Why do I like you so much?
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After two days, the bureau director personally went to the hospital to visit Aunt Zou.
“Madam, I’ve come to see you, I’m terribly sorry regarding the matter two days ago, I’ve already scolded those people thoroughly, I’ve also given them a penalty, please show mercy and forgive us.”
Aunt Zou blinked in confusion, a small stall being wrecked is a common thing, yet she had never seen a bureau director apologize personally like this.
“Madam, there is fifty-thousand Yuan inside here, the money for the medical fees is also inside, by all means, please accept this.”
Aunt Zou wanted to say, the hospital bills and the medicines altogether won’t even amount to fifty thousand Yuan!
“Of course we will accept it!” Gu Hai immediately took the brown paper bag, and put it besides Aunt Zou’s pillow, “You should take this, you don’t have to be all polite with them.”
“Yes, yes…” The director bowed unctuously, “I’m terribly sorry about your stall, we’ve already prepared a new place for you near Xin Jie Kou, every room is newly renovated, the name board was already installed as well, it’s called ‘Aunt Zou’s Snacks’. Please confirm the date of your discharge from the hospital, and when that day comes, we will immediately pick a date for the grand opening of your restaurant.”
Aunt Zhou felt like she was dreaming, her burnt leg, is it worth that much?
Bai Han Qi asked from the sides, “But later once we own the store, don’t we have to pay for the tax and security fees, too?”
“You don’t have to worry about it, we’ve already arranged everything.”
Aunt Zou’s expression became even more incredulous, she looked at Bai Han Qi, then she shifted her gaze towards Bai Luo Yin and Gu Hai, who was standing beside him. She felt uneasy and uncomfortable due to the series of fortunate events that keep on coming as if it was neatly arranged.
“I’m afraid I won’t be able to manage it well!”
“Don’t worry, someone will be helping you to manage the shop for the first two months, if you have something that you don’t understand then feel free to ask her. As for the waiter….” The bureau director took a quick glance at Gu Hai, “For the time being, we have prepared five persons, wait until the business gets better, then we will find more.”
“It’s enough, it’s enough.”
Aunt Zou was too excited that she didn’t know what to say anymore, she clenched and unclenched both of her hands repeatedly underneath. Previously, when she managed that little stall all by herself, it was very busy. It was hard and tiring for her as well, her son has to go to school, the whole family relies on her alone, she really couldn’t afford to hire other people, she really wished that she had superhuman power. After she finished her busy works each day, she couldn’t even straighten her waist up.
The bureau director and Gu Hai exchanged a few words of greetings, then he took heavy steps and left.
After the bureau director left, Aunt Zou was unable to hold herself back, she directly opened the paper bag, and after she took a quick glimpse, she was very shocked.
“It’s real money, there’s not even one blank paper.”
Bai Luoyin didn’t know whether he should laugh or cry, “Aunt Zou, didn’t he say that there is fifty- thousand Yuan inside?”
“Actually, I couldn’t believe it at first.” Aunt Zou sighed, full of emotion, “This fifty-thousand Yuan, didn’t it come too easy? Even if I worked for a whole year, I won’t be able to make this much! Say, I got a bit of really good luck this time, could it be that I’m going to meet a huge disaster after this?!”
Gu Hai at the side was so happy, “Auntie, you deserve this, after all, they are part of the law enforcement, yet they accidentally injure people, it’s good enough that we didn’t investigate their criminal responsibility. It’s really appropriate for you to take this money, there’s no need to be modest with them.”
Aunt Zou’s tears fell down immediately, it’s just yesterday that she had to experience such a horrendous torment, the stall was smashed, she couldn’t afford to see the doctor, and her son has to go to school, her anxious mind felt like it’s going to explode……. She didn’t expect that everything would be resolved today. Hence, this is a blessing in disguise, she’s so happy that she didn’t know how to express her feelings.
After they went back home, the two people sat on the roof, quietly listening to the sound of a barking dog on the yard. The fallen leaves of late autumn had already covered the ground, wherever the eyes go, there will only be the melancholic thoughts of autumn, quiet and calm, graceful and subdued, and the faint sorrow…..
“About Aunt Zou’s accident, thank you.” Bai Luo Yin was somewhat awkward when he started to talk.
Gu Hai hit Bai Luoyin’s forehead lightly, “Are you stupid? She is also my aunt.”
Bai Luoyin went silent for quite a while, then he asked Gu Hai, “Why aren’t you going back to your own home?”
“I fought with my dad, I don’t want to go back.”
“Then, you can just continue to live here.”
Gu Hai was surprised inside, he looked at Bai Luoyin in the eyes, there are a deep affection and emotion within.
“Although our home is a little bit shabby, everyone treats you genuinely and sincerely. Ever since you came here, my father cooks more carefully compared to before. I can see it, he is very fond of you, and my grandma likes you even more…”
“How about you?” Gu Hai suddenly blurted a question.
Bai Luo Yin was dumbfounded after he heard this question.
Gu Hai observed Bai Luoyin’s expression carefully. He realized that he had accidentally asked that question, as a result, he actually became so nervous because he really wanted to know Bai Luoyin’s answer. However, the way his heart is pounding hard right now, why is it more intense than a love confession?
“What do you think?” Bai Luo Yin replied him with another question.
Gu Hai embraced Bai Luo Yin with one arm, shamelessly sticking his face to Bai Luo Yin, beard stubbles against beard stubbles, a surge of youthful turmoil slowly spreading out from their innermost being.
“I think you really cherish me.”
Bai Luoyin couldn’t help but smile.
When Gu Hai noticed the corners of Bai Luoyin’s lips twitching, he felt really satisfied, his warm cheeks canceled out the chilly autumn wind. Gu Hai only wore a thin piece of shirt, yet his body and his heartfelt burning hot. There is one kind of weird feeling, mysteriously flowing out from the bottom of his heart, overflowing just like spring grasses breaking through the ground, the branches sprouting tenderly. There’s a little bit of nervous throbbing, a little bit of restlessness, it itches and tickles, but it’s very comfortable that it softened the bones, so comfortable that he forget that the time is still flowing…..
“Bai Luo Yin.”
“Hm?” Bai Luoyin turned his head towards Gu Hai, the distance between them was less than an inch, the tip of their nose nearly touching each other.
“Say… Why do I like you so much?”
No one knew what happened to the Tibetan Mastiff on the yard, as he suddenly barked loudly several times, drowning Gu Hai’s nonsensical talk.
“What did you just say?” Bai Luoyin asked him loudly.
Gu Hai turned his head to another direction, pretending to look at the eaves of the neighboring house.
Bai Luoyin didn’t ask anymore.
Nevertheless, Gu Hai replied inside his heart, I fucking like you, I like you so much that I can’t stand it anymore.