Chapter 25 Daddy-Long-Legs’ Love Story 5 (part 1)
This was the first time that Bai Luoluo had entered the house of Bai Nianjin.
The room is even shabbier than he had expected, and the living room is simply furnished with a tea table and a very old fabric sofa. A variety of bottles and jars lay on the tea table, and when he glanced at them, he saw that most of them are leftover liquor and what look like glass bottles of cosmetics.
Bai Nianjin held Bai Luoluo, whose body had been trembling until entered the house. When they were sure to be safe, his body shaking only gradually subsided.
Bai Luoluo coughed and lifted up his down jacket to look at the wound.
Bai Nianjin beside Bai Luoluo pursed his lips and said in a low voice: “Teacher, let’s go to the hospital.”
After taking off the down jacket, Bai Luoluo saw that his belly was dark-blue- purple, and that his skin was white, so the scars looked more obvious. But now he felt better, and it didn’t hurt as much as he had imagined. Bai Luoluo stretched out the hand to press his own abdomen and thought that there was nothing a big deal. He coughed and siad: “Don’t worry, are you frightened?”
Bai Nianjin was still worried: “You even coughed up blood. It seems not to be OK.”
“Blood? Oh… I must have bitten the tip of my tongue by accident.” he said, sticking out his tongue, only to see a cut on the top of it, which was slowly bleeding.
Bai Nianjin said: “No, what if you hurt the internal organs, you can not see from the outside. We must go to the hospital.” He didn’t speak much usually, but today he is very stubborn to persuade Bai Luoluo.
“We can go tomorrow.” he said, “It’s too late and it’s hard to take a taxi.” The darkness outside the house was endless, and the neighborhood was quiet again after the noise. Buildings mixed with the street, as if covered by a dark curtain. He can only dimly see the dark light in the distance.
Bai Nianjin said yes, and then turned to the kitchen to boil hot water.
Bai Luoluo found that there was no heat in the house, and the lights on the roof were not very bright and flashed occasionally, as if they were about to be broken.
There was only one bedroom in the house apart from the drawing-room. The door of the bedroom was wide open, and Bai Luoluo could just see into it. It was as messy as he had imagined, with clothes piled on the bed and even glass bottles on the floor.
It was difficult for Bai Luoluo to imagine how Bai Nianjin spent his childhood in such an environment.
Bai Nianjin made a cup of milk tea for Bai Luoluo. His home didn’t even have a refrigerator, so there was hardly anything to eat. Except for a few boxes of instant noodles, the tasteless instant milk tea was his most prized possession.
Bai Luoluo did not mind. He took the cup in his hand and gradually warmed himself.
Bai Nianjin said: “Teacher, I go down to help you take a taxi, then I will call you upstairs.”
Bai Luoluo coughed and said, “There’s no taxi. Don’t go.” This place was so remote, and the snow began to fall again, making it even harder to get a taxi. Bai Luoluo was not willing to let Bai Nianjin stand in the snowfield in such weather. What he can not see was this child suffering hardship.
Bai Nianjin felt embarrassed: “What to do?”
Bai Luoluo took a sip of milk tea and said, “You give me a quilt. I can sleep in the living room tonight.”
Bai Nianjin said, “That’s no good. It’s so cold and you’re hurt.”
“Where do you usually sleep?” said Bai Luoluo. He did not believe that his mother would let Bai Nianjin sleep on the bed.
Sure enough, as Bai Nianjin heard the question of Bai Luoluo, his eyes wandered in the room. After Bai Luoluo asked him for a few more times, he only intermittently said he usually made a bed on the floor. He can only sleep on the bed when his mother did not come back.
“Sleep on the floor?” Bai Luoluo was inconceivable, “Your mom asked you to sleep on the floor in such cold day?”
Bai Nianjin nodded.
“I think Bai Nianjin’s mother is so fucked up.”Bai Luoluo immediately said to the system.
The system said, “I agree.”
“So… can you find some evidence to make sure that his mother won’t scramble for the bed with Bai Nianjin.” he asked.
The system said, “Let’s me see…”
As Bai Luoluo talked to the system, it’s very quiet in the house. Bai Nianjin pretended to drink the hot water in the hand, but he had been looking at Bai Luoluo.
After a while, he gently said: “Teacher, why did you come here?”
Bai Luoluo just remembered why he came here. He said: “Right, right, right, I came to look for you, Bai Nianjin, why have you been away recently? Where have you been?”
Bai Nianjin said, “Oh, I went to my grandma’s house.”
As soon as he said this, Bai Luoluo knew that he was lying, because he knew that since Bai Nianjijn’s mother insisted on being a mistress, her family had completely broken up with her, and even Bai Nianjin was not accepted by the family, so there’s no way he could go to his grandma’s home.
“Oh,” said Bai Luoluo, “where is your grandmother’s house?”
Bai Nianjin casually said an address.
“How long will you stay there?”
“Probably I want to live in there during the winter vacation.” Bai Nianjin said, “There is heating, there are people to cook for me, the environment is better, but it is too far from the school.”
If Bai Luoluo did not know the truth, maybe Bai Nianjin will cheat him. Actually, his lies seemed to be too true to be suspected.
“Well, ” said Bai Luoluo, “I’ll take you there tomorrow.”
Bai Nianjin said: “No, teacher, tomorrow I do not go to grandma’s home, because I will got to play with my classmate.”
Bai Luoluo said: “Which classmate?”
“Han Ruida.” Bai Nianjin said.
Bai Luoluo looked at Bai Nianjin suspiciously. He even felt Bai Nianjin was not lying, because the lie is too easy to be exposed.
“Teacher, today you can sleep on the bed.” Bai Nianjin turned off the topic very naturally, “I’m ugly in my sleep, and it’s better for me to sleep on the floor.”
“No way!” Bai Luoluo did not agree: “Either we share a bed or I sleep on the floor.”
With wounds on the body, how could Bai Nianjin allow him to sleep on the floor? In the end, they came to the conclusion that it’s better to sleep on the same bed.
It didn’t matter to Bai Luoluo, who used to hang out at roommate’s house in college and share a bed with his others. Bai Nianjin appeared to be a little nervous. Bai Luoluo just thought he was not used to tsleep with others, so he also did not think much.
After washing with the hot water, they went to bed. Although the bed is messy, but it is quite comfortable to lie on to lie on because it is big and soft enough.
Bai Luoluo didn’t feel well.As he closed his eyes, he went to fall asleep soon.
Bai Nianjin lay by Bai Luoluo’s side, quietly staring at his sleeping face. As his consciousness gradually became blurred, he couldn’t tell whether he was dreaming or awake. If he was awake, how could his teacher appear beside his pillow; if it’s a dream, it’s a pretty good one.
That night, Bai Nianjin had a dream.
In his dream, he saw a smooth back and a thin, white waist. Bai Nianjin saw him lying on the bed, shivering lightly and his mouth was murmuring something.
These sounds made Bai Nianjin blush. He had heard many such sounds before, but none of them gave him the feeling that his body was being ignited by the flames.
Sweat overflowed from his bare skin, and he began to breathe rapidly, then Bai Nianjin saw the beautiful feet slowly stretch out with toes curling up as if they couldn’t bear it. Bai Nianjin felt his private part get up and he wanted to come closer to see more clearly, but just as he moved, that figure stopped and then slowly turned his face. He gently called out his name: “Bai Nianjin.”
Waking up, he panted heavily and stretched the hands to cover his face. He could still recall the dream, and the last scene of it: the figure whose back was turned to him. He saw the face, and the face’s owner was sleeping next to him.
The bedclothes were warm and the bed was soft. Although Bai Luoluo had been beaten the day before, his sleep had not been affected in any way, and half of his face was buried under the bedclothes, exposing only half of his cheeks which were flushed with the heat and his closed eyes. His black hair was also messy scattered on the pillow. The whole person was like a sweet and delicious cotton candy. Bai Nianjin rarely saw such appearance of Bai Luoluo, for a moment he actually seemed to be crazy about him.
But the infatuation didn’t last long, because his crotch was wet and cold at this time. It is not the first time. Bai Nianjin naturally knew he did not wet his pants. He felt a little frustrated and got up from the bed, then disappeared into the toilet to eliminate the evidence.
Bai Luoluo didn’t wake up until the noon. He was dazed and sat on the bed for a while. His stomach was still sour and painful: “System, my stomach hurts.”
The system said, “Your pasty belly was kicked.”
“Ah…” asked Bai Luoluo a little dully.
The system saw his dull face and hesitantly said: “… Was your head also kicked by someone?”
He remained dull a moment longer, and then returned to his mind in an instant. He said with a sigh, “Don’t let me catch those two bastards, or I will…”
The system said, “What will happen if you catch them?”
“Hand them over to the police.” said Bai Luoluo in a sinister tone.
System: “…” Yes, my friend, you have high ideological consciousness.
“What else can I do?” he said, “It would be impossible to sink them into the cement. This is a society ruled by law. You should watch less TV.”
The system found itself speechless.
As Bai Luoluo was trying to return to his mind, there came from the voice from the living room. Bai Luoluo found it was as if Han Ruida and Bai Nianjin were talking.
Bai Luoluo got dressed and came out of the bedroom.
“Nianjin, you and your parents agreed to do so, right?” Han Ruida said, “You do not need to take anything else, we have everything there.”
Bai Nianjin said yes lightly.
Han Ruida was ready to continue to say, but saw a person from the house out. He thought at first it should be the parents of Bai Nianjin, but when he looked more carefully, he unexpectedly found that is his head teacher, Li Hansheng.