Drank a bit too much, Again
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When Tong Zhe locked the office door after work ended for the day, he saw a beautiful silhouette just as he turned around.
Very rarely did Yan Ya Jing wear such a low-cut v-neck dress that hugged her body and accentuated her exquisite figure perfectly. Her whole appearance and even the way she held herself had undoubtedly been pushed to another level as if she was in a high class of her own. Tong Zhe remembered clearly that Yan Ya Jing was not wearing that dress when she came in the afternoon. How come she made herself look so captivating in such a short time?
“They left together in one car, right?” A hint of mockery appeared at the corner of Yan Ya Jing’s eyes when she spoke. “Since you’re capable of stopping me, how come you didn’t stop him?”
Tong Zhe smiled without caring, “What would I stop his brother for? Besides, our company is counting on this nepotism to continue to expand!”
“Don’t use those excuses to make yourself feel better.” Yan Ya Jing said with a confident and complacent expression that was very vivid. “The two of them are not blood-related at all. If Gu Hai was to actually like a man, Bai Luo Yin would have a much better chance than you. At least, he’s more handsome than you and has achieved a successful career at such a young age. Most importantly, he has better moral standards than you.”
Indeed, the communication gap between a man and a woman does exist. While Yan Ya Jing was speaking a load of sanctimonious words, Tong Zhe’s gaze was, however, fixed on those plump and tempting twin peaks of hers. “How come you’re dressed so provocatively?”
A resentful expression emerged on Yan Ya Jing’s face, “Who are you calling provocative?”
“I’m talking to the wall behind you!”
At first, Yan Ya Jing felt humiliated and angry, but after her gaze met Tong Zhe’s playful gaze, she regained her elegant bearing.
“I, Jie,190 am happy today.”
Hearing that, Tong Zhe exposed a mischievous grin. “Don’t tell me you purposely dressed attractively just to see me make a fool out of myself?”
Tong Zhe didn’t know what else to say. He had thought that Yan Ya Jing would be overwhelmed with grief and wished for death like she normally does after seeing the intimate interactions between Bai Luo Yin and Gu Hai. However, he had never anticipated that after seeing him fall out of favor, her suffering was miraculously cured instead. A woman’s jealous heart is indeed omnipotent and all-powerful!
“Seeing you so dazed as if you’ve lost your soul, jie will treat you to a meal today!” Yan Ya Jing rarely opened her mouth to invite another person out.
Facing the half-covered cleavage, Tong Zhe smiled. “Then I won’t be polite.”191
Having driven halfway already, Gu Hai suddenly realized that he had forgotten something at work, so he headed back. As a result, he unexpectedly saw Tong Zhe and Yan Ya Jing walking out of the company.
Bai Luo Yin’s gaze subconsciously lingered on Yan Ya Jing’s seductive figure. As expected, all carnivores possessed the same characteristics.
At the side, Gu Hai snorted with derision and his face exposed a displeased expression.
Bai Luo Yin’s thoughts were dragged back to reality by Gu Hai’s reaction. He didn’t think that Gu Hai was jealous over him checking Yan Ya Jing out since he had concealed his lecherous eyes quite well. The reason Gu Hai revealed such an expression was most likely because of one of them.
“What, now that that beautiful flower has been taken, you don’t feel at ease?”
Gu Hai responded faintly, “I just feel extremely fortunate.192 When she was dead set on getting me, why didn’t she wear such revealing clothes?”
A second later, Gu Hai’s eye was ruthlessly sealed by a fist.
Before they went back home, Bai Luo Yin went to his parents’ place first as per usual. Ever since he found out that Bai Han Qi has a heart disease, he would run home every so often. Whenever he came out to see Gu Hai, he would undoubtedly report home first. By now, that has become a habit.
“What should we eat tonight?” Gu Hai asked.
After pondering for a while, Bai Luo Yin said excitedly, “Let’s eat something good.”
Gu Hai smiled, “Which day don’t I give you something good to eat?”
“What I meant was we should eat something more sumptuous. Since I got promoted with great difficulty, we should definitely celebrate, right?”
As expected, a leader’s word could not be taken seriously. How unfortunate for Liu Chong, after listening to Bai Luo Yin’s ‘wise words’, he kept calm and didn’t go out to celebrate. Instead, he simply bought two packets of crisp instant noodles and nibbled on it alone in his room!
The two carried bags of groceries back to their little nest from before.193 Since the time-traveling episode happened, Bai Luo Yin remained reluctant and did not have the heart to leave. Then adding on the fact that Gu Hai was never emotionally attached toward the apartment he bought afterward, he granted Bai Luo Yin’s wish and moved back there.
A table full of dishes and two bottles of baijiu194 were prepared.
Normally, the two talked on the phone all night long, and now that they were having dinner together, they unexpectedly still had many topics to chat about. More importantly, once they talked, more than three hours passed by unknowingly. With the simple gesture of ‘a glass for you and a glass for me’, they actually had a bit too much to drink.
Bai Luo Yin had not drunk in such a carefree atmosphere in quite a long time.
With his arm resting on Gu Hai’s shoulder and his cheeks flushed with heat, he started to speak with scrupulous attention to detail. “I’ve finally survived the last six months. If it wasn’t for the incident regarding the aircraft crashing that time, it would have been impossible for me to receive the first-class merit. And, it would have been even more impossible to have the military make an exception in order to promote me. What do you say? Isn’t that right? Isn’t that right?” Bai Luo Yin tugged on Gu Hai’s ear.195
Once the alcohol got into his head, Gu Hai felt an unutterable sadness.
“I would rather you get promoted a step at a time than to let you accept those kinds of dangerous missions.”
“You don’t understand me!” Bai Luo Yin waved his large hand, creating two shadows beneath the light. “I am a soldier and you are in the military field of business. The higher my position is, the more secure your development will be. Only by establishing a relationship where we mutually benefit from each other will we be firmly tied together. That way, you won’t run away with anyone else.196 Isn’t that right, huh?”
“Run away?” Gu Hai’s eyebrows rose, “Would I dare to run away? If I really betrayed you then you can…” Gu Hai pointed at his own face, “You can slap me ruthlessly! The more ruthless, the better!”
PA! Gu Hai was confused as he slowly shifted his gaze toward Bai Luo Yin’s hand.
“How come you’re hitting me now?”
Bai Luo Yin laughed mischievously, “Just in case. That first hit was a preventive measure.”
Gu Hai, “…”
After being affectionate to each other on the sofa for a while, Bai Luo Yin suddenly pushed Gu Hai away. “I want to pee.”
After Bai Luo Yin wobbled around the whole place for what seemed like an eternity, he still could not find the bathroom. When he finally saw Gu Hai’s shoe on the shoe rack and noticed that there was a hole on it, he mumbled giddily. “Found it.”
Once Gu Hai realized that Bai Luo Yin was urinating in his shoe, he hastily ran over.
“It’s full, it’s full.” Gu Hai pointed at the left shoe, “It can’t hold anymore, change to another target then you can pee again.”
Hearing that, Bai Luo Yin unexpectedly stopped and turned to praise Gu Hai. “You are still the most considerate.”
Thereafter, he shifted his aim to Gu Hai’s right foot shoe on the rack.
After he finished, he was about to shake his ‘little bird’ dry but his hand slipped and that bird of his drooped down.197
“Aye, how come I can’t find my bird?” Bai Luo Yin expressed anxiously.
Seeing that, the corner of Gu Hai’s lips perked up into a sly smile, “It’s fine, look for it again. It shouldn’t have gone missing.”
As Gu Hai said that, he covertly reached over and squeezed Xiao Yin Zi back inside the underwear—with every intention to continue to watch Bai Luo Yin being anxious.
“Aye, I found it.” Bai Luo Yin exclaimed.
Gu Hai’s expression froze and became sluggish.
Bai Luo Yin unzipped Gu Hai’s pants and took Xiao Hai Zi out.
“You actually hid it in your own fucking pants, take it out! Take it out! Give it back to me! Give it back to me!…”
A painful twinge ran up Gu Hai’s nerve as Bai Luo Yin pulled Xiao Hai Zi roughly. He hastily pulled it back and desperately protected his family jewel with all he had.
“You’re wrong, this isn’t yours. Yours is on your own body!”
Bai Luo Yin lowered his head for a look but when he saw nothing there, he continued to pull even more madly.
“Do you think you can randomly deceive me just because I had too much to drink, huh?! Hurry up and hand it over, otherwise, I’m going to use a knife!”
A short while later, Gu Hai finally helped Bai Luo Yin locate Xiao Yin Zi and patiently explained the differences between the two little brothers. Only then did Bai Luo Yin forgive Xiao Hai Zi and let it go (reluctantly).
“Yin Zi, we haven’t roleplayed in a long time.”
Considering how he suffered some disadvantages the last time he was drunk, Bai Luo Yin had inscribed that memory in his heart since then. No matter what he says this time, I have to be more tactful. Even if I am drunk, I have to select a good role.
Once again, Gu Hai started to weave up some wicked tricks. “How about this, you can act as a streetwalker198 and I will act as a migrant worker who happened to pass by the area.”
This time, Bai Luo Yin reacted extremely quick. “Let’s reverse the roles. I will be the migrant worker, and you can be the streetwalker.”
“Are you stupid or what? A migrant worker role is dirty and tiring, and you won’t even make enough money to purchase a ticket back home for the Spring Festival. It’s better to solicit customers. Think about it, you just have to casually lie on the bed and the money will come to you.”
“Don’t give me that shit!” Bai Luo Yin shouted loudly, “No matter what role you decide on, we are going to reverse it!! If you refuse to do so, then I won’t play with you!!”
With that said, he turned around as if to leave.
Gu Hai promptly pulled him back and utilized a compromising tone. “Okay, okay, okay, it’s up to you. We will play it whichever way you want. Alright?”
Finally, Bai Luo Yin nodded in agreement.
If I had known he had such a treacherous mindset, I would have said to play the roles in reverse from the beginning… just as Gu Hai was regretting it, Bai Luo Yin suddenly turned around and went into the kitchen. When he came back out, he was holding a bottle of oil.
“Come, take off your clothes.”
Gu Hai was puzzled, “What do you want to do?”
“I’ll rub some oil on you. I think that people in this line of work tend to smear oil all over their body to make it shiny. That way, the muscles can feel stronger and exude an even sexier bronze tone that will give prominence to the beautiful contours of your body.”
Good thing Gu Hai was still able to maintain a few traces of intelligence, “What they smear on their body is olive oil.”
“Isn’t this olive oil?” Bai Luo Yin shook the bottle in his hand.
Gu Hai tugged the corner of his lips, “That is soybean oil.”199
“Oh, I’ll go and change the bottle then.” Bai Luo Yin turned around again.
Gu Hai quickly pulled him back and snatched the bottle of oil from his hand. “It’s better if I go. I’m afraid you’ll bring me a bottle of gasoline.”
190 jie – older sister; she’s calling herself ‘older sister’ as a mockery to TZ, but she’s actually younger than him from what I recall.
191 “Then I won’t be polite.” – “Who am I to decline?”
192 fortune (亏得) – this word is used sarcastically: ex. Fancy that, how fortune!
193 little nest – they moved back to the apartment on the 18th floor from Book One
194 baijiu (白酒) – lit. white alcohol: a distilled beverage, liquor or spirit that is drinkable liquid containing ethanol that is produced by distilling fermented grain, fruit or vegetables.
195 Based on when Bai Luo Yin was promoted to Colonel, his promotion was initially an exception to the rules of being promoted in the military.
196 ”That way, you won’t run off with anyone else.”(这样你才不会和别人跑喽，对不对啊?) – This character 喽(lóu) is a particles that asks for the listener’s attention as it is a ‘warning’ gesture. So, image BLY dragging the last syllable of this character, like “loooooouuu” in a very whiny voice
197 little bird – ‘bird’ is slang for penis
198 streetwalker (街头拉客) – lit. the person who solicit customers on the street; eng. a prostitute
199 soybean oil (豆油) – it is also dialect for ‘soy sauce’. So, GH can being saying, “That is soy sauce.”