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Lin Yuyan knew that he was wrong, but when he wanted to find Fang Jie, the other was nowhere to be seen.
In the end, it was he who wanted to come here. It was no wonder that he encountered this kind of situation, but he didn’t expect that the game they were talking about was related to a black market boxing match.
Lin Yuyan had heard about this match. It was rumored that the contestants would fight freely without any rules and it was a match that could kill people without paying them for their lives.
Most of them are games saved for the rich, and they were not games where it is publicly announced for participattion. Lin Yuyan didn’t understand why anyone would like to watch these kinds of matches, it was even more brutal than a deathmatch set in a colosseum.
Gu Yaoyang took him to a lounge. He leaned against the wall and remained silent.
Both of his hands were wrapped in professional protective bandages. Gu Yaoyang’s eyes were lowered and Lin Yuyan couldn’t tell what was on his mind.
Lin Yuyan calmed down, it all happened so suddenly, and he was caught unprepared. He secretly peeked at Gu Yaoyang and stayed quiet.
He remembered that there was a sandbag at Gu Yaoyang’s house hanging on the balcony. He thought that he was only using it to temper his body, but it seems that he wasn’t just using it for that.
At this moment, somebody opened the door.
A woman wearing a long black dress walked inside. She first glanced at Gu Yaoyang before noticing Lin Yuyan sitting on the sofa. She said in surprise, “Yo, isn’t this the handsome guy I met a few days ago?”
Lin Yuyan immediately stood up. The woman’s bright red lips and black curly hair made him recall where they had first met. Now, carefully scrutinizing the other under the light of the lamp, she looked to be around thirty years old.
“Ah, now aren’t you polite.” She walked over and wanted to poke Lin Yuyan’s face but met with Gu Yaoyang’s gaze. She put her hand down in embarrassment before saying with a smile, “You can call me Sister Ling.”
Before Lin Yuyan could reply, Gu Yaoyang walked over and said, “Go back.”
“Go back now. Go back with whoever you came here with.”
Gu Yaoyang was stern and didn’t want to say more. Lin Yuyan had no choice but to purse his lips and nod before silently walking out of the lounge.
There were only two people left in the lounge.
Gu Yaoyang asked Sister Ling, “What are you doing here?”
Sister Ling found a place to sit down and poured a glass of water before replying, “This is my place, why can’t I come?”
“It’s you,” Sister Ling sharply said as she turned around and faced him. Her expression became stern as she said, “What do you want to do? You don’t want to fight in the arena, don’t want to sign up for a career, and we still let you go to school and meet some normal peers. Do you even know there the gate of the school campus opens?”
Gu Yaoyang lazily replied to her, “It’s all open in the south, east, north, and west.”
Sister Ling angrily laughed before turning her phone on and saying, “You’ll be eighteen in a week, do you really plan to live in such a messy way?”
Gu Yaoyang lit a cigarette and replied, “Otherwise? I’m a dead person. How do you want me to live my life in a worthwhile way?”
Sister Ling looked at him for a while and tried to advise him, “The past is over and it’s useless to hold on to it in your mind. You’ll have to live a new life okay? I’d thought you’d figure it out in the past two years, yet you didn’t work hard in anything. And now…”
Gu Yaoyang didn’t let her finish her sentence and cocked his chin, indicating for her to leave.
Whose territory is this? Sister Ling rolled her eyes as she got up and left. Gu Yaoyang was now left alone in the lounge, standing still in his spot for a long time.
At around four or five o clock in the morning, the noisy street bar finally quieted down. The midsummer sky was already bright and the shining sun was hidden among the thin clouds, it shined hazily and was not too dazzling.
Gu Yaoyang came out of the elevator and happened to meet a service staff who was cleaning on his way. The other greeted him politely, “Brother Yang.”
He pointed at a table leaning on the wall.
There was a person lying on the table, their head was slumped into their arms, it looks like they were asleep.
Gu Yaoyang quietly watched the other for a few seconds before walking over.
The boy seemed to be dreaming. He was slightly frowning and mumbled something under his breath.
The first time they met was under the overpass near the school. At that time, before Gu Yaoyang could even see what the other looked like, he was already dragged around and ran over a dozen meters while being told to not be afraid. They were all covered in sweat and the other looked like he was panicking.
The expression he had at that time was very interesting. It was the first time Gu Yaoyang saw this kind of thing. He was really curious to know what this person was thinking about to try and ‘save’ him when he himself was so scared.
No one had ever rescued him after all, this person was the first person to do it.
The more he got to know him, the more amusing he found the other to be. Turns out, he was a very timid guy, like a timid bunny with red eyes. He was obviously a young master from a rich family but he didn’t act arrogantly at all, except for being squeamish, there doesn’t seem to be anything bad about him.
Gu Yaoyang pulled a chair and sat down, his eyes were downcast as he waited for the other to wake up.
Half an hour later, Lin Yuyan opened his eyes in a daze and saw Gu Yaoyang sitting in front of him. Recalling what had happened yesterday, Lin Yuyan vaguely asked him, “Are you off work?”
Gu Yaoyang didn’t answer his question, instead, he asked Lin Yuyan, “Do you like sleeping on the floor, sofa, and table?”
Lin Yuyan answered him, “No, I don’t”
“Then why were you sleeping here? Where’s Fang Jie?”
“He went back.”
“Didn’t I tell you to go back with him? Why didn’t you leave?”
Lin Yuyan hesitated for a while before answering him, “I… I wanted to apologize to you.”
Lin Yuyan said, “For not listening to you and following you secretly… And for seeing things I shouldn’t see..” He knew that the black market boxing match was a secret and Gu Yaoyang wouldn’t want other people to know about it.
Gu Yaoyang frowned and asked, “So you stayed here all night?”
Lin Yuyan said, “Yeah… I didn’t know when you were going home, so I wanted to wait for you here.”
Gu Yaoyang asked him, “Are you an idiot?”
“No.” Lin Yuyan lowered his head as he continued, “It’s my fault for coming here yesterday, I’m sorry for that.”
“I… just wanted to get to know you…” Lin Yuyan hurriedly said before suddenly regretting it, but it was too late for him to take it back.
“Huh?” Gu Yaoyang abruptly approached him and asked him in a teasing tone, “Want to get to know me? Could it be that… you have some unspeakable thought about me?”
Lin Yuyan hurriedly waved his hand as he said, “No, no, no, we’re all boys, what unspeakable thoughts would I have about you?”
Gu Yaoyang was stunned for a while but his expression remained unchanged. He leaned back on his chair and slightly tapped his finger on the table as he asked, “Then why?”
Lin Yuyan hesitated for a few seconds before saying a half-truth, “It’s because you’re always teasing me and I want to know why.”
Lin Yuyan said, “I’ve just asked you directly, can’t you explain why?”
Gu Yaoyang answered him, “Do you need a reason?”
“Why not? Like if a person hates someone, they need a reason for them to hate that person.”
“I don’t think that’s necessary.” Gu Yaoyang lightly replied before standing up and asking him, “Are you coming?”
Lin Yuyan said that he was coming, but then he took two steps before his legs froze. He had laid there all night, making his whole body numb.
Gu Yaoyang waited for Lin Yuyan for a while. When he saw the other dawdling behind him he casually stretched his wrist and carried him on his back.
Lin Yuyan was shocked and hurriedly said, “I can walk myself.”
Gu Yaoyang told him to shut up. He struggled a few times but didn’t dare to move.
Firstly, he was afraid that Gu Yaoyang would accidentally drop him and second, he was afraid that he’d increase his weight if he moved around.
Gu Yaoyang looked tall and thin, but he had a wide back. He didn’t notice before but there was a small mole in his left ear, and today he also had an inconspicuous piercing inserted.
“Gu… Gu Yaoyang,” Lin Yuyan gently shook his legs that were feeling a little better and asked in a low voice, “You… Have you played that game before?”
Gu Yaoyang knew what he was asking about, “I have played before.”
“Ah, to make money?”
“Otherwise?” Gu Yaoyang asked him, ” Do you think I’d play for fun?”
That’s right, Lin Yuyan asked him, “Then, why aren’t you fighting now?”
“Aren’t you short on money now?”
“It’s fine, it’s mainly because I’m afraid of death.”
“Eh?” He seemed to find something in common between the two of them as he leaned into his ear and excitedly said, “You’re also afraid of death?”
Gu Yaoyang stopped in his tracks and turned his head around to glance at him. Worried that he couldn’t see him clearly, he tilted his head and met the other’s eyes.
“Aren’t you afraid?” Gu Yaoyang asked.
“I’m afraid of death too!” Lin Yuyan said before laughing suddenly. His mouth stretched into a grin and his eyes were curved, it was like the warm sun emerging from the clouds.
Gu Yaoyang didn’t say anything and turned his back on him before walking towards a huge trash can in the distance.
Lin Yuyan stopped laughing for a moment and tightly clung to his shoulders before asking in a panic, “You… What are you doing?”
Gu Yaoyang raised his eyebrows before saying in a deep voice, “Can’t you tell? Of course I’m gonna throw you in there.”