Addicted: Chapter 25

Bai Luo Yin’s Incident

Translator: Estreline/ Edit: Pusaha /Proofread: Blue Blossoms

From morning class until noon break, not once had Bai Luo Yin’s head parted from his resting arms.

This was not the first time. His silent innocent act was somehow perceived as a beckoning for another one of Gu Hai’s ludicrous antics.  

For a restless person like Gu Hai, idly sitting alone in a well-behaved manner, at the back of the classroom, was just unbearable. As such, he gladly accepted Bai Luo Yin’s kind invitation and passed his idle time experimenting various methods of how to wake him up. Despite his relentless effort, none of his actions seemed to come to fruition. He even went as far as to give Bai Luo Yin’s chair a hard strike, causing everyone to stare at him due to the sudden noise. Bai Luo Yin, however, laid as motionless as ever.

The third period was Luo Xiao Yu’s, who particularly enjoyed calling on Bai Luo Yin and have him answer her questions. This lesson was no exception.

“Bai Luo Yin.”

As her crisp and clear voice chimed through the air, the whole class naturally averted their eyes from elsewhere and gazed at him with interest. Bai Luo Yin, with his left cheek squished red during sleep stood up, and fluently provided the correct answer.

Bai Luo Yin has been giving answers in such manner since forever. Hence, everybody was already more or less, used to it.

But Gu Hai was different. He remained skeptic and determined to find out the very truth of Bai Luo Yin.

Since the day they first met, Gu Hai had always doubted whether Bai Luo Yin really slept. How can people sleep and learn at the same time?Despite many students saying that it is was one of Bai Luo Yin’s innate qualities, such simple explanation was just impossible for him to believe.

He thought, Bai Luo Yin definitely isn’t sleeping.

To prove his suspicion, after the third class was over, he went to the school infirmary to buy two sleeping pills. Back in class, he crushed the pills thoroughly, reducing it to powder, and mischievously slipped it into Bai Luo Yin’s bottle of water.

Bai Luo Yin was still dazed when afternoon class started.

Cold medicines are well-known for their strong sedative properties. Take them in the wrong order and you could easily sleep the whole day.

Feeling his lips mildly parched, he picked up his water bottle and swallowed a few mouthfuls.

This is weird…he thought. There was a strange tint of bitterness in the water today. The more he drank, the thirstier he became! Bai Luo Yin drank until the large bottle was completely empty. With not a single drop of water left, he went out to fetch some more. He refilled his bottle with hot water and placed it at the corner of his desk to let it cool down. After Bai Luo Yin settled down, drowsiness rapidly swept in.

This time, he slept like a log.

For the first two classes, neither of the teachers called Bai Luo Yin. Consequently, there was no way Gu Hai’s speculation could be verified. The third and fourth classes were self-study, which were calm and quiet; a perfect setup for sleeping. Bai Luo Yin laid dormant and never budged the whole time. Not even when one of his books fell to the floor.

Afterwards, the class representative began to collect the homework. When he arrived at Bai Luo Yin’s desk, he called out softly.

“Bai Luo Yin, your math homework.”

There was no response.

The class representative was worried, so he patted Bai Luo Yin’s head and called again.

“Hey, wake up. You have to give me your homework.”

You Qi also turned back trying to trick him, “The teacher is coming!”

Bai Luo Yin continued to sleep lifelessly.

This time, other classmates began to worry as well. Bai Luo Yin had always remained perceptive during his naps. Whenever someone called him, or if there were matters he had to attend, he would immediately rise without fail.

What’s wrong with him today?

Curious, You Qi lifted Bai Luo Yin’s head. His expression suddenly changed.

“Eh, why is his face so pale?”

Having heard that exclamation, Gu Hai, whose mind had drifted elsewhere, quickly came back to its senses.

He’s not allergic to the sleeping pills… is he?

With that thought, he rushed to Bai Luo Yin’s side and hurriedly moved the chair. He wrapped his arm around Bai Luo Yin and shook his shoulder while using his free hand to pat the colorless face. Gu Hai nervously called his name.

“Bai Luo Yin? Bai Luo Yin?!!”

No response.

You Qi became really anxious. “He’s passed out. Quick, we have to get him to the infirmary.”

While speaking, he lifted Bai Luo Yin onto his back and tried to carry him. In spite of his good intentions, You Qi was not able to stand up. As a result, both of them tumbled to the floor.

Gu Hai, who was watching from the side, couldn’t stand the sight any longer, and so pushed You Qi out of the way.

“Back off! I’ll carry him.”

Without much effort, he single-handedly lifted Bai Luo Yin onto his back and waited a bit for their bodies to properly balance. Once he was ready, he quickly rushed downstairs. You Qi followed behind.

“Say, how are you able to carry him as if carrying a bird?”

You Qi was already short of breath. Even though he wasn’t carrying any extra burden, he still couldn’t keep up with Gu Hai’s speed.

Bai Luo Yin may not have been heavy, but surely wasn’t so light. Nonetheless, for Gu Hai who’s always been exercising with additional weight, it was nothing. In less than a minute, both of them arrived at the school infirmary. Gu Hai rested Bai Luo Yin’s prone body on the bed.

The school doctor was a relatively young woman. When she saw two handsome guys carrying another sick, admittedly good looking one, she felt her blood rush.

“Hey Gu Hai, what brings you here again?”

Earlier when he was here to get the sleeping pills, she had asked him all sorts of questions. It was a nuisance having to deal with this type of person, Gu Hai thought. Eventually, he was able to leave, believing he would never have to come back. Who would have thought he would come running so soon?

“Do you know her?” You Qi asked.

Gu Hai didn’t say a word. His eyes were fixed on Bai Luo Yin.

When the school doctor looked at You Qi, her face suddenly brightened.

“You… Are you You Qi?”

You Qi nodded halfheartedly.

“So you’re the school idol! Your looks certainly live up to what they say. I didn’t expect to really guess! Let me tell you, the last two girls who came for a checkup were talking about you non-stop…”

Listening to her chatter, You Qi became quite nervous once his gaze swept towards Gu Hai, noting the changes in his expression.

“Hurry up and look at him,” You Qi, panicky discarded his cold persona and urged the school doctor, “The patient is over there, you’d better go and examine him.”

When the school doctor walked up to Bai Luo Yin, her eyes lit up yet again.

“Isn’t this Bai Luo Yin?”

A cold and heavy voice pierced through her ear, “If you speak nonsense one more time, I’ll have the school infirmary closed by tomorrow, so you can go back and live your poverty-stricken life.”

2 thoughts on “Addicted: Chapter 25

  1. Thanks for the chapter! Just wanted to let you know that the last part, starting from “This time, other classmates began to worry as well.” is repeated twice.

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