I found some more extra stories on Bo Jinyan and Jian Yao.
There's the one I just posted about the 'sponge off' rumour, then the story about ''marriage certification', then one on Bo Jinyan choosing his children's name, Li Xunran's wedding day, and their love story from 'Chen Mo's perspective!
So, it's not goodbye to Mr and Mrs. Bo yet!!!
I will be updating chapter 3 of 'Don't turn from Summer' next, then will work on another extra story from LMFYD.
- Links to Chapter 1, 2, 3
- Chapter 4
- Chapter 5
- Chapter 6
- Chapter 7
- Chapter 8
- Chapter 9
- Chapter 10
- Chapter 11
- Chapter 12
- Chapter 13
- Chapter 14
- Chapter 15
- Chapter 16
- Chapter 17
- Chapter 18
- Chapter 19
- Chapter 20
- Chapter 21
- Chapter 22
- Chapter 23
- Chapter 24
- Chapter 25
- Chapter 26
- Chapter 27
- Chapter 28
- Chapter 29
- Chapter 30
- Chapter 31
- Chapter 32
- Chapter 33
- Chapter 34
- Chapter 35
- Chapter 36
- Chapter 37
- Chapter 38
- Chapter 39
- Chapter 40
- Chapter 41
- Chapter 42
- Chapter 43
- Chapter 44
- Chapter 45
- Chapter 46
- Chapter 47
- Chapter 48
- Chapter 49
- Chapter 50
- Chapter 51
- Chapter 52
- Chapter 53
- Chapter 54
- Chapter 55
- Chapter 56
- Chapter 57
- Chapter 58
- Chapter 59
- Chapter 60
- Chapter 61
- Chapter 62
- Chapter 63
- Chapter 64
- Chapter 65
- Chapter 66
- Chapter 67
- Chapter 68
- Chapter 69
- Chapter 70-72
- Chapter 73
- Chapter 74
- Chapter 75
- Chapter 76
- Chapter 77
- Chapter 78
- Chapter 79
- Chapter 80
- Chapter 81
- Chapter 82
- Chapter 83
- Chapter 84
- Fu Ziyu 1
- Fu Ziyu 2
- Extra 1
- Extra 2
- Extra 3
- Extra 4
- Extra 5
- Extra 6
- Extra 7
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
A number of serial killings happened in early February in Tung City.
The police in Tung City are furious and eager to crack the cases as soon as possible. Since the famous criminal psychologist Professor Bo Jinyan and his assistant Jian Yao is in town to visit their family, the Tung City Police Department has invited them to join in the investigation.
On the day of the first meeting.
It is a sunny day with a cool breeze. It’s 7:30am. The police officers arrive at the crime scene. The meeting with professor Bo and Jian Yao is scheduled at 8:00am. When they walk past the area that is cordoned off to the public, they see a beautiful lady in her twenties. With plastic gloves and shoes on, she is bending down and examining the blood stains on the ground. A man stands behind her. He is leisurely drinking a cup of Starbucks coffee.
The lady looks up when she sees the officers. She gives a sweet smile: “Hi. I am from the Criminal Psychology Team under the Department of National Securities. My name is Jian Yao.“
All the police officers that came are men. Their faces brighten as they realise they will be working with a pretty lady. They take turns to introduce themselves to Jian Yao. One of the officers in his thirties recognises her: “Xiao Yao, I am Li Kun. Do you remember me? I used to keep you and Li Xunran entertained when you guys came to the police station. Wow, you have grown so much! You are such a pretty girl now!”
Jian Yao is about to reply when they hear a faint mocking smile from behind.
Jian Yao is slightly embarrassed. Bo Jinyan walks up and nods to the crowd. Then he introduces himself: “Hi. I am Bo Jinyan.”
Everyone is silent. They wait eagerly for what Bo Jinyan has to say about the case. But instead, Bo Jinyan turns to Jian Yao and says: “I will wait for you in the car.” Then he turns back to face everyone else: “Goodbye.”
So everyone watches as the alleged super detective walks off without giving any contribution.
“Well…”Jian Yao smiles and turn everyone’s attention onto her again: “Let’s profile the criminal. Here’s a list of things you should concentrate on…”
The case went well. Based on the profile Jian Yao provided, the police identified seven suspects. They took five days to interview the suspects but they could not figure out who is the killer. Then Jian Yao came to the office. It only took her one day get a confession. Superior interrogation skills, lie detection, micro expression observations… she uses a variety of tools, and she is very proficient in all of them. It’s an eye opener for the Tung City Police.
Compared to Jian Yao, Bo Jinyan is like the arrogant man who has no actual skills. They have decided his fame is overrated. When Jian Yao was briefing the team, Bo Jinyan was taking a nap in the car. When Jian Yao was interrogating the suspects, he came in with two bento boxes with sashimi for Jian Yao and himself. And he left promptly after dinner. Even though the bento boxes did look impressive, he is not a house husband… surely? He is supposed to be a very good detective, but he certainly doesn't act like one.
Li Xunran is no longer working in Tung City. The officers that were involved in the ‘killer machine’ case years ago have either retired or transferred elsewhere. The new bunch of officers in Tung City have not worked with Bo Jinyan before. And based on what they have seen so far, they have a very mediocre impression of this legendary detective.
The day after the case is closed.
Two officers, Xiao Zhang and Xiao Li are resting in the garden courtyard inside the Police Station complex.
Xiao Zhang: “That Professor Bo didn’t care about the case at all.”
Xiao Li: “Yeah, it’s solely Miss Jian’s effort. It’s a hard case to crack, she is a brilliant detective.”
“Mmm…. I heard that they are a couple. If this is true, then I must say, he is a lucky man. He may be hopeless in solving cases, but he has a pretty and smart wife.”
“I think the rumours are true. Yesterday, as Miss Jian is leaving, I saw Professor Bo resting his hand on her shoulder as they walked. Oh, what a shame! She deserves a better man…”
Xiao Zhang: “I think Professor Bo sponges off his wife. Obviously, he only managed to be the team leader because she is silently helping him do all the work behind the scenes”
Unknown to the two officers, Jian Yao and Bo Jinyan are sitting behind them, blocked by a hedge.
Jian Yao turns to look at Bo Jinyan. She is surprised that he seems to be unperturbed by the comments. He continues to drink his mineral water leisurely.
Jian Yao reaches out her hand to pat his face: “They said you are sponging off me. Aren’t you angry?”
Bo Jinyan smiles and reply: “Such short-sightedness.” He takes a glance of her: “The measure of a superior detective is not about many complex cases he can solve, but his ability to train a rookie into a great detective like him.”
And before Jian Yao can speak, he adds: “And, he is able to successfully stand out from the many suitors to become this great detective’s husband.”
Jian Yao laughs. She leans over and whispers in his ear: “I love you.”
Bo Jinyan smiles.
After a short pause, Jian Yao says: “I don’t mind that you pass me the simple cases. Like the one I just worked on. But the reality is that, complicated cases are few and far between. We have not seen any in the past 12 months.” Then she looks in his eyes: “Well, if you keep ‘resting’, will this brain of yours that you are so proud of start to deteriorate due to lack of stimulation?”
What is meant to be a small joke is not taken very well by Mr. Bo Jinyan. Jian Yao immediately regrets what she said as she sees an angered look on his face.
But a few seconds later, Bo Jinyan smiles and speaks with a sweet tone: “My dear, you are so cute.” He leans over to kiss her forehead. “ A Porsche is still a Porsche even if it’s not driven for a while. But if the Porsche is forced to go at slow speed everyday because it has crawler tractor attached to it, then it will wear out and deteriorate.”
Jian Yao laughs at his analogy: “Ok, Ok… You are a Porsche, I am a …” Her smile freezes: “Wait a minute… are you trying to say I am a crawler tractor?”
The “Crawler Tractor” comment has great consequences.
For the next three months, Jian Yao refused to take on any simple cases. She insisted that Bo Jinyan needed some first hand experience of what it felt like do the job of a ‘crawler tractor’.
Normally, Bo Jinyan calls the shots at work and at home. But Jian Yao threatened him a ‘don’t come near my bed if you don’t agree to this’ statement, he said ‘yes’ straight away.
And of course, the benefit this arrangement brought was that Bo Jinyan was able to solve many cases at an alarmingly fast speed, and the rumours of him ‘sponging off her’ vanished.
When the officers mentioned Bo Jinyan, they described him differently-
“Oh, that grumpy detective who is also a hen-pecked husband…. “
Friday, 15 January 2016
Cross over story with ‘When a snail loves’
Shortly after Bo Jinyan and Jian Yao’s wedding.
The truth is, how these two couples crossed path is a lot less dramatic than you’d imagine.
It is at the height of summer. Both couples are delegates of a conference organised by the department of National Security. It is held in a resort in the mountains. In the evenings, there’s some free time for delegates to enjoy the facilities of the resort.
One evening, Bo Jinyan brings to Jian Yao to the Leisure Centre where there are a few billiard tables.
No long after they started to play, Bo Jinyan notices that Jian Yao is distracted. She keeps looking at another man. Naturally, he is not too pleased about that.
“He is also a very good billiard player.” She says as she looks at the handsome man just a few meters away from them. There is a petite lady standing next to him. They don’t look like father and daughter. His Girlfriend? Probably… oh… how cute.
As Bo Jinyan looks up, the man so happens to turn his head around too. The two man look at each other.
- Oh, I know him - Ji Bai.
- Oh, I know him too - Bo Jinyan.
Ji Bai walks over with a smile: “Hi.”
“Want to play a game?”
Billiard table is a great place to check out the ‘competition’.
It’s like a scene out of a TV drama. Two equally handsome man. Both are good at the game.
The petite lady that came with Ji Bai walks over to Jian Yao. Jian Yao smiles and says to her: “Hi. Your friend plays well.”
The lady nods. She looks at Bo Jinyan and says in a serious tone: “And your friend is very handsome.”
Jian Yao laughs. What a straight forward girl. And her tone is so serious, as if she is giving a scientific conclusion. Jian Yao has a good first impression on her: “Hi. My name is Jian Yao. That is my husband.”
“Xu Xu. We are husband and wife too.”
Please note that Xu Xu seldom praises people for their looks. Especially man. But in her heart, her perfect man should be tall, fair, refined and sophisticated. Bo Jinyan ticks all the right boxes. As for her own husband Ji Bai… well, he is handsome, but too muscular for her liking. Her love for him has never been based on his physical appearance.
Jian Yao takes a look at Ji Bai and says: “Your husband is very handsome too.”
Xu Xu looks at her strangely and answers without thinking: “Really? I never noticed.”
Even though they are speaking softly, the men are able to hear their conversation. So as Ji Bai hears his wife dismissing his good looks, he loses his concentration and makes an error. As a result, Bo Jinyan wins the game.
Bo Jinyan gives Ji Bai an arrogant smile: “Thanks for the game.”
But Ji Bai has a cunning plan. He casually suggests: “Let’s play another game. This time, we will let them join in as well.“ He turns to look at the two ladies.
Any activity that involves his wife always makes it more appealing and interesting for Bo Jinyan. But just as he is about to nod and say yes, he takes a glance at Xu Xu: “I am not interested in playing billiard with underaged girls.”
Ji Bai: “…..”
Jian Yao: “……” She turns to Xu Xu: “I am so sorry. Just ignore him.”
The good impression that Xu Xu had of Bo Jinyan earlier quickly shatters. She looks him in the eye and says: “Come on. Wisdom and skill will determine who is the better player here.”
The four of them takes turn playing. At the end of the game, the couple’s score will be added up. Whichever couple has the higher scores win.
Both men are about the same in their skill levels. In other words, the result of the game will be based on how well the ladies play.
But unknown to Bo Jinyan, Xu Xu is a very good billiard player. She is a perfectionist who spent a lot of time to hone her skills. And not to forget, her coach is Officer Ji Bai.
As for Jian Yao… she has only played billiard a few times with Li Xunran before. She is still at beginners level!
Ji Bai has a big smile on his face. There is no way they are going to lose this game. As for the earlier comments made by his wife… well, he will use other means tonight when they return to their room to ‘convince’ her that she was wrong.
But then, Xu Xu decides that she should give Jian Yao a hand. She walks over to Jian Yao and says: “Do you want me to give you a few tips?”
Jian Yao is struggling. She welcomes all the help she can get: “Sure!”
As Jian Yao bends over onto the table. Xu Xu bends overs behind her to correct her posture. She patiently teaches her how to hold the stick and where the tip should hit the white ball… etc etc Soon, they ignore the two men who is standing there, waiting.
Ji Bai gives a helpless laugh. The reason he likes teaching Xu Xu how to play billiard is because he can enjoy this type of close physical contact with her. However, she has denied him of this ‘pleasure’ as she thinks this is inappropriate public behaviour. But obviously, she has no problems with having ‘close physical contact’ with another woman.
But… he can still admire her curves with his eyes. O, look at those arms, and the curves on her body…
And Bo Jinyan has a new revelation! Oh, so this is how you can play billiard. What a perfect and sexy game!
Finally, the game ends. In the end, because both men are pre-occupied with other matters on their minds, Xu Xu scored the highest. Jian Yao came last as expected. But she managed to pick up some new skills.
There is no need to add up the couples’ scores. Clearly, Ji Bai and Xu Xu are the winner.
When they return to their rooms later that evening, Bo Jinyan says: “Let’s play billiard again tomorrow. I’ll teach you.”
Jian Yao feels a bit bad: “I am sorry. If only I was better at the game, you won’t lose to Ji Bai.”
It’s not easy for Bo Jinyan to accept defeat. He is used to winning!
Actually, soon after they started the second game, Bo Jinyan knew Ji Bai tricked him. Obviously, Xu Xu was an expert. There is no way he and Jian Yao could win the game!
He opens his lap top and looks at the student list for the advanced criminal psychology course that he is about to give. Then he gives a cunning smile: “Revenge is a dish best served cold.”
We meet again… soon. As a tutor and a student.
Oh! Life is sweet.
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Parenthood for Bo Jinyan
A few years after Bo Jinyan and Jian Yao are married…
Jian Yao gives birth to their first child.
Bo Jinyan don’t like kids. To him, ‘children’ equates to trouble, noise, unable to communicate, and crawling around.
Jian Yao on the other hand, is very fond of children. She knows her husband lacks patience, so she is the primary care giver. He just needs to spend a bit of time each day with her and the kids.
But there are occasions when Bo Jinyan has to look after the child himself.
For example, today.
The nanny is taking a day off. Jian Yao has to accompany her mom to the hospital for a check up. Therefore, the task of looking after baby falls onto Bo Jinyan.
Before Jian Yao left, she made sure she did everything she can to make his life easier. Baby is bathed and fed. He needs to look after her for five hours.
It’s a hot summer day. A lazy afternoon. Bo Jinyan sits on the sofa to watch TV. He seldom watches TV, but sometimes he watches investigation documentaries to keep up with what’s been happening in the country.
As he is watching TV, his ten month old daughter crawls around on the carpet, while playing with toys. She seems to be entertaining herself quite well and leaving Bo Jinyan alone. He just needs to keep an eye out on her: “Not too bad. She is quite independent. ” He thinks to himself.
But before long, he feels something warm over his foot. He looks down. Baby has crawled up to him and is hugging his leg.
Bo Jinyan frowns and asks her: “What do you want?”
Bo Jinyan replies: “I don’t want cuddles.”
Bo Jinyan remembers what Jian Yao said before she left: “You have to be gentle with her!” So, he decides to compromise.
He picks her up and sits her next to himself on the sofa: “Don’t move, watch TV.”
Baby obliges and watch TV quietly besides daddy.
However, this new found peace does not last long. Soon she is agitated again. She leans over to her father and asks piteously: “Milk, milk.”
“Sit here and wait.” He heads to the kitchen to get the milk bottle.
Soon, milk is ready. She giggles and reaches out her hands to try to grab the bottle.
Bo Jinyan puts her on his lap and gently pushes the bottle teat into her mouth. She drinks contently. Bo Jinyan observes her while she drinks milk. She is starting to look more and more like Jian Yao.
- She is definitely more good looking now. And her chubby fingers are so cute.
Baby seems to sense the father’s soften emotions. She stays in his arms and smiles at him. He gently pinches her small cheeks, and rubs her round little shoulders. “Ok. You can stay in this position for a while.” He thinks to himself.
So, they continue to watch TV together.
When Jian Yao returns, she finds the sitting room empty. There is no one on the carpet or sofa. The TV is switched off.
She goes into the bedroom. She laughs.
Both of them have fallen asleep.
But… in a different way to what she normally sees.
Baby likes to curl up when she goes to bed. But today, she is lying down in a straight line. Obviously, her sleeping posture has been ‘corrected’.
A tenderness comes across her. She washes up, gets changed into her pyjamas and lies down next to Bo Jinyan.
He wakes up when she gets into bed. He curls his lips and immediately rolls himself above her.
Bo Jinyan used to be very particular about his sleep posture. But since he met Jian Yao, this good habit of his that he maintained for over 20 years disappeared. Most of the time, he rolls himself and sleeps on top of Jian Yao, while hugging her tightly.
When baby is about one and a half years old, she starts to speak more phrases.
This particular day, she learns a new phrase - ‘Help! Save me!’ Because she doesn’t fully understand the meaning of the word, she often uses it out of context.
For example: When she is hungry, she will say: “Help! Save me! I need to eat.”
And when she wants to play, she will say: “Help! Save me! Get out. Get out.”
And when she is in the bathroom…
Jian Yao is trying to wash her hair. Like many other young children, she doesn’t like the feeling of water splashing on her face. She struggles as her mother bathes her.
Bo Jinyan just happens to walk pass the bathroom.
Baby immediately shouts out: “Help! Save me! Daddy.”
But Bo Jinyan stands at the door and looks at his daughter with an aloof smile. Then he says to her: “Sorry, I can’t save you.” Then he walks away mercilessly.
Baby is stunned. Then she starts to cry.
Jian Yao turns around and yells out to him: “Don’t do that in the future. It might cause psychological shadows.
To which he answers: “My daughter need to possess a strong heart.”
Jian Yao: “…..”
Baby continues to cry…
After baby came, they spent less time ‘engaging intimately’.
One evening, after baby is put to bed, Bo Jinyan says to Jian Yao: “Help! Save me, my lovely wife.”
Jian Yao smiles and looks at him: “How do you want me to save you?”
Bo Jinyan scoops her into his arms and rolls himself on top of her: “What do you think?”
Bo Jinyan scoops her into his arms and rolls himself on top of her: “What do you think?”
The next morning.
Jian Yao is still half asleep when Bo Jinyan gently shakes her: “My lovely wife, I want to eat fish congee.”
Jian Yao complains: “I saved you many times last night…. Go make it yourself. You should be serving me today.”
Bo Jinyan thinks about how she ‘rescued’ him the previous night. He smiles satisfactorily: “Ok. Take a rest.”
Just as he is about to get out of bed, he sees baby sitting up in her bed, starring at them.
“Help! Save me!” She says.
Jian Yao is a little apprehensive. Oh no! Did baby hear the words they used when they were flirting with each other? Even though baby do not comprehend what they said, but it’s still inappropriate…
But her concerns are unnecessary. Because baby promptly climbs out of her bed and heads to the toilet while shouting: “Help! Save me! Wee-wee…”