Chapter 17: Gu Hai’s One Man Show
“You Qi, You Qi, You Qi…”
You Qi’s fangirls screamed loudly, it even made Bai Luo Yin’s ears go numb because he was standing beside them. He scoffed at their behaviour.
You Qi went to a spot below the horizontal bar and stood there. The bar was shining because of his appearance. All eyes were watching him with admiration, but he failed to give a cool, manly grin. In fact, he couldn’t even smile, because he was just so nervous inside.
Before he went up to the horizontal bar, You Qi made a ‘halt’ gesture, signaling everyone around him to be quiet.
In Bai Luo Yin’s mind, he was certain that You Qi wouldn’t be able to do more than three pull-ups.
You Qi started to grab the bar. His two hands desperately giving out all of his strength as he tried hard to lift up his head. In the middle of the cheering sounds around him, his head went over the bar, his eyes went over the bar, his nose also went over the bar…
Then, he had no more strength.
You Qi fell down from the bar, his face was red.
Okay…. He overestimated him. Okay… I overestimated him
The boys around him were boo-ing You Qi, but the girls didn’t. They would still say, “Our idol is really cute! So, he actually has something that he can’t do.”
Bai Luo Yin tapped You Qi’s soft chest. “Seems like the muscles you’ve trained for the last two weeks are useless. Next time, just button your shirt properly!”
You Qi replied in a cold voice, “You are not any better than me at this.”
Bai Luo Yin grabbed onto the bar.
The PE teacher looked up, he could see that Bai Luo Yin was quite nervous. He thought Bai Luo Yin would be able to do 10 at most. Even if it surpassed the total pull-ups of everyone in the class until now, it still wouldn’t pose any problems.
“1, 2, 3…”
As the counting went on, the PE teacher’s facial expression was getting worse. He really didn’t expect that there was someone in this class whose physical fitness was this good. As he saw the numbers went up to almost 30, his palms began to sweat.
You Qi, who was standing on the side, was shocked. Those bowls of rice that Bai Luo Yin ate didn’t simply disappear like that!
After Bai Luo Yin did 30 pull-ups, he felt like he only had little strength left. But, to do 10 more pull-ups should be no problem to him. He hesitated for a while before finally letting go of the bar and went down. He should save some stamina to walk home too!
Everyone was applauding him, as that kind of result was considered good. Moreover, when Bai Luo Yin finished, his face wasn’t even red and he didn’t even lose his breath.
It looked like his strength didn’t lessen a bit and it made the other boys envy him.
Then, only Gu Hai was left.
“It’s your turn now, do it.”
The PE teacher said it triumphantly.
Someone shouted from the middle of crowd, “Teacher, Gu Hai just did 100 push up. If you ask him to do this too, it wouldn’t be fair.”
The PE teacher looked at Gu Hai, “Why don’t we do it in the next class?”
“You do it first.”
The PE teacher was shocked for a moment.
Gu Hai said politely, “You do it first, I’ll wait until you’re finished, and then I’ll do everyone’s total number of push-ups.”
The teacher’s face darkened, “You really have that great of an ability, huh?”
The crowd began to shout, “Together! Together!”
The teacher couldn’t believe him. He was just an ordinary student! He was not a soldier. This brat was not specially trained for this and yet he thought he could beat him? Absolutely impossible! He must be bluffing, trying to scare me!
The teacher went under one of the horizontal bars, while Gu Hai went to the other. He wasn’t afraid to do it together, after all, the one who’s going down first would be the teacher.
“Help me keep my uniform safe.”
Gu Hai took off his uniform and threw it to his classmates.
Someone caught his uniform, then Bai Luo Yin walked towards him and said, “Give it to me, I’ll help him look after it”
As all students’ attention was fixed on the horizontal bars, without thinking much he gave Gu Hai’s uniform to Bai Luo Yin right away.
“1, 2, 3, 4…”
Gu Hai moved steadily on the bar, while Bai Luo Yin was busying himself on the lawn. His thoughts were: Dude! Come on! I need you to do it for a long time!
In the beginning, those two were well-matched, both of them did it in fast speed. All of the students were cheering for them in loud voices, because this kind of competition was rarely seen.
Gradually, the PE teacher began to slow down his pace, the gap between the two was slowly growing. Gu Hai, who was beside him, didn’t even show a tired expression.
“Teacher, Gu Hai already reached 100, but you’re still on 70!”
Hearing this sentence, the PE teacher collapsed. He went down the bar. Completely defeated. The rest of the time was Gu Hai’s one man show.
The black thread in Bai Luo Yin’s hands ran out already, but when he looked at the bars, Gu Hai was still doing the pull-ups. He was sweating, his arms were red, and his breathing was heavy, yet he still insisted on continuing. The PE teacher who had already lost, only stood beside the cheering crowd. But he merely stayed still, without saying anything, feeling defeated.
Bai Luo Yin was watching Gu Hai silently, he was stunned. He knew that Gu Hai would win, but he didn’t know that he would win by an overwhelming difference. His physical fitness had reached the point where it was impossible for ordinary people to accomplish. Regardless of his personality, Bai Luo Yin gave Gu Hai his recognition and appreciation.
When the bell rang, Gu Hai jumped down from the bar, no one counted how many pull-ups Gu Hai did, but the number was no longer important. All of them knew that Gu Hai already surpassed everyone’s expectations.
“Dude! You’re so awesome!” A guy patted Gu Hai’s shoulder.
Gu Hai took his uniform from one of the students, placed it on his shoulder. Then, he walked towards the classroom.
Bai Luo Yin walked leisurely at the back of the crowd, next to You Qi, behind a group of girls who were talking about Gu Hai.
“My God. I think he’s really good, I like him so much!”
“You would not be able to control that kind of guy. He’s too strong!”
“How come I’ve never found someone this good before?”
You Qi still had this cold expression, feeling embarrassed because he felt that he lost today. And when he heard those girls talking about Gu Hai like that, he couldn’t help but feel devastated.
Bai Luo Yin looked like he didn’t hear it as he just kept on walking.
You Qi waved his hand in front of Bai Luo Yin’s eyes.
“What are you thinking about?”
Bai Luo Yin smiled.