The Food was Eaten by a Dog!
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Gu Hai went to work early in the morning and when he came back home during lunch time, Bai Luo Yin was still fast asleep. The breakfast he had prepared for Bai Luo Yin before he went to work had not been touched at all. As a result, Gu Hai had no other choice but to throw it all out and make some fresh lunch. Afterwards, he went into the bedroom wanting to wake Bai Luo Yin up, but seeing as he was sleeping soundly, he lay on his stomach beside him instead and peacefully watched him sleep for an entire ten minutes. During the whole time, Gu Hai did not have the heart to release any sound.
With no other alternative, Gu Hai just left Bai Luo Yin a note before locking up the house and returning to work.
Coincidentally, Gu Yang showed up just as Gu Hai left. His return flight to Hong Kong was that night and he wanted to visit Gu Hai before he left. In the end, the two of them ended up missing each other by just a fraction. What happened was, when Gu Hai was at home, Gu Yang had gone to look for him at work. Then, when Gu Yang arrived at Gu Hai’s house, he had already left.
Gu Yang had no intention to call Gu Hai to inquire of his whereabouts. In his mind, he felt that if he could see him, then he would see him. If he couldn’t see him, then that was fine too.
Upon seeing that Gu Hai’s front door was locked, Gu Yang did not move and stood at the doorway for a while, thinking whether or not there was still a need to go inside. He himself had the keys to the house since Gu Hai had given it to him a long time ago. But by the look of things, it was obvious that no one was at home. With this in mind, Gu Yang didn’t know what he could do even if he went inside.
Just as he was about to turn around to leave, Gu Yang suddenly stopped in his tracks.
He indistinctly sensed that the house wasn’t empty. Drifting out from inside was a whiff of smell representing a living creature.
As a result, Gu Yang opened the door and walked in.
The room was glutted with dense flavors of delicious food. Gu Yang picked up the note on the coffee table and read what was written on it, ‘The food is kept warm in the cabinet, it can be eaten right away when you take it out. I will come straight home after I finish work but if you can’t wait, you can come look for me at work.’
By now, any idiot could tell that there was another person in the house.
It seemed that his younger brother has welcomed a second relationship into his life.
Noting that the bedroom door was closely shut, Gu Yang softly turned the doorknob and slowly walked in. There was a person sleeping on the bed, and this someone was wrapped in the blanket like a silkworm in its cocoon, revealing only half a head. There was a musky scent lightly wafted across the bedroom. From this smell alone, any male would know exactly what had happened in here last night.
When Gu Yang realized the person in bed was Bai Luo Yin, an unpleasant and peculiar feeling suddenly emerged within his heart.
This kind of unpleasantness was distinctly different compared to how he felt eight years ago when he saw them together. Back then, he utterly repelled them from the bottom of his heart. But now, it was simply just awkward. The moment Gu Yang stood outside of the house, he predicted there was something inside of the house that he would not want to see, but he just couldn’t control the desire of wanting to go inside.
Bai Luo Yin slept to a point where he was completely dazed. He thought Gu Hai hadn’t left yet, the truth was, he was well aware when Gu Hai lay beside him and stared at him. It was just that he was so sleepy that he didn’t bother to open his eyes.
Gu Yang sat dawn on the bed, his back facing Bai Luo Yin. Calmly and collectedly, he sparked up a cigarette before he slowly took a drag of it while an indescribable anxiety and fret crawled inside of his heart.
Bai Luo Yin stretched one of his feet out of the blanket and let it crawl on top of Gu Yang’s hand that was placed on the bed. Taking advantage of Gu Yang while he was still in a daze, Bai Luo Yin used his toes to fiercely wedge the skin of the back of his hand before twisting the skin and turning it half a circle. Gu Yang’s mouth, from which the cigarette hung loosely, tightly pressed together. He attempted to seize Bai Luo Yin’s ankle, but unexpectedly, his foot quickly withdrew back into the blanket.
Gu Yang’s temper usually was such that no one would dare to mount a sneak attack on him. Anyone who would dare to touch his hand with their foot should expect to lose said foot. However, today’s scene was unprecedented. Not only did Gu Yang not get angry, he even looked at the bruise on the back of his hand with the sides of his lips perked up in a smile.
That intimidating glare from Bai Luo Yin when he borrowed a light on the aircraft that day, emerged in his mind.
Just as Gu Yang had predicted eight years ago, if this person didn’t end up dead, he would definitely rise to be someone radiant.
Gu Yang walked into the kitchen and without hesitation, he ate all of the lunch that Gu Hai had wholeheartedly prepared for his baby. After wiping his mouth clean, acting as if nothing had happened, he left Gu Hai’s house.
It wasn’t until Bai Luo Yin heard the sound of the door closing, that he opened his eyes.
He left? He didn’t even say ‘bye’ to me?
He sat up and looked at the watch, it was already past 2pm, about time to get up. He had to return to the base in two days time, so he needed to pack up his belongings and go home for a visit.
I must spend more time with the old man. Otherwise, he will definitely nag me the next time I come home.
After Bai Luo Yin washed himself up, he went into the kitchen, no longer able to wait. He had already smelled the food at the time when Gu Yang was eating, but he had thought that was Gu Hai eating alone. To his surprise, after opening the food cabinet, he found it empty. Even the two bowls that sat on the dining table on the side of the kitchen were empty. Not even one drop of soup was left.
Bai Luo Yin couldn’t help but to swallow his own spit.
Gu Hai, you are fucking heartless! Didn’t I only wedge the back of your hand? Is it necessary for you to not leave me one bit of food?!
On his way home in the afternoon, Bai Luo Yin was forced to take a detour since it was peak hour. As a result, he ended up bumping into Yang Meng on patrol in his police car. Without much thought, he honked his horn at him. Hearing that, Yang Meng was just about to show off his authority, thinking to himself, what fucking bastard dares to honk their horn at my police car?
Then he saw the number the car plate, brightly flashing the word ‘Army’ and immediately took in a gasp of cold air. After taking another look at the person’s heroic face pressed up behind the windshield, Yang Meng’s facial muscles relaxed in mere seconds.
Bai Luo Yin got out of his car, bent over and leaned against Yang Meng’s car window, “You’re out on patrol this early?”
Yang Meng faced sideways to look toward Bai Luo Yin, “I’m searching for a cell phone right now!”
“Aren’t you a rather competent police, you even manage lost cell phones?” Bai Luo Yin laughed as he spoke.
“How could that be?! It’s my own cell phone that was lost!!” Yang Meng said with a bitter expression.
Bai Luo Yin awkwardly cleared his throat, “How did you lose your cell phone?”
Yang Meng rested his upper body on the steering wheel and lazily said, “Don’t even mention it. I was in a pursuit to catch a cell phone thief, but in the end, I fell into a trap. Not only did I not catch the thief, I even lost my own cell phone along the way. Right now, I’m starting to suspect that the thief and the victim were in it together, it’s probable to say that my lost cell phone has now conveniently landed in the hands of the ‘victim'”.
Bai Luo Yin, “……”
“That’s right, what are you doing here?” asked Yang Meng.
“Oh, I was on my way home but there’s a traffic jam over there so I took a detour and drove over here.”
Yang Meng suddenly smacked the steering wheel as if he realized something, “I have to quickly leave now. Yin Zi, I’ll chat to you when I have time. You know, even we are not allowed to randomly park our cars here since we would also get fined if we get busted. I have to go over to the intersection to take a look. Since the traffic jam is over there, there is a chance the ‘victim’ might still be stuck there!”
Bai Luo Yin smiled, “Okay, hurry up and go.”
“Look for me when you are free so we can hang out!”
Bai Luo Yin drove his car straight to a cellphone store in the city’s shopping center where he purchased a new cellphone model that had just been released before taking it directly to Yang Meng’s station.
The sky had already fall into darkness by the time Bai Luo Yin had gone back and forth between his own place and Gu Hai’s. Meanwhile, Gu Hai had made dinner and placed it in the cabinet before heading downstairs to wait for Bai Luo Yin at the entrance of the residential block.
After a short while, Bai Luo Yin arrived, got out of the car and desperately asked Gu Hai, “Is dinner ready?”
“It was ready ages ago, it’s in the food cabinet!”
Bai Luo Yin snorted coldly, “So now you know to leave me some food?”
“What do you mean by ‘leave you some food’? I haven’t eaten either, I’ve been waiting for you the entire time!”
Bai Luo Yin retained a veritably suspicious expression. What a pity, Gu Hai had no idea what he was suspected of.
As soon as Gu Hai had placed the dishes on the table, Bai Luo Yin immediately devoured the food ravenously like a hungry wolf who hasn’t eaten for days. Originally, Aunty Zhou wanted Bai Luo Yin to stay for dinner but he purposely said that he had dinner plans. In truth, he has become rather picky with his food after been fed the meals cooked by Gu Hai. Therefore, regardless who prepared the food, it could never satisfy his picky appetite, even less so today since he did not get to eat any lunch.
Given the fact that he had held his anger about this in all day, almost being suffocated by it – tonight, there was nothing he wanted to do more than to fill his stomach to the bursting point.
While Gu Hai watched with surprise as Bai Luo Yin demolished the food, he couldn’t help but to ask, “What did you do in the afternoon? How did you manage to completely digest all the food from lunch time?”
“What was I meant to digest? I haven’t eaten all day!!”
Gu Hai sneered with a smile, “Then did a dog eat all the food I left in the cabinet?”
Hearing these words Bai Luo Yin fumed even more, “Yes. It was eaten by a dog!”
Thereafter, the chopsticks in their hands uniformly stopped their movements.
Bai Luo Yin suddenly realized something, he grabbed Gu Hai’s hand and took a look at the back of it. Not seeing any peculiar marks, he grabbed his other hand, yet he still didn’t find any marks.
Theoretically, the strength of his foot was definitely not weak!
Gu Hai was completely puzzled with doubts as he looked at Bai Luo Yin, “You didn’t see the note on the coffee table?”
Bai Luo Yin got up and walked into the living room, it was not until then that he noticed the note sitting on the coffee table. His expression immediately changed after picking it up and reading it.
At this point, Gu Hai had already walked out to the balcony and called Gu Yang.
“Did you come over here at lunch time?”
“Uh huh.” Gu Yang replied indifferently, “I ate the food you left in the cabinet.”
Gu Hai responded with a gloomy face, “Then, did you go into the bedroom?”
“I have to board the plane, bye!”
Gu Hai fiercely clenched the cell phone and walked back into the room from the balcony.
Five minutes later, the truth was revealed. In mere seconds, the little dining room that just a moment ago was filled with warmth, was shrouded by a layer of dark clouds.
“Tell me, how many times have you mistaken us two?” Gu Hai angrily rebuked with a dark face, “It would’ve been fine if we were twins, but we don’t even have the same mother. In your heart, is your ability to distinguish and recognize us that bad?”
Bai Luo Yin calmly and collectedly continued to eat the food in his bowl and coldly responded, “When I was asleep, I was in a dazed state. How am I supposed to know someone else would turn up in the house? Besides, he didn’t even let out a single sound, he merely sat on the edge of the bed. And as it happens, you had just gotten off the bed. The entire time, I didn’t bother to open my eyes to see who it was.”
“How is this a good enough reason? Even if you dressed up as a girl and mixed in a crowd, I would still be able to recognize you with one glance!”
Bai Luo Yin suddenly choked on the food in his mouth, he stared firmly at Gu Hai for two seconds before he fiercely threw down the chopsticks.
“This is the only place where I can sleep peacefully, yet you want me to be on guard!”
Bai Luo Yin got up to leave, but Gu Hai dragged him back and pulled him to sit next to him.
“You can go after you finish eating!”
Bai Luo Yin stubbornly retorted, “I don’t need you to feed me!”
Gu Hai picked up a bun and shoved it into Bai Luo Yin’s mouth.
At first, Bai Luo Yin wanted to spit it out but the bun was too delicious, he couldn’t stop eating it once he took a bite of it. After he had finished eating the first bun, he wanted to continue with a second one. Therefore, he reached his hand out like a loser and grabbed another bun, not forgetting to mention, “Let me tell you, I don’t take it out on the food, I only take it out on the person.”
Gu Hai firmly wiped off the sauce that remained on the corner of Bai Luo Yin’s mouth before speaking with a much gentler tone, “I didn’t think anything of it. Aren’t I just afraid he could hurt you?”
“Then why did you give him the keys to the house?”
Staring blankly for a moment, Gu Hai only said, “I don’t know, I didn’t even give my dad the keys, yet I gave them to him.”
Bai Luo Yin’s expression changed slightly before he let out a very faint “oh”.
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