A FORMIDABLE OPPONENT
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It was time for those, intense end of the semester, exams again. The frequent practical exams and various school assignments would, without a doubt, throw any student into a dreadful plight. The teachers would secretly compete with one another, as they cheerfully extended class time.
Before, they would take advantage of the fact that it was still light out and quickly return home, now, they virtually all stayed late into the night, studying to themselves. This happened from dusk till dawn every single day.
This kinds of rigorous studying environment were the direct consequences of Bai Luo Yin sleeping in class to recur.
It was only recently, that, under Gu Hai’s constant attentiveness, Bai Luo Yin was able to get rid of this pernicious habit. But now, it was beyond Gu Hai’s power. With so much homework, it’s impossible not to do it. After finishing all of the homework, it’s impossible not to go straight to sleep. Before sleeping, it’s impossible to not be intimate…right?
During independent studying class, Bai Luo Yin would continuously write and immediately after, he would rest his head and eventually fall asleep.
Gu Hai raised his head, eyes fixated on the boy in front of him, his chest tightened.
Shit, I can’t do anything but to sleep tonight!
He then dug his hands into his desk’s drawer and pulled out his down jacket. After, he got out of his seat and draped it over Bai Luo Yin’s body.
At first, it was rather quiet in the classroom but without warning, it became noisy. Many of the students twisted their necks back, well to be more precise, turned toward the back doorway. Such a dull and uninteresting independent studying class, even the slightest sign of excitement would spark their curiosity. What’s more, this excitement wasn’t small either. Standing at the back doorway, was a beautiful girl.
Gu Hai used his tall stature to his advantage, turned to the side and glanced over the other students toward, the presumably, beautiful girl.
At this moment, even Gu Hai, whose specialty were ferociously aggressive girls, must admit, this girl was extremely beautiful. So beautiful that the environment in the room pale in comparison to her. She had a milky complexion that was almost transparent, with big doll like eyes, shaped similar to that of a westerner. Her dark pupils held within them a deep mixture of cleverness and sophistication. It seems her speech would also be that way.
Her physique was, for lack of better word, perfectly flawless; with slender waist, large bosom and long legs. She was wrapped up in world famous brands from head to toe, allowing her to look charming and graceful.
Spoken in modern term, she was tall, beautiful and rich.
As a result, the group of poor short boys were completely unable to sit back down. If their eyes contained hooks, they would have already pulled the clothes right off of that beautiful girl’s body.
What are you doing? Why are you dressed up so beautifully, standing at our classroom’s doorway and deliberately challenge our patience huh?
This girl was also not an ordinary person. There were many pairs of eyes focused on her, however she stood, unperturbed, at the doorway, unwavering. Her vision concentrated on a certain person.
When the class ended, there were no movements from anyone, so she took the initiative and walked in.
Gu Hai watched as she walked toward the desk in front of Bai Luo Yin. She lowered her body and crouched down. Her hands gently cupped her chin as she looked upward, smiling. This smile was called SWEET! It was so sweet that the hair on his body stood.
What are you doing? Trying to seduce my wife in front of me? You have guts, daring to do something like this! You must be tired of living!
“Do you need something?” asked Gu Hai coldly.
The girl’s eyes shifted toward Gu Hai, with a heartwarming smile, a very touching smile. It was so bright that the cherry blossoms, outside, were quick to bloom earlier than usual.
Then she continued to use those blurred eyes to gaze lovingly at the person sleeping in front of her.
Gu Hai, secretly, clenched his teeth in hatred.
Why am I a guy?
The atmosphere in the classroom had undoubtedly been revitalized as countless males’ eyes swept around the room, jealousy visibly written across their face.
Such a brilliant and beautiful girl, why wasn’t she looking for me uh? Why do all good things get caught up by Bai Luo Yin?
Bai Luo Yin slept, still utterly oblivious. The girl never grew impatient waiting for him. She dragged over an empty stool, placed her chin into her hands and quietly sustained her gaze at Bai Luo Yin. She didn’t say anything and continued to patiently wait for him to fully wake up himself. Gu Hai betted, if Bai Luo Yin wasn’t going to wake up, this beautiful girl would definitely wait through the next class and when that class ended, she would continue to wait until the next one.
She who comes, comes with ill-intentioned
Finally, it was You Qi, seated closest to Bai Luo Yin, who couldn’t remain still.
This beauty was sitting to the side of him, doused in fragrance that offended his nostril, giving him rhinitis. Hence, this caused him to he turned around and tapped on Bai Luo Yin’s desk, “Wake up, there’s someone looking for you.”
Bai Luo Yin impatiently straightened up his body. His eyes were yet to be opened before he heard a commotion.
Bai Luo Yin thought that he was still dreaming. His expression remained frozen at that moment. Stupefied, he couldn’t say anything.
The beautiful girl waved her hand in front of Bai Luo Yin’s face, “What, you don’t recognize me already?”
Ba Luo Yin managed with great effort to reply back coherently, “Why are you back in the country?”
Just hearing those words, Gu Hai’s entire body stiffened from his head to toe. His heart, from his lungs, abdomen and all other internal organs eased to function. Shi Hui…since Bai Luo Yin spoken out that name in his drunken state, to nervously taking the phone outside to receive her call, Gu Hai had always been full of curiosity toward her. He had always thought in the depths of his heart, that this girl was merely a figment of his overheated imagination. An imaginary enemy. It was inconceivable to him that she was actually real. Yet to his surprise, she materialized in front of his very face.
Moreover, in such a formidable posture.
Beautiful and charming…exactly in conformity with Bai Luo Yin’s standard.
Gu Hai could even imagine, Bai Luo Yin’s blissful expression when the two rolled around in bed.
He definitely wouldn’t refuse. He definitely wouldn’t have any complaints. He would, unquestionably, be like a vicious hunger stricken wolf, attacking forth, even the flesh at the hip bone would be wiped cleanly.
Once wouldn’t be enough, so there would be a second time…and after they were done, they would call each other baby baby baby as they whispered sweet nothings to each other, preparing, for the next battle…
Gu Hai’s heart was quickly bleeding out.
The sound of the bell going off signaled that the next class had started. Shi Hui quietly told Bai Luo Yin, “I’ll go out and wait for you.”
She then, stepped out of the classroom with a seductive movement and continued to wait at the doorway.
During the entirety of the class, Gu Hai didn’t do anything. His head, on the other hand, was undergoing a fierce warfare. He took the graph paper and with a pen he mapped out a strategic composition. Standing on one side were his subordinates, along with, thousands and thousands of army troops. Their unity was impenetrable. Bounded by a common hatred for the enemy. For the sake of their territory, they were all readied, willing to shed blood, lose their head and sacrifice their precious lives…
Bai Luo Yin’s head was chaotic. Standing outside of the classroom was not a person that could be easily dealt with, and sitting behind him was a person that was even harder to deal with. He felt knives stabbing into his back. He couldn’t help but turn around and met with a pair of warm orbs.
One was laughing, honestly laughing, and the other one was also laughing, a cold laughter.
He quickly turned away.
After class was dismissed, Bai Luo Yin gathered his belongings, under Gu Hai’s heated gaze, he readied to leave.
Shi Hui was still standing at the doorway and, although the corridor was heated, the windows still incessantly let air in. Standing there for the entirety of the class was, after all, not an easy task. Bai Luo Yin walked out just as Shi Hui placed her hand in front of her face, breathing out.
Her cheeks were tinted in red, lips still adorning a smile. There weren’t any complaints or impatience written on them.
“You…” Bail Luo Yin was, momentarily, at a loss for words.
Shi Hui spoke first, “Let’s have dinner together.”
Bai Luo Yin remained silent for quite some time before he dully said, “Let’s change it to another day. You’ve sat on the plane for a long time. Go back and rest.”
“I’m not tired,” said Shi Hui softly, “I already rested at home for an entire day.”
Gu Hai leaned against the back door as he monotonously threw out a sentence.
“Go. She came from far away just to see you and even waited an entire class for you, how could you have the nerve to refuse?”
Bai Luo Yin shot a sarcastic glance at Gu Hai. He doesn’t know if it was deliberate or if he originally had this intention, but he unexpectedly, really, nodded his head.
Gu Hai’s pupil blackened…
You bastard! I give you a leeway and you really take it? Are you trying to infuriate me?
With a happy, bright and cheerful smile plastered on her face, Shi Hui grabbed onto Bai Luo Yin’s arm, preparing to leave.
Gu Hai blocked their only way, “You’re only inviting him, isn’t that a bit inappropriate?”
Shi Hui smiled weakly as she looked at Bai Luo Yin and then back at Gu Hai, not saying anything.
With hidden knives concealed in his smile, Gu Hai looked at Shi Hui, “Take me along, I also like pretty girls.”
Shi Hui was startled for a second before a bright and generous smile graced her face.
“Okay, we can go together.”
On the road, the three sat in the vehicle, Shi Hui in the front while Bai Luo Yin and Gu Hai occupied the back seat. Initially, no one said anything as they all remained quiet. Shi Hui gazed out the window, all the while, Gu Hai and Bai Luo Yin’s eyes assassinated each other.
“Bai Luo Yin, quick look, that lighted path, do you remember? That’s the vineyard. That time, you carried me on your back as we picked grapes. From this end to that end, we picked a big basket full of grapes.”
Whether Bai Luo Yin remembered or not, no one knew, but regardless, it remained with Gu Hai, indelibly imprinted in his memory.
At the restaurant, the three sat in a warmly lit, romantic private room. The atmosphere was, nonetheless, strange.
Shi Hui brought out an exquisitely wrapped box and passed it over to Bai Luo Yin, “This is the gift I brought back for you.”
The moment Bai Luo Yin took the box, he felt a pair of eyes settled on his arms, amputating them.
Shi Hui brought out another box and passed it to Gu Hai, “This is for you.”
“I don’t need it,” said Gu Hai sarcastically.
Shi Hui remained enthusiastic, “Why do you not need it? Since you’re here, don’t be modest.”
After saying that, she took the box and stuffed in Gu Hai’s hand and smiled very frankly and sincerely.
The more she was passionate and cute, fair and considerate, the more Gu Hai was disgusted with her.
Shi Hui seemed to not recognize Gu Hai’s hostility toward her, since she took the initiative to start a conversation with him.
“You must be Gu Hai right?”
Gu Hai’s eyes shifted slightly in admittance.
Shi Hui continued to smile, “It’s seems I guessed correctly. So, you are Major General Gu’s son, Bai Luo Yin’s younger brother. It’s hard to imagine that, you two would, unexpectedly, get along so well. Being able to make Bai Luo Yin accept this relations, is very strong of you Gu Hai.”
Gu Hai shot a death glare, full of questions, toward Bai Luo Yin.
“Didn’t you say, the two of you never talked before? How does she know everything?”
Bai Luo Yin’s eyes to attack back, “How would I know huh? I obviously never talked to her about it.”
The two, respectively, casted their sight elsewhere.
Bai Luo Yin’s brow, secretly, knitted together.
Fuck, there’s a traitor.
来者不善，善者不来 －one who comes, comes with ill-intentioned, certainly not by virtue; ‘beware of Greek’s bearing gifts’ is also used referring to the Trojan horse.