Addicted: Chapter 86

Chapter 86 – An absurd love letter

Translator: grantye


After class, Gu Hai went to the toilet, then a man sneakily ran to Bai Luo Yin’s desk.

Every student in the class had agreed for one identical opinion, if Gu Hai is there in his desk, there is no way to easily approach Bai Luo Yin. Gu Hai’s psychological value wasn’t to be compared to ordinary means, he doesn’t even consider the class as one brotherhood, since things must go the way he wants. If a female student comes over, the expression showing in Gu Hai’s eyes will frighten her to go back. If a male student comes over once, he will never dare to look towards that direction again.

“Bai Ge[*], please help me look after this matter.”

Bai Luo Yin casted a quick glance at this man, “What’s the matter?”

“I chase after one female student from neighbor class, I want to give her a love letter, but my writing is…you know it too, right? Every time I write an essay, it always strays from the topic, I’m afraid if I really write the letter myself, she will run away.”

“What era is it now? You still write love letter ah….” Bai Luo Yin wasn’t interested in this matter at all.

“Because it is this era right now, only then writing love letter showed true sincerity.”

The male student bent his knee, he stealthily glanced at the doorway while sticking his face on Bai Luo Yin’s school desk, then implored in a low voice, “Bai Ge, the two of us have been in the same class since junior high, this is the first time I beg you for help! You see your penmanship won the national gold medal, your articles are always on the newspaper, I really want to borrow your typeface and writing style, what kind of girl you can’t chase after, huh?”

You Qi mocked from beside, “You should ask him to lend his face too, then it will be even more perfect.”

“You go away, what are you doing!” The boy casted a sinister glance, then right after that changed his direction to face Bai Luo Yin with his begging look, his palms were put together [1], then he bowed up and down with his hands held in front, “Bai Ge, Bai Ge, please help me.”

The motion of Bai Luo Yin’s eyesight could be seen for a while, “You want me to help you write love letter, right?”

“Yes…” The male student nodded his head.

“Then you will copy the letter?”

“No, I won’t be copying the letter, I will send your writing. Didn’t I say it before? My writings is shabby and it’s too embarrassing to show, in the end you are the suitable one to write it.”

Bai Luo Yin hesitated for a bit, then nodded his head.

The male student was very happy, then at full speed he took a fragrant letter paper from his desk, and one more slip of paper.

Gu Hai had already entered the class room from the backdoor.

The male student hurriedly sat properly on his own seat, like before he came to Bai Luo Yin’s desk.

Bai Luo Yin opened the paper, there was written some letters.

That girl’s name is Dong Na.

The preparation was already sufficient, and the lack of time was also taken into consideration…. Bai Luo Yin laughed involuntarily, and soon the smile was replaced by surprise.

Dong Na? 12 rolls of toilet paper? [2] How can you fall for Dong Na?

Dong Na and Bai Luo Yin were in the same class for their first year of high school, as she and Bai Luo Yin had been classmates, she would practically recognize his hand writings.

This matter won’t be easy to handle…. It seems that for a guaranteed success, I need to add a little bit of touch in the writing style, right, this is how it’s done!

Within one whole lesson, Bai Luo Yin wrote at a tremendous speed.

Gu Hai propped his chin in the palm of his hand, his gaze was bounded at Bai Luo Yin’s writing ability.

What is he up to? He doesn’t listen to the teacher? Yet he doesn’t sleep?

Gu Hai knows deeply in his heart, Bai Luo Yin doesn’t have a habit of doing homework in class.

After class, Bai Luo Yin seldom takes the initiative to turn around.

“I’m going down to buy some stuff, are you coming or not?”

After Gu Hai’s confession, this was the first time Bai Luo Yin invited him to accompany, stated by the one whom he earnestly need, is a really big enticement. Gu Hai needed to secretly gather his enthusiasm, only then he could squeeze out a “NO” from his teeth!  But since they are simply men, clenching teeth and tapping feet, to look distracted also means to turn down the invitation.

After that, You Qi went in his place.

If I can’t find anything on this desk, I’ll have to say sorry for my heroic dedication.

Gu Hai took out the result of Bai Luo Yin’s one-whole-lesson-of-struggle, then held it before his eyes.

Consequently, not only it didn’t disappoint Gu Hai, but the real hidden thing here, wasn’t any kind of something usual.

Gu Hai’s heart froze for a moment, the fingertips that he used to take out the letter trembled.

If we never meet by chance,

perhaps my mind will forever be frivolous,

if I were to let go of our entwined arms,

fear that I will regret it the rest of my life.

Your eyes, can easily make my vast mind flits across hurricane,

on infertile lands,

in the dark of the night,

trying to understand the scenery.

One long journey,

will be enough to make my frail heart wan and sallow,

a glimpse of the autumn ripples under every round moon [3],

as clear as the desired teardrops.

If I were to die,

how can I be unruffled,

how can love be uninvolved,

only need to love each other,

then life will have no regret.

Are these words written for me?

Gu Hai didn’t know that these words are from the poetry of Wang Guo Zhen [4], he misunderstood them as the ones Bai Luo Yin painstakingly wrote in admiration for female student. Every sentence he read, was like nails jabbing his heart, he believed that Bai Luo Yin didn’t give him an explicit answer before, was to deliberately seize him, wanted to probe his sincerity, who thought, in spite of everything, he likes another person surreptitiously!

The shock was fiercer compared to seeing Jin Lulu went to hotel with other man.

At first only the mood was influenced, but the latter also affected the most fragile part of the heart.

Gu Hai took a deep breath for several times, then with difficulties he put his gloomy face aside.

Being apart from Bai Luo Yin for a short time, this time, I will raise my power as a husband! In the realm of Gu Hai’s emotion, he was determined to stop this matter from emerging out, but only seeing Bai Luo Yin be perfectly happy just won’t do!

Gu Hai also took another piece of paper from under Bai Luo Yin’s well-written letter paper, held it himself, and he saw the girl’s name, then started to write the attack, with shameful and sharp words. Afterwards, he put a letter written by himself squeezed in the beautiful envelope and tore the one Bai Luo Yin wrote.

Bai Luo Yin came back, the envelope was still lying intact in the school desk.

Then he tossed a bag of pistachio towards Gu Hai’s desk.

Gu Hai’s heart almost cracked! After such things you’ve done to me, you still want to make me happy?

Bai Luo Yin took out the letter paper then looked at it for a bit, only to check the name, but didn’t check the content, because the hand writings were so similar, Bai Luo Yin sighed silently in his heart, just now I obviously paid attention to my handwriting style, how come after writing for some time it changed back to the way before? Let it be then, reckoning the very carefree nature of Dong Na, she will be unable to spot the details.

Bai Luo Yin wrote the boy’s name neatly on the envelope, there was still some minutes before class ended, he quickly ran outside, then he delivered the letter to Dong Na.

This eager and anxious movement yet again stung Gu Hai’s heart.

For the whole lesson, he pulled his hair up at the back of the class, even if he could counterfeit the love letter, but the one Bai Luo Yin likes in his heart cannot be counterfeited…!

The bell rang as the class was finished, just as the class was about to stir restlessly, a wail could be heard from the backdoor.

“Who is Guan Da Zhi? Bring him out to me!”

The boy, seeing Dong Na called his name herself, walked excitedly yet awkwardly like a marching soldier [5].

Who would’ve thought that Dong Na would slap Guan Da Zhi in his face, one really loud slap, only breathing sound was heard as the class went silent in a flash. Guan Da Zhi couldn’t think the reason, why his love letter was exchanged with a slap in his face! Even if you don’t like me, you shouldn’t have insulted me like this!

“And you also, Bai Luo Yin!” Dong Na cried like she was out of breath, “Both of us were classmate…. back in year one, you unexpectedly helped him to trick me, helped me to be a fool!”

“A fool?” Bai Luo Yin was dumbfounded.

Gu Hai also heard without knowing what was happening.

“Don’t pretend anymore! Don’t think that I couldn’t recognize it was your writing! I, Dong Na, experienced what you call ‘shameless’! If I didn’t scold you for now, my surname isn’t Dong anymore! [6]”

As Gu Hai heard what she said, he stood up beside Bai Luo Yin like a hero.

“Are you done yet? If you’re done then get lost!”

Dong Na wiped her tears, then tossed the “Love letter” to Bai Luo Yin’s body, and cried while running outside.

After the farce event passed, Bai Luo Yin felt that there had to be someone among them who caused the problem, he opened the crappy-mushed-kneaded letter paper again, carefully read the content written there.

Only a few words, Bai Luo Yin’s face blackened.

No need to say anything, such kind of handwriting which really looked similar, such kind of shameful and sharp language, it must be the bestowment from the person behind him.

After class ended, Bai Luo Yin turned his body around, and shot Gu Hai with his swift and fierce expression.

“You secretly changed the content, don’t you?”

Gu Hai admitted naturally, “Yes!”

Bai Luo Yin was really angry that he smashed the desk immediately, “How can you ruins things like this? Does it hinder you from anything?”

“You asked what it hinders me from?” Gu Hai’s gaze didn’t move even the slightest, “You wrote a love letter for a girl, for me not to care about it, you have to oppose the heaven first!”

Bai Luo Yin nearly couldn’t open his mouth, he understood, he thoroughly understood the situation.

“That love letter was the one Guan Da Zhi asked me to write for Dong Na!”

After a bellow, what follows was Gu Hai’s long silence.

He came back from the death door slowly as happiness filled his heart, the nerve that was suffering from the pent-up frustrations for two whole class jumped and celebrated, so actually he didn’t write the love letter for Dong Na, the letter he wrote was for helping another male student. After drinking the two-class-worth of “medicine” [7], at last there was someone who could give him candied jujube, how can Gu Hai be not cocky? Just now he was still loaded full in hatred, then suddenly it felt like it was applied a sweet honey, he rubbed the brilliant cheeks of Bai Luo Yin in tenderly feeling that was permeating in the air.

“Why you didn’t say it earlier?”

Bai Luo Yin hatefully gnashed his teeth, he immediately took away Gu Hai’s hand, then scolded, “You still dare to smile! You already did an immoral action yet you can still smile?”

“What immoral action did I do? I tell you, if it was really a letter for another girl, I wrote those words only to show mercy!” The color of Gu Hai’s face went back as before, “Even if it was Guan Da Zhi’s request for you to write the letter, what can I do since I had made things worse? Who lets him to make you tired? He himself chased the girl but didn’t start the work? Such a deceptive person, you shouldn’t help him!”

Bai Luo Yin himself felt unable to communicate with Gu Hai, then he carried his bag and walked outside.

Translator Note:

[*] Bai Ge means Brother Bai (referring to Bai Luo Yin).

[1] His palms were put together refers to putting his palm joined together, like someone who’s praying.

[2] Dong Na? 12 rolls of toilet paper?  remember the girl who gave You Qi a bag of tissue?

[3] A glimpse of the autumn ripples under every round moon: I don’t know how to translate this one! But the dictionary says that it refers to a beautiful eye of a girl…….actually I don’t know how to translate the whooooooooole poetry since I’m not good with words..please bear with me Q_Q

[4] Wang Guozhen (22 June 1956 – 26 April 2015) was a Chinese poet. (from Wikipedia)

[5] walking like marching soldier 顺� : the term used here is shun4 guai3. This term depicts a situation in which he walks and draw his left leg and right and forward together then his right leg with left hand forward together and so on.

[6] surname: Chinese name is usually constituted for 2-3 individual Chinese character… the first one being their family name. For Dong Na, Dong is her family name.

[7] “medicine” : CJD wrote 黄连 (Huang2 lian2) that means Chinese goldthread (Coptis chinensis), rhizome used in medicine…… I don’t know the true implicit meaning of this one..but in this case, it must be the superstition of Gu Hai! LOL

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