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Bai Luo Yin was halfway into his instant noodles when he suddenly heard the sound of a car door closing outside. He craned his neck to look out the window and to his surprise, it was Gu Hai’s face that he saw.
He hasn’t left yet?
Happiness flashed through Bai Luo Yin’s heart. But, his first instinct was to shove the half-eaten instant noodle cup into a drawer and cover the other two unopened ones with the blanket.
Then he wiped his mouth while the corners of his eyes flickered and radiated with surprise.
“You haven’t left yet?”
Gu Hai perked his lips up into a smile, “The flight has been delayed for two hours, so I decided to drop by to see you since the base is close to the airport. You already know, my heart won’t feel at ease without seeing you before I go.”
With those words, all the fatigue and grievance Bai Luo Yin had felt, instantly disappeared.
Gu Hai walked over and pulled Bai Luo Yin into a tight embrace. In all honesty, he could not bear to be apart from him. Even though they did not meet often, they were connected to each other by these daily lunch deliveries which, at the very least, could be considered to be a type of company and care.
However, this coming week, they would be completely separated and would only be able to use some ice-cold devices to communicate their feelings.
“I have a friend who owns a hotel. I’ve eaten there a few times; the food is quite delicious. I’ve asked Huang Shun to contact the manager and arrange for meals to be delivered to you as usual. It’s only for one week. If you just stick it out, the days will pass quickly.”
Bai Luo Yin smacked Gu Hai’s back with as much strength as he could muster. “There is no need to bother anyone else, it’s not like I don’t have legs. There are a few restaurants in the courtyard, I’ll just go there and eat, okay? Besides, the food at the dining hall is pretty good too.”
“The food at the dining hall may be pretty good, but aren’t I just afraid that a certain someone is going to be too lazy? It’s better if I get someone to deliver the meals to you—that way, you’ll be saved from eating junk food.”
As he spoke, he released his tight hold on Bai Luo Yin, and out of habit, he sat on the bed only to be forcefully yanked back up.
“That… how about I take the plane and fly you to Shenzhen?”
Bai Luo Yin was eager to leave this place since danger was silently lurking in every corner.
“Fly me there? Just look at your tired little face, it’s all pale,” Gu Hai said with an aching heart as he pinched Bai Luo Yin’s cheeks. “Let’s just stay in the dorm for a while. I have to leave after chatting with you for a bit.”
“Then, make sure you don’t miss the plane!” Bai Luo Yin’s eyes lit up. “How about I drive you to the airport? That way, you won’t waste any time and I can be with you for a while longer.”
Gu Hai attentively stared at Bai Luo Yin’s glowing and energetic facial expression. When a person has a guilty conscience, they often act in a way which is completely contradictory to their usual behavior and mental state. Gu Hai, of course, was not stupid enough to believe that Bai Luo Yin was excited because of him. It was obvious that there was some hidden agenda in his actions.
“Stop fooling around, can’t you just let me give you a decent cuddle?” Gu Hai forcefully pulled Bai Luo Yin over to sit on the bed.
Just one centimeter off, one centimeter… shit. Gu Hai almost sat on top of the instant noodle cups!
When that crucial moment passed without incident, Bai Luo Yin let out a big sigh of relief.
The degree of nervousness he was feeling right then was no less than he felt when he busted the two soldiers who were dubbing crickets mating. If they could see the situation Bai Luo Yin had gotten himself into, they would undoubtedly look up and thank the heavens.
Bai Shouzhang, it fucking serves you right!
“We won’t be able to see each other for a week. Don’t you have anything you want to say to me?” Gu Hai’s lips rubbed against Bai Luo Yin’s ear.
Bai Luo Yin quietly responded in his thoughts, I just want you to leave quickly.
Gu Hai’s lips continued to softly rub their way down Bai Luo Yin’s cheek, and when they reached his mouth, his tongue naturally slipped in. However, Gu Hai let go of him before Bai Luo Yin was even able to get into the mood.
“Why does your mouth taste like instant noodles?”
“It does?” Bai Luo Yin acted dumb. “Maybe your taste buds have a problem? I haven’t even eaten any, why would there be a taste of instant noodles?”
Bai Luo Yin’s chest tightened when he saw Gu Hai look at him with a suspicious expression. But he responded calmly. “Perhaps it’s the taste from the food you delivered to me.”
“Were the ribs I brought during lunch tasty?”
‘They tasted good’ was about to burst out of Bai Luo Yin’s mouth when he, with a swift reaction, swallowed the words back down. If Gu Hai hadn’t cooked ribs and he purposely asked this question in order to test Bai Luo Yin, he would be exposed as soon as he answered.
Therefore, he ingeniously changed the topic.
“It really hurts here.” Bai Luo Yin said with an intricate expression on his face while pulling Gu Hai’s hand onto his crotch.
As soon as Gu Hai heard those words and saw the painful look on Bai Luo Yin’s face, his heart nearly melted. This was the first time Bai Luo Yin had ever acted like a spoiled kid toward him! There had never been a time when he had experienced this type of benefit!
Bai Luo Yin’s prediction was correct. The food that was delivered at lunch had definitely not been ribs and Gu Hai had asked that question to test him.
As for Gu Hai, he was thunderstruck by the depressed little gazes from Bai Luo Yin. Right now, he felt that there was nothing he would rather do than to comfort him.
“Why does it hurt here? Did you not wash your hands when you masturbated last night?” Gu Hai asked with a gentle voice.
Feeling rather uneasy, Bai Luo Yin thought: I could have chosen any topic, why the hell did I pick such a subject to try to sidetrack him?
When Bai Luo Yin did not speak, Gu Hai thought it was because he was embarrassed. Hence, he moved in closer to his ear and softly whispered, “Did you masturbate too often?”
Bai Luo Yin cursed. Often? Fuck your ancestor!86 I haven’t even lain in the bed all night!
“Come, take off your pants and let me have a look.” Gu Hai moved to pull his pants.
Bai Luo Yin hastily dodged, afraid that the large handprint caused by the commander from last night was still visible on his crotch area. There was no way he could allow Gu Hai to see the evidence of that criminal act since it would only add fuel to his anger over the heinous ‘crime’ Bai Luo Yin himself had committed!
“There is no need, I was only joking with you!”
Gu Hai pulled Bai Luo Yin back again, determined to take his pants off.
“Why are you scared? It’s not like I haven’t seen it. Come, be a good boy. Let me take a look to see if it’s swollen.”
Bai Luo Yin resisted as if his life depended on it, while Gu Hai did not budge whatsoever. As a result, both of them tipped on the bed.
Suddenly, the sound of something being crushed beneath their bodies flowed to their ears— causing Bai Luo Yin to instantly tense up.
Shit… The instant noodle cups have been crushed.
Gu Hai’s expression changed slightly and he immediately yanked Bai Luo Yin off the bed before pulling back the blanket. What a pity… both the instant noodle cups were flattened, and the complimentary free plastic forks were crushed and bent.
Seeing this, Bai Luo Yin completely froze in place.
After a long while, Gu Hai finally questioned: “What is this?”
“I bought it for someone else, I didn’t eat it.” Bai Luo Yin responded stubbornly, reluctant to admit his ‘mistake’.
“And… what happens if I find out that it’s not?” Gu Hai said with a gloomy expression.
“What are you going to find?” Bai Luo Yin asked while pushing and shoving Gu Hai, “Stop wasting time, hurry up and go to the airport!”
Gu Hai’s deadly glare attentively remained on Bai Luo Yin, then word by word he said, “Confess now and I will be lenient with you!”
“Look at you, you’re acting as if you are serious.” Bai Luo Yin laughed as if taking Gu Hai’s words with a grain of salt.
Gu Hai pushed Bai Luo Yin away, then rifled through every cupboard and wardrobe in search of more contraband.
When Bai Luo Yin realized that his employment of a gentle strategy had failed, he immediately resorted to an aggressive tactic by launching his fist to meet Gu Hai’s face. While holding the pose, he spoke with a stone-cold tone, “Gu Hai, if you stop right now, I will pretend nothing happened. If you continue to act like this only to end up not finding anything, don’t expect to enter this room again!”
Gu Hai turned his glare toward Bai Luo Yin before slowly opening the drawer that hid the half-eaten lunch. A whiff of delicious braised beef flavor drifted out.
Bai Luo Yin had never before shown Gu Hai such a petrified and guilty look.87
His fist was still firmly pressed against Gu Hai’s face but unfortunately, it was powerless. Consequently, this created an opportunity for Gu Hai to conveniently grab Bai Luo Yin’s wrist—fiercely jerking him onto the bed and rigidly pressing his upper body down before giving him a hard kick in the ass.
Just this one kick made Bai Luo Yin bellow in rage.
“What’s it to you that I ate instant noodles? What reason do you have to hit me? What right do you have to lecture me? Even if I, Bai Luo Yin, ate shit, it wouldn’t get into your stomach!”
Initially, Gu Hai had only intended to give him a kick just for the sake of it. But not only did Bai Luo Yin remain stubborn and unrepentant, he even had the fucking nerve to say hurtful words. Therefore, Gu Hai supplemented the same spot, which still had an indistinct ache, with another kick.
This kick was indeed powerful. At first, it was only Bai Luo Yin’s crotch that was hurting, now both his front and back were aching.
Four hours ago, he had been on the airfield training ground, upholding the most prestigious position while mercilessly kicking the soldiers’ asses with a fierce and bluster attitude. At that point in time, it felt invigorating!
Weren’t all of you slacking off to the point of not wanting to stretch? Today, I helped you all to completely change this bad habit!
A person, indeed, cannot do wicked deeds and go unpunished!
In truth, Bai Luo Yin did not despise them for being lazy. He despised them for holding up his time, which he could have spent with Gu Hai. He just wanted to take it out on someone!
It had been exhilarating at the time, but now he reaped what he sowed…
Gu Hai turned Bai Luo Yin’s face, that was buried in the blanket, toward him and questioned him in rage. “Tell me, are you in need of a spanking? Why am I not allowed to lecture you? If you had a job where you did nothing but sit in the office drinking tea and reading the newspaper all day long, I wouldn’t give a shit about what you eat. Look at yourself, have you seen how drained you are? Yet you only feed yourself this kind of rubbish? You might not care about it, but I do!”
“If you care, then why did you kick me? Twice!” Bai Luo Yin spat those words resentfully.
“Twice? I think two times is not even enough!” Gu Hai raised his arm again as soon as those words were said.
“My fucking food was all eaten by others!” Bai Luo Yin shouted.
At those words, Gu Hai’s arm stiffened in mid-air while the tense muscles on his face suddenly relaxed slightly.
Bai Luo Yin continued to speak out his grievances, “Why did you leave the meal in the lab? Do you have any idea how long those people have been trying to get their hands on my food? They have all tried to steal it even when I ate in front of them, not to mention when I am not there!”
Suddenly, Gu Hai did not know whether he should laugh or cry. What kind of people are they?!
I’m fucking dead tired! Not only haven’t I slept all night, but I also had to attend physical labour work today and when I returned to the dorm, you had already left. Then when I went to the research lab and saw that all my food had already been eaten by those scheming bastards, I really couldn’t be bothered nor had the strength to take another step…”
Gu Hai’s tone immediately softened, “Then why didn’t you just call me? If I’ve known that you haven’t eaten, I would have ordered some takeout and brought it over to you.”
Bai Luo Yin weakly sneered, “I thought you had already left.”
When he saw the two shoe marks that he had planted on Bai Luo Yin’s uniform pants, Gu Hai felt a pinch of heartache.
Bai Luo Yin covertly cast a glance at Gu Hai and silently chanted under his breath: Wait until your heart’s last line of defense has completely collapsed, then watch me take my vengeance on you!
In the end, he had underestimated his own ability to speak out against him.
For a few seconds, Gu Hai really did feel sorry for Bai Luo Yin. However, the feeling did not last long since he discovered that the pillow on Bai Luo Yin’s bed was damp. When connecting the dots between this fact and Bai Luo Yin being so hell-bent on not speaking by video call the other night—things (finally) became clear to him.
Bai Luo Yin was still waiting for Gu Hai to don an apologetic expression and help him up. Unexpectedly, although Gu Hai did help him, he also shoved the pillow under Bai Luo Yin’s lower abdomen and then pressed him back down onto his stomach. His two-round chiseled ass cheeks were already pert enough to begin with but with the pillow underneath, his ass was raised up to look even perkier.
The sudden sound of a slap was loud and clear! Bai Luo Yin had never encountered such a huge humiliation. And it happened to be at a time when his body was completely worn out. Even though he wanted to retaliate, he did not have the energy.
At first, Bai Luo Yin was spouting abusive words, but soon stopped and went silent.
Bai Luo Yin thought to himself: I give up, completely give up. I fucking suffered all day, hoping to get a bit of comfort but in the end, he punished me the most!
After seeing that Bai Luo Yin had fallen completely silent, Gu Hai lowered his hand as well. As a matter of fact, during the entire time, he had not exerted his strength, simply because he didn’t have the heart to.
Bai Luo Yin firmly retained an expressionless zombie face, completely ignoring Gu Hai regardless of what he was saying or doing.
In order to make amends, Gu Hai drove out and bought lots and lots of delicious food for Bai Luo Yin before placing the hot and steaming meals on the table.
With the meal in front of him, Bai Luo Yin ate like he always does—like a glutton. The only thing was, he refused to communicate with Gu Hai, never bothering to give him even a glance.
When he was just halfway through his lunch, the warning alarm went off.
Bai Luo Yin immediately put down the chopsticks, changed his shoes and clothes and tied his belt—all moves smoothly completed in one breath.
When he was about to leave, Bai Luo Yin’s footsteps suddenly halted for a moment as he was passing by Gu Hai’s silhouette on his way out.
Seizing this opportunity, Gu Hai hugged him and then adjusted his hair for him.
“I have to leave too… don’t be angry with me!”
Bai Luo Yin remained silent while struggling in a fruitless attempt to push Gu Hai away.
Gu Hai gave Bai Luo Yin a kiss on the cheek before he shamelessly begged, “Kiss me first before you leave.”
Hearing that, Bai Luo Yin fiercely took a nip at Gu Hai’s neck. Thereafter, he swiftly knocked open the door and took his leave.
Looking at the table full of food, Gu Hai, this time, was truly heartbroken.
86 大爺 Dà yé – means your father’s elder brother, as known to us as big uncle. By adding 你 (You or Your) 你大爺 (Your big Uncle), it becomes a very common swear word in Beijing. The eldest of the family symbolises the head of the family and power. By saying ‘Your big uncle’ is indirectly swearing or cursing at their ancestor. Therefore, I used ‘ancestor’ as opposed to ‘big uncle’.
87 That’s the look hehe