To THEE comes DOMESTIC violence!
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After the opening ceremony of the sports competition ended, the gunfire sounded off at the field, announcing the start of this year’s game.
The first event was the preliminaries for the 100m sprint.
Since Gu Hai was registered for this competition and he was placed in the third group, he immediately went to check in right after the opening ceremony. Bai Luo Yin and a throng of their classmates sat together at the bleachers to watch the competition.
Held tightly in Bai Luo Yin’s hands was a camera he had been eager to use. He planned on using it to take pictures of Gu Hai entering the field and for during the game. But as he turned his head to the side toward the entrance of the field, he saw You Qi a couple seats over, wearing a sport uniform that made him look heroic and glamorous, so without hesitation he quickly snapped a shot.
Hearing that sudden snap, You Qi twisted his head to the side and was met with a familiar face. He asked the student beside him to exchange seats, before he sat down beside Bai Luo Yin.
“What day is your competition?”
“Tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.” You Qi faintly replied unenthusiastically.
While his eyes were still plastered on the photos, Bai Luo Yin asked again: “How was your preparation?”
You Qi could only impart with honesty, “It was the same as not preparing.”
Bai Luo Yin was about to speak again but as he slightly looked up, the first five team contestants had already entered the field one after the other. Whatever he had wanted to say before, he had completely forgotten. His eyes shifted around the procession, jumping quickly from one contestant to the next as he hopefully searched for a while. Stretching his neck up a bit, he finally saw that familiar silhouette; feeling relieved he let out a sigh and allowed his mind to settle down. Then he quickly picked up the camera, and let the lens follow Gu Hai’s every movement.
Feeling a great affinity with a particular pair of eyes that was aimed at him, Gu Hai lifted his head up.
And in the split second that Gu Hai’s head rose to looked at him with a warm smile, Bai Luo Yin quickly pressed the shutter button to capture this unforgettable moment.
A young man, kissed by the brilliant light of the mighty sun, stood frozen on the field below.
Bai Luo Yin put the camera down and looked over the image he had just taken for a moment. Looking at it, he couldn’t help but to let a smile embrace him.
You Qi discovered that when Bai Luo Yin said the word ‘stupid,’ an indescribable feeling spilled out from between his lips. Since the moment Gu Hai appeared, to the moment Bai Luo Yin picked up the camera to take a picture, and even as he finalized and saved the picture; the entire process seemed very ordinary. But because Bai Luo Yin smiled, everything became extraordinary, almost magical.
Who knew when Luo Xiao Yu  showed up, but right now she was sitting on the bleacher just below Bai Luo Yin and You Qi.
“Miss.” Bai Luo Yin called out.
Luo Xiao Yu glanced back and looked with a smile; Bai Luo Yin immediately captured this breathtaking moment.
The competition was starting now.
All the contestants from each group lined up in their given position on the field. The first set of contestants on the track were already preparing themselves; some seemingly nervous while others were raging with confident.
Once the starting pistol was shot, a row of people like delicately carved arrows on an archaic bow string dashed forth. As if there were wings glued to their feet, each one of them burst forth with an astonishingly powerful force.
An onslaught of cheers broke out wildly from the bleachers as students and teacher stood and shouted with enthusiasm.
Bai Luo Yin’s eyes were extremely focused, even to the point that they were singing with observation and judgement. Not only was he enjoying the bustling scene, but he also secretly remembered all those who threaten to take the championship from Gu Hai.
The first group will finish soon and the second group was preparing themselves. The audiences that had just quieted down a moment ago, became lively and full of energy again.
From within the horde of people that were raging, someone cracked a joke. Seconds later, there was a burst of loud and rowdy laughter, accompanied by boos and whistles.
Bai Luo Yin couldn’t make out clearly what it was; all he heard were three syllables “chocolate”.
You Qi looked at the male student behind him and asked: “What are they laughing about?”
The student happily said: “Our homeroom teacher is too biased. There are so many athletes participating in this competition, but she only gave Gu Hai chocolate.”
In that moment, Bai Luo Yin suddenly placed the camera that was raised up in his hand down.
A brave boy stood up and shouted, “Teacher, you’re biased. Why did you only give Gu Hai chocolate?”
Compared to her normally explosive temperament, Luo Xiao Yu seemed exceptionally gentle and soft today. Not only did she not used those pair of beady eyes to glared at them, but she didn’t even refute anything that was just said. She just remained with an extremely pleasant smile; a smile that revealed a tint of bashfulness, even more so, her rosy cheeks resembled that of an eighteen years old girl. It was rare to see Luo Xiao Yu so amiable and easy to understand like this, so many students wanted to take a group picture with her. For once, the atmosphere of this class was wrapped with joy and liveliness.
Bai Luo Yin paused for a few seconds, then he lifted the camera in his hand up again.
The third group of contestants appeared on the track and lined up in their respective spot.
Only then did Luo Xiao Yu started to rectify the rowdy situation with her more demanding tone, “Stop making so much noises. Quiet down, Gu Hai is about to start his run.”
When the word of command ‘ready, set’ went off, informing everyone the next group was about to start their round did all the contestants crouched down.
Gu Hai was the last one in the row. As he crouched down, he even looked toward Bai Luo Yin and grinned, revealing his signature smile. Bai Luo Yin wanted to curse at him, even though that smile had a great effect in reassuring and comforting Bai Luo Yin’s feelings.
Bai Luo Yin doesn’t know why he was so nervous. When he participated in the previous year’s competition, he never had these kinds of feelings. It was obvious that before the competition, he had evaluated Gu Hai’s speed so he was confident that those other students were not his rival.
But still, he could not control the savage speed of his own heartbeat.
Sure enough, at the start, Gu Hai’s speed was a pace slower than the other contestants.
Bai Luo Yin’s heart tightened.
It was only after ten meter later was he able to relax and the other classmates started to shout and cheer rather vigorously. Even Luo Xiao Yu was abnormally excited as she tore at her voice to cheer Gu Hai on.
After fifty meter, it was obvious who was at an advantage. Seeing this positive prospect, the ongoing shouts became cheers of victory.
Just right after Gu Hai crashed into the finishing line, Bai Luo Yin looked at the stopwatch in his hand. Unknowingly, he had gripped the stopwatch so tight that it became fuzzy from his sweaty palm.
It could have been due to Gu Hai’s slow start, or the reduction of his speed midway into the race, but either way, his speed was slower than usual by just half a second.
Regardless, this speed still placed him at number one in the group and easily broke the school’s record for this competition. Because of this spectacular victory, it directly added twenty points to class 27’s overall score.
As Gu Hai made his way back to the place where his classmates were, there was an explosive burst of applauds and cheers greeting him. Although he wanted to immediately run over to Bai Luo Yin and stick close to him, he tried his best not to. Instead, out of courtesy he greeted Luo Xiao Yu first.
Luo Xiao Yu immediately pulled Gu Hai over by the hand and incessantly praised him, “Your performance was pretty good.”
The group of male students nearby looked over with envy riddling their eyes.
“Take a picture! Take a picture!……”
Someone shouted this out in one quick go and soon the entire class started another loud ruckus as they continuously demanded Gu Hai and Luo Xiao Yu take a picture together.
Who’s going to carry out this mission? Ugh, was there actually need to ask myself that?
He then picked up the camera that was sitting behind him.
“Make sure you take a really handsome picture of me ah!” said Gu Hai as he looked at Bai Luo Yin.
Bai Luo Yin secretly clenched his teeth.
It’s enough that I’m taking a fucking picture of you and you’re still being fucking noisy!
Gu Hai put his hand on Luo Xiao Yu’s shoulder, not to mention, he was also wearing a bright and joyous smile that matched the beautiful face beside him.
It was quite hard to tell that they were student and teacher since they looked more like lovers.
Just as Bai Luo Yin placed the camera down, Luo Xiao Yu hinted at him to take another one. This time, using her pretty fingers, she pulled Gu Hai’s ear, with an expression on her face that showed she was reprimanding a mischievous student. Going along with her, Gu Hai also corresponded with an obedient apparent.
In others’ eyes, it was a good match but in Bai Luo Yin’s eyes, it was extremely annoying!
For the entire morning, one after another, all the competitions sped by. Other students in the class also participated in many of the other competitions. Beside Gu Hai, there were also other students that were placed first in their class, but Bai Luo Yin noticed that Luo Xiao Yu wasn’t shouting as loudly with excitement as she did before. Nor did he saw her demanding to take a picture with any of the other students.
Once the afternoon competitions came to a glorious end, the school’s headmaster announced dismissal earlier than normal.
On their way back home, they happened to pass by a shopping center. Gu Hai’s footstep came to a halt before he turned to look at Bai Luo Yin: “How about going in to look at some shoes since you’ll be competing tomorrow? We should get you a pair of good running shoes.”
Bai Luo Yin annoyingly replied, “Didn’t we buy one the day before yesterday already?”
“We bought it already?” asked Gu Hai with an astonished expression, “How come I didn’t see you wearing it huh!”
“Didn’t you tell me not to wear it until the day of the competition?” As he said that, he grabbed hold of Gu Hai’s hand and pulled him, hinting at him to hurry up and keep walking.
Gu Hai was one of those people, those little masters, who must buy something if they passed by a shopping mall, otherwise they won’t feel at ease.
Bai Luo tried with all his might to pull him away but no matter what he wouldn’t budge. He listened as Gu Hai still insisted on purchasing another pair of shoe.
“Hey, what do you think about that yellow pair on the window display? I think it really suits you if you wear it.”
Curious, Bai Luo Yin turned for a quick look. Not only was it a new model that had just hit the market, it was also an ultra-limited edition set but the price tag fucking set it at more than 3000 yuan! [$500 usd]
“Whether it’s suitable or not doesn’t concern you, let’s go!” Bai Luo Yin started to pull Gu Hai again.
Gu Hai was like a stubborn donkey, no matter how he was dragged, he still refused to leave. In the end, he still charged into the shopping center and bought that pair. When he came out holding it in his hand, his face was flushed with happiness as a smile stretched at his lips from ear to ear. It wasn’t at all like when he fished his money out of his pocket but instead it was more like he had won the lottery.
Bai Luo Yin became a bit worried.
How am I going to cure this fool’s addiction to spending?
“Should we buy some sportswear?……”
“That’s – enough – from – you!” Bai Luo Yin suddenly became angry.
“Is there anyone that waste money like you?”
“How can you call it wasteful? What we buy are all genuine goods at a fair price ah. Is it wrong that I used the money to buy some basic necessities for our place? If you don’t spend the money in your hands, then what are you leaving it for? Have you ever heard of this saying? ‘People that don’t spend money won’t be able to earn money. Only spending can promote production, only when there’s pressure will there be power!”
“I only see you spending. I’ve also never seen you producing anything?”
“How haven’t I produced anything?” Gu Hai moved in closer to the side of Bai Luo Yin’s ear. With a smirk, he said with his hot breath: “Don’t I produce a steady flow of ‘milk’ every day to feed you?”
With a slight widening of his eyes, Bai Luo Yin ruthlessly gave Gu Hai a firm kick.
Once Gu Hai was able to walked back to Bai Luo Yin’s side again, Bai Luo Yin couldn’t help but to ask with a few words, “Doesn’t your dad give you allowance every month now?”
Gu Hai nodded his head in agreement, “Yeah, otherwise do you think I would dare to spend like this?”
“That’s good. In the future, you can give me the money. I’ll keep it safe for you.”
“Okay, starting from next month.”
Bai Luo Yin’s eyes slightly wavered, “Why starting next month? He hasn’t given it to you this month yet?”
Gu Hai seemed slightly disheartened as he spoke, “It’s been given to me.”
Just looking at him, Bai Luo Yin felt a bit of uneasiness crept into his heart, “Where’s the money?”
“What day is it today huh, and you spent it all already?” Bai Luo Yin flew into a violent rage, “What are you doing? Spending so much money!!”
“I used it to buy things last night.”
Bai Luo Yin’s brow knitted extremely tight together, “When did you buy things last night? I’ve been by your side the entire time; how could I not know?”
The corners of Gu Hai’s mouth pulled back for a while as he looked squarely at his Yin Zi, before he calmly said, “When you fell asleep last night, I paid for all the things that were in your shopping cart.”
Bai Luo Yin’s head exploded into tiny bits. He doesn’t even remember how long ago it was that he had logged into that account. Ever since he learned about online shopping, he had habitually added things that he liked into the shopping cart. He thought that one day when he finally has an online bank account, he would purchase each item one at a time. He’s been saving those things for many years now so a lot of things that he had liked then became things he doesn’t like anymore. But, he was too lazy to delete them from the cart. He was even thinking about the day that he would just empty it all out in one go. As a result……
Bai Luo Yin clutched Gu Hai’s shirt collar and pulled him close toward him, with a mournful expression coloring his face, “You’re really something ah!!” 
“This is the first time you’ve done something so romantic.”
After saying that, Gu Hai even used his hand to cover his face. His expression at that moment lacked shyness.
Bai Luo Yin casted Gu Hai another glance. He really wanted to fucking cry.
After they finished bathing, the two lie on the bed early like they normally do for a rest.
While Bai Luo Yin was looking at a magazine, Gu Hai was playing on his cell phone.
Bai Luo Yin flipped through some pages, then casually shot a quick glance at Gu Hai. Gu Hai was in the middle of using those big thumbs of his to tap quickly at the speed of light at the keyboard on his phone.
“What are you doing?” Bai Luo Yin moved in closer.
Putting his phone close, Gu Hai let Bai Luo Yin look, “Chatting ah.”
Bai Luo Yin remembered that Gu Hai seldom chat with other people. And normally, he would only log on to quickly look over messages that were sent to him.
Why is he in such a good spirit today?
“Who are you chatting with?” asked Bai Luo Yin without putting much thought into it.
Gu Hai’s big thumbs paused for a moment, “The homeroom teacher, Luo Xiao Yu.”
Bai Luo Yin immediately snatched Gu Hai’s cellphone away from him and took a quick look at Luo Xiao Yu’s account username, then he tossed it back to Gu Hai.
Looking at him with a warm smile, Gu Hai happily said, “She took the initiative to add me and was just chatting with me about you; saying that you’re the most intelligent student she brought into the class among the others.”
Actually, Bai Luo Yin wasn’t listening to what Gu Hai was saying at all. He directly picked up his own cell phone, logged onto his chatting app and sent Luo Xiao Yu a friend request. He even looked at his own profile to make sure that his name was written there. After a long while, there was still no reply. The person beside him was still chatting.
It’s clear that Luo Xiao Yu is online.
Bai Luo Yin doesn’t believe the action of this demonic person, so he sent another request. This time, he was met with an immediate decline.
He had heard a long time ago that Luo Xiao Yu never publicized her personal account username nor has she ever added any student.
Bai Luo Yin seized Gu Hai’s cell phone again and opened the address book. He found Luo Xiao Yu’s contact and compared the number listed there to the number in his own address book for a moment. As expected, they were two different numbers.
No wonder, every time he requested a leave of absence, it never went through. But Gu Hai’s request all went through!
Suddenly, an image of the two photos that he had just taken this afternoon emerged before his eyes. One was of an arm around the other’s shoulder, and one was of a hand pulling at an ear.
That ear……that arm……
“What’s wrong?” Gu Hai asked.
Bai Luo Yin suddenly leaned his head to the side and stared attentively at Gu Hai for a few seconds, then his hand stretched over.
Gu Hai’s ear was pulled by Bai Luo Yin from the headboard toward the bed. Gu Hai let out a haunting howl, tried to escape and even struggled for a while but to no avail. Bai Luo Yin firmly yanked Gu Hai’s ear and dragged him around the room in one full circle. Afterward, he narrowed his eyes at the arm that he dared to place on someone else shoulder and let his fist to sumptuously rain down upon it.
It was only when Gu Hai’s arm became completely numb and his face wrinkled together into a wild chrysanthemum that Bai Luo Yin stopped.
 Luo Xiao Yu – Gu Hai, Bai Luo Yin and You Qi’s homeroom teacher. The one that wrote her name on the blackboard at the beginning of the semester.
 You’re really something ah! – the Chinese counterpart is ‘你可真是我的祖宗！’[You’re really my ancestors!] Chinese swears words are always confusing to me and they beat around the bush -.-
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