I read this C-novel around 3 years ago when I was still really into online games, probably as much as the Wei Wei in this novel so this novel got me interested right away. Because of my addiction to online games, I was totally biased and loved it so much. Thinking about it now, I don’t think it’s that great of a story because it’s a bit cliche but the Gu Man did a great job because she made a typical story interesting with the small details and the online game setting.
At the China- Myanmar border.
The water of the Mekong River was flowing rapidly, green trees looming on both sides of the river.
On the highway behind the mountain, a military vehicle braked all of the sudden, a number of armed soldiers jumped out of the car and rushed into the jungle. After a while, they had surrounded the hillside area.
Early in the morning, heavy rain loudly crashed on the windows, the whole town was shrouded in the gloomy mist.
In the conference room of the district police station, all the police officers sat around the long black table, everybody was very serious.
The operation, this time, was very productive. Within few days, the police had arrested more than thirty suspects and rescued more than forty victims. However, “Brother Lu” was a needle in the haystack, still missing without a trace.
Because JI Bai was so tired, he fell asleep and had a dream.
In the dream, the sun was dazzling, he was lazily sitting under the shade of a willow tree drooping by a pond, and beside his feet was a fishing rod. A slim girl was squatting on the ground with her back to him. She had her head bent down low, he had no idea what she was doing, just a noisy banging sound could be heard.
After a while, the girl suddenly turned around and threw a big fish with glittering silver scales towards him: “Master, the investigation has been hard on you, eat the fish to nourish yourself.”
Dusk was falling slowly; the streetlights illuminated one by one.
The town residents liked to take a walk after dinner, waves of people walked back and forth the hotel entrance. The hotel owner moved a chair to sit by the door and ate red pumpkin seeds while happily chatting with people. Everything looked calm and relaxed.
Ji Bai, Su Mu, and Yao Meng were sitting in the car, staring at the road ahead. At the newspaper kiosks and bustling supermarket door not far from there, several police officer dressed in casual clothing were quietly waiting.
Love me if you dare.
This is actually the novel that I read before When a Snail loves by Ding Mo. The reason why I picked When a Snail Loves instead of When He comes, Close Your Eyes is because I like the female lead in WASL a tad better. I’m not saying Yao Yao in WHCCYE is not a great but I guess Xu Xu is just more of my preference.
The police vehicle was speeding on the highway; JI Bai leaned back on the seat with his eyes closed. The sound of the engine and of the wind became fuzzy …
Suddenly, he felt a little heavier, he opened his eyes to see Yao Meng beside him had lowered down to put a red shawl over his chest.
Ji Bai sat up straight.