Isn’t it Joy that Emerged from this Disturbance
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Gu Hai’s brows locked together tightly. Although he appeared to be staring attentively at the documents on his desk, his heart and mind had already flown elsewhere.
What exactly is going between Bai Luo Yin and me? I’ve made everything clear on my side and he has also broken up. Now that all the knots weighing heavily between us has come undone…frankly speaking, we’re together. All the issues from the past have also been settled but neither of us has clearly stated if we are going to ‘continue’ from then, or ‘reconcile’…this kind of obscure feelings are unbearable.
Gu Hai strolled around the office, secretly pondering how he was going to talk to Bai Luo Yin. Everything needed to be said in a way that does not make him appear to be lower in status while boldly bringing the subject to light.
He must not make the same mistakes again. Gu Hai had always considered that reckless and impetuous confession from all those years ago a flaw staining his past. For two years since then, he had never broken away from that kind of rash and temperamental image. He had always believed the reason his feelings held an inferior status all started and firmly took root from his untimely confession. This time, he must tread with caution.
As Gu Hai walked around, he ended up strolling toward the window. Not long after, he saw Bai Luo Yin’s car approaching the area.
With just one glance, an enormous wave surged within his once tranquil heart, stimulating all the cells in his entire body to come alive all at once. Trying to control all the muscles in his lips from spreading out too wide, he quickly shed his usual cold and stern appearance and made his way to the elevator, high in spirit while a brilliant glow of light encased him.
One after another, the staffs raised their brows in shock when they caught a glimpse of him from the corner of their eyes. This sudden change in his mannerism caused a terrifying expression to stitch coyly on their pretty faces as a barrage of question conjured.
What is going on with Gu Zong? Even during his engagement, he didn’t smile as bright as now!!
How can Gu Hai not be elated? Just as he was worried about how to bring up their relationship, his love interest was impatient enough to come looking for him first.
History is about to be rewritten!
However, Gu Hai seemed to have transformed into a different person the moment he emerged from the elevator. Then, acting as if nothing happened, he walked out of the lounge and pretended not to have seen Bai Luo Yin. He made a turn toward his own car while putting on a façade as if he has some urgent matter to attend to.
In truth, Bai Luo Yin had been wholeheartedly playing with the toy donkey so when Gu Hai walked out, he did not see him. He was even thinking that since there was still some time left before work finish, he will just wait in the car first and give Gu Hai a call later.
Gu Hai had even opened the car door but noticing no movements from the other side, he secretly cursed to himself.
What the hell, he’s that fucking blind?! How did he even become a pilot?
Feeling discouraged already, he mournfully picked up his gaze and walked back over.
While he fixed his tie, he made sure to suppress the excitement that was attempting to rip out of his chest. A couple of seconds later, he wore a wooden expression and knocked on Bai Luo Yin’s car window.
By the time Bai Luo Yin pulled his head out of the window, Gu Hai quickly said some words: “What are you doing here, huh?”
Bai Luo Yin simply pushed the door open and got out, unintentionally displaying his well-ironed military uniform that fit perfectly along his body and the shiny leather boots that topped off the look. His valiant, formidable-looking and utterly handsome appearance generated an undercurrent of electricity that nearly shocked and caused all the female ants on the ground to faint in his presence.
As for Gu Hai, the endless claws lying wily in his heart had long reached out to pounce Bai Luo Yin
“Did you see me from up there? Why did you come down at this time of the day?” Bai Luo Yin intentionally asked while keeping his eyes solely on the person in front of him.
Gu Hai cleared his throat then calmly said in an unhurried tone, “I was heading back inside after coming back from a meeting, but then I saw you sitting here so I came over to say hello.”
Say hello…? Those words were truly worthy of being completely analyzed by Bai Luo Yin.
Seeing how Bai Luo Yin kept his voice to himself, Gu Hai feigned ignorant and asked, “Are you here to look for Di Shuang? Wait here. I’ll go call her for you.”
Without warning, Bai Luo Yin took hold of Gu Hai’s arm and angrily shouted: “Stop fucking pretending! Didn’t Di Shuang resign two days ago?”
“Really?” Gu Hai’s brow locked, “There are normally many resignations around this time of the year. And since they are taken care of by human resource, I’m not too clear about them.”
As Bai Luo Yin listened to Gu Hai foolishly sprouted that nonsense, he simply smiled with dissatisfaction.
“Oh, by the way…what exactly are you doing here?” Gu Hai asked.
Bai Luo Yin frankly replied, “I’m looking for you.”
Gu Hai’s heart instantly skipped a beat. Even though he was still ridden with shock, he continued with his act and let his mask of aloofness glue to his face.
“Why are you looking for me?”
Keeping his eyes on him, Bai Luo Yin merely said three words” “To fuck you.”68
Gu Hai took one step back, pointed at Bai Luo Yin’s forehead and asked: “Where did a gangster like you come from?”
Bai Luo Yin nearly reached out and broke the finger pointing at his forehead. “You’re still trying to pretend?! That night at the swamp, who was it that sneakily kissed me? Don’t think that I didn’t know!”
Still feeling rather calm, Gu Hai’s loose-tongue produced a few more sentences. “If you say any more nonsense, I’ll call someone here! Security, take good care of this gangster for me!”
Consequently, there was a security guard standing behind Gu Hai. Sadly, this guard was exceptionally honest and could not hear the underlying intention in his words. So, firmly holding onto a baton, he quickly charged from behind of Gu Hai and before Gu Hai had a chance to react, he struck ferociously Bai Luo Yin’s right shoulder.
Gu Hai’s face suddenly darkened as he stepped up and kick the security guard, causing him to slide down to the ground beside the car. Peering at him, Gu Hai pulled his own leg back and gave him another kick. “Who told you to hit him?”
Feeling like he had been wronged, the guard picked himself off of the ground. “Didn’t you tell me to hit him?”
Gu Hai’s scarlet eyes glared, “I was just kidding around! Who told you to really hit him?”
“I…how was I supposed to figure that out?…” The guard muttered to himself.
Before Gu Hai could punch him again, Bai Luo Yin quickly held him back, creating an opportunity for the guard to flee. Gu Hai twisted his head around to glimpse at Bai Luo Yin, ready to pelt him with a fit of criticism.
“And you! Didn’t you see him charging over from behind me? You clearly saw him so why didn’t you fucking block it? You even let him hit you?!!”
“I did it on purpose,” Bai Luo Yin said monotonously, without any change in his expression.
Gu Hai’s anger rose with the steam above his head, “You fucking…”
Bai Luo Yin moved in closer to stand directly in front of Gu Hai leaving only a few centimeters of space between them. His cold yet charming eyes met overwhelming with his dark pupils before he faintly spoke, “If you have the ability to, don’t be anxious? Don’t get angry? Aren’t you a calm and collected man? Let me see you laugh again!!”
Seeing Bai Luo Yin hurt, Gu Hai felt extremely regretful. How can I still laugh?!!
“Don’t try to fuck with me. I was only afraid that if Bai Shouzhang was actually beaten up badly, my company won’t be able to shoulder the responsibility.”
Even though he said those words, his eyes revealed the concerns as he incessantly glanced at Bai Luo Yin’s shoulder.
Giving him a slight smirk, Bai Luo Yin knew all too well how to read this person. He simply gave him a stern look and without beating around the bush, he bluntly said: “I, Shouzhang personally came here to deliver you a son!!”
“A son?” Gu Hai asked as a surly expression took hold of his face.
When Bai Luo Yin reached into the car and took out a toy donkey, Gu Hai’s face immediately turned green.
“Look, look. It looks just like you!”
Bai Luo Yin smiled mischievously. He placed the donkey on the roof of the car and turned the power switch on. The little donkey danced along with the sound of the music, swaying its head up and down while moving forward and backward, left and right, to the point that even Bai Luo Yin himself laughed and started to sway to and fro with it.
Looking at him, Gu Hai also laughed but the difference was that his laughter was not incited by the donkey. But instead, he was purely amused at Bai Luo Yin’s reaction.
Fucking hell! Just a mere donkey can make you so happy like this?! Back then, even after I diligently played with your body and made you feel good until you moaned and cried out in pleasure countless times, you never even laughed like this in front of me.
“Hold it.” Bai Luo Yin demanded, shoving the donkey into Gu Hai’s hand.
Looking at the donkey, Gu Hai petted its head a few times and happily asked: “How did you know I was born in the year of the donkey?”
“Your temperament back then betrayed your character.” After saying that, he patted Gu Hai’s shoulder, “I, Shouzhang am rewarding you with this. Take really good care of it!!”
A hidden smile tugged shyly at the corner of Gu Hai’s lips. “This is such a childish thing. I’m too embarrassed to take it back. It would be really humiliating if someone saw me with it.”
When Bai Luo Yin calmly reached out to snatch it back, Gu Hai gripped it so tightly, his hand might as well have been stitched to it! And although Bai Luo Yin nearly ripped its leg off, he still could not snatch it out of Gu Hai’s hand.
“Considering that you gave me such a huge gift, I, Gu Zong grant you permission to come have a seat in my office.”
Bai Luo Yin’s proud and unyielding eyes charged at Gu Hai, “I don’t have time.”
Once those words scattered, he directly drove away.
Gu Hai secretly regretted his words…should have been a bit politer with my words. I almost had him in my hands and now I’ve lost the perfect opportunity!69
Just as Bai Luo Yin drove out of his line of sight, Gu Hai immediately hugged that donkey against his chest as if it was his beloved baby before he walked into the company—radiating with life and an unwavering sense of euphoria. With not even an ounce of shame, he actually wished that everyone in the company knew his handsome wife had given him a little donkey that highly resembled him.
Before work was over, the manager of the finance department went to Gu Hai’s office to give him the financial results.
The moment she entered the office, the scene of Gu Hai staring lovingly at a stuffed donkey registered in her eyes. Normally, Gu Hai always wore a cold and stern image which made it completely impossible for any of his subordinates to build up any courage to casually joke around with him. However, when this department manager walked in and Gu Hai shifted his gaze from the donkey to her face, that smile on his lips did not have the time to slip away. This, in turn, made the department manager mistakenly believe that he was actually smiling at her.
As a result, she took an unprecedented step to banter with him, “Gu Zong, that little donkey is really adorable!”
Hearing that, Gu Hai waved his hand. “You’ll get an additional ¥2000 bonus this month!”
The department manager was instantly dumbfounded.
Oh my god! Usually, our wages never increased even after we’ve worked to death. Yet today, all I did was praised this donkey and it actually got me ¥2000!!
After work, Gu Hai placed the donkey beneath his suit jacket and took it home with him.
In truth, Bai Luo Yin never left. He simply drove around Gu Hai’s company a few times. Once he saw that it was almost time for Gu Hai to get off work, he drove back toward the company and followed behind Gu Hai’s car until they reached his residence.
Gu Hai had already known that Bai Luo Yin’s car was shadowing him—he merely pretended not to know. When he opened his door and caught sight of someone standing behind him, he faked an unaffected expression and threw a glance at him.
“Why did you follow me?”
Although he said that, in his mind, he was aching to shove this person into the room, lock the door tightly and…
Unexpectedly, Bai Luo Yin was extremely frank. “I came to leech a meal from you.”
With that said, his gaze shifted down only to stare attentively at the little donkey in Gu Hai’s hand. “Didn’t you say it’s humiliating to be seen holding it? Why did you bring it home?”
Gu Hai refused to be defeat. “Since it’s humiliating to leave it at work, I brought it back.”
“Then give it back to me. I won’t eat here either!”
With a darkened face, Bai Luo Yin tried to snatch it again, but Gu Hai pushed and pulled until he simply drove him into the house. During the jostle, he even used the strength from Bai Luo Yin’s own hand to push hard against the door, shutting it tightly. Then he loosened his hands and stared at him.
“Bai Shouzhang, this is definitely your fault. I already said I was going to return the donkey to you, but you insisted on forcing your way in here. You see, there’s a defect in this lock. If it’s pushed shut like that, it won’t open again no matter what. Tell me, what are we going to do?”
Listening to him, Bai Luo Yin merely smiled grimly. He clenched his hands together into a tight fist until his knuckles cracked one at a time.
“Come here, Shouzhang will personally tell you!”
68 “To fuck you”- The novel actually said, “To rape you,” but since the word is too disturbing, we picked the former.
69 煮熟的鸭子飞了: This is a proverb that translates to “cooked duck fly away”. It means, something is already or has a high chance of being able to be seized in hand or the opportunity is there for grabs, but in turn, the opportunity was lost accidentally.