Chapter 20


Outside the West Gate, two figures stood side by side on the roadside, drawing the attention of passersby.


Jian Luan had just returned to the dormitory when he was dragged out by Wen Xingchen. With a puzzled expression, he couldn’t help but ask, “So what are we doing here? If you wanted to find Lu Jingning, couldn’t you have come earlier? Now he’s not here, and don’t you think it’s a bit windy standing here?”


Wen Xingchen leisurely replied, “Who said I’m looking for him?”


Jian Luan said, “??? Then why did you call me out?”


Wen Xingchen glanced at him lightly and said, “For a walk.”


Jian Luan: “…”


What the hell, a walk?!


He rubbed his temples with a slight headache and decided not to pursue the topic further. “So, are we just going to stand here like this all the time?”


Wen Xingchen started walking and said, “Let’s wander around.”


Jian Luan had no choice but to reluctantly follow.


The area near the West Gate was not a bustling place. It was said to have been a military parts manufacturing base in earlier years, but it had since been relocated, leaving behind a bunch of abandoned warehouses with few people visiting on ordinary days.


Jian Luan followed behind Wen Xingchen, feeling amazed at his choice of “walking” location.


But what else could he do?


He didn’t know, and he didn’t dare to ask.


While he was silently complaining in his mind, Wen Xingchen suddenly stopped in his tracks, lost in thought, almost bumping into Jian Luan. “What’s wrong?” Jian Luan asked.


Wen Xingchen didn’t answer; he just lightly sniffed.


A faintly sour and astringent smell seemed to pass by, and it stirred something in his heart. His gaze changed slightly as he looked around and suddenly locked onto a direction, taking long strides toward it.


Jian Luan’s senses weren’t as keen as Wen Xingchen’s, so he felt a bit bewildered at first. But after walking a while behind him, he suddenly felt a tingling sensation on his skin.


His whole body’s hair stood on end, and in the familiar sensation, he instinctively stopped, tightly covering his mouth and nose, his tone filled with horror, “Is this Lu Jingning unleashing his power?!”


Wen Xingchen didn’t answer. Although he didn’t know the exact situation, he could vaguely sense a strange disorder within this pheromone.


It didn’t seem like intentional suppression but rather an uncontrollable outbreak, wildly erupting and wreaking havoc.


“Wait here,” leaving behind these words, Wen Xingchen quickened his pace once again.


Jian Luan still had lingering fear in his heart and wanted to stay as far away as possible. Of course, he had no objections and squeezed out a sentence with his finger in his nose, “I’ll wait for you to come back!”



On the other side, Lu Jingning was almost amused by Zhong Feng’s redundant behavior.


“You useless son of a bitch.”


Muttering under his breath, he took a deep breath and leaned to the side, closing his eyes in exhaustion under the overwhelming dizziness. He no longer looked at the trash in front of him.


Zhong Feng, feeling like he was given amnesty, suddenly found a glimmer of hope in his almost collapsing heart. With the last bit of strength, he crawled and rolled to the entrance of the warehouse.


Struggling to stand up on his weak legs, he thought he could finally escape this calamity. But then he discovered a large lock hanging on the tightly closed door.




His vision went black, and he nearly fainted. Despairingly, he roared, “Where’s the key?! Who has the key?!”


Most of the small-time hooligans had already fainted from dizziness, and the few survivors were on the verge of passing out. They gasped for breath and replied, “D… don’t know.”


Zhong Feng could feel the pheromones in the air becoming increasingly intense. Subconsciously, he turned to look at Lu Jingning, whose face had turned crimson. His breathing was even more rapid than before, indicating that he was about to enter his heat at any moment.


Looking at the “prey” that should have belonged to them, Zhong Feng couldn’t help but shudder instinctively, almost unable to imagine what he would look like when he completely fell into chaos.


At this moment, their roles had completely reversed, and the initiator, Zhong Feng, felt weak like a lamb waiting to be slaughtered. In this situation, he felt as if he were just one step away from instant death.


The last thread of rationality finally snapped in that instant. Zhong Feng no longer cared about the consequences and took out his communicator to dial the emergency hotline of the security team directly.


The customer service representative calmly asked for specific details and location, then said in a gentle voice, “I have relayed and submitted your request for assistance. Please wait patiently in your current location.”


Zhong Feng went crazy, “Wait?! How long do I have to wait?”


The customer service representative replied, “Since the security team just finished their patrol, based on the location, it will probably take around 40 minutes.”


Zhong Feng: “…”


He couldn’t be sure if he would still be alive after 40 minutes.


After the last glimmer of hope was extinguished, Zhong Feng felt his strength leave his body, and he collapsed heavily against the wall, closing his eyes in despair.


If he could start over, he would rather stab his past self to death.


As Zhong Feng was contemplating in chaos about his last words, there was suddenly a loud noise behind him as the warehouse door was impacted by a force, causing the ground to tremble slightly.


He opened his eyes in astonishment and couldn’t help but feel ecstatic.


Didn’t they say it would take 40 minutes? Unexpectedly, the security team arrived so quickly?


Before he could think too much, the door was forcefully kicked open from the outside, accompanied by a gust of wind that dispersed the concentration of pheromones in the air.


When Zhong Feng saw the person who entered, he couldn’t help but be stunned for a moment, but the joy of surviving overwhelmed his thoughts.


No matter who had come, he had finally made it through!


Wen Xingchen quickly scanned the surroundings, and finally, his gaze fell upon a figure in the corner.


At this moment, Lu Jingning leaned against the wall with a flushed face. Sensing someone’s gaze, he looked up, and despite his heavy breathing and terrible state, he couldn’t help but curl his lips into a teasing smile. “Oh, Wen, didn’t I tell you that you didn’t need to come?”


Under the dense concentration of pheromones, Wen Xingchen felt something recklessly colliding in his mind. With great effort, he managed to regain a shred of rationality, but his expression inevitably turned solemn.


Although the Alpha around them had fallen into a stupor, it was not difficult to guess what had happened from the situation.


Just at this moment, Zhong Feng, who wasn’t afraid of death, spoke up, “Thank you this time…”


Before he could finish the second “thank you,” Wen Xingchen lifted his leg without hesitation, and it was a swift kick to Zhong Feng’s face.


The tremendous force sent Zhong Feng flying through the air, and he crashed heavily into the wall before slowly sliding to the ground.


In that moment before he closed his eyes, a thought emerged in his mind with a sense of relief: It’s better to be unconscious.


Wen Xingchen, after kicking Zhong Feng away, seemed to still be unsatisfied. Perhaps it was because he needed something to release the intense emotions inside him.


In an instant, everyone in the vicinity who still had a shred of rationality was kicked down, one by one.


Finally, Wen Xingchen felt that the fiery heat in his chest seemed to have calmed down a bit. He bit his lip tightly and took a step toward Lu Jingning.


Lu Jingning had barely held onto his sanity, but when he saw Wen Xingchen approaching, he completely relaxed.


And once he relaxed, the effect of the pheromones seemed to become even stronger. As Wen Xingchen reached out to support him, Lu Jingning instinctively leaned toward him, feeling an indescribable comfort. Subconsciously, he murmured incoherently, “Wen Xingchen, it’s amazing that you’re not afraid of my pheromones… An Omega’s heat is so annoying. I’m so hot now. Are you hot? You know, I never realized how good-looking you are… Hey, can you help me? I feel a bit unsteady now…”


Wen Xingchen had encountered Omegas in heat before, but it was the first time he had such a strong impulse to press someone against the wall and ruthlessly ravage them.


Using all the self-control he had in his life, he managed to resist losing his sanity to this enchanting temptation.


With clenched fists, after a long while, he coldly and emotionlessly uttered five words near Lu Jingning’s ear, “Do you want suppressants?”


Lu Jingning raised his head in confusion, “Huh? What did you say?”


Wen Xingchen averted his gaze, avoiding eye contact, and repeated, “I’m asking if you want suppressants.”


Lu Jingning rested his head on Wen Xingchen’s shoulder, and the pheromones emitted an Alpha scent that felt cool and piercing like a menthol cigarette. Under the chaotic influence of the turbulent aura, he was momentarily captivated, and in a daze, he murmured, “I can, but do you want me?”


After a long time, a voice devoid of emotion due to restraint sounded in Wen Xingchen’s ear, “No.”


Author’s Note: Giving you a chance to choose again?


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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