HE WILL COME BACK
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During the first half of their semester as third year students, there were about seven to eight students missing from their class. Some went to another province to take their college entrance examination since there were problems with their residential permit, some transferred to a better school while some went abroad ahead of time……Soon, discussion and options about the future quickly became daily topic during break time. Subsequently, their upcoming college entrance exams also added to their burden, let alone those unavoidable small and large competitions that were coming at them like flying arrows.
A few days ago, Bai Luo Yin participated in a nationwide senior high school student’s physics competition, and tomorrow he will also participate in a biology competition. These competitions are one of the method for him to attain extra credits; if he receives a pretty good ranking in the competitions, it will be an enormous advantage when he takes his college entrance examination.
Recently, the subject of college recommendations among teachers and students had caused a great clamor on the school campus, and Bai Luo Yin was naturally one of the most eligible candidates amongst the others.
Entering winter, the weather gradually became colder.
As usual, Young Master Gu nonchalantly walked around the apartment with only his underwear on. Bai Luo Yin was reading a book on the bed at the moment. Every time he lifted his head up, his eyes were met with Gu Hai’s sparkling six packs that were proudly and beautifully attached to his lower abdomen. Just like an old married couple, Bai Luo Yin was already used to Gu Hai’s glamorous exposure. Actually, to be honest, today wasn’t so bad; on days when he was in an extremely good mood, he would even take his underwear off and saunter nakedly around the apartment.
“I’ve packed your things already so check it one more time. Is there anything else you need to bring?” Gu Hai passed the schoolbag to Bai Luo Yin.
Bai Luo Yin casually looked through it for a couple of seconds with an indifferent expression drawn across his face
Gu Hai snatched the book in Bai Luo Yin’s hands away and shoved the schoolbag in front of Bai Luo Yin again. This time his expression was written with seriousness.
“Check it again,” he demanded.
“What else is there to check?” Bai Luo Yin became impatient instead, “Aren’t I just going to a competition? All I need to bring is the admission ticket and a pen and it’ll be good enough right? What else are there to prepare?”
Gu Hai took his shoes off and got on the bed. He shifted around for a second before grudgingly sitting cross-legged in front of Bai Luo Yin. Little Hai Zi that was wrapped inside his underpants pointed magnificently towards Bai Luo Yin, while he himself adopted a questionable expression as though he needed to reproach someone.
“I’ve served you all day long and you still think I’m annoying? Do I have to jerk you off all day so that you’ll feel better?”
Bai Luo Yin tightened his thick eyebrows together into a frown while his slightly tinted lips pursed. That expression in Gu Hai’s eyes was clearly saying ‘you don’t appreciate the plentiful that you’re living in.’
“How big of a problem is it? Since you arrived home until now, you’ve been wasting your time doing that.”
The muscles on Gu Hai’s legs tightened, just like a lion that was going to act out violently.
In order to end this meaningless debate as soon as possible, Bai Luo Yin reluctantly picked up the schoolbag beside him. One by one, he took everything that was in the bag out and placed them on the bed. After that, he forced himself to read the names of these things out loud and compared them to the necessary items on the check off list. Only after that, did he finally drag his lifeless and inarticulate eyes back toward at Gu Hai.
“Is it okay now?”
Gu Hai looked attentively at Bai Luo Yin for a while, then nodded his head, “Okay, sleep early today, I’ll drive you there tomorrow.”
Just as Bai Luo Yin was just about to say ‘there’s no need to’, Gu Hai’s mobile phone rang.
Gu Hai went silent for a while, then he glanced at Bai Luo Yin, pushed the door open and walked out.
Bai Luo Yin put the book in his hand down and looked outside, secretly guessing who was calling. Whenever Gu Hai answered a call, he would never do it behind Bai Luo Yin’s back. The only time he did was when Bai Luo Yin slept or if something unexpected occurred.
Five minutes later, Gu Hai entered the bedroom with a slightly grave expression sprawled on his face.
Bai Luo Yin tidied up the things on the bed and placed them on the desk to the side before casually asking, “Who called?”
Gu Hai threw the phone onto the bed, somewhat depressed, “My brother.”
Bai Luo Yin also sat on the bed as he looked at Gu Hai and asked, “What happened?”
“He ran into a bit of a situation over there, I might have to go over.”
Looking at Gu Hai’s complexion, Bai Luo Yin realized that the situation must have been serious.
“Since he gave you a call, that means he needs you over there. Then, you should go as soon as possible.”
Gu Hai went silent, not uttering a single word.
Watching him in silence, Bai Luo Yin couldn’t help but to ask again, “Has the ticket been booked?”
“Someone booked it for me already, the flight is tomorrow morning.”
The corner of Bai Luo Yin’s mouth twitched. After what felt like half a day, he finally spoke again in a low tone, “So fast.”
“I want to change the flight to the day after tomorrow. I still have to accompany you to your competition tomorrow.”
Bai Luo Yin pushed Gu Hai, “Don’t be stupid and waste time like that. Changing your flight is really troublesome!! Your brother is already this anxious and you still have the nerve to drag your feet around and delay this? I’m not handicap that I would need someone to accompany me to a competition! Just go tomorrow morning. Don’t change the flight and quickly pack your things now.”
When Gu Hai saw that Bai Luo Yin was energetically packing his belongings for him, his chest tightened and a foul mood draped his figure.
“You’re really fucking eager to see me leave, huh?”
Just as Bai Luo Yin bent his waist to open a suitcase, those words rang in his ears. He paused and turned his head around to to give Gu Hai a quick glance.
When Gu Hai heard that word, he walked towards Bai Luo Yin and gripped his waist with a rather strong force. Using the lower half of his body, he firmly bumped his little Hai Zi against someone’s butt which caused that person to nearly fell forward.
“Can you stop fooling around?” Bai Luo Yin angrily straightened himself up, “Even if I don’t want you to go, you still have to go right?”
Hearing those words, Gu Hai suddenly became well-behaved.
Before turning off the lights and letting sleep consume them, Gu Hai hugged Bai Luo Yin tightly against his chest. Pulling him in closer, he whispered softly against his ear, “You really won’t let me accompany you for just one more day?”
Bai Luo Yin glanced at Gu Hai, “Are you going to die if you don’t accompany me for one more day? Even if you stay with me tomorrow, you would still have to leave the day after tomorrow right? You’re already an adult and you still can’t differentiate which is important and which isn’t?”
“Nothing is more important than you,” said Gu Hai truthfully.
Bai Luo Yin encircled his arms devotedly around Gu Hai; the side of his handsome face was illuminated by the evening light, outlining a cold and desolate expression. .
“Sleep, you need to wake up early tomorrow.”
Actually, Gu Hai really wanted to be sweet and affectionate with Bai Luo Yin tonight, but he was afraid that he wouldn’t be able to control himself and incessantly demand more. Realizing anything more would only compromise what Bai Luo Yin needed to do the next day, he forced himself to abandon those thoughts instead.
Honestly, sleeping together like this felt pretty good. Even if they satisfied their sexual desires now, a few days later, they will undoubtedly crave for it again. It would be better to just quietly embrace him like this and enjoy their last tranquil and comfortable night together before departing.
This time, the two suffered from insomnia at the same time, but they covered it quite well since each believed that the other had already fallen asleep.
In the middle of the night, around 2 AM, Bai Luo Yin restlessly got up and went to the bathroom.
When he returned, Gu Hai was still lying on his side with his face toward the empty spot where Bai Luo Yin had occupied.
The room was barely lit by the waning crescent moon and under the veiled darkness that would soon overcome it, Bai Luo Yin silently watched him while the sound of the clock ticking sung a repetitive tune. Suddenly, a nameless sorrow dragged his mind into depression as it tied a tight knot around his beating heart. All but too soon, he could feel the suffocation that ruptured in his chest.
Gu Hai who was sound asleep had shed his icy arrogant and unshackled feelings; without those, he was more like a innocent child, unaware of the world around him.
As Bai Luo Yin ran his eyes over him, etching the details of his face into his memory, he suddenly realized, for once, he doesn’t know what lie hidden deep within Gu Hai’s heart. He ached to dig at all of it and uncover them one by one, but he was also afraid that once he knew what they all were, the worries that would overcome his mind would become infinite. As it seems, with his current status and abilities, he’s still lack the power to lighten Gu Hai’s burden. He only can silently hope that Gu Hai could quickly resolve the problem and return to him as soon as possible.
Although his unresponsive appearance made it look as though he had been dragged into a deep soundless sleep, Gu Hai was anything but that. He was actually silently listening to the handle on the clock slowly ticking, not only the time, but also his breath away. While he begged for time to cease, so that he can lie there for just a bit longer, he suddenly felt a burst of warmth; someone’s face had snuggled against his neck.
At first, his heart was already as calm as water, but with that sudden warmth fanning his neck, a huge wave rose and consumed him. Gu Hai could no longer pretend anymore. In the twinkling of an eye, he practically pressed Bai Luo Yin down on his own warm chest, then he extended both of his hands and pulled Bai Luo Yin into his embrace.
“How long will you be gone?”
Relaxing into his arms, Bai Luo Yin finally managed to squeeze out the question that he had been suppressing for a long time from his throat.
“At least two weeks.”
Letting those words actually escape his lips, Gu Hai’s heart immediately spiral into an endless darkness.. He has been together with Bai Luo Yin for almost one year now. Besides that short period of time around Chinese New Year when they were separated due to a fall out, the many hours, days and months after, they were inseparable. For other people, two weeks doesn’t mean much, but for Gu Hai, who was deeply in love, two weeks felt like an eternity.
“For the next few days, you should return home. Don’t stay here by yourself or else I’ll be worried.”
Bai Luo Yin didn’t say anything else. He simply lay on top of Gu Hai’s body and fell asleep.
Early the next morning, Gu Hai went out first. His flight was scheduled at 6 AM, while Bai Luo Yin’s competition began at 9 AM. After having watched Bai Luo Yin for a while, he didn’t have the heart to wake him up. So he simply left a small note for Bai Luo Yin instead, telling him that he had already bought breakfast and had placed it in the microwave, so all he needed to do was to heat it up a bit before eating.
By the time Bai Luo Yin woke up, Gu Hai was already hundreds of kilometers away from him.
After coming out from the competition hall, Bai Luo Yin didn’t return home as Gu Hai had instructed him to. Instead, he went back to their small nest alone.
In the refrigerator, was a container of the bone broth that Gu Hai had cooked yesterday. His current cooking skill was already quite different compared to the past. Besides common dishes, occasionally, he would also attempt to cook more complicated dishes, all of which was in order to satisfy Bai Luo Yin insatiable stomach. Bai Luo Yin took out the bone broth and noticed that the top layer of it had already solidified, so he carefully scooped out the broth with a ladle, then he pours it into the pot with the noodles in it.
The flavor of the noodle was pretty good but the only thing was, it was overcooked, so when he ate it, it was a bit mushy.
As expected, eating alone made him lose all his appetite. Bai Luo Yin was completely done after eating only two bowls of rice.
Since it was still early, Bai Luo Yin took an afternoon nap. After he waking up, he went to play basketball and jogged by himself. Then he returned and took a bath, read a magazine and listened to music all by himself……His ears were missing the sound of a certain person’s soft and loud voice; his eyes were missing a certain person’s silhouette moving about in the room in front of him.
Soon, his heart also felt extremely empty.
Bai Luo Yin turned off the light and went to sleep alone. When he closed his eyes, he suddenly understood what Gu Hai’s mood and thoughts were when he wanted to accompany him for just one more day.
Since Gu Hai left until the next day, Bai Luo Yin had only received one text message from him, informing him that he had finally arrived.
Afterwards, there were no more news from him.
Bai Luo Yin guessed, once Gu Hai landed, he had to immediately deal with the problems.
Once class ended that evening, Bai Luo Yin had planned to return to his home. As he walked out of the school entrance, he accidentally ran into You Qi and Yang Meng.
“Why are you out?” ask Bai Luo Yin as he looked at You Qi.
While walking, You Qi replied, “Staying in the dorm is really inconvenient, I plan to move out and live off campus.”
Bai Luo Yin glanced at the two guys walking together. One was tall, while the other one was short; one is uncaring while one is pretty, but once they were together, they match quite well. It was only natural that he had heard about all those sex scandals, as well as seen those pictures. That’s why he was able to have those initial thoughts. Even if he knew those rumors weren’t true, when he saw those two together, he couldn’t help but to tease them.
“You’re not moving into their house are you?” Bai Luo Yin asked while pointing squarely at Yang Meng.
You Qi was surprised for a moment, but then noting the underlying tease within his words, he looked at Bai Luo Yin and happily replied, “Yes, we’re officially living together now.”
Bai Luo Yin looked at You Qi with a gaze that held a deeper meaning behind it before he started smiling.
When Yang Meng looked at Bai Luo Yin joyous expression, he became rather puzzled.
“Yin Zi, why aren’t you bothered by these kind of things?”
“Bothered?” Bai Luo Yin was a bit confused now.
“Let me tell you, ever since those rumors started I don’t even know how many male students had looked look down at me in disdain. Every time they bumped into me they would curse and call me a ‘pervert’. But look at you, not only did you not avoid me, you’re even joking about it. You really have a big heart!”
Bai Luo Yin lightly coughed for a second, and replied with a stern complexion lining his face: “It’s probably because I’m a quite open-minded person.”
You Qi’s eyes were glued on Bai Luo Yin before he asked, “Where’s Gu Hai?”
“He went abroad.”
“He also went abroad?” Yang Meng was surprised for a moment, “Several students in our class also went abroad. Why is everybody so anxious to run abroad recently?”
Bai Luo Yin faintly replied, “He will come back.”
 brother – he means his cousin, but ‘ge – brother’ in Chinese also implies older male that’s normally close to you
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