The PREPARATIONS before LEAVING
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“You Qi, call your friend over here so we eat together.”
While taking the opportunity to wash his hand, Bai Luo Yin casually looked at You Qi and asked, “Where’s your father?”
“Oh, he’s on a business trip.”
Bai Luo Yin wiped his hands, then went out together with You Qi.
Mama You made a table full of food and with just one look, it doesn’t seem to have been made for three people. Moreover, the way each dishes were made and its arrangements looked extremely appetizing. The smell alone could easily provoke the hunger out of anyone that was close to burst forth at full blast.
Mama You smiled and called for Bai Luo Yin to take a seat, then she spoke with a gentle voice, “Just make yourself at home, take whatever you want to eat, Auntie doesn’t know what you like to eat, so I just made a bit more.”
Bai Luo Yin laughed, “I’m not picky, I like to eat everything.”
“I heard it all from Qi Qi. He said that you really can eat and that your appetite alone is bigger than our whole family.”
Bai Luo Yin shot You Qi a sideway glance.
Can’t you praise me on something a bit better than this?
Giggling, You Qi placed some vegetables on Bai Luo Yin’s plate.
Bai Luo Yin wasn’t good at talking with older adults, especially those that were parents, so he was just simply listened to whatever Mama You said and answered whatever Mama You asked of him. He couldn’t find it in him to take the initiative and start a conversation. But, he really likes Mama You and the way she handled herself. This was the kind of woman he likes; pretty on the outside, yet competence and innately full of warmth and gentleness. Every time she spoke, warmth would easily ease its way into his heart.
In truth, Bai Luo Yin wholeheartedly envied You Qi.
“Come here, I’ll give you more,” said Mama You as she stood up.
Bai Luo Yin shielded his bowl and look up at her with a polite yet somewhat embarrassed smile, “It’s more than enough, I’m already full.”
“You’re already full?” Mama You’s beautiful eyes instantly shot opened, “How can that be? Our Qi Qi said that you can eat at least five bowls. You’ve only eaten three bowls so far! It’s still too early!”
After having she said that, without allowing Bai Luo Yin’s any chance to explain himself, she quickly took his bowl and filled it to the very edge.
Actually Bai Luo Yin was indeed somewhat full; owing to the fact that he hasn’t eaten like he normally does for the past for days, his appetite had in turn shrank a bit. Hence, the amount of food that he could consume had also lessen. But, if he were to eat another bowl, it wouldn’t be a problem and even more so, Mama You’s culinary skills was really good. There were so many dishes that Bai Luo Yin had never tried before and every one of them looked so mouthwatering, so this bowl of rice quickly went down into his stomach as well. .
“Come, Auntie will fill your bowl again.” Mama You stood up again.
This time Bai Luo Yin was really stuffed, so he had no choice but to adamantly refused her kind gesture.
“Auntie, I really can’t eat anymore.”
A hint of disappointment appeared and painted itself across Mama You’s beautiful face, “Is it because the food doesn’t suit your taste?”
“No.” Bai Luo Yin immediately denied it, “It’s all really delicious.”
“Then why did you eat so little?”
Bai Luo Yin whined, “I ate a lot.”
Mama You let out a long sigh, then dispiritedly say back down in her seat. She raised her chopsticks, swayed them around in the air for a moment, then dejectedly placed them back down again, “If you’re not eating then I don’t have any appetite either.”
Seeing her in a low spirit, Bai Luo Yin softened his voice, “Auntie, how about giving me another bowl?”
Mama You’s eyes suddenly brightened up before she happily received Bai Luo Yin’s bowl.
This time, Bai Luo Yin swallowed the food down with much difficulty. Fortunately, everything was tasty, otherwise it would have been unbearable. He deliberately ate in a slow pace until those two placed their chopsticks down before he himself ate the last bit of food.
“Are you full?” Mama You asked him.
Bai Luo Yin quickly nodded his head, “I’m full, I’m full.”
With great difficulty, he stood up and let out a deep sigh. At long last it was finally over and he was able to let his mind and stomach relax a bit.
“Then let’s cut a watermelon.” Mama You said with a smile laced with happiness and enthusiasm.
Bai Luo Yin, “…….”
At night, Mama You slept really early. Bai Luo Yin on the other hand remained in You Qi’s room and incessantly walked around as to help aid his digestion.
“Do you want to drink a cup of hot water?” asked You Qi.
Bai Luo Yin painfully shook his head, “There’s no more space inside my stomach.”
“Why are you exaggerating? You Qi laughed, “If my memory serves me correctly, you ate a lot before.”
“I haven’t eaten much these days,” said Bai Luo Yin why he rubbed his stomach, trying to wan the uncomfortable sensation that tumbled all too eagerly inside.
“You’re missing Gu Hai aren’t you?” There was a hint of jealousy riddling his tone as those words seeped out.
Bai Luo Yin’s hand suddenly stopped for a moment, then he faintly replied, “Why the hell would I miss him?”
Although he knew that Bai Luo Yin’s words had no credibility, but the moment You Qi heard his answer, a sense of happiness rushed into his heart.
Looking squarely at Bai Luo Yin, You Qi called him over, “Come here, I’ll help you.”
Without thinking much, Bai Luo Yin sat beside You Qi.
You Qi stretched his hand out and placed it on Bai Luo Yin’s chest, then he caressed it slowly from there toward his stomach. Bai Luo Yin’s muscles were really firm and felt soft under his hand and even though he had just consumed such a huge amount of food, his lower abdomen was still tight; from the feel of it, there wasn’t any trace of unwanted fat there at all.
As he closed his eyes, took a deep breath and tried to relax, Bai Luo Yin suddenly remembered Gu Hai. Normally, whenever he ate too much or when his stomach felt uncomfortable, Gu Hai would always be the one who caressed it and took the uneasiness away. It was always strong but balanced and before long, he would feel much better……
You Qi was rubbing rather energetically, but then Bai Luo Yin suddenly grabbed his wrist.
“I’ll do it myself, Gu Hai.”
You Qi’s expression stiffened, after awhile he finally opened his mouth and asked, “Who did you called me?”
Utterly embarrassed, Bai Luo Yin shrunk back, “It was a mistake, just a slip of the tongue……”
“And you’re still saying that you don’t miss him?” You Qi’s face turned green with jealousy.
Bai Luo Yin’s stomach suddenly felt a lot better; he immediately stretched his arm and hook it around You Qi’s neck, all the while wearing a cheerful expression. He pointed toward a guitar at the corner and asked, “Is that yours?”
You Qi secretly grinded his teeth.
If you wanted to divert my attention, can you at least not be so obvious about it?……you’re both really worthy of sleeping on the same bed every day, even your temper and nature has started to become rather casual!
“Play a song for me.” Bai Luo Yin continued to shamelessly demand.
With a darkened face, You Qi sauntered toward the corner, grabbed the guitar and brought it over.
In the middle of the night, You Qi remained wide awake and Bai Luo Yin had just fallen asleep. You Qi waited and waited on like this for a while. Finally, Bai Luo Yin’s limbs grabbed hold of him, just like a koala bear climbing a huge tree. You Qi laughed at himself.
This is really good, someone else painstakingly went through the troubles of cultivating this great habit, yet I’m the one who gets to reap the benefits.
Gu Hai, you better not come back!
One week later, Gu Hai was finally granted amnesty.
Gu Yang’s main problem had already been handled; all other relevant matters had been perfectly handled and everything else had also been handed over to the assistant. All the people that must be met with had been met with, all the works that should be completed had also been completed, and whatever remained could only be resigned to fate.
After safely enduring this day, Gu Hai was granted liberation from this treacherous prison sentence.
“Can I go out for a walk? Since I’ve arrived here, I haven’t been able to cruise the streets yet.” said Gu Hai.
Gu Yang was rarely in a good mood and when he saw that pitiable expression written on Gu Hai’s face, he relented all at once, “Don’t go too far, you must keep a low profile. If you feel like someone is following you, immediately give me a call.”
“Aren’t you too cautious?” Gu Hai asked in disdain.
Not looking at him, Gu Yang casually threw a card toward Gu Hai, “If you’re shopping, then just use this card.”
The corner of Gu Hai’s mouth curved, “You really understand me.”
Gu Yang raised his chin up to look at him, “Go quickly and come back quickly.”
As a result, Gu Hai vanished for the entire day. It was already a little past nine o’clock and his shadow had yet to reappeared. Gu Yang couldn’t sit still any longer. Feeling a bit restless, he repeated looked at his watch. Gu Hai had been out for more than ten hours already……normally speaking, he should’ve been back earlier, it can’t be……
Thinking about all the possibilities, Gu Yang suddenly leaped from the sofa and sped towards the entrance to change his shoes.
But, he hasn’t properly worn his shoes yet when the door suddenly shot open.
In just a flash, Gu Yang’s movement all stopped.
Someone pushed two shopping carts in. There were boxes and cases of all sizes piling up inside the cart; it was piled up higher than the average person.
“Don’t tell me, you were out all this time just to buy these things?”
Gu Hai replied while unloading the things from the carts, ”Yeah, I’m so freaking tired.”
“Didn’t I tell you to come back early?” Gu Yang said angrily.
Gu Hai put on an ‘I have my own reason’ expression, “If I come back earlier, I won’t be able to get everything!”
“Why did you buy so many things? Didn’t I tell you to keep a low profile? If you really want to bring all of these things, all the people in the airport will stare at the two of us!”
“I don’t care. These are all presents that I have to bring back with me!”
“You can’t bring them.” Coldness rushed into Gu Hai’s eyes, “We hid ourselves for half month for what huh? Isn’t it all so that we can depart tomorrow without any problems!!! All these things that you’ve brought would only be a hindrance. We’ll have get our baggage check, then handle all other formalities, and you’re still trying to cause us more trouble? Are you willing to be stopped at the airport?”
Hearing those words, Gu Hai’s hand movements stopped for the time being, then he looked at Gu Yang with an ‘I could care less,’ expression and grudgingly said, “Tell me, aren’t you being too hostile lately? Are you going crazy after all this huh? What, I can’t even bring back some good things for my Yin Zi? These are all legal things, what rights do they have to stop me?”
Gu Yang realized now, this bastard Gu Hai had been completely strung into infatuation by the devil’s magic.
“Okay, I had enough with your nonsense. Let me tell you clearly, you can’t bring all of these things. All of them must remain here!”
Gu Hai still adorned that same expression and stubborn tone, “I will definitely bring them.”
The dispute went on for nearly half an hour before Gu Yang finally took a step back.
“You can bring them if you want. Just choose two small ones. It’s impossible to bring everything.”
Gu Hai was as stubborn as an ox and refused to relent, “Since I bought it already then I have to bring them all. None of it can be left behind!”
The sounds of clenched fist smashing something transmitted throughout the room., Gu Yang’s eyes were twisted with a scarlet red tone by now. He grinded his teeth hard, then stepped forward with large steps as if to snatch away Gu Hai’s gifts.
“If you dare to touch them, then try it!!” Gu Hai roared out like a wild and mad lion, “If you dare to touch just one, I will immediately call the police station and let them come here to arrest you!”
Gu Yang, “…….”
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