Day: November 13, 2023

Chapter 24 – It’s hard to escape the Omegaverse trope!

Chapter 24

 

Due to filming, Tang Xiyan hadn’t appeared in public for a long time. Fans had been struggling as they could only watch his Weibo posts from a few months ago. This time, when they received news that he was going to participate in a talent show recording, his fans went crazy. Groups of people gathered online to watch the show, one wave after another.

 

Even though they couldn’t actually enter to watch, their enthusiasm didn’t wane. They had prepared banners and signs, and they even booked all the nearby hotel rooms.

 

Because of this overwhelming fan response, Tang Xiyan was invited to be the first guest of the show.

 

To avoid being late the next day, Qu Di took Tang Xiyan home the night before since the recording studio was relatively close.

 

Tang Xiyan hadn’t been home for a long time, but a housekeeper came regularly to keep it clean. The entire house was very neat and tidy, and there were even some fresh fruits in the fridge.

 

As soon as Tang Xiyan returned, he collapsed onto his custom-made sofa. This sofa was designed so that two people could comfortably lie down. It was made for him to relax and play games or listen to music.

 

“My sofa, I’ve missed you so much,” he rubbed his face against it. The soft, large hotel beds couldn’t compare to his sofa.

 

Qu Di took out a few pears, planning to make some pear syrup to soothe Tang Xiyan’s throat for the show the next day.

 

Tang Xiyan heard him busy in the kitchen and asked, “What are you doing?”

 

He was slicing pears, “I’m making some syrup for you. Go take a shower and come down to have some before you sleep.”

 

Tang Xiyan propped himself up and rested his chin on the back of the sofa, gazing at the busy figure in the kitchen.

 

The soft light fell on him, making him look like he was wearing a suit of sunshine. For a moment, Tang Xiyan felt like he understood the meaning of “accompanying a beauty in a peaceful life.”

 

In the future, he should quit his job and just stay at home to take care of him. He shouldn’t have to endure the outside world’s challenges. Even if he had to eat vegetable salad and drink freshly squeezed carrot juice every day, he’d accept it.

 

He didn’t move for a while, and Qu Di turned to see him gazing at him with a silly smile. It seemed like he was lost in thought again. He put down the knife, walked over to him, and leaned in so that their faces were almost touching before Tang Xiyan snapped out of it.

 

“What were you thinking about so deeply?”

 

Qu Di’s warm breath hit his face, warming his skin.

 

“N-Nothing,” Tang Xiyan was startled by him and nearly fell backward. He hurriedly put on his shoes and ran upstairs, saying, “I’m going to take a shower.”

 

“…”

 

Am I that scary? Although Fei-ge said he had to be tough in front of Tang Xiyan, scaring his own artist like this seemed a bit excessive.

 

Tang Xiyan returned to his room and slammed the door shut. If he had been a moment slower, Qu Di would have seen his red ears and sensed the bold pheromones emanating from his body. This Alpha was definitely experiencing emotions.

 

He used his hand to fan himself, trying to cool down. Qu Di always liked to get so close, and he was not resisting at all. Every time, he got embarrassed and flushed, which wasn’t good.

 

Although Qu Di was a Beta, he shouldn’t have any pheromones, but he acted as if he could smell Omega pheromones when he got close, causing his brain to malfunction.

 

“Could he have secretly sprayed some artificial Omega pheromones…?”

 

He thought awkwardly. Actually, if he wanted to attract him, he didn’t need such a thing.

 

His eyes gradually lost focus, and he fell back into his fantasies, not knowing what he was thinking. The room’s pheromone concentration continued to rise, and he swallowed hard, feeling dry in the mouth. Then, he rushed into the bathroom.

 

Qu Di made some syrup and planned to take a shower in his room as well. As he passed by Tang Xiyan’s room, the pheromones leaked from under the door, faint but still noticeable. This meant that the room was filled with pheromones.

 

He shook his head and quickly walked away. This young man was so full of energy.

 

That night, Tang Xiyan, who had opened the door to a new world, had a night full of dreams. In his dreams, Betas with alluring eyes and revealing outfits begged for his help, or they simply threw themselves at him.

 

When he woke up, he looked outside, and the sky was just beginning to brighten. He felt like he had been reborn, not wanting to move, but he had to admit that he felt incredibly comfortable.

 

The sensation under the sheets didn’t need to be mentioned; he was sure the place was a mess. However, he licked his lips, savoring the experience, and after a while, he reluctantly sat up.

 

He needed to change his clothes first; he might as well throw away his underwear. It was too embarrassing.

 

At eight in the morning, both of them arrived at the venue on time. As soon as they got out of the car, fans outside were spirited, chanting slogans. They seemed well-organized, standing not too far away, separated by security and metal barriers. They handed over gifts, which Tang Xiyan accepted and then passed to Qu Di.

 

Tang Xiyan waved at them and said, “Thank you for your support, but it’s hot today, so you should head back to avoid heatstroke.”

 

“Ah ah ah! Look at my baby! Work hard on the show, we’ll always be behind you!”

 

“Yanyan, take good care of yourself, you’ve lost weight!”

 

Tang Xiyan just smiled. It wasn’t up to him; it was his assistant who wanted him to lose weight.

 

“Yanyan, you’re my little puppy!”

 

“Yanyan, even when you’re busy filming, remember to post on Weibo!”

 

Tang Xiyan only smiled and followed the staff inside. They had to pass through a long corridor with pictures of artists and groups who had debuted with Tangyi Records.

 

Naturally, there was a picture of Tang Xiyan, placed in a prominent position. At that time, he still looked quite young, with some unconventional hair highlights, which caught Qu Di’s attention.

 

“How old were you at that time?”

 

“Seventeen.”

 

“You participated in a concert at such a young age?”

 

“It wasn’t a concert; it was a small-scale performance. The scale was not large; a few hundred of my fans came.” He downplayed it, but he was secretly proud. He expected Qu Di to admire him.

 

But he didn’t.

 

It seemed like he didn’t want to inquire further and turned his attention to other photos. He didn’t ask anything until they finished. Tang Xiyan was nearly bursting with the desire to brag about his fan concert, which was followed by his own solo concert, where the tickets sold out instantly, and he won the Best New Artist award!

 

“Xiyan!”

 

Tang Xiyan’s thoughts were interrupted. He looked and saw his older brother. He respectfully  approached him and said, “Supervisor Tang.”

 

Outside, they had this kind of relationship, a harmonious boss-subordinate relationship, which didn’t reveal their true relationship. Tang Xiyan was seen as a successful singer who could earn money for the company and was therefore appreciated by Supervisor Tang.

 

Qu Di saw the man in the suit, impeccably groomed and stern-faced, and was momentarily frozen in place.

 

This man… Wasn’t he the one who was unconscious at the flower shop before? The Alpha who Tang Zhaobai didn’t seem to pay any attention to, and directly walked alongside Tang Xiyan to the dressing room.

 

Qu Di pursed his lips. It seemed like he didn’t recognize him. This person turned out to be the CEO of Tangyi Records… If he didn’t remember, it was fine. It would seem like he was seeking credit if he introduced himself now.

 

As long as the person was okay, he didn’t expect anything in return.

 

He followed them after taking a few steps to the door of the dressing room. Tang Xiyan sat down, propped his feet on the table, and didn’t sit properly.

 

Tang Zhaobai couldn’t stand his behavior and kicked his foot. Tang Xiyan obediently put his feet down. Tang Zhaobai sat across from him and began to explain his request: “I need you to help me with something.”

 

“What!?” Tang Xiyan perked up, exaggerating his surprise to the fullest: “What did you say? I didn’t hear! Speak louder, maybe?”

 

Tang Zhaobai wasn’t indulging him; he slapped his head with his palm, saying, “Did you hear that now?” He raised his hand again, saying, “Or do you need me to open your ears for you?”

 

Tang Xiyan quickly dodged, “I heard, I heard, very clearly. Why are you still so violent? At least I’m a top-tier star now… So, what do you want me to do?”

 

He was curious, as this was the first time his big brother had asked him to do something. He knew that Tang Zhaobai’s sudden appearance in a situation where he shouldn’t be meant something was up.

 

“This time, there’s a girl named Fang Yingying, this is her,” he showed a photo, “We’re going to arrange for her to sit in the front row of the stage. When you’re performing, pretend to slip, and she’ll help you up.”

 

“…” Tang Xiyan was silent for a moment, then said, “Brother, are you asking me to boost her popularity?”

 

Tang Zhaobai didn’t hide it, “Exactly, just make it look natural.”

 

Tang Xiyan moved closer to him and whispered, “Who is she? A relative of ours or some wealthy heiress? Why not just arrange her for a debut directly?”

 

Back in the day, when he debuted, he had to work his way up step by step. This girl was making his big brother come to him, and even making someone of his stature a prop. Even if she was a relative of the Tang family, it shouldn’t be possible.

 

“She doesn’t have a fan base, and the chances of flopping after debut are too high.”

 

It seemed that they had actually considered arranging her debut directly…

 

Tang Xiyan was suspicious, “Is your visit this time all about this Fang-whatever?”

 

Tang Zhaobai gave him a look, “Do you think I came here just to chat with you?”

 

“It’s been almost two months since I last saw you, and you haven’t even called me. I thought you missed me.”

 

“That’s you thinking too much. There’s so much work at the company; I really don’t have time to miss you.”

 

“…”

 

But that wasn’t the main point. He was more interested in that girl, so he didn’t mind his brother hurting his feelings like this.

 

“To be honest, who is that girl? What’s her background to make you personally come to find me?”

 

Tang Zhaobai moved away his gossiping head, “Don’t worry about that. Just remember to follow instructions.”

 

Tang Zhaobai stood up, adjusted his suit jacket, and straightened his tie. He had the appearance of a successful person, and with a stern face, he said, “Remember to maintain the right balance, don’t overdo it, but don’t be too fake either.”

 

“Oh…”

 

His brother was really ruthless, unkind, and unreasonable, and always causing trouble. Poor toolman Tang Xiyan.

 

If you didn’t say, I wouldn’t have gone and asked, right? I’m not that clueless.

 

Qu Di had been waiting outside the door the whole time. Shortly after they entered, he saw the people who had formed groups entering the venue. One of them was clearly Fang Yingying.

 

He was a bit surprised, but seeing so many people, he had no intention of bothering her. However, Fang Yingying saw him and said something to the people around her before hurrying over to him.

 

“Di-di1cutesy way of saying his name?”

 

“Manager, what are you doing here?”

 

Fang Yingying was dressed very simply today, wearing a mint green pleated skirt that complemented her already fair skin. Her outfit was not overly adorned, giving her a fresh and clean appearance. She looked like a young, carefree girl who had just graduated from college.

 

She smiled, appearing to be in a very good mood. “I’m here to participate in the show.”


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Chapter 24 – Most eligible widow-bachelor in the six realms

 Chapter 24

 

Si Lan couldn’t help but be on edge for Jiuying. In front of everyone, he had killed “Bian Rang.” With Bian Rang’s violent temperament, it was likely that he would have torn him apart.

 

However, in the illusion, Jiuying explained to Bian Rang that it was a fake Bian Rang who had thrust the sword. Astonishingly, Bian Rang believed him and didn’t question Jiuying’s actions anymore.

 

Yet, Bian Rang continued to smile, a smile that didn’t reach his eyes.

 

It sent shivers down one’s spine for no apparent reason.

 

Jiuying, with a stiff upper lip, followed Bian Rang, who broke through the illusion by wielding his sword. Then, he struck the enormous insect shell, creating a momentary crack, and a painful scream echoed from above.

 

Jiuying finally realized that this enormous shell was the true form of the illusion beast.

 

The illusion beast turned into a cloud of smoke, frantically trying to escape, but Bian Rang blocked its path. As Bian Rang was about to subdue the illusion beast, Jiuying suddenly cried out.

 

“Save me… Master…”

 

Without much thought, Bian Rang turned back to rescue Jiuying. But as he embraced Jiuying, something felt off. This wasn’t Jiuying; it was an illusion.

 

At this moment, a long sword thrust into Bian Rang’s abdomen from behind.

 

Bian Rang groaned and, on impulse, pulled the sword out from his front, then turned to see who had stabbed him. However, he entered into the next illusion.

 

Bian Rang found himself in a grand hall, with numerous wine bottles in front of him. He seemed to have consumed a significant amount of alcohol, reeking of it, and possibly it had affected his body as his abdomen throbbed with pain.

 

His memory had briefly disappeared, but he recalled that he had been drinking with Jiuying that night in the Ninth Heaven.

 

But where was Jiuying?

 

“Jiuying…” Bian Rang stood up and called out Jiuying’s name. His vision was blurred, but he faintly saw a dark figure approaching him. Unable to resist, he reached out and touched the figure’s cheek. “Where did you go?”

 

“Master, I’ve been here the whole time.” Jiuying hadn’t expected that when Bian Rang was trapped in the illusion, he would dream about the night they had spent drinking.

 

He wondered what was so memorable about that night?

 

The illusion magnified people’s desires, making them feel their innermost impulses more intensely.

 

Bian Rang moved closer to Jiuying, his fingers tracing Jiuying’s face, and he whispered, “Jiuying, I want…”

 

To have you.

 

Jiuying felt Bian Rang’s desire, and his body tensed instantly. Although they had never gone all the way, he knew that every time Bian Rang got close to him, his breath became fiery and unnerving.

 

But all Jiuying thought about was how to kill him.

 

Unfortunately, that one sword hadn’t killed him, just distracted him momentarily into the illusion.

 

However, it had provided enough time for the illusion beast to escape.

 

At this moment, Bian Rang was focused on touching Jiuying’s face, feeling every inch of him. His fingers moved lower, and his heart raced.

 

He had never imagined that, after ten thousand years of existence, he would experience such a rapid heartbeat. He was created by the Heavenly Dao to maintain the order in the Mortal Realm, a cold and desireless weapon.

 

Bian Rang had no plan, but his only thought was to possess Jiuying.

 

Jiuying was the first person he had genuinely liked in the Six Realms.

 

Jiuying held Bian Rang’s increasingly unrestrained hand. He thought that the illusion beast had fled far enough, so he decided to break the illusion. But when he looked into Bian Rang’s wet eyes, Jiuying suddenly changed his mind.

 

In recent days, the wild desire in Bian Rang’s heart had always revolved around him, making him restless and fearful.

 

Now, he wanted to take advantage of Bian Rang being trapped in the illusion to destroy this beast himself.

 

He suddenly pressed Bian Rang back onto the table, causing Bian Rang discomfort. Lips quivering, he said, “Master, you’ve always wanted to have me, haven’t you? Now, like this, you have me…” Jiuying was speaking near his ear, as if he had remembered something, and then he gritted his teeth. “I may not be as strong as you, but I am of the serpent clan.”

 

Bian Rang groaned, feeling the pain in his chest intensify, along with another place that hurt even more. It was as if something had been forcibly ripped open, and then sharp blades plunged into his organs.

 

He couldn’t move, couldn’t enjoy any love, only the frenzy of plunder.

 

“Pain…”

 

At this moment, Jiuying somewhat enjoyed the feeling of violence.

 

Corrupting the Son of the Heavenly Dao, who was supposed to be lofty and virtuous, was truly addictive.

 

He suddenly understood why Bian Rang liked watching beasts fight. It was because having absolute control over others’ life and death, easily determining the fate of others, was truly addictive.

 

When Jiuying pinned Bian Rang to the table, Siren had already covered Haowei’s eyes and cast a spell to bring Haowei out of the illusion.

 

He hadn’t expected to witness such an exciting scene…

 

This Jiuying, young in age but not in heart.

 

Thinking of Bian Rang’s agonizing cries, Siren’s heart trembled for a moment, and, at this moment, he unexpectedly felt a little sorry for this ruthless tyrant who killed without hesitation.

 

“I hope that when Bian Rang wakes up, he won’t kill Jiuying.” Siren murmured softly.

 

Although Bian Rang appeared to have an unusual tolerance and affection for Jiuying, there was no guarantee that this tyrant wouldn’t go mad and kill someone after being humiliated.

 

“Is it almost time for Jiuying to kill Bian Rang?” Siren lowered his gaze and looked at Haowei.

 

“Yes,” Haowei responded expressionlessly.

 

Haowei remembered reading ancient records about the gods when he was young. It mentioned the true forms of the Heavenly Dao’s three sons.

 

Junli was the spring breeze, Fanyu was the autumn rain, and Bian Rang was the winter frost.

 

The three of them had no gender distinctions.

 

Thinking of this, a bizarre thought quietly arose in Haowei’s mind.

As they were conversing, they noticed the illusion had disappeared. Jiuying carried the unconscious Bian Rang and used magic to leave.

 

The sword in Bian Rang’s body quickly healed on its own, but he remained in a state of unconsciousness. His delicate and beautiful face looked as if he had been crying, invoking a sense of pity.

 

Jiuying was about to leave after setting him down, but then he remembered something and cleaned up Bian Rang.

 

“I’ve been conscientious enough,” Jiuying said.

 

The next day, when Bian Rang woke up, he felt pain all over. On instinct, he lifted the bedsheet to see his condition, and his face changed as he realized what had happened in the illusion had flooded into his mind.

 

Jiuying’s dominance, Jiuying’s tyranny, Jiuying’s possession…

 

Each scene impacted his heart.

 

His face turned red and green with anger, and he clenched his fists.

 

How could Jiuying treat him like that in the illusion while he was injured? Just as he was about to get out of bed, a sharp pain shot up from his tailbone and exploded in his mind. He couldn’t help but groan.

 

This subordinate Jiuying, didn’t even use magic to heal him after humiliating him like this?

 

Did he dare act so freely just because he knew Bian Rang doted on him?

 

But Bian Rang didn’t know that Jiuying had deliberately made him feel pain to remember this humiliation.

 

Bian Rang used magic to heal his injuries, but his complexion remained pale. He had never been this disheveled in his entire life. He intended to go out and hold Jiuying accountable when he saw Jiuying entering with a bowl.

 

Jiuying seemed to think he had done nothing wrong. When he saw Bian Rang, his expression changed, “Master, you’re awake. I’ve made porridge for you to nourish your body.”

 

Bian Rang pushed the bowl away and said coldly, “Jiuying, your audacity grows day by day.”

 

“Master, didn’t you say… that you wanted me?” Jiuying also noticed his growing audacity and surprisingly felt no fear at the moment.

 

Bian Rang feigned a smile and said, “You know very well that’s not what I meant!”

 

“Master, I also want you very much.”

 

After Jiuying finished speaking, he put down the bowl, raised his head, and looked at Bian Rang with a determined gaze.

 

Bian Rang couldn’t find the words, but he met Jiuying’s gaze. However, his ears turned slightly red, showing a touch of self-mockery and sadness.

 

In the illusion, he remembered that when he was in too much pain, Jiuying had kissed him and looked at him with such eyes.

 

Bian Rang’s heart raced, but he pretended to be calm. He attempted to raise his hand to hit Jiuying, but Jiuying grabbed his hand and kissed his fingers one by one.

 

The gentle touch widened Bian Rang’s eyes, and Jiuying intentionally bit Bian Rang’s fingertip with force. Bian Rang couldn’t help but utter a sound, then realized the awkwardness and quickly closed his mouth.

 

Seeing Bian Rang’s reaction, Jiuying’s actions became less frantic than the day before.

 

“Jiuying, you…” Bian Rang’s words were interrupted by a hum.

 

After a long time, everything returned to calm.

 

Jiuying lay on the bed, looking up at the empty hall. He had a somewhat ridiculous thought: what if Bian Rang weren’t so cruel, just an ordinary monster? That would be nice.

 

“Jiuying…”

 

“Yes?”

 

“Never mind.”

 

“…”

 

“Jiuying… Jiuying…”

 

“I’m here, Master. What’s wrong?”

 

“Never mind.”

 

“…”

 

Jiuying ignored Bian Rang’s calls, pretending not to hear, and closed his eyes, soon falling asleep.

 

Bian Rang, on the other hand, couldn’t sleep. He lay there, looking at Jiuying, murmuring his name.

 

He didn’t know how much longer he could be with Jiuying like this. The Holy Punishment of the Heavenly Dao was slowly affecting his body… that’s why he fell into the illusion created by the Illusion Beast.

 

As for the person who had stabbed him from behind…

 

Bian Rang looked at Jiuying and smiled, a somewhat self-deprecating and melancholic smile.

 

He put on his robe, walked outside the hall, and gazed silently at the crescent moon in the sky.

 

The night in the Ninth Heaven was unusually cold, and solitude enveloped his figure tightly.

 

He felt like a person torn apart, out of place in this world.

 

Why did the Heavenly Dao create him, only to destroy him?

 

What was the purpose of his existence?

 

He didn’t know, but he did know that, in the midst of bloody slaughter, his blood would tremble, and his heart would beat, and the meaning of life seemed to be just that.

 

“Master…”

 

Suddenly, he heard Jiuying’s voice from behind.

 

Bian Rang turned around, thinking Jiuying had woken up, but he realized Jiuying was still dreaming.

 

Bian Rang lay down next to Jiuying and gently touched the smile at the corner of Jiuying’s mouth, which seemed to be a pleasant dream.

 

In this world, there would be moments when people called his name with a smile, not out of fear.

 

Since killing him was what he sought, he would fulfill Jiuying.

 

Perhaps the strong obsession before going to sleep had led Jiuying to dream. In the dream, Bian Rang was not the Son of the Heavenly Dao but merely his husband. They were living a peaceful and leisurely life in the Great Wilderness.

 

However, this beautiful dream was interrupted by a voice in his mind.

 

Jiuying abruptly woke up from his dream, seeing that Bian Rang was sleeping beside him. He held his breath and entered his spiritual consciousness, communicating with Xumo.

 

Siren and Haowei couldn’t hear Jiuying’s conversation in his spiritual consciousness. They only saw Jiuying conjure a black sword out of thin air. The sword had a cloud pattern on the blade, shimmering with a golden dark light, and it appeared extraordinarily sharp.

 

This sword was forged from the last bone joint of the Heavenly Dao’s little finger.

 

“This last bone joint may not be as powerful as the Heavenly Dao’s true form, so it can’t annihilate Bian Rang’s soul. But at least it can kill him.”

 

Jiuying breathed a sigh of relief when he heard Xumo’s words about not annihilating Bian Rang’s soul.

 

Actually, killing Bian Rang in this lifetime would be enough.

In the next life, Bian Rang might not have such a cruel temperament, and his cultivation might not be as fearsome.

 

“Hmm,” Jiuying replied.

 

Withdrawing from his spiritual consciousness, Jiuying saw Bian Rang tilting his head, as if he was about to wake up. Quickly, he concealed the sword he held in his hand.

 

Bian Rang didn’t wake up, just shifted into a different sleeping position.

 

However, Jiuying couldn’t sleep anymore and lay on the bed with a troubled expression.

 

Si Lan saw all of Jiuying’s anxiety and unease and felt a sense of pity for him. Young Jiuying, who had once detested the cruelty and violence of Bian Rang, had eventually become someone like Bian Rang, cruel and slaughtering the Snake Tribe.

 

In this world, people were still unaware that divine retribution had already descended. The Nine-Headed Snake Tribe hadn’t produced a newborn in ten years, and no pure, superior bloodline had been born within a hundred years. This wasn’t because Bian Rang had abducted the Snake Tribe’s strong men, preventing them from giving birth to pure bloodlines, but because of divine retribution.

 

After the Heavenly Dao created the human realm, it didn’t allow for too much power to exist. Even the Heavenly Dao’s three sons had to make way for humans, let alone the various demon races.

 

From this perspective, it seemed that ordinary humans were the true sons of the Heavenly Dao.

 

It was unclear if Jiuying hadn’t found the right opportunity or couldn’t bear to kill Bian Rang, but for the next month, Jiuying and Bian Rang spent peaceful and serene days together.

 

Perhaps even immortals couldn’t resist temptation. Bian Rang, who had indulged in worldly pleasures, found that such activities were more interesting than watching arena battles. He often pestered Jiuying.

 

The two spent day and night in their chambers, as if it were a never-ending carnival before doomsday.

 

The weakening of Bian Rang’s cultivation was noticed throughout Zhonghuang. His control over Zhonghuang was no longer as strong as before. The barriers he had established were no longer as secure, and the curses he had cast showed signs of loosening. All of these signs indicated that his body was in trouble.

 

During this time, Xumo approached Jiuying again, urging him to kill Bian Rang as soon as possible, to avoid more trouble.

 

So, when Jiuying accompanied Bian Rang to capture the fierce Yao in Manghuang, he had already secretly collaborated with the fierce Yao, setting a trap to lure Bian Rang in.

 

Bian Rang seemed oblivious and reassured Jiuying, “That fierce Yao is extremely brutal. Stay close to me and don’t wander.”

 

Jiuying smiled and asked, “Is there a Yao more brutal than you?”

 

Bian Rang cast a sidelong glance at him with an amused expression in his peach blossom eyes. Jiuying looked at him quietly, his expression hidden by tension. He couldn’t let Bian Rang sense his uncontrolled emotions.

 

Eventually, Bian Rang agreed to take Jiuying along. When they arrived in Manghuang, several eagle demons circled above. Their strange calls filled the air.

 

Bian Rang transformed his sword, and in an instant, sword energy cut through all the eagle demons.

 

“Bian Rang!”

 

An angry roar suddenly echoed from above. The white cloud in the sky changed shape and formed into a snow-white eagle demon, diving down from above, screeching as it tried to devour Bian Rang.

 

Bian Rang quickly pushed Jiuying away and used his sword to block the attack. The eagle demon had massive wings that could easily cause chaos. The dust filled the air, and everything around was engulfed in a sandstorm, obscuring their vision.

 

Bian Rang closed his eyes and relied on his senses to locate the white eagle demon. However, just as the attack was about to land, Jiuying’s cry for help echoed in the distance.

 

“Master… Master… Save me…”

 

Bian Rang suddenly opened his eyes and narrowly avoided the sandstorm. He realized that he wasn’t surrounded by sand; it was an illusion.

 

The illusion wasn’t created by the white eagle demon and Jiuying. It was set up beforehand, and perhaps Xumo was involved.

 

Maybe even Jiuying was part of it.

 

Jiuying stood in mid-air, silently watching as Bian Rang was trapped in the illusion.

 

Bian Rang, who cared so much about his appearance that he didn’t even want to be exposed to the sun, had a bleeding cut on his face.

 

Bleeding profusely, he continued to wield his sword, breaking through one illusion after another.

 

“Save me… Ah… Master…”

 

The false voice created by the illusion continued to torment Bian Rang, and he felt anxious. He couldn’t afford to take the risk. What if something really happened to Jiuying?

 

He didn’t hesitate to break through the illusion, even at the cost of losing three levels of cultivation. But as he escaped from the illusion, a longsword pierced his heart from behind.

 

In an instant, he felt a sharp pain in his heart, and when he tried to use his cultivation to heal, he found that he couldn’t channel his spiritual energy.

 

The sword that struck him was no ordinary weapon; it was the Heavenly Dao…

 

This time, he managed to turn around and saw the person who had stabbed him.

 

It was Jiuying.

 

He didn’t feel shock but smiled at Jiuying, “As long as you’re safe…”

 

Hearing these words, Jiuying couldn’t hold back his emotions any longer. He let go of Bian Rang, and with tears in his eyes, he said, “Why pretend, Bian Rang? You, a cruel and heartless person, don’t understand feelings at all!”

 

Bian Rang fell backward to the ground, his eyes gradually losing focus, his lips moved as if he wanted to say something, but he suddenly spat out blood.

 

Jiuying instinctively rushed to his side, wanting to say something but unable to find the words. He looked at his pale and transparent face, his eyes reddening.

 

He was going to die.

 

Everything was coming to an end.

 

Bian Rang reached out to him, his fingers covered in blood, holding a bloodstained bead in his palm.

 

“It…” Jiuying took the vermilion bead and said fiercely, “What are you pretending to be sentimental at this moment? I don’t want this broken bead!”

 

He extended his hand, squeezed the bead forcefully, and, in front of Bian Rang, crushed it into powder, scattering it on the ground.

 

“You… cough…”

 

Bian Rang, seeing the bead turning to dust, seemed unable to hold on any longer. He coughed up blood, and his body quickly turned transparent, his bones and flesh becoming transparent starlight.

 

It was only then that Jiuying realized something was wrong. It appeared that Bian Rang wasn’t just dying; his soul seemed to be disintegrating.

 

How could this happen? Weren’t the instructions clear that the bone would only kill him?

 

“Bian Rang… Why is it like this? I didn’t intend to kill you completely…” Jiuying had removed the seal and enchantment that Xumo placed on the short sword, hoping that Bian Rang’s death in this life would be a form of redemption, not to deny him rebirth.

 

“Bian Rang… Bian Rang…”

 

Bian Rang closed his eyes and was unable to speak. He used the last bit of his spiritual power to convey a message to Jiuying, “Jiuying, I’m fine. Even if my soul disintegrates, I will fall back into the cycle of reincarnation.”

 

“When the North River’s snow melts, I shall return.”

 

After saying these words, Bian Rang’s body completely turned to dust and vanished in the wind.

 

Jiuying stood there in shock, with an intact bead in his palm.

 

In the sky above Zhonghuang, all the invisible enchantments and curses placed by Bian Rang disappeared. Countless demons and creatures rejoiced, knowing that Bian Rang had died.

 

Zhonghuang was free!

 

They would no longer be controlled by the demon!

 

Si Lan finally understood why Jiuying helped Louyu; it was because they both killed the people who loved them but later realized they loved each other in this lifetime. Si Lan couldn’t help but sigh at the complexity of their situation.

 

Si Lan flew to Jiuying, intending to examine the blood bead, but Jiuying concealed it in his chest.

 

Behind them, Xumo appeared out of nowhere, his eyes gleaming with delight. “Jiuying, is he really dead?”

 

Jiuying, with a fake bloody bead, handed it to Xumo after ensuring it was without issue.

 

Xumo carefully inspected it and, upon confirming it was genuine, breathed a sigh of relief. “This child of Heaven’s Dao might have a unique rebirth. I thought he gave you a rebirth bead.”

 

Jiuying’s eyes twitched slightly. “A rebirth bead?”

 

“Yes, when an immortal is near death, they condense their soul into a rebirth bead. After a thousand years, the rebirth bead will reform and start a new cultivation.”

 

Jiuying’s chest heaved at these words but he said nothing more.

 

Si Lan was puzzled and asked, “A rebirth bead?”

 

“That’s not a rebirth bead,” said Haowei succinctly.

 

“What is it then?”

 

Just as Haowei was about to answer, the scene before them suddenly changed. The sky darkened abruptly, and rolling dark clouds filled the atmosphere, accompanied by mournful thunder. In the next instant, from the sky, enormous rocks fell, not as raindrops but as massive stones.

 

These stones seemed to have life and descended furiously, smashing into the ground. Those demons and creatures that couldn’t dodge in time let out desperate roars.

 

“Ah…”

 

Accompanying the falling stones was black rain. Wherever the raindrops landed, everything turned into black sludge.

 

“It’s divine retribution! This is divine retribution!”

 

“We killed the child of Heaven’s Dao! Heaven’s Dao is angry!”

 

“Help… Help… My child… Don’t harm my child!”

 

In an instant, the entire Zhonghuang was enveloped in a cacophony of despair.

 

Xumo and others hadn’t even had time to savor their victory before they were forced to immediately deploy their formations to withstand Heaven’s punishment.

 

“Return to the Nine-Headed Snake Tribe!”

 

“Leader, please save us!”

 

“Now Heaven’s Dao is punishing us! We’re all going to die!”

 

“Who killed the child of Heaven’s Dao?”

 

Xumo instinctively looked at Jiuying. Jiuying, his face pale, was about to explain but was interrupted by the cacophony of accusations.

 

“Jiuying, how could you have killed the child of Heaven’s Dao?”

 

“You completely disregarded the tribe by doing this!”

 

“Jiuying, return my child… Return my child…”

 

Jiuying never expected things to turn out this way. He thought that killing Bian Rang would make the world better, but instead, it had turned into a living hell.

 

He was being treated as the scapegoat and pushed forward to atone for the sins of others.

 

The same people who had sent him to kill Bian Rang were now avoiding his gaze and coldly telling him that if he could die to appease Heaven’s anger, they would accept it.

 

Jiuying’s heart was filled with a sense of irony and absurdity. He had led a miserable life, and the one person who genuinely loved him in this world, he had killed.

 

But he couldn’t die now. He had to resurrect Bian Rang.

 

Jiuying attempted to use his magic to escape, but before he could move, Xumo grabbed him.

 

“Jiuying, sacrifice yourself to save all of Zhonghuang.”

 

“Why is the responsibility of saving Zhonghuang falling on me again? What has Zhonghuang ever done for me? Let go…”

 

He roared and reverted to his true form, revealing his nine heads and eighteen eyes, glaring fiercely at the others.

 

“Sorry, Jiuying,” said Xumo.

Xumo and several elders joined forces, using a spell to pin Jiuying’s body in place.

 

“He made the soul of Heaven’s Dao’s child disintegrate. Killing him might not be enough to appease the wrath of Heaven’s Dao. We must cut off his nine heads, seal them in the Jiyin Bagua Formation, and offer them as a sacrifice to Heaven’s Dao. Only this way can Heaven’s Dao see our determination to make amends.”

 

“Very well.”

 

“Chief, please hurry. My child has only one head left!”

 

In the illusion, Jiuying gave up struggling, smiling as he watched his body being severed, and his physical form being annihilated by the formation. His heads were cut off and sealed within the Jiyin Bagua Formation.

 

However, when the last head was being sealed, Jiuying shouted to the sky, “If I break out of this seal, I will rebuild my body with the blood of the entire tribe.”

 

 

Long before the Nine-Headed Snake Tribe began cutting Jiuying’s body, Si Lan couldn’t bear to watch any longer and covered Haowei’s eyes.

 

The few lines in the history books concealed the countless lives and bloodshed. Witnessing this series of tragedies that occurred ten thousand years ago in person filled him with a different kind of emotion.

 

“People in Zhonghuang probably haven’t realized that the real culprit manipulating their fate and toying with their lives isn’t Bian Rang but Heaven’s Dao.”

 

To maintain the balance of the Six Realms, Heaven’s Dao had long wanted to weaken the major demons. Now that they had killed Bian Rang, it provided the perfect excuse for Heaven’s retribution.

 

In fact, even if they hadn’t killed Bian Rang, he wouldn’t have lived much longer.

 

The demise of Heaven’s Dao’s three sons was inevitable. Three years after the Truth Practice, another ten years, and Fanyu, another son of Heaven’s Dao, perished as he rebelled against Heaven’s Dao, leading to the disintegration of his soul.

 

Thirty years after the Truth Practice, Junli, the only son of Heaven’s Dao to die less tragically and be able to reincarnate, also met his fate.

 

As Si Lan watched Jiuying being killed, he noticed that Jiuying had hidden the bead in his mouth just before his head was sealed within the formation.

 

He was about to search for it when a shadow suddenly appeared out of thin air. The shadow walked straight to one of Jiuying’s severed heads and, with a gesture, made the red bead float in the air, passing right before Si Lan’s eyes.

 

Only up close did he see that the bead was indeed as Jiuying had described, translucent with specks of bloodstains. But what Jiuying hadn’t mentioned was that the blood-red gem also bore a cloud-like pattern on its surface.

 

The same cloud pattern adorned Si Lan’s own true form—his blood gem. However, the size of the true gem was much larger, and the small bloodstains had congregated at the lower right corner, resembling an embryo.

 

Thus, Si Lan had never connected the bead Jiuying was searching for with Xielin!

 

At this moment, the shadow turned around, revealing a refined and handsome face. Si Lan looked into his eyes and saw that they were blue.

 

These were the characteristic eyes of Fanyu, Heaven’s Dao’s son!

 

Si Lan was amazed and excited but tugged at Haowei’s sleeve, urging him to look at Fanyu.

 

Haowei, in turn, pulled at Si Lan’s sleeve and gestured for him to look behind.

 

Si Lan turned around and saw that someone had appeared behind them. This person was wearing a white robe and a hat.

 

Although their face was partially obscured by the hat’s brim, their graceful figure and unparalleled beauty couldn’t be hidden.

 

Si Lan’s heart suddenly raced, overwhelmed with excitement, to the point that he didn’t even notice how tightly he was gripping Haowei’s hand.

 

This person was Junli!

 

He was the idol Si Lan had admired for over a thousand years!

 

He had never imagined that one day he would cross ten thousand years and achieve success in his star-chasing journey.

 

“Bian Rang is really a fool,” Fanyu suddenly said coldly, reaching out to Si Lan and lifting the blood gem. “Look.”

 

Emerging from the shadows, Junli took off his hat.

 

As his face was fully revealed, Si Lan’s expression suddenly crumbled, a mix of surprise and horror. It wasn’t because Junli was ugly or strange; it was because Junli looked exactly like him!


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Chapter 99 – Who Says Omegas Can’t be as Explosive as Alphas

Chapter 99

 

Bai Chen hadn’t seen blood in a long time. The last time he was injured was under the lash of a senior officer. He wasn’t one to deny his failures, but this time, his opponent was the human he despised so much, making his displeasure reach its peak.

 

At the same time, the scent of blood in the air seemed to excite every cell in Bai Chen’s body. Wen Xingchen noticed the change in Bai Chen’s expression but remained calm.

 

Although he usually avoided getting involved in too much trouble, that didn’t mean he would hold back when it was time to act. At this moment, he could clearly sense the hostility emanating from Bai Chen.

 

One could say it was quite a coincidence that he found this “bug” equally distasteful. Following their friend Ah Ning’s style, when something didn’t sit right, you just had to deal with it.

 

Even Wen Xingchen, who was quite skilled himself, had to admit that Bai Chen possessed remarkable strength. It was unclear where he stood among the Bug Clan, but he was undoubtedly one of the top figures in the entire Imperial Navy.

 

After the recent setback, Bai Chen’s swordsmanship didn’t wane but became even more fierce. The powerful energy emanating from his energy body created an almost impenetrable wind barrier around Wen Xingchen, like an invisible cage, keeping him firmly trapped.

 

However, despite the apparent pressure, Wen Xingchen’s composure remained intact. Both the live audience and those watching remotely had lost track of the precise movements of Wen Xingchen’s steps, only witnessing his clothes fluttering in the wind as Bai Chen’s attacks appeared vicious but failed to land.

 

In Bai Chen’s verdant eyes, a murderous intent began to surface as the frustration of not gaining the upper hand for a long time exceeded his expectations. Watching Wen Xingchen, his eyes widened in anger, which was clearly visible on the live broadcast.

 

Lu Jingning squinted his eyes and sighed lightly, “As expected, Brother Wen’s extraordinary beauty never fails to captivate my heart.”

 

Yan Hebin exchanged glances, speechless.

 

Fortunately, Bai Chen couldn’t hear this conversation inside the arena, or he might have been so infuriated that he’d collapse right there.

 

Nevertheless, even though the situation in the arena seemed precarious, Lu Jingning’s relaxed attitude acted like a stabilizing agent, easing the tension in Yan Hebin’s hearts.

 

In the blink of an eye, Bai Chen’s attacks became even more forceful, leaving no room for Wen Xingchen to catch his breath. Wen Xingchen had been evading for a while, and as he noticed Bai Chen losing control of his emotions, a trace of understanding smile flickered in his eyes.

 

Disorder in one’s tactics indicated that it was almost time.

 

Seeing Bai Chen’s sword closing in once again, Wen Xingchen unexpectedly condensed the energy of pheromones beneath his feet and made an unanticipated move.

 

Bai Chen saw a flash in front of him as the figure he had surrounded with his sword energy disappeared from his sight.

 

Instinctively sensing danger, he swung his sword behind him with all his might.

 

Two long swords collided with a resounding clang, echoing throughout every corner of the arena.

 

Bai Chen’s reaction wasn’t due to him predicting Wen Xingchen’s move but was purely a result of combat experience accumulated through rigorous training.

 

Despite being on high alert, his body’s movements were unavoidably slow for a moment.

 

In that brief instant, Bai Chen was struck with several consecutive blows.

 

Bai Chen was forced to retreat step by step, trying to find an opportunity to turn the tide, but his efforts were in vain.

 

Unbeknownst to him, his clothes had been torn apart by the sword energy, and blue blood was dripping onto the arena like spilled ink, a horrifying sight.

 

It wasn’t until Bai Chen could no longer hold on and fell to the ground that his expression was filled with disbelief.

 

It had been a long time since he had been in such a sorry state.

 

Even his partially translucent wings, indicative of his insect-like transformation, had been severed by a single strike and hung lifelessly.

 

However, what Bai Chen found most unacceptable was that he had been defeated in the very swordsmanship he had always been proud of.

 

The referee hesitated for a moment and then announced the result of the match.

 

Bai Chen remained in the same kneeling position, and a shadow loomed over him, looking down at him intently.

 

Bai Chen tried to say something but found his throat incredibly dry when his lips curled coldly. He coughed violently, feeling a tingling numbness throughout his body.

 

At this point in the match, the live broadcast had already switched to commentary and began analyzing the events of the match.

 

After the on-site cameras were completely turned off, Wen Xingchen didn’t exit the holographic map. Instead, he had one last thing to say to Bai Chen: “Lu Jingning isn’t someone you can covet. I hope you remember that.”

 

Bai Chen heard a strong warning in Wen Xingchen’s calm tone. His verdant eyes flickered, and as the figure in front of him gradually disappeared, he revealed a near-obsessive and resentful expression. “Hiss… Humans… I won’t just leave it at this!”

 

 

When Wen Xingchen emerged from the arena, he received a warm hug from Lu Jingning. In high spirits, Lu Jingning even hung on his neck and spun around, almost taking off.

 

According to the rules, after losing, Bai Chen would be disqualified from the upcoming matches. This meant that while he might not witness who would ultimately become the total champion of the tournament, at least the Bug Clan had completely withdrawn from the competition, and he didn’t have to face them anymore.

 

“Wen Ge, since I’ve known you, today is undoubtedly the most handsome day for you! Don’t blame the Omegas; even I can’t resist cheering for you!” Lu Jingning was overjoyed, turning into a rainbow fart with one set of compliments after another, almost wishing to film Wen Xingchen from head to toe, “Your swordsmanship, when did you learn that? If you have time, teach me too. You can show off your skills with our old Lu later. I guarantee you’ll be welcomed with open arms! Honestly, you are the most handsome and invincible Alpha I’ve ever seen! Come on, let me admire your heroic figure once more, so my dreams at night can also be filled with your unparalleled beauty!”

 

Yan and Bin: “…”

 

They couldn’t bear to listen anymore.

 

Wen Xingchen was truly blown away by the flattery. He had intended to keep up appearances, but in the end, he couldn’t resist and asked, “Who taught you all this?”

 

Lu Jingning tilted his head and said, “Do you really need to learn such heartfelt praise? I’m self-taught!”

 

Wen Xingchen replied, “Well, you’re really good at it.”

 

Lu Jingning modestly waved his hand, “You’re too kind.”

 

After gazing at him for a while, Wen Xingchen suddenly leaned in and said, “Since you’re so good with your mouth, do you mind if I taste it?”

 

This was the first time Lu Jingning had heard someone request a kiss so innocently. But today, he was in a great mood. He swung his arm and pulled Wen Xingchen’s shoulder, embracing him tightly, and then planted a passionate kiss on him.

 

The camera happened to focus on them, and the audience fell into momentary silence, then erupted with screams and cheers that threatened to bring down the roof.

 

“Ah, ah, ah, the Xing-Jing couple is serving some sugar online!”

 

“Lu Ge, do you remember you’re an Omega? How can you be so aggressive!”

 

“Darn, there’s absolutely no sense of incongruity!”

 

“ASDF! I’m suffocating! ASDF I’m reviving!”

 

“In front of such a huge audience, ah, ah, what kind of beautiful love is this?”

 

“Wow, is this the legendary kiss of victory?”

 

Wen Xingchen got the kiss he wanted, and after releasing it, he still couldn’t resist gently caressing the lingering sweetness at the corner of his lips. If the surroundings weren’t so noisy, he would have been very willing to take things further.

 

 

The morning matches were over, and while some were happy, others were disappointed, the fans of a certain couple were in a festive mood, their bellies filled with dog food as if it were a holiday.

 

After the event, they returned to the resting area for an afternoon nap, preparing to continue their support for Lu Ge, who had exploded with popularity.

 

On the official forum of the Tournament, many new posts had appeared regarding the morning’s matches. Among them were a detailed review of Wen Xingchen’s match with Bai Chen and match predictions for Lu Jingning’s duel with Lan Yuanzhou. One post even set up a betting pool, drawing a considerable number of onlookers.

 

Undeniably, Lu Jingning had accumulated quite a fanbase during the tournament. But Lan Yuanzhou had also been active in the Tournament for many years, and with this new post, supporters on both sides engaged in direct arguments.

 

—”Tsk, you couple fans, wake up! It’s not a talent show, and our Zhou Zhou is undoubtedly stronger in terms of combat power.”

 

—”Don’t be too presumptuous, you upstairs! Haven’t you seen Wen Xingchen’s match? The Xing-Jing couple never fails!”

 

—”Give it up, Wen Xingchen is Wen Xingchen, and Lu Jingning is Lu Jingning. An Omega who made it this far is already impressive, but it’s not a team battle, and the ring is different.”

 

—”A wise man speaks plainly; I also think Lan Yuanzhou can win.”

 

—”Just passing through this forum from the Imperial Navy. Can only smile and remain silent about the comments above, hehe.”

 

—”For those who continue to serve the Imperial Navy, you people really don’t understand the fear of being dominated by the light of Omega.”

 

—”Seems like there’s some juicy gossip? Spill the tea!”

 

In a hotel room, a figure was sitting on the couch. Lan Yuanzhou was reading through the comments in the forum, but he had a troubled expression, unlike the others who were high-spirited.

 

While he knew that he would eventually clash with Lu Jingning, he hadn’t expected that day to come so soon.

 

Lan Yuanzhou wasn’t someone who liked to avoid battles, and he wasn’t someone who couldn’t accept defeat. He would go all out as long as there was a slim chance, even if his opponent was formidable. However, facing Lu Jingning seemed to extinguish all hope from his life.

 

Whenever he thought of his body’s soft response when he first encountered Lu Jingning’s fragrance, he couldn’t help but feel like going offline.

 

So, how should he approach the match in the afternoon? Should he kneel before the entire audience?

 

He was a bounty hunter and an interstellar idol. In fact, a tournament of this scale was just one of his many performance venues. He couldn’t afford to lose his idol image, no matter what.

 

His head could be severed, his blood could flow, but he couldn’t lose his idol facade!

 

In any case, there was no way he would kneel in the arena, not in this lifetime.

 

However, it was difficult for him to ask Lu Jingning not to use pheromones during the match.

 

Lan Yuanzhou sat still for the entire morning, engaging in intense mental struggle, but ultimately decided to maintain his dignity.

 

He took out his communicator and called his agent, “Hey, hello? Yes, it’s me. Can you help me arrange something?”

 

 

In the afternoon, Lu Jingning, waiting for the match to begin, received a notification from the tournament committee. Due to Lan Yuanzhou’s withdrawal, he would win by default.

 

At the same time, several interstellar media outlets simultaneously released a statement expressing regret that the idol Lan Yuanzhou’s distant brother had suddenly developed an acute Flurnaz[/mfn]Some fictional disease lmao[/mfn] Syndrome and had been urgently hospitalized. Heartbroken by the bond of brotherhood, Lan Yuanzhou had no choice but to make the painful decision to withdraw from the current Tournament. He was currently on his way back to his hometown, hoping for the best.

 

Lu Jingning looked at the entire report that was full of absurd excuses and almost burst into a fit of rage on the spot.

 

What kind of idiotic excuse is this? Can’t they think of something more sensible? They even came up with this method. In terms of shamelessness, even I’m beat!


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Chapter 84 – All men are no good

Chapter 84- All men are no good

 

Jian Luo hadn’t expected him to ask that. 

 

But the adjutant seemed prepared to doggedly pursue this question, his gaze fixed on Jian Luo without a moment’s wavering, as if he were demanding an answer for himself.

 

Jian Luo paused for just two seconds before smiling. “I definitely like him.”

 

The adjutant’s hand involuntarily clenched.

 

Jian Luo straightened in his seat, completely composed in front of the adjutant. He spoke slowly and deliberately, “He’s the father of my child. Why would I dislike him?”

 

The adjutant set down the information tablet he held and asked, “Aren’t you humans all about love?”

 

Jian Luo raised an eyebrow. “Does the honorable adjutant also stoop to understanding human culture?”

 

The adjutant remained silent.

 

“I don’t care what you want to do, but there’s one thing I hope you’ll consider,” Jian Luo spoke plainly, “Liking whomever you want is your freedom, and it doesn’t affect anyone else. Even if you like Lu Shifeng, it’s no concern of mine. But let me remind you, no matter what you do, Lu Shifeng might fall for you, but when it comes to me, he definitely won’t.”

 

The adjutant’s expression darkened.

 

Jian Luo’s words were soft, not forceful, but they carried a deep conviction, the confidence that came from being favored, a confidence that might inspire envy.

 

Jian Luo yawned. “I’m tired. I won’t accompany the honorable adjutant any longer.”

 

The adjutant stood up, bowed, and then left.

 

After he left, the room fell into silence. Jian Luo’s expression also grew serious, not because of the adjutant, but because of himself.

 

The reason was simple. When the adjutant asked if he liked Lu Shifeng, he hesitated. Even though this hardly amounted to anything, Jian Luo’s heart had been hanging by a thread. When it came to matters of love, even if one had never tasted pork, they’d still seen pigs run, right?

 

“No way…”

 

Jian Luo moved to the side and lay on the bed, feeling a headache coming on. He turned over a couple of times and let out a long sigh.

 

A certain fact seemed to be staring him in the face.

 

He might, just might, have a tiny bit of affection for Lu Shifeng.

 

What’s so special about liking the Marshal? He’d always liked that face, after all, he was a sucker for good looks. But… when he used to like faces, he could easily say he didn’t like something. So why was he hesitating now?

 

Jian Luo, why are you hesitating?

 

After lying on the bed for a while, feeling like he’d sighed his whole life away, Jian Luo sat up. No matter what, he couldn’t fall asleep anymore. It was late at night, but he had no desire to sleep. He couldn’t use his information wristband, and he had no entertainment devices left. He felt like a lazy fish.

 

Jian Luo sighed. “I guess I’ll read a book.”

 

The medical book he picked up seemed to draw him in more and more. It contained a lot of information about body conditioning, particularly the use of food in treating various ailments. There were many common food combinations for health.

 

Jian Luo came across a section about pregnancy for husbands, listing several suitable recipes for him. Since he wasn’t sleepy and had nothing else to do, he read late into the night, only succumbing to drowsiness when it was almost morning.

 

“Knock, knock, knock.”

 

There was a knocking sound from outside.

 

Jian Luo on the bed frowned, turned over, and chose to ignore it to get more sleep. He was too tired.

 

The adjutant’s voice came from outside, “Mr. Jian, please open the door. It’s time for breakfast.”

 

Jian Luo wanted to cover his ears, but the persistent adjutant didn’t intend to let him off. He continued knocking, eventually getting Jian Luo out of bed.

 

Jian Luo, with his bed hair, went to the door, rubbing his eyes. “You can leave it here, I’ll eat later.”

 

But the adjutant was not giving up. “I’ll wait here until you finish eating, Mr. Jian.”

 

“…”

 

But he wanted to go back to sleep.

 

Jian Luo forced himself to wake up. “I’ll call you when I finish eating.”

 

The adjutant remained unmoved. “Ensuring you have three meals a day is my duty and responsibility, Mr. Jian. Please don’t make it difficult for me.”

 

Jian Luo was at a loss. He looked at the table full of food and felt a headache coming on. He hadn’t slept well last night, and he hadn’t even gotten out of bed this morning. A fire seemed to be brewing in his chest.

 

He was not the type to easily lose his temper or act unreasonably, but right now, he had to hold back the fire.

 

Jian Luo stepped back. “I don’t have an appetite. In that case, could the honorable adjutant fetch a Holy Dragon Fruit for me?”

 

The adjutant didn’t argue this time. “Please wait a moment.”

 

As he walked away, Jian Luo rushed back to the bed. He had barely closed his eyes when the entire spaceship suddenly trembled. The visible trembling jolted him awake.

 

Jian Luo sat up. “What’s going on?!”

 

The adjutant returned, and Jian Luo, still sitting up, asked, “The spaceship might have entered an asteroid region. There, the asteroids have strong mobility and are highly destructive. The journey might be a bit turbulent.”

 

Jian Luo breathed a sigh of relief. “I thought we were going into battle again.”

 

The adjutant remained silent.

 

With only a few words exchanged, the adjutant handed a fresh Holy Dragon Fruit to Jian Luo. “Please eat.”

 

Jian Luo obediently peeled it and started eating. He thought he had lost his appetite for food in general, but to his surprise, after a few bites of the fruit, he found it tasteless.

 

His stomach felt uncomfortable, and he put it down. “I can’t eat anymore.”

 

The adjutant wanted to say, “But…”

 

Jian Luo couldn’t contain his frustration anymore and raised an eyebrow, his eyes flashing with irritation. “But what?”

 

The adjutant squinted for a moment behind his glasses, a brief flicker of surprise passing through his otherwise emotionless eyes. But he quickly masked it.

 

Taking the plate, he hesitated for a moment, then bowed. “I will take my leave.”

 

Watching him go, Jian Luo sighed heavily. He had been quite tired, not having slept enough in the morning, but for some reason, this nap left his mind in a fog.

 

He tossed and turned on the bed, in a state between dreams and wakefulness. In this daze, he found himself reminiscing about the past.

 

“Please eat quickly, don’t let Luoluo find out.”

 

“Mom only bought this little, please don’t tell him.”

 

“We don’t have much money at home, why spend it on some wild kid?”

 

Fragments of voices and images kept flashing in his mind, and Jian Luo stood in a dark place, quietly observing these scenes.

 

It felt like there was a vortex pulling him in, and he had neither the strength nor the will to resist.

 

Suddenly, something heavy landed on his shoulder, startling Jian Luo. He turned around quickly, and his eyes met a pair of ruby-like eyes.

 

On his shoulder was a small black dragon, about the size of his palm. Its scales didn’t shine like those of a mature dragon; they appeared softer, and its wings on the back weren’t fully extended, so it used its claws to grip onto Jian Luo’s clothes.

 

Jian Luo stared at it, almost forgetting to breathe.

 

The black dragon crawled for a bit, finally steadying itself on Jian Luo’s shoulder. It made a soft, almost coquettish purring sound in its throat, and its head rubbed against Jian Luo’s.

 

Jian Luo extended his hand, wanting to touch its head.

 

The dragon seemed to sense his touch and lifted its head. There were still wet spots on its head, likely from tears.

 

A smile formed on Jian Luo’s lips. “You got my tears on you.”

 

The dragon seemed baffled and didn’t understand.

 

Just when Jian Luo was about to say something more, the world suddenly spun around him, and he abruptly opened his eyes, finding himself back in the room on the spaceship.

 

Jian Luo sat up, touched his belly, and felt puzzled. “Little ones…”

 

Weren’t there supposed to be three eggs? Why did he only see one baby?

 

Well, it was a black one, at least. He thought about how Lu Shifeng might react if he had laid a golden one. It was better this way, no need to worry about dragon-sized jealousy.

 

Jian Luo woke up from his nap with a slightly dizzy head. He tried to stand up, but as soon as he bent his leg, a sharp, piercing pain shot through him. He exclaimed, “Ouch…”

 

It was a cramp.

 

When Jian Luo had been pregnant with the three little ones before, he had never experienced a cramp like this. Back then, he had thought that even if he did get a cramp, Lu Shifeng would always be there to accompany him, so it wouldn’t be a big problem.

 

But now there was no one beside him, and the pain in his leg was making him tremble, rendering him helpless.

 

Jian Luo took a few deep breaths, trying to endure the pain, but it was of little use. Humans did have a good tolerance for pain, but the worst part was that, perhaps due to the presence of the little ones in his belly, his body reacted more sensitively, and the leg cramp was extremely painful, almost making his whole body unable to move.

 

Finally,

Jian Luo gave up. He lay on the bed, waiting quietly for the leg cramp to subside. The pain gradually eased and eventually faded away.

 

He sighed and, upon regaining his senses, realized that he was covered in cold sweat.

 

Knock, knock, knock.

 

Once again, there was a knock on the door. Jian Luo turned his head to the side. “Come in.”

 

This time, it was Secretary Jin who entered, pushing a cart with a meal. She looked concerned as she glanced inside. “Luoluo, I heard from Adjutant that you’re not feeling well today. What’s wrong?”

 

Jian Luo exhaled deeply and lay back on the bed. “It’s nothing, just not in the mood for food, I guess.”

 

Secretary Jin pushed the dining table closer. “The kitchen made a red heart Holy Dragon Fruit milk tea today. Would you like to try it?”

 

Jian Luo glanced at it. “I’m not interested in Holy Spirit Fruit right now.”

 

Secretary Jin knew that expectant mothers could experience heightened sensitivity during the sixth and seventh months of pregnancy, but she couldn’t be sure if that was the case for Jian Luo. She said, “Luoluo, maybe you should give it a taste?”

 

Jian Luo had no desire to taste it.

 

But since the meal had been brought to him, not eating would be impolite. He reluctantly stood up, and since the leg cramp had subsided, he could walk. He went to the dining table and looked at the chicken soup in the pot. He pursed his lips, trying to control the discomfort. However, he couldn’t hold back and suddenly retched, vomiting a few mouthfuls of sour liquid into the nearby trash can.

 

Secretary Jin was taken aback. “Luoluo!”

 

Jian Luo curled up, trying to suppress the churning in his stomach. He struggled to speak, “That chicken soup had too much oil.”

 

Secretary Jin looked puzzled. He hadn’t even tasted it; had he rejected it just by looking at it?

 

She patted his shoulder and hesitated. “Should I skim the oil for you?”

 

Jian Luo shook his head.

 

Secretary Jin was at a loss. She decided to take the chicken soup away. It seemed that she was worried enough about Jian Luo to give up.

 

The following dishes were just as Secretary Jin had predicted. Jian Luo barely ate a few bites before all the dishes were taken away as they were, untouched.

 

Seeing Jian Luo’s condition, Secretary Jin was concerned. “Luoluo… maybe I should call the military doctor to check on you?”

 

Jian Luo didn’t object.

 

Quickly, and with efficiency, especially when it came to Jian Luo, Secretary Jin arranged for the doctor to come. The doctor arrived promptly with a medical kit. She was a woman who first bowed to Jian Luo and then began her examination with various instruments.

 

Jian Luo sat on the sofa quietly, letting her do her work.

 

The doctor manipulated the instruments for a while, recording various data. Finally, she sighed and confirmed, “There is a slight case of motion sickness, and you seem to be lacking…”

 

Jian Luo looked over. “Lacking what?”

 

“Information pheromones from your partner,” the doctor explained patiently. “In the earlier months, your partner was likely with you, and your body, including the little ones inside you, got used to his pheromones. If suddenly he’s not around, it can lead to psychological and subsequently physiological discomfort.”

 

Jian Luo looked puzzled. “Can psychological issues really cause this?”

 

The doctor nodded. “It seems so. Because the mental state of expectant mothers can’t be overly stressed, your body might be taking on some of the burden to help you cope.”

 

Secretary Jin summarized, “So, Luoluo, this is a mental issue, and the reason for your mental discomfort is because…Marshal Shifeng isn’t here?”

 

Jian Luo blushed. “No, no, it’s not like that. I’m just feeling a bit unwell these past couple of days. It has nothing to do with Long ge.”

 

Secretary Jin gave Jian Luo a knowing look that seemed to say, “You don’t need to explain; I understand.”

 

The doctor offered some consolation. “It’s common, and it’s something you can’t control. Pregnant individuals often rely on their partner’s pheromones for comfort. I’ll prescribe some medication to help alleviate it a bit.”

 

Jian Luo finally nodded.

 

After Secretary Jin and the doctor left, Jian Luo buried his head in the covers, feeling utterly embarrassed. How could he be so ridiculous?

 

Medical supplies provided by the military doctor were in pill form, Jian Luo took one and placed it in his mouth. Instantly, his mouth was filled with a pungent sweetness.

 

“…”

 

The medicine from the Dragon Clan is really something.

 

On the other side, Secretary Jin returned with a heavy heart. When she reached the entrance of the training room, she encountered the adjutant who asked, “How is Mr. Jian?”

 

Secretary Jin shook her head. “Not too good.”

 

The adjutant remained silent.

 

“I think it’s best if we report this to the Marshal,” Secretary Jin sighed heavily. “He’s not doing well right now, and if something happens to Jian Luo, the Marshal won’t let us off the hook.”

 

The adjutant said, “You know the Marshal’s current situation.”

 

Secretary Jin frowned, showing some resistance. “Whether Jian Luo should meet the Marshal should be the Marshal’s decision. Our job is to report the facts honestly.”

 

“…”

 

The two of them locked eyes for a moment, and there was a brief silence in the air.

 

Finally, the adjutant said, “I’ll think it over and give you an answer at noon.”

 

Secretary Jin didn’t press any further, nodded, and gave the adjutant a meaningful look before leaving.

 

In the cafeteria, Jian Luo couldn’t stay cooped up in his room any longer. He came to the cafeteria to prepare a meal. Because he couldn’t stand the smell of fish right now, the old man had prepared a room for him with only a few ingredients that Jian Luo liked, letting him cook for himself.

 

The old man asked, “Are you cooking for the Marshal today?”

 

Jian Luo sighed, “Yes.”

 

The old man could tell that Jian Luo was feeling down and spoke comforting words, “Luo Luo, don’t think too much. The Marshal is just too busy. Don’t worry about it.”

 

Jian Luo inexplicably found this situation familiar. It was very much like the way some women at home would console themselves while waiting for their husbands to return.

 

Thinking of this, he smiled. “I know there must be a reason. I don’t blame him.”

 

As he spoke, Jian Luo brought over the prepared meal. The old man looked at the plate, which only had a pitiful serving of potato-covered rice, and couldn’t help twitching his mouth.

 

At first, there were two side dishes and a soup, not to mention anything else, at least there was an egg. But now, the situation had deteriorated to the point where there were fewer and fewer dishes each day. Up to this point, he had simply covered the rice with vegetables to make do.

 

The old man hesitated, “Is this all?”

 

Jian Luo tilted his head and smiled, “He’s very busy. If he gets injured, he can just drink some nutrient solution. It’s better for his health this way.”

 

“…”

 

You must be angry.

 

The old man didn’t dare to say anything, afraid that if he said something, Jian Luo might not cook for the Marshal anymore. So, he accepted his fate and took the plate.

 

At noon, when it was time to deliver the meal, the old man brought the meal that Jian Luo had prepared.

 

The adjutant received it and thanked him before entering the training room. The training room, as large as it was, was in complete disarray. The ground was completely uneven, and shattered stone pillars were scattered everywhere. The space here was vast, but it looked like a scene of destruction.

 

In the center of the training room, a man sat half-leaning against a pillar. His upper body was covered in black dragon scales, and his eyes were a deep crimson. Sensing someone entering, he raised his eyelids slightly, and a murderous intent emanated from him.

 

The adjutant kept a safe distance and placed the food down.

 

In such a raging state as Lu Shifeng’s, it would normally take ten days or more to calm down. However, as Secretary Jin had said, in less than three days, he had already started to regain his composure. It was truly remarkable.

 

The adjutant respectfully said, “I’ll take my leave then.”

 

Lu Shifeng’s voice was hoarse. “Are you leaving?”

 

“…”

 

The adjutant hesitated for a moment, then turned around and said respectfully, “Is there anything I can do for you?”

 

Lu Shifeng lazily leaned against the pillar, his stern face adorned with a line of scales that resembled a work of art. He slowly spoke, “Did Jian Luo only make this much?”

 

In other words, is he already starting to neglect me after just a few days?

 

The adjutant hesitated for a moment before finally speaking, “Yes.”

 

“…”

 

The air was filled with a deathly silence.

 

The adjutant could clearly feel the temperature dropping even lower, and the aura of danger growing stronger. In such a situation, just maintaining one’s composure was becoming a challenge.

 

Finally, Lu Shifeng lowered his gaze and asked in a deep voice, “How is he?”

 

The adjutant hesitated, unsure if he should speak. When he looked up again, he met the icy cold gaze of those blood-red eyes, devoid of any emotion but filled with an inscrutable scrutiny.

 

At that moment, the adjutant felt a sense of powerlessness.

 

 

At noon, Jian Luo still hadn’t eaten.

 

The kitchen had done its best, but Jian Luo had decided to cook himself a bowl of rice porridge. He had thought he could manage to eat a little, but after just a few bites, he had vomited it all back up. From morning till now, it had been a cycle of eating and vomiting, and he felt like he was about to regurgitate his entire stomach. Jian Luo was completely exhausted, but he just couldn’t bring himself to eat anything.

 

Secretary Jin was getting worried. “Luo Luo, how about trying some Sacred Dragon Fruit again?”

 

Jian Luo, lying like a lazy fish on the couch, shook his head. “I don’t want to vomit again.”

 

 

Secretary Jin sighed. “The military doctor said that if you can’t eat because of acclimatization issues, your body will continue to lose weight, and you might have to get nutrient injections later.”

 

Jian Luo widened his eyes. “Injections?!”

 

He remembered the painful injections he had seen in the hospital, and it gave him a headache.

 

Secretary Jin comforted him for a while before leaving, mainly hoping that Jian Luo would rest well, not worry too much, and try eating again with a better mindset. Jian Luo listened as attentively as he could.

 

Once Secretary Jin left, the room returned to silence.

 

Jian Luo lay on the couch for a while, intending to get up, but the familiar pain in his legs returned, and this time, it was even more intense than the one he had experienced on the bed. It was so painful that he involuntarily sucked in a breath, and his whole body trembled uncontrollably.

 

“Ah…”

 

Jian Luo was in tears from the pain. Thinking about the military doctor’s words, he couldn’t help but feel resentful towards Lu Shifeng. With no one else in the room, he pounded his legs and cursed, “You scoundrel! You lured me here and then disappeared for two or three days without a word. Men like you are no good! Who asked you to have a child? I bet when I get back, I’ll take the child and go find…”


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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