Is it still love at first sight?
Translate: Nancy | Edit: Sae
Having stayed at Gu Yang’s company for almost ten days, Gu Hai practically knew all the ins and outs of its procedures to the tee. Every item in the company, from the largest machine and equipment to the smallest office stationery and handicraft, as long as Gu Hai fancied it, he would order someone to ship it to Beijing without exception. In addition, employing a ‘cost-cutting’ method as a firm and indisputable reason, he easily reduced the company’s original funding by two-thirds. As for where that elusive one-third of the funds had gone, no one knew except for Gu Hai.
Aside from that, Gu Hai had been attempting to hack into the confidential files on Gu Yang’s computer with much zeal, but each time, he was met with failure as the screen always displayed an [incorrect password!] window. Much to his dismay (not much), even the small veins at the side of his forehead twitched just the slightest from annoyance. Not to mention, the main security features were facial and or fingerprint recognition, that alone, made the computer completely unlike the group of idiots outside who has yet to detect that someone important has been changed for another.
While racking his brain for all the possibilities, a bright idea suddenly came to him; he wanted to give Bai Luo Yin’s date of birth a try. However, just as he placed his finger on the keyboard, his emotion abruptly sank. He would rather not figure out the password than know that it had something to do with Bai Luo Yin.
Gu Hai controlled the anxiousness in his heart and entered Bai Luo Yin’s date of birth.
A system error message promptly popped up the screen.
Gu Hai silently sighed in relief as he looked at the error. Lucky that wasn’t it.
Just as he was about to attempt another password, the doorbell to the office went off.
Two young faces that he knew all too well, impeccably attired in western-style suits, walked in with confidence and charisma. During the time that he has been here, those two were responsible for transporting all the goods under Gu Hai’s command.
“Gu Zong, the samples you wanted us to ship out has all been returned.”
“Returned?” Gu Hai’s brows knitted together slightly as he asked, “Why?”
Before the two could answer, an unfamiliar voice sailed in.
“I had it all returned.”
A silhouette suddenly flashed by, causing Gu Hai’s expression to freeze. With a desirably tall and slender figure, handsome appearance, and a gaze that held an intense electrical spark, it seemed no matter which direction the person went, that brightness would radiate magnificently.
Of course, the reason Gu Hai paid attention to him was not because of his appearance. But rather, he felt that the person looked seemingly familiar.
“Both of you can leave first!” Gu Hai looked indifferently at them and said.
Once it was only him and the other person in the office, Gu Hai didn’t waste any time to ask, “Why did you ship it back?”
With a cold expression, the man across from him said, “Those things belong to the company, why does it need to be shipped out?”
“Haven’t I explained already? Those are not sellable and are merely semi-finished products that need to be launched into the market as trials……” Gu Hai said with confident while discreetly sliding the mouse in search of the employees’ record. Finally, he found the page about that person: Tong Zhe, 28 years old, Vice General Manager and Executive Assistant to the CEO.
“There’s no need to keep searching. I came here to personally introduce myself.”
Gu Hai’s expression changed. He has been here for nearly ten days and practically no one recognized him. But, Tong Zhe unexpectedly knew he was not Gu Yang the moment he walked through the door. It was clear that Tong Zhe and Gu Yang’s relationship should be fairly close.
“How can you tell that I wasn’t Gu Yang?”
“I had a feeling.” Tong Zhe responded rather casually.
Gu Hai’s brows slightly rose as he looked at Tong Zhe full of interest, “Why haven’t I seen you for the past few days?”
“I just got back from overseas.” Tong Zhe sat on the sofa, placed his long slim legs directly on the corner of the coffee table and glanced at Gu Hai. “How long have you been here?”
“Almost ten days.” Gu Hai frankly admitted.
Tong Zhe smiled, “Ten days… then you must have stolen everything in the company.”
“What do you mean ‘stolen’?” Gu Hai calmly lit a cigarette. “In the grand scheme of things, there’s obviously a massive loophole in the way the company operates its’ business. I’m here to repair it. If the company was to continue on with the same method, bankruptcy won’t be too far off.”
“Repair?” Tong Zhe coldly laughed, “The products manufactured by our company are of high-end quality. And… then there’s the simple methodology that you employ to streamline and aggregate production just for sheer profits… are you saying we should conform and follow the examples of those corrupt merchants in mainland China?”
“Don’t tell me you actually believe that this company is bulletproof from corruption? Tsk, don’t act dumb. With several thousands of people engaging in various roles, departments, and so on, it’s normal for the funds to have passed through several hands if you know what I mean. By the time the remaining funds get allocated to the production department, it’s comparatively less than what I’ve initially invested.”
Tong Zhe squinted his eyes. “So, you took it upon yourself to transfer the funds into your own company’s account. Is this that so-called, ‘keep the goods within the family’ as not to let the chance slip into another’s hand? Is this your method of helping the Gu family accumulate wealth?”
“I don’t mind if you want to lay everything out on the table.”
Tong Zhe’s gaze suddenly hardened with ruthlessness. “Transfer all the funds back and return every single product you took, then I won’t hold you accountable or investigate this matter any further. To simply put it, I have all the evidence which proves the multiple laws you have violated. If you don’t want an even greater loss, it’s best to do as I say.”
Gu Hai got up, sat next to Tong Zhe and let his blazing glare swept to his face.
“I suddenly remembered that there’s one more thing I haven’t taken yet.”
Tong Zhe’s pair of terrifying eyes, that could silence any other person, coldly met with Gu Hai’s. Without warning, Gu Hai gripped Tong Zhe’s neck and pulled his face close to his own, leaving a distance of less than two centimeters between them.
“How about you leave with me too?!!”
Tong Zhe firmly grasped Gu Hai’s wrist, causing the veins on the back of his hand to emerge from the pressure and completely twist together.
“Doesn’t your company not hire male employees?”
Gu Hai’s eyes shimmered, “I can make an exception for you!”
Outside of interrogation room, Gu Yang was drinking tea with the officer that arrested Zhou Ling Yun. “How’s the situation now? Has he confessed?”
“We are only responsible for detaining him, not interrogating him. Even if he does confess, it is not up to us to hear the case. In a couple of days, he will be escorted to the base and since the case is about such a serious criminal offense, it will be extremely difficult once the hearing starts.”
Gu Yang’s brows firmly twisted together while wearing a grave expression.
“In other words, he’s been living quite comfortably for the past few days?”
The second the office comprehended the implications behind Gu Yang’s words, his face exposed an expression of difficulties. “Where would we find the nerve to strike a government official, much less, a high-ranking military commander like him without proper permission and documentation? Let’s not mention whether he could walk out of here or not…even if he can’t get out of here, is his relative’s son someone we dare provoke?!”
Gu Yang nodded as his gloomy gaze shifted toward the officer.
“I can do it on your behalf.”
The officer’s expression instantly froze to that of shock and amazement. “Don’t say that…. if something actually occurs, wouldn’t you be implicated too? Even if there are some animosities, you can use someone else’s hand to enact your revenge. Striking him yourself, isn’t that just too…”
“Don’t worry.” Gu Yang interrupted the officer’s words, “If something were to happen, you’ll be the first to be implicated.”
With that said, he walked toward the interrogation room with a cold aura.
After successfully shifting the main conflict, Bai Luo Yin had a couple of rare days to rest.
That night, as he lied down beneath the quilt, his entire body did not feel the slightest hint of comfort. Since there was an injury on his waist, he could only lie down on one side as to reduce the contact between his injured waist and the surface of the bed. Not to mention his stomach; he hasn’t properly eaten anything for two days. Anything that he ate would immediately come back up and everything he saw only made him felt nauseous.
He placed the laptop to his side and turned on the video camera to go chat with Gu Hai.
The moment Gu Hai’s face appeared on the screen, Bai Luo Yin’s pain was immediately alleviated by more than half.
“You truly know how to live it up!!” Seeing Bai Luo Yin tucked under the quilt, Gu Hai could not help but feel emotional. “You’re already in bed, but I’m still busy in the office!”
Bai Luo Yin’s devastated gaze swept toward Gu Hai for a glance. “What are you busy with?”
“My identity has been exposed. The Vice General Manager came to the company today, and the thing is, he is also my brother’s assistant. With just one quick glance at me, he knew right away that I wasn’t Gu Yang. Look at him then look at yourself…you’ve slept with me for ages, yet somehow still mistaken me.”
At first, Gu Hai wanted to berate Bai Luo Yin while getting him a bit jealous get a bit jealous. But he didn’t expect that the person would instead completely ignore the last few words.
“Your identity was exposed?” Bai Luo Yin’s expression hardened. “Then, wouldn’t he tell your brother everything that’s been happening? Your brother is still at your company wreaking havoc! If he found out what you’ve done, wouldn’t he raid your company?”
“You think too highly of him. I have several of the country’s key projects in my hands. Do you think he actually has the guts to confront the military division heads on without considering the consequences? Besides, that assistant won’t tell my brother about anything that’s going on here. All of your worries are unnecessary.”
“How do you know he won’t tell?” Bai Luo Yin asked.
The corner of Gu Hai’s lips slightly curved up, “I have a feeling.”
Bai Luo Yin’s darkened eyes narrowed toward Gu Hai for another glance. “You only know each other for a day, yet your hearts and souls are already connected?”
“Yeah, love at first sight.” Gu Hai said rather seriously.
Bai Luo Yin sneered, “Then help me thank him, thank him for saving me.”
Gu Hai’s expression changed from a playful tease to an angry and fierce one. With such a drastic difference, it wiped away each and every one of Bai Luo Yin’s pain and discomfort.
“Are you asking for a beating?”
Bai Luo Yin removed the quilt and turned the uninjured side of his waist slightly toward the screen be he placed a pillow beneath his body to lift his butt up and stared provocatively at Gu Hai.
“You can beat me! Beat me hard! Why aren’t you beating me? Stretch your arm in here if you have the ability to!”
Gu Hai’s eyes reddened, and the blazing flames inside nearly burn through the screen.
“What’s wrong? Do you want to beat me up with my pants off?” Bai Luo Yin actually pulled his pants halfway down then looked deviously at Gu Hai, “Is that better? Hurry up and beat me!”
Gu Hai’s face nearly pierced through the screen upon seeing Bai Luo Yin’s perfectly round and luscious butt cheeks generously sticking out while his body contently stretched out on the bed. His gesture was like a wild leopard, seductively bewitching one to the very depth of desire.
“Move the laptop toward your body a bit more, I can’t see clearly.” Gu Hai’s voice already sounded hoarse.
Bai Luo Yin shook his head and deliberately ignored Gu Hai while feeling completely pleased with himself for successfully tormenting him.
“Baobei… wifey… Xiao Yin Zi… little donkey……” Young Master Gu started to act cute.
Bai Luo Yin softly asked, “Is it still love at first sight?”
“Love at first sight? Is that an idiom? How come I’ve never heard of it?”
Bai Luo Yin, “…”