be ah… why is it that you’re looking actually for me?”
Without wasting any time, Bai Luo Yin pulled Yang Meng into a corner and began to interrogate him. “Did you tell Shi Hui my cellphone number?”
Yang Meng paused for a second and then questioned back, “Why are you suddenly asking me that?”
Just hearing that confirmed Bai Luo Yin’s suspicion as he faced Yang Meng and whacked him three times on the head.
“You fucking… she came back!”
“It can’t be.” Yang Meng stuttered, “She… she… she actually came back?”
Bai Luo Yin’s eyes darkened as he indignantly rebuked, “These are all your good doings.”
“Shit, Yin Zi, you’re too cool! With just one phone call you got her to come back. Your talent is no small matter!” Yang Meng cheerfully patted Bai Luo Yin’s shoulder again, “Tell me, did you come here to thank me?”
“I should fucking thank you alright!” Bai Luo Yin cursed between his gritted teeth.
With a mischievous smile still smothering his face, Yang Meng continued speaking. “Stop pretending already. You’re actually really happy, aren’t you?”
Bai Luo Yin took a deep breath and turned to leave.
It was only then that Yang Meng realized that Bai Luo Yin’s complexion was unpleasant. He chased after him and explained, “Yin Zi, listen to me. I didn’t want to tell her, but she kept on begging me. You already know that I’m a soft-hearted person. It also didn’t help that she was crying so miserably on the other side of the phone. How could I be so heartless?”
Bai Luo Yin let out a long sigh, then stopped and asked him, “What did you talk to her about?”
“I didn’t say much. She just asked about how things were recently, so I just told her honestly. Oh, that’s right, I made sure to mention your new status as Major General Gu’s stepson. Hehehe…”
Those two words alone made Bai Luo Yin’s entire face turn green, while the traitor standing beside him fearlessly continued speaking as if unafraid of death. “Yin Zi, to tell you the truth, you two can reconcile. Since she came back to you, you should think about it for a bit. She would definitely stay if you tell her to. Didn’t you two break up because of the distance? Now that she’s back, that won’t be a problem anymore. Are you still not going to seize this opportunity?”
“We didn’t break up because of that. We were never right for each other, to begin with.”
“Not right?” Yang Meng’s eyes were twinkling. “It is because of your family’s status? Well, there are no differences now! Her dad may be a government official, but your stepdad’s status is higher than hers!”
Bai Luo Yin stretched out one of his hands to stop him. “That’s enough, don’t say any more.”
With that he quietly left, leaving a bewildered Yang Meng behind.
After he returned to his classroom, the cellphone in his school-bag kept on vibrating. He took it out only to see one message from Shi Hui on the screen.
“Do you have any free time at noon tomorrow? Come chat with me. I’m leaving in a few days.”
Without thinking about it, Bai Luo Yin tossed it to the person behind him.
“Reply back for me.”
With just one look at the message, Gu Hai’s heart froze.
You bastard! You intentionally threw this difficult problem at me. If I don’t reply back, it would mean I don’t trust you. If I do, I am purposely making it difficult for myself!
“Should I reply back?” Bai Luo Yin casually asked.
Gu Hai hesitated before asking, “Do you want to go?”
Bai Luo Yin genuinely replied, “I want to go.”
Gu Hai laughed until his face became numb, “Then just go. Don’t let her good intention go to waste.”
Bai Luo Yin smiled faintly, “Then you go back first.”
Gu Hai never thought that typing the word ‘okay’ on a cellphone could be such a difficult task. That kind of feeling was exactly the same as sending one’s son to the battleground. Whether he returned or not was one thing, but more importantly, would he himself still be alive while waiting for him to return?
After sending the message, Gu Hai passed the phone back to Bai Luo Yin.
Then he squeezed out some words, “I believe in you unconditionally.”
The corner of Bai Luo Yin’s mouth perked up, “Thanks.”