Day: July 2, 2024

Chapter 162 – The Transformation of the Offspring

Chapter 162 – The Transformation of the Offspring


Just as many people were discussing fervently, suddenly, a well-known gossip journalist from the Dark Star posted a Weibo:


“According to reliable sources, Marshal Lu is getting married to Jian Luo. Once the Dragon God blesses the Dragon Valley, their wedding date can be set. The source is reliable, and they are opting for the Second Marriage Law.”


This single statement shook the entire internet. While it was speculated that Jian Luo might marry, nobody expected it to be Marshal Lu in the end. Some had even speculated that it wouldn’t be Marshal Lu at all, arguing that these two had children without formalizing their union. The appearance of this information felt like a direct slap in the face to those assumptions.


“Is it true?”


“Is there solid evidence?”


“Unscrupulous media should not spread rumors.”


“My goodness, who can believe this? Setting aside the Dragon Clan, just Marshal Lu’s personal wealth could buy several paradises. Splitting assets? That’s insane!”


The journalist seemed slightly affected by the public’s questioning and praise. He began posting more and more, presenting a photo as evidence: “I took this photo in a mall. Jian Luo’s mother was buying red paper, saying it’s for a joyful occasion. It must be true.”


The release of this photo did strengthen the credibility for many, yet some still refused to accept the reality:


“Come on, can’t there be any other joyous occasion besides marriage at home?”


“Yeah, this doesn’t seem reliable.”


“Don’t believe rumors, don’t spread rumors.”


Some even suspected the reporter fabricated the story, while others speculated Jian Luo orchestrated this for attention, deliberately creating a topic to boost sales. Many found this speculation plausible, believing that Marshal Lu Shifeng would never agree to the Second Marriage Law—it seemed like a fantasy.


People continued to speculate and tag Lu Shifeng, curious and eager for answers. Some felt tagging him was futile, given Lu Shifeng’s likely non-response due to his personality.


One netizen asked, “Now everyone is gossiping that you’re getting married. Could you clarify this, Your Excellency?”


However, just as most people were about to give up, suddenly—


Upon refreshing, there was suddenly a new reply under his comments, clearly from the golden-named Lu Shifeng v: “To clarify, it’s true.”


This sentence caused a mixed reaction of relief and astonishment.




The netizens collectively fell silent for a moment, then exploded in shock and excitement.


“Is it really his second marriage?”


“Overnight wealth, wow.”


“Master, heartbreak for me. I’m a fan of Luo Luo.”


“Why is Luo Luo getting married? Can’t she wait ten more years for me?”


“Wait for you? Do you have half of the Dragon Clan’s treasure?”


“Sorry to disturb.”


For most internet users, aside from spectating and being shocked, they were also genuinely supportive of this couple’s marriage. Jian Luo held a different significance in many people’s hearts. In the eyes of the hierarchical Dark Star residents, Jian Luo was akin to a leader among the human race, marrying into the Dragon Clan’s royalty. Although seen as reaching a bit high, they couldn’t deny the global hope she represented!


Therefore, many people felt that they were a perfect match and gave their full blessings and approval. They were already looking forward to the wedding, and some memes started circulating among the crowd.


“#Still using the First Marriage Law, are you richer than Marshal Lu Shifeng?”


“#First couple under the new Marriage Law”


The internet was abuzz with discussions about this event, and many were quite excited. Since both were well-known figures, the news spread quickly across the entire planet.



“Luo Luo!”


Early in the morning, Jian Luo was dragged out of bed by Su Liang.


Rubbing his sleepy eyes, Jian Luo asked, “Mom, what’s up?”


“You need to prepare a lot for your wedding. Have you chosen the auspicious patterns for the decorations?” Su Liang continued, “And also, won’t you come and help with the invitations? Do you know how many people?”


Still half-asleep, Jian Luo was forcibly pulled along to do chores.


He had thought that such formalities were unnecessary at this point. At least, it shouldn’t be as complicated as the many customs in their village. Yet now in Paradise, not only were there more customs, but he also had to learn the human marriage customs while simultaneously adapting to those of the Dragon Clan.


Jian Luo frowned. “Seriously?”


Su Liang said, “Ordinary folks like us wouldn’t need so many rules, but your current status is different. You’re now a leader among us humans. How can your marriage be too casual? Wouldn’t it make us humans look humble?”


“We’ve discussed it. The dowry for you shouldn’t be anything too ordinary. We humans don’t have anything special, so each household will prepare an embroidered picture for you and the Marshal as a token.”


Jian Luo, writing the invitations, replied, “It doesn’t have to be so troublesome. Sincerity is enough.”


Su Liang glanced at him. “Children don’t understand.”


Jian Luo knew that no matter what he said now, Su Liang wouldn’t listen. He wisely chose to remain silent to avoid further scolding.



In the afternoon, Lu Shifeng came to find Jian Luo.


Jian Luo asked, “What’s up? Here to help with the invitations?”


Lu Shifeng held his hand and said to Su Liang, “I need him for the afternoon.”


Su Liang’s attitude towards Lu Shifeng was markedly different, and she quickly said, “Go ahead, go ahead. Have fun!”




Jian Luo couldn’t believe it.


Just moments ago, he had mentioned wanting to take the afternoon off, and Su Liang had scolded him for being mischievous.


As Lu Shifeng pulled him away, Jian Luo muttered, “My mom is more lenient with you.”


Lu Shifeng lowered his voice. “You’re mistaken.”




“She’s tolerant and polite to me because she hopes I’ll treat you well,” Lu Shifeng’s voice was deep and magnetic. “Otherwise, she would only advise you to stay away from me.”


Jian Luo was shocked, then burst out laughing.


Lu Shifeng raised an eyebrow. “Did I say something wrong?”


“No no no,” Jian Luo chuckled helplessly. “Let’s go, what are we doing out here?”


Despite already having children, their time together remained sweet and affectionate. Every time they met, Jian Luo was delighted, much like a couple in the throes of a new romance.


Lu Shifeng said, “Fetching the children.”




In a nearby pavilion, three youngsters sat together, chatting animatedly as they watched television. While most children their age were watching educational cartoons, Jian Luo’s three were engrossed in action-packed mech battles, discussing tactics and deployments.


Long Autian was particularly excited, pointing at the latest combat mech with enthusiasm. He puffed up his chest, indicating to his younger siblings that one day, he too would pilot such machines.


His younger brother was more interested in command and strategic formations, focusing on the commander’s segments. Occasionally, he would appease his elder brother during breaks. Meanwhile, his younger sister showed more interest in the cost and assembly of mechs, jotting down notes intermittently.


Jian Luo approached them and asked, “Have you finished your morning lessons?”


The three youngsters spotted Jian Luo and rushed over excitedly, abandoning the TV. They crowded around him, affectionately rubbing against him, displaying their well-behaved nature.


Jian Luo patted their heads lovingly.


Lu Shifeng said, “Let’s go.”


Jian Luo was puzzled. “Where to?”


“The Dragon Valley,” Lu Shifeng replied. “First, I’ll take them to the Sacred Tree to learn the way. Later, when they transform, they’ll have to fly there on their own.”


In other words, this time, Dad was taking them flying.


The youngsters had never been to the Dragon Valley before and were very curious. Previously, they were too weak physically, so Lu Shifeng hadn’t taken them. Now that they were stronger, he was preparing to take them there. Standing atop the small pavilion, a gust of wind blew in, and a massive black dragon appeared out of nowhere in the sky. Its scales shimmered brilliantly in the sunlight, exuding a majestic aura.


Jian Luo helped the three youngsters onto Lu Shifeng’s back. Once they were settled, Lu Shifeng took off. The black dragon soared into the sky, making the whole world seem small underfoot. They overlooked everything, feeling the refreshing coolness brought by the wind.




The young dragonlings had never flown before. It was their first experience, exhilarating and awe-inspiring. It seemed as though dragons were meant to soar in the sky, craving the thrill of flight and the dominance of overlooking the earth.


The white gates of Dragon Valley swung open, and Lu Shifeng led the little ones inside.


Jian Luo’s eyes widened. “This place…”


The Dragon Valley looked completely different from Jian Luo’s previous visits. Those times, it was a vast, desolate wilderness with endless plains and flowing rivers, truly spectacular.


But now, Dragon Valley was in full bloom. Cartoonish little clouds adorned the sky, and the ground was covered with beautiful, delicate flowers, petals fluttering down in vibrant splendor.


Lu Shifeng remarked, “This is their transformation realm.”


Jian Luo was shocked. “So Dragon Valley isn’t always the same?”


“Who told you that?” Lu Shifeng set the youngsters down to play. “Every dragon entering Dragon Valley steps into their own transformation realm. Each one is unique. From what I know, Silver Ash’s realm is particularly special, nearly impossible to navigate.”


Jian Luo asked, “What determines the formation of these different realms?”


Lu Shifeng replied, “It’s based on personal psychology.”


In other words, your inner self manifests into tangible form within your realm.


Jian Luo sat on Lu Shifeng’s back. “Is this the illusion of when the little ones were young? What about yours?”


Lu Shifeng said, “It was different.”


Jian Luo fell silent, suddenly remembering. Lu Shifeng’s first transformation realm had failed—he had no wings and couldn’t fly for centuries.


Looking over the lively grassland, Lu Shifeng said, “My first realm was nothing but rubble, with torrential rain and dangerous beasts lurking in the forest.”


Jian Luo was stunned, recalling a dream of his own.


Lu Shifeng gently placed Jian Luo on the ground. “Aren’t you curious about my first illusion?”


Jian Luo looked at him.


“I fought through that forest, vanquishing all beasts that came near me, until I reached the sacred tree. I thought I had done well, but the tree didn’t approve.”


The boy, covered in blood, kneeled before the sacred tree amidst countless beast corpses. The tree, neither blessing nor condemning, looked upon him with pity and sorrow, unable to respond.

T/N: Hope you’re having a good day! Drink water and make sure to sleep early! (>w<)/

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Chapter 161 – The Reverse Proposal

Chapter 161 – The Reverse Proposal


Jian Luo stared at the documents in front of him, lost in thought.


As he flipped through them, he gradually discovered that there were very few and vague records about the Dragon Clan’s illusions. Most likely, dragons who had experienced them were unwilling to discuss them. Another reason was that Jian Luo had just learned that each dragon’s illusion realm was unique, rendering them fundamentally incomparable.


The only certainty was that the more times one entered the illusion, the greater the danger within. However, with each journey, one would undoubtedly grow stronger, significantly so. Lu Shifeng was already on his third expedition. This time, he had no choice but to face it head-on, with no retreat.


“How could this be…”


Jian Luo had spent the whole day in the library, but it was the alert from his personal information bracelet that finally woke him. It was from Su Liang.


Su Liang said, “Luo Luo, where are you? Haven’t seen you all day.”


Jian Luo was still immersed in the documents. The more he read, the more apprehensive he became, feeling as if he were facing a formidable enemy. He hastily replied, “Mom, I’ll talk to you tonight when I get back. I’m busy right now. Please take care of the little ones.”


Su Liang asked, “What are you up to?”


Jian Luo didn’t explain further. “I’ll tell you later.”


After ending the call, Jian Luo could no longer sit still. He stood up and walked briskly outside. In the past, he was unfamiliar with the military terrain, but now he moved around as if it were his own home, navigating effortlessly.


Jian Luo walked faster and faster, as if rushing to meet someone.


The afternoon sunlight bathed him as he hurried towards the warm, summer-like temperature. Walking under the sun, his pace was swift, almost as if he might burst into flames at any moment.




The door to the training camp opened.


Gasping for breath, Jian Luo stood at the entrance. Looking inside, he saw Lu Shifeng standing on the training platform. Nearby, three young trainees were at their stations, and behind them stood a group of instructors. In preparation for Lu Shifeng’s upcoming third illusion journey, the most outstanding dragon trainers had gathered. They stood beside Lu Shifeng like stars around their king.


The door closed with a slight sound, and Lu Shifeng turned around.


A drop of sweat trickled down Jian Luo’s cheek. His face was flushed, carrying an excitement that he couldn’t quite hide.


Taking a step forward, Jian Luo gasped, “I need to talk to you… with you.”


Lu Shifeng handed what he was holding to an assistant nearby and walked over. He pulled out a handkerchief from his pocket and wiped the sweat from Jian Luo’s forehead, his voice deep and magnetic, “Take your time. No need to rush.”


Jian Luo took a deep breath. He held Lu Shifeng’s hand and said slowly, “Come with me.”


They walked outside to the balcony, where the view was expansive. Jian Luo stood in front of Lu Shifeng, who was more than a head taller. When they stood together, Jian Luo had to tilt his head up to look at him. The setting sun cast its glow upon them, drawing them closer together.


In Lu Shifeng’s eyes, Jian Luo’s face was filled with hesitation and conflict, as if he was pondering whether to speak up or not. Lu Shifeng suddenly became curious. Could it be because he was about to embark on the illusion journey that Jian Luo wanted to discuss something that had already been prepared?


“Jian Luo, do you want to…”


“Marry me!”



There was a brief silence in the air.


For a moment, Lu Shifeng doubted if he had misheard something. He repeated incredulously, “What did you say?”


Jian Luo hesitated, “What I mean is, let’s get married, with my blood as the sacrifice.”


Lu Shifeng’s blood-red eyes dimmed for a moment. He quickly understood what Jian Luo meant by those words.


A breeze blew in from the other side, gradually fading the blush on Jian Luo’s face caused by running. Leaning against the railing, he seemed to have finally spoken his mind, even feeling a bit relieved, his eyes bright and filled with excitement.


Lu Shifeng said solemnly, “Jian Luo, do you understand what you’re saying?”


“I do.”


“If I fail, you won’t have many good years left.”


“Who said that? I still have over thirty years.” Jian Luo counted on his fingers, “Thirty years is enough time for so many things. We can travel, play, watch our children grow up. You can teach them to fly. With your abilities, you can teach them how to protect themselves. We…”


As he spoke, tears suddenly streamed down his face like beads breaking loose, uncontrollable. Jian Luo wiped his face with the back of his hand, sniffing to cover his embarrassment.


Lu Shifeng reached out to wipe his tears, his voice gentle, “Without sacrificing, you would have endless life, able to stay with them longer, travel, play. I know you would protect them.”


“But not without you!”


Jian Luo looked up, his black eyes now tinged with red, his voice hoarse from crying. He threw himself into Lu Shifeng’s embrace, “I don’t want to live that long. I want to be with you.”


Lu Shifeng caught the small human unexpectedly, and for a moment, a hundred emotions surged within him.


Humans were said to be fragile, yet sometimes terrifyingly brave—brave enough to sacrifice their lives, brave enough to surprise him. Lu Shifeng was determined to protect Jian Luo, shield him from any hardship, pave the way for him, and ensure his future life wouldn’t be so arduous.


Yet now, Jian Luo told him he also wanted to protect himself, to contribute to their relationship, even willing to endure hardship if it meant being with him.


Lu Shifeng chuckled softly as he patted the human’s head in his arms, feeling an unexpected warmth.


Jian Luo sniffled, a bit annoyed, “What are you laughing at?”




Lu Shifeng responded quietly, “Feels quite unusual.”


Jian Luo looked puzzled.


“First time being taken care of.” Lu Shifeng gently wiped away the tears on Jian Luo’s cheek, his voice both amused and solemn, “Thank you, our Luo Luo.”


Lu Shifeng, the Marshal, had never imagined that one day he would be protected by a human, healed by a human, and—fall in love with a human.


Dark stars were selfish, and dragons possessed strong territorial instincts. Undoubtedly, they were selfish beings. Before meeting Jian Luo, Lu Shifeng had never considered sharing anything with anyone. He had lived solitary in this world, akin to a machine created with a mission, destined to fade into the Dragon Valley after fulfilling that mission.


But then he met Jian Luo.


Jian Luo scratched his head awkwardly, “No need to thank me. It’s nothing. Actually, after careful consideration, I thought about it all day. I know this might be risky, but I still want to try. I’m prepared for whatever happens. I…”


“Jian Luo.”


Lu Shifeng interrupted him.


Jian Luo looked up, bewildered.


Lu Shifeng held Jian Luo as if embracing his most precious treasure. The mighty dragon lowered his head before Jian Luo, and in the twilight’s glow, gently placed a kiss on Jian Luo’s forehead, whispering softly, “Let’s get married.”


Silence enveloped them. A white bird flew across the sky, leaving a long trail in its wake. It was an ordinary day yet so extraordinary.


Spring brought renewal to all things, summer was approaching. Warm winds carried whispers as they passed the railing, brightening the world. Amidst the spring-summer transition, Jian Luo’s voice was soft yet weighty in the wind, “Yes.”



Next day


The Dark Star’s two sets of marriage laws were officially announced!


This was the first instance of “one country, two systems.” When the laws were publicized, the nation was shocked. Some couldn’t believe their eyes at the two sets of marriage laws. The reaction from the Dark Stars was even more pronounced:


“Who would choose the second set?”


“Even property division? I bet no one will choose.”


“Even if they choose the first set, those who want to marry will still marry. Don’t humans want to come to the Sky City?”


Some Dark Stars seemed to live in a dream, dreaming of others taking the initiative, but reality soon dealt them a harsh blow.


Hope Elementary School in Paradise was completed. Although schools in Sky City were open to humans, tuition fees were not reduced. Most families preferred to send their children to Hope Elementary, where the teachers recruited by Jian Luo were highly educated individuals from Phoenix Terrace, no less competent than those in big city schools. Moreover, Hope Elementary was tuition-free, ensuring that children would not face discrimination.


After a few shy days, many illiterate adults found new opportunities when Jian Luo established an adult vocational school. Here, they learned literacy and gained knowledge under the guidance of teachers, understanding concepts like propriety, justice, integrity, and discerning right from wrong. They came to realize that the world was not confined to just the farming settlements but extended over vast, expansive spaces.


“Why should I work as a waiter in Sky City?”


“Oh, our factory is also in the Industrial Park of Sky City.”


“Sorry, I’m focused on building my career right now. The factory needs people, and I don’t have time to chat with you.”


With their own careers and goals, humans were no longer mere dependents. They soon discovered that not all Dark Stars were as welcoming. Marrying into Sky City no longer garnered envy from the entire village. In the current Paradise, everyone had their own careers and jobs, no longer confined to their original status.


As human industry slowly developed, potato chips and fries, after passing moonlight inspections, gained widespread popularity and acclaim. They became essential snacks for home and travel, with sales skyrocketing to the point where factories needed overtime to keep up with demand.


Many Dark Stars were slow to react:


“Are we supposed to follow the second set of marriage laws if we want to date and get married?”


“The first set is completely meaningless.”


Among these discussions, one highly praised response stood out:


“Actually, maybe they don’t care about your money at all. They just want to see your sincerity. If you’re so meticulous even about marriage, not treating them like equals, how can you live together? Honestly, Peace Paradise is expanding now, and Earth is also under construction. In the future, humans will move there. Who do you think will still care about your possessions then? You might as well stay with your wealth.”


Author’s Note: When writing about Luo Luo, I suddenly thought of a line from “Big Fish & Begonia”: “What’s the use of living long if you’re not happy?”

T/N: Hope you’re having a good day! Drink water and make sure to sleep early! (>w<)/

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

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


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

If you like cats, check out Revenge of the Garfield

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

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

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

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

and many, many more!


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


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