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Are You Addicted? Volume 2: Chapter 3 - Passing Each Other By

The next day, as he is on leave, Bai Luo Yin was still lying on his bed. The morning sun shone through the windows into the dormitory.

For him, life is much different without Gu Hai, living with an army battalion in the dormitory is a lot different. Bai Luo Yin is used to the mess of the army dormitory. Sometimes cleaning is a headache. The dormitory could be clean in a few days, but would be in big mess again afterwards. Liu Chong would always command them to clean it again, however big fight would ensue on who would take in charge of the cleaning.

At nine o'clock, Bai Luo Yin was awakened by a burst of rapid knock on the door. Bai Luo Yin put on some clothes, got up and opened the door. It was Liu Chong greeting him.

"Do not go back to sleep, quick and fix up! Are you not receiving our calls?"

Bai Luo Yin  went to see the phone on the table. He was not aware that the phone had been in silent mode since last night. There were 20 missed calls all from the duty room and Liu Chong.

"What things got you into panic today?" Bai Luo Yin looked at Liu Chong. He took a cigarette, picked up the newspaper and went into the bathroom.

"Professor Chen came back today. Our group was going to pick up from the airport, but Professor Chen called us that you pick him up."

Professor Chen Dongfang, a  62-year-old chief architect of the China Aviation Industry's Armed Helicopter. He is a special engineer that enjoys special allowances from the Chinese State Council. He is a national model worker, a visiting professor of helicopter engineering and maintenance in Luhang University and a former teacher of Bai Luo Yin. The old man has a very active character and personality.

When the professor was in the field teaching armed helicopter maintenance, he first noticed the young Bai Luo Yin. He gradually liked the young man when he became his professor. Bai Luo Yin seem to be aloof and not very easy to communicate with. There were only few friends around Bai Luo Yin as he spent most of his time basically in the library, dormitory, and training ground.

Professor Chen would always find Bai Luo Yin in the library every time. He would find Bai Luo Yin studying that hard to learn. He decided to teach about his own life to him. He witnessed the hardships of Bai Luo Yin from the beginning. From the first time, Bai Luo Yin had his first single flight to leading an army of troops. However, Bai Luo Yin's hardship was rewarded. He became the youngest graduate of the University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Bai Lou Yin has become the pride of the school then.

"Please come back here again. I need first take a bath." Bai Luo Yin went out of the bathroom. He was shaving his beard and does not seem to panic.

"Commander, it's Professor Chen! I too teaches at a university, but I have my utmost respect for the old man." Liu Chong looked at the Bai Luo Yin and noted his sleepiness.

 "OK. What time is it?

 "10:30."

 "What time is it now?"

 Liu Chong looked at the table, "It's 9:55."

"No way!" Bai Luo Yin cursed a sentence, and quickly changed his clothes.

Liu Chong looked Bai Luo Yin, "We need to hurry, right?"

Bai Luo Yin looked at him, "Yes, the old man is nagging."

Bai Luo quickly wore his shoes, grabbed a tie, put the hat ready to go out.

"Commander, you haven't even wash you face!" Liu Chong quickly urged.

Bai Lou Yin quickly went into the bathroom and washed his face.

With water droplets still dripping on his face, he left the room with Liu Chong.

"Hurry down and drive!" Liu rushed downstairs, Bai Luo Yin also rushed down with very quick steps.

"Hurry up! Hurry up!" Bai Luo Yin looked at the watch on his hand.

"Commander, we can not be that fast, else the traffic police will catch us over speeding."

***

They arrived at the airport's parking lot. Bai Luo Yin looked at his watch, there were still ten minutes before 10:30.

"Everything is possible with technology now ah."

"Commander, you haven't changed."

Bai Luo Yin gave him a slap at the back of the head: "Get off!"

Liu Chong clutching his head get off the car.

They went into the waiting room and asked the airport staff about the arrival. Under the guidance of the staff, they were ushered to the arrival gate. Bai Luo Yin slightly frowned when he saw that the arrival gates are crowded. There were professional women, standing by the gate. They are probably also waiting someone to pick up. Bai Luo Yin looked at them chattering, and he found a place to sit down.

Soon the flight arrived, Bai Luo Yin stood and looked up. He was shocked! In full suit, a man with full of energy and a sunshine-resolute face, Gu Hai, appeared at the arrival gate. All of a sudden, the company's female staffs surrounded Gu Hai, greeted him and they walked towards the airport exit. Bai Luo Yin looked at the scenario at a distance in front of him, he was stunned. He felt really incredible.

Soon, Professor Chen also appeared at the arrival gate, Bai Luo Yin and Liu Chong quickly walked to greet the professor. At that moment when Bai Luo Yin and Gu Hai passed by each other, Gu Hai felt a very familiar sense around, a very familiar aura from the side of the walkalator. He could not help but looked back and from the side were the two soldiers. The back of one soldier is so familiar. Looking at that soldier's back, Gu Hai did not know why there was a pain in his heart.

"Wow! Just past us are very handsome soldiers, ah!" Several female employees could not help their sighs of admiration.

Gu Hai refused to look back. and looked at the ground. "His back is too familiar."

"Gu Hai, let's go! You have an important meeting this afternoon." Yan Yajing gave a warm welcome greeting to Gu Hai.

When a familiar voice from a distance came, Gu Hai stopped his steps.

"Lao Chen, how are you?" Bai Luo Yin gave his former teacher a greeting and a gift. " This is Liu Chong, one of my trusted soldiers." *Lao = meaning old, it is used as a sign of respect to someone of age.

Liu Chong also gave Lao Cheng a gift.

"Bai Luo Yin, ah!" Lao Chen greeted him.

"Bai Luo Yin!"

For how many years, he haven't heard the name. For how many years, his heart only shouted this name, and now he was actually hearing the name.

Gu Hai still could not believe what he had heard. He looked at the distant conversation.

That man! He looks a lot like Bai Luo Yin. That side of the face is like Bai Luo Yin, his board face. The face that got me hooked. It must be Bai Luo Yin.

Gu Hai pushed away the crowd, but Bai Luo Yin, Liu Chong and Lao Chen had gone to another exit. Bai Luo Yin looked back at the distant crowd as he entered the exit. This is the first time in eight years that he had seen Gu Hai. Gu Hai's eyes are still so soft. He looked deeply at Gu Hai and then he just left his head down.

Gu Hai quickly chased out the three people he saw. Yan Yajing ran and followed him to catch up. Once they were out in the parking lot, those people were gone.

That is Bai Luo Yin. That kind of eyes! The kind of heartbeat this life will never forget. He is in the city, he is a soldier! The uniform fits his body so well. 

"Bai Luo Yin, you gave me out for eight years! You are here, why would you not even see me." Gu Hai growled in the parking lot.

***

The car was already on the highway but Bai Luo Yin's heart could not be calmed for a long time. There were only three people on the car, only Lao Chen knew about Bai Luo Yin's situation. He is the only one at the entire aviation college, whom Bai Luo Yin opened his heart to, in addition to his military teacher and friend Zhou Lingyun.

"Son, what's wrong?" Lao Chen looked at Bai Luo Yin's upset look.

"I just saw a man." Bai Luo Yin looked back at Lao Chen.

"Is it that man?"

Bai Luo Yin nodded.

"Silly boy, it has been eight years since you saw him face to face. Why did you not come to see him?"

"I do not think I am strong enough, I do not know how to face him. After all, I already hid myself for so many years."

"Silly boy, go quietly. Ask your heart. Are you letting him go?"

Liu Chong listened to the dialogue of the two people. But he did not understand.

As their arrived at the army, Lao Chen was readying to get off.

"Ok. Stop here. Bai Luo Yin, go back quietly and I believe in you. I remember a little now. It is something you cannot. No matter what. He belongs to you sooner or later."

After Lao Chen finished talking, he took out from the bag a stack of information and handed it to Bai Luo Yin.

"This is a business trip, you asked me to give you this information. Now, go back to your heart quietly, look slowly. I know you know how to contact me." Bai Luo Yin nodded. He felt a love, the kind of Grandpa's love.

***

Gu Hai was sitting in his car. His heart could not be calmed for a long time..

"Are you sure you saw him?"

"I am very sure! It is Bai Luo Yin!"

Yan Yajing looked at Gu Hai and helplessly shook her head.

"Cancel my afternoon meeting."

Yan Yajing was surprised and looked at Gu Hai.

"Gu Hai, he has been hiding from you for eight years. He did not even contact people such as you? He does not seem to care about your feelings. Gu Hai, you know since I graduated from college I have been always with you. You know how I like you. "

Yan Yajing excitedly looked at Gu Hai's eyes and seized his hands. But Gu Hai gently pulled out his hands.

"As far as it is, that is not the problem as. I cannot live without Bai Luo Yin. Without Bai Luo Yin, I would not have any drive to continue living." Gu Hai said very desperately.

Yan Yajing get off the car with tears on her face.

Gu Hai quickly left the company building and went straight to Yang Meng's police station.

"What? You saw Yin Zi?" Yang Meng jumped from his chair in astonishment.

"Gu Hai, you are not lying in broad daylight, right?"

"I am sure it is Bai Luo Yin." Gu Hai's very sure answer.

"I need to watch the airport's surveillance video this morning."

"Dai Gege (Big Bro), I am at a police station, do you think I have a lot of officials? Check the airport monitoring? I do not have wide a connections such as you."

"Your help is not helping." Gu Hai stared at Yang Meng. For Yang Meng, if Gu Hai's stare can be used as a bullet, he should have been shot down.

***

Three days later, at Gu Hai's company conference room, Yang Meng brought a copy of the surveillance video and played it in the computer. Gu Hai and Yang Meng were seriously staring at the big screen before them.

At 10:42, a familiar military-wearing figure, accompanied by two people also appeared on the big screen. Gu Hai pressed the pause button, it's blurred, fast-forward, stop, and zoom. A clear picture of Bai Luo Yin's face appeared on the big screen.

"Yin Zi! It is our Yin Zi! Our Yin Zi is still alive. And he is a soldier of this rank!" Yang Meng cried excitedly.

"I am going, major." Gu Hai said to Yang Meng.

After eight years, Gu Hai's forehead has finally some stretch.

Yin Zi, where are you?

Comments

  1. Wow. Thanks for the update! :-)

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  2. when can we expect next update,... how frequent updates are going to be

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  3. Thank you for your translation to English Finding this website made me happy and able to continue with the novel, again, thank you very much.

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  4. Thank you for your translation to English Finding this website made me happy and able to continue with the novel, again, thank you very much.

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  5. Thanks
    Thanks u so much
    I like it
    Gu Hai, yinzi i hope u can still together
    How long book 2???

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  6. Estou tão feliz encontrar este site. Estava ansiosa para ler o volume 2. Obrigada

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  7. Ahhh thank you for your hard work.. oh my god.. my heart😀
    GH go get him

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  8. Can't wait for the next update 😟 Thanks you for translating and uploading this. 😊☺😀😁 My deepest gratitude foes to you 😁😀😊☺😆😄😃

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