YINZI goes to FIND GU YANG
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When Bai Luo Yin received such a huge attack from Gu Wei Ting yesterday, he did not even shed a single drop of tears. But just after hearing Bai Han Qi say those words a moment ago, a painful stabbing spread throughout his chest. Before long, a sweltering heat rose on his cheeks, followed by tears that he tried to force away. Unable to hold it in any longer, he suddenly choked with sobs.
“Dad, I know that what I’m doing is hurting you, but if I don’t do this, it would be even more painful for me. Do you know what kind of torment Gu Hai is suffering through in there? His dad imprisoned him in an underground tunnel without letting him eat or drink anything. There’s not even a blanket for him……”
“Alright.” Bai Han Qi caressed the hair on Bai Luo Yin’s head, “There’s no need to say anymore. Dad understands it all. Just listen to what I say. You and Da Hai have to go as far as you can. Wait until the day Da Hai’s dad figures things out and comes around, then the two of you can come back.”
“How did you suddenly come up with this idea?”
“It wasn’t sudden. I’ve already thought it through for several days now.” Bai Han Qi tightly wrapped his hand around Bai Luo Yin’s arm. “Dad’s psychological endurance is poor. Actually, I can’t watch you suffering like this.”
Bai Luo Yin glanced at the overcoat draping off his shoulder before he turned his head around to look at Bai Han Qi. His eyes seemed to light up with realization as it lingered on his father’s face.
“Dad, don’t tell me you’ve come here every day for a quick glance at me?”
“A quick glance? I’ve been squatting here for several nights already. It’s just that I never showed myself, that’s all.”
Just as Bai Luo Yin’s tears were about to flow down once more, Bai Han Qi quickly spoke again to prevent him from doing so. “That’s enough, that’s enough. Dad was just teasing you for fun. If I really saw you suffering like this, do you think I’d let you stay here in the cold? I would’ve dragged you back home already.”
Bai Luo Yin could faintly sense it. Bai Han Qi lied because he has always understood his son the best.
After what seems like ages, Bai Han Qi finally spoke again, “Think of a way to get Da Hai out of there. Then the two of you can leave here as soon as possible.”
Hearing those words, spoken so firmly by his kind father, an overflowing sense of anxiety flooded Bai Luo Yin’s mind, causing a thick layer of anxiousness to sprinkle across his pale face. “If I leave, then what will you do? What if he causes a disturbance at our house again? Even if he doesn’t go, my mom will. Don’t you already know what kind of person my mom is?”
“Don’t worry,” Bai Han Qi says as he patted Bai Luo Yin’s back. “If you both really want to disappear, they won’t be paying any attention to me. Please, they would be long gone treading across the world in search for the two of you. At most, they’ll come to me looking for information. If my mood is good, perhaps I’ll leak a bit of details. If not, I won’t pay any goddamn attention to them .”
Bai Han Qi’s remark did not dispel Bai Luo Yin’s apprehensions at all, in fact it increased his sense of guilt instead.
“It won’t be that easy to make them leave. Since you’ve already clarified your attitude toward this situation, they’ll definitely regard you as our accomplice. The moment we leave, they’ll definitely use every unethical means to make it difficult for you. Once we know of this, we would have to come back.”
Hearing his son speak such words, Bai Han Qi could only swallow and force himself to pretend to not care. “Then you guys can’t give me any details of where you’re heading. Better off, don’t even give me your contact. That way, if they come looking for me, it’ll just be a waste of their time. And I’ll look even more magnanimous in their eyes.”
“If we were to do that, then we’ll be even more uncertain.”
“Yin Zi, listen to dad.” Bai Han Qi takes hold of Bai Luo Yin’s hand. “There is no need for a father to make it difficult for another father. Lao Gu is not that kind of person. If he doesn’t have any heart or soul, he wouldn’t be in the position that he is in now. As for your mom, I’m not even the slightest bit afraid of her. Before she was able to cause a ruckus as she pleased because I didn’t want to stoop to her level. But, if she dares to come here a second time, I won’t be polite anymore!”
Bai Luo Yin shakes his head in disapproval, “This method is still not feasible.”
“You don’t trust your dad’s strength?” Bai Han Qi suddenly grabbed Bai Luo Yin’s head and twisted it to the side, forcing his son to look at him. “Who raised you? If you can be impartial toward Gu Hai, why can’t I towards Lao Gu?”
If you can be impartial with him, my mom wouldn’t have ran there to be with him, thought Bai Luo Yin since he did not have the nerve to say it out loud. Although his father’s heart was by far stronger than his, he was still afraid to hurt Bai Han Qi’s.
“Dad, even though I trust you, I still can’t do something like that.”
“Son!” Bai Han Qi said then turned Bai Luo Yin’s head towards the direction of the military base entrance. “Look over there and think hard about it. What is the most important thing to you right now huh? Da Hai is in there. Alone. At this point, we don’t know whether he’s dead or alive. And you’re still in the mood to think about what happens afterwards?”
Bai Luo Yin turned his head back and said, “He is Gu Hai’s dad, he won’t really do anything to him.”
”Death itself is not so scary. What’s scary is being alive and having to suffer through it! If you really want to accept this situation and move on, then what did you run here for? Do you think that being stubborn and refusing to leave for my sake is good? If so, have you ever thought about how I feel having to see you like this?”
Bai Luo Yin did not utter another word as he turned to look at the entranceway into the military base again with bright eyes that were somewhat foggy.
Subsequently, Bai Han Qi went on to say, “Yin Zi, you’re not young anymore. Even if I don’t say it, you should already understand. I would rather someone stab me twice than see you suffer here in the cold.”
“If you let someone stab you twice, I’ll regret it even more. I’ll be hurt more than you’d know. Dad listen, I stayed here and endured the cold because I wanted to.”
“This kid, how can you be so selfish ah? Can’t you put yourself in my shoes and give it some thought?” Bai Han Qi began talking until his mind was struck with even more apprehension. It wasn’t long before a type of anxiousness overcame him and his once calm voice became a roar. “Do you think I’m letting the two of you go because I’m afraid that you’ll both suffer? I’ll be worry-free instead! The one in a complete mess right now is Gu Hai and who can say for sure that you won’t be next. If you stay here, I won’t have any peace of mind!”
Bai Luo Yin thought that he owed Bai Han Qi for many things…… he was afraid that in this lifetime, he won’t ever be able to clear this debt.
During the afternoon of the next day, Bai Luo Yin gave Gu Yang several phone calls in an attempt to set up an appointment for them to meet face to face. But every time, Gu Yang would refuse saying that he had something he needed to attend to. In the end, Bai Luo Yin did not bother to call anymore, he simply went over to where Gu Yang lived and waited outside the entrance door.
By the time Gu Yang dragged his tired feet home, it was already 11:00 PM at night.
A sense of surprise rose in Gu Yang’s eyes when he saw Bai Luo Yin standing before him alone at his doorway.
“What are you doing here?”
“I called and you didn’t have any free time so I came to wait here.”
Gu Yang had on an indifferent expression, as if he didn’t care at all why Bai Luo Yin came to find him.
“Gu Hai didn’t come with you?”
Gu Yang does not have an inkling of the fact that Gu Hai had come out of the closet. After Gu Hai left that night, Gu Yang had never taken the initiative to get in touch with him. As for whether or not Gu Wei Ting went to look for Gu Hai, what happened at the apartment, or what situation Gu Hai was in now, Gu Yang was completely unaware of it nor did he feel like asking about any of it.
Bai Luo Yin didn’t have any retort for this particular statement.
“It’s so late already and you came here alone. Thinking about it, I don’t really have the guts to open the door now.” Gu Yang laughs coldly.
Shooting Gu Yang a quick glance, Bai Luo Yin said indifferently. “Don’t worry, I don’t have any interest in you.”
“But I’m afraid I’ll be interested in you.” There was a strangeness pouring forth from Gu Yang’s eyes that prickled Bai Luo Yin from head to toe. It made him feel particularly uncomfortable.
Once the door was opened, Gu Yang walked in with a calm and collective demeanor without saying anything. Hesitantly, Bai Luo Yin followed him in.
“There’s only one pair of slippers.” Gu Yang said as he switched out of his shoes and into the slippers.
Bai Luo Yin took off his own and placed them on the shoe rack. He kept his socks on as he stood on the floor. Luckily, Gu Yang’s room was entirely covered with carpet so even if one was barefooted, it wouldn’t feel cold to the touch.
Gu Yang merely looked at Bai Luo Yin’s feet before silently making his way into his bedroom.
By the time he came back out, there was a pair of plain cotton-padded slippers in his hand. Without bothering to look at Bai Luo Yin, he throws it towards his guest’s feet.
“No need to be polite. I was only afraid that your socks will make my carpet dirty.”
Not bothering to look at him, Bai Luo Yin went straight to the point, “I want to ask you for help with something.”
“Ask me?” Gu Yang apathetically responded, “Why should I help you?”
“Because the one in trouble is your brother. When you were faced with difficulties, he helped you. And now that he’s facing his own tough situation, you can’t just sit there and watch while remaining indifferent, right?”
“Who made the rule that if he helped me, I must help him in return?” Gu Yang solemnly ignored the question, refusing to buy into it.
Bai Luo Yin answered with two concrete words, “Morals and justice.”
“I’m the kind of person that doesn’t have neither morals nor an idea of justice.”
“You have it.”
Gu Yang merely said ‘thanks’ and then walked into the bathroom.
This bath took over a full hour and counting. Ultimately, Bai Luo Yin took a deep breath and knocked on the bathroom door. “Do you want me to drag you out?”
“There’s no need to.” Gu Yang’s lazy voice transmitted from the other side of the door. “If you want to take a bath with me, I would be more than willing to.”
Hearing those words, Bai Luo Yin felt sick to his stomach, so much so that his chest felt congested with a pool of blood. If he didn’t have enough patience to hold it in, the blood would have been thrown up already.
Both have the same surname “Gu” yet how can there be such an extremely huge disparity between their personalities? When Gu Hai heard that something was wrong, he immediately flew over without any objections. Yet surprisingly, when this person that heard that Gu Hai was faced with a situation, he still leisurely took an hour long bath without knowing the situation clearly!!
After getting out of the bathroom, Gu Yang unenthusiastically said, “I want to sleep so go back.”
Bai Luo Yin remained motionless and stared blankly at Gu Yang, “Gu Hai has been locked up in an underground tunnel by his father for four days now. Currently, I’m not sure whether he’s dead or alive.”
Gu Yang’s hand–which was in the process combing his hair–came to a pause. But soon his composure returned to normal.
“So that’s what happened……I seem to have heard that if people don’t eat or drink anything for three days and three nights, they will die.”
“That’s impossible, he won’t die.”
Gu Yang put the comb down and turned around to look at Bai Luo Yin, “Since it’s impossible for him to die, what use is there for you to come here and ask me for help?”
After a long while, Bai Luo Yin finally spoke, “Let’s get to the point. What do you want so that you would agree to help?”
Gu Yang walked toward Bai Luo Yin until he stepped past the boy’s personal space. With slightly raised brows, he faced Bai Luo Yin and looked over his handsome appearance. Gu Yang’s fingers then reached out to stroke Bai Luo Yin’s forehead with an attempt to smooth out the frown between his eyebrows, however Bai Luo Yin stepped back to avoid it.
Gu Yang’s cold and detached mannerism remained in his countenance yet his eyes looked as though they were raging with a demonic fire. It seemed to burn with such heat that anyone within his vicinity would be terrified.
“If you sleep with me, I will immediately get him out tomorrow morning.”
A cold and stiff expression swiftly settled on Bai Luo Yin’s face. The corner of his mouth seemed to be wrapped with countless arrows of ice, that if he open his mouth, those arrows would altogether shoot out and strike Gu Yang down.
Gu Yang waited. He waited for Bai Luo Yin to fly into a fit of rage out of humiliation, either that or helplessly surrender. In short, either way is fine. All he wanted was Bai Luo Yin’s response.
“Before hearing the recording of you panting and moaning for Gu Hai, I really didn’t have any interest in you. But, after hearing it, I’ve discovered that I really want to fuck you.”
Gu Yang’s hand was at Bai Luo Yin’s lower abdomen as his bantering expression became even more distinct. “I guarantee, only the two of us will know about what happens tonight. How about it? Think about it for a moment.”
Bai Luo Yin swiftly gripped Gu Yang’s frivolous hand tightly, to the point of a sound–like sandpaper being scraped against drywall–could be heard. Gu Yang in turn gripped his hand back with an even more formidable strength. The flesh on Bai Luo Yin’s hand put up a strong struggle against Gu Yang’s fingers.
“I’m not the least inferior to Gu Hai. Thinking about it, I have even more experience than he does.”
Unable to listen to those foolish words any longer, Bai Luo Yin finally began to open his mouth to speak. The only thing was, in that instant, his eyes changed from sharp and incisive to gentle and mild instead.
“Well, how about this, I’ll introduce you to someone. I think the two of you are a better match for each other.”
Gu Yang looked at Bai Luo Yin, eyes full of interest, “Who?”
“Zhen Da Cheng.”
Gu Yang, “……”
After squandering around until midnight, Gu Yang still held onto his original position saying that, “if you don’t agree, you can leave. I want to sleep.”
In the end, just as he was about to switch the lights off, Bai Luo Yin also got on the bed. When the plank of the bed frame shook for a moment, Bai Luo Yin’s body leaned closer to Gu Yang’s. The latter actually believed that Bai Luo Yin was truly going to accept the compromise just like that. But, as a result, Bai Luo Yin just sat on the bed motionless, staring at him attentively.
“I don’t like having a pet crouching on my bed keeping vigil on me.”
Having said that, Gu Yang immediately closed his eyes. After a good amount of time had passed, he did not hear any response. He cracked his eyes open just a bit and discovered there was still a shadow beside him. Still motionless. The shadow simply remained sitting beside him. Bai Luo Yin’s face was very pale and sickly, his eyes dark and gloomy, showing no sign of life while the corner of his mouth held onto a sinister smile.
If this was a person not familiar with the situation, who had awoken to see this scenario, they would have definitely be scared to death.
Unable to take the disturbance any longer, Gu Yang finally spoke out, “What exactly are you doing?”
Bai Luo Yin calmly said: “Gu Hai’s ghost entrusted me with some words to give to you. He did not die in the tunnel, he died beneath your bed.”
Gu Yang pulled his head back as his eyes widened just the slightest. He was terrified to the point that he was seeing stars.
“You two are worthy of being a couple.”
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