The TWO YOUNGSTERS’ INTERNAL STRIFE!
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On the road, Gu Hai swerved and turned the car several times. As he took quick and sharp turns at various corners, avoiding other cars along the way, he too was engendered with confusion that left him somewhat dazed. Meanwhile, the beautiful woman continued to remain calm and quiet in the back seat. Once Gu Hai felt that the surrounding areas were secure, he slowly turned the car back along the main road that he had previously driven from.
“Turn at the traffic light ahead.” The woman suddenly opened her mouth to speak, her tone not the least bit perturbed.
Although Gu Hai felt grateful for this turn of events, it was only when she spoke did he remember that there was actually someone sitting back there.
“I was being surrounded by a group of men. If you didn’t happen to be where you were, it would have been hard to escape.” As he said this, there was a faint discernable smile smeared at the corner of Gu Hai’s lips. Now fully aware of the other person, he glanced at her through the rearview mirror.
The woman’s voice was gentle when she finally spoke again, “I could tell.”
Seemingly surprised at the response, Gu Hai asked “You could tell?”
“I knew you were in trouble the moment you rudely harassed me.”
This was the first time Gu Hai had ever heard a girl say the word ‘harass’ so many times. He thought to himself:
How can such a young and beautiful girl that drives a relatively fancy car like this also have such a bold and unconstrained behavior? She’s not that kind of person, is she?
“Aren’t you afraid I’ll kidnap and sell you?” Gu Hai asked trying to probe for some answers.
As one of her brows slightly rose, the woman laughed, exposing what can be described as a simple yet contented set of dimples.
“You’re not that kind of person.”
“You could also tell something like that?” Gu Hai turned around and gave her another quick glance.
Slightly smiling, she nodded her head, “Intuition.”
Feeling apathetic, Gu Hai had nothing else to say. At first, he wanted to find a gas station to fill the tank up in return for her kind gesture, but when he felt around in his pockets, he remembered that all his money were already gone. In the end, all he could do was give her an apology.
“You’re a resident of Beijing?” She asked.
“No wonder, your accent sounded so familiar! Are you here on a trip or visiting relatives?”
“Visiting relatives. You’re a local here?”
“My parents are in Qingdao but I’m attending school in Beijing for now. Hey, you’re also studying, right? From your appearance, you look no more than 20 years old.”
Gu Hai laughed, “You’re the first to say that I’m young. My wife always says that I’m old.”
Taken aback by those words, said in such a natural manner, the woman’s eyes burrowed into his face. In just seconds, her brows rose to match that of the incoming question, “You already have a wife?”
“Yeah, I got married early!!” Gu Hai said with a bright smile stretching from ear to ear.
“……” At a loss, the woman could find nothing else to say.
When he was just one route away from the apartment, Gu Hai slowly stopped the car and expressed his gratitude one last time.
Still somewhat startled at his previous statement, the woman took the initiative to speak first, “Give me your phone number so that we can always keep in touch.”
“My number always changes, so it’s no use even if you know it.” With an insouciant air, Gu Hai opened the car door and stepped out.
The woman followed. Once she was able to take a good look at Gu Hai, her eyes were overflowing with ripples that resonated to and fro with the words, ‘don’t be like this.’
“I’ve helped you with such a huge matter and you don’t even want to give me your number? Aren’t you just being too stingy about it? Look, I didn’t even demand any gas money either,” said the woman in a contemptuous tone of voice.
Thinking through the circumstances, Gu Hai was already welling with anxiety. Even worse, the strength in his affected leg has yet to return. All he could think about was urgently returning to Bai Luo Yin. He did not want to continue nor did he have the time to waste dealing with this unnecessary tease.
“The phone was already taken by those people. I really have to change it.”
Hearing that, the woman did not make things awkward or difficult for him again. Afterwards, she merely waved her hands, “Then we’ll meet again if fated to.”
After saying that, she pulled out a small bottle of perfume, faced Gu Hai’s back and fiercely sprayed it several times.
As Gu Hai walked away, he was rather puzzled at her action. So much so that he lifted his arm and sniffed his own clothes.
Do I stink or something? Why the hell did she spray perfume on me?……Whatever, I have to hurry back to Yin Zi!
When Bai Luo Yin was unable to get in contact with Gu Hai, he was compelled by this urgent need to give Gu Yang a call. Once connected, Gu Yang told Bai Luo Yin that Gu Hai did not pull through with their appointment. A couple of silent moments later, Bai Luo Yin told Gu Yang the situation at hand and after thoroughly understanding everything, Gu Yang repeatedly warned him not to be reckless and go out.
No words could be said to quell Bai Luo Yin’s worrying mind. Even after hanging up on the call, he remained waiting in the room, full of trepidation, as if he was sitting on pins and needles.
After what seemed like an eternity, there was finally a knock at the door.
Getting up, Bai Luo Yin quickly rushed to open it and was met with Gu Hai standing outside, grimacing in pain.
“What happened?” Without delay, Bai Luo Yin reached out to support him.
Actually, in this moment, Gu Hai’s leg was more or less better already. But, once he saw the deep concern that was painted intensely in Bai Luo Yin’s eyes, even his good leg was pierced with pain.
With his arm resting on Bai Luo Yin’s shoulders for support, they entered the room. The entire way in, he cried out ‘ouch’ and ‘shit’ as if he was in extreme pain and gushing blood.
“Exactly what happened?” Bai Luo Yin asked again.
Abiding by Bai Luo Yin’s worried insistence, Gu Hai took to telling him the situation that he had gone through. The only thing was, he changed the beautiful woman into a young man instead. At first, this narrative had a trace of drama tangled in it already. Now that it was coupled with Gu Hai’s dilapidated eloquence and unreliable facial expressions, not only did Bai Luo Yin not express any sympathy, there was also doubt riding across his face.
“Why does it sound like a movie?”
“Really!” Gu Hai anxiously explained, “I was really attacked! If you don’t believe me, just look here. My leg was also hit by a bullet!” While talking, he rolled up his pants to show him, but in the end, aside from a few strands of hair, there were no indications of anything else.
Looking on, Bai Luo Yin’s nose took in a whiff of an intense scent. It was not that he was being sensitive, but it was because this perfume was extremely strong. Truth be told, he had smelled it the moment he opened the door and at first had thought that it was a lingering scent from within the corridor, but now he discovered that it wasn’t. The source of this fragrance was, instead, pervading from a certain someone’s clothes.
Bai Luo Yin let his eyes remain on Gu Hai for a moment longer. The tone he used was interspersed with ridicule as he spoke, “Those hoodlums’ bodies were sprayed with a lot of perfume huh!”
Gu Hai’s complexion was circled with listlessness. It was only then did he understand that woman’s intention.
You really can’t poison a married woman’s heart!
“Oh, it’s not from those hoodlums. It’s the fragrance from the room. You know what kind of person my brother is. He likes to fucking use these flashy things. Say, even if he ordered a private room, why did he have to order one with a theme? A romantic one with flowers and……”
“Didn’t you say a moment ago that you didn’t go into the hotel?” Bai Luo Yin interrupted Gu Hai’s rigamarole.
Gu Hai was in turn surprised instead, “Did I say that a moment ago?”
“Nonsense!!” Bai Luo Yin’s eyes instantly ruptured in coldness.
Noting the change in the atmosphere, Gu Hai hurried to explain, “It’s like this. This leg, wasn’t it hit by a bullet? Why didn’t this bullet leave behind a scar huh? I reckoned it broke apart when it struck my leg and that fragrance was dispersed from the bullet.”
Bai Luo Yin laughed coldly, “You made that up yourself!”
Having said that, he swung his hand away to leave, but Gu Hai quickly grabbed his hand and held it firmly.
“Let go!” Bai Luo Yin shouted with a serious tone.
Gu Hai became anxious, “Don’t you know how to feel a bit more sorry or worry about me? Even that beautiful woman I accidentally met on the street was better than you. At the least she knew to help me out!”
A dark and sinister gloominess crept up Bai Luo Yin’s crestfallen face; it was the kind of dreadful look that would frighten anyone who came upon it.
Seeing his face, Gu Hai finally realized what he had just bluntly grumbled out.
Without giving him another glance, Bai Luo Yin returned to the bedroom. Suddenly the door was slammed so loud that even the earth trembled!
When it was time to sleep, the bedroom door was still firmly shut and Gu Hai had taken to nestling uncomfortably on the sofa. The more he thought about it, the more grievance he felt.
What the heck……was it easy for me to escape today, huh? If no one helped me out, I would have long been captured and sent back to Beijing already. By then, you wouldn’t have anyone to be fucking angry at! Would you be fucking happy if something were to happen to me? Do I have to lose half my life for you to actually know how to feel sorry and regretful towards me? Fuck!!
Heated, Gu Hai grabbed Bai Luo Yin’s cell phone and found Gu Yang’s number and dialed it.
“You’re to fucking blame for all this! Weren’t you well off staying in Beijing, what did you run here for? If my old man asked you for help, did you really have to help him, huh? Yet you have the fucking balls to refuse me?”
Gu Yang only replied with three words, “Are you crazy?”
“Just look at the fucking mess that you’ve caused today! Even if you fucking came here, why the hell did you have to call me out?”
Without saying anything else, Gu Hai hung up the call but even then, there was still a flame burning on inside his heart. Suddenly, as if recalling something, he picked up the cell phone again for another glance. This glance only agitated the flame and invoked a raging anger in him.
“Bai Luo Yin, come out here now!” There was a loud bang when he kicked the door.
Since there was no response from the person inside the room, Gu Hai kicked the door again.
“You have the fucking face to say that to me!! Come out here!! Today, the two of us must have a good talk!!”
“Don’t be an asshole!”
The door was suddenly pulled open, revealing Bai Luo Yin’s cold and gloomy face.
With a darkened countenance as if he had emerged from a vicious death match, Gu Hai lifted the phone and angrily said, “Why does my brother know your phone number?”
“I gave him a phone call once. Wouldn’t he know my number then?”
“What did you give him a call for?” Gu Hai roared in rage.
Slightly frowning at the accusation, Bai Luo Yin also roared, “I couldn’t get in touch with you. Who else would I call if not him?”
“That’s not the main point!” Gu Hai retorted severely, unwilling to listen to any excuses, “We’ve completely deleted our address book already. How do you know his phone number?”
“I remember it by heart, is there a problem with that?”
With a pause between each word, Gu Hai asked, “You remembered his phone number by heart?”
“Yeah!” A burst of red shot from Bai Luo Yin’s eyes, “When you went to America…you went for more than half a month. Let me tell you, I fucking stared at that number every single day. Even when I dreamed, that number appeared. If it was you, would you forget it?”
A moment later, the room sank into a deathly stillness as Gu Hai’s tyrannical aura was swallowed up a little at a time. Just when Bai Luo Yin turned around with the desire to leave, Gu Hai pulled him by the waist into an embrace. Struggling, Bai Luo Yin took to ferociously seizing and pulling at Gu Hai’s clothes. But Gu Hai tightened his hold and continued to hug him, refusing to let go or give up even if his life depended on it.
After a long time, Gu Hai started to speak, his previously overbearing attitude was hardly sheathed with tenderness.
“You can’t be angry with me!”
Hearing those words, Bai Luo Yin became even more ravaged with anger. Fucking anger!
You came back with your entire body infected with this fragrance then yelled at me left and right. Now you’re ordering me not to be angry with you?!
“Actually, the truth is, the young man should be replaced with a woman. I didn’t dare tell you because I was afraid that you’ll get angry.” Gu Hai said truthfully, laying himself open as he tightened his hold even more.
Fuming with rage, Bai Luo in gritted his teeth, “Do you think that I am you?”
Gu Hai gently caressed Bai Luo Yin’s back and pleaded in a low and soft voice, “Don’t be angry with me. It’s a crucial moment right now. We’re fighting a battle alongside each other. How can we be fighting amongst ourselves?”
Bai Luo Yin coldly asked, “Which asshole became angry and started acting like a fool first?”
“I did, I did.”
Gu Ha readily nodded his head, “I absolutely confess.”
Narrowing his eyes, Bai Luo Yin snorted before a small smile pulled back the corner of his lips, “I remember we came to an agreement back then that if you acted like a fool again, your pants will be immediately torn off.”
Hearing that, Gu Hai’s eyes slightly widened and his face tensed up. He deliberately pretended to be confused. “I don’t think so?”
“How can I forget such an important matter hmm? At that time, someone even kindly invited me to fuck him to death!”
“You’ve definitely remembered wrong.” Gu Hai ridiculed on, while averting his eyes.
“Xiao HAI ZI!! Today you have to behave and accept this punishment!!!”
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