I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU
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After Gu Yang left the apartment, Gu Hai entered their bedroom again only to see that Bai Luo Yin was still sound asleep on the chair. Gently touching his hair, he noticed that only a portion of it was dry while the other half was still damp.
With the thought of not wanting him to get sick, Gu Hai took out the hairdryer. But still welling with a fit of unsightly anger, he changed the air from hot to cold and immediately switched on the hairdryer before facing it towards Bai Luo Yin’s head. Although it was summer, the air conditioner inside the apartment was set to a very cold temperature, making it completely impossible to feel any hot air. The sudden burst of cold air blew towards Bai Luo Yin at such speed that it caused him to quiver and wake up with a frightening jolt.
Bai Luo Yin’s drowsy eyes rushed towards the mirrors for a quick glance and contrary to his expectations, the hairstyle was actually pretty good. Without any other thought, he looked towards the hairstylist standing beside him and realized that it had turned into a completely different person.
“Where’s your brother?” Bai Luo Yin asked.
Once those words enter Gu Hai’s brain, the annoying name repeatedly rang out in his head before he abruptly hurled the hairdryer towards their study table. He glanced at Bai Luo Yin, his eyes written with a dense ominous aura that beckoned to erupt.
“You haven’t fucking stayed with him long enough, have you? Are you pissed that I came home early?”
The two questions shot forth with no inkling of a need to distinguish right from wrong. It penetrated Bai Luo Yin’s nerves so deeply that his mood took a turn for the worse. He honestly could not comprehend at all how Gu Hai’s brain was wired.
How can a simple haircut become so complicated and twisted once it passed through his brain?
“That’s right! It’s best if you didn’t fucking come back at all tonight!”
Having said that, Bai Luo Yin despicably tore the cloth covering his body to the floor. Just as he was about to walk away, a firm hand suddenly gripped his arm and held him in place before he was forcibly swung backward. It was so sudden that Bai Luo Yin’s head nearly smashed the cupboard beside their bed.
A second later, taking advantage of Bai Luo Yin’s momentary imbalance, Gu Hai swiftly pushed him down and press his body on top.
“You want me to die of anger, don’t you?”
“Who’s making who angry, huh?” Bai Luo Yin’s slender fingers grabbed Gu Hai’s clothes as he looked straight into his eyes, “What did I do wrong? He pestered me endlessly and insisted on giving me a haircut. Aside from letting him cut it, what else could I’ve done? Do you want me to slap him in the face? That’s your brother! If he wasn’t your brother, I wouldn’t even acknowledge him at all!”
Two pairs of eyes locked amidst the dark gloomy aura that swerved between them while their breaths weaved with an oppressive feeling that seemed to suffocate them.
After being in a deadlock for what seemed like an eternity, Bai Luo Yin finally broke their gazes and spoke with a relentless tone, “I don’t want to argue with you anymore.”
Afterward, he immediately pressed his hands firmly against Gu Hai’s chest to push him away. The first attempt was unsuccessful and Gu Hai was still staring down at him with a determined look on his face, refusing to budge even an inch. His second attempt succeeded in pushing the stubborn bull to the side only when he exerted all his strength.
Still feeling agitated, Bai Luo Yin tore his own clothes off, threw them roughly on the bed then made a beeline into the bathroom to take a bath. Left alone to lie on the bed, Gu Hai’s eyes silently traveled to Bai Luo Yin’s scattered clothes. He eyed them for a moment while thinking of the person that wore it, then he buried his head in and inhaled the captivating scent that was Bai Luo Yin’s alone. Slowly but surely, the alluring smell helped him to soothe his emotions.
When Gu Hai was about to get up to take a shower, he discovered something that caused his blood to boil as it coursed through his veins ready to explode at any second. Bai Luo Yin’s pants had actually been torn apart and ripped seams created a wide opening. Each broken thread that hung loosely to either side of the seam seemed to pull mercilessly at Gu Hai’s heartstring.
Grabbing that pants, Gu Hai headed towards the bathroom door and tried to push it open. When the door did not open, he immediately gave it a violent kick. Then he went inside and walked up towards Bai Luo Yin who was in the middle of taking a shower. With a darkened face, he threw the pants that were gripped tightly in his hand on Bai Luo Yin’s wet body. Without saying anything else, he forced his way out and slammed the door with a bang.
Feeling rather aggravated at how things unfolded, Gu Hai then went downstairs to the basketball court of the apartment complex to play a game or two until his whole body was drenched in sweat. As the sweat continued to form and dripped down his body, it was as if the rage in his heart was simultaneously escaping him as well. By the time he glanced down at his watch, it was already past one o’clock. Glancing up at the window to their apartment, he figured it was time for him to go back and sleep.
Once he arrived in front of their apartment, there was a piece of paper stuck on the door. On it was several large words written in a fit of anger.
“Unreasonable people, please make a detour!”
The corner of Gu Hai’s lips perked, revealing a smirk as he pushed the door opened and entered.
Bai Luo Yin was already asleep by now. Gu Hai showered first before he squeezed into the blanket. However, not long after he lied down, Bai Luo Yin sat up.
The flames of the lights emitted a faint blue light that quickly faded once it touched the tip of the cigarette. Then puffs of smoke charged out from the corner of Bai Luo Yin’s lips.
Gu Hai narrowed his eyes and turned slightly to the side to looked at the person beside him. Instead of seeing said person’s face, he was instead met with the wide expanse of Bai Luo Yin’s bareback. As he looked at it for a moment, he unconsciously stretched his hand out to touch it.
“Can you explain to me, what exactly happened to that pants?”
Without fooling around, Bai Luo Yin bluntly answered him with three words, “I don’t know.”
Not long after he said that Bai Luo Yin sneezed which was then followed by a second sneeze. Seeing him in that semi miserable state, Gu Hai reached out with the intention of dragging him back to the bed, however that stubborn boy refused to budge. When Bai Luo Yin sneezed for the third time, Gu Hai completely lost all his patients. He forcibly hooked his elbows around Bai Luo Yin’s neck and pushed him down the bed.
Before Bai Luo Yin could utter the words ‘fuck off’, Gu Hai sealed his lips with a demanding kiss. Under Gu Hai’s tyrannical control, Bai Luo Yin’s breaths were forcibly stolen and every possible violent or hurtful words that he could say was swallowed one by one……then he slowly rained kisses from Bai Luo Yin’s chin to the sides and tip of his nose, eyelids, and ears. Gu Hai continued kissing his face with his soft lips until Bai Luo Yin’s ragged breaths steadied then became completely chaotic again.
After a few more kisses, Gu Hai’s sneaky lips came to a sudden halt as he stared at Bai Luo Yin with sparkling eyes.
“Is it because there’s no more pressure to study, we’ve also taken care of the problems with our parents, and our days are quite comfortable that you don’t feel at ease if you don’t fucking argue with me?”
Gu Hai was an expert in two things, acting stupid and blaming the other party even though he himself was guilty.
Bai Luo Yin’s displeased gaze swept towards Gu Hai, “Get off of me first, then I’ll tell you exactly what happened to that pants.”
Giving him another kiss on the cheek, Gu Hai obediently shifted to the side.
Two seconds later, a miserable blood-curdling shriek echoed inside the room.
“Owwww!!!… Don’t pinch me! You can’t pinch me there! Men shouldn’t make it difficult for each other like that. Ow, ow, ow!!!!!”
When Bai Luo Yin iron like fingers finally stopped its assault, Gu Hai’s pained face had already turned into an ugly shade of purple.
“Gu Yang wore your clothes and hung around our apartment. I accidentally mistook him as you and gave him a hard kick. But he wasn’t willing to forgive me and kept on insisting that it was all my fault. Then we started to argue and before long, it worsened into a fistfight. Look, that’s how the pant became like that.”
Gu Hai’s heart tightened, “He didn’t hit you, did he?”
“No, we were trapped in a deadlock for a while then after a few minutes, it ended.”
“He must have fucking done this on purpose……” Gu Hai mumbled to himself as he stared at Bai Luo Yin. Only after another second passed by did he suddenly realized something strange and quickly asked, “Then how did he manage to give you a haircut?”
Barraged by the stream of questions, Bai Luo Yin’s patience to answer turned to annoyance. He retorted angrily, “How would I know?! You should’ve asked your ancestors this freaking question! How did the Gu family become crazy like this? Each and every one of you is so weird!!”
Gu Hai did not say anything as he listened to Bai Luo Yin’s outburst with a hardened face.
“I’ll only explain that much. Now it’s up to you whether you believe me or not!”
After those words flew out of his mouth, Bai Luo Yin sullenly turned away and let his back faced Gu Hai once again.
Gu Hai’s strong arms gently encircled Bai Luo Yin from the back before he nuzzled his face into the crook his neck. When he spoke, his voice still held a strong and unyielding tone.
“In the future, try as much as possible not to provoke him.”
A small ceramic pot sat innocently in front of Bai Luo Yin. Looking at it, he really wanted to snatch that pot and smash it on the head of the person behind him.
“How did I become the person who provoked him? When did I ever provoked him first?”
Gu Hai seemed to not have heard anything that Bai Luo Yin’s had just accounted. He simply minded his own business and continued his tirade, “He’s not as simple as we are. Someone like him is much more complicated than you can ever imagine.”
“He can do whatever he likes. I have no interest in knowing anything about him.” Bai Luo Yin said, his tone laden with indifference.
Firmly grabbing hold of Bai Luo Yin’s hand, Gu Hai calmly spoke, “I don’t want you to understand him. I just want to remind you to keep your guards against him. Don’t lightly regard him as someone that walks the same path as us.”
Bai Luo Yin suddenly remembered something and he sneered coldly.
“But he said between the two of you, one is a vulgar hoodlum and the other is a more refined one. Essentially, you’re both the same. It’s just the way you show it is different.”
“The same my ass!” Gu Hai gritted his teeth in anger as he continued to justify himself, “He’s fucking praising himself! There’s a huge difference between us! I may have a sharp tongue, but I have a kind heart. He’s a fucking merciless bastard who speaks harshly and refused to admit his own mistakes! Do you still remember the story I told you about the kite? Just from that trivial matter alone, you can clearly see the difference between our characters!”
It would have been better if Gu Hai never mentioned that matter again. Unfortunately, once he mentioned it, Bai Luo Yin felt like laughing again. Instead of seeing Gu Yang’s evil intentions, all he discovered was Gu Hai’s stupidity.
“Don’t you give me that mischievous grin! I’m being serious with you here!” Now sulking, Gu Hai grabbed Bai Luo Yin’s flushed cheek and pulled it to the side–although making sure not to pull too hard.
Bai Luo Yin muttered up enough nerves to refrain himself from laughing, “Okay, okay. I get it already.”
Slightly pouting, Gu Hai glared intensely at Bai Luo Yin’s face for some time. It did not take long for him to notice the strange flicker of lights reflecting in Bai Luo Yin’s bright and clear pupils. And even the corner of his mouth seemed to twitch on and off as if trying to control itself. Just looking at, Gu Hai felt the parlous state of his own pride suffering a harsh blow.
Gritting his teeth, Gu Hai immediately pounced on Bai Luo Yin with all his might, “You still have the nerve to laugh? You still want to laugh? I’ll let you fucking laugh to your heart’s content then. I’ll let you fucking laugh……”
Early morning of the next day, Gu Hai was rudely awakened from his sleep by a call from Gu Yang at seven o’clock.
“Are you up yet?”
Gu Hai yawned, “Why did you wake up so early? Didn’t you say that your court hearing starts at nine o’clock?”
“Do you think this is the same as going to class? Where you can simply barge in when the bell rings?!”
Feeling slightly annoyed at the disturbance, Gu Hai sleepily rubbed his eyes and replied impatiently, “Alright, I got it. I’m getting up now.”
However, after the call ended, Gu Hai immediately buried himself into the sheets again instead of getting up as he said he would. Just as he turned to face Bai Luo Yin in search of his warmth, he saw his eyes moving about in a battle to wake up. He smiled, thinking that Bai Luo Yin’s expression was just like that of a small innocent mouse. Unable to control himself, Gu Hai blew a breath of air against his lashes and teased him for a while until Bai Luo Yin completely regained his consciousness.
“I have to go out in a bit. My brother has to attend a court hearing so I have to accompany him. After I’ve washed up, I’ll cook some congee for you. But the time you get up, you can eat it right away”
“There’s no need.” Bai Luo Yin stretched his body out, “I have to go out too.”
“What are you going out for?” Gu Hai asked while putting on his clothes.
Bai Luo Yin relaxed his muscles as he sat up, “Didn’t I mention to you that I gave up my chance to enter a university without having to take the entrance examination? At that time, there was a teacher who helped me manage this matter. Since I’ve abruptly given up such a great opportunity and didn’t even say a word to that teacher beforehand, I think that it’s quite rude of me. I want to head over there and give the teacher a proper explanation.”
Gu Hai nodded his head, “Have you contacted that teacher already?”
“Your brother helped me to contact that teacher.”
All of a sudden, Gu Hai’s complexion changed to various colors but he chose to not say anything else.
After the two showered and cleaned themselves up, they went to the bedroom together and changed their clothes. Bai Luo Yin turned to look at Gu Hai with a warm smile and said, “You can go first since I’m not in a hurry anyway.”
“Let’s go together!” Gu Hai said brightly.
“We’re not going in the same direction.”
“I’ll want to drop you off first, then I’ll go find my brother.” Gu Hai said pleadingly as he looked at Bai Luo Yin.
“Why do you want to waste time? It’s more convenient if we just drive our own car! Besides, didn’t your brother urge you to go over quicker? You should hurry up now. I’ll drive my own car in a bit!”
However, Gu Hai still insisted, “I want to drive you there myself, or else I can’t relax.”
Unable to persuade Gu Hai to change his mind, Bai Luo Yin had no choice but to hasten his movements and head out the door with him.
Just as the car took a turn to leave the neighborhood, Gu Hai received another call from Gu Yang.
“Where are you now?” Gu Yang asked.
There was a hint of impatience in Gu Hai’s tone as he spoke: “I just left the neighborhood.”
“How long is it going to take you to get here?”
“I’m not sure.” Gu Hai said he slowly sped up, “I need to take Yin Zi somewhere first, then I’ll go look for you.”
After a moment of dreadful silence, Gu Yang’s cold voice transmitted from the other side.
“Are you driving his car?”
Just as Gu Hai was about to say ‘yeah’, a car suddenly darted out from an intersection towards them. Feeling anxious, he stepped on the brakes, but there was no response and the car continued to move ahead at its own will. Gu Hai gripped the steering wheel as hard as he can to maneuver the car. It was only after making that sudden and thrilling turn did he barely managed to avoid a dangerous collision.
“Let’s not talk right now.”
Gu Hai hastily hung up the phone and immediately swung his head to the side to look at Bai Luo Yin. Bai Luo Yin’s expression alone told him that he was completely shaken and scared. His eyes were slightly widened and his breath came out sporadically as if he could barely breathe.
Feeling sorry, Gu Hai’s long arm reached out before his fingers weaved into Bai Luo Yin’s hair, gently caressing it. Then with a soft tone, he comforted Bai Luo Yin, “Did it scare you just now?”
Reveling in the comfort of Gu Hai’s touch, Bai Luo Yin took a deep breath and faintly said, “In the future, try not to pick up your phone or make a call when you’re driving.”
Gu Hai gave him a warm smile before he turned his head towards the road. Noticing that the car was on the verge of getting on the open road where other vehicles were coming towards them, Gu Hai immediately stepped on the brakes with all his might. But there was no response. He stepped on the brakes again. There was still no response…
….and time stopped.
In a flash, Gu Hai’s gentle smile became frozen on his face……
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