Chapter 25: Bai Luo Yin’s INCIDENT
From morning class until noon break, not even once did Bai Luo Yin’s head part from his resting arms.
This was not the first time. His silent innocent act was somehow perceived as a beckoning for another one of Gu Hai’s ludicrous antics.
For a restless person like Gu Hai, idly sitting alone in a well-behaved manner, at the back of the classroom, was just unbearable. As such, he gladly accepted Bai Luo Yin’s kind invitation and passed his idle time experimenting various methods of how to wake him up. Despite his relentless effort, none of his actions seemed to come into fruition. He even went as far as to give Bai Luo Yin’s chair a hard strike, causing everyone to stare at him due to the sudden noise. Bai Luo Yin, however, laid as motionless as ever.
The third class belonged to Luo Xiao Yu’s, whom particularly enjoyed calling on Bai Luo Yin and have him answer her questions. This lesson was no exception.
“Bai Luo Yin.”
As her crisp and clear voice chimed through the air, the whole class naturally averted their eyes from elsewhere and gazed at him with interest. Bai Luo Yin, with his left cheek squished red during sleep stood up, and fluently provided the correct answer.
Bai Luo Yin has been giving answers in such manner since forever. Hence, everybody was already more or less, used to it.
But Gu Hai was different. He remained skeptic and determined to find out the very truth of Bai Luo Yin.
Since the day they first met, Gu Hai had always doubted whether Bai Luo Yin was really sleeping. How can people sleep and learn at the same time? Despite many students saying that it is was one of Bai Luo Yin’s innate qualities, such simple explanation was just impossible for him to believe.
He thought, Bai Luo Yin definitely isn’t sleeping.
To prove his suspicion, after the third class had finished, he went to the school infirmary to buy two sleeping pills. After that he came back, crushed the pills thoroughly, reducing it to powder, and mischievously slipped it into Bai Luo Yin’s bottle of water.
Bai Luo Yin was still dizzy when afternoon class started.
Cold medicines are well-known for their strong sedative properties. Take them in the wrong order and you could easily drowse the whole day.
Feeling his lips mildly parched, he picked up his water bottle and swallowed a few mouthfuls.
“This is weird…”, he thought. There was a strange tint of bitterness in the water today. The more he drank, the thirstier he became! Thus, Bai Luo Yin continued to drink until the large bottle was completely empty. With not a single drop of water left, he went out to fetch some more. He refilled his bottle with hot water and placed in at the corner his desk to let it cool down. After Bai Luo Yin settled down, drowsiness rapidly swept in.
This time, he slept like a log.
For the first two classes, neither of the teachers asked for Bai Luo Yin to answer their questions. Consequently, there was no way Gu Hai’s speculation could be verified. The third and fourth class was self-study which was calm and quiet; a perfect setup for sleeping. Bai Luo Yin laid dormant and never budged the whole time. Not even when one of his books fell to the floor.
Later on, the class representative began to collect the homework. When he arrived at Bai Luo Yin’s desk, he called out softly.
“Bai Luo Yin, your math homework.”
There was no response from Bai Luo Yin.
The class representative was beginning to worry, so he patted Bai Luo Yin’s head and called again
“Hey, wake up. You have to give me your homework.”
You Qi also turned back trying to sham him, “The teacher is coming!”
Bai Luo Yin continued to sleep lifelessly.
This time, his classmates became worried, as well. as well. Up until now, Bai Luo Yin had always remained perceptive during his nap. Whenever someone called him, or there were matters he had to attend, he would immediately rise without fail.
But, what’s wrong with him today?
Curious, You Qi lifted Bai Luo Yin’s head. His expression suddenly changed.
“Eh, why is his face so pale?”
Having heard that the exclamation, Gu Hai, whose mind was drifted elsewhere, quickly came back to his senses.
He’s not allergic to the sleeping pills……right?
Startled by the thought, he rushed to Bai Luo Yin’s side and hurriedly moved the chair. He wrapped his arm around Bai Lou Yin and shook his shoulder, while using his free hand to pat the colorless face. Gu Hai nervously called his name.
“Bai Luo Yin? Bai Luo Yin?!!”
You Qi was really anxious. “He’s passed out. Quick, we have to get him to the infirmary.”
While speaking, he got Bai Luo Yin on his back and tried to carry him. In spite of his good intentions, You Qi was not able to stand up. As a result, both of them tumbled to the floor.
Gu Hai, who was watching on the side, couldn’t stand the sight any longer, and thus, pushed You Qi out of the way.
“Make way! I’ll carry him.”
Without much effort, he single-handedly put Bai Luo Yin on his back and waited until their bodies were properly balanced. Once he was ready, he quickly rushed downstairs. You Qi followed behind.
“Say, how do you manage to carry him just like you’re carrying a bird?”
You Qi was already short of breath. Even though he wasn’t carrying any extra burden, he still couldn’t keep up with Gu Hai’s speed.
Bai Luo Yin, on the other hand, might not have been heavy, but surely wasn’t describable as light. Nonetheless, for Gu Hai who’s always been exercising with additional weight, it was nothing. In less than a minute, both of them arrived at the school infirmary. Gu Hai rested Bai Luo Yin’s frail body on the bed.
The school doctor was a relatively young woman. When she saw two handsome guys carrying another sick, yet smooth looking one, she felt as if her blood were literally boiling.
“Hey Gu Hai, what brings you here again?”
Previously, while he was here to get the sleeping pills, she asked him all sorts of questions. It was a nuisance having to deal with this type of person, he thought. Eventually, he was able to leave, believing that he would never have to come back. Gu Hai heaved a sigh of relief. Who would have thought he’d returned so soon?
“Do you know her?” You Qi asked.
Gu Hai didn’t say a word. His eyes were fixed on Bai Luo Yin.
When the school doctor looked at You Qi, her face suddenly brightened.
“You… Are you You Qi?”
You Qi nodded halfheartedly.
“So you’re that school prince! Your looks certainly live up to what they say. I was even able to guess who you were from just that! Let me tell you this, the last two girls who came for a checkup, were talking about you non-stop…”
Listening to her chatter, You Qi became quite nervous once his gaze swept towards Gu Hai, noting the changes in his expression.
“Hurry up and look at him,” You Qi, panicky discarded his cold persona and urged the school doctor, “The patient is over there, you’d better go and examine him.”
As, the school doctor walked towards Bai Luo Yin, her eyes lit up yet again.
“Isn’t this Bai Luo Yin?”
A cold and heavy voice stabbed through her ear, “If you speak nonsense one more time, I’ll have the school infirmary closed by tomorrow, so you can go back and live your poverty-stricken life.”