What a pity that he’s a fool
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“Son, walk your classmate out.”
At his father’s request, Bai Luo Yin promptly walked Gu Hai to the front door. Once they reached outside the gates, Gu Hai pushed his bike forward and bid farewell to Bai Luo Yin.
“It’s okay, you can go back inside.”
Bai Luo Yin didn’t budge, “How far is your place from here?”
Hearing that, Gu Hai’s chest immediately tightened. “Why? Do you still want to go back with me and hang out at my house?”
“No, I just want to walk you home.”
Normally, these particular words would have warmed Gu Hai’s heart, but this was not one of those times.
“I’m a man, so why do you need to walk me home? Quick, go back inside. It’s cold out here. I’m riding a bike, so it will take less than ten minutes for me to get home.”
Ignoring him, Bai Luo Yin continued to walk ahead of Gu Hai out of the house. And under the street lights, he waved his hand towards Gu Hai, beckoning him to follow . . .
Unexpectedly, Gu Hai actually followed.
They walked down the spacious street and watching as the weeping willows on each side of them sway like little curtains. The trees were shedding, causing countless delicate, little leaves to fall down in a disorderly manner. Inadvertently, autumn had arrived in Beijing, giving off a pleasant cool air. After surviving an extremely hot summer, people would naturally long for a cool and refreshing respite. The autumn wind was quiet and gentle, unlike the spring wind that always brought chills to the whole body.
“How was the food tonight?”
It was very rare to hear the soft and gentle side of Bai Luo Yin’s voice. Perhaps, this peaceful night affected him, or perhaps he felt guilty deep inside his heart. After all, it was Gu Hai’s first meal at his home and yet it was such an unpleasant experience.
“It was very delicious.”
In the quiet night, Gu Hai’s deep voice held so much truth that it was difficult to doubt him.
“My grandfather and grandmother were like that too, when they were still alive. My grandfather was even worse than your grandfather. Basically, he would eat and vomit, then afterward, he would eat again. He was paralyzed and incontinent in bed for a very long time. I’m already used to all of that…”
While Gu Hai talked, he was also repenting in his heart. In truth, his grandfather was a hero – a hero who looked after his family. Before Gu Hai was born, his grandfather had carried out a dangerous mission and sacrificed his life bravely and gloriously. It was only due to his grandfather’s death that his family and all other people in his father’s generation could obtain special political privileges. Otherwise, Gu Hai’s father would not have had his current position today.
Bai Luo Yin laughed without a word.
Noting this, Gu Hai tilted his head to the side to glance at Bai Luo Yin. Not long after, he turned his gaze away. He didn’t know what Bai Luo Yin was thinking. – said boy was gazing at the road in front of him. The Bai Luo Yin that was quiet was very enchanting in his eyes. It didn’t help that each time he glanced at him, he was left with an indescribable feeling. The light from the streetlamps hit half of Bai Luo Yin’s face, making the light and dark play out almost too beautiful. Gu Hai absentmindedly stared at Bai Luo Yin for a long time. Soon, he felt as if there was a flinch in his heart, comfortably spreading through his entire body.
He was infatuated. It had nothing to do with gender because Bai Luo Yin was simply too beautiful. He was so captivating that Gu Hai forgot their differences and the lack of understanding between them.
“Why do you use an artistic style to write your name?”
That one sentence interrupted Gu Hai’s thoughts.
“Oh… my girlfriend found someone to design it for me and forced me to learn it. Then it became a habit to write like that, so even if I want to change it, I won’t be able to.”
Bai Luo Yin lightly said, “That’s a bad habit to get into…”
Gu Hai respectfully gave a standard military salute, “Teacher Bai’s lesson is right. As soon as I arrive home, I will heed your advice.”
Between laughing and talking, they were halfway to Gu Hai’s home already. Gu Hai realized that he couldn’t possibly allow his living arrangements to be revealed to Bai Luo Yin. His only choice was to make a detour away from his home as far as possible; otherwise, he would be exposed.
Hearing Bai Luo Yin’s gasped, Gu Hai turned his head around and saw there was a big dog by his side. It had snow-white fur, a strong physique, and a mild temper. Bai Luo Yin crouched down and caressed the dog all over its body. It was clear that he was very fond of the dog since his face was glowing with excitement.
“This Samoyed is really beautiful.”
Before he could finish his sentence, the owner returned.
Bai Luo Yin stood up as the man and his dog left. He was still staring after them wistfully long after they were gone.
“Do you like dogs?” Gu Hai asked.
Bai Luo Yin laughed, “I can get along with dogs very well. Even the fiercest dog will warm up to me when they see me.”
Gu Hai eyelids twitched; he felt more uneasy the more he listened to Bai Luo Yin talk. Why did it seem like the words that Bai Luo Yin used were referring to him?
“If you really like it, bro can buy one for you.”
Hearing that, Bai Luo Yin casually retorted, “You are very poor. Can you afford it?”
Gu Hai fussed in his mind, “Forget Samoyed. Even if it’s a Tibetan Mastiff, I can buy it for you…”
This kind of life was actually very annoying…
“Isn’t your home nearby? Why haven’t we reached your place even after walking for so long?” Bai Luo Yin became suspicious.
Gu Hai patted Bai Luo Yin’s shoulder and said, “It’s taking longer to get to my place because I’m walking and pushing the bike. If I’m riding it instead, I will be home in no time. You should just go back.”
Bai Luo Yin happily walked away.
Only after he was certain that Bai Luo Yin had already left that Gu Hai started to ride his bike.
Bai Luo Yin walked to an obscure location, turned around, and took a peek at Gu Hai to see what he was up to. He saw that Gu Hai had turned around and backtracked through the same road that they traveled through.
For the sake of investigating it, Bai Luo Yin followed quietly behind him.
Actually, when Bai Luo Yin said he wanted to walk Gu Hai home, it was just a camouflage; his real purpose was to find out where exactly was Gu Hai’s house, why is it that every time Bai Luo Yin mentioned it, he was always so secretive. But after half an hour, he had not arrived at his home yet, so Bai Luo Yin simply let Gu Hai go, then he used the tracking method.
Gu Hai rode his bike, but he felt something fishy, even though the footsteps behind him were soft, he was aware that there was something odd. He didn’t even need to look back, just by listening to the sound of the footsteps, he could determine the height, weight and general appearance of this person.
It was possible that Bai Luo Yin had followed him here.
This guy is too sneaky.
Gu Hai narrowed his eyes, his cycling movement was still relaxed and his rhythm was still clear, there was no hint of tension and diffidence in his actions.
Soon, Gu Hai arrived in front of a random house.
The single-story houses were all identical, with a small courtyard.
Gu Hai was in a difficult position, he couldn’t just go back to the actual rented house that he had passed. Bai Luo Yin would definitely find out that his house was actually rented, and all those words he said before would become lies. In order to preserve what little space he occupied in Bai Luo Yin’s heart, he decided to take a risk.
The people living beside him lived alone, they were an old married couple. He reckoned that they must be fast asleep by this time, so Gu Hai decided to go to their house first to stay away from the trouble. Then, he could climb the wall to go to the house beside this house, which was his actual house.
Let’s do this, Gu Hai swiftly pried the lock open, calmly pushed his bike. Then he went inside and shut the door, he could finally heave a sigh of relief.
The distance was far and Gu Hai did not know whether or not Bai Luo Yin had already returned home.
Nevertheless, he had no intention of going out, the wall was not tall, so he immediately threw his bike over to the yard beside and then he neatly jumped over.
He finally escaped from disaster.
On Sunday morning, Gu Hai pushed his bike outside. However, before the front wheel of his bike could barely pass the doorway, his back wheel had abruptly turned back two large loops.
Gu Hai was surprised to see Bai Luo Yin’s figure in front of his neighbor’s house, standing upright, especially waiting for him to come out.
What to do?
Do I need to climb the wall to go out again?
Gu Hai climbed the wall to peek at the courtyard beside him. The old man was in the yard, watering his garden. How can I get pass him?
Gu Hai’s forehead was sweating.
In the end, he came up with a strange trick. He threw his bicycle to the next yard.
It produced a loud sound.
The old man who was watering his garden was startled, he turned his head only to see a young man standing on top of his wall, there was a bicycle below him.
“Grandpa, my bicycle fell down in your house, can I come and pick it up?”
“How can your bike fall down here? Were you riding on the walls?”
Gu Hai didn’t care much about it since that guy was still standing outside, he had to act like he was crazy.
“Well, I’m going to pick it up and I’ll just throw it over the wall!”
The grandfather walked unsteadily, his face twisting into anxious expression.
“Why are you throwing it back there? You can just directly walk out from my door.”
Gu Hai looked at the old man with eyes full of admiration combined with mutual understanding.
Then, Gu Hai nonchalantly pushed his bike and walked out from the front door.
The grandfather merely stood behind Gu Hai, he was worried.
“What a good-looking lad! It’s a pity that he’s a fool!”
Zhou Sihu was looking at his watch, it was ten minutes before school started.
Li Shuo was sitting beside him while playing his computer.
Zhou Sihu wasn’t quite awake yet, he had been yawning nonstop. His good weekend was ruined, he had to put up with Jin Lulu, he couldn’t contact Gu Hai, and Jin Lulu just kept on tormenting both of them. It wasn’t until late in the night that they managed to escort this young lady back to Tian Jin.
Both of them had slept in the hotel for a while before they woke up to get ready for school.
Li Shuo heard the guy beside him yawning, he glanced at Zhou Sihu and couldn’t help but ask, “Can you drive? If you can’t, just exchange with me.”
“We’re almost there, what’s the point of switching now?”
Li Shuo snickered, then his eyes were suddenly fixed on the side road next to him.
“Wait, slow down a little!”
Zhou Sihu ignored him, “If we go any slower, we’ll be late.”
“It’s not that…” Li Shuo continued to stretch his neck out of the window, staring behind them till his eyeballs almost popped out, “Why do I feel like the one who’s riding that bike behind us looks like Da Hai?!”
Zhou Sihu also glanced at the back through the rearview mirror.
“You’re right, he really looks like him.”
Li Shuo blinked, “I think it’s really him!”
“What are you saying?” Zhou Sihu increased his speed and said with an aloof expression, “Just look at that poor appearance, can it really be Da Hai? Besides, Da Hai has a few cars of his own, why would he ride a bicycle? Use your own foot to think properly, can Da Hai really look that shameful?”
Li Shuo thought about it and realized that it made sense. He couldn’t help but sigh.
“Just where did Da Hai disappear to…”