Day: September 13, 2023

Chapter 16 – Replica

Chapter 16: Working the night shift 


On Christmas Eve, Tan Xilu happened to have no classes, but the dessert shop was still open for business. Xu Huaiming prepared breakfast in the morning and then headed to the dessert shop. Tan Xilu woke up later and had a hasty meal.


This winter was colder than usual, with half a day of snow after the first snowfall. The snow hadn’t melted yet, as if it was meant to create a picturesque scene for Christmas. In the teachers’ group chat, several teachers were sharing videos of students having snowball fights, having a great time.


Someone suddenly brought up the topic of where they were planning to go for the year-end holiday. Some teachers responded, “Oh, where’s the money coming from? My child is about to enter college, and it’s a hefty expense.”


The other person said, “I haven’t decided yet. But I’ll definitely spend it with my parents.”


“I haven’t thought about it. I have to help some students with their projects.”


“I don’t want to fuss during the New Year. I just want to relax in bed.”


“… “


Someone unexpectedly shifted the conversation to Tan Xilu, “Teacher Tan, what about you? Your recent open class performance was excellent, and your year-end bonus must be substantial. You’re not going to spend another holiday alone at home, are you? Won’t you go out and have some fun?”


“Yeah, Teacher Tan, being alone is so lonely. How about I introduce you to someone?”


“I’ll do the introduction. I have a niece who just graduated from grad school this year…”


Tan Xilu: How did I get caught in this?


Tan Xilu sighed and rubbed his forehead. In the end, he was only twenty-eight years old. Indeed, it was the age to consider settling down, but his career had just started, and there was no need to rush.


In the past, he would have pretended to be busy or declined by saying he had a hectic work schedule. But now he had Xu Huaiming, and these teachers didn’t know about Xu Huaiming, so they assumed he was still single.


After a brief pause, Tan Xilu responded in the chat, “Dear colleagues, don’t worry about my personal life. It’s already sorted out!”


The chat went silent for about a minute, and then a flurry of messages came in, mimicking chicken clucking.


“Teacher Tan, you’re not being fair. How could you keep a relationship secret from us?”


“Oh, Teacher Tan is really focused on major matters, could it be that next year we’ll find out about children coming into the world?”


“That’s right!”


“… “


“No,” Tan Xilu typed and sent, “I just wanted to stabilize things before telling everyone.”


He hesitated for a moment and decided not to mention that the person he was dating was actually a boyfriend. After all, the situation with Tan Xilu and Qin Sizhe had caused quite a stir recently, and it might not be the best time to share this information.


“Then you must introduce them to us properly!”


“Yes, introduce them, and treat us to a meal!”


“Exactly, treat us to a nice meal.”


Tan Xilu smiled helplessly and replied, “Alright, no problem.”


Tan Xilu thought that when things settled down a bit, he would introduce Xu Huaiming to everyone.


After chatting for a while in the group, Tan Xilu suddenly realized that it was almost two o’clock.


He casually tidied up the dining table and planned to change his clothes before going to the dessert shop.


It was still snowing outside, and he was about to grab an umbrella when someone knocked on the door.


Tan Xilu walked over and opened the door. Outside, Lin Changyu was holding a plate of clean apples and smiling at Tan Xilu. “Teacher Tan, I bought too many apples the other day, and Lin Xiaozhi and I can’t finish them all. I’ve brought some for you. It’s Christmas Eve tonight, so let’s eat some apples and make wishes for peace.”


“Ah!” Tan Xilu was a bit surprised. He didn’t usually celebrate these holidays, and he realized that the things he used to enjoy when he was younger now seemed childish.


Back when he was together with Xu Huaiming, they had celebrated a few holidays together. But because of those holidays and the strange little romantic gestures that Xu Huaiming had done, he couldn’t forget them. So during the days when Xu Huaiming was missing and during these holidays, Tan Xilu preferred to lock himself in his room, reminiscing about every moment they had shared.


Time was a terrifying thing; it could steal away memories. Tan Xilu realized that he was starting to forget what they had done together back then, and these holidays had become just like ordinary days.


Tan Xilu accepted the apples and thanked Lin Changyu.


Lin Changyu waved his hand. “Don’t mention it, Teacher Tan!”


After saying that, Lin Changyu turned and left. Watching Lin Changyu’s figure disappear into the opposite door, Tan Xilu suddenly felt a familiar sensation in his heart. He couldn’t remember where he had seen the clothes Lin Changyu was wearing, but it seemed like something he had seen before, although he couldn’t quite recall it.


Outside the dessert shop, the little Christmas tree figurines were all gone, leaving only the colored lights on the tree. Arlene added a few more figurines, suddenly remembering something, she turned and called out to Xu Huaiming inside, “Xu Ge, is your little surprise ready?”


Xu Huaiming replied with an “Ah” and somewhat embarrassedly came out, saying, “Keep your voice down…”


“Oh, okay,” Arlene quickly covered her mouth and laughed. “It’s my first time witnessing this kind of thing, so I’m a bit nervous.”


“The cake is in the oven, just five more minutes,” Xu Huaiming said. “The strawberries are also washed, and in another half hour, everything will be ready.”


“Wow,” Arlene exclaimed, “that’s great! What about the ring? Is it ready too?”


Xu Huaiming took out a red velvet box from his pocket. “I’ll put it in once the cake is done.”


The surprise that Arlene had helped plan earlier was a “proposal.”


Before, no. 7 had prepared many surprises, and Xu Huaiming knew this. His programmed memories were deeply ingrained. However, due to no. 7’s many concerns, these surprises could only be considered small, and they had never gone beyond that. So something as significant as a proposal had never even crossed no. 7’s mind because it was simply impossible.


But Xu Huaiming was different.


Thanks to no. 7, he could even fulfill all of Tan Xilu’s requests within his capabilities. And because the previous surprises had become a thing of the past, Xu Huaiming thought that the only way to truly surprise Tan Xilu and make it unforgettable was with a more romantic proposal.


When he returned to the shop, the cake had just finished baking. Xu Huaiming took it out and hollowed out a portion of the center of the cake, where he would hide the ring.


It was a deliberately small cake, just the right size for Tan Xilu to finish. When he ate halfway through, he would feel something hard and discover the ring.


Then, Xu Huaiming would propose.


He had seen this proposal idea on TV. After going through countless trials and tribulations in their relationship, the male lead proposed by hiding the ring in a small cake that the female lead loved. The result was that the female lead almost chipped her tooth, and although this method was a bit clichéd and funny, Xu Huaiming thought it might be the best surprise he could give to Tan Xilu.


He was not very skilled in romance; he lacked no. 7’s understanding of it. He knew that even if this proposal were successful, in Tan Xilu’s eyes, he would still be the same Xu Huaiming as before, the one from no. 7’s time.


It took Xu Huaiming thirty minutes to prepare the cake, adding plenty of strawberries that Tan Xilu liked. He decorated it in a beautiful cake box, ready for Tan Xilu to open and discover the surprise.


The electronic clock in the shop chimed on the hour, and it was already 4 PM. Earlier in the morning, Xu Huaiming had sent a message to Tan Xilu.


[Let me know before coming to the dessert shop.]


This was to ensure that he could prepare the surprise without being discovered. However, it was already 4 PM, and Tan Xilu still hadn’t replied.


Xu Huaiming frowned and dialed his phone.


After a long ringing, Tan Xilu finally answered. Before Xu Huaiming could speak, Tan Xilu apologized.


Xu Huaiming uttered an “Ah” and listened as Tan Xilu said, “I’m sorry, Xu Huaiming, something came up at my school. I might not be able to make it to the dessert shop today.”


Xu Huaiming was taken aback, and disappointment crept into his tone. “Is the school matter really that urgent? Can’t you spare some time to come to the shop?”


“It’s quite urgent, I’m really sorry, Xu Huaiming. How about I make it up to you tonight when I get back? We can do whatever you want. Huh?” Tan Xilu’s voice became soft and affectionate, a clear attempt to soothe Xu Huaiming.


“Alright, you go ahead and take care of your business,” Xu Huaiming replied. “Then you…”


Tan Xilu abruptly hung up without waiting for Xu Huaiming to finish his sentence, not even giving him a chance to say, “Come back soon.”


Xu Huaiming stared at his phone, dumbfounded, and eventually told Arlene, “Tan Lu won’t be coming; he’s busy with school.”


“Ahh!” Arlene was surprised. “Why does he have something to do at this hour?”


Seeing that Xu Huaiming’s expression didn’t look good, she quickly comforted him, “It’s okay, we can do it tomorrow. It’s Christmas after all. Or you can take the cake home in the evening. You don’t have to propose in front of a crowd; you can do it in private.”


Xu Huaiming gave a resigned “Hmm” and said, “I guess that’s the only option.”


Xu Huaiming was starting to dislike the word “waiting.” It no longer held the same joy it used to, especially when waiting for a replica of no. 7.


T/N: Hey there! There is plenty more where that came from, so stay tuned! And stay healthy! Straighten your posture, so some stretches and drink some water before continuing hehe~

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Chapter 15 – Replica

Chapter 15: Sweet and Spicy


Li Xuandie finished the last bite of her cake but didn’t wait for Tan Xilu’s response. Her beautiful eyelashes blinked, and she looked at Tan Xilu. “So, Teacher Tan, instead of dwelling on this, it’s better not to meddle in everything. What does it matter who Qin Sizhe was kissing? After all, the matter is settled now. ‘Don’t work, don’t get in trouble.’ I think you understand this better than us.”


Tan Xilu had always known that this girl, Li Xuandie, was quite formidable. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have sought her help. However, he hadn’t expected her to be so uncooperative when he tried to approach the subject indirectly.


Li Xuandie raised an eyebrow and added, “Teacher, you and your boyfriend are really a great match. When are you going to introduce him to us?”


“Well…” Tan Xilu choked for a moment and subconsciously glanced at Xu Huaiming. After a while, he lowered his gaze and said, “Next time, next time I’ll invite you all to have some cake.”


“Thank you, Teacher Tan.” The girl smiled, stood up, and said, “I’ll leave now.”


Watching Li Xuandie’s departing figure, Tan Xilu’s expression darkened.


“Alright, you’ve done your best,” Xu Huaiming said as he placed a triangular piece of cake in front of Tan Xilu. He handed him a fork and said, “Come on, have a piece of cake.”


“Didn’t you tell me not to eat, saying I’d get fat?” Tan Xilu looked at Xu Huaiming.


“Who said you look so downcast?” Xu Huaiming reached over and ruffled Tan Xilu’s hair. “Eating sweets can improve your mood. So, I’ll allow it this once.”


Although he said that, Tan Xilu didn’t have much of an appetite for cake at the moment. Li Xuandie was right; he was meddling too much. But this was at Professor Qin’s request, and he couldn’t just ignore it.


Sometimes, interpersonal relationships could be so complex. If he could, Tan Xilu would prefer not to be a teacher, and he would stay at home. Xu Huaiming wouldn’t need to run a dessert shop either. They could just live a quiet life at home, making desserts together, and spend their days that way.


But that was impossible.


Tan Xilu leaned against Xu Huaiming, feeling suddenly tired.


The dessert shop closed at 9 PM, and Arlene left early for some reason, leaving only Tan Xilu and Xu Huaiming to tidy up.


Tan Xilu wore disposable gloves and picked up the used napkins from the tables, throwing them into the trash can. Sometimes, the girls who visited the shop accidentally spilled their drinks, whether it was cola or orange juice. When that happened, the white tablecloths on the tables would get dirty and needed to be sent for cleaning.


Tan Xilu removed the tablecloth from the table in front of him. He turned to Xu Huaiming and suggested, “Changing tablecloths every time is quite wasteful.”


Xu Huaiming handed him a new tablecloth and said, “Arlene also mentioned this. I plan to close the shop for two days and renovate it a bit. Add some decorations, paint some patterns on the glass tables, and stop using tablecloths.”


“Sounds good.” Tan Xilu spread the new tablecloth.


By the time they finished cleaning, it was almost 10 PM.


At this time, the night market was just beginning. Their dessert shop was located near a night market street, and it was always bustling, especially on weekends. As they walked toward the night market, Tan Xilu saw several familiar students, but they didn’t notice him. Tan Xilu didn’t initiate any greetings; after all, he was here to relax, and it would be awkward to meet students outside of school.


The snack street was bustling, and Christmas was just around the corner. Each stall was adorned with colorful Christmas lights, and some of the shopkeepers’ employees were dressed as Santa Claus, standing in front of their shops to attract customers.


Xu Huaiming was almost pulled into one of the shops by a Santa Claus, but Tan Xilu reacted quickly and pulled him back, apologizing to the shopkeeper and explaining that they weren’t interested.


Tan Xilu led Xu Huaiming to an empty barbecue stall and said, “You should learn to say no. This isn’t like the dessert shop where your good looks can attract customers. These stall owners are aggressive in pulling people in, and if you feel bad and enter, you might end up wasting money on something overpriced and not tasty.”


“I see,” Xu Huaiming glanced at Tan Xilu and remarked, “You seem to know a lot about this.”


“Not really,” Tan Xilu blushed slightly and admitted, “It’s because I’ve made mistakes before.”


Tan Xilu used to avoid junk food, especially spicy barbecue and hotpot. However, after Xu Huaiming went missing and he fell into a period of depression, he started indulging in unhealthy eating habits. This food street had been a place where he had lost quite a bit of money, and he even ended up in the hospital once after consuming something unclean from one of the stalls. But the few places he frequented were clean and safe, so he still visited them occasionally.


The shop owner, upon seeing Tan Xilu’s surprised reaction, came over and said, “A rare guest today, Teacher Tan.”


Tan Xilu smiled and replied, “Yes, it’s been a while. Today, I’m craving some food.”


The shop owner chuckled and said, “Teacher Tan, when you have cravings, you should enjoy yourself. Same as always?”


Tan Xilu looked at Xu Huaiming and asked, “Do you have something you’d like to eat?”


Xu Huaiming hesitated for a moment and then said, “Ah,” while his gaze drifted toward the meat skewers on the table next to them. His mental alert system went off like an alarm, and he quickly shook his head, saying, “What do you want to eat? I’m not hungry.”


“You’re not eating?” Tan Xilu looked a bit disappointed. He turned to the shop owner and said, “Alright, same as usual, then.”


“Sure thing,” the shop owner placed the order on his phone, then looked at Xu Huaiming again, not noticing his expression, and asked, “Teacher Lin is here today too. Teacher Tan, it seems like you haven’t brought your boyfriend to eat barbecue for a long time. Doesn’t Teacher Lin like cold beer? Not having any today?”


“Hmm?” Tan Xilu looked at Xu Huaiming, and suddenly, it dawned on him. His face changed instantly, and he hastily said, “Boss, you’ve got it wrong. This isn’t Teacher Lin.”


“Ah?” The shop owner was momentarily surprised and then looked at Xu Huaiming more carefully. He finally wore a somewhat embarrassed smile and said, “Oh, it’s really not Teacher Lin. My apologies, I got confused.”


Xu Huaiming remained expressionless on the surface, his icy demeanor not revealing any reaction. However, only he knew that his heart was in turmoil.


If it weren’t for him, Tan Xilu might have been in a relationship with someone else. If he hadn’t returned, Tan Xilu might have met someone better. Tan Xilu wasn’t limited to loving only him; he could love others too.


He wasn’t the only one.


But Xu Huaiming desperately wanted to be the one and only. He was grateful that he had returned in time. He was grateful that Tan Xilu had loved him enough to break up with Lin Zhiyuan.


However, there were too many uncertainties. Xu Huaiming had already started to fear what might happen in the future. What if one day, Tan Xilu realized that he wasn’t the same “Xu Huaiming” as before? How disappointed would he be when he discovered that the person he longed for had already died, and how would he react?


Xu Huaiming didn’t dare to think about it. He didn’t want to think about it.


He could sense danger approaching, and Tan Xilu was filling up more and more space in his heart. For an AI, this wasn’t a good sign.


The barbecue arrived, covered in various condiments and smelling incredibly delicious. Tan Xilu seemed ravenous and immediately picked up a skewer to eat, with bits of food sticking to his lips.


He no longer talked about Lin Zhiyuan, as if he had sensed that Xu Huaiming didn’t want to hear about it.


“Grilled chicken wings, they’re delicious. Give them a try,” Tan Xilu picked up a grilled chicken wing and held it up to Xu Huaiming’s mouth.


Xu Huaiming looked at him, hesitated for a moment, and then opened his mouth, taking a bite of the chicken wing.


The ice-cold beer arrived, and the waiter poured it into glasses. The amber liquid was topped with white foam, emitting a slight fizzing sound, reminiscent of a vintage brand.


T/N: Hey there! There is plenty more where that came from, so stay tuned! And stay healthy! Straighten your posture, so some stretches and drink some water before continuing hehe~

If you like my translations, feel free to donate to my ko-fi!

I really, really appreciate all the support from my readers <3 It goes a long way and motivates me lots!


Also, check out the other series we have on HoH!

If you like cats, check out Revenge of the Garfield

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How about some mystery or showbiz? Check out Morbid Addiction & Perfection

What about the perfect, most non-toxic male lead ever? Laws of Love

How about MC nursing ML back to health? Forced into the Deep


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Chapter 1 – I’ll wait for you on a spring day

Chapter 1




When Li Chou saw Song Zexu being interviewed by the media on TV, his heart began to pound. He put down the flowers in his hand and walked to the TV


He stood and stared at the person on the screen.


Song Zexu just finished filming a movie a few days ago. In order to warm up in advance, the media came to interview him for the past two days. He was enthusiastic when facing the reporters.


Song Zexu answered all the questions the reporter asked that had nothing to do with the movie without a hint of change in his expression.


Song Zexu made his debut as a child star but his acting career in the past ten years has been tepid until he was photographed with a popular actor half a year ago. After that, a hot scandal of him and Xiaohua coming out of the same hotel broke out. Around the same time, he also appeared in a movie and happened to catch up with Xiaohua’s popularity as his acting skills were also up to the mark. With that, also managed to win the award for the movie he was in. So after working hard for more than ten years without anyone knowing him, just because of the scandal, in a short period of time, he became a household name known by all within half a year.


Of course, this included Li Chou.


On the screen, Song Zexu is smiling at the camera. He has typical, round, peach blossom eyes with a tear-shaped mole below them. Probably because of the lighting in the scene, his eyes seem to be glowing and just by looking at the camera, he looked very affectionate.


Such a face was all too easy to fall in love with.


The interview ended five minutes later and the TV began to broadcast commercials. Li Chou just stood there for a long time before going back to arranging the flowers.


When Lin Xiaomin entered the store, Li Chou had just finished tying up the roses she had ordered. Seeing Lin Xiaomin, he gave her the bouquet and said, “You’ve just arrived in time. I’m finished with the bouquet.”


“Really?” Lin Xiaomin said with a smile, “That’s really a coincidence.”


Lin Xiaomin is one of the most beautiful girls in Yunzhen. Many boys chase after her, but she is highly-educated and looks down on the boys in the small town as she wants to go to university and look for a boyfriend in the city. Some time ago, a male teacher from a big city came to Yunzhen Middle School. This fascinated Lin Xiaomin. This girl from Yunzhen had a strong personality. As such, she took the initiative to launch an offensive and would send him flowers every day. So far, she has always ordered from Li Chou. There were a dozen bouquets of flowers today.


Due to this, Li Chou also managed to break through this month’s turnover. Something he hardly managed to do.


Lin Xiaomin took out her mobile phone from her pocket to scan the QR code and pay for her order.


She might’ve hit a wall with her conquest, as such, Lin Xiaomin is obviously not in a positive mood today. She usually leaves the store to go find that teacher directly after paying, but today she took a stool and sat down.


She put the flowers on the table and lay down on the table listlessly. With a really depressed expression, she asked, “Brother Chou, do you think I have any chance? It’s been so many days, but every time I look for him, he avoids me. Am I that scary? I’m only pursuing him to be my boyfriend…”


Li Chou has never chased anyone before, let alone experienced any romance. However, basing his knowledge on the dog-blood drama series performed by Song Zexu, he thought about it and replied: “I think you might as well just grab him and directly ask him if he wants to be with you. If he wants to, then he will fall in love. If he doesn’t, then just say goodbye.”


Lin Xiaomin seemed to think that what he said made sense. She nodded, stood up and held up the bouquet of flowers, “Yes, let’s do it this way. I shouldn’t waste my youth.”


After finishing speaking, she left in a hurry.


Looking at her back, Li Chou couldn’t help but smile, thinking that this should be the spirit of a young girl in love.


Li Chou didn’t receive any commissions in the past two days, so he closed the shop directly and got off work.


Someone died in the sunset sea some time ago, so it is now not open to tourists, fearing that there will be another accident. There was a patrol going from house to house every night for a while. Aunt Wang from the fruit shop next door fanned Li Chou with a cattail fan while Li Chou locked the store door. She reminded him, “Chou, it’s your turn to go to the beach tonight.”


Li Chou responded with an “ah” and replied, “I’ll remember it.”


Aunt Wang smiled, pointed to a basket of watermelons with her fan and said, “Auntie wants to give you a melon to eat. If you sit on the reef, facing the sea breeze, it’ll be very beautiful.”


“Thank you, Auntie.” Li Chou also smiled as he went to pick the melons unceremoniously. Before leaving, he said, “Aunt, I will give you some new flowers tomorrow. They can help revitalise you, though I can see that you have a lot of energy and spirit.”


“Really?” Aunt Wang was successfully coaxed. She touched her face and smiled.


The beach is not very far from here. It is 15 minutes by foot. In recent years, Yunzhen has been developed for tourism and its ancient city and Sunset Sea are the most popular locations. 


However, there was a drunk tourist who ran to the beach. He slipped and fell into the sea. After being swept away by the waves, his body floated back several days later, which caused panic among many tourists. Due to this, they now send people to watch the beach every night so no more accidents occur.


The sea breeze was strong at night, but it looked cool in the sweltering summer. Li Chou climbed onto the reef with a watermelon in his arms. He looked at the moon floating atop the sea for a while before lowering his head and used the knife on his keychain to cut the watermelon apart.


The watermelon from Aunt Wang was juicy and a stream of red melon juice flowed out from the opening. The salty sea breeze was wrapped in a fresh and sweet taste of melon. Li Chou was salivating and he couldn’t wait to take a bite.


The waves suddenly got bigger, with every wave bigger than the last, accompanied by the howling sound of the sea breeze. Li Chou just ate the melon quietly like that while watching the sea and time passed just like that.


He only needed to sit for two hours but Li Chou usually sat for three hours. Compared to other people, he was lonely. He seemed to have a small world of his own. He always closed himself up, and no one could get him out.


Fortunately, the melons he picked were not big. There was less than half left and Li Chou thought he could just finish eating them when he suddenly heard a bumping noise.


It was dark at night, so he couldn’t see anything clearly. After, there was another sound of lapping waves. Li Chou thought that he might have heard it wrong, it could’ve been the bottles thrown by tourists into the sea that were swept onto the beach by waves.


Li Chou didn’t care too much, so he ate the last mouthful of melon and took out the plastic bag that was packed in advance. He threw the melon rind in and jumped off the reef stone.


When he was walking back, there was a slight groaning sound from behind. Li Chou felt that he had heard it right this time. So he didn’t hear wrongly after all.


He took out his mobile phone from his pocket, turned on the flashlight and pointed it at the beach.


When the camera reached the far right, he saw a dark figure lying there. Looking closely, the figure was still moving, as if he was calling for help.


Li Chou was startled and ran to save him.


He hurriedly ran to the man. Li Chou shone the flashlight on the man. When his eyes landed on the other’s face, his pupils shrank suddenly and his chest began to violently beat. The surrounding waves were noisy, but Li Chou could clearly hear his own rapid heartbeat.


He crouched down in disbelief and touched the man’s face.


The other party was not unconscious, but he was indeed seriously injured, bleeding from his forehead. The dark red blood looked very terrifying in the moonlit night.


He clearly had his eyes open, but his eyes looked very empty. He looked at Li Chou with a more bewildered expression.


Li Chou swallowed his saliva, pursed his lips, and called him gently, even cautiously: “Song Zexu, is that you..?”


T/N: Hey there! There is plenty more where that came from, so stay tuned! And stay healthy! Straighten your posture, so some stretches and drink some water before continuing hehe~

If you like my translations, feel free to donate to my ko-fi!

I really, really appreciate all the support from my readers <3 It goes a long way and motivates me lots!


Also, check out the other series we have on HoH!

If you like cats, check out Revenge of the Garfield

If you like dragons, check out I’m Pregnant with the Hope of the Entire Planet and The Dragon and the ‘Princess’

How about some mystery or showbiz? Check out Morbid Addiction & Perfection

What about the perfect, most non-toxic male lead ever? Laws of Love

How about MC nursing ML back to health? Forced into the Deep


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Chapter 56 – Who Says Omegas Can’t be as Explosive as Alphas

Chapter 56


On the planet in the Eighth Galaxy, the temperature difference between day and night seemed quite significant. As they left the entertainment venue, a cold wind blew into their necks, causing Lu Jingning to shiver involuntarily. Wen Xingchen, who carried the scent of stardust on his shoulders, subconsciously shrank his body and asked, “Are you cold?”


Lu Jingning, half-dazed, lowered his head and shook it, saying, “Real men are never afraid of the cold.”


Wen Xingchen couldn’t help but be amused by Lu Jingning’s drunken attempt to act tough, “Well, you’re not cold.”


With that, Wen Xingchen’s arm around Lu Jingning’s waist tightened slightly, and seeing Lu Jingning’s faintly furrowed brow, he chuckled mysteriously, “I’m cold.”


Lu Jingning squinted at him for a long time, as if he had finally grasped the meaning behind his words. Suddenly, he reached out and wrapped his arms around Wen Xingchen’s neck, saying, “Then I’ll keep you warm.”


In that moment, Wen Xingchen sensed the pheromones emanating from Lu Jingning, faintly wafting into the air, causing his body to tense involuntarily. A barely perceptible feeling seemed to intensify, as his sensitive period had not entirely passed, making his reaction to Omega pheromones much stronger.


The subtle fragrance of Lu Jingning’s light plum jam seemed to hold a unique attraction, as if it were enticing a hidden flame within Wen Xingchen’s composed exterior, which could erupt at any moment.


However, the man hanging on him seemed to have no awareness of this or was already uncontrollably drawn to Wen Xingchen by his Alpha pheromones. Lu Jingning continued to nuzzle against him.


Wen Xingchen could hear the sound of someone swallowing saliva beside his ear, “Lu Jingning, you smell so good… Yes, much better than those other Omegas.”


Under Lu Jingning’s constant movements, Wen Xingchen found it challenging to take another step forward. Unable to bear it any longer, he finally pulled the man back and warned, “I’m taking you back now, and if you keep messing around, I’ll leave you by the roadside.”


Lu Jingning looked at the empty streetlights beside him for a moment, seemingly lost in thought. Eventually, he made a wise decision, docilely lying on Wen Xingchen’s shoulder and remaining still.


Relieved, Wen Xingchen sighed and continued to walk towards the resting area, dragging the pretending-to-be-dead Lu Jingning along.


After a while, he couldn’t resist laughing, “I really should record your current state and show it to you when you wake up tomorrow.”


Lu Jingning muttered a couple of times, whether in agreement or protest, Wen Xingchen couldn’t tell.


Back in their room, Wen Xingchen threw Lu Jingning onto the bed, where he sat motionless, still in a state of daze. The room was a mess, reflecting the wild and wanton night they had spent.


Lu Jingning was confident in his self-control and usually didn’t use suppressants for pheromones. Due to the alcohol, his pheromones were now slightly leaking, even showing signs of growing stronger.


Wen Xingchen, on the other hand, had good self-control, but he was still an Alpha in his sensitive period. In such a time, even going overboard was normal.


The journey back had already been torturous, and at any second, Wen Xingchen could have taken Lu Jingning right then and there. He couldn’t afford to relax too much, so he grabbed his coat and hung it over his arm, saying, “Rest early, I’ll leave now.”


Lu Jingning remained silent.


Thinking he had agreed, Wen Xingchen took a step forward, but suddenly heard Lu Jingning’s voice behind him, “Wen-ge.”


Before Wen Xingchen could turn around, Lu Jingning, who had been sitting on the bed, somehow appeared behind him. He immediately wrapped his arms tightly around Wen Xingchen’s neck from the back, and boldly nuzzled against the gland area, saying, “Wen-ge, about what you said tonight… is it true?”


Wen Xingchen’s thoughts paused for a moment, “What did I say?”


Lu Jingning smiled and licked his lips, “You said you wanted me to come and… woo you.”


Wen Xingchen: “…”


“With so many delicious-smelling Omegas around, you won’t let me touch them. And other Alphas don’t smell good, so after thinking about it, it seems I can only woo you. You smell so good, much better than the others. I just love this scent…”


Lu Jingning continued mumbling as if to prove that he was speaking the truth. He boldly licked the gland area, “So, I’m really going to woo you. How about it?”


Wen Xingchen felt a slight electric sensation spread all over his body. The hidden fire inside him was completely aroused, and his breathing unavoidably became heavy.


This was already a dangerous edge. Yet, Lu Jingning remained completely oblivious, seemingly also influenced by the thick pheromones on the gland area, and without warning, he gently tasted it.


Under this provocation, Wen Xingchen lost all control. His Alpha pheromones erupted, mingling with Lu Jingning’s Omega pheromones, in a tender and lingering dance.


When they finally broke the kiss, Lu Jingning looked very pleased and raised an eyebrow, “How was that for wooing?”


At some point, Wen Xingchen felt his sanity slipping away, bit by bit.


He was already very sensitive during his estrus period and although he had shown good restraint the previous night, it didn’t mean that he had entirely passed the safe period. Under Lu Jingning’s fearless teasing, it seemed like his temporary composure had collapsed all at once.


Surrounded by pheromones, his Alpha instincts caused his strong possessive and predatory urges to grow to the extreme, and it was inevitable that he now stood on the edge of a precipice of losing control.


Wen Xingchen’s throat was a little tight. Although he knew that he should stay away as soon as possible, the pressure that had been fully accumulated till now made him unable to move at all.


It was completely different from last night’s scene. Lu Jingning’s rare initiative was like a poison with a fatal temptation. Under the influence of the pheromones in his body, he still lost to his Alpha instincts during this susceptible period. The desire has been increased several times.


When Wen Xingchen spoke, his voice was a little hoarse, like a wolf with a big tail abducting some small animal: “It seems that there is still a little insincerity.”


Lu Jingning thought for a while, then opened his collar, exposing his smooth neck. His glands were displayed in front of Wen Xingchen: “Then, this is also for you.”


The moment Wen Xingchen lowered his head and kissed his glands, Lu Jingning murmured comfortably, his eyes blurred, revealing a faint smile: “Wen Xingchen, you are mine tonight… I want to embrace… no, I want to fvck you!”


The meaning in Wen Xingchen’s eyes was unclear: “Oh? Then try it.”


As if to prove his status, Lu Jingning suddenly flipped the other over and instantly switched their positions, pressing Wen Xingchen under him.


His gaze moved down a little, and it just happened to land on the other person’s chest. His clothes were slightly open, revealing a few gleams of sweat.


The lines on the Alpha’s body were smooth and powerful, causing the color of his eyes to darken slightly. Under the sudden stimulation of strong pheromones around him, he seemed to have become completely aroused and his body involuntarily wanted to get closer.


Wen Xingchen could see Lu Jingning’s exquisite face approaching him little by little. A hand suddenly stretched out and slid down his cheek little by little, caressing his skin lightly before unbuttoning his clothes.


His eyes swept over the lips that were close in front of him and his impulsive desire of the estrus period began to surge in his body.


Not controlling himself anymore, he leaned up slightly, and kissed those alluring lips fiercely.


Lu Jingning didn’t expect the other party to sneakily do this, a look of surprise flashed across his brows and he subconsciously backed away, but was firmly pressed back by the hand stretched out behind his back.


The touch of his lips is extremely soft, with a lingering taste of his pheromones.


Lu Jingning felt like he was falling for a moment. His Omega’s instinct combined with the effect of alcohol made him become distraught and turned him greedy. He couldn’t wait to pry Wen Xingchen’s lips and teeth open, the tip of his tongue wanton in his moist mouth.


Wen Xingchen was stunned for a moment by his initiatives and gradually indulged in this intoxicating rhythm. He only felt that Lu Jingning’s intoxication seemed to have infected him, and all his inhibitions collapsed.


Before he knew it, Lu Jingning’s entire body was already on Wen Xingchen’s body, holding the back of his neck, entangled with the tip of his tongue.


An Alpha’s scent will always be fatally attractive to an Omega, not to mention the smell of menthol that’s too inviting, making him extremely content.


During their entanglement, the clothes were also stripped off.


Wen Xingchen’s eyes were slightly darkened under the intense desire, and his broad hands slid down, reaching the other’s wet private parts before tentatively prodding it slightly.


Lu Jingning subconsciously clamped his legs together, but because of the excessive pleasure, he murmured softly.


Wen Xingchen licked his lips lightly, with an ambiguous tone: “Don’t you want it?”


Lu Jingning could feel his slender fingers twitching and inserting inside him gently and almost subconsciously lay on Wen Xingchen’s body, moaning twice: “Mmm… Hurry up.”


Wen Xingchen looked at his face that seemed to be immersed in desire. It was so beautiful. His Adam’s apple bobbled twice uncontrollably: “Listen to yourself.”


He put his arms around Lu Jingning’s waist and laid him down on the bed.


Under the strong desire of his body, Wen Xingchen’s voice was already hot as if he was about to burn. His excessive sensitivity of his estrus period stimulated his nerves from time to time as he penetrated the soft hole.


Lu Jingning’s throat couldn’t help but let out a sweet and low-pitched moan, and under the impact again and again, the excessive pleasure made his waist move on its own, as if to cater to him.


The bodies of the two were intertwined, indulging in their respective desires.


Alphas in the estrus period already had extraordinarily strong desires. Under such a fierce collision, Lu Jingning almost completely fell into the burning desire, and had nowhere to escape.


The whole room is filled with the smell of pheromones intertwining.


Wen Xingchen kept looking down at the expression on Lu Jingning’s face, especially the slightl frown on Lu Jingning’s face every time he hit a sensitive spot, which made him want to stop.


Under wave after wave of pleasure, Lu Jingning felt as if he was completely swept away and unconsciously wrapped his hands around Wen Xingchen’s back. He stroked his back vigorously.


To suppress his extreme emotions, Wen Xingchen leaned down and kissed his lips while moving inside him. After a while, he received an increasingly fierce response from the other party.


The more this happened, the desire in his body seemed to burn even more vigorously.


Unknowingly, the naked bodies of the two were already covered with a thin layer of dense sweat, and their complexions were strangely red under the intense kiss.


“Hmm… ah…”


Lu Jingning’s hoarse murmur passed by his ears, causing Wen Xingchen to knead every piece of his skin with both hands, until his body was completely limp on the bed. The surrounding bedding was a mess.


He stretched out his hand to pick up that waist, kissed lightly along the neck bit by bit, and finally, he took a bite on his gland.


The movement of his lower body continued, and the sudden intrusion made Lu Jingning tremble as though he received an electric shock. All his desire and pleasure seemed to reach the maximum in this instant.


The overly aggressive pheromones during the Alpha’s estrus period and the sweet and sour scent of the Omega blended together, forming a unique ambiguous smell.


Lu Jingning felt that he was lost in such pleasure and his whole body almost melted into the Alpha’s broad embrace. In the end, he even pushed Wen Xingchen onto the bed again, and sat on him with his legs spread out.


Wen Xingchen watched Omega’s flamboyant yet lustful face rising and falling on his body, unable to take his eyes off for a moment.


Such stubbornness seemed to carry a taste of unwillingness to be outdone, but on the contrary, it carried a different kind of sexy.


The sound of groans and gasps lingered in the air, as their hearts beat faster and faster before their pleasure was pushed to the highest extreme.


Wen Xingchen could feel a hot current gushing out of his body at this moment, like he could explode any moment now.


He hugged Lu Jingning’s waist forcefully, and thrusted up heavily.


Lu Jingning seemed to be aware of something vaguely and some haziness finally flashed between his eyes, only to feel that his body was suddenly completely swept by a wave of warmth. After being filled, an incomparable sense of stimulation and fullness made him convulse uncontrollably. He then collapsed after the excruciating pleasure.


Wen Xingchen, exhausted after the orga-m, gently hugged him into his arms.


Sensing Lu Jingning’s gaze, he slightly smiled: “Don’t worry, I didn’t ejaculate into your uterus.”


If it doesn’t enter the uterus, it means there is no knot.

Hearing this, Lu Jingning seemed to be completely relieved. He rubbed against Wen Xingchen and deepened his embrace very naturally.


He was so tired and wanted to sleep.


The next day…


Lu Jingning sat on the bed, feeling sore and aching as he looked at Wen Xingchen, who was already neatly dressed beside him. Although he had drunk quite a lot last night, some scattered fragments of memories still remained in his mind. At least, he remembered telling Wen Xingchen that he wanted to top him, but the reality upon waking up was that he seemed to be the one who got topped instead.


Lu Jingning felt a bit embarrassed, and his expression unavoidably became solemn. Of course, if he thought further, that wasn’t the point. The main issue was that he went wild while drunk and teased an Alpha who was still in their estrus period. He had actually slept with him again.


What’s the difference between that and taking advantage of an Omega during their heat?


No matter how he looked at it, he felt like a beast!


Lu Jingning prided himself on being straightforward and honest in his actions, so his facial expression was quite changeable at the moment. If Wen Xingchen’s previous assistance had reasons behind it, this time, Lu Jingning had genuinely taken advantage of him.


If this got out, wouldn’t he be no different from a deceptive scumbag?


Wen Xingchen finished dressing and turned around, witnessing Lu Jingning’s fascinating display of changing emotions. He couldn’t help but watch with interest for a while.


Finally, Lu Jingning seemed to calm down and looked up at him, saying with utmost seriousness, “Lao Wen, about what happened yesterday…”


After a moment’s pause, he continued, “I will take responsibility for what happened yesterday!”


Wen Xingchen raised an eyebrow, seemingly not expecting much, “Oh?”


This time, Lu Jingning seemed to have thought it through thoroughly, “I know you don’t like me in that way, and maybe you don’t want me to continue pursuing you. But I believe I have an obligation for what happened yesterday. So, from now on, I’ll earnestly pursue you.”


As if afraid of being interrupted, he quickly added, “Don’t rush to reject me just yet. This is what I’m thinking. If I pursue you, it’s also a way to make up for what happened. It’ll give us some time to get to know each other, and I don’t expect you to accept me right away. If, after some time, you still feel we’re not suitable, don’t be afraid to reject me. Trust me, I won’t let this matter become an obstacle between our friendship. In the end, we’ll still be good comrades fighting side by side, good brothers ready to face difficulties together! I, Lu Jingning, promise not to be any more intrusive than necessary!”


This time, Wen Xingchen was genuinely surprised and couldn’t help but laugh. He didn’t pay much attention to the latter part of what Lu Jingning said; his focus was solely on one point, “Are you sure you want to pursue me?”


“Of course!” Lu Jingning nodded, “So, from today, you’re my second male god!”


Wen Xingchen remained silent for a moment and eventually didn’t dwell on the ranking of “second.” He simply nodded and replied, “Alright, I’ll wait for you to pursue me.”


Lu Jingning felt a slight relief seeing that Wen Xingchen didn’t reject him outright. However, he couldn’t help but recall the scenes from last night, and his face flushed inexplicably.


He had drunk plenty of times before, but he had never behaved like this recently.


Was it because of the times he marked Wen Xingchen or simply because Wen Xingchen’s scent was too alluring?


Now, looking back, he realized that Wen Xingchen last night wasn’t exactly rational either, but how could anyone expect an Alpha in their estrus period to be rational?


He, on the other hand, took things too far and perhaps asked for too much.


Regardless, to make amends in this matter, he had to put his best effort into pursuing Wen Xingchen. Although it might not have a positive outcome in the end, he wanted Wen Xingchen to experience an unparalleled and supreme experience of being pursued by such an outstanding Omega.


After all, he, Lu Jingning, was pursuing someone for the first time in his life!


Just thinking about it made him feel a little excited!


T/N: Hey there! There is plenty more where that came from, so stay tuned! And stay healthy! Straighten your posture, so some stretches and drink some water before continuing hehe~

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