Little Poplar《小白楊》Xiao Bai Yang
Little Poplar, Chapter 10: Un-f-cking belivable!
In the afternoon, Chen Jing took them to study the rules of the barracks and there were about twenty of them in the dormitory, sitting in rows on the ponies, taking notes. Bai Xinyu didn’t listen, so he just scribbled in his notebook absent-mindedly.
Chen Jing clapped his eyes on Bai Xinyu, “Don’t blame me for not telling you beforehand but there’s a test for these rules, competition for folding blankets and the lowest scorer will be a servant to the highest scorer for a month. From now on, all the knowledge you learn in the army, whether it’s civilian or military, will be tested periodically, in a small way, the results of those tests will affect your future, in a larger way, when you go to war, those who learn well will have a better chance of survival than those who learn poorly.”
A stocky recruit nicknamed “Big-bear” raises his hand, “Report.”
Big-bear smiled and said: “Class Leader, seriously, are we ever going to go on a mission? The real kind with real bullets.”
Chen Jing said grimly and said: “Really.”
“Really? So, what kind of missions are those.”
“This is all confidential. When the country and its people need you, you will know. But I can tell you that the day before you arrived here, my artillery reconnaissance company assisted the border guards in destroying a group of border smugglers and one of my comrades was stabbed through the spleen with a steel knife and narrowly escaped from the Kunlun Mountains. One day, when you are mature enough, you will all have to defend your country.”
Big-bear patted his chest proudly, “Yes! I’m afraid I won’t be able to use the skills I’ve learned but we joined the army to protect our country.” The new recruits all agreed.
Chen Jing smiled, “Nice, spirited.”
Compared to other people’s bloodlust, Bai Xinyu’s hearing it with dread, oh my, I thought being in pain was the worst thing but I didn’t realize his life could be in danger! How much his brother hates him. He couldn’t help but say weakly, “Class Leader, what if… What if he dies.”
Yu Fengcheng frowned, a hint of disgust flashing in his eyes.
Chen Jing looked at him, “Are you afraid of dying?”
Bai Xinyu trailed off, “Who isn’t afraid of death.”
Chen Jing nodded, “You’re right, everyone’s afraid of dying, this isn’t war time, there’s a mission you don’t want to go on, we can’t shoot you for disobeying orders, so if you’re afraid of dying, you don’t have to go.”
Bai Xinyu breathed a sigh of relief.
Chen Jing shook her head, “Go on, where was I.”
At 5:00 p.m., Xu Chuang called everyone to the playground by radio, to run three kilometers before dinner, as he called it, “an appetizer.”
Because he was prepared for the race and because he had a full lunch, Bai Xinyu had the energy to run the 3km without dying like he did this morning. But in the last stretch, he fell behind.
After the run, they went to eat together. After that, the 200 new recruits were gathered in the conference room where Wang Shunwei was to teach them a lesson.
According to Wang Shunwei, new recruits are expected to attend classes two full days and two evenings a week, focusing on military knowledge, general combat knowledge and the basics of modern weaponry, as well as on barracks regulations, ideology and politics, or documents issued by their superiors and in the future, after their recruit training is over, they will have to learn more in-depth knowledge, depending on their rank.
On the first day of class, Wang Shunwei didn’t talk too deeply but mainly introduced the history, establishment, current situation of their army and other things. When he was in class, he deliberately sat next to Qian Liang and Feng Dongyuan but they didn’t pay much attention to him, he didn’t dare to make a sound, even if he could speak, he couldn’t bring himself to speak, so he hesitated for half a day and finally didn’t speak.
At 8 p.m., the class was over and they went back to get ready for bed.
Back at the dormitory, Bai Xinyu took shampoo and face wash out of his bag, grabbed clean underwear and went to take a shower.
Yu Fengcheng saw it and said, “Where are you going?”
Bai Xinyu gulped, saying reluctantly and said: “Shower.”
Yu Fengcheng pointed to the clock on the wall, “It’s only 8: 10.”
Chen Jing just walked into the dormitory, “You didn’t listen to me, did you? There are over 200 recruits living in this building, there are only two bathrooms, each squad showers at different times, our squad is from 8:40 to 9:00, using the second-floor shower room.”
Bai Xinyu gawked, “Just… 20 minutes?”
“How long are you gonna be? It’s not a girl.”
“Can’t I go first?”
Chen Jing glared, “Of course not, there is an orderly line.”
Bai Xinyu looked at Yu Fengcheng in a panic and saw that Yu Fengcheng was also looking at him with narrowed eyes. It’s over, it’s over, it’s over, he’s going to get naked in front of Yu the evil-jinx….
Yu Fengcheng enjoyed Bai Xinyu’s trembling face, knowingly asked and said: “What’s wrong with you? In such a hurry to shower?”
Bai Xinyu turned stiffly around, sat on the bed, and didn’t know what to do. What should we do? Be the last one to go in? But it’s only been 20 minutes, he was too tired to take a bath yesterday, he should have taken a bath today but… But… What if…… in case…
Yu Fengcheng laughed quietly behind him, “Don’t worry, just half an hour, 20 minutes is enough for you to take a bath in pleasure.” He deliberately added the word” pleasure”, which sent chills down Bai Xinyu’s back.
Feng Dongyuan threw the change of clothes and socks into the laundry basin, carried it outside, took two steps, looked back at the lonely Bai Xinyu and said: “There’s no time to do the laundry after the shower, do you want to come with me to do the laundry?”
Bai Xinyu froze, stood up immediately, “Go go go.”
Feng Dongyuan smiled, “Let’s go.”
Bai Xinyu put the clothes that she had scattered over her meals in the basin and went to the sink with several people. Bai Xinyu put the basin in the sink and turned the old faucet but the cold water that came out was cold.”
“That’s the way it is in Xinjiang, now that it’s summer, the water is warmer in the middle of the day but cooler in the evening.” Feng Dongyuan skillfully put on the water and started to rub the clothes with the washing powder.
Bai Xinyu didn’t even remember to bring the washing powder, so he borrowed some from Feng Dongyuan and followed Feng Dongyuan’s example.
Feng Dongyuan was helpless and said: “You didn’t wash your clothes?”
Bai Xinyu shook his head, “Isn’t there a washing machine here?”
Qian Liang cried out, “Young master, why can’t you ask if there’s a maid here.”
As stupid as Bai Xinyu was, he could hear the sarcasm, he pouted and continued punching his clothes. Pouting Feng Dongyuan grabbed his arm, “Here, I’ll teach you.” He rubbed the soap on the dirty area, soaked it in water and rubbed his hands together, “Don’t spread the soap everywhere, just put it on the dirty area, otherwise it won’t get clean and hurt your skin and it’s a waste, just rub your hands back and forth like this, when it’s clean, throw it in water, when the bubbles are gone, the clothes will be clean, just wring it out and hang it up.”
Bai Xinyu blinked, “You speak slowly.”
Feng Dongyuan shook his head with a smile and helped Bai Xinyu wash his coat. Bai Xinyu felt guilty as his white hands turned red in the cold foamy water. He whispered and said: “Dongyuan, I didn’t mean that at noon, I didn’t mean it.”
Feng Dongyuan froze, smiled up at him gently, “I know, it’s okay.”
Bai Xinyu felt like a stone had finally fallen from his heart.
Bai Xinyu pretended that he couldn’t learn and watched Feng Dongyuan wash his clothes for him, he thought that he could be lazy for as long as he could.
After washing their clothes, they grabbed their toiletries and went to the bathhouse.
The bathhouse was on the second floor, just like the one Bai Xinyu had seen on TV, a communal bathhouse with showerheads lined up on the wall, no cubicles and no privacy. He couldn’t help but sneak a glance at Yu Fengcheng again but when Yu Fengcheng felt his gaze, he turned his face around and gave him a faint smile. I’m losing it.
Qian Liang pushed him, “Take off your clothes, what are you waiting for, just 20 minutes.”
Bai Xinyu regained consciousness and saw that Qian Liang had stripped down to his underpants. Qian Liang’s body was solid and he still had a few scars on his waist and arms that stood out.
Qian Liang saw him looking at himself and smiled, “When I was a kid, I was disobedient, always fighting, I got cut and hospitalized again, I woke up and saw my mom crying her eyes out like walnuts, after that I never fought again. Since then I don’t fight anymore.”
Feng Dongyuan said: “You’ve grown up to be sensible, good.” He took off his clothes, revealing his white skin.
Qian Liang said jokingly and said: “Dongyuan, isn’t your family from the countryside, why are you as white as a little girl?”
Feng Dongyuan smiled apologetically, “Our family doesn’t farm, the land in the village is sold to big companies to build factories, the young people work in the factories, they can’t tan.”
“Hey, you’re going to get a tan for coming to the army.”
Bai Xinyu and said: “I don’t want to get a tan.”
“Why? It’s better for a man to be dark, or he’ll be called Little Bai(kept boy/gigolo).”
Bai Xinyu touched his smooth face, “I don’t think I’d look so good if I were dark.”
Qian Liang laughed and scolded and said: “Uggh off you.”
Bai Xinyu stripped off his clothes in fear and as he did so, he spied on Yu Fengcheng, who wasn’t even looking at him.
When the men are naked, it’s a citizen’s basic quality to compare their sizes. Bai Xinyu looks at Qian Liang, well, he’s a bit bigger than him but not as good looking as him and then looks at Feng Dongyuan, well, about the same as him.
Qian Liang is very generous, Feng Dongyuan is a bit embarrassed, whispering and said: “It’s my first time showering with so many people.”
Bai Xinyu said: “Me too, it’s weird.”
Chen Jing came over, “What’s taking so long, it’s only 16 minutes.”
When Bai Xinyu turned his head, he almost didn’t recognize Chen Jing, who had taken off her glasses and had a very childish face, looking a bit like a high school student. Bai Xinyu couldn’t help but tease and said: “Class Leader, you look small without your glasses.”
Chen Jing uncomfortably tries to push his eyes but his fingers pounce and he turns his head, “Cut the crap and take a shower.”
At this time, Yu Fengcheng came over, Bai Xinyu knew he shouldn’t look but his eyes couldn’t help but go down the third way. When he saw Yu Fengcheng’s c0-ck size, Young Master Bai’s eyes straightened and a thousand, “Un-f-cking belivable!”
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