Day: November 14, 2023

Chapter 25 – It’s hard to escape the Omegaverse trope!

Chapter 25

 

Fang Yingying spoke a few words, and the people on the other side called her to join them. They waved goodbye, and Qu Di watched as Fang Yingying hurried over. She indeed seemed happier than before.

 

Not long after, Tang Chaobai came out from inside. Qu Di stood up straight, standing respectfully to the side and softly said, “General Tang.”

 

Tang Chaobai didn’t even look at him, and he didn’t respond. He simply walked past him. Qu Di also breathed a sigh of relief. Tang Chaobai was too serious, and his expressionless face created an invisible pressure that made people nervous around him.

 

“Qu Di?”

 

He heard Tang Xiyan calling him and brought his thoughts back to the dressing room.

 

The program began with the contestants drawing lots for their seating order. There were a total of one hundred seats, and the contestants sat where they drew. Fang Yingying had someone to handle this for her. After sitting down, the contestants started chatting. They understood the importance of this part, as the later editing would select the more heated and interesting segments for broadcast.

 

While it was called fair competition, in reality, complete fairness was impossible to achieve. What they could do was to present their valuable aspects as best as possible to gain more screen time.

 

After some chit-chat, the mentors made their entrance. The program had invited four mentors, all of them veteran figures from the music industry or famous groups. They would provide guidance and evaluations in the middle of the show. There was even the powerhouse singer Jian Wenxuan, who had debuted at the age of 18 and had been in the industry for ten years, maintaining his popularity.

 

Finally, there was a performance by the guest, Tang Xiyan, and her words of encouragement before the competition officially began, followed by the initial classification of the contestants based on their abilities.

 

After finishing her scripted lines, Tang Xiyan went directly into her opening performance and smoothly approached Fang Yingying in the latter part of the show. She pretended to slip and fall, and Fang Yingying was standing very close. At first, she looked surprised, then quickly extended her fingers to touch Tang Xiyan’s waist, seeming hesitant to make direct contact with her. Tang Xiyan then regained her balance.

 

The contact was moderate, not enough to upset the fans, and the action was even somewhat cute.

 

Tang Xiyan turned to her and smiled as a sign of gratitude. Fang Yingying simply smiled and nodded, and although they didn’t exchange words, it was likely to be highlighted in the final edit.

 

Tang Chaobai stood at the recording site, watching closely. He was stationed near the production team, and after the performance, he nodded slightly. Although he didn’t say anything, the production team understood that he was satisfied.

 

The production team now realized that Fang Yingying was likely the pre-selected candidate for this competition. Such backstage arrangements were not unusual in talent shows, as long as they weren’t too blatant. Selecting five or six candidates in advance generally wouldn’t cause major issues.

 

Tang Xiyan had been singing and dancing all day and was exhausted. Therefore, she returned to her room to rest. Qu Di texted her, saying he had something to attend to and would be back on time. Tang Xiyan read the message and murmured, “It’s not early at 7 o’clock. What could it be?” As far as he knew, Qu Di didn’t have friends or family in this city, so he had been with him since he joined the industry and had never taken a day off.

 

Tang Xiyan was curious about what Qu Di was up to, and he worried that he might be tricked. He thought about following him to ensure his assistant’s safety. After all, if a scandal emerged later, such as “Famous singer Xiyu’s personal assistant tricked into a financial or romantic affair,” it wouldn’t look good.

 

To him, it wasn’t stalking but showing concern for an artist’s well-being.

 

He quickly left his room and happened to encounter Qu Di heading out. Qu Di was on the phone, not realizing Tang Xiyan was there because his back was turned.

 

“I’m setting off now. It’s Deer Horn Mountain, right?… Xiyu? Are you going somewhere?” Qu Di’s tone carried a hint of unease, but Tang Xiyan, who was equally uneasy, didn’t pick up on it.

 

“I… I’m going to pick up some takeout.”

 

“I… I’m meeting a friend. I won’t be long.”

 

Tang Xiyan immediately thought that Qu Di might have a friend, but he was puzzled. Why would he go out to dinner so late with someone? Didn’t Qu Di live quite far from the city center?

 

With these thoughts, he lost his appetite and tried to gather more information subtly, not wanting to appear abrupt or intrusive. After all, this was Qu Di’s private matter.

 

Qu Di: “I’m going out now. I’ll talk to you later.”

 

Tang Xiyan was left thinking. Was this a friend with benefits? Or perhaps someone who liked his personal assistant? Why else would Qu Di go to dinner with them late at night, especially considering he didn’t seem to have many friends or family in this city?

 

He sent another text to Qu Di: “Is there something going on? Do you need any help?”

 

Qu Di: “No, it’s just that a friend is coming to meet me. I’ll entertain them for dinner, and I’ll be back on time.”

 

Tang Xiyan couldn’t help but think about it. Was this friend a boyfriend, girlfriend, or someone else? Why would they be so busy that they could only meet for dinner one night? Did they not realize that Qu Di lived far from the city center?

 

With all these thoughts in mind, Tang Xiyan couldn’t eat dinner. He was trying to gather more information, but he didn’t know how to ask without seeming intrusive. After all, they were currently work partners, and in a stricter sense, he was Qu Di’s boss.

 

Qu Di: “I’m heading out now. Let’s not talk for now.”

 

Tang Xiyan felt conflicted and decided that he needed to ensure Qu Di’s safety. After all, what if his assistant was being deceived? He couldn’t allow that to happen. Therefore, he immediately went out, planning to follow Qu Di to Deer Horn Mountain to find out what was going on.

 

Tang Xiyan was certain that Qu Di had lied about going out for dinner. There was nothing on Deer Horn Mountain, and it was dark at night. He couldn’t help but wonder why they would go there. Did they plan to buy souvenirs from the roadside vendors? He was becoming angrier the more he thought about it. If Qu Di were genuinely going out to eat with a friend, why was he in such a hurry to end the call? There had to be something suspicious.

 

Tang Xiyan huffed, thinking, “You, fickle man, are thinking about someone else even when you’re with me? Going out with someone late at night and not considering that they might have ulterior motives? Not everyone is as honest as I am.”

 

Both of them were hiding something, and they continued in silence until they waved goodbye. Qu Di let out a sigh of relief and quickened his pace to

 

 leave. Tang Xiyan stood there like a grumbling child, watching Qu Di escape as if his life depended on it, gradually disappearing into the night, without even turning back once.

 

Tang Xiyan quickly turned back and returned to his room. He changed into a different set of clothes, put on sunglasses and a hat to disguise himself, and prepared to follow Qu Di to Deer Horn Mountain to uncover the truth.

 

Tang Xiyan had been told they were going to dinner, but he was certain that Qu Di had lied. There was nothing at Deer Horn Mountain, and it was dark at night. This made him even angrier. He couldn’t believe that his assistant might be seeing someone else while they were working together. He couldn’t let that happen.

 

They say following someone is stalking, but in this case, it was about showing concern for an artist’s well-being.

 

Tang Xiyan quickly left his room and ran into Qu Di, who was on the phone and hadn’t noticed him due to his back being turned.

 

“I’m heading out now. It’s Deer Horn Mountain, right?… Xiyu? Are you going somewhere?” Qu Di sounded slightly uneasy, but Tang Xiyan, who was feeling the same way, didn’t pick up on it.

 

“I… I’m going to pick up some takeout.”

 

“I… I’m meeting a friend. I won’t be long.”

 

Tang Xiyan followed up, “But it’s almost midnight.”

 

Qu Di pulled him along, saying, “We’re not here to watch the meteor shower. I’m just happy to be with you.” He paused and added, his voice tinged with shyness, “Tonight, you’re my shooting star.”

 

They say that a brilliant meteor shower is fleeting, each star has its own path, and they won’t stop for anyone. However, Qu Di believed that he had found his own star. It had come down from the unreachable sky, torn through the darkness, and gently landed in his hands.

 

Suddenly, a streak of light flashed across the sky. Excited, Qu Di grabbed him and exclaimed, “It’s a shooting star!”

 

Before long, the shooting stars fell like raindrops, one after another, illuminating the entire sky, more awe-inspiring than a sky full of fireworks.

 

The streaks of light broke into his watery eyes, like fire falling into water, causing no ripples but captivating Shu Yi’s heart.

 

At that moment, Shu Yi found himself sinking into that pool of clear water. He didn’t struggle; he allowed himself to fall. In the dark night, there were only the two of them, and the background music of insects filled the air. Suddenly, Shu Yi grabbed Qu Di’s hand and kissed it passionately. Qu Di was surprised and looked at him with confusion.

 

But Shu Yi saw the hidden struggle in Shu Yi’s eyes, and his eyes were filled with tears. Why? He didn’t have time to ponder this as Shu Yi took the lead, pulling Qu Di closer. The two clung tightly to each other, their breaths mingling, and the temperature suddenly rising.

 

The subtle scent of mint drifted through the air, tinged with the fresh greenness of grass. Shu Yi was moved to the point that he couldn’t control the release of his pheromones.

 

Even though Qu Di was a Beta unaffected by pheromones, Shu Yi’s emotions made his waist feel weak, and he could hardly stand. He lightly parted his vermilion lips, closed his eyes, and let Shu Yi conquer him.

 

The two of them kissed as if lost in themselves, completely unaware of Tang Xiyan standing not far away behind a tree. His hands were tightly gripping the tree trunk, his face filled with disbelief, watching them in a state of entangled passion. He observed Qu Di, whose eyes were tightly closed, cheeks flushed, and even an uncontrollable soft moan escaping, as if a knife had pierced his heart.


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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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 25 – Most eligible widow-bachelor in the six realms

 Chapter 25

 

At this moment, it wasn’t just him; even Haowei, who always had a stern expression, couldn’t help but be astonished when he saw Junli’s face.

 

Afterward, Haowei looked at Si Lan and squinted his eyes.

 

Is this a coincidence? Or is there some connection?

 

Junli stepped forward, gazing at the blood bead and murmured softly, “Idiot.”

 

“No wonder Bian Rang’s soul was shattered, it turns out it was to free up cultivation to protect this fetal crystal.”

 

As the child of the Heavenly Dao, regardless of gender, if one is willing to conceive, the fetal crystal will gestate within the core.

 

After Bian Rang’s core was pierced by a sword, he didn’t choose to heal the injury but instead wasted his cultivation to save the fetal crystal, which resulted in his soul scattering!

 

Originally, after the Heavenly Dao’s omen appeared, the spiritual power of the three of them had been gradually weakening and couldn’t withstand such turmoil.

 

Fanyu couldn’t help but say, “Is it worth losing your life for the child of a snake demon?”

 

Junli parted his lips but remained silent.

 

This gesture was almost identical to Si Lan’s little habit.

 

Si Lan, seeing this expression on the other’s face, felt a bit complicated. The excitement of seeing his idol had now been completely replaced by shock.

 

“What should we do with this fetal crystal?” Junli asked.

 

“I’ll keep it in the core for Bian Rang first. If I have any issues, I’ll hand this fetal crystal over to you.” Even though Fanyu felt that Bian Rang was a fool in his heart, he was still willing to personally nurture the fetal crystal in the core as their cultivation gradually weakened.

 

Junli nodded.

 

Then, the two of them vanished in an instant.

 

However, at this moment, Si Lan was still trying to recover from the successive shocks he had experienced. He felt that he had some grasp of the current situation and subconsciously asked Haowei beside him, “Chongying, did you also see that bead? Do you think it looks like Xie Li’s original form?”

 

After asking this question, Si Lan felt like he had asked in vain. This little white dragon wouldn’t know anything about Xie Li’s original form.

 

However, Haowei calmly responded, “It’s not just similar, it’s the same.”

 

“How do you know?”

 

“The aura.”

 

Si Lan pursed his lips, “So… does this mean that the fetal crystal underwent a transformation in the core, with the bloodstains inside forming a young embryo, and then it took shape when it came to me?”

 

Haowei succinctly replied, “Yes.”

 

Si Lan remained silent.

 

Initially, the bead had been entrusted to Fanyu for nurturing, but after Fanyu’s soul shattered, it was probably handed over to Junli. Then, after Junli’s death during the Heavenly Tribulation, the bead might have followed him in the cycle of reincarnation.

 

Finally, the bead appeared next to Si Lan, and Si Lan and Junli looked identical…

 

Although it was hard to believe, the answer seemed evident: Si Lan might be Junli’s reincarnation!

 

So, all these years, the person he admired was actually himself?!

 

Si Lan, upon seeing the helpless yet somewhat pleased expression on the other’s face, couldn’t help but sigh.

 

It seemed this Demon Lord had quite the self-love, admiring himself.

 

“This bead is a fetal crystal, not a reincarnation bead. I don’t know whether to tell Jiuying about this; whether he can handle it…” Si Lan mused with a furrowed brow.

 

Considering Jiuying’s current situation, if he were to learn that Bian Rang had passed away and had no chance of reincarnation, it would likely lead to his immediate demise.

 

Haowei, sensing Si Lan’s dilemma, calmly stated, “If you don’t tell him the truth, he won’t survive either.”

 

Jiuying had almost wiped out the Snake Demon Clan, committing a great atrocity. He would undoubtedly face judgment, and that would result in his soul shattering.

 

“Ah…” Si Lan sighed again, “I can’t tell him directly, but maybe I can give him a pleasant surprise.”

 

If Jiuying learned that Bian Rang had left behind a child before his death, it could provide some comfort to his troubled heart.

 

Si Lan had searched tirelessly for Xie Li’s biological parents for so long without any leads, and now, he had stumbled upon the answer quite unexpectedly.

 

Fate was a strange thing.

 

Thinking about this, Si Lan looked up at the sky. After Jiuying had killed Jiutou’s Snake Clan, the Heavenly Dao had withdrawn its condemnation.

 

The wasteland had returned to calm, and the night sky was inexplicably eerie.

 

He felt as though he were an onlooker, observing the story of Bian Rang and Jiuying. Was the Heavenly Dao also watching his story?

 

With this thought, he suddenly felt a bit uneasy and quickly cast a spell to dispel the blood magic in his palm.

 

The world in front of him slowly dissolved, replaced by the real scene. Two worlds intertwined, a hundred thousand years passed in the blink of an eye.

 

In the cave, the figures of Si Lan and Haowei appeared within the star and moon formation.

 

Quze had been guarding the formation all along and, upon seeing Si Lan’s arrival, immediately approached and asked, “Your Excellency, how are you feeling? Do you have any discomfort?”

 

Si Lan shook his head and lowered his gaze, noticing Haowei standing beside him.

 

Haowei’s small face was tense, giving the impression of an old sage.

 

Si Lan couldn’t help but smile and looked up at Jiuying.

 

Jiuying, who had recently appeared, seemed to have aged thousands of years in an instant. His head was covered in cracks, his eyes had changed from red to black, and his aura was nearly nonexistent. It seemed that after activating the Return to Origin spell, he had suffered significant cultivation loss.

 

Jiuying’s voice was hoarse, and he could hardly contain his excitement, “Did you find the blood bead?”

 

“I found it.”

 

“Where is it?”

 

“It… it’s not a reincarnation bead. It’s your and Bian Rang’s child.”

 

With each word Si Lan spoke, Jiuying’s expression became stiffer, and he stared at Si Lan in disbelief.

 

That blood bead was his and Bian Rang’s child?

 

Are they joking?

 

Si Lan could tell that Jiuying was struggling to accept this revelation and continued, “As the child of the Heavenly Dao, regardless of gender, when you killed Bian Rang, he was already carrying your child.”

 

Jiuying couldn’t find the words to express himself, and his head trembled slightly, likely due to the overwhelming shock.

 

A child? Bian Rang was carrying his child?

 

But Bian Rang had always been joking, saying that he wanted Jiuying to bear his child. How could it turn out that Bian Rang was carrying his child?

 

Si Lan saw Jiuying unable to speak and continued, “I brought the child to you. He carries the blood connection between you and Bian Rang.”

 

With that, Si Lan used magic to bring Xie Li, who had been surrounded by disciples of the Xuanling Sect and the Snake Demon Clan at the foot of the mountain, into the cave. Xie Li had his mouth full of sweet candy, given by the Xuanling Sect disciples and the little Snake Demons. He was happily eating when he suddenly found himself in a dark cave, and his little face turned pale.

 

Fortunately, he quickly saw Si Lan’s figure and ran happily to Si Lan’s side.

 

“Umm… Your Excellency…” Perhaps remembering something, Xie Li hastily swallowed the candy in his mouth.

 

The Excellency didn’t like him eating candy.

 

Jiuying had been watching Xie Li since he appeared, his gaze fixed on Xie Li. His lips trembled with excitement. This child was his and Bian Rang’s child?

 

But he had no idea that Bian Rang was carrying his child!

 

Si Lan pushed Xie Li toward Jiuying, and Xie Li suddenly saw the enormous snake head of Jiuying, causing his little body to shiver. He quickly hid behind Si Lan.

 

“Your Excellency, there’s a monster…”

 

Si Lan couldn’t help but feel a bit helpless. Xie Li himself was a little monster, so it was strange that he would be afraid of his own kind.

 

Moreover, this “kind” was his father.

 

Jiuying slowly extended his snake tongue, getting closer to Xie Li. Xie Li stared wide-eyed in fear at the snake tongue that was circling around him. His small hands involuntarily clenched the hem of Si Lan’s clothes.

 

As Jiuying got closer, he realized that the child bore some resemblance to Bian Rang. His snake tongue touched Xie Li’s head and explored, sensing the blood connection between Xie Li and Bian Rang.

 

Sil

 

an saw Jiuying’s reaction, “I brought the child to you. He carries the blood connection between you and Bian Rang.”

 

With that, Si Lan used magic to bring Xie Li, who had been surrounded by disciples of the Xuanling Sect and the Snake Demon Clan at the foot of the mountain, into the cave. Xie Li had his mouth full of sweet candy, given by the Xuanling Sect disciples and the little Snake Demons. He was happily eating when he suddenly found himself in a dark cave, and his little face turned pale.

 

Fortunately, he quickly saw Si Lan’s figure and ran happily to Si Lan’s side.

 

“Umm… Your Excellency…” Perhaps remembering something, Xie Li hastily swallowed the candy in his mouth.

 

The Excellency didn’t like him eating candy.

 

Jiuying had been watching Xie Li since he appeared, his gaze fixed on Xie Li. His lips trembled with excitement. This child was his and Bian Rang’s child?

 

But he had no idea that Bian Rang was carrying his child!

 

Si Lan pushed Xie Li toward Jiuying, and Xie Li suddenly saw the enormous snake head of Jiuying, causing his little body to shiver. He quickly hid behind Si Lan.

 

“Your Excellency, there’s a monster…”

 

Si Lan couldn’t help but feel a bit helpless. Xie Li himself was a little monster, so it was strange that he would be afraid of his own kind.

 

Moreover, this “kind” was his father.

 

Jiuying slowly extended his snake tongue, getting closer to Xie Li. Xie Li stared wide-eyed in fear at the snake tongue that was circling around him. His small hands involuntarily clenched the hem of Si Lan’s clothes.

 

As Jiuying got closer, he realized that the child bore some resemblance to Bian Rang. His snake tongue touched Xie Li’s head and explored, sensing the blood connection between Xie Li and Bian Rang.

 

“He is truly the child of him and Bian Rang!

 

He remembered the moment when Bian Rang handed him the blood bead, but he intentionally pretended to crush it in front of Bian Rang. At that time, Bian Rang was so furious that he vomited blood, his soul scattered.

 

At that moment, Bian Rang must have thought he had killed their child…

 

Even though he acted so maliciously, at the very last moment, Bian Rang saw his tears and consoled him.

 

“Jiuying, I’m fine. Even if my soul scatters, I will reincarnate.”

 

“When the snow in the north river is gone, I will return.”

 

Jiuying closed his eyes, and black tears fell one by one.

 

He didn’t understand why Bian Rang didn’t tell him the truth at that time.

 

Did he think that telling him wouldn’t matter to him?

 

Yes, at that time, all he thought about was killing Bian Rang.

 

Probably Bian Rang himself understood… but he still allowed his actions and ultimately died by his hand.

 

After his head cleared, he realized many things. Rather than saying he killed Bian Rang, it was more accurate to say that Bian Rang willingly died by his hand to fulfill his dream.

 

He didn’t know what he had done wrong.

 

He was exiled by kind people and loved by evil demons.

 

 

Seeing the snake head on the ground, Xie Li felt a profound sadness. He turned to look at Si Lan, who nodded at him. Encouraged, Xie Li approached Jiuying.

 

Jiuying slowly opened his eyes and, as if afraid of frightening Xie Li, lowered his head and lay on the ground in a submissive posture.

 

Xie Li handed a piece of candy to Jiuying, the sweetest one he had hidden and rarely ate himself.

 

Jiuying hesitated for a moment but then extended his serpent tongue and took the candy into his mouth.

 

The taste of plum candy was very sweet.

 

Jiuying extended his head, wanting to nuzzle Xie Li, but Xie Li was startled and ran back, hiding behind Si Lan, only showing a pair of big eyes as he watched Jiuying.

 

Jiuying felt strangely content. This was enough.

 

He didn’t need to gain anything more, and he didn’t deserve it.

 

He could see that this child lived a simple and peaceful life. In his round, innocent eyes, there were no worldly worries. Si Lan took good care of him, so there was no need to disrupt his innocence.

 

He communicated through mental transmission to Si Lan, “Thank you for taking care of him. Please don’t tell him about the things between me and Bian Rang. Let him be a carefree child.”

 

“Alright.”

 

“Why is he following you?”

 

Si Lan casually made up a reason, “I obtained a jade pendant from a snake demon, and that jade pendant turned into Xie Li, staying by my side.”

 

Jiuying seemed to believe this explanation and didn’t ask further.

 

Si Lan then asked, “Jiuying, do you know who unsealed your imprisonment?”

 

“I don’t know. When I woke up, there was nothing around me. It took me a hundred years of cultivation to free my head.”

 

Si Lan furrowed his brows, contemplating whether the unsealing of the Extreme Sound Eight Trigram Array was accidental or deliberate.

 

If it was deliberate, what was the purpose of releasing Jiuying? Was it to kill the Charm Snake Clan?

 

However, the person capable of unsealing the Extreme Sound Eight Trigram Array could easily wipe out the Charm Snake Clan without involving Jiuying.

 

“Perhaps, after ten thousand years, the Eight Trigrams Array loosened, and my head was accidentally released,” Jiuying explained when he saw Si Lan’s puzzled expression.

 

Now that he had no cultivation left, he only had one breath left. He hadn’t fulfilled his promise to Si Lan, so he conjured a small stone and presented it to Si Lan.

 

Si Lan took it and discovered that the small stone contained mystical inscriptions.

 

“When I entered the illusion, I carved these inscriptions. Anyway, I’m about to die, so I’m giving them to you…” He looked at Si Lan with a pleading expression. “But I still have one last request. Can you help me with it?”

 

“What’s your request?”

 

“Check if the snow in the north river has ended.”

 

Si Lan didn’t say anything and disappeared from the cave in an instant, reappearing a thousand miles away in the north river.

 

White snow covered the mountains, glistening like silver, stretching endlessly, without a sign of sun or moon.

 

The phrase “When the snow in the north river is gone, I will return” was just a comforting statement Bian Rang had made to Jiuying.

 

Ten thousand years later, the north river was still blanketed in endless white snow.

 

Si Lan returned to the cave and saw Jiuying waiting for him, but his body was motionless, with only his eyeballs moving with difficulty.

 

Si Lan approached him. “Jiuying, the snow in the north river has not yet ended.”

 

Jiuying seemed to smile, closed his eyelids, and his head shattered into specks of starlight, disappearing into the air.

 

It was good that Bian Rang could be reborn.

 

It was enough for him.


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!

https://ko-fi.com/hoenibean

 

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

 

Thank you for all your support <3 Leave a comment if you like 🙂 I love reading them!

Chapter 100 – Who Says Omegas Can’t be as Explosive as Alphas

Chapter 100

 

The withdrawal of Lan Yuanzhou undoubtedly pushed Lu Jingning back into the center of attention. However, it was obvious that none of this had any effect on his mood. Gossiping carelessly, who cares?

 

The upcoming matches proceeded smoothly, and after a few days, the day of the finals finally arrived. To be honest, Lu Jingning had serious doubts that the tournament committee had manipulated the event’s arrangements secretly. Otherwise, why had he and Wen Xingchen never crossed paths until now, marching together onto the final stage?

 

Not that this result was bad. Regardless of who won or lost, the Imperial Navy had already secured the ultimate prize. However, Lu Jingning couldn’t help but ponder a substantial question – who was stronger between him and Wen Xingchen?

 

Looking back on their journey, it seemed they had never truly faced off against each other. Driven by curiosity, Lu Jingning felt a certain eagerness, but at the same time, he couldn’t help but feel a hint of worry. After all, facing Wen Xingchen’s face, he wasn’t sure if he could bring himself to go all out.

 

On Wen Xingchen’s side, there was obviously a similar concern, but he had an even more pressing issue to deal with – the agreement between him and Lu Jiyan, the eldest of the Lu family.

 

Being human is indeed difficult. Compared to the two main parties, the fans of the Tournament seemed to have more fantasies about the upcoming finals. The topic thread about Morning Scenery couple officially meeting on the stage had already raised multiple towers. As other supporters of the contestants gradually withdrew, it seemed like a trend of dominance had emerged in the league’s forums.

 

The typical thread titles were something like, “Surprise! Former lovers set to battle on stage. What’s the reason?!” or “Place your bets! Who is the ultimate champion? Let the gambling begin!” There were also posts like “How can we watch Lu-ge, he’s too adorable to fight against Lu-lu,” and “Refusing to watch domestic violence on stage; this is the last stubbornness of Morning Scenery shippers!” The comment section was buzzing.

 

I feel like this year’s finals are extraordinary. Not only will the final champion be decided, but also the final family status!

 

[Hahaha, what nonsense is the person above saying?]

 

[It might be a massive domestic violence scene, but strangely, I’m looking forward to it. What’s going to happen?]

 

[Will there br an internal fight between the couple? Do you really think they will be able to make it together?]

 

[They’re a couple after all, how could they fight each other? They are just going on stage to put on a show, it’s an exhibition match, you know?]

 

[With so many eyes watching, they can’t just fake it. Will they still respect the rules of the competition?]

 

[Who knows? If you had to fight your spouse on stage, would you dare to do it?]

 

[What you said makes sense; I’m really scared…]

 

As for the main characters themselves, Lu Jingning and Wen Xingchen, they were sitting shoulder to shoulder on the couch, eating potato chips. Lu Jingning casually popped a cucumber-flavored chip into his mouth and, while chewing, made a crisp, “Crunch, crunch,” sound.

 

He flipped through the forum posts and, tilting his head, asked with a playful smile, “What do you think, Wen-ge? Should we have a little fun together?”

 

Although his tone was clearly joking, Wen Xingchen took a moment to seriously consider it and replied, “Maybe.”

 

Lu Jingning stared at him for a while, trying to read his expression, which revealed nothing. Then, he grinned, “On another note, is that agreement you made with my big brother related to this Tournament?”

 

Since Lu Jiyan had visited them, Lu Jingning had never mentioned the “secret” between the two of them. But just because he hadn’t mentioned it didn’t mean he hadn’t been thinking about it all this time. After thorough consideration, he had nearly pieced the puzzle together, and the result was quite close to the truth.

 

Wen Xingchen, surprised that his secret was suddenly exposed, showed a hint of shock in his expression, but it quickly faded away. He reached for his cup, took a sip, and asked noncommittally, “What do you plan to do?”

 

“To be honest, I’m really curious about my boyfriend’s true strength,” Lu Jingning said, his fingertip lightly playing with a strand of Wen Xingchen’s hair, forming a faint smile. “How about we support each other?”

 

His eyes were exceptionally bright when he spoke, full of excitement for the upcoming match. Wen Xingchen watched him quietly, feeling that he had been needlessly agitated these past few days. In the few words spoken by Lu Jingning, his worries seemed to dissipate, and he couldn’t help but smile, saying, “Alright, let’s support each other.”

 

 

Amidst great anticipation, the day of the Tournament’s final match finally arrived.

 

The opposing sides featured Lu Jingning, an Omega who was a formidable combatant and a rising star in the world of idols, and Wen Xingchen, who had charmed countless Omegas with his extraordinary strength.

 

Of course, these descriptions weren’t the focus. In this match, what everyone truly anticipated wasn’t who would ultimately win the championship, but how the Xing-Jing couple, this couple, would behave on stage – would they love each other or try to kill each other.

 

It was too damn exciting!

 

After so many editions of the Bounty League, for the first time, there was a unique and thrilling aspect, and everyone was looking forward to it.

 

The two competitors who were about to enter the stage were currently in the waiting area. Wen Xingchen handed a bottle of water to Lu Jingning and asked, “Thirsty? Want some?”

 

Lu Jingning took the bottle but glanced at him, saying, “Wen-ge, remember, we are opponents. Opponents, got it? Can you be more serious?”

 

Wen Xingchen chuckled and said, “Yes, we should be more serious.” After a slight pause, he suddenly suggested, “So, who do you think will win? Want to make a bet?”

 

“Of course, I’ll win!” Lu Jingning replied confidently without hesitation. “What do you want to bet on? You name it!”

 

Wen Xingchen thought for a moment and said, “How about this: if you win, I’ll let you kiss me, and if I win, you’ll let me kiss you.”

 

Lu Jingning’s response was a resounding “….”

 

This was truly a shameless bet.

 

At the same time, the two individuals waiting outside the arena were also engaged in a similar exchange.

 

“Another bet?” Wen Ye asked when he heard the suggestion from Bian Yunlin. He looked at him with a puzzled expression and said, “You seem to be unusually interested in making bets lately. You’re about to join the military, and getting into the habit of gambling isn’t a good idea.”

 

Bian Yunlin hesitated for a moment and then smiled, “Don’t worry, it’s just because of the Bounty League recently. When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”

 

Wen Ye accepted the answer and asked, “So, what do you want to bet on?”

 

“I recall that your uncle mentioned arranging a blind date for you, right?” Bian Yunlin smiled slightly. “How about this: if you guess wrong, you let me introduce you to a blind date, and if I guess wrong, you get to introduce one to me. How about that?”

 

“….” Wen Ye’s face seemed to display a question mark. What kind of bet was this?

 

Noticing his silence, Bian Yunlin asked, “Who do you think will win?”

 

Wen Ye pondered for a moment and replied, “Xingchen, I guess.”

 

Bian Yunlin noticed Wen Ye’s tone seemed to imply acceptance. He smiled with a softer curve to his lips and said, “Alright, I bet on Lu Jingning.”

 

His gaze casually passed over the introductory video on the big screen, and there was a subtle, ambiguous expression in his eyes.

 

Maybe it was because of some kind of intuition, but Lu Jingning, in the rest area, shivered suddenly without warning.

 

Wen Xingchen noticed his movement and asked with a bottle of water at his lips, “Feeling cold?”

 

“No, no.” Lu Jingning stretched his muscles in place and looked somewhat puzzled. “I don’t know why, but I suddenly felt a bit chilly, like someone was watching me.”

 

Wen Xingchen chuckled and asked, “Could it be that someone placed a curse on you, wagering on you to win the match or they’ll kill you?”

 

Lu Jingning couldn’t help but pause. “Don’t talk about it so superstitiously!”

 

Just as they were discussing this, a staff member knocked on the door and poked his head in, scanning between the two of them. “Uh… you two, it’s time to get ready for the match!”

 

Without waiting for their reaction, he turned and ran out, excitedly covering his face.

 

Ah, this was the Xing-Jing couple! Seeing them for real was better than hearing about them. He had finally seen them!!!

 

Lu Jingning took a moment to catch up with the rapidly spoken words. Were all staff members this irresponsible in their work nowadays?

 

 

In the live broadcast room, the audience, who had been eagerly waiting, finally saw the official start of the match.

 

The screen shifted after the short film ended, and the director switched the camera to the perspective from the virtual arena.

 

At this moment, you could see the two contestants on the stage. One held a rare metal whip, while the other still wielded the longsword from the previous duel with Bai Chen. They locked their gazes on each other, standing at a distance, neither taking any action.

 

A wave of screams surged through the venue, one wave higher than the next, almost reaching the sky.

 

The two on stage couldn’t hear the commotion outside, and at this moment, they were holding their breath, not making a move. It wasn’t that they couldn’t act, but rather, it was because they knew each other too well. When they had stepped onto the stage, they were uncertain about how to make their moves.

 

At least, in this match, they couldn’t release pheromones, or else… ahem, what should have been a dignified final could easily turn into an 18+ play scene before a live audience.

 

If they accidentally let their pheromones trigger each other’s deepest desires in front of the audience, it could lead to them rolling together. That would be extremely awkward!

 

So, tens of millions of viewers watched as the two of them struck various poses for quite some time. Finally, they saw them make a move.

 

Lu Jingning was slightly faster, and he cracked his whip.

 

Originally, from a very tricky angle, Wen Xingchen’s longsword was seen to rise, and in the instant it blocked Lu Jingning’s defense, it emitted a sharp collision sound. The next second, the sword’s edge shone like a rainbow, aiming to break through Lu Jingning’s defense from the side. Yet, the long whip came whistling, firmly coiling around the sword tip.

 

The two entangled weapons caused both of them to face each other in the arena for a long time. It wasn’t until Wen Xingchen suddenly exerted force, breaking the stalemate.

 

Lu Jingning, taken by surprise, was pulled forward, and his steps unconsciously moved, spinning a few times. He ended up colliding with a broad chest, firmly confined in an embrace.

 

However, this restraint didn’t last too long. Lu Jingning suddenly lifted a leg and swept it from below.

 

Wen Xingchen had been prepared for this and blocked the attack.

 

The two collided once more, both involuntarily stepping back a couple of paces, stopping on opposite sides of the arena, facing each other.

 

Through these intense exchanges, the situation was constantly changing.

 

All the spectators watched, but they were drawn into an inexplicable silence. Although the battle appeared genuinely intense, producing splendid sparks for a championship match, it felt strangely ambiguous. Perhaps it was because of the special relationship between the two, but the onlookers couldn’t help but sense a peculiar… s3xual tension.

 

So, where was the massive domestic violence scene they were promised?

 

Looking at the way they were exchanging punches and kicks on the stage, it seemed more like a flirtatious exchange. The audience was left puzzled, and they collectively thought, “Woof woof woof???”


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Chapter 85 – Are you trying to kill me?

Chapter 85 – Are you trying to kill me?

 

Jian Luo’s words came to an abrupt halt.

 

Outside, Secretary Jin, who had gone and returned, held the nutrient solution in his hand, clearing his throat awkwardly. “Um, I heard everything.”

 

“…”

 

They both tried to cover it up.

 

Jian Luo withdrew his hand and pretended to be casual. “Is that so? Hahaha, just chatting with someone earlier.”

 

Secretary Jin awkwardly agreed, “Yeah, just chatting.”

 

The two of them exchanged an awkward glance, then averted their eyes.

 

Finally, Secretary Jin spoke up, “Luo Luo, the military doctor just told me to bring you some tasteless nutrient solution to see if you can try it.”

 

Jian Luo was genuinely reluctant about the nutrient solution. He frowned, “Secretary Jin, please, I really don’t like drinking this stuff.”

 

“Luo Luo…” Secretary Jin also looked troubled. “But if you don’t drink it, how will your body get the nutrients it needs?”

 

Jian Luo sighed.

 

Life was tough. He sat on the sofa and suddenly thought of the dragon hatchling that had crawled on his shoulder earlier. Was that little black dragon really his offspring? It seemed… quite thin. Could it be because of his poor health that he couldn’t absorb nutrients properly? Now that he remembered, it seemed to be about the size of his palm. Thinking about other dragons, they all looked so robust. What if his offspring had a weak constitution and became the subject of ridicule? With these thoughts, Jian Luo suddenly found strength. “Alright, bring it. I’ll try.”

 

Secretary Jin was pleased. “Luo Luo, here you go.”

 

The nutrient solution was in a glass bottle, and from the outside, it still had the familiar green color. Jian Luo uncapped it with a motion that could rival a warrior unsheathing a sword, and with a heavy heart, he said, “I’ve had it.”

 

He poured the entire bottle into his mouth in one go, not daring to savor its taste, just downing it all at once. After finishing, he and Secretary Jin waited quietly for a moment.

 

Secretary Jin hesitated. “How is it?”

 

“It…” Jian Luo pondered for a moment. “It actually tastes like water.”

 

Secretary Jin breathed a sigh of relief. “Looks like it’s fine!”

 

Just as Jian Luo was about to nod, a wave of nausea surged from his stomach. He patted his chest and rushed to the bathroom, where he promptly vomited all the water he had just drunk into the toilet.

 

Secretary Jin was at a loss.

 

Jian Luo took a few shallow breaths and stood up, rinsing his mouth at the sink. He felt exhausted. “Forget it, don’t bother me anymore.”

 

Secretary Jin furrowed his brows. “You can’t go without eating.”

 

Jian Luo waved his hand, too tired to argue. “Let me rest for a while.”

 

“Alright.”

 

Secretary Jin looked at Jian Luo lying on the sofa, feeling a pang of sympathy. Jian Luo was so thin that his belly’s curve was visible even when sitting. His limbs were delicate. Secretary Jin lowered his head, only able to see his fair and tender profile, which looked rather pitiful.

 

Secretary Jin walked out of the room and saw the secretary assistant waiting outside.

 

Assistant Secretary whispered, “How is it?”

 

Secretary Jin shook his head.

 

“What should we do then?” The assistant secretary scratched his head, clearly also feeling troubled. “Human bodies are naturally fragile. If this continues, can Luo Luo’s body withstand it?”

 

Secretary Jin sighed. “I’ll go talk to Vice Admiral and get his opinion.”

 

The assistant secretary accompanied him, and the two of them went to the front, where they saw the Vice Admiral. He nodded politely when he saw them.

 

Secretary Jin briefly summarized the current situation. “Vice Admiral, we hope you can report to the Marshal and get a decision.”

 

The Vice Admiral held a document in his hand and spoke, “Secretary Jin, I think you might have a misunderstanding about me. Considering the Marshal’s current condition, you know his human courage… Are you sure he can handle the shock?”

 

Secretary Jin choked up.

 

These matters were indeed somewhat rashly handled, but Jian Luo’s situation couldn’t continue to be neglected.

 

Secretary Jin sighed. “Vice Admiral, regardless of whether Jian Luo can endure it, this isn’t a decision for us to make, is it?”

 

The Vice Admiral fell silent.

 

The three of them faced each other, wide-eyed, and just when everyone was about to make a decision, the door inside opened, and everyone unconsciously turned to look.

 

In the doorway, Lu Shifeng stood in his neatly pressed military uniform. The collar of his uniform was slightly open, revealing the dragon scales on his body. Only his face didn’t show any scales. He said, “Jiang Han.”

 

The Vice Admiral stood up with a swish.

 

Lu Shifeng’s gaze was icy. “Is his information bracelet ready?”

 

Jiang Han nodded quickly. “Yes.”

 

“Good.” Lu Shifeng walked to a nearby lounge and sat down. “Go and give it to him.”

 

Jiang Han was momentarily stunned but quickly understood and hurriedly acknowledged, “Yes!”

 

After Jiang Han left, the Vice Admiral’s expression didn’t look too good. Secretary Jin could see it and sighed.

 

Lu Shifeng asked her, “Has Jian Luo been eating?”

 

Secretary Jin replied, “Yes, he has been eating since he left, but he always ends up vomiting. The military doctor said it might be due to a lack of comforting pheromones from a mate and excessive worry, making it difficult for him to adjust to the environment.”

 

Lu Shifeng tapped his fingers on the table, deep in thought.

 

Secretary Jin also tactfully mentioned, “I can tell that the Marshal is genuinely concerned about Jian Luo. You could see it when he went to confront Jian Luo about scaring him with Silver Grey. Now that there are problems with Jian Luo and the child, I imagine the Marshal is not doing well either.”

 

On the other side, Jian Luo received the information bracelet brought by the Vice Admiral.

 

He looked at the bracelet with some surprise. “Silver?!”

 

“Yes, it was specially developed for you. All the functions are still intact,” the Vice Admiral said. “You can use it once you wear it.”

 

Jian Luo nodded. “Alright.”

 

The Vice Admiral hesitated for a moment, then his gaze fell on Jian Luo’s belly. He left without saying a word.

 

Jian Luo was trying to figure out how to use the bracelet when a call came in. He was surprised to find that it was Lu Shifeng calling, and his hand trembled as he answered.

 

It was a video call.

 

As the video connected, Jian Luo raised his head and saw Lu Shifeng’s face. They had seen each other these past few days, and Lu Shifeng appeared somewhat worn out.

 

Well, not exactly worn out, but he seemed to have a deep sense of hostility. His facial features were deep and three-dimensional, and his blood-red eyes were profound, like a coiled beast ready to strike.

 

Even through the video, Jian Luo felt a bit intimidated.

 

“Marshal?” Jian Luo stammered.

 

Lu Shifeng responded with a soft “Hmm.”

 

“Are you okay?” Jian Luo was worried and couldn’t help asking, “Are you injured?”

 

Lu Shifeng didn’t say much, just, “Hmm, injured.”

 

Then why didn’t you come back to see me?!

 

Jian Luo’s inner turmoil raged, but in reality, he could only hold himself back slightly and hugged himself.

 

Lu Shifeng took out a book. “Have you mastered the topics prepared by Lord Sacrifice?”

 

“…” Jian Luo choked. “Isn’t it still early for that? Don’t rush me.”

 

Lu Shifeng flipped through the book casually. “Which chapter is the specific assignment in? Let me see.”

 

Jian Luo agreed and, in fact, he had been feeling a little uncomfortable. However, Lu Shifeng’s request to check his homework completely diverted his attention, so he quickly got out of bed and found the book, saying through the video, “I’ve been reviewing on my own, and the main problem is with these questions on this page…”

 

He rambled on, and Lu Shifeng listened, occasionally interjecting a word or two.

 

Ever since Jian Luo’s condition had deteriorated a few days ago, discussing these things with Lu Shifeng helped him forget about his troubles.

 

Finally, he looked up at Lu Shifeng and hesitated. “Do you think this approach to solving the problem is correct?”

 

Lu Shifeng casually turned a page in the book and said, “There are a few mistakes. Look at line b, the verb shouldn’t be used like that.”

 

The two of them reviewed together, and Jian Luo nodded thoughtfully.

 

After they finished their homework, Jian Luo mentioned that he was also studying medical books. “I think once I learn it, maybe I can do more than just cooking in the future during our live broadcasts. I can add some medical content.”

 

Lu Shifeng’s words were to the point. “Adding extras is fine, but reading books late at night isn’t.”

 

“Uh…” Jian Luo buried himself in the book, carefully considering Lu Shifeng’s words. It seemed like he wouldn’t be coming back to sleep.

 

Realizing this, Jian Luo’s mood inexplicably sank a notch.

 

Finally, he couldn’t hold back and asked, “By the way, when will your wound heal?”

 

He looked up at the video segment of Lu Shifeng, and in this perspective, the Marshal saw Jian Luo’s face. That slightly thin face had indeed lost some weight. It was evident that these past few days had been tough on him.

 

Having seen many storms and endured numerous injuries, Lu Shifeng, even if he was in great pain, found himself feeling a bit choked up.

 

Seeing him asking, Jian Luo became a bit anxious. He quickly changed his words, saying, “I was just asking casually, you know… asking for the baby.”

 

Lu Shifeng spoke in a deep voice, “Is that so?”

 

“Yes, yes,” Jian Luo chuckled. To change the topic, he continued, “By the way, do you know, Dragon Brother, I dreamed about the baby yesterday. It was a black one, completely pitch black. It was just the size of my palm, you know?”

 

Lu Shifeng looked at his face and repeated, “Is that so?”

 

Jian Luo nodded vigorously.

 

Lu Shifeng’s eyes seemed to flash with a hint of a smile. “Did you only see one?”

 

Jian Luo suddenly became perplexed. He touched his belly and hesitated. “Could I have made a mistake in the ultrasound? Maybe there’s only one baby?”

 

Lu Shifeng tried to comfort him. “It’s not a mistake. Some hatchlings develop their consciousness earlier.”

 

Jian Luo nodded. “Oh, I see.”

 

The two of them chatted for a while, and finally, Jian Luo felt a bit tired. He glanced at Lu Shifeng in the video and waved his hand. “I’m going to sleep.”

 

Lu Shifeng responded with a simple “Hmm.”

 

It wasn’t until he saw that Jian Luo had fallen asleep on the video that Lu Shifeng ended the call.

 

Secretary Jin had been waiting nearby and approached. She handed him a bottle of calming nutrient liquid prescribed by the military doctor. “The doctor said you need to replenish with calming nutrients. This is today’s dose.”

 

Lu Shifeng took the bottle and opened it, taking a sip.

 

Secretary Jin was about to take her leave. “Then I’ll go now.”

 

Lu Shifeng spoke with a stern tone, “Go and stay with Jian Luo.”

 

Secretary Jin was momentarily stunned.

 

“If anything happens, come and tell me immediately,” Lu Shifeng continued, his gaze meeting hers, and he spoke with a deep voice, “Understood?”

 

Secretary Jin’s eyes trembled as they met those crimson irises. She quickly nodded. “Understood!”

 

 

Jian Luo had another nightmare.

 

This time, he dreamt of a place he had never been to before. The grass here was yellowed, and there was a pervasive, nauseating stench in the air.

 

Suddenly, the hillside not far away trembled, and a four-legged creature emerged from the ground. It was massive, about eight feet tall, with long whiskers swaying in the air, making it look extremely menacing.

 

Jian Luo widened his eyes and tried to take a few steps back, but as soon as he moved, the creature noticed him. Like a rat spotting rice, it charged straight at Jian Luo.

 

“Bang!”

 

In the nick of time, a gigantic black dragon descended from the sky, colliding with the creature. The collision created a massive cloud of dust and smoke.

 

Next, Jian Luo swore that he saw a scene of unprecedented frenzy and slaughter.

 

The creatures in this place had multiplied in great numbers. The black dragon, seemingly tireless, fought and slaughtered them tirelessly. Soon, the entire hillside was stained red.

 

Jian Luo looked around and couldn’t help but comment, “Either everything is burnt or stained red with blood, right?”

 

While he was muttering, unfortunately, the black dragon that had been in the middle of a killing spree suddenly stopped. It turned its head, its gaze sharp and alert, landing directly on Jian Luo. Those somewhat familiar blood-red eyes sent shivers down Jian Luo’s spine.

 

The two pairs of eyes met, and he seemed to be like prey pinned in place.

 

Suddenly,

 

The dragon lunged at him with its entire body.

 

Jian Luo stood frozen in place, not daring to move a muscle, unsure if his mind had gone blank or his legs had turned to jelly. When a fierce dragon comes charging at you, you know that one wrong move means certain death, yet he still couldn’t bring himself to move.

 

“Boom!”

 

The black dragon’s tail whipped, sending a four-horned insect behind Jian Luo flying several meters away, crashing into a nearby hill.

 

As they got closer, Jian Luo could see the dragon scales on the black dragon’s body, stained with what appeared to be the blood of some unknown creature. Strangely, there were many black dragons around, but he felt an inexplicable certainty about the one before him.

 

The wind on the hill blew strong, tousling Jian Luo’s hair.

 

The black dragon turned slowly, its eyes fixed on Jian Luo, distant yet filled with a strong killing intent. It was as though he were assessing a stranger, a helpless prey that could be easily dispatched with a single swipe of his claw. Jian Luo stood before the colossal black dragon, defenseless.

 

The dragon and the man locked eyes for a moment, as if time had frozen.

 

After a while,

 

Jian Luo spoke, his voice somewhat hoarse, “Are you going to kill me?”

 

The black dragon didn’t respond. Just as Jian Luo was about to speak again, he woke up, opening his eyes to find himself still in the cabin of the warship. The fragments of his dream felt so vivid, as if they were right in front of him, with a remarkable sense of reality.

 

He took a few shallow breaths, drenched in sweat.

 

Glancing at his side, he realized that he had been sharing a bed with Lu Shifeng since the incident three months ago. He had trouble sleeping before, but after being with him, he rarely had nightmares. Now, almost every night, he slept soundly, either lost in thoughts or thinking about him.

 

Jian Luo slumped on the bed, muttering to himself, “Just kill me…”

 

“Knock, knock, knock.”

 

There was a knocking sound from outside.

 

Jian Luo sat up and said, “Come in.”

 

Secretary Jin heard voices from inside and pushed a meal cart into the room. “Luo Luo, it’s evening, time to eat. You haven’t eaten anything all day.”

 

Seeing the food made Jian Luo physically uncomfortable. He frowned and said, “I can’t eat.”

 

Secretary Jin sighed inwardly and said, “Luo Luo, please try. If you can’t eat today, we’ll discuss it again.”

 

Jian Luo didn’t want to make it difficult for her, so he reluctantly took a few bites after sitting down at the table.

 

Secretary Jin looked at him expectantly.

 

“Ugh…”

 

After sitting for a while, Jian Luo rushed to the bathroom and vomited some bile.

 

Secretary Jin stood still, sighing. She went to help Jian Luo but hadn’t even reached him when he staggered and almost collapsed. She hurried over, saying, “Luo Luo!”

 

Everything went black for Jian Luo. He regained his composure after a while and said, “I… I think it might be low blood sugar.”

 

Secretary Jin said firmly, “I’ll get you a nutrient IV.”

 

Jian Luo hesitated but eventually nodded.

 

Outside, Lu Shifeng stood at the door. His gaze first fell on Jian Luo lying on the hospital bed, and he furrowed his brows. How could he look even thinner than he did in the video?

 

Secretary Jin stood at attention and said, “General.”

 

Lu Shifeng nodded and said, “Everyone, leave.”

 

The doctor and Secretary Jin didn’t dare to delay and quickly exited the room.

 

Inside the room, it was just Lu Shifeng and Jian Luo. Lu Shifeng sat down next to Jian Luo, not saying a word, just quietly keeping him company.

 

The scales on his neck were still visible.

 

Lu Shifeng’s breath was unsteady, but when he sat beside Jian Luo, the fierce aura within him, like boiling water meeting ice, gradually settled.

 

In the room, there was the faint sound of Jian Luo’s breathing, which brought great relief.

 

Lu Shifeng looked at the person on the bed. Jian Luo’s brows were tightly furrowed in his sleep. Lu Shifeng extended his hand, his rough fingertips gently pressed against the furrowed brow. The person in his sleep unconsciously made a cute little sound, endearing.

 

A faint smile tugged at the corners of Lu Shifeng’s lips. He had been born with a predisposition for violence, and the restless genes in his bones made it difficult for him to calm down after shedding blood. Although others saw him as calm, the torment was known only to himself. But when he looked at Jian Luo, it was as if a fierce beast, previously trapped in a confined space, suddenly found peace.

 

He had noticed it from the very beginning. Even a simple meal together or eating something prepared by Jian Luo helped him find that peace.

 

Jian Luo’s sleep was not restful. Seeing the IV was about to finish, Lu Shifeng stood up to leave. Just as the General took a couple of steps, his wrist was suddenly grabbed. Jian Luo, who was abruptly awakened from his dream, instinctively latched onto something, realizing that he had actually grabbed Lu Shifeng’s wrist.

 

The pair of eyes met each other in the silent room.

 

Lu Shifeng spoke in a deep voice, “Awake?”

 

“Huh?” Jian Luo struggled to sit up but forgot about the needle in his wrist, causing him to exclaim in pain, “Ah, it hurts!”

 

Lu Shifeng sighed inwardly, then removed the needle, held Jian Luo’s shoulder, and said with a hint of helplessness, “Don’t be so restless. Are you still a child?”

 

Jian Luo felt a pang of shame, but he had thick skin, so he quickly recovered. After adjusting his mental state, he raised his head and happened to see the scales on Lu Shifeng’s neck. He remembered that they were there before, and he had even detected an unfamiliar scent on Lu Shifeng. This was also something from before.

 

Lu Shifeng noticed his gaze and furrowed his brows.

 

Jian Luo pointed to his neck, “You…”

 

Inexplicably, Lu Shifeng’s heart tightened. He had faced the fear of going into battle for the first time, entered the Dragon Valley for training for the first time, and faced a thousand enemies alone, but now, when he met Jian Luo’s clean eyes, he strangely felt a hint of nervousness deep within him. This emotion seemed to be called—fear.

 

It was strange; General Lu Shifeng himself didn’t care about the rumors and what others thought of him. He rarely showed himself in public and couldn’t be bothered by idle talk or malicious speculation. But—

 

At this moment,

 

He began to worry that Jian Luo might say something he didn’t want to hear, and that would make him sad.


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