Addicted: Book Two – Chapter 18

At Last, His Sweetheart is Found

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That’s weird…

Bai Luo Yin scanned the area and wherever he looked, it was untamed nature. Water moss spread all over the place, resembling a piece of carpet, whereas the surroundings were all low-lying swamp—he had landed on a piece of highland. From the look of it, the judgment he had made while still on the plane was not wrong after all. Furthermore, his luck had allowed him to land on the firm ground in the middle of these deadly swamps.

Lowering his head, he could see that not only was his pilot suit still intact, it was also in a pretty good condition. Surprisingly, he did not receive any injuries either.

Seems like my life is not meant to end yet.

Taking a deep breath, Bai Luo Yin stood up and evaluated the landscape. From his experiences in the numerous wilderness survival training, he quickly calculated that aside from this piece of solid land beneath his feet, the surrounding area was besieged by the dangerous swamp that could not be stepped on. To verify his deduction, Bai Luo Yin broke several branches from the tree behind him, joined them together and poked at a point not far away from his location. After poking around several times, there was apparently no hard ground that could be felt.

Bai Luo Yin was dumbstruck, how the fuck am I supposed to get out of here?

A moment ago, he was still deeply moved by God’s favoritism toward him, but now, he realized that he was, in fact, God’s puppet—God’s favorite game was to offer him a piece of cake first before giving him a huge slap in the face! Bai Luo Yin impetuously walked around the huge tree once. The longer he looked at the circle he drew, the more he felt like it resembled the face of a watch, silently counting the time that separated him from death.

Trying not to get frustrated, Bai Luo Yin sat heavily on the ground. All he could only do was wait to be rescued.

Perhaps he was too exhausted so the moment he sat down, he immediately fell asleep. Later, the cold assailing him brought him back to awareness with a jolt. After he woke up, he discovered that the sky was already blanketed by a dark layer of dense fog that rose ominously above the surroundings, making it felt like a warning sign in a horror movie right before a haunting would occur. However, Bai Luo Yin was not afraid at all. Instead, he wished for a ghost would emerge and ferry him away from this place.

Feeling that his lips were slightly dry, Bai Luo Yin looked around. Although there was no shortage of water in the swamps, sadly it poisonous and impossible to consume. As a result, with an unwavering determination, he started to dig holes around the tree roots. After having dug for about three hours, he could sense the soil moistening. With that, Bai Luo Yin took off his shirt, wrapped it around the damped soil and wrung it tightly until water came out. In no time, he collected half a helmet of water.

After several big gulps of water, Bai Luo Yin wiped his mouth clean and continued to lean against the tree trunk to rest.

Just as Bai Luo Yin narrowed his sleepy eyes into the empty night, he suddenly noticed a ray of red light flashing repeatedly. It was clearly an airplane. Rescue is here!! Bai Luo Yin stood up with excitement and incessantly shouted toward the sky. He had even tied the parachute rope to the tree branches, turning into a flag before madly waving it around nonstop.

During the entire time, that beam of bright light merely hovered around at a low altitude but never approached his area.

Bai Luo Yin was also fully aware that the chances of being discovered were tremendously low. Also, since they had already scanned this area, who knows if they would come a second time…but even knowing this, he was unwilling to give up hope. Consequently, he found two pieces of stone and started to stroke them sharply together several times with all his might. Sparks of flame had been ignited, but the plants around him were simply too wet which made it impossible to light a fire. The only dry object in his possession was the flying suit he was currently wearing. But what if after it was burnt and the rescue team did not come, wouldn’t he freeze to death?!

By the time Bai Luo Yin lifted his head once again, he discovered that the beam of bright light had gone further away.

Forget it, Bai Luo Yin finally gave up and continued to sit at the same spot again.

Fortunately, his pilot suit was thick enough to withstand the frigid cold. Bai Luo Yin lied down and prepared to sleep. After folding the parachute in two, he laid one side of the parachute on the ground beneath his body as a mat while the other half covered his body like a blanket. However, as he slept, he started to turn over out of habit and as a result, the makeshift bedding haphazardly rolled over his body. When a sudden gust of wind regrettably blew by, the parachute took solace and ran off with it.

At that time, Bai Luo Yin sensed something strange and abruptly woke with a startle. He unconsciously pulled only to realize that the parachute had already been overflowed with a burst of wind, that nearly dragged Bai Luo Yin off with it. Seeing no other option, Bai Luo Yin went against his own will and released all at once. In just the blink of an eye, he watched as both his makeshift bedding and blanket blew away right in front of his own eyes.

Since the search team that the armed forces sent out was unsuccessful for several nights, Gu Hai personally dispatched his aircraft. But even then, he was unable to track Bai Luo Yin’s whereabouts.

Seeing that the sky was about to brighten up, the pilot glanced at Gu Hai and hesitantly seek his opinion.

“How about we find a place to rest and eat something for a bit first?”

Gu Hai merely replied him with one word, “Continue.”

While they relentlessly searched until daybreak, the area was suddenly shrouded with thick fogs. Even if they flew at a low altitude, it would still be a difficult feat to clearly see the ground. When midday rolled in, the weather was exceptionally strange, making it extremely challenging for the aircraft to even remain in the air. Consequently, air search was temporarily on standby.

Unable to wait any longer, Gu Hai drove the car straight into the depths of the wilderness.

Before the off-road vehicle could make it halfway, it sank into a mud pit and worse, the engine decided to stall. Having anticipated that this kind of situation would occur, Gu Hai took out a backpack that he had prepared in advance and strapped it on his back before proceeding to push further into the depths of the swamp.

For the entire afternoon, Gu Hai only relied on his eyes to judge his surroundings and a wooden stick to feel out the ground nearby his feet as he arduously progressed forward with much difficulty, one shallow, one deep step at a time. After a while, he had lost count of the number of times he had misjudged and accidentally stepped into the swamp and had to rely solely on his tenacious perseverance and willpower to drag himself out from the bog. When the veil of night descended, tracking became increasingly difficult causing his speed to slow down. There were even some places that he simply could not go through at all, yet Gu Hai still risked his life to cross over.

Another sleepless night prevailed, and the bag Gu Hai brought filled with water and food remained intact since he never touched any of it.

Besides searching for Bai Luo Yin, Gu Hai did not think about anything else.

Without having personally faced death, he would never have known what the most important thing to him was.

At that moment, Gu Hai had entirely discarded all his hate and resentment. He completely understood what kind of mindset and feelings Bai Luo Yin had held at that time. If he could find Bai Luo Yin in this second, he would be utterly elated even if he had to let him go and get married in the next second!

When there is no one to live for, life is not worth it!

When the surroundings were gradually bathed in soft light, Gu Hai’s steps hastened.

As he stopped in front of a vast stretch of swamp, he was still pondering deeply on which side he should go when he suddenly noticed a large piece of cloth hanging from a low tree trunk not too far from where he stood. His heart was seized with a constricting tightness as he shifted with utmost care and picked up the cloth for a look. It was a completely intact parachute with a knot on its rope. The knot was obviously not caused by the ropes being tangled in the wind, it was a handmade knot.

Gu Hai’s heart began to pound wildly as his eyes radiated with excitement.

Bai Luo Yin is definitely still alive!!

It has already been three days and after Bai Luo Yin counted the date with his fingers, he realized that it was already New Year’s Eve.

Thinking about the phone call he made to Bai Han Qi a few days ago and recalling how excited his father sounded, he could not help but feel upset. It was not easy for him to go home to celebrate the New Year, but as a result, he had failed to uphold his promise to the old couple.

Aunt Zou had definitely cooked a table of delicious food, waiting for me to come home.

As an image of the table packed with all kinds of mouthwatering dishes came into his mind, Bai Luo Yin’s already bitter heart began to agonize. Turning his head around to look at the tree above him, he had almost finished gnawing at all the tree barks.

One of Bai Luo Yin’s arm encircled the tree trunk while he leaned his head against it and stare blankly into the distance.

Dumpling, zucchini, and egg filled dumplings……

Riddled with hunger, Bai Luo Yin could sense his mind waning. As he looked on in a daze, Bai Luo Yin saw a silhouette swaying back and forth not too far away. At first, he thought his mind had conjured some sort of hallucination, why would someone appear in such a desolate and remote area like this?!

As soon as Gu Hai saw Bai Luo Yin, his legs immediately froze!

“Yin Zi!!”

Hearing a faint voice journey toward him, Bai Luo Yin’s eyes quickly shot open. To his surprise, someone was really standing a little over ten meters away from him. As he narrowed his eyes for a closer look, it was actually Gu Hai!

Although Gu Hai had been coated in layers of mud, Bai Luo Yin could still recognize him with just one glance.

An immense wave of emotions rolled intensely within his heart.

Bai Luo Yin suddenly stood up and incessantly waved his hand toward the other side.

“Da Hai, Da Hai, I’m over here!!”

Gu Hai wiped the sweats that had shyly formed on his forehead before he laughed in relief.

“Alright, altogether it’s only a little over ten meters away, why do you have to shout so loudly? I’m not deaf!”

The truth is, Bai Luo Yin did not want to shout that loud either…but, once his emotions gushed out, it was extremely hard to contain them.

In this kind of vast wilderness, even if a mosquito flew by, Bai Luo Yin would gladly treat it as a dear family, let alone this person being Gu Hai!

“Stand there and don’t move! I’m coming over right now!” Gu Hai shouted.

Hearing those words, Bai Luo Yin’s expression abruptly changed as he anxiously urged Gu Hai, “Don’t come over!! It’s dangerous!!”

“It’s okay!! I can make it!!”

But the moment Gu Hai was about to take a step forward, he heard Bai Luo Yin howled in madness from the other side.

“Believe it or not, if you fucking dare to take even a step, I’ll throw myself into the swamp!”

After Gu Hai caught a quick glimpse of Bai Shouzhang’s forthright yet domineering attitude, he had no choice but to awkwardly retracted his foot. Anyways, since he found him already, it did not matter much that he had to wait a bit longer. And, it just so happens that he was also rather beaten.

Knowing that this swamp was truly enormous and terrifying, he should save some of the strength before venturing out into any more dangerous area. With that in mind, he took his backpack off and placed it on the ground before sitting and breathing rather heavily.

Once Bai Luo Yin saw Gu Hai sat down, he was able to temporarily breathe a sigh of relief. When he took another glance and saw Gu Hai’s bag, his eyes immediately lighten up before he yelled loudly: “What do you have in there?!”

Gu Hai fished out a bottle of water from the bag, twisted the cap open and gulped down a couple of mouthfuls. Not long after, he shouted back, “It’s all food, do you want it?”

Both of Bai Luo Yin’s eyes immediately lit up with a raging fire before he tore at his throat and yelled: “Is there any zucchini and egg stuffed dumpling?”

Gu Hai laughed from being annoyed, “It wasn’t easy for me to get here and you still want me to fucking bring you dumplings?!! Was I supposed to bring you two sticks of tanghulu too?!!”

“Braised pork legs with sweet soy sauce, steamed fish in chili and vinegar sauce, vegetable spring pancake rolls, steamed cut pork, minced pork pie, and baked wheaten cake stewed in soy sauce…”52

Bai Luo Yin shouted loudly toward the other side like he was ordering food, whilst his drools reached three feet long. With just one glance, he does not even resemble an honorable Major, but rather an evil little brat who has been starved for days!

Gu Hai did not know what to say to make it better.

He’s still fucking like this…when he acts cute, he is more lovable than anybody else!

“Quick, throw it over here. Hurry upppppp!” Bai Luo Yin urged him in a loud voice.

Gu Hai deliberately made Bai Luo Yin anxious, “What if I can’t throw it accurately? Wouldn’t it be a waste if it landed in the swamp?”

Wearing a dark face, Bai Luo Yin bellowed in anger: “Can’t you just throw it accurately?”

Gu Hai raised his head and relying on a bag of food, his arrogant manner reemerged.

“I can’t throw it accurately!”

Bai Luo Yin hastily turned around to search for a rod, but he realized it was not long enough. Instead, he snapped off two tree branches and connected them together. However, before Bai Luo Yin managed to finish what he was working on, a piece of bread landed right on his feet. Once Bai Luo Yin looked up, he saw a string tied to bread. From the look of it, Gu Hai had prepared beforehand.

I’ll fucking get even with you after I finish eating… Bai Luo Yin ruthlessly took a huge bite from the bread, this taste delicious!

“Yin Zi!!!!!”

A completely unexpected roar reverberated, causing Bai Luo Yin to suddenly choke on the bread in his mouth. After catching his breath, he hastily shifted his gaze toward the other side.

“I finally found you!!”

This fierce howl broke through the sky, and even though they were separated by only a little over ten meters, Bai Luo Yin’s eardrums stung with a stab of pain.

“You didn’t yell a moment ago. Why the hell are you yelling now?!!”

Gu Hai’s pitch-black face revealed an alluring smile, “I only realized it now!!”

This time, Gu Hai did not exaggerate his words at all. When Bai Luo Yin stood on the other side and persistently waved his hands and shouted at him earlier, the only reason he was able to remain so calm was completely due to his slow reaction.

Translator’s Note:

51 “At Last His Sweetheart is Found”: the word sweetheart in the title has another meaning in Chinese, which is ‘conscience’ or ‘heart’. It’s so touching that the title implies Gu Hai finding Bai Luo Yin back not only mean he found his beloved person, but also his heart and conscience.

52 “Braised pork legs with sweet soy sauce, steamed fish in chili and vinegar, vegetable spring pancake rolls, white cut pork, minced pork pie, baked wheaten cake stewed in soy sauce…”: Get ready for a spam of delicious food down below~~ (Seriously, searching for the pictures of these food is making me hungry, and it’s midnight now TT__TT) PS: the images don’t belong to us, courtesy to various websites.)

8 thoughts on “Addicted: Book Two – Chapter 18

  1. I am so happy right now. I need to cherish it because I am guessing it won’t last long. Thank you so much for the new chapters!


      1. Noooo don’t say pleeeease. I just don’t wanna see them suffering anymore its enough already 😥 But i guess we have to endure with them a little bit longer so the reunte will be more precious 😦 ❤


  2. I’m crying T.T seriously my heart can’t take it anymore. I don’t think there is anyone that have this much devotion toward someone u love like gu hai did 😭😭😭😭


  3. Crying at the moment Gu Hai shouted “I finally found you!!” 😭😭😭 This couple deserves all happiness in the world


  4. It’s weird that i even shouting while reading the conversation of yinzi and guhai 10 meters away. Hahaha. Just imagining the distance between them. Whose with me?? ThAnk sae and the rest of the team.


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